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3. All other debts:

In a manner as near as may be to that provided for the liquidation of the affairs of a national bank by a receiver, under the national banking laws of the United States.

Sec. 7. The certificate of the governor, that he finds the facts set forth in such petition to be true, and has directed the treasurer to perform the duties prescribed in section 6, shall be a sufficient warrant and justification for the treasurer in performing all the duties therein prescribed.

SEC. 8. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, November 23, 1900.

[No. 53.] AN ACT to prevent discrimination against money of the United States by banking

institutions.

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

SECTION 1. Every bank of deposit in the Philippine Islands shall accept deposits both in the money of the United States and in Mexican or other local money, and shall honor checks on or repay such deposits in the kind of money in which they are made.

SEC. 2. A wilful violation of the requirements of this act shall subject the manager or officer of the bank causing such violation, or taking part in it, to a punishment for each offense by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 3. Nothing herein contained shall prevent a bank or its officers from declining in good faith to accept deposits so small in amount as to be unprofitable, but a discrimination in that respect between Mexican or other local money and that of the United States shall be deemed to be a violation of the requirements of this act.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, November 28, 1900.

[No. 54.] AN ACT appropriating fifty-eight thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars and

sixty-four cents ($58,625.64) in Mexican money, and five hundred and ninety thousand six hundred and forty-eight dollars and sixty-nine cents ($590,648.69) in money of the United States, for the payment of sundry expenses incurred for the benefit of the Insular Government for the month of December, 1900, and other designated months.

By 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 appropriated out of any money in the Insular Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of the current expenses of the Insular Government for the month of December, 1900, and other designated months, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, viz:

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

For hire of laborers, repairs to buildings, buildings for ice plants at Calamba, Batangas, Legaspi, Nueva Caceres and Catbalogan, for steam power plant for water system at Jolo, for funds to meet emergencies during the month and for incidental expenses, forty thousand dollars ($40,000).

For the Provost Marshal General:

For coal for the Department of Water Supply, four thousand dolars ($1,000); for rent of land on which the Paco Crematory is located, for the months of October, November and December, 1900, ninety dollars ($90);

Total for the Provost Marshal General, four thousand and ninety dollars ($1,090).

For the Provost Marshal at Cavite: For salaries of interpreter, translator and clerk, one hundred and fifty dollars ($150); for medicines for sick United States military prisoners confined in the United States Military Prison at Cavite for the months of November and December, sixty dollars ($60);

Total for the Provost Marshal at Cavite, two hundred and ten dollars (8210).

For the Forestry Bureau:

For carriage hire from October 11th to December 31st, at five dollars (85) per day, four hundred and ten dollars ($410).

For the Collector of Internal Revenue of the Islands:

For a refund of sur-taxes erroneously collected in the First and Third Districts, Northern Luzon, First and Third Districts, Southern Luzon, First and Second Districts, Departments of Mindanao and Jolo, and Fourth District, Department of Visayas, twelve thousand, nine hundred and seventy-five dollars and sixty-four cents ($12,975.61).

For the District Commander at Isabela:

For rent of offices, salaries of interpreters and clerk and for oil for offices for the month of October, one hundred and sixty-five dollars ($165);

For rents of offices and for salary of interpreter for the month of November, one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125);

For rebuilding bridge over Isabela River at Tabuc, and for repairs to reservoir, six hundred and fifty dollars ($650);

Total for the District Commander at Isabela, nine hundred and forty dollars (910).

Total for appropriations in Mexican Currency for the month of December, 1900, and other designated months, fifty-eight thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars and sixty-four cents ($58,625.61).

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 month of December, 1900, and other designated months, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, viz:

For the Chief Quartermaster for the Division of the Philippines:

For telegrams and telephones, for the cleaning of cesspools, for rent and repairs to buildings, for alteration of the Cuartel Malate into a military prison, for funds for the Department of Northern Luzon, for funds for the Department of Southern Luzon, for funds for the

Department of Visayas, for expenses of Navy Gunboats, of pony corral and other stables, for the purchase of coal and mineral oil, for miscellaneous expenses and to meet emergency requisitions and expenditures during the month, one hundred and seventy-one thousand, one hundred and five dollars and twenty-one cents, ($171,105.21); for construction of a warehouse on the grounds of the Custom House, Manila, fiftyseven thousand and five hundred dollars, ($57,500); for the purchase of two launches, one to be used at Isabela, District of Basilan, and the other at Vigan, Island of Luzon, twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000);

Total for the Chief Quartermaster for the Division of the Philippines, two hundred and fifty-three thousand, six hundred and tive dollars and twenty-one cents ($253,605.21).

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 Peace at Vigan, the Court of First Instance at Dagupan, the Court of Peace at Dagupan, the Court of First Instance at Tuguegarao, the Court of Peace at Tuguegarao, the Court of First Instance at Bacolor, the Court of Peace at Bacolor, the Court of First Instance at Iloilo, the Court of Peace at Iloilo, the Court of First Instance at Cebu, the Court of Peace at Cebu, the Court of First Instance at Cavite, the Court of Peace at Cavite, the Court of First Instance at San Isidro, the Court of Peace at San Isidro, the Court of First Instance at Laoag, the Court of Peace at Laoag, the Court of First Instance at La Union, the Court of First Instance at Balanga, the Court of Peace at Balanga, the Court of First Instance at Bohol, five thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars and fifteen cents ($5,625.15).

For pay of Civil Employés in the offices of the following officers:

The Board of Officers on Claims, two hundred and twenty-nine dollars and ninety-nine cents ($229.99); the Chief Quartermaster, forty dollars ($10); the Assistant to the Chief Quartermaster, three hundred and sixty-five dollars and fifty cents ($365.50); the Judge Advocate, including an increase of twenty dollars in salaries in the Department of Archives, hereby authorized, five hundred and forty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($5+7.50); the Military Secretary, including an increase in the salary of a stenographer and interpreter from one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125) to one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) per month, hereby authorized, twelve hundred and seventy-four dollars ($1.274); the Officer in Charge of Insurgent Records, four hundred and thirty-two dollars and thirty-two cents ($132.32); the Supreme Court, one thousand and ninety-four dollars and sixty-seven cents ($1.094.67); the Inspector General, two hundred and forty-one dollars and sixty-seven cents ($241.67); the Adjutant General, one thousand and seventy-six dollars and sixty-seven cents ($1,076.67); the Disbursing Quartermaster, nine hundred and sixty-four dollars and seventeen cents (8964.17);

For laborers, janitors and for washing towels, three hundred and ninety-two dollars and fifteen cents ($392.15); for supplies for issue and for miscellaneous expenses impossible to itemize, twenty-tive thousand dollars ($25,000); for rents and repairs of buildings, seven hundred and forty dollars ($740); for the purchase of buoys for the port at Isabela, nine hundred dollars ($900); for transportation, one thousand dollars ($1,000);

Total for the Disbursing Quartermaster of Civil Bureaus, thirtynine thousand and eight hundred and ninety-eight dollars and seventynine cents ($39,898.79).

For the Medical Supply Depot of Manila:
For laborers, three hundred and ten dollars ($310).
For the Medical Supply Depot, Department of Northern Luzon:

For the pay of eighty (80) vaccinators, at fifteen dollars ($15) per month, twelve hundred dollars ($1,200); for the payment of native physicians, two hundred and fifty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($257.50); for the purchase of medical supplies and of medicines, three hundred and sixty-five dollars ($365); for contingent expenses that may be approved by the Department Commander, six hundred and thirty-five dollars ($635);

Total for the Medical Supply Depot of Northern Luzon, twenty-four hundred and fifty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($2,457.50).

For the Medical Supply Depot of Southern Luzon:

For the pay of thirty (30) vaccinators at fifteen dollars ($15) per month, four hundred and fifty dollars ($450); for medical supplies for sick and indigent natives, five hundred dollars ($500);

Total for the Medical Supply Depot of Southern Luzon, nine hundred and fifty dollars ($950).

For the Pathological Laboratory:

For the pay of one native laborer from October 15th to December 31st, twelve dollars and sixty-seven cents ($12.67).

For the Chief Ordnance Officer:

For salaries, three hundred dollars and twenty-five cents ($300.25); for printing of blanks and for sundry materials and tools that may be required in an emergency, one hundred and ninety-five dollars ($195);

Total for the Chief Ordnance Officer, four hundred and ninety-five dollars and twenty-five cents ($195.25).

For the Chief Signal Officer:

For the hire of native labor for city and suburban construction and repair of telegraph and telephone lines and for care of central office, power house and shop, and for messengers, and for hire of native employés in cable work, three hundred and fifteen dollars ($315); for supplies in connection with the construction and maintenance of telegraph, telephone and cable lines in the Philippine Islands, five thousand dollars ($5,000);

Total for the Chief Signal Officer, five thousand, three hundred and fifteen dollars ($5,315).

For the Office of the Provost Marshal General and Departments reporting to him:

For the Department of Streets, Parks, Fire and Sanitation:

For salaries and wages, nine thousand, one hundred and eight dollars and ten cents ($9,108.10); for cleaning Matadero and city markets, four hundred and twenty-one dollars and thirty-five cents ($421.35); for cleaning streets, disposing of garbage, etc., four thousand, two hundred and seventy-seven dollars and twenty-five cents ($1,277.25); for labor on Calle Rosario and the Escolta, one hundred and fifty dollars ($150); for operating rock quarry at Binangonan, three hundred and ninety dollars ($390); for road material, for forage, horse shoeing, etc., . for opening, cleaning and repairing of drains and sewers, for repairs. to steam tugs, garbage scows and bancas, and for incidental expenses, fifteen thousand, two hundred dollars and fifty cents ($15,200.50); for

the construction of city stables, seven thousand and ninety dollars ($7,090);

Total for the Department of Streets, Parks, Fire and Sanitation, thirty-six thousand, six hundred and thirty-seven dollars and twenty cents ($36,637.20).

For the Department of Water Supply: For salaries and wages, seventeen hundred and seventy dollars and fifty cents ($1,770.50); for maintenance, supplies and office expense, one hundred and seventy-five dollars ($175);

Total for the Department of Water Supply, nineteen hundred and forty-five dollars and fifty cents ($1,945.50).

For the Department of City Public Works;

For salaries and wages, nine hundred and seven dollars and fifty cents ($907.50); for office expense, twenty-five dollars ($25); for final payment for materials used in widening Bridge of Spain, three thousand, four hundred and twenty-three dollars and twenty-one cents ($3,423.21); for repairing of city bridges, one thousand dollars ($1,000); for repairing of Santolan road, one hundred and fifty dollars ($150); for repairing of Luneta sea wall, one thousand dollars ($1,000); for map of Manila, one hundred dollars ($100); for the Quinta market, two thousand dollars ($2,000); for the maintenance of stock, twenty-five dollars ($25); for putting the roadway of the Bridge of Spain in immediate repair, fourteen hundred and fifty-four dollars and twenty cents ($1,454. 20); for the construction of timber defenses for the Ayala bridge, five thousand eight hundred and seventy-two dollars and fifty cents ($5,872.50); for payment of estimated cost of construction of Santa Cruz bridge, ninety-seven thousand dollars ($97,000);

Total for the Department of City Public Works, one hundred and twelve thousand, nine hundred and fifty-seven dollars and forty-one cents ($112,957.41).

For the Department of Inspection: For salary to physician of prisoners of war at Santiago, fifty dollars ($50); for subsistence and treatment of prisoners of war and others at San Juan de Dios hospital, two hundred dollars ($200); for subsistence and treatment of indigent and insane natives and Spaniards at Hospicio de San José, twenty-two hundred and fifty dollars ($2,250);

Total for the Department of Inspection, twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500).

For the Department of Prisons:

For subsistence of prisoners and lights at Presidio de Manila, fourteen hundred and thirty-seven dollars and sixty-three cents ($1,437.63); for salaries of police officers and other employés, nine hundred and thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($937.50); for sundry office supplies, for transportation, for miscellaneous expenses and for printing, one hundred and ten dollars ($110.00);

Total for the Presidio de Manila, twenty-four hundred and eightyfive dollars and thirteen cents ($2,485.13).

For subsistence of prisoners and lights at the Carcel Pública, twelve hundred and thirty-seven dollars and twenty-three cents ($1,237.23); for salaries of clerks and other employés three hundred and sixty-five dollars ($365); for sundry office supplies and for miscellaneous repairs, forty-nine dollars and fifty cents ($19.50);

Total for Carcel Pública, sixteen hundred and fifty-one dollars and seventy-three cents ($1,651.73).

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