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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1892.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
genily yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy; of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
8 AH FRANCISCO, CAL.
IOUISVIUE. KT. HEW YORK, H.t.
i. K BEIDY.
T. B. AJOtDY.
We tow have unnie flrft-clasa bareitins In ril
.elate wt.irb will net all the way from 8 to tt per
eat on tbe inTextment It wu. ne to me interest
of parties wbo bave tbeir money placed at a lea.
raw or interest to ran ana exummn ne e bmvoids.
Boom 4. Mitchell & Lynde building, ground
oor. in rear or Witcurll & Linoe nanK.
Slate Pencils, Iuk,
Paper Tablets, Satchel,
Straps, Baskets, Pencil Boxes
Rulers, and evervtliiug;
necessary for School.
School Supplies at
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
171? Second Ave.
To call yonr attention to a few facts:
Tour evesieht is priceless the eyes need good
are ; improper epectar.les are i jur ous, yon
abonldiot truxt yonr eyesight to irresponsible
peddler, of cheap Miectacle..
H D. FOLSOM
in a Practical Optician, and will tahe pain, to
properly fit yonr eye. for every defect of vision
and will gnarant.e a perfect fit in every case.
MM MMM M WilWIM tU t-lii l. DO bmm WDM W
If the lines in this diamond fif?ur lo not
appear equally black in all tb? different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sipht
that causes nervous h'-.Til-ac'-e or;d should
be corrected at oact. Eyes tested free.
H. D. FOLSOM,
JeweUr and Optician.
I am selling a good nickel
central draft stand lamp (the
Aurora) complete with chimney
and porcelain shade, for $1.25;
a smaller size for $1 00.
This is the best value in
lamps we ever have had. there
should he no more fctraining of
eyes over bad light at this Tate.
G. M. Looslxt.
1SCU Second Aye.
DR. GREGG GONE.
The Veteran Physician and Pa
. triarch Passes Away.
WAS FULL OF TEAKS AND HONORS.
One WUOH6 Life History was the History
of This Community His Karly Life
His Location in Rock Island, Gal
lantry During the War. Long Period of
Service as Post Surgeon at Kosk Island
Arsenal and Ills Professional Career and
That as Cltlsen Honored by Ail.
Dr. Patrick Gregg, the pionear, physi
cian and patriarch is dead.
A- the gathering shades of night closed
the day at 6 o'clock last evening, the Ten
ePaU; citizen closed his eyes in tbe s'vep
tea' knows no th! -eoiog
in this world.
those who were
near and dear to
him, the aged phy
sician's life ended
as peacefully as it
had been spent.
tr. Cregg. Dr. Gregg had been
ill for two wn-ks.tbe iast'imehe appeared
in public being., when he performed the
office of pall bearer for his old friend and
fellow pioneer, the laie E. P. Reynolds,
and while at times he seemed to revive
and rally, tbe decline was nevertheless
gradual and steady and tbe end was not
untxpi cUd. dissolution being due to the
weight of advancing years.
One of Our Pioneers.
Dr. Gregg was essentially one of the
pioneers of Rock Islaid county. He
was born in Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 12,
1810. At tbe age of 18 he entered Trin
ity college in his native city and for
three years followed the curri
culum of 'that institution. Later
h-iving determined to adopt the medical
profession, he joined the Royal College
of Surgeons, where he remained two
years. In 1833 he emigrated to the Uni
ted States, and was soon admitted to Jef
ferson Medical college at Philadelphia,'
from wbicb be graduated with honors,
and after remaining in Philadelphia and
western New York for a few years he
came to Rock Island county in 1835 and be
Can the practice of bis profession, which be
followed to within a few years ago. Be
ing one of tbe oriuionl early settlers of
tais region, le was elected tbe second
treasurer of Rock Island county, and in
1857 be was elected mayor of the cay,
serving one term .
One oft he First to Kilter the War.
When tbe war broke out in '61 and Sum
ter was taken. Dr. Gregg was one of the
first to respond to tbe country's call.
He raised a company of volunteers, of
wbirh be became captain, and which
wits fcuown as Company K, 58ib Hi.
Vol. Inf.. and entered the service of
bis adopted country. His patriotism
was only exceeded by bis gallantry, and
he ptriicipated in tbe battles f Fort
Donelson and Shiioh, being made pris
oner at the latter place. He remained a
prisoner of war six months, first being
confined in Seima and afterward being
transfttrrt d to Talladega. While be was
held kb a prisoner. Gen. Beauregard sent
a delegation to Washington to confer
with tbe government with reference to
an exchange of prisoners, and Dr. Grege
was among tho-e chosen by his fellow
prisoners to be transferred, one of his
comrades being Mai. Stone, afterward
governor of Iowa. They went to Wash
ington together, and the doctor was af
terward appointed by Governor Yates as
surgeon witn two assistants or tue uoi.
Mulliiran brigade. He went to Virginia
and juined hi. J brigade, and remained
with the same two yiars, continuing in
tbe service of tbe federal government
until the fall of 1604
Post Surgeon at Rook Island Arsenal.
After ttie wr was over Dr Greag re
turned to Rock Island, and Oct.l.lSGS
hewas appointed post surgeon at Rock
Island arrsmal, an office he held until
Aug. 1, 1886, alwsys discharging bis
duties faithfully during the long period !
of a q iirter of a century that he he'd I
Dr, Gregg was a njanof noble heart
and generous and patriotic impulse. He
was a high minded, dignified gentleman,
yet always approachable and of genial dis
position. He way full of reminiscences
of tbe early history of tbe county, which
b'e had seen as much of as anyone, and
he delighted to relate anecdotes of the
early days. He occupied a position in
the affections of tbe pioneers of Rock
Island county and was held in high re
gard by all who came after. Profes
sionally he stood second to no physi
cian in the state.
Dr. Gregg leaves with bis widow tbe
following children: Capt. John W
Gregg in Dakota, Joseph K. in Nebraska,
Spencer, of Texas, Mrs. A. C. Dart and
Misses Sarah, Carrie and Fannie Gregg,
of this city.
The funeral will be held from tbe
Gregg homestead on Eighth avenue and
Twenty-fifth street at 2 o'clock Monday
Harry Nason. of 4014 Seventh avenue,
died at hood today of itflammation of the
brain, aged 26 years. He leaves a wife
and one child. The funeral will occur
Monday morning at 9 o'clock with ser
vices at the bouse, aod interment in Oik
dtle cemetery, Davenport.
Helm a Fjbm-'-k died of croup at her
parents' hom 8i7 Eleventh street, at 8
o'clock this morning, tiged 2 years and 10
months.' The fut erl occurs at 2 p. m.
A Business Change.
Robert Wall, w'i. tor many years hat
been cannected wiih the carriage manu
facturisg bubineca in this city, has dis
posed of his hu'ines on Third avenue,
and will go into business ia Davenport.
John Stuhr. the Tir.r-1 rve:;ue wagon
maker,, and F rdinan i SeJfiert have pur
chased the business, nd will conduct it
under tha firm name o Seiffert & Stubr.
B th are practical ni'n, and will no
doubt meet wiih success.
Amateur Musicul Club.
The Amateur Mu ical tlut c imDOsed
of 15 of the more aocoinplisheu musicians
of.RocklsIand andVohnehas l.-een formed.
Mrs. J It. Kimball of this cit,- is presi
dent, and the club me's bi weekly. The
qualifications are such as to limit the
membership to 15, and only those of
something more than ordinarily musical
talent or culture are admitted.
The democrats of Cordov and sur
rounding country turned out en masse
last night, when Truman P.'ao'z deliv
ered one of his characteristically able
Tonight there is to be a great dem
ocratic demonstration a' D-ivenp"rt.
The Thistle. Wine Swain and Freddie
came down. aDd the Stt'rn. Sateliie,
Kit Car.-on ard Verne Swain passed ut
The stage f water at. the Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 1 90. and tbe
temperature w 42
Water Clocks of Olden Times.
It appears that the Assyrians were tha
first people to divide tbe day into portions
of time, also that they were the iaventora
of the clepsydra, or water clock, the divi
sion of time and the invention both belong
ing t a period too remote for precise cal
culation. All that we know of the history
of the clepsydra is that the apparatus was
in use at the time of the overflow of the
first Assyrian empire, 15. C. 759.
This water clock, the first of the time
keepers, was nothing more than a cylin
drical brass vessel capable of holding sev
eral gallons of water. At one side there
was a very small hole through which the
water was allowed to trickle, something
after tbe fashion of the emptying of an
hourglass. From experiments made on
recently discovered clepsydras it Is calcu
lated that one would empty itself about
once every two hours. Under the reign of
Phul, the royal palace of Xinevah, as well
as each of the principal districts of the
city, possessed a water clock of the same
size, shape and capacity. They were filled
at a signal from the watchman on the
tower, who was stationed there to proclaim
the moment of the rising of the sun.
During t he day they were in the custody
of officials whose duty it was to fill them
as often as they became empty. Besides
these "time masters" there was a regular
staff of criers, working under municipal
authority, who, as often as the clocks were
emptied, passed through the principal
streets announcing the fact for the benefit
of the people in general. In this way our
remote ancestors managed to get a rough
computation of the flight of time. St.
The Old Mesmerist in a New Role.
A Russian hypnotist and mind reader
gave an entertaining seance at Metropolitan
temple last night. At his request twelve
gentlemen took seats on the stage, and to
each of them the doctor gave a small crys
tal prism set in the center of a dark stone.
He requested them to hold the crystals in
their right hand about eighteen inches
from the eyes and to gaze fixedly at them.
Mesmeric passes were made over their
faces, ami after tbe lapse of a few minutes
three of the gazers bad fallen asleep. The
others were dismissed.
With these three subjects tbe doctor
produced some remarkable phenomena,
lie induced them tn imairine that thev wprn
! on tbe seashore and to imitate bat hers and
victims of a terrible shipwreck. Then they
made the audience laugh by beginning to
disrobe for a bath, and the manner in
which they swam and floundered on the
carpet was most ludicrous.
Two of the subjects were placed side by
side facing the siiectators, while the doctor
calmly threaded a sack needle with twine.
Obedient to his command the subjects
opened their mouths and he drew the
needle and thread through the upper lip of
each, literally sewing them toirether. The
subjects did not betray the slightest indi
cation that they suffered tbe least pain,
and he made them sing while in that con
dition. Several gentlemen were called
upon the stage to examine the thread in
order to satisfy them that it was no trick.
Then the doctor drew out the thread and
showed that not a drop of blood had flowed
from the boles or stained the thread. San
What the ti.u C-eorti W- Vest fays tn
regard to the superiority of the Hirch
berg's diamond and non-chaDgeable spec
"I am using classes which I purchased
from Prof. Uirfch berg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me grent
pleasure t' re '.oiuuiend !Yof. nirtrhberg
as an excellent optician, and his g h8 s
are simply unequalled in rov exner-ence
G G. Vtoi '
These spectacles are for ea! by T. H
Thomas agent for Rock Island.
Fall to do Our Duty.
Everybody bas at times jailed to do
their duty towttrd themselves. Hun
dreds of lady readers suffer front sick
headache, nervousness, sleeplesness and
female troubles . Let them follow the
example of Mrs. U. Herbechter, Sevens
Point. Wis., wbo for five years suffered
greatly from nervous prostration and
sleeplessness, tried physicians and differ
ent medicines without success. B it one
bottle of Dr. Miles Nervine caused sound
sleep every night and ehe is feeling like a
new person. Mrs. Elizabeth Wheeler
Laramie City, Wyoming, who tried all
other remedies, declares that after three
weeks' use of the Nervine for headache,
nervous prostration, etc.. she was en
tirely relieved. 8r Id by Hartz & Bahn
sen. Trial bottle free.
TRACK AND TRAIN.
News Notes of Interest in Rail
IMPE0VXMENT IN THE CAE SERVICE.
Meeting of the Local Agents and a Dis
ensslon of the New Car Service Regula
tionsThe Rock Island's Report Pros
pects of Another Change in the C. R. I.
P. Time Card Railway Notes and
The age.'.ts of the roads centering in
the tri-cities held a meeting in the Rock
Island house the other day for the pur
pose of discussing tbe rules of the Chi
cago Car service association vhic.h goes
into effect here Nov. 7. Mr. Morgan,
a representative of tbe a'sociation, was
in attendance and explained details of.
tbe plan which is in oneration in various
cities. Tbe opinion pttvails among
railroad officials that local shippers and
receivers, after the pln h&s been thor
oughly tried, will be pleased with it. In
fact it will work hardship on no one. and
will greatly relieve the railways, who
sometimes lose the ue of many cars for
weeks owing to the slowness of some
shippers, which on the other hand pre
vents the carrier fr?iu handling other
The Rock Island Report.
The annual report of the Chicago.
Rock Inland &. Psciflc railroad was filed
sesterday with the slate board of railroad
commissioners and the income accounts
contain the following figures: Gross
earnings from operation, $19 Of 6 644 99;
operating expenses. $12,949,264 25; in
come from operation, $6,147 380 74; in
come from other sources. $225,114.21;
total income. $6,372 494 95; total deduc
tions from income. $4 644 3 8.79. ret in
come, $1,78,186.16; dividends, 3 per
cent common stock, 1,384.574; surplus
from operations for year ending June
SO; 1892. $843 512 .15; deficit June 30,
1892. $83 049 28; taxes paid in Kan-,
A Novel Car.
The Baltimore & Onio railrotd has re
cently placed in service a 84 foot lumber
car, the peculiar .feature of which is that
the inside lining extends clear to the roof
srd no outside sheathing is used. An
other peculiar feature is its end door,
which is 6 feel 7 inches locg a: d 2 feet
10 inches wide. This door is made of
two thicknesses of seven-eighths inch
matched boards running in opposite di
rections. Tbe side door opening is 5
feet wide by 6 feet 7 inches high. The
car is 8 feet 8 itches wide, 36 feel 10
inches long over the sills.
Barney Nichols, formetly with the
United States Express company here, and
who is now located in Wyoming, is in
town shaking bunds with old friends, and
will visit here a short time.
An instruction car of tbe C-R I. & P.
was at Davenport on Friday and during
the afternoon and evening all the em
ployes of the company connected with
the train service were there and received
instructions of tbe late rules and regult
tions of tbe lines.
Another new time card will probably
go into enect on toe U.,it. 1. & f. one
week from tomorrow. I; is understood
that no material change will be made iu
the running on trains on this division.
The announcement has been made of
the marriage of Conductor Ed. Terry, the
popular ticket taker of tbe St. Louis di
vision of the C, B. & Q , and Miss
Beatrice Haynes. of Bush cell, wbicb oc
curs at the latter place on Noy. 10.
Rod W. Justin, formerly yardmaster
here, and now general superintendent of
tbe company's yards in Chicago, was in
town a few hours yesterday greeting old
a Engineer Harry Nsson of the Rock Inl
and is lying in a precarious condition at
his home up town with brain fever. He
has only been sick a few days, but Lis
case is said to be 'ilarming.
Ike Burnett formerly rotSt.i"sler on
tbe east end of the C. R. I. P. ad
now in the employ of a stee. company
in Joliet was in RocK Island calling en
old friends about the city.
Tickt Broker Charles Mclugh went
up to Chicago last night on1' a s'ort
Freight business on all the roads is
booming end passenger business is jut
Larry Lyons, express messenger on
tbe O. M- & St. P., is laying off. beins
called to Racine to tbe bedside of bis
brother, whose life is despaired of.
Brakeman O'Brien is running in bis
place during his absence.
Charles W. Humphrey, northern pass
enger agent of tbe Chicago & Eastern Il
linois, was in tbe city yesterday looking
after the interests of his company here.
Night Operator Louis E.well, of the
C, B. & Q , who has been stationed
here for the past year, leaves to accep'.
the night office at East St. Louis under
tbe same company.
Trainmaster Keitu, who has been in
the service of the Rock Island road at
Davenport for some time, has received
notice that after Nov. 1 he will not be
needed, though no reason bus been given
him for tbe change. He will be suc
ceeded by Train ms8ter Smith, of Horton,
JAHNS & BERRESEN
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And HoU3K Furnishing Godb.
1612 8ec0nd avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Special Sale of
BOOTS AND SHOES
AT THE CARSE & CO. STAND.
CARSE COS OUfc
Wright & Peters' Dongola Hand Turn at,d We't $4.50 $3.7S
" Dull dong welts. . 4.50 3.?
Dontrolas M. .S 3.50 2.5
Mat kid top 4.60 2.0t
Straight gnat 2.75 2.25
Stribley'e Dongola hand turn 4.00 S.2S
Welt 3.50 3.0
. .. M S 2.8
Cloyes Welt 3.50 3.09
M. S. patent tip 3.00 2.2
French & Hall's Cordovan Hand Seed 5.50 4.75
Calf Hand Sewel 5.50 4.7
Bay State Calf Welt 5.00 4.7
We Guarantee the above to be lower than ever before offered. Call at our
store and inspect our goods and prices; we have also a great many other bar
Grains that we are now offering.
Successor to Carse & Co.. 1622 Second Avenue.
Upon the solicitation of a number of our leading
Physicians we have secured the agency tor the sale
of the celebrated Brotherhood Wine Cos. Wines and
Liquors, which are unexcelled for medicinal use.
We have the following goods in original pint
Pure t able (aret.
Zinfacdel Clxret -
Norton's Seedling Claret
i eweet Catawba lf
I Sweet Catawba r8$
I Pry rat aw ha WW
I Dry atawb
Old Brolherhond Brandy
Old Cherry Brandy .. ....1898
Old Medicinal Port IS
Old Sweet Delaware 180t
Hi. Old Brocton Port IS
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
We Copy after None.
SSffA handsome Panel Picture with every $15 worth of goods
Our Prizes are Winners.
Ladies' fine Dongola Button $3 0 shoe in tliia sale reduce
to $1 98. A tine 2.50 shoe cut to $1.78.
Infant shoes 28 cents.
flarTii-- q-iuliiies we will thow yoi w.ll c-iuse you tu wonder, as they are Tery
FAMOUS SHOE STORE,
108 W. 3d near Brady Davenport, Iowa.
G-. L. WYNES & CO.
Remarque proof Etchings
this week 90c.
Picture framing a spec
ialty. The largest and most com
plete line of stationery
and blank books in the
Closing out window
White Savon Laundry Soap, 31
bar- for 82c ThU U th best
bargain t?ver otferad in th
Toilec Soaps, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and IOo
Tar soap this week only 3c.
Clothes Pius lc a dozen.
Flower Pots, plain anl decora
ted at Jewest prices.
Baskets. v .
Geo. H. Kingsbury.
1703, 1705 Second avenue. Rock Island, Telephone 1216
4(2 Fifteenth street, Moline.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
IFS O IE
Ail ktndfl of Cnt Flower ftonatanllv on hand.
Green Houses- Flower fitore
One Work corth of Centra) Park, the largest ir la. 80 Bik j btreet, DsTtoporr. Iowa.