Lorenzo Snow, Wednesday, Mar 1, 1899

-- Wednesday, Mar 1, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Rain, snow, and mud.

I was at the Office most of the day. I had a good talk with a number of leading men over the political situation. We have most of the Republicans ready to vote for Geo. Q. Cannon. I was at the meeting of the Y.M.M.I.A. board tonight. I went to the Theatre with President Lorenzo Snow. Susa's band played. (1)

-- Tuesday, Mar 7, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Presidents F. D. Richards, Rudger Clawson & Myself met with President Joseph F. Smith and talked over the condition of the Church financially. I had a nice talk with Prest. Lorenzo Snow about political matters. (1)

-- Mar 9, 1899
At 11:30 a.m. the First Presidency met with the Apostles in the Temple. Present: Presidents Lorenzo Snow, George Q. Cannon, Joseph F. Smith and Franklin D. Richards; Apostles Brigham Young [Jr.], Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, George Teasdale, Anthon H. Lund, Matthias F. Cowley, Abraham O[wen]. Woodruff and Rudger Clawson. A letter was read from President H. S. Gowans of Tooele [Utah] Stake, stating that a man named Edward W. Rodeback had committed adultery with two women, and had served a term in the penitentiary fee for his crime; that while there his wife got a divorce from him. He now wanted to know if he could retain his standing and not be cut off from the Church. Brother John Henry Smith moved that Rodeback be cut off from the Church, and his case left with the High Council to decide whether or not he should be permitted to regain his fellowship. Carried. ...

Some voluminous correspondence, recently received from Elder F[erdinand]. F. Hintze in Turkey, was referred to Apostle Anthon H. Lund, who stated the substance of it to be: That the Protestant sects were concentrating their efforts against our people in Aintab and Aleppo, by getting their employers to either discharge them or reduce their wages. Three hundred dollars had been appropriated to help these people purchase looms and be independent of employers, and Brother Hintze now asked for an additional two hundred dollars. He also reminded the Presidency that the hall rent for a year would be due in May.

President Snow asked Brother Lund if these people had received a testimony for themselves, so that they might be relied upon to remain in the Church if assistance were withheld. Brother Lund answered that he regarded them as children but believed that they were growing stronger. Brother Hintze also asked for fifteen missionaries, but Brother Lund thought that five would perhaps be sufficient. The traveling expenses of each missionary would be about $800.

Nothing was done in relation to missionaries, but on motion of President Cannon the two hundred dollars asked for by Brother Hintze was appropriated, to help the Armenian Saints to be self-supporting. This amount on motion of President Richards, was subsequently increased to $340, the increased appropriation to meet hall rent. Attended the evening session of the Legislature. Pres[iden]t. Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon received 23 votes for several ballotts. Those who saw Pres[iden]t. [Lorenzo] Snow and followed out his council by voting for Pres[iden]t. Cannon were: Heber Bennion, Horace Cummings, Abel J Evans, L[emuel]. H. Redd, B. H. Greenwood, Marinus Larsen, Jasper Robertson, John G. McQuarrie and M. W. Mansfield. Those who did not do as they should have done were W[illia]m D. O'Neal, A[braham]. O[wen]. Smoot, O[rson]. F. Whitney, Hardin Bennion. S. W. Stewart, John Fisher, R. K. Thomas, John E. Betts, I. K. Wright and John Parry. No U.S. Senator was elected. All regret very much that Utah is left with but one Senator. (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 - Journal History; Abraham Owen Woodruff, Diary

LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow

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