Moses Thatcher as President! The Bullion Beck mine apparently was one of the four big mines in the Tintic mining district near Eureka, and the headframe at the mine entrance is still there in good condition, and is a Utah State Historic Site. John Beck was the primary owner, and a convert from Germany. I think he made a lot of money off of this mine.
During the presidency of John Taylor the church bought stock in Bullion Beck. There was conflict in the Quorum of the 12 over how the stock was managed.
In particular Heber J. Grant felt that George Q. Cannon was mismanaging the stock. This conflict was one of the reasons that the first presidency was not reorganized for three years after the death of John Taylor.
Ronald Walker has written an number of aritcles of this topic.
Comment by john willis — February 13, 2014 @ 12:25 pm
I wonder if A. E. Hyde is Alonzo Eugene Hyde, son of Orson Hyde, who served a mission in England, and my great-grandfather Frederick King was his companion on the return journey. Seems likely.