G)DD ROADS, GOOD HOMES, BEST CHEESE CLOVERDALE COURIER. The Nestucca Valley First, Last and all the Time. NO. 51 CLOVERDALE, TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OREGON. JULY 19,1917 VOL. j 2. r ^(iUYWfleCONMXL ¿4 Story of “Simeric a First,” Un masking America s Secret Foes Novelized From the Motion Picture Serial o f the Same Name Released by Pathe b c v U CmmM. r the attem pt of the foreign alliance to embroil the United States and Gra nada in a war for the purpose of ex Capt. R alph Payne, IT. s. A., is given se posing onr unprepared position to de cret plans of defense to deliver to P a n a ma. H e atten d s a ball a t the G ran ada em fend a counter-attack at our weakest bassy w ith Colonel D ares' daughter. place: the Canal. ‘T he government Pearl. As a clim ax to a series of m ys terious incidents he is arreited for tre a took the death of Boi ro as an indi son. T he am bassador of G ranada is found cation of the failure of the plot. dead and the plans m issing from P ay n e's :oat. M ajor P rent, T ayne's rival, en ters If only to settle public unrest, some Into suspicious negotiations w ith B erth a 50,000 experienced soldiers were now Bonn. P earl D are follows a burglar from tier hom e; is drugged and left in a field, added to the military garrison on our and later overhears plotters, who alm ost 40-mile strip on the isthmus ; negotia capture her. Payne is sentenced to life im prisonm ent. A train carryin g P earl, tions to purchase the Panisi» W est In B ertha Bonn and P ay ne on his w ay to-, prison is w recked and P earl sees P ay n e's dies were started for the purpose of IifeU ss body a t her feet. She m eets a making a new naval base in the Car- m ystenous stra n g er w ho offers her his ribean : a more watchful gunboat pa services to trace the traitors. She learns th a t he has th e plans. P earl finds A dam s trol was maintained on both the At In W ashington and iearns of his peculiar actions. A dam s w arns Senator W arfield lantic and Pacific sides of thè big th a t he is in danger from a ring of spies. ditch ; and with th at the incident be- W hile they talk the sen ato r's office Is attacked* by conspirators. B ertha Bonn j came a closed one, so far as the public asks P earl to hand A dam s a package knew. w hich proves to be the plans. A dam s is But the incident was by no means m ade Colonel D are's orderly. T hey are ordered South. The G ranadians capture closed in inner government circles. P earl and A dam s to get the plans. P earl First was the unsolved mystery In the begs Adams to let her tak e his belt w hich contains the defense plans. They escape Payne case. It was now admitted by and Adams steals th e belt from her. everyone connected therewith that B rent confronts A dam s com m unicating w ith the enem y. B erth a Bonn w arns there was more than reasonable as P earl against her professed friends. sumption of doubt of Payne’s guilt, P earl is captured again by the G ran a dians. She is rescued by Adams. D is which made lits untimely death all the guised as Ids b rother she accom panies SYNOPSIS. him into th e cam p of the conspirators, and poses as a chem ist. They are rec ognized; in th e fight A dam s saves P earl from harm . Colonel D a te arrives w ith A m erican troops. T he black scarf appears. EIGHTH EPISODE International Diplomacy. The dram atic end of Bolero in his stronghold at Eagltta on the western boundary of Granada and the recovery of the Canal defense plans, proved several im portant things to the United States government. It established absolutely the exis tence of a foreign alliance; it cleared the Granadian government of respon sibility in the Payne case, it being provfjp that Bolero and the murdered Granadian am bassador, De Mira, were traitors to their own country, secretly and independently in lencue with the foreign alliance in the furtherance of their personal am bitions; it welded the two natious more closely together than they ever had been. This marked the birth of a united American spirit to defend the Monroe Doctrine against Invasion from overseas. Perhaps no more startling Interna tional plot ever had been woven than Pearl in the Power of the Silent Menace. more regrettable. Tet, there was the testimony of Colonel Dare’s orderly— T. O. Adams—who claimed to have found the Canal defens" plans in Cap tain I’ayne’s m ilitary belt, or at len^t National Thrift Is the Slogan of the Day . S TATISTICS Show- that the country today is prosperous. Bank deposits have increased. Statisticians agree, how ever, that a period of depression is possible at^er the Eu ropean war. Wise people are preparing bv adding to their bank balance?. Are you? If vou haven’t a bank account, open one today. If you have a bank balance, make up your mind to add to it. See us about your banking. NESTUCCA VALLEY BANK C lo v e rd a le , O rego n . in a belt which he swore on his oath came from Payne’s body. Adams had so firmly re-estnhlislied his position that his word was ac cepted ns the truth. Careful Investi gation of n man answering his descrip tion, hailing from Monk’s Corner, Nebraska, and in the various kind9 and places of employment represented by Adams was made, verifying his claims. Between Toko and Adams quite a Jealousy sprang up, and between one other person and the colonel's cele brated orderly a hostile feeling ex isted. This was Major Brent. The major, who had satisfactorily ex plained the mu ill or affair, could not get over the fact that Adams had come back a heap in the estimation of the government and the Dares. It was Major Brent who, while Adams was being examined by the* g< r.oral army staff, tried to pierce lit-» testimony full of holes and make him out anything but a well-meuning and patriotic fellow. “You knew that the Canal defense plans were In Captain Riyuc's belt from the very beginning, didn’t you?’’ queried the major at that time. “I d-didn’t,” answered Adams to the point. “When did you discover them to be concealed there?” interposed the chief of staff. “On the day Major Brent t-took them from me.” “In the hut of the old woman in Granada?” Adams nodded. “Why then did you resist arrest and conceal the Information you now vouch?” "I had n notion that I could k-kete'n that there Sileut Menace. I wanted to c-cop the credit. Alu’t that natural? I jest let Major Brent think t-that I was a Granadian spy.” “But who other than you could have given the Canal defense plans to Bo lero?” Interjected Brent, sarcastically. “Why, the Silent Menace, him self!" anxtf cred Adams in surprise at such a ques'tion. “it was not you then?” “I told you before it w-wasn't me,” maintained Adams, his features flush ing in anger. “The Silent Menace ain't been about i-lately—ever since I shot Bolero.” To th at suggestion there could be only vague comment. * * * * * * * Major Brent fell silent and bided Ills time. “You’ll pH me yet, w-won’t you, mn- Jor?” ironically inquired Adams one day when the two were for a moment alone in Colonel Dare's library. The major eyed him ferociously. "Y'ou may depend upon it, I will.” “I'm terribly scared of you,” laughed the orderly. “M-tne and Miss Bonn— we’re afeared t-lo open our mouths. Have you seen the lady l-lately? And ¡hat reminds me, m ajor—you’d give n hull h-hcap to have Hint photygraph back, wouldn't you? I ain’t n-no blackmailer, bu t—” Brent held up a protesting hand, f<xr Miss D are was approaching. Adams withdrew Into the hall. lie cli urk led when he overheard Miss Dare’s greeting. “Thanks for the flowers. Thornton.” She wore a beautiful and becoming corsage. "It was as usual thoughtful of you.” Then she changed the sub ject. “I wonder» what has become of Miss Bertha Bonn?" she asked, innorently. “Miss Bertlm Bonn?” repeated Ma jor Brent, blankly. “The girl we saved from Bolero. I haven’t seen or beard of her since we left the Grnnadian border.” Adams lingered in the hailway, lis tening. “I know nothing about her,” lied Major Brent in the m anner of one dis missing an uninteresting subject. “Will yon look her up?” persisted Pearl, clinging to her theme. “If you ask me to, yes.” “Ohtatn her address, please. I’ll ask her to call. I want to set her straight about—” “About what?" Brent faltered. “Don’t pry troo women's secrets, Thon.ton.” she warned In an arch manner. “I may po> Ibly want to dis cuss—yon.” “Good L ord!” exciulmed Brent, try- 'ag to he comleal. hut failing utterly. He was tn hot wafer and showed It by m uttering something about Adams. "Did you call me. ?,!!ss Dare?” In- ferrnnf« 1 Adam*-, atidd^dy appearing in th» doorway. IPs laughing eyes were fastened upon the disconcerted major. “I don't see hew you esn stand that cy fcrprd gink aroood.” growled Brent Thrift and Savings Deposits « AVIXGS in a way indicate (he degree ot prosperity of the people. For example in America the average Saving» "i’' Accouut is $47 0J; hut in benighted Africa, the savings are less than twenty-five cents per inhabitant. Savings deposits assure comfort and provide for possible futuie needs Saving» de posits are the arm ot financial power and »bow the degree of thrift that the people have attained. TIilS BANK ENCOURAGES SAVINGS ACCOUNTS 4 Per Cent Paid on Savings Deposits TILLAMOOK COUNTY BANK Tillamook, Established in il‘02 Oregon as Pearl dismissed tin* orderly with a Adams wine« <1 at tfi* ugly word. “I wasn't tile t thief,” he denied. "1 kindly motion. Pearl’s eyes opened wide, “He’s not kin explain n-nll that If l want to." awkward. He’s handsome," “Tell It to the marines, Adam s!” “You’ll rue It,” warned Brent, sigh she derided. ing ns one who knows. “W-why haven't you squealed on me. Subsequently Adams, obtaining If you’re s-so sm art?” l«*ave from Colonel Dare, went up “T hat’s what I call coming straight town and paid nn unexpected call on to the point 1 told you u moment ago Miss Bertha Bonn tn her apartm ent that 1 think wo can get on well togeth In the Hotel Wilton. er. I’ll forgive you everything and “On»h!" he exclaimed, feeling n Mt keep your secret forever, if you give awkward in her luxurious sitting me back tny locket and Major Brent’s room. "It m-must cost you n heap of photograph." money to live here.” After an uncertain pause; Adams Bertha laughed and offered him a carelessly inquired: “What If t told cigarette from tier gold ease, lighting you t-that I never seen that locket or one herself. photy? W would you believe me and They sat.down. still keep my—secret?" “I knew- that you would come some “I don't see how I could do the time. I’m not afraid of you any more, former, at least,” she retorted, in T. O. Adams. In fact, I believe that specting him curiously. “The latter, we can g^t along well together,” site possibly—If only for, well let us call began, eordlnlly. * it a diplomatic reason," “What do you think I c-enme for?" . ‘ Let's git down to n b-bnsls," he Inquired he, looking ot her steadily. I proposed after another silence. “You "To talk with me nbotit M ajo r1 Brent's photograph and my locket," 1 Surrounded by was her .frank and quick response. “That's about It,” he admitted, show ing that he was a little surprised. “I’d like f-to have that p h n ty .” She did not seem to understand him. “You would like to have It? H aven't you got It?” He ignored her question with a stare. “Didn’t you steal it from me and then decoy Hie to the Granadian fron tier with a promise to return it If I helped you out of that scrape when they nearly had you caught at the senate building?” “I didn't,” he replied emphatically. “Didn’t your messenger send me to Senator Warfield's office with the packet and note when everybody thought that you had stolen the pre paredness budget?” the girl Insisted. “Me w-wnsn’t my messenger. Did you know the c-contents of that fgicket and note before they were opened?'* lie r reply gave hirn a start. “The note, no. The packet—tt contained the Canal defense plana. I recognized the wrapper. m od naturally.” His eye« narrowed. "And yet you Met roe g et away with them plans — yon saw me stuff them i-tn my po< ket and hand over the budget Instead?” The girl merely Dodded. “I knew all the time that you were the thief they were after." Masked Figures. think that I g got the locket and photy •—that I'm t-the trouble maker, that there Silent Menace what do you think about M-tnnJor Brent?” “You've bought hfm, body, mind and soul—that’s why I'm your friend.” Adams had difficulty In restraining a desire to Inugii In he» face, for this was not true. “YSu got it In f-for him hard, ain't you? You’re Jealous of someone, ett*?" The abrupt question startled Rertha. “Of Miss Dare, yes,” she admitted, her eyes flashing. Then, with a catch In her voice, “I’m afraid to analyze» my real feelings for Thornton. To do so might lend me into ra.-h behavior." “You don't tn-mean to say you love him?" ,“I hate him !” she began, Impetu ously; adding with doubt, “I think.” “There Is something b-between yon —something big?” “There was something—big," she re sponded, her eyes fixed upon the floor. “You know ail about that.” Then ns the hush of twilight fell upon them, Bertha told Adams of her girlhood romance ns though »he were repeating to him a familiar story; of her fnnle attem pt to regain Brent's affections; her threat to expos* him to Captain I’nvne or Miss Dim* through the medium of the locket Continued on last page.