According to the press dispatches, Congressman Boutelle, of Maine, who has been in a sanatorium for several months, was renominated on the statement of his physician that such action might effect a cure, whereas failure to secure a renomination would probably kill him.
The Philadelphia County Medical Society intends to organize a bureau of information for the use of members of the American Medical Association who pass through Philadelphia en route to and from Atlantic City. The College of Physicians will also extend its courtesies to the members of the Association and has ordered that the library and museum be opened to them.
The Army Ration Increased.
—Troops serving in the recently organized Department of Alaska have had their allowance of bacon, vegetables and sugar considerably increased, the increase being considered necessary on account of the severity of the climate. The change was made by the President, under the authority