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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1911.
NEW BALL CLUB
STILL Hi THE AIR
Promoters Find Leasing of Is
land City Ball Park Will
FRANK BOYLE OPTIMISTIC
Believe That Problem Will B
Solved and That Team Will
Be Organised Here.
f Am the result of the meeting of the
promoter! of the new Rock Island
ball club with the board of directors
of the old dob and Frank Boyle at
the Harper house last night, things
are ra aa unsettled state, although to
ear that ther are no further ad
vanced would be a mis-statement.
The members of the board of direc
tors explained their position and
their rights of ownership of the lease
at the Island City ball park, so that
the new promoters see clearly what
they will baTe to do to bring baseball
back Into the Islander camp. The di
rectors tn fact told the promoters the
old a petition had no rights whatever
In Island City park, having lost the
grounds on default of the last year's
wrrr clear old debt.
An Indebtedness of $750 will have
to be paid off for the old club by the
new men tn order to secure the right
to lease the property in the condition
that It Hs in now, and the lease Itself
will cost $1,000 at the present figure.
This means $1,750 for the lease of the
ball park for the first year.
The directors, for the Information of
the promoters, gave them the advan
tage of figures from the records of the
secretary for the years 1909 1810-1911
showing that the actual expense the
most economical year was $23,000. The
old directors offered to do all In their
power to aid trie new association,
should one be formed.
The promoters, after their confer
ence with the former directors of the
baD club, began to look around and
see what could be done under the cir
cumstances as they now exist. Sev
eral Ingenious plans were hatched,
and it Is lust possible that some of
them may work out, and it is due to.
this that things are further advanced
than they were before the meeting.
FORFEITED ITS RIGHTS.
As a matter of fact, the old associa
tion has no rights in the present ball
park, having forfeited the lease July
1. when it failed on its second Install
ment of rest Rather than Insist upon
payment then the holders of the tract
In which the park is situated, being
among the most ardent of the baseball
supporters and Interested in the club,
permitted the association to liquidate
other claims against It In order that
It might continue to enjoy the park
until the season's end.
In Justice to the property holders of
the park. It should be said that they
were Induced to buy the land In which
It la located at the close of the Season
of 1904, when the association lost the
original park on Eleventh street. Ten
of the fane then got together and put
up the money for the Twelfth street
grounds with the understanding that
the association would pay such a rental
for the use of It as would amount to
a bare 6 per cent on the purchase
price, which was $8,500. Bo the first
five years' lease was made at $510. In
the meantime a paving assessment of
$840 a year, with the addition of $150
taxes, to say nothing of an outlay of
$300 for a cement sidewalk along the
Eighteenth avenue side, Increased the
Investment considerably, and when the
first lease expired the owners of the
land were offered $12,000 for the tract,
which would have brought them a neat
profit on their original Investment had
they let go of It But, believing in the
maintenance of baseball in Rock Is
land, they kept the ground for baseball
purposes, and simply asked the asso
ciation a rental on a $12,000 basis,
amounting to $750 per annum.
The first Installment of this amount
under the terms of the lease was due
May 1, the second July 1. Neither as
sessment was paid. With the added
Improvements over and. above the
plant originally provided by the public
subscription, the owners saw soon af
ter renewing the lease of 1910, that
they had made a mistake in the rental,
and under its terms were actually los
ing at the rate of $250 a year.
They were held by lease, however,
and all that they could do was appor
tion the loss among themselves and
grin and bear it. Now that the lease
with the old association has termin
ated by default, they feel that
it is not unreasonable, in fact
is merely a business pro post
tion, that in any new lease that is
made, either to the old association or
Its successors, the rent be made to
conform to an adequate return on the
And this, the owners ear, accounts
for the $1,000 a year that is now asked
in addition to the back rental still un
BOTXE STILL OPTIMISTIC
Frank Boyle has decided to etay
over In Rock Island until tonight and
watch for developments during the
day. He still holds out hopes for a
Rock Island team in the Three-Eye
league "next year and is as optimistic
as the promoters. With such a man
as Boyle at their command, the new
promoters feel that they could get a
team together next year that would
put as much life and enthusiasm into
baseball as there was in 1909, when
we won the pennant last. .
To discuss plans further and any
new developments that may come in
the next (Tew days, a meeting of the
new promoters has been called for
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Harper house. It is probable that,
if the situation warrants It, Boy la may
be Induced to remain for the meeting
and lend the aid of his experience to
the new club.
TALK OF REFORM
Removing Limit on Forward
Pass Sought by National
SUMMER BALL COMES UP
Promotion of Soccer and Eliminate n
of "Pro" Coaches Other Topics
MARCUS CATTON IN
The billiard lovers of the tri-citles
are awaiting with interest the match
which will be played next Wednesday
between Marcus Catton of this city
and Jake Schaefer of Chicago at the
Bijou cigar store. The publicity and
enthusiasm with which young Catton
has been welcomed into the field of
professional billiards has made many
of the local enthusiasts anxious to see
the Improvement in his game, and the
match with one who Is his equal will
make him show all that he knows in
the game of 18-2 balk line.
The two boys who will play are the
sons of world champions In billiards,
and both have Inherited the genius
which placed their fathers In the first
ranks. For the past eight months
Mark has been studying eight hours a
day at the game and Schaefer has
been studying longer. They are now
making a short trip out of Chicago,
and after this will study for eight more
months and then tour the world.
Strange to say, their fathers made a
similar tour together In their early
days. Both boys are touted as world
champions In their game, and the
newspapers In the large cities have
been watching their progress with
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is that it is effective not only in peo
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Among the strongest supporters of
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Mr. George S. Spaulding of the Na
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Address him Dr. W. B. Caldwell.
511 Caldwell building, Monticello. I1L
New York, Dec. 29. A change In
football rules to allow freer use of
the forward pass, the promotion of
soccer football, the elimination of
the professional coach in college
sports, the doing away with gate re
ceipts, and the recognition of sunt
mer baseball playing as legitimate
were some of the questions discuss
ed before 100 delegates to the sixth
annual meeting of the National Col
legiate Athletic association here
That the present football rules on
the whole are satisfactory and ought
to be disturbed as little as possible
was the gist of the report made by
the chairman of the rules commit
tee. Dr. H. L. Williams, of the Uni
versity of Minnesota. The rules
were criticised by him as giving too
much advantage on wet days to an
inferior team, which on a muddy
field, he said could nullify the most
REMOVE LIMIT ON FORWtRD PASS,
In regard to the forward pass, Dr.
"There is no question that under
the present rules the development
and skillful execution of the for
ward pass is one of the most Im
portant factors of an efficient at
tack. If the restriction of 20 yards
beyond the line of scrimmage were
removed and no limit as to the dis
tance put on the throw, simply pro
Tiding that the man making the
catch should get the ball before it
strikes the . ground, I believe the
rules could be Improved and
Sentiment In favor of soccer foot
ball was crystallized by the appoint
ment of a committee headed by Dr.
James A. Babbitt of Haverford col
lege, to form an association to pro
mote the game.
The discussion of summer baseball
brought out varying opinions as to
whether the amateur law should and
could be strictly enforced.
Captain Palmer E. Pierce, presi
dent of the association, predicted
that summer baseball playing by
college men for pay had come to
DISCXSS BASEBALL Q.I ESTIOX.
"The question is, shall It be per
mitted and be considered as not af
fecting the players' amateur stand
ing," he said, "or Bhall it be per
mitted openly, but effective steps be
taken to prevent the player from
representing his college in intercol
The view that strict application of
the amateur law to summer baseball
could not be enforced was warmly
supported by other speakers.
Only minor changes were sug
gested by the committee on basket
ball and track rules. The present
committee In the various branches
of sports was reelected with some
additions and the football rules
committee was requested to report
and publish its rules in the spring
Instead of In the fall to promote the
open game, and to formulate a plan
for reducing as far as possible the
number of officials.
A redistrlcting plan by states was
adopted and these officers were
electeed: Captain Palmer E. Pierce,
president; H. W. Johnstone of the
University of Indiana, vice presi
dent; Professor F. W. Nlcolson, sec
By unanimous voice the associa
tion decided to seek affiliation with
the Intercollegiate Association of
Amateur Athletes of America and
the Intercollegiate Gymnasts of
bagged 82 birds from' IS yards and
was first. Second place in this event
went to Bart Lewis of Auburn, with
79 birds from 19 yards.
New York, Dec. 29. James Low
erle, otherwise known as "Jimmy
Johnson." the race track man ac
cused of having killed Peter Mc
Jllride Harvey at Leeds, Eng., on
Aug. 2 9, waivea extradition pro
ceedings and consented to return to
England. He 'Claims be killed Har
vey In self defense.
Normal, Ml., Dec. 29. It leaked
out here that George Huff, director
of sport at the University of Illinois,
has been secretly carrying on an in
vestigation of every man who has
earned an "I in the last 10 years.
'Jack Morrison, for two years the
varsity catcher, has sent a list of
60 professionals to Mr. Huff and the
list, while not made public, is said
to contain the names of nearly ev
ery man wno nas made much of a
record In big eight circles in the
last few years. A number of Chi
cago, Minnesota and Wisconsin men
are said to be Included on the list.
Only Real Gun Store
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Winchester shotguns and rifles. Remingtov.
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Also the largest stock of new loaded shells in the tri-
KAUFMAN OUT IN
FIFTH BY PALZER
Uppercut Sends Al to Pugilistic
Graveyard With But Two
WINNER AFTER BIG SMOKE
Whether Johnson Is to Meet Jim
Flynn to Be Decided at Con
0'LEARY IS SIGNED
AGAIN BY DAVENPORT
The Davenport Three-Eye Baseball
club announced today the receipt of a
signed contract from Dan O'Leary, and
his reappointment as manager of the
local club for the 1912 season.
218-17th street, R. I.
New York, Dec. 29. Al Palzer, Tom
O'Rourke's entry in the "white hope'
race, knocked out Al Kaufman of Call
fomia in the fifth round of their
scheduled ten round bout at the Na
tlonal Sporting club last night. A
right uppercut to the jaw, started in
the region of the knee, was the blow
that blasted whatever hope Kaufman
ever fostered of the : heavyweight
Kaufman's departure to the pugil
lstic graveyard might have been
averted had Palzer chosen three sec
onds later to land the finishing pile
driver. The round had but 12 seconds
to go when Palzer delivered the tell
tale wallop. The impact of the blow
sent Kaufman hurtling- into a neutral
corner, and as soon as he went down
it became apparent to all that the
giant Californlan was entirely oblivi
ous cf his surroundings. . The lower
thread of the ropes supported Kauf
man's head as be lay helpless.
ITS K.N'KKLIA'G POSTl'RE.
Referee Haley tolled off the fateful
ten before Kaufman could command
enough of his waning energy to at
tempt to get up. He laboriously got
to his knees and was in a kneeling
position when the bell rang. But he
had been counted out two seconds
before the expiration of the session.
To many it seemed as if the bell
had saved Kaufman and it was fully
half a minute before they were en
lightened. Several men at the ring
side held stop watches, and one of
them insisted that the round had but
five seconds to go before Palzer con
nected. MORRIS OR FLTKS 7TCXT.
Friends of Palzar are' claiming that
he is the logical man to stand against
Johnson. They point to the fact that
he Qnlshed Kaufman In half the time
Flynn took, and also say that he has
qualified for a championship fight in
asmuch as Johnson failed to bowl
Kaufman over in 10 rounds.
It is possible that the next heavy
weight fight here will see Palzar
pitted against Carl Morris or Jim
Flynn. Should he win. from both of
these men, he would stand out as the
real "White Hope."
JOHNSON HOLDS VP PRICE.
Chicago, Dec. 29. Whether Jack
Johnson can be induced to fight Jim
Flynn either ten or 20 rounds will be
decided at a meeting. Sunday in which
Johnson, Harry "Pollock, representing
New York, and Jack Curley, who is
said to have the backing of a number
of western mining men, will be the
principal figures. Johnson has re
ceived messages from Pollock and
Curley stating they will be in the city
at that time. If Curley cannot offer
Johnson -30,000 for a 20 round fight
there is no use of Flynn's manager
coming east. Regarding the ten
round affair, the negro's manner led
listeners to believe he could be in
duced to fight Flynn ten rounds for
half the price, although he would not
say Just how much he wants for his
appearance. Those close to Johnson
asserted that Pollock is coming west
as the representative of prominent
fight promoters in New York who
Alameda, Cal., Dec. 29. Otto
Zeigler, once champion bicycle racer
of the world, is totally blind at his
home here. The "little demon," as
he was known during his career, has
been out of the public gaze for many
years, failing eyesight compelling his
retirement from active duties. Zeig
ler was the first rider to reel off a
mile in less. than two minutes, mak
ing the distance in 1:60 fiat on the
Alameda straightaway course.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 29. Fred
Bills, the Chicago professional, se
cured first place in the 150 Jack
rabbit event at the state shoot ot
the Illinois Gun club yesterday, fin
ishing with a score of 131. A strong
wind prevented a higher score. J.
T. Morley of Loam I was first in the
150 bird event for amateurs, secur
ing 131 birds. In the 100 bird han
dicap, C P. Newell of Springfield
s al! other
We spend more on
purity more time,
more skill and more
money than on any
other cost in our
We sterilize every
tub, vat, tank we scald every
barrel every pipe and pump
every time we use it.
We wash every bottle four times by machinery.
The air in which the beer is cooled is filtered.
Every bottle of Schlitz is sterilized, after it is
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Light starts decay even in pure beer. Dark
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425-431 Eleventh St,
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hope that Johnson will agree to fight.
Flynn in Madison Square garden.
Who Is behind Curley no one seemed
to know. Many critics profess to be
lieve that Johnson Is setting the price
beyond the reach of the promoters so
that he will not have to fight Others
think a tnatch will result from the
EASTERN "WHITE HOPE" DYING.
New York, Dec. 29. John Martin,
a heavyweight pugilist, who was
hailed as a "white hope" several
months ago, is dying In a New York
hospital as the result of a fight be
tween two gangs of men who met in
a tenement house hallway on West
Thirty-sixth street early yesterday
OFFERS TO FI.TNW AND KAFFMANN
Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 29. A
match between Jlm Flynn and Al
Kaufman can be arranged at San
Francisco in the last week of Janu
ary, says James Coffroth, the San
Francisco promoter. In a letter re
ceived by Jack Curley, Flynn's mana
NO BOXING FOR BELOIT.
Belolt, Wis., Dec. 29. Chief of Po
lice Qualman "will not allow the box
ing lid to be undamped in Belolt. Ha
has Just called a halt on a proposed
boxing match in which Billy Ryan,
an old Belolt boxer, was to have
been one of the principals..
TO ROLLER SKATE
The management of the Rock Island
roller rink announces a New Year
party for Saturday evening of this
week, the skaters being entertained
until 12 p. m. The rink will not be
opened on Sunday. A number of nove
attractions are being arranged for thi
month of January, including broom
ball games, moonlight party, novelty
Calendars for the Ladles,
Memorandum books for the men.
Beal Tailoring company, Illinois Thea
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At Y. M. C. A.
Physical Director Clevett took out
about twenty boys for a cross-country
hike this morning, the party leaving
the association building at 9 o'clock.
They will cross the bridge and forage
the country in the region of Betten-dorf.
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