Clipping:Harry Decker a masher

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Date Saturday, April 26, 1890

Jessie Dancer, a pretty, neatly dressed girl, eighteen years old, was charged at the Central last Tuesday with alienating the affections of E. H. Decker, a member of the Philadelphia Base Ball Club, who has had a lawful wife since July, 1885. the wronged wife was in court and testified to having discovered an intimacy between her husband and Jessie, and presented her marriage certificate in evidence. The girl said she had been led to believe that Decker was a single man, and broke down when confronted with the evidence of his marriage. The girl's mother asked that she be held on the charge of incorrigibility, but at a subsequent hearing her old grandmother was present and branded the girl's mother as an unfit person to have charge of her child. She promised to care for the girl as long as she lived, and was allowed to take her home with her. Decker was in New York with the Phillies when the case was heard, and could not be reached by Judge Smith, but may be attended to yet.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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