The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, November 06, 1910, SECTION THREE, Page 11, Image 49

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111E SMUAV' OKKGO.MAX. PORTLAND, NOVEMBER 6. 1910.
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NEW- YORK. Nov. t (peclal
There have been bo mora Import
ant event during the peat week
than the arrival of Sarah Bernhardt and
Mary Garden, women more closely re
lated than the layman mar understand.
Mme. Bernhardt celebrated her Tth
Mrthday on the boat. Thla was diffi
cult to realize aa the brilliant woman
areeted her frlcnda when ahe landed. Sh
was aa full of enthusiasm and charm aa
when aha first vlalted America In tha
early bloom of her womanhood.
Mme. Bernhardt, who left Immediate
ly for Chicago where ahe opened her
tour, gave only a few momenta to tha
reporter. She said ahe waa to open
with IVAiglon and then make a tour of
tha Western titles, opening In New York
about December 6-
The divine Pa rah waa asked why aha
likes to play male parts .and she said It
U because she had played tfeaav mo Ions
end because for her they wera much
more Interesting; than woman character.
Ilr next remark must have been rather
startling to the enorrooua delegation of
suffragists who met her at the ateamer.
Mme. Bernhardt said:
Men think more and have mora Ideas
than women, who have only love, mater
nity, and sorrow a phases of their
daily Uvea. Every woman aa a rule
goes through these various conditions,
and when you have once portrayed
them there Is nothing else.
"1 like a chance, and that la why I
I'Uy nule parts. Hamlet waa a man.
l.'Alelon waa not a man. but be waa a
aplntuel and pathetic figure and very
Interesting to me."
"Do you think that classical playa ilka
Rotunda will endure?" waa another
query put to her.
ferutnly." replied Mme. Bernhardt
with emphasis. -Take 'Samari'an.' for
example. That la a classic which I cre
ated In Franca 15 years ago. and the
people still go on demanding It, which
shows that It la popular."
"Why do yon not Include any of Victor
Hums plays In your repertoire?"
-Because American audiences appar
ently do not like Victor Hugo. On my
Nit tour five years ago I played 'Ruy
Blaa. and the people did not come to
ee It."
ChnntK-lcr" an Exceaa.
"What la your opinion of Chantecler?"
Mme. Bernhardt was asked.
"It la a very fine poem, but Rostand
allowed his dream to go too far. --It
would have been better If he had dressed
bis characters aa waa done In the 'Blue
Bird.' where a man playa a cat or dog
and atlll retains hia resemblance to a
human being. Tantecler haa been
played IH times In France with success.
The Intelligent people went to hear Koa
tami'a poem and the masses went out of
curiosity tn see the players dressed up
aa birds and animals."
"Do sou think that the taate of the
public generally la reverting to the older
and more serloua drama?"
"There la a revolution going on now."
replied Mme. Bernhardt, "and not before
H waa necessary. The public haa been
sated with these so-called problem and
realistic playa and la now turning bark
to Shakespeare and the works of the
older great dramatiats."
Mme. Bernhardt said that she Is
studying Knirllsh. not for the purpose
of playing In that language, but be
rauee she wanta to read Shakespeare
In the language In which It waa writ
ten. When wsked how ahe kept her"
youthful appearance the actresa re
plied that It was because she worked
hard ai;4 kept living in the present.
Mary Aiarden - passed throtnrh New
Tork almost aa quickly, to make her
first appearance In Chicago aa "Mell
sandc." November- . Thla great artist
.will enjoy Mme. Bernhardt's visit In
Chicago, aa she la a great admirer of
the 'rench actresa and she haa been
likened to her more often than any
other woman on the stage. It haa
been frequently said that If Mlsa Gar
den were to renounce the musical side
cf her profession she la the only logi
cal successor to Mme. Bernhardt. - In
speaking of 'the great French woman
Miss Garden aald:
Madame Bernhardt Extolled.
"The art of the great French art
resa has been the greatest Influence
that those upon the atage of today
have had from any source. It Is a
great school, and It proves beyond a
question what technic, .pure technic
stands for. I do not mean that Mme.
liernhard: has only technic: far from
It. She 1 as besides her great person
ality, which is much more than half,
but she has without doubt the greatest
technic that we know today, and what
ever we do or try to do we can never
grt away from the technical, the me
rhanlcal side of an art.
Too many students of every art
forget this, and while they go to study
the methods of those who stand In
the world as models, they realize only
the emotional or perhaps a few of them
the Intellectual side. But the mechan
ism, that to which yeara of study must
be devoted. Is the thing to which they
close their rye. Of course, the public
does not aee or realise thla aide, and
the greater the artist's skill the less
It la perceptible, but there Is no truly
balanced art that can be depended up
on without It.
"I have often realixed how much I
owe to the great French artist, whom I
base never Imitated, but always stud
ied, and I have not overlooked what
Imse brought to the stage. The most
marvelous Cam file' that I ran conjure
up In my thought would have the first
art by Imse and the last by Bernhardt.
The latter ran bring tears more quickly
and more profusely than any one I ever
beard.
Hole or ";irl" Liked.
Miss Harden deferred her estimate of
Thise to talk about "The Girl of the
Colden West." "I am ao glad." she
said, "to have the chance to play the
liirl." It la for me a real American
role without considering nationality in
music, which perhaps does not play
eu.-h an Important part after alL I
f-lt the spirit of it the moment I landed
and I know I shall adore It. How
happy I should be to take that picture
over to Europe, because I do feel that
the type will be very congenial to me.
Oh. I can Just see myself a regular
cowboy, and I ran smell the fresh free
mountain air with the hllla full of wild
flowera.
"I am only afraid It will make me tire
of the footlights and of the atage aide
of life, because you know I never really
live until I get Into those hills In Scot
land where we go every Summer. In
1-arls. at least. 1 have some chance to
get out of the atmosphere of the atage
because I take the weekends to make
automobile trips and I come back equal
to anything."
The name of Panlel Frohman appears
aa the author of a aeries of articles In
the Saturday Evening Post of Phila
delphia. In which the noted manager
tells his experiences In the theatrical
w-orid ainc his Identification with the
old Ijrceum. Mr. Frohman. who haa al
ways represented everything that haa
been the most dignified in the history
of drama in this country, la well qual
ified, not only through hia wide and
varied experiences, but also by reason
of a charming literary style and a
strong personality which pervadea the
articles as It does evervtMng with
Kinn Mr. Frohman idenilQcs himself.
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ISSUES GOVERNED BY
MAN'S SOCIAL STATUS
E. G. Jones Speaks to Scottish Rite Masons on Relation. of Society and
Environments to Acts and Events.
IN a S0-mlnut addreaa Tuesday night
before tha Scottish Kit Maaona of
Oregon. E. O. Jones presented aoma
striking; trutha covering: the aoclal sta
tue of mankind generally in the relat
tionahlp of man with hia fellow men.
The keynote of hia addreaa la found
In the following paragraph:
"To understand fully any Issue that
may confront us In our relationship
with our fellow-man, and mankind be
ing distinctively of Jthe aoclal order,
men muat mix whether they will or not.
we muat flrat attempt to underatand'
the promptings of the human mind be
fore we may hope to know men aa we
find them." In his Introductory re
marks. Mr. Jones spoke aa follows:
"From the catacombs of Kgypt to
the Inception of wireless telegraphy,
niarka a period of time that atagera
the human Intellect. When we stop to
consider that all there la In life for
any one of na la embraced within our
short apan of threescore yeara and ten
on theae scenea. a little more perhaps
If we are especially favored, and often
much lesa at the will of a Divine Prov
idence, we come to a better understand
ing of Just bow deep the past is burled
In mystery.
Ilccord I Ancient.
-Much of that which haa come down
to us from a remote past aa historical
tact even la founded on legendary lore
and allegorical teachings, to which we
have made a literal application. How
far back of the written records of the
human race now extant, some sem
blance of a civilization goes, no man
may presume to know. Rldpath, the
historian says, the birth of the human
race la shrouded In mystery, just as
the advent of the Individual man on
the scene of this world's affairs Is
an event that leaves no Imprint on his
mind to be stored up In his memory.
The direct relationship between the
laws of higher morality, and higher in
tellectual attainments was made very
clear to the large audience. "Morality."
continued Mr. Jonee. "Is so intimately
connected with the higher intellectual
attainments, that a man must first ad
vance intellectually before he may at
tain to higher morality. Certainly, un
less he haa advanced far enough to dis
criminate to a purpose, to take some
thing of a wider view of affairs gener-i
allv. to be charitable In his views and
patient with the frailties of his fellow
man, he Is not to be counted aa a great
moral force In any community.
Moral Obligations First.
"A man must first obey the laws of
morality before- he is a fixed quantity
as an intellectual mt.n. and conversely,
a man must be an intelligent man to
have any proper appreciation of the
higher lawa of morality, and the part
these lawa play In the happiness, the
advancement and the perpetuity of a
nation as a whole, and a nation after
all. aa we know. Is nothing but an -area-atlon
of Individual men. with all
the intermingling of individual human
strength and human weakness."
In touching on the basic principles
of organized society, the following part
of Mr. Jones' address la worthy of at
tention: "With primitive man, life was one
endless struggle for existence. The
man who waa not aggressive In the
real battle of life, did not live very
long. The struggle aa a material Issue
of life la no less severe today, yet ae
man advances he comes to rely more
on Jiis mental alertness, and less on
his physical prowess. Both by nature
and by training, man Is not concilia
tory when striving for the things that
stand for material progress. Nature
here presents the paradox of making
man a social animal, with an Intensity
of longing for constant association with
hia fellows, and then instils Into his
nature his dominant trait of profiting
by this association to advance his own
material interests.
Man on Defensive.
"We learn the lesson of conciliation
when we find that an aggressive atti
tude keeps us constantly on the de
fensive. Man first attempts concilia
tion as an Issue of expediency, in the
efforts to advance his own material in
terests. The real lesson of conciliation
Is learned, when man Is ready to accord
to hia fellow-man In the organized so
ciety of which he Is a unit, that justice
and fair treatment, which alone permits
mankind to live together inpeace and
harmony under any legalized form of
Government."
The cultivation of the repressive' in a
man's makeup was made much of by
Mr. Jones. He recurred to the late H.
W. Scott's remark that an orator is
seldom a thinker. "The man who
knows the world." continued Mr. Jones,
"is self-contained. He preserves his
personal sense of dignity and self re
spect by keeping wholly within his own
breast., the thoughts that mean the
most la addina- to hia individual
strength and prestige with the worthy
men of any community. It is not the
power to express well' that counts for
the most in man's higher develop
ment, but rather a cultivation of the
repressive in man's makeup. We soon
reach the limitations of individual in
itiative in every action of life, and it
is a clear recognition of these limitless
limitations that hedge about the lives
of ua all. that makes for the true
wisdom of. living."
Mental ' Poise Essential.
We find that the guiding impulses of
even the strong; man . makes for his
undoing, unless he has that mental
poise, that balance of self-repression
and self-control, that is perhaps the
greatest single factor in all worldly ac
complishments. We may ask' onrselves
here, what is the clear line Of de
markatlon between the life of a good
man and the life of a bad man. The
Impulses of every man are for the good
in life. We aU hope to merit the kind
ly recognition and the esteem of our
fellow man, and no man is unmindful
of the approval or the disapproval of
his own conscience. But the probity of
any man's life is a negligible quan
tity where his will power haa not been
developed to the point where he will
do, even under the greatest provocation
to do otherwise what he knows a man
of probity and character must do.
"Is It always easy to do this? Ask
any man who has lived out his allotted
span of three score years and ten and
see if it is! indulgence always carries
in its -wake the sins of physical, and
moral degeneracy. ' Self-repression,
self-control and even aelf-eiimination
are the attributes - of character that
make for real greatness. The store
of any man's knowledge Is small Indeed
compared to the accumulated knowledge
of the age In which he lives. The normal
bent of any man la towards the express
ive. The expressive carries with it the
antagonistic, which repel. The repress
ive invites confidence, respect and even
esteem. There is force in the homely,
trite saying that many a man of medio
cre parts passes for a genius, just be
cause be has sense enough to keep hia
mouth shut."
Aphorisms Are Telling.
In speaking of the binding force of
the old ties, Mr., Jones dwelt in aphor
isms that were telling. "Off with the
old love and on with the new love, para
phrased at the day of final reckoning
which inevitably comes, always . reads,
'Off with the new love and back to the
first love if I can get back.' "
In showing conclusively that the view
point of the materialist is not the right
viewpoint, Mr. Jones made a strong
point with hia audience. He spoke on
this as follows:
"From the viewpoint of the material
ist, life has but little to offer to any
of us. The limitations of mankind gen
erally are many and varied. Just as
no woman's gown is a perfect fit that
is not cut on the bias, so we find that
no man seems to fit into the social
order of things well, who attains to the
highest degree of manly virtue and per
fection. There is the blinding fury of
the passions and the emotions, which
are largely instinctive, and no man ever
carried his fellow man to great heights
by his analytical powers of reasoning
alone. In all the supreme moments of
life the Instinctive and the emotional
are appealed to the strongest, and this.
too, at the expense ol tre mieiieciuai. .
From the materialistic view the bad in I
nr. r.. nritoelEha tha aood. The good
that men do may live after them, but
it receives . scant recognition while they
are here. (
' Single Life but- Little.
"In a material sense, so far as man's
position in society is concerned, the ap
pearance of evil as a deterrent factor
counts for more than the evil deed It
self We all hold the public's eye for
a day only, and barring the few tawdry
trappings of the funeral services over
our remains,' we go down to our graves
unwept, unhonored and unsung.
"All this is literally true,' But the
greatest truth is not always the literal ,
truth, especially from the viewpoint of1
the materialist. There is the self -con-Bciousness
- of accomplishment and right
living, which outweighs every advantage
of worldly honors and worldly distinc
tions, and it is true, in a measure, that
accomplishment in Itself affords a satis--factlon,
that outweighe even the advan- :
tages of material rewards." ' . '
SON OF OREGON PIONEER?
Sketch of Earl V. Geer. Recently 1
- -r '
Killed by Filipino Bandits. . -
NEWBERG, Or., Nov. 4. (To the Edl-V
tor.)' I am a cousin of Earl V. Geer, the
young planter who was. recently killed:
by Filipino bandits in . the Philippines,-'
and wish to correct the statement made
by an Eastern woman, who says that
Earl was a native of Texas. Earl V:-
Geer, 25 years old, was a Son of Joelv
P. Geer, a native son of Oregon. He '
belonged to the old pioneer Geer family .
and was born -and reared at' Butteville,1
Or. His mother died when he was an In-;-,
fant and one sister, Lottie, died IS. years'";
ago. The deceased leaves his father, J
Joel P. Geer, and one sister, Ollle R.':
Geer, besides his widow and many rela- ,
fives to mourn his loss. - ',
My late cousin was married one "year,
ago to Miss Vashtl Crocker, of Seattle,
and sailed soon after for the Philippines.
where he was sent by Seattle men to
work on a rubber plantation. "He .was
engaged in that business when he vav
killed bv bandits. .
MRS. MAUDE SMITH PORTER. .
Over fl.ooo.ftoo acres of land afe under"
tobacco cultivation in the world.