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p, , : . . - i";'. . '"' ' Conference. Tlio qtiorlerly conference of tho Alplna v, stnko was held heiu on Hunduy Oct. ' 87th in tlio city pavilion. Thero wore 4,' present o:i tho stand lliu jirt sHIijilcy of ' thoslake.. resident Joseph 1''. Sioith tinil hia councilor Antlion Lund, Apoptlo John llcnuy Stnltl; and Kudgor Cluw- r:- ton. jV' Hinging ly tlio Lclil Tnbcrnncto Clwlr t "Now let iu Itejolco in tlio diiy of Snl- vnllon." J'rnyor by Hilltop T. 11. Cutler. Hininp, "Children of Zion nwiikc from your Sadness." Viuniilvnt Cliipnian made iho opening lonjtirks. lie stated lio was thankful for tho privilege of meeting with the ptople in conference - nnd nlso for tho building wo havo tho privlliege of meeting in. Said ho was ' pleased to havo with us our prophrt nnd one of his councilors, In bohalf of tho f " . presidency of tho Alpi u gtnko.lio could fc - say we are niuoh plcncl rilli our pco- k: ' po of tho etaku. Our otnko in very fy compnet. eoinpiitii'Jg 10 wards nnd bruurl ca h stake officers wo huvo t' viiited every ward nt.d Imvo lull tho - best of tiiiK-H ii our visits. Ho Imped cvciy oppoitunity of doing good would ' be improved, lie s.iw nruiy opportun ities of Improvement iu tho riiflVju-nt IX quorums. Said ho had two good coun- wf boIoib who wero willing to lielp him all "',' they could. j r"' r Apostle OIiiwhoii enid ho was happy ' ' to meet with us nnd extend bib nc- t ( . quotntanco, Bttid he had been ticinant- , - - eil with some of tho rCirkham brothcr'a " while ho was in tho pen. Wo havo a l great variety of talents, and gifts Iu fact there aro scaicely und two alike. The Lord Bultijliisgl.ts to our icquliemcnU ; nnd to earh member tome gift ia im parted. It may not alwujsbo nppaiont yet it does cxla;, for God is no respecter respect-er of perEona. It ia our duty (o seek to k-v . iknow otir gifts hiuI then injtHOVo them, HSJSHMlfc. -and uho them. The &lit oi proimecy I&HhNb should bo cultivated. It is ono ol tho HSj2I igreatc8t gifla Our Pali iarchsespccial- jflH? ly ehould cultivate that gift, and our HIBBSf people ought to call upon ihern for ita jSJP manifestation. Hut our Patriarchs aro WOTfflp too often neglected by tho pcoplti. FsfiHr Jacob of old was a patr'rich, and blessed jHR- Ills children, auJ thote blessings have Kf followed even down to thin boy, for wo p, nreoflsieal. Ilyruni Sinilh, father ot flK our l'lcsident, wna called to hold Iho Hf keys of that groat power to bless. Why HH I ahould Hponk on this subject tn-dny I jEji do not know, lie rend from tho Hook of Hp Covenants Bcction 1-1, after which ho Z." 'dd ratriaicha uio neccBsaiy or wo Wp would not havo tbum. There ia need IBp: of every ollleer in the church or thoy B'- would not ovltl. I tepcat theio ia Kr-V-' Kront need of our Patriarchs nnd I ipjoice lwj In overy blessing I hao rccclvid at raj. their liandi and believe nil their bleas- WP Iiik will be fullllled K Apostle John Henry Smith, aaid tho JBjL TOinurkH by your atako president on HKrf your behalf ahould be npp.ccinli-d, and jBT remnrka of Iirother Clawson ought to IK? commend thcmtelvea to you aa a pco- jBfoV pi1!. Some who havo received tho K.; jtriosiliood Imvo Imtl ilonbta of ita value. IkJi Hut it is oho of the g.enKl nrowna of l' gloiy a man can recelvo hero on this gjfc'ii- earth. Kvery ono alionld look forward S-. with joy to think he ia woithy to rc- jSEJ"" ceWo tho priesthood of God. Old father SffipV-. Smith was tho llrat to leceivo thia JBpjyk prit'Bthood, mill bo never betrayed it Wm$-' and be always ur;ed his boh to bo faith- g'h ful to the Irtibt committed to him by o-'. God. No u'lenler glory can crown any HftSr liuman being that to ho called to bo a mm l'atriaeli In tho Chinch. The Latter- E Day-Salnta may not npprccinto tho Rjfi oflicoof a jiatiincb, but I believe it to Hp!l ' bo thocrown'ng touch in a mau'a lifo. Hpk'. l'litriiiehs may bo of untold worth to BpTO' ' many to whom thoy adminiuter. Mfwr , Old Father Hnnlh placed hia long Ku boncy hands on mo ahortly before ho Bfll' jiaaoed nway. I waa then u mear boy WbTiS ' but he told mo I would live to bo grcatcf grVi than hu iu ihia work, nnd hia good &fe words have been n restniiniiig inllueuco mr1 to mo in my younger dnya. ;;" Tho woriia whicli havo been nccomp- ff " Hsheil by the Kldoiaof thia valley nro ,l Homothing woudorful. Thla valley I I ,' prcaumo hna had losa eutaldo help than m; havo others but, to iv-o it is ono of tho L plensantest apota on Goda green earth, WMk and 1 always feel a Joy and Bntisfaction wSjr'. when I behold it nnd to think 1 havo HPT " - been n parj'Uier ol many of i(a bleaaiuga Tp I bear my testimony to thla work. W Romo yeni a ago nt my homo In Colorado. MM., I iiBked ono of my buys to discharge' a x'' duty I retired to bed, and whllo on mv bed I saw In a vision tlio man who today atands at tho hoad of tliu church . Behind hi in wna Ikighnm Young the present l'residcnt of tho apostles. I nlao saw the plates of tho Book of Mormon. Mor-mon. I could not then undoratand their rohitivo position, but it ia clear to me now aa I then saw it. Tliia occuied 6omo ten years ago, yet tho occurauce is as fresh in my mind as ever and when u few dayB ngo these men took their positions 1 hail no doubt about it being the mind of God. Ho concluded by bidding Iho pcoplo in the nnmo of the Lord. Choir aang Antbum. Benediction by l'ntriucli. Moylo. AFTERNOON, 2 p. in. "resident Chipmnn called the mooting to order. Stako choir, led bv Mnrk Koblnson, sang,"TliougUDcopln-'ng sang,"TliougUDcopln-'ng trials throng our way." Prayer by President Claak. Singing an nntlium, "Let tho Mountains shout for Joy." The autharitica of the church waa presented pre-sented who were voted for without a decending vote. Apoutle Lund wna plcnacil to seo tho large congregation and to seo tlio iiniinunnua voir. Vo imvo more opportunities of HiMiiinlni; oi.r ofllcora tlmu any other church. Thia is evidently n dispensation of restoration. Kvery thing thatcshisted in the church formerly is to bo restored. Ho said the Greek Church havo patriaeha but do not uiideiBlnud the oflice. Father Adam called hit children together and blessed them, mid told them of things that were to come. Ho was a patrlaoi indeed in-deed much of whnt lie said has bcon fulfilled, but not nil. It ia not u ntop down aa soinoaccui to eupposo it to be ordained a patriaeh but waa the coining of a mans lifo if ho has been faithful. PatriacU John Smith waa onco in Kph-raum Kph-raum Sanpete met a man whj wna an enemy of ovr pcoplo enmo with bla wife to got n blessing. Patriaeh Smitli look"-ed look"-ed at him nnd then said to tho man, I have no blessing foryou, but ho did not kitowtlio man nt thetiuio ho refused to bless liira. Said it should be romember- ed tliatnll bleablnga nro on conditions and sboulil bo lived for. Faith ia necessary nec-essary and theio novel will come a time when it ia not necessary to have faith in this life. Solo by Edith Ilinloy of Am. Folk. President Joseph F. Smith, then arose and said 1 Icel a deed interest in this conference. Thla ia tlio second Btake conferenco I havo attended since tlit death ol President Snow. I urn pleased to eeo bo many gathered hero and I am aaliBllcd tho Lord ia well pleased to see our iplrilot union, andlhopo it will eontiiuio to prevail. The Lord haa said except vou are ono you aro not mine. This means ono in faitli and the kuow-lega kuow-lega of God. Wo must bo ono in these tilings, and alionld eeo eyo to eyo In tlieso ninltcra. In order that the church may be established for the last time all muBl be united iu sustaining its organization. organ-ization. It ia not the individual but the odlco and priesthood, that must bo sustained. sus-tained. Wo may havo our choice as lo men but not as to the authority God hna instituted, If it wero not bo tno promieo might fail, but if unity prevails wo will stand nnd tho kingdom will never bo givou to another peoplo. Wo have nf ver sought tlieso positions, but havo over been willing to accept nuy position tlio Loid had for ua. I noyor thought I wn worthy of nny position, nnd hayo never Bought any. If I enn llnd a man more qualified than myself I will follow BUchanouo. I know God haa restored hia authority, and honco wo should follow every truth that ho has revealed. Theio is no authority abovo tho truth, it will Bland and fall not for it cannot bo changed by man. Tlio thing we ahould Btrlvo to know is that God lives, and that his son camo to atone for us. 1 his la a truth wo have no option on if wo recelvo it and go on wo shall bo aavod if not wo shall go Into darkneas. In these mattora wo havo no cbolco but to receive nnd bo saved or aoject and be dammed Wo must recelvo iu our hoarta tho truth that tho Father and Son vuitod JoBoph Smitli und empowered empower-ed him to lay tlio foundation of this work, and 1 bear testimony to it aa an apostle of Jesua ChriBt. I know Josoph Smith although but a, boy and I know ho was a good man. I also knew Brighnm Young and knew that ho wrb 1 n piophot choson to lead the pooplo to these vallies. Ho was n Father indeed to mo, (Hero President Smith was much moved OB he discribed the noblo traits of President Young nnd tho great work ha accomplished,) continulning ho said President John Taylor waa the successor of Brlgham Young, and of hiin I can apeak In the highest praino and I know he presided iu righteousness. Ho paid hlph tribulea to Preaident Woodruff nnd Snow, and In closing said I want to nay to one and all cherish tlio lovo of G?d us worth morothanallotlicr things. Tills will mako us good citizens, neighbors. neigh-bors. Fathers and Mothers, rnny wo be enable lo do this ia my prayer. Choir sang an antbum, "God of Isral."- Ileii-eUlction Ileii-eUlction by President, A.J. Evans.