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Washington, June 21, 1901.

ment establish

appointed civil governor.

On and after the fourth day of July, nineteen hundred Civil governand one, until it shall be otherwise ordered, the President ed. of the Philippine Commission will exercise the executive authority in all civil affairs in the government of the Philippine Islands heretofore exercised in such affairs by the Military Governor of the Philippines, and to that end the Hon. William H. Taft, President of the said Wm. H. Taft Commission, is hereby appointed Civil Governor of the Philippine Islands. Such executive authority will be exercised under, and in comformity to, the instructions to the Philippine Commissioners, dated April seventh, nineteen hundred, and subject to the approval and control of the Secretary of War of the United States. The municipal and municipal and provincial civil governments, which have provincial govbeen, or shall hereafter be, established in said islands, and all persons performing duties appertaining to the offices of civil government in said islands, will, in respect of such duties, report to the said Civil Governor.





The power to appoint civil officers, heretofore vested Power of apin the Philippine Commission, or in the Military Governor, will be exercised by the Civil Governor, with the advice and consent of the Commission.

The Military Governor of the Philippines is hereby relieved from the performance, on and after the fourth day of July, of the civil duties hereinbefore described, but his authority will continue to be exercised as heretofore, in those districts in which insurrection against the authority of the United States continues to exist, or in which public order is not sufficiently restored to enable provincial civil governments to be established under the instructions to the Commission dated April seventh, nineteen hundred. By the President:

Secretary of War.

ernor relieved


Military govcivil duties.



[Cablegram from Secretary of War authorizing organization of four executive departments.]

July 1, 1901.

To TAFT, Manila.

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You are also authorized to organize four executive departments, Interior, Commerce and Police, Finance and Justice, and Public Instruction.

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March 22, 1902. CHAP. 273.-An Act For the acknowledgment of deeds and [Public, No. 55.] other instruments in the Philippine Islands and Porto Rico affect32 Stats. L., ing land situate in the District of Columbia or any Territory of pt. 1, p. 88. the United States.


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Philippine Is- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalands and Porto tives of the United States of America in Congress assemDeeds, etc., af bled, That deeds and other instruments affecting land District of Co- situate in the District of Columbia or any Territory of ritories may be the United States may be acknowledged in the Philipacknowledged be- pine Islands and Porto Rico before any notary public apfore notaries in. pointed therein by proper authority or any officer therein Proviso. who has ex officio the powers of a notary public: Provided, That the certificate by such notary in the Philippine Íslands or in Porto Rico, as the case may be, shall be accompanied by the certificate of the attorney-general of Porto Rico or the governor or attorney-general of the Philippine Islands to the effect that the notary taking said acknowledgment was in fact the officer he purported to be.

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Certification of notary's power.

April 29, 1902. CHAP. 637.-An Act To facilitate the procurement of statistics [Public, No. 86.] of trade between the United States and its noncontiguous terri32 Stats. L., tory.

pt. 1, p. 172.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaShipping. tives of the United States of America in Congress assemDocuments re- bled, That the provisions of sections four thousand one with Hawaii, hundred and ninety-seven to four thousand two hundred, ka, Philippines, inclusive, of the Revised Statutes of the United States, reand Guam. quiring statements of quantity and value of goods carried by vessels clearing from the United States to foreign ports, shall be extended to and govern, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe, in the trade between the United States and Hawaii, Porto Rico, Alaska, the Philippine Islands, Guam, and its other noncontiguous territory, and shall also govern in the trade conducted between said islands and territory, and in shipments from said islands or territory to other parts of the United States: Provided, That this law shall not apply in the Philippine Islands during such time as the collectors of customs of those islands are under the jurisdiction of the War Department.




April 29, 1902.

[Public, No. 90.]




[Act of April 29, 1902, as amended and reenacted by section 5 of the deficiency act of April 27, 1904 (32 Stat. L., part 1, 176; 33 Stat. L., 394-428)1]

CHAP. 641.-An Act To prohibit the coming into and to regulate the residence within the United States, its Territories, and all 32 Stats. L., territory under its jurisdiction, and the District of Columbia, of pt. 1, p. 176. Chinese and persons of Chinese descent.

1 For explanation of effect of these acts see 142 Fed., 128.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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SECTION 1. All laws in force on the twenty-ninth day of April, nineteen hundred and two, regulating, suspend- Immigration ing, or prohibiting the coming of Chinese persons or per- Prohibition exsons of Chinese descent into the United States, and the tended to island residence of such persons therein, including sections five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, thirteen, and fourteen of the act entitled "An act to prohibit the coming of Chinese laborers into the United States," approved September thirteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, be, and the same are hereby, reenacted, extended, and continued, without modification, limitation, or condition; and said laws shall also apply to the island territory under the jurisdiction of the United States, and prohibit the immigration of Chinese laborers, not citizens of the Immigration United States, from such island territory to the main- ritories to mainland territory of the United States, whether in such land prohibited. island territory at the time of cession or not, and from one portion of the island territory of the United States to another portion of said island territory: Provided, Proviso. however, That said laws shall not apply to the transit of mitted. Chinese laborers from one island to another island of the same group; and any islands within the jurisdiction of any State or the district of Alaska shall be considered a part of the mainland under this section.

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SEC. 2. That the Secretary of Labor 2 is hereby author- Labor to preized and empowered to make and prescribe, and from scribe time to time to change, such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of the land as he may deem necessary and proper to execute the provisions of this act and of the acts hereby extended and continued and of the treaty of December eighth, eighteen hundred and ninetyfour, between the United States and China, and with the approval of the President to appoint such agents as he may deem necessary for the efficient execution of said treaty and said acts.


SEC. 3. That nothing in the provisions of this act or any other act shall be construed to prevent, hinder, or restrict, any foreign exhibitor, representative, or citizen, Alien contract of any foreign nation, or the holder, who is a citizen of Permission to any foreign nation, of any concession or privilege from ors at expositions any fair or exposition authorized by act of Congress authorized from bringing into the United States, under contract, such mechanics, artisans, agents, or other employees, na

1 See Rule 11, p. 54.

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2 By the act of Feb. 14, 1903, entitled "An act to establish the Department of Commerce and Labor (32 Stat. L., 825), the Commissioner General of Immigration, the Bureau of Immigration, and the Immigration Service were transferred from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor, and by the act of Mar. 4, 1913, to the Department of Labor.


Certificates of residence of

tives of their respective foreign countries, as they or any of them may deem necessary for the purpose of making preparation for installing or conducting their exhibits or of preparing for installing or conducting any business authorized or permitted under or by virtue of or pertaining to any concession or privilege which may have been or may be granted by any said fair or exposition in connection with such exposition, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of Labor may prescribe, both as to the admission and return of such person or persons. SEC. 4. That it shall be the duty of every Chinese laChinese in borer, other than a citizen, rightfully in, and entitled to sular territory. remain in, any of the insular territory of the United States (Hawaii excepted) at the time of the passage of this act, to obtain within one year thereafter a certificate of, residence in the insular territory wherein he resides, which certificate shall entitle him to residence therein, and upon failure to obtain such certificate as herein provided he shall be deported from such insular territory; Philippine and the Philippine Commission is authorized and represcribe regula- quired to make all regulations and provisions necessary for the enforcement of this section in the Philippine Islands, including the form and substance of the certificate of residence, so that the same shall clearly and sufficiently identify the holder thereof and enable officials to prevent fraud in the transfer of the same: Provided, time may be ex- however, That if said Philippine Commission shall find that it is impossible to complete the registration herein provided for within one year from the passage of this act, said commission is hereby authorized and empowered to extend the time for such registration for a further period not exceeding one year.

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SUBDIVISION 1. Citizens of insular territory other than Hawaii.-If Chinese persons of the exempt classes who are citizens of other insular territory of the United States than the Territory of Hawaii desire to go from such insular territory to the mainland or from one insular territory to another, they shall comply with the terms of section 6 of the act approved July 5, 1884. The certificate prescribed by said section shall be granted by officers designated for that purpose by the chief execu

1 For laws and rules applying to aliens in general (including Chinese), see immigration pamphlet. Neither the immigration nor the Chinese-exclusion rules are enforced in the Philippine Islands by officers of the Department of Labor, the act of Feb. 6, 1905 (33 Stat. L., 689-692), prescribing that the United States immigration laws shall be administered in said islands by the officers of the general government thereof.

tives of said insular territories, and the duties thereby imposed upon United States diplomatic and consular of ficers in foreign countries in relation to Chinese persons of the said classes shall be discharged by the officers in charge of the enforcement of the Chinese-exclusion acts at the ports, respectively, from which any members of such excepted classes intend to depart from any insular territory of the United States:1 Provided, however, That the privilege of transit shall be extended to all persons other than laborers, as provided in Rule 18.






SUBD. 3. Citizens and exempt residents of the Philippine Islands.-The Governor General of the Philippine Islands having, by executive order No. 38, of September 23, 1904, designated the collector of customs, Manila, to issue to Chinese citizens of those islands the certificate provided by section 6 of the act of July 5, 1884, and it being impracticable to require that such certificate shall be viséed, officers at ports of entry for Chinese will regard certificates issued to such Philippine citizens in the same manner as certificates issued by officials of foreign countries and viséed by American diplomatic or consular officers. Certificates issued by the Chinese consul general, Manila, to citizens of the Chinese Republic residing in the Philippines will be viséed by the collector of customs at Manila, and when so viséed will be accorded the usual consideration.

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Whereas the Department of Commerce and Labor of the United States has, under date of July 27, 1903, issued a certain rule to regulate the admission of Chinese persons from the Philippine Islands into the mainland territory of the United States and into the insular possessions of the United States other than the Philippine Islands, which said rule is as follows:

[Since the issuance of this order the rule mentioned has been amended; reference should therefore be had to Rule 11, p. 45.]


And whereas it is the desire of the government of the Philippine Islands to afford to such eligible Chinese persons, residents of these islands, as desire to depart out of the same for other parts or possessions of the United States, the privilege so to do and to give evidence of such permission and of the status of each person so permitted in the manner now required by law in the case of


1 Sec. 1, act of 1902-1904, p. 52.

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