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MISSISSIPPI'S LIVEST LITTLE BIG NEWSPAPER. _
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY
GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 26, 1919
J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers
ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE
VOLUME 4—NUMBER 75
SUBSCRIPTION: 81 &ff5c
BIG AIRSHIP TO
BE HANDED OVER
To The Admiralty At Barrow-In
Furness By Christmas—Embodies
The Latest Improvements.
Associated Press
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Eng. Nov.
26—The airship R-80, which is of a
lagrer design than the R-34 which
recently visited the United States, is
expected to be completed and handed
over to the Admiralty here by Christ
under
orders of the government ,has been
suspended here, but a' the R-80 waS|P
95 percent finished it was decided to
The airship embodies the latest im-jg.
provements in British design. Her
hull is of stream line shape. She is
535 feet long 70 feet wide and has an
overall height of 85 feet. Her lifting
power (total) is 38 tons and our en
gines, each of 240 horse-power, will
give her a maxmum speed of 65 miles
per hour. A crew of 15 or 16 will be'
able to navigate the ship.
Airship construction,
mas.
complete her.
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Mississippi Cotton
Ginned Prior Nov. 1st
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26—Director
Sam. L. Rogers, of the Bureau of the
Census, Department of
announces the preliminary -eport on
cotton ginned by counties
sippi ,for the crops oi 1919 nd 1918.
The report was made publi for the
State at 10 a. m., Saturday, . vember
8, 1919.
(Quantities are in runnin,
counting round as half bales
ers are not included.)
County—
Adams .
Alcorn .
Amite .
Attala .
Benton .
Bolivar .
Calhoun .
Carroll .
Chicasaw
Claiborne
Clarke .
Clay .
Coahoma
Copiah .
Covington
De Soto .
Franklin
Grenada .
Hinds .
Holmes .
Humphreys ....
Issaquena .
Commerce,
l Missis
bales,
Lirt
1918
1919
3,240
4,681
7,867
5,389
3,275
61,755
3,237
6,444
7,482
5,192
2,169
5,782
37,068
6,967
4,570
14,940
3,407
5,951
19,478
21,464
12,892
: 3,105
4,581
6.674
7,607
5,615
4,458
1,873
4,018
6,949
6,367
11,051
34,687
7,432
5,493
15,188
4,759
10,971
9,397
4.470
4.994
4,964
9,437
3,358
14,311
7,128
4.674
4,327
17,207
4,242
3,791
8,305
5,893
6,541
46,394
22,297
11,528
3,052
3.470
14,916
3.994
5,085
6,057
32,106
2,701
4,037
3,599
2,176
4,421
15,524
10,969
896
_ 4,135
. 5,244
. 4,970
. 2,383
.47337
. 3,104
. 4,636
. 6,460
. 2,153
. 2,148
. 4,383
.26,524
. 4,338
......... 4,280
. 8,557
. 2,254
. 4,399
.14,482
.15,752
.11,494
. 2,255
. 3,094
. 2,289
Jasper .
Jefferson .
Jefferson Davis. 6,226
. 3,942
.... 2346
.... 3,811
Jones
Kemper
Lafayette
Lauderdale . 3,302
. 5,925
. 4,554
. 9,484
.25,349
. 6,697
. 4,557
.12,416
. 4,819
. 8367
.. 8348
Lawrence .
Leake . -
Lee .—
Leflore .
Lincoln .
Lowndes .
Madison .
Marion .
Marshall .
Monroe .
Montgomery . 3,417
. 3,950
_. 3,383
. 4,825
Neshoba .
Newton .......
Noxubee .
Oktibbeha . 1,716
.12,780
_ 7,977
. 5,761
. 3,145
Panola —
Pike .
Pontotoc
Prentiss .
Quitman .13,467
Rankin . 3,604
4393
63?0
4.535
4,560
Sunflower .36381
Tallahatchie..19,006
7,683
3,969
Tishomingo . 2,603
.12,646
. 5378
. 5,040
. 3,403
Scott ...
Sharkey
Simpson
Smith ..
Tate ..
Tippah
Tunica .
Union .
Walthall ....
Warren .
Washington .23,664
Wayne .
Webster .
Wilkinson ..
Winston .
Yalobusha ..
Yazoo .
AH other -
. 1,659
. 4,109
. 1322
_ 2,014
. 4404
_11,422
. 8,586
689,343
....535,183
Totals
PARENT-TEACHERS ASSOCIA
TION MEETING.
The Paraît Teacher Association of
the North Greenwood School will
jeaet Friday .at 3 o'clock at the school
building* An interesting lecture has
beeil arranged far Sie occasion and
are urged to be
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ALDRIDGE TRIAL
FOR SHOOTING
Alexander In Progress—Demurrer To
Boyette Indictment Sustained—De
fendant Held For Action
Grand Jury.
Circuit court today is engaged 1 with
the trial of M. L. Aldridge, on the
charge of shooting with intent to kill
- and murder D. O. Alexander, at Ber
j clair, last July. All the morning was
; devoted to securing the trial jury,
! w hich was completed at one o'clock,
; consisting of the following: W. C.
ee ^ t. E. Hooker, H. M. Goza, J. L.
Lary, W. W. Minyard, J. J. Barrow,
W. C. Frederick, E. H. Frederick, P.
Schilling, J. E. Kitts, W. J. Knight
' an( j j, j), Kent.
Messrs. Gardner, McBee & Gard
ner represent the defendant, and
Messrs. Hill & Witty are assisting
j District Attorney J. M. Forman and
County Attorney Means Johnston in
: the prosecution. The examination of
witnesses is in progress at the hour
of going to press.
Demurrer To Boyette Indictment
Sustained.
In the case of The State vs. I. E.
Boyette, charged with larceny in ten
ant, the demurrer to the indictment
was sustained by Judge H. H. Elmore,
who further ordered that the defend
ant be held under bond of $1,000.00 to
await the action of the January 1920
term of the grand jury.
Other Cases Disposed Of
In the case of the State vs. Albert
Patton charged with manslaughter, a
plea of guilty was entered and he was
sentenced to five years in the peni
tentiary.
Anna McKinney plead guilty to the
charge of murder and was sentenced
to the penitentiary for life.
Joe Lang, charged with having in
toxicating liquors in his possession,
after a plea of guilty was fined $100.
00 and 30 days in jail.
Ferris Trial Tomorrow.
The case of the State vs. C. A.
Ferris, charged with rape, is set
for tomorrow, following the conclu
sion of the trial of M. L. Aldridge for
the shooting of D. O. Alexander.
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Special Attention
Confederate Veterans
The following order has been issued
by the Headquarters Mississippi Div
ison
United Confederate Veterans:
You will see by reading the Nov
ember Veteran, that work on the his
toric monument to our only President
Jefferson Davis, has been suspended
after it had been two-thirds complet
ed, for want of funds. We are ur
gently in need of funds to complete
this monument by the 3rd of June,
1920, at which time it is proposed to
hold our 30th Annual Reunion of Con
federate Vterans in Louisville, Ky.,
so that Veterans can attend in a body
the unveiling ,which will be held at
Fairview, Ky., the birthplace of our
President on June 3rd, 1920, the date
of his birth.
We appeal to all Commanders of
Camps to call a meeting of their re
spective camps for the purpose of
raising funds for this laudable pur
pose, or take any other steps to ob
tain the results desired.
We especially appeal to the United
Daughters of the Confederacy, the
Daughters of Veterans, Sons of Vet
erans and all patriotic citizens to aid
us in this laudable undertaking.
You can send your contributions to
General John A. Webb, Jackson Miss.,
who is a member of the Jefferson Da
vis Monument Association, or direct
to John H. Leathers, Treasurer, at
Louisville, Ky. Remit by Post Office
Money order.
W. M. WROTEN, Major Gen.
JOHN A. WEBB, Adjt.
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Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Patton will leave
tonight for New Orleans, where they
will remain for several weeks. Mr.
Patton will undergo an operation. He
was wounded in the leg while in
France and has never entirely recov
ered from this trouble.
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Invitations have been issued to a
tourist party to be given tonight at
the Memorial Building by the B. Y.
P. U., Epworth League and Christian
Endeavor church societies of Green
wood.
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Mr. Ed Lewis of Greenville, will ar
rive in Greenwood tonight to attend
the dance to be given at the Elks
Club .
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Miss Myrtice Gray and brother, Mr.
Hubert Grey, left today for Thayer,
Mo., wheré they were called by the
redden death of their nephew.
_ i Ryan returned
last night from a trip to Meridian
Mr.
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THE MONUMENT
ERECTED IN hv, 'OR
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Of The Then German Emperor' Visit
To Tarnopol In 1917 Turned L to
Allied Memorial.
Associated Press
TARNOPOL, Poland, Nov. 26—The
German monument erected in honor of
the then German Emperor's visit to
Tarnopol in 1917 has been turned into
an Allied memorial.
During the occupation by the Ger
man troops the huge monument was
erected, bearing the inscription, "Wil
liam II, Emperor of Germany and
King of Prussia, stopped here on July
28, 1917."
It was a division of Polish-Ameri
cans, members of the French army
that took the town for the Poles, and
they simply added this inscription,
and July 4, 1919, the Sixth Division
of American Chasseurs entered the
town. They stayed.
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ay time' at Greenwood
Theatre Last Night
May
A capacity house greeted
time," a successful musical comdey
which was presented at the Green
wood Theatre last night. The costum
es were especially beautiful and the
electrical effects, combined
scenes of early Spring when nature
is lovliest, were charming. *
The first scene was laid in the Van
Zandt home in Washington Square,
when Ottillie, impersonated by Eileen
Van Biene, the fair young daughter
of Colonel Van Zandt, celebrates her
sixteenth birthday anniversary with
a garden party. At this gathering
her betrothal is pledged to Richard
Wayne, enacted by Worthe Faulkner.
Her father disapproves of the enga
gement and Richard is ordered form
the home and the lovers are separat
ii
with
ed.
Fifteen years elapse between the
next act and Otillie is married to her
eousin, Claude Van Zandt, played by
Russel Lennon. During the long
years of her unhappily married life
she cherishes the memory of her lov
er. He too has never forgotten the
sweetheart of his youth. The happi
ness which they missed is enjoyed by
their grandchildren. The play closes
.in a dressmaking establishment in the
twentieth century, when the costumes
are changed from the colonial to the
modern and the scenery is shifted to
the present day.
Mathew Van Zandt, the comedian,
who was strenuously opposed to pov
erty and single blessedness, to such,
an extent that he married four times,
was thoroughly enjoyed by the audi
ence.
John Hayes possessed an unusually
pleasing voice and was repeatedly en
cored. Worthe Faulkner also is a
singer of ability and pleased the audi
ence.
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HEAR MALE QUARTET FRIDAY.
When the Metropolitan Glee Chib
renders its program Friday night at
the Memorial Building, the people cf
Greenwood are to have the opportun
ity of hearing four real musicians
and entertainers. AH at these gen
tlemen are artiste'in four-part sing
ing» as Trombonists, Swiss ReB Rin
gen, and in their line at entertain
ing. Aft
tm is
FELIPE ANGELES
EXECUTED TODAY
Military Genuis Met 'Death At Hands
If Mexican Firing* Squad After
Court Martial Trial.
Associated Press
EL PASO, Nov. 26—-General Felipe
Angeles, Mexican Revolutionary lea
der and famed throughout the world
a» a military gerims was executed
by a Carranza firing squad at 7
o'clock this morning, after his convic
tion with two companies on charges
of rebellion against the Mexican gov
ernment, according to telegraphic re
ports from Chihuahua City.
Angeles won fame as the man who
perfected the French seventy five
millimeters gun and made it admit
tedly the best piece of artillery in the
world.
Angeles lately returned from Mexi
co, joining forces with Francisco Vil
la. He was eaptured last week and
taken to Chihuahua City for trial
before a court martial.
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STORES TO CLOSE
ON THANKSGIVING
Union Service Will Be Held At 10
O'clock At The Presbyterian
Church.
Thanksgiving Day will be celebrat
ed in Greenwood by the closing of
practically all the business houses in
the city and the usual number of tur
key dinners and other festivities in
keeping with the day.
Union Thanksgiving services will
be held at the Presbyterian Church
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The
service will be conducted by Dr. W.
C. Tyree.
Thanksgiving services will be held
at the. Catholic Church tomorrow
morning at 8 o'clock. The service will
be conducted by Rector John F. Cler
ico.
Thursday afternoon at 3 cfclock a
football game will take place on the
School Campus between the Green
wood and Winona High School teams.
The public schools will dismiss this
evening and will remain closed until
Monday in order that the pupils and
teachers may enjoy the Thanksgiving
holidays
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CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Thanksgiving Services at Catholic
Church tomorrow at 8 a. m. All cor
dially invited.
JNO. F. CLERICO .Rector.
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Enrico Millo Has
Filed Resignation
Associated Press
ROME, Nov. 26—Rear Admiral En
rico Millo, who acted as governor of
Dalmatia, as well as commander of
the occupation forces of that country,
has resigned the former office.
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Miss Mary Kemptou Pleasants and
Mire Camille Rodgers of Minter City

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MAY REJECT THE
OFFER GEN. HINES
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Offer Of Time And Half Over Time
Expected To Be Refused—Deny
Strike Planned.
Associated Press
eraL Hines, offer of time and a half
CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 26—Indica
tions today were that Director Gen
for overtime in slow freight service,
discussed at the conerence here with
the general chairman of the Railroad
Brotherhoods, would be rejected.
DENY STRIKE DISCUSSED.
CHICAGO, Nov. 26—Reports that
leaders of the four Railway Brother
hoods in session at Cleveland had se
cretly discussed a strike of rail
way workers in the United States by
December 1st, to enforce the demands
for a general wage increase, was den
ied today by the heads of the three
Brotherhoods.
The offer of General Director
Hines, relative to slow freight service,
was the only matter discussed at Cle
veland.
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Assignments For
Winona District
North Mississippi Conerence, held
at Aberdeen, adjourned Monday to
meet next year at Charleston.
The asignment of ministers to this
District for ensuing years was as fol
lows:
Winona District— S. L. Pope, pre
siding elder; Belzoni station, W. M.
Campbell; Carrollton circuit, R. W.
Evans; Drew station, W. N. Duncan;
Dublin circuit, J. J. Brooks; Green
wood station, R. A. Tucker; Indianola
station, C. D. McGehee; Isola circuit,
E. B. Sharp; Itta Bena station, H. M.
McKibben; Minter City and Philipp,
L. W. Caine; Moorhead station, W. S.
Shipman; Schlater circuit, O. L. Sav
age; Sunflower circuit, W. L. Graves;
Swiftown mission, John Ritchey;
Tutwiler and Glendora, W. N. Dodd;
Winona station, J. B. Randolph, H. G.
Roberts supernumerary; Winona cir
cuit, A. S. Brisco; chaplain U. S. A.,
J. A. Rudolph ;conference missionary
secretary, Ben P. Jaco.
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Miss Kate Smith
Disposes Of Farm
A deal was consummated yester
day whereby Mr. O. L. Kimbrough
purchased Valley Farm and the St.
John place, owned by Miss Kate Smith
of Nashville, Tenn. Seven hundred
and twenty-four acres are contained
in these places. The consideration
was approximately $75,000. Between
225 and 250 acres of these tracts are
in cultivation.
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Boasts Having
A Boy Preacher
Associated Press
PENZANCE, Eng., Nov. 26—Pen
boasts the distinction of pos
sessing a boy preacher .only fifteen
years old. He is W. «L* Harvey, who
delivered his first sermon at the age
âge of thirteen. He is a polished
speaker and uses no notes while
ing.

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PERMIT SALE OF
BONDED LIQUORS
This Ruling Is Made By Judge Foster
At New Orleans Who Issues
Injunction.
Associated Press
New ORLEANS, Nov. 26—Feder
al District Judge Foster today held
s that the Wartime Prohibition Act was
unconstitutional, and granted an in
junction restraining the government
officials from interfering with the
sales of bonded liquors by the Henry
Lesiher Liquor Co.
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♦COTTON MARKETS*
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NEW YOx.K COTTON MARKET
P rev
Open High Low Close C ose
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Dec. - - [37.00j37.45136.75137.40j37.43i
Jan. - - 135.95 j 36.33 35.60j 36.18136.181
Mar. - - |34.00|34.33j33.63|34 15 34.251
Closed unchanged to 10 down.
New York Spots 39.45.
NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKET
Prev.
Open High Low Close C!os
Dec. - - 38.20 38.20j3L75|38702 38.39
Jan. - - 36.25 36.50j35.83|36.40 36.55
Mar. - - 34.50 34.77|34.11|34.57 34.81
Closed 15 to 37 down.
New Orleans Spots 39.00—25 up.
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* THE WEATHER *
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MISSISSIPPI—Cloudy and much
colder tonight and Thursday; proba
ably rain.
TEMPERATURE—Highest, 70 de
grees; lowest, 65 degrees; at 7 a. m.
-50- degrees; precipitation .83; river
gauge 23.5; rise in 24 hours 0.5.
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Lot American Made
Farm Machinery
Associated Press
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 26—Two
trains bearing American-made farm
machinery are now touring the re
public demonstrating modern methods
of agriculture. The tourds being con
ducted under the supervision of the
government.
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Musician's Picture
On Postage Stamp
Associated Press
WARSAW,
Poland, Nov. 26—For
what is said to be the first time in
history the likeness of a musician has
appeared on a postage stamp. It is
that of Ignace Paderewski, president
of the Polish republic on a new issue
of Polish stamps.
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A Strike Against
24 Cents Quart Milk
Associated Press
CHERTSY, Eng., Nov. 26—So suc
cessful was the housewives' silent
strike against 24 cents a quart for
milk here, that all the dairymen are
now retailing it at 20 cents a quart.
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The Youngest
Prime Minister
Associated Press
QUEENSLAND, Australia, Nov. 26
—Edward Granville Theodore, Queen
sland's new Premier is one of the
youngest if not the youngest Prime
Minister in the world. He is 34 years
old.
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FAMOUS HEAD INN TO BE SOLD
AT AUCTION.
Associated Press
SOUTHWELL, Eng., Nov. 26—The
famous Saracen's Head inn here, in
which many American tourists have
found entertainment, is to be sold at
auction. Its history as a hotel runs
back through five hundred years.
In the early days the house was
called "The King's Arms." King
Charles, the First stayed at the Inn
during the Civil Wars. Charles sur
rendered himself to the Scottish Com
missioners on May 6, 1646, in the cof
fee room,
monarch used on the night before he
gave himself up is still well-preserv
ed. Other English kings also stopped
at the ancient hotel.
The bedroom which that
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Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Quinn left this
afternoon for Memphis to spend
Thanksgiving. _
CRISIS REACHED ,
COAL SITUATION
Drastic Steps To Be Taken by Govt.
—Definite Statement Coming
From Conference.
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Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26—The Na
tional coal situation has reached a
crises, is view of the officials here.
Drastic steps to curtail the consum
ption are in contemplation.
MORE PLANTS CLOSE.
CHICAGO, Nov. 26—Progress to
? day in the strike of bituminous coal
i miners in the twenty
I brought no material improvement i
additional industrial plants in the
Middle West are shutting down.
the South> the Regional Co al Commit
tee requested the industries which
could do so without heavy financial
loss to close down this evening until
Monday.
In the Central West, the coming of
the cold weather forecast for today is
expected to add to the discomfort.
Many cities and towns in this sec
tion are virtually without fuel. A
cold wave is also predicted for a large
part of the southwest.
TO MAKE FINAL SETTLEMENT.
WASHINGTON, Nov.( 26—A defi
nite and final statement on behalf of
the government in the coal wage con
troversy, will be made to the opera
tors and miners late today by Fuel
Administrator Garfield. A final de
cision was reached at a cabinet meet
ing today. Neither Garfield nor the
members of the cabinet would
what the decision was, but it is ex
pected that Garfield has won his point
for an increase of from twenty to
twenty five per cent in a wage in
crease, against 31 per cent proposed
by Secretary Wilson and accepted by
the miners.
sixth day.
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STATEMENT BE ULTIMATUM.
Nov. 26—Gar
WASHINGTON,
field's statement is expected to be
somewhat in the nature of an ultima
tum. The wage increase of from twen
ty five per cent is understood to be
acceptable to the operators, but doubt
is expressed as to whether the miners
approve.
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To Sign Peace
Treaty Today
Associated Press
PARIS, Nov. 26—Plenipotentiaries
of the Jugo Slavo will sign the Aus
trian Peace Treaty at 5 o'clock this
afternoon. The Bulgarian plenipo
tentiaries will sign the peace treaty
tomorrow.
The delegation will sail for home
December 6th.
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Vanderbilt Gets
Donation 4 Million
Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 26—The Van
derbilt University at Nashville, Tenn.
has been given four million dollars by
the General Education Board to effect
the entire reorganization of its med
ical school.
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Peace Delegation
Not Change Plans
Associated Press
PARIS, Nov. 26—Any delay found
necessary in the exchange of ratifi
cations required to put the German
peace treaty into effect, will not
change the plans of the American
peace delegation it was learned to
day.
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Countess Primo
Magri Is Dead
Associated Press
MIDDLESBORO, Mass., Nov. 26
Countess Primo Magri, known as
(Mrs. Tom Thumb) died here yester
day.
Free Delivery For
Congress Heights
Beginning next Monday the people
of all that portion of the City of
Greenwood known as the Congress
Heights Addition will be given the
benefit of free mail delivery. This
will prove quite a convenience to that
popular residence section of ocr city.
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To Admit Women
Oxford University
LONDON, Nov. 26—It is announced
that an effort will be made to bring
about the admission of women to the
University cf Oxford.

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