THE TIMES-NEW- S, NEPHI, UTAH Anchor Fence Posts Handling of Hogs Against Frost Power Causes Big Loss iimn:iiiiiiiim;iiimiiimiiiiimiiniiiiiii. Our Thanksgiving Soluing . Pumpkirv Christmas Gift Selection t Annual Waste That Is Unnecessary and Most of It Due to Carelessness. riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinr. THANKS for th little things, dear Pi& frolic The baby's wavering smile. May's tiny shoes beneath her bed. Round arms upflung about her head (She sleeping sweet the while). Thanks for the kindly things, dear Joivgs fapttify r'ewct D. 49 t tour Problems on IT WAS the night before Thanksgiving. On the pantry window-sil- l a long row of pumpkin pies lay, rich and mellow, waiting the next day's feast The turkey lay on his platter In silent majesty and from the cookie Jars certain spicy odors wafted prophecies of happy satisfaction for keen appetites. All was still, for everyone had gone to bed. Through the window, presently, the golden rays of the autumn moon stole, pausing gently to rest on the pumpkin-pies- . "Ah, me," sighed g a plump, pie, "How often we have watched that same moon from our place In the fields I How I wish we were, back there again I" As he spoke, they all heard a soft fluttering of wings, and when he had finished, there alighted on the wtnaow-811- 1 the prettiest little fairy they had ever seen. Her eyes were as blue as the lake on a sunny morning, and her hair as lovely as the silken floss of the corn. On her head was a crown studded with frost sparkles and her dress was trimmed with lace from the loom of the black witch known as the Spider. "All right, jolly pies, you may have your wish," she said. So saying, she touched the pies with her wand and up they Jumped, the queerest little persons with fat, laughing faces and long, thin legs. "You may frolic wherever you wish," she said, "but you must come back as soon as the cock blows his silver trumpet." Then she drew aside the screen and away went the Pumpkin Pie people. Aa they ran down through the garden the cabbages and carrots and parsnips stared in surprise. Then they started to laugh, and how they did laugh. In fact, one cabbage laughed so hard that he burst, which was very careless of him, and wouldn't have happened If he had been holding his 11 well-picke- d ivord The kitchen's westward view. Bill's patience when the meals are late, The goldenrod beside the gate. The old cat s friendly mew. Thanks for the human things, dear Lord Bill's roush cheek on my arm. The funny dent In baby's nose. The backward way May's red hair grows Like her own perverse charm. The big things are Thy keeping, Lor- dLife, Truth and Love and Peace, But little, kindly, human things Are like the touch of angel wings, Whose blessings never cease. Margaret W. Jackson, In Farm Life. At Christmas But the Pumpkin Pie people didn't care. On and on they ran, through the orchard and past the barns. The pig eyed them with a sleepy grunt, but they were going so fast that he didn't think It worth his while to try to catch them. Finally they came to the The Pig Eyed Them With a Sleepy Grunt. broad fieli! where all summer they had bidden under the broad leaves from the hot rays of the sun, and where they had been so happy till that dread ful diy when they had been taken away and put Into pies. Then the Pumpkin Pie people took hands and danced and sang. So happy were they, and their music had so much magic In It that even the frozen leaves of the Pumpkin vines turned green again and waved In time with their dancing. The rabbits and field dice came from far and near and stood about with their arms folded, gravely watching the Joyous scene. All too soon the sound of the silver trumpet came over the field. The pumpkin vines withered up and lay stiff and lifeless as before and the mice and rabbits scampered away. Away scurried the Pumpkin Pie people, back through the barnyard, the orchard and the garden end very, very quietly crept through the pantry win dow. "Thank you, kind Fairy," they said to the Thanksgiving fairy who was waiting for them. For answer, she touched them with her wand, and they sank to their places on the win dow sill as before. Then she disap peared. liut no one would have dreamed next day what ft spice of mischief and adventure was In those pies, which the cook had never put there at alL. time breakfast caps Exquisite, lifelike roses are made of blossom out In gay colors, Insuring the aew year a cheerful start. Here are fine crepe paper and set In millinery Two or three two In the latest modes. Ribbons and foliage and stems. d paper are used laces will, as usual, set off numberless shades of and every petal carefully shaped and dear faces during the coming year. The cap at the top Is made of shirred arranged. A rose or two, in a bud colored net, narrow satin ribbon, lace vase, makes a lovely gift Jolly-lookin- Ides. (Prepared by the Unit id State of Agriculture.) rose-colore- toilet-watbottles are painted edging and tiny ribbon flowers. Wide In Plain wonderful color blends, with seal t, with flowers at the Iront and ribbon ties, accomplish the ing wax paints, and flowers made of tape and sealing wax provide a little ther pretty headpiece. nosegay for the stopper. er polnt-de-espri- K Z Sealing-Wa- x TnB American Thanksgiving day rolls round again, one thinks of the significance of that occasion In the early days of our land. Among all people thanksgiving days have always been, but the American annual celebration Is unique. There loom up beside visions of fat, savory turkeys and tempting mince pies, the pictures of harvest gather ings as we hare learned to think of them In the days when the Pilgrim Fathers Instituted the holiday as a holy day, signifying their appreciation of the blessings which America af forded. As early as 1621, when Gov ernor Bradford sent forth men to pro cure game that the New England colonists might enjoy a day of thanks- vlng In remembrance of the fruits of their labors during the year, the annual celebration was Instituted. It did not become an official public holiday until 1631, and even the day of that year set apart was not at first Intended to be a day of rejoicing and thanksgiving. It was a day of fast ing and prayer for relief from the famine which seemed Imminent. Just then everything for the white man's necessity was produced on American soil, and a vessel laden with provisions had been so long at sea that the colonists began to fear that they should suffer want before help was near. The ship arrived Just before the day of fasting, and from that the day was changed to one of thanksgiving and rejoicing. Thanksgiving days were occasionally observed also In the New Netherlands after this, but not until 1644 was another official procla mation made to this end. A Thanksgiving day was declared In honor of the victory of the colonists over the Indians. The first national Thanksgiving day, by proclamation of President Wash ington, was set for Thursday, Novem ber 25), 1789. In the interior various days In various months were set aside by state governors. From time to time other presidents of the United States proclaimed thanksgiving days, and for many years past it has been the annual practice of the executive official to name the last Thursday of November for a national day of rejoicing and expression of gratefulness to the Giver of all good and perfect gifts. Brooklyn Eagle. S S Egyptian Screen Jewelry S His CTime Has Come that The furore for things Egyptian brought in a whole new line of ornaments and costume jewelry that will make novel and welcome Christmas gifts. The talisman pictured Is fashioned of sealing wax and glass pendants and hangs from a black silk cord. It Is the Blze of a silver dollar and the Sphinx head and globules are painted on, with sealing-wapaints, u amy colors desired. g A lady of old Egypt, painted in vivid Egyptian colors on cardboard, makes a fascinating telephone screen, appropriate for a man's room or the house phone. On the reverse side, lists of names and number! and reports of calls are recorded on removable tablets that slip under nar row ribbon bands. regal-lookin- 3 x Gay Little Accessories accompanying diagram Illusa tested method of anchoring fence posts In the ground against the lifting power of frost "It has the advantages," says the de- Loss through Injury to hogs In shipment to market is an important Item signer, "of being easier to set a post, affecting the profits of the farmer and takes less material, and when the time comes to reset the end post it will shipper. During the past year in a period of six months there wero received take only a fraction of the time and at nine of the principal stock yards of labor to remove the old post that it the country a total of 28,375 dead hogs does to remove a post set with 'dead With the and 38,708 In a more or less crippled man' and cross anchors. condition, according to reports re- material on the ground and favorable ceived by the United States Departdigging conditions, one man can set a These figures ten-foment of Agriculture. post In half a day that will indicate clearly a waste that is largestand all the strains put on it in orThis method Is espely unnecessary, most of which can be dinary fencing. attributed to carelessness on the part cially suitable for gate posts. of those handling the animals at the "In setting the post It Is best to dig the hole so that the post sets firmly points of origin of shipments. Do Not Hurry Hogs. against the front bank and then tamp Aside from the wrecks and extreme the dirt In up to the lower notch bar weather conditions, there seems to be fore putting in the lower Drace. Yj no logical reason for so many hogs dydig a trench two spades deep frdli desand of rear between the back wall where to origin ing the front points tination. Much fault In this respect wall will come In starting the hole. is attributed to Improper handling of This gives room to put in the rear swine Just prior to shipment. Quite brace as well as making It easier to often hogs about to be shipped are dig the rest of the post hole, which rushed to .some small inclosure, need be only big enough to allow penned up In a crowded way, and fed tamping room. a very heavy ration preparatory to "The brace block can be either a being hauled or driven to a stock car. rock of a size such as one man can In getting them to a loading point move, or better, a cement block about frequently the animals are prodded, sixteen Inches square by eight Inches kicked, and hurried until worried Into a highly nervous condition. Such lO'leng. Syce hogs are often loaded In cars containing sharp pieces of broken timber, nails sticking out of boards, and In which the flooring Is covered with mud and rubbish, no precaution being taken to remedy these dangerous conditions. Often no bedding of any kind is provided. Under such circumstances many of the animals reach the yards i i i i badly crippled, the injuries commonly Rack or cement hind quarters, resulting Involving the block In lowered quality of the most valuable cuts the hams. Avoid Crowding Animals. To Prevent End Post From Moving. When ready for market, nogs should be assembled a sufficient length of thick, and should be set to come level Both time prior to the date of shipment to with the top of the ground. allow them to become rested. They braces are tightened by pounding should not be crowded Into small pens down into place with an ax or maul or houses nor fed heavy rations. If and will stay in place without fasthey are driven to the loading point tening If the top brace Is put In after Care should be they should not be rushed on the the post is tamped. way ; if they are hauled too many hogs used not to force the top of the post should not be crowded Into the truck too far back, but It Is best to have the or wagon. The loading chutes should top back Just a little to allow for the brace block settling." not be too steep, should be made secure and should have the sides protected so that the animals will not Club Work Was Started fall off. Crowding too many hogs In in Oklahoma in 1909 a car, particularly In hot weather. Is likely to result In a number of them boys were pioneers in OklaFifty dying In transit. Loading hogs after homa in the boys' and girls' club a heavy feed Is Injurious to them. A work carried on by agrilittle hunger Is far better for them on cultural extension agents, these boys the Journey than indigestion. There Joining corn clubs in 1909 to learn Is nothing to be gained In added new and Improved methods of producNow Oklahoma has more than weight of the animals by forced feedtion. The aim 35,000 of these young fanners and ing Just before shipping. should be to get as many hogs as poshome makers, according to reports to sible to the stock yards in good conthe United States Department of Agdition. riculture, and in their club work they are carrying on some 51,000 demonRat-Proofistrations in crop, vegetable, and fruit Interest live stock production, canIs Aroused in Oregon growing, ning, sewing, food preservation, and The effect of anti-ra- t campaigns In home management. These figures and other Interesting facts regarding club Oregon has been notable In the continued interest taken In work In that state were made the measures. One basis of a pageant, shown at a short and of the largest owners of real estate course given In August at the state In the public market of Portland was agricultural college, In which scenes so favorably Impressed with the work portraying the main club activities done last year under the leadership were followed In each case ny lantern of the biological survey. United States slides giving information about that line of work. Department of Agriculture, In destroying rats and In establishing conditions that he has torn out the entire Interior of two of the largest Storing Sweet Potatoes, buildings and Is finishing them wholly Pumpkins and Squash with concrete with a view to making squash and sweet potaPumpkins, them completely not be stored In the same should toes In Little Rock, Ark., as a result of way as most other vegetables. They the anti-ra- t campaign which waa must be taken In from the tield before launched there, steps were taken for freezing weather. A heavy frost or a the Inauguration of a general cleanchill on any of these crops Is quick up campaign In the city and for the detrimental to their keeping qualities. establishment of more satisfactory and squash may be harordinances governing the construction Pumpkins placed in piles over the field and repair of buildings, the disposal vested, covered with hay or other mateof garbage and the screening of food and rial. This will keep off the frost. "As products. soon as cold weather comes they should be taken Into the storage and Tough Fowls Cut Prices kept at an even temperature of C5 to degrees. Sweet potatoes, to be and Discourage Sales 70 well kept, must be dried at a temperTough chicken Is not only a dis- ature of 75 degrees for three weeks, tasteful dish but It discourages the after that time the temperature may consumption of both live and dressed be lowered to from 50 to (V) degrees. poultry In cities snd towns where the fattening coop has been removed from the back yard by people Right Foundation Stock who now depend upon the firmer or for Production of Eggs poultry plant owner to feed the birds If your foundation stock Is from an and put them In shape for the pot and egg strain of proven worth, then the pan. The skinny birds sent to t!,e market care of hens becomes a simple matter dry quarnot only get a "cool receptl-mwhen of providing feed and snnltatliwi. Your they are displayed on the table but ters, proper the family Is not likely to request reward will be an abundance of eggs. chicken again soon. Repeat orders The best of care and attention will are Just as eswntlsl to the poultry-ma- n avail little, however. In promoting as they are to other merchants. egg production In a flock which naIn this field the flork owner can do ture has limited In egg yield. much to Increase his business and to discard birds of the latter type than to go on from season to season revenue. In an, endeavor to develop them to a basis where they will pay their keep. Labor Little to ng For Dressing Table iliPl i 1 t The prettiest new lamp and candle shades are made of plain and ptcot edged ribbon, as shown In the Illus tration. Plain satin ribbon. In strips set together with narrow beading, and laid In shallow plaits, forms the shade, finished with ruffles of pi cot and plain ribbon. The lamp standard Is also covered with the plain ribbon, scantily shirred and sewed row on row This Is a dainty and elegant gift suited to a boudoir reading stand or dressing table. 5 Z Z Comforter and Pillow w g I -- ' -- : rat-pro- rat-proo- Ribbons are the most adaptable ol all materials for making Christmas gifts. A little container for a powdei puff, and a pair of bedroom slippers appear In the Illustration, both mad of gay ribbons. The container Is merely an envelope of satin ribbon, decorated with sealing wax flowers, and It fastens with a snap fastener. mules sre gay wltb narrow ribbon frills and flowers. They are held about the ankles wltb elastic. ! Satin-covere- ribbon-covere- d d lJ Toys of Yarn " 2v ... A. sv Employ Unless Live Stock Kept Live Stock and Fertile After the heavy fall work on crops Soils Work in Harmony Is completed there Is little to profit- Ood provides for all that Ills power has made, that once more He has given them and us food In dne season I Once gain the filled granaries, barns, burrows, storehouses underground and above ground prove that the good Ood Is unchangeably loving and has provided that the great chain of life between the tiny gnat and the greatest of men shall not be broken through Our life, our health, our food," be has provided for alL ooce again I The trates :o COD PROVIDES FOR ALL Well may we be thankful Department Method Illustrated Has Sev eral Advantages. Banana Salad. soft, narrow comforter and pit Cut bananas In halves long way low to match, made of sateen (or other and spread with peanut batter. Put material) and bound with fancy braid r ribbon. Is a lovely gift, especially halves together and place on a lettuce leaf. Drop two tablespooufuls good for old people. Black sateen with cre- Is very handtonne msyonnslse on each; sprliikla with nsua. figure appllqued chopped peanuts. A Amusing and grotesque dolls and animals are made of wires wound with hesvy yarns. Millinery wire will answer for the frames or skeletons and may be padded with cotton before they are wound with cephyr or coarse yam, Reads or buttons are used for eyes, a borse. Jockey and dog ars pictured, ably employ the labor on a farm utiles live stock Is kept. Cows, hogs and chickens, use time that would not be otherwise occupied In the winter, and consume feeds that could not be marketed otherwise. Returns for this feed and labor Increase the net profit U the business by their amount One of the bright spots In utilizing live stock to consume the homegrown feeds ts the fact that those who do feed on the farm have fertile soils while those who sell the feed have poor soils. The selling practice, unfortunately, causes the soil to get poorer and poorer each. fear.