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IT MEANS MUCH.
The Promotion of Col. D. W. Flag,
ler of the Army.
Believe t be m Thc f0p th,
Thre Citi-kt.h r the i,, t
"r v i. u . x luier
dj the president, with the rank of
brigadier general, as chief of ord-
, bj ic in King men
to be a good moTe in the interests of this
immediate locality. There ia Drobahl
no man in the three ciiea, who enjoyed a
closer or more confidential, acquaintence
with Col. Flagler than Mr. B. P. TilW.
hast, managing editor of the Davenport
jjemocrat, whose paper last evenlntr con
tained the following, concerning the effect
01 tne appointment as well as biographi
cal sketch of the promoted colonel:
In this locality his appointment to this
uoDorea position means much. With
voi. x lagier in tne chair f the chief of
ronance ue Kock Island arsenal will
have the warmest possible friend at the
headquarters of the ordnance department
and that means a great deal for this post
du mot ue cities about it . For the past
" JtM ocn a iriena has not been pos
sessed in that place, and the lack of euch
an ally has been felt and appreciated.
There is scarely a doubt that Col. Flagler
will be confirmed in the appointment,
and when that confirmation is given him
a brighter day will dawn here at this
Daniel W. FJagler was born in New
York, He was appointed from New York
that state, cadet at the United States MN
litarr accademy July 1. 1S56. to June 24
1661, and graduated No 5 in his class, bre
veted secnd lieutenant of ordnance
June 24, 1861 . He served during tie re
bellion from 1861 to 1866; in drilling vol
unteers at Washington. D. C, July 1 to
15, 1861; as acting aidde:amp to Col.
Hunter in the Manassas campaign of
July 1861, being engaged in the battle of
Buli Run July 21. 1SG1; as aide de-camp
to Brig. Gen. McDowell in the defenses
of Washington July to August, 1861; was
promoted to first lieutenent of ordnanca
Aug. 3, 1961, was assistant crdnance
officer at Allegheny arsenal. Pennsy'.
vania, and on foundry duty at Fort Pitt
foundry, Pittsburg. Pa ; inspecting ord
nance for fitting out the Mississippi river
Flotilla August to December, 1861; was
chief of ordnance to Gan Burnside's ex
pedition to North Carolina December,
1861, to August, 1362. being engaged in
the battle and capture of Roanoke Island
Feb. 7-8, 1863, ia charge of tranfporta- ,
tion of seige train across the country from I
Newbern.to Fort Macon, N. C, and of
construction of approaches and batteries '
in front of Fort Macon in March and
April 1862, and in command of mortar
batteries in the bombardment of Fort Ma
con, resulting in the capture April 26,
1862. He was breveted captain March
14, 1862,for gallant services at the battle
of Newbern. N. C. ; breve,.ed major Ap
ril 26, 1862, for gallant services at the
6iege of Fort Bacon. N. C. in the Mary
land campaign (army of the Potomac) he
served as assistant ordnance officer and
aide-camp September to October 1862.
being engaged in the battle of South
Mountain Sep. 14. and the battle of An
tietam Sep. 17, 1862; as chief of ordnance
of the army of the Potomac November
1862 to November 1863. being engaged
in the battl 3 of Fredericksburg Dec. 13.
1862, the battle of Chanctllorsville, Va .
May 2 and 4. 1863, and the battle of
Gettysburg. Pa , July 1 and 3, 1863. He
was promoted to, captain of ord
nance March 3.' 1863; he was
in hospital in October and Nevember.
1862, on inspection duty at West Point
foundry. New York, Nov., 1863, to May
1664; assistant to chief of ordnance. C.
8. A., Washington. May, 1864 to June,
1865, and on special duty inspecting
arms, army t the Potomac. Feb., 1865.
in charge of Tredegar Iron works. Rich
mond, Va., April and May. 1865. on a
tour of inspection of western arsenals
with the chief of ordnance, May, 1865; in
charge of receiving arms from disbanded
volunteers from Delaware and Pennsyl
vania atJWilmicgton, Del , and Phila
delphia and Harrisburg, Pa., May and
June, 1865, and on special or 1 nance in
spection duty, breaking up ordnance de
pots and removing ordnance from fortifi
cations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Geor
gia and Alabama from June to Spt.,
1865. He was brevetted lieutenant col
onel March 13, 1865, for distinguished
services in the field during the war of the
rebellion. He was ass'Stint ordnance
officer at Wateivliet arsenal. New York,
from October to December, 1865; was in
command of Augusta srs jnal and Augus
ta powder works. Georgia, from January,
1866, to May, 1871; having charee also of
the confederate ordnance establishment?,
depots and stoies, and disposal of the
same at Atlanta, Macon. Athens and Sa
vanna, Ga.,from January. 1866, to Jan
nary, 1869, and was on special ordnance
inspection duty at Fort Fisher, N. C,
December, '66. Btlma. Ala.. Feb., '69,
and Fort Pickens, Florida, February,
1871 . He came here in command of
Rock Island armory and arsenal Jane,
1871, and remained until May 31. 1886
He was a member of the board on heavy
gun carriages at New York January to
March, 1878, of special inspection of
Fort Union arsenal, New Mexico, with
view of breaking up same, September,
1880; on the board at Indianapolis. Ind.,
in regard to the removal of the Indianap
olis arsenal in January, 1883. and on
ordnance inspection duty at San An
tonia, Tex., Ft Lowell. Ariz , and Beni
cia, Cal, February to March. 1883. He
was promoted to major of ordnance June
23, 1874, and to lieutenant colonel of
ordnance Aug. 23. 1881.
He was in command of Frankford a rse
nal, Pa., May 31, 1886, to Nov. 11, 1839
He was absent on sick leave from June
26. 1886. to Feb. 28, 1887. He was pres
ident of the board on site for gun foundry
March 22 to May 14, 1E87; president of
the board on comparative merits of Morse
and service reloading cartridges March 3
to May 1, 188S, on special duty to select
site and make plans for the Columbia
arsenal, Tenn.. May 29 to Jane SO, 1888
and was president of the board for testing
rifled cannon and projectiles from Feb.
15, 1889, to date, He was la command
at Watertown a ranal, Mass., from Nov-
. ioo, to the present, and will step out
of that position into thr higher and more
responsible one as soon as the senate has
time to act upo n his nomination.
THE TKI-C1TY LIX ES.
FreMdeat Walker Blames the Ex
Prttiieat, e B. tte-lmr, fr l iwikt
In connection with an interview with
W. B. Walker, president of the tri-city
street railway system, the Chicago Tri
bune prints the following as coming from
that gentleman with regard to the lines in
We bought the road and stocked it in
Chicago, believine. as we were assured,
that it was a good investment. We never
asked what Mr. Holmes paid for it, but
we now think we paid too much. For
nearly two years it paid eight per cent,
but I question if it ever earned it. The
road was in bad shape in fact, little
more than a wreck when we bought it,
and it soon became necessarv torerail fbe
entire line and equip it anew throughout.
To do this and make some extensions
which were not profitable, bat which had
to be done to ward off competition, we
spent f 300.000. We have added twelve
or more miles to the original purchase, so
that now the Davenport and Rock Island
railway comprises about thirty-fire miles.
"We had an expert examine the records
some time after we bought the road, and
although I do not regard his report as
altogether conclusive it was to the effect
that the road never earned more than four
percent on the stock. I myself think it
never earned more than five per cent."
"Has it paid any dividends lately?"
"O, no. Oa the contrary we were
called upon to assess ourselves, which we
did rather than borrow money, to perfect
and keep the road in operation. But it
is now paving operating expenses and
making a little money, and to further in
crease its facilities we are now putting in
an electric plant which will cost about
I350.0CO more. When that is completed
we think the revenue of the road will be
materially increased. Bat we are not
looking for any dividends just yet. If
we knew ss much then as we do now we
would not have gone into Mr. Holies'
scheme. We went into it blindly, and
dw we are trying to pull through with
our eyes open.''
"Uas Mr. Holmes any interest in the
"There are 350 shares of the stock
standing to his name on the books, but
whether he entirely controls tbem or not
I don't know."
Be the opinions of the Chicago associ
ales of Mr. Holmes what tbey may, tne
people of Rock Island will always Lave a
tender side for him, for the city owes
much of r.s present prosperity to bis en
terprise and public spirit. If Mr. Holmes
will cut loose in Chicago and come to
Rock Island, our people will be glad to
elect him mayor next spring without re
gard to politics.
Wm . Draucker, Davenport's brick car
rier, finished his week's tramp from one
corner of Second and Rock Island streets
to another, in Davenport, last evening.
The Democrat says: "His seven days'
walk had no sensational finish. There
was no brass band to play "See. the con -quoring
bero comes," as he micie hi3 la;t
trip. Neither did be attempt any circus
features during his last hour's walk. He
didn't 'even finish oa a run. He simply
plodded on at his us u 6.1 rate of about
thirteen miles a day, and made a trip as a
clincher after the six o'clock whistle
blew then lay down his bricks and walked
into Nick Newcomb's place, where the
money promised him on the completion
of his tatk had been deposited. Here he
did what a sensible mm would do. He
took sn even $10 of the purse, left the
rest on deposit and went home."
A Jvyfnl OreaMlon Inderd.
Fiften couple of the friends of Mrs.
Georgiana Bixby, chitf operator of the
Rock Island telephone exchange, last
evenicg gave the lady a pleasant a sur
prise al her new home, 1918 Seventh av
enue. Tbose who designed ani carried
out the aff iir had coupled a desire to pay
their compliments to the 1 tdy as well as
to give her tome a hcuse warmine. and
and they wanned it. tr.ns'ortred into a
ecene of unalloyed joy f:om gsrret to
foundation stone. Having presented the
hostess wtih a beautiful easy chair, they
spread an elaborate lunch, after which
there was music by Prof. Bowlby and
Miss Agnes Bixby, and a season of social
pleasure long to be remembered. Mrs.
Bixby's surprise was no less than the hap
piness the event brought her.
Dr- F. D. Paul, of Andalusia. Rock
Island county, called on us Monday. Be
informs us that he contemplates settling
nere in tne practice or medicine He is
a thoroughly read homeopathic pracli
tioner and a graduate of the State Uni
versity of Iowa. We shall be glad to
welcome the doctor to our midst. Cam
Frank At water and wife, from Horton,
Kan., are visiting friends in Cambridge
and Munson. Mr. Atwater has been in
the hardware business at Horton for the
past year, but has lately d'sposed of his
business there and is looking for a new
location. Geneseo Republic.
Ball way X-w.
A night railway mail service between
Rock Island and St. Louis ii to be put
on over the Burlington route the middle
of next month. A mail car will be at
tached to Nos. 3 and 4 The new plan
will save several hours betweeu Mods
mouth and St. Louis in the late mails,
U. S. SiGSAt Optics, I
Washington, D. C, iut. 84. I
Fair and slightly warmer.
A FRIGHTFUL FATE.
Hernia a Lipplt, of Watertown,
Terribly Mangled. -
Aw Aw rat Aee ideat ta the Vpper
llacl Yards Taia Afterae-aa-The
Herman L'ppelt, of Watertowr, met a
frightful death in the Rock Island yards
near the B mill, shortly after noon today.
Mr. Lipielt and Chas. Lehman had been
packing ice near Watertown and each
came to Hock Island this morning for a
load of sawdust. Lip pelt was driving
the first 'vagon and had driven through
the upper mill yards to the crossing
over tie raiiroai tracks near
the B mill. He had driven
almost across the track when switch en
gine 7 c f the Rock Island road, which
was goini; up the yards in charge of
Jas. Log! in with Engineer Geo. Colbum
at the throttle and A. Johnson, fireman,
struck the rear end of wagon. The team
at once became unmanageable and
lunged forward, Mr. Lippelt being thrown
out of the wagon and directly under the
wheels of the locomotive, which passed
directly across bis chest, almost completely
severing the body, which was dragged
a consider ible distance and the wheels a
gain ran over it. J As soon as the horrifying
discovery was made the engine was
stopped ard the unfortunate man extri
cated from his position . Death had been
almost instantanecuv The body was
taken at once to Undertaker Knox's
rooms and Coroner Hawes summoned. A
jury com pes ?d of Chas. Hodgson, fore
man, F. . Nye, Conrad Schneider. John
Mulqueen. L Kramer and S.Condon, was
sworn and the investigation is in pro
gress this afternoon.
Mr. Lippelt was thirty 6ix years of
age and a firmer. He leaves a family
The horses dashed on up through the
Rock Islunl yards to Cable street where
they were cught. Tbey were not in
jured nor wus the wagon damaged to any
COr XT V BIILIII.(..
20 Esutt of Milla W. Baker Final
report of administrator filed, receipts of
heirs and dm ributees filed and estate
closed and ar.rainistrator di-:bareei.
Estate of Johann Andreas Stottmeis-
ter Will admitted to probate; letters
testomeLt.ry issued to Andreas Stott
meister: bone tied and approved. Chris
tian Dnnhart. Andrew Shu'tz and Chris
tian Guldenpf.nnig appointed apprais
ers. 21 Guard, anship of James B. Osborn
Guardian's final report filed and ap
proved and ci&rdian discharged.
21 J. B. Fowler to Perry Brisg e
nei. 7. 16, 4. $1,350
C J. Bidell to J. H. Young lots 1
and 2, block V, Healey's first addition to
George Scbafer to J. M. Beardsley ej
lot 5. block 6 old town of Rock Llinc",
C. A. S. Elmiston to W. F. Bender
son and Anna J. Cel. ins lot 3. block 3,
Chicago addit on. S65 95
A. C Wetb to M. A. Collins nej and
nei. 5. lii. 5, ward n J. 4 16, 5 w.
Mary J. Cal le et al., to W. C Cramer
wj. lot 2. block 7, Thompson & Well'
addition to Rock Islmd, $1.
Mies J. H. Bancroft will give a free
lecture on thh subject to ladies at the
G. A R. halL 1503 Second avenu.
Thursday evening, Jan. 29, at 8 o'clock.
Classes will meet for the first lessen at
the old Diveniort house, corner of Siv
enth avenue a d Seventeenth street, as
follow?: Friday, .Taa 31. class for mar
ried ladies and voung lJis. 10:30 a. m.
Evening class, 7 30 p. m. Children's class
Siturday, Jan. 31, at 1:31 p. m. Terms
for the course, (two lessoas weekly f or
six weeks, $5, payable in advance. Miss
Bancroft can b; consulted about the work
Wednesday, Jan. 2$, from 9 to 12 a. m..
at 619 East Fif eentn street. Davenport.
m Ir't a I'ureonf.
A. F. Greaser, fireman at the water
works has 'ladsome news frcm across
the sta?. It is Is the effect that a fortune
of t200,000 has been left bis father, An
drew Greaser. Ht Muscatine, by an une'e
who died recently in Germany. Mr.
Greaser has but three children, two sons
and a daughter, Mr. A. F. Greiser, of
this city, being the oldest.
Aew Fran J la th Hlat Dtrii.
There is at Tl omaa' drug eto e a new
penny in the slo; arrangement. It is a
device furnished by the "Langdon Bell6"
Perfume company. You ("rop a penny
in the elot, hold your handkerchief under
the larger of thn-e blls and receive on it
a delightful epra?, while the bells chime
in merry unison.
Braoka l-'aaad tWutltj'.
The Brooks frgery case went to ihs
jury in the circui" court last evening st 5
o'clock and this morning the jury returned
into court with a verdict of guilty, and
fixing the penalty at three years in the
Bard Coal Market.
$7.75 per ton fur best anthracite coal,
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount f or cash. Indiana black
4.50and Cannel coal $6 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for lees than
one ton; carrying in 25c per ton extra.
E. G. Frazeb.
It is, to say the least, wrong for any
body to go to church or public meeting,
hacking away and disturbing the preacher
or orator with courhing. Use Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup atonze; it costs only 25 eta.
a bottle. . . . ...
Shlf Oil Cloth,
Room a-d P:cire
HTictar Cord. Twine. Kails,
o4 Books at ljwr-t prices.
Call and se.
C. C. TAYLOR.
First door eart of London
Xlie Little Jewel
HAVE YOU SEEN IT !
If you wast a lamp of any kind, it
will pay you to see wbat I have. The
range in price :s from IS cents up, and
the variety atd style is just as great.
Chi a ass Glass
1S00 Second AveEce.
Lloyd & Stewart,
SOU AGISTS rjft
CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
DimicX Block, No. s .th Su Poet I:asd.
HaTine pnrc.aea a coxjlcte line of Undertak
ing goods. w:tb hear and anpnartenticep, and
huvmp r c-.rwl the service of Air. Gvo. E. Re-d,
of Chicago, ati expert fnn ral director and cm
ba'.mer of 12 years experience, I am f ally pre
pared to nT$rie Mtiriact.on.
J. X. BEaUDnLEY,
TTOHX2T AT Law (f3ce with J. T. tea
wority. 1725 Second ATenne.
J1XKSON II UK ST,
ATTORSKY8 AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
auona Banc BniidiLg, Rock Island. I1L
B. D. IVUIIT. O. L. WALKS.
SWEEMT ti WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AJTD COUNSELLORS. AT LAW
Office m Btnpeton't block. Rock Islacd. tLL
McEMBY k McESLCr,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on rood
security, mate col ections. Reference, Mitch
eli Lynde. backers. Uffiee in Postomc block.
THE DAILY AW.IS.
FOB PA LB BVSHY SVKNINQ at CramDtos's
News btand. 7:re cents per copy.
DBS. BUTHEBFORD ft BUTLER,
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VBTERNA
r? college, Vetertary Physicians anp Snrgeons.
Office i Tindall's Livery stable; ResidcEce: Over
Asters Bakery, market square.
WM. 0. KULP.D. 0,S,
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Room M, T7. 28 and ,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. I A.
R. R. TICKET
(Member American Ticket Brokers' Aastn)
liEDUOKD Rates to all Ponrre.
OFFICE In Adams Expresi Office under
" Harper Boose.
Afc- ti. -i rv-r i-
Tinware And Hotjsk
1618 second avenue.
Jinko or Cat Bisketa. all sizes.
New stjlea of basket opened each
Something new in D 11 Hammocks.
All the latest Games.
Lamps, all kinds.
China and Glassware.
We will place on sale Thursday the
finest line of Plush Gxrijever brought to
the cit, and to be sol i at less than
manufacturers' prices. Come and gt
our prices before purchasing anvthinz in
the Holiday line.
We Set HieRace, Let OtliersFolIowif tbeyCaa
K ANN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
Nj. 1811 aad 1813 St end avenue,
C ffer to the Public the B9t brll'.iaat li e of the season in
Lounges and Couches. 1
Chamber Suit, j
Centre. Library and
Popular 12mo Bouks 25c.
We also have a complete line of vii l-.i
Art Booklet fr.mS; up.
Albums by the 100 and at price wLl
can't be equaled.
Etchings and Frames, just tae thlcg
for X mas. Watch us for bargains :ii
1705 Second Avenue
Branch Store 400. 15th St., Moline
Parlor Table?, Etc
for the Celebrated
Sheet Iron, Gas and
Also Sewer work.
Orposm Habpzr House.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL