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General orders and circulars Headquarters Division of Cuba 1899
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DIVISION OF CUBA.i ,


. ENERAL ORDERS


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1899.







ADJUTANT GlNER.AL'S OFFICe,


HAVANA, CUBA.




















INDEX
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AND CIRQULARS
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HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA.
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INDEX OF NAMES
TO
General Orders and Circulars.


Bates, J. C .................... 1,
Birnie; R ....................... 8,
Black, W . M .........................
Brooke, J. R .........................
Brooks, B. C ........................
Burton, G. H ........................

Campbell, J. A .....................
Carpenter, L. H ...................
Carter, W. F ................
Davis, G. W .........................
Dean, J. T ............................
DeW itt, C ............................
Dodge, F. S ..........................

Ernst, 0. H ..........................
Hanna, M . E ...................
Hasbrouck, H. C ...............
Hickey, J. B ..................4 ,


K ress, J. A ...........................
Ladd, E. F ...........................
Laine, D . T ..........................
Lee, F ..................................
Lissak, 0. M ...................
Lord, H . M ..................... 19,
O'Reilly, R. M ......................
Page, F. M ..........................
Rolfe, R. H ................ 14, 30,

Sanger, J. P ...................
Sm ith, F. A ....................3 ,
Wilson, J. H .................. 1,
W ood, 0. E ..........................
W ood, L ..........................

Young, L ..............................















INDEX OF SUBJECTS
TO
General Orders and Circulars.

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPT.
Captain F. M. Page, A. A. G., U. S. V., announced as Asst.
A djt. General ....................................................................... 3
Major F. A. Smith, 1st Infantry, announced as Asst. Adjt.
General ............................................. 38
Major J. B. Hickey, A. A. G., U. S. V., announced as Asst.
Adjt. General ................................................................. 44
AIDE-DE-CAMP.
Captain J. T. Dean, 10th Infantry, announced as .............. .28
1st Lient. E. C. Brooks, 6th Cavalry, announced as ............ 54
2d Lieut. M. E. Hanna, 2d Cavalry, announced as .............. 54

ARMY.
Organization of regiments as provided by G. 0. 36, A. G. 0.
1899 .............................................................................. .. 22
Discharge of volunteers desiring to enlist into the regular .................................. Cir. 19
Transfer of volunteers desiring to remain in the regular..Cir. 20
Men entitled to discharge under G. 0. 40, S. "98," to be sent
to U. S. in detachments ............................................. Cir. 23
Remains of deceased officers and soldiers, how to be
sent ...... I .................................................................... C ir. 17
Age limit for enlistment for the regular ........................... Cir. 14
Al otment of pay by enlisted men to their families ........... Cir. 20

BOARD OF SURVEY.
Recorder of, to give notice to carriers in cases of loss by the
sam e ................................................................................... 37
Copies of, in which carriers are held responsible, to be forwarded to Chief Quartermaster of the Division ........... Cir. 34
COMMUNICATION.
Official, to be forwarded through proper channels ................ 32

CONSULS.
Functions of, to be performed by collectors .......... ...... Cir. 29
Functions of, for.the U. S.. by whom to be performed ..... Cir. 6

CUBA.
No grant of property, franchise or concession in ............. Cir. 16
Estimate for Cuban Rations ........................ Cir. 3
Component of Cuban Ration ............................. 49
CUBA, DIVISION or. [See also "Departments."]
Capt. J. A. Campbell, A. Q. M., U.S. V., relieved from duty in. 21








Capt. J. B. Hickey, 8th Cavalry, detailed on the Staff of the
Com dg. General of the ................................................... 4
Relinquishing command of the ............................................. 52
Assuming command of the ................................................. 53
Appointment of Maj. W. M. Black, C. E., U. S. A., as Chief
Engineer of the .................................................................. 56

CUSTOMS SERVICE.
Appointment of Major E. F. Ladd, U. S. V., as Treasurer
and Disbursing Officer of the ............................................ 9
Classification of funds derived from the ............................... 24
Imports for the Red Cross Society, free of duty ..................... 23
Imports for Post Exchanges free of duty, how to be made. Cir. 32

DEPARTMENTS.
Establishing, in the Division of Cuba .................................. 1
Assignment of Comdg. Generals to .................................... 1, 26
Removal of headquarters Dept. -Santa Clara to Cienfuegos.. 5 Consolidation of ................................................................. 26
DISBURSING OFFICERS.
Desiring credit with North American Trust Co. to forward
estim ates ...................................................................... Cir. 22

DISCHARGE. [See also "Army."]
Soldiers applying for, under G. 0. 40, A. G. 0., 98.25. & Cir. 24 Name of Camp to be given where soldier is discharged...Cir. 1

EXCHANGE, POST. [See "Customs Service."]
FURLOUGHS.
As tegards means of going and returning from ............... Cir 2

GAZETTE.
Announcement of the official ................................................. 11

GALLERY PRACTICE. [See "Target Practice."]
HOSPITAL.
Soldiers sent to, to be supplied with certain articles of clothing ............ ....... ......................................................... Cir. 31
Designation of Military, No. 2 ................... 7

INSPECTOR GENERAL'S DEPT.
Brig. General 0. H. Ernst, U. S. V., announced as Inspector
G eneral ............................................................................. 2
Major R. H. Rolfe, U. S. V., announced as Asst. to the Inspector General .................................................................. 14
Major R. H. Rolfe, U. S. V., announced as Inspector General ...... .......................................................................... 30
Major R. H. Rolfe, U. S. V., relieved as Inspector General .... 42
Colonel G. H. Burton, U. S. A., announced as Inspector
General ............................................................................. 42
Major R. H. Rolfe, U. S. V., announced as Asst. to the Inspector General ............................................42








INTERMENT.
Of soldiers in the National Cemetery ............................. Cir. 26

INTERPRETERS.
Fixing salary of ................................................................... 36
LEAVE oF ABSENCE.
Applications for, to go beyond the Island of Cuba to be
forwarded to these headquarters ................................ Cir. 7
MAPS.4
Copiesof, to be sent to Division Headquarters .................. 33

MEDICINE. [See "Med. Dept."]

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.
Major D. T. Laine, U. S. V., announced as Asst. to Chief
Surgeon .......................................................................... 13
Issue of medicines to Cubans, not to be made from Army
Supply ........................................................................ Cir 28
Major R. M. O'Reilly, U. S. A., relieved as Chief Surgeon ..... 47
Major W. F. Carter, U. S. A., announced as Acting Chief
Surgeon .......................................................... .............. 48
Major W. F. Carter, U. S. A., relieved as Acting Chief Surgeon............................................................................. 51
Lieut. Col. Calvin DeWitt, U. S. A., announced as Chief Surgeon .................................... ....... 51
ExPenditure of funds for patients.............. ................. Cir. 5

MUSTER OUT.
Officers belonging to regiments to be, to be relieved from
duty and ordered to join their respective regiments ... Cir. 4

ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT.
Quarterly Statement of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores ....... 10 Accountability of Ordnance Stores left by the Spanish ......... 12
Lt. Col. R. Birnie, U. S. V., announced as Chief Ordnance
Officer ................................................. ................ 8
Lt Col. R. Birnie, U. S. V., relieved as Chief Ordnance Officer. 17
Lt. Col. J. A. Kress, U. S. V., announced as Chief Ordnance
Officer . .............................. .......................... 17
Lt. Col. J. A. Kress, U. S. V., relieved as Chief Ordnance
Offi cer .............................. ....................................... 27
Major 0. M. Lissak, U. S. V., announced as Chief Ordnance
Offi cer ......................................................................... 27

ORDERS.
Revoking general, N? 18, C. S. Div., in regard to Santiago
Jail ................................................................................. 33
PAY DEPARTMENT.
Major G. R. Smith, U. S. A., relieved as Chief Paymaster ..... 19 Major H. M. Lord, U. S. V., announced as Chief Paymaster. 19 Major H. M. Lord, U. S. V., relieved as Chief Pay-master ..... '31
Major F. S. Dodge, U. S. A., announced as Chief Paymaster 31






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PORT OF HAVAKA.
Lieut. Comdr. L. Young, U. S. N., announced as Captain
of the .......................................... 40

POSTS, DE-T. OF.
Postal Regulations ..................... ... . .......................... Cir. 18
PRISONS, MILITARY.
Designation of ....................... .................... 15,18,33, 35

QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT. [See also "Board of Survey."]
Communications of the, for Quartermaster General, U.S. A.,
to be forwarded through Chief Quartermaster of the
Division ....................................................................... Cir. 13
Requisition for mosquito bars ........ ............................. ...Cir. 25
Rental of quarters for men of the Signal Corps ..................... 50

QUARANTINE.
Zone of, in the United States ............................................. Cir. 21
RAILROADS.
Return of rolling stock of ................................................ Cir. 11

RATION RETURN. [See "Subsistence Dept."]

RED CROSS.
Supplies for the, to be admitted free of duty .......................... 23

RETURN.
Instructions as to M onthly Post ........................ .................. 6
Rendering of Post . ................................... . . ............... Cir. 8
Instructions as to Dept ........................... Cir. 27

SANITATION.
Regulations for troops as to ........................ Cir. 9
System of, devised by Board of Officers ........................... Cir. 12
Letter of Board of Trade of Louisville, Ky., as to, in
C ub a ....................... ........ ......................................... C ir. 36

SIGNAL CoRis. [See "Subsistence Dept." and "Q. M. Dept."]

SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT.
Savings of organizations, to be purchased by the ............ 16
officers of the, to provide themselves with necessary books
and blanks pertaining to the ......................... ........ Cir. 10
Ration returns for civilians, how to be endorsed ................... 39
Form for commutation of rations for enlisted men ........ Cir V Major 0. E. Wood, U..V., announcedas Chief Commissary 43 Commutation of rations of men of the Signal Corps ............ 50

SURETY COMPANIES.
List of,published by the War Dept., acceptable on bonds under
government of Cuba ................ .. ............ Cir. 30

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE.
Historical and ethnological objects for the .......... Cir. 37














The following order is published for the informatic guidance of all concerned

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, Decembe, By direction of the President, the following Geographical Military Depi are established;
First. A Department to be known as the Department of Pinar del Rio, t of that portion of the Island of Cuba embraced within the boundaries of t] inee of Pinar del Rio.
Second. A Department to be known as the Department of Matanzas, tc of that portion of the Island of Cuba embraced within the boundaries of t] ince of Matanzas.
Third. A Department to be known as the Department of Santa Clara, to e that portion of the Island of Cuba embraced within the boundaries of the ] of Santa Clara.
Fourth. A Department to be known as the Department of Puerto Principe t of that portion of the Island of Cuba embraced within the boundaries oft ine of Puerto Principe.
Fifth. The limits of the Department of the Province of Havana will inc Isle of Pines.
Sixth. Brigadier General Georqe W. Davis, U. S. Volunteers, is assigne command of the Department of Pinar del Rio, with headquarters in the cit nar del Rio.
Seventh. Major General ,Tamess H. Wilson, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to I mend of the Department of Matanzas. with headquarters in the City of M Pending the arrival of Major General Wilson, Brigadier General Joseph P U. S. Volunteers, will command this Department. Eighth. Major General J. .. Bates, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the corn Santa Clara, with headquarters in the City of Santa Clara. Ninth. Brigadier General L. H. Carpenter, U. S. Volunteers, isassigned to I mand of the Department of Puerto Principe, with headquarters in the City o Prineipe.
P. A. ALGER,
Secretary



BY COMMAND OF MAjOR GENERAL BROOKE,


L. W. V. KEN1ON,
iAssistant Adjutant Ge


OFFICIAL :















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS, DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 2. H Havana, January 2, 1899.

Brigadier General Oswald H. Ernst, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these Headquarters on the first day of January, 1899, in compliance with paragraph 29, Special Orders No. 299, dated Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, December 20, 1898, is announced as Inspector General of the Division of Cuba, with station in the City of Havana.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE.
L. W. V. KENNON,
Assistant Adjutant General.


OFFICIAL:


First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp.




















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS, DIvISION OF CUBA,
No. 3. J Havana, January 5, 1899.
Captain Fred M. Page, Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, having reported at these Headquarters in obedience to paragraph 2, Special Orders No. 2 dated Headquarters Division of Cuba, Havana, January 4, 1899, is announced as Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of the Major General Commanding..
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE,



Assistant Adjutant General.





















GEoNERAL ORDERa,) HEDUAT DivisioN OF CUBA,
.,No. 4. 5 Havana, January 10, 1899.
Captain James B. Hickey, 8th Cavalry, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 20, Special Orders No. 305, c. S., A. G. 0., is announced as on the Staff of the Division Commander.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE,


Assistant Adjutant General.



















GENERAL ORDERS,
No. 5. 1


HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA
Havana, January 11, 1896


Under authority granted by the Secretary of War, th( headquarters of the Department of Santa Clara is changed from Santa Clara to Cienfuegos, Cuba.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE,
W. V. RICHARD, Awsitant Adjutant General,
OPFICIAL:


First Lieutenant, 16th. Infantry,
Aide do Camp.
















GENERAL ORDERS,) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 6. j Havana, January 12, 1899.
Commanders of stations, posts, or sub-posts in this Division will render promptly to the Adjutant General of the Army, a monthly post return of their respective commands, giving in all cases under the heading "Record of Events" the dates of occupation of towns, and establishment of posts or stations. Department, Division, and Brigade commanders will show each separate command, post, or station on their respective returns.
Special field returns will be made as required by A. R. 795.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE,
W. V. RICHARD,
Assistant Adjutant General.
OFFICIAL:


Firt Lieutenant, 16th Infantry,
Aide de Camp.



















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVIsIoN OF CUI
No. 7. 5 Havana, January 18, i8, The residence building corner of Sixth and Elevei Streets, Havana, Cuba, is designated as Military Hospi No. 2. It will at once be put in proper order to rece officers and civilians for medical treatment.

By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL' BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,.
Asistant Adjutant Gene
OFFICIAL:


First Lieutenant, l6th Infantry,
Aide de Camp.




















GENERAL ORDERS, } HEADQUARTER DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 8. 5 Havana, January 14, 1899. Lieutenant Colonel Rogers Birnie, Chief Ordnance Officer Volunteers, having reported for duty at these Headquarters, is announced as Chief Ordnance Officer of the Division.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE,
W. V. RICHARD,
Assistant Adjutant General.
OFFICIAL:


First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry,
Aide de Camp.

















GENERAL ORDERS, } HEADQUARTERS DivisioN OF CUBA,
No. 9. f Havana, January 27, 1899.
Major Eugene F. Ladd, Chief Quartermaster of Volunteers, is relieved from duty on the staff of Brigadier General George W. Davis, U. S. Volunteers, and is detailed as Treasurer and Disbursing Officer of Customs.
Major Ladd will report to Lieutenant Colonel Tasker H. Bliss, Chief Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, Chief of Customs Service, for duty, at Havana, Cuba.
The travel enjoined is necessary for the public service.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:


Assistant Adjutant General,








GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 10. Havana, January 28, 1899.
The Chief Ordnance Officer of each Department in this Division will forward to the Chief Ordnance Officer at these Headquarters, as soon as practicable after the expiration pf each quarter, a "Quarterly Statement of Orduance and )rdnance. Stores," Form 33 (b), page 144, Ordnance Proprty Regulations, 1877, for each depot and station, each Cop, battery and company of the regular service, and ch regiment and separate battalion of the Volunteer ser*ce in his Department. These statements will first be endered for property on hand under date of January 31, 899, and thereafter at the end of each quarter. Necesa ry blanks will be furnished by the Chief Ordnance Officer ff the Division.
Ordnance stores for the Division will be supplied from he Ordnance Depot at Havana, except the Department of antiago, which will be supplied from the Ordnance Depot t Santiago, until further orders. Requisitions from troops will be forwarded accordingly through Chief Ordnance Ofcers of Departments to be filled at these depots. All requisitions, whether filled or not from stores on and in Departments, will be finally transmitted, in duplite, by the Chief Ordnance Officer, with his recommendaons and such report of action as may be necessary enorsed thereon, to the Chief Ordnance Officer of the ivision, Ordnance Depot, Havana. It will be the duty the Ordnance Officer forwarding these requisitions to quire them to be submitted in proper form, and as reards standard supplies, for amounts conforming to auhorized allowances.
The Commanding General, Department of Puerto Prinipe, will establish a depot and procure for the same a six onths supply, limited to articles of standard requirement, nd an amount which may be deemed necessary for reserve ' meet emergency requisitions. The necessary personnel ,r this depot will be provided, as far as practicable, by deils from the Department.

By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:

W. V. RICHARDS,
Assistant Adujtant .General.





















GENERAL ORDERS, 1 HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 11. 5 Havana, January 80, 1899.
The Gacet de la Habana (Gazette of Havana), published in the city of Havana, Cuba, is announced as the official gazette of the Military Government of Cuba.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS,
Assistant Adjutant General.
OFFICIAL :



Firat Lieutenant, 16th Infantry,
Aide de, Camp.







GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBsA,
No. 12. H Havana, February, 8, 1899.
The ordnance and ordnance stores left in this Division on evacuation by the Spanish forces, under agreement by the'United States Commission for the Evacuation of the Island of Cuba, will be taken up and accounted for under the following regulations:
The system of accountability will be similar to that prescribed by existing regulations for Quartermaster's supplies. The Chief Ordnance Qfficer of each Department will be accountable for the stores and render quarterly returns therefor to the Chief of Ordnance, U. S. Army.. These returns will beaccompanied by an abstract made to show the stores on hand at each post or station, and will be transmitted through the Chief Ordnance Officer of the Division' by whom a record thereof will. be kept. The first returns will bd'rdndered as soon as the inventories herein required to be made are b6mpleted, and later returns hereafter at the end of each quarter. The returns will be made on the forms provided for ordnance and ordnance stores, but separate and distinct from the regular returns of property for which the officer may be responsible, and will be designated "Return of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores received from Spain in the Department of- , Diviion of Cuba."
[Department Commanders will designate officers to take harge of these stores at each depository, who will be reiponsible for their care and safe keeping and furnish reeipts therefor to the accountable officer. The original lists of this property will be prepared by oards composed of three officers, one or more of which, as nay be necessary for early report, will be appointed in each Department, whose duty it will be to make an accurate and detailed inventory, covering the kind, quantity and condition of all the ordnance and rdnance stores of value left in each fort or other depository on evacuation, as aforesaid, by the Spanish forces. Copies of all inventories of this property, wherever prepared and used for verification in its transfer by the Spanish officials, will be furnished he boards, as required, for their information. Each board Will, in addition to its report, prepare three of the required iventory lists of the property, which will be signed as reeipts by the officers responsible for the property, and be Disposed of as follows: one to be retained by that officer, ad two to be transmitted to the Chief Ordnance Officer of Pe Department, to enable him to render the first returns
or the property.








.will be kept intact .ad properly cared !for. Ex or other use of it will be made only as may necessary, and as amthoiized by the Department der or higher authority. All changes in the an hand, including transfers, losses, expendtures, be properly accounted for on the quarterly retu

By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RIOHAR'
Assistant Adjuta i




Major ief Ordnance Offieer U. S. V.
Aide Ao Camp.




















. ORDERS . 13. 5


HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF C
Havana, February, 8,


Major D. T. Laine, Brigade Surgeon, U. S. Voluni announced as assistant to the Chief Surgeon of the on, and as attending surgeon at these headquarters.
By cOMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W, V. RICHARDS,
As8i8tant AdJutant Ge;


U. S.



















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 14. Havana, February, 4, 1899. Major Robert H. Rolfe, Inspector General, U. S. Volunteers, having reported for duty at these headquarters, is announced as assistant to the Inspector General of the Division.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
A8s8istant Adjutant General.
OFFICIAL:


Major and Chief Ordnance Officer U. S. V.,
Aide do Camp.



















GNRAL ORDER,
No. 15. I


HEADQUARTERS DivisITo 0p CUBA,
.Havana, February 6, 1899.


The prison in the city of Havana known as "Presidio Carcel" is designated as the place for confinement of military convicts from the following named departments in this Division:
Department of Pinar del Rio;
Department of Havana;
Department of the Province of Havana;
Department of Matanzas;
Department of Santa Clara;
Department of Puerto Principe.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Assistant Adjutant General.

















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION ov CUBA,
No. 16. Havana, February 71 1899.
Articles of savings, as designated and provided for in paragraph 1269 of the Army Regulations, will hereafter be purchased by the Subsistence Department only, and the sale of such savings is forbidden except to that department. Subsistence supplies will not be sold to post exchanges, or to officers or soldiers, except in such quantities as required for their immediate use; and post exchanges will not sell such stores to others than persons connected with the organization for which they are acting. Under no circumstances will subsistence stores be sold to dealers. Post and regimental commanders are charged with strict observance of these orders.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Assistant Adjutant General.




















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DivIslNO oF CUBA,
No. 17. lavana, Febrtaraj 28, 18909.
Lieutenant Colonel John A. Kress, Chief Ordnance Offleer, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 16, Special Orders No. 36, current series, Headquarters of the Army, is announced as Chief Ordnance Officer of the Division, relieving Lieutenant Colonel Rogers Birnie, Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers.
By COMMAND or MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Assistat Adjutant General.






















GENERAL O.DER's,
No. 18. 5


HEADQUARTERs DIvISIO OC UA
Haaw MIarch 1, 1899.


The "City Jail of Santiago" is designated as the place of confinement of military convicts in the Department 'of Santiago.
RV" COMMA D Or MAJOn G,Irn;EAL LBROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assaitant Adjutant General.


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GENERAL ORDERS, H HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 19.. Havana, Mfarch 11, 1899.
Major Herbert 31. Lord, Additional Paymaster, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 41, Special Orders No. 45, current series, Headquarters of the Army, is announced as Chief Paymaster of the Division, relieving Major George R. siitlt, Paymaster, U. S. Army.
Upon being relieved, Major Smith will remain in Havana until further orders.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKrE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.





















GENERAL ORDERS,) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 20. 5 Havana, M1arch 18, 1899.
To enable him to comply with orders from the War Department, Captain Frank B. McKenna, Assistant Adjutant General, U. S. Volunteers, Aide de Camp, is hereby relieved from the staff of the Major General commanding the Division.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.





















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DvIsIoN OF CUBA,
No. 21. 5 Havana, March 30, 1899.
To enable him to comply with General Orders No. 46, current series, Headquarters of the Army, Captain James A. Campbell, Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from duty as Acting Aide de Camp on the staff of the Major General Commanding. In relieving Captain Campbell, the Division Commander is pleased to add his acknowledgement of the valuable services rendered by this officer while serving on his staff during the war with Spain.
By CO IMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.






















GENERAL ORDERS,) HEADQUARTERS DiVIsIoN OF CUBA,
No. 22. f Havana, March 30, 1899. By direction of the Secretary of War, the regiments of the Regular Army in this Division, will be organized as provided in Sections 2, 3 and 4, General Orders No. 36, current series, Headquarters of the Army.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.






















GENERAL ORDERS,
No. 23. 1


HEADQUARTERS DIvISiON OF CUBA,
Havana, March 80, 1899.


By direction of the Secretary of War, all medical supplies, provisions and clothing, sent by the Red Cross Society to the Island of Cuba; exclusively for charitable pW rposes, as well as all seeds and implements for hospital gar4ens, will be admitted free of duty.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Adjutant Genetdt.







GENERAL 0RnERS, HADQUARTERS DIVISION OF -CUBA,
No. 24. ., Havana, April 15, 1899.
I. Hereafter funds derived from the Customs Service of ,he Island of Cuba, will hereafter be estimated for, disjursed and accounted for under the heads designated in his order; each estimate will be accompanied by an itemzed statement of the probable cost of labor' and material, ,tated s"parately7and covering the gross amount of the stimate. :
1. i Barracks and Quarters,
2. Sanitation,
3. Rural Police and Administration,
4. Public Works, Ports and Harbors,
5. Charities and Hospitas,
6. Miscellaneous,'
7. Civil Government,
8. MUnicipiities,
9. Aid to Destitute,
10. :Quarantine.
II. Under, the head of Barracks and Quarters will be cluded all estimates for repairs, renovation pr disinfec.on of buildings to beused by United States troops as bar%cks or hospitals, the title to which is not -vested in the United States, and will. also include sewer and water serce incident thereto; rent of buildings for troops, offices, orehouses, rent of land for camps and corrals; damages
-used by occupation of properties by troops. III. Under the head of Sanitation will be included all nibry work, including cleaning and repairing of streets; so repairs of sewers and water systems, not properly [argeable under barracks and quarters. IV. Under the head of Rural Police and Administration 'l be included the cost of maintenance of 'rural police; the ice expenses of Military Department Commanders, printg; stationary and furniture; signal and telegraphic serce.
V. Under tle head of Public Works, Ports and Harbors, 'll be included salaries of-officials, clerks and other emoyees, allowance for offices; repairs, maintenance and
istruction of public roads, railroads,' light-houses, etc., t under the charge of the Department of Agriculture, etc. VI. Under the head of Charities and Hospitals will be cluded all contributions and expenditures in behalf of aritable institutions and hospitals; the name of such titution and the amount for each must be stated sepaely.







VII. Miscellaneous. Under this head will'be included all charges not covered by any other of the heads of appropriations, herein provided for.
VIII. Under the head of-Civil'Government will be included the salaries of all civilian clerks and employees, whose appointments have been approved, and whose pay meut has not otherwise been provided for; also allowances for expenses of administration, rent of: offices, and other% items not specifically assigned to other appropriations..:,
IX. Under the head of Municipalities will be included"' all moneys required for the aid of. .such corporations, in whatever form rendered, and not specified ,under other appropriations. Separate estimates will-be made for each municipality by name.
X. Under the head of Aid to Destitute will be included rations and medicines for distribution to thesick and needy, not already pr6vided for under the:head of Charities and Hospitals; also all expenses incident to their, distribution, but not including transportation.
XI. Under the head of Quarantilne will be included all necessary expenses involved in the execution of the provisions of Circular ,No. 9, Division of :Customs and Insular Affairs,: Washington, dated March15, 1899.' �
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL.BROOKE:, -
SW.V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant G ira



















GENERAL ORDER S, HEADQUARTERS DIvIsIoN OF CUBA,
No. 25. 5 Havana, April 17, 18P9.

By direction of the Secretary of War, all men of the regular army serving in this Division, who enlisted between April 21 and October 26, 1898, and are now entitled to discharge under General Orders No. 40, series 1898, Head(luarters of the Army, including hospital corps men, who desire to remain in Cuba or re-enlist, will be discharged by their regimental and post commanders upon their application. Those who elect to go to the United States, will be sent there and discharged, as provided in Circular No. 23, current series, these headquarters, upon receipt of the reports called for.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICIARDS,
Adjutant General.














GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERSDIVISION OF CUBA7
No. 2( . Havana, April 19, 1899.

I. The following changes and assignments are made by direction of the President, viz: The Departments of Matanzas and Santa Clara are merged into one department, and will be known as the Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara, with headquarters at Matanzas, Cuba.
Major General James H. Wilson, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara.
Major General J. C. Bates. U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from command df the Department of Santa Clara, and will send the records of that department to the headquarters, Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara. II. The Departments of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio are merged into one department, and will be known as the Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio, with headquarters at Quemados, Cuba. Major General Fitzhugh Lee, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio;
Brigadier General H. C. Hasbrouck, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from the temporary command of the Department of Pinar del Rio, and will send the records of that department to the headquarters, Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio.
III. Brigadier General Joseph P. Sanger, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from further duty in this Division.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.























GENERAL ORDERS, I HEADQUARTERS-DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 27. 5 Havana, April 24, 1899. Major Ormond M. Lissak, Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, is announced as Chief Ordnance Officer of the Division, relieving Lieutenant Colonel John A. Kress, Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.

























GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 28. 15 Havana, May 13, 1899. Captain fames T. Dean, 10th U. S. Infantry, is announced as aide de camp on the staff of the Major General Commanding, from this date.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.













GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 29. J Havana, 3ay 18, 1899. The allowance of transportation in the Division will be as follows:
FOR EACH DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS.
Fiva (5) four mule tens, wagons and harness complete;
Six (6) horses and equipments complete;
One (1) four horse, or mule, team, spring wagon and
harness complete.
FOR EACH REGIMENT OF CAVALRY.
Thirty six (36) four mule teams, wagons and harness
complete;
One (1) pack train, sixty two (62) mules to each
squadron of cavalry:
i. e., fifty (50) packs and twelve (12) saddle mules;
Oiie (1) dougherty wagon, four (4) mules and harness
complete.
FOR EACII REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY.
Thirty four (34) four mule teams, wagons and harness
complete;
Two (2) horses and equipments complete, for orderlies
for regimental commander;
One (1) dougherty wagon, four (4) mules and harness
complete.
FOR EACH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.
Thirty. (30) four mule teams, wagons and harness complete;
One (1) pack train, sixty two (62) mules for each
mounted battalion:
i. e., fifty (50) packs and twelve (12) saddle mules;
Two (2) horses and equipments complete, for orderlies
for regimental commander;
One (1) dougherty wagon, four (4) mules and harness
complete.







HOSPITAL SERVICE.
Two (2) four horse, or mule, ambulances and harness
complete, for each four hundred (400) of the effective force;
Two (2) four horse, or mule, wagons and harness complete, for each six hundred (600) of the effective
force;
One (1) horse and equipments complete, for orderlies
to each surgeon in charge of a hospital.
Department Commanders will cause the transportation in their respective departments to be selected and assigned in accordance with the above allowance, and will report, without delay, the number of animals (mules and horses, draft, pack and riding) belonging to the Quartermaster's Department on hand in excess thereof.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BnooKE"



Adjutant General.























GENERAL ORDERS, }
No. 30. 1


HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
Havana, May 23, 1899.


Major Robert H. Rolfe, Inspector General, U. S. Volunteers, is announced as Inspector General of the Division, vice Brigadier General Osiwald f. Ernst, U. S. Volunteers, relieved.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.




















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 31. 5 Havana, June 1, 1899.
I. By Direction of the Secretary of War, Major Herbert M. Lord, Additional Paymaster, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty as Chief Paymaster of the Division, and will assume the present duties of Major Francis S. Dodge, Paymaster, U. S. Army, in charge of funds for the payment of the Cuban Army. He will transfer all monies and public property for which he is responsible to Major Dodge.
II. Major Francis S..Dodge, Paymaster, U. S. Army, is announced as Chief Paymaster of the Division.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.




















GENERAL ORDERS,
No..32. I


HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
-Havana, June 17, 1899.


The attention of all officers and enlisted men serving in this Division is called to Army Regulations 762, and they are informed that forwarding official communications direct to the office of the Adjutant General of the Army, as well as the use of political influence to secure favors from the War Department, is in violation of Army Regulations. Any deviation from these regulations in future will subject the offender to trial by court martial.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Adjutant General.





















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CURA,
No. 33.-'Havana, June 19, 1899.
I. General Orders No. 18, current series, these headquarters, is hereby revoked.
II. Morro Castle, Santiago de Cuba, is hereby designated as the place of confinement of military convicts in the Department of Santiago.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.






GENERAL ORDERS,) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 34. Havana, June 20, 1899.
The following regulations are published for the guidance of all concerned. All previous orders relating to the use of the telegraph system of the Island of Cuba are hereby rescinded.
I. The military telegraph of the Island of Cuba will, for public business, be used only for the transmission of important messages of urgency, which, if sent by mail, would probably result in detriment to the public interest.
II. Telegrams will be concise and so written that punctuation marks will not be required to insure understanding. All useless words will be omitted. The last name of the:person addressed and of the sender of the message, or the title of office will generally be sufficient.
III. Messages from the following classes of officials, relating to urgent public business, will be passed without charge, viz:
a. Officers of the United States Government, connected with the Military and Naval Service; -officials of the Postal, Treasury, Marine Hospital, Weather
and Customs Services.
b. The Secretaries of the Civil Government, viz:
Department of State and Government,
Department of Finance,
Department of Justice and Public Instruction,
Department of Agriculture, Commerce, Industries
and Public Works, and their Assistant Secretaries.
Replies or original messages to such officers from their subordinates, if conforming to the provisions of paragraph I, will also be transmitted free. Telegrams sent by General Mdximo Gmez and replies thereto.
c. Judges of First Instance and Instruction,
Inspector General of Forests, (Dept. of Agriculture),
Civil Governors of Provinces,
The Chief Justice and six Associate Justices and
Fiscal, the Secretary or Chief Clerk of the
Supreme Court,
Administrator of Department of Finance,
Auditor of Department of Finance,
Chief Officer, Department of Finance of Provinces,
Auditor, Department of Finance of Provinces,






Alcaldes in communicating with the Governor
General of the Island, Civil Governors of Provinces and Secretaries of the Civil Government,
Officers of the Insular Police.
Replies to officers mentioned above, conforming to the provisions of paragraph I, will also be transmitted free.
IV *, Should messages be sent which, in the judgment of the Chief Signal Officer of the Division of Cuba., contain matter not entitled to free transmission, he will submit a copy of such message to these headquarters.
V. Messages which seent unecesarily long, or to contain matter Iot entitled to free transmission, if sent by properly authorizecl perso s will be accepted; bnt after having been sent, will be forwarded by mail to the Chief Signal Officer, Division of Cuba.
VI. All permission heretofore grantel for free transmission of telegraph messages is hereby revoked, and franks will be issued by the Chief SIgnal Officer of the Division upon application to persons mentioned in the above list.
BYxi COMMAND OF MAJOI GENERAL BROOKE:



A d]jutant General.




















GENERAL ORDERS, { HEADQUARTERS DIvISION OF CURA,
No. 35. 5 Havana, June 21, 1899.
Under authority of the Secretary of War, Fort Columbus, New York harbor, is designated as the place of imprisonment for general prisoners sentenced to confinement for six (6) months or more. Copies of charges and specifications on which convicted, with papers required by Army Regulations 911, will be furnished. Orders for the transportation of military prisoners under this order will be issued from these headquarters upon application of Department Commanders.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Adjutant General.

















GENERAL ORDERS, H EADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 36. 5 Havana, June 28, 1899.
From and after July 1, 1899, the following rate of pay will be allowed to Interpreters in this Division:
-Interpreter to Department Commander, one hundred ($1Q0.00)'dollars per month;
Interpreter to a post of more than two companies, seventyfive ($75.00) dollars per month;
Interpreter to a post of one or two companies, fifty ($50.00) dollars per month.
Where more than one Interpreter is employed at one loca' lity only one will be allowed seventy-five ($75.00) dollars per month, and the others fifty ($50.00) dollars per month.
This order pertains to the employment of Interpreters paid from United States funds as well as those paid from the revenues of the Island, and the amounts named will be compensation in full for all services rendered.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Adjutant General.








GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 37. 4 Havana, July 8, 1899.
Owing to the difficulty and delay in the settlement of accounts rendered to the Quartermaster's Department for transportation of freight, largely due to the irregularities in the manner of issuing and accomplishing bills of lading, and also owing to the lack of record evidence for use of boards of survey called upon to fix the responsibility for losses, the attention of commanding officers and officers doing duty in the Quartermaster's Department, is especially directed to paragraphs 1127 and 1149 of the Army Regulations relative to these matters. It is directed that the recorders of all boards of survey, acting upon cases of alleged losses or discrepancies in the delivery of goods by common carriers shall, in all cases, give ample notice to the local agent of such carriers of the convening of said board of survey, stating fully the purpose for which said board is convened, giving carriers ample time to submit any evidence they may desire to present affecting the matter in question; and no report of the proceedings of the board of survey in such matters will be held as complete by reviewing officers, without evidence that such opportunity has been given carriers held responsible for any loss.
Much of the delay and irregularity has been due, also, to the lack of familiarity on the part of carriers with the requirements governing military service in these matters, and the board of survey will, in its notification to the carriers, name time and place of the meeting of the board; the amount of stores alleged to be lost or damaged; the initial point and destination of shipment; the officer issuing bill of hiding and the date thereof, and will advise the principal agents of the carriers of their rights in the premises.
Special care must be taken in preparing bills of lading as well as in the accomplishment of them. Absolute accuracy is necessary in both to facilitate settlement of accounts when presented for payment.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



,Adjutant General.
























GENERAL ORDERS,
No. 38. 1


HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
Havana, July 28, 1899.


Major Frederick A. Smith, 1st U. S. Infantry, is hereby announced as Acting Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of the Division Commander. He will take station in Havana, Cuba.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Adjutant General.




















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 39. 5 Havana, August 10, 1899.

All ration returns for civilian employees for whom rations are drawn under Army Regulations 1252, as amended by General Orders No. 106, series of 1898, Headquarters of the Army,- will hereafter be endorsed with the fact that rate of pay does not exceed sixty ($60.00) dollars per month, the circumstances of the service makes the issue necessary, the terms of the engagement provide for it, and that the parties for whom the rations are drawn are-paid from the appropriation for the support of the Army.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



djutant General.






















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 40. S Havana, August 16, 1899.
Lieutenant Commander Lucien Youwng, U. S. Navy, having, reported to the 'Major General Commanding for duty, in compliance with orders from the Secretary of the Navy, is hereby announced as Captain of the Port of Havana. He will assume the duties pertaining to that office from this date.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.























GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIvISION OF CUBA.
No. 41. 5 Havana, September 13, 1899.
In sending official telegrams over the Cuban Submarine Telegraph Company's lines, punctuation will be made by writing the name of the mark intended, as "period," "comma," etc., instead of the signs used to indicate them. This is rendered necessary for the purpose of facilitating settlement of the company's accounts with the government.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General,






















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 42. 5 Havana, September 28, 1899.
Colonel George H. Burton, Inspector General, U. S. Army, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 35, Special Orders No. 174, current series, Headquarters of the Army, is announced as Inspector General of the Division of Cuba, relieving Major Robert H. Rolfe, Inspector General, U. S. Volunteers, who is announced as Assistant Inspector General of the Division.
BY COMMAND OF M AJOR GENERAL BROOKEP:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.
























GENERAL RDERS,
No. 43. 1


HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
Havana, September 29, 1899.


Major Oliver E. Wood, Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters, is announced as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Division.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.

















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 44. 5 Havana, October 5, 1899.
Major James B. Hickey, Assistant Adjutant General, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 31, Special Orders 216, current sericis, Headquarters of the Army, is hereby announced as Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of the Division Commander, with station in Havana, Cuba, and will relieve Major Frederick A. Smith, 1st U. S. Infantry, of his present duties as Acting Assistant Adjutant General at these headquarters.
Major Smith upon being relieved, will report to the Cornmanding General, Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio, for assignment to station.
The travel enjoined is necessary for the public service.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.



















GENER.XL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 45. t Havana, October 18, 1899.
The transportation of this Division having been reduced in accordance with the provisions of General Orders No. 29, current series, these headquarters, it is hereby ordered that it be employed only for military purposes. The use of public aninals, wagons, carts or ambulances for sanitary or other civil work is strictly prohibited. Depot and post quartermasters will make frequent inspections of transportation and will require the best of care taken of it. Animals which are able to do light work will not be reported for inspection and condemnation.
Department Conmanders will require their Inspectors General to give particular attention to the government transportation in their departments and report to them any neglect observed.
There is no source from which to replenish it, hence the necessity for the greatest care of that which is on hand.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.



















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIvisioN OF CUBA,
No. 46. 5 Havana, October 21, 1899.
An allotment of twelve hundred and two and 80/100 ($1,202.80) dollars from the current appropriation,. for shooting galleries and ranges having been made to the Division, the following amounts from that appropriation are allotted to the several departments comprising the Division of Cuba, to wit:
Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara... 317.52,
Department of the Province of Havana and
Pinar del Rio ..........................317.52,
Department of Havana .......................... 114.16,
Department of Santiago and Puerto Principe .................................. ........... 453.60,

$1,202.80.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.





















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA.
No. 47. 5 Havana, November 11, 1899,
In 6rder to enable him to comply with the provisions of paragraph 25, Special Orders No. 256, current series, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Major Robert M. O'Reilly, Medical Department, U. S. Army, is hereby relieved from duty as Chief Surgeon of this Division, to take effect on the 12th instant.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.





















GENER&L ORDERS,
No. 48S. I


HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
Havana, November 18, 1899.


Major W. Fitzhugh Carter, Surgeon, U. S. Army, having reported at these headquarters for duty from leave of absence, is announced as Acting Chief Surgeon of the Division.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVIS'ON OF CUBA,
No. 49. f Havana, December 13, 1899.
I. Until further orders, the rations to be supplied to the destitute of Cuba will consist of the following components, except as provided in paragraph II of this order, to wit:
Twenty-five (25) lbs. of flour or hard bread, " Fifty (50) ,, of bacon, I Twenty (20) ,, of rice,
Ten (10) ,, of beans, To 100 rations. Four (4) ,, of salt,
Four (4) ,, of soap, 9
II. The stock on hand will be disposed of in accordance with the orders existing prior to the issuance of this order. In completing rations on hand, when necessary to buy any component with a view of bringing it up tQ the present authorized requirements, the purchases will be made to conform to paragraph I of this order for the kind and qnantity of the component therein authorized.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
A djutant General.
















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DiVISION OF CUBA,
No. 50. 5 Havana, December 14, 1899.
Owing to the necessity of frequent changes in the station of enlisted men of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, now in Cuba., all special orders issued from these headquarters under the provisions of paragraph I, General Orders No. 31, current series, Headquarters of the Army, will be received'as proper authority for the payment of commutation of rations at any post at which the men many be stationed, and also as-authority for renting quarters for them, when such commutation of rations and rental of quarters are necessary. Commissaries of subsistence will endorse on the order the (late to which they have paid commutation of rations, and quartermasters the date to which quarters have been paid prior to the soldier changing station, which information will be promptly communicated to the commissar* and quartermaster of the new station to which the soldier is ordered.
Byr (OMMANI) OF MA.JOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adqjutant General.






















GENERAL ORDERS, } HEADQUARTERS DivisioN OF CUBA,
No. 51. 5 Havana, December 15, 1899.
Lieutenant Colonel Calvin De Witt, Deputy Surgeon General, U. S. Army, haviug reported at these headquarters on December 13, 1899, in compliance with paragraph 10, Special Orders No. 268, current series, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, is hereby announced as Chief Surgeon of the Division.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
A djutant General.


















GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 52. f Havana, December 20, 1899.
In obedience to the orders of the President, the undersigned hereby relinquishes command of the Division of Cuba.
To the officers and soldiers of the command, I desire to express a full appreciation of the inanner in which they have discharged the delicate and arduous duties devolving upon them, reflecting, as it, does, honor to themselves and to their country.
To the officers I am indebted for their loyal support and intelligent performance of all demands made upon them, and trust that their efforts have had much to do in laying the foundation for peace and prosperity to the people of Cuba.




Major General,
United States Army.























GENERAL. ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 53. 1Havana, December 20, 1899.
In compliance with the directions of the President, as published in General Orders No. 206, current series, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Division, and in addition thereto will exercise the authority of Military Governor of the Island of Cuba.




Major General, U. S. Volunteers, Military Governor.






















GENERA.L ORDERS,
No. 54. 1


HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
Havana, December 21, 1899.


First Lieutenant Edward C. Brooks, 6th U. S. Cavalry, and Second Lieutenant Matthew E. Hanna, 2d U. S. Cavalry, are announced as Aides de Camp to the Major General Commanding.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL WOOD:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.












GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DivISION OF CUBA,
No. 55. 5 Havana, December 28, 1899.
There will be constructed at all posts in this Division, not already provided, a target range for at least two and three hundred yards practice. Five, six and seven hundred yards will be laid out, if possible, so as to provide for skirmish practice. When the shorter range only can be procured, practice will b6 had on a target at one hundred and two hundred yards, standing position; at the same target at three hundred yards, sitting, kneeling and prone position practice will be had. Special instructions will be given as to the use of sights, windage, etc. Skirmish practice will be had whenever practicable, and every precaution will be taken to prevent accidents on or off the range. On the abbreviated ranges, reports will be made of all firing, separate reports for prone position, changing the heading from five and six hundred yards to the actual distance fired.
Ranges will be rented by the year; they will be cleared, and butts and firing points will be constructed by labor of the troops. Estimates will be made, with the least practicable delay, for the material required for construction, and forwarded to these headquarters through department commanders for approval.
The months of January, February, March and April will constitute the target season.
Requisition will be at once made for the necessary material for gallery practice and for the range.
Pistol practice will be had by the cavalry and mounted troops as prescribed in firing regulations.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL WOOD:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.




















GENERAL ORDERS, Hf-EADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. -56. 5 Havana, December 29, 1899. With the approval of the Secretary of War, Major William M. Black, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, is announced as Chief Engineer, Division of Cuba.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL WOOD:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Adjutant General.



















































































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HEAI)QUARTERS

DIVISION OF CUBA.



Havana, Decembeip 31, 1899.


(GENERAL ORDERS No. 56 is the last issued from these
headquarters during the current year.































































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CIRCULAR, ) HEADQUARTERS DIVIsION OF CUBA,
No.1. 5 Havana, January 5, 1899.

The following communication from the War Department is published for the information and guidance of all concerned:
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, December 28,1898 Commanding General,
Division of Cuba,
Havana, Cuba.
Sir: Referring to previous instructions from this office to the effect that when ever an enlisted man is discharged from the service, in making report thereof t( this office, the name of the camp at which the regiment was stationed or where the man was discharged be given, the MIajor Ganeral Comdinding th Arny directs that these instructions be supplemented so as to require that the report give the city, town or village near which the camp is situated, it being frequently] the case that the same name has been given to two camps.
Very respectfully, H. 0. S. HEISTAND, Assistant Adjutant Genera


By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE,

L. W. V. KENNON, Assistant Adjutant General



OFFICIAL:



First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Aide de Camp.




















CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 2. 5 Havana, January 11, 1899.
The attention of regimental and company commanders is called to the large number of men asking for and receiv& ing furloughs who have not means to pay their expenses going from and returning to their proper stations. Hereafter no application for furlough will be forwarded, unless the company or detachment commander is satisfied that the applicant has sufficient money to pay all expenses going and returning.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE,
W. V. RICHARDS,
Assistant Adjutant General.
OFFICIAL:


First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry,
Aide de Camp.








CIRCULAR, ' HEADQUARTERS DIVIsiON OF CUBA, No. 3.5 Havana, January 16, 1899.
Timely estimates for Cuban Rations will be sent by Department Commanders to the Adjutant General, Division of Cuba, in time to supply the needs of destitute persons in their Departments. The number of indigent rations ordered by the Division Commander for shipment to Departments in Cuba will be invoiced by the Depot Commissary to the Quartermaster for transportation to the officer ordered by the Department Commander to receive and distribute them. Cases containing articles of the indigent ration when received will be marked "C. R." for identificatin, and will be kept, separate from the rations intended f)r the use of the troops. They can be utilized when necessary for the troops, but should l)e replaced as soon as possible by the commissary officer making use .of them for issue. A careful record will be kept of the issue of the "*ubani ration" and reports made to these Headquarters monthly. Department conmanders m ill provide the necessary protect.in and guar(ls for the care of the suores While being distributed.
Chief Co'mmissaries of Departments will transfer to medical officers in charge of hospitals subsistence funds required by General Orders 116, A. G. 0., series 1898, modified by General Orders 136, A. G. 0., series 1898. Where there happens to be no Chief Commissary on duty in the Department, requisitions will bb forwarded to the Chief Commissary of the Division.
The Chief Commissaries of the Departments of the Province o)f Havana, Havana and Pinar del Rio will call on the Depot Commissatry at Havana for subsistence supplies for the troops in their Departments; Chief Commissary of the Departileitt o(f Mataizas will call on the Depot Commissary at Matanzas; Chief Comnmissary of the Department of Santa Clara on the Depot Commissary at Cienfuegos; Chief Commissary, Department of Puerto Principe, on the Depot Commissary at Nuevitas; Chief Commissary of the Department of Santiago on the Depot Commissary at Santiago or on the Depot in that Department that may be most convenient.
At least thirty (30) days' supply of subsistence stores will be kept on hand at every station of U. S. troops in the Division of Cuba, and requisitions giving the amonnt on hand and the amount to be supplied will be made every month for an amount sufficient to last the command sixty (60) days.







Commutation of rations will be paid by the Chief Coinmissary of the Department in which the soldier entitled to it is stationed. Where there is no Chief Commissary on duty in the Department, vouchers for payment of commutation will be presented to the local Depot Commissary Officer or forwarded to the Chief Commissary of the Division. Chief Commissaries. will provide themselves with sufficient funds for the payment.of commutation and transfers to medical officers.
Certified vouchers for the payment of supplies which it is necessary to purchase in an emergency, at any station, will be forwarded to the Chief Commissary of the Division with explanation for the necessity.
Fresh meat and ice will be procured daily from the local contractor, and fresh vegetables in lots sufficient for the period of ten (10) days. Certified vouchers for the payment of the amount of these articles furnished at each station will'be forwarded at the end of each month to the Depot Commissary at Havana.
Transfers of subsistence supplies.will be made to Division and Brigade Commissaries only as contemplated by General Orders 110, A. G. 0., series 1898, by Depot Commissary, except in cases of separate regiments and detachments serving independently.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Assistant Adjutant General.




















CIRCULAR 7 HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 4.5 Havana, January 18, 1899.
All officers on duty in this Division, belonging to regiments ordered to be mustered out, will be relieved from such duty and ordered to join their regiments by their respective department commanders.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General.
OFFICIAL:


Major and Chief Ordnance Offcer,
Acting Aide de Camp.

















CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 5. f Havana, January 28, 1899.
The attention of medical officers in this Division is called to the provisions of General Orders No. 116, Adjutant General's Office series 1898. This order authorizes the expenditure of not to exceed sixty (60) cents per patient, per day, but does not direct such expenditure unless necessary. Any balance not so expended will be account 'd for on the Account Current.
Estimates for funds under this order ordinarily should be made in advance; but it is admissable to estimate for the exact amount required at the end of each month. These requisitions will be approved by the post commander, before they are forwarded.
Surgeons can purchase stores for sales from the Commissary out of this fund.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Assistant Acjutant General.





















CIRCULAR, 1 "HEADQUARTERS IiVISION OF CUBA,
No. 6. 5 Havana, January 31, 1899.

The following is published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

"WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, January, 19, 1899. SIR: Replying to your cablegram of 12th instant, inquiring what officials in Cuba can legally perform duties pertaining to consular offices, the functions of such offices, provided for by Section 1750 of the Revised Statutes, having ceased in the Island, I have the honor to advise you that, as the consular representation of the United States as provided in said section has been discharged during the continuance of a state of hostilities by the consular representatives of Great Britain in the Island of Cuba, it would seem proper that these officers should continue to discharge those duties until the technically existing condition of war shall be definitely ended by the ratification and exchange of the treaty of peace. The course herein indicated is the only practicable one to be pursued under the circumstances. Very respectfully, G. D. MEIKLEJOHN,
Assistant Secretary of War.
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN R. BROOKE,
MVilitary Governor of Cuba, Havana, Cuba."

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:





Assistant Adjutant General.


















CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DIvIsIoN OF CUBA,
No. 7. 5 Havana, February 8, 1899.
Leaves of absence granted by Department Commanders to officers'desiring to go beyond the limits of this Division will be forwarded to these headquarters for the approval of the Division Commander. If conditions are urgent, action can be obtained by telegraphic communication.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Assitant Adjutant General.




















CIRCULAR, I HEADQUARTERS DIvIsION OF CUBA,
No. 8. f Havana, February 9, 1899.
Post commanders in this Division will render their post returns so as to reach these headquarters not later than the tenth day of the following month. Great care should be exercised in the preparation of these returns, and the instructions printed thereon will be strictly complied with.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Asistant Adjutant General.








CIRMctntR HEAbtjUAUThis Divso bt *'Ot1',
~o.9.Havait, February" 18,q,9.

The following suggestions of the Surgeon OGneFolypfl e Army are published for the information ana,.aYs,,ar,.4,s practicable, the guidance of all concerned. (Cox missined officers are charged with carrying out the advh ee gien. Upon their care and attention will depend, to a griait extent, the health of their ,commands: .. i,,
"WAR DE PARTMErT, Surgeon Generca s ee�. 0 2 1898:


Second.Unacelimated troops should not be stationedin any o, *l yolloW-fevertl'ifected cities of the island, and, after the first of April, they should notbe p ermtted to visit these cities unless an urgent military reason maies their'presence necessary. Camps should be located so far away from these infected citis that 1ladniu~r~ti -itereourse will be difficult, and stringent orders.: sh, -ldbe :ap and Ie nforcedtu prnvti shdh'intercourse.,
Every cadif ' hould have a qharantine camp and hospital for tle deteqtign, uader dberiai6n, df all persons who have been exposed, eitie-r wlti orwthont authority, in a yellow-fev'er-infected'locality. All suspicbus cases f fever sh6uld atonce be removed to the hospital at the quarantine camp.
Third. The most stringent regulatons should be enforced p presgrve the
health of the trdopt" As a'basis for such sanitary regulations fres'peuy cpl attention toth f llovtfng extract from my circular No. 1, dated A'i ', 98:
"In Cubit our ai'rmiswill have to contend not only with malarial f versganf the usual camp diseases-typho id fever, diarrhea, and disentery-- u� tley will be mere orless exposed'inloealities where fever is endemic and under conditions extremely l'd-rilble'for the devdlopment of an epidemic among unacclimated trosaS. -Ili View of th'i danger, the attention of medical officers, and of all others responsible for the health of our troops .in the field, is iinit9d, ,tqte following receom m end ifonh': ". .... . .. ., ,, " - 4,1
When praotieable, camps should be established on high and well-drained ground, not preViotsl~y occupied.'
,i ,., inks id.oomld',bettug.hefdre,4'amp is occupied, or as soon after as practicable. The surface of fedal matter should be covered with fresh earth or quicklime, or ashes, three times a day.
New sinks should be dug and old ones filled when contents of old ones are two feet from the surface of the ground.
Every man should be punished who fails to make use of the sinks.
All kitchen refuse should be promptly buried, and perfect sanitary police maintained.
Troops should drink only boiled or filtered water and coffee or tea (hot or cold) except where spring water can be obtained which is pronounced to be wholesome by a medical officer.
Every case of fever should receive prompt attention. If albumen is found in the urine of a patient with fever, it should be considered suspicious (of yellow fever), and le hould be placed in an isolated tent. The discharges of patients with fever should always be disinfected at once with a solution of carbolic acid I5 per cent.), or of chloride of lime (0 ounces to a gallon of water), or with milk of lime made from fresh quicklime.
Whenever a case of yellow fever occurs in camp, the troops should be promptly moved to fresh camping ground located a mile or more from the infected camp.
No doubt typhoid fever, camp diarrhea, and probably yellow fIver, are frequently communicated to soldiers in camp through the agency of flies, which swarm about fecal matter and filth of all kinds deposited upon the ground or in shallow pits, and directly convey infectious material, attached to their feet or con-







tained in their excreta, to the food which is exposed wh~le being preparedat I company kitchens, or while being served in the mess tent. It is for this rea, that a strict sanitary police is so important; also because the water supply may contaminated in the same way, or by surface drainage.
If it can be avoided, marches should not be made in the hottest part of day-from 10 a. m. to 5. p. m.
When called upon for duty at night or early In the morning, a cup of hot ef should be taken.
It is unsafe to eat heartily or drink freely when greatly fatigued or overheat( Ripe fruit may be eaten in moderation, but green or overripe fruit will g rise to bowel complaints. Food should be thoroughly cooked, and free fr fermentation or putrefactive changes.
In decidedly malarious localities from three to five grains of quinine may taken in the early morning as a prophylactic, but thetaking of quinine as a r tine practice should only be recommended under exceptional circumstances.
Light woolen underclothing should be worn, and when a soldier's clothing bedding becomes damp from exposure to rain or heavy dews, the first opportui should be taken to dry it in the sun or by fires."
Fourth. When cases of yellow fever occur in a camp or barracks tnder si circumstances as to indicate that the locality is infected, the troops should atol be removed. The disasterous mistake has frequently been made of removing sick, and leaving the well in an infected locality. To repeat this mistake, in light of our present knowledge, would be unpardonable.
The most dangerous towns upon the island of Cuba, so far as yellow fevet concerned, were pointed out by me in a letter to the honorable the Secretary ofI dated March 25, 1898. This list includes all the principa seaport cities-Hav Matanzas, Cirdenas, Cienfuegos, Sagua, Manzanillo, Nuevitas, Santiago, and GU t(namo. The disease is also endemic at Puerto Principe, Remedios, Jfrcaro, I Antonio, and certain other inland towns.
Very respectfully,
GEO. M. STERNBERG,
Sutrgen General, U. S. Army."

By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:

W. V. RICHARDS,
Assistant Adjutant Gener,










s.ationsi.win at one proviae lnemsetves wItM a commissarybook, and necessary blank forms for rendering report ,of stores on *brnd,- by requisition on the Chief - : mi ssry .of Subsistence,, Division of -Cuba. 'The -commiss.ry book will beiept iaraccordance with directions:contained therein, Report of stores on handwillbe ma.de immediately on ,,eceipt of blanks, and thereafter monthly.
,Estimates for fuids will bemiade monthly - to .the Chief Commissary of the Division, and ill surplus funds will be trAnsferrea1to hbm at the enduof .eaeh month. All deficiencies in proper storage for subsistence stores will be promptly reported to the Chief Commissary of the Division, (par. 8, Subsistence Manual). V * V ers'1or commutation of rations will be accompanied by the furlough or order and the soldier's individual receipt, (form 13).
Attention is invited to variations that can be made in the ration by the issue of I/jo canned salmon in lieu of fresh beef, 1/10 corn meal in lieu of flour, 1/10 hominy in lieu of the dry vegetable component, or j rice and I beans. Tea in lieu of coffee, molasses in lieu of sugar, in quantities as provided in A. R. 1253. These additional articles will be kept on hand for issue.
The proportion of fresh vegetables is 100% of potatoes, or 80 % of potatoes and 20% of onions, or 70% of potatoes a nd 30% canned tomatoes, or 70% of potatoes and 30%o of other fresh vegetables not canned. Under this variation, troops can often be supplied with vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, onions and cabbage, purchased in the vicinity of posts. Application for authority for such purchases, giving amounts and prices, should be made to these head%uarters.
In issuing tomatoes, cans will hereafter be estimated as follows:
2 7-pound cans at 1 pounds.
2--pound cans at 2 pounds.
3 - -pound cans at 21 pounds.
1 -gallon cans at'6j pounds.
Canned goods of all kinds that are fermented or damaged so as to be unfit for issue can easily be detected by the appearance of the can, which is either bulged or leaky.







Ono can in a case may be thus damaged, and, all othcrs in good condition; hence care will be taken to reject cans only after inspection of each one. A full description of marks on labels and boxes of rejected stores will be taken and sent to the depot commissary Iwho furnished them, and the stores will be at once destroyed, under A. R. 708. If these stores are from those furnished for destitute Cubans the articles so destroyed will be replaced by the depot com missary furnishing them, who will render to the Chiel Conmissary, Division of Cuba, a monthly statement of number of cans replaced, and a full description of label on the caus, and marks on the boxes, of those destroyed.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:


Ansitant Adjutant General,





















CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 11. 5 Havana, February 15, 1899.
Owing to the limited amount of rolling stock on the various railroads in Cuba, the attention of commanding officers and quartermasters is called to the importance of discharging trains consigned to them with the least possible delay, in order that the cars may be returned to the proper roads. Unless this is done there will necessarily be delay in furnishing military supplies throughout the Division.
By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Assistant Adjutant General.











CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVIsION OF CUBA,
No. 12. 5Havana, February 20, 1899.

The board of surgeons appointed pursuant to Special Orders No. 20, current series, Division of Cuba, "to devise some uniform system of disinfection of grounds, buildings, and appurtenances of all buildings and sites formerly occupied by Spanish troops, before their being assigned to United States troops for habitation,'I" having submitted its report to these headquarters, and said report having been referred to and approved by the Chief Surgeon of the Division, the same, together with the remarks of the Chief Surgeon thereon, is published for adoption by the commanding generals of the several departments and the information of all concerned, to wit:

MILITARY HOSPITAL NO. 2,
Havana. February 8, 1899.
:1: *[ *[ * *q

The old, stone Spanish barracks being, as a rule, dark and poorly ventilated, it is recommended that, where necessary, additional doors and windows be made, or the windows already existing be enlarged, so as to furnish abundant direct sunlight and ventilation.
Railway cars, both passenger and freight, were extensively used in transporting men sick with yellow, fever and smallpox to their hospitals at Regle. These cars should be thoroughly scrubbed, and disinfected by a solution of corrosive sublimate or by formaldehyde.

FLOORS.
[a] Wooden floors, including joists on lower story, are to be taken up, and replaced by tongued and grooved lumber or tiles 'If In upper stories, all decayed wood to be removed and replaced: All joists to be washed with milk or lime and painted, and a new floor, as suggested above, laid. If on the ground, the earth should be removed for a depth of say 12 inches, and the space filled with concrete and paved with tiling, cement, or asphalt. The new floor should be above the ground level.
[b] Tile or cement floors, if In good condition, to be thoroughly scrubbed with lye, soap, and hot water, and then washed with a solution of corrosive sublimate; if in bad condition, to be taken up, disinfected, and relaid after the ground is prepared as mentioned above.
[e] Earth floors to be excavated to a depth of 12 inches, filled In with concrete, and paved with tile, cement, or asphalt.

WALLS AND CEILINGS.
When painted, they are tobe washed with the bi-chloridesolu+ion, and repainted; when kalsomined, to be scraped, washed thoroughly with milk of lime. and rekalsomined.

WINDOW FRAMES, DOORS, AND OTHER WOODWORK,
To be most carefully examined, and any rotten material removed and burned.








The sound parts are to be scrubbed with lye en(l hot water, washed with bi-chloride solution, and repainted.

CESSPOOLS.
[a] External cesspools, if their use becomes necessary, are to be emptied with the odorless excavator, to be thoroughly cleaned, and the wails cemented, after spraying with milk of lime.
[b] Such as are to be abandoncd, if full, are to be emptied, filled with earth, and paved over with cement or asphalt.
If the contents are four feet or more from the surface, they may be treated as follows, if they are sufficiently solid:
[1] Covered with a layer of quicklime of six inches its depth.
[5] Filled with dry earth.
[3] Paved over with cement or asphalt.
[c] Internal cesspools are to be emptied, cleaned, sprayed withmilk of lime, filled with dry earth, and sealed with cement or asphalt.

POLICE OF GROUND. All weeds. high grass, dead vegetation, thick shrubbery, or banana plants in the vicinity are to be removed and burned. All marslhk spots and stagnant pools are to be drained, and the surface of the ground thoroughly policed. No flower or vegetable beds should be permitted in immediate proximity to the barracks. All wooden outhouses, palm huts, etc., to be burned.
Cisterns are to be pumped out, cleaned by scrubbing, and painted and cemented when necessary.
All articles of furniture, unless of plain wood and easy of disinfection with soap, water, and corrosive sublimate solutions, should be destroyed or submitted to steam disinfection.
The solutions referred to in this report are as follows:

CORROSIVE SUBLIMATE SOLUTION.
Corrosive sublimate ............................................ I part -1 ounce.
Munriatic acid ........................................... 1 part --I ounce.
W ater ................................................................. .1,000 parts-3 gallons,
or 1 bucketful.
NOTr-Hard water should not be used unless it is, boiled. By preference, use rainor distilled water.

MILK OF LIME.
Chlorlde of lim e ..................................................................... 1 part.
W ater ..................................................................................... 20 parts.
All lime must be freshly burned.
J. R. KEAN, Major and Brigade Surgeon, U. S. V. S. P. KRAMER, Major and Brigade Surgeon, U. S. V. E. de Ia CALLE, Major and Brigade Surgeon, U. S. V.

HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SURGEON, Isauna, rlbruary 17, IS99.
Respectfully returned, with the following comments: The use of odorless excavators, as mentioned on page 4, is not imperative. When they cannot be procured, other methods of removing the contents of cesspools may be adopted.
The idea underlying the recommendation in regard to floors is that the earth, in previously occupied buildings, is likely to contain disease germs. It should there-








fore be taken up, to a reasonable depth, and replaced, or at least the new, exposed surface be coated by impermeable material, in order to avoid fresh saturation. Where tiles, asphal 6 or cement cannot, tongued and grooved lumber may be used for floors. Unless these conditions can be complied with, I recommend that the buildings in question be not occupied.
R. M. O'REILLY,
Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Vois., Chief Surgeon.

BY COMtMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKEn:




Assistant Adjutant General.



















CIRCU'LAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
No. 13. 5 Havana, February 22, 1899.
Quartermasters serving in this Division will forward all communications intended for the Quartermaster General of the Army through the office of the Chief Quartermaster of the Division, except personal reports and such as relate to the settlement of their accounts.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:
W. V. RICHARDS,
Assistant Adjutant General.
OFFICIAL:


Assistant Adjutant General, U. S.
























CIRCULAR No. 14. 5


HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
Havana, March 4, 1899.


Under instructions from the War Department, the legal age limits for all original enlistments in the Army are eighteen and thirty-five years.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:



Adjutant General.




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INDEX TO AND CIRCULARS ISSUED FROM HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA. 1899. I 4

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INDEX OF NAMES TO General Orders and Circulars. Bates, J. C........................1, Birnie, R...........................8, Black, W. M......................... Brooke, J. R......................... Brooks, E. C........................ Burton, G. H........................ Campbell, J. A..................... Carpenter, L. H................... Carter, W. F........................ Davis, G. W................ Dean, J. 7............................ DeWitt, C............................ Dodge, P. S.......................... Ernst, O. H.......................... Hanna, M ......................... Hasbrouck, H. C.................. Hickey, J. B......................4, 26 17 56 52 54 42 20 1 48 1 28 51 31 2 54 26 44 Kress, J. A........................... Ladd, E. F........................... Laine, D. 7.......................... Lee, F.................................. Lissak, O. M........................ Lord, H. M.....................19, O'Reilly, R. M...................... Page, P. M.......................... Rolfe, R. H................14, 30, Sanger, J. P......................... Smith, F. A.....................38, Wilson, J. H......................1, Wood, O. E.......................... W ood, L......:................... Young, L.............................. 17 9 13 26 27 31 47 3 42 26 44 26 43 53 40

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INDEX OF SUBJECTS TO General Orders and Circulars. ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPOT. Captain F. M. Page, A. A. G., U. S. V., announced as Asst. Adjt. General........................................................................ 3 Major F. A. Smith, 1st Infantry, announced as Asst. Adjt. General......................................................................... 38 Major J. B. Hickey, A. A. G., U. S. V., announced as Asst. Adjt. General................................................................. 44 AIDE-DE-CAMP. Captain J. T. Dean, 10th Infantry, announced as............ 28 1st Lieut. E. C. Brooks, 6th Cavalry, announced as............ 54 2d Lieut. M. E. Hanna, 2d Cavalry, announced as.............. 54 ARiY. Organization of regiments as provided by G. O. 36, A. G. O. 1899................................................................................ 22 Discharge of volunteers desiring to enlist into the regula r.................. ..............................................................C ir. 1 9 Transfer of volunteers desiring to remain in the regular..Cir. 20 Men entitled to discharge under G. O. 40, S. "98," to be sent to U. S. in detachm ents.............................................Cir. 23 Remains of deceased officers and soldiers, how to be sen t...... ....................................................................C ir. 17 Age limit for enlistment for the regular.................Cir. 14 Allotment of pay by enlisted men to their families...........Cir. 20 BOARD OF SUREY. Recorder of, to give notice to carriers in cases of loss by the same................................................................................... 37 Copies of, in which carriers are held responsible, to be forwarded to Chief Quartermaster of the Division...........(Cir. 34 COMMUNICATION. Official, to be forwarded through proper channels................. 32 CONSULS. Functions of, to be performed by collectors................. Cir. 29 Functions of, for the U. S., by whom to be performed.....Cir. 6 CUba. No grant of property, franchise or concession in.............Cir. 16 Estimate for Cuban Rations........... ..................Cir. 3 Component of Cuban Ration............................................. 49 CUBA, DivisroN OF. [See also "Departments."] Capt. J. A. Campbell, A. Q. M., U. S. V., relieved from duty in. 21

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6 Capt. J. B. Hickey, 8th Cavalry, detailed on the Staff of the Com dg. General of the ... ............. ............................... 4 Relinquishing command of the.............................................. 52 Assuming command of the................................................. 53 Appointment of Maj. W. M. Black, C. E., U. S. A., as Chief Engineer of the.............................. ................................. 56 CUSTOMS SERVICE Appointment of Major E. F. Ladd, U. S. V., as Treasurer and Disbursing Officer of the.......................................... 9 Classification of funds derived from the................................. 24 Imports for the Red Cross Society, free of duty..................... 23 Imports for Post Exchanges free ofduty, how to be made. Cir. 32 DEPARTMENTS. Establishing, in the Division of Cuba.................................... 1 Assignment of Comdg. Generals to....................................1, 26 Removal of headquarters Dept. -Santa Clara to Cienfuegos.. 5 Consolidation of................................................................... 26 DISBURSING OFFICERS. Desiring credit with North American Trust Co. to forward estim ates.....................................................................C ir. 22 DISCHARGE. [See also "Army."] Soldiers applying for, under G. 0. 40, A. G. 0., 98. 25. & Cir. 24 Name of Camp to be given where soldier is discharged...Cir. 1 EXCHANGE, POST. [See "Customs Service."] FURLOUGHS. As regards means of going and returning from...............Cir. 2 GAZETTE. Announcement of the official................................................. 11 GALLERY PRACTICE. [See "Target Practice."] HOSPITAL. Soldiers sent to, to be supplied with certain articles of clothing .................. ............................. ............................... C ir. 31 Designation of M ilitary, No. 2..........................., ................. 7 INSPECTOR GENERAL'S DEPOT. Brig. General 0. H. Ernst, U. S. V., announced as Inspector General.............................................................................. 2 Major R. H. Rolfe, U. S. V., announced as Asst. to the Inspector General................................................................. 14 Major R. H. Rolfe, U. S. V., announced as Inspector General...... .......................................................................... 30 Major R. H. Rolfe, U. S. V., relieved as Inspector General.... 42 Colonel G. H. Burton, U. S. A., announced as Inspector G eneral.............................................................................. 42 Major R. H. Rolfe, U. S. V., announced as Asst. to the Inspector General................................................................ 42

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7 INTERMENT. Of soldiers in the National Cemetery............................. Cir. 26 INTERPRETERS. Fixing salary of.................................................................... 36 LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Applications for, to go beyond the Island of Cuba to be forwarded to these headquarters ................................ Cir. 7 MAPS. Copies of, to be sent to Division Headquarters.................. 33 MEDICINE. [See "Med. Dept."] MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. Major D. T. Laine, U. S. V., announced as Asst. to Chief Surgeon........................................................................... 13 Issue of medicines to Cubans, not to be made from Army Supply ........................................................................C ir. 28 Major R. M. O'Reilly, U. S. A., relieved as Chief Surgeon..... 47 Major W. F. Carter, U. S. A., announced as Acting Chief Surgeon.............................................................................. 48 Major W. F. Carter, U. S. A., relieved as Acting Chief Surg eon ................................................................................. 5 1 Lieut. Col. Calvin DeWitt, U. S. A., announced as Chief Surgeo n ................................................................................... 51 Expenditure of funds for patients................................... Cir. 5 MUSTER OUT. Officers belonging to regiments to be, to be relieved from duty and ordered to join their respective regiments ... Cir. 4 ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT. Quarterly Statement of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores....... 10 Accountability of Ordnance Stores left by the Spanish......... 12 Lt. Col. R. Birnie, U. S. V., announced as Chief Ordnance Officer ............................................ 8 Lt Col. R. Birnie, U.S. V., relieved as Chief Ordnance Officer. 17 Lt. Col. J. A. Kress, U. S. V., announced as Chief Ordnance Officer. ...................................... .17 Lt. Col. J. A. Kress, U. S. V., relieved as Chief Ordnance O fficer.............................. ................................... 27 Major 0. M. Lissak, U. S. V., announced as Chief Ordnance O fficer............................................................................ 2 7 ORDERS. Revoking general, N? 18, C. S. Div., in regard to Santiago Jail.................................................................................. 33 PAY DEPARTMENT. Major G. R. Smith, U. S. A., relieved as Chief Paymaster..... 19 Major H. M. Lord, U. S. V., announced as Chief Paymaster. 19 Major H. M. Lord, U. S. V., relieved as Chief Paymaster..... 31 Major F. S. Dodge. U. S. A., announced as Chief Paymaster 31

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S PORT OF HAVANA. Lient. Comdr. L. Young, U. S. N., announced as Captain of the......................... .................... 40 POSTS, DEPT. OF. Postal Regulations......................... ...............................Cir. 18 PRISONS, MILITARY. Designation of.......................................................15,18, 33, 35 QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT. [See also "Board of Survey."] Communications of the, for Quartermaster General, U.S. A., to be forwarded through Chief Quartermaster of the D ivision ........................................................................ C ir. 13 Requisition for mosquito bars.........................................Cir. 25 Rental of quarters for men of the Signal Corps...................... 50 QUARANTINE. Zone of, in the United States...........................................Cir. 21 RAILROADS. Return of rolling stock of................................................Cir. 11 RATION RETURN. [See "Subsistence Dept."] RED CROSS. Supplies for the, to be admitted free of duty.......................... 23 RETURN. Instructions as to M onthly Post........................................... 6 Rendering of Post,..........................,.................................Cir. 8 Instructions as to Dept...............................Cir. 27 SANITATION. Regulations for troops as to..................................... ......Cir. 9 System of, devised by Board of Officers...........................Cir. 12 Letter of Board of Trade of Louisville, Ky., as to, in C u b a ................................ ..........................................C ir. 36 SIGNAL CORPS. [See "Subsistence Dept." and "Q. M. Dept."] SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT. Savings of organizations, to be purchased by the ...... ........ 16 Officers of the, to provide themselves with necessary books and blanks pertaining to the......................................Cir. 10 Ration returns for civilians, how to be endorsed................... 39 Form for commutation of rations for enlisted men ........Cir. 30 Major O. E. Wood, U.S.V., announced as Chief Commissary. 43 Commutation of rations of men of the Signal Corps............ 50 SURETY COMPANIES; List of, published by the War Dept., acceptable on bonds under government of Cuba. .... ..........................Cir. 30 SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE. Historical and ethnological objects for the..........Cir. 37

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GENERAL ORDERS, l HEADQUARTERS, DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 1. 5 Havana, January 1, 1899. The following order is published for the information and guidance of all concerned WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, December 31, 1898. By direction of the President, the following Geographical Military Departments are established: First. A Department to be known as the Department of Pinar del Rio, to consist of that portion of the Island of Cuba embraced within the boundaries of the Province of Pinar del Rio. Second. A Department to be known as the Department of Matanzas, to consist of that portion of the Island of Cuba embraced within the boundaries of the Province of Matanzas. Third. A Department to be known as the Department of Santa Clara, to consist of that portion of the Island of Cuba embraced within the boundaries of the Province of-Santa Clara. Fourth. A Department to be known as the Department of Puerto Principe to consist of that portion of the Island of Cuba embraced within the boundaries of the Province of Puerto Principe. Fifth. The limits of the Department of the Province of Havana will include the Isle of Pines. Sixth. Brigadier General George IW. Davis, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of Pinar del Rio, with headquarters in the city of Pinar del Rio. Seventh. Major General James H. Wilson, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of Matanzas, with headquarters in the City of Matanzas. Pending the arrival of Major G3neral Wilson, Brigadier General Joseph P. Sanger, U. S. Volunteers, will command this Department. Eighth. Major GenerAl J. .Bates, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of Santa Clara, with headquarters in the City of Santa Clara. Ninth. Brigadier General L. IL Carpenter, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of Puerto Principe, with headquarters in the City of Puerto Principe. 11. A. ALER, Seertaryj of War. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOsE, L. It. V. KENEON, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp.

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GENERAL ORDERS, } HEADQUARTERS, DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 2. j Havana, January 2, 1899. Brigadier General Oswald H. Ernst, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these Headquarters on the first day of January, 1899, in compliance with paragraph 29, Special Orders No. 299, dated Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, December 20, 1898, is announced as Inspector General of the Division of Cuba, with station in the City of Havana. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE. L. W. V. KENNON, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp.

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GENERAL ORDERS, { HEADQUARTERS, DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 3. 5 Havana, January 5, 1899. Captain Fred M. Page, Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, having reported at these Headquarters in obedience to paragraph 2, Special Orders No. 2 dated Headquarters Division of Cuba, Havana, January 4, 1899, is announced as Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of the Major General Commanding.. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE, Assistant Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No.4. 4 HEADQUARTERS DIVIsION OF CUBA, Havana, January 10, 1899. Captain James B. Hickey, 8th Cavalry, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 20, Special Orders No. 305, c. s., A. G. O., is announced as on the Staff of the Division Commander. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE, Assistant Adjutant General. I

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GENERAL ORDERS, ) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 5. 5 Havana, January 11, 1899. Under authority granted by the Secretary of War, the headquarters of the Department of Santa Clara is changed from Santa Clara to Cienfuegos, Cuba. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE, W. V. RICHARD, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 6. Havana, January 12, 1899. Commanders of stations, posts, or sub-posts in this Division will render promptly to the Adjutant General of the Army, a monthly post return of their respective commands, giving in all cases under the heading "Record of Events" the dates of occupation of towns, and establishment of posts or stations. Department, Division, and Brigade commanders will show each separate command, post, or station on their respective ret urns. Special field returns will be made as required by A. R. 795. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE, W. V. RICHARD, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 7. 5 Havana, January 18, 1899. The residence building corner of Sixth and Eleventh Streets, Havana, Cuba, is designated as Military Hospital No. 2. It will at once be put in proper order to receive officers and civilians for medical treatment. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS,. Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp.

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GENERAL ORDERS, 1 No. 8. 1 HEADQUARTERs DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, January 14, 1899. Lieutenant Colonel Rogers Birnie, Chief Ordnance Officer Volunteers, having reported for duty at these Headquarters, is announced as Chief Ordnance Officer of the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE, W. V. RICHARD, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp. 4

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GENERAL ORDERS, ) HEADQUARTERS DIvslION OF CUBA, No. 9. J Havana, January 27, 1899. Major Eugene F. Ladd, Chief Quartermaster of Volunteers, is relieved from duty on the staff of Brigadier General George IF Davis, U. S. Volunteers, and is detailed as Treasurer and Disbursing Officer of Customs. Major Ladd will report to Lieutenant Colonel Tasker H. Bliss, Chief Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, Chief of Customs Service, for duty, at Havana, Cuba. The travel enjoined is necessary for the public service. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Assistant Adjutant General,

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 10. 5 Havana, January 28, 1899. The Chief Ordnance Officer of each Department in this Division will forward to the Chief Ordnance Officer at these Headquarters, as soon as practicable after the expiration of each quarter, a "Quarterly Statement of Ordnance and "Ordnance Stores," Form 33 (b), page 144, Ordnance Proprty Regulations, 1877, for each depot and station, each .oop, battery and company of the regular service, and ach regiment and separate battalion of the Volunteer serice in his Department. These statements will first be rendered for property on hand under date of January 31, 899, and thereafter at the end of each quarter. Necesary blanks will be furnished by the Chief Ordnance Officer of the Division. Ordnance stores for the Division will be supplied from the Ordnance Depot at Havana, except the Department of antiago, which will be supplied from the Ordnance Depot t Santiago, until further orders. Requisitions from troops ill be forwarded accordingly through Chief Ordnance Officers of Departments to be filled at these depots. All requisitions, whether filled or not from stores on band in Departments, will be finally transmitted, in duplibate, by the Chief Ordnance Officer, with his recommendations and such report of action as may be necessary endorsed thereon, to the Chief Ordnance Officer of the ivision, Ordnance Depot, Havana. It will be the duty of the Ordnance Officer forwarding these requisitions to require them to be submitted in proper form, and as reards standard supplies, for amounts conforming to authorized allowances. The Commanding General, Department of Puerto Prin.ipe, will establish a depot and procure for the same a six months supply, limited to articles of standard requirement, 'nd an amount which may be deemed necessary for reserve o meet emergency requisitions. The necessary personnel or this depot will be provided, as far as practicable, by de.ails from the Department. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adujtant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, 1 No. 11. 1 HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, January 30, 1899. The Gaceta de la Habana (Gazette of Havana), ed in the city of Havana, Cuba, is announced as cial gazette of the Military Government of Cuba. publishthe offiBY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp.

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GENERAL ORDERs, ) HEADQUARTERs DIVIsION OF CUBA, No. 12. .5 Havana, February, 8, 1899. The ordnance and ordnance stores left in this Division on evacuation by the Spanish forces, under agreement by the United States Commission for the Evacuation of the Island of Cuba, will be taken up and accounted for under the following regulations: The system of accountability will be similar to that prescribed by existing regulations for Quartermaster's supplies. The Chief Ordnance Officer of each Department will be accountable for the stores and render quarterly returns therefor to the Chief of Ordnance, U. S. Army.. These returns will bewaccompanied by an abstract made to show the stores on hand at each post or station, and will be transmitted through the Chief Ordnance Officer of the Division; by whom a record thereof will. be kept. The first returns will be rendered as soon as the inventories herein required to be made are completed, and later returns hereafter at the end of each quarter. The returns will be made on the forms provided for ordnance and ordnance stores, but separate and distinct from the regular returns of property for which the officer may be responsible, and will be designated "Return of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores received from Spain in the Department of Division of Cuba." Department Commanders will designate officers to take charge of these stores at each depository, who will be responsible for their care and safe keeping and furnish receipts therefor to the accountable officer. The original lists of this property will be prepared by boards composed of three officers, one or more of which, as may be necessary for early report, will be appointed in each Department, whose duty it will be to make an accurate and detailed inventory, covering the kind, quantity and :condition of all the ordnance and ordnance stores of value left in each fort or other depository on evacuation, as aforesaid, by the Spanish forces. Copies of all inventories of this property, wherever prepared and used for verification in its transfer by the Spanish officials, will be furnished the boards, as required, for their information. Each board will, in addition to its report, prepare three of the required inventory lists of the property, which will be signed as receipts by the officers responsible for the property, and be disposed of as follows: one to be retained by that officer, and two to be transmitted to the Chief Ordnance Officer of he Department, to enable him to render the first returns or the property.

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The ordnance property considered in this connection will be kept intact and properly cared for. Expenditures or other use of it will be made only as may be deemed necessary, and as authorized by the Department Commander or higher authority. All changes in the amounts on hand, including transfers, losses, expenditures, etc., will be properly accounted for on the quarterly returns. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BRooKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL Major Itief Ordnance Officer U. S Aide de Camp. V., J 4f

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GENERAL ORDERs, } No. 13. 5 HEADQUARTERS DIVIsION OF CUBA) Havana, February, 8, 1899. Major D. T. Laine, Brigade Surgeon, U. S. Volunteers, is announced as assistant to the Chief Surgeon of the Division, and as attending surgeon at these headquarters. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General. FFICIAL : a' dOrdnance Officer U. S. V., Aide de Camp.

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GENERAL ORDERS, ) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 14. 5 Havana, February, 4, 1899. Major Robert H. Rolfe, Inspector General, U. S. Volunteers, having reported for duty at these headquarters, is announced as assistant to the Inspector General of the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL : Major and Chief Ordnance Officer U. S. V., Aide de Camp.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 15. 5 HEADQUARTERs DIvisION OF Havana, February 6, The prison in the city of Havana known as "Presidio Carcel" is designated as the place for confinement of military convicts from the following named departments in this Division: Department Department Department Department Department Department of of of of of of Pinar del Rio; Havana; the Province of Havana; Matanzas; Santa Clara; Puerto Principe. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BRoOKE: Assistant Adjutant General. CUBA, 1899.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISIoN oF CUBA, No. 16. Havana, February 7, 1899. Articles of savings, as designated and provided for in paragraph 1269 of the Army Regulations, will hereafter be purchased by the Subsistence Department only, and the sale of such savings is forbidden except to that department. Subsistence supplies will not be sold to post exchanges, or to officers or soldiers, except in such quantities as required for their immediate use; and post exchanges will not sell such stores to others than persons connected with the organization for which they are acting. Under no circumstances will subsistence stores be sold to dealers. Post and regimental commanders are charged with strict observance of these orders. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERs, ITEADQUARTErs DIVIsION OF CUrA, No. 17. j Havana, Feb-ruary 28, 1899. Lieutenant Colonel John A. Kress, Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 16, Special Orders No. 36, current series, Headquarters of the Army, is announced as Chief Ordnance Officer of the Division, relieving Lieutenant Colonel Rogers Birnie, Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers. Br COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General.

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GENERAL No. ORDERS, 18. 1 HEADQTARTERS D1vIvIoN O CUBA, Havana, March 1, 1899. The "City Jail of Santiago" is designated as the place confinement of military convicts in the Department Santiago. of of ]tr COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant A<(j/utant General.

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(:NERAL ORDERs, No. 19. HEADQUARTERS DiVISION OF CUBA, Havana, March 11, 1899. Major Herbert XI Lord, Additional Paymaster. U. S. Voliuteers, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 41, Special Orders No. 45, current series, Headquarters of the Army, is announced as Chief Paymaster of the Division, relieving Major George It. Xmith, Paymaster, U. S. Army. Upon being relieved, Major Smith will remain in Havana until further orders. By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 20. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Iavana, March 18, 1899. To enable him to comply with orders from the War Department, Captain Fran k B. 1ck;fTi n a, Assistant A djitant (eneral, U. S. Volunteers, Aide de Camip. is heiy)N relieved from the staff of the Major General commanding the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 21. Havana, March 20, 1899. To enable him to comply with General Orders No. 46, current series, Headquarters of the Army, Captain James A. Camp bell, Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from duty as Acting Aide de Camp on the staff of the Major General Commanding. In 'relieving Captain Campbell, the Division Commander is pleased to add his acknowledgement of the valuable services rendered by this officer while serving on his staff during the war with Spain. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, A4jutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, ) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 22. Havana, March 30, 1899. By direction of the Secretary of War, the regiments of the Regular Army in this Division, will be organized as provided in Sections 2, 3 and 4, General Orders No. 36, current series, Headquarters of the Army. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL No. ORDERS, 23. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, March 80, 1899. By direction of the Secretary of War, all medical supplies, provisions and clothing, sent by the Red Cross Society to the Island of Cuba; exclusively for charitable purposes, as well as all seeds and implements for hospital gardens, will be admitted free of duty. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF .CUBA, No. 24. Havana, April 15, 1899. L Hereafter funds derived from the Customs Service of lie Island of Cuba, will hereafter be estimated for, disjursed and accounted for under the heads designated in :his order; each estimate will be accompanied by an itemzed statement of the probable cost of labor' and material, stated separately, and covering the gross amount of the estimate. 1. Barracks and Quarters, 2. Sanitation, 3. Rural Police and Administration, 4. Public Works, Ports and Harbors, 5. Charities and Hospitals, 6. Miscellaneous, 7. Civil Government, 8. Municipalities, 9. Aid to Destitute, 10. Quarantine. II. Under the head of Barracks and Quarters will be icluded all estimates for repairs, renovation or disinfecion of buildings to be used by United States troops as baracks or hospitals, the title to which is not vested in the united States, and will.also include sewer and water serice incident thereto; rent of buildings for troops, offices, orehouses, rent of land for camps and corrals; damages wused by occupation of properties by troops. III. Under the head of Sanitation will be included all nitary work, including cleaning and repairing of streets; so repairs of sewers and water systems, not properly lurgeable under barracks and quarters. IV. Under the head of Rural Police and Administration ill be included the cost of maintenance of rural police; the lce expenses of Military Department Commanders, printg; stationary and furniture; signal and telegraphic serCe. V. Under the head of Public Works, Ports and Harbors, ill be included salaries of officials, clerks and other emoyees, allowance for offices; repairs, maintenance and instruction of public roads, railroads, light-houses, etc., *t under the charge of the Department of Agriculture, etc. VI. Under the head of Charities and Hospitals will be eluded all contributions and expenditures in behalf of aritable institutions and hospitals; the name of such stitution and the amount for each must be stated sepately.

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VII. Miscellaneous. Under this head will be included all charges not covered by any other of the heads of appropriations, herein provided for. VIII. Under the head of Civil Government will be included the salaries of all civilian clerks and employees, whose appointments have been approved, and whose payment has not otherwise been provided for; also allowances for expenses of administration, rent of offices, and other items not specifically assigned to other appropriations. IX. Under the head of Municipalities will be included all moneys required for the aid of such. corporations, in whatever form rendered, and not specified under other appropriations. Separate estimates will be made for each municipality by name. X. Under the head of Aid to Destitute will be included rations and medicines for distribution to the sick and needy, not already provided for under the head of Charities and Hospitals; also all expenses incident to their distribution, but not including transportation. XI. Under the head of Quarantine will be included all necessary expenses involved in the execution of the provisions of Circular No. 9, Division of Customs and Insular Affairs, Washington, dated March 15, 1899. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE:, W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIvISION OF CUBA, No. 25. 5 Havana, April 17, 1899. By direction of the Secretary of War, all men of the regular army serving in this Division, who enlisted between April 21 and October 26, 1898, and are now entitled to discharge under General Orders No. 40, series 1898, Headquarters of the Army, including hospital corps men, who desire to remain in Cuba or re-enlist, will be discharged by their regimental and post commanders upon their application. Those who elect to go to the United States, will be sent there and discharged, as provided in Circular No. 23, current series, these headquarters, upon receipt of the reports called for. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,'? HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 26. 5 Havana, April 19, 1899. I. The following changes and assignments are made by direction of the President, viz: The Departments of Matanzas and Santa Clara are merged into one department, and will be known as the Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara, with headquarters at Matanzas, Cuba. Major General James .Wilson, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara. Major General J. C. Bates, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from command of the Department of Santa Clara, and will send the records of that department to the headquarters, Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara. II. The Departments of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio are merged into one department, and will be known as the Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio, with headquarters at Quemados, Cuba. Major General Fitzhulih Lee, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio Brigadier General H. C. Hasbrouck, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from the temporary command of the Department of Pinar del Rio, and will send the records of that department to the headquarters, Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio. III. Brigadier General Joseph P. Sanger, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from further duty in this Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 27. -IHavana, April 21, 1899. Major Ormond M. Lissak, Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, is announced as Chief Ordnance Officer of the Division, relieving Lieutenant Colonel John A. Kress, Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL No. ORDERS, 28. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, May 13, 1899. Captain James T. Dean, 10th U. S. Infantry, is announced as aide de camp on the staff of the Major General Commanding, from this date. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 29. HEADQUARTERS DIVISION Havana, May OF CUBA, 18, 1899. The allowance of transportation in the Division will be as follows: FOR EACH DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS. Five (") four iu le te2mIsY wagons ani hracrnes con1mplete; Six (6) 1iorses and equipments complete; One (1) four horse, or mule, team, spring wagon and harness complete. FOR EACH REGIMENT OF CAVALRY. Thirtv six (36) four mule teams, wagons and conmlee; One (1) pack train, sixty two (6_ squadron of cavalry: i. e., fifty (50) pc:4s and twelve (1 One (I) dougherty wagon, four (4) com1piete. .) mules harn ess to each 2) s'Tlddle miles; mules and harness FOR EACH REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY. Thirty four (34) four mule teams, wagons and harness complete; Two (2) horses and equipments complete, for orderlies for regimental commander; One (1) dougherty wagon, four (4) mules and harness complete. FOR EACH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY. Thirty (30) four mule teams, wagons and harness complete; One (1) pack train, sixty two (62) mules for each mounted battalion: i. e., fifty (50) packs and twelve (12) saddle mules; Two (2) horses and equipments complete, for orderlies for regimental commander; One (1) dougherty wagon, four (4) mules and harness Compleite.

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J1OSPI'AL SERVICE. Two (2) four horse, or mule, ambulances and harness complete, for each four hundred (400) of the effective force; Two (2) four horse, or mule, wagons and harness complete, for each six hundred (600) of the effective force; One (1) horse and equipments complete, for orderlies to each surgeon in charge of a hospital. Department Commanders will cause the transportation in their respective departments to be selected and assigned in accordance with the above allowance, and will report, without delay, the number of animals (mules and horses, draft, pack and riding) belonging to the Quartermaster's Department on hand in excess thereof. By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BRoOKE: Adjutant General.

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(I GENERAL ORDERS, No. 30. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, May 23, 1899. Major Robert H. Rolfe, Inspector General, U. S. Volwiteers, is announced as Inspector General of the Division, vce Brigadier General Oswald H. Ernst, U. S. Volunteers, relieved. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, A djutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 31. Havana, June 1, 1899. I. By Direction of the Secretary of War, Major Herbert .3. Lord, Additional Paymaster, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty as Chief Paymaster of the Division, and will assume the present duties of Major Francis S. Dodge, Paymaster, U. S. Army, in charge of funds for the payment of the Cuban Army. He will transfer all monies and public property for which he is responsible to Major Dodge. II. Major Francis S. Dodge, Paymaster, U. S. Army, is announced as Chief Paymaster of the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutart General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 32. HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, June 17, 1899. The attention of all officers and enlisted men serving in this Division is called to Army Regulations 762, and they are informed that forwarding official communications direct to the office of the Adjutant General of the Army, as well as the use of political influence to secure favors from the War Department, is in violation of Army Regulations. Any deviation from these regulations in future will subject the offender to trial by court martial. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CURA, No. 33. Havana, June 19, 1899. I. General Orders No. 18, current series, these headquarters, is hereby revoked. II. Morro Castle, Santiago de Cuba, is hereby designated as the place of confinement of military convicts in the Department of Santiago. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 34. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, June 20, 1899. The following regulations are published for the guidance of all concerned. All previous orders relating to the use of the telegraph system of the Island of Cuba are hereby rescinded. I. The military telegraph of the Island of Cuba will, for public business, be used only for the transmission of important messages of urgency, which, if sent by mail, would probably result in detriment to the public interest. II. Telegrams will be concise and so written that punetuation marks 'will not be required to inure unieCs)anding. All useless words will be omitted. The last name of the person addressed and of the sender of the message, or the title of office will generally be sufficient. III. Messages from the following classes of officials, relating to urgent public business, will be passedl without charge, viz: a. Officers of the United States Government, connected with the Military and Naval Service; officials of the Postal, Treasury, Marine Hospital, Weather and Customs Services. 1b. The Secretaries of the Civil Government, viz: Department of State and Government, Department of Finance, Department of Justice and Public Instruction, Department of Agriculture, Coln mmerce, Industries and Public Works, and their Assistant Secretaries. Replies or original messages to such officers from their subordinates, if conforming to the provisions of paragraph I, will also be transmitted free. Telegrams sent by General Mdx irmo G6mez and replies thereto. c. Judges of First Instance and Instruction, Inspector General of Forests, (Dept. of Agriculture), Civil Governors of Provinces, The Chief Justice and six Associate Justices and Fiscal, the Secretary or Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court, Administrator of Department of Finance, Auditor of Department of Finance, Chief Officer, Department of Finance of Provinces, Auditor, Department of Finance of Provinces, I

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Alcaldes in communicating with the Governor General of the Island, Civil Governors of Provinces and Secretaries of the Civil Government, Officers of the Insular Police. Replies to officers mentioned above, conforming to the provisions of paragraph I, will also be transmitted free. IV. Should messages be sent which, in the judgment of the Chief Signal Officer of the Division of Cuba, contain matter n )t entitled to free transmission, he will submit a copy of such message to these headquarters. V. JfCegsk W/C e '5it'i Cl tseen l )nnl iececar'ily iOn?(, or to contains matter not entitled to free transmission, if sent by properly authorized p>ersofls will be accepted; but after having been sent, will be forwarded by mail to the Chief Signal Officer, Division of Cuba. VI. All permission heretofore granted for free transmission of telegraph messages is hereby revoked, and franks will be issued by the Chief Signal Officer of the Division Upon application to persons mentioned ill the above list. 18 COMMAND OF MAJOR GI N ERAL lROOKE: -ljU(tan General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CURA, No. 35. Havana, June 21, 1899. Under authority of the Secretary of War, Fort Columbus, New York harbor, is designated as the place of imprisonment for general prisoners sentenced to confinement for six (6) months or more. Copies of charges and specifications on which convicted, with papers required by Army Regulations 911, will be furnished. Orders for the transportation of military prisoners under this order will be issued from these headquarters upon application of Department Commanders. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 36. Havana, June 28, 1899. From and after July 1, 1899, the following rate of pay will be allowed to Interpreters in this Division: Interpreter to Department Commander, one hundred (s1Q0.00) dollars per month; Interpreter to a post of more than two companies, seventyfive ($75.00) dollars per month; Interpreter to a post of one or two companies, fifty ($50.00) dollars per month. Where more than one Interpreter is employed at one locality only one will be allowed seventy-five ($75.00) dollars per month, and the others fifty ($50.00) dollars per month. This order pertains to the employment of Interpreters paid from United States funds as well as those paid from the revenues of the Island, and the amounts named will be compensation in full for all services rendered. By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 37. Havana, July 8, 1899. Owing to the difficulty and delay in the settlement of accounts rendered to the Quartermaster's Department for transportation of freight, largely due to the irregularities in the manner of issuing and accomplishing bills of lading, and also owing to the lack of record evidence for use of boards of survey called upon to fix the responsibility for losses, the attention of commanding officers and officers doing duty in the Quartermaster's Department, is especially directed to paragraphs 1127 and 1149 of the Army Regulations relative to these matters. It is directed that the recorders of all boards of survey, acting upon cases of alleged losses or discrepancies in the delivery of goods by common carriers shall, in all cases, give ample notice to the local agent of such carriers of the convening of said board of survey, stating fully the purpose for which said board is convened, giving carriers ample time to submit any evidence they may desire to present affecting the matter in question; and no report of the proceedings of the board of survey in such matters will be held as complete by reviewing officers, without evidence that such opportunity has been given carriers held responsible for any loss. Much of the delay and irregularity has been due, also, to the lack of familiarity on the part of carriers with the requirements governing military service in these matters, and the board of survey will, in its notification to the carriers, name time and place of the meeting of the board; the amount of stores alleged to be lost or damaged; the initial point and destination of shipment; the officer issuing bill of biding and the date thereof, and will advise the principal agents of the carriers of their rights in the premises. Special care must be taken in preparing bills of lading as well as in the accomplishment of them. Absolute accuracy is necessary in both to facilitate settlement of accounts when presented for payment. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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GENERAL No.; ORDERS, ) 38. HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, July 28, 1899. Major Frederick A. S&ith, 1st U. S. Infantry, is hereby announced as Acting Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of the Division Commander. He will take station in Havana, Cuba. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE :/ Adjutant General. 2

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GENERAL ORDERs, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 3.). Havana, Augwut 10, 1899. Ail ration returns for civilian employees for whom rations are drawn under Army Regulations 1252, as amended by General Orders No. 106, series of 1898, Headquarters of the Army, will hereafter be endorsed with the fact that rate of pay does not exceed sixty ($60.00) dollars per month, the circumstances of the service makes the issue necessary, the terms of the engagement provide for it, and that the parties for whom the rations are drawn are paid from the appropriation for the support of the Army. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: djutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS .HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No.OH. Han, A ugOst 16, 1899. Lieutenant Commander Luciend young, U. S. Navy, having, reported to the Major General Commanding for duty, in compliance with orders from the Secretary of the Navy, is hereby announced as Captain of the Port of Havana. He will assume the duties pertaining to that office from this date. By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BRooKLE: W. V. RICHARDS, A cdjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 41. Havana, September 13, 1899. In sending official telegrams over the Cuban Submarine Telegraph Company's lines, punctuation will be made by writing the name of the mark intended, as ''period,'' ''comma,'' etc., instead of the signs used to indicate them. This is rendered necessary for the purpose of facilitating settlement of the company's accounts with the government. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 42. 5 Havana, September 28, 1899. Colonel George H. Burton, Inspector General, U. S. Army, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 35, Special Orders No. 174, current series, Headquarters of the Army, is announced as Inspector General of the Division of Cuba, relieving Major Robert H. Rolfe, Inspector General, U. S. Volunteers, who is announced as Assistant Inspector General of the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOK I : W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 43. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, September 29, 1899. Major Oliver E. TWood, Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters, is announced as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, }HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. A44. Havana, October 5, 1899. Major James B. Hickey, Assistant Adjutant General, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 31, Special Orders 216, current series, Headquarters of the Army, is hereby announced as Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of the Division Commander, with station in Havana, Cuba, and will relieve Major Frederick A. Smith, 1st U. S. Infantry, of his present duties as Acting Assistant Adjutant General at these headquarters. Major Smith upon being relieved, will report to the Com-' manding General, Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio, for assignment to station. The travel enjoined is necessary for the public service. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERs, ) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 45. IHavana, October 18, 1899. The transportation of this Division having been reduced in accordance with the provisions of General Orders No. 29, current series, these headquarters, it is hereby ordered that it be employed only for military purposes. The use of public animals, wagons, carts or ambulances for sanitary or other civil work is strictly prohibited. Depot and post quartermasters will m rake frequent inspections of transportation and will require the best of care taken of it. Animals which are able to do light work will not be reported for inspection and condemnation. Department Comrnaraders will require their Inspectors General to give particular attention to the government transportation in their departments and report to them any neglect observed. There is no source from which to replenish it, hence the necessity for the greatest care of that which is on hand. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 46. 5 HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, October 21, 1899. An allotment of twelve hundred and two and 80/100 ($1,202.80) dollars from the current appropriation, for shooting galleries and ranges having been made to the Division, the following amounts from that appropriation are allotted to the several departments comprising the Division of Cuba, to wit: Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara.. Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio.............................. Department of Havana.......................... Department of Santiago and Puerto Principe ........................ ................... 8317.52, 317.52, 114.16, 453.60, $1,202.80. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, H EA DQUA RT ERS DIVISION OF CUBA. No. 47. 5 Havana, November 11, 1899, In order to enable him to comply with the provisions of paragraph 25, Special Orders No. 256, current series, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Major Robert ill. O'Reilly, Medical Department, U. S. Army, is hereby relieved from dluty as Chief Surgeon of this Division, to take effect on the 12th instant. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 48. 5 HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, November 18, 1899. Major TV. Fitzhugh Carter, Surgeon, U. S. Army, having reported at these headquarters for duty from leave of absence, is announced as Acting Chief Surgeon of the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 49. HEADQUARTERS DIVIS! ON OF CUBA, Havana, December 13, 1899. I. Until further orders, the rations to be supplied to the destitute of Cuba will consist of the following components, except as provided in paragraph II of this order, to wit: Twenty-five (25) lbs.{ Fifty (50) Twenty (20) Ten (10),, Four ( 4 ) ,, Four (4) ,, of flour or hard bread, 1 of bacon, of rice, To 100 rations. of beans, of salt, of soap, J II. The stock on hand will be disposed of in accordance with the orders existing prior to the issuance of this order. In completing rations on hand, when necessary to buy any component with a vie w of bringing it up to the present authorized requirements, the purchases will be made to conform to paragraph I of this order for the kind and quantity of the component therein authorized. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, A djutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 50. Havana, December 14, 1899. Owing to the necessity of frequent changes in the station of enlisted men of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, now in Cuba, all special orders issued from these headquarters under the provisions of paragraph I, General Orders No. 31, current series, Headquarters of the Army, will be received as proper authority for the payment of commutation of rations at any post at which the men many be stationed, and also as authority for renting quarters for them, when such commutation of rations and rental of quarters are necessary. Commissaries of subsistence will endorse on the order the date to which they have paid commutation of rations, and quartermasters the date to which quarters have been paid prior to the soldier changing station, which information will be promptly communicated to the commissarv and quartermiaster of the new station to which the soldier is ordered. BV COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 51. Havana, December 15, 1899. Lieutenant Colonel Calvin De Witt, Deputy Surgeon General, U. S. Army, having reported at these headquarters on December 13, 1899, in compliance with paragraph 10, Special Orders No. 268, current series, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, is hereby announced as Chief Surgeon of the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, A djutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 52. Havana, December 20, 1899. In obedience to the orders of the President, the undersigned hereby relinquishes command of the Division of Cuba. To the officers and soldiers of the command, I desire to express a full appreciation of the manner in which they have discharged the delicate and arduous duties devolving upon them, reflecting, as it does, honor to themselves and to their country. To the officers I am indebted for their loyal support and intelligent performance of all demands made upon them, and trust that their efforts have had much to do in laying the foundation for peace and prosperity to the people of Cuba. Major General, United States Armny.

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GENERAL, ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 53. f Havana, December 20, 1899. In compliance with the directions of the President, as published in General Orders No. 906, current series, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Division, and in addition thereto will exercise the authority of Military Governor of the Island of Cuba. Major General, U. S. Volunteers, Military Governor.

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GENERAL ORDERS, ) No. 54. 5 HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, December 21, 1899. First Lieutenant Edward C. Brooks, 6th U. S. and Second Lieutenant Matthew E. Hanna, 2d U. S. are announced as Aides de Camp to the Major Commanding. Cavalry, Cavalry, General BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL WOOD: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 55. 5 Havana, December 28, 1899. There will be constructed at all posts in this Division, not already provided, a target range for at least two and three hundred yards practice. Five, six and seven hundred yards will be laid out, if possible, so as to provide for skirmish practice. When the shorter range only can be procured, practice will be had on a target at one hundred and two hundred yards, standing position; at the same target at three hundred yards, sitting, kneeling and prone position practice will be had. Special instructions will be given as to the use of sights, windage, etc. Skirmish practice will be had whenever practicable, and every precaution will he taken to prevent accidents on or off the range. On the abbreviated ranges, reports will be made of all firing, separate reports for prone position, changing the heading from five and six hundred yards to the actual distance fired. Ranges will be rented by the year; they will be cleared, and butts and firing points will be constructed by labor of the troops. Estimates will be made, with the least practicable delay, for the material required for construction, and forwarded to these headquarters through department commanders for approval. The months of January, February, March and April will constitute the target season. Requisition will be at once made for the necessary material for gallery practice and for the range. Pistol practice will be had by the cavalry and mounted troops as prescribed in firing regulations. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL WOOD: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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GENERAL No. ORDERS, 56. H EA DQUA RTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, December 29, 1899. With the approval of the Secretary of War, Major William M. Black, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, is announced as Chief Engineer, Division of Cuba. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL WOOD: W. V. RICHARDS, A djutant General.

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CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 1. 5 Havana, January 5, 1899. The following communication from the War Department is published for the information and guidance of all concerned : WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, December 28, 1898. Commanding General, Division of Cuba, Havana, Cuba. Sir: Referring to previous instructions from this office to the effect that whenever an enlisted man is discharged from the service, in making report thereof to this office, the name of the camp at which the regiment was stationed or where the man was discharged be given, the Major General Comna-nding the Army directs that these instructions be supplemented so as to require that the report give the city, town or village near which the camp is situated, it being frequently the case that the same name has been given to two camps. Very respectfully, H. O. S. HEISTAND, Assistant Adjutant General. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE, L. W. V. KENNON, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp.

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CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 2. 5 Havana, January 11, 1899. The attention of regimental and company commanders is called to the large number of men asking for and receiving furloughs who have not means to pay their expenses going from and returning to their proper stations. Hereafter no application for furlough will be forwarded, unless the company or detachment commander is satisfied that the applicant has sufficient money to pay all expenses going and returning. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE, W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: First Lieutenant, 16th Infantry, Aide de Camp.

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CIRCULAR, ) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 3. 5 Havana, January 16, 1899. Timely estimates for Cuban Rations will be sent by Department Commanders to the Adjutant General, Division of Cuba, in time to supply the creeds of destitute persons in their Departments. The number of indigent rations ordered by the Division Commander for shipment to Departments in Cuba will be invoiced by the Depot Commissary to the Quartermaster for transportation to the officer ordered by the Department Commander to receive and distribute them. Cases containing articles of the indigent ration when received will be marked "C. R.'' for identificati'n, and will be kept separate from the rations intended for the use of the troops. T hey can be utilized when necessary for the troops, but should be replaced as soon as possible by the commissary officer making use of them for issue. A careful record will be kept of the issue of the ''Cuban ration'' aid reports made to these Headquarters monthly. Department commanders sill provide the necessary protection and guards for the care of the stores while being distributed. Chief Commissaries of Departments will transfer to medical officers in charge of hospitals subsistence funds required by General Orders 116, A. G. 0., series 1898, modified by General Orders 136, A. G. 0., series 1898. Where there happens to be no Chief Commissary on duty in the Department, requisitions will be forwarded to the Chief Commissary of the Division. The Chief Commissaries of the Departments of the Province of Havana, Havana and Pinar del Rio will call on the Depot Commissary at Havana for subsistence supplies for the troops in their Departments; Chief Commissary of the Departmient of Matanzas will call on the Depot Commissary at Matanzas; Chief Commissary of the Department of Santa Clara on the Depot Commissary at Cienfuegos; Chief Commissary, Department of Puerto Principe, on the Depot Commissary at Nuevitas; Chief Commissary of the Department of Santiago on the Depot Commissary at Santiago or on the Depot in that Department that may be most convenient. At least thirty (30) days' supply of subsistence stores will be kept on hand at every station of U. S. troops in the Division of Cuba, and requisitions giving the amonnt on hand and the amount to be supplied will be made every month for an amount sufficient to last the command sixty (60) days.

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Commutation of rations will be paid by the Chief Commissary of the Department in which the soldier entitled to it is stationed. Where there is no Chief Commissary on duty in the Department, vouchers for payment of commutation will be presented to the local Depot Commissary Officer or forwarded to the Chief Commissary of the Division. Chief Commissaries will provide themselves with sufficient funds for the payment of commutation and transfers to medical officers. Certified vouchers for the payment of supplies which it is necessary to purchase in an emergency, at any station, will be forwarded to the Chief Commissary of the Division with explanation for the necessity. Fresh meat and ice will be procured daily from the local contractor, and fresh vegetables in lots sufficient for the period of ten (10) days. Certified vouchers for the payment of the amount of these articles furnished at each station will be forwarded at the end of each month to the Depot Commissary at Havana. Transfers of subsistence supplies will be made to Division and Brigade Commissaries only as contemplated by General Orders 110, A. G. O., series 1898, by Depot Commissary, except in cases of separate regiments and detachments serving independently. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE : W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General. a

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CIRCULAR ) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 4. 5 Havana, January 18, 1899. All officers on duty in this Division, belonging to regiments ordered to be mustered out, will be relieved from such duty and ordered to join their regiments by their respective department commanders. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL: Major and Chief Ordnance Officer, Acting Aide de Camp.

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CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 5. 5 Havana, January 28, 1899. The attention of medical officers in this Division is called to the provisions of General Orders No. 116, Adjutant General's Office series 1898. This order authorizes the expenditure of not to exceed sixty (60) cents per patient, per day, but does not direct such expenditure unless necessary. A ny balance not so expended will be account ld for on the Account Current. Estimates for funds under this order ordinarily should be made in advance; but it is admissable to estimate for the exact amount required at the end of each month. These requisitions will be approved by the post commander, before they are forwarded. Surgeons can purchase stores for sales from the Commissary out of this fund. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Assistant Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 6. 5 Havana, January 31, 1899. The following is published for the information and guidance of all concerned: "Wai DEPARTMENT, Washington, January, 19, 1899. SIR: Replying to your cablegram of 12th instant, inquiring what officials in Cuba can legally perform duties pertaining to consular offices, the functions of such offices, provided for by Section 1750 of the Revised Statutes, having ceased in the Island, I have the honor to advise you that, as the consular representation of the United States as provided in said section has been discharged during the continuance of a state of hostilities by the consular representatives of Great Britain in the Island of Cuba, it would seem proper that these officers should continue to discharge those duties until the technically existing condition of war shall be definitely ended by the ratification and exchange of the treaty of peace. The course herein indicated is the only practicable one to be pursued under the circumstances. Very respectfully, G. D. MEIKLEJOHN, Assistant Secretary of War. MAJOR GENERAL JOHN R. BROOKE, Military Governor of Cuba, Havana, Cuba." BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Assistant Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR, ) HEADQUARTERs DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 7. J Havana, February 3, 1899. Leaves of absence granted by Department Commanders to officers desiring to go beyond the limits of this Division will be forwarded to these headquarters for the approval of the Division Commander. If conditions are urgent, action can be obtained by telegraphic communication. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: tm/C QAJc v4 Assistant Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 8. Havana, February 9, 1899. Post commanders in this Division will render their post returns so as to reach these headquarters not later than the tenth day of the following month. Great care should be exercised in the preparation of these returns, and the instructions printed thereon will be strictly complied with. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Assistant Adjutant General.

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CIRTU AR HEADQUARTERs DIvIsiNoi F CUA, No. 9. Havana, February 1 1899. The following suggestions of the Surgeon Generi of the Army are published for the information and, as far, s practicable, the guidance of all concerned. Commissioned officers are charged with carrying out the advice given. Upon their care and attention will depend, to a great extent, the health of their commands: "WAR DEPARTMENT, Surgeon Gcneral's Office, pc5 k, 168. Second.Unacelimated troops should not be stationed in any of tie ne61o feverTfeeted cities of the island, and, after the first of April, they should not bopermitted to visit these cities unless an urgent military reason makes their presence necessary. Camps should be located so far away from these infetl cities that unadthlioiized intercourse will be difficult, and stringent orders should be made and enforced to prevent such intercourse. Every cahip should have a quarantine camp and hospital for the detention, under observation, fall persons who have been exposed, either wit r without authority, in a yellow-fever-infected locality. All suspicions cases of fever should at once be removed to the hospital at the quarantine camp. Third. The most stringent regulations should be enforced to preserve the health of the troops. As a basis for such sanitary regulations, r respectfully call attention to th6 folloWing extract from my circular No. 1, dated April 25, 1898: "In Cuba diit armies will have to contend not only with malarial fevers and the usual camp diseases-typhoid fever, diarrhea, and disentery -but tley vill be more or less exposed in localities where fever is endemic and under conditions extremely fhtrable for the development of an epidemic among unacelimated troos. In view of this danger, the attention of medical officers, and of all others responsible for the health of our troops .in the field, is invited to tie following reconmendattons:" When practicable, camps should be established on high and well-drained ground, not previously occupied. Sinks shouidibei'dug before. camp is occupied, or as soon after as practicable. The surface of fecal matter should be covered with fresh earth or quicklime, or ashes, three times a day. New sinks should be dug and old ones filled when contents of old ones are two feet from the surface of the ground. Every man should be punished who fails to make use of the sinks. All kitchen refuse should be promptly buried, and perfect sanitary police maintained. Troops should drink only boiled or filtered water and coffee or ten (hot or cold) except where spring water can be obtained which is pronounced to be wholesome by a medical officer. Every case of fever should receive prompt attention. If albumen is found in the urine of a patient with fever, itshould be considered suspicious (of yellow fever), and he should be placed in an isolated tent. The discharges of patients with fever should always be disinfected at once with a solution of carbolic acid (5 per cent.), or of chloride of lime (6 ounces to a gallon of water), or with milk of lime made from fresh quicklime. Whenever a case of yellow fever occurs in camp, the troops should be promptly moved to fresh camping ground located a mile or more from the infected camp. No doubt typhoid fever, camp diarrhea, and probably yellow fever, are frequently communicated to soldiers in camp through the agency of flies, which swarm about fecal matter and filth of all kinds deposited upon the ground or in shallow pits, and directly convey infectious material, attached to their feet or con-

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tained in their excreta, to the food which is exposed while being prepared at the company kitchens, or while being served in the mess tent. It is for this reason that a strict sanitary police is so important; also because -the water supply may be contaminated in the same way, or by surface drainage. If it can be avoided, marches should not be made in the hottest part of the day-from 10 a. m. to 5. p. m. When called upon for duty at night or early in the morning, a cup of hot coffee should be taken. It is unsafe to eat heartily or drink freely when greatly fatigued or overheated, Ripe fruit may be eaten in moderation, but green or overripe fruit will give rise to bowel complaints. Food should be thoroughly cooked, and free from fermentation or putrefactive changes. In decidedly malarious localities from three to five grains of quinine may be taken in the early morning as a prophylactic, but the taking of quinine as a roil. tine practice should only be recommended under exceptional circumstances. Light woolen underclothing should be worn, and when a soldier's clothing or bedding becomes damp from exposure to rain or heavy dews, the first opportunity should be taken to dry it in the sun or by fires." Fourth. When cases of yellow fever occur in a camp or barracks under such circumstances as to indicate that the locality is infected, the troops should at once be removed. The disasterous mistake has frequently been made of removing the sick, and leaving the well in an infected locality. To repeat this mistake, in the light of our present knowledge, would be unpardonable. The most dangerous towns upon the island of Cuba, so far as yellow fever is concerned, were pointed out by me in a letter to the honorable the Secretary of War dated March 25, 1898. This list includes all the principa seaport cities-Havana, Matanzas, Cardenas, Cienfuegos, Sagua, Manzanillo, Nuevitas, Santiago, and Guantflnamo. The disease is also endemic at Puerto Principe, Remedios, J(caro, San Antonio, and certain other inland towns. Very respectfully, GEO. M.STERNBERG, Surgeon General, U. S. Army." BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: V. V. RICHARDS, Asai8tant Adjutant General.

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C UtuA READQUA tTjgus Divisio# OF CUBA, No. 10. Havana, February 14, 1899. Commissariestof Subsistence in charge of issuing or sales stations, will at once provide themselves with a commissary book, and necessary blank forms for rendering report of stores on hand, by requisition on the Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Division of Cuba. The commissary book will be kept in accordance with directions contained therein. Report of stores on hand will be made immediately on receipt of blanks, and thereafter monthly. Estimates for funds will be made monthly to the Chief Commissary of the Division, and all surplus funds will be transferred to him at the end of each month. All deficiencies in proper storage for subsistence stores will be promptly reported to the Chief Commissary of the Division, (par. 8, Subsistence Manual). Vouchers for commutation of rations will be accompanied by the furlough or order and the soldier's individual receipt, (form 13). Attention is invited to variations that can be made in the ration by the issue of i/1o canned salmon in lieu of fresh beef, 1/10 corn meal in lieu of flour, 1/10 hominy in lieu of the dry vegetable component, or rice and 4 beans. Tea in lieu of coffee, molasses in lieu of sugar, in quantities as provided in A. R. 1253. These additional articles will be kept on hand for issue. The proportion of fresh vegetables is 100% of potatoes, or 80% of potatoes and 20% of onions, or 70% of potatoes and 30% canned tomatoes, or 70% of potatoes and 30% of other fresh vegetables not canned. Under this variation, troops can often be supplied with vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, onions and cabbage, purchased in the vicinity of posts. Application for authority for such purchases, giving amounts and prices, should be made to these headquarters. In issuing tomatoes, cans will hereafter be estimated as follows: 2 -pound cans at 11 pounds. 24-pound cans at 2 pounds. 3 -pound cans at 21 pounds. 1 -gallon cans at 6O pounds. Canned goods of all kinds that are fermented or damaged so as to be unfit for issue can easily be detected by the appearance of the can, which is either bulged or leaky.

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One can in a case may be thus damaged, and all others in good condition; hence care will be taken to reject cans only after inspection of each one. A full description of marks on labels and boxes of rejected stores will be taken and sent to the depot commissary 'who furnished them, and the stores will be at once destroyed, under A. R. 708. If these stores are from those furnished for destitute Cubans, the articles so destroyed will be replaced by the depot commissary furnishing them, who will render to the Chief Conmmissary, Division of Cuba, a monthly statement of number of cans replaced, and a. full description of labels on the cans, and marks on the boxes, of those destroyed. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Assistant Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 11. 5 Havana, February 15, 1899. Owing to the limited amount of rolling stock on the various railroads in Cuba, the attention of commanding officers and quartermasters is called to the importance of discharging trains consigned to them with the least possible delay, in order that the cars may be returned to the proper roads. Unless this is done there will necessarily be delay in furnishing military supplies throughout the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Assistant Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR, 1 HEADQUARTERs DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 12. 5 Havana, February 20, 1899. The board of surgeons appointed pursuant to Special Orders No. 20, current series, Division of Cuba, "to devise some uniform system of disinfection of grounds, buildings, and appurtenances of all buildings and sites formerly occupied by Spanish troops, before their being assigned to United States troops for habitation," having submitted its report to these headquarters, and said report having been referred to and approved by the Chief Surgeon of the Division, the same, together with the remarks of the Chief Surgeon thereon, is published for adoption by the commanding generals of the several departments and the information of all concerned, to wit: MILITARY HOSPITAL NO. 2, Havana. February 8, 1899. The old, stone Spanish barracks being, as a rule, dark and poorly ventilated, it is recommended that, where necessary, additional doors and windows be made, or the windows already existing be enlarged, so as to furnish abundant direct sunlight and ventilation. Railway cars, both passenger and freight, were extensively used in transporting men sick with yellow fever and smallpox to their hospitals at egla. These cars should be thoroughly scrubbed, and disinfected by a solution of corrosive sublimate or by formaldehyde. FLOORS. [a] Wooden floors, including joists on lower story, are to be taken up, and replaced by tongued and grooved lumber or tiles If in upper stories, all decayed wood to be removed and replaced. All joists to be washed with milk of lime and painted, and a new floor, as suggested above, laid. If on the ground, the earth should be removed for a depth of say 12 inches, and the space filled with concrete and paved with tiling, cement, or asphalt. The new floor should be above the ground level. [b] Tile or cement floors, if in good condition, to be thoroughly scrubbed with lye, soap, and hot water, and then washed with a solution of corrosive sublimate; if in bad condition, to be taken up, disinfected, and relaid after the ground is prepared as mentioned above, [c] Earth floors to be excavated to a depth of 12 inches, filled in with concrete, and paved with tile, cement, or asphalt. WALLS AND OBILINGS. When painted, they are tobe washed with the bi-chloride solution, and repainted; when kalsomined, to be scraped, washed thoroughly with milk of lime. and rekalsomined. WINDOW FRAMES, DOORS, AND OTHER WOODWORK. To be most carefully examined, and any rotten material removed and burned.

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The sound parts are to be scrubbed with lye and hot water, washed with bi-chloride solution, and repainted. CESSPOOLS. [a] External cesspools, if their use becomes necessary, are to be emptied with the odorless excavator, to be thoroughly cleaned, and the walls cemented, after spraying with milk of lime. [b] Such as arc to be abandoned, if full, are to be emptied, filled with earth, and paved over with cement or asphalt. If the contents are four feet or more from the surface, they may be treated as follows, if they are sufficiently solid: [1] Covered with a layer of quicklime of six inches in depth. [2] Filled with dry earth. [3] Paved over with cement or asphalt. [c] Internal cesspools are to be emptied, cleaned, sprayed with milk of lime, filled with dry earth, and sealed with cement or asphalt. POLICE OF GROUND, All weeds, high grass, dead vegetation, thick shrubbery, or banana plants in the vicinity are to be removed and burned. All marshf spots and stagnant pools are to be drained, and the surface of the ground thoroughly policed. No flower or vegetable beds should be permitted in immediate proximity to the barracks. All wooden outhouses, palm huts, etc., to be burned. Cisterns are to be pumped out, cleaned by scrubbing, and painted and cemented when necessary. All articles of furniture, unless of plain wood and easy of disinfection with soap, water, and corrosive sublimate solutions, should be destroyed or submitted to steam disinfection. The solutions referred to in this report are as follows: CORROSIVE SUBLIMATE SOLUTION, Corrosive sublim ate............................................ I part -1 ounce. Muriatic acid.............................. 1 part --1 ounce. W ater......................... .........................................1,000 parts-3 gallons, or1 bucketful. NorF.-ard water should not be used unless it is boiled. By preference, use rain or distilled water. MILK OF LIME. Chloride of lime..................................................................... 1 part. W ater....................................................................................20 parts. All lime must be freshly burned. J. R. KEAN, Major and Brigade Surgeon, U. S. V. S. P. KRAMER, Major and Brigade Surgeon, U. s. V. E. de la CA LLE, Major and Brigade Surgeon, U. S. V. HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SURGEON, Havana, Fera ry 17, 1899. Respectfully returned, with the following comments: The use of odorless excavators, as mentioned on page 4, is not imperative. When they cannot be procured, other methods of removing the contents of cesspools may be adopted. The idea underlying the recommendation in regard to floors is that the earth, in previously occupied buildings, is likely to contain disease germs. It should there-

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fore be taken up, to a reasonable depth, and replaced, or at least the new, exposed surface be coated by impermeable material, in order to avoid fresh saturation. Where tiles, asphal t or cement cannot, tongued and grooved lumber may be used for floors. Unless these conditions can be complied with, I recommend that the buildings in question be not occupied. R. M. O'REILLY, Liculenant-Colonci, U. S. Vols., Chief Surgcon. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Assistant Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR, No. 13. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, February 22, 1899. Quartermasters serving in this Division will forward all communications intended for the Quartermaster General of the Army through the office of the Chief Quartermaster of the Division, except personal reports and such as relate to the settlement of their accounts. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant General. IAL : A Assistant Adjutant General, U. S OFFICE

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CIRCULAR No. 14. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, March 4, 1899. Under instructions from the War Department, the legal age limits for all original enlistments in the Army are eighteen and thirty-five years. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: .1 A l v tan(t General.

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CIRCULAR No. 15. 1. j HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, March 4, 1899. The capitation tax at all Cuban ports is abolished and including March 1, 1899. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General. from

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CIRCULAR ) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 16. f Havana, March 7, 1899. The following is published for the information of all concerned: Section 2 of the act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June 30, 1900, reads as follows: "That no property, franchise, or concessions of any kind whatever, shall be granted by the United States, or by any military or other authority whatever, in the Island of Cuba during the occupation thereof by the United States." BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: G rI. A dj otant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 17. Havana, March 10, 1899. Remains of deceased officers and soldiers cannot be shipped to the United States by the Quartermaster's Department unless they are encased in metallic cases, and are accompanied by proper medical certificates showing cause of death and fact that remains were embalmed. The remains of persons who died of contagious diseases cannot be shipped. The formal certificates required should be mailed to the quartermaster at the port of shipping at least two days before the remains are shipped. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 18. 5 Havana, March 18, 1899. The following postal regulations will be strictly enforced in the Division of Cuba on and after April 1, 1899, and are published for the information of all concerned, to wit: POSTAL REGULATIONS. All mail matter sent to or received from the United States or any part of the Is. land of Cuba, by soldiers, sailors, marines, or others in the service of the United States, is subject to the same domestic rate of postage as in the United States, viz: Letters, for each ounce or fraction thereof............... 2 cents. Postal cards [single]........................... ....... 1 cent. Postal cards [double]................................................. 2 cents. Newspapers not exceeding two ounces in weight...... 1 cent. All such mail matter, however, must be sent or received subject to the following regulations, in order to entitle it to the above-named domestic rate of postage: 1. If sent by a soldier, sailor, or marine in the service of the United States, it must be endorsed (Soldier's letter), ((Sailor's letter)), or ((Marine's letter) (or ((postal card)) or ((paper)), as the case may be), and be signed thereon, with his name and official designation, by a field or staff officer, or post or detachment commander, of the command to which the soldier belongs, or by a surgeon or chaplain of the hospital where he may be; and in the naval or marine service, by the officer in command of the vessel, or a surgeon on board, or by an officer commanding a naval hospital or detachment on shore; and in other branches of the Government service, by the person in charge of the branch to which the sender belongs. In case it is impracticable to secure the signature of any such officials, the postmaster at the mailing office may officially sign such matter in like manner, provided the sender or senders are known to be connected with the United States service. 2. If received by a person in the military, naval, marine or other service of the United States, the address must designate the addressee as being in such service. The letters of soldiers, sailors, and marines, if not prepaid, will be forwarded, charged with postage due at single rates only, to be collected on delivery. On mail matter sent to or received from all other places in the Universal Postal Union, no distinction is made as to letters of soldiers, sailors, marines, or others, and the rate is as follows: Letters and other sealed matter not exceeding one-half an ounce in weight..................... ..... .....................5 cents. Postal cards (single)..... ... .............................................. 2 cents. Postal cards [double].....................................4 cents. Newspapers, for each two ounces or fraction.......................... 1 cents. E. G. RATHBONE, Director General of Posts of Cuba. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERs DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 19. 5 Havana, March 16, 1899. By direction of the Secretary of War, all enlisted men belonging to volunteer regiments serving in Cuba who desire to enlist in the regular army can, upon application, be discharged by the Division Commander, after examination and acceptance by the recruiting officer for any organization of the regular army now serving in Cuba. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR 4 HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 20. 5 Havana, March 15, 1899. The following extracts from the act of Congress approved March 2, 1899, are published for the government, guidance, and information of all concerned, to wit: "See. 15. That the officers and enlisted men of the volunteer army shall be mustered out of the military service of the United States and discharged as provided in the act of April 22, 1808: Provided, That enlisted men of volunteers who desire to remain in the military service, in either the regular army or the temporary force authorized by this act, may, if found qualified therefor, be transferred to and enlisted in such batteries, troops, or companies as may be below the maximum authorized strength, and when so transferred and enlisted shall be credited on their new enlistment with the periods of service rendered by them respectively as volunteers. "Sec. 16. That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to permit enlisted men of the United States Army to make allotments of their pay, under such regulations as he may prescribe, for the support of their families or relatives, for their own savings, or for other purposes, during such time as they may be absent on distant duty, or under other circumstances warranting such action." By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant Geieral.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 21. 5 Havana, April 3, 1899. The following circular relating to disinfection *of baggage and effects of soldiers returning to the United States from Cuba, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned: TREASURY DEPARTMENT. Office of the Supervising Surgeon General, 1899. Marine Hospital Service. March, 4, 1899. Department Circular No. Marine-Hospital Service. The following addition is hereby made to the Quarantine Regulations for the ports of the United States: Article 2, paragraph 6, all baggage and effects of soldiers from Habana and Cienfuegos, arriving at any port in the United States south of the southern boundry of Maryland must be disinfected prior to vessel's entry. Soldiers' baggage and effects from all Cuban ports, arriving at the above mentioned ports in the United States after March 15, 1899, must be disinfected. (Signed) WALTER WYMAN, Supervising Surgeon-General, M. H. S. Approved: (Signed) L. J. GAGE, Secretary. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RIGHARDS, Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR No. 22. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, April 10, 1899. Disbursing Officers of the War Department, serving in this Division, desiring credit with the North American Trust Company, Fiscal Agents of the United States in the Island of Cuba, will forward their estimates of funds needed in the usual manner, stating that they desire the same placed to their official credit with the North American Trust Conpany. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 23. 5 Havana, April 10, 1899. Enlisted men of the regular army, entitled to, and applying for discharge under the provisions of General Orders No. 40, series 1898, Headquarters of the Army, will be sent to the United States in detachments from regiments, under a commissioned officer of the regiment. Descriptive lists will be prepared, and will be taken by the officer in command to the place designated for discharge, and the final statements will be executed and delivered at this point. The number of men to be discharged in each regiment, and the name of the officer of each regiment recommended to take the men to the United States, will be reported to these headquarters, through military channels, when orders for transportation, place of embarkation and debarkation, equipage and supplies, will be issued. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR 1 HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 24. j IHavana, April 18, 1899. Soldiers obtaining their discharge, under General Orders No. 40, series 1898, Headquarters of the Army, desiring to remain on the Island of Cuba, can be discharged at their" posts, if their service has been honest and faithful, and their application is approved by their company and regimental commanders. By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVIsION OF CUBA, No. 25. Havana, April 29, 1899. A sufficient supply of mosquito bars being now on hand at the Quartermaster's depot, Havana, Cuba, commanding officers of troops in this Division, for the health and comfort of the enlisted men under their command, will immediately make requisition for the number required by them. The mosquito bars will be considered as articles of barrack furniture, and will not be charged against the enlisted men, except as provided in Army Regulations 684. Panama hats and rubber clothing, when issued to enlisted men, will be charged on their clothing accounts at invoiced price, or at price quoted in price list. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 2 6. Havana, May 1, 1899. Hereafter the remains of all officers and enlisted men who die in the Department of Havana, U. S. Military Hospital No. 1, and U. S. Military Hospital No. 2, will be interred at the U. S. military cemetery at Marianao, Cuba. The Chief Quartermaster of the Division will furnish the necessary transportation for the remains of such officers and enlisted men as may be sent to Marianao for burial, where they will be received by a military escort afnd interred with military Honors. The name of the deceased and the regiment and company to which he belonged, will be sent to the comma:nding officer of the troops stationed at Marianao, whoV Will direct his Quartermaster to plainly mark the grave, keep a correct plat of the cemetery, list of the names of those buried t herei i, and lI(cation of grave. Any failure to send this infrInation, not later than the day after the interment, will be reported to these headquarters. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 27. 5 Havana, May 2, 1899. Department commanders will forward to these headquai'ters at the expiration of each month a copy of the monthly return of troops serving in their respective commands, and with the first return, they will forward a nominal list of officers in their commands, giving station, duties, &c. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 28. Havana, May 6, 1899. Further issue of medicines and hospital supplies to indigent Cubans will not be made from medical supplies of the Army. Absolutely necessary needs may be reported by department commanders to these headquarters for the action of the Commanding General of the Division. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, A djutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVIsION OF CUBA, No. 29. Havana, May 12, 1899. By direction of the Assistant Secretary of War, collectors will perform consular functions in Cuba as far as pertains to seamen, vessels clearances and invoices of shipments to the United States, to be certified as provided in section twenty eight forty four (2844) Revised Statutes, as follows: 'If there is no consul or commercial agent of the United States in the country from which such merchandise was imported, the authentication required by the preceding section shall be executed by a consul of a nation at the time in amity with the United States, if there is any such residing there; and if there is no such consul in the country, the authentication shall be made by two respectable merchants, if any there be, residing in the port from which the merchandise shall have been imported.'' By COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 30. 5 Havana, May 18, 1899. The following is published for the information and guidance of all concerned: "WASHINGTON, D. C., May 17, ]&)0. "Major General Commanding Division of Cuba, Havana. "You are directed to publish in Division of Cuba that official lists of surely "companies published by the War Department are sufficient authority for "acceptance of those companies on bonds under present government of Cuba. R. A. ALGER, Secretary of War." BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR ) HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 31. J Havana, May 22, 1899. Complaint having been made that soldiers are sent to the U. S. Military Hospitals in the city of Havana for treatment without a sufficiency of clothing, it is hereby ordered that in the future all soldiers upon entering such institutions shall, in addition to those they wear at the time, be provided with the following articles of apparel, to wit: One (1) neat undress uniform, One (1) change of under clothing. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 32. Havana, June 5, 1899. By direction of the Assistant Secretary of War, supplies imported into the Island of Cuba for the use of post exchanges, will, upon the filing of a declaration according to the form furnished from these headquarters, and after undergoing an inspection by the customs officers, be delivered to the officer filing the declaration without payment of duty. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CURA, No. 33. .Havana, June 29, 1899. The attention of post and other commanders is called to Army Regulations 457, 458, 459, 460 and 461. Copies of maps, with marginal notes showing any difference between the existing maps and those made by the officer in charge of making field notes and sketches, will be sent to these headquarters as soon as completed. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adjutant General.

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CIRCULAR HEADQUARTIRS DIvISION OF CUBA, No. 34. J Havana, July 21, 1899. Hereafter when the findings of a board of survey involves stoppages against a public carrier they will be made in quadruplicate, one copy of which, after action by the convening authority, will be sent to the Chief Quartermaster of the Division. Copies of the proceedings of boards of survey in which carriers were held responsible, now on file at the headquarters of the several departments in this Division, will be forwarded to the Chief Quartermaster of the Division without delay. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BRooKE: Ad jutant General.

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CIRCULAR, No. 35. } HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, Havana, August 24, 1899. Enlisted men entitled to commutation of rations will be furnished with certificates from the officer under whom they are serving in the following form:"
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CIRcUlAR, HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA, No. 36. 5Havana, Aucust 30, 18:9. The following is published for the information of the officers serving in this Division, viz: LOUISVILLE, KY., August 23rd, 1899. MAJOR GENERAl. JOHN R. BROOKE, Governor General, Harana, Cuba. SIR: I have the honor to inform you that at a meeting of the Board of Tradt, held August 1fth, 189, a resolution was unanimously adopted thanking you and the officers under your command for the able, intelligent and effective sanitary work done in Cuba wiherebv the health of the Island has been preserved, and the spread of contagious diseases to the United States prevented. I am directed to assure You of the high appreciation which the business people of this city and state have for vour very valuable services. I am, sir, you r obedient servant, JAMES F. BUCKNER, JR. Superintendent Louis ville Boarcl of Tratic. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE: W. V. RICHARDS, Adj utant -General.

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CRCI LAR, No. 37. } HEADQUARTERS DI VISION OF CUBA. Havana, Noeinber 10, 1899, Officers of the Army serving in Cuba are requested to procure, wherever practicable, any objects of historical, ethnological or artistic interest that it may be possible for them to obtain in a proper manner. Those from the Departments of the Province of Havana and Pinar dei Rio, Matanzas and Santa Clara and Bavana, will be sent to the Chief Quartermaster, Division of Cuba, for shipment by government transport to be deposited among the government collections in the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D. C. Those from the Department of Santiago and Puerto Principe will be shipped on transport direct to the Smithsonian Institute, and a report of the articles sent, weight, name of transport on which shipped and date of shipment \ ill he forwarded to these headquarters. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENvERA. BRooiE: W. V. RICHARDS, A dutalnt General.

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HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA. Havana, December 31, 1899. CIRCULAR No. 37 is the last issued from these headquarters during the current year.

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