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tecommended,. The Cubans are fav
ored, because the "Oldjfox" demands
youth and speed.
The incomparable Walter Johnson,
the bulky Carl Cashion, the aged,
crafty Tom Hughes and the slender
Bob Groom, make up -the quartet of
regular pitchers, but Griffith wants
others, youngsters to develop and to
last for years. So he is working with
Toe ,Engle, Joe Boehling and Melvin
Galliar not' yet of age; Elliot Dent,
7rom Newark, and Tom Drohan, Ke
ivanee's winning pitcher. The last
pair have reputations, but are not so
youthful, so must win from the start
to hold on. "
Carroll Barton, a Washington
sand-lotter; Victor Bickers, a Buffalo
semi-pro, and Bob Austin, a Wesley
an college southpaw, under 21, are
trying to impress the "Old Fox" with
their pitching. '
"Have we a chance for the pen
nant?" says Griffith. "Of course, we
have. Give us our share of thebreaks
and we will run over them alf rough
shod. I can'tsay what my line-up will
be until I find, the best possible com
bination as I found it last season.
But I am satisfied with my young
sters. I want kids, no matter how
young, and I want them fast. I've
got them now, and I'll do my best to
make them winners.".
"D.ON," THE AMERICAN DOG,
STARTS SOLDIER. JWOVEMENT
When you shoulder your rifle and
tramp offto the next war be prepared
to hear from the silent sentinels of.
the night camp not "who goes there?
"Bow! wow! wow!"
The journals of the military men
all over the world are now busily dis
cussing the use of dogs in war.
Dogs have long been regarded as
a proper part of an army's equip
ment in Europe. Their work, how
ever, has come after the battle and
they have been used to hunt out
wounded and to carry first aide
For' some years the work of train
ing dogs for military work has been
in the experimental stage in Ger
many, the animals being used as -an
aid to sentinels.
But it 'remained for the Italian
army in Tripoli to make its. dog corps
an aid in actual fighting. And,
curiously enough, the system that
was adopted by Italian officers was
but the working out of a plan that
had been used by American troops
and which party explains the success
of certain organizations in thej field.
The first authentic mention of the
use of dogs as scouts for an army or
ganization is made by Major Mat
thew Steele, U. S. army, and the oc
casion when they were used was dur
ing the campaign in Cuba in 1898.
Major Steele was then a lieutenant in
the 8th cavalry and a dog named
"Don" was a sort of mascot with that
organization. "Don" was trained to
hunt men, and in the Cuban cam
paign he was sent into the jungle
where the sharpshooters Jajuihead of
the men. "Don" flushed thevSpanish.
ambuscaders In exactly tbie same way
a good hunting dog flushes game
birds with this difference, that,. 'in
stead of standing perfectly still.
"Don" let out a series of howls and
yelp? that could be heard a mile and.
thus saved.his command frbm.getting