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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912.
COURT HOUSE IS
DURING THE NIGHT
Bold Bobbers Hide in Building:
and Bansack Offices After
SPOILS ARE VERY MEAGER
9 3.75. Gold lYinntain Pen and Somf
Stamp It All That the In
truder Carry Away.
Th Kock Inland rounty court wa
burelarlzpd ! aft n:eht hy bold thieves
wno secured only $",.7'i, a gold foun
tain pen and some e'anips to requit
them for the risk th"y ran. Nearly all
the various off.r r were visited by the
thieves, entrance U-'.r.v cained for the
most part t h rot; t; ri transoms. It is
fuppoHdl that tl.i- thivit hid in the
building arid awaited i'.a ht-.ug locked
up for the r.!t;tif b fore beginii.re oper
K'iot.s No ( to h- identity of th
urclars has secured ti';s far.
t it l1 la wrai'y believed that 'hey
terc formerly inmates f the county
Jul!, who. ait 'rus'ieg, became a"iuain'
M with the court house.
ATI It ! f.K ATTK.TIO
ASioif 11 o'clock two ladies reported I
f(. Sergeant IJU-u'T at thf police Ffa
Ion that they had seen to youni;
rripn running from the vicinity of the
ronrt housp and county Jail and they
xpre-sed the belief that th' V were I
r. t rajn d prisoners. Ih-puty sheriff,
f,eore Si rnon, who Is in char-'e of .
the eo'in'y hastile. was communicated j
vi'h hy tti. police or?l-r and a hasty i
invent ion rexeuled the f:ict that I
lio one liar! left the jail. Kverythlng
was riuK-t there. Tin- matter was ac-
tntditigly allowed to rest till mort:- j
f.KKT ll-OIIIr.ll K Knvw IIKItF. I
When the county officials and their '
empo.H arrhed this morning to h
gn th'lr wuri., the presence of the !
Intruders as at one. evident. In all
rf the; ofili eh e ept the jiroiiate i lerk'8, j
drawers and desks wer opened and
f.heir contents strewn about In the
t reafent of disorder. The search con-
ducted h the thieve8 liud evidently I
1' en a thorough one j
I'OOIt V I'lIK HIK.
As far a can he learned the Joh paid !
th bunrlurs very nn-BKre returns Cir
cuit Court 'erk liwunc W. tiamble
reports n lo of tZ.lo. which was :
t:iken from the money rfiawer where ;
tr had h.eti left for Saturday morning
rhange by Klrst ISfpnty Sum Hyerson,
who Is off duty Saturday morning. The !
custom has always been to place all I
money In the vault at nights, but on j
Friday tiliit some had to he left un'il
Mr. Keron returned Sa'urrtay r.ooti. !
Evidently the thieves knew this. If 'a :
helievd that a poid ring owned by
fr Hyerson was also taken. J
The gold fountain pen ar.d fh '
ftatnps. about a dollar's worth, were
f cured fr tn the T1 e of County Treas
urer V. II. Whiteside The funds. ,
With the exception of heverul pennies ;
In the stamp drawer, were locked up j
eeurely in the Mir -ounfy safe and
this apparently was untouched. 1 he !
pen was valued by It,-, owner for more .
than Its Intrinsic worth, as It wan u
parting gift from Lis neighbor In
Joslln when he tnoved to Moline fol- j
lowing his election to office
In County Clerk Hubbard's office anr '
in Judi;e Olmsted s us well, all drawers
were ranhacked except those in th"
r!esk cf Mr. Hubbard. A few ptamps
were there and untouched
KM'KAX K Klf.
A meetl::g of the Monumental foc!
ety was h. id In the sheriff s o!!l e last
n'.ght. At 1" o'clock It was over and
when the .fathering broke np. I). pufy
Sb ruou h. k-d the bulldlr:g and left
for th nlirht. It Is supposed thut
while the meeting was In progress, the
l'Urglars uie!'.y slipjied into the open
ha'l !uor and secreted themselves In
the hul dmg un'tl the door locked.
Many rarMy burned matches
throug!:vut the building showed how
the burehirs had made their way
alniut only one door wag j ricd open,
'.hat telnc the oi.e leading to the cir-
A Summer Luncheon
that will be cooling and resettl
ing n a w arm day is a dish of
rich and nour'.shlr.g h cream
made by u. We have it in all
favcrg and you cn (hone or
cnl for a cjuart or any quan
tity dc'.red ar.d we will deliver
it fr you.
"Button! Button! Who's Got the Button?"
8 a. m. Special
MONDAY, 10 yards of good quality
unbleached muslin for -39
9 a. m. Special
MONDAY, 9-4 bleached sheetings,
same count as Pepperill, yard.. 10
ROCK 1 5 LAND. ILi. lI?a JTSSSS
Try Rock Island First
10 a. m. Special
MONDAY, 30-inch plain i hamhrays
and cheviots. 10c value. yard..4V2
11 a. m. Special
MONDAY, yard wide bleached mtisHn.
regular 9c quality, yard
in r mrL'"LiA'' "mTminan
In the Wash Goods Section
Special offerings of seasonable colored wash materials during the
week of the Button Sale.
HOT WEATHER FABRICS in
wide pattern and color ranges,
colored and white grounds, a
yard 12' 2. 9,2c,
HIGHLY MERCERIZED, soft
finish, patterns and colorings,
dirert copies cf imported silk
a yard 1JC
NEW SUMMER STYLES and
patterns in these most staple
wash fabrics foreign and do
EXACT REPRODUCTIONS of
the fine French Ramie linens
full range of plain Q
colors, at a yard JC
Who's Got The Button?
Valuable Premiums Given to Those Holding the
A button containing a number will be given free to every
purchaser in the store next week while the lot lasts.
No two buttons numbered like.
Distributed throughout the store displayed in plain sight,
are one hundred premiums, each tagged with a duplicate num-.
Oer of some button.
' These premiums are yours if yon hold the button with the
j duplicate number.
Watch the numbers on your Buttons ana nunt ior xne dupli
cate number on these premiums.
Hot Weather Specials
With the coming of hot weather, we begin to hunt the coolest
spots, with a porch outfit you can make your porch as cool as
a shady camp at very little expense.
Button Sale Prices Beginning Monday
Vndor shades, 4 feet . . .52 2T
Vudor shades. 6 feet. . 2I
Vudor shades. 8 feet 4-2J
Vudor shades, 10 feet. S5 50
Crex rugs, 9x12 site. . .
Crex rugs, SxlO size 96 OO
Crex rugs 6x9 SM-50
Crex rugs. 4.6x7.6 $2-75
Patterson Hammocks, Tab End Finish
specially priced at $7.50. $6.00. $5.00. $4.50, $3.50, $2.75, $1.75, $1.35,
Attractive Prices in Ready-to-Wear Section
The ready-to-wear department has contributed its share of good things, for
the big BUT! ON SALE. Hundreds of timely and seasonable outer and under
garments at less than usual prices, during this sale.
white wool skirts made 01
serge, panama and mohair,
many of them button trim
med and all the new models.
Norfolk dresses made up in
cordeline of all white or col
lars, cuffs and belts, in col
ors, Fkirt made with panels.
LINEN AND PONGEE pop
lin coats, new models, made
with Delta, two buttons on
side, deep cuffs, patch pock
ets, long reveres and three
ing, special ..
A STUNNING white seree suit, col
lars and cuffs of black or pretty col
ors four-piece skirt,
NORFOLK SUITS, cutaway suits. Russian
Mouse models, made up in whlpcordp. all
wool Englich mixtures, serges, all wool
maDnlt-h eerge values
tip to $39 00
WHIPCORDS, novelty cloth and
serges, made up in the smartest mod-,
els. only one or two of a kind, val
ues up to $28 00,
WHITE TRIMMED navy serge suit, two
button cutaway, turn back cuff, pretty skirt
with princess waist and many other models,
values up to 1 O 7fi
S'io.no JlZ.f D
CHILDREN'S SKIRTS from
2 to 14 years, made with em
broidered ruffle or cluster
tucks with hem- QQ
titched hem, special. . .C
CHILDREN'S DRAWERS, 2
to 14 years, made with em
broidered ruffle and cluster
of five tucks, OO
WOMEN'S WHITE muslin
skirt, made with six-inch
flounce of cluster
tucks, special ...
WOMEN'S PRINCESS slip, with deep tucked flounce yoke, lace edge.
inbertion and Kfttch embroidery, $2.25 values
1:30 P. M. SPECIAL.
MONDAY, 43-lnch pillow tuft
ing the kind you pay 22c for,
2:30 P. M. SPECIAL.
MONDAY, S-4 unbleathed sheet
in, just the samo as Pepperill,
3:30 P. M. SPECIAL.
MONDAY, Everett classic dress
ginghams, always 10c a
4:30 P. M. SPECIAL.
MONDAY, perfect short lengths
of regular Cc dress prints
yard 2' 2
Button Sale Shoe Bargains
The Whole Family Will Benefit From These
COLONIAL PUMPS, all
leather. $3.50 values only
VELVET PUMPS, $4.00 Talue.
all sizes., special
GROWING GIRL'S low heel
pumps, $3.60 values for
BOY'S SHOES, broken lines. $?.50 and $2 25
GIRL'S OXFORDS of kid leather,
sizes sv to 2, only
MEN'S $3.50 SHOESand oxfords,
all sizes, special
MEN'S $4.50 OXFORDS, all alse and
Sharp Bargains in Men's Wear
Every Day This Week Some Extra Values
MONDAY, men work shirts In blue and gray
stripes, well made full sized gar- qq
ment, all sizes, Monday 7C
15c SOFT COLLARS from a large
Troy, N. Y., maker, white, grey, blue
and cream, all sizes, while ry
they last 1UC
MEN'S UNDERWEAR In athletic shirts aa
drawers, of fine nainsook and CLQ
Panama cloth, $1.00 values, aow only . 0C
MEN'S SOCKS, special values, all
sizes in each lot, 35c, 25c, 15c, two
for a quarter.
A special purchase of regular 25c tissues, in
cluding all the best summer styles and col
ors, beautiful corded effects in checks, plaids
and stripes- none worth lees than
25c, some more, all a yard
Special Priced Furniture
As you are going through the big 3d floor
In search of premiums, notice the many un
derpriced pieces of furniture we have se
cured Special tagswill tell you of the savings.
SAVON EMPIRE snaps made
by makers of Famous 4711
soap, one of the finest toilet
soaps made, violet, rose and
hello odors, special s
a box 25c, a cake 1UC
These Silk Prices All Week
The Button Sale will see great reductions in the silk section. Silks
that you want, at prices away below usual.
$1.00 Silk Fancies 39c
A GENEROUS COLLECTION of
most all kinds of fancy foulards
(6ome 40-inch ones), messalines,
taffetas, etc., in best colors and
new patterns 20. 24, 27 and 4j
inch widihs- average
$1.00 values, a yard tC
$2.00 Bordure Foulards 89c
A REMARKABLE OFFER indeed,
as these are some of the season s
newest silks, handsome border de
signs, on solid color or fancy
grounds, all 42 inches wide, all
full $2.00 values, QQ
at a vard 0
24-INCH SHANTUNG PONGEES, natural color,
extra quality, a yard
27-INCH SUITING PONGEE, cloth of gold shade,
36-INCH BLACK TAFFETA si'k. full 98c value,
a yard . . .'
36 INCH BLACK SATIN messaline the $1.00 quality
Popular White Wash Fabrics
New and complete assortments, just received in time for our big
VERY POPULAR, very scarce, the
ideal white fabric for suits, dresses
and skirts, we show all width
cords, at a yard qa
48c, 38c, 35c down to ZUC
FOR LINGERIE DRESSES and
waists, both dull and mercerized
finish. 40 to 4tinch widths, large
variety, a yard 58c i rv
FOR BOTH OUTER and under under garments in crinkled stripes
or plain, require no ironing. We show a big assortment, -i q
at a yard 25c and i.7C
Fancy White Voiles
Daintiest of all white lingerie fabrics. Fine assortment or mercerized
novelty 6 tripes in 36 to 44 Inch widths, a yard 85c, 7ac and 4S
WOODWORTH'S toilet waters,
all the fragrance of natural
flowers, including the famous
violets of Sicily, blue lillles, il
iac bouquet, Arabian bouquet.
Two sizes, o (
75c and ODC
Beautiful Cut Glass and
Some very extraordinary values for the
HANDLED nappies and bonbons in assorted
rich cut designs, at f)7C
7-PIECE water t-et. 3 pint jug w ith S tumblers to
match, highly polished and richly cut. $10.00 val
ue, the bet $050
3LIVE DISHES, S inch size, in beautiful all over
rich cuttings, very special 50
THIN GERMAN CHINA, salad cr herry bowls,
assorted tioral decorations special for this
LARGE 8-INCH Haviland china dinner plates,
rich floral decorations, usually sell at double
HANDSOME JAPANESE china chocolate sets of
14 pieces, regular $4.50 values, for the set g2 95
Bags and Belts
Your selection from one of the
largest and best assorted lines of
band bags and belts at less than
usual prices, during the Button Sale.
RED SAFFIAN bags with gold snake
handles and button fasteners. .$1.95
BELTS to match. $1.45 to
CHANGEABLE silk hags, with or
without frames, trimmed or plain.
$2.95 to $1-39
BELTS to match 68
IRISH CROCHET and all kinds of
lace bags, also wash bags of every de
scription, $6.75 to 39c
WASH BELTS. 50c to JOC
WASH BELTING, yard 50c to 10
PATENT LEATHER Norfolk belts in
red. brown, black or white, at $1.25
OCEAN PEARL buttons, 3 doz-
SILKATEEN darning floss, for
silk and lisle hosiery, 2 for fJC
Black sewing silk, 100 yard
Fpools. 3 for 25C
24-YARD rolls of cotton tape
ODD SIZES of Imperial hooks
and eyes. 7 cards for....25
METAL thimbles. 2 for 5C
Our parasols were late coming In
this season and the assortments are
practically unbroken. Many lines
specially pri ed for the Button Sale.
WOMEN'S plain white linen parasols,
with embroidery insertion, worth
fully $1.50, special at $1-00
WOMEN'S taffeta silk parasols,
striped tops with colored borders,
special at $200
WOMEN'S silk parasols in 6trtpes,
checks, floral and Dresden patterns,
all colors, $12.00 to $2 50
CHILDREN'S plain cambric parasols
tn colors, at 15C
CHILDREN'S plain cambric parasols
with ruffles. 35c and 25c
CHILDREN'S dainty white linen par
asols, at 63c and 50C
CHILDREN'S Bilk parasols, plain tops,
covered borders, $1.39, 89c and 75C
Just a Few Housefur
nishing Bargains Dur
ing Button Sale
GENUINE GLENVIEW ballbearing lawn mower
14 inch cutting blade $4-97
THE O. K. ELECTRIC washing machine with
a h year guaranteed wringer, installed In your
laundry rady for use $50 OO
MY WIFE'S ironing stand, the best on the mar
ket for this sale $1-33
THE NEW IDEAL electric iron with 6 feet of
ord and connecting plug $3 95
LADY ELGIN ovens made of smooth sheet steel,
a splendid Laker and roaster, for gas, oil or gaso
line striven $137
NO. 9 EXTRA HEAVY, retlnned wash bollern
with copper rim and bottom, btationary handles.
cry sperial $1 19
FANCY SHOPPING BASKETS made of willow
and fancy braided straw, values up to fi'ic
GOT YOUR JUNE BRIDE YET? IF NOT, WHY NOT?
She been fitted with her hri.isl corset, she p bnr.n: Lit
weddinc: hat. s-he Mlected her bridal lingerie. The trous
seau seems all rxir. 'ete.
She has h ked over the furniture and rugs and she's now
selecting the wedding chir.a and linens.
!f she is nut vour bride to be, some other fellow is more
Sjeakin?: corsets f r bride? we have never before shown
;ich a wealth if beautiful stvles.
Thev start at S12. 10. 8.00 . 7.00. 6.00. 5.00. 4. 3.50. and
even down to $2 00
You find them artistically designed, handsomely trimmed
and perfectly modeled.
The June bride-to-be erecially desires a graceful, lithe
and girlish figure, which cn be obtained only by a correctly
The corset is more imporant than the quality of the gown.
for without the proper cors't, the bet dressmaker is a fail
ure, and the bride will lnk clurn-y and neglected.
Remember you get abs. ,l i'e protection t'r'.ni -;i''h blun
ders when choosing your wedding cornet at this M,rc.
rJegant styles, periect nv '!.-
bridal c'T-d-, all sizes,
$2 00 to $12
1716-1718 Sco i Avenue.
Ilkoae Wet 150.
c i t clerl. s off.ee. Archer rfoor ino : SUPREME COURT WARNS
this ( ff.ee from the sheriff . had been i CTATC'C rflDDflD ATI
trud aipar.r.t'.y. 1 u; had resisted ef- 1 " 1 - -unr wn i i who ir j iiinois, is the holding of the Illi- proceedings against
r-ru to force :t Kiitrance to the' SprinEfeld. 111.. June -2 That nofs mrreme court in the ca?e of the w ho. with others.
rooms wa effected through corporations whose cff.rers fail to Eie , people
i with the county clerk w ithin two Tilton, state's attorney of Morgan ' through negligence that its certificate : court on this issue.
years shall net longer ex:st as such county, in the form of quo warranto had not been placed on record in the court reversed and
the defendant, county recorder's office. The state iano.
constituted the demurred to this, but was overruled
aa;nst . 1J. Mackey ann .ladisonv nie water works company. . by Jurjze Thompson of Jacksonville, All me
a certified certificate of tteir charter otters, wtiich was brought by Robert, The defend&LU pleadel that it was, and trie case went to the supreiae , Argus.
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