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THE NEWS SCIMITAB. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1920. ENT EXPOSURE OF SOCIETY LIFE Secrets of Lives of Public Characters Revealed by Publication of "Diaries" and "Memoirs." BY MARGERY REX. (Writtsn for ths International Newt Sarvi-v) NEW YORK, Dc . T.-Kven T)"W and then the passion to vor '"to and tllscloso tho secrets of the pri vate lives of public diameters re sults In the publishing of a "diory" or "memoirs." The thlnrs that are nobody's busi ness become thereby everybody's business. The petty faults cf a great man or . votnui are exposed before the multi tude. Dead and livlnsr both are at the mercy of the Ill-advised man or woman of letters whose Inventive faculties are so poverty-stricken, whose wit Is so underdone and whoso lack of humanity is so striking that friend and foe are lampooned equally without respect for their persons or , positions. Consider the squlrmlne victim pinned down by the pen whereby the world may take Its fill of ill-natured Inspection. His foibles and follies are exposed to view. He is a nlne- - days' wonder, and while the author an exploiter, through lack of merit, will be soon forgotten, his victim can never forget the shame and misery. ' No redress is possible to the dead, but to the living there is the doubt ful solace of libel proceedings. Lawsuit of Maurice Verne. The latest lawsuit of this nature, arising from a literary lampoon, is the action taken by Maurice Verne, of Paris, against Quillot de Salx, whose last novel, "Marius Man fouty," according to deposition, , makes odious use of Verne's name, as well as those of Verne's feminine friends and servants, and Incidents of his private life. "A man's private life ' Is nobody's business," complains Verne, "unless he poses as a leader or an example. The musician, the poet and the artist t should be judged by their works and not by their private lives. And if their iyorks interest a novelist suffi cently to inspire him with a desire to Immortalise them in a bilok, the allusion should be veiled and not dl- rect." 1 This announcement comes directly after the discussion of the now no torious diary of Mrs. Margot As- . quith, wife of England's former pre mler. Her flaying criticism of high officials and merciless exposure of friends have brought her severe con demnation. She herself was the "Woman" with the Serpent's Tongue" lampooned1 by William Watson, once poet laureate of England. . The venom of Margot Asquith has been 'immortal ited In this, vltrlolla poem, but that rebuke in verse did not stay her hand from penning the diary wherein statesmen, their wives, families and affairs are so merci lessly treated. That this is now . widely read and causing great com- ' ment can not be denied, but such "literature" can not live beyond" the . notoriety of the movement No lawsuit, however, has been filed against Mrs. Asquith. Addison's Denunciation. Addison, who with Richard Steele, wrote many editions of "The Spec tator" in the early eighteenth cen tury, bitterly inveighed against those , - who write to wound. Most miser-' able of all wreches is he, according to that dauntless scribe, who uses his talent to hurt his fellows. Sometimes great authors of fiction have lapsed. Intentionally oV other wise, Into characterisation which has been believed to be personal, Dick ens, in "Bleak HYue." creates Hor ace Skimpole. generally believed at the time the book was published to be the prototype of Horace Walpole. But. although Dickens drew pen pic tures of the men and women he found about him. and even took names out of the city directories, making dif ferent combinations out of them, most of his Invective was used to bring about reforms, and was there fore forgivable. But think of the experience that fell to an artist of our own day and of this city! Sitting with his wife In a theater one evening he heard a young actress, in her role, mention his own name, an odd one. too, say ing distinctly unpleasant thlnes about that name. Willy Pogany. the well known Bohemian artist, who was , mentioned, had filed suit against au thor and producer of the play. Poganv Watms wife and he are estranged over t!ie affair: that he declares her husband must indeed lie a dreadful man if his character Is common talk about the theaters. Mrs. Pogany has fled his home, the urtist laments. D'Annunzio's Revelations. Libelous wu mav lie said to be the refuge of small minds. But there is another form of personal expose that causes no b'ss misery . This is thf publishing of experiences shared with another long after those relations have ended. The man who will "kiss and tell" it, not usually admired, and finds himself socially ostracized But great men claim great privi leges, and perhaps Oabrlelle d'An nunzio. poet and conquer'.!1 of Flume, finds for himse.f excuses to explain publishing the details of his romance with EUanora. Dune, famous irami dienne. The exploits of the warrior-poet have won him world fame, but be fails to win admiration by baring the hesrt of a woman who loved V..tu. His one-time inamorata claims to be completely broken-hearted over her desertion by the poet-conqueror of Flume. "It is because ne is a poet." si r. says. "Beauty moves him like f.p and water. And I air growing old." Tragedy of woman, to grow old aiid lose love! But what greater degradation b have one's love-past published f"f all the prvlng, derisive world to re:ui to Jibe at and !u pity hardest of all for a proud woman to hmr. "D'Annunzlo Rule: O'.ise in Pr etty." So reads a r-vent head I ... And -low we hear the incomparable Eleanora has returned to the staije to gain another fortune. This she hopes, will replace the one t.i.ct't on the man who has bared her iarcs. to a calous public. Even his ene mies may now laugh at the woman deserted and dead of heart. The woman mf wli.m Watson wrote: "She is not old. she is not young, The woman with the serpent's tongue, The haggard cheek, the hun,-ei -ins eye. The poisoned words that wildly fly, The famished face, the fevered hand, Who slights the worthiest in the land. Sneers at the just, condemns the brave, And blackens goodness In the grave.' that woman must give place to the loet-warrlor ot Italv with his mis. guided pen. But Duse asks no damages. PROVES S HOCKING . THE LOVELY PANTS FOR El Winter Styles in the intra Smart, Shops Have Some Startling New Ideas. BY EARLE C. REEVES, (International News Service Staff Correspondent.) LONDON, Dec. 7. The classic "Perils of Pauline" were not more in volved in complications than have been the advance discussions on the fall and winter styles. As in the classic P. of P. each day has brought forward some new en tanglement. Those experts who stout and purvey to the faithful the "straight dope," have put their finger on the mystery and said: "Behold! These are the winter styles." This they have done time and again, day after day. And always with a different "these" under their finger. There has been no straight dope." Nobody knows. But now, perhaps, we have It. A woman can wear practically what she likes, so long as she looks nice And Some of them are going to wear pants. This is no idle talk. Nor is it a re hash of the war garo ot womankind, land girls and what not. This is straight from the well- known feedbox. Pants for women are to be fashionable. At Luclle's up in the hundred guinea West End fashion-making, or Paris-fashion-copyitig district, one may refer to the Innovation as a "trouser effect." But, after nil, po litically hnd financially, women are wearing the pants. Why balk at the short and Uglier word Just because Luoile'8 is a dove-colored soft-voiced emporium of the very rich and pre sumably cultured. 'Our special representative." writ ing in tho Evening Standard, Is a Receives $15,000 For Remembering Suspect's Face EDWARD RICHARDSON. Kdward Richardson had seen at omt time a picture of John Dough ty, sought by police In connection Aith the mysterious disappearance of Ambrose J. Si'tnll, wealthy Canadian 'heatrlcal man. Recently the re temblance of a fellow worker In a mper mill in Oregon City, ore., vhcre Richardson worked, to Dough y's picture attracted Richardson's mention. He notified authorities. The man was. taken Into custody and tichardson has been notified he will eceive the 115,000 reward offered for the information. tiff 1 0F LONDON . "fa J fflii If ' HUNTING SEASON'S (Weather Prediction "Dry") learned scout for the fashion follow ers. The testimony follows: "Jusjt as the ordinary person really had begun to feel that he or she had quite a clear notion of the right kind of clothes, along come gowns with real tronsers none of your make-believe substitutes and skirts that look like a succession of minarets." ' And of one such, this Intimate de scription: ' ' , ."Real chic can be 'achieved in a skirlt of green and silver 'brocade that finishes its career from the -knee downward in a pair of tight-fitting breeches Just like those known as 'Jodhpurs.'" . , "Even more effective Is scarlet vel vet, similarly treated as to extremi ties, bound with green velvet and draped with spangled purple chiffon. "But don't run away with the no tion that trousers are compulsory, or wide hips either, for that matter. Banish also the fear that if your an kles are not as good as they might be they must be exhibited to the crit ical gaze of an unsympathetic world. Luclle sanctions gowns that sweep the floor nnd cling so affectionately to the figure that one wonders how the wearer moves. Movement would, in fact, be almost impossible if it were not for Convenient slits affording en chanting glimpses of foundations of chiffon and gold lace and similar loveliness." So, you see, wear anything you like, Including pants. Could Not Steal From A Dead Man (By International News Service.) SALEM, Mars., Dec. 7. Because he "coutn not steal from a dead man," John Walka, of East Boston, whr escaped from 'he Salem hos pital Nov. 4, while wearing the clothes that belonged to George Caul field, a patient who had died the night before, returned the borrowed clothing by parcel post. MRS. ' IDA HAMBURGH, of Hrattk'lxro, Yt., who says she never dreamed there was anything on earth that would do wliut Tanlac haw done for her. Gains twenty-seven pounds. "I think It is perfectly marvelous thi' way Tanlac has built me up. He fore I begun taking it I was in wretched health and only weighed 117 pounds. I now weigh 144 pounds and ray health Is splendid. I never dreamed that there was a medicine on earth that would cause me to regain my former weight and health in so short n time, but Tan lac did.lt and 1 simply can not tell you how grateful I am to this won derful medicine. I suffered for two yenm from indi gestion and dyspepsia and was In a very badly run-down condition. 1 hud a tired, worn-out feeling nearly all of the time and rarely had any ap petite. At times I would have indigestion so badly that I could hardly breathe. I also suffered from palpitation of the heart, severe headaches and pains In my back, but thanks to Tan lac, all of these terrible symptoms have left me und I now feel as well as I ever felt In my life. Another thing; I Bleep Just splen didly at night now and never suffer from nervousness like 1 used to. Tanlac Is certainly a wonderful med icine and I am only too delighted to recommend It to my friends." The above statement was made recently by Mrs. Ida Hamburgh, of 816 S. Main street, Brattleboro, Vermont. Tanlac Is sold by the leading drug gists in every town. adv. ON FREIGHT CAR RULING HURTS STEEL PLANTS fBv International News 8ervic.l MARTINS FERRY, Ohio., Nov. 27. ? One tin plate, one sheet and one steel plant in this district are Idle while another is operating only eight of its 23 tin plate mills. Fully Z.OUO men are idle. The oraer oarrtng use of open-top railroad ears-for transportation of commodities other than coal is blamed. ' Officials say that as a result of this, order the Bellalre plant of the Carnegie Steel company Is unable to get ore used tn making steel, and for the same reason cannot ship steel to the La Belle tin plate plant in Wheeling, the 'Aetna-Standard in Bridgeport, .both of which are down completely, and to the Laughlin plant in Martins Ferry, which 1s op erating only a third of its mills. All are United States Steel corpo ration plants, which lost much time last year due to a strike. An early resumption Is predicted by officials. 1921r-Coc-Cola Calendars 1921. Now ready for free distribution at our factory at Fourth street and Washington avenue. Handsomest ever. Please call. adv, Cigars for Xmas. All famous Havana ctgars. Epoca and other popular brands at Samel son's. Boxes of 10 for' $1.00 and up. ... adv. HEAD STUFFED FROM i CATARRH OR A COLD Says Cream Applied in Nostrils Opens Air rassages Kignt up.' Instant relief no waiting. Your clogged nostrils open right up; the air pasteges of your head clear and you caff breathe freely. No more hawking, snuffling, blowing, head ache, dryness. No struggling for breath at night; your cold or catarrh disappears. Get a small bottle of Ely's Cream Balm from your druggist now. Ap ply a little of this fragrant, antiseptic, healing cream in your nostrils. It penetrates through every air passage of the head, soothes the inflamed or swollen mucous membrane and re lief comes Instantly. It's Just fine. Don't stay stuffed up with a cold or nasty catarrh. adv. 11 PIMPLY SKIN Apply Sulphur as Told When Your Skin Breaks Out. Any breaking out of the skin on i.HTf, nccK, arms or onoy is overcome quickest by applying Mentho-Sulphur. The pimples (tern to dry right up and t;o awuy, declares a noted skin spe cialist. Nothing has ever been found to take the place of sulphur as a pimple remover. It is harmless and inexpen sive. Just ask any druggist for a small Jar of Mentho-Sulphur and use it like cold cream. adv. 28 Idle Hens Now Lay 27Jggs a Day And Thlf Was in Cold (Wlnter Weather. Plan It Simple. "I fed Pnn Sung to my 28 hens that were not laying, put thev are laying now. I receive as high as 21 eggs a day and never less than 22." Mrs. Jennie Davidson. Yates tenter, Kan. Mrs. Iiavlrlson wrote this letter In February. Figure her profit on two rioien ..fgs a day from hens that wouldn't lay." We'll make you the samo offer we made her. Here it is: Give your hens Don Sung and watch results for one month. If you don't find that it pays for Itself and pays you a good profit besides, simply tell us and your money will be cheerfully refunded. Hon 8ung (OjGpese for egg.ayg) ) a scientific tonlo and conditioner It is raslly glvrn In the feed. Improves the hen s health aad makes her stronger and more active. It tones up the ear laying organa. and gets the eggs, no matter how cold or wet the weather Ion Bung can he obtained promptly from your druggist or poultry remedv dealer, or send 5ie or 11 M (Includes war tax) for a package by mail paid. Burrell-Uugger Co. ."r,: bU Bid. Indianapolis. Ini. luv. CLEARS SLANG- TITLES IN IVIES PUZZLE T When the Screen Flashes "Lamp the Peach" It Means Very Little If Anything to the Britisher. e BY EARLE C. REEVES. (International News Servic Staff Vrtrresponoent.) LONDON, Dec. 7. Hark to the charge of the purists of this Joint language of ours. ' Here in tho midst of this land of a slang that Is prolific but lacks the imaginative touch of the Yankee ef forts, there has arisen a hue and cry against "blanguiige" In the films. "Slanguage" in tne rums, say wn 11am J. Locke, blocks 'the way of the union of the English-speaking peo ples. It's the same William J. Locke who writes good books, humorously good books, at times. He left his sense of humor at home, however, and now comes out In Landmark, the organ of the English speaking union, with this: "Nothing tends more to defeat the object of the union In this country than the super-Americanism of the language of the American films. Here Is a cause of mternaiionai ! SPECIAL j This Week j i $2.25 1 S COTY'S I 1 FACE POWDER 1 ' -dm' Af ' " m 1 (War Tax 6c) 1 I Mail Order 8 filled same 1 day received add 5c ad- 1 I ditional for postage. IFortunfe-Ward 'Drug Co 111 Madison Avenue I 0 GREAT BRITAIN Burglar and Fire Proof Safes Decks, - Filing Cabinets, Sectional Bookcases, Office Stationery, J Twin o-k .Loose-Leaf Ledgers. - ' A. R. TAYLOR COMPANY OFFICE OUTFITTERS. ' " 46 SOUTH MAIN STREET. Kill That CASCARA FOR Colds, Coughs Neglected Colds are Dangerous Take no chances. Keep this standard remedy handy for the first aneese. Breaks up a cold in 24 hours Relieves Grippe' in 3 days Excellent for Headache Quinine in this form does not affect the head Cascara is best Tonic Laxative No Opiate in Hill's. ' ALL DRUGGISTS SELL IT TO THE The City of Memphis has filed before the Railroad and Public Utilities Commission at 'Nashville a petition asking that the Cumber land Telephone and. Telegraph Company be re- 1 quired to give adequate telephone service in the City of Memphis. The Commission has entered an order al lowing the City to take affidavits of telephone users, showing the character of service now be ing given in the City of Memphis. Blank forms "for .these , affidavits have been printed in the form of a questionnaire, and may be had at my office, ' ROOM NO. 6, at the Courthouse. A notary will, during office hours, be in attend ance and will fill out these questionnaires and take affidavits to them without any charge. It is requested that any, person who knows any facts bearing upon this matter will obtain one of these questionnaires, fill it out, swear to it, and file.it with me. These questionnaires can not only be obtained by applying in person at my office, but will be sent on request received through the mail, or by telephone, and may be sworn to before any notary public or any other officer, qualified to administer an oath. In order that the facts may be fully pre sented tcythe Commission, it is requested that as many telephone users as possible obtain these .questionnaires, fill them out, sign them, swear to them and file them with me. r' HORACE JOHNSON, '' Commissioner.cf, Public Utilities, Grounds and i Buildings Nov. 27, 1920. friction which, with some little trou ble, might possibly be removed. . i "The. national life of America is be ing explained to nnpand by means of the film. But the educative value of that explanation is in many cases de stroyed by the semi-Intelligible lan guage in which the written part of the play is couched." There hasn't been such a delving among Americans for Americanism since the Doughboys arrived and fa bles in Yankee slang were a popular feature In London's nevspapers. With 'a wise air and a twinkle in the eyb the reporters of Fleet street have aided and abetted Mr. Locke by dig lng up some horrible examples., , It Is hopeless, says one newspaper, for a film caption writer to sling sud denly on the screen, "Lamp the peach," although the newspaper pro fesses knowledge that this, translated, means, "Look at this pretty girl." The audience, avers another paper, are cold to the fate of a Nebraska gentleman "who overplayed his hand and wai waltzed off to the bone or chard." "Apparently," read the glossary at For Old or New "Gets-It" Three Drops Shrivels Them Up So You Can Lift Them Off. -' Thirty seconds after vou touch the coin with this liouid corn recov er tfie Jabbing, stabbing pain of It stops for all time. No Mere Cam Tortura. Ak Your FrimaV About "Getf It." No corn, hard or Jpft, is too old or too firmly rooted tb resiBt "ueta It." Immediately it dries and shriv els, the edges loosen Irom the true flesh and soon you can peel It right off with your fingers as painlessly as you trim your nails. , :. Why coddle such pests? Why nurse and pamper them?iWhy cut and trim them? Why not REMOVE them with "GETS-IT?" Get , bottle today at any drug store the cost Is a trifle. Mfd. by E. Lawrence & Co., Chicago, Cold With Kg QUININE AND La Grippe PUBLIC: the (dally prints, "this vivid phrase means that the person In question was highly Imprudent, and as a conse. quence lost his life." Or again: - , ' 'The dour North grows a little dourer when It la expected to digest such Information as this: 'It was the kid's Jonah day when he was hitch ed,' which -means that the .young man's wedding day -was an unlucky one," ' ' 'if a plain ordinary . "Journalist" to usevthe English word may ao far Scotch, French and American Silk,-Lisle and Wool Sox; Felt i.and' Bouse flippers. r - , .-He will be sure to be pleased, and should a change in size, v style or color be desired exchange will be cheerfully made after Christmas. : j ' ' r ; .Don't delay, as stocks tare becoming more and more depleted is the big day approaches. i t . Prices to suit every need, but',' ',', " Only .the Best of the Best. , Hie Shoe Shop of the South 4. ForJlalf V I , Do' you know a trade? Or are you an "unskilled" man ? In the Army you can learn to be a skilled man in any of a hun- dred trades x Blacksmith Baker Carpenter Machinist y 'Mason Motor mechanic Motion picture operator ' Musician Printer " Plumber V Painter What do you want to be? Ask a Recruiting Officer. ,: In the Army you earn a good living, see new faces and places, T make new friends and have a - chance to learn almost any trade you want to learn. That means going back to civil life k skilled man, fitted for a bet ter job 'than you THE TEACHES forset himself as to-exDress an opin ion, it's tms: X ' If the Yankee fllma. were not in word.s and action more broadly and farcically Yankee than any Yankee ever was In real life, Some million of "cinema goers" In Briton would be roundly disappointed. Locke - may. hava aomn arrnunds for his kick, after tall, for the printed conversational portion of films exported u Britain, has the appearance of hav log been "doctored." The "slanguage Is. apparently, spread on with a trowel for British consumption, What Shall I Give Him?, This problem perplexes everyone with ; hardly an exception. . - Zellner'g has' solved It in the Ideal Christmas Gift; : a present which combines the vsetul with the' beautiful and 'fit prices ranging from the minl Vjnnm,. to any amount within reason- - , v ,v,, , ? A dozen pairs of our nicest Sox at 75 or 180;. or a single pair for .. hard service at 60c. Golf Hose: English. TheHoaiftpyJShoi . of the South. a Century 1 1 have now. ARMY, TRADES o 4 ' '