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.THE ROCK ISUANP ARGUS. MONDAY, MAY 16, 1910.
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Fine Position for Davenport Boy -
Hamilton F. Gronen, son of W. Otto
Gronen, the well known civil engineer
and draughtsman at Rock Island arse
nal, has been appointed' superlntend
- ent of the mammoth 60,000 horse
power water plant being erected by
the city of Tacoma, Wash. It Is a per
manent appointment and carries with
it a salary of $3,000 a year. Mr." Gro
nen Is a graduate of the Davenport
public Bcbools and served with honor
In the Spanish-American war.
To Import Strike Breakers. A mem
. er of one of the local transfer and
baggage companies stated that more
than a hundred strike breakers were
expecfed In the city tomorrow to break
the teamsters' strike which Is now in
full force. "Where the men are to be
recrujted or where they are coming
from was not stated. If the new men
prove satisfactory they are to be re
" Raphael Fined $500. A fine of $500
and court costs and $50 attorney's fees
was imposed upon Oscar Raphael by
a Judge Jackson upon his advent to
-i Davenport after an absence of about a
-year. Raphael was arrested last spring
- for operating a blind pig at the Orphe
j.on theatre and later a bench warrant
was Issued against him for contempt
of court In not appearing to answer
- to tha court.
Company B Will Not Go to Sparta.
The members of Company B will not
go to Sparta, Wis., to camp with the
regular army as had been planned, Ad
jutant General Logan announcing that
. but three of the regiments are to at
tend. The other regiment Will have
a camp of its own in the state. The
regular army camp will be held In
Sparta Aug. 11-20. The 54th regiment
. will camp at a place to be determined
July 18-27. The state guard shoot will
CHAPTER X. "Cherub" Ievlne buys
li country estate and on his first visit
. fllscovera the presence there of a mys-
leriotis woman, ii. Me meets me wo
man, who is revealed as the Countess
V'ecchi. an American KrlrL Her husband
. . having deserted her, she is remaining at
the house wiht her ranter, who former
ly owned the estate bought by Mr. De
- vine. III. The countess informs De
vine that the kind of life he has led
r displeases her. Her father talks in the
. came vein. IV. and V. Devine Invites
. neighboring1 country folk, to a supper
to impress the countess and her lather.
- out these two refuse to attend. VI.-
The countess flees from the house, but
- Devine persuades he rto return. VII.
: Although his stocks are going to smash
in rs ew lorK, uevine remains on the
estate to be wltn the countess. VIII.
Devine buys a railroad. IX. Devine
learns that his friend and associate,
Nicholas Walloway. loves the countess.
X. Devine discovers a stranger spying
on n:ra on the grounds of the estate.
T OW. one doesn't expect to And a
IV I man la frock coat and silk hat
iVJ dodging behind bushes on a
v place like Hewlngton Acres.
Yet Cherub Devine had come to asso
ciate tbat particular part of Long Is
land with all sorts of surprises.
It appeared that this new arrival had
Intended to see without being seen,
but he had not been quite quick
' enough. Without stopping to consider
just why he was doing It Mr. Devine
promptly 'Joined in the game by step
ping into the shrubbery also.
The Cherub parted the bushes cau
tiously. He discovered the stranger
doing ' the same thing. Twice the
Cherub stole stealthily around a bush,
sure of having executed a successful
flank movement on the unknown, only
to find that he had disappeared like a
Taking off his. straw hat, the Cherub
. balanced it carefully on the top of a
rhododendron and began making a
cautious detour. To walk in a stoop
ing position for any distance one
need to be In good condition, and a
thirty-eight waist measure doesn't
help. The Cherub was already red of
face and breathing heavily when he
suddenly ronnded a little thicket of
stunted firs and found himself within
arm's length of a slender, sallow faced
person, who was holding a silk hat be
hind him and- Intently gazing at the
crown of a straw one which showed
above a bush seme twenty yards
Even a side view from behind was
enough to reveal the foreigner, for the
jet black 'mustache and the little .un
derlie tuft that curled over the chin
were distinctly of alien cut and trim.
"Well, what's the gaie?"
The stranger was ah amazingly cool
Bort. He merely turned quickly, meas
ured Mn Devine with one flash of
keen brown eyes, lifted his brows ex
pressively and "shrugged his shoulders.
"Now, perhaps you'll tell me -what it
is all about," asked the Cherub.
The stranger's response to this was
a politely Impudent stare.
"I do not quite understand,'' he said,
with Just the slightest foreign accent.
"No?" drawled the Cherub mocking
ly.' "Then there's two of us in the
-rk. But perhaps we can clear mat
be held at a rifle range near Deal
MYrlTiA Jnn 27-29 inclusive.
Street Stands to Go. With the pas
sage of the new ordinance which is to
be presented to the city council at its
meeting Wednesday evening, the move
for the abolishment of the fruit stands
and the shoe shining' stands on the
street corners that have been a com
mon spectacle in the city for the past
few vears. is chronicled. The new
ordinance will be enforced to the let
ter, stated Mayor Mueller, In speaking
of the niatter and a notice of two
weeks will be given the proprietors
of the stands that they must remove
them within that time. It Is expected
that some ODDOSition will be met with
on the part of the owners of these
stands and one has already Intimated
that he would engage an attorney on
the matter. There are now over
dozen fruit stands and shoe shining
establishments .operating within' the
city and all are to be included In the
Obituary Record. At Mercy hospital
occurred the death of Joseph Traeger,
1014 Grand avenue, one of Davenport's
oldest settlers. He was born In Gros
cherlozgthum, Baden, Germany, May
12, 1849. In 1866 he came to Daven
port, where he was engaged lri the
saloon business until two yearB ago.
He is eurvived by three sons, Joseph
I Traeger George Traeger and Leo
A. Traeger; also two brothers, Prank
of Davenport and Frits of South Da
kota. The funeral was held from the
home of his eon, George Traeger,
1433 Prairie street, this morning,
with services at 9 o'clock at St. Jo
seph's church and interment in St.
Saturday, at, the age of 74 years, oc
curred the death of Vilhelm L. Nick
els. Deceased was born in Neustadt,
Schleswig Holstein, Germany. He was
united in marriage to Mrs. Caroline
Eiofeldt, who survives him, besides
one sister, Mrs. Johanna Krack. The
remains will be taken to Wheatland,
Iowa, for interment.
1900. by Mitchell Kennerley
ters up. I found yon skulking In the
bushes. Now, why?"
"Beg pardon, sir, but I do not recog
nize your right to question me In that
"Whe-e-ew! What a haughty little
man It Is!" laughed the Cherub. "Ah,
come down off the stepladder! A min
ute or two ago you were dodging
around as guilty as if you'd robbed a
fruit stand. Now, what are you up
"I am attending to my own affairs,
"Then Til help you." said the Cher
ub, "for I'm a good deal Interested in
this place and what is going on here."
"Indeed!" Again the stranger shrug
ged his shoulders. "But I don't know
"Didn't act as if you wanted to,
either. But here's where we get ac
quainted, just the same. My name's
Devine Cherub Devine."
"Eh? What?" gasped the stranger
staring incredulously. "Why er
thousand pardons. Mr. Devine; allow
me," and be hastily brought out i
"Luigi Salvatore y Vecchi read tb
Cherub, with some hesitancy In pro
nouncing the names. "Vecchi, eh? Ah,
I see! Some relation of the late
The stranger smiled indulgently.
"I am known as Count Vecchi." ,
Had the Cherub been at all emo
tional he would have gasped then. As
it was, he nearly did, but seemed to
recover in time.
"But but you're not the Count Vec
chi who who married Miss Hewlng
ton?" The cigarette was waved toward the
rim ef his silk hat.
"I nave that honor."
It was the Cherub's turn to stare In
credulously, "See here," he said protestlngly,
"either you're a dead count or a live
liar, and I guess the last description
fits best. Come, come! You've sprung
that bluff on the wrong person. 1
happen to know that the real Count
Vecchi has been dead for a couple of
"I can only quote the words of your
own great humorist, that the reports
of my death hare been greatly exag
gerated.' Here I am, you see."
The Cherub noted that the leather
cardcase which the stranger still held
in his hand bore a silver crest similar
to the one he bad noticed on the writ
ing paper of the Countess Vecchi.
"Yes, I see," he admitted without
enthusiasm. "All a mistake, was it?
And you've come over to give the
countess a pleasant little surprise, eh?"
"I hardly think the countess will be
surprised." and the count lifted his
black eyebrows meaningly.
Instantly the situation cleared for
the Cherub. So that was what she bad
meant by her mysterious protests?
"Oh, ho! Then she knew all-along
that that Oh. come! Do you think :
I can swallow th.-it? Whv. snv. rn
blamed bush dodger, do you expect me !
to believe she would' deliberately tell
"Ah, but that's Just the polntl"
brke in the count. "Did she?'
A.nd when he came to think It over
theyCherub could not recall that the
Countess Vecchi had ever aald or im
plied vthat her husband wastdead.
"It Wtrikes me that you? don't help
matters! much by coming; over here
and playing tag around her shrub
bery." suggested the Cherub. "I might
add thatWf s apt to be a. heap safer for
you not tot do so."
"Merci!"murmuned the count, quite
undisturbed! "But there's no danger.
I haven't theJeastfintention of seeing
the countess much&ess ofspeaking to
her. I had much-' rather 'talk to her
"Wantto seeiher laswyera. eh? Well,
she don't' keep them iout here in the
This time the count todnlgeddn quite
a genuine ismile.
"My dear Mr. Devine," he protest
ed, "you don't understand the situa
tion. Perhaps if, you-, did you could
be of help to me. Allow me. to state,
then, that It-wasinot to revive a long
dead sentiment which brought me to
America, but a' sordid little matter of
money. To be definite, there was a
marrlagetsettlement, a paltry affair in
the shape of a promised , yearly in
come. AtfArst it was paid in full and
regularly; sthen the tpayments came at
irregular intervals, an nvere only par
tial. Of late jthey "have ceased. I am
Informed by. Mr. Hewlngton that he
finds it Impossible-to continue them.
As though I wouldsbelieve that! So I
come here to -see for myself if the
rich Mr. Hewlngton has suddenly be
come a beggar. And this is what I
find!" Count Vecchi shrugged bis
shoulders, spread out his palms and
Indicated the, broad expanse of Hew
"Such an estate does not suggest
poverty to me.. Now I am prepared to
interview the; attorneys of my wife,
A twinkle of amusement appeared In
the blue eyes of Mr. .Devine. .
"Imagine you can collect, do you?"
he asked. ,
"I can make the attempt. It depends,
I suppose, on what value Mr. Hewlng
ton sets upon his word and whether or
not be is willing to have his pleasant
little fiction as to a defunct son-in-law
exposed. What do-you think?"
Mr. Devine could appreciate audaci
ty. He grinned.
T think you're a slick article," fatld
he, "and I should say you had got 'em.
Looks to me as if Mr. Hewlngton'
would either have to chloroform yon
or buy you off."
Count Vecchi Indulged in a non
f "I ask only what is Justly due. One
cannot lire without money .-
- "There's more or less truth in that,
count onjy" And Mr. Devine pursed
her chernbfc mouth quizzically. "Over
here we don't make a practice of chok
ing our tflves to get It."
"Bah!" The count waved aside this
reference to his brief domestic career.
"Over hee I shall make my demands
through madame's legal representa
"You're improving. Going to call on
them todaj?" ,
"As soon as I can get a message te
the countfs and learn the names of
"Oh. I see! Now, wait Let me
think that over a minute." The Cher-
nb rubbed his pink chin thoughtfully.
"You say you don't insist upon seeing
the countess personally; all you want
is the address of her lawyers."
The count nodded.
"Then I'll tell you what we might
do," suggested Mr. Devine. "Let's go
up and ask Timmins to find out W
can get to his office without being
seen. What do you say?"
The count was quite willing. He of
fered Mr. Devine a cigarette in his
most affable manner, and when the
Cherub has rescued his straw hat
they started off through the maze of
bluestone walks for the stables.
On reaching the office he left the
count outside and went in alone to
"Ever see a picture of Count Tec
chl?" he asked Timmins.
Yes. Timmins bad, but not for a
couple of years.
"Take a squint through the window
at the chap outside," said Mr. Devine.
"Did the picture look anything like
Timmins peered through the glass.
"Yes, very like him, sir," he went on.
"Then that's him," declared the
"Not the one that they said was"
"Yes, but he says he isn't Claims
he never died at all. Now, what do
you guess he's here for?"
"Judging by what I've heard, sir, I
should say he might be after money."
"Timmins, you're a mind reader.
That's Just what he is after."
"Why, the sneaking, unmannerly rfl-
lain!" exploded Timmins. "He ought
to be put in Jail, sir."
"Well, something ought to be done
with him. What's that little stone
coop without any windows down there
by the swan lake?"
"That's the icehouse, sir."
"Full up, is it?"
;Oh, no, sir; not now, sir. ItTs very
near empty, I think."
"Room for a cot bed and a chair or
go, is there7" s
Timmins grinned expressively.
"Plenty of room, sir."
"How about air, Timmins?"
"Excellent ventilation, sir. Has to
be, you know."
"Good! Now, you slip out the back
way and go down there, will you? Go
inside and shut the door. 'When you
hear me knock you'll know I've come
with a caller. Get the Idea, eh?"
"Do I, sir! Oh, my eye! Oh, my
eye!' Ana, witn one hand over bis
mouth, Timmins disappeared.
. m - m
The icehouse at Hewlngton Acres
was a most . substantial JbulkUng. In
For New East. End School. Jonn
Swanson, George Carlson 'and i. a.
Mlnteer, members of the buildings and
ground committee of the board of edu
cation, have been Instructed to find a
ne)ar site on which to locate the Gren
ell shool. The school house is not in
a desirable lacation and eventually it
will have to be moved. Years ago the
Grenell school house stood along the
river road almost directly north of the
present location. , It was not in a place
best fitted to serve the people and It
was moved to - its present location.
Then it was in the center of the dis
trict As the years rolled by many
changes were made. East Moline
sprung up and became incorporated as
a village and then a city. The dis
trict in which the Grenell school
stands voted to annex to Moline, and
now the school is too far east for the
district which it serves.
Reports on Local Option Campaign.;
At a meeting of the Local Option and
Law and Order league reports of the
recent campaign were given by those
who were In active charge of the work.
The reports of the treasurer and audi
tor were accepted and resolutions were
passed thanking the papers that had
assisted in the work, also the ladies
auxiliary who did considerable work
in the campaign. Delegates to the
county convention were chosen and
they will also attend the state meet
ing. Messrs. Tyrrel, Trevor and John
son were elected to these positions aad
will attend tho county convention
which is to be held at the Y. M. C. A
building In Rock Island this month
The state convention will be held at
Springfield June 7.
Passing of Old Ree'me. Men who
for many years have been identified
with the Moline Wagon company, now
an adjunct of Deere & Co., closed their
roll top desks Saturday night for the
last time and 6aid their farewell to
familiar surroundings at the wagon
plant This is the first time in the his
tory of the wagon company that there
has been a complete change in ruling
powers. Walter A. Rosenfleld, who
goes out as president, is son of the late
Morris Rosenfleld, one of the founders
of the company. The retiring presi
dent has had complete management of
the business ever since the death of
his father in 1899. The Rosenflelds
have been In control of the company
6ince 1869. Others who severed their
connection Saturday are Morris Gels
mar, secretary and treasurer, and W,
L. Clark, sales manager for the last
eight years, who goes to the Molme
Plow company. Mr. Gelsmar"s service
for the wagon company has been no
table, and extends over a quarter of
a century of time. At the time of the
sale of the wagon company business
recently, Mr. Geismar tendered his res
ignation. He entered the employ of
the company in 1885 as assistant in
the accounting department Later Mr.
Geismar was promoted to the position
of manager of the collection depart
ment and in 1906 to the position of
secretary and treasurer, serving till
the present time. He has been a hard
worker, faithful to the wagon com
panys Interests, and made good in
every respect "I have made no plans
for the future," said Mr. Geismar. "J
think Moline affords excellent oppor
tunities, however, and it is possible
that I will again have business connec
tions here at no very distant date."
A. L. Moore, now general manager and
superintendent of the company, says
that the wagon company office will be
conducted entirely separate from that
of Deere & Co. The field of the conW
pany's sales department will be some
what narrowed, of course. Announce
ment is made that M. R. Paige, who
has been connected with the wagon
company as a special traveler, has been
given the position vacated by Mr.
the front were two dodrs-ohe at the
top, reached by a permanent ladder;
the other on a level with the ground.
This latter was a double door, with
an air space between. The outside
half was of thick oak and swung on
heavy strap binges. In the upper
panel was a diamond shaped design of
auger holes. Standing outside and
looking up at these perforations was
Cherub Devine. He was not studying
the design. He was talking to some
unseen person behind the thick door,
conversing easily and pleasantly in
spite of the handicap. True, he was
on the free side of the door. That
-lakes a difference, of course.
On the whole. Cherub Devine felt a
grim satisfaction in knowing that the
count was safe under lock and key in
stead of dodging around the grounds,
where be might come across the count
ess at any moment Even If there
was no danger of a tender reunion it
was best to have the count shut up,
for he was bent on making trouble.
At that very moment he was so de
claring to the full extent of his lung
power. Through, the auger holes he
was shouting that. Mr. Devine, .the
Without one particle of coffee
or any other drug. -That's
Read "The Road to Wellvllle"
There's a Reason"-
countess, Mr. Hewlngton and Tim
mins should all pay dearly for this
high handed outrage.
"You're a cursed Yankee pig!" howl
ed the imprisoned count.
"Sorry you're so stirred up over it"
soothingly observed the Cherub.
"Kidnaper!" shrieked the count
"Guilty," responded the Cherub.
"First offense, though. Now for heav
en's sake calm down."
"It's beastly in here! My shoes are
getting full of something!"
"Nothing but sawdust" answered
the Cherub. "I'll have Timmins
spread a rug or something over it"
"IH make it hot for you when I get
"Sure! And for the Hewingtons,
too, I expect?"
"You'll both have to pay for this as
soon as I'm free."
"There! You see!" exclaimed the
Cherub cheerfully. "You'd stir up a
bad muss, of course. We couid put
you in. jail for attempted blackmail,
but that would bring out that the
countess wasn't a widow, and all that
old gossip would be dug up again and
printed in all the papers, and I'd be
held up as a kidnaper. No, my dear
count it wouldn't do at all."
The Cherub had wished him a pleas
ant evening and a good sight s rest
and was just turning to go to the sta
bles to see Timmins when he found
himself facing Mr. Hewlngton. As
tonishment was 'stamped on every line
of 'the old gentleman's aristocratic
"Why why, Mr. 'Devine! Yon seem
to be holding a conversation with some
person in there." And he indicated
the closed door of the icehouse.
"Guess I was," admitted the Cherub,
"How singular! And er might I
"Suppose you don't," put in the Cher
ub. "It would simplify matters a lot
If you didn't"
"I have been accustomed, Mr. De
vine, to be told of all that went on
about this estate, even to the smallest
detail. I should like to know, sir, to
whom you were talking Just now."
"All right" said the Cherub, with a
gesture of resignation. "There's the
gentleman's c V
As Mr. He'vington replaced his
glasses and read the full name of
Count Vecchi an expression of com
plete consternation, not to say panic.
spread over his features.
"Impossible!" he whispered hoarsely,
"Just what I thought when be
sprung It on me," commented the Cher
ub. "I told him be was a dead one.
He says he Isn't"
"Then the count Isn't dead, eh?"
Cherub. Devine watched with mild
amusement the confusion of mind into
which Mr. newlngton was immediate
ly plunged. .
My dear Mr. Devine," said he at
last, taking the Cherub by the arm
and leading him away from the Ice-
bouse, "I er ah that is I hardly
know how to to"
Yes; I understand. Why not let It
come straight out though?"
Well, I must begin by making the
regretful admission that we discovered
soon after my daughter's marriage
indeed, on the very day of the cere
mony that he was a person of disso
Yes. I beard all that the first day I
struck here. And then?"
"Then, sir, there was an Immediate
separation. For a time I continued to
upply him with funds, however, but
after we left Italy I gradually ceased
to do so. About two years ago the
count became so dissipated that It
was necessary to confine him in a san
itarium. He disappeared from his old
haunts. This gave rise to the rumor
that he was dead. It was so reported
here. Naturally the countess assumed
appropriate mourning garb. A few
weeks later we learned the falseness
of the rumor. The count was still In
the sanitarium and much benefited by
bis stay there. -But this fact was not
I see," said the Cherub. "He says
he's come to collect that Income you
"The impudent scoundrel!" exclaim
ed Mr. Hewlngton, lifting his clinched
"That's the talk! I wouldn't give up
to him if I were you. But he says if
he isn't paid he'll bring suit and ad
vertise the fact that he's still alive.'
"The villain!" gasped Mr. Hewlng
L had him sized up that way from
the start. That's why I chucked him
in on the ice."
"On the the Ice,, Mr. Devine 7
"Why, sure! I thought he'd cool off
quicker in there than anywhere else."
Ah, I bad forgotten! That is the Ice
house, of course. And he threatens to
make public bis Identity? This is ter-
rlblK, JJjLpjevioe, I . have. toM. .every
one that he was Why, Just think!
It will be known that I bare stooped
to to deception."
The trembCmg Jaw of D Courcey
Hewlngton grew firm.
"Devine," said be, "this must not
be. That mas must not be allowed at
"Oh, III attend to that all right
You just stay mum and Til keep him
on the ice. .But not a word to the
"Not a word," promised Mr. Hewlng
ton. "And in a month or so I will
buCd another Icehouse for next sum
"For next summer!" And the Cher
ub's gaze widened as the full signifi
cance of this remark became clear to
him. "Then you're planning to give
the count a good, long term, eh? Well,
say, there's nothing slow about you.
Is there? Whewl Guess m have to
think It over."
(To be Continued.)
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