-- Thursday, Apr 18, 1901
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
Thomas R. Cutler, Heber J. Grant and I met at Ferguson & Commons office. Cutler had received an option for 20 days on the Bear River Canal. We go to look at it tomorrow. President Joseph F. Smith and all of the Apostles but John W. Taylor met at the Temple. After Prayer by George Teasdale, and prayer at the Altar by Bro. F. M. Lyman we talked over the marriage question. Benediction by M. W. Merrill. Francis M. Lyman was set apart for his mission to England by Joseph F. Smith.
President Lorenzo Snow is quite poorly. (1)
-- Apr 18, 1901
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Thursday. Salt Lake City. I attended meeting with the Twelve and President Joseph F. Smith at 11:30 a. m., President Snow not being well enough to attend. At 2:30 p. m. we repaired to the President's office and set Brother F. M. Lyman apart for his mission to England (to preside over the European Mission). I went to my room and rested until 5 p. m., then went to my son Joseph's place, No. 227 West 3rd North Street. Found no one at home and returned to my room at 6 p. m. (2)
-- Apr 21, 1901 - 6 October 1901
[1st Presidency Changes] Lorenzo Snow Joseph F. Smith Death of George Q. Cannon (3)
-- Thursday, Apr 25, 1901
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Salt Lake City. Clear and mild. 11 a.m. Meeting at the temple. Present: Presidents Lorenzo Snow and Jos. F. Smith, and Apostles B. Young, Jr., Jno. Henry Smith, Geo. Teasdale, H. J. Grant, J. W. Taylor, A. H. Lund, A. O. Woodruff, R. Clawson, Reed Smoot, and G. F. Gibbs, clerk. Song, "Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah." Apostle J. H. Smith was mouth in prayer, and Reed Smoot in the circle. Song, "O Ye Mountains High."
Stake conference appointments: Cache, B. Young, M. W. Merrill, M. F. Cowley, and myself; Bannock, J. W. Taylor; Alpine, J. H. Smith; Fremont, A. H. Lund. Apostle Grant and myself made our report as to the advisability of dividing the Salt Lake Stake, giving data showing that it would be a wise and proper move, and we recommended that it be done. In support of the position taken by us, we submitted a letter from Frank Y. Taylor, president of the Granite Stake, in which he pointed out the growth, improvement, and progress made by the people of that section of country, since they were separated from the Salt Lake Stake. We represented that the present Salt Lake Stake comprises some 30 wards and a population of about 24,000 souls. We felt that no single presidency could do justice to so large and populous a stake. Pres. Snow seemed to be quite pleased with the report and suggested that, as it was a matter of great importance, action be deferred for the present.
Permission was given to Apostle H. J. Grant to get up a concert in the tabernacle, June 1st, for the benefit of the Japan Mission. Apostles B. Young, Jr., J. W. Taylor, and Reed Smoot reported their visit to and the reorganization of the Summit Stake, with Brother Moses Taylor as president. Benediction by Apostle A. H. Lund. (4)
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 - Wikipedia, First Presidency (LDS Church), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Presidency_(LDS_Church)#Chronology_of_the_First_Presidency
4 - 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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