Relief Society School of Obstetrics
The Relief Society School of Obstetrics and Nursing an-
nounces the opening of its thirteenth school year on Monday,
September 18, 1916. School term, 8 months.
Course A â€” Entrance fee for the course in Obstetrics, which
includes nursing and invalid cooking â€” $50.00.
Course B â€” Entrance fee for course in Nursing, which in-
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Course C â€” At intervals during the school year, lectures on
Public Health, Prevention and Treatment of Diseases, Etc., will
be g^ven by eminent physicians, surgeons, and specialists. No
Course D â€” A class in Invalid Cooking will be conducted
by experts ; no extra charge for students taking other courses.
Instructor, DR. MARGARET C. ROBERTS.
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NOTES FROM OUR SEOtETARY AFffiLD
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HOME SCIENTISTS IN CONVENTION
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A Sure Defense L. Lula Greene Richards 546
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THE FUTURE LIFE..
How shall I know thee in the sphere which keeps
The disembodied spirits of the dead,
When all of thee that time could wither sleeps
And perishes among the dust we tread ?
For I shall feel the sting of ceaseless pain
If there I meet thy gentle presence not,
Nor hear the voice I love, nor read again
In thy serenest eyes the tender thought.
Will not thy own meek heart demand me there?
That heart whose fondest throbs to me were given ?
My name on earth was ever in thy prayer,
And wilt thou never utter it in heaven?
In meadows fanned by heaven's life-br,eathing wind,
In the resplendence of that glorious sphere,
And larger movements of the unfettered mind,
Wilt thou forget the love that joined us here?
The love that lived through all the stormy past,
And meekly with my harsher nature bore.
And deeper grew, and tenderer to the last,
Shall it expire with life, and be no more?
A happier lot than mine, and larger light.
Await thee there ; for thou hast bowed thy will
In cheerful homage to the rule of right,
And lovest all, and renderest good for ill.
For me, the sordid cares in which I dwell
Shrink and consume my heart as heat the scroll.
And wrath has left its scar â€” that fire of hell
Has left its frightful scar upon my soul.
Yet though thou wear'st the glory of the sky,
Wilt thou not keep the same beloved name,
The same fair, thoughtful brow, and gentle eye.
Lovelier in heaven's sweet climate, yet the same?
Shalt thou not teach me, in that calmer home,
The wisdom that I learned so ill in this â€”
The wisdom which is love â€” till I become
Thy fit companion in that land of bliss?
William Cullen Bryant
MRS. IDA BOWMAN SMITH.
Member General Board of the Primary Association. Late President
of the European Mission Relief Society.
Relief Society Magazine
Vol. III. OCTOBER, 1916. No. 10.
Daughters of Zion.
Mrs. Ida Bozvman Smith.
We are pleased to present to our readers a little resume of
the labors performed under the most trying circumstances during
the last two years, in the British Mission, by Sister Ida B. Smith,
late president of the European Mission Relief Society.
Being the wife of President Hyrum M. Smith, Sister Ida
was able to reach the widest possible circle of friends and Saints,
as well as iiaving the opportunity to travel about and mingle freely
with the scattered branches of the Church in that famous mission.
She was appointed by the General Board as President of. the
Relief Societies in that mission in 1914, and has spared neither
time nor her own strength in the accomplishment of the great
work she has been able to do. Gifted with a charming personal-
ity, gracious and tactful, her handsome presence has been like a
beam of sunshine to all with whom she came in contact.
Sister Smith assumed her labors just at the outbreak of the
war, and, naturally, her attention was at once directed to the
alleviation of suffering among the women and children of that
war stricken country.
It will be remembered by the readers of the Magazine, that
Sister Edna L. Smith â€” President of the sister workers in the Salt
Lake Temple â€” was moved upon to raise a voluntary contribution
among her associates and friends for the sufferers in the war-
stricken countries in Europe. An instant response to her mag-
netic appeal was made, and within a month. Sister Smith sent
several hundred dollars to President Hyrum M. Smith.
This inspirational movement by a devoted woman, no doubt
moved the Church authorities to call a general fast meeting which
was held throughout the Church, in February, 1915, and which
we all know resulted in raising a fund in one day of over thirty
544 RELIEF SOCIETY MAGAZINE.
When the war broke out, President Ida B. Smith at once
offered her assistance to the lady Mayoress of Liverpool, and her
offer was eargerly accepted. She arranged for the Edna L. Smith
Fund to be used entirely for destitute families and the orphan
children of the war. The Relief Societies were supplied with
materials by the various war-relief British associations and hun-
dreds of articles were made for the use of the soldiers at the front.
This relief work continues to occupy our sisters all over Euroje
in their various societies. Sister Smith has thus come into pro.u-
inent association with all of the relief committees in England.
Especially was she honored with letters of greetings and gratitude
from many mayors and heads of official bureaus and Red Cross
It is impossible to estimate the value and extent of the influ-
ence and friendship thus gained by this devoted worker.
From a membership in the Relief Societies in Great Britain
of a little over 400, in 1914, in one year there was an increase of
over one thousand members. There were 42 branch organizations
during the year of 1914. Today there are 99 such branches in
the European conference. During the current year, there has
been distributed in these branches $3,210.86, while they still have
a balance on hand of $1,046.13.
Sister Smith has been a member of the General Board of
the Primary Association for a number of years, and has done
splendid work in that organization. She is the mother of a family,
and has never spared herself in her service to her noble husband,
her gifted family, and her admiring friends. Besides all this, she
has added her unique and unequalled labors in organizing and car-
rying forward a magnificent relief work in the British Mission
during the past two war-stricken years.
We are told by an eye-witness of the labors performed by
this remarkable woman, of a visit she has recently paid to Hull,
on her way to Glasgow and New Castle. From there she went to
Sheffield and then to Manchester. This was in the first week in
this present month, August, and was the beginning of a three
weeks' missionary tour taken by Sister Ida, accompanied by her
little daughter Geraldine, visiting in the interest of the Relief So-
cieties of the United Kingdom. She had received so many letters
from the sisters all over the British Mission, pleading that she
come and visit them once more before she left for home, that the
president of the mission concluded to make appointments for
meetings in each conference, and sent her around the circuit on a
final visit to the societies. It required three weeks of constant
travel, with meetings nearly every day, but so urgent was the
call, that she was willing to undertake the labor.
The president of the mission testifies that "nothing more ben-
eficial to the mission could happen at the present time than the
DAUGHTERS OF ZION. 545
fulfilling of these appointments made with the women of Great
Most of the Societies have been, and are still working with
the Red Cross organizations in the various cities of Great Britain.
They have done good work, and a great deal of it ; their labors
have been greatly sought after, and appreciated by the Red Cross
workers. Many hundreds of articles, in great demand by the
British Army and hospitals, have been made and voluntarily sent
to the different committees, having in charge the collection and
distribution of such needful things. The members of the Relief
Societies, everywhere, have found happiness in this work, and
have performed it earnestly and cheerfully. It has also had the
effect of bringing more of the sisters into closer touch with each
other, and has aroused greater activity in all of the Church mat-
ters, uniting the sisters together, as perhaps they were never so
To the Lord first should praise be given, for the inspiration
to his handmaiden. Sister Edna L. Smith, who began this char-
itable work, and to Sister Ida, secondly, for her diligent labor
among the Societies, is due the main credit for the present splen-
did condition of the Relief Societies in the British Mission. The
mission itself and all the members thereof have been benefited by
this work, more even than we can at present understand.
Sister Ida's influence among the sisters, and other members
of the Church, as well as among the elders and all others with
whom she has mingled and labored, has been truly remarkable.
She has been filled with real missionary zeal, and has kept up a
voluminous correspondence with the fifty Relief Society organiza-
tions in the British Mission itself, and with the thirteen confer-
ence presidents of the mission, scattered throughout Europe. She
has preached the Gospel to every one with whom she has come
in contact â€” shop people, when buying in the stores ; school teach-
ers and music teachers with whom her children have studied ;
physicians, whose professional services were required from time to
time at mission headquarters ; prominent and famous English
women of the war zones ; ministers and other church workers
whom she has met ; fellow passengers on the trains ; widows, and
orphans, whom she has sought out and administered to them tem-
poral and physical comfort, made possible by the E. L. S. Fund.
Hundreds of the poor and almost destitute children from the slums
have had the Gospel preached to them in the most tactful and
sympathetic manner by this lovely daughter of Zion. She has
borne testimony to the appearance of the Savior, to the Prophet
Joseph Smith, and to the Church established in this latter day by
the Prophet Joseph. She has been treated most kindly and cour-
teously, and has won the confidence and professed friendship of
all who have listened to her, and none have refused to listen. The
546 RELIEF SOCIETY MAGAZINE.
altitude of some has been rather doubtful at first, but invariably
such people have expressed pleasure in coming to a better under-
standing of the Latter-day Saints, as a result of these conversa-
tions. Naturally, Sister Smith is humbly and truly grateful to the
Lord, and gives Him the credit and praise for her countless bless-
ings enjoyed during her mission. Her husband and she have
sowed and watered, and the Lord will give the increase.
We congratulate all of our sisters in the British Mission on
the splendid work Sister Smith has done, and we honor and ap-
preciate her as the leader and organizer of that work. She is
most welcome to Zion. Wherever her feet may turn, may the
flowers of peace and love spring about her path, as they always
have, during her past life.
A SURE DEFENSE.
Prayer and Love.
Husband, father, worn with cares,
'Mid this busy, rushing life.
Never miss the daily prayers â€”
Sure defense through all the strife.
Round your wife still place your arm.
Keep that delicate, pure charm
Which to love gave sweetest zest
When you were so young and blest.
Wife and mother, when your heart
Trembles 'neath the weights that form,
True to womanhood, your part
Is to quell the rising storm.
When your calm, sweet voice is heard.
Let it be with loving word.
Helpful, patient, full of cheer.
Prayer and love can conquer fear.
L. LuLA Greene RicHARns.
Notes from our Secretary Afield.
By Amy Brown Lyman.
It was a credit to the Relief Society to have three of its
Board members, who were accompanied by two daughters of
President Joseph F. Smith, in attendance at the Home Economics
Convention at Ithaca, New York. In addition to going to Ithaca,
the Board members were also appointed to visit branches of the
Relief Society in the Eastern, Northern, Central and Western
States Missions. The party consisted of Emma Empey, Janette
A. Hyde and the writer, members of the General Board, and the
Misses Emily and Edith Smith.
From Ithaca we went directly to New York City where we
received a hearty welcome from President and Mrs. Monson of
the Eastern States Mission, and Miss Margaret Edward who is in
charge of the Relief Society work there. After securing comfort-
able rooms near Mission headquarters, arrangements were made
for holding meetings in the following branches : New York,
BRIDGE ACROSS STREAM IN WATKINS GLEN
Mrs. Lyman Mrs. Empey Emily Smith Edith Smith Mrs. Hyde
548 RELIEF SOCIETY MAGAZINE.
T<rooklyn, Baltimore. Philadelphia, New Haven, Conn. ; Lynn,
Mass. ; and Toronto, Canada.
Mrs. Bertha Eccles Wright is President of the New York
Society, and Mrs. Isabel Wingrave, of the Brooklyn Branch.
Mrs. Eccles Wright presided at the Union meeting of these
branches. There were present, in afldition to the Relief Society
officers and members, President Monson, Secretary John I. Davis
and the visiting sisters from Salt Lake City â€” twenty-two in all.
At the officers' meeting both Societies were reported, but at the
regular meeting the entire time was given to President Monson
and the visiting sisters from Salt Lake City.
Both the New York and Brooklyn Branches are holding
weekly) meetings, and are following, as nearly as possible, the
lessons as outlined by the General Board, particular interest being
manifested in the genealogical lessons and the studies on the
Women of the Bible.
On account of the scattered condition of the members of
these large cities, it is impossible to make a feature of the teach-
ers' work ; the officers, however, manage to keep in close, per-
sonal touch with all the members of the Society.
One very interesting item reported, was that the sisters are
working on a carpet to be used in the new Church that is to be
built in Brooklyn.
The little hall where the Latter-day Saints hold service in
Baltimore is located just across the street from the Johns Hopkins
Hospital, and is very comfortably furnished. The meeting was a
combination of Sunday School and Relief Society with forty-two
in attendance. Elder Elihu Call presided and after the Sacra-
mental Service, which included a short talk by a very bright Sun-
day School girl of twelve years, the remainder of the time was
occupied by the visitors of the General Board. The Sabbath day
was very ]>eaceful, and a spirit of love, union and good fellowship
prevaded the assembly so that in spite of the intense heat, the
interest and attention. were exceptionally good.
Miss Louie O. Thomas, a very capable and charming young
lady missionary from Lehi, Utah, presided at the officers' meet-
ing. She has for some time acted as president of the Baltimore
branch. Associated with Miss Thomas were the Misses Irene
Case and Ella Gibbs, also from Utah. Miss Thomas reported,
and it was also very evident that the Baltimore Society is in good
condition, the officers and members all showing deep devotion
and active interest in the work. Weekly meetings are held and
the prescribed outlines followed in the \v?dn. While in Baltimore
we visited the great Catholic Cathedral which is especially noted
because it is here that Cardinal Gibbons has held service for so
many years. He still conducts the services occasionally.
At Philadelphia our meeting was held in the Latter-day Saints
NOTES FROM OUR SECRETARY AFIELD. 549
hall and was well attended, there being in all thirty-four present,
including-, besides officers and members, several elders and some
investigators. There was a beautiful spirit manifested in the
meeting at the close of which we shook hands with all present
and had a very interesting informal hour. Miss Edward who
came from New York to be in attendance was the presiding of-
ficer. Miss Lena Schmidt of Philadelphia is the local president
of the branch.
We visited Independence hall, the Betsey Ross home where
the first American flag was made by Mrs. Ross, and the Old City
Cemetery where Franklin lies buried beneath a large stone slab.
His grave is very modest and plain, similar to that of President
Brigham Young. We also visited the Old Christ Church and sat
in the pew which was used by the Washingtons during their resi-
dence in Philadelphia and where Lafayette sat on his occasional
While the other members of the party were at Brooklyn and
Philadelphia, Sister Empey went alone to New Haven. She was
met at the station by Elder Lawrence Sloan, son of Thomas and
Edna Wells Sloan of Salt Lake City, and was taken to luncheon
at the home of Mrs. Carrie Deleware, President of the Relief
Society. At the meeting, Sister Empey found two missionary
girls. Miss Phelps from Arizona and Miss Norina Moyes of Salt
Lake City. The President reported that the New Haven Relief
Society, recently organized, had made only a beginning, and she
rejoiced exceedingly in the fact that they were the recipients so
soon of a visit from a member of the General Board. Her