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TIIE OMATTA'. DAILY DEE; THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1905.
SECRETARY SHAW'S REPORT
Head of Treasury Department Telle of
Fiaaooei of the Nation. ,
DEFICIT OF TWENTY-THREE MILLIONS
Estimate for Host Year Shows hat
tho 6ortriBit Will Probably
Ru Behind Eight Mil.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. .-Tha re
port of Secretary Shaw, made public today,
te In part aa follows: ' "
v TREABtTRT ' DEPARTMENT. WASH
INGTON. D. C. Deo. 6, Sir I have
the honor to submit the following- report:
Recelpta and expenditure llacal year IV.
The revenuea of the government from all
sources by warrants) for the fiscal year
ended June 90, 1906, were:
From customs ; I2A1,TM.8S.91
Vrom IntermU revenue 2X4.095,740.85
From revenues of the District
of Colurnbla 5,43.257.47
Prom sales of public lands 4,858,249.80
from profits on coinage, bullion
deposits, etc 4,419,698.99
From reimbursement of loan to
IjiuUlana Pun-ham Kxpoaltion '
company e.. 4,404.942.98
From fees consular, letters pat
ent and lands
From sales of Indian lands, pro
ceeds of Indian labor, etc
From navy pension, navy hos
pital, clothing; and deposit .
funds . 2.M6.334.03
From Immlarant fund 2,OH0.8G
From tax on circulation or na
From trust fundsV Department
of State ....
From payinent "of Interest by
Pacific Yallwsva i
From customs and navigation
fees, fines, penalties, etc
From prize money
From Holdlera' home permanent
From sales of government prop
From Judicial fees, fines, penal
ties, etc . '.
From sale of lands, buildings,
From proceeds of dividends on
Panama railroad slock, etc....
From deposits for surveying
From sales of ordnance material'
From contributions for river
and harbor Improvements-
From tax on sealskins
From depredations on , public
From license fees, etc., territory
From Alaska fund, act January
From Spanish Indemnity
From part payment of Central
Pacific railroad Indebtedness..
From postal revenues ; 152,826,586.10
Total recelpta .... $697,101,269.95
The expenditures' for the same period
For-the civil establishment, In
cluding foreign Intercourse,
public buildings, Panama
canal, collecting the revenues,
District of Columbia and other
miscellaneous expenses $131,887,291.65
For the military establishment.
Including rivers and harbors,
, forts, arsenals, seacoust de
fenses and expenses of the war
with Spain and In the PhillD-
pines f. . . . . :. , 122,175,074. 24
For the naval establishment, ln
vclurtinir '-construction of new
.,veee)s, machinery, armament.
. equlpmnt, improvement at
navy yards and e-rnensea of
' the war with Spain and In the
Philippines 117,6Sn.3fl 18
For Indian -service ........ 14.li3fi.073.71
For pensions 141.778,964.67
For interest on the public debt.. 24,690,944.10
For deficiency In postal revenuea 16,066,267.00
" Totl .-. $567.278 918.45
For postal service 15H,82,685.U
Total expenditures $720,105,498.65
Showing a deficit of V" 28,004.228 0
In addition to the. revenues Collected dur
Ing the yeat and- the amounts -received on
the Indebtedness of Pacific railroads, the
cMsh in the treasury was Increased $1,340 by
the Issuo of 4 per cent bonds In liquidation
of Interest accrued on refunding certlticates
converted during the year.
1 The securities redeemed on account of the
sinking fund were an follows:
Fractional currency 1
Treasury notes of 1861
One year notes of 18H3
Seven-thirties of 1864 and 1806
Compound Interest notes
Old demand notes
Five-twenties of 1862
Funded loan of 18xt, called
Funded loan of 1891, called
Funded loan of UJ91, continued at
' t per cent
loan of 1904. railed
Funded loan of IftoT, purchased....
National banknotes redeemed in
excess of deposits
Compared with the fiscal year 194. the
recelpta for 1906 Increased 112.SA6.S96.21.
There was a decrease of $5,879,447.10 in ex
penditures. ' Fiscal Year 106,
The revenues of the government for the
current fiscal year are thua estimated upon
the basis of existing laws:
From customs. $286,000,000 00
From internal revenue 242.00rt.00i) 00
From miscellaneous aourcea 40.000,0u0 00
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f Wm&Mt ' DR- BELL'S
t I AM 89 YEARS OLD, and nerer used any rem--ady
equal to Dr. Boll's Pine-Tar-Honey. H pi res
quick and permanent relief in prip as well a
(Vug hi and colds, ll makes weak Iluics strong.
. - - iljt. M. A. MnCALT, TaiuCali, Zj.
From postal revenuea.
Totsl estimated revenues... .$73. 590.516 00
The expenditures for the same period are
etlmated aa follows:
For the civil establishment fi.nm nnnno
For the military establishment.. 3..0'M
For the naval establishment....
24 . IM 00
I-or the Indian service
For public works
For Interest on the public debt.
For postal service
Total estimnted expendlturea.$746.5o.M5 t
Or a deficit of 8,uuo.ouO on
Fiscal Year lfeOT.
The estimates of appropriations required
for the fiscal year 1907, as submitted by the
executive departments and offices, are as
Legislative establishment $ 6,470,600.75
Executive proper I 33.750 00
Treasury department 10.270,144 60
War department 2,043,27 00
Interior department.. 6.4M.109 i)
Postofflce department! 1.623,700 oo
lept. of Agriculture. 7,626,210.00
Dept. Com. and Labor 2.340,099 80
Dept. of Justice 334,760 00-30.083. 189 30
Judicial establishment 973,94100
Military establishment 70,170,719 04
Indian affairs 8,212.628 23
Pensions 141,345,600 00
legislative t 7.000 00
Treasury department 6.601,538
War department 27,016,129 9
Interior department.. 424,274 00 . .
Dept. Com. and Labor - 441,000 00 '
Dept. of Justice 356, OW 00-34,844,937 1$
legislative .$6,83.234 63
Treasury department 13,476,318 73
War department 6.931,342 73
Interior department.. $.627,956 00
Dept. of Justice 6,913,872 00
Dept. Com. and Ibor 6,452,838 35
District of Columbia. 11, Z9. 264 00 63,664,82$ 43
Postal service, Including $11,636,
H0S deficit in postal revenues.. 193,210,07000
Permanent annual appropriations
Int. on public debt.. $24,000,000 00
Refunding custqms. . .
Internal revenue, etc 14,290,000 00 ,
from customs.... j... ' 6,600,00000 '
sive of sinking fund
and national bank
redemption fund.... 17,286.320 00 61,076.320 00
Note. The estimates of the State and
Navy departments not having been received
at the time the above table was prepared
(November 2a), the secretary is unable to
furnish the total estlmatea of appropria
tions. Operations of the Treasary. -
The ordinary revenues for 1906, as com
pared with 1904, show an Increase of $3,642,
9:16.46, while the expenditures were less by
$15,123,407.86. The net result for the fiscal
year was an excess of expenditures over
revenues of $23,004,228.60.
For the past two years the expenditures
of the government have been in excess of
the revenues to the aggregute amount of
more than $64,000,000. This, however, in
cluded the extraordinary expenditures in
1904 of $50,000,000 on account of the Panama
During the fiscal year 1905 there was an
addition of $100 to the intereat bearing
debt, while there were reductiona of Mo,
675 in the items on which interest had
ceased since maturity, and $3,302,146.30 In
the debt bearing no Interest. The net re
duction was $3,901,921.30.
The available cash balance In the gen
eral fund Juno 30, 1905, was $145,477,491.89, a
reduction for the year of $26,674,076.13.
The revenues for the first quarter of
1906 were $147,014,725.10 and the expenditures
$166.5S!j,96ii.66. an excess of expenditurrs
over receipts of $9.674, 241. 5. In the first
quarter of 19i6 expenditures were $17,856,615
in excess of receipts.
Condition of Rational Associations.
Latest reports from national banking as
sociations, made in response to the call
of the comptroller of the currency, show
the conditions existing on August 26, 1905.
These reports cover 6,757 banks, with a
paid-in capital stock of $799,870,22$ and a
surplus of $417,757,691. This surplus Is
nearly three times the amount required
to bo accumulated under the law. In addi
tion to the surplus, the earnings carried
as "other undivided profits" amount to
$202,530,366, the surplus and undivided
profits together amounting to over 77 per
cent of the paid-in capital. Deposits to the
credit of individuals are $3.820,'681,713 and
to the credit of banks $1,624,877,581; , the gi
gregate liabilities are $7,472,350,878. Tlie
hanks principal items or resources are s
follows: Loans, $3,998,509,152; bonds, securi
ties and other investments, $1,239,342,700:
specie. $4, 479, 453 (of -which $397,332,952 is
in aroldr- and gold eertlneojtean and legal
The secretary says . that ' the domestic
coinage of the mints amounted to 152,422,302
pieces, of which $79,983,691.50 was in gold
and but $310 of standard silver dollars.
The stock of bullion purchased under act
of 1890 became exhausted and abraded
colna should be recoined.
He asks permission 'to hold any part of
the gold reserve In bullion.
Customs and Bereaves.
Imports to the amount of $1,117,512,629 wero
landed upon United States wharves during
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1906, and upon
these Imports $262,060,528 of duty was col
lected. For the same period the exports of
merchandise were $1,518,661,720. At the port
of New York alone 3S0.0uft Invoices were ex
amined, 7,181.920 packages were received,
and of this number 748,192 were carried to
the appraiser's stores, opened and ex
amined. In other words, for each official
day at the port of New York 2.600 packages
of merchandise were examined, appraised
The receipts from Internal revenue taxes
for the fiscal year 1905. as shown by collec
tors' reports, were $234,187,976.37, a net in
crease over 1904 of $1,284,195.31.
The following Items show Increases for
1906: Distilled spirits, an increase of $148,
47.70; manufactured tobacco, an Increase of
The new and the true, U nature's most natural remedy, improved
by science to a pleasant, permanent, positive cure for coughs, colds
and all inflamed surfaces of the Lungs and Bronchial Tubes.
The sore, weary, cough-worn Lungs are exhilirated ; the microbe
bearing mucus is cut out ; the cause of that tickling is removed,
and the inflamed membranes are healed and soothed so that
there is no inclination to cough.
Over 4,000,000 Bottles Sold During 1904.
(OV AS ABSOLUTS GUARANTEE.)
The strongest evidence of the merits of a proprietary medicina
is the opinion of the consumer. Here is the record:
Over Two Million Bottles Sold in 100a.
Over Three MHBon Bottles Sold In 1903.
- Over Four Million Bottles Sold In 1004.
This evidences the opinion of the consumer regarding the merits
of Dr. bell's fine-Tar-Boney, best coug-tr medicine on the market.
KT LOOK FOR TKZ
35c, 50c and S1.00 Bottle.
MaauftttMred fcs . C C ftUTrtCKLAMO MCDICINC CO, fadussH. Ks,
$1,004,101.75; fermented liquors, an Increase of
tl.277.W4. 41; oleomsrgarine. an increase of
$121,31.36; mixed flour, an Increase of Skill;
adulterated butter, an Increase of $2,03.07;
process or renovated butter, an Increase of
The following Items show decreases for
19: Filled chese, a decrease of H.543.2S;
miscellaneous, a decrease of $1.281, 304.3).
The report says that during the year
twenty-eight public buildings were com-
pleted and sixteen Improved.
of fifty-eight was begun, making eighty
tour In course of construction.
The secret service division was actively
engaged during the year In the suppression
of counterfeiting, and In the course of Its
usual work arrested 632 offenders; cap
tured and confiscated $36.$0u in counterfeit
notes. $24,100 In counterfeit coin. 166 plates
for the printing of counterfeit notes, 97
metal dies, and 367 pairs of molds for
counterfeiting coins. There were but nine
new counterfeit notes placed In circulation
durlrg the year, of which four only were
sufficiently well executed to bring them
within the dangerous class. The more Im
portant urrests Included three combina
tions of criminals operating In different
cities, but all engaged In counterfeiting
the notes of the Austro-Hungarlan govern
ment. The necessary arrangements were
made for the establishment of a branch
of the service at Honolulu, Hawaii, where
there have been some evidences of coin
ing enterprises . Assistance was rendered
to the other executive departments In
special cases of Importance. All the ex
pense in connection with these special
matters was borne by the other depart
ments, and none of it charged aanlnst the
appropriation for suppressing counterfeit
ing. In s -general way, the service main
tained Its high record for efficiency.
Territory of Hawaii. -
The debt of Hawaii assumed by the term
of the joint resolution of July 7, 1898, con
sisted of $3,235,400 In interest bearing bonds
and SI64.5.0.X1 in postal savings deposits.
This Indebtedness has been fully paid by
the United States, except $2,908. It In postal
savings certificates, not ret presented ror
The necessity for an elastic currency has
received fresh emphasis In the financial
conditions of the . last few months. Mil
lions were loaned, approximately at 1 per
cent In midsummer, and call money reached
25 per cent In November. The exceedingly
low rale was about aa dangerous as the
high rate, for the latter was the logical ro
suit of the former. Such extremes can and
should be rendered Impossible.
As a means to this end, I suggest the ad
visability of permitting national banks to
Issue a volume of additional government
guaranteed currency, equal In amount to 50
per cent of the bond secured currency main
tained by them, but subject to a tax of 6 or
t per cent until redeemed by the deposit of
a like amount In the treasury. By elimi
nating the words "secured by United State
bonds deposited with the treasurer of the
United States" from national banknotes
now authorised, the additional currency
would be Identical in form with that based
upon a deposit of bonds, and Its presence
would not alarm, for it would not be known.
No new and distinct or unguaranteed form
of money should be Injected Into our sys
tem. The tax would be ample, and more
than ample, to cover the risk to the govern
ment in guaranteeing redemption. Mant
festly, this additional currency would not
spring Into being until Interest rates ex
ceeded 6 per cet, and it would aa promptly
retire when rates became normal. Under
these or any similar provisions 10 per cent
money would be well-nigh Impossible, and
the Treasury department would be saved a
most embarrassing responsibility. Tnis
may not be the only means of adding nn
element of elasticity to our currency sys
tem, the need of which la universally recog
nized. I suggest It as the plan which to my
mind seems most feasible, and one fraught'
with no danger.
A Department Savings Bank.
,There are in the District of Columbia.
approximately, 17,000 clerks and other per
manently employed officials, ' receiving a
salary of $900 or more per annum. Many
of these are well advanced in years, sev
eral nearly 90. quite a number past 80, and
hundreds past 70. Some of these would
have been separated front the service ere
this but for the element of sympathy
which can not be eliminated In concrete
cases where sepsratlon means casting the
unfortunate upon the Charity of friends.
and especially If there be no friends. It
Is Impossible to observe the faithful ser
vice of this great army of associates for
any considerable period without becoming
interested In -their- welfare.' - ''
I believe It Incumbent upon the govern
ment to do everything reasonably witnin
Its power to Inculcate within the depart
ments principles 'of eeohomyauch Ss, Ben
jamin Franklin taught, the application of
which will, in every case, barring sickness
and misfortune. Insure competency.
There are In the treasury building 359
clerks who have served over thirty years.
One hundred dollars saved each year and
kept nt Interest at 4 per cent would have
yielded i.i in ly $6,000; which Is a competency
In many portions of the United States and
actual wealth in some.
For the purpose of encouraging those in
departmental service to save something
from their salaries (which average, in my
Judgment, fully 2F per cent higher, all
things considered, than Is paid for like
services elsewhere). I think it would be
wise to charter a savings bank upon the
mutual plan prevalent in aome of the
Sarah Berks took Electric Bitters for
headache, and can now meet her social
engagements. 50c. For sale by Sherman
McConncll Drug Co.
Diamonds Frcnser, 15th and Dodge.
Brothers Die Suddenly.
JOLIET. 111.. Dec. . Almost simulta
neously. Martin and George Hlcka, brothers
and members of a well known family, met
sudden death last night. One succumbed to
a hemorrhage and the other died front
shock over the news of his brother's death.
CELL OH THE COTTLE. 1
METCALF MAKES HIS REPORT
Larrs Amount Bayed by Consolidation and
Reorganisation of Bareans.
MR. GARFIELD'S WORK IS REVIEWED
Reports on Electrical Service, av
laa BankS, laiara.ee, Fisheries .
nasi Jadlclal Statistics
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND
LABOR, OFFICE OF TUB SECRETARY.
WASHINGTON. Dec. S.-To the President:
1 have the honor to submit herewith, for
transmission tr congress, In aocorflanee
with the provisions ot the orsanlc act, the
annual report at this department:
The reoorrimehdutlOK mnrts in m nnrt
for the fiscal year ended Jur 30 19"4
tliRt, as far ss practicable, the dlHburxlnsr
offices authorized by lnw and now exist
ing In some of the subordinate bureaus he
consolidated with the disbursing office of
me Department ot commerce and Inbor
Is renewed. Such a .consoUda'Uon will re
sult in a savtnK f both time and expense
in the examlnutloni or accounts and the
payment of vouchers.- The bookkeeping of
the department will be simplified, and the
exact status of accounts and balances of
appropriations. Including the balances of
advancea on requisitions, can be ascertained
without dlffloulty. as the. ledgers of the
department will allow the Disbursements
from day to day.
Should consolidation be effected, the
work of disbursing the annroDiiatlona of
the department and tha several bureaus and
omees thereof win come under the personal
supervision ot the. secretary. '
The estlmatea - submitted for the fiscal
year ending- June 3d, 1W, for the general
salary account and contingent and miscel
laneous expenses, are S22&3H0.13 less than
the total amounts appropriated for simllnr
purposes for the flsral- year ending June
30, )i, and the allotment for printing and
mnoing is estimated nt :w,onn, a reduction
In that expense of S140,0mV This la a total
reduction of $362,380.13 from the amount
appropriated for these purposes In the pres
ent fiscal year.
These decreases have been made possible
by ths consolidation and organisation of
work done by the office of the aecretary
and some of the bureaus, and by reducing
the estimate" for the work of the Bureau
of the Census and Immigration 8ervlce. -
The estimate for the ofTlcs of the secre
tary Is Increased 170,000 for additional spe
cial agents to examine trade relations
abroad and to Inquire Into the methods of
work snd the efficiency of the department's
employes scattered throughout the United
States and contiguous foreign countries,
but as a reduction of (3,640 Is made In the
estimate for the office of the aecretary
relating to annual salaries, the net In
crease for that office la )t,4i0.
- - .
Barest of Corporations.
The work of the Bureau of Corporations
haa developed along the lines Indicated
In the first annual report of the commis
sioner. Its most Important work of a legal
nature has been the further study of
the plan proposed In the first report for
the supervision and regulation, by "federal
license." of corporations engaged In Inter
state and foreign- commerce. The inade
quacy of state legislation to regulate or
control In any proper measure the corpora
tions engaged in Interstate commerce has
been most clearly demonstrated. The great
railway systems and the greater Industrial
corporations extending their operations
through many states, some throughout the.
entire United States, are but nominally
supervised or controlled by the statea from
which their charters were obtained. Some
of these corporations have shown not only
a disregard for stale laws,, but have be
come potent factors to directing the poli
tical policies of the state.
Tha federal-license plan" recognises that
real supervision, real (regulation, can only
be enforced by a government whose Juris
diction and power arareat enough to cope
with the. corporation. is supervised or
reguiaiea.f. . ., ,
The question of federal supervision over
Inmirnrv. mrhnanleS rhes - 'been Careful! V
considered. "The recent ITivestlgaUofris under
state " authority .of awm Inxurance com
panics show the need of careful supervision
but it is dear thatthAcornmlSHiuiier f
corporations, tindef rWrcBnt'aoT.' and In
view of the deelslomrof tire sopremo -court,
has no Jurisdlctlqn over insurance . com
panies. Whether the, federal government
can surjervlse add regwate Insurance com
panics can be determined only after further
legislation and Judicial declnion.
A snectal report dealing with certain fea
tures of the beef Industry was. by direction
of the president, transmitted to congress
March 8, 1905. That investigation was con
ducted In pursuance of a resolution of the
house of representatives. The published
report dealt only with that portion of the
resolution having to do with prices and
the margin of profit between the price of
cattle and dressed beef; the other portion
of the resolution regarding combination
waa not reported upon, for the reason that
questions relating thereto were then pend
ing in court and being considered, by the
Department of Justice.
In pursuance of resolutions of the house
of representatives, special investigations of
the on ana steel industries are peing con
ducted. In both of these Industries general
Inquiries had theretofore been oegun by
the bureau. The other Investigations now
In progress deal with sugar, tobacco, coal,
and lumber. In all of these subjects the
Inquiry extends from the production of the
raw material to the finished product, cov
ering the questions of transportation and
distribution aa well as manufacture. It Is
necessary to atudy the foreign conditions
of the great staples, for the reason that our
trade conditions are affected by the world s
markets. If the results of these investiga
tions are to be of real value, they must
be based upon the broadest possible
knowledge of all conditions, both at home
and abroad, affecting a special Industry.
Bsrcsa of Labor. '
During ths fiscal year ended June 80, 1906,
the bureau ot labor issued Its nineteenth
annual report that for 19U4. Thla report
presents the results of an extensive Inves
tigation Into the wagea and hours of labor
In tha leading manufacturing and mechan
ical industries of the United Statea during
the period from 1890 to 1893, Inclusive. This
Investigation waa designed to cover thor
oughly the principal distinctive occupations
In the leading Industries belonging to this
large industrial group In all aectlona of the
country, with a view to securing data which
would be representative ot conditions and
show the trend of wages and noura of
labor during the period covered. It la to ba
regretted that the force available for the
prosecution of the work did not admit of
the extension of the Investigation to soma
of the other great Industrial groups, such
aa transportation, mining, and agricul
ture. Another report completed and printed
during the year relates to labor disturb
ances in the state ot Colorado. The report
comprehends an exhaustive history of
labor disturbances In that state during
the period of twenty-five years from
to 1904, , Inclusive. The accounts of the
strikes previous to 1903, as given In this
report, are based upon local histories,
official reports of state officers and records
contained in the state library of Colorado.
To ascertain the facts regarding the
atrlkea of 1903 and 1904 an agent of tha
bureau visited the various localities In
volved and obtained statements from the
mine managers and labor union officials.
He also interviewed officials of the state,
of tha Mine Owners' association at va
rious places and of the Citizens' alliance,
and citisens generally. The report Is be
lieved to present complete information In
regard to the questions at Issue in the
During the year work haa been carried
forward In the collection of data relative to
atrlkea and lockouts In the United States,
which will form the subject of the twenty
first annual report that for the year 190i.
The report will cover strikes and lockouts
during the period from 1901 to 1905, in
clusive, in continuation of the reports
already wade covering the period 1KS1 to
AdSlttaaal Iaaalrlrs Recommended.
The annual report of the director calla
attention to the fact that the bureau of
the census haa nearly completed the special
reports authorised by the permanent census
law, and that the time is opiiortune for
taking up certain other Investigations of
great interest and importance, some of
which have been entirely neglected hereto
fore, probably because of the lack of a
permanent statistical office with resources
sufficient for the work, while others have
been undertaken at an earlier period by
the census and ought now to be brought up
to date. If these investigations are author
ised by congress at this session they can
be carried on with advantage snd will keep
the bureau profitably employed during the
Interval of three years yet to elapse before
the time arrives when preparations must be
made for the thirteenth, census. The di
rector recommends that authority be given
to take up the following subjects, and in
these recommendations I concur:
L A five-year report on the electrical
services, street railways, public powar sta
tions, telephones and telegraphs, etc.. In
Ucu ot tUs un-ye&r tfots now authojistd.
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Ask Your Druggist for Free Pe-ru-na
J. A report on savings banks, co-operative
savings institutions, home building-association
-aitd t similar-fiduciary organizations
for the promotion of individual thrift.
J. A report on life, fire and marine Insur
ance. 4. A report on the fisheries Industry. In
co-operation with the bureau of fisheries.
6. A compilation of the results of the
several state censuses of population taken
5. A report covering the Judicial statistics
of the several states, covering the Indict
able offenses recorded In the court dockets
and the disposal of these cases.
Trade with the World.
The increase In Imports was distributed
among all of the grand divisions and most
of the principal countries, while the In
crease In exports was chiefly to China,
Japan, Canada, Argentina, Cuba and the
new Republic of Panama. The increase in
Imports was: From Europe, 141,000,000; from
North America. $28,000,000; from South
America, J30,0n0,000; from Asia and Ocean lea,
124,000,000,- and from Africa, $2,000,000. The
Increase from Europe was distributed
among the principal countries, and was
chiefly composed of manufactured articles
and raw wool, raw silk, hides and skins
and diamonds. In exports a reduction of
$37,000,000 occurred In the trade with Eu
rope, due to the falling off In exports of
wheat and flour, and a reduction of over
$5,000,000 In the trade with Africa, where
a general reduction of imports haa char
acterized the last two years.
To North America the exports Increased
$3f.000.000, of which $11,000,000 was to Cuba,
$9,000,000 to Canada and nearly $4,000,000 to
Panama. To South America the exports
Increased $t.0fl0.00, of which practically all
was to Argentina. To Asia the Increase
In exports amounted to $G8.000.000. of which
141 ono .000 was to China and $27,000,000 to
Japan, Of the $41,000,000 Increase to China,
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$23,600,000 was In cotton cloths, $10,000,000
In copper and $2,1)00.000 In- mineral oil. Of
the $27,000,000 Increase to Japan, $14,000,000
was In raw rotton, $3,600,000 in eole leather,
$1,000,000 In cotton cloths and $1,000,000 In
Boreas of Imsaigratlon.
The number of aliens who applied for ad
mission during the year 1,026,499 is In ex
cess by 237,507 of the number reported for
1882. the arrivals during which year were
in excess of those during any year prior to
1903. and 213,ti2 In excess of the arrivals
In 1904. With respect to the sources from
which these Immigrants are derived, It la
Interesting to note that, compared with the
corresponding flgurea for the last year, the
quota from Russia Increased by 89,i56; from
Italy 2S.1R3, and from the United Kingdom
49.644. This and mtich other Information
of practical value upon the subject of alien
immigration Is shown In the annual report
of the commissioner general of Immigra
tion, to which attention Is directed.
The Important feature is that mora than
a million aliens have been added to our
population in the course of twelve months,
a fact that suggests the necessity of con
sidering whether some adequate measure
should not be adopted so to limit the num
ber of arrivals aa to lessen the obvious
dangers from our alien population Increas
ing more rapidly than It can be assimilated.
Various suggestions have been made with
this end in view, but there is none which
promises so effectively to control the ac
tual number of arrivals as the suggestion
of the commissioner general that the num
ber brought bn any one vessel should be
limited so as to bear a fixed ratio to the
tonnage of auch vessel. Such a plan would
furthermore have the additional advantage
that It would remove the temptation to
bring aliens of whose admissibility there
could be any question, aa well aa avoid the
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should be deeply interested in what he has said about soda
crackers, because they are the one food with which all of
thepi are familiar.
Uncle Sam has given out figures showing that soda
crackers are richer in nutriment and body-building elements,
properly proportioned, than any food made from flour.
This is saying much for common soda crackers, and
much more for UnOOdd BlSCUlt, because they are
soda crackers of the best quality. They are baked better
more scientifically. They are packed better more cleanly.
The damp, dust and odor proof package retains all the good
ness and nutriment of the wheat, all the freshness of the best
baking, all the purity of the cleanest bakeries.
Your Uncle Sam has shown what food he thinks best
for his people. His people have shown that ihey think
Uneeda Biscuit the best of that food, nearly
400,000,000 packages having already been consumed.
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
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Almanac for 1906
unsanitary conditions resulting' from over
crowding In the steerage.- .
Those denied admission, 11,480, represent
only about l'per cent of the total. That
they do not represent all, however, who
should be refused admission is clear from
the fact that many of those admitted In
previous years have become public charges
or have been found to be here In violation
of law after admission. Of auch, 846 were
discovered during the year, and rfter
hearing as to their right to be in tha
United States were deported. Many are
not discovered, and many who are not
within the excluding provislona of the law
are nevertheless a detriment to the United
States. Among these may be reckoned tho
large number of children, whose parents
have been left behind, who seek admission,
professedly to go to school.
Chinese Exclusion. ' (
Of the exempt classes of Chinese applying
for admission for the first time, 800 out ot
1.084 were admitted and 284 deported during
the year, while of 618 applying for readmla
sion as domiciled merchants 64S were al
lowed to land and seventy were deported.
During the same period but fifty-seven of
f.so returning laborers were allowed to enten
There were also allowed to enter the United
States during the year 6S4 Chinese persona
who were found to be citisens of this coun
try, having been born here. Thus the num
ber of Chinese persons who entered tha
United States for the first time during ths
last year was 800. The total number of
Chinese admitted to the United State dur
ing the last year was 2.S0&
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Pnrrhaslnaj Aarent Arrives.
NEW YORK, Dec. . D. W. Ross, pt
chasing agent for the iBthmlan oanal, ar
rived here today on tha steamer Advance
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