LDS History, Jun 23, 1874

-- Jun 23, 1874
[Utah Statehood] the Poland Act passed both houses of Congress. It became the legal basis for prosecuting Mormon polygamists throughout the ensuing decade. The act gave district courts, controlled by federal appointees, jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases and limited the probate courts, controlled by Mormons, to cases involving estates, guardianships, or divorce. (1)

-- Jun 26, 1874
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Set apart for mission to Great Britain by church president John Taylor. (2)

-- During 1874 June
Non-Mormon Liberal Party members in Tooele County, Utah gain control of the county government, beginning the first government run by non-Mormons in Utah. They whimsically rename the county "The Republic of Tooele". The federally appointed governor and courts uphold the election, refusing to examine charges by the Mormon People's Party that many voters had voted illegally without satisfying voter requirements. (3)

-- Jul 24, 1874
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Arrives in Liverpool to start mission. (2)

-- 1874 Winter
United orders inaugurated. (4)

-- 1874
Church Membership at end of year: 103,916
New Converts : 2,378
Percent Change from previous year: 2.34% (5)

-- During 1874-75
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Active member of Wasatch Literary Association. (6)

-- During 1874-1875, 1877
[Joseph F. Smith] Two terms as president of the European Mission. (7)

-- During 1874-1877
[Periodicals] Utah Skandinav; Local Danish groups (DANISH News Paper) (8)

-- Mar 7, 1875
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Ordained a Seventy by his father, Hiram B. Clawson. (6)

-- Apr 10, 1875
[Quorum of the Twelve] Orson Hyde and Orson Pratt are moved down in seniority in the Quorum due to earlier apostasy, putting them in the places they would be had they entered the Quorum at the time of their reinstatements. John Taylor becomes President of the Quorum. (9)

-- During 1875 May-June
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Tours Europe with mission president Joseph F. Smith, his cousin. (2)

-- Jun 10, 1875
Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association organized, forerunner of Young Men program. (10)

1 - Thatcher, Linda, History to Go, Statehood Chronology,
2 - White, Jean Bickmore, Church, State, and Politics, p.xviii, A John Henry Smith Chronology
3 - Wikipedia, 19th Century (Mormonism),
4 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
5 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
6 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993
7 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah
8 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
9 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
10 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology