Thursday, October 24, 2013

Equal in Purpose and in Power


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Current Quorum of the Twelve
When the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was first organized in 1835, who held equal power to the Twelve?

a.      The combined vote of the Stake high councils

b.      The Quorum of the Seventy

c.       Both a and b

d.      The Council of Fifty

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   The first marine bicycle


From the Millennial Star of April 13, 1891:   A marine bicycle, the invention of an Ogden man, is being tested on the Great Salt Lake. A local paper gives the following description of the new piece of mechanism: “The body of the machine is made of two air-tight sheet iron tubes fourteen feet long and eight inches in diameter, and forming a pointed prow at one end, while the other is square. On this framework, which rests upon the water, is built a deck and steering apparatus. In the center of the boat is a mechanism much resembling a bicycle, which furnishes the motive power. The person sits upon a regular saddle and turns the wheel with his feet. Twenty paddles or water shovels give the required purchase and make the wheel resemble those used on a side-wheel steamer. Besides the bicycle, a sail will be placed on the forward deck which can be used in case of a high wind, or when the rider it tired. A pair of oars will also be shipped for use when necessary. The rudder is placed on the back end and will be turned by means of side ropes.”

Chronicles of Courage, comp. by Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1992), 3:31-32.

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