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Dec. 5, 1917.
CONGRESS WILL SPEND $37,000,000 A DAY More Than Thirteen Billions Estimated As Cost of Govern nient During Coming Year. ni ß u^ n . g th , e fiscal year 1919 it is esti by.tl'A - t l? asury department that sum of $13,500,000,000 will be required operate the United States government greatest sum in the history of the non nnn ni ®’} t ’ x° f this huge sum $H,000,- WJO.OOO is for he war alone. Only part of i inis Will come from taxation, the other Portion being from Liberty bonds. No ! Pievious estimate had exceeded two bil -1 nons. Following is a statement of the esti mates under their headings: Legislative, $8 026, 325. Executive, $65,329,369. Judicial, $1,396,190. Agricultural, $26,458,551. Foreign intercourse ,$6,535,072. Military (army), $6,615,936,554. Navy, $1,014,077,503. Indian, $12,255,210. Pensions, $157,060,000. Panama canal, $23,171,624. Public works (practically all fortifica tmnsO, $3,504,918,055- Postal service, $331 818,345. Miscellaneous, $1,026,208,317. Permanent annual appropriations $711,166,825. Total (cents omitted here and above), $13,504,357,940. I'educt, sinking fund and postal return, $185,632,345. Total, $13,018,725,595. More than $1,000,000,000 will be- expend 'd for the signal service, which includes the army for the air. One billion dollars is asked for the pay of the army and miscellaneous expenses. Fop hospitals and medicines, $157,000,000 is appropri ated. Vor gathering information, the general staff asks $2,000,000. Ammuni tion will cost $390,000,000 and machine guns, $237,000,000. The stupendous amounts will cost Uncle Sam about $37,- 600,000 a day. WHERE THEY MET. They were both returned soldiers and h l just been introduced to each other. Do you know,” said one, "I can’t help but think I have met you before.” “And strangely enough, sir, I have a very similar feeling about you.” ' A'ere you at (censored) last July?” "I was, sir.” "And were you present at the time the mine exploded and blew up the whole place?” "I was, sir.” ‘Then, now I know where,l have seen you before. I passed you as you were going up and I was coming down!” —Los Angeles Times. Sidney Webb, the English political economist, says -that the world faces a famine after the war. KING’S KING’S 1 — ' . S ‘A MODERN DRUG STORE” ALL STANDARD PROPRIETARY AND PATENT MEDICINES AT LOWEST PRICES. EVERYTHING PURE AND FRESH. EVERYTHING THE SOLDIER NEEDS Norris Candies, Shaving Soaps, Waterman’s Fountain Pens, Perfumes, Pipes, Flashlights, Toilet Articles, Shaving Brushes, Sterno Kitchenettes, Cigars, Thermos Kits, Stationery, Traveling Cases, Hair Brushes, Thermos Bottles, Cigarettes, Drinking Cups, Tooth Brushes, Safety Razors, Combs, Military Brushes. Tobacco, Sterno Stoves, Toilet Soaps, TRY A DRINK AT OUR SODA FOUNTAIN We invite you to make this “Your Drug Store” and feel perfectly at home. Any information gladly given. SPECIAL * i .4 r • For the convenience of Soldiers at Camp Hancock we have estab lished a quick Motor-Cycle Delivery. Phone orders promptly filled. ■■■ ( KING’S PHARMACY (©) 13th and Broad Sts. - - •» Phone 615 TRENCH AND CAMP WHY HIS COAT WAS UNBUTTONED A private of foreign extraction recent ly appeared at reveille with his overcoat unbuttoned, contrary to regulations. The colonel, who happened to be on the scene, noticed this discrepancy. He called the man out of the ranks, u ok him to his of fice and delivered a stern lecture on the necessity of military exactitude. Luring the admonition, the private maintained a dignified silence. When the colon :1 had Trench and Camp Outfitters —FOR— Our Soldier Boys U. S. A. Regulation Cots, Steel Cots, Wood Cots, All Cotton Cot Pads, All Silk Floss Pads. All Feather Pillows, All Cotton Pillows, All Silk Floss Pillows, Camp Chairs, Folding Chairs, Folding Stools, Folding Steamer Chairs, Folding Tables, U. S. A. Army Trunks, Suit Cases. Second Floor BAILIE-EDELBLUT FURNITURE CO. 708-710-712 Broadway Phone 1632. Complete Lines of Christmas Jewelry at Reasonable Prices. GUARANTEE JEWELRY COMPANY Popular Price Jewelers. 976 Broad Street Phone 484> finished, he pointed to the door. The man went out. The following morning he appeared at reveille with his coat again unbuttoned. When the formality was concluded, the captain called him to one side. “Didn't the colonel tell you to keep your coat buttoned?” he demanded. The private regarded him blankly. “I say. didn’t the colonel tell you to keep your coat but toned?” The man looked at the officer Needful Articles —FOR— Sammie Boys Bedding Rolls, Clothing Rolls, Laundry Bags, Gun Covers, Pistol Covers, Post Cards, Tent Rugs, Tents Made to Order. First Floor T. G. BAILIE &CO. 708-710-712 Broadway Phone 1632. with a puzzled expression— “Me no spik Engleesh,” he affirmed mildly. Smith Brothers Co. Wholesale Grocers Most Complete Line of Camp Supplies in the City. WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS. i.» > , ■ 1 t.t ' '!■■ t.' •*: ■- Phones: 3068 and 566. 922 Walker Street. Page 15 [ nM J Yw IL v Ci V ’ $ T ra ma JI i