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THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1916.
SEVERE Perhaps You've Tried It Be Careful, Now But if You Haven't Read This First fin "Nothing Hut the Truth" nob I Italston, Donnelly nmt Vim Dusen Bennett (William Collier) In h member bet Dennett lio.imo that ho cannot tell of the firm of II. M. Hnlston A Co., the truth for twenty-four hours. Hon brokent. Hnlston's daughter Owendo-1 nctl stikes the $10,000 Riven him by lyn haa given Dennett $10,000 In cash, i Gwendolyn.) which she him raised by subscription Hick-How old are you, Hob? for n churlty. She asks him to doublo Hob Thlrty-llvo yearn olil. the $10,000 In mime Investment so thnt Dick You lose, you lose! Give us he enn cull upon her father for $20,- the money! You lose on the very first 000, explaining that her father him question. Hp told mo yesterday ho ngreeil to subscribe nn nmount equal was ,10. to tho Hum she Im able lo mine. Hal-! Hob Don't bo mo anxious to win. ton him Invrstcd considerable money i That wim yesterday. I was lying then. In n qulcksl'ver mine In New Mexico ' Now I'm telling the truth, and Is unloading the stock on his cus- ! Hnlston How much wlllj-ivi pay us tomers. Two chorus girls, Mnbel and I to call tho bet off? Babel, friends of Diehard Donnelly, the . Junior member of the firm, call nt the office and accidentally meet Italston. He Is flattered by Mabel's comments and lights her cigarette. In conven tion with Hnlston, Donnelly, and Clar ence Van Dusen, a customer, Hennett criticise Hnlston's method of selling the stock. Then (his scene occurs. Business Truth. B OB For my part, I'd rather rep- resent a stock ns It Is and let the customer choose for him- Mtf. Ralston I didn't misrepresent It. Bob Tea you did. You told me to tay out, you told Van Dusen that Clark baa bought. Balaton I sold Marshall and Had ley without naming Clark. Bb-But you did tell them It was a great mine? jUlatoa Well, I hope It ti. I've not 1M.0O0 tied up In It I've got to thtnk ttfc creak If I can aell f 180,000 worth at the atoek I can spend $60,000, and the ehanoea are I'll strike It If I do, they wrnl Bob But now the mine Isn't any good. Ralston It's no good nt all, If you want to know the truth. The stock last worth the paper It's written on. Bob I thought so. Ralston But there's quicksilver In New Mexico somewhere and somebody la going to strike It. I've told many a lie which I have mado coma true. A lie la Just as good as the truth If the result Is all right. Profit Is tho only thtng In business, and profit Is lmag keatlon and Imagination la seldom the truth. It's what you hope for. The world doesn't believe the truth. It didn't believe there was an America, for Columbus to discover. They didn't believe Alexander Hell had a telephone any moro then they thought Oyrus Field could lay the Atlantic cable, and those fellows were telling the truth nll the tlmo and were considered crazy. I , tell you there are certain necessary I business lies. Hob I don't believe It. I think a i business man can get along better by j telling the absolute truth. I Ralston My boy, you've been work lag too hard. You'ro crazy! Tou couldn't tell the truth for one day. 1 Van Dusen Has he been lying' again? ' Ralston I've Just oeen telling Bob that he couldn't tell the truth, the ab-1 solute truth, for one duy and retain any friends or do any business. Van I aupposo If a man set out to. toll the truth for un day that before night aome one would kill him. Bob I still believe that I could tell the truth lndetlultcly. Van When I was 0 years old I told ray mother tho truth about something I that happened at school what hap-1 yened at homo cured me. Ralston My boy, as modern society la constituted It Is as Impossible to lhre without telling a lie as It Is to 4e business without deception. Van You're right! Ralston It's too bnd we have to ad salt It. but It's the truth. Dick I agree with you. Ralston We're brought up that way. Parents tell their children that Santa Claus comes down the chimney In a steam heuted flat. Little Mary la told that the stork Is going to bring her a baby brother, and she sits for hours at the window watching for It to come, and then they tell her the tork came through the door while sho waa asleep. You meet Smith on the atreet In the morning. You say, "I hope you slept well." That's a lie. You don't care a damn If he never aleeps. i Dick The truth hurts people. An attractive lie sounds Infinitely better than a mere statement of truth. Ralston The lawyer tells his client he will win. Tho doctor tells his pa tient he will get well. Van And tho minister tolls his con gregation they will go to heaven. It Jan't the truth, but It's what they want to hear. Ralston And 'every divorce gives the lie to in monotone! "wilt thou love, honor and cherish her, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her ho long as ye both shall live?" Van "I will," . Ralston "I will YouM break U the wholn party If you told tho truth nnd wild "I think I will." Dick They Ho In every lino of busi ness stores misrepresent their bargain antes, ncwspapeis heir circulation, banks their surplus, because business demands attractive statements. Hnlston- It took old Dr. Cook Just one hour to convince the King of Den mark ho had dlHcnwrcil tho north pole, but It required two years for Limit. I'eary to convince the Geographical Society of the same fact, and lie was telling tho Until, and when Hryan said "OfMxI-li.v, good lurk, (loci bless ynu" to Wilson, do ou think bo was H liing tho truth? Ami when Wilson Mild: "Hill, this parting breaks my heart," do you think he really meant If,' Don't mak! me laugh. Dob Well, I'm entitled to my opinion. 1 believe jnu can tell the truth. Van- Who- me? Dob (Hi, im, I know ynu couldn't I mean that I can toll t Im truth. Pick- for how long? Dob If 1 can tell the truth for one hour I see no reason why I couldn't tell It tor one day or one year, TRIALS IN TELLING Deb Not n cent Van If you do tell a llo, tell a good one, lloh. because It will cost you $10,000. That's n lot of money for one lie. Did you tell the truth about your lucerne tax this ear? Hob- No! Van- Well, we -can bold that over you. Halston When tho car comes back for mo we'll all go out homo. I invite i you all down to the house to etuy all night. Hot--I can't. I don't want to go. Itnlston--Vnu've got to go, You have i never refined before. Dick You must go. And If you talk In your sleep I'll listen to every word. Van I'll be there. Hob I nlwaM tell the truth In my sleep. Very well, I'll go If you Insist upon It. I Ralston I do. Whero did you get tho $10,000? Dob I got It. Ralston I asked you where you got It! Bob I don't think I have to answer that Dick You certainly do have to an swer It. Van If you refuse to answer you lose tho bet. Italston Where did you get the $10,000? Long pause. Dob Is cornered nnd Just about to give up when telephone bell rings. Dob Kxcuse me. Hollo. Dh. Mr. Clark. J. I Clark? Tho Sulnhur Hank? Quick Silver? It's worthless no good 1 no good nt nil. Gnod-by. Lover's Truth. Installed In the Italston country! homo on Long Island next day lien-1 nett Is beginning to show tho result of the strain. Truth tolling has cost him I the friendship of Mrs. Hnlston. because he told tho cook the truth about the meals. After hearing " young girl i sing he had to toll the truth about her voice which was awful and now hi ts about to face Gwendolyn to answer j tho chnrges of discourtesy mmlo i against lilm. Owen And plensn try nnd not toll peoplo things which will hurt their feelings. Hob-After to-day 111 not tell the truth to anybody. dwen Uh, yes. I wnnt you to al ways tell the truth to me about everything. Hob No dwen Do you mean thai you nro I hiding something from mo? I Dob Yen. (!weu Ynu know something about i mo Unit you don't want mo to boat ? Hob Well -or dwen- Hob, 1 inulM that ynu loll me tho truth about ims' lf Hob You'lo tho KWectost, the best, tho most wmidt i'f ill gill in nl! the world, .nn! I tM' imi iiioi'o thin any thing libc! dwell Hob! Hol Well, ynu united for Hio truth' And this I- tile 111 f-t tiiini I 1 Hi 1 1 III? I'oiinigo to toll you, In fnet, I hnd to tell you. dwen -Yos, ynu must nlways speak tint truth, lloli turns, looks, at dwui mill holds nut his niin.s, Slh' i nines lulu tliein) -dwell . dwen Hob, did r nil ever ln o II II V line else'.' Hob - ex. dwon- I'll, Hob' .Whnin? I toll A L'ii'l In a mi rue, i !won When- x tiln nnw ? Hob- I limi t lumw Him llini 1 1 r 1 Hie I lion tamer. dwon Well. 1 forgive vnu Did nii oer lss nit one else'.' Hob Well I i r or - I Owen- Hob' Hid you? Illdjmi? j Bob- Yes. i m ujQ.if?? ,M ingCt... ... ., blj-MM Margaret Brainard as Gwendolyn Mabel repeats the story she told the jealous Mrs. Ralston. Left to right Ned A. Sparks as Van Dusen, Mary Harper as Sabel, Morgan Coman as Donnelly, Rapley Holmes as Ralston, Vivian Wessell as Mabel, William Collier as Bennett, Maude Turner Gordon as Mrs. Ralston, lone Bright as Ethel Clarke, Margaret Brainard as Gwendolyn Ralston. NAPOLEON, MANHATTAN'S LATEST CULT T K NAI'OLEON DONAI'AHTH came I tn Manhattan bo would I sur- i A prlFod and delighted to discover ! 1 , i thnt he is the latest cult of the Amer- , lean biilnoss man. Tho doscendants of tho'. who came over In the May- Mower are a great nnd growing con- 1 tlngont, but they do not compare do not compare In the rising generation of self-made men with the number of reincarnated Na poleons. An nrt collector who possesses one of tho precious half dozen orlKlnal bronzes of the- death mask of Napoleon declares thai there Is a curious jier- slstci.cy about tho Interest In Napoleon that Is not to bo explained by hero worHhlp nr mo thing lo.ss than a cnnll !'iit cult founded on "tho crouton personality of modern Hurope," ns psychologists vail him, "George Washington 's fr't in the lieniis of bis countrymen," enys this tiiiloiil of the fads, and foibles of the American business mitn, "but Napoleon HniKipnrto goes to their heads. Ho Is i sort nf familiar, nr controlling genius, III tlin lives and policies of u lot of men I know, In fact, 1 luue a llltlo of that fielliiR about him mvudf. "wnv b.l'k lirfnfK Nlel.eie and Hit nurd Shaw dli-enwrcd tlio wiper man Napobnii gut hold of tho popular Imagination. Ho wiih rather nearer 1 1 it t ii CicMir and .lcaniler, and whon ior a man gut mi In the world n bit iiiil began looking n round for some Jiisllllratioii .if having his own way be rniisv ho liml llio money ur tile power or the icro iii i im things iho news. papi'l's Wnii.il I 'i -in in call lilm u young Napoleon of lliinncn or of this, that or the oilier IIi.p of business. "Harry Leon Wilson knew what he Ralston; William Collier as Bob Bennett. Bob Bennett, forced to tell the truth, admits that he was in love with and kissed another girl. was .-ibnut when he put the Napoleon 1 cult In 'His Majesty Hunker Iloan.' -J"'1' '"" ""1- tho I'lay at the Astor Theatre, that he hung a picture )f Naml(,,m Ule wn of 1unk(,r n,.nn's bachelor quarters. "Make a imlnt of noticing In tho of- ntfs of tho business men you know " , '"i""" ' or im prints oi ,-snpoioon on tno wans, uno of the best known advertising men 1 know has put Napoleon In brnnzo nn n sort of shrine In his private office. And I can count half a dozen prints THE ZEPPELIN'S GUNS :Z' Hl'PHUN raids and Zeppelin' bombs nro siillloiently familiar, but there Is hardly iin.vtlilng , ! known of the gun.s nf these aircraft I nnd of tho force that supplies them I with offensive, mid defensive power. Hven tho Zeppelins brought down ! lately in Kiiglunl after dlzzv feat.s of arms by HngliHli avlalms have failed 1 to supply tho necessary information, In spile of diligent search among the ruins and bits nf inolal, It Is tllcreforo sallsfylng to know that details care fully krpt and doubtless regarded as sovretsi by the German Government havobe.il at length measured and do lined by exports, A despatch to Um Italian naval Journal (lifu MtnUlma ronlHlns tho only authentic account nf the nrnui incut of the new type of '.eppelins that has boon published, The description is tlio work of naval and military mil cers who have hnd opportunities of an unusual kind to study the nieann of defence of airships of Um dirigible model, The conclusions drawn by those ex perls from n close and technical con sideration of Zeppelins of eciy typo and form l.s that tho now ministers have a complete and extremely power ful equipment of guns. As tho qucn-si "NOTHING BUT THE of Napoleon hanging In the offices or libraries of men 1 know. "I won't say that nil those men be lieve that they me reincarnations of Napoleon Hon.iparte. Hut them Is a sort of niiin of destiny feeling about thorn that they cultivate, a you'll find nut If you get to know them well enough. "It Isn't altogether n now cult. My giandfather had a portrait of Napo leon hanging In tho library. After Lord Dyron and Don Juan Napoleon was n fort of fashion, Just as Omar Hon of defending largo towns against these ilet ti uellvo craft will shortly bo one of the most serious and dllllcult in modern warfaro tho array of guns and armor carried by the largest and newest Zeppelins seems to Justify the legend of Impunity and Invulnerability which they at one tlmo shared with the submarine. Tlio latest uindids carry sl nnehlno gnus, two quick tiring rltles and a tube for discharging nerl.il torpedoes, which appiiirM in bo similar to the torpedo tube) of battleships nnd do. Mroyow. The bombs are carried In a series of compartments, ready for dropping or tiring In broadside. The ilefeiMUo aim illieut is not neg lected. Tliet-n dirigible are sultlclently htnlilo In carry n belt of steel or other liiel.il thlik enough In ic.slsl ci in 11 projectiles nnd tho fmeo nf' exploding shells, liulcis these sdiclls explode, very near. Aiitl-nlrcrnft guns do not seem to roach tho armor of Zeppelins when thi'y climb to great heights, Those felled In Knglanil were shot down from neroplane.s by aviators especially trained for tho work, nnd the Zeppe lin turns out upon trial to be much more vulnerable to attack limn was once supposed. I Khayyam was for a time. Hut Napo ' loon didn't get down Into Wall Street until later days, nnd the Napoleon cult has never beforo attained tho pop- , ularlty It has hnd since the beginning ' of the present Kurnpenn war. I can't ! ' explain tho psychology of It, but It Is so, "And this Napoleon worship Is Just 1 as American as the baseball hero wor , fillip of 'the greatest lefthanil pitcher' i on which Hunker Dean Is so strong. i You'd think that Washington would have been picked out; but he's such a Sunday-best hero, nnd tho pit of that cherry tree story has always ftuck tn the throat of eory boy who ever tried to feel that Washington was really human. "Hut when It pomes to head work In tho business district by a hustling, ambitious American, be begins to think Napoleonic thoughts and plan Honapai tiau policies. lie bancs a Napoleon on the wall or sets him up on the desk nnd secretly tries to re incarnate the spirit of tho man of destiny. "llo H.iys to himself, not In so many words, but In effect: 'Now, if Napoleon was In the game this Is how he would tigiiin out the plays!' And ho goes abend ami wins. "You can always find a sale for Napoleonic busts and prints, 1 know a law) or who had tho cult so strong that ho fairly bankrupted himself In buying ever) tiling ho could lay hands on, written or printed, about Napoleon, lie had tlio largest collection nf por traits nnd medals I ever saw oulsMo of a museum. And thorn Is a New York theatre managoi' who looks so much like my Napoleonic death mask that one of my playw i iglit friends In sisted that It was a bronze portrait of tho malinger, who, by tho way, Is another member of the cult. "Hunker Dean Isn't tho only one. There aro scads of us, ns you will see If ynu send nround a psychologist to take the Napoleonic census," One Man's Belief in Virtue of Stating Things as They Are Put to Hard Test Owen Oh, dear, but you told me you never had. Dob Yes, I know I did. Owen Who was she? Bob The girl who married the lion tamer. Owen Well, I'm glad you confessed. I'm glad you told mo the truth. Bob Bo am I. Does to Owen, puts arm around her. Owen! Owen Will you always be true to me? Bob I think I will. Owen You think you will? Bob! Inconvenient Truth. Ralston remains In town until tho close of the market trying to square his biggest customer because Bennett told the truth In answer to the tele phone query concerning the quicksil ver stock. Through Dennett's truth telling Mrs. Hnlston learns of the Mabel and Sabel episode nnd Is Jeal ous. Hlshnp Doran, who Instigated Gwendolyn's charity campaign, calls and meets Van Dusen, who discovers that tho Hlshop Is not averso to specu lation nnd loses no time In veiling his block of quicksilver stock to the un suspecting clergyman. Then Mabel nnd Sabel arrlvo In search of a tip on the stock market from Donnelly. Den nett, forced to tell the truth, confirms Mrs. Dalston's suspicion that this In "the"' Mabel. Then Ralston returns home. lUlston Mr. Donnelly, eh? Where's my wife? Sabel We Just left her. Ralston What! Mabel She found out my name waa Mabel, but who told her that you lit my cigarette for me? Ralstoa turns to Bob You I Did you dare tell my wlfe7 Hob No. Italston Who did? Hob pointing to Dick He did. Dick She she overheard me talk j Ing about It. i Hnlston Is that all you had to talk l About? To Mabel) What did you tell J her? I Mabel Nothing' The minute she ' learned my name was Mabel she asked mo If I smoked, and then I asked her If she hnppened to have a cigarette. She told me to usk you for one. Italston Oh, what a day! Do you know what's happened ' I've lost over 150,0001 Do you realise th'at? Why did I ever mako that bet! That man Clark has told every one on the Street (that t tried to swindle him. dh. If my 'wife hears of 'that! I'd give 120,000 If ,)ou had not said what you did over tho 'phono. You'll have to square this. Has he told a llo yet? Dick and Van No. Italston llo hasn't, eh? Well, I'll make him. Tell mo what you said about Dick tn tlio cafe two days ago. Dick Yes, and tell the truth now. Hob I said If you knew twice as much ns you do you'd le half wlttcd. Italston- That s It! Pick Is thnt so? angered Well, pel Imps you wouldn't mind telling me what you think of Van? Hob -If ho had one eye he'd look like n needle. A an Much obliged, what do think nf H. M.7 you Hob - He's a big, fat, overgrown, self. roiicelted, ostentatious, four flushing walrus Hnlston That's far enough. Van --What do you think of Mrs. Hnlston? Hob I think . Italston Niv noI've been married for twenty-live years. I'm satisfied. Hob I think she's tho loveliest woman 1 ever mot. Italston That's different. I've been wanting to got a line on yon for a long tlmo and this Is a good opportunity. DJd )ou cor steal anything? Hob-Ves. All Ah! Hick -What did ynu steal? Hob rinco I stole a half a dollar. li.ilMnn -Who from? lioi-i stole It out nf brother's bank. my little Van Did you ever get drunk? Hob Yes - one night. Dick Did you cor get arrested? Rob Yes Van When'.' Hob That kiiiio night. Vim Did von over kill miv one? Hob--Nn. hut thinii - ,,,,1,,,, , Hnlston uh. whni n iiri'l,i thing It must bo tn ham to toll the truth, t Milter Miil el and S.ihel It'iNtou enn froiitH them Whin dooN ti,s monn? My dour oui)g liulles, don't ynu reil Ue the impropriety of coiunB to my house? TRUTH" Ralston tries to get Bennett to ar range matters with Mrs. lUlston on the ground that sho will believe lilm, but Dennett explains that ho ctm .i tell a lie. Then It Is decided to ii to Mabel and Babel to get Ilalstim (. ,t of the scrape. There Is an iiuiu scene between the two churns girls ,i i Mrs. Ralston, Dramatic Truth. Mrs. Ralston I want to ask .. few very important question.". I u want you to tell me anything lui truth and I do not expect )ou i unrewarded for your honesty. If w ,.,t you tell me Is significant cnoiigt will givo you each $100. Babel Yes, ma'am. Mrs, Ralston How long have j i known Mr. Italston? Sabel Oh, I giu-ss we better not till anything, Mrs. Hnlston. Mrs. Italston If you tell me whnt 1 want to know I will give you $200. Babel Two hundred dollars? Mrs. Ralston Yos. Mnbel What do you want to know? Snbel When do wo get the money? Mrs. Hnlston I understand. If you'll excuse mo I'll got tho money now. I'll make him pay for the winn.; he has done us! Exit Mrs. Italston 1 Snbel Hay? Mabel Weill Sabel Two hundred dollars, Mabel!, Let's get It Tell bar something u. nlficant Mabel mat wm I tall bar? Babel Oh, I know that speeeh jo i love so much In our act Mabel She wouldn't belter Out. Sabel Didn't you hear the audience cry the night you read that speech? Then w won't get the $$00. Not If you tell the truth. Let's earn It and get away. A Jealoua woman will u lleve anything. Mabel Oh, I haven't the nerve. H. sides, I don't remember It, Oh, yes, I know Enter Mrs. Ralston- Mrs. Ralston Now, then, we can proceed. Tell me everything. Mabel Everything? Mrs. Italston Yea Mabel I called At the office to rte Mr. Donnelly I don't know Mr. Italston- Mrs. Ralston Btopl You are r.o. telling me the truth! How long ha this been going on? Tell m whit has happened. Mnbel Mrs. Italston I Mrs. Ralston You certainly cannrtt expect me to give you $200 tvlthcf your telling me something tlut . worth It You've known my hut' mm! i how long? Mabel turning to SnlKd I t jknow what to toll her. Mrs. Italston-Three months' least three months' Babel Go on; admit It. 1 Mabel All right. I'll admit u Mrs. Italston Then why dldr t i tell me tho truth at once" Voi nothing by lying. I have her" j you. but j ii won't got m p,i i less you tell m exactly w i I to know Now tell mo tin w it Sabel Go on; tell her Mabel All right. I was n Innocent girl; nothing but a kid. W j did I know of the wicked city? And then he ennv I ' know he was mnrrled. 1 bell a everything ho told rne. Mrs. Italston Go on I Go on' Mnbel One night oh, Onw.l " never rorget that night he tn out In a taxi he gave mo things to drink there must have been some, thing In It besides harmless booze. Mrs. Italston Go on! Go on' Mabel When I opened my eyej I was In a gilded palace. Snbel crying presumably, but work ing It up for Mabel Ain't gran-1? Mabel It was morning unci It wis too late. Mrs. Halston How late wss It" MaM-Too late, I said. Mrs. Halston Horrible I Horrible Mattel Is It? Mrs. nalaton This Is dreadful Worse than I dreamed! Tou roer girl. I'll telephone my lawyer and have affidavits drawn up the monster ths monster. The monsterl (Exit Mrs. Hnlston. 8aboi She believed Itl Mabel Did she? Sabel Yes; and It convinces me tht our act had material even If that mea nger didn't like It! Matel Two hundred dollar! Do you think we ought to return tMsT Sabel Mabel! Mabel I It u given to you. Mabel You might have yellow few given to you, but you wouldn't watt tn keep It. Sabel We've had a very food rty. We'd bettor beat It. Hob entering quickly Well Saticl Well, whs,t? Doli Did you see her? Mabel Yes, I saw her. Doli Did you tell her? Sabel Mabel didn't get a et a o to say anything, hut don't worrv n it us. We'ro in n hurry to get e-n Come, Mabel. Dob lint didn't she talk to )" Mabel No, sho didn't siy n I Mischief Making- Trut Tho Hlshnp nsks P .' i stock he has bought fri'in and iii.:iln foicod to tell . i Informs tho Hishop tit it less. Tlin Hlshnp, ie.i i i lieeii swlndlfil, stints nil' t " Dusen. Italston learns I1 . iiOir Dennett put up for ' the money raised l.j la.- v Ii i I'.efoio ho can fur. . Iho l.e hi, egging dwend ' pel Hob to tell her what t , lh money Mrs. It r.slon Jilllous rage. Hennett, h,,, her, asks .Mrs. Italston if llcw Mabel's story nf tie C llnl.ston assents, and 1' Mabel will repeat the Morv s' to tell Mrs. Hnlston, w nds 1' to t!io guidon to bring the k' the I nnlli Hob Mabel, loll jour story Miils'l- I wns nn Innocent i 'rl liic but a lad IHnlslnii tliik.s Into a chair and Dick honor stricken l"'1 ' dwon In inch other's arms w "wluil does this menu" oprep'o" liiilstnn Millies cnlltoinpiunus!) Dusen looks hopeless J tif course, being In the nut if comedy "Nothing nut the Truth a happy ending. ii