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PORTABLE COLONY HOUSE IS
RAPIDLY BECOMING POPULAR Principally Used Scattered About Farm Without Yards* Chickens Being Given Free Range During Summer —During Winter Houses May be Brought Nearer Farm Buildings—Fresh Air Is Essential* The colony house Is becoming very popular with the poultrymen of to day, either exclusively or used in con junction with the ordinary style poul try house. The colony house, as the name im plies, is principally used scattered about the farm without yards, the chickens being given free range dur ing the summer. In the winter and spring the houses are brought nearer the farm buildings and used with yards as brood coopa or breeding pens, writes E. F. Barry In the Town and Country Journal. The portable colony house is used quite extensively by the villager, and for raising chickens or keeping a family flock on the rear of a city lot they cannot be excelled, especially when the tenant is a renter, as they may be knocked down and moved as readily as any of the house furniture. " The essential requirements of a chicken house are plenty of light, fresh air, proper ventilation, and that it should be vermin proof. Anything short of these primary requirements will result in loss. The building of makeshift coops in order to save a dollar is false economy. As the deep litter method of feeding Is very desirable, especially in stormy weather and during the winter the house should oe light so the chickens can easily see to scratch for grain scattered in the litter. Fresh air chicken houses are being recognized as the best for use in any A climate and the expert poultrymen of today have long since done pway with artificially heated houses, no* attempt being made to raise the temperature excepting in very cold climates where a curtain is sometimes used In front of the roosting room. Open front scratching shed coops are the order of the day. Proper ventilation is practically as sured with an open front house shield ed, in stormy weather, by muslin curtains. The closed house with ventilating flue or cupola on the roof are ornamental death traps of the past. They /id give a finished air to the building from an architectural point of vie\t but they were the cause of bad coldr which often developed Into croup. Any poultry house Bhould be suffi ciently weatherproof to keep out rain and snow and protect the fowl from "bad windstorms. The building should be provided with a dry floor whether it be of boards or dirt. Protection must be given the poul try from all kinds of enemies such as rats, skunks, coons, cats, dogs and hawks, or the loss at times is some thing appalling. It is not an uncom mon occurrence to have a whole flock of small chickens slaughtered during one night’s raid from a rat or skunk. It is very annoying to have fine plump chickens up to the broiler age picked off by a cat or hawk one at a time • until the flock has dwindled to almost half its size originally. For this reason we believe it will pay to build houses that will Insure protection against troubles which so GERMAN FARMERS AT LABOR The illustration given herewith ■hows the laborers at work on one of the largest farms in the eastern part »f Germany. These laborers “setzen elne Diete,” harvest the corn, then put It in a huge pile, aa shown, so that It being all tight together, the corn can’t Cali out, and It is secure from rain. often threaten chickens cooped in make shift buildings. The accompanying drawing fully illustrates a colony house that is proof against any of the mishaps we have mentioned, providing, however, the closed yard plan is adopted in stead of free range. We have had excellent success with this method, in two Instances raising every chick, to the broiler age, placed in the coop, without accident. In one case there were 50 chicks In a 3x6-foot coop with a 3x6-foot yard; In the other 79 chicks in a 4x9-foot coop with a 4x6- foot yard. Of material and workmanship to be used in the construction of the colony house herein described: Floor joist or frame to be 2x3 Inches of redwood or cedar. Floor: To be of well-seasoned tongued and grooved pine, surfaced, secret nailed. Exterior Covering: To be of matched, tongued and grooved boards Ix 4 inches, surfaced two sides and well seasoned; to be well nailed to top and bottom cleats Ix 4 Inches sur faced. If portable to be fastened at four corners Inside with strong hooks and eyes. Roof: To be covered with any good roofing material or tin, well painted. An Ideal Portable Colony House. root to project at least four inches and if portable to be fastened at four corners inside with strong hooks and eyes. Sash: Will be of dry sugar pine, well milled, to be double hung where shown with plaited sash cord, with Iron weights and pulleys, to be not less than one inch thick. If glazed, glass to be 21 ounces. If covered with muslin and one-half inch mesh wire as shown in plan, same to be well tacked with edges covered by neat cleats countersunk. Doors: Will not be less than one inch thick covered with muslin and one-half Inch mesh wire cloth as shown in the plan, same to be well tacked with edges covered by neat cleat countersunk same as sash, to be hung with suitable hinges and fas tened with barrel bolt or Iron bottom. Transom door to hinge from top and be fitted with regular transom lift. Each end of house to be furnished with a drop door where shown to be operated with a cord at a point where shown in plan and fitted with proper wheel pulleys, cord to be fastened where shown to a suitable hook. Royal Stock Bhow. At the last Royal Stock show, of England, the entire 2,000 head of stock entered were judged the first day, $50,- 000 was given in cash premiums and the attendance was 62,000 people in a single day. At these shows no horse races or side attractions of any kind are permitted. Farms of United States. It is estimated that the farms of the United States with all they con tain in the way of livestock and Im provements are worth about $30,000,- 000. From the wagon one man hands the corn to the other; they form shelves on the pile, when one shelf or horizon tal sheet is compact another is formed, etc., until the pile is quite high. The laborers take pride in making these compact piles, which rain nor storms can easily destroy. MARKET QUOTATIONS DENVER MARKETB. Cattle. Beef steers, grain fed, good to choice 6.50(9)6.25 Beef steers, grain fed, fair to good firstname.lastname@example.org Beef steers, pulp fed, good to cuoice 5.40 ©6.00 Beef steers, pulp fed, fair to good 5.00© 5.40 Beef steers, hay fed, good to choice email@example.com Beef steers, hay fed, to goog firstname.lastname@example.org Cows and heifers, grain fed, good to choice email@example.com Cows and heifers, grain fed, fair to good firstname.lastname@example.org Cows and heifers, pulp fed, good to choice .email@example.com Cows and heifers, pulp fed, fair to good 4.00© 4.60 Cows and heifers, hay fed, good to choice 4.50© 5.25 Cows and heifers, hay fed, fair to good firstname.lastname@example.org Stock cows and heifers ... .email@example.com Canners and cutters 2.50©3.25 Veal calves firstname.lastname@example.org Bulls email@example.com Stags 4.00© 5.00 Feeders and stockers, good to choice firstname.lastname@example.org Feeders and stockers, fair to good 4.25© 5.00 Feeders and stockers, com mon to fair email@example.com Hogs. Good hogs 5.90©6.06 Bheep. Ewp3 firstname.lastname@example.org Wethers 4.75©5.10 Yearlings (light) email@example.com Lambs firstname.lastname@example.org Ewes- (clipped) email@example.com Wethers (clipped) firstname.lastname@example.org Yearlings (clipped) email@example.com lambs (clipped) firstname.lastname@example.org Stock sheep 3.00©4.00 Grain. (F. O. B. Denver, carload price.) Wheat, choice, milling, 100 lb 1-27 Rye, Colo., bulk, 100 lbs... 1.35 Nebraska oats, sacked 1.35 Corn in sack 1.16 Corn chop, sacked 1.17 Bran, Colo., per 100 lbs., .... 1.15 Hay. (Prices paid by Denver Jobbers F. O. B. track Denver). Colorado upland, per ton. .email@example.com Nebraska upland, per t0n.13.00©14.00 Second bottom, Colorado and Nebraska, per ton . .firstname.lastname@example.org Timothy, per ton email@example.com Alfalfa, per ton 12.00© 13.00 South Park choice, per ton firstname.lastname@example.org San Luis Valley, per ton. .email@example.com Gunnison Valley, per ton .13.00©14.00 Straw, per ton 4.00© 5.00 Dressed Poultry. Turkeys, fancy, D. P 19 @2O Turkeys, choice 17 @lB Turkeys, medium ..14 @ls Hens, large 13 @l4 Hens, sfhall 12 @l3 Ducks fv @lB Geese 11 @l2 Roosters 6 @7 Live Poultry. Hens 12 Broilers, lb. 22 @25 Roosters . 6 Ducks 13 Turkeys, lb 17 @lB Geese 9 Butter. Elgin 21% Creameries, ex East, lb. .. 24 Creameries, ex. Colo., lb. .. 24 Creameries, 2d grade, lb .. 20 Process 20 Packing stock 15 Eggs. Eggs, case count, case $3.60 MISCELLANEOUS MARKETS. Flax. Duluth. —On track and to arrive, $2.34; July, $2.35; September, $2.00; October, $1.95. St. Louis Wool. St. Louis. —Wool —Unchanged; med ium grades combing and clothing, 18 @2lc; light fine, 16@18c; heavy fine, 14@15c; tub washed, 25@31c Live Stock. Kansas City. Cattle Market, steady; native steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Southern steers, $email@example.com; Southern cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; native cows and heifers, $email@example.com; stock ers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org; bulls. $email@example.com; calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org; west ern steers, $email@example.com; Western ern cows, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs—sc higher; bulk of sales, $email@example.com; heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; pack ers and butchers, $email@example.com; lights, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Market steady to 10c lower: muttons, $email@example.com; lambs, $5.50© 7.00; fed wethers and yearlings, $3.75 @5.00; fed Western ewes, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Eastern Produce. Chicago.—Butter—Steady; creamer ies, 17@21c; dairies, 15%@19c. Eggs—Steady; at mark, cases in cluded, 11 @ll%c; firsts, 13c; prime firsts, 14c. Cheese —Steady; daisies, ll%c; twins. 10%@llc; Young Ameri cas. ll%@ll%c; long horns, 12%@ 12 %c. Potatoes —Strong; choice to fancy, new, $email@example.com: old, 43@98c. Veal —Steady, 50 to 60 lb. wts., 8@ B%c; 60 to 85 lb. wts., 8%@9%c; 85 to 110 lb. wts., 10@10%c. A Girl of Gold BY ANNA PHILLIPS SEE (Copyright, xgxx, by Associated Literary Prass.) For a servant to play the piano and play it well is an unusual thing. Mrs. Green, the harassed keeper of a New York lodging house, wondered at her German maid’s proficiency. But New York is the clearing house of the na tions and Mrs. Green had learned not .to be surprised at strange happen ings. Elsa had come to her with no recommendations but her honest face and her willingness to work. She told h*r employer nothing of her past. At Mrs. Green’s there was plenty to do and the German maid tolled all day long uncomplainingly. When her work was done she asked for but one privilege— to play on the battered piano in the parlor if no one was about. Then and then only she smiled as she drew from the keys the melo dies of her fatherland. Why she had left that country was her own secret, but she was plainly pining for her home and people. One evening Mrs. Green and the noisy lodgers were all away. Over the house brooded a blessed quiet. Elsa stole Into the parlor and seated herself at the piano, but her fingers only rested on the keys, she was not playing. Her thoughts were sad. No one In this vast city cared whether she lived or died. She had not a single friend. The tears pattered on the piano keys as she rested her head against the music rack. Suddenly, from above, came the sweet tones of a violin played with skill and feeling. Elsa listened en tranced, every nerve thrilling in ap preciation of the exquisitfe harmonies. From the music of the masters the player glided Into a German air dear to the heart of the homesick listener. Her fingers automatically felt for the accompaniment, and she softly touched the keys in time with the vio lin. Then she forgot herself and ev- “Fraulein Herter, but Thine Elsa, Nev ertheless.” erything but the music. The old pi ano resounded to her hand; joyous waves of harmony rolled through the room enriching the air as carried by the violin. The player changed his theme. Old German folk songs, cho rals, snatches of operas—he played them all lovingly, and the girl followed at the piano below. All at once the music ceased. Elsa drew a long breath as if awakening ! from a dream, but she still sat at the piano with her little toil-roughened j hands resting on the keyboard. There was the sound of footsteps on the stairs and then a tap on the half-open door. A big, blond young man, unmistakably German, stood smiling in the doorway. "The music, it was good,. ach so good,” he said approvingly. ‘‘The songs of the fatherland move the heart, is.it not so?” The tears rose again to Elsa’s eyes, but this time they did not burn; they were refreshing like summer show’ers. At first she could not speak. The poung man seemed not to notice her emotion. He drew up a chair and talked easily until she had recovered herself. Before she knew it she was chatting gayly with this cheerful stranger, who was indeed not a stran ger, for he was from the home coun try. She smiled, she actually laughed —the little sad Elsa! The color rose In her cheeks and two dimples came into being. The young man, whose name proved to be Rudolph Heide, en joyed the transform at in. He pro longed that enjoyment till the asth matic cuckoo clock warned him that the hour was late. After that evening the violin and piano kept company whenever there was an opportunity. When there was none Rudolph and Elsa did their best to make up for the absence of the mu sic. Pale little Elsa bloomed into beauty, and went about her work ever humming the beloved German airs Mrs. Green watched the romance with kind eyes. Even a lodging house keeper may have a heart concealed about her person. One Sunday afternoon the lovers wandered through the park. They sat down on a retired shady bench. Then Rudolph spoke. “Little one,” he said tenderly. “I have now the place in the orchestra of which l told thee. There will be bread enough for two. Couldst thou marry a poor musician, who loves thee?” Elsa’s hand slipped Into his as she breathed rather than said, “Yes. Ru dolph.” There was no one In sight, not even an absent-minded policeman. Only a curious sparrow saw how Elsa blushed when Rudolph gave her that first kiss. A month before their wedding day a letter came from Germany for Ru dolph. After he had read It he paced his room for hours. When he sought Elsa his face was very grave and he spoke with a new authority. “Dear, I must now tell thee the truth. I wished to wait till after our marriage, but things have happened that compel me to explain now. My father has suddenly died. My mother sends for me and I must go to Germany to look after our affairs There is a great deal of money. I never thought to have it, for my fa ther once disinherited me because I would not marry the girl he had cho sen for me. I would never even see her—the glided one. I desired love before marriage. So I ran away to America, and my violin has kept me in bread and brought thee to me, dear heart. “But If my mother needs me I must go for a little while.” "And does she wish thee to marry this unloved girl, my Rudolph?” asked Elea wistfully. “Perhaps now—to please her —” “What, marry Fraulein Herter of the money bags, now that I have found thee! No, no!” Elsa turned very white and uttered a little cry She seized her lover’s arm. “Rudolph, tell me the truth. What Is thy real name?” “Rudolph von Heide-Edeishelm,” he replied proudly. The effect on Elsa of this admission was astonishing. She gasped and be came paler still. % Then the color streamed back into her face, her eyes shone like stars. At last she spoke mischievously: “And thou wouldst not even see this Fraulein Herter. That was not fair to her. Perhaps .she might have attracted thee, in spite of her gilding.” “Why should my life be bartered for money?’’ cried Rudolph. “I ran away. It was all I could do. But now I must go back for a little time—” “Thy high-born mother! She will not wish a serving maid for a daugh ter," laughed Elsa. Her lover replied with firmness. “I am now the head of the family. She will accept the wife I choose.” Elsa kissed him joyously. “Oh, Ru dolph, thou art the prince of lovers,” she murmured. “And now I have a request. Tonight, to please thine Elsa, play on the violin upstairs and let me accompany thee below as at the be ginning of our acquaintance. Ques tion not. I have a reason.” When evening came Rudolph played the home songs, but with a melan choly cadence. Even in the parlor below’ Elsa felt his sadness at the thought of separation till she could bear it no longer. Soon she called him. As on that first night she heard his quick steps on the stairs, but now he came running to her side. When lie saw’ her he stopped, transfixed. A beautiful woman in evening dress sat at the piano, her happy face turned expectantly toward him. “Elsa,” he stammered. “Fraulein Herter, but thine Elsa nevertheless." She threw’ herself Into his arms. “Dost thou love the girl of gold? Wilt thou barter thyself for money now, my Rudolph?” she asked gayly. Her lover was dumb and she went on: “I, tco. refused to wed when there was no love and thy father offered thee to me as a husband. My guar dians insisted. I could not rebel, for I was not of age. I, too, ran away, intending to take care of myself until I came Into my inheritance. There was much searching for the lost heir ess, but I had hidden myself well. I knew how to do nothing gainful but housework, so I became a serving maid rather than marry thee, Ru dolph.” From sheer happiness her laughter bubbled up again. Rudolph held her close. “Thou are truly a girl of gold—pure gold,” he whispered fondly. ; Wild Geese Impressive Sight. There can be no more impressive sight than a straining line of wild geet-e moving in the clear air with steady strokes, their rigid necks point ed to their northern summer home, their outlines slowly diminishing until, as a row of floating dots, they vanish in the uncertain distance. As they scan the continent in their northward sweep the feeble efforts that dot it here and there with cities must seem to them helpless presump-! tion. They call in the joy of their strength, and the poor prisoners of gravitation fancy that the resonant tones from the vast, are a special message to their own little w’orlds. More Impressive than this voice of the open day or the sight of the vigorous and steady forms cour sing the air is the sonorous mingling of cries in the starry dome when the lofty way cf travelers is concealed by the enshrouding night. Hood’s Sarsaparilla Cures all humors, catarrh and rheumatism, relieves that tired feeling, restores the appetite, cures paleness, nervousness, builds up the whole system. Get it today in usual liquid form or chocolated tablets called Saraatabs. SAiKth’S — HAIR BALSAM U4 bMOtiflM U* riMßOtaa a lanrUnt pwS. MjTtr Villa t* KMtore Qrsy VgW Thompson’s Eye Water •toM nltoT ky 4bM, mb «r wtod. A halting speech may be the result of a lame excuse. Garfield Tea corrects constipation by arousing the digestive organs to their in tended activity. Composed of Herbs. Lots of city farmers make a spe cialty of sowing wild oats. Eye Salve In Aseptic Tubes Prevents Infection —Murine Eye Salve In Tubes for all Eye Ilia. No Morphine. Ask Druggists for New Size 25c. Val uable Eye Book in Each Package. Agreement among good men Is friendship, among bad men con spiracy.—Sallust. Important to Mothers Examine carefully bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears the Signature of < In Use For Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher’s Castoria And They Adjourned. The Mutual Admiration society met and was called to order. “What of all things In this world do you like best?” asked the girl, angling for a compliment. "Beefsteak!’’ cried he, taken un awares, and a moment later the so ciety adjourned. SOMETHING ELSE. The Professor —An ordinary brick ; will absorb a quart of water. The Pugilist—Then my brother’s no brick! The Professor —What do you mean? The Pugilist—He never absorbed that much water in his life. BUSINESS WOMEN A Lunch Fit for a King. An active and successful young lady tells her food experience: "Some years ago I suffered from nervous prostration, induced by con tinuous brain strain and improper food, added to a great grief. "I was ordered to give up my work, as there was great danger of my mind failing me altogether. My stomach was in bad condition (nervous dyspep sia, I think now) and when Grape- Nuts food was recommended to me, I had no faith in it. However, I tried it, and soon there was a marked im provement in my condition. “I had been troubled with faint spells, and had used a stimulant to revive me. I found that by eating : Grape-Nuts at such times I was re | lieved and suffered no bad effects, which was a great gain. As to my other troubles —nervous prostration, dyspepsia, etc. —on the Grape-Nuts diet they soon disappeared. "I wish especially to call the atten tion of office girls to the great benefit I derived from the use of Grape-Nuts as a noon luncheon. I was thoroughly tired of cheap restaurants and ordin ary lunches, and so made the experi ment of taking a package of Grape- Nuts food with me, and then slipping out at noon and getting a nickel's worth of sweet cream to add to it. "I found that this simple dish, fin ished off with an apple, peach, orange, , or a bunch of grapes made a lunch fit 1 for a king, and one that agreed with . me perfectly. "I throve so on my Grape-Nuts diet that I did not have to give up my work I at all, and in the two years have had | only four lost days charged up against i me. ‘‘Let me add that your suggestions in the little book, ‘Road to Wellville,* are, in my opinion, invaluable, espe cially to women.” Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read “The Road to Wellville” in pkgs. "There’s a Reason.” Brer rend the above letter t A new one appears from time to time. They are veaulae, true, and full of hmmaa Interest.