Clipped From The Times
THE INTELLECTUAL, GAME. Tournament Frepxr itdry to the Great Straggles that Will Occur During the Centennial. Chess tournaments are now in progress in New York and this eity. That iu the former city partakes of au international character, France, England, Scotland, America and Oerumny being the native countries of - the different contestants, while the one in this eity is a practice tourney to put our local chess magnates in good form to meet the chess - masters of the old world when they come over to battle for the supremacy on the 15th of next July. Almost all the foreign players of note have indicated their intention of participating in the tournament, and a score or more of Americans will contest. All of the prominent ehess clubs of this country will be represented at this gathering. Emerson Bennett, Jr., is the treasurer ot the Centennial Chess Tournament, with headquarters at No. 10 North Merrick street. Ue is authorized to receive all subscriptions. The Boston Travtller notes that the Ceutennial committee representing Massachusetts (Messrs. P. Ware, Jr., vice president, and J. If. Bhodes, secretary, of the Huston uness Uluoj nave addressed the uover - nors of the several States and Territories, ask - ng ot them a donation, to be called the 'Governors' Prize," to be given to the best play ers, with conditions thut no one player shall take more than one of these gifts, thus enabling many of our fine players to stand a good chance of winning one of these prizes, a lasting memento and beautiful tribute to chess genius. Iu response to this appeal the committee have to announce the first gun from Arkansas. There will be on exhibition fur a few davs iu the wiuduw of Messrs. Butelow. Kennord & Co.. corner of Washington and West streets Boston, u beautiful solid silver goblet, the gi ft ot Gov. A. II. Ourhind.of Arkansas. ihe goblet lias 011 one side, "uentcnuini iiiess Tournament, Philadelphia, 1870," with the State motto, "Itegnant Populi," and oil the opposite side, "From A. II. Garland, Governor of Arkan sas, to ," leaving a sp ce for the winner's name. His anticipated tnttt many such donations win be received, and that the tournament will be an honor to the Philadelphia Club aud to all participants.