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N O T E.

The acts of the Philippine Commission numbered from 1 to 263, inclusive, enacted between September 12, 1900, and October 11, 1901, were published in the Annual Reports of the War Department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901 (Vol. I, part 10), and the present volume contains acts numbered from 264 to 424, inclusive, passed during the period embraced between October 14, 1901, and July 1, 1902.

On July 1, 1902, the act of Congress entitled "An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes,” was approved by the President, and provided in section 1 that the enacting clause of all future laws passed by the Philippine Commission should read, “By authority of the United States be it enacted by the Philippine Commission.” Prior to the passage of the act of July 1, 1902, the enacting clause of all acts passed by the Philippine Commission read, “By authority of the President of the United States be it enacted by the United States Philippine Commission."

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[No. 264.] An act appropriating two million four hundred and ninety thou-

sand one hundred and forty-three dollars and two cents ($2,490,143.02).

in money of the United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to

pay the expenses of the insular government and of the city of Manila

for the fourth quarter of the year 1901 and other designated periods....

[No. 265.] An act requiring persons whom the collector of customs has rea-

sonable grounds for believing guilty of aiding insurrection seeking to land

in the Philippines to take an oath of allegiance and prescribing punish-

ment for the violation thereof..

[No. 266.] An act creating the bureau of coast guard and transportation --

[No. 267.] An act amending in several particulars act No. 183, entitled

“An act to incorporate the city of Manila".

[No. 268.) An act creating a bureau of architecture and construction of

public buildings

[No. 269.) An act amending act No. 140 so as to provide that sessions of the

court of first instance for the provinces of Lepanto and Bontoc shall be

held at Cervantes instead of at Cayan

[No. 270.] An act authorizing an increase in the clerical force in the office

of the collector of customs at Cebú.

(No. 271.] An act authorizing the holding of land by religious corporations

or associations of whatever sect or denomination

[No. 272.] An act amending Chapter XXVI, relating to proceedings in

habeas corpus, of act No. 190, providing for a code of procedure in civil

actions and special proceedings

(No. 273.] An act creating a bureau of archives

[No. 274.] An act prohibiting the unauthorized destruction of timber on

public lands

[No. 275.] An act amending act No. 55, relating to cruelty to animals in

transportation, so as to require proper means of securing animals in

transit and of loading and unloading them.

[No. 276.] An act in amendment of act No. 226, authorizing the provincial

board for the province of Cebú to use the funds therein mentioned for the

relief of needy persons

[No. 277.] An act defining the law of libel and threats to publish a libel,

making libel and threats to publish a libel misdemeanors, giving a right

of civil action therefor, and making obscene or indecent publications inis-

demeanors.

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