LDS Tithing History, Wednesday, Jun 25, 1902

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-- Wednesday, Jun 25, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Regretted that we have class distinctions among us. It is the poor who have built up the kingdom, and the saints should not separate themselves from them. Said he knew there would be great rejoicings among our people when plural marriage is restored, but that time will never come so long as the saints rob the Lord of tithes and offerings. (1)

-- Thursday, Sep 25, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Apostle Clawson reported the dedication of a tithing officeâ€"a very fine buildingâ€"at American Fork on Thursday evening last. There were present of the visitors, Apostle Woodruff, Bp. Orrin P. Miller, and himself, of the local brethren, the presidency of the stake, high councillors, and bishops of the Alpine Stake. Apostle Clawson offered the dedicatory prayer. Much good instruction was given to those in attendance. (1)

-- Wednesday, Oct 1, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Apostle Taylor said that at the recent Davis Stake Conference Pres. Winder asserted that the Davis Stake had fallen off thirty-three and one-third percent in their tithing. If this condition prevails in other stakes, should we not, he asked, make it a point to teach this law in all our stake conferences? In answer Apostle J. H. S[mith] said that one discourse on tithing should be preached at every conference, but care should be taken not to overdo it. (1)

-- Sunday, Oct 12, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Salt Lake City. Clear and mild. 7 a.m. Left by train for Preston and was joined at Logan by Bp. Wm. B. Preston. The purpose of our visit was to confer with the presidency of the stake and the four wards of Preston in regard to the building of a new tithing office to be used jointly for the benefit of the said four wards, also to decide whether it would be wisdom to sell the public square or any portion thereof. The First Presidency had advised that as a rule it would not be wise to do so. Incidentally we were expected to attend the meetings of the saints. We arrived at noon and visited the square and other church property. ... 4:30 p.m. Meeting of the visiting brethren, the stake presidency, the bishopric[s] of the 4 wards. The purpose of our visit was discussed, and it was finally decided that a tithing office should be built after the plan furnished by the Presiding Bishopric, which was a little smaller in dimensions than the plan furnished by the
bishops of Preston. Upon the explanation of Pres. Parkinson that the question of selling a portion of the public square was referred to Pres. Woodruff some years [ago] and decided by him that it might be done, it was now determined to resubmit the matter to Pres. Smith. (1)

-- Thursday, Dec 4, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Pres. Smith stated that the total amount of tithing paid in to date was a little in excess of the receipts for last year covering the same period. (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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