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June 14, 1902.
Chinese persons departing out of a foreign country as nearly as may be: Now, therefore,
* * * The collector of customs for the Philippine Islands is hereby designated to grant such permission in the name of the government of the Philippine Islands to all such Chinese persons as shall have duly established to his satisfaction their eligibility under the law to enter the mainland territory of the United States or any other of its insular possessions.
This permission, and the prima facie establishment of the facts showing eligibility, shall be evidenced by a certificate signed and approved by him in analogy to the certificate required by section 6 of the act of Congres of July 5, 1884, and referred to in the rule above cited.
It is further ordered that in the case of Chinese persons coming from the other insular possessions of the United States to the Philippine Islands, bearing certificates issued in pursuance of the rule above mentioned, they shall be accorded at the ports of the Philippine Islands the same rights of entry as they would have did they come possessed of similar certificates issued by a foreign Government.
LUKE E. WRIGHT,
CHAP. 1088.-An Act To amend sections four thousand and seventy-six, four thousand and seventy-eight, and four thousand 32 Stats. L., and seventy-five of the Revised Statutes.
pt. 1, p. 386. Passports.
Issue, etc., in
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaposses- tives of the United States of America in Congress assemsec. bled, That section four thousand and seventy-five of the 785, Revised Statutes of the United States is hereby amended
4076, p. amended.
R. S., sec. 4078, p. amended.
by inserting after the phrase "consular officers of the United States" the following: "and by such chief or other executive officer of the insular possessions of the United States."
SEC. 2. That section four thousand and seventy-six of R. S., the Revised Statutes is hereby amended so as to read as 786, follows: "No passport shall be granted or issued to or verified for any other persons than those owing allegiance, whether citizens or not, to the United States." to SEC. 3. That section four thousand and seventy-eight persons not ow- is hereby amended so as to read: "If any person acting prohibited. or claiming to act in any office or capacity under the 786, United States, its possessions, or any of the States of the United States, who shall not be lawfully authorized so to do, shall grant, issue, or verify any passport or other instrument in the nature of a passport to or for any person whomsoever, or if any consular officer who shall be authorized to grant, issue, or verify passports shall knowingly and willfully grant, issue, or verify any such passport to or for any person not owing allegiance, whether Punishment for a citizen or not, to the United States, he shall be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both; and may be charged, proceeded against, tried, convicted, and dealt with therefor in the district where he may be arrested or in custody.
CHAP. 1355.-An Act For the further distribution of the reports of the Supreme Court, and for other purposes.
July 1, 1902. [Public,No.221.] 32 Stats. L., pt. 1, p. 630.
SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Interior shall likewise To circuit and distribute to each of the places where circuit and district district courts. courts of the United States are now holden, including the Indian Territory, islands of Hawaii and Porto Rico, to which they have not already been supplied under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and to the Naval Academy at Annapolis and to the Military Academy at West Point, one complete set of the Reports of the Supreme Court, including those already published and those hereafter to be published, or a reprint of the same, or such volumes as with those already furnished will make one complete set, the judges holding such courts to select the edition of such reports to be supplied for such courts; and he shall also distribute to the Secretary of War twelve complete sets for the use of the proper courts and offices of the Philippine Islands and of the headquarters of military departments in the United States, in his discretion, and to each and every place where a new circuit and district court may be hereafter established one complete set of said reports; and the clerks of said courts shall, in all cases, keep these reports for the use of the courts and the officers thereof: Provided, however, That no distribution of reports under. this section shall be made to any place where the court is not held in a building owned by the United States, or where there is no United States officer to whose responsible custody they can be committed.
CHAP. 1376.-An Act For the suppression of train robbery in the Territories of the United States and elsewhere, and for other purposes.
July 1, 1902. [Public, No.242.] 32 Stats. L., pt. 1, p. 727.
Train robberies in Territo⚫ries, etc. Punishment.
CHAP. 334.—An Act To promote the efficiency of the Philip- Jan. 30, 1903. pine constabulary, to establish the rank and pay of its commanding 37.] officers, and for other purposes.
32 Stats. L., pt. 1, p. 783.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assem- Philippine bled, That officers of the Army of the United States may constabulary. be detailed for service as chief and assistant chiefs, the Army officers said assistant chiefs not to exceed in number four, of the for. Philippine constabulary, and that during the continuance of such details the officer serving as chief shall have the rank, pay, and allowances of brigadier-general, and the officers serving as assistant chiefs shall have the rank,
and allowances of colonel: Provided, That the differPhilippine pay, treasury to ence between the pay and allowances of brigadier-general allowance, and colonel, as herein provided, and the pay and allowances of the officers so detailed in the grades from which they are detailed shall be paid out of the Philippine treasury.
Assistance of Philippine
SEC. 2. That any companies of Philippine scouts ordered to assist the Philippine constabulary in the maintenance of order in the Philippine Islands may be placed under the command of officers serving as chief or assistant chiefs of the Philippine constabulary, as herein proProviso. vided: Provided, That when the Philippine scouts shall commanding be ordered to assist the Philippine constabulary, said scouts shall not at any time be placed under the command of inspectors or other officers of the constabulary below the grade of assistant chief of constabulary.
Feb. 9, 1903. [Public No. 72.1
32 Stats. L., pt. 1, p. 806.
CHAP. 529.-An Act To provide for the removal of persons accused of crime to and from the Philippine Islands for trial.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asPhilippine Is-sembled, That the provisions of section ten hundred and Extradition fourteen of the Revised Statutes, so far as applicable, laws applied shall apply throughout the United States for the arrest R. S., sec. and removal therefrom to the Philippine Islands of any
1014, p. 189.
fugitive from justice charged with the commission of any crime or offense against the United States within the Philippine Islands, and shall apply within the Philippine Islands for the arrest and removal therefrom to the United States of any fugitive from justice charged with the commission of any crime or offense against the United States. Such fugitive may, by any judge or magistrate of the Philippine Islands, and agreeably to the usual mode of process against offenders therein, be arrested and imprisoned, or bailed, as the case may be, pending the issuance of a warrant for his removal to the United States, which warrant it shall be the duty of a judge of the court of first instance seasonably to issue, and of the officer or agent of the United States designated for the Authority of purpose to execute. Such officer or agent, when engaged in executing such warrant without the Philippine Islands, shall have all the powers of a marshal of the United States so far as such powers are requisite for the prisoner's safe-keeping and the execution of the warrant.
Authority to transfer criminals.
R. S., secs.
SEC. 2. That the provisions of sections fifty-two hundred and seventy-eight and fifty-two hundred and seven5278, 5279, pp. ty-nine of the Revised Statutes, so far as applicable, shall apply to the Philippine Islands, which, for the purposes of said sections, shall be deemed a Territory within the meaning thereof.
Note: See also page 68.
CHAP. 980.-An Act To establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage system in the Philippine Islands.
Mar. 2, 1903. [Public, No. 137.] 32 Stats. L.,
Unit of value
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. 952. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the unit of value in the Philippine Islands shall be the gold peso consisting of twelve and ninetenths grains of gold, nine-tenths fine, said gold peso coinage. to become the unit of value when the government of the to be the gold Philippine Islands shall have coined and ready for, or peso. in, circulation not less than five million of the silver pesos hereinafter provided for in this Act, and the gold coins of the United States at the rate of one dollar for two pesos hereinafter authorized to be coined shall be legal tender for all debts, public and private, in the Philippine Islands.
SEC. 2. That in addition to the coinage authorized for use in the Philippine Islands by the Act of July first, nineteen hundred and two, entitled "An Act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," the government of the Philippine Islands is authorized. authorized to coin to an amount not exceeding seventyfive million pesos, for use in said islands, a silver coin of the denomination of one peso and of the weight of four hundred and sixteen grains, and the standard of said silver coins shall be such that of one thousand parts, by weight, nine hundred shall be of pure metal and one hundred of alloy, and the alloy shall be of copper.
To be a le
SEC. 3. That the silver Philippine peso authorized by this Act shall be legal tender in the Philippine Islands gal tender. for all debts, public and private, unless otherwise specifically provided by contract: Provided, That debts con- Proviso. tracted prior to the thirty-first day of December, nine- debts prior to teen hundred and three, may be paid in the legal-tender December currency of said islands existing at the time of the making of said contracts, unless otherwise expressly provided by contract.
Subsidiary silver coins. Weight increased.
SEC. 4 (amends sec. 77, Act of July 1, 1902. See p. 29). SEC. 5. That the Philippine peso herein authorized and the subsidiary silver coins authorized by section To be coined seventy-seven of the Act of July first, nineteen hundred from bullion and two, as amended by the preceding section of this Act, shall be coined under the authority of the government of the Philippine Islands in such amounts as it may determine, with the approval of the Secretary of War of the United States, except as limited in section two of this Act, from silver bullion purchased by said government, with the approval of the Secretary of War of the United States: Provided, That said government may, in its discretion, in lieu of the purchase of bullion, recoin permitted. any of the silver coins now in or hereafter received by the treasury of the government of the Philippine Islands into
1 See p. 29.
the coins provided for in this Act or in the Act of July first, nineteen hundred and two, as herein amended, at such rate and under such regulations as it may prescribe; Legal tender and the subsidiary silver coins authorized by this Act and sidiary coins. by the Act of July first, nineteen hundred and two, shall be legal tender in said islands to the amount of ten dollars.
value of sub
SEC. 6. That the coinage authorized by this Act shall be subject to the conditions and limitations of the provisions of the Act of July first, nineteen hundred and two, entitled "An Act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," except as herein Maintenance otherwise provided; and the government of the Philiptween silver pine Islands may adopt such measures as it may deem and gold pesos. proper, not inconsistent with said Act of July first, nineteen hundred and two,1 to maintain the value of the silver Philippine peso at the rate of one gold peso, and in order to maintain such parity between said silver Philippine pesos and the gold pesos herein provided for, and for no Issue of tem- other purpose, may issue temporary certificates of indebtcates of in-edness, bearing interest at a rate not to exceed four per centum annually, payable at periods of three months or more, but not later than one year from the date of issue, which shall be in the denominations of twenty-five dollars, or fifty pesos, or some multiple of such sum, and Redemption. shall be redeemable in gold coin of the United States, or in lawful money of said islands, according to the terms Maximum of issue prescribed by the government of said islands; but the amount of such certificates outstanding at any one time shall not exceed ten million dollars, or twenty milExempt from lion pesos, and said certificates shall be exempt from the payment of all taxes or duties of the government of the Philippine Islands, or any local authority therein, or of the Government of the United States, as well as from taxation in any form by or under any State, municipal, or local authority in the United States or the Philippine Islands: Provided, That all the proceeds of said certifiUse of pro-cates shall be used exclusively for the maintenance of said parity, as herein provided, and for no other purpose, except that a sum not exceeding three million dollars at any one time may be used as a continuing credit for the purchase of silver bullion in execution of the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 7. That the Mexican silver dollar now in use in now in use the Philippine Islands and the silver coins heretofore isJanuary 1, sued by the Spanish Government for use in said islands shall be receivable for public dues at a rate to be fixed from time to time by the proclamation of the civil governor of said islands until such date, not earlier than the first day of January, nineteen hundred and four, as may be fixed by public proclamation of said civil governor,
1 See p. 29.