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oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be

the persons or things to be seized. very shall not exist in Porto Rico. voluntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof all have been duly convicted, shall not exist in Porto Rico.

law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech or of the e right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the Govr redress of grievances. 10 law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion or

the free exercise thereof, and that the free exercise and enjoyment s profession and worship without discrimination or preference shall

allowed, and that no political or religious test other than an oath t the Constitution of the United States and the laws of Porto Rico required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the ent of Porto Rico,

10 public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any arch, denomination, sectarian institution or association, or system of

or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, r religious teacher or dignitary as such, or for charitable, industrial, onal, or benevolent purposes to any person, corporation, or community der the absolute control of Porto Rico. Contracting of polygamous ral marriages hereafter is prohibited. hat one year after the approval of this Act and thereafter it shall be ful to import, manufacture, sell, or give away, or to expose for sale or ny intoxicating drink or drug: Provided, That the legislature may authorad regulate importation, manufacture, and sale of said liquors and drugs nedicinal, sacramental, industrial, and scientific uses on The penalty violations of this provision with reference to intoxicants shall be a fine ot less than $25 for the first offense, and for second and subsequent offenses ne of not less than $50 and imprisonment for not less than one month or e than one year: And provided further, That at any general election within

years after the approval of this Act this provision may, upon petition of less than ten per centum of the qualified electors of Porto Rico, be subtted to a vote of the qualified electors of Porto Rico, and if a majority of the qualified electors of Porto Rico voting upon such question shall vote repeal this provision, it shall thereafter not be in force and effect; otherise it shall be in full force and effect.

That no money shall be paid out of the treasury except in pursuance of n appropriation by law, and on warrant drawn by the proper officer in purEtance thereof.

That the rule of taxation in Porto Rico shall be uniform.

That all money derived from any tax levied or assessed for a special purpose shall be treated as a special fund in the Treasury and paid out for such purpose only except upon the approval of the President of the United States.

That eight hours shall constitute a day's work in all cases of employment of laborers and mechanics by and on behalf of the government of the island on public works, except in cases of emergency.

That the employment of children under the age of fourteen years in any Occupation injurious to health or morals or hazardous to life or limb is hereby prohibited.

SEC. 3. That no export duties shall be levied or collected on exports from Porto Rico, but taxes and assessments on property, internal revenue, and license fees, and royalties for franchises, privileges, and concessions may be imposed for the purposes of the insular and municipal governments, respectively, as may be provided and defined by the Legislature of Porto Rico; and when necessary to anticipate taxes and revenues, bonds and other obligations may be issued by Porto Rico or any municipal government therein as may be provided by law, and to protect the public credit: Provided, however, That no public indebtedness of Porto Rico or of any subdivision or municipality thereof shall be authorized or allowed in excess of seven per centum

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of the aggregate tax valuation of its property, and all bonds issued by the government of Porto Rico, or by its authority, shall be exempt from taxation by the Government of the United States, or by the government of Porto Rico or of any political or municipal subdivision thereof, or by any State, or by any county, municipality, or other municipal subdivision of any State or Territory of the United States, or by the District of Columbia. In computing the indebtedness of the people of Porto Rico, bonds issued by the people of Porto Rico secured by an equivalent amount of bonds of municipal corpo rations or school boards of Porto Rico shall not be counted.

Sec. 4. That the capital of Porto Rico shall be at the city of San Juan, and the seat of government shall be maintained there.

SEC. 5. That all citizens of Porto Rico, as defined by section seren of the Act of April twelfth, nineteen hundred, “temporarily to provide revenues and à civil government for Porto Rico, and for other purposes," and all natives of Porto Rico who were temporarily absent from that island on April eleventh. eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and have since returned and are perms. nently residing in that island, and are not citizens of any foreign country, are hereby declarel, and shall be deemed and held to be, citizens of the United States: Provided. That any person hereinbefore described may retain his present political status by making a declaration, under oath, of his decision to do so within six months of the taking effect of this Act before the district court in the district in which he resides, the declaration to be in form as follows: "1.

being duly sworn, hereby declare my intention not to be come a citizen of the United States as provided in the Act of Congress conferring United States citizenship upon citizens of Porto Rico and certain natives permanently residing in said island."

In the case of any such person who may be absent from the island during said six months the term of this proviso may be availed of by transmitting a declaration, under oath, in the form herein provided within six months of the taking effect of this Act to the executive secretary of Porto Rico: And pro vided further. That any person who is born in Porto Rico of an alien parent and is permanently residing in that island may, if of full age, within sis months of the taking effect of this Act, or if a minor, upon reaching his majority or within one year thereafter, make a sworn declaration of allegiance to the United States before the United States District Court for Porto Rico. setting forth therein all the facts connected with his or her birth and resi dence in Porto Rico and accompanying due proof thereof, and from and after the making of such declaration shall be considered to be a citizen of the United States.

SEC. 6. That all expenses that may be incurred on account of the gorernment of Porto Rico for salaries of officials and the conduct of their offices and departments, and all expenses and obligations contracted for the internal improvement or development of the island. not, however, including defenses barracks. harbors. light-houses, buoys, and other works undertaken by the United States, shall, except as otherwise specifically provided by the Congress be paid by the treasurer of Porto Rico out of the revenue in his custods.

SEC. 7. That all property which may have been acquired in Porto Rico by the United States under the cession of Spain in the treaty of peace entered into on the tenth day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, in any publie bridges, road houses, water powers, highways, unnavigable streams ani the beds thereof, subterranean waters, mines or minerals under the surface of private lands, all property which at the time of the cession belonged, under the laws of Spain then in force, to the various harbor works boards of Porte Rico, all the harbor shores, docks, slips, reclaimed lands, and all publie lanels and buildings not heretofore reserved by the United States for publie par poses, is hereby placed under the control of the government of Porto Rien to be administered for the benefit of the people of Porto Rico: and the Legis lature of Porto Rico shall have authority, subject to the limitations imposed upon all its acts. to legislate with respect to all such matters as it may deem advisable: Provided. That the President may from time to time, in his dis

cretion, convey to the pe ia lands or other proper territorial limits of Por purposes of the United legislative grant from P property which may be

SEC. 8. That the bar and submerged lands und Rico and the adjacent is and not reserved by the are hereby, placed under administered in the same roperty enumerated in t

(nited States for the pre che ('nited States and t eommerce, except so far to said island and water further. That nothing in or impair in any manner mits or other powers her spect of said waters and its adjacent islands by ti agent of the l'nited State approved June eleventh, 1 power the Secretary of W struction, extension, and on lands underlying harbo or surrounding Porto Rico laws and parts of laws i bereby, repealed. SEC. 9.

That the sta plicable. except as hereinb the same force and effect internal-revenue laws: Pro under the internal-rerenue Porto Rico and transporte shall be covered into the

Ser. 10. That all judic of America, ss, the Preside prosecutions in the local authority of “The People a the l'nited States, and, by offices. shall take an 'outh and the laws of Porto Rico

SEC. 11. or beads of departments to he made to an executire de to be designated by the I to place all matters pertain cliction of such department,

SEC. 12. tive officer. whose official 't shall be apointed by the l the Senate, and build his off successor is ebosen and qu: iluring his omiai in umbena ment. He sbail bave gener: and bures us of the governo with the pressions of this. tia. He mas grant pardons

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rey to the people of Porto Rico such lands, buildings, or interests

other property now owned by the United States and within the imits of Porto Rico as in his opinion are no longer needed for i the United States. And he may from time to time accept by grant from Porto Rico any lands, buildings, or other interests or hich may be needed for public purposes by the United States.

That the harbor a reas and navigable streams and bodies of water erged lands underlying the same in and around the island of Porto

the adjacent islands and waters, now owned by the United States reserved by the United States for public purposes, be, and the same y, placed under the control of the government of Porto Rico, to be ered in the same manner and subject to the same limitations as the

enumerated in the preceding section : Provided, That all laws of the States for the protection and improvement of the navigable waters of ited States and the preservation of the interests of navigation and (e, except so far as the same may be locally inapplicable, shall apply

island and waters and to its adjacent islands and waters: Provided :: That nothing in this Act contained shall be construed so as to affect lair in any manner the terms or conditions of any authorizations, peror other powers heretofore lawfully granted or exercised in or in reof Said waters and submerged lands in and surrounding said island and djacent islands by the Secretary of War or other authorized officer or t of the United States. And provided further, That the Act of Congress oved June eleventh, nineteen hundred and six, entitled "An Act to emer the Secretary of War, under certain restrictions, to authorize the conction, extension, and maintenance of wharves, piers, and other structures lands underlying harbor areas in navigable streams and bodies of water in surrounding Porto Rico and the islands adjacent thereto," and all other

s and parts of laws in conflict with this section be, and the same are leby, repealed.

Sec. 9. That the statutory laws of the United States not locally inapicable, except as bereinbefore or hereinafter otherwise provided, shall have je same force and etfeet in Porto Rico as in the United States, except the uternal-revenue laws: Provided, however, That hereafter all taxes collected mder the internal-revenue laws of the United States on articles produced in Porto Rico and transported to the United States, or consumed in the island shall be covered into the treasury of Porto Rico.

Sec. 10. That all judicial process shall run in the name of "United States of America, ss, the President of the United States," and all penal or criminal prosecutions in the local courts shall be conducted in the name and by the · authority of "The People of Porto Rico;" and all officials shall be citizens of the United States, and, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices. sball take an 'onth to support the Constitution of the United States and the laws of Porto Rico,

SEC. 11. That all reports required by law to be made by the governor or heads of departments to any official of the United States shall hereafter be made to an executive department of the Government of the United States to be designated by the President, and the President is hereby authorized to place all matters pertaining to the government of Porto Rico in the jurisdiction of such department.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. SEC. 12. That the supreme executive power shall be vested in an executive officer, whose official title shall be “The Governor of Porto Rico." He shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and hold his office at the pleasure of the President and until his successor is chosen and qualified. The governor shall reside in Porto Rico lluring his official incumbency and maintain his office at the seat of government. He shall bave general supervision and control of all the departments and bureaus of the government in Porto Rico, so far as is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, and shall be commander in chief of the mili. tiit. He may grant pardons and reprieves and remit fines and forfeitures for

of the aggregate tax valuation of its property, and all bonds issued by the government of Porto Rico, or by its authority, shall be exempt from taxation by the Government of the United States, or by the government of Porto Rico or of any political or municipal subdivision thereof, or by any State, or by any county, mun ipality, or other municipal subdivision of any State or Territory of the l'nited States, or by the District of Columbia. In computing the indebtedness of the people of Porto Rico, bonds issued by the people of Porto Rico secured by an equivalent amount of bonds of municipal corper rations or school boards of Porto Rico shall not be counted.

SEC. 4. That the capital of Porto Rico shall be at the city of San Juan. and the seat of government shall be maintained there.

SEC. 5. That all citizens of Porto Rico, as defined by section seren of the Art of April twelfth, nineteen hundred, “temporarily to provide rerenues and a civil government for Porto Rico, and for other purposes," and all natives of Porto Rico who were temporarily absent from that island on April eleventh. eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and have since returned and are permanently residing that island, and are not citizens any foreign country, are hereby declared, and shall be deemed and held to be, citizens of the United States: Provided, That any person hereinbefore described may retain his present political status by making a declaration, under oath, of his decision to do so within six months of the taking effect of this Act before the district court in the district in which he resides, the declaration to be in form as follows: "1.

being duly sworn, hereby declare my intention not to be come a citizen of the United States as provided in the Act of Congress conferring United States citizenship upon citizens of Porto Rico and certain natives permanently residing in said island."

In the case of any such person who may be absent from the island during said six months the term of this proviso may be availed of by transmitting a declaration, under oath, in the form herein provided within six months of the taking effect of this Act to the executive secretary of Porto Rico : And provided further. That any person who is born in Porto Rico of an alien parent and is permanently residing in that island may, if of full age, within six months of the taking effect of this Act, or if a minor, upon reaching his majority or within one year thereafter, make a sworn declaration of allegiance to the United States before the United States District Court for Porto Ria. setting forth therein all the facts connected with his or her birth and resi. dence in Porto Rico and accompanying due proof thereof, and from and after the making of such declaration shall be considered to be a citizen of the United States.

SEC. 6. That all expenses that may be incurred on account of the gorernment of Porto Rico for salaries of officials and the conduct of their offices and departments, and all expenses and obligations contracted for the interns improvement or development of the island. not, however, including defensex barracks. harbors. light-houses, buoys, and other works undertaken by the United States, shall, except as otherwise specifically provided by the Congress be paid by the treasurer of Porto Rico out of the revenue in his custody.

SEC. 7. That all property which may have been acquired in Porto Rico by the United States under the cession of Spain in the treaty of peace entered into on the tenth day of December, eighteen himdred and ninety-eight, in sos public bridges, road houses, water powers, bighways, unnavigable streams and the beds thereof. subterranean waters, mines or minerals under the surfait of private lands, all property which at the time of the cession belonged, under the laws of Spain then in force to the various harbor works boards of Porn Rico, all the harbor shores, docks, slips, reclaimed lands, and all publie lamis and buildings not heretofore reserved by the United States for publie por poses, is herely placed under the control of the government of Porto Rice to be administered for the benefit of the people of Porto Rico: and the Legis lature of Porto Rico shall have authority, subject to the limitations impos! upon all its acts, to legislate with respect to all such matters as it may deo advisable: Provided. That the President may from time to time, in his dis

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SEC. S. That the barbor gre
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United States for the protection
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internal-revenue laws: Provided.
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SEL. 10. That all judicial prof America, ss, the President of prosecutions in the local courts authority of "The People of Por the l'nited States, ind, before offices, shall take an oath to s and the laws of Porto Rico,

SEC. 11. That all reports or heads of departments to any he made to an executive depart to be designated by the Presia 10 place all matters pertaining diction of such department.

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SEC, 12. That the supreme tive officer, whose official title shall be allpointed by the Presi ibe Senate and hold his office sintessor is chosen und qualitie aluring his official incumbency a

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ey to the people of Porto Rico such lands, buildings, or interests other property

owned by the United States and within the imits of Porto Rico as in his opinion are no longer needed for

the United States. And he may from time to time accept by grant from l'orto Rico any lands, buildings, or other interests or hich may be needed for public purposes by the United States.

That the barbor a reas and navigable streams and bodies of water rged lands underlying the same in and around the island of Porto the adjacent islands and waters, now owned by the United States eserved by the United States for public purposes, be, and the same y, placed under the control of the government of Porto Rico, to be red in the same manner and subject to the same limitations as the enumerated in the preceding section : Provided, That all laws of the States for the protection and improvement of the navigable waters of ted States and the preservation of the interests of navigation and e, except so far as the same may be locally inapplicable, shall apply island and waters and to its adjacent islands and waters: Provided

That nothing in this Act contained shall be construed so as to affect air in any manner the terms or conditions of any authorizations, peror other powers heretofore lawfully granted or exercised in or in reof said waters and submerged lands in and surrounding said island and Vjacent islands by the Secretary of War or other authorized officer or

of the United States : And provided further, That the Act of Congress ved June eleventh, nineteen hundred and six, entitled “An Act to emer the Secretary of War, under certain restrictions, to authorize the conction, extension, and maintenance of wharves, piers, and other structures ands underlying harbor areas in navigable streams and bodies of water in surrounding Porto Rico and the islands adjacent thereto," and all other 's and parts of laws in conflict with this section be, and the same are leby, repealed.

SEC. 9. That the statutory laws of the United States not locally inapicable, except as hereinbefore or hereinafter otherwise provided, shall have ne same force and effect in Porto Rico as in the United States, except the nternal-revenue laws: Provided, however, That hereafter all taxes collected mder the internal-revenue laws of the United States on articles produced in l'orto Rico and transported to the United States, or consumed in the island shall be covered into the treasury of Porto Rico.

SEC. 10. That all judicial process shall run in the name of “United States of America, ss, the President of the United States," and all penal or criminal prosecutions in the local courts shall be conducted in the name and by the iluthority of "The People of Porto Rico;" and all officials shall be citizens of the l'nited States, and, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, shall take an 'onth to support the Constitution of the United States and the laws of Porto Rico.

SEC. 11. That all reports required by law to be made by the governor or heads of departments to any official of the United States shall hereafter be made to an executive department of the Government of the United States to be designated by the President, and the President is' hereby authorized to place all matters pertaining to the government of Porto Rico in the jurisdiction of such department.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. SEC. 12. That the supreme executive power shall be rested in an executive officer, whose official title shall be "The Governor of Porto Rico." He shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and bold his office at the pleasure of the President and until his successor is chosen and qualified. The governor shall reside in Porto Rico iluring his official incumbency and maintain his office at the seat of government. He shall have general supervision and control of all the departments and bureaus of the government in Porto Rico, so far as is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act. ind shall be commander in chief of the militil. He may grant pardons and reprieves and remit fines and forfeitures for

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