Death of Duval

Two doors, side by side and almost exactly alike, might confuse the unaccustomed visitor at the penthouse of the fashionable Manhattan apartment house at 570 Park avenue. In the early morning of a day last week, they confused the tenant of the penthouse. British-born. 35-year-old H. Gordon Duval, publisher of The Club-Fellow, society weekly, rose early to tend his shrubs. He intended to open the bathroom door. But he opened the elevator door instead. He fell the length of the shaft, 14 stories, to instant...

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