Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 03, 1909, Image 1
Only 19 Shopping Days Till Christmas WEATHER FORECAST. For Nebraska Ruin or snow. For Iowa Hnln or snow. For w ont tier report kpp pap t. vol. xxxix-xo. r:s 1. OMAHA, FIUDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1900 TWELVE PAGES. SIXULE COPY TWO CENTS. ST. PAUL POLICE WARSHIPS ON WAY TO NICARAGUA Kaval Forces of the United States Are Being Moved Toward Both Coasts of Central America. FCtTR VESSELS FOR CORINTO Force of About 1,500 Marines to Be Concentrated There. Su' 'c Shot P. V 'y Fatal :s. Marlcy Guy Marley of Missouri Valley Held for Frightful Wound Inflicted by Shotgun. BOARD OFFERS TO BUY SCHOOL State Commission Tries to Secure Wayne Normal Property for Sixty Thousand Dollars. FEAIITR0UBLE Chief O'Connor Orders All Day Patrol men to Remain on Duty Until 10:30 Each Evening. STRIKEBREAKERS AT WORK OWNERS DISAPPOINTED AT ACT " ... KEIBALL WILL TAKE CHARGE Rear Admiral Sails for Colon, Where He Will Direct Operations. FRESIEENT ZELAYA SURPRISED lie Keln-ratra II la Belief that He M'as i Justified In KirmllnR Amerl ran Vice Consnl (uldera Still on Duty. WASHINGTON. Dee. 2. Naval forces of the United States arc being moved forward :night to both coasts of Central America to protect American Via and property In Nicaragua by force of arms. If the neces sity arises With the departure this after noon from Philadelphia of the troopship Frafrle with 700 marines aboard for the Isthmus of Panama, and. If It be so de creed, for Nicaragua, and of the sailing from Miigdalena bay of the protected cruiser Albany and the gunboat Yorktown for Corlnto, (in the coast of Nicaragua, the activity of the Navy department was be coming manifest on both oceans that wash the Nlcaraguan shores. Besides, the cruisers Des Moines and Tucoina and the gunboat Marietta are lying off Tor? Llmon, Costa Rica, ready for any call upon tn,m. and the guns of the little guiiboat Vlckshurg are pointed toward the customs houxe and town vt Corlnto. The gunboat Princeton Is endeavoring to make Its way from the Bremerton navy yard. Washington, to Corlnto also. Hear Aduilrnl Kimball In Charge. With the probability of many delicate questions arising In Nicaragua and of their demanding Immediate response, the Navy department decided to send a flag officer to Nicaragua to take command of the American naval forces. Rear Admiral Wil liam W. Kimball was chosen for that duty. He sailed for Colon, Panama, today. He will make his way from there to Corlnto, doubtless, as rapidly as possible. Admiral Kimball has been a member of the naval boards of examinations and retirements and of construction for more than a year. The concentration of the four warships together with tho Buffalo, witn all Its murines, at Corlnto Is taken to Indicate the determination of tho' officials hcrc-4 be ablo to meet any call upon them for the protection of American citirens. On the Albany are about 2M) blue Jackets and on th Vlcksburg. Yorktown and Princeton about IW each. . These, together with the murines, would make an army of over 1,600 ...WI..I. .,111 . i 1 , n t r nruuni.ntliin r. ported to be serving under Zelaya. Although Secretary Knox In his note last night to the Nlcaraguan charge, Mr. Roderlgurz, Intimated that he would be wlillng to see that gentleman unofficially, tho permission has .not yet been taken ad vantage of. Having broken off diplomatic relations with Nicaragua It is understood to be the government's purpose at present to main tain a position of watchfulness and prepar edness Tor any eventuality. The government Is in a position to scire Corlnto or to take other offensive uctlon BhiivW the situation seem to warrant and Bhi...d such a step be found necessary it will bo prompt and deolslve. Insurgent Are Rejoicing. There Is rejoicing today In the ranks of the Nlcaraguan insurrectionary purty and corresponding gloom among the friends of President Zslaya, over the ultimatum handed down yesterday by tho United 'States to the Nlcaraguan government In the note Which accompanied the passports delivered by Secretary of State Knox to Felipe Rodrlguex, charge d' affaires of the Nlcaraguan legation. The strength of the note and Its personal tone are the subjects of comment In diplo mats circle. It Is generally recognised that the United States has decided the time has coma to put an end to further attacks on American life and Interests In Central America. The far reaching effect of the note Is matter of especial comment. The fact that President Zelaya Is apparently to be held responsible for the shooting of the Amer leans, Croc and Cannon, and that the note intimate that Zelaya Is the culprit, adds a sting to the matter. Concealed In the vigorous note directed by Secretary Knox Is seen a warning to the Central American republics that they must behave and conduct themselves as other republics In the western hemisphere conduct themselves. This and the direct announcement that the United States In tends to see the family of western repub ilea Uvea harmoniously is believed by dip lomats to be epochal. Prairie Sails (or Colon? PHILADELPHIA, Dec. t-Flylng the pennant of Rear Admiral William Wirt Kimball, the transport Prairie, with 700 marines on board left the Philadelphia navy yard at 1:45 p. m. for the Panama Canal lone and possibly NIcaYagua, When asked where he was going. Hoar Admiral Kimball replied that he was about to take a "little sail with Captain Kellogg on the Prairie. I am going down to look things over." he addd. Where Is down?" he was asked. "My papers say Colon." was his answer Zelaya la Sarprleed. MANAGUA. Nicaragua, Deo. I. The ac tion of the American secretary of state In tiwiuissing Sanor Felipe Kodrlgues, the Nlcaraguan charge d'affaires at Washing ton. has greatly surprised President Ze laya, who reiterates today bis belief tha th Nicaragua government waa Justified in executing the Americana, Uroce and Chnnon, who were affiliated with tha revo lutlonlats. Zelaya will take no action until lie has received further Information on the subject and learns definitely the Inten tlons of the United State. The American vie consul, Mr. Caldera, who Is a Nlcaraguan by birth, but a nat tit a I ire J American citisen, Is still at the consulate, atendlng to his duties. In th opinion of President Zelaya, Caldera syni pathlie with the opposition party and close watch haa been kept on him al tnuugn mere nn Deen no attempt to re train him In any way. Zelaya also ex , , res.e th belief that that In ail proba blllty Consul Caldera' representation have shown partiality In favor of the jlov eruwsnt T& MISSOURI VALLEY, la.. Dec. 2.-(Spv clal Telegram.) Guy Marley this afternoon filed a shot which tore off the right arm of his jttcp-mother at the shoulder. Mrs. Marley will probably die. Marley Is In Jail here possibl. facing a charge of murder. At 3 o'clock this afternoon the residents of the farm house of George Weatherly, three miles from this city, were horrified to hear Mrs. Marley's younger son, a boy, S years, declare breathlessly, "My brothtr has killed my mother." A few minutes later Mrs. Marley stag gered Into the home. She had reeled and stumbled the mile between her home and the eWatherlys. following the shooting. A physician was summoned and he Im mediate ly amputated Mrs Marley's arm at the shoulder. It h:id bren all but Fevered by the shot, which came from a shotgun fired a few feet from her. In agonized accents Mrs. Marley told of the shooting: "Guy came home from Dow City this atftrnoon with Ira Brundldge and the two had a Jug of whisky. They and my hus band began drinking together and all three became somewhat Intoxicated. I scolded them and Guy fired at me. "I ran out of the house, the little boy ahead of me." Officers went out from here to tho Mar Members Will Probably Raise Bid to Seventy Thousand. NINETY THOUSAND APPROPRIATED Mrs. Pile, Through Attorney, Says Sum is Far Too Low. HOPE TO GET WAYNE TO ASSIST Legislative Act tilves Donrd U I so re. tlon Trip to Northern Nebraska, on Northwest School Soon. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Dec. 2. (Special Telegram.) I he State Normal board has offered the owners of the Wavne Normal school $60,000 for the buildings nnd grounds. The offer was refused and the board ad journed until tomorrow morning, when It is probable the offer will be raised to 170.000. The legislature appropriated $90,000 with which to buy the school and a com mittee selected by the legislature lnvestl- ley farm and after some difficulty, man-lthnt amount n ,,. .m. nu,in. aged to get Guy Marley out of the house lvalue as high as IlBo!oOO. unarmed. He pretended not to have known what had occurred. But his last words before hi irg locked up were: "Was she badly hurt?" Marley, It Is said, attacked hiB father some months ago nnd cut him badly. He la 28 years of age, Mrs. Marley Is 45. Shoshone Dam Nearincr Finish i x Structure Reaches Elevation of 270 Feet Work on Owl Creek Embankment Shut Down. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Doc. 2.-Fpeclal Tele gram.) Tho constructing engineer In chargo of tho Shoshone dam In Wyoming reports that this structure has now reached n elevation of 270 feet or within flftv- Ight foot of the parapet, leaving about .000 cubic yards of concrete to be nlacerf. The settlement of the Shoshone project proceeding satisfactorily, nine farms avlng been. lied upon dui-tng the month f November. The growth' of new towns n this project Is also very encouraging. i ne project engineer on the Bel Fourche project In South Dakota reports that work n the Owl creek embankment has been shut down. The cement block nvln this embankment Is now ohn lo... roin next spring's floods. At the nresent tlmo the embankment contains 1,421.000 cuhuc ards and Is about 87 per cent com peted. This structure Is one of tho world's highest earthen emhrnkmcnts, having a otai length of fi,200 feet and a maximum height of lir feet. Senator Purkett expressed great satisfac tion today over an order Issued In "behalf of the settlers along the Pathfinder ditch n western Nebraska. Under the law and previous order of the department the first tistallment of the assessment would he due December 1. The settlers reanesierl through the senator an extension of time, which was granted until April I 1910. This will give the farmers a chance to realize on their crops and enable them to meet payments that they might other Is,, be unable to make. NEW MAIL ROUTE SECURED FOR PORTION OF LINCOLN When the board made Its offer of $80,- 000 Mrs. Pile, the owner, plainly showed her disappointment. Through her repre sentative, ex-Senator Bressler, she said she owed more than that on the school and could not therefore accept the offer. She said she was carrying Insurance on the school to the amount of $93,000. Senator Bressler was Informed that probably trie town of Wayne would be willing to contribute toward buying the school If Mrs. Pile' did not want to ac cept the offer made. It required a hard fight on the part of friends of Mrs. Pile to get the appropriation bill through the legislature, us other privately owned nor mal schools opposed It, as well as did others who desired the normal school es tablished elsewhere. But after a careful ; inspection of the property the legislature lapproprlated $90,000 for Its purchase ,or so much thereof aa would be necessary. Northwest Normal Next. The State Normal board will start out on its tour of inspection of northwest Ne braska towns January 3, with the Idea cf selecting a location for the new state normal school. This was decided at the meeting this afternoon, at which the prop ositions from five towns were received and read. The towns filing applications for the school were Alnsworth, Crawford, Chndron, Gordon -and .Alliance. Each filed a bond to guarantee the state eighty acres of land for the school - and, In addition, Chadron offered a school building valued at $20,000 now located on a tract of land near the city limits. This proposition raised the question as to whether the legislature Intended the board to secure Just the eighty acres of land or whatever else It could In addition. Repre sentative Chase, the author of the bill. In formed the board that It was the Intention of the legislature simply to secure the eighty acres of land and locate the school where It would best serve the Interests of tho statV. Representatives of the various tovns, ex cept Gordon, were present and cordially In vited the board to Inspect their proposi tions. H. S. Jarvls and C. F. Howe spoke for Alnsworth, Ira E. Tash and C. A. Newberry for Alliance, Senator Reynolds for Chadron and Representative Chase for Crawford. O'Neill has as yet filed no proposition, hut the hecretary of the board was In structed to communicate with Secretary Graham of the defunct board and see If he has any other propositions filed with him. Mr. Graham has been sending down the propositions Just as the towns order him to do so. He got the Crawford proposition ,to the board this morning. "OH, YOU KID." r-BJ Vt Maf. From the Philadelphia Record. MR S.DOXEY HELD FOR MURDER Columbus Woman Formally Accused of Killing Erder. ARSENIC IS . FOUND - IN CORPSE Complaint la File at ftH. Lonla Fol lowing Report 'of Chemist and Woman Will Be Taken There at Once. Senator llurkett Gets Order for Free Service East of Lincoln; (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Dec. 2. (Special Tele gram.) Senator llurkett today secured at the Postofflee department an order for the establishment of a rural free delivery route east of Lincoln between Holdrege and Randolph streets, with two deliveries a day. The route will be thirteen miles long and covere a territory Just outside of the corporate limit of Lincoln. Some time since, the department discontinued the star route service through Normal to College View and this left a good many families, Including Tabitha Home, without any mall service. Senator Burkett's success today gives them the same service a most of the residential section of the city. Representative Klnkald arrived in Wash ington today and ha taken for the win ter his former apartments at Congress hall. Work Ahead of Thomas Dawson SHOT BY OLDER BROTHER Kansas Boy Killed Because Did Not Get I'p When l Called. He SALINA. Kan., Dec. I At Llndsborg. Gilbert Lindshold, the S-year-old on of BIG FIRE JN BALTIMORE Blase In Business District Doe Damnsre Estimated nt Three Hundred Thousand Dollars. BALTIMORE, Dec. 2-Flre broke out to night In a building in South 8harp street, within a block and a half of the point of origin of the great fire of 1904. It spread rapidly and within a short time had done damage estimated at from $150,000 to $200,000. In Its spread the fire Involved the estab lishments of many shoe dealers and house furnishers. The flames Jumped a narrow alley In tha rear and gained a momentary foothold In a big building occupied by a dry goods firm. Later the total loss was estimated at $300,000. RYAN TRUST MAY BE ENDED Holdings In Equitable Life Insurance Company Mar Be Sold to Bank. NEW YORK. Dec. J The Evening Post this afternoon says: It was learned today that a proposition might be submitted soon to the trustees of the Equitable Life Assur ance society for terminating the trust agieement of June 15, l'KK, by which Thomas F. Ryan's holdings of Equitable Life stock were turned over In trust to the late Urover Cleveland, Morgan J. O'Brien and George Westlnghouse. At the same time It was BVLLETIN. ST. LOUIS, Dec. I. (Special Telegram.) The circuit attorney has refused a war rant for the arrest of Dr. Doxey a hi wife's accomplice alleged in poisoning of W. J. Erder. one of her alleged husbands, but has began the Investigation. Erder' sister allege that Mrs. Doxey proposed that Miss Erder marry Doxey. LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 2. The attorneys for Mrs. Dora E. Fuller Doxey of Col umbus, have notified Governor Shallen berger that they will resist the requisition for her return to Missouri on a charge of bigamy. It is charged that Mrs. Doxey married both William Erder and Dr. Loren Doxey. Erder died and $3,200 life Insurance policy Is Involved In the extradition. ST. LOUIS, Dec. I. That white a-senlc placed in his food by his bride of loss than three months caused the death of 'William J. Eider on July 10 Is the allegation against Mrs. Dora E. Doxey of Columbus, Neb., in a warrent issued oy circuit Aiiorney s. D. Jones of St. Louis. The document charges her with murder In the first degree. The warrant followed the r?port to the coroner of Dr. W. H. Warren, dean of the medical faculty of Washington university, who tested the viscera of Erder's exhumed body. This is the second criminal charge to be lodged against Mrs. Doxey within twenty four hours, she having been arrested last night for her alleged bigamous marriage to Erder. Immediately after the Issuance of the warrant charging murder Sergeant Wade Matthews left direct for Columbus with a certified copy of the document. Dr. Warren' report state that arsenic was found In the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleln and pancreas. He adds that he tested the embalming fluid used on Erder's corpse, but discovered no trace of the poi son In It. A supplementary report Is to be Issued by Dr. Warren and Coroner Baron of St. Louis has announced that when this Council Bluffs Man Will Find Much to Do with Central American Affairs. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. (Special Tele gram.) About the busiest man In the pub llo service of Uncle Sam during the com ing winter will be Thomas C. Dawson of Council Bluffs, the new chief of the bu reau of Latin-American affairs In the State department. V". Dawson Is now on his way home from Chile, having given up his post as minister to that country when he was recalled to become head of the Latin-American bureau. When he ar rives In Washington Mr. Dawson will find Central American affairs demanding Us at tention and his expert knowledge of both Latin-American affairs and the intricacies of diplomatic process. He will in all prob ability find, also, that the Chilean claims negotiation will still need some manage ment. There are matters pending In the rela tions of this government to both Colombia and the Panama republlo, which will be coming to the critical point within the next few months, if expectations are real ized. Cuba Is getting its International af fairs Into more and more menacing condi tions all the time, and the. possibility of another American intervention continues to be more and more frankly recognized. MORGAN BUYS EQUITABLE Big Assurance Society Passes Into Control of Banking House. RYAN STOCK IS PURCHASED It 1 . Subject to Votlnc Trust Agreement, Which Expire Next June If Not Re. newed. Report that Imported Men Are Acting as Officers Being Investigated. THINK END IS IN SIGHT Railroad Officials Say Conditions Will Be Normal Within Week. SWITCHMEN DISPUTE THIS They Say I.lttle Freight 1 Moving nnd Trainmen Will Not Aid Itoads More Kaetoriea Are Idle. NEW YORK, Dec. 2. Control of the Equitable Life Assurance society, which was secured by Thomas F. Ryan soon after the Insurance scandals of some years ago, has passed to J. Plerpont Morgan with the $472,000,000 of assets which the company declared In its last statement. The transfer apart from Its magnitude as a chapter In the history of finance, marks a complete reversal of the old order under which the Insurance companies controlled the destlntnles of the banks and trust companies. News of the transfer was contained In the following brief statement Issued fronj the office of Morgan & Company.: "Mr. Morgan has bought the majority of the stock of the Equitable Life Assurance society, formerly owned by Thomas F. Ryan. This purchase Is subject to the (Continued on Second Page.) A Last Word in Regard to Circulations John LlnilshnltV was uhi-w utiA IrlllA! w i .. . . , ., , . j icMuru Bieu inai negotiations were under his lS-year-old brother. Lawrence, because way for the sale of the Ryan holdings of he did not get out of bed Immediately when ' Equitable Life stock to one of the highest banking Interests In the city. called. Child's Love for Papa May Deter Mamma's Prosecurion "And a little child shall lead them." Th love of Bernlc Blackstt. ( years of age, for her father may save Waiter Blac-Wett from prosecution, by his first wife, for bigamy. The little child, who his' been living with her mother, 1 fond of bur father and manifested this love In pretty way when the hearing to vacate the divorce decree was en. Mrs. Blacken noticed this and It Is said to have softened her heart somewhat toward th man to th extent, at least, that she m considering whether she ought to try to send th father f th baby to J th ptaitBUlui y, But Mr. Blackett (No. 1) will fight hard when the original sdit for divorce comes up agiln before Judge Estelle. Blackett I the plaintiff and his real wife will enter no cross-bill, hut will endeavo. to have Blackett denied a decree. "She also will aeek," said M. o. Cun .hi ham, her attorney, "to make BUi keit p... for separate maintenance. Mr. blackett counsel Is going after tlu pent-Ion which lilackett 1 dralng as a veteran of the Spdiilsh-Amerlran war. and will endeavor to have It diverted for the benefit of Bemlce Blackett. Blackett ha never been unwilling to support th baby, but h and Its Mother siiubbled over bow ha was to do It. (Continued on Second Page.) Christmas shop ping will be easier if you look over the Christmas Hints on the first want ad. page. A person likes to get away from t ho old stereotyped things in tho way of Christma8 pu'i'fiiti-. ion will find many t;ii:u.'r tio;.s (.id of the ordi nary v this column. It will pay you to cut out this list and consult it freely. Have you read tha want ads yt tod The World-Herald, knowing that It ha no reputation for veracity, Is making frantic effort to get some reputable mer chant to put the stamp of a good reputa tion on Its circulation. The fact that one of Its advertising solic itor circulated the petition begging for the few signature obtained and the fact that Hayden Bros, have repudiated their sig nature, which was published by the World Herald, shows how far they are In need. It is to be hoped that the World-Herald has gotten Its records Into better shape than when, but a few years ago, It sub mitted a list ol Its alleged subscribers to the city council to show 6,000 paid sub scriptions In Omaha, required by law, for the official paper. It Is a matter of record of the city council, afterward reviewed by the district court, and 1 a matter of court record that th World-Herald was unable to submit a list of fc.OuO paying sub scribers, and that the list, which they did submit, contained names of people who were proved to be not subscribers to the World Herald; that addresses were Included where no one lived, and of people who had moved away. It also transpired that the footings submitted were raised aUive the number of the actual names on the lists. It Is no wonder that such a publication needs this sort of help. As for The Bee circulation, every adver tiser has always had a standing Invita tion to Investigate, and all books bearing on circulation may be examined. by the ad vertiser at any time. It takes no expert to' understand The Bee' bookkeeping, because nothing 1 Juggled or concealed. The Bee does not propose, however, to let representatives of competing news papers paw over Its books and acoounts any more than Hayden Bros, would let the Brandeis go Into their Invoices and customers' accounts, or the llaitman fur niture company would give the People' tor access to it contract. ST. TAt'L. Dec. 2.-Chief John J. O'Con- ncr of the police department practically admitted thnt lie considered the strike. condition situation serious today when he ssued orders requesting all members of his day force to stay on duty at Central station until 10:110 In the evening. The order goes Into effect tonight and will continue until all danger of a clash between th strikers and the strikebreak ers Is ended. Severa". conferences between the chief and officials of the railroads havt been held today. According to the railroad officials the beginning of the end of tho switchmen's strlko Is In sight. One prominent offlclnl, who has been active In mnnaglng the strike, said today that the railroads were handling 30 per cent of all business of fered. "We are employing new men as fast as they come, and we are moving a large amount of package freight. In a week the public will not know that there Is a strlko on among the switchmen." Between 200 and 900 men arrived today from Chicago and were distributed about St. Pn.ul, Minneapolis and Duluth. The railway managers claim they ran get plenty of men to take tho place of the switchmen and that some of the men now on hand are experienced switchmen. Some will bo placed at work In the yards and others will be utilised aa guards. Five switch engines were working In the L'nlon depot yards earlv today and others were expected to be put In com mission when needed. As against the optimistic statements of the railroad managers the strike leaders say they are In a stronger position today than they have been since the strike started. They refer to the fact that tho Brotherhood of Trainmen and Conductor passed resolution In Join session, declar ing that they "stand neutral and only Aa such switching work ja they have eUways done" Flonr Mills Are Idle. Factory forces are being reduced because of the shortage of supplies caused by the freight tie-up, and the two big shops of the Great Northern railroad, employing 1.0W men, failed to open for business today. All but one of the twenty-three big flour mills in Minneapolis are Idle, although the millers say they will know In twenty-four hours whether they will open their mill shortly. Imported strike-breakers wearing special police badges were reported on duty at the Union station yards today by strlko pickets, and when President Hawley learned that these men had been Imported he called the attention of the state labor commis sioner to the matter. Labor Commissioner McEaten said that If the men wearing police badges were not residents of Minnesota, they and those re sponsible for their presence In the state were violating the law. Mr. MoEs.tn 1 investigating the report and he said this afternoon that If he finds nonresidents of Minnesota are wearing special police badge he will at once order their arrest. The state law makes It Illegal for any one not a legal voter of the state to aot aa special police officers, detective, constable, militiaman or patrolman. It they have not been sworn In they may be Judged guilty of misdemeanor and If sworn they are liable to Imprisonment In state prison fat one year. Mayor Lawler of St. Paul, who ha been retained as coursel for the switchmen, In addressing a mass meeting of striker last night, said: The five men you have aelacted to lead your strike are tried men and true. Some of the newspaper give the employer' side only and state that the railroad managers were not notified until too late of the con templated action of the switchmen; but 1 state here and now, that they knew to a man that the strike order was issued and that they made no offer of a settlement to avert the Impending trouble." When President Hawley of the Switch men's union was shown the statement of the general managers In Chicago, regard ing the refusal of the men to arbitrate their differences, he said: 'I do not care to make a formal answer to that until I consult with Mayor Lawler, who Is our legal adviser. Mr. Lawler, however, has answered every point raised by the general managers' commute in hi statement made public here toduy." Mayor Iawler, as counsel for the Switch men's union, this afternoon Issued a state- men defining the position of the men and the refusal to arbitrate, under the Erduian act. Mayor Accuses Manager. The mayor says that the railroads mana ge! a milking a concerted action through the press to create public opinion In their fuvor are not In a position to charge the men with unfairness in refusing to arbi trate under that law, for the reasou that from the beginning of the dispute the man agers refused to consider a suggestion rel ative to an Increase In wages for the men. Mayor Lawler says the Krdman law Is so hedged about with legal provisions thrt should the switchmen agree to arbitration under It they would be stripped of all legal power legitimately to pres their claim and it would put them completely In th power of the railroads. Mayor Lawler says, admitting that the dtcis-loti were favorable to the switchmen, the railroads mUht appeal to the court and delay a final decision from one to two years, during which the men would be compelled to work under the old schedule of wages and It would be illegal for them to strike or In any way aid In strike. Little rrrlaht Moving;. Local warehouse were open today and the road accented limited frebjbt ship-.