Animals: Pyre for Champions

Fire broke out suddenly in a famed U. S. kennel one night last week. It raced along the stalls of yapping, shrieking dogs, licked up the entire section especially reserved for champion show dogs, and subsided. When the smoke had cleared, a bewildered kennel-master once more counted his charges. Seventeen answered his call. Twenty-eight were dead.

The kennel, well known to dogmen, was Welwire, at Shrewsbury, Mass. Its specialties are wire-haired fox and Welsh terriers. It had been the plaything of Dr. Homer Gage and his son, Homer Jr., until the latter died...

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