-- Aug 19, 1899; Saturday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow and [Joseph F.] Smith were at the office for a short time. President Snow was called for this morning by Mr. Letcher, and taken to the grand stand immediately in front of the City and County Building, to review the parade of the returning volunteers from the Philippines, and thence to Liberty Park to offer the invocation, a part of the program of ceremonies at that place in honor of the returning heroes. ... (1)
-- Sunday, Aug 20, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Soda Springs, Idaho
We had a sleeping car. Our company consists of Lorenzo Snow and wife Mine and their children, Joseph F. Smith, wife Edna and their sons Hyrnm and George, Myself and wife Josephine, Heber J. Grant & Mother, Anthon H. Lund, Rudger Clawson and son, Bp. W. B. Preston, J. Golden Kimball and wife, Almina Taylor, Lilly Freeze. Joseph E. Taylor joined us. John R. Barnes did the same. We reached Soda Springs about 8:30 a.m. I put up with Bro. Charles Rose.
We convened the meeting in a nice Bowery at 10 a.m., Prest. Louis S. Pond presiding.
Prest. Lorenzo Snow shook hands with 1,010 persons.
We blest eight sisters who had qualified by study to practice mid-wifery.
2 p.m. Prayer by Joseph E. Taylor. Lorenzo Snow, Wm. B. Preston, Heber J. Grant, Rudger Clawson and J. Golden Kimball, L. S. Pond all spoke on the subject of the payment of tithes. (2)
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Soda Springs. Clear and windy. 10 a.m. Bannock Stake Conference meeting at bowery built for the purpose, Pres. Lewis S. Pond presiding.
Pres. Snow spoke to the children of the Sunday Schools, who were scattered through the congregation. Said that he had reached the age of 85, but many of the children present, he remarked, by doing right could live to be a hundred years old. Admonished them to honor their fathers and mothers that their days might be long in the land. Also spoke upon the subject of prayer.
At the close of the meeting an opportunity was given to the Sunday School children, and in fact to all present, to shake hands with President Snow. One thousand and ten availed themselves of the privilege.
2 p.m. Meeting called to order by Pres. Pond. Pres. Snow said that the Lord had shown him that the people of His Church must wake up and obey the law of tithing, or calamities would come upon them. Read the revelation on tithing and made some remarks upon it. "I say to you in the name of the Lord," he said, "if you will pay your tithing in full, the Lord will forgive you for your disobedience in the past."
After meeting, a party of us, namely, Pres. J. F. Smith, wife, and son, Bp. Preston, myself, Rudger [Jr.] and Lorry Snow drove out to the Hooper Spring. We enjoyed the water very much. (3)
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
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
3 - 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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