Lorenzo Snow, Sep 15, 1899; Friday

-- Sep 15, 1899; Friday
The First Presidency were at the office. They consulted with Bishop [William B.] Preston, who had called, in relation to certain changes to be made in the interior of the Beehive House, and the work to be done upon it, before President [Lorenzo] Snow should move into it.

President Snow received a call from his daughter, Birdie Snow Harding, and her husband, prior to their leaving for Chicago [Illinois] to study medicine. He gave them his blessing. (1)

-- Sunday, Sep 17, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Farmington

Father Farr and I went to Farmington. We put up at Bro. Ezra T. Clark's.

The conference of the stake convened at 10 a.m. in a Bowery. President Lorenzo Snow shook hands with 2,121 Sunday School children. (2)

-- Monday, Sep 18, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Farmington

I went to Farmington at 8 a.m. Conference in the Bowery at 10 a.m. Prayer by Arthur Winter. President Lorenzo Snow set the pace by talking on Tithing and requested the other speakers to do the same. (2)

-- Sep 19, 1899; Tuesday
Presidents Lorenzo Snow and George Q. Cannon were at the office, where they received a call from Hon[orable]. E. Clay Evans, U.S. Commissioner of Pensions, who is being shown the usual courtesies by Brother John Henry Smith and his son George.

Elder Jonathan G[olden]. Kimball, of the First Council of the Seventies, called this morning and had a talk with President Snow. During the course of conversation, he remarked that his time at home was not wholly occupied, and if there were any missionary

work contemplated for him, he would like to go at it pretty soon, as he was now in good health and vigor, with a small family. President Snow was pleased to hear Brother Kimball so express himself, and promised to hear him in mind.

The matter of printing, for Sunday School purposes, the Lord's prayer as proposed at the Council of the First Presidency and the Apostles, held on the third day of last August, was brought up and considered by Presidents Snow and Cannon with Brothers Anthon H. Lund, Rudger Clawson and Heber J. Grant. The question considered was, which version of the prayer should be used, the one given by the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the one contained in St. Matthew's Gospel, the Council having postponed consideration of the matter, owing to the absence of President Cannon, whose opinion, as General Superintendent of the Deseret Sunday School Union, President Snow wished to have, before the question was decided. President Cannon now stated that while he favored the Prophet Joseph's version, from the sound point of doctrine, he thought it better to adhere to the scriptural version in the Sunday schools, for the reason that this version appears in the Book of Mormon, and if the new version were adopted, questions might arise that would be confusing to the minds of the children. If the Scriptural version were used, proper explanation could be made, and the wisdom of the Prophet's rendering of the prayer would be appreciated upon comparison. President Snow acquiesced. (1)

1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
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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