Clipped From The Courier-Journal
THE ANCIENT PERSIAN GAME. Another Crowd of Players At the Chess Club Tourna-; . ment CoL Stoddard Johnstoa Tackles the Champion, Bat Is I notoriously Defeated. When the hour of 4 o'clock came yes terday afternoon tlie rooms of the Chess Cluu were crowuea wiui entnusiasus platrs. Mr. Showaltcr kept .up hU leuiarkable playing during the afternoon tournament. There were sixteen players arrayed against him in this tournament, and he lost only two games. Among his opponent were W. D. Reed, CoL J. Stoddard Johnston, John li. Watts, John W. Clarke, M. Kohn, Dr. li. C. Dembita, Dr. W. T. Roberts, L. AL Hopper, A. B. Clio thorn. Dr. J.'G. Sherriii, Marcus Kohn and A. Bro&ddus. Only two. players won Dr. Roberts and Air. lieed.- 1'lay began again last night at 0 o'clock, Mr. Showalter keeping twelve men very much interested. The players weie pretty much the same as those at the altcrnoon tournament. Mr. Showalter iosv four gomes, one each to Mr. Reed, Mr. Br an dels, Prof. Theias and Dr. Sheirul. The tournament wul begin again at 4 o'clock tnis afternoon. Ihere was no blindfold playing on Mr. Showalter's part yesterday, but he will givo sucu a performance- ou-uay, ana several play ers will participate. Among t.iO thirteen contestants against Mr. Showalter ycsK-nlay aitt-ruoon was CoL J. Stoddurm Joluiston. Col. Juhust.m s.arted out in hne btjle, aud for a while piayed a UUIc tlw better game, but. afur a few moves, made a slip, euabliug his opponent to win. Col. Johncton has been a chess player for uiauy years, and in his palmy days ouoe con tea. ed a game with the pre-.it Paul Morpny, but he did not state whether he won or lurt,fron wiicii it may tw inferred that h- lt. H. luis a very ivret- ty soi of chess-men, laeh he made him self tlurty-thri.'e years ago. lue white iiwu are of dogwcod and ihe black of walnut. They are v. ry preuily snapi d, and Hie lat.ie work ts lim-iy done. Al. hough tne iiica are very handaoine, tlie box tliat Contains them outshines them as the sun oulfh.ues the caudle. It was prvtientcd to Col. Johnston last t hrb-tmas by a fiiend in Crosby county, T. x ,s. who made. it labv sum nter. t.i the top and on the aides it lias picture and ornaments inlaid in wood aud ebony. Ou oiw aide is a jieture of a man and a woman playing in chess, with the board between tiH-m. lhe picture is as perfect as a pen- and-ink ertibt con Id make it. It is in colors, the natural hues of tlie different woods being used. Ainonir the woods used are some from Ashland. Henry Clay's home, and " ood from several otlter c- lehr ed plav3c, Includi.tg t. e brar-w ooi from a cow-hoy s p.isj. A most interebting game was playel luesday night between Mr. ShowsLer and Mr. Kohn. It la as follows : Whits tSaowaltar). Hlck iKohoK 1 V K4 P K t Kt-KBS Kt-QBS S B B K Hi 4 P-QKU bKiP 5 P 11 B-B4 S P Qt P4P 7 P-rP B Ktl 8 4'astbw P Ol Kt sJBS B-ivtl 10 O ti Ii Ql 11 U-KtS O-Ui 11 kt-KCtS Kl-KJ IS P K4 1'4-P 14 P-f P Q-Kt3 15 P K r 1C Kl P l-t-Kt IT b-t-B Kt OS is s K4(ch) V-m l U-KR1 t aaUea. Sa B VK3 R-Bft SI O-Bi(ch) K-fUq KKsq H-H5 ii I'-KU o H4 U K Kit t-Bl(ch) S K Ktaq K Hi W VK-Kaq Q-H4 t7 it-KM Kc KKtS P-KUS KM-K1BP ) RKt KK y Kttl4 K-U(ch) Kesigua.