-- Mar 14, 1899; Tuesday
The First Presidency received a call from Sisters Elmina S. Taylor and Maria Y. Dougall, who bore letters from Sister Susa Young Gates, informing them that Mrs. May Wright Sewall, President of the National Woman's Council of America, had invited Sister Gates to become a delegate to the Quinquennial International Council of Women, to be held in London [England] next June. Sister Gates and Sisters Taylor and Dougall as well, desired to know the mind of the Presidency upon this point. They felt that Sister Gates should accept the appointment. The subject assigned her is the same on which she spoke at the Trans-Mississippi Council of Women, namely, Household Economics, and because of the able manner in which she handled it on that occasion, Mrs. Sewall wanted her to speak upon it at the London Council.
Hon[orable]. Horace Cummings, a member of the House of Representatives, Utah Legislature, called and chatted with Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow and [George Q.] Cannon on legislative affairs, mainly the Senatorial contest just closed.
Sister Anna, a Sandwich Island girl, who went to Washington [D.C.] with other sisters to attend the Council of Women, called and thanked the Presidency for sending her. She brought a message from Queen Lil- ex-monarch of Hawaii, who wished her to say to the Presidency that her presence and her speech in the Council had done more good for the Sandwich Island people than anything else on that occasion.
Elders S[amuel]. R. Bennion and R[euben]. S. Collett, of the Stake Presidency of Uintah [Utah], also called. They reported that they had a large floating element in their Stake; many of them
young men, who had been baptized when boys and had afterwards strayed from the fold; after years of such life they wanted to be identified with the Church, and these brethren wanted to know if in that class of cases re-baptism would be necessary in order to obtain fellowship. President Snow answered that in all cases, where it was possible, the applicants should present recommends giving their standing when they left their Ward, as this might help in passing judgment as to whether or not they should be re-baptized; if they could be admitted without another baptism, it should be done. If not, they should be re-baptized. Another question asked was in relation to cases where persons had been cut off from the Church for adultery and wanted to return. Who should pass on their cases? The answer was, the High Council. (1)
-- Mar 15, 1899; Wednesday
Mr. Simon Bamberger met with the Presidency, as per appointment of Monday, and represented the present status of the Bullion-Beck mine. There was, he said, according to the statement of the Bullion-Beck Mining Company, enough ore on the dump to run a concentrator so as to realize six or seven thousand dollars a month, say, seven months in the year for three years. This was outside of the mine. The mill products would depend upon the price of lead, which was to-day and had been for some time past, $4.20, and would probably go higher and remain good as long as the country is prosperous. The mine was paying and probably would continue to pay as a dividend $10,000 a month; prospects were the same to-day as they had been for some time, and the output was also the same. One hundred and thirty-five men were engaged in the mine. On the fifty-one thousand shares which it was proposed the Church should control, a ten-cent dividend would pay $5,100, which would be used, first to meet the interest on $40,000, the first lien, held by Zion's Bank, which would be $4,000 a month. If the mine paid a ten-cent dividend all the year, there would be $30,000 applied on the principal every year, and in four and a half years the mine would pay itself out. Mr. [J. A.] Cunningham, the principal holder against the 51,000 shares of stock, was said to have remarked in a casual way, that if he could realize on the same he would not mind taking $100,000 of Church bonds, and it was thought that he would be willing to exchange syndicate bonds for Church bonds. The question was, would President [Lorenzo] Snow agree to entertain this proposition? Notes representing $250,000 would be issued by responsible parties forming the syndicate, and behind these notes there would be 51,000 shares of the Company's stock. President Snow was not prepared to answer Mr. Bamberger one way or the other, but he said that he would confer with Presidents [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith regarding the proposition. (1)
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
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