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ALLEGED USE OF THE WORD
"SANTIAGO" FOR "CIENFUEGOS"
BY SAMPSON IS FULLY ARGUED
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 5.— A semi-official
denial was issued to-day of the statement
that the kidnapers of the American mis
sionary, Miss Helen Stone, and her com-
Ho Trace of the Brigands.
destroy or capture the band of abductors
as soon as their captive is at liberty.
Quick action following her release may,
result in the capture of the money and
lead to the punishment of all concerned
in her abduction.
A telegram was received to-day from H^
C. Haskell, one of the missionaries at
Samokov, Bulgaria, saying: "Assure thfll
family everything is being done."
Friends of the Abducted Missionary Trying to Raise the Big
Ransom Demanded by the Brigands, Fearing a Display
of Force by Bulgaria Might Cause Her Murder*
AMERICA APPEALS TO RUSSIA
TO USE ITS GREAT INFLUENCE
TO AID MISS STONE'S RESCUE
SOME OF THE IMPORTANT WIT
NESSES in" the naval con
troversy NOW BEING AIRED.
MISS HELEN M. STONE. THB
AMERICAN MISSIONARY AB
DUCTED BT BRIGANDS.
Captain Lemly theu requested that all
the papers in Admiral Schley's possession
bearing upon the case be supplied, and
Raynor replied that Uie Admiral (Schley)
had no more papers.
Lieutenant Commander Hodgson was
then called to correct his testimony of
yesterday. He was asked by Captain
Lemly about his correspondence with Ad
miral Schley, concerning what the Judge
Advocate denominated a newspaper "col
loquy. The witness took exception to the
use of the word "colloquy," and Captain
Lemly replied that this was the witness'
The letters were then read by the Judg#
Advocate, Commander Hodgson Identi
fying the various documents as they were
separately presented. Raynor said that
If desired the letters would be accepted
as evidence and that they could be print
ed without being read. Captain Lamly
replied, however, that he considered that
the letters have an important bearing
upon the precept »nd that therefore he
preferred to read them.
While the reading of the letters be
tween Admiral Schley and Lieutenant
Commander Hodgson and newspaper ar
ticles bearing upon the correspondence
was in progress, Raynor objected to the
reading of one of the newspaper state
ments as Irrelevant. The readiiig had re
quired considerable time.
Admiral Dewey— These things could all
have been printed. You are taking valu
able time here. "We want facts— facts.
We don't want newspaper articles. We
have ruled these out. Cannot these mat
ters be printed? : ' *.- ;
Captain Lemly— Then they would be In
evidence. Do Vou mean you don't want
them at all?
Admiral Dewey— We want them. Could
they not be printed like other papers?
Raynor— We Vant everything that
All Papers Bequested.
change was made before the letter was
copied and sent. \u25a0 I will add that the
punctuation is as I stated yesterday in
the press copy." i
He also ,*t the request of Admiral
Schley's counsel introduced another copy,
"in which," he said, "you will see there
was no correction. It appeared originally
The court examined the original papers
of the press copy with care and it was
agreed that the papers should again be
printed in the record.
dated May 20, 1898, the question being a3
to the final name at the end of the first
paragraph, whether it should be ICIen
fuegos' or 'Santiago.' I have the original
and the name appears 'Santiago' and ap
pears over an erasure. I Invite atten
tion to the fact that In the press copy
book it is Santiago, which shows that the
The gigantic scope of the Associated
Oil- Company's plans can be summed up
briefly. One of its purposes_is^tq_bulld a
pipe line from Bakersfleld to "some point
at tide water to be selected. This will
cost several million dollars. Tanks will
be erected at San Francisco and else
where as deemed advisable capable of
holding many ; hundred thousand barrels
of oil in the aggregate. The articles of
. Canfleld Qll Company, Black Jack. Wolverine,
Alma, Henrietta. Olema, Alma Jr., Alpha,
Senator. Chicago Crude, Central Point, Toltec.
Red Bank, Green & Whlttler, Colossal, Reed
Crude Oil. Linda Vista, Sterling, Sovereign,
Calif ornfa-Standard, Giant, San Joaquin OH.
Monte Crlsto Oil, Shamrock. Claremont, Pied
mont and all of the Canfield oil companies in
the McKltttrlck district
These have a great annual output of oil
and scores, of producing wells. There are
producing companies in the Kern districts
that have not taken any action toward
joining" the new v corporation. Some of
these, it is explained, have made contracts
for the disposal of their total product for
a long period, and this- fact has undoubt
edly influenced them.
Plans Are Gigantic. .
The promoters, of whom W. S. Porter
has been the most prominent, have the
assurance of the representatives of the
companies that their stockholders are
likely to take favorable action and ratify
what has been done. Payments will be
made for the existing properties In ac
cordance with the reports of the experts
who were sent to the Kern and McKit
trick fields some months ago. The capital
of J40.000.000 of the Associated Oil Com
pany, the isue of which is authorized by
the articles of incorporation, will pay for
all assets of companies and leave a mar
The leading companies to have their
properties consolidated In the new cor
poration are: \u25a0
As explained last evening by Henry
Ach, who has been a strong advocate of
the idea of consolidation and active in
bringing about success, /the thirty com
panies whose representatives have ap
proved of the plan of organization of the
Associated OH Company will, after their
stockholders have registered their ap
proval, go out of existence, and to their
present." stockholders stock, bonds and
money will be Issued in payment for their
properties. The basis of the payments to
be made has been agreed upon by the ap
praisement committees, who were appoint
ed to take up and consider that very es
sential part of the work.
The greatest corporation ever formed in
California, and possibly in the world for
the prosecution of the oil business/makes
its bow to the public. Many millions of
invested capital and large areas of land
richly -saturated with oil- are represented.
The purposes of the corporation Include
practically everything that can apply- to
the development and protection cf the in
terests of those directly concerned. The
corporation is named The Associated Oil
Company. It has 40,000,000 shares of capi
.tal stock of the par value of $1 per share.
Men who are .prominently connected
with the oil industry in California consti
tute tne first board of directors. Their
names, residences and the shares of stock
of the Associated Oil Company for which
they -have subscribed are as follows:
C. A. Canfield, Los Angeles, 10; W. A.
Jacobs, San Francisco, 10; B. F. Brooks,
Bakersfleld, M; Burton E. Green, Los An
geles, 10; W. G. Kerckhoff, Los Angeles,
10; H. H. Blood, San, Francisco, 10; M. J.
Laymance, Oakland, 10; W. S. Porter, Los
Angeles, 100; W. F. Chandler, Fresno, 10;
O. Scribner, Oakland, 10; Henry Ach, San
Francisco, 10. Every one acquainted with
the oil industry will recognize these men
as being the principal operators of oil
properties situated north of Tehachapi."
Absorbing Old Companies.
This consolidation of these companies
is the outcome of 'ions' effort to bring the
producers together for the purpose of
marketing their output at a profit. That
the work Jo that end was already on the
point of success was published exclusively
in The Call at a recent date. Certain
parties denied the accuracy of the state
ments in The Call, but the incorporation
of yesterday settles all cavilings in that
direction. . , i
Thirty producing California oil com
panies, having their plants in the Kern
and McKittrlck districts, are represented
In articles of incorporation filed in this
city and Sacramento yesterday. By the
terms of these articles a corporation with
a capital stock of $40,000,000 comes into
existence. , .
Promoters of Unity for Benefit of
Kern and McKittrick
Great Scheme Takes Shape
and Augurs Prosperity
> for Two Districts.
FORTY MILLIONS IS STOCK OF CORPORATION
FORMED TO ABSORB OIL FIELDS OF STATE
by the fact that the members of the court
and the counsel find themselves greatly
fatigued by the exacting nature of their
work and the continuous sessions of the
Will Sampson Be a Witness?
There is much interest in yesterday's
episode concerning Admiral Sampson, and
there Is still doubt as to whether he will
be a witness. It will remain with Admiral
Schley and his counsel to say for what
day. If for any. he shall be called. The
controversy as to the admiral's meaning
in his "Dear Schley" dispatch of May 20
has in no wise been abated by the tenta
tive agreement as to his being summoned.
Counsel on both sides this morning had
before them copies of the dispatch, and
each was trying strenuously to bring the
other to their view of the case.
The first of the witnesses of a previous
day who were recalled to correct their
testimony was Lieutenant Doyle, who
was on the Brooklyn during the battle off
Santiago. He made a number of changes
in phraseology. His attention was called
to an error In his former testimony in
stating the distance the Brooklyn stood
out from the morro at Santiago In reply
to a question by the court. He had
formerly placed this distance at two or
three miles, but he had erroneously based
his statement on the log for June 28 In
stead of for May 28. Looking at the log
of May 28 he found only one estimate of
the distance out. placing it at seven miles.
The "Dear Schley" Letter.
When Lieutenant Doyle was excused
Captain Lemly again brought up the ques
tion of the difference of construction of
the last paragraph of- the "Dear Schley"
letter. He produced the original copy,
reading a part of the paragraph, as fol
"I therefore am of the opinion that our
best chance of success in capturing their
ships \u25a0will be to hold the two points, Cien
fuegos and Havana, with all the force we
can muster. If later It should develop
that these vesels are at Santiago we could
then assemble off that port the ships best
suited for the purpose and completely
blockade It. Until we then receive more
positive information we shall continue to
hold Havana and Santiago."
Captain Lemly then said:
"If the court please, I was yesterday
requested by counsel for the applicant to
produce the original of the letter from
Admiral Sampson to Commodore Schley,
WASHINGTON. Oct. JL-Only
one session of the Schley
Court of Inquiry wan held to
day. An adjournment until
Monday was taken at 1
o'clock In order to allow the court and
counsel to recuperate after an arduous
week's labors. Practically the only wit
ness of the day was Lieutenant Com
mander Hodgson, who was navigator of
the £agshi? Brooklyn during ' the cam
paign cf 1S33. and almost his entire time
was taken up with the reading of corre
spondence between himself and Admiral
Schley concerning en alleged colloquy be
tween them dsrlss' the battle of Santi
ago, which the wltcecs was reported to
have detailed to a newspaper correspond
ent. The correspondence has been pub
lished, and this fact rendered the pro
ceedings of comparatively little popular
Lieutenant Doyle was on the stand
again, but only for the purpose of cor
recting his former testimony.
Santiago or Cienfuegos.
During the day Judge Advocate Lemly
made another statement concerning Ad
miral Sampson's dispatch Qf May 20. 1S9S,
relating especially to the admiral's use of
:he word "Santiago" where it was al
leged he Intended to use the word "Clen
When the court adjourned last night
Commander Hodgson was In the hands of
Judge Advocate Lemly, whose examina
tion of him partook very largely of th«
nature of a cross-examination. This was
due to the fact that Hodgson had been
called by both sides of the controversy
and was considered even more a Bchley
witness than a Government witness. Cap
tain Lemly and Hanna continued the In
quiry for the Government at the begin
ning of the sitting to-day, after which
Raynor began a series of questions In
tended to present the Schley side of the
conduct of the Brooklyn during not only
the battle of July 3* but of the entire San
tiago campaign. Hanna's inquiries were
devoted partly to developing more of the
details concerning the bombardment of
the Spanish ship Cristobal Colon on May
SX The entire correspondence between
. Commander Hodgson and Cominodore
Schley was also put in as evidence.
* The court began Hs session to-day with
1 the understanding that there would be
only one eittlng. This agreement was
reached yesterday and was brought about
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"WASHINGTON, Oct. 5.— The War De
partment received a cablegram to-day an
nouncing that Second Lieutenant Allen T.
Crockett was killed near Cuntlelaria, Lu
zon. September 21
Lieutenant Killed in Luzon.
BOSTON, Oc:. 5.— To'pay the ransom of
$110,000 placed on the life of Miss Ellen, hi.
Stone by. the, Bulgarian brigands . $17,808
was raised 1 in "this city- to-day by popular
subscription In response to the appeal of
three pastors of downtown churches, who
Boston Friends and Eelatives Are
: Subscribing' Large Sums.
RAISING THE BIG RANSOM.
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 5.— The labor situa
tion to-day wa3 one of intense excitement,
though there were no developments of a
sensational character. Over 10O strikers
who have been forced to work on the
streets in pursuance of the vagrancy cru
sade asked to-day to be allowed to re
turn to work in the factories.
Strikers Forced to "Work.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 5.— Dong Gong, tha
Chinese leper, was removed In an ambu
lance to-day from the old City Hall to
quarantine. Dr. Louis Knapp, Dong's
volunteer nurse, accompanied him, and la
expected to remain with him until he dies.
When he first took his position as nurse
and physician to Dong Knapp hoped he
might be allowed to make occasional vis
its to his family, but this the Health
Commissioner would not permit. The pa
tient and physician will be completely
isolated In the new quarters. Food and
such other articles as may be dally need
ed will be placed under temporary shelter
half .way between the smallpox station
and the leper ward by an attendant and
later taken to his quarters by Knapp,
who will prepare the food for himself and
patient. "While there Knapp will make a
study of leprosy in its various stages as
the disease progresses.
St. Louis Medical T^nn and the Af
flicted Chinese Go to Quaran
DOCTOR VOL. U N TiltlHS
TO LIVE WITH A T.ttpjjB
panlon, Mme. Tsilka, are in Bulgaria- Tbs
note Issued by the authorities declares
that troops and police who have actively;
searched the frontier for ten days bav«
not found any trace of the brigands.
It has been repeatedly stated that the
Macedonian committee Is responsible for
the kidnaping. The committee, it is said,
organized several bands of brigands as a
part of its anti-government operations,
one "of which, under Sarapoff, former
president of the - committee, seized Miss
Stone and her woman companion. A de
tachment of 300 soldiers, whose numbers
have since: been added to, has been un
able to flnd any trace of her whereabouts,
although it Is said they have searched the
mountains on the Bulgarian frontier. It
is stated that .a second letter from Miss
Stone has been received in Samakoff, beg
ging that no pursuit of the brigands be
made, because when they are hunted they
drag her about from place to place. She
is already so fatigued by interminable
marches that Jhe is unable to walk. She
makes no allegation of ill treatment. Ne
gotiations have been in progres' between
the agents of the: Boston Missionary
Board in Constantinople and the brigands
looking, to a reduction of the sum de
manded. Delay Is advantageous and will
enable the Turkish and Bulgarian Gov
ernments to place troops in a position to
It Is the intention of several . clergymen
to take up collections at their services to
morrfiw to help swell the fund.
Although everything baa apparently
been done by the American board and the
State Department, nothing seems to have
been actually accomplished, and the rela
tives and friends of Miss Stone in this
city, who at first did not give the Question
of ransom much consideration, have now
became aroused, believing the brigands
mean what they say, and that unless
something is done at once Miss Stone and
her companion will be killed. \u25a0
Of the money subscribed to-day $10,000
was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Charles
A. Stone, relatives of Miss Stone, $2000 by
the firm of Hayden, Stone & Co. and $1000
by the banking firm of "Kldder, Peabody
& Co. The American Board of Foreign
Missions, which has been in constant
communication with the State Depart
ment in Washington since the capture of
Miss Stone and her companion, does not
believe In paying the ransom, on the
ground that' it would establish a danger
ous precedent and place the lives of many
missionaries In jeopardy.'
believe nothing should be left undone to
ajve the woman's life, which her
captors declare will be taken unless their
demands are compiled with before Octo
influence to induce Bulgaria to
make every effort to rescue Miss Ellen
Stone, an American missionary, held cap
tive by brigands within its territory. Bul
garia has promised to do all In its power
to effect the release of the young woman.
In order- that no means may be left un
tried pressure is being applied to' the
Macedonian committee which is said to
be concerned Sn the abduction.
These facts .were brought out to-day
after a conference of President Roosevelt
with Dr. Samuel Capen, president of the
American Board of Missions, and Dr.
Judson Smith. ; foreign secretary of the
board. Drs. Capen and Smith strongly
appealed to the President .to exert every
effort to bring about the release of the
American captive. Dr. Capen said upon
the conclusion of the conference that he
was satisfied the Government was spar
ing no effort to accomplish this result.
None of the' parties to the conference
were disposed to discuss what passed, but
it is learned that Dr. Capen made a com
plete statement of Miss Stone's plight,
and Mr. Adee, acting Secretary of State,
related the steps already taken by the
State Department. Russia's influence
has been sought because of the peculiar
relations she has with Bulgaria. Her In
fluence is exceedingly strong in Sofia, and
its exercise will be effective in causing
the adoption of every measure that may
lead to the rescue of Miss Stone.
A report has been received here giving
the present location of Miss Stone and
her captors, but It is not considered re
liable. Fears are entertained that If Bul
garia send an expedition to forcibly res
cue Miss Stone she will be murdered. For
this reason Drs. Capen and Smith have
given cordial approval to. the movement
initiated; in Boston yesterday to raise Im
mediately, by public subscription the $110,
000 needed to pay the ransom.
.^ ALL BUREAU. 1406 G STREET,
/f N. W., WASHINGTON, Oct. 5.—
\\^ Russia has been appealed to, by
the United States to use' its great
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Counsel Is Still Making a Most Determined Effort to Show That
Schley Obeyed All Orders of the Fleet's Commander in
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