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Sister Card while in Provo. The Soon after the fire Sister Z na mere details, of the

moved to Logan, chiefly because formed by her own hands or those her health was too precarious to of her pupils is but the shell, the allow her to continue her labors crust. The life giving word, the in the Academy. While in Provo subtle suggestion of purity, the she acted as President of the constant enrichment of mind and Stake Primary Association, a post character which was the result of she was singularly adapted for. her labors with the girls can only Her house was open to rich and be hinted at here. To study art,

poor, sick and well.

So hospitato love the beautiful

inter- ble was she that her own peace woven with every leaf and flower and comfort, even her health, were traced by her own or her pupils' set entirely aside, while she waited hands. No one since has made upon friends and acquaintances this department the thing of life night and day. Few 'who have and glorious progress which it known this dear girl have failed was when conducted by Sister to avail themselves of her hearty Zina Young Williams Card; but invitation to partake of her hosthis I do not say in condemnation; pitality. The very queen of enterit is the simple truth.

tainers, she made even the halfIt was in January of this, her welcome guest welcome, or rather first year in the Academy, that the guests, who to others would Sister Williams, as she was called have been unwelcome, she took then, was sent by President Taylor, them into her home and fed and in company with Sister Emeline cherished with the wide hospitality

Wells, to Washington, and of eternity. while there, working in the in- Some years ago she, in company terests of our women, she saw and with her husband, Brother Card, conversed with the leaders of the removed to Canada, where she has nation. It was on this Washing- labored with unceasing vigilance ton mission that the picture was to build up Zion in

a new and taken which accompanies this. It distant land. The hundreds, nay seemed appropriate to represent the thousands, who have received her here as she looked at the time succor and comfort at her hospitaof her labors in the Academy. ble hands in that far-away land For

Sister Zina can tell some of the heavy burdens labored in the Academy, her work of work and care borne by this growing in magnitude every day. true Saint. She has accepted the At the time of the disastrous fire i presidency of the Y. L. M. I. A., of 1884 the ladies' work depart- and works at her post with unment was occupying rooms built wavering fidelity.

wavering fidelity. What she is to by the generosity of President A. the Saints in that foreign land I 0. Smoot especially for that pur- only know by intuition; but what pose.

she is to those who know her here

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in Utah, and the constant void of sarcastic gall just under the tip caused by her absence, the wide of her tongue, and once in a very circle of her loving friends alone great while she can drop one sting

There are those among ing word upon some hapless wight us who can only reconcile our- who has richly earned a tongue selves that there is a God in ael lashing at a good woman's hands. and that when He sees fit to re- All in all, I am very sure I am call her home she will return to within reason when I say there is those who know and appreciate no better wife, no truer mother, her best.

more affectionate friend, and I remind myself that in all this no wiser counselor among the I have told none of the dear daughters of Zion than Sister girl's faults. And has she then Zina Young Williams Card. no faults? To be sure she has, my dear enquiring friend, and if you persist in knowing about them I will try to enumerate a few. In the first place, she is too bighearted for this poor mundane DEAR SISTER SUSA:--Sickness sphere. She loves everybody, has prevented my answering the good, bad and indifferent; and call made for a brief review of my there are not wanting people who labors in the beloved institution with sly nods and winks, assert

known

the Brigham Young that this is all put on. They Academy. As you and your dear know better, you see; they drag mother were the ones to inspire out their own pint measures and me with a desire to attend this behold they find nothing in their school, I know you can understand tin cups to justify such a charac- by your own feelings the purpose teristic, so then, of course, no one

of mine on entering as a pupil, else can possess such an unearthly when somewhat advance in years, trait. Then, again, this dear this fine school; but Brother sister of mine lacks self-control, Maeser, who had taught us when and the power to refuse favors. children, was the principal, so, She positively will not control her reassured by the respect that I hospitable instincts enough to had always felt for him, I went keep her from running the gravest forward with confidence that in risks with her health to work for him I had a friend, to me personothers. She will not control her ally, and also to our father, so in love of doing good sufficiently to the fall of '78 my life took a prevent her from committing slow turn. My little son, Sterling, suicide; and withal she is alto- soon became a pupil also. Tongether too big-hearted and unsel

Your own fish for such a poor sort of a world graphic description of this first as this. She has, however, a bit year tells my story better than I

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could. In January, '79, in com- building, and our work class was pany with Sister E. B. Wells, Iduly installed in the large and went to Washington to attend the elegant upper

room, built Woman's Suffrage Convention pecially for it.

With what pride held there. On my return did the young ladies clean and sumed my studies, and the follow- admire our apartment.

Here our ing year became a teacher of the bazaar of materials could be disPrimary Department, and started played to the best advantage, and a work class for the young ladies, here we could hold our classes untwo new fields of labor for me. I disturbed, and not as formerly, felt then I was not competent for wait till school was closed before either position, and so expressed a room was at liberty for us. myself when asked if I would as- The night of January 27th, 1884, sume these duties. "You can learn," will ever remain in my memory as was the answer of my beloved a season of burning sacrifice, for teacher, and that God-given in- my heart and hopes were centered spiration that burned in his bosom so much in my labors of love for seemed to lend a pair of wings to my young sisters that I felt like my halting decision. "I will one who had planted a tree, watchdo my best," I said, and I did. ed and tended it till it had flowered Each year made the young ladies' and borne fruit, then the rude work class

important hand of the destroying element feature of the institution, not only laid in ashes my fair dream, our in teaching plain and fancy beloved home, room and school needle work, but in lectures that house were things of the past. were suited to the needs of young After the fire I asked our hongirls away from home influences: ored teacher what could be the in addition to that labor I assisted fate of the work class. Patting them in finding suitable boarding

the head he exclaimed, places, visited them when ill, and “My conscience! it didn't burn in fact was a mother to them. O you up, nor your pupils, so don't the love and holy confidence that worry about that, Sister Wilexisted in our hearts for each liams." But the crowded and other! how our lives seemed to inconvenient condition of affairs blend in a deep and ever-flowing interrupted to a great extent our fountain of intelligence! how labors. My health failed me, and sweet were the words of inspira- reluctantly I yielded to a lingertion and encouragement given us ing and nearly fatal illness, which by our honored teacher and prin- compelled me to cease teaching. I cipal! One of the happiest days have referred but once to my of my life was when through dear position as primary teacher, but Pa Smoot's and Brother Harvey my heart goes out in love and Cluff's generosity and energy the gratitude to my dear children, for new portion was added to the old they live in my memory almost as

me

on

as 1

if they had been my own.

For My labors ceased in the beloved over five years we studied to- Academy in 1884, and my mission gether. In all trying places and now is in a foreign land. But my under all circumstances Brother interest will ever live for the adMaeser was my guide, instructor vancement of these glorious and friend. "God bless him," schools. May the way continue to cries my heart, when I think of be enlarged for their development, the army of young people who will and to all the sisters who fill the turn to him and say, even position of teachers in the ladies' say, “I was wandering in ignor-work class I extend

work class I extend my friendship ance and you led me to the light; and good wishes for the further I longed to grow in knowledge development of these departments. and intelligence, you gave my soul Let every effort be made in their wings; I wanted to know how to behalf, that they may keep pace be a better Saint, you gave me with the rapid progress made in that key that enabled me to swing other branches of our God-given wide the door of eternal progres

Church schools. sion, and learn the lesson of the

Zina Young Card. value of time."

LITERARY DEPARTMENT.

LAKE ANNETTE.

AUNT RUTH'S STORY. (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15.)

AMONG high summits dim defined

Midst floating cloud banks-silvery paleMarking the mountain bars that bind

The limit of a fertile vale.

CHAPTER IV.

The idle rills have gathered where

The shelter of a lofty steep Conceals a purple there

In which the mingled waters sleep,

And while, from circling mountains thrown,

Like lightest mantle o'er its breastThe shadows fall-and high, and lone

A storm seared giant guards its rest.
The lake, sale slumbering beneath-

In dreams a restless ripple shakes,
Or, wind-stirred, bears its breast to breathe

The pine scent that the breeze awakes.
But never owns the fiercest spell

Of storm-cloud brooding o'er the peaks
Nor answers to the tempest swell
That through the winding canyon shrieks.

“We are awfully late I know!" panted Julia, as she and her sister came bouncing into the room where Aunt Ruth and the girls sat waiting one Saturday evening. “But you know ma never lets us go anywhere on Saturdays till we have prepared all our clean clothing for Sunday morning, and it has kept Suse and me sewing pretty lively I can tell you. But here we are

at last, anxious to hear more,” and the two girls nestled down among the rest and pinched their neighbors' '

Josephine Spencer.

arms

its

with sheer satisfaction. And husband could find anything to Aunt Ruth began:

admire in such a woman.

But so “At about the time when Clara's it seemed to be. Mr. Brown baby was a year old her hus

never tired of lauding her to the band introduced her to a young skies, and slowly, very slowly, the Gentile family, consisting of man green-eyed

monster crept

into and wife, who had lately come Clara's unguarded heart and made to live at our place, and with

presence felt with sharp, whom Mrs. Brown at once became piercing pangs, that she at first very intimate.

Although Clara was unable to account for. did not fancy Mrs. O'Brien, who "One evening she ventured to was Irish, she was obliged to say to her husband that she could receive her kindly into her home, not see what men found in that it being her husband's wish. coarse, loud-voiced, bold woman

“Mrs. O'Brien was a tall, mus- to admire." cular woman, with large features, ""Oh,' he said carelessly, 'bright, and-well, in fact everything witty women like she most always about her was large and loud. take well. Men generally tire of Her eyes were large, black and

these shy, retiring creatures, that snapping; her coarse, long hair, melt into tears at the least word of which she was very proud, was that does not please them.' also very dark; her voice was high “The sharp, sudden pain at her and shrill; her laughter loud; her heart made Clara put her hand dress gaudy, and she always wore quickly to her left side, and a cry a profusion of slate pencil crimps rose to her lips, but she checked directly over her eyebrows. She it and merely bit her lip, and

not attractive as far as I after having collected herself a could

see,
but she

very little she said almost under her popular with a certain class of breath: men.

Clara had ever been "• And do you admire her?' modest girl, and always ". Well, Clara, I don't profess to rather timid in the

company

of be any better than most men, to whom she was generally Where I see

a pretty woman I at a loss what to say, as she her- of

admire her; that's self expressed it. Not so with plain.' Mrs. O'Brien, who could fling “He laughed carelessly as he her words about right and left, tossed the match with which he regardless of the effect they might had lit his cigar into the open have. And often when they were fireplace, and began to stroll up in company together, and Clara and down the floor. saw the men crowd around her

"In spite of her effort Clara's and laugh at her vulgar wit, and voice shook when she retorted: wink at each other, she wondered ", Most men? I know that my with burning cheeks how her

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