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Tfik AKGUB. AT i it DA V, Al i ilL 18 1891.
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laneous wants inserted one day at lo
per word; three days at Ho per word
and one week at Ho per word.
"Situations wanted" and local "Help"
wants not exceeding three lines in
serted one week in the DAILY ARGUS
yH RENT-Two farnUhrd rooms: enquire at
. 1.17 tecoml avenue. '
AXTED A eooA gir for ffenerai housework;
enquire at No. 1406 Second arenue. . 18
WANTKD-Girl to wash dishes at Roct 1'land
house. C. O.Gavib. n-tf
WANTED A prit1on in a nrirate f.imlrr laic
nj care of a bone or working abont a place.
A sober, Indnatrloua a.an. Address J. F. W. this
WASTED A pot'.tlon an por eror driver in a
bovine house or private family; inquire o(
Frit Stoetteran, orner Third aDd Warrea S:s..
Davenport, Iowa. IVtt
flC SLY FOolsHaD itOuM OK TWO
Knt emen at 7 Twentieth etraet.
MEX WASTED-Salary and ept-ns.-t: per
manent place ; applyator.ee. Brows Boos.
Co.. Sorferymen. Chicago. 14
JrOSE TO LOAN On chattel mortiraires,
watches, diamonds, Jewelrr. and all articles
"f valne. J. W. Joneg. IBM Second avenue. -tf
WANTED Two or three good men to repre
ent oar well known honre for town and city
trade; local and iraveline. $100 and expenses
per n-pnth to the neht man. Apply quick, stat
ins aire. L. L. Mat & Co. Xonserymeu, Florins
and Seedsmen. 6t. Paul, Minn.
(This house is responsible.
WANTED General State agent to open head
quarters in ame principal ettv, assume ex
aloslye control of oar business and appoint local
ard sat-a;en s in thia tte; gods in onlversa
demand, and pav a nt profit ,f so t- lOfl per cent "
Address I HE LXION CO.HPAN 1. T Broadway"
Sew York. 9-t
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CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimtck Block, JJo. 808 90th St.. Rock Uland.
V . , lO Ss
Havinr pnwnased a complete line of Undertak-Jn-f
poods, with hearse and anpaartennres. and
having secured the services of Sir. Geo. E. Kecd,
of Chicaro. an sipert funeral director and em
balmer of 12 years experience. I am fully pre
ared to jroaruntee satisfaction.
, Telephone 1115.
.Tolin Volk iSc Co.,
Sasb, Doors. B in'ls, Siding. Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Bighteenth St.. bet. Third and Fourth aves.
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
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Members pel ?1M in one year. They pay bnt $1
a week. Anybody en mki at the lowet $137
each week easily. Everybody wants a certificate,
ecanse for each memin rtrjey brine i-i thi-y set
their S10O a month earlier. This is a good thitff
and don't mistake It. Ail.lre s
J. L. UNVERZA.GT. Secn tn-y.
1 Wen Lexiiiylua St., Baltimore, Md
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CHAS. A. MECK
Has opened up at the Adams old stand with a com
plete line of Baby Carriages, Furniture, Car
pets, Stoves, Oil Cloths, ' Window
Curtains and Shades at prices
So Low and Terms So Easy,
you are sure to buy if you will but examine his
' and prices. Shop all around, then come ro us.
Fair Dealing Liberal Terms.
CHAS. A MECK
322 Brady St., Davenport.
Telephone No. 421,. (Adams' old stand).
NOTHING LIKE ITI
Rood la thicker than water,
aad most be kept pure to
Insure good health.
Swift's Specific is natures remedy
for thia purpose.
It never to fails elimnate the impui
tics aad build up the general hea!itu
Thai la only one Swift's Specific,
and there is nothing like it.
Be sure and get the genuine.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
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ONCE. A MONTH ;
OTHER DAYS. WASH THEM CLEAN
WITH WET SPONGE
LADIES, IT COSTS
cent a foot
II to change the appearance of old
Furniture so completely that
your husband will think it 1a new.
f WILL DO IT. (K FOM IT.
WOLF & RANDOLPH. Philadelphia
Fiieze and Ceiling
We have arranged with the t es". Paper Hangers
and Painters in the city to take charge of onr work.
Satisfactory results cati be relied on.
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THIS PAPER KiMH
i treet), vhere suver
t linar contracts my
WHICH IS GOOD
A RECIPE FOR A DAY.
Take a little dish of witter cold
And a little learen of pruyer.
And a little bit of morning gol4
Dissolved tn the morning air;
Add to your meal some merriment
And a thought for kith and kin.
And then. 93 your prjme Ingredient,
A plenty of work tHrown in.
Bnt spice it all with the essence of love
And a little whiff of play.
Let a wise old book and a glance above
Complete the well made day.
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette).
A STRANGE ADVENTURE
"Good morning, sir a lovely day!"
I started rather guilty from the stooping
position in which the voice of my unknown
coUoquist had accosted me. In truth and
in fact I was engaged ia examining the
padlocked moorings of a graceful little boat
whose keel lay on the shore, and meditat
ing to myself how very agreeable a row
across the crystal lake would be through
the silence of the purple August daybreak.
"Good morning:"' I responded, turning to
meet the inquiring gaze of a tall, gentle
manly looking personage, apparently about
35 years of aire, who stood leaning against
a little gate. He was dark and handsome,
with piercing eyes, a forehead slightly bald,
and a jet black mustache, twisted jauntily
away from a small, nervous mouth and his
dress was tasteful and faultless in the last
degree. He had taken off his light straw
hat to greet me, and now stood apparently
awaiting some more definite explanation
on my part.
! beg your pardon, sir," I stammered,
rather confused; "I I hope I am not tres
passing on private grounds?"
"Why, sir, you are undeniably on private
grounds." returned the stranger, smiling,
'but I think we won't call it by any such
aarsh name as tresp;tssinz. You are stay
.ng in the neigiiijorhood?''
"I am staying at the Lake house for the
summer," I explained, "and I suppose my
inornins? walk hits led me farther than I at
"You are about six miles from the house,
s-ir," returned my companion courteously;
' and, judging from your occupation when
1 c.tme down to the gate, you would not
cbject to crossing back by water?"
1 laughed, and acknowledged the fact.
"To tell the truth, sir, I was just think
Lig how cool aud pleasant a short row
would le. In fact, if the boat had not been
f;.stened I should most assuredly have
braved all consequences, and boldly ad
ventured the experiment."
"I tHnk we can overcome that ob
jection," s:iid the stranger, quietly turning
tf an old ruined tree, whose guarded trunk
c erhungthe transparent tide, and draw
ing a key from its hollow depths. "Sup
pose we get up an appetite for breakfast
together? I am not an inexperienced oars
man myself, and I suppose you under
stind the art of propelling 011 the water?"
"Just uive uie an opportunity, and see if
I ilon't indicate my education in aquatic
m itters" I ai 1, in hieh good humor,
springing into the fairylike littie shell,
fo lowed ly my new acquaintance. "Real
Jy, .sir, this is an unexpected treat. I scarce
ly know how ti thank you suiliciently for
yo ir courtesy."
'"Then do not attempt." said the gentle
man, inclining his head with a dignified,
hh:h !red politeness which impressed me
nn re and more in his favor. "1 assure you
tin-gratification is entirely mutual. Pull
to the nt;ht a little; we shail net eutamjled
in yonder floating sheet of water lilies if
we are not careful. Upon my word this is
a riost perfect morning for the water."
1c wa indeed: Across the diamond glit
ter of the lake the golden splendors of an
Ac gust iunrise were just beginning to lie
refected, and in the distance a ange of
dim, misty morntaiu peaks leaned atrainst
the horizon like far off sentinels, almost
los.ng their outline in the blue radiance of
the cloudless heavens.
"I wish I were an artist:" broke almost
inv duntarilv from my lips.
y companion smiied.
"N'eed a man be an artist to enjoy the
beaaties of such a scene as this?" he asked.
"A little more toward yonder point, if you
plei.se, sir. Xow we are out in the chan
nel, anil you can pull as hard or as eay as
you choose. The boat will almost move of
herself, in fact."
He threw down his oars and leaned back
in t le stern, adjusting his straw hat so as
to s.iield his eyes from the too vivid glare
of the morning sunshine.
"One scarcely thinks of civilization in
sue! a secluded spot as this." he murmured
lazily. "I suppose there isn't a living soul
witl in a mile of us, always excepting birds
"I suppose not." I as-sented.
"I'.ut nevertheless the forms and cere
monies of society cannot entirely be cast
aside. May I know whom 1 have had t he
pleasure of helping to an hour's enjoy
inen;?" I Irew tny card from my waistcoat
pocket and handed it across with a smile.
""Vernon Cheveley, eh? A very pretty
nani'i, sir. I congratulate myself on mak
ing ;-our acquaintance. Will you allow
me t) reciprocate your frankness"'
He bowed low as he presented me with a
crutx pled bit of brown paper that he ex
tract h! from an old cigar case. Upon it
was inscribed, in staring letters of red ink,
the one word "Albert."
"A.bert who?"' I involuntarily ques
"A-bert, sir:"' returned tny companion,
Matting into a sitting posture and regard
ing n e with stern dignity; "Prince Albert,
sir: Albert of England, Scotland and
I st ired at him aghast. Was the man
mad or dreaming?
"To your knees, sir:" he said, with a
sharp sudden imperiousness. "Have yoa
noreerence for royalty?"
I obeyed his quick sign almost before I
knew what I was doing. He smiled coin
placet tly, at the same time drawing a
gaudy tinsel star from his pocket and
gravely affixing it to the left breast of his
"Yes my friend," he went on impress
ively, 'you are now in the presence of the
prince consort of Great Britain: Men have
amu.-e 1 themselves by disseminating the
idle ti le that I wa dead; that's all they
know nbout it. I am not dead; and, what
is more, I never shall die. I am privileged
wit h the fcift of everlasting existence. As
long a- 1 wear this jeweled star death can
never ome near me.'"
I feit the cold pen-piration oozing from
every 1 ore in my Udy: I could almost feel
.iiVself yrow pule as I lecame fully con
vinced that I was out upon the solitary
lake alone with a madman: I had heard,
when fi rst 1 came to this mountain retreat,
that tin -re was a large asylum somewhere .
in the vicinity, but I had never given the
affair a second thought. ' Now I was reap-,
ing the consequences of my own folly and'
His dirk, piercing. eyes roved restlessly,
from o ject to object. Suddenly they
rested on my appalled countenance.
"You don't believe what I am aayinjE?" :
Tuu rciu'.iui.r-aca of tvu.it i iia:i orten
read and heard about the expediency nay,
the positive necessity that existed, for in
dulging monomaniacs to the top of their
bent, in whatever whira mv?ht possess
their minds, occurred to me, aryi I hastened
to reply: "Of course I believe it! Why
"Ah, why shouldn't you, indeed? But
people are so skeptical nowadays. Xow,
when Victor Emmanuel was staying at
my house, and Pope Pius came down
by way cf the Mediterranean Take care!
where are you gofng?"
I had thought to take advantage of the
new path intp which his troubled mind
had wandered; to direct the course of the
boat shoreward, bnt hts cunning, roving
eye was upon me in an instant.
"It it is getting very hot here," I stam
mered. "I thought, perhaps, we should
find it cooler on shore."
"Ah-h-h!" he hissed, putting his face so
close to mine as to glare up into my eyes,
under the very shadow of my wide brimmed
hat, "you're a traitor and a hypocrite, like
all the rest of 'em! But I'm prepared for
And with a burst of laughter, so disonant
that the very tide seemed to tremble and
quiver, be flashed a long, sharp knife in
the air, describing a circle of gleaming
light round his head. My blood seemed
turned to ice in my veins as it dazzled
across my vision.
"Put up the knife, your royal highness,"
I said, counterfeiting an offhand ease that
I by no means felt. "Where's the use of it
between friends? Let's talk about the
I was the more anxious to secure his at
tention as I saw moving figures on the
shore, scarcely half a mile away from us,
the flutter of a white handkerchief, and
then a total disappearance of the figures.
Help was at hand, I felt quite sure, if I
could only maneuver so as to reach it.
"Xo, not about the queen," said the poor
maniac; "that grieves and afflicts me." He
closed his knife as he spoke. "But, do you
know," he continued, "I a:u haunted?"'
"Haunted?" 1 said.
"Yes haunted by a horrible, ugly old
woman a witch, or ogress, a female tieud.
Xow. do you know," he said, moving close
up to me, and speaking in a low, mysteri
ous voice, "she won't let me alone?"
"She woht. Sometimes she clinibs up
anions the stars at night, aud sits there
winking through my bedroom window all
night long. Sometimes she comes jump
ing down from the clouds among the rain
drops, and sometimes There she is now,
with three pair of fins and a face like a
He uttered an eldritch screech as he
looked down into the clear, shining depths.
"Let's escape from her:"' I exclaimed,
vigorously seizing my oars. "She can't
"Xo, she can't. We might hide among
the woods, only, if she should turn into a
squirrel and jump up and down among the
trees she does sometimes:"
"Well. then, we'll borrow a gun and dis
pose of her."' I said, still pulling desperate
ly toward the shore, w hile the perspiration,
cold and clammy a midnight dews, steam
ed down my temples.
"What arcy.m in such a devil of a hurry
for?" demanded my companion, rather mo
rosely. "Hold hard n little, can t you?"
I checked my exertion. Evidently he
was in no humor to le trilled with.
"Xo hurry at all," I said, as calmly as
possible; "only, you see, the old witch is
following you up pretty cioseiy, and"
"We are too near the shore," he inter
rupt eil abruptly.
We were wit hin a few rods of the cluster
ing bushes that 1 knew contained help.
Oil. heaven, could I but reach their friendly
shelter. How like a mass of lead my heart
sank in my lxisoru as I saw him catch up
the oars and strike out once more in a con
But as he turned his head away I caught
up the sheathed kniteand llunglt hurtling
upon the shore.
"What's that?" he demanded, turning
"It's your witch." I said, as unconcerned
ly as 1 could. "Don't you think we ought
to go ashore and see what has become of
His eyes roved restlessly along the green
"I don't know; what do you think?"'
"Why she is your enemy. Xo doubt it
was she who spread the report of your
death. You ought to address her in a con
ciliatory manner, and if you could once
bring her to terms what would prevent
you from assuming your proper station
once more in England?"
"That's very true. Here, head her in
toward the land. I wonder I never thought
of that before."
Poor fever brained lunatic! Even in the
consciousness of my own mortal peril my
heart ached for the crazy flights of his
We were close to the friendly land; the
long, silver creen tresses of the willows
almost touched the bow of the boat when
my strange companion started to his feet,
with a yell that aroused all the echoes float
ing over the peaceful lake.
"Traitor spy, double-dyed villain! you
have been deceiving me. Your hirelings
Jurk among yonder bushes. But it is in
vain! The royalty of England shall never
fall a prey to base artifices like these."
He sprang toward me like an infuriated
tiger. At the same time the shore seemed
to become alive with hurrying figures, and
with a last impulse I caught up the rope
that lay coiled at the bottom of the boat,
with one end affixed to an iron hook, and
threw it desperately shoreward. I could
see a tall form plunginsj waist deep in the
water to grasp at it, and then the clinging
arms of my terrible companion were
wreathed around mo. and I knew no more.
"Are you lietter, sir?"
"Better? Yes no I can't Udl. Where
"Here, at a little inn, snug in bed; but
you've had a stormy time of it. What on
tarth possessed you to go out in a boat
with that poor gentleman?"
"Mad, isn't he?" I asked, with all the
frightful occurrences crowding back upon
my mind, as one may remember the hide
ous fantasies of a troubled dream.
"Mad as a March hare, sir; thinks he's
Priuce Albert. They say he's the worst
lase in all the asylum, sir escaped last
night, and has been wandering about the
shores all the morning.'
"Is he safe at last?"
"Yes, sir; they had the deuce of a time
getting hold of him, though. He threw
you overboard as if you had been a willow
twig, and then swam like a fish himsea.
Dick Dayton that's his keeper, sir says
he's got the strength of twenty Samsons in
those long arms of his."
So ended that long, frightful morning
among the peaceful solitudes of Shadow
Lake; but I carry an everlasting memorial
of it in the shape of a single lock of hair
that eleanu, white as silver among the
chestnut luxuriance that carls over my
temples. While I live, and while that lock
retains its ghastly whiteness. I shall ever
remember my peril and deliverance New
York World. (
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