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Sunday Evening
i?am; Probably Snow
and Much Colder.
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NUMBER 7265.
Yesterday's Circulation, 50,377
Eighteen Pages
Angered the D. A. R.
Catholics Who Arc Protesting Against Irish Plays
Rector of Catholic University.
Finds Mrs. Taft and Miss Helen
Haven't Arrived Yet Attends
Church Services.
"At home."
This 1b the greeting today at the
White House, as President Taft re
turned shortly after 7 o'clock this
morning to stay for awhile. Con
cluding a 15,000-mile Jaunt, the Pres
ident stepped from his private car at
the Union Station at 6:45 o'clock this
morning, on time to the second.
A breakfast alone, perusal of the
morning newspapers and attendance
at church occupied the President's
time this morning. This afternoon ho
may visit his office desk with Secre
tary Hilles.
Absence of a welcome from Mrs.
.Taft and Miss Helen Taft only
marred the return of the President to
his official residence. They have not
returned from Hot Springs, Va. They
were expected last' night, but no word
has been received at the White House
when they will arrive.
Comes Early. inMorning.
Before .full daylight with the street
lamps still twinkling, the CMof Ex
ecutive rode fronCthe'.Unloih Station
to the White House Irt'the official au
, tompblle., . There ...wra no welcoming
throngs 'at the station, because , of the
"early Jiour of the President's arrival.
Accompanied only by Major Archie
Butt, his chief aide, the President
reached the Executive Mansion about
7:16 o'clock. His first Inquiry was for
Mrs. Taft and his daughter, who had
planned to precede him In the homecoming-.
Secretary Hilles left his Chief at the
Union Station and went to his resi
dence for a family reunion, believing
a similar scene would be enacted at
the White House.
But only the White Houso attendants
were there to welcome him, and at 8
o'clock he had a hearty, but solitary,
Reads the Newspapers.
After the meal President Taft
plunged into a stack of newspapers,
which he took to his room, reading
until time for church at 11 o'clock.
The President heard Rev. F. L.
Marsh, for ten years a Unitarian divine
at Lincoln, Neb., preach at All Saints'
'church, !n the absence of Rev. Ulysses
G. B. Pierce. Mr. Marsh preached on
"Health and Religion "
The presence of Secret Service motor
cycles outBlde the church gave a hint
to a number of persons that the Presl
.inn whb within, and there was a small
crowd waiting in the drlzsslo to see the
President drive away in his car.
As fresh and unfatlgued as if he had
Just returned from a drive of flftoen
miles. Instead of a wearisome Journdy
of more than 15,000 miles, in thirty
States, making 350 speeches to 6,
000,000 persons, the President ap
peared this morning. He Is In lino
fettle. No traces of the hardships of
flfty-seven days of almost continuous
travel are evident.
The home-coming of the Chief Execu
tive occurred at the conclusion of
"house cleaning."
Smell of paint and turpentine greeted
his nostrils this morning.
"Fresh paint" are the signs warning
him within the Executive Office.
Freshly- laundried curtains and new
portieres hang within the chambers of
the suite of the President and Mrs.
diamine outMde with a new coat of
white pnlnt. and thoroughly overhauled
within, both the home and offices of the
President are as bright and clean as If
the historic old structure were a new
Clerks At Office.
Piesldent Taft did not visit his office
this .nornlng. although a few clerks
vero down earlv prepared to work.
Assistant Secretarj Rudolph Forat'-r
sppcared .about noon and Secretary
Hilles made ready for activity this af-
Ntfvisltors were received this morning
by the President, but Informal conter
ences may be held this afternoon.
Bristol. Tenn., was the last Btop of
the President yesterday afternoon upon
his second long "swing around the
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
Rain probably changing to snow and
much colder, with a cold wave tonight.
Monday fair and decidedly colder; west
to southwest gales.
Reaches the Capital
Seven 0' Clock This
60 8 a. m 62
63 9 a. m W
G5 10 a. m 6S
67 11 a. m 69
67 12 noon 69
67 IP. m 70
70 2 p. m 70
8 a. m.
9 a. m.
10 a. m.
11 a. m.
12 noon.
1 p. m.
2 p. m.
Today HlBh tide, 12:07 a. m. and 12:45
n m.: low tide. 6:57 a. m. and 7:10 p. m
p Tomorrow-High tide. 1:10 a. m. and
1:60 p. m.; low tide, 7:58 a. m. and 8:23
p. m.
fluarUei : Sun sets.
Commanding the Battleship Utah.
Women Warned Against As
sailing Mormons, in Pre-
Reports of a "snub" by the Navy De
partment to prominent women of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
in their presentation lust Tuesday nt
New York of a sliver platter to the
new battleship Utah is a Htorj which
leaked out today In Washington.
Capt. W. S. Benson, of the Utah,
Is the naval ofilcer who has aroused
the wrath of the Daughters, who may
complain to .Secretary Meyer.
Ungracious acceptance of their sil
ver platter and censoring of their pres
entation speeches aie the grievances
reported against Captain Benson.
The story goes, as related by D. A. R.
women of Washington, that Captain
Benson declined to approve thelt prj
grain of presentation because of re
marks made against Mormon officials
prominent in presentation the day bo
fore of the official State service to the
new battleship.
Captain Benson, it is related, heard
the D. A. R. women Intended mak
ing cauBtlc reference to the Mormons
in their presentation speeches. There
upon he politely suggested, when they
boarded the Utah for their private sec
ond ceremony, ihat It would be In bad
taste to reflect upon those active in
tlie ceremonies the day before.
This Infuriated the D. A. R. ladies.
It is said, and they refused to carry
out their program beyond tendering
their silver platter. Most of them re
fused to go on deck for the ceremonies.
Mrs. C. E. Owen, of Utah, leader cf
the D. A. R. party from that State,
handed the platter to Captain Benson,
"Here Is our contribution to your
silver service."
"We thank ou, lHdles," Is the brief
reply made by Ca tain Bens m, It Is
Practically all of the women rer.alned
below decks during even this brief ceie
mony, leaving in high dudgeon with
fiigld nods to the Utah's commander.
'I ho day previous: t'p State sllw-r
service, bearing the likeness of Brlghnm
Young, which provoked a storm of criti
cism from women cf the nation, was
presented to Captain Benson with elab
orate ceremonies. Senator Smoot, Gov
ernor Sprye, and other Utah statesmen.
Including Mormon dlgnltarljs, voro
Ungracious and discriminating treat
ment, as compare! with that given the
Mormon leaders. Is the charge the D.
A. R. ladles make against Captain Bot.
eoii, which eventually may come befora
tho Navy Department
At the Navy Department li.ere ts yet
no record of any differences betwwn
Captain Ben&on and the D. A. R. ladles.
McFarland Will Not Talk
of Negro Coachman's
" Iwon't see a soul until this affair
blows over. You can tell that to my
friends and anyone else."
This message sent through Detective
Berman, was the only word today from
Mrs. Hose T. McFarland, who after
causing the arrest of her former colored
coachman, William H. Cook, for al
leged blackmail, barricaded tho doors
of her home at 2450 Eighteenth street
northwest. A voice from an upstairs
window begged all callers to "please
go away, there Is no one at home."
Mcanwhllle Cook has been sequestered
from all interviewers at the First pre
cinct station. Captain Boardman de
clined to allow anyone to see him until
he wbs through "working on the case."
and Major Sylvestter declined to re
verse Captain Buardmon's order.
Washington to Get First
Taste of Severe Weather
Within Few Hours.
Gale Cripples Wires Duluth
Wireless Station Destroyed.
Snow at Cincinnati.
Leaving in its wake death and
panic, wrecked buildings, uprooted
trees and telegraph poles, and a crip
pled railway and telegraph service, a
combination of windstorm, snow
storm, and blizzard, today has tho
entire Northwestern section of the
United States in Its grasp.
Several States are covered with
two or more Inches of Bnow. Tho
railroad companies are finding it dif
ficult to handle frolght and traffic,
whilo tho telegraph companies are
In Wisconsin, several cities are
stricken. In Rock county, near
Janesville, seven persons are known
to havo lost their lives In falliug
buildings, and in the blizzard.
Wireless Wrecked.
At Duluth the wireless telegraph sta
tion, the pride of lite Northwest, was
literally picked up by tho sudden storm.
and today Is a perfect wreck. Its loss
Is being felt by tho scores of fleets of
viRKcls plying dn the Great Lakes,
which depend upon this stntloa for
orders nnd Information The mercury
dropped 56 degrees In less than twelve
hours in Chicago, catching- an unsus
pecting public unprepared. Tho poor' of
me city are suffering Intensely.
Train service and telegraph service In
northwestern Ohio is shattered. Tho
combination storm and blizzard is In
creasing in volume hourly. Onu death
already has been reported from this
A cyclone struck Owosso, Mich.,
near Detiolt, and practically wrecked
that township. The Inhabitants were
forced to flee to the streets and coun
tryside. Many are scantily clothed. Two
deaths have been reported. Many more
are expected.
Snow In Cincinnati.
The Orcat Lakes, Mississippi, and
Upper Ohio Valley report Bnow, The
wave Is moving eastward with all the
ferocity which marked its passage in
the Northwest. An advance touch of
Jhe Impending storm will be felt (n
Washington tomorrow when the mer
cury, the Weather Bureau says, will
tumblo ten degrees below the freezing
Cincinnati and Indianapolis are clothed
with their first coat of snow of this
season, and as far South as Texas, the
breath of winter can be felt. It will
be at least twelve hours, however, be
fora the storm's effect will be experi
enced In Washington.
Furious Storm in
Chicago Sends Mercury
Down; Cold in Dakota
CHICAGO, III.. Nov. 12. Following tho
hottest November Saturday in twenty
three years, with a maximum tempera
ture of 74.3 degrees, Chlcagoang awoke
this morning to find the ground covered
with snow and the thermometer regis
tering 18 degrees, a drop of 56 degrees
In less than twolvo hours.
Sandwiched In between the sultry,
evening and the snowy morning was1 a.
terrific wind, rain and electrical storm
Poles and trees were blown down,
frail buildings upset, service on many
street cur lines discontinued, telephone
and electric light service hampered,
plate glass windows smashed and base
ments flooded. At midnight ceine the
predicted drop in temperature, the mer
cury hurtled downward and the ruin
changed to snow.
The storm, which was general through
out this section of the country, was
veritable tornado in various sections of
Illinois, Iowa, Southern Wisconsin.
Michigan, tho two Dakotas, Kansas, and
other States.
In the Black Hills of South Dakota
the thermometer registered 26 below
Wire and Railroad
Service Crippled
By Gale in Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 12. Northwest
ern Ohio is today suffering from a se
vere gale. The wind is blowing at Olio
rate of sixty miles an hour and has
crippled the telegraph and telephone
wires In Ohio. Train service both east
and west Is hampoied, all trains being
from two to five hours late.
Slight snow flurries came down early
today, while the temperature Is around
20 degrees, which Is a decided change
from the springlike weather of yester
day. ,
Onu death has been recorded here as a
result of the storm, that of Fred Bchaff
ner. fifty-six, a farmer. Schaffner was
walking to town on the street car tracks
this morning, and, owing to the strong
wind, failed to hear an approaching In
terurban car which ran him duwn, kill
ing him Instantly.
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Publisher Hibernian. fCjHHH
Michigan Town Prostrated
by Overwhelming Force
of Gale.
OWOSSO, Mich., Nov. 12. Two are
dead, several are reported Injured and
thousands of dollars' worth of business,
manufacturing and residential prop
erty havo been lost in a cyclone that
swept the city early this morning.
Five factories were greatly damaged,
Two top'floors of the Kstey Manu
facturing Company's plant wew-hlown
oft and'" the plant-' of Hho AVoodward
Furniture Company damaged $20,000.
The Owosso Manufacturing Company
will sustain about the same loss.
Wires are down in every section of
tho city. The current was turned off
before tho storm broke, and efftorts
are being made to reach a Lansing
company that furnishes olectrlclty to
the city to advise them to not turn
on the current. '
Tho storm hardly had spent Its fury
when residents In all sections of the
city fled panic-stricken from their
homes, some only scantily clad. Wom
en with Infants in their arms walked
the downtown streets seeking loved
ones, who In the excitement had be
come separated from them.
The Icbs excited residents at 2 o'clock
were hurrying to every part of the city
to relieve suffering and provide shel
ter for those who were made homeless.
The death toll may be Increased be
fore morning, as only a partial count
has been tacen In the district most
Mission for Men to
Close This Evening
With the reception of several hun
dred men into the League of the Good
Shepherd tho mission for men will
close at St. Patrick's Church this even
ing. Beginning tomorrow tho mission
for non-Catholics will start, tho first
sermon theme being, "Marriage and
Divorce." The mission for men Is
stated to have been successful beyond
expectation of the priests of tho New
York apostolate.
The Bev. James A. Smyth was cele
brant of high mass at St. Patrick's
this morning. Members of the Apos
tolate were also in the chancel.
"They Are Killing Me," Screams
Inmate of Government
Screaming "They're after me!" "They
are killing me!" Roy C. Callahan, half
dressed, escaped from tho Government
Hospital for the Insane, and ran down
Alabama avenue in Anacostia this af
ternoon, terrorizing pedestrians.
This marks tho second escape from
the hospital wilhln twenty-four hours.
John Colvant, a colored man, was re
ported missing shortly beforo midnight,
but was returned a few hours lutcr af
ter wandering through the streeta.
Callahan was captured by Policeman
J. It. Harrover, at Tenth street and
Alabama avenue. He has been an In
mate of the hospital for nearly ten
years. Ho made his escape this morn
ing while on his way to breakfast. He
pleaded with the policeman to save him
from his enemies.
"Callahan Is not dangerous," declared
Dr. Glasscock,, of the Government Hos
pital. "Callahan's disease takes the
form of illusions that he Is being pur
sued and persecuted."
Every week one of the members of
Callahan's family calls for him and
takes him home to spend Sunday. They
failed to come yesterday evening, so it
Is believed Callahan decided to take
matters In his own hands and go home.
m Kmtmn. , r j. jmk ys sri. -s.-v
Who Denounced Flays In Sermon
Prelate Leaves for Rome to
Be Elevated to Car-
Several hundred Knights of Colum
bus, prominent laymen and Catholic
clergy of tho Capital gathered this
afternoon at the Union Station for a
last demonstration In farewell to Mgr.
Dlomede Falconlo, apostolic delegate.
Mgr. Falconlo left this afternoon for
Now York, to sail Tuesday for Rome,
where he will be elevated to the car
dtnalate at the consistory. November
Unostentatious, unceremonlal. but
sincere were the God-speeds tendered
him by all Catholics at the station.
Meeting at 2:45 o'clock this after
noon, representatives of every Catho
lic society In the District Joined In
the farewell exercises. An Informal
reception, with greetings from the
cardinal-elect, was the principal fea
ture of the program.
Prominent In the crowd at the depot
were the delegation of clergy from the
Catholic and Georgetown Universities.
Tho Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Shahan. presi
dent of tho former, will be the travel
companion of Mgr. Falconlo to Rome.
Faculty and officers of Catholic Uni
versity attended.
President Hammill, of Georgetown
University, planned to head the dele
gation of clergy from that institution
to the depot demonstration, but in
clement weather made it possible.
Threatening skies and showers did
notdlmlnsh In numbers or enthusiasm
the crowds meeting to pay their last
respects to Mgr. Falconlo.
Heads Delegation.
Edward P. Har-ingto.i, district deputy
of the Knights of Columbus, headed tho
delegation of that society. Among othor
riomlnent Knights attending weio
Charles W. Dan, grand knight of
Keano Council; Judge W. II. De I.acy.
pact district deputy; George E. Repetti,
grand knight of Washington Council,
and William P. Normoj le, grand knight
of Spalding Council.
Others In tho throng were James F.
Shea, president of Carroll institute; the
Rev. J. R. Meagher, spiritual director
of tho Holy Names Society; the Rev. W.
T. Russell, of St. Patrick's Church, the
Rev. D. L. McDonnell, president ot
Gonragu College, and clergy from every
Catholic parish and institution.
Mgr. Falconlo and Mgr. Shahan nro
accompanied 10 ne iuirw j ??
Cerrettl. auditor of the papal legation,
retil. auditor of the papal legation,
Rev. Daniel Dever, apostolic sec-
ry. At New York, Mgr. Falconlo
be the guest of Archbishop Far-
ley, and they will sail together on tho
ivronprimessen wecum iuuji
Cherbourg and Paris.
Boston Prelate Sails.
Archbishop O'Connell. of Boston,
sailed yesterday and will Join Arch
bishop Farley and Mgr. Falconlo at
Rome for their Joint elovatlon to tho
This morning Mgr. Falconlo said
goodby to numerous friends who
called at the papal embassy, Elgh
teeth and Btltmore streets, after cele
brating mass for the last time In his
private chapel.
"I simply cannot express my appre
ciation of the kind words and good
will shown me by so many, many peo
ple," be said.
" . ' - W -
Who Sp'oKejAgalnt''Pilay9ftFrom His
Pulpit Thi3"Morning.
Woman's Relief Corps Offi
cial Makes Protest to Sec
retary of War.
Demanding thai nn official reprimand
he given the solllra, at College Paik.
who wrapped Jhe'r dog in' ait Airuirlean
flag for burial, Mrs. Isabel Worrell
Ball, In a letter todav to Secretary of
War Stlmson, has branded the action
of the regulars as "repugnant." She
saj'H that "ils symbol of the great
power and authority of tho United
States is too lofty a thing to te used
as a shroud for a dog,"
Mrs Hall, who Is chairman of the
national committee of the Woman's Re
lief Corps for tho prevention of the
desecration of the flag, states In her
letter of protest to Secietary Stlmson
that she speaks for 200,000 women.
Whin Mrs. Ball i ead the newspaper
account of the burial of ""Muggsle," tfio
mascot of the aeronautical corps of the,
United Statea army, In the national
emblem, she shuddered and declared,
"That's horrible."'
"To think that men who devote their
entire time to, the service of the Gov
ernment and nry drilled continually In
patriotism, rtspect for their uniform
nnd respect for the emblem of thofr
country fchould so far forget themselves
:is to use the Ha as a burial robe for
a canine, sems almcbt unbelievable."
This was Mrs. Ball's statement beforo
(Continued on Eighth Pago.)
General Manager of Washington
and Baltimore Road Again
Issues Denial.
Reiterating his statement made sev
eial days ago to Tho Times that tho
Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis
had not purchased the Hall of the An
cients, ,J. J. Doyle, piesldent of the
electric road, todav set at rest the new
i umors.
Mr. Doyle has reveral times within
tho last week stated that there is no
truth In the report of purchase and
toda he was more emphatic than ever
In dental that tho property on New
York avenue, between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth streets, is to be used as a
tern.inal station.
Truth Society Distributes
Circular, Denouncing
Productions. '
Churchmen Deny Inviting Com
pany to Appear Here Man- .,
ager Talks.
Branding tho productions of the
"Irish PlayorB," which aro to bo pre
sented la Washington this weok, as
"a malignant travesty of Irish life
and religion," the AloyBlus Truth So
ciety, in circulars distributed In all
Catholic churches this morning, de
mands that patronage be withheld
from "a scurrilous misrepresenta
tion." Furthermore, officials of the
Georgetown and Catholic Universi
ties deny that they ever Invited the
"Irish Players" to appear nt the
schools to give lectures on tho life of
Ireland. To the claims of tho play
ers that they hold a telegram of Invi
tation from Mgr. Thomas P. Shahan,
rector of the Catholic University, the
reply Is made by Mgr. Shahao that if
such a telegram J In existence It Is
a forgery. The same statement comes
from Edmund A. WalBh, S. J., direc
tor of dramatics at Georgetown Uni
versity, with reference to a telegram
purported to hare been received from
Georgetown University. Mr. Walsh
said ho investigated the productions,
and is convinced that none of them
is creditable.
Two Plays Condemned.
The ones billed for the first two nights
are not considered so objectionable as
those for the remainder of the week.
.Those most vigorously condemned are
"The Birthright" and "The FiayDoy oi
tho Western World." It is asserted that
the players, when they presented these
shows in Dublin were hissed and vir
tually driven from the stage,
lng meetings for tho purpose of adopt
ing meetings for teh purpose of adopt
ing resolutions condemning tho plays
advertised for this week, and calling
attention to the leception given them In
other cities. . , , .
A special meeting of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians was held at Eagles
Hall, Sixth and B streets northwest,
this afternoon. P. J. Haltlgan, editor
of the National Hibernian, presented
resolutions condemning the plays.
A meeting of the United Irish Socie
ties was held thts morning, and the
matter is to be brought to the atten
tion of the Carroll Institute.
Hefore lravlntr for Rome with Mgr.
Dlomede Falconlo at noon today, Mgr.
Shahan took occasion to condemn the
productions, and to deny ever having
issued them an invitation to appear be
fore tho university which he heads.
Circular Distributed.
Representatives of the Aloyslus Truth
Society were at every Catholic church
this morning to distribute the circular
of condemnation. It reads as follovya:
"The attention of fair-minded
Washingtonlans is called to a most
malignant travesty of Irish life and
religion about to be presented upon
the stags of a local theater by the
Irish Players.' This traveling com
pany la advertised as 'coming from
the Abbey Theater, Dublin.' True,
but they came from Dublin followed
by the hisses and Indignation of an
outraged populace!
"A storm of bitter protest has been
raised In every city In which they
have presented their false and revolt
ing pictures of Irlt-li life. Dublin
peoplo never accepted the plays.
Thev virtually kicked them from the
stage. England, gave them no re
ception. The Pall Mall Gazette
thus denounces the so-called 'Irish
Plays:' 'They are photographs of
bestial deptavlty and Btupldlty '
"A Boston critic says; I never saw
anythlnc so vulgar, vile, and un
natural, so calculated to calumniate,
degrade, and defame a people and
all they hold sacred and dear as tho
plays of tho so-called "Irish Play
ers.' Nothing but hell-lnsplred In
genuity and a satanlc hatred of tho
Irish people and their religion could
suggest, construct, and influence the
production of such plays. On God's
earth the beastly creatures of the
plays never existed.
Calls Characters Vile.
"Among the vicious caricatures,
one In particular Is an open Insult to
every Intelligent theater-goer
"iae Playboy of the Western
World.' It contains blasphemous
references to God and the most sa
cied objects of life. All the char
acters, with the exception of one a
weakling glorify a peasant who had
the daring to kill his father, as ha
thought, and who boasts of It!
"Not nnn nf the characters reveala
a single good quality, and their only
moral motive is tear or ramer
motive Is
"Such are the productions which,
hissed from Dublin, hawked around
England by the "Irish Players" for
the delectation of those who wished
to see irishmen shown unfit for self
government, are now offered to the
people of Washington.
"Will Washington tolerate the HeT"
Manacer L. Stoddard Taylor, mana
ger of the Belasco Theater, where the
plays are to be presented, said.
"i think the Catholics of the city are
(Continued on Eighth Paget)
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