Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19??, August 09, 1917, Image 4

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    B erth a gave a im le imigii in which tam es in th e re a r a p a rty ot fo re ig n -; M ore groans w ore now hoard from
Hut a stran g e and sw ift retrib u tio n
w ithin th e lim ousine tonneuu. B reut
befell tills demon of a guardsm an. He th e re wan a touch of th e desp air she ers w ere seated. T he chauffeur passed
leaped to th e lim ousine door a D d threw
fought
to
m
uster.
She
waved
th
e
tele
q
u
ite
close
to
th
e
table.
In
fa
c
t
he
w as seized by a m asked m an who
C ontinued Irom flr?»t page
it w ide open. sta rtin g back w ith sm oth­
seem ed to resolve out of th e shadows. | gram . “One of my u rts,” she feigned. b ru sh e d ag ain st one of the men, apolo-
ered excluinations. On th e floor, h u d ­
T h e onslaught w as so sudden th a t "I have ju s t had an offer to re tu rn to j glzed and stooping, picked a portfolio
B erth a entirely escaped him. Lie w as th e guardsm an uever knew w h at h ap ­ I the stage. I t’s from ubroad.” Conclud­ from the floor and handed It to him dled to g eth er, th e ir scalps bleeding,
w ere th e unconscious form s of Toko
too busy try in g to m ake a definite Im­ pened ndxt. lie w as gagged, blindfold­ i n g w ith a sig h : "I may tuke it up. w ith a bow.
and Adam s.
“You dropped this—I beg p a rd o n !”
pression on P earl. lie knew th u t the ed aud bound lu u flush uud securely I’m about broke and m ust And som e
“Colonel D a r e !” cried a voice In th e
T he foreigner accepted th e portfolio
j m eans o f replenishing my Income which
tim e hud come when he m ust e ith er
doorw ay of th e garage. T hey turned
and tlie chauffeur disappeared.
win o r fo rtify him self to lose In his tied under the re a r axle o f th e bus lutely ceased.”
t
P earl gave B ertha a politely approv­
s u it fo r h er hand and he had about lim ousine.
“T his portfolio,” m urm ured th e gen­ and saw th e se c re ta ry o f w a r in his
T he m asked m an tiptoed to the ing and adm iring sm ile. T hen she tlem an In question to his com panions, own ru n a b o u t w ith tw o o th e r autom o­
reach ed th e end of his rope. P e a rl’s
alighting heed to his veiled coquetry lim ousine ctoor, opened It, shot one turned to th e m ajor w ith a question speaking in P.w-.aan. “co n tain s th e sec­ biles con tain in g soldiers in th e drive
and p a rtic u la r delight In stabbing him glance Inside and closed it softly. H e about the m issing Adams.
re ta ry of w a r’s d a ta on th e question of behind him. “Your chauffeur—Toko—
“ I sen t him on—on an erran d ,” re­ th e co untry’s p rep ared n ess to m eet th e th e m obilization d a ta — my portfolio—
w hen h e grew too bold, only m ade m at­ crep t up th e stairs. Toko’s q u a rte rs
te rs m ore d esperate. At such tim es ! w ere ap p aren tly not unfam illur to him filled th e evasive and greatly troubled p resid en t’s cull fo r a m illion volun­ i t ’s gone! H e le ft tills b eh in d !" And
he held up a p o rtfolio of like sire and
she openly flirted—but ouly th a t—with for although it w as q u ite dark he went m ajor.
teers— th an k s to th e S ilent M enace.”
A dam s orid appeared to get u good deal 1 stra ig h t to th e w ardrobe and proceed-
P earl sut down at the piano and be­
l i e raised his glass to h is lips. “A leath er.
of quiet uud am used satisfactio n out of i ed to divest him self of his own clothes gan to sing.
to ast,” he suggested m errily. T h e oth-1 ; T h a t n ig h t a knock fell on B ren t’s
It, If nothing toOre. T hough A dam s j in exchange fo r a new suit of the ehanf-
To th e m an In Oolonel D are's bed­ ers followed su it. “A m erica P re p a re 1” bedroom door an d A dam s ad m itted
rnuy have been flattered, he uever once 1 feu r’s. H e even stopped to cleanse his room th e sound of the piano uud P earl's
W hen the D are p a rty re tu rn e d to th e him self.
fofgot his plnce. H e could not well run ! fuce and hands, coiuh his h a ir and put voice cam e m ost opportunely fo r at autom obile Toko w as m issing and a fte r ' B re n t leaped o u t of bed w ith a loud
th e risk of the disciplining his superior j on fresh linen, fo r his size w as near h a t m om ent h e w as binding one of the w aiting and sp eculating am ong them - j oath. B ut A dam s held u p his hand
officer w ould be m ightily pleused to i enough to Toko’s to m ake th is possible. eeret guards, w ho had show n him self. selves aw hile, P earl took th e w heel, am i ordered him to get back In bed.
H e hid tho thick black muffler, consti­ Hie noise o f th e scuffle w as drow ned for they w ere anxious to get home. She t “You g-got th e locket d id n ’t you,
find un excuse to inflict.
Horne tim e about ten th e orderly w as tu tin g his m ask, lu his coat pocket,
by th e m usic and the m asq u erad er con­ drove stra ig h t into th e g arag e on th eir M ajor?” h e asked, quietly.
sent to th e sum m er house to tell th e re ­ Jammed th e chauffeur’s uniform cap
“Yes, dam n you, A d a m s '”
arriv al.
tin u ed his search.
po tors th a t th e expected stateinen* over h is ears and stepped to n window.
“L et m e h av e I t !”
H
ere
they
h
eard
gro
an
s
and
p
re
se
n
t­
Shortly th e re a fte r M ajor B ren t w as
B re n t threw- it a t him.
would bo- la te In forthcom ing. T h is an ­
I t w as oue o f those ra re aud b ril­
ly found tlie sen try tied to th e re a r
liant sum m er uights when objects are called into Colonel D are’s study. T he axle of th e lim ousine. H e w as in a bad
(E N D O F E L E V E N T H EPISO D E .)
nouncem ent w as received in passive clear aud even a le tte r may be read conference w as ready to be adjourned.
silence lied th e card-playing nnd story­ w ithout th e aid of artificial light. T he te n ta tiv e m obilization plans had way from tlie effects of his bonds and
H is Condition.
telling continued as before. They w ere B athed lu the moon rays, the hold m as­ been com pleted and a statem en t for also th e liquor he h ad consum ed aud
“G
rim
es,
w
ho is alw ays Im agining
determ ined not to budge from th e spot qu erad er at the window bore a striking th e new spapers w as ready. It was, of they could get n o th in g o u t of him.
he is being persecuted, is certain ly in
“Toko
I”
called
P
e
a
rl
up
th
e
sta
irs.
Until the prom ised “interview ” w as de- resem blance to the man w hose clothes course, in abbreviated form and Intend­
an appropriate» condition from his de­
IP e r e d ; and they settled down to m ake he hud donned, lie w as Indeed suffi­ ed wholly—and so w orded—to satisfy “T o k o !”
scrip tio n of it.”
a night of it if necessary.
ciently deceiving to be tuken for Toko's tin inquisitive public, w ithholding any
“ How so?”
discouraging fa c ts on th e unprepnred-
A dam s' m ovem ents a fte r leaving the tw in brother.
"H e say s he is dog-tired o f being
sum m er house w ere very peculiar. He
hounded.”
Before leaving th e room he placed a ness question. T hese la tte r w ere draw n
in
m
em
oranda
form
in
lead
pencil
on
loitered In the g ardens a while, chat- card on T oko's.bureau. T h e curd re a d :
sh eets of p a p e r w hich the sec re ta ry of
tr ig with th e soldiers and m aking him ­
Toko, the clothes 1 leave behind contain
self conspicuous. He w as In u Jovial
he price of the suit necessity has forced w ar placed In his portfolio along w ith
th e dutu from w hich th e com pilation
mood an d being p o p u lar created many ine to take.
a laugh aud more than h a lf succeeded
It w as signed—“The Silent M enace," w as made.
♦r» Ids effort to relieve th e stru iu on iimler the Usual silhouette.
“Well, A lajor B rent, c u r evening's
everyone n a tu ra l In th e u nusual s itu a ­
H e w ent d o w u s ta ly laughing softly, task is ended,” announced Colonel
tion.
crossed the law n lu a perfect mimic of D are, risin g and stre tc h in g him self.
l i e ram bled over to the garage, show ­ fo k o ’s gait, uud going to the fro n t door- Aud w ith a hum orous tw ist of the
ing a curio u s In terest In th e place. It steps, sa t down, lighted a c ig a re tte and lo n g u e: “ H as th a t th ere Silent M en­
w as n o t often th a t he or duyone else began to blow rings. T he sentry, who ace, a s O rderly A dam s sp eak s of our
was fre e to enjoy th e liberty of Inspect- took him to Lie Toko, did not even look silen t foe, p u t In an a p p earan ce t o ­
FOR-
In,: th e c a rs for Toko m aintained u a t him twice.
n ig h t?”
itr ic t and Jeulotis guard over his Ju ris­
P resen tly he threw th e cig arette stub
lA eut sm iled nnd shook his head.
diction.
aw ay, entered th e house aud w eut up­
"K indly send this statem en t to the
A dam s s ta rte d a slight conversation sta irs.
n ew spaper men, B ren t,” interposed the
w ith th e soldier on gunrd.
"Some
B ren t cam e into th e b all and saw his se c re ta ry o f w ar. lie handed th e long-
d dum p th is eh, dough-boy?’’
hack. “I thought j*ou had retired fo r w nlted-for “in terv iew ” to th e dapper
PROFESSIONAL CARDS
Li th e re is anything an Infan try m an
lie n ig h t?” w as B re n t’s pleasuut g re e t­ officer.
re se n ts it Is th is slu rrin g b a rra c k s epi­ ing.
“W here is A dam s?” tlie colonel in­
Tillamook Abstracting Co
th e t. T he g u ardsm an grow led in a
T oko’s w ell-im itated accen ts floated quired, fo r th u t wus his duty, not
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T hos . C o a t e s . P r e s id e n t .
su rly fashion and w ithdrew in to the down to th e m ajo r us th e usceudlug B re n t’s.
COMPLETE SET OF ABSTRACT BOOKS
shadow s of th e g arag e ap p a re n tly to nmu proceeded w ithout p a u sin g : "1 , “Gone to th e b arrack s, sir,” replied
nvold Adams.
go get Colonel D ate's uutm ohile gog­ B rent, easily. "I took th e liberty of
OF TILLAMOOK COUNTY. OREGON.
A dam s followed l.ltn in. "N o o-of- gles. F orget all about them . H e w ant using him on a m a tte r fo r oue of the
Safe and Comfortable
TILLAMOOK (M T V .
OREGON.
fen se m eant, sonny. W aut a 1-llttle new p air to m atch.” Aud he continued ladles.”
tui’to of som ething?” H e sm acked his w ithout fu rth e r questioning uud en ­
T h e colonel signified no objections 9
Leave Cloverdale daily at
T.H. GOYNE,
lips au d produced a bottle.
tered th e colonel’s bedroom.
and tu rn e d w ith a sm ile to his daugh­ j 7:30 a. m , arriving at Tilla-
T h e g u ard sm an 's m an n er changed. ‘‘I
H ere he p retended to seurch fo r th e te r and B erth a, who looked in from the t monk at 10 a. i n — in time for
d o n 't cure If 1 d^i." he responded In a colonel's autom obile goggles. But none doorw ay. Aud a p le a sa n t social chut
> morning train to Portland.
m utinied tone of voice. Aud they of the conversation In the lib rary es­ ensued.
Leave Tillamook at 3 p . m . <
C onveyancing, E tc.
step p ed behind th e lim ousine.
caped him.
B ren t slipped o u t of th e room and } arriving at Cloverdale a t 5 <,
T h e g u ardsm an took a long pull a t the
"I onu’t im agine w hat has becom e of sen t a m essenger w ith th e sta te m e n t to
O pp. C ourt H ouse,
T illam ook, Ore.
b o ttle an d retu rn ed It to A dam s nnd a t Adam s," he heard M ajor B re n t rem ark. I th e n ew sp ap er men. In th e hall he ran * p. m.
J
M.
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R
,
Prop
,
th e sntne tim e knocked him sen seless
"I saw him a m om ent or tw o ago, 1 Into th e m an presum ed to be Toko and
w ith th e b u tt of h is rifle. T h en he lift­ think,” respoi Hided Alisa D are,
w as about to stop him w hen th e fellow
ed him Into th e lim ousine, closed the
“1 haven’t seen him since he w ent ! disclosed B erth a B onn's locket and
cu rtu in s, shut th e door Slid stuffing th e to the sum m er house w ith the colonel’s i placed it In the pultn of B ren t s hand.
b o ttle In his hip pocket coolly resum ed m essage to the new spaper m en,” de­
At th a t m om ent Colonel Dnre, seeing
b is sen try duties.
clared B rent. “H ave you. Miss B onn?” th e ch auffeur’s buck, called o u t: “T he
W rite for L iteratu re.
A noise on the fro n t s lip s in te r­ car, T o k o ! We will a ll ta k e a rid e and
W ltldn th e next few m om ents Toko
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arriv ed In the rep aired autom obile. T he ru p ted B erth a's reply and th e sen try get a b re a th of a ir.”
scu try step p ed asid e a s he ste e re d the dragged a W estern Union teleg rap h
T h e m nsqueruder, g rin n in g a t B rent,
Tillamook, Ore.
A. C. EVERSON
c a r Into th e g arage. A fte rw a rd s he m essenger into th e hull. T h e m as­ h a sten ed to th e g arag e and In due tim e
sa u n te re d up and kept Ids eye on T oko q u e ra d e r tiptoed o u t of th e colonel’s the w hole p a rty w as d riv in g tow nw ard.
TILLAMOOK. ORE.
L.
S.
HUSQeECK,
Proprietor.
w hile th e chauffeur stalled his m achine, room and peeped down the sta irs.
T h e chief o f staff, Colohel D are and
"1 know w ho you a re.” th e snick erin g
clim bed out of Ills seat au d began to
th e m ajo r sa t behind w ith th e ladies.
put ev ery th in g In o rd e r for th e night. lad said to P earl. “ I seen your p ictu re T he se c re ta ry of w ar occupied th e se a t
T h e most p erfu n cto ry kind of greeting in th e paper. 1 guess w hat 1 brought is beside th e chauffeur.
llis portfolio Dining Room run un Family Style
w as exchanged betw een th e two. T oko's fo r th is ’un. I seen h er p ic tu re too,”
re ste d on th e cushion betw een them .
See me for realty deals.
face showed th a t he resen ted th e p res­ uud he handed h m essage to B erth a In a n o th e r autom obile in fro n t and one
Meals 25c.
Monti. "Sign h ere,” he suld, handing
ence of th e soldier.
beh in d w ere guardsm en.
Office G round Floor
Bell P hone 5!’>-J
A fter m aking su re th a t ev ery th in g in her a receipt book.
T hey dropped th e ch ief of staff off
B erth a took the yellow envelope and
N ational Bid,
P. O. Box 147
th e g arage was h s it should he. Toko
a t b is hom e and la te r th e secretary of
s ta rte d for the s ta irs w hich led to his dism issed the m essenger. "B xcuse me,
W
ith
Uollie
W
atson
w ar w ith tlie portfolio. T h e new spa­
p riv ate q u a rte rs. W hereupon he ob­ please," suld she, stepping back u pace
p e r m en had driven off in a n o th e r car.
o
r
two.
served th a t the blinds In th e lim ousine
"O f course.” And P earl retu rn ed to T h e soldiers proceeded to th e b a rra c k s
w ere draw n, it w as a m ere d e ta il but,
a n d th e D a re p a rty to th e roof garden
the
library not very curious.
If anything. Toko w as a crochety fel­
Tillamook Undertaking Co.
B rent, however, rem ained In th e hail o f th e W ilton fo r n light supper. At
low. l i e hud alread y flashed th e light
th e hotel e n tran ce th ey told the ch au f­
R. N. H E N K E L , P ro p rieto r.
out, *>• w ithout stopping to p u t them and eyed B ertha uneasily w hile she
feu r n o t to leave th e c a r as they ex­
N ight and Day calls
on again he ap p roached th e lim ousine read th e m essage, it begun:
pected to be gone b u t a little while.
I.. V. E B E R H A K D . M anager.
w ith th e evident in ten tio n of raising
M iss B onn: F o rce M ater B ren t to be
prom ptly a tten d ed .
B ut h ard ly had they en tered th an
silent co n cern in g the m an lie th in k s is
C om plete Set of A b stractso f th e Records
the blinds.
T oko an d ho will be rcwauled ADAM S.
th e ch auffeur left th e cur, stro lled S ix th S treet a t Second A venue F a st
of Tillam ook C ountv, Oregon.
T h e guard sm an divining his m otive
B erth a shot uu apprehensive gluucv acro ss the stre e t nnd en tered Sho-
stru ck him Just as he had A dam s. Toko
TILLAMOOK.
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a t the m ajor.
tpneher's s->loon. A t one of th e green
t. ll In bis arm s and he, too. wus th ru st
“ You know the rules of the house to- j
Into ti e lim ousine tonneau.
night," he Insinuated, corniug close.
YOU>4 GRANDFATht'R WAS A
W hen M ajor L im it a p p eared at th a
YOUNGSTER, WHEN PEYTON
g arag e som e tim e snbstsiuently, he “May 1 read It?”
B ertha slowly shook her head. She
GRAVELY MADE THE FIRST
loum l t’..' sen try pacing buck aud forth
sta rte d to d estroy the note then an 1 {
PLUG OF TOBACCO THAT
lu front of th e open doorw ay.
EYFR WA<; MADE
there, lie m ade u protesting tui4ion.
”1 thought I h eard Toko re tu rn a mo­
CELEBRATED
THERE M U J I BE SOMETHING
m ent ago." th e officer c u rtly sta te d Suddenly she handed the note to B reut. [
VICK OF A REPUTATION THAT.___
H e read It uud th e color left bis faee, j
w ith a p ecu liar s ta re a t th e sa lu tin g
1 LIVES AND LASTS LIKE THATf
retu rn in g It w ith a palsied hand. T h eir ,
B E F O R E T H E IN V E N T IO N
sen try .
eyes m et lu oue long silent question.
O F O UR PATENT A IR -P R O O F P O U C H
"H e has gone to bed, sir.”
“ It’s up to you. m ajor,” w hispered
G R A V E L Y P L U G TOBACCO
"H av e you seen A dam s?"
M AD E S T R IC T LY FOR ITS C H E W IN G Q U A L IT Y
B
ertha
in a m an n er to couceal th a t she !
T h e scutry nodded. "H e Ju st left
WOULD NOT K E E P F R E S H IN T H IS S E C T IO N
w as a t last p u ttin g the tuiiu on 'trial '
here."
NO W T H E PATENT P O U C H K E E P S IT
and
th
e
hope
th
at
he
placed
his
duty
“ lu which directio n ?"
’ FR ESH AND C LE A N AND G O O D
A L IT T L E C H E W O F G R A V E L Y IS E N O U G H
"T o th e house, s ir ; 1 saw him e n te r." above all personal desire.
“And my rew ard ? T he locket, its
A N D L A S T S L O N G E R T H A N A B IG C H E W
T h e m ajor seem ed to q uestion th is
O F O R D IN A R Y P L U G .
contents aud your ev erlasting alienee?”
s ’a te in rn t m enially. “ 1 d id n 't see him
._VJ3.9rxve!yf<-'4ucecCa A w m b
“ Will you keep silent?"
e n te r!"
“I will protect you i f you give m e en­
"You cam e oue way. Lie w eut a n ­
tire freedom ."
other. 1 have been w atching both
B erth a's eyes tilled w ith te a rs of I
dis>rs." exclaim ed th e sen try in a cool
aelf-plty.
“ It's up to you, m ajor,” she i
t a d d elib erate voice.
repeated,
"aud
th e Im personator.” And
T h is seem ed to c le a r th e m ajo r’s
ndud. H e no<hlcd nnd ntrode aw ay. w ith flashing eyes and curling lips she
T h e se n try 's d e p a rtin g sa lu te w as m ore Joined P earl In the library.
G lancing up the sta irs B rent cnuglit
th an u salute. It w as finished In an
a
fleeting
glim pse of the man at th e top
Iroulcu! M ila n in.
I look a t th e g o o d work
moving oft In th e dlrvctiou of Colonel I
Ill - shoulders shook w ith su p pressed
I BILL POSTERS BILLBOARDS
D are's bedroom. A fter a hesitatio n he
h c h t i - r a s w hen B rent d isa p iv u re d
w— ^HAVF STARTED1
.
followed B ertha.
f «»in sight he ani-aked Into a d ark cor­
“D
idn't
I
h
ear
you
say
seim
thing
'
n e r o f th e garage, raised th e w hisky
about an Im personator?” Inquired
fl.i«k to tits lips and em p tied It.
PaaiU LaaoccuUy,. .
I
PEARL OF THE ARMY
t
TAKE
:
tTHE WHITE j
AUTO
Get the habit. Read
1 the story •/ now run-
ning in the Courier,
then see the show on
Saturday night.
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All Way
*/ Points
ATTORNEY AT LAW
J
F. R. BEALS
The Todd Hotel
R EAL ESTA TE
Money to Loan
Real Estate Agency
Rooms 50 and 75 Cents, Special
Rates by the Week.
n
Abstracts on Short Notice
by the
PACIFIC ABSTRACT CO.
G R A V E L Y '-S
C h e w i n g P lu §
t
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