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Mother Trent is "the fly In tlio ! ointment" for me just now. She has Juet found out that I am "expecting a little stranger." Tes, little book, that Is the way she puts it. Good heavens! could ever a woman's baby be "a little stranger" to her. That wonderful thing—that great thing, that is the one reason why she lives and that make» a real valid excuse for her living could never seem strange to her. I feel very differently about this baby than I did about Sonny. I don't mind confessing to you that then X was trying to do for my coming baby only what God himself could do. grow a soul. This time I will be perfectly content If when my baby comes It's body is strong and healthy —I'll leave the soul to be looked af ter later. Some way, I hardly know myself, I seem to have reached a place in my existence when I am quite pleaded to be still and let life take up it* own burdett.- ^ , I married Dick, with a world of the finest Ideals, the most tremend ■us energy to do the right thing and Bhat desire for self-sacrifice that a women who truly lovee always has, Lind which a man never begins to "understand. And It has taken me all this tlmo to realize that none of these things are really necessary to my own or his happiness—my ideals, my energies, my sacrifices, have all been futile. Dick would have been quite as happy if I had not striven to please him quite so hard. I gladly yielded up my vitality, my every thought to Dick in those first years o>t our marriage, and now I have come to see that In many cases I was the kind of wife that loved a man devotedly and made him per fectly miserable by doing it. Little booh, I now know that no person wants an espionage on his soul's liberty no matter how loving and sympathetic that espionage may be. I think, little book, that most wom en subconsciously pray '7x>rd give me something to do—something that I can carry out, some place to fill that is mine alone."—And then they come to find, sus I have done, that there is no place In all tho world that any one person alone can All. There Is no love so great that one cannot at least find a substitute for it when it Is taken away. No loved one, Dante to the contrary notwith standing. can grieve for always and not be comforted. I «jti not pessimistic, I am only facing facte and all the while I un telling this to you, I know that be cause I am facing facts and that at last I am sitting among the brittle and glittering fragments of Illusion, I have lost some of the *eet of life. Content is such β material virtue. The poet wha. called discontent divine had the vielon at omniscience. And just now I am making you the con fidant of all this, because 1 am con tent—content to eat and dream, and sleep and not think much about any thing. All the while I am telling you this, I realiie how inconsistent I am, but my brain refuses to take up the gauntlet which my reason throws down, so back into its hiding place of clay my soul has gone, and I aim just waiting for the great event with the material calmness of the animal to whom birth is not a mLracle, but simply an episode. Oh! Sonny, Sonny, you took with you all the Joy that motherhood could bring me. Was It not enough to go away yourself? This poor baby that Is coming has not yet made my eyes grow wet with emotion or my heart beat faster in anticipation. I know that Dick looks forward to its advent with greater trepidation and greater Joy than X. (To be continued) Rice a Real Economy; Buy j *■ a Pound; use These Recipes (From U. 8. Food Administration.) When the high cost of living has become so high that it seems as though you could not live any longer, buy a pound of rice and live liigh. The "very best" costs twelve cents a pound. With Its comparative cheap ness, and good food value, and the many ways it can be served, rice Is hard to beat A pound is practically two cups of uncooked rice, boil it and your steel* goes up about 400 per cent, a good Investment on your money, the two cups of unboiled rice become eight cups of boiled rice and that will go a long way towards helping to feed α hungry family in an appetizing and nourishing way. But don't make the mistake of boil ing the entire pound at once, unless you want to use it within a day or two. Why not buy a pound of rice and use it? But rice 4s like the little girl who is either very very good or horrid. X am not In a position to explain why the little girl was this way, but I can tell you about the rice. It Is entirely a matter of cooking. This Is tlie way to make boiled ric^^iery, very good," so that each out separately, full and firm. Wash the rice thoroughly and then sprinkle gradually a medium cup of rice in a pint and a half of boiling vrater, salting to taste, boil for fif teen minutes, then place it on the back of the sto\e where it will finish swelling. Assuming that you have bought that ,,0'unrt of rice I suggest that you try out some of these recipes below, and after that I am sure you will become a devotee of rice and use it constantly in cooking. Eggs on Rice. Oil a baking dish, fill It half full of well seasoned boiled rice: make as many depressions In the rice as there are people to be served; break an egg Into each of these, sprinkle with salt and strew with bits of butter sub stitute. bako until the eggs are set. Serve hot. Rice Batter Cakes. One teaspoon of salt, one cup milk, one cup flour, one-lialf cup cooked Industrial Progress and Home Heating Big industries demand effi ciency and employ experts to get maximum service from all equipment. Under their great power trailers you will find square fire pots, and you can adapt this same principle of heating efficiency to your home. Install a Square Pot Boiler This patented construction in creases the radiating surface 155· All water-holding sec tions are near the fire and are inclined from rear to front. Orate bars are all the same length—fire quickly cleared of ashes and clinkers. There is a Square Pot Boiler for every type of building. Consult your f* aler as to your particular requirements. Why not investigate ? BOYNTON FURNACE COMPANY Tkm Square Pot Mature 37th3t.a«r fcwdwar, Naw York rice, one teaspoon baking: powder. Fry in Cakes. Rico «nd Indian Bread. Beat two eggs very light, add one pint milk, two cups white Indian corn meal, one cup cold boiled rice, two teaspoons baking powder, one-halt' cup more milk, beat hard. Bake in shallow pan in hot oven. Rice Gems. Λ pint of buttermilk or sour milk, one egg, a teaspoonfulful of soda, a little sugar if desired, half a teaspoon ful of salt. Mix three-fourths cup of wheat flour with one and one-half cups of cooked rice and beat Into the ' milk and egg. The mixture should be the consistency of graham gems. Drop jinto the heated gem pans and bake about fifteen minutes. Corn Meal Griddle Cakes With Ricc. I One cup cornmeal, one cup of boil i Pd rice, one egg, one teaspoon of salt, one teaspoon of soda, three table ' spoons of flour, one and one-half cups sour milk. Try this for your break fast. I " Theatre News "Puns-Pnss" With an all star caet and a brand new production Jean Bedini will open his engagement at the Majostic thea tre next Monday. In presenting his well known show this season Mr. Be dini Is giving the lovers of good clean wholesome burlesque the kind of a show that is bound to meet with the approval of the real critical burles que fan. The entire production has been handsomely equipped and cos tumed and it can be safely said that "Puss Puss" is one of the most pre tentious offerings playing over the Columbia Wheel this season. The burlettas written by Jean Be dini himself, entitled "Somewhere Here" and "Somewhere There," are up to tho minute In every resp®ct and embrace a number of new and novel features new to burlesque; clever bits, tuneful musical numbers and : clever vaudeville specialties have been cleverly arranged and from the rise of the curtain on the first part until tho finale a thorough two and a half hours entertainment is given. At the Dltmax. "Dodging a Million," tho first Gold wyn starring vehicle of Mabel Nor mand, that comes to the Ditmas today and tomorrow, is described as a mys tery-drama of love, thrills and laugh ter. It was written by Edgar Selwyn, the famous dramatist, and A. M. Ken nedy. Arabella Flynn, a dresser in a modiste shop, is notified that she has inherited the fortune of a wealthy aunt who lives In Guatemala, and is given by a firm of lawyers a check for $800 and three trunks that she is to open one after the other on con secutive days. She moves promptly to the most ! fashionable hotel in the city where she begins a romance with Jack Forsythe, handsome son of the corset king, who heretofore has been unable to find a girl who would take him seriously be cause of his father's business. She finds herself unable to spend her $800 check because her fame as an heiress lias preceded her, and tradesmen in sist that she do business with them on credit. The three trunks contain a quantity of paste jewelry to give her an idea of what tho real collection of her aunt looks like, some old-fashioned clothes, some poison in case she should find her lover untrue and Instructions to buy herself lota of diamonds and pret ty gowns. Then the lawyer's clerk learns that ho has made a mistake and should not have given Arabella the $800 check. His franctio efforts to regain possession of the check stir the trades men and they demand their money, onl yto learn that Arabella has none. The situation develops into a big surprise, the action continuing at rapid-fire pace to the end. At the Strand Among the many deft humorous touches inserted in Billie Burke's latest Paramount picture by Director J. Searle Dawley is the picturlzatlon of the rivalry between two impecuni ous young clerka for the hand of "The Mysterious Miss Terry," which, by the way, is the name of the pro duction. 'The Mysterious Miss Terry" has become an assistant in a hard ware store and both young mon in vent frequent and usually unneces sary errands there to bring them into the presence of the young lady. Everything in the store they can pos sibly use—and much that they can not—is purchased, from flatirons for paper weights to embroidery scissors for opening mail. The picture ie full of scenes of mystery-and Intrigue as well as these countless "human Inter est" touches. Don't miss Billie Burke in her greatest success which comes to the Strand theatre on Friday and Saturday et thia week. FORGOT HIS GROUCH Uniform Caused Transformation in Surly Boss. •Impie Story of Harold the Office Boy, Who Become a Man When Ho Donned the Khaki of HI· _ . Unelo Bam. la the first plaça. The bos*. la a short man. With aa awful (Touch. And In the sscond pla<% Harold Burns. Who was our office boy. Was a tall boy. And ho always smiled > And Just a week. From the Tory dayv That ho cot the lob. His Totce. Started to change. And the boos would call hi!* And he'd say. "lee. sir." In a high soprano. And 'Tin coming." In a deep contralto. And "Bight away, sir.'' In a tenor. And "Here It is, sir." In a bass. \ And the first time he did j TK* kn·· Bed an Idea. H· was being kidded. And «aid. And Harold laid. •Tie, Mr. "I can't help It. "My voice 1· changing." And anyway. Always after that. The boa· hated him, • e · · t And then one day. A band went by. With "Oyer There." In a blare of brass. And we all looked out. And marching troops. On the street below. Tilled all of our hearUu With whatever It Is. That "Over There." And marching troops. Put Into our hearts. And filled our eyes. And we all went back. To our work-a-day desks. • · · « k And the next day cam·. And Harold came. And whispered to me. He was going to quit And called the boss. "A great big stiff." And X went In. And told the boss. That we'd have to find. Another boy. And told him why. And all he said. Was : "Go get one. "With a voice that's set." • · · « ft In less than a week. Our Harold Burns. Cam· back again. With a uniform. And a permanent vole·. And a light In his ey··. And his shoulders squared· And he'd just com· In. To say good-bye. And was saying It. When the boss came la. • · · · ■ And a little while later. The boss' buzzer. Buzzed Its buss. And I went In. And he wanted to know· If the boy outside. Was our old office boy. And I said he was. And he asked me then. To send him In. • · · a a And that day noon. r\ τι An office boy. One week before. And his erstwhile boss, A short, stout wan. With an awful grouch. Ate lunch together. And then shook hands. And said good-bye. • · · · t And here In the office. The boss and his grouch. Live on. And thrive. And make life t$%—ft. For the new office boy. —Κ. 0. B. In the New Puck. Has Ρ fan· for Big Tim·. Allen, fifty-one, known aa the "Mil lonalre Kid," declared In a San Fran cisco police court he was "going to buy all the mountain dew In the world" as soon as he got the fortune of $3,000, 000 left to him by his father. Allen was arrested with other va grants. He was asked If he waa go ing to take his tramp friends with him on the "Joy party." "Some of them, perhaps," he replied. "We sure are going to have some time, but I'll never he burled In the potter'· fleld. Aa soon as I get that (8,000,000 I'm going to set aside $75 for a decent burial^ Secret Revealed. "Wear your summer underclothes," says one of the doctors, "and give your body a chance to furnish Its own heat." That's fine. Now w· know how the ladles who wear gauze sleeve· when the thermometer registers 84 manage to be comfortable.—Springfield (O.) News. Or Blow · Shoe-Horn. Mrs. Johnslng—"Can't stay long, Mrs. Snow; I Just come to see ef yo' wouldn't join de mission bsnd." Mrs. Snow—"Fo' de lan'· sakes, honey, doan come to me 1 I can't even play a mouf organ."—Christian Register. Dally Thought. We have spoken of physical courage, or the courage of nerves, of moral courage, or the courage of principle·. Beside· theae there la Intellectual cour age, or the count* ««pinions.—Phil· llpe Brooks, , Eyes of the Guns Tills snapshot shows a 1' rench ob server in a captive balloon directing the artillery fire from French guns. "Captive" balloon in this case means that it 1» held in position by ropes and wires leading to the ground. The balloonist watches the shots and in sianny lews m*j man ai· wie vuici of the phone the résulta and gives him the range corrections If necessary. It's a danger-hunter's job, for of course the observer is right out in plain view of the enemy and a con stant target for snipers. a RHEUMATIC PI RIGHT OUT Don't Suffer! Relief Comes the Moment You Rub With "St. Jacob's Liniment." What's rheumatism? Tain only! Stop drugging! Not one case in fifty requires internal treatment. Rub the misery right away! Apply sooth ing. penetrating "St. Jacobs Liniment" directly upon the "tender spot" and re lief comes Instantly. "St. Jacobs Lini ment" is a harmless rheumatism and sciatica relief which rraver disappoints and can not burn or discolor the akin. Limber up! Get a small trial bottle from your dugglst, and in just a mo ment you'll be free from rheumatic and sciatica pain, soreness, stiffness and swelling. Don't suffer! "St. Jacobs Liniment" has relieved millions of rheumatism sufferers in the last half century, and is just as good for sci atica. neuralgia, lumbago, backache, sprains and swellings.—Adv. ENLIGHTENED GERMANY eoldler· Think They Ar* Fighting Against Napoleon. Declaring that the ordinary Prussian soldier Is educationally unfit for demo cratic government, Prof. Ulrich Kahr stedt contributes to the-Amsterdam Kreui Zeltung an article on his studies of the mentality of Teuton troops at the front "I hnve for months Interrogated sol diers on all four fronts," he says, "and hare found that among the Bhineland ers, Bavarians and Slleslans 10 per cent of the men do not even know the correct title of the German emperor. In the summer of 1915, 5 per cent of our men did not know what powers were at war, while to this day 3 per cent are Ignorant of the fact that we are at war with Japan. "In practically «very regiment I have found noncommissioned officers who thought we were fighting against tb· French Emperor Napoleon. Sixty per cent of our men do not know the name of their chief of staff, and 40 per cent are unable to answer the question whether the Carpathians lie on our eastern or western front." Makes Many Matches. A single manufacturer la London makes nearly a thousand million boxe· of matches every year. Stet TEA TDRNS GMT lil DARK It's Grandmother's Recipe to Bring Back Color and ...... Lustre to Hair. Τ hut beautiful, »ν·η (had· of ι irk, flossy hair can only be had by brew:ng a mixture of Bage Tea and Sulphur. Tour hair 1· your charm. It Makis or mar· th· facs. Wh·· It fades, turns ■ray or strsaksd, Just an application or two ot Sac· and Sulphur enhances lta appearance a hundredfold. Don't bother to prepare the mixture; you can cat this famous old reclps im proved bjf the addition of other In· Ciedlsnts for 60 cent· a larve Lottie, all ready (or uae. It 1· called Wyeth'a ■are and Sulphur Compound. Thl* can always be depended upen to I..ring back the natural color and lustra ol jour hair. Everybody uses "Wyeth's Base and Sulphur Compound now because It darkens so naturally and evenly that Bobody can tell It has been applied. Von simply dampen a sponfe or soft brush with It and draw this thiough the hair, taklnw one small t.rand at a time; by morning the «ray hair has disappeared and after another application It b·· comas beautifully dark and appear· (lossy and lustrous. This reedy-to-ue· preparation Is a delightful toilet requi site for those wh· desire dark hair ail » JTMtfcfal appearance. It la no. i sa&'s i· ·* Mirror» In History. During the middle aces, from th# twelfth to the end of the fifteenth •ntnry, pocket mirrors or small hand mirrors carried at the girdle were con sidered a necessary part of a lady's toilet The method of backing glass Ι Λ metal for mirrors was well known the middle ages, though steel and silver mirrors were almost exclusively need. It was In Venice that the mak· lng of glass mirrors on a commercial scale was first developed. Verdun Defies Kaiser Today as Two Years Ag> By HENRY WOOD, j (United Press Staff Correspondent.) WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES AT VERDUN, Feb. 20—Two years ago today, Germany began its great assault on Verdun, whicli by striking a death blow to France, was to shatter the entire Allied cause, and at the same time, by the military genius display ed in the stroke, establish for all time to come the prestige of the Crown Prince and the durability of the House of Hohenzollern. Today, Verdun, while still maintain ing Invincibly the proud position which the Kaiser himself assigned to it as "The Greatest Fortress of Modern Times," has become some thing more to the Allies, something in which the moral and the spiritual elements enter more profoundly and more significantly than does Its mere military importance. Verdun, which saved France—and by saving France, the entire Allied cause—hae become to the Allied na I tions a veritable shrine—a shrine to ι which they pay homage, collectively and individually and with the same I deep, devout thanks and emotions j that homage is rendered by the indl I vidual to the person or the Divine j Province who has saved his life, j It was France's heroic, nine month j resistance at Verdun that not only shattered the flower of the entire Ger jmaii army, but that permitted the other Allied nations to perfect their armies and military organization to a point that would enable them to en ter the arena with a fair chance against the military colossus that Ger many had been perfecting for forty years previous. This supreme, historical, epocal fact is now recognized and admitted by all the Allied nations and during the past year, each and every one of them has sought public occasion for giving expression to their thanks. In precisely the same manner that the individual almost since the be ginning of humanity has laid his vo tive offering of thanks at the feet of the Deity or at the ehrine of the Saint that haa intervened in his be hailf, all of the Allied nations have now deposed on the shrine of Verdun votive offerings in the form of the highest decorations and medals for military valor which, they liave the power to confer. France herself paid the first tri bute to Verdun by conferring on it in conformity with her time honored custom and tradition, the cross of the Legion of Honor to which -was al»o added the Croix de Guerre. Immediately thereafter the various Allied nations followed suite with the most distinguished decorations they had to offer, and in the Clttadel at Verdun, on a velvet cushion there are now pinned, in addition to the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre, the Russian cross of the Order of Saint George; the English Military Cross; the Italian gold medal for military valor; the Belgian cross of the Order of Leopold: the Serbian gold medal for military bravery: the Montehengrian's historic Obilitch Gold Medal and finally the plaque, collar and grand cordon of the Por tuguese order of the Tower and the Sword, the highest decorations a I he highest rank of the order whi the President of Portugal had in : power to confer. And finally, ab< the jeweled and decorated cushl there now hangs a glistening g sword conferred on Verdun by t Mikado of Japan. But these votive offerings depos 0:1 the shrine of Verdun by grate allied nations constitutes only part the homage that has been render In the same humanity-old custom which the grateful individual 1 made long personal pilgrimages the shrine of his patron saint or accepted city, the allied rubra durl the past year have made pilgrima) to the shrine of Verdun in order give even more striking testimony their thanks. The circumstance· \ der which some of these visits w< made were exceedingly impress and striking. King Albert of Belgium, w when the Hun invasion swept ο all but the last few square miles his kingdom, vowed he would ne set foot outside tlile laet remanent Belgium until all had been redeem made an exception to this vow In der that he might pay personal I bute at the shrine of Verdun. T1 on r> hill summit just outside the c itself, he caJmly and majestic! pinned the various Belgian deco tions for military valor on the brea of the individual defenders of V dun while at every moment throui out the ceremony German airpla fought overhead in an effort to ρ the barrier of J-'rench shells and squadrons of French air fighters t they might drop "bombs on the k himself in this kingly set. King Victor Emanuel left Ita.1 soil for the first time Kince ascend to the throne of Italy in order t he might pay personal homage Verdun. Prince Arthur of Connaught mi the pilgrimage on behalf of Κ George of England and Preeld Bernardino Machado of Portu came also to the shrine in peri bringing with him the high Insli of the Order of the Tower and Bword which he had conferred. To the military halo that must ways encircle the name of Ver< during the centuries to come th promises thus to be added also a h of gratitude and thanksgiving fi the Allied nations which will c tinue to shine with increased lu! and strength as future generationi these same allied nations render in turn the thanks for the life political freedom that Verdun · have conferred on all. Lark*· Wondrous Note*. Nowhere but In England and Ireli can the song of the lark be heard It* best. How human beings can such beautiful songsters and eat tl Is difficult to understand. The w ι derful notes of these birds, nerer J be forgotten by those who have he ι them, should be sufficient to ass I their protection, to say nothing of ; valuable services they render In : stroylng Insects.—Exchange. There is inflexible logic in the fixing of that price for the Maxwell closed cars. The purpose of the Maxwell builders was to strike the MIDDLE LINE of absolute value. They have done so with scientific accu racy. Th» Maxwell closed cars have grace, beauty, comfort, efficiency, durability, econ omy and standard equipment. But, if built to sell for less than $1195 one or the other of these would be lacking. On the other hand, for a higher price you could get only larger size or fancier furnishings —not any greater VALUE or finer "class." That is what we mean by "the Middle Line." * Floe-Passenger Sedan, $1195, Six-Passenger Town Car, $1195; Touring Car with All-Weather Top. $855; Touring Car, $745; Roadster, $745 AU Prices F. Ο. B. Detroit Small Monthly Pivments Arranged If You Prefer SEXTQN'S GARAGE, Perth Amboy, 15 Smith Street HARRINGTON S GARAGE, Chrome, N. J. THOMAS GARAGE, Jamesburg, N. J. KAPLAN'S GARAGE, New Brunswick, N. J.