-- Feb 10, 1890
Telegraph from Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon: "Do not see that my presence will help settle the difference. Therefore unless you decide otherwise will not return. Please telegraph [Alexander]
Badlam your decision. Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon."
John T. Caine reports Washington [D.C.] conditions.
Wilford Woodruff telegram to Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon: "If you think your presence not need will not ugre you to come. Please notify Maude as we know neither address nor cipher."
Between 5 & 6 the following met with the Presidency: Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, John W. Taylor, F[rancis]. Armstrong, B[righam] Y[oung] Hampton, when talk of the policy to observe should the liberals carry the election. Shall we contest or concede it? Later Elders Lorenzo Snow, John W. Young, Abra[ha]m H. Cannon, Heber J. Grant & Franklin S. Richards came in. The decision was that if the majority was small say 600, the fraud should be denounced vigorously, but if the majority was very large, not fight the result beyond making a showing of the frauds perpetrated.
The official count showed that all the Liberal ticket was elected. Geo[rge] M. Scott, mayor, obtaining the greatest majority 808. ...
The question of getting an anti-polygamy resolution adopted by the Legislature of the same kind as that adopted by the last legislature, was considered and the decision was that if the members of that body wished to adopt such a resolution there would be no objection.
Meditating & conversing upon the chances & improbabilities of the People s Party winning Election since Gov[ernmen]t, Gov[ernor s]. Commission, Judges of Courts, Registrars, Judges of Election 2/3 of the have struck of indefinitely all they pleased from the lists & added as many as they please fraudulently at home & all along the line of R. G. Wester & can therefore do as they will in the matter ... Reported freely that Liberals have it by figures vary from 400 to 800 majority. (1)
-- Apr 7, 1890
10 am meeting 13th Ward-Wilford Woodruff, Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon, Lorenzo Snow, Franklin D. Richards, Moses Thatcher, Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, Heber J. Grant, John W. Taylor, M[arriner] W[ood]. Merrill, A[nthon] H. Lund, Abra[ha]m H. Cannon, John W. Young, Patriarch John Smith, seven presidents of the Seventy, presiding bishop s office, Maeser & representatives from 27 stakes. by permission Elder A[rthur]. Stayner presented the sugar interests; sing; pray; speakers: Wilford Woodruff & Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon, Franklin D. Richards, Moses Thatcher, A[rthur] Stayner-sugar industry, order of children, diversified industries, tithing. 2 pm First Presidency with Jacob Gates, S[amuel] B Young, J[ohn] Morgan, B. H. Roberts, George Reynolds on the matter of the remuneration of the first seven presidents for the time they were actively engaged in the duties ... almost if not all their time. (2)
1 - First Presidency Office Journal; Franklin D. Richards, Diary
2 - First Presidency Office Journal
LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow
Mormon History Timeline: the life of Lorenzo Snow
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