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24 fHE WESTMINSTER BUDGET :©GHP , '. SATURDAY, MAY 14. We deeply regret to have to announce the death of one of the most distinguished .English amateurs, the Rev. William Wayte, late Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and for many years assistant master at Eton College. He died on the 3rd inst. at his residence, 6, Onslovv-square, at the age of sixty-eight. Mr. Wayte was educated at Cambridge, where he was Craven Scholar and Browne's Medallist in 1850, took his B.A. degree and M.A. H 1853 to of Greek in Greek was admitted to Holy Orders in 1853, and proceeded 1856. He was assistant master , at Eton College from 1875, was select preacher at Cambridge in 1862, Professor in University College, London, from 1876 to 1879, and examiner for that University from 1886 to 1891. He had published many single sermons and lectures, and was editor of an edition of Plato's " Protagoras," the Greek revised, with analysis and English .notes, which had passed through several editions, and of "Demosthenes against Androtion and against Timocrates," which had reached a second edition, and was joint editor of "The Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities." To his " Demosthenes" Mr. Wayte contributed a most lucid and interesting introduction, with a running commentary throughout. Mr. Wayte was a distinguished chess player and one of the most erudite writers on the game. He was a. frequent contributor to the ttritish Chess Magazine, and within the last few months he commenced a series of interesting articles under the heading " Some Chess Recollections," which, it is to be hoped, will not remain incomplete. The accompanying portrait shows that Mr. Wayte had the carriage and physique of a man conscious of his worth ; but with all the stern outward appearance Mr. Wayte was not free from a certain nervous susceptibility over the .. chess board, and in social intercourse he was a man of kindly disposition and generous feeling. His literary occupation precluded him from devoting more than his leisure hours to the• cultivation, of the game, otherwise he might have attained one of the- highest places amongst English masters. His great knowledge of the theory of the game enabled him to cope successfully with masters like Harwitz, Lowenthal, de Riviere, and others in casual games, whilst at the meetings of the Counties Chess Association he carried off the second prize on several occasions, and the first prize twice. He was for many years the strongest player at'the St. George's Chess Club. REV. 'WILLIAM. WAYTE. The following style: games are selected with a view of showing his versatile 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Rev. W. Wayte. White. P to K4 Kt to KB3 . B to B4 P to QKt4 P to B3 Castles Pto 04 P x P P to Q5 B to Kt2 B to Q3 Kt to B3 Kt to K2 K to R sq B to B2 Q to Q2 B to B3 EVANS A. de Riviere. Black. P to K4 Kt to QB3 B to B4 B x P B to B4 P to Q3 P x P B to Kt3 Kt to R4 Kt to K2 Castles P to QB4 P to B3 P to B5 B to QB4 P to QKt4 Kt to Kt2 GAMBIT. Rev. W. Wayte. White. 18. P to QR4 19. P x P 20. KKt to Q4 21. P to B4 22. P to B5 23. Kt to K6 24. R to B3 25. R to R3 26. QKt to B4 27. Kt to Kt6 ch 28. P to Kt4 29. BP x B 30. PtoK5 31." Kt x P dis ch 32. Kt to Kt6 ch 33. QR to KB sq A. de Riviere. Black. B to Q2 B x P B to Q2 Q to K sq , K to R sq R to B2 B to Kt3 . Kt to Kt sq PtoR3 K to R2 B x Kt R to B2 BP x P K to R sq K to R2 Resigns M. de Riviere defends correctly up to 14...P. to B5, thus allowing eventually one of the Knights to get at K6 over Q4. With 17. P to QR4 Black's Queen's side Pawns are destroyed, but the ingenious Frenchman makes still a good fight, and could have bettered his game still more with 21...P to B4. After 22. P to B5 and Kt to K6 the game plays itself. The question is only a matter of modus operandi, Mr. Wayte selecting the most elegant continuation. Mr. Lowenthal. White. 12. Kt to B3 13. Kt to K2 14. Q to Q2 15. QR to B sq 16. Kt to K sq 17. K to R sq 18. Q x Kt 19. P to B4 20. Kt to Kt3 21. Kt to B3 22. Kt to R4 23. Q to KB3 24. B to Q4 25. Kt (R4) to B5 26. Kt x B 27. Q to Kt4 , 28. Kt to R6 ch 29. BxPch EVANS GAMBIT. Moves 1 to lias in the preceding game. Rev. W. Wayte. Black. Kt to Kt3 P to QB4 P to B3 R to Kt sq Kt to K4 Kt x B R to K sq Q to K2 B to B2 P to QKt4 P to B5 PtoKt5 B to Kt3 B x Kt Q x P P to Kt3 K to Kt2 K x B Mr. Lowenthal. White. 30. Qto.Kt5ch 31. P to B5 32. Pto B6 ch 33. Q to Kt3 34. Q to R3 35. Q to Q7 36. Q x KRP 37. Q to R8 ch 38. QtoR7ch 39. R x Q ch 40. P to Kt3 41. P x P 42. Q to R4 ch 43. Q to R3 44. Q to B sq ch 45. Q lo QKt sq Resigns Rev. W. Wayte. Black. K to K 2 B to Kb K to B srj Q to YA B x R B x K< Q to B5 •Kt .>'rt2 K x 1" B K U V to Ktb 1' x 1' B to Kt4 T m Ki7 K to Kt2 Kt to B5 Mr. Wayte conducts the defence according to the analysis'of the highest authorities. Mr. Lowenthal's 16. Kt to K sq might be dispensed with in favour of 16. Kt to Kt3, as in consequence of the text-move V>hck is enabled lo exchange one of White's powerful Bishops for a Knight and Black has then the best of it, and may continue either as above, or'with 18...B to B2, and P to QKt4 (for the latter purpose 15...R to Kt S q v being played). '.In order to maintain the attack on the King's side White had to resort to the hazardous 25, Kt to B5, the beginning of an ingenious but unsound combination, which might have succeeded against a less careful player than Mr. Wayte. There are some hidden pitfalls right up to the end ; but 36...Q to B5 puts an end to all further ingenuity. On the previous ] move, however Black could have won right off with 35....R to Kt2 instead of 35. ..B x Kt. . PROBLEM NO. 107. By W. J. Clarke and H. G. El well. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. is lyery SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 106. 1. Kt x P, any move ; 2. Q, R, or Kt mates. . ' . 1 : '• THE TEMPERANCE VOTE. An unnoted incident of the South Norfolk election significant, in view of recent heart-searchings as to the political relationships of the Temperance Party. Mr. T. W. Russell, M.P., was announced to speak for the Tory candidate. Some irresponsible Liberal joker conceived the notion of "printing a number of bills with the announcement that Mr. T. W. Russell, M.P., THE GREAT TEMPERANCE ADVOCATE, would speak that night on behalf of Mr. Soames, and distributed them about the district. In the most frantic haste the Tory agents tent out all over the place to paste over and tear down the announcement. When one party is anxious to make a present of temperance advocacy to its rival, and the rival in hot haste repudiates the gift, it certainly looks as though it had become necessarv to clear the air, and define how both parties really do stand in tins connexion. TOBACCONISTS COMMENCING.—Illustrated Guide (259 pages*, 3d. ^ D . a «°'. 5 ^ a Outfitting Company, 186, Euston-road, London. Largest and original house. Hairdre~.r..ia fitted up. Estimates free. (A reputation of over half a century.) Manager, H. Myers,

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 20 May 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 26

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