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Seymour Press, Thursday, August 3, 1893

[Excerpts from the Local News] 
 --We need rain badly.
  --Delightfully cool nights.
  --Damon and Pythias to-night.
  --David Tharp is repairing his sidewalk.
  --The tournament promises to be a grand success.
  --Editor Lewis and wife are in Chicago this week.
 --Harris & Hickerson shipped a mixed car of hogs and cattle to Chicago, Tuesday.
  --Mrs. Hollingsworth of Ogalalla, Neb., visited in the city last week, leaving Sunday for Jerome.
  --The Wayne county normal will commence Monday, August 14, at Corydon, and continue two weeks.
  --G. H. Bowers, M. W. Browne and Winter Giles received their new safety bicycles last Saturday afternoon.
  --The Seymour boys will go down to Mystic tomorrow to meet the Mystic team on their grounds in the return game.
  --STRAYED -- Bay filley, one year old, from my pasture near Plano, about July 20.  Liberal reward for any information. R. R. Morlan.
  --$7.25 to Chicago and $11.64 to Chicago and return via., Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. Return tickets good for 30 days.
  --The presbyterian ladies cleared a neat little sum at their social in the park Saturday night, which will be used in repairing their church.
  --Epworth League social, cream and cake furnished at half price, 10 cents.  M. E. church yard on Saturday evening, Aug. 5. Everybody invited to bring a friend.
  --Word comes to us that Harley Thomas, who was badly hurt last week in being thrown from his horse, that he is getting along nicely and will soon be able to be out.
  --"Damon & Pythias" will be presented at the Mystic opera house Saturday night by the Seymour dramatic company, supported by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Valentine.
  --Preaching next Sunday night at the christian church. Subject: "A Faithful Witness."  Acts 26:22.  Will spears, leader. All are invited to attend our young people's meetings. 
   --In order to accommodate all who wish to attend Forepaugh's circus at Centerville August 7, train No. 96.  Due to leave Seymour at 8:36 a.m. will carry passengers on that date.  J. F. Springer, agent.
  --The first ball game of this season on the Seymour grounds was played last Friday between the Mystic and Seymour boys resulting in a score of 14 to 18, in favor of the home team.
  --The ball boys went out to the grounds yesterday evening and with the aid of the road grader and a few shovels,scalped the diamond, making it in fine shape for the games during the tournament, August 9, 10 and 11.
  --Grand salvation army meeting in Hoschar's hall, Tuesday evening August 8. Adjutant and Mrs. Harris will be with us, with their songs and music. Everybody come to hear and see for yourselves.  Meeting inside at half past seven.
  --Robert Froeman the 5 months and 11 days old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy of Gladstone, died Sunday evening of cholera infantum. The funeral services were conducted at this place by K. P. Morrison and the remains intered in the Seymour cemetery.
 --Tuesday evening while Edgar Smith was working in his uncle's hay field west of town, he started to ride to the top of a hay stack on the forks of the stacker but before he reached the top he became frightened and fell to the ground, and was shook up considerably, but received no serious injuries.
  --Tuesday afternoon as Mat Ruby was driving across the bridge near J. M. Odell's the bridge gave way precipitating team, wagon, and himself to the creek bed below, a distance of about eight feet. The horses were pretty badly scratched up but Mat escaped without injury.
  --Miss L. Ella Miller missionary to Burmah will lecture at the baptist church Tuesday evening, August 8. This lecture will be illustrated with idols, costumes etc. Miss Miller was a missionary to Burmah for a number of years and thoroughly understands the subject treated. All should hear her. Lecture free. Collection will be taken.
  --Commencing August 1, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Rail Road will sell round trip tickets to the worlds fair for $11.64.  Tickets good going on date of sale, return limit 30 days from date of sale. Three regular passenger trains daily through to Chicago without change of cars. For further particulars inquire of J. F. Springer agent.
  --It is announced that by a recent ruling of the postoffice department, letters must have written or printed on them the number of days they are to be held at the receiving office, or they will be held thirty days instead of ten as heretofore.  As soon as the contract for printing runs out, you can only have envelopes printed at home, as the government will stop printing addresses thereon. 

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