-- Saturday, Oct 6, 1900
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] 7 p.m. General priesthood meeting held in the tabernacle, Pres. Lorenzo Snow presiding. The speakers were Bp. W. B. Preston, Pres. Geo. Q. Cannon, Apos[tles] F. M. Lyman, Jno. Taylor, Pres. J. F. Smith, and Pres. L. Snow. Topics treated. W. B. P[reston]. Duties and responsibilities of the lesser priesthood--priests, teachers, and deacons. The bishops improving in their labors. Corrected list of non-tithe-payers. Tithing settlement in each ward for the year to be made on or before Dec. 31st.
G. Q. C[annon]. Duties of the priesthood--men who fail to attend their meetings and to magnify their callings to be called to account, and if they do not repent, to be suspended. Presidents of stakes and bishops of wards should give this matter attention. Apostle F. M. Lyman announced that the bishops could obtain new ward records and new certificate forms, which had been approved by the presidency, at the Deseret News office.
Pres. Cannon remarked that wives would cease to love their husbands and in many cases would leave them, if they failed to magnify their priesthood and to be valiant in the cause of truth; and thus men would lose their wives and also their children. Apostle F. M. Lyman endorsed the remarks of Pres. Cannon. If we magnify the priesthood, we get the spirit of the priesthood; otherwise we do not have it. The great atonement of the Savior; if we would be his followers, we must take up our cross. Word of wisdom. Tithing. The apostles of today have been called and designated of the Lord just as much so as were the apostles in the time of Joseph Smith.
J. W. T[aylor]. Patronizing home institutions. Pres. J. F. S[mith]. Home industries. Young men recommended for missions, who are not altogether qualified, to have the privilege of a training in the church schools. Men are not sent on missions for the purpose of reformation--they should be reformed at home. "We want exemplary men." Pres. Lorenzo Snow said that there had been a great increase in the payment of tithes since the matter was brought to the special attention of the Latter-day Saints. (1)
-- Sunday, Oct 7, 1900
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
Conference at 10 a.m. Prayer by John Nicholsen.
Brigham Young upon sinning among the Saints. Joseph F. Smith on Home Industry, Obedience, and the payment of tithing.
2 p.m. Prayer by C. W. Penrose.
Preident Lorenzo Snow on payments of tithing.
Geo. Q. Cannon on the contraction and Expansion of missions. (2)
1 - 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
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
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