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will not be exercised in such a way as to deprive these men of a fair amount of military training and instruction.
6. When under instruction as members of a disciplinary organization, and during periods of leisure, general prisoners will be dressed in such uniform, without facings or ornaments, as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War. For this purpose obsolete service uniforms will be utilized. When at work, general prisoners enrolled in disciplinary organizations will be dressed in fatigue clothing.
7. Disciplinary organizations will be armed and equipped as Infantry with such exceptions as to equipment as may be directed by the War Department.
8. General prisoners enrolled in disciplinary companies will be designated by name and not by number; will not be required to work in the same party with general prisoners not enrolled in disciplinary companies; will be quartered in a separate section of the barracks; will be seated at separate tables in the dining room and in a separate section in the chapel; will be permitted the privilege of rendering the prescribed military salute; and when under arms, at work, or at meals, will be permitted to converse with each other under the restrictions that govern enlisted men while simi. larly engaged.
9. The course of military training and instruction for general prisoners enrolled in disciplinary organizations will include: Physical training; personal hygiene, including care of the uniform; the school of the soldier, squad, company, and (when practicable) the battalion; dismounted Cavalry and Field Artillery drill; elementary signaling; care of arms and equipment; aiming and sighting drill; gallery practice, rifle and revolver; saber drill; estimating distances; pitching and striking tents; hasty shelter-use of intrenching tools; knots and lashings; duties of enlisted men in military bridge construction; and lectures and such other instruction as may be practicable on the duties of enlisted men in the service of security and information-outposts, advance, rear and flank guards, and scouting.
10. The method of dealing with prisoners here outlined is still in the experimental stage. The system prescribed is to a certain extent tentative and will be extended or its operation circumscribed in the future as experience may suggest.
11. The control of the United States Disciplinary Barracks and its branches, and of all offenders sent thereto for
confinement and detention, is by law vested in The Adjutant General of the Army, under the direction of the Secretary of War. Direct correspondence with chiefs of staff corps and departments as now prescribed or authorized will continte
12. It is the policy of the War Department to separate, so far as practicable, general prisoners convicted of offenses punishable by penitentiary confinement from general prisoners convicted of purely military offenses or of misde. Dieanors in connection with purely military offenses. In furtherance of this policy reviewing authorities will desig. nate a penitentiary as the place of confinement of general prisoners sentenced to be confined for more than one year apon conviction of offenses punishable by confinement in a penitentiary under some statute of the United States or under some statute or other law in force in the locality in which the offense was committed (see 97th Article of War and section 2 of the Army Appropriation Act of March 4. 1915, amending Chapter 6, Title XIV, of the Revised Statates), except in individual cases in which the proved circumstances show that the holding of the prisoners so convicted in barracks associations with misdemeanants and military offenders will not be to the detriment of the latter. For general prisoners to be confined in penitentiaries under the foregoing rule, reviewing authorities in the United States, Hawaii, or the Philippine Islands will designate the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kans., as the place of confinement, except that such prisoners as are residents of Hawaii, Porto Rico, and the Canal Zone may be confined in local penitentiaries, and reviewing authorities in the Phil. ippine Islands will designate the penitentiary at Bilibid, Manila, P. I., as the place of confinement for prisoners who are residents of the Philippine Islands.
[2273381, A. G. O.] III_1. Section 7 of the act of Congress entitled “An act making appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes," approved March 4, 1915, provides as follows:
"That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed to define and establish anchorage grounds for vessels in all harbors, rivers, bays, and other navigable waters of the United States whenever it is mani
fest to the said Secretary that the maritime or commercial interests of the United States require such anchorage grounds for safe navigation and the establishment of such anchorage grounds shall have been recommended by the Chief of Engineers, and to adopt suitable rules and regulations in relation thereto; and such rules and regulations shall be enforced by the Revenue-Cutter Service under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That at ports or places where there is no revenue cutter available such rules and regulations may be enforced by the Chief of Engineers under the direction of the Secretary of War. In the event of the violation of any such rules and regulations by the owner, master, or person in charge of any vessel, such owner, master, or person in charge of such vessel shall be liable to a penalty of $100; and the said vessel may be holden for the payment of such penalty, and may be seized and proceeded against summarily by libel for the recovery of the same in any United States district court for the district within which such vessel may be and in the name of the officer designated by the Secretary of War."
2. On March 4, 1915, the Secretary of War approved a recommendation of the Chief of Engineers that all anchorage grounds in navigable waters of the United States established by lawful authority of the United States and in force on that date be continued until further notice, together with the rules and regulations in relation thereto, established by such authority and also in force on that date.
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BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
H. L. SCOTT,
Brigadier General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: H. P. MCCAIN,
The Adjutant General.