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THE CALVMET NEWS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1n, PAGE TWO Houghton VILLAGE OF L'INSE HAS GOOD FUTURE WAVE OF OPTIMISM COMES WITH NEW INDUSTRIES AND POS- 1 SIBILITIES FOR FARMING. A visitor t. I.'Anse. the pretty little t,,w i; . ti the ' - "f K eenaw pav, now posse -scs not a little inter est for the visitor, mainly for the rea son that where there was Just a sug r -'.i n of optimism always in evidence, now there is more than a suggestion. eiUi!y is opti inistie, seeing a new future for the town. one of the first reasons given for the faith that the inhabitants of the town hold In Its future Is the begin ning of operations on the sawmill of the L'Anse Bay Iuitbtf company, ground for the foundations of the build ings being broken last week. The COsBpaa hag large areas of timber in Parana eounty. which will kii the mill busy for a long term of years, and will give employment not only to some men at the nulls, but two or three times that number in the w .ods in the vicinity of the village. The mill which the company has pur chased was that formerly used by a largo lumbering concern at Grand Morale, tail which was closed dowa when the railroad coimeeting the town w:th the outside world was torn up. This is a modern and up to date mill, built reeetitly. and was built for ser fa e for the next forty or fifty years, but with the railroad taken away, it was of re use h Grand Mara is, and the present owners seized the opportunity oi securing it. It was taken down audi was brought to 1 .'Ai.sc by the steamer ! mpi g. Some Fine Farm Lands. There Is another rea3on for iie phased feelings of the inhabitants of the town,, and that is the great in terest that is bv.ng awkened to the possibilities of the farming lands in the vicinity of I.'Anse. Great tracts i I i n il lie to the eastward and south of LAnse. which when settled and cleared will provide homes for more people than there Ml now residing in the entire county, as the soil is the hi., st in the whole Lake Superior reg ion, which is coining to be acknow ledged as the garden spot for hardy fruits and vegetables, being about the same as which has m ule Ontonagon famous for its products of the soil. There are tome farmers near I.'Anse Ad Skai.ee that in fruit lines vie with the famed Bitter Root valley in Mon tana, and wbut those farms have de i d into, show the possibilities of the whole region east and south of I.'Anse. This region ,M particularly well situated, as far as transportation is concerned :iu t h. '1I. nir. Milium kee& SL Paul and Horthwesu, n. with!?."" to up"ft him mura,,y und m'1 the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic railroads furnish all facilities, while the (In. harlMr at I.'Anse provides wa ter communication with the outside world. Markets Near st Hand. The market! at the door of J.Anse are the large centers, such as Chicago and other nearby cities, and also the copper country with Its 100, (MM) jeople. and the Iron counties with an addition al 100.000 people. The two latter dis tricts will give a market for all the produce that can be raised for years in the entire region tributary to Ke weenaw Hay. but sometimes the mark ets in the larger spoken of l higher than even In the copper coun try. There are two inducements for set tlers Jn Karaga county, which those of few other communities have and tliat Is that there are two fine educational institutions, practically at the door of L Anse, one of them is the world famed Michigan College of Mines at Houghton, and the other Is the North ern M:higan Normal school at Mar quette both within an hour's ride, and Guarantees 7lain We sell nothing but nation - w i.!. advertised, guaranteed goods. This guarantee goes with every piece of 147 Rogers Bros, silverware we sell. - ' GUARANTEE Kvei of sllverplate bearing the 147 Rogers Pros, trade mark Is guaranteed by the makers to give perfect satis faction In every respect. MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO., MERIDEN, CONN. Initials engraved free. Warren Jewelry Go. CALCMBT. Department which will pnN of advantage to those rafting families un this favored spot. HOME FOR LAKE SAILORS. G. A. Tomlinson is Helping to Make Life Pleasant For Men. The lake sailor was long nogUvUxl, but things are coming his way now, and powerful friends will keep them QOfttfBOJ if he but responds to the tfforts In his behalf. G. A. Tomlin son of Duluth is the influential friend on Lake Superior. says the News-Tribune, and other men are looking after his interests on the oth er lakes. Instead of having no place to go when he comes ashore except a ajoon or sailor's boarding house, he goes to the Duluth sailors' headquar ters, where he meets with friends that are also In port, and they read books or periodicals, play a game of pool or listen to the phonograph. The place is K an, and there is no disorder, no hint of intoxication, and everything is cal lalatod to uplift tho nature of the hardy followers of the great inlund seas. Mr. Tomlinson is in charge of the labor situation on laike Superior lor the like I'.irriers' assoei.it ion. and he lias caused t" be established on the se nd floor of the Duluth Marine Supply company building a large room to be ilcvoted exclusively to the men who make their homes when atloat In the forecastles of the lake ships. Mr. Tomlinson is Just now fitting up the room. Yesterday he purchased a pol table to be set up in the room, ami hits 'made arrangements for a branch libra jry. New furniture has been put in and a phonograph with a large number of 'records Is to be put in this week. The place Is known as an assembly room and is an adjunct of the shipping of fice of the Laike Carriers' assoc iation in Duluth, which is in charge of John Curry. It may not ! generally known, but a lake sailor may conduct a savings bank account without being near the bank. He does his banking through the master of the ship on which he is sailing. When be leaves money with the master he is given a deposit slip on which to enter the amount, which is credited in his pass book. The master then attends to the mattii of depositing the money in the bank. This was the first year that the lake sailors were invited to keep a savings bank account. It was a suggestion of the Lake Carriers association, and ap proximately M per cent of the lake sailors availed themselves of the op portunity, and this is considered b tic vesseltncn as a very food beginning. Tho combination of interest in the lake sjailor. which works for his fin ancial welfare by inducing him to save a part of his earnings, and provides an attrai tive place for him to meet his friends on shore, has already had a mtv grntifving effect. It all tends to temperate habits and makes of the sailor a better man. He puts himself In the way of advancement, he has funds when the season of navigation ends, ami the assembly room on short- c alb- Mr. Tomlinson takes a great inter est in Uie new plans for giving the sailor a chance. During the season of navigation Just ended a total of " ' . ;l """" "u,lc "'" wriers. If Users is any discrimination shown there it in in favor of the man who gives outward evidence that he It Miter and that it is his natural con dition at all times. NEW OFFICERS SELECTED. Over one hundred members attended the annual meeting of tho Houghton dub Tuesday evening, and partook of " banouet after the business was 'isposed of. Following arc the officers lecte I; Pnsl.'eiit. H S. She! den. Secretary, Robert Shields. Treasurer. Charles H. Moss. Governors, one year, James It. Dee. W C Douglas. D. L Koliin oa. and John c Prvr: two vears I L Hub bard. . P. S. ager. W. D. 'alerl; three years. A. J Ruld. W. H McLaugh lin. C. H. Cooper and T. It. Polh s MOVE WEATHER BUREAU. Authority was received from Wash ington yener lay by Weafhe, observer if Cowdriek, to transfer from the rooms I BOW occupied In the Masonic temple to rooms In the southeast corner on the some floor. Two additional rooms will be occupied and the suite will be be -ter lighted than that formerly occupied) t will also command a view of I'ortagt Lake, a very desirable feature. Th" regular Children's story hour at ti,.- library on Saturday next will bo .ridin t. , ,. Miss Catherine Wieber. S00 CANAL TRAFFIC. Freight Handled in November Mors Than in Same Month in 1910. Stnt.stical report of freight tonnage passing through the American and ' in ulian canals at Suult Sic. Marie In November as complied by L. C. Sililn. general superintendent, shows cast and west bount t rattle aggregated i.:;.iir. sh..!t tons as compared with '.'.. .:. In October, an increase of .::. 116 tons over November, laio. but tailing below the total of 7.W7.1 1- tons in November, lt09. As compared with October, the Item -bowing greatest decrease In ship ments is iron ore the tlgures being 4. and J . I ". s . ' It - sln.i t tons. Grain shipments Increased from 6.10M97 to 1 0.13T.6.10 bushels, wheat shipments from IMtMtl to 28.472. 896 bu. and salt by 16.450 barrels. The lumlier movement was reduced from Xttlt( to 53.522,000 feet; hard coal fronj 284, 480 to 247,542 short tons and soft coal from 1,814.988 to 1,221,927 short tons. CHILDREN KEPT FROM SCHOOL Otter Lake Farmer Charged With Re fusing to Comply With Lsw. Edward Karlnen, a fanner residing in the Otter Iike district. was brought Into Justice Little's court this morning, charged with refusing to send his children to school. The fact that t'o Karinen children were not attend ing school was brought to the atten tion of the school board some time ago and Karlnen was notified that he must obey the school laws. 'Phis morn ing Karinen said that ho lives two miles from the school and that there being no roads between his place and the school It Is impossible for the chil dren to attend. An adjournment of the case was taken until December 21. and in the meantime the highway commis sioner of 1'ortage Township will en deavor to secure bids from residents ..f the district to keep a road open to the school during the winter. AMENDATORY ARTICLES. Amendment to Article IV of Globe Mining Company is Filed. An amendment to Article IV of the Article.; of Incorporation of the Globe Mining company was Hied Uiis morn ing In tho office of the county clerk. The article which Is amended is rela tive to the amount of capital stock paid In at time of original Incorpora tion, which a clerical error made to be $62,600, w hereas no cash was paid in. The amended article reads: "No dollars paid in cash and cash value of property, real and personal, convey ed to the corporation contomporano ouslv with organization, $62,600." DIES OF INJURIES. Alex Luoma Succumbs to Injuries Re sulting From Fall of Rock. Abx Luoma of Pultic, died poOtO day morning at the Trlmountaln hos pital, from the effects of injuries sus tained by him us the result of a fall of rock In the Paltic mine. His buck was broken and he was Injured inter nally, so badly that he lived only about half an hour after being taken to the l.ovpitai. He was 32 years of age and 1 survived by his wife and four chil dren. An inquest was held by Justice of the peace Mitchell of Trimountaln, resulting in a verdict of accidental death. The funeral will be held tomor I ow afternoon, with Interment at the Atlantic cemetery. DODGEVILLE POSTOFFICE. A livil service examination for the appointment of a fourth-class post master at Dodgeville Is announced to take ptMe at tin- Houghton postoftler on December 16. The new olllce will s,iv. residents of Dodgeville. Superior Mid S l a r City Who herelofi re have been obliged to obtain their mail at Houghton. HOUGHTON D.tZLVITIES Mr and Mrs. K. W. Kr.il have re kMVftsd from a visit to Detroit. A. We taller, formerly weather ob- sarvtr at ties loeal station. Is now lo- cuted at the station at Little Rock, Ark. The funeral of the lite Mrs. Cath eiine shea will be held Saturday tnorn- e ALU MET ...THEATER"- ML Friday, December 8th, 1911 8.30 P. M, The Calumet Lyceum Bureau takoe great pleasure In announcing fo r the third number of the course, the appearance of one of the foremost ora tors In our country today: Hon. Seaborn Wright OF GEORGIA This is an unusual opportunity to hear a great man. an eloquent and In spiring speaker, In a lecture on a vital and timely subject. The Calumet Mixed Quartette will also render a selection at the legln nlng of the evening program. ( Do not miss this opportunity! Gst your seats early, as we anticipate capacity house that evening! Prices to holders of season tickets. Down stairs 2.V extra, Balcony I.V estra. General admission: Down stairs Tf.c, Balcony 6Rc, Balcony Circle i.Oc. 0p,,n at Fur"tr" Npws "'and Thursday morning December 7th, 1911, ing iioin Bt. Ignatius church, a la In lenm-nt in Forest I11U 1 melery. Iluiiiinan Corgim of Ontonagon vis ited his brother, Attorney Harry Cor gau. In Houghton, yesterday, before leaving for Portland, ore., where ho will locate Word received In IP ug'nton convey the Information that the yacht Alvlna. owned by Thomas Cole of Duluth. has i. in ed New York s i i l ami will leave soon on a cruise of the West Indies. The Houghton Bhrincra who attend ed the meeting of Ahmed Temple at Marquette yesterday r turned home to day, others remained over last night and will arrive this evening. A special meeting of the Portage Like Rod and Gun club will bo held told-ht at the Sw ift store, to select a del egate to attend the meeting of the Up per Peninsula Sportsmen's association at Marquette next Tuesday. VANCOUVER S FORESTS. Where Timber Averages 90,000 Fest to the Acre. "The rush to big timber lands of Hrltish Columbia niijiht be oomiNired to the ordinary rush to a new gold field," said one of two men who have Just come hack from a trip up there I ftp . hilly is this true of Vancouver island, where two railroads are build ing up into the Interior, and Ameri can capitalists and lumber companies have been sending In and buying up the land. The limber up there Is mostly luglas fir. better known on this side of the border si Oregon pine and there are miles and miles of prim itive forests of this kind of wtad. "I saw trees that had been cut down for the right of way of the railroads and that were tackled four deep. Thev raw so thickly that they eouM not fall except uMn one anoth 'f. and to get them out of the way they burn them up. We went about with a tim ber cruiser, a man who makes I busi ness of estimating timber on the stump and who seems to be a wonder at it. There are few hunters in those woods, but he goes alaut In a great red coat to minimize the chance of be ing shot at for li it and is armed with a tiny hachet. which he uses for blazing a trail. He can also cut down a good sized tree with it with ease, i me day he wanted mc to go off the trail with him ami w came1 to a little creek. I had on heavy overshoes, but the creek was too w ide for me to ford, and when I took 9BC step I slipped on the slimy ferns and fell Into the wa ter. The cruiser n't out his little hachet. hacked awav for ten minute:; at a fair sized tree that graft on the bank, made It fall across the stream and there was a bridge ready for me. "In some places up there the- tim ber will measure as much as 2.10,000 feet to tho acre. That Is exceptional, but on that eighty -live mile tract I mentioned 1 was told the average wan 1)0,000 feet to the a re, while on this side of the border a 10,000 or Ifi.IMM) foot cutting per aeie is regarded as good. A man ,who had once been a government amnt told ma that the owner of a 40ii acre tract of woodland had iK'gged him to take It off his hands at $1 an acre, and this he had done re luctantly. He thought he had done a big thing a lew months later when he sold the land for $25 an ncre. When the announcement was made that the railroads were going to build into tin country prices Jumped away up over night. Now all the property about llie lake is gone, and not an acre could b bought. People UP there were ligur liijf on the profits that would be made out of the timber. The roads are due to hegin running in January, and thev hgure that the timber can be cut and put on boats for $7 a thousand. With Oregon pine lumber selling in the Can adian northwest at $32 a thousand the natives and others w'ho own timber land out there think they are golriig to make bigger fortunes than if they own ed gold mines, and nobody wanted to soli," New York Sun. A Hint. Of the many curious customs which mark Hrittany as an especially Inter esting field for tho traveler Is this one relating to marriage. At the close of the wedding ceremony the bride groom gives the bride a box on the ear, saying: "This is how it feels, when you make mo vexed,'' after which he kisses har, adding, "and thus when you treat m GOOD RETURNS FROM NEWS WANT ADS. : INDIGESTION VANISHES. : M.-'vee your out-of-order Stom- J- sch feel fins in five ; minutes. ! .:..::..5..:..:-.:..j-5..:..:..:xX":xw':':": Take your sour, out-of-order stom ach or msybc you call It Indigestion, Dyspepsia. Gastritis of Cutarrh of Stoinai ai; It doesn't matter -take your stomach trouble right with you to your Pharmacist and ask hlni to open a 60-cent case of Pape's Dlapopsin and let you eat one 22-graln Tiian gulo and see If within five minutes there is left any truce of your former misery. The correct name for your trouble is Food Fermentation food souring; the Digestive organs become weak, there Is lack of gastric Juice; your food is only half digested, and you hi come affected with loss of appetite pressure and fullness after eating, vomiting nausea, hearluurn, griping In bowels, tenderness in the pit of stomach, bad taste In mouth, consti pation, pain In limbs, sleeplessness, belching of gas, biliousness, sick headache, nervousness, dizziness or many other similar symptoms. If your nppetlte Is fickle and noth ing tempts you, or you belch gas, or If you feel bloated after eating, or your food lies like a lump of lead on your -tomach. you can make up your mind that at the bottom of all this there Is but one cause fermentation of un digested food. Prove to yourself In Ave minutes that your stomach Is as good as any; that there is nothing really wrong. Stop this fermentation and begin eating what you want without fear of dis comfort or misery. Almost Instant relief is waiting for you. It Is merely a matter of how soon you take a little Dlapepsln. Proved Truth of "Fish" Story. The sturgeon which was caught i the llaiiein river a few days ago and which weighed, according to tho truth ful fisherman and those who assisted In weighing it, just 406 pounds, would taavo found Its way to the homo of a prominent lawyer Jn New York If Its advent had been known to members of the Albany society who know this story: At one of tho early dlnnern of the society, when matters Albanian, including Kane's Lot, "Pop" Saw yer, the Jug of Blood and "Nickey" Be Forest, were enlarged upon. Louis Stern told his neighbor about the stzo of sturgeans he had seen at Maroellus' and Thomas' markets when he was a boy, many of them weighing more than a hundred pounds. The story was listened to respectfully, but the guest hinted at its flshlness by saying: "When they get nnother like that hava it sent to me and I'll pay double Its market value." The Harlem catch hn caused him to withdraw the offer. BANK STATEMENT. No. 3457. K: i'(KT OF TBI CONDITION OP the First National bank of Calumet, at calumet in the State of Michigan, at the close of business, December .".lb, 1111. Resources. Lou us and discounts $2,332,791 00 Oiafdfatls. secured and unsecured 2,959 41 U. ti. bonds to secure cir culation 200.000 00 1'. S. bonds to securo U. ti. Deposits 1,000 00 other bonds to secure U.S. J eposlts 10,000 00 IT. ti. bonds on hand 4, out) oo Premiums on C. S. Ponds 1,000 00 Ponds, securities, etc. .. 298,427 39 Hanking house, furniture, and fixtures 52,104 38 Due from National banks, )not reserve ugents) . . . 8,898 87 Due from state and private banks and bankers, trust companies, and Savings brinks 8,866 81 Due from approv d reserv e agents 106,057 03 Checks and other Cash Hems 4,165 09 Notes of other National banks 30,555 00 Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents 1,119 75 I awfBl Money Reserve in bank, vis.: Specie $251,795 85 1 a rat-tender notes 115,000 00 366,795 85 Redemption fund with IT. S. treasurer (5 per cent circulation) 10,000 00 Total $3,438,830 60 Liabilities. Capital stock paid In $ 200,000 00 Surplus fund 300,000 00 Cndlvlded profits, less ex penses and taxes paid.. 9,629 03 National bank notes out standing 121,250 00 Due to otlnr National banks 4,302 0T Individual deposits subject to check 2,237,216 79 Damand certificates of de posit 564.540 2R Cnltcd States deposits ... 1JM 45 Total $3,438,830 60 STATIC F M H ! I IOAN, County of Houghton, ss. I, Joseph V Selden, cashier ot the nbove-named bank, do solemnly swenr that the nlnive statement Is true to the best of my knowledge and be lief. J( ifBPH w IELDSN, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before mi this 7th day of December, Ml, Irene Foley, Notary Public. My commission expires April 13, 1014. Con eet Attest: TlfoMAH M. LYON, RrWAKD ITTJUBTH, OSCAR KI CK. N RN, Piraotors, 1. v 4-t04 I His Castle on the Rhine. t And How He Sold It to a f Descendant of Its First Owner. By F. A. MITCHELL. Copyright by American Press Asso ciation, lull. A A. J. A A .. . .... - --.AAA r vw wrw v t w w vtt rvv i i 1 1 On tho left bank of the Rhino is the ruin of ono of those old castles which have stood In that region for centuries. This particular ensile some years ago was bought by Carl Utaboff, a German.1 American who had made a lot of iu :i ey brewiug lager beer. RisbolT bought with tho castle n few pieces of furni ture, pictures and other curiosities that wore several hundred years old and 1 had been handed down from one pur chaser to another. AVIth Hie dec ay of tho custle mul the graduul breaking up or loss of these article all that re najftfd had finally been concent rated lu oue room, which, when the owner was there, he used for a IfcrtftJ and bed room. In this apartment was an j antique llreplace big enough to ma-d an ox. Over the chiinneyplece hung j a picture mat was especially prieu iy Carl Rishoff. lMshoff was an admirable amateur chess player. Indeed, he had on sev eral occasions tackled professionals with fair success. The reason he prized th picture Hint hung over the chiinneyplece at his castle was be cause it represented a curious position between chess players. They were in medieval dress, the one long and thin with a black beard, the other stocky, whose beard was fiery red. The dark man wore his beard at ft point, while his mustuchlos were turn ed upward, gi lug him it malignant expression. The red bearded man was of a pleasant countenance. Tho picture represented him looking on the board, evidently troubled at a prospect of leing checkmated by his antagonist, who was regarding him with an ex pression of triumph. On a plate at tached to the frame was tlio name of the picture lu Herman, "Checkmate lu Six Moves." There was a legend con nected with the painting that the man who hud built and owned the castle would some day return to repossess il AYheli he CMH so the Iftjjftftd IBM be would assume the pisillon of the red bearded man in the picture, and Instead of being ( heckm.i ted In six moves he would checkmate In the same number. Rishoff chuckled at thlst legend, say ing that if any one could get his castle In that way he was welcome to do so. Tie had st tidied for hours tryins: to discover u method by which the short man could save himself and had failed, lb- con id. aed tl,- problem in soluble, and several chess experts who bftf soon the picture had agreed with him. One antllBU) Vdshofr, who had run over from America to Ilerlin, run eluded to pay a visit to his castle to see Hint nil was rendy for tho coming winter. A caretaker lived in a room that had Ih'Cii repaired and furnished for him iutd his wife and coiihl pro vide whut Bteboff re-uired In the way of refreshment . liishotT would bo obliged to spend one iiiulit in the eft tie and would d so in the room al ready described. It was a lowering afternoon when he rea'hed the cattle, eloddl hanging low about the battlements. After iinik ing tin Inspection and talking over the conditions with Mi ears taker Blsboff, who had directed a tire be built In ftft Cftembef i dined there, and when he had finished pulled a big armchair up before the blitzing logs. Not feeling especially happy in his gloomy abode, he directed his caretaker to make him I hot pOnt h. This wits set on n tuble beside him, and as the hours slowly pushed he drove off his loneliness with frequent potations. Presently he fell Into n dose. How long he slept ha didn't know, but the litst thing he did know the door was opened and a man came Into the room. BilhoS looked up, expecting to see the criret.iker. He WM niistal en. Tho person who entered wns one he had ftfVaf been. He approached Blshoff with outstretched hand and with :t i or dlallty that seemed more npproprlnte for a host than a guest. Then he drew I chair before the lire, warmed his hands and, taking a pipe from his pocket, began to smoke. 'Well." he said to P.lshoff. "this Is n dismal night without, but pleasant within. I'm glnd you've mnde your aelf comfortable.' Bilboff Inis never been very cleOT in his statements about this man. Were It not that he has been so sure he wns nwnke nnd so explicit nbout some etrevmatancea connected with tbt rteti one would be warranted In assuming that he wns dreaming. At first, he says, it. only struck him that the mail was very queer looking, very queerly dressed and wore a red beard. Rut at his rtffnftf I'dshoff did ftM con nect him with Hie picture PMiofT vva- so tonished that for some time he made no response In deed, he couldn't think of anything to way. Finnlly he broke silence by ask in Gernuin- "Whence come you?" "From up the river. I hnvo hnd n hnrd pull. Do you know I en me nenr being en tight In thnt whirlpool? I wns pulling nlong when I henrd n voice singing. (Hunting up. I snw n heantl ful womnn looking nt me. oh. so tender ly, I could not keep nwny from her. DON'T WORRY THE NEWS WANT ADS. WILL HELP OUT Turning toward the shore. I eOOl fbtVMI my boat was beginning to whin. Willi a powerful effort 1 turned and pUed back into smooth water The singm continued KWfotcr than before,, but 1 stopped my ears with a bit of cloth I found in my boat ami did not look to ward the shore. 1 iiurrowiy escaped the Lorelei." "The Lorelei!" exclaimed IffthotT, "You tell your experience us if j; , j really hajqiened. Tho Lorelei is 4 myth." "Call her what you like. I don't wish any more of her. I'll tnko mm of that punch. I need a bracer after my narrow escape." Taking a mug from the mantel, ho pOOied out some of the liquor nnd drank it off. "One would Judge from the way you conduct, yourself," said Blshoff, "that you are at home here." i am." "What do j'ou mean?" snapped Blsh off nugrily. "Oh, don't get huffy. Let us enjoy ourselves together." Then, noticing chessboard und dMftHftmi on a tuble, he added . "Do you piny chess?" "Yes." "Well, there Is no better wmv of spending an evening. Let us have a game." He to k up the chessboard, set the pitcher of punch aside, placed the board 0H thfl table, arranged the men. Without saving "by your leave," be toad the lirst move Hishoff, wonder lug at the man's audacity, lowered his eves to the t hessbonrd and soon forgot his astonishment lu the game. He law at once that the stranger was an ex cellent player. The gnnie was a long one. nnd for some time neither gained an advantage; then Blahoff, thinking he saw a way to checkmate his an (agonist, moved and looked up at his antagonist ns If to say, I 'll soon have you now. my tine fellow." The stranger looked up, too, and with n low In ugh turned his bead toward the picture of the chess plaj ers thai hung over the chiinneyplece. Blshoff glanced from the board to the picture, then buck to the board. He started. The chessmen were In the same poeftl 3 as in the pnlntlng. Pish off having the advantage. And then It dawned OA Biahotf that his visitor und tho man With the red beard were on and the same. 'i will checkmate you in six moves," bald the stranger. "Y'ou mean that I xvin checkmate you in six moves." snld Rishoff. "This ajpjinat your enatki that it is i who checkmates you." lie drew forth I draft for BOyOOO murks on a bank in Cologne. "Done." said Blshoff. Ills opponent took up a piece and DeOTOd it Uka aa automaton. Bilhoff Weed again. On the st ranger's fourth move something Rishoff hnd never conatad en happened, it oooneod to Mm lhat the tables were turned. Aft er long time he moved. The strn get moved agnln. Rishoff. who now lost his bend, moved for the fifth time "Cheekmater said the imager, moving. "You've won; the castle is yours!" gasped Rishoff. The stranger chuckled. "All this Is very queer!" gnsped the American, staring at the man with eyes as big ns butter plntes. "You are mistaken. Nothing Is queer. YYh't Is. Is. Y'ou have only certain relations with the world of which TOU are conscious. You think the past la dead. Nothing is dead. Lverythln always lives, but all things change. Hood night. This ensile is now mine, but I leave you In possession for the present." That's nil BiabOfK remembers of thnt memorable evening. The next morn ing BO awoke sitting In his chtlir. The fire had gone out. and he wns shiver ing. He lefl without even Waiting f Of breakfas! and offered the caatle for sale. An agent found a purctmser. and before Blahoff returned to America be met the man in the agent's olli e : Complete the snle. He nearly fainted on recognising In the new owner bis visitor who hnd checkmated him nt chess. While the papers were being made out and the signatures appended Blsh off continued to stnre nt the purchaser, who gnve no sIltii of ever having seen him before The man was in modem dress, and his beard, though fed. was cropped close He bad lost everything of his old fashioned appearance In the picture, in other worda, he seemed to have been taken out of the fifteenth or sixteenth century nnd dropped Into the twentieth. "TTnve you ever been in the castle': ' Blahoff asked him. "No. I do not live in Germany, i have since my boyhood been in bn ll BOM in South Aniericn. It is there that I have acquired the means to re cover the home of my nncostors." At this iKiint the agent Bnlabed ftort ing on the papers and snld: MBaroa Beoftar comes mto hhi nWM after many ueutarioa. He is n lineal descendant of Oft) original baron who built the . a He 11 was lost so;, years ago nt n pnme of chess. Then' is a legend that a descendant of Its first owner would come again Into K possession in the Mats way that it wa lost to the fnmlly." Rishoff wns so affected nt this In formation that he signed his receipt nnd harried nwny without asking MJ questions, much to his regret over since, for he nppenrs to be In n mud dle about the whole nffnlr. The oiil.v pari of It nbout which be is certain W that he was wide nwnke nnd In hi" M" aajean when the events occurred lii ton ngent's office. Ho erWOyi ends his story with IPJ remark, There is so much kejiag ftboal Hint Rhine country that some of It must be true."