Religion: Fifth

In Manhattan last week arrived 30 young Mormon missionaries, bound for Europe where they will hand out tracts, hold street meetings, preach in Mormon chapels. Before they set sail a newshawk went to the Hotel McAlpin for an interview, got a bellhop to page "Mr. Brigham

Young." To the reporter's vast surprise, up stepped a handsome young man who said: "I'm Brigham Young Fifth."

The original Brigham Young had 19 wives; Brigham Young Jr. had eight. By the time the third Brigham, who had only one wife, grew up, there were so many Brigham Youngs...

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