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[ Act No. 1074, March 03, 1904 ]

AN ACT APPROPRIATING SEVENTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, IN MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY HE NECESSARY, FROM THE CONGRESSIONAL RELIEF FUND, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF A WAGON ROAD FROM CALAMBA TO BAY BY WAY OF LOS BAÑOS, IN THE PROVINCE OF LA LAGUNA.

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

SECTION 1. The sum of seventeen thousand dollars, in money of the United  States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of so much of the three million dollar Congressional relief fund as remains unappropriated in the Insular, Treasury, for the purpose of constructing and repairing the Calamba Los Baños Bay wagon road, in the Province of La Laguna.

SEC. 2. The sum hereby appropriated, or as much thereof as may be necessary, shall be disbursed by the officer of the United States Army hereinafter designated as superintendent, or by a duly bonded official of the Government, to be designated by the Civil Governor. The disbursing officer shall pay all bills for labor and material upon the presentation of proper vouchers.

SEC. 3. The Civil Governor may direct the payment, either in money or in rice, of such parts of the expenses incurred for labor and material as in his discretion he may deem for the best interests of the inhabitants.

SEC. 4. The road herein provided for shall be constructed in accordance with the general instructions issued by the Consulting Engineer to the Commission, the Chief Quartermaster, Department of Luzon, to have general supervision of the road construction. An officer of the United States Army shall be appointed by the military authorities as superintendent. He shall have immediate charge of the work of construction; he shall appoint his civilian assistants, and determine their positions, subject to the approval of the Chief Quartermaster, Department of Luzon; he shall make in duplicate detailed monthly reports of the progress of the work, including a statement of expenditures made during the preceding month, and the purposes therefor, to the Chief Quartermaster, Department of Luzon, who shall forward the same to the Civil Governor.

SEC. 5. The employees provided for in section four of this Act shall not necessarily be subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Act and Acts amendatory thereof, but employees belonging to the classified service may be temporarily transferred to the work without losing their status in the classified service.

SEC. 6. The officer having immediate charge of the work herein provided for shall purchase the necessary tools, supplies, and material with the approval of the Chief Quartermaster, Department of Luzon He shall make purchases by contract, in the open market, through the Insular Purchasing Agent, or otherwise when, m his opinion, such purchases are necessary for the economical and speedy prosecution of the work. Upon the completion of the road construction herein provided for the tools and supplies remaining on hand, purchased under this Act shall he turned over to the Consulting Engineer to the Commission.

SEC. 7. The road constructed under this Act shall thereafter he kept in repair by the provincial supervisor of the Province of La Laguna, under the supervision and direction of the Consulting Engineer to the Commission, and the cost of such repairs shall be paid out of the treasury of the province.

SEC. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 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-six, nineteen  hundred.

SEC. 9. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, March 3, 1904.

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