The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, March 30, 1905
Word was received Wednesday from HARLEY C. CHAMBERS and his friend AL D. ANDERSON who are enlisted in Co. C. 6th U.S. Infantry and who have been on the waters for the past month, have arrived safely in Manilla, Philippine Islands. They are returning to the islands for another two years service in the regular army.
HARLEY C. CHAMBERS is a Melrose boy having been raised four miles north of this place. He is a son of MR. and MRS. CLUM CHAMBERS, now of Bussey and a brother to MRS. JOHN H. ALLEN and MRS. CLAUDE M. GATES. The boys both have fine war records and MR. CHAMBERS has served four years in the regular service and before many months expects to be promoted to the office of Commissioner of the Scouts, which is a high office and is only given to worthy soldiers.