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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

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THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1918. . DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE. PAGE SEVEN. LIEUTENANT PATQ'BRIEN- CHAPTEFi XIX. I Am Presented to the King. When the dreaded 7tii of December arrived I halted a turicab and Ln as matter-of-fact tone of voice as I could command, directed the chauffeur to drive me to Buckingham palace, as though T was paying my regular morning call on ilia king. My friends version of this Incident, I htt»e Plncft heard, Is that I seated myseif In the taxi and leaning through j the window said: "Buckingham pul-j ace!" wfaereopon the taxi drl\er got down, opened tho door and exclaimed threateningly: "If you don't get out quietly and chuck your drunken talk, I'll jolly aulck call a bobby, bli' me, If I won't!" Bnt I con onJy give my word that nothing of the kind occurred. Whea I arrived nt the palace gate, the sentry on gnard asked me who I was and then let me pass at once up to the front entrance of the palace. There I was met by an elaborately uniformed and equally elaborately decorated personage who, jiidptn^ by the long row of medals he wore, must have seen long and distinguished service for the king. I was relieved of my overcoat, hat and stick and conducted up a lon^ stairway, where I was turned over to another functionary, who led me to the reception room of Earl Cromer, the king's secretary. There I was introJaccd to another carl and a duke, whose name I do not remember. I was bt coming so bewildered, in fact, that it is a wonder that I remember as mnch as I do of this eventful day. I had heard many times that before being presentee! to the king a man Is coached carefully us to just how he is to act and what he Is to say and do, and all this time I was wondering when this drilUfc would commence. I certainly had co icien that I was to be ushered into the august presence of the king without .;ome preliminary Instruction. Enrl Cromer and the other noblemen my escape was due to my pluck and will power and thot it was one of the most remarkable escnpes ne nad ever heard of, which I thought wiis quite n compliment, corning aa It did froro the king of England. "I hope that all the Americans will give as good an account of themselves as yon havp, leftenant," he sold, "and I fpel quite sure tnoy will. I fully appreciate all the service rendered us by Americans before tho States entered the war." At this moment I asked him 11 1 was taking too much time. "Not at all, Icftenant. not at al!!" he replied, most cordially. "I was extremely interested in the brief report that came to me of your wonderful escape and I sent for you because I wanted to henr the whole ?tory firsthand, and I am very glad you were able to come," I hud not erpectet] to remain more than a few minutes, as I understood that four minutes is considered a long audience with the king. Fifty-two minutes plcpsed before I finally left i there 1 During nil thts time I had done most of the tu.kiog, in response to the king's request to tell my story. Occasionally he interrupted to ask a question about a point he wanted me to make clear, but for the moat part he was content to play the part of n listener. He seemed to be very keen on everything and when I described somo of j the tight holes I got into during my { escape he evinced his sympathy. Occasionally I introduced some of the few humorous Incidents of my adventure and in every Instance ho laughed heartily. j Altogether the Impression I got of j him was that he is a very genial, j gracious and alert sovereign. I know ! I have felt more III nt ease when talk- j ing to n major than when speaking ' to the king--but perhaps I hud more j cause to. During the whole Interview WP j were left entirely nlone, which impressed roe as significant of the dem, ocrntic manner of the present king talked to me lor a while and gut me t of England, and I certainly came to relate In brief the story of my ci- [ away with the utmost respect for him. perience, and they appeared -o be [ in all my conversation, I recalled very much interested. Prrh^p- -ney did it only to give me confidPuCt 1 and as a sort of rehearsal for the main performance, which was scheduled to take place much sooner than I ei- pected. I had barely completed my story ·when the door opened and an attend-, he attributed it to ant entered and anrounced: was an American. "The king \rttl receive Leftenant, didn't evince any displeasure nt my O'Brien I" 1 departure from what I understand Is If he had announced that the kaiser was ontside with a s-quad of German guards to take roe back to Courtrnl i afterwards, I never addressed the i king as "Yonr Majesty," hot used the ( military "sir." As i v its a British officer mid lie was tlio i.eid of tin 1 army, ho probably appreciated thi- :i--.er I of address more timn If 1 It., i u^ed the usnal "Tour Majesty." Perhaps the fact that I At any rate, he ray heart could not have sunk deeper. Earl Cromer beckoned me to follow him and we went in-o a largo room, where I supposed I was at last to re- the usual form of address. Before I left he asked me what my plans for the future were. "AVhy, sir, I hope to rejoin my squadron at the earliest possible moment!" I replied. " Leftenant," he rejoined, "that The following July Records go on sale tomorrow: A2SI2--10 in.--75e, Hello. Central. Give Mo No-Man's Land Al Jolson Well Do Our Share (While You're Over There) Robert Lewis A251."--10 in--7..c. Just Like "Washington Crossed the Delaware (General Pershmg "Will Cross the Rhine) A r t h u r Fields and Peerless Quartetle What Are You Going to Do to Help the Bnys Peerless Quartette A25-16--10 in. 7,"e. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry Robert Lewis 1 "Want Him Back Again Sterling Trio A2535--10 in.--Sl.flO. Sweet and Low Amparita Farrar and Columbia Stellar Quartette Mighty Lak' a Rose Amparita Farrar and Columbia Stellar Quartette A2,V!S--10 in--$1.00. lust a Baby's Prayer at Twilight Edna White Trumpet Quartette Fancy You Fancying .Me ' Ecina "White Trumpet Quartette 49333--12 in--$3.50. Klegie Riccardo Strncciari. Violm obbligato by Sascha Jacobsen A2,"IS--10 in.--7Sc. Regretful Blues--Fox Trot Wilbi.i C. Sweatman's Original .Tazz Band Kvcrybody's Crazy 'Boiu the Doggoaoc Blues. But I'm Happy-Fox Trot Wilbur r. Swcatman's Original Jaz2 Band AIM) 12--12 in.--$1.2.. Are Yo\i From Heaven?--Medley Walt/ Introducing--"Chimes or Normandy." Blue Bird--Medley Waltz Introducing--"Mammy's Little Pansy " Musical Sara r'rnm Alabarn Tht Story 1'rok EK!! 12332--10 in.--7.V. lie I.aii?h and So Do I--(Laughing Solo) I'omc Join in Our Laughter (Laughing Durt) AGOM--.12 in.-?1.25. Theie'3 a Servicr Flag Flying at Our Houso Til Tnink of. Yuu \2.-itl--10 in.--T.-.r. Won't You 3e a Dear. Dear Daddy I Want a Daddy Like You ABO 10--12 in--?1,-,0. Philharmonic Orchestra of New York Fhiiharnion.c O'cbeatra of New Yor't \2r47-10 in 75c. Medley One-Slcp Tarkey In the Straw--"Medley Fo.x Trot A25J1--10 in.--T.-if When It Comes to a I/n ingle's Day When Alexander Takes Hi 1 . Band to France V2.1IO--10 in,-7.« We Stopped Then at the .'.larne A r t h u r Fields am 1 IVer!"-,« Q u a r t o ' t e Hike! Hike' Hike! Pccrh-n Qiurctte A2.-.17--10 in.--7.-.c. Drwn Home Ras--Fo\ Trot Carl Fulljr , R.'cto- Nwi-lty Orchvstra I Ain't Got Xobods Much--Fox Trot Karl Fuller's Ret tor Novelty Orchestra A258C,--10 iu 75c. On R o v i w - f M a i c h ) Prince's Hand 'ITlc Regiment's R e t u r n -- ( M a r c h ) Princes Hand V2.-.SI--10 in^-7.-,p. The TorptHlo and the Whale olunbi.i H f ' l a r Orchrslrj .N'oah's Ark i'o! nubia ritellar Q t M i i r t t e ACOil--12 in.-Sl.:.». Pallet Mu^-.c from "Faust"--Pan I M.;tupoli'2ii Ope a H o , - r O r h e , t r a Kallet .Music from "F.iuM"-- Part i i Metr'ipol.un Op.' a HOUM Orche-,tra Uflt:!--12 in $l^!.j. M y -Mind's Made I'p to .Marry Caro'lna--.\!ed!cj- Tor. Tm! Prirce', Band ]\'c-cp the Trench F;rta Gomi; for tin r:o\ Out There--Medlti I/ F.studiantina American Faniane Hello, America. He'lo Prince's Orchestra Prince's Orchestra Quartette and liurr Al. H Westou Young ani Wesson Jockers B-others .H«.kers Rroihrrh Farber Sisters Farber Sifters Jar.arimba Orchrstta I ly.inrulia Orchestra Arthar Fie'ds Dob White Foi Trot \.Vil.%-1(1 in.- 7.-,,-. Mamni;.';, r a t t l e Pan^y TliiTt's a Little Ijlut .Star 'n ;ht- Window 12-,.)!) -10 In. 71,.. "Pay Da;" (Tlut Was i i m Favorite C a l l ) What'll We Do With Him. Itnys,' VBIJI.-,--12 in.--#!.:,«. gj. ValFe Sir: I haute- -Opus. , [, \ o . ! -(Piaiu, Solol Pn R e s ( I t a l i c s Harrison I l u i r v 1:1,1 j A r t h r n Fields I erl. is g i u r i e t l e JoseC HoCnuinn 1) T.ICJ lli.nt.ng Song i 2 j La Jongleilhe--i l'iano Polo) Josef ilofinann Columbia Gmfonolas aad Coluinltia Double I)ie Records. i I } -.,5SHE2 ceive my coaching, but I observed the; is out of the question. We can't risk earl bow to a man standing there and ' losing jcu for good uy sending jou . realized thnt I was standing in the j back to a part of the front opposed ! 'hort space of nine months had taken presence of the king of England. "Your majesty, Lef:enant O'Brien !" the earl announced, and then Immediately bached from the room. I believed I woald hav- followed right behind him, but by that lime the king had me by the hand and was congratulating me, cad he spoke so very cordially and democratically that he put me at rny ease at once. lie then asked me how I felt nnd by Germans, because if you wore w:i- I Me through fao much and ended uo, fortunate enough to be captured | lil:a the finish of a hook, with my be- again they would undoubtedly shoot [ in £ received by his mnjesty. the you." i 1'iug! When I tlrst joined th" Uoyul "Well, if I can't scr-o in France, j ^'iing corps I never expected to sco sir," 1 suggested, "wouldn't it tip feasible for me to fly in Italy or Salonica?" "No," he replied, "that would be almost as bad. The only (hing that J can suggest for you to do Is either ·whether I was in a -'oadHlun to con- j to take up instruction--a very valu- verie, and when I toM him I T/VRS, he able form of ervict.--or perhaps £,ald he would he v?ry much pleased might he safe enough for you to hear my story In detail. "Were you treated jny worse by the Germans, leftenant?" he asked, "on account of hein£ an American? I've heard that the Genrnns had threut- ened to sh-^t Americans serving in the British army if they captured tljcE}, ciasslus their 1 .is murderers. serve in Egypt, bnt Just at present, leftenant, I think yon have done enough anyway." Then he rose and shoot hands with' me and wished me the best of luck, and we both said "Good-by." In the adjoining room S. met Earl the lasltle of Bucklimlmra palace, much lesi! being received by the king. CHAPTER XX. Home Again. That snme day, in the evening, 1 was tendered a banquet at the Hotel Savoy by a fellow oClcer who had bet three other friends of mine that I would be home by Christmas. This wager had been made at the time he heard that 1 was a prisoner of war, and the dinner was the stake. The first Intimation he had of. my safe return from Germany and the Cromer again, and ns he accompanied fact that he had won his bet was a because Amc-'ai w.n n neutral conn- j mo to the door seemed to be surprised , Mlegram I sent him reading as fol- try «nd American-* had no righ: to mix la the war. Did jou find that to be the case?" I told hi:a tt'at I hid heard similar reports, but that I did not notice any appreciable difference in my treat- m.eat from that accorded Bnrishprs. The king declared that ho b fievo'l -CAP" STTTBBS at the length of my visit. As I left the palace a policeman, and a sentry outside came smartly to | attention. Perhaps they Ugured J had been made a general. As I was riding buck to the hotel in a taxi J reflected on the reiuurlc- ab!o course of events which in the I "Lieut. Louis Grand: "War bread bad, so I came homo. ·TAT." HP said he would not part with that message for a thousand dollars. Other banquets followed In fust suc- cession. After I had survived nii.e o! thfin J f\£urp(l thut 1 \w umv in us much lflii^(-r of succumbing to a sur- folr of rich foi«l as I hud previously been of living from sini'Mitum. mrl for ray o w n protection I decided to leave L iidnn. Morpnvfr, ni thoughts aud my heart were taming buck to tho land of in · birth, where I knew there w a s a loving mother who was longing for more substantial evidence j of my safe escape th.in the cables and letters j-hc had received. ytrani^iy enough, on the boat which j carried rao across the Atlantic, I SAW an U. F. C. man--Lieutenant Luscel- los. I walked over to him, held out my hand and said "Hello I" lie looked at DOC steadily for at least a minute. "My friend, you certainly look IJki* Pnt O'Brien," ht- declared, "bun I can't beUovo my eyo*, \Vho is.ro youT' I quickly convmcoc 1 him that his eyes WOTP still to bo rDlled upon, and then he stared it me for another minute or two, shaking hia lioatl dubi- ouly. His mystification was quite explicable. The last time he had seen roe Metropolitan Opera Orchestra The enlistment of this historic organization under the Columbia standard is the best proof of how high that standard is held. And this first glorious record of Faust's famous BalJet Music is only a promise of what, is to come. A604I--$1.50 rat Joins This brilliant young American soprano makes a particularly happy debut with a record including "Sweet and Low" and "Mighty Lak' a. Rose." Rarely beautiful songs both, enriched by a voice of radiant loveliness. A2535--$1.00 Newlfork Philharmonic Plays T C T f i . ff T i a **A « rr--e ^* «· " ' ' *^i. American war songs in a thrilling medley that fairly fiames with patriotism. A record that explains why this great symphony orchestra won such thunderous applause in its cartcn:nent concerts. A S04li-- S 1.50 39 other Splendid Selections In Juiy List Send some records '.o your soldier. There's ^ Grafcnola in h,s Y M. C. A. or Knighrs of Colui^bua but. Coiam6xa .Records on safe fio JOL": end 2Cf of every month COLUMBIA GEAPHOPHOKE COMPANY NEW YORK : 9119 W cicctnc tutor, (13S I was going down to enrth with a bull«t in my face and my machine do- In t" n pinniag-nose dlse. HP uas ono j of my comrades in iho llytn^ corps , and \\iis in the fight which resulted , In my capture. He tnid he had read tho report that I \\as a pnijner of war, but hy bud never believed it, as he Lid not ihink it possible for me to survive that fall. He was one of the few men living: out of eighteen who were originally in my squadron--I do not mean the eigh teen with whom I sailed from Canada lust May, but the liqudroii I joined la France. As we sat on the deck esclianglng experiences, I would frequently notice him gazing Intently m my fnco as If ho were not quite sore that the whole proposition waa not a hoai and that I was un impostor. Ontsido of this unexpected meet- Ing, my trip was uneventful. I arrived at St. John. New Braoa- ·uick, and eventually in the little town of Momence, 111., on the Kaa- kakee river. I have said that I was never so 1'fippy to arrive In a country us I was ·alien I set foot on Du f ch soil. Now, I'm afniid I fahall have to take that stuteratnt back. Not until I finally 1 .nded in Momence and realized thnt f was again m the town of my child! ood days did I enjoy that fec-iing of jiDsoiutt; sociirity which, one never /eally appreeiutus until after a visit 1 to foreign parts. Now that I urn back, the whole ad' wnture constantly recurs to me aa o tlrt'nm. and I'm uever quite snre that i won't wake up and Qnd it so. (THIS END) Practical Ed treat ion, "Why do you insist on studying Qcr man ?" "I may get a chance to tell one or those Prussian s^" 61 " 3 ^ "What I thlnt of him, face to facp, and I waat tt make sure h« understands me," The In'ant Terribie. Cnllcr--It seems wonderful that Jai anese dentiuts can tafce out teeth wHJ their fingers. Bo^tesy' Little Daughter--Hamm: can take out her teeth with her fin gers, every one of them. Supplanted. "What's become of that old job about the Dutch taking Holland?" "Thnt is not a joke DOW. That hasn' been a joke .since the Russians mcrcb ed on Moscow." SOIHE DAY !?A MAY LEARN By EDWEU

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