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'J'l.,; c.::j-?, i',;i-, A : , wii., it 1 r-'.-L-ul.'Oi l.a-1 .-Mi, p.- !,- I ih.; p.-.-j.:.: t, Vai-tte, roll, ro-ll, aiii-.l I j a ' I j ' 1 1 1 1 . r r 1 r -1 ,,f ihu laoli, inbi--iry a i l viriu -- nl' tin: l.alti-r liaf - I! : - 1 l!.,: wlj,-,'t f tl.L I'. ii'i-f -I.--.-, ii..:i ai ti t.-a.!t tin: pi -,i : who ,-iiiiii.d u.i-i-iiii lo lruiu the vari'iu-i .-i:t:j'-ni' ii'.-, and in oniitt-otiuii Willi yii'Tal t'-a, illiji many ltulu-i ul loi-ni' -i w ,11! 1 l.i; j r.--.-lit. 1 tor tlo-ir ,-, ,11 -i l rai 1-,11 ; ioii jtu' olli-.i'a the aub-j-i-t nl l.uiidui.' tin; i,-ni,l,; and con-1 con-1 1 1' r -1 1 1 if a riiliiia l, wlii. li in it.s boin.-Amk'-'l w ,nM la,.-:lnati: the briiiiririi of ro, ,,r tho linnplo. 1 lo paid tin; in t,-nii, 11 as ai.-o to. bninl alVutilo al .-t. 1 i...,,'", I,,r tLo coiivoiiiLitra of ihu Sainti rt:-i'liii 111 lin: cxtrtniiti South ; .111, 1 a l l, . I that tin: time w.iuld Cuuie li, n t' ltip'os would bo built in evory tiako (!' . 011. In onti -1 - j nonce oftliofi oble health of l'ii'-t. l-.,,r,--,l-'o, .-iino p.-r-im wmild be a,p,,iuti:.l to Ii.l tii. plaoo a.-1'n-iideiii ol iln: hiui'pean iiu.-n,,n; al.-o a I'ro-ilont to r, oi:vc K.dcr W. W. Ciulf in the S, andiii ivian mi vi ni, and several Ivl.-r-i wuiild bo oa.kd 10 aooum-, p. my tliiM.' l're.-i, bins, iililiuuoh it :n lint contemplated to extend the li, I I of lni-sioiiary labor in Htnopevery Mi'ii-ivoiy at pu.-ont. Ho lia-I hopeij that the la'.e war on that (.'01111110111 ismild have boon the meand e,f 0)'eutiiL; up now lb-Ms f,ir tbo IlKlors, but suoii tt.n not the 01.-0; yet he expected the -lay was ii,,t far di.-iaut when (Jermany and the other countries of Kurope, now ol,i-eil, would be opened up to the introduction in-troduction of Truth, and the gathering out ol the seed of 1-rael. llo gave 11 general invitation to the people to attend the meetings during L'onlt rcuoe, as there was plenty ol room for all; and in conclusion bore u .-lunoiiy to the Gospel he had embraced, em-braced, declaring he knew it to do the 1 ruth of Heaven and not a cunningly doviM-d fable. Ki.HEit Ukson IIyhe was glad to havo tho privilege of meeting again with the Saints iu Conference; and rejoiced re-joiced at tho plca.-ant shower which the heavens ha 1 Jisti.lod on the parched earth. Ho thought the at toii'laiiee at Conference would not be so largo as usual. Offing to the lateness late-ness of the season iu the southern country, the people were engaged in sowing their seeds and putting in their crops. He corroborated the testimony borne by President Smith; and then quoted the L'.ith and ',',th verses of the ISth I'.-ahu : "W it li the merciful thou wilt .-how thy soil merciful; with an upright man thou "wilt show thyself upright; wuh the pure thou wilt show thyseil pure; and with the froward thou wilt .-how thyself froward. ' ' He discoursed oloiueuily upon the principles here set forth; and suid there was no law against the exercise of the principle prin-ciple of mercy where it did not infringe in-fringe upon the rights of justice. I he Savior said "blessed are the merciful mer-ciful for they shall obtain mercy." The beauty of mercy in the domestic circle, was dwelt upon; and in connection with this subject and the building ol Temples, the speaker treated on" the everiastiug character of the marriage relations, extending through all eternity; eterni-ty; lor "wh.n the trump of Cod shall bid our sleeping ashes rise, we shall ri-e to embrace the partners of our bosoms, and the olive branches which have been given us. which will form ttie commencement of a kingdom the end of which no man knoweth." He discoursed upon the upright man, and the nobility of his character; and hoped the time would scou come when the Saints would be recognized as an upright people. Reasoning upon the character of the Peity, heurgsd the necessity of His people being like Him. lhe people shou.d seek aher puritv and assimilate themselves to the char-actor char-actor et'lVity. Speaking of the strangers visiting our Territory, he alluded to the interest inter-est or eunosKy manitosted to see this peop.e and to learn something concerning concern-ing them. Providence, in its infinite w:sdou). had provided a railway, so that they could come more easiiv" and pleasantly than the people of the' Territory Ter-ritory d-.d. The speaker was g'ad to nave them corns and learn the" truth, buoy wrote. he said, of the people here aocvrd-.rg to their prejudices, whether :avora'oie or unfavofallo. As men wear.-g g. asses of various colors, who -e'e every or; Oct ol a co.or correspond- -.og w;;n tac.r g asses, so persons loek-:og loek-:og at the Latter-day Saints indeed :t.e-.vi according to their own f uritvor itiipsr-.ty. i..d,rHyde bore Lis testimony tc he truta of the work of God. and said i!'.;s was t.-.e poca'.i.i.r people whom God was oratso uf : if rot, where were -9".'- A-i tlt.it they would grow atid j-creaso. a-j to the greatness of : :.- K:r.g:;--a there sh:n'i he no or.i, ito eoovse. od the roo;ie to ;a::h:.;l-:-' ss and i,.:gor:ce and urged thi-Ui ;o o.ve to :.-.o honor a-.i clorv of Good. After prayer :y tlld.r P. P. Kich-ar Kich-ar o.s. Lonlerenee aij oumei till t? p.m. I on.ore-oe re-asssni'r'.ci at p.ii!. lie weather betDg pleasacter the "cor.- gr.g-a,:;n ..lis sue a .arg-.r than ia tee Psssr. ors.; ca.io-d the rceeun-to rceeun-to or.to-: asd after singiaf sai f rarer by Llder W, vd--:. ' ' " i.i?Ei LC'RiNj-o Snoh- exrresse-i the p ?a-ure he foil in again aiiressi-g --- Vr: "o-"0.- is in Cocferirrjce asseuicc-i. He reviewed briedv the ewecatereu existence ot tje people sii me orgajiizaLion of the Church. IVct-withstanxng IVct-withstanxng all their trials, there had been no diforenee in their faith in the Gospel nor in their hopes of the ru-fire. ru-fire. He reasoned at length nr-on the Erst prxetp.es ot the Gospei. and the' results of oledience thereto; and urged r--l"W-i luiimiiJiiii.ftl wm 011 -i L-..':-:.ty ef oh a-ljOj the Hi.., ' 1 ' t w :. 1 r- - . i 1 -. t. .. 1. :.:'..--.-.' 1 : l: . --':. I. 1 I ' i - - . '. ! i i.1.- : .'.".- t:..- i.'-'i. IS--: . t.r-. . Laf,-r :iv -a. .- ' t:. : iv 1:. i li J :.- - 1 a:. I- .' 1 I 1-: 1 ;.' T:" a" r .. ' . :..:;. !;:- . r. I I a . - . , : : v : 1-. e .-Jx r -a 1 y ::':! 1 - l 1 !: - a' . a f: . :-. 1 .... r : 1 -. '-:.! . r. '..t- r- -' 1. t. !. A ; r- :: .-. . : r ' -':'"- r .',-:' V ''- ''' :.: t .: ;.- :.: , -a.x. 1 : - .: i .j '. i 'a .-: : u .t e--r-. l."' .. it I .': '. .'. a : . a-.l a: r ':.a:. f '.-:..- i n: . u a...;t.., :.'.a'. ' .'. - r !.' .-.:- v:,j --.- , ; .:...- 1 t , lift .- tt ii.- - . A- to ri. it : i l '. t--: -:.:' 1 -: I I.- -a. i It Wa- l ::.-: 1 :.- :n I . r ti..,. n r to -arr.-i ::h i:.r tu ,,r 1. t -.:-.:. as li.-y ,: 1. P. wa, th-.-:r :, -me-S tu I r-.-a, h the tjo-I 1 and do a,, li.-: .. d I.'.' ,' !.. I tj a. 1 ILta WLO n .1 r-;': g 1 l;.-il .l- J lil .-i!.KP said L as 01. ! I.. ift :. j ba i b-'-fji-L.'-l ! ::. i ! r, on la'ii ly t!.-; v doe '-f the Hi-.-ri ,-t I.-.-t.., ani Lad yi--lied o.di- ii ..- iu t Go- -!, wh.'-h fyj.i. 1 L.tn m a o a! r it J iwn ii the dari t-owe-l.-I t..c e-ar.h yet thejo the botit of the Go-j el -h .l..- llon li.m ';l e-ltlicht-eu- d l.i, u.'i'b r-iandlt.g. Ho ba I no piarr .1 wo.h thu-c iiu did not bei.evo as h-: -l.i, ho Was a brother of the wh'.ue b lu.an farniiy and to : t to do th-:ui a. 1 iho g .,.d in Lis puwor. Ho ! -.t pi, a- i w.ih the oi poriuulty et hearing his te-Mtlliitiy to the truth 1, t the G.,-.. Ho l.aj Uen in are a worker than a prcach-r, but it required httie 1, anniiit to te-,1 the truth. I'lit-sT. libi. A. Smith -aid whenin Nauvoj the Litter-day Saints were -uiroiiuded ly mobs and the belief was eeiieial that tin; Church would Le de-troye-1, after the Prophet had been till,,!, the j pie were gathered together to-gether in the Temple they had reared, determined to leave the bounds of civilization; civ-ilization; and they male a solemn cot enaut that they wuuid gather the oor and needy of the Church, and would u-e their influence and property for lhat purpose. Mo sxiner had they itot settled here than they commenced to help to gather the poor; and in 1 o-l'J quite a handsome sum of money was raised and sent back by ISi-hop lluuier. As soon as all those who had been diiven from Mativoo were fathered fath-ered up, the system of assistance was extended to Kurope; and not only were wagons ar,d teams sent across the plains to haul the emigrants over the deserts, but large sums of money were -contribute i amounting at times as high as i I' k 1,1 mo to $1.30,ixhj. The day of wagons was now over. The railroad had taken their place; and where months wero formerly occupied in bringing lhe people here, it now required re-quired only a few days. They had not as yet taken advantage to any great extent ot these facilities, owing to the destruction of the crops by grasshoppers. liut tins soa-011 they wished to make an etl'ort, and during Conference the : subject would be considered. This was a subject which affected the nerve of the pocket. He wished people to re-" fleet on ii, and when they lelt liberal he wished them to contribute for this purpose. The widow's mite would be acceptable, and those whom God had j blessed with abundant means should j contribute accordingly. lie urged this matter strongly upon the congre- gation, so that the suffering poor in the Oid World could be, delivered from their bondage. President Briqham Young said he would like the brethren who spoke to the congregation during Conference to adopt the course which had been followed this afternoon, and make shjrt addresses, so that all mieht have a chance to speak. Although the time for closing had nearly arrived, he would bear testimony to the truth of the work of God. He spoke on the evil influences abroad iu the earth, which would work upon the Saints, : and endeavor to turn them from the Gospel of the Son of God and charge their former testimony to its truth into falsehood; and eoihorted the people to faithfulness and steadfastness steadfast-ness iu the work of the Lord. i . The choir sang the anthem "Make a joyful noise," cec, and Conference : adjourmod till this morning at Iu o'clock, hllder Geo. Q. Cannon offering offer-ing the benediction. : Before the close of the meeting notice no-tice was given of a meeting of Priest- i hood, to be held this evening at 7 o'clock in the Old Tabernacle.