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PORT YFO UR'r I f A XX VX1. classes, tbe corruption and iniquity that abounded. The Lord had said to us, .save the world alone and build up new tiHti'utions and obey tbe principle Suturday, 10 a.m. which shall bo revealed to you." When Choir Sang, I'rest. Young, a year ngo, had declared 'When Earth in bondage long Lad lain. himself opposed to free schools, what, a And daknes o'er tht nations reigned." stir it made among those who opposed us. Prest, Young was not opposed to Prayer by Elder D. McKemie. Choir sang, ducatioti, but desired that every obtain employment, so that h "With joy we own Tit servant!. Lord, could for the education of his own pay Thy ministers below." not the leveling children. He ELDER C. C. KICK of the rich, hut the raising of the poor. Said he was satisfied that when vro as- Next to the witness of tho lldy spirit ol sembled in Conference we received the the truth of any principle advanced, the mind and will of Gad. The principles of best evidence of its goodness ? the opunion had been the grand theme wiih position of the wicked. He thought thai us, ever since the Church was organized. when the howl went up as soon as We ought to esteem it it privilege to do "wi oden shoes" were mentioned, that it anything the Lord required of us. We was better to throw wooden shoes ui frequently dedicated ourselves and all them than to cnl pearls before swine." our ubunce to the Lord, tud we shoulit The Saints knew the voice of the true certainly be willing to practise this when shepherd and they wo.ild enter into H i wo were called upon. Our Sudor's work Order. He knew they would. It wa was for the benefit of all mankind, and not made a te-- l 'if fellowship, but those we should unite with II m and labor for who had the light of God in them would the beuetit of others as well as for our not wnnt to wait. When Ihe Saints elves This was Godlike, it v. as a into the Church, and when of lore. And we should go lo work hey left their homes to gather here, Wo bal been n the principle of faith. they manifested to God their willingnexs in the school of Curist for a long time, to be guided by Him in all things. The and it had taken much insiruciiou to principle of union we are now agivcy biing us to the point we now occupied. tating was recognized as true in the Time wits no time to be lost. We must world, und was that which blended tol'iy a foundation for our children, and gether the States into the American those who were to coine after us, and Union. Tbe ive Mercantile Inperform the work required of us for stitution, which was established on an I 'mse who hare gone beiort us. Iu re- immovable foundation, whs a monument gard to property, tr. ought to be anxious of what could be done by unity. The to place it where it would do tho most time was coming when llabyluu would good. Trials were presented to us daily, be destroyed, and the Lord wus seeking it was our duty to tivereorae them, aud lo prepare a people who would n am tht promise was that if we did so, we ihe right, love their neighbors as themshould inherit all things. With few ex- selves and establish righteousness ia the ceptions he believed tho Saints enter, earth. lamed ike best of feelings and desired, Cboir sang the Anthem, as bo Jid, to direct their labors to ae "O Praise the Lord." Unless we cofrplWh tho good of all. were willing to do as the Lord required, Prayer by Elder John Taylor. 2 p.m. how could wO bo called His servants? lie b.Iievcd the Saints would do this aud Choir sang, Ihis render themselves worthy of the "Wb're not Ashamed to own our Lord rowu of etrrnal lives which was promAnd worship Him on earth." ised to the faithful. Prayer by Elder 11. Young, Jr. The eeneral authorities of the Church Choir sang, were then presented by Elder 1). Mo-all ye Saints who dwell on earth, "Come en lie, and the voto to sustain them iu Your cheerful voices raise." their eevera! place an I callings were wniuious On motion, George Goddard was unanTho only changes that we noticed from imously sustained as Clerk of the Conwef, Albert Carriugto-'- , ference. President of the Perpetual Emigration PREST. BRIOHAM VOUKO fund for the Gathering of ike Poor; Or- Said bis position iu regard to schools ion Frail, Historian aud General Church was for the people to school ibeir own Keoerder; Geo. I). Wallace, President of Ciildren and not commence ihe evils this Stake of Xton; W illiam 11. Polsom, which were the result of free pchools. Counsellor to the Fresident of this Stake He had no opinion of bringing children ot ion. up in lasiness. If there were any per sons who were not able to school their ' trLURH t. V, KICHAKOS ?Vtd it appeared to him that all tho Latter- children, we would do it for them, and -day faints uitist take the the same when they were lds enough put them toaud officeview of principles advanced to us work. ofThe this couutry had been trained When we re- seekers ur'.ng the Ceuferenen. ceived (hego'pvl, we received ibis prin- in free schools, aud instead of seeking iu bread and butter, it was: ciple of unity with the rest, and looked earn their own "Can't you g ve me an oflice? ' He did forward to the practice of it in' its much te the resurrection of the not oppose education. He could count dead. It whs nly a question of time his scores and hundreds whom he bad when it should )e pretexted for our ac- fed, clothed mid schooled. He wanted tion. It was gratifying to see the revl-in- all the children of both sexes educate !, with which the Sa nts entered into and also taught to work; not to be all the spirit ef it. While laboring some doctors, lawyers or priest, but to produce something. He knew koniethiug, 3 ears ago iu the Uecorder a ofiice, bis at. tvniion was more particularly directed not by experience, but by what he bad to this principle, and be saw that before seen and beard of the corruptions of the never taken so much decould be built up in its glory, it world. He must be intro JiceJ and practised. lis light, as of late years, in studying aud As he had r ai so fieri tig frm a severe cold aad did examiniug the sciences. oar said times, religion was foundmany to take uot feel physically able ed in true science, in philosophy, iu the would in detail. But this wp subject say, i't regard to objections, that knowiug truth. Everything we had lo do with the gospel t be trut, he did not wish to was incorporated in our religion, . which the whole life of man. engage bis mind in that direction, but circumscribed this Order, those whj did to Iu regard would leave it to these to whom it bewith their brethren in unite wish not lo longed. He deprecated the pi active of co operative system, to use ibis iu general a to a debate tide contrary taking time, talents and all their powers en's own convictions of right. Toe their for the general good, need not vote. rHintu expected Zion to eoiae down from Olricers would be selected to sit as a above. (lew unfitted we would be to into presiding central bourd, and if any were tbeai unless lite nun OHcrwj which they attained elected who were not present, and did not wish to unite with ue, their names 14 unity Lcto exalted! 'The o could be dropped. Our o jeoi was to go t as quick lo re were Bowwwhi, wM for the "pile." He believed ibis was a eeive any prtntixU advanced as others.. 1 term, but the idea was. we do how gambling an see would to watt wank They this Order worked before they euteted not go lor a part but for the whole. He into it. I weaM' Ukaears before we had never beard an argument against and his mission, but the t kiM become org anised ii Joseph Smith was "ialse prophets," "speculation." cry IWcfcardi then Elder .vrler. werkiag He considered this religion ihe greatest pointed out ioui of Ihe advantage to in the world; for when the speculation the Cnura a building (staples, etc., which wolI accnseftwB tae'ptastist of work was consumaiated, Jesus would bis people heir of all things. tbi Order. lie bate testimony that it wake ' The everlait-iag following officers were tutu ejectof the was one of the pjoiple ed : akould that all and Saints, aoe gospel, llrigham Yeung President of the Unibe williag to precise and enitaija, with ted Order throughout all the world and all their faith,' energy eutajnee, wherever it might be csUhlUhed. the spirit and prayei yU,r 1st Vice President; Geo. ' sUnd'tug wigjv roet upon then. Daniel II. Wells. 2d Vice Presideut: the Twelve Apostles, Assistaul Vice Presi'."y)NM bal this subjeet war one hat all dents. ,te Saints witb whom he had eejivrsed David McKenxte, Secretary. admitted to be necessary. This (.trier George Goddard, David O. Calder, Paul A. Scbcttlcr, James Jack, John T. fur commercial, was tuiniufajioi ittg' objects. It Caiue, Assistant Secretaries. , Thomas W. Ellerbedk, General Bookwas not of it) itself, a religious ins iluliou, although w jdrqw ou.r keeper. from ear tsligivit to uVh- us George A. Smith, Treasurer; Edward It "a in all our ' alTairs. Hunter, Attistant Treasurer. x Horace Eldredge, John Sharp. '"for lupines' purposes Wi f fifteen Little, Moses Thatcher, Johu Van "boy Jiecp'K Smith.' Diu woody, jtar-- aid, enwired of ($od which of. all Coll, Jas F. Frceie, Henry tbe Christian secia was fight, he was Thomas Taylor, Elijah. F. Slets, Di' . tddtbat uone of then) we' right. Tbe rectors. PreBt. Mtiliaation of the nineteenth century, , Young said if other officers based upon Christianity. were needed, they wotijd be added. It was not expeeted that more would be" Ifrheir Christianity was wrong their was wrong. For i's fruits we oould needed, fotbe firtliouth,4r year, but Lkvabroad in all the world. The tjiey wouM; increase as the Order so that every account Yotild be of the poer, tie division of t'OXPKHEXti:. ma-shoul- j de-iic- d, were-baptize- In-t- of Co-ope- ra K - ltC mf-irens- e t) oflice-holder- full-ness.- as hl Jia to-da- y , al pre-per- tbl neat-wily- in - a.Veo-parnrhi- p Fara-inor- , 'op-lresiv- B pco-gresse- rendered of every minutiie of business Most if the saints when they cum here were worth nothing. He had le!i property in various par s of the Stater; this whs the same with most of thos who were driven from Nsuvoo, when th. the Saints were driven out the Govern .neui called for five huiidt-rvof our wu ii o fight their buttles in Mexico, unu riiumas W. lientou feeling certiiin tht Mormons" would rebel, obtained au ihoriiy lo raise a militia in several State.-tex vrmiiiute them, but the meu wir. furnished. Prest. Young said he the proofs of this. When we reach-here women were glad to get u make mociissihs. while muuy of the men and boys went without shoes. Km hi the blessings of God we were blessed with an abundance of evei-y- t hing aud so it bus increased until they kimv not what to do wiih their means Extravagance, pride, anoyance and envv had crej-- l in. and we had followed after the lusts and fishioiis of Uuhyhm. Now we would slop tins, we hud just as arood median cs here as any where, and we would make whut wt could ourselves. aud slop importations as last as pnss ble. We would nne products and t'ispose of them, but not extort nu thing out of those wlio buy. He declared ibat he hud never iiracticed extortion with the stranger bid Healed them iu his dealings, us bis brethren I'residenl Young then touched on many poiu s of interest; the niunuf icture of clolh and raising ol dyos.uti's, the use of wooden bottomed shoes iu wet weather, ihe hcinfits that hud resulted from the '.. C. M. I., which ho wished the people to sustain, he also wished them lo encourage Supt. Hooper; to pay C. Kich. Prayer by Elder C. Sunday, 10 a.m. Ihoir sang: the spring of all my joys, " J he life of my delights U. Wallace, Prayer by Elder Geo. choir sang: lie relerred lo the 1 i Itea.-ier- . lt ELbKK KIUSTIS SS0W rttl.tnte minus , .... .. ot our ehuuren were like white paper, upon which we could make nny impressioa. They were our heritage. Fathers aud mothers were responsive lor them. Tliey should see that their early training by the fireside was not neglected, and that when I hey mixed with the community tkey did not mingle with the unbelieving and corrupt. All who ueulected this dut v. would certainly reap the results. It bad been his custom from youth to honor religious rights in everybody, respecting the opinions of all, no matter how foolish they might appear. He respected clergymen who attended to their own business alone but there were those who came here to act as tools for ihe corrupt, lo marshal every force of evil Saints, ami who against the Latter-da- y had no other purpose than lo lead awuv the young, and misrepresent the people, appealing to the prejudices of the world, to get money for this purpose. And then to see brethreu send children lo school lo Mich liars and hypocrites, he cried shame on them. Men had been fed and sustained iu this city as g od school teachers, and their pupils had come out intiJels. Science belonged to God and His people; infidelity was the opposite hf science. It whs incapacity tp comprehend the designer of the universe and His wrks. He would advise every man and woman who did not know ilmi their children were under the tutorage of good, devout, believing persons, to take them away aitd leach them at home. The following missionaries were then presented, and sustained by unanimous Citia ob-iou- s vote: To the United Siaies Charles Hall, of Kaaosh, Millard County, to Maine; John Netf, of Pieasuul Grove, Utah Co., to Illinois. To Enuland Young, John Henry Smith ami Iledson Eardly, of Salt Lake City; Prighaia Young. Ill, of lliclifield, Sevier County: Alma L. Smith, of Coalville, Summit County; Paid win H. Watt, of Kaiiosb. "Millard Countr: r ..... William Hodges, of Laketown. Kich County To Scotland Peter Sinclair, of Salt Lake City. To WalesThomas F. Thomas, Mil Williams and William Lloyd, ef Salt Lake City. To the Swiss and German Missions John Ulrich Stucki, of Paris. Oneida County, Idaho; John Jacob Wulsrr, of Payson Utah Co ; Frederick Thurer, ol Providence, Cache Co. , To DenmaikPeter Hansen, of Hunts-villWeber County. A vote was then taken, of those who wished to join ihe United Order, when nearly Ihe whole Immense congregation lifted their hands. Ernt ... e, miSlDK.NT O.I I A. SMITH B. TOU.Vfi, 3R. - ru- , I nine-tenth- s KLDF.K ALBERT CARRINCTOX Said there was nothing new, in the principles of the Order which we were invited to enter into, it whs only a part of the grand plan of atvatiou. From the first day he entered the Church, he lelt that he and all he might have the control over, belonged to it. He could not Jind Ihe dhidini; place between spiritual und temporal. The speaker tn en described the condition of the leading nations of the earth, the darkneVs corruption, greed of gain, etc., which was so giving England ihe credit for having the best administration of law, the most fairness and honesty ol any; and showed the value of tbe riches ot eternity comprehended in the plan ot salvation, whi.di they all rejected, loving wide-sprea- d: darkness rather thau light. rilKST. CKO. A. SMITH. in the plan ot The principles revc-lesalvation required un effort on our part. We were told Ihut, if we would attain to the blessing of eternal life, we must be willing to sacrifice all things, and must endure unto the eud. Many of us failed to understand the importance of strict and continued attention to the princiIn consequence ol ples of our faiih. emulation and strife to obtain this world's goods, we neglected our Tithing When we come to Zion we should commence by going to Bishop Hunter and tithing all our substance. Thea the lentlt of what the Lord gives us after that should be given, using the rest ac cording to our best wisdom. If we prefer the things of this life to the kingdom of God, of course we had our choice. But eye had not seen nor ear heard the glory and riches and blessings which would be enjoyed by those who chose the better way, and eudured to ihe end. In tbe Order now being introduced we would learn the principles of economy and mutual assistance. We would be required lo pay our debts and live within our income. Credit vis a shadow. F lie balloon system of finance adopted He con in our nation was destructive. sidered be would be more of a gentle shoes he had man, lo wear wooden-solepaid for, than (he fiuest morocco for We could which he owed somebody. own shoes as to our well mako as usi j import them; aud he believed that as a sanitary measure as well as an economi cal practice, it would be btter to wear, in wet weather wooden-s- o ed shoes. Still we could produce s tine and handsome shoes and clothing as we imported. So with furniture and other things; we were wasting our lives in purchasing all kin Is of articles which we could make ourselves. The opposition to this sprang from pride. Why not feel proud of our own independence and self support, sustaining ourselves and.ewin., no man d Wuhed all those who had raised their hands to join the United Order, to remember that lie who put his hand to the gospel plough and looked back, wag not fit for the Kingdom of Heaven, and exhorted them to take no notice of insinuations, or sneers or doubts, but lo press Ihe forward, determined to acuompli-work designed, namely, the building up . . ' and redemption of Ziqu.,!., , anything! ; ', Ghoir sang the An.thcm the Anthem, Choir sang "Awake, put on thy strength, 0 Zion." "Sing aloud to GeJ our strengths" h -- 'Arise, my soul, Shake off by guil.y fe!irg The Sacrament was adminisl(;reJ l'li est, ceo. a. su'it,, Said one of the ae,illUS resting upon us was ,he educut.oa cultivation of our children VY, expect ihut our exampl,..' Hill J""" more effect upon I.e.,, t)ltu 0lJr J" He would urge upon all, '; ,,e sustaining the hunday Schools. V'JJ aging punctual attendance n.l diltl!e, also the demminaCng of tie fu Inductor and a proper support If .'Ws, Herald. Oudkn Jinutiox T,ii,a, Ueaver Enterpmt and nil' J.,0 published by our biethren, both hv Lb 'ei iiseiiient. He iuviid ""l","u all Ihe Eldeis and bieihrea i,at;, to the I Said he had received much instruction relation lo during this Conference, in me Unite Order. To know thatth. man whom God bad called to leading was ewuh people, said it wa- right, Still, iu induce him t o join that Order. we all needed mli urtioii in iis pmici all light at pies. We could not receive once, but mti-- t obtain it by degree. The question had been asked, why the dav Sunns did not enter into (he ago. It years practice of this Order, a i. i. ... ...i. ..I ne iiskcu oi n.iu "j might as weu i,w ..liiVl. sent lo school, did not com mence to read in the Fourth ignoring the alphabet, the First and and so on. There was Second a time when he wus not prepared to re ceive it, and he iid not believe the peo ple were prepared till now. The Loid could noi bold ttie people guiltless when He reveiled to them ei mul principles of truth, and they refused 'o practice them, lie cared nothing for the opposition and ridicule of our enemies. The Saints would live and tiuiirisli, wIkii those who stood bead und shoulders above them in wickedness and ridicule, would be swept like cobwebs out of tUeir way. It any other people but ihe Latter-da- y Saiuts had entered into a wholesale syMeui ot co operation, they would be lauded to the skic. The speaker hen depicted the opposition raUed nga iist il e prac ice ol the very principles contained in the sacred scriptures, white right in the midt o: the nation a community was permitted to practice promiscuity witliout moI and live in n manner that was a disgrace to the nation. He had received a testimony of the truth of this work, independent of his father and mother. Although he was raised in the Church, he had learned that, by the practice ot certain principles he could be saved and he intended by the by them alone, help of God, to live by t lie in iu spile oi all opposition. He was satisfied that of the Saims would accept this Order, and that those who did not, He concluded by would apostatize. bear tig testimony that the principles ol this Church were identical with these contained in the sacred Scriptures. lte-ider- praise my Malter , Prayer by Elder John T.ylor Ohoir sang, ELDER inous financial policy of the Uniud Stales in sending their gold und silver out of the country, hhow d that tho national debt was the of the war, sent as a judgment from God, for killi g the prophet aud robbing His people of their rights, and how ibis war might have been averted by the purchase und freedom of the negroes, and Ihe money have been used lor building railroads aud developing the country. re-u- WithllmypowerscfhpartaBd 1 11 "All hail the glorious day, foretold." Uy I'rephels long uftei-wunl- &e. Choir sang, '.My God, h. tlietr debts Prayer by Prest. Joseph y OUIlj, ,. I .i,; take ters Woman's Extent J euceiiraged the Relief Socieiie.; tbuniiht no project would be successful unle,?ue nuuisii irnc iiiieiesilU ,n It; he them lo become acquainted wnu Wj.J all i,e political measure" of (be couutry und every subject bem ticial iu inaukiuu. tit deprecated fooiish tushious in drew These subjec s and the. science of C(,k. ing which hud a good deal to do wiibthi regulation ot moiab should bt uit. cused in these societies He wished all alien.- who had not obtained their pnueri to i ecome naturalized, aud to ui, 4( every elecliou. The ladies had tbe right, of suffrage and rliould exercise ii, n no man co ild hold un othce in Uish ua. less the ladies were willing. He called upon those who were able, to vuliintPf to go down lo St. George and aijt i4 rearing (he walls of the Temple ihni U - !. ........ j ... ;..i. k.. ..I. I.. ..i . .' ter the ordiuai.ces ot the gospel rhereia About one uunureu and htiy men Wuij aid materially in the speedy accomplut. meiit of the worn. He wanted ihe Man when they came lo Salt Lake to call ia and see the beautiful grauite etonei which had been quarried lor ibis and not lo fait to lift up their bearrc to God lor a blessing upon tin work. He approved of the Sunday School Juto be held it bilee contemplated ibis Tabernacle, when 7,000 or 8,00o children woald be gathered for t ami. cal entertainment. He had visited the Sunday Schools in various parts of tbe world, and cnasidered ours superior ti any be knew of. In the United Ordm now being established in vai ioui pirn of the Territory, he expeeted hat iu common schools, and thi mode of reaching, vou.d b one of the first things attended to. Wanted parent 9 to visit sclu-olsand see whether their childrea were properly sested, comfortably situated, and rightly In a new country, when ucied. everything bad lo be produced, then was naturally a good deal of a burr and consequently confusion, liul wi should exercise economy and pruueuci and not send East fur seats if we could make ikeni here. Aout $5,000,000 annually passed through our Co ojeri-nvInstitution for the purchnse of goods of various kinds. A great deal of this might be saved to (he Territory la by economy and d trio wou to which questions regard ui out the management of the United Order, they might be written out H mid forwarded to headquarters. would say to the Saints, when the spirit of ihe holy gospel which had born tilt loony to ihe principles we bad received, made manifest that the principles of this Order were correct they should receive it witb joy and thanksgiving, nd press forward determined to make it success. Prest. Smith concluded by reluming thanks to tbe choir for tbe melody which they had made, and iuvokiof the blessing of God upon the congestion. Tun-pi- e. -- , in-- e borne-productio- I riKSinXXT BRIOHAM TOCKS Had a few things to say, and would nieuceon ihe mutter of school teaching. His view was that whenever we found community with children enough leforsj a school, we should generally also fis n it some person qualified t teach necessary qualification to be able t impart what lliey did understand, uuder-s- i them-OnI their hearers, so that they would and; another was the power to grB aud control; to control others properly ainnwf person must govern and control or herself. Instead of employing ' chines" for school teachers, living bcinfe were wauled. He knew of but very fe . who bad ihe selection of a proper make who undtistood how to choice. A boy or girl who could he to taking a pleasure in imparlingleainedotr had children what be or she school, if also blet with a governing influence, would make a natural iteacbr aud outstrip the scientific much net, learuiug and iu leaching. He rejuie est iu the prospect of seeing an Order w the people lished which wouldjclassify p their lhat every person would find would sbj per sphere of action. He was not in Order this (he question why t because troduced before, by saying, ears people bad not eyes io sec, near it before. He had.always trt , inVt'blio mid private, to inculcate on necessity of (he Saints becoming all things; lfwas anticipated '"J . should be able to do our . school-teacbert- ( . nr .