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THE ROCK ISLiAXD ARGT'S, WEDXESDAT, NOVEMBER 8, 1911.
HARRY HOFER IS
DONE WITH GAME
President of Quincy Baseball
Club Says No More of It
COSTS TOO MUCH MONEY
Ha Made Proposition to Quincy
Fan Similar to One Made to
Rock Island Bags.
Baseball does not offer a bed of
thornlees roses for the people who
bead it in Quincy even though that
burg succeeded in gaining admittance
to the Three-Eye league on the
strength of a 75.0CK) attendance mark
in a class C league. Much the same
troubles that beset the Islander stock
holders that of trying to retire from
the game are besetting one Harry
Hofer, president of the club last year
and principle stockholder there. The
effort to grab a pennant in the first
year of classy baseball was a stren
uous one and required a salary limit
which someone has said would make
any American association team proud
Naturally the coffers of Hofer's base
ball efforts are badly bent if not hrok- j
en. He wants a stock company to re-1
lieve him, and it is 6aid, that unless '
one does. Quincy will fall back to
mediocre ball after having br-n allowed
to play in a real league. With better
hall than had ever been seen in Q:incy '
before, the attendance wa? consider-!
ably lower than in former year3, giv-l
ing the impression to the baseball1
world that the burg is "dead" for
WHAT vnir; "KAY.
The Quincy Whig printed the follow
ing in regards to the baseball status
"If Quincy has a team in the Three
Kye league next year it w ill be backed
by a stock company. At a meeting of;
the directors of the Quincy Hase Ball I
association last night at Highland j
park. President Harry Hofer announc-,
-d that under no consideration would :
he be identified with baseball in Quin-
cy ro.vt year a an individual. This is!
final and it means that it will be up to
the base ball loing public of this city
to subscribe and pay for as many
shares of stock as they can carry. The
directors expect to get out in a few
days and begin a ranvass of the city.'
It will be up to the fans to make up
their minds in a hurry, if we expect '
to have professional ball here again .
TIIK FROPF.lt TUI.
"A stock company is the proper
' r.ing. anyway ; in fart it is anticipated
tht the people will be glad to su!-s-crtbe
to the stock without much solic-;
itation. After a sufficient sum
stock has been sold there will be a
meeting, and officers, or directors, will
be chosen for next rear.
""The franchise that was granted
liuincy at the recent meeting in
f'hicago when the Three-Eye league
Wednesday and Thursday,
November 8 and 9.
TRI-CITY STOCK COMPANY
With Rrank Readick and Com
and the' Thief
PRICES 10c, 20c. 30c.
The Square Deal
Thursday, Evening, Nov. 9
Member of the famous Dixon fam
ily. That eery individual may have
an opportunity to deIcp his char
acter and achieve his destiny unhin
dered by artificial restrain is Dex
"Ideas bursting upon his hearer's
brain as r;i's cf litrht. Lecture de
riered by artificial restraint is Dix
Keats reserve! at College phar
macy. Phone West
Admission 50 Cents.
l'o-Jitli Ave. a nl Nineteenth St-
Another tig show and a
good one beginning Mon
day, November 6.
Come and see all feature
Silver spoon to each lady
RECORDS GROW TYRUS COBB IS KING OF
ALL PLAYERS, PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE
m iaiiiuui.aj'i.imniiyimiiuiii I 1 I
ji'rntiTnr iimnuirffi hit " " I JklOi
if '- . If ttsti
II j ' 3- '
lj 147 RUNS 47
Wr&S V 1 COBB
;4 V :
. , - KrxWT WTi'
To Tyrus Raymond Cobb, of the
king of all balplayers, and it doesn't
produce another who will compare with the Georgia phenom. The offi
cial records for the season Just closed show that Cobb led the league in j
runs scored. In hits. In two-base hits, three-base hits, in stolen bases, and j
t as but one behind Frank Baker, of the Athetlcs. in home runs. In 14J J
primes he was at bat 591 times and made 24S hits, an a', erage of .420. I
lie stole 83 bases, an average of .57 to a Kame. I
was reorganized belongs to Hofer, who ' terurb :n furnishes faci'ities for th!
also retains an interest in the league trip and does not entaii much travel j
park and in the players. In chsp the;
plan to form a stork company falls;
through, then, of coarse, he can do as i
he sees fit with bis holdings. But:
there is no likelihood of anything of!
the character indicated faUfnz throuch
because a strck comrany is the thing,!
say a great many who t.-tke .-in interest ,
in the great national game. The soon
er that the f'g( ;. coinpnny is formed
Ve sooner will the plans for nrxt sea
son be jierfected. That ij why there!
should be no delay.'-
PilOLINE TEAM TO
Scene of the Game Has Been
Switched From Plow City ;
to Furniture City. ;
RflCI IM'C tr.CH iiITrn Tnin
VlELIN S !VlEN WANTED TRIP
Al! Their (iHmp
Kar Hock Inland
Moline is to play Koc kferd the com-!
! ing Saturday. Originally, it was in-!
tended to stage the game in the Plow i
i .... w. .
citv. hut the arrangement has ';eer
. changed and the game is to go to the
upstate town, in crder. it is said, to
give the Moline boys a journey, it b j
ing their first one cf the season. The
boys from the neighboring burg will !
go north Friday afternoon and a day i
later will meet tiie fat Rcckford team,
Rock Island tied the Rock ford team up
there s-o here is another chance for :
comparative dope. Rockfurd of cours-, j
will have the same advantage over Mo-;
line as they did over Rock Island--i
their own gridiron, their own rooters
to tack them, and that bra-g band that !
ha? b come a ho. hIoo to visiting teanii.
That same brass band, if a team is not
accustomed to it. can r'U Rockford s I
opinments witn more terror tnan the
team itself. j
ioci. to ri.iXTOx. j
While cur neighbors go to Rcckford. ;
our own uam plays in Clinton. The
fame will be a hard one. Football
enthusiasts should plan to attend the
game next Saturday fcr the team w ill (
need the support of everyone. The in ;
,r,m,- nn,ir irnnnc. !
Icfr.k cunnir.Klv destroys the will
pi.v-r. and wh:jt tic drui.kanl want'
ti vvtiat you tt-1! I:im, he ants a
lhnair.il mit-s ir.ore t!:e . ink that l.e
-rave. M-1ical t reat runt is necessary.
Orrir.e dfJiro ? the desire for more
liquor. t that the drink will b not
missed and restores the patient to
This remedy is thoroughly scientific
ir.d 1 so jniforrr.lv successful that it
so'.d with a gajrantee to rt fund your
-n,-':-y , after a tr'.ai it ha? ivt b-r
iited. au a! . ur st.-re for fr. tK.t-k-1
et tflllr.tc ail about Orrnie. T-e liar-
per House Pharmacy. '
Detroit Tigers, belongs the title,
seem jiossiule that basebull over will
to go to Clinton and return. Several
of the high school pupils and alumni
are planning to make the trip.
MKKT M01,IR M. 1.
A week from Saturday there will
he the annual twin-city affra. Sup-;
porters of both teams iire confident of
victory, but possibly it is sentiment
rather than judgment of the merits of
the team that inspire.-- this confidence.
Whichever team wins will hae a
mightv hard battle to pottle the cham
pionship of the twin cities.
Baseball Eoiieil Down
Minneapolis. Nov. - Magnates of
he Minrearolis-W ls-consin league
will meet here today to consider plns
for the -f laring of tea:;i in Minnear-
oiis and st. Paul ard to elect officers.
Frar.k E. Force of Mirne-?poIis. presi-
den' of th league, is not a candidate
for ret,ief,i0n. and it is possible that
I.e Fierce of Winona will succeed
him. The question of placing teams in '
Minneapolis and St Paul already has
ben taken up with the American as-
i socia'son. and win tc dec iuea ai a
meeting of that association tn he held i
in Chicago i:i December. Towns which
nrobahlv will be reriretented at the.
. mevting here today are Winona. Roch-
eitc-r and Duluth. Minn., and Superior,
Eau Claire and 1-a Crosse, Wis.
Seat,le- Wash - No'- S ,oe T,inker' !
the Cub shortstop, who is now playing
. , -n
at a jccal vaudeville theatre, aspirus
to be a manager and would not be
averse to succeeding Clark Griffith at
Cincinnati. Hut Tinker fears that his
hopes w ill not be realized, as he is
confident that President Murphy will
effectually block any trade that might
lead to his becoming manager of the
Minneapolis. Nov. S. Mike and Joe ''
Cantiilon. owners of the Minneapolis
American association baseball club.'
yesterday signed a contract for plans
for a new $:?c,i i,t steel, concrete and
tiie rec tangular grand stand to take
the raCe of the old one at Nicolette
Death Causes Ban on Game
Fairmoimt, Ind., Nov. y lairrr.ouiU
academy, a school conducted here by
the Friends" church yesterday decided
to abandon footlall for the remainder
of th season, following the death of
Bruce Adams, w hose back was broken
in a game at Alexandria, Ind., last
Sunday. Adams was a star player
w hen he attended school here, and re-
I gret over his death caused the aade
! myi action.
Start Much Trouble.
If all people knew that neglert of
constipation wculd result in severe
indigestion, yellow jaundice or viru- ,
lent liver trouble they would soon,
take Dr. King's New Life Pills and
lend it. It's the only safe way. Best
for biliousness, headache, dyspep-
8ja chills and debilitv. 2 o cents at
LARGEST MEET IN
So Say Local Magnates Who
Intend to Go to San An
tonio Next Week.
SIX GO FROM ROCK ISLAND
Special Train Will Carry the Delega
tion Out of St. Lonis Sun
That the meeting of baseball mag
nates next week in San Antonia, Tex.,
is to be the largest in the annals of
the baseball history is the opinion of
lecal magnates who leave the latter
part of the week to attend. It is the
meeting of the National Association of
Professional Baseball Leagues, and M.
H. Sexton of Rock Island is its presi
dent. The delegation which will attend
from Rock Island includes M. H. Sei
ton, H. E. Casteel, H. H. Cleaveland,
W. H. Reck, Sheriff O. L. Bruner and
Jack Tighe. and Charles McHugh of
Chicago. The party is to leave Chica
go Sunday noon and arrive in St. Louis
SPECIAL, TRAPf PHOTTOED.
There with other delegations they
will board the special train to carry
them to their destination. Receptions
are to be held along the way, the prin
cipal ones of which will be at Little
Rock, Ark., and Austin, Tex. There
the governor of Texas will board the
train to accompany the delegates to
the convention city.
Momentous questions will be brought
before the session in the 10 days al
lotted for the meeting, and many mat
ters important in the history of base
ball will be considered. Already bids
for the next convention have been ad
vanced to Mr. Sexton by Wheeling.
V. Va., and Nashville, Tenn.
There is little animation in local cir
cles at present. The announcement
that Frank Boyle is being considered
for a leader has met with approval on
many sides, but it will take action, im
mediaie aciion. to assure baseball for
Rock Island next year.
GOLTS ABE BACK
IN TIE FOR TOP
Make Clean Sweep in Series
With Pretzels at Harms
Alleys Last Night.
ATHLETICS WIN ONE GAME;
I.one Viitory Pulls Independents
Down to Same Level as the
tO!MKK( Iti. I.F.CilK STAnifi.
W. I,. Pet. 1
Independents ill ? .722
( oits 13 5 .722
Athletics 6 12 331 I
Pr. tzrls 4 14 .211 i
Three consecutive victories for Salz-
n'.c.nn'p Colts landed that team back
on the same lfvel with the Independ-1
ems, who took two out of three from
the Athletics in the Commercial league :
bowling series last night. The Colts
and Pretzels howled on the Harms al-!
leys. Although winning, it was a case
of hard luck for the Colts, for even !
when the hall was in the groove, the 1
result was usually an impossible split, i
While the Colts hit them right and
failed to knock them over the Pret- I
?els weie off color and could not find
A NEW WHITE HOPE
Frora the camp of Promoter Jin
Kenny, ia Peoria. IL. from the same
camp from whence came Kid Farm
er. I"arry D.aatue ind tir stttx- of
the squared circle, la heralded the
approach of a "white hope." Bob
Heller, an Iowa boy. and for three
year one of the leading boxers of
the navy. Kenny has placed Heller
In the hands of Barney Furey, a
Cincinnati, for traininc
the mark. Meisner's score of 444 was
high for the team, showing that they
were off color.
I5DEPEXBEXTS DROP 0E.
The other series was marked by
much better bowling, with the Inde
pendents In the lead for honors. Bring
of the Athletics rolled high score with
565, while Huston was next with 545.
The first and last games were close,
but the second was a walkaway for the
Independents. The scores:
L. Harms 170 1S2 1S3 535
Soule 151 166 155 472
Hampton 181 194 129 504
Roan tree 146 203 169 51S
Huston 200 180 165 545
Totals 84S 925 S01 2574
Stouffer 170 113
120 125 149 394
213 172 ISO 565
r64 S19 2401
E. A. Wich
H. Wich ..
J. H. Wich
Totals 799 S16
Ruths 135 132
Meisner 166 123 155
Hueckstaedt 112 14$ 127
136 150 41S
Totals 694 644 705 2043
John Yich won first prize in total
number of splits. He had 10. Still he
managed to creep over the 500 mark.
Salzmann led his team with a total
of 526 pins.
When bowlers like Meisner. Hueck
staedt and Brandt fail to make 450,
there is something wrong. The Pret
zels had a bad start and found it im
possible to break into real form. Their
last game was their best game, but it
was way. below the usual mark.
Soule was the only Independent to
fall below the 500 pin mark. Hail
Hampton distributed a few of his pins
to the last game he would have made
it three victories for the Independents.
Oscar Dahl was low score man on
the Patting alleys with 394.
Bill Huston was back in the game
last night after an enforced absence of
two weeks because of illness. His
score looked as though he had only
taken a rest cure instead of having
been an invalid.
"Doc" Mueller had high single game
score last night with 211 pins to his
Xext week the Colts meet the Ath
letics again, while the Independents
ure due to bowl with the lowly Pret-zt-ls.
DE 0R0 IS LEADING IN
WORLD BILLIARD MATCH
Chicago, Nov. S. Champion Alfredo
I)e Oro gained a lead of 19 points over
Wheeler, the Chicago professional in
the first block of their match for the
Jordan Lambert trophy, emblematic
of the three cushion championship of
the world, playing last night at recital
hall in the Auditorium building. De
Oro made his 50 points in 71 innings,
getting a high run of 9. one of the best
recorded in a championship niat.-h.i
His average was C49. Wheeler made
his 31 points in 74 innings, getting j
high run of ?. and averaging .419. i
Wheeler s deficit did not represent j
the play, as he did not have the best j
of luck, missing a number of hard
shots by the smallest kind of frac
tions, while he ran into a number of
kisses, three of these coming in a
row, starting with the 51th inning. De ,
Oro's run of 9, which was the feature,!
was of big assistance to the Cuban.:
It was beautifully compiled, hut on
the other hand the balls broke well
for him and he had little trouble ln
sizing up his shots and making them, i
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Nov. 8-9 Tri-City Stock company.
Nov. 13 14 Sitting Bull pidirfs.
Nov. 15-16 Tri-City Stock company.
Nov. IS "Uncle Tom s Cabin."
Nov. 21 "The Fortune Hunter.",
Nov. 22-23 Tri-City Stock company.
Nov. 24 "The Deep Purple."
Nov. 2C "Get Rich Quick Walling
ford." Nov. 28 "Polly of the Circus."
Nov. 29-30 Tri-City Stock, company.
Daily vaudeville performances a
::." and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Hsnry V. Link's "Fatty Felix," !
which is to be at the Illinois text
rfenday, matinee and night, i3 re-1
ported to be one of the funniest,,
laughing comedy drama3 ever of-j
fered to the amusement public. It's
a relaxation from care and worry,'
Its sole purpose being to aruuse. The
absurd and highly amusint; charac-j
ter cf Fatty Felix has been the tar
get for newspaper sketch artists all j
over the country. As a vehicle of j
merriment Fatty Felix is easily one
of the most sterling attractions of;
its kind on the road. It is claimed
nothing has been left undone by the;
management to give this play &
proper cast, scenic equipment, etc.,;
which has brought forth words of;
high commendation wherever it has'
been seen. Many new and catchy ,
songs, dances and up-to-date Fpe-
cialties are among its features. j
Nov. 13 and 14 the Illinois will'
show the greatest of all Indian mo-'
tion pictures, "Sitting Eull." The
picture w-as taken at a large expense
and depicts the life of the Indians,
upon the plains during the dayai
The Best of tote Hlgli-Crade
mini ii i . I .
when the pioneers were headed west
ward. It shows Indian life in its
every detail and the hardships which
followed the gold seeker In the year
1S4 9. During the length of the
three reels you will witness Indian
dances such as you have never be
fore seen. The photography is ex
cellent and over 1,000 people are
used in making this picture. There
are over 500 Indians and horses,
soldiers, cowboys, renegades, rang
ers, squaws and papooses.
Sparta, Wis., Nov. S. The board of
education has issued an order forbid
ding the playing of basketball by girls,
on the grounds ?t is not conducive to
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earn to Dance
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School at the Elks'
Dancing school class
Term of 12 lessons
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