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New Version of Famous Story
of Diunos Is Made by
Edward Sheldon.
mom: of romance now
Conway Tonrlc, Holbrook
Blhui nnd Rose Coghlun
Others in the "Cast.
"The Idy of tlif Csmflllan" .. h
Kniplrc. .
Armand Duval Conway Tarle
Ooorc.f Duval father,
llotbrook nilnn
rtlnrs d'Aurrc Churl. i Wallnc
Rule tlf Varvlllr t'frcy M.irmont
Oatton ltleux Lonrd Mudls
Uuitave Kojcr Charlea F. Coehlan
St. Oaud.ns Maxwell Ityilc.r
Dr. Ouerln Wallace Ersklna
Marcuerlte Oautlcr. . ..Kthel Barrymore
Ume. Prudence noae Cofhtan
Nkhetle Duprnt Mary Worth
Kanlne Mary Hampton
Olympe Oranler Edith Walker
CUmenc Shirley Aubert
Ethel Barrymors added a new rolo to
her repertoire last night when sho acted
Mnriruertte Qautier In Dumas's old play
Uit has been known In the. vernacular
tor years as "Camlllc." Edward Shel
don had prepared a new version for this
performance at the Kmplre Thentre,
which was Intended to bring the piece
mare In accordance with modern taste
by sinking: It a tittle more deeply Into
the mist of romance. So this classic of
the nineteenth century theatre will not
be made to appeal to the present gener
ation through Its realism. Following the
Initiative of the opera stage, which had
begun to find Dumas's play, even wrth
the aid of Verdi's music, a little rococo,
tk characters wore the costume of "the
period." As If Camlllc, all ecstasies
and germs and a temperature, ever be
longed to a "period."
At an earlier time an actress of Miss
Barrymore' reputation would have to
play Camilla at a much earlier stage of
har career. It was a hurdle they all had
to take on the road to fame. Come
diennes did not hesitate to try the role
for Ita possibilities In the earlier periods.
Bvsn tragediennes took their ciianceson
the scene with old Dura!.
But Camdle was primarily the posses
sion of the "tear producer." It was she
who for years revelled In Its "emotional"
power and waxed great on its powerful
appeal to the tear ducts of tho women.
Embellished Prom Novel.
Edward Sheldon, whose name did not
appear on the programme. Is said to
bar returned to the novel of Duma
for the change which he made In the
play, which remains In Ita essential
points, however, the drama familiar for
so many years. His embellishments,
eta tho auction sale of the pos
ooaaions of JbTarpuerWe, the masked ball
jkS other Incidents probably helped to
aaaka the pleoe more acceptable to the
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America's position in the
war and her duty and destiny
after the war will be discussed
by a distinguished American
jurist in articles in The New
York Times during January.
The writer will picture the
conditions that will confront
present generation of theatre goers. At
tho close of the play Armand Is stfll
found In the empty room nf the woman
he had loved In life: so the story tint
nns passrd beforo the eyes of the audi
ence has been but his memories of their
iovo u flair.
Probably In reducing the old piece to
the terms of Miss Uarrymore's artistic
methods and personality, he has accom
plished his prlnclp.il work. Certainly
some of the thrill of the old scenes was
missing. It may have been that Its
rat.ier modern garniture obscured the
Intorcvt of tho thrd act for Armand'a
annunciation, although Mr, Tcarlo de
livered them with sincere vehemence,
made little Impression on tho ntidlence.
ItiJced Dip uctor In tho costume of a
toreador was not himself an Impressive
or romantic llgure. None of the rev
ellers In this festivity was notably beau
llfut or extravagant In his dress.
Miss llnrrymore's Acting.
Mlfs Barrymore, whoso unique love
liness Is girlish aguln, acted the role
of the distraught courtesan with her
own-simple pathos and with a tremukms
sensitiveness of sorrow that was fex
qtVsltely natural. Jn the scene with the
father nf her lover she was perhaps
at her best, since, her manner of depict
ing a gentle and loving nature broken
under a great sorrow, was poignantly
touching. In Its whole Interpretation
her Marguerite Oantier Is Indescrlably
tender un.l gentle. Of the mote moving
emotional aspects of the character she
endeavored to give no suggestion, which
Is probably the only way In which tho
famous heroltfe could be realised again
to-day and appeal to the taste of the
It may have been this method ot
representing the dominating figure that
gave ono always the Impression that
this was "The Lady of the Camellias,"
ns the play might have looked through
the wrong end of an ojera glass. It
all seemed unusually small. Holbrook
Hllnn made a dignified Duval and Rose
Coghlau as a I'mdence, exaggerated In
lpngth out of all relation to tho Im
portance of the character, was amus
ing. I'ercy Marmont kept Rene from
being Insignificant, and the less Im
portant characters wero all well acted
in this careful production. Its charm
was, however, much stronger In the
lyric scenes than In any that relied
indispensably on the expression of
strong emotlor.3. And "Camllle" used
to be thought to consist chiefly of'
strong emotions.
rfnlilen Olailea Star Kntertatn
Crowd nt .New nstntillshment.
Tho Crystal Carnival Ice Rink and
Sunken Galleries, .it Broadway and
N'lnety-ftfth street, built by Thomas
Ilealy, who has made such a success of
the Golden Glades, at Broadway and
Sixty-sixth street, were opened last night
for Ice skaters, and more than 1.000 per
sons crowded Into the new establishment
The skating floor was filled, and those
who could not get on It Inspected the
new restaurant.
The Ice Rink and Sunken Galleries,
which formerly were the Astor Market,
have been equipped as one of the best
skating rinks In the country. The tem
perature of the Ico Is gauged by electric
thermostats set In It at Intervals, and
giant fnns and studio lights, with special
machinery for the purpose, reduce at
mospheric dampness and furnish pure
dry air.
Exhibitions of skating were given last
night by the stars of the Golden Glades,
Including an Apache dance by the Paul
sons. The Marhuss pair skated a waltz,
and Katie Smith', Ellen Dalle rup. Steele
and Wlnslow and Ixra Jean Carlisle
were others among the entertainers.
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"Parlor, Bedroom and Hath"
Gets New York Hearing
at Republic.
Florence Moore, In Leading
Role, Is Given Wide
"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" ot the
Nit Leslie Franclne Larrlmore
Mary, a maid Mary Vallen
Virginia Embry Helen Menken
Leila Crofton Carolyn Lllja
Angelica Irving Sydney Shield!
tlrgtnald Irving John Cumberland
Ueoffrey Haywood Will Demlng
Frederick Leitle Richard Gordon
Samufl rjarkle C W. Dutler
folly Hathaway Florence Moore
Wilfred Rogers Tommy Meade
Carroll Nick Judeli
Laughter In the holidays Is a good
thing, especially In war time, and wnen
ono gets It for three full acts of a show
It Is worth remembering. That's the In
prrsslon that came last night at tho Re
public Theatre, where "Parlor, Bedroom
and Bath" was presented by A. It,
Woods, with Florence Moore and John
Cumberland In the leading roles.
"A fresh, flippant, farcical frolic" was
what the programmo maker called It In
Tody Hamilton alliteration and It was.
The story didn't matter. It concerned
mere man, The hero, or goat, who was
.John Cumberland, bad to be a helluva
fella In order to keep his wife's Interest.
He was (with the aid of his prospective,
brother-in-law). That was all there v. as
to the show
Those who wrote the piece handled thej.
sex and marital problems with much
cleverness and with a skill that failed to
leave any symptom of a bad taste. In- I
nocence throughout was the rule, even
with the almost adventuress who was so
ably portrayed by Miss Moore. As an
accommodating friend, she was de
liclouely frank and natural, and as one
wilting to go almost to ;t decent length
she came fully up to expectations.
It Isn't pie purpose here to tell the
tory. One should go and see It and
laugh. Suffice to say that Franclne Lar
rlmore and Carolyn LIIj carry off de
lightfully two charming roles, and that
Sydney Shields as the expectant though
trusting wife Is almost too good to le
"Will Demlng, who played the scheming
would be brother-in-law and made all
the trouble, was wholly natural In '
unusual part. The angry husband of
course there had to be one was rather
overdrawn by Richard Gordon, but
proved acceptable, nevertheless.
"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" livens
the holiday season merrily and was as
merrily received by the large audience
It deserved. There were many curtain
calls after the second act, and the many
soldiers and sailors on Christmas leave
noticed In the audience plainly showed
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their appreciation of the light vein In
which tho whole piece Is written.
Tommy Meade as the bellboy In the
eecond and third acts and Mary Vallen
as the tnal-J In the first act are deserving
of mention for making two compara
tively minor parts stand out beyond the
Plays Most Powerful Act From
"Camlllc" and Makes
Hundreds Weep.
Perhaps more than ever before, Sarah
Bernhardt Is emotionally and consti
tutionally Adapted to play her most
powerful act from "Camllle " tho per
formance of which sho Is present
ing during the first half of this week
at the -Palace Theatre. If she were a
lesser nrtresi her Infirmities would help
her with It, whereas as she Is they
more than fill whnt she may have lust
In the real, natural spirit of youth. It
Is much to suy for her art to remark
thnt, esterday, before her vaudeville
audience, most of whom could not un
derstand the French, she had hundreds
In the company supporting Mme.
Bernhardt, are nrttsts who well sustain
her In the piece. M. Angelo gets all
the feeling needed Into the lines of Ar-
momt, lover of Mnraurrite Oautier, and
M. Caubet as the doctor, Mme. Jeanne j
Mea as Xanlne, Mite, Caubet as .VI- I
chctte. M. Deneubourg as Gaston, and
M. Glass ns f7ufate. each do complete
parts In giving the tines and action of
true patlwis.
Miss Dorothy Jardon and Belle Ba
ker (In her second week) were next
to Bernhardt on the bill, both offer
ing popular song numb.ru Mis Jar
don has a good voice for ballads. And
It Is well that most of her programme
comprised them, since It lacks the qual
ity reconcilable with the few synco
pated ragtime numbers she offers.
Emmett Corrlgan In offering "War
Ballads" provides an entertainment that
some folks would -Just as soon treat
themselves to nt their own Christmas
firesides. He recites Robert W. Service
a pnem of h! own that add to the
j goncral sentimentality and gloom of the
Robert Emmet Keane. the American
Englishman, offers a monologue that
contains many laughs: Eddie Borden In
"The Law Breaker." Al Lyilell and Bob
Hlggtns In a rural comedy, "A Friend of
Father's," in which Lydell offers a
laughable caricature of an old man, and
"Models de Luxe," offered by Stewart
and Downing company, comprise the re
mainder of the Christmas bill.
The Riverside Theatre this week has a
holiday bill of old favorites, with Harry
Fox leading the procession. Pat Rooney
and Marlon Bent wtth their new sketch
To Town" still remain favorites. Joe
Jackson as a vagabond Is funny In his
bicycle pantomime. The trio, the Misses
Llghtner and Newton Alexander, present
a new act of songs and conversation.
Bob Matthews and company present
their sketch called "The Rounder of Old
Broadway." and there are several others
on the supporting bill.
Rose Bydell'a London Belles are the
attraction at the Columbia Theatre for
the week. "Uncle Cy's Trip to New
York" Is presented by the company, to
gether with living pictures by twenty
models. George F. Hayes, Ted Burns
ard Kate Putnam are In the cast.
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The furthest advance of the German Army and the
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"If you vote at a primary,
cessftd primary candidates?"
The above questions and many
others will be answered in a series
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Her Responsibilities and the Prob
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This will be a remarkable series
of articles, informative and enter
taining, of interest to male as well
as female voters, because of the in
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A woman of intelligence invites to
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swer questions put by herself and
others in her position of enfranchise-
Among the truest are :
A society bud,
A housewife,
A college woman,
A business woman.
Tom Wise, William Conrtcnay
and Cynthia Brooke Score
in Play at Gaiety.
Illustrates Levelling Influence
of War and Carries Lesson
for America.
"Oenerml Poat," by J. T. Harold Terry
At the Gaiety Theatre.
Sir Dennys Broughton, Bart,
Thomaa A, Wlae
Lady Riouchton, hla wife,
Cynthia Brooke
Alec, hla eon Cecil Fleteher
Betty, hit daughter Ollvo Tell
Wilson, h' butler Jamea Kearney
Edward Smith, his tailor.
William Courtenay
Albert Smith, his tailor's brother,
Wlgney Tercyval
'General Pout" Is a war play, but It
Is neither sad nor grim. Rather, In a
mood of delicious comedy. It shows ono
of the compensating aspects of war-
shows Mars as the great leveller, slay
ing snobbery, sweeping away Indiffer
ences of rank, putting "peers In tho
ranks and tailors In command." Tho
play, we aro told, comes to America by
permission of the English Government,
which permitted It to leave that coun
try because of the aid it would be to the
cause of the Allle." The ancient prej
udices nr ecertalnly on the wane In
England when they send abroad as a
missionary a play showing up their
national weakness In such a humorous
An audience that filled every seat of
the Gaiety Theatre greeted the first ap
pearance of "General Post." nnd n very
appreciative first night audience it was.
J". 'the end of the second act It was
simply determined to have a speech, and
clapptd and clapped till Sir Dennys
Broughton, Bart., who had responded to
about the seventeenth curtain call, with
Edward Smith, the tailor, now Col.
Smith, decided that s the author was
not present he would have to make
the speech himself. He regretted deeply,
he raid, that Mr. Terry wax not present,
but hi wished everybody a merry Christ
mas, and hoped they were having as
good a time as he and the rent of the
people In the cast were having.
Unsed on Old EnRllah Game.
"General Post," as every English
born man and woman who remembers
their young days knows well, Is an old
English game In which each player
takes the part of some city but when
ever the one player left standing when
everybody else Is seated cries "General
Post;" they must all change places, and
a shakeup ensues. So now, as Betty,
the (laughter In this play says, "The
Raiser cried 'General Post,' and we all
changed places."
Smith, the tailor, becomes the
Colonel and then th Brigadier: Sir
of The
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Those who answer the questions
Chauncey M. Depew, Republican.
George Gordon Battle, Democrat.
Lafayette B. Gleason, Republican.
Luther B. Little, Republican cam
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Alfred E. Smith, Democrat, President-Elect
Board of Aldermen,
New York.
J. G. Phelps-Stokes, Socialist, who
resigned from the Socialist Party
because of its opposition to tho
war ,and the draft
Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw, Vice Pres
ident New York State Woman
Suffrage Party.
Mifs Mary Garrett Hay, Chairman
New York City Woman Suffrage
Mrs. Ida Husted Harper, author
"History of Woman , Suffrage,"
well known suffrage writer and
Miss Rose Younpr, Director Bureau
of Suffrage Education, Leslie
Woman Suffrage Commission.
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Dennys, whom he formerly fitted, Is it 1
Tommy. Sir Dennys'ii son Aloo Is a
subalteran In Smith's regiment, and his
daughter marries tho tailor. It must
be said for Betty that she recognlxed
from the' first that Smith had the right
stuff In him. in fact, the ploy begins
with her having tho tailor walk home
with her from some settlement func
tion, and talking Nietzsche with him,
to the great pain and woe ot her proud
mother, Lady Broughton.
That Is In 1111, when England Is
till fat and satisfied and refuses to
listen to the few that foresee war.
r Dennya Broughton Is one who scoffs
at the notion that Germany would daro
o nttack England. "Bluff, pure bluff,"
he fumes at Germany's first movements
In Morocco. "Germany's no such fool
as to tackle us sho knows she'd get
wiped off the map." His wrath when
Hetty tells him that the loves the man
who Is Just coming to measure him for
a new suit Is hardly greater than his
annoyance at Smith for Joining the ter
ritorial militia, a piece of "radical fool
ishness" with which he has no sym
pathy. Conrtenay a flood Soldier.
William Courtenay Is more convincing
ns a soldier than as n lover but th n he
's trying, In the first act, to hide from
Hetty the fact that he loves her. As
he tclH Sir Dennya, he Is perfectly
awaie that his duty Is to pray. "Lord
ketp us In our proper stations. And bless
the Squire and his relations." So he
breaks Hetty' heart and turns her Into
in early cynle by informing her that It
would ruin his business to marry her
the ta'lor who so for forgot himself
would lose his clientele.
The second act Is In 1816. War has
dono Its levelling work Alc, the sub
altern, comlnr home on a brief fur
lough. Is extremely proud of the honor
of bringing his commanding officer, tho
former tailor, with him In his auto
mobile for a visit at Grange Court, the
Ilrmtghton place. filr Dennys, com
pletely forgetting his former views on
preparedness and war,- hns enlisted in
the local guards and Is doing Swedish
exercises In a uniform that won't lit.
There Is a capital scene when he greets
Smith, standing at attention before his
superior officer, such a funny figure that
he taxes the CotoneJ's dignity marly
to the breaking point. .Sir Dennys
rc.illy Is the best thing In the ,play.
His English accent may not be perfect,
hut his picture of the Irascible, vain,
self-satisfied, good hearted old English
squlro Is irresistible.
All Ends Well.
Cynthia Brooke makes a very good
Lady Broughton. She Is much harder
to win over than Is her husband. Her
agony at hearing her husband say "Sir"
to the former tailor Is extreme, and the
whock to her sensibilities at finding that
her son has brought Smith home with
him, that Smith Is actually her son's
Colonel, Is so obvious that the Colonel
promptly takes his leave not, however,
before Betty has found a chance to re
call that early episode when they talked
Neltxsche and he refused to marry her.
Whereupon the Colonel, goaded, un
looses his tongue and tells her that he
loved her "from the first moment he
saw her."
Alec Is refreshing. A young prig In
the first act, one finds him in the third
asserting at the top of his voice that
"family trees are played out the top
dog Is tho man who can do things."
Act I. Is In 1911, Act II. In 1915 and
Act III. In 19 ? That question mark
Is one that Is in every one's mind now.
for the time of tho third act Is "after
the war is done."
It Is a clever comedy, with a lesson
for America, too. The curtain was late
In rising last night, but once started the
performance ran quite smoothly for a
first night.
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Hitchcock-Goctz Offering at
Fulton Has Little of
Also, There's Dancing, Songs,
Bright Lines, and, Oh,
Such a Chorus.
"Words and Moale" At the Fulton.
A Yogi Wellington Cross
A Stenographer.... Anna May Seymour
A Theatrical Manager., lllchard Carle
Claby Delys Marlon Dnvtea
Mri. Billings F. Coolngit, n ery
new wife Cllsabeth Brlce
Oazzoteen, fin unhappy bride
Itay Dooley
Al rtadteh, her second husband
William Dooley
Inbad, a sailor Uordon Dooley
When Ttaymond Hitchcock and E. Ray
Goetx looked around for a name for the
musical concoction they presentod at the
Fulton Thentre last night they were Just
stumped. It was called a snappy revue
and the attics of old and time tried hu
mor and slapstick vaudeville comedy
had been ransacked for Its effects, so
after a brief struggle they called It
"Words and Music" and let It go At that.
At least, Mr. Hitchcock and Mr. floetz
aro tho ones who have taken the respon
sibility upon themselves for the produc
tion, for In tho programme an old duffer
named William Shakespeare Is accused
of writing the words, nnd the music is
said to be by an ancient music master
named Ivudwlg Beethoven, whom nobody
ever heard of In musical comedy before.
In fact, Leon Errol, who staged the pro
ductlon, Is the only really well known
person outside of tho producers on the
top of the programme.
"Words and Music" Anally foiled a
New Jersey railroad, after being held
up on the side tracks for two or three
days, and galloped Into town all ready
to make a first night audience, which
Included Frltzl Scheff nnd Capt. Jim
Churchill and lots and lots of other
folks, sit up and notice It. And It suc
ceeded. There was nothing which Mr.
Shakespeare and Mr. Beethoven ap
peared to have overlooked, from the
time tried breaking of dishes when the
gas fitters put In the new electric lights
to the drug store where extraordinary
customers ask for extraordinary things.
And apparently from the roars of laugh
ter which greeted these old faor!tcs
they arc Just as popular as ever.
Of course Mr. Shakespeare and Mr.
Beethoven didn't really write all the
clever things In the show. In fact It
was rumored that Ben Daly nnd Mr.
Ooetz and many, many other people had
contributed to "Words and Music." and
It was said that the only reason no one
dared call "author" was that every one
else In the audience would get up.
(That's an old one too, but never mind.)
The aforementioned playwright and
musician were sort of dragged Into the
The European War
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capitals of Europe.
nnd on the western front.
PHILIP GIBBS on the English
Italian front
G. H. PERRIS on the French
,'uc. They were summoned bv n
In tho first scene and then left n,,i JJJ
that tho only way Ihey could rii, J
living In this cruel world w.is by writing
lines and music for a Broadway proi
ductlon, and under the goad of Richard
Carle, who played anything from a man?
nger to nn elevator starter, they w&ri
driven through It. They protested xehsi
mentiy at tne end tnnt All their koo
things hnd been cut out, but wero curv
soled with the reflection forced upot
thorn that that was the only way U
make words and music get over these i
Whatever mny be said about the esa
with which the production mnfold
Itself, there was no doubt nt all aboul
tho pleasing visions in attractive cos
tumes who formed the chorus. The
were all good to look upon, and Mnrlor
Da vies not the least of them. sh(
made the centre of some pretty scemi;
Including one In a toy shop, which wa3
nearly the best thing In tho show, aVZ
tfeough savoring somewhat nf a gretig
success of years ago. Then of courso,
there was Elizabeth Hrlce, who rung
with her usunl vaudeville abandon In
fact Mr. Carle and Miss Duvles an
Mlrs Brlce had about nil the songs
between them.
A bit nf odd and loose Jointed tlano.
Inc was furnished by the Dnolejs. Itay
and William and Gordon, Im',1, ;m
amusing travesty on a ltusl.m linnet.
In u enfe scene at tho end of Hi p,.-.
formanco they threw each other oout
the stage In a way that ruffled inlr
clothing ninl the audience's rllbllltei
in a wonderful way. Edna Aug, as an
artistic commuter In the drug stove, had
a remirkablo and gurgling sigh nt
appreciation which never camo out of
Greenwich Village.
Caruso Sings Brilliantly in
Saint'Saens's Opera.
Silnt-SnenVs opera "Samon et Da
llla" wns given at tho Metropolitan
Opera House last night, Tlio. v. hi,
tended a previous performance of the
work had their Interest stlmul iU 1 by
the appearance of a much admired mi
ser of the Chicago Opera, Mine. Ju,!a
f'laussnn, as Dalila. Tncre as .'ume
difference of opinion about her Imper
sonation, but those who were priient
last evening found no disturbing ce
ment. The representative or the I'lil ls
tlne siren was Mme. Louise II nor.
whose Interpretation of the part Is well
known and liked.
Mme. Homer has the appeaianca
needed to bring Illusion to the ila It
does not strain the Imagination to con
ceive Samion as an easy victim to the
wiles of such a sorcerem. Mme Homr
was much applauded after her prlnc pal
arias and called before the curtain many
times. Her chief associates were Mr.
Caruso as Samaon and Mr, Amato as the
Itloh meat.
I The famous tenor was In good olee
I and sang brilliantly Ills Impersonation
of Snnison Is now regarded as one of it la
' best. Mr, Amato was alo In tils l"-3t
i form and drew a Ugornus plctute The
performance, as a whole, was smooth
and pleasing. Mr. Mu teux conductc 1
Leaking; Ra Kills Man.
Harry Lantry, 33. of S37 Ninth ave
nue, went home yesterday morning early
with his friend, Robert Moore of 17J1
Eighth avenue. The men forgot to turn
off the gas securely and yesterday they
wero found In Moore's room. Lantry
was dead and Moore almost asphyxiated.
Moore was taken to the Flower Hospital,

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