[John R. Winder] Made the following report concerning the labor that had been accomplished in the temple, namely, that since the temple had been open until April 2nd, 1899—475,662 ordinances had been performed, and from Apr. 2nd, 1899, to Apr. 2nd, 1900, 68,871, making a total of 544,337 ordinances performed since the temple was opened. He said that the interest in the work is increasing and the temple workers are perfectly united. In behalf of the temple workers Brother Winder presented President Snow some flowers symbolic of the authorities of the church, namely, three white lilies representing the First Presidency, twelve white roses representing the Twelve Apostles, seven white carnations representing the Seven Presidents of Seventies, three small white roses representing the Lesser Priesthood. These he bound together with
white ribbon and presented them to President Snow.
Remarks [by] Pres. J. F. Smith. ... Those who find fault with the prophet of God because of his weaknesses commit sacrilege—it is a sin. ...
[Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]