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Now and then the curtains are drawn aside and you see the inside.
This is one of the times when conflicting emotions and interests and es pecially conflicting passions throw the eternal triangle on the public screen where all may look and then fold their mantles closely about THEIR own skeletons. This is a storyof jife in Chicago's richest and most exclusive circles, as told by the parties themselves after their warring interests sent them into the public courts to complain each of the other. It gives you a glimpse into Towers Court, the Chicago home of the Edward S. Adamses, and into their 'exclusive home on Deerpath avenue at Lake Forest, where so many of the exclusives have gone to draw them selves away from the crowd and live the exclusive life they foolishly believe leads to happiness. Often in the great Chicago Tribune you have read stories of the in fidelity of men and women. Few of them have had sufficient influence to get that newspaper to suppress the stories of w"hat they call their private affairs. This story brings m the story i of a part of the private life of Robert R. McCormick, one of the publishers of the Tribune, a bachelor, a man born with a silver spoon in his mouth, a social favorite, a prominent man among men and among women. The other characters in the story are Edward S. Adams, Board of Trade man, first cousin of Cyrus H. McCormick, leader in business and social and club circles and his former wife, Amie de Houle Iswin Ed wards, who secured a divorce last March. As always, the woman will suffer and she is a woman Just as other women, even though surrounded with wealth and luxury and the story indicates that both men in volved have the common .characteris tics of male human beings. While this story has been on the wagging tongues of society gossips for months, it has worked its way to the public on the instalment plan. First, the action for divorce, brought by Mrs. Adams with its picture of the drunkenness of the husband clubman, with his numerous cock tails before dinner, his going to sleep in his chair at the table, food falling from his mouth all this told to the court by the wife truly a drawing aside of the curtain of exclusiveness. Then a motion in court by the husband to have the divorce case re opened. Then the arrest of McCor mick's chauffeur and a four-hours' grilling by Nick Hunt, head of a pri vate defective agency. This followed by a suit for damages against Mc Cormick by Frank Pizza, the chauf feur, because of his arrest on a charge of taking commission on auto supplies bought by him for his em ployer. But, preceding this last, was a praecipe filed by attorneys for Adams, forerunning a suit for $300, 000 damages for trespass. And final ly the climax the filing of a declara tion in a suit for $300,000 damages against R. R. McCormick by Edward S. Adams, the husband who claims he was wronged.. And this declaration gives the other side of the story as told by the hus band, who claims he was wronged by his friend, who had enjoyed the hospitality of the Adams family in fact, made his home at the Adams residences in Chicago and Lake Forest. Now Adams charges that his form er friend made love to Adams' wife while living at the Ada'ms home and enjoying Adams' hospitality. There is a Ibt of gossip concerning details of this social mess, but The Day Book will hold its story to the charges made bv the wife against the hus band, and then by the husband 1 .ffafr- - .UflLfc, I?Tfc..