- A son of H. J. Sheffield was hammering a loaded cartridge Thursday when it exploded, a part of the shell striking the boy's hand, cutting it badly. Another piece struck his breast and cut his clothing. It was a narrow escape.
-- Webster's Grove near the lake shore is being fixed up for a pleasure resort. A dancing pavilion is being put in and will be completed before long. The place promises to become a popular resort.
-- Burglars are again plying their nefarious vocation in Kaysville. Last night the Swan & Sons Saloon was broken into and ransacked for valuables. Failing to secure any money they loaded up with several bottles of whiskey and 5 boxes of cigars. No arrests have been made.
-- Robert Wall's boy was run over by a runaway horse during the 4th of July celebration. He is improving rapidly.
-- A number of Kaysville people are expecting to celebrate Independence Day at Lake Park (at that time was on shore of Great Salt Lake, later pavilion moved to and began as Lagoon)
-- For several years R. W. Barnes has been vainly endeavoring to get an artesian well at his place. This week he was rewarded with a flow of 45 gallons per minute with a depth of 474 feet.
-- Wedding chimes peeled this week to announce the marriage of Mr. John Barton Jr. and Miss Francis Catherine Jeeves. The happy event took place at Logan on Wednesday last (6-20). We extend hearty congratulations.
PHOTO: John Barton Jr. (7-24-1840 to 11-30-1916) courtesy Ancestry
On August 1, 2018 Kristine decided to begin a series of excerpts from the newspaper called These excerpts were taken from articles about local happenings/gossip/announcements etc. It tells a story and gives a feel for Kaysville back in the day.
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