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CHURCH AND NONCONFORMITY.

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DRAUGHTS. EDITED BY MANNINGHAM." "In friendly contention the old men Laughed at each tucky hit or unsuccessful manoeuvre Laughed when a man was crowned, or a breach was made in the King TOw."—Longfellow, Evangeline. TO CORRESPONDENTS. All correspondence intended for this column should be forwarded not later than Tuesday evenings, so as to insure insertion in the same week's issue. Secretaries of clubs are cordially invited to send us reports of matches and nieetiugs, or any other matter of interest to players generally. J. T. (Swansea).—We think a knowledge of book is very essential to the attainment of anything like ) proficiency in the (fame, and in our opinion con- siderably adds to the enjoyment of the game. D. T. (Cardiff).—8orry to learn of your departure. Trust you w ill do well in your new sphere of labour. "NoviCE" (Swansea).—Yes, in a most flourishing state. SOLUTION TO PROBLEM 149. Black Men on 1, 6, 8, 10, 11,12,14,15 andflS. White Men on 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 31. White to move and win. 23 19 17 13 20 16 31 26 26 23 22 17 6 9 1 6 11 20 8 11 11 16 White wins. SOLUTION TO PROBLEM 150. Black Men on 4, 7, 10, 14, 17, 23 and 24. White Men on 9, 12, 26, 28, 29 and 30. „ King 19. Black to move and win. 4 8 10 15 17 21 23 27 27 31 31 24 12 3 3 10 10 17 19 10 23 19 Black wins. PROBLEM 153.—By Dr. A. SCHAEFER, New York. BLACK. WHITE. Black Men on 6 and 14. „ King 11. White Man on 13. Kings 22 and 23. I White to move and win. ve PROBLEM 154.—By Mr. H. REID, Edinburgh. BLACK. BLACK. WHITE. Black Men on 18 and 26. „ King 31. White Men on 24 and 27. King 4. Black to move and win. GAME 78.—" SOUTER." The following game, in which an exceedingly pretty and effective stroke occurs, was played some time ago between Messrs. Anderson and Scton. Seton's move. 11 15 25 22 18 22 27 18 6 15 14 7 23 19 8 11 25 18 10 19 13 6 3 10 9 14 30 25 15 22 24 15 1 10 28 3 22 17 4 8 23 18 711 31 26 Black *6 9 22 -7 "1 16 32 27 22 13 wins. 17 13 14 18 18 15 12 16 18 14 2 6 26 23 16 23 15 10 31 24 MAMMOTH MATCH AT MELBOURNE.—In the annual Town v. Country match, recently played at Melbourne, 182 players took part, and an in- teresting struggle ensued. The Town players running out winners with a lead of 27 games. The Herd Laddie is still on the war path," and, on a recent visit to Glasgow, added considerable lustre to his brilliant career by winning 18 out of 20 games contested, 2 being drawn. Metropolitan Clubs are being frequently favoured with exhibitions of simultaneous play by Mr. A. Gordan, and should as a result, derive much benefit from such display.

GORSEINON.

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