Lorenzo Snow, Aug 22, 1901; Thursday

-- Aug 22, 1901; Thursday
President [Lorenzo] Snow presided at the Council meeting in the Temple. ...

President Snow said, It seems to me that the quorums of the Priesthood will have to receive attention, the actual work that is being done appears to be in the direction of the Mutual Improvements, but the quorums are not doing much. ... (1)


-- Aug 22, 1901
Uniform method in sustaining Church authorities-- Salt Lake City.

This letter sought uniformity throughout the L.D.S. Church on procedures in voting to sustain general authorities and other church officials in both general and Stake conferences.

Salt Lake City, Utah, August 22nd, 1901.

Prest. Angus M. Cannon and Counselors,

DEAR BRETHREN:

It having come to our notice that different methods obtain in different stakes of presenting and voting upon the general authorities of the Church; and deeming it proper that uniformity be established in doing this we concluded to recommend to each Stake Presidency that the general authorities of the church be presented and voted upon at each stake conference in the same way that they are presented and voted upon at our general conferences.

Your Brethren, LORENZO SNOW, JOSEPH F. SMITH. {1901-August 22-Circular letter, Church Historian's Library,} (2)


-- Aug 26, 1901
Your wife Christine wrote to us recently representing herself to be in needy circumstance, and asking us to use our good offices to induce you to help her children. We wrote her in answer to this that on a previous occasion (about two years ago) she wrote a similar letter, and that you were communicated with respecting it, and that you answered in effect that inasmuch as it was a domestic affair it appeared only right and proper that she should address you direct regarding it. In reply to this letter Sister Christine has written again, from which we are sorry to learn that she failed to be informed of the contents of your letter referred to; and from her last letter we quote as follows: "Your letter reveals something which was unknown to me before, or, believe me, I should not have permitted Brother Booth to intrude my affairs upon your notice again. After I had sought your advice and aid two years ago, I was made acquainted with the decision of the Council of the Presidency and the step taken, but no further information ever reached me-whether a reply was received and what position Mr. Young assumed in the matter I never learned until today through your letter. Through an aversion of again broaching the subject I let the matter drop until recurring illness this summer again barred my way and left me apparently no place to which to turn except the only authority on earth that has influence in this matter. In reply to the spirit of Mr. Young's attitude I wish to submit this statement: Mr. Young was fully aware at all times of my condition that I had neither home nor means, no parents, no relatives who were in a position to help me, he knew fully that there was nothing to keep me and his two children from want all these twelve years except the effort of my hands, and that my health was such as to make that effort a severe trial he too was mad acquainted with through letters from the children. I assume that in the heart of every intelligent human being who seeks to do right, conscience has written a code of ethics that supplements the written letter of the law in governing the conduct of man and woman toward one another. I feel strongly that no man with a vestige of chivalry in his soul would humiliate a woman so as to force her to ask a favor of him that what in all human justice she has a right to claim as her due-the least reparation man can make for a life's happiness destroyed. That Mr. Young should desire me to write personally such requests or wish to read letters which at best would be painful reminders had never occurred to me, and when remittances ceased, I took it as conclusive that he either had not the means to meet his obligations or that he repudiated them. Hence the course of my conduct." We sympathize with Sister Young in the embarrassing position in which she is placed, and agree with her that she should not be required to ask for the assistance you may be able to render and which you should render her; and we trust therefore you will see your way clear to aid her, and that you will have the disposition to help her without further importuning on her part. We appreciate the fact that this is a delicate subject, and that you may feel sensitive about it, but there appears at present to be no other recourse for Sister Christine, and this must be our apology for writing you regarding it. (3)

Endnotes:
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)
3 - Lorenzo Snow and Joseph F. Smith, Letter to John W. Young

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Lorenzo Snow, Thursday, Aug 22, 1901

-- Thursday, Aug 22, 1901
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

At 10:30 a.m. Myself, George Teasdale, John W. Taylor, Matthias F. Cowley, Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot met in Council at the Temple.

President Lorenzo Snow said he felt the Apostles should be more active in the field in preaching the Gospel among the nations of the World. (1)


[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Salt Lake City. Clear and warm. 11 a.m. Meeting at the temple. Present: Presidents Lorenzo Snow and Jos. F. Smith, and Apostles Smith, Teasdale, Taylor, Lund, Cowley, Clawson, and Smoot, and Geo. F. Gibbs, clerk. Song, "Praise to the Man." Apostle Lund was mouth in prayer, and Apostle Taylor in the circle. Song, "Do What Is Right."

Stake conference appointments: Millard, Apostles Taylor and Smoot; Box Eider, Apostle Cowley; Uintah, Apostle Clawson; Hyrum, Apostle Smith. It was decided by unanimous vote that the quarterly conferences of the Salt Lake Stake should hereafter be held on Sunday only with three sessions: morning, afternoon, and evening. The necessity for this action has been many times made apparent by the small attendance at the Saturday's sessions of the conference.

Pres. Jos. F. Smith reported his recent visit to Star Valley Stake, where he attended conference. He enjoyed the visit.

At this point Pres. Snow made remarks and said in substance that he doubted whether we were justified in keeping the Twelve Apostles and Seven Presidents of Seventies at home as much as we do. Their special calling is to preach the gospel to the nations, and he felt that a great work must be accomplished in this regard before the coming of the Savior. The president of the Twelve should think about this matter, should pray about it, that his mind might be broadened to comprehend what is needed. It is a matter worthy of thought and consideration. Referring to the 130 quorums of seventies, remarked that he didn't know how far we are justified in waiting for the young men of the Mutual Improvement Associations to be instructed and qualified to do this work, and leaving the members of the quorums inactive.

Apostle Taylor said that he had thought of this matter many times and felt as President Snow had expressed himself. Was willing and anxious to go to the nations and preach the gospel. He held himself in readiness for a call of this kind and believed all the brethren of the quorum felt the same and would not look upon it as a burden or hardship.

Apostle Smoot reported the organization of Parley's Park Ward with Angus J. Cannon as bishop and Park City Ward with Frederick Rasband as bishop. Apostle Smoot suggested that a letter of encouragement and blessing be written to ex-president Abram Hatch in view of the fact that he is feeling humble and reconciled to the recent changes in the Wasatch Stake and is supporting the priesthood there. Recommendation adopted.

Song, "Glory to God on High." Benediction by Apostle Cowley, who prayed that the Lord would inspire President Snow to direct the labors of the Twelve Apostles and to say when and where they should go and when they should return. (2)

Endnotes:
1 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith
2 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson

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Lorenzo Snow, Aug 19, 1901; Monday

-- Aug 19, 1901; Monday
Brother George Gibbs went to Saltair today and took President [Lorenzo] Snow's mail to him. The weather changed today and became quite cool so President Snow came home this evening. (1)


-- Aug 19, 1901
Brother George Gibbs went to Saltair today and took President [Lorenzo] Snow's mail to him. The weather changed today and became quite cool so President Snow came home this evening. The following question has recently been asked us by one of our Stake Presidencies: How strict shall we be with young men who wish to go to the temple who have united themselves with secret orders? That our views might be known and acted upon by Presidents of Stakes generally, we send you herewith a copy of the same, as follows: The counsel of the First Presidency in all such cases has been against our brethren joining secret organizations, and where any of them have already done so their counsel to them is to withdraw themselves from such organizations as soon as circumstances permit and wisdom dictate. It is true that many of our people have been led to join some of these societies on the ground that their aims and objects are purely charitable and social in their character, and besides, inducements are held out of procuring life insurance at greatly reduced rates. But however worthy their aims and objects may be, this fact remains: They are outside the pale of the church and kingdom of God, and brethren in allying themselves with them divide their allegiance with organizations that are man-made, and which have not been devised of the Lord for the building up of Zion; and in doing this they render themselves liable to have their feelings alienated, in whole or in part, from the church which requires their all. We may say on this point, that it is the testimony of brethren who have joined organizations of this character and severed their connections with them, that their tendency is to draw away from the church; and it may be said and expected, without question, if the lines were sharply drawn between Mormon and non-Mormon, that all such organizations would be found in the ranks of our enemies, on the principle set forth in the saying of our Savior, "Those who are not for us are against us." We understand that plausible excuses are given for joining these organizations which amount to certain financial disadvantages which it is expected our brethren will obtain either for themselves during their lifetime or for their families, at their death. Like excuses might reasonably be given by brethren who have run after the things of the world in the hope of accumulating wealth and who, by doing so, have as a general thing made shipwreck of their faith. While we cannot consent to aught calculated to bring division and consequent weakness to the church, at the same time we have no desire whatever to deal harshly with brethren who have been led to become members of lodges or secret societies; but to all such who have faith enough to receive our advice, we would say, shape your affairs so you can withdraw from them, and never be found again associating yourselves with any organization which has not been instituted of the Lord for the building up of His Zion in the earth, and to all brethren who manifest a desire to receive this advice we would give temple recommends, also permit them to join prayer circles if found otherwise worthy. In addition to the above we feel to direct your attention to the importance of the young men under your jurisdiction receiving proper instruction on this subject before they join secret societies; and we would suggest, instead of making this a subject for public discourse, that it be talked of at priesthood and quorum meetings. (2)

Endnotes:
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - Journal History; First Presidency, Letter to Angus M. Cannon and Counselors

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Lorenzo Snow, Aug 14, 1901; Wednesday

-- Aug 14, 1901; Wednesday
President [Lorenzo] Snow in response to an invitation of Captain Critchlow, attended the meeting of the Philippine Army reunion last night. He had been invited to offer the invocation, or appoint a person in his stead and had asked Elder John Henry Smith to respond. Soon after the opening exercises President Snow left the Tabernacle and went to the theatre. (1)


-- Thursday, Aug 15, 1901
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Salt Lake City. Cloudy and mild, with showers during day. 11 a.m. Meeting at the temple. Present: Presidents Lorenzo Snow and J. F. Smith, and Apostles Jno. H. Smith, Geo. Teasdale, Anthon H. Lund, Matthias F. Cowley, Rudger Clawson, Reed Smoot, and Geo. F. Gibbs, clerk. Song, "Glory to God on High." Apostle Teasdale was mouth in prayer, and Apostle Cowley in the circle. Song, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."

Conference appointments: Star Valley, Pres. J. F. Smith; Nebo, Geo. Teasdale; Granite, Jno. H. Smith. Appointment for Aug. 25 and 26, Rudger Clawson to Uintah, and for Sep. 4th and 5th, Panguitch, Reed Smoot, and Union Stake, Rudger Clawson.

The clerk read a letter from Apostle Lyman addressed to Apostle Clawson. The principle topic treated in the letter was the necessity for the new record recently adopted by the church for the European missions, and the suggestion of Apostle Lyman that 18 records be sent him at the expense of the church was approved. Apostle Clawson was instructed to attend to the matter.

Apostle Smoot reported the organization of Palmyra Ward, Nebo Stake, with Albert T. Money, bishop, and Thos. Halverson, 1st counselor. He said that while at Palmyra a heavy earthquake shock was experienced.

Apostle Clawson reported the ordaining by himself of four bishops at Oakley, Cassia Stake, during the conference last Sat. and Sunday, as follows: Hector C. Haight, bishop of Oakley 1st Ward; Rosel H. Hunter, bishop of Oakley 2nd Ward; Elam W. McBride, bishop of Oakley 3rd Ward; Adam S. Sagers, bishop of Basin Ward.

Apostle Smoot reported a recent visit to Moab W[ar]d when his attention was called to the condition of the Mons Petersen ranch, which is in bad shape and being neglected. The status of the case is this: the church advanced $4000 to save Brother Petersen, to save him from being sold out, the ranch to stand as security for the money, and Brother Petersen to pay it back within a reasonable time. This he has not done. It was decided, or rather the Presidency had given him until the end of the present year to settle, when, if it is not done, the property will be taken possession of by the trustee-in-trust.

Apostle Cowley reported his visit to Wasatch Stake Conference. Stake President [William H.] Smart is doing well, and the saints are pretty well united. Said that Brother Abram Hatch acknowledged the hand of the Lord in the change recently effected in that stake. Benediction by Apostle Jno. H. Smith. (2)

Endnotes:
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson

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Lorenzo Snow, Thursday, Aug 8, 1901

-- Thursday, Aug 8, 1901
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Salt Lake City. Clear and hot; heavy thunder and lightning during the night, but no rain. 11 a.m. Meeting at the temple. Present: Presidents Lorenzo Snow and Jos. F. Smith, and Apostles B. Young, Jno. H. Smith, Geo. Teasdale, Matthias F. Cowley, Rudger Clawson, and Reed Smoot, and G. F. Gibbs, clerk. Song, "Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah." Apostle Clawson was mouth in prayer, and Apostle Brigham Young in the circle.

Apostle Young reported the visit of himself and Rudger Clawson to the Fremont Stake, where conference was held. While there, he went over into the Teton Basin, he said, and upon investigation found the saints in a neglected condition. Considerable looseness existed among the young, and the drinking of liquor was freely indulged in at the parties given from time to time. Recommended that Elder Jos. W. McMurrin, with a companion, be sent there to labor among the people until Sept. 8th, when a district conference will be held. There are about 1200 people in Teton and Jackson's Hole. Rather a small number, he thought, for a stake organization, but some kind of an organization should be effected, as the Fremont Stake authorities cannot give them the attention that is so much needed at the present time. Pres. Snow felt that someone with higher authority than that held by the Seven Presidents should be delegated to go there and set things in order, and, if need be, organize a stake in

the Teton Basin. Upon the suggestion of Pres. Snow, Pres. Smith was appointed to undertake this duty.

Pres. Jos. F. Smith reported his attendance at the Summit Stake Conference. Enjoyed the spirit of the conference. While there, saw and talked with Brother W. W. Cluff, who was brooding over the recent changes in that stake. Wanted to know why he was released. The answer came that Summit was greatly in need of a change--and this was shown in part by the fact that a bishop [Samuel F. Atwood] of one of the wards [Kamas], who professed disbelief in the visitation of the Father and Son to the Prophet Jos. Smith, was retained in office some 20 years. Bro. Cluff seemed not to be satisfied with the turn affairs had taken and manifested a fault-finding spirit.

Conference appointments: Wasatch, Apostle Cowley; Bingham, Apostle Teasdale; South San Pete, Apostle Lund; Cassia, Apostle Clawson. The clerk read an interesting letter from Apostle Lyman from Frankfurt-on-the-Main, Germany, in which he gave an account of his labors with the elders and in the public meetings.

Apostle Teasdale submitted the case of a brother who had killed a fellow-being in a spirit of (as he said) self-defense. He was sent to prison for six years, but, after a year's confinement, received a pardon. In a repentant frame of mind he now desired rebaptism in the church. The matter was referred to the high council of the stake in which he lived for action.

The clerk read a letter from Reuben G. Miller, president of the Emery Stake, who gave some good reasons why changes should be made in the bishopric of the following wards: Castle Gate, Wellington, Huntington, Castle Dale, Molen, and Emery, also in Desert Lake Branch of Cleveland Ward. Recommended that the high council be dissolved and a reorganization effected. The letter was referred to Apostles Clawson and Smoot, who were appointed to attend to this business at a recent meeting.

The clerk read a letter from Apostle Heber J. Grant dated at Vancouver, July 29, in which he said that they were about to sail for Japan. He and his companions together with some California elders had held an open-air meeting in Portland, which was his first experience in open-air preaching. They enjoyed a good flow of the Spirit. The letter left them in good health. Benediction by Apostle Reed Smoot. (1)


-- Aug 13, 1901; Tuesday
A cable was received at the President's office by President [Lorenzo] Snow this morning from Heber J. Grant dated near midnight of last night, stating that he and companions had just arrived at Yokohama [Japan].

Mr. D. H. Loux of the Chicago [Illinois] Chronicle called and had a talk with President Snow. He was presented with a copy of President Snow's biography. (2)

Endnotes:
1 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson
2 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes

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Lorenzo Snow, Jul 26, 1901; Friday

-- Jul 26, 1901; Friday
President Lewis W. Shurtliff and a couple of brethren from Ogden [Utah] had an interview with President Lorenzo Snow today. They urged that the Utah Light and Power Co[mpany]., build their contemplated dam as it would be a benefit to the farmers of Weber county [Utah]. (1)


-- During July, 1901
Woman's Auxiliary organizations' building-- This was the projection of the Woman's Auxiliary organizations combined office building which was later built on north Main Street in Salt Lake City across the street east of the Salt Lake Temple. When built it served the auxiliaries named for over half a century.

WOMAN'S BUILDING

Feeling the necessity of a Central Woman's Building, the Relief Society, Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association and Primary Association have joined forces for the purposes of erecting one in Salt Lake City.

We commend the undertaking and have contributed a valuable building site opposite the Temple, valued at $18,000.

LORENZO SNOW, JOSEPH F. SMITH. {1901-July-Woman's Exponent, July, 1901, p. 12.} (2)


-- Aug 1, 1901; Thursday
The Council of the Presidency and Apostles was held in the Temple today, President Joseph F. Smith presiding in the absence of President Lorenzo Snow. ...

A letter from Elder John W. Taylor, dated Magrath [Canada] 23rd ult. was read. He stated that the crops of that region of country never looked so promising before. Mr. Haultain, President of the Northwest Council and Mr. Siftner, Minister of Public works, both from Regina, came to see him and during the conversation he laid before them the necessity of establishing in the district in which our settlements are situated, local option, by which measure our people will be able to prevent the coming in of saloons, one of which has already made its appearance among the Saints. Elder Taylor also asked these gentlemen to use their influence in Government circles by way of offering the usual inducements to railroad companies to extend its line to Cardston, Leavitt, Mountain View, and Caldwell. They promised cheerfully to comply with these requests. Elder Taylor also stated that two artesian wells are to be driven by the government, one at Stirling and one at Magrath. He also states that Brother Jesse Knight has closed a deal with the railroad company to erect a sugar factory between Magrath and Stirling within two years from date, and has secured an option for twelve years on all the available land for settlement between these two points. Brother Taylor concluded his letter with the information that he had met with an accident and had broken one or two ribs, but was now convalescent at his brother Hyrum's home. (1)

Endnotes:
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)

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Lorenzo Snow, Thursday, Jul 18, 1901

-- Thursday, Jul 18, 1901
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Salt Lake City. Clear and hot; during the day 102 degrees. 11 a.m. Meeting at the temple. Present: Presidents Lorenzo Snow and Jos. F. Smith, and Apostles Brigham Young, Geo. Teasdale, Heber J. Grant, Anthon H. Lund, Rudger Clawson, Reed Smoot, and G. F. Gibbs, clerk. Apostle Grant was mouth in prayer, and Apostle Smoot in the circle. Song, "Zion Stands with Hills Surrounded."

Apostle Lund was appointed to settle a water difficulty that had arisen at White River. Several interesting letters from Apostle Lyman, dated at Liverpool, [were] read by the clerk. Said that so far as he had investigated, he found the affairs of the British Mission in fairly good shape. His predecessor, Elder Platte D. Lyman, had given a strong administration. Spoke of his contemplated visit to the Swiss, German, and other missions.

Pres. C. O. Card of the Alberta Stake recommended by letter the appointment of Jas. P. Lowe and Henry E. Winder to take missions. The clerk read a letter from Sterling Williams, endorsed by the presidency of the Alberta Stake, in which he strongly recommended that missionaries be called from Canada to attend Canadian institutions of learning and prepare themselves to teach in the district schools of the Alberta Stake, as the Latter-day Saints have no teachers of their faith in said schools--sixteen in number. Recommendation adopted provided young men of proper talent and financial strength could be found.

A letter from Pres. [Collins R.] Hakes of Maricopa Stake was read. He desired permission to sell the church property--or farm--in Mesa for better property by paying a premium of $900. He thought he could raise the $900 without calling upon the church. Granted, if the church would be put to no expense.

Stake conference appointments: Weber, Geo. Teasdale; Juab, Rudger Clawson. Apostle Lund was appointed to dedicate the new meeting house at Syracuse, Sunday, July 20th.

Thos. E. Bassett, stake counselor in the Fremont Stake, representing the presidency of the Fremont Stake, recommended the organization of a ward at St. Anthony with Wm. H. Carbine as bishop. Recommendation adopted. An interesting report was received from Elder Jno. McQuarrie, president of the Eastern States Mission.

Apostle Grant was authorized to take what tracts he needed for the Japan Mission. He said that he and companions expected to leave on July 24th, 1901.

Apostle Clawson reported his recent visit to the Emery Stake and urged the necessity of dividing the stake, as the distances to be traveled by the stake presidency and other stake authorities was unnecessarily great. As a result of this condition the saints were not receiving that attention so much needed at all times. He recommended and moved that the Emery Stake be divided on county lines and that the Scofield and Mud Creek Wards of the Utah Stake be added to what would now be the Carbon Stake, giving to the Emery Stake a church population of 4081, and to the Carbon Stake, 2000. The motion was seconded and carried by unanimous vote, and Apostles Clawson and Smoot were authorized to make the division. They were also authorized to reorganize the bishoprics of the following wards: Wellington, Huntington, Castle Gate, Castle Dale, and presiding elder in Desert Lake. Also, to make some changes in the high council.

Apostle Smoot moved that Palmyra and Knightsville of Utah Stake be organized into wards. Carried.

Apostle Grant reported that himself and Apostle Clawson, the committee on the division of the present Salt Lake Stake, were heartily in favor of said division, Main Street to be the dividing line, and the Tabernacle Square to be kept independent. Action was deferred for the present, and Apostle Lund was appointed to succeed Apostle Grant on the committee, in view of the latter's early departure for Japan.

Apostle Smoot reported that Apostle Teasdale and himself had effected the division of American Fork into four wards, with Chas. G. Petersen [Patterson], bishop of the First Ward; Jos. H. Storrs, bishop of Second Ward; Jno. R. Hindley, bishop of Third Ward; Warren B. Smith, bishop of Fourth Ward. Apostle Smoot also reported that he had installed Wm. Waters, bishop of Bingham Ward.

In order to bring about a uniformity of action, it was decided that the authorities should be presented and sustained at each quarterly conference, and that the general authorities be named individually, and not in bulk as is the custom in many stakes. Apostle Brigham Young reported his visit to the Benson Stake recently, at which time he fixed the headquarters of stake at Lewiston, in conformity with the decision of the council. He said there had been a strong influence in the stake used to bring headquarters to Richmond. Benediction by Apostle Brigham Young.

4 p.m. Gathering of the First Presidency and Twelve and wives, the missionaries to Japan and wives, and others, numbering in all some forty souls at my home, 49 Canyon Road. It was an extremely hot day, but we had a pleasant and sociable time. The company sat down to dinner at 5 p.m., after which the following program was carried out.

Remarks of welcome, R. Clawson. I said we were very happy to have President Snow with us and we felt that whenever the prophet of God came into our home it brought a blessing to us. I also expressed the pleasure it gave us to have the apostles and wives and missionaries and wives come in and visit with us and bid them all welcome.

Poem, addressed to Lydia S. Clawson and written in the Utah penitentiary by Pres. L. Snow. (The poem was read by Thos. Hull.)

Remarks, Pres. Lorenzo Snow. Topics. He thanked Brother Clawson for opportunity he had enjoyed. Said that the happiness we enjoy is in the Spirit of the Lord. We were born in the other life, were born children to the Lord there. In the contemplation of what we shall be in the spirit world, we should be very happy. We should be careful to do right that our consciences may not trouble us. He felt to say "God bless you all."

Remarks, Heber J. Grant. Endorsed the remarks made by Pres. Snow. Felt it a great blessing to mingle with the prophet and apostles and the brethren and sisters. Rejoiced in the privilege of going out to preach the gospel.

Remarks, Brigham Young. Topics. Was pleased with the remarks of Pres. Snow. These gatherings do good. Always felt benefited in associating with the brethren and sisters. Thus ended (to us) a very profitable and pleasant affair. (1)


-- Monday Jul 22, 1901
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

President Lorenzo Snow telegraphed Prest. Albert R. Smith to sell the Zapato Ranch if he could get $6,500.00 for it and that he would pay all delinquent Taxes. (2)

Endnotes:
1 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson
2 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith

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