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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY

Estimated Expenditure

Ordinary Expenditure

Executive Affairs 26,069,666
Foreign Affairs 3,375,130
Interior Affairs 19,735,787
Financial 17,703,545
Maritime Customs 5,748,237
Native Customs 1,460,332
Commercial Affairs 745,759
Educational Affairs 12,801,468
Judicial Affairs 6,616,579
Naval and Military Affairs 83,498,811
Industrial Affairs 5,315,606
Communications 48,898,355
Works 2,511,257
Official property 7,696,361
Provincial Indemnities 39,120,732
I. M. Customs Indemnities 11,263,547
Native Customs Indemnities 1,256,491
Territorial 1,239,908
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 Total Tls.295,256,882
 

Provisional Expenditure

Executive Affairs 1,258,184
Foreign 626,177
Financial 2,877,904
I. M. Customs 9,163
Native Customs 40,576
Civil Affairs 2,724,974
Commercial 54,037
Educational 3,348,061
Judicial 218,746
Naval and Military 14,000,540
Industrial 667,154
Communications 7,804,908
Works 2,576,137
National Credit Notes 4,772,613
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 Total Tls.40,979,180
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 Grand Total Tls. 336,236,062
 

Lest the reader be unduly impressed by the appearance of accuracy given by carrying out these sums to the nearest unit, let me add that the probability of error in them is very great and other published estimates put the expenditure as high as 576,000,000 taels, while the Board of Revenue in 1910 prophesied a deficit of 80,000,000 taels in 1911. The indicated deficit of 40,000,000 taels may therefore be regarded as a fairly optimistic view of the financial situation.

As to expenditure, it is seen that over 50,000,000 taels is required to pay interest on indemnities. Communications (railways, post-office