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THURSDAY, - DECEMBER 23, 1897 i
A SURPLUS, KOT A
The New York Tribune says:
Hereafter the secretary of war shall
annually submit estimates in detail
for river and harbor improvements
required for the ensuing fiscal year to
the secretary of the treasury, to be
included in and carried into the sum
total of the book of estimates.
This quotation from the last Sun
dry Civil Appropriation bill, as it
became a law and stands upon the
statute books, explains the apparent
prospect of a deficit in the fiscal year
which is to begin on Julj 1, 1898.
A good deal of distress has been
manifested in certain quarters over
the figures of the report of the sec
retary of the treasury, which indicate
a deficit in the next fiscal year. The
people indulging in this distress will
perhaps be gratified to know that the
deficit is only apparent, and that the
figures, which considered in the light
of the paragraph cited, warrant the
assertion that the next fiscal year
will bhow a surplus of $30,000,000
instead of a deficit of $21,000,000.
The explanation of this apparent defi
cit is found in a single line on page
12 of the secretary's report. It is
as to.'lows: "Public works, war de
The above is the formal "estimate"
for river and harbor improvements
in the fiscal year in question, now re
quired to be inserted in the annual
estimates sent to congress by the
secretary of the treasury. Prior to
the adoption of this new requirement
the secretary of war made his esti
mates of the amount required for the
river and harbor improvement on the
judgment of the chief of engineers,
Now he is obliged to insert in the
annual estimates every dol'ar that
any and every subordinate officer in
charge of the various improvements
the country over may choose to
name as the amount that can be
"profitably expended" during the
coming fiscal year.
Everybody familiar with the re
ports or othcers m charge or river
and harbor works knows that it is
their habit to recommend the appro
priation of large sums, usually two
or three times as much as is expect.
ed to be obtained. It has also been
the habit of the war department for
many years to reduce to about one
third of their dimensions the esti
" mates made by these subordinate
An example of this may be found
in the total estimates for river and
harbor works sent to congress in De
cember, 1891, to cover the expendi
tures of the fiscal year 1893, for
which the secretary recommended an
appropriation cf $113,208,303. On
the very same page began a lengthy
table which gave the detailed esti
mates presented for the various
rivers and harbors, the total of these
figures $52,489,950. That table was
preceded by the following note :
"River and harbor, showing the
amount that can be profitably ex
pended in the next fiscal year. The
following statement is not furnished
as a part of the annual estimates for
the public service required by the
-v act of March 3, 1875, to be present-
ed by the secretary of war lo the
secretary of the treasury, but is in
serted as a convenient and custom
ary summary of items'taken from
the annual report of the chief of en
gineers for the fiscal year 1801, show-
.tig, under the provision of the act of
congress, approved March .2, 1867,
the 'amount : that can be profitably
expended in the next fiscal year' on
each of the woiks mentioned."
In this case it will be seen that the
figures 'covering the "amount that
can be profitably expended in the
next fiscal year" were $52,489,950,
while the amount that was actually
estimated was $13,208,383. The re-
suit was that the total estimates in
bhat year as they went to contained
for river and harbor improvements
on the condensed item of $13,208,
393, instead of the elaborate esti
mate of "profitable expenditures
amounting- to $52,489,950. This
year, however, the law enacted by
the last congress compels the secre
tary to put into the annual estimates
the eutire sum named in these state
ments of the "amount that can he
profitably expended in the next fiscal
year.". The result is that tne sum
"estimated" for river and harbor
wprks alone in the next fiscal-year
is. $65,400,409.81, while nobody ex
pects that the appropriations will be
more than one-third of this sum.
It is apparent that the actual ap
propriations icr'the nscal year win
be $20,000,000 less than the esti
mated receipts, instead of $20,000,-
Notice is hereby given that bids will
be received by the county court for keep
ing the county charges by the week for
the ensuing year. All bids mnrt be
filed with the clerk on or before the 5th
day ot January, 1898, at 9 o'clock a. m.
Court reserves the right to reject any
aod all bide. A. M. Kklsat,
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
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' TIME CARD.
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at5:25p. m.. leaves at 5:30 p. m. No. 2, to Pendle
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from Baker City and Unlou Pacific, arrives at
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do Moro 1
do Grass Valley .-...2 26
do Kent i 8 Ot
do Cross Hollows .r 4 6t
Antelope to Cross Hollows IS
. do Kent. 2 OS
do Grass Valley 3 0
do Moro 3 6
do Deschuees 4 00
do Dalles - 5 00
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