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Yesterday's Circulation, 48,096
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Twenty-four Pages.
The Times Offers You, Man Or Woman, a
Chance to Help Santa Claus and Be
Christmas Is coming!
As a matter of fact Christmas la almost here, and thlB Is proven by
the arrival of scores of letters addressed to Santa Claus from the little
folks of Washington.
The Times has come to be recognized as the most direct medium of
communication between the little folks and Santa Claus. For some years
The Times has delivered hundreds and hundreds of letters each year to ,
the Jolfy old fellow, who, for three hundred and sixty-four days busies
himself, making ready for the night of the three hundred and slxty-flfth
So far as The Times knows no message addressed to Santa Claus has
ver gone astray. As a matter of fact the communication between The
Times, and Santa Claus Is so direct that there 'isn't any possibility of a
slip-up nor any chance that the message will not get to him, so every
little boy or girl who has something to say to Santa ClauB can be assured
that If they will write out their wishes and address It to Santa Claus, in
care of The Times, delivery will be absolutely certain.
But this year from the way the letters have started, even this early it
looks as If the records of paBt years were going to be broken, that the
mall for Santa Claus was going to be so much larger than usual that Santa
Claus will need assistance In handling it And it is for this reason that
The .Times has conceived the idea of forming a sort of assistant corps
for Santa Claus.
Now Santa Claus wouldn't let anybody assist him who isn't a good
fellow, -and so everybody who volunteers asn assistant to Santa Claus is
' going to be known as "A GOOD FELLOW." In fact, there's going to be a
society of GOOD FELLOWS begun right now, because the first of this
corps of assistants volunteered this morning and accompanied the mes
sage with a fifty-cent piece. That makes GOOD FELLOW Number One,
and there are going to be thousands more.
In order to become A GOOD FELLOW all that Is necessary Is to vol
unteer to assist Santa Claus and send to The Times whatever assistance
you feel disposed to send. You can Bend It In money, you can send It in
toys, you can send it in things that are necessary for HtUe folks'
ChrlBtmas. And girls and women can be GOOD FELLOWS Just as well as
men,, for this association of assistants to Santa Claus does not bar any
body from membership. YOU can be A GOOD FELLOW Just as well
as anybody else.
And The Times Is going to furnish you evidence that you are A
GOOD FELLOW, for Santa Claus has given personal approval to. a form of
certificate which will be sent to everyone, who. volunteers. It reads
as follows: i -"3.
Thls Certifies That
HasrQuallfled for the Christmas of 1911 and
And As Such Is Entitled to Be So Greetod By
Me and By All the Children of Washington.
The books are open for volunteers. For men and women, for folks of
all kinds. A penny makes you A GOOD FELLOW Juat as much as a check
.for a hundred dollars, if in giving that penny you fulfill in your own mind
the spiritof Christmas and contribute as much to Santa Claus as you
think you ought Every GOOD FELLOW is his own Judge.
Now, as to the little folks. The lotters to Santa Claus have begun
to come in Just as they have other years. Perhaps you are one of the
little folks who has already written. If you are, your letter is already
on the way. If you havent written yet there is plenty of time If you begin
right off today. "
If you have written before, yon know how to address it: If you have
never written, JuBt address the envelope to Santa Claus, care of SOME
GOOD FELLOW, Washington Times Office, Washington,' D. C.
NOW LET'S HEAR FROM EVERYBODY, from the grown-ups who
want to help, and from the little folks who have some message for
Santa Claus.
Bishop Tuttle Says They Now
Control Four-Sevenths of Ac
tivities of Human Race.
ST. LOUIS. Dec 1. Declaring that
women already have too much to do.
Bishop Daniel Tuttle, presiding head of
the Episcopal Church In the United
States, today .went on record as opposed
to woman suffrage.
"Women are already predominant In
four-sevenths of the activities of the
human race the home, school, soclew,
and the church," said Bishop Tut tit,
"and I see no reason why they should
be called upon to take a hand In the
other three-sevenths business, govern
ment and war."
Fair tonight and Saturday; tempera,
ture tonight above freezing.
8 a. m 33
9 a. m 39
10 a. m 40
11 a. m 42
13 noon 44
1 p. m 46
2 p. in,., 48
8 a. m;
9 a. m,,
10 a. m
11 ii. m
12 noon (In sun).
1 p. m On sun)..
2 p. m (In sun)..
Today High ililc, 3:33 a. m. and 6:59
p. m.; low tide. 10 a. in. and 10:43 p. m.
Tomorrow Hlch tide, 4:28 a. m. and
4:19 p. m.; low tide, 10.47 a. m. and 11:55
li. m.
Sua rises 7:00 l Sun icts i:Zi
vonsumers West of Rock Creek
Will Now Have to Pay Only
Eighry-flve Cents.
Today the price of gas In Georgetown
for Illuminating, heating, or cooking
purposes la 85 cents a thousand feet
Yesterday it was J1.2S, and George
town people are rejoicing.
In the beginning the gas companies
divided Washington, the Washington
Gas Light Company taking all territory
east of Rock Creek and the Georgb
town Gas Company taking all that sec
tion known as Georgetown. vlth all
territory to the north.
Finally the Washington Gas Light
Company took over the Georgetown
company, In so far as the charter of
the latter company would permit. It
has been a stubborn annex, with direc
tors hard to drive and offering more or
less opposition to the guiding hand of
the boss concern.
While the cost ,of gas was reduced to
a dollar, to 90 cents, and to 83 cents In
Washington, tlia Georgetown patronB
continued to pay 11.25 with regularity.
True, thoy made complaint: citizens'
organizations objected, but the George
town enmnnnv wn Tint n 11 mn....
'maker. It has paid dividends to sham-
i holders, has been a big borrower of
, monoj from banks, and will soon issui
a few bonds for the purpose of taking
u(j nits lumiH.
Last year's net result was a surplus
of something HUo J 19 after the year's
expenses hud beuu paid.
Administration Determina
tion Seen By Politicians
In Magazine Article.
President Takes Credit for Cor
poration Tax and Blames
Enemies for Failures.
That the National Administration
.Is determined from this time forth
to pursue more vigorous and bitter
methods In fighting the Insurgents
than ever hare been employed be
fore. Is tho conclusion drawn by
politicians who have been studying
the President's interview In the cur
rent Outlook.
While the Interview Is given in
the guise of a statement, by the
President, of his own view of the
achievements of hlB Administration,
Its frequent references to the culpa
bility of the Insurgents In connec
tion with undesirable accomplish
ments or regrettable failures In leg
islation, gives It a tone that is
especially .hostile to that element
Replies Due.
That there will be replies to this ar
ticle, In print and from the floors of
Congress and before the coming; session
Is very old, is intimated In various quar
ters today. It was pointed out that the
President, throughout, manifested rather
a cheerful amlllablllty toward the Dem
ocrats, while toward the Insurgents he
was bitter In the extreme.
Tho ..insurgents, coma in for a large
share of blame In connection with tariff,
legislation, but none of thorn, when sod
today seemed to be at all concerned
about this. They Inclined to smile and
assume that the country had Its mind bo
well made up about tariff and the dis
tribution of responsibility for the Payne
Aldiich measure, that no serious mis
takes were likely to bo mado at this
date. Moreover, tne President's recession
from his Winona speech stand, that this
wan "the best tariff ever passed,"
pleased both Democrats and Republicans
most aeciaediy.
But when the President came to the
railroad legislation of 1910. and set forth
a view which seemed to suggest that ho
considered the Insurgents had opposed
the best Interests of the country in that
connection, and had made It Impossible
to secure as good a measure as other
wise would have been passed, the Insur
gents were disposed to bo actively re
sentful. Thoy take tho position that the
bill which Mr. Taft sent to Congress at
that time was reactionary, dangerous
and altogether undesirable: whereas the
bill that was passed, made up largely
of Insurgent and Democratic amend
ments, was progressive and useful.
Where Credit Comes In.
But, It was explained, the President
for a long tlmo has been trying to ap
propriate the credit of this measure to
himself. That he now denounces the
progressives for opposing the desirable
features and trying to Include danger
ous ones, 1s rather more than the
equanimity of the antl-Taft Republicans
can assimilate. The menace of two or
three speeches on this wholo subject,
calculated to draw the factional line
closer and to answer alleged misrepre
sentations of the President, was
whetted by the recent expression of the
The Outlook Interview conceded that
the Payne tariff has imperfections, and
recedes from tne assertion tnat it is
the "best ever." The President admits
that the Winona speech was not a very
careful utterance; It was written be
tween stations while traveling, ho says,
and If ho had It to make over he would
leave out that "best ever" encomium.
But he thinks It was good, anyhow,
and among Its excellent features lists'
the corporation tax provision, now rais
ing $28,1)00,000 a year revenue, and which,
he points out would raise two or three
times as much by the very simple, easy
and obvious procedure of multiplying
the rate of tax by two or three.
The failure of the Administration to
get particular things the public wanted
are chiefly laid up to Insurgents, In tho
President's analysis. Mr. Plnchot Is
named In connection with failure to get
the lumber duty reduces. Sir. La Fol
lette comes In as one of the reasons for
not getting the paper duties down far
ther than they are. In fact, as viewed
(Continued on Page Fifteen.)
Last Minute News Told in Brief
BERLIN, Dec. l.-Slxty thousand
metal workers have been locked out by
their employers, and the industry Is
practically at a standstill. Many of
the establishments Involved compete In
American tool trade. Representatives
of the men are meeting with a com
mltteo from the employers In an ef
fort to reach a settlement.
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 1. John L. Lee,
distinguished criminal lawyer of Vir
ginia, has arrived 'here to prepare for
the defense of the Rov. Clareno V. T.
Rlcheson, charged with murdering Avis
Unncll. The trial opens January 18.
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American Backed Firmly By
Teheran Parliament
Against Russia.
sla has ordered an adranm nt Imnm'
jto the Persian rpn tie Indicating
last sac intends to force the ac
ccptance of her ultimatum.
TEHERAN, Dec. l.-Oreat Britain
this afternoon sent a messago to tho
Persian government, urging that Rus
sia's demands for the expulsion of W.
Morgan Shuster. tho American treasurer-general,
be accepted.
The parliament Is standing firmly by
Mr. Shuster and this afternoon again
refused to order his expulsion.
As a result of tho tangle over Eng
land's and Russia's opposition to the
conduct of the American treasurer-general,
the foreign minister tendered his
resignation today. The latter Is firmly
convinced Russia and England are deter
mined to obtain large slices of Persian
territory and ho stepped down feeling
that he would be unable to satisfy the
Persian people In the face of tho power
ful opposition that Russia and England
urc placing In his way.
Shuster, Upheld In
Persia, Is Marked
For Assassination
TEHERAN, Dec. 1. Tho streets of
this city today vcro the scene of a
bitter anti-Russian demonstration fol
lowing the action of parliament In
refusing to agree to Russia's ultimatum
demunding the expulsion of W. Morgan
Shuster, tho American treasurer-general
of Persia.
Parliament's rejection of the Russian
ultimatum Is believed to be the fore
runner of grave eventualities.
Repeated attempts have been mado to
assassinate Mr. Shuster, whose support
ers assert Russia has placed a price
on his head. Numerous arrests In plots
to slay him have been made and ihe
authorities are endeavoring to secure tho
names of those inspiring these attempts.
Mr. Shuster lu under guard constantly.
Educated Persians assert that salva
tion for their country rests alone with
the young American minuter of finance.
Shuster Defies Russia,
Saying Intimidation
Will Not Swerve Him
Asserting that Russlu's demand for
his dismissal is actuated by his refusal
to officially recognlzo that country's so
called sphere of influence In northern
(Continued on Eleventh Page.)
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 1. Tho
'Governors' Special" arrived hero at 8
o'clock today, and tho Western execu
tives were Immediately taken in chargo
by a reception committee and kept
busy attending luncheons, receptions,
and other functions until late this af
ternoon when they left for Buffalo.
Gov. Taskcr L. Oddle, of Nevada, Join
ed tho touring executives here.
TROY, N. Y-, Dec. l.-Charles S.
Krancls, editor of the Troy Times and
former ambassador to Austria-Hungary,
died suddenly today
in MkMe's Store
Joseph Prochuska, Alleged
Housebreaker, Makes
Sensational Flight.
Wearing a pair of overalls an, with
a blanket wraoned trn'unii hin ntimitHov.
JooeDh Prochuska. ullaa TrnlrV n -RnJ
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jiuiukju, wiiojko umcoverea on pctoner
Schalck, 1417 Massachusetts aveniio
northwest, and arrested after an excit
ing chase at the point of a revolver,
today made a sensational escape from
the Washington Asylum.
Prochuska was last seen traveling
toward 'Mile woods along tho Eastern
Branch, and, although tho guardB and
attendants, assisted by a squad of po
licemen, soon wcro on his trail, he had
not been found at a late hour this after
noon. The police believe the man succeeded
In getting across the river, ond now Is
working his way toward southern Mary
land. Armed When Arrested.
Prochuska Is believed to be the man
who also got Into the home of the Right
Rev. Alfred Harding, bishop of Wash
ington, but was frightened away be
fore ho had an opportunity to steal any
thing. The bishop's houso Is only a. few
doors from the homo of the Rew Mr.
Van Schalck.
When arrested he was armed with a
loaded revolver, and, although the po
lice believed him to be a professional
second-story man," the police Burgeons,
after an examination, decided that he
was Buffering from some mental trouble,
and sent him to the Washlntgon Asylum
Story 'of His Escape.
With about twenty other patients,
Prochuska was going through a cor
ridor on the second floor to take a bath,
when he made his dash for freedom.
There Is a long corridor leading from
tho ward to the bathroom. About mid
way In this corridor Ig a flight of nar
row steps leading to the first floor. The
men were marching along in single file,
and when ho- reached the stairway Pro-
'ill.'nh'i maT? VU.ve ?d ra "1 of the
building. He had gained a good lead
bcTore an alarm could be given. Police
all over the District were Instructed to
maintain a sharp lookout for the fugt-
Denies Robbery Intent.
Prochuska declined to give the police
any explanation for entering ih ti
Mr. Van Schalck's home, except to deny
mat lie had any Intention of committing
robbery. Ho said that he would, have
no object In stealing anything, as ha
had plenty of money, offering In evl
fence $72 found In his pockets,"
Before the ProchUHka's case was in
the Pollru Court, the police t-urgeons had
him sent to the asylum for examination
Although he had been there more than
on his sanity by the physicians at tho
NEW YORK, Dec. 1. Thomas Grace,
conductor, and Alfred Bann, motorman.
charged with negligence for the collis
ion of their trolley car and an Erie
train at Carlstadt, N. J V'ero held In
41.000 bond when presented In poltco
court pending a rigid investigation.
BERLIN, Doc. 1. Diphtheria is rag
ing In Berlin. Over 1,200 cases have
been reported in the last two months
with 1E0 deaths. Tho authorities claim
tho deaths are chiefly among tho poor
er people who refuse to obtain anli-tuxine.
Wilbur Patterson Identifies Suspect, Declar
ing Latter Had Package Wrapped
in Brown Paper.
New and sensational developments in the Micklo murder mystery
came this morning hen Wilbur Patterson, sixteen years old, of Bal
timore, positively identified James Smith as the man he saw in, the to-
bacoo store on Seventh street, on the night and at about the hour when!
Mr. Mickle was'murdered with a monkey-wrench.
Young Patterson states that the man he saw haft In his hand a pack
age wrapped In brown paper, and that it was the shape of a wrench. Re
describes the man'B clothing as Identical with the clothing supposed
to have been worn by the murderer, and similar to clothing which SmltV
is known to have worn.
This new witness Is believed by the police to be most Important to
the case they are preparing, with the co-operation of the District At
torney's Office, against Smith, for presentation to the grand Jury, as ex-
cluslvely reported in The Times yesterday.
This new witneeB In the case will bo
taken before the District Attorney this
afternoon and his testimony against
Smith taken in writing.
It Is probable that with this fresh
and definite Identification of Smttn.
positively linking him with the murder
of Mr. Mickle, the case will be hurried
before the grand Jury in an Indictment
secured, if possible.
If the boy's testimony can be corrob
oratedand dctectl'.es who have in
terviewed the boy ray they think Is
can tho police believe that whatever
mystery remains In the Micklo murder
case has been cleared up.
Pattemcn was taken to the Jail by a
Central Office detective. At doxen pris
oners were lined up. The detective
told the' boyTto pick out the man he
sawn-'afJckle'iJfstore.'- ' ' "- -k
"Therar.fwHn'v saldvPatterson,- point
ing at' Smith. - ' . ., - y
Says He Is Positive.
'I am absolutely sure he Is the same
man," said Patterson to a Times re
porter, after he left tho Jail. "I am
certain about It. He had a little mus
tache when I saw him Just now In Jail,
hut that didn't throw me off the track.
I would know his face even If he had a
full beard. It Is the kind of a face
you will remember.
"The detectives and people ut the Jail
will tell you I knew Smith as soon as I
got a glance at him. The others In the
line didn't make me hesitate a second."
From the Jail Patterson was brought
to headquarters, whero he was ques
tioned by 'Inspector Boardman, chief of
detectives, and later he was taken to
Major Sylvester's office for fuither ex
amination. From headquarters the boy
was taken to the district attorney's of
fice to make a statement, which will ue
put In writing.
"On the Thursday night In question,"
Patterson said, "I stopped In front of
the 'tobacco store to see what time It
was by the clock on the wall. I saw a
man, wearing a sombrero, a long brown
raincoat, and carrying under his arm a
package covered with brown paper, re
sembllng a hammer. I saw film but a
moment, when he hurriedly walked
toward the door and stopped. I .Tiinvd
southward on' Seventh street to No.v
York avenue. I stopped there for a
few minutes for no special purpose,
when presently I saw the' same man
come down Seventh street to New York
avenue and go out that thoroughfare to
Sixth street, where he v,as met by a
woman. The pair boarded the first u:t
bound electric car which passed.
Takes Interest In Case.
"I thought no more of the matter
until In ralttmore the other day I
Heard the mysterious murder discuss
ed. I heard a frlenl 'give a dlscrlptlon
of tho suspect Smith and I ton con
fident that he is the same man whom I
caw In the store on tho night of the
Patterson says that on the day fol
lowing the discovery of Mlckle's body
in the tobacco Btore, he was forced to
return to his homo In the Monumental
city becauso of sickness In the family.
He had not at that time heard of the
murder. Two deaths In his own family,
he said, prevented him returning to
Washington after he heard of the mur
der, until today.
Patterson applied at Police Court
building this morning for a permit to
go to tho Jail to view Smith. Deputy
Marshal Reed took him In charge, heard
the young man's story, and notified Po
lice Headquarters. Central Office De
tective Howlett Induced the boy to ac
company him to headquarters, where
his tale was told to Copt&ln Boardman.
SaYs He's Homeless Now.
Patterson says he Is homeless now be
cause of the death of both his father
and his mother. He came to Wash
ington for the dual purpose of obtain
ing emplovment and tt-t-tlfyinc in the
murder jase. Whathtj the police plnco
much credence In hln story la not
known. They are giving It a, thorough
lnventl?atIon. however,, and Patterson
will llkelv be held as an Important wit
ness In the case.
Reformatory Reports.
When the Chicago police Identified
tho pictures of James Smith as those of
John Kubusta, wanted In Chicago for
two murders, they Informed the Wasn
lngton police that Kabusta had previ
ously been confined In the Illinois re
formatory at Pontlac. In reply to in
quiries made by The Times, R. A.
RuBselL general superintendent of that
Institution, today wired The Times as
We have looked up our records,
but we could not And a boy by tho
name of "JCabusta." We had a boy,
No. C,U8, Olk-jvlck, who nan called
"Cabbage" by the Inmates whllo ho
S?i, here- . He, was received from
Cook county for robbery May?
1904. and paroled July 6. Ifl09
Roche Is Questioned.
hii", tho !lop'a ot ProvnK that Smith,
held for the assault of Morris Bennett,
was not at John Walker's home on the.
night of the Mickle murder, a clue was
run down today that early in the even-i
lofnmI ha bn in Ed Roche's sa
dx? a?- 8ect nort''eat. When seen
be8enP,naChCbp,aceS.aW 8mUh " 4
"The Walkers and Britt have been in
sJnHaVSm th.but.l cannot, say when
Smith was In here last." t ,
titthKiZ!Deli "Vf 2 CaPlalnbater
Stout To BeTrfel. ''
Wilis! YT. Stout, the Newport New'
mechanic brought to Washington ..sev
eral days ago to tell what he knows)
about James Bmlth, his formerjsom
panlon, with a view of assoclatlnjs
Smith with the murder of Wjriiam H.
Mickle. will be tried in the Ualted
States branch of. the Pojfllce Court,
next Tuesday, stout Is , Charged with
having Btolen a revolver' from William
Anderson a south Washington wood
.ia Anderson lstho complaining
According to the- eantral office detec
aV'.w.u wenyt0 Newport News fof
Fn?iJn'Jh?HreY..lver wh,ch- Anderson af
terward Identified as the one stolen;
from him, was found in Stout's pos
session, j
Anderson formerly was the employe!
SLSkV" SeveraL WPs "So Stout and
smith disappeared, simultaneously with
a revolver, two monkey wrenches, and
one or two- other smaller articles. The1
police are trying to show.that the mon
ify wrench with which rMr. Mickle was)
killed, was stolen from Anderson, and
aT,tryln.1 to c0ect Smith with thri
murder, through the medium of the
wrench. s
Identifies Britt.
Walter Costello, proprietor of a saloon
at Sixth ami O streets northwest, was
positive today of his identification of
Lawrence Britt as one of tho two rasa
who were in his place early on the
trlday morning following the Mlckl
.M ,90stel, wa" "hown a photograph
of Britt and the Walker brothers; ahS
without a moment's hesitation declared
hat J ivn8 P8lvei that Britt was
tne man who was In the place
"t think that this In the other man,"
said Mr. Costello, pointing his Angle
to the likeness of Cleveland Walker
but I am not sure of him. The man
closely resembled him. and had on si "
sombrero hat, coat, collar, and tip.
slightly different appearance."
Police Confident
Stone Knows Nothing
Of the Mickle Case
The police do not believe that Dudley
Plone, ,vho yesterday declared that ho
killed William H. Micklo. had nnythlnjj
to do with tho chfo. Stone apposred at
the Ninth precinct station Thursday
morning, utatlng that he wanted to bo
locked up, and Irtlstlng that be was
MlL-klo's murderer.
Stone was Identified by one of tho
nurses at tho Washington Asylum Hos
Iltal an a man who had been treated
there sevcrul times.
Stone's ttstcr said today that he went
to work as usuil yesterday rcnrnlng.
going to the grocery store of his uncle.
The unrle s-nt Stone home again, as
the young man acted queorly when' be
arrived nt the store. Young 3tone did
tiol go lioiie as dl'ected, however. Knd -ihe
famhy was unowure of hU whore. '
uboutB urlll a Time reporter told them
of his appearance ut the police station.
During the week of November JS
when the murder was committed, Store
cume home every I Ight fron work And
ppent the evenings with his motheiac
cnrdlng to the statements of his alitor.
Sho declared he could not possibly he
connected with tho murder.
Stone is the oldest of a family of flvo
children, and lives, with his two broth- ,
ers and two sisters, at his father's
home on C street. ,
"Drinking always has affactcd my
brothtr'B mind," said his sister. "When
ne used to take moiphlne ho was worse.
But three months ago, when papa sent
him to the Washington Asylum Hos
pital, hf told him be must stop using
the drug or keep away from home.
Since then he has stopped the mor
phine," The slrter ssM that Ptono was drink
ing Wednesday nlgrt. and that ho did
not seem quite rational when ho left
home to; work yesterday.
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