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Bautista, in the same province, and the limits of the municipality of Bautista are hereby extended so as to include all the territory heretofore constituting the pueblo of La Villanueva.

SEC. 2. The existing organization of the pueblo of La Villanueva is hereby abolished and all oflices existing by virtue of the present organization of such pueblo are hereby declared vacant and such offices are abolished.

SEC. 3. 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. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, October 2, 1901.

[No. 253.]

AN ACT creating a bureau of non-Christian tribes 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. There is hereby created, under the Department of the Interior, a Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes, which shall conduct systematic investigations with reference to the non-Christian tribes of the Philippine Islands, in order to ascertain the name of each tribe, the limits of the territory which it occupies, the approximate number of individuals which compose it, their social organizations and their languages, beliefs, manners and customs, with special view to determining the most practicable means for bringing about their advancement in civilization and material prosperity. The Bureau shall further investigate and report upon the practical operation of all legislation with reference to non-Christian tribes.

SEC. 2. There shall be a Chief of the Bureau, who shall receive a salary of three thousand, five hundred dollars ($3,500) per year, pay; able monthly, in money of the United States, and shall be allowed his actual and necessary traveling expenses, when absent from Manila on official business; a stenographer and typewriter of class 9; and an agent for Moro affairs in the Jolo Archipelago, who shall be the clerk of class 10 in the Office of Moro Affairs in the Jolo Archipelago, authorized in section 1 of Act No. 201.

Sec. 3. The Chief of the Bureau shall have general direction and control of its work and shall appoint all its duly authorized officers and employés, subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Act and of Act No. 25. He shall, from time to time, recommend to the Commission the authorization of such additional employés as may be found necessary for properly conducting the work of the Bureau.

SEC. 4. 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. 5. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacued, October 2, 1901.

[No. 254.] AN ACT organizing the office of the insular purchasing agent. By authority of the President of the United States, be it enacted by the United States Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. The Insular Purchasing Agent is authorized to employ the following force in his office: One Assistant Insular Purchasing Agent, class 4; five clerks, class 6; two clerks, class 7; one clerk, class 8; seven clerks, class 9; two clerks, class 10; two clerks, class A; four watchmen, class C; one clerk, class D; two clerks, class H; six laborers at one hundred and eighty dollars ($180) per annum each, and such teamsters, drivers, stablemen, blacksmiths and additional laborers as may from time to time be necessary:

SEC. 2. The Insular Purchasing Agent is authorized to employ the following force in the Printing Department until the establishment of the Government Printing Plant: One foreman, class 9; one compositor, class 10; one printer and bookbinder, class A; one pressman, class A; and such typesetters and laborers as may from time to time be necessary.

Sec. 3. 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 Precedure by the Commission in the Enactment of Laws,” passed September 26, 1900.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect as of October 1, 1901.
Enacted, October 2, 1901.

No. 255.]

AN ACT amending Act No. 175 by changing the name of the Insular constabulary

to the Philippines constabulary and providing for a section of information. By authority of the President of the United States, be it enacted by the United States Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. Section 1 of Act No. 175 is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words “which shall be known as the Philippine Constabulary” and by substituting for the word “Insular” wherever it occurs in the succeeding sections of said Act the word “Philippines.”

SEC. 2. The Chief of Philippines Constabulary is hereby authorized and directed to organize a Section of Information which shall be under his immediate direction and control and shall consist of one Superintendent of Section, who shall be appointed by the Chief and shall receive an annual salary of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500) payable monthly; one Second Class Inspector, one Third Class Inspector and One Fourth Class Inspector, who shall be paid as provided in said Act No. 175, and two special detectives who shall be paid six hundred dollars ($600) per annum each; one draughtsman, who shall be paid three hundred and sixty-five dollars ($365) per annum, and one clerk, who shall be paid three hundred and sixty-five dollars ($365) per annum, the dranghtsman and clerk to be appointed under the Civil Service Act.

The Chief of Philippines Constabulary is further authorized and empowered to employ one armorer and gun-smith who shall be under his immediate charge and control and who shall be paid a salary of nine hundred dollars ($900) per annum.

SEC. 3. 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. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, October 3, 1901.

[No. 256.]

AN ACT to amend section 1 of act No. 228, relating to the salaries of emergency

clerks needed for the assessment of real estate in Manila.

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

SECTION 1. Section 1 of Act No. 228 of the United States Philippine Commission, relating to the salaries of emergency clerks necessary for the purpose of assessing real estate in Manila, is hereby amended so as to authorize the Assessor to employ four draughtsmen at fifty dollars ($50), gold, per month each, in lieu of two clerks at one hundred dollars dollars ($100), gold, per month each.

SEC. 2. 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, October 4, 1901.

[No. 257.]

AN ACT providing that checks given to civil employés of the Government and to

other persons for salaries and other amounts due from the Government in different parts of the islands, shall be cashed by provincial treasurers and postinasters so far as is practicable.

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

SECTION 1. Provincial Treasurers are hereby authorized to cash from provincial funds checks issued by Disbursing Officers of the Insular Government in payment of salaries due to officers, employés and servants of the Insular Government and in payment of other obligations due from the Insular Government, upon the proper endorsement of such checks and identification of the payee, and to treat the checks so received as cash on hand in the Provincial Treasury. And it is hereby made the duty of each Provincial Treasurer to cash such checks, when presented in accordance with the provisions of this section, at all times when such checks can be cashed without embarrassment to the Provincial Treasurer. The term “Provincial Treasurer" as used in this section shall include Deputies of the Provincial Treasurer when traveling through the province making collections. Provincial Treasurers are also hereby authorized to dispose of, for cash, checks so received to persons desiring to transmit funds to Manila. All checks so cashed or sold shall be cashed or sold at par.

SEC. 2. Postmasters outside the city of Manila are hereby authorized to cash from postal funds checks issued by Disbursing Officers of the Insular Government in payment of salaries due to officers, employés and servants of the Insular Government and in payment of other obligations due from the Insular Government, upon the proper endorsement of such checks and identification of the payee, and to treat the checks so received as cash on hand. And it is hereby made the duty of each Postmaster outside the city of Manila to cash such checks, when presented in accordance with the provisions of this section, at all times when such checks can be cashed without embarrassment to the Postmaster. Postmasters outside the city of Manila are also hereby authorized to dispose of, for cash, checks so received to persons desiring to transmit funds to Manila. All checks so cashed or sold shall be cashed or sold at par. It shall be the duty of the Director General of Posts to make provision, so far as is in his power, to facilitate the cashing of such checks by postmasters and to make all necessary provisions therefor consistent with law.

SEC. 3. All officers and employés of the Insular Government performing duties outside the city of Manila, whether in provinces that are organized under the Provincial Government Act or otherwise, who collect and have in their hands money, belonging to the Insular Treasury, are hereby authorized to cash from Insular funds within their possession checks issued by Disbursing Officers of the Insular Government, in payment of the salaries due to officers, employés and servants of the Insular Government, and in payment of all obligations due from the Insular Government, upon the conditions named in the two preceding sections. They are likewise hereby authorized, upon proper endorsement of such checks and identification of the payee, to receive in lieu of cash such checks in payment of sums of money due to the Insular Government to be by them collected, and to treat the checks so received as cash on hand, and it is hereby made the duty of such officers and employés outside the city of Manila to cash or receive, as the case may be, such checks when presented in accordance with the provisions of this section, at all times when such checks can be cashed without embarrassment to the official or employé to whom the funds are due. All checks so cashed or received shall be cashed or received at par, and shall be treated as cash in the remittances of the officers or employés so cashing or receiving them to the Insular Treasurer or other official to whom such funds ought by law to be remitted.

SEC. 4. Neither Provincial Treasurers nor Postmasters, nor other officers or employés of the Insular Government, shall be under obligation, by virtue of this Act, to cash checks issued by Disbursing Officers in favor of officers, employés or servants of the Insular Government or other persons not resident or stationed within the province in which such Treasurer or Postmaster or other officers or employés of the Insular Government are officially located.

Sec. 5. 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. 6. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, October 4, 1901.

[No. 258.]

AN ACT amending section 3 of act No. 88, increasing the bond of the provincial

treasurer of the province of Bulacan to fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).

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

SECTION 1. Section 3 of Act No. 88, making applicable to the Province of Bulacan the Provincial Government Act, is hereby amended by increasing the amount of the bond to be required from the Treasurer of such province from eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), 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 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, October , 1901

[No. 259.]

AN ACT providing that hereafter the official title of “The Collector of Customs of

the Philippine Islands and of the Chief Port” shall be “Collector of Customs for the Philippine Archipelago.”

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

SECTION 1. After this date the official title of “The Collector of Customs of the Philippine Islands and of the Chief Port” shall be “Collector of Customs for the Philippine Archipelago," and he is authorized to sign and use as his official title hereafter, in all papers and documents, the designation herein provided.

SEC. 2. 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 October 8, 1901.

[No. 260.]

AN ACT providing that all salaries paid to officers and employés in the Civil Service

shall be paid in insular currency or in money of the United States as the appropriating authority shall determine, and repealing Act No. 34.

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

SECTION 1. All salaries and wages to be paid to officers and employés in the Civil Service of these islands, insular, provincial or municipal, shall hereafter be paid in money of the United States or in local currency as shall be provided in the act making appropriation for such payment. In case the appropriating authority shall order payment to be made in local currency, the ratio of local currency to money of

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