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VOL. XXXV. NO. 77.
One Man Saturday Afternoon
Secured Five Hundred Sig
natures in North End Shops
And on Streets.
Widely Known Comedian Suc
cumbs After Suffering a
Long Time.
Joseph Revalee of Conners
ville, Formerly of Milton,
Finally Forced to Back
Down to Grim Reaper.
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
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."
(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.
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
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
Action Taken by Commission
ers in Providing Cottage for
Care of Insane Approved by
Amos Butler.
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
"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."
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.
And as a Resuit of the Probe,
It May Find an Echo in Bill
Presented to the Next
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
And Names of Forty-six In
jured Are Listed Now at
Webbwood, Can.
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
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.
Believed That Two of Four
Train Robbers, Hiding in
A Box Car.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
And Secure Seven White Wit
nesses, a Bunch of Booze
Bottles, to Support the
Charge to Be Filed.
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.
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
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