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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 • ' ' 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 of Murder. 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 ' Stuffers. 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. c-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-H-i-i-i-i-i-^i-i'^'i'-i-i-i-i-^ REFUSES OFFER OF A FORTUNE TO STAB CHAMBERLAIN §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-'•• ',;. \u25a0\u25a0: : r v Separated Last Year. -\u25a0 •• - • • ' 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 STATE AGENTS TO MAKE ARRESTS WITHOUT WARRANTS Walker Board Still FavorB the Shorter . Route Which it Has Estimated ' Will ' Cost About $200,000,000. 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 years. AMY TONY, aged 75, mother-in-law of Crear Lott. 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 found. 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 present . 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. Hutin. 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 of Blood. RECOMMENDS THE NICARAGUA CANAL ROUTE HORRIBLE DETAILS OF RAGE Will 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.