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FRIEND OF A VICTIM COMMITS SUICIDE HERE Copt. Francis M. Barber, Retired Navy Officer, Cuts Throat in the University Clnh. Capt. Francis M, Barber. 77 years old. a retired Navy officer living at the University Club, committed suicide there at 1:43 o'clock this morning In grie' at the death of an old friend who lost his life In the Knickerbocker Thestre disaster in Washington. The name of the friend was not learned. Captain Barber cut his throat with a rasor in a lavatory In the basement of thje club house at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-fourth Street. An ambulance was called from Flower Hospital. Dr. Strassburger. who came on It, found the aged man dead. It was the surgeon who learned from club attendants that Captain Barber had been plunged Into deep melancholy upon learning the name of some victim of the Washington theatre collapse.. At 10:80 o'clock last night Captain Barber returned from a visit to his sister, Mrs. S. B. Thompson of 2,074 Seventh Avenue. Those In the club did not notice his movements after that. THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER Musical Masterpiece

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 30 Jan 1922, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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