On Saturday last , it was our pleasure to be present at the Tournament at Reinhart’s School House, where a large number of persons had gathered to witness the equestrian exercises, and to take part in the ceremonies incident to the interesting occasion.
At 10 1/2 o’clock the knights, more than twenty in number, were appropriately addressed by JOSEPH McMURRAN, Esq., after which the tilting commenced, and was kept up until nearly 2 o’clock. The following gentlemen acted as officers of the tourney: —
Chief Marshal. — Capt. Henry F. Kearney
Assistant Marshals. — Benj. Daniels and Frank Grove.
Judges. — Capt. Lee Moler, Pax. Marshall and Newton Baker.
Below will be found the names of the knights who entered the lists, and contested for prizes: —
Cruel War. — S. Licklider,
1st Virginia Cavalry. — I. Jones,
Silver Star. Jabob Osborn,
Sandy Ridge. — H. Osborn,
Sixteen Nights in a Bar-Room. — J.S. Moler,
Duffields. — Taylor Link,
Independent. — Hess Reinhart,
Night we all got Drunk. — J. Miller,
Red White and Red. — William Staley,
Willow Well. — A. P. Reinhart,
Tow Path. — Charles Knott,
Ivanhoe. — A.R. Miller, of Md.
Lone Star. — Wm. Hunter,
Rattlesnake Run. — Frank Licklider,
Mysterious Knight. — Wm. Reinhart,
Wild Man. — George Ronemous,
Adamstown. — G.W. Moler,
Baltimore. — J. Anspach,
Potomac View. — Jas. Orndorff,
Mountain Ruffian. — John Badger,
Shepherdstown. — Edward Schaffer,
Canto. — James Melvin,
Fenian Brotherhood. — P. Halpin.
After some very spirited riding the judges decided the following knights to be entitled to the prizes:
Jacob Osborn, entitled to the first honor, who named as Queen of Love and Beauty, Miss Millie Link.
Wm. Staley, second in the list of contestants, selected Miss Ella Rentch, as First Maid of Honor.
A. P. Reinhart, to whom was awarded the selection of the Second Maid of Honor, named Miss Susie Grove.
Edward Schaffer conferred the distinction of Third Maid of Honor, upon Miss Nannie Hensell.
Upon a spacious and well arranged platform, in a beautiful grove, the dancing commenced, and when we left the grounds, at 4 o’clock, the devotees of this fashionable and health-giving amusement, seemed to be enjoying themselves hugely.
Altogether the tournament of Saturday was a decided success, and we regret that want of time and space prevents us from noticing in more in detail.
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