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WHAT DOES A MILLION DOLLARS MEAN, ANYWAY?
COOWT H13 PRIVATE. Ft3- JHTKOLZ How Morgans billions and billions and billions look to Artist Higgins. What is a million dollars, any way? Here are the newspapers tell ing us about that Pujo money trust investigation in Washing ton and talking about a million here and ten millions there and a hundred millions in another place, and they even get into the billions when they show by tes timony that J. Pierpont Morgan controls 134 corporations having an aggregate capital of $25,335,-000,000. Get that $25,335,000,000? What do all these figures mean? Correspondent Gilson Gardner decided to find out if there was any way by which the human mind could be made to grasp such monster sums, so he went to see the Hon. O. P. Austin of the government's bureau of statistics, who eats nothing but figures for breakfast, dinner and supper. Austin put it this way: "The United States treasury experts will count 4,000 silver