File No. 861.00/3563

The Consul at Vladivostok ( Caldwell ) to the Secretary of State


387. Municipal elections were held here, 29th, previous elections having been nullified by court under Horvat influence, owing to alleged irregularities. Final count: of 37,400 qualified electors, 4,217 valid ballots cast. Non-socialist bloc returned 55 of 101 municipal councilmen; socialist bloc 31, remainder scattering. These results were due to restriction of franchise since last election and as most [boycott] of elections by a majority workmen. Department is referred for instructive comparison with former elections to my July 31, 2 p.m.,1 and August 3, 11 a.m.2

  1. Ante, p. 320.
  2. Ante, p. 327.