Imatges de pàgina

imous in awarding the gold medal for German representatives from Bear the words of this hymn to Sister Emily Lake Siake. H. Woodmansee.

"2. We believe that men will be pun"The committee appointed to examine ished for their own sins, and not for the music and make the award for the

Adam's transgression." best musical composition consisted of

Recitation in Danish, by Christian T. Arthur Shepherd, Anthony Lund and Nelson and Jensenna M. Anderson, Squire Coop. They were unanimous in

Danish representatives from Sevier awarding the gold medal to Rev. W. Stake. Daunt Scott.

"3. We believe that, through the

atonement of Christ, all mankind may *The Sunday School Union always has

be saved, by obedience to the laws and endeavored to get the best possible re- ordinances of the Gospel." sults by giving medals and prizes for Recitation in Spanish, by S. C. musical compositions, and it gives me Richardson and Pearl Whiting, repremuch pleasure, on behalf of the board, sentatives from Juarez Stake, Mexico. to present these medals to Sister Emily

4. We believe that the first princiH. Woodmansee and to Rev. W. Daunt ples and ordinances of the Gospel are: Scott."

First, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; The medals were pinned upon

second, Repentance; third, Baptism by the

immersion for the remission of sins; prize winners by Mary Alice Hoagland fourth, Laying on of Hands for the Gift Cannon and Maggie Peart Cardall. of the Holy Ghost."

Recitation in Lamanitish tongue (Sho. A POLYGLOT RECITATION OF THE shone), by Ammon Pubigee and Willie ARTICLES OF FAITH

Ottogary, American Indians, represenwas then given under the direc- tatives from Malad Stake; then in the tion of Eider George Teasdale, of the Maori language, by Hirini Whaanga Deseret Sunday School Union board. In and Mere Whaanga, Maoris, representathis recitation a number of persons rep- tives from Salt Lake Stake; in Samoan resenting different nationalities dressed language, by Angus Alston Jr., and in the native costume, recited in the Tessie Garn, representatives of Salt native tongue the Articles of Lake Stake, who had been on missions Faith. On opening this exercise, Elder to the Samoan Islands; in Kanaka, by Teasdale read a portion of the 107th Henry Halemanu and Hannah Kaaepa, Psalm, as follows:

Hawaiians, representatives from "O give thanks unto the Lord, for He

Iosepa Colony; in Tahitian, by Eugene is good; for His mercy endureth for

Cannon and Frank Cutler, representaever.

tives from Salt Lake Stake, who had Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.

been on missions to the Society Islands. whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

5. We believe that a man must be "And gathered them out of the lands, called of God, by 'prophecy, and by the from the east, and from the west, from laying on of hands,' by those who are the north, and from the south.

in authority, to preach the Gospel and "They wandered in the wilderness in administer in the ordinances thereof." a solitary way; they found no city to Recitation in Swedish, by David dwell in.

Holmgreen and Emma S. Jensen, Swed"Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them

ish representatives from Box Elder “Then they cried unto the Lord in Stake. their trouble, and He delivered them “6. We believe in the same organizaout of their distresses.

tion that existed in


primitive "And He led them forth by the right Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pas. way. that they might go to a city of tors, teachers, evangelists, etc." habitation. "Oh that men would praise the Lord

Recitation in Dutch, by Kryn Van for His goodness, and for His wonder- and Maggie Abels, natives of the Nethful works to the children of men!"

erlands, representatives from Weber The recitation of the Articles of Faith Stake. was in the following order:

"7. We believe in the gift of tongues, "1. We believe in God, the Eternal prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, interpretation of tongues, etc.” and in the Holy Ghost."

Recitation in Welsh, by Elders David Recitation in German, by Gustave L. Davis and Evan Stephens, reprti

“8. We believe the Bible to be the Sarah Roberts, English representatives word of God, as far as it is translated

from Wasatch Stake, and by Ezra C. correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.”

Robinson and Zina Y. Card, Canadian

representatives from Alberta Stake. Recitation in French, by Xavier Sager

Elder Teasdale then stated that, in and Marie Antoinette Lang, French re

addition to the nations that had been presentatives from Salt Lake Stake.

represented in the recitation of the Ar"9. We believe all that God has re

ticles of Faith the Gospel had been vealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal preached in other lands, as follows: many great and important things per- Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Finland, taining to the Kingdom of God.”

Russia, Hungary, Bohemia, Austria, Italian representatives had been as- Belgium, Friendly Islands, Marquesas signed this recitation in Italian, but Islands, Tuamotu Islands, Cook Archithey failed to respond and the article pelago, Leaward Islands, Austral Iswas read in English by Elder Teasdale. lands, Palestine, Turkey in Europe,

“10. We believe in the literal gather- Danubian principalities, Spain, Hin. ing of Israel and in the restoration of dustan, Malta, Africa, China, Siam, the Ten Tribes. That Zion will be built Chili, East Indies, West Indies, Greece, upon this continent. That Christ will reign personally upon the earth. and Philippines, Japan and other countries. that the earth will be renewed and re

All of those who had taken part in ceive its paradisaical glory.”

the recitation of the Articles of Faith Recitation in Norwegian, by Leonard then responded in unison to the followWillardson and Eleanor Olson, Norwe- ing invitation from Elder Teasdale: gian representatives from Sanpete "Now we will repeat in concert what Stake.

has brought this all about, this wonder

ful gathering from the north, south, “11. We claim the privilege of wor- east and west, by a recitation of the shiping Almighty God according to the sixth and seventh verses of the fourdictates of our conscience, and allow all teenth chapter of Revelation, in the Enmen the same privilege, let them wor- glish language, by the representatives ship how, where or what they may.” of these nations." The passages recited Recitation in Icelandic, by Loftar

in concert are as follows:

And I saw another angel fly in Bjarnason and Dena Bjarnason, Ice

the midst of heaven, having the everlanders, representatives from Utah lasting gospel to preach unto them that stake.

dwell on the earth, and to every nation, "12. We believe in being subject to

and kindred, and tongue, and people." kings, presidents, rulers and magis

7. Saying with a loud voice, Fear trates, in obeying, honoring and sus

God, and give glory to him; for the hour taining the law."

of his judgment is come; and worship

him that made heaven, and earth, and Recitation in Turkish, by Philip May- the sea, and the fountains of waters." cock and Alice Howarth, representa- When this had been done Elder Teastives from Salt Lake Stake, the first

dale spoke to the vast assemblage as

follows: named having been on a mission to

“We bear testimony that this angel Turkey.

has flown through the midst of heaven, "13. We believe in being honest, true, and restored the everlasting Gospel. chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in do- thus bringing to pass the gathering of ing good to all men; indeed we may say this people, whom God hath redeemed that we follow the admonition of Paul. from the hand of the enemy, gathered 'We believe all things, we hope all from the north, south, east and west. things,' we have endured many things, and brought to the marvelous light of and hope to be able to endure all things. His everlasting Gospel; and this wonIf there is anything virtuous, lovely, or derful, immense, assemblage of people of good report or praiseworthy, we seek gathered here tonight, to the glory of after these things."

God, our Eternal Father, has been ac

complished by the visitation of this Recitation in Celtic, by Wm. A. angel and the restoration of the EverMorton and companion, Irish represen- lasting Gospel. To God and the Lamb be tatives from Salt Lake Stake; then in all glory, forever and ever. Amen." Scotch dialect, by Robert Hogg and It was announced by President Geo. Nettie Durrant, Scotch representatives Q. Cannon that the Deaf Mute Sunday from Morgan Stake; and in English, by school was on the program for the reciDavid Jeffs and Sister Hyde, American, tation of the Lord's Prayer, but the (United States), representatives from school was quarantined owing to the Davis Stake, by Roger Horrocks and prevalence of scarlet fever. Instead of



this exercise the assistant superinten- PRESIDENT LORENZO SNOW dent of the Deaf Mute and Blind Sun

then briefly addressed the vast congreday school, Elder Laron Pratt, of Salt

gation as follows: Lake City, gave, in the deaf mute

"I wish that I had words to express sign language, the hymn, "O, My

my astonishment at what I have witFather," which was vocalized by his

nessed during the accomplishment of daughter, Maude Pratt-Griggs, who sang the hymn in the English language. God bless the Sunday School Union, and

this program. I feel in my heart to say, President Geo. Q. Cannon then stated

all who have taken part in pushing forthat the school for the blind being

ward its interests. In all my travels quarantined also, on account of scarlet

through the world I have never seen fever, the members could not be pre- anything that delighted me more than sent, but in place thereof, Elder Joseph that which I have witnessed this evenHodgins, blind from his birth, read from

ing. Your the 29th chapter of Isaiah, the 9th, 10th, George Q. Cannon, I ask that the Lord

Superintendent, President 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th and 19th verses.

will pour His Holy Spirit upon him The reading was from a Bible for the

abundantly in the future, as He has blind, the reader following the raised letters with his fingers.

done in the past, in carrying forward The verses are

the interests of this grand and glorious as follows:

Sunday school work. Nothing can be “9. Stay yourselves, and wonder; shown in the world like that that has cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but

been shown tonight. God bless every not with strong drink.

person who has been engaged “10. For the Lord hath poured out in the interests

the Sunupon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your

day schools-the superintendents, eyes; the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he cov

the aids, and everyone that has thus ered.

been employed, God bless them. He “11. And the vision of all is become

most assuredly has blessed them, and unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that

a success has been accomplished that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray is certainly wonderful. GOD BLESS THE thee: and he saith, I cannot: for it is SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. Amen." sealed:

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

Also addressed the meeting as follearned.

lows: "13. Wherefore the Lord said, For

"It is said somewhere in the good old asmuch as this people draw near me

new under with their mouth, and with their lips do book that there is nothing honour me, but have removed their the sun. That which we have witnessed heart far from me, and their fear to- here this evening comes about as near ward me is taught by the prophet of being a contradiction of this scripture men: "18. And in that day shall the deaf

as any thing I ever have seen. We will hear the words of the book, and the not dispute the language of the wise eyes of the blind shall see out of ob- man in relation to this matter. We will scurity, and out of darkness. "19. The meek also

be contented with saying that it is

shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor something that is new under the electric among men shall rejoice in the Holy lights. The repetition of the "Articles One of Israel."

of Faith' in nineteen different languages General Superintendent George R. and dialects (the result of the proclaCannon then introduced in order the mation of this Gospel within the last Sunday school officers and teachers who sixty years) is something of which we had been in service for 25, 30, 35, 40 and may well be proud. I congratulate the 45 years, respectively, and badges were Superintendent of the Sunday Schools pinned onthe breasts of those present and his efficient aids and assistants, on by daughters of members of the first the most wonderful display that has Sunday school.

ever been made here, this evening, of While the badges were being distri- the progress that is being made in the buted a selection from “Lucia di Lam- Sunday Schools, and in this glorious mermoor," by Donizetti, was played by effort to promulgate the Truth. I ca'



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

I published a little work, which I named

the 'Juvenile Instructor.' The "JuvPRESIDENT GEORGE Q. CANNON

enile Instructor' has been one of the then said:

best labors that I have ever been en"It is only proper that credit should gaged in, because I have felt that it be given to those who have done the

was doing good to our children. We work in preparing for this Jubilee. The

can see today what an immense field brethern have taken hold of this with

is spread around us, furnishing every great zeal, and, as you have seen, they opportunity for every one who desires have made a success of that which they to thrust in his sickle and reap. have undertaken. I cannot claim any

"I am thankful to have President Snow credit myself, for my other duties have and President Smith here to bless us, absorbed my time to a great extent.

as they have tonight, and I pray that Still, I have counseled and directed to

their blessings will be fulfilled, as I some extent. The workers the know they will be.” Board, however, and those who have

Gen. Supt. George Q. Cannon anassisted them, deserve whatever credit

nounced that those entitled to badges, there is for that which we have seen

who had not received them, could oband heard here tonight. I am pleased tain them by calling on the secretary of to be able to give them this meed of the Sunday School Union, in the Union praise.

office in the Templeton building, Salt I may say that the Sunday school Lake City. has been very dear to me. When I

The choir and congregation, accomreturned from Europe, after filling con

panied by the organ and Held's milltinuous missions for a long time, I felt tary band, rendered, “Gather Round the there was an immense field in Zion for Standard Bearer.” the labors of the Elders. I had seen

Benediction was pronounced by Elhow few souls could be gathered

der John B. Maiben, and as the audiabroad, and when I reflected upon the

ence dispersed Prof. Jos. J. Daynes rennumbers of our children at home, I dered selections on the grand organ. felt a burning desire to spend all the

GEORGE D. PYPER, time I could in trying to teach them

General Secretary. the principles of the Gospel. Upon my

JAMES H. ANDERSON. return, in 1864, I organized a Sunday

Press Representative. School in the 14th Ward, and other

LEO. HUNSAKER, schools were organized directly after


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