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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
Terms ol the Settle
ment Now "Being •
Arranged. :
Pilot Engine Lost in
¦'¦"Sink? ton Luciii i
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
Fete Day: Planned
in Honor of ;
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. ,
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.
them against Vladivostok or. Port
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.
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.
Enriquez Is Accused of
Stealing Funds of
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
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.
forecast made at Saa Fru
claco for thirty hours enllar
midrlcht. April 23, 19041
Saa Francisco aad ricialtr— -
Cloudy, wanner Thursday; llrht
southwest wind.
District Forecaster.
' . .. 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.".
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