-- Oct 8, 1899; Sunday
[In Chicago, Illinois:] Pres[ident]. [William F.] McKinley came last night put up at the Auditorium Annex Hotel. Mr. Rhorer sent me word I could see him at 8.30. Drove to hotel Waited half hour Mr. R[horer]. came introduced me to several gentlemen, and Pres[ident's]. Sec[retary]. Mr. [blank] soon procured me interview with Pres[ident] McKinley, which was wholly private and lasted 2 m. He spoke in high terms of Mr. Lorenzo Snow[;] was cordial with me. (1)
-- Monday, Oct 9, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
The Priesthood meeting convened at 10 a.m. in the Assembly Hall. Prest. Lorenzo Snow blest the brethren.
Francis M. Lyman spoke on the payment of the Monument fund and upon ordination.
Prest. Lorenzo Snow spoke about giving second endowments. (2)
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Salt Lake City. Cloudy and cool. 10 a.m. Meeting of the general authorities of the church. Meeting called to order by Pres. Lorenzo Snow.
The speakers were Pres. L. Snow, Apostles Geo. Teasdale, myself, F. M. Lyman, Pres. Geo. Q. Cannon, H. J. Grant, and Jos. F. Smith. Topics treated. Snow. Great responsibility resting upon the brethren assembled. Tithing. "Upon the presidencies of stakes and bishoprics of wards, I place the responsibilities of see[ing] that the counsels given at conference concerning tithing and other matters are carried out by the people."
Teasdale. Bore testimony to the truth of the teachings given at the conference.
Clawson. Great importance attached to the visiting of wards by the presidents of stakes, also by the bishops of wards visiting the various organizations under their control.
Lyman. B. Y. Monument Fund. Record keeping. Ordinations to the priesthood.
Pres. Snow. Second anointings to be given to faithful brethren. It is not necessary, he said, to wait until they are ready to drop into their graves.
Cannon. Election matters. We should seek to repress contention. Division on party lines a good thing.
Grant. B. Y. Monument Fund. Supporting the Deseret News. Pres. Snow. Spoke favorably of the Deseret News.
Cannon. The impropriety of reading newspapers that oppose the work of God.
Smith. Every man to be respected and honored in his priesthood and calling. Mutual Improvement missionaries. (3)
1 - Brigham Young Jr., Diary
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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