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cities, that they are uncomfortably warm. So the hot days of July and August are made endurable by thoughts of the delightful evening ahead, and, too, a glimpse of the surrounding snow-capped peaks is of itself refreshing.

One practical woman who sees the necessity for change, suggests pitching a tent in an orchard or some nearby canyon and living in it for a while. Then those who are employed in the city can go back and forth morning and evening.

But all people do not like camping out, especially where there are little children. To them comes the time-worn suggestion to simplify life as much as possible. How? By not worrying; by wearing simple clothing that is easily laundered; by living on fruits, cereals, nuts, eggs, milk, honey or other easily prepared foods; by shutting up rooms not really needed, and living as in a rented cottage by the sea shore. There we do with as little as possible; at home we have as much as possible; there we wear the simplest clothing and live out of doors.

One day when nearly exhausted with the heat, I entered the home of an acquaintance. It was so cool that

I involuntarily exclaimed aloud. She said that the secret of her cool house was learned from a woman who had lived in a very warm climate. There the heat was SO intense that the people had learned to throw all windows and doors wide open at night. They did their work in the cool hours, closing all windows, doors and blinds at sunrise, and were ready to rest in the heat of the day in the house which had been literally packed with cool, fresh air. But you must have fresh air; don't think anyone can thrive long without it.

An upper porch is a most excel

lent place to possess. One family of my acquaintance sleeps there the entire spring, summer and fall. And one girl who is not over strong, and who doesn't possess such a porch, sleeps on the lower onc. with the family watch dg on the floor by her cot. People with bronchial trouble or even tuberculosis are getting well with this outdoor tonic.

A number of girls who spend their days in offices, have planned together to get as much change as possible this summer. They can not spend much money and they have home ties. too. So they will try to get pleasure out of work both in the office and at home, and then twice a week they have an evening together. One time they take some sandwiches and fruit and go for a long buggyride, in the early evening; again with some of their mothers they take the longest trolly-ride into the country, and, returning, are ready for bed at ten o'clock; sometimes an evening is spent together in cool, loose clothing with pleasant conversation or an interesting story and lemonade; or if the house is in the suburbs they walk in the coo meadows and listen to the songs of the birds. And here let me say that the tired brain needs relaxation before sleep is attempted. The reading of light but good literature is excellent for this, and sleep may often be induced by drinking a glass of milk and eating a slice of bread and butter just before retiring.

And now a happy summer iɔ Võu all and "God bless us every one."

Better to seek in fields for health unbought

Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.

The wise for cure on exercise depend; God never made His work for man to mend. -Dryden.

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SERMON OF PRESIDENT JOSEPH F. SMITH

At conclusion of testimony bearing by the audience generally, Mutual Improvement Association Conference, Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City, Sunday, June 10, 1906.

We have borne our testimony, those who have spoken, of the divinity of the mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the righteousness of his calling and life. We have borne testimony of the lawful succession of Presidents Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow, to the divine calling and mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith. We have borne testimony to the honesty, virtue, faith, integrity, and uprightness of these men. And why have we made this a special matter? It is because these men have been the targets of all the enemies of the Church from the beginning. Christ was made a target by the Sadducees, the Pharisees and hypocrites of His day, and nothing in their thought or mind was too vile or abominable to say of Him. They were not satisfied with what they could say against Him, with all the malignity that they felt in their hearts, until they crucified Him. And in order that He might be crucified and they might satisfy their groundless hatred toward Him, who was without sin, who was perfect, who was sent of God to redeem the world, and who so loved the world that He would give His life for it, they cried out, "Let His blood be on us and on our children; release unto us Barabbas, the murderer, but crucify

Jesus." And Jesus, the sinless, the spotless in the world, while in the very agony of death, upon the cross, was so filled with sorrow for the wickedness of the people that put Him to death, that He cried out, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

This has been the wicked spirit that has followed and condemned without cause Joseph Smith and his successors to the present moment. It has never ceased; it will not cease while Satan reigns and wickedness prevails in the hearts of men. And so we bear testimony to the divinity of the mission of these men. We declare they were good men. We knew them. We have been intimate with them. We have seen them, heard them, and lived with them, and we know whereof we speak when we say they were as sinless and as pure men as ever graced the footstool of God, to the best of our knowledge or power to judge. And yet the world say they were wicked, away with them, let them be "crucified." let them be destroyed, and let the people that follow them be destroyed. They say this people are a disgrace to the nation, when the fact is there is no community in the earth, go where you will, that lives so near to the doctrine of Jesus Christ as do the Latter-day Saints; and they do it because they have received Christ's

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