Lorenzo Snow, Apr 9, 1999

-- Apr 9, 1999
Lorenzo Snow tells priesthood leadership meeting that second anointing "is not only intended for the aged, but also for younger men. We are afraid, however, that Presidents of Stakes do not exercise sufficient care in regard to this matter. The privilege should only be given to those who have been tried and tested, being full of integrity and not likely to fall away.- (1)

-- Apr 11, 1900; Wednesday
Elder Ben E. Rich, president of the Southern States mission called and had a long talk with Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow and [Joseph F.] Smith today. Elders John Henry Smith and Heber J. Grant were present. The commissary department of the Southern States mission was thoroughly discussed and met with the approval of the brethren. The nature of the consultation was in relation to the interests of the Southern States mission and the proper instruction for missionaries who are called to labor in that field.

President Smith, Bishop [William B.] Preston and Elder Brigham Young [Jr.], trustees of the Brigham Young College, had a long talk with President Snow in relation to the needs of that school. They represented that $1,500. a month would be needed to run the school. This matter was taken under advisement.

President Lewis W. Shurtliff, of the Weber [Utah] Stake called and informed President Snow that he was a delegate to the Trans-Mississippi Congress, but the Weber Stake conference would be held on the same day, or the same week that the congress would be hld. President Snow advised him to attend the Congress and leave the Stake in the hands of the counselors to arrange for the conference. (2)

-- Apr 12, 1900; Thursday
The Presidency were at the office in the forenoon until shortly before 11 a.m. Elder David H. Cannon of St. George [Utah] Temple, had a talk with the Presidency in relation to temple ordinances, and proper subjects for them.

At 11 o'clock the Presidency and Apostles met in Council meeting in the Temple. There were present: President Lorenzo Snow and counselors: Brigham Young [Jr.], Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, George Teasdale, Heber J. Grant, John W. Taylor, Anthon H.

Lund, Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot. ...

The subject of secret societies was discussed. Several letters had been received by the brethren asking if connection with secret societies was a bar to the temples, and the secretary had been requested to hunt up all that had been said or written on this subject and report. This he had done and submitted the same, which consisted of extracts from the President's Office journal, from letters that had been written by the brethren.

After these articles and letters had been read, President Snow remarked that brethren who had joined secret organizations should not be denied the Temple, if otherwise worthy; but they should be advised to gradually withdraw from them. Several of the brethren made remarks in relation to secret orders, and deprecating such things, and counseling against the young men joining secret orders.

President Smith moved that the Bishops be advised to counsel their ward members against joining secret orders and if they did so after being warned they might be excluded from the Temples, and that such men should not be put in presiding positions in the wards or Stakes of Zion. Although no vote was taken the motion became the sense of the counsel.

Elder Brigham Young briefly reported that the Apostles had counseled together, just before the Presidency arrived at the Temple, in relation to the non-tithe payers, and had decided that they would take up a labor in the Stakes to see what could be done to get all to pay tithes. This met with the approval of the Presidency. ...

Before the brethren left the room President Smith stated that the Apostles occasionally visited a ward where a reorganization was necessary, and in such cases, he thought they would be justified in organizing such wards after a careful consultation with the Presidencies of the Stakes and High Councils, but they should not attempt to upset things without having been sent by the Presidency. This met with the approval of the brethren. (2)

1 - On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com
2 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes

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