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ANXIETY to obtain/a : list •of ..the :
losses ; in ; the two tI/ivx' fighting
at Santiago Ib so g>-/i;er;ii : iiv. -the' ■
military ; camps 1 , that the : Vat tie ;
and its probable results. feoin'fiti
tute the chief : topic of; comment. {in
the talk yesterday several loffl^ers' of :
the. T'nitevi Statt\s ariivy and tkio; or
three; veterans-; btioimm- .;.« the/Grand;
Army of the V^epiiiiia '■ expressed yth.e '
opinicm that General ;wa« press,
ing his enthusiast io: trby.ps.a&ii(hist : ..t'h.e ;
Spanish i ntrerichiTiehVs v\v it h. too-
Impetuosity.': ••. Thfs ;" ; judßinent was
formed after readme; imports that the
casualties :of the first day's battle ap-.
proxima t?fl one thousaind. : ■■'.'■ : ■ ■■,/ :."; /■ . . ■'■'■■[
The , general V; ju-.l: wit; .ot '■■ ; m.l.lit£ry'..
men was;.; to:' the; effect that Phivfter,; :
Wheeler, and Kerit,; leaders, 'of
acknowledged;; ability and experience.,,
were in a position t.ft judg? the. 'detnarids;
of the situation. •'; It is taken .'ifito ac-:
count that the leaders! of the.AnVerican
army at Santiago, although aggressive
men, are not rash • youngsters . imbued .
"with the notion that they : must -obtain'
military glory at any sacrifice o.f life. •'■'.:
The Union I and Confederate veterans :
who possess reeollecttons of Vicksburg,
Atlanta, Gettysburg arid Ppottsy.ivania
fully understand that intrenched j post- :
tlons fairly well defended, cannot be :
carried by an assaulting column: with
out considerable loss ; to the assailants.
The percentage of losses In General
Bhafter's army does not • Indicate that
he Is reckless in .; attacking, . the ' ; in
trenched Spaniards. .The.- point is ad
vanced that It is better to take the
chances of .loss In battle than remain
inactive in the presence of the enemy.
The notion that Shafter is driving
ahead to gain military laurels for him-,
pelf before others got to .the. front is
not entertain. :■ by officers of the First
United States . Infantry -..who served
under the general for many years. They
regard him as a man; of energy and
great firmness of character, who Is
balanced with a good .Reserve, of com
mon sense. .'■••.■ ■'.•'■•.'• Z-' ■.".■■" ■ ..-.;.
The board of survey .-appointed by
Brigadier Genera.l King: has " not yet
condemned the uniforms ■ furnished the
men of the. First. Tennessee Infantry
for the b ifflcierit; reason that
a board of survey cannot •condemn any
;thing:;■-":_:..•;thing:;■-":_:..•; ~ ■•■•^••; v:;.' '■::.'■/,-••••:•.'■• .- * ■
The board has; gleaned' certain facts
' and arrived at an ■opinion./ These facts
;and;this(ppinii|Qri:.wtH- : be cArii.municated
ral ; King/and the general .
will condemn or not as 'lie-jnay s.ee.flt. ■
:;. .The ...pinion '<J^the lizard ; is short' and
to the point—the uniforms/ Are \ .xvdr.th
less; '-••! '■"■'.":. <•:'.:'*' ■' ' : ..:- "• • : .'"' ;. '. .•'' ■■ i ■••■ - ; •. .
■ ; Pursuit; Q-f.;^.hie : . plan.' '.General
King; yesterday caused ;to be.: igaued to
the board the foUowirig orders:. ' ■.':.•'
: fr/ In compliance with insVr.ucdons. -.frnrn
headfiuarters.lnde-pfi-rid-^rrt. ' iii.r3s'i(Vn,Eifrhth
. Army : Cvtps, the. bbara of siir>ejr-;iristi
tuted In fpec.fal.prd.br ;':X6;:-4.i-'. iv,-rni. -.tli'.-sV.
headquarters,;; will examine fn't'o and.: re
: port upon.' l ?itfQn;.and "quality.: 'of
clothing Issued arrival ' 'in- san
Francisco. -to.:. the T.w,.hti.thV Kansas ■'In
fantry and the recruit^. of ;'.the: First. Ne
braska.'," ; : .'■•;:'-'. V V ':•• 'V.-'. ]r ['■'■»■*,•'■* ■ .'■ -. '. '■. [•■'■•
.The board will report: la. these cases a ;
directed in the Case' of -th^ KlrHt T^nne.s
: see and fix the price at which :&31: &31 such
clothing issuedyt^.:enlist : e<l : ifieri 6f..tae«e
orga nizatlons should b.e..eiiarged' to? them.
An Effort Bojng^ Made to Bring
New York's Regiment to .
.^ Fruitv^Lle... : :'••'•. '.. '
2.— The : indications Tiro' that .Camp. .Rar
rett wilt ! i- In -^xtstehce ;'.. i>-.«-'.ni«- we^ks/
at least;; ami that th>'yETghtJh:- California
■will he re-ri:.f.)rcr"(l orr^ Tnb'r.e -rggi-,
ment., OakJ.an'd:.resiilfrits Var«,-.jnakfnfj'- a
strong effort to; have l^irst-.iN'eWrYdrk
located here; •' and ;.exp.rces\tKenjserves"a-s;
satisfied that they will ■ succeed; ■':".:■'■'.
Then- is plenty of iroom'fbv;atleast"four
regiments where the Eighth California -Is"
located;. and 20,000 men cm: ld : be 'quar
tered in the immediate, vicinJty. The con
ditions here are. Incomparably .superior to
those of Camp Merritt for.a'.milltary sta
tion. The climate, is -warm., the water and
sanitary arrangements .inuch 'better,' and"
there any amount of. -room for drill
purposes, the ground -being . level, .' glean
and hard. : - :.v. / . : .-"..:'. rV' : , '•'':*'
Better than all. it is ; much '• easier to
maintain proper discipline.' Camp Barrett
la kept entirely-free! of the objoctfonable
characters that haunt : Cam p. 'Merritt' day
an.l night, and Colonel' Henshaw la de-;
termlned that ; it shall •CGntiriue.s'o. Offi
cers and men are charmed- with the camp
and any move to transfer the regiment
to San Francisco- will. meet with a storm
of protests.-: -.' - •; - .!-'• " ; '' : ■•'• . -.
There are at' present about -1500 -recruit 5
under Major piggleat Camp Merritt who
must be brought to softie degree of. .proll
Captain G. H. Voss, Commander of Company L, Eighth Califor
nia Regiment. -.".
' ote-ricy before- they can be forwarded to
: 'their, regiments at Manila, and Major
, General Otis could -not plan a wiser move
. : t)';'i.i.\. to' &end' them all over here, who:
• tl t'y. could have entire freedom for drill
■ii mi .would not 'be subjected to the cli
n">a tie. jfe verities they' now endure.
• With' over; 1300 men In camp here there
hag -lint been .a -single case ot illness, and
only few minor cases of stomach trou
ble;, due to a change of diet, which speaks
• y'oliinyes- -for the- health of the camp and
its sanitary conditions. 1 ' '
■-.'fhe-- i...\vs of the desperate fighting at
Santiago, : with the assurance that they
: are'tof.see -service: in Cuba, -has aroused
:. the .boys' of -the Eighth to a wild pitch of
;.en-(n.usia9m.-and.they are impatient at the
."delay. in mustering: them into the service.
-They faii.cy. that ail that is necessary Is "
take :th& oath • prescribed by Uncle Sam
..arid ■they, will be ready to so anywhere or
p«Ffbrni any fluty. ' ■
; But -with" the- officers it is different. Over
: GO per cent of the companies are composed
; x)f.the catrejsit of recruits, and officers real
ize that it will- require -much work to get
: .ths- ni'tjn into anything like effective con
dition.-.While they are as anxious to Bee
■refit service as their men, they appreciate
■■"tile- fact that it would be wisdom to re-,
main right- where they are for at least a
.niont-h, by which time the men would be
Beasohed' and drilled. BOTH
; . In: Colonel Henshaw, Lieutenant Colonel
Garringtori, Majors Forbes and Whitton,
and Lieutenants Smith and Heller it is
admitted, that the Eighth has a field and
■staff that it would be impossible for any
• regiment^ regular or volunteer, to im
prove on, but if is not so generally known
■that the line officers, with hardly an'ex
■ ception,' are as well qualified for their po
sitions'as the others are to fill theirs.
' ' .Colonel Carrington, who, in .his capacity
. as- inspector of the National Guard for
the first three years, and himself a splen
did drillmaster and rigid disciplinarian,
has had every opportunity to fully ac
quaint-himself with 'the ability of every
officer in the Guard, asserts that the
Eighth, has some captains and lieutenants
Who are as ■ proficient as can 'be fo.und
anywhere, and he predicts that given a
month for instruction where it is now
located, the Eighth will be one of the best
"drilled regiments in. the service.
'. Major Shields and his assistants. Lieu
tenants Dudley and Yost, have continued
their examination of the men all day
long, and. to-night finds them with four
full companies— £', ol Oakland; C, of Peta
luma; 1, of Grass Valley, and 11. of Red
ding—still to examine, whereas they had
hoped to complete their work by now.
That their examination has been most
thorough is shown by the fact that not
withstanding all the men passed the pre
liminary examination, eighty-five have
been rejected in the eight companies in
spected so far. Having plenty of appli
cants to- pick from, the examination has
been as rigid as it is In the regular army
in time or peace, a.nd the slightest de
fect has caused the rejection or the men.
• The surgeons will continue their work
•to-morrow and finish by Tuesday, as Cap
tain Murray "Js too much of a patriot to
unit of any such routine work on the
i>Vu.rUi of July that he can prevent.
■ -.Colonel llenshaw has accepted the In
vitation of the Oakland Fourth of July
committee and will parade a -detachment
•from each company. It will be impossible
to. parade the full regiment, as many of
tee men cannot be equipped in time, and
besides they are- not all armed. Colonel
Henshtuv will not consent td his com
.manii presenting an unmilitary appear
-.■an-ce on such- an occasion, bo he will se
lect a detacnment'Of the best drilled and
Equipped men from each company for the
.•: The first accident since Camp- Barrett
was established occurred this afternoon,
.Private Charles E. Evans of Grass Val
ley being the victim. Evans, with several
.comrades, went ov.tr to the tidal canal to
bathe. - The tide was not out and the
water was quite shallow. . Evans stepped
on to- a spring board and dove into aoout
uijSh-teen Indies of- water, striking his head
-With great force on -me bottom of the
.canal. : T.he shock rendered him uncon
scious, " but- his comrades carried him
ashore, while a messenger was dispatched
to thes.fegimental hospital for a .stretcher.
Evans ■ regained consciousness before he
reached tie hospital, but his entire body
"from the. shoulders down was paralyzed'
Surgeon .Fitzgibbon of the San Francisco
. Receiving Hospital; who is on temporary
'duty 'with the regiment, made an exami
nation, ".and later the three' regimental eur
georin were summoned.
■: If.was lir'st thougtu that Evans had sus
tained a fracture or dislocation ol the
.Vertebra,' but toward morning be rallied
Somewhat £nd the- surgeons nope his in
juries will not prove serious. He was re
moved; to the County Hospital and his
■parents sent. for.
/.-The regimental Burgeons examined "63
ihfcn to-day, of whom 28 wejre rejected. \
'.' Private .Fisher of Company I is limping
around -with' a badly bruised' toe.' The
: 'high.t- of ' the. big blow one of the men in
.'FiSIiL-r's'tent was ordered by the corporal
So. drive down the tent pegs, which were
•woriki'ng loose. Fisher was asleep next to
the- •all,- with one .'foot sticking out from
urid.tV t)ie tent." The other mistook it for
a -.tent- peg. — as '-he . told the corporal
. ter-.vard^-rhe. drove il clear "out of sight.
■Among th.<- visitors to Camp Barrett to
day: we re 'Judge Angellotti and Mr. and
Mrs.. "W.. B. Bradford of San Rafael, who
had. heard that ttie boys from that town'
were without food and came down" to help
them out. Captain Elliott was delighted
to welcome his visitors, but laughed when
.h.e; learned tjleir. mission. Captain Elliott
is -a thorough soldier and has got his com
pany in such smooth working order that
•already -he has provisions to sell to the
quartermaster. This can be done and the
money thus gained is used for food not
•Included in the army rations. ■
Captain Benjamin Johnson Is
Ordered to Report to Gen
eral Shafter for Duty.
Captain Benjamin Johnson, assistant
quartermaster, of volunteers, has been re
lieved, from duty at the headquarters of
the*. Department ' of California, . and has
been ordered to report, via Tampa, Fla.,
to Major General Shafter in the field be
fore Santiago.
Second Lieutenant H. li. "U'althal and
the enlisted men constituting the recruit
ing party for the Second Battalion of Cali
fornia Volunteer Infantry are relieved
from that duty and will join their respec
tive stations.
Captain Martin is recruiting for the sig
nal corps, part of which sailed for Manila
on the last expedition. His office is in
room 223, Phelan building.
Lieutenant Skerrett, recruiting officer
for the Third United States Artillery,
whose oflice is located in room 231, Phelan
building, Is enlisting from eight to ten re
cruits a day. There is room for 200 more
recruits in this regiment.
The following named organizations from
the Department of California are desig
nated to participate in the ceremonies in
this city attendant upon the celebration
of- American Independence on Monday,
July 4:
Fourth U. S. Cavalry— Band and Troop
B, from the Presidio, under command of
First Lieutenant John M. Neall, as escort
to grand marshal.
First Washington Volunteer Infantry-
Major and four companies from the Pre
sidio, major and four companies from An
gel Island, under command of Lieutenant
Colonel W. J. Fife.
First and Second Battalions California
Volunteer Infantry— Companies B, D. E
and H from the Presidio, under command
of a major of that regiment to be desig
nated by the post commander.
Lieutenant Colonel Louis T. Morris,
Fourth Cavalry, is designated to com
mand the United States regular and vol
unteer forces of the Department of Cali
fornia participating.
All troops will be fully armed, in field
dress, with haversacks and canteens only,
and will be formed on Fremont street
right resting on Market street, and the
commanding officers of the several bat
talions will report to Lieutenant Colonel
Morris at intersection of Fremont and
Market streets not later than 9:45 a. m.
The Troops at the Presidio Will
Sail With the Next Expedi-
tion for Manila.
The troops of the Fourth United States
Cavalry now at the Presidio will sail for
Manila with the next expedition, accord
ing to the statement of two well-informed
officers at Camp Merritt, who say that
verbal orders have been issued to have
their forces in readiness.
It was at first intended to ship fifty
horses for each of Fix troops, but this
number has been cut down to thirty
horses to each troop. These horses, with
ISO mules, will bo transported in the ship
Tacoma. The transportation of animals
for such a long distance is an experiment
the result of which will be awaited with
a go* Lit al of interest, as it will determine
whether any more horses and mules will
be sent to Manila.
Battery A, Wyoming Volunteers, known
as the Alger Light Artillery, and the re
cruits for the Utah Light Artillery have
been assigned to the First Brigade at
Camp Merritt.
Bad Bacon and Chinese Uni
forms Issued to the Men
The board of survey that condemned
.the Chinese made uniforms of the First
Tennessee -will also pass upon those of
the Twentieth Kansas and the recruits of
the First Nebraska. The board will de
termine the value of the uniforms, which
were a make-shift, rushed through only
to uniform the regiments temporarily, as
the- men were so badly in need of clothes,
that they could not wait until the regula
tion material could be secured.
Captain Charles E. Pierce, chaplain. XT.
S. A., who has been assigned to General
Miller's brigade, reported for duty yes
terday. Captain Pierce Is a regular army
chaplain, and has been in the army for
twelve years. He came here directly
from Fort Apache. He has just this week
had conferred ' upon him, by St. John's
Captain Bush, the Leader of Napa's Crack Company in the
Eighth Regiment.
College at Annapolis, Md., the degree of
doctor of divinity.
More bad bacon found its way Into
camp yesterday. The Fifty-first lowa and
First South Dakota got a thousand
pounds each of the stuff and Immediately
condemned it. It was worm eaten and In
the last stages of decay, and would have
sent half of the men of the two rejjiments
to the hospital. '
Springfield rifles of the model of 18S4, 1000
brown canvas suits, underclothing and
hats were Issued yesterday to the men of
the Fifty-first lowa. "*
Hrigadior General Otis has issued to the
regiments of his command a circular let
ter stating that bis recent orders regulat
ing tho number of daily passes from camp I
shall not be held to conflict with the or- i
dera issued Borne weeks ago from Division
Headquarters allowing soldiers to attend
church on Sunday.
A squad of men under command or Ser
geant McGillis attended confession last
evening at the C. T. S. tent and will at
tend mass there this morning.
Fifteen vacancies remain in the ranks
of the First Smith Dakota. Recruits i
should communicate with Ad.lut.int Lien. |
Major Howard. First South Dakota, has
been detailed by Colonel Frost as instruc
tor of the guard.
Chinese-Made Uniforms.
Tho investigation by the Labor Com-
missioner into the matter of Chinese mak
ing uniforms for Uncle Sam's soldiers was
to have been resumed yesterday, but it
was postponed until after the Fourth.
Mr. Fitzgerald has exhibited the blue
shirts taken from the Chinese establish
ment to a number of experts on clothing
and they have stated that the material
has practically no commercial value. It
Is made of some shoddy stuff and the
selvage is pressed In instead of being
woven. One good wetting would render
the garment unfit for wear. The way the
shirt is put together is slovenly in the
extreme, and those who saw it say it
would fall to pieces with little or no wear.
The Labor Commissioner will give the
shirt a special mention in his next re
The Young Lieutenant- of Com-
pany D, Eighth California,
Now Ful'y Equipped.
Lieutenant Cyrus Knapp Meggett of
Company D, Eighth Regiment of Volun
teers, was yesterday presented with a
beautiful sword by the attaches of the
Attorney General's office and his friends
I. H. Polk and Raleigh P. Hooe. The
young gentleman has been connected with
the Attorney General's office for many
Captain M. W, Simpson, Who Will Lead Company G, Eighth
California Regiment, to Deeds of Glory.
years and has made a host of friends.
Had it not been for the breaking out of
the war and his belief that he should
give his services to his country he would
no doubt before long have made his mark
in the legal profession. Lieutenant Meg
gett comes from one of the oldest South
ern families, and his friends know that
If he is called Into action he will be a
credit to his country. Several years ago
he entered the militia and by active work
and study of the rules of war and tac
tics he became one of the favorite offi
cers. He has held positions in the guard
for several years.
I-ike many another young soldier, he
was a little impatient because his com
pany was not called into active service,
but upon the formation of the new regi
ment ne was one of the first to cast aside
his citizen's clothes and put on his uni
form. L.i«utenant Meggett is now sta
tioned nt Camp Barrett. Yesterday,
while visiting for a few minutes in the of
fice where he had been so long, he was
surprised by the presentation of the
sword. The presentation was made by
Assistant Attorney General Anderson in
a few appropriate remarks, which were
seconded by a little fatherly advice of
Attorney General Fitzgerald.
Reading-Room at Camp Miller
The Catholic Truth Society has erected
| a tent, 25x50 foot, at Camp Miller, Pre-
I sidio, for a reading and writing room for
! the soldiers. It has a good lloor and is
j supplied with benches, chairs, tables, sta
tionery, literature and lamps. Several
ladies are in attendance during the day
and evening. The soldiers greatly appre-
I ciate this reading tent, which is being well
patronized. It is an accommodation that
was much needed, and it will do a great
deal of good.
Berkeley Fraternity Men En
tertain lowa and Kansas
Twelve officers of the Kansas and lowa
regiments woo are college graduates and
members of the Phi Delta Theta Frater
nity were entertained yesterday after
noon and evening at Locks! ey Hall in
Belvedere by C. O. Perry. A large party
of California members of the fraternity
and their friends assisted in the enter
tainment. Colonel Frederick Funston
and three other Kansas officers consti
tute the representatives of the fraternity
among the Kansas troops. Captain J. W.
Clarke and nine others are the quota of
the Phi Delta Thetas in the lowa regi
The afternoon was devoted to a view of
Belvedere. An excellent view of the har-
bor and its defenses Is seen frorr. Cc ve
randa of Locksley Hall. The veteran sol
diers were wonderstruck with the scene.
An elaborate dinner was served on the
east porch of Locksley Hall in the even
ing. The California Quartet, which is
composed of Messrs. Mcßain, Wendell,
Gage and Dr. Smith, rendered during the
evening several songs, including "March
ing On" and 'Tenting on the Old Camp
Ground." Mrs. Beatrice Priest Fine sans
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and
"The Star-spangk-d Banner." Both chor
uses were joined by the assemblage.
C. O. Perry, the host of Locksley Hall,
acted as toastmastfr, and in words of
welcome told his brother Phis that all the
doors of Locksley Hall wore always open
to the fraternity. In the absence of
Colonel Funstnn, who was detained at
camp. Mr. Perry proposed the toast, "The
Gallant Colonel Funston and the Kansas
Phis." It was responded to by Lieuten
ant E. L. Glasgow of Company M, who
told of the battles in Cuba in which
Colonel Funston had fought and how he
was greatly beloved by his men. Captain
H. P. Williams, the chaplain of the lowa
regiment, followed in a witty response to
the toast, "The lowa Phis in the Army."
Colonel J. C. Currier responded to the
toast, '.'The Boys of 'Cl." Lieutenant
Colonel' F. de L. Carrington's toast was
the "Regular Army." He paid a high
tribute to General Shafter and expressed
the hope that the battle then raging
around Santiago might prove a speedy
victory for the boys In blue. William Nat
Friend responded" to the toast, "The
Greatest Josh of tho Evening. Lieuten
ant Seckler's toast was "Kansas and the
Potato Crop." Lieutenant Hearne tried
to respond to the toast, "The Ladies,"
but had to call in his brother officer. Cap
tain Clarke, to assist htm. Lieutenant
Seckler was voted the hero of the even
ing. When the guests sat down to din
ner one young lady was absent. Lieuten
ant Glasgow reported all the Kansas
troops present, bat Captain Clarke found
one missing from the lowa regiment.
Later Lieutenant Seckler appeared with
the absentee. He reported a Spanish spy
captured. The spy declined to be ex
At the close of the repast three cheers
were given for the army .and navy and
the President of the United States. The
party returned to San Francisco in
The invited fraternity men from the
•Twentieth Kansas regiment included:
Colonel Frederick Funstnn, Kansas Alpha,
'92; First Lieutenant E. L. Glasgow. Company
M, Kansas Alpha, '90; Second Lieutenant E.
11. Agnew, Company M, Kansas Alpha, '97;
Second Lieutenant H. 11. Pickles, Company C,
Kansas Alpha, '9S. The Phi Delta Theta sol
diers from the luwa Regiment included Cap
tain J W. Clarke, Company M, lowa Alpha. '92;
Chaplain H. P. Williams, Inwa Btate, '35; Lieu
tenant David S. Fairchlld Jr., regimental as
sistant surgeon, lowa State. '1)4; Lieutenant W.
H. French, Company M, [owa Alpln. '93; Lieu
tenant W. C. M.T.tzi r, Company D, Nebraska
Alpha, '95: Lieutenant Edward \v. Hearne,
Company F, lowa Wesleyan, '94: Corporal J.
A. Randall. Company F, lowa Wesleyan, '99;
Dr. William G. Hickn. hospital corps, lowa
Beta, '97; C. O. Hoober, Company M. lowa Alpha,
'99. The military guests from without the fra
ternity included Colonel J. C. Currier of the
National Guard and Lieutenant Colonel F. de
L. Carrington of the Klghth California United
States Volunteers. Others present included Mr.
and Mrs. Bte&r M. Wilson. Mrs. A. Tormey,
Mlfs Mary Tormey, Miss May Tormey, Miss
May Weld'on. Miss Ada T. Young. C. O. Perry,
Miss C. Hawxhurst, W. O. Morgan, Miss K.
Blankart. F. M. ParrMls. Mlfs KterulfT, E. F.
Goodyear, Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Tnmpklns. Mr.
and Mrs. Ebenezer Scott. Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Fine. Dr. G. W. Itodolph, Dr. W. O. Spencer,
C. Kdward Holmes. E. Clarence Holmes, H.
W. Stuart. H. A. Boushey, G. A. Kinney. As
sistant Attorney General W. H. Anderson and
"SYililam Nat Friend.
Red Cross Ladies Making Up
for the Neglect, of the Gov-
ALAMEDA, June 30.—,- It were not for
the ladles of the Red Cross Society the
members- of Company G of this city, now
at Camp Barrett, would certainly go hun
CAPTAIN H. L PARTRIDGE, the Commander of the San Jose
Company of the Eighth California Regiment.
gry. It appears that they are not enti
tled to draw rations until mastered into
the service with their full complement,
and as the men have not yet been offi
cially examined they are supposed to pro
vide their own food, or go hungry, so far
as the State or national authorities are
concerned. There are ■some who think
that as the State called them out, the
State should feed them. But no attempt
has been made to do this, and as a result:
they depend for supplies upon the Red
Cross and the fund provided by the City
T. B. Morton, secretary of the Afro-
Amorican League, has issued a patriotic
address to the Afro-Americans of Cali
fornia. The call to arms is in this form:
In all of the military struggles .through
■which our country has passed a high standard
of patriotism has ever been evinced by our
It behooves us of the present day not to allow
that standard, to which we all point with pride,
to be lowered. At the present time this is a
very important matter, and we therefore earn
estly call upon all members of the race, all
Afro-American citizens who have the future
welfare of the race and their country at heart,
to make a thorough canvass of their respective
localities and furnish the names anil addresses
to the delegates or forward the same by mail
to the secretary of the congress of all who will.
aid in forming a California battalion of Afro-
American volunteers to be tendered to the Gov
ernment of the United States in the present
crisis, should our services be accepted by the
It Is the object of the Afrn-American League
to render all the aid in its power to. the mili
tary men of our race who are now making
strenuous efforts in this direction throughout
the State and thereby be in line with our race
In the States of North and South Carolina, Illi
nois Virginia, Massachusetts and Washington.
All names anil addresses of volunteers will
be sent by the congress to the military men of
the race "(ex-l'nited States soldiers), who are
striving energetically to organize companies in
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their respective localities.- .■•• V: . i :•'• •■ ! - .-' ■'■ '■■:.
A' true patriot Is; : a. man wh o willingly car
ries a gun in. defense. :of :hi;s country In tim«
of war and -takes 'an factiv'e. part in. party poli
tics for Justice equality; to. all in the ad
ministration -of. ' governmental /affairs 'In time .
of peace. ".' '■'.'■■■■■': ■■ •'■■■■ "'■%'■'■'.■•'■■■'' ■•. V ■'■ .
This call fs .made;b^.lieving. : that ; the Afro-
Americans" of CiWfornia .will . with that
alacrity ajid l6yal.ty\. which ''.'ire, .have always dis- .
played in- the past.; t'a uphold -.the .honor of "ur '
country's flag' whether : it^e 16nAthe\.fl;ef.d;OfJhat
tie or at. the^fallo-t. b6x. uncheered by
that 'certain -hpii.fr of politiciit ■eleya.tlp.ri: -which
patriotism- Secures to. other, citizens; yet, . who i.
Can say .but that, are- jbuilifins'. better than
we know . for ■. the future: grandeur of- the race
and greatness of- , our' countryY Respectfully, V. '
.. • '. . .:•-.-'•,.. ■'■:,.•'■ / Ti-VKV- MORTON'. ',"
The State: executive council of th;e Afro
. American League. : oE'.:Caltfo.rrila,--jthrpugh-
Dudley •Bebree,-. -V/rcsident, has issued : a
call annoy minis; that 'the. iour'tlV-anriual'
congress- of t'h«-'lfisgu^-: will 1 , convene at
Pasadena • Tuesday, .A.ug;ust. 2, : 1898. .The
chief object; of : the. c.pngi;e.sS>ls'.:t6 devise
a plan- for -forming, a- eloper bond .of union :
aniong •members : of . : t-h-e; race. ..Each
league is .entitled' -.to;.- one. ■ dele.gate '•■■for ■
every twentyTflve rrrernbef . its roll. ■■'•;•'
The call sets. forth: "It -is. : of; -gfsat im
portance that- statistics be.: . secured and
.brought to- the congress.. by. the delegates,
showing- as nearly -.'as.-.-pos/sible'' the race
popuiatio-ri of th:e yariwus: places in which
they Tesirte.' the -number.: of Afrti-Ameri
cans engaged' in .busliieas : pursuits, • their .
various vocations, the : number of proper
ty-owners, the. amount of real and per
sonal property;^- an'd-thie .estimated ■ value
of the same.;, an"d •■•any other facts that
may .be. used' by .the congress '■'historically.
And we especially upo.ri. each league",
that it secure 'awi' furnish its ..delegates
with full- and .information as to ■
the voting strehKt'h ot. the race ..in. its re
spective localities.:- ;-.. ■•;. ;.; ;••.'..■ '■'_■■■ ■.: •.-."■ • ■'.':■. .
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Price 50c at all.-drugtdsts.. Sample sent
free by Smith 8r05., • ."Fresno, Cal. •

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