- The weather was quite warm again yesterday.
- Present prospects seem to indicate that the potato crop will be fair this season.
- Grain threshing is nearly over and the farmers are turning their attention to the gathering of their lucern seed crop.
- Fred B. Williams and George E. Barton started early this morning for a spin to Salt Lake on their bicycles. They expect to make the round trip to-day.
- Mr. Frank Young, of Oakland, Cal., was in town last Tuesday in the interest of the Fireman’s Fund Insurance company. Mr R. W. Barnes is the company’s Kaysville agent.
- Mr. Arthur F. Barnes and wife, of Salt Lake, have been visiting in Kaysville during the week. Mr. Barnes is slightly “under the weather,” and came out to get a whiff of pure country air.
- Joseph B. Jarman gave a very pleasant party last Tuesday evening, the occasion of his twenty-third birthday. Quite a large crowd of young people were present, and enjoyed themselves with dancing, etc., until early morning. All seemed to have an enjoyable time.
- While Peter Barton was at work digging a well at Blamires & Sheffield’s slaughter yards, a few days since, his spade suddenly sank into a hole in the bottom, from which issued a foul suffocating gas, accompanied by a cool breeze. He was about fourteen feet from the surface at the time, and the difficulty he had in breathing warned him to come to the top for purer air. Those on top scoffed the idea of there being foul air so near the surface and asserted their belief that they could continue the work without difficulty, but although several tried the experiment none were able to remain in the well more than a few seconds. To further test the matter a box was filled with different kinds of combustible materials and set on fire. This was quickly dropped down, but before reaching the bottom the fire was extinguished.
- The discussion of the proposed change of postmasters has been the one topic of conversation during the past week. Public indignation was aroused when it was learned that a certain Liberal and anti-Mormon clique had been secretly conspiring to secure the removal of our present postmaster, Mr. Stewart, from the position, with a view to having a Mr. William H. Clow appointed as his successor. This latter gentleman is almost an entire stranger here, having been a resident only about two months. The people do not so much object to a change as to the manner of changing, but they justly consider it an insult on the community for an entire stranger, a man whose only qualification seems to be that he is a Liberal, to come in and take such a responsible position while at the same time there are plenty of bona fide residents who are better qualified for the position and who would give more general satisfaction. It is stated that Mr. Clow will take charge of the office about the 1st of October. M. KAYSVILLE, Sept. 20.
Yesterday’s Proceedings of the Stake Conference. A Horse Thief Caught--Death of Mrs. Barton--Columbian Club Exercises—Notes on the side. The unpropitious weather of yesterday...