|Paper||Manti Home Sentinel|
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|Article Title||The Young Men Confer|
|Paper||Manti Home Sentinel|
This Mil! !.( the Jst lin:. this s,...s ... thai iU ui'! ; cf Maim v.i'i I.ave li.i-onportur.iiy li.i-onportur.iiy cf se,!i:g this com '.nj. Reserve !.!'; ts can no-.v tip had at the Co-op store. THE YOUNG MEN CONFER An Interesting Session Held Last Saturday and Sunday at Moroni Complete Report Re-port of the Meeting. The following are the minutes of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement conference con-ference of Sanpete stake held at Morotii on .Sat urday and Sunday, Jauuary 30 and 31, 1SU2: SATURDAY MORNING. Superintendent Joha F. Allred presided. pre-sided. Singing by the choir, "Hall to the Brightness of Zion's Glad Morning." Prayer by K. R. Allred, Singing, "Earth with Her Ten Thousand Thou-sand Flowers." Superintendent Allred made a few opening remarks, after which Brother Lewis Swou.son of Moroni spoke. He said he would have been better pleased to have seen a larger turnout at the opening of the conference and hoped more would be present before its close. The young men do not seem to realize the oportunities which are offered for their improvement. If they did, more of them would attend the meetings of the association. It Is almost discouraging discour-aging to the officers at times, but when mankind to follow in order to gain eternal life. There is no one thin? we can do that will place us beyond the power of sin and temptation. The Lord has given us a guide to show us the way. Nels Benson of Spring City spoke upon the bible. He brought fonh proofs to show its authenticity, and then dwelt for some length upon the benefits the world had derived from having hav-ing had the bible for a guide. Although there may be a few mistakes in its translation, yet it is sufficiently plain to give ns an idea of the gospel and its principles. Singing, "Praise Ye the Lord." Renedictlon by Frederick Daniels. Adjourned until 6:30 p. m. SATURDAY HALF-PAST SIXT. M. Singing, "Glorious Land with Hills Surrounded." Prayer by Counsellor Lewis Anderson. Singing, "What Was Written in the Heavens?" Ward Stevenson delivered a lecture npon "Civil Government." He had chosen the framing of the constitution of the United States as his subject. The speaker then proceeded to recite the instances in-stances connected with the framing of that documant, also the circumstances calling for such a paper. He believed that the Almighty had inspired those minds that were instrumental in bringing bring-ing forth our constitution. this day when the gospel hjH br..,u restored re-stored to the earth with ,t promise that it is never again to bo -'.ihen r.v,a-y The young people living in tlm davs of the Savior did not have iiiit. promise. The future did not seem ai bright, for the reason that their descendants would live without the authority i the priesthood. priest-hood. The Savior n Utstood the hnman mind when he wan 111 against evil thoughts. May the v uing people prepare themselves to cany on this work, for it will soon fati upon their shoulders. Singing, "Lord, Accept T.r True Devotion. De-votion. , ? Benediction by John S. Plain. Adjourned until 2 p. m. ! . SUNDAY TWO V. it. Singing, "Hope of Israel.1'' Prayer by Nathan Faux, Singing, "Lot Saints") ;3joico, the Night Is Passed." i The sacrament was then ildmimHtered, during which time the i, mos of the general and stake officer' were presented pre-sented and unanimously sustained. President Canute Petcrs-orf said there is no happiness in this woild except wo are grouped together in families, and no happiuoss if we cannot bo with our families. Spoke of the hoir ghost. We are often able to feel it, bi can not see it. Ii was seen very plain ly tho time that it descended upon Jesus. It has aiso been seen upon ovii-r occasions. we read of the length of time that Xoah was a preacher ot righteousneps, and that tight souls were all he succeeded in converting we should not feel like wavering, slackening in our efforts to influence the yoang men to take an interest in-terest in those things which pertain to their spiritual welfare. The present time is when we should work to improve oar minds, and not let the opportunities which we have go by without reaping the benefits to lip derived therefrom. , William Jones of Wales realized that he was standing before the Latter-day Saints, and would be nnable to say anything any-thing for their benefit, nnaided by the spirit of the Lord. The Lord has a mission mis-sion for us to fill on this earth, It is our duty to find ont what it is and then prep.ire onrsslves to iulfill it. 1 1'he speaker bore his testimony to the truth of this work, and expressed a hope that the young men of Zion would prove valiant val-iant in the defense of the truth. President William Collard of Fountain Green association thought tbat it ever there was a. time when this people, needed the blessings ot the Lord and his spirit to aid them it is at the present day. We Leed the assistance and en ccuragement of eaeh other also.- He spoke of the opportunities that are offered to he young people today, and of the carelessness manifested in relation rela-tion to taking, advantage of the same This work will certainly fall upon the shoulders of the young, hence the necessity neces-sity of our preparing to bear it off. Brother Miles of Emery stake, stated that he had neglected the opportunities that he had had, and was therefore unable un-able to address a congregation of Saints in an intelligent manner. He bore his testimony to the truth of this work. Christian Cruser;of Fairview said he had viewed with pleasure the interest taken by some yonng men in mutual improvement. im-provement. On the other hand he had noticed many that were indifferent and norulaoa in r.wror.l tn thair nuuwInHnna ine remain ler of the evening was occupied- with songs, select readings, speeches, etc. Singing, "Wonhl Yon Be Sanctified. Noble and True?" Benediction by Simon T. Beck. Adjourned until 10 a. m. Sunday. SUNDAY TEN A. II. Singing by choir, "Guide Us O Thou Great Jehovah." Prayer by Counsellor Samnol Allred Singing, "Truth is Mighty and Will Win." Aposte Anton H. Lund, felt pleaded at seeing so many yonng people assembled in conference. Looked upon these associations as-sociations as splendid institutions. We do not believe in standing still, nor do we believe that a person will ever arrive at a point where he will have nothing more to learn. We may arrive at where onr Father is now, but when we arrive there He will still be farther in advance of mi. He is progressive, and in this we should be like him. Ve do not look forward to a time when tho saints will not be a progressive people. There will never come a time when faith will not be needed. Although the time may come when we will not peed faith that there is a God, because if we aro faithful faith-ful we shall be saved in his presence, and our faith in him will become a knowledge. But faith will always bo needed, even the heavenly beings that took part in the creation needed this principle, because "by faith the worlds were framed." When we think of an individual that can not progress, we mnat think of a person thatfis in possession pos-session of all truth. Truth is as long as eternity. It goes beyond our comprehension. comprehen-sion. We are just learning the alphabet. alpha-bet. When we think of the vast treasures which we may draw from, we exclaim "how little we know." In history his-tory we are only able to go back dm iug the few years of the existence of this earth by the aid of what the prophets ..oiu uui Sm moo,; w ijuoui ine authorities, au-thorities, because we wouiji be as sheep without a shepherd. Bishop John W. Irons o!-Moroni said: If we grieve the spirit J the Lord it wiil leave us. He will tiiake it manifest. mani-fest. . Counsellor Samuel Allryd had been edified by lit-teuing to the jpraarka wade-during wade-during conference. The Spirit of the--Lord had been with ns. ; Counsellor Lewis Andim- The in-' structions we have receivri! duiliig can-, ference would be of ine icuhibie gondii, for our advancement in ule church. Superintendent John '. Allred had Deen pleased with the tt-nfreuce and believed the Lord was also pleased. Singing, " hen . Shali'W Ail Meet Again." Benediction by Prcs-ij.-nt Canute Peterson, 1 J "THE GALLEY. CLAVE." Bartlsy Campbell's Great Play at the Opera House. ... ChHfl.Teniiaut.inaiiHi'i'ju.trit; tbeur hall has made a special"; engagement with the John S. Lin.lsiy Dramatic caiupany to stop off hem m their way back from Richfield, Kr;ii4iy, February 12, and present the beautiful pli;y, "flie Galley Slave." This piero is ranked with the most successful' of modem plays having been played? wiih extraordinary extra-ordinary results through the en'iro eastern part of the Uniled Slates for some years past, but this wiil be the first time in this part of the country. The scenes aro intense!;' thrilling, the climaxes grand, the language and wording word-ing of the play from the tUa of the curtain in the first act, to The drop of same in the last is beautiful. The five comedy characters are assumed by Miss Edith Lindsay, Luke OVgrove, T. II Cutter, Lonrene Mansfield and W. D. Fulter. The first act of the pi y is laid in Venice the other four in.Paris, a yung artist just entering upon his earoer poor and unknown but ambitions to reach the topmost ronnl of the ladder ot his professiou, marrios a young and brantiful girl, through the union of which one child, a girl, is born. Iu the midst of his struggles with poverty throngh,a;i of which his wifo clings to him, to comfort and aid as best the cau, and happy and resigned as only a true woman can be, a very rich uncle of the young artist dies leaving ail his wealth and his title of baron, to the young man. As soon as he becomes wealthy his love for his young wife, who had been . so faithful to him through his poverty, now vanishes, and he deserts her, going to Paris. His yonng wife, deserted and penniless, with her child to care - for, starts ont into the cold cheerless world a beggar, to look for her'upfaithful hus-band hus-band and compel him to' be true to his marriage vows. have told us we are able to go a abort distance beyond the time of Adam. We may think we know something of history, his-tory, but when we think of the number of planets that are inhabited, and that each one has a history of its own we begin to understand how little we know of this one branch of learning. Even if we learn all tho history of these planets there will still be more to learn as it will be continually growing. These improvement associations have been organized for the special benefit of the yonng, to aid them in improving their minds so as to prepare themselves for the responsibilities that will eventually fall upon them. The youth also have the experience of tho oider people. This experience will be of great advantage advan-tage to them providing they improve upon it. There is not a parent but wnat wouid be more than pleased to have Irs childfen profit by his own experience. ex-perience. Considering all the advau- This was not so pleasant. He spoke for some time upon the first principles of the gospel, and asked if there was anything any-thing in them that a person should be ashamed of. All people have a desire to worship some supreme being, because religion is natural. The religion of the Latter-day Saints is the most reasonable upon the face of the earth. Jabez Faux Jr. of Moroni expressed his pleasure at having the privilege of meeting with the yonng men in their conference. Brother Miles of Washington county said it gave him pleasure to meet with the young in this capacity. Ho read the testimony of the witnesses to the book of Mormon, and bore his testimony that the book was inspired . He thought that a spirit of donbt, in regard to the truth of the book of Mormon, was growing grow-ing among the young and urged upon them the necessityof studying carefully that book. Singing by choir, "Glory to God on High, Let Heaven and Earth Reply. Benediction by Orlando Bradley. Adjourned until 2 p. m. SATURDAY TWO P. M. Singing. "O, Say What Is Truth?" Prayer by Andrew C. Nelson. "Singing, "For the Strength of the Hills We Bless Thee." Guy C. Wilson of Fairview was the first ppeaker. He spoke npon the subject sub-ject "Theology." This subject covers so much" ground that we might dwell upon it for months without exhausting it. The gospel is the power of God nuto salvation unto all those that believe and obey it. Although the apostle, Paul, told the people that the gospel was the power of God nnto salvation unto all those that bel'eved, he gave them to understand, at other times, that it takes more than mere belief to Insure salvation. The speaker then went on to show the difference between general and individual salvation. As the Savior offered himself as a sacrifice to atone for the sins of the world, he had the right to )ay down a plan for It so happens when the baron ni l ives, in Paris he meets a yqung lady with whom he falls In love but who is in love with another young artist also aspiring to fame and fortune, but as yet unsuccessful. un-successful. The baron sues for her hand and by some means eompells her to marry him, although she' still loves her former artist lover. . On the eve of the wedding he (artist) u surprised by the baronin the ladie's bed chamber, although innocent of any crime, but knowing that no explanation tages which the yonth of today havo over their parents greater things will-be will-be expected of them than what has been accompishid by their fathers and mothers. We have today tho primary associations, the religion classes, the Sunday schools, the improvement associations, asso-ciations, the different quorums, all working together, making life a con-tinous con-tinous chain of improvement. Each young man should have an aim in life, and that aim should be high. A yonng person starting oat In life without an aim is like a ship starting ont on a voyage without any definite destination. destina-tion. It is tossed too and fro by the wind and waves and is in great danger of being wrecked. How loug do y..u Bnppose that it wiil be safe? A young person without any aim in life is in tl e same condition. Let each ono remember remem-ber that the Lord has something for him to do. Wo should make the world better bet-ter for having lived in it. $0 matter what our station or calling in life, if we improve npon the talents the Lord has blessed us with we can make ourselves our-selves felt. We should feel thankful for the privilege we have of living in would satisfy the baron, and in order to save her from this 'fearful embarass-ment, embarass-ment, just as tho baron enters grabs a necklace lying on the table, thus leaving tho impreseion that he is a thief and as he tries to escape but is pr,veated by the baron to whom he says, "let ine go it is my first offence," the baron says, "I will to the galleys." He, the, thief, in some way contrives to get cieaT of the gallies and iu the end all is well nnd everyone happy, ';' " Thus the curtain drops on the last scene the audience goes home happy and In the language of Shakespeare, "all's well, that ends well."