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Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, September 27, 1913, HOME EDITION, Image 9

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MOTHER TO HELP
STURTEVANT GIRL
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With Purchase Over $5.00
Any day from Saturday, September 27th, to Saturday, October 4th,
customers buying over $5.00 anywhere in the store may choose, tree,
any of the following presents: .'
We show on this page only a few of the
hundreds of presents to be given away, Free,
with purchases this week.
Parent at St. Joseph, Mo., Said
to Be Wealthy Home Town
Proud of Her.
7H
VICTIMS ARE PROVIDED FOR
Attorney Denies Criminality; Says Cli
ent's Worst Fault Is Incapacity
for Business.
TX J
A set (6) Wm. Rogers
genuine French Gray Ar
butns Silver Teaspoons
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1913.
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cmcago. III., Sept. 27. Word was;
received in Chisago yesterday from I
St. Joseph, Mo., that the mother of j
Miss Mabel S.urtevant, who is one of j
the wealthiest women in southern Mis-1
eouri, Intends to ao her utmost to pro-1
cure the acquittal of the girl. Miss'
Sturtevant !s under arrest here on a i
charge of using the malls to defraud. !
Mira Sturtevant is regarded highly!
at Brookfleld, Mo, where she was rear-l
ed. When she reached high school
age her parents removed to St, Joseph,
where she received her high school
education. When the had been grad
uated there she went to Columbia to
attend the state university, and was
graduated from the school of law In
1908.
The young woman won a scholar
ship entitling her to two years' foreign
travel, and with her mother she went
abroad. Many articles written by her
concerning her travels were published 1
in the magazines of the United State?, .
and Brookfleld felt very proud of her.
It '8s one of the provisions of her
scholarship that she should devote
part of her time in studying how to
give poor girls education.
KXAMIF) ACCVED blRL'4 LETTEH1
Hundreds of letters written by Miss
Sturtevant appealing to society women
for financial assistance for poor girls
seeking college education were exam
ined during the day by postofflce in- j
spectors. Files In the office of the As- j
sociated College Women Workers of
wnicn .miss sturtevant is president,
were seized by the postal authorities.
From a prospectus the federal
authorities h-urned that Miss Sturte
vant during lfl2 operated her alleged
fraudulent mail schemes among col
lege girls at 21 schools and colleges
in Illinois and adjacent stales. ,
The methods of Miss Sturtevant
were called to the attention of Chief
Postofflce Inspector Stuart last fall,
after several civic workers and organ
izations the police and the state's at
torney's office declined to prooecute on i
the ground of insufficient evidence. '
General Stuart at that time decided ,
the evidence of alleged wrong doing i
did not warrant any action on his part. !
Miss Sturtevant won the sympathy i
of ber accusers on this occasion by !
asserting that a certain Mrs. Evans,
former treasurer of the organization,
had absconded with S31.800 of the or
ganization's funds. Settlements were
effected with most of the girl can
vassers. Some were withdrawn from
college and some were forced to quit
because of the lack of funds.
RKOIUiAMZES HER COMPANY,
Then Miss Sturtevant started out
anew under an Illinois charter and the
scheme was rejuvenated with Miss
Sturtevant aa president, Anne L. 1
Wright as vice president, and Mrs. i
Sara W. Harris aa secretary and treas
urer. Mrs. Harris Is the wife of Dr.
K. O. Harris, who became surety for
Miss Sturtevant's appearance in court.
"All my obligations to the girls
mould have been met if the postal
authorities had not closed in on me,"
said Miss Sturtevant yesterday. "For
one solid week I was assisting them
in going over my tangled affairs and
just when everything seemed to be
amicably arranged the Inspectors ar
rested me. They cannot convict me.
If my Intentions had been wrong I
never would have given notes to the
women who advanced me loans."
SA1S INSPECTORS BROKE FAITH.
"The postofflce Inspectors certainly
broke faith In this cane, but it wiil
avail them nothing." said Attorney
Carlo Berotb, representing Miss Stur
vteant "They have nothing against my
client. Miss STurtevant may be a rain
bow chaser, but she is not dishonest.
She should have quit when she was
under fire a year ago, but she had a
stock of 1.800 books she wanted to
get rid of. Miss Sturtevant Is to be
..M.J ... I. altnnlv m laftr A !
business ability."
The It co-eds of Northwestern uni
versity left stranded by Miss Sturte
vant were provided for during the day.
Miss Josephine Mack, captain or
the girls who were on the rod selling
cook books, announced that various
individuals in Evanston and Chicago
have advanced loans to the girls so
that their college course will not have
to be interrupted. The young women
got loans in sums of from f 100 to $300,
according to the necessities of each
ludividual case.
Autumn
Weddings
Engagement Rings, daintily
fashioned and set with diamonds
or gems of your choice.
Wedding Silverware and Cut
Glass, beautiful new creat-ons in
these wares that will make the
bride rejoice.
Remember this store for
Autumn wedding gifts.
No trouble to show and sug
gest and advise.
Selections will be put away
for you if you wish.
FRED BLEUER
.'SWELER ,r02 Seeord Avenu.
DEPARTMENT STORE
MCLINEILL.
iversary
Sale!
Saturday
N
Beginning Saturday, Sept 27th, Until
ight, Oct 4th, a Most Lav
ish Distribution of Useful and Beauti
ful Gifts, Free to Every Customer Buy
ing Over 50c Anywhere in Our Store.
Something for Everybody. A pretty little present for the customer who
has only half a dollar to spend; something better for a dollar purchase; more
gifts and better ones to pick from for a two dollar outlay; and so on. The
more you buy this week, the better your present. Look over this page and see.
We want to prove to our customers that we appreciate the way they have
helped us to grow these last nine years. Come on. Fill up your pocket
books; come every day, beginning Saturday, Sept. 27th, until Saturday, Oct.
4th, do up your fall shopping and get your pick of our presents, free, free, free.
If you want one of the bigger presents, save your purchase slips day by
day, and get what you want when they figure up to the amount. Purchases
made any day, beginning Sat, Sept. 27th, will count up to Sat. Oct. 4th.
A Good Umbrella
Men's or Ladies'
A set (3) Wm. Rogers Arbutus
Gray Silver Tablespoons
Nickel-plated Tea Pot or
Coffee Pot,, as pictured
With Purchase Over 1.00
.
Any day from Saturday, September 27th. to Saturday, October 4th.
customers buying over $1.00 anywhere ia tie store may choose, tree,
any of the folio wins presents: .
Fancy
China
Plates
llfelftf
Fancy Berry Bowl
Fancy China
Cups and
Saucers
Six of These Teaspoons
Aluminum Sauce Pan
Star Cut M
Tumblers tWM
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V.
With Purchases Over 2.00
Any day from Saturday, September 27th. to Saturday,
October 4th. customers buyiu.? over $2.00 anywhere in the
store may choose, free, any cf the following anniversary
presents.
Beautiful China
Salad Bowl.
Elegant Large Fancy
CMna Cake Plate
Fancy China Sugar
and Cream Set.
Steel Spider, Cool
Handle.
Si
The Greatest Merchandising
Event That Comes to Moline
Just Once
a Year
Thousands cf Customers Writing for This.
Ml im i i T m Tii irnmr- r 1 ' "I'lnni'mmi
With Purchase Over 50c
Any day from Saturday, September 27th, to Saturday,
October 4th, customers buying over 50c anywhere in the
store may choose, free, any of the following anniversary
presents.
China
Berry
Saucers.
China
Pitchers.
Glass
Measuring
Cups.
?' - 1 mrfl
7i . sry: rn.T kttm
Comb
Case.
t-W' '"..'"lJMJ
iiii-rifaV-
Peeling
Knife.
Dust
Pan.
With Purchases Over 15
Any day from Saturday, September 27th, to Saturday,
October 4th, customers buying over $15.00 anywhere in the
store may choose, free, any of the following anniversary
presents.
Set-Silver Plated
Knives and Forks.
Best
Quali y
Focd
Chopper
Lamp Shown
Above Complete.
Thousands of Dollars Worth of Gifts Given Free to Customers During This Sale
With Purchase Over $10
Any day from Saturday, September 27th. to Saturday. October 4th, customers buying over flO.OO anywhere
in the store may choose, free, any of the following anniversary presents: - -..
Leather Finish
Suit Case.
Genuine Star
Cut Glass
Sugar and
Cream Set.
Sewing
Rocker.
54-inch
Axminster
Rug
rim
3'
mm
mm:
V.
With Purchase Over 7.50
Any day from Saturday, September 27th, to Saturday, October 4th. customers buying over J7.60 anywher
in the store may choose, free, any of the following anniversary presents:
An Enameled
Flour Bin.
Solid Copper
Nickel Plated
Tea Kettle.
BS
Cut Glass Handled
Olive Dish.
With Purchases Over 50
Any day from Saturday, September 27th, to Saturday,
October 4th, customers buying over $50.00 anywhere in the
store may choose, free, any of the following anniversary
presents.
Handsome Quartered
Oak Dresser.
Handsome 5-Drawer
Chiffonier.
With Purchases Over 25
Any day from Saturday, September 27th, to Saturday,
October 4th, customers buying over $25.00 anywhere in the
store may choose free, any of the following anniversary
presents.
Hand
some Golden
Oak
Chair
a Rich Cut Glass
shown. Bowl Shown Above
Handsome
Parlor Center
Table.
With Purchases Over 75
Any day from Saturday. September 27th. in Satn'rVhiv
October 4th, customers buying over $75.00 anvwher in rfm
store may choose, free, any of the following anniversary
presents, -
Big
"Sleepy
Hollow"
Rocking
Chair
Like
Illustration
An Extension Dining Table !
St. Petersburg The new Chinese
New Ycrk Edward Scully, a super-'ed the anJmal into the curb, but was ! ticipaticn of general political round-
intendent In the street cleaning de-' trampled under the horse's hoofs. ups at the capital during the state i foreign minister has reopened neso-
partmect. sacr-ficed his life to save; Uic. It is expected hU campaign formations with Russia for a treatv he-
3CK school children from a runaway' Springfield, 111. Senatsr Sherman renomination by the republican party ! tween Russia, China and Mongolia,
horse. Ke seized tse bridle atd turn-; was the Erst leader to arrive in an-j will begin soon. inrovidinz far & ivuud pr,i'. nH.r ! . mhoh 'ni n. vu atuv
the Kham of Mongolia and subject to
the suzerainty of Cbiva.
wounded by an officer's servant thej
were attempting to capture after he
had been detected in a robbery. The
Pzrchim, Germany-Two soldiers! . r .lfUsd .uiCide. U

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