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No. 151.

WASHINGTON, September 13, 1904. Before a general court-martial which convened at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 160, Department of California, July 22, 1904, and of which Colonel CHARLES MORRIS, Artillery Corps, was president, and Captain JOHN J. BRADLEY, 14th Infantry, judge advocate, were arraigned and tried the following-named officers:

I. Second Lieutenant William W. White, 13th Infantry. CHARGE I. — “Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentle

man, in violation of the 61st Article of War." (Four specifications.) CHARGE II.-"Absence without leave, in violation of the 620

Article of War." (Two specifications.)

To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:

Charge I. To the 1st Specification, “Guilty.” To the 20 Specification, “Guilty." To the 3d Specification, “Guilty.” To the 4th Specification, "Guilty." To the CHARGE,

“Guilty.”

Charge II. To the 1st Specification, “Guilty.” To the 2d Specification, “Guilty." To the CHARGE,

“Guilty." FINDINGS.

Charge I. Of the 1st Specification, Guilty." Of the 2d Specification, “Guilty." Of the 38 Specification, "Guilty." Of the 4th Specification, “Guilty.” Of the CHARGE,

Guilty."

Charge II. Of the 1st Specification, "Guilty." Of the 2d Specification, “Guilty." Of the CHARGE,

“Guilty.”

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SENTENCE.

And the court does therefore sentence him, Second Lieutenant William W. White, 13th 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 20 Lieutenant William W. White, 13th Infantry, having been subroitted to the President, the following are his orders thereon:

WHITE HOUSE, September 10th, 1904. In the foregoing case of Second Lieutenant William W. White, 13th Infantry, U. S. Army, the sentence is confirmed and will be duly executed.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Lieutenant White ceases to be an officer of the Army from September 15, 1904.

II. Second Lieutenant Charles F. Smith, 13th Infantry. CHARGE I.-"Disobedience of orders, in violation of the 21st

Article of War." (One specification.) CHARGE II.—“Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentle

man, in violation of the 61st Article of War." (Four specifications) CHARGE III. — “Conduct to the prejudice of good order and

military discipline, in violation of the 62d Article of War," (Three specifications.)

To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:

Charge I.

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Of the 1st Specification, “Not guilty.”
Of the 2d Specification, “Guilty."

Of the 3d Specification, “Guilty, except the words 'and disorderly,' and of the excepted words not guilty.”

Of the 4th Specification, "Not guilty."
Of the CHARGE,

"Guilty."

Charge III.

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

SENTENCE.

And the court does therefore sentence him, Second Lieutenant Charles F. Smith, 13th Infantry, To be dismissed the service of the United States.

Tbe record of the proceedings of the general court-martial in the foregoing case of 2d Lieutenant Charles F. Smith, 13th Infantry, having been subunitted to the President, the following are his orders thereon:

WHITE HOUSE, September 10th, 1904. In the foregoing case of Second Lieutenant Charles F. Smith, 13th Infantry, U. S. Army, the sentence is confirmed and will be duly executed.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Lieutenant Smith ceases to be an officer of the Army from September 15, 1904. BY ORDER OF THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

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

The Military Secretary.

No. 152.

WASHINGTON, September 14, 1904. By direction of the President, the following orders relative to the organization of the field artillery on a peace footing are published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

1. Under the provisions of the act of Congress approved February 2, 1901, entitled "An act for increasing the efficiency of the Army,” the 7th and 20th Batteries, Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kansas, are designated as horse batteries, and the 26th Battery, Field Artillery, Vancouver Barracks, Washington, is designated as a mountain battery. The batteries designated will be organized as hereinafter provided for horse and moun. tain batteries.

2. In order to make the organization of the present materiel of field batteries conform as nearly as practicable to that contemplated for the proposed new rapid fire equipment, and to facilitate the changes that will be necessitated by the intro. duction of the latter, the equipment of the light and horse batteries is fixed at four guns and eight caissons per battery. Pending the issue of the new Drill Regulations for the Field Artillery the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th caissons will constitute a third platoon of the battery.

The equipment of the mountain batteries is fixed at four guns and forty ammunition packs per battery.

3. The organization of the personnel of the batteries of field artillery will hereafter be as shown in the following table:

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4. The allowance and distribution of public animals for the batteries of field artillery are announced as follows:

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