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, May 31, 1905. I--All dummy cartridges of old design (for the U. S. magazine rifle, models of 1896 and 1898, and for the U. S. magazine carbine, model of 1899), distinguished by three rings around the shell in front of the flange, which are now in the possession of post ordnance officers or organizations, will be turned in to the nearest arsenal or ordnance depot.

Requisition will be made in accordance with the provisions of General Orders, No. 5, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, January 21, 1903, for dummy cartridges of the latest design to replace those turned in.

The new dummy cartridge is tinned, provided with six longitudinal corrugations, and has three circular holes near the head end of alternate corrugations.

(1007338, M. S. O.)

II. The following order of the President is published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

Whereas. By an Act of Congress which received Executive approval on February 23, 1887, all officers or agents of the United States were as a matter of public policy forbidden, under appropriate penalties, to hire or contract out the labor of any criminals who might thereafter be confined in any prison, jail, or other place of incarceration for the violation of any laws of the Government of the United States of America:

It is hereby ordered, That all contracts which shall hereafter be entered into hy officers or agents of the United States involving the employment of labor in the States composing the Union, or the Territories of the United States contiguous thereto, shall, unless otherwise provided by law, contain a stipulation forbidding, in the performance of such contracts, the employment of persons undergoing sentences of imprisonment at hard labor which have been imposed by courts of the several States, Territories, or municipalities having criminal jurisdiction.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT, The WHITE HOUSE, May 18, 1905.

(1018456, M. S. (.] BY ORDER OF TAE SECRETARY OF WAR:

GEORGE L. GILLESPIE,

Major General, Acting Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: F. C. AINSWORTH, The Military Secretary.

JUL y huco

GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 79.

Washington, June 1, 1905. The accompanying tables, exhibiting the results of rifle, carbine, and pistol firing of the Army (exclusive of the organizations stationed in the Philippines Division) for the target year 1904, the comparative proficiency attained by the different organizations, and the names of the expert riflemen who qualified during the year 1904, are published for the information of the Army.

(1006465 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.

AUG 15 Port

TABLE I.-Consolidated annual return of rifle, carbine, and pistol firing of the United States Army for 1904.

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Department.
California 92.03, 167 11 160)
Colorado

88.91, 303 16 69
Dakota 91.1 2,265 37 193
East (it)

91.2 3,565 30 114
Gulf

93.9 1,267 3 27
Lakes 88.0, 1,035 13 79
Missouri 87.7 6,072 39' 291
Texas

97.2 2,284, 59 174
Dirision.
Atlantic(a) 91.9 4,832 33
Vorthern 88.4 9, 432 89
Pacific 91.1 1.170 27 229
S'thwestern 88.14,06774

316

1,783 15

313 713 8661, 104 36 51.6 3,219 2,714 48.3 59.4 2,714 37.8 48,3 2,714 33.1 10.4 39.7 49.4'44.2 47.9 560.0 28.0 14.0 5 320

72 53.3 1,772 1, 468 54.0 57.9 I, 16X 11.1 16. 1 1,468 32. 137.2 12.5 17.2 13.848.6 4.66.8 20.043.4 6
286 3.05 432 11 54.5 1,27 1,057 45.6 53,4 1,059 38,6 15,4 1,059 28.033, 637.4 11.1 39.2 16,9 661.621.941.84
491 610

1861.3 2,380 1,951 50,957.71 1,981 37.2 45.6. 1,951 27.3 32.934, 5 15,440.4 50,9, 215.7 27.3 11.6 9
636 9211.630 3 13.4 3,511 2,909 49.258,5 2,99 38.0 15,3 2,03 26.4 33.637.9 15.9 10.8 12.1 39. 4 27.043, 27
191

10:39, 1 1, 256 1,051 50.2 63.3 1,05237. 18,4 1,053 27.639,0:8. 600,2 13, 41,6 964. 1 19.3 66.7 2

27 54.8 1,139 939 52. 1 66, 91148, 157.1 915 13,1 18,7 17.9 57.5 51.3 53.1 173.7
3301, 1031,752 2,597, 12 46,1 6,876' 4, X58 46.4 57.9 4,862 31.3 46.2 4.862 26,1 34,335,6 47,5 40,5 13,3 760.3 25,713, 0,8
217
603 798 2:37 51.9 2,377 1,901 63.3 15.8/ 1,901 41.056,3 1,901 30.8 43. 141.765. I 45.5 48.7 3 66. 11. 464, 1 3

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285 827 1,3142, 232 48 12.3 4,7703, 960 49.5 59.8 3,961 38. 16.3 3,902 26.735,038, 1 47.0 11.6.42.0 461.238, 649.9 1
7071, 803 2,677 3,5:33 67 60,8 9,401 7,751 18,2 18,9 7,757 36.7 47.4 7.761 2,5 38, 237.818,2 41, N46.3 363.2 20.5 14.9 3

999 1,221 1,536 4712.4 4,516: 3,771 47.657.71 3,773 38. 17.5 3,77331.03, 539, 1 17. 12. 17.6 22.326,514.14
7231,100 1, 112 303 52,5 4,119) 3, 36963, 662.4 309 41. 1 02.0, 3,360 31.5 10.5 12.131.641.818.7 106, 30,7 IN, N 2

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(1) Porto Rico Provisional Regiment of Infantry not included in rinteiring

TABLE II ---Summary of the rifle, carbine, and pistol firing at the military posts of the l'nited States, for the year

1904, showing general figure of merit and order in the Army.

Collective rifle and carbine firing.

Individual rifle and carbine firing.

Pistol firing

600 yards.

800 yards.

1,000 yards.

Average
per cent

at all
ranges.

Posts. (a)

Department of California.

Alcatraz Island.
Fort Magon
Fort McDowell
Presidio of Monterey
Presidio (Infantry Canton-

ment)
Presidio of San Francisco

231 211 35 72 63 51 12 59.4
120 11 27 38 28 16 3 71.2
319 121 62 90 76 66 66. 51
947893 101 251 238 250 13 61.9

244
119
326
927

207 51.5 55.7
100.53,3.60.3
270 48.9.74.0
780 45.6 55.9

207 39, 349.1
100 51.059.3
276 42.3 51.0
780 35.0 50,7

20742.442.4.44.4.49.1 46.753, 1 1861.0 61.031
100.11.3 14.0 48.5.54.5 51.061.1 575.0 75.0 2
27638.8., 1 13.3 60.051.5 59.0 $ 65,2 65. 220
78031.6.11.837,6 19,5 43,1 52.1 1962.025.0 13,5 52

92.41

92.0 1,305
89.71 242

1.5 75 223 392 600
6 10 36 69 121

6 39.8 1,344 1, 132 52.4 63. 31, 132 10.2 49.2 1.132 33.3 39. 2:42.0 50.6 45.942, 935 62.0 62.5 27 3 37.8, 259 219 30.9 36.11 219 20.4 25.7 219,17.4 19.6 22.9 27.121.931.457 65.7 30.7.18.2 17

(a) No reports received from posts other than those named in this column.

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