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 - -'"-JfOHIC -A. GALBHEATIT " Ssleeteat . the...
-'"-JfOHIC -A. GALBHEATIT " Ssleeteat . the AaaerlesaOhesa : John a. galbbeath. v ; The selection of Mr, John A. Gaibreath, of New Orleans, a one of the ten' 'American chess players, to play the" intern.-tionei cable match, witl. tbe r.ngaU pits' in Brooklyn on Monday, starch l3,:-ca altogether unexpected' to that rn tie-man, the first Intimation he Jttvu; cl the honor being the dlspatcbe)'i3r2 ttaornlng papers. : - Mr. Gaibreaicbi is a resident -f J-'ew Orleans. stod s. well-known newspapr rsna avnd telegrapher, and tod Haany friends tiers - eppreclaXe Che honor ' well as he doea baanself. He is a native of Mississippi, and has Jived a!U hla life at Jackson and VlckstHirgf and is weil-knewn-Ohrougnout che state. He cacne to Kw Orleatus ia 18W2, and had charge of, the Southern Associated Press buxeava -before: Its consolidation - with the Associate i r-rees in April last.. -. - Mr. Galbrearh) was chess editor ff tv" Spirit of the Booth, when published te-and is now connected with the-, I Ktates. The match wtna the Br! which he will play, J one between r and British pjayors, foe tbe etj'i by 61r George In ewnes, and wlU 1 most lmportavnt chess event of li ; The first year it was. won by the - r-cans, last year it was won by tt lah, and now chf Americans will -y 1 get It back. Mr.- Galbreath has - ,. - - j .been tan enthnsiaetio caieu pteyer, -. h-'ginning. ta l&il.lu he played on of -the most remarkable game on record, andv which . became famous the worli over. -It was a three-cornered game, by telegraph, -between -A. K. Black. mar, c. 'A. Maurian, Walter Xaxran-t and W. C. fitrong, in. New Orleans; L Hardy, J. 1. Tinney, an VickKburgj W. . 'Xinney, in laches, andT Mr. 'Galbreath la Jackson. Th gentlemen-in. ttte Misslaslppi -towns -were opposed -to -the gentlemen in New Orleans, -.and tioaily -won the game. If was DubUahed in U1 the eportlng r-spers -at the ; tlnvC, end widely caznmentxi on. In ua mx. vraiDTeatn. piayea in a tour-nament here of : eighteen games, an J. though he-gave -odds- 'to every other . tn - the. game, he won the tonrik-ncr 'losing ouiy; two. of the eighteen ganea. ' He will paoceed in ample time to l.roo'--lyn, where the Americans will gather, s T 1 piay the game with -the Engiiih. by ca i .j across the waiter. " -,' . - . : j : , : Team to Way the British,' tv ,- - -;. ."..'.,lt! .: -J1- -': X J ' X, X. F

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 25 Feb 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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