Our curiosity was considerably excited a few days since, while passing through Fisher’s Grove, Page, county, on seeing about fifty horsemen, performing some remarkable equestrian feats, and going through various sword exercises. The most remarkable feature presented was the peculiar position in which they were stationed. Above them, on a nicely hewn pole, about fifty feet in height, was fixed a large banner, on which was inscribed in large letters, “PEACE.”
Taking pains to inquire into the matter we ascertained that they were Mormons, but did not succeed in learning the object of their singular proceeding. The appearance of the group was more warlike than peaceful, notwithstanding their “peace”ful motto. – Panora Ledger.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, April 4, 1862, p. 2