We have to live, we housewives, and keep our families well fed.
no matter if it does cost us money to do so. We suggest a little
less use of candy and a little more use of sugar in simple desserts
This is the month when good housewives will begin to think
about fruit drying whether they do it or not. It is a grievous
social sin that fruit should be grown and left to rot by the hun-
dreds of bushels on the ground. Invidious freight rates may
cause a portion of that waste, but the women of the Relief Society
can do something towards correcting the evil. We suggest that
fruit drying parties be given in every ward where fruit is raised.
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and that not an apple, peach, plum, pear or apricot shall be wasted
that can be properly dried.
Peel your peaches and apples, discard the decayed ones ;
watch the drying fruit that it is not rained upon, cover it with
mosquito bar and keep just as clean as is possible.
Did you ever make peach leather and apple butter? We
suggest that you try these pioneer delicacies this year.
The Home Science Department and their associate commit-
tees in the stake and ward boards will be glad to act as a clearing
house for the distribution of dried fruit where any ward has a
surplus and can afford to give the same to the poor in wards
where they have none.
Sweet corn should also be dried, taking pains to select the
best corn, which has not been allowed to get too ripe and drying
it in the usual approved fashion. The Horsley Brothers of
Brigham City and the Co-operative Store in Pleasant Grove carry
delicious dried fruits in the fall months at very reasonable prices.
Mrs. Sarah Hovey, Millville, Utah, puts up hundreds of pounds
of delicious dried corn if the order is sent in in the summer time.
Please let this department know what you are doing in the drying
of fruit for distribution to the poor.
Cheese cloth bags filled with bran are excellent for cleaning
wall paper. Bran bags are used instead of soap, for the face and
hands. It is also used for washing delicate fabrics instead of
soap water. Bran water is just as effective, and is not injurious.
Go over your linoleum once a week with a cloth dipped in a
mitxure of equal parts of turpentine and linseed oil. It will
make the linoleum look like new.
When making a bread or custard pudding, try flavoring it
with essence of ginger, it gives a delicious flavor. Use about the
same amount as you would lemon or vanilla.
The use of tissue paper cannot be too highly recommended
for greasing bread or cake tins. It is also very useful for wiping
off grease from pots and pans, before putting in dish-water. It
is also very useful in giving a polish to glassware and windows.
Cut your stale bread into finger lengths, dip in milk for a
minute, put on a buttered tin in the oven until crisp, spread with
butter, and serve while hot, with jam or syrup.
James H. Anderson.
The Telephone controversy in Salt Lake County took an
unusual course â€” it went in favor of the customers.
Preparedness for war has swung to the other limit of the
pendulum from the ultra peace propaganda of two years ago in
the United States.
The Filipinos will not be independent of the United States
for some time to come, the bill for granting independence to the
Philippines having failed in Congress.
Eqltal Suffragists are making great headway in national
lines. The immediate future may not record complete success,
but a victorious conclusion is drawing rapidly near.
U. S. Ambassador Gerard, at Berlin, says peace is on the
way. As yet he has failed to furnish a time-schedule for its
The Norway Fish-catch for 1916 has been purchased by
Great Britain, thus forming another link in the starvation block-
ade against Germany.
High Taxes add to the high cost of living in Utah this year,
and many are the protests that go up to the boards of equalization
in every county of the State ; and the end is not yet.
Bulgarian Troops have entered Greece, and there has been
fighting with the British and French troops. Constantine's king-
dom is thus getting a taste of war, even though he will not fight.
Three Eggs a Week and no meat for certain periods in Ger-
many is a government regulation there which indicates anything
but a well-fed people â€” but it is war.
Italy has met with a severe military defeat at the hands of
Austrian troops, thereby losing advantages heretofore gained by
almost a year of hard fighting.
\\'.\K and rumors of war still mark the ascending scale, the
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latest threatened field being South America, where three new rev-
clrtions have broken out during the past month.
Jesse Gesas, the Salt Lake automobilist who ran his car into
and killed two young people who had just alighted from a street-
car, has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. This action
by the courts may prove a salutary lesson to automobile "speed-
Air Raids in the European war zone do not seem to diminish
in frequency, notwithstanding the fact that the number of aerial
warriors to be brought down is increasing with considerable ra-
Gasoline is so scarce in Germany owing to war needs that
U. S. Ambassador Gerard has had to ^ive up his automobile trips
in Berlin. The experience may keep him among the peace advo-
cates for this country.
At Verdun, France, the German assault has lasted for more
than 100 days, with little gain in territory, and the loss of nearly
-400,000 men ; the French lines holding with considerable firmness,
and losses about two-thirds those of the Germans.
Berlin says it does not want President Wilson as a peace-
maker in Europe. But, then, the kaiser need not fear any offer
of the President's services â€” these may be enforced by a sterner
hand when the game is finally called.
Amalgamation of the interurban electric lines running from
Payson, Utah, to Preston, Idaho, a distance of over 200 miles, is
being sought by the management of the now three distinct com-
panies. This would make of all the line an inter-state railway.
Community Cooking has been adopted in some parts of
Germany as a means of conserving the food supply and as afford-
ing opportunity for its equitable distribution. At any rate, all
should get the same quality of food.
Another Beet Sugar Factory for Utah. This one is to be
erected on the west side of Cache Valley, arrangements therefor
having been definitely made. Which means thousands of dollars'
increase to our Utah farmers.
Wire-tapping of the telephone system in New York has re-
sulted in the indictment there of the mayor and a police commis-
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sioner. It is held that such a theft of information is not made
justifiable by reason of the "tappers" holding public office.
Louis D. Brandeis has been confirmed as justice of the
United States Supreme Court â€” the only instance in American his-
tory where a person against whom such accusations were made has
received the approving vote of a majority of the Senate.
Venustiano Carranza, whom President Wilson's Mexican
policy aided materially in placing at the head of our southern
neighbor's national affairs, has turned on the hand that befriended
him, and the outlook for relations between this country and Mex-
ico seems darker than at any time during the past three years.
Indian War Veterans in Utah are given another concession
in the way of government pensions. Congressman Joseph Howell
has worked persistently for this for twelve years past, and has
won his contention against great odds. When the bill had passed
the House, the two Utah Senators were not slow in getting it
through the Senate.
Another Mexican Raid into United States territory oc-
curred on May 6, and the raiders were pursued across the line
by American troops, who killed or captured many of the bandits.
Foreign Minister Aguilar of Mexico announced that the raid
was organized in the United States- â€” a specimen of Mexican offi-
cial prevarication which is becoming frequent.
An Anti-prohibition campaign in Utah has been inaugu-
rated by certain interests represented by Robert W. Brown of
Cleveland, O., and some Utah politicians not in harmony with the
temperance sentiment now generally prevalent in this part of the
country. "Business clubs" are being organized to fight prohibi-
tion. But the people are wise to this subterfuge.
Great Britain has advised all its representatives in the
United States to observe carefully the laws of this country. This
counsel was given before there were any prosecutions of British
representatives for violating those laws. Germany has given sim-
ilar advice, but not until a number of Germans had been indicted ;
and one of the indicted Teutons, Captain Boy-Ed. was specially
honored by the kaiser when he left this country because of un-
By Mrs. Grundy.
"1 don't know what I'm going to do,' I says to Car'line,
as me and her was rockin' on her front porch. "I am plain crazy
over my Ted."
"What's the matter with Ted ?" she sez.
"Hain't yoii seen him with one o' them cigerits in his mouth,
sknlkin' behind your barn?"
"No I ain't," she says, "and if I did I wouldn't be 'tal sur-
"What d' you mean Car'line?" says I.
'I mean jist what I sed," says she, "I wouldn't be one mite
surprised to see your boys smokin' cigerits nor your man drinkin'
"Here, Car'line, what's come over you to talk like that?
What's me and my family done to you that you make sech a crack
as that for, at us?"
"Nothin' to me Marthy, â€” it's what you're doin' to yourself
and your family."
At that I jist bridled and sassed back. "Well, Car'line, I
come to talk things over a little and not to git insulted right on
your own porch." And I ris' right up and started home.
"Keep your jacket on, Marthy," says she, "and sit right
down. I have been waitin for years for this yere chance to speak
my mind to you, and I am goin' to do it right now."
I guess my cheeks was burnin' and I took purty mad, so
Car'Hne caught hold of my hand and says:
"Now, Marthy, you have gotcbrisid'able sense in your head,
in spite of the fact that you weigh 180 pounds without your shoes.
You jist set right down and listen to your best friend and take
your medicine. I ain't seen your boy smokin' cigerits nor your
man drinkin' beer, but I jist wondered and wondered and won-
dered how in the name of common sense you can drink cofifee for
breakfast and tea for dinner, day after day, and day after day,
and expect your folks to have more sense 'en you've got. I
should think that coffee'd choke you every time you take a mouth-
ful. You bein' Ted's mother, and the Lord expectin' you to set an
example to him, makes it a heap sight worse for you to drink
cofifee and tea than it would if you was an old maid. They're
talking a whole lot 'bout gettin' prohibition, and you jest better
believe I am goin' to work to get it, hard as I know how. but it
clean beats me to see anyone professin' to be a 'Mormon' fightin'
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for prohibition when they pour tea and coffee down their throats
all the time."
"Land o' mercy," I says, then, "do you think coffee is as bad
"I certainly think it breaks the Word of Wisdom, jist as bad ;
'en when a mother 'lows herself to set sech bad examples for her
children, how can she expect them to be stronger and wiser
'en she is? Mind you, I never expect to clean out all the ba 1
men out of this yere state when we git prohibition, but I certainly
do expect the women who belong to this yere Relief Society 'ill
have sense enough and religion enough to start the thing right by
quitting all their tea and coffee. That is the kind o' prohibition
talk I am goin' to talk," she says, says she.
"And what about all this chocolate candy the girls make now
days and stuff by the pound?" says I.
"Purty nigh as bad," says she. "Our girls git a cocaine
jag on them every time they git outside o' a pound box of choco-
"I thought these doctors tell," I sez, "that a little home-made
candy's all right," I sez.
"A little maybe," she flares back, "maybe it isâ€” two pieces,
not two pounds!"
"There's one sentence in the Word of Wisdom that mighty
few people read, that all good things of the earth are for man,
but are to be 'used with prudence.' Prudence, that's the word..
There's scurc'ly a man or woman in this Churc hbut what eats for'
the pleasure of it, and not for the prudence of it."
"Yes," I says, "I guess we ought not to eat meat, if we keep
the Word of Wisdom."
"Now, Marthy," she says, says she, "you go home and read
your Doctrine and Covenants and you will find it told plain there
that he that sayeth not to eat meat the same is not of God. All
things is ordained for man to be used with prudence."
"Even tea and coffee," I says.
"No," she says, says she. "They might be a good medicine,
but nobody ever keeps 'em strictly for medicine; they jist drink
it cause it tastes good, that's all and 'cause it feels good, and the
selfish, disobedient motive which makes you drink tea and coffee
is the very same motive which makes Ted smoke his cigerit.
They's stimulants in whiskey, tobacco, tea and coffee, and they's
all included in the 'Mormon' prohibition," she says. "You jist
go home, Marthy, and think over this tea and coffee proposition.
T want you to help me get prohibition this fall and you can't start
out to tell other folks to keep the Word of Wisdom when you
break it yourself."
Notes from the Field.
Amy Brozvn Lyman.
Among' the many splendid branches working under the virile
])residency of Mrs. Mary Smith Ellsworth of the Northwestern
States ^lission is the Relief Society of the Evansville Branch, a
])icture of which we here reproduce. It is a pleasure to be thus
associated with our sisters out in the mission in the good work
of the Relief Society.
Benson Stake. On Tuesday, May 2nd, Miss Gertrude Mc-
Cheyne of the Agricultural College lectured before the Relief
Society of Richmond on the Household Budget. There were pres-
ent at the meeting 105 members, 5 stake officers and 40 teachers.
After the meeting luncheon was served to all present.
Bear Rh'er Stake. A very pleasant social and surprise was
recently tendered to Mrs. Mosiah Evans, First Counselor of the
Bear River Stake, at the Garland Ward chapel, just before her
removal to Spanish Fork, Utah. The social was given in the
form of a farewell party and a tribute to Mrs. Evans for her
faithful labors in the Relief Society. Mrs. D. E. Manning pre-
sided, and beside the stake and local officers and workers in the
Society, there were in attendance the Stake Presidency and their
wives, a number of High Councilors and Bishops and their wives.
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A very interesting' program was carried out and an excellent
luncheon was served in cafeteria style. Carnations and other
beautiful flowers were used as decorations. Mrs. Evans was pre-
sented with an engraved gold ring made from Utah gold, and a
book of poems, "Alusings and Memories," by Mrs. Emmeline B.
South Sanpete Stake. Mrs. Jane H. Bench, First Counselor
in the South Sanpete Stake, recently retired from the Stake Pres-
idency on account of ill health. The stake officers held a party in
honor of Sister Bench and an enjoyable program was given and
refreshments served. Mrs. Bench was presented with a copy of
the book of poems, "Musings and Memories," by Mrs. Emmeline
B. Wells. Mrs. Bench has for twenty-two years been a faithful
worker in the Relief Society, holding offices both in the Ward
and in the Stake.
The Salt Lake Stake authorities have joined with the Stake
Relief Society officers to make a thorough canvass of that whole
Stake in the interest of the Living Record sheet. Each ward has
called from forty to fifty special workers, taking them from the
various auxiliary organizations to visit the homes of the people
and to assist the people in preparing a sheet for each individual
in the ward. These sample sheets will be filed in the Stake arch-
ives and will, no doubt, later become a part of the Church collec-
tion in the Genealogical Society's archives.
Panguitch Stake. Escalante Ward, in the Panguitch Stake
of Zion, has done a very excellent work in securing donations
amounting to $59.00 in clothing, shoes and cash for the benefit of
the poor of that ward. They had a successful sewing bee one
day recently for a bereaved family. The mother died three days
after that, leaving her widowed husband and five small children
to mourn her loss. We join with the sisters of that ward in of-
fering consolation to the mourning husband and children.
Donations to J3ishops. Besides all of the charity work that is
done by the Relief Society, the various organizations are con-
stantly being called upon by the bishops to assist financially with
various undertakings in the wards. They are frequently asked to
donate furniture, carpets, electric light fixtures for the ward
churches, etc., etc.
The Malad Stake recently paid $200.00 for carpet for the
The Bingham Stake Relief Societw during the last year,
raisefl and donated $413.30 for electric fixtures for the Latter-day
Saints Auditorium recentlv erected at Idaho Falls.
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In a letter, dated December 13th, from Mapusaga Tutuila,
Samoa, Mrs. Jennie L. Smith writes for outlines suitable to be
used among the native sisters of these Islands. She states that
these women are very anxious to learn of the Relief Society work
in general and to take up cooking and sewing. We were delighted
to get a message from far-away Samoa, and to learn that our
members in this land are anxious to keep in touch with the work
A question has been sent to the office asking if a Relief So-
ciety member may receive credit on the Relief Society charity
records for her individual charity work. The Relief Society
l;ooks record only such charity work as is done by and through
tlie officers and members of the organization in their official ca-
The Relief Society of Colonia, Dublan, in Old Mexico, have
forwarded to this office $11.00 as their donation for their Temple
Think of this, sisters, you who dwel lin the peaceful, favored
wards and stakes of this country These Meix.can refugees have
done more accordingly for this purpose than any stake in Zion.
The General Board are especially touched and pleased with this
evidence of faith and generosity on the part of our sisters in war-
Conferences in all of the distant stakes have occupied the
spring months, our Board members going out to visit them. All
have reported splendid results of the new activities instituted in
our Society during the last few years. The Guide Lessons are
greatly enjoyed and are bringing into the Society the young mar-
ried women in the communities ; the Nurse Class work is growing
in value and importance, while the Magazine is universally pop-
ular and receives commendation in all quarters. The General
Board rejoice greatly in the spirit of unity and willing endeavor
wiiich fills every stake visited this spring.
By Maud Baggarley.
The hope of the Earth is its children ;
And yet, at thy unclean breast
Thou dost suckle the heirs of the Ages,
Thou woman in scarlet drest.
Subduing the mocking laughter.
Teaching them at the knee,
To scorn the course that comes after
A glad, mad, revel with thee.
Nor see beneath the garlands.
That hide his poison breath.
The waiting leer in the cynic eyes
Of the unfleshed form of Death â€”
Who lurks behind the wanton,
Singing beneath the sky
Her wildest song of folly,
As she lures youth forth to die.
Oh, the Lord shall arise and smite thee.
And scourge thee in righteous ire ;
Who barters thy motley and tinsel
For the flame of pure desire.
That God, Himself, didst kindle
To light man's altar fire.
Many letters are received in this office concerning- the- prep-
aration of the individual genealogical sheet. The question asked
is â€” Shall the individual's parents and family be given on the
outside of the sheet or that of her husband and herself and
As a matter of fact, it makes little difference which family
is chosen for the outside of the sheet. No dates are given and
no genealogy at all is provided for on that side of the "sheet. It
must be remembered that this sheet is simply a sample sheet taken
from the Living Record Book. We have recommended the
preparation of it with two purposes in view. One is to secure,
if possible, a genealogical record of every woman in the Relief
Society, which shall be filed finally in the archives of the Gene-
alogical Society of Utah. The second purpose,, which is vastly
more important, is to convert every woman in this Society to the
pressing necessity of her securing a Living Record Book, and
there to record every bit of information she can set down con-
cerning her family and her husband's family. In the Living
Record Book there are 20 sheets for family groups and indi-
vidual sheets in which to record all of the data concerning these
families to the number of 100. So you see, sisters, that in this
simple sheet it does not matter much whose particular family is
named, but it does matter that you shall write out all your own
genealogy on the inside and file that sheet with the secretary of
Another question that has been asked a great deal is con-
cerning the names which are to be used by the Relief Society
sisters when they go to the Temple in an official body. Some
misunderstanding has arisen because of an unfortunate para-
graph in the February number of the Magazine on page 114.
The so-called charity lists there mentioned have made so much
difficulty even before the Magazine was published and after that
paragraph was in print that the General Board passed the reso-
lution found on page 110. We ask you, therefore, to govern
yourselves by the note on page 110: "All genealogical visits to
be reported on the blanks are the official visits paid to the Temple
by the ward Relief Society members and private visits by indi-
viduals to Temples need not be recorded." There the names
may be furnished by the Relief Society or by the individual. If
there is an understanding with the ward presidents the visits may
be accepted as official, whether taken from charity lists or from
Entered ai second-clas* matter at the Post Office, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Motto â€” Charity Never Faileth.
THE GENERAL BOARD
Mbs. Emuelinb B. Wells President
Mrs. Clarissa S. Williams First Counselor
Mrs. Julina L. Smith Second Counselor
Mrs. Amy Brown Lyman General Secretary
Mrs. Si;sA Young Gates Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Emma A. Empey Treasurer
Mrs. Sarah Jenne Cannon Mrs. Carrie S. Thomas Miss Edna May Davis
Dr. Romania B. Penrose Mrs. Alice Merrill Home Miss Sarah McLelland
Mrs. Emily S. Richards Mrs. Priscilla P. Jennings Mrs. Elizabeth C. Crismon
Mrs. Julia M. P. Farnsworth Mrs. Elizabeth S. Wilcox Mrs. Janette A. Hyde
Mrs. Phoeba Y. Beatie Mrs. Rebecca Niebaur Nibley M-ss Sarah Eddington
Mrs. Ida S. Dusenberry Mrs. Elizabeth C. McCune
Mrs. Lizzie Thomas Edward, Music Director Miss Edna Coray, Organist
RELIEF SOCIETY MAGAZINE
Editor SuSA Young Gates
Business Manager Janette A. Hyde
Assistant Manager Amy Brown Lyman
Room 29, Bishop'a Building, Salt Lake City, Utah
Vol. III. JULY, 1916. No. 7.
WHO CAN HELP ME?
Not all the king's horses nor all the king's
Broken men can put an egg together again. When
Down, the body has broken with the over-strain of
modern life, and the spirit runs out to spread
itself despairingly over the ruins, life is like a broken egg, and the
soul is flat and spent with the awful effort of breathing. The
faculties are held in a misty suspension, the grinding pressure of
the daily world-wheels press upon the brain with inconceivable
torture. We are spilled out of God's hand, and neither time nor
eternity possesses form or cohesion. How we long for help, for
any help â€” human or divine. And human skill is so much nearer,
so much easier to secure. We cry out for human aid â€” God is
so long in reaching us â€” we say.
On our bosom lies the agonized child whose
The Sick fluttering breath creeps in dying gasps over
Child. the twitching lips. Earth, men, hope, loves
â€” all are as phantoms. We swing suspended