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[ Act No. 1785, October 12, 1907 ]

AN ACT MAKING ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY EXPENSES OF THE INSULAR GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHT, AND FOR OTHER STATED PURPOSES.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be respectively necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in part compensation for the service of the Insular Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, and thereafter until expended, unless otherwise stated:
PHILIPPINE  COMMISSION

For expenditure under the provisions of Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and seventy-nine, including expenses of the compilation committee, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated October second, nineteen hundred and seven, thirty-eight thousand five hundred pesos.

EXECUTIVE  BUREAU.

For expenditure under the provisions of Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and seventy-nine, twenty thousand pesos.

The resolution of the Commission dated September twentieth, nineteen hundred and seven, authorizing the payment of additional compensation to employees detailed for duty at night conducting speed classes for stenographers for the Philippine Assembly, is hereby confirmed, the provisions of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

BUREAU   OF  HEALTH.

Whenever a district health officer is temporarily assigned to a district paying a salary less than that of the district to which he is regularly appointed he shall continue to receive during such temporary assignment the salary of his regular position, and the reimbursement shall be made as provided by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and eighty-seven.

BUREAU   OF  AGRICULTURE.

For continuing experiments in steam plowing and other mechanical methods of cultivation, ten thousand pesos.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND POLICE.

BUREAU  OF  CONSTABULARY.

The unexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated under this head is hereby made available for the payment of George H. Jones, contract surgeon, United States Army, for professional services rendered to members of the Constabulary, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated October seventh, nineteen hundred and seven, which is hereby confirmed; for payment to Frank B. Ingersoll, attorney at law, of expenses, not exceeding one hundred and sixty pesos, incurred in the preparation of brief, and of seven hundred and fifty pesos for professional services, in connection with the defense of five members of the Constabulary tried for murder in the Court of First Instance of Batangas in July, nineteen hundred and six ; and for payment to Lucio Lacson, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, which is hereby confirmed.

BUREAU   OF   PUBLIC   WORKS.

The unexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated under this head is hereby made available for the compensation of one accountant, class four; one clerk, class five; one clerk, class seven; one clerk, class nine; one clerk, Class B; one clerk, Class C, and one clerk, Class D.

For the painting and repair of the Manila custom-house, seven thousand five hundred pesos.

The resolution of the Commission of October twelfth, nineteen hundred and seven, authorizing the Director of Public Works to construct a road to the lop of "Mirador" hill under the conditions therein mentioned, is hereby confirmed.

BUREAU   OF   NAVIGATION.

For the acquisition of a suitable boat for the use of the provincial government of Mindoro under the provisions of law and regulations applicable to other vessels belonging to the Bureau of Navigation; and for the acquisition of a suitable boat for use of the lieutenant-governor of the Province of Samar, and for other official use in the discretion of the Governor-General: Provided, That until otherwise specifically provided by law the cost of maintaining and operating said vessel shall be considered a part of the authorized travel expenses of the lieutenant governor: And provided further, That when said vessel is not required by the lieutenant-governor of Samar it may be used by any officer provincial officer or officers for such time as may be approved by the Governor-General or as may be agreed upon by the provincial board and the lieutenant-governor, and the cost of operating said boat when in use by any other officer of the province shall be a charge against the provincial treasury and shall be payable to the appropriation for the Bureau of Navigation, such cost bearing the same proportion to the total annual cost of maintaining the vessel as the number of days that it is used by other officers of the province shall bear to the number of days that it is used by the lieutenant-governor : And provided further, That where the lieutenant-governor and one or more provincial officers use the vessel at the same time the cost of maintaining it shall he divided equally between the offices served and the Province of Samar; twenty-five thousand pesos.

DEPARTMENT OP FINANCE AND JUSTICE.

BUREAU   OF   INTERNAL   REVENUE.

The unexpended balance of any funds appropriated for the Bureau of Internal Revenue by Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and seventy-nine is hereby made available for increasing from three thousand to six thousand pesos the fund provided by said Act to be expended in the discretion of the Collector of Internal Revenue for the detection and punishment of violators of the Internal Revenue Law.

BUREAU   OF   THE   TREASURY.

The appropriation for contingent expenses for the Bureau of the Insular Treasury is hereby made available for the payment of additional compensation, upon the approval of the Governor-General, to such persons as shall be designated to make an examination of the books and accounts of the insular Treasurer and Insular Auditor, and an examination and count of the moneys in the hands of the Insular Treasurer; and to count and verify mutilated currency unfit for further circulation in the Treasury prior to the destruction thereof as required by law, the provisions of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding.

The Insular Auditor is hereby authorized and directed on the first of January, nineteen hundred and eight, to transfer the clerks now employed in his office on work connected with the bonding of Government officials and employees to the Bureau of the Insular Treasury, and to transfer so much of his appropriation for salaries and wages as will be necessary to pay the salaries of such clerks for the remainder of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eight to the appropriation for salaries and wages, Bureau of the Insular

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

BUREAU   OF   EDUCATION.

The provisions of Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and sixty in regard to the payment of honoraria to teachers assigned as special instructors at the annual vacation assembly are hereby repealed, and the resolution of the Commission of February fifth, nineteen hundred and seven, is hereby confirmed as of that date, and any funds heretofore appropriated for current expenses of the Bureau of Education are made available for the payment of services, as authorized by said resolution, the provisions of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding.

JUDICIARY.

The unexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated under this head is hereby made available for the payment of an additional deputy clerk of  the Supreme Court at four thousand pesos per annum, from October seventh, nineteen hundred and seven; and for the office of the reporter one clerk, class seven, and two clerks, class ten.

For the purpose of meeting the obligations of the Insular Government winch may be necessarily incurred on account of the judiciary, there is hereby appropriated such sums as may be required, not to exceed twenty-five thousand pesos, in addition to the funds appropriated by Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and seventy-nine, subject to approval by the Governor-General.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Fur expenses incident to the reception of the Secretary of War and the Philippine  as and the proper ceremonial opening of the Philippine Assembly, assembly provided by Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and seventy-nine, five thousand pesos.

For the necessary expenses of the Board of Rate Regulation, as contemplated by Act Numbered Seventeen hundred and seventy-nine including compensation of its secretary, subject to approval by the Governor-General, five thousand pesos.

For the relief and return to the Philippine Islands of shipwrecked destitute Filipino seamen, to be expended in the discretion of the Governor-General, two thousand pesos.

The payments made from municipal funds to Pascual Alvarez, vice-president, of the municipality of Noveleta, Cavite, for services as chief of police are hereby authorized and confirmed.

For the promotion of the business and industrial interests of the Philippine Islands, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated September twentieth, nineteen hundred and seven, to be upended in the discretion of the committee appointed pursuant to the same resolution, twenty-five thousand pesos.

For the payment to the Bureau of Navigation on account of the service of a Coast Guard cutter for the benefit of the Provinces of Leyte and Samar, one thousand pesos, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For expenditure for printing and postage by the Philippine Carnival Association, subject to approval by the Governor-General, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated October fourth, nineteen hundred and seven, ten thousand pesos.

For the payment of outstanding obligations for the settlement of unpaid claims against the Albay law-and-order funds on account.of expenditures incident Io the restoration of public order in the Province of Albay and adjacent territory during the year nineteen hundred and three, to be expended in the discretion of the Governor-General, two thousand pesos.

For the payment Io the .Bureau of Supply for supplies lost in the Cagayan River during a recent extraordinary flood while en route to the provincial government of Isabela and certain municipal governments in that province, in value not exceeding one thousand seven hundred pesos, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and the said, provincial and municipal governments are accordingly relieved from liability.

For payment of the salary of the lieutenant-governor of Samar authorized by Act Numbered Seventeen hundred and fifty-nine, and for other necessary official expenses which may be duly authorized in connection therewith : Provided, That the lieutenant-governor of the Province of Samar shall be allowed the per diem and travel expenses authorized for officers of the Province of Samar, and that his salary, per diem, and travel expenses shall be payable from Insular funds; twenty thousand pesos.

There is hereby created a permanent indefinite reimbursable appropriation, for the purpose of reimbursing any depositary fund in the Insular Treasury, in such amount or amounts as may be necessary to cover any payments of official checks drawn against such funds, when there arc no moneys in such funds to meet checks so drawn; but this appropriation shall not become effective unless the checks so drawn against any exhausted depositary fund shall have been paid by the Insular Treasurer, upon the written order of the Secretary of Finance and Justice: Provided, That such transfer of indebtedness shall in no wise affect the claim of the Government, or any Bureau or Office thereof, against the officer or agent deposit and deficit. Such official checks, or his sureties' All moneys recovered from the officer or agent of the Government, or his sureties, or both, shall be deposited to the credit of this fund, and any deficit remaining shall be charged to the appropriation or other funds of the Bureau or Office concerned.

The payments from municipal funds to Pedro Garcia Barrios of salary as municipal secretary and fees as justice of the peace of San Felipe Neri, Rizal, prior to the date of passage of this Act are hereby authorized and confirmed.

Total of appropriations for all purposes, one hundred and ninety-seven thousand seven hundred pesos.

SEC. 2. Expenditures of funds appropriated by this Act shall be classified in accordance with such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Auditor with the approval of the Governor-General.

SEC. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of tins appropriation bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, October 12, 1907.

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