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STEPHEN PHILLIPS ADDS TO
HIS ACCOUNT WITH
THE DRAMATIC CLASSIC, "ULYSSES"
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pale blue chiffon creations she graces so
frequently. At San Mateo last week she
donned a black broadcloth suit quite plain
save for plaits neatly atitched. The jacket
was open in front, showing a dainty light
shirtwaist. Mrs. Rll«y wore with this cos
tume a hat of coarse black straw with a
broad brim rolled away from the face
and trimmed on the underside. Black
is particularly becoming to Mrs. RUey'a
striking blonde beauty.
DAUGHTER OF A FAMOUS
ACTOR, WHO "WAS HERE
:v> ; B . It is not every zealous reformer who can recognize reform when he sees it. Here is Dr.
Parkhurst, for example, rising up 'after five months of Mayor Low's reform administration in New '
York City snd declaring, "The demoralization of the police is woise than. it was under Tammany/' /
The discussion of the subject at San Jose is riot yet made public, ;. but doubtless will be.
The executive committee of the monetary conference and the Banking and Currency Committee
have regarded the "measure as a necessary reform in our national banking system, and a means of
more evenly distributing the loan'fund of the country, which now has a tendency to congest in
the financial centers, making money cheap there, while it is dear in other parts of the country. J
This condition has been artfully used to sustain arguments on the volume of currency, when
the difficulty has been in distribution and not in volume. Of couise such flexibility must not be
secured at the expense of safety, and the Fowler bill is intended to make the issue oil other assets
as safe as that based on United States bonds. If this cannot be done/ no such bill should pass.
The Call will gladly assist to a right understanding, of the measure and holds an impartial position
for that purpose. - ; V^.;/'- iftSiB
fHE California Bankers' Association; in session at San Jose, has passed a resolution oppos
ing the Fowler bill for giving a more flexible currency by authorizing an emergency issue
of national bank notes based upon authorized assets other than United States bonds As
this is the bill favored by the executive committee of the monetary conference and is
favorably reported by the House Committee on Banking and .Curr^nc^, it becomes of great im
portance to know the objections to it which induced its disfavor by our bankers, and whether
that disfavor is shared generally by the bankers of the country. . ., \
THE BANKERS AND FOWLER'S BILL
When Congress first rolled up appropriations to the sum of a billion dollars Tom Reed,
who was then Speaker of the House, met the clamor of the time by the simple statement, "We
have a billion dollar country." Since that time the country has grown. We have money enough
to throw hundreds of millions of dollars at the Filipinos, who not only are birds, but birds in the
bush. It would seem, therefore, that we might have some to burn at"home in the way of adorning
our cities 2nd improving our rivers and harbors. If the expenditure of. so much on distant islands
be not counted extravagance/ surely what we make use of at home might be looked upon
It may be conceded that much of the money to be expended fo.r rivers and harbors and
for public buildings has been unwisely distributed, though it would be difficult to get any wide
agreement upon the specific points in which the unwisdom is displayed. New York, Boston, Phila
delphia and Chicago complain that so much money is expended in small cities, but the small
cities, with equal fervor, complain that large sums are expended at the great cities. If it were
possible for the critics of Congress to make a thorough investigation of the various appropriations
they might find that on the whole Congress had made the distribution about as well as' it
can be made. .
The clamor is the more notable because 'there was nothing of that sort heard when Con
gress made appropriations for the army> the navy and the administration in the Philippines. Those
appropriations for war were far in excess of those designed for the construction of buildings and
the betterment of rivers and harbors. Senator Hoar estimates that in the last three years we have
expended about $600,600,000 for the purpose of establishing empire in the Philippines. No one
denounces that expenditure as a job, nor in discussing it makes taunting allusions to pork. .It is
only when we are going to improve our own country that we become so interested in economy ' as
to grumble if .-tHe Government devote a few thousand' dollars to provide a postoffice building for
Podunk or appropriate a sum of money to improve the waterways of Buncombe County.
BECAUSE the public buildings bill an|d the river and harbor bill taken together provide
for the expenditure of about $100,000,000 there has arisen through the length and
breadth of the country a clamor against what is called the extravagance of Congress. In
the clamor are many voices/ and they range in ! their utterances from fierce denun
ciations of boodle and jobbery to sarcastic references to "pork." Their one point in common is
that the appropriations made for internal improvements are' wasteful of public money and are ap
plied in many cases where they are not needed.; .',:";¦
EXTRAVAGANCE OR ECONOMY
STEPHEN PHILLIPS of "Paola
and Francesca" and "King Herod"
fame has again added to his dis
tinguished account with possibly
the most important dramatic clas
tic of recent days, "Ulysses," a poetic
drama in a prologue and three acts. Pro
duced in London now four months ago
by Beerbohm Tree at Her Majesty's The
ater, "Ulysses" created there a profound
sensation. Critics of the drama in Eng
land very generally regard the play as
the promise and portent of the lons
looked-for renaissance of the dramatic
art, neither forgetting the significance of [
the extraordinary interest in .the produc- j
tion taken by the public. Mr. Tree's en- i
terpripe in producing a drama of the |
kind in the magnificent manner in which |
"Ulysses" has been given under his direc- !
tion has also been accorded no mean 1
ehare of praise, and has doubtless aided j
materially in its success. The play has
row held the stage for * something like
four months with unvarying success,
emply proving that its mode is not merely
of the "sucees de curiosite" kind— that.
Indeed, one may know by reading Mr.
Phillips' stately measures.
Possibly less' purely poetic than "Paola
and Francesca." "Ulysses" is incompara
bly stronger from the dramatic stand
point. With a local color that ranges
from Olympus to Hades, from Calypsos'
enchanted isle to the palace of the ltha
can Kin?. Mr. Phillips has dared a setting
of the Homeric story that has been at
tempted by none of his predecessors in
the adaptation of the "Odyssey." Unlike
M. Ponsard. tyhose "Ulysses," written to
Gounod's music, was a light of th"e Com
edy Franeaise once upon a time, and Rob
ert Bridges in his "Return of Ulysses,"
Mr. Phillips has seen fit to picture two of
Ulysses' celebrated adventures, that, as
the author pays in a note to the play,
"seemed to me to afford matter for telling
dramatic presentment and dramatic con
trast." The two chosen are the hero's
eojourn on Calypso's isle and the trial in
Hades, that have been woven with deft
mastery into the web of the lthacan
scenes, and. as affording background for
the portrait of Ulysses, are peculiarly
valuable. Mr. Phillips nas taken many
unavoidable liberties with his text, de
parting widely in some instances from
the story. The Hades, as the author say».
is "conceived on lines that are rather
VIrgilian than Homeric," and more Phil-
Upian than either. Calypso's enchantment
1b made to precede the hero's wanderings
in Hades, and the Cgygian sea nymph
Jierself is painted In Circean color. The
later scenes in the palace at Ithaca are
necessarily much compressed, new inci
dent imagined and the action proper re
arranged. But Mr. Phillips has succeeded
in building a play at once highly pictur
esque and poetic, strongly dramatic and
excellently actable. Its scope is of the
noblest and it Is kept wonderfully well in
key throughout. The situations occur in
finely natural fashion and the interest of
the play is very cleverly cumulative",
from the serio-comic prologue among the
peds on Olympus, through the suitors'
revels at Ithaca, the hero's willing
People are . still exchanging opinions of
Miss Louise Drew,' who was so cordially
received .while in this city. Those who
met her will never entirely agree upon the
matter of. looks," but , her personality Is
.most attractive. Her foes Insist that
while a charming personality may cover
a multitude of limitations, *he will never
be killed for a beauty. However, her
friends insist that she really Bays things
and therein lies the charm. J
John Drew and his daughter are friends
of the Tobins. Mrs. Eleanor Martin there
fore took up Miss Drew, giving that de
liphtfullv informal little tea for her.
.Miss Drew, was charming In a Hpht
summer gown of .crosswise folds, gradu
ated in width, the nkirt havin? a similar
flounce. ' while the bodice had j insertions
of rich Cluny lace.
Mrs. Eleanor Martin is looking forward
to the return of Mr.- and Mrs. -"Walter
Martin from Europe week. She Is
devoted to her son and his wife, while
they are devoted Jo her, and it will be
very gratifying to see them together"
again. . . • . '
• Mrs.. Robinson RHey Is. certainly more
beautiful in ' her tailor suits than ' tn the
Miss Flood has made another heart glad
with her generosity. She has a quiet, sen
sible way of going about her charitable
work, trying to keep it a secret, but things
will leak out once in a while. , This time
it is a generous cash wedding present to
the daughter of a man who was for years
in. the service of the family. Miss Flood
feels very kindly toward this employe
and also his wife, who willingly waited
upon Miss Flood in a long Illness, al
though not under the slightest . ob
ligation to do so. Consequently, to
express her . gratitude, Miss Flood
bought a lot on Jones street and
thereon erected two flats at a cost of
$20,000. furnisfrjd a home for the couple
and handed over a deed for everything
so that Mr. and Mrs. have a home a«
long as they live and rent the other flat
for $40 a month. I understand that the
new home was completely equipped, hav
ing linen enough for a. score of years.
Some handsome pieces of furnltur* were
brought from Miss Flood's Menlo Park
residence, which she sold because of its
painful memories. Everything else was
brand new when the counle were invited
to take possession. Now that their daugh
ter is going to be married Miss Flood re
members her handsomely. I believe Mrs
Jim Flood made a similar present so the
bride-elect will be made twice glad and
more to be envied than a girl born with
a gold spoon in her mouth but with no
One of the most striking gowns in the
charming girl's trousseau was one she
wore at the dinner given for the bridal
party on Friday evening. It was of pale
blue crepe de chine appliqued in large
liowers cut out of creton and embroidered
in red tones. The flowers and. leaves were
placed on the front of the bodice and at
interval on the skirt. A twist of leaf
green, pink and blue velvet outlined the
top of the collar.
The bride is especially charming in her
new lavender silk poplin over yellow taf
feta and appliqued ;wlth pale yellow.
There is a vest of rich renaissance lace
and a jabot of black velvet ribbon at the
neck to give it character.
The "going away" gown was a sen
sible affair of brown etamine tjver taffeta.
The entire gown was of horizontal folds.
The flounce at the bottom of the skirt
was trimmed with stitched straps. The
collar was finished with a bit\ of light
blue Piping, embroidered with beads. Over
this gown was worn a long coat of black
moire silk, with broad reveres and col
lar trimmed with ecruMace. The hat was
of -white straw, faced with black. The
broad brim was bent up on the left side
with a large black, quill. The -hat was
draped with a black chiffon scarf, the
edges of which were embroidered with
white. ' ;
IF we are to judge a bride's popularity
by the numben of presents she re
ceives then that of the last will seem
greater than was enjoyed by thoss
who went to the altar, before her.
Every time a roomful of wedding gifts
is displayed we wonder where they a.l
came from and if there are any left.
Then we marvel at how dear the Bin Is ,
to be so generously remembered. At tne
time of the Huntington-Perkins wedding
a Wells-Fargo man alone called seven
times a day to deliver parcels, to say
nothing of the drivers from the stores.
Then to make matters more complicated
the man behind the counter at the leading
store of its kind . in this city makes a
practice of telling us 'that that particular
bride is receiving a larger array of pres
ents than any in the history of the house.
This, too, makes every bride seem dearer
than the last. . •
Miss Alice Gardner certainly has much
to be happy about, as she received sucn
loads ot pretty things. There are many
handsome pieces of cut glass, china, sil
ver and bric-a-brac. Ex-senator Preston,
the groom's father, gave the bride a check
for a new sealskin, which she will doubt
less lose no time in ordering as soon as
she returns from the wedding trip. Her
own parents have given a handsome set
of furniture. The groom's gift was a dia
mond sunburst. All this for a girl who
is still in her teens and has only recently
finished at school. Miss Gardner was to
have made her formal debut in society
last winter, but by the time her gowns
were finished she had become engaged to
Dr. Preston and decided society could not
be as interesting as her young Borneo.
Hence the wedding last evening.
Ulyeses, with Hermes as guide, de
scends into Hades, meeting Agamemnon
and other noble shades, all with words of
woe for him. Souls of suicides, of little
children, of lovers unsatisfied throng
about him and lastly his mother. wh«Vas
sures him of Penelope's truth. Thus
guerdoned, he fights back to the earth.
The last scenes take place In Ith&ca. at
the swineherd's hut, and in Ulysses* pal
ace, and splendidly dramatic they are.
Ulysses, stranded at last on lthacan
shores, in rags and asleep, is contended
for for the last time by Athene and
Poseidon. Ulysses knows hardly that he
has at last reached home and welcomes
it In some lovely stanzas. He makes him
self known to Eumaeus, the swineherd
and to his son Telemaelius, plotting wlfh
his famous craft to master the army of
suitors. Here Antinous. Ctesippus and
.Eurymaelius, chief among the suitors
have thre» admirably characteristic
ppeeches. answered in noble wise by Pe
nelope. The action throughout in -pictur
esque and dramatic in the extreme and
the act closes with the stage empty but
for Penelope and Ulysses in each other's
arms, where one may, with Mr. Phillips,
very properly leave them.
Doth not the region even now
Strike to thy heart? These warning: cypress
trees, . .¦
This conscious umbrage cowering on the ground
The creeping- up of the slow, fearful foam; '
Rocks rooted in the terror of some cry
That, rang In the beginning of the world;
All nature frlghte'd . into barrenness.
Lo. mortal, here the very gate of death
And this no other than the gate of hell!
Not on quit? so high level, but of re
joarkable beauty are the lines of Athene
in the next act. that takes plane In H*3des.
Ulyeses has arrived at the gate, of hell
and knows not that he has to sound it,s
horrors. He asks Athene where he is.
The first act shows the revels of
the suitors of Penelope, in Ulysses'
palace at Ithaca, with the des
perate efforts of Penelope to put
off the decision to marry one of them.
It ends with a beautiful invocation of the
faithful -wife to her absent lord. Scene
the second shows Ulysses in the sea cave
of Calypso, his ship beached, his' com
rades scattered and himself a willing
slave to Calypso's lude. To them comes
Hermes, and touching the hero with his
caduceus frees him from the sea-nymph's
witcheries, afterward ordering Calypso to
"waft him on the deep, if in his heart he
hungers for his home." Ulysses, treed
from the spell, remembers Ithaca. Penel
ope, his kingdom, and turns suddenly cold
lo the enchantress' wiles. Calypso pleads
eloquently to know why he should be
content again to seek dangers unheard
cf to win back only a mortal woman, to
know what Ithaca can hold for him after
Ogygla. At last Ulysses replies In these
Th*n have the truth: I speak es a man speaks;
Tour out my heart like treasure at your feet.
This odorous, amorous isle of violets.
That leans all leaves unto the glassy deep.
With brooding music over noontide moes.
And low dirge of the lily-swinging bee —
Then stars like opening eyes on closing flowers,
Pall* oji my heart. Ah, God! that I might see
Gaunt Ithaca Ftand up out of the surge,
Yon lashed and streaming rocks and sobbing:
The screaming gull and the wild-flying clouds —
To see far off the smoke of my own hearth.
To smell far out the glebe of my own farms.
To spring alive upon her precipices.
And hurl the singing spear Into the air;
To scoop the mountain torrent In my hand.
And plunge into the .midnight of her pines;
To look into the eyes of h«r who bore me.
And clasp his knees who gat me in his joy, j
Prove if my son be like my dream of him.
We two hand-played and tossed each other
Goddess and mortal we have met and kissed.
Now am I mad for silence and for tears.
For the earthly voice that breaks at earthly
The mortal hands that make and smooth the
I am a-hungered for that human breast.
That bosom a sweet hive of memories —
There, there to lay my head before I die,
There, there to.be. there only, there at last!
The first scene of "Ulysses" opens on
Mount Olympus, where Pallas Athene is
pleadirig witn Tyeus to release Ulysses
from the spell of Calypso Poseidon, who
has a kick coining— as Mr. Phillips al
most but not quite says in colloquial
Olympian protests, and there is a tooth
and-nail scene between the two. Zeus,
a good-natured sort of a god, commands
them to stop quarreling, and after being
leminded by Hermes and Aphrodite that
even the immortals have genially strayed:
'Tis true that earthly women had their share
In this large bosom's universal care, . . ; :.
That Danae. Leda. Leto all had place
In my most broad, beneficent embrace.. ¦-
True that we gods who on Olympus dwell.
With mortal passion sympathize too well. • ,
And decides that Ulysses shall be freed,
ending the session with:
The cup. bright Gannymede! ah, from the first,
The guiding oi this globe engendered thirst.
But some of Phillips' noblest lines are
also to be found in the drama. The char
acters, too, are drawn in in clear and
deep line from Ulysses himself to his
faithful swineherdi Eumaeus, and alto
gether, possibly the renaissance is at
hand. Let us pray. . .
prisonment in Calypso's arms, thence to
the dark mysteries of Hades, to the final
triumps of the wanderer in his hardly
tioii lthacan halls. The lyrics, from the
literary side, are the weakest spot in the
piay, and at times there is a little forcing
of the poetic machinery, as when Telem
achus. angered at the suitors' waste of
his father's wealth, says: .
I'll flit no more a phantom at your feasts, ;
Discouraged and dtetarded and disdained.
FAMOUS ENGLISH ACTOR WHO
PRODUCED STEPHEN PHILLIPS'
NEW POETIC DRAMA.
Our task is to prove the negative oi these propositions in the Philippines. It is a great
task and worthy of a great people. But heretofore none has succeeded in it, no matter how
small and weak the objects of the experiment. . ; .*-'*'• ";.
Careful readers of the President's speech will find in it the same form of statement that was
in his message. He defers the final decision of what" is to be done; with the Philippines to an in
definite'future. After their lesson is? learned, when we decide that their knowledge of self-gov
ernment is sufficient, after we do in their case what we never permitted any power to do in ours,
then we are "to decide whether they are to exist independently of- us." Meantime we are to
govern them and teach them. ; .
; The late Thomas F. Bayard while Embassador to Great Britain gave as a reason for our
capacity for self-government that we "are a people so strong and self-willed as to be ungovern
able by any power but ourselves.'* Heretofgrean all history it has been proved that only such a
people can be self-governing, and it has been believed that submission to government by others
is evidence that there : is no germ of self-goVernment in those who-submit. -
But that is just what we, who are now self-governing, underwent for a thousand years.
Church and state: combined against self-government and slew the world's wisest and best, as mar
tyrs to liberty. It was only when man learned that such should be heard, and. not murdered, that
he entered into the alphabet of self-government. The task which the President believes we have
undertaken is that of forcing a hostile people; to sit in a class and be taught self-government.
Those among them who desire this to be done are so few in number that withdrawal of our protec
tion means their immediate slaughter. Truly, human wisdom cannot foretell the end of such a
task. The Greeks taught themselves self-government, but they never imparted it to others. The
Romans enjoyed it for a time, but lost it .by Undertaking dominion of conquered people to whom
they could not impart it. England has never succeeded in teaching it to other races in any part
of her extensive empire. We have; not taught it to other races in contact with us. Can we teach
it to such a mixture of races so far awav?
Continuing, the President said: ''When that day will come it is not in human wisdom now
to foretell. All that we can say with certainty is that it would be put back im immeasurable dis
tance if we should yield to the councils of -.rnmanly weakness and turn loose the islands to see
our victorious foes butcher with revolting cruelty our betrayed friends, and shed the blood of the
most humane, the most enlightened, the most peaceful, the wisest and best cf their own number."
That franchise which we learned by fighting for it was hot taught us by others. No out
side force decided when we were fit to receive it. No power instructed us, or held us in check until
it was decided that we were fit to be free. \ ¦;• .
As. the President well says, we taught .ourselves self-government by a thousand years of
labor. Can it be taught by others? Up to these days it has" never been taught to one people by
another.. We have; not taught our way of self-government to the Indians or the negroes. To pre
serve self-government to our' own race in thirteen States of this Union their people have re
garded it tc be. necessary to take from the' negro his ballot,* which is the sole expression and in
strument of self-government as we have taught, it tb: ourselves by a thousand years of toil.
I v N his Decoration day address at Arlington the President suggested a policy that'will attract
universal. attention and the study of scholars in civics far into the future. He said: .''The
slowly learned and difficult art of self-government, an art which our people have taught
themselves; by the labor of a thousand years, cannot be grasped in a day by a people only
just emerging from conditions of life which our ancestors left behind them in the dim years before
history dawned. We believe that we can rapidly teach the people of the Philippine Islands not
only how to enjoy but how to make good use of their' freedom; and with their growing knowl
edge their growth in self-government shall keep steady pace: When they -have thus shown their
capacity for real freedom by their power of self-government, then, and not till then, will it be pos
sible to decide whether they are to exist independently of us, or be kait to us by ties of common
friendship and interest." :'¦.''¦¦'<¦
< This means an experiment never before entered upon by, any people, and its results will
supply a subject for long-sustained interests , : S:/-
THE: SAN FRANCISCO CALL.
JOHN D. SPh ECKELS, Proprie/tor Address Communications to W. S LfcAKE,' Manager
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