Other apostles vote against presiding apostle John Taylor's proposal to organize the First Presidency. Deseret News editorial "What Shall the Mormon Church Do?" quotes recommendation of the pro-Mormon Omaha Herald: "Let the Mormon people renounce all future polygamous marriages by an open and honest declaration, and there are not a baker's dozen of decent people in America who would ask that any such a brand [of abandonment] as is mentioned by the NEWS should be put upon the women and children." The Deseret News replies: "If the authorities of the Church were to take any such stand as some friends suppose possible, their enunciation [pronouncement] would in all probability be repudiated by the people." The apostles restate this fear in 1890.
[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]