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COYOTES SPREAD HTDROPHOBIA
Hundreds of: Cattle Bitten by Rauid Wild. Animal.-. The spreading1 of rabies iby infected coyotes among -cattle grazing in the national forests has assumed a. grave aspect, according- tor a report .received by 'the forest service from the dstrict forester in charge of the forests in eastern Oregon, it is reported, ' have ordered ,;that -all dogs, , be muzzled lest those that have, been bitten by rabid coyotes develop hydrophobia and at tack humans or domestic animals. Kfforta are being made by the state authorities, ' of Oregon to stop the spread of hydrophobia iby this meanar ana orricers or the xoreet same axe coopereatlng- in. Attempts to kill , off .the coyotes. In one . county alone the loss of threes hundred head of cattle is charged to rabid coyotes. SIR FREDERIC COWEN, . . . COMPOSER ' OP RBXlHUmSG SONG, 63 TODAY. Blr FroHerlc Hymen Cowen, on of the most famous of British compos ers, was horn sixty-three years ago to day in Kingston; Jamaica. Sir Fred eric composed the' stirring music for ;the popular English war , son, - "Fall In," which has had a prof ound ; in fluence, oil .enlistments in: the army. The words of this song were written by : Harold . Begbie, the author and former ;. journalist, and,; while it .has .j-uot Appealed to-.the 3?o,mmies";.with the fores ot "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary,"; it has ' doubtless- been instrumental in adding' thousands of recruits to the ranks. The verses of "Fall In"' which has most power fully appealed to the British, imagin ation runs as follows: . -.. Mow will you fare, sonny, how will you' fare . In "the far ft winter night, i When you sit by the-fire in an old . .: . man's chair, . - And your -neighbors talk of the - fight? W1H you sling away, as ft were from a blow. , i- . . Your old head shamed and bent? Or say, 'T was not 'with the first to go, But X went, thank God, I went." , . , Sir Frederic received his musical education in London under Sir Julius Benedict and Sir John Goas, and in the conservatories of Berlin and Leipzig. As a conductor he was in charge of tho ( Concerts at the Mel bourne . centennial exhibition in J. 8 8 8, of the .Philharmonic-... Society, - the Scottish,, orchestra, the Handel and - Cardiff, festivals, ; and .other. ..famous musical societies and festivals.. His first work, "Rose Maiden." a cantata, was published when he was eighteen, vand sinae ,then he . - has . composed scores of operas, cantatas; symphonies and other major musical works, as well as nearly 800 songs, . duets and piano pieces..:.. . . . -. i -J SHITPIXG GOU) BT' ' . PARCEL POST AT THE ; ,' f'EXPENSB OP THE RAILROADS Since' the outbreak of th war in Europe the Government has shipped nearly SO' tons of gold, worth about 99, 00,000, "" from Philadelphia to New York1 without cost- for railroad transportation.' i '.'.i'- , j.nis was accompusnecr ey sending the gold asparcel post,! Railway mail carrying9 the1 " ordinary , maif 'and irt-s eludes no' specific "allowance f or such extarordinary ' service ; as , handling gold - transfers for the Treasury . De partment - - ." ;'''V' - . ' ; " -The peetal'V'e-fflciais 'nevertheless took the gionttd that the gold must be carried.', without additional ' pay ment, ! trader? the ' four-year "contradj for transporting the regular mails, v This" ' contract,- In -the case of the; railroad over which the Post Office Department routed the -' gold,' called tor - fixed rates .-of . pay, based on the mail carried ; in the Spring- of 1913, when, the: parcel post was in,1 its infancy- and gold shipments had never been thought of -as coming-within-' its -legitimate scopes t .;: . The gold was packed ; in : canvas sacks, each containing : $5,000 and weighing a, trifle under 19.. pounds. Nineteen thousand eight ' hundred such sacks were, carried between the two cities., . The .postage required, at . the ordinary, parcel , post rates,.- was $4,554, but this was , .merely a shift ing of funds from one -department of the Government to apottier. r ;V :.' Had the gold-been shipped by ex pressways has been the; practice, here-: tofore, the .railroad would have par ticipated in the payments ; made., for' the service. . '-- . The largest single transfer of the gold consisted of ..$50,000,000 in. dou ble eagles from th Philadelphia mint. It was divided into three installments, sent on as many successive days. . . To convey these 100 tons of treas ure' 9 1 miles to . New Tork, " the rail-, road furnished, .altogether, four spe cial cars. As an extra precaution, re quested by th, postal authorities, the cars were detached from the' regular trains some r miles: from , destination fend- hauled the remainder of the way by special locomotives. . ' - Round trip transportation was pro vided for more than J00 postal clerks and Inspectors .who accompanied- the gold as guards and for each of whom the railway company was obliged to assume the same liability as for a passengep paying full fare. " V. . All of this was done without any compensation to the railroad beyond the regul.armpnthly payment for the routine mail service. . ,..:,( Six subsequent gold shipments over the. same route amounted to $49,000. In similar manner, $5,090,000 was sent from New Tprk to ' Boston " and $840,000 from New Tork to Ottawa, bringipg the total gold shipped by the 5overn,njent . through the parcel post, and carried at the railroads' expense to $104,840,000. SICKNESS INSURANCE. An "Accompaniment of CiviUxation. Sst mm the ,. "safety first" move mnt, fs ... thei result of liability, and compensation laws that have made it profrtaiole for employers to prevent InjJfries "to their, employees, so the movement for bettering the health ef works m ust , recei ve ' its greatest impetus as the result of sickness in surance laws that, will make it profit able for "employers to keep their em ployees well. " r , This, in"brief, ' is the principle forth in an article In the health re ports of the United States Public Health Service.' s" A study has been made "of sickness "insurance systems in European countries and a ' system '-nrnfin'spfl: 'rti- tha TTnlfnl Gt,faD Kim.. prediction- ist niade that "chBrio-iTio- conditions, iji.' the- United . States will soccer or later, . as In other countries; force- the enactment of a law provid ing for - sickness insurance.'? ' ' v The two. points - which- are em phasized inthl article kre the grow- J ing necessity for providing for the- care of -worker who become ill and the practicableness of such a method as a factor in preventing sickness and the - destitution ' i which results from " sickness. The-' fact that bo many workers have an income 'in sufficient or barely sufficient to sub sist on its evidence of their inability to provide for themselves and their families in times of ill health. The state and the community can do much v to prevent some conditions that breed disease, but with present conditions they cannot either make the workers save enough to pay for adequate medical attention and sup port during illness or make the employers-realize that it pays, as a simple business proposition, s to . pre vent sickness among their employees. The result is that a large precentage of workers who are . helpless because of ill health and become a burden on the community and the nation. To provide " means to supply this lack in the machinery of . promoting health, a form or sickness insurance is suggested in the article that will embody the successful features of European experience , and contain modifications rendering it .applicable to .American .. conditions and ideals. Probably the most striking features of' the plan is the fact, ) that it is to be supported and governed' not by employers .or the state alone, b(ut by insured employees, employers, community,- and i the state.: , The funds, as suggested,,! would be 'provided by contributions as follows: : Insured persons '; 50 to . 66 2-3 per ; cent; em ployers, 33.1.-2 per;cejit; community or -stale ;10 per cent. The amount of weekly contributions is roughly plac ed at 50 cents per ; person per week from all sources. - The benefits, - as well as : other features, are describ ed as follows i , '' ' "It must be operated on ' a. strict ly mutual basis, with the smallest possible: expense ' for administration. On - this account insurance operated for profit should be eliminated .from this field . . "The ' study of. the experience in the field of sickness insurance shows practically unanimous conclusions that the following provisions are nec essary to the success of any plan : . "(1) It- must, be compulsory, es pecially for those with- small in comes; (2) cash benefits, not to '.ex ceed two-thirds of the ' wages, for a period - of -not "more than twenty-six weeks ' in' one calendar year ; ( 3 ) in validity benefits, elastic in character; (4) a small death benefit sufficient to meet the ordinary expenses of burial and other immediate necessities ; 5 ) medical benefits . to include : medical and surgical relief in home, "hospital. or sanatorium, as' necessary, and medicine, appliances, and specialists services, including dentistry." -, THE ABORIGINE WHO " V - ' BEAT A HURRICANE Whilst we waited at Cairns of the North Queensland coast for the New Guinea packet to be under way across the Coral Sea- we got ear of, a Cape Tork aborigine who had some years before astounded . the Australian world by saving his life from- the sea in the midst - of a great hurricane. The wind had fallen down so swift ly and with such furious white vio lence -i said i they) that of the five hundred luggers of the pearling fleet which itj cast away, some were: blown to the bottom within , a . few rods - of shore with the loss of all hands: In the season of the Great" Hurri cane ; this aborigine ' :,was shinoed aboard a lugger of : eighteen tons to fish the Great Barrier Reef off the Cape Tork coast for shell and beche- de-mer. When the big wind came down (said he) it lifted the little lug ger clean out of the waters like a .leaf in a gale and . flung her back capsized and cast away. And so swift was this, and wanton, and com plete .and careless and lazy, that the aborigine , was greatly astonished, for he had not , thought that any wind could accomplish it. It was then near six o'clock of a Saturday evening. And all at once it was dark. The wreck of the lugger vanished in the surpris ing night and a smother, of broken water. " What a turmoil there was how the wind tore off the crests of the magical " waves and drenched the air with a stifling mist of spray and what a confusion of noise, and moye ment, and how black, and how whjte, the rush, of the inight -the aborigine could .Taot . with ' any .part relate;., but said, with his eyes popped out in the recollection of the magical . perfor mance of (that jinkie-jinkie ..gale, "My wordfi -'one big'-f eliow sea" ' He was tossed, and' driven. like a . chip of driftwood all. that night (said he) ; his bead . was up, . his heels were up, he was rolled over . and : over, he - was beaten deep under water,- the" breath was blown back in his mouth; and he fancied sometimes that the wind pick ed himVup with, its hands and cast him through the ' air,' from crest to crest, - clear of the " sea-- which was doubtless true, for the wind was mag ically strong,, and in magical wrath, and magically as sticky as guni. '.! In the morning the aborigine fell in with his lubra (wife); and the lu bra stood by to help him (said they), being a stronger swimmer' than he, and a more cunning diver after shell and beche-demer, and : more daring and elusive' in shark-water; so that her value was known to- alf the mas ters -of luggers out of " Thursday Isl and and knowri quite as well, you may be sure,, to the aborigine. By and by -dawn long ago come and noon near, and the - wind ' abating these two could 'glimpse the Hand from the crests of the waves. It was far away a low, blue line.. Tet now,, having J found themselves, they set out heart ily, in .about their fourteenth, hour on the water, to win the shore. - s - In the afternoon the, aborigine began to ..fail. The thing was too much for him. He lost heart (said he); he was worn out, and ' needed ' food sleepy, too, - with weakness! ; His anxious little " lubra must rest him, "how and again- sup port him whilst he lay still, and once indeed, whilst he' nodded off to sleep and in this way refreshed his strength and .spirit. ' : And so they swam to gether,; and paused to rest., and swam on -the woman having no rest at all, but lending strength to - the man, at shortening periods, all the While. 'In the end they crawled up the beach and fell down and slept for a long " time. It was" then eight o'clock of a Sunday , night; they had been, in hurricane water a matter of twenty-six hours and the man would surely have gone down had It not been for the faithful little lubra. And they dd not wake up (said the abo rigine)' until dawn of Monday. All this while' the . woman had car ried the baby. It 'was dead of course -must have died soon in the smoth er. . ' - :-,,-'. ''Wouldn't drop it" said the skipper of our ship. . ' 1 , We watched the .aborigine and his lubra. leave the - warm, green water. "That little woman ? said L : .."On;my word, not all" the skip per: exclaimed. "The woman went crazy when ' she woke dp in the HE AUSTRIA'S AGED EMPEROR, HIS HEIR TO THE THRONE AND LATTER 'S WIFE -rr - -VI h" : :s EMPEB0R FRANCIS JOSEPH CROWN PRINCE CHARLES FRANCIS JOSEPHI I EMPEB0R FRANCIS JOSEPH T CROWN PRINCE CHARLES FRANCIS JOSEPHI THE CROWN morning and found her baby dead. And the black fellow deserted her; This one's a new one" Norman Dun can, in Harper's Magazine lor if ebru- ary.' ' Socialists WU1 Have ( Study Class Here The iocal Socialist party will hold a meeting Monday evening to start a study, class -to be connected with the Rand School of Social science oi XNew Tork, The meeting will be addressed by James J. Kelly of Buffalo, one of the ablest platform speakers in the country and a man of wide experience in organizing classes of this kind.- Mr. Kelly will speak on "The - Socialist Partv and Its Relation to . tne .fay Envelope of the. Worker."., , The meeting will be held in the Socialist headquarters. Park theatre building and will be free to all. , After the lecture an open discussion will be held. ' " BOWLING. CRANE CO. LEAGUE. : (Park City Alleys. ; Team No. 1. 26? 286 265 249 253 Wbodcock 82 91 . 90 Barnesly ....... 88 89 99 Keck .v 86, 83 96 Weber .. ... 89 79 81 Sheasby . i . . . . . 89 73. . 91 Totals Skane . . Murphy Zudla .. . Gilleo ... Patacky Totals . . . . .434 425 Team No. 2, . 87. 82 . . . . .. 82 74 ;..; 72 85 . . 95 78 . . . . .107 100 457 1316 75 106 244 262' 253 261 802 9 88 95 .443 419 . 460 1822 Team No. S. Moss ... 78 85 . 87 250 Moore . 96 91 82 269 Johnson ........ 97 1 80 ' " 90 267 Rentz .... . 99 ' 92 .' 87 278 Haines .. .. . 86 ' 88 ; 80 254 Totals . ... .. 456 436 426 1318 Team No. 4. i Monks 86 ' 88' . 93 267 Graham . .. . 6 96 113- 294 Butler ... . ..!72 97 113 282 Hanson i. . ......115 103 84 1301 Demonkas ..... 86 90 80 256 Totals ... ... .444 473 483 1400 FACTORY LEAGUE. Graphophone Co. ' Verrelle 94- 85- 82 261 Reed . vr-r-i .-JT 84- r3.i:-.2-.59 T. Morton V...t 85 ' 88- 103 276 B. Morton 92 93 100 285 Wargo ". i.. '77 -92 ' 99 268 Totals .......432 44l' 4761349 . Meigs & Co.:";. '-. Rose .... 91 .1 99 89--- 279 A. Grindrod 78 86 -99- 263 F. Grindrod 91 82 97 2,70 Perkins ........ 96 85 101 282 Terrell ...... 85"! 96 107 288 Totals ,.441 448 493 1382 " NEWSPAPER LEAGUE. ' ; , (Y. M. C. A. Alleys.) : Post No 1. ,' v Lyon .... t 78 89 f 96 2.63 Cosgrove .. :,-....! 81 85 . 90 256 Beers . . '. J 95 88 91 274 - U Totals ...254 262 .277 793 : Farmer. - - i. . ;'. Smith 65 67 68 200 Gardner ....... 82 71 91 244 Reilly 92 82 93 267 Totals , ...239 220 252 711 FIFTH DISTRICT REPUBLICAN . CLUB. (Arcade" Alleys.) Reds. - Jackson , 64 79 76 219 Naylor .......... 80 , 97 71 248 Winton , .. 92 '99 93 284 Siyer's 124 103 . 87 314 .Totals .......360. 388 327 1065 Blues. . Hanan 79 78 74 231 O'Day . . i ..... '81 72 77 230 Fullner . ,...102 95 84 281 Leveen 79- 87 89 255 Totals 341 332 324 997 P. O. News Store Valentines Cupid's red letter day is again hearing. Artistic valentines, bearing sentiment of different degree of in terest and devotion, are in the varied assortment in the full line at the P. O. News Store, 1 1 Arcade. Airy creations of prettiness, surrounding suitable verses, and new and original inspirations ,of art in the valentine world, are seen in the great number of attractive and beautiful designs in the P. O. News Store display of val entines for 1916. . This popular store is only a few. steps. from the Main St. entrance to the Arcade. - - . Daffodils & tulips, 75c per doz. JOHIV RECK & SON FAKMEE: JANUAUT 30, FRIMCSS rSg PUBLIC OPINION To the Editors of the Farmer: ,' Sir: , ' ' " Now that another victim has been added to the list of drowned in Berk shire ' Pond, it becomes all who are interested in the cause of preventives. "safety first," for the- preservation of,. lire,, and ,f or the- bettering of condi tions to fee' extent of making such harrowing scenes' as have so frequent ly been -witnessed by residents, hear the 'death: pond at Berkshire, a thing impossible.-' . ..-.-; ,-; ,'.-':.. s- It is not sufficient that warnings be .issued when danger is to be felt, nor is it seemingly , within the power of the - authorities to prevent the on rush of visitors to the pond, when the frozen i water invites to death, therefore the time has come' to make such : a recurrence, of the tragedy of Saturday the 16th of January, an im possibility. 'It is an established fact that 'recreation is necessary and " will be ; sought and indulged, in and Fen joyed by all who have . ' the means within their reach, and it is also a well " knbwi fact that proper and safe means for winter enjoyments do not exist in - Bridgeport. The - prac tice, of polluting one of our finest ponds in Beardsley Park, resulted in a forced discontinuance of the pas time of that place The question is now in order: Is it hot possible to flood some place of sufficient area in some of the low lying spots within a reasonable, distance of the city; - and have such a place sufficiently - deep "tb afford ice thick enough to sustain a large crowd, and' not so deep as to be a source of terror tothe parents of the boys who will skate ? The writer has had knowledge of such accommodations i which were furnished by" a smaller and less opu lent town, . than tne progressive Bridgeport, of today, . and iwhere a. violation of the rules governing the conduct of the skaters, , would " result in sudden and decided removal. , . Such could be' the case with us; were re spect paid to law and order, and the welfare of the . community considered more seriously" than , present indica tions too plainly i demonstrate. Th matter of Improving, or mak ing less, - dangerous1 , the ,' Berkshire Pond,." , is a " subject worthy - of the united " efforts of the thinking and acting" people of our East Side JDla trict ..As it now stands, no value can be rightfully ascribed to its presence," but iti is within the possi bilities! of the future to bring its na tural provisions to such an improved condition as to make of it one of; the most attractive", spots of ' our Park city?: ,,.,-'-. :jzl. ."Wi-v- -mp-? :.; The" writer has upon various occa sions endeavored to bring the utility of this section,-to the notice of the people through the medium of the press, and will continue to do so, be cause . of "the splendid opportunity it aff6rds for the improvement of the East Side.- The possibilities are great, and within the scope , of the present Park Board Commissioners, whose chairman is possessed of enough "civic pride, to -imitate in a measure a mo dicum, of 'what can be seen in many of the cities which he had the good fortune to visit. The" suggestion I offer, carries with jt the perpetuating of the. old mill,, if desired, if the maintenance of the dam is required, and will also permit-of the free flow of the .Pequonnock, to the Sound, a most desirable and laudable consider ation. -'-.'- . Let the pond be eliminated by fill ing in to a reasonable grade, ' and l make; of the filled in portioi, either a . recreation ground or park, ; of the sunken garden ' effect, and let . the Pequonnock be narrowed to a walled v channel of about twenty-five (25) .ft., wide, preserving the. natural contour or diverted in the best way to suit the layout, of the grounds. Bridges of sufficient width and strength, to accommodate pedestrians , could : be placed at situable points. The area is sufficiently large to establish such a recreation ground as is maintained in the City of. Glasgow, where -. all kinds of athletic sports are engaged in and where shrubbery and flower gardens are a "source of ' enjoyment and education to the thousands who congregate daily. The future of this district is bright to the optimist, and were the concentrated efforts of the City Builders turned in this direct tion for a brief space, there need be no fear of its " continuing to be a nuisance, as it has unfortunately proven itself to be of late. The good results from the Sewer which are looked forward to, with in creasing pleasure, as it approaches the point of junction with the Noble avenue conduit, cause the residents of the Berkshire district to hope that ere long the . unpleasant conditions which have annoyed them for so many years, will be forgotten and the new condition so improved, that investments will surely follow and "Berkshire Green," will ultimately take the place of the picturesque but sadly neglected opportunity that re mains n Berkshire Pond. C M. ABERCROMBIE. Results From Farmer Ads : 1 1915 AMUSEMENTS COMING- MONDAY IN A NEW TWO-REELER Hlfr NEW MB LAST TIMES TODAY .as mm Is IN NEW AND STARTLING FEAT'S . FEATURE PHOTO-PLAY ! 'A F00LTliR..WAS5 5 OTHER BIG ACTS 5 BRIDGEPORT S " -MOST POPULAR PLAYHOUSE ZERAH THE MARVEJi of the CENTURY Tlie 16-Year-Old Ready Reckoner and Lightning Caloulatiiig Won-der-The World's Greatest Arttb . metical Prodigj- Zerah II.,aItliough only 16 years of - age, can give correct answers immediately to over 600,000 arith metical problems, -with such speed ': and precision that he lias astound- ' ed tlie greatest mathematical p- . fessors of Euarope.and what makes his performance more marvelous is the fact that the boy has not received a proper schooling.or any Arithmetical tuition. ' $1,000 will be paid to any person who can prove that Zerah's calculating feats are not absolutely genuine. ,i DONT MISS HIM 1 ' i " .-'- HE'S - 'MYSTIFYING i ')- - :;; ' ROSE FENTON PLAYERS 15 Minutes of Riotous. Mirths -' - - ' -" That's -All - - ,-. THE BRIGHTON'S ; ' i The Artistic Ragpickers , MACK HNGKEK ; ff Clever Entertainers in Song and ' , . - , . - -Chatter ' . , KD1TH CLIFFORD , v - ' Dainty Comedienne - "THE CROSS IN THE DESERT" , A Two Reel Drama ; A KEYSTONE COMEDY "THE BROKEN " LULLABY" " ' Ma jestic Featnre PARK THEATRE , t''"1 . "' ' COMING ' FIRST TIME IN BRIDGEPORT i Two Nights, Starting TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Popular Mat. "Wednesday SELWYN & CO. , WILL PRESENT THE BIG LAUGH FESTIVAL m77 - . , v PRICES NIGHT. ...... .25c to $1.50 ' ' MATINEE. . 25c to SI. 00 Seats Friday, January 29 Mail Orders NOW B I G- SACRIFICE! . Slightly Used S. G. V.' TOWN CARS ( (Limousine) . GOOD AS NEWi BLUE RIBBON GARAGE 283 FAIRFIELD AVE. A30 b Augustus L. Thorndike was : reap pointed as ' bank commissioner . by Governor Walsh of . Massachusetts, v Collieries in the southern provinces of Belgium are beintr worked and yield 32,000 tons a month. , A total of 101.176 animals were killed up to the close of 1914 to stay the progress of the foot-and-mouth disease in this country. . The Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. declared its regular quarterlyy divi dend of 3 per cent, on its common stock, payable March 1. (Three airmen were killed last Thursday when two aeroplanes in flight collided above : the flying grounds at Johannisthal, . Germany. According to the Interstate Com merce Commission, 605' persons were killed and 11,437 injured -in 13,806 railroad wrecks during 1914. Ernest Nathan, former mayor of Rome, sailed from Naples for the United States to represent Italy at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. - iiiifffifnrr d6 cj7irv7npr t .a r 3 E : AMUSEMENTS C LYRIC COMMENCING WEEK OF JANUARY 25 With Matinees Daily Except Monday. THE C ALBURN STOCK CO. Offers Willi ajtn Ia-versiiam's Great Success . ; "THE WORLD .AND HIS WIFE" FOLLOW THE CROWDS. MATINEES: lOc, 20c, 30c. ENTIRE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1st Chas. Hoyts Great Comedy, "A CONTENTED WOMAN Keeney's Empire Theatre THE HOME OF PARAMOUNT FEATURES CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE: 1:15 TO 11 P. M. ADMISSION V Children. 5c: Adults. tOf PARAMOUNT FEATURE JESSE L. LASKY CO. Jesse L. Lasky Presents Edith Taliaferro in the Five Part , - Sensational Photo-Play 5 Acts Y OUNG ROMANO E 5 Acts S'T OTHER SELECT PHOTO-PLAYS . . MONDAY AND TUESDAY 1 PARAMOUNT FEATURE ' JESSE L. LASKY CO. , Jesse L. Lasky Presents the Dainty Screen Star ; in the Recent Stage Success 5 Acts' 'THE G O O S E G I R L ' '5 Acts FEATURING MARGUERITE CLARK . i 0m Jf?B Vf 1. Have there ever been any offioera erf the United States army holding the title of general? : 2. Have there ever been any officer of the 'United States navy holding the title of admiral? , 3. Name j the . rank of officers from captain up. -"'.--: . - i. The rank of general exists only when created by, special, act of con gress. It has been bestowed on four Americans Washington, Grant. Sher man and Sheridan. . Lieutenant gen eral Is the highest' possible rank with out special congressional enactment. 2. The rank of admiral regularly ex ists In the American navy, having been established by congress in 1866. Only three - ofjeers, ;Farragut ; Porter and Dewey, have ; ever been promoted to this rank. V- 3. In the army, captain, major, lien tenant colonel, colonel, brigadier gen eral, major general, lieutenant general, general; in the navy, captain,' rear ad miral, vice admiral, admiral. The rank of commodore ia now obsolete. Under the new law for increasing the internal revenue is there a tax on the issuance of checks? -' , No. V - .'-.', i'V'-v.v-v Kindly give a brief history of the cause and results of the so called Fe nian raid against Canada, and also the attitude of the Canadian , and United States governments) toward each other regarding the affair. , ; ' Vi ' Fenians was the name assumed by those Irish who formed a brotherhood in their own country and America with the intention of delivering Ire land from British rale and establish ing an Irish republic . About the end of 1861" the Fenian ' brotherhood : was regularly organized, in America.,.) The close of the American civil war, when large numbers of trained Irish sol diers who had taken part to. the war .were released from service, ; was thought to be a convenient time for taking some decisive step. In- 1866 preparations were openly made for an Invasion of Canada, which the United States government took no measure to prevent. , It was Indeed . believed that President Johnson was not indisposed to turn the movement to account In the settlement of the Alabama claims. The attempted Invasion was a failure, and the tardy issue of President John son's proclamation enforcing the. laws of neutrality brought the ; raid . to an end. ., Other attempts' were ' made in 1870 and .1871, but both resulted in the rout, of the invaders, the first time by the Canadian volunteers and the sec ond by the United States government What . was . the first United States coin? . ... ( .,- . ;.,';,". '-.; . Tne one cent piece was the first coin issued by the Unfted States after the adoption of the constitution. Coinage of it began in 1793; that of silver half dimes, half dollars and dolltfrs In 1794; quarter dollars in 1796; gold coins in 1795. The word cent (abbreviation of the : Latin centum hundredl was adopted to represent the one-hundredth . part of a . dollar and has been used In our coinage laws from the beginning The word penny is nowhere used in ur laws. The form and engraving of the cent were changed several times, and what we call the "red Indian pen ny (cent) began to be coined in 1864. What is tha attitude of the United States government toward the fortifi cations of th Panama canal? An act of congress of March 4, 191L contained the following appropriations: For the construction of seacoast bat teries in the canal zone, $2,000,000; for the purchase, manufacture and test of seacoast . cannon and their equip ments, $1,000,000. An act of Aug. 24. 1912. made further appropriations: For seacoast batteries, f 1,000,000; for stib marine mine structures, $ 250,000; for field fortifications and camps in the zone, $200,000; for armament of fortifi cations, $500,000, ultimate cost not to exceed $2,324,000; for the manufacture and test of ammunition for seacoast cannon, $575,000; for submarine mines, $111,750. An act of Jnne 23, 1913, ap propriated for the purchase of land in the zone for military purposes, $50,000; additional appropriation for. seacoast batteries, $2,365,000; for electric light and power plants for seacoast . fortifi cations, $173,000; further appropria tion, for the purchase and manufacture of seacoast cannon, equipments and ammunition, $1,575,000. Work on the lines above Indicated is now going on. BRIDGEPORT'S BROADWAY SAME POPULAR PRICES EVENINGS: 10c, 20c, 1 30c, 50c. J QUILTY'S. SCHOOL OF DANCING Colonial Ball Room. 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