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SUN-TELEGRAM. VOL. XXXV. NO. 77. RICHMOND, IND., MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2i, 1910. SINGLE COPV, 2 CENTS. Tj SHOP MEN START A MEAT BOYCOTT; A PETITION OUT One Man Saturday Afternoon Secured Five Hundred Sig natures in North End Shops And on Streets. PRESIDENT WILSON OF PRINCETON IS NERVY INSPECTION TRIP TO IOWA CAPITAL STARTED SUNDAY EZRA KENDALL DEAD NAME GOVERNOR FORT ON A COMMERCE BOARD REPUBLICANS OF INDIANA HOW Widely Known Comedian Suc cumbs After Suffering a Long Time. PERFECT HARMOIIY HE DODGED DEATH IN VIOLENT FORM AND DIED 111 BED Joseph Revalee of Conners ville, Formerly of Milton, Finally Forced to Back Down to Grim Reaper. THIS ACCOMPLISHED IN JUST HALF-DAY It Is Expected That by This Evening, When Man's Cam paign Ends, He Will Have 1,000 Signers on List. If you're stopped on the street and asked to sign a petition agreeing to abstain from the use of meat for a pe riod of thirty days, don's be surprised, for it is only an evidence of the stren uous campaign that is being waged in this city against the exorbitant price of meats and an indication that the meat boycott has become a stern reali ty in Richmond. This morning a man, who asked that his name be withheld, entered the Palladium office and stated that he was making an active canvass among Itie shops and persons whom he chanc ed to meet on the street, tor the pur pose of getting the men to sign a peti tion favoring the boycott. He 'showed Hie list of signatures. The man is a Khop employee, but was recently in jured and was forced to lay off for a few days. Not wishing to remain idle and being an ardent supporter of the meat boycott, he is endeavoring to bring this about by circulating a peti tion, to the effect that the signers will agree to give up meat eating for a pe riod of thirty days, or "longer if nec essary." Is Working Again Today. Saturday afternoon by visiting only a few shops in the north end and by stopping persons on the street, he ob tained about SOU- signatures to the pe tition. He declared that he was going to visit other shops 1n the north end today and that by night he expected to have fully a thousand names on the list. The instigator of the local meat boycott stated that he had expected to go to work tomorrow, but that if he v ere unable to do so, he would con tinue his campaign and was confident that by the end of the week he could have ,rt,0K signatures of persons agree ing to turn vegetarians for a few weeks. He stated that there was no reason why the boycott would not prove a success if enough persons could be induced to abide by the con tract. He declared that if people would do without meat for thirty days the price would necessarily have to be low ered and it is to this end that he is working. No difficulty whatever is experienc ed, he said, in getting people to sign the petition. All of them seem anx ious to sign, believing it to be the only logical method to establish cheaper prices in meats. The man asserted that one shop, on learning that he was circulating a petition to form a boy cott, requested that he visit that fac tory and get the signatures of the men employed there. Butchers are Confident. The butchers of the city however do not seem to be much alarmed over the prospects of a local boycott on their business. They declare that it is Impractical and that unless the move ment becomes general it will do no Kood whatever toward lowering the price of meats. They assert that they have no power to name the price, that the matter is in the hands of the trust, and when the butchers them selves are compelled to pay an ex liorbitant price they cannot afford to retail the meat below that price with out a heavy loss. "We are not in the business for pleasure," said one butch er. "I would like to see the price of jneats lowered myself, because it would mean more business for us. We butchers are perfectly willing to suf fer a boycott, providing it does any good, but there has to be some sys tem to It and a boycott in spots over the country will be time wasted." A PROTEST ENTERED (American News Service) Managua, Jan. 24. The Nicaraguan government has raided plantations owned by Americans, and a strong protest has been made to consul-general Olivares. The matter will be taken to the , state department at Washington. The searches are pushed actively in the government's frantic hunt for conscripts. Americans and Englishmen holding mine concessions have also been hard hit by hundreds of laborers being forced into the army. BUY A WATER PLANT The Jeffersonville Water Works Company, which was sold at public sale to satisfy judgment, was pur chased by Harry Starr of this city, and James Goodrich of Winchester. A premium of $7,756.65 was paid above the par value of the bonds which was 1200,000. President Woodrow Wilson of Princeton University, who at a recent banquet in New York, declared that New Yorkers are provincial and cen tered only in themselves. Mr. Wilson delivered his hot shot of criticism at 700 .bankers. He warned them of the dangers of a specialized point of view, from which affliction he believes the bankers of the country are suffering, lie also told them they had been sit ting still while the rest of the country had been on the move, and declared they had no interest in the develop ment of the country, their only inter est, being in ventures profitable to them. CHARITIES BOARD APPROVES OF THE PLANS OF COUNTY Action Taken by Commission ers in Providing Cottage for Care of Insane Approved by Amos Butler. PLACE OF LOCATION NOT YET SELECTED State Board of Charities Fav ors County Farm, But There Is Sentiment for a Location in the City. Approval has been passed on the plans prepared for the new insane cottage, to be erected by Wayne coun ty this spring, by the State Board of Charities, according to a letter receiv ed today by the county commission ers. The board of commissioners at the February meeting will probably deter mine on the location for the building and either reject, or accept the plans already submitted. However, it is very probable that the plans for the building will be accepted, as all who have investigated have found them ac ceptable in every respect. Want it Near Jail. The location of the insane cottage at the county infirmary meets with the approval of the' State Board of Charities, but there is a sentiment that the institution should be erected south of the county jail. Whatever action the commissioners take will be submitted to the state board for approval. Amos W. Butler, secretary of the state board, has writ ten the following letter to the com missioners: Letter From Butler. "We have had submitted to this of fice by Messrs. W. S. Kauffman and Son, the proposed plans for the new cottage for insane to be erected at the Wayne county poor asylum. We are very much pleased with the plans and specifications for this building. We understand it to be a two story brick, with stone trimmings, provision be ing made for eight patients and one attendant on the first floor and eight patients and one attendant on the sec ond floor, making a total of sixteen patients and two attendants. The walls are to be of brick, laid to a line and smoothly pointed and painted and that there will be no plastering. Also that narrow maple flooring will be used. We note that there is little pro vision for wooden finishing, which is wise. "Altogether, we compliment you up on the plans you have secured and hope that the construction of the building will be equal to the planning. "Do you understand that it is a rule of this board that a set of plans are to be placed on file in this office? Kindly arrange with the architects to have them do so." THE WEATHER. WEATHER State and local; gener ally fair tonight and Tuesday; warmer Tuesday. A Number of Representative Business Men of Indiana j Were in the Party as Guests Of Mr. R. G. Leeds. DES MOINES SYSTEM TO BE INVESTIGATED And as a Resuit of the Probe, It May Find an Echo in Bill Presented to the Next Legislature. The Indianapolis Star this morn ing gives the following account of the inspection party Mr. Leeds took to Des Moines yesterday in the private car Rainbow: The special car Rainbow, chartered by Rudolph (J. Leeds, editor of the Richmond Palladium, and son of the Millionaire, W. P. Leeds, left. Indiana polis yesterday carrying as Mr. Leed s guests a company of representative newspaper owners and publishers of the state, bound for Des Moines, la., for a study of the commission form of government in that city with an idea of looking to its adoption in Indiana cities. T. 73. Laycock, who. with A. F. Potts, was chosen to represent the Indianapolis Commercial club, missed the train and will join the party at Chicago or Des Moines today. Mr. Potts was unable to go. Members of the Party. Besides Mr. Leeds the members of the party were Wallace H. Campbell, secretary of the Federation of Com mercial Clubs of Indiana; James P. Goodrich of Winchester, republican state chairman: George B. Lock wood, editor of the Marion Chronicle; K. A. Miller, editor of the South Bend Tri bune: Charles K. Mavity. editor of the Lafayette Journal: W. M. Miller, edi tor of the Lafayette Courier; Edgar A. Perkins, editor of the Union, In dianapolis; Arthur Gleason, staff cor respondent of Collier's Weekly; A. U. Keesling, editor of the Logansport Journal; Carl Bernhardt, associate edi tor of the Richmond Palladium and E. II. Harris, private secretary to Mr. Leeds. Mr. Bernhardt has been a visitor in Des Moines before on the same errand and in view of his knowledge of the ground and the commission plan of government he is the center of most of the train discussion of the question. The plan of government uuder Mr. Bernhardt's tougue assumes the pro portions of an ideal city government, a government truly on "business prin ciples," with its ofticers directly re sponsible to the people, and readily punishable bv removal through the pe tition and recall. A saving of $200, 000 and a reduction of taxes were the result of the first year of government by commission in Des Moines. Subject to Impeachment. The commission is chosen by a non partisan primary and a nonpartisan election. At the primary election as many may enter as candidates for nomination as can qualify, regardless of party. At the primary election, without regard to party, the two high est are chosen to oppose each other for mayor, and the next eight become the aldermanic candidates. The may or serves as chairman of the commis sion, which numbers five, including the mayor, who has charge of a de partment just as do the other four members of the commission. Mr. Bernhardt says that the present mem bers of the commission are all old-line politicians. "But the system has made them be good," said Mr. Leeds, "as the record will show." Can Call Election. In event, the policy of any commis sioner at the head of any department is unsatisfactory, a petition signed by 20 percent of the voters can call an election. Upon the vote of approval or disapproval at this election the commissioner's future in office de pends, failure of the voters to approve his action acting as an impeachment. The purpose of the party headed by Mr. Leeds is to make a thorough in vestigation of the plan and make sug gestions to the next legislature if the plan is all that is claimed for it. T000LES GETS FINE Upon his plea of guilty in the city court this morning to the charge of stealing a pair of supporters from the clothing store of R. W. Hall on Main street, Saturday, William ("Toodles") Morrow was assessed a fine of $1 and costs to which an additional jail sen-; tence of 60 days was added. GRANTS A PETITION Judge Fox has granted the petition for the partition of real estate in volved in the case of Daniel S. Petty and others against Flora Sener and others, and Hugh Allen was appoint ed as commissioner to sell the proper ty. His bond is 115,000. STRICKEN IN FAR WEST Martinsville, Ind., Jan 24. Ezra Kendall, widely known a3 a humorist, actor and lecturer, died at 8:43 o'clock yesterday morning at the Martinsville sanitarium of bemorrhags of the brain, after an illness that dated from Dec. 10 last year, when he was strick en while playing in "The Vinegar Buyer" at Los Angeles. Mr. Kendall, who for more than thirty-five years has been before the public, but who attained note princi pally through his humorous sketches, only recently had purchased a four hundred acre farm near Cleveland, O.. and at the time he was stricken wa3 preparing to erect a summer home there. Mr. Kendall was taken ill with in flammation of the liver in the west, and grew worse so rapidly that he was obliged to cancel his theatrical engagements. Travels East With Nurses. With his wife, and under the care of two trained nurses, Mr. Kendall hast ened to his mother's home in Cleve land. He left Cleveland shortly after ward, and in the company of one of his young sons. Ferris, and a trained nurse came to Martinsville. Mrs. Kendall, worn out by the long trip, overland, remained in Cleveland. Mr. Kendall rallied quickly at the min eral baths. He rcstod easily Saturday night and Sunday morning appeared much im proved. While being given food ho askfi for ais son. A moment later he was stricken. The body was shipped to Cleveland for burial. Mr. Kendall, in addition to his widow and mother, is survived ly six children, two daughters and four sons. His last theatrical season was his twenty-ninth on the stage, lie was born in Allegheny county, Pa., forty nine years ago. At the age of 20 ho went on a "barnstorming" tour. Later he made a success in "We, Us & Co." at the Fifth Avenue theater, New York. For years he was a monolog ist of renown, but for the last eleven seasons he had used "The Vinegar Buyer'' as his vehicle. IHTWM ARE 'S And Names of Forty-six In jured Are Listed Now at Webbwood, Can. DINING CAR NOW RAISED DIVERS HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR HOURS AND ALREADY EIGHTEEN BODIES HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM A COACH. Sault Ste Marie, Mich., Jan. 24. The known dead in the Canadian Paci fic train that plunged through a bridge into the Spanish river near Webbwood, Ontario, now number thirty-one. The names of forty-six in jured have also been listed. The ill-fated dining car has been raised to the bank of the river. Four bodies were found in it. The work of exploring the first class day coach has been in progress for hours and eighteen bodies already have been taken from it by divers. One Denial Made. Railroad officials deny that car in spector Charles Carey and fuel in spector D. A. Mundy, who were re ported among the dead, were on the train. B. J. Walt, a rancher from Mon taua, was the fourth victim to be tak en from the dining car. His hands were locked and clinging to a hat rack. Mrs. Houde of Salt Ste Marie, was another dining car victim. POSSE AFTER THEM Believed That Two of Four Train Robbers, Hiding in A Box Car. EXPECT ARRESTS TODAY St. Louis, Mo.. Jan. 24. Two of the four men who robbed a Missouri Pa cific train near Eureka, Mo., Friday night, are believed to be locked up in a box car at Mattoon, Mo. A sheriffs posse has gone to bring in the men. C C, Ames, chief of the Missouri Pacific Railways' secret service, said the identity of the four robbers had been established and that all would be under arrest before night. Clews furnished b a sweetheart of one of the bandits and information given by a tie-hacker, who witnessed the holdup from behind a bush, be trayed the desperadoes. WRECK VICTIMS THE IRONY OF FATE IS AGAIN DISPLAYED Victim Was Shot, Beat Up, Hit By a Train, Injured by Har row and Dynamite, and Hurt by a Pitchfork. Death in a most violent form was lfillriit off fiv-o H valee, formerly of Milton, during his sixty-one years, but it caught him napping yesterday and he was found dead in bed at his home in Conners ville, death resulting from natural causes. His history, in respect to flirtations with the Grim Reaper, is certainly not equaled in Kastern Indiana and that he should die without his boots on, after so many hazardous accidents, only seems to emphasize the irony of fate. ' Milton and Washington township! seemed to be his hoodoo for three of his most serious accidents occurred while he was living there. His re-; moval to Connersville heli?d but lit tle in the disposition of the hoodoo. Injured by a Harrow. When a young man and employed as a laborer he was workinsr on tbe , roof of a burn, belonging to Klisha Hurst, placing a hay fork carriage in the apex of the roof. Loosing his balance, he fell to the ground, a dis tance of at least thirty feet and alight ed on a harrow. His injuries were very severe and for a time it was thought that he would not live. Recovery, however, was hasty and a nhort time later he went into a hay mow and fell out of it, onto a seven prong pitchfork; "15vefy 'prong- en tern ed his body. While his condition was serious, yet he recovered and was em ployed at blasting stumps. Several times he was slightly injured while so engaged. Shot by a Landlord. While living with his wife and chil dren in Milton.in a property owned by James Sipples, it is alleged that he failed to pay his rent. In any event, Sipples, it is said, became an gry at his tenant and visiting the home one day put a bullet through Revalee's body. The man lingered be tween life and death for several weeks as the bullet had penetrated the body dangerously close to the heart. Sipples was arrested and sent to the penitentiary and, it is said, served seven years for his offense. This was about eighteen years ago. Re valee soon afterwards changed his residence to Connersville. Struck by a Train. One day. about fourteen vpar am while driving through the country, he : w as struck by a Big Four train at ', Huber's Station. His horse was kill-i ed, the buggy demolished and he was ! hurled a distance of about 100 feet, j He was picked up unconscious, suffer- mg from cuts and bruises of a most : serious nature. However, life was not to be denied and he recovered. The man's body was covered with scars, the result of these accidents. However, one memento of his numer ous accidents, which he carried to the grave was a small silver plate in his skull. In a fight, his opponent struck him over the head with a heavy ob ject, so it is said, and the skull was fractured. Revalee's physicians' cut out the broken bone and replaced it with a silver plate. The deceased had been in good J healtn recently and his unexpected death was a great shock to his friends. He is survived by several children and other more distant relatives, some of whom live in western Wayne coun ty. The funeral arrangements have not been completed, but it is probable that burial will be in Cambridge City. A SUIT ON ACCOUNT Suit has been brought in the circuit court by Leonidas X. Cox and others against William Thistlethwaite. on ac count, demand $75. The plaintiffs aver that the defendant is indebted to them for horseshoeing done in and 1S0T. M'GREW IS BETTER The condition of William McGrew, who fell in front of the Garfield school building Saturday morning and cut a severe gash, in his head, is considera bly improved. Owing to the man's ad vanced age it was feared at first the injury might prove serious. McGrew has been janitor at the local high school for over thirty years and is a very well known man. k J - I V s T w Governor Fort of New Jersey, who has bttn named a m-inbT tf ih committee on resolutions introduced at the Governor's conference in Wash ington to define the jurisdiction of state and federal courts in matters.1 imolving interstate commerce. BLUECOATS RAID A HEGRO CAFE SATURDAY NIGHT And Secure Seven White Wit nesses, a Bunch of Booze Bottles, to Support the Charge to Be Filed. PR0FFITT DENIES HE RAN A BLIND TIGER And Witnesses Corralled by Police State They Brought Their Liquor With Them To Be Fought. An affidavit will be filed in the cir cuit court by Prosecuting Attorney Ladd. he states, charging Charles Proffit, colored, the owner of a restau rant on South Eighth street, with run ning a blind tiger in connection with his business. Proffitt has retained the services of Will Keller, and it is under stood that he will contest the case. The affidavit is the result of a raid made on Proffit's place late Saturday night, by the police. At about IIS o'clock Patrolmen Hebble and Long man entered the restaurant and, after notifying Proffit to appear in court Monday morning, confiscated about four dozen beer, whiskey, wine and champaign bottles, the large majority of them being empty, however. The names of seven witnesses who were in the restaurant at the time of the raid, were taken by the policemen. The "wet goods" were taken to police headquarters and will be used as evi dence for the state ih the case. It Caused Excitement. The officers' visit Saturday night oc casioned no little excitement. When the bluecoats and brass buttons enter ed the door, some one yelled, "the house is pinched," and with that an elderly gentlemen, who was engaged in partaking of a quiet little midnight lunch, it is stated, did a loop the loop through the nearest window and has not been seen since. The police hint that they have other charges which may very probably be brought against Proffit in event he en deavors to escape punishment for the charge already preferred. They de clare that they have been the recipi ents of numerous complaints recently because Proffit was purported to have been running a blind tiger in connec tion with bis restaurant. Chief of Police Gormon asserts that be bas a strong case against the negro and al leges that he will be able to prove by several witnesses that liquor was bought at Proffit's place. Denial by Proffitt. Proffit has no license to sell Iiqnor, and denies that he kept "wet goods" for sal? in his restaurant. He de clares that the liquor drank In his place is brought there by the custo mers themselves. He admits sending out and getting beer for hi3 customers 1 Continued on Page Two.), No Rows Caused by the Feder al Appointments Made by Senator Beveridgc Shows That Peace Reigns. NO TROUBLE BREWING AMONG THE LEADERS And There Is No Discord in the Various County Organiza tions These Conditions Very Pleasing. (Palladium po. i.tl) Indianapolis. .Ian. 2. There are i wo conditions right now which indi cate that the republican parly in In diana is in pretty god shape and that republican discord is a fable. The first of these- conditions is that so far as is known there has never been an objection consequence to any tf t'.ie fe.!-ral ;:rpiiniiueuts which havo been made on the recommendation of Senator Bevciidte. The other is that to far a.s is known with a very few exceptions harmony prevails in the county organizations. It is not apparent except to those who havn lvpn watching the Wash- ::,tt,n rcNrtH pretty cl.ily th.it Sen- ator Itoveridco aas made a good many of his ajoininitiits. Kvery day or H dUpaioh comes from Washing ton jinnonncinc the apiKiintnu nt vi t-eveial republican tost mast ei S. Are Made Piecemeal. Since thee arc made piecemeal and tint much spa- is given to them in the newpair3 they do not attract niue'.i attention. Hut they are Iieing made jut the same and the flgnifl c.tr.t port of it is that no complaints have been raise! against any or the apMiintiiieiits. at least no rcoorts of roniplHints have reached Senator lter- ridire's office and they probably would get there about the first place. Senator IteTeridgt's friends ' say" that they are not surprised that tho appointments are proving satisfac tory because the senator has put Ih days and days of hard work studying out the political condition in the dif fertnt counties and has taken np each case in an exhaustive way and after taking all conditions into consider ation has' tried to appoiut the most F-atisfactorr and best equipped man for the place. ptointtuents have not been made, they point out to satisfy any political rings or cliques and as a result the ople believing that the senator is inclined to be fair about it. have not been disposed to complain when there was some little thing that did not exactly suit them. No Splits Are Probable. County organizations are to be form ed in all of the counties within fho i-ext ten days and no rcort of any serious split bas been heard from any county. In fact the indications am that there is harmony among the rank and file. There has been much spec ulation as to what is the significance of the fact that eleven out of the thir teen district chairmen are to be men who have always been close to Sena tor Reveridge. The generally accepted theory is that the republican leaders understanding that Senator Deveridg is at the helm now wish him to have m organization which is entirely to his liking. Of course those who are inimical to the interests of the party like to say that Senator Heveridge has free sway because some of the republican leaders are of a .mind to "lay down" on him. Hut regardless of all of this s peco- . lation it is not seen how there can be much dissatisfaction among the rank and file when there are no contest over the county organizations. It L in the county organization that the rank and file rets busy and It Is. the rank and file that counts on election day and not the so-called leaders. R. G. Leeds Favored. It has been fcugsested that the fol lowing men be on the execntive com mittee of the republican state com mittee: James A. Hemenway. James E. Watson. Hoi Shideler, Winfleld Durbln. Charles Landis, Charles Remy. James P. Goodrich, George B. Lock wood, George W. Cromer. Rudolph Ieeds p.nd Charles W. Miller. It is ar gued that a committee of twelve would be about the proper size. Such plans are merely gossip however, which is floating around the hotel lob by these days and whether the com mittee will be framed up In that way is a question. AH of the men named above are In terested in the welfare of the republi can party but It is doubtful If ail of them will be able to give the time to take an active part In the affairs of the state committee. Mr. Goodrich for example is a very busy man. Ia addition to beln? receiver for the C, C. & L he and Harry Starr of Rich mond have just closed the deal for a water works plant In one of the larg er cities of tbe southern part of the state. There may be others among: those named who win be pretty badly tied np with business affairs. It Will Cause Trouble. According to reports made by demo crats who drift Into Indianapolis from .Continued on Face ovx.