The history of Z.C.M.I, Jan 30, 1891

-- Jan 30, 1891
[Apostle Abraham H. Cannon Journal] After some little discussion it was decided that it will be best for Z.C.M.I. and other corporations to cease paying tithing on their earnings but leave the stockholders to pay from their dividends. The custom, however, of deducting the tithing from the wages of employees was not discontinued. It was thought proper in some instances to induce eastern Gentiles of respectability to take stock with us in some of our large corporations. They would thus feel interested in protecting us in case of attack on our institutions. It was reported that there are many thieves working in Z.C.M.I. whose thefts have been discovered. Whether to make public examples of them or merely discharge them, was referred to the Board of Directors. (1)

-- Jan. 30th, 1891
[Apostle Abraham H. Cannon Journal] ZCMI deducted tithing before paying wages to employees. (2)

-- Feb 13, 1891
[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] 13 I signed 13 Recommend. I received 14 Letters. I wrote 1 Letter to Sarah. I signed 26 Stocks of ZCMI. I Met with Clawson & Trumbow. (3)

-- Feb 16, 1891
[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] 16 I went to the Gardo and Signed 19 Recommends. I received 20 Letters. I met with Clawson, King & several other visitors & with the ZCMI Board. (3)

-- Mar 16, 1891
[Apostle Franklin D. Richards Diary] Attended a meeting of 2 of presidency 5 of the 12 and several of the ZCMI Directors where it was considered whether to become part owners in the Salt Lake Times concluded favorably if it can be carried out safely as a Republican paper. (4)

1 - Diary of Apostle Abraham H. Cannon
2 - Abraham H. Cannon Journal Excerpts
3 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
4 - Diary Excerpts of Franklin D. Richards, 1887-1897
LDS History Chronology: Z.C.M.I

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