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[TTITVDK OF COXGRESS. Unfavorable Action Ukely on Limi tation of Armament. trasbJastoa. June 14. — : Tha attitude of tha v3rl , ;S preat powers as they enter the Hapm? roncreps to-morrow has now been made clear. a s p. r.-ilt of official exchanges and the series of unofficial dispatches from the various capi ta . ? ; This permit* a forecast to be made of th« course which the congTeps will adopt on ttie Important subjects to be considered. LIMITATION OF ARMAMKNTP. on the subject of limiting armaments, which has created the greatest public discussion, the pnsitirJTi of the powers is as follows: pfcvorabte t>. limitation— Great Britain, United States, Spain, Portugal. Norway and the South Bn ] Central American countries co-operating with th« United States. Opposed to limitation — Germany, Austria, Ru^ia- wboM position !s definite and final; which favors limitation In principle, but -trained by her position In the Triple Alll- Bnoa to art with Oermany and Austria; Franc*-. which regards limitation as chimerical, and in TTTE HALJj OP TTTB KNIGHTS AT THE HAGUE. expedient, owing to the strength of German armament. This shows that all of the great powers of Continental Europe aro opposed to the limita tion of armaments, either directly or by reasons cf expediency or alliance. The strength of ttn proposition, therefore, depends upon Great Brit ain and the United States, with the minor powers which each of them influences — Spain. Portugal, Switzerland and other lesser powers of Europe favorable to the English view, and the South and Central American states co operating wtth tho United States. On a vote, the proposition of limiting arma ments would probably obtain a numerical ma jority, mainly owing to the large voting strength si the combined Americas. A majority vote la not sufficient, however, as unanimity Is essen tial to make such a proposition effective. It fftf apparent, therefore, at the outset of the congress, that the project of limiting arma ments Is not likely to be adopted in any definite or final form, although discussion may bring some educational and moral progress on the nibject. The attitude of Japan, the only remaining greet power, is somewhat Indefinite as to lim itation of armament f. The Japanese alliance v."\ England will naturally incline Japan to cn-oper:-.:" with her ally, but sentiment In Japan is Brf*M'T Indifferent to the proposition, and Japanese policy tends toward increase Instead of limitation ,of her armament.. EXTENSION OF ARBITRATION. The position of the powers is more generally favorable to extending the scope of arbitration. Russia, France and Italy, which are opposed or Indifferent to limiting armaments, are strongly favorab'.e to extending arbitration. This places three of the great Continental powers of Europe in ..-operation with Great Britain and the Dotted Ftates on the arbitration question, whilo the minor po^rs of Europe and of South and Cer.tra! America also favor enlarged powers of arbitration. The position of Germany and Austria is not favorab'.e to extending arbitration beyond the formula adopted at the last Hague conference. as it is maintained that further extension of arbitration will infringe upon national sover eignty. This, however, has not yet developed into a f-trong opposition to arbitration. On a vote, the extension of arbitration will doubtless command a large majority — so large that boom definite advance on this pubject is to be expected. RULES OF WARFARE. The nations represented at The Hague are practically unanimous in favoring the revision Of the rules observed in times of war. Rufis!a and Japan will take an active part In the dis cussion 1 f this revision, based on the experiences of th* last war. The United States propositions as to ■ declaration of war preceding hostilities, limiting the seizure of private property at sea, J*stri<uir.g contraband, etc.. will have, the active support of Germany and most of the other mar itime, powers. The British delegates will be opposed to som« of these propositions. This is notably truo -is to limiting the seizure of private property at w-a/aa such limitation would diminish the effec tiveness of the British navy In time, of war. Russia. Germany and the United States will bo practically united In favoring a definite list ..f articles to be treated as contraband during time of war. There is similar unanimity in lim "ing the 7.one of submarine mines and exclud ing them from the great highways of ocean travel. THE DRAGO DOCTRINE. While the Drago Doctrine has no place on the official programme, it 1r likely to come up at an opportune moment. All of the Americas, excel Possibly Mexico, are practically united on tl,o I>rago Doctrine, although they differ in detail,. The European powers have thus far withheld define assurance.. Not one of tncjn hmvevr . r> "* announced , lltn , ht opposition; some of them f , 3bly nU?Sia - hay « expressed a willing r-Z ", apprOV ° '*<■ Plan if It is favorably re «w«i by other European powers. .',, '' hK-f ° Pposltlf ' n will come from the IV y creditor nations of Europe. While the 'Z 2" m US Orlßinal form may not be ap ' ' ' yrt uls expected that the. discussion Rosy Cheeks Generally mean good health POSTUM Makes RED Blood and Rosy Checks. 'There's a Kcdson" will be useful In enlightening the European na tions, and possibly some declaration favorable to limiting the. right of collecting debts by force will be enunciated. The foregoing comprises all of the main sub jects to be discussed, It is probable, however, that these important subjects will be delayed and ineumbored by much detail and procedure, as the policy of international conferences is to "old the delicate find difficult propositions until the last. Altogether, the outlook for the Congress is: First, unfavorable or indecisive action on limit ing armaments; second, moderately favorable revision of rules of warfare; fourth, discussion action on extending arbitration; third, favorable and possibly conservative action on the Drago Doctrine In a modified form. A RMAMENT LIMIT, i TIOS. Powers Expected to Allow Question to Come Up Informally. Ljondon, Jrnif 11. — None of the rrroat powers which favor ;. discussion of the question of the limitation of armaments will introduce the sub ject at The Hague, but the question may enmo up when the motion to reaffirm the principles adopted by the last conference is introduced. This decision, it is said on p;ood authority, was* reached within the last few day?, the I'nited States and other powers interested following the lead of Great Britain in deciding that, aa it might displease Germany formally to introduce tho subject, it would be better to allow it to come up Informally. DELEGATES AT POSTS. Nea Adherents Sign Protocol — Americans Hold a Meeting. The Hague. Juno 14.— The signing of the proto col admitting to the conference the countries which were not parties to the lust conference occurred" this afternoon in the throne room of the Hinnen hof. now used by the Permanent Court of Arbi tration. The ceremony was Informal. After the. plenipotentiaries lad assembled, M. de Beaufort explained what wns required an 1 Invited them to sign. No question was raised and th« signatures were rapidly affixed. It is reported that the Pope has addressed a let ter to Queen Wilhelmina setting forth that the Holy See will give not only moral but material sup port to any decisions of the conference regarding the maintenance of peace and the furtherance of humanitarian principles. It Is not known whether the letter ■will be. communicated to the conference. This city suddenly blossomed out with flag's this morning, every civilized country on the globe hoist ing its standard over the hotels and legations clus tered about the two principal squares. Practically all tho delegations are now here. The English, twenty-five strong, headed by Sir Edward Fry. Judje of tho Chancery Division of the British High Court of Justice and member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, r?fche<l th<» city this morning, by way of Hook of Holland, Joseph H. Choate. William I. Buchanan, U. M Rose, Charles Henry Butler and tho remainder of the Americana travelling on the same steamer. Boon after their arrival the Americans held their first meeting, under the presidency of Mr. Choate. Tho Germans, Italians and many South and Cen tral Americans also arrived here this morning. M. Nelldoff, bead of the Russian delegation, after conferences with the leading plenipotentiaries and an examination of the text of the address whicti the Minister of Foreign Affairs of tho Netherlands will deliver to-morrow, telegraphed to St. Peters burg RUggestlng certain changes. Th« Importance of these changes Is not known. The attitude of the Germans in favor of admit ting th« press to the plenary sessions is regarded as settling this point in the affirmative. The sec ond meeting of the conference will be held on Tuesday. M. Tsusukl, head of the Japanese delegation, said to-day that the delegates of that country had the widest latitude in the matter cf instructions. H« pointed out that there was considerable mlsappre benslon abroad concerning Japan's reservation to withdraw if. in her opinion, the consideration of any particular subject would not lead to a useful insult. Th-- Inference that this reservation re ferred to the question of the limitation of arma ment he said, was Incorrect. The reservation bad been mads before the question of discussing tho limitation of armaments was broached Some of the delegates from the smaller American states think that an agreement not to collect goy trrrnent dr-bts by the use of armed force should U- comblm-d with an arbitration feature, leaving the Hague tribunal to decide on Jhe justice of tho liability, the. ability to jay and the method of pay ment. AID FOR WISE GROWERS. Government Pressing Anti-Fraud Bill Strike Partly Checked. Paris. .Inn.- — The Ministry of the Interior has no intention at present of Instituting pro ceedings against the wine growers' central com mittee at Argeliers. The officials here are hope ful that the conciliatory letter of Premier Clem enceau to the municipalities, with its grave warnings, will pt»m the movement before It becomes necessary to employ sterner measures. Th<> situation in the so-called "federated prov inces" is developing slowly. A dozen more municipalities have unit In their resignations, but these marks of sympathy with the wine growers' movement are not coming in as fast as the central committee at Argc-llers expected. In the meanwhile, the government Is pushing through the Chamber of Deputies its anti-fraud bill, which, the ministers believe, will go a long way to satisfy th< wine growers, when they realize how much they can accomplish under its provisions. The first five clauses already have been adopted, but the sixth lias developed much opposition on the part of tin- northern deputies, whose constituents are Interested in sugar, as it Imposes a special tax on refined sugar, which is largely employed In giving bouquet to the choicer wines. The debate was adjourned until June 17 Cardinal Lecot, Archbishop of Bordeaux, has decided to suppress all church services in a number of communes of his diocese, because the municipal authorities have ordained that the bells of the churches must be rung at civil mar riages and funerals, although not accompanied by religious ceremonies. According to the semi official "Temps" the municipal authorities have exceeded their powers In ordering the bell ring- Ing. BIG LOG RAFT GOES TO BOSTON. Boston. Jime 14— The big raft of log« which left Port Oreville, S. S.. last week for New York, was halt* ! off Care Cod to-day and turned back to this City, arriving off the mouth of the harbor this afternoon. M la understood thai the raft was •sold during transit to Boston parties, It is one of the largest that has ever been constructed on the Atlantis coast and consists almost entirely of pfttß)ff. '!"•. ■■ rait la in tow of tho tug Underwriter. NEW-YOKE DAILY TRIBUNE, PATT~RT>AY. .TUXE IS. 1907. PEACE OFFERS FAIL. ZELAYA IS FOR UAR. Washington Expects Summer of Hostilities in ('cut ml America. Washington, .Tun* 14. A war perhaps two wars or more, with as many revolutions added for good measure— is what the State Department officials now expect to mark the summer of 1007 in Central America. They arf much cast down over the sudden and unexpected failure of the joint offer of the governments of Mexico and America to bring about n condition of perma nent peace between the turbulent republics In Central America. What amounts to an actual declaration of war between Nicaragua an<l Salvador was con tained ir; tli- reply of Pres'dcnt Zelaya to nn Inquiry from Washington as to his connection with the recent attack and rapture of Acajutla. The answer (fame to the State Department to day in the slmp« of the following cable dispatrh from American Consul <;eneral Olivares, at Managua, the Nlcaraguan capital: "I am officially Informed that, in accordance with the Central American union plan. Presi dent Zelaya has dispatched munitions of wir and troops in aid of <;cneral Alfara, who is tho popular unionist candidate for the. presidency of Salvador. (President) Fifftferoa opposes the union idea." Tho exasperating feature of President Ze laya's message, according to the State Depart ment, was th« way in which h« soupht to place upon America and Mexico the responsibility for the attack upon a friendly state by datmlnir that it wns a necessary step In the execution of the plan for a union of the, Central American republics. As a matter of fact, as one of the officials printed out. certainly th<> United States and probably Mexico would welcome a combination of th« little states Into one republic under some capable executive, but It has never for an In stant been contemplated that such a union should bo brought about by force. Indeed th« purpose of Mexico and the United Htates In securing tho Inclusion In the treaty of Amu pala. signed less than two months ago, of a provision for a general conference of the Cen tral American republics was to have them all Join In a peace pact which might In the end result In a re-estabilshment of tho on« time "greater Republic of Central America." As one of the parties to the treaty of Amapaia now attacks the other, the officials hero feel discouraged and have decided to refrain from active Intervention in th« present disturbance. Ambassador Creel talked the matter over to day with Secretary Root at tho State Depart ment, and It can be stated that while both America and Mexico stand ready now, as here tofore, to use their good offices to terminate hostilities and mitigate the horrors of war. neither is at present disposed to take any step In advance of an invitation from one of the belligerents. A dispatch received from Captain Mulligan, of the gunboat Yorktown, now at Acajutla, says that everything Is quiet. If any other vessel Is Bent to tho scene of trouble It probably will be the Milwaukee, now at Mare Island, San Francisco. The purpose of sending her, If at all. will be as a relief to the Yorktown and not necessarily to increase the American naval force In Central American waters. It will be decide 1 to-morrow whether to send the Milwaukee or not. A private letter received at the Navy De partment to-day, reports a scarcity of fresh meats and garden truck, the latter in Nicaragua, due, It Is suggested, to the fact that many of tho people of Central America are performing military service and neglecting to cultivate the land. Coal also Is very high, some recently hav ing sold at tho rate of $22 a ton In gold. FAILURE OF ZELAYA "S PLANS. Other Filitmsters Reported Unable to Make Landings in Salvador. Pan Salvador, June 14. — Tho United States gunboat Yorktown. now off this coast. Is ex pected to capture as a pirate the Is'lcaraguan gunboat Momotomho. which recently landed a fcrcf. of filibusters on Salvadoran territory, where they were defeated and fled. President Zelaya of Nicaragua Is said here) to have sent other vessels to land troops In this republic, but they did not succeed In accom plishing their mission, as the coast Is well guarded by Salvadoran troops, mobilized with in the last few days. With the Nicaraguan filibusters' artillery were Juan Moissant. brother of Alfred Mois- KJint. both of whom are said to have conspired with <Jeneral Escalon, ex - President of Salvador, to upset the pr«*H«'rjt government of this coun try, «md four Salvadorans who assinted Presi dent Zclaya in his op. rations agHin.st Honduras. THE FISHERY QUESTION. Britain Reopens Newfoundland Cases with United States. London, June 14 The Foreign Secretary, Kir Kdward Grey, recently submitted to the Amer ican Secretary of State, through the usual dip lomatic channels, a plan by which he expressed hope that the Newfoundland fisheries question might be settled, but negotiations have been dis continued temporarily on account of the mass of questions occupying the Foreign Office, particu larly with reference to Tho Hague. While it Is not openly stated to be a fact, It In believed that the suggestions made by Sir Edward Grey have not quite satisfied Premier Bond, who will sail for home on June 20 without having realized the hope which he expressed some weeks ago, that before his departure an agreement would be reached with the imperial authorities with re spect to future negotiations with the United States over the colony's affairs. St Johns. N F.. June 14.— The colonial Cab inet is holding dailj sessions this week, and many dispatches are passing between the mem bers and Premier Bond, who is still In London conferring with the Imperial ministry regarding the American fishery dispute. It Is understood that the activity of the colonial ministers is due to the attempt of the British government to ar rsnge some compromise before the opening of the fishing season next fali. ;t Is said that the- United States government is not inclined to yield on any important phase of the dispute. a.nd that this atUtude complicates the problem*. NORWAY WOMEN VOTERS. Parliament Grants Suffrage to Three Hundred Thousand Persons. Christiania. June 1 •». Tho Norwegian Parlia ment to-day rejected by ?:t t'> 47 votes the bill providing s;fnoral suffrage for wpmen, but adopted by ,i vote of 96 t" 25 ;< bill granting tli*-' franchise >>n tiio same conditions as in thu ctso of municipal elections, namely, that women themselves, or their husbands, in order to bo en titled to vote, must have paid taxes for a year The new law gives the suffrage to all women twenty-five years old. taxed on an Income en- Joyed by themselves or their husbands of $113 In cities and $64 In the country. It creates a total of 300,000 women voters. The reform is wel comed by the press. The leading promoter of tho women's move ment has been Miss Krop. president or' tho Women's National Council In an interview to day Miss Krog said: I have been working on this reform for twen ty-one i ears, and I am proud that the men of Norway did not hesitate to giv« the suffrage to n relatively lars«> number <>f women. lam mn vtneed that this reform "ill mako for the hapi>l ii^ps and the progress of tho country and be a notable example to other progressive countries. REPATRIATION 0E COOIIES Transvaal Will Send Home All Chinese Miners When Contracts Expire. Pretoria. June 14. — Premier Hotha announced in Parliament to-day that the government in tended to send home, all tho Chinese miners as Boon as their contracts expire. Sixteen thou sand will go this year. In their places the gov ernment hopes to obtain native workers. London, June 14. — The mine owners hen be lieve that tho withdrawal of Chinese labor from tho Transvaal will prove disastrous, and will result in a stagnation of business and heavy losses. They say It is Impossible- to <",nd enough Kaffirs wlllliip to work to replace tho coolies. THREE MISSIONARIES LOSE LIVES. Mr. Faris. an American, Dies from Hunger and Fever in China. Shanghai. J'jnn 14.— The general famine relief fund bfn is closed. The committee Is using th« provisions brought by th« United States transport Pufonl. A large loctlon of the harvest Is a failure. Mr. Farls. an American, and two English mis sionaries die-, recently of famine and fever. Th« proposed censorship of the Chinese news papers is arousing considerable opposition. "The Christian Herald" lias received the follow ing cable message from its representative, who accompanied th« relief steamship United States army transport Buford to China and superintended th* distribution of the cargo: Chin Kiang. June 13.— All Buford cargo now dis pntrhod by vans Inland, and by Junks up canal. Fleet of fifty-four Junks fully loaded. Fevers ter ribly prevalent. Missionaries almost exhausted. Canal trip shows that reports of famine were not exasperated. Keller afforded from all" sources has -"©Tone million lives. B. It. JOHXSTOXE. . \ FTER PENSION SIL t RKS. One Lawyer Disbarred and Several Other* Threatened. [From Tho Tribune Bureau 1 Washington. Juno 14. — As a result of the. de termination of Secretary Oarfleld and Pension Commissioner Warner that tho old soldiers and their heirs shall not b-> swindled by dishonest pension attorneys, several members of this pro fession are in serious trouble, and one has al ready been disbarred from practising before the Pension Office. The disbarred attorney is W E. Moses, of Washington and Denver. The others, who have been required to show cause why they should not be disbarred and are seriously threatened with disbarment. are Harvey Spaldlng & Son*. "Washington; Mllo B. Stevens & Co., Washing ton, Cleveland. Detroit and Chicago, and Edgar B. Gaddls. Washington. CARRIER MUST NOT DICTATE. Railroad Cannot Decide What Business Shall Be Done on Siding-. Washington. June 14.— Interstate Commerce Commission to-day announced an Important deci sion In the case of Harden & Swarthout against the Lehlgh Valley Railroad Company. In which the complainants asked the. commission to require the. carrier to provide a switch connection to a pro posed industrial Riding on their propoty In Ge neva. N. Y. The. railroad asked tho complainants to sign an agreement that no coal business should be carried on in connection with the proposed switch. Tho complainants declined. ■■;--. In its decision the commission says it does not recognise the right of a carrier to dictate as to tha business which shall be conducted "from and along a siding which is connected with Its lines, except po far as may ii« reasonable with regard to com modities tho transportation and storage of which Is attended by much risk and danger to life and property." The commission, however, inasmuch as no writ ten application upon the carrier for the. desired switch connection hns been mad« in this case since 1904, dismisses the e»me because of lack of jurisdic tion. • TROLLEY CAR SMASHES AUTOMOBILE. Woman Probably Fatally Hurt and Others Injured at Taunton, Mass. Taunton. Mass.. June 14.— A trolley car of th« Knst Taunton Street Hallway Company struck an automobile hero to-night, throwing out all th« occupants of the machine, one of whom. Mrs. Noah Ptrang. of Berkeley, was probably injured fatally. The other persons In the 'automobile. Noah Strnng. who wan guiding the machine; his daugh ter. Mrs. Andrew Cooper, of Providence, and his granddaughter. Miss Helen Cook, of Berke ley, escaped with less serious Injuries, although all were severely shaken and Mrs. Cooper sustained an Injury to her back nnd Miss Cook received a scalp wound which required several stitches. HACKLEY SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT. The commencement exercises were held ut the Hackley School. Tarrytown-on-Hudson. yesterday. Addresses to the graduates were, made by Charles H. Levermore. president of Adelphla College, of Brooklyn; the Rev. Dr. Robert Collyer and Dr. H. W. Callahan. There were fifteen graduatps. The presentation of silver cups to the members of the track t*a:n was nmde b> Frederics C. Btcvsas, Jr.. son of the State Superintendent of Public Works. who was in attendance. Athletic sports followed tliA exercises and in tha evening there was a din ner. to the seniors and a. dace*. 18. Altaian $c do. BEGINNING THIS DAW STORE WILL BE CLOSED AT 12 O'CLOCK 'NOON » ON SATURDAYS. AND AT 3 p. M. ON OTHER WEEK DAYS, FURS. FUR GARMENTS. RUGS AND DRAPERIES RECEIVED FOR STORAGE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER MONTHS. THE MOST APPROVED METHODS BEING USED TO INSURE THE SECURITY AND PERFECT SAFE-KEEPING THEREOF. THE PLACING OF ORDERS DURING THIS PERIOD FOR THE REPAIRING AND ALTERING OF FURS. AND THE CLEANING AND REPAIRING OF RUGS IS ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED. LACF. CURTAINS CLEANED AND STORED. jFiflh Anrtuif. 34ilj and 33th Npui DOIDIA NEAR ITS END. < 'onllnurd from flr«t pajr. secret committees which had been appoints! in varioaa places in the empire with th* vl«»w of preparing the popular uprising. It had further *.-nr t-> these secret committees circulars rom niissionihK agitators to stir up the people n K ;iinst the government, the nobility, officials and land owners, and it had instructed the secret eommtttees to organize the peasants. workmen and soldiers won over by them into so. rot ■octette*, with branches and groups de voted to taking advantage of the discontent and excitement among the poorer classes for the purpose of bringing about a combined uprising of soldiers, peasants and workmen. MOVEMENT FOR A REPUBLIC. A manifesto was Issued In accordance with these aims, urging th« people to hold them selves In readiness to begin a struggle with the constituted authorities for the purpose of seis ms, the and handing it over to the represeaf fives of the people. The society entered Into direct relations with tbe secret criminal organization whose principal object was to pave the way for a military upris ing and which called itself the ■•Military Or ganization of the Russian Social Democratlc- Labor Party" In the person of one of Its mem bers, Deputy Orus. The organization held a secret meeting in St. Petersburg on June 13 and received Instructions from the Vllna and St. Petersburg garrisons. A deputation from the St. Petersburg garrison also promised co-operation. Tho society became the centre to which was forwarded all secret committee reports, thus en abimg it to keep Itself acquainted with the strength and resources of the revolutionaries. It summoned representatives of the secret commit tees to St. Petersburg to receive Instructions, and It detailed members to attend illegal meet ings of the workmen and deliver inflammatory bpeechos. Furthermore, the society possessed false passes to furnish persons seeking to escape prosecution. The Prosecutor then read specific chars** against MM. Alexlnsky. Prince Tzeretell. Dzhan ardidze. Gerus. Ozel. Annlkln. Byelousoff. An nlslmoft Klrlenko. Lomtaschidze, Lopatkln. Mltroff. Koraar, Syeroff. Salmlkoff and Vlnc gradoff. The charges against th* Deputies named included almost every crime In the revolutionary calendar. They were all accused of being In possession of false passports and of making revolutionary speeches. M. Oerua. In particular, was charged with presiding at a secret congress of the Military Revolutionary League. The Minister of Justice. Chtcheglovitoff. ill followed M. Kamenshansky. explained the legal bases for the government's demand. THK DEPUTIES TAKEN" BY SURPRISE. The action of the Cabinet fell like a thunder bolt on parliament, as it had been popularly supposed that the house's action in shelving the amnesty resolution and refusing to instruct the Agrarian Committee in favor of the forcible expropriation of land had averted the Impend ing danger of dissolution. As soon as M. Chtcheglovitoff had finished tali statement, a motion that a recess of an hour be declared was carried and the various parties went to th* committee rooms. The decision of th« Social Democrats, Social Revolutionist and the Group of Toll was quickly taken. It was a unanimous refusal to give up the mem bere. The Poles also decided to reject the gov ernment's ultimatum- The Monarchists and Octobrists naturally took the opposite side, but the/ Constitutional Democrats" decision hung long In /the balance. Ultimately it was decided to refer tho govern ment's demand to a committee with instruc tions to pass on the validity of the government's evidence. If the prosecutor was abio to estab lish before the committee a sufficient case against the sixteen deputies they would ba sur rendered for trial, but under no circumstances was the committee to recognize that the gov ernment's dwuiand was based merely or. their being members of the Social Democratic party. The Poles, members of tho Group of M a:vl other Left parties accepted this view and tho session was resumed. M. Rodltcheff was the first speaker. Inter rupted frequently by applause from the Centre and Left, he said that death was preferable t pueh a shameful surrender to reaction, and he proposed that the house. In view of the govern ment's evident determination to provoke a dis solution of parliament, immediately get stssjOsM on the agrarian question, adopt a resolution In favor of the forcible expropriation of land and go down with colors flying. H. Tesllnko, on»« of the ablest lawyers in the house, exposed the legal flaws in the govern ment's demand for the immediate surrender of the accused persons. The Minister of Justice. M. Chtcheglovitoff. In a brief speech, assured the house that the proofs against all the accused deputies were so convincing that the house had no alternative* except to meet the government's demand. The Douma finally voted to appoint a com mittee of twenty- two members to examine the documents present, i V>y the government against the Social Democratic party. The Social Democrats and tho members of the Right party voted against the house. Rj r second vote the house ordered the committee to report Its findings at the expiration of twt-nty fovir hours. POLICE READY FOR ACTION. Simultaneously with the delivery of the gov ernment's ultimatum squads of police took pos session of the lodgings of all Socialist Democrat Deputies and seized their papers, evidently be ing prepared to make arrests as . soon as th« decision of the house became known. Preparations for preserving order had care fully been made in advance. Patrols of mount ed police rode round and round the square in which the Tauride Palace Is. keeping the crowd.* at a distance and permitting only privileged correspondents to approach the building. In order to locate suspicious characters th»» police this morning ordered a revision of all the transient guests at the hotels and lodging houses and required the house porters to make special returns of all the permanent residents. The news of the crucial event in parliament spread slowly through the city, the Tauride Palace being in the extreme eastern end of St. Petersburg. Operators on the Bourse had evidently been apprised that important events were impending. Imperial fours dropped from 71** to 10\ and Industrials generally declined, but government and bank support prevented any serious fall in pries*. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM CArAr.tr* and b-autlS-* -.ha hair. Pr*> motas a luxuriant growth. Niter Fall* to Kr«tor*> Gray Hair to Its Youthful Color. Cur»» scalp !l«-iu«i and hair falling. 50e. an.l 51. 60 at Dru«fl»t«. Though not "nature experts" we believe that any reasoning creature would appreciate our Summer suits. Colorings are so attractive, for one thing. Ready for you to put on. any time till six o'clock to-day. $18 to $40. Summer collars must fit exactly to be comfortable. Quarter sizes, two for a quarter. Rogers. Peet &; Company. Three Broadway Stores. 253 342 1250 at at at Waxrea st. 13th st. 32nd st TROOPS IX THE CAPITAL. Guard Regiments Ready for Action — Peasant Deputies Anxious. St. Petersburg. June 15. *:20 a. — "Th Offi cial Messenger" contains no ukases this morn ing. The Yellow Cuirassiers were brought into the city durlnsr the night from Gatchlna. and the troops encamped at Krasnoy* Selo are ready to march. Th« "Xovo* Vremya" says it learns that a majority of the peasant deputies are wintns; ss> comply with the demand of the government for the surrender of the Social Democratic dept*» ties, advancing the idea of a secret ballot in order to save their own skins. This because tha lot of the peasant deputies 13 unenviable, they finding: themselves between the fire of their con stituents and the. administration deputies. A PORT COMMANDANT MURDERED. Colonel Kotiaroff Killed by a Worknian ia St. Petersburg — Cause of Crime. St. Petersburg. June 14.— Colonel Kr-.amfj, deputy commandant of the port of St. P»'ers burg, was murdered this morning by a whit man in the Admiralty section of the city. Tha colonel was recently sentenced to death by the revolutionary fighting organization became he recommended a reduction of the working fore* at tha Admiralty works. Tfc-* assassin tv captured, but he is believed to have had aeconv p;tce<» sjha escaped. MR. CROKER'3 ILLNESS DENiED. Dublin. June 14.— Richard Croker Is not ae cessiblo to-night, but the physician who has b**a» In attendance on him says there Is no founda tion for the rumor of his illness, and tninlrl— made in other directions tend to confirm the statement of this doctor. 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