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READ "The HoJIadmy Case" in Sat- urday Journal. Strong, clever detective story. PRICE TWO CENTS. AY COOKE, DEAD, FATHER OF N. P. reat Financier of War Times and of Railroad Development Dies Unexpectedly. w:*jnf*B*xsi^^ JAY COOKE, 'Tftthsr of the Northern Pacific/ Died Last Night. woo eoia to The Journal. Philadelphia,. Feb. 17.Jay Cooke, ho financed the war of the rebellion ir the government, and who was "the ither of the Northern Pacific rail ed, died somewhat unexpectedly at le home of his son-in-law, Charles D. amey, in Ogontz, last night. Mr. Oooke was 84 years old, and had pen In failing health for several years, ut his death was not looked for. Only st Monday, when he entertained 125 oung women, students of the Ogontz .'hool, he was in the best of spirits and as the last to leave the reception Oooke an Ohioan. Jay Cooke was born at Sandusky, bio, Aug. 10, 1821, when Sandusky as a mere hamlet almost on the bor ers of civilization. His father was ell-to-do, but young Cooke went to ork at the age of 15. He became a lerk at the age of 17, and at the age 21 was admitted as a member of the rra of E. W. Clark & Co., bankers, in hiladelphia. It was as a member of the Clack anking firm that Cooke received his raining for the great work of financing lie war of the rebellion, of which Gen ral Grant said to the sorf" of Cooke ear the close of the war: "Tell your father that it is to his ibors, more than to those of any other lan, that the people of this country we the continued life of the nation/' Banking Firm Founded. i In 1860 the banking house of Jay 'ooke & Co. of Philadelphia was ounded, and it was this firm that andled most of the $2,000,000,000 in onds issued by the government during he war. The handling of the bonds by he firm was made doubly effective by he promptness with which Oooke took are of matters. The government was 'pinched'' for money more than once hru efforts to float its own loans. Then ppeal would be made to Cooke, and he energy with which he met the needs if the nation was literally phenomenal, ""he money was forthcoming at the rate millions a day one day the receipts eached the great sum of $42,000,000. 1 Sold Bonds by Advertising. His method of disposing of the gov rnment 's bonds was in his day unusual. le met opposition when he proposed to Secretary Chase that the government should, advertise its paper. Mr. Chase b.iecte to adopting "patent medi ine" methods. When Mr. Cooke be am the government's financial agent, lowever, he adopted fiuch methods and proved their success. He himself said lot long ago: "Advertising was the basis of the whole success. We advertised enor nously. "We employed the columns of ill kinds of journals, large and small, nreeklyl secular, religious, republican, democrat, even copperhead,' thruout fke countryeverything, that is, ex cept Sunday papersI never would ex pend a penny with them." The nonus'e of the Sunday papers was flh&rcteristic of the man. He was of & deeply religious nature* He has shown quite clearly that his firm's profits thru negotiating the govern ment's loans were by no means colos Mtl. "Father of the Northern Pacinc." After the war Mr. Cooke was fre quently called upon by the government but his next great work was the financ ing of the Northern Pacific railroad, in the ultimate success of which he had the greatest confidence. His confidence not only-led him to finance this venture, but to enter into the closer relation of promoter. Large foreign loans were necessary, and this involved the Cooke firm in" foreign financial disturbances. The weight of financial panics fell upon the house so heavily, that collapse came at the beginning of-the troubles of 1873. Nevertheless Mr. Cooke had set the Northern Pacific so well on its way that success' was assured.and since then Mr. Cooke has lived to Bee his forecasts of the road's future realized in almost every particular. It speaks much for the man's foresight that "Jay Cooke's Banana Belt,'' as the country traversed by the proposed Northern Pacific road was early called, while it has not grown many bananas, has become a vastly rich empire, with promise of untold wealth yet awaiting fts conquerors. Built a New Fortune. The failure of the Cooke firm did not discourage the firm's head. Instead of "quitting," he took up the work of paying off his obligations, paid them all, and then built for himself another for tune, which he long lived to enjoy at his home at Ogontz, a suburb of Phila delphia. A PROPHET OF DULUTH Jay Oooke Believed It to Be a City of the Future. Special to The Journal. Duluth, Feb. 17.Jay CJooke first be came interested in tfuluth thru the Continued on 2d Page, 7th Column, frj^&$^&&&&t$&MEt^& ASSASSIN'S BOMB KILL S LEADER OF GRAND DUKE$ THE FIGHT FOR TONKA TRAFFIC .y St. Louis Road Will Put on Bet ter Equipment, Cut Running Time and Reduce Rates. The Minneapolis & St. Louis road, which has had undisputed possession of the traffic between Minneapolis and the south shore of Lake Minnetonka, for years, intends to take issue with the Twin City Rapid Transit company, or anv other company that plans to poach upon its preserves, and will by im proved equipment, increased speed and reduction of rates, make a strong bid to hold the lasger portion of the traffic. It has been learned that the road will place on the lake runs, with the opening of the summer season, brand new trains of the best design and execution, espe cially adapted for suburban traffic. In construction no pains will be spared for the comfort and convenience of the traveling public and every detail will be carried out to subserve the needs of the lake dweller who goes back and forth daily. The coaches will be built to keep out summer heat, and will have large clear windows like those of ob servation cars. Speed to Be Increased. The question that appeals more strongly, however, than any other to Minnet'onkans is that of speed and the St. Louis road has given it out that that question has received due consideration and as soon as the details can be ar ranged and the weather permits a ma terial reduction will be made in the running time between lake points and Minneapolis. The best time made be tween Excelsior and the city is. forty one minutes. The greatest loss in time is occasioned by the numerous stops, and the necessity of making passengers descend three steps to the ground. This, it is claimed, cuts into the running time a minute or two at each stop. Will Raise Platforms. To avoid this the road will raise the station platforms to a level with the car platforms and experts state that a car can be emptied in fully half the time, while at way stations three will alight in the tinie it has heretofore taken one. The road claims that with this improvement at least eight minutes will be taken off the regular running time, which will land Excelsior people in the Minneapolis station in thirty three minutes. This reduction in time will mean much to the business man who spends his summer at the lake and wili add much to the attractions of lake life. In addition, it is certain that the rates both Ott regular and commutation tick its will be reduced as soon an the lake season-'dpenV 'A" round-trip ticket to any lake point now sells for'50 cents, while a ten-ride ticket can be purchased for $2.25. The regular fifty-ride com mutation ticket can be secured for $9. It is probable that the reduction will be sufficient to enable the road to hold a large percentage of its present patron age, notwithstanding the entrance of a competitor into the field. Can't Compete on One Point. A lake resident who is connected with the road declared today that there was only one point in which, his road could not hope to compete with the Twin City Rapid Transit com pany, and that is frequent service. He believed that in comfort, time and rates his road would show the street car company that it was up against a hard proposition, and the only possible point of superiority would be that the latter could give the people service every few minutes if it desired, while the railroad could not possibly afford to run more trains than have been assigned to "But when the public realizes that we will give every passenger a seat," explained the railroad man, I believe the traveling public will g^et over the novelty of streetcar service and we will get the patronage of the majority, and, in fact, a big majority, of those who travel all the year round. We are satisfied with the situation as it is de veloping, and you will find us in the fight to the finish." The citizens of Excelsior are watch ing the developments, and they believe they are on the eve, after many years of waiting, of easy, cheap and fre quent communication with Minneapo lis. It will be no surprise to the Ex celsior council should a Minneapolis & St. Louis representative appear *at its meeting next Tuesday evening with a fo ublic statement as to what it intends do to accommodate the traveling public. L. F. Day,, second vice president of the Minneapolis & St. Louis, when asked this afternoon to make a state ment relative to the road's plans, said he did not care to deny that the com pany had prepared plans as above out lined, nor would he confirm them. i GOVERNOR E. W'HOCH, Kansas Executive Who Signed State Oil :jj Refinery Bill. KANSAS GOVERNOR JOINS OIL FIGHT Hoch Signs Bill for State Refin ery to Battle with Standard Oil Company. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 17.Governor Hoch at noon today signed the bill ?200,000 assed on Wednesday appropriating for the erection and main tenance of a state oil refinery with a capacity of 2,000 barrels a day. The signing of this measure will make it possible for Kansas to begin in earnest the fight started in this state recently against the Standard Oil company. In signing .the bill Governor Hoch sent a lengthy message giving his rea sons for signing the bill. More Means for Fight. Furthe* legislation directed against the Standard Oil company came up in the house today. A bill making oil pipe lines common carriers, reported by Chairman Beekman of the house oil and gas commission, was made a special order for the afternoon session. This is one of two remaining oil bills still up. The other is the anti-discrimina tion bill, designed to prevent the Standard Oil company from undersell ing the stata^ It has been made & special order for next Monday. New Constitution Wanted. Successfully to- fight the trusts with in its borders, a constiutional conven tion may be called to broaden the powers of the legislature. The bills striking at trusts, particularly those dealing with oil, have met with so many objections on constitutional grounds that a sentiment in favor of a new constitution meeting the situation has sprung up. To this end a reso lution submitting the question of call ing a constitutional convention to a vote of the people in 1906 has been pre pared and will, it is stated, be presented in the senate shortly. Standard Will Stay. New York Sun Special Service, New York, Feb. 17.The Wall Street Journal says: According to a financier in close touch with the Standard Oil company, the fight in Kansas has been exag gerated. The company does not pur pose to abandon the Kansas fields, but admits that its operations have been greatly hampered b.y the antagonistic attitude of the legislature. The fol lowing statement waB authorized by the person in question: The Standard Oil company has no idea of abandoning the Kansas oil fields. It has too much money invested there. It is true that orders have been given to stop development work. All work looking to the enlargement of our tankage capacity, and the extension of our pipe lines in that state has been abandoned, due to the an tagonism of the legislature as well as the over-production of oil. Menace to Standard Oil. It would be dangerous to go ahead de veloping the fields in the face of the at tempts being made to oust us from the state. If our pipe lines are to be made common carriers, what is the use of ex tending them? The production of oil in Kansas is 20,000 barrels a day, and the consumption, which is entirely local, 7,000 barrels a day. Had the legislature taken conservative action we would have constructed sufficient tanking to take care of the surplus oil. Defective Page rt -$ SENATE GUIS DP DRAWBACKSTANDS Upper House Yields to Lower Tho Hansbrough Hints at Continued Contest. By W. W. germane. Washington, Feb. |7.The senate re ceded gracefully today,,withdrawing the Hansbrough wheat drawback amend ment from the agricultural appropria tion bill, and then passing the bill without amendment. i^-.This cloBes the incident. Senator Hansbrough made an elab orate statement in defense of his posi tion and quoted extensively from the letter RepresentativaVolstead wrote to Secretary Shaw. Iw|r wound up by ad mitting that the senjpiei had exceeded its authority. $' Senator Spponerf^bhen moved a re consideration of the jpote by which the offensive amendmentN.had,been adopted!^ and everything was^lrajghtened out to i the satisfaction of we house. In his speech Mr. Hansbrough said he expected that in the next two weeks the house would send atf appropriation bill to the senate carrying.the sense of his amendment. This, f| -"course, would be regular., From this statement it is apparent that Mr. Hansbrough expects his amendment to beconie. operative before the close of this session, thus shutting the millers out from the privileges of the drawback regttlftjuxns.. There are still half a dozen appropriation bills to be considered in the house, and this amendment can by consent of the house be attached to anyone of them. It might be, tho, that#n attempt to incor porate the substances of the Hansbrough amendment in one of th* appropriation bills would be knocked out. m.the house on the point of ord^ that it would be new legislation, ana if this should seem likely, the question will. come before the house i the foflai joint resol- assage at lution, whicn would makof itas passage a this sessiqn unlikely unless the speake i would consent to have it come up. House Bloats Scheme. At a late hoar t|as afternoon it was agreed in the housft that the substance of the Hansbrougf. amendment could not be offered tetany appropriation bill, because it w&uid be'new legisla tion, and tb.us subject to a point of or der. This throws, the' question, back on a joint resolution, and I am advised that such a resolution, if introduced, would go to the ways and means com mittee and would meet .with /opposition from Representatives Lovering and Stevens, who have $rx8wback bills pend ing. The consideration of the resolu tion by the hense r'&sh.t) therefore, open up th* whole '^jjptj&h. of drawbacks and, incidentally.^Uie/tariff, which no body wants art this'session.. Therefore the chances of action at this, session are poor. However, the farmers-of the-.country,- especially the wheat growers*^ are aroused, and are sending letters and telegrams by tho hundreds to.. their members, urging action. When the matter can be brought be fore the house on its merits, therefore, it will stand a good chance of going thru by a tremendous majority. At least, s.0 house leaders think at present The drawback on wheat would thus seem to be doomed eventually to walk the plank. Definition Sought. While the two houses are wrangling over the drawback, the trade is mov ing for more accurate definition of its powers. The attorney general was asked today to define what "value*' means in such a case as this, where a drawback is to be paid on several by products. Their value might be inter preted as affected by reason of the re bate to which they were entitled for exportation under the regulation, Q it might mean simply the mill or home consumption value of the same articles of general commerce without rebate provisions. Value at place of exporta* tion is another possibility. It is thought that a question just like this has never gone to the attorney gen eral before. Efforts in the direction of more liberal drawbacks thus involve many complications. PYTHIANS TO INVADE ENGLAND. Richmond, Ind., Feb. 17.Charles E. Shively of Richmond, supreme chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of the world, is arranging to establish several lodges of the order in London, England. At present no lodges exist on territory not con trolled by the United States, except those in the southern portion of Canada. There are lodges in the Hawaiian islands and Philippine islands, and the order will shortly gain a foothald in Cuba. KAISER HONORS MRS. GOELET. Berlin, Feb. 17.^Emperor William has de tailed a naval lieutenant from the intelligence office to act as aide to Mrs. Robert Goelet of New York, who is now in this city, arid show her the objects of interest .at Potsdam. Mrs. Goelet probably will remain in Berlin a fort night and attend the court ball. FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, 1905. 22 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK. GRAND DUKE SEROIUS, Uncle of Ciar, Assassinated In Moscow Today. IKtfX^ CZAR CONSIDERS PEACE WITH JAPS Discusses Terms with Council Japanese Thought to Have Suggested Conditions. St. Petersburg, Feb. 17.The Asso ciated Press learns on exceptional au thority that the question of peace was formally considered by Emperor Nicho las and his ministers at the conference held at Tsarkoe Selo yesterday. No particulars are obtainable, as be fore the discussion began the emperor exacted from each one present a solemn Sint romise not to divulge the slightest of what happened. The belief is, however, that the possible conditions and terms were under consideration. It is suggested in high/quarters that -some intimation of terjs has reached the Russian government fronv Japan, altho it is certain that it did not come thru the. regular diplomatic channels. WOMAN SU BS BURGLAR WHO STABBED HER UNCLE OPf HE ZA PENALT FO CR -$ a*flW^*^^K*y-'TTe'*y^'*15^^-tWOI!5l! Chicago, Feb. 17.In a struggle with a- colored burglar armed with a knife, Mrs. Minnie Meyers, 172 West Twelfth street, was stabbed early today and the negro was wounded with his own weapon, which had been -snatched from him by Mrs. Meyers. She had been awakened by some one moving about in her bedroom, and, half dazed, she attacked the intruder. Her relatives rushing in, beat the negro fearfully and held him until the arrival of police men. Mrs. Meyers' injuries are not dangerous. LABOR UNIONS PLAN TO FIGHT WHITE PLAGUE New York Sun Special Service. Chicago, Feb. 17.Tuberculosis farms, to be established in different sections of the United States by labor organiza tions for the treatment of union work ers afflicted with consumption, are ad vocated by President George W. Per kins of the Cigarmakers' International union. A new plan, now in preparation, probably will be adopted. The scheme is to include at least four of the largest unions in the country and to locate farms in North Carolina, the Adirondack mountains, in the middle west and on the Pacific coast. DR. GEORGE 8. GOODSPEED DEAD. Chicago. Feb. 17.Dr. George Steven Good speed, professor of history at the University of Chicago, died of pneumonia today, after an ill ness of a week. He became professor of his tory at the university at the time of Its founda tion, in 1893. He graduated from Brown uni versity in 1880 and took his doctor degree at Yale. He was 45 years old leaves a wife and one son. DEATH WARRANTS WRITTEN BY THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONISTS m*n While Driving to. His Home Within the Kremlin, Grand Duke Sergius Was Slain Near the} Palace. rv Sergius Slain in Mis Carriage as Was Von Plchvc Last July, and Murderers Cap tured on Scene of the Murder. Other High Russian Officials Are Said to Be Condemned to Death by the Rising Forces of Revolt. Moscow, Russia, Feb. 17.Grand Duke Sergius, while on his way to thr Kremlin this morning, was assassinated by a bomb thrown under his carriage, "v While the grand duke was driving from the Nicholas palace thru the senate quarter his carriage was followed by two cabs. At the law courts a sleigh in which were two men, one of whom was dressed as a workman, went quickly ahead of the grand duke's carriage. The sleigh then slowed up to allow the carriage to pass. At that moment a bomb was thrown beneath the carriage. The force of the explosion broke all the windows of the law courts and the report was heard out- side the city. The carriage was tolown to pieces, nothing hut the four wheels remaining. The horses were not hurt and bolted. OBAND DUKE KILLED INSTANTLY. The grand duke was Instantly killed. His head was blown off, being actu- aUy separated from his body, which was frightfully mangled, -T. The coachman also was killed. Ho was so frightfully burned by the explo- sive with which the bomb was charged that he died while being taken to a hos- pital. On the arrest of the murderers, neither of whom was known to the police, one of them coolly said: I don't care. I have done my job." An immense crowd gathered and made a demonstration against a number of students who commenced scattering revolutionary proclamations. PEOPLE GATHER MEMENTOES. THROW. GIBL'S BODY TO DOGS police of MoBilelff Heap -Atrocities Upon Jews. .TBrfSftejfc^r-'i tiif'*.^-. jwmmn jrfa askfSrifeW Tua-moBt Fair tonight and Saturday. Today max. 24, min. i a Jegrees.* ear ago, max. 9. min. 3 ~?$:jr-fr Within a few minutes after the explosion, people might have been seen^ gathering up pieces of wood and clothing as souvenirs of the tragedy. J. .y When the tJrand Duchess Elizabeth, widow of the Grand Duke Sergius, was -Jt informed of the occurrence, she immediately went to the scene of the armanninn tion without waiting to put on a hat or cloak. 'o The fates of the KremUn w^re closed as soon as the news was conveyed to fsi the authorities and the remains of the grand duke were taken to the Nicholas palace. \~~tiV. ****&>_*-J .""'*'-'^"J'tf- i i jl'i i i i SEMBATION IN ST. PBTERSBtmG Tragedy Was No Surprise, as Terrorists Were Known to Have Con demned Grand Duke. St. Petersburg, Feb. 17.The news of the assassination of Grand Duke Sergius created a tremendous sensation in St. Petersburg. The tragedy was no great surprise, as it was known that the terrorists had already condemned the grand duke to death, and jever since the affair of Jan. 22 a bomb-throwing cam- paign had been expected. Grand Duke Sergius, who was a brother-in-law aa well as uncle of the em- peror and had exercised immense influence at court, was regarded as the most' reactionary of the grand dukes. As governor-general of Moscow he was intense- ly unpopular. His advent as governor-general of Moscow was followed by ex- pulsion of the Jews from the central provinces, and thruout his administration his rigorous and harsh measures aroused the greatest hostility, especially among the students. THE GRAND DUKE FLED. Two years ago, after the student riots, in which many were killed or wounded, several hundred expulsions to Siberia followed under the orders of Grand Duke Sergius and General Trepoff, now governor-general of St. Peters- burg, but then chief of police of Moscow. As there were many threats againrt his life the grand duke was obliged to flee to his summer residence, twenty miles from the city. During the recent strike disturbances the grand duke left the Diakotrtohny palace on the outskirts of the city, where he had been living, and took refuge In- side the ramparts of the Kremlin, where he had since lived in what Is known as the Little Palace, opposite the famous statue of Alexander II. The trip to the Kremlin on that occasion was made at night between solid Hnes of troops. Grand Duke Sergius was the wealthiest member of the imperial family. He was tan, handsome and cordial in manner, in spite of the ruthless fashion in which he exercised his authority as governor-general. He was childless, but had adopted two children of his brother Paul, who was banished on account of a mor- ganatic alliance. Sergius' record as a soldier was not brilliant. He suffered a disastrous defeat at Hie hands of General Kuropatkin during the famous Konrsk Grand* Duke Sergius was born in 1857, and was married in 1884 to Princess Elizabeth of Hesse-Darmstadt. BLAMED FOB MANY DEATHS. Much of the responsibility for the catastrophe at the coronation of Emperor Nicholas in Moscow, when several thousand were crushed to death at the time of the distribution of the imperial gifts, was laid at Grand Duke Sergius' door. It was held that he had not ttaken sufficient precautions. The news reached Tsarskoe Selo while the imperial family were entertaintag Prince Frederick Leopold of Prussia. It created the greatest consternation. The emperor is reported to have been completely prostrated. All festivities in honor of the Prussian guest were at once abandoned. F* MORE DOOMED TO DEATH. "At the time sentence of death was pronounced by the terrorists upon Duke SerirSs it was reported that Grand Duke Alexis, Pobiedonostseff, procurator of the toly synod, Ind General Trepoff, then chief of police of Moscow diww loverno^-general of St. Petersburg, were also condemned to death, and according some rSSrtsr a similar sentence was passed on the dowager empress, Maria Febdorovha. 0 Hew York Sun Special Serrlce. Berlin Feb. 17.The Vorwaerts pub lishes leUers^mMoMleff, Russia in which details are/given of the terrible barbarities practiced^ by the police of that town on the*Jewish inhabitants during the.early days of February. Th^town "was considerably disturbed by street demonstrations and the police made numerous arrests. They drove the prisoners to the police tation, where Ehey were brutally .assaulted bv the police: Many were flung down flights f- stairs, then dragged up again and again flung down. treatment was repeated until the viefams became in sensible. In-tis~conSitoan the pris oners-were beaten with-swords and taken to'the courtyard, where they were handed over to a body Jof soldiers, who struck them with.muskets, breaking arms, legs and jaws. .The soldiers .gouged' out eyes and committed Wm rhorxjble barbarities. A^umber f:))r% petson8 ^were made "r ilNNESOT* IgTORiCAL toCiOY. -ft --a M 'li 9 1 & 7 r^ 5 If- ?_ ft 'i I'" i :'l: r, "31 :\r kl scandalous manner, several being flogged almost to death. One girl, in an insensible condition, was thrown to the dogs. Others are dying, and nearly all the rest are'cripples for life. Altho a ma jority of the crowd were Christians, only Jews are said to have been treated in this horrible manner. Lodz Factories Close. Lodz, Feb. 17.The manufacturers at a meeting last night resolved to tele graph full details of the situation to the minister of finance. Twenty-five factories, among them some of the largest in Lodz, paid off their men yesterday and elosed in definitely. The men dismissed number 40,000. Some other mills which pre viously had closed refused to pay the strikers, who demanded money due them. General Stakelberg Wounded. London, Feb. 17.The Daily Tele graph's Shanghai correspondent reports that General Stakelberg and three Rus sian infantry colonels were wounded in the fighting on the Hun river.