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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XLVI. NO. 185.
EOCK ISLAND, ILL., FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1S9S.
TRICE THREE CENTS.
THE COOPED SHIPS.
Navy Department Says With Authority Cervera is Bottled Up
at Santiago de Cuba.
A MESSAGE FROM SCHLEY OFF CIENFUEGOS.
Arrangements for Prosecuting
Fate of the Phantom
WASHINGTON, May 27. At the
cliM! of the cabinet meeting it
was authoritatively an flounced that
although no official information on
the subject there is no reasonable
douht that Cervcra's fleet is in Santi
ago harltor and Schley is guarding
the entrance. The invasion of Cuba
and I'orto Uieo will Ins delayed jteud
ing the receipt of ollieial information
that the Spanish fleet in either de
stroyed or rendered helpless.
Now What IKtrn Thin Mean?
Off the Northern Coast of Cuba.
2 a. in. via Key West, May 27
Copyrighted . by the Associated
Press. At 10 o'clock last night tha
dispatch boat Dolphin arrived at tl.e
flagship with dispatches from Schley
fur Sampson. The dispatches were
d.ited off Cienfiicgos. 'Absolutely
nothing definite can lie said," was the
reply of Cnpt. Chad wick, of the New
oi k to a question as to what had
Key West, May 27. Three swarthy
strangers, supposed to be Spaniards,
made several attempts to enter Fort
Taylor reservation last night in the
vicinity of Mortar battery. A ser
geant of artillery, who discovered. the
intruders, exchanged shots and was
wounded in the arm. The Spaniards
Cnpt. Todd, of the cruiser Wilming
ton, reported a 3-inasted uteaiiicr,
HiiMscd tn h ;x Spanish scout, as
being sighted 10 miles olT Key West
last night. The Bancroft appeared
later ill full chase, which was most
exciting when the Wilmington last
s.iw the two Vessels. Todd has no
doubt the Itancroft will capture her.
AN Oil let In the Blockade.
Key West, May 27 All is cjuitft
ahng the line of the blockade.
Iluuinl to Anne Hawaii.
Washington. Mav 27. Senator
Lodge offered a resolution for the an
nexation of Hawaii as an amendment
to the war revenue bill. The ' sena
torial friends of annexation, declare
that hen-after the two measure must
travel together. ,
The work of equipping nndhuobiliz
Jiig the volunteer army is to be
pushed with utmost vigor with a
iew to perfect readiness to respond
t the call when the Spanish fleet is
out of the way.
Army Continue to Grow In Trnnewwe.
Chattanooga, May 27. The big vol
unteer arinv at Chickamauga now
liumlers nearly l').(HM) and continues
to grow. Today the til'th New York,
the 1st Arkansas, Sth Missouri and
three troops of the 3rd volunteer cav
alry went into camp.
A. tot lie llaltlmorr.
lAindoii, May 27. The stories eir
rulatcd in Madrid ami elsewhere re
garding the accident to the Baltimore
are evidently groundless, and proba
bly refer to the alleged disablement of
the Baltimore during the battle of Ma
nila when the Sp.uiih shells struck
her. Keports are that she was blown
up yesterday by an explosion.
Sit Mf. DI IIMTK NEWS.
Hy Which hi Rrailrr May Be Able to
llottlr p Admiral t ertrra.
Washington, May 27. Two telegrams
were received in Washington late last
right from Key West Intimating tha:
Royal raakva tb toed para,
boleaoaM ant dolMoai.
tO. OMI CC , at MM.
the War Vigorously When the
Fleet is Determined.
the bombardment of Havana Is immi
nent. Key West, Fla., May 27. Definite
r.ews of the American squadrons In Cu
ban waters reached here yesterday
afternoon. Commodore Schley is be
lieved to be off Santiago de Cuba to
day, and definite Information as to the
exact Bituatii.n In so tftr as It affects
Admiral Cervera's squadron may be
Rear Admiral Sampson is In a position
to proceed quickly to the assistance of
Commodore Schley with any or all of
his ships on receipt of definite word
from Commodore Schley, and at the
same time he remains within striking
distance of Havana.
If. however. Commodore Schley re
ports Admiral Cervera bottled up at
Santiago de Cuba the naval view is that
he will be permitted to finish the busi
ness at that point with the ships now
under his direct command.
Madrid, May 27. It Is currently re
potted here that the Spanish govern
ment has ordered all the Spanish steam
ers from 1.000 tons up, capable of steam
ing a minimum of twelve knots, to be
Impressed as auxiliary cruisers. The
Spanish commanders at the various
ports, it Is added, have been Instructed
to take charge of such steamors, wheth
er mail boats or otherwise.
Washington, May 27. Secretary Long
said at the close of office hours yester
day that no word had come from any of
the scouting vessels so numerous In
West Indian waters concerning th'
Spanish flying squadron, wherefore he
concluded that Cervera was still in
Santiago harbor. Supposedly Schley is
lying outside watching the entrance to
prevent the egress of the Spanish ves
sols; but while there Is evidence of a
certain kind on that fact there has
been no official confirmation of it. This
Is a little remarkable, in view of the
fact that It is tnly a day s run for one
of Schley's swift torpedo boats from
Santiago to a cable port In Haytl. There
1s also a curious lack of information
from newspaper dispatch boats on this
point. It was supposed that the censors
might have cut out any information as
to the whereabouts of the fleeets: but
why it should be done If Cervera is
bottled up ' is a mystery to the civilian.
Official. Hunger for Con Hi mat Ion.
Notwithstanding the officials profess
unshaken confidence in their original
belief that the Spanish squadron is
securely 'bottled up" In Santiaeo har
bor there Is no concealment by them of
an intense desire to secure some abso
lutely trustworthy Information on that'
point. It Is not to be doubted that with
the question still open the beginning
or the military operations la retarded.
for as long as there exists a possibility
of the Spanish naval force being at
large there Is an indisposition to start
the troop transports for Cuba. Proba
bly It was this uncertain state of affairs
that induced the president to call
consultation at the White House yester
day between Secretaries Alger and
Long, General Miles, and the members
of the naval war board Admiral Sicard.
Captain Crowninshloid and Captain
Manan. As stated by one of the mem
bers of the conference the purpose was
to go over the who'.e situation, but what
they said or did was not for publica
About the New Call for Troop.
In the rush of military preparations
the war department officials have not
been able to give much attention to
the regulations for the procurement of
the 5.000 additional volunteers called
for by the president. It Is still uncer
tain Just how far the national authori
ties will g towards recruiting these
forces themselves, nor Is It positively
Known that independent organizations,
companies, battalions and regiments
raised by individuals will be accepted
en Hoc, If by so doir.gilhe departmnt
Is required to accept the officers with
the men. Indeed, tt Is now questioned
whether under the law the department
could. If it would, accept services of of
ficers under such conditions, as the gov
ernors of the states appear to be the
only persons authorized to Issue com
missions below the regimental grade.
TWO OF GARCIAN OFFICERS
Have Conference w ilh Secretary Alger
and Gen. Mil.
Washington. May 7. Secretary Alger
and General Miles conferred yesterday
with two officers from the staff of Gen
eral Garcia General Enrique Collazo
and Lieutenant 'Colonel Charles Her
nandez who come direct from Garcla's
headquarters bearing credentials from
him to effect a plan of co-operation with
the American forces. They accompanied
Lieutenant Rowan, of the United States
army, on his return from Garcla's
camp, and shared with him the daneei
ft twcdayi' voyae? In an open .boat
trora the noi'tn iast of Cuba until
picked up by a small sloop which car
ried them to Nassau. Colonel Hernan
dez says Garcia has his headquarters at
Bayamo, one of the large towns in the
cantral part of the island, with about
S.000 men. They are well armed with
Remingtons and Mausers captured
fi.ir-.i i- . . heve
mecU'.c. -t .... i i3 tairy
Vter fr.-.r.n "
The Cu'rrn re-"?"'? --v 'V.c crrlrtl cf
Lieut. Row nr. anu .c tl.c rreatst en
thusiasm through, .r. lie uran carr.D.
There wes no rotlic cf his ccmlng. and
the first seen cf Lt ILovcn was as he
galloped Into Vcz. :o i'.ov.-ed by the
Cuban guiclrs v.ro accompanied him
from Florida. He was warmly greeted
by General Garcia, and the two held a
three hours' conference. It was decided
that Lieutenant Rowan should return
that afternoon, and General Garcia assigned-General
Collazo and Colonel
Hernarrdtz, with thrfe guides, to ac
ecrnjur.y Mm. Colonel Hernandez says
ommunicatlon is maintained with Gen
eral Ccmcs and with points along the
Ma.l TT" . 1. 1. . i . ,
.tiuiii tnew -ne nas a, general
Idea cf the Cuban fortes, outside of
those with General Garcia at Bayamo.
He estlr.wtes that there are 12,000
men, all of them.well armed, east of La
Trocha, and constituting the forces In
the eastern division of the island, under
Garcia. He estimates General Gomez'
Immediate command at about 3,000, with
6,l;00 men scattered at various points.
Jn all there are, according to the esti
mates of General Collazo and Colonel
Hernandez, about 20,000 to 23.CP0 troops
actually in the field. It is understood
that the purpose of the present visit cf
Garcla's oflicsrs is to nive that general's
assurance to the authorities here of hln
desire to give every possible co-operation
to the Ami rican movements. Sim
ilar assurances have come from General
Gcmez and have been presented by Sec
TKOOI'S AT TAMPA OKBAMZKI).
F!rt to land on Cuban Moll Will Pro ably
II the Iteulan.
Tarr.ra, Fla.. May 27. The fcrmatlr.n
cf all the repular ami volunteer troops
massed in Florida into corps, divisions
end brigades was completed yesterday
in a general order issued by Major Gen
eral Shafter, commanding tha Fifth
arn-y corps. The Fifth corps, which
will probably be the first to lar.d or.
Cubtn soli, is made v.p entirely f regu
lar troops with the exception of two
regiments f volunteers at Lake lar.d
Seventy-first New York and Second
itarKic husc its. This ccrrs also em
braces the cavalry division composed
cf the First an!? Tenth reglmcr.fa nt
I.nkeland, and the Third. Sixth and
Ninth ot Tampa, under command of
Mr.j. Gen. Joseph Wheeler: the artMlery
brigade under commard of Llcutfnnnt
W. F. Randolph, and the signal corps,
in all nearly 1S.OC0 men. The Seventh
corps. und.T cemmnrd cf Maj' r Gcnr-ral
fitzhugh I.ce, cn-.braeeg all ihe volun
teer trooj at Tampa, five reslmer.ts,
and the troops at Jacksonville, or be
tween S.0O0 and S.0C0 men.
General I.re's division Is tfcade uo as
follows: First division. Brifredier Gen
eral H. H. Hawkins, United States vol
unteers, commanding First brigade.
Colonel Charles Anthony. Third Ohio
volunteer infantry, commanding Third
Ohio volunteer iisfhntry. Fifth Ohio
volunteer Infantry. Second Georgia In
fantry. Second brlaJf, Colonel Will
lam McGuerry. TMVtHSsecond Michigan
volunteer Infantry, commanding Thirty-second
Michigan volunteer infantry.
First Florida volunteer infantry.
Second divisir.n, RrlgaJior General A.
S. Burt, I'nited States volunteers, com
mandingThe First brigade, to be com
manded by the senior colonel Seconu
Illinois volunteer infantry. First North
Carolina volunteer infantry. Second
brigade. Colonel D. V. Jackson, Fiftieth
Iowa volunteer Infantry, commanding
Fiftieth Iowa volunteer Infantry, First
Wisconsin volunteer Infantry.
The Naval Reserve.
The Naval Reserves leave for Clii-
cairo at U o'clock tomorrow morn in ;
Thence tliev go through to Kev West
The naval recruiting station at Mo-
line has lwcn closed, the government
examiners having secured the quota
ot loll tars. Lieut. I'ommaiKlcr Haw
lew. I. S. X., w ho left last, night for
IJuincr, appointed John II. l'orter
commanding the 2nd battalion, to
rank as lieutenant, and F. V. Hunt
commanding the 1st division, to rank
as lieutenant, junior grade. One of
the recruiting oflieers said that the
sailors, manv of whom are Rock Isl
anders, will go direct to Tampa. Fla..
where they will be separated and
assigned to vacancies on the tps.
Drowned In a Colliery.
Tottsville. fa.. May 27. Word
reached here this morning that while
the miners were working in Kaska
William colliery, a larc IkhI v of water
was struck and six arc supposed to
have lieeu drowned.
Killed In a Powder KxploKion.
Hazardvillc. Conn.. Mav '27. An
explosion occurred at the works of the
llazamville lewder company tins
morning. Two men are reorted
The Clamlc Oaks Stakes.
london. Mav 27. The Duke of
Portland's Airs anil (Jraees bv a 108 to
one shot won the Classic Oaks stakes
at Kpsom today.
are they while suffering from kidney
diseases are prejudiced against all
advertised remedies. I hev should
know that Foley's Kidnev Cure is not
arinack remedy, but an honest guar
anteed medicine for kidnev and blad
der troubles. T. H. Thomas sells it
Uewey Day In kanui City.
Kansas Citv, Mav 27. Thirty
thousand people, including 1J,(KXJ
school children carrying Hags, pa
raded today in celebration of the vic
tory of Manila. The council desig
nated it Dewey day.
For that tired feeling vou must en-
, rich and purify your blood. Hood's
Sarsapanlla is the medicine you need.
Said To Be Engaging the Atten
tion of the Statesmen
WAE IS OF HO PE0PIT TO SPAHT.
w Foreign Mialster to Find a Way to
Take the Initiative Meanwhile the
fablnet Ii Preparing a Note to the Pow
ers and the Cadiz Fleet I I.enruinr
Bow to Shoot His ft u lot Sangulue Cu
ban at Pari. '.
London, . May 27. The Madrid" corre
spondent of The Times says: "The
dominant rote of public opinion here is
a desire to find some way to hon
orable peace, as Spain has
nothing to gain by art Indef
inite prolongation of TinstlJiiAns. All
Idea that France will intervene, how
ever. Is now abandoned, and hopes are
fixed upon the pest.lbllity that the duke
of Aimodovar de Kio. the new minister
of foreign a!Talr3, will find some fitting
occasion on which to take the Initia
The Madrid correspondent of The
Daily Mail says: "The political outlook
is brighter, and the ministerialists be
lieve that a cabinet crisis can be
averted. Captain Aunon, minister of
marine, declared in the ccrtes yesterday
that when hi opportunity presented It
self the cabinet would not fall to do it3
best to bring about an honorable
Complains Aunt Onr Proceeding.
Madrid. Mavfi7. In tha chnml.e tt
deputies Senor tassel, director of Thu
Impartial, denounced tho alleged acts
of some of tha.' American warships aa
being contrary to International Jaw. He
also moved that a pension be granted
to the family of thecaptaln of the Relna
Maria Christina, who perished at Cavite.
The minister of marine. Captain Aunon,
accepted the proposition. In the senate
Count Almenas opened the question of
privateering. "In view of the American
proceedings." The minister for foreign
an airs, Duke Almodovar de Kio, said
the matter was Inopportune and could
not be debated. Count Almenas, how
ever, insisted, but the president of the
senate refused to allow the discussion
Preparing a Note to the Powers.
. According to El Epooa. the Conserva
tive organ, the cabinet council yester
day, the queen regent presiding, dis
cussed three points in the proposed
note to the powers Tho manner of the
bombardments by the American squad
ron; the alleged uea of the Spanish flaft
by the Americans at Ouantanatr.o, and
the cutting of international cabloa by
the Americans. PuKe Almodovar de
Itlo conferred until a lata hour laet
evening with 9enor Leon y Castillo, the
Spanish ambassador to France.
DON'S TKY TIIKlIt .KKAT GUN'S.
Crntser at Cadiz Goes Out to Prartlee
with "Exrcllent IteHiitts."
Madrid, May 17. News from Cadiz de
scribes the trial of the artillery of the
armored cruiser Emperado Carlos Quln-
to. All the warships at Cadiz have steam
up constantly, and early Wednesday
the Emperador Carlos Quinto left the
harbor, carrying a commission of ex
perts consisting cf General Jarome.
chief of the arsenal: Colonel Sanchez,
chief of artillery: Colonel Alonzo, chief
of engineeas, the captain of the port and
other members of the technical staff.
Thrae shots were fired from the 28-
centimetre gun, which is mounted In a
protected turret with electric and hand
firing mechanism, the Emperodor Car
los Quinto being theenly Spanish warship
furnished with these improvements.
The trials were made by hand, one shot
horizontal, the others to the port and
starboard at from 15 to 20 degrees, with
excellent results. Fhots were also fired
from the 10 and 14 centimetre guns, from
the 67 millimetre guns and from
a 87 millimetre mltrlalii-use. all
with excellent rcsuHs. Further trials
were suspended owing to the foulweath
er and the Emperador Carlos Quinto
returned to Cadiz.
Says We'll Ilare Havana In a Week.
licndon. May 27. The Paris corre
spondent of The Daily Telegraph re
ports an Interview he has had with Dr.
Eetances, representative of the Cuban
republican government in Paris. Dr.
Betanccs expresses the firm conviction
that the war will be over eooner than
Is thought in Europe. "The Americans,"
he says, "will experience no difficulty in
landing troops, who will at once he
Joined by Insurgents, who are much
stronger than Is generally supposed. Nor
Is there any doubt tjiat Rear Admiral
Sampson will strike a heay blow short
ly. The insurgents would rather accept
annexation by the I'nited States than
the autonomy which Spain would grant
Before another Wf :k the Amt ricanswlll
I masters of Havana and firmly estab
lished in Cuba."
Spain Itnys a New Ship.
London. May 2T. A di&paHh to Th
Dally Telegraph from Hamburg says
the North German I.iojd steamship
Havel has been sold to the Spanish
Compania Trans-Atlantica, and has
gore to Barcelona.
Srfre oh the Diamond. -I
Chicago, May Records at base
hall made by League clubs yesterday
were: At Cincinnati Nw Y;rk 6. Cin
cinnati 12: at Iulsville r.oston 11,
Louisville 3; at Pt. Lcuis Prooklyn I,
Ft. Louis 2; at Pittsburg--TVaMiinfrtnn
1. Pittsrunr T: at Chicago Philadelphia
1. Chicago 7; at Cleveland Italtimcre ,
Western Lcacue: At Detroit Omaha
1. Detroit 5: at Columbus Pt. Paul 4,
Columbus 8: at Indianapolis Minneap
olis 4. Indianapolis 8; at Milwaukee-
Kansas City S, Milwaukee i.
Strike or Foreign LalMrrr
Lebar.on. Pa.. May 27. The feelirg of
unrest among the foreien laborers of
the Bird Clcman and North Cornwall
i Iron furnaces of the Larkawanna Iron
i and Steel coaJuanj". ot crantcn. as-
sumed a critical aspect yesterday. The
American workmen were driven away
Wednesday by the foreigners, because
they refused to Join the strikers In their
demands for higher pay. Yesterday the
company's managers called upon the
sheriff for aid. and twelve deputies were
worn In and armed.
IN THE CAVE OF THE W1HDS.
It I Possible That the War Revenue Fill!
May Get Lost.
Washington, May 27. No substantial
progress was made by the senate yes
terday towards the disposition of the
war revenue .measure, although it was
under consideration for three hours.
The whole time w as taken up in speeches.
Whlta of California drew out the fact
that an amendment was to be offered
to the bill by Gorman placing a tax of
of -one-half of 1 per cent, on certain
large corporations. Teer had not con
cluded nis argument when the bill was
laid aside' in order that eulogies' might
b pronounced upon the late Senator
Walthall, of Mississippi.
In a long session yesterday the hause
passed' few bills, but the discussion in
volved a wide range of subjects. There
was a brush over dviL. srvioe reform,
long speeches from Shafroth-and Grow
upon the kfiee coinage of silver and
greenbacks as legal tenders, nmd the
pending internal revenue bill did not
reach a vote.
OmRhn Show To He Open Sundays. '
Omaha, May 27. Hy a vote of 24 to
12 the directors of the Trans-Missleslppl
exposition have decided to feap open
the gates of the exposition on Sunday
from 1 p. m. to W p. m. In deference to.
the wishes cf some of the religious peo
ple in Omaha and elsewhere It was de
cided after a long debate to close during
the forenoon. It nan suggested that the
midway should be closed, but that was
Mrlklw Miner Iteturn tu Work.
fpr'.ngftelU, Ills.. May 27. Tlw strik
ing miners at th-j Taylorvrlle Coal com
pany's shaft returned to woik yester
day morning, the differences existing
between them and their empiovers hav
ing been adjusted by mutual conces
Klondike Pnrly Iirowned.
Nashua, N. II., May 27. Information
received at the Armenian colony her;;
shows that an entire Klondike party ot
seven men from this city and Haverhill.
Mass., were drowned by the breakjng of
the Ice In Frazlnr lake on May 2.
Amalgamated AsMofint ion.
Cincinnati, May 27. The Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Pteel Workers
yesterday heard the reports of commit
tees and discussed the wage scale, but
ho conclusion was reached.
t Delicato Instrnmcntn.
Somo of tho delicate instruments in
tho Toronto luagnctis oLservatory in
tended to measure, lluctuatious iu tho
earth's uiagnetigiu have bocu groatly
disturbed Ij tho electric currents Mow
ing through the earth from the odjuccut
trolley lines. Accordingly these instru
ments are to be removed to a point nine
miles from the city and two miles from
any possible trolley route. Tho records
of the Toronto observatory date Lack
mora thnu half a century and are tha
most valuable of their kind ever obtain
ed ou this continent.
We are building business on the great and strong power of
"Good Goods" at Low Prices, Our line of Men's
Fine all wool Suits at
Are made by the bc-t tailors, trimmed in the best manner, and
fits as good as any tailor nude suit. Our S10.G0 suits are fully
as good as those that are sold for $ I J.JO to $15.00 in other cloth
ing s ores Call and see this line. It will surprise you.
We glfe a Scientific Box Kite free with every boy's suit. Your boy
can have great sport with this kite.
Argus to be Instrumental in
THE ASSURANCE THAT IT IS DESIRED. ?
Committee Composed of H. A.
D. B. Shaw
RUOVISlOXS will lie sent to Com
pany A at Camp Aljjer. The
.urMise of sendinjr relief was
undertaken by The A mils this morn
iu. which called to its assistance the
former members of the lloduiau Hille
ci mi th ivy, Capt. llu;h A. Mtlkfliahl,
Ment.. . K. Unjilit and Hun,, it.
Shaw. These jcntlenieii all cheer
fully tud enthusiastically entered into
the enterjtrisiv and by noon Ihe plans
were well under way, attended by the
most irratifyiii; encouragement on
The Aiturs of yesterday, alter pulv
li.shin several communications
from Camp Aljjer indiatin that the
boys were not farinr as they should,
stated its determination to investi
gate the situation further, and then to
become instrumental in providing re
lief, if desirable. Willi this end in
view a telegram was sent to Capt.
McCotiochie, of Company A. durinjr
the iiiornin;askin";as to the propriety
of sending provisions from Kock Isl
and to the camp for Company A. In
the evening the followin; reply ante:
Washington. I). C, May 2(5. Edi
tor of The Kock Island Aitur: Pro
visions would Ik; very acceptable. All
are well in company.
William II. M'Cxo hie.
The modest manner in which Capt.
MoConochie has referred to the situa
tion will meet with as hearty a re
sxmse as if it had lieen an apeal for
food. It indicates that the reMrts
which have ltoeii comiiifj out from
Camp A!;jer for some time are not over
draw n. 'J'he boys need ls-tter food and
will ;ret it. A inoiiilH'r of the Mon
mouth company writing home to his
parents. sc:tks more plainly than
any of Company A has. and affords an
idea of the fare in the following. "Our
fare on the train was corned ltccf.
canned lieans and hardtack, with
eolTce, the first day; for the sec
ond we had the same without the
Sending Relief to Company A
J. McDonald. S. R. Wright and
beans, and the next without tha
..,,..l l.f ...I ....nr.... .. ' V
ui m-ii nil iiiitt OMIIT. m - UUI
breakfast, dinner and supixT" vester- !
dav was hardtack and water."
Myron Jordan, editor yf the Molina
Republican-Journal. uVo i a memlier
of Company P. of that city, writing
back to ins paH-r. t-pcaks of bread as
a luxury in camp in the followiug:
Ihis evening, bread aiHs-aivd
camp. It-was warmly welcomed, as
no bread had been seen bv the sol
diers since last Tuesday. The camp
is lieiujj gradually restored to fitld.
rations. Some feel, however, that it
is too jrradual."
HATER AMI FHH INADEOt ATK.
lutyn llrlac Subjected lot IClRonins Hun
The Philadelphia Press has the fol
lowing in a recent issue in regard to
Camp Aljjer. w hicli shows that there
are others who think the treatment of
the men. who have voluntarily left
their homes to ;o the defense of tho
fla;;. is not aliove reproach: Tho
volunteer officers, all of whom have
had eM'iiciice in camp life and in
the selection of camps, cannot under
stand why this particular site was
selected, when thorn are other points
where the two jjreat needs of a camp,
water and fuel, are in abundance and
w hen; tr:insMirtat ion is not a matter
f iiiule-killin over muddy roads.
The officers are too well informed as
to their duties and too loyal to the
war department to make public utter
ance of their complaints, but the reg
ular army oflieers who selected tho
camp would hear much tu their en
lightenment if they cplestioned the
ollicers of the troops now suffering
fur even drinking and ciMikhig water,
let alone water for bathing puriscs.
faniaiifmarjr ArrauRrmenta Faulty.
The commissary arrangements
have Ih-cii inadcipiate. and the Volun
teers are being subjected to a rigor-
CoDtioued on Fifth Vko.