Lorenzo Snow, May 31, 1900 (Thursday)

-- May 31, 1900 (Thursday)
Pres. Lorenzo Snow, in behalf of the Church, donated to the Latter-day Saints' College a land grant north of the old "Deseret News" corner. (1)

-- May 31, 1900
At 11 o'clock the Presidency and the Apostles met in council meeting in the Temple. There were present: Presidents George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith, Elders Brigham Young [Jr.], John Henry Smith, George Teasdale, Heber J. Grant, Anthon H. Lund, Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot. ... Brother Grant reported that in visiting the Granite [Utah] Stake it was evident to him that Bishop Apollos Driggs was not a fit man to preside over the Sugar House Ward. He found that he had paid five dollars tithing last year and his clerk ten cents, and for several years previous Brother Driggs had paid no tithing at all. It looks on the face of it that by himself and clerk paying a little tithing they realized that they would escape being put on the list of non-tithe payers. The speaker said he took occasion to speak with President Frank Y. Taylor in regard to Bishop Driggs, but Brother Taylor was careful not to say anything disparagingly of the Bishop until Brother Grant stated that he had decided in his mind that Brother Driggs should be asked for his resignation, when Brother Taylor freely admitted that he ought to resign in the interest of the ward. The Council approved of Brother Grant's views and the name of Milan Attwood, second counselor to Bishop Driggs, was decided on as his successor, with Brother Ed. (?) Wood as Brother Attwood's first counselor. ... Today President Lorenzo Snow, in behalf of the Church, donated to the Latter-day Saints' College a land grant north of the old Deseret News and East of the Temple. (2)

-- Jun 4, 1900
[Temple] [Lorenzo Snow to Franklin S. Bramwell, June 4, 1900] You evidently misunderstood Brother [George] Reynolds in regard [to] recommending for the temple. What he aimed to convey to you was that it was not in order for presidents of missions to recommend for temple work; this prerogative is confined to bishops and presidents of stakes. How long this rule will obtain we do not know, but for the present it must be adhered to. (3)

-- Wednesday, Jun 6, 1900
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Prest. Lorenzo Snow is quite sick with Sciatica. I had an interview with Judge G. W. Bartch and G. Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith over the Political situation.

Win. C. Closse was blest and set apart for a business trip to Germany. I was mouth. I ordained the following named brethren Seventies and set them apart for missions, all but Thomas Bryant Parker who was a High Priest: Parley Pratt Petersen, Orion Anson Follet, Barnard Wm. Liddell, and Robert James Evans. We blest six of our sisters going to various places on visits. I also administered to two sick sisters.

I paid to Heber J. Grant to be paid on interest $35.00. (4)

1 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology
2 - Journal History
3 - Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship
4 - 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

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