Clipped From The Scranton Republican
BATTERY SIGNS TO PLAY WITH LOCALS Smith Gets Mountaineer Pitch, er Named Jordan ,and a Catcher Named Moore. DEPENDS ON JOHN M'GRAW ELMIRA TO REPORT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 To Play First Exhibition Game On April 13 with Clymer's Buffalo Bisons. Thomas Gavin Richard Smith, manager of the Kerantnn Ktn.tA lea.mie , base ball team, in a. letter to The Tribune - Republican says he has I signed a pitcher named Ben Jordan and a catcher named W. P. Moore. ARRANGE BINGO SERIES a - - i Manager Lew Ritter, of the Elmira club, has ordered his men to report not later than April 9. The Colonels will play their first game on April 1?, when they will meet "Windy" Clymer's team in Elmira. On April 15 and 16 the Colonels will play the Royal Giants, a team of col - . ored players, llarrisburg will play Elmira on the Saturday and Sunday following these games. The Cuban Stars will be at Elmira on April 21 and 22, and St. Bonaven - ture's college team, of Allegany, N. Y., will come next. On April 26 the Colonels will go to Binghamton to play Calhoun's team. The two teams will play in Elmira the next day. Ritter has arranged his plans so that he will have the team on the Jump until the season opens on April 3, and believes the men should be in shape by that time. OLYPHANT OXiYiPHAfN'T, Feb. 7. The union evangelistic services which have been held in the Presbyterian and Primitive Methodist churches for the past five weeks, were brought to a very successful close last evening, when Rev. Ebenezer Flack, D. D., of .Scranton, delivered an eloquent sc. - mon ibefore a large congregation. The sing ing was enjoyed by every one. The holy eucharist will be celebrated in St. George's church tomorrow morn ing at 8 o'clock. Rev. Richard White. house, rector. Tomorrow ! we shall repeat last Saturday's immensely popular spe cial, which is: "A bottle of choice, old California Wine FREE with every purchase amounting to $1.00 or Dick states that Moore was recommended to him by Pitcner Hearn, of Toronto, and while he says Moore is from North Carolina he does not say on what team he played. In writing of Jordan, Smith says he is a big mountaineer and that two of the major league clubs have been after him. Dick claims to have been trying to land Jordan, whom he says is six feet two Inches tall, weighs 195 pounds and twenty - one years old. Smith writes that he was told that Jordan was striking out sixteen and twenty men a game last season. When he heard this he immediately got in touch with Jordan, but was unable to do anything by the correspondence method. , This week Richard went from Ironton, O., to Jordan's home and after a two - hour persuasive talk he got the mountaineer to sign a contract. "He has the speed of Walter Johnson, I am told, ana I would not sell him for $50,0, although I have not seen him in action," writes Scranton's manager. Smith says he does not know what men John McGraw will let him have. McGraw will go to Marlin Springs. Tex., in ten days and will get his I men to hard work right from the start. He will have exhibition games almost every 3ay. Smith states that he will land a couple of fast youngsters after Muggsy has looked over the recruits.