[George Q. Cannon]
Bishop H. B. Clawson received an intimation from the U.S. Marshal that Elders Abraham H. Cannon and Heber J. Grant were in danger, and that they should take precautions. They were both in to see the First Presidency this morning, and we talked over the situation and gave them counsel.
... I brought to the attention of the Council the fact that there was some feeling among the people of this city concerning the meetings in the Tabernacle. There were many Sundays when there was none of the First Presidency or of the Twelve present, and sometimes even the Presidency of the Stake were absent, and there were only a few aged men in the stands, and the meetings are therefore felt not to be so interesting, and some had expressed the view that many became careless in their attendance because of this. I said there are probably four or five times as many persons present in our Tabernacle every Sunday as there are at any of the quarterly conferences of the Stakes that we attend, and I asked, would it not be a good idea for us to make appointments for brethren to be here on each Sunday—not always to speak, but to show the people that some of the authorities were there. The brethren all felt the importance of this. President Woodruff said he hoped I would be able to attend next Sunday, and if I felt like it, to preach. Brother Grant said he would be there also.
[Source: The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]