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For the pay of ten (10) privates of the Provost Guard at twelve dollars ($12) per month, and of a janitor for the Provost Marshal Building at twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per month, one hundred and thirty two dollars and fifty cents ($132.50).

For the Chief Surgeon at Iloilo.

For the purchase of three months medical supplies for ten thousand (10,000) natives in the Department of the Visayas, seven hundred and fifty dollars (8750).

For the Military Commander at Balayan, Province of Batangas:

For the hire of three school teachers for the months of October, November and December, 1900, ninety dollars (890.00).

Total of appropriations in money of the l'nited States, two hundred and eighty-three thousand, five hundred and forty-four dollars and fifty-four cents ($283,514.54).

SEC. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this appropriation bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 2 of 'An Act Prescribing the Order of Procedure by the Commission in the Enactment of Laws" passed September 26, 1900.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, December 19, 1900.

[No. 61.] AN ACT authorizing the construction of a high way from the vicinity of the town

of Pozorubio in the Province of Pangasinan to Baguio in the Province of Benguet and appropriating seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) money of the United States, for that purpose.

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

SECTION 1. The construction of a highway from the vicinity of the town of Pozorubio, in the Province of Pangasinan, to the town of Baguio, in the Province of Benguet, is hereby authorized and directed, the same to be built under the general supervision of the Military Governor and the immediate direction of Captain Charles W. Mead, 36th Infantry, U. S. V., who has been detailed by the Military Governor for that purpose, along the general line of survey recently made by Captain Mead for a railroad between said towns. He is hereby authorized and empowered to make all contracts for assistants, labor, supplies and material, necessary and proper for the performance of this work and will push the same to completion by July 1st, 1901.

SEC. 2. The sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) money of the United States, is hereby appropriated out of any money now in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of defraying the expenses incident to the construction of the highway authorized in Section one hereof.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, December 21, 1900.

[No. 62.]

AN ACT authorizing the Provost Marshal General to establish police and health reg.

ulations in the nature of municipal ordinances for the city of Manila. By authority of the President of the United States, be it enacted by the United States Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. The Provost Marshal General shall have power, subject to the approval of the Military Governor, to make and issue police and health regulations in the nature of municipal ordinances for the City of Manila, not in violation of existing orders of the Military Goyernor or legislation of the Commission, which he shall, after their issue, report to the Commission through the Military Governor.

SEC. 2. Provision may be made in said regulations for the hearing and punishment of violations of said regulations in the inferior or superior provost courts of Manila, but the punishment for any surh violation shall not exceed one hundred pesos or three months imprisonment or both.

SEC. 3. The Commission may suspend, amend or repeal said regulations.

Sec. t. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, December 21, 1900.

[No. 63.1

AN ACT prescribing the method to be adopted in the construction of laws. By authority of the President of the United States, be it enacted by the United States Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. In the construction of all acts which have been or shall be enacted by the United States Philippine Commission, the English text shall govern, except that in obvious cases of ambiguity, omission or mistake, the Spanish text may be consulted to explain the English text.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, December 21, 1900.

[No. 64.]

AN ACT extending General Order No. 30 of the Military Governor, dated March 10,

1900, relating to customs duties in the Jolo Archipelago, until December 31, 1901, and enlarging its provisions.

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

SECTION 1. Whereas the Sultan of the Jolo Archipelago and the Moro .inhabitants thereof have been loyal to the United States, and have preserved peace and order in a manner unprecedented in the history of the Spanish control of that Archipelago, and

Whereas the said Moros have, during the past year, suffered severely from loss of cattle by reason of an epidemic disease, in consequence of which Major General Otis issued General Order No. 30, dated March 10, 1900, suspending until December 31, 1900, the prescribed customs

dues on the importation of cattle, articles of food, petroleum, tobacco, matches, clothing and articles for use in the manufacture of the same, sewing machines, agricultural implements and machinery for use in preparing products of the soil for home consumption or export, provided such articles of consumption, trade or merchandise, were owned, imported and handled by the native inhabitants of the said Archipelago, and that all business connected therewith in the Archipelago was conducted by and between the inhabitants thereof, and further permitting the Moro inhabitants of the Archipelago to export free of duty all products of the soil where they were solely concerned in person and interest in handling and shipping the same; and

Whereas the conditions leading to the issue of General Order No. 30 have not improved, and the necessity for the relief therein extended continued and a somewhat wider relief is demanded:

The operation of General Order No. 30, of March 10, 1900, is hereby extended to December 31, 1901, and is enlarged so as to include within its exempting provisions, furniture, lumber and material for the construction of houses and boats, crockery and glassware, wagons, carts, books and stationery.

SEC. 2. In view of the emergency presented by the above conditions, and the public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 2 of “ An Act Prescribing the Order of Procedure by the Commission in the Enactment of Laws," passed September 26, 1900.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, December 21, 1900.

[No. 65.]

AN ACT appropriating one hundred and twenty-one thousand and ninety-nine dol

lars and three cents ($121,099.03), in Mexican money, and one million, one hundred and ninety-two thousand, three hundred and fifty-two dollars and sixty-six cents ($1,192,352.66), in money of the United States, for the payment of sundry expenses incurred for the benefit of the Insular Government for the first quarter of the year 1901 and other designated periods.

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

SECTION 1. The sum of one hundred and twenty-one thousand and ninety-nine dollars and three cents ($121,099.03,) in Mexican money, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Insular Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to be paid to the Chief Quartermaster of the United States Army for the Division of the Philippines, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, viz:

For repairs to the roof of the hospital at Bacoor, thirteen hundred and nine dollars ($1,309); for the construction of dock in Depot Quartermaster's office, Southern Luzon, for the construction of wharf at Tayabas, and for the purchase of supplies for government corral, three thonsand, one hundred and forty-six dollars ($3,146); for repairs to buildings, for purchase of lime for the Depot Quartermasters, for rent of launch, for telegraph and telephone linemen, for water supply at Mariveles, for funds for the Department of Southern Luzon, for funds for the Department of the Visayas, for miscellaneous expenses

and to meet emergency expenses and transfer of funds, one hundred and sixteen thousand, six hundred and forty-four dollars and three cents ($116,614.03).

SEC. 2. The following sums in money of the United States are hereby appropriated out of any money in the Insular Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of current expenses of the Insular Government, for the first quarter of the year 1901 and other designated periods, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, viz:

For the Chief Quartermaster of the United States Army for the Division of the Philippines:

For telegrams and telephones, twenty-seven thousand dollars ($27,000); for the cleaning of cess-pools, for printing of orders and blanks required in the Division, and for the purchase of office furniture and fixtures, twenty-eight thousand and five hundred dollars ($28,500); for rents and repairs to buildings, for reimbursement for hire of quarters in Mindanao and Jolo, for the purchase of two steam rollers, for funds for the Department of Northern Luzon, funds for the Department of Southern Luzon, for funds for the Department of Mindanao and Jolo, for funds for the Department of the Visayas, for funds for the Depot Quartermaster at Manila, for the Santa Mesa Hospital, and to meet emergency expenses, three hundred and ninety-two thousand, eight hundred and forty dollars ($392,840);

Total for the Chief Quartermaster of the United States Army for the Division of the Philippines, four hundred and forty-eight thousand, three hundred and forty dollars ($448,340).

For the Disbursing Quartermaster of Civil Bureaus:

For authorized salaries for the judges, officers and employés of the Court of First Instance at Vigan, the Court of the Peace at Vigan, the Court of First Instance at Dagupan, the Court of the Peace at Dagupan, the Court of First Instance at Bacolor, the Court of the Peace at Bacolor, the Court of First Instance at Iloilo, the Court of the Peace at Iloilo, the Court of First Instance at Cebu, the Court of the Peace at Cebu, the Court of First Instance at Cavite, the Court of the Peace at Cavite, the Court of First Instance at San Isidro, the Court of the Peace at San Isidro, the Court of First Instance at Laoag, the Court of the Peace at Laoag, the Court of First Instance at La Union, the Court of First Instance at Balanga, the Court of the Peace at Balanga, the Court of First Instance at Bohol, the Court of First Instance at Tueguegarao, and the Court of the Peace at Tueguegarao, fourteen thousand, eight hundred and fifty-three dollars and thirty cents ($14,853.30);

For pay of civil employés in the offices of the following officers:

The Board of Officers on Claims, five hundred and forty-nine dollars and ninety-nine cents ($549.99); the Chief Quartermaster, nine hundred and fifty-two dollars and fifty cents ($952.50); the Judge Advocate, fifteen hundred and eighty-two dollars and fifty cents ($1,582.50); the Military Secretary, three thousand, five hundred and forty-nine dollars and ninety-nine cents ($3,549.99); the Officer in Charge of Insurgent Records, one thousand and twenty-four dollars and ninetyeight cents ($1,024.98); the Supreme Court, three thousand, two hundred and eighty-four dollars and one cent ($3,284.01); the Inspector General, seven hundred and twenty-five dollars and one cent ($725.01); the Adjutant General, sixteen thousand, five hundred and sixty dollars

($16,560), to be expended as follows:-fourteen hundred dollars ($1,400) to provide additional compensation, hereby authorized, to those clerks considered by the Major General commanding deserving of promotion; four thousand, nine hundred and ten dollars ($4,910) to enable the Commanding General to continue in employment those clerks who have heretofore been paid from the revenue of the islands; ten thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars ($10,250) to enable the Commanding General to employ such additional clerks at Division and Department Headquarters as he may deem necessary; the Disbursing Quartermaster, two thousand, one hundred and eighty dollars and one cent (82,180.01);

For laborers, janitors and washing towels, eleven hundred and seventysix dollars and forty-five cents ($1,176.45); for supplies for issue and miscellaneous expenses impossible to itemize, seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000); for rents and repairs to buildings, two thousand, two hundred and twenty dollars ($2,220); for transportation, three thousand dollars ($3,000);

Total for the Disbursing Quartermaster of Civil Bureaus, one hundred and twenty-six thousand, six hundred and fifty-eight dollars and seventy-four cents ($126,658. 74).

For the Chief Surgeon for the Division of the Philippines:

For the purchase of medical supplies for sick and indigent natives in the Department of Mindanao and Jolo, six hundred and fifty-six dollars ($656).

For the Medical Supply Depot of Manila:
For laborers, nine hundred dollars ($900).
For the Medical Supply Depot, Department of Northern Luzon:

For the pay of fifty (50) vaccinators, at fifteen dollars ($15) per month, twenty-two hundred and fifty dollars ($2,250); for the purchase of medicines for use at military prisons at Bacolor, San Isidro and Lingayen, five hundred dollars ($500); for the purchase of medicines for sick and indigent natives and for vaccination, five hundred dollars (8500);

Total for the Medical Supply Depot, Department of Northern Luzon, three thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars ($3,250).

For the Medical Supply Depot, Department of Southern Luzon:

For the pay of twenty (20) vaccinators, at fifteen dollars ($15) per month, nine hundred dollars ($900); for medical supplies for sick and indigent natives, six hundred dollars ($600);

Total for the Medical Supply Depot, Department of Southern Luzon, fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500).

For the Pathological Laboratory:
For one laborer, fifteen dollars ($15).
For the Chief Ordnance Officer:

For the erection of a shed for the storage of gun carriages, caissons and limbers and for rents and repairs, four thousand, and five hundred dollars ($4,500); for salaries, two thousand, five hundred and fortytwo dollars and ninety-five cents ($2,542.95); for printing, for office furniture and for materials that may be required for repairs to buildings, roads or other purposes in an emergency, thirteen hundred dollars ($1,300);

Total for the Chief Ordnance Officer, eight thousand, three hundred and forty-two dollars and ninety-five cents ($8,342.95).

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