Nicholas II met with President Khomyaoff in an audience today at Tsarkoe-Selo, reports the New York Times. The meeting "advanced the relations between the Emperor and the President of the lower house to a considerable effort."
After the "exchange of formal greetings," the Emperor and Empress "expressed their satisfaction with the loyalty of the new Duma. Nichokas "manifested a wish" to have the Duma President "report freely to the throne the progress made by the new House."
President Khomyaoff took advantage of the opportunity to ask for a larger press gallery, noting that the current size was "inadequate."
This suggestion brought out the "intimation" that Nicholas II approved the "enlarging of the facilities of the press."