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Sec. 10. The chief statistician may authorize the expenditure of sums necessary for traveling expenses of the officers and employees of the bureau and the incidental expenses essential to the carrying out of this act, including the expenses of printing the necessary forms, schedules, blanks, circulars, envelopes and other necessary items; and for printing, publishing and distributing bulletins and reports of the results of the investigations authorized; and for purchasing or contracting for the use of mechanical or electrical devices for calculating or tabulating: Provided, That no mechanical device of this character shall be adopted until after due notice to the public and tests of its merits in competition with other devices for the same purpose which may be offered, unless the same shall have been previously adopted in some department of the Government of the United States.

Sec. 11. The chief statistician shall provide the bureau with a suitable seal, with such device as he may select, and he shall file a description of such seal with the Commission, together with an impression thereof. Such seal shall remain in the custody of the chief statistician and shall be affixed to all commissions, certificates and attestations that may be required from the bureau.

Sec. 12. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, September 26, 1900.

[No. 8.]

AN ACT appropriating twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) in payment of small expenses incurred by the War Department of the United States for the Philippine Islands.

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

SECTION 1. The sum of twenty thousarů dollars ($20,000.00) in money of the United States is hereby appropriated for the payment of sundry small expenses incurred in the United States for the benefit of the Military Government of the Philippine Islands by order of the Secretary of War.

Sec. 2. The insular treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to remit by cable to the disbursing clerk of the War Department at Washington the sum herein appropriated, upon the warrant of the Military Governor for the same. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Enacted, September 26, 1900.

[No. 9.]

AN ACT providing for an allowance in estimating and assessing dutiable goods in

case of loss or destruction of the same.

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

SECTION 1. If upon opening any package of dutiable goods, a deficiency of any article shall, on examination by the inspector, be found, or if any article is found to be totally destroyed, the same shall be cer

tified to the collector, who, if he shall be satisfied that such deficiency has occurred through no fault of the owner, importer, or other person interested in such goods, shall make allowance for the same in estimating and assessing duties.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, October 3, 1900.

[No. 10.]

AN ACT appropriating fifteen hundred dollars Mexican to be paid to the widow of Salvador de los Reyes, vice-president of Santa Cruz, province of Laguna de Bay.

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

SECTION 1. Whereas, Salvador de los Reyes, vice-president of Santa Cruz, province of Laguna de Bay, was murdered while in the discharge of his official duties on September 1, 1900, by direct instigation of the insurgent commander Cailles, because of the efficient administration of the civil government of the municipality by the deceased and his loyalty to the United States;

Whereas, he had proven himself reliable and courageous in the discharge of his official duties, and his untimely death leaves his wife and two small children in needy circumstances,

The sum of fifteen hundred dollars Mexican is hereby appropriated out of any money in the insular treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to be paid to the widow of Salvador de los Reyes for the support of herself and her two children.

Sec. 2. The Military Governor is authorized and directed to draw his warrant for the sum stated in the preceding section in favor of the widow of Salvador de los Reyes, and the insular treasurer is directed to pay

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same.

[No. 11.]

AN ACT appropriating sundry sums to pay the expenses of the department of edu

cation incurred prior to the first of September. By authority of the President of the United States, be it enacted by the United States Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. The sum of four hundred and fifty-six dollars and twelve cents ($156.12) in money of the United States is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the insular treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to be paid to the following persons, for supplies furnished or services rendered the department of education: E. C. McCullough..

$47.89 Bazar de Velasco..

175.00 Cunningham, Curtis & Welch. Payot, Upham & Co.

107. 12 Lucy H. Willis..

51.63

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SEC. 2. The Military Governor is authorized and directed to draw his warrants in favor of the persons named in the preceding section for the respective sums therein set forth and the insular treasurer is directed to pay the same.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted October 3, 1900.

[No. 12.]

AN ACT prescribing the method to be adopted by the insular treasurer in keeping

and rendering accounts of his receipts and disbursements.

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

SECTION 1. The accounts of the insular treasurer shall show the kind of money, whether insular or that of the United States, in which each item of his receipts and disbursements of public funds has been made, and the account upon which the same has been received or disbursed.

SEC. 2. For the purpose of all reports required by law, the insular treasurer shall prepare, on the books of the treasury, tabulated statements, showing the several sources from which revenue has been received and the several purposes for which the same has been disbursed, with three columns of figures, the first column showing the amounts of insular money actually received or disbursed, the second column showing the amounts of United States money so received or disbursed, and the third column showing the aggregate amounts so received or disbursed stated in the money of the United States, which last-named amount shall be ascertained as provided in the next section.

SEC. 3. The items in the third column shall be made by reducing the items in the first column to United States money at the ratio for the quarter established by order of the Military Governor, and adding to the amounts thus obtained the corresponding items in the second column, but the ratio of reduction for the quarter beginning October 1, 1900, and ending January 1, 1901, shall be two dollars of insular money for one dollar of United States money of his receipts and disbursements.

SEC. 1. All reports made by the treasurer shall contain transcripts of the tabulated statements herein prescribed, so as to show the several amounts of all receipts and disbursements in United States money.

Sec. 5. The balance of United States money shown in the third column to be in the treasurer's possession at the close of each quarter shall be carried forward to the account for the new quarter, but for the purposes of the tabulated statements and reports herein prescribed, shall be reduced to its value in United States money at the ratio established for the new quarter, as herein provided, if that ratio shall be different from the one prevailing during the previous quarter.

SEC. 6. The treasurer shall account for the actual money received and disbursed by him, in the kinds of moneys so recived and disbursed, irrespective of its reduced equivalent in United States money, and his accounts shall be audited upon this basis.

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted October 3, 1900.

[No. 13.]

AN ACT appropriating three hundred and eighty-seven thousand and sixty-four dol

lars and thirty-three cents, Mexican, for the payment of sundry expenses incurred for the benefit of the insular government for the month of September, 1900.

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

SECTION 1. The following sums, in Mexican money, 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 month of September, 1900, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

For eighty per cent of the estimated value of the work done on the new Divisoria market, from August 1, 1900, to August 31, 1900, six thousand, seven hundred and twenty dollars.

For last payment on completion of contract of work on Divisoria market, six thousand, seven hundred and twenty dollars.

For deposit of twenty per cent, on payment of the work done, twenty thousand, one hundred and sixty dollars.

For wind-bracing Divisoria market, balance due, three hundred and twenty-five dollars.

Total, thirty-three thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five dollars. For refitting and equipping the gunboat Arayat, as follows:

For construction and repair, twenty-one thousand, three hundred and nine dollars and eighty-five cents.

For steam engineering, ten thousand, nine hundred and seventyfour dollars and seventy cents.

For ordnance, sixty-five dollars and forty-eight cents.
For yard and docks, thirty-one dollars and nineteen cents.

For equipment, two thousand, four hundred and thirty-seven dollars and sixteen cents.

Total, thirty-four thousand, eight hundred and eighteen dollars and thirty-eight cents.

For payment of clerical assistance in the mining bureau, as follows:
One chief clerk and stenographer, two hundred dollars.
One mining engineer and assayer, two hundred dollars.
One interpreter and translator, two hundred dollars.
One record clerk, fifty-five dollars.
One helper for engineer, twenty dollars.
One porter (janitor), ten dollars.
One laborer, ten dollars.
Total, six hundred and ninety-five dollars.

For the purchase of books for the mining bureau, one hundred and seventy-nine dollars and ten cents.

For the salary of Dr. Domingo Santos, sanitary officer at Batangas, from May 14th to July 14th, fifty dollars per month, one hundred and one dollars and sixty-six cents.

For the salary of Dr. Domingo Santos, sanitary officer at Batangas, for two days in August, and for the month of September, fifty-three dollars and sixty-four cents.

Total, one hundred and fifty-five dollars and thirty cents.

For the payment of wages and salaries for the employees under the captain of the port at Aparri, as follows:

Cape Engano light-house:

One chief keeper, pay fifty dollars; allowance thirty dollars, eighty dollars.

One second-class keeper, pay forty-one dollars, allowance fifteen dollars, fifty-six dollars.

One fourth-class keeper, pay twenty-five dollars, allowance fifteen dollars, forty dollars.

One orderly, pay fifteen dollars.

Total for keeping Engano light-house, one hundred and ninety-one dollars.

For Linao light-house:
One first keeper, fifty dollars.
One fourth keeper, twenty-five dollars.
Total for Linao light-house, seventy-five dollars.

Total for captain of the port at Aparri, two hundred and sixty-six dollars.

For payment of additional native police force at Malabon and vicinity, from September 11 to September 30, 1900, as follows:

Three sergeants, at forty dollars per month, eighty dollars and one cent.

Three corporals, at thirty dollars per month, sixty dollars.

Fifty-four privates, at twenty-four dollars per month, eight hundred and sixty-four dollars.

Total for additional Malabon police, one thousand and four dollars and one cent.

For additional amount necessary to meet the cost of disinfectants purchased in America, authorized in original order, two hundred and forty-eight dollars and fifty-four cents.

For expenses of the department of public instruction, not provided for by previous appropriation, for the month of September, as follows:

Salaries of teachers in night school, one principal, at forty-eight dollars, forty-eight dollars.

Three teachers of English, at thirty-six dollars per month, one hundred and eight dollars.

Three teachers of English, at twenty-four dollars per month, seventytwo dollars.

Total addition for teachers in night school, two hundred and twentyeight dollars.

For wages of English supply teacher, eighty dollars.

Total for department of public instruction, three hundred and eight dollars.

For the chief quartermaster of the United States Army for the Division of the Philippines:

For printing all orders and blanks required in the division, and for the purchase of rubber stamps and such stationery as had not been received from the United States, ten thousand dollars.

For electric lighting and supplies, one thousand dollars.

For the purchase of office furniture, fixtures, hire of interpreters, and payment of claims, four thousand dollars.

For the payment of cablegrams on official business, and hire of telephones, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For cleaning cesspool vaults and earth closets in Manila, five thousand dollars.

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