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placing the king in check, no penalty can be inflicted on his replacing his king and moving elsewhere.

1788. [Otherwise ?] If the player should touch a man which cannot be moved without placing his king in check, he must move his king instead.

1789. If a player about to move touch one of his adversary's men, without saying " J'adoube" when he first touches it, lie must take that piece, if it can be lawfully taken.

1790. Should it not be taken, he must, as a penalty, move his king; but should the king be unable to play without going into check, no penalty can be enforced. It is not allowed to castle upon a compulsory move of the king.

1791. While you hold your piece you may move it anywhere allowed by the rules; but when you quit your hold the move is completed, and must be abided by.

1792. If you inadvertently move one of your adversary's pieces instead of your own, he may compel you to take the piece you have touched, should it be en prise; or to replace it and move your king, or to leave it on the square to which you have moved it, and forego any other move at that time.

1793. Should you capture one of the adverse pieces with another, instead of one of your own, the capture holds good, if your opponent so decides.

1794. If the player takes a piece through a false move, his adversary may compel him to take such piece with one that can lawfully take it, or to move the piece that has been touched, if such move does not expose the king to check, or he may be directed to move his king.

1795. If you take one of your own men, instead of one of your adversary's, you may be compelled to move one of the two pieces touched, at the option of your opponent.

1796. Mr. Walker thinks that the penalty should be to lose the man you have improperly taken oir.

1797. An opponent has the option of punishing a false move, by claiming the false move as your move, by compelling you to move the piece touched, as you may think fit, or to replace the piece and move your king.

1798. The king must never be exposed to check by any penalty enforced.

1799. If you move twice running, you may be compelled to abide by both moves, or to retract the second.

1800. Unlimited time is allowed for the moves (unless other. wise agreed.] If one player insists upon the postponement of the termination of a game, against the will of his opponent, the game is forfeited by him who will not play on.

1801. When a pawn is moved two squares, it is liable to be taken, en passant, by a pawn, but not by a piece.

1802. If you touch both king and rook, intending to castle, you must move one of the two pieces, at the option of your adversary; or he may compel you to complete the castling.

1803. You cannot take a piece and castle at the same time; nor does the rook check as it passes to its new position; but it may check on its position after castling.

1804. False castling is liable to the same penalties as a false


1805. When a player gives the odds of a rook, he does not relinquish the right of castling on the side from which the rook has been taken, all other conditions being lawful, as if the rook were in its place.

1806. When you give check you must say so aloud.

1807. If check is not called on either side, but subsequently discovered, you must endeavor to recall all the moves back to the period when the check first occurred.

1808. You are not compelled to cry check when you attack

the queen.

1809. If you cry check, and afterward alter your determination, you are not compelled to abide by the intention, provided you have not touched the piece.

1810. When a pawn reaches the opposite side of the board it may be replaced by any piece, at the option of the owner, . and irrespective of the pieces already owned by him.

1811. Stall-mate is a drawn game.

1812. Drawn games count for nothing; and he who moved first in the drawn game moves first in the following.

1813. If you declare to win a game, or position, and only draw it, you are accounted the loser.

1814. When you have either of the following advantages of force, you are compelled to give check-mate in fifty moves, or the

game is considered drawn :

1815. King and queen against king.
King and rook against king.
King and two bishops against king.
King, bisbop, and knight, against king.
King and queen against king and rook.
King and rook against king and minor piece.
King and pawn against king.
King and two pawns against king and pawn.

1816. If you move after your adversary has made a false move, or committed other irregularity, you cannot claim the penalties.

1817. Spectators are forbidden to make remarks.

1818. Disputes to be referred to a third party.

EVENING PASTIME. 1819. Among the innocent recreations of the fireside, there are few more commendable and practicable than those afforded

by what are severally termed Anagrams, Charades, Conundrums, Enigmas, Puzzles, Rebuses, Riddles, Transpositions, &c.

1820. Of these there are such a variety, that they are suited to every capacity; and they present this additional attraction, that ingenuity may be exercised in the invention of them, as well as in their solution.

1821. Many persons who have become noted for their literary compositions may date the origin of their success to the time when they attempted the composition of a trilling enigma or charade.

1822. Anagrams are formed by the transposition of the letters of words or sentences, or dames of persons, so as to produce a word, sentence, or verse of pertinent, or of widely different meaning

1823. They are very difficult to discover, but are exceedingly striking when good. The following are some of the most remarkable.

1824. Transposed FormsAstronomers-No more stars ; Catalogues-Got as a clue; Elegant-Neat leg; ImpatientTim in a pet; Immediately-I met my Delia ; MasqueradeQueen as mad; Parishioners—I hire parsons; ParliamentPartial men; Penitentiary-Nay I repent; PresbyteriansBest in prayer; Sweetheart—There we sat; TelegraphsGreat helps.

1825. Conundrums.—These are simple catches, in which the sense is playfully cheated, and are generally founded upon words capable of double meaning. The following are examples.

1826. If a person were looking at a conflagration by the names of what three great British writers, could he express his emotions ?

1827. Dickens, How-itt Burns ! 1828. The name of what class of persons, in Rome, might a bear be supposed to say when he was licking his paws after having eaten a little girl ?

1829. Gladiator-Glad I ate her.

1830. Who first introduced salt provisions into the navy? 1831. Noah, when he took Ham into the ark.

1832. Why need a person never be hungry in the desert ? 1833. Because of the sand which is there.-Sandwiches ! 1834. Why is a clock the most modest thing in the world ?

1835. Because it always keeps its hands before its face, and no matter how good its works are, it will run itself down.



Home Comforts-Household Receipts-Wise Economy

Fuel-Things to Know-Cleanliness--AccidentsAgriculture-Gardening-Etc., Etc.

HOUSEHOLD MAXIMS. 1836. A short needle makes the most expedition in plain Bewing.

1837. When you are particular in wishing to have precisely wbat you want from a butcher's, go and purchase it yourself.

1838. One flannel petticoat will wear nearly as long as two, if turned behind-part before, when the front begins to wear thin.

1839. People in general are not aware how very essential to the health of their inmates is the free admission of light into their houses.

1840. A leather strap, with a buckle to fasten, is much more commodious than a cord for a box in general use for short distances; cording and uncording is a disagreeable job.

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