The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 244, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 4, 1917 Page: 4 of 14
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HOUSTON DAILY POST: TU JAY MORNING. DZCEJXZ
UIEL BE REDUCED
;i Esdgd for 1919 Mnck
Less" ITaa torrent Year.
- -Ul for Jlaintenance and Im-
- proTemeat Estimated at $29'
. .515697 largest Sum for
i 'Ai :f JCkisfippi Eirer.
(Ateisid Prta RtperL)
WASHOfOTON. Dec. I. The cost and
'''lalntannnca and Improvement of har-
X and waterways Mtiliied in the hsnd-
nf f the country'" water borne com-
merce was estimated to congress Monday
at $1$$1M97 for the fiscal year. 191 9.
That is reduction of more than 5 000.-
f' from the amount appropriated for
the' current year. As usual the largest
run estimated was for the Mississippi
ilver total of Sll.lli.000. For the Ohio
rtver $5004000 was proposed and for the
harbor of New York where the largest
portion of the country's foreign com-
merce Is handled. $1010.000 which in-
clude provision for improvements on the
Hudson and East rivers estimates or to
Utter waterway amounting to U.soo.ooo.
stimates for the Delaware and Schuyl-
kill rivers amount to 11.655.000 and for
Norfolk harbor .and Thimble shoal im-
Details of the largest estlmatei for
; Mississippi river: Passes Jl.400.000.
I Flood control (including improvements
and maintenance from head of passes to
moots of Ohio and expenses of Missis-
sippi river commission.. $10000000;
- mouth of Ohio to mouth of Missouri.
HM.M0: mouth of Missouri to Minneap-
v Oil $400000: lock and dam construction
t 1 between St Paul and Minneapolis 0.000.
reservoirs and headwaters 133.000:
' Missouri river six-foot channel. Kansas
: City to mouth. J5O0.O00; Ohio river locks
' awl dams below Pittsburg and Plttsbarg
harbor J5.OOS.O0O; Allegheny river locks
and dams and open channel work. $0S.-
'000; narrows of Lake Champaigne $200.-
.000; Delaware river above Trenton.
: $&s.M0; Allegheny avenue Philadelphia to
the sea. Ji.joo.ooo.
Harbor estimates Include Galveston.
Other Items are: Removing water hya-
Ciath Alabama. Louisiana Mississippi
and Texas $20000; Louisiana bayous and
Fint Shell Case Is
'? Given to President
Anxiltd Prtu R'Po-)
"0ASHlfGTON. I-Vc. 3 -The shell case
Which held the first shot fired by an
American artillery man on the western
front -was presented Tresiilent Wilson
Monday bv the party of congressmen 1io
recently made an unofficial visit to the
. battlefields. They also conveyed greet-
ings from King Albert a:id President
Each member of the party including
Representative Goodwin of Arkansas has
ft shell case from the first bombardment.
. Major Gvneral I Biddle. acting chief of
i ataff f the .iraiy presented the follow-
letter from Mijor General William L.
fclbert to Major General Tasker 11. Bliss
Chief of staff:
'1 am forwarding to you case of first
shell fired by our artillery against the
enemy fired by there is given the desig-
nation of the unit Leleted in accordance
With the voluntary censorship regula-
tions) on October IS 1917. It occurred to
me that this would In- an acceptable sou-
enir to the president. If this meets
' Jrour approval I request that it bo given
to the president In the name of the first
. division American expeditionary forces
The letter is lated November i.
' Postponed to Dec. 1 1
Heuiten Post SftcM.)
AUSTIN. Texas. lec. 3. In orcr to
five further time for ths collection of
data to be used in the preparation of the
Btan to be presented to the government
tfficiala at Wishing; tor). Governor Hobby
has postponed the time of u meeting of
the committee to secure federal aid for
the drouth stricken section of Texas from
December t to December 11.
The governor has sent the following
telegram to United States Senators Cul-
berson snd Sheppard and Texas repre-
sentatives in congress:
"I am reliably inform! Herbert C.
Hoover is sympathetic wtlh reference to
application mane in behalf of the drouth
i stricken section of Texas for federul aid.
Permit me to sugg-st that you use best
Influence in behaif of this request which
If granted should mean much to the re-
lief of our own citizens and inceased pro-
duction of needed food supplies."
Lodge Favors War on
Allies of Germany
(Assocuitii Prtu Ripori.)
' -WASHINGTON Dec. J. Senator Lodge
tnUng republican on the senate foreign
relations committee declared Monday he
favored war by the United States against
Austria. Turkey ana Bulgaria.
"We have sent the mission headed hv
Colonel House abroad to secure unity of
action" he said. "A ore-requisite of
snitjr. I believe is for ail to be fighting
WW same enemies.
i ; (Htuston Post Sptcul)
AUSTIN. Texas. Dec 3. Chartered
Automobile Gasoline company Dallas
capital stock $50M. Incorporators: .V K.
Anderson inrsii: ;. '. Alber Dallas; E
II. Nielsen San Antonio. .
Cattlemen's Petroleum company Hous-
ton; capital stock $7.'..OO0 Incorioratoi s
H. 8. Dew. B. N". Flickmger and H. W
leWL all of Houston.
r Permits to do business in Texas grant
Middle States Petroleum company
Tola. Ok.: capital stock $200000. Texas
reartqua iters in Beaumont: J. K. Josey.
jseaamoni. agsni i.i tne state.
National Dollir Shirt Shops Inc. New
York city; capital stock $4!0000. Texas
headquarters 4n Dallas; A. V. Ackerman
agent in i eias
Charter amendments filed:
Lron A Matthews company. Bowie de
ereaalns capital stock from $300000 to
Maverick-Clarke Litho company San
Antonio Increasing capital stock from
T.tW9 tO IZOT.OOO.
Marshall Cotton Oil company Jffr
ehalL Increasing capital stock from
StfOJHW to IVo.lKHJ.
Metropolitan Investment company. Dal
laa -changing name to N'eches Lumber
And Suualng company.
Kankin-RiU company. Corpus Chrlsti
chancing name to Hill Cook & Pope.
bam Augustine County Lumber com-
anjt Keltys increasing capital stock
...om ssw.wv to siuv.vw.
Tn bcnoeilKopi' company Dallas in-
ring capital stock Irom $ls0.900 tc
'i f Tel-Tex company. Tenill. rham
' principal office to DalUs increasing
uU stock from $3(..0yo to $123000 and
-Idlng plants at Greenville Corsirana
Jnney Terrell ar.d other places to be
I ttlfloates of dissolution:
martllo Drug nr.!l Sundries company
xniu. iviioa vuuniy r.lealor com
Jiunaay; j. r. Kesseler Dry Goods
oany. noueton; u conned Kxtenaion
. m ana ruiure company. Dallas: Cor
a-.Onj ana oas company. Houston
rxaa-ttexican .umoer company ban
ARMY OF 1500 000
HEN FOR NEXT YEAR
Estimated Appropriations Proit
for Mamteninct of This Nadber.
Coit to V. 5. of Conductini Wuk
1919 Will Exceed $11000
000000 Salariei Eua
WASHINGTON Dec 1 A war budget
of more than Ul.OOO.OOMOe to pay army
and navy costs during: ths fiscal year
faced congress Monday when the
government s estimates were presented.
The sum represents only the strictly
military expenses that can be estimated
so far In advance and Is more than two
and a half billion larger than similar ap-
propriations made for the year l17-llt
So far as the estlmstes show. It provides
only for raising and maintaining as
army of l.Sop.OOO men and carrying out
naval and coast fortification increase pro-
jects already authorised.
The chief Item In the budget is for tha
military establishment of the army to
cost .1535SS. an Increase of !..
70J over the total of army appropria-
tions made at the last session. The only
means of determining the sise of ths
armv provided for Is in the estimate pf
U.03.MJ.7 for pay. This is $1&A4.SS
greater than appropriations obtained last
session for the pay of M.OO officers and
1.108.300 enlited men of the line and S9s
000 enlisted men of the various auxiliary
corps. The estimates call for staff offi
cers as follows:
General staff J7. adjutant generals de-
partment Ml. Inspector general 14. en
gineers 400 ordnance 1000. quartermaster.
S300 medical 14.000. Judge advocate gen-
eral 100 signal corps (Including aviation)
11. JU. ith these large staff Increases
and foreign service pay Increases total-
ing nearly $0.000000. also estimated for.
It appears clear that the totil increase
in the pay item of $154.55$ does not
cover any material extension of the origi
nal military program of an army of
Fortification estimates takes second
place with a total of $3141445112. or an
increase of $1155101174 over appropria-
tions obtained last year. The navy Is
third with total estimates of $1039. .-
502. a decrease of $551.S77.J57. The na-
val figures probably do not include how-
ever new ships that will be asked for
whenever building facilities are available.
Striking items In Secretary Baker s es-
timates are $511401$ for additional civil
employes at the war department $2000-
000 for the military information section
of the general staff doubling the pres-
ent appropriation: $1.1SS070S for the
signal corps which is $199171(41 In ex-
cess of the existing appropriation. In-
cluding the special $640000000 aviation
measure: $2.224. J1000 fee army trans-
portation and supplies sn increase of
$324000000 moetly for clothing and camp
equipment: $11755991 for the purchase
of cavalry and artillery horses a aecrease
of $3'g35000 and snowing restrictions
placed upon use of animals for the army
in France due to transportation difficul-
ties; S167.lll.894 for the medical depart-
ment to Include $17000000 for new motor
ambulances and $111000000 for; medical
and hospital supplies also $24000000 for
veterinarian supplies tne total oeing an
Increase of $26331894; $135000000 for en
gineer equipment for troops which in
cludes the --as and flame devices star
rockets hand grenades and signal lights
of all kinds $891000000; for engineer op-
erations in the field an increase of $6o0-
H0000. and covering bridge railway and
road building and operating equipment;
$190000000 for ammunition an increase
of $175000000: $91400000 for ordnance
repairs which covers the expenses of op-
erating the great base arsenal in France;
$Z37144.ooo for the purchase ot machine
runs: $T5.5500O for armored cars. A
new item is si.txw.wo tor arms ana am
munition for the home guard and $6018-
000 is asked to conduct civilian training
For the military academy a total or o.
711.254 is sought some $4000000 being for
xpenditure on buildings and grounds.
Secretary Daniels' estimates for ths
navy show that the store of guns and
ammunition is rapidly being gathered and
that estimates have been reduced in
many particulars under appropriations re-
ceived last year. The chief increase is
In pay. the total being $211129551 against
$126531441. Provisions also call for
more at $64485351 against $41(85915.
Marine corps pay estimates have rises
to $22153170. against $13.(31.801.
Naval aviation calls for $94000000 an
Increase of more than $30000000: for
arming naval vessels and merchant ships
$38309523 Is asked against $7453523 ob-
tained during the last session: the tor
pedo item is reduced from $12291180 to
$1000000; reserve ordnance supplies from
$81417000 to $33000000.
new Item is $1000006 for the con-
Oluantanaroo Cuba ti00o
port K. l. WAOeo; miw"" .1-
and ordaanoTlrtsAWna (now) !??2'X
training stations Newport "J:
training statloa San Francisco liS.000.
CUT THIS OUT IT IS WORTH MONEY
DONT MISS THIS. Cut out this slip.
'4ose wun sc ana man it to Foley Sc
i-i 2SM oneuieiu Ave. untcago 111
Ing your name and address clearly'
.. wiH receive In return a trial package
i lining Foley's Honev and Tar I'nm.
ul tor coughs colds and croup; Foley
-y Fills for pain In sides and hack.
iniuwiii Mi.m.iic Kiuney ana blad-
itmants; and Foley Cathartic T.h.
4 wholesome and thoroughly cleans-
haltlofor constipation biliousness.
n sum aiuggtah bowels. Rouse's
i iprs - mnuwnen I.
1 m tho Ring give her a Loftls Per.
lnamooa nmg. Beautiful spark-
na oa sale at
Prices Impossible t
Easy crit Urrni
structlon of a naval station in the Virgin
islands recently taken over by the United
States; another $1000000 Is asked for ex
tension or facilities for proving ordnance.
In both these items new language Is pro
posed which would suthorixe the president
to taxe immediate possession or any land
or appurtenances necessary and which
can not be purchased within the aDDro
priatlon at prices to be determined by him
as just snouic that price not be satis
factory to the owner 75 per cent of the
sum determined would be paid over at
once with authority granted to sue the
United States for additional payment
under the appropriation the new Ian
guage is Inserted to make the Items
available in supplying guns ammunition
no reserve ordnance stores tor vessels
authorized under the three-year program.
Indicating the department's Intention to
press for the completion of that Droarram
which has been held up by war needs tor
destroyers ana mercnant crart.
YARDS AND STATIONS;
Under the heading of public works tha
navy department asks the following ap
propriations for various yards and sta.
tions: Portsmouth. N. H. $489000; Bos
ton $75000; New York 11600000; Phila
delphla $2400000; Washington D. C.
$4000; Norfolk Va. $3450000; Naval
academy $2275000: marine recruiting sta
Uon Port Royal. 8. C $100000; Charles
ton. H. c iv400uco: Key West 826.000
New Orleans $460000; Mare Island Cal.
Ii.zuv.ooo; r-uget Bound. Wash. $100000
Tutlla Samoa. $60000; Guam $100000
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ssvkM Avars' MT (NtfAwfML .
fng&am. Mass.. s"'.
N. Tr.00; torpedo .station New-
training sUtton Oraat lake t'S.fyW; ma-
rine barrwr.s tktn China 6.OO0; ma-
rlna barracu Fa IHego. CaL $Lo0.u;
fuel depots $ 4.000; oseratlnc base at
Hampton Ro -i ll.tOO.OO.
An item of $$. Is Included for tem-
porary extension of naval prison raollltles
the same plaa for taking over the land or
building needed balng provided as for the
Vlrtls fcia Mlon and prevtaj grorrl
axtensloa pmiecia . .'
l-nd nwlntenano addlOoral Kerns foi
yards and stauooa are menuoned as fol-
Terba Paa (an rraaeisco) harbor
im.0000; CoastsriHtrVor Island R. L
U&0.000: OraT Lake 1.64 ftoi; 8t Halena
and naval operaMng baao Va. 410.000;
war ccJleva at Newport (IMS;- naval
tun factory at 'Washington (new machln-
or and new run shops) $l.00000r
: In tha fortifications estimates aro ear
riod Items for the purchase or manufac-
ture of heavy and fletd ordnaaoo of all
types and tha majority of tha army's ar-
tillery equipment Is provided under this
heading Two item tor cannon totaling
700 M mVe b tha fc' lt of the otw
limata. Tb frovlaion ror oeavy
VrtUlary .tocluaa an Item vilO.eoO.Af
and na ammunition iura U for $ .Owk-
000. Under anirtneertng pravtalefts I40.000
la asked for the protection ot tha anor
Una of Sandy Hook reservation.
An Item of tL50 U carried for for
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