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Dundee is given a shade in the bet
ting by Milwaukee experts, who have
seen both men in action in the last
few days. The Scotch Wop and his
peculiar style are designed to baffle
Miscellaneous Ball Scores
SS. Peter and Paul 7, White
White Giants 12, Wiederrechts 4.
Gunthers 13, Murleys 5.
Dellwoods 5, Roseland 0.
Crescents 11, Mercury A. C. 1.
Bricklayers 2, McDuffs 0.
Pullman 2, Joliet 0.
Chicago Americans 8, Washington
Corinthians 4, Lincoln Park 3.
Hyde Park Blues 2, Campbell Rov
International Harvester 4, Slavia 2.
Caledonians 5, Kenwood 1.
Football Scores -
Lightning A. C. 20, Hermitage Ti
Buena Park 20, Arabys 0.
Washington Park 20, Imperial 0.
A new society, "The Order of the.
Broken Jaw," has been organized at
Illinois university. Potsy Clark, fa--mous
quarterback, was the first
member. George Halas, end, was
next. George has it on Potsy, though,
because his jaw is broken in two
places; Potsy's in only one.
Clark was hurt in a game against
Rolla School of Mines. He knew
something was wrong, but didn't
know what, and played through the
contest His jaw was the first broken
at Illinois in 25 years.
One day several years ago Lewis
Rober, a retired fireman of Minneap
olis, Minn., made a soft ball for a few
firemen to play with.
Out of that simple act there has
grown an outdoor game so popular
it has spread to other cities and an
industry with such bright prospects
a big sporting goods concern has
taken to making the same kind of
Rober was always of an inventive
turn of mind and handy with his
hands. Whenever firemen wanted
something to use in passing away
time, Rober made it. When they
asked for a ball that would not crip
ple their hands he produced it
The firemen invented a game like
indoor baseball. Men and boys in
the neighborhood joined them in
their play. The game grew so in
popularity it spread from one neigh
borhood to another and finally across
the river to St Paul.
Officials of the city playgrounds
heard of the ball, tested it, ordered a
lot of them and started the game in
city parks. Leagues for men were
formed, then leagues of women and
girls. The game invented because a
retired firemen had a good ball be
came a craze.
Rober called the ball the "Kitten
League" ball, after a favorite kitten.
Leagues were also named after the
Rober soon found hiriiself devoting
all his time to the manufacture of
balls. He made all of them without
machinery. He worked hard. He
was willing to go on making the balls
and thereby add to his income, which
consisted of a fireman's pension.
Now his business is threatened.
The sporting goods concern which
gobbled up his idea has lots of ma
chinery and is able to turn out the
balls at a rapid clip. The concern
has decided to sell the balls at a low
er price than Rober sold them. Ro
ber may be forced out of business,
while the game for whicn he was re
sponsible may spread to all parts of
DO BE CAREFUL OF THE POOR
Lloyd Lawrence, one of Heber
Springs' star ballplayers, broke a
rock all up in the bottom of the Little
Red river last Sunday while in swim
ming. He struck the stone with his
head when he made a big dive. His
head was not injured. Heber Spngs.,