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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, September 11, 1902.

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AN ACT amending act numbered one hundred and three, extending the provisions of "The Provincial Government Act" to the province of Tayabas.

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

Section 1. Section two of Act Numbered One hundred and three, extending the provisions of "The Provincial Government Act" to the Province of Tayabas, is hereby amended by increasing the salary of the provincial secretary to one thousand three hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in money of the United States.

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, September 11, 1902.

[No. 459.]

AN ACT amending sections four and twelve of Act Numbered Three hundred and thirty-seven organizing the Province of Nueva Vizcaya, and section five of Act Numbered Four hundred and twenty-two, organizing the Province of Paragua.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. Sections four and twelve of Act Numbered Three hundred and thirtyseven, entitled "An Act providing for the organization of a provincial government in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya," are hereby amended by striking out the word "Treasurer," appearing in the seventeenth line of section four and in the eleventh line of paragraph (/) of section twelve, and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Auditor."

Sec. 2. Section five of Act Numbered Four hundred and twenty-two, entitled "An Act providing for the organization of a provincial government in the Province of Paragua, and defining the limits of that province," is hereby amended by striking out the word "Treasurer" in the seventeenth line of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Auditor."

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, September 15, 1902.

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AN ACT appropriating ten thousand dollars in money of the United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to enable the Auditor for the Philippine Archipelago to prepare for the Secretary of War for transmittal to Congress at its ensuing regular session special detailed reports of the receipts and expenditures of the Government of the Archipelago for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and two.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. There is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars, in money of the United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the employment of such extra service in the office of the Auditor for the Philippine Archipelago as may be required to enable the Auditor to submit to the Secretary of War, for transmittal to Congress during its ensuing regular session, audited detailed statements of the receipts and disbursements of the Government of the Archipelago, and the provincial governments thereunder, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and two.

Sec. 2. For the purpose of executing this work within the time required the Auditor is hereby authorized to expend the sum appropriated, in whole or in part, for the payment of such overtime services or work in excess of the number of hours of service now required by law as may be rendered by the regular employees of his Bureau or by the employees of other offices or Bureaus, at such rate of compensation as may seem to him equitable and proper, the provisions of Act Numbered One hundred and forty-eight to the contrary notwithstanding. The Auditor is further authorized to employ such additional emergency clerks as may be required to complete said work, such clerks to be employed by selection from the eligible lists of the Civil Service Board if a sufficient number of competent persons is available. If a sufficient number is not available such clerks may be selected by any test of fitness which may be prescribed by the Auditor and approved by the Civil Service Board.

Sec. 3. The appropriation herein made shall be withdrawn from the Insular Treasury in local currency at the rate authorized at the time of such withdrawal, and so disbursed.

Sec. 4. 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. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, September 15, 1902.

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AN ACT amending act numbered one hundred and seventy-five, entitled "An Act providing for the organization and government of the insular constabulary, and for the inspection of the municipal police," so as to provide for the maintenance of the present telegraphic system in the archipelago, so far as may be desirable and practicable.

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

Section 1. The Chief of the Philippines Constabulary is hereby authorized and directed to take charge of all telegraph or telephone lines heretofore operated by the Signal Corps of the United States Army, Division of the Philippines, which have been abandoned by that Corps or which may hereafter be abandoned or turned over to him by it, so far as in his judgment it may be in the public interest to do so, and as may be feasible and practicable. He is authorized to change telegraph lines into telephone lines or vice versa whenever it is desirable in the interest of economy so to do. He is also authorized and directed to receive and receipt for all telegraph and telephone lines, or other telegraph or telephone property, which may be turned over to him by the Signal Corps.

Sec 2. In order effectually to operate and maintain these telegraph or telephone lines, he is authorized to employ the necessary number of experienced telegraph operators, and to appoint them inspectors of constabulary, and to assign them to duty in the Telegraphic Division of the Philippines Constabulary, which is hereby created. It shall be within his discretion to appoint them first, second, third, or fourth class inspectors and subinspectors, and to promote them from one class to another, as he may deem best in the public interests. He is also empowered to enlist, as privates, corporals, or sergeants, telegraph and telephone operators, to be employed as telegraph or telephone operators, or in any other capacity connected with the operation and maintenance of telegraph and telephone lines, and to fix their compensation subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Police. He is also authorized to use such of the Philippines Constabulary as are available and as he may deem necessary and desirable, in the construction, repair and maintenance of telegraph and telephone lines. He is further authorized to transmit messages over either the telegraph or telephone lines under his control for private persons or corporations, charging reasonable compensation therefor, and shall make and publish a tariff of charges for such service to be approved by the Secretary of Commerce and Police, and the money received therefor shall be accounted for by him and covered into the Insular Treasury as other public funds are accounted for and covered into the Treasury. He is hereby directed to make a separate quarterly report, through the Secretary of Commerce and Police, to the Commission, showing the number of inspectors and enlisted men in the Division of Telegraphs, and the probable increase for the ensuing quarter, the amount received by him from the general public as tolls for messages transmitted, and such other information as may be deemed of interest.

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, September 15, 1902.

[No. 462.]

AN ACT changing the title of "Department of Posts" to "Bureau of Posts," and the title of "Director-General of Posts" to " Director of Posts."

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. The title of "Department of Posts" is hereby changed to that of "Bureau of Posts," and the title of "Director-General of Posts" is hereby changed to that of ''Director of Posts.''

Sec. 2. The powers and duties of the Director of Posts shall in all respects be the same as those formerly exercised by the Director-General of Posts, and the Bureau of Posts shall perform the same functions in all respects as those heretofore performed by the Department of Posts; and nothing herein contained shall affect existing orders or laws relating to the Department of Posts or Director-General of Posts, which shall be applicable in every particular to the Bureau of Posts and the Director of Posts.

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, September 15, 1902.

[No. 463.]

AN ACT authorizing provincial boards in their discretion to extend the time for the payment of the land tax for the year nineteen hundred and two to a date not later than January first, nineteen hundred and three.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. Whereas, owing to the severe epidemic of cholera, the difficulties of transportation and the ravages caused by rinderpest, it has been rendered impossible in many provinces to collect the land tax for the year nineteen hundred and two by the first of October, nineteen hundred and two, as required by Act Numbered Four hundred and thirty-four, the provincinal boards of the various provinces of the Archipelago organized under the provisionsof Act Numbered Eighty-three are hereby authorized, in their discretion, to extend the time for the payment, without penalty, of the land tax for the year nineteen hundred and two to a date not later than January first, nineteen hundred and three, anything in previous Acts 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, September 22, 1902.

[No. 464.]

AN ACT vesting the Insular Treasurer with power to increase or diminish the bonds of public officials, with the approval of the Civil Governor.

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

Section 1. The Treasurer of the Philippine Archipelago is hereby vested with power and it shall be his duty to increase or diminish the penal sum of any official bond required by law when in his opinion the circumstances or the public interest demand such change.

Sec. 2. The power granted to the Treasurer of the Philippine Archipelago in the preceding section shall not become effective until the action of the Treasurer shall be approved by the Civil Governor.

Sec. 3. All provisions of existing law in so far as inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. 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. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, September 30, 1902.

[No. 465.]

AN ACT amending Act Numbered One hundred and fifty-seven, providing for the establishment of a Board of Health for the Philippine Islands, by striking out the provision that the Sanitary Engineer shall be the City Engineer of Manila.

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

Section 1. Act Numbered One hundred and fifty-seven, entitled "An Act providing for the establishment of a Board of Health for the Philippine Islands," is hereby amended by striking out of paragraph (6) of section two the words "who shall be the City Engineer of Manila," so that the paragraph shall read: "(6) A Sanitary Engineer, at a salary of three thousand five hundred dollars per year."

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, September 30, 1902.

[No. 466.]

AN ACT amending Act Numbered Three hundred and fifty-eight, providing for a per diem for traveling examiners of the Treasurer and Auditor for the Philippine Archipelago, by requiring such per diem to be paid from provincial funds when an examiner or deputy of the Insular Treasurer is acting as a provincial treasurer.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Three hundred and fifty-eight, entitled "An Act providing for the payment of per diems in lieu of expenses to traveling examiners and others in the offices of the Treasurer and Auditor for the Archipelago, who are required to perform official travel," is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

"When an examiner or deputy of the Insular Treasurer is acting as a provincial treasurer under the provisions of section sixteen of Act Numbered Eighty-three, as amended by Act Numbered One hundred and thirty-three, the per diem to which he is entitled under this Act shall be paid from the revenues of the province where such service is rendered during the time such examiner or deputy is acting as provincial treasurer."

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 Septemb *• twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

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

Enacted, October 2, 1902. #

[No. 467.]
AN ACT to provide for taking a census of the Philippine Islands.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. A census of the population by name, age, sex, race or tribe, nativity, and literacy, of school attendance, of ownership of homes, and of industrial and social statistics for each province and municipality, and other civil divisions of the; Philippine Islands, in accordance with the Act of Congress, approved July first, nineteen hundred and two, shall be taken in the year ninteen hundred and three. Sec. 2. There shall be established in the Department of Public Instruction a Census Bureau, the chief officer of which shall be the Director of the Census, who shall be appointed by the Civil Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Commission. The Director of the Census shall be charged with the collection, tabulation, and publication of the statistics required by this Act. He may be, with the consent of the President of the United States, a general officer of the United States Army. In case a general officer is thus appointed, he shall be paid, in lieu of all allowance for forage, fuel, and quarters, to which he would be entitled under the Army regulations, the sum of ten dollars per diem, payable out of the Insular Treasury.

There shall also be two Assistant Directors of the Census, to be appointed by the Civil Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Commission, who shall

be experienced, practical statisticians, and who shall be paid a salary of seven hundred and twenty dollars per month each, and whose appointment as Assistant Directors of the Census may be terminated by the Director of the Census as soon after their return to the United States as may be desirable: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to establish a permanent Census Bureau.

Sec. 3. During the absence or disability of the Director of the Census, one of the Assistant Directors, to be designated by the Director, shall perform the duties of the Director, and at all other times the Assistant Directors shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Director of the Census.

Sec. 4. There shall also be in the Census Bureau, to be appointed by the Director thereof, one chief clerk, who shall receive a salary at the rate of two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars per year; three secretaries, each at a salary of one hundred and fifty dollars per month; six clerks, each at a salary of one hundred and thirtythree dollars and thirty-three cents per month; and such number of clerks and skilled laborers, at a monthly salary of not more than eighty-five or less than sixty dollars per month, to be appointed from time to time, as may be found necessary for the prompt and proper performance of the duties herein required.

Sec. 5. The collection of the information required by this Act shall be made under the direction of the Director of the Census by supervisors, enumerators, and special agents, whose inquiries shall be restricted to the population, schools, agriculture, and industrial and social statistics, separately for each province and municipality and other civil divisions as the census schedules, approved by the Secretary of Public Instruction, may require: Provided, That whenever an official registration of mortuary orother statistics isandhasbeen maintained, the Directorof theCensus may employ experts or special agents to investigate and ascertain such statistics, whether of manufacturing, railroad, fishing, mining, telegraph, express, transportation, insurance, banking, or of such other industries, as the Secretary of Public Instruction may direct.

Sec. 6. The supervisors, enumerators, and special agents shall be appointed by the Director of the Census, by and with the advice and consent of the Civil Governor: Provided, That all insular, municipal, and provincial officials, and such officers and enlisted men of the Army as may be designated by the Commanding General, Division of the Philippines, shall be eligible to appointment.

Sec. 7. For the purposes of this census, the Director of the Census shall divide the Philippine Islands into fifty supervisors' districts, more or less, the boundaries of which shall, whenever practicable, conform to the boundaries of the insular provinces. Each supervisor shall be duly commissioned by the Civil Governor, and before entering upon his duties, shall take and subscribe the following oath before any official authorized to administer oaths:

"I, , supervisor of

the supervisor's district, do solemnly

swear that I recognize and accept the supreme authority of the United States of America and will maintain true faith and allegiance thereto, and that I will, to the best of my ability, enumerate, or cause to be enumerated, all the inhabitants of such district, and will collect, or cause to be collected, the other statistical information within the same, as required by law or regulation, and will faithfully perform all the duties enjoined on me by law providing for the taking of the Census. So help me God."

This oath, when duly executed, shall be forwarded to the Director of the Census and duly filed in his office.

Sec. 8. Each Supervisor of the Census shall be charged, within his district, with the performance of the following duties:

First. To consult with the Director of the Census in regard to the division of his district into enumeration districts most convenient for the purpose of enumeration, which districts and the limits thereof shall be fixed by the Director of the Census.

Second. To nominate to the Director of the Census suitable persons as enumerators and special agents within his district, one or more for each enumeration district, who shall be resident therein. In case it shall occur in any enumeration district that no person is qualified and willing to perform the duties of enumerator, the supervisor may nominate any fit person to be the enumerator of that district: Provided, That in no case shall a supervisor nominate as enumerator or special agent his father, mother, son, daughter, niece or nephew, or any other relative by blood or marriage within the fourth degree.

Third. To communicate to enumerators and special agents the necessary instructions and directions relating to their duties as enumerators or special agents, taking care that they are perfectly understood.

Fourth. To examine thoroughly the schedules and other returns and reports of the enumerators and special agents, causing all discrepancies or deficiencies appear

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