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Priesthood which they hold, back to the Prophet. Joseph. Biographical notes, to this end, are given, which contain the ordinations of all the elders who have been sustained and are being susutained as the general authorities of the Church. In addition to the regular value of the work, to those who are interested in dates and statistics, it is published in an edition of 25,000 copies, and sold for the benefit of a church historian's office, soon to be built it is hoped, which shall be commensurate with the growing historical interests of the Church. Every purchaser, therefore, in buying the book, not only helps himself to valuable data, but likewise aids in the building of a proper edifice for the important historical documents and offices of the Church. Deseret News Co., Salt Lake City, publishers; price, $1.25
To prevent evil is like doing good; to prevent good is doing evil.
Heaven never helps the man who will not act.-SOPHOCLES.
Water, falling day by day,
The secret in success is to do all you can without thought of fame. -ADDISON.
He that revenges knows no rest;
To be thrown upon one's own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune.-FRANKLIN.
Worth makes the man, and want of it the chump;
Give a boy enough love for any calling or place in life which he aspires to fill, and he will win it.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame.LONGFELLOW.
There is no road to success but through a clear, strong purpose. A purpose underlies character, culture, position, attainment of whatever sort.-T. T. MUNGER.
Fight hard against hasty temper. Anger will come, but resist it strongly. A spark may set a house on fire. A fit of passion may give you cause to mourn all the days of your life. Never revenge an injury.
If you have an enemy, act kindly toward him, and make him your friend. You may not win him over at once, but try again. Let one kindness be followed by another, till you have compassed your end. By little and little, great things are completed.
Mankind worships success, but thinks too little of the means by which it is attained-what days and nights of watching and weariness, how year after year has dragged on, and seen the end still far off; all that counts for little, if the long struggle does not close in victory.H. M. FIELD.
Life pulsates with chances. They may not be dramatic or great, but they are important to him who would get on in the world. Do not think that opportunities come to others and not to you. Fortune visits every healthy, determined soul many times; but, if she does not find it ready for its opportunity, she snatches her gift away and gives it to another.
The goal of an education: The New York Tribune speaks of a student who asked the president of Oberlin college if he could not take a shorter course than that prescribed by the institution. “Oh, yes,” was the reply, “but that depends upon what you want to make of yourself. When God wants to make an oak, he takes one hundred years, but when he wants to make a squash he takes six months.”
IN LIGHTER MOOD.
A teacher at Garden City said to her primary class the other day; "If your father gave your mother $7 today and $8 tomorrow what would she have?”
And the small boy over in the corner replied, "She would have a fit.”—Kansas City Journal.
It was a Connecticut boy who surprised his teacher in reading the other day by his interpretation of the sentence: “There is a worm; do not tread on him.” He read slowly and hesitatingly, with that droning intonation and misplaced emphasis peculiar to the young idea when it is just starting to shoot: “There is a warm doughnut; tread on him.”
Farmer: “If I were as lazy as you I'd go and hang myself in my barn."
Tramp; "No, yoy wouldn't."
His wife: “And you are to defend that shoplifter ?”
The lawyer: "My dear, she isn't a shoplifter. She was formerly, but she has saved so much money in the last ten years that she has become a kleptomaniac.”
The New York Tribune prints an amusing story of the English Admiral De Horsey, who, some years ago, was admiral of the North Atlantic Squadron, He had been dining on shore at Port Royal, Jamaica.
On returning to his fiagship after dinner, his way to the boat led him across the barrack square. A black sentry of one of the West India regiments halted him at the gate with, “Who goes dar?" Great was the admiral's annoyance to discover that he had neglected to get the password before leaving the ship.
That's all right,” he said, carelessly, hoping to overcome the man's scruples by his indifference; "you know who I am.”
"Dunno nobody, sah,” replied the colored soldier, pompously; "you can t go in dar."
“Why, I'm Admiral De Horsey.”
A METHOD OF ROLL CALL.
In many of the large associations, the matter of calling the roll on every night of meeting has become a source of much annoyance and waste of time. Various means have been adopted to overcome these objections. The best method that has yet come to light was presented at one of the late missionary meetings, by a model class of the Twentieth, Salt Lake City, ward. It consists in the use of “cards” and “attendance lists.” At the first meeting of the season, in a new association, or at any meeting of an association already organized, a card is distributed to each and every member of the association present, which card reads as follows:
WARD Y. M. M. I. A.
(Cross out corresponding number
on roll call every Tuesday.)
The secretary of the association enters the names in the order of the numbers upon the roll book, and the members retain the cards. The attendance list, in a tab, is passed around from one member to another, each member marking upon this attendance list a cross or a dash upon
the particular number corresponding with the card handed to the secretary.
This attendance list is in the following form, and, as may be seen, contains two hundred numbers:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75
76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125
126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175
176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193
A colored pencil attached to the tab may be used in marking out the numbers; or two pencils of different colors may be used to indicate "prepared" or "unprepared.” If this latter method of marking is preferred, the instructions on the attendance list should so indicate.
This method of calling the roll is only suggested to the associations by the General Board, and is not recommended as a rule to be generally