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An intelligent officer's servant is told off to cook for the officers of a squadron, and, though he may manage to grill or stew the rations of trek ox after a fashion, to heat up some preserved soup, or even to make some tea or coffee in a camp-kettle, his best efforts do not prove him to be a cordon him. There is a great outcry among some would-be army reformers about the luxury of our officers' manner of life at home. This outcry is little to be justified at any time, even in the most luxu- rious messes ; but certainly on service, and many of our officers manage to see a good deal of ser- vice, the average of plain living is very amply restored, and we think that many fluent reformers would be very loth to live in company with our cavalry officers upon active-service rations for a month. With regard to the rank and file, we rather fancy that, though they have quite sufficient hardships, they are not comparatively quite as badly off as the officers. They have the same cooks as they have had in barracks, and every effort is made to keep them properly supplied. It is the officer's duty to see that his men have all possible supplies, aod^ in the English army, this duty is naost scrupulously performed. With regard to his own wants, he has no one to depend upon but him- self, and he has little spare time in which to think about his comforts. We have said that we will not follow for a Prazosin Minipress considerable time Purchase Minipress the details of each day's work, but we may pass to a great cavalry movement, and Minipress 1mg the trials and losses that it entailed. Again we will not particularise the opera- tion or Minipress Xl the individual corps whose experiences we may cite. As Order Minipress supply dep6ts are to be left be- hind for a time, each horseman takes with him 150 rounds of am- munition, a day's rations for him- self, and a day's forage for his horse. In the squadron carts are two tiays' forage, two days' rations, with some biscuit and groceries. Guns, cavalry, and mounted infantry pour over the vast plains, and, many though they really are, they seem lost in their far-spreading surroundings. Every mile of their advance is watched closely by the enemy's scouts, and at every favourable position they meet Minipress Tablets resistance. Now the crossing of a river has to be secured, Generic Minipress now a kopje must be assailed and cleared, and now batteries must come into action to shell some force that is too strong to be dislodged by dis- mounted men alone. Practically for seventeen days the marching and fighting are continuous, with no respite for man or horse. There is, of course, no shelter at night, and long-continued rain is not uncommon. There can be no issue of rations during most of the time, and none of forage. Fortu- nately for the men, some live stock are captured, and there is I90I.] CAVALRY IN WAR TIME, 251 an ample supply of meat ; but of the other matters that go to make the humblest of meals there is nothing. The wretched horses maintain their existence by the scanty Minipress Xl 5mg grazing Chat they can pick up, and such chance food as good fortune throws in their way. And the results are terrible. After the third day, in one corps 63 horses have knocked up, of which 21 are actually dead, and most of the others will never do another day's soldiering. And at the end of the long-continued trial only 160 horses are available out of 385 that started little more than a fortnight earlier. And why has there been this enormous waste ? The work has been terribly severe, Purchase Minipress Online but this in it- self is insufficient to account for cavalry horses collapsing so com- pletely. There can be no doubt what are the Buy Cheap Minipress real reasons, (i) Our horses are of an indifferent stamp, lacking in breeding, not hardy by nature, and made still more soft and delicate by the treatment which they have received ever since they have been in the ser- vice. (2) In South Africa they never had a reasonably fair chance. They were hurried into the field when they were in the worst possible condition, and were put to the severest toil before they were fit to do anything but the mildest exercise. Even the strongest and hardiest breeds of animals might be excused if they had broker) down under the cir- cumstances. (3) They had ex- ceptional hardships in having Buy Minipress deficient food, and very often an extremely bad water-supply. (4) The weight that they were called upon to carry was excessive. In- cluding food for man and horse, ammunition, cloak, blanket, water- proof Blum Minipress M sheet, arms and saddlery, evfery horse carried about Blum Minipress P 8 stone besides its Minipress Ptsd rider. And it is very difficult to see where this load could be reduced. There is not anything that is not of absolute necessity. Possibly the weight of the saddlery might be lessened, but Buy Minipress Online this is doubtful, for we might then get articles that would not stand the wear and tear of service. There seem to be only two alter- natives ; either we must have a number of spare horses, such as have our present enemies the Boers, or we must have two or three light two - wheeled carts attached to each squadron, which are able Minipress Blum to accompany it wherever it goes, and into which can be put food, forage, blankets, water- proof sheets, &c., such matters as are not immediately necessary, but are required at a halt. And even this last, which may be the most practical solution of the difficulty, has man^ drawbacks —