A little Morphy; a little Anderssen

Jan 10, 2010, 7:57 PM |

The Chess Player, September 6, 1852
edited by Kling and Horwitz

Matches played at the St. George's Chess Club:—
     No. 1.—The match between Mr. Stannton and Major Jaenisch has terminated in favour of Mr. Staunton, Mr. S. scoring seven to Major J.'s two, and two games were drawn. We understand that Major Jaenisch will soon return to his native country.
     No. 2.—The match between Mr. Horwitz and Mr. Bird, after a hard contest, has terminated in favour of Mr. Horwitz. The latter won seven games against Mr. Bird's three, and four were drawn.
     No. 3,—A third match is pending between Mr. Loewenthal and Mr. Williams ; each party has won a game, and one game was drawn. We also understand that a match will be played by Captain Kennedy and Mr. Loewe.
           We hear there has been already collected for the Chess
           Tournament in Berlin a sum of 1000 Prussian thalers—
           equal to about 150 l. English money.
A fete was given on the 18th ult. by the United Chess Club of Potsdam and Berlin to M. Anderssen, on his return from the Tournament in London. Sixty members were present ; among the number was Max Lange, a distinguished chess-player from Magdeburg. Before sitting down to supper, the latter and Andersseu played a game together for the edification of the spectators, and Auderssen came off victorious. M. Anderssen is now on his way to the Baths at Salzbrun, and thence returns to his birth-place, Breslau, to resume his functions as professor at the Gymnasium.


Reuben Vaughan Kidd: Soldier of the Confederacy

by Alice V. D. Pierrepont
Petersburg, VA

letter from Victoria Gasquet:
                                                                    New York, July 21, 1859
     We have heard of Ella's safe arrival home [presumably from New Orleans]. New Orleans so far is very healthy.  You have no doubt seen by the papers that Mr. & Mrs. Sickles are again together.  Mr. S. says that he has no idea of allowing his wife to be an outcast from the world.  For me, I always thought he was the first to cast her off.  However, he now tells the public that he has forgiven her all her faults, & does now love her more than ever.
     I send you by the same mail as this letter, yesterday's Herald, which will give you an account of the affair, but the love prt was a telegraphic dispatch.
     I saw yesterday the set of chessmen that was presented to Paul Morphy by the members of the chess club of New York,  all gold & silver.  They are really very fine.