E E Smathers luck. His 15,000 valise found Jul 20, 1905

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E E Smathers luck. His 15,000 valise found Jul 20, 1905 - E. E. SMATHERS'S LUCK. 1 Hla $15400 Vallso...
E. E. SMATHERS'S LUCK. 1 Hla $15400 Vallso Recovered After 24 Hours In a Uvery Stable. SHi&' t Tl Afar Ksrt Ttawt. LARCHMONT, Jury IS. For a day and a night a valise belonging to E. E. Smathers, the turfman, which contained $2,000 in gold certificates and $12,000 worth of jewels, waa kicked about In the livery stable of Tom Harris, the richest negro in Larchmont. Half a dosen back-men back-men back-men and stablemen saw it. Any one of them might have walked off with It. This afternoon, when the Captain of Mr: 8matherss yacht, ' now at anchor off Larchmont, called for the satchel and opened It disclosing Its precious contents, Harris and his employes erasped with a ma semen t. They bad supposed that the case contained only clothing. As soon. as Harris recovered his breath he exclaimed: " I ten you. boss, we are an honest bunch. We ain't got no use for money up here. But Just take tt alone as quick as yen can. We don't want It lyln' 'round in the way." The valuables were left by the turfman In a rig which he hired from Harris Monday Monday night to take him from Larchmont to hie home in White Plains. Mr. and Mrs. Smathers had been on their yacht all day, and when they got ready to come ashore, Mrs. Smathers put her Jewelry In a suit case and Mr. Smathers threw in the $2,000 in gold certificates, which he bad been carrying about in his pocket. At the Larchmont Tacht Club they sprang- sprang- into a lis which was driven by Jack Knevals, one of Harris's men. and set out for White Plains. On leaving the vehicle at their White Plalna residence. they forgot about the suit case and left under the seat. They didn't miss ft until this afternoon, and then Mr. Smathers got the Captain of hla yacht on the phone and told him to hurry to Harris's place and look It up. rota Mr. and Mrs. Smathers were muoh relieved when the Captain telephoned telephoned back that he had found the case and that everything was all right. The hackman who drove the Smatherses home is anxious concerning the size of his re ward.

Clipped from The New York Times20 Jul 1905, ThuPage 1

The New York Times (New York, New York)20 Jul 1905, ThuPage 1
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