[George Q. Cannon]
There has been considerable division here and ill-feeling over politics. Local papers have indulged in personal attacks upon members of the Church—Democrats on Republicans, and Republicans retorting. I must say, however, that so far as I have seen, the Democratic organ here has been the most abusive. I did not wish to allude to politics, but I felt led by the Spirit to speak upon the principles of love, and the Lord was with me to a very great extent, His Spirit was poured out upon the people, and joy filled the hearts of the saints.
[Source: The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]