135 years ago today - Nov 9, 1884

LDS political newspaper, the Salt Lake Herald reports that it was "a refreshing and pleasing sight to many" when Presiding Bishopric counselor John Q. Cannon assaulted a reporter for the anti-Mormon Salt Lake Tribune, then took out "a riding whip, and struck his victim a couple of times over the head. Then he knocked him down." A Mormon judge fines Cannon $15 for battering the reporter, described as "a diminutive individual, with a Hebraic cast of countenance."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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