THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PHILIPPINE
COMMISSION.  1902   PART 2 BUREAU OF INSULAR
AFFAIRS War Department
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF FINANCE AND JUSTICE.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND JUSTICE, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,
Manila, P. I., .November 1, 1902.

FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE PROVINCES AND MUNICIPALITIES.

Marinduque - Organized May 1, 1901; total receipts, $23,380.18, including balance on hand
June 30, 1901,of $2,500; balance in treasury June 30, 1902, $3,372.16. This is a small
province, to which the island of Mindoro has recently been added. The province will
probably be self-sustaining, as it has great natural resources.

Post Office              Stamp Stock Sold        Balance Due Late Postmaster        Total
Debits        
Boac, established        $169.08                        $4.43                                                173.51
Feb 10, 1902

COMBINED STATEMENT OF THE RECIEPTS AND DISBURSMENTS OF THE
GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
1902, TO JUNE 30, 1902.
THE GOVERNMENT 0F THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO, OFFICE OF THE
AUDITOR,
Manila, P. I., October 1, 1902

GENERAL REVENUE ACCOUNT 0F THE TREASURER.

Source of revenue               Fiscal year 1902

Boac, special licenses                $12.50

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.  FORESTRY COLLECTIONS.

Forestry collections in the city of Manila on account of timber cut in the Provinces named.

Marinduque                $146.77

FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION,
YEAR ENDING OCTOBER 15, 1902.

PROGRESS OF THE WORK.
During the past year the issuing of books in Spanish for the use of the public schools has
been discontinued, and everywhere within the radius of the influence of the American
teachers instruction has proceeded in English, and text-books in arithmetic, geography, and
other studies are furnished in English. For some of the barrio schools, removed from the
influence and oversight of American teachers, limited use has been made of Visyan-English,
Ilocano-English and Tagalo-English primers, to make the transition more easy.  The
instruction in Spanish has been to a large extent superseded by instruction in English, and
except in the high-school courses will not be taught in the public schools.

EXTENSION OF THE FIELD.
September, 1901,closed with teachers just stationed in all the principal provinces of the
archipelago. The work of the present year has included not only the development of English
instruction in these schools but a gradual extension into the more remote provinces. The
Cuyo Islands, and later Paragua, were visited and a few teachers stationed in the important
towns. The east coast of Mindanao was also given a few teachers, and a soldIer-teacher
was stationed at Baler, on the east coast of Luzon. At the present time the island of Mindoro
is provisionally annexed to the province of Marinduque, and a couple of teachers have gone
to the island to organIze schools. For these newer fields, as well as for the older, the
demand far exceeds the supply. A strong letter has been received from the govemor and
treasurer asking for at least 10 American teachers for Mindoro, but with the present number
of teachers it is impossible to spare more than 2.

Vacation Teachers Institutes

Division         Town and                         Inclusive         Teachers         Pupils        Average
Number        Province                                Dates                                                 Attendance

17                Boac, Marinduque                May 2 to               2              35                  
30                                                                            May 30

Necessarily much difference existed in the programme for these schools on account of the
varying number of instructors, and more especially because of the limited capacity of the
native teachers and aspirantes attending.   In the smallest schools the subjects taught were
arithmetic, geography, history (general, United States, and Filipino),English conversation
and grammar, school methods and management.   In addition to these, the larger and more
advanced classes also received instruction in physiology and hygiene, botany, nature
study, applied psychology, drawing, music, civil government.

The list of division superintendents September 1, 1902, is as follows:

No        Name of division                                                Headquarters        Supertintendent
17        Masabte, Romblon, Marinduque and Mindoro        Romblon                W.H. Hilts

The deputy division superintendents authorized by act 232 were gradually appointed as the
abilities of the various teachers became better known, until the list stands at present:  
James D. Barry, Boac, Marinduque.

FILIPINO TEACHERS

On account of the ravages of cholera only those teachers were reported who were known
to be at work since the beginning of the school year, and the tabulated report (Exhibit B) will
show many provinces where no schools are reported except those taught by American
teachers.   In the island of Marinduque alone, where only 4 native teachers were reported,
later returns have shown that 52 are at work.

EXHIBIT A.
List of American teachers and their respective stations, September 1, 1901.

Name                        Town                        Province

Barry, James D.        Boac                        Marinduque

Dilley, James W.       Boac                        Marinduque

Etsler, Clarence B    Gasan                      Marinduque

Halsey, C.I.               Santa Cruz               Marinduque

Wall, Issac D.            Boac                        Marinduque        

List showing location of all public schools in the Philippine Archipelago, the number of public
schools in each province, and the number of native and American teachers employed.

SUMMARY OF ALL SCHOOLS.

No. of        Province                Division    Division     Department      Schools     Native       American
Division                                   Superint-   Clerks        Superint-                            Teachers  Teachers
                                         endents                        endents

XVII            Marinduque             1                1                   1                        6                4                6


ACTS OF PHILIPPINE COMMISSION.

[No. 426.]
AN ACT Increasing the salary of the fiscal of the province of Marinduque from eight hundred
dollars to one thousand dollars, In money of the United Slates.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission that:
SECTION 1. The salary of the provincial fiscal of the Province of Marinduque is hereby
increased from eight hundred dollars to one thousand dollars per year, in money of the
United States, anything in Act Numbered One hundred and twentvfive entitled "An Act
extending the provisions of 'The Provincial Government Act' to the Province of Marinduque
to the contrary notwithstanding.
SEC. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the
same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of  "An Act prescribing the order of
procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-slxth,
nineteen hundred.
SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, July 9, 1902.

[473]
AN ACT authorizing the loan of the equivalent in local currency,. at the authorize ratio, of two
thousand five hundred dollars, in monev of the United States to the Province of Marinduque
out of the Treasury of the Philippine Archipelago, for the benefit of the island of Mindoro.

By authority of The United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commlssion, that:
SECTION 1. The Treasurer of the Philippine Archipelago is hereby authorized to loan to the
Province of Marinduque, for the benefit of the Island of Mindoro, out of any funds in the
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the equivalent in local currency, at the
authorized ratio, of two thousand five hundred dollars in money of the United States, and
the same is hereby appropriated, to be expended by the provincial board of the province for
the general purposes of the provincial government of the Island of Mindoro, in said
province, as established by Act Numbered Four hundred and twenty-three. The sum thus
borrowed shall be returned to the Insular Treasury from the treasury of the Province of
Marinduque on or before the thirty-first day of 31 day of December, nineteen hundred and
three, without interest.  The repayment of the sum so loaned shall be a special charge upon
the revenues of the Province of Marinduque accruing; from that portion thereof which was
annexed to said province by Act Numbered Four hundred and twenty-three. This loan is
made in pursuance of a resolution adopted by the provincial board of the Island of Mindora,
in the Province of Marinduque, on the twenty-fifth day of August, nineteen hundred and two.

SEC. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the
same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of
procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws,"  passed September twenty-sixth,
nineteen hundred

SEC.3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, October 6, 1902.

[No. 477]
AN ACT to repeal Acts Numbered One hundred and eighty, Two hundred and thlrty·two.
and Three hundred and seventy·three, amendatory of Act Numbered Seventy-four,
establishing a Department of Public Instructlon to repeal a certain paragraph in Act
Numbered Four hundred and thirty relating to night schools, and to amend Act Numbered
Seventy-four by providing, for the division of the archipelago into thirty-six school dlvlsions,
to amend section thirteen of '''The Provincial Government Act" Numbered Eighty-three, as
amended, and for other purposes. By authority of the United States, be enacted by the
Philippine Commission,that:

SEC. 5. The Archipelago shall be and is hereby divided into thirtv-six school divisions. In the
First Division (the city of Manila and its barrios) there shall be a city superintendent of
schools, and in each of the other divisions, except the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth,
and Thirty-sixth, there shall be a regularly appointed division superintendent.  The divisions
and the annual salaries of the Superintendent thereof shall be as follows:

Eighteenth Division, Marinduque and Mindoro, Two thousand dollars

BUREAU OF JUSTICE

Salaries and Wages, Bureau of Justice, nineteen hundred and three

Courts of First Instance, Seventh District:
One judge at four thousand dollars per annum, one clerk, Batangas, at one thousand one
hundred dollars per annum, one clerk, Marinduque, at Seven hundred dollars per annum,
one clerk, Mindoro, at eight hundred dollars per annum.   One employee Class H, two
employees Class J, one employee at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum, four
employees at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each.