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AN ACT authorizing provincial boards to fix the number and dates of conventions to be held in each year in the provincial capital by the municipal presidentes of their respective provinces.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

Section 1. The provincial boards of all provinces organized under "The Provincial Government Act" are hereby authorized to fix the number and dates of the conventions to be held in each year by the presidentesof the municipalities in the provincial capital pursuant to the variousspecial Acts organizing such provinces: Provided, That in no case shall the number of such conventions in any province be less than one nor more than four in each year: And provided further, That before fixing the number and dates of such conventions the provincial boards shall receive and consider the recommendations of the municipal presidentesof their respective provinces to be made at their first convention after the passage of this Act. The number and dates of such conventions may be changed from time to time in the manner in this section provided for fixing such number and dates.

Sec. 2. All laws or parts of laws inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of ''An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, July 2, 1902.

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AN ACT increasing the salary of the fiscal of the province of Marinduque from eight hundred dollars to one thousand dollars, in money of the United States.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

Section 1. The salary of the provincial fiscal of the Province of Marinduque is hereby increased from eight hundred dollars to one thousand dollars per year, in money of the United States, anything in Act Numbered One hundred and twentyfive, entitled "An Act extending the provisions of 'The Provincial Government Act' to the Province of Marinduque/' to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, July 9, 1902.

[No. 427.]

AN ACT authorizing the loan of seven thousand and fifty dollars, in local currency, to the province

of Nueva Ecija.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. The Treasurer of the Philippine Archipelago is hereby authorized to loan, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of seven thousand and fifty dollars, in local currency, to the Province of Nueva

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Ecija, in accordance with a resolution adopted by the provincial board of that province on the ninth day of June, nineteen hundred and two, requesting such loan. The money so loaned is to be returned to the Insular Treasury on or before the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and two. The money so loaned may be used by the provincial board of the province for the general purposes of the provincial government in accordance with the provisions of "The Provincial Government Act."

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, July 9, 1902.

[No. 428.] AN ACT authorizing the loan of six thousand dollars, in local currency, to the Province of Samar.

By authority of the United States, he it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

Section 1. The provisional board of the Province of Samar is hereby authorized to borrow, by resolution, from the Insular Government, the sum of six thousand dollars, in local currency, or any part thereof, to be expended by the provincial board of the province for the general purposes of the provincial government in accordance with the provisions of " The Provincial Government Act." The sum thus borrowed shall be returned to the Insular Treasury by the provincial board on or before the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and three. Such loan shall be made to the province to the amount of six thousand dollars, in local currency, or any less amount to be fixed in the resolution of acceptance by the provisional board, upon receipt of the resolution of said board. The amount loaned shall be paid to the provincial treasurer and receipted for by him, and shall be by him disbursed upon orders of the provincial board as in other cases.

Sec. 2. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of six thousand dollars, in local currency, to comply with the provisions of this Act.

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, July 9, 1902.

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AN ACT making temporary provisions for the care of invalid civil employees at Baguio, in the province of Benguet, pending the establishment of a government sanitarium.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. Pending the opening of feasible means of access to the town of Baguio, in the Province of Benguet, and the completion of a Government sanitarium at that point, temporary provision is hereby authorized for the care of invalid civil employees and members of their families who may repair to Baguio forthe purpose of recuperation.

Sec. 2. The Civil Governor is hereby authorized to appoint, with the approval and consent of the Commission, an attending physician and surgeon to take charge of the Government buildings now constructed or in process of construction at Baguio who shall receive a compensation at the rate of two thousand four hundred dollars per year.

Sec. 3. The attending physician and surgeon so appointed is hereby authorized to appoint one nurse of Class D, one employee of Class D, one employee of Class I, and one employee at forty-five dollars per annum. The salaries in this Act mentioned shall be payable in money of the United States or the equivalent in local currency at the legal rate, and shall be payable monthly. The employees named shall be furnished food and lodging free of charge, but the attending physician and surgeon shall provide his own subsistence.

Sec. 4. The attending physician and surgeon shall act as superintendent of the buildings aforesaid and disbursing officer of the funds to be distributed under this Act. He shall define and supervise the discharge of the duties of the employees aforesaid. He shall render all necessary medical and surgical attendance to all patients in the buildings aforesaid and in the Benguet Province Hospital. On account of the existing lack of opportunity for purchasing medicines in Benguet, he shall fill all prescriptions for persons not entitled to treatment at the sanitarium as hereinafter provided, collecting a minimum charge of twenty-five cents in money of the United States, or its equivalent in local currency at the legal rate, for each prescription so filled, and shall pay all funds derived from the filling of such prescriptions and from all other sources received by virtue of this Act into the Insular Treasury. The attending physician and surgeon shall have the custody of and be responsible for all personal property and supplies available for carrying this Act into execution, and shall take over and be accountable for all property, material, and supplies heretofore purchased for the use of the Sanitarium at Baguio under the direction of the attending physician and surgeon of the Philippine Civil Hospital at Manila. Sec. 5. The attending physician and surgeon shall receive into the buildings aforesaid civil officers and employees of the Insular and Provincial Governments and of the government of the city of Manila and the members of the families of such officers and employees upon seasonable application being made for such reception. He shall make weekly reports to the Secretary of the Interior covering all matters relating to the performance of his duties and to the occupancy of the buildings aforesaid and to the receipt and disbursement of funds, and shall communicate by telegraph if occasion requires. Persons received in the buildings aforesaid, in accordance with the provisions of this section, shall pay not less than two dollars nor more than four dollars, in money of the United States, per day for rooms, the amount to be fixed for each room by the attending physician and surgeon, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. Additional servants, if needed for the comfort of persons so received, shall be provided and subsisted by the persons desiring their services. No additional charge shall be made for medical and surgical attendance, medical supplies, nursing, or food to persons so received. The buildings under the charge of the attending physician and surgeon shall be a main building provided with wards and private rooms and such separate cottages or other buildings as have heretofore been or may hereafter be authorized. The attending physician and surgeon is also authorized to rent temporarily the cottages in this section named for the use of invalid or other civil officers and employees or members of their families at rentals to be fixed by the attending physician and surgeon and approved by the Secretary of the Interior. Persons occupying such cottages may provide their own food and servants, or may, if they so choose, be provided with meals in the main building at two dollars per day, in money of the United States, for each person for subsistence and medical attendance. The Commissioner of Public Health, upon request by the attending physician and surgeon and approval of the Secretary of the Interior, shall purchase and send to Baguio medical and other supplies needed for the purposes of this Act.

Sec. 6. Any funds appropriated to the Philippine Civil Hospital for disbursement on account of the Civil Sanitarium at Baguio in Act Numbered Three hundred and eighty-nine, and unexpended, shall be available for the purposes provided by this Act, and shall be disbursed by the attending physician and surgeon in charge.

Sec. 7. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Sec 8. This Act shall take effect August first, nineteen hundred and two.

Enacted, July 14, 1902. [No. 430.]

AN ACT appropriating the sum of two million eight hundred and twenty-three thousand seven hundred and five dollars and twenty-eight cents, in money of the United States, or so much thereo, as may be necessary, in part compensation for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth nineteen hundred and three, and for other purposes.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. The following sums, in money of the United States, or so much thereof as may be respectively necessary, are herebv appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in part compensation for the service of the Insular Government and of the city of Manila, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and three, this appropriation being for the first quarter of said fiscal year unless otherwise stated. The appropriations herein made, except for fixed salaries for the first quarter of said fiscal year, shall be available for obligations of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three:

UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION.

Salaries and wages, United States Philippine Commission, nineteen hundred and three: President and seven Commissioners, at five thousand dollars per annum each, Secretary at three thousand five hundred dollars per annum, Spanish Secretary at three thousand five hundred dollars per annum, four private secretaries at two thousand four hundred dollars per annum each, three private secretaries at one thousand two hundred dollars per annum each, Disbursing Officer class five, one clerk class five, three clerks class six, two clerks class seven, one clerk at one thousand five hundred dollars per annum, two clerks class eight, two clerks class nine, one clerk Class D, two clerks Class H, one clerk Class I, two clerks Class J, four employees at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each, twenty thousand five hundred and eighty dollars.

Transportation, United States Philippine Commission, nineteen hundred and three: For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of officers and employees on official business, including the hire of vehicles in the city of Manila as a temporary expedient when such transportation can not be furnished by the Insular Purchasing Agent, not to exceed thirty dollars, oneithousand dollars.

Contingent expenses, United States Philippine Commission, nineteen hundred and three: For contingent expenses, including office supplies, furniture, telegrams, cablegrams, salaries and expenses of surveyors, helpers and draughtsmen engaged in the survey of lands under the direction of the Commission, and for other incidental expenses, twelve thousand dollars.

In all, for the United States Philippine Commission, thirty-three thousand five hundred and eighty dollars.

EXECUTIVE.

EXECUTIVE BUREAU.

Salaries and wages, Executive Bureau, nineteen hundred and three: Civil Governor at fifteen thousand dollars per annum, Executive Secretary at seven thousand five hundred dollars per annum, Assistant Executive Secretary at two thousand five hundred dollars per annum, private secretary to the Civil Governor at two thousand five hundred dollars per annum, one clerk class three, one clerk at two thousand four hundred dollars per annum, three clerks class five, six clerks class six, seven clerks class seven, five clerks class eight, five clerks class nine, five clerks Class A, one janitor Class B, two watchmen at seven hundred and eighty dollars per annum each, three clerks Class C, two employees Class J, three employees at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each, twelve laborers atone hundred and twenty dollars per annum each, extra allowance for disbursing officer at two hundred dollars per annum, per diems of seven dollars for the Executive Secretary, twenty-one thousand nine hundred and twenty-four dollars.

Contingent expenses, Malacanan Palace, nineteen hundred and three: For contingent expenses of Malacanan Palace, including lighting of park, and other incidental expenses, one hundred and fifty dollars.

Contingent expenses, Executive Bureau, nineteen hundred and three: For contingent expenses, including furniture, stationery, electric lights and supplies for Ayuntamiento Building, and other incidental expenses, three thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

In all, for the Executive Bureau, twenty-five thousand three hundred and twentyfour dollars.

PHILIPPINE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD.

Salaries and wages, Philippine Civil Service Board, nineteen hundred and three: Three members at three thousand five hundred dollars per annum each, one examiner class three, one examiner class five, one examiner class six, one examiner class seven, three examiners class eight, two clerks class nine, one clerk class ten, one clerk Class B, one clerk Class D, one clerk Class F, one clerk Class G, one employee Class J, one employee at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum, extra allowance for disbursing officer at two hundred dollars per annum, seven thousand two hundred and thirty-two dollars and fifty cents.

Transportation, Philippine Civil Service Board, nineteen hundred and three: For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of officers and employees and for the hire of vehicles in Manila on official business when such transportation can not be secured from the Insular Purchasing Agent, not to exceed thirty dollars, two hundred dollars,

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