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that, with little help and upon the market-man's cart for encouragement, they may forsake her meat supply, and she is withtheir evil practices and try to be out an ice-house, she must resort more like us.

to many expedients to provide Next in importance to

her family with the necessary associates in forming morals, we variety of animal food. The will place

market-man may bring fresh beef, Books.-We told you at our last lamb, veal, poultry, corned beef, meeting some of the evils accom- salt pork, tongue, and sometimes panying promiscuous reading fresh fish. If there is an iceWe will now add that the moral house on the place it is an easy influence of bad literature may be matter to lay in a supply which quite as pernicious as the mental shall last until the next visit, but or physical Books which

if not, other means must be used. pure, noble and lofty in language, Charcoal is of great value in style, and sentiment, inspire the keeping ice-chests, storerooms reader with similar tastes and and food sweet. Place a shallow feelings. Those which are low, dish of fine charcoal in the icefalse and debasing in character chest. In milk-rooms and other exert a corresponding influence

where food is kept set upon

minds. We cannot dishes of charcoal. If poultry or help it, if we place ourselves in birds are to be hung in a cool their power by reading them. room for a few days remove the You will see by what we have internal organs and partially fill told you tonight that there are the body with charcoal. Now many things necessary for us to wrap the birds in paper and hang think about, if desire up. If the outside of the poultry is become truly daughters of Zion. rubbed with black pepper before Julia A. Macdonald. being covered with the paper, it

will be still farther protected from

flies. Small birds, livers, kidneys, CARE OF FOOD IN SUMMER.

sweetbreads, etc., may be wrapped The food question is often a in paraffine paper and then be serious one to the country house- buried in a bed of charcoal. keeper, writes Maria Parloa in a For keeping large pieces of valuable article on "Housekeeping meat and poultry here is a simple in the Country," in the July Ladies' device: Have a large barrel or Home Journal. It is usually within hogshed half-filled with charcoal. her power to get a good supply Put meat hooks in a strip of joist of fresh vegetables, milk, butter and place across the top of the and eggs, but one cannot be sure barrel. Have a netting to spread of even these things unless they

this. This barrel may be are produced on one's own farm. kept in a cool place and pieces of If the housekeeper must depend meat be hung on the hooks. The

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charcoal will keep the atmosphere covers and leave the room. When dry and sweet, and the netting the charcoal becomes cold it will will be a protection against in- be ready for use again. sects. Should there be danger If there is any question as to from rats or mice use wire netting. the purity of the water none of it

Fresh fish may be rubbed with should be used for drinking or salt, wrapped

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cooking purposes unless it is first buried in a bed of charcoal.

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boiled. There are several other course the charcoal in boxes and methods of purifying water, but barrels should be changed at least boiling is the safest of all. When once a month. It can be used water is tainted by decaying for lighting fires or for broiling vegetable matter several methods meats or fish. If, however, it is are used to purify it. It may be difficult to get a good supply of boiled, or filtered through charcharcoal the old can be purified coal, or oak chips, or a

little by putting it into the stove with a alum may be added. The addifew lighted chips and allowing it tion of the astringent wood or the to burn until red hot. At this

alum causes the albuminous matstage open all the windows, to let ter in the water to coagulate and the gas pass off, then close the fall to the bottom, and the puridraughts of the stove, remove the fied water can be poured off.

OUR GIRLS. *

The quarterly conference of the mentally while she addressed Y. L. M. I. A. of the Box Elder them. Stake convened in the Tabernacle Sister Freeze arose and spoke at Brigham City, Wednesday, very beautifully to the girls, tellJune 14, at ten o'clock, with Sis- ing of the vast amount of good ter Lillie Freeze, President, accomplished by our representaMinnie J. Snow, Box Elder Stake tives at the Woman's National Board, and Presidents of Wards Congress. Referred to the time of on the stand. After the opening refreshing the dedication had exercises, Minnie Loveland Snow afforded, to the mercy of God, welcomed our President and Sis- and closed by urging the girls to ter Freeze. President Snow keep His commandments. desired the faith of the girls to President Snow spoke of her aid Sister Freeze bodily and happiness in again mingling with

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.

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and told how her prayers spirit of oneness and sisterly love been answered immediately dur. made on the outside world, end- ing the meeting. ing her discourse with a strong, Vocal duet by Emeline Watkins earnest appeal to the girls to cling and Sadie Stohl. to their virtue and preserve their President Snow made few chastity as they would life itself, closing remarks, referring to the adding, "It is the greatest pearl | Spirit of God that had aided you can possess.

them while at the Woman's ConSpirit Divine" was sweetly gress, and the high compliments rendered by Miss Lottie Jensen, they had been paid by women of accompanied by the choir.

talent and ability, not of Sister S. A. Kelly made a few Ascribed all the honor to closing remarks.

Creator. After singing

and Adjourned until two with sing- prayer, the conference was closed. ing and prayer.

Tillie S. Horsley, Sec'y. Afternoon session opened with the usual exercises. President Snow introduced the originator of

A WRITTEN ADDRESS. the Primary, Sister Rogers, who (READ AT THE Y. L. M. I. A.) addressed the girls in a very

As it has fallen to my lot to interesting manner.

take part in the evening proSister Ray Evans expressed the gramme, I take pleasure in reappreciation of the conference, sponding, realizing the great and made a few remarks on the good done in obedience to the efficacy of prayer.

calls made upon us in the M. I. A. Sister Freeze again gave us the How thankful ought we to be benefit of her excellent counsel. for the opportunities that surround Spoke of the many gifts of the

every hand for gaining gospel, of the beauty of our girls, knowledge. and how they should use it to the How thankful to an all-merciful glory of God, and not be vain Father that we live in an age of over it. Combine with it sweet.

so much advancement. Then, ness of disposition and charm of again

again we blest with this manner. Sister Freeze had the wonderful brain power which we gift of singing in tongues, and weaken or make strong according also its partial interpretation, the to usage; unless we take good care remainder being given by Sister of it, keep it in good running Maria Fosgren. The Spirit of order, it quickly gets out of repair God was there in rich abundance, and grows rusty from neglect. and all felt its lovely influence. How wicked it seems to me to

President Clawson addressed so abuse such a grand piece of the congregation a few minutes. work. Yet how often we abuse Minnie Loveland Snow

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example before those that see a fine, healthy man or woman younger, that they may not rightso give themselves up to the ex- fully ridicule when we get up to cesses of life in such a manner speak or bear our testimony to the that when seen a few years

later truth of this gospel, thereby there is not the least particle of a proving ourselves stumblingblocks semblance of their former selves.

in their way.

It is well said. Don't you think, my dear sis- "Practice is better than precept. ter that we will be held account- A little story I once heard when able for such crimes as these, for a child I recall to mind as I write.

If true or not, I cannot say. Nevercrime? If a person is killed by theless the moral is good. some one, it is called murder, the A man having his aged father person perpetrating the deed, living with him, bitterly commurderer, and he is expected to plained at his breaking so many

for the deed committed dishes at the table while eating, while living as well as at the great being weak and feeble. One day bar of justice, where our Heavenly the offense being repeated, he beFather reigns as judge; then, if came angry and started for we abuse these earthly tabernacles neighboring wood in company which He has generously with his own little son, saying, given us to live in, if we abuse I'll get a dish the old man can't this great brain power, if our break." After cutting and hewing souls are unclean, if we give our- away for some time, his little son, selves up to undue excesses in who had been intently watching such a manner that we narrow our him, suddenly asked, "What are minds, shorten our lives what are you doing, papa?" we then in the sight of God? "I am whittling out a trough How many young

for grandad to eat out of,” was there among us that are intelli- the answer.

The little boy regent, possess fine talents that the mained silent for a few minutes Giver of all has bestowed upon then suddenly exclaimed, with a them that let them lie dormant face all lit up with enthusiasm, and grow rusty from neglect and

“Papa, when you get old I will abuse. Yes, how many like this, make you one." allow Mr. Careless to step in and This startled the father, who take charge of their natures until stopped work and stood as if they are like

beautiful dumbfounded, and, to the surprise flower in someone's garden, its of his little son, who expected to beauty and strength long since see a look of pleasure and thankgone through coming in contact fulness, he exclaimed, "I guess with odious weeds and that grim we will go home, "and immediately fiend, neglect. Then again, how started off. essential it is that we set a good Yes, dear sisters, example is

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Let us have between good and evil, and we charity for one another, be kind will then become intelligent, to our parents, the

parents, the aged, and noble women in Zion. infirm, and if we are always seek

And departing leave behir d us, ing after intelligence, with the

Foorprints on the sands of time, love of God in our hearts, it will befitting a Latter-day Saint. always be easy for us to discern

Ida Haag:

EARLY DAYS IN THE TERRITORY.

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Dear Niece Susa Y. Gates:

wear while working in the fields A few days since, I was in con- and in the kitchen. I well rememversation with three or four busi- ber when I was called on a Sunness associates, and the stringency day to talk to the people in meetof the times was quoted, as ing assembled on a Sabbath day, can hear any day, in the stores when I had on no coat, and my and on the streets.

shirt sleeves had each a patch on One of the men present declared the elbow. My shirt was scrupuadversely to the general cry, and lously clean, and I felt just as well said the times were good, there then in the stand, as I do now was lots of money in the country,

with the best suit on. only we have been used to such

I saw

one Elder called from an overflowing abundance, people the congreation into the stand to cry there is a scarcity.

speak to the people who had on I can remember the time when neither coat, shoes or socks, and we seldom thought of money in he spoke with much power of the this country and did not have even Holy Spirit, just as well as men good clothing enough to keep us do now dressed in fine black suits

We hardly ever had sugar of imported goods. in the house, and if we could We then felt such circumstances raise through the summer enough as no hardship, and were thankful of beets, cane, watermelons and to have that much. We felt it no instances

stalks shame because it was the best we enough to get ten or twenty-five could do, and we were even with gallons of "sweet" (oh how deli- ; a majority of the people. cious was the very word!) call it In those early days I went to molasses boiled down from the dances in private houses where juice of these products we were there was no floor but the ground, happy indeed.

and no splendor but bright, cheerIn those very early days of this ful, honest faces that reflected the Territory men and women went to intelligence, virtue and Christian meeting in much poorer clothes zeal of honest souls within. than they will now be content to i We needed no money then to

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