Salt Lake Temple Dedication

The dedication of the LDS temple in Salt Lake City.

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THE TEMPLE DEDICATION, Is Ready for !t and the Ceremonies Ceremonies Begin To-Day* A COURTEOUS INVITATION TO VIEW IT. Accepted by Thonnftnda of People Not of tho Mormon FaJtb—Rich find IJc-antlftil Finish, Adornment*, tind Fittings — JHmen- History anil Use—JFinttl 1>«T of J.ho Conference—The Authoritieu —Groat Crowds Attend. A Eftnutno unriH-Iso w*s sprung ou the city yonitorilay afiornoon. People to tiiw num- t>or of hblut 5000, mostly GoaUU^a, visited thu Tcmpio yesterday ovgnlog, hy Mpttoi&l IriviiiiUoiia iuBUnd by tho Mormon Church fl.i.itl'1'irjtIOH. Jt w:i:i Riven out that after Aprl; ol.h no one but members or professors o.' membership in ti.n ohurcn would ho p«r- uilttod to water the Temple, and this caused •fevoryono with onoof theno In vltiiUoMfl to take aOvuatujjti D/ tlio pi'lvlloico 1* poHslhU). Tho visitor?! wi.'nt through tho Tomplo lu a c<<nilnuou.i line, bcxlu.'ilns ut tho wewt oa- tr;im:<«. Tho Int'jrlor wan it rovulatlon of bojtuty, p'M'Kcou.-'.iitjsE and jcrandcur fr.r.n tho f;r ; .t to U'io l:ist ayarM-iont. Tho floor or a n;c',i[;t.ion room in ih« liocond htory of .this wtruoturo i» laid !n L'l.Ui rou ;;rm::ito, and uttructud tn'.ich atr.isiH'urj. ft took el^ht- ftoii mu.Mths of iu!-or to lay that iioor. Tho gi>!!'ir;i.i rc'jfjptton rucm was th« niurvul of nil. if; dm.;)'..rU'.-. fiirnlxhln^'H, dn«orfitlonn, o Hn-ajiKCMiiont wuna • (;Vi;uislto bwiuily, s»o lallurc. stoj/ju'd urjil Ht.Ouf.l still toMilly I'.n^io.-iHDLl lu tiiolr A hrois/.o Ijii'.t i/f J'raikUuit nrf a nk'ho over 01:0 of Ku(l onohiintlnrf In fniiuh BO Unit vl Ji:v<(liiiitrtrSl;/, hrl^haui Vount; tin) JmiiiO MjscJ pi-.ifitor oji.it.-t !*!' vV.Hh'uu", Uonrxu Q. , r-.-'iitii ndnru Nlmlbir ru"jn. iSomw of tho 'i!nii<i<l, tho palnl-'ir'a lyintf noar iilw work. r iK:i of riiru and b«j;iu- miiiOii:*^ mir rnj.-uflcmts Vi'iil'o CIKIIHJU und Jo.Mj xiichi^u In tho tia jmlntit)<;s uro yftl UriihhcH uml tiiivtiir Mhiiy fruo-will o tllul wi>rlcfiiu:i!ihU> uru fo-.niti tU cwi vi>iile:rit iKioVs.-i u nd ijoriiiTi', a vt.-i-y pretty ono of Ui(»-t» brhitf a mirror with huiidrfomely oni- brnldorcd fran.t:, hy a dinitfhtur of Hl.yhop JSJori'is of l,h« I 1 Ifti-cntn ward. Alt.o;.'.othor ttni rii-hm-it^ and ftlo^ant worlc- nuiuuhil; t/f tho Int.oru.r of th« TcnipUi wa« ft rovwlittlon of woiuhn 1 to tlm vJultorH. A dft- talU;d (iuM:r!pl.l'»ii of it N uiipundod, COpiud tfinn till) ;\61('rt (if lust II khl. Tho interior of tho Tomplo. Tho suability and tfnindmir of thobulld- Iri'S. UM iif>tyd li'oin tli. i outnldo aro found to bu duypU'ruontvid on tin 1 iiu.ldu by tho quiill- tlos of rlchmM-i au(.l c'uii vonlunoo. iSothlng that could oonulbiiiu to IU oornfori und 'Olt-ijuiioo Jiii.-i boon nu^loct'M!, IT, amu/,i>B by \.lx niurtNlvo m.ilidUy, und chanuy wltli Its toxijuiHtltu buanty; 'ny the) Inironulty and comp' ull!IlljHv< "f ll;1 appoliitaioiitM ll delights thi) inorit pruotlcal, und In ita perfection ot tiiiiUi und liiirniony It ilu/./.Uis tho most arVlntU: arVlntU: and rutlut;d. Kntor with tin lt;i portals, ;ind Jot (is loud you itioux tiio broad corrldoru and through llio titutoly rooin.4, folU;wluu tho rout-o t)>at will bo tukou by probably (li'i.y thouaand tiuinta during tho noxt Uvti wouks. \Vo approach from tho wiwt aoro«s tho bruud OHplunadu bouoatl.i which h) tho nia- rhliuiry room, containing four on^'luoa und (lyuunios with a tuipnoliy of l!00t) olootrio Ujfhtti aa well as tJu; pi;:nps;, bollor.s, otc'., a IK! I.lui motive powor for tho two Imndsoinu elovutora that oporato In tho oonual wortt towor dlroctly in front of UM. To our loft, a litindrud yards distant, In tho boilur house, frotu whloh », twulvo-Inoh plpo oonnflotiiiR \vitli tho building supplier u. nio*t perfect hot water Hystoui of h»atln«. Wo loaru ttutt equally ooiuploto aro tho i'i>r ventilation durhiK warm woathor; tho jirOHshiK of an oloc-trlo bution Lhrowu opon varlovjn truosoina and otarls sixteen fans, eauh of ouu-halt' hor^o po'.vur. With ItiSH in' u nr«f.:- in thu:<o dotalla bccauso of our an.vtoty to IM-UM; Mio threshold of tho b:i!ld!iiK Usi'it', wo h.-iston u p Llio broad llhrht (n j r ;iono t.tcpst loadiii); to th^ suiitliwu.st ou- trniu'ti. J.'ho massivo door-J which open to iiH havii plato ^'liv~.M In thu trunsoruH und upp».-r panuis, ai>d Knioyful pf!iln In tho fo-ji) of bt-ohivos on i- ho lowtir panoln, Tho hurdwaro hnro. n;» In tlio wntlro biillUlu^, )I:LS boon niado .'ipoolally to ocdcr. •nilC HTAlli^VA VS. Turning to tho rl^'it wo reach tho olroular ot.airway in thu southwest r.ornor towor. aud follow its winding Hi.ojirf to tho baspniMnt. Tiil.s »talr\v:iy, whltrh is but ono of four-— uj'.ch corner tovwr bulii}.; bhntlarly mippliod — Ltiv.w an oxcolieint hlo. 1 , of Immutability of thit siructuro. KxtouditiK from t.ho banu- inont to tho vnry top. tlio atopa, upwards of two hundtvd In ninnboi-, aruofuolld granite nut Ny hand, built Into tin) tuanstvu walla uiid t!m ^l^imtio nciwolp.ist of Kolld npi- nonry; ihc o;ily woodwork I't i* walnsuot- intc of h««i.vy oak (.'rowiunl with molding aud ruli.iviul liy'a haud-rail: this whoU» «ivln» an Impression 01' tin: iniproif.iuUlo (.".astiOH of tho nilddlt) ii^'os. built to stunil. without ci-aok orqulvtM'. for a thousand your.s. TDK l'.).NT UOi.\M, Moving northna-.lnrly from tho foot of thissUiiroa.su, a lar;,'o room dlvidod Into a In Holkl chorry. By thin otulrcuso \VB amount fruiH th« buswrootit to tlio flrHt lloor, unc nottoo on the rhjht ns we uacontl n lar-o ol jjttlriliiin 12xtS foot ruure«OritluK "Olirlst i'roaohlng to tho Nopliltos." Tho opposlto wull IB tvdurnecl with two piitntlnfjs ropra HbnUnjt tho UruolUxlon and tho Dcsoout from the Cro.'is. AN ENCHAN'nNQ ROOM. TornlnK to tho loft from tho uppor oorrl dor wo onter anothor, the Houtlnvefit, room of tho »lzo of tho two l&afc described. Like tho otliurs, it Is Boutod aud osrpotod. I too, Is K"r«ooii«ly frodoood, ar.d in Its hur , otu ,y of coloring and uoouruoy of drawing j ft UH etichaiitiris tia u droaiu. Its K^""" 1 ' iifltirninent »uvd .tni-nlahlnsf* aro more boau- Llt'ul than any yot Hoeti on thiH most woa- dorCul and oatranclnR journey of ours, thla {uivanoeriionC buhitf notlood in ovory par- Hollar—from the ohandollera down to tha f p.'ioit'iis I'o'.tc rin. 1 : npi't'ssivo y«'.t un ThM ili>»r I-.- ttt wh'.oh !n;U<!!-l;i'i \.-4sud and Wt» i, solouin yot ••;io In all Us i iroiy tllod in >.IMJ nerve's for ork. Ttut iattoi 1 U rraln^d in skillful ! IN -\raixK AND Next we ontor a lurjjo room in the north wosuirn part of tho buildltiji, This I Uouorattd in white and Ruld throiiRliout, out Judicious tasto lu tho soloctton of the bJnia and ftroon carpet, the riohly-udornad other furtilHlilu/iH remove all suRgosUou o tooda^llnff brlKhtneau, It Is a soeno o riive )ovelhio«.->, puro, r«»tful and exalting ii'rorn Its vauluid oeillnj? hariK throo giA nc ohatidullorH, but numerous Inunndoeoeiit llxlits will shod tholr offul^onoo from various points lu colling, cornloo and (lolumu. lUutoluntod It must prosout »l«ht of indescribable fiplondor. An art treasure on the Mouth wall IB a iarno dark painting by ont« of tho old wimtors, "Joaoph .Iiitoi-protlng i'huraoh'o Draam. On either oldoof It haiiRH a glowing ecetio from tho Holy Land, und In tbo woatoru end of tho room Is a main moth mirror. CmANDKST AND LOVELIEST. The next room, a fow stops hiRher than tho onojuat doscrlbod and aoaroely separ atod from It by an archway, occupies tho norfchonafc part of tho building. This room )H boyond all comparltian t,ho graitdost a,nd lovolldat In tho ontlro Htructuro. Its over head and utdo decorations . aro a perfect ecHtaay of dolioato and luxurious color, its magnificent owlllnK a Hl«ht worth a voyago round -tho world to soo. • .No tonuuo can express, express, no i?on dopiqtin language the mar- vftlous work that 'has hero boon accomplished, accomplished, Llko an inspiration It defies, man'a bust ondoavoi-K. Ocotipyinq §emi-olroular uloovoH to tho oast, and high euouKh to give a Una otfoot, are two choioo paintings— ouo roprosonfcinK the Hill Ouinorah, tho other Adatuondl-Ahnian. The ohandellers are of tlienifiolvos works of the highest art, tho lloor la rlohly carpeted, tho furnl- turo is among t,ho (I nest over produced on tho coiUlnont. Tho prwvalllog color of the walla ia a warm brown, and tho offoot produood by the contrast \,'lth the oolors of tho twenty Grsolnu ooiurnns that adorn tho blcUts !»> offooliva In th« extreme. All those columns, all tho woodwork Inrtood, furnish yvhlenoo of supqrb skill In haud- caevlng. BracUgt ohantlollers from tho columns and ubuudauoo of light from ro- Ueolod and olovorly arrangod lumps cause tho hall whcm Illuminated to take on an ap- pearanoo of ovorwhchnlnR lovolhieas. Two colossal triple mirrors occupy places lu tho oust ond, and Auuoudtnp from this point a narrow lllght oC Htairn loads to an apartment at tho extreme east appropriately furnished and designed for tho use of tho prosldont of tho Tomplo. T'HKCK ADJACENT NOOICS. But wo aro nob yet ready to leave this on- ohanUng part of tho bulldkiff, and throo Hioallor roouie, loading oft' to t.ho south from thw main room, attract our attention. Tin? llr'jc, to which we asoond a fo\v stops, Is dooorated lu roso-plnk and gold. Its workmanship workmanship throughout Ui coatly, tho braokotu, coUimoH. Pto., bolog I'.nod-oarved, and. tlio mirror holng ouw of tho largest and purest In tho bulldlnn. An art glass window of grout slzo and beauty udornutho aouth wall. ]L Mimisunts Aloruul doliverlug the platea to Joseph Jiirilth; und the gruoefnl peso of tho nnKcl »s woll as iho oagor yet timid ox- pt'ot'iucy of tho youth aro presented with wonderful aoouraoy. Tho furniture of this room is mahogany. '-n o:' bi^i'.-i-wyvi maulo. All ltil« i-.-i u-, hownvor, «.;» wo K;UO with pro- 1 at.! ' n u ;:i Liu u nt the Tina, wh'.oh, olllp- ln 1'orn.', v.u;oiuno.-t tho center of tho hhiit'i- Slight <i* ir-.Mi sU>;).-t ;».t, cli.hor ond, and ro.-iis upon t!;o l>;u:k >'-f bruu/.c.d oxun. v.'hicn wtai-.i i-;u-U'S!;"o sunk *oi:U> Vhrne iM'jjn door. A Ui:;u:it"5 it'.u.v M - ti:ii;tii' in thi.-- I'lXit, viwwinjr A VISION OF BEAUTY, Another small room, reached by n eh.prb «8oent from the rnntu floor, Is a vision of almost almost tiuporcutuvul bqauty. It Is circular in form fuul resplendent In liluo and Roid with ,. ....... burden* and panels of red silk velvet. It la t\volv« lifo-si/.ud j piwtul with sin Hrtlatlcally deslguod native within a nvilou hurd-wood niusulo, tlio blocks boinfj mostly I'utit bolovv tho IH) more than an inch square, flnwly polished, tho Through the- domo which furnishes tha ooll- froiu what- I iu?;, tho light Htroatua through sovontoen U ti the w t>ntln) niul wo uo v .v o.\juiil:ii> hy tha B, "of wo may: for it to larpo' circular nnd Homl-olrculftc jcwolod windows, u-essivw and ploix.te.'i nut, taking a thoiuuud Uuoa as, aoftonod and ioss ot' Ua eonsM-uction subdued. It roaohofi tho \ntorlor. Thu large fhas}.o oloKiuico of { art windows to which tho south »Ido of this e.xquislto little room U given, la a work of surpassing loveliness.' It roprosonts the moment moment in tho Uto of Joseph. Smith when he, trussing in the words ot tho Apostle Jamoa, BoiiRht wisdom of thfl Lord, and received ua an answer the visitation of tvro heavenly beings, ono of Khotrt, pointing to the other, said: "This is uiy beloved sou; hoar him!" Tho benignant o.xprosslon of tho two divlno pc.rsiJii.'igos. thslr. compasslonata yot ooblo attitudo, tho posture of thu lud half In Adoration and half shrinking in childish fear, aro all dolUiaated with consummate xiiul obarir.lRB Wdolity. Tho third small room leading by a couple of stops' ascant from tlio main room is douo ia aa«o sroo» and Raid. >vlth .furniture anil trlrnmluKU to match. It also -has an. art window, a ]&r^o plate mirror, and is In all rsspects us hnnclaonio and perfect a little spot «3 tftsto uud, skill oau make it. In thf?$s> three rooms lust described the most saoro«l ordinances £o^ the llviug and tho dead aro performed. ' TtECKTPTION ROOM. Pasatoj? now finally from tbo main largp room previously rujevved to, wo enter the southeast reception room, not a, larao, but.a most chjirminstly colorftd • upnvtment, Gorn!co Gorn!co and oarpot ^ro tlcep fthd/iloh in tone, und the oontrrist y^ltli gome of,tho moro del-, icatc hops of whjoh ,TTO h»T<> sp.Qu.ab much Is rostful and pleasing Its»,woodwork is massive massive and beau tlfuk .Three. <ith or-rooms, a suite oxtottdinsv woitwdrd toward ."the main corridor unO stalrcas^. ^nsjwor tho ' purpoao of addttiouivl i'^ppp^|ipja:;;j:;90piftv.. l jn one of thoai will be uotloflw"^ "..biihq'S'cjme inuntol- piocn of blrd.-scye maple VritU/iJaso and fao- <ncH of Utah onyx. ;...''''«.'. V^' hoover ;Uii:.d' t v.>:;;t ^,-itiiOnt bum;; DP ]pss with uiu.saivcj. Hinti '.vUK tho <to ^,.>-i;:-n. I>y tho tduiplosl. surt of It otiii bo R'.lci'l with watt-r, or, S iu. It c.;i» bn emptied, tho ;diii« ;'0'Hilriv.,'-r but Pixtoon i lit'r't'Cthm «>i' these urran>;o- KUKK*'-«t.i n thifU^'ht us to the uiJTenc- pluinbintc uprdlaneon, iciru olostly tho uurn- wroiis ooioHsul l>:i.',h tub>i :ti;\t s».ro loonted in thf couti.KUous ttniirtinouiM. Hot nnd cold \v;v.lor n.rt> Oi oourso .•&!. «j;i i !y rc-nch; Ihero ixrt) ulso iiisprovwd uppliunc^ ;i« to tho ovorflow. Ktnaller biudi*M within tho J-:\rj;ar tubs. oto. In thin (•t)tiiK«'.:iiun, tou, (!uo aciontloci ni^ould bt? l>'.ii<.' t(l t!it> i'.xr>iii.->lt» onyx W:irthstu:ids, of v<'h;'.;h tiio various ilycrs of '..ho buiidUm contiv.Su liftotui. Kaoh is of rar« beuuly uucl conveys th:i Inipreirtiuu of nn iLuneusu gem, Kq.isllv unifitia und oiv-it'y uro !«vo Urlnk- lti£ AnintusiJ.M la vnrlomi corridors—vnrlu- iriittjd onyx bo I a/ tK»5 inas-orlal employed, ui'tioistorod soRts, tho curtain* and ary iv-rawgOKients thruughoiit aro wo pass across a which oounocta tho an7aox tc ;•:. VA'LIJ tho fout r^om high corriUoi'. a passago with north of tho Temple, a.ud enter largo room In the nos'theann pornei tbo r<u!!du!jr. This room, about 40x45 l in Si28, is oomyarativoly plain In Its and iurnlshings. It i-s carpoted JD jrrwcn ut.id Id supplied with jicrmanent adjustable chuira. Six large chaadollora froui the hl^h colling. n&xt rDOin.reachod by orossing toward liio b(uibiie;i<;t, IM of almost of tuo saa»o si^o as r.!.<o ono .Uiricribdd. Jt also Is appropriately appropriately Ciirjiciwd and seated, but tho (ickooru- tor';-< art Jntv boeu .agrooably dkplcy&d, and T7t).lhi and cfcSUnit Rro lumSaous with warm und natural olTuotn in laudsoapo, beasta and birrif. Flvo apioudid'ohondoHors give evl- dojK;o that by night tho picture would bfl ,-qu.!t* us ploaHln^ ;IM by, day. "THE ( , 4 STAIRCASE. Emerging towzir *no west from thla room •po r$-'a»tar . iho. corridor crossed in ' : )j(( fonv roo-.n, uiul oofuo upon the ^:'n»d. rich and altojoitL. snri done TH.E VROOH. Mc-lcitiR yoiir.vray ;to the jbutfiieast tower, nod again ossuyiuu the olrciiJar,'Htone stair- Vr»y, wa accecol. to the . tciopnd :floor of_'tho edifice uud onTor a la'fge,;lJKti(i, connfortablo but plain room. l,t,',ly Uon^oll.kQ-. IP' Its up- polntuient^, h»s eight fiUvijrbhRndeikrB and «, stood o)d-ffti^^pn«^' : ,|h.9^i^'iide,ca'ruei. i OQ. the jrpor, Thrsje.! »aml-olrcu|fti- 7flndowi tp th« norfcli. bunc Trtih r»r« ajlk - — A -'--" -'-" us a noaror gllmpso of tha splendid celling of the lartco northuasfc room on the lowor Jioor previously dosorlbod; and hero wo find tho provorb contrudlotod; it la proximity, not distance, tlmt louda enchantment to the viovv. From tha library we entor a IOQR corrlder leading to tho west, ran«luR along thGBldoa of which uro six rooms elftsantly carpeted and furnished for tho pt-cfildency and vurlous quorums of tho priesthood. Tho most striking of those are ' tho rooms of the first prosldoncy on the right, and of tho twelve apostles on the left of tho corridor. In ono of tho former apartments is tho art window representing the Temple aud-bearing the inseripbions which wo havo usfid in tho bojflnniiiK of this articlo. Turning to the right in another short corridor we noti* t\vo othor rooms, also for tho UHO of quoruniH iu the prloBthood. Wo uro now In tho northwest corner, and again climb the towor stalrn; not;loinjj that ID this tower every HOCJC la auppliod with fire .hose conveniently disposed, so tbat In case the unexpected, wo might almost say tho in-.- poHslble, should happen, adequate 'remedy and protection would bo at baud. In tho top of tho opposite towor boyond tbo elevator, elevator, Is a permanent reserve tank >vlth a capacity of 7000 Kallona of water. GRAND ASSEMBLY KOOK. EouohlnK tho next landing stage, the third floor, wo enter at ouoe the ui'per or grand anaombly room, wl)ioh occuploa tho whole extent of tbo building except tho towers, baluff 120 foot long, 80 foot wide and HO foflt lonfj, with a nesting capacity of about 2200 persona. Tho Rallery la of Knicoful Hwoep; it la railed with bronze and is ronohed by circular stairways In each of tho four corners. corners. Nothing could surpass the beauteous grandeur of this vast hall. Tho elevated scats for tho priesthood at either end, tha choice hand-carved decorations of dais and balcony, tho broad auditorium, tho artla- tloully paneled coiling and frescoed frescoed frieze, with , Innumerablo permanent permanent lights mingled lu tho oornloo and flvo .dependent ohandollors — all combine In presenting to the mind a scone that will ba equally- Imposing by day'or by night. The scats In tba body of tho hall aro reversible, so that the audience can face tho apoakor from either- aland. Tho latter are white and sold with rod velvet trim- mtriKS and seats. Hore tho dorlloatory services will be hold to-day and ou tho suooeoding days, ao- oordlng to the programme published; and from here, when eaoh eervlce i.s oudod, tho audionoo will descend again by the stairway iu tho northeast and northwopt toivors to the, first door, and thouce Into tiio open air, tbo oxit from tho ground being by tho oast aud north gates of tho block. VIEW OF THE TEMPLE. Its Outside Appearance, Dimensions Dimensions and Use. Tho alto for tho Temple in Salt Lake Olty was selected July 28, 1847, the fifth day after the Mormon ploneora entered Groat Salt Luko valley. Brlsham Young, president president of the church, with a number of the apostles, was viewing tho prospect in tho place selected as bis new home, where all Boomed a barren waste, and in passing the southeast ooruor of wh«ru tho Temple now stands, struck his ctino on.tho grouud and oxcl&lrood: "Hero will be tho Temple of our God!" Tho southeast corner of a ten-acre plat selected as tho Temple block waa mado tho initial point for laying out tho city, and was afterwards adopted by Government officials as the base meridian lino. Four yours later, at the October ooafor- enoo of tho church In 1S51, » vote of tbe people was taken to build "a temple .of the best materials that can bo obtained In North America." Tho material (selected for tho foundr.tlou was firostouo, from a oafion four miles distant. When the walls canoe to bo built, out granite from Little Cottonwood Cottonwood oaiion, eighteen miles distant, waa ohoson as the most suitable material. Prior to the advent of the railway in 1870, this rock had to bo hauled by ox and mule teams.. On February G, 1S53, ground was broken and 250 men put to. work on the excavation, On tho Gth of April following tho oorncir- atonos were-laid sixteen feet below, the surface surface of tho-ground. \Yh«n Johnston's army came through in 1858, tho foundation.of the Temple was 'entirely covered over with earth and the people moved south from Suit Lake for a time. Four years after this work was resumed on the building, building, aad ' with. . the .exception of two years, 18G8 aud 1SG9, when tha workmen of tho Territory wore mostly employed in constructing the Union Pacific upd other railroads, haii continued without sorlous io- torruptlon.-. The cnpstone was laid April C, 1802, at which time the date- for dedication' was fixed for April 0, 1S93, the sixty-third anniversary of the organisation of the Mor- mou Church, and forty years fron^ the day the Temple oonier-Btones were laid. DIMENSIONS. . ' The bulldlnf U 186K iaet Ion* and 99 feet wida. "With the towers, it covers an area of 121,850 square feet. The foundation wull is 16 feet thick and 16 deep. On this the granite granite walls are 9 ieet thick on the bottrim, and narrow.to 6 feet at tbe squaro. There are six towera, three on the east and three on the west. The bornbr towers arc 26 feet square at the base. Those on tha euut are 200 feet high, and on the west 104 foot. .The east ceutral tower, »t the front of the building, is 222K feet high, surmounted-by a fijjure with a Wucopeltohlsllps, proclaiming proclaiming the Gospel. The east part of the Temple Temple is for the Melehlsedelc prlestbdpd, ropre-: sentiuff the higher or spiritual affairs. The west is for tbe Aaronio prieathood. repra- sentatlve of temporal •ilstonce. Tba figure on the east, oeutral tower ajrmbolizea tjie angel named In tbe fourteenth chapter and sixth verse of Joh'h'e Revelation... i; , . 'There are in .the building maiiy stones-' ; symbolical o£ different rconditions,.pf.. .^uari-; kind.'. Around the . base . aro earthstoues. Above theso are inoous.tpupR,': showlus the' moon In Its'various phu.90Si.nnd ein!bloma.t4o of terrestrial glory. Still hlgharthUn These lire sun stones, typical of ; celestial, or the ; hljthost glbry, of j[the heavens."; .•Tnere.,ace also star stones,, /.represeritlug tbeZ jclpry of tho stars. ,0u the west, tower is the ^J.rsa Major, pointing to the Polar star; and.indi- cates thnt there Is.a firfed guide fpr/fiillftn , mankind to 'return to ;God.; Then there ,^e loud stones and;;.,others of like 8Trnbollc»l nature.. The ar^ijiitebture of the buUd|nfii .Is w.it,h'di^t • "sj, ..;know^;;par^llel:;ln-''. anolept }$r : modern .'tJiiie^.... i'^Beir.e.iiare, .fo'ur.dpora^^h;^ Templo, two lu tUo.west and two in tbe e&a| corner towoM. The (boil of U»* bttildlu*i'•.«• The only Pure Cream of Tartar Used in Millions of near as can be ascertained, will be slightly in.excess of four million dollars. TLo bollef of tbo Mormcrns, or Lattor-Bay SuUita, as they call themselves, Is that without without th« ordinances arid endow man ts that c&n be glvao only In a Temple, they cannot obtain complete salvatiotj. The&e eodow- njentH are the conferring of certain blessings blessings pertaining to their existence hereafter for those who are living, and also lu bohalf of those who have died without the opportunity opportunity of personally receiving In the flesh tho desirable oraioatlons. This accounts for tha activity und persistency of tho Saints In building temples. Among Temple ordinances a.re the sealing for eternity, by divine authority, of family relationships, as those of husbaad aud wife, arid parents and children; also baptisms and various rites in behalf of thu dead. It is the rule that only those who havo becotuo disciples of Christ and seok to live slue-are Chrlitlau lives will be admitted to temples. They aro places of worship for tboso only who are marnborn of the Mormou Church. which claims to be the church of Christ and the only one on earth existing by Ills authority authority aud directed by revelation from Him. They look upon tho Tomple lu Salt Liiko City as the onrj described In tho first two verses of the fourth chapter of Mleah. Tho building ia provided with all tho modern appliances. for lighting, beu,tiug, ventilating aud sanitary arrangements, It. Is anticipated anticipated that tho oeremonias will extend over i a period of fourteen days, but tbo chief interest interest centers in tlio proceedings of tho first day, April Oth. Tho Assembly room, in the fourth story, IH tha largest in tbe building, and In this tho services will bo conducted. It will accommodate about 2500 persons, or 0000 persons at the two sessions to be hold each day. Arrangements have boen perfected perfected to admit, between 00,000 and. 70,000 persons to' tho dodioatory services, and there IH a strong probability, from ofllolal reports now being recelvHd, that oven tho latter number will be exceeded. ORDER OF DEDICATION. The Chief Authorities First, Then the People by Stakes. The serni-annual conference of tho Mormon Mormon Church bottan April 4th. The dodi- oatory ceremonies of tho Tomplo be^in today today nod run on to April 18th, Inclusive, Sundays Sundays and all, a slego of thirteen days. The programme is to admit about 2150 daily, that being the seating capacity of the mala room of tho Temple. The First Presidency has .Issued a public notice of this, the notice designating the ''stakes" of Morraondom whorofrom tho Saints will bo admitted from day to day. Thus, on April Gtb, foreuoon, the higher diguitarios of tho church will alona take part; In tho afternoon, It is announced that 25 will be admitted from the Alborttt ata'ko, British OolurnbJa; 33 from Snow/lake, Arizona; 20 from St. Johns, Arizona; W from Murioopa, Arizona; 350 from Bannock, Idaho; 25 from San Juan, Utah; 175 from Cassia, Idaho; 223 from St. Georsce, Utah: 200 from Pangu itch, Utah : 240 from Emory. Utah; 100 from Parowan, Parowan, Utah; 130 from Beavar, Utah; 178 from Uintah, Utah ; 375 from Malad, Idaho; and tho Salt Lake City Choir, 50; a total of 2146. All these places are applied for, and admission will bo strictly on tickets supplied on the recommendation of tho bishops of tho stakes. stating that tha applicant Is In good standing:, standing:, has paid all his tithing account, etc, Tho gates through which all may pnss are ppeolfied. The above list ia but ivsample of the allotment for forenoon and afternoon of tho .thirteen days. All tho stakes are jroiio through in like .manner, nave that in the bigger stakes, larger numbers are allowed. Thus, Salt Lake wets iu on eleven days, to tho number In all of 18,750. The total number number to pass in, all days, IB 50,050. It is supposed supposed that the ceremonies from squad to squad, will bo a semi-daily repetition, BO that all ovn GOO tho same things and hear the samo SOURS and discourses. FINAL DAY OF CONFERENCE. Church Authorities All "Sustained" —Remarks of the Speakers. The second day's session of the Mormon conference was attended by a crowd even larger than that of Tuesday. Elder Franklin Franklin D. Richards was tho first speaker. Ho said in part: "Adam foil that we might be here and have tabornaolea and tompJes aud possessions. possessions. Men are that they might have joy. In our ephere of existence before wo came into this world wo bad no idea that we would havo to suffer tho trials of those times. \Vo have soon how miracles have boen performed performed in these latter days, how people havo been raised from sickoosa and from death through the power of God. We have Been It with our oyoe, heard it with our oars, and handled it with our hands," Brigham Young, Jr., followed with a long speech which dealt mainly with tho history of the Mormon Church. Apostle Snow lu- formed tho Saiuts that politics was as necessary to them as religion und told thorn that it was tholr destiny to become powerful powerful politicians, and powerful Saiuts to rule tlie universal world.. , President Wllford Woodruff requested every Saint to offer, up prayer last nlpht, preparatory to entering the Temple to-day, AFTERNOON SESSION. At the afternoon session tbe largest crowd yet seen filled every seat, aisle and vacant spaco in the Tabernacle. The num-. ber of people at the Tabernacle was about 12,000, aod between 3000 and 4000 attended an overflow meetlm; in Assembly 'Hall. The principal feature of tho afternoon session session was the presentation to the conference tho church authorities who had been proposed proposed for the votes of tha asuembly. Presidential Presidential Counselor George Q. Cannon 1 presented presented the following names: V/ilfprd Woodruff.- as Prophet, Seer and. Bevc- ifUor aud President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints iu all tho world. Georo Q. Cannon as First Counselor in tho Joseph F. Smith as Second Counselor in the First Presidency.'.. • , ' • ',-„,, .Lorenzo Snow a« President of the Twelve Apostios. . •..,„,',• As members, of tho quorum of tho Twelve Anostlas— Lorenzo Suow, Franklin D. Richards, Brigham Young, Moses Thatcher, Francis M. Lyraan. John U: -Smith. George Tetisdiue. He her •j; Grant, Joha W- Taylor,. Murriner W. Merrill, Anton H. Lund and Abraham fl. Cannon. ~^r - Tho counselors in the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles as Prophets, Seers and Revela- tOTS. • • . • ' • • ""• ' ' .•.-•''. First- Seven Presidents of the Seventies— Seymour Seymour B. Young, G. D. .Fjeldstcd. John Morgan, B. H. -Roberts, George Reynolds, Jonathan G. 'Kimball and Sulon S. Wells.-. •'• . .'•'-. William B.Preston a$ Presiding Bishop, with Robert T. JJurtoa a's'hii, First and John R. Winder Winder As. bis Second Counselor, . • ..-. Fraaklin B. Richards as Church historian and (?cnerf}l:,Cliurch recorder 1 , and John Jaqucs as his assistant. . . ..•....,' • . • ., : -, .: ; > ' These we^e sustained toy. -.the. unanimous vote, of, the assembly, President Gannon stated. that is the:. Temple .Md -been completed completed tbiere was tsowco, reason for sustain- lujr;Dott .Carlos young;!*! church ; architect. and his uatne was . there'fore. iqraitted from the list.. Elder Young was Riven » vote of oonfi'denoe and, esteem..; .,;. . ' ;-.j, ''-•••-.• :-,:>-. ''•.' ;iie following werejieiectea.fs the. Church " Boaird:", of , Education ; : : . Woodruff; , , . ; Ijbrenro Snow, George- Q.,C»nuoB, Karl G. looser,;,./ : Wiliird; : Ypung:, ,',- Q?°**«-- -W. ;Taat(jh«JV An than H;LU ad, Jarrie* Sharp and '''' '' ''' ' ' ' ... ,, ...,.. , . .. '•:• A'a. Trustee -in oTraaf tot ti^poAy ct : -.r<|«; Hjfipdi i 'worshipers :>cno^jr» .na the^.Chupph o,t Jesus Christ of , La tter-Day Silnta,. Wllford 'Woodruff. •••:••••"•::•: '::/•'..; ' : :''./'.^'.:'.- '"' ' general coaforenoe '' .,.. .., , ^ a abort . tlon.

Clipped from The Salt Lake Tribune06 Apr 1893, ThuPage 5

The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah)06 Apr 1893, ThuPage 5
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