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[ Act No. 1546, October 20, 1906 ]

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY EXPENSES OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF MANILA FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SEVEN.

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

SECT CON 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 municipal government of the city of Manila for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, and thereafter until expended, unless otherwise stated:
MUNICIPAL  BOARD.

Salaries and wages, Municipal Board: President,  at ten thousand pesos per annum, and three members, at nine thousand pesos per annum each.

Secretary's office :

Secretary, at six thousand five hundred pesos per annum; two employees, class six; three employees, class seven; one employee, class nine; one employee, Class C; one employee, Class E; two employees, Class J ; three messengers, at three hundred arid sixty pesos per annum each.

Disbursing office:

Disbursing officer, at five thousand five hundred pesos per annum; one employee, at three thousand nine hundred pesos per annum; one employee, class six; one employee, class eight; one employee, class A; one messenger, at three hundred  and  sixty pesos per annum: Provided, That  the  salary  of  the  employee  authorized  above at three thousand nine hundred pesos per annum shall be payable from funds appropriated for expenditure under the department of sewer and waterworks construction.

Advisory Board:

Authorized fees of twelve members, not to exceed six thousand; two hundred  and forty pesos;  secretary,  at   three thousand two hundred pesos per annum: Provided,  That   the secretary of the Advisory Board may be required to perform additional official duties  in the discretion of the president without extra compensation.

For hire of temporary employees from July first, nineteen hundred and six.

Total for salaries and wages, eighty-nine thousand pesos.

Contingent expenses. Municipal Board: For contingent expenses, including  repair   of   office   furniture   and   purchase   of   supplies; advertising; cablegrams; postage and telegrams: printing and binding; official transportation: music; maintenance of prisoners; care of injured and sick paupers: premiums on official bonds; refund of fines illegally imposed for violation of water ordinances; burial of pauper dead; decorations of public buildings and other necessary expenses incident to public celebrations: one hundred and fourteen thousand pesos.
In all, for the Municipal Board, two hundred and three thousand pesos.

LAW   DEPARTMENT.

Salaries and wages, law department:

Office of city attorney :

City attorney, at seven thousand pesos per annum; assistant city attorney, at four thousand pesos per annum: one clerk, class eight; one clerk, class ten; one clerk,  Class  A; one messenger, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum.

Office of sheriff:

Sheriff, at six thousand pesos per annum; one deputy, class eight; one deputy, class nine; one deputy, Class C; two deputies, Class H; two deputies, Class J ; two deputies, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum each; two clerks. Class II; two employees, Class J; one employee, at sixty-seven pesos and fifty centavos per month; one employee, at sixty pesos per month; six laborers, at of sheriff twenty pesos per mouth each: Provided, That the office of sheriff of the city of Manila, as now organized, lie discontinued upon December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and six  and thereafter the powers and duties of the office shall be assumed and performed ex officio by the clerk of the Court of First Instance for the city of Manila to whom shall he transferred on that date all funds, property, records, and unfinished business pertaining to said office of sheriff, and it is hereby made the duty of all members of the police department of the city of Manila to serve, within the police limits of the city of Manila, criminal process of the courts: And provided further, That the personnel of the office of sheriff of the city of Manila, beginning January first, nineteen hundred and seven, shall be as follows: One deputy, class nine: one deputy, Class D; one deputy, Class F; two deputies, Class H: one deputy, Class J; one clerk, Class H; for the hire of janitors and laborers, not to exceed nine hundred and sixty pesos for the six months ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven; and for additional compensation to the clerk of the Court of First Instance as ex officio sheriff of the city of Manila, at the rate of one thousand pesos per annum.

Municipal court:

Judge, at seven thousand pesos per annum; clerk of court, class eight; one interpreter, Class A; two deputy clerks, Class D; one messenger, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum.

Office of register of deeds:

Register of deeds, at four thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, Class D; two clerks, Class G; two clerks, Class H; two clerks, Class . L; one messenger, at three hundred pesos per annum.

Justice of the peace courts:

Two justices of the peace, at two thousand pesos per annum each;  two clerks, Class J ; two clerks, at two hundred and forty pesos per substituted, annum each: Provided, That the existing offices of justice of the peace for the city of Manila are hereby abolished and said courts shall cease and determine upon the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and six, and there is hereby created to begin on January first, nineteen hundred and seven, one court of justice of the peace fur the city of Manila having the same jurisdiction and powers  now  possessed by said courts.    The justice  of such  new  court shall be appointed by the Governor-General, with the advice and consent of the Philippine Commission, and shall hold office at his pleasure.    The records and documents of said courts shall be delivered into the custody of the new justice, and cases pending on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and six, before the courts abolished shall be transferred by virtue of this Act to the new court on January first, nineteen hundred and seven, and  thereafter the new court .shall exercise the same jurisdiction over said cases as would the original justice of the peace courts had they not been abolished: And provided further. That the personnel of the justice of the peace court, beginning January first, nineteen hundred and seven, shall be as follows: Justice of the peace, at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum; one clerk, at seven hundred and twenty pesos per annum; one clerk, at three hundred pesos per annum.

For the hire of temporary employees.

Total for salaries and wages, seventy thousand pesos.

Contingent expenses, law department: For contingent expenses, including purchase of office supplies and repair of furniture; advertising: cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding:   official   transportation;   interpreters,   registers,   translators,   and other authorized fees; revenue stamps; court fees in proceedings conducted in the names of private parties to enable the city to purchase laud  for public use in cases where the owners of such land have not sufficient  means to  pay fees;  and  incidental   expenses; nine thousand and twenty-live pesos.

Salaries and expenses, office of the prosecuting attorney: Prosecuting attorney,  at eight thousand pesos per annum; first assistant prosecuting attorney, at   live thousand  pesos per annum; second assistant prosecuting attorney, at four thousand pesos per annum;  third assistant prosecuting attorney, at three thousand six hundred pesos per annum : one clerk, class seven; one clerk, class eight; one clerk, class nine; one clerk, class ten; one clerk, Class B; one clerk, Class F; one messenger, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum: and for hire of temporary employees; thirty thousand pesos.

Contingent expenses, office of the prosecuting attorney: For contingent expenses, including repair of office furniture and purchase of supplies: cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; official transportation; court costs in criminal cases in Court of First Instance; for the expenses of indigent witnesses, and for securing testimony and the presence in Manila of such witnesses in criminal cases from the provinces; and incidental expenses; seven thousand nine hundred and seventy-five pesos.

In all for the law department, one hundred and seventeen thousand pesos.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Salaries and wages, fire department: Chief, at six thousand pesos per annum; city electrician, at four thousand live hundred pesos per annum; deputy chief, at three thousand six hundred pesos per annum; chief engineer, at three thousand pesos per annum; one mechanic, at two thousand one hundred and sixty pesos per annum; two linemen, at two thousand six hundred pesos per annum each; four linemen, Class H; eight captains, at two thousand eight hundred pesos per annum each; thirteen lieutenants, at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum each; five engineers, first class, twelve thousand nine hundred and thirty-four pesos: Provided, That the pay of engineers, first class, shall be at the rate of two* thousand four hundred pesos per annum each for the first year of service, and may be at the rate of two thousand six hundred pesos per annum each for the second and succeeding years; nine engineers, second class, ten thousand one hundred and eighty pesos: Provided, That the pay of engineers, second class, shall be at the rate of nine hundred and sixty pesos per annum each for the first year of service, and may be at the rate of one thousand two hundred pesos per annum each for the second and succeeding years; forty-five firemen, first class, ninety-one thousand eight hundred and twenty pesos: Provided, That the pay of firemen, first class, shall be at the rate of one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum each for the first year of service, and may be at the rate of two thousand pesos per annum each for the second year, two thousand one hundred and sixty pesos per annum each for the third year, and two thousand two hundred and eighty pesos per annum each for the fourth and succeeding years; fifty firemen, second class, thirty-four thousand three hundred and sixty pesos: Provided. That the pay of firemen, second class, shall be at the rate ol' four hundred and eighty pesos per annum each for the first year of service, and may be at the rate of six hundred pesos per annum each for the second year, six hundred and sixty pesos per annum each for the third year, and seven hundred and twenty pesos per annum each for the fourth and  succeeding years: And provided further, That in computing the service of firemen, credit for previous service in the police department, city of Manila, may be allowed to employees transferred to the fire department; chief clerk, at three thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, class eight; and for hire of temporary employees; two hundred and thirty-six thousand pesos.

Contingent expanses, fire department: For contingent expenses, including repair of office furniture and the purchase and repair of station apparatus, furniture and supplies; advertising; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; official transportation; purchase of horses, harness, hose, parts for apparatus and small equipment; electrical apparatus, supplies and tools, including those necessary for maintenance of alarm system : forage; horseshoeing; fuel; and incidental expenses; fifty-four thousand pesos.

In all, for the fire department, two hundred and ninety thousand pesos.

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE.

Salaries and wages, department of police: Chief, at seven thousand pesos per annum; assistant chief, at five thousand pesos per annum; six captains, at four thousand pesos per annum each.

Office force :

One clerk, class six: one clerk, class seven; one clerk, at three thousand pesos per annum; two clerks, class eight; two clerks, class nine: three clerks. Class A: one clerk. Class E; one clerk, Class F; three messengers, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each.

Secret service force :

One chief of secret service, at six thousand pesos per annum; two detectives, at four thousand pesos per annum each; one detective, at three thousand two hundred pesos per annum; one detective, at three; thousand pesos per annum ; one detective, at two thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; five detectives, at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum each; two detectives, at two thousand pesos per annum each; one detective, at one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; three detectives, at one thousand two hundred pesos per annum each; three detectives, at nine hundred and sixty pesos per annum each; six detectives, at four hundred and eighty pesos per annum each.

First-class police:

Thirty-two sergeants, at two  thousand six hundred pesos per annum each : one hundred and sixty-eight patrolmen, not to exceed three hundred and fifty-two thousand eight hundred pesos: Provided, That the pay of patrolmen, first class, shall he at the rate of one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum each for the first year of service, two thousand pesos per annum each for the second year, two thousand one hundred and sixty pesos per annum each for the third year, and two thousand two hundred and eighty pesos per annum each for the fourth and succeeding years.

Second and third-class police:

Sixteen sergeants, at one thousand two hundred pesos per annum each: two hundred and eighty-four patrolmen, not to exceed one hundred and seventy thousand four hundred, pesos: Provided, That the pay of patrolmen, second class, shall be at the rate of six hundred pesos per annum each for the first year of service, seven hundred and fifty pesos per annum each for the second year, eight hundred and twenty-four pesos per annum each for the third year, and nine hundred pesos per annum each for the fourth and succeeding years: And provided further, That the pay of patrolmen, third class, shall he at the rate of four hundred and eighty pesos per annum each for the first year of service, six hundred pesos per each for the second year, six hundred and sixty pesos per each for the third year, and seven hundred and twenty pesos per annum each for the fourth and succeeding years.

Miscellaneous :

For the hire of labor at the public pound, not to exceed one thousand and eighty pesos; for maintenance of alarm system: and for hire of temporary employees.

Total for salaries and wages, seven hundred and ninety-five thousand five hundred pesos.

Contingent expenses, department of police: For contingent expenses, including the repair of office and station furniture and purchase of supplies; advertising;  cablegrams,  postage and telegrams; printing and binding; official transportation; alarm system apparatus and supplies; care and subsistence of prisoners confined in police stations; subsistence of animals in public pound; rents for buildings; fund to be used, subject to the  provisions of Act Numbered Eight hundred and four, in securing information, photographs of criminals, subsistence,  vehicle hire and  traveling expenses of detectives, decoys and prisoners working outside the limits of the city of Manila; for the purchase of materials for uniforms;  and incidental expenses: fortv-two thousand pesos: Provided, That uniforms materials for uniforms may be sold at cost price to members of the uniformed force for their personal use receipts from such sales to be deposited to the credit of ibis appropriation and to be available for expenditure in accordance with its provisions, and in addition thereto.

In all, for the department of police, eight hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred pesos.

DEPARTMENT OF CITY SCHOOLS.

Salaries and wages, department of city schools:

Office force:

One clerk, class six ; one clerk, Class D.

Day-school teachers:

Five teachers Class C ; four teachers, at one thousand three hundred and twenty pesos per annum each : five teachers Class D; nine teachers, Class E; twenty-four teachers. Class F; fifty-six teachers, Class G; fifty-three teachers.  Class   H: thirty  teachers,  Class I, seventy-five teachers, Class J.  from  October third, nineteen hundred and six.

Night-school teachers:

Seven principals at four pesos per night   each :  and  forty-five teachers, at three pesos per night each not. to exceed an aggregate of twenty-three thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven pesos.

Miscellaneous:

For the hire of janitors and other necessary laborers, not to exceed nine thousand three hundred and forty pesos: and for hire of temporary employees.

Total for salaries and wages, two hundred and twenty-three thousand pesos.

Contingent expenses, department of city schools; For contingent expenses, including the purchase and repair of office and school furniture and supplies; advertising: cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding: official transportation; supplies for instruction in domestic science and manual trades; rent of buildings: janitors' supplies; and incidental expenses; sixty-nine thousand pesos.

In all, for the department of city schools two hundred and ninety-two thousand pesos.

DEPARTMENT  OF   ASSESSMENTS  AND   COLLECTIONS.

Salaries and wages, department of assessments and collections:' For reimbursement to the Insular Government on account of expenses incident and necessary to the collection of city taxes by the Bureau of Internal Revenue during the twelve months ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven: eighty-two thousand pesos.

Contingent expenses, department of assessments and collections: For reimbursement to the Insular Government on account of expenses incident and necessary to the collection of city taxes by the Bureau of  Internal  Revenue  during the  twelve   months  ending June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred   and  seven; eighteen thousand

Tax refunds, department of assessments and collections: For refund of taxes and licenses, or parts thereof, erroneously collected, the refund of which has boon or may be duly authorized in accordance with law seven thousand five hundred pesos: Provided, That refunds made in pursuance of this appropriation shall be charged in whole to the city of Manila.

In all.  for the department of assessments and collections, one hundred and seven thousand five hundred pesos.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS.

Salaries and wages, department of engineering and public works:

General office:

City engineer, at nine thousand pesos per annum: first assistant city engineer, at five thousand pesos per annum: superintendent of buildings  and illumination, at five thousand pesos per annum: two second assistant city engineers, at three thousand six hundred pesos per annum each: chief clerk, class five: property cleric, class six; one clerk, class seven: one clerk. Class C; one clerk. Class D: one inspector of plumbing, class six: one inspector of buildings, class seven : one mechanic, class nine; one building inspector, class nine; one building inspector, class ten: one building inspector. Class C; one building inspector Class C: one clerk, Class C; one clerk, Class G: two clerks. Class I: and for hire of temporary building inspectors, telephone apparatus, mechanics and other labor as may be necessary for the maintenance and repair of public buildings.

Water supply and sewers:

Superintendent, at five thousand pesos per annum ; inspector of boilers and machinerv. class six: assistant engineer, class eight; chief inspector, class nine: chief engineer at pumping station, Class B: two foremen, class nine: one foreman, class ten: one assistant engineer at pumping station, at one thousand five hundred and sixty. pesos per annum: one foreman, water supply shops Class C; six meter inspectors. Class D: one clerk. Class D: one junior draftsman, Class H: one clerk. Class I: one clerk Class J; and for hire of assistant engineers at pumping station, foremen, mechanics, and other labor as may be necessary.

Drafting and surveys:

Assistant engineer, class seven: surveyor, at three thousand pesos per annum : transitman class nine; two junior draftsmen, Class G : one junior draftsman Class H: one junior draftsman, Class I; and for hire of axmen, chainmen, rodmen, and other labor as may be necessary.

Street construction and bridges:

Superintendent, at five thousand pesos per annum; two inspectors, class eight: two inspectors, class nine; one foreman, class nine: one launch master, class nine, until December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and six; one clerk, class ten; one clerk, Class C; one cleric. Class I: and for hire of foremen, launch officers and crews, mechanics, divers, and other labor as may be necessary; and for subsistence allowance of launch crews, at twenty centavos per diem each employee when necessary.

City repair shops:

One superintendent and property clerk, class six; one clerk, class eight; one foreman, class eight; three mechanics, class nine; one clerk, class nine; two mechanics, class ten; one warehouse foreman

Class B; one clerk, Class C; and for hire of mechanics and other labor as may be necessary: Provided, That the positions authorize under the foregoing head, "city repair shops," shall be discontinued on or before December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and six.

Total for salaries and wages, four hundred and four thousand pesos.

Contingent expenses, department of engineering and public works: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of office supplies and repair of office furniture; advertising; cablegrams, postage and telegrams; printing and binding; official transportation ; purchase of tools and miscellaneous supplies; repairs, to bridges and operation of Binondo Lift Bridge: purchase and supply of materials for the maintenance of streets and roads; purchase of coal, oil, and waste; repairs to pumping machinery and boilers, repair of Santolan road and transportation of supplies to pumping station; cleaning and repair of drains and sewers; repairs to launches and equipment: repair and maintenance of public buildings; electrical service for parks, public buildings, and streets, including telephone service and purchase of minor electrical supplies; rents; janitors supplies: purchase of pitch for use in street repairs: Provided, That no surcharge shall lie made by the Bureau of Supply for its intervention in such purchase; and incidental expenses; four hundred and four thousand live hundred pesos, Provided, That broken stone for street construction and repair shall be obtained from the city's quarry or by purchase, as may be more economical.

In all, for the department of engineering and public works, five hundred and forty-four thousand pesos: Provided. That the proceeds of all receipts by or on account of the department of engineering and public works, beginning as of date July first, nineteen hundred and six, shall be deposited to the credit of this appropriation and be available for expenditure in addition to the amounts hereinbefore  appropriated:  Provided  further.  That  the  total expenditures on account of the department of engineering and public works during the fiscal year shall not exceed the sum of eight hundred and eight thousand five hundred pesos except with the approval of the Philippine Commission first had.

DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION AND TRANSPORTATION

Salaries and. wages, department of sanitation and transportation: Chief, at five thousand five hundred pesos per annum, with quarters in kind; one assistant chief, class six; one superintendent of sanitation, class seven, with quarters in kind; one veterinary surgeon, class seven, with quarters in kind: one superintendent of transportation, class eight, with quarters in kind ; one clerk, class nine; one superintendent of cemeteries, class nine, with quarters in kind; one superintendent of parks, class nine; two stable foremen, class nine, with quarters in kind ; one clerk, class-A: one clerk, Class C; one clerk, Class D; four clerks, Class G; two clerks.

Market and street cleaning:

For hire of one foreman, at not to exceed seven pesos per diem; additional foremen and  labor as may be necessary; one master,, steam barge Pluto, at not to exceed seven pesos per diem, with  allowance of one peso per diem for subsistence: one chief engineer, steam barge Pluto, at not to exceed seven pesos per diem, with  allowance  of  one peso per  diem  for  subsistence;   one  assistant engineer, steam barge Pluto, at not to exceed  three pesos and twenty-five centavos per diem, with allowance of thirty centavos  diem for subsistence; and necessary petty officers and crew, including subsistence allowance of thirty centavos per diem each, may be necessary.

Maintenance of parks :

For hire of foremen, mechanics, and labor, as may be necessary.

Maintenance of cemeteries:

For hire of one foreman, at not to exceed two pesos and fifty centavos per diem, and labor as may be necessary.

Land transportation:

For hire of one foreman, at not to exceed seven pesos per diem; additional foremen, mechanics, mechanic helpers, teamsters, watchmen, drivers, and labor, as may be necessary.

For hire of temporary employees.

Total for salaries and wages, five hundred thousand pesos.

Contingent expenses, department of sanitation and transportation: For contingent expenses, including the purchase and repair of office furniture and supplies; advertising; cablegrams; postage. and telegrams: printing and binding; purchase of animals, vehicles, harness, pails, and other apparatus necessary to maintain equipment: purchase of hose, tools, and miscellaneous small equipment; purchase of gravel, pipe, sand, stone, and like materials; purchase of disinfectants, steam barge supplies, brooms, paint, and miscellaneous supplies; purchase of forage: purchase of fuel; repairs to bancas, barges, crematories, vehicles, and miscellaneous equipment; rents: for subsistence of animals in public pound; and incidental expenses; two hundred and seventy thousand pesos.

In all, for the department of sanitation and transportation, five hundred and ninety-five thousand pesos: Provided, That the proceeds of all receipts by or on account of the department of sanitation and transportation, beginning as of date July first, nineteen hundred and six, shall be deposited to the credit of this appropriation and be available for expenditure in addition to the amounts hereinbefore appropriated: Provided further, That the total expenditures on account of the department of sanitation and transportation during the fiscal year shall not exceed the sum of seven hundred and seventy thousand pesos except with the approval of the Philippine Commission first had.

PUBLIC WORKS.

For the straightening and widening of streets as may be neccessarv to  meet obligations heretofore incurred,  forty-one thousand one hundred and  forty-eight pesos and eighty centavos: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be available for expenditure for any other purpose than for the payment of amounts due prior to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, as set forth in communications from the Municipal Board, dated October twelfth and eighteenth, nineteen hundred and six, submitting a statement of all obligations, not vet fully settled, incurred on account of the widening and extension of streets.

For the erection of permanent street monuments, one thousand pesos.

In  all for public  works, forty-two thousand one hundred and forty-eight pesos and eighty centavos.

Total of appropriations  for all  purposes, three million twenty-eight thousand one hundred and  forty-eight pesos and eighty centavos : Provided, That with the approval of the Secretary of Finance and Justice, the Municipal Board may direct the Auditor to transfer funds from the appropriation for salaries and  wages to that for  contingent expenses, and vice versa, within any department when the public service so demands.
SEC. 2. In all cases in which provision for a position or employment heretofore provided by law is not made by this Act, such position or employment is hereby authorized from July first, nineteen hundred and six, until not later than fifteen days after the passage of this Act, and any funds appropriated for salaries and wages for the department or office to which the position or employment pertains are hereby made available for payment of the services rendered.

SEC. 3. Upon the approval of the Municipal Hoard first had, a vacancy in a position of any class may he filled by the appointment   of one person or more of a lower class: Provided, That the aggregate of salaries paid is not greater than the salary authorized by law for that position.

SEC. 4. All positions and employments authorized by this Act, the compensations of which are not stated at a per annum rate, shall be in the unclassified service, and no privileges provided by Act Numbered One thousand and  forty shall  accrue to appointees to such positions: Provided, That all appointments and separations above the grade of semiskilled laborer under the provisions of this section shall be reported to the Bureau of Civil Service by the proper chief of department or office in case of discharge, stating reasons therefor: And provided further, That unless otherwise authorized by law, no payment shall be made for overtime work.

SEC. 5. The Secretary of Finance and Justice may in his discretion, commute accrued leave of absence to persons entitled thereto, and authorize payment of the amount so accrued in a gross sum from the appropriation from which their salaries should properly be paid.

SEC. 6. The appropriations hereinbefore made for each department or office shall be available for payment of authorized commutations of accrued leave of absence of the officers and employees thereof, and for payment of such expenses as may accrue to such departments and offices by reason of the operations of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and nine.

SEC. 7. Unclassified employees of the municipal government, including laborers, who are injured in clear line of duty, may, in the discretion of the Municipal Board and with the approval of the Secretary of Finance and Justice, continue to receive their regular, compensation during the period of disability, not exceeding ninety-days: Provided, That the Secretary of Finance and Justice may, in his discretion, authorize payment of medical attendance, necessary transportation, and hospital fees for officers and employees injured in clear line of duty, but such payment shall not be made from the appropriation for "general purposes" when the department or office concerned has an available appropriation for contingent expenses or public works, as the case may be from which such payment can be made, nor shall the provisions of this section be construed to cover sickness as distinguished from physical wounds.

SEC. 8. All balances remaining unexpended when any public works or permanent improvements' appropriated for by this Act are completed and accounts settled shall be returned at once to the Treasury of the Philippine Islands and shall not thereafter be available for withdrawal or disbursement under this Act.

SEC. 9. The provisions of the first paragraph of section three of Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, providing the manner in which withdrawals of moneys appropriated in said  Act shall be made, arc hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of money appropriated under this Act.

SEC 10. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 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. 11. This Act .shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, October 20, 1906.

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