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them to hunting up the dates of Then let them tell you how and the organization of the Stake where the local authorities are and of the various first quorums, like the general ones, and how and then, or at any rate, let them this wheel within a wheel adds carefully ascertain when and where

power and strength. Also the the first woman's organization in subject of your own organization this Church, or in the world, for should be brought plainly within that matter, was perfected, and the scope and understanding of give as many details of that event each one, and the various officers as you can obtain. Next search and their duties should be fully out the organization of the Sun- and plainly described. day school, then that of our own wish, a few general instructions Y. L. M. I. A., and then the Y. as to parliamentary rules may be M. M. I. A., and last the Primary given, together with some interAssociation. Give as many dates esting facts as to the organization and facts connected with these and management of clubs, and events as you can, and you will the various civil organizations. find at the close of your lesson Do not stint your own time and that you are in possession of a study on these points, and if one store of facts which will be of or two evenings is not enough infinite service to you in many to spend in this way take more. ways.

Let some of the older Remember it is not how much or ones find out who are the general how many pages of the Guide authorities of the Church, and you read, or study or use; it is who the local authorities. 1 how many you clearly understand.





Y. L. M. I. A. CONFERENCE. The quarterly conference of the Y. L. M. I. A. was held at Mancos, Colo., November 20th, 1892, President M. M. Halls presiding. Singing, "The glorious day is rolling on." Prayer by President F. A. Hammond. Singing, “Great God attend." Minutes of previous conference read and approved, after which President Halls expressed her pleasure at

seeing so many present. Desired to perform the duties pertaining to her office in an acceptable

She then gave a report of the several associations in the Stake. Said

the program was short she would call on some of the young ladies to speak. Counselor Anna Halls said she was pleased to see so many of the brethren present. Thought the

of the meetings


* All communications from the members of the Y. L. M. I. Associations to this department should be addressed to Mrs. Elmina S. Taylor, 158 W. Third South St., Salt Lake City. The address of the Secretary of the Central Board of the Y. L. M. I. A. is Annie M. Cannon, Folsom Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah.



depended a great deal on the midst, but was much pleased to nature of the programs. Said meet with us. Thought the Y. the girls should store their minds L. M. I. A.

of the best with knowledge, so that when organizations in the Church. Was called on to speak they might be pleased with the testimonies of able to speak intelligently.

the young ladies. Liked to hear Did not think the Lord would

them speak.

Said all were assist us when we failed to do titled to the Holy Ghost. Rememour part. Sister Evelyn Adams ber your prayers. All blessings felt it quite a task to arise and come from the Lord. This is a speak, but thought all should be

preparatory mission. Take time united in making the meetings to read good books. Spoke on interesting. Bore her testimony the duties of parents to children. to the truth of the gospel. Misses Said children should be taught Ada Slade and Agnes Burnham correct principles. Prayed God then sang, after which Sister to bless all. Abbie Young said she had enjoyed Apostle Franklin D. Richards herself very much. Felt thankful then said he was delighted to see for having been born in a gospel the interest manifested by the dispensation, and of faithful

young ladies.

Advised them to parents, who had taught her the respond to every call. Said the principles of the gospel. Knew time would come when it would that the Lord was no respecter of be siad, “Such a one was born in persons in hearing and answering Zion," and it would be considered prayer. Related a circumstance

a great honor.

Said if we of her little son being healed in anxious to know anything, and answer to prayer. Spoke of the would


for the speaker, we necessity of having a testimony will receive what we wish. Said of the truth.

Hoped all would our numbers would be increased. feel repaid for attending

President F. A. Hammond ference.

rejoiced in the remarks made and Sister Mary Jones felt her weak- in all the organizations in the ness in rising, but thought we Church. Said we

should form should not shirk

duties. resolutions to read one chapter Should improve our minds

a day from

some good book. there is a great work for us to Advised the Bishops to visit do.

Hoped we would put in these organizations. The general practice the instructions given. and local officers were sustained. Sister Josephine Mathews then Conference adjourned for three recited "The Little Hero." Sis- months, to meet at Bluff, Utah. ter Jane S. Richards, Counselor Singing, “Lord dismiss

us. to President Zina D. Young, then Benediction by President F. A. addressed the meeting. Said she Hammond. was a comparative stranger in our

Louie M. White, Sec.






WOMAN INTELLECTUALLY. should receive an education and It is argued by some that it is possess a moral character; because not necessary for woman to be a tree always bears fruit after its educated as man, and that she own kind, and if it is cultivated should not be considered as his properly the fruit it bears will be equal; but surely those who pass of the best variety; and if such remarks do not realize the woman receives proper training, work depending upon

her. I her seed after her will partake of agree with the statement made by the same, and will imitate her one author, “That woman is the every action. It is found in nearly other half of man, mentally, all cases where the mother is of morally, and physically; without a religious nature the children are her he would be as a tree stripped likewise, and believe in the same of its leaves, without ornament or faith that she does, while on the the breath of life.”

other hand if she is careless and It is woman upon whom de- negligent of her religion her chilpends the proper teaching of her dren will follow in her footsteps, children, as they are the ones who and perhaps go astray through will be leaders in future genera- not being taught those things tions. The mother has the care which are pleasing in the sight of of her children from their infancy, God. It is not only the children and if she teaches them the things who follow in the ways of their necessary to constitute a good man mother, but the women also have or woman those teachings will be an influence either for good or stamped upon their memories so bad over their husbands. If strongly that they will remain with

man has a wife who is low and them throughout life. One degraded in morals he will befamous statesman said that had it come worse than she, for she has not been for the memory of the an influence over him which time when his departed mother one else possesses.

It is she who used to cause him to kneel and

equips him for the voyage of life; say his prayers that he would have

so it is necessary that she should been an atheist. It has been said,

possess an elevated mind, so that and that very truly, that woman she will be able to make his is the index to the family book; journey over the rough sea from her you can judge of the pleasant as possible, and when he chapters and illustrations. Many is led into the many temptations of the greatest statesmen attribute which beset his path, she should all of their success to the training be able to lend a helping hand they received from their mother.

. and to set him a worthy example Abraham Lincoln, one of the most in the bringing up of their chilnoble men of his time, said: “All dren, so that they will live lives I have I owe to my angel mother."

of purity.

The following is a It is necessary that a

beautiful figure, showing the com







fort a woman should be to her gain here, and we should consider husband in case of darkness and it a duty that we to each adversity: "As the vine which has other, and more especially to God, long twined its graceful foliage for the privilege He has blessed about the oak, and been lifted by

us with. it in sunshine, will when the

Maria Morris. hardy plant is rived by the thunderbolt, cling round it with its caressing tendrils and bind up its

WHY SHOULD WE READ? shattered boughs, so it is beauti- THERE was a time when the fully ordained that woman, who is influence of the great and good the mere dependent and orna- was chiefly over the minds of ment of man in his happiest individuals; but by the invention hours, should be his stay and of printing a new element solace when smitten by calamity." | added to the power of nations, as

We find in sacred and also it not only brought the influence profane history that women have of the great and good over the accomplished much, and


minds of individuals, but also times had it not been for the over the nation. Since this invenassistance they gave the men, the tion it has been the mind and not latter would have failed in their the sword that has ruled the projects. It was through the world. influence of a woman that this As minds rule the world, we continent was discovered, for had should read to inform ourselves it not been for

of as to our duty toward God and Queen Isabella over her husband man, and how best to perform it; Ferdinand, Columbus would not to learn from whence we came, have received the necessary ships whither we are going, and the equipped for his voyage. When

When object of our existence; for as the Peter and the other disciples had poet says, “The greatest study of forsaken the Savior a woman stood mankind is man." by Him, and followed Him in all As history is a record of what His afflictions. She was the last mankind has done, by reading it at His tomb, and it was she who we may learn of man, who our embalmed His body, and was the forefathers were, manners and first to discover that He had risen customs of the different nations, from the dead. We


deeds and errors of the nation's ladies have an opportunity of great men, and the part each receiving an education in these nation has taken in the progress our meetings, and it devolves

of the world. Every one should upon us all to use the time which

knowledge of history, is given us in the most profitable especially those who hold posiway. We can do much good in tions in which the welfare of the teaching to others that which we people is at stake; for by know

the power




of art,



The merry

ing the cause and effect of errors ments of the earth, in fact somemade by men of the past, they thing of the workings of the whole may correct and prevent them universe. from occurring again.

We should read to gain We should also have a general general knowledge

not knowledge of science, as it gives only of the useful arts which help us an understanding of truths or us in all the ordinary occupations facts which have been stated, and of life, but also of the fine arts, it also enables us to investigate which enables us to appreciate and search out these truths nature, her architecture, sculpfacts for ourselves.

ture, painting, poetry and song, Under science we have several and thereby enabling us to be studies, such as physiology, philo

better contented with our lot, for sophy and astronomy, which are by having a knowledge of these the most common and useful. arts we may live in a new world

A knowledge of physiology is as it were. essential to the preservation of Music or song has a wonderful our health, as it teaches us the

influence upon structure of our body and its song of the bird how it does organs and the duty each organ delight and cheer us, and it also has to perform; it also shows us teaches us to make others happy how terribly nature punishes any by being happy ourselves. violation of her laws, and teaches Beautiful music or song always us how may prevent these brings inspiration of power and violations.

of patience, of courage and of In philosophy we have a broad hope. Someone has said, “Let field for searching and investigat- me make the songs the people ing truths or facts that have been sing, and I will form the character stated. If the mechanic did not and control the conduct of the read and learn about the princi- nation, whoever makes the laws." ples of machines what an awkward Music or song is the expression spectacle he would be. Not only of hope and victory, and it imis a knowledge of philosophy parts a new life to all that is necessary to the mechanic, but in noblest and best in the human our every-day life we see truths soul. The Swiss have a rude or facts shown which we should national air which has scarcely know and understand.

anything like a tune. In astronomy, one of the most with continuous note, while beautiful studies of science, we both drawing in and throwing learn of the heavenly bodies, of out the breath. The words their motions, distance, gravities, as rude and meaningless as the magnitudes, light and heat. A music; but to the Swiss, when knowledge of this study enables wandering in foreign lands, this us to better understand the move- wild song brings back the beauti


It is sung



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