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I _ L _ 1 4 ' ptember, 1874. Having learned chess at an early age in his own family circle, he became e age of fifteen years, and fi period dates his chess career. He made his mark as a talented player in local circles ; his fame, however, was confined to his county only. Deinj? entrusted with the chess editorship x>f the Dudley uc wa=> necessarily compelled to devote more attention to the theory of the game, and thus he became a scientific as well as a good practical player, law bv means of eatinsr dinners many Austrian students would not mind undergoing a course of such lectures amongst the team. He top boards also holdei tourney Worcester Championship, '1884-95. He He played successfully on various occasions at the meetings oftha Craigside Craigside Hydro, Llandudno, and won the last Christmas, amongst the competitors being Messrs. Burn, Gunston, E. O. Jones, the Rev. J. Owen, and the Rev. A. B. Skip worth. He was deemed worthy of a placa in the Cable match in consequence, and he has justified the expectations of the Selection Committee, who assigned him a high place as the opponent of Mr. Hodges, the next best player to Pillsbury and Showalter on the American side. In this responsib'e position Mr. Bellingham had the nerve to hold out as second player to the very last moment:, when his opponent was compelled to offer a draw. Mr. Bellingham, amongst other accomplishments, \s also an expert blindfold • player. He now edits a chess column in the County Express with " conspicuous (ability.^ Since the Cable match Mr, BeUin^ham.has become a candidate of the British Chess Club, where he will find ample opportunity to further .improve, and, it is hoped, to become the best player of the club. Gime played in the Anglo-American between Hodges and Bellingham : i. WHITE. J - i White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 43. 1. Kt to B5, K to K4 • 2. Q to Q4 h ( 1. .......... K to B4 ; 2. K to Kt7, 1. , P to Kt4 ; 2. Q to Q4 < K x Kt 3. P to Kt4" mates any move K to B3 3. Q 3. Q Q4 Q6 55 MR. G. E, H. BELLINGHAM. STEIN1TZ: NOT DEAD. There is no truth from a seric is receiving every care. 1 om Moscow that the famou • \ I, S I L , lis mental malady, remains Mr. Steinitz is deadvlf Reuter where he Cible Match on Board No. 6, A CYCLE WEDDING IN LONDON. r * Last Sunday Londoners had an opportunity of witnessin a RUY LOPEZ. P to Q4 Kt x P A. B. Hodges. White. ' 1. P to K4 2. Kt to KB3 3. BtoKt5 4. B to R4 5. B x Kt ch' 6. 7. 8. Castles 9. Kt toQB3 10. B to K3 11. Q to Q2 1,2. QR to Qs.| 13. PtoB3 14. KKt to K2 15. B to Q4 16. Kt x B 17. P to Q Kt3 18. KKttoK2 19. K to R sq 20. Q to Q3 21. Kt toKt3 22. Q to Q2 23. QKt to K2 G. 24. Q 25. P 26. Q 27. R QB4 KB2 Q 28. K to Kt sq 29. R to K2 30. PtoK5 31. PxP 32. KR to Q2 33. Kt to K2 34. Kt to B4 35. Kt With Q3 E. II. Bellingham. Hack. PtoK4 Kt to QB3 P to QR3 P to Q3 PxB PxP B to Q2 Kt to K2 Kt to Ki3 B to K2 Castles R to K sq B to B3 Q to K2 B x B ch Q R to Kt sq PtoR3 Q to K4 QR to Q sq Q to QR4 Kt to B5 Q to K4 Kt x Kt Q to QKt4 Qto QB4 QxQ PtoQB4 B to B3 R to K3 P to Kt3 PxP K to B sq K to K2 R to B3 R to QKt sq • T" A. B. Hodges. White. 36. K to B2 37. 38. 39. 10. 11. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. Kt to B4 R to K sq ch K to Kt3 R (K sq) to Q R to" K sq ch R x R ch P to KR4 RtoK2ch Kt to Q3 K to B2 R to Q3 P to R5 VI. Rto-K3 48. PtoKKt4 19. K to Kt3 50 KttoB4. 51. 52. 53. PxP 54. R to K3 55. Kt to Q5 56. R x R 57. Kt to'B4ch .58. K to B2 59. K to K3 G. E. H. Bellingham Black. R to K3 . , R to B3 K to B sq R to K sq q K to K2 K' to B sq . , KxR , K to K2 K to Q sq P to QR4 R to B4 '• B to Q2 • R to B3 B to B3 , K to Q2 K to B2 K to Q2 PxP totally novel sight. It has been left to a jparty of enterprising foreigners the first bicycle wedding, and, judging from the public interest to hold \ maybecome The ceremony took place at the French Catholic Church, Leicester-square, and some little time before the hour appointed, sightseers began to assemble in the narrow thoroughfare in which the sacred edifice stands, necessitating the presence of an inspector and half a dozen constables to keep a clear passage. The triumphal ride to the church door was marred by the the vanguard of guests to whose com dismount. All eyjes, however, were centred on the nuptial pair. room rode a Sociable Safety, as did the best man, bridesmaids, and several others of the company. The bride was arrayed in white satin, veil, and orange blossoms complete, whilst the appearance of the groom was equally effective, in frock coat and tall hat." Nearly everybody wore white flowers in their buttonholes' and a number of machi of lilies of the valley. bore large bouquets Kt toQ3 Kt to B sq Kt to K2 60: 61. 62. 63. PxP 64. K to B2 65. Kt to B3 66. Kt to K2 ch 67. K to K3 68. Kt to B4 69. Kt to ; R3 • B to Kt2 R to K3 KxR K to B3 B to. B3 B to Kt2 K to Kt4 B to B3 P to R4 P x P P to KR5 K to B5 K to K4 Kto B4 B to Kt2 • ' Drawn EQUITABLE FIRE AND ACCIDENT. For the year 1896 ii amounted to £206 fire art men t the net premium L7.951 less than in 1895. £130.810. and the expenses £71.465 in this » T. £4 Acc incomes has been £21,144, beiiig £1 The a surplus -i r •'f —"~ rtment net premium mor^ than in claims, and bonus to those who have not claimed. £9,791 h expenses £3.701. 1895, £7,651, The effect of • •• •k with this surDl leaving a surplus in this department of reduction of (£16 Is- 6d,.), recommended cleverly to meet the 03) Mr. Iiam manceuvreid QR to Qsq, to bring his Q and for the purpose of computing the actual profit of the year there may be added to the surplus one-third of the reduction of reven,ue for liability rurl ^^makirig the profit of the year £17,854. '•Ftirtiier divide 6d. per share. £78,654 forward.