Lorenzo Snow, Sep 29, 1899; Friday

-- Sep 29, 1899; Friday
Presidents Lorenzo Snow, George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith were at the office.

An order for $4,000 was issued in favor of M[ilton]. D. Hammond and C[harles]. O. Card, to enable them to buy up Canada land scrip, with a view to preventing the depreciation of the land that is being earned by the brethren who are working on the Alberta canal, for the same purpose, President Cannon recently furnished Brothers Hammond and Card with $2,000, he receiving for it credit on tithing account. (1)

-- Sep 30, 1899; Saturday
Presidents Lorenzo Snow, George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith were at the office, where they met today with Bishop William B. Preston, Elders Charles W. Penrose and Horace O. Whitney, the purpose being to consider the advisability of giving to the Deseret News the Council House corner, upon which to build a permanent home for that paper. It

was decided, on motion of President Smith, seconded by President Cannon, to appropriate this corner as a home for the news; also to purchase, with the same end in view the property adjoining on the west, belonging to Hiram B. Clawson--a frontage of twenty-seven and a half feet on South Temple Street, at $300 a foot frontage; and that the work of clearing off from the ground the present temporary buildings, be commenced at once, with a view to completing the excavations and putting in foundations by fall for a five story building, to be finished in the spring. (1)

-- Oct 2, 1899; Monday
Presidents Lorenzo Snow, George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith were at the office.

Elder John W. Taylor, of the Council of the Apostles, called this morning, having just come from Canada. He had learned through correspondence with Canadian officials, that our people now settling permanently in that country, were entitled to three dollars a head for every adult male, two dollars for every adult female, and on dollar for every child, and it rested now with the First Presidency to decide whether this money should be accepted from the Canadian government. Brother Taylor had learned that they were offering five dollars a head for permanent settlers, and he recommended that the foregoing figures be not accepted until further investigation had been made. He also reported that he had seen Mr. [Charles A.] McGrath about his own personal affairs, as previously noted in this journal, and that gentleman had informed him that his company, having underestimated the work to be done on the Alberta canal, would not be able to do anything for him as they had hoped to do; so that nothing had come of it. (1)

1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes

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