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RUSSIA GIVES CITIZENSHIP
RIGHTS TO JEWS POLITICAL
PRISONERS ARE FREED
Petrograd, March 19. Full right
of citizenship to Jews and abolition
of the pale was the further progres
sive steps which democratic Russia
took today. Jews throughout Russia
hailed the new order with great re
joicing. Petrograd is 'astir with enthus
iasm; its streets are packed with or
derly crowds. Public utilities are
now running as of old. Today all
newspapers were republishing and
with entire freedom of editorial
power. Many of the newspapers who
resumed yesterday commemdrated
the event hy special editions full of
eulogies of the new "free Russia"
including poems and long analytical
All public buildings in the capital
have been draped with the red .flag
of the revolutionists.
Prince Yousupoff and the Grand
Duke Dmitri Paveluyitch, who were
banished by the old imperial govern
ment because of suspicion that they
were connected with the removal of
the Monk Rasputin, were permitted
to return to Petrograd today by spe
cial order of the minister of justiqe.
Dispatches from Moscow today
said all workmen had resumed their
occupations. The deposed Czar
Nicholas was enroute to one of his
imperial palaces in Crimea tdday.
Meanwhile his children were all ill,
except the Grand Duchess Marie.
The young Grand Duke Alexis, who
was heir to the throne, was reported
in a critical condition. He is not only
suffering from the measles, like the
other four children of the royal fam
ily, but is reported to have suffered a
re-opening of an old wound on his
The Grand Duke Nicholas, now
commander-in-chief of Russia's war
forces, at Tifiis today ordered the re
lease of all political prisoners at
Baku and exhorted Ms soldiers to
continue to obey their lawful chiefs.
He urged they "defend their country
and support Russia's allies in this un
London. .Premier Lloyd George
indicated in an announcement in the
house of commons today that on
Thursday he would, move 'that the
British government extend cdngratu
lations to the Russian dUma for its
establishment of a new government.
The prime minister, however, said
that information does not indicate
that all danger in Russia is passed.
Washington. Petrograd is quiet and
a similar condition is apparent in
other parts of Russia, according to
the first cablegram received- from
Ambassador Francis at Petrograd
since early last week.
RUSSIA'S. STRONG MAN
GRAND DUKE KfCHOLAS-
He commanded the Russian army
at the beginning of the war and won
notable victories. He was deposed
Jhrough jealous influences, .