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imous in awarding the gold medal for the words of this hymn to Sister Emily H. Woodmansee.

"The committee appointed to examine the music and make the award for the best musical composition consisted of Arthur Shepherd, Anthony Lund and Squire Coop. They were unanimous in awarding the gold medal to Rev. W. Daunt Scott.

The Sunday School Union always has endeavored to get the best possible results by giving medals and prizes for musical compositions, and it gives me much pleasure, on behalf of the board, to present these medals to Sister Emily H. Woodmansee and to Rev. W. Daunt Scott."

The medals were pinned upon the prize winners by Mary Alice Hoagland Cannon and Maggie Peart Cardall.

A POLYGLOT RECITATION OF THE
ARTICLES OF FAITH

"They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

"Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

"Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.

"And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitatlon.

"Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!"

The recitation of the Articles of Faith was in the following order:

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then given under the direction of Elder George Teasdale, of the Deseret Sunday School Union board. In this recitation a number of persons representing different nationalities dressed in the native costume, recited in the native tongue the Articles of Faith. On opening this exercise, Elder Teasdale read a portion of the 107th Psalm, as follows:

Recitation in Lamanitish tongue (Shoshone), by Ammon Pubigee and Willle Ottogary, American Indians, representatives from Malad Stake; then in the Maori language, by Hirini Whaanga and Mere Whaanga, Maoris, representatives from Salt Lake Stake; in Samoan language, by Angus Alston Jr., and Tessie Garn, representatives of Salt Lake Stake, who had been on missions to the Samoan Islands; in Kanaka, by Henry Halemanu and Hannah Kaaepa, Hawaiians, representatives from

is good; for His mercy endureth for

"O give thanks unto the Lord, for He Iosepa Colony; in Tahitian, by Eugene Cannon and Frank Cutler, representatives from Salt Lake Stake, who had been on missions to the Society Islands.

ever.

"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

"And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

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Recitation in Danish, by Christian T. Nelson and Jensenna M. Anderson, Danish representatives from Sevier Stake.

"3. We believe that, through the atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel."

Recitation in Spanish, by S. C. Richardson and Pearl Whiting, representatives from Juarez Stake, Mexico.

"4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: First, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of Hands for the Gift of the Holy Ghost."

"5. We believe that a man must be

called of God, by 'prophecy, and by the laying on of hands,' by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof."

Recitation in Swedish, by David Holmgreen and Emma S. Jensen, Swedish representatives from Box Elder

Stake.

"6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc."

"1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost."

Recitation in German, by Gustave L.

Recitation in Dutch, by Kryn Van and Maggie Abels, natives of the Netherlands, representatives from Weber Stake.

"7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, etc."

Recitation in Welsh, by Elders David
Davis and Evan Stephens, repre

contation from Salt Lake Stake

"8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God."

Recitation in French, by Xavier Sager and Marie Antoinette Lang, French representatives from Salt Lake Stake.

"9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God."

Italian representatives had been assigned this recitation in Italian, but they failed to respond and the article was read in English by Elder Teasdale.

"10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes. That Zion will be built upon this continent. That Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and

that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisaical glory."

Recitation in Norwegian, by Leonard Willardson and Eleanor Olson, Norwegian representatives from Sanpete Stake.

"11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where or what they may."

Recitation in Icelandic, by Loftar Bjarnason and Dena Bjarnason, Icelanders, representatives from Utah stake.

"12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers and magistrates, in obeying, honoring and sustaining the law."

Recitation in Turkish, by Philip Maycock and Alice Howarth, representatives from Salt Lake Stake, the first named having been on a mission to Turkey.

"13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul. 'We believe all things, we hope all things,' we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."

Recitation in Celtic, by Wm. A. Morton and companion, Irish representatives from Salt Lake Stake; then in Scotch dialect, by Robert Hogg and Nettie Durrant, Scotch representatives from Morgan Stake; and in English, by David Jeffs and Sister Hyde, American, (United States), representatives from Davis Stake, by Roger Horrocks and

Sarah Roberts, English representatives from Wasatch Stake, and by Ezra C. Robinson and Zina Y. Card, Canadian representatives from Alberta Stake.

Elder Teasdale then stated that, in addition to the nations that had been represented in the recitation of the Articles of Faith the Gospel had been preached in other lands, as follows:

Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Finland, Russia, Hungary, Bohemia, Austria, Belgium, Friendly Islands, Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu Islands, Cook Archipelago, Leaward Islands, Austral Islands, Palestine, Turkey in Europe, Danubian principalities, Spain, Hindustan, Malta, Africa, China, Siam, Chili, East Indies, West Indies, Greece, Philippines, Japan and other countries.

All of those who had taken part in the recitation of the Articles of Faith then responded in unison to the following invitation from Elder Teasdale:

"Now we will repeat in concert what has brought this all about, this wonderful gathering from the north, south, east and west, by a recitation of the sixth and seventh verses of the fourteenth chapter of Revelation, in the English language, by the representatives of these nations." The passages recited in concert are as follows:

"6. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people."

"7. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come; and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."

When this had been done Elder Teasdale spoke to the vast assemblage as follows:

"We bear testimony that this angel has flown through the midst of heaven, and restored the everlasting Gospel. thus bringing to pass the gathering of this people, whom God hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy, gathered from the north, south, east and west. and brought to the marvelous light of His everlasting Gospel; and this wonderful, immense, assemblage of people gathered here tonight, to the glory of God, our Eternal Father, has been accomplished by the visitation of this angel and the restoration of the Everlasting Gospel. To God and the Lamb be all glory, forever and ever. Amen."

It was announced by President Geo. Q. Cannon that the Deaf Mute Sunday school was on the program for the recitation of the Lord's Prayer, but the school was quarantined owing to the prevalence of scarlet fever. Instead of

this exercise the assistant superintendent of the Deaf Mute and Blind Sunday school, Elder Laron Pratt, of Salt Lake City, gave, in the deaf mute sign language, the hymn, "O, My Father," which was vocalized by his daughter, Maude Pratt-Griggs, who sang the hymn in the English language.

President Geo. Q. Cannon then stated

that the school for the blind being

quarantined also, on account of scarlet fever, the members could not be present, but in place thereof, Elder Joseph Hodgins, blind from his birth, read from the 29th chapter of Isaiah, the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th and 19th verses. The reading was from a Bible for the blind, the reader following the raised letters with his fingers. The verses are as follows:

"9. Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

"10. For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes; the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

"11. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot: for it is sealed:

"12. And the book is delivered to him. that is not learend, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

"13. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the prophet of

men:

"18. And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

"19. The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel."

General Superintendent George Q. Cannon then introduced in order the Sunday school officers and teachers who had been in service for 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years, respectively, and badges were pinned onthe breasts of those present by daughters of members of the first Sunday school.

While the badges were being distributed a selection from "Lucia di Lammermoor," by Donizetti, was played by

PRESIDENT LORENZO SNOW then briefly addressed the vast congregation as follows:

"I wish that I had words to express my astonishment at what I have witnessed during the accomplishment of this program. I feel in my heart to say, God bless the Sunday School Union, and ward its interests. all who have taken part in pushing forIn all my travels through the world I have never seen anything that delighted me more than that which I have witnessed this evening. Your George Q. Cannon,-I ask that the Lord Superintendent, President will pour His Holy Spirit upon him abundantly in the future, as He has done in the past, in carrying forward the interests of this grand and glorious Sunday school work. Nothing can be shown in the world like that that has God bless every been shown tonight. person who has been engaged in the interests of the Sunday schools-the superintendents,

the aids, and everyone that has thus been employed, God bless them. He most assuredly has blessed them, and a success has been accomplished that GOD BLESS THE is certainly wonderful. SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. Amen."

PRESIDENT JOSEPH F. SMITH

Also addressed the meeting as follows:

"It is said somewhere in the good old book that there is nothing new under the sun. That which we have witnessed here this evening comes about as near being a contradiction of this scripture as any thing I ever have seen. We will not dispute the language of the wise man in relation to this matter. We will be contented with saying that it is something that is new under the electric lights. The repetition of the "Articles of Faith' in nineteen different languages and dialects (the result of the proclamation of this Gospel within the last sixty years) is something of which we may well be proud. I congratulate the Superintendent of the Sunday Schools and his efficient aids and assistants, on the most wonderful display that has ever been made here, this evening, of the progress that is being made in the Sunday Schools, and in this glorious effort to promulgate the Truth. I can

President, God bless our Sunday wards.. As soon thereafer as I could Schools."

I published a little work, which I named the 'Juvenile Instructor.' The 'Juvenile Instructor' has been one of the best labors that I have ever been engaged in, because I have felt that it was doing good to our children. We can see today what an immense field is spread around us, furnishing every opportunity for every one who desires to thrust in his sickle and reap.

PRESIDENT GEORGE Q. CANNON then said:

"It is only proper that credit should be given to those who have done the work in preparing for this Jubilee. The brethern have taken hold of this with

great zeal, and, as you have seen, they have made a success of that which they have undertaken. I cannot claim any credit myself, for my other duties have absorbed my time to a great extent. Still, I have counseled and directed to some extent. The workers on the Board, however, and those who have assisted them, deserve whatever credit there is for that which we have seen and heard here tonight. I am pleased to be able to give them this meed of praise.

"I may say that the Sunday school has been very dear to me. When I returned from Europe, after filling continuous missions for a long time, I felt there was an immense field in Zion for the labors of the Elders. I had seen how few souls could be gathered abroad, and when I reflected upon the numbers of our children at home, I felt a burning desire to spend all the time I could in trying to teach them the principles of the Gospel. Upon my return, in 1864, I organized a Sunday School in the 14th Ward, and other schools were organized directly after

"I am thankful to have President Snow and President Smith here to bless us, as they have tonight, and I pray that their blessings will be fulfilled, as I know they will be."

Gen. Supt. George Q. Cannon announced that those entitled to badges, who had not received them, could obtain them by calling on the secretary of the Sunday School Union, in the Union office in the Templeton building, Salt Lake City.

The choir and congregation, accompanied by the organ and Held's military band, rendered, "Gather Round the Standard Bearer."

Benediction was pronounced by Elder John B. Maiben, and as the audience dispersed Prof. Jos. J. Daynes rendered selections on the grand organ. GEORGE D. PYPER, General Secretary. JAMES H. ANDERSON. Press Representative.

LEO. HUNSAKER,

Reporter.

SEVENTIETH

Annual Conference

OF THE

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF
LATTER-DAY SAINTS.

Held in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April 6th, 7th and 8th, 1900, with a Full Report of the Discourses.

ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE
OF THE DESERET SUNDAY SCHOOL

UNION.

THE DESERET NEWS.

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