KAYSVILLE KINKS - #53 IN SERIES - MARCH 1895 - William DeShazo of Kaysville, about 25 years of age and a lad of 17 years Robert Woolsey engaged in a game of cards on the desperado plan last night. They had empty pistols at their right hands, and occasionally snapped the guns at each other "just for fun" when either tried to cheat. About 1am Woolsey left the room for a few minutes and DeShazo slipped a cartridge in Woolsey's gun and replaced it on the table. The game was resumed and DeShazo's next cheat resulted in a tragedy. Woolsey demanded the return of some chips by taking deliberate aim at his friend and firing. Blood gushed from an ugly wound between DeShazo's eyes. Woolsey rushed to a neighbors house to summon aid. Dr.'s Rich and Ingram were called. Part of the bullet was extracted from the forehead, but it was split and the other part has not been located. It was a close call, but the patient should recover. Blame could not be attached to Woolsey, for DeShazo was the driving cause of his own misfortune. The pistol was a .38 caliber. When questioned DeShazo admitted he was tired of living and had planned for his friend to kill him. -- A Masquerade Ball at William's Hall on Friday will be one of the important social events of this week. -- John R. Barnes is among the Delegates-Elect to the Constitutional Convention 1895. He is a well known Kaysville merchant, banker and farmer. He was for many years a member of the city council. In January 1891 the Barnes Banking Company was organized of which he was elected president. In addition to other business he is a farmer, cultivating about 700 acres. He is a director of Zions Co-operative Mercantile Institution, The Deseret National & Deseret Service Bank, the Home Fire Company and President of Barnes-Hardy Company of Salt Lake. PHOTO: Sketch of John R. Barnes appearing in The Salt Lake Herald March 5, 1895. #kfmuseumha
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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