[Telegram:] 'The house committee on territories this morning by strict party vote, ordered a favorable report on disfranchisement bill. No decision by Supreme Court.' ... The question of establishing a L.D.S. University with Elder Willard Young as president of thereof was talked over. Dr [James E.] Talmage told said it would suit him entirely to be at the head of a the scientific course department of such an establishment and be released from the duties of principal. Very busy in business meeting. I listened trying to store my mind with general information. Zion is growing and the multitude of business cares are piling up on the presidency. Their business must be systamatized or be neglected for no men can endure the strain and confusion now resting upon the First Presidency.
[First Presidency Office Journal, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]