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Port and Entering Port of United States Without Bill of Health.-
control of the Secretary of the Treasury. 169.
which forbids the entry of cigars of less quantity than 3,000 in
from the Philippine Islands. 77.
the Philippine Islands are subject to the internal-revenue tax
to be affixed to the packages containing the same. Ib.
Philippine Islands for the use of the Army of the United States
sum of $125,000 for the purpose of providing funds for certain
construed, is valid. 102.
Treasury is empowered by the act of January 21, 1897 (29 Stat.
of the United States over said islands. 72.
arrange a special parcel-post service or to conclude arrange-
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS—Continued. 7. Same.-The power to negotiate and conclude money-order and
parcel-post conventions or agreements with foreign governments, which shall cover the mail and money-order service between the Philippine Islands and such foreign governments, resides, not in the Postmaster General, but in the Government
of the Philippine Islands. Ib. 8. Status of Foreign Corporations.-Foreign corporations may freely
engage in industrial pursuits in the Philippine Islands, provided they obtain a license from the Philippine Government
for that purpose. 435. 9. Same.—Corporations, domestic and foreign alike, may purchase
or lease such amounts of real estate as may be reasonably necessary to enable them to carry out those purposes for which they were created, but are prohibited from conducting the business of buying and selling real estate, and, if they be corporations engaged in agriculture, from owning and controlling over 1,024
hectares of land. Ib. 10. Same.—Belgian corporations enjoy the same rights and advan
tages in the Philippine Islands as American corporations; the
Philippine Islands. Ib.
MUNICIPAL BONDS. See PORTO RICO, 4, 5, 6, 7.
IMPROVEMENT Bonds. See Postal Savings SYSTEM, 10. PORTO RICO. 1. Apportionment of Postal Savings Deposits Among Qualified
Banks. When there is no bank available to receive the funds in the particular place in which a postal savings depository is located, as provided for under section 9 of the act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 816), creating the Postal Savings System, the deposits should be apportioned among the qualified banks
equally convenient to such locality. 258. 2. Legality of Bond Issue.—The issuance of bonds by the Government
of Porto Rico for port improvements at San Juan, as provided by an act of the Legislative Assembly of Porto Rico, approved March 7, 1912, not being in execss of 7 per centum of the aggregate tax valuation of its property and complying in every other respect
with the terms of the organic act, is legal. 497. 3. Same.—Issuance of bonds by Porto Rico in extension of irrigation
system, not exceeding 7 per cent of the aggregate tax valuation of its property, is legal. 577.
PORTO RICO-Continued. 4. Same.—Legality of Bond Issue.—The municipality of Ponce, P. R.,
may lawfully issue bonds for the purpose of paying an indebt-. edness to the insular government and for the purchase of land and construction of a pier, as the power to issue bonds of this general character has been granted to that municipality by
Congress and the Legislative Assembly of Porto Rico. 468. 5. Same. It is essential to the validity of said bonds that the pro
visions of the act of the legislative assembly of Porto Rico of January 31, 1901, authorizing and regulating the issuance of bonds by the cities of Porto Rico, be substantially complied
with. Ib. 6. Same. These bonds are made payable, principal and interest, in
Porto Rico, and in case proper notice is given by the holder thereof the place of payment may be transferred to New York
City. They are transferable in Porto Rico only. Ib. 7. Same.—The form of the bond must be approved by the executive
council of Porto Rico, as provided by section 9 of the act of
January 31, 1901. Ib. 8. Naturalization of Aliens-Miguel Roses Artau and Elias A.
Wolff.—A judgment of naturalization obtained in the Circuit Court of Porto Rico under section 2165 of the Revised Statutes, which has since been repealed by the act of June 29, 1906 (34 Stat. 596), can not properly at this time be questioned on the ground that the court did not have jurisdiction over the natural
ization of aliens. 521. 9. Transfer of Naval Stations.-Any part of the naval stations in Porto
Rico may be transferred to the government of Porto Rico under the act of June 14, 1910 (36 Stat. 467), provided it was reserved under the authority conferred by the act of July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. 731), is adjacent to the city of San Juan, and is no longer needed
for purposes of the United States. 205. 10. Same.—The portions of that tract of land on the Caguas Road in
the city of San Juan which were not included in the President's proclamation of August 4, 1908 (35 Stat. 2197), may be now conveyed to Porto Rico. The land, however, which was ceded to the United States by the insular government of Porto Rico in return for the portions of said tract of land conveyed by the proclamation of August 4, 1908, not having been reserved under the act of July 1, 1902, may not now be conveyed to the people of
Porto Rico under the act of June 14, 1910. Ib. 11. Same.—While the transfer to the insular government may be made
by the Secretary of the Navy, since in contemplation of law the acts of the heads of the executive departments are the acts of the President, yet it would be preferable to have the formal transfer effected by presidential proclamation. Ib.
PORTO RICO-Continued. 12. Same.-As to those parts of the naval stations which are not adja
cent to the city of San Juan, or are otherwise not within the provisions of the act of 1910, there is no warrant of law for their formal transfer or cession. Permission, however, may be given to the Porto Rican government through a letter or instrument in the nature of a revocable license for the use of these parts of the stations and the buildings thereon and for the construction of improvements temporary in nature. But it should not be attempted to transfer their permanent control to the insular government, nor would it be proper to permit the erection of
improvements that would in fact be permanent. Ib. 13. Same. Any part or parts of the naval stations in Porto Rico no
longer needed for the purposes of the Navy Department may be transferred to the control of the War Department or of any other department, either by formal Executive order or by arrangement between the Secretary of the Navy and the head of the other
department. Ib. 14. United States District Court-Expenses.—The expenses of the
District Court of the United States for Porto Rico should be paid
from the funds of the government of Porto Rico. 553. POST OFFICE APPROPRIATION ACT. See NEWSPAPERS, 1, 2, 3. POSTAL SAVINGS SYSTEM. 1. Acceptance of Dividends on Deposits.—The statute of Indiana,
under which the St. Joseph County Savings Bank, of South Bend, Ind., a depository for postal savings funds, is incorporated, provides that the net profits of savings banks shall be distributed as dividends among the depositors, but it does not authorize the payment of interest on deposits, and it is inconsistent with the laws of the State for savings banks to establish a class of depositors who shall receive both interest and dividends. 513.
. 2. Apportionment of Postal Savings Deposits Among Qualified
Banks. When there is no bank to receive the funds in the particular place in which a postal savings depository is located, as provided for under section 9 of the act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 816), creating the Postal Savings System, the deposits should be apportioned among the qualified banks equally convenient to
such locality. 254. . 3. Depositories-Ownership of Securities. It is not essential, under
the postal-savings depositories act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 814), that the securities taken by the board of trustees for the pay
ment of postal savings funds shall be the property of the bank. 4. Same.—Where securities belonging to the directors or stockholders
of a bank are pledged at their request with the board of trustees in behalf of the bank in consideration of the deposits of postal savings funds with the bank, the requirements of the act are satisfied. 266.
POSTAL SAVINGS SYSTEM-Continued. 5. Same.--It would seem advisable that every deposit of securities with
the board of trustees should be made by the bank itself, always assuming that it is accompanied by assurance from the owners admitting their consent to the pledge for the consideration running from the Government to themselves, namely, the deposit to be made by the Government at their request in the
bank in which they are interested. Ib. 6. Duplication of Accounts.-A person is prohibited by section 4
of the postal-savings depositories act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 815), from having more than one deposit account with the
postal savings system. 316. 7. Exchange of Deposits for Postal-Savings Bonds. As the opening
of a second postal-savings account is unauthorized, it can not be treated as a proper basis for the exchange of deposits for postalsavings bonds under the provisions of section 10 of the above
mentioned act. Ib. 8. Improvement Bonds-Certain improvement bonds of the city of
Tuscaloosa, Ala., which purport to bind that city without any reservation, are public bonds supported by the taxing power within the meaning of section 9 of the postal-savings deposi
tories act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 816). 9. Same.--Certain other improvement bonds of the city of West End,
Ala., which are not payable out of the general taxes of the municipality, but merely out of a special fund, are not accept
able as security for postal-savings deposits. 546. 10. Same.-Certain special improvement bonds of the city of Portland,
Oreg., which are not limited in their obligation to any special fund, are public bonds supported by the general taxing power of the city within the meaning of section 9 of the postal-savings
depositories act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 816). 335. 11. Organization of Banks.—A bank is “organized under National or
State laws” within the meaning of section 9 of the postalsavings depositories act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 816), when it is incorporated, or clothed with the essential attributes of a
corporation by virtue of legislative sanction. 368. 12. Same.—The mere authority to transact a banking business,
although granted in pursuance of State laws, carries with it no