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■ STATE'S INCREASED WHEAT ACREAGE
Pennsylvania farmers are quick to get a grasp
new conditions and to regulate their farm work
them, judging from the fact that almost every
in the state lias increased his acreage of
the average being about ten per cent., thus
it altogether probable that there will be a
material increase in the number of bushels
the grain that will be harvested during the latter
of June and the beginning of July.
Last year, according to the figures of the Penn-
Department of Agriculture, 1,312,000
of wheat were planted in Pennsylvania and
this, the crop conditions being excellent, 28,-
bushels were garnered. This, year, if all
were just as favorable, it is expected that the
will be about 300,000 bushels more than in
and at the prevailing prices of wheat this
mean close to half a million more dollars for
Pennsylvania farmer in this one item alone of
That there will be fully as great if not a greater
for wheat next year even than now, seems
certain as anything pertaining to crops can be.
in Europe are such that it will be impos-
to raise the same amount of wheat in wheat-
countries that has been raised in former
Whether or not the war continues the de-
will far exceed the supply, and to the United
which will then perhaps be the principal
of the world, Europe will look for much
course the Pennsylvania product will in no
reach the proportions of the big wheat-growing
ot the West but, with all of the advantages
the West, it is gratifying to know that Pennsyl-
stands twelfth as a wheat producing state,
during the coming season of harvest will gather
of the cereal than ever in the state's history,
the farmer, assuming the increased prices will
will reap the profit. Well may the bucolic
survey his broad acres with complacency
is the life."
CITY LIFE AND CHICKEN RAISING
poultry breeder has been earnestly urging
of New York, and other city men, too, for
matter, to raise chickens. He manifestly does
realize that persons dwelling in densely popu-
communities already have enough of worri-
without attempting to practice back-yard
culture and that they are now forced to
a suffciently high cost of living let alone bear
the expenses involved in supporting a lot of
and unruly hens.
has risen to remark that he is certain
's money in poultry, because he knows men
have put some there. Discussions of financial
all other considerations connected with pro
fessional poultry culture in rural districts must of
be left to poultry journals; oi; matters con-
amateur chicken raising in cities, however,
that any persons may with propriety hold
own opinions who happen to know something
ways of chickens and who are to some extent
with conditions of city life.
living in municipalities who, in order to
the more or less blessed privileges of city life,
depriving themselves of the pleasures of coun
and country town existence, will, by raising
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT SATURDAY EVENING. MARCH 13, 1915.
chickens, be engaging in what is not generally rec
ognized as a metropolitan industry.
They will have to construct chicken houses close
to their residences, procure at some expense mem
bers of the first generation of their poultry posses
sions, supply costly feed to these acquisitions, take
necessary precautious against thieves who come in
the night aud peruse studiously all accessible litera
ture on the proper care of poultry and the city ordi
nances regulating the same, that they may be able
to keep the feathered creatures alive from day to
In return for all of which the amateur chicken
will be presented weekly with several eggs,
DEMAND FOR COPPER ABROAD
Lack of food for human beings in any of the
belligerent nations would go far toward bringing
the war to a close, and lack of food for big guns
and for rifles would have a like effect. The projec
tiles and cartridges which are the means of carry
ing on the conflict have copper entering to a
greater or lesser degree into their composition. It
is upon the abundance or the scarcity of this metal
among the belligerents that the duration of the
war to some extent depends.
Great Britain has become suspicious of shipments
of copper made in neutral and British vessels
Swedish ports. These vessels have accordingly
found the British prize court to be their destina
tion, instead of the points to which their cargoes
had been consigned. Since the demand for copper
has all of a sudden grown greater than ever before
in Sweden, the British assumption is that the excess
requirements are not thotse of neutral manufactur
ers, but of German munition producers seeking to
procure their copper supplies by way of Scan
That the need of copper is urgent in Germany is
evidenced by comparison of figures which show
that although Germany produces annually 30,000
tons of copper and Austria 4,000, the metal is at
present being used in the manufacture of munitions
of war in these empires at the rate of 112,000 tons
Small arm ammunition requires brass in its com
position. This alloy, instead of being constituted of
three parts of copper to two of zinc, as ordinarily,
is made up of three of the former to but one of the
latter. Since a million cartridges contain thirteen
tons of copper, and inasmuch as cartridges are daily
fired by the millions throughout Europe, it can
readily be seen that the metal is used in no incon
The suggestion has bfcen made that Germany need
fear no copper famine since the many monuments
in public places having that element in their com
position would be sufficient, if converted into mu
nitions of war, to oppose the empire's foes for some
length of time. It seems unlikely that the Germans
will be driven to that extremity, but if they are
they will merely be utilizing the records of past
glories in efforts to win fresh victories which may
be commemorated by other monuments in the
With two auto shows going at once Harrisbnrg will take
another stride as "The Heart of Distribution."
It takes faith to move mountains but the Pennsylvania
Steel Company can move fifteen spans of a railroad bridge
in one afternoon.
A pot of baking beans blew up and wrecked a kitchen
in Auburn, N. Y. Why look further for new kinds of
deadly explosives for the belligerent nations?
Don't forget that the Home and War Belief Association,
notwithstanding recent generous contributions, still needs
money to carry on its noble work to April 1, as is most
Captain Thierichsen, of the German auxiliary cruiser,
Prinz Eitel Friedrich. which sank the American sailing
vessel, William P. Frye, seems to have acted without
authority of his Government, and the indications are that
Germany will repudiate his action and make reparation to
the owners of the Frye. The Friedrich, it appears, was
making a sort of a "joy cruise" and taking a "pot" at
almost any bottom that hove in sight.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
AS A COMPROMISE
A Harvard class splits eveu in a vote on beer. They
might make it half-and-half.—New York Evening Sun.
THE REASON FOR IT
"Why don't you pay your debts? You've got the money."
"But I wouldn't have it if I paid my debts." —Boston
Any one who thinks of the looks of men whom beautiful
women marry is convinced that love is blind.—Florida
DOING HER SHARE
"What are you doing for the poor, Maude?"
"I am collecting cast-off automobiles to distribute among
APPLYING THE PATCHING
She—"l hear Jones and his wife have patched it up." I
He—"Yes, but not until Jones gave the doctor a five
spot to patch him up."—Exchange.
Fifteen thousand Pennsylvania farmers own automobiles
and more are buying. And the best of it is they don't have
to get up before daybreak to feed the critters.—Philadel
phia Ledger. '
"My. husband is perfectly heartless."
"He refused to buy an ermine neckpiece for my dog."
-"I am a servant of the people," said the man who is
more politic than patriotic.
"I don't like to hear you call yourself a servant," com
mented Farmer Corntossel. "As I think of the taxes I pay
toward your salary it makes me feel as if I were up against
the tipping eviL"—Washington Star.
CLEANSE TIE BLOOD
AM ftVWB BISEASE
When your blood it impure, weak,
thin and debilitated, your system
becomes susceptible to any qr all
Put your blood in food condition.
Hood's SarsaparilTa acts directly
and peculiarly on the blood-—it puri
nes, enriches ang revitalises it and
builds up the whole system.
Hood's Carsaparilla has stood the
test of forty years. Get it to-day.' It
is sure to help you. Adv.
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Veterans' Final Parting
A friendship formed at Gettysburg
in 1>863, and renewed at the time of
i the great anniversary fifty years lat
er, was broken Wednesday night when
Timothy H. Edwards, a Confederate
veteran died st the home of his daugh
ter in Baltimore, according to the
"Gettysburg Times." Mr. Edwards
was one of Pickett's men and, at the
time of the charge, fell into the hands
of members of the 12-Sth New York.
1 After the excitement of the charge
had cleared tiwg.y and order was' in
part restored, Edwards was picked up
by William P. (H<agait,orn, of the New
York regiment, which was stationed
on Hancoc& avenue, just south of the
Bryan house. An immediate friend
ship sprang up between the two and
they spent as much time together as
conditions immediately following the
battle would allow. This was very
short at best, the movements of the
troops taking the New Yorkers on
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Separated For Fifty Years
Neither of the veterans heard of
the other for a full half century, but
both were in Gettysburg for the anni
versary in July, and each came with
the express purpose of finding l out
whether or not the other was alive.
Great was their joy when they met,
ami they were inseparable durimg the
time of the celebration. So deep did
their friendship for each other become
that Mr. Edwards, who was at that
time living elsewhere, decided to make
his home in Baltimore that he might
enjoy the association of Mr. Hagadorn.
The-story of the two men was well
known in Baltimore where it was a
rare thing to see the one without the
other. They spent most of their time
together recounting the days and deeds
of the Civil war. Mr. Hagadorn was
greatly grieved when he was told of
his friend's death. Mr. Edward's body
was taken to Lancaster and interment
was made in White Marsh cemetery,
that city, yesterday morning.
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Iron Cross For Girl In 'Teens
Both the iron cross and the medal
for life saving decorates the breast, o"
Fraulein a girl still in her 'teens
and a native of Bochum, Germany.
When the war broke out, Miss Aust,
like many other girls, experienced the
desire to join the Red Cross. She knew
her parents would object, so she ob
tained permission from them to visit
relatives at Muenster, but instead of
■proceeding there she went to a Red
Cross training home and was soon
drafted'to the eastern front as a nurse.
There her bravery on the battlefields
of Poland, where she tended the
wounded under -fire, attracted attention
from her superiors who reported in
stances of her courage to Field Mar
shal von Hindenburg. The commander
in-chief thereupon decided to award
her the Iron Croes which he himself
pinned on her blouse. A short time aft
erward Miss Aust, while on the Bile
sian frontier, jumped into the swollen
river Oder and saived two children
from drowning. For this heroic deed
she was igiven the life saving medal.
She returned home -at the end of Jan
uary for a short rest and gave a com
plete surprise to her parents who had
all the time believed she was with her
relatives in Muenster.
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Held Flag Over the Emperor
An interesting military figure of the
Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71,
passed away in Potsdam, Germany, re
cently in the person of Wilhelm Koers,
the standard-bearer of the last battal
ion of the First Guards regiment.
When the first Emperor William was
proclaimed in the Mirror Hall of Ver
sailles Palace in 1871, Koers held
over his monarch's head the flag of
his regiment. Koers, who ha<\ reached
his 71st year just before his death,
was a custodian of the Royal Palace
at Potsdam. In the latter days of the
late Empress Augusta, when she had
become very feeble, Koers always ac
companied Her Majesty when she went
out. He was well known to all the
members of the Imperial Family.
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Ban on Allies' Products
The boycott of French, English and
Russian products throughout Germany
is to be made more complete. A long
list of such products has been sent to
the railway restaurants which after
using up t'he supplies iu stock, are not
to repeat them. They include a table
water yhich although obtained near
the Rhine was bottled by an English
company, English sauce, Russian can
dies and Cheshire cheese.
The surest way to stop a cold is to
liven the liver and cleanse the bowels,
and the nicest cathartic to do this is a
10-cent box of Cascarets. Take one or
two Cascarets to-night and your cold
may be gone by morning.—Adv.
* F»mfl«» Plie» la An e lent
In tM moat bonorable location In the
Argyll battery of Edinburgh castle la a
huge piece of ancient artillery which is
known aa Mona Meg. Thia old fash
ioned piece of ordnance is held in the
higheat esteem by the Scottiab people;
in fact, It holda a position In their
haarta similar to our feelings toward
oar o*rn Liberty bell.
Mona Meg waa made at ttons. Bel
gium, about tbe year 1303. by order of
James IV., and waa named Meg Ui
honor of his wife. 'Margaret Tudor, thf
daughter of Henry VII. Its great bulb
and weight rendered it almost worth
less in thoae days of hand to baftd con
flicts. However, it waa used on apeclal
occasions to help celebrate national
events. In the reports of the financial
transactions of tbe times may be
found charges for "grease for Meg's
mouth" (thia was uaed to increase the
loudness of the report!, ribbons to deck
her carriage and pipes to be played
before her when accompanying the
Scottish army on an expedition. After
the union In 1707 the people feared
that the "odious surrender of national
independence" would be consummated
by the removal of Mong Meg to Eng
land. In 1757 the piece was removed
to Woolwich, but it was restored to
Scotland in 1828. "to quiet tbe people."
Although ouly a mere mass of rusty
Iron, it is revered by the people todsy
and is alwaya decorated with thistle
and other flowers on anniversary dnys.
In processions It has always had tbe
place of honor, but recently It was de
cided that It was dangerous to submit
It to the shock of cartage, and now it
looks down from its resting place over
the great Scot city.—Chicago Herald.
When "Orntor" Hunt, who waa a
blacking manufacturer, waa In parlia
ment, Sir Robert Peel so far forgot
bimaelf in the course of an acrimoni
ous debate aa to taunt him with this
fact. Whereupon Hunt replied: "The
truth la, tbe honorable member ia tbe
flrat gentleman in bis family, and 1 am
the first tradesman in mine."
/ A Walah Word.
In north Wales the Welab word for
"now" is "rwan." In south Wales It
Is "rwan" spelled backward—vis,
"nawr." It ia conjectured that the
Bret north Wallan who made use of
the word was standing on bis bead at
the time and that his pronunciation
became general.—CardllT Western Mail.
Mending the Hot Water Bag.
A bole In a hot water bag can be re
paired by tbe same means as a punc
ture in a bicycle tire. Drop a small
brass plug into the bag, work the
threaded end tbrough the hole and
acrew on a thin nut TbU will hold
THE AKNUAL MEETING of the stock
holders of the Commonwealth B. and
L. Association will be held on Monday
evening, March 15, at 18 N. Third St.
Election of officers and reading annual
report. By order,
J. T. W. M'LAUGHLJN.
Notice Is hereby given that an appli
cation will be made to the Governor of
Pennsylvania on March 22nd, 1915, under
the Act of Assembly entitled "An Act
to provide for the incorporation and
regulation of certain corporations," ap
proved April 29th, 1874, and the sup
plements thereto, for the charter of an
intended corporation to be called tlie
Capital City Baking Company, the char
acter and object or which' Is the manu
facture of bread, rolls, cakes, pics and
all other baked products, and for these
■purposes to have, possess and enjoy all
the rights, benefits and privileges of
said act of Assembly and the supple
FOX & GEYKR,
NOTICE Is hereby given that applica
tion will be made to the Governor of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on
Monday, April 5, 1915, under the pro
visions of an Act of Assembly, entitled
"An Act to provide for the Incorpora
tion and regulation of certain cor
porations," approved April 29, 1874,
and its supplements, for a charter
for an Intended corporation to be
called the Harrisburg Automobile
Company, the character and object of
which is the purchase, sale, exchange,
hire and dealing In automobiles and
motor driven vehicles of every descrip
tion, and their parts, supplies and ac
cessories, and connection therewith,
the maintenance- and operation of a
garage, and for these purposes to have,
Sossess and enjoy all the rights, bene
ts and privileges by said act of As
sembly and the supplements thereto
CHARLIES C. STROH,
la 2-rrrl Ernana; Comedy
It's His Greatest Knock-oat
"A Child of the Prairie"
2-reel Sells Drama
"In SpitTol til"
from Mrs. Flake'* Greatest Success
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
$25,000 HOPE-JONES UNIT PIPE OR6AN ORCHESTRA
Appropriately termed the Pipe Or gun with the Human Voice
CRAM OPENING RECITAL MONDAY, MARCH ISTH
Hear Professor Twadell render that wonderful selection, "The Storm."
ALWAYS THE best VICTORIA THEATRE SSSV
IN MOTION PICTURES * VlVia A I •«« RESERVED SEATS, 30c
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COMEDY AT ORPHBUM NEXT WEEK
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The' Orpheum management seems to
1*? looking forward to tlie engagement
of the big musical comedy called
"Safety First," with unlimited expecta
tions. These expectations are based
on the reports that have emanated
from Neranton, where the big attrac
tion played its Initial engagement this ;
week, and where vaudeville magnates 1
declared it to be the biggest and finest !
vaudeville production ever presented. • 1
"Safety First" is the title of a big J
AMUSEMENTS | AMUSEMENTS
TO-NIGHT LAST TIME
The Soplety Kvent of the Spiiaon
In the World's Favorite Opera
With the molt remarkable pant
of atara ever hearil In Knprliah
Grant! Opera, IneluiHng JOSEPH
PRH'ESi.aBp to »Z.OO -
Wednesday, Matinee and Evening, March 17
Seat Sale Opens Monday
DDIPEC Ma *ii 25 > 50 > 75 » and s, « 00
rniUCd— Eve., 25, 60, 75, SI.OO and $1.50
last Day to See the Bit Show with m K LmfMiß Show To-day Including
TRIXIE FRtfiANZA JIG-FRANZ TRIUPE
of Comedy Cyclists
HCItH linATbt Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
NEXT WEEK —Free Mst Suspended mm ifj|aa||kai UAltlk
5 KOMICAL KOPS
Vaudeville's Greatest Musical Includlnic One Female Cop
SAFETY FIRST Matinee, He & lOci Eve„ lOe & 13c
jmusical comedy staged in three scenes
and calling in the well known efforts
of r.ou Anger and Sophy? Barnard and
a supporting company of fifteen, mostly
New York vaudeville managers, who
viewed the act in Seranton ibis weeV.
|:it once negotiated for its New York
showing. Accordingly It will go from
j Ilarrtsburg direct lo the l'aiace
Theatre, New York city, where it will
)be the bill's big headline!'. —Adv. *
ICXCLISIVM TIIEATRK FOR EX
Hourix: 12 to I t.:U»
TO-DU—MARIE l)RE*g LER
! Supported by Mabel \onumid ami
< hoM. t'hnplln In "Tllllc** Piiactur
ed Romance." Sl* reel* of renl
comedy, playing In big eltloa at
MOKDW—"The Country >lonnc"—
Paramount; featured by Adell
Adnilnnlou, lOe. Children, Tic