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THE AUG US, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1903.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1S14
-on d avenue. Rock Island. XIL En
tered at the postofflce aa eecond-clas
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TEIIMS Dally. 10 cents per week.
Weekly, II per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No sur n articles will be printed
ever fictitious signatures.
Corrpondnee solicited from every
township la Rock Island ceunty.
Thursday, Nov. 23, 1905.
Jim Jeffries ehoIares lie would not
play foothul; for $1.'mm a minute he
could not stand the knocks.
l.at-st ad in the Commercial World
life insurance ureside-nts marked
down from $Zik'" to $75. , one to
a customer, while they last.
The president has derided to hand
nt r the New York patronage to Tom
1'lart, leaving Odeli out. of the account.
Odeli is ji dead one and Piatt can not
live a great while longer, ami probably
the president figures that the agony
must WKjn be over.
It is a pathetic picture which (lov.
Dotigla.- gives of the distress of Massa
chusetts industry, which he attributes
to the Ditiglcy tariff on raw materials.
Hut Massachusetts can hardly expect
free raw materials while enjoying all
the bneflts of !ing!ey protection on
Thirty-five thousand peopb" will .see
the football game in Chicago Thanks
giving and it would lie :.ro.tin0 if there
were room for all who want to attend.
Ieople who do not understand the
game a little bit will pay $2 for the
privilege of standing tip while they
look on. probably going on the theory
that they will have no difficulty in ap
preciating the strenuous port that has
hetn hi exf nsi vel; v advertised.
W. K. Humphrey, who was e le-cted
grand muster of the Illinois (Jran.l
lodge. Independent Order of Odd Fel
lows, at Springfield yesterday, is a
member of the Cook County Iodge of
Knglewood, Chicago encampment, aud
Canton Alexander. He organized
Cook county bulge and was its first
prit-ilent. Mr. Humphrey l'oi.iuied the
journal, the Illinois Odd Fellow, in
94. and was its editor until a year
ago. He is a Mason and a member of
the Chicago I'tvss club.
I'uifed Stales Senator Thomas C.
I'latt. who Tuesday testified before the
legislative investigating committee
that the three big insurance -e-mp:inies
were in the habit of contributing to the
republican campaign committee, nam
ing specific amounts that they had
contributed through him. had In t n the
republican "ta.-y boss" for many years,
until deposed by e.xCov. Udell two
years ago. Horn at Oswego. 12 years
ago. he began his public career in lj'.t
lis clerk of Tioga county. Since ihcti
he has held innumerable offices, among
tlu in iiii'iiiln r of the lower house of
congress 1x7;; to IS77. aud president
board of quarantine commissioners.
I.S.SO ISS.S. In 1NSI he was elected to the
I'nited States senate, and in the same
ear resigned with Senator Uoscoe
Coukling. In 1VJ7 he was again elect -'d
to the senate. sue-e-e-diug himself in
19Uj. He has been president of the
I'nited States Kxpress company since
co interference from competitive out-
Tbe IloMian Ontlook.
While the agitation 'and unrest
which pervade Russia are universal
and would naturally seem to call for
identical treatment everywhere, there
are so many races with such differ
ent ideals and aspirations, and such
widely varying conditions to deal with,
that it has been impossible so far for
Count Witte to hit upon any plan suf
ficiently satisfying to a large enough
number of ieople to bring about the
restoration of tranquility and confi
dence. The grand ducal coterie and the
bureaucracy are openly opposed to the
concessions the czar has granted. The
student and educated doctrinaire class
demand much more than he has been
willing to yield, the small middle class
of merchants and traders are averse to
anything that makes disturbance and
stand uncertain which way to turn,
so far giving adhesion to no party, and
the jieasants seem to le wait
ing for some one to drive them.
So it happens that Count Witte finds
li'tie sympathy or support in the com
plicated and most difficult task he has
undertaken of creating and setting in
operation a new government in Russia,
for that is what it amounts to. That
he feels keenly the need of support
is apparent from the modifi
cation he has felt called on to make
in the provisions adopted as to suf
frage. It was agreed to limit it, care
fully confining it to those who have
sufficient property and education to
give them an Intelligent and conserva
tive interest in matters political and
qualifying them to have a voice in
the country's affairs. Now, on the de
mand of the radical and revolution
ary element. that manhood suf
frage, so-called, is a panacea for all
the ills of .state, he has put that into
his program in what appears to have
been the vain hope of conciliating
t he m.
The situation of Poland seriously
complicates the whole problem. There
has never been a people, who, in spi;e
of overwhelming odds and long dis
couragement, which might well have
become despair, has so persistently
clung to its national ideal, though its
realization has long seemed impossible.
Now, when nations are being lxrn
in a day, Finland getting back her
old constitution and autonomy and Nor
way becoming wholly independent, it
is natural that retiewed longings for
liberty should stir Inland. If Count
Witte couii dea! with her independent
ly he might be- disposed to go as far
as he has with Finland, theuigh the
casein are epiite- diffe-reut, but unfortu
nately Cermany and Austria have Po
lish territory and Polish subjects and
have no purpose eir dispe)sitlon to loos
en the'ir hold on the-m. Consequently.
to avoid friction and complications
with them. Count Witte must steer a
course which they approve if, and this
nece ssity has led already to the' inaugu
ration ef rigid repressive measures. To
make? real liberty prevalent through
ou Knrope if. is quite possible f!( r
niany and her autocrat will have fe re
ceive a heavy jolt.
Meanwhile conelitions in Hussia at"
exce-e (lingly mixed, new outbreaks are
reported almost daily, and the hope if
tranquility and good government
e-meing from uncertainty and confu
sion iloe-s r.eit se'vni quite as rosy as it
did. Not by any means that it has
bee'ti abandoned, and in -stiite- jf the
horreir the- Jewish massacres have
arouse-d. e-very government should do
anything possible to hold ut Count
Wine's hands and see him through.
Humanity demands it. Hut should he
fail the horrors we have witnessed so
far would seem insignificant in com
parisem with what is certain to happen.
Time for Congress to Act.
It may be that before the liock Island
arsenal agitation is settled it will be
found that the only remeely lies i.i
congre-ssieenal investigation jf the
ordnance department ef the' army,
not only as regards its general olicy
wbieh is threatening the- turning ef ail
ordnance industries into the hands of
privatcceiuiractors.but of the conduct of
arsenals so far as it pertains to the
employment of Ia!er. Such an investiga
tion should be thorough, xy.-te ma tic
and coinp.cte. If the- workmen who an
in the ,., ronu nt's employ are- no;'
sat.-fd i' j-hou'.d be ascertained
whether or not theie is reason'
for their grievance. If Rock
Is Und ar.-tnu; Is to hae p)ied to it
the most abhorrent appellation known)
to the labor werld. it is the duty of
congress to vindicate what should be
the pride of the nation so far as ar
mament manufacture is concerned. If
the ordnance department is making a
farce ef whai congre-ss has erdered as
reasonable and jut treatment of la )
bor. congress ees it to itj-elf a well
as to labor to see' that the properly pre-j
scribed ihiIicv ire rightly executed. j
If i.vte contractors are exerting
an undue iniluetice not only in divert-,
iug fmi i t'f arsenals for private gain.'
fruch in-iu: .r as naturally belong to
the arsenals, but in dictating the wage
syfUti, congress should establish
once end for all that tbe government is
to set the race and scale in all fair re
lation with tkilltd labor, and penait;
Finest l ighiintc Machine in World.
The new battle ship Virginia, whie-h
has just lowered the t-pee'd reeord for
her class by covering n. mile at the
rate' ef l'J.71 knots per hour In her
pre-liminaiy trial ejff the Maine coast,
is one of the1 five first-class battle ships
erd red by congress in lsyy, and
claimed by naval experts ti be tbe fin
est fighting machines in the world. The
Virginia was built at Newport News.
Va.. and was launches! April 5. 1904.
She is 433 feet King at load water line,
is 7 feet 2l inches in breadth, has a
displacement of about 15.oio tous, and
draws loaded T f-et. Her armament
is four 12-inch guns 4u calibers it:
length, tight 8-inch guns each 45-cali-be
rs in length, twelve 0-inch rapiti
tiie guns, twelve' .'-inch rapidfirers. 12
three-oundors. semi-automatic; eight
one-jiounder. heavy automatic: two
llo-caliber machine guns and six C0-ca!i-ber
Colt automatics. Her defense con
sists ef a complete water line belt of
In Gases of. Hcciaent
Sprains, Dislocations and other
mishaps, use at once
Anchor Pain Expeller
It soothes, heals and comforts.
Keep it always in the house and
be sure to get the genuine with
our trade mark, the anchor, on
All druggists sell it, 35 and so
F. AO. RICHTER e CO.
215 Pearl Street, New Yerk.
DAILY SHORT STORY
MET ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
The? tattle vas over; the last volley
bad been Creel; the last leetoui been
borue away uu tbe cold winter wind.
A cessation in the firing was followed
by tbe cries eif the wouneleM. The lives
of some were ebbing away who knew
that if they could get a surgeon they
might live. Otbers xvould give up life
and hope of returning home for a swal
low of water. All over the field the dead
and dying were mingled, the dead wait
ing burial, the wounded waiting re
moval. Two wouuded offle-ers lay side by
side. They hael never met before, but
now a common misfortune bad made
them friends. Captain Eliot Noble was
seriously though not mortally wound
eel; Lieutenant Mark Preston bad a
ve-ry slight chanee for his life. The
former was striving to keep hope? alive
In the latter.
'Rejmember." said Noble. that at
home there are these who are praying
that you may come back to them."
"There is but one who will pray in
my case, ami she will probably pray,
if she prays at all, that I may never
return. She married me thinking the
man she Ioveel Lad gone back on her.
but she f;unel eut later that he haeln't.
It was all a mistake."
Noble sighed. It must le sad to be
elying and feel that fhe person who
should grieve fer you will le pleaseel
at your eleath.
"I elon't know who the man Is."
Preston continneel. "My wife would
never sjK'ak of him to me. and I never
even heard his name. I hope that as
h.mu as ho hears I've been thrown into
a trench he'll go and make her happy.
She's a g-nxl woman, and I'm no elog
in a manger."
It was getting lark. aud the eohl
was increasing. They e-ou!d hear suc-e-or
parties moving near them, but
yeuie so near that they could attract
Noble always kept in hi pocket a
little- flask containing an eighth of a
pint of whisky to 1k userel In just such
nu emerge-ucy as this. WLeu he found
that hs comrade was getting chilleel
with the coll he pulled bis flask and
put it to Preston's lips. Half the con
tents was all he would allow him to
elrUik, reserving the balance In e-ase a
rese'ue were elelaye-d. An hour later
the e'aptaiti elre'w the flask again aud
poured the balance' elown his cemi
rade's throat in an effort to restore
him to eons-iousness. Noble was by
this time' becoming himself benumbcel
through loss of blood and cold. Never
theless he ttok off his ove'reoat and
threw it over Preston. This was the
last act he rememlie'ifsl on the battle
field. When Noble awoke he was iu a tem
porary hospital, from which he was re-move-d
to a more e-oiumodious' one. ' As
soon as I10 g.t eut he wlshe'd to make
inouiries alout tbe man he had lie
frie'iidenl, but It ws Impossible sine
lie hid not tnken his name. All he
c:mld learn was that em the spot where
Ihey hal lain a tivnch had lie'eu elug,
and many lead had Ikhmi buricel In It
withfut any attempt to h-aru thedr
ielentity. Noble had no eloubt that his
oinrade had elie-d and be'e'n shoveleel
into the tre'in b.
Captain Kliot Noble Is a ve-ry bappv
mau. IIe is no longer in the army,
having bee-n a volunteer and mustereel
emt afte'f the e-lose of the war. He is
prosperous ia busine-ss, has married
and is happy in his marriage. His
wife, who was a widow, has inherited
a l welling from her first husband, and
iu this the family, consisting of bus
band and wife and u babe that lias
rece-ntly e-ome lo tbein, live.
One evening Noble and his wife were
sitting before a bright tire of logs.
The husband occupied an easy chair,
and tlu wife sat n one of the arms.
His arm was around her waist; her
arm resteHl 011 his shoulder.
Without a man had stolen up to the
window and was looking in at this
picture of connubial happiness. Fortu
nately for the looker em the shade hael
not ben'U drawn elown its full length.
Noble was sitting with his back to the
wlnelow, and the man outside could
only se-e that he' was a man. Hut pres
ently Noble arose aud turnenl bis back
to the fire, showing his foil fae-e. At
the moment his wife threw her arms
about his neck, kissed him aud went
out of the riMiui.
When the man outide saw Noble's
face he caught at the window sill.
When he saw the wife throw her arms
about her husband's nee k, be staggered
back and put his hands before his eyes.
Then he turned and walked away.
When Captain Noble anel Lie'utenant
Preston were found on the battlefield
each was identified an1 their names
put down on the lists lcing made up
of the casualties. Preston's name was
entereel as dead. Wheu. enrly the next
day, a trene h was dug tu-ar him and he
wa about to le thrown into It. a slight
movement in his throat was noticed.
He had the night liefore been saved
from dying eu the field by the whisky
and the overcoat of his comrade. This
he knew, and for mouths while linger
ing in hospital he was e-unstautf vow
ing that if he recove-reel Le woulel find
hia preserver and do what he might to
Show bis sense of the obligation. '
At last be was discharged from the
hospital, but was surprised to learn
that he was -onsidereeI elead. Rather
than go home he e.iucluelel to remain
for awhile among the dead. Might it
not change bis relations w ith his wife?
One night, hungry for a bit of hu
man sympathy, be went home. There
he tnvr that his wife's former lorer and
rrweDt husband was the man to wbora
he owed Lis ls. He Las teer idnce-
IS HELD TO GRAND JURY
Arthur Hanley. Whiteside County Man.
Denied Bail by Justice.
Arthur Hanley. the murderer of
Burton Mapes. of Prophet stown. has
been held to the January session of the
Whiteside county grand jury, without,
bail. His hearing was held It fore Jus
tice Mathid. of Prophetstown. and at
its conclusion the justice declared that
Hanley was entitled to no bail, and
would have to remain In confinement
until the grand jury acted upon his
case. He has been taken to Morrisem.
The autopsy developed the following
facts: : .The bullet which killed Mr.
Mapes almost instantly was fired from
a 32-calibre revolver. It entered the;
body from the left breast, severing the
main artery leading from the right
lung, having passed between the third
and fourth ribs. The ball was found
wedged between the third and fourth
ribs in the back.
Petition for Saloon License.
To the Honorable Mayor and Mem
hers of the City Council of the City uf
Rock Island, 111. Gentlemen: We. the
undersigned, owners of property on
Fourth avenue, between Twenty-first
.nd Twenty-third... streets in the city
of Rock Island. 111., within a ellstancc
of 300 feet both ways from No. 212:
Fourth avenue, hereby consent to and
petition your honorable body to per
mit Mr. Theodore Von Hecke to epen
anel coneluct a saloem at 2129 Fourth
Meyer and Oswald 00 feet; Charles
Oswald. GO feet; William Hubers. 90
feet; Emma Merk, CO feet; William
Kay, 30 feet; G. W. Hochow, 22 feet;
Robert Kusciimann, 30 feet; Mrs. Dor
othy Strate, 3o feet; Joseph Pearson,
CO feet: Joseph Gdger. CO feet; Kate
Byrnes. 22 Vi feet; James Carl, Go
feet; Mrs. IJ. Eckhart. W. P.. CO feet.
Ed T. Murrin, CO feet; George A. Dar
ling, CO feet; C. E. Evans, II. C. Lusk,
agent, 30 feet; total frontage, 795 feet.
Terrific Race With Death.
"Death was fast approaching," writes
Ralph F. Fernandez, of Tampa, Fla.,
describing his fearful race with death,
"as a result of liver trouble and heart
disease, which had robbed me of sleep
and of all Interest in life. I had tried
many different doctors and several
medicines, but got no benefit, until I
began to use Electric Bitters. So won
derful was the effect, that In three
days I felt like a new man, and today
I am cured of all niy troubles." Guar
anteed at Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug
store; price 50 cents.
Every Ounce You Eat.
Every ounce of fexxl you eat that
fails to digest does a pound erf harm
It turns the entire meal into poison.
This not only deprives the blo'-d of the
necessary tissue-building material, but
It poisons It. Koelol Dyspepsia Cure is
a perfect digestant. It digests the
food regardless of the condition of the
stomach. Relieves belching, heart
burn, sour stomach, indigestion, palpi
tation of the heart, etc. Sold by all
PLUTO J CONCENTRATED.
From French Lick Springs. Indiana.
A swift and si .re Bpeclfic for
Kidney and Liver Diseases.
Nervous Disorders and Chronic
Four tablespoonfuls in a cup
of hot water, taken regularly an
hoar before eating, will giva
prompt relief and soon cure per
manently. At all druggists,
I5c.,25c. and 35c. per bcttle
Fend for Illustrated DeHcriptivo
ltooklot. telliiiK all about tho
me'dicinal value of the water and
icnhin our 450 room French
l.ick Springs Hotel, the ideal
iiealth and Pleasure Kesort
FRENCH LICK SPRINGS HOTEL CO.
Thos. Taooart. French Lick.
Thursday, Nov. 23.
The KeiiiinK Suore-ss of Two liemis
rhere's. J. C. Stewart's Merry
THE TWO JOHNS
Opulent in MumIcuI NitiulirrM.
Ilrllliant ia Willy IiuloKur Matt-bleata
in Miprrb (.own.
I.atitchablr in Mluation nml liiuas
llapp in Itn ( al.
I'll II I'.'n . ".. a ml 7.r. e ents.
liaitTioN Cre am 1 0 u t. K 1 m ot e company.
Friday, Nov. 24.
Villirr anil I ir li i -
Oforye II. et-t.'in's Uig Lfoublu t?ic-c-
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN CO.
A M."UW I'roilurtlon.
Tile lUrnum f them all. I'nder the
.DiinHX'men( f Mr. Kil.tl- e5 m-ii.
wumen and ohildi'-n. I Jrc-ho-stra of 1
raLsH-iHns. Trv-liiK In u r-t.-ial trai.j.
Sooii- investiture ii p-o.it ive rrvla
tia. 20 ftMiacul.ir and ei laity urn-
.iti.n. lirand riioru of iu;-r-fi(-el-!nof.
Kaleid-iso"!'!'- visions if hit-ri-al
int-r-fts. Trie ierejrtical sensa
tion. The Man Wh" Kr-ed the SIhv: a
tribute tu Lincoln. Grant, Sheridan,
scerrr.an and l'Urla.
Ze rwlorrtl praiil' frwn I be rolton fc-ll.
MerliBK dnimiUr mat ut tmrmawlitmu
rti. ts- .twrl. The enadl
ret parade eer iin. Treo bands.
MCHT irc 10c "Ck; anct 5)c: mat
inee, 10c and Zsc. ilatiact t i p. nu
NOT SAFK WITHOUT
Dr. Richards Dyspepsia Tablets.
I can say with pleasure that Dr.
Richards Dyspepsia Tablets have
helpeil me wonderfully. I took them
according to directions and I am sat
isfied that they did me a great deal of
geod. They are
wonderful little tab
lets, ami I don't
think one is safe
without them. I
am fueling great
now, and am look
ing much bt-tter,
thanks to your mar
V. C. Whitney,
I'rovielence, K. I.
The motive power of the body is di
gested food. From it every piece of
our physical machinery gets its energy.
When there is lack of power, the
whole machine is weakened. No one
part can do its work as it ought.
A weakened body is susceptible to
all sorts of ills.
The Generator of this motive power
is the Stomach.
That is the organ then to keep in per
fect condition if we want health.
If you have distress after eating, if
you arc Nervous, subject to Neuralgia,
if you feel Listless and Tired look first
to your stomach, the generator of health
Restore Perfect, Natural Digestion.
Their first action is to digest what is
left by the weak stomach.
1 This not only gives the stomach a
rest, but the unusual amount of nour
ishment sent to the body through the
blood strengthens the stomach as well
as the other parts of the body.
The antiseptic properties of Dr.
Richards Dyspepsia Tablets render
harmless any waste material, preventing
In a short time the stomach is strong
enough to attend to business without
Then throw away your medicine
you are well.
Write for a free sample.
Price 50 cents for a large package.
Say Dr. Richards twice to the drug
gist. If he does not keep them, send
money direct to us and wc will see that
you arc supplied.
DR. RICHARDS DYSPEPSIA TABLET ASSOCIATION,
S3 and 03 Worth St., New York.
Di M ICt I O N CHAM BCHUN. K IN UT M. COMPAN w.
Saturday, Nov. 25.
The- 11 i 1 1 rinR e" nii- ( p-rii Sucetesa,
THE FORBIDDEN lAND
IS(iLk l !uy K. St.-e! ; music !y I'"re-1-
1 rii- C'liapin.
With I tic C iMiit-ellaii, Will II. lirelcr,
llir 0.rlKlKal ( text null (.rent
MtMiiit-il and ciistumcil witti lavish
spU inl'T ." I'foplo. Two ai Inatla of
rlt-r to 1. .".).
Dl ICTI ON CHAFI (CRUM.KINPT COflPAN V.
Sunday, Nov. 26.
Mnllnre nml NIkIiI.
Cre.-ati.rs of ttio I-iiiKhiiig Habit, Dixon
and Kieltls Submit
"Hans and Nix,f
A Krai ( uuirilr Set to Mualc
Iiaii' ts. Music, I're-tty Iircsscs, Pre-tty
Girls, and Ph-nty ct Fun.
l'Kie i:.S Matint-e-, 2jt: and 50c; night.
2."c, 5ui: and T'.e.
. .eoi snow (mix;.
Monday, Nov. 27.
ri iutiipti itit Tour of tin- AI iry. Musical
I;o'-k by Munis S. Silvi-r.
Musi,; l,y W. It. Wiilianirf.
'Ihf Mi 'Ilia I firlM Ihr Moor), It 11 1
I oil et lour Mnr'a Worth.
DIFFERENT FROM AI.L.THB OTHEKS
Popular I'ricca 25c, 50c. 75c; boxes,
John Volk & Co.
Dealers in single and double
strength Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hardwood flooring of all
Dealer In single and doubls strength
Window Glass, Polished Plate, Beveled
PiaU and Art Glass.
. 311 and 12J
eighteenth ttreet, "
The New Jewelry Store
NVe do ask veu to s
In our jVwe-Iry store. It
you'll buy you can in it
Atiot In-r Mirpri
exe-hisive ness of
coaxe-d into (In:
at nc-ce-HHlty im-
We elo not ask yon to buy o lr jewelry,
them. Our elesire is that you should believe'
deserves your confidence. When we net it
One jf the first surprise's will be the' low prices,
is the extent of the steicks. Still unother wil! be the
the lines. Vhejn you are shopping around, don't be
notion that a bit of sample shown in anothe r place
plies rarity, exclusiveness, superiority. They all talk that way. You'll
find the same things in scores of places, and anybody else can net
them just as well.
Then, again, another pleasant reflection, after a pure-base here,
will be that the price of what you bought has not been placurded in
windows and on counters. If you are a bit artlstie and fastidious ou
will enjoy brejwsing along our counters. We started in to ive IC . k
Island a real jewelry store, and it is not invidious to tell you the wed
known truth, that the greatest, atore is here. No bae kward ste-p- ev
erything fresh, cle;an, nove l, almost e-very day adds some new charm -and
you'll enjoy the sparkling, radiant, scinl iliatinn galaxy ,,f diamonds
and crystal, twinkling and flzgigsing like ricochet ting pyrotechnics.
1707 2"- AVE
Rock Island, III.
The Kid luck bankx have; arrival, but in Justin to thoxc who iimi
too late for them sou veil Irs. they will only be Kiv.n with .urli.-4S'S . nd
repairing tie: amount ui purchase not (.nld-r-d.
Winter Tourist Rates
'IV . Ttk T 4 it
1 exas, incw ana uju iiexico
Tie kets on sale daily throng hou' the: winter big reduction frmi
the regular rates.
As the return limit Is June 1, 'J', you can stay all winte r, avoid
ing cold weather ceial bills doctors' bill-. e xpe nsive liTing.
Figure it out, consider the chances you take by Maying, and you L
find it a lot cheaper to ge.
There are many pleasant places to b: visited and comfortable ac
commodations to be had at very reasonable rates. Iok at a Kock
island map and nete the hundred-s of points in the Sunny Southwe st
within easy reach.
It will be a pleasure tej quote rates and tell you aliout R'e;k
Island train service.
F. H. Plummer,
C P. A.