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Washington Authorities Are Hopeful That Representations Convincing Rob
bers That the Full Amount of the Ransom Demanded* Cannot Be Raised
Will Probably Soon Result in the Freeing of the Woman
MISS STONE, CAPTIVE OF BULGARIAN BANDITS,
WILL BE LIBERATED WITHIN A FEW DAYS BY
OUTLAWS, WHO WILL ACCEPT MONEY OFFERED
Financial Settlement Ordered by the South Dakota
Court Following a Decree and Culmination of
a Romance That Began in Rhode Island in 1892
FREDERICK GEBHARD MUST PAY
HIS DIVORCED WIFE A FORTUNE
AND MAKE OVER GOTHAM ABODE
NEGOTIATIONS WITH BANDITS.
Direct Communication Opened With
Miss Stone's Captors.
LONDON, Oct. 30.— "It Ts officially stat
ed that i the United States Legation "in
Bakhmetieff, the Russian representative
at Sofia, who is married to an American,
is displaying much energy In co-operating
with United States Consul General Dick
inson. In Government circles at Sofia tho
impression appears to be that Miss Stono
Is dead. Measures are ' being taken by
Mr. Dickinson and M. Bakhmetieff. Dick
inson is trying to learn definitely whethsr
she is alive or not. V :
WOMAN WHO HAS JUST SE
\u25a0 CURED A DIVORCE AND A
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MISS STONE AND PARTY WERE ABDUCTED NEAR" THE Vltl/AGE OF GRAVODESHTE, WHERE THE ROAD
PASSES THROUGH THE JELTEPE HILLS, AS THEY JOURNEYED FROM BANISKO TO DJUMA. THEY
HAVE SINCE BEEN DETAINED 'IN THE ALMOST- INACCESSIBLE FASTNESSES OF JOKORUDA HILLS.
Macedonian committee,^ and • heavy . In
demnity. The authorities are satisflel
that the American demands will be sup
ported by Russia, -which has cordially
co-operated. with. the United States to ef
fect Miss stone's release. - "r.\
Information Not Satisfactory.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 29.-Spe.ncer
Eddy, Secretary of the United States Le
gation here, and "WV W. Peet, . treasurer
of the American Mission at; Constantino-'
pie, had a long conference on the qiiestion
of Miss Stone . to-day. . The . information
from the missionaries who' are "near- the
brigands' retreat is far from satisfactory.'
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 29.^-United States
Consul . General Dickinson has left here,
for Samakov In order to be able to super-'
intend : more "closely the "measures 'being
taken for the release of Miss Stone arid
her companion; Madame Tsilka. t'.-~? ;'
Belief That Captive Is Dead.
ST. PETERSBURG.' Oct: 29.-Thei.Rub
slan Foreign- Office -Is -still co-operating
heartily with the; United. States officials
in- efforts v to /obtain the . release V. of
Miss Stone, the American missionary/ arid
her companion, Madame Tsilka, who were
captured ;by' brigands .- September '3. .' M/
CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STEET, N.
W-. WASHINGTON. Oct. 29.-
Whlle officials decline - to make
public the character of the nego
j tiatlons that are in progress with
the Bulgarian brigands who have Miss
Etone - in their possession, the " belief Is
Eteadily growing stronger that she will
be liberated in a few days. Additional
dispatches were received by the State De
partment to-day in relation to the loca
tion of and negotiations with the brig
ends, but for obvious reasons they ara
withheld from publication. The authori
ties are hopeful that the • representations
which are being made showing that It is
Impossible to raise the ransom demanded
will convince the brigands that It is use
less to delay longer the delivery of the
prisoner, and that they will accept the
turn available. '
As soon as Miss Stone Is liberated, and
not before, the United States will mako
representations to Bulgaria, and perhaps
Turkey, for the purpose of t securing » rep
aration. This will include the punish
ment of the brigands, if they can be cap
tured, and all who are Involved in V the
•ontplxecy, Including members of -the
Continued on Page Two.
; LONDON,' Oct. 29.-A! the Old Bailey
to-night' Martial Faug&ron, a Prenchmah,
who .was committed"; for trial September
il on the charge, of murdering Herman
Jung, an old jew«ler'of Clafkenwell, about
ten- days, previously, testifying in his own
behalf ' repeated his statement that Jung
had i promised him fortune if he would
stab Joseph Chamberlain, .- the Colonial
with a : knife ' and . make . him
'suffer greatly . before* he died, as a -lesson
for< the suffering _ he^ had . caused ib'y ; the
South African -war.-; The' Jury found Fau
geron guilty and' he v was- sentenced 1 to
death. ..'\u25a0'*: - . " ; '; --.\u25a0'.' \u25a0 .' - >
FOXna-MA^TBD ? SCHOONER
J JASEOEE. ON SMITH ISLAND
Stranded Vessel Is Believed to Be the
E. . K. . Wood, Sailing: Prom
. ... "- .San Pedro.
; TOWNSEND, Oct. 29,-As a re
sult'of last night's storm -a' .'four-masted
schooner -Js' ashore on' Smith Island anJ
the seas r are ; breaking over her. The re
port was;, brought here this, evening by
the steamer Lydia Thompson;' which
passed^, the' scene of the disaster late -In
,the^ afternoon. * ' Owing to* heavy "s'eaa ' she
.was^unable to approach dose enough to
'ascertain, the name of the vessel.. V . r
g Shipping men (believe ; the stranded ; ves"
sel'[ is \u25a0 the :\u25a0 B; K. VWoo'd, f rom San '
bound f or Whatcom. Three tugs left here
to-night for_ the: scene. > '\u25a0\u25a0 r , :
Remarkable Story Told by a
; Frenchman Convicted
Constantinople has opened .direct negoti
ations-with Miss Stone's captors," says
a dispatch from Sofia to the IJaily Tele-'
graph. "The . Bulgarian Government j has
allowed th.e celebrated , Rilo Kloster
(southwest ;'of^Samako,v) to; be searched
and two suspected monks'. to be arrested.'.'
NEW YORK,, Oct. 29.— According _to in
formation which"' the. Herald .'.will '.print to
morrow, Superintendent of Elections John
McCullagh 'has prepared a letter to be
.forwarded 1 .' to \u25a0 Police Commissioner Mur
phy, demanding '< the co-operation of 'the
.police in preventing 411egal voting next
Tuesday and in bringing, about the;pun
ishment of those guilty 'of 'a^at'tack! upon'
the integrity of elections. A copy of the
letter will be lent to Mayor Van Wyck.
and another: copy. may be sent to District
Attorney Philbin.' Affidavits j will; accom
pany I the 1 : letters." Superintendent- McCul
lagh;will,call Commissioner, Murphy's at
terition to . the \u25a0 fact that Illegal . registra
tionTnas been resorted to In . all \. of the
downtown districts. Mr.,; McCullagh is
quoted'as saying: ' \u25a0' /
• "I shall ask fdr no more 'warrants.:-' My
agents will ; make arrests^ without .war
rants. .The law gives; us ( the .right to do
so; and it' wiU-be done.- /This wtirehrage
certain police '.officials, but I \ don't think
any attempt . will be made : to • interfere
with us." ; If ; any? attempt" to interfere is
made there _wlll be "trouble- and'lt". wilfbe
for the courts to settle." , _", . . ;,"> \u25a0 \u25a0'. j ' ; '
After, a conference with •president Mor
ris^ of ; the Republican '. County .Committee
to-night ; Superintendent McCuliagh;; de
cided to BUbpena in " the morning , 600' men
who -are alleged, to he.lllegaiiy.-registered
from' houses in • the Second : Assembly Dls'-'
trlct alone..;. . v " ' \u25a0'_ ; ' • . ' ' \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 '-_ '.'"-
Superintendent of Elections
. Will Wage War on the '
March 24, 1894. '.Freddy's gift .to thebride
of a $50,000 diamond necklace and a $20,000
ruby.^helped to make it, one of the most
notable affairs' of the day. The Rev.
Maltbie 'X>. : Babcock of the Brick Pres
byterian Church, New York City, per
formed the ceremony... There have been
no children as the result of the marriage.
Mr. /and Mrs. Gebhard had not lived to
gether' since the- summer of 1900. 'Then
she Went to .Narragansett .with her moth
er, her sister. Miss Mildred Morris, 'and
her brother, "Jack" Morris. v The j latter
married Miss Willing of . Philadelphia; a
cousin of Mrs. John Jacob Astor, last fail.
OF A FORTUNE TO
§IOUX FALLS, , S. D. . Oct. 29.— The
\u25a0divorce \u25a0 by; -which'
'Frederick' M. ! Gebhard and JLouIse :
• Gebhard '* are ; legally separated
, . , ."'[ were 'concluded' here , to-day by'the;
order; of >the, courtjthat Gebhard ,pay\4>!s
former wife $185,000 and make' over to her
his.New York Wsiderice.tV"' ' . '^ !
Freddv Crebhard's Career.
• VFreddy" Gebhard ,1s ( of : course best
known for his - one • time infatuation for
LilyJ Langtry, the' famous English actress
and "; beauty. When : he ".was 'yet quite a'
youth he attached himself to" her \u25a0train
and: hung on until he had Ihe. field almost*
entirely to himself. I He accompanied her
all over the country,' hiring a special car
for , her accommodation, .and ' lavishing
uponiherlall the attention that could •-be.
thought '; of 'and * providing , every ." luxury'
that a- plethora of money could buy. ,
; They', came \ together; to California and
established themselves on a ranch in Lake.
County • with j the avowed purpose of; rais
ing blooded racing stock. ; 'A/great deal of
"outlay ,.was made," . but Freddy, stuck to
the pace. until the' lady,- returned to" Eng-,
land and there .married. Hugo de Bath3. :
Even then he did /not rapine as was "ex
pected, but -cast about in otuer directions
and' after a "time announced his '. intended
marriage. • . • . ' •
Her> marriage to Gebhard occurred on
Marries a Noted Beauty.
The lady, who became his wife. was. Mlss :
Louise Hollingsworth- Morris, daughter of
John . B. .XMorris of • Baltimore, ' Md., arid
wasweil.'Jcnown as one of the ."big five";
most beautiful women of that city. ... ,;i ;
\ Gebhard met Miss Morris at Narragan
sett in .1802. £Bhe was a beautiful woman,
Just?20 then;'; and ttiie leader. of the social
set -there. -"Lulu" she • was \u25a0• to all' her
friends," and' -her f hand " and heart were
asked for by many an ardent swain with
out 'success.*' ..•" She* was a; girl' of .rareycul
ture and wlt.vShe was fond of fun and a
practical Joker par excellence. .,- , - •
At | Narragansett once she j suggested to
a young adorer that he_ prove his devotion
/by. : walking Jn to »the surf , in ;\u25a0 his "evening
dress. He agreed to do so if she would go
wilh hini."''" She led the way sand in .they
went, emerging with drenched ; and ruined
garments, but' thoroughly satisfied with
the lark/:; ">• \-:- . "'\u25a0 \u25a0
:\u25a0-\u25a0 Returning ; f rom : a "dance. \ in . Baltimore
late'/: one ," night, ; with Harry. Lehr, '. she
dared - him to', walk through . the big basin
of a fountain' \u25a0In"' Mount 'Vernon : place. 'He
hesitated, ': and she caught him" by, the arm
arid - literally him after her as
she waded knee deep through the "water,
while 2 the. • \u25a0 stream > _ from
fountain soaked their headgearand[cloth
ing." \u25a0 .. \u25a0•''' }VV; \u25a0 • " '':\u25a0 :\/-j',: -.'.\ -'\u25a0..\u25a0-'••
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Special Dispatch to The Call.
CALL BUREAU,, 1406 G STRETT, N.
W., WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.— Save ; for
the • proposition of • th'o Panama" Canal
Company and a few finishing touches, the
Isthmian Canal Commission has complet
ed Its final report.
This report will .recommend the adop-;
tlon of: the Nicaragua. ' route, and \u25a0•it. : i«t
becoming • evident that no matter what
character of proposal M." Hutin and M.
Boeuf ve may submit, ' Unless it is" ab
surdly low, : the- commission .will : ! not
change its present conclusion. ... : '.'
M. Hutin returned 5 to Washington N to
day ' from New \u25a0 York," where > he , attended
a meeting of the Board - of Directors of
the. Panama Railway.- > It Is expected 1 he
will call upon 'the. Canal Commission and
continue his discussions. ' The commission
thinks it "hopeless to expect : from him a
definite and final proposalrof the Bum for
which ' the company.' will vseil ,its cbhees-^
slon. ' '• ":'- '--"•\u25a0 -vf- .• ."v-... 1 > '}- ; '- \u25a0'•.
\u25a0 Will Not Fix.** Price. -ir^i
In Ms Conversations -"Wth-the commis-
sion," M. Hutin,'. it 'was '-learned ; to-day^',
has r. repeatedly, brought .up^ the ..proposal
he submitted some months' ago'in relation
to the final determination of the value of
the canal property and concession by!
the Board of Appraisers. ' • ) .', i
Rear Admiral Walker and -his associ
ates 1 have emphatically, declined to rec-'
ommend the adoption of any such pro
posal, holding that; to do so would be to
place the .treasury of the United States
at the disposal of a board of \u25a0 three per
sons, one of whom only would be a citi
zen of the United States. .~ ".' \
Colombia has made \ every effort , to in
duce M. Hutin to fix a price, ' but appa
rently because he believes that the sum
he would name would be so ridiculously
high that it could not be considered, the
French representative has declined ' to
do so. -
Shortening of the 'Route.
Shortening of the route between .the
eastern and western coasts of. the United
States by the use of the Nicaragua : In
stead of the Panama route is the princi
pal advantage of the \u25a0 former which has
appealed to the commission. - \u25a0 -..'.
The commission does not regard its esti
mate of $200,000,000 as the cost of the canal
excessive, when the width", and depth ot
the waterway . and the 'engineering diffi
culties to overcome are taken into con
sideration. . . •'\u25a0 .- ;; ;\u25a0-'.- V.
I-I-I I .I..I--I"I"I»I-I"I"I"I"I"I"I"I"I»O
TO MAKE ARRESTS
Walker Board Still FavorB the Shorter
. Route Which it Has Estimated
' Will ' Cost About
Nine Darkies, Including a Minister,
' Are. Slain and More Than a Score
of the Wounded Flee
-/Of for Life.
BALLTOWN, La., Oct. 29.— The race
war between blacks and whites started
at a negro camjj meeting at Duncan
Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock had
left a carnival of blood up the Pearl
River Valley unequaled In the history of
the country. One white man is dead, an
other Is now dying with a bullet-hole
through his stomach, and a. third white
man is badly wounded. -
Nine negroes were killed In the bloody
affray, five men, three women and one
small child. A dozen— or perhaps more
negroes escaped to the woods and swamps
with wounds that are believed to be .cer
tain death in the brush away from medi
.'. Victims of the Fray.
The dead (white):
JOSEPH SEAL, son of Willis Seal, aged
32, residence Varando, La. .
Wounded (white): Charles Thomas El
liott, aged 26, fatally wounded, now dy
ing, residence Varando; ? Edward Thomp
son, aged 45, shot through thigh, and
fleshy portion of leg. residence Varando.
.^Dead;.(col<3red): : ,
REV. "ALEXANDER CONNELLY.
aged 50,' pastor Duncan Chapel. " •
MARY DAVIS, aged 30, his daughter.
CREAR LOTT, aged 46.
JULIA PETERS, his daughter, aged 24.
MELTON PETERS, her child, aged 4
AMY TONY, aged 75, mother-in-law of
LEWIS DUNCAN, aged, 18, son of Helen
Duncan, living in Poplarvllle.
THOMAS PARKED, aged 24.
KIX> BEVERLET. aged 18, a turpentine
worker, from Georgia.
Wounded Negroes Escape.
No one is able to estimate the number
of wounded negroes who escaped the car
nage behind the church. They scattered
to the four winds. Some are known to
have been shot, but they have not been
The fierce conflict raged for* half an
hour. Those at a distance say the firing
sounded like a pitched battle between
troops. % -.V; •? r!f >
To the camp meeting negroes had come
from 200 miles, all up and down the valley.
Elder Stephen Duncan of New Orleans,
for whom the" chapel was named, was
Last Thursday the meeting opened with
several hundred- negroes encamped around
the church in tents and in rudel7 con
structed shanties. It was to continue one
week. . There they^ate and slept and held
services in the chapel. One day previous
to the opening of the camp meeting the
negro. Bill Morris, had been burned at the
stake near Balltown for -an assault on
Mrs. J. J. Ball. Public feeling was at a
high pitch. Under those conditions the
negroes gathered at Live Oak. There was
trouble over a license and Crear . Lotfa
tent became the center of contention.
Some trouble occurred Saturday evening,
but no bloodshed. It came up Sunday
afternoon," when Constable . Boom and -" a
posse went up to Lott's tent with a war
rant He came out and Is said to have
shouted with an oath: "One negro has
been burned, but a damned white man
will be next!"/;"; :'^f."i
The Slaughter Begins. -
- Wade Walker, .one of the constable's
posse, was struck on the head with a
•Winchester and then the slaughter began.
The blacks fled from the frail wooden
church, for it was no ' shelter from the
rain of bullets. Lott retired into his tent,
shooting and fighting. Joe Seal received
his death wound. A torrent' of lead was
sent whizzing into the tent and church"
as the negroes fled.
Preacher Connelly was shot while stand
ing in his yard.' His "daughter fell just
inside the house. The other negroes
around Lott's place kept up a steady rain
of bullets. It was death and blood and
the shrieks of the wounded and dying
were heard oh every side. Lott's ofd
mother-in-law, his two daughters \ and
the little boy fell in a heap inside the
shelter.. Sophia Lott saved her life by
concealing herself behind a stove. There
she escaped and the men did not harm
her.' They were after Crear Lott. He was
barricaded and the next move was to fire
the place, which they did. When the fire
forced him from under cover he appeared
In the doorway and twenty rifle balls went
crashing through him. He fell In a heap,
head , foremost upon the . ground. Parker
and Beverly, both blacks, fell with him.
' Washington parish has never seen such
a slaughter. Joseph Seal and Charles, El
liott and Edward .Thompson, the wound-
Definite Arrangements Are
Not Submitted by M.
Whites Then Begin the Terri
ble Slaughter in Church
i.^ and Tents.
Commission Will Not
Consider Panama Com
pany's Offer, ill
Negroes the Attackers
in the Awful Carnival
VOLUME XC-NO. 152.
PRICE FIVE CENTS*
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY,: OCTOBER 30, 1901.
SHOOTING OF THE COLORED MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN BY INFURIATED WHITE
OFFICERS AT THE DUNCAN CHAPEL CAMP-MEETING IN LOUISIANA ON SUNDAY
The San Francisco Call.