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may be described as mining recorder shall certify the proceedings and judgment roll to the secretary of the interior for the Philippine Islands, as in the preceding case, and patents shall issue to the several parties according to their respective rights. If, in any action brought pursuant to this section, title to the ground in controversy shall not be established by either party, the court shall so find, and judgment shall be entered accordingly. In such case costs shall not be allowed to either party, and the claimant shall not proceed in the office of the provincial secretary or such other officer as by the government of said islands may be described as mining recorder or be

entitled to a patent for the ground in controversy until he Alienation of shall have perfected his title. Nothing herein contained title.

shall be construed to prevent the alienation of a title conveyed by a patent for a mining claim to any person what

ever.” Coal-land en- “ SEC. 53. That every person above the age of twenty

one years who is a citizen of the United States or of the Philippine Islands, or who has acquired the right of a native of said islands under and by virtue of the treaty of Paris, or any association of persons severally qualified as above, shall, upon application to the proper provincial treasurer, have the right to enter any quality of vacant coal lands of said islands, not otherwise appropriated or reserved by competent authority, not exceeding sixty-four hectares to such individual person, or one hundred and twenty-eight hectares to such association upon payment

to the provincial treasurer or the collector of internal Minim u m revenue, as the case may be, of not less than fifty pesos per price.

hectare for such lands, where the same shall be situated more than twenty-five kilometers from any completed railroad or available harbor or navigable stream, and not less than one hundred pesos per hectare for such lands as shall be within twenty-five kilometers of such road, harbor, or stream: Provided, That such entries shall be taken in squares of sixteen or sixty-four hectares, in conformity with the rules and regulations governing the public-land

surveys of the said islands in plotting legal subdivisions." Saline lands. “SEC. 58. That whenever it shall be made to appear

to the secretary of any province or the commander of any
military department in the Philippine Islands that any •
lands within the province are saline in character, it shall
be the duty of said provincial secretary or commander,
under the regulations of the government of the Philippine
Islands, to take testimony in reference to such lands, to

ascertain their true character, and to report the same to Auction sales. the secretary of the interior for the Philippine Islands;

and if upon such testimony the secretary of the interior shall find that such lands are saline and incapable of being purchased under any of the laws relative to the public domain, then and in such case said lands shall be offered for sale at the office of the provincial secretary, or

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such other officer as by the said government may be described as mining recorder of the province or department in which the same shall be situated, as the case may be, under such regulations as may be prescribed by said government and sold to the highest bidder for cash at a price of not less than six pesos per hectare; and in case such Private sale. lands fail to sell when so offered, then the same shall be subject to private sale at such office, for cash, at a price not less than six pesos per hectare, in same manner as other lands in the said islands are sold. All executive Proclamation proclamations relating to the sales of public saline lands shall be published in only two newspapers, one printed in the English language and one in the Spanish language, at Manila, which shall be designated by said secretary of the interior.”

Sec. 10. That section eight of an Act of Congress ap- Silver certifiproved 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," is hereby amended by striking out the word “ten” in said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words“ five hundred,” so that said section when amended shall read as follows:

“ SEC. 8. That the treasurer of the Philippine Islands, Increase in is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to receive deposits of the standard silver coins of one peso authorized by this Act to be coined, at the treasury of the government of said islands or any of its branches, in sums of not less than twenty pesos, and to issue silver certificates therefor in denominations of not less than two pesos nor more than five hundred pesos, and coin so deposited shall be retained in the treasury and held for the payment of such certificates on demand, and used for no other purpose. Such certificates shall be receivable for customs, taxes, and for all public dues in the Philippine Islands, and when so received may be reissued, and when held by any banking association in said islands may be counted as a part of its lawful reserve.” Sec. 11. That the government of the Philippine Is- Tennage tax

on foreign veslands is hereby authorized to modify, suspend, or repeal sels. the provisions respecting tonnage dues set forth in sec-ify, etc.; tions fourteen and fifteen of an Act entitled “An Act to granted. revise and amend the tariff laws of the Philippine Archipelago," enacted by the Philippine Commission on the seventeenth day of September, nineteen hundred and one, and confirmed by an Act of Congress approved March eighth, nineteen hundred and two, entitled “An Act temporarily to provide revenue for the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes."

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Sec. 12. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

· Note.—[PUBLIC—No. 274.] 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."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, with the approval of the President of the United States, the government of the Philippine Islands is hereby authorized, whenever in its opinion such action is desirable, in order to carry out the provisions of section six of the 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," to change the weight and fineness of the silver coins authorized by said Act, and may in its discretion provide a weight and fineness proportionately less for subsidiary coins than for the standard Philippine pesos, and may also in its discretion recoin any of the existing coins of the Philippine Islands at the new weight and fineness when such coins are received into the Treasury or into the gold standard fund of the Philippine Islands: Provided, That the weight and fineness of the silver peso to be coined in accordance with the provisions of this section shall not be reduced below seven hundred parts of pure silver to three hundred of alloy.

SEC. 2. That section eight of an Act of Congress 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," as amended by section ten of an Act approved February sixth, nineteen hundred and five, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

“ SEC. 8. That the treasurer of the Philippine Islands is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to receive at the treasury of the government of the said islands or any of its branches deposits of the standard silver coins of one peso authorized by this Act to be coined, in sums of not less than twenty pesos, Philippine currency, and to issue certificates therefor in denominations of not less than two pesos nor more than five hundred pesos, and coin so deposited shall be retained in the treasury and held for the payment of such certificates on demand, and used for no other purpose. Such certificates shall be receivable for customs, taxes, and for all public dues in the Philippine Islands, and when so received may be reissued, and when held by any banking association in said islands may be counted as a part of its lawful reserve: Provided, That the treasurer of the Philippine Islands, with the approval of the governor-general, may substitute for any part of such silver pesos hereafter deposited, gold coin of the United States legally equivalent in value, and redeem the certificates hereafter issued in either silver pesos or such gold coin of equivalent value at the option of the Treasurer: Provided further, That the amount of gold coin held in such reserve shall not at any time exceed sixty per centum of the total amount of certificates outstanding."

Approved, June 23, 1906.

Feb. 6. 1905. CHAP. 454.–An Act To extend certain provisions of the Re[H. R. 17616.] vised Statutes of the United States to the Philippine Islands. [Public, No.

44.) 4. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 33 Stat. L., fu ... of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That

nited States pt. 1, p. 698.

Philippine Is. the provisions of sections fifty-two hundred and seventy, lands.itis, fifty-two hundred and seventy-one, fifty-two hundred provisions ex- and seventy-two, fifty-two hundred and seventy-three, tended to

fifty-two hundred and seventy-four, fifty-two hundred

and seventy-five, fifty-two hundred and seventy-six, and fifty-two hundred and seventy-seven of the Revised Statutes (as amended by the Act approved August third, eighteen hundred and eighty-two), so far as applicable, shall apply to the Philippine Islands for the arrest and removal therefrom of any fugitives from justice charged with the commission within the jurisdiction of any foreign government of any of the crimes, provided for by treaty between the United States and such foreign nation, and for the delivery by a foreign government of any person acused of crime committed within the jurisdiction of the Philippine Islands. Such fugitive from justice of Arrest. a foreign country may, upon warrant duly issued by any judge or magistrate of the Philippine Islands, and agreeably to the usual mode of process against offenders therein, be arrested and brought before such judge or magistrate, who shall proceed in the matter in accordance with the provisions of the Revised Statutes hereby made applicable to the Philippine Islands: Provided, That for proviso: the purposes of this section the order or warrant for de- sued by go v. livery of a person committed for extradition prescribed by section fifty-two hundred and seventy-two of the Revised Statutes shall be issued by the governor of the Philippine Islands under his hand and seal of office, and not by the Secretary of State.

SEC. 2. That the provisions of sections fifty-four hun- Escape of dred and nine and fifty-four hundred and ten of the Re-' vised Statutes are hereby made applicable to proceedings in extradition from the Philippine Islands, either to the United States under an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the removal of persons accused of crime to aid from the Philippine Islands for trial," approved February ninth, nineteen hundred and three, or to foreign countries under the provisions of this Act.

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CHAP. 777.-An Act For allowance of certain claims reported Feb. 24, 1905.

TII. R. 9548.] by the Court of Claims, and for other purposes.

[Public, No.

99.] (Claims of John Corwine, Captain Archibald W. Butt, and Lieutenant Leonard L. Deitrick. See pp. 83–85.) pt. 1, p. 743.

CHAP. 1307.-An Act Making appropriation for the support of Mar. 2, 1905. the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hun-11

e thirtieth pinotoon bun [H. R. 17473.] dred and six.

[Public, No.

127.] (Branch office Military Information Division, Manila; 33 Stat. L.,

t. 1, p. 827. Increase pay of officers and enlisted men serving in P. I.; ". Philippine Scouts; Barracks and quarters, P. I.; Funds for military stores transferred to Philippines. See pp. 65–68.)

Mar. 3, 1905. CHAP. 1402.-An Act Making appropriations for fortifications [H. R. 17094.] and other works of defense, for the armament thereof, for the pro[Public, No. curement of heavy ordnance for trial and service and for other

135.) purposes. 33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 845.

(Fortifications in Insular Possessions. See pp. 68–69.)

CHAP. 1407.–An Act Making appropriations for the diplomatic Mar. 3, 1905.

:, and consular service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, [H. R. 18468.)

-nineteen hundred and six. [Public, No.

33 Stat. L., (Relief and protection of American seamen. See p. pt. 1, p. 915. 225.)

CHAP. 1408.-An Act To revise and amend the tariff laws of Mar. 3, 1905.

'; the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes. [H. R. 18965.] the fappine Islands, an

[Public, No.

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No. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 33 Stat. L., of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That "Philippine the provisions of General Orders, Numbered Forty-nine,

osion office of the United States military governor in the Phil

ippine Islands, dated October twenty-third, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, relating to customs duties on imports and exports of the Philippine Islands, and tonnage duties and wharf charges therein, and the several orders supplemental thereto and amendatory thereof, are hereby

amended to read as follows: tion of SEC. 2. That duties shall be collected on all articles,

goods, and merchandise imported into the Philippine Islands at the rates hereinafter provided, except when ex

pressly exempted from duty by this Act. Goods in SEC. 3. That merchandise in transit at the time the

present revision goes into effect may be entered under the

provisions of law existing at the time of shipment: ProTime limit. vided, however, That this privilege shall not be extended

beyond the period of sixty days after the date of the enforcement of the present tariff of duties and taxes.

SEC. 4. That duties shall be collected at the rates hereinafter provided on such articles, goods, and merchandise exported from the Philippine Islands as are hereinafter specifically prescribed in this Act.

SEC. 5 That the following rules and regulations shall be observed in the construction and enforcement of the various provisions of this Act:

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RULE 1. NUMBER OF THREADS AND ITS ASCERTAINMENT.Thread count.

By the number of threads in a textile shall, unless otherwise stipulated, be meant the totality of all the threads comprised in the warp and weft in a square of six millimeters. The warp of textiles is to be considered as the

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