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been product here at the Republic
When the play gets to your city
YOU will have to make up your mind
The great novelty of the little play,
which undertakes to show the differ
ence between, real love and physical
infatuation, isthat it exploits the
charm of the undraped young man
instead of the scantily attired young
The hero makes bis first appear
ance in the heroine's drawing room
clad only in a very abbreviated run
ner's costume and a bright smile. He
has injured bis leg in a race and Ru.th
Stanley, engaged to Dr. Ralph Web
ster, is engaged in putting peroxide
on the youth's wound when the phy
sician returns unexpectedly from a
trip to the west and discovers that
"the natural law" of youth's attrac
tion to youth has asserted itself and
that Ruth Stanley's love is lost to him
In the second scene Ruth receives
the young hero alone. His love-making
In the next act the young hero is
about to sail to take part in the mar
athon in the Olympic games, when he
is summoned by telephone to the of
fice of the physician whose fiancee
he has stolen and is told that he must
marry the girl at once.
The boy is willing, when it is dis
covered that it will not be possible to
obtain a marriage license before his
steamer sails. He must leave the girl
he loves in her predicament or he
must abandon his race for the Mara
thon. He tells the girl to decide for him.
Here is her answer, the big speech of
the play, delivered by Helen Holmes;
"You say I obeyed the natural law;
that I committed no crime against na
ture, only against the Jaws of men
and that the injury to these man
'made laws must be repaired.
"And now, to repair an injury to
them, the stronger of the two sin
ners makes a generous sacrifice and
condescends to marry me and thus
to do his duty, but you've all forgot
ten one thing.
"Have I no feeling no voice in
all this legal program?
"I have some rights and I am go
ing to stand by them.
"I won't bind myself to a man who
doesn't love me; I don't want his
name. I won't have it; he shan't
grow to love the child, and it's not his
it's mine, mine! I'll work my finger
ends off sooner than have him pro
vide for me! I don't need him I
don't want him I hate his sense of
duty I hate you all.
"Marry him! If I'm going to be
damned for what I've done 111 be
damned alone! Alone! I tell you!"
But of course, in the third act the
boy comes back- This time he really
loves the girl and they are. wed.
Now doesjthat shack you?
TODAY'S TESTED RECIPE
By Caroline Coe
Rice Gems Beat 1 egg very light;
add 1 tablespoonful of melted butter,
1 cupful of sweet milk, and 1 cupful
of cooked rice. Beat-until free from
lumps. Sift 1 cup of flour, 1 tea
spoonful of salt and 2 of baking pow
der and add to the liquid. Beat until
a smooth batter.
Bake 20 minutes in hot gem pans.
KI-W PLENTY To EAT
AND M0THIN6r T3 Vo IS
A BUM'S IDEA