-- Tuesday, Apr 11, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
President Lorenzo Snow instructed Bp. Win. B. Preston and myself to adjust some M. C. & A. Co. affairs with Manager A. W. Ivins. We met and agreed that the Company's money now in the hands of the manager should be held to meet payments soon due on the Oxaca purchase.
We also decided to allow to the Church school $2,000.00 dollars U.S. money, commencing on September 1 st, to be collected from old accounts due the company and from other exchanges of the company's property. We also decided to pay our Manager $1,000.00 in U.S. coin as salary for looking after the Co. business. (1)
-- Apr 11, 1899; Tuesday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow, [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith were at the Office, where they were called upon by Elders Thomas E. Ricks and William F. Rigby, of the Presidency of Fremont [Idaho] Stake, who informed President Snow that the people of that Stake were about to take steps to erect a building to be used as an academy and for other Stake purposes. The President sanctioned the undertaking, provided that no hardships were worked upon the people, and that the Church
should not be called upon to render any assistance. ... (2)
-- Apr 12, 1899; Wednesday
Elder [B. H.] Roberts also reported that during the week he had called upon President Lorenzo Snow, and had an interview with him concerning his work for the future, and had stated to the President that he would not need to draw the allowance now being made to him by the Church. He submitted to the President the question of being relieved somewhat from so many appointments, and the President had stated that, on account of his political duties, Elder Roberts might be excused from religious appointments whenever he found it necessary, and that he might make this statement to the First Council of Seventies. Brother Roberts also stated that he would be relieved as Editor of the Era after the issue of the June number. (3)
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow, [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith were at the office. Among the callers of the day was Elder B. H. Roberts, who conversed with President Snow upon the prospect of his getting his seat in Congress. The President remarked during the conversation that it was not clear to him whether Brother Roberts would or would not secure his seat, but it was clear to him that the purpose of the Lord would be accomplished through his trying to get it. ... (2)
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 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
3 - Excerpt from the Minutes of the First Council of the Seventy, April 19, 1899
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