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No. 60.

WASHINGTON, April 15, 1905. By direction of the President, the following changes in the stations and duties of general officers are ordered:

Major General Samuel S. Sumner, United States Army, is relieved temporarily from the command of the Southwestern Division, and will proceed to San Francisco, California, and assume command of the Pacific Division during the temporary absence of Major General Arthur MacArthur, United States Army.

Brigadier General Frank D. Baldwin, United States Army, is relieved from the command of the Department of the Colo. rado, and will proceed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Terri. tory, and assume command of the Southwestern Division during the temporary absence of Major General Sumner.

Brigadier General William S. McCaskey, United States Army, is relieved from duty in the Philippines Division, and will proceed to Denver, Colorado, and upon arrival report by telegraph to The Military Secretary of the Army for further orders.

Brigadier General James A. Buchanan, United States Army, will proceed to Manila, Philippine Islands, and report in person to the commanding general, Philippines Division, for assignment to duty.

Brigadier General Tasker H. Bliss, United States Army, is relieved from his present duties, to take effect at such time as will enable him to comply with this order, and will proceed to San Francisco, California, and take transport to sail from that place on or about June 30, 1905, for Manila, Philippine Islands, where upon arrival he will report in person to the commanding general, Philippines Division, for duty, pending his assigoment to the command of a department. The travel enjoined is necessary for the public service.

(992910, M. S. 0.] BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

Lieuter.ant General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: F. C. AINSWORTH,

The Military Secretary.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 61.

WASHINGTON, April 17, 1905. The following orders of the Secretary of War are published to the Army for the information and guidance of all concerned:

WAR DEPARTMENT,

WASHINGTON, January 3, 1905. ORDERS:

By direction of the President, the following order is issued for the information and guidance of all concerned:

It is hereby ordered that hereafter no officer, clerk, or employee in the executive service of the Government, who is also a notary public, shall charge or receive any compensation whatever for performing any notarial act for an officer. clerk, or employee of the Government in his official capacity, or in any matter in which the Government is interested, or for any person when, in the case of such person, the act is performed during the hours of such notary's service to the Government. Disobedience of this order shall be ground for immediate dismissal from the service.

WM. H. TAFT,

Secretary of War.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

WASHINGTON, April 3, 1905. ORDERS:

War Department orders of January 3, 1905, issued by direction of the President, prohibiting notarial charges by notaries public who are Gov. ernment employees, is, by direction of the President, hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:

"This order shall not apply to oaths of disinterestedness, or other oaths required to be made by law, provided that the work in connection there. with is not performed during office hours."

WM. H. TAFT, H

Secretary of War. [997746, M. S. 0.] 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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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 62.

WASHINGTON, April 17, 1905. I.-By direction of the President, the Engineer Detachment at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, shall consist of: 8 sergeants, one of whom shall act as 1st sergeant and one as quarter.

master sergeant. 8 corporals. 40 first-class privates. 40 second-class privates. 96 total enlisted men. This number shall be provided for by keeping vacancies in companies of the Engineer Battalions, as follows: One sergeant, 1 corporal, 3 first-class privates, and 3 second-class privates in each of the eight engineer companies stationed at Washington Barracks, District of Columbia, and Fort Leavenworth, Kan. sas; 4 first-class privates and 4 second-class privates in each of the two engineer companies stationed in the Philippine Islands, and in each of the two ongineer companies to be stationed in San Francisco, California.

Engineer battalion and company commanders will make the necessary promotions and reductions, and will report to The Military Secretary for the action of the War Department such transfers as may be necessary to carry this order into effect. (991984, M. S. O.)

II.-So much of General Orders, No. 197, December 31, 1904, War Department, as prescribes service breeches as part of the full dress uniform and of the dress uniform for enlisted men when mounted is hereby modified by substituting dress trousers for service breeches. (1001703, M. S. O.) 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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