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jacksonvilíe, Fia.. June 22.- Frons 20 to 30 members of company E; lst Wisconsin regiment, were taken seriously ill last night. There is every indication that the men are suffering írom the effects of poisoning, caused by eatin.g unwholesome food at dlnner oí supper. Late in the afternon severa', complained of being ill with cramps ir. the stomach, but nothing serious waa thought of the matter. Late at Vtignt they began to vomit incessantly. Maj. Evans, surgeon of the regiment, waa called. He prescribed for the sicl men and partly relieved their suffeMigs. The food is the only cause to whia'1. the illness can be attributed. The mai ate canneö beans, bread, and potatoes . An analysis will be made tomorrow tt determine if the food was affected. Blany Men at Camp Merrltt. San Francisco, Cal., June 22.- With the addition of 300 recruits for Mir.iesota, 150 for Iowa and 100 men of Ihe istor battery, the force of troops at Camp Merritt has b-sen increased to 12,200 men. Early this m.orning o52 recruits from Kansas and Tennessee will arrive, and a number of recrUTti from Iowa and Idaho are expected in the evening. On Thursday 260 men recruited to fil! the Tth California regiment will reach Camp Merritt. Clviltan Fhysicins SI :iy Act. Washington, June 22.- Gen. Miles has issued an order authorizing recruiting officers in the absence of commission medical offlcers or contract surgecHMi to employ civilian physicians to ma examinations of recruits precedinj slistment required by army regula'"} at a compensation of 40 cents foi ch man examined. Kansas Coloren Men to Go. -'r-peka, Kas., June 22.- Gov. Leedy hj announced that two battalions allitted to Kansas under the second cali for volunteers will be recruited from the colored population. The governor has been urged to officer both battalions with co'ored men, but has not yot decided as to this point.


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