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BILL NYE AT THE BALLET
HE FALLS INTO A REMINISCENT
MOOD AND TALKS HISTORY.
A. Koble Defense of tbe Bald Heawled Man
by One VTho Has Been There Himself.
Some Telling Remarks Abort. Nero's
Copyright by Edzar W. Nye.
New York has lost this winter otie of
the most amusing tragedies that her.
history of the drama has ever recorded.
Generally a tragedy is fraught with gore
and gloom, but "Nero" at Niblo's was full
of real Dockstader humor, and I for one
felt sorry to see it go. Possibly it may
be revived before spring. I hope so, at
It was called "Nero," and consisted of a
picturesque lay out representing the life
and times of that low, coarse monarch.
The talent consisted of five tame lions
and sixty-five actors and actresses, who
were also quite tame.
I went partially to see the lions and
incidentally the ballet, as I vas then
preparing a paj.er regarding th history
of the ballet to be read at a rr eeting of
the Tompkinsville Hegira of Advanced
Ballet comes from the Grtk word
to dance, and later has incorporated the
meaning of ballet, ball and billad. It
goes back in its history to a time con
temporaneous with the heyday tnd youth
of those who danced in the ballet of
"Nero" this season.
It is presumed, of course, that a ballet
is a pantomiuiic rendition of a story, ac
cording to historical writers, and that is
why it seems so odd to rae that this style
of anecdote should be about tht: same in
"Nero" that it is in "Aladdin" or some
of the French operas.
It is hard sometimes for one unaccus
tomed to those things to readily distin
guish between a ballet d act inn and a
divertissement. I will try to irake that
clear, so that no one need ever bother
about it any more. A ballet d action is
one in which one is able to re adily fol
low the anecdote by paying atl ention to
the dancing, whereas a divert i:sement is
simply a sort of festival where every
body is apparently feeling first rate, and
all sorts of chipper little fibres are
danced, from a plain jig to leapfrog and
The balli t (Taction was introduced
into civilized life about the sixteenth
century, and was used for tho celebra
tion of great events, such as eminent
victories and the marriage of princes.
Tights had not then been introduced, as
the climate was mild and very little in
convenience from cold felt on tbe part
of the dancers. We are told by the his
torians that "the cooler the air the high
er kicked the premiere." The f irst ballet
to obtain much recognition occurred in
the sixteenth century, at the-time of the'
marriage of the Due de Joy-juse with
illle. de andemont, the sister of the
qaieeu. This was an Italian ballet called
Bah't Comique de la Royne, because .the
qdpen took a part in it One lidy of the
cotirt sang a song, two othe:-s Sang a
cuet, ana otiiers sang in th? chepus.
Whether the king turned a back sol
fault or not the history does w&jaa
The ballet would draw bet ter nowiftff
more prominent people could take ejert
in the exercises. I wonder that it has
not been done. If members of the cabi
net could take part in the ballet, and
ladies of the foreign legation attend to
the divertissement, many would attend
who now show little interest vx it.
Much cruel criticism and the sharp
arrows of malice and uncharitableness
have been leveled at a class of middle
ftged and even elderly men wLo are un
fortunately bald, because the' are more
or less prompt and early, sil ting near
the orchestra at all times on the presen
tation of a new ballet. This is mani
festly unjust to a class of men who have
been heretofore too timid to cry ont
against this wicked attack.
The ballet is essentially a pantomimic
history, and to the close and bald headed
student it is as chaste and eloquent as
the music of Wagner is to those who
fully understand it. The eldtsrly ballet
habitue sits and drinks in thi? eloquent
pantomime, this dumb story as reeled
off by blithe and nimble legs before bis
alert opera glass, just as the admirer of
Wagner, whose auditory nerve has be
come so benumbed that he can stand it
and understand it, sits with a pleased
and ante-expression on his f ac through
U a whole evening, wholly forgetting that
j thirsty people are ever and anon walk
i ing across him with bated or jath, seek-
Ing to escape.
To the student the ballet is an open
lxjok with colored illustrations. He
? knows the soft plunk of the E string
and the gurgle of the, piccolo, and ever
he sees the changing pantomime as the
l Wagner man reads in the rich deep notes
the tale that the author is trying to tell,
i I cannot interpret Wagner 3 et, though
v I hope to some day, but I cai read the
; whole pathetic story of Nero in the bal
flet. Now I gather from tt e d action
' that Nero is arising from hi 3 couch to
greet the jocund moon. Now be steps to
the window to open the shade. It es
capee from bis clutches and scoots to the
top of the house with a load snort. Nero
jumps on the window sill to reach it,
cursing softly to the low wail of the
clarionet and forgetting that he cannot
reach the shade, also that he has not yet
donned his toga.
Still purple with rage the young em
peror hangs np a comforter at the win
dow, and taking a hurried bath begins
to dress for the day by wrapping him
self in the folds of a purple Turkish
towel of cunning workmanship to the
soft music of the bass drum and the
"dance corners" and "chasse all" of the
ballet. Even though we' cannot see
Nero we read his home life in the panto
mime of a ballet. Any one can do it
who will make a study of it and go every
Now Nero has morning prayers to a
large sycamore god which has been
carved out with a jackknife by a man
condemned to death by Tiberius. Next to
the lascivious pleasings of the xylophone
we read from the ballet that Nero has
gone to his mother to obtain funds for
the day and a largess or two for the
voters of the Ninth ward.
And now the music becomes more
fortissimo, and the elderly ballet girl on
the extreme right begins to brace up and
dance with more vigor, seeking to earn
her salary as conscientiously as though
she really expected to receive it This
means that Agrippina, the mother of
Nero, is putting some more thickening
in the plot, and that in a little while
Nero's stepfather will be ready for the
embalmer. One can almost hear the
protest of Octavius as he murmurs and
kicks at the idea of taking poison just as
he is feeling comfortable on the throne.
And now we follow the strange story
as the front row of yellow headed dan
cers in Dr. Jaeger costumes and with
putty in the crevices of their counte
nances begin to c'rcle to the right, and
we gather from the Terpsichorean re
marks made by the premiere with the
brawny hock that Octavius has croaked
to the low sad wail of the ophicleide and
the shrill wail of the piccolo.
Thus Nero becomes emperor of Rome,
with a chance at the surplus and an in
vitation out to dinner almost every day.
All how forward and back; the premiere
danseuse turns eight cartwheels across
the stage and picks a torch out of the
hand of a vestal virgin from Hunter's
Point. This means that flush times have
again returned to Rome, and on the Rue
de Seneca there is a strong bull move
ment in stocks.
Nero now gets married to a plain but
well connected girl whose father owns
the leading paper there. He does not
really love her, and so the alto horn gives
an air of pain and the bass fiddle is seen
to shudder as the walk-around on the
6tage indicates that Nero has fallen in
love with Acte, a freedwoman who
dresses plainly but looks first rate. It is
plain now from the daction de ballet
that d'Nero is leading a double life at
least, and that he is out nights a good
deal, d'earrying on at a great rate.
Oh, why will men. especially em
perors, do that way? They must know
that some day the populace will drop on
it, and shame cover their otherwise lu
minous careers. Acte of course knows
that her parents would not approve of
this stylo of cuttings up on her part; but
there is a sort of romance about living in
a pleasant flat overlooking the Campagna
without paying rent for k, and so she
goes on, knowing that Nero's wife is at
home alone sewing carpet rags or up
holstering the throne while Acte is at
routs and balls almost continually.
Finally we discover by the antics of
the ballet that Nero has shaken Acte, and
now looks with amorous glances upon
Popprea Sabina, a very able woman, who
gets the entire control of the adminis
tration. ' Nero does not even dare com
knission albotary public without asking
Poppeea or Pop Sabina. as she is called.
Arfiaa.it goes on from bad to worse,
until Neroaimother is Jlriven out of
lions aha?- "i 4 She iVw4 to sleei)
fia' a batni. , -carriages
tor. nerc;Dow s-W then
asked .tor .&yiiilftfoe oceii voyage for
The shiptfs so made that it will fall to
niece3 abo' t thp a.iv ont
'Jyfhe is a resolute woman, with broad
eet, so she treads water till she can re-
move her heavier wraps and useless
clothing; then she rides a hen coop for
thirteen days, ever and anon eating a
hen when she gets hungry enough, until
at last, "Land ho!" she exclaims, and
soon her feet grate on the smooth sand of
The ballet may not be the most direct
means of teaching history, but to a mid
dle aged man who wishes to brush up on
ancient history, with a chance to secure
also reminiscences from some of the bal
let girls who are still able to recall many
of the incidents to mind, and who,
though getting along in years, are yet
able to read fine print or thread a needle,
it certainly furnishes a good opportunity.
I trust for this reason that "Nero"
ll- ' 'WA
ruay be revived, and thai the lions also
may be in the cast They did well from
an artistic standpoint, though I under
stand that they were poorly paid, and
often went to bed hungry at night
rather than eat a ballet girl.
Where He and tbe Lam Differed.
He (at 11 :M p. m.) I dec' -ins the lamp
is going outl
She Yes. The lamp seems to have
some idea of time. Harper's Bazar.
STATE OF ILLINOIS,
Kick Is 1 aud cot htt,
In the Conntv Con t In Probate
John Peetz, administrator com testamento anneio
or tbe estate of Bailey Davenpoit, desessed,
complainant, vs. Naomi L. Daven. ort, Catherine
Davenport, Kbcnescr C. Davenport, Henry C,
Davenport, Joseph L. Davenport. William C. Put
nam. Abraham Merchant, administrator of the
estate of Magaret J. Bears. deceased, Frederick
Weyerhaeuser, Frederick C. A. Denkmann
LouisJ. Davenport, Mary R. Davenport, Oeorire
L. Osbnrn, trustee. Walla- e, J. Brace Jame E.
Bruce and S F. Smith, defendants Petition to
sell real estate to pay debts.
To said defendant Naomi L. Davenrort, Cathe
rine Davmport, Kbcr.exerC, Davenport Henry
C. Davent ort, Joseph L. Davenport. William C.
Putniim, Abraham Merchant, adminis'rator of
the ertaie of Matraret J Searx, deceased, Lsinis
J. Davenport, Marv K. Davenport, George L. Os
born, trostee. Wallace J. Bruce, Jamea E.
Brnceana S. F. Smith.
Affl lavit of your non residence havinc been
in said cane, take notice that the 1 e tit ion in the
above entitled ctnte has been filed and is now
pending tn the Cor.nty Court of said Hoc Island
county in the Mate of I.linoi. in probate, for the
sa'e to pay the debt of the eMate of raid Bailey
DaveD) ort. deceased, of the foHowitig descrirx-d
lands and premise situated in the county of Rock
Isla-d aiid State of Illinois, to-wit:
All that pirt of the southwest nn'l oitheat
quarters of section thirty-five (3.M in tow m-hip 18)
north of range two (2) west of the fo irth principal
meridan, known as ont lot fifty -three f3). and
being the Mme premise ocenpi- d by said Bti!ey
Davenport at the time of his dt-ath for his home
piare, and containing about fourteen (14) arre,
and beti.g the same dcsTibed in two certain dwds
of conveyance, one made by Joseph Knox and Su
san Knox his w'fe to Bailey Davenport and Susan
M. Gold.-mith, being dated April -.'4rd 163, and
recorded in the .offl e of the recorder of deeds in
and f r said Kork Island rona y In volume thirty
two (SI) of records of deeds at oaae two hundred
and nine (-Ju9) thereof, and the other made by
J. Julias Strahley and Jane bis wife to sail Bailey
Davenpo-t and recorded in said Recorder's ofce
in volume thirty-four (34) of records of deeds at
pee one hundred and ninety-four (1W) thereof.
Tbe southeast fractional quarter, south of the
Indian Boundary line, of said section thirty-five
(35) except those certain parts thereof conveyed
by said Bailey Davenport in his lifetime to W. T.
Norris, L. M. Webber, Jacob Kierch, Jacob Fasz
ntcht, William E. Woodward and Jac b Blcner,
by deeds now of record in the office of the Record
er of deeds in and for said Koek Island CouLtr,
and also except all thut part thereof described in
two certain d eds mad hy said Bailey Davenport
toA.O Root, (one of which bears date tne fifth
(5th) day of September A D. 1S.'0 and is recorded
J in the office of the Reccrder of deeds in and for
said KocK IMind contity in volume & or records
of deeds at page eighty three (S3) th? reof. and the
other of which bears date the fourteenth (14 h)
day of September A. D. Vi'M, and is recorled in
said Recorder's office in said volume K at paije
ninety-six (!W) thereof,) - and which is not des
cribed In those two other certain ileeds made nnto
said Bailey Davenport by S. M Taylor.and husband
both bearing date tne twenty-second (2i id) day
of January A. I. 1869. one of which Is recorded in
said Recorder's office in volume fortr-Cve 4S) of
records of deedvi at pace four hnndred and thirteen
(413) thereof, aud the other in said volume 43 at
patre four hundred and fourteen (414) thereof;
The southwt st fractional quarter, south of In
dian Boundary line, of said section thirty five (&'),
except that part thereof conveyed hy said Btt'ej
Davenport in his life time to the board of education
of tie city of Rock Island, by deed now of record
in said i. econler's office, and also except such
other parts thereof as are situate in blocks one (1)
two (S) and three (8) in Bailey Davenport's fi:st
(1st) addition to the city of Rock Island, and In
blocks one.(l), two (). three (3 four (4) five (6)
and six (6), in Bailey Davenport's fourth (4'h) ad
dition to the city of rtock Isiand; and subject to
the estate and right of the Rock Island and Milan
Hreet Railway Compauy in certain portions of
said last named qaarter section described in a
certain deed made onto itbyssid Bailey Davenport,
bearing date August nineteenth l'th) A D. 1SHS
and recorded in said recorder's office in volume
seventy-two (71) of records of deeds at pae four
hnndred and furty-seven (4171 thereof.
The south fractional half, south of the It.dian
Boundary line, of suction thirty-four (-'Mi in sud
township and range except those certain psrt"
thereof convcyed'hv said ba ley I'avenport in bis
lifetime to Lowell Buttrick and the Hock Island
and Peoria Railroad Comp- ny, by deeds now of
record in said Recorder's office, and also except
such other parts thereof as are situate in block two
(2) and three (3) inBaile Davenport's first (1st)
addition to said city of Rock Island, and in blocks
one(l). twofj), three (3). lour (, five (5 and six
(6) m Bailey Davenport's second (2 id) addition to
sa'dcity of Rook Island, and in blocks one (1, two
(i, three (3), four (4),five(5)and six (, anl seven
(7) in baile Davenport's third (3rd) addition to
said city of Rock Island.
Tbe south half of the northwest quarter of sec
tion one (1 in township seventeen (17) north of
range two (4) west of the fourth principal meridan.
The northeast quarter f section two () in sa'.d
last above namtid township ai.d range.
The northwest qaarter of section two (3) in s ild
last above ' amed townshio and range, except thit
part thereof conveyed to the Kork 1-landand Milan
Mreet Railway Company by said Bailey Daven
port in his lifetime, by deed bearing date July 31 t
A D. 18HS and now of record in said recorder's of
fice In volume seventy fonr (74) of records of deeds,
at age on-hundred and fifty-eight (1M thereof,
and also etcept such other parts thereof as are sit
uate in block three (3) in Bailey Davenport's first
addition to said city of Kock Island, and in blocks
four (4', five (5). six (6), seven (7. eight (S)
and nine (9) and ten (10) in Bailer Dav
enport's fourth addition to said city of Hock
Island and subject to tbe state and right of
said tbe Rock Island and Milan 8 reit Rail
way Company in that certain part of sa d last
named quarter section described In said deed made
to It by said Bailer Davenport recorded in said
recorder's office in volume seventy-two (72) of re-
cords of deeds at page four hundred and fortv-svD
The east ba'f of the northeast quarter of section
three (S) in said last above named township and
range, except sucb parts thereof as are situate in
block three (3) in Bai.ey Davenport's first addi
tion to said city of Rock bland : and in blocks two
(3), three (3) and four (4) in Bailey Davenport's
third addition to said c!tv of Rock Island ; and In
blocks ten (10), eleven (11) and twelve Ui in Bai
ley Davenrort's fourth addition to said city of
Rock island ; and in diock one l ) in r. l. M itcb
ell s addition to aald city of Rock Island. The
soathwestqnarter of the northeast quarter of sec
tion tnree (0) in saia iui umnira lownsuip ana
ranire. The fractional northwest quarter of sec
tion three (3) in said last above named township
and rang.excrpt those certain parts thereof con
veyed by id Bailey Davenport tn bis life time to
tne noca isiana a reona nuiroaa company, a. a
bktnner, Jamea Kelly, Jamea Copp, U Buttrick
and F K. Smith by deeds now of record in said
recorder's office, and also except th t certain part
thereof conveyed by Susan M. Goldsmith to said
last above named railroad company by ber certain
deed bearing date the Kth day of Jannary A. D.,
1868. and recorded In said recorder's office in vol
ume forty-six (46) of records of deeds at pgs fonr
nnnarea ana niiy iw uercoi. iy im seven (7),
eight (8), fourteen (14), sixteen (16). the north
half of lot thirteen (13) in block three (3). and
all that part of lot five 51 in block one 11 not
conveyed by said Bailer Davenport In his life
time to the Swedish Lnthetan church, and U
Joseph Lewis, by deeds now of record In said Re
corder a office, ail In Bailey Davenport's first ad
dition to the city of Rock Is and.
Lot three S in block (1 J, lot seven 1 71 and eight
B in block two 2, lot six 6, seven (71 and
eight 8L in block three 3J, lots two 12 three 81.
lour 41. six 81, seven 71, eight fsj. and nine rl.
In block four 4, lot five f tn block five 51 Jot two
2, five ft, and six 6, in block six 6 la Bailey
Davenport's tnlrd 111 add.tton to Uu city of
j iocs, is i ana i
conveyed by Bailey Davenport to aaid Rock Island
and Milan Mreet Railway company by deed re
corded in volume seventyfoar 741 of records of
deeds at page one hundred ana fifty eight 15R
thereof as aforesaid: Lota two 21. four 141
nine ku iivj, cicicg Jill, iweivo I ixi, mir-
teen 13 and fourteen 111 in block five (5j: lot
one HI. two m. roar 41. five 151. six fl. seven
(7), eight 8, nine 91 and ten 10, in block tlx
61; block seven (Tl. lota one 1, two 2, three
, four 4, five 6), six 6, and seven 7 la
i three 3 tnd fonr 41, In block one 1 lot
7, in block two it lot six 61. sud tbe
half of lot eight 8, in block three (Si,
four T41. except said above described tract
Woe eirtt 9 ; lota on I, two t, three HI. torn
IT" r: . i"J- i"J eeen 71 no eigui ibj in
I4thi aJdlttAii m ika eft v
Lot B of the nbdivitlon tf tbe northweet frac
tional quarter of sec ion thtrtysix J6.J in town
ship eighteen fl8 north range two fij. west of the
fourth principal meridian, except that part there
of conveyed by said Bailey Davenport :n his life
time to the United Mates of America, by deed
now of record in said hecorder's office, and subject
to whatever estate or right the city of Rock Is
land may have to certain parts thereof nnder that
certa'.n deed made to it by said Bailey Davenport
bearing date December 4. A. D. 18G6, and
recorded in aald Rt corJer's office involute forty
two of records of deeds at page six nandrcd
tnd nine 90v thereof:
Lot D or said snbiivlslono said northwest frac
tional quarter of said sect'on th rtysix 11 in the
township and range last aforesaid, said last
nam d two iota D and K beleg bounded on the
west by the west line of said lat named frac
tional qaarter section, on thr sjnth by the south
line of said last named fractional qiarter sect tot),
on the cast by lot C ( sa d subdivision of aaid
last nanus fractional qaarter stctlon. and on th
north by tbe Mississippi river;
That part of said northwest fractional qaarter
section thtrtysix SC in the township and range
last aforesaid, which Is bounded on tbe west by
lot A of said subdivision of said last named frac
tional quarter section, on the soaih by the sooth
line of said last named fractional quartet section,
on the east by tbe land late'y occupied by the
late Khtlacder L. Cable for bis homestead and be
fore him ny Lemuel Andrew for the stme par-
pose, aoa on the north by ta Mississippi river, a
portion of said tract of land being sometime
known as out lot four 4 In said last named frac
tional quarter section.
Lot thtrtysix M tn Wsalheraead's addition to
the City of Rock Island;
Lot one 11. In block four ftl.lot two Pll. In block
' five S, lots three S a- d four (4). to block V.
. lots three 3 and four 4 in b'otk O, and block
I N, In George Davenport addition to tbe town
(now city) of Mol.ne;
Lota two , five (5), eight (8), nine (9) and ten
)!'), in block one (l)in Bailey Davenport's second
(3d) addition to the city of Mo line;
Lots one 1, two 2 and three S in LeClaire's
resetve in township eighteen IS north of range
1 w -t of tbe fourth pT-ineif! meridian, except
ino-e crrtitn parts tnereof conveved bv said
Bailey Davenport In his ifetime to D mock and
Gould by two certain deeds recarded tn sa-d Re
corder's ofllce, one tn volnme forty two 41 of
deeds, at p.ttfe two hundred and twei.tyfoor (-'41
thtreof, an i theoth -r in volume tlftyflve (M) of
deeds at rags six am drtd and fo-iys- ven i6T
thereof, and also except those parts thereof by
said Bailey Dnvenport cot.veyi d to John V John
soi. Carry Johnson and Gtittaf Miller ar.4 the
Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company, ly
deeds cow recorded in said Rec rder's office, and
also except those certain parts of said lot one 1
in said n serve described in such roueyance
made by said Billey Tavetiport and by George
Daveniiort. as are now recorded in said Recor
der'sofli-e: said lot being scbj.ct to whatever
rig?t or estate tne c.ucag . ncriingon s tuiney
Railroad company may have to certain perts
tnereor r.nder a ci rtam .eed made to tt nv said
Bal ey Davenport bearing date December 3. A.
D. IsM ai.d recorled in said Recorder's office la
volume; seventytwo 7"-'l of deeds at pae three
hnndred and ninetyix 3'J0 thereof;
1 he west half of tbe southwest quarter of sec
tion one (1 In township seventeen it north,
ratge two- west of tbe fourth principal meii
'I he nor'h two thirds of thenorth west qua-ter
of the southeast quarter of section three 3 in
the townhi: and range last aforesaid, except
that portion thereof conveved nr.to the Rock Isl
and and Peoria Riilroad company hy Bailey Dav
enport and Susan M. Goldsmith ny their certain
deed bearin date Jannary mi, A. D. 1(9, and re
corded tn said Recorders office in volume forty- ix
4fl of record- of deeJs at page six bundredand
nineteen 619) thereof.
The east half of the southes.st quarter of sec
tion eleven 11, the sooth half of the northwest
quarter of the southet quarter of section eleven
11. the south thirty(3-l) acre of the sin, h west
qaarter of tb southeast quarter of section eltven
11. ard the south bilf of the north half of tbe
uthwet qnarterof section eleven 111 all in the
townshipai d range last aforesaid, said last men
tioned tract being subject to the es'ate and r.vht
of the Rock Isl .nd MiUn Mreet Ra Iway com
pany. In that certain part thereof, described in
said de- d made to it by said B. iiey Dsven ort,
recorded in a:d Recorder's office In volwre
seventytwo li of recorde of de ds at pge four
hunilrefl and fort' seven 417.1
All that part ot the north naif nf the northwest
quarter of the northwe-t quarter of eecti-n 1 hir
teen 13 which lies east of the county 10 id run
ning from Rock river to the citrof Kock Islnnd,
and all thit tract c r land tn said last named quar
ter section d scriled in a certain cteed ma te by L.
G Andrews onto said Bailey Davenport acd re.
orded in sa'd Recorder's office in volum fifty-
three f3 of deeds at page four hundred a d forty-
lurec i inrrmi inuc main'uic arMiiii len acres
of land, both of said last two tracts of land being
in tne townsnip ana range lasi aforesaid :
The northeast onar't-r of section fourteen T141
in the township and ranee last aforea:d. scb:ert
to the estate and tight of the Kock Island and
Milan Street Railway company In that certain part
thereof described in said deed made to sa d com
pany by said Bailey Davenport recorded In said
Recorder's o:xice in volume severty-two 721 of
records of deeds at pae four hundred and forty
v n 14471 thereof ;
The ea-t half ot the southeast fractional quarter
no-tn ot noca river, oi section toerteen 11 i it. tbe
township and ra-ge lat aforesaid.
Thsea-tsix 161 acres of the west half of the
southeast fractional quarter, no-tb of Kock river
of section fonrn en ('4 In the town-hip and range
last aforesaid, the same being all that pa-t ot said
last named fractional quarter section which ll -s
east of the la' d now t r lately owned, by Richard
Mansill an I other;
Tbat certain tract of land, situate in sa d last
named fractional quarter sect on, mentioned and
described in a certain deed, made by Abraham Mer
chant, administrator of the estate of Margaret J
Sears, deceaecd. anto said Bailey Davenport, and
reror-led in i d Recorder's offl e in volume eighty
two HJ of deed at page three huadre and forty
six 4i thereof, sud containing about Line acr-a
That certain tract of land in tbe northweet quar
ter of section fourteen (14) in tbe township and
range last aforesaid, kn ms cpm the Asor's
rlat of said la't named qaarter section as lot fonr
4, containing about ih' f) acres of land and
lying directly s u h f and aojoininc tie land
formerly owned and occupied by John Good, and
being the same which ti In tbe partition salt
about A. D. 1S&4 set off and allotted by the com-mis-io
ers JiwpU Conway. T. B. Uo:ton and A.
K. Philleo to said Bailey Davenport and tieorge
L. Pavenport; except that part thereof conveyed
by said Bailey Dvetiport in his lifetime to the
ho k IUnd and Peoria railroad company.
That renaln tract of land la tbe southwest frac
tional qaarter north of Rnck rivrrof section fimr
teon (14). In the township and range last aforesaid,
known on the assessor's plat of aaid last named
qaarter section as lot one I and cnotair.ina a boot
twenty-five and a half (25 acres, and being all
that part of said last named fractional quarter sec
tion which lies west of a north and socth I
drawn tbrretbroogh, dlsta.it twenty-one (tl)
chains ard thirty-one 31 J links west at fight an
g'es from the east line of said last named fraction
al qaarter section, and being tbe sm- which was
In the partition soil about A. D., 14. set off and
allotted by the comrat-stoner, Josenh Conway.
T. B.Gorton and A. K Philleo to aaid Bailey Dav.
el port and Oeorge L. Davennort; subject ta the
estate and ri-ht of tbe Rock Island Mllaastrret
Railway company in tbat re rial a part thereof de
scribed in sa d deed made to It by said Bailey
Davenport, recorded in sild recorder's effle la
volume seventy two 72 of records of deed at
ee four honored and forty seven 447 thereof.
Tbe andividd half of the southwest fractional
? aarter oo Vandruff's Island, of section fourteen
14 In tbe township a- d range la-t aforesaid ; the
south two hundred and twcLty no acre of lot
nine 9 la said LeClaire's Keser.e aforesaid, be
ing the same tract of -land mentioned in the last
wi.l and ti-stament of Ger.rge . seen port, late of
said hock Island county, deceased, and. a there
by devised nnto aaid Bailer Davenport, and being
the land assigned to said George Davenport In tbe
division and partition of lands in said hock Island
county between him and Charles Far am ; except
that part thereof conveyed by said Ba'ley Daven
port In bis life time to J. G. Haaser by deed re
corded In said recorder's offlce tn volume seventy
one 71 of deed at page four hundred and eight
4 R thereof.
That certain tiact of land mentioned s4e
crlbed in a certain deed made by J G. Uamer on
to aid Bailey Davecp rt, bearing date September
17th, IriHl, and recorded in said recorder offlce
in volume eventv-one 171 of deeds at page five
hnndred and ten 510 thereof. aid tract ooatata
ing four and slx'y aondredth 4 6MX acre more
Tbe southeast qiarter of the northwest qaarter
i nniug iweniy-ioar 134 in townsoip seventeen
17 north of range two x west of tbe four:h in
cipal meridian; except that part thereof conveyed
by said Bailey Davenport in hi lifetime to H.R
Beatti by deed bearinfr date March fth RM9. and
recorded in said Recorder office in solan forty
five 4of record- of deeds at pa four hundred
and eihgtyfonr44. thereof;
Tbe east -naif of the sooth west nnarter nf wOm
twentyfour 34 in th township ar rang last
aforesaid, except that part thereof conveyed by
aid Bailey avenport in his lifetime to tb Rock
Island ft Peoria Railroad company, by deed bear
ing date Abrtl 29. ISM aid m -nimA i. u,a
der's offlce in rolane Xf records of deeds at pan
one hnndred nd forty three 143 thereof :
Tbeeastbairof the northwest qaarter of aectioa
twentylve.'O and th northeast tititar l
Uoa twntyflr. (S5),boU is- the township acd rug.
u-e ivj, ioi one I two lJ. tnree isi ana
f In hiock tea fM . lot three P nd or 41
in bl ele l"l 111 twolx three J
fonr 4, and ffl.el in block twelve !J. in Bailey
Davenport's fourth f 4th 1 adltlnn in th ettv of
last sforead,exoewt that part of ald last named
t'act conveyed by tald Bailey Davenport te hi life
time to F. K, Dickaoa by deed bearing date Jan
28, 1ST0. ard recorded In aaid Recorder' oOce in
volume L of records of deeds at page fortyaix, in J
AD eetlon five, PS. In township sixteen. ri,1
north of ranae fonr, J wast of th fonrh princi
pal meridian ;
T he i orthwent fractional qasrterof section ihlr
tytwo.fSS.) in township seventeen, 17,1 n'tth of
rarg fonr, 4, west of th fourth pitnefpal meri
All block seventyflve, 75.J In the Chicago or
lower addition to that ly of Rock Island, except
the east ninety two. 92. J feet then or. And that
summons has been issued against you therein.
Now, nclea yoashUperoeallr be end appear
before aaid coar oaths First day of the next urot
thereof, to be hold at the cotirt noise
tn th city of Rock Island. U th
oonntv of Rock Island, af ort said, on tbe
First Monday of Jannary next, to which Use and
place said summons la aaads re crnahla, sad plead,
answer or demor to the petition in sail salt filed,
tbat the same will be ta en for confessed afaiast
yon, and decree entered accordingly.
Kock Island, IU, Dec I3,A.D.IW
Clerk of aaid Court.
Ketat of Daniel Moaner, deceased.
Th nnderslgnsd having been appointed admin
istrator, with th will annexed, of th estate of
Daniel Mosber, late of tb county of Rock Island,
tat of Illinois, deceased, hereby gives notice
that he will appear before the county coart of
Kock Island county, at th office of th clerk of
aid court, ta the city of Kock Island, at th
March term, on th tret Monday in March next,
at which tun all person having claims acaiaat
aid estate are notified and reqneetcd to attend
for the pornoee of having th aam adjoated. All
persons indebted to said estate are requested to
niak lmnedtst payment to the nndersia-ned.
Dated this 6th day f January, A. D. 191.
LUTES H D. KDWARD. Acm'ils-rator.
- With the Will at.nexed.
fCOTICK OF DI380LUTIOX OF
The co-partnership heretofore ex'.a Inf between
Fred Best. C. L Beat andC. Detlefsen. ncderthe
firm name of Fred Best A Co., is this dav dis
solved by mutual consent. The business wUl be
rontinned by Lemberg A DeUefsen. who are as
iborised to settle all claim aralcat or to receive
ail amount doe tbe above firm.
C. L. BET.
Rock Island. 111.. January It, lfsl.
JOTICK OF UlSSOLUTION.
Tbe co-rartnerlilp heretofore eiis'.inj nnder
the lira name of Pairdge A tr.tn. of Reynolds.
Lis . Is this day dissolved by mutual cocs xt, Mr.
K. Crats retiring. Mr R L Vallatte has beea
admitted as a partner and tbe bueites will
hereafter be conducted enter tbe firm name cf
I'atiidge A MalleUe. T.e new firm astumes ail
liabilities of tbe old firm
W. H. PATRIDGK.
Bock Island, Tl , Jan 16, l-l
The ncderstfnrd Invite bid for the vxk of
Merchandise assigned to him by Brayton A Coff
man.of Revnolds, Illinois, con-lsting ptlnripally
of dry goods, erocrrii s, c'othing. boot snd sors
and such otter mrrrhancise as is asn.Ily kept la
a country store I will also receive bid for the
notes and sccconts of said firm.
Tetms of sale rash In hand.
ALFRED F. Et'KsTBOM. Assurnee.
Jannary 7th, A. D. 1-1 Reynolds, 111.
A. D. HUES ING,
known Fire Insurance Companies he following:
Royal Iosarance Company, of England.
Weechester Fire In. Company of N . Y.
Buffalo German In. Co., Buffalo, N. T.
Rochester German Ins Co., Rochester, B. T.
Citiiens Ins. Co., of Pitt-bnrvh, Pa.
"un Fire Office. London.
Cnton Ins. CO., of California,
ftecority In. C.. Kew Hrren. Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanic In. Co.. Milwaukee, Wi
German Fire In. Coof Peoria, III,
Office Cor. 18th St., And Second Are.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
HORST VON KCECKRITZ, Pharmaclat
Paxacmrr-ness a SrcctaLrr.
Fonrth Ar: And Twenty-Third St.
-ALL KntDS or
Cast Iron Work
- A specialty of raraishlnf sjj kinds
f Stove with OaaUac ot awn I
A MACHINE SHOP
m been added where a2 kind of nxachla
vwrk will be dow lratUM.
NINTH 8T. AND 7th AVE.
John Volk & Co.,
8Ah. Doom. Blindi. Biding, Floorinx.
ed all kind of wood work f or bnfldofn.
glltitoewlk SU. bev nurd nnd FonrtA avVT
R. R. TICKET
Obnaker AMficsa Ticket Brokars' AataJ
RZDUOKD RATXS TO ALL PoUfTB.
0 FTICS T" Ttflrt inir
Dr. I E. nccui
(LaU of Cladiinad. ObiaJ
Has Permanentl y Located la
la the paateigfct sooth h be ooeeosfnUv
treated saor than
of U most ever character. Bisenocialtiee are:
PRI 'ATI AXD
Such ciAet tti rheumatiant, oenraJ
Rik, ncrofula. atbict, uttrta, bet.it
disttK, tall klnkt of servou diwtAet,
eoileptT, cboreti and nerrout proi lr
Ucdb. ' In fact til chrouJc cr lo&jt lind
Poaltirelj and rtrrxtneatlj Cured or
l"TLoe of Manhood, femlnal Weakneea, and
Error of Tooth, positively axd twrvaaaecaiy
r rosl'tvely no case taken that caxnot V
eared. Correroo droca accosapax.ed hy c ta
tamaf prompuy answered.
OSee McCnllottf k' New Block.
W. Third Street, near Main.
DAVlCfPORT. I A.
ASK TOUR ORO Or. 1C I
tm iru or
1200.00 and Upwaxdi
For tale, secured on land worti from
three to five tizsee the amonnt
of tne loan.
Interest T par cent send aaraaTlv. ra'.clai mm
reacted frw mt ckarm.
E. W. HURST,
-Attorbtlt at Law
I a4 1 ataaocJc Tempia,
ROCK LSLAXD. ILL.
NERVE AND BRAIN TREATMENT.
bipiii sa. sym atee Skr
lu l n.nn; aM Iwiaf t at-r m
Hi hiaiw fcnTiaaai
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1 .a? eaa mt ta Ina, w t
w,a TT tar m bi wvl I m iirl ini-
c. m t refa t If iw iimuvu t a
I M MM T
BAJtTZ A BAH3ff KM.
X Mfj'j, Sol Areeta. eomer Third avca and
Twu4b crwt. ock lad Lli.
Protect Tour Eyes.
MARI03T. OPTICAL CO'a
Spectacles and Eye Glasses.
14 and 1 Maiden Lane. W. T. Bweh-nfael
Ind. Foe eai by T H. Tnotaaa, Imtt. Bock
J. M. BUFORD,
LOSSES PROUPTLT PAID.