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* |Ef)e JEbeumg No. 17^025^ WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MAY 6, 1907-TWENTY PAGEs! TWO CENTS." THE EVENING STAR WITH 8UNDAT MORNING EDITION. Potiae*Office, 11U Street and PenniylTania Arena*. The Evening Star N?wspap?r Company. THKOSOEI W. KOTXa. FmUrat. Hiw York Offlo*: Tribune Building. Chicago Office: First National Buk Building. The Firming Star. with the ffnnday morning edi. tlon. In dellTered by carriers, on their own account, within the city at SO centa per month; without th? Sunday morning edition at 44 centa per month. By mall, poatage prepaid: Pally, Sunday Included, one month. 60 centJ, Daily, Sunday eicepted. one month. BO cents. Saturday Star, one year. $1.00. Sunday Star, one year, (1.50. SERIOUS TROUBLE IS FEAREDjr FRISCO Attempt Will Be Made to Run Cars Tomorrow. NONE WILL RUN TODAY Saloonmen in Favor of Closing All Saloons During Strike. OTHERS TO JOIN HELLO GIRLS Linemen and Electricians Will Probably Go Out With Them in a Day or Two. The strike situation in San Francisco is hourly growing more serious and grave trouble is feared tomorrow, when an effort will he made to run the street cars. The governor and the President may be called upon to preserve order. A big strike of 'longshoremen in New York may prevent some of the ocean liners from sailing for some days. Several thousand men are already out. SpwlKl rMspatch to The Star. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May f>.?Capital and organized labor are in a fight to a finish in San Francisco. Following the declaration of strike by the street railway employes yesterday morning. proprietors of large retail stores are threatening to close their places, and a general tieup of business seems inevitable. As the latest walkout follows upon the heels of many others, thousands of strikers are idle in the city. Disorders are ex pec?ea momentarily, ana troops will be called upon for protection. Conditions in the city yesterday resembled those immediately after the earthquake and fire of last year. Deep gloom has settled on those hoping for an early realization of a "new San Francisco." Tha strike epidemic undoubtedly will force many small firms tutt> bankruptcy. There was no car service all day. As the telephone operators have walked out citizens even were unable to call carriages In the usual way. No Clean Linen. The laundry workers' strike, beginning aome weeks ago, has spread to cities in the Interior, and unmarried men find it almost Impossible to get clothes washed, being compelled to buy fresh supplies each week. There are about 8.000 Iron workers on strike, and now the electricians and building trades' unions seem determined to join them. Business and rebuilding operations will be at a standstill today. The street car men are handicapped in their battle by the fact that many of the members believe that the strike Is not ins tided. It is looked upon as an attempt to take advantage of the agitation against the etreet rilway company in connection with the graft investigation. May Call Out Militia. Patrick Calhoun, the president, has announced that he will provide service if he can get protection. If the police force, dominated by the labor element, refuses to give this, the governor will be asked for militia. Even this lias been partially disorganized as a result of the work of the unions, but Gov. Gillette has promised to do whatever he can to prevent disorders. If there are rot enough militia men the United States regulars will be called upon. In the (iglit the general public seems to be with Calhoun. The graft question has been lost sight of In this connection. Calhoun lias been told that if he will run his cars the people will patronize them. At the Presidio there was an lnquiry fkiturday to learn how many regular treops can be used in an emergency to police the city. It was le.irned that President Roosevelt is ready to grant the limit of his authority to preserve order in San Francisco. The t'nlted Railroads Is a New J< rsey corporation and has access to the federal courts. ""8AN FRANCISCO. Cal.. May 6,-No street cars will run on the lines today, but It is now saiu wiui lumurruw an auempi will be made to resume operations. The company feas now a number of men quartered at its barns In different sections of the city, and omc of them have arranged for the protection of the men as well as for their accommodation. Provisions of all ki*nds have been stored !n these strongholds, and appliances for cooking meals for the men have been provided. From the preparations already made it is evident that the company Intends to run cars at first on the main treets. Serious troub'e is feared when this effort is made. A Peaceful Settlement. In an effort to brfng about a peaceful settlement of tiie strike a committee of tlie Civic I-eague called upon President Calhoun last night and urged Mm to submit the differences between the company and the anion to arbitration. The reply received was that Hie cars would soon oe running again, aixl the committee was urged to see that no ppoHltfon vas offered to their peaceful operation. Notices have been posted in all the car barns of the company that all employes will ke expected to report for duty on Tuesday Morning or consider themselves discharged. The situation so far has been very peace| M, and there are no indications of im^ pending trouble. At the same time every l preparation te being made by the state and municipal authorities to prevent :-ny breach of the peace. The Hello Girls' Strike. After an exciting meeting, lasting four hours. Electrical Workers' Union, Linemen, No. 151, yesterday failed to reach an agreement on a proposition to strike In sympathy with the telephone girls. A compromise was effected whertby definite action was postponed until the executive committee shall have conferred with the officials of the telephone company, when the company will be informed that unless the union of the girls Is recognired the linemen and electricians will walk out. The company is succeeding in giving a little better service than It was able to do during the first days of the strike, and the claim is made that it will be able to hold Its eposition until the striking operators return to their posts. So far the latter show no signs of giving in and tfielr demands are firmly maintained. With the assistance of the linemen, should they finally decide to do so. they hope to make the strike more effective. The iron workers' strike shows no change. The men still hold out for their demands. No violence Is reported. Many of the leading saloonmen are In favor of closing all saloons during the continuance of the strike and may ask the mayor to do so. Big Strike Likely. LOS ANGELES, Cay,, May 6.?Representatives of twenty-nine labor unions met last night to consider the request of the striking teamsters for a sympathetic strike that will cripple practically every line of Industry in the city. According to a report received from tlic conference it was decided to refer the questions of a sympathetic strike to the separate unions involved and request a vote of each organization. The action taken indicates that the men may defer radical action until the end of the week, in which case there will he no interference with the celebration of La Fiesta and the Imperial Council of the Mystic Shrine. Many Longshoremen on Strike. NEW YORK, May C.?The strike of longshoremen at the docks of some of the steamship lines in this city spread to Hoboken today, when 500 freight handlers employed ftn thr? dnflr c nf 4 Ha TTaIIqtkI- A marfno oml Phoenix lines, went on a strike for an increase in wages. They demand 40 cents an hour regularly, CO cents for overtime and 80 cents for holiday work. The Holland-American line operates five ships to Rotterdam. The Rhydam is due to sail tomorrow, and her firemen were at work today loading freight in the place of the strikers. The Phoenix line operates steamers running to Antwerp. Liners May Be Tied Up. The longshoremen employed on the docks of the North German Lloyd, HamburgAmerican and Scandinavian-American lines intended to submit demands for increased wages to the officers of those companies today, and, if the demands were not m granted, to Join in the strike. This might delay the sailing of some of the largest of the transatlantic liners and add from 3,OCO to 5,000 men to the ranks of the strikers. It Is estimated that more than 3,000 men are already on strike from the American and Red Star lines in Manhattan and from ? the various docks along the Brooklyn -water r front, where the work of loading and unloading: many tramp steamers from distant ports and coastwise steamers le seriously ' , delayed. These men continned out today and little work was done at the most of the docks. May Be Compromise in Philadelphia, I PHILADELPHIA, May 6.?All parties to the labor dispute In this city arising out of the differences between the unions representing the bricklayers, stonemasons and I granite cutters, which resulted In a lockout by the master bricklayers, will hold meetings today, a-t which the matter probably will be settled by a compromise. The bricklayers and masons, under the proposed J compromise, will be conceded the right to lay-all dressed stone?the question In dispute?while the members of these unions _ J[ will turn over all the work of cutting stone to the granite cutters. Thle arrangement Is said to be satisfactory to the builders, and work on building operations by these trades, which has been suspended since Thursday, probably will be resumed within a few days. FORAKER'S EXPLANATION. 8 He Again States His Views as to I Primaries. c CINCINNATI. Ohio. May 6.?United States o Senator J. B. Foraker Saturday evening is- c sued a statement which apparently was prompted to some extent by the interview yesterday given out by George B. Cox/for- 8 mer republican bcss of Ohio, who it has 8 been sakJ was "deposed ' through the de- to feat of his party In this state and city two <] years ago. Senator Foraker'B statement Is as follows: i( "I never contemplated that anybody would expect to hold primaries for next year's J' convention until after we were through with the elections of this year. a "In the statement I put out at Washing- C ton I distinctly eaid it was now premature e to be considering such matters, but that In t view of the announcements that were being made I took the liberty of stating that at v the proper time I would ask the state cen- t tral committee to call primaries for the t selection of delegates to a state convention 1 to nominate the candidates who are to be t elected to office next year and to express h the preference of the republicans of Ohio for a President and senator. Coupled as the r statement was as to primaries with the ii declaration that It was now premature, it ii never occurred to me that any one would expect that we would start in upon the busl- n ness of next year until we were through with the business of this year. "When I reached Canton, April 10, I learn- ti ed that it was being claimed that I would II ask that primaries be held either before the t elections or this year, or In conncction with " them, and I then took occasion to announce the same construction of what I had origlnally said that I now give. When, therefore. Mr. Cox said that we shOittld not take up next year's business until after the elections of this year, he expressed exactly s what has been In my mind all the while, t Beyond this I do not care to discuss political matters at thla time." P FIGHTING PARSON'S CRUSADE. * Aided by Detectives Long Island ^ Dominie Closed 25 Saloons. e Special Dispatch to The Star. Oi. )NE PARK, L. I., May 6.?Rev. Dr. ji Dudley Osterheld, known as the "fighting |i minister of the Methodist church,' with the fl assistance of three detectives closed up over t twenty-Ave saloons in thla vicinity yester- i day. He started hia crusade in the after- t noon when he received reports that the po- i lice had failed to close up the placea that c had no hotel licenses. No sooner bad he 1 atarted out from his rectory titan the word J was passed around and bang went the side doors, only regular customers being able to get in. Tho hnar<) nf ro/ia a# * - >- ??? ? ?.* * w ?i vauitc tain IllCl ' Saturday night and a resolution offered by t Former Representative Leonard Ruoft, Jr.. was adopted, protesting against certain blue laws, on the inspiration of a "single clergyman of the community." Dr. Oat?rheld knew it -was aimed at Mm, and he la out for a fight. He has decided to demand that John Van Keuren, president of the board, withdraw from his church, of which Jie is a member, and if he refuses to do so the minister will put him on trial and force him to withdraw. n>T \ ^ Ross w c J'Un O ) , ^ jMlti xty EL [HE MARVIN CHILD= attorney General arid Detectives at Work on Case. AAY HAVE BEEN KILLED tear of the Authorities Thought to Have Prompted Murder. (ANT WITNESSES SUMMONED Sxpect to Prove That Where Boy's Body Was Found Has Been. Frequently Searched. pedal Dispatch to The Star. DOVER, Del., May C.?Attorney General lobert H. Richards, who is In personal harge of the investigation into the death I little Horace Marvin, has reached the onclusion that the child was not drowned, .8 many supposed. In an interview with , correspondent of The Evening Star, he aid he did not care to advance a theory iefore the coroner's Jury renders a verict. "Of course, I have my ideas,* bn said, but I do r.ot consider it wise to say now ust what I think." State'Detectivcs Gillis and Hawkins are sslsting the attorney general and Coroner 'allaway, and today they made a careful xamination of the Marvin farm and con-, iguous territory, in an effort to figure out whether it could have been possible for he boy to have strayed to the spot where he body was found, and perished there, 'he general Impression today appeared to ic- that the boy was held captive until le died a natural death or was killed, n> s to save trouble for the supposed kl&lapers in the event of the lad being found n their possession, and the investigation 6 understood to be on that line. It Is suspected that the little fellow has ever been more than five miles from his ather's house, probably being kept in a enement house of negroes in the vlclntv and innnlrv is nnw hfino- mnamnntr >J ? ????" # " O he negroes in that locality to see if any f them can throw any light on the mysery. Many Witnessed Summoned. jrttomey General Richards told tie correpondent that he would remain fn Dover oday, and he may be here longer. He exacted to attend the inquest, which will robably be held the latter part of the reek, this depending upon the analysis of he contents of the stomach, which have >een taken to Wilmington by Dr. Albert lobin, the bacteriologist of that city, for examination. Coroner Callaway has summoned a large lumber of witnesses for the Inquest, includng some relatives and others who have Igured in the search. It is expected that hey will be able to prove that the place rtiere the body was found was searched horoughly on several occasions within the ast six weeks, and If this c&n be proven inclusively it will convince the authorises that the child met death at some nuer piiiL'r, uui liim mo uuuj was uueu here. v Wanted a Hansom. Aa yet. so far as can be learned, the only notive for kidnaping the boy was to get i ransom, and there is a pretty general lmnression that If such was the motive the tldnaperg feared the state laws, and, flndng the authorities to be closing in around item, the only hope of saving themselves vas to get rid of the boy. However, there are some who incline to he belief that the little fellow perished in :?*e pool where the body was found shortly ifter he disappeared March 4 and that the jody sank In the mud and came up Just be9 IPPl ECTION DAY AT GLEN EC? fore It was found. This theory is not generally accepted, however, in view of the fact that the spot Is only eighteen hundred feet from the 'house and has been visited man.' times, and also because the pool is merely caused by drainage from surrounding fields and in dry weather contains very rxf aiinh o iuiic n a ici . x lie: uuiiuui 10 iiu t ui ouv.ii a consistency as would permit of a bo3y sinking very deeply, and It could hardly have been there at all without detection. "IAN MACLAREN" DEAD FAMOUS WRITER PASSES AW AT AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS. "DTTTJT TVPTAV Tnn.n Ifnv ?t n? TrvVi n Vii, iuna, iuaj u.?wvuu Watson (Ian Maclaren) died at 11:15 a.m. today at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The cause was bloodpoisonlng from tonsilitis. He was taken 111 at Mount Pleasant April 25. Dr. John Watson, English Presbyterian clergyman and author, was born in Mannlngtree, Essex, November 3, 1850. He was educated at Edinburgh University, New College and the University of Tubingen, and was licensed to preach by the Free Church of Scotland. In 1874 he was appointed assistant minister of the Barclay Church, Edinburgh, and one year later was ordained minister of the Loglealmond (Perthshire) Free Church. Dr. Watson became pastor of St. Matthew's Church, Glasgow, in 1877 arid in 1880 he accepted a call to the Sefton Park 98HH Dr. John Watson, ivDown as lan jicLiren. Presbyterian Church of Liverpool. He was Lyman Beecher lecturer at Yale In 1896 and in 1800 moderator of the synod of the Presbyterian Church of England. Religion and Fiction. As "Ian Maclaren," Dr. Watson was best known In America by his religious writings and works of fiction. His style in general was that of discourses in essay form, and his fiction products, beginning with "Beside the Bonny Briar Bush" in 1894, included a very successful collection of sketches of life and character in Highland and semi-Highland parishes. Among his best known works are "The Upper Hoom," "The Mind of the Master, "The Potter's Wheel," "Companions of the Sorrowful Way," "Doctrines of Grace," "The Life of the Master," "The Days of Auld Lang Syne," "Kate Carnegie," "A Doctor ^ M *1 ?? *? 4 - ui t tie uiu ou iuus Aiierwuru s ana "Rabbi Sadnderson." Wreck Near K or borne. KANSAS CITT, Mo.. May G.?Santa Fe passenger train No. 1, which left Chicago at 10 o'clock last night for California, was derailed today at Norborne. Mo., fifty-five miles northeast of Kansas City. The engine and three cars, including the chair, went Into the ditch.. A relief train carrying physicians has' started for the scene from here. [O. ? f\ III inlaw rnn mini fill flnmT rUn lUBfl Various Plans for Policing the Island. ^ j GEN. BELL'S EXPLANATION Recommendation of the General Staff Misunderstood. VOLUNTEERED NO SUGGESTIONS ________ Confined Itself Solely to Work That It Was Requested to Undertake. Gen. Bell, chief of staff, was Interviewed in his office today on the subject of an article which has been going the rounds of the press to the effect that the general staff had recommended the creation of a regular army for Cuba. "A misapprehension, more or less widespread," said Gen. Bell, "has arisen concerning the connection of the general staff with propositions relating to the increase of the rural guard of Cuba, and the later proposition that instead of increasing the rurau guard an addition of some regiments of infantry and artillery be made to the rural sruard an addition of some regiment* cilitate a clear comprehension of the facts it will be necessary to go back a little. "After the outbreak of the recent opposition to the government in Cuba, a Cuban congress passed an act for the increase of the rural guard to 10,000 men and of the artillery to 2,000. A lot of volunteer* were hastily called together about the same time, but on the arrival of the American forces steps were Immediately taken to muster them out of the service and pay them off. No steps had been taken to execute the law passed by the Cuban congress mentioned above, and Secretary Taft, being of the opinion that Cuba should have a sufficient force to enable its government to maintain itself, directed that steps be taken with a view to carrying out the will of the Cuban congress as expressed in the said act. Flan of Organization. "The provisional governor, therefore, called upon Gen. Rodriguez. the commander of the Cuban forces, for a plan of organization of the proposed force. Having received the plan, and desiring an expert opinion upon it,, he sent It to me with a letter requesting that I have some of the general staff officers then on duty with me in Cuba go over the plan with a view to criticising and perfecting it. This was done In conference with Gen. Rodriguez and his assistant, Maj. Slocum of the United States army, and the revised plan submitted to the provisional governor. It should be observed that the assistance of the general staff was solicited in the proposition at Increasing the rural guard to 10,000 men, and the artillery to 2,000, and It devoted its attention to this proposition alone. It did not originate the proposition, or do anything else than that vhlch It was requested to do. "The plan proposed by the general staff was forwarded to the Secretary of War by the provisional governor, and the Secretary after careful consideration Anally approved It and directed Gov, Magoon to proceed 'with Its execution at such time as seemed to him expedient. "Its publication In Havana was immediately followed by a storm of protest and criticism, mainly from people who did not understand it and imagined that one fea t-ure of It. which 18 the ume as that existing In statute law in th? United States, instituted the system of compulsory service which characterizes European military establishments. No one ever made or contemplated such a proposition. The clause objected to was a copy of the United States law which defines the national militia, merely asserting that all citizens between certain ages are liable to military duty. Many Propositions. "Many propositions were immediately made by Cuban citizens, and the provl slonal governor forwarded some of them to Washington. The one which seemed to have the most backing was a proposition to leave the rural guard as at present constituted, and add a few regiments of regular-troops (Cubans) thereto, not to constitute a part of the rural guard or to do police duty. This question was never submitted to the general staff at ail. but the original plan was slightly modified by an officer of the insular bureau of the War Department, at my request, with a view to submitting another plan made In accordance with ideas expressed by tlie Cuban citizens. In order that this modified plan might also receive consideration. When this was completed I forwarded It to Secretary Taft In Cuba, but I do not know what further action has been taken in the matter. I think it remains In statu quo -wi icasuii iimi DU IUIIK HIS 11:t* American troops remain in Cuba no Increase In the armed forces there Is necessary, and no one has intended to immediately or rapidly Increase the Cuban armed forces to the maximum proposed by the law of the Cuban congrcss. This was an end to be arrived at about the time the American troops are to be withdrawn. The 8ecretjry of War has considered it best for the Cubans themselves that when the American forces withdraw they should have a sufficient armed force to put down sudden disorder. "The general staff of the United States army has had no conncctlon whatever with the scheme or plan other than that outlined above. It has never initiated any proposition connected with the Cuban armv. It has plenty of work- in Its own legitimate field, and has confined itself In this Instance to doing solely what it was requested to do." MANY TURKS KILLED SEVEN BATTALIONS ABE BEFOBTED ANNIHILATED. / LONDON, May 6.?It was announced this afternoon In a special dispatch from Con stantlnople that seven battalions of Turkish troops have practically been annihilated during a battle with rebels in the province of Yemen, Turkish Arabia. The commander-in-chief of the Turkish forces is urgently calling for reinforcements. The outbreak in Yemen began about twelve years ago, and may be said to have been In progress ever since. The Turks have repeatedly announced that the Arabs were crushed, but the revolt has always been renewed. In December, 1004, the Turkish troops under Riza Pasha sustained a serious defeat, four battalions being routed, and Jater the Turkish garrison at Sanaa surrendered, the rebels capturing thirty guns, 20,000 rifles and much ammunition. Severe fighting took place again last year, the Arabs apparently being always victorious. The full strength of a Turkish battalion is 022 men. THE DUKE DE ABBUZZI. Official Program for Entertainment of Italian Squadron at Jamestown. NORFOLK, Va? May 6?The official program (or the entertainment of the Duke de Abruszl, commanding the Italian squadron ' now in Hampton roads, during his fifteen days' stay here, has not been announced. It was stated today, however, that Rear Admiral Evans, commanding the American Atlantic fleet, will, during the duke's stay, tender a special reception In the latter's honor aboard the flagship Connecticut, but the date of this is not yet given. The duke attended and was received with all honors at the reception tendered by Admiral Evans Saturday evening on the Connecticut in honor of the commanders and officers of the foreign shins. While the Duke de Abruzii comes to visit America not as a duke of royal blood, as he Is, but as commander-in-chief of Italy's naval representation to the Jamestown exposition. It Is now quite doubtful whether he will be In position to accept a special -entertainment by the Italian colonies at Norfolk and Richmond, either Jointly or separately. The duke will visit Norfolk city and the Jamestown exposition grounds officially as the guest of President Tucker and other officials of the exposition company, and will Inspect the exposition in detail. He will also, as commander of the Italian squadron, visit with his officers the Norfolk navy yard and Inspect generally this naval station. The dates of his proposed visits to Richmond. Va., and the famous revolutionary and civil war battlefields In Virginia are as yet uncertain, and will not be known until the official program Is announced from the Italian fleet, whose under commanders are expected to visit officially this evening or tomorrow Vice Consul Arturo Paratl at Norfolk and place In his hands the detailed program of the duke's movements while . here. Consul Paratl. being the official Italian representative here on land in the absence of Baron Mayor des Planches, the Italtn ? * mknoan/^no Ka ll?*n A') tit XRr ooVii nvtrni I icui auiuaaaauui, niw iviuuu a iu ?> aaiiiugiuu Sunday morning following his official visit, will Welcome and lunch with the duke aboard of the flagship Varese Saturday. The duke, it is stated, will, while In these waters, visit Washington for an official call at the White House and for entertainment at the Italian embassy, but the date of his visit to the national capital has not been announced here. STABBED CHILD TO DEATH. Hurderous Act of Indiana Han Frenzied by Jealousy. Specltl Dispatch to The St?r. LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 6.-Frenzled by jealousy, John Vaughan, aged thirty-six, pounced upon Elizabeth Stubel, aged nine, last night and stabbed the child to death. He then drew the bloody weapon across his own throat ten times in an effort to end his own life. His body fell across the dead i form at his feet, where he was found later by the glrt*s father, John Stubel, a gardener. The slayer will recover. Failure to win the child's consent to ' marry him is sal<^ to be responsible for the brutal killing. Long and ardently ' Vaughan had wooed the little child despite ' the watchfulness of the father. Mature be- ' yona ner years, me mue giri is said to nave listened to trls words of love, but always declared that she could not marry him because of the difference in their religious beliefs. At the jail Vaughan displayed considerable fear that there might be mob violence, and repeatedly asked If there were any people after him Sheriff John Ray and Superintendent of Police Powell for a time feared that there might be a lynching, and steps were taken to protect the Jail. TOO ACTIVE IN POLITICS. Bengal's Drastic Action Against ' Schools and Colleges. a SIMLA, British India, May 6?The J schools and colleges of Bengal, which are s affiliated with the University of Calcutta, t have become such hotbeds of political agitation that the government resolved to take drastic action. A circular has been sent to the unlver- ( sity, college and school authorities, prohibiting the participation of professors. leaciicro ur pupua yx mc nifiiici cuutanuuai establishments in political movements, and f notifying the university that unless It carries out Its duty In controlling the aflli- r lated colleges all the government scholar- ^ hip endowments will be withdrawn. a I. Weather. Rain tonight and tomorrow ^ LABOR MEN MAKE THE INITIAL MOVE i Counsel for Haywood Want a Bill of Particulars. FIRST STEP IS UNUSUAU Plea is That They Desire to Complete the Record. DELAY IN CASE NOT LIXELT Socialists at Seattle Express the sire That They Be Designated M j "Undesirable Citizens." g i BOISE, Idaho, May 6.?The ar* gum en t of^the motion of the defense for a bill of particulars in the case of William D. Haywood, charged with the murder of former Gov. Steunenberg, was heard before Judge Fremont Wood today. Attorney Richardson opened his argument for the defense by reading the indictment of Haywood, Moyer, Pettibone, Orchard and Simkins, charged with the murder of Gov. Steunenbere. Mr. Rich ardson concluded at 11:25 o'clock and Senator Borah at once com-* menced argument for the state. i BOISE, Idaho. May 6.?The application for a bill oh particulars, filed by counsel fo* the defense, In the case of William D. Hay* wood, secretary and treasurer of the Weit? era Federation of Miners, who, on Thurs? day next, will be placed on trial, charged with the murder of former Gov. Steuneii* berg, came up for argument today before Judge Fremont Wood. E. F. Richardson of Denver and ClarencQ S. Darrow of Chicago represent the defend* ants. The arguments on the part of thft state will be presented by Senator W. E. Borah and O. M. Van Duyn, the publio prosecutor. Senator Borah has been re* tained as special counsel in the case for th^ state to assist James H. Hawley, leading counsel In this celebrated case. % Application for a Bill. Counsel on both sides admit that the np? plication for a bill of particulars is not likely to affect the case materially. A bill of particulars in a case of murder is some* what unusual, but as this case present? a.i_ ..llnv /a ntn roo <vtnniuil fnr thfl CCrUUlI pcuuuai tcaiuito wu??vi *w. %..w prisoners express themselves of the opin? Ion that they should complete their record by the course they have taken. Wllltam Haywood, who ?oes on trial Thursday, Is charged with the actual mur4 der of Gov. Steunentoerg. It is admitted bjj the prosecution that Haywood was not lq the state of Idaho at the time the murde# was committed, tout the claim of th? statt is that Haywood conspired with the actual executor of the crime, and that therefore he is guilty of the crime. The purpose of the application for a bil^ of particulars on the part of the defense U to force the state to show in advance o| the commencement of the trial in what manner the state expects to link Haywood with the murder. Might Mean an Expoae. Thi? would necesarily mean an expose o4 the evidence in the hands of the state, and the motion for the bill of particulars will b? vigorously opposed by the state's attorney# President Roosevelt's letter to the com* m it tee of the New York labor unions re? plying to their request for evidence as to his reasons for calling Haywood, Moyef and Pettlbone "undesirable citizens" wag ipublished in the Idaho Statesman. th? morning paper of this city. The reply ha? aroused no little comment. Counsel for the defense. Messrs. Darrow; and Richardson, are not yet ready to make any answer to the President's letter, a copy of which has been forwarded t? them. Nothing Is done by counsel for the prisoners without consultation with their clients, and this morning Clarence Darrow read the letter to Haywood, Meyer and Pettlbone. It Is probable that an Interview or reply to this letter will be forthcoming later In the day. District Attorney Rulck, who returned from Washington on Saturday night, may also have a statement to make In this connection. The President's reply opens up a field for discussion of the legal aspect of the cam for the prisoners, but it Is not believed II will have any effect on the commencement of the case on Thursday next, both sides having expressed themselves as ready and anxious for an Immediate trial. Want to Be "Undesirable Citizens." SEATTLE, Wash., May fl.?President Roosevelt's designation of Moyer and Haywood as "undesirable citizens" was accepted by Washington socialists as their Dwn characterization by the state convention of the socialist party here yesterday, rhe convention almost unanimously passed ? ?1/ a# m A resuiuuuil urciai ijik uiai 11 inujei anu Lhe other accused officials are "undesirable ;itlzens" they wish to be known In the same way. The same resolution demanded that Tresident Roosevelt show proof for his statement that the officials Incited to riot and bloodshed. A resolution declaring that the President himself Is the "most undesirable 'ltleen In the United States today" was rarely defeated, and then only because th? convention went on record as refusing to bandy epithets used by capitalists." The socialist convention has been marked jy the ousting of Walter Thomas Mills, luthor of "The Struggle for Existence." ind a very prominent man In thf party. lie vas refused a seat on the convention floor. ie is now leading the minority faction in in attempt to gain control of the party In his state. 9 i RELATIONS BROKEN OFF. Msis in the Mexicaii-Gnatemala Ne* gotiationm. The Stale Department has received inormation to the effect that diplomatic elations between Mexico and Guatemala lave been terminated TVi* ! 4 .waited with apprehension.