LDS History, 1884, May

-- During 1884, May
[John Taylor] Dedicates the Logan Utah Temple. (1)

-- Oct 25, 1884
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Convicted for polygamy and unlawful cohabitation. (2)

-- Nov 3, 1884
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Sentenced by Judge Charles S. Zane to four years imprisonment at Utah Territorial Penitentiary and fined $800; taken to prison by Marshal Edwin Ireland. (2)

-- 1884
Church Membership at end of year: 158,242
New Converts : 6,649
Percent Change from previous year: 4.39% (3)

-- During 1884-85 December-January
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Tours Switzerland and Italy, visiting mission leaders and dealing with problems in Switzerland. (4)

-- During 1884
John W. Taylor is ordained an apostle and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (5)

[Utah] David King Udall, the Mormon bishop in St. Johns, Arizona, was indicted on charges of unlawful cohabitation. He was never convicted, because his second wife lived in another town, and prosecutors could not locate her to compel testimony against him. (6)

-- 1885 Summer
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Divorced by first wife, Florence Ann Dinwoodey. (2)

-- Feb 1, 1885
After delivering his last speech in the Tabernacle, John Taylor went into hiding because of antipolygamy movement. (7)

President John Taylor goes underground to avoid being arrested and tried for plural marriage. (5)

-- Feb 3, 1885
Idaho test oath prohibited Mormons from voting. (7)

-- Apr 1, 1885
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Returns to Salt Lake City. (4)

-- Jul 2, 1885
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Arrested for illegal cohabitation but is discharged. (4)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993
3 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
4 - White, Jean Bickmore, Church, State, and Politics, p.xviii, A John Henry Smith Chronology
5 - Wikipedia, 19th Century (Mormonism),
6 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology