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PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

ACTS OF CONGRESS
AND TREATIES

PERTAINING TO THE

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

In Force and Effect
July 1, 1919

COMPRISING

ORGANIC ACT—July 1, 1902, as amended or affected by subse-
quent legislation

AUTONOMY ACT-August 29, 1916

COINAGE ACTS-

MISCELLANEOUS ACTS PERTAINING TO THE PHILIP.
PINE ISLANDS

POLITICAL DIVISIONS AND SUBDIVISIONS

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND BUREAUS

SALARIES OF OFFICIALS

PUBLIC LANDS LAWS

Compiled in the

Bureau of Insular Affairs
War Department

WASHINGTON

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1920

July 29, 1920

From

United States Government

NOTE.

This compilation contains the text of the organic act of the Philippine Islands of July 1, 1902, as amended or affected by subsequent legislation, the autonomy act of August 29, 1916, the coinage act of March 2, 1903, as amended, and such other acts of Congress which relate specifically and only to the said islands.

While this compilation is intended especially to give in full the legislation enacted by Congress specifically for the Philippine Islands there are certain other general acts, which, though enacted primarily for the United States are by some section or provision therein also expressly extended to, made applicable to or put in force in the Philippine Islands, and the titles of such acts with the sections relating to the Philippine Islands and citations to the Statutes at Large are printed for purposes of ready reference.

The Appendix contains the treaties relative to the acquisition of the Philippine Islands, the instructions of the President of April 7, 1900, to the Philippine Commission, the currency laws enacted by the Philippine Legislature, the political grand divisions and subdivisions into which the Philippine Islands have been divided, the organization of the executive departments with salaries of the principal officials and employees of the government, the composition of the Senatorial and Representative district, and the Public Land Act enacted by the Philippine Legislature as approved November 29, 1919.

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CONTENTS.

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An Act Temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of
civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes (July
1, 1902, Public No. 235, chap. 1369, 32 Stat. L., p. 691). –.
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.
1916, Public No. 240, chap. 416, 39 Stat. L., p. 545).

An Act To increase the efficiency of the permanent military establishment

of the United States. Enlistment of Philippine natives. Feb. 2, 1901,

Public No. 30, chap. 192, 31 Stat. L., p. 748) –

An Act Making appropriation for the support of the Army for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and two.-Containing

Spooner amendment continuing temporary government.

Public No. 118, chap. 803, 31 Stat. L., p. 895).

Executive Order organizing civil government, June 21, 1901.

Organization of Executive Departments, July 1, 1901.

An Act For the acknowledgment of deeds and other instruments in the
Philippine Islands and Porto Rico affecting land situate in the District
of Columbia or any Territory of the United States. (Mar. 22, 1902,
Public No. 55, chap. 273, 32 Stat. L., p. 88).

An Act To facilitate the procurement of statistics of trade between the
United States and its noncontiguous territory. (Apr. 29, 1902, Public
No. 86, chap. 637, 32 Stat. L., p. 172).

An Act To prohibit the coming into and to regulate the residence within
the United States, its Territories, and all territory under its
jurisdiction, and the District of Columbia, of Chinese and persons of
Chinese descent. (Apr. 29, 1902, Public No. 90, chap. 641, 32 Stat. L.,
p. 176)__

Reenacting Chinese-exclusion laws; regulating coming of Chinese persons

from insular possessions; and providing for admission to participate in

expositions, as amended and reenacted by section 5 of the deficiency act

of April 27, 1904. (33 Stat. L., 394-428)

Rules governing the admission of Chinese_

Executive Order of the governor of the Philippine Islands relative to the

admission of Chinese__

An Act To amend sections four thousand and seventy-six, four thousand

and seventy-eight, and four-thousand and seventy-five of the Revised

Statutes. Issuance of passports in Insular Possessions, etc. (June 14,

1902, Public No. 158, chap. 1088, 32 Stat. L., p. 386)

An Act For the further distribution of the reports of the Supreme Court,

and for other purposes. (July 1, 1902, Public No. 221, chap. 1355, 32

Stat. L., p. 630).

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, chap. 1376, 32 Stat. L., p. 727)-

An Act To promote the efficiency of the Philippine constabulary, to es-
tablish the rank and pay of its commanding officers, and for other pur-
poses. (Jan. 30, 1903, Public No. 37, chap. 334, 32 Stat. L., p. 783).

An Act To provide for the removal of persons accused of crime to and

from the Philippine Islands for trial. (Feb. 9, 1903, Public No. 72,

chap. 529, 32 Stat. L., p. 806) --

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An Act To amend an Act approved March second, nineteen hundred and

three, entitled "An Act to establish a standard of value and to provide

for a coinage system in the Philippine Islands." (June 23, 1906, Public

No. 274, chap. 3521, 34 Stat. L., p. 453) –

An Act To amend an Act approved 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," and to amend an act approved March eighth, nineteen hun-

dred and two, entitled "An Act temporarily to provide revenue for the

Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," and to amend an Act ap-

proved March second, nineteen hundred and three, entitled "An Act to

establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage system in

the Philippine Islands," and to provide for the more efficient ad-

ministration of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for

other purposes. (Feb. 6, 1905, Public No. 43, chap. 453, 33 Stat. L., p.

689)

An Act To relieve obligors on bonds given to the United States upon the

exportation to the Philippine Islands prior to November twentieth,

nineteen hundred and one, of articles subject to internal-revnue tax.

(Apr. 28, 1904, Public No. 258, chap. 1826, 33 Stat. L., p. 574).

An Act To extend certain provisions of the Revised Statutes of the United

States to the Philippine Islands.-Extradition provisions extended to.

(Feb. 6, 1905, Public No. 44, chap. 454, 33 Stat. L., p. 698) --

An Act To amend the Act of February eighth, eighteen hundred and

ninety-seven, entitled "An Act to prevent the carrying of obscene litera-

ture and articles designed for indecent and immoral use from one State

or Territory into another State or Territory," so as to prevent the im-

portation and exportation of the same. (Feb. 8, 1905, Public No. 52,

chap. 550, 33 Stat. L., p. 705) --

An Act To authorize the registration of trade-marks used in commerce

with foreign nations or among the several States or with Indian Tribes,

and to protect the same. (Feb. 20, 1905, Public No. 84, chap. 592, 33

Stat. L., p. 724)_.

An Act To prevent the use of devices calculated to convey the impression

that the United States Government certifies to the quality of gold or

silver used in the arts. (Feb. 21, 1905, Public No. 86, chap. 720, 33

Stat. L., p. 732).

An Act Forbidding the importation, exportation, or carriage in interstate

commerce of falsely or spuriously stamped articles of merchandise

made of gold or silver or their alloys, and for other purposes. (Mar.

4, 1906, Public No. 226, chap. 3289, 34 Stat. L., p. 260) ––

An Act To increase the efficiency of the Bureau of Insular Affairs of

the War Department. (June 25, 1906, Public No. 280, chap. 3528,

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