Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, December 14, 1918, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3

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I put it to h' in strongly that bis fathe
ught to eome in with the war party;
that there could be nothing that eould
taiid in the way of victory; that fin
mucial ruin was impossible; and I told
aim I had information which ought to
convince the old man."
"What information, Elsaf" I asked
"Why, that General , the best
man the French have is with us. In
the event of war ho would bo in com
niand of wait a minute, I'll sbjni
lhe .Baroness went into an inner
room and returned with a map, not a;
ordinary map, a war map, secret and
confidential, issued only for the use of
the German general staff.
"Now we should go through Belgium
f course, They will allow us passages
for they won't be able to help them
elves. Thoir army ' could do nothing
Once through Belgium the rest is easy.
Bee here I "
She ran her fingors down a red line
n the map. "That is where we should
advance through there. Now, General
'. is marked down for this impor
tant command in case of war."
v "Ah, I Bee! Then General has
teen bought t Is that it, Elsa!"
(This general bears a name so hon
orpd, and has so distinguished himself
in tho war, that we dare not put down
lis real name).
"Oh, foolish Schroeder! You really
are a little stupid-head at times! Of
course ho isn't! Ho's absolutely incor
louptible, though we'vo tried him, of
course. But I can tell young Thauso that
to is to be bought, can't If
"Yes, but how prove it to Thause!"
I asked.
"Ah! that's better! You have a little
icnse after all. Young Thause shall
meet the general. I shall wire to Stein
hauer tomorrow morning, and he will
end somebody along who yill bo useful
and then I think we can get to work
with young Thause."
Somo days later I stopped to look in
the window of a well-known photo
grapher's shop, and thero noticed a
portrait of the very French goneral
whom Elsa and I had been discussing
lut a few nights before at the hotel.
"No," I decided as I looked at lii.t
atrong face, "that man would never
a traitor to his country, to his adored
Trance, and how then could Elsa per
uado young Thausef"
"After dinner, Schroeder," said tho
Baroness 'to me that night, "you will
come to my private sitting room. H
will bo there."
"He! Who!" I asked.
"General ," she whisperce!
andfthen laughed.
After-dinner I went up to lie sitting
zoom and she introduced me to General
. There he was, the honest look
ing, straightforward Soulier, but now
in ordinary evening dress.
He welcomed me courteously in Ger
man, good German, but with a Btrong
French accent. Yes, here he was, the
very man himself. How clever! What a
wonderful woman Elsa was!
I looked nt him, hardly believing my
eyes, and then suddenly Elsa burst into
a scream of laughter, and General
! quickly gave me a sicrn which
told me that he was one or steinnauers
men Steinhauer, tho master spy, per:
taps the most powerful man in the
fatherland next to the kaiser.
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Rev. Paul Smith's
"Its gospel message can
not be forgotten and its
lessons are irrisistible."
A. W, Leonard, M. B.
Bishop, San Francisco.
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"Splendid,' isn't it!" said Elsa
"don't you think it's a good dis-
guiset" ,
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Herman -.luorouguueM.
Elsa more than hinted that this ex
traordinary likeness to the great
French soldier might possibly be o
further use when war had begun.
"But," I put in, "how about Mon.
sioup Poiutain here! He can't go
back to Rouen without his beard! Ther
too, if he walked about hero in Fans
tho likeness might be remarked upon
and the newspapors--well, you know
Comedy Singing, Talk
; ing and Violin
Aerial And Acrobatics
what they are for what they call "a
good story. "
"Oh, it's all quite, simple," said
Elsa. "Monsieur Pontain will have a
new .beard: brought here for him to
morrow by Alphonse, the hairdresser
and wigmaker of the Rue de la Faix
after which he will proceed to England
on business, where ho will discard tho
beard and proceed to grow a fresh on.
"Poof! they aro so stupid, the English
they. will never notice who he is likel
Now, you shall run away, Schroedor,
for young Tliuuse will be here direct
ly, and it won't do to have too many ji
this scene. Pump him when you meet
him next at Grcnilleg."
Grenilles was a fashionable boutovard
cafe w'jore Thauso and I met each
other nearly every afternoon, and on
the following day he camo in as usuul,
nodded to mo, and, as wag his frequent
custom, camo to sit at my table.
We wero sitting in a corner, there
was no one near enough to overhear
us, and he leant across tho tablo and
spoko to mo in a low voice.
"I had my eyes opened last night
when I met tho Frenchman," he said,
"and I'm sending a strong letter to
father. Come with mo and you shall
see me post it, and then you can tell
tho Baroness. And, look here, Schroeder
I liko you, and I can put you onto
something good. I've told the Baroness,
and she 's going to put 50,000 marks in
to it. Havo you got the same amount
at your disposal! If you have, put
it in, too, and I '11 go the same, and we
ought to make three or four times
(that amount each. What do you say!''
A Golden Prospect.
I wondered what on cartli ho was
driving at, and I asked him right out
"You know the Bivoli theatrol" he
said. "Well, that's for sale. It's a
white elephant nobody s ever made any
money at it, but we could make a for
tune there."
"It can be bought for 500,000 marks
but 150,000 marks only, need be paid
down and the rest in instalments to be
arranged by a mortgage on the proper
ty. Understand! We pay 150,000 marks
down now, and when we" he tapped
himself on the ehest, "when we take
Paris I don't think the owners will
apply for the remainder of their in
stalments, eh! So we shall get a very
valuable property for 150,000 marks."
"Allowing everything you say," I
replied, "we know nothing at all about
theatres. Besides, yon say yourself that
it's always been a white elephant, and
that nobody's ever made any money
"No, but the Baroness and I will see
to it that we do. I've promised to get
my father to withdraw his opposition
to war on the consideration that he
no opposition, so it'll be quite a simple
"No opposition! Why,, we Bhall be
bound to keep a lot of tho theatres
open for the sake of our own Bqldiors
"Yes, but the Baroness is going to
see to it that the Bivoli will be the
fashionable theatre. Othors within easy
distance of it will be'shut np, and tho
kaiser will havo his gala performances
there that tho Baroness will see to.
Can't you seo that there will bo money
simply dropping into our laps?"
" Well, the thing looltg sure, " I aid.
"I'll go in with you to 50,001) marks.
Tho Baroness has got a largo letter of
credit ,and she'll lend it to me."
For Elsa nover travelled without
large sums of money toJier credit,
nover knowinjwfrhen she might want to
bribe or perhaps buy.
So, feeling that fortune was wait
ing for her, I went with Thause to
the post office, where he sent off the
letter to his father.
"That'll fetch the old gentleman!"
said Thauso chuckling. "He'll make
enough out of tho campaign to insuro
himself against any possible risk of be
ing ruined, so you'll soe that his oppo
sition will be withdrawn all right. Lot
mo have the money tomorrow, and then
I'll pay it in and deposit tho receipts
with the Baroness."
The Bivoli Theatre. i
"It's tho most certain thing we've
ever come across, Schroederl" snid the
Baroness when I had handed her
Thause 's receipt for the money for the
purchase on account of the Kivoh then
tro. "We shall make a fortune thero
It'll be our property for ever, proper
ty bought by good Germans before tho
war. It'll never be returned, of courso"
We went the next day to look at
the Bivoli theatre, and Elsa nodded
as we stood outside the portico.
"Yes," she said, "I shall mnko this
the fashionable theatre of Paris. We
shall soon have it open again. What's
that man putting up there!"
The theatre, a rather mournful-looking
structure, had evidently been clos
ed for some time, and just at that in
stant a bill-sticker came up and start
ed sticking a bill on the portico iself.
"What's that! Surely that can't be
right, Schroeder, look!" .
Just in front of us was a bill, and
on it, in great, staring letters, wer
the words:
Having purchased this theatro,
will shortly open it under his
personal direction, with him
self in an entirely new play.
Further particulars will be
duly announced.
Monsieur Duichche was one of thr
most popular Parisian actors of the da?
Big Things Expected Of Chib
Next Year, Several Good
Candidates Suggested.
Fed W. Stouslof'f announces that he
most positively' will not consent to
servo another year as president of tho
makes money out of it the old man and Elsa and I looked at each other
will be sure to want that. So the Bar- j blanklv.
oness has promised to get him certain
banking privileges hi connection with
the campaign, and that will settle fath
er. And as regards our making money
out of the Bivoli . theatre, well, wc
can get a manager who will do all the
"Monsieur Duiehche!" she said. "1
an easily pet to see him. I must find
out. Go, Schroeder, ta the cafe am"
look for Thause." . -
I waited nt the cafe all that after
noon, but Thause never appeared, and
running about for us, and there 11 be j when I met the Baroness that night
at tho hotel she beckoned me nto her
privato sitting room.
"I went straight away to call on
a great friend of Monsieur Duiehche
whom I know well," gho aid, "and
it's qufo right ho has bought the"
theatre. We'ro too lato. Where's Thause
and our money at least, my money
that 50,000 marks of mine and the 50,
000 marks I lent you! AVhcro aro they!
D0 you understand?"
Budolph Thause A Clever French Se
cret Service Man.
I shall never forget what a torribb
time tho rest of our stay in Paris was
The Baroness was simply furious. Shr
hated to lose a penny, and though I
should, of course, pay her back the 50,
000 marks she had lent me. she was
still that amount to tho badhorself. '
"Now," she said to mo when wf, ,
were back in Berlin, "I'm going to
see Budolph Thause, and then I'll ring!
you up. hcurocucr, and tell you when
to come and see me."
I got her message that evening, anc1
found her in a most furious rage, wor
than 1 had cver seen her before.
"That young man has dono us. If
only I come across him again! Papa
inauso greatly regretted the Joss of my
50,000 marks but, of course, ho could
n't do anything in tho matter, and. he
said ho certainly should not withdraw
his opposition to the proposed wur, and
it was a beautiful day, wasn't it! And
so tho matter ended. Mein Gutt! If cver
I catch that young Thause!"
For the life of mo I couldn't help
tho flicker of a smile creeping over mv
face, which JUsa saw.
Now, if there was one thing she hat
ed almost above all others, it was t'
be laughed at, and that, with the loss
of her money and her anger at having
been swindled, was too much for ner.
"And you you laugh at me, do jnn.
Schroeder!" she screamed. "Takr.
She flung herself at me, slapped nv
roundly on the cheek, then eollapsot1
into a chair in a fit "of hysterical weep
ing and I thought it wiser to creep
quietly out of the room.
(To Be Continued)
(In what strange way the kaiser wai
made to give orders to the German fleet
involving tho battle of Jutland, will
bo disclosed by Colonel Schroeder next
Salem Commercial club as he has held
tho office two terms.
As offkors for 1919 aro to be eloct
ed within a fow weeks ,there is somn
speculation as to who will bo elected;
especially as it is thought the club
should become especially active noxt
Theodore Both 1ms been mentioned
as a Buitablo candidato. He has been
most active in the Commercial club
work sinco its reorganization and has
nerved several years as director of a
K. 0. Paulus, vice president for tho
past year, is regarded as good material
especially as within the noxt year there
will lie .great doings in tho fruit world
of the valley and it is felt tho Com
mercml club should actively support
any movement to uiako Halem the cen
ter of the packing industry as well as
for all fruit interests in this part of tho
E. T. Barnes, as ono of Salem 's most
successful business men is favorably
mentioned. He is now director of ono
of tho departments and his business sa
gacity and judgment is recognized by
his associates in business life. As a
successful business man, many feci
that Mr. Barnes would be the ideal candidate
Although it is against the custom of
Salem to recognize merit until a rnnn
has livod a number of years in the val
ley, yet thoso who aro inclined to think
it would be well to get away front this
custom, aro suggesting the namo of It.
O. Snelling as president of tho club for
tho next year. Mr. Snelling has shown
his interest in civic affairs in all liber
ty loan and patriotic drives. Ho is Sa
lem agent for the Associated Oil com
pany. Since the reorganization of the Com
mercial club in 1915 thero hag been
three presidents W. M. Hamilton, to
whom tho Btronuous work of keeping
tho club on its fct uftcr the reorgan
ization by Mr. Chase, then Joseph Al
bert, through whoso financial ability
debts of tho club were paid 'and a lit
tle surplus laid away for rainy days
and Fed W, Stoualoff, who has had the
most strenuous work of serving as pres
ident during war times.
Eola, Or., Dec. H. Hurry Thacker
sold a hog Tuesday in Salem for $-18.
Frank Clement was homo for a very
short time Sunday. ' ,
William Glierko had his wages raised
to seven dollurg a day this week. He
is working at tho foundry in Salem.
I!. I. Ferguson is down at tho Eiver
side farm helping his son Boy to get
his plowing done.
Hurry Thacker butchered two hogs
Tuesday for homo use.
Tip Acuff killed three hogs for the
family meat supply.
Gilbert & Puttorson have sold their
Dnvo Jacobsan and wifo wore in our
burg Saturday looking very smiling, He
had just sold his this year 'g crop of
hops. Ho suld his last year's crop a
short timo ago.
George Mitty is at Manete, Washing
ton, where his brother Clyde lives; who
is in very poor health at a tuberculosis
hospital, near Seattle. .
Mr. Siiulfield of Eola has fivo child
ren who are attending tho SiBtcrs ac
ademy in Salem. They drive over ev
ery morning.
'flip Eola school is getting along fine.
Wo havo had no flu, so did not close
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