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VOLUME 113.—NO. 136.
DREW IN PROBLEM PLAY!
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Or Rather, He Plays With Problem
"SEX RIGHTS" AND
"SOULS" FIGURE IN
"The Perplexed Husband"
Gives Food for Thought
and Material for
Imagine John Drew in a problem
Fancy, if you ran, ■ .Tack Straw, or
the husband of "My Wife" encounter
ing in his latest adventures, •'emotional
independence." "'white souls," "'Greek
souls," local branches of "legal women."
and an Ibsen Xora on the point of leav
ing- her two children.
Yet the idea should not be shocking , .
except perhaps to those whose play
j?oing experiences began even after the
traditions of John Drew's Daly days, his
l>l win Booth associations and his
< assli acting hud faded with the news
papers in which his achievements were
chronicled. There is nothing prepos
terous in the suggestion of John Drew
in a serious play to those of a former
generation who bear in grateful mem
ory- the delights this distinguished
player afforded before the urgings of
a devoted and select public led him into
and kept him in the roles of the im
maculate John Drew.
-NOT REALLY SERIOUS PLAY
However, "The Perplexed Husband"
is not really a serious play. '
It merely plays with a problem; yet
there is something serious after all in
the playing, much as there might be
•were prospective rivals to fence with
buttons on their foils.
Alfred Sutro, who wrote the comedy,
seems on the point several times of
•chucking his comedy out," and going
after this problem of sex rights, woman
suffrage, equal votes, equal privileges,
equal everything in deadly earnest, as
(to repeat the figure) boxer? sometimes
do when the play becomes too earnest
and they pull off their gloves to
These intervals, however, are rare,
and occur only frequently enough to
fliow the authenticity of Drew's superb
acting; the reality of his deep gifts,
■which only infrequently are permitted
to present themselves without the
■veneer of table chatter and genteel de
RBGULAB DREW BEGINNING
(t has been, indeed, many seasons—
I can not recall how many—since John
Drew came to us with as enticing a
comedy as that of "The Perplexed Hus
band," seen and heard last night by a
large and "smart" audience at 'the
It is true that it begins in the regu
lation Drew way. Much polite bandi
nage, an assemblage of gentle folk in a
luxurious home in Regent's park, and
fabulous talk of sable coats, trips
through Russia, choice of motor cars,
and numerous and obseqious servants —
in fact all of the externals of a regular
Drew play set in society and diamonds.
But the problem enters quickly. The
Wife is learning the way to her own
soul. She has joined the local branch
of legal women and its high priest
and high priestess are invaders in the
Thomas Pelling home.
Poor Thomas (that's Drew In the
comedy) has been traveling around
Russia for months selling- large quanti
ties of tea and now, Just as the cur
tain goes up on the first act, he is about
to return. The high priest is a sort of
Elbert Hubhard, only human, and the
liigli priestess is in aa deadly earnest
as ever Xora was.
< OMEDY AND PROBLEM
Thomas gets but a chilly welcome,
you may well believe. His wife on the
discovery that she has not known she
has a soul, being too busy being happy
and contented and good, decides against
Thomas, who must keep his place till
*=he learns some more from Clarence
"Woodhouse, the master, and Dulcie El-
Ftead, the practitioner of Nora theories.
Before Thomas gets hie wife back
sprain, there are the mingled touches
«jf comedy and problem of which I have
spoken and which are balanced against
*ach other well save only when Sutro,
the. author, slips his moorings in the
ripples of comedy and threatens to take
to the deep and desperate waters of
I authentic feeling.
T During some of these short voyages
out toward the deep, the audience for
t itself and cheered the conflicting
■.timents; though mainly, I should
f, the listeners out in front were in
or of the comedy husband and
against the comedy Nora. At least, a
vote at the conclusion would, 1 think,
have been overwhelmingly if not a unit
; in favor of the sentiment that "love
the greatest anil finest force in the
.Miss Boland has no superior on the
J stage in the assumption of the charac
| tertstica of a complete ingenuousness,
innocence and bland sincerity; and she
mis few who excel her in the presenta
tion of the purely fantastic. Her Kal
leia was simple yet sophisticated; It
was full of the charm of youth yet
fraught with the unconscious wisdom
of age. It was, despite its highly fan
tastic character, utterly real.
Hubert Druce was "the master," Clar
ence, Woodhouse, and a believable old
stamp, who was lovable for his folly,
though he spouted platitudes with in
cessant glibness. Druce was perfectly
persuasive and full of gentle humor.
PLJLY IS GRATIFYING
Margaret Watson's difficult task it
■was to impersonate Dulcie, the Nora of
the play, and to disseminate the sug
gpstion of a deep and abiding sincerity,
coupled with a modern fanaticsm. This
she did so well as nearly, on occasion,
to upset the comedy of the piece and
make it poignant.
Mrs. Agatha Margel, sister of the
badgered Thomas, was exquisitely done
done by Alice John, who was practical,
lovable, and who surrounded her
brother with a thousand tender solici
tations—maternally devoted as elder
sisters always are. The uneasy role of
Bophie Pelling. the wife of Thomas,
■who wants to find her soul and lose her
babies and her husband, was done with
I siderable delicacy by Nina Severing.
The play, in short, with Its engaging
plot and competent players was com
pletely gratifying as giving , food for
thought and material for much laugh
ter; and John Drew In the role of the
harassed husband was nrnre than ever
.mliii Drew —which means competent to
play superbly anything he undertakes, j
J Mar)) Boland, ivho is leading lady n>ith John Dtcd> in 'The Perplexed Husband ,
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S. P. SUIT IS COMPROMISED
SACRAMENTO. April 14.—Before the
federal district court in session at the
capital today, with Judge Van Fleet on
the bench, it was announced that the
suit of William Smellie vs. the Southern
Pacific had been compromised. The suit
was an action for damages brought by
a Pullman car porter against the rail
road for $10,000 because of personal
injuries incurred on the Solano, a Port
Costa ferry boat.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 1913.
TWO MORE BIG
Holland and Sweden to
Have Steamship Connec
tion With San Francisco
Holland and Sweden each will have
direct steamship connection with San
Francisco when the Panama canal is
open, it developed yesterday.
J. Rypperda Wierdsma, managing di
rector of the Holland-America Steam
ship company, announced at an informal
luncheon of the San Francisco Chamber
of Commerce, held at the St. Francis,
that iiis pompany had decided to estab
lish a line of steamships between San
Francisco and Holland upon the open
ing of the Panama canal. He assured
the members of the chamber that ter
minal facilities would be secured here
and with the opening of the canal a
regular schedule would be put into ef
The Panama Pacific Exposition com
pany announced that William I/undgren
of Sweden shortly will reach San Fran
cisco to establish a terminal for his line
After the luncheon yesterday after
noon the visitors were taken for a tour
of the exposition grounds by A. M.
Mortensen, traffic manager of the Pan
ama-Pacific Exposition company.
The others present, in addition to the
giiests and Vice President Michaels,
were F. J. Koster, C. If. McCormick, A.
E. Anderson, William Mateon, Constant
Meese, W. N. Moore, R. H. Swayne, A.
C. Kalns, Major Charles Christeneen,
George W. McNear, C. W. Burks. George
A, Smith, Rufup Rockwell Wilson. J. B.
Havre and Joseph Martin.
William Lundgren, the Swedish
steamship magnate, is one of the finan
cial powers of his country. He will
arrive in San Francisco in a few weeks
to establish a great steamship line be
tween this city and Sweden, maintain
ing both passenger and freight ves
sels. One-half of the fleet will fly the
American flag, with the remainder of
the boats under the Swedish banner.
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Visit for Instance, the Manning-Bow
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I THE HOUSE OF HOUSEWARES Vj
GEARY a STOCKTON STS.UNION SQUARE
Resolution Adopted Asking
Congress to Take Control
of Telegraph and
Government ownership and control
'of telegraph and telephone systems was
urped upon congress yesterday by the
1-oard of supervisors in a resolution in
troduced by Supervisor Vogelsang and
The clerk was instructed to send
copies to the senate and house of rep
resentatives and to the senators and
representatives in congress from Cali
fornia. The resolution in part is as
Whereas, la its original grant of franchise to
the Western I'nlon Telegraph company the gov
ernment of the L'ulted States referred the right
tii aeqajrc the faint , ; end
Whereas, (foTcrnmeßt ownership and control r.f
the means of transmission of electric messages
and communication is as l<>Kical and necessary as
its monopoly of transmission >~>t written or print
ed matter; therefore be it
Resolved, by the beard of supervisors of the
city and county of San Francisco, state of Cali
fornia, that in the judgment of this board tbe
present is the time for the nrqulstton of tbe«o
titllltkHi by the g< Tcrmncnt of the United States,
and that congress be urged to take such stops :is
, may be necessary for the acquistion and wtab
li-iliment of a federal telegraph and telephone
system rendering a local Intrastate and Inter
, stiite postal serrice.
Supervisor A. J. Gallagher introduced
a resolution providing for an amend
ment to the code of civil procedure in
regard to the filing of liens on property
by contractors who do street improve
j ment work under private contract.
Supervisor McCarthy announced that
the exposition committee, of which he
is chairman, will meet today with rep
resentatives of the Panama-Pacific ex
position to discuss an ordinance to reg
ulate all matters pertaining to public
health, police protection, fire protec
tion, building operations and other op
erations or conditions.
GET BOGUS POLICEMAN
WHO CAPTURED MONEY
Detectives Id Oakland Take Man Be
lieved to Be Principal in
By the arrest of Thomas Barlow,
alias Bogan, in Oakland last night. De
tectives Hoertkoern and Mclaughlin
got hold of the tnan believed to be the
bogus policeman who, in an elaborate
bunko scheme/ took possession of
money belonging to August Saramel of
56 Moss street.
This "skit." almost worthy of repro
duction in vaudeville, had its first scene
in Golden Gate perk on February 12,
when a who had
lost |200 in matching: $5 pieces, sought
the aid of Sarajael to recoup hie losses.
With the aid.ol'i confederate, he ex
plained, the $»*t-»#3so would T>e re
covered, with* ihougit extra to make
it a profitable transaction.^"
Saramel consented to be the partner
in revejige, and the met the man
who had won the money. Saramel
ended the game $500 ahead. To effect
a settlement the loaer pretended to
dra*r money from the bank, and then
they went to a saloon near Eighth and
Howard streets. As each had his money
on the table, a fake policeman appeared
an<j seized all the money.
WALDRON MAKES HIT
IN THE SQUAW MAN ,
"The Squaw Man," a virile, red blood
ed American play of love and hate and
wlckednese and nobility, combined with
a beautiful simplicity and rich in its
quality of human interest and emotion,
was presented to a packed house at the
Alcazar last nigilt, with Charles Wal
dron in the title role.
Fitted physically and temperamentally
to portray life as it was on the great
frontier in the days gone by, Waldron
scored the success which has been his
wherever He has been seen in "The
He was Well supported by the Alca
zar company and the leading woman,
Miss Madeleine Louis, who takes the
part of Nat-U-Rich, a beautiful Indian
grirl. Her death in the closing scene is
deeply touching , , as testified to by many
handkerchiefs and audible sobs.
There is Just enougrh gun play through,
out to give the needed touch of melo
drama. In the second act, when Cash
Hawkins, a part played to perfection by
Kernan Cripps, is killed by Nat-U-Rich
to save the man she loves, the house
rises en masse and applauds.
Tiny Tot "Got Losted"
But She Didn't Care
Mrs. Merida and little Ella Sykes, the girl T»ho wandered from home.
Lovers , Quarrel Leads Miss Ella Sykes to
New Scenes and Acquaintances
Once upon a time a newspaper re
porter wrote a story about a lost child.
He made a word picture of a tiny,
golden haired girl straying into a po
lice station, t. ts streaming , down her
wan cheeks, crying for her "muvver."
Ever since lost children are supposed
to weep and be wan and to stray into
the waiting arms of a policeman.
Now, this story is about a lost child,
but, strange to relate, she did not
weep, stray into a police station or cry
for her "muvver."
Ella Sykes, &ged 5, is original. She
laughs, scornSr policemen, is fond of
nurses and doctor*, visits municipal
buildings and likes to have her pic
Miss Ella (for be it known she insists
upon the "Miss"), together with her
youthful swoetheart, Ralph Dale, age 6,
just naturally strayed from her home
at 554 Hayes street yesterday morning
for a jaunt in the panhandle of the
park. Just like older and more worldly
wise sweethearts, Miss Ella and Master
Ralph quarreled. Over what they
quarreled is a secret which Miss Ella
refused to divulge. Any way, Ralph
went home and soothed his injured
feelings with bread and jam.
But Miss Ella, womanlike, took the
affair more seriously. She would fie*
and never, never see Ralph again!
Out of the park and over the hill she
went. New worlds opened before her.
She followed a gipsy peddler for blocks,
then switched her attention to an organ
grinder and his monkey. Eventually
Miss Ella arrived at the new city hall.
Ah, here was something new!
Seriously she studied the gilt letters
on a big window. They spelled "Tax
Collector." Entering, she found "the
Used and Shopworn
At Great Reductions
NOW (tIAC AND
SELLING 4>OUO UPWARD
Some of these Player Pianos have been used, but we have put them in a condi
tion as good as new. Some we have been using for demonstrating or for the purpose of
selling Player music—these are slightly shopworn but practically new. There are
several sample instruments which are really new. All are 88 note Player Pianos
and include such standard makes as Farrand Cecilians, Sohmer Cecilians, Colby
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The reductions range from 20 to SO per cent.
Terms on These Player Pianos as Low as
$10 Down and $10 a Month
The opportunity of obtaining a good, new or practically new Player Piano
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The special prices also include—s2s of new Player Music of your own selection—
a Player Bench—a Piano Stool and Scarf.
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Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland
nicest man" she "eber seen." His name
was E. S. Strauss.
"He tooked me to a tandy store and
gave me some 'licious chocolate." Miss
Ella told Dr. William H. Harrison at
the central emergency hospital, where
Mr. Strauss escorted her for safe keep
Miss Ella looked the doctor ovei
carefully, approved of him, placed her
hand in his and refused to be quiet un
til she had been shown over the oper
ating room, the nurses' room and the
diet kitchen. At the latter place she
stopped long enough to partake of a
large bowl of SBup, some crackers ana
milk, prepared for her by the nurses
while she clung to the neck of Doctor
When the photographers arrived Miss
Ella said she would condescend to pose
if "nursie" would fix her hair. When
her flaxen locks were blown into dis
order she turned her back to the cam
era until they were rearranged.
Upon the arrival of her distracted
mother, Mrs. Merida Sykes, Miss Ella
insisted upon kissing the doctor, who
seemed to have supplanted Ralph Dale
in the little miss' affections, before she
would agree to return home.
Mrs. Sykes said that Miss Ella left
home four hours before.
HILL ROAD CASHIER QUITS
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 14.— F. "W.
Bobbett, cashier of the Great Northern
Railroad, will leave the service of that
system tomorrow. F. L. Paetzold, con
nected with the Colorado and Southern
railway since 1908, will succeed him.
Mr. Paetzold was formerly employed in
the New York office of the Colorado and
I Southern railway.
PAGES 11 TO 18
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GO TO YOSEMITE
Command Will March to
Station in Park, Starting
Troops A and B, Flnrt cavalry, will
leave Friday for marching ,
down the peninsula and across the
mountains near N'iles.
The troops will reach the valley about
May 1 for duty In the national park
during the summer months. Hereto
fore they have remained there until
November 1. but this year the return
march will be begun October 1. The
commanding officer will be Captain
Walter C. Short, Troop A, and the other
officers Lieutenant William B. Mc-
Laurin of the same troop and Captain
Samuel R. Gleaves, Lieutenant H. Con
ger Pratt and Lieutenant Henry P. F.
Munnikhuysen. all of Troop B. Lieu
tenant John C. ppR-ram of Troop A will
go also to Yosemite on his return from
Troop C, the officers of which are
Captain Douglas McCaskey and Lieu
tenants Clarence Lininger and William
C. McChord Jr., will leave about a
month hence for Sequoia National park.
* * #
Major Wlllinm T. Littebrant, recently
transferred from the Ninth to the First
cavalry, has arrived at the Presidio
and reported for duty. Major Litte-
Hrant will relieve Lieutenant Colonel
William W. Forsyth, attached to tli«
First cavalry, as superintendent of th©
Yosemite National park, on July 1.
Colonel D. M. Appel, medical corps.
has been ordered relieved as chief sur
geon of the central department and will
sail on the transport leaving this city-
May 5 for Honolulu. On his arrival ho
will report for duty as chief surgeon.
Major Joseph L.. Knowlton, coast ar
tillery corps, who has been stationed ft
Fort Winfleld Scott, went yesterday to
Fort Barry and assumed command of
WASHINGTON. April 14.—Captain F. M. Ben
nett, to commandant navy yard. Mare Island.
Lieutenant Commander J. M. Reeves, detacliM
from In charge of coal depot, Titraron, Cal., M iv
1, to command of the Jupiter.
Lieutenant Commander F. J. Heme, detached
from the New Hampshire, May 5, to Asiatic
Lieutenant Commander G. P. Chase, detachcil
from the lowa to branch hydrographic office. New
Lieutenant John Grady, detached from branch
hydrojrraphlc office, New York, May 1. to tin:
New Hampshire as navigator.
Lieutenant I. C. Johnaon Jr.. detached as assist
ant to supervisor of naval auxiliaries, Norfolk, to
the New Hampshire.
Lieutenant A. M. Cohen Munlor gradel, to duty
on the staff of the commander In chief, Atlantic
Ensign E. F. Wood, detached from the North
Dakota. May I. to Asiatic station.
Ensign W. V. Combs, detached from the Con
necticut to the Wisconsin.
Ensign C. M. Cook Jr., detached from the Con
necticut to the Maine.
Ensign L. P. Johnson, detached from the Maine
to the Connecticut.
Ensign B. K. Mulr, detached from the Wlscon
«ln to the Connecticut.
Passed Assistant Surgeon A. H. Allen, detached
from the Atlantic reserve fleet to the Connecticut.
Paseed Assistant Surgeon E. V. Valse. tletachnl
from the Kansas to the Minnesota.
Assistant Surgeon W. L. Irvine, detained from
the Connecticut to the Atlantic reserve fleet.
Assistant Snrgeon E. W. Phillips, detachcil
from the Minnesota to the Kansas.
Gunner Terry Rodd, to the naval proving
grounds. Indian head.
Paymaster Clerk H. F. Wight, appointed to tho
Paymaster Clerk B. W. Shumaker, appointment
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON. April 14.— Colonel Charles St.
J. Chubb, infantry, to Galreston, Tes., to assume
command of the base and port of embarkation,
rice Colonel Samuel W. Miller, Infantry, to K,,rt
Captain Baeilo Lenolr, Mjrnal corps, on return
Of cable ship Burnside to Seattle, will nssnip
the duties of officer In charge, WMMngton,
Alaskan military cable and telegraph eyatTii.
Captain Edward T. Donnelly, Third fleld artil
lery, to Fort Meyer and will be assigned to ;i
battery of Third fleld artillery.
First Lieutenant Qiarle* T. Smart. Ninth In
fantry, detailed recruiting service tn Charlotte,
N. C Tice Captain Samuel A. Pnrrlanee.
caTalry, to Walter Reed ceneral hosfiital.
of absence —Colonel Tlarry O. Perlry,
medical corps, one month and 27 days.