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Items of Interest
The Treasury receipts for the calendar year 1904 were $540,000,000, and the expenditures (including the Panama payment) $562,000,000—a deficit for the year of $22,000,000. As compared with the previous calendar year, the receipts show a falling off of $8,000,000 and the expenditures an increase of $50,000,000. The decrease in custom receipts was $9,000,000. Civil and miscellaneous expenditures increased $13,000,000; War Department $9,000,000; Navy Department, $23,000,000; pensions, $2,000,000, and interest $1,000,000.
Imports for the first eleven months of 1904 were $939,000,000, an increase over the corresponding period of 1903 of $22,000,000. Imports free of duty, for the same period, increased $42,000,000, while the dutiable imports decreased $20,000,000. In 1903, 43½ per cent of the imports were free of duty; in 1904, 47 per cent.
Practically the entire increase in free imports was in coffee, India rubber, and raw silk. Dutiable imports decreased $20,000,000. although raw sugar and wool increased $28,000,000. All other dutiable imports decreased nearly $50,000,000. Of this decrease $20,000,000 was in iron and steel.
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Religion and Joyousness
CLARENCE A. BUSKIRK.
The Gospel of Giving
ELIZABETH EARL JONES.
Annual Meeting of the Church in Concord
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Albert E. Miller
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Mary Baker Eddy
A Cry in the Wilderness
John B. Willis
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Fannie L. Sellew
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Harry Vance Swope
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