That is due partly to increased work in connection with the protections of our frontier between the United States and ourselves. There has been a great deal of small-pox in the United States, and some little in Canada, and the people along the border have demanded that we should protect them against the bringing in of disease. I might say that I shall have to ask a further amount in the supplementary estimates, because the work is increasing. It is partly due also to the precautions against the bubonic plague which has caused us to make expenditures in connection with people coming in from the Orient.
Subtopic: THOMAS COTE,