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EXTRA SESSION IN JUNBI
TO REVISE THE TARIFF.
president Considering It — To Insist
on Railroad Rate Adjustment.
IFKOM THE TRIBTTXE BrRKAC.I
■Washington, Jan. 3.— Prrsident Roosevelt Is
seriously considering the advisability of calling
Congress together In extraordinary nession some
time next summer, possibly about June L He
would prefer to have the tariff revised this
pprirg. but realizes that there is not sufficient
time in a rhort sewlon of Congress for tho
exhaustive argument and deliberation, that the
r»»<.d: lftrr.ent of the tariff nchedules would en-
Af'er he abandoned the hope of gutting the
desired legislation through before March 4 ths
President Inclined to tbe belief that the subject
could best be settled by an extra session, to
Y» ooriveneid immediately after the adjournment
cf --r regular se? sion. to continue into tha sum
mer. This Idea was greeted with a chorus of
protests from members of Congress, who did
" not wish to be kept at the capital, the srr»«vx
ert argument Egainßt the plan being a<lva_k \>l
t>y the ■ embers of the Ways and Means Com
mittee of the House, who pleaded lor more
tirre Bar the preparation of the bilL It the^
were to be called In extraordinary session, they
pleaded, why not call then together next fallf
In the m»v«i time th'<y woidl hay© plenty of
aamartswMy to thirJc thiag* ovsr, and by Oo
tpber or N oven r<>r they would b* in a state of
Cre preparedness for the consideration of rev
enue ard protection.
The President Is now of the opinion that per
haps c rrJd>2l-» time, eoursa might be steered
wl*Ji pr'">f.t to th*» countrr. If ths lawmakers
are railed her* in Ju*«, Just when tbe heated
, enn begin*, it na been pugg*»sted that they
might hurry their work. "With the ther
mometer flirting with the OQa. it ts not at all
llice'y that Usi orators SHHIM waste sr» much
fcrc3Th r-.f tbey would ordinarily, vh«n weather
conditions are more Oflammfal. Kvery man un
der the big w-hite tOOM would be anxious to get
: r>rr* and If every one understood that he had
to remain until the job oil finished the de
i.ire'l remit might be reached in a remarkably
Fhrrt rr&ce of time.
This idea, it should be paid, has been sug- ;
fFted rj the President merely as one of several i
that could be carried oat. There are arguments ;
for a fall session of Congress that outweigh I
those Bar a summe*- sittinp in the judgment of i
jr.ai:y Fenators and R>imiomlslli)>B_ and it is |
. not at all likely that they will, as a majority, ;
*cv coming to th« capital in midsummer.
Several important members of the Senate have
made naMtta for European vacations
that would have to be abandoned if a summer i
fesfion were convened. The Senators, of course, !
are \«ry mu< h opposed to the suggestion, and.
if they have any tenoe over the President
may persuade him that a meeting In the fall
■*rc*:ld be better for all concerned, and may
promise their hearty co-operation. "While the
President Is lust as much determined as ever
to bring about a readjustment of tHriff rates
to meet present (jay conditions, he is much more
Interested just now In the «juest]on of legisla
tion on interstate commerce.
If a r.ew law enlarging the powers of th<» Inter
state Commerce Commission or providing for
eon equitable adjustment of railroad rates is
not placed on th<* statute books at the present
(■•ssion of Congress it must be passed at the one
which wiJl convrne fore next December. The !
administration Is determined that the poli. v
■ fh&!l be '-arn^'i ©ur. and no questions brought '
up by interested parties to befog the Issue will
be allowed to interfere with that programme, I
The effort that some of the railroad interests
have made to seems the passage of a law legal
izing pooling is an examplo of one of these !
"side issues." Some of the railroad magnates
have intimated that if they get that concession
they ■will eprr«?e to a "no rebate" law. but the
Presided and his trusted advisers will not con-
Eifl»r such a harpaJu. If Congress pleases to
rxu«s a law allowing the pooling of railroads,
•well and porxi. That has nothing to do with
the issue upon •v\hich the President Insists, and
which he declares tr> be of IQ»> per cent more
Importance than he tariff.
MAY BE MKEE DIVORCE.
Referee Favors Wife's Petition —
Suit Begun Last Summer.
[BT Trt-ECRArH TO hf Tr.ICCICK.I
Pittrbunr. Jan. ."s.— lt developed to-day that
Mrs. TA\z* S. M r Ke* last immer ont< red a suit
for <51vort» against her husband. Andrew
Hart ape* M??lv*. of Xew-Tork, who waa men
tinr.rd in the Phippj divo.-co proceedings. An
effort has been made to keep the f=uit c. secret.
The aMejrxtior.s are cruelty, desertion and hrvjital
trestpmerit. E. I*. Mattern. the mas*er who took
the testimony, lias recommended that a divorce
Mrs. McTCep testified that Bhe vras married on
y<ovember 21. !St>2. to !i«»t\ ihaad *it No. 4<>
Bee-h-rt , Allegheny, and that two children were
horn to hrr. Thf wrddinq: is aa id to have been
j^.rfirr.ifd by th* Key l»r. Martin B Riddle.
Mr. JlrK«> Is rsf>TV Mid tQ be thirty-four years
cM and his wife one yr*ar younger.
A. Hartupf-e McKce is the sor. of Henry Sellers
MrKee, cf th" Pittpburc Pint* Glass Company.
I'r.til tfceir f^-p.-iration two years or more ago he
IH-»d w;»h bis wlf* at No. IS F.a*t Thli ty-Pixth
«. Mr. MrK« !s related to William Hartup*»«.
tn unr!e of Mrs. Gtsnevieva Chanler Phipps. who
vas divorced from her boabanC I^awrence C
La^ rummer there were repeated rumors that
Mrs. PhipTP and M>K«* nrr*» etigaipd. These
«ere pet at rest by a denial last October by
Mr*. Phipps. through h< r attorney. KcKee
ec/lea for Europe on the Baltic October f». and
*h»n It v.as learned thnl Mrs. Hugh Tevis had
nJ!ed. on the Kaire vessel it wa» rumored that
Mr. McKee and Mrs. Trvis vrere engaged.
An a^rTjratnt of reparation was signed be-
Xisr^in McKee and his wife Jrvst September. Boon
tfter Lawrence Phlpps took his children afwajr
from rCew-Ycrk T>r. U. F. button. Mrp. McKec'3
father, ordered his attorneys to file divorce pro
ceefiicg-s on behalf of his daughter, and an-
JOunced his determination to ask for heavy ali
mony. The rape was later turr^d over to a law
iJm in this city, who effected a separation agree
n;y:t Independent of Ik-t father. Mrs. .1. K"«>
**k« 3 for JGcK'/xXj, but Instead received $2<>o,
000. s«tt:<«: ou be.- for tho rest «f i" i life. She
••*&* oit us*; ot interest or Use teTcstment; but IS
»*>t s.Uoweil Ji) tou< h the principal, which .'I ll'T
c to be divided among the children. Mi ■••■
had several years previously brought
"Uit agalnrt her husband for desertion and non
amjtiaj. 7i< was aattled In Ali^Rhany County.
I*kul, and v. certain Fum was to be paid i<i Mis.
ilcK^r for her support. This im, it Is alleged.
"*%• ao tied up that she could uw- neither prin
f^vmi r.or Interest.
t>i\ Button was not satisfied vitr the cettle
tneot ©:. Mrs. McKee of the 1800.000 and
Vronght salt against McKea for $100,000. which
*»c saya h« loet In Wall fitrf-et because of false
asJarmattoa given Una bjr McKee. He alleges
•-tat McK<-<« gave him wnai purported to ■♦> "in
side Information" that John A"?. Gates and J.
'* Korean .'. Co. hod agreed to get a controlling
1-^tere*- in the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company,
j^ctirr on this information, he Mya h<» bought
nn | ruy for a t;s- in price. Instead of odvanc-
Ja* tfce pri fell Kteadily. und his margins of
«JCQ,OOO were wiped out.
OU!CK£ST L'NE TO CLEVELAND.
J^av* K>,. York 6.22 p. m . arrive Cleveland 7:14
=<« trxiTjrj. Cincinnati ;:30 p m.. Indianapolis iM
C;«. et. J/)u!s 3.45 v. tn.. by -V*w York C«ntraX
•*• &• excess far^i-Xdvt.
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TAKEN IN RAIDS, 130.
DESCEXT ON TEXDERLOIX.
Bohemia, Tuxedo amd Two Other
Places Visited by CottreU.
Captain CottreU, of the Tenderloin, with thirty
of his own and Inspector McLeughlhVs plain
clothes men. made a raid Just at theatre, closing
time last night on ; everal places In West Twen
ty-ninth-st. In all about 130 prisoners were-
taken. First they visited two allegea disorderly
houses. Prom there they took eighteen women.
Including the aJlere-i proprietor, to the station.
Then they surrounded. In equai deta/Amenta,
the Bohemia, on the north side of West Twen
ty-nlnth-st., just off Broadway, and the Tuxedo,
Just across the street Both places were in full
blast. There were sixty women. In the Bohemia
and nearly as many in the Tuxedo. About two
thirds as many men. exclusive of waiters and
musicians, were present.
"When the inmates of the resorts found that
the sudden arrival of well dressed men meant
a raid, the usual scenes followed. Half a dozen
alleged elumming parties, "who haxl Just
dropped In on the way from tha theatre," set
up the usual cry.
One man In evening clothes ran to Captain
Cottrell and begged him to let him out. He
pleaded that he and his wife, guests at a Broad
way hotel, had stepped In to pee the sights.
Hi 6 pjea was accepted.
Two young women -without scorts, but whose
grief Indicated a first arrest, pleaded that they
were dressmakers ajid would go home If allowed.
Captain Cottrell put them Into one of the patrol
In the Tuxedo -w is found George Freye. the
alleged proprietor, and in the oth«r place the
alleged manager. William Pann. Both were ar
rested, charged with maintaining disorderly
houses. The arrests were on warrants issued
yesterday by Magistrate Mott, calling for the
two men in each case, "with inmates" of tho
house where they wer» found.
All the women, except the wife of the hotel
guest, were arrested, the detectives saying they
recognized them all as old offenders.
The crowds that gathered were extremely
large. It took nil the uniformed policemen in
siirht to keep them moving. The news of the
raid spread qufckly. and everybody In the.
Savoy, a resort In Twenty-nlnth-st., so in dis
appeared. The men and women in the Ha.ymar
ket got out of that place quickly, but when they
felt sure that the Hay/market ■"•'* still Roing
they returned, and business was soon bigger
Captain Cottrell declined to say that the let
ter of the Society for the Prevention of Crime
to Commissioner McAdoo had had any influence
in making the raids. lie ?iii recent com
plaints <>f fighting and disorderly conduct in the,
two places had been so frequent that he decided
it was time for a leaaen.
SEVERELY FLATS POLICE.
Society for the Prevention of Crime
The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Parkhurst. as presi
dent of the Society for the Preventinn of Crime,
sent a letter yesterday to Police Commissioner
McAdoo strongly blaming the Police Depart
ment for condition* disclosed, he says, by agents
of the society. The letter was delivered in pe.r
s-on yesterday at the office of Mr. McAdoo by
Thomas L. McCllntock. superintendent of the
society. Dr. Partck<ust is at Lakewood.
In his talk wUtf*th* reporters yesterday, the
Commissioner said he had received the letter.
but did not seem pleased with its contents. He
would not £ay what they were.
"I see th« general tone of it," he said, "and,
po far as I have reaed it. It will receive no reply
He said that Mr. McClintock had his permls-
Rion and "hearty good will" to give out the let
ter if he chose to do so.
"Was there anything in the letter which will
lead >">u to make, any investigations?" Mr. Mc
"There is nothing In the, letter which will
chajige the current of history in any way," de
clared the Commissioner.
He repeated this answer when told that rep
resentatives of the Society for the Prevention
of Crime had declared that previous letters to
him by the society had been Ignored by the
THE LETTER OF PR. PARKHURST.
I>:\ Parkhursfs letter r.aid. In part:
\V« havo observed with surprise, not unmingled
wttii consternation, the eulopistic terms In which,
on two or thiee recent occasions, you havo publicly
characterized the forcr» under your command. Not
that there are not many members of the force that
richly deserve every complimentary word that oan
b.. spolcM) In their behalf, but our own somewhat
intimate acquaintance with current conditions com
r»J» in us the belief that the complacency thus
evinced by you jiror<--e«is from Fome tnfatuatlon or
other thai Is as ominous aa it Is amazing.
I have before me at this moment a letter recently
received from a dealer In real estate who coni
mences with the Inquiry: "Is tLere no way In which
your society can prevent the corrupting influence
O th* poolrooms on the Wen Side of town?" H*
then proceeds to specify by name, street and num
t >■• giving <letni!t» which w« have been alroady
nbl» Jn part to certify. Now, why docs he appeal
to us. Instead »f to Mulberry Street? What ex
i.lanation have you to give of the fact that so many
of the complaints that reach us had previously b«e
referred without effeA to on* or other of your offl
eers? It is a common inqi'ln- that our onV«s mak*s
of complainants: "Why don't you ho to the police"'
'•ilave been tiier? ard can't K«t anything."
Kxhibitions whi< b «r« h*>ld in a certain public
liali have been freqiif ntly interrupts^ by hoys gath
ering on the outfdde mid rapping on th« windows.
The man In cbargw «fke<l from th* captain of tha
precinct that an officer be sent down to stand on'
the corner an<l drive the boys away The utive
functionary accordingly appeared, spent five mln
utes on the corner and th« rest of tli>' Umi across
iho r«el in a Faloon. This, my Informant tells
m*. occurred twice.
You aseumed r>o]ic« control of the city Ju?t a
year agr>. It would t*> >'( int^r*>.«t to know
whether durlnjr that sonwv.lwt prolonged period
>..,i have found time, to acquaint yourself with
the condition of things In Chinatown, and If to.
on what ethical principle you have, as would ap
pear been abl* to reconcile yourself to.a piague
Kpot so infamous in its character and Influence,
and to much to the reproach of your administra
tion. T.a«t spring, as your command seemed to
takf rri iuteraei in triat blighted section of the
city— except, perhaps, such Interest aa alwaya
•rai-me with the ciroapect of revenue pet our
inr-n to work there, wno dtocovered thirty-Bye lot
tery unea, forty-nine taataa tables In operation
nnfl eleven Tie fun* games although it need bard-
I) be called a "diFcovcry." for the games were
vieini? carried on openly, pickets Ftanotng on the
sidewalk and cijlllnc out that tho games were
About the. flirt of October last, ice notified you
of a new outbreak of th* gambling fever, in
response to which your secretary nidde a tour
of f^hinatown. Mr. Commlasioner, 1< t me. In all
,-,... pei-t to in'- office you >ld, acquire, of you how
It Oi that ycti and your department can demean
vourselvf-s to th»- position of fi-oJttng for the nod
of the pross or th« niuJtr* of a little society like
our*? v liy doa'l you stir about and do things on
your own "initiative V
Kxclse matters I will m.ifc* no mention of ex
cept to cay that it la a burden under which you
hare Igncmlnlously lain down without having made
one valiant effort to. move It
One word about disorderly houses. Why rt'dn t
you do«a up thoa* brothels in West Thlrty-secon.l
■t without waiting to have the Society for tho
Prevention of <"r ine tell you to close them? On
tho *i*th of October »n sent I'omplalnta to Inspec
tor WalKh &n.l Captain Cpttrell, and there b»sau
ut once to be a greal stir of heroic police activity.
i>. ( you Imagine that Walsh and ottreii did not
know what wan jfniiiK on in West Thirty-second
ti •> Do you appreciate the ridlculou. figure lliat
vo'ii and your bis money absorbing department cut
\,v waiting for the Society for the Prevention of
Crime to go aroiind town poiattpg out tho dirty
pnotn for yo uto clean up? .
Now Mr. Commissioner, a single v/ord n closing.
now much <>r the present d"plora!»l« police situa
tlon is due to ydurself. and how much to your men,
and how much to the depraved Tammanylsmof the
milcipal gorernment. In which the Police Depart
merit iV. an included factor, cannot be accurately
J."TifT.flted Thin, however, can be eaid. that Mul
i^rrT- sTreet cannot get away from < it> Hall, that
eth*cfl »ork fromtbJ Ttop down, and that Xew-York
City need never expect the honorable and tucces
• Coatiaaad ua nxunrt p«*a»
POSTMASTER WILLCOX AT HIS DESK.
BRONX TRAFFIC TIED UP.
STREETS SKATING FIXES.
Slipping Horses Cause Blocks
Trains Much Delayed.
A sleet laden forty-knot nor'easter struck
New- York squarely in the face yesterday. Inci
dentally it stung like fine grapeshot, tangled up
the feet, made pavements slides and streets
skating rinks. It caused suffering to horse and
houseless human hplngn, and likewise toppled
chimneys, knocked off hats, smashed windows,
snapped telegraph wires and disconnected cir
cuits. Generally, it more or less impeded or
tied up traffic and transportation throughout
the city and filled lodging houses to overflowing.
Echoes of the general storm were heard in the
belated arrival of trains.
Th» subway Showed a marked increase in
In The Bronx the streetcar tie-up was almost
complete before midnight, and after that hour
there was scarcely a car moving. An hour after
midnight the entire system of the Union Rail
way Company was paralyzed. On the main
lines cars were being moved only at Intervals
of from thirty to forty-five minutes, and on the
oatljrfog lines not a car was moving. Theatre
goers on the One-hundred-and-thirty-elghth-st.
Hrv's for the mo.-<t pnrt found it quicker and
easier to walk home, even in the face of the
storm, than to wait for cars.
Forecaster Emery said last night: "It's all
over now. To-morrow will be a nice day, bright
and fair and crisp, and dry under foot."
Traffic, was badly congested throughout the
afternoon and early evening along Broadway
and some of the avenues. At Thirty-second-st.
and Broadway at 4 p. m. the trolley slit in the
TiorthboanJ ~ «rs>.rk* "bcrairte chokt'J: '■ t V Vi" ■• k rV?
suited south to Fourleenth-st. Tt was *lm»v»t
an hour before the trouble was adjusted. In th<»
mean while horses were slipping and falling on
the treacherous asphalt, blocking still further
the trucks, which, in most instances, had taken
to the street car tracks.
About an hour after the first block a big coal
team broke down in front of the Hotel Breslin,
Twenty-nlnth-st. and Broadway, blocking th»»
northbound track for nearly half an hour. This
stopped the traffic just at the time of heaviest
The hors^*ar lines ran slowly and only at long
Intervals. A long delay bepan on the Sixth and
Eighth aye. lines at State-st. and Battery Pla'-»
soon after S o'clock. A heavy brewery wagon
was stalled on the tracks. A cnr. after consid
erabla dMßeulty. pushed the wagon off.
On the Kast Sid.> the Storm was f p it severely,
especially by the surface lines, which wer« con
tinually block-d. In Second; Third. Lexington
;n>'l Ifadlson ayes. cars were stalled frequently
by horsf s falling on th° tracks. Persons from
downtown offices were more than an hour late In
arriving home. On the croestewn lines, espe
cially In Forty-second-st.. traffic was in a bad
Numerous accidents were reported. In Third
ave., near Beventy-slxtn-St.. there is a slight
grade. A car tn charge of William Hopkins
was going south. A brewery wapon. driven by
Patrick Kane, was also going south on the
tracks, and when Hopkins endeavored to stop
the car th» wheels slipped along the rails. He
lavciaed the power, but too late- to avo)d an ac
cident- The front of the car smashed into the
brewery wagon, and the papsena^rs. mnnv r,f
whom standtnaT, were bndiy shaken up.
They made a rush to the rear door and .lumped
from the platform. H«veral windows in the car
wen broken, anu the front pla-tftorm was
wrecksd. Traffic was blocked for about half an
POURXD OUT BARRELS or ASHES.
Bo slippery for the horses was the Fifth-aye*
pavement yesterday afternoon that many of the
merchants from Twenty-fourth to Fortieth et.
voluntarily brought out cinders and ashes and
scattered them freely about to give man and
beast a better footing. Opposite the Waldorf-
Astoria the conditions became co bad that the.
downstairs help of the hotel brought out barrels
of clndors and /threw them broadcast. Hors»-s
were led by the bridle at this point for an hour,
and traffic was wellnißh suspended durinjr the
worst of the storm.
Trains on the New-York Central and on the
New-York, New-Haven and Hartford railroads
were late In arriving in the Grand Central Sta
tion last night on account of the storm. Th<»
Central road was the more handicapped, trains
being in most cases nt least one hour behind
Ihelr scheduled time. The Southwestern Lim
ited due at 8 o'clock nid not come in until 8:15;
the l^ake Shore Limited was three hours behind,
•lie Eastern Express 1 hour and 20 minutes,
the New-Yorker 1 hour and.2O minutes, the
day express 1 hour and lfi^mlnutes and the
Metropolitan 1 hour and 80 minutes behind.
The loeai trains on the Central were all from
ten to thirty minutes late.
On the New-Haven road all trains were de
tayed, especially those from Boston, which en
tered the station about half an hour behind time.
The City Lodging House was crowded. When
the capacity of r».» men was accommodated the
remaining 250 applicants for a night's lodging
received the order "To the dock! " That meant
ihai they were first to receive a big bowl of
steaming hot brown liquid, which Superintend
ent Tori assured the reporters was good coffee,
and half a loaf of bread. The/ were then wel
come to one of th- 250-odd cots which had been
Installed for such an emergency in a biff room
in the -stxth-sr. pier house.
\t the Olive Tree Inn. where one may obtain
a ''first cln«s bed " for 15 cents, the manager
toa:inup<l on «econd p**a.
ICY SLUSH AT PIER FIRE.
FIGHT IX MUCH HARDSHIP
Damage to Clyde Steamship Offices,
Knee deep in Icy slush and in the sleet and
snow that beat on their faces with all the force
of the half gale that was blowing last night, fire
iTin held what threatened to be a most disas
trous waterfront fire In Pier 30, North River,
between Spring and Charlton sts., for three
hours. The fire destroyed the offices of the
Clyde Steamship Company, the darr-age amount-
Ing to about $30,000. It was discovered in the
offices at the front of the pier shed.
Deputy Chief Krueger. who arrived on the
first alarm, ordered a second. To this Chief
Croker responded. He ordered a third alarm.
The Apache, which plies'between this port and
Charleston and Jacksonville, lay on the south
side of the pier, and the Carib, which runs to
1 Wilmington, lay on the north side. On both
steam was up. They went out into the stream.
Their places were taken by the flreboata
George B. ilcCleilan. Abram S. Hewitt and
New-Yorker. Pushing their noses into tha
smoke and flames, these vessels had a score of
streams pouring on the flames from the "rifles.*
In West-st. all was confusion. Dozens of trucks
were lined up in front of the pier, and these
had to be dragged to one side to make place for
the firefighters. At either side of the pier the
confusion was wor3e. Both docks were crowded
with scows and lighters, and the cursing of the
firemen and the bargemen as they got in one
another's way was vigorous. The Apa>*he and
the Carib by thia tlni* were half way out In
, n^ stream. They were n Jhe * Wf \ v " f every
body ana wn-f ordered bs^k alonfftt&Vth>, pier.
Alongside the Apache, but at pier 39, was the
City of Columbus, of the Ocean Steamship Com
' pany. of Savannah. It soon became apparent
that she was In no danger and she remained at
When Chief Croker arrived the flames were
shooting high into the air. The two big search
lights were put in operation on the front of the
pier, but they were of little use. the smoke and
S the snow proving almost impenetrable. The lad
ders and the hose were soon covered with ice
from the volumes of water poured on the shed.
Icicles three and four feet long hung from the
rungs of ladders and from the windows.
The tire, burned north an.i south in front of the
shed for about one hundred feet in either direc
tion and worked out aerainst the wrlnd a hun
dred feet back on the pier shed, which is about
seven hundred feet long. The shed is two
stories high and entirely of steel, there being
little to burn except the freight stored In the
shed and the furniture of the offices. By mid
night the fire was practically out.
W. R. WILLCOX IX CHARGE.
Postoficc Xct Profits for 1904, He
Announces, $9,669,196 8 1.
William R. Willcox yesterday formally took
charge of the New -York Post Office, succeeding
ihe lat^ Cornelius Van Cott. His desk was
laden \Vith flowers. He was accompanied by his
private secretary, Thomas V. Murphy. The
heads of departments and the superintendents,
numbering more than one hundred, were pre
sented to the new Postmaster by Assistant Post
master Morgan. *
Th« new Postmaster then made a brief ad
dres.?. He declared with enaphaala that influ
ence would have nothing to do wirh either the
advancement or the punishment of postal em
ployes. He spoke of the need of more pneu
matic tubes, more sub-stations and improved
transportation facilities. , Me said. in part:
I want to say that any man who Is occupying:
a place in the postal service, lawfully and
properly, need have no fear ol any influence,
however strong. Should there be any who do
not do their duty, no influence, so far as my offi
cial acts are concerned, shall avail him.
Majiy of Mr. Wlllcox's friends called to con
He has made some changes and will have
his desk in the outer office. u«*e,] as a reception
room by Postmaster Van Cott.
Before leaving his offi< yesterday Mr. Wtllcox
made public the figures showing the large vol
ume of business done by the New-York office
last year. According to the figures <>f the au
ditor. it yielded a net profit to th« government
of 50.G69.106 81.
The total receipts of th* ofn>A for 1004. in
cluding rer^nue from all sources and all
branches nnd sub-stations, amounted to $14,
689016 80. In l*-^:'. the same revenues yielded
•?]'> ">B°. 023 T7 This leaves an increase of S*i per
cent over the priding year. or «l.U.\f
The expenses of the offlco amounted to $u.O*J9.
CONGER A MISSIONARY.
Says He Has Converted Empress— To Run
(BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TMBISE.I
Sioux City, lowa. Jan. 3.— Minister Conger is
coming home from China to run for Governor.
He will nppeal to Church sentiment to support
his cause. He declare.-; he and his wife have
converted the Empress Dowager, and that she
will soon issue an edi< t favoring Christianity
and Western institutions, opening a way for a
period of development in China like that which
made Japan a great power in a f-w decades.
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GENEROUS TERMS GRANTED.
JAPANESE XOW IX POSSE SSIOX OF roRT iRTHUR-^
OUTLOOK FOR PEACE BtSCOUMAGING.
Each Declares the Other Must Make the First Advances — StoesseVs P*
port Tclh of Suffering Inside the Fortress.
The articles of surrender of Port Arthur provided for the surrender of .ill property
belonging to Russia at noon of January S. The Russians will furnish drawings showing
the position of all warlike articles, mines and fortifications. The Rn>.«i«n offiVrr* will be
allowed to retain their side arms and to return to Russia on parole, whtl* the i alialwl
men will become Japan's prisoners.
The Japanese took possession of many of the Port .Arthur forts.
1 Reports at Che-Foo and Tokio show that Port Arthur is utterly wrecked.
It was declared at St. Petersburg that overtures of peace conld be considered only if
direct from Japan, and Baron Hayashi, in London, declared that Japan would make no
The second division of the Baltic fleet reached Madagascar.
INDIGNANT AT PEAGETALK
Russian Officials Declare Offer Conld
Come from Japan Only.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 4, 2:40 a. m. — The. floodlof
telegrams from abroad bringing talk of peace
arouses only resentment in official circles here,
and even many Llbera.;.- who are urgently
presslng tbe government for reforms, aroused
by th© story of heroism and suffering of the
Port Arthur garrison, declare emphatically
against any cessation of hostilities until Rus
sia's honor Is vindicated by a victory In Man
churia. Equal resentment is aroused by for
eign criticism of General Stoessel for blowing
up the ships in the harbor and destroying the
tewn of Port Arthur when he could no longer
Accounts received from Port Arthur refugees
of the stralt3 to which the garrison waa re
duced before it surrendered are almost unex
ampled. It is quite true that some explosives
were left, wherewith the ships and pome houses
were destroyed, but the ammunition of many of
the forts was absolutely exhausted. Some hid
not fired a shot for two days before the negotia
tions opened. The men had been living solely
on rice for a month, and many were suffering
from scurvy. Even the effective soldiers were
nearly all wounded, and dropped asleep amid
the Japanese bombardment beside their otvn
One midshipman who passed through the
siege has turned a white haired, prematurely
Admiration here for the heroic defence Is
innigfe£ wUh wonder «>neral sto?ssercon
tinued to hide the true condition from the world.
Emperor Nicholas haa already granted Gen
eral Stoessel's request that his officers be al
lowed to give their parole.
In Russia, for the moment, the people seem
to have forgotten all their differences in the
common grief. The revolutionists, who had In
tended to mark th« event with demonstration*,
evidently found the moment inopportune, anil
ro disturbance is reported anywhere in Russia
to-day. Nevertheless, that the revolutionists
intend to make even- use of the fall of the for
tress later is not doubted.
The government's posttioa is a dMRraM
It has enemies ready to tak<» advantage of wh.it
evrr course it ;idopt?. m.d pence under present
conditions would prooabty compromise the
dynasty more than the determination to con
tinue the war to The bitter end
The Emperor w.ill arrive h.pr° to-dny. and a.
council of his advisers will be held Immediately.
Much as the situation is complicated by aci'i
tion at home, the way party seems stIH
plptely in the ascendant, and the Indications are
the Emperor's advt?»rs are practically unani
mous that Rursias prestige abroad and the
security of the dynasty at home make it lm
po-jsihle for Rn!««!i to a.cept a Immj
veace. dictated by tipan rj? the eemraeror. Still.
there Is every evidence that Japan wo«M proaTer
moderate term*, and It is possible an oaTet of
generous terms weaM make a pood Bimreaatm
and pave the way f >r the reception of proposals
in a conciliatory spirit.
While the general impression is that peace at
this «tag»» Is liiipnalek there always is the
possibility In an autocratic, government that the
unexpected may happen. The simyatlmi that
President Roopevelr would be willing to tender
the good offices of the American government In
case Russia intimated that it would b* accept
able has aroused a most friendly fueling.
At the War Office and the Admiralty all talk
of th* possibility^ peace at this ttma meets
with nothing but expressions of Indignation.
In spite of this, diplomatically tIM situation la
rxtremely Interesting, and In diplomatic circles
it is regarded as certain that Japan has swatted
this moment to submit proposals for peace, and
that she Intends to do so through the I'nit^d
State?. Intervention or even the offer of good
offices by the United States without the laajoiat
of Russia is not admitted to be possible, and it
is known that Fiance will not act in such a
capacity. But direct proposals from Japan will
The general opinion, however, !* that, coming
on tro hesla of a succession of disasters aivi
with the present situation In the Interior. It Is
impos'ble for Russia to bow to teama
crate ones, offered by Japan as a corcju-ror.
A diplomat who holds exceptionally close r:la
tlous with Russia said that he did not believe
peace was possible, adding:
If the war is to end it must be more than
peace It must be a complete understanding
between Russia, and Japan, almost in the nature
of an alliance covering the Far East. An ordi
nary peace, which might bo ruptured In a few
years, would not be sufficient. Upon the basis
of an equitable alliance Russia possibly could
The report circulated here that an armistice
is assured before the end of the week ia not
confirmed In official elides, where therv hi i<» In
timation that such a thing is contemplated.
Whjle it was said that any prepsaahi Japan
might make would receive due consideration, the
officials »ere unable to iniagi'ie how it couhl be
posslbl* for Japan to off<*r conditions h!ch
Russia could accept.
It is denied that the Emper return Is in
any way due to the reported attempt on his li<o
at Vt!n» tc-day It ts declared that no such
attempt a* Is reported has Wen made.
PRICE THREE CENTB.
THE TF.RMS OF SURRENDER
Officers Keep Their Arms and Will
Be Released on Parole.
Toklo. Jan. — A tejegrara from General No*l
giving the. text of the capitulation convention
was received this afternoon. It is as follows*
All Russian soldiers, marines, volnntears. also
government officials at the garrison and harbor
of Port Arthur are taken prisoners.
All fort?, batteries, warships, other shtps and
boats, arms, ammunition, horses, all materials
for hostile use, government buildings, and all
objects belonging to tho Russian government
shall b« transferred to the Japanese army tn
their existing condition.
On the preceding two conditions being aaaant*
ed to, as a guarantee f.->r the fulfilment thereof
the men garrisoning the forts and the bat
teries on Etse Shan. Sun-Shu Shan. Antse-Soan
and the line of eminences southeast therefrom
shall be removed by noon of January 3 and th»
same shall be transferred to the Japanese army.
Should Russian military or naval men be
deemed to have, destroyed objects named in Ar
ticle II or to hay«» caused alteration In any way
in their condition at the existing time, tho
signing of this compact and the negotiations
shall be annulled, and the Japanese array will
take free action.
The Russian military and naval authority
shall prepare and transfer to the Japanese army
a table showing the fortifications of Port Ar
thur and their respective positions, and maps
showing the location of mines, underground and
submarine, and all other dangerous objects: also
a table showing the composition and system of
the array and naval 3ervL-es at Port Arthur, a
lisr of army and navy officers, with names, rank
and duties of said officers: i list of army steam
ers, warships and other ships, with the numbers
of their respective crews; a list of civilians.
showing the number of men and women, their
race and occupations.
Arms, in.-Tn'fmg- tiros* carrts'l on*th» pmwni
ammunition, war materials, government build
ings, objects uaiasil by the government, horses,
warships and other ships. Including their con
tents, excepting private property, shall be left
in their present positions, and the commission
ers of the Russian and Japanese armies shall
decide on the method of their transference.
The Japauese army, considering th« gallant
resistance offered by rhe Russian army as b#-»
ing honorable, will permit the officers of, th»
Russian army and navy, as well as officials be
longing thereto, to carry swords and to tako
"ith them private property directly necessary
for the maintenance of life. The previously
mentioned officers, officials and »oh»ntesfa who
will sisrn a written parole pledging that they
will not lake us nrms and In r.owlse take action
contrary to the interests of the Japanese army
until th>- close of the uir will recerv-e the con
sent of the Japanese army to return to their
country. Each army and navy officer will b«»
allowed one servant, and such NHUI will b»
specn!l\ rei-iisci on signing the parole.
Non-coinmi.^sionpd offlc^rr. and privates of
both army and navy and volunteers shall wttr
th»»lr uniforms, and. taking portable tents and
necessary private property, ami commanded by
their respective officers, sh.ill assemble at such,
plares as may 1>» Indicated by th« •lapane^'i
army. The Ja pines* commissioners wtll Indi
cate the necessary det.iil? thorefor.
The sanitary corps and th* accountants be
longing to the Russian army an«l navy shall b*
retained hy the Japanese while the'r s»rvU**3 ar<»
deemed necessary for th* caring for si'Tk ami
woandft prisoners. During; such tlm<» snrh
corps shall b* r*'i'Jlrp<l t<> render s a rvi'** under
the iJlr^ctlorj of th" sanitary corps and arcounr
on,.- of the Japanese army.
Th* treatment to be Accorded to fh» r"«ident».
th»> transfer of hooks and dovum^nts relating to
municipal ■«tn»lnJstrwtk*ii *nd ftnan<e. and al*o<
detailed *!l*s necessary f<?>- rh» enforcement of
this compact shall b* cr > .iho-li' > tl in a supplement
ary compact. The supplementary compact shall
have the same force ;is this compact.
On* ropy »a<-h of this compact shall b» r"
pared for th* Javanese and Rnssia.n armies, anrl
It sh-ill bare, Immediate effect upon slsnatura
Ry permission of the Japanese. Genera? Stoes
sel to-day s<*nt a cabl<» rr."ssa?« f» th* Emperor
of R\|a«iii Th" message recites th* fact that th«
Port Arthur romm«nd"»r '.»-as fc-rrerl m ?urr«>n«
der. annasawea th» t«rms grnntins the officers
parole and a?ks the Emperor to send hi* <?om
Ch»-Foo. J*n. 3. — Th* fort wh»r» th<» n»gotl*.
tions for the surrr-ml'v of Port Arthur were*
held la ca'itoi th? Big Eagles" Nest, and it -« near
According to the report* of the negotiations
received here. <">n»ra! Stoefsel'!! proposal that
the Rossis sick and wounded shouid remain
under Russian m»<Hca.l sur>Tvl«»inr. an r l that
the Japanc transfer the non-combatant* was
acceptable to General Noel, but th* Russian
proposal that th* Russians should march out
un-l*r arms caused »oiw controversy.
STOESSEL'S OllS STORY.
Htl Reports oh Conditions in Port
Arthur Before the Surrender.
St. Petersburs. Jan. «!.— Genera! Besasfsi d*P»
patches by way ef Che-F«*> t.. the ajsoeraJ sta*T
i»!ati» how foe pciitfewi of the fortress of Port
Arthur gradually became les3 saf-j and ir.ora
critical, the r3vas«^ of scurvy Increasing enor
mously the casualty lists, already considerably
from me Japanese assaults an*J bomb3rdm;ntsi
Toward th* end of :h* itie the surrli<* 3 p - a™*
munition completely favs'cMJ*. th-re w#r» H.OV)
•ick and "<vj»vje<i >n tse hospitals and 3'"*"> fresh
eaauaM comir.j In daily. The .>■ -»r%l iof«ita
taat at the ecd of the siejs he had only 10.CC0