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IT MEANS MUCH.
The Promotion of Col. D. W. Flag
ler of the Army.
Believe t be Thl. f.r t-
Tfcre CUl-MketeH,rhe tt f
tbe l'ferc.BHMt efKeek I.:-
The appointment of Col. D. W. Flagler
by the president, with the rank of
brigadier general. as chief or ord
nance, is believed fey thinking men
to be a good more in the interests of this
immediate locality. There is Drobhlv
no man in the three ci:ies, who enjoyed a
closer or more confidential, acquaintance
wiin uoi. riagier than Mr. B. F. TilW
bast, managing editor of the Davenport
Democrat, whose paper last evening con
tained the following, concerning the effect
01 the appointment as well as biographi
cal sketch of the promoted colonel- -
In this locality his appointment to this
honored position means much. With
Col. Flagler in the chair of the chief of
oranance the 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
ana iortne cities about it. For the past
15 years such a friend has not been pos
sessed in that place, and the lack of such
an ally has been felt and appreciated.
There is scarely a doubt that Col. FJagler
will be confirmed in .the appointment,
and when that confirmation is given him
a brighter day will dawn here at this
Daniel W. Flagler was born in New
York. He was appointed from New York
that state, cadet at the United States Mi
litary accademy July 1, 1856. to June 24
1661, and graduated No 5 in his class, bre
Teted second lieutenent of ordnance
Jane 24, 1861 . Be served during tfce re
bellion from 1861 to 1866; in drilling vol
unteers at Washington. D. C, July 1 to
15, 1861 ; as acting aid-decamp to Col.
Hunter in the Manassas campaign of
July 1861; being engaged in the battle of
Buli Run July 21. 1S61; as aide de-camp
to Brig. Gen. McDowell in the defenses
of Washington July to August, 1861; wa6
promoted to first lieutenent of. ordnance
Aug. 3, 1861, was assistant ordnance
officer at Allegheny arsenal. Penney',
vania, and on foundry duty at Fort Piu
foundry, Pittsburg. Pa ; inspecting ord
nance for fining out the Mississippi river
Flotilla August to December, 1861; was
chief of ord cance to Gen. Burnside's ex
pedition to North Carolina December,
1861, to August. 1862. being engaged in
the battle and capture of Roanoke Island
Feb. 7-8, 1863, in charge of transporta
tion of seige train across the country from
Newbern.to Fort Macon, N. C, and of
construction of approaches and batteries
in front of Fort Macon jn March and
April 1862, and in command of mortar
batteries in the bombardment of Fort Ms
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; breveted major Ap
ril 26, 1862, for gallant services at the
Biege of Fort Bacon. N. C, la the Mary
land compaign (army of the Potomac) he
servtd as assistant ordnance officer and
aide-camp September to October 1862,
being engaged in the battle of 8outh
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) 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
1864; assistant to chief of ordnance, U.
B. A., Washington, May, 1864 to June,
I860, and on special duty inspecting
arms, army ! me rotomac. 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 atJWilmington, Del., and Phil a
delphia and Harrisburg, Pa.. May and
June, 1865, and on special orJnance in
pection duty, breaking up ordnance de
pots and removing ordnance from fortifi
cations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Geor
gia and Alabama from June to Sept.,
1865. lie ws brevetted lieutenant col
onel, March 13, 1865. for distinguished
services in the field during the war of the
rebellion. He was aesistj.nt ordnance
officer at Watervliet arsenal. New York,
from October to December, 1865; was in
command of Augusta arsenal and Augu9
ta powder works, Georgia, from January,
1866, to May. 1871; having charge also of
the confederate ordnance establishments.
depots and stores, and disposal of the
same at Atlanta, Macon. Athens and Sa
vanna, Ga.,from January, 1866. to Jan
uary, 1869. and was on special ordnance
inspection duty at Fort Fisher. N. C
December. '66. Selma, Ala.. Feb.. '69
and Fort Pickens, Florida, February
1871 . He came here in command of
Rock Ieland armory and arsenal June
1871. and remained until May 31, 1886
He ws8 a member of the board on heavy
gun carriages at New York January to
March, 1873, of special inspection of
Fort Union arsenal, New Mexico, with
view of breaking up same, September,
1680; on the board at Indianapolis, Ind.
in regard to the removal of the Indianap
ohs arsenal in January, 1883. and on
ordnance inspection duty at Ban 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 arse
nal. Pa.. May 31, 1886, to Noy. 11, 18S9
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, 1887; president of
the board on comparative merits of Home
and service reloading cartridges March 3
to May 1, 1888, on special duty to select
itfl and make plans for the . Columbia
.flnal. Tenn.. May 29 to June 80. 1888
and was president of the board for testing
rifled cannon ana projecuie ironD.
1K 18S9 to date. He was in command
at Watertown a wenal, Mass., from Nov-
w. ieo, o the present, and will step oat
of that position into the higher and more
responsible one as soon as the senate has
time to act upo n his nomination.
THE TKI-C1TY LINES.
t'rrftldtac Walker BUaaee tke Ex
Ireeler, j. B. uelase. fer Cawiae
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 tLe road and stocked it in
Chicago, believing, 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 so oh became necessarv torerail the
entire line and equip it anew throughout.
To do this and make some extensions
wbich were not profitable, but 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 Divenport and Rock Ieland
railway comprises about thirty-five milep.
"We bad 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
per cent on the stock. I mystlf think it
never earned more than five per cent."
"Has it paid any dividends lately?"
"O, no. On 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
now pating 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
I350.00U more. When that is completed
we think the revenue of the road will be
materially increased. But we are not
looking for any dividends just yet. If
we knew as much then ss we do now we
would not have gone into Mr. Holmes'
scheme. We went into it blindly, and
dow we ara trying to pull through with
our eyes open."
"Has 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 them or not
don t know.
Be the opinions of the Chicago associ
ales of Mr. Holme3 what they may. the
people of Rock Island will always have a
tender side for him, for the city owes
much of its present prosperity to his en
terprise and public sp.rit. I! Mr. Holmes
will cut loose in Chicago and come to
Rock Island, our people will be glad to
elect him m lyor next spring without re
gard to politics.
rinlnhrd the Tank.
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 dayb'
walk had no sensational finish . There
was no brass band to play "See, the con
quoriog hero comes," as he made his last
trip. Neither did he attempt any circus
features during his last hour's walk. He
didn't even finish nn a ruD. He simply
plodded on at his usual 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 Newomb's place, where the
money promised him on the completiou
of bis task bad been deposited. Here he
did what a sensible man would do. He
t)ok sn even $10 of the purse, left the
rest on deposit and went home."
A Joyral OrcaMion Indeed.
Fiften couple of the friends of Mrs.
Georgiana Bixby, cbitf operator of the
Rock Island telephone exchange, last
e venire gave the lady a pleasant a sur
prise at her new home, 1918 Seventh av
enne. Ttoose who designed anl carried
out the aff-tir had coupled a desire to pay
their compliments to the l idy as well as
to give her home a htuse warming, and
ana they warmed it. tr. ns'ormeu into a
scene of unalloyed joy f.-om garret to
foundation stone. Having presented the
hostess wtih a beautiful easy cbair, they
spread an elaborate lunch, after which
there was music by Prof. Bowl by and
Miss Agnes Bixby, and a season of social
pleasure long to be remembered . Mrs
Bixby's surprise waB no less than the hap
piness the event brought her.
Dr-F. D.Paul, of Andalusia, Rock
Island county, called on us Monday. He
informs us that he contemplates eettling
here in the practice of medicine. He is
a thoroughly read homeopathic practi
tioner and a graduate of the State Unl
versity of Iowa. We shall be glad to
welcome the doctor to our midst. Cam
Frank Atwater and wife, from Horton,
Kan., are visiting friends in Cambridge
and Muds in. Mr. Atwater has been in
the hardware business at Horton for the
past year, but hss lately disposed of his
business there and is looking for a new
location. Gene3eo Republic.
A night railway mail service between
Rock Island and St. Louis is 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 between Mons
mouth and St. Louis in the late mails.
i ' - Washington, D. Jan.
Fair and slightly warmer.
A FRIGHTFUL FATE.
Herman Lippelt, of Watertown,
Km A wfal Aeeideat la tke Fpper Reek
Iftlaad Yard Tla Afterneau-The
Herman Lippelt, of Watertown, met a
frightful death in the Rock Island yards
near tie B mill, shortly after noon today.
Mr. Li ppelt and Chas. Lehman had been
packit.g ice near Watertown and each
came to Rock Island this morning for a
load cf sawdust Lippelt was driving
the flrit wagon and had driven through
the upper mill yards to the crossing
over the railroad tracks near
the mill. He had driven
almost across thetrack when switch en
gine 7 of the Rock Island road, which
was gc ing up the yards in charge of
Jas. Lagan with Engineer Geo. Colburn
at the ".hroUle 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 his chest, almost completely
severing the body, which was dragged
a considerable distance and the wheels a
gain ran over it . J As soon as the horrifying
discovery was made the engine was
stopped and the unfortunate man extri
cated from his position. Death had been
almost instantaneous. The body was
taken it once to Undertaker Knox's
rooms and Coroner Hawes summoned. A
ary composed of Chas. Hodgson, fore
man, F. . Nje, Cocrad Schneider, John
Mulqueen, L. Kramer and S. Condon, was
sworn and the tnves'igation is in pro
gress th s afternoon.
Mr. Lippelt was thirty six years of
age and a farmer. He leaves a family
The horses dashed on up through the
Rock Island yards to Cable Itreet where
they were caught. They were not in
jured nor was the wagon damaged to any
20 Ertite of Milla W. Baker Final
report of administrator filed, receipts of
heirs and dis ributees filed and estate
closed aiid administrator discharged.
tstate of Johann Andreas StottmeiB-
ter Will admitted to probate; letters
teBtme:t.ry issued to Andreas Stott
meisler; bond tiled and approved. Chris
tian Deuabart, Andrew Shultz and Chris
tian Gulileoff-nnig appomtel appraise
21 G lardiinship of James B. Osborn
Guardian's final report filed and ap
proved and guardian discharged.
21 J. B. Fowler to Perry Bngg? e
nej. 7. 1H. 4 v. $ 1,350
C. J. liodell to J. H. Young lots 1
and 2, block 5, Healey's firet addition to
George Scbafer to J . M. Beardsley ei
lot 5. block 6, old town of Rock Island,
C. A. S. Elmiston to W. F. Hender
son and Anna J. Uol.ins lot 6. block 3,
Chicago addition, f 865 95 .
A. C. Webb to M. A. Collins nel and
nej. cJ 5. 16. 5, ward nw J, 4 16, 5 w.
Mary J. Cabls et al.. to W. C Cramer
wl. lot 2. block 7. Thompson & Well's
addition to Rock Island, f 1 .
Miss J. H. Bancroft will give a free
lecture on this subject to ladies at the
G. A R. hall, 1503 Second avenue.
Thursday evening. Jan. 29, at 8 o'clock.
Classes ill meet for the first lees m at
the old Divenport house, corner of Sev
enth avecue atd Seventeenth street, as
follows: Friday, Jan. 3 ), class for mar
ried 'adieu and voun? lalies. 10:30 a. m
Evening i las. 7-30 p. m- Children's class
Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1:3) p.m. Terms
for the course, (two lessons weekly for
six week9, $5, payable in advance. Miss
Bancroft can be consulted about the work
Wednesiny, Jan. 28. from 9 to 12 a. m.,
at 619 Eat Fifteenth sereet. Davenport
lert a Vtirtnn.
A. F. Greaser, fireman at the water
works, be s cladsome news freni acrocs
the Bess. It is ts the effect that a fortune
of $200,000 has been left his father. An
drew Greaser, at Muscatine, by an uae'e
who died recently in Germany. Mr
Greaser b is but three children, two sons
and a daughter, Mr. A. F. Greiser, of
this city, being the oldest.
Mew fenny In the Pilot Device.
There in at Thomas' drug sto e a new
penny in the slot arrangement. It is
device furaished by the "Lanedon Bells'
Perfume company. Tou trop a penny
in the tint, hold your handkerchief nnder
the larger of three bells and receive on it
a delightful epray, while the b l!s chime
in merry unison.
Brooka Foaad dintitj-.
The Brooks forgery case went to th
jury in the circuit court last evening at
o'clock ami this morning the jury returned
into court with a verdict of guilty, and
fixing the jienalty at three years in the
Hard Coal Market.
$7.75 per ton for best anthracite coal
all sizes. d livarei within city limits, 25c
per ton dis :our.t Tor cash. Indiana black
$4.50 and Cannel coal $6 per ton delivered
cartage added on all orders for less than
one ton; curving in 25s per ton extra.
E. G. Frazeb.
It is, to fay the least, wrong for any
body to gc to church or public meeting,
hacking away and disturbing the preacher
or orator w .th coughine. Use Dr. Bull's
Cough Sjrup at once; it costs only 25 cts.
Shelf Oil Cloth,
Room at,d Picture
"Tlttor Cord. Twine. Kih.
and Hookt at liwwt price.
Call mad tee.
C. C. TAYLOR.
Flrrt door eaitt of London
las Co. -
Tlic Little Jewel
HAVE YOU SEEN IT !
If you wart a !am? of any kind, it
will pay you to w-e what I have. Tee
range in price is from IS cents up, and
the variety and style is just as great.
19U9 Second Avenue.
Lloyd & Stewart,
SOL AG EXT? FOK
CHAR. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimick Block, No. 80S 2fth St.. Pock U!and.
Havine Dnrct.mprd m comttlpte littu ot Tndcrt&k
ing Roode. w-.tb bearrc and a-.wnarteonrep. and
bavmg Mciired the cervices of Mr. Geo. E. Kcd,
of Chicaeo. an expert fnm-ral director and em
balmer of 12 yearn experience. I am felly pre
pared U) puurantve kttusiaction.
ATTORNEY AT LAW fflre with 3. T.
Xi.wortty, :7i5 gecoud Aveune.
JACKSON k 11 IK ST,
TTOENET8 ATLAW. Office In Rock lalaod
n..Uou) Bank Bnildiig. kock Island. 111.
B.S.SWESXET. O. L-WAHta.
SrTEEXEY k WALKER,
TTOE5KTB ASD COUNSELLOR'? AT LAW
AlOSce Is Bengsioii block, Kock Uiand, IL.
McENIEY k BcEMBT,
ATTOEVSY'S AT LAW Loan moor or. eood
ell A Ljnie. bankers. Uffiee is Poftofflc block
THE DAILY A Kb US.
R SALE EVERY EVENING at Cramtton
Newf stand. Five cent per copy.
DBS. RUTHERFORD k BUTLER,
n radcates op the Ontario vktrrva
Ury college, VeVernary Fbynicians anp Snrtroni
Office i TindaU'e Livery stable; Residence: 0tf
Altera Bakery, market aqnare.
WM. 0. KULPjO. D,S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooni 8, 7. and
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. IA.
R. R. TICKET
(Member American Tlcitet Brokers' Au'tc)
Reduced Rat&s to all Points
. OFTICB la Adams Express Office nnder
Tinware And Houak
1612 second avenue,
Jinko or C&t BkskeU. k!l :r.es.
New itvlet of biskeU owned each
Something new in DM Hammocks.
All the latest Gmg.
Lmpt,, All kinds.
Chins and Glssstsrr.
We will nlace on cal Ttinn., tk
finest line of Plush Gxdever brought to
lutaij.Mo w rje soil at less thn
manufacturers' prices. C-me ani pet
our prices before Durchasinr anwthin i
the Holiday line.
lift r-rrjfj Li. tl
We Set OiBRace, Let OtliersFollowif tfteyCaa
KA.NN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 8cBd avue.
ffer to the Public the most brilljaat li c of tie eaon it
Lounge i and Coaches.
Chamber Suit?, j
Centre, Library and
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Popular 13ao Bjoks 25c.
We also have a corrp!e:e line of pu2 V.
Art Booklet fr m 5e vp.
Albums by the 100 and at price wi. -t
cant be eqnalei.
Etchings and Frames, just the ll.i;
forXmas. Watch us for bargains tai
1705 Second Avenue- l
Branch Store 400. 15th at.. Mol:ne. f
Telephone 1218. f
I Extension Tables.
Parlor Tables, Etc
for the Celebrated
Sheet Iron, Gas and
Also Sewer work.
Opposite Habpzs Hocsx.