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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 29, 1912, Image 16

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J 'A UNIQUE MONUMENT
We don't think .much of the
Mormon church,, its origins, its
teachings, its policies. But there
is one thing for which we can
heartily xommend the hierarchy,
and that is a monument costing
about $40,000 to be placed on the
grounds of the temple at Salt
Lake City.
Doubtless you think the marble
shaft is to be erected in honor of
one of this founders and fathers of
the' Sect, but you are wrong. This
monument is unique in that it is"
to be erected in gratitude to birds
of the air.
It's a pretty story a tale of
real life. When the Mormons
first settled in Utah they had
great difficulty in irrigating the
arid valley. Their food supply
was almost exhausted, but their
first harvest promised to be a
good one. Then came a plague
of grasshoppers. ' The green land
seemed destined for destructionv
Starvation seemed fated for the
Mormons.
And then came salvation in the
shape of the seagulls which dwelt
in numbers in the reedy marshes
on the shores of the great Salt
Lake- The birds destroyed the
grasshoppers and since then the
laws of Utah have protected the
beautiful, graceful-winged things.
"We like the gratitude of the
Mormons. We like their monu
ment idea. It is bound to teach
the coming generation to have
something of loving kindness for
our "little brothers of the air," as
the good Sfc Francis called them.
I UAHXA MAMTfl'HANmiE TUiif SMirrru
OFTHe Dip-Trte-rtiP. yui i mcd . k-m-
me CAR TJUN AftOVHTi TJ? A "ROUND
TRIP. BUT JJONT TOUCH We OTHER
ITLCDS-ON UNfJNlSHe
mUT Of THE
TRACK.
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NEW WAY.
A traveler stopped for lunch
eon at a small railway-station
eating house in a Mississippi
town. An td darky shuffled up
and announced in a gruff voice
that the bill of fare consisted of
ham eggs, corn bread and coffee.
After due deliberation the tfa
eler stated that he would like
some ham, eggs, corn, bread ands
coffee. Such a pretentious order
for one person only appealed tq;
stagger the aged servitor; out ne.
soon recovered his equanimity
and started toward the kitchen
Then he turned and came back
with, this inquiry: "Boss, how
Will yo' hab dem eggs blind or
lpokin'atyer?"
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