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XXV. Arms for Prison Guards.-For use in guarding prisons the Springfield carbine, caliber .45, with the necessary supply of guard cartridges, will be issued upon requisition.

XXVI. All orders or circulars heretofore issued on the subject, in conflict with this order, are hereby revoked. BY ORDER OF THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

Lieutenant General, Chief of Statj. OFFICIAL: F. C. AINSWORTH,

The Military Secretary.

No. 147.

WASHINGTON, September 8, 1904. The following is published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

1. A survey having been made of the military reservation on the north side of the entrance to Manila Bay, in the Province of Bataan, Luzon (Mariveles Reservation), as ro. duced by Executive Order of March 14, 1904 (General Orders, No. 56, War Department, Washington, March 25, 1904), it is hereby announced that the said reservation, according to the survey, contains 6,173 acres, more or less, and includes all public lands within metes and bounds described as follows:

Starting from a stone monument marked U.S." (Station A), located at the mouth of the Mariveles River and on the east bank; thence true north for 5,280 feet to a stone monument marked “U. S." (Station B): thence true east for 11.259 feet to a stone monument marked "C. S." (Station (); thence true north for 7,187 feet to a stone monument marked "U. S." (Station ); thence true cast for 1.600 feet to a stone monument marked “U. S." (Station 5); thence true south for 6,600 feet to a stone monument marked “U.S." (Station 6); thence true east for 8,910 feet to a stone monument marked "U. S." (Station 7); thence true south for 7,730 feet to a stone monument marked "U.S." (Station 8), located at northwest corner of second cove to the eastward of Lasisi Point, 30 feet north of high-water mark; thence, on same course, to high-water mark; thence westerly, following shore line, to point of beginning.

2. It is further announced that the areas of the islands re. served by paragraph 3 of said Executive Order of March 14, 1904 (General Orders, No. 56, War Department, Washington, March 25, 1904), are, approximately, as follows: Corregidor, 1,734.74 acres; Pulo Caballo, 75.45 acres; Carabao, 44.5 acres; La Monja, 1.6 acres; El Fraile, 0.80 acres; Sta. Amalia (off northwest coast of Corregidor), 0.47 acres; and Rock (off southeast point of Corregidor and north of Pulo Caballo), 0.475 acres. BY ORDER OF THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

Lieutenant General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: F. C. AINSWORTH,

The Military Secretary.

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, September 9, 1904. The following is published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

An examination will be held at 10 o'clock a. in. on November 14, 1904, or as soon thereafter as practicable, for the examination of captains of the line of the Army, with a view to their selection for detail for a period of four years for service in the Ordnance Department, in conformity with section 26 of the act of Congress approved February 2, 1901.

The contemplated details will be made from officers who shall have passed an examination satisfactory a board of ordnance officers, which shall be convened as soon after the receipt of the examination papers as practicable, and upon its recommendation.

Eligible officers who may desire the detail should make application for examination to their respective division commanders through the proper military channels.

The examination will be made under the following heads: (a) Character; (b) Professional efficiency. No physical examination will be required.

The examination with respect to professional efficiency will include the character and scope of the examination prescribed for the examination of officers for detail to duty in the Ordnance Department to the grade of 1st lieutenant, namely: Gun construction, present and past state of the art; ballistics and ballistic machines; types of guns, gun carriages, projectiles, fuzes, sights, gunpowder, high explosives, small arms, machine guns and equipments; employment of artillery, kind of fire, etc.; armored defenses; raw material for ordnance constructions and processes of manufacture; torpedoes for coast defense; general principles of mechanics, electricity, and 80 much of chemistry as is applicable to ordnance material.

In addition to the above, the examination will include the following:

(a) The principles involved in the design and construction of ordnance material, including the mathematical calculations relating thereto, and the history of the development of such material to the present date.

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