A Budget of interesting Items from the Thriving Town.
- The school census reports have not been received from all parts of the county yet, but Superintendent Linford estimates that there are about 2,350 school children in the county, an increase of about fifty over last year.
- Kaysville has 510 of “Utah’s best crop,” according to the last census, as against 500 in 1891.
Five teachers will be employed In the district this year, and four of the schools will open next Monday morning, the 22d inst.
- The trustees met on Tuesday evening to open the bids for the school house to be erected in the northern part of the Eighth school district. Bids were received from but three parties–William Allen of Kaysville, J. T. Snelson of Salt Lake, and S. Jacobsen of Bountiful. Mr. Snelson’s bid of $1,475 was the lowest, and he was awarded the contract.
- It Is expected that the building will be completed and ready for school to open early in October. This will be welcome news to residents in that part of the district, who have been so long deprived of proper educational facilities.
A FAMOUS PEDESTRIAN.
- Mr. John A. Botzum, the renowned young journalist of Akron, O., who is making a journey around the world on foot, was in Kaysville for a couple of hours day before yesterday. He took dinner at the Mansell house and rested a short time before proceeding on his way to Salt Lake. He was only prevented from remaining over and delivering a lecture on Thursday evening by his eagerness to get to Salt Lake city, where he is to give a course of lectures.
ON PLEASURE BENT.
- A party of pleasure-seekers consisting of John R. Barnes and wife, James H. Larkins and wife, William Stewart, Mrs. J. G. M. Barnes and Mrs. R. W. Barnes leave for a trip to Soda Springs and vicinity this morning. They will spend sufficient time in the invigorating climate of southern Idaho to escape some of the blistering weather that is now making life a burden here. We wish them every enjoyment.
A SERIOUS BLAZE.
- A serious and destructive conflagration occurred at William Wright’s farm on the range a few miles from here yesterday afternoon. A fire was in some unknown way started under a threshing machine at work there and before it could be extinguished the machine and two stacks of grain had been destroyed. Loss about $1,000
- About noon today Thomas Smith’s team attached to a sheep wagon ran away on the main road just north of town, and when near Robert Wall’s place they collided with a vehicle in which were two ladies and a small boy. One of the ladies, a Mrs. Wright of Centerville, was seriously hurt. She was taken to her home this afternoon.
- A 10- year-old son of James King of Layton had his foot crushed under a heavily loaded wagon this afternoon. Dr. Ingram attended the injured lad and put eleven stitches in his foot. He was resting easily at last accounts.
NOTES ON THE SIDE.
- Williams new hall is to be opened by a ball this evening.
- Political matters throughout the county are just now very quiet indeed.
- Mrs. Dora Wessels returned yesterday from a very pleasant vacation which she has been spending with friends in Salt I Lake city and other places.
- Mr. Alfred Huntsman of Emerson, Ia., is spending a few weeks with relatives here. Mr. Huntsman was through the Salt Lake valley on his way to California during the gold craze of 1850, and he is astonished to see the greatly changed appearance of the country.
KAYSVILLE, Aug. 20, 1892. M.