Lorenzo Snow, Friday, Oct 6, 1899

-- Friday, Oct 6, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

[general conference]

The 70th Semi Annual Conference convened at the Tabernacle at 10 a.m. All of the presidency present. All but Franklin D. Richards, Brigham Young & John W. Taylor of the Apostles were present.

Prest. Lorenzo Snow made a few opening remarks. Kudger Clawson spoke on duty, Abraham O. Woodruff on Colonization, Matthias F. Cowley on Missionary Work.


Anthon H. Lund on tithing, Marriner W. Merrill on obedience. Heber J. Grant on duty. Geo. Teasdale on the full law of the Gospel. (1)

-- Saturday, Oct 7, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Conference convened at 10 a.m. Singing. Page 166, We Thank Thee Oh God for a Prophet.

Prayer by Charles W. Penrose…. President Lorenzo Snow spoke 1:15 on the law of Tithing. I spoke 35 m. on the monument fund and the Amusements of the Young and tithing.

Heber J. Grant and I met with the owners of the Jordan River Water and spent some time coming to an understanding as to what course to pursue in regard to our troubles with the Lambron power plant.

At 2 p.m. conference convened again.

Francis M. Lyman and Joseph F. Smith both spoke on the law of tithing.

At 7:30 p.m. the Priesthood met in the Tabernacle.

Bp. Wm. B. Preston on the observance of the law of tithing. Andrew Jenson of Keeping proper Records. Geo. Q. Cannon on good works. President Lorenzo Snow on paying your debts and keeping out of debt and maintaining the strictest Integrity as a Church and Individuals.

Word came that an effort was being made to arrest Prest. Lorenzo Snow. (1)

[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Salt Lake City. Clear and cool.

7:30 p.m. General priesthood meeting in the tabernacle. Meeting called to order by Pres. Snow.

The speakers were Bp. W[illiam] B. Preston, Elder Andrew Jenson, Pres. Geo. Q. Cannon, and Pres. Lorenzo Snow. Topics treated. W. B. P[reston]. Tithing. Duty of the bishopric.

A. J[enson]. Record keeping in the wards and stakes. Church Chronology.

G. Q. C[annon]. Influence of the gospel in correcting the evils of the world. Responsibility connected with the bearing of the priesthood.

L. S[now]. Spoke of the great importance of the elders of Israel keeping their promises. They should not make any promise that they cannot fulfill. The word of the Trustee-in-Trust should be as the word of God. Circumstances have been such that the Trustee-in-Trust could not always keep his engagements. This should not be. It was his great desire and aim, he said, to see the church relieved of debt, and would do all he could to bring about this much-desired condition of affairs. Spoke interestingly upon the subject of indebtedness among the people, mortgages, &c. (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 - 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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