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They would never htivA live! hnnnilv. Anl was far too fastidious and partie- llln L... i . . . . ... . r.x - inaee.i i nuo utile or uoiumg to oo wiiii . vriinn t .. ... . n.. i - - ... - .. ' . . sw ,v w r ol of the story, the characters took tliejr fates into tJiier own ixnil. mil 1 lir. erally had no power." men is proMy muen,- i obsrveo. what .Mr. Hou-.-il im n o . -orisvi Ith him always. He wa always, h; Mid, obliged to lo the;a work out their own lives." Besides." went on Mr. Hardv. " don't you seo by her vijient death poor lest, make some renaration for her si us. and J Justhe is satitlicd. I enn assure vou oiauy oi my enuuuio reauers le.-l tho very strongly. " "Don't some people," I asked, "And fault with you, ior cadiug ieaa a puro woman?" Well, perhaps they do. I conMJer that she was to all intouts and rurpoMK a pure woman until her last iulL lhen slic was a a mere corpse drifting in the wattr to her cud. An absolutely irresponsible being. No," went ou Mr. Hardy, ia reply tc a remark of mine. I hate word volutin-?. I never try to do rt; all I endvavor is to give, an impression of a scene as it strikes' nic. Far initunce, Stoueltongo I descrilie exactly as I saw it cn that sad day, when ! .decided Te must die-can I ever forget the niis ery ot that day? There wa the t'wer-ing tl-y and tlie wind booming punt tho great tmplo ot tlie DruiUi: 1 always go to a place lint before attempting to describe it. I w-?nt purposely to W inches-ter that I might truow what to say when I describod Angel C'luro and her sister climbing up tho hill to see (he bluclc Ila? run up tliat wnt to announoa tho doom of Tens." " Are many of your characters from life, Mr. Hardy T " Oh, yes, almost all of tliem. I knew tlioae thn dairy maids as a boy well. T'ie old clergyman we a much hvd vicar in Urn. veiy neighborhood. Bathsheba Kverdene. in 'Far rrnm 'the Madding Crowd,' was my own aunt. Now auu aaam real feople with their own names walk intt my page. Do you rememln-r Admiral Hatdy. in lhe 'Irumiiet Major"." WelL'hcro he is." and Air. Hardy pointed to a portrait of a handsome od naval Hoer that hung upon the wall; "that is Sir Ihumnr Hardy in whoso arms Molten died. He was a relative of mine. Then 'Sheplierd Oak 1 knew well when 1 was a boy." " Ana you Cnd these simple country people intcretini to write ubout 1 " Why, certainly 1 do. Tltey have fnr more senuuient and romance tlmn the class aliove them, which ha a Strug-Klo over going on within its ranks ior petty so.ial suiieriority. if you live among tlieae people alter a time that variety takes the plaee of monotony. Tlie people beg n to differentiate tiiem-selves as in a chemical dProcej-s. . They bwcome boings of many uiintU, intini'.e in dilfereuoe: some happy, muny ten-no, a few depressed, one here aud there bright even to genius; some stupid, others wnnton; other austere; hiw mutely Miltonic tome potentially Crom-weilian. The men atron?, heroic soula: tlie girls d nty heroine Koir.ein her, as I have said, they, or many of tiiein, are the representatives of a inagniiioent antiquity." Upon one point Mr. Hardy and I were well agreed. It was this. Women of the loftiest rank, and these girls whom he destrilies so well, in flieir essence are alike. In the duehese, as iu tho dairy mad, tliere are the same rudimentary piasions, the anie impulse. Women of fashion and girls in the Held rewnble each other very closely. Tito loftier you k in the social scale, and, as the hopeless Bcitish mddle clarxes would term it the lower you descend, tho more natural, are tlie women in each clan, " Leo extreme se tou bent." On the following morning Mr. Hardy and I walked in t ? Dorchester, which is indeed the celebrated " Cnstirhridje" which so often figures in his charming bon-ts. In tlie church of St. LVter, to which he tooic me, lie showed ran the monument erected in the reign of Eliza-lieth to his ancestor, John Hardy, who was Jn tlw days of Edward VI. a rich old philanthropist. " My family." said ho. 4 have lived hero for a good many hundred years. And even now there are in our family traditions of the Monmouth rebellion which ar not known elsewhere." As we passed out of tlie town be pointed out to me the house in which Judge Jeffrey lodged when b was con-dueling Lha't terriWo bloody anin. " There," said Mr. Hardy, as we sIkkI outside the handsome old red-brick building, " on the very spot upon which we now stand lw one morning tanged 80 ri.le before his breakf:t. The place the day is called 'Giilows IlilL" We then walked on till wo came to the old Roman amphirlteater. Headers of Mr. Hardv's books wid remember that it wus in this very plane that Abraham lrenchard. Mayor of Cnsterbridqe, met his wife. Iho sc?ne was very line. F.r away to the south lay tlie sea, liefween it aud us rolled great stretches of down, acroi which flitted waves of alternate liiiht and shadow. The amphitheater itself, althougfl not lees than 1 ,.M10 years r.iit 4a in a. state of nerfecf preserva tion aid is wondt rf : lly lnten siins. Here the old Konian games wens on. iit the gladiators fought. Here rang the plaudits of Homan and British siieeta-tors as now. man and now wild lieat gained tie victory. We stood in the verr center of '.be ETeat clrcl " Her? ' sahl Mr. Hardv, "in 1703 they burn.-d ali"e a poor woman who had poiwued her husband. - Ihey say that 100,000 people were gathered tog'ther on that occasion." It was time lor my to hurry to the station. As I did so I cart a lincerinjr glance at the immense rampart, ot the old British camp, upon which, liefore even the ltomaiia came to this island, stood Maiden castle. Behind in wete rolling up huge masses ot cloud, now luminous with the splendor of sunset, snon livid with the tones of approaching night and Unipct. The ramnarts tli-m selves rose against t:io sky with a Titanlo personr.lity that compellixl tlie swnses to regard them and tocsider. 'Correspondence. f- K , Clinton. Tbs problem can cer tainly bo solved in three moves. Try it again. Tho solution will be duly pub lished next Sunday. D. E. T Blooming ton. Glad to bear from you. Will examine the problem. Problem No. 71. First prize in tourney of the Illustrated American. (By W. B.1L Mclners, Ajnsierdam.) i Black (0). iuiai i:,r r f--.i i bJtiic3 '4Ki I n a ! A Ui ?'-iL S- i W2 iimii , v s Wtilto (11). waits to play and mate in two raovea. S lul.iiiis. PROBLEM NO. 68. ' 1 U a. 1 ; fioled by A. J. C, P, T, jr.. Louillie; ik I yjwwt wiwv- t Chiss Club, lllardlnsburg. Ind. ; 3. M. EU, Lebanon: T. o. Hood, CynUuana; B. C L tlixabeilitown. PROBLEM NO. . , R sq , 1 P Kt T , 2 d-Q a 8 2-any i . .' a Q h. it sq mate. olvef by A. j. c, W. H. TJlerton. Uvilla; J. M. B., Lebanon; T. II. Hood. Cyniliiaaa; Chess Club; Hardin.) urg, Ind. Ths Deciding Battle, Twenty thtnt and final rams fn tbo great match at Uivaua. Played February a. KING'S GAMBIT. White (M TbCblgurlu). J: lark ( Stelnlta), 1 f . 1 P K. . 2 P KB 4 3 1'XP a a.fc SO) 3 a kit KB 3 (a) 4 P K 5 lb) - 4 Kt it 4 6 H k J lO 6 f K Kt 3 (d) P-V 4 6 11 kt It 7 l am lei . 7 ! y 3 - 8 Kt 11 3 8-CctUca, ' o Kt K sq (e) 9PxP 10- bxK 10-PxH 11 erP X QxQ ia ktxQ ia kt B 8 13 Hxif 13 E B 4 (f) 14 Kt K 3 14 li-k S lu-Kt-li 3 15 KU K sq lit Kb-Kt 5 18 B Kt 3 - lT-Kt-. 5 IV HxKU 1 KixyilP 14 KxKt 19 1UH 10 QK Bsq 2t B Kt 3 20 Kt U 5 (g 21-P-H 3 ai Kt K 7 (ch) aa k b a a-dvH a (h a; b-v a (1) aa kt-O 5 0) 2-PxKt a4 kt-B 7 (ca ai-k-kt tq 25-KH-K 7 '-'O KH K. aq s KxP (ch) 27 k It sq 27 K Kt U as Ur-k s (ch) (l) 20 p B 4 aU-Kt K 6 (Ch) (m)20-K-B 3 MHK 7 SD-kR K 7 :tl P U a Sl-fl i 7 aa kt 4 (n) aa p (on) kealifua. BY OTTJXrrZ (Condensed.! is) An luccnlou. inuovaiiun. introduced by t-challop a the Manchester congress. (bi Tne. attack would, probably be better eontinued bv QKl US. (r BniU-r thm B-R4. In wMoh caas bhu-k eua answer KKio or P Q4. id) Ueraisn aulhorlttes continue 1' KKtt, but we coupler the text move safer. -) Proiiably bis be&t. IX be waited for blck to t'lay UKt iui hu game bocams worMX if) reic. KLxP at once would have gtvcTi"!ilm by ,1iir tho superior game. (m Iiiack had no right to expect me than a di-aw in this poKtUon. jid JO kt KI5 woulu have secured that issue more ew-ily. f.ir if lUen ai ! !:. Kt QU ; followed by R KT pave bUck ihe advant-co. ilo A fidlure which ought to have cost the came, wutcU could still have ben drawn eavity bv ii"-KUll; aS-I'xKt, H-K4; 24 Kt It:!. R-QKI4-. CV-P KU1, RxBP, etc (i) T!e correct reply. (J) Tie Kicriftcw was unsound, but bis game was very difficult, on account of tha ctotined Joaltlon of the kntehu tkl White threateaed R Kd (cW, folkrw -ed by J) lis om. 'It Whilo could have won here "bv C B K1 (ci, P 13 (if K Bq; P 33 w Ins) ; ao )!xP (chl. K U3 ; SO-Kt B3. etc (nil Bid pUy. R K7 (ch) would bars won. still. nl One of those sppxlllne disasters which snmetluies unexpeotelv turn lbs fato of a game. HxKtf mlptf. have drawn. Che la Eaeiaad. Played In the fifth rtmnd of the British Chess Association Tournament. March li. SICILIAN DEFENSE, mite f.T. Maon.) Clark 'II. E. Blrd.l 11 ' K 4 1 P-Q B 4 a Kt K n 3 (a) 2 Kr Q B 3 3 Kt B 3 ;i P K. Kt 3 4 1' a 4 PXH f KtxP 6 B K'. B Il-K 3 IW1MJ3 7I!K 3 7 Kt-B 2 8 'astles 8 Casilet O-Q-i 3 -KLKt 30 rxKt IO Kt K se 11 P K B 4 1 1 P K 3 1J-Q it CJ 1 12 Q R 4 (b 13 K R SI. 13 B-412 14 Bxll 14 KxB 15 P R 5 15 K PxP Q Q 4 CO. IH P B 2 17 PxP 17-lltP H-Rr-J 2 18-Q-a 10 B B 3 IO H H 3 20 B (J 5 SO R K 2 31VK Kt ,-r a 22 P Kt 5 2- K-k 4 oRK 3 33-Q-U 3 (c 24 4 k R 4 14-B B 4 Id) 25 a U 6 CO. (a) Kt Q B 3, as nim' en orally played. Is tue nvrmiir oon.inuauoiu ( An error n-htch lot the gaiue. Ho ahmild rwthnr have cone to K 2. irll Hn "na no defense. If K B eq: W Wins. II t' li 4; 1'ir cn. pss. ten Chess calliags. The atmiwl hamdlcwp t arna tent of toe rsewara un. j.i v,ne sa uun wa tw W. A-rw4l 1 . ' wTschlgorl-n went from Havana to New rv-i.n. 1. oH-ln exhibits sx. Steiiiita' is at ITpper Monrotalr. N. J. - In r"ie London tot muncnt Lasker leads 8 143 wins and 1 1-4 lot. Mason 1 Mrwnd wt h 7 1-0 to 2 1-a. The ftoal round was to have been played Friday. . At the annual meeting of the Lcalnetrm Chess Club the following oHiotrs wens ele-.-ed: Capt.-U. P. Willla-ia, lTesi-lcnt : Will VV. Spenoer. Vice President: L. Tl. Fields, S retaiy iind Treaiurer; Executive Cone n..l.e', alve offliors arid Prof. J. L. Logan and J 1. Loevenhart. Arrangements are bo-lug maio for a club tournament. . The report comes from New Tor lhat the Showaiier-Lipwhutx match baa been def-inittlv arranged to btttn Aped 11. Mr. bhoti."cr has heard n-thlng ot this, but as everything was arranged but the date, which -as left 10 Mr. Lirchutr.. supposes this U tlie time deeded on. The match will be lor -0. and will go to tho ilrst winner jl seven games. The Newport Journal says s Paul Mor-phv at one time became niuoh smitten trtik a New Orleans belle, and eonUded to a friend his intention of propodng for ter band. The friend Jufo red the lndv. "What." und she. "io vou suppose I would nrorry a mere chess player!" It it said that after WUs Morphy never played a camo of chess In public. No doubt there a readers of the Oou-rtetxJoin-aJ who would like to iMay some oitrrfpoTOlcnre games if they oouid find BUltablo opponenut. AU ouoh are lnvlied to Inform tiie ohess edrtor, and sto fact 111 be onnounewl Hi this column. Oorro-arondence chess U fine for imtrovlng one's pUy. and it also does much toward ewab-llihinc a frtcndiy Unvercourso between piay. ers of a State. Ihe annual meeting of the Indiana Chess Asocia.ttnn was held at Kokomo. beginning Maich 14. Tt-cre waa a very larae atten-dance, snvn pluyeni entering the champlon-khip feumsm.mt. and sixteen tlie fre-for-ull. u TriiUv nishtall the Kamea had been flnl'hed. except between Mr. liajard and Mr. Urown. who were Mod lor first place. Tho .core was as follows : Won. Lost Mr. II. C Brown g 3 Mr. Oito Ballard Mr. Leech tl a Mr. C. 0. Jsckn Mr. W. U-Ulptey . .1 Mr. L e -2 .. . Mr. i?sn;bnrv, ot Anderson, won tho rrees for-alL with ieco won and one lost. Mr. Miow.lter went over and gave some exlrt-biuon. In the tir-t almuituncoua seance, be wr.n 6 and kt 1. In tlie next won 11 lost a to M-ri. J'rov.-n and Kil'ley. and drew one. Ho plaved three game agmlnst consultiu "layer, winning one, tislng one and d.ain' one. The lollowlng oi.i-nnrs were elected: PrcsKhot, .- C. . Jackwm: Ure Pnklent, Dr. Lewis; fiecre-Uiv, Otto Ballard; Treasurer, H.C. Brown. The meeting s rwoi up Friday night with a big banquet. ST. JOHN WILL GO SOUTH. Pr. Griffith Craar AssallaaC to Bo Kept Toaigbt to His Wife's ' Home Por I teatment. A. St. John, ths man who attempted to strangle Dr. tieorfc-o W. Griffiths, wUl be sent out of tlio city to-night. Ho will co t Morth Carolina, tho home) of his wife. He will not bo prosecuted. Maj. Owens has a number of letters taken from St. John which show that bo has plenty ot money. One letter is written by SU John's father to tho o-hier of bank at Eaton Rapids, telling tho cashier tliat his son was deranged and asking what disposition bo had made of his money. It L. now known that SL Jolin was in an asylum at Lansing for several years and that he haa been out but a little, over a year. Dr. George W. Griffith, it seems, did not pray with the lunatio at any time. He refured to do this, but only consented to lisioa whilo Sf John prayed.