Chapter 5. (part C)

[Friday, Jan. 1, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Myself and wives went out to the home of Esther Martin Smith to see Herbert E. Van Dam and my Niece Lillian Smith married.

The ceremony had taken place before we got there, Bp. Charles P. Margetts performing the Ceremony.

[p.614]Twenty eight of my family were together this afternoon. We had a nice lunch and a most agreeable time singing, visiting and speaking.

[Saturday, Jan. 2, 1909 – Salt Lake City] My home at 23 N. West T[emple] St. was quarentined for small Pox today, It being claimed that my son Winslow wife and child had been exposed to that dread disease. Fortunately I was away from home.

[Sunday, Jan. 3, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Twenty six leading men met and voted to stand by Prohibition.

[Monday, Jan. 4, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Rudger Clawson and I with Historian Andrew Jenson visited his fire proof vault and looked over his books.

[Tuesday, Jany. 5, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Ten of the Twelve and six of the seven Presidents of the Seventy met and talked over the Word of Wisdom. All agreed to live it.

[Monday, Jan. 11, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I was at home most of the day. My son Nicholas G. had a son born to him on Saturday about 8 p.m.

[Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 4 p.m. I baptised Prest. Francis M. Lyman for his father Amasa M. Lyman. Confirmed by Prest. Jos. F. Smith.

We received the sad news that Father Lorin Farr had died of heart failure at the Ogden hot springs. Geo. A. went to Ogden.

[Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Ben E. Rich and wife Diana and Myself and Sarah F. went to Ogden. We saw Father L. Farr who looks well. I returned home at 2 p.m. and at 3:15 met with the home Fire Board and the H. J. Grant and Co. board.

I met with the Y.M.M.I.A. board.

[Thursday, Jan. 14, 1909 – Salt Lake City] The newly elected Directors of the Utah National Bank met and elected officers. W. S. McCornick, President, T. R. Cutler, Vice President, Badger, Secretary. The executive Committee are to be McCornick, Cutler and O. P. Miller.

[Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909- Ogden] At 10 a.m. I attended the Weber Stake Conference. Only one meeting was held, President Lewis Shurtleff presiding.

[p.615]At 2 p.m. the Funeral of Patriarch Lorin Farr was held. Bp. Olsen of the Third ward presiding.

Five numbers of splendid Music by the Choir.

Prayer by C. F. Middleton. Mrs. Ross gave several readings.

The speakers were Jos. Parry, Lewis W. Shurtliff, Prest. Joseph F. Smith, Patriarch D. McKay, Mr. F.J. Kiesel, Moses Thatcher, Geo. Albert Smith and Bp. Olson. All bore Testimony of the stealing worth of the deceased. Benediction by Bp. C. W. Nibley. He was burried in the Cemetery in the south west Corner of the lot and of the Cemetery beside his dead wives.

Everything went of[f] in good shape. All being well satiated. One of Gods Noblest sons has finished a long and Glorious carier on earth.

[Thursday, Jan. 21, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Myself and wives Sarah and Josephine spent the evening with Isabel Martin Smith, my brother Charles Warrens wife at her home.

Her daughter Ethel Snow and her husband and Grand daughter Miss U. Knight were also present. We had a nice supper and spent an agreable evening In memory of C. W. Smith birthday 60 years of age on the 16th day of Jany. had he lived. He has been dead 6 years.

[Friday, Jan. 22, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I spent part of the day at the office of the Presidency.

At 2 p.m. I attended the funeral of J. D. Wood, who was killed in the Oregon Short line Railway depot. he was a leading man. He had no religion but was of the Masonic order. The services were held in the Masonic Temple. They were well attended by all classes of people.

[Sunday, Jan. 31, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I attended the Funeral of Enoch B. Trip at the 16th Ward at I p.m. He leaves 4 living wives and 16 children.

I went to the Hospital and administered to Ezra Smith and Lydia Thatcher.

[Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 8 p.m. I met with the stock holders of the Knitting Co. The business is in a bad shape. The old board was elected.

[Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Most intense feeling is growing up in the Legislature over the question of Prohibition of the Liquor trafic.

My nephew Esdras Smith is very sick.

[p.616][Thursday, Feb. 4, 1909 – Salt Lake City] It commenced storming in the night and is snowing like wrath this morning.

I was at the Presidents office most of the day. We received a Telegram from President Francis M. Lyman that he was sitting up and hoped to be home about the 15th of the month.

[Monday, Feb. 8, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I reached home at 9 a.m. and found all well. I attended seven meetings and traveled 456 miles.

I attended a meeting of the stock-holders of the Con. W. & M. Co. The old board was reelected. It was decided to increase the Capitol stock to one million dollars. It was voted to retire the common stock and allow the difference of five dollars between the prefered and Common Stock.

[Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1909 Salt Lake City] I spent the forenoon at the office of the Presidency.

The Directors of the Utah Mexican Rubber Co. met at 3 p.m. Supt. Benj. Cluff made reports as to the Condition of the Rubber field and made some Explanations in regard to the Banana and Pine Apple.

Patriarch Hyrum Smith would have been 109 years old today.

The old social hall having been renevated an Old Time party was given with a nice dinner. About 10[0] people were present.

Music, short speaches, Singing and dancing in the old way plain Cotillions or Quadrills. Twelve persons present over 75 and und[er] 87 years of age.

[Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1909 – Salt Lake City] It is quite cold today.

At l0 a.m. All of the Presidency, Myself, H. J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Hyrum M. Smith, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney and D. O. McKay of the Twelve, Patriarch John Smith and secretary Geo. F. Gibbs met in the Temple. Prayer by Rudger Clawson. I was Mouth at the Altar.

Reports were made. Routine business was cleared away and some warm discussions were entered into.

I met with the Home Fire insurance board, Heber J. Grant & Co. board, Y.M.M.I.A. board, The Cement & Brick Co. board.

[Thursday, Feb. 11, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I called upn Esdras Smith at the Hospital. He is very sick.

I met with the Directors of the Utah National Bank at 10:30 a.m.

At 3 p.m. the Directors of the Con. W. & M. Co. met and organized.

[p.617][Friday, Feb. 12, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Esdras Smith is better to day.

The daughters of the revolution with escorts met at my son George Alberts to the tune of 58 persons. Lincoln birthday was celebrated.

[Saturday, Feb. 13, 1909 – Salt Lake City] It snowed most of the day. Several gentlemen met and decided to organize the Tabasko Utah development Co.

[Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I attended the meetings of the Theatre Directors and also the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. board. I also met with Sunday School Union board.

Ex Governor Proctor of Vermont and Wife & daughter were in the City to day. A recital was given them in the Tabernacle.

[Thursday, Feb. 18, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I was at the office during the morning hours.

The afternoon and evening was spent at the L.D.S. Hospital. My nephew Esdras Smith has been dying all day and finally at 11:30 p.m. past quietly away and was sent to Jos. W. Taylors undertaking establishment.

[Friday, Feb. 19, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I signed the Incorporation papers of the Tabasco-Utah Promotion Co.

I met with the Directors of the Utah National bank.

Esdras Smith was taken to his home to day.

[Saturday, Feb. 20, 1909 – Salt Lake City] George Albert and I selected the spot on Fathers burying ground where we would bury Esdras.

[Sunday, Feb. 21, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I spent most of the day at home. Visiting during the afternoon and evening with Esther Martin Smith and Hyrum S. Groesbeck.

[Monday, Feb. 22, 1909 – Salt Lake City] The funeral of Esdras Martin Smith was held in the Sugar Ward meeting house, Bp. John Whittaker presiding.

We took a car to the Grave Yard carying the Corpse and 54 passengers. The pall bearers were six of his brother deacons.

Bp. E. F. Parry dedicated the grave. He was buried just west of the grave of his grand Mother Hannah M. Smith.

[p.618][Went to Cheyenne, Wyoming, for Dry Farming Congress meetings, February 24-25.]

[Friday, Feb. 26, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I reached home at 9 a.m. having traveled 1040 miles and attended three meetings of the Dry Farming Congress.

Cost sleeper Fare
$7.50
Hotel
3.35
Meals
5.15
16.00

My son Glenn is still away from home. He has written to his Mother that he is at Pocatello, Idaho.

[Monday, March 1, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I returned home [from stake conference in Payson] finding son George Albert very sick.

The Inter Mountain Cement & Brick Co. stockholders met. They lost money last year.

[Thursday, March 4, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I paid on Sewerage for Aunt Josephine place $440.33.

I attended the funeral of Sister Mary Minkley 90 years 5 months old at the 22nd Ward Meeting house. Six of us spoke and all gave her an excelent name.

[Friday, March 5, 1909 – Pocatello, Idaho, and Salt Lake City] I reached here [Pocatello] at 6 a.m. I found my son Glenn and took him home with me traveling 340 miles.

Myself and Wife Sarah F. spent the evening at Wm. N. Williams with the Governor Wm. Spry and about 60 other guests. We had a very pleasant time.

[Sunday, March 14, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I spent the afternoon at home suffering with headache.

[Monday, March 15, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I have the Le grippe.

The Directors of the Idaho Sugar Co. met twice to day. I was most miserable. We had a conference with David Eccles and Judge Henry Rolapp over the building a sugar factory in Sevier Co.

[Tuesday, March 16, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At Josephines sick. Dr. H. B. Lund is attending me.

[p.619][Sunday, March 21, 1909 – Salt Lake City] My eyes have been so bad that can not do any reading.

[Monday, March 22, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I walked over to Sarah but only staid a short time I felt so bad.

[Tuesday, March 23, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I am some better to day.

[Wednesday, March 24, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I went home to Sarah a little improved in my health.

[Friday, March 26, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Geo. T. O’Dell, Jas. H. Moyle and myself who had been appointed committee from the Con. W. & M. Co. Directors to confer with Col. Thos. E. Weber about Railroad rates met and talked the Matter with him.

[Saturday, March 27, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I was at the Utah Mexican Rubber Co. office. Also at the Presidents office part of the day. I sold six shares to day for $1,560.00. I paid Nicholas $50.00 for his work.

[Sunday, March 28, 1909 – Salt Lake City] It rained all night and most of the day.

I attended the 17th ward fast meeting. Sixteen testamonies were borne. I blest my grandson who was born January 9th, 1909. He is the son of Nicholas G. and Florence Gay. He was named Gerald Gay. I also blest Raymond Vandertoom Kooyman.

[Friday, April 2, 1909 – Salt Lake City] All of the Presidency and F. M. Lyman, Myself, H. J. Grant, R. Clawson, H. M. Smith, Geo. A. Smith, Geo. F. Richards and A. W. Ivins [met] with the auditing committee. We Examined the Reports of the finances of the Church and approved the expenditures.

[Sunday, April 4, 1909 – Salt Lake City] The General Conference Convened at 10 a.m. All of the First Presidency, All of the 12 but Reed Smoot and Chas. W. Penrose, All of the 7 Presidents but Geo. Reynolds, All of the Presiding Bishopric and the Patriarch. 79 annual Conference.

The building was jamed full and also the Assembly Hall.

[Thursday, April 8, 1909 Salt Lake City] 4Forty two Elders were set apart for Missions.

Twelve persons were blest who go abroad as Visitors.

[p.620][Saturday, April 10, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I went to the Theatre with Josephine in the evening. It stormed some to day. I was elected a Director of the Utah Idaho Sugar Co.

[Tuesday, April 13, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Met with the Directors of the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. at 10 a.m. At 12 noon Prest. F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, Geo. F. Richards and myself listened to some complaints made by C. W. Nibley, Isaac Smith and Hansen against the Elk Coal Company as to their methods of doing business.

[Thursday, April 15, 1909 Salt Lake City] My brother Charles W. wife Esther was or is 47 years old to day. About 30 of our relatives went out to her home taking a nice present of Dishes and spending the afternoon. We had a nice time.

[Sunday, April 18, 1909 – Provo] The stake Conference at 10 a.m. The Stake Presidency presiding.

President J. B. Keeler spoke words of Welcome and gave a nice review of the Conditions of the stake.

I spoke on Marriage and Divorce for 35 minutes.

President Anthon H. Lund followed on the Moral Conditions that should exist.

[Tuesday, April 20, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I was at the Office of the Presidency with a Committee of Citizens. It was decided to build a Hotel on the Tithing orifice] Corner. The land to [be] Valued at $750.00 dollars a foot 225 feet on South Temple St.

[Thursday, April 22, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Prest. Francis M. Lyman, Elders Geo. F. Richards, H. J. Grant and myself continued our Consideration of the Elk Coal Co. matter.

[Sunday, April 25, 1909 Salt Lake City] I spent the day between Sarahs and Josephines reading.

At 10 p.m. Sarah and [I] went to the San Pedro depot and went to bed.

[Tuesday, April 27, 1909 – Ocean Park, California] We reached here at 8 a.m. John Acomb and our son George met us and we went on to Ocean Park. We had a nice day on the sandy beach.

[Thursday, April 29, 1909 – Ocean Park] I have spent the day reading, sleeping, eating and walking on the shore of the ocean and on the Pier.

[p.621][Friday, April 30, 1909 – Ocean Park] It is a marvel to me how much I can sleep and how I want to tool about. I finished reading the life of the Empress Josephine.

[Saturday, May 1, 1909 – Ocean Park] We went to Hollywood and witnessed a splendid floral display. Autos and Carriges decorated with all kinds of flowers. We spent about five hours there.  A large number of people were present.

[Sunday, May 2, 1909 – Ocean Park] I went to Los Angeles and attended the fast meeting and spoke in Testimony with others. I called upon my Cousin Mrs. Crockwell and with President Jos. E. Robinson and a Bro. Nelson and we administered to Bro. Crockwell who is sick with the dropsy.

[Tuesday, May 4, 1909 – Ocean Park] We saw the fishermen draw their seines and pull in a large number of fish both good and bad.

[Thursday, May 6, 1909 Ocean Park] At home reading and writing all day except a walk for a short time on the Beach.

[Friday, May 7, 1909 – San Diego] Prest. J. E. Robinson, John Acomb and wife, George A. and Sarah F. and I went to San Diego traveling a part of the Coast. We put up at the Burrup Hotel.

[Tuesday, May 11, 1909 Ocean Park] I spent the day reading David Copperfield and walking on the beach.

[Wednesday, May 12, 1909 Ocean Park] I got to work catching clams and was caught by the Tide and given a thorough soaking up to my knees.

I walked about the City part of the day. I spent the ballance of the time reading.

[Friday, May 14, 1909 Ocean Park] I received a letter from Josephine she says all is well. I wrote to Josephine, Glenn, Winslow, Don and Chase. We took a salt bath at the Sanatarium. George is doing nicely.12

[p.622][Saturday, May 15, 1909 – Ocean Park] I received a letter from George F. Gibbs acknowledging the receipt of one from me and suggesting that I was needed at home. In the afternoon all of our party went to Redondo Beach where we met and had an elegant Fish dinner of eight courses with Mr. Joseph E. Koefli and wife and son at the Redondo Hotel.

[Sunday, May 16, 1909 – Ocean Park] My wife Sarah and John Acomb and myself went to Los Angeles where we attended the Sunday School and meeting. I spoke at both. The Sunday school has an attendance of about 120, enroled 145.

Mr. Joseph E. Koefli took us a ride in his auto in the San Gabriel and Pasadena Valleys. We saw many beautifull plantations and homes. Two of our tyres blew up. We traveled by Auto 52 miles by rail 28 miles. We returned home and had a good dinner.

[Monday, May 17, 1909 – Ocean Park] I took my last strole along the beach for this trip. I left at 7 p.m. for home going to Los Angeles and then taking 8 p.m. train on Salt Lake Route.

[Wednesday, May 26, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I met with the Directors of Z.C.M.I.

At 10 p.m. I went to the San Pedro L.A. and Salt Lake Railwaydepot.

[Friday, May 28, 1909 – Los Angeles] We reached here at 10 a.m. Bot our sleepers to Phoenix, Arizona, and went out to Ocean Park to see George and my wife Sarah. They were absent from Hart Street so we returned to Los Angeles and at 12 noon left for the south. We came near missing our train.

[Tuesday, June 1, 1909 – Mesa, Arizona] All of the members of the Presidency of the Stake and Hy. M. Smith and Myself went up to the great Diverson dam on Salt River. It is one thousand feet long. We went out in bro. Frank T. Pomeroys Auto. During this day we have rode in the Auto about 40 miles. It is very hot being near 100 in the Sun. We called upon Russel Teasdale and administered to him.

We held a Counsel with the Stake Presidency and the Bishops of Mesa and Alma Wards in regard to amusements. We went to the Theatre in the evening and had pleasant time.

[Wednesday, June 2, 1909 – Mesa and Thatcher, Arizona] I received a letter from my wife Sarah. She and George were fairly well.

[p.623][Friday, June 4, 1909 – Thatcher] I had a very good nights rest. Prest. A. Kimball took us a ride through the fields to Solomon the County Seat of Graham Go. The grain and Hay stands forth in all of its richness. The birds are singing. The sunshine is glorious. Fine horses and Many fat sleak cattle. We visited the new academy built of Cement blocks. I wrote to Sarah F. and George Albert.

[Attended stake conferences in Arizona and left for Los Angeles.]

[Tuesday, June 8, 1909 – Yuma, Arizona, to Los Angeles] We reached Los Angeles at 1:30 and went on to Ocean Park. I found Sarah well and George improving.

[Wednesday, June 9, 1909 – Ocean Park, California] I spent the day reading in heart Throbs.

[Friday, June 11, 1909 – on train] I spent the day reading in the Book of Mormon.

[Saturday, June 12, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I reached here at 6:30 a.m. having traveled upon this trip 3,113 miles and attended 12 meetings. I found all fairly well.

I went to the office and found all well.

I went out to Saltair with Prest. Smith and Winder and others. We examined the salt works of the Inland Salt Company.

[Tuesday, June 15, 1909 – Salt Lake City] 24 Elders were set apart for Missions by Myself, H. M. Smith, Rudger Clawson, A. W. Ivins, S. B. Young, J. G. Kimball and J. W. McMurrin.

[Went to Idaho for conference at Rockland, Oneida County.]

[Sunday, June 20, 1909 – Rockland, Idaho] At 10 a.m. Conference Convened. Sunday schools in the control. Singing by school, Hope of Israel. About 450 persons present. Prayer by Noah S. Pond. Singing, Zions is growing.

The memory gems were repeated but were not very successful. John H. Tolman reported Sunday Schools. Prest. A. H. Hart, Wm. A. Heyle and I spoke.

The children sang God speed the Right And What Shall be your Reward. Benediction by Thomas L. Cox.

[Monday, June 21, 1909 – American Falls, Idaho, and Salt Lake City] I left [American Falls] about 3:15 a.m. Went to bed reached home about 10 a.m. I was so done out I did no work. I traveled 436 miles and attended 6 meetings.

[p.624][Wednesday, June 23, 1909 – Salt Lake City] President Jos. F. Smith, John R. Winder, Francis M. Lyman and Myself, H. J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Hyrum M. Smith, George F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay, A. W. Ivins, Patriarch John Smith and secretary Geo. F. Gibbs were present. I offered Prayer and the Benediction. George F. Richards was mouth at the Altar. We were together four hours. The President read us a threatening letter he had received.

I married at 11:30 to day Morrell Newton Farr and Jean Spencer. I attended their reception for a short time in the evening.

[Monday, June 28, 1909 – Portage, Box Elder County] Bro. Wm. H. Gibbs and I went to Washakie Ward and attended the funeral of a ten year old boy Tommy Timbimboo, son of Yeagas and Yemke Timbimboo, Indians. Bp. Ward and an Indian and Bro. Gibbs and I spoke. The singing was in Indian. We had a fine dinner at the Bishops.

[Tuesday, June 29, 1909 – Pocatello Valley, Box Elder County] I spent the day looking over the Valley it is very fine.

I saw gang plows being pulled by Oxen and one gang being pulled by an engine. It is a splendid Country. Jesse M. [Smith] took myself and two other men to Portage. On the way we had two run away scrapes with the horses.

[Wednesday, June 30, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I returned to my home having been gone 4 days attended 8 meetings and traveled 265 miles, 18 in an Auto, the ballance in Wagon and Railway.

I bought 1 pair of shoes and two shirts for Glenn $3.50.

[Thursday, July 1, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I bot 12 shares of Home Fire Insurance Co. stock paid $1,160 for it. I borrowed $2,000.00 from Deseret Savings bank.

I paid Zions Savings Bank and Trust Co. Interest $270.00.

[Friday, July 2, 1909 Salt Lake City] I spent most of the day in the office of the first Presidency. I mailed to Geo. Albert my son some papers and checks.

I wrote to my wife Sarah.

[Monday, July 5, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At the musical exercise at 12 noon I spoke to about 12 hundred people on Patriotism and love of Country in the Tabernacle.

At 10 a.m. Francis M. Lyman, Myself, H. J. Grant, Hyrum M. Smith, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay and Anthony [p.625]W. Ivins of the Twelve met and spent the day in speaking to each other. All had a very fine spirit.

[Thursday, July 8, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I went for a drive and on York street colided with the street Car and my buggy was mashed up hadley. My wife Josephine and my Grand Son Smith Pond and myself just escaped with our lives from the wreck of our buggy by the cars.

[Saturday, July 10, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Josephine and I accompanied our Son in Law Moses Alonzo Pond to Richmond, Cache Co., Utah to attend the funeral of his mother. Myself and wife put up with Sister M. W. Merrill, 1st wife of the Apostle.

[Tuesday, July 15, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 3:20 a.m. my daughter Sarah Ann Pond gave birth to a 9 pound son. All well.

[Wednesday, July 14, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. Presidents Joseph F. Smith and John A. Winder and of the Twelve Francis M. Lyman, Myself, H. J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney and A. W. Ivins and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs met in the Presidency room of the Temple. Prayer by Prest. F. M. Lyman. Mouth at the Altar A. W. Ivins.

We went through a variety of business.

A report is out that some marrying of the unlawful kind [polygamy] is being done. F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant and I were appointed a committee to look into the matter.

At 6 p.m.F. M. Lyman, myself, H. J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Geo. F. Richards and A. W. Ivins met and examined ourselves as to our action regarding [line not legible] counseling in regard to Marriage. All answered they had advised against it.

[Friday, July 16, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I atended a Banquet of our sisters at Saltair given to a Delegation of Ladies from the International Congress of Women. Some 27 nations were represented. We had a nice spread. Emmeline B. Wells presided. I spoke words of welcome. Rabbi Freund spoke. Several Ladies made responses.

I got home about twelve o dock.

[Tuesday, July 20, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I issued my son Nicholas G. a check for $1,300.00 to pay bills on his house. We received word this morning that Sarah will be back tomorrow. We received a tcttcr from Nathaniel L. from Littleton New Hampshire where he was visiting my Uncle Henry C. Libbey.

[p.626]I wrote to George Albert and Glenn G.

[Wednesday, July 21, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. Prest. Joseph F. Smith, F. M. Lyman, myself, H. J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay and A. W. Ivins of the Twelve, Patriarch John Smith and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs were present. Prayer by David O. McKay. Mouth at the altar Rudger Clawson. Reports were made by all. Some correspondence were read. We voted to clean up the Temple.

At 4 p.m. All the Twelve who met in the Morning again met and F. F. Hintze and Musser met with us and we talked over [marriage] sealing matters.

My Wife Sarah F. returned from California where she had been 84 days [staying with George Albert].

[Thursday, July 22, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Prest. Francis M. Lyman, Myself, Heber J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay and A. W. Ivins of the Twelve spent the day examining into matters pertaining to recent reported Marriages.

[Friday, July 23, 1909 – Salt Lake City] The brethren of the 12 who were together yesterday met at 10 a.m. James G. Duffy, Jas. Hy. Grant and Patriarch Judson Tolman were before us. They all claim that they had [?] and done no mischief. After spending the forenoon with these brethren and learning nothing we adjourned subject to call of Prest. F. M. Lyman.

[Saturday, July 24, 1909 – Salt Lake City] We spent the forenoon at the office with Prest. Jos. F. Smith. At home during the afternoon. I took Josephine and the children out to Windermere for a short time.

[Sunday, July 25, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Elsie had a bad day yesterday and a very bad night. I[t] continued to day and tonight.

I went to the Tabernacle to hear Mr. Wheeler lecture on Prohibition.

[Thursday, July 29, 1979 – Salt Lake City] I was at the office all day with President Jos. F. Smith.

[Friday, Aug. 6, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I was at the office part of the day. I got $100.00 from the Sugar Co. to pay my expenses to the Irrigation Congress at Spokane, Washington. [p.627]Gov. Spry appointed me to go to Denver to attend the Trans-Mississippi C. Congress.

[Thursday, Aug. 12, 1909 – Spokane, Washington] At the afternoon meeting I spoke 20 minutes on Utah and the Labor of Brigham Young. At 3:30 p.m.R.W. Young and I left for home. The time was spent in reading.

[Saturday, Aug. 14, 1909 – Ogden and Salt Lake City] I got of at Ogden and met Ben L. Rich and Qualified as Administrator of Nancy B. Farrs estate. I gave bonds for $2,700.00. James Pingree and John Wilson my Sureties. I came on home at noon.

I bought a sleeper ticket through to Denver. President Jos. F. Smith has gone to Star Valley, Wyoming. Prest. Francis M. Lyman has gone to Canada. The other members of the 12 are scatered all over the land. I had letters from George A. and Nathaniel L. my sons.

[Sunday, Aug. 15, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 7:20 a.m. I left for Denver, Colo. I rode in a Tourist sleeper all the way. It is very hot.

[Monday, Aug. 16, 1909 – Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Denver] I reached Denver Colo. at 8:10 a.m. and put up at the Albany Hotel. It is very hot to day.

I met with the Executive Committee of the [Trans-Mississippi Commercial] Congress.

[Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1909 – Denver] I went to Denver with the brethren at the mission in the evening. We held a short meeting. About 50 person were present. John T. Caine and I spoke.

The Congress held an evening session.

[Wed., Aug. 18, 1909 – Denver] At 10 a.m. Congress convened. Prest. Thos. Walsh presiding. Resolutions were Introduced. Gifford Pinchot spoke as did John W. Noble of Missouri.

The Congress as a body went out to Wolhurst the Country home of President T. F. Walsh. There were 14 car loads of People. We were Royally entertained. It is a most beautifull place. Coffee, Lemonade, Sandwichs, Cake and Ice cream went the Round, all seemed most happy.

[Thursday, Aug. 19, 1909 – Denver] The Congress was given over to the receiving of Resolutions and Reading Papers and making speaches.

[p.628]I presided during most of the session. Col. Ike Pryor of Texas the ballance of the time.

2 p.m. after some speaches The Question of the Next Congress was taken and San Antonio, Texas was selected.

I presided at the 8 o’clock meeting. It was adjourned on account of the fire works. I went to the fire works with Dr. Bartlett. It was a fine display.

[Friday, Aug. 20, 1909 – Denver] I paid my bill at the hotel and went to the Union Depot. Prest. John L. Herrick met me and we talked over Mission Matters a short time. I gave him ten dollars to pay for Badges and gave the Elders each a little.

At 7 a.m. I left for home by way of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Montpelier, Idaho. The day was spent in reading Thos. Dixon Jr. book The Traitor.

[Saturday, Aug. 21, 1909 – Montpelier, Idaho] I reached here at 2 a.m. and went to the Burgoyne hotel and went to bed and at 7 a.m. got up and had breakfast. Was met by Joseph C. Rich and taken to Paris. I put up at Bro. J. N. Stucki. I met H. J. Grant here. To day is the 100th Anniversary of Apostle Charles Colson Rich.

His decendants number to day 352 souls Children and Grand Children and Gt. Grand Children and Gt. Gt. Grand Children. The day was spent in two meetings in the Tabernacle, a Banquet in the Ward meeting [house] and A concert in the Tabernacle in the evening.

225 Souls sat down to the Banquet.

Three of the wives of C. C. Rich are living, the Eldest 80 years of [age]. The speakers were Sam Rich, Geo. Osmond and Myself. Prest. Sheppard led the Congragational Singing. I blest two babies Joseph C. Rich and Zina G. Rich. H. J. Grant also blest a baby.

At the afternoon gathering Wm. Budge, Ben L. Rich, Ezra Rich, Amasa Rich, Geo. Q. Rich and H. J. Grant spoke. A fine Concert was given in the Tabernacle.

Every one rendered their parts well.

[Sunday, Aug. 22, 1909 – Paris, Idaho] 2 p.m. Singing Come, Come Ye Saints. Prayer by Samuel Mathews. Anthem Sung Joy to the World. The speakers were two of Elder C. C. Richs wives, Emeline Grene and Harriet and his sons Hyrum S. and Wm. L. Rich and David P. Rich and Gt. Grand Son James Lepford Rich. All talked well and with a good spirit.

I spoke upon the life work of the Pioneers and both men and women.

[p.629][Wed., Aug. 25, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. Presidents John R. Winder and Joseph F. Smith, Myself, H. J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Reed Smoot, Hyrum M. Smith, David O.

McKay, A. W. Ivins of the Twelve and Secretary George F. Gibbs returned. Prayer by A. W. Ivins. Mouth at the altar David O. McKay Much talk on the Marriage Question.

My Wife Sarah F. and I went to Logan to attend the funeral of Moses Thatcher. We put up at his home.

[Thursday, Aug. 26, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Mrs. Lettie Thatcher, Georgia Snow Thatcher and the children of his Clayton wife were in the home to night.

At 2 p.m. the funeral of Moses Thatcher was held in the Tabernacle. The building was filled to suffocation. The singing by the choir was fine.

Prayer by George Barber. I spoke first. Newell W. Kimball followed. Brigham H. Roberts spoke very intensely and to my mind quite defiantly. Benediction by Bp. B. M. Lewis. Bro. M. Thatcher was the father of 16 children and 21 grand children. The floral display was immense.13

It is said 150 carriages followed his remains to the Cemetery. The Dedicatory prayer was offered at the grave by Lyman R. Martineau. We spent the evening at the home visiting with the family.

[Saturday, Aug. 28, 1909 – Salt Lake City] My son George Albert and his wife and children returned from California to day. George had an accident that nearly cost him his life by drowning at Ocean Beach or Park. He is quite poorly.

[Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1909 – Farmington] I went to Farmington and spoke to a meeting of the people who are trying to arrange to build a Reservoir on the Weber River. R. W. Young, Willard Young, Governor Wm. Spry and others. President Joseph H. Grant presided. We had singing and Recitations.

[Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. All of the First Presidency and all of the Twelve but George Albert Smith, C. W. Penrose and David O. McKay [met]. Patriarch John Smith and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs were present.

[p.630]Prayer by Rudger Clawson. Mouth at the altar Prest. Francis M.Lyman.

Marriage question was considered. Routine business was gone through with.

[Sunday, Sept. 5, 1909 – Brigham City] [stake conference] Conference Convened at 10 a.m. in the Sunday School session, 1037 persons being present. The Sunday School sang, some recitations were giving, some speaking in which I took part.

At 12 noon we held a short meeting and talked to the Presidency and Bishops on the Marriage Question.

We had elegant Dinner at Patriarch Stohl.

At 8 p.m. The young People met in Conference.

We had some excelent singing and readings and speaking. 800 people were present. I spoke for 45 minutes and enjoyed great Liberty.

The spirit of all of the meetings was of the best.

[Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I have spent most of the day at Home. My son George is quite poorly.

I listened to Mayor David A. Rose of Milwauke, Wis. lecture on Temperance, he taking a stand against Prohibition and Local Option. He favored High License in the Liquor traffic. It was held in the Salt Lake Theatre. The house was fairly well filled with listeners.

[Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I sealed Fred Rich and Evelena Evans at noon to day. Witnesses Geo. Romney and Bp. Alf. Solomon.

[Monday, Sept. 13, 1909 – Salt Lake City] We returned to our homes in Salt Lake City having attended six meetings [at stake conference in Fountain Green, Sanpete County].

The little child of Hyrum GroesbeckJr. died this morning. Josephine and I spent the evening at his home. My son Glenn G. has returned home after an absense of 5 months in Pocatello Valley with Jesse M. Smith.

[Friday, Sept. 17, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I had an interview with Gov. Wm. Spry. Dr. James E. Talinage is writing on the apostacy of the ancient church in the chapters I heard. Six of them [were] read and they were well written.

[Saturday, Sept. 18, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I spent most of the day at the Presidents office. My son George is quite poorly.

[p.631]Josephine and I went out to Esther Martin Smiths. Her daughter Lilluth gave birth to a son on August 5th.

I blest it to night and his Father, Grand Father, and Gt. Grand Father and Uncle and Gt. Uncle laid hands upon [him]. I was Mouth and he was named Smith Van Dam. I am 61 years old today.

[Sunday, Sept. 19, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I went to Provo and spent the day with my sisters Sarah M. Colton and Grace L. Cheever and their husbands. I had a most pleasant visit. Sarah M. is considerably improved in health.

I went to the 17th ward meeting [and] heard Prof. Miller lecture on the proper government of children.

[Monday, Sept. 20, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I spent most of the day at the office with the Presidency. I was pleased to have Doctor Allen A. Middleton say that my son Gcorge was in the best condition that they had seen him, his pulse being normal.

[Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. all of the First Presidency, Francis M. Lyman, Myself, Rudger Clawson, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay and Anthony W. Ivins of the Twelve & Patriarch John Smith met. Prayer by John R. Winder. Mouth at the altar Patriarch John Smith.

Routine business was gone through with. I was with the brethren of the Twelve and M. F. Cowley for a time.

[Friday, Sept. 24, 1909 Salt Lake City] I was at the office of the Presidency most of the day. Prest. Wm. H. Taft and Party arrived in this City to day.

[Saturday, Sept. 25, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 9:30 a.m. to day about two hundred of our Citizens Accompanied Prest. Wm. H. Taft out to Saltair. I was introduced to him by Senator Reed Smoot. The President told me he knew of me. We also attended a Recital at the Tabernacle. I spent the afternoon with President Smith at the office.

[Sunday, Sept. 26, 1909 – Salt Lake City] President Wm. H. Taft spoke in the Tabernacle today and Reviewed the school children on the street. he left for the North at 12 n.

2 p.m. I attended fast meeting and blest and named my Grand Son, Son of Moses A. Pond and my daughter Sarah Ann. His name is Eugene C. [?] Pond. Three other children were blest. Eighteen testimonies were given by men and women.

[p.632][Monday, Sept. 27, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. Presidents Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, A. H. Lund, Francis M. Lyman, Myself, Reed Smoot, Geo. F. Richards, O. F. Whitney, A. W. Ivins, A. H. Lund Jr., Geo. H. Brimhall, Prof. [John A.] Widtsoe and James E. Talmage met and heard read an Article on the Godhead by the Presidency but it was refered to some of the brethren to examine as to the questions of Developement.14

Bros. A. W. Ivins, Geo. F. Richards and I talked over the question with Dr. Jas. E. Talmage of the purchase of his Copyright of his new book, The Apostasy. Our Committee recommended to the Presidency that we pay him $3,000.00 for it.

[Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1909 – Salt Lake City] All of the members of the Twelve but H. J. Grant and C. W. Penrose met at 10 a.m. and adjourned to meet at 4:30 p.m. that we might attend the funeral of Phoebe Judd Kimball, wife of the late Heber C. Kimball which was held in the 18th chapel.

The funeral of Amos Milton Musser was held in the 2nd ward meeting house.

At 4:30 p.m. all of the Twelve but H. J. Grant, Geo. A. Smith and C. W. Penrose met and were together until near 10 p.m., all present speaking.

[Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 9 a.m. all of the Twelve but H. J. Grant and C. W. Penrose [met]. President F. M. Lyman gave us a nice talk and Geo. A. Smith also spoke a few words.

[Thursday, Sept. 30, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I was at the Office of the Presidency the greater part of the day. My son George Albert seems to be improving in his health.

I blest Jesse H. Ellsworth and Thos. Brockbank of Payson who are going to Chicago, Ill. to study Dentistry.

[Friday, Oct. 1, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 2 p.m. at the Annex of the Temple Myself, George F. Richards, A. W. Ivins, S. B. Young and Rulon S. Wells set apart Eleven Missionaries to Missions and two sisters who are to visit relatives in New Zealand.

I paid Zions S. B. & T. Co. $270.00 interest on a note.

I paid C. S. Martin Coal Co. for Coal $97.75.

[p.633][Sunday, Oct. 3, 1909 – Salt Lake City] [general conference] At 7 p.m. the Sunday School Union held its conference in the Tabernacle.

Roll showed representation from all the stakes but Yellowstone and Four of the Missions were represented. Good talks were given by Jas. E. Tolman and several others. Prest. Joseph F. Smith presided.

[Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Priesthood meeting Convened in the Assembly Hall at 10 a.m.

John R. Winder spoke on the hotel building. Francis M. Lyman moved we endorse the action of the brethren in building it. Carried unanimously.

Presidents A. H. Lund, Joseph F. Smith, Elders Brigham F. Grant, Jos. J. Cannon, R. W. Young, Joseph Robinson, Ben. O. Rich, Chas. H. Hart, Bp. Ed. Austin, Gordell Brown, J. Q. Morris and I spoke on Immorality and crime among the young and the neglect of parents.

I met with Governor Wm. Spry and a Dozen other gentlemen and it was agreed to make an exhibition in Chicago in November and December. It is known as the Tribune Exposition.

[Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1909 – Salt Lake City] Conference at 10 a.m.

Brigham H. Roberts made the longest talk of the conference, showing the mistakes of the saints during all time.

2 p.m.

J. Golden Kimball spoke on family failures. Rulon S. Wells on the love of God and the truth. Chas. H. Hart on Constitutional Law.

Bp. C. W. Nibley spoke on Loyalty.

Prest. Jos. F. Smith read a prayer made by the Prophet at Kirtland, Ohio and commended the talks of all who had spoken on the Gospel.

The Twelve met in the elegant new Room of president Francis M. Lyman in the Bishops new building.

[Thursday, Oct. 7, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. The following named met in the Bp. Office.

Francis M. Lyman, Myself, Heber J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Geo. F. Richards and A. W. Ivins. Israel J. Barlow Jr. joined. He was questioned in regard his conduct but declined to answer any questions.

My son Geo. Albert is very poorly. Josephine and I visited the [state] fair. It is a grand show.

[Friday, Oct. 8, 1909 – Salt Lake City] George Albert Smith is a little better to day.

[p.634][Saturday, Oct. 9, 1909 – Salt Lake City and Provo] I called upon George A. I was at the office part of the day.

Sarah F. and I went to the Fair. I saw a mummified woman andbaby.

I accompanied Prest. Joseph F. Smith [to Provo]. We had supper to Reed Smoots.  At 7:30 p.m. the board of Trustees of the Brigham Young Univeristy [met] at the Bank office.

The board went through routine business. They agreed to make an effort to secure water for the five hundred acre farm presented by Jesse W. Knight to the University. I went to Joseph Cheever and put up for the night.

[Monday, Oct. 11, 1909 – Salt Lake City] My son Nathaniel L. Smith who left home three years ago to day reached home at 5:10 p.m. hearty and well. He traveled over many parts of Europe, did about two and a half years Mission in London, England and about five months in the New England states.

[Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I set apart for a Mission to the Southern States J. W. Blazard of Thatcher, Arizona. His newly weded wife goes with him.

My wives and children and grand children all but Geo. Albert and Ezra Chase and his wife and three children spent the evening at Winslow F. About thirty of us present. We had a most agreable time. We were celebrating Nathaniels return.

[Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1909 – Salt Lake City] My wife Josephine G. is 52 years old to day.

[Thursday, Oct. 14, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 9 a.m. The Directors of the Salt Lake Theatre Co. met. At 10:30 the Directors of the Utah National Bank met. At 2:30 p.m. the Directors of the Nevada Land and Cattle Co. met and heard reports of Manager Thomas Judd.

Sarah and I went to the Theatre in the evening. Mrs. Leslie Carter played leading part. I was taken with sevier coughing and weezing spell and began spitting blood. Dr. Ray Lund came in and bound Ice on my breast and the trouble abated.

[Friday, Oct. 15, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I am improved but stoped at home all day. Excepting meeting a few moments with the Directors of the Utah Idaho Sugar Co.

[Saturday, Oct. 16, 1909 – Salt Lake City] The entire day was spent at home reading Mardens book Peace, Power and Plenty.

[p.635]Dr. Ray Lund gave me a most thorough testing with the stethoscope and pronounced me very sound but cautioned me to remain in doors for a few days.

[Sunday, Oct. 24, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I met with my Prayer Circle.

My son George has been quite nervious to day.

[Thursday, Oct. 28, 1909 – Salt Lake City] President Jos. F. Smith let me have Five hundred dollars for George Albert to clear up accounts.

I had a short visit with Prest. Jos. F. Smith in regard to the Political situation.

[Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I was with the Presidency part of the day. I took a look at the Bronze Statues of Joseph and Hyrum Smith by M. M. Young. I think they are fine.

[Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1909 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. All of the First Presidency and the Patriarch John Smith, Eight of the Twelve being present [met]. Reed Smoot, Geo. A. Smith, Chas. W. Penrose and David O. McKay being abssent.

I was at home and with George Albert. He with his family and my son Nathaniel L. left at 11:50 p.m. for Modena and St. George.

[Went to Idaho for the Founders Day Exercises of Oneida Stake Academy at Preston, November 5.]

[Sunday, Nov. 7, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I attended the fast meeting in the Temple at 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Ward fast meeting 17th Ward.

The spirit of our meeting was that our children were without proper government and reformation was necessary.

[Monday, Nov. 8, 1909 – Salt Lake City] We received the following Telegram

St. George Utah
Nov. 7th 1909

Arrived yesterday all better than when we left. Weather beautiful.

Geo. A. Smith

[Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I attended the Directors meetings of the Home Fire Insurance Co., Heber J. Grant & Co., the Religion Class and Y.M.M.I.A. boards. I spent the evening at home reading.

[p.636][Thursday, Nov. 11, 1909 – Salt Lake City] It is still stormy. I was at the meetings of the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. and the Utah National Bank Directors. I was at the office of the Presidency of the Church.

[Went to Chicago for the Farm Land Congress, November 16-22, then to Kansas City, Missouri.]

[Sunday, Nov. 14, 1909 – on train] I spent the day in Reading the life of Fredrick the Great and his family.

[Thursday, Nov. 18, 1909 – Chicago] The sessions of the Congress were held today and I spoke at two of them.

[Friday, Nov. 19, 1909 – Chicago] Two meetings were held to day of the farm Land Congress. Many choice speaches were made and by Governors and scientific men.

[Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1909 – Kansas City, Missouri] Bro. [German E. ] Ellsworth and I went out to Independence, Mo. I spent the forenoon visiting with Prest. G. E. Ellsworth and S. O. Bennion and later with G. L. Herrick of Colorado Mission.

I called upon President Joseph Smith of the Reorganized Church. He is just past 77 years of age. he is almost blind and quite Deaf. he suffers much with Neuralgia in his head. His Memory is good and Mind is bright. I spent about two hours with him. I called on Fredrick M. [Smith] and saw him only a few moments. His wife is very sick with Nervious Prostration. I called at our Liahona office and had a short visit with the office people and said good bye. I went to Kansas City and at 6:10 left for home.

[Went to Arizona, December 1-6, for stake conference at Thatcher.]

[Friday, Dec. 3, 1909 – Thatcher, Arizona] The Entire day was devoted by myself, Rudger Clawson and Rulon S. Wells in examining into the feeling and complaints of a number of the brethren and sisters against President Andrew Kimball for his association with E. S. Kimball [?] & J. A. Shippen in the Banana business. All directly interested made their statements. President A. Kimball also explained his action.

[Saturday, Dec. 4, 1909 – Thatcher] The stake Conference convened at 10 a.m., President Andrew Kimball presiding.

[After morning session] the brethren who have feelings against [p.637]President A. Kimball [met] and after some talk we all agreed to Kiss and make [up].

[Thursday, Dec. 9, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I reached home this morning. The country is covered with snow. I have traveled 2,900 miles and attended 12 meetings. I met with the directors of the Utah National Bank. I was part of the day at the Presidents office.

[Friday, Dec. 17, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I signed a lease to the Nancy B. Farr home. I paid Cannon and Fetzer Architects $250.00

[Saturday, Dec. 18, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I paid Willard T. Cannon $2,000.00 on house building Contract. I was most of the day at the office of the Presidency.

[Thursday, Dec. 23, 1909 – Salt Lake City] My Daughter Priscilla Langton is very sick.

[Saturday, Dec. 25, 1909 – Salt Lake City] My children all had a fair Christmas. Priscilla is still very sick.

I ate Christmas dinner at Aunt Sarah F. The evening was spent at Josephines with her family. All present but Joseph Harmon who is in Holland on a Mission.

[Sunday, Dec. 26, 1909 – Salt Lake City] I was at my Daughter Priscilla Langtons part of the day. She is still very sick.

At 2 p.m. Services were held in the Tabernacle Commemorating the birthday of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

[Friday, Dec. 31, 1909 – Salt Lake City]

I Paid Zions Savings Bank & T. Co. Interest
$270.00
”  ”   The Deseret  ”    ”                    “
38.00
[?]

By direction of the Presidency I restored to Francis Wilcox his priesthood and rights in the church.

I have traveled 20,671 miles.

[Saturday, Jan. 1, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I spent the day between my homes reading and visiting with the wives and Children.

[p.638][Monday, Jan. 3, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I spent the day at the Presidents office. We went through the Valuations of Church property.

[Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1910 – Salt Lake City] All of the Twelve but Reed Smoot, Geo. Albert Smith and Chas. W. Penrose met in their room in the Temple at 10 a.m.

All of the breathren present commencing with President Lyman spoke on some topic in which they are interested. The spirit was very good.

The day was occupied and our visit a good one.

[Friday, Jan. 7, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At 9:30 a.m. All of the 12 but Reed Smoot, George A. Smith and C. W. Penrose were present in the Bishops building. Prest. Joseph H. Grant and Elder Israel Barlow Jr. met with us. Most of the day was spent in trying to get [from] bro. Barlow some items in his history. He declined to do so and was disfellowshipped from the Church.

[Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1910 – Kansas City, Missouri] I reached here at 8:30 a.m. and went to the Hotel Baltimore, from there to the Commercial Club building. I met Col. Fred W. Fleming of Kansas City, Trumbo of Oklahoma, Cuah [?] of Kansas, Whillon [?] and Clark of Nebraska. We talked over a program for the 1910 session of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress. I was made one of a committee of five to go to Washington and try to get an appropriation for the Trans-Mississippi. I had dinner with Mr. Keech and at 7:30 p.m. I attended a Banquet with Flemming and three others.

I went out to Independence and put up at the Mission house.

[Thursday, Jan. 13, 1910 – Independence, Missouri] I made two trips to Kansas City to get a suit of clothes.

[Friday, Jan. 14, 1910- Independence] I called upon President Joseph Smith of the Reorganized Church and spent an hour with him. He is better than he was a month ago. Some of his friends called in.

I got my clothes to day. Coat with two pair of pants $35.75.

At 7:30 p.m. I left for Kansas City and at 9:15 p.m. I left for St. Louis, Mo.

[Sunday, Jan. 16, 1910 – Washington, D. C.] We changed Cars and went on to Washington reaching there at 2:30 p.m. one hour late.

I put up at the Raleigh Hotel, room 659. I went out for a walk and [p.639]met Congressman Rucker of Colorado. We saw President Taft go out for a Ride in an Auto.

Many fine buildings have been constructed since I was here. The great Railway station, the new Committee building, the splendid new City hall.

About seven o’clock Reed Smoot sent his Auto for me and took me to his home, where a meeting of the Saints was held.  Bro. Jos. Howell, Reed Smoot and I talked. About thirty persons were present. I met Nicholas Morgan.

[Monday, Jan. 17, 1910 – Washington, D. C.] I went [to] the Belasco Theatre at 10 a.m. Seth Low, President W. H. Taft, Coy. Wilson of Kentucky & Judge Alton B. Parker of New York all made good speaches, the spirit and letter of which was in favor of Uniformity in many of the state laws.

This is a meeting of the National Civic confederation.

A permanent organization was made, Judge Alton B. Parker Chairman.

I was part of the Committee on Resolutions.

In the evening I met with the Resolutions Committee at the New Willard. Seth Low chairman.

[Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1910 – Washington, D. C.] It rained all night. The convention met at the Arlington 10 a.m. Many short speeches were made.

2 p.m. The labor question received some attention. [Samuel] Gompers, John Mitchell, John Hays Hammond, August Belmont, Gillette and others spoke on the labor matter.

I met with the Committee on Resolutions.

[Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1910 – Washington, D. C.] I met with the Committee on Resolutions.

Reed Smoot and I called upon the President. He received us nicely. I had Lunch with Senator George Sutherland. I met Senator Heybourn of Idaho and Chamberlain of Oregon.

With Congressman Howell I called upon Speaker of the house of Representatives Joseph Cannon. He received me warmly and kindly.

[Thursday, Jan. 20, 1910 – Washington, D. C.] I called with Reed Smoot on Land Commissioner Dannett, Forester Potter, Secretary of the Interior Ballinger, Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, Frank Pierce, 1st Assistant of Secretary of Interior and others.

[Friday, Jan. 21, 1910 – Washington, D. C.] Ben E. Rich and his son Frank came to Washington this morning.

[p.640]In company with [Congressman Joseph] Howell, Gov. Spry, Ben. E. Rich, Frank Rich and Myself called upon speaker Joseph Cannon and had a nice visit.

In company with Reed Smoot we called upon Secretary [of State Philander C.] Knox.

We had a nice visit with him. He says the Trans M C might invite men from Southern Republics if we consulted him. The Utah Delegation, Gov. Spry, Armstrong and Ben E. Rich and I met and talked over the Prohibition question.

At 9 p.m. Ben E. Rich and I went to bed at the Depot.

[Saturday, Jan. 22, 1910 – New York City] We reached [Jersey City] about 8:30 a.m. Crossed the River to New York City and took the under ground Railway for the Office of the church, 33 West 126th St.

I called upon the Editor of the Americana, The Secretary of the National Civic Federation, Mr. Easely.

I the evening I attended with Ben E. Rich the Hippodrome the largest Theatre in the world. It was a Wonderfull show, a trip to Japan.

[Sunday, Jan. 23, 1910 – New York City] I received a letter from my son Winston F. He says my son George is very poorly. The rest of the folks are fairly well.

I spent the forenoon at the office. I met Bro. Levi Edgar Young and wife. I am much pleased with him.

At 3 p.m. I met with the Saints. We had some very nice singing. Prayer. Singing.

Ben E. Rich spoke a few words. Bro. Levi Edgar Young spoke very nicely. Bro. Geo. Eugene Dinwoodcy who has been in the Mission four years gave his farewell, having been released. I spoke for a short time.

I ordained and set apart Levi Edgar Young as one of the Seven Presidents of all of the Seventies. I gave him some instructions and investigated his faith. He is a splendid young man.

[Friday, Jan. 28, 1910 – Evanston, Wyoming, to Salt Lake City] We reached Ogden four hours late. Changed Cars and went on home, reaching there about 12 noon. I have been gone 20 days. I attended three religious meetings and attended 10 Civic and other meetings. I have traveled 5,739 miles.

I found my family all well and my son George is reported as being better.

[Monday, Jan. 31, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was most of the day at the office with Presidents Smith and Lund. [p.641]President Winder who has been very sick is better to day. By letter from my son Joseph H. we learn he expects [to] be released to return home soon. I paid W. T. Cannon $4,000.00 on account of building to day.

[Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At the office. I paid the ballance of the Jennie Whipple note $277.60. I received from Con. W. & M. Co. check for $150.00. I collected Rent for Cooper building/Harvey/70.00

Mrs. Army 35.00

[Friday, Feb. 4, 1910 – Salt Lake City] President John R. Winder is better to day. I signed a note with my Josephine at the Savings Bank for $7,500.00.

I sent to my son Joseph $900.00. I paid the Deseret Savings Bank Interest $109.08. By card from Lucy we hear George is improving.

[Saturday, Feb. 5, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was at the Office of the Presidency most of the day. President John R. Winder is still very poorly.

[Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. a meeting was held in the Annex of the Temple composed of the Presidency of the Church, the Twelve, Seven Presidents of the Seventies and Presidents of stakes and Presiding Bishopric.

The report of the Priesthood Commitee was read and some of their recommendations sustained. The one suggesting that changes be made in sabbath schools and other meetings so as to give the morning hour to the Priesthood was not sustained and they were left as they are at present.

Several of the brethren spoke, among the[m] Prest. Smith and Lund and some of the Twelve.

Thirty eight stakes were represented. The spirit of the meeting was a good one.

[Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I attended the Directors meeting [of] the Cement-Lime & Brick Co., The Home Fire Insurance Co., The Heber J. Grant & Co., The Young Mens Mutual Improvement board.

I wrote to Lucy E. W. Smith [wife of George Albert].

[Thursday, Feb. 10, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was only a short time with the Presidency and Twelve. Bro. John R. Winder is still very poorly.

I was with the Directors of the Utah National Bank for over an hour to day. The Bank is doing very nicely in its business.

[p.642]President Francis M. Lyman, Myself, H.J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Hyrum M. Smith, George F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, D. O. McKay and Joseph Hy. Grant met with Bro. Israel Barlow Jr. in the Apostles Room in the Bishops building and talked over his case. He semed very much more humble than formerly. We granted him two weeks more to consider what he would do.

[Friday, Feb. 11, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I went to Provo City with S. S. Smith Jr. and met Curtis B. Smith at the B. Y. University building and talked over his troubles with his Father and I think [he] was considerably Modified in his feelings.

[Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. the Directors of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Co. met. All present but John R. Winder who is still sick.

The Annual report was read by the Secretary. The net earnings of the Company are Eight hundred thousand dollars.

[Wednesday, March 2, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I spent the forenoon at the office with Presidents A. H. Lund and F. M. Lyman.

At 8 p.m. my wife Sarah F. and I left for St. George.

[Friday, March 4, 1910 – St. George, Utah] We drove to St. George and found all well but George My son who is quite weak. The weather is quite mild.

[Tuesday, March 8, 1910 – St. George] George seems a little improved to day. I made a few calls. The day was very warm.

[Wednesday, March 9, 1910 – St. George] I went to the Temple and spoke to the workers there. I also in company [with] David H. Cannon and Counselor Thomas P. Gottam examined the foundation of the Temple and the Walls. The Mineral is eating away even the black rock as it does the sand stone. The foundation of the Tabernacle is being very badly damaged.

[Friday, March 11, 1910 – St. George] George had a nervious night.

[Monday, March 14, 1910 – St. George] At 7:20 a.m. we bid good by to George, Lucy, Nathaniel and Emily and taking Edith & Geo. Albert Jr. my wife and I left for Modena driven by Wm. A. Empey.  We had dinner at Chadburns and drove to the Meadows, had supper and put up for the night at Platts Ranch.

[p.643][Wednesday, March 16, 1910 – Salt Lake City] We ate a meal in the train and reached home at 10 a.m. Found our own all well.

I had traveled upon this trip 691 miles. President John R. Winder is very poorly. President Joseph F. Smith has Lumbago and Sciatica.

I qualified as a Director of the Beneficial Life Insurance Co. and met with the Directors of same.

[Friday, March 18, 1910 – Salt Lake City] President John R. Winder is very poorly indeed. President Jos. F. Smith and I called upon and blest him. The day was spent in the office. We had a number of callers. In the evening I called upon my Daughter Priscilla and saw the babies. I was also at my son Don Carlos and Sarah Ponds. The evening was pleasandy spent.

[Tuesday, March 22, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Most of the day was spent at the office receiving people, giving Counsel and reading Correspondence and sending out answers.

President John R. Winder is still alive getting a little better.

[Wednesday, March 23, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Directors of the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. met at 10 a.m. Reports of the condition of the Company were read and accepted. The Money to pay dividends for the present year was appropriated.

[Friday, March 25, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I had a slight Hemorage of the lung this morning and was confined to my room all day.

[Saturday, March 26, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I spent the day at the office with Presidents Smith and Lund. Many letters were opened and read. About one dozen applications for aid in building meeting houses by various ward Bishops were considered and $44,650.00 was appropriated to help in such work.

[Sunday, March 27, 1910 – Salt Lake City] President John R. Winder died at 7:20 this evening after nine weeks of sickness with Pneumonia.

[Monday, March 28, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was at the office most of the day. All of the Twelve in the City, the Presidency, R. W. Young, Nephi L. Morris, B. F. Grant, O. P. Miles, Elias A. Smith met and talked over the funeral matter of Prest. John R. Winder. Myself, R. W. Young, B. F. Grant, C. W. Nibley and Elias A. Smith were apppointed to arrange the funeral matters of Prest. John R. Winder. We met [p.644]and talked over matter with the family and adjourned until March 14th at 9 a.m.

[Tuesday, March 29, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The committee met at 9 a.m. at the Bishops Office and agreed on a program which was printed in the Deseret Evening News. I met with Prest. F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, Hyrum M. Smith, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay and A. W. Ivins. All of us spoke and talked over all matters looking to the upbuildlug of the whole church.

[Thursday, March 31, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Committee having charge of the Winder funeral met at 9 a.m. at the home and the undertaker removed the remains to the Tabernacle. Twelve of his grandsons acting as Paul bearers and guard of honor.

At 11 a.m. the funeral opened. We had five numbers of excelent music.

Prayer by Joseph E. Taylor.

W. W. Riter, Geo. Romney, B. F. Grant, R. W. Young, H. M. Wells, Joseph F. Smith, A. H. Lund, H. J. Grant, F. M. Lyman and Nephi Morris all spoke. Benediction by S. B. Young.

Seventy carriages loaded with people went to the cemetery. The Temple choir sang at the grave. The Dedicatory Prayer was offered by Bp. F. S. Tingey.

It has been a most satisfactory funeral service.

[Saturday, April 2, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Twelve met with the Presidents of Missions and heard their reports of the Condition in their fields. All spoke and most of them gave a good showing.

My son Joseph Harmon returned home at 7 p.m. today from a Mission to the Netherlands, where [he] has been for nearly three years.

The family were nearly all together Geo. Albert wife and Son & daughter being away. Chase and wife and daughter, Winslows wife and son.

We had a most excelent time together.

[Wednesday, April 6, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The General Conference Convened at 10 a.m.

Choir sang Guide Us O Thou Great Jehovah.
Prayer by Prest. Lewis W. Shurtliff
O Say What is Truth.
The speakers were Ben E. Rich, German E. Ellsworth.
Esther Davis sang a solo.

The auditors Report was read and Adopted. Wm. W. Riter gave a [p.645] very fair statement on the affairs of the church. The Choir sang Praise to the man. Benediction by Prest. S. B. Young.

2 p.m.

Choir sang We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet. Prayer by Brighamn H. Roberts. Choir Sang The Spirit of God like a Fire is Burning.
General Authoraties were
The Presidency now stand
Joseph F. Smith President
Anthon H. Lund 1 Councillor
John Henry Smith 2 ” ”
The Twelve

Francis M. Lyman, Prest., Heber J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Reed Smoot, Hyrum M. Smith, George Albert Smith, Chas. W. Penrose, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay, Anthony W. Ivins, Joseph F[ielding]. Smith, Jr. and all other general and Aids [?] sustained.

D. O. McKay and A. W. Ivins spoke.

Prest. Joseph F. Smith thanked the people and blest them. Choir sang Anthem, Let the Mountains Shout for Joy and the Doxology. Benediction by C. W. Nibley.

I met at 5 p.m. with H. J. Grant and family at the Lion House. He entertained the Presidency and Twelve, the Presidents and they who presided under him in the British Mission. My wives were with me.

The Church was organized 80 years ago to day and I was chosen as second Counsellor to President Joseph F. Smith.

[Thursday, April 7, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Presidency and Twelve and Patriarch met at 10 a.m. Joseph F. Smith Jr. and Geo. F. Gibbs being with us.

Present Joseph F. Smith, Anthon H. Lund, Francis M. Lyman, Myself, Heber J. Grant, Rudger Clawson, Hyrum M. Smith, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay, Anthony W. Ivins, Joseph F. Smith Jr., Patriarch John Smith and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs.

I offered the opening Prayer. President Francis M. Lyman gave a charge to Joseph F. Smith Jr.

President Joseph F. Smith set Anthon H. Lund apart as his first Counsellor and Myself as second Counsellor. He also Ordained Joseph F. Smith Jr. an Apostle. All of the brethren laid their hands on with President Smith but the one receiving the blessing and Secretary Gibbs.

Rudger Clawson was mouth at the altar.

We cleared up Routine business.

A party of about sixty was entertained at the Beehive house.

Chas. W. Penrose was released from Presiding [over] the European [p.646]Mission. Rudger Clawson was chosen to fullfill that duty of presiding in Europe.

[Friday, April 8, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Prest. Joseph F. Smith went to Pueblo, Colorado to day having been subpoened as a witness before the U.S. grand jury.

I received and answered a number of letters of congratulations for my appointment as Counselor. I spent the day at the office part of the time with Bro. A. H. Lund.

[Sunday, April 10, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I attended the 17th ward meeting and heard Ellis Woodruff, My son Joseph Harmon and Cousin E. Wesley Smith speak upon their Missionary experience. All reported a pleasant time.

[Thursday, April 14, 1910 – Salt Lake City] All of the Presidency and all of the Twelve but Reed Smoot, G. A. Smith, Chas. W. Penrose and David O. McKay were present. Also Patriarch John Smith and Geo. F. Gibbs Secretary. Prayer by Prest. Joseph F. Smith. Mouth at the Altar Prest. Francis M. Lyman. We cleared up Routine business. We made reports but could not quite see some propositions made by some of the brethren in finance.

We spent the ballance of the afternoon in the office Reading and answering letters.

[Friday, April 15, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was at the office part of the day. The Presidency went to and looked over President J. R. Winders desk and sent his family the papers belonging to him.

I went to the Theatre and sat in the box with Nicholas G. and Wife and Arzella and Josephine and my grand daughter Edith.

[Monday, April 18, 1910 – Salt Lake City and Provo] Some one blew up the Utah hotel building last night. Prest. Jos. F. Smith and wife Mary, Myself and wife Josephine went to Provo and was taken [by] Autos to the head or intake of the high land canal. Bro. Roundy took us.

Music by the University Band. Singing by the University Choir. Prayer by Prest. Abel John Evans. Prest. Jos. Murdoch read a paper on the efforts and labors to put the cannal through. Prest. Joseph F. Smith spoke. Commissioner W. D. Candland also spoke followed by the mayors of Lehi, American Fork and Pleasant Grove. D. C. Strong of Alpine also spoke. Morgan Evans of Lehi, Stephen L. Chipman of Am. Fork, Jesse W. Knight of Provo, Heber J. Grant, Myself, A. H. Lund Jr., Geo. H. Brimhall and J. N. Keeler.

[p.647]I offered the Dedicatory Prayer and President Joseph F. Smith and others opened the head gates.

We road up in to the Canyon, then down the cannal and then to the Lake shore, travelling 20 by Auto. We went to the station and returned, travelling in all 114 miles.

[Friday, April 22, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At 9 a.m. Theatre board met. At 10 Presidency and Twelve met with Prest. Julius Romney and talked over Mexican matters. At 12 noon Idaho Utah Sugar Co. [directors met]. I was elected a member of the executive committee.

[Sunday, April 24, 1910 – Salt Lake City] My wife Josephine and Smith Pond, our grandson went to Springville to dedicate a new meeting house in the 3rd ward of that City. It is a nice house and will scat about four hundred people comfortably.

The building had cost $12,482.53. $4,900.00 was paid by the Church, the ballance by the Saints of the ward and some outside people. I offered the Dedicatory prayer.

[Thursday, April 28, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. All of the First Presidency and All of the Twelve but Reed Smoot, G. A. Smith and C. W. Penrose, Patriarch John Smith and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs [met]. Reports were made by all present. Letter read. We agreed to buy the Picture of Joseph the Prophet and to get one of Prest. Joseph F. Smith.

[Saturday, April 30, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I received $300.00 for wages this month. The Presidency spent the day in the office. Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan and daughters and two other ladies called at the office. Sam Newhouse and others called.

My wife Josephine borrowed $7,000.00 this morning at Zions S. Bank.

[Tuesday, May 3, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent largely at the office Receiving and answering letters.

My Fathers wife Bathsheba W. Smith is 88 years old. One hundred Relatives and friends were entertained by the Directors of the Relief Society.

[Wednesday, May 4, 1910 – Salt Lake City] George Albert and family left St. George at 4 a.m. this morning, he laying on a bed.

[p.648][Friday, May 6, 1910 – Salt Lake City] My sons George Albert and N. L. Smith, With Lucy and daughter Emily arrived from St. George. George is somewhat improved to what he was when I saw him one month ago.

Upon the Invitation of Governor Wm. Spry, Prest. Jos. F. Smith, A. H. Lund and myself, Jas. G. MacDonald and others went out to the State Hatchery and spent the day Fishing and eating. We had a splendid time. We rode about 18 miles on an auto.

[Friday, May 13, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Presidency spent most of the day in the office. Some money was appropriated to various buildings. Rudger [Clawson] presented the books containing the Auditors reports for about seven years. We had a long talk with Dr. Jas. E. Talmadge over the Deseret Museum being installed at an early day in the Vermont building.

[Saturday, May 14, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Two deeds were received to day from England of property bought for the Church in Sheffield and Manchester. Many letters were read and answered.

[Monday, May 16, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Presidents Jos. F. Smith, A. H. Lund, Rudger Clawson and Myself and Wife Josephine G., Edna L. Smith and Sister Clawson and Bro. and Sister Bowman spent the evening at Hyrum M. Smith. We had a nice dinner and pleasant visit. My wife did not enjoy our little Auto ride.

[Tuesday, May 17, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Rudger Clawson, two sons and two daughters left for England with a company of 90 Elders for missions. The Presidency bid them good bye at the Depot.

[Wednesday, May 18, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I attended the Religion Class board and the Y.M.M.I.A. board.

My wife Sarah F. and [I] visited our son Winslow F. who has Rheumatism.

[Thursday, May 19, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Presidency looked through the second story of the Vermont house with Dr. James E. Talmadge. It is being prepared to receive the Deseret Museum.

At 10 a.m. all of the Presidency and Orson F. Whitney and David O. McKay of the Twelve and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs met. I offered prayer. Minutes and Correspondence were read and passed upon.

All of the Twelve but the two are out in the field.

[p.649]I met with the Directors of Z.C.M.I. at 3 p.m. The ballance of the [day] was spent in the office signing letters. Prest. A. H. Lund and I had a short Auto ride with John C. Cutler. I met with Dr. Maggie Roberts class in obstetricks at the Relief Society Hall and among several others spoke to some 35 of them and quite a body of other people. Good singing, good talking, and good praying. My wife Sarah has gone to Ogden to be with her Brother Ezra who has had a son killed.

[Friday, May 20, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was at the office most of the day. I met with the Directors of the Utah National Bank. I met with manager and Executive Committee of the Utah Idaho Sugar Company. We agreed tha[t] all things being equal the new Sugar factory should be put at Richfield.

[Sunday, May 22, 1910 – Salt Lake City] My son Winslow F. is sick with Rhumatism.

I went to Ogden. I attended the funeral [of] Cecil Earl Farr, son of Ezra Farr, who was killed by a log train near Dee in Oregon. He was just over 21 years of age. His head was cut off. The funeral was held in the 4: Ward meeting house.

We spent the evening at Winslows. He is quite poorly.

[Monday, May 23, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Directors of the Idaho Utah Sugar Co. met at their office at 10 a.m. Regular business was attended to, then the Question of the location of a Sugar factory in Sevier Co. was considered. A committee of citizens from Richfield called upon us. After some consideration by the board the whole subject Matter was refered to the Executive Committee with power to act.

Miss Cambell entertained about two hundred people at Prest. Frank Y. Taylors. We had a most excelent time Watching the [Halley’s] Commet and seeing the Eclipse of the moon and eat[ing] Cake, Cream and strawberry[s].

Prest. John R. Winders funeral cost $2,022.45.

[Tuesday, May 24, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I spent the forenoon with the Manager, Attorney Chief Faviner[?] and the Executive Committee of the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. and a committee of two of the Citizens of Richfield on the Question of the Location of a Sugar Factory. We did not reach an agreement but we will meet at the call of the Manager.

[Thursday, May 26, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I met with the Directors of the Con. W. & M. Co., also with Em-migration Canyon R.R. Co.

[p.650]I had a Auto Ride with John A. Groesbeck wife and daughter. My wife Josephine and daughter Arzella went with us. We road 27 miles.

[Saturday, June 4, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Presidency spent the entire day in the Office receiving Visitors, reading and Answering letters. We also went through an appeal case from North Weber stake and confirmed the decision of the High Council.

[Sunday, June 5, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The sessions of the joint Conventions of the Young Men, Young Women and Primary Associations were held. Prest. Joseph F. Smith presiding, assisted by H. J. Grant and the presidents of the Young Ladies and the Primary. We had excelent Music and sweet songs.

Many speaches both Morning, Noon, and Night.

Prayer and Benedictions were choice. The large Audience was most happy, enjoying a most rich flow of the Holy spirit. It is one of the days long to be remembered.

My sick are all better to night.

[Wednesday, June 8, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I attended the Commencement exercises of the University of Utah today.

Everything passed off splendidly. The Prayer and Benediction were fine. The Music in all its numbers was grand. All of the Papers were in most excelent form and contained Matter of Worth. 165 students received various degrees & certificates.

Joseph L. Rawlins received The Degree of Dr. of law.

[Friday, June 10, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I took my son George Albert to Springville to day and left him with Dr. Dell Boyer to look after [him] for a short time.

At 11:45 the sleeping car Unique left the City with about 20 of Directors and Managers and employes and friends of the Con. W. & M. Co. for a trip to their business houses in Southern Idaho and Northern Utah.

[Saturday, June 11, 1910 – Southern Idaho] At Pocatello Ass. Sup. D. S. Spencer had his car attached to the Unique and Bp. Geo. Romney, Joseph F. Smith and Myself were invited to occupy the car with him during the ballance of our trip.

We visited our house at Burleigh and went on to Twin Falls where we had dinner. Visited our building which is a fine one. We drove to the Shoshone Falls and to Perrines Apple Orchard, returned to our [train] and went on to Buhl where visited our house and stoped over night. We have a fine place here.

[p.651][Sunday, June 12, 1910 – Buhl to Idaho Falls, Idaho] We went from [Buhl] to Goodins where we have a nice place. We took an Auto ride we and [?] Governor Goodins.

We went from here to Blackfoot where we visited another large and well equipped house. We went on to Idaho Falls where we have our largest place. We attended meeting at 8 p.m. The speakers were Geo. Romney, W. W. Riter, James Moyle, Myself and Prest. Joseph F. Smith. The attendance was large.

Part of us slept at Gilbert Wrights elegant new home.

[Monday, June 13, 1910 – Idaho Falls] Our Cars were sent to Ashton and the party went [in] autos around through farms, visiting on the way our houses at Rigby, Rexburg, St. Anthony and Ashton. The latter place has a fine place, the others not so good.

[Tuesday, June 14, 1910 – Pocatello, Idaho, to Logan] We went on to Montpelier where we dined, had an Auto ride and Went through our great building, among the best we have. We went to Logan. Had a Banquet at the Agricultural College, the very best meal we have had. It was the most tastefully arranged.

We went through our business house and found a great Building.

[Monday, June 20, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Prest. A. H. Lund is in Sanpete Co. Prest. Joseph F. Smith and Myself spent most of the day in the office. We had a call from the Governor Wm. Spry and a young Mr. N. W. Eldridge who talked over the Moving picture Proposition.

[Tuesday, June 21, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I went out to the Saltair Beach and attended a Banquet given in honor of Sister Louie B. Felt. 37 persons sat down to a nice Meal in the ship Restaurant. My son George Albert and Bro. John Acomb are stoping there.

[Monday, June 27, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Board of Directors of Wandermere Park met at 8 p.m. and looked over its affairs and found it prosperous.

I am more than pleased with the improvements that have been and are being made.

[Wednesday, June 29, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At 2:30 in the Temple I sealed My son Joseph Harmon Smith and Sarah McKinon.

I also sealed my Nephew Byron Owen Colton and Helen Merkley of Vernal, Utah.

[p.652]We held a reception at Aunt Josephine. About seventy five persons were present.

The Newly Married Couples were both with us.

I am well pleased with the day. Four of my sisters were present Mary A., Sarah M., Grace L. and Lizzie.

[Thursday, June 30, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Quite a number of the people who were at our house last night ate to much food or something was wrong with the same.

The month has been a very warm one. The earth is very dry.

[Friday, July 1, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The day was a hot one. I was in the office all day. We received several callers.

A number of letters were received and answered. We paid out about 20 thousand dollars to day.

[Saturday, July 2, 1910 – Salt Lake City] In the evening we attended the Motor races at Wandermere. I had never seen them before and enjoyed them very much.

It requires great Indurance.

[Sunday, July 3, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I attended fast meetings in the Temple at 10 a.m. and in the 17th Ward at 2 p.m. Both meetings were choice. Many Testimonies being borne and good singing given.

Prest. Joseph F. Smith in the Temple fast meeting made one of his telling talks on the proper administration of the ordinances and said minor errors would not count against their efficacy in the interest of those for whom they were given.

[Monday, July 4, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Prest. Joseph F. Smith and Wife Mary, Bp. C. W. Nibley and Budges[?] left for a trip to Europe to day at 7:10 a.m.

I was at my home most of the day. At 5 p.m. I went out to Saltair and had a nice visit with my Son George Albert who is stoping there. he is improving in his health.

It is thought that Aunt Bathsheba is parylized in her legs, so Dr. C. H. Wilcox says.

[Wednesday, July 6, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was at the office all day suffering from Lumbago.

We granted about 12 thousand dollars as aids to meeting houses.

[p.653][Friday, July 8, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The day was a very hot one. We were at the office Most of the day.

About thirty thousand dollars was appropriated to churches and other things.

[Monday, July 11, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The entire day was spent at the office by Prest. A. H. Lund and

Myself. Bp. Butter a Councillor of Cornish Ward, Cache, called upon us and we granted them an extra $400.00 for their meeting house.

Aunt Bathsheba Smith is very poorly. I called upon her three times to day.

[Tuesday, July 12, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Mexican Rubber Co. board of Directors met and heard the Report of the Managers visit to Tabasco. Also the Report of the Committee. The Rubber is said to be doing nicely. Bananas not so well.

[Thursday, July 14, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. Prest. A. H. Lund, Myself, Francis M. Lyman, Hyrum M. Smith, C. W. Penrose, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay, Joseph F. Smith Jr., John Smith and Geo. F. Gibbs present.

We Read our Minutes and transacted routine business. The case of Junius F. Wells was talked over and work on the Monument at Sharon was considered.

[Friday, July 15, 1910 – Salt Lake City] In the evening I went out to Saltair with Josephine. We had a visit with George Albert.

[Monday, July 18, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I met with the Peace Committee and paid my fee for 1910 $1.00.

[Thursday, July 21, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Directors of Z.C.M.I. met at 3 p.m. They looked over the new store. It will be very fine.

[Friday, July 22, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I received the following Telegram

Chicago Irrigation Association earnestly and Cordially invites you Attend Banquet here next Thursday night, July twenty eight. Deliver address subject Development and Progress of Irrigation. Wire immediately so that proper reservations can be made. God bless you. Don Farnsworth.

I notified Mr. Farnsworth I could not but thanked him for the invitation.

I loaned my son Winslow $150.00 to go to Chicago.

[p.654][Sunday, July 24, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Sixty three years ago to day the Pioneers entered this Valley. My father Geo. A. Smith among the number.

[Monday, July 25, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Pioneer day was celebrated at Wandermere Park under the auspices of the Daughters of the Pioneers. Senator Reed Smoot master of ceremonies. Senator Smoot delivered a nice oration.

68 of the Pioneers of 1847 were present, 4 members of the Mormon Battalion, one person born on the ship Brooklyn on its trip around the horn.

I took Josephine and Arzella and Josephine and went out to Saltair and had a bath. My son George A. is stoping at Saltair. He is improving.

[Thursday, July 28, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I sat during the evening for a long time by the sick bed of Aunt Bathsheba W. Smith. She is feeling better than at any time since her sickness.

[Saturday, July 30, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I went to Saltair and had a nice lunch with My sons Don C. and Joseph H. and their wives and My Bessie and Don children and some other friends.

I spent the night with my son George Albert.

We had an elegant bath in the Lake.

[Sunday, July 31, 1910 – Saltair] I spent the entire day reading and sleeping. My wife Sarah came out for a short time. Also my sons daughter Edith who stoped over night.

[Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I Presided at Rev. Madison C. Peters meeting in the Assembly Hall in the evening at 8 p.m. In defense of the Jews and their work in the world.

[Thursday, Aug. 11, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. The following brethren met: Anthon H. Lund, Myself, Francis M. Lyman, Heber J. Grant, Reed Smoot, H. M. Smith, C. W. Penrose, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, A. W. Ivins, Joseph F. Smith Jr., John Smith & Geo. F. Gibbs.

We talked over reports of some new Marriages. It was decided if evidence can be got [we] will sever such parties from the church.

[Friday, Aug. 19, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I met the Directors of the Utah National Bank. We did up routine business.

[p.655]Prest. A. H. Lund, C. W. Penrose and H. J. Grant and I talked over the Loan of twenty thousand dollars Jos. Silver and Bros.

[Saturday, Aug. 20, 1910 – Salt Lake City] In the evening I went out to Saltair and took Bessie and Arzella my daughters and two other girls. I made up my mind to stop over night with my son George Albert.

[Sunday, Aug. 21, 1910 – Saltair] I spent the day in my sons quarters at the Resort taking two baths and sleeping most of the day.

[Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent at the office in Routine Work. We had a long letter from 2 Coun. Gosland on the Geo. C. Parkinson Matter. Also a call from 1 Coun. Geddis on the same subject. He says the people of the Oneida Stake are shot all to peices by the Report of the Committee.

[Thursday, Aug. 25, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Presidency and Twelve met at 10 a.m.

Present: A. H. Lund, Myself, Francis M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, Geo. A. Smith, Reed Smoot, Orson F. Whitney, Chas. W. Penrose, Joseph F. Smith, Patriarch John Smith, Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs.

We had some conversation over the Jos. Silver Matter.

The Directors of the Con. W. & M. Co. met at 3:10 p.m.

A Mr. Fowler who claimed to [be] a representative of the Omaha Bee and other papers called upon us wishing our endorsement to visit among the people.

[Saturday, Aug. 27, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I spent the forenoon in the office with LeGrand Young [and] Joseph Silver trying to get Matters shaped in regard to a loan of $20,000.00 to save property endangered by sale.

[Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1910 – Salt Lake City] All day at the Office. Usual supply of letters. We had some callers. All goes well although Money is tight.

[Friday, Sept. 2, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I paid the Water Tax for 23 N. W. T. [North West Temple] St. and 83 W. 1 North St. $63.00.

[Saturday, Sept. 3, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Prest. Joseph F. Smith returned from a two months trip in the old world this morning.

[p.656][Monday, Sept. 5, 1910 – Salt Lake City] It has been labor day. I did not see the great parade. All of the resorts were filled with people.

[Monday, Sept. 12, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Prest. A. H. Lund and I looked through the Temple and talked with several employes. We learned that several Keys to the doors are out and that two had been lost.

[Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Prest. Joseph F. Smith has been quite poorly to day. He has had to many callers.

The day in the Office was a strenuous one. Many callers and some wants looking to helping in the many meeting houses being built.

[Friday, Sept. 16, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office. Prest. Joseph F. Smith is still quite poorly.

[Saturday, Sept. 17, 1910 – Salt Lake City and Richfield, Utah] The County fair is being held here. We went out and saw Races and some Broncho horses rode.

I put up at Prest. W. H. Seegmiller home.

We went to the fair and witnessed some strange scenes, boys smoking and some Profanity.

[Sunday, Sept. 18, 1910 – Richfield] [stake conference] Orson F. Whitney and I met at 9 a.m. with the Presidency of the stake and High Council. We informed that President Seegmiller had been released at his request which would desolve the Presidency. His release was accepted and Robt. D. Young, James M. Peterson and John Christiansen selected to present to the Priesthood and Saints to preside over the Sevier stake of Zion.

At 12 p.m. Priesthood meeting and we agreed as to the Presidency and High Counselors and Alternates.

2 p.m. Conference met.

Myself and Bros. Whitney, Seegmiller, J. S. Horne, Robt. D. Young and several others spoke. All of the brothten was named had been agreed upon in the Priesthood meeting were sustained and a good feeling shown.

We had supper at the Pantheon Hotel. I am 62 years old to day.

[Monday, Sept. 19, 1910 – Richfield and Salt Lake City] My son Glenn is 17 years old to day. My wife Josephine entertained [p.657]about 35 of my decendents tonight at her home. We had a pleasant time to gether. George Albert and our daughter Priscilla S. Langton were absent.

[Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Bathsheba Wilson Bigler Smith died at 10 a.m. at her daughter Bathsheba Smith Merrills home.

[Thursday, Sept. 22, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The following brethren met at 10 a.m.: A. H. Lund, myself, F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, Hyrum M. Smith, Reed Smoot, Charles W. Penrose, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay, Joseph F. Smith Jr. and Geo. F. Gibbs.

We went through routine business. Read letters and considered G. C. Parkinson case. We were together most of the day.

[Sunday, Sept. 25, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The funeral of President Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith of the Relief Societies of the Church was held at 2 p.m. in the Tabernacle.

The speakers were Bp. F. S. Tingey, Prest. Nephi L. Morris, Emmeline B. Wells, Joseph E. Taylor, Mrs. Dusenberry, Prest. Anthon H. Lund and Richard W. Young. Benediction by Patriarch John Smith. Angus M. Cannon Dedicated the Grave. The Expense of funeral is $306.50 as per bill of Jos. W. Taylor.

[Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Prest. A. H. Lund, Myself, Prest. F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, Reed Smoot, H. M. Smith, C. W. Penrose, Geo. F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, David O. McKay, A. W. Ivins and Joseph F. Smith Jr. met and had Prayers. Prayer by Prest. F. M. Lyman. Mouth at the Altar Reed Smoot. We talked over Conference Matters and Polygamy Matters some.

5 p.m. the brethren that met in the morning met and were together until 8 p.m. Considering Conference matters and the handling of offenders against the church and state.

[Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I met with the heirs of Bathsheba W. Smith and heard her Will read. She gave all of her property to her daughter after paying debts and funeral expenses.

[Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was at the Office most of the day. I attended the Directors meeting of H. J. Grant and Co., Home Fire insurance Co., the Religion class board and the Y.M.M.I.A. board. The Twelve are examining [?] Polygamy cases.

[Thursday, Oct. 13, 1910 – Salt Lake City] All of the Presidency and All of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson [p.658]and Geo. A. Smith were present. Also patriarch John Smith and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs were present. We transacted Routine business. We Agreed to increase the allowance of Most of the Twelve and the Patriarch about $600.00 each.

[Sunday, Oct. 16, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I received the following Telegram

Snow Flake, Arizona

Mother died today. Notify President Smith

Sam. F. Smith

[Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1910 – Salt Lake City] We sent the following Telegram to Prest. Samuel F. Smith.

Snow Flake, Arizona

We all deeply Condole with you all in the death of your Mother and the girls. Also in the passing of Cousin Amy Smith Taylor, Aunts Bathsheba, Lucy Walker Smith and Uncle Silas Sanford all following so closely one upon another. Love to all

Joseph F. Smith
John Henry Smith

[Monday, Oct. 24, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office. Politics is getting exceedingly hot all over the land.

The Prohibition one is burning fiercely here. My son George is gaining a little.

[Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1910 – Salt Lake City] We had an intense day. A. W. Ivins brought up the Independence plow business which is in distress.

Nephi Clayton and Ashby Snow brought up the Michigan Salt Co. business which is also in distress. The Mexican Rubber Co. board had a warm time this evening. John McAllister of our Committee to visit the plantation reported some seming irrigularities which were discussed and found mostly hot air but It will no doubt prove of profit to the company.

Noble Warrum will now receive $200.00 per month salary. I had a nice visit this evening with Judge William McCarty. He feels we are in danger from the American party.

[Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was with the Presidency Most of the day in the office. We appropriated Money to several meeting houses and went through our letters.

[p.659][Thursday, Oct. 97, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Chas. Burton took Prests Jos. F. Smith, F. M. Lyman and Myself to see George Albert and they administered to him.

[Saturday, Oct. 29, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The forenoon was spent by the Presidency in looking over the Meeting house and other appropriations. We also investigated some of our endorsements which amount to large sums.

[Sunday, Oct. 30, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I had a short visit with my son George Albert this morning. He is feeling very nicely so he says.

[Monday, Oct. 31, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The entire day was spent in the office. We met first with Judge W. H. King and Fredrick Lyman in regard to the Canals in Millard Co. Franklin S. Richards was here in regard to some Mortgages on property at Cardston in Canada belonging to the C. O. Card family.

Some money for meeting houses.

Henry P. Richards and Wm. Ferrell were here in regard Josepa plantation. Manager Waddoups is to have holliday.

[Thursday, Nov. 3, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The afternoon was spent in the office. Politics is burning hot. Many dirty and unfair things are being said by both parties.

[Friday, Nov. 4, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I paid my own Taxes to day to the amount of $414.64 and my wife Josephine G. to the amount of $702.75. The larger part of the day was spent at the Office. We Made an appropriation of $25,000.00 for church taxes and quite an amount to meeting houses and other Matters.

[Monday, Nov. 7, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I called upon my son George Albert who is at Grays Sanatarium. He is considerably improved.

[Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I voted a straight Republican ticket to day before going to the office.

I was at the office most of the day. The Presidency and Twelve met and talked over the Henry Tanner polygamy case and concluded to handle with care and not to be a tyranical body condemning with out evidence and answering the Tribune clamor.15

[p.660][Monday, Nov. 14, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The old guard spent the evening with their wives at Mary S. Smiths home in honor of Prest. Joseph F. Smiths birthday. He was 72 years old yesterday. About forty persons were present. We had an excelent dinner With Music and songs and President Smith and I spoke.

[Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was at the office with the members of the First Presidency, F. M. Lyman, Reed Smoot, C. W. Penrose and David O. McKay. We talked over the Polygamy situation.

[Went to San Antonio, Texas, for the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress meetings, November 17-24.]

[Monday, Nov. 21, 1910 – San Antonio, Texas] The day was spent in meeting friends and Attending Committee meeting.

In the Evening a Banquet was given at the Hotel Gunther by the Chamber of Commerce. About three hundred guests sat down. It was a great spread. Congressmen and Governors were present and many made speaches, I among the number. We were up untill 1 a.m. A few became hilarious from drinking.

[Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1910 – San Antonio] The 21st meeting of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress convened in Beethoven Hall at 10 a.m.

Three Sessions were held and many speaches made.

I presided over the evening meeting. The Hall was crowded to suffocation. The speakers were Minister Calderon of Bolivia and William Jennings Bryan. I introduced them.

[Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1910 – San Antonio] Three Sessions of the Congress were held to day. Gov. Stubbs of Kansas and Schaffroth of Colorado were among the speakers. I spoke for some time on the question of a better education for our young men entering business life in the line of honor and honesty. I also spoke upon the question of Morality advocating the same standard for men as women.

[Thursday, Nov. 24, 1910 – San Antonio] Three meetings were held to day. At the first it was decided to ask Congress to hold the Panama Exposition in the Trans Mississippi section. New Orleans and San Francisco both want.

[p.661]I ate my Thanksgiving with a Mr. Sweeton of Kansas City, Mo. at the Saint Anthony Hotel.

[Went to mission conference in Kelsey, Texas, and to Independence, Missouri.]

[Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1910 – Independence, Missouri] Samuel O. Bennion, John L. Herrick and I visited Richmond, Ray Co., Mo. We met Charles Whitmer, a Nephew of David Whitmer who took us to His grave in the new cemetery.

The head stone of David Whitmer Base is dark sand stone 2 feet squair, sub Base Marbel about 14 inches squair. Column is Marbel about three feet in length surmounted by the Bible and Book of Mormon in stone. The entire Monument is five feet high. The inscriptions on the west front is as follows. The record of the Jews and the Record of the Nephites are one.

Truth is eternal. On the sub Base the name Whitmer is Inscribed with the name “Father and Mother” just above.

After visiting the grave of David Whitmer We called upon his grandson George W. Schweich who went to the Hotel and took dinner with us. We called upon his mother.

We went to the old grave yard to visit the grave of Oliver Cowdery and Hyrum Page but we could not locate them but were told they were in the north end of the Cemetery. We found the grave of Jacob Whitmer. The stone at his head is a Marbel slab about four feet high.

We returned to Independence having had a most pleasing day.

Of the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon Two are hurried in Missouri and one, Martin Harris at Clarkston, Cache Co., Utah. Of the eight witnesses five are burried in the State of Missouri and Three at Nauvoo, Ill.

[Thursday, Dec. 1, 1910 – Independence] Bro. Samuel O. Bennion and I went to Kansas City and He bought me an elegant Suit of Clothes. We returned to Independence and Visited the Danielson Plow works. I had a long talk with Samuel Peterson and Bro. Danielson over the financial condition of the Business. More Money has got to be had or the business will go under. We had a nice dinner at the Mission house.

At 3 p.m. I made a Call upon Joseph Smith, President of the Reorganized Church. He is nearly blind and also very Deaf. He is in good health and weighs 206 pounds. In the evening Bro. Samuel O. Bennion and I met Bro. John L. Herrick at the Union Depot and Bro. John L. Herrick and I took train for the west.

[p.662][Sunday, Dec. 4, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I have been gone 16 days, have traveled 4,376 miles and attended twenty-five meetings of various kinds.

I called upon my son George Albert at John Acombs. He has walked four miles to day.

[Monday, Dec. 5, 1910 – Salt Lake City] We have word from Washington that their is danger of the overthrow of the Diaz government [of Mexico].

We sent John M. Cannon to Warn our people about being cautious about taking sides but to carefully guard their homes.

[Monday, Dec. 12, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I was with Presidents J. F. Smith and A. H. Lund in the office during the forenoon.

We had visits with J. E. Talmage and Joel Ricks. Gov. Wm. Spry also made a call and talked over Railroad matters and also some troubles of things that are confronting him. The nation is being considerably excited over our affairs.

[Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I had a call this evening from Judge Warren E. Dusenberry. He is in poverty and wants help to the tune of $240.00 he wants to borrow. I went to school to him for a short time.

[Friday, Dec. 16, 1910 – North Ogden] President Joseph F. Smith, Bp. David A. Smith and Myself went to North Ogden to day and in company with a number of People from Ogden City. At 11 a.m. We convened with the Saints in the new meeting house. Bp. James Ward presiding. The building with its Church and Amusement hall and six rooms for Sunday school classes Cost $26,000.

[Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The time up until noon was spent by the Presidency talking over with John C. Cutler matters in regard to the Hotel Utah and the combining of the Utah Co[unty] electrical plants owned by Jesse Knight and others.

[Friday, Dec. 23, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent by the Presidency in the office most of the time. I met for a short time with the directors of the Utah National Bank.

In the evening the party who went to Vermont to dedicate the Monument at the Birth place of Joseph Smith about 75 persons were present. We had an elegant meal, some good singing and reciting and speaking.

[p.663][Sunday, Dec. 25, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I attended the meetings of the Ensign Stake. I spoke at the Assembly Hall with Bros. R. W. Young, Romney, Alonzo Young[?] Jos. Wells and Prest. A. H. Lund.

2 p.m. at the Tabernacle Prest. Joseph F. Smith did the preaching.

I ate my Christmas dinner at Josephines. We had a very pleasant Christmas.

[Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1910 – Salt Lake City] I spent a short time at Hyrum Groesbeck in the evening. His wife is very sick. Josephine stoped over night there.

Mark Austin of Sugar City, Idaho gave me and my son George Albert one hundred dollars each.

[Wednesday, Dee. 28, 1910 – Salt Lake City] The Presidency were busy in the forenoon. We had several calers. We went at 12 noon to the Photographer Galery of Bro. Thomas and had our Pictures taken in various forms.

[Thursday, Dec. 29, 1910 – Salt Lake City] At 9 a.m. the Presidency, Bp. C. W. Nibley and Franklin Richards and I met and talked the Saltair Railroad and Beach. I and C. W. Nibley and Franklin S. Richards were appointed a Committee to determine other differences with Nelson and Langford.

[Friday, Dec. 30, 1910 – Salt Lake City] Most of the day was spent in the office by the Presidency. We sat again for our pictures at Mr. Thomas Art Galary.

Sarah is at Ogden and Josephine is at Farmington.

B. F. Grant gave us a little of the inner workings of the American party and some of the Masons orders.

[Sunday, Jan. 1, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I attended the fast meeting in the [Temple]. All of the Presidency spoke and some ten others.

I had dinner at Sara F. at 1 p.m.

2 p.m. Ward fast meeting.

I paid $5.00 fast offering and $5.00 for house support.

At the Beehive house at 6 p.m. Prest. Joseph F. Smith set apart Emmeline B. Wells as President of the Relief Society. A. H. Lund set apart as first Counsellor to Sister Wells my sister Clarissa W. S. Williams. I was mouth in setting apart Julina L. Smith as second Counsellor.

[p.664][Monday, Jan. 2, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. to day Ann M. Groesbeck died. She was the Wife of Hyrum S. Groesbeck and was about 55 years old.

[Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Bp. C. W. Nibley, Frank S. Richards and I met with Nelson and Langford and talked over the Matter of handling the Saltair Matter.

We determined foreclose on the bonds and Issue a new bond, the Church to have two hundred thousand and Nelson and Langford to have one hundred and fifty thousand. The two to go halvers in the expense and the Church to be protected by the Insurance as now held.

The Rail road to hold the shorter bonds of Saltair.

[Thursday, Jan. 5, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. all of the Presidency and all of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot met and Patriarch John Smith and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs were also present. Prayer by A. W. Ivins. Mouth at the Altar A. H. Lund. Reports were made. Some letters were read. We talked over the question as to what to do with men who it was presumed had violated the Church Rules about marrying plural wives.

The Directors of Z.C.M.I. met and talked over the questions of the proper treatment of Customers by Clerks.

[Monday, Jan. 9, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The entire day was spent in the office receiving Callers and Receiving and answering letters.

Money is hard to get. I received a letter from Perry G. Snow wanting me to Borrow money for him.

[Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I mailed to P. G. Snow, Continental and Commercial National Bank, Chicago, Ill. Draft No. 106936 for $25.00 Made to me and endorsed to him.

I attended with my Daughter Elizabeth The Reception given by Gov. Wm. Spry and Wife at the Odeon to the state and other officers.

[Thursday, Jan. 12, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I met with the Nevada Land and Cattle Co. board. Also the stock Holders. We elected the old board of Directors.

The Knitting Co. board also met. The business has run behind to the tune of $10,000.00.

[Friday, Jan. 13, 1911 – Salt Lake City] My daughter Elizabeth was operated for her eye at the Grove Hospital by Dr. Stauffer.

[p.665][Sunday, Jan. 15, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I blest the 2nd son of My son Nicholas G. and gave him the name of John Henry Smith.

[Saturday, Jan. 21, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Presidents Jos. F. Smith, A. H. Lund and Myself spent the forenoon in the office. Willis Brown of Minadoka of Idaho called upon N. S. Hess in trouble with his wife who has left him taking three children with her. I asked by Telephone for Bro. Chas. F. Middleton to see Sister Brown and have a talk with her and I wrote her a letter.

[Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1911 – Salt Lake City] It was a busy day. The forenoon was devoted by the Presidency in receiving Company and Reading and answering letters.

I met with the Governor and several gentlemen to talk over the bringing together the flood waters of the Weber and Provo Rivers and Reservoiring at the head of Provo Kanyon.

At 4:30 the Sunday School Union board met.

[Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1911 – Salt Lake City] It was a mild, warm day. I met with the Directors of the Utah Idaho Sugar Go. Also the Directors of the Con. W. & M. Co. The Manager and Executive Committee of the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. met and decided to improve the Electrical plant on Bear River. It will cost about $50,000.00. The Y.M.M.I.A. board met at 5 p.m. I spent the evening at home.

I have just finished Scotts Waverly and T heo. Roosevelts trip in Africa.

[Thursday, Feb. 2, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. all of the Presidency and all of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson, Reed Smoot and A. W. Ivins met in the Temple.

Patriarch John Smith and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs [present].

I got excused and went out and blest my Sister Elizabeth Cartwright who with her husband [left] for Minnesota to have a surgical operation on her throat at the Mayos institute.

[Friday, Feb. 3, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office. The school board met and heard some reports from Supt. H. H. Cummings. Some wild ideas [regarding organic evolution and higher biblical criticism] are getting into Brigham Young University at Provo. Three of the Professors are belittling the Bible.

[Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office. The Presidency with Arthur Winter went over the Church stocks and in some cases revalued them.

[p.666][Saturday, Feb. 11, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day untill 4 p.m. was spent in the office by the Presidency. Nine thousand five hundred was appropriated by the church to meeting houses. I spent the evening at home.

[Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office, All of the Presidency being present. It is very cold.

The Sunday School Union board met at 4:30 p.m. We had a talk over some reports of an interference by Presidencies of Stakes with the Sunday School. We are getting reports from the Superintendants.

[Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I paid To Willard T. Cannon the final payment on the Dover Hotel building for J[osephine] G. Smith $258.41.

[Thursday, Feb. 16, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The Directors of Z.C.M.I. [met] at 3 p.m. and heard yearly reports. We increased our dividend for the year.

[Saturday, Feb. 18, 1911 – Salt Lake City] John W. Taylor came into the office this morning very much angered at President Francis M. Lyman and the Twelve. He ordered A. H. Lund and John Smith out of the office. He demanded an Interview with Prest. Joseph F. and me. He was quite wild. He staid over two hours. He said he had cursed My son George Albert for something He had said about [?] and had threatened to kill him. He demanded that President J. F. Smith call the Counsel of fifty to protect him from the Twelve in his violations of the law [for polygamy]. He felt nearly as bad about Hyrum M. Smith as he did about [entry ends]

[Monday, Feb. 20, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The Presidency were at the office all day.

At 11 a.m. the Board of Trustees of the Brigham Young University met in the office.

Present:  Joseph F. Smith, Prest. Joseph Murdock, Jonathan Page Jr., Stephen A. Chipman, W. H. Dusenberry and Myself, Susa Y. Gates, R. W. Young, and Willard Young of the [Church] Board [of Education], Prests. F. M. Lyman, A. W. Ivins, H. H. Cummings, Supt. of the Faculty, Geo. H. Brimhall and Jos. B. Keeler.

We agreed that the Presidency of the Faculty should Consider the Cases of the Teacher[s] in the University Henry and Jos. Peterson and R. V. Chamberlain.16

[p.667][Thursday, Feb. 23, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. all of the Presidency and All of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson, Reed Smoot & O. H. Whitney were present. Patriarch John Smith and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs were also present.

Prayer by Geo. Albert Smith. Mouth at the Altar president Joseph F. Smith.

[Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I spent the day in the office with Presidents J. F. Smith and A. H. Lund. We read to the Twelve some letters from Isaac Rusell and Ex President Theodore Roosevelt.

I called to see Aunt Emmeline B. Wells who will be 83 years old tomorrow.

[Friday, March 3, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent at the office. We appropriated some Money to meeting houses and some to a Snow Academy Gymnasium.

[Saturday, March 4, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office. We passed upon several appropriations. A number of Callers represented distressed persons in Millard Co. and at Payson.

[Monday, March 6, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office. $20,000.00 was guaranteed by the Trustee in Trust for the Birrtner[?] people. Wm. Bancroft[?] of Payson got $10,000.00 loan.

[Tuesday, March 7, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I sent P. G. Snow my check for $25.00. The Snows and Lamberts are to send him $25.00.

The Presidency visited the Temple and gave orders for the placing of more toilets in that building.

[Friday, March 10, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Most of the day was spent in the Office. $16,830.00 was appropriated to Meeting houses. One hundred thousand dollars in Utah Hotel bonds were bought to day.

[Tuesday, March 14, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Bro. Reed Smoot has returned from Washington with his wife.

[p.668]I spent most of the evening at My son George Albert who[se] wife is very sick.

[Thursday, March 16, 1911 – Salt Lake City] My son George Alberts wife Lucy W. Smith underwent an operation at the hands of Dr. Middleton to day in the L.D.S. Hospital.

[Friday, March 17, 1911 – Salt Lake City] During the noon hour I met with the Manager and Executive committee of the Utah Idaho Sugar Company. We had a good year. It is decided to recommend the appropriation of sufficient to pay a 7 per cent dividend for this year.

[Saturday, March 18, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Myself and wives attended the 55 birthday party of Susa Y. Gates. Fifty people were present. Prest. J. F. Smith, Senator R. Smoot and Gov. Wm. Spry was present.

We had a very pleasant evening.

[Wednesday, March 22, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I went to Spanish Fork with both my wives. I bought $268.75 worth of goods and paid thirty dollars tithing.

[Tuesday, March 28, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent at the office. The Twelve have excommunicated John W. Taylor from the Church for Insubordination to day.

I called to see Lucy W. Smith at the Hospital. I also called upon my son Winslow Farr Smith. Geo. A. and I called at James M. Savillles home. At[e] Ice cream with them and blest him.

[Wednesday, March 29, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The forenoon was largely spent in reading some documents on John D. Lee by Josiah Rogerson who made the short hand report at Beaver at the time of Lees trial [for the Mountain Meadows Massacre].

[Saturday, April 1, 1911 – Salt Lake City] We in company with a large number of other gentlemen Visited the Utah Hotel from Dome to Basement. It is a Magnificent structure.

[Thursday, April 6, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I was taken seriously ill at 4 a.m. Dr. H. Z. Lund was called. Conference Convened at 10 a.m.

[Friday, April 7, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Sick at home in bed all day. Had a few callers.

[p.669][Sunday, April 9, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I am improving slowly. The conference closed to day. It is said to have been one of the greatest ever held.

[Monday, April 10, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I am improving slowly, being up most of the day. I am reading Scotts Novel Quentin Durward.

[Wednesday, April 12, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I called over to Josephine a little while.

[Thursday, April 13, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I called up at the office a short time.

[Friday, April 14, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Still at home most of the day. Called at Josephines.

[Saturday, April 15, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I was at the office with Prest. J. F. Smith and Lund during the forenoon.

[Sunday, April 16, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I had dinner at Josephines. My son Geo. Alberts Wife came home from the Hospital today. She is now suffering from the Milk leg.

[Tuesday, April 18, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I spent part of the afternoon in the Office.

I paid my son George Albert on Account $100.00.

[Thursday, April 20, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 10 a.m. all of the Presidency and all of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson, Reed Smoot and David O. McKay were present. Patriarch John Smith was absent. Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs was present.

Many letters were read and suggestions made as to answering Magazine Articles. We concluded to use [entry ends]

[Friday, April 21, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Most of the day was spent in the office by all of the Presidency. Mr. Jordan received three hundred and fifty dollars to aid him in his work.

[Sunday, April 23, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I heard Dr. Jas. E. Talmage lecture in the Tabernacle on the King James Translation of the Bible which was accepted three hundred years ago to day.

[p.670][Tuesday, April 25, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office. I have felt uncommonly well. My son Joseph Harmon Smith had a son born to day.

[Friday, April 28, 1911 – Salt Lake City] We had a call from A Mr. Cole who comes here to contend in favor of a wet state. He is evidently quite a cunning Man.

[Saturday, April 29, 1911 – Salt Lake City]

Mr. Robinson of the London Times called on us. We spent some time with him. He sent a long message to his Paper.

[Wednesday, May 3, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The Presidency spent the day in the Office. A reporter of the New York World called upon us for information in regard to the Magazine articles.

[Sunday, May 7, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I attended the Fast Meeting in the Temple. I spoke a few words.

Eleven others spoke. Prest. Jos. F. Smith dwelt largely on the Insubordination that had grown up in the Matter of Plural Marriages.

[Wednesday, May 10, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The forenoon was spent in the Office. H. J. Grant & Co. Directors met, also the Directors of the Home Fire Insurance Co. The Y.M.M.I.A. board of Directors met at 5 p.m. The Question of the lack of faith in Many of the young people was talked over.

[Thursday, May 11, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I received a Telegram from Grace Littleton, New Hampshire. My Cousin Henry Clay Libbey died on Tuesday May 9th of Pneumonia.

At 10:30 a.m. All of the Presidency, all of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson, Reed Smoot and David O. McKay were present in the Temple. Prayer by Joseph F. Smith Jr. I was mouth at the Altar.

Reports were made and letters of interest were read. We had considerable talk on the best course to pursue in regard hold[ing] our young people in the line of duty.

I telegraphed to my Aunt Mrs. Henry Clay Libbey of Littleton, New Hampshire.

[Friday, May 12, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The Prohibition Committee called at the Office in the morning and secured the use of the Tabernacle to speak on Temperance on Sunday.

[p.671][Tuesday, May 16, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent at the Office. I received an appointment as a Member of the Capitol Building Commission by Gov. Wm. Spry.17

[Wednesday, May 17, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 2 p.m. I met with the Capitol commission. Present Gov. Wm. Spry, Secretary C. S. Tingey, Attorney Barnes, Col. C. E. Loose and Myself. Several Architects met with us. We talked over Matters quite freely.

We decided to go and see several state Capitols.

[Saturday, May 20, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I spent the forenoon in the Office. At 5 p.m. the Capitol Commission met. All the members were present. The Secretary of State and Attorney General leave for the East Monday May 22nd. The ballance are to go on the following Monday.

[Tuesday, May 23, 1911 – Salt Lake City] H. J. Grant took Mr. Robinson of the London Times and A. H. Lund, His Wife and Sister in law and Myself for a ride up in Big Cottonwood Canyon in his Auto. The canyon is most beautifull.

[Wednesday, May 24, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office. We appropriated some money to meeting houses and also to the LeGrand Young Railway. Mr. Robinson of the London Times called upon us and made some suggestion in regard to taking from the Key to Theology and Compendium some passages in regard to Plural Marriage.

[Sunday, May 28, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I attended and presided at the fast meeting in the Temple. We had a nice time.

2 p.m. I was at the fast meeting in the 17th ward. I was mouth in blessing my Grandson and naming him Robert McKinnon after his Mothers Father.

[Wednesday, May 31, 1911 – Salt Lake City] My son George Albert and I left for the East at 7:40 a.m. over the Union Pacific.

[Monday, June 5, 1911 – St. Paul, Minnesota] We reached here at 7:30 a.m. and went to the Hotel and had breakfast. We called at the Capitol at 9:30 a.m. met the Governor and several state [p.672]officers. The Secretary of State escorted through the building. It cost 4 Million five hundred thousand dollars and is in fine form. It is of Vermont Granite out side and a great variety of Marble from all over the land and from foreign lands.

The Executive officers are on the ground floor and the Courts and Legislative on the second floor.

It is a most creditable building.

We rode about sixty miles in an auto to Minneapolis and in the parks and grounds.

We left for Madison, Wisconsin being very tired.

[Tuesday, June 6, 1911 – Madison, Wisconsin] We reached here at 7:20 a.m. had breakfast at the station and went to the Capitol. It is built in the form of A Maltese Cross. It is but partially done but will cost when completed six Millions of dollars. It is also built of Vermont Granite and steel. Many beautifull stones are used in the interior. The four entrances are in the Angels. The Legislature was in session here. We met several leading men and was introduced to the speaker of the house the Governor and other officers.

[Thursday, June 8, 1911 – Boston] We reached here at 10:40 a.m. put up at the Hotel Loraine. We visited the Capitol. It is a Grand Old Pile More for the traditions connected with it than for its beauty of Design. It is made up of many additions. I[t] has splendid Corridors and some fine rooms with painting and sculpture. We met Coy. Foss and several other Officers who all treated us nicely.

[Friday, June 9, 1911 – Augusta, Maine] We went to Augusta, Maine and looked over their Capitol. It has Cost about two Million dollars. It looks well from the out side but is very plainly furnished on the inside. We saw the Governor of the state and other Officers.

We visited the Holowell Quarries of White Granite.

We returned to Boston at 11:30 p.m. I met Junius F. Wells and we decided to leave the party and Visit Kindred in New Hampshire, Vermont and Northern New York states.

[Saturday, June 10, 1911 – Boston to New Hampshire] J. F. Wells called and we arranged to met him at White River Junction. The party except Geo. A. and me will Visit Hartford Ct. and Providence R.I.

We went to Whitefield N.H. and put up at John Q. A. Libbey who is over 80 years and quite feeble. [He] is my Mothers only living brother, his [p.673]wife is nearly blind and a little younger than he. We had a nice visit during the evening. Their adopted daughter Efta Armington lives with them.

[Sunday, June 11, 1911 – Whitefield, New Hampshire] My Cousin Milford Libbey called with an Auto and took us to Littleton where we visited Mrs. H. C. Libbey and two daughters. The old lady is very feable being partially Parelized. We visited the grave [of] Henry Clay Libbey my Mothers brother. A very nice monument covers his grave.

I visited the Graves of my Grand Father Nathaniel Libbey and my Grand Mother Tirzah Lord Libbey and the Graves of My Uncles Charles, Jeremiah Cole, Geo. W. and Nathaniel Webster Libbey and their wives and some of their Decendants.

All have Nice Monuments.

We also called upon several Cousins. We stoped over night with Milford Libbey.

[Monday, June 12, 1911 – Whitefield and Vermont] We bid our Kinspeople good bye and went by train to White River Junction. We were met by J. F. Wells, Ben E. Rich and a Mr. Milne and Mayor Boutwell of Montpelier, Vermont who took us in his Auto to the Joseph Smith Monument where Bro. Brown gave lunch. We planted 6 trees. We called at the Barre Marble Quarries. Went through the Capitol.

We met twenty Elders and gave some advice and shook hands with. Said good by to friends at Montpelier and went to St. Albans.

[Tuesday, June 13, 1911 – Winthrop, New York] We went to Winthrop, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. We visited some of the Decendants of Grand Fathers Jesse and Silas. We made our home at Dr. W. C. Smith, grand son of Grand Father Silas. Bayard Taylor and a son of Dr. Smith took us out to the graves of Great Grand Father Asahel Smith and a number of other relatives. Among Grand Father Jesse Smith. We were much pleased with all of our relatives.

[Wednesday, June 14, 1911 – Winthrop] We stoped over night at Dr. W. C. Smiths. He reached home and we had a short visit with him. He is a Most usefull man in this Community. We called and bid Mrs. Seaver and son good bye.

Mrs. Sawin went with us to Norwood, where we had dinner with The Reeds, who received us very warmly. Mrs. Reed is a Sister of Mrs. Sawin and is a lovely lady and Mr. Reed a pleasing gentleman. We had an elegant dinner. We went on to Potsdam and Visited the old home where my Father was born. It is now delapidated but was an eight roomed house but one story high and was of wood.

We called upon Clarance Smith, R. Emmet and Ernest Perrin. The later are twins. They are great Grand sons of Uncle Jesse Smith. At 6 p.m. [p.674]we left for Washington, D. C.  I was more than pleased to be here with my son George Albert.

[Thursday, June 15, 1911 – New York City and Washington, D. C.] We reached [New York City] at about 8 a.m. We were Met by Prest. Ben E. Rich in the Great [Grand] Central R. R. Station and taken to the Pennsylvania Station where we took train for Washington.

We were met [by] Nicholas Morgan and taken to Senator Reed Smoots and met him. We went to the Capitol and met some friends.

We met our party and arranged to leave for Indianapolis, Indiana at 6p.m.

[Friday, June 16, 1911 – Indianapolis and Louisville] We reached Indianapolis, Indiana at 1:30 p.m. and Met Gov. Marshall and we were shown through the building and was well pleased [with] it and the City.

I received a Telegram from Reed Smoot. I was not needed at Washington, D.C. We went on to Louisville, Kentucky and put up at the Hotel Sielbach.

[Saturday, June 17, 1911 – Louisville, Kentucky] We went to Frankfort and Visited the Capitol meeting the Lt. Governor and Several other officers. This building cost less than two Million dollars and is very much like the one at Providence R.I.

[Monday, June 19, 1911 – Denver] We reached Denver at 10 a.m. went to a hotel and got Dinner and We spent the afternoon at the Capitol and was shown through it. It [is] a grand structure built of home stone. It aint well lighted. All of our party but George Albert and I left for home this evening. We went to our Mission home and stoped and had a very pleasant evening. Some of the Elders and saints came in and gave us some music. We spoke to them. President John L. Herrick was away [but] his wife treated us Royaly.

[Wednesday, June 21, 1911 – Salt Lake City] We reached home early and went right of[f] home. Found all well [but] Stanly our grandson. We have been gone 22 days and have travelled 7,747 Miles. Visited 9 Capitol buildings and had a good time.

I spent the afternoon with Presidents Joseph F. Smith and Lund at the Office. The former is quite poorly.

[Friday, June 23, 1911 – Salt Lake City] President Joseph F. Smith and Bp. C. W. Nibley left for Washington, D. C. to appear before Congress on Sugar Matters.

Prest. Lund and I spent the day in the Office.

[p.675][Saturday, June 24, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I met with the Capitol Committee at the Gov. Offices at 2 p.m. We were taken by some real estate men to visit a new proposed site for the Capitol building on the East Bench. It would be a Very fine one. We also visited the Grounds established by law riding 8 miles in Autos. All of the Committee were present, the Governor presiding. We decided to visit some of the stone quarries on Wednesday.

I informed the Secretary of State my bill for the trip was $227.06. Prest. A. H. Lund and I was informed by David O. McKay that it was being Circulated in Ogden City that the Presidency of the Church favored Ogden going Dry and Salt Lake going wet. We denied the statement.

[Sunday, June 25, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Myself and wives, W. N. Williams and wife, Hyrum Cartwright and wife and two children, Mary A. Wimmer, Bathsheba S. Merrill, Isabel Martin Smith went to Provo where we met Sarah M. Colton and Grace L. Cheaver at her home and spent the day. Commemorating the 94 birthday of our Father which will be tomorrow.

[Tuesday, June 27, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I voted dry at 7 a.m. to day.

I went to Ogden and Met Ben L. Rich. I made my report on the Nancy B. Farr Estate as administrator. My report was received and approved and I was discharged by Judge Harris.

[Wednesday, June 28, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The state has gone dry. A few Cities have gone wet.

I was in the office during the forenoon with Prest. A. H. Lund. During the Afternoon all of the members of the Capitol commission and three other parties went in Autos up Little Cottonwood Canyon and examined some of the Granite Mountains to find Materials to build the Capitol. We found some excelent Rock. We left two experienced Rock men to look farther.

[Thursday, June 29, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I met with the Capitol Commission. Present Secretary C. S. Tingey, Attorney General Barnes, Col. C. Loose, John Dern and myself. We met the experts who examined the stone and approved their Vouchers for services.

We approved all bills presented for the expenses of going east but mine which was not presented.

I attended the Dedication Services of Whitney Hall. Orson F. Whitney Offered the Dedicatory Prayer.

[p.676]The Cake and Ice Cream was passed. Dancing followed and all went Merry as a Marriage Bell.

[Saturday, July 1, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I went to Provo and drove out to my farm. Met Mr. Nelson and he is to Surrender to me my farm this fall and pay me $25.00.

[Sunday, July 2, 1911 – Salt Lake City] President Joseph F. Smith and Bp. C. W. Nibley reached home this evening from Washington, D.C. after a most satisfactory trip.

[Monday, July 3, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The Temple workers went up Emmigration Canyon for a Holliday. The Presidency intended to go but missed the train at 11:45 a.m. Bro. A. H. Lund joined them later. Prest. Joseph F. Smith and I cleared up the business on hand as a result of his absents.

He was well treated by Prest. Taft and all the leading men he met. Josephine and I took a ride of 8 miles on the street car.

[Tuesday, July 4, 1911 – Salt Lake City] All of the Presidency spent the forenoon in the Office.

I was at home during the afternoon and evening. It was a very quiet day. All of the Resorts were well patronized. I have never known a time so quiet on our Natal day.

[Thursday, July 6, 1911 – Salt Lake City] All of the Presidency and all of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot were present. John Smith Patriarch and Geo. F. Gibbs were also present.

[Friday, July 7, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 3:30 p.m. The Directors of the Utah Mexican Rubber Co. met at their office. It was rather a stormy meeting, John McAllister being quite grouty.

Reports were read showing our plantation to be in fair Condition. A large amount of money is due us by Acerage holders. I rode on street cars 10 miles.

[Monday, July 10, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I met at 2 p.m. with the Capitol Commission and we determined to invite five Architects from out side of our state and to ask all within our state if they would like to Compete.

[Tuesday, July 11, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 2 p.m. all of the Presidency met with five of the Conser-[p.677]vation Committee, Bp. T. R. Cutler and others. We talked the empounding of flood waters of the Weber River and the Provo River in Provo Canyon.

I met with Sugar board and the Sunday School.

[Wednesday, July 12, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The forenoon was spent in the office.

In the afternoon I met with Directors of the Home Fire Insurance Co., Heber J. Grant and Co. Also the Young Mens board.

[Thursday, July 13, 1911 – Salt Lake City] It is another very hot day.

All of the Presidency and all of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot met.

We had our usual singing and prayer.

We had some talk about some of the supposed New Cases of Plural Marriage.

At 11:45 p.m. Prest. Jos. F. Smith and Wife Allice and four sons and seven daughters and one grand daughter, Myself, Josephine G. and Arzella and Josephine, our daughters, Dr. S. B. Young, Bp. C. W. Nibley and Wife Ellen and daughter left in the Pallace Car Oppius for LaGrande, Oregon.

[Saturday, July 15, 1911 – LaGrande, Oregon] We reached here about 1 a.m. and remained in our Car until Morning.

At 10 a.m. We went to Conference.

At 2 p.m. several Bishops reported as also the President of the Stake.

We went to Perry to the home of William Stoddard. We visited the great Saw Mill here and stoped over night.

[Thursday, July 20, 1911 – Seattle, Washington] We arrived here at 7 a.m. The day was spent in riding about the City.

The People here are Celebrating what they call here the Golden Potlach (or harvest) of Gold from Alaska, When $750,000.00 of nuggets of Gold was brought into the Country many years ago. We witnessed a Wonderfull Procession of many floats representing many Industries in many of the walks of life. A number of Nationalities were represented.

Our party was entertained by different familys of the Saints.

[Friday, July 21, 1911 – Seattle] We went on the Steamer Princess Charlotte to Victoria, Vancouver, [p.678]British Columbia. We visited the Capitol Building and the Park, spending about three hours in the City and Visiting the sea side. We returned on the Steamship Princess Adelade to Seattle about 9 p.m. About 10 p.m. we left for Portland.

[Saturday, July 22, 1911 – Portland, Oregon] We reached here at 7 a.m. and to the Conference house and had breakfast.

We paid a visit to the Cement Plant Seven Miles up the Willamette River being Constructed [by] Bp. C. W. Nibley and Others.

[Sunday, July 23, 1911 – Portland] We held meeting at 10 a.m. in the meeting house. S. B. Young,

Myself, C. W. Nibley and Prest. J. F. Smith spoke to the Sunday school. 7 p.m. We held another meeting and all spoke again.

After meeting I met my son Glenn G. who left home some days ago. He is well. We slept at the Conference House.

[Monday, July 24, 1911 – Portland] Our entire party took a boat ride up to Oregon City and Back. We visited a great Paper Mill just at the falls of the Willamette River.

We had dinner at the home of Alex Nibley and at 6:30 p.m. we left for Pocatello.

My son did not meet his Mother this morning but I met him a short time and talked to him gently.

[Wednesday, July 26, 1911 – Yellowstone Park] At 12:30 a.m. we left for Yellowstone Park. We reached here at 7 a.m. and left in two Coaches to go around the Park.

We drove on to the Old Faithfull Inn and Put up for the night. We saw several Geysers shoot. We saw some Black and Brown Bears. The Hotel is of logs and is a marvel of its Kind. It cost about one hundred thousand dollars or more. 120 Rooms.

[Saturday, July 29, 1911 – Canyon Hotel, Yellowstone Park] We drove to Norris Basin and viewed the Many boiling water pots, the spouting Geysers. The variety of the paint pot holes and the Growler. We had dinner and Drove down the Gibbon and Madison Rivers to the Yellowstone Station in Montana.

My Drivers name was Dickerson and his home is at Weiser, Idaho. I gave him $2.00. We found our Car ready on train and at 7:30 p.m. we left for home. We gave the Porters $25.00 each.

[p.679][Sunday, July 30, 1911 – Salt Lake City] We reached home at 7:40 found all well. We held 81 meetings and traveld 3,052 miles by Railway, Auto and Coach.

I attended meeting in the Tabernacle at 2 p.m. It was Liberty Stake Conference. Geo. F. Richards and Nephi L. Morris spoke.

[Monday, July 31, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the office. Many letters were read. We received Callers and listened to Paper by Bro. Young for the Encyclopedia. I paid to Zions Savings Bank and Trust Co. Interest on Dover Hotel $105.00.

[Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I paid to day for side walk in front of old home $40.05, Aunt Mollies home $22.56, Chismon Place, $188.88, the $88.88 being interest.

[Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I paid a number bills. Among them $306.00 Interest, 37.65 my Clothes, Bennett G. & P. $33.26 for Paint, Noal Bros. $16.25, Higham Co. $9.60.

[Saturday, Aug. 5, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Prest. Jos. F. Smith and I was in the office most of the day.

We received a Frenchman who is the Correspondent of some Paris, France newspaper.

[Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I attended a Meeting [of] the Physicians in Barrett Hall and offered the opening Prayer.

The Governor spoke words of Welcome. I spent the afternoon at the office and evening at home.

My son Glenn G. after an absence of one month returned home to day having traveled two thousand fifty miles on Brake Beams, Freight Cars and on bars under sleeping cars. he seems wonderfully glad to get home.

[Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the Office in part.

I had a treatment to day at the Gymnasium.

We received information to day that a Conspiricy existed to take pictures of the inside of the Temple.

[Friday, Aug. 11, 1911 – Salt Lake City] In company with Bp. Thos. R. Cutler, Wm. R. Wallace, Prest. Joseph F. Smith, Myself and L. L. Hains left in an Auto to Visit the proposed Canal from the Weber River to the Provo and arround through Summit, Wasatch and Utah and Salt Lake Counties.

[p.680]We left at 7:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m. we met Thos. L. Allen at Wanship. We went to the Proposed intake and followed the intended Canal down to Provo the first day. We looked at the Deer Creek Reservoir and the intakes in the Provo Canyon near the Power dam.

We attended a Banquet in the evening at the Roberts Hotel given by the Provo Commercial Club. Mr. Fisher, Secretary of the Interior [was there]. Gov. Wm. Spry made a speach as did Mr. Fisher and others.

[Saturday, Aug. 12, 1911 – Provo and Salt Lake City] We stoped in the hotel over night. At 7:30 a.m. We followed the proposed Canal out to the devide between Utah and Cedar Vallies and from a high point took a look in all directions. We went through Lehi and by way of the point of the Mountain over to Herriman and Across Salt Lake Valley home. The proposition is a feasable one but will cost a mint of money. We reached home about 1:30 p.m. having traveled about 187 miles. The afternoon was spent in the office clearing up our letters.

[Sunday, Aug. 13, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I had a good nights rest but found on trying to move about I was very tired. Geo. M. Cannon and R. W. Young spoke in the Tabernacle.

Prest. Joseph F. Smith and I attended meeting in the 20th Ward in a surprise upon Bp. Geo. Romney who will be 80 years old tomorrow.

The speakers in the 20th ward at the surprise on Bp. Geo. Romney were R. W. Young, Myself, John C. Cutler, Joseph F. Smith, Bp. Romney made the response. The house was crowded.

[Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent by the Presidency in the Office. Money matters are very dose and many people are idel. I walked to day four miles and a quarter.

[Friday, Aug. 18, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The entire day was spent at the office. Evening at home. I walked five miles.

[Saturday, Aug. 19, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I took a treatment at Gymnasium.

Prest. Joseph F. Smith and I spent the day in the Office. We allowed some requests for money and met a few parties and visited with them.

I walked over five miles.

[p.681][Sunday, Aug. 20, 1911 – Salt Lake City and Farmington] I spent the forenoon at my homes. I presided over the services in the Tabernacle at 2 p.m.

Myself, Wife Josephine, Sons Nathaniel L., Joseph H. and their Wives went up to Farmington and [spent] four hours at our Son Nicholas G. Home. We had a very pleasant [time].

I walked thirty seven Blocks to day. I am gaining in health.

[Monday, Aug. 21, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I was with the Capitol Commission at the Governors office. We talked very freely over the Character of our building.

[Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent in the answering and reading of letters. Passing on Meeting house requests. We appropriated about $20,000.00 for them and Amusment Halls.

[Friday, Aug. 25, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The day was spent at the office in the usual routine of business but principally in hearing B. H. Roberts read one of the chapters of the History of Joseph Smith the Prophet prepared for the Americana.

[Saturday, Aug. 26, 1911 – Iosepa, Tooele County] President Joseph F. Smith and wife Julina, Wesley Smith and Wife, Albert Davis and Myself and Josephine went in an Auto to Iosepa Colony in Skull Valley.

It took us with stops about five hours. We put up at the home of the younger Brother Waddoups. Gov. Wm. Spry, a Mr. Creel, Indian Agent, H. P. Richards, Wm. and Harvey Cluff came out by train. Bros. Sears, Stringham, Farrell and Hogland Came in an Auto also. They stoped at Prest. Waddoups.

We had a very pleasant time calling upon some of the Natives. Their are Mouries, Samoans and Hawaiins and one Pourtegese.

[Sunday, Aug. 27, 1911 – Iosepa] We had a Sunday School Meeting at 10 a.m. Some exercises by the children. Prest. Joseph F. Smith, Myself and Gov. Wm. Spry spoke to the little ones.

2 p.m. We held regular Conference Meeting.

The board held their meeting as also the stock holders.

[Monday, Aug. 28, 1911 – Iosepa] Twenty two years ago to day this Settlement was established. It was celebrated by the Hawian Saints. Music and Song. Speaches were made by [p.682]Prest. J. F. Smith, Myself, Gov. Wm. Spry and Indian Agent Creel. We had a Banquet in the Hawiian style. 254 persons sat down to it. Several Nationalities were represented. It was an elegant Meal. The residents went to the playing of games.

At 4 p.m. we left for home. We stoped at Grantsville at Bro. Sam Wooley. We got home at 9 p.m. having traveled 144 miles. We rode in a wagon about 10 Miles.

[Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Prest. J. F. Smith and I met with the Directors of the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. I took a bath and Rub at the Gymnasium.

At 3 p.m. I met with the Capitol Commission in the Governors office. All were present.

We passed upon the Program of Competition for the Architects.

The Ware house of C. R. Savage Sons was burned up. About $22,000.00 dollars was burned. Fire department was short of Water.

[Saturday, Sept. 2, 1911 – Salt Lake City] We spent the time until one o clock in the office and then went with Reed Smoot to the Ringling Bros. Circus. It was a good display of Animals and Acrobatic work and we enjoyed it with the thousands of others.

We returned to the office and closed up the days work. I called upon Phillip Margetts Sr. who is eighty three years old and blest him.

[Thursday, Sept. 7, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 10:30 a.m. the Presidency and all of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson, Reed Smoot, Geo. F. Richards and David O. McKay were present. Patriarch John Smith was not present. Geo. F. Gibbs Secretary was present. Prayer Prest. A. H. Lund. Joseph F. Smith Jr. was Mouth at the Altar. We were in Meeting until about three p.m. aside from 15 minutes for Lunch.

In the evening I called at my Son Winslows. I walked five miles.

[Friday, Sept. 8, 1911 – Salt Lake City] A baloon is floating over the City.

Another day was spent in the office largely devoted to callers. Two men from Oakland, Cal. want us to buy 25 pages of the Tribune of that City paying a thousand dollars a page in writeups for the Church.

Frank Leslies [magazine] want some articles at quite a price.

I walked six (6) miles to day.

[Monday, Sept. 11, 1911 – Salt Lake City] In company with Prests. J. F. Smith and A. H. Lund, H. J. Grant, Reed Smith [Smoot?], Jos. Murdock, Stephen Chipman, Wm. Armstrong, O. C. Beebe, W. J. Fitzgerald, J. B. Keeler, J. W. Knight, H. Heiselt, [p.683]Francis Kirkham, John Moon, Clyde R. Stark and Myself went part of us by train to Pleasant Grove, where we were met by Four Autos and taken to the Mouth of Provo Canyon. We ate Peaches and from there went along under the Mount to Wadlighs up to the Mouth of American Fork Canyon over the Bench to near point of Mountain back to Lehi. We had dinner and then went to the Pumping plant at the Mouth of Jordan. We also went on the West side of the Lake to where these men intend to put a pumping plant to raise Irregating water. We went to Bp. Granders Farm and ate our fill of Mellons.

We went on the west side to West Jordan and on home Having traveled by rail 37 Miles and by Auto 117 miles.

[Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I spent the forenoon with all of the Capitol Commission but Gov. Wm. Spry. I was at the office part of the day.

I was at the Alta Club building to meet about fifty other persons to talk over the Cannal from the Weber River into the Provo River.

We received a letter saying Photos had been taken of the Interior of the Temple.

[Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Mr. Stewart of the law Firm of Stewart & Co. called with a letter from the same fellow who had written us in regard to Pictures of the Interior of the Temple.

We also received six copies of various rooms in that building. The men who took the Pictures were Gottleib Unthick and Bozzard, Germans by birth. It is said they Claim to have been working at this for five years taking Flash light Pictures and copying records.

We had a call from Thos. Hull in regard to the Contents the Manual has on Socialism. Was at the Meetings [of] Home Life Insurance, H. J. Grant and Co. and Religion classes.

[Thursday, Sept. 14, 1911 – Salt Lake City] All of the Presidency and Francis M. Lyman, heber J. Grant, Reed Smoot, Hyrum M. Smith, Geo. A. Smith, Orson F. Whitney and Jos. F. Smith Jr. of the Twelve and Secretary Geo. F. Gibbs met in the Temple at 10 a.m.

Prayer by Prest. Francis M. Lyman. Reed Smoot was Mouth at the Altar. We received six pictures to day from Max Florance in New York showing some of the rooms in the Temple evidently during the Cleaning season.

We had lunch and were in session untill three O clock. I offered the Benediction.

[p.684]Prest Joseph F. Smith Telegraphed Max Florance he did not [have] anything to do with Thieves.

[Friday, Sept. 15th, 1911 – Salt Lake City] My wife Sarah Farr left at 4:30 p.m. for Chicago with her Sister Mrs. H. J. Sears and two of her children and a son [of?] Perry & Pearl Decker. I was very busy at the office.

[Saturday, Sept. 16, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Reporter Trauber called upon me and told me the Temple desecraters had opened desks.

[Sunday, Sept. 17, 1911 – Salt Lake City] Prest. Joseph F. Smith and I expected to find desks opened and we did, spending about an hour looking over papers.

[Monday, Sept. 18, 1911 – Salt Lake City] At 11 a.m. I met with the Capitol Commission. The afternoon spent in the Office. I wrote to Joseph Smith of Independence and My Wife Sarah F.

[Sunday, Sept. 24, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I attended the morning Conference of the Salt Lake Stake. 2 p.m. the funeral of John T. Caine was held.

[Monday, Sept. 25, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I received from my wife Sarah F. to day a letter. She has been under the weather with a bad finger. I wrote to her.

The Presidency was all day in the office. My shoulder is bothering through Rhumatic pains.

[Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I met with the Capitol Commission. All the members were present.

John Dern and I were appointed a Committee to look after improvement of grounds.

My arm is awfully lame.

[Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1911 – Salt Lake City] The forenoon found us busy.

I went to the Sanatarium and took a Turkish bath.

[Friday, Sept. 29, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I spent the entire day except one hour with the Directors of the Utah National Bank in the office. We read Whitney Article to the Oakland California Tribune. We had quite a number of Callers and we had a most excelent day.

[p.685][Sunday, Oct. 1, 1911 – Salt Lake City] I attended the fast meeting in the Temple at 10 a.m. and in the 17th ward at 1 p.m. I spoke in both meetings.

In the evening Prest. Joseph F. Smith and I went to the Reformed Jewish Synagogue. It is an elegant little church. Rabbi Freund with five singers gave the Yom Kippur exercises. It is in celebration of a fast.

[Monday, Oct. 2, 1911 – Salt Lake City] It rained all night and most of the day. At 10 a.m. the State Fair opened. I offered the Invocation. J. G. McDonald delivered an Address and delivered the Keys to Coy. Wm. Spry who spoke at length. The band played and all went as Mery as a Marriage Bell, but few were present.

At 8:30 at the Utah Hotel Geo. T. Odell and Wife entertained in the Interest of their daughter Miss Marie Odell. A Nice Ball was given and Many people were present.

[Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1911 – Salt Lake City] All of the Presidency and all of the Twelve but Rudger Clawson Met at 10 a.m. in the Temple. We did not go to the Altar. Patriarch John Smith and Secretary George F. Gibbs were also present.

We agreed to let the question of Prohibition alone for a while and try Local Option.

We were instructed to do no radical thing during Conference. All were to preach the Gospel.

[Thursday, Oct. 5, 1911 – Salt Lake City] In the office most of the day. President Wm. H. Taft is in our City. To day I was a member of the reception Committee at the [entry ends]

[Friday, Oct. 6, 1911 – Salt Lake City] [Date written but no entry.]

[John Henry Smith died on October 13, 1911, in Salt Lake City, Utah.]

Notes:

12. This is the first mention of a long illness of George Albert Smith, the exact nature of which is not made clear. George Albert spent much of the next two years regaining his health, spending some time in Ocean Park, some at Saltair, and some at the home of friends in Salt Lake City trying the “fresh air” treatment.

13. The Salt Lake Tribune reported on August 27, 1909, that B. H. Roberts shouted at the top of his voice in his talk at the funeral of Moses Thatcher: “You can’t rob him of what he has done. What if he did make mistakes? All human beings make them, but in comparison with the brilliancy of his record for the church, his mistakes sink into insignificance. He bore witness of the truth by suffering. In the days of his sorrow and trouble, men set a price upon his membership in the church and he paid it.”

14. The article mentioned probably refers to “The Origin of Man,” reprinted in James R. Clark, comp., Messages of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1970), 4:199-206. Moderate in tone, the statements emphasized the church’s teachings regarding the special creation of humans.

15. The Tribune “clamor” was a listing in its October 8 edition of more than two hundred Mormon men, including six Apostles, who had taken post-Manifesto wives. For the impact of this disclosure, see Richard S. Van Wagoner, Mormon Polygamy: A History (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1986), 185-87.

16. The three professors, who refused to change their teaching on evolution, were either fired or resigned. For a broad view of this controversy, see Gary James Bergera and Ronald Priddis, Brigham Young University: A House of Faith (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1985), 131-71.

17. The 1911 session of the Utah legislature had just approved the building of a new state capitol building. The legislature had been meeting in the City and County Building.