Milestones: Dec. 24, 1923

Engaged.—Cyril Hume, 23, author of Wife of the Centaur (reviewed in TIME, Nov. 12) to Miss Jane Barbara Alexander, 23, of Manhattan.

Divorced.—Princess Catherine Alexandrovna Obelensky Meletsky from Serge Prince Obelensky. She charged infidelity. She was born at St. Petersburg, 1878, a daughter of Tsar Alexander II (grandfather of the last Tsar) by his morganatic wife, Catherine Princess Dolgoruki, whom he married in 1880, one month after the 'death of his official wife, the Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna.

Died. Rear Admiral John Crittenden Watson, U. S. N., 81, retired. He...

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