LDS Tithing History, Saturday, Feb 27, 1904

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-- Saturday, Feb 27, 1904
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] The reports were very good and showed that the saints of the stake were taking a lively interest in the work. There are three high priests reported as non-tithe-payers, and 1 70 [Seventy] in the quorum reported by Elder [John A.] Sutton. (1)

-- Monday, Apr 4, 1904
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Salt Lake City. Clear and mild, heavy rainstorm in night. 7 p.m. General priesthood meeting in the tabernacle, Pres. Smith presiding. The speakers were Presidents Smith and Lund and Lyman, and Bishops [William B.] Preston and [Orrin P.] Miller. Much good instruction was given on the subjects of tithing, indebtedness, lesser priesthood, &c. ... Pres. Smith said he hoped to see the day when church improvements in the stakes, such as new meeting houses, school houses, and so forth, could be built by the church from the tithes of the people and that it would not be necessary to tax the saints as we do at present. That day would come, he thought, when the church is free from debtâ€"in the course of two or three years. (1)

-- Thursday, May 12, 1904
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Elder Smoot and Pres. Lyman attended the dedication of the Lake View meeting house, Utah Stake, Pres. Lyman offering the prayer. The house was fully paid for and $10 dollars in the treasury. The tithing receipts had not suffered by reason of this enterprise. (1)

-- Thursday, Jul 7, 1904
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Elder Clawson, as chairman of the auditing committee, submitted a report, showing the exact status of the church, Jan. 1, 1904. The said report comprehended the net surplus as shown by the books of the trustee-in-trust and as previously reported in detail, the tithing on hand in the stakes of Zion as shown by the books of the Presiding Bishop (and transferred to the books of the T.-in-T.) and the surplus of the Deseret News business. Upon motion of Elder Jno. H. Smith, the report was received, approved, and ordered to be placed on file. The showing made by said report was most excellent and encouraging. (1)

-- Sunday, Sep 25, 1904
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] 2 p.m. Continuation of conference, Pres. Welling presiding. Pres. Milton H. Welling was the first speaker. Topics treated. The presidency of the stake meet regularly once a week. High council united with the presidency. The auxiliary organizations all complete. Tithing this year will exceed that of last year. Elder Geo. Reynolds spoke briefly. R. Clawson. Topics treated. Spoke from the text [blank]. The saints must keep their promises and meet their obligations. (1)

1 - 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

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