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PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY
ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE .
J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers
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GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBEÈ 27, 19i9
SUBSCRIPTION: ®g§?5c 'Ä*¥g3?^
VOLUME 4—NUMBER 102
EFFORT TO MEET
ADVANCING PRICE
Manufacturing Concerns In Pittsburg Of
Selling Food And Clothing At Cost
To Their Employes.

Associated Press
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 27—A numberi
of important manufacturing concerns ;
in this city are selling food and clo
thing at cost to their employees, in
an effort to meet the edvancing price
of commodities.
One company buys for its workmen
every two weeks a carload of hams)
and bacon. This is shipped direct
from the packer to the mill, and there
sold to the men at cost, plus the trans- ,
. * .y,, . . the
portation charge. The prescident of,
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the company endorses it as one of the
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best things he has ever done for his ,
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men.
Another concern has been supply
ing many of its mill and office em
ployes with canned goods, wearing j
apparel .including overcoats and shoes '
and even children's shoes. The sav
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ing was such as to make the wage
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earners enthusiastic. ,
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Employes of another big manufact
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unng plant rented a store, stocked .
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it with groceries, bought through use
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of the company's credit, and in a few
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weeks were doing a business of $ 2 ,
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000 a day. Only employes of the com- J
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pany can buy in the store. The price
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to the buyer is first cost plus rent,
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light, clerk hire and freight. ;
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"We started with groceries," said
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the manager looking over his well
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kept store with pride," but lately we
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added such clothing as the men wear
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W 1 e a , W ° r , ' 00 " W j .. j
.a,tor shop for men, clothes and
next we are going to put m a line ot
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women s wear and such things as wo
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must have around the house. I
all
men
don't know how many of the compa
ny's 20,000 workmen buy here, but I
am sure we have among our custom- .
ers at least one representative ot ev-;
ery family.
There is still one item .however, in |
which many j
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the living cost, from
workers in the district can find no re- j
Workmen's l
lief—that o fhigh rents.
section of j
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Greenwood Grocery Co. j
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houses are scarce in every
the district.
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Truck Burned Xmas ;
An International Truck, owned by
the Greenwood Grocery Co., was bad
ly damaged by fire Christmas night
Avenue G, where it had been left
aftre miring in the mud. How the
truck caught fire is a mystery. At
effort had been made to draw the
gasoilne fro mthe tank. One theory
is that the truck became ignited from
fire works displays which occurred in
that vicinity on Chrstmas night. The
truck was damaged to the extent of
about $500
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There were 6,361,502 frams report
d at the last decennial census, val ;
wed at more than 40 billion of doll j
show more than 7,000,000 farms.
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POINTS TO THE
NEAR APPROACH
"Of A General, Deliberate And Sus
tained Attack On the Christian
Conception of Marriage."
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"Everything points to the near ap-:
proach of a general, deliberate and
sustained attack on the Christian con
Associated Press
MANCHESTER, Eng., Dec. 27
declared the
ception of marriage, 1
Bishop of Hereford in ar. address at
Manchester Cathedral on "New Ideas
of Marriage."
"The war has lowered the prestige
of marriage in the thought of many
people and visibly endangered its
character,
has been accomplished partly by en
dowing women and girls with unpre
cedented independence and forcing
them into a public prominence for
which nothing in their previous car.
had prepared them ;most of all
said the Bishop. "This
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eers
by shaking the whole fabric of civil
ised society and bringing into open
question the accepted principle of so
cial order, discrediting churches,
breaking down authority and forcing
under ruthless criticism the most inti
mate and fundamental assumptions of
conduct.
y» divorce court shows us the
ujggt of a society governed by im
M» father than by principle, swept
by the currents of self-indul
mt fhshtrn rather than pursuing a
iaatnd co u rse by the direction of
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of fermai duty."
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A CONFERENCE
OF HOUSEKEEPERS
Of Greenwood To Be Held In The
Memorial Building, Tuesday After- j
noon, Dec. 30th, At 3 O'Clock.
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the housekeepers of the whole coun
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try, has sent out a call to all the or
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ganizations of women asking their
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help. The club, believing that the
Way to a real relief will come from
a conference of housekeepers of the
Much interest was aroused at the
meeting of the Woman's Club last
Tuesday afternoon, by a communica
tion from the Treasury Department
of the government, which was read
by the President, Mrs. A. Weiler. The
government recognizing that there is
not much hope for success in its ef
fort to stop the present wave of un
precedented extravagant living, with
thus avoid a bankrupt country, with
out the co-operation of the women,
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Building on Tuesday afternoon, Dec.
f •' '
30th, at 3 o'clock. All the house
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keepers, or those interested in such
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things are urged to be present. Each
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is asked to jot down in her memory
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the ways in which she knows how to
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save, so as to be able to give it to all
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the others. It is to be a perfectly m
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formal meeting, a real conference,
that the experience of each may be
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i made to benefit all. Wont you come
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and help us to w r ork out a way to
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make a little money go a long way:
You women of Greenwood who have
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always responded, when Uncle Sam
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calls, wont you come now and help
him to help you and your friends?
V '„ re that each one who
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comes will get a real benefit from
even this one meeting.
MRS. T. R. HENDERSON,
Reporter.
towns, has arranged for a meeting of
all these women in Greenwood, to be
held in the Confederate Memorial
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.Igjp HAVE CHARACTER
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London Writer Tous Explains
Femininity Is So Peculiarly At
tracted to Ihe*.:.
Hlstorinnc who '~y to write of pr<'
historic times i >|i us that men won
women in those days by brute force.
Strength in num sMil «-nm-uls to won
en tremendously, and she likes to find
her master, in spite Of the vn:e and ;
few other things.
Bad men usually slum strength ni
Mnvbe that is why they
some sort,
are attractive to women.
Follow up the life story o * 1 nny crim
Inal you like, and you'll fit d a woman !
in the story. No matter how bad s
man may be, he can usually find r» !
woman who will believe in him. |
Why do w m .. seem to like "Blur
beards," or ar any rate bad men? i
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Take any scoundrel you may know.
and you'll find that he has character,
although it is bad. He is untroubled i
by scruples and conscience, so when he !
wants a thing he sets about getting it. |
This may explain why, in so many in
s ^ aI ^ ces ' a man steps in and
hesitated ^ou^annot get° away^rom
the old scientific law_"Like repels, un
like attracts."
There is generally something force
ful about a bad man which appeals to
a woman as strength, something primi
tive and fine. She feels the personality
of the scamp, for he possesses person
ality. Like the moth fluttering round
the candle, which gets scorched at last,
the woman who is attracted by a bad
man usually ends by being his.
She may even be aware of his bad- j
ness, and it does not repel her. In the
heart of a good woman there is always
the desire to help. She imagines that i
her power will be so great that she |
will be able to reform him.
Women seem to glory in self-sacri
fice, and they revel in making martyrs |
of themselves. The most cruelly treat
ed wife will rarely hear a word against j
her mate. She herself will tell you of
his cruelty, but beware of how you
! sympathize. It is not for you to con
■ demn.
Good women so often get the bad
men. whereas good men seem frequent
ly to woo women who are not worthy
Human nature has many
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of tbern '
kinks.—London Answers.
Important Notice.
If yon want The Daily Com
monwealth, you must pay your
subscription by the 1st of Jan
uary. We are sending out state
ments now and these bills must
be paid or your paper will be
stopped promptly. There will
be no exceptions. News print is
very scarce and all newspapers
will have to save as much paper
as possible. We are going to save
our part by stopping all delin
quents, so if you want The Daily
Commonwealth you must pay
for it.
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It required 18 months to complete
the enumeration work for the first de
cennial census in 1790. In 1920 the
Census Bureau plans to complete the
enumeration work for the entire coun
try in from two to four weeks and
announce the population Çgures in
less than three months from the date
the enumeration work is completed.

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CHRISTMAS BOOZE
WAS RIVER WAT®
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i-etails as to the transaction are , ^
lackmg. Two men representing t em- ;
selves as residents of Clarksdale vie- »
initv ™de their appearance m Yazoo
Sample In Tin, And Brought
Three Hundred Dollars!
in the price of whiskey> but the buyers
of this city who paid $300 for a pint
Yazoo County has set a new record
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of the rare beverage did so unwitting
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ly.
City Saturday and discreetly made in
quiries as to the possible purchasers
of liquor. Christmas is approachnig
and, anyway, Yazoo County has been
fairlv dry lately, when wetness other
fchan rain and riyer water are con sid
ered, and the owners of the "booze"
soon found an excellent market for
! their goods.
They had, they said, ten gallons of
! good whiskey in a keg and asked the
| small price, comparatively, of $30 a
gallon for it . Ten gallons is a lot of
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wetness, and there were those m
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Yazoo City who would pay $300 for it,
i providing the quality was good. They p]
! preferred to taste it.
| The visitors procured a car and in- ; D
vited one of the purchasers to ac
company them and make the test. v
keg was tipped a -d produced a b
ver y good qualit yof liquor. The pi
money changed hands and the keg and j n
its contents were delivered. The vis
j ket.
Just here details are a little vague,
Anyway the, the purchasers natur
i a]ly took a drink They liked it The
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a
itors explained that it was necessary
for them to get out of town at once,
for safety's sake, and because they
had other supplies. The explanation
was satisfactory, and they were told,
it is said, that additional supplies
brought this way would find a mar
keg was tipped again, but the spigot
refused to operate. The keg had the
| weight and the sound when shaken,
but it refused to pour,
j A thirsty circle of buyers, with
whetted thirsts, broke in the barrel
er, which is now entirely too plentiful
, to suit anyone who has low delta land.
—Yazoo Sentinel.
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head and found an ingenious arrange- ;
ment. Inside the bung hole was a ;
cylinder of tin which had contained
a pint of liquor. The remainder of
the barrel contained Yazoo river wat
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United States marshals acted as en
imerators at the first nine decennial
ensuses. Each marshal had as many
assistants as were necessary to prop
rly cover his allotted territory.
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Mr. Wallace Sturgis, who is a stud
! ent at the University of Virgina, is
j spending the holidays with relatives in
! Greenwood.
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Mr. T. D. Walsh of Lynchburg, Tex.
who has been the guest of Mrs. H. W.
Harris and family for the Christmas
holidays, left yesterday for his home.
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Dr. T. G. Hughes and family of
Clarksdale are the guests of Rev. and
Mrs. J. R. Hughes.
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To judge from the utterances am
activities of Dr. Nicholas Murray But
1er, he is of the opinion that another
college president in the White House
w*h>M be mn excellent thing.
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NEW YORK COTTON MARKET
Prev.
Open High Low Close C ose
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- - 36.20 36.30 35.68 35.95 36.19|
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MISSISSIPPI-Fa.r Saturas - and,
Sunday, not much change in temper-;
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Local Observations.
Temperature—Highest, 47 degrees;
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Jan.
Mar.
May - - |34.50 34.60 34.00 34.10 34.45
Closed 10 to 35 down.
New York Spots 39.25.
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lowest, 25 degrees; precipitation 0.0;
river gauge 33.2; rise in 24 hours 0.5.
Miss Annie Long Stephens,
Local Observer.
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The Greenville King's Daughters
p] an the erection of a $250,000 hos
pital for the service of the entire
; D e Jt a section of the State, and a
meeting was recently held at Green- ;
v jii e which the cause was espoused
b ythe most prominent citizens of that
pi ace . There were one hundred men
j n attendance. The matter has been
A $250,000 Hospital
At Greenville, Miss.
undér consideration for some time by I
the local King's Daughters who are
directly in touch with the inadequacy
of the present hospital facilities at j
The present "home" it is said, has
a capacity of 25 patients and an aver- j
age roll of 33 wh oare receiving treat- |
Greenville.
More than half the number ;
are taken to Greenville from points in :
the Delta outside of Washington
ment .
Congressman Humphreys
County.
was one of the speakers at the meet- i
ing held and pointed out the rapid ;
growth of the white population of the ;
section.
No subscriptions were taken at the
j recent meeting, but Senator Leroy
; Percy, and Messrs. B. O. McBee, E.
; W. Wood and C. C Dean, of Leland,
as business associates in Panthern
Burn Plantation, pledged $20,000. Two
other residents of the county pledged
a total of $15,000. The campaign for
funds is to begin in the near future.
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Douglass F. Beans
New Circuit Judge
of Circuit Court ^
The Governor has appointed Doug
lass F. Beans, of the Greenville bar,
as the successor
Judge H. H. Elmore, resigned, for this
the Fourth District, until a special
election can be held.
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Louis Marin, member of the Chamb
er of Deputies, has complied from of
ficial sources the losses of human lif
caused by the World War, fixing th
appalling total at 8,558,166.
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The Sixth Decennial Census, taken
in 1840, was the first one to cove
agricultural statistics, now one of
the most important parts of the en
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An enumeration of the mines an«
quarries of the United States wa
mads for the first time in 1840.
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FOR DECORATIONS
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Knight Board Will Follow The
Plan Adopted By Secretary
Daniels.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27—In revis
ing the list of naval decorations to be
awarded for services during the war, !
the Knight Board, Secretary Daniels
said today, would be instructed to fol
4ow generally the same policy as was..
adopted by the Secretary in revising
orf ina , Hsts At the same tim
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the Secretary said, the Board would
give full consideration to the views
! expressed by Rear Admiral Sims and !
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°' ,,cr hl S h offic.als who objected to
the manner m which the decorations
thus far announced were awarded.
Secretary Daniels announced last
night he had ordered the Knight j
Board reconvened to consider data
bearing on the recent awards and
make recommendations for further
awards.
Associated Press
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; The funeral of Mr. Sloan Stoud,
who died Christmas Eve in Lexing
ton, Va., where he was attending the
V. M. I. was held here this afternoon :
a t 2 o'clock at the residence in North
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Funeral Sloan Stroud
Held This Afternoon
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I Greenwood. The service was con- ;
ducted by Dr. W. C. Tyree and Rev.
L. W. Rose. Interment was made in
j the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
The active pall-bearers were:
Messrs, Jim Mann, Steve Barnwell,
j Finley Anderson, Richard Pettey, Joe
| Mathews, Bob Best, John Ferguson,
; George Bell and Vassar Hemphill;
: Honorary pall-bearers, Messrs. R. C.
McBee, G. M. Barrett, J .E. Mann, Gid
Montjoy, Jr., C. E. Saunders, G. P.
i Elliott, John Pettey.
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V. M. I. MOURNS DEATH.
LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 27 ( Spec
ial To The Commonwealth)— Mr.
Sloan Stroud of Greenwood, Miss.,
died at the hospital of the Virginia
Military Institute Wednesday, Decern- j
ber 24th of pneumonia, after a short
illness of one week. His death came
as a severe shock to the entire corps
of cadets, for he was one of the most I
popular men in the school. His moth
er and father were with him when the
known to be seriously ill ,his death ;
was unexpected and the feeling of j
grief was heightened by the tragic !
and unexpected termination of his ill
end came. Though Mr. Stroud was
Mr. Stroud entered the Virginia !
^ Military Institute in the fall of 1917
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ness.
a s a member of the class of 1921. He
soon became one of the leading fig
ures in his class as a brilliant student j
and a player on the Varsity base ball
team. It is with the sense of the ;
deepest grief and pain that his fellow
cadets mourn the irreparable loss of
this beloved comrade.
The body left Lexington Christmas
morning for Greenwood, where the
funeral will take place Saturday.
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The statistics gathered by the Cen
sus Bureau in regard to farms ar
used quite extensively by the Depart
ment of Agricuiaure in its work o
aiding farmers.
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Take The D» îto Commonwealth.
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FRENCH DEMAND
CROWN PRINCE
He Wilt Be Included In List Of Per
sons Whose Surrender For Trial
Will Be Requested.
Associated Press
LONDON, Dec. 27—Frederick Wil
l'am, former German Crown Prince,
will be included in the list of persons
whose surrender for trial will be de
manded b ythe French, acrording to
an unofficial report of a recent meet - 1
ing between the British law officials
and the French under the Secretary !
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of Military Justie.
"DEMAND CROWN PRINCE.

The former Crown Prince, it is said,
will be charged with criminal offens
es including, looting and robbery with
violence in France. It appears that no
further decision has been reached re
garding the case of the former Em
peror William.
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Will Amalgamate
Royal Air Force
Associated Press
LONDON. Dec. 27—Plans have
been made to amalgamate the Lon- j
d°n Royal Air Force Club with the (
NewYerk Royal Air Force Club, and
Sterling Pyle, President of the Ne^ !
^ ox 'k Club, has been here arranging ^
the an ob ^ ect tae !
rr„ t r d relations i
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Effort to Raise
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HAMILTON, BERMUDA, Dec. 26 ,
—A vigorous effort to raise the ban !
on motor cars has failed . The House
of Assembly voted 17 tol5 against it. :
For a tleast another year Bermudians j
and visiting tourists will continue to
walk, ride a bicycle or drive a horse '
as of yore.
Since little Nantucket capitulated
to the forces of progress this colony j
has held an aln J t uni posjtion in
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its oppositon to the use of automo
bles.
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The Ban Fails
Associated Press
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James Rose Troup!
Associated Press
HARROW, Eng., Dec. 27—James
Rose Troup, the last survivor of the
famous Emir Pasha Relief Expedition
recently died here.
When Stanley was arranging his
expedition to relieve Emir Pasha, who
was shut up in Central Africa, Mr.
Troup was engaged as transport offi
: eer, and was the only survivor of a
camp which Stanley formed at Y'arn
buya, after penetrating 2,000 miles i
: into the interior.
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The Development
Of Hydro-Aviation
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iate development of hydro-aviation
will be undertaken in the Argentine ;
Associated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 27—Immed
nav y as a result G f the gift of four
* be l a t es t types of hydro-airplanes
from the Italian government; the ma
chines were used by members of the
Italian aviation mission sent to this
country sevei'al months ago to give
exb -; b jti 0 n flights at the Argentine
aviation &chooL
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The Women Only
Ask A Square Dea
y !
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I Ratify the National Amendment
giving women the ballot:
The amendment reads:
Section 1. The right of citizens
; of the United States to vote shall not
j be denied or abridged by the United
! States or by any State on account of
sex.
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Congress shall have
! the power by appropriate legislation
to enforce the provisions of this RT"
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Section 2.
tide."
Nineteen States have ratified. Th<
j amendment will become part of the
constitution of the United States whe:
; ratified by the Legislatures of thirty
six States,
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It will come before the
next session of the Mississippi Leg
Fifteen States have given
women. In
islature.
full suffrage to their
twenty-nine States women have pres
dential suffrage.
Mississippi women ask your sup
Miss. Ratification Com.
The Census Bureau prints a specia
supplement for each State in the Un
containing all the census figure |
elating to the State in question.
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XMAS CHEER" IS
CAUSE OF DEATHS
Scores Died Throughout Country
Çrom Drinking Wood Alcohol To
Celebrate Christmas.
Associated Press
NEW YORK, Dec. 27—federal
agents, health authorities and police
in many of the Eastern cities
stirred into action today against traf
fie "whisky" made from wood alcohol,
1 following a wave of deaths and blind
ness from this cause. In Connecticut
! and Massachusetts' the death list of
; victims of Christmas "cheer" totalled
i at least 41.
were
Officials state that it is probable
that unreported cases occcurred by
the score throughout the country. A
general warning has been issued aga
inst anything passing for whisky in
saloons and a scientific fight against
the poisonous substitute for liquor
has Wen started in New York.
Ar
mrests are expected here in connection
! with the deaths in Massachusetts and
Connecticut.
MANY DEATHS IN CHICAGO.
CHICAGO, Dec. 27—Approximately
ly 35 deaths have occurred here since
July 1st, due to drinking wood alco
hol as a beverage. The men who sold
j WQO(J alcohol to the men who died af .
( ter drinking it >have held by
the jury Qn murder cha rges.
! piye victims as a result of wood al .
^ cobo j are (j ea( j here, one dying and
! several ill as a result of Christmas
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Coroner HoffmaVi estimates
1 orgies.
the number of victims of this drug
since July 1st .twenty eight or thirty.
DEATHS NUMBER 54.
CHICOPEE, Mass., Dec. 27—Addi
tional deaths today here in Holyoke,
Springfield and Hartford, Conn., in
I creased the number of victims of
, WO od alcohol poisoning as a result
! 0 f drinking a concoction marketed for
the Christmas holidays to fifty four
: w ith others reported seriously ill,
j b ij n ded or dying.
24 DEATHS CLEVELAND.
' CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 27—Deaths
here due to drinking Denatured Alco
b ol during the present month, totaled
j twenty four
twcnty four '
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Marshal Foch Will
Decline Candidacy
Associated Press
PARIS, Dec. 27—Marshal Foch has
informed the Republican committee of
i Ministers that he will déclin the offer
of the condidacy to the Senate, ac
cording to the Matin.
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Hun Prisoners Want
New Iron Crosses
BERLIN, Dec. 26—Many returned
German prisoners are applying to the
military department for new iron
crosses, saying the originals were
: taken from them by the Entente. Not
a single prisoner so far as is known
has admitted that he often and gladly
sold his Iron Cross to the American
soldiers or took a bag of tobacco for
for it with enthusiasm.
The German government demands
proof that the crosses were actually
taken.
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THINK POLITICS
BEING PLAYED
That Is Opinion Expressed By Ger
man Cabinet In Discussing The
Entente Note.
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Associated Press
Entente's last note, demanding
BERLIN, Dec. 27—(Friday)—The
the
signing of the protocol to the peace
treaty was discussed by the cabinet
In official circles, the note, it
today,
j s j s regarded as evidence that
the Supreme Council is playing poli
t i C s. The German reply is expected
to suggest that the second protocol
definitely establishing tonnage in
demnity demanded for the sinking of
the German war ships at Scape Flow,
be signed simultaneously with the or
iginal protocol.
-O
I
Socialists Being:
Driven From Omsk
government in Irkusk Siberia, where
Kolchak All-Russian government es,
tablished headquarters, are being dri
ven from Omsk, according to news re
ceived in French official circles. The
Revolutionists took possession of
| Irusk Station on the Trans-Siberian
Associated Press
PARIS, Dec. 27 — Revolutionary
Socialists, who formed a committee
I Railway, the reports states.

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