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CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF
Held in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April 6th, 7th and
9th, 1899, with a Full Report of the Discourses.
ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.
FIRST DAY The Sixty-ninth Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat
Opening prayer by Elder Seymour B. ter-day Saints convened, in the Taber
The choir sang: April 6, 1899, President Lorenzo Snow 10 a. m. today, Thursday, Behold, the mountain of the Lord
In latter days shall rise,
On mountain tops, above the hills, Of the general authorities present
And draw the wond'ring eyes.
PRESIDENT LORENZO SNOW.
nere this W. Merrill, Anthon H. Lund, many Latter-day Saints Matthias F. Cowley, Abraham Owen morning. Sixty-nine years ago the Woodruff and Rudger Clawson; Patri- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
John Smith; of the First Seven Saints was organized. How many Presidents of Seventies-Seymour B. strange scenes have been witnessed
C. D. Fjelsted, B. H. Roberts, and what wonderful things have been
of the Presiding Bishopric, Wil- and Elders have been martyred while John R. Winder. B. Preston, Robert T. Burton and defending the great cause which God
established in the interersts of the salvation, exaltation and glory of
His children whom He has sent upon the first meeting, the attendance was
This is a lovely morning. All naConference was called to order by
ture seems to smile upon us. I would
like to ask my brethren and sisters, Singing by the choir and congrega- how do you feel? Do all feel to
rejoice in our hearts and to be happy? Come let us anew our journey pursue,
In view of what has been accomplished, Roll round with the year,
do we feel grateful to our Heavenly
Think of the persecutions appear.
through which the Saints have passed
Young, George Rulon rin; liam
Considering the fact that this was
President George Q. Cannon.