The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, November 25, 1915, Image 7

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The mornine ras fresh and fragrant
with the od ‘pening fruit. Gen-
eral Malvery signed .s he realized that
he could no longer take his daily drive
through the glorious country roads.
His only son had joined the army and
gone to the front and without Bobby
to drive the car to the station and re-
turn home with it the general found
his motor useless. He wished he had
been able to run the car himself. The
Indian mutiny of long ago had robbed
him of his right arm.
A few minutes later he looked up
with a smile. “The women are com-
ing forward in this crisis with great
Bpirit,” he said. “Here is a young girl
advertising for a position as chauffeur
and gardener. Says she would like to
take the place of a son who has gone
to fight for his country.” The general
looked up wonderingly at his wife.
, “That young lady would be a treas-
ure. Is the salary too awfully large?”
Mrs. Malvery questioned hopefully.
“She asks no salary, bless her,” re-
plied the general. “She asks only
housing and feeding.”
“We will write today,” Mrs. Mal-
very said promptly, her eyes shining.
So it was that General Malvery and
his wife became the possessor of a
“motor maid,” as Marion Wells chose
to designate her calling.
“My brother has gone to the front,”
she told her employers while she, too,
tried to hide the tragedy in her brave
smile. “He is all the family I have.
Life was intolerable without occupa-
She was a slim, pale girl whose
eyes shone with determination and
hope. Otherwise Marian Wells had
nothing to compel admiration, Her
ds, too, were slim and white. The
rvel was that they were go useful
a pair of hands. She handled the gar
den tools no less skillfully than she
managed the wheel of General Mal
very’s motor. :
Marian had been shown the portrait
of Bobby Malvery and, as all women
did, she had freely expressed her ad-
miration for the clean-cut, debonair
private in the Irish Guards.
“My brother, also, is in the Irish
Guards,” she said. “It would be
strange if Dudley and your son should
be fighting side by side.”
There was no opportunity to write
and ask, for it was not a day later
that news reached the Malvery home
from the front. The two men had
tought side by side, or rather Bobby
Malvery had fallen exhausted from
wounds and it was Dudley Wells who
had gone out under heavy fire to drag
his comrade back to the trenches.
Now both men were coming home
wounded but cheerful.
“He saved my life for you who love
me,” Boby had written to his parents.
Marian laughed softly when this was
read to her. There were tears run-
ning unrestrainedly down the cheeks
of the two women and the general |
buried himself in the depths of the
daily paper.
Soon everyone in the Malvery house
was dashing about preparing rooms
and putting fresh flowers in vases.
The general stood on the railway
platform, blowing his nose vigorously
and trying to look unaffected, when
two stalwart men in khaki and band-
ages were swept into the embrace of
Marian and Mrs. Malvery. No one
said anything for a long moment. The
general laid the arm the Indian mu-
tiny had left him across the shoulders
of his son. Bobby looked up and
smiled into his father’s eyes over his
mother’s head. Ther the general of-
fered his hand to that other hero who
was Marian’s brother. After that they
tension was over.
Marian, in her neat brown uniform,
led the way and stepped into the
deiver’s seat of the car. She smiled
softly at her brother as his eyes
opened wide. He had not kmown that
Marian was helping her couhtry after
this fashion. She toid him ane story
a8 they spun along.
“There are not many girls like you,”
was all Dudley said.
And that, naturally, was ‘the exact
opinion Bobby Malvery held from the
moment of his arrival ‘heme. General
and Mrs. Malvery soon exchanged
glances that Wuggested their having
discussed a probability. Bobby had
done with startling swiftness and -en-
ergy that which from the first they
had thought possible. He had fallen
hapelessly in love with Marian as the
“motor maid.”
“I wonder whether I shall give the
bride away or be best man,” Dudley
laughed one day while he was stroll
Ing with General -and Mrs. Malvery
about the fading gardens. Bobby and
Marian had gone off together for
short spin through ‘the twilight Bag
lish lanes.
“You are to ‘be my second son, Dud-
ley.” Mrs. Malvery smiled aad laid
her hand affectionately on his um-
bandaged arm.
“We have managed to pick up a
rather jolly family,” the o©ld general
chuckled happily.
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Out in the motor car Bebby looked
blissfully into ‘the shining eyes of the
girl whose slim fingers were guiding
the car so firmly. His uninjured arm
bad slipped .closely about her waist.
“We'll all be tremendously happy,
my litlle ‘motor maiden’” he whis-
red, with his head against her
Mg “Aoulder. *
And theéscar chugged contentedly on
through the winding, fragrant lanes.
‘Copyright, 1915, by the McClure News-
(paper Syndicate.)
Trem Gmttermatmme™
Frederick Palmer Writes of Fight-
ing Commander of Britain's
Great Fleet.
No Matter What Difficulties Arise He
Is Alway~ Smiling—The One Man
Who C.nnot Risk Being Ab-
sent From the Fleet—
Loved by Officers.
London.—Of all the great leaders of
the war Sir John Jellicoe, command-
ing the British grand fleet, is least
known to the world, and his is the
portrait which receives the most
cheers when it is thrown onto a
screen at a London theater. But the
British public knows nothing of him
except that he is the fighting com-
mander of the “invisible” power of
the British navy.
When war was threatening it is re-
lated that a meeting of admiralty
lords and others who would have the
say was held to decide who, in case
of hostilities, should command the
British fleet. The opinions ran some: '
thing like this, it is said:
“Jellicoe! He has the brains!”
“Jellicoe! He is young. He has
the health to endure the strain. He
has the nerve.”
“Jellicoe! His fellow-officers be-
lieve in him.”
“Jellicoe! He has been tried ip
every branch o’ the service.”
That sort of recommendation helps
when a man has to undertake such an
immense responsibility. He was
given supreme command and the resi
left to him.
A Marked Man.
“From the time he was a midship
tran, Jellicoe has been a marked man
in the service,” said one of his ad
mirals. “He is one of those men whe
seem t0 be ber with tireless energy
RRL R te Ns
Sir John Jellicoe.
No matter what difficulties arise, he
is always smiling. Both he and Beatty
were on the first attempt to relieve
the Peking legations at the time of
the Boxer rebellion. Captain Jellicoe
was then Vice-Admiral Sir Edward
Seymour's chief of staff. When he
was wounded and the little band of
seamen were surrounded by Boxers
and it looked as if every minute'might
be their last, he was smiling as cheer-
ily -as if ‘he had been on the quarter-
deck. Nothing ‘ever seems to ruffie
‘his equanimity. His personal charm 4
would win him his way anywhere;
but when you have served with him, ;
then you realize ‘what ® master of his
profession he is.”
Only the commander in chief's flag
which she flies distinguishes the flag-
ship, which is in tke center of the
fleet, from ‘the Test of the gray fight-
ers in their precise lines at amchor
in. .harber. Sir John takes his exer-
cise and his holidays pacing the guar
ter-deck. He never leaves the fleet
even for a few hours. The command-
er in chief is the one man who must
take neo risk of being absent if the
German fleet should come out.
Not tall, spare, his face tanned by.
the ‘breezes, he ‘walks up and down
the deck, sometimes with one of his,
aides or with his chief of staff, again
with one of his officials. Everyone in
the fleet is familiar with the quick,
light step of that slight figure with a
telescope always under his arm. If a
ship should come to anchor with a
bow out of line, he knows it. AH his
fighting ships are under his eye and
every human being on the fleet feels"
his personal presence.
Makes It Look Easy.
Descend a ladder under the shadow
of two great 13.5-inch guns and the
visitor is in a large cabin extending
i Prnrir Phen oa —— BA SEIN
from side to side of the ship, which
in a house would be called the dining
room. Here when he was in port in
time of peace the commander in chief
would give his official dinners. Im
time of war the cabin is partly
screened off, as there is more room
than Sir John and his staff need for
meals. Aft of this is what would be
called in a house the sitting rcom.
The furnishings are of the simplest.
| Everything inflammable could be re-
moved promptly in case of action.
The few names in the visitors’ book
on a table were suggestive of the
fleet’s isolation from intercourse with
the rest of the world. One name was
the king’s and another the prince of
high officials.
The visitor looked about in vain for
signs of the immense amount of offi-
cial detail which would seem neces-
sary for the focal point of a vast
campaign. Somec staff officers and a
few records were .all. The flagship
is kept cleared for action in this as
in all other respects. The actual «di-
recting of the three thousand ships
and auxiliaries of the British navy is
c. rried on in a space occupied in a
New York office by a lawyer and two
or three clerks. An orderly went. and
came with messages from the wire-
less room, which aside from the in-
stallation, had space enough for the
wireless operators to stand and no
Officers said that it was difficult to
© contemplate how such a naval cam-
i paign as the British in this war could
have ever been conducted without the
wireless. Sir John could talk with
the admiralty in London or with any
ship, whether off Helgoland or Ice-
land. He knew what each one was
doing. Let a German cruiser show
her nose in the North sea and he had
the news in a minute or two after she
was sighted.
His Fighting Admirals.
Beatty, who sank the Bluecher, is
the youngest of Sir John’s. young ad-
mirals, forty-four years of age, bey-;
ish and quick. Sturdee, victor of the
~ Falkland 4slands battle,
quiet-spoken and rather studious in
appearance, he is an expert in naval : open coal hole in front of the premises. :
In the British navy prometion is
by selection up to the grade of eap-
tain. A man with a single flaw in his
tenant commander. Those with per-
fect records in each grade are cam-
vassed by boards and those who have
shown industry and initiative are
chosen to go over the heads of less
active men. The aim is to apply the
system of civil life, where ability
rises and mediocrity must be content
with the lower rungs of the ladder.
Jellicoe, Sturdee and Beatty en-
None had any particular ‘influence;
they made their way by industry. Sir
John has served in every branch. He
is regarded as possibly the ablest
ordnance expert in the navy, which
Nn. ~iite his amiability, all agree
| t¥at ho has only ene eriterion—suc-
crs, If an affieer fails he is super-
raded Most of these young admirals
slecp on the bridge even in harbor.
For the last ten years the average
Triti~h naval officer has worked hard-
o* than a man of any profession in
ivi! life. They have kept up the
~vinding drill, which continues since
iha yar began.
“We can take no risks,” one. of
‘hem said. “Our responsibility to the
nation requires that we neglect noth-
ing that devotion to duty will accom-
plish. Most of these crews you see
have been at their posts, whether gun-
nointing or passing ammunition, for
five or six years. We want each man
to be letter perfect in his part.”
Prompt In His Decisions.
In all actions thus far the firing has
begun at extreme range—eighteen
thousand yards. At that distance a
ireadnaught painted the color of the
sea is a vague speck. But one for-
tunate hit maay be vital, and either
side wants 40 get that fortunate hit
first. The accuracy of fire both at
the Falkland islands and in the bat-
tle of the Dogger Bank, officers said,
had beem as good as at battle prac-
tice. ‘
‘Been among his admirals, Sir John
Jellicoe seems the head of a family.
iin: frequent consultation, they know
one another in the fellowship of their
confined existence. If he had any-
4 thing to say to one of them or they
to him, the definiteness of their re-:
imarks and the promptness of his re-.
iBHes were impressive.
seemed automatic with him.
‘flagship himself, calling attention to
things ‘which he thought would inter-
est them, as he led the way along
the crempefl passages bghind the
one of the turrets where the gun
crews were going on with their drill,
which they went through like so many
machines. Most of them were in the
late twenties .or early thirties, mature,
sxperienced and confident.
“All they ask is that the Germans
will come out,” said an officer. “They
could not work ry harder than they
iid before the war. But the war has
given them renewed eagermess.”
Thirteen Popular in This (Family. !
South Bend. Ind.—The thirteenth
baby of Mr. and "Mrs. Clyde Kyles of
Mishawaka arrived «t the Kyle home
on the 13th of October. The child is
z daughter and is the third one of the
children to be born om the 18th day
of the month. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle
were married on the 13th of the
; mnnth
He showed the wisitors over the!
armor er pointed the way to enter |
' pheasant.
smooth °
as smiling as Sir John, is:
record as lieutenant must wait on |
others before he can become liew-;
tered the navy as boys of fourteen. | |
means that he knows the guns whieh |:
| Fea 3" fing in. section.
Tennis Players Find Bird Dead and
Enjoy a Feast Out of
New York.—Four New York men
who left here about ten days ago for
a holiday at golf got back yesterday
with a tale of a pheasant eaten out
of season. !
S. L. Snowden, a bond broker; A. A.
Spriggs, a stock broker; T. M. Logan,
a manufacturer, and W. P. De Saus-
sure, Jr.,, of the McAlpin, ate the
According to Mr. De Saus-
sure, the four golfers hid themselves
i Brick Hill id. a
Wales, and a few others were those of | ot Jeg Hill Falls, N. J, and played
golf so hard that on last Wednesday
they were glad to try tennis for a
time. At a critical point in the game
there was a sudden whirring sound in
the brush behind Mr. De Saussure and
his partner, and a big bird flashed past
them and dashed itself into the tennis
net. All the players rushed to see
what it was, and found that it was a
hen pheasant. It had broken its neck
in the net.
Knowing the open season had not
begun, the four men discussed seri-
ously whether it was lawful to eat the
bird. The upshot was that it made a
full breakfast for the four.
City Prosecutes Citizen Who Tumbled
Into Coal Holes Several Times
Too Often.
New York.—Accused of having fall- |
en into coal holes several times too !
often, James Smith was arrested at
the Brighton Beach hotel, where he is
employed. Smith had been indicted
by the New York county grand jury
for attempted grand larceny on evi.
dence obtained by James H. MeCool,
an examiner in the office of the cor
‘poration counsel.
Frank V. Burton and J. H. Burton,
owners of property, were the com:
plaining witnesses.
Smith had brought an action against
the Messrs. Burton for $20,000 dam.
ages for injuries alleged to have been
received on April 12 by falling into an
A county of London battery not
“somewhere in France,” but on Hamp:
stead heath, where they are training :
Kansas Normal Schoo! Students Plan
to Abolish “Ain't”
Hays, Kan.—Organization of an
Anti-Ain’t association has just been
completed by students at the Fort
Hays Kansas Normal school.
The association has for its purpose
the teaching of its members, among
whom are most of the students in the !
school, the correct use of simple Eng:
lish, the abolition of long, unnecessary
words, and especially the abolition
from their vocabularies of the word
“gqin’t.” ~
The association was organized by
P. Casper Harvey, professer of Eng:
sh, in ome of the classes, and has
spread gradually through the school.
Misuse of the words ‘‘come,” “came”
and “nice” also is under the ‘ban.
Tuberculosis Making Terrible inroads
Among Bunnies iin ‘Northern
Duluth, Minn.—It is asserted that tu.
berculogis has wiped out the rabbit
family in this part of the country.
Hunters say they no longer see Bunny
in the woods and around the city, and
the sport ofirabbit shooting is gone.
last year it ames found that almost
every rabbit caught or killed for emi
amination wagssuffering from ing
tuberculosis, and a warning was gent
out not to use rabbit food.
It is generally believed among phy-
sictans and some others that the little
animals bave been wiped out by the
His Ashes In Parcel Post.
West Palm Beach, Fla.—The ashes
of A. Ninomiya, a Japanese who died
here several days ago, have been start-
ed for Japan by parcel post.
Shortly before his death Ninomiya
requested that his body be cremated
and the ashes sent to Ehima, Japan,
where he was born. The ashes were
placed in a metal receptacle which
was hermetically sealed. !
AVegetable Preparation for As.
similating the Food a Regula
ting the Stomachs and Bowels of
| | Promotes Digestion Cheerful
ness and Rest. Contains neither
| Opium Morphine nor Mizeral
| Aperfect Remedy for Consfipa
ik tion » Sour Stomuch. Diarrioea
4 | Worms Corvulsions.Feverish
‘| ness and LOSS OF SLEEP.
FacSimile Signature of
AAT lid.
| Mothers Know That
Genuine Castoria
Bears the
For Over
Thirty Years
mt SN
After the gruelling hard
service you have put your §
car through during the past
season, don’t you think it
would be a wise thing to.
have us overhaul it and place
it again in tip-top shape?
The finest ears will wear—
worn parts must be replaced,
bearings adjusted, carbon
removed, valves ground, ete.
‘if it is te pe quiet, powerful
and safe.
We offer a repair service
here that is equal to the best
factory product—a trial will
‘prove it.
Genuinely expert work at
ordinary rates in a thorough-
Puinin a nie ain nin n ncn ntnlacuin ninin nintninIugninlnlulntatninlnlnlninialalnlo nin in nine]
Cheaper tban parquet—aasier to keep in
sgly boards with new and neatlinoleum.
Armstrong’s Linoleum
is sightly;and .eensible. Clean-cut designs,
ae io Sanitary and durable. Fits the
needs of the kitchen—fit for the parlor.
for every the house.
Cuts down house-work.
(Don't waste anergy in scrubbing loom. Use
a mop~—and linoleum. ARMSTRONG'S
Complete From Cellar to Attic
120 Centre St., Meyersdale
For Infants and Children
InUse For Over 30 Years
Always bears
Signature of
Joseph L. Tressler
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Meyersdale, Penn’a.
Residence: Office:
309 North Sbroet 229 (enter Street
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