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HEN PRODUCTS MADE
RECORD DURING YEAR
little Less Than Wheat in Value
and Better Than Oats
The crop report for 1913, Issued by
the United States Department of
Agriculture the early part of the week,
puts the work of the busy American
hen in the running with all other
sources of revenue from the six mil
lion farms of this country.
In 1912 the poultry products of this
country valued $570,00,000: in 1913,
$578,000,000. For the past year the
value of the poultry products equal
three-flfth the value of the cotton crop
In 1912 the poultry products were
worth nearly $15,000,000 more than
the wheat crop of that year and in
1913, with the wheat crop the largest
in the hlßtory of the country, the value
of the poultry products was only $32,-
000.000 less than that of wheat.
The amount of the value of the 1913
poultry products exceeded the value of
the oats crop by-$134,000,000.
It was more than ten times the
value of the wool crop. It was two
and one-half times as great as the
value of the potato crop.
This year's report give no figures on
the value of farm livestock but In
1912 poultry and eggs exceeded the
value of the swine of the entire coun
try by $47,000,000; they exceeded in
value all the mules of the entire coun
try by nearly $45,000,000, equaled 70
per cent, of the value of all the milch
cows and the figure also equalled quite
73 per cent, of the farm value of nil
"other cattle ' in the land.
Second Perry Show
Will Attract Many
"Duncannon is all ready for the sec
ond annual exhibition of the Perry
County Poultry Association to be held
In that town next week, January 6 to
9. Inclusive. The entry list will close
to-night and there are indications that
double the number of birds will be ex
hibited that were shown last year.
The official premium list of the as
sociation shows plainly that the Pern
county organization is on the job. That
the business men of Perry county and
n»arby territory have the interest of
the association at heart is shown by
the large amount of advertising car
ried in the catalogue. The association
has become a member of the American
Poultry Association and announces
that marked catalogues will be mailed
January 7 to those subscribing for
same. In fact the Perry countlans are
running things much after the fashion
of the top notchers in the show busi
ness and their enterprise deserves rec
Many Harrisburg fanciers will at
tend the show at some time during
the week: it would be neighborly if
Harrisburg fanciers were to turn out
together on any evening that might
Leghorns Out of First
Place in Egg Contest
The eighth week of the Interna
tional Egg Laying Contest at Storrs.
'Cmfn., saw the Leghorns lose first
place. For the first three weeks after
the competition opened on November
1, Neale Bros. White Wvandottes from
Apponaug, R. 1., held the lead, but
In the fourth week the Wyandottes
gave way to the White Leghorns of
Francis F. Lincolum, Mt. Carmel,
Conn., which maintained the lead from
the fourth week until the eighth. The
honor of first place goes back again
to the Wyandottes, but this time to the
English pen owned by Tom Barron.
An unexpected development in the
eighth week of the contest WHS a slight
slowing of thr pace, the net produc
tion of 975 eggs for the week is a loss
of twenty-nine eggs as compared with
the proceeding week. This is the first
week that has not shown a steady,
persistent gain in the egg yield since
the opening of the contest.
REASON WHY NO. 14
Protect Your Home
The disadvantage of having another home
built against your own is unknown here.
Hershey is built on the Garden City Plan and
P such a plan does not permit of overcrowding.
Every home is set back from the curb line
twenty feet, giving harmony to the outline
of the street. Trees and grass plots enhance
the beauty of the home. And a broad boule
vard of macadam lends a touch of beauty and
bigiess to it all.
. asks only the building restrictions which
every prospective builder will heartily en
dorse. For beside enhancing the beauty of
his home, they add to its value. Building
restrictions which are within reason is all
that is asked of home builders here.
Hershey has every civic and social con
venience to offer home-seekers. Here are the
graded schools, parks, theaters, shops,
churches; in fact everything that the city
Lots range in price from S6OO
upward for 40 feet frontage.
Reasonable restrictions for
building—protect your home.
| Representative always on the ground.
Phone or write.
Hershey Improvem ent Co.
THE BREEDERS WORK
Never Use a Cheap Machine as
They Are More Expen
sive in the Ead
Plans now for the 1914 flock. Make
It a point to hatch early enough to
have pullets laying next Fall when the
price of eggs Is high. May hens be
depended upon for early hatching?
Hardly. The next beat thing is to in
stall a "wooden hen," one that will in
cubate hundreds of eggs at one time
and show none of the perversity that
the feathered variety is apt to show at
Before installing incubators, one
must consider that the operator is not
relieved to any great extent. The
work becomes more exacting than
with hens; the result depending very
much upon the operator's good judg
ment, and a great amount of careful
regular attention, even with the best
of incubators. Do not invest any
money in a cheaply constructed ma
chine. There are a great many good
machines on the market; in fact most
of the low-grade machines have been
forced oft the market or improved.
When it comes to capacity, consider a
long time before purchasing a small
machine. Nearly all incubator firms
manufacture small machines, not be
cause they possess any special merit,
but because some people demand a
small one or none. There are no
great advantages in buying a 60 or 65-
egg incubator. Incubators holding
from 180 to 200 eggs are most com
monly used, but a 400-egg capacity in
cubator will produce just as good re
sults, with not a great deal more oil,
and only a little more labor. Some
machines will work well and hatch a
good per cent, of chickens under cer
tain favorable, conditions. The ma
chine to buy, however, is the on® that
will bring out all healthy chickens pos
sible, almost anywhere and at any time
with the least possible care. The
value of a machine should not he
measured by flashy advertisements but
by the results.
Properly Fed Hen Is
On the opening day of Farmers'
Week at Pennsylvania State College.
Professor E. L. Anthony used five fine
Guernsey cows from the college farm
to demonstrate the way to judge a
good dairy cow. "A cow must be con
sidered as being nothing but a ma
chine to convert feed Into milk," said
Professor Anthony might have "told
the thousand farmers assembled that
what he said of the cow applied equal
ly well to the hen. A hen should be
regarded as a machine to convert feed
into eggs. A hen bred to lay, that Is,
with the propensity to convert feed In
to eggs and not into fat, will produce
eggs In direct proportion to the
amount of food she is able to digest
and assimilate. There is much in the
shape of a hen that will indicate
whether or not she is vigorously con
stituted throughout. The hen that
[ does not or cannot consume large
quantities of food is unprofitable in-
I variably. There are also chance heavy
I eaters that are unprofitable because of
a lazy, inactive disposition a born
I tendency to idleness and unproductive
Sunbury Trolley Car Gets
Mixed Up With Mummers
and Wins Prize of 30 Cents
Special to The Telegraph
Sunbury, Pa., Jan. 3.—When a trol
ley car interfered with a mummers'
parade at Sunbury on New Year's day
and broke up the ranks temporarily,
the judges awarded it a prize of thirty
cents. The car was designated as the
poorest float in line. The crew was
censured by the owners of the trolley
line when the judges made their an
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\wim PHOTOGRAPH TROn <SCCNE3Ift THE PLAY
Robert Wallace was his guide, hi*
mentor and his friend for some four
weeks. After that he was his friend
and mentor, hut resigned as guide, for
Broadway took the reins. He had a
passion and a genius for investigating
metropolitan affairs of lightsome na
ture. The business marts of Gotham
were offensive to him. He thought it
silly for mankind to waste its time
in work and said so. The teeming fas
cination of the far sides of the town,
so dear to sociologists who love hu
man nature beat after it haa sweated
or suffered off its varnish, found no
devotee in him; he could not under
stand why entire families should live
in huddled rooms on Essex street when
there were large apartments vacant ID
the great hotel flat house next door
to the vaat mansion Inhabited by Mrs.
Jack Gerard on Seventy-second street.
Mrs. Jack Gerard was an old lady of
incredible wealth, who tried to hold
Time's hand in pause. That she bad
failed had been no fault of hers or of
the beauty parlors or cosmetic makers.
"Thoy would be so much more com
fortable If they would go where they
would have more room," Jackson con
tinued, in further comment on the very
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HARRJBBURG tfjfa TELEGRAPH
poor, and would not listen to the ear
nest soul which tried to offer explain
A year passed. Broadway carried
three bank accounts, two of them not
very large and seldom checked upon.
The third was In New York's all-night
bank. He kept busy. "I feel as If I
ought to see the sun rise often," he
explained. "Sunrises are BO beauti
He seldom heard from Joneßville in
these days. Judge Spotswood some
times wrote to him, his uncle never.
For a time he had endeavored to keep
up a correspondence with the girls,
but this had languished through his
own exceeding occupation at more
pressing matters and Josle Richards'
sorrowful conviction that he did not
tell her, in his brief, Infrequent let
ters, about all the girls whom he was
•meeting In New York.
His first shock came when the All-
Night bank wrote him a letter, asking
his to call and talk of his account, and
this did not occur until four years
had vanished In the haze of Broad
way's lights. It made him sit straight
In his chair and blink as a cold dasl^
from a seltzer bottle sometimes had
when he had needed It. Rankin, en
tering, asked him If he had a pain.
"You bet I hare," said he. "And
I'm afraid It's serious."
"Shall I call a doctor, air?"
"No, call a banker."
Rankin, puzzled, withdrew carefully.
He had learned to step with catlike
tread when he discovered that hia
master was in serious mood. He had
no wish to anger him. No butler in
the history of bulling had ever had
a place so utterly ideal. Pickings
plentiful; work trivial; all life had
been congenial for Rankin since he
had encountered Broadway Jones.
The day of the bank's letter was the
first after he had reached New York
when Broadway did not go about hia
Kay and simple routine of up Broad
way in the afternoon and down Broad
way at night, with movements so
timed that they mado long pausea neai
! the Circle and near Forty-second
j street seem natural. He went home
I before five.
When Rankin ventured to expresa
j surprise at his return to the apart
I ment at that hour, he snarled at him
j "Go to the devil, Rankin!" he sug
; gested when he lingered.
"Yes, sir; thank you, air," said Ran
j kin and withdrew.
He reached the kitchen with a face
ao troubled that the Japaneae boy, wbc
had Bought domeatic service here with
(Judging from his wages) the com
! mendable intention of patriotically
sending home, each year, enougb
American money to build a warahlt
for hia nation's navy, showed interest
"Wat iss matturr, Ranekeen?" th«
sympathetic Oriental queried.
"I know men," aald Rankin, "and it
I didn't know that Mr. Jonea ia reallj
a millionaire —made it out of chewini
gum, his family, I'm told—l ahould eaj
he was hard up."
The Japanese boy stared politely;
he did not underatand at all.
"Of courae he'a not hard up," Ran
kin continued. "No hard-up man could
have aworn at me as he did Just now
, can't ba money, ao it must be
"Llmmin," said the Japanese, whc
had not mastered w's.
"lemons," Rankin granted. "Tou'r«
almost right. I never saw a man
more popular. He spends his money
like he didn't care for it, and does 11
well because that is the fact. Hi
doesn't care for It. I never saw a
human being who cared less. Why,
he never counts the money on hla
dresser in the morning. Just throws
it there when he gets into bed, and—"
The Japanese laughed merrily. "You
"No; you little heathen; I only know
he does it, that is all. I stack it up
for him. Sometimes he throws it all
about—that and his clothes and fur
niture. He's often merry that way
He threw me about one night. A fine,
atrong youth! I thought it better not
to say much till he went to sleep, and
then, as I crawled out from under th«
bed, I had a chance to see his arm
Quite muscular it is—just as it felt
when he was Joking with me."
The next day, by chance, while visit
ing the kitchen, Rankin had a sudden
inspiration. "I wonder if he is in
love?" he pondered. "That Mr. Hen
riot that I attended just before he
married that grass widow was as ab
sent-minded—oh, quite absent-minded,
quite! Now, which one—"
Rankin suddenly came to a stand in
horror. Even to the small and very
yellow cook It was plain that tragie
thoughts had flashed into his mind.
"I wonder," he soliloquized if it
could possibly be that terrible Gerard
old woman. She's had her eye on him
ever since the first night that she got
a glimpse of him."
As he spoke his master, as request
ed, was talking with the first vice-pres
ident of the bank. The man seemed
rather aerious-minded. although on
that previous occasion when he had
.marked the beginning of their ac
quaintance, when Broadway had gone
to open his account with just two
hundred thousand dollars, he had been
ITo Be Continued.]
Effort to Prevent County
Controller Taking Office
I Special to The Telegraph
i Sunbury, Pa.. Jan. 3.—Learning that
I County Collector-elect Aaron Haker,
of Shamokin, did not receive a com
! mission from Governor Tener, when
I the commissioners for the recorder,
prothonotary and Justices In North
' uinberland county arrived this week.
1 the old board of county auditors, who
I claimed that they were legislated out
' of office by the new controller's act,
! arc preparing to have an injunction
served to prevent him from taking
office and auditing accounts next week.
i They claim that they have another au-
I dit to make and that the court,, by
■ law, must appoint them again to make
' the 1913 audit.
TROLLEY CAR STRIKES ALTO
' j Special lo The Telegraph
1 i Sunbury. Pa., Jan. 3. —The automo
l.blle in which J. M. Stohler, a cloth
l , Ing man, was riding, was struck by a
j trolley car yesterday morning. His
j !car was damaged and he was Injured.
BETTER THAN SPANKINO
1 Spanking does not cure children of bed
-1 wetting. There ii a constitutional cause
for this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box
! W, Notre Dame, Ind., will send free to
• any mother her successful home treat
ment, with full Instructions. Send no
' money, but write her today if your chil
dren trouble you in this way. Don't
blame the child — the chances are It can't
' help it. This treatment also cures adulta
' and aged people troubled with urine dlflt
oultles by day or night,
| Harrisburg Academy
;| Tuesday, January 6th
!i New Pupils Admitted
1 FOR CATALOGUE, RATES AND
1 j GENERAL INFORMATION
' Phone or Write
'j ARTHUR E. BROWN,
J P. O. Box 617