Lorenzo Snow, May 29, 1900; Tuesday

-- May 29, 1900; Tuesday
President [Lorenzo] Snow was at the office; Presidents [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith were at Preston [Idaho]. The following brethren called at the office and had a talk with President Snow in the interest of the L.D.S. College: President Angus M. Cannon, Bishop George Romney and Elder John C. Cutler. They informed President Snow that it had been quite a question with the Trustees of the school what was to be done for the coming school year. They had understood that President Snow and others had declared their opposition to the school occupying the top stories of the Templeton building another year on account of the risk to the lives of the pupils; and the trustees had learned that someone had suggested the Whitney corner as a most appropriate site for a college building and that some of the Church authorities had favored it, and upon the strength of this suggestion these brethren now informed President Snow that they had canvasses, during the past hour, among themselves and friends and had received assurances of $7,500. which was at command towards erecting a wing of a college building provided the church would donate the Whitney corner as a site for the same; their idea being to build a wing that would accommodate the present needs of the school, and this wing should be part of approved plans of a building to cost about $100,000., the wing to cost say about $20,000. President Snow, after listening to these brethren stated that he favored the Whitney corner as a site for the school, but he made no definite promises, but gave these brethren to understand that he would consult with his counselors in regard to this site. (1)

-- May 31, 1900; Thursday
At 11 o'clock the Presidency and the Apostles met in council meeting in the Temple. There were present: Presidents George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith, Elders Brigham Young [Jr.], John Henry Smith, George Teasdale, Heber J. Grant, Anthon H. Lund, Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot. ...

Brother Grant reported that in visiting the Granite [Utah] Stake it was evident to him that Bishop Apollos Driggs was not a fit man to preside over the Sugar House Ward. He found that he had

paid five dollars tithing last year and his clerk ten cents, and for several years previous Brother Driggs had paid no tithing at all. It looks on the face of it that by himself and clerk paying a little tithing they realized that they would escape being put on the list of non-tithe payers. The speaker said he took occasion to speak with President Frank Y. Taylor in regard to Bishop Driggs, but Brother Taylor was careful not to say anything disparagingly of the Bishop until Brother Grant stated that he had decided in his mind that Brother Driggs should be asked for his resignation, when Brother Taylor freely admitted that he ought to resign in the interest of the ward. The Council approved of Brother Grant's views and the name of Milan Attwood, second counselor to Bishop Driggs, was decided on as his successor, with Brother Ed. (?) Wood as Brother Attwood's first counselor. ...

Today President Lorenzo Snow, in behalf of the Church, donated to the Latter-day Saints' College a land grant north of the old Deseret News and East of the Temple. (1)

1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes

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