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[Chess Player]

Source: The Illustrated London News, Sept 8, 1883

America is a world of wonders. The latest addition to its list of these is a "deaf and blind poet," named Morison, who, says the Picayune, has been astonishing the New Orleans people by defeating the most skillful chess players. "He has a board on which the men stand fitted into sockets, and with his hands he feels the field, by the sense of touch alone watching the movements of the enemy, forming his combinations against him, analysing the most intricate situations, and coming off victorious most of the time."