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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 9, 1910,
NEWS OF -I
I 1 VS - f:'t 1 1
; search for Relatives. A letter
has been received by Chief of Police
Hans Schramm, from Weatrelsen,
Germany, in which Herman Rochert
seeks tne discovery of the wtera-
aVouts of Christian Koehler, -who
formerly lived in Germany, but who
is now thought to be a resident of
' Break Flnaer. TToward "Pntts &
members ov the business men's class
of the T. M. C. A. suffered the frac
ture of a finger in the game of indoor
basebch between the business men's
team and the one from the seniors
class. A daring 'attempt to .steal from
third to home by one, of the seniors
was mtft by Potts, as catcher for the
business men, and in the collision
Pott's hand came in contact with the
Thieve Operating in City. The en
trance into two more Davenport
homes in. broad daylight, which
makes three homes that have been
entered in precisely the same man
ner in the last three days, lends
: strength to the fact that a gang of
. petty thieves is at work in the city.
The last two homes, which have been
entered in exactly the same manner
in which- the G.' H. Ficke residence
on Perry street was entered Tburs
- day, are the Rauch residence at 1510
Gaines street, and the Fuller resi
dence at 716 West Fourteenth street.
In the Fuller home the thieves Be
cured a gold watch and several valu-
- able rings, while in the Rauch resi
dence they made a getaway with a
. large quantity of silverware and cut
lery. The entrance to the homes was
' ' effected by means of a skeleton key,
: the thieves entering the rear door
- and then ransacking the house. In
all three instances no one was at
home, indicating that the thieves
-' watch their opportunity and assume
that they will not be suspected by
leaving the houses In broad daylight
with a sack under their arms.
' ' o
With Commercial Club. Andrew E.
Hope has assumed his duties as stew
ard at the Commercial club, having
. been, appointed to succeed Mr. Stan
? ton in this position. Mr. Hope comes
.-; to Davenport from Chicago. He has
at various times been connected with
the Hollender hotel, Cleveland; Ce
. dar Point Resort company, Sandus
ky, Ohio; and South Shore Country
club, Chicago. v
Local Student to Be Ordained.
Richard Landers, an ecclesiastical
rstudent, whose home is in this city,
" and who has completed his course at
1 - 'if '
CHAPTER I. "Cherub" Devlne buyH
b country estate and on his first visit
discovers the presence there of a mys
terious woman. II. He meets the wo
man, who is revealed as the Countess
Vecchl, an American girl. Her husband
having deserted her, she Is remaining at
the house wlht her fahter, who former
ly owned the estate bought by Mr. De
vlne. IIL The countess Informs De
vlne that the kind of life he has led
displeases her. Her father talks in the
same vein. IV. and V.: Devlne Invites
neighboring? country folk to a supper
to impress the countess and her father,
but these two refuse to attend. VI.
The countess flees from the house, but
Devlne persuades he rto return. VII.
Although his stocks are going: to smash
In New Tork, Devlne remains on the
estate to be with the countess.
WEDNESDAY morning ar
rived In some miraculously
abrupt fashion. It found
, them sitting in a sunny
jcorner of the library. The Cherub
was . smoking ' one of his fat, black
cigars, by special request of the count
ess, and, be. was regarding with ap
proving eyes, her slim white fingers as
they employed an Ivory needle la the
fashioning of some utterly useless af
fair that 'looked like a lot of holes
edgedwita spider . webs.
She was wearing some kind of a
boose gown, with, lace falling allur
ingly-away from-her white neck and
; rounded arms. 1 Somehow or other the
. Cherub Jfelt that he was enjoying a
t rare 2 privilege. .He was. Inclined to
accept the gift humbly and In silence,
i fearful lest'lt be taken suddenly away
' 'from hlna.- ' ' . .
. i And then came Eppings to announce
' the presence of 'Mr. Nicholas Wallo
j , way, adding'' that bis errand was. ur-
'gent and important.
I i "Perhaps I had better take my work
t 'into another room," suggested the
countess, starting to rise.
l ' 'i'Xo, noV Don't' disturb the cobwebs.
: Kick's business Isn't half so Important
i las be thinks It Is. Bring him right In,
"But I had rather not"
Whatever her protest might hava
been, it was cut short by the prompt
entrance of young Mr. Wallbway. He
. stoDDed. abruotlv. and it seemed as If
' his gray eyes stared hungrily at the
ipretty picture she made, standing
i there in the morning sunshine. The
i color went from bis cheeks, and his
illps. were, tensely drawn,
the seminary in Baltimore, will be
ordained to the Catholic priesthood
in the Sacred Heart . cathedral by
Bishop Davis. The date will prob
ably be Sunday, May 15. Mr. Lan
ders is a brother of Father Landers,
the pastor of the Catholic church in
Solon, Iowa. His family reside in
. Declines Appointment. Rev. Mott
R. Sawyers, pastor"" of the Second
Presbyterian church of Davenport,
has refused the office of secretary and
manager of the Iowa Constitutional
Prohfbition Amendment association.
At the meeting of the state execu
tive committee of the organization
held Thursday evening at Des Moines
the office was tendered to Rev. Mr.
Sawyers, but in a telephone message
from him he declined the offer be
cause of the duties of his pastorate.
Obituary Record. At St. Luke's hos
pital Saturday occurred the death of
Theodore Oelkers, better known to
his intimates as "Teddy." The sad
news of his death spread rapidly over
the city and caused universal sor
row among his large following of
personal friends and associates.
Death followed a brief illness, the
fatal ailment being diabetes. Theo
dore Oelkers was born in Davenport,
Nov. 18, 1856. The deceased owned
the Family theatre property and
made his home in the building lo
cated at 216 West Third street. The
deceased was a member of lodge 298
of Elks, as also the Redmen and sev
eral other organizations. The sur
vivors are the wife, Selma Oelkers;
a son, Leroy R. Oelkers; his mother.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Oelkers; a brother.
Charles B. Oelkers of Ottawa, Kan.;
and a sister, Mrs. Dan B. Home of
Davenport. The funeral was held
at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the
Elks' club building on West Fourth
street. Interment was at Oakdale
At her home, 1732 Maiden lane, at
7 p. m. Saturday evening, after a
lingering illness lasting several
months occurred the death of Mrs.
Anna Sophia Shomaker. Deceased
was born in Kronprince, Kow Suder
ditmarchen, Germany, Sept. 6, 1834.
On June 25, 1865. she was united in
marriage to H. C. Schomaker, the
couple coming to " Bettendorf in
1867. A few years later they set
tled on a farm near Green Tree,
where they were 34 years, retiring
two years ago and moved to Daven
port. She is survived by her hus
band, three children, Mrs. Magaretha
Harms and Peter and William Scho
maker, all of Scott county, and one
sister, Mrs. WIebke Oetzen. The
funeral will be held Tuesday after
noon at 2 o'clock from the home,
1732 Maiden line. Interment win be
made in the City cemetery.
1909. by Mitchell Kennerley
" "Well, Nick, you see I'm still rustl
eating. Great, isn't it?" smiled the
; With an obvious effort young Mr.
Walloway shook off his embarrass
ment. Acknowledging the Countess
iVecchi with a stiffly formal bow, he
turned to the Cherub.
"You must forgive me, Devlne, for
hunting you up like this, but I thought
I ought to do it. It's a matter of bus!
ness. Couldn't we" And he looked
suggestively at the door.
, "I haven't any office here, Nick, and
this room is as good as any other. You
mustn't mind, countess. Any business
I do today will not take long."
"Bur began Mr. Walloway,
"Oh, let's have it, Nick. Bottom
dropped out of something?" The Cher
ub was smiling amiably.
( "I rather think you would have
thought so If you had been on the
floor Just before closing yesterday.
The Bates-Rimmer crowd is after P.,
Z. and N. I believe they mean to gob
tie it up."
j "Ah, that gang, eh?" This time the
Cherub showed his white teeth when
"They began It as soon as they found
you were not on deck, and they've
;been at it ever since. Your brokers
had ten clerks out looking for you."
j "Got nervous, did they?"
j "Nervous! Why, man, didn't you
see where P, Z. and N. closed yester
day?" j "Haven't read a paper since I've
been here, Nick, and don't Intend to.
(When you go back tell my brokers to
i "But the Bates-Rimmer crowd
mean mischief, Cherub. There's a lot
of them In a big pool, and they're ham
mering your railroad holdings right
and left Some one has been leaking
Information,- and they're hitting you
j where It will hurt. When I saw how
things were going I began wiring you.
'Didn't you get the messages!" "
: "I knew those must be from you,
Nick; no one else knew where I was."
"But why didn't you answer?" :
"Well, I didn't read them, for one
thing; I was too busy. We were hav
ing a bully time, the couatesa and L
feeding the swans.'
"Feeding the swans!" Mr. Nicholas
Walloway made a gesture Indicating
, ."DIAjqu ever watci wan aquabble
for sweet crackers, "Nick?"
"Crackers! You might Just as well
have thrown bunches of. thousand dol
lar biHs at them. Why, Cherub, P., Z.
and N. opened at 89 this morning.
iAs soon as I found you hadnt shown
up I started for you. I had my car
'meet me at the station, and it's outside
now. We can Just make the 11:30
.back, and perhaps you'll be In time to
atop them before" it's all over. Come
on: let a start."
"Sorry, Nick, but I couldn't think of
It. I'm taking a holiday, you see." .
"What! Do you mean to say that
lyod're not coming?" Mr. Walloway
gazed doubtlngly at the Cherub.
"Not today, 'Nick." .
"Oh, I say, Cherub, don't be an"
He checked himself with a swift glance
at the countess, vhose brown eyes ln
Istantly sought the cobwebby, stuff In
her lap. "Don't be foolish," he con
tinued. "I haven't told yoa all the
worst, you know."
"Wen, you can tell me all about It
"Tomorrow! Great Scott, man," you
don't understand! They mean to fin
ish the Job today. Tomorrow might
as well be next year. Why, you've
barely a fighting chance left now, and
I don't know that you have that. The
street is wild with It"
"I guess things are not as bad as all
that Nick.. I'll be down bright and
early in the morning."
Mr. Walloway put both bands on
Mr. Devine's shoulders.
"Cherub," he said, speaking with an
effort at calmness, "you're too good
a man to be beaten by a gang like
that. You must come back. You
have friends lots of them. We'll get
them together and go after that crowd.
Besides, it's the old Bates-Rimmer
crowd," urged Walloway. "You know
them. They're like a pack of mangy
wolves." , ;
"Yes; you're right Nick. They've
snapped at my heels many a time."
"And now they're at your throat.
Cherub. Come on, won't you?"
For an Instant the Cherub hesitated.
Then he Jumped to his feet. As he
ctia so he met the earnest eyes of the
CouDtess Vecchl. Until then he seem
ed to have forgotten her presence.
"Therer exclaimed the Cherub. "I
had almost forgotten. I promised to
drive you Into the village this after
noon to buy more stuff for making
cobwebs, didn't I, countess?"
,Mr. Walloway threw up his hands.
"Devlne," he said hoarsely, "I'll wait
outside in my car for Just three, min
utes and a half. If you are not there
by the end of that time I'll have to
go back without you."
"All right Nick. Much obliged tor
"But you'll send some word, even If
you don't go, won't you?"
"You might give my regards to old
Mr. Devlne had followed his friend to
the door. Now he returned, to find
that the countess had been looking ex
pectantly after him. The cobwebby
affair had been dropped hastily to the
floor and lay tangled at her feet
"You are making this sacrifice to
keep me from leaving the house that
was once my home?" she said. "Then
I must jtell you that I shall not ac
cept ii. xou must go Hi once.
"Oh, those fellows are always ready
for that sort of thing. I suppose they
will do more or less damage, but I
guess I can stand it"
"You must go back with Mr. Wallo
way. Please, go!"
"No; I can't"
"Can't! Why can you not goT
"Because well, because I think more
of showing you that I'm not a bora
gambler than I do for all the railroad
stock in the country. That's why.1
This came straight from the heart of
Cherub Devine. And the countess
could see and hear. She understood
"Oh, oh!" There was surprise la the
cry, perhaps Joy. For an instant she
bid her face in her hands. When she
took them away the 6pots of color
were gleaming beneath her brown eyes.
Shyly and very demurely she came to
him with clasped hands and gazed op
at him as if to search for the truth In
"I believe you," she whispered. "Oh,
I do believe in you! But I want you
to go. Go this time, to please me."
"Honest? Are you sure you want
me to go?" He gripped his hands
tightly at his side as be looked at her.
"Yes, yes! Go, and and smash
them." The fighting spirit of all the
ola Continental Hewingtons must
have blazed up and burned anew In
her brown eyes. "Don't let them beat
you. Smash them hard!" She made
a gesture with her soft white hands
to illustrate what she wished Mm to
do. The Cherub smiled.
"But you will not run away while
I am gone, will you?" he demanded.
"Perhaps not If you smash them
hard enough. Hurry! He is start
She whirled him about by the shoul
ders and pushed him toward the door.
"Hold on, Nick, I'm coming P shout
ed the Cherub.
The countess ran down the steps
and tossed a package to him.
T almost forgot" she said breath
lessly. "I .wanted to ask you to sell
those for me. They're some stocks
or bonds or something, and I want
them sold. That's all." ,
The Inner works of the vehicle be
gan to whir violently, the big ear
leaped forward, and a moment later
the Coantesa Vecchl could see only a
little cloud of dust that showed
through the trees lining the road to
It remained for a train boy to dis
close just how the public viewed the
criaia In Mr, Devine's affairs. Half
way to the city the boy came aboard
with the early . aternooa editions.
From the headUnea it wag evident
that the disturbance In Wall street
had become a popular topic, the sensa
tion of the hour,
One enterprising Journal Indulged In
a half page eartooa, which was sup-
pcscdLto. rearer ant , the. situation, it
Former Molina Boy a Suicide..
Charles E. Roadhouse, formerly of this
city, committed suicide in the Philip
pines. Though he took his life last
March 'word of his death was not re
ceived by his friends here till Satur
day. Dr. A. E. Kohler received a com
munication from a friends in Minne
apolis" telling of the death of Road
house. He shot himself in the head
He resided here a number of years ago
and attended high school. His father
at the time was superintendent of the
Moline Plow company. Young Road
house .was. popular with a crowd of
boys here, many of whom are still re
siding in the city. - He served in the
Spanish-American war - and was sta
tioned in Cuba. After bis return to
the United States he enlisted in the
1st Ohio Infantry in Columbus and
was eent to lh Philippines. He was
32 years of age.
May Build Hotel. Max and Louis
Sllbersteln of- Davenport have pur
chased the lot at the Bouthwest corner
of Fourth avenue and Thirteenth
street from August Paulsen for the
sum of f 9,000. The lot is SO feet
square and was purchased last week
by Mr. Paulsen from L. P. Nelson for
$8,0O0. The Davenport capitalists plan
to improve the property immediately.
"We are undecided whether to. erect
a fiat building or a hotel on the site,'
said Max Sllbersteln in discussing the
purchase. "Personally I feel that an
Investment in Moline realty at this
time is very good, but the property
win be improved, as it is too valuable
to lay Idle."
Van Sant Memorial Day Speaker.
Positive assurance has been received
from Samuel R. Van Sant of Minne
apolis, national commander of the G
A. R., that he will speak at fhe arsenal,
lsiana services May 30, Memorial day
Commander Van Sant, who is a former
resident of Rock Island county, will
be tendered a reception In the evening
at the Moline club, and W. C. Bennett,
M. R. Metzgar and J. 6. Scholes will
assist the club committee in making
arrangements for the affair. Plans for
the forenoon service at Riverside cerae
tery are under way. G. M. Gould. H.
E. Robb, J. H. Wood and J. W. John
son of the Sons of Veterans camp are
assisting in arrangements for the serv
ice. The Sunday - Memorial service
this year will be held at the First
Congregational church, and Rev. C. A
Lincoln has issued the invitations. At
2:30 Friday, May 27, there will be held
In the pavilion at Prospect park a me
morial service in which teachera and
pupils of the public schools of Moline
will participate. The Intention of the
service is to impress oa the memories
of the younger generation the magni
tude of the service patriots have ren
dered to this nation. This service is
being arranged by B. B. Jackson, city
superintendent of schools. Invitations
to attend this service and participate
with the children were accepted by
Graham post, G. A. R., and by Moline
camp, Sons of Veterans.
Club Site Bought. Moline chapter
of the American Woman's league has
exercised the option it secured recent
ly on property in Child's addition, lo
cated on Fifteenth 6treet, between
Seventeenth and Eighteenth avenues.
Purchase of this property for use as a
building site is made from Henry J.
Grlpp and the deed has been made out.
ToH. W. Blandy, representative of the
league, is due much of the credit for
the final success of an effort whtca
began Jn March of last year. The
members of the Moline chapter now
have before them the task of raising
the funds to pay off' the money they
have borrowed to buy this lot, and it
is the intention to give dances, boat
excursions and entertainments. -
Another Deere & Co. Additions
Further development of plans for ex
tensions that will be made during the
coming three years are announced by
Deere & Co. The next undertaking
toward enlargement of the already
mammoth plant will be an addition to
the fitting shop. An extension which
will represent an outlay of $90,000 has
been authorized by officers of the com
pany and construction work will be
commenced Immediately. The fitting
shop is between the grind shop and
the blacksmith shop, and the present
structure is four stories high, with
ground dimensions 56x300 feet. It is
proposed to add a fifth Btory to the
present building and to extend it west
300 feet, making a iflve story building
56x600 feet. There will be a basement
under the entire building. When the
new bui'itng Is completed the capacity
of the fitting department will be more
than doubled. The basement will be
used as a fitting department and the
cultivator department will be on the
three upper floors. The extension will
be of Teinforced concrete and the
mushroom system of construction.
Care will be exercised in building the
addition to the fitting shop, especially
in regard to arrangements for supply
ing light The present fitting shop was
erected in 1900 and la a good substan
tial building. '
was entitled "Plucking a Cherub." A
scandalous caricature of Mr. Devine
it was, showing him most inadequate
ly clothed, but possessed of a "pair of
wings from which a group of bad
boys were gleefully pulling what few
feathers remained, -while the victim
rubbed his fists into tear leaking-eyes
e-nd made no attempt at defense.
"Oh,-my, my!" and Mr. Devine rock
ed mirthfully over the cartoon.
"It would be funnier If it wasnt so
d -d near the truth!" growled Wal
loway.- "Of. course I don't know Just
hpwdeefl .you've. rlJUysed oa.thJa P
! --- Lk -.a., i j-' u "(ininivini-h 'f-frt:--"! rn t i 1 i 1 " i " ' ' '
Z. and N. deal, but I gathered that
you'd gone in rather steep."
"Yes," admitted the Cherub more
soberly, "I have. In fact It's the big
gest thing 1 ever tackled."
Nick Walloway gazed at him" Incred
ulously. "And right in the middle of
it you take a day off to feed the swans
at Hewington Acres!"
"Pd take a year pit if it was neces
Young Mr. Walloway paled a little.
"Devine." he began hesitatingly, "it's
It's the countess, isn't it?"
The pink in the Cherub's chubby
cheeks flashed up behind bis ears.
"The countess!" he exclaimed.
"Why, she's way out of my class,
Nick! Oh, she's about a hundred per
cent too good for me aristocratic, re
fined, old family and all that Why,
she wouldn't look at me, Nick! You
know she wouldn't."
"I know that you've been looking at
her and and" Something was in
terfering with the speech of young Mr.
Walloway. However, be mastered the
difliculty.. Suddenly reaching out, he
grasped the Cherub's right band and
gave it a crushing grip. "I I wish
you luck, old man."
Perhaps Mr. Devine was a little sur
prised by this unexpected display of
emotion from the usually reserved
young man. If he was he brushed it
for your good wishes, my boy, but I
haven't the ghost of a show. Now, If
I was a chap like you there'd be some
hope for me. Say, Nick, I Wonder you
never took a" ' '
Beg pardon, Devlne, but let's Btlck
to the point I should not presume to
Intrude my advice on personal mat
ters, but if I were you I would drop
P.. Z. and N. until you can give your
whole time and thought to the busi
ness. Why don t you pull out? "
The Cherub ceased to stare dreamily.
Nick."Jie said abruptly. "I'll tell you
something; I've changed my plans.
I'm going to do something besides
speculate in that stock. I'm going to
buy that road, and I've got to get
control before next Friday noon."
"Cherub, you're crazy! It's impossi
ble! Why, the Bates-Rimmer crowd
scooped in two-fifths of the stock yes
terday, so they say. You know what
that means they'll wreck it wrln-; it
dry. The small outside holders I ave
been tumbling over each other to up
load. See here" and he pointed to a
newspaper on his knee "fifty lots of
fered during the first half hour today
and the quotations dropping by quar
ter points. Why, you can't stop 'em,
man. They've got you on the run."
Yes, yes, it looks like it I know.
But wait until I've had a chance at
them. Let me think this thing over."
Mr. Nicholas Walloway withdrew
Into his corner of the smoking com
partment to stare absentmindedly out
of fhe, window. The Cherub was soon
apparently engaged in a profound con
templation of the end of his cigar.
You would not have guessed, to look
at him, that he was considering any
thing more serious than the flavor of
the tobacco. Not until they were on
the ferry did he break the 6ilence.
Then, briefly and crisply, he outlined
his plan of action. Nick Walloway
heard him through with a slow of ad
miration in his eyes.
"If you can do that, Cherub, you'll
win," he declared; "but If the scheme
"Then I'm down and out. But It's
got to go through," and Mr. Devine's
mouth lost Borne of its cherubic curves.
You'll do your part, Nick. Oh, it
will be easier than you think! They'll
never suspect you're In It. And don't
try to report until 11 tonight. Then
you know where to come private din
ing room, tenth floor. I'll have 'em all
there at 11."
When Cherub Devine appeared on
the floor a half hour before closing
time the rumors of his defeat were
passing from mouth to mouth. The
Bates-Rimmer retainers were indulg
ing In a war dance of victory.
Silently the Cherub passed to his ac-.
customed corner and began tearing
pieces of paper into small bits with
the same calm, unhurried air of ab
straction as usual. Many glances were
bestowed on him, most of them cu
rious, a few sympathetic, some tri
umphantly vindictive. Everywhere he
waa regarded as a beaten man. Now
and then a gray uniformed- floor boy
handed him messages, which he Tead
teisorely and as leisurely reduced to
fragments. .Just as tho cession closed
Pop ' RImmer passed near him and
turned to favor him wlta an apelike
leer. The Cherub blinked unrespond
lngly. lie seemed too dazed by mis
fortune evaa to dlsgul3e his chagrin.
: A -somewhat different Cherub De
vice It was, however, who.. met Jala
)v) I M
halT dozen lieutenants that nlgbt be
hind the seclusion of safely locked
floors on the tenth floor of a gaudy
big hotel. He had become an alert
masterful, confident person, who thrill
ed those about him by a revelation of
unguessed resources and unsuspected
reserves of force.
The climax of the struggle was
reached during Thursday. Along
about the noon hour the members of
the Bates-Rtemer combination were
forced to admit that the Cherub was
still in the fight. They made the ad
mission with profane unction. They
did not understand why it waa so.
They only knew that in some mysteri
ous manner their triumphant career
had been checked.
Thus it went. All that afternoon
the contest waged. Now the price of
I Z. and N. stocks slumped desper
ately, now it skyrocketed amazingly.
Other stocks were affected. The
whole list quaked and quivered aa the
struggling giants of finance wrestled
heedlessly about the arena.
Placidly smoking a fat, black cigar
and tilting comfortably back in one
of Walloway & Co.'s mahogany office
chairs, Cherub Devine received bul
letins from the front That was the
position in which Nick Walloway
found him when, after the day was
over, be rushed in, haggard of face
and with an anxious look In his eyes.
"We lack fifty shares," he announc
"Then that's fifty we must get to
morrow morning," responded the
"It can't be done," declared Wallo
way, dropping hopelessly Into a chair.
"The country has been raked with a
fine toothed comb. We can't get bold
of another share. I'm sorry. Cherub,
Anty Drudge at a Wedding.
Anty Drudge "My present is a homely one, Dearie, just
a box of Fels-Naptha soap. But if you use it. in the
Fels-Naptha way, .it will lighten your work and brinjr
more happiness than any silverware or bric-a-brac."
The Bride "Thank you truly, Anty Drudge. I shah fo;.
low your advice faithfully."
Woman's work is being made easier.
Take the weekly wash, for instance. It
used to be an all day job, with the
woman gett'ng up at 5 o'clock in the
morning to heat water for boiling clothes.
Now, she washes with Fels-Naptha soap
in cold or lukewarm water, and the whole
washing takes little longer than half the
time of the old way.
No boiling, no stea'ming suds, no hard
rubbing; and the clothes are cleaner and
fresher than ever before. Then, too, the
clothes last longer when washed with
Fels-Naptha a lot of mending sattxi.
Follow directions .for using
Fels-Naptha on the red and green wrapper.
Comment is sometimes made that Fels-Naptha soap will
ot wash greajy dishec, pot; an t'tchen utensils without
hot water. But those who understand, how Fcls-Napth
is to be used do all their kitchen work regularly
with lukewarm or cold water.
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.but I've doie uiy Lest for you. Tb
P., Z. and N.'s annual meeting is held
at noon tomorrow, and the Bates-Rlnv
mer crowd has practically got u beat
en now. If we only had fifty shares
more we could wipe them off the face
of the earth."
"You're as bad as the countess,"
chuckled the Cherub amicably. Then
as this reflection recalled something
to his mind he thrust his hand Into an
Inner pocket of his coat and drew out
a long envelope, at which he stared
A twinge of guilt pricked his con
science. There be had completery for
gotten the first errand with which she
had Intrusted him. Doubtless it waa
to exchange this stock for cash that
she had been so anxious to come to
the city. Terhaps she had been ex
pecting a remittance by every malL
Shamefacedly be opened the envelope
to make an Idle examination of the
contents. At the first glimpse hla ex-4
pression changed. Hastily be rani
through the documents, then shoved!
them back into the envelope.
A moment later be asked quietly;
"How many shares did you say we
"Fifty," gloomily responded Mr. Wal
loway, bis head between his hands.
"And about how much would they
be worth to me Just now?"
"Worth! Why, anything three hun
dred, five hundred, a thousand dol
lars a 6hare if you could get them
which you can't"
"Nor' responded the Cherub. "Well,
what do you say to those?" and he
tossed the long envelope to Walloway.
That young man took his bead from
between his hands and glanced re
proachfully at the Cherub. It waa no
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