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to section 87 of the Act of Congress approved July 1st, 1902, assigned to the Bureau of Insular Affairs.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
19 September, 1916.
CHAP. 29.-An Act To regulate the immigration of aliens to Feb. 5, 1917. and the residence of aliens in, the United States. [H. R. 10384.]
301.] 39 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 874. Immigration
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- [Public, No. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the word "alien " wherever used in this Act shall include any person not a native-born or naturalized Act. citizen of the United States; but this definition shall not defined. be held to include Indians of the United States not taxed or citizens of the islands under the jurisdiction of the United States. That the term "United States " as used in the title as well as in various sections of this Act shall be construed to mean the United States, and any waters, territory, or other place subject to the jurisdiction thereof, except the Isthmian Canal Zone; but if any alien shall leave the Canal Zone or any insular possession of the United States and attempt to enter any other place under the jurisdiction of the United States, nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as permitting him to enter under any other conditions than those applicable to all aliens. That the term " seaman" as used in this Act shall include every person signed on the ship's men." articles and employed in any capacity on board any vessel arriving in the United States from any foreign port or place.
Canal Zone and insular restrictions.
Persons included as 66
in the Philip
That this Act shall be enforced in the Philippine Enforcement Islands by officers of the general government thereof, pines. unless and until it is superseded by an act passed by the Philippine Legislature and approved by the President of the United States to regulate immigration in the Philippine Islands as authorized in the Act entitled "An Act to declare the purpose of the people of the United States as to the future political status of the people of the Philippine Islands, and to provide a more autonomous government for those islands," approved August twentyninth, nineteen hundred and sixteen.
Vol. 34, p.
SEC. 2. That there shall be levied, collected, and paid a tax of $8 for every alien, including alien seamen regu- on aliens larly admitted as provided in this Act, entering the United States: Provided, That children under sixteen years of age who accompany their father or their mother shall not be subject to said tax.
Provisos. Children under 16 exempt.
Tax in the
Provided further, That said tax when levied upon aliens entering the Philippine Islands, shall be paid into Philippines. the treasury of said islands, to be expended for the benefit of such islands.
Holders of for
eign passports to
labor conditions excluded.
SEC. 3. * * *
Provided further, That whenever the the detriment of President shall be satisfied that passports issued by any foreign government to its citizens or subjects to go to any country other than the United States, or to any insular possession of the United States or to the Canal Zone, are being used for the purpose of enabling the holder to come to the continental territory of the United States to the detriment of labor conditions therein, the President shall refuse to permit such citizens or subjects of the country issuing such passports to enter the continental territory of the United States from such other foreign country or from such insular possession or from the Canal Zone;
[H. R. 291.] CHAP. 30.-An Act To punish acts of interference with the [Public, No. foreign relations, the neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish espionage, and better to enforce the crim40 Stat. L., inal laws of the United States, and for other purposes.
pt. 1, p. 217.
"United SECTION 1. The term “United States " as used in this Act includes the Canal Zone and all territory and waters, cluded in term. continental or insular, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
Philippine Islands and Ca
SEC. 2. The several courts of first instance in the Philnal Zone. ippine Islands and the district court of the Canal Zone of courts in. 'shall have jurisdiction of offenses under this Act committed within their respective districts, and concurrent Conspiracies. jurisdiction with the district courts of the United States Vol. 35, P. of offenses under this Act committed upon the high seas,
and of conspiracies to commit such offenses, as defined by section thirty-seven of the Act entitled "An Act to codify, revise, and amend the penal laws of the United States," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, and the provisions of said section, for the purpose of this Act, are hereby extended to the Philippine Islands, Duties of and to the Canal Zone. In such cases the district attorneys of the Philippine Islands and of the Canal Zone shall have the powers and perform the duties provided in this Act for United States attorneys.
June 21, 1917.
CHAP. 32.-An Act To amend the Act approved December [H. R. 3673.] twenty-third, nineteen hundred and thirteen, known as the Fed[Public, No. eral reserve Act, as amended by the Acts of August fourth, nine25.1 teen hundred and fourteen, August fifteenth, nineteen hundred 40 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 232. and fourteen, March third, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and September seventh, nineteen hundred and sixteen.
Federal re. serve act amendments.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in section three of the Act known as the Fed
eral reserve Act be amended and reenacted so as to read as follows:
sular, etc., Status per
"National banks, or banks organized under local laws, Alaska, inlocated in Alaska or in a dependency or insular posses- banks. sion or any part of the United States outside the con- mitted. tinental United States may remain non-member banks, and shall in that event maintain reserves and comply with all the conditions now provided by law regulating them; or said banks may, with the consent of the Reserve Board, become member banks of any one of the reserve districts, and shall in that event take stock, maintain reserves, and be subject to all the other provisions of this Act."
CHAP. 63.-An Act To provide revenue to defray war expenses, and for other purposes.
Oct. 3, 1917. [H. R. 4280.]
50.] 40 Stat. L.,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assem- pt. 1, p. 300.
War Revenue Act.
cable to Porto
SEC. 5. That the provisions of this title shall not ex- Not applitend to Porto Rico or the Philippine Islands, and the Rico or PhilipPorto Rican or Philippine Legislature shall have power pine Islands. by due enactment to amend, alter, modify, or repeal the income tax laws in force in Porto Rico or the Philippine Islands, respectively.
TITLE II.-WAR EXCESS PROFITS Tax.
War Excess Profits Tax. Vol. 39, p. 1000.
SEC. 200. That when used in this titleThe term "corporation " includes joint-stock companies strued. or associations and insurance companies;
The term "domestic" means created under the law of the United States, or of any State, Territory, or District thereof, and the term "foreign" means created under the law of any other possession of the United States or of any foreign country or government; The term "United States means only the States, the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii, and the District of Columbia;
SEC. 301. That no distilled spirits produced after the Importing, passage of this Act shall be imported into the United States from any foreign country, or from the West Indian Islands recently acquired from Denmark (unless produced from products the growth of such islands, and not then into any State or Territory or District of the United States in which the manufacture or sale of intoxi122422-20-8
cating liquor is prohibited), or from Porto Rico, or the for other than Philippine Islands. Under such rules, regulations, and beverages. bonds as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, the provisions of this section shall not apply to distilled spirits imported for other than (1) beverage purposes or (2) use in the manufacture or production of any article used or intended for use as a beverage.
Oct. 6, 1917.
[H. R. 4960.]
CHAP 106.-An Act To define, regulate, and punish trading
[Public, No. with the enemy, and for other purposes.
40 Stat. L., p.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asthe enemy act. sembled, That this Act shall be known as the "Trading with the enemy Act."
of courts of
lands and Ca
Jurisdiction SEC. 18. That the several courts of first instance in the Philippine Is- Philippine Islands and the district court of the Canal nal Zone. Zone shall have, jurisdiction of offenses under this Act committed within their respective districts, and concurrent jurisdiction with the district courts of the United States of offenses under this Act committed upon the Conspiracies, high seas and of conspiracies to commit such offenses as Vol. 35, p. defined by section thirty-seven of the Act entitled "An Act to codify, revise, and amend the penal laws of the United States," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, and the provisions of such section for the purpose of this Act are hereby extended to the Philippine Islands and to the Canal Zone.
Jan. 26, 1918.
[H. R. 7697.] [Public, No. 97.]
CHAP. 11.-An Act To authorize the calling into the service of the United States the militia and other locally created armed forces in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes.
40 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 432. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaPhilippine Islands Militia, tives of the United States of America in Congress asbe called into sembled, That the militia and other locally created United States armed forces in the Philippine Islands may be called
into the service of the United States, and all members
CHAP. 20.—An Act To extend protection to the civil rights of members of the Military and Naval Establishments of the United States engaged in the present war.
Mar. 8, 1918. [H. R. 6361.] [Public, No.
103.] 40 Stat. L.,
SEC. 102. (1) That the provisions of this Act shall ap- pt. 1, p. 440. ply to the United States, the several States and Territories, the District of Columbia, and all territory subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and to proceedings commenced in any court therein, and shall be enforced through the usual forms of procedure obtaining in such courts or under such regulations as may be by them prescribed.
CHAP. 26.—An Act To save daylight and to provide standard Mar. 10, 1918. time for the United States.
[S. 1854.] [Public, No. 108.] 40 Stat. L.,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assem- pt. 1, p. 450. bled, That, for the purpose of establishing the standard Daylight savtime of the United States, the territory of continental Standard United States shall be divided into five zones in the man- torial zones. ner hereinafter provided.
time for terri
Official to be regulated
SEC. 2. That within the respective zones created under Standard to the authority hereof the standard time of the zone shall ment of com govern the movement of all common carriers engaged in mon carriers. commerce between the several States or between a State and any of the Territories of the United States, or between a State or the Territory of Alaska and any of the insular possessions of the United States or any foreign country. In all statutes, orders, rules, and regulations relating to the time of performance of any act by any officer thereby. or department of the United States, whether in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of the Government, or relating to the time within which any rights shall accrue or determine, or within which any act shall or shall not be performed by any person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, it shall be understood and intended that the time shall be the United States standard time of the zone within which the act is to be performed.
CHAP. 36.-An Act To authorize the appointment of officers of Mar. 30, 1918. the Philippine Scouts as officers in the militia or other locally [H. R. 9571.] created armed forces of the Philippine Islands drafted into the service of the United States, and for other purposes.
Officers may serve in mili
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 1, p. 500. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That officers of the Philippine Scouts be, and they hereby are, made eligible to appointment as officers in tia, etc., withthe militia or other locally created armed forces in the commission. Philippine Islands which have been or shall hereafter be drafted into the service of the United States; and any