Appropriations, 1917.

Estimates, 1918.

House bill, 1918.

Senate committee, 1918.

Comparative statement showing the appropriations for 1917, the estimates for 1918, the amounts provided by the House bill, and the amounts recommended by the Senate Committee on Appropriations for 1918-Continued.

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Purchase, manufacture, and test of seacoast cannon for coast defense,

Ammunition for seacoast guns, etc...

Alteration and maintenance of Seacoast Artillery, including purchase of

Purchase of submarine mines and appliances to operate them, etc.

Fire control in insular possessions.

Maintenance of submarine mine material.

Total fortifications in insular possessions..

Facilities for immediate manufacture of arms, etc.

Board of Ordnance and Fortification..

Grand total for fortifications.

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Amount of fortifications appropriation acts for the fiscal years 1877 to 1917, inclusive.

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REPORT No. 1003.


JANUARY 31 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 1), 1917.-Ordered to be printed.

Mr. SMITH of South Carolina, from the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, submitted the following


[To accompany H. R. 19359.]

The Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 19359) making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, and for other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with various amendments, and in that connection presents herewith the following information: Amount of estimates for 1918 (regular and supplemental)...

Amount of House bill...

Decrease recommended by Senate committee (net)..

Amount as reported to the Senate......

Amount of agricultural appropriation act for 1917...

The bill as reported is less than the estimates for 1918..

The bill as reported is less than the appropriation act for 1917.

$26, 354, 907

25, 714, 695 260, 623

25, 454, 623

26, 948, 852

900, 284

1,494, 229

The changes in amounts of the House bill recommended by the

committee are as follows:

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Demonstrations on reclamation projects..

Experiments in dairying and live-stock production in West

Total increase...


18, 320

86, 480





16, 396

186, 946

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