-- Jul 21, 1899; Friday
Presidents Lorenzo Snow and George Q. Cannon were at the office; President Joseph F. Smith having gone to Logan [Utah] to attend a meeting of the Brigham Young College Board, which was about to elect a trustee. The President of the College, William J. Kerr, had been asked to name some suitable persons, and had named Joseph Howell, of Wellsville [Utah], and Lyman Martineau and A. G. Barber, of Logan. President Cannon thought Brother Howell the most influential man of the three, and felt that it would be a good thing to have some of the trustees residing outside of Logan. A telegram was sent by President Snow, naming Joseph Howell as his choice to fill the vacancy, and later in the day a message was received from Herschel Bullen, Jr., Secretary of the College, informing President Snow that Brother Howell had accepted the appointment.
Sister Amelia F. Young called and introduced a man who had a scheme to colonize the Argentine Republic, and wanted 100,000 of our people to go there. He made wonderful promises, among others, that the church was to receive two and a half million acres of land. The proposition amused President Snow, who, "just for the fun of it", asked the gentleman to put his proposition in writing. (1)
-- Jul 23, 1899
Last plural marriage President Lorenzo Snow permits stake president (and future Apostle and member of First Presidency) Anthony W. Ivins to perform in Mexico. (2)
-- Jul 27, 1899; Thursday
The First Presidency were at the office. They considered a letter recently received from Elders Mahonri M. Steele and David Cameron, counselors to President Jesse W. Crosby, Jr., of Panguitch [Utah] Stake, conveying the information that President Crosby had been arrested on the charge of adultery, and that he and they felt desirous that some of the Apostles be sent to investigate the charge. It was decided not to institute any such proceedings at present, but to let the law take its course, and meantime to suspend Brother Crosby from acting in his presidential office, and place the affairs of the Stake in the hands of his counselors. Letters were to be written to him and them to this effect.
The First Presidency met with the Apostles in regular council at the Temple. Present: Lorenzo Snow, George Q. Cannon, Joseph F. Smith, Franklin D. Richards, Francis M. Lyman. John Henry Smith, George Teasdale, Anthon H. Lund, Matthias F. Cowley, Rudger Clawson. ...
The President now directed the attention of the Council to the position the Church should take in the prosecutions against polygamists that were now going on and were likely to continue. The subject was considered at great length, and it was the general sense of the meeting that each case must stand on its own merits
and be regarded as a personal matter. Such was the substance of the testimony of the First Presidency and those Apostles who appeared before the Master in Chauncery, in August 1891. It was decided, however, in order to show that polygamy was not on the increase, to get the Presidents of Stakes to collect statistics, giving the number of polygamists when the Manifesto was issued, and the number existing now.
A communication was read, signed by John Henry Smith and Matthias F. Cowley, a committee appointed some time ago to ascertain how cheaply the Book of Mormon and other Church works could be printed. On motion, the communication was received, to be acted upon hereafter. ... (1)
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - Advent Adam website (defunct) - based on http://amzn.to/originsofpower
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