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3. Forts Walla Walla, Wright, Lawton, Ward, Casey,

Worden, Flagler, and return.

DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF.

From Atlanta:

1. Fort McPherson and return.
2. Camp G. H. Thomas and return.
3. Forts Barrancas and Morgan and return.

DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA.

From San Francisco:

1. Benicia Barracks, Benicia Arsenal, and return.
2. Presidio of Monterey and return.

3. Defenses of San Francisco. Personal payment of posts by paymasters includes payment of subposts.

Forts Davis, Egbert, Gibbon, and St. Michael, Alaska, and Pekin, China, will be paid in person by the respective post commanders, who have been designated by the War Department as acting paymasters for the purpose of making such payments.

The troops at all other stations will be paid by check or by express as directed in paragraph 1344, Army Regulations of 1904. BY ORDER OF THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

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

The Military Secretary.

ORDERS

, September 26, 1904. I--Paragraph 1086, Army Regulations of 1904, is amended to read as follows:

1086. Forage is furnished to the authorized allowance of horses of mounted officers, actually owned and kept by them in the performance of their official duties, either when on duty at stations, at posts, or in the field. When on leave of ab. sence or on duty the nature of which necessitates the temporary separation of the officer and his mounts, forage may be furnished for four months or such additional period as may be approved by the Secretary of War. Forage is furnished to the following number of horses: Of a lieutenant general, 4; of a major general or a brigadier general, 3; of all other mounted officers, each, 2.

II.-The 90th Company, Coast Artillery, is relieved from duty at Fort McHenry, Maryland, and will proceed to and take station at Fort McKinley, Maine.

The commanding general, Atlantic Division, is charged with the execution of this movement and will promptly report hours of departure and arrival and strength of command by telegraph to The Military Secretary of the Army.

The Quartermaster's Department will furnish the necessary transportation, the Subsistence Department suitable subsistence, and the Medical Department proper medical attendance and supplies.

III--Ashereafter all ball cartridges, caliber.30, will be packed in bandoleers instead of in pasteboard boxes, all bandoleers when emptied will in time of peace be saved and turned in to post ordnance officers to be shipped by them to the commanding officer of Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as soon as a sufficient number has been accumulated to warrant their shipment. BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

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

The Military Secretary.

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No. 157.

WASHINGTON, September 28, 1904. Before a general court-martial which convened at Manila, Philippine Islands, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 63, Department of Luzon, March 18, 1904, and of which Captain WILLIAM S. GRAVES, 20th Infantry, was president, and 1st Lieutenant HENRY M. BANKHEAD, 20th Infantry, judge advocate, was arraigned and tried

Fred H. Skow, alias Federico de la Cruz, alleged private, Company M, 20th Infantry. CHARGE I.-"Desertion, in violation of the 47th Article of

War." Specification—"In that Private Fred H. Skow, Company M,

20th U. S. Infantry, a soldier in the service of the United States, did desert the same at Manila, P. I., on or about the 13th day of July, 1900, in time of war and in the face of the enemy, and did remain absent in de. sertion until he was apprehended at or near Calamba,

P. I., on or about July 30, 1900.” CHARGE II.-“Desertion, in violation of the 47th Article of

War." Specification-"In that Private Fred H. Skow, Company M,

20th U. S. Infantry, a soldier in the service of the United States, did desert the same at Binan, Laguna, P. I., on or about August 21, 1900, in time of war and in the face of the enemy, and did remain in desertion until he surrendered at or near Mansalay, Island of

Mindoro, on or about May 21, 1902.” ADDITIONAL CHARGE I. -“Violation of the 42d Article of

War." Specification—"In that Private Fred H. Skow, Company M,

20th U.S. Infantry, alias Federico de la Cruz, a soldier in the service of the United States, did desert the same in the face of the enemy, and did join and accept a commission as captain in the forces of the enemy. This at or near Binan, Laguna, P. I., on or about the 21st of August, 1900.”

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