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 - ; J FATJI, MORPHYS PICTURE - Presented' 'tat...
; J FATJI, MORPHYS PICTURE - Presented' 'tat the Cheas' Clab for a yy gallery:,. of ; Celebrities. v A ;1irgecray6tf portrait of the late Paul Morphy, made by B. Moses, for the Chets, Cbeckers and Whlefc Club, will soon be given a place of honor In the clnbrooms. Meanwhile It can be seen in See hold's show window.''-. ';:;v .;v-;.v - This crayon was copied from a photograph of Paul. Morphy as be appeared at the age of-a: Just prior to his starting on his triumDhal tonr of the world, as thu champion - obeas player of New Orleans conquering- all antagoolsUi. Paul Cbarles Morphy, the greatest chess player of modern times, was born In New Orleans June iST, 1837,. and died In this city July xw, xh. ills grandfather, a native ol Madrid, Spain, emigrated to the United States and settled in ChtrlMton. 8. C. His father removed to New Orleans at an early age, studied - law - under Edward Livingston, wae twice a member of the legislature, ' became attorney general of Louisiana, and afterwards Judge of the supreme court, and died in 1656. Paul was ; graduated at Spring Hill College, near- Mobile, Ala.," in October, 1854, studied law and waa admitted to the bar in ..1858. He . early exhibited a fondness for the game of chess, and at the age of lO was taught, the moves bv bis father. When 12 years of age be had succeefully ; encountered the best, players of. .New Orleans, a During - his colleeiate course he continued to take an Interest In the game and in - turn defeated Enzeoe 'Rousseau. his uncle, Ernest Morphy, and John J. uowentnai, tne Hungarian player, w.n-nlng a majority of the games. . In the autumn of 1857 he was present at the first American cheas congress in New xork city, where be met and vanquished tbe best players of the continent. On returning to New, Orleans In 1858 he issued a challenge to the chess amateurs and professionals of : America, . offering the PlCL (From a Photograph Taken odd of pawn arid move, but this was not accepted.: Uwrlug ' the i following; season he first exhibited his; ability to pTay without seeing the-board, and be of ten carried on seven games at' ence- He sailed . tor i!inrope - In -June, 1858, and in. London again met and defeated Lowenthal. He attended the annua meeting of tne Brio lsb Cbess Association at Birmingham, and played eight games s'mnltaneously, with-out seeing . the board. He won five, lost two and drew one. He -next' went 'to' larts and ra;ulhed the best players . of France On? jaevera .occasions. lie played: blindfolded, several games against . the strongest - players and aHvay a won th majority of games. ' On leaving Faiis he was tendered a farewell banquet, at .which bis bust -was crowned with laurel by the bet players of the French' capital. He went to London and repeated bis former' astonishing performances, -and. then retained home. He gave .up chess - playing ' and devoted himself 'to his profession of attorney-at-law. Several years later he was attacked . by a mental disease from which he never fully recovered.' The chena club; -desiring to honor the memory of this most skillful cbess player, a New .Orleans man, will 'place his portrait la their gallery of celebrities. t '-v SOUTHERN STATES . " - ITEMS OF INTEREST. Gleaned ij the Picajmie'a Corps of Special Oorrespondenta, - Escaped Texas Convict Killed Near t the Loabiaaa lAat, While Attempting to JTUI One of the Prosecuting Witnesses. Fatal Shooting Affray Near Bayon Gonla--Peter Horn : Executed for Harder at Colauibng. - Many, . March J The news has Just reached here of the killing- of Turner Fergnaon at Sabine Town, Tex., Just across the river from the Louisiana side. It appears that Fergoaoa waa sentenced to ' five years la . the. penitentiary from Sabine county, Tex.,- some three years ago,' Josh .Corner being the' only witness against tlm. He served about eighteen months and made his escape, returning; to Sabine Town,- and soon - after slipped up to HORPHY. When He Was 20 Tear Old.) Gomer's bouse and shot tbe latter, wounding bim slightly.., Gomer secured bis . gun and .wounded Ferguson in the - sboalder as be ran off: Xothlng more was beard' Of Ferguson' until Saturday, Feb. 26, when he came Into Gomer's field, where a, few neighbors were helping bim roll logs, when Ferguson cam near tbe crowd. The crowd had all brought their guns with them for the purpose of taking a bunt' when they bad finished rolling Logs. Tbey all made a rush for their weapons, and Fenmaon beiran nrint; iato''tbe- 'crowd,'. .8eeal''abots::'were ex- several .Winchester balls and buckshot. No character and the killing, was purely In seU- defense. s The. further news of an affray which " oc-carred Saturday at Keith station, forty-five miles south of this place, on the. P. O. Railway, has. Jdst reaehed here. A man, Tubbs by yuiic,.ia o. a viipnanc oecame involved In a. quarrel (over business matters. Oliphant left him , and ".walked back into bis (Oliphant's) -store.; Tubbs followed and began abusing Olipbant and finally drew bis pistol and fired at Oliphant' three times without effect, Oliphant then shot him twice, killing - him- in stantly, vupoui is wen Known in tbis part of the. state and eastern Texas, being an ex-sheriff I I I I

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 02 Mar 1898, Wed,
  3. Page 12

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