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THE SUN, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1917.
HAS N.Y. PREMIERE
Play Founded on Du Maurier's
Book Produced nt the
CONSTANCE COLLIER IN IT
Snpcrnatui'nl Elements of
Story Arc Retained in
Teler IbbetMn" Republic Thee.tr.
l"eter Ibbetson John Barrymore
Col. Ibbetson Lionel I)arrmore
Major Dunueenol Wellle Clurke
Mr. Llntot MontafUa Weston
Raphael Merrydew Leo Stark
Crockttt Erio Hudson
Tilt Blahop Alexander Loflue
Charlie Dunket Cecil Clovell
Achilla Orlioux Benjamin Kauser
Tha Prlaon Chaplain. .London Adama
Duchess of Towara. . . .Constance Collier
Mr. Dtane Laura Hope Crews
Mra. Olyn Alice Wllaon
Madfe Plunket Catherine Charlton
Lady Dlna Vtraah Burbara Allan
Vlctorlne Martha Noal
Slater of Charity Nina Vareta
Una. Deraakler It. Boflalav
K. Pftocjuler de la Marlera.
Mm. Faaquler da la Marlare,
Oofo Joeeph Bailee
Mlmsey Seraakler Madge Event
George Du Maurier's "Peter Ibbetson"
reached the stogo after a long probation
In aplte of the success of the author's
.other and more famous piece of Action.
The book was published twenty years
co. and the version of It which the
Hubert! produced at tho Republic The
at re last night was acted two years ago
In London at a matinee.
J. N. Raphael undertook tho difficult
task of transferring to the stage this
elusive and supernatural work of Du
Maurler, who would probably have been
van more astonished to leant of Its ap
pearance on the stage than he was of
the success of "Trilby." The problem of
making a drama out of that work, how
ever, was slight tn comparison with the
task that confronted the dramatist of
Mr. Raphael has not endeavored to
dispense with the supernatural elements
of the story, but has made them one of
the features of his play. All the well
known characters are there. Constance
'Tot eastern New York Probably Will
kewera to-day t probably ahowera ami
teehr to-morrow i moderate, variable
For New Jeraty Probably local showera
today; probably ahowera. with eomewhat
Mwer temperature, to-morrow; moderate.
"Tor northorn New England Probably
howera to-day and to-morrow; moderate,
-For southern New England Probably
tjnowera to-day and to-morrow; aom,ewhal
lower temperature In the Interior to-mor-raw;
moderate, tarlahlH wind.
For western' New York Probably show,
fa, with somewhat lower temperature, to.
lay and to-morrow; moderate, variable
. NEW YORK. April !. The high pres.
mre area continued over all the Atlantic
Btatea. kaeplnc fair weather in then sec
tlons and rauslnx a general rite of temper
ature, ranging In moat placea above Ma
sons! average. West of the Mississippi
the pressuro was low and conditions un
settled, with scattered showers and higher
temperature: most of the shower fell In
the upper Mlaalealppl, Ohio and the Mis
souri valley. The depression waa mostly
ver the nocky Mountain States, moving
eastward, with the warmer weather In
In thli city the day was fair and
warmer. Wind, light to fresh and vari
able; average humidity, S3 per cent.; ba
rometer corrected to read to sea level at
I A. M SO. 30; 3 P. M., 30. IS.
I A M. . P. M.
Barometer 30.30 30 09
Humidity Kit o
Wind direction s W. S.W.
Wind velocity 12
Weather Cloudy Clear
The temperature In this city yesterday,
a recorded by the official thermometer, is
Shown In the annexed table:
A.M.. .4 1P.M...0 6P.M. ,.!
A.M.. .47 SP.M...K 1P.1I.I1
10A.M. ..S3 )P.M.,.i 8P.M..
llA. M...J7 4 P.M. ..at 9P.M...43
ISM 60 IP.M...SJ 10PM...M
UI7. 19t. 1SK. UK.
IA.M....4J 47 lr.)l,.l Jl
II J! ' 8 P.M. ,..63 47
P. 5I....86 60 lMld 19 41
Itlgheat temperature, 69, at 11 P. M.
lowest temperature, 41. at 4 A. M.
Average temperature, .;.
Cotton States Weather Forecasts.
For North Carolina, South Carolina and
Georgia, fair to-day; probably local showers
rJ Alabama and Mississippi, probably
local thundershowens to-day and to-morrow,
' For Tennessee, probably local ehower
and thunderahowere to-day and to-mor-row,
.T L'u'elana, probably ahowera to.d.y
For Arkansas, ahowera to-day; cloudy
to-morrow, showers In the eastern tectlou.
cooler In the western section
. ?J Oklahoma, cloudy to-day, showers
in the eastern section, cooler In tho west
ern taction: fair and cooler to-morrow.
For eastern Texas, showera to-dav.
.cooler In the northweatern section; fair
ana cooler to. morrow,
-F?r.w"!'rn T". 'air and cooler to
ay; fair to-morrow,
At the request of the Administration
THH SCN, until further notice, will not
print tie arrlral at and the departure
from this port of any Teasels In trsn.st
Untie, South American or coastwise trsOe.
This Inrolrea the cutting out also of out
going foreign mails.
trailed States Coast and Gevdetlo Surrey
- Standard Time.
on rises 5 .13 A M Kun sets I ;S p jf
t Mono, rises 3;U . Jl
niOH WATBIt THIS DAT.
ataay Hook. ..5:35 A M Cor. Island. ..6:07 A U
Hell fiatr ...,8:10 A M
LOW WATEU THIS DAT,
flgady Book. .11 :S3 A M Uov. Island. ,UM A M
Hell Hate :,19 A M
WASHINGTON, April U.-ltiese army orders
Were Issued to-flsr:
First Lieut W. T. Holromb, forps Enflneers.
Jlealuient of niirlnrfrs.
Col. Daniel W. Lockwoort. retire r.n...
Corps, asilfsed to artlre dutj at Duluth, Minn.
Mtnu-w. L,swreDre j. i lemlnf, transferred
from riflh to Herenth Carslrr.
Meut-Col, William .1. filssow, transferred
I, front Serenth to fifth Caralrr.
Klrst I.leut, Wllllsm A .Mills, Jf, n, (' , (
tjacttTe iluly at Curtlta AUatlon School,
Lleut.-Cul. Jnrrih I.. Knawlion, O. Jl (
telleyed In Southern Uriiartment. to tiov.
ernor'e Island. Ii. Y.
l.leat.-Cl. Frank M. ltnmK..M 11.1..4 ...
toatrjr. Ml'MO'l Nstlonal Uusnl. 'swlmied to
Klrst Meut. Wllllsm T. I.l,h, arlstlon se.-.
tlon. Hlgnsl Ofilrrr Ites'ne Corn, to Port
Bam Houston for active dutr ,
Cart. J, U. It. I.amnert. crn Kn.iu...
addition to other Uutle,, sl.-i,e.i to i'trt,
Betlment of Knjlnei rs fi,r rtntr 1
The reslaiistlon of First I.lmt, Krsnk M Me.
Cnllath. Thlrtr-lhlrd Infantr, Ml.hl.sn "a.
tlenal noerd, Is accepted. ""mien .M.
learca of abusare t r.Mr.-KJr.t t H .
O- Bentr first Infantry, New
Tot National l.nsrrt. one month j Meat.. Col.
CjuuiM Oerhixdt. InUotry, detached , tow
1 N 1
Collier played tha DuehttB of Town,
while John Harrymore was tho licro, and
Ms brother Lionel, acting with lilm fog
tho first time In years, was the colonel.
Tho divisions of the play wero Mrs.
Desnc's house In Ilopshlre, the Tete
Noire Inn at Passy, the home of Col.
Ibbftton in London, a cell at Newgate,
nnd finally a cell In tho Jail at Lara
The dreams In the second and fourth
acts took placo In the old garden at
Oassy where Peter1! youth waa passed.
Skill In PUy.irrlsMlng.
Deeplto the difficulties lit the task tho
excellent adapter with the assistance of
Clifford llrooke, who also assisted 111
the original production at His Majesty's
Theatre London, has succeeded In mak
ing tho supernatural convincing. It Is, to
borrow a phraso from Carlyle, a eort of
natural supematurallsin at least.
The first presentation here of the play
gives occasion to tho thought that Du
Maurler with Ills aupernaturallam Is
not really so Imaginative and fanciful
as he may seem', and perhapa Is really
In advanco of even these modern and
scientific times with "dream true" fan
tasy. There Is an earnestness about his
supernaturallsm which convinces one
that his belief In it was not merely for
fiction purposes alone. His apparent
sincerity Is one of the most charming
features of this. play. His belief In a
dream world Is as vital as that of Ches
terton. Asldo from this Interesting element
the play Is a fragrant bit of mld-Vlc-lorlan
sentiment, which by contrast with
many of the modern plays Is entirely
refreshing. The costumes of tho period
were frightfully Impractical, perhaps
even more so than the styles of to-day,
but there Is an undeniable charm about
them and It Is almost possible to forgive
Col. Ilibetunn for the terribly bad taste
of tha furnishings In his etudy, because
i after all they were characteristically a
part of that period.
The machinery of the play Itself some
times was ns apparent as the machinery
of the fly loft last night, which fre
quently failed tn work. There seemed to
be frtHjuent and needless reiteration It
was so evident nt times that tho ground
was being mined for future explosions.
Tho playwright lacked confidence In
his itudlcnce being nblc to grasp the
significance of scones which Involved the
spiritual communication of two persons
In their dreams, so he carefully tried to,
prepare them each time, when It was so
patent always that the characters were
visiting in their dreams the scenes of
their happy childhood in an old Parisian
There Is a fine spirit of faith In the
final scenes, where an old man who
hni spent forty yearn In a prison cell
and is called mad for his dreams is
taucht to meet death as a beautiful
adventure the most beautiful adven
ture In life by hln dream companion
who comes back from the dead to whis
per a word of encouragement to her old
A notable oast has been assembled
for "Peter Ibbetson" with the two
narrymore brothers together for the
flrt time in a long while. John Barry
more as Peter last night gave an Im
pressive performance In his best style
and Lionel narrymore as the Colonel
was In equally fine form. Their striking
scene together In the third act Is a
splendid example of their peculiar
graphic nt.vle of acting.
The adapted novel Is not without fre
quent dramatic moments for both of
them. John Barrymore played the prison
KCene with fine Imagination and admira
ble restraint. Constance Collier as the
sneet and charitable Duehcis of Toieers
wan more than admirable, even though
great things are always expected of her.
Laura Hope Crews a .Mm. Denim was
also pleasing, and In tho support of this
distinguished quartet an excellent cast
was keen last night, Including two de
Many Get Jobs on Seised Ships.
More than 100 husky looking men
crowded the Custom Mouse outside Col
lector Malonc's otllce yesterday In an
swer to his appeal for laborers to assist
the mechanical experts who are fixing up
the selied German steamships that will be
utilized by the Government to carry sup
lies to our allied Many of the applicants
were nt to work. There will be four
to each vessel to handle heavy stuff.
Seventy-five per cent, of Mercer owners
drive their own cars. Beauty of Mercer
lines and color options sound an exquisite
note in the most exacting lane of traffic.
A few cars are ready for immediate deliv
ery in this territory.
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Tremendous Offensive Is
Brought On by "IOrncolo"
Little Italy executed a tremendous of
fensive last night. The point of attack
was the Metropolitan Opera House and
the battle raged chiefly on the Broadway
front and tho Fortieth street flank. Tho
strategy of Oencral Manager aattl
Casaxza, which brought on the attack,
was the final presentation for the season
of a double bill consisting of Lecml's
opera "L'Oracolo" and Leoncavallo'
The latter was the kernel of the situa
tion, for Its performance afforded the
last opportunity to observe Mr. Caruso's
Impersonation of Canto and to hear
him sob "Itldl, Pagllacclo" for the final
time. It Is hardly necessary to add that
his delivery of this passionate mono
logue evoked tumultuous npplause. As
sociated with him In the cast were Miss
Mutlo as Kedda and Mr. Amato as
In the tense little tragedy of San
Francisco's Chinese quarter the 'most Im
portant personages were again Messrs.
Scottl and nidur. These two skilful
artists repeated the Impersonations In
which they have won so much well de
In the afternoon an extra matinee
representation of "Carmen" took place.
Mian Karrar, star of the opera and the
movies, was the delineator of the way
ward gypsy and Mr. Martlnelll enacted
the unfortunate Don Joe, who went
to his destruction for the sake of her
Clarence Whltehlll, the capable Ameri
can who has put to his credit some de
lightful art on the Metropolitan stage,
was the KscamUlo, and It can be said
for him that he sanar the music, admi
rably and demonstrated that he could
enunciate French quite as clearly as
Kngllsh or German.
BELGIANS IN RECITAL.
nern, tbe Two Yaayea and Dethlrr
Play In Aeolian Hall.
Edouard Dent, a Belgian violinist,
who was recently heard here In a Joint
recital with Jan Slcker. pianist, gave
a recital yesterdsy afternoon In Aeolian
Hall. In which he had the assistance
of three other Belgians. Kwone and
Oahrlel Ysaye, violinists, and Gaston
Dethler, pianist. The audience was
' Music by the leading Belgian com
poser, Cesar Franck. opened the pro
gramme. His A major sonata for vio
lin and piano was performed by Messrs.
Deru and Dethler. Then came a con
certo of Bach for two violins, played by
Eugene Ysaye and Edouard Deru. The
third number was a concerto by Vivaldi
for three violins. In closing there was
a group of four solos for Mr. Deru, In
cluding Coleridge Taylor's "Deep Illver."
as arranged by Maud Powell.
The presentation of the programme
was one of varying merit, but It con
tained not a few features that aroused
enthusiasm. When Mr. Ysaye appeared
with Mr. Deru to play the Bach number
the demonstration which followed was
prolonged. The Bach composition was
on the whole well played by the two ar
tists, though there was some lsck of
tonal blending, especially In the slow
movement. There was some novelty
when in the Vivaldi concerto the three
violinist were heard together. The
music, beautiful In Itself, was In many
rpspects beautifully played.
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GEORGE J. SMYTH,
George J. Smyth, special deputy sur
veyor In .the customn service and auditor
under Surveyor Thomas K, Uiish, died
yesterday In lira home, 2122 Eighty-third
street, Bcnaonhurst, Brooklyn. Mr. Smyth
had been In the custom service twenty
years, entering It as a weigher. Ho di
rected the hearings of many famous
smuggling cases In the last ecveral years
11 ml unravelled many smuggling mys
teries. Mr. Smyth Is survived by his widow,
a son, George, Jr., and a daughter, Jo
sephine. Funeral set-vices will be held
In the home Saturday afternoon. Other
funeral urrangementa have not been
BOY H. JAMESON.
Tloy II. Jameson, a real estate broker
connected with the office of Pease &
Elllman, died yesterday morning of pneu
monia at 621 Park avenue after a brief
Illness. He wan 29 years old and came
from Clearfield, Pa. Mr. Jameson was
educated at the University of Pennsyl
vania. He took port In many of the
large real estate deals negotiated the last
few years by Pease & Klllman and was
considered one of tho best Informed
young men In the uptown realty field.
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Clifford J. Werner of 63 Essex avenue.
Orange, N J widely known as a musi
cian and who composed "Tho Moon
Song," which made 11 hit at the New
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one years old and a member of the
Orange Lodge of Elks. He Is sur
vived by his widow, a eon and a daughter.
Edmund Dealy, vico-preeldent of the
Columbia storage warehouse, died from
heart disease and complications In tho
New Hocliclle Hospital yesterday at tho
age of 51! years. He Is survived by two
sons and two daughters.
Mr. Dealy was a member of the New
York Furniture Warehouse Men's Asso
ciation, Motor Truck Club of America,
formerly president of the Union Boat
Club, Harlem Illver; president of tho
Colburn Memorial Home for the Aged,
treasurer of the 6t. Vincent do Paul So
ciety of Ht. Gabriel's Church, Mew Ilo
chelle; former treasurer and fleet cap
tain of the New Hochetle Yacht Club,
former president of the New Bochelle
Organised Charities Society and an orig
inal member of old Troop A, this city.
REV. W. L. CUNNINGHAM.
The Ite William L. Cunningham. In
charge of St Mary's Catholic Church of
Nutley, N. J., died yesterday In St,
Mary's Hospital, Passaic, following an
operation for appendicitis. Ho was forty-four
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Michael Moran, head of the printing
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street, and editor of tho llemocmtlo Hey
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son, James If. Moran, and one daughter,
Mrs. James F, Douglas.
MANTELL REVIVES 'RICHELIEU.'
GeneTlere Ilemper and Frits I.rltier
Rapport Jllm In Lytton'e) I'lny.
When Bohert Mantcll played his Inst
engagement at the Forty-fourth Street
Theatre "nichelleu," which Is almost un
known to the present generation of the
atregoers, proved to be one of the mot
popular revivals. Last night an Inter
ested audlrnre again listened to Ilulucr
Lytton'x florid dialogue and watched In
tently the unfolding of this absorbing
Hobert Muntcl! gives a fine perform
ance of the Cardlnnl, anil hn wan well
supported liy Fritz Lelber and Genevieve
Ilemper. Sonio of tho scenes In the play
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laaklejnla nentca lew)orf.
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