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Placed on Trial for His Ufo. WOODIiAND, April 27.— The trial of James ¦ McRoberts, '. who . stabbed and killed ¦ John Murphy at Dunnlgan dur ing a quarrel , over the payment ' for a round of drinks,. will probably be a long one. The takingr of .testimony was begun to-day, ; but .little headway was made.! There~are 'about forty witneMes to be examined. dent's stand, says the information,. has brought upon -him- commendation from the highest , sources «¦ for - his v fearless prosecution of a man who, has moved in the highest social. and political circles of .the republic... ;'- * . At the local] consulate, "where" a new. Consul General, Cayetano Romero, has just taken charge/.; the of ; En riquez's ' arrest \ in -Mexico ..was "received y csterday , with/ a; showing of indiffer ence.v The " inf ormationXwas; confirmed, but the new^Consul General and his'as sistant, Gustave : "Levy; ''declafed / that they, were/ not.'in a" position; to 'f discuss the matter. ¦ ¦ r. War News Continued on Page 2. NEW YORK. April 27.— It is reported here that the terms of the, compromise .between '. Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt Jr. with relatives of the late Mrs. Charles L. Fair, which was exclusively an nounced in The Call, are as follows: Hannah 'and Abraham Nelson, repre senting the heirs of Caroline Fair, have accepted $250,000 in cash. Besides this sum the Nelsons, it is said, will event ually receive $100,000. As they received $425,000 in September,: 1902. the total inheritance amounts to nearly $775,000. exclusive of the personal property left by ; Caroline Fair, which is estimated at between $50,000 and $60,000. „ This final settlement is in accordance with , an I Iron-bound agreement which the Nelsons signed three weeks ago not to offer any further obstacle to a com plete * and final settlement. Ep«cfal Dispatch to The r-»n. OGDEN,. Utah, April 27.— It was learned to-day that the 3 pilot ; engine on ,the( Harriman .special : was ? nearly lost in the sink on the Ogden-Lucih cut off yesterday, and -the train itself 'came altogether/ 1 too near peril to' stilt /the 1 occupants.! Every effort ' was made .by the Southern , Pacific officials to. sup; press the It act, but the , story came • out to-day when a wrecking J crew .was sent to raise the locomotive from the place where It had sunk. r It is report^ ed that the engine: was; partially under, water, although ". this be uliy verified.; It is known," however, that the sink in the track ;was;s6 serious that the v Traln' could: not get past r it. ; 'The special .'was '¦ obliged * to go* ', back by j way^of Lucln" and come .over the old line north; of fthe Make. T This .caused? a delay i of feleven^ hours. The' train did not' arrive 'here "until j late | last "nlghL' j The* following were 'on' the train: James StUlmariVv president V Na tional iClty 4 Bank'. New /York; . W. < G. Rockefeller,'-; son X of ;William'";Rooke feller'; •.Whitney^Warren,"' frallroad >>;ar chitect ; '('¦ Robert \. Goelet, >^ the : miliion" aire;-J./H.\Hill, ;j son ot I^^ President J.'J. Hill *6f the 5 Northern ,' Securities 'iCoira pany; X Caspard • Farref. I Londoii', I Eng land, of Bf os.V - the?* Eriglish" bankers^' and v W-^ V.- S.*vThorri,' r director purchaser,' of 'Harriman 'roads. ; ! ' f Special Dispatch to The Call. At th« time the money was paid over lo the c-anal company In Paris Major' Maik Brooke of the engineer corps <jT thr- army, now in Colon, was au thorized to formally receive the prop ojty on the Isthmus of Panama in the name cf the United States. Whether this transfer has actually been made lay the Republic of Panama the De partment of Justice has not yet been advised, but It is assumed It will be made within a day or two. Day and Russell are expected to re turn to Washington within the next ten days, and will bring with them the title deeds of the canal property. WASHINGTON", April 27.— The At torney General has received cable- IH"ams from Day and Russell, who went to Paris as his representatives to con duct the closing negotiations for the Panama canal property, to the effect that the deeds of the property, archives end ail other papers and documents which will belong to the United States under the transfer have already been turned over to them and that the pur < hase price of $40,000,000 has been ad »aneed to the canal company by a I'aris syndicate of bankers. This syndicate. It is understood, of 'fered to pay over the money with a 'jiew to expediting the consummation <ff thp sale on the assurance of the Atti*-ney General that the draft of the syndicate on the United States for the JII'.OOO.OOO would be honored on ¦ pre ¦cntatlon at the Treasury at Wash ington, r r CASAIj PAPERS RECEIVED. Terms ol the Settle ment Now "Being • Arranged. : Pilot Engine Lost in ¦'¦"Sink? ton Luciii i llliiiiili eient. . " ¦'¦; . V ,•"" ' /"¦ '¦/ . . Preparations "have Jong :. been •¦ under .way J for . the • launching of [ the j State's representative war"craftl Officials 'from State,' city and nation .will wave a wel come to the California when she glides into., the .water for the first time. -The Native .Sons ;and" Daughters -will cele-; bra t e even t * in a J befitting j manner, and 1 several- ; hundred members of the two societies will number among those present at the launching. . ¦ , v : M iss Florence Mary Pardee"; i the j fair young.daughterof 'the" Governor, has been , selected to break the bottle; of ,wine. over the prow of .the; vessel and pronounce .the words .that' will' baptize hen. Mrs". Walter S:" Martin, daughter of Henry T. • Scott of ' the ; Union \ Iron •Works/ will press the button that. sets the machinery *in t motion . for the ship to glide into the bay. " - The' Native Sons, 1 now r In ¦ session at .Vallejo,- will.' be borne to the scene of the -launching: in the fleet steamer, H. J. Corcoran. 1 .: The; Native Daughters have chartered "the steamers San Pablo and Aihador.for. the occasIon.'.The com mittee Jin: charge ; of - the 'launching will occupy the v steamer -Piedmont.. ¦> . : - ¦ /.The • sturdy Xtus Slocum will /convey Governor 5 Pardee , and .' .his ~ staff; the •Mayor 'and (the. city "officials . and ;Major General MacArthur and his staff to the scene i of the .launching. : The, officers > of the*, State ; # Na.val ¦ Militia will 'also 5 be on board. the! Slocum/. !.;>/.". - - :\ ' .-. % IThV Board of Education : has declared a ', half-holiday. In the schools of j the .city this I morning, .so that * all J the "children may; have - a— cha.nce~.to ~ witness \\ the ) The, cruiser California, the first, of Uncle : Sam's fleet' of warships to bear the name of the Golden State, will glide into. the. bay from. the. drydock of the Union -Iron -Works at 10:40 o'clock this morning. The day will be memorable, because •gayly bedecked crafts of every description "will toot "a '.welcome to the latest addition of the fleet as she glides majestically into the waters of the bay; and' State, and city will, rejoice 'in the HARRIMAN'S SPECIAL IN GRAVE PERIL MRS. FAIR'S HEIRS GET $775,000 Fete Day: Planned in Honor of ; Launching. SPL.ENDIDSHIP OF .WAR THAT "WILL GLIDE FROM -THE WAYS AT THE UNION IRON WORKS. TO- DAT AND PRETTY DAUGHTER OF- THE. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF- THE STATE WHO WILL CHRISTEN THE VESSEL AS THE LAST STAY BLOCK FALLS:: ¦' ¦ ' ; " • . , : -. . v. .:.-.-.;-,,„., Yesterday's advices from the City of Meixlco ' state that Enriquez's friends in that city have .been bringing influ ence to, bear on. President Diaz to per suade him to release Enriquez and give 1 him.'; a chance to make good the amount ' of his . defalcations, but ; the' President has discouraged-all;interfer ence and" announced*, that' he purposes to , mak'e i an , example of . the disgraced consular representative. ' The Presl- According to the advices received yesterday from the City of Mexico he is charged with having taken for his own use more than $5000 gold, or, as is specifically set forth in the warrant oii which he was arrested, $5407 21, from the surplus funds of the consulate In this city. Considering the fact , that Enriquez was only in charge > of tho local consulate for 'a very short time and left this city owing many hun dreds of dollars/the members of the local colony of Mexicans are at a, loss for suggestion as to what he used the money for, unless he was inveigled into some unfortunate private under taking. - The- consulate at this port has always been a paying one In the matter of fees. In view of its convenient lo cation to the Orient and the British provinces It has been a practice of the Mexican Government to permit all moneys collected there to remain in charge^ of the Consul General, upon whom the Government has drawn whenever it desired to meet ordinary obligations in China, Japan or in the north. - This fund has generally amounted to between $10,000 and $20, 000 and; seemingly, has been a great temptation to ; its custodians. , CONSULATE HEARS XEWS. . ' When . President . Diaz learned that Enriquez had arrived on Mexican soil and .was hiding he instructed Minister Mariscal. to publicly proclaim Enriquez a fugitive and to have him captured by. the secret service agents of the Government This was done a few days ago and thereupon the warrant charge ing Enriquez with the misappropria tion of public funds and signed by the chief of the Department of Foreign Re lations was made effective. >• city would have involved much und-v sired notoriety for the Foreign De partment of the Government and a great deal of expense and trouble. Appreciating this fact, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, with the approval of President Diaz, is said to have invited Consul General Enriquez to return home under the pretext that his advice was wanted on certain mat ters . then under consideration of the Cabinet. Never suspecting, that a trap had been laid forhim, the Consul Gen eral hurried to Mexico and had hardly crossed the border before some friend informed him that his arrest was to be effected. Realizing the fact that. his misconduct in office had been discovered, Enriquez, instead of going direct to the City of Mexico,, went into biding. In the meantime, so the story goes, his sons had received a warning and promptly left this city. ARREST IS "EFFECTED. •PORMEK MEXICAN CONSUL AT THIS CITY WHO HAS BEEN AR RESTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. them against Vladivostok or. Port Arthur. The Tientsin correspondent of the Standard; sends a report that 4000 Russians i are harassing the Chinese villages west of the Shaungtaitu River, midway be tween 'Chinchau and Yinkow. The Tientsin correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says that the Russians are constructing pontoon bridges , across the Liao River twenty miles above Tinchwang- The correspondent o'f the Standard at Chefu says he learns that both banks of. the.LiaoRiver have been strongly fortified, and he estimates that a hundred guns have been .mounted. ' " KORS AKORSK, Island \ of Saghalien, April: 27. — A British steamship arrived: here to-day to remove the Japanese who are still on the island. LONDON, April 28.— The Daily Telegraph's correspondent at Irkutsk, Siberia, under yester day's date, savs that the Japanese ¦ ¦ * ¦ ¦ .- . • ' have blown up a portion of the railway at Khailar, but that the resultant damage is insignificant. It is announced from Shanghai this morning that the third Jap anese army, now mobilizing, will comprise the Fifth Division from Hiroshama, the Tenth from Hin ieju and the Eleventh from Zent suuji. Preparations are on foot to mobilize a- fourth army should it become necessary. The destination of these armies is a matter of considerable .spec ulation -here, though it is supposed that it mav be the Intention to use It has since developed that these ir regularities were discovered "by agents of the Mexican Government secretly sent here to investigate, .and the fact was communicated to Minister Mariscal of the Department of Foreign Rela tions. When President Diaz was mads aware of the fact that his confidence had again been abused* by his veprj sentatlve In San Francisco, he decided to make an example of the accused and instructed his Minister to secure the ar rest of Enriquez. "To have attempted the arrest of the Consul General in tnis At that time the local colony was rent by dissension, a condition that was at tributed to the unpopularity ¦ of Enri quez's predecessor, and the first move of the new Consul General was in the direction of uniting his countrymen in a general plan for bettering their condition In San Francisco. He pro jected many innovations; but, for*some strange reason, they did not meet with the support of the Mexicans here, and finally matters lapsed Into the former rut and little was heard of the new official. Meanwhile two of his eons, both of recognized ability as artists, arrived here from Mexico and pro ceeded to install themselves in the Bo hemian rookeries on the borders of the Latin quarter, under the shadow of the Hall of Justice. *It soon became known, however, that the Junior .Enriquezs were not meeting with much success in San Francisco and* that' their father was also experiencing 1 some difficulty in making both ends meet. An attempt of the sons to issue a monthly magazine devoted to descriptive and Illustrative articles on Old Mexico proved a miser able failure, and the life of the peri odical terminated on its third issue, leaving both sons and father in an ex tremely embarrassing position finan cially. About four weeks ago It became noised about that Consul General de Zayas Enriquez and his sons were missing, and hardly had the fact that they had left the city become known before ugly stories were in circulation relative to alleged Irregularities in ttw accounts of the Consulate. SECRET AGENTS AT WORK.*' Rafael de Zayas Enriquez, as a poet. a philosopher, a writer of history and a statesman, who served several terms in the Senate of Mexico, has enjoyed a most enviable reputation in the Southern republic. . and . that he should have fallen Into disgrace with the trust ful President of Mexico, at whose in-" stigation he was a"rrested a few days <iro, has caused, no end of surprise among his countrymen, both In that country and in this city. He was ap pointed Consul General at this port by President Diaz shortly -after the sudden and mysterious departure of Consul General ' A. K. Coney, and he entered on his duties here in January last amidst general auguries for a suc cessful career at his new post. FAMIIjY VENTURES FAIL. ' Enriquez Is Accused of Stealing Funds of Consulate. A startling piece of news was con vayed to the local ilexic«n : colony yes terday In the announcement that Rafael de Zayas Enriquez, former Mexican Consul General at San Fran cisco, is languishing in the Federal prison in the Mexican capital, charged with the embezzlement of funds of the Consulate in this city. His peculations, according to advices .received here from the City of Mexico, amount to $5407 21, that is, this amount is unac counted for and has furnished basis for a warrant for his arrest. Possibly the shortage may eventually be found to be more. PARIS, April 28.-The St. Pete rs bu rg cor're spondent of the Journal reports that a Russian submarine boat has sunk a Japanese trans po r t w h i c h was co n vey i rig 600 men to Korea, and that all the troops w er eulpjstv^ gg r;-; ; *;H-~ -¦ ;' % "The payment of the $10,000,000 pro vided by article 14 of said treaty shall be made in lieu of the definite appro priation made in the third section of the act of June 2S. J902, and is hereby .expropriated for such purpose." The House provision re-enacts until the expiration of the Fifty-eighth Con irrcss the resolution adopted in 1S03 for the government of the Louisiana pur chase, making it applicable to the canal rone. The, provision gives the Pres ident complete Jurisdiction over the canal zor.e. WASHINGTON. April 27.— The con ferees on the bill for the government of the Panama canal zone reached an agreement late to-night. This agree ment incorporates the provisions of the House bill, with slight verbal amend ments making the President's authority more specific and. the flrst section of the. Senate bill, which provides far tak ing possession of the canal strip and the payment of SlO.OOO.OW) therefor to the Government of Panama. The re port "will be presented to each House to- morrow and when adirpted will re move evpry obstacle to the adjourn ment of Congress. The first section of the Senate bill. ¦w Weir I* adopted, authorizes the Pres- Hc-nt, upon accession of the Panama canal property and the payment of 5iy.O00.O00 to the republic of Panama, to take possession of and occupy on behalf of the United States a zone of land extending to the distance of five miles on each side of the center line of the canal route. The section provides for the reappropriation of the amount heretofore authorized to be paid to Colombia for the canal conces sion, and is regarded as necessary to authorize payment to Panama. The tretion describes the canal zone as be ginning in the Caribbean Sea three marine miles from mean low water mark and extending to and across the Isthmus cf Panama into the Pacific Ocean to the distance of three marine miles from mean low water mark, and including all islands within said zone, and in addition the group of islands in the bay of Panama named ¦ Perico, Ma»?, Culebra and Flamenco, and from time to time any lands and waters out tide of the raid zune which may be necessary and convenient for the con- Ftruction. maintenance and operation, sanitation and protection of the canal or of any auxiliary canal as provided by the treaty between the United States and the republic of Panama. The section concludes as folio-ws: Gives Him Complete Jurisdiction Orer the Territory Traversed by the Waterway. Brown Men Blow Dp a Portion of the Manchurian Railroad Near Town of-Rhaiiaivv'. >: Vessel Is Attacked While Conveying Troops to Coast of Korea. Bill Making Executive's Authority More Specific Will Be Passed. Senate and House • . Conferees Are ' . Agreed. Reported Loss of Six v Hundred Jap anese. SUBMARINE BOAT SINKS TRANSPORT PRESIDENT WILL RULE CANAL ZONE FEDERAL PRISON HOLDS FORMER MEXICAN CONSUL ON A CHARGE OF THEFT CRUISER CALIFORNIA WILL GLIDE MAJESTICALLY FROM DRYDOCK AT UNION IRON WORKS THIS MORNING LIAOYANG, April 27.— The Japanese troops which crossed the Yalu north of Tchangdjou charged, during the night of April 26-27, the Russian position near Lizavena, 'a village on the Manchurian bank of the Yalu. They were repulsed, but their loss is not, known. Two gunboats steamed; up the river to the support of, the Japanese. A Russian field battery opened fire upon them, resulting in a duel which lasted for twenty minutes. The Russian fire was too hot and the gunboats were forced' to steam out of range. RUSSIANS REPULSE JAPANESE ATTACK ON THE YALU VOLUME XCV— NO. 150. TEE WEATSSS. forecast made at Saa Fru claco for thirty hours enllar midrlcht. April 23, 19041 Saa Francisco aad ricialtr— - Cloudy, wanner Thursday; llrht southwest wind. A- O. UcAOXS. District Forecaster. THE THE ATESS. *vQ.? ' . .. r - ' %/ '¦¦' -¦'¦/.. Aloasar *Tb.» "' Wrw .. Clown." Jfe -"- Califoxnia — "AOlrl Tsem aisle." Central— "The StUI Alarm.".^ Chnt««— Vaudeville. • ;'^>h Columbia — "Running for Office." * riscler'*— "Chow-Cliow." Grand— "Tiddlt-Bee-Dee." Majestic — "The Crisis." Orphean*— Vaudeville. Matinee 1 To-day.- • Tivoli — "When- Johnny Comes Marching' Home.". PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, APRIL g 28; 1904: The San Francisco Call