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THE NEWS SCIMITAR. PAGE THREE. POUCH KEY LEADS J. U. S. SLEUTHS TO GREAT CAPTURE Trail Clerk Thousand Miles for Seven Months-Recover Part of Sum Stolen From , Locked Pouch. The relentlessneaa with which Uncle 6am aleutha stick to a trail again has been Illustrated. The latest instance ;of the vigilance of the operatives of the posiomce department follows a trail more than a thousand milon lnnor from the alkali flats of A rUona to a safety deposit box in a Memphis bank. Once again, me postal inspectors have nabbed their man a railway mail clerk and they have recovered 5,450 of the $8,600 which disappeared from a registered mail pouch more than seven months ago. . , . Accident which never plays a part In the detective yarn of the magasines, was responsible for the successful cul mination ot the $8,600 case which Postal inspectors MarK Williams and F. E. .Tarvis ferreted out. The man under arrest for the $8,600 theft was nabbed for the theft of a suit of clothes from a parcel post package. As a matter of ordinary procedure, the Inspectors searched his personal effects. They i found a "phoney" rotary mail pouch key, such as registered pouches are locked with, and also two safety de posit box keys, bearing the 'numerals "287." There was no imprint-upon the keys to designate the bank which con tained the safety deposit vault Nor was the city given. Check of the record of the mall clerk arrested revealed that he had two names Wllvon IC Dowtin and H. I Jones. He also was a member of the crew which handled the mail of March 4, 1920, Into El Paso, Texas. It was on this date that a registered package if containing $8,600 in currency, dlsap- neared, en route from the First National ' bank of Los Angeles to the National City bank of New York city. The r sum of $300 was found la Dowtln's room. Persistent search for the missing $8, 600 had been carried on for seven months, when Dowtin, alias Jones, was arrested for a parcel post theft. The search of his belongings started i the postal Inspectors on a still hunt for the safe, deposit box -which bore number 287, wherever It might be located. Banks at El aPso, JSisbee, Ariz., and Douglas, Ariz., did not contain the vault they searched for. But when the Inspectors discovered that Dowtin made frequent trips to Memphis, where h e was supposed to fcave relatives, they transferred their learch 'to Memphis banks. Jarvls Is w lonnected with the San Krancisco di vision of the railway mail service, while Williams is with the Austin division at El Paso. Thev located box No. 287. at the North Memphis Savings bank, rented tinder the name of H. L. Jones. The turning of their key revealed the sum of $5,450 in currency. Dowtin, a Has Jones, already had been placed Under $5,000 bond for the parcel postt heft. He probably will be prosecuted In a Texas federal court within a month for the theft of the $8,500 registered p ack age. The money was placed in a rotary pouch In Los Angeles, alqng with four other registered packages. It received No. 1127 by the click of the rotary lOek on the pouch. Each jtimo such a pouch is clpsed a new number clicks up. When the pouch arrived in New York, No. 1128 wrji showing on the indicator. The postal officials knew that the pouch had been tampered With while on Its way to New York, The search was begun. The end came In sight when the ispectors found the "phoney" rotary pouch key among Dowtin's effects. It is against the federal statute to have such a key In one's possession, and the punishment may be 10 years In a (ederal penitentiary. Dowtin is supposed to have lived In Memphis about two years ago, when he was employed as a railway mall clerk on the Louisville & Nashville ralll road, running between this city and Bowling Green. He went to El aPso from Memphis. SUES CITY OF PADUCAH ' FOR DEATH OF HIS SON PADUCAH, Ky., Sept. 16. (Spl.) Suit for $50,000 damages has Been filed In McCracken county qircuit court by W. W. Ivey, of Graves county, against the Paducah Electric company and the city of Paducah. Ivey asks this sum in reparation for the death of his son, Charles Ivey, 21 years old. Young Ivey is alleged tohave been electrocuted here at the corner of Second and Broadway, when he came In contact with a "white way" electric lighting post, which, It is claimed, had become charged with a high voltage of electricity. It is aliened the cltv nermltted an unsafe white wav pole to stand as an obstruction on one of its streets. The suit alleges that the city knew the post was charged 66 TIPPAH COUNTY, MISS., SCHOOLS JOJjPEN NOV. 1 BtTJE MOUNTAIN. Miss.. Septi 18 (Spl.) On Monday, Nov. 1, the 66 public schools for white children and the 17 for negroes In Tippah county will begin their first six months' term and this will also be the first year of school work since the passage of the compulsory attendance law for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14 years. Tippah also has six high schools, one agricultural high school, and five consolidated rural schools. The Aggies opened this session with an enrollment of 110 boarders, which is the largest enrollment in the history of the school. MY FIRST DOLLAR; ' HOW I EARNED IT." Told By Mmphlana to McDowell. Illustrated By Holt. Fred Colltna has been a banker and a money maker all his life. He started in at the age of eight, with a scheme which netted him his first dollar. At that time he was at hla home in Milan, Tenn., whre his father conducted a bank. Through an agreement he con tracted with his dad to have charge of t)e exchange of new money for old. Torn and tattered dollar bills were ex changed for bright new silver dollars. A discount ot about 10 per cent was the profits' for young Collins. Today he is the vlce-trcsldont of the Bank of Commerce in Memphis. Branching out In his financial ven tures more and more, he started at the age of nine to invest in cattle, his stock being one calf, purchased at the price of $2. He then kept the "critter" for some time and sold It for $4.60. But as this business was a little ex citinar and uncertain, he returned to the oank for his spare time. After grauuation irom ine nign schools ana college, he became a partner in the bank and remained there for 46 years, coming to Memphis in July, 1919. Collins, after coming from Milan, took up as his pet hobby in Memphis the contests at the gun club. It was while out at the club one dav that he heard the first of the matinee races at the driving park. Today he has for gotten about shooting and Is to be found every Saturday at the driving park. The love for fine horses was handed down from his father, who (was an owner of some of the finest horses in tne isoutn. A baseball came will attract Mr. Collins once in a while, but it has to be a good one. Big Fireworks Display To be held at great fair Sept. 26-Oct. 2. Attend and smoke Samelson's Epoca cigars. All-Havana. Two for 25c and UP- . adv. TO ADD 20 CLERKS TO POSTAL STAFF Due to the ranid Increase In th business handled through the Memphis posiomce, me postoince department has authorized the postmaster to add 20 new clerks by Oct. 1. During the last six months the business handled through tne postemce in tnis city nas increased by a big percentage. The addition of 20 new clerks will greatly relievp the present Btraln. See the Pluck of the Big Mack -Truck In "What's. Your Hurry" At the Strand, Sept. 19-25 RHEUMATISM! Kidney Trouble and Malaria Relieved by OCEAN HOT DRY SALT VAPOR BATHS 3d Floor Odd Fellows' Bldg. Main and Court Sts. Kesmoi for tired aching feet For CTateful relief from that mvnllen. dry nd stiff sensation, bathe your feet with ResinolSoap and Atfwater. Then pply Resinol Ointment, rubbing it in thoroughly and allowing it to remain on for ten or fifteen minutes or over night, if possible. Thu mild trntment ririly fails to loothe ind In-vil-orala tired, iching feet. All drugriiu tell Rastnol Sop and Ointment. RESTORING PLACES The first restaurant is said to have been established in Paris about 1765. A cook named Boulanger was the proprietor; and he used this device to herald his purpose: "Come all ye that labor with the stomach, and I will restore you." The one word, CHILDS, con' veys the-same meaning today, for the CHILDS restaurants are literally restoring places. NotMnf Ska a tup of CHILDS parUhisg InriaoratiBC foff to raters thm .rj ma or body. if t ua r 6-8 Narlk Ofipuilt Exchanga Building I 4 "V ' '4"'J--4.. 3 I 4 On Savings Accounta On Time Certificates Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. 158-158 MADISON AVE. Resources $7,000,000 Loew's Lyceum. Jonla, exponent of Hawaiian dances, and her band of native musicians, la one of the outstanding features on the bill which opens Thursday at Loew's Lyceum. Bhe is an artist tn dancing; tne lamoua hula and other vartetiea ol Hawaiian atylea. Charles. Deland, featured with many Broadway successes, and Kathryn Blair, a comely younk woman, will offer a clever comedy skit called "Breaking; It Gently." Roach and McOurdy, repre-. J sentlng; two rube comedians, have an assortment of burlesque magic, some last taiK ana songs. Adelaide Booth v and' Charles Ever deea will give Impressions gained at the movies. Kramer and PattUon are physical oulture experts. The feature film Is "Her Honor the Mayor," starring Eileenr Percy. The photoplay deala with politics in a West ern city, and snows how a woman cleaned up a trann of politicians. The personal appearance Friday of the diminutive screen star. Madge Ev ans, is creating no end of interest among movie rans. Maago J-Jvans will make an intimate talk at every show Friday. In connection with her appearance a nat ural color mm win be shown. New Lyric. There are hosts of pretty songs In the famous Delfcven comic opera "Robin Hood," which, Ralph Dunbar is bringing to tne ew i,yric tor inree days, start lng next Thursday. There ia a graceful yet hilarious dance chorus, "A Morris Dance you Must Entrance," in the first act and a characteristic and lively song by Friar tuck, at wnicn ne oners at auction ale, venison and homespun, followed by the third number, a t humorous pastorlal. the milkmaid's song the "Sheriff" of fering, a buffo basso with chorus: " anr the Merry Sheriff of Nottingham' ia a favorite. "O Promise Me," rendered by Alan-a-Dale. ia one of the ble feature num. bers of the opera. Then there is the armourer's aong. "Let Hammer on Anvil King," Little Johns unctuous apostrophe to the nut brown ale; "And It's Will Ye Quaff With Me, My Lads;" "When a Peer Makes Love to a Damsel Fair," and the vivacious quintet "When iite seems Maue 01 rains and Pangs, I Sing My foo-ral-loo-ral-loo." Orpheum. There comes "Frivollcs" with no less a grand master of the' dance as Its sponsor than William Seabury, who not only is a producer, but the principal ex ponent. Two of the greatest creators ana exponents or terpsichore now be fore the public are William Seabury and Billle Sha. For some time they appeared jointly in vauaevuie. miss rinaw presented a revue of her own and Seabury Is follow ing with his "Frivollcs." for which he has assembled a remarkable Httle com pany of six comely girls, himself and Buddy Cooper. . i The girls re not chorus girls. They are soloists ana eacn nas a reputatum of her own. They are the Hope Thiers, , . , im $395 For a standard, brand new upright piano, in beautiful mahogany case, bench to match. Our stock is limited. Better buy at once. Convenient terms. 1 1 Klsle LaMont, Rose Stone. Doris Lee and Lillian Stone. There la special mu sic by Billle Shaw and Buddy Cooper, and there la an elaborate atage setting. In all "Frivollca" la Juat what Sea bury saya it is a mualcai rainbow, col orful In beautiful girls, croony tunea and elaborate settings. OFFICERS RAID HOME TO CONFISCATE WHISKY PADUCAH, Ky, Sept. 1. (Spl.) Federal prohibition agenta assisted by the police raided the residence of B. O. Robertson, this city, and confiscated five gallons of whisky. In the seizure the offlcera allege they were- resisted by Robertson's wife and children, who, it is claimed, attempted pour out the contents of the jugs which were found. 4 Robertson was not at hla home and, it ia said, has been in htdlnar since a raid waa made several weeks ago at which time whisky was seized. They suspect Robertson of smuggling whisky in.. trom .Tennessee. People To Vote On Extending Limits Of Crystal Springs OUST A L SPRINGS. Miss.. Sept. It. (BpL) The mayor and board of alder- men held a special meeting Monday Bight to take definite action in the matter of extending the corporate liny its from lta present limits of one mile square to a llrrlt of two miles square. In order to avoid Incurring expenses In the matter the mayor and board ordered an initiative petition to be gotten up and when thla petition is signed by 10 per cent of the quali fied electors of the town the board will order an election to be held In the matter. There Is doubt about getting the re quisite number of taxpayers to sign the oetltlon and one of the liveliest elec tions ever held in the town will be OUR better results on clean ing rug$, draperies and curtains do not merely happen to be so Kraus has the equip ment arid skill to do better work. The Kraui-Way " (it's Different) Costs No More Phone 150 for a White.Cap Man mm TREE PABCTJL, POST SERVICE The Low Heel Be careful extremely care ful about going suddenly . from a high heel toa low 1 heel. More cases of fallen arches are caused by neg lect of this precaution than perhaps any other one error. ' When the muscles of the foot and leg have become ac customed to the high heel, a sudden drop puts a severe tension on the leaders or tendons, forcing the bones of the foot to separate. Painful and lasting Injury In produced, and Immediate attention should be given by a competent orthopedist. ( ' Dr. Geo. D. Scherer, Doctor of Chiropody- and Orthopedics, prescribes without charge for any foot trouble, and will ad vise whether a change from high to low heel may be at tempted without danger. You cannot afford to overlook this opportunity to guard against a possible permanent injury. Banister's, Baker's, Clapp's, Acme tf Perfectlen. S rices to suTt every need, but nly the Best of the Best. Die Shoe Shop of the South IVt IIV1 Vf 1 MAIN ST. For Haifa Century The Hosiery. Shop or tne douto iiii'jminfflii'ii'Piiiiiiiiniii'niii'iiiiiiiiiiNiii'iiii 'I ' PI Hli i ! i i l.ll! ! II I!' :;iiitiiiiiimiiii;:iimNimjmii,;tium WMii as araiiwiiiM mmmwm precipitated when the order la made by the board. The board Is taking ac tion in the matter on account of the encroachments being made by outly ing districts on the attendance of the publlo achool In town and also on ac count of the fact that Just eouth of town Ilea Kreedmantuwn with a mnm- latlon of about 1.000 negroes, that the board thinks needs protection, and also i no. it that th.- town nds protection agnlnst a yxrl deal of lawlessness which exists in this district, and at preaent the mu- tpa.1 authorities are powerless to con- rEO-TIIODNAX INCORPORATED MEMPHIS. TENNESSEE. Waltham, Elgin, Hamilton and Illinois Watches Pocket and Bracelet Models AN ACCURATE WATCH is desirable in every walk of life. To the railroad engineer it is essential; the lives of others depend upon the accuracy, of his timepiece. To the busy business man it means keeping engagements, and being "on time" is required of the traveling man, for trains wait neither for tide nor man. ,. 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They're not flamboyant or exaggerated or freakish but just brisk, clean-cut and new looking. V I I Young men preparing to go to college will surely be Interested in the may new models we are showing which are youthful without being extreme Prices $50 an up The Modern Store With the Old Fashioned Coqrteay HI KbKV HIIOKH XJNK HO GOOD. We are going to have the pleasure of having with us the charming movie star, Madge Evans I She will visit our Millinery Salon, on Tomorrow, Friday, September 17th, ' from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and invites every little girl in Memphis and vicinity to come in and talk with her and let her present each one with her photpgraph. i j . ... a This famous little lady not only models the much renowned "Madge Evans" hats the hats which bear her. name, but wears them In films. So come in and help us make her time with us pleasant. "Madge Evans" Hats exclusively here The John Gerber Company