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SEC. 2. That the President is hereby authorized in his ment created. discretion to create by Executive order, and name, a new executive department in the Philippine government, and to embrace therein such existing bureaus as he may designate in the order; and in his appointment of any commission member he shall specify in his message to the Senate the department, if any, of which the appointee shall be the secretary.

May 16, 1908. [S. 652.]

[Public, No. 118.]

pt. 1, p. 163.

CHAP. 171.-An Act To create the office of captain in the Philippine Scouts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa35 Stat tives of the United States of America in Congress assemPhilippine bled, That the office of captain in the Philippine Scouts Office of cap- is hereby created as a grade of rank in the military estabtain in, cre- lishment. Such captains shall be selected from officers of Provisional the grade of first lieutenants in said scouts, and shall be

Scouts.

ated.

appointments.

Term.

Proviso.

Maximum

number.

given provisional appointments for periods of four years each, and no such appointments shall be continued for a second or subsequent period unless the officers' conduct shall have been satisfactory in every respect: Provided, That the number of officers provisionally appointed under the terms of this Act shall not at any time exceed the number of companies of said native troops which may be formed by the President from time to time for service in the Philippine Islands.

May 28, 1908.

[H. R. 21875.]

CHAP. 214.—An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, [Public, No. nineteen hundred and nine, and for other purposes. 35 Stat. L.,

154.]

pt. 1, p. 430. Four Fili

pinos received

Provisos.
Pay, etc.

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The Secretary of War is hereby authorized to permit for instruction, not exceeding four Filipinos, to be designated, one for each class, by the Philippine Commission,1 to receive instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point: Provided, That the Filipinos undergoing instruction, as herein authorized, shall receive the same pay, allowances, and emoluments as are authorized by law for cadets at the Military Academy appointed from the United States, to be paid out of the same appropriations: To serve in And provided further, That said Filipinos undergoing instruction on graduation shall be eligible only to commissions in the Philippine Scouts. And the provisions of section thirteen hundred and twenty-one, Revised Statutes,2 are modified in the case of the Filipinos undergoing

Philippine
Scouts.

R. S., se c. 1321.

1 Act of Congress approved Aug. 11, 1916, provides that the designation shall be made by the Governor General. See p. 93.

2 Section 1321 of the Revised Statutes is as follows:

SEC. 1321. Each cadet shall sign articles, with the consent of his parents or guardian if he be a minor, and if any he have, by which he shall engage to serve eight years unless sooner discharged.

instruction, so as to require them to engage to serve for eight years, unless sooner discharged, in the Philippine Scouts.

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[No. 30.] Joint Resolution Relating to the assignment of space May 28, 1908. in the House Office Building. [H. J. R. 186.]

30.1

L.,

1, p. 578.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives [Pub. Res., No. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, pt.35, Stat.. That the assignment of rooms in the office building of the House Office House of Representatives, which shall hereafter be desig- Building. nated as the House Office Building, heretofore made by Assignment resolution or order of the House of Representatives, shall continue in force until modified or changed in accordance with the provisions of this resolution, and

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of rooms.

Resident Com

In the matter of the assignment of rooms under this Delegates and resolution, Delegates in Congress and the Commissioners missioners. from Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands shall be treated the same as Representatives.

CHAP. 101.-An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine.

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Feb. 9, 1909. [H. R. 26399.] [Public, No. 222.]

35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 614.

Islands.

nue taxes in,

That the internal-revenue taxes imposed by the Philip- Philippine pine government and collected under sections one hun-Collection, etc., dred and nine and one hundred and thirty-nine of Act of internal-reveNumbered Eleven hundred and eighty-nine of the Philip- ratified. pine Commission, and under Acts Numbered Fourteen hundred and sixty-one and Seventeen hundred and sixtyone of the Philippine Commission are hereby legalized and ratified, and the collection of all such taxes heretofore or hereafter is hereby legalized and ratified and confirmed as fully to all intents and purposes as if the same had by prior Act of Congress been specifically authorized and directed.

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CHAP. 317.-An Act To provide for the distribution of the Con- Mar. 4, 1909. gressional Record and public bills, documents, and so forth, to the [H. R. 24864.] governor-general of the Philippines Islands at Manila, Philippine [Public, No.

Islands.

346.] 35 Stat. L.,

lands.

Congressional

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. 1067. tives of the United States of America in Congress assem- Philippine Isbled, That the Public Printer is hereby authorized to fur- Copies of nish gratuitously to the governor-general of the Philip-Red, etc., pine Islands at Manila ten copies of the daily Congressional Record and three copies of all bills, resolutions, documents, and reports, as printed, and he is hereby directed to print, if necessary, the extra number required to comply with this Act.

for governorgeneral.

Printing extra numbers authorized.

Mar. 4, 1909. [H. R. 28192.]

[Public, No. 349.]

CHAP. 320.-An Act To amend the Acts respecting copyright. (Sec. 34 provides "That all actions, suits, or proceed35 Stat. L., ings arising under the copyright laws of the United pt. 1, p. 1075. States shall be originally cognizable by * * * the courts of first instance of the Philippine Islands.")

Mar. 4, 1909.
[S. 2982.]
[Public, No.
350.]

35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 1088.

Apr. 23, 1909.

and

CHAP. 321.-An Act To codify, revise, and amend the penal laws of the United States.

(This Act is applicable to the Philippine Islands.).

(No. 2). Joint Resolution Making appropriations for the pay[H. J. Res. 45.] ment of certain expenses incident to the first session of the Sixtyfirst Congress.

[Public Res. No. 2.]

36 Stat. L.,

pt. 1, p. 182.

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For stationery for Members of the House of Representatives, Delegates from Territories, and Resident Commissioners from Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands, at one hundred and twenty-five dollars each, forty-nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

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Aug. 5, 1909.

pt. 1, p. 130.

tariff of 1909.

imports after 60 days.

every

kind

CHAP. 8.-An Act To raise revenue for the Philippine Islands, [H. R. 9135.] and for other purposes. [Public No. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa36 Stat, L., tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after sixty days following the passage Philippine of this Act, except as otherwise specifically provided in Duties on this Act, there shall be levied, collected, and paid, upon all articles, goods, wares, or merchandise of and class entering the jurisdiction of the Philippine Islands, from any place or places, including the United States and its possessions, and in any manner whatsoever, either with intent to unlade therein, or which, after such entering, are consumed therein, or become incorporated into the general mass of property within said islands, the rates of import duty which are by this Act specifically provided.

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Note The Philippine Tariff Act of 1909 as amended by the United States Tariff Act of October 3, 1903, and laws of the Philippine Legislature to January 1, 1919, with index and repertory and appendix has been printed as a separate pamphlet and therefore the text has been omitted from this compilation.

RESOLUTION.

Apr. 9, 1910. [No. 19.] Joint Resolution Fixing the terms of court in the [S. J. Res. 38.] Philippine Islands.

25.]

[Pub. Res., No. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives 36 Stat. L., of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Philippine Is. That the supreme court of the Philippine Islands is authorized to hold such special term or terms in each year

pt. 1, p. 877.

lands.

Terms of su

at Baguio, in the Province of Benguet, or at any other preme court at suitable place in the Philippine Islands, as may be pro- Baguio, etc. vided by order of the court, and to make such orders with reference to the transfer of records and the issuing of process as shall be necessary to make the orders, decrees, and judgments entered by the court in such special term or terms effective.

CHAP. 191.-An Act For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded Paris greens, lead arsenates, and other insecticides, and also fungicides, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.

Apr. 26, 1910.
[S. 6131.]
[Public, No.
152.]
36 Stat. L.,

(This Act is known as "The Insecticide Act of 1910." pt. 1, p. 331. Section 12 provides "that the term 'Territory,' as used in this Act, shall include the District of Alaska and the insular possessions of the United States.")

CHAP. 291.-An Act Providing for the quadrennial election of June 14, 1910. [H. R. 25641.] members of the Philippine legislature and Resident Commissioners to the United States, and for other purposes.

(Superseded by Sec. 20, Act of Congress of Aug. 29, 1916; see

p. 42.)

[Public, No. 211.] 36 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 467. Philippine Islands.

serve four

years.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-Assembly to tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the present members of the Philippine assembly shall hold office until the fourth day of March, anno Domini nineteen hundred and twelve, and their successors shall be chosen by the people in the year nineteen hundred and eleven, and in every fourth year thereafter, and shall hold office for four years beginning on the fourth day of March next following their election. At its next regular session after the passage of this Act the Philippine legislature shall fix the date for the commencement of its annual sessions.

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Resident Commissioners.

Allowances,

Sec. 2. That hereafter the terms of Resident Commissioners to the United States shall be four years instead of To serve four two. The two to be chosen by the Philippine legislature years. at its next regular session, in pursuance of law, shall hold office for four years, and thereafter such elections shall be held quadrennially. Each of said Resident Commissioners shall, in addition to the salary and ex- etc. penses now allowed by law, be allowed the same sum for stationery and for the pay of necessary clerk hire as is now allowed to the Members of the House of Representatives of the United States, and the franking privilege Franking now enjoyed by Members of the House of Representatives. Sec. 3. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent here- laws repealed. with are hereby repealed, so far, and so far only, as they conflict with the provisions of this Act.

privilege.

[S. 5876.]

CHAP. 386.-An Act To establish postal savings depositories June 25, 1910. for depositing savings at interest with the security of the Government for repayment thereof, and for other purposes.

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[Public No. 268.] 36 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 814.

Payments of deposits under order of court.

June 25, 1910.

36 Stat.

L.,

SEC. 17. That the final judgment, order, or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction adjudicating any right or interest in the credit of any sums deposited by any person with a postal savings depository if the same shall not have been appealed from and the time for appeal has expired shall, upon submission to the Postmaster-General of a copy of the same, duly authenticated in the manner provided by the laws of the United States for the authentication of the records and judicial proceedings of the courts of any State or Territory or of any possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, when the same are proved or admitted within any other court within the United States, be accepted and pursued by the board of trustees as conclusive of the title, right, interest, or possession so adjudicated, and any payment of said sum in accordance with such order, judgment, or decree shall operate as a full and complete discharge of the United States from the claim or demand of any person or persons to the same.

CHAP. 395.-An Act To further regulate interstate and for[H. R. 12315.] eign commerce by prohibiting the transportation therein for im[Public, No. moral purposes of women and girls, and for other purposes. 277.] (This Act is known as the "White-Slave Traffic Act." pt. 1, p. 825. Section 7 provides "That the term 'Territory,' as used in this Act, shall include the District of Alaska, the insular possessions of the United States, and the Canal Zone.")

Feb. 15, 1911.

CHAP. 81.-An Act Providing for the quadrennial election of [H. R. 32004.] members of the Philippine Assembly and Resident Commissioners [Public, No. to the United States, and for other purposes.

376.]

36 Stat. L., (Superseded by Sec. 20, Act of Congress of Aug. 29, 1916; see pt. 1, p. 910. Philippine Is

lands.

Members of

elected for four years.

p. 42.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaAssembly to be tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the present members of the Philippine Assembly shall hold office until the sixteenth day of October, anno Domini nineteen hundred and twelve, and their successors shall be chosen by the people in the year nineteen hundred and twelve, and in every fourth year thereafter, and shall hold office for four years beginning on the sixteenth day of October next following their election. Regular ses- At its next regular session after the passage of this Act sions of legis- the Philippine Legislature shall fix the date for the commencement of its annual sessions.1 Resident SEC. 2. That the present Resident Commissioners shall Tenure of hold office until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualified. Their successors may be elected by the present Philippine Legislature, and if so elected shall hold office until March fourth, nineteen hundred and Term to be thirteen. At the regular session beginning in nineteen four years after hundred and twelve, and quadrennially thereafter, the

lature.

Commissioners.

present.

1912.

1 Date fixed as Oct. 16 (Act No. 2114 of Philippine Legislature).

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