-- Sunday, Oct 29, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Logan
In company with President Lorenzo Snow, Arthur Winter, and LeRoy Snow, I went to Logan to attend the conference.
The morning meeting was addressed by Francis M. Lyman and myself.
At 2 p.m. conference convened.
President Orson Smith resigned as President of the stake. President Lorenzo Snow accepted it and spoke kindly of his labors. Charles Kelley and Bp. Wm. B. Preston spoke. (1)
-- Oct 29, 1899
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Sunday. Logan. I attended Quarterly Conference in Logan today. President Orson Smith arrived home from the Klondike country, where he went last May without the consent of the Presidency. He was one of the speakers at the afternoon meeting and tendered his resignation as President of Cache Stake. President Snow and the congregation accepted it. I attended private meeting with President Snow and Apostles Lyman and John Henry Smith this evening to decide who my Counselors were to be, as the Presidency and Twelve in their meeting in Salt Lake Temple last Thursday, October 26th, decided that I should preside over the Cache Stake of Zion. I chose Joseph Morrell as First, and Isaac Smith as Second, Counselor to myself, M. W. Merrill. (2)
-- Oct 29, 1899; Sunday
I attended Quarterly [Stake] Conference in Logan [Utah] to day. Pres[iden]t. Lorenzo Snow F[rancis] M Lyman & John Henry Smith were in attendance Pres[iden]t. Orson Smith arrived Home from the Clondyke [Klondike] Country where He went last May without the consent of the Presidency. Apostles Lyman & Smith were the speakers this fornoon. Councilor Isaac Smith Orson Smith Pres[iden]t Snow Councelor Kelley from Box Elder [Utah] Stake & B[isho]p Preston were the Speakers this afternoon. Pres[iden]t Orson Smith Tendered His resignation as President of Cach[e] Stake. Pres[iden]t Snow and the Congregation accepted it. Conference adj[ourned] until tomorrow at 10 am; I attended a private Meeting with Pres[iden]t Snow Lyman & Smith this evening to decide who My Councellors were to be as the Presidency & Twelve in their Meeting in Salt Lake Temple Last Thursday Oct[ober]. 26th decided that I should Preside Over the Cache Stake of Zion. I choose Joseph Morrell as first & Isaac Smith as Second Councellor to myself M[arriner]. W[ood]. Merrill. (3)
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 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
3 - Marriner Wood Merrill, Diary
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