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4. David H. Smith (D.).... Hodgensviile. I
5. Joseph S. Sherley (D.>.. Louisville.
6. J. Li. Rhinock (D.>...... Covington,
7. South Trimble <D.) Frankfort.
8. George G. Gilbert (D.).. Shelbyvllla.
9. J. B. Bennett (R.)..... .Greenup,
10. F. A. Hopkins (D.)... ...PrestonstKErg.
11. l>. G. Edwards (R) London*
1. Adolph Meyer (D.) New-Orleans.
2. Robert C Davey (D.). ...New-Orleans.
3. Robt F. Broussard CD.)-New-Iberia.
4. J. T. Watkins (D.) Minden.
5. Joseph E. Ransdell (D.).L Providence,
6. SamJL M. Robertson (D.>. Baton Rougre. T, A. P. Pujo (D.) Lake Charles.
1. Amos L, Allen (R,) . Alfred.
2. Chas. E. Littlefield (R.).Rockland.
3. Edwin G. Burlelgrh (R.).. Augusta. 4.' Leweilyn Powers (R.).. .Houltoa.
1. Thomas A. Smith (D.).. RidgeJy.
2. J. F. C. Talbott (D.) Luthervllla.
8. Frank C. Wachter (R.).. Baltimore,,
4. John Gill, jr. (D.) ...Baltimore.
&. Sydney E. Mudd (R.) La Plata.
6. George A. Pearre (R.).. .Cumberland.
1. Geo. P. Lawrence (R.).. North Adams,
2. Fredk. H. Gillett (R.). ..Springfield.
3. Rockwood Hoar (R.) Worcester,
4. Chas. Q. Tirrell (R.) Natlck.
5.-Butter Ames (R.) . ..LowelL
Q. A. P. Gardner (R.) Hamilton,
7. Ernest W. Roberts (R.). Chelsea,
8. Saml. W. McCall (R.).. .-Winchester,
9. J. A. Kellher (D.) Boston.
10. W. S. McNary (D.)..... .Boston.
HI. John A. Sullivan (D.). ..Boston.
12. John W. Weeks (R.) Newton.
13. Wm, C, Lovering (R.).. Taunton.
14. Wm. S. Greene (R.>... ..Fail River,
1. Edwin Denby (R.)..... .Detroit
2. C. E. Townsend (R.).. .Jackson.
5. Wash'a Gardner (R.) Albion,
4. Edw. I*. Hamilton (R.). .Nile*.
5. Wm. Aiden Smith (R->. .Grand Rapids.
6. Samuel W. Smith (R.).. Pontiac
7. Henry McMoran (R.)....Port Huron.
8. Jos. W. Fordney (R.).... Saginaw.
9. Roswelt P. Bishop (R,). .LudlngtotL
10. George A. Loud (R.>... .Oscoda.
11. A. B. Darragh (R.) St. Louis.
12. H. O. Young (R.) Ishpeming,
1. Jas* A. Tawney (R.>....Winona.
2. Jas, T* McCieary (R.).. Mankato,
3. C. R. Davis (R.) .St. Peter,
<L Fred, C. Stevens (R.)...St Paul.
9. Loren Fletcher CR-> Minneapolis.
6. C. B. Buckman (R.) Little Falls.
T. A. J. Volstead (R.)..... Granite Falls.
8. J. Adam Bede (R.)..... .Pine City.
9. H. Steenerson <R.>...... Crooks ton.
1. E. S. Candler, jr. (D.). .Corinth.
2. Thomas Spight (D.) Ripley.
8. B. G. Humphreys (D.).. Greenville.
4. W. S. Hill (D.).......... Winona,
5. A, M. Byrd (I>.> .... Philadelphia.
3. E. J. Bo were CD.)....... Bay St. Louis.
7. F. A, McLain (D.>...... Gloster.
8. J. S. Williams (D.)... ..Yazoo.
. MISSOURI. JL Jas. T. Lloyd (D. >...... ShelbyvtIIa.
2. Wm. W. Rucker (D.)....Keytesviile.
& Frank B, Keppier (R»> Kingston.
4. F. B, Fulkerson (R.).„.St Joseph.
5. Edward a Ellis (R.). ...Kansas City.
6. D. A. De Armond (D.>.. Butler.
7. John Welborn (R.) Lexington.
8. D. W. Shackelford (D.)u Jefferson City. 0. Champ Clark (D.) Bowling Green.
10. Richard Bartholdt (R.)«.St. Louis.
11. John T. Hunt (D.) St. Louis.
12. E. E. Wood (D.) St Louis,
IS. M. E. Rhodes (R.).. Potosi.
14. William T. Tindall (R.). Sparta,
15. Cassius M. Shartei (R.). Neosho.
16. Arthur P. Murphy (R.) .Crocker*
L *E. M. Pollard (R,) .Nehawka,
2. J. L. Kennedy (R.> .. Omaha.
S. J. J. McCarthy (R.).".. ..Ponca.
4. E. H. Hinshaw (R.) Falrbury.
5. G. W. Norrls. (R.).....»McCook,
0. M. P. Kinkaid (R.> O'Neill,
NEVADA, At Large, C. D. Van Duz*r
NEW-H A MPSHTRE,
2. F. D. CuiTier (R.) Canaan.
1. H. C. Loudenslager (R,).Paulsboro.
2. John J. Gardner (R.) Atlantic City.
a. B. F. Howell (R.) N. Brunswick.
4. Ira w. Wood (R.)....... Trenton,
5. Chaa. N. Fowler (R.).. .Elizabeth.
8. Henry C. Allen (R.) Patersocu
7 R. Wayne Parker (Pv.).. Newark.
8. Wm H. Wiley (R.) . East Orange.
9. M. Van Winkle CR.) Jersey City.
10. A. L, MeDermott fD->. ..Jersey City.
NEW-YORK. L W. W. Cocks (R.)... Old Westbury,
2. G. H. Lindsay (D.) Brooklyn.
8. Chas. T. Dunwell (R.).. Brooklyn,
4. Charles B. Law (R.) Brooklyn,
5. George E. Waldo (R.)...Brooklyn.
6. W. M. Calder (R.) Brooklyn,
7. J. J. Fitzgerald (D.) 'New-York,
8. T. D. Sullivan (D.) New-York,
9. H. M Goldfogle (D.). ...New-York.
10. William Suizer (D.) New-York,
11. Wm. R. Hearst- (D.)... .New-York.
12. W. Bourke Cockran (D.). New-York,
13. Herbert Parsons (R.)... .New-York.
14. Charles A. Towne (D.). .New-York.
15. J. Van V. Olcott (R.).. .New-York,
16. Jacob Ruppert, jr. (D.). .New-York.
17. Wm. S. Bennet (R.) New-York,'
18. J. A. Goulden (D ) New-York.
Id. John E, Andres (R.)....Yonkera.
20. T. W. Bradley (R.)... ^.Walden.
21. J. H. Ketctfani (R.) Dover Plafins.
22. Wm. H. Draper (R.).... Lansingburg.
23. G. N. Southwick CR.)... Albany.
24. F. J. Lefevre (R.> New-Paits.
25. L. N. Littauer (R.) Gloversville.
2& W. H. Flack (R.) Malone.
27. Jas. S. Sherman (R.). ...Utlca.
28. Chas. L. Knapp (R.). ...Lowvine,
29. M. E. Driscoll (R.) Syracuse,
30. John W. Dwlght (R.) Dryden,
SL Sereno E. Payne (R.)....Auburn.
32. Jas. B. Perkins (R.) Roche,gter.
33. J. Sloat Fassett (R.) Elmira.
34. J. W. Wadsworth (R.)..Geneseo.
35. wm. H. Ryan (D.) Buffalo.
3a DeA. s. Alexander (R.).Buffalo.. 3ia B. Vreeland (R,)» Salamanca.
NORTH CAROLINA. . 1 John H. Smaii (D.).....Washington. &, Claude Kitchin (D.>. ....Scotland Neck.
3. Chaa. R. Thomas <[D.).. .Newbern.
4, Edward W. Pou (D.J.,.. SmftTiffeld. 5.Wm. W. Kitehin (D.).. .Roxboro.'
6. G. B. Patterson (D.),.. .Maxton.
7. Robert N. Page <D.) Aberdeen.
8. Spencer Blackburn (R.). Wilkesboro.
9. E. Y. Webb (L>.) .Shelby.
10. J. M. Gudger, jr. (D). •. Ashevills.
NORTH DAKOTA. At Large — T. F. Marshall
<R.) , Oakes.
A. P. Gronna <R.) Lakota.
1. N. Longworth (R.) Cincinnati.
2. H. P. Goebel <R.).., Cincinnati.
8. Robert M. Nevin (R.).. .Dayton.
4. H. C. Garber (D) Greenville,
5. W. W. Campbell (R.). ..Napoleon*
6. T. E, Scroggy (R.) Xenia.
7. J. Warren Keifer (R.).. .Springfield.
8. Ralph D. Cole (R.) Findlay.
0. Jas. H, Southard (R.). ..Toledo.
10. Henry T. Bannon (R..). .Portsmouth,
11. C. H. Grosvenor <R.) Athens.
12. B, L. Taylor, jr. (R.).. .Columbus.
13. G. E. Mouser (R.) Marlon.
14. A. R. Webber (R.) Elyria.
16. B. G. Dawes (R.) Marietta.
16. Capell L. Weems (R.)...S-t. Clairsville.
17. M.. L. F. Smyser (R.)... Wooster.
18. James Kennedy (R.) Youngstawn.
19. W, A. Thomas (R.) Niles.
20. J. A. Beidler (R.> Willoughby. .
21. T. E. Burton (R.) ..Cleveland,
1. Binger Hermann <R.).. .. Roseburg.
2. J. N. Williamson (R.>.. .Prineviile.
1. H, H. Bingham (R.) Philadelphia.
2. Robert Adargs, jr. (R.). .Philadelphia,
3. George A. Captor (R.).. .Philadelphia, .4. Reuben O. Moon <R.) Philadelphia.
5. E. De V. Morrell (R.). ..Philadelphia.
6, Geo. D. McCreary (R.). .Philadelphia. 7-Thomas S. Butler (R.). .West Chester. 8. Irving P. Wanger (R.).. Noi-ristown.
0. H. Burd Cassel-(R.) Marietta.
10. Thomas H. Dale (R.) Scran ton.
11. H. W. Palmer -(R.) Wilkesbarre.
12. Geo. R, Patterson (R.). .Ashland. ~
13. M. C. L. Kline (D.) Allentown.
14. Mial E. Lilley (R.) Towanda.
15. Elias Deemer (R.) .Williamsport.
16. E, w. Samuels (R,) Mt. Carmel.
17. T. -M. Mahon (R.) Chambersburg
18. M. E. Olmsted <R.) Harrisburg.
19. J. M. Reynolds (R.) Bedford.
20. D. F. Lafean (R.)...... York.
21. S. R. Dresser (R.) Bradford.
22_ George F. Huff (R.)..... Greensburg
23. Allen F. Cooper (R.) I'niontown/
24. Ernest F. Acheson (R.). .Washington,
25. Arthur L. Bates <R.), ...Meadville
26. G. A. SohneebelJ (R.). ..Nazareth."
27. W. O. Smith <R.).... Punxsutawney
28. Joseph C. Sibley (R.). ...Franklin.
29. Wm. H. Graham (R.). ..Allegheny.
30. John Dalzcll (R.) Pittsburg.
31. James F. Burke (R.)... .Pittsburg.
32. A. J. Barchfeld <R.) Pittsburg.
1. D. L. D. Granger (D.). .Providence.
2. Adin B, Capron (R.) Stillwater.
1. George S. Legare (D.). ..Charleston.
2, J. O. Patterson <D ) Barnwell.
8. D. Wyatt Aiken (D.).... Abbevilla.
4. Joseph T. Johnson (D.).. Spartanburg.
5. Davra E. Finley (D.).... Yorkville,
6. J. E. Ellerbe <D.) Sellers.
7. Aj F. Lever <D.) ....•»<..Lexington. •
Eberi W. Martin (R.) Dead wood.
1. W. P. Bfownlow <R,),..Jonesboro»
2. N. W. Hale (R.) Knoxville.
3. John A. Moon (D.)...... Ch'attanboga,
4. M. G. Butler (D.) Gainesboro. .
5. W, C. Houston (D.>.... .Woodbury.
6. John -W. Gaines (D.).... Nashville,,
7. Lemuel P. Padgett (D.).Columbia.
8. Tne'us W. Sims (D.)....Linden.
9. F. J. Garrett (D,) Dresden.
10. M. R. Patterson (D.) Memphis,
1. Morris Sheppard (D.).... Texarkana.
2. M. L. Brooks (D.) San Augustine,
3. Gordon Russell (D.) Tyler.
4. Choice B. Randell UX). .Sherman, S.Jack Beall (D.) Waxahaeki-e.
6. Scott Field fD.).... Calvert.
7. A. W. Gregg <D.) Palestine.
8. 'John M. Moore (D.).,.,Richmond,
9. Geo. F. Burgess (D.).,. .Gonzales.
10. Albert S. Burleson (D.). .Austin. *
11. Robert L. Henry (D.)...Waco.
12. O. W. Gillespie ii»j. Fort Worth.
13. John H. Stephens <D.). .Vernon.
14. James L. Slayden (D.).-.San Antonio.
15. John N. Garner <D.) Uvalde.
10. W. R. Smith (D.) Colorado.
I.David J. Foster (R.) Burlington.
2. Kittredge Basklns (R.). .Brattleboro.
2. Harry L. Maynard (D.). Portsmouth.
3. John Lamb (i).) ....Richmond.
4. R. G. Southall (D.) Amelia.
6. Carter Glass (D.) Lynchburg.
7. James Hay (D.) Madison.
8. John F. Rixey <D») Brandy.
9. Campbell Slemp (R.)... .Big Stone Gap. 10. Henry D. Flood (D.) Appomattox.
WASHINGTON. At Large—W. L. Jones (R.). North Yakima. F. W. Cusbman < R.).... Tacoma, W. E. Humphrey (P.).-..Seattle. WEST VIRGINIA. LB. B. Dovener (R.)....,. Wheeling." 2. «Thomas B. Davis (D.). Keyser. S.Jos. Holt Gaines <R.)... Charleston,
4. H. C. Woodyard (R.) Spencer.
D.James A. Hughes <R.).. Huntington.
WISCONSIN. I.Henry A. Cooper (R.)... Racine.
2. H. C. Adams (R.) Madison.
3. J. W. Babcock (R.) Necedah.
4. Theobald Otjen (R.).., ..Milwaukee.
5. W. H. Stafford (R.) Milwaukee.
6. C. H. Weiase (D.).......Sheboygan F3 la
7. John J. Esch <R.) La Crosse.
8. J. H. Davidson <R.)... ..Oshkosh. O.Edward S. Minor (R.). ..Sturgeon Bay.
10. Webster E. Brown (R.).. Rhinelander.
11. John J. Jenkins (R.)... .ChippewaFalh
Frank W. Mondell <R.). .Newcastle,
FD1B3UC ACTS AND RlESOIiUTIONS OF THE THIRD SESSION—-Dec. 5, 1&04,
to March 47 1905.
An act approved February 6, 1005, entitled "An act to amend an act approved July 1, 1902, entitled 'An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of the civil government in the Philippine Islands and Public Improvements for other purposes/ and to amend an act approved March 8, in the Philippines, 1902. entitled 'An act temporarily to provide revenue for the
Philippine Islands, and for other purposes,' and to amend an act approved March 2, 1903, entitled An aot to establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage system in the Philippine Islands,' and to provide for the more efficient administration .of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes/7 provided in its first and second sections that all bonds issued by the government of the Philippine Islands, or by its authority, shall be exempt from taxation by the government of the United States, or by the government of the Philippine Islands or of any political or municipal subdivision thereof, or. by any State, or by any county, municipality or other municipal subdivision of any State or Territory of the United States, or by the District of Columbia. For the purpose of providing funds to construct port and harbor works, bridges, roads, buildings for provincial and municipal schools, courthouses, penal institutions, and other public improvements for the development of the Philippine Islands by the general government thereof, the said government is authorized from time to time to incur indebtedness, borrow money, and to issue and sell therefor (at not less than par value in gold coin of the United States) registered or coupon bonds of such denominations and payable at such time or times, not later than forty years after the date, of the approval of this act, as may be determined by said government, with interest thereon not to exceed 4% per centum per annum; provided, that the entire-indebtedness of said government created by the authority conferred by this section shall not exceed at any one time the sum of $5,000,000; and provided further, that the law of saidgovernment creating the indebtedness and authorizing the issue of the bonds under this section shall be approved by the President of the United States,
Section 3 provided that Section 66 of the act of Congress approved July 1, 1902,. entitled "An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," is hereby amended to read aa follows: «*Section 66, That for the purpose of proyiding funds to construct necessary sewer and ^rainage facilities, to secure a sufficient supply of water and' necessary buildings for primary public schools in municipalities, the government of the Philippine Islands may, where current taxation is inadequate for the purpose, under such limitations, terms and conditions as it may prescribe, authorize, by appropriate legislation, to be approved by the President of the United States, any municipality of said islands to Incur indebtedness, borrow money and to issue and sell (at not less than par value in gold coin of the United States) registered or coupon bonds, .in,such amount and payable at such time as may be determined to be necessary by the government of said islands, "with interest thereon not to exceed 5 per centum per annum; provided, that the entire indebtedness of any municipality shall not exceed 5 per centum of the assessed valuation of the real estate in said municipality, and any obligation in excess of such limit shall be null and void,"
Section 4 provided that for the purpose of aiding in the construction, equipment, operation and maintenance of such railroads, using steam, electricity, or other power, in the Philppine Islands as the- Philippine government may hereafter specifically authorize, the said government is empowered to enter Into a contract of guaranty with any railroad company organized pursuant to the laws of said government or of the United States or any State thereof undertaking to construct, equip, operate and maintain any such railroad, whereby the said government shall guarantee interest, at. not exceeding 4 per centum per annum upon first lien bonds to be issued by such company, properly secured by mortgage or deed of trust upon the said railroad. Its equipment, franchises and other property, real, personal and mixed, then owned and thereafter to be acquired. Such contract of guaranty shall be signed on behalf of said government by the governor-general thereof, and on behalf of the railroad company undertaking the construction, equipment, maintenance and operation of said railroad by the chief officer thereof, thereunto duly authorized by the stockholders and directors of the same, and shall contain, among others, the foilow
First, That the total amount of bonds the interest upon which Is to be guaranteed shall In no event exceed the amount actually invested in casji in the construction and equipment of such railroad, to be determined at. hereinafter provided.
Second. That no debt except as above provided shall be Incurred by the said undertaking railroad company, Its successors or assigns, by which a lien shall be created upon such railroad, Its equipment or other property, prior to the It en of said
government to secure the repayment of the interest paid by It under said guaranty/ without the consent of the Congress.
Third. That the said railroad shall be constructed and equipped within the time limited in the fixat instance by the Philippine government, or any extension ox said ; time granted by said government for good cause shown, •
Conditions of Fourth. That after the construction and equipment of said ran
Kailroad road in accordance with the foregoing provisions and all others or
Construction, the contract of guaranty, the railroad shall apply its gross <**rnings as follows First, to the necessary operating expenses, including reasonable expenses of the corporation; second, to the necessary and ordinary repairs of said railroad and its equipment; third, to such betterments and extraordinary repairs of said railroad or equipment as may be first by the governor-general of the islands, in writing, expressly consented to; fourth, to the payment of the interest on the bonds, the interest on which to any extent shall have been guaranteed by the Philippine government under this section. The contract of guaranty shall be in substance indorsed upon said bonds and signed by the treasurer of said government, and the said contract of guaranty shall not be executed except -.upon satisfactory proof of the completion of the railroad in sections of not less than twenty continuous miles each, and in such proportion, to be fixed from time to time by said government, as the actual capital ^invested in completed road and acquired equipment shall bear to the capital required for the completion and equipment of the entire road, to be determined by the said government. All payments made under any such guaranty shall be from the time the same are paid a lien upon said railroad and its property then owned and thereafter to be acquired subject only to the Hen of the mortgage or deed of trust executed to secure the bonds, the interest upon which siaall have been so guaranteed, and the total sum paid under such guaranty shall at the expiration thereof be payable to said Philippine government upon demand, and in default of such payment the said lien shall be immediately forecloseable. Provided, that in no event shall the total annual contingent liability of said government, under the guaranties authorized by this section at any time exceed the sum of $1,200,000, and no such guaranty shall continue for a Longer period than thirty years.' -? - •
For the further security of the Philippine government said, government shall declare the proper rules for ascertaining clearly the cash capital actually. invested in said railroads and the net income actually received on said capital so invested, 'and shall provide for supervision by said Philippine government, through the auditing, engineering and railroad bureaus thereof and by such other agencies as may be fixed by law, of the conduct of the finances of the road,, and of its location, construction, operation and maintenance. The Philippine government shall appoint two members of the board of directors of any undertaking company the interest on whose bonds shall be guaranteed as provided in this section. Buch such railroad company shall make such reports from time to time as to its receipts and expenditures, in such form and substance and sworn to by such officials, as may be prescribed by the Philippine government. The Supreme Court of the Philippm-e Islands shall have original and exclusive jurisdiction in all actions, proceedings or suits at law or in equity brought by the Philippine government against any person or corporation involving the construction of this section or any right existing under, duty enjoined or act prohibited by said section or any contract made in pursuance thereof; and jurisdiction is hereby vested in the Supreme Court to make such order, to enter such judgment or decree and to take such proceedings in enforcement thereof as may be proper. During the* vacations of said court the chief justice-or any judge thereof shall have all the power tc grant restraining orders, orders of injunction, • to appoint receivers, or to do any other act under authority here granted, that a judge of a court of general jurisdiction may do in the vacation of court. Seetion 74 of an act entitled "An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," approved July 1, 1902, so far as the same is not in conflict with the provisions of this section, is hereby made applicable to the corporations the interest upon whose bonds or any part thereof shall be guaranteed urder the provisions hereof.
Section 5 provided that material imported into the Philippine Islands for the construction and equipment of railroads therein may, in the discretion of the general government of said islands, under rules and regulations to be by it prescribed, be admitted free of duty.
Section 6 provided that the immigration laws of the United States in force in the Philippine Islands shall be administered by the officers of the general government thereof designated by appropriate legislation of said government, and all moneys collected under said law> as duty or head tax on alien immigrants coming into said islands shall not be covered into the general fund of the Treasury of the United States, but shall be p#id into the treasury of said islands to be used and expended for the government and benefit of said islands.
Section 7 authorized the government of the Philippine Islands to prescribe the compensation for the chief justice^and associate justices of the Supreme Court of the island?, not to exceed $10,500 for the chief justice and $10,000 for each associate justice per annum. Whenever, by reason of temporary disability Compensation of any judge of the supreme court or by reason of vacancies occurring for Judges. therein, a quorum of the court shall not be present for business the
governor-general of said islands is authorized to ■ designate a judse or judges of the court of first instance in * the islands to sit and act'temporarily as a judge cr judges of the supreme court in order to constitute a quorum of said Supreme Court for business. If a Judge so designated shall not bare his usual place of residence at the city of Manila, he shall be allowed his travelling expenses from his usual place of residence to Manila and return and the sum of 10 pesos, Philippine currency, a day for the period during whloh he is engaged in the Supreme Court, the period to fee calculated from the time he leaves hi$ usual place of residence until his return trom Manila,
Section 8 declared that the civil governor of the Philippine Islands shall hereafter be known as the governor-general of the Philippine Islands.
Section 9 amended at length the sections of the act approved July 1, 1902, relating- to the filing of claims to mineral or saline lands.
Section 10 provided that Section 8 of an act of Congress approved March 2, 19&3, entitled "An act to establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage system In the Philippine Islands," is hereby amended by striking out the word "ten" in said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Ave hundred," so that said section when amended shall read as follows: "Section 8^ That the treasurer of the Philippine Islands is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to receive, deposits of the standard sliver, coins, of one peso authorized by this act to be coined, at the treasury of the government of said islands or any of.its branches,, in sums of not less than 20 pesos, and to issue silver certificates ;therefor in denominations of not less than 2 pesos nor more than 500 pesos,- an# coin, so deposited shall, be retained in the treasury and held for the payment of such certificates on demand, and used for no other purpose. Such certificates shall be. receivable for customs,. taxes and for all public dues In the. Philippine-Islands, and. when .so received may be reissued, and when held by any.banking association in said islands-may be counted as a part of its lawful reserve." .
Section 11 authorized the government of the Philippine Islands to modify suspend, or repeal the provisions respecting tonnage dues set forth in Sections 14 and 15 of. an act entitled "An act to revise and amend the tariff laws of the Philippine Archipelago." enacted by the Philippine Commission on September 17, 1901, and confirmed by an act of Congress approved March 8 ,1902, entitled "An act temporarily £o> provide revenue for the Philippine* Islands, and for other • purposes."
An act approved March 3. 1905, entitled "An act to revise and amend the - - tariff laws of the Philippine Islands/' put-into force on May
Philippine Tariff. 2, 1906, new tariff rates on imports to and exports from the archipelago. . By an act approved Feb. $, 1£05, the laws of the United Extradition* States covering the extradition of fugitives from justice from foreign countries were extended to the Philippines.
An act approved March 2. 1905, entitled "An act fixing the status of merchandise coming into the United States from the Canai Zone Merchandise Isthmus of Panama,'* provided that all laws affecting imports
from the Panama of articles, goods, wares and merchandise and entry of persons Canal Zoneu into the United States from foreign countries shall apply to
articles, goods, wares and merchandise and persons coming from the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, and seeking entry into any State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.
By five acts approved March 3, 1905, and taking effect July 1, 1905, .Congress revised the statutes relating to steamboat inspections and safety of steamboat travel. The first of these provided that section forty-four hundred Steamboat and five of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, arid it is Inspection hereby, amended to read as follows: "Sec. 4.405. The supervising Reforms. inspectors and the Supervising Inspector-General shall assemble as a board once In each year, at the city of Washington, District of Columbia, on the third Wednesday in January, *nd at such other times as the Secretary of Commerce and Labor shall prescribe, for joint consultation, and shall assign to each of the supervising Inspectors the limits of territory within which he shall perform his duties. The board shall establish all necessary regulations required to carry out In the most effective manner the provisions of this title, and such regulations* when approved by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, shall have the force of law. The supervising Inspector for the dlstriot embracing the Pacific Coa^t shall not be under obligation to attend the meetings of the board oftener than once in two years; but when he does not attend such -meeting he shall make his- communications thereto. In the way of a' report, In such manner as the board shall prescribe: Provided, that the Secretary of Commerce and Labor may at any time call In session, after reasonable public notice, a meeting of an executive committee, to be composed of the Supervising InspectorGeneral and any two supervising Inspectors, which committee, with the approval of the said Secretary, shall have power to alter, amend, add to, or repeal any of the rules and regulations made, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, by ehe board of supervising Inspectors, either by virtue of this section or under any power granted by this title. o$ any amendments thereof, such *tte?*aton, amendment, addition, or repeal, when approved by the said secretary, to have the force of law, and, to continue In effect until thirty days after the Adjournment of the next meeting of the board of supervising Inspectors. The *>regolng powers of such executive committee, acting with »the said secretary, «•*«,»! also extend to the approval of the Instruments, machines and equipments •afwrcd to in section forty-four hundred and ninety-one of this title."
The second provided that section forty-four hundred and seventeen of the *t*vis«*«J Statutes of the. United States be amended to read as follows: "Sec. 4,417. Vh+> *©«*» inspectors shall, once in every year, at least, carefully Inspect the hall