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United States, or by any vessel of war, tug, revenue cutter, or other boat or transport in the service of the United States. (Sec. 89.) Seamen's Laws.

No suit or proceedings shall be maintained for the specific performance of any contract heretofore or hereafter entered into for personal labor or service, nor shall any remedy exist or be enforced for breach of any such contract, except in a civil suit or proceeding instituted solely to recover damages for such breach: Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not modify or change the laws of the United States applicable to merchant seamen. (Apr. 30, 1900, sec. 10.)

Part XXI.-TRADE WITH PORTO RICO

General provisions
Coasting trade-
Quarantine and public health

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Harbors and navigable waters.
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General Provisions.

The Secretary of the Treasury shall designate the several ports and subports of entry in Porto Rico and shall make such rules and regulations and appoint such agents as may be necessary to collect the duties and taxes authorized to be levied, collected, and paid in Porto Rico by the provisions of this Act, and he shall fix the compensation and provide for the payment thereof of all such officers, agents, and assistants as he may find it necessary to employ to carry out the provisions hereof: Provided, however, That as soon as a civil government for Porto Rico shall have been organized in accordance with the provisions of this Act and notice thereof shall have been given to the President he shall make proclamation thereof, and thereafter all collections of duties and taxes in Porto Rico under the provisions of this Act shall be paid into the treasury of Porto Rico, to be expended as required by law for the government and benefit thereof instead of being paid into the Treasury of the United States. (Sec. 4.)

The laws and ordinances of Porto Rico now in force shall continue in force and effect, except as altered, amended, or modified herein, until altered, amended, or repealed by the legislative authority herein provided for Porto Rico or by Act of Congress of the United States; and such legislative authority shall have power, when not inconsistent with this Act, by due enactment to amend, alter, modify, or repeal any law or ordinance, civil or criminal, continued in force by this Act as it may from time to time see fit. (Apr. 12, 1900, sec. 8; Mar. 2, 1917, sec, 57.)

The statutory laws of the United States not locally inapplicable, except as hereinbefore or hereinafter otherwise provided, shall have the same force and effect in Porto Rico as in the United States, except the internal revenue laws: Provided, however, That hereafter all taxes collected under 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. (Apr. 12, 1900, sec, 14; Mar. 2, 1917, sec. 9.) Coasting Trade.

The Commissioner of Navigation shall make such regulations, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce, as he may

deem expedient for the nationalization of all vessels owned by the inhabitants of Porto Rico on the eleventh day of April, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and which continued to be so owned up to the date of such nationalization, and for the admission of the same to all the benefits of the coasting trade of the United States; and the coasting

trade between Porto Rico and the United States shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of law applicable to such trade between any two great coasting districts of the United States. (Apr. 12, 1900, sec. 9. See p. 151, par. 2.) Quarantine and Public Health.

Quarantine stations shall be established at such places in Porto Rico as the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service of the United States shall direct, and the quarantine regulations relating to the importation of diseases from other countries shall be under the control of the Government of the United States. (Apr. 12, 1900, sec. 10; July 1, 1902.) Harbors and Navigable Waters.

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 public bridges, road houses, water powers, highways, unnavigable streams and 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 Porto Rico, all the harbor shores, docks, slips, reclaimed lands, and all public lands and buildings, not heretofore reserved by the United States for public purposes, is hereby placed under the control of the Government of Porto Rico to be administered for the benefit of the people of Porto Rico; and the Legislature 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 discretion, convey to the people of Porto Rico such lands, buildings, or interests in lands or other property now owned by the United States and within the territorial limits of Porto Rico as in his opinion are no longer needed for purposes of the United States. And he may from time to time accept by legislative grant from Porto Rico any lands, buildings, or other interests or property which may be needed for public purposes by the United States. (Apr. 12, 1900, sec. 13; Mar. 2, 1919, sec. 9.)

The harbor areas and navigable streams and bodies of water and submerged lands underlying the same in and around the island of Porto Rico and the adjacent islands and waters, now owned by the United States and not reserved by the United States for public purposes, be, and the same are hereby, placed under the control of the government of Porto Rico, to be administered in the same manner and subject to the same limitations as the property enumerated in the preceding section : Provided, That all laws of the United States for the protection and improvement of the navigable waters of the United States and the preservation of the interests of navigation and commerce, except so far as the same may be locally inapplicable, shall apply to said island and waters and to its adjacent islands and waters: Provided further, That nothing in this Act contained shall be construed so as to affect or impair in any manner the terms or conditions of any authorizations, permits, or other powers heretofore lawfully granted or exercised in or in respect of said waters and submerged lands in and surrounding said island and its adjacent islands

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by the Secretary of War or other authorized officer or agent of the
United States : And provided further, That the Act of Congress
approved June eleventh, nineteen hundred and six, entitled "An Act
to empower the Secretary of War, under certain restrictions, to au-
thorize the construction, extension, and maintenance of wharves,
piers, and other structures on lands underlying harbor areas in navi-
gable streams and bodies of water in or surrounding Porto Rico and
the islands adjacent thereto," and all other laws and parts of laws in
conflict with this section be, and the same are hereby, repealed.
(Mar. 2, 1917, sec. 8.)
Wharves and Piers.

The Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, empowered, subject to the restrictions and under the conditions hereinafter mentioned, to authorize the construction, extension, and maintenance of any wharf, pier, dolphin, boom, weir, breakwater, sea wall, bulkhead, jetty, or other structure on any of the lands belonging to the United States which underlie the harbor areas and navigable streams and bodies of waters in or surrounding Porto Rico and the islands adjacent thereto and the filling in and dredging of such lands. (Sec. 1.)

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All authorizations granted by the Secretary of War for any such construction, extension, or maintenance.

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(b) Shall be subject to alteration, amendment, or repeal by Congress;

(c) Shall provide that the wharfage fees and charges for vessels, for passengers, and for goods loaded or discharged on, from, at, or over any such structure, and for approach and entry to any such structure, shall be no greater than are just, reasonable, and fairly remunerative, and for that purpose shall at all times be subject to regulation and revision by the said Secretary of War; that such fees and charges shall be the same for all persons, and all persons shall have equal right to approach, enter, and use the said structure, subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as the grantee thereof may establish, all of which rules and regulations shall be subject to revision by the Secretary of War:

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(g) That the said structure shall not be sublet, sold, transferred, or assigned, nor shall the authorization therefor be granted, sold, transferred, or assigned without the consent of the Secretary of War, nor in any case to a person engaged, directly or indirectly, in the same line of business, in the same harbor area, navigable stream, or body of water, and that any grant, subletting, sale, transfer, or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void;

(h) That any and all vessels owned or chartered by the United States Government shall in case of any emergency, or in time of war, have prior right, free of charge, to the use of any such structure, and

(i) Shall contain such further restrictions as the Secretary of War may see fit to impose therein.

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Part XXII.-TRADE WITH THE PHILIPPINES

Treaty of peace-
Duties and taxes ; Philippine fund.-
Vessels and coasting trade.

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Tarif and internal revenue--
Aids to navigation and commerce---

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Treaty of Peace.

The provisions of this Act and the name “ The Philippines” as used in this Act shall apply to and include the Philippine Islands ceded to the United States Government by the treaty of peace concluded between the United States and Spain on the eleventh day of April, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, the boundaries of which are set forth in Article III of said treaty, together with those islands embraced in the treaty between Spain and the United States concluded at Washington on the seventh day of November, nineteen hundred. (Sec. 1.)

The laws now in force in the Philippines shall continue in force and effect, except as altered, amended, or modified herein, until altered, amended, or repealed by the legislative authority herein provided or by Act of Congress of the United States. (Sec. 6.)

The legislative authority herein provided shall have power, when not inconsistent with this Act, by due enactment to amend, alter, modify, or repeal any law, civil or criminal, continued in force by this Act as it may from time to time see fit. (Aug. 29, 1916, sec. 7.) Duties and Taxes; Philippine Fund.

The duties and taxes collected in the Philippine Archipelago in pursuance of this Act, and all duties and taxes collected in the United States upon articles coming from the Philippine Archipelago and upon foreign vessels coming therefrom, shall not be covered into the general fund of the Treasury of the United States, but shall be held as a separate fund and paid into the treasury of the Philippine Islands, to be used and expended for the government and benefit of said islands. (Mar. 8, 1902, sec. 4.) Vessels and Coasting Trade.

Until Congress shall have authorized the registry as vessels of the United States of vessels owned in the Philippine Islands, the government of the Philippine Islands is hereby authorized to adopt, from time to time, and enforce regulations governing the transportation of merchandise and passengers between ports or places in the Philippine Archipelago. (Sec. 1.)

On and after the passage of this Act the same tonnage taxes shall be levied, collected, and paid upon all foreign vessels coming into the United States from the Philippine Islands which are required by law to be levied, collected, and paid upon vessels coming into the United States from foreign countries. (Sec. 2.)

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