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THE ROCK ISLAND) ARGUS
THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1911.
EDO VICTIMS ARE
AFTER A WOMAN
Sirs. -Jacobs, Under Arrest at
CHutcra, Charged With
FORMS FURNITURE CLUBS
Prize Offered, but These Fail to
" Materialize and Then Trouble
Clinton, Iowa, June 29. Charged with
cheating by false pretense, Mrs. Jacobs
8t Davenport, organizer of a number of
furniture clubs in Clinton and other
Cities, was arrested by tie police Tues
8ay afternoon on a complaint filed in
the court of Police Judge Frank Lef
Btgwell. Over three hundred women
by Clinton are said to be members of
Mrs. Jacobs' clubs, and It is said that
t one time there were more than five
hundred Clinton women in the clubs.
The crime with which Mrs. Jacobs is
Charged carries a penalty of not more
than one year's imprisonment, a $500
Bne, or both.
Mrs. Jacobs was arraigned before
Police Judge Lefflngwell Tuesday after
noon, and her hearing was continued
until Wednesday. She was placed un
der $1,500 bonds In the meantime.
County Attorney W. T. Oakes asked
that the bond be placed at $2,500.
Tine arrest of Mrs. Jacobs Is the cul
mination of a siege of the offices of
County Attorney "W. T. Oakes, Police
Jndge Lefflngwell and other authorities,
over fifty women at various times mak
ing complaint, trot none could be found
who would sign an information against
Mrs. Jacobs. Several weeks ago Mrs.
' Jacobs was summoned to the police
station, and at that time was warned
that she might get into trouble. She
explained that the fault did not lie with
her, but with the firm which she rep
resented. FAT M CK2IT9 A WEEK,
Bach of the women In the clubs, the
organizations consisting of 33 members
each, contributed 50 cents a week. A
drawing -was held each week, and the
successful woman In each club was en
titled to a pieoe of furniture. The wo
men continued to pay until they had
drawn a piece of furniture or paid
$1C0, at the expiration of 33 weeks,
when they became entitled to a piece
of furniture rained at $16.60. Women
who drew furniture claim they have
sot received It, although in some in
stances they have been awaiting the
furniture since the middle of Novem
ber. Mrs. Jacobs, who represented that
she represents the Central Furniture
company of Davenport, declared that
she was not to blame, but that the fac
tories which supplied her firm with, fur
niture were so rushed with business
that they could not make the ship
ments rapidly -nough. Recently she
held a meeting at the Revere hotel, at
which it is said more than one hun
dred women were present. It is alleged
that she told them then that she would
see that their money was returned to
them, mid that a check would arrive
Helpless as a Baby.
Valley Heights, Va. Mrs. Jennie B.
Kirby, in a letter from this place, says:
T was sick In bed for nine months,
with womanly troubles. I was bo weak
and helpless, at times, that I could not
raise my head off the pillow. I com
menced to take Cardui, and I saw it
was helping me at once. Now I can
work all day." A a tonic for weak
women nothing has been found for 60
years that would take the place of
Cardui It will surely do you good.
Cardui Is prepared from vegetable in
gredients and has a specific curative
effect on the womanly organs. Try a
ottle today. At your druggist's.
about the middle of the following
-week. The money did not materialize
TEH CXCB8 IJT f II' I.
According to reports received by the
police Mrs. Jacobs had 10 clubs In Clin
ton, each with 83 women, a total of 330
women, but at one time she told the
authorities she had COO members here.
She is also reported to have Informed
the members of the club that a branch
house of the furniture company was to
be established In Clinton. An Investi
gation made by the police failed to re
veal the whereabouts of the Central
Furniture company In Davenport.
Mrs. Jacobs made no distinction In
the character or class of her club
members, her rolls in Clinton Includ
ing women of wealth, washerwomen,
colored women, and foreign women,
all Induced to Join the club in the hope
of securing furniture cheap. She la
also said to have a thriving business
of the same character In Fulton, Mor
rison, Sterling, Davenport, Rock Is
land, Moline, and other towns. v Mrs.
Jacobs, It is said, represented that the
clubs were on the order of an adver
tising plan to acquaint members with
the high class of merchandise handled
by her concern.
RETAIL DEALERS Sl'FFER.
Her transactions Jn Clinton are al
leged to have fairly demoralized the
business of local furniture stores.
It is said that in the year the clubs
have been operating Mrs. Jacobs
coming here (first about last Jul7,
she has made 500 deliveries of furni
ture. At the time she was warned
by the authorities in May, she stand
she had delivered 163 davenports to
Clinton homes. As a result, it is said.
the local dealers have experienced a
dropping off in their business
Some tot Mrs. Jacobs' alleged vic
tims are said to have contributed as
much as $33, taking several
unexpired memberships when the mem
bers dropped out after paying a Jew
weeks, those taking the memberships
expecting to stand ja better chance cf
winning or at least of getting the
$16.50 piece of furniti?e as many
times 50 cents cheaper as the dein
quent members bad paid. It Is Al
leged that Mrs. Jacobs representel
to. those dm wing furniture or be-
coming entitled to It by 'reason of
paying the full $16.50 that for $3 or
$4 more they could get a much better
piece, thus inducing them to pay tl3
COLLECTORS 05 JOB.
The authorities also claim that
they are prepared to prove that Mrs.
Jacobs bought some of her f urnitnro
at local factories and a local install
ment house, representing to
the club member that the fur
niture came by freight and collect
ing $2 freight. Local women and two
girls from Davenport were engaged
as collectors, making weekly collec
tions from the club members. To one
club member, whom Mrs. Jacobs met.
Tuesday, she paid back $6.50 but
is said that the woman still claims
that $15 or a piece of furniture Is due
AtaaiOaw Trio Lodge No. 57, A. F. &
Services over the remains of late
Brother Henry B. Krell will be held
at the home, 715 Seventeenth street,
Friday, June 30, at 4 p. m., and will
be in charge of Rock Island com
mandery No. 18, K. T. Members of
Trio lodge desiring to go to the ceme
tery will take special car corner of
Seventh avenue and Seventeenth
street, immediately after the services
at the house. Members of Rock Is
land lodge No. 65S and all Masons n
vited. JBy order of
CARLTON O. TAYLOR,
. W. M.
In Police Court
Robert Goodlll was fined $1 and
costs last evening by Acting Police
Magistrate C. J. Schroeder on a
charge of disorderly conduct.
The only Saturday afternoon trip.
Rock Island to Muscatine, Saturday,
July 1. Boat leaves Rock Island at
3:15 p. m. Round trip 60 cents.
Tell your friends about the date.
Illinois Theatre Building
New customers are added to bur already large circle of
satisfied ones. Get in line and be one of our happy
family. Your doctor is our friend, ask him why?
RED CROSS PHARMACY
F. D. G. WALKER
Fourth, avenue and Twentieths St. Phones West 1526 and 1525.
CARLSON AT HEAD
HEW STATE BODY
Moline Mayor, Proposer of the
More, First President of
REYNOLDS ALSO "OFFICER
Ten Cities Ooerwtlug Under New
Form of Government Repre
'With representations from Decatur,
Elgin, Kewanee, Moline, Bock Island.
Pekin, Springfield, Spring Valley, OJn
ton and Ottawa, the CommftwVm Gov
ernment association of UOnois was or
ganised yesterday at a meeting held
in the National hotel In Peoria In con
junction with a meeting at the execu
tives of the cities mentioned in session
at the same time. The committee
which was appointed at a previous
meeting and which drafted plans of
organization presented its report
through Mayor H. M Schrlver of Rock
Island. The plan was adopted, and
Mayor M. R. Carlson cf Moline was
named president of the new body. It
was Mr. Carlson who started the move
ment that has resulted in the state or
ganization of which he is the head.
OTHER. OFFICERS ELECTED.
The other officers elected are:
First Vice President Eugene Cliff,
corporation counsel of Elgin.
Second Vice President Q. E. Cowles,
Springfield, commissioner of accounts
Third Vice President J. "W. Zuck
water, Pekin, commissioner of health
and public safety.
Fourth Vice President Robert R.
Reynolds, Rock Island, commissioner
of streets and public improvements.
Fifth Vice President Effln Petros
ky. Spring Valley, commissioner of
Secretary-Treasurer E. M. Baldwin,
The elective officers shall comprise
the membership of the judiciary, exec
utive and information committees. The
vice presidents are the chairmen of 1
their own particular group and will
preside at all meetings of these groups.
TO MEET IN" SEPTEMBER.
There was no time for further busi
ness at the meeting yesterday, and as
few of the commission form cities were
represented by more than the mayor.
it was decided to hold the next meet
ing on the first Wednesday in Septem
ber at the National hotel in Peoria.
At that time it is the plan to bring to
gether all of the commissioners and
city attorneys as well as the mayors,
bo that the organization may at once
become one which shall benefit all of
TO A YOUNG LADY ON HER BIRTH
The marching years go by.
And brush your garment's hem.
The bandits by and by
Will bid you go with them.
Trust not that caravan!
Old- vagabonds are they;
TheyH rob you If they can,
And make you believe it's play.
Make the old robbers give
Of all the spoils they bear.
Their truth to help you live,
Their Joy to keep you fair.
Ask not for gauds nor gold.
Nor fame that falsely rings;
The foolish world grows old
Caring for an these things.
Make all your sweet demands
For happiness alone.
And the years will fill your hands
With treasures rarely known.
Bliss Carmen in Hampton's.
Buy a home of ReSdy Bros.
Kerler Rug company, cleaners.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefs.
Wall paper, the best for the money.
at U S. McCabe & Co.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work; 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siexnon wants your tin and
furnace work; 1&26-1&28 Fourth ave
Loans on real estate securtty. Al
bert Huber, People's National bank
Math's confectionery will be eloeed
during the hours of 3:30 and 6:30 to
Moonlight excursion Saturday even
ing. July 1. on steamer W. W. and
barge, given by the Moline chapter,
American Woman's league. Gentle
men SO cents, ladies 26 cents. Boat
leaves Moline at 7 a m. Davenport 8,
and Rock . Island 8: IS.
Boy la Recovering.
Oscar Larson, who received a seri
ous injury some weeks ago from a
pitched ball whfle playing fn one of
the amateur league baseball games, has
been steadily convalescing. He will
be able to leave St. Anthony's hospital
the last of the week.
Rock Island Command ery No. 18,
Knights Templar. Sir Knights: You
are courteously requested to meet at
the asylum on Friday afternoon, June
30, 1311, at 3 o'clock, for the purpose
of attending the funeral service of oar
deceased f rater. Sir Knight Henry E.
Krell, from his residence, 715 Seven
teenth street. By order
P. GREEN' A WALT,
Attest: R. C. Willerton, Recorder.
ARE THE KIrtD THAT HAVE AAbZ OUR F0RAER MR-
dAiti Fridays 0 &ueec5&ruk. it is oaly auitu-
RAL THAT BITSME&S SHOULD BE SLCK T THIS SESO1. WE ARE SCRinemC
PROFITS TO fAKE BUSIAESS HUA. YOU WILL GET WMY THMGS YOU 1EED r
YOU OBTjflt YOUR SHifRE OF THE "BUSINESS GETTIrtG BRGiUAS
. 16-Bntton SHk Gloves, 79c
They are Tegular (LOO values, in white, black
and every wanted street and evening shade.
Stores everywhere find it hard to supply long
length gVrves at usual prices. This sales comes
at a time when manufacturers and retailers
everywhere are either without them at all or
supplying cheapened qualities at an increased
price. These are extra heavy, double tipped
sfflc Bale and sHks. made by the beet makers
and sold under our own liberal guar- rTQ
antes of 31.00. Special for Friday. ..... 7U
We carry the famoos Niagara and Kayaer per
fect fit SUk and Lisle Thread Gloves in Bhort
or long lengths. 2-claap, embroidery, all
shades, except black or white,
quality. Friday Bargain price .
Children's Dresses, in Gingham, Percale and
Cbambray, in all colors, in sizes from 2, to
6 years, worth np to SU25
Chlldrerrs Combination Suits, made of nice ma
terials, trimmed in lace and
embroidery, for .-.-.
e of nice ma-
A grand purchase of 25 onsen fancy
Lace Collar, which sell regularly for
35c, 60c, 65c. 75c to 98c which we wOl
place on sale Friday. Sale will con
tfaroe until the entire lot is sold. See
the-Big Window Display. Choice 25
We place on sale for Friday only, all
our 25c and 35c Jabots for -----19
And all our 50c and 9c Jabots to go
Come early-and get best selection.
Just bought -a manufacturer's sample
line -cf ladles bags, in an newest
stytes. suede begaHne sUk. black and
white stripe linen with fancy frame,
also very artistically embroidered
Values- up to 36.00, for this Bargain
Friday sale -S1.25 S2.98
For Friday- only, an our 60o Belts,
an styles,- all colors. ...... . ..-29
Children's black Lace Hose in all sixes. Regu
lar 15c and 25c hose, but as they are wnls
win close them out way below cost.
Tom choiocv per pair
Ladles SUk Hose in all eaters, ome-witb. lade
sales and 6-tnch Bale tops; others all ailk
Regular $L50 and SX.78 values.
Tour choice, per pair
Ladles' onisxse spirt foot Base; real
yarn; full fashioned; high spliced
double soles. Regular 40o stockings.
Raigalu Friday, 8 pairs tar
Ladles pure sUk thread. Hose with Bale top
and Hale heels and toes, in gray, blue, navy,
lavender, pink, white and black. KA
Regular .7Sc .values WO now gnLMM)llC
THIRD FLOOR SPECIALS
Lace Curtains, Nottingham weave, special for Friday, pair ..w.. JJJ
Hoods for horse, Bargain Friday . . . . ... lO
White Netting, Filet weave, 45 inches wide, 35c value. Bargain Friday,
Printed scrim, in many combinations of colors, on white and
ecru back grounds. Lengths from 1 to 6 yards. Bargain Friday, at
yart 12 1-2
Window shades in all colors, made of Opake cloth, 6 feet long, 36 inches
wide, with best quality spring roller. Special for Friday li
The new Tir ratal weave soft coIlar-lBrh-ta. tn
plain ecru and white colors. A
bargain at "a.75. . Friday;
60c fancy -Bilk XdsJe Rose, double heel and toe f
in an sixes. FridayUOc, rtftf
J. O. King's large size spools basting thread,
original price 5 cts. Friday 3
All sizes and colors in beautiful, "wringer
proof, crochet buttons. Sold from 39 to 89c.
Per dozen, bargain Friday 2J
Pearl buttons, exceptional values, regular
price 6c, Bargain, Filday 3
String bags with steel farm. Just the thing
for shopping, 25c values. Bargain Friday 19
Regular 60c Barrettes in all styles and colors,
guaranteed unbreakable for 29
All shades in hair rolls, 50c quality, now 25
Make your old hat look like new by using col
orite in all colors, regular 25c bottle . -XO
Bronze hair pins, something new, in all
lengths, per package 4
China and Housefurnishings
Decorated Tea Pots in English jet ware, reg
ular price, 40c; Friday special XO
1 lot Imported covered Steins, regular 50c
value, but tops slightly tarnished, Friday spe
cial, each 15
Best Quality Rolling Pins, Friday special,
Imported China decorated funnels, Friday
4 and S inches wide, all sUk Taffeta and MessaHne Ribbon, tn black xt4
colors, 25c values. Bargain Friday, yard .... lS
A line of Brocades, Dresden and Plaid Ribbons, 6 and 7 inches wide,
worth up to 75c yard Bargain Friday, yard ....... ............ 3)
Men's colored Border handkerchiefs, large size. Bargain Friday, f
Ladles' Emerald lawn embroidered and plain linen hemstitched hand
kerchiefs, 15c values, each ..(k
Ladies' linen finish hemstitched handkerchiefs. Bargain Friday, ea..2
First Isle Main Floor.
50 pairs of Lace Curtains marked to sen for
$1.39 per pair. In order to make a quick clear
ing we will sell for each side, IQ -for
Friday only, at ...r0
Large size Bath Towels
Men's red and blue Handkerchiefs, fast
colors and large size, at
Ladies' Handkerchiefs in barred or plain
hemstitched. Special for Friday
60c Boys' Romper Suits.
Friday Bargain price
Trunks for Traveling
Full size canvas covered box Trunks, made
with heavy straps, steel bottom, two slats
around box. Best of durable hardware with
extra dress tray. Special for
A big bargain is offered in our bass wood can
vas covered Trunks. This style trunk is con
structed with heavy straps and hinges, with
maple slats around the box. Fitted with ex
cellent lock. For Bargain (JJT QQ
1,000 yards of - good style French Glnghaies,
25c values ISM
45 inch Pillow Ticking, 22c value for ....X64
42 inch IlDow Ticking, 21o value lot ...15
600 yards Linen finish Suitings, 18a value
1,000 yards 36 inch unbleached sheeting, 7Vio
value for .' 5 3-4
20 yards limit to a customer.
WILLIAMS MAYPRILLI8 SOAP.
Big special a box of S cake for 19
Blco Bath Powder, regular 25c size
Six cakes of Palraolrre Soap 60o
Six Cakes of Palmolive Soap .60
1 Jar Palmolive Cream .60
All for Friday only 40
KerkofTs DJer Kiss Perfume, per ox... 51.39
Drug stores ask 2.50 per ox.
Sanitol Tooth Paste IO
Sanitol Tooth Powder IT
Sanitol Cold Cream 17
India Linen and Straw Bonnets for Children,
worth up to 50c, for
India linen and Straw Bonnets, worth
up to $1.00, for
Trimmed Hats, large and small shapes, and trimmed in flow- JQ QQ
ers, ribbons, wings and fancy feathers, worth up to $8, for... )0
Children's Straw Sailors, worth
up to 76c, for
White Duck Flats for Children
BARGAIN FRIDAY SECOND FLOOR.
Skirts of good quality cambric, deep flounces with three
clusters of pin tucks. $1.39 value for
Skirts of fine cambric, deep flounce, with beautiful embroid
ery insertion and cluster of tucks. $2.00 value for
Gowns of fine longcloth, slip-over style, trimmed with beautiful
Val. lace of fish eye design. $1.50 value for
Gowns of cambric, V-shaped neck, yoke of heavy
Grecian embroidery. $1.25 value for
Princess Slips of good quality cambric, trimmed with lace
or embroidery. A variety of styles. $2.25 value for
Ladies' light percale Aprons with two deep pockets.
25c value for
A few odds and ends in Em
broidery flouncings from 15 to
9.0 inches wide, some slightly
soiled in Swiss and Madlra, in
eyelet and floral and lace de
signs, values up to $2.25 yard,
for Friday only, yard ....69
Aerial Sharks, special, dozen fJO
Whistling Fountains, Friday special, dozen v ."SO
Rattlers among the Ferns 10
Golden Rain Showers, dozen IO
Snake Nest for Bargain Friday, box
Drums for the Fourth, each 15 an1 S.l
6x8 feet Bunting Flags SI ..0
4x6 feet Bunting Flags 7.1
8x12 inch Bunting Flags, each .....4
Any cluster of Puffs in
the house, some worth
up to $5.00, Bargain
Just a few left, "
If oiling & McConabs
PLAti TO TAKE D1MER
11 OUR TEA R00A. 4tl?
FLOOR. A COOL PLCC.
MANY DEGREES ARE GIVEN
X early Xine Hundred Graduate
From University of Michigan.
Ann Arbor, Mich., June 29. A large
number of honorary degrees were con
ferred today by the University of Mich
igan. Nearly 900 graduates participa
ted tn the procession. President Jud
son of the Univereity of Chicago de
livered the commencement address.
Prohibitionists Carry Utah.
Lake City. J una 29. Out at Lha
110 cities and towns in Utah that vot
ed Tuesday on the prohibition of tee
sale of liquor 23 voted "wet," In h
city the vote stood: Wet, 14.003; dry,
9.228. Ogden the second city ln.tic
state, gave a majority of LCG2 in fa
vor f the "wets."
Chamberlain's Stomach and Livw
Tablets will brace up the nerves, ban
ish sick headache, prevent deepen
dency and invigorate the whole sys
tern. Sold by all druggists.
AH the news all the tims The Argus.