THE NEWS SCIMITAR.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1920. I
' PAGE TWO.
The Adventures of Ann
By HAll COFFMAN
t'opM-iflit, 1920. lnUrnullonn1 Feature Sen ico. Inc.
i. A" (BIT
.,..,,.... ,,r;.E:rr .,,,., smmKk
Term As Deserter;
Says He Was Spy
WA8H1NOTON, Dee. 31. John A.
Willera, a former captain In th. army,
who. when arrested In New York Deo.
7. claimed ha had acted as a Oerman
spy while serving with the American
force, has been convicted by court
martial of desertion from the army and
sentenced to five years In the federal
penitentiary at Leavenworth, it was
announced today at the war depart
ment. Wilier still is to be tried on
charms of theft and embesslement.
The former captain, who said he had
come to the United States an agent of
me uerman government, Is charted
with absconding with 15.000 of the
funds of his company on Dec. It, 1911.
His command. Company I,, of the 48th
Infantry, then was stationed, at Camp
Sevier, Greenville, 8. C.
Cocktail Wars Served by Harwood's Valet and Ann's Father Was Much Impressed.
QUITS AS SLEUTH
W. D. Carpenter, detective sergeant
for three years, turned in his star Fri
day afternoon. He will engage in all
ot hei line of work. He resigned recently.
Carpenter, an officer for zn J,ar.
has been connected with government
offices, railroad special agent work and
wltah sheriffs offices. He was Instru
mental a few months ago in the capture
of John Brockman, known as "the rail
He aided also In the clearing up of
the 150,000 department store robberies
here. He engaged recently in a sen
sational pistol battle with thieves at
tempting to rob the Kerrler drug; store,
McLemore avenue and College.
MUST GIVE RIVAL
CREDIT FOR TOLLS
WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. The West
ern Union Telegraph company was or
dered today by the interstate commerce
commission to extend credit for tons
on messages transferred to It from the
Postal Telegraph company. The com
mission said the practice of the West-
t-rn Union In refusing such credit while
extending credit on messages when ten
dered otherwise than through the Pos
tal, Including those of the name send
ers, was an unreasonable practice,
"If the Western Union should at
any time have reason to question the
responsibility of the Postal," said the
commission, it may secure ltseir by
requiring an appropriate bond or other
To Cure a Cold tn One Day
Take Grove's LAXATIVE BROMO
QUININE tablets. The genuine bears
the signature of E. W. Grove. 30c.
; CHAPTER 50.
' Ann's father, like many other men,
had never done anything for him
Belf Just drifted along with the hope
that someday, something would "turn
up' to protect them from the rainy
day bound to come to all men who
will not use their bvains to steer
them into the inevitable future. As
Ann's father listened to Harwood's
honeyed words about the episodn
aboard the yachtduring which
Ann's father had been oblivious to
his surroundings he pretended to
understand all about it. Harwood's
valot served them cocktails cock
tails such as only Harwood's valet
Mr. Sheridan sat upon a lounge in
Harwood's apartment, seconscious
and afraid, like one who' is awed.
Ann's father like many other fath
ers, had held his job It had always
been Just' a Job and always would
be. as far as Mr. Sheridan was con
cerned whose idea of anything In
the work line was: "getting by with
as little resistance as possible.'
All the world over you can find
men of Sheridan's type the easy
going, "never try for themselves"
sort of men that go doww to the end
nf things with their Ideas when tney
have any, "to do it tomorrow." The
tomorrow never comes. As Har
wood flicked the pile of crisp bank
notes through his fingers Ann's
father was looking and thinking hard
(To Be Continued.)
"Buddies" at Lyric.
The Selwyns' production of "Bud
1 dies," which will be seen at the Lyric
' tonight, tomorrow night and matinee
on New Year's (lay. won the heart of
New York by the tenderness of Its love
stot-y; Its scintillating flushes of humor;
Its touches of pathos, and the wonder
ful'y melodious quality of the music
which B. '. HMIiiim has woven Into
(Jeorge V. Hnbart's delightful tale of a
maid of Brittany and her painfully shy
"Buddies" Is a comedy with mualc
which assembles various doughboys aft
er the armistice In a peasant home In
Brittany; sets in play their homely
and hearty humor, sentiment and spir
its; leads them through flavor-mime
anecdotes and follows ii particular the
fortunes of a lad too bashful to speak
his love for the French girl who gently
and whimsically "understands." For
the Interpretation of the singularly hu
man quality of its humor and the
charm of -its Interpolating music the
Selwyns are sending here . a flawless
cast of players headed by James Marshall.
"Clarence" at Lyric.
Booth Tarklngton's comedy of "Clar
ence" will be presented at the tyrlc
theater for the first time In Memphis
Monday and Tuesday. with special
matinee performance on Tuesday, by
George C. Tyler's company.
Clarence (Robert ArHmiO. a hettle
expert and entomologiM. listed in
"Who's Who," returning from the war
as it was In Texas Ik taken home
by Mr. Wheeler (Kdward Donnelly! to
serve as a sort of man-about-the-houae.
He tunes the piano, repairs the Imt
water heater, and so unusually attrac
tive Is his profile and his behavior that
17-year-old Cora (Unth Meroi. her
governess (Florence Fair, and the
Swedish maid, suffer palpitations of
the heart whenever Uln boot-sl' OH erlio
through the house. Hobby lTh'tm:n
Kelly), the l!-year-old "centlcman." of
course, frown on all this, belu-vini;
himself in love with the prVty Inv
erness, takes oeeasion to voire the b -Ish
sneers which Turklntftnn vritr o
well. And when Vioiet. the governess,
finally 'leaves the Wheeler Household
to aid Clarence a hia v. if In his cour
ageous finht iiKtiiiiNt potato lem. yoini?
Bobby's tragic outburst pn vide one
of the theater's real m.imriiK
Headed by "Cheer Vp." i pi..', i ;. us
bill, the new vaudeville oil. !,.
Loew's Btate the final b.iif. i.r, .!
sstiafylng to the fi;st nichi i u I " .
Thursday. "Cheer l'r is !' -wald
& Herman offennir a".l Hair .,
North and Huth Noble -!,er wi'h
a quartet of girli are feiitin.- l Thurs
day's audiences could reailiW1 ur-'Ierstaivl
why !cw chose the art t open toft
new Ottawa. Canada. 1 1 . ; i L . r recently,
as it is one well worth fei m:.
Also on the bill for the final half i
Pearl F Abbot Co.. v.-ho off.- .i uovl
and well-artci' ! l-t. 'Silver
Threads. " Bi.b -Vint.'. Wiled as "the
whistling duuglib." h.if son.o wonder
ful effects and nualitie.i. ut suff' is
coming so closely afu-r Kolwr: 'Isle..,
the mi, -lie. who riosed her,. elne..-,lay
night. CouVioy wtlti-os ;-o.l 1 isusy have
a novel act. .show'!!.- V.-s,.rn frolus
In ail their varied .U) !-. . a il '.I'itou
and Ktlir.oht, wit'i "H"vll ..( Son
sens ' clor-e the b 1' . itti a really
fumy lire of chatter a: 1 nonsensical
The f.ature picture '' ' I'lurit'er "
with George Walsh in t.,e had. The
story is a tenae oi ' . well told and
vividly ena.-.ted ,y Walph and a com
petent cast of assistants.
Farmers Seek Lower
Rail Freight Hates
There tr.ov. 't.ent afoot
among farmers, particularly of the
Northwest, for lower ru I fiviulo rates
without which, farmers of tuat see.
tlon of the country r.vf t. II. y wi'l
be ruined. In the fa -e ,.f raVr.!. prler-.-
Alfalfa from Idaho n Momar has
ceased to he shipped mil of those M.Vo,.
the present tariffs and low prices mak
ing such traffic prohibitive
Chambers of commerce all over the
West and Northwest, as well other
leading farmers' associations, are han.l
Ing together to petition congress and
the interstate commerce comintssiui of
the various states to help alleviate the
present strain arising from those in
equalities In the face of all that, It In claimed,
the railroads are contemplating stil
another lncref.se In rail freight rated
In some sections of the Northwest It
costs as much as llfl a ton to ship a
2l ton of alfalfa, figures furnished by
the farmers show. 1
If the Memphis public Is not satis
fied with the quality of service rendered
by the Cumberland Telephone company
an opportunity is offered to register
complaints with Commissioner Horace
Johnsbn In his 'office st the city hall.
The onlv obligation resting upon tho
patrons of the company Is that they
shall appear, fill out blanks and testify
to lack of efficient service and make
affidavits. No expense for the individ
ual i involved. W. P. Armstrong, city
attnrnev. said FTlday that unless the
public called to register complaints the
city did not feel that It could consist
ently carry on its campaign before the
utilities commission to secure better
Tom Mix returned to Loew's Lyceum
Thursday for three days in a new
thriller. "The Texan." Capacity audi
ences greeted tho favorite in the Rft
ernoon and voted the picture most sat
isfying. Mix plays one of his usual
roles, saves an Kastern girl and her
sweetheart from a "bad man" and his
.ang, only to 1ob his chances of mar
rving her finally. Mix gives some won
derful exhibitions of riding, roping and
shooting in the picture.
In addition to the feature, a rattling
comedy, one of the "comiclaasics,'' is
shown. 'Pictorial Life" contains some
Interesting views of the making ef
kewpte dolls and the weather man In
William S. Hart's new picture, "The
Testing Block." a thrilling slory of a
bandit in the early days of California.
Is winning new admirers at the Strand
theater Hill flchts seven men of his
band to save N-lly from their em
braces, then, maddened by liquor, he
forces her to marry him. Thus he
f.ml.i "his trtding block" and becomes
,i irl man Miss Novak heads a great
supporting ast. "The Testing Hlock"
is said to l e the best picture thus far
made by Mr Hurt, who also Is the
"A llomant'e Adventuress" is Hor
othv 1' ilioa s latest phntndramn. which
Is the current attraction at the Ma
jestic the.i'ir The play gives Miss
!;,!:. n a n ;i. for which she is well suit
, d. She is ast as tv pretty society
girl wbos, n, ither aspires to a wedding
ot wea.th. tth'lc the girl develois'S a
...manc. i ha is not at all suited to her
in, l'i i . ta:tis Til- nettings are In
loteicn t ho i : :i'id h:ie be a hatid
someU ; l od'.i ' d
Olio ..f t,e "Ills
to SUW'Oll ! P'.piJ
mm ro.'.iding ' .'i '.
. s ol. t odi a m;i .
now pL.ym :it t
1- is .', Ul
IM s ' S er Si lo, ted
l.u' Will be Sirll
I.Vt I S in her new -
i ( :inv. and inrludes
For College Here
About 135.00(1 has been collected to
date, of (he tfinO.000 nledced to the fund
for the Presbyterian college, which will
soon be located In Memphis, according
to L. C. Humes, of the Guaranty Bank
and Trust company, who is treasurer
of the fund. .
No decision as to the location of the
college has been made. The trustees
will meet April 1 and select a sue tor
the college, Mr. Humes stated. The
site near the West Tennessee State
Normal school has been suggested as a
Collections have been called for a
little early and some of the larger con.
tribtitioiib have not yet been received
Ml. Hujries stated.
P.OANOKK, Va., Dec. 81. Preliminary
hearing was waived in police court this
morning by T. i.nesier riecK. cnargeu
nelih manslaughter In connection with
the, death of Mrs. 1. L. Davis, killed
last Monday afternoon when struck by
an automobile driven Dy me oeienaiuu.
Fleck was sent on to the corporation
court grand jury, which meets next
Tuesday, Ills bona ot j,uuu Deing con
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Continuous 1 to 11 p.m.
TODAY NEW YEAR'S
4 OTHER LOEW ACTS 4
in "The Plunger"
AFTS (ex. Hoi." and Sun.) ..20c
EVES. (Hoi., Sun, Aft.) ....40c
KRELSLER'S VIOLIN -IS
May Use It in Concert To Be
Given Here. ,
Frits Krelsler. who appears here
Thursday night at the Lyric, Is the pos
sessor of three most extraordinary vio
lins.",. One is a rather small Btradlva
rtus, a famous make, not large In tone,'
but of exquisite, velvety quality. The
second is a Uagliano, the work of 030
of the earliest and most famous of tho
Italian violin makers, who flourished in
Florence Jn the first half o( the seven
teenth century. The instrument, how
ever, that he uses most is onn made hv
Josef Uuarnerr3el Oesu. which was for
merly the property of the great Wil
helmV. It is this Instrument he will
most likely use in Memphis.
This Ouarnerius is One of the finest
Instruments in existence and It would
be difficult to compute Its value In dol
lars and cents. The chances are, how
ever, that If It were nut un for and ion
at Christies In London it would bring
irom uv.wu to tit.voo. It Is a larre
instrument, with the blr mellow tone
characteristic of Its kind, and Krelsler
uses It almost entirely. It would be
Impossible to replace any one of these
Mrs. H. J. Latta. under whose di
rection Krelsler appears, reports a
large demand for tickets, which are on
sale at Kelnhardt's music shop, Pea
body Hotel building.
New Postal Savings
. Cards To Be Issued
A new postal savings card, the first
In 10 year, wilt be Issued beginning
Jan. 1, according to an announcement
of the postal savings system.
The old cards nave been unchanged
since the establishment of the system,
Just 10 years ago this new year. The
new car Shears a solemn- pledge of sav
Ing. translated Into S4 different lan
guages. Kach incoming foreigner Is given a
booklet in his respective tongue, de
scribing thoroughly the postal savings
system. As a result of this method
of urglrur thrift, the major portion jt
the 600.000 depositors are of foreign
birth, statistics show.-
NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE
Come out and bring 'your 'friends dance the old year out
and ,the new year in.
BURKS' No. 1 JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Beet Music tn Dixie and a Floor Second to None. Ask Anybody.
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Mat. (ex. Sat., Sun. and Holidays),
15c, 25c, Me
Mat. Sat. and Sun., 15c, 25c, 50c, 75c
Nlnhts and Holidays, 1Ec, 25c, 50c, 75c,
1 00. '.
War Tax Additional on All Tickets
Him mi"-. V' It Trillion, Coria
MutiriKiil iliui Allriil l-'ishrr
DAVANT TO REPRESENT
.lat M-a pi'-wml. roiPTi'.i.s-ic'nT "(
the M"mtlii! fnii;M bun-.iu. will r-i--rvm
r,t Mr-mphiH m Hir tvf mi: i:i S .
Tn fhlHy f t'-pi'" !it;iliv'! f
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ci utli mr Missouri, i hb h -n i;i . Ai Kun-'u
an.i iuiisiann. fr th- ptifpoHr of tlis
ciiMPiiir th prupi'-'1 ;im !-.'' in i-nn-nifli(y
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thf cnnf'inn '''i1 r.iilrtad, propfN''
tn in;ikt i i f'.'m : n t Mi' rem ninth ty
rsit-s al ti ' . km'ji m pmpopfii
fi.j th val1 -'. ? :t round Mrnijiliis
eai Newa- Scimitar .Want.
Friday Eve, 11 O'Clock
New Year's Eve
Parties Be There!
J !Drlal Struct Car ftarvlca at J?'
DECEMBER 31. NEW YEAR'S EVE
2 Pnrformancei 2
7:30 10 Seats Now On Sale
I WHIP TONIGHT NEW
L. I 11 1 V YEAR Mat., Night
'I'lio Srlwyns Irl)jhtful
Memphis' Coziest Theater
Contlnusus 1 to 11 p.m.
TODAY NEW YEAR'S
This Dashing Stsr st His
Coming Sun. OLIVE THOMAS
In "Everybody' Sweetheart"
AFTS. (ex. Sat. and Sun.) ..15c
EVES. (Sat., Sun. Afta) .'...30c
SOON TO OPEN
At Main and Union
A Truly Regal Picture Theater
, .;s MRhU, a.0, $J.0,
1.50, M ., 7.V, .V)o.
i Msllm-ON. -n. mH''
I SEATS AT CAMELSON'S NOW
()X, and Tl'KS., JAN. "
Spcrlsl Mtitint-p Tuftly
Smashing New York and Chicago
OrvoiMt C6MV Hit
With An Exceptional Caet
Direction of George C. Tyler
"Clarence" I the best light comedy
ever writen by an American."
N. Y. Tribune.
PRICES Nights, 50e, 1, 1.M. ?l
Tueaday Mat., 50c, 75o, $1 and 1.M.
Seats st Ssmelson'e Now
'A Romantic Adventuress"
Night. Sat., Sun., Hoi., 30c, 20c
Mat., Ex. Sat., Sun., Hoi.,
War Tax Included
W in. S. Hart
"The Testing Block"
Nlghte, Sat., Sun., Hoi., 30c, 20e
Mats., Ex. Sat., Sun., Hoi.,
War Tax Included
Comedy Feature Added
Nights and All Mats., 20c and 10c
War Tax included
Comedy Feature Added
Nights and All Mats.,
War Tax Included
GLADYS WALTON In
"It Paya te Exercise"
Nights and All Mats', 10o
War Tax Included
ALL-Star Cast In
Bjn Turpm In
"A Cheerful Liar"
' Nights. Sat., Sun , Hoi., 15c, 10c
Mate,, Except Sun. Hoi.,
War Tax Included
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OPEN AT 7 A.M. Store No. 1,
137 N. Main St., Between' Adams and
We Invite Your Inspection
Genuine Spring Lamb
mops . . .L
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Wired J Bacon, lb. .
1XL Bacon, by piece , , .
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. . ?c
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r SPECLU; TILL 12 NOON
Country Pork 'Sausage, 2 lbs. for.........
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.r . .18c
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Rump Roast, lb 20c
Shoulder Roaftt, lb X. 15e
Trime Rib, boneless, lb T : 20c
Rib and Brisket Boil, lb ...12c
Chuck Roast, lb 13c
Round Steak, lb 23o
Sirloin Hteak, lb ,....28c
Ground Beef, lb 12c
Fresh Brains 12c
Chuck Beefsteak, lb 20c
Creamery Butter, lb 5c
Pure Lard, lb 17c
Best Lard Substitute, lb 15c
Peanut Butter, lb 19c
White House Nut Oleo, lb. 29c
Kancv Nut Oleo, lb 28c
Salami Sausage, lb .
Boiled Ham, sliced, lb
Smoked Ham, sliced, lb
Smoked Ham, butts, lb
Some Ham Hocks, lb
Ubby 8 wet Mixed Pickles
Mince Meat, lb
Loin Pork Roast, lb t
Txin Pork Chops, lb
Heat Dry Salt Side, lb
Fresh Spareribs, lb
Country Pork Sanaaare, lb
Mixed Sausage, lb
Boneless Corned Beef, lb
IXL Bacon, by piece, lb
IXL Smoked Hams, lb
IXL Bacon, sliced, lb
Smoked Shoulders, lb
Legs, lb '
Rib Veal Chops, lb
Long Horn Cream, lb. ......
Print Cream, lb
American Swiss, lb
Imported Roquefort, lb
Roman Peronia, whole, lb. . .
Edelweiss Llmburger, pkg. .
. . 40c
.20c to 50c
Fresh Dressed Hens, lb 320
WHITE HOUSE MEAT MARKETS'
JOHN SPRICH & SONS.-jnc.
In the past when advances in prices became necessary and
were put into effect our patrons demonstrated a spirit of co- r ,
operation and sympathetic understanding that was deeply ap- , .
preeiatod and most helpful to "Us in the handling of what would
otherwise have been a disagreeable situation. In view ot' this .
it gives us particular pleasure at this time to announce that
conditions have now come about whereby we are enabled tto
make a reduction in the price of milk.
EFFECTIVE TOMORROW, JANUARY 1st
Our Prices Will Be As Follows:
i . .....
Pasteurized Milk, qts 18c Pasteurized Cream XX, qts. . . $1.40
Pasteurized Milk, pts 10c Pasteurized Cream XX, pts 70c
Certified Milk, ats 30c Pasteurized Cream XX, V2 pts. . 35c
Certified Milk, pts 16c Buttermilk, qts. ..... ........ 10c
Pasteurized Cream X, qts. ..... 80c Cloverlac, pts. 12c
Pasteurized Cream X, pts. .... .40c Butter-Subject to Change Without
Pasteurized Cream X, i2 pts. ...20c Notice
Be sure that the cap on your,Milk Bottle carries , '
the emblem of the Four-Leaf Clover
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