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- The Ballot in the Hands Vol ..v . ff. ( of the Women, of Utah, should be a Power i. to better the B'athrhebT W7 SmTthT.7:".:;'.7. R. S. The Lawn Relef Society Social ... Vberta. Canada Mothers' Work Maria Piancis Th? Sleeping Girl Relief Society Reports Tarowan Wasatch . 25 ' Jl - " " - No. 4 Reli-- f j 27 ' fa- -, iniliar places of enjoment where she could wander freely and contemplate nature's most charming and delightful seen- -' ery, drinking into her ardent soul all the delicious sighis and sounds that abound so profusely in the beautiful Southland; the songs of birds and the fragrance of ilow-tr- s and vines- The young maiden developed into a perfect figure.tall and with ease of manner and grace of carriage, such as seems most natural to the Southern type, a trifle languid when not employed in such exercise "as calledlorth strenuous activity. In the 'home of her parents there was no rigid restraint, but perfect freedom to do right and live uprightly. The Gospel seemed natural when it came to be preached and explained to her family, and the lady of whom we are writing knew the truth of the divine message that came, as soon as she heard the sound thereof, and was ready for baptism. She left her home without regrets, for she had found that which was "above all price." Happily she" journeyed to the the gathering place of the Church in Missouri, but there experienced hardships beyond comparison with anything of which she had ever heard or read; finally after severe struggles that taxed all her strength of endurance, yet never Wavering in her faith and devotion to her religion, she arrived at "Nauvoo the beautiful," where a new life openeed up for her, full of that true love and clote companionship that surpasses all else in human existence. She had sometime previously met the man of her choice, the one that, in her own bosom she knew was to be of all others, always her guiding star, but now she was chosen, and became, his wife, united to him in marriage by the Prophet of the Lord. The very fact of this eternal union, the extent of which she had not then dreamed, "was happiness supreme, Time with all beyond all comparison. its changes in family life, through drifting from one place to another, westward until she reached the Rocky Mountains with all the attendant trials and hardships of the journey,' never blighted the loving fidelity in her soul, though her loyalty and constancy were severely tested. In her home all the homely domestic arts and crafts and economies one, might say, found rightful place and practical exercise; in addition to regular'household routine, were carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving, cutting and making of house Her hold articles and wearing apparel. early training in the far-o-ff Virginia home made her an adept in all these difficult processes; Sister Bathsheba, as she, is often called by her friends, has always dressed well , even in the d ays of horn ;; she becomes her clothes, and it "possible she kept put away in her ward- - - well-.-prop.jrtione- 7 I m :;f Mav Fox Miht Have B.en...211is R. Shipp 27 ! ! . . EMILY WELL BFXOVED. The harp touched bv a master hand Thrills with its melody ; The heart can understand its song BATHSHEBA W. SMITH. , Divine its ecstasy. From infinite to infinite It soars throughout i space; Its chords vibrating truth inspire, Reveals our God our race. The picture presented to out readers here is familiar to those living in Utah and adjacent localities, but not to those of our people afar off. The grfcat organization of the women of tHe Church, the Relief. Society, of which Sister Bathsheba V. Smith is President, numbers over 35,000 members in this and otherjands, these women are not all familiar with her face and1 features, or with her respective characteristics; and it does seem essential that those who know of her positipn, standing at the head and front of jthis mammoth society, should have some knowledge of her life and her magnificent quali- The gift of song postic song Of minstrelsy and love. So pure and O, so delicate, Inherred above, Prophetic is and prophecy Reveals what is to be; By it are life and death discerned It scans futurity. More finely strung, the instrument O'erwhelming is its pain, So shall its joy be infinite, A fulness shall obtain. Waft, ye soft winds, the melody. Plav on the harp strings where she lies, For by C list's victory she lives, And sins in paradise. fications. . V 1 There has been a brief biographical Alder. TO SISTER EMILY HILL WOODMANSEE. Dear sister of song, we laiH thee to rest, 'Mid music and flow'rs, whilst the comforting guest From the home of the angels Poured forth promise and blessing On those who were weeping, Thy memory caressing, For the life thou hadst lived. Elessed sister of song, so modest and sweet, daintv in person, sp friendly to greet; J . Whil e thy spirit wa welcomed With joy and rejoicing, Thine own words, so gifted, , Here the prophet was voicing, And the life thou hadst lived. So Sainted sister of fong, true and faithful wert thou. And brave as the bravest of women I trow In defense of thy people Thy pride and thy glorv; The foes of the kingdom ; , Yet shall ield to thy story, iri.tnaJif e .thouJia sUivefl- Ruth May Fox. t ,1 - fields were. V. P C . Recept on- -U '.. Visit of Missionaries L P. Alder ptKrtry Emily Well HeWd To Sbter Emily Hi 1 Woodmansee Lydia D. 1 n Society R-n- sisters into close proximity with her re- m ark ab e a n d s rjkin g person alitxInJier young womanhood she was much accustomed to outdoor exercise; horseback riding was to her an enjoyable '"" ... Marie Da Oneida Conference of the What .' - Neho Reports St. Joseph torial: P esident Smith's V sit Abroad The C nerai KeMef Society Program R. S. .. Home, the State and the Nation. .. E. B'W.'" Ed , . CONTENTS. In Memoritm - SALT LAKE CITY UTA H, OCTOBER, 1906 35 . " ' sketch of Sister Smith given in. our columns and in books written by our people, but there are interesting things to tell of foremost women aside from generalities of where and when they were born, and whom they married, and how many chil" 7 dren were born to them. . To give some idea of the Relief Society President to those who have not had the pleasure of being closely asssociated with her, a sort of pen picture, we had better begin with her Virginian origin, itVtend- encies, or one might say, inherited attributes. The innate pride of her birthright is ever apparent, both in her manner and appc arance and she is conscious to this day of its great value, and I maintain that her home li fe i n ch ildhood, and home training and environment were such, as strengthened her powers of endurance in all the best qualities, that fit and prepare one to do battle vigorously with evil, and to withstand temptation, all along life's highway. So we find this womanly woman possessed of all the cardinal virtues that so adorn and become the wife and the mother in the heme, and in society. r"So far asit. is possible I desire" to bring our ToDeppparetorear-occasions- d, , e-- irr ........