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No applicant shall be passed who fails to receive a general average of 70 per cent or more, or who receives less than 65 per cent in any subject, be the examination oral, written, or practical

The numerous questions embraced in each list, together with such original questions as may be formulated by the board, admit of considerable variation, and make it possible to arrange examinations radically different as regards particular questions, but essentially the same in respect to scope and character. It is desirable that the questions be selected indiscriminately in each case, to the end that each applicant undergoing examination may have a different arrangement of questions, even when simultaneous examinations of similar character are being conducted.

The questions to be furnished by the Adjutant General for the use of exainining boards will be taken from Army Regulations, Drill Regulations, Small-arms Firing Regulations, Manual of Guard Duty, Manual for Courts-martial, Fieldservice Regulations, Artillery Circulars, General Orders and Circulars, Manuals of the Staff Departments, and, when practicable, from the following publications, viz, Horses, Saddles, and Bridles-Carter; Manual of Field EngineeringBeach; Organization and Tactics-Wagner.

In addition, such of the following publications as are applicable are recommended for study by persons preparing for examination:

A Treatise on the Military Law of the United States

Davis.
General Orders, No. 100, Adjutant General's Office, 1863.
General Orders, No. 3, Adjutant General's Office, 1892.
Military Topography and Sketching-Root.
Instruction pamphlets issued by the Ordnance Depart-

ment bearing on coast artillery material.
Ordnance and Gunnery-Bruff.
Artillery Notes.
Explosive Materials, Van Nostrand's Science Series, No.

70-Wisser.
The Manufacture of Explosives-Guttmann.
Artillery Circular B.

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Artillery Circulars M and N.
Theory and Practice of Surveying-Johnson.
Engines and Engine Running-Rose.
Handbook of Electrical Machinery and Apparatus of the

United States Seacoast Defenses--War Department pub-
lication.
The Storage Battery-Treadwell.
Lessons in Practical Electricity-Swoope.
Dynamo Electric Machinery-Sylvanus P. Thompson.
Management of Dynamos and Motors — Crocker and

Wheeler.
United States Signal Corps publications.
Staadard Wiring for Electric Light and Power-Cushing.
United States Torpedo Manual.
The Tactics of Coast Defense-Wisser.
International Law-Davis.
General Orders, Nos. 4 and 52, Adjutant General's Office,

1902.
The Service of Security and Information-Wagner.
Instruction pamphlets issued by the Ordnance Depart-

ment bearing on field artillery material. Revised Statutes of the United States and acts of Con

gress. An applicant presenting a diploma from any of the military schools of the United States Army or from the United States Naval Academy shall be excused, if he so desire, from examination in the subjects covered by said diploma, his mark in said subjects being rated at 75 per cent of the maximum.

XIII. All applicants, except for positions as company officers of infantry or coast artillery, will be required to undergo a practical and oral examination in equitation and in equipment of saddle horses, the scope of which will be sufficient to decide upon their ability to accompany a mounted command on ordinary marches, to perform the duties of mounted staff officers, to carry dispatches in the field, and to saddle, unsaddle, and care for a horse in emergencies. This examination will ordinarily be held in connection with the practical examination in drill regulations.

XIV. The board being satisfied as to the moral and physical qualifications of the applicant, will proceed with the mental examination, which will consist of two parts, (1) the elementary examination, and (2) the professional examination. In the elementary examination the board will examine the applicant: 1. In his knowledge of English grammar and his ability

to read, write, and spell with facility and correct

ness.

2. In his knowledge of arithmetic and his ability to apply

its rules to practical questions. 3. In his knowledge of geography, particularly in refer

ence to North America. 4. In his knowledge of the history of the United States. This elementary examination may be waived by the board in case the applicant produces a diploma or certificate of graduation from some educational institution of good repute, or when the board is satisfied from the record of the applicant or other circumstances that he has been sufficiently educated in the subjects mentioned; these modifications in regard to the elementary examination are of special importance in the cases of applicants over 40 years of age.

When the applicant desires that the elementary examination be waived, and the board after deliberation decides to omit it, the mark assigned to each of the four subjects thereof shall be 70 per cent of the maximum.

XV. In the professional examination the subjects will vary with the nature of the position sought by the applicant, as follows:

INFANTRY.

FOR CAPTAINS, FIRST LIEUTENANTS, AND SECOND LIEUTENANTS.

Administration (oral).-Army Regulations and important general orders, in the discretion of the board, special attention being paid to Articles I-XXIII, inclusive, XXXI-XXXIV, inclusive, and Articles XLV, XLVI, LIX, LXI, and LXV.

Drill Regulations (practical).-School of the soldier; school of the company. Extended order: General principles; the squad; the platoon; the company.

Field-serrice Regulations (oral).-Exploration. Protection. Marches. Camps.

Small-arms Firing Regulations (oral).-Theoretical principles. Estimating distances.

Vanual of Guard Duty (oral).-Entire book.
Military lau (oral).- Manual of Courts-martial (official).

Topography (practical).--Making of a topographical map. Map reading.

FOR FIELD OFFICERS.

The examination of applicants for positions as field officers of infantry will be the same as that prescribed for company officers, adding thereto:

Drill Regulations (practical and oral).-School of the battalion. The battalion. The battalion in action. Evolutions of the regiment. The regiment.

Field-service Regulations (oral).-Organization. Field orders, messages, and reports. Food supply. Ammunition supply. Transportation by rail and by water. Rules for field Iercises and maneuvers.

Military law (oral).-The law of war. Civil functions and relations of the military. Instructions for the government of armies of the United States in the field (General Orders, No. 101, A. G. 0., 1863; General Orders, No. 3, A. G. 0., 1892; General Orders, Nos. 4 and 52, A. G. O., 1902).

CAVALRY.

FOR CAPTAINS, FIRST LIEUTENANTS, AND SECOND LIEUTENANTS.

Administration (oral).-Same as for infantry. Drill Regulations (practical).-School of the soldier. School of the trooper. The troop.

Field-service Regulations, Small-arms Firing Regulations, Janual of Guard Duty, military law, and topography.-Same as for infantry.

Hippology (oral).—The cavalry horse: Nomenclature; conformation; examination for soundness; age of horses; endurance of horses. Bits, bitting, and training; saddles; seats; transportation of horses; the horse's foot; stable management; forage.

FOR FIELD OFFICERS,

The examination will be the same as for troop officers, adding thereto:

Drill Regulations (practical and oral).—The squadron, including extended order. The regiment, including extended order. Employment of cavalry.

Field-service Regulations and military law (oral).-Same as for field officers of infantry.

FIELD ARTILLERY.

FOR CAPTAINS, FIRST LIEUTENANTS, AND SECOND LIEUTENANTS.

Administration (oral).-Same as for infantry.

Field Artillery Drill Regulations (practical and oral).School of the soldier, dismounted; school of the cannoneer; the saber and pistol; school of the battery, dismounted; school of the soldier, mounted; horse artillery; school of the driver; school of the battery. Organization of artillery; artillery in the field; cover for field artillery; marches; camps; transportation of artillery; artillery horses; stables and stable duties.

Field-service Regulations, Small-arms Firing Regulations, Manual of Guard Duty, military law, and topography.-Same as for infantry.

Hippology (oral).—The cavalry horse: Nomenclature; conformation; examination for soundness; age of horses; endurance of horses. Bits, bitting, and training; saddles; seats; transportation of horses; the horse's foot; stable management; forage.

FOR FIELD OFFICERS.

The examination will be the same as for battery officers, adding thereto:

Field-service Regulations and military law (oral).-Same as for field officers of infantry.

COAST ARTILLERY.

FOR FIRST LIEUTENANTS AND SECOND LIEUTENANTS. Administration (oral).-Same as for infantry.

Coast Artillery Drill Regulations (oral).-Gunnery; ammunition. Drill: General instructions for drill and practice;

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