-- Apr 23, 1900; Monday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow and [Joseph F.] Smith were at the office in the morning. President Smith left about noon to attend the funeral of one of his
Brother Parkinson called and had a consultation with President Snow about the Oneida [Idaho] Stake Academy, and the sum of $2,500. was appropriated in favor of that school. (1)
-- Apr 24, 1900; Tuesday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow and [Joseph F.] Smith were at the office. Bishop [William B.] Preston and President Smith, as trustees of the Brigham Young College, conferred with President Snow in regard to filling a vacancy in the trusteeship of that institution. Elder [Marriner Wood] Merrill was decided upon for that position.
This afternoon Dr. Joseph S. Richards had a long talk with the Presidency representing a claim which he alleged he had against the Church for property which the Church promised to sell to him in the days of President John Taylor. He stated that Bishop Edward Hunter promised to sell to him a piece of property adjoining the Richards homestead across the street fro the Temple block, south. This property had been turned over to the Church by Don Carlos Young as tithing and President Taylor refused to part with the property although Bishop Hunter had stated that the Church would sell. In the days of President [Wilford] Woodruff, this property was sold to the Literary and Scientific Society and in turn was sold by this society during the days of the boom to Dr. Richards who paid a high price for it. The Doctor opened a street called Richards Street, through the property hoping thereby to make considerable money by so doing, but when the reaction set in following the boom, instead of making money he lost considerable on the venture and his investment proved to be a failure. Now he calls on the Church to refund a portion of his loss because they refused to sell the property when he first received the promise from Bishop Hunter that the Church would dispose of it to him, and when he could have obtained it at a much lower figure than he was able to when he bought it from the Society. This question was presented to President Woodruff, who with President [George Q.] Cannon decided that there was nothing to arbitrate that method of reaching an agreement having been suggested by Dr. Richards. The Doctor now desires to arbitrate the matter but President Snow does not feel so disposed, although he took it under advisement. (1)
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
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