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Specification 4th—"In that 1st Lieutenant Arthur G. Sharpley,

12th Cavalry, did annoy and pursue the wife of Sergeant Milton Heckert, Troop K, 12th Cavalry, by continually writing and causing to be delivered to her unsigned letters of an improper and insulting character, and by loitering around the house occupied by said wife of Sergeant Milton Heckert, Troop K, 12th Cavalry. This at or near Camp McGrath, Batangas, P. I., between the 15th day of November, 1903, and the 3d day of Decem

ber, 1903." Specification 5th—"In that 1st Lieutenant Arthur G. Sharpley,

12th Cavalry, did make repeated attempts to arrange to meet the wife of Sergeant Milton Heckert, Troop B, 12th Cavalry, without the knowledge or consent of her husband, and with this purpose in view did suggest in letters to said wife of Sergeant Milton Heckert, Troop K, 12th Cavalry, various plans for deceiving her hus. band. This at or near Camp McGrath, Batangas, P. I., between the 15th day of November, 1903, and the 3d

day of December, 1903." Specification 6th—“In that ist Lieutenant Arthur G. Sharpley,

12th Cavalry, did rent or cause to be rented a native shack outside the limits, but in the immediate vicinity of his station, and next door to the dwelling of the wife of Sergeant Milton Heckert, Troop K, 12th Cavalry, this with the intention and purpose of inducing said wife of Sergeant Milton Heckert, Troop K, 12th Cavalry, to enter said shack without the knowledge or consent of her husband. This at or near Camp McGrath, Batangas, P. I., on or about the 25th day of November, 1903."

ADDITIONAL CHARGE. CHARGE. — “Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman,

in violation of the 61st Article of War." Specification—"In that 1st Lieutenant Arthur G. Sharpley,

12th Cavalry, did in a letter to the wife of an enlisted man make disparaging remarks concerning the ladies present in attendance at a garrison party held in the quarters of his brother officer at which 1st Lieutenant Arthur G. Sharpley was a guest, to wit: ‘But last night when some of them tucked up their dress to dance it

looked like they were going to waddle over to the wash.
tab and bend over the washboard. I just thought they
had better watch my Alice.' Also ‘I wish I could just
walk around the room once with Alice on my arm, they
would all die with envy,' or words to that effect. This

at Camp McGrath, Batangas, P. I., November 27, 1903." To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:

To the 1st Specification, “Not guilty.”
To the 2d Specification, "Not guilty.”
To the 3d Specification, "Not guilty.”
To the 4th Specification, "Not guilty."
To the 5th Specification, “Not guilty.”
To the 6th Specification, “Not guilty."
To the CHARGE “Not guilty."

Additional Charge.
To the Specification, “Not guilty.”
To the CHARGE,

*Not guilty.”

FINDINGS. Of the 1st Specification, "Guilty." Of the 2d Specification, "Guilty." Of the 3d Specification, “Guilty.”

Of the 4th Specification, “Guilty, except the words, “and by loitering around the house occupied by said wife of Sergeant Milton Heckert, Troop K, 12th Cavalry;' of the excepted words not guilty." Of the 5th Specification, Guilty.” Of the 6th Specification, Not guilty." Of the CHARGE

“Guilty."

Additional Charge.
Of the Specification, “Guilty.”
Of the CHARGE, "Guilty."

SENTENCE.
And the court does therefore sentence him, 1st Lieutenant
Arthur G. Sharpley, 12th Cavalry, To be dismissed the service
of the United States."

The record of the proceedings of the general court-martial in the foregoing case of 1st Lieutenant Arthur G. Sharpley,

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12th Cavalry, having been submitted to the President, the following are his orders thereon:

WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, April 1, 1904. The proceedings, findings, and sentence in the case of 1st Lieutenant Arthur G. Sharpley, 12th Regiment of Cavalry, are approved, and the sen: tence will be duly executed.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Lieutenant Sharpley ceases to be an officer of the Army from April 4, 1904. BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

Lieutenant General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: W. P. HALL,

Acting Adjutant General.

NO. 64.

WASHINGTON, April 5, 1904. Before a general court-martial which convened at Fort Wayne, Michigan, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 12, Department of the Lakes, January 23, 1904, and of which Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD T. YEATMAN, 27th Infantry, was president, and 1st Lieutenant OLIVER H. DOCKERY, JR., 3d Infantry, was judge advocate, was arraigned and tried

Second Lieutenant Frank Pratt, 1st Infantry.
CHARGE.—“Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman,

in violation of the 61st Article of War."
Specification 1st—"In that Second Lieutenant Frank Pratt,

First United States Infantry, having for value received,
assigned to Arthur Graves, at Manila, P. I., his official
pay account and claim for pay in full against the United
States for the month of April, 1903, which said account
was made and executed by him in due manner and form,
did, nevertheless, for a valuable consideration, assign
to First Lieutenant T. J. Fealy, First United States
Infantry, another and second pay account and claim of
the same nature and form, and for the same amount and
period, he, the said Lieutenant Frank Pratt, well know.
ing at the time he made such assignment that the second
account and claim was false and fraudulent. This on
board the U. S. A. T. ‘Logan,' at sea, en route from
Manila, P. I., to San Francisco, California, on or about

the fifteenth day of April, 1903." Specification 2d—“In that Second Lieutenant Frank Pratt,

First United States Infantry, having made and executed in due form bis certain pay account as an officer in the Army for the month of April, 1903, and baving duly assigned the said account to Arthur Graves, thereby parting with all title and interest therein, and without having redeemed the same, and while it remained in full force and effect, did falsely certify with his official signature to the correctness of another official pay ac. count, for the pay of the said month of April, 1903, duly made and executed, and assigned to First Lieutenant

T. J. Fealy, First United States Infantry, wbich certificate was in words as follows: 'I certify that the amount charged in the foregoing account is correct and just.' This on board the U. S. A. T. 'Logan,' at sea, en route from Manila, P. I., to San Francisco, California, on or

about the fifteenth day of April, 1903.” Specification 3d—“In that Second Lieutenant Frank Pratt,

First United States Infantry, having had referred to him on October 12, 1903, a letter from one Martin J. Westcott, asking for assistance in the collecting of a debt owed by the said Lieutenant Frank Pratt, to the said Martin J. Westcott, did reply to said letter in words and figures as follows:

[4th indorsement.)

CAMP YOUNG, KENTUCKY, October 13, 1903. Respectfully returned to the adjutant, First Infantry. The amount of the claim of Mr. Westcott was sent to him by P. O. money order on August 7, 1903. (Signed) Frank Pratt, Second Lieu. tenant, First Infantry. which statement that the amount of the claim of Mr. Westcott was sent to him by P. O. money order on August 7, 1903, was false, and was known by the said Lieutenant Frank Pratt to be false, and was made with the intent to deceive. This at Camp Young, West Point,

Kentucky, on or about the 13th day of October, 1903." Specification 4th-"In that Second Lieutenant Frank Pratt,

First United States Infantry, did transfer to Second Lieutenant W. W. Merrill, First United States Infan. try, for value received, his, the said Lieutenant Frank Pratt's, certain expense account and claim against the United States for the sum of twenty-one dollars ($21.00); which said claim was transferred back by the said Lieutenant W. W. Merrill to the said Lieutenant Frank Pratt, for no consideration, but for the purpose of collecting it for the benefit of said Lieutenant W. W. Merrill, he, Lieutenant W. W. Merrill, being unable to collect the claim, the said Lieutenant Frank Pratt did then present the said claim to a paymaster and did receive the whole amount of twenty-one dollars ($21.00)

, due on said claim; that the said Lieutenant Frank Pratt did state to the said Lieutenant W. W. Merrill

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