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.ENTY-8ECOND YEAR MO. '21. MONDAY NOVEMBER 13, 1S22 -SIXTEEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE 'CENTS.; oonouum n7 rpfin Anrp A IbiruAiuvila uvJ lli!Jlfl)ULl Hub bud - - III . 11 ic "I LSUVJ U f 1USAUHE l.'EETSfJG IS POSTPONED few Date Is Nov. 20; ' England Fears More Delay; Crisis Near. ' of . Lonoon, .ov. li.-tBy the Asso- dated Press.) Although the Lau- one conference for the making ' rfpeace , f. the Near East has been ,o.tpone4 for a weet being fixed tow for Nov. 20, official circles here, Uke the viw that another post-) onement will be necessary U Gnat Britain fail tn win hor nnint I Or Britain fails to win her point. that a preliminary conference must m new oy tne representatives of Great Britain, Italy and France. Tke British government , is tn- Mhie on some Wirt at rnanltn- . w.ta cue ouier ames; eiuier;of -luueu 11 auuai utias ur, (iuiiug i, oy wkhub 01 notes, in oraer to learn exactly where Great Brit t stands before she enters tue (ooference. .! ; . Extremists Rule Angorm. All reports coming to London-) Mcur in saying tnai tbe extrem es are dominating tne Angora guv nment. which, tnrougn its agents - Constantinople, is suengtnening Ik policy of defiance toward tne lilies and terrorism amon& tne fetal population. Residents of Constantinople are Scribed as being in a stale of ex tone alarm wane the positon of Hi allied troops as represented one which may soon become un usable. -.. - Tne correspondents' maintain that tt establishment of martial law ilone can make Constantinople Commentators in London gener ally insist strongly on necessity br the allied representatives to eet before talking to the Turks t Ijiniianna in nrW., .a . common policy. Unless this is done, some ob lervers feel it will be impossible lor Great Britain to be represent ed at Lausanne at all. . juiaa lVflie as viorars. t .. I nt.i -Misauae, imov. w. my ine as- ociated Press-Tae delegates of Turkish nationalist govern- meat have come to Lausanne as 7. ' weiT mooa 13 wnol'y Werent than that of the crushed represenutlves of the sultan, who, i ior mercy wnen tne treaty of Sevres was drafted three years Ull rPhAie Inoilnfi fa-m. - ok. r wsts of support from the Russian "Tiets, and alludes to the aer - unty which new governments in England and Italy have, given to tt solidarity of tne entente. Mus-t Up fcKemal Paba certainly seems eu entrenched in Europe today. oonfpron , w7i lain uuihuiiur' i.L:,...,V -u ne relieved of tbe capitula was, which are extra-territorial "Pits granted to foreigners in "ttey. They are also firm and MiUdent in believing that full sov "dpi rights will accrue to their ftHrnment through the confer- BeaUs Diplomat's Bemark. ' Their attituue brinsrs tr mind tha "Stark On PA maAtk hv an lm.rlMn -yiwnat, that putting Europe out " iurney would come nearer to Meeting peace in the Near East w putting Turkey out of Europe. Having beaten the Greeks at the Turks apparently are de hied practically to recover the JJ European t-orritory wrested m them by the effects of the M war. J5 Turkish delegation is out In its criticism of the post '"'"aent of the conference here. Wsrently eager to embarrass the tih and French efforts to come some sort of agreement before the Kemalist - represents the Turkish group is insist- on a quick start of the discus M which were to have begun ABE AMERICANS "BUM SPOETS'? UPTON SATS NO New Vnb . W. . 11, Cl ;mas Upton was asked today, ; Tiew of the controversy over countryman's remarks, wheth ? Americans were "bum sports". countered with this story: A laHv AHM wwtfa n. a ht was sure the Americans were noing something in the water Shamrock couldnt win. I rt back to her and said I rWt she was right The ("rtcans were nutUns the Re- in tne water." Court Say & Japs CanH -' Be Citizens Washington, Nov. 13. Japanese are not eligible for naturalization in the United States, it was held tOLy by the supreme court Int"oS Lnsde,g onee TgtmB.nds Axe Homeless, Hawaii by Tako Uzawa aeainst the United States and the other brought j by Takuji Yamashita, and Charles! Hio Koko against the secretary of state of Washington. In the latter case both Japanese had been nat uralized by a court, of the state ofj Washigto - n .bnt were reflged in mrnoratlnn as a roi Mtta r on. the ground that their natural- . . . . I er fee courts denied iJt the Ninth circuit court of aDoeals. in considering the Ozawa case, sus- pended lt decision and asked the 8uPreme court for 'nstrucUons as whetner Jajanese are ,e for citizenship under the natural-. ization laws. The question largely turned on vhnlhM uotlnn 9. 1BO f tha ri.oJ . suiuies, Tesmcuns naturalization to "free white persons" and those African descent, were still in force. SELECTION OF HERRIN JURY IS DIFFICULT Both Sides Say Task Will Require Week - or More. . : Xarlea, IU Kev. IS. (By the Associated Press.) Slie siate will dc-uwd the death penalty In the . cafn ' of hve men ukarged with Border in con nection wilh the Hen in mine kllilngs, It was indicated this afternoon when four tentative jurors - were asked whether they opposed lefal executions. . i ping at various places to send lana- mS S ? n:(B,T thf AsT g parti to the reUef of suffer ciated Press.) Difficulty in oh- .. , hm wnni Itatnln 4.. .w. n , V. .. : men charged with murder in con-' nection with the Herrin riots was anticipated by the prosecution and ' defense when the trial adjourned since- last Thursday was resumed wnnmv i ADnroximatalv loo talesmen vera t - I. " T ' ,'i V, "rfZ P"el JLrL"e rai ed bot7ittltot Ml poinU this U e" LZS Queer and frightful movement . of ',tjriat the task of selecUne a lurv 1 $ EZTiJZ ,nhahiJ iViava. I ' he trial was T halted last week ' u iJ? Zf!ti "3 Ml VCUICU V iuaii DU1UI1 . 'i -7m TTT: yt - r;tr't uo w 17 i, ,Wo, . nJLhei" vl u?r ! li S 1 r. .i. .1.,. . . ... . . cution as nng leaders or tne riots, which resulted in 23 deaths at the Lester strip mine, near here, last I June 21 and 22. , , The men are coal miners, except Miller, who is a chauffeur, and! Mann, a laborer. ' j Trials of the remaining scores of; men indicted in connection . with the disorders are to follow. COPS NAB IOWA SAFE BLOWERS Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 13. Trapped in the act of blowing a safe In the Panor shoe store in the heart of the basin ess district, three men -With nitroglycerin and bur glar tools in their possession were arrested by police here last night The men gave their names as George Roper and J.'C. Busselle of Des Moines and Rex Brandon of Omaha. Police said tbe safe con tained $14,000. : THE WEATHER Rin probable tonight anud Tues day. Colder . Tnesday. . Highest yesterday, M; Jowest last night 44. i Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 18 miles per hour. Precipitation last 24 hoars, .48 inch. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. yester. yester. Today Dry bulb 48 V 45 45 Wet bnib 44 43 45 Rel. humidity ..93 88 99 River stage at 7 a. m. IS, a rise of .S last 48 hoars. . Sunset today, 4.44; sunrise to morrow, :52. ANDREW HAMRICK. , v ' - Ueteorologist . TEMBLOR IN GUILE TAKES 1,000 LIVES Property Damage Mil lions in Quake. Santiago. Chile. Nov. 13.-(By the 'Associated Press) Relief forces to aid the thousands made homeless ; h. tha aapthntiolraa IHinnkfin 'chileTarly Sa?urmornrng7nd arfDg waves which l.he shocks were being mobilized to-i Jay - f e dath toll will probably I diplomatic sensation of a , decade .'AVitL 'wilL n?a! and a nalf ago when e-was 8um-! f"a we property loss win run into!mariiy removed as ambassador at the millions, as several I towns were . Vienna - by the then , President ' aImost wiPed...out and Roosevelt, .It was Mr. Storer's l" "u"u'"e0 """ KrlIU- laNy snips along tne 1,400 miles Oil rnnat atffVtpd hv th hnpe wivar " r . t ' :r " 1 nds resuuea irom me violent up-,in beavals of nature. I casualties, j The extent of. the property damages and distress wrought by tne catastrophal dis turbances has not yet been learned, except in a general way, as many communication lines, both over- lniiri anil unripr water, warn nut 500 Die In One Town. Five hundred persons were re ported killed at Vallenera and dis tricts surrounding the city. At Coquimbo at least 100 are known uj iwwaa. in; uamuge irom succ-bns-of , earthshocks. which i fUleoHJkepppulation with terror, was neaviesx in roe normern pn Vinjw otmtotagasta,, AUeimsx and t Auirabo. ' At along the coast little ships anJTbig ships were swept on shore, pounded against the rocks and left I high and dry. At many small ports wharves and quays were destroy 1 ed. Today naval ships were steam , 1 ing up and down the coast, stop- " ' - 1 iu i nnrl oliAltAV , I. , . ml. AUl, Tlaal VV9". , Jhe tidal wave which followed earthquakes indicated a gtgan- tic disturbance beneath the Pa- cific The waters first were drawn awav from shore far below the low away jrom snore, iar neiow. me low tide mark, and then they c rushins back in a great wive. the sea was repeated five Umes, and " Copiapo the waves battered the city almost to ruins and the entire PopnlaUon fled to the hills. The tremors were so severe that ! some of the seismographs were put out of operation. m. . i A.. 1 " WJIOI unra-lkn tion of the shoci tion of the shocks was three hours and forty minutes and the estimat- ed radius 1,200 kilometers in a dl- rection transversal to the Andes. . : 2 BREAK NECKS; BOTH WILL LIVE Girl Taking First Ride In Plane Is One Victim; Rancher Hmrt Xonth Ago Recovering. Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 13. Miss Fern Lattimer, 25 years old, suffered a broken neck in an air plane accident here yesterday, it became known today, but is expect ed to live. Miss Lattimer was tak ing her first airplane ride. The plane fell 200 feet on a ploughed field. Pilot Hardy and another passenger were injured slightly. , Grand Forks, B. C, Nov. 13. A month ago John B. Hayes, a local rancher, was thrown from a wagon and broke' his neck. After a total paralysis he is reported recover ing and in possession - of all his faculties. Three doctors removed the fifth cervical vertebrae, which was broken. , FIRE AT SELFBUKSE FIELD. MU Clemens, Mich- Nov. 13. Selfridge Field, army aviation post, suffered $500,000 fire. powerWoii fence kills 2 CS, and Boy U, Half Hie Apart, Meet Death In Texas . from Same Cuae. Luftkin, Texan, Nor. 13. J. A Adams. 62. and Carmen Bird. 15, al though half a mile apart, were in stantlyvkilled when they came in contact with a wir fence charged bv a high tension wire which had fallen across it during a storm. . NOTED FORMER AMBASSADOR IS DEAD IN PARIS Passing of Bellamy Storer R e calls i T$ R. Incident, New 'York, Nov. 13. Bellamy Storer, whe died in Paris yesterday, was American ambassador to Austria-Hungary in 102-06 and be fore that had been minister to Bel glum and Spain. He represented the First Ohio district in the 52nd and S3rd congresses.- . . ' He was born . in Cincinnati Aug. 28, 1847, and was graduated from Harvard college in 1867. He en- tered the law two years later and was appointed an assistant United ; Otntu. Aa 1 1, . . anthnrn dtrict "ofOhTo T- - Hred b, Koosevelt. Mr.Storer's deatii recalls the wire, woo was Maria longwortn of Cincinnati, about whom revolved tho strife itipirlontnl in tha Aiamia-i i l iL .... . . ' one was me Jiy uear in aria the remarkable series of letters written by the late presiLnt and published by Mrs. Storer in defense of her contention that her husband's removal had been an injustice . Mrs. Storer Criticised. It was she, too, who was charged by the president with responsibil ity for the complications which ' caused her husband's removal. Mr. rate, as the swinging of the pen Roosevelt, in defense of his action, I dulum back in his direction. Too accused Mrs. Storer with having exhausted to undertake -again' the , . . , . . - . . , ...k. n naai,tnt;l I aeivea top aeepiy in anairs or state anri w in Krimislv invnlvinir . thi united states with the Vatican in ' Rnm. anH with tho, mnrnm.nl. of France, Spain and Austria- Hungary. - ,;. ,The Storers 4 jthe Roosevfijta bad been intimate f riefds for many years. Mrs. Storer. aunt of Nich olas Longworth, ' Mr. Roosevelt's son-in-law, was godmother to Ker mit Roosevelt, and Mr. Storer had served in congress when Mr. Roose velt was a member of the civil service commission. PASTOR FLAYS SEX TEACHERS Evansten Sector Blames Parents . for Sex Movies;" Purity Not Matter of Knowledge, j Chicago, Nov. 13. Taking issue with persons who advocate teach- loosely hung by " crook in an up , ; ... ... i per breast pocket of the overcoat, ing of sex matters in the public ,, th. ,r w),-- .,. mTBui schools, and discussing recent marriages of runaway high school anil o-lrla Poir Clonr fVoiV "T' " 'V - ": . , . Stewart, rector of St. Luke's Epis copal church, at Evanston, assert ed in his sermon yesterday that parents are more at fault than their children for youth's attitude toward love and married life. "The sex movies,") he said, "are not staged at the theatres because of the demand made by the pupils, of our high schools, but by adults that Is, by the parents. "If sex purity were simply a treated as individuals and they must be taught more by example than by precept. "If sex purity weer simply a matter of knowledge, all persons and nurses would ue muueis ui righteousness, - which we know not so." FOLKS ON UNER GET UP EARLY TO SEE CLEMENCEAXJ . . Aboard the Steamship Paris, En- linn w luti, nuv. xo. the Associated Press.) Almost every pfbsenger aboard the steam ship Paris is honoring the maxim "Early to bed' and early, to rise" in order to watch Georges Clemen ceau take his early morning walk on the deck. .- The former .French premier gets out of bed at 5 o'clock, paces up and down the ship awhile, and then goes back to his cabin. One is lucky to catch a glimpse of him after that . ' At dawn today he was up in the bridge watching the sun rise. The sea was kicking up rather heavy swells bat the thrill of getting a glimpse of the "old man of France" kept many on deck who otherwise would have remained in their berths, seasick and ill at ease, FAMOTJ8 CIVIL foAR 'r nOfiTER IS DEAD Philadelphia, Pa, Not. 13. Ma jor N. Merritt Indian lighter under General Nelson A. Miles, - and a member of the staff of General Sherman in the march, from At- lanta to the sea. died yesterday. He was 81 years old. . wilson has new grip on demo party Lawrence Says Hell Pick 1924 Presidenetial Candidate. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. (Copyright, 1122, by The Argus.) Washineton. D C Nov. 13. southern;,,.. , . lt.i... i tvuuuiuw nusuu, uroiut yciuiiLuus and he's getting better every day will have a decisive .influence in the selection of the Democratic nominee for the presidency in 1924. The demonstration before the wilson home, the first lengthy Bpeech from the ex-president since he was Btricken in the autumn of 1919 and his readiness to discuss v,l: in latter. ... to prominent Democrats are plainly a sequel to tne election ox last week. Nothing has contributed more to the rejuvenation of Woodrow Wil son's spirit, nothing has proved so effective a tonic to his health than the election returns which, differ as one may about their meaning, were interpreted by Mr. Wilson, at any wmna ipirai canaiuacr. Mr. Wilson cares mr more about the vindication of the DrtnciDleS WHICH ne cnamnionea- aud this will affect the choice of a candidate more than personal wish oryorj. , -Looked Like Etehlnir". As he stod in the doorway of his home lust beneath the stone por tlco be looked Uke an etching on a page of history- It was as if Jefferson or Jackson or some of the figures of a century ago had stepped forward out of the portals or an. other world to bring back a word of caution to a new generation. Cheering there was and no one can doubt its sincerity but it was not the fanatical outburst of a po litical or camnaien crowd. It was ! the response of a crowd that was too awe-struck, too surprised to cheer continuously. For a moment the feeble figure with head bowed and hands clasping tightly a sup porting cane moved a step or two and many a throat caught a lump. But a second later, with his feet firmly fixed in position, so to speak. the head was lifted, the cane was its greeting over tbe heads of sev eral thousand men and women packed tightly in the narrow thor oughfare. Hearers Forget Illness, There was conspicuous contrast between the tottertng man whose limbs have pail. the penalty of a (Continued on Page Fourteen.) 1 CHILD BEAD, 3 HURT IN BLAZE nAT Throw I.krhfrd Watch In KT . p.u, P..t Ronlv Boned in Rescue. Veedersburg, Id., Nov. 13. A lighted match thrown into a keg of waste paper in an outbuilding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dobbs, here, caused the death yes terday of one child and. serious burning of three others before they were rescued. The parents suffer- I dren. ' Dovne Dobbs. one of the 18- months-old twins, died last night and the other twin, badly burned, is in a critical condition. Raymond Dobbs. six rears old, . suffered !-.Gw2S: 12 years old, who threw the match into tbe waste paper, escaped with only slight burns. - - 2 CARS CATTLE DURN 111 WRECK Stock Train Hit by Milk Train at Cary, MM Blase Starts free Caboose Stove, Chicago, Nov. 13. Two carloads of cattle bound for the , Chicago stock yards were burned after aj wreck on the Chicago ft North-' western railroad at Cary, 111., last ; night The stock train was struck ! by a milk train. Two cars and the 1 caboose were derailed and caught i Are from the caboose stove. OilFieldsin Texas Hit By Big Fire ' Houston, Texas, Nov. 13. " The most disastrous tire in the 21 years' history of tbe Gulf Coast Oil fields now Is raging in the Humble sec tor, 17 miles northeast or Houston. Three-quarters of a million barrels of oil now are burning, and with a stiff wind in the north, fully 2,000, 000 barrels of oil are endangered. Sunday afternoon's storm is re sponsible. - At 4:30 o'clock, during a terrific downpour r rain, a bolt of lightning struck tank Net 21,' of the Gulf Pipe 'Line company, transportation subsidiary of the Gulf Oil corporation. A column of flame shot skyward 200 feet, fol lowed by a dense cloud of black smoke and a report that shook houses and rattled window panes all over tbe Humble town site. At 2:45 a. m. today, tank No. 22, im mediately adjoining tank No. 21 on tbe north, caught fire and now is burning fiercely. Tbe flames, fan ned by tbe wind, now threaten tanks No. 11 and No. 8, and even the big pump station itself. TWO WOMEN IN JERSEY CASE STAGE FIGHT Mrs. Gibson and Ne gress Have Physi cal Encounter. New Brunswick, N. Nov. 13. (By the Associated Press.) A phy sical encounter between two wom en witnesses in the Hall-Mills mur der mystery was the latest devel opment in the ease today. Mrs. Jane Gibson, who '- raises pigs and says she saw the murder, and Mrs. Nellie Lee Russell, ne gress, who keeps cows and says Mrs. Gibson could not have seen the murder because she wrje at her house at the time, had an alterca tion yesterday over a pig. Mrs. Russell 'admitted the encounter in an interview today, but declared she was not the aggressor, adding that she harbored no ill-will to ward Mrs. Gibson. Denies Mrs. tilbson's Story, Mrs. Russell declined to discuss her affidavit made public by cnun- eel for the rector's widow, in which she said she was positive Mrs. Gib-1 son was at her home at the time the "pig woman" swore she was a witness to the double murder. She said she had been warned not to talk about the case to reporters. The negress lives in a one-room shanty built on stilts in the middle of a field not far from Mrs. Gib son's home. She keeps five cows, housing them in a dilapidated barn at the rear of her home. - Patrick Thornton, a farmer, who lives in the vicinity, and Louis Sa phyr,' who boards with hint, de clared today that the negress told them her story about a week ago. Both admitted they had paid no attention to it at the time. Nathan Sylvester, a dairy farmer, living at Three-Mile Run, also said Sirs." . Russell had told him her story recently and that he had ad vised her to tell it to the prosecut ing authorities. LINER OSCAR II GOES AGROUND Acddent Occurs Hear Chrlstianla; Two Steamers Go to Rescue of 9i Passengers. London, Nov. -13. The steamer Oscar II, which sailed from New York, Nov. 2, for Christiania and Copenhagen, went aground Sunday about 1,200 feet north of the Oksoe entrance to Christiania, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. Two steamers have gone to the assistance of the 95 passengers still aboard today. It is believed that the ship was ser nsed or in a leaky con- dieon. Dollars will go further, buy more and 1 better bargains TKursday Rock Island Mer chant's DOLLAR DAY. FIND SENTIMENT ALMOST; UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOR NEW DEAL FOR CITY II ALL HUNDREDS OF MOTORS STICK IN IOWA'S MUD Many Cars of ',. FootA hall Fans Stalled on Roads. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 13. Continued rain today will prevent hundreds of motorists from going to North Liberty to get their auto mobiles which were "stored" there Saturday night after they had be come mired in tbe mud returning from the Iowa-Minnesota football game at Iowa City. It was said today that practically j a tnousand cars were stalled be tween here and Iowa City, and Iowa City and Davenport, and on other roads leading in all direc tions from Iowa City. Women and children were forced to go without food from Saturday noon until yes terday morning. Farmers Reap Harvest ' Among the machines stalled were scores bearing Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin number plates. Although many cars went into the ditch aud several overturn ed, no fatalities were reported. Fanners charged $2 to $10 tor tow ing machines to North Liberty and one is reported to have made $90 in two hours Sunday morning. Every farm house, hotel, railroad station and even barns within a ra dius of 15 miles of Iowa City were crowded with marooned motorists who were glad to find any place to sleep, it was said today. Iowa City Crowded, Iowa City, Iowa, Nov. 13 (By the Associated Press.) Quartering automobiles from every Msounty in iue im iuu, states, Iowa City today boasts h , J ..Tn-Sit nf rontinnous , ,rin tn ,ast 4S hour9 whictl J." " l" I" -oad oracticaUy i ui ,r." , - . , ut .. Since Saturday night when . the here for the lowa-Minnesota foot ball game, tried to leave, block and' tackles have been in constant de mand. Between Iowa City and Ce dar Rapids approximately 500 cars were stalled. These cars belonged to the more daring motorists. Hun dreds of others who remained in Iowa City over Sunday, hoping that Monday morning would bring a drying sun, arose to find it still raining. Most of them stored their machines and. left on early trains and interurbans for their homes. They expect to return this week end for tfceir cars. . PHILLIPS CASE IS REOPENE State Expects to Close Arguments; Tuesday; July May Get Case Tuesday Mght Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 13. Arguments to the jury were to bejtorln Denver seven wards, with resumed today with the reopening, after the week-end recess of the ward, giving the city council a trial of Mrs. Clara Phillips for the j representation of 14, with every murder of Mrs. Alberta Tremaine ; section of the city having a voire Meadows, who was beaten to death i in the management of the affairs with a hammer. t of the municipality. Tbe argument It was thought practically all of I of the promoters of the change In today's sessions would be taken up form is that while .the aldermanic with the arguments of Bertram ' system may not be quite as effi Herrington. chigf defense counsel, j cient as the prevailing form in Charles W. Ficke, deputy dis- trict attorney, was to close for the state probably early tomorrow aft ernoon, and it was considered like ly that yia case would be given to the Jury tomorrow night SNOWSTORMS DELAY TRAINS Western Nebraska Hard Hit; . Weather Bureau Says Storm Is , ; Headed far East t Omaha, Neb.. Nov. 13. A storm jin western Nebraska which began last Saturday night, delaying rail I road traffic, still prevailed in that ' section today, moving eastward, the United States weather bureau here . reported. -! Prediction was - made that it 'would rain or snow in eastern Ne- braaka by tonight More Than Required Num ber of Names to Call Special Election. It was announced today that 5,000 voters have signed petitions requesting a change in Rock Inland front the commission to the alder manic form of government. This is 1,900 names in ex cess of the number required by law to provide for the calling of a special election by the city council to submit the proposition to a vote of the people Men who have been circulating petitions for signatures will meet at the sheriffs office in the court house tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock for the purpose of making a final check of names and getting the documents in readiness to pro ceed with the next step toward the consummation of the undertaking. Twelve thousand is tbe normal voting strength of the city of Rock Island. A little less than half of the voting strength alreadv has gone on record as supporting a change in the form of government.!. It. la. .claimed by those who have V been engaged in circulating petl- tions tbat there is virtually no op- position to the proposal. After the petitions containing the 5,000 signatures are sworn to and checked up and verified the petitions will be filed with the city clerk. Under the law the petitions will remain in possession of tbe city clerk for five days to afford j portunUy to lnspect lnem and tiie any who may be interested in an op- I whatever objections they may have their Kal3r.utn. c.lency-. At the termination of five days tne petitions are sent to uie ?y judge w.nwnori, tney are leiL iu aays uj anow aim 10 revise them and afford further opportun- ' for ciUzen8 t0 f(le ,a)JeeUomw it they have any. If the county judge holds that the petitions are legal he will return them to the city clerk, and that official must forth with submit them to the 'city coun cil. It will then be compulsory for the council to call a special elec tion not longer !tui 60 days after the filing of the petitions with the body. All Seeking Change, Sentiment over the city is strong ly in favor of a change at the city hall. It is the same wave of senti ment that last Tuesday swept into office Edwards and Thompson by unprecedented majorities. It isn't so much that the people disapprove the form of government under which the city is now functioning" as tbat they do not like the attitude of some officials toward public questions. The opinion prevails that the surest way of getting an absolutely new deal at the city I hall is to abandon the present form eJDt iVer if a fair trial. Under the aldsrmanic form of goernment Rock Island probably would return to the former ward alignments. Under the aldermanic I . wo representatives from each Rock Island, it will be more popu- lar and satisfactory with the mass es of the people, and ' when they find an alderman or of tidal who is not meeting with their wishes they won't have to wait tour years to put him on the retired list HUBBY MUSTN'T BUST MARRIAGE PACT, JURY SAYS 1 . - r Henrietta, Texas. Nov. 1J. Can a wife collect damages from her husband for a breach of his marriage contract? . "Yes," Mrs. Lee Gowan of Henrietta said. "No," said her husband, J. C. Gowan. ' But a Clay county Jury, com posed entirely of men, held that she can, and awarded the wife $1,500 damages. ... This is said to be the first ease of its kind ever tried in Texas.