The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 482 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... what hotel he put up, how long he stayed, when he departed, which railroad he took, what streets he visited, of whom he made inquiries, nor does he give the name of any individual whom he met or with whom he conversed. But he shows decided ignorance of the names of streets in Salt Lake City, and of the prominent buildings, private and public, to be seen there. He speaks of the Tabernacle as: "A gigantic building supposed to be modeled on the plan of Solomon's Temple"; that "it has a magnificent interior"; and he goes on to say that "in the main court is a huge baptismal font." Thousands of English people have visited Salt Lake City and have been conducted through the Tabernacle and know that it is of the plainest character; that it has no "courts" either "main" or otherwise, and ii0 "baptismal font" in the entire auditorinm. It was not planned or executed in the style of any Temple, ancient or modern. He speaks of the "Social Hall" and "Seventies Hall," as though they were fine buildings, when the fact is that both of them are among the "has beens." The little "Social Hall," as it was once called, has not been used for such a purpose for a great many years, and the "Seventies Hall" is a thing of the past. Then he speaks of Temple Street as a place to see the " Mormons "-"the female portion of them." There is no such a street in Salt Lake City; but there are these: East Temple, West Temple, North Temple, and South Temple Streets. Everybody living there knows that, and so does everybody who has visited the city. Then again, he talks about "Zion Co-op." If he had ever seen the place he would know that that is not its name, which is Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution. He says nothing about such grand structures as the Temple, the City and...

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