Mormon Missionaries and Mormons.
NEW YORK, June 15.—The Times has the following: The steamer Montana took out for missionary work in Europe eighteen elders of the Mormon church from Utah. No women or children accompanied them. All the dig-nitaries of Brigham Young's church in this vicinity were present to bid them farewell. Elder William G. Stames, Morman emigration agent, and Prof. Albert Carrington, apostle of the church, were the two most conspicuous Latter Day Saints present, and although the apostle was very reticent, the elder invited a Times reporter to call on him at the emigra-tion office of the church, at 8 Battery Place, Wednesday. There were quite a number of Mormons when the reporter called, and no-ticeable among the crowd were four of Brig-ham Young's sons by different mothers. One of these, Millard Young, is second lieutenant of an engineer corps stationed at Willet's point. Don Carlos Young and Feramorz Young are students of civil engineering at Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute.
At Troy they came down to meet their brother Arta, who had on Sunday returned from a mission in Europe with Prof. Carring-ton. The Sharp family, quite numerous in the church, were well represented and con-spicuous among them were Bishop Sharp and his son who is a student at Troy in the same class with Brigham Young's sons. Professor Carrington became spokesman for the breth-ren and in alluding to the Mountain Meadows massacre, attenuated to impress the reporter with the idea that the church is entirely innocent of it. Carrington has been Brigham Young's private secretary for twenty years, and claims to have full knowledge of all the prophet's private and public business during that time, and asserts positively that Brigham knew nothing whatever of the mas-sacre until long after it had occurred. From Prof. Carrington's statement, it appears that Mormonism is greatly on the decline in all British States. Great Britain at one time furnished 60,000 disciples to Brigham Young. Now the Mormons in all Europe do not num-ber more than 11,000 souls.
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