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No. 179.

WASHINGTON, November 28, 1904. I--No changes in or extensions of permanent systems of water supply, sewerage, plumbing, heating, and gas or electric lighting will be made at military posts or in any buildings thereat, nor will existing sewer, water, gas, or electric lighting mains be tapped for supplying additional service without proper authority from the War Department; and under no circumstances will material, apparatus, or supplies furnished by the Quartermaster's Department for repairs to or the operation of established plants of the kind mentioned be used in making changes in or extensions of such plants.

When changes in or additions to permanent systems of water, sewer, plumbing. heating or lighting service at a post are required, the necessity therefor, accompanied by detailed information relative thereto and estimates of cost with map or drawings to illustrate, will be submitted to the Quartermaster General through the customary military channels.

II.-Company and other organization commanders are authorized to destroy obsolete publications of the following nature, with the exception of one copy of each, which will be retained for future reference:

Drill Regulations.
Manuals of Arms.
Manuals of Guard Duty.
Firing Regulations for Small Arms.

This authority will apply not only to the present but to the future, whenever new publications are received. BY ORDER OF THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

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

The Military Secretary.

DEC 6 Rec'd

No. 180.

Before a general court-martial which convened at Marahui, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 193. Department of Mindanao, September 16, 1904, and of which Lieutenant Colonel HENRY E. ROBINSON, 22d Infantry, was president, and Captain STERLING P. ADAMS, 14th Cavalry, judge advocate, was arraigned and tried

Second Lieutenant Samuel H Fisher, 28th Infantry. CHARGE.-"Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in violation of the 62nd Article of War.” Specification-"In that 2nd Lieutenant Samuel H Fisher. 28th Infantry, having been lawfully placed in arrest by com petent authority, and having been granted an extension of the limits of his arrest to include the limits of the camp of Camp Overton, Mindanao, P. I., and not hav ing been released from such arrest by competent anthority, did leave his tent and visit the town of Iligan, Mindanao, P. I. This at Camp Overton, Mindanao, P. I., on or about the 8th day of June, 1904." To which charge and specification the accused pleaded as follows:

To the Specification,
To the CHARGE,

Of the Specification,
Of the CHARGE,

WASHINGTON, November 30. 1904.

"Guilty."
"Guilty."

FINDINGS.

"Guilty."
"Guilty."

SENTENCE.

And the court does therefore sentence him, 2d Lieutenant Samuel H. Fisher, 28th Infantry, “To be dismissed the service of the United States."

The record of the proceedings of the general court martial in the foregoing case of 2d Lieutenant Samuel H. Fisher, 28th

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Infantry, having been submitted to the President, the following are his orders thereon:

WHITE HOUSE, Nov, 29th, 1904.

In the foregoing case of Second Lieutenant Samuel H. Fisher, 28th Regiment of Infantry, U. S. Army, the sentence is confirmed and will be duly executed.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Lieutenant Fisher ceases to be an officer of the Army from December 1, 1904.

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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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 181.

WASHINGTON, December 1, 1904. 1. By direction of the President, under the provisions of section 36 of the act of Congress approved February 2, 1901, the 4th, 24th, 30th, and 47th Companies, Philippine Scouts, are bereby designated as a battalion of infantry, to be known as the 1st Battalion, Philippine Scouts, organized as follows:

One major:

One 1st lientenant, battalion adjutant, to be selected from officers of the Philippine Scouts;

One 2d lieutenant, battalion quartermaster and commissary, to be selected from officers of the Philippine Scouts;

One battalion sergeant major.

The company organization will remain as fixed in General Orders, No. 293, headquarters, Division of the Philippines, September 27, 1901.

2. By direction of the President, Captain William H. Johnston, 16th Infantry, is selected and detailed as major, Philippine Scouts, and assigned to the command of the bat. talion hereby organized. 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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