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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- Ui! 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 be granted. 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 Phipp?. recently. 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. ; ! To-dnj-, f«i r m,,] (y-ti..^ .* > KEW-YOBK. WEDNESDAY. JAiTOABY 4 1905.-FOUBTEEN PAGES.r- __^^__^______ Tmkiitok, fslr, with tlowTr rt^lT t tlMt . "V TT W- "\ r O T? T^ \ A 7 L^TW V"PgT\ A "^r T "V" *■ ~ 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 •wagons. 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 than ever. 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 Blames McAdoo. 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 from me." 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 vas asked. "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 Commissioner. ■ 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 running. 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 traffic. 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 travel. 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 condition. 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 hour. 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, $30,000. 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 her pier. 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 gratulate him. 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. 7196. CONGER A MISSIONARY. Says He Has Converted Empress— To Run for Governor. (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. SEABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED LEAVES New rerk daily, commencing- Jan ?th. 12;25 noen. Arrives St Ausuetlne. 210 P. M- H*jßd«»»se»t and Culekest Florida train. Offlce 11S3 Broadway .-AdvL 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 overtures. 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 defend them. 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 useless gun?. One midshipman who passed through the siege has turned a white haired, prematurely aged man. 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 be considered. 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 yield. 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* ARTICLE I. All Russian soldiers, marines, volnntears. also government officials at the garrison and harbor of Port Arthur are taken prisoners. ARTICLE 11. 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. ARTICLE 111. 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. ARTICLE IV. 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. ARTICLE V. 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. ARTICLE VI. 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. ARTICLE VII. 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. ARTICLE VIH. 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. ARTICLE ix. 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. ARTICLE X. 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. ARTICLE \! 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 thereof. 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 manda 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 Rihli: 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. 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