The report of total tithes received in 104 stakes during the nine months ending September 30 was submitted, showing a net decrease as compared with the previous year of $82,788 53 stakes reported an increase in tithes received. There was a net increase of 5,744 tithepayers. ... The attention of President Ivins was called to the action taken against Sister Elizabeth D. Barton by the Bishop's court of the 19th Ward of the Salt Lake Stake for alleged polygamy. The suggestion was made by the Bishopric that if the County Attorney were to be encouraged to prosecute some case of this kind it would have a salutary effect upon other individuals. President Ivins expressed approval of such a plan.
[Source: First Presidency, Meeting with Presiding Bishopric, Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]