Mon. 7th. The latest rumor is that a peace conference is being held in Constantinople at present. A sheet of paper is printed here daily & pasted up on the beach for the benefit of the troops, the news it contains is practically about what we are doing & can see; there is practically no news of the fighting in France, & as we are about 3 miles from the beach & my cold is too bad to go in swimming at present, & have no opportunity to read the "Peninsular Press". Received more pills this morning from the Dr. & they seem to be doing my cold good. On duty at 12 oclock. Mylie Edwards is brick to keep the papers up to me as he does every mail.