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as loans to municipalities of that province to relieve the inhabitants thereof suffering from hunger. The loans made by the province to the municipalities under this Act shall be used by the municipalities solely for the relief of the inhabitants thereof suffering from hunger, and shall be expended under the direction and supervision of the provincial board; such loans to the municipalities shall be without interest, and shall be paid by the latter to the province within two years from the date of the making of such loans by the province.

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, October 24, 1902.

[No. 486.]

AN ACT to amend Act Numbered Four hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An Act to provide for taking a census of the Philippine Isiands."

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. Section four of Act Numbered Four hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An Act to provide for taking a census of the Philippine Islands," is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows:

"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 thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents per month; and such number of clerks at a salary of not more than eighty-five dollars per month, to be appointed from time to time, and such number of laborers as may be found necessary for the prompt and proper performance of the duties herein required at wages to be fixed by the head of the Bureau."

Sec. 2. The last paragraph of section eight of said Act shall be amended so as to read as follows:

1'Each supervisor shall receive a salary of one hundred and fifty dollars per month, such sum to be in full compensation for all services rendered and expenses incurred by him: Provided, however, That when he is traveling under orders, or in serious emergencies arising during the progress of the enumeration in his district, or in connection with the enumeration of any subdivision, he may, in the discretion of the Director of the Census, be allowed the actual cost of transportation and one dollar and a half per day in money of the United States, in lieu of subsistence, during his necessary absence from his place of residence in his district, which sum may be increased by the Director of the Census to three dollars and fifty cents per day whenever the supervisor may be called to Manila for consultation with the Director; he shall also be entitled to one clerk at a salary of sixty dollars per month, and one messenger at a salary of thirty dollars per month: Provided, That one-half of the salary due each supervisor shall be withheld and not paid him until after the schedules or other returns and reports required of him shall have been duly rendered to the Director of the Census.

"The governors of provinces and other provincial officers shall be eligible for appointment as supervisors of the census in the provinces, and shall be entitled to receive, in addition to their regular salary as provincial officers, the amount herein provided as compensation for the supervisors."

Sec. 3. Section ten of said Act is hereby amended by providing that each enumerator and special agent shall receive a salary of two dollars per diem in money of the United States, instead of two dollars and fifty cents, as in said section provided, and by adding at the end thereof the following: "Municipal officials, justices of the peace, and auxiliary justices of the peace shall be eligible for appointment as enumerators or special agents of the census, and when duly appointed may receive the pay herein prescribed for enumerators in addition to their regular salaries or other official compensation while so employed."

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 October 24, 1902.

[No. 487.1

AN ACT amending act numbered eighty-two, entitled "The Municipal Code," and act numbered three hundred and three amendatory thereof.

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

Section 1. Section seventy-two of the Municipal Code, as amended by section one (m) of Act Numbered Three hundred and three, is hereby further amended to read as follows: "It shall be the duty of the provincial treasurer to be present in the municipality, in person or by deputy, for at least two days every quarter during the year, prepared to receive payment of all revenues due to the municipality from any source whatever, except fines as provided in section eighteen, subsection (h), fees for the granting of the privilege of fisheries, the issuing of certificates of ownership of large cattle, and of the transfer of title to the same, tolls from ferries operated by the municipality, fees from municipal stables, municipal pounds, municipal markets, municipal slaughter houses, municipal bath houses, and municipal cemeteries; license fees for theatrical performances, horse races, circuses, cock pits and cock fighting, and the training of fighting cocks; which shall be collected by the municipal treasurer in the manner prescribed by ordinance of the municipal council. The provincial treasurer or his deputy shall give receipts for all municipal funds collected by him, showing the date of each payment, the name of the person making it, the amount of the payment, and on what account it was collected. He shall give notice to the president of the coming of himself or his deputy one week before the quarterly visit of himself or deputy to the municipality, and the president shall cause the same to be posted at the main entrance of the municipal building and in a public and conspicuous place in each barrio. The municipal treasurer shall turn over to the provincial treasurer or his deputy upon his visit to the municipality, all revenues collected subsequent to the last visit of the treasurer or his deputy, together with his duplicate receipts for the same. The provincial treasurer or his deputy shall not remove such funds from the municipality, but shall pay them into the municipal treasury before leaving, and they shall thereupon become available for appropriation by the municipal council. The provincial treasurer or his deputy shall be at liberty at all times to inspect the accounts and receipts of the municipal treasurer, and to count the money in the municipal treasury; and he shall audit the accounts and count the cash at least once during each quarter of the fiscal 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, October 25, 1902.

[No. 488.]

AN ACT making an appropriation of the sum of sixty-five thousand nine hundred and sixty-five dollars and sixty-five cents, in local currency, for expenditure in the discretion of the civil governor in the provinces of Batangas and La Laguna and the island of Mindoro, and authorizing the sale, rental, or distribution of articles purchased thereunder, and for other purposes.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that: Section 1. Whereas, there was realized from certain operations by General J. F. Bell, the Military Commander in the Provinces of Batangas and La Laguna and the Island of Mindoro, during the recent insurrection of a portion of the inhabitants of said territory, a profit arising on account of sales of rice and other food products to the people of said provinces and island, amounting to the sum of sixty-five thousand nine hundred and sixty-five dollars and sixty-five cents, local currency, which sum will be deposited in the Insular Treasury; and whereas, it is desirable to use the said fund for the benefit of the people in the locality of the provinces and island wherein the said profit accrued, the said sum of sixty-five thousand nine hundred and sixty-five dollars and sixty-five cents, local currency, is hereby appropriated, to become available as soon as deposited, to be expended in the discretion of the Civil Governor of the Philippine Islands in such manner and by such agencies and under such rules and regulations as he may direct, in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

Sec. 2. The said sum hereby appropriated may be expended for the following objects:

(a) For the purchase of foodstuffs for sale or distribution.

(b) For the purchase of farm and garden seeds and plants for sale or distribution.

(c) For the purchase of agricultural tools, implements, and devices for cultivating and irrigating the soil, for sale or distribution.

(d) For expenses in promoting agricultural experiments in connection with the Bureau of Agriculture, including the rent of land, houses, and animals, and other contingent expenses in connection therewith.

(e) For the purchase of animals for breeding and domestic purposes with a view to improving the breeds of domestic animals, for sale or distribution.

(/) For the purchase and operation of traction engines and cars for use in transporting freight and passengers along the roads in said territory.

(g) For the construction, maintenance, and repair of roads in said provinces and island.

(h) For expenses in combating epidemics, such as plagues, cholera, and smallpox affecting people, rinderpest and other epidemic or contagious diseases affecting animals, and plagues affecting crops.

(i) For the employment of such clerical assistance and labor of all kinds and for the payment of such traveling expenses as may be required for the proper execution of the purposes of this act.

(j) And for such other purposes as in the discretion of the Civil Governor of the Philippine Islands mav be deemed just and wise and for the benefit of the people of the said provinces and island.

Sec. 3. The Civil Governor may in his discretion request the Commanding General of the Division of the Philippines to detail an officer of the Army of the United States to take charge of the entire purchase, sale, or distribution of the articles and merchandise to be purchased under this Act, and to account to the Auditor for his transactions thereunder. Such officer is authorized to intrust to other military officers designated by proper military authority the purchase, sale, and distribution of the merchandise and articles purchased hereunder. He is further authorized to designate municipal officers and other persons to assist in the sale or distribution of the merchandise orarticles purchased under this Act in the various localities of the provinces and island above named, and the municipal officers and other persons so designated shall be entitled to receive such compensation as the officer detailed and appointed as above shall deem just and reasonable compensation for their services, and the fact that the municipal officers may receive a regular compensation for their services as such municipal officers shall not disentitle them to receive the compensation provided herein.

Sec. 4. The officer or officers charged with the disbursement of the funds herein appropriated are authorized to sell at current market rates or to distribute, under such regulations as the Civil Governor may prescribe, any article or articles purchased or procured under the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of section two, or to rent for a reasonable hire any article or articles purchased or procured under the provisions of paragraphs (c) and (/) of said section, or to sell the same at not less than their cost price, or to transport freight and passengers, as provided in paragraph (/) of said section two, under such tariff rates as may be approved by the Civil Governor.

Sec. 5. All receipts and revenues derived from such sales, rents, and tariffs shall be deposited in the Insular Treasury and shall revert to the appropriation made in this Act, and all deposits in the Insular Treasury on this account shall be as repayments to said appropriation and so credited on the books of the Auditor for the Philippine Archipelago, and subject to withdrawal from the Treasury.

Sec. 6. The moneys appropriated by this Act and derived from its operations shall be used and expended, in the provinces and island in which the revenue accrued, and may be withdrawn from the Treasury in United States currency at the authorized rate, in accordance with the provisions of section three of Act Numbered Four hundred and thirty.

Sec. 7. The officer or officers charged with the disbursement of the funds herein appropriated, and with receiving the revenues from the sources herein named, shall render monthly accounts of their transactions to the Auditor for the Philippine Archipelago, in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered Ninety, and other Acts in harmony therewith, and under such additional regulations as the Auditor may prescribe, pursuant to the provisions of rule twelve of said Act Numbered Ninety.

Sec. 8. In like manner, returns of property which may be purchased, found at station or otherwise acquired, shall be rendered to the Auditor in conformity to the provisions of Act Numbered Two hundred and fifteen of the Philippine Commission.

Sec. 9. Purchase of property may be made under the provisions of this Act without reference to Act Numbered One hundred and forty-six of the Philippine Commission.

Sec. 10. Any municipal officer or other person engaged in the sale and distribution of the rice and other articles whose sale or distribution is provided for herein, may be required before accepting such trust and employment to give a bond in a sum to be fixed by the officer having charge of the distribution hereunder for the province or island, conditioned upon a faithful performance of his duty in accordance with the regulations lawfully prescribed for his conduct. In case of a violation of the conditions of the bond, the same may be forfeited in the discretion of the officer having charge of the transactions under this Act for the province or island, and the penalty of the bond may be recovered against the offending municipal officer as liquidated damages for his violation of the regulations. Any municipal officer or other person who accepts employment and compensation as an agent in the sale or distribution of the articles whose sale or distribution is provided for in this Act, who shall violate the regulations prescribed for his conduct in accordance with the terms of this Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars in local currency, or by imprisonment at hard labor for not exceeding six months, or by both, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 11. 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 or laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, October 25, 1902.

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AN ACT appropriating the sum of seven hundred and eighty-four dollars, local currency for Claro Jaramillo, for compensation for services rendered by him from May first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, to and including June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, in caring for the light-house at Cape Melville.

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

Section 1. Whereas Claro Jaramillo, head light-keeper at Cape Melville in eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, voluntarily continued to perform such services from May first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, to and including June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, without appointment from the Government authorities in these Islands, and protected and cared for the light-house at such point, the sum of seven hundred and eighty-four dollars, local currency, is hereby appropriated as compensation for the said Claro Jaramillo at the rate of fifty-six dollars, local currency, per month, for the period from May first, eighteen hundred and ninetyeight, to and including June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine.

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, October 27, 1902.

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AN ACT appropriating thesum of three million one hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred and forty-two dollars and thirty-three cents, in money of the United States, or so much thereof 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 hereby 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 vear ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and three, this appropriation being for the second quarter of said fiscal year, unless otherwise stated. The appropriations herein made, except for fixed salaries for the second quarter of said fiscal year, shall be available for obligations of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three:

PHILIPPINE COMMISSION.

Salaries and wages, 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, two private secretaries at two thousand four hundred dollars per annum each, two private secretaries at one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum each, three private secretaries at one thousand two hundred dollars per annum each, disbursing officer class four, two clerks class five, two clerks class six, two clerks class seven, one clerk at one thousand five hundred dollars per annum, three clerks class eight, one clerk class nine, one clerk Class D, two clerks Class H, one clerk Class I, two employees Class J, four employees at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each, twenty thousand four hundred and forty-two dollars and fifty cents.

Contingent expenses, Philippine Commission, nineteen hundred and three: For contingent expenses, including office supplies, furniture, advertising, telegrams, cablegrams, salaries, and expenses of surveyors, helpers, and draftsmen engaged in surveying and making plans of lands under the direction of the Commission, and for other incidental expenses, fifteen thousand dollars.

In all, for the Philippine Commission, thirty-five thousand four hundred and fortytwo dollars and fifty cents.

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, seven 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, five employees at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each, twelve laborers at one 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-two thousand six hundred and fourteen dollars.

Contingent expenses, Malacanan Palace, nineteen hundred and three: For contingent expenses of Malacanan Palace, including lighting of park, purchase and repair of furniture, improvement of grounds, and other incidental expenses, seven 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, a fund not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be expended in the discretion of the Civil Governor, and other incidental expenses, two thousand dollars.

In all, for the Executive Bureau, twenty-five thousand three hundred and sixtyfour 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 four, 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 seven hundred and ninety-five dollars.

Transportation, Philippine Civil Service Board, nineteen hundred and three: For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of officers and employees, two hundred dollars.

Contingent expenses, Philippine Civil Service Board, nineteen hundred and three: For contingent expenses, including office supplies, and other incidental expenses, three hundred dollars.

In all, for the Philippine Civil Service Board, eight thousand two hundred and ninety-five dollars.

BUREAU OF THE INSULAR PURCHASING AGENT.

Salaries and wages, Bureau of the Insular Purchasing Agent, nineteen hundred and three: Insular Purchasing Agent at four thousand dollars per annum, Assistant Insular Purchasing Agent at three thousand dollars per annum, disbursing officer and cashier

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