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TO Mil Established 1865 55th Year No. 236 Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Wednesday, September 29, 1920 ILPA FLYWHEEL FLEW IN ALL DIRECTIONS When It Burst At Electric Light Plant and Killed Little Girl Juice Cut Off Manager George Fawkcs of the ' Kentucky Utilities Company, has been the busiest man in town by far since half past two o'clock on Tuesday morning when the big llywhecl at the electric plant burst, carrying death and 'destruc tion in its wake, Mr. Fawkcs pro bably hasn't had two hours' sleep since the accident, for he has la bored night and day trying to get tilings in shape to give his patrons lights and power again. Outside of the breaking of the big iiywheel, which put its en- the most serious damage done at the plant was the breaking of a big section of the main s"tea:n pipe which conveys steam from the boilers'to the generator en gines. The damage to this pipe prevented operation of the two auxiliary engines at the plant. Machine shops at Lexington were caned on and workmen were busy installing a new section of pipe at a very early hour Wednesday morning. The juice so necessary to many business plants In Rich mond including the Daily Regis ter was turned on about 10:30 Wednesday morning. Pieces of the big ily wheel which "ran off and "busted." are being found all over the west end of town. A piece of spoke similar to that which killed little Fanny II miter, was hurled through the roof of the addition to the Home Tobacco Warehouse, about as far Iitant from the plant to the east as the Hunter home is one west. The immense gaps in the roof of the electric plant show that pieces of the wheel flew in almost every direction. A new flywheel has been ordered from the makers of the big engine. Story of the Accident The little hand-bill "extra" set by hand and kicked off on a job press which was all that the Daily Register was able to issue in the way of a newspaper be cause of no current, told the fol lowing story of the terrible acci dent: A large fly-wheel at the plant f the Kentucky Utilities Co., at the intersection of Laurel street and the L. & A. railway, burst shortly after 2 o'clock Tuesday morning. It wrecked the ma chinery department of the plant, and a portion of the wheel passing tlin ugh the roof, was hurled to the home of Wallace ll. Hunter, more than a quarter of a mile to the west, where it. pierced the roof, shattered a bed and instantly killed Fanny Hunter, his ll-year-old daughter. It then passed on thru the opposite side of the house and imbedded itself in the ground a few feet from the house. . The wheel, estimated to weigh -UXX) pounds, plowed thro the top of the roof of the electric plant, carrying away a 10-inch steam pipe leading frcm the boilers. This resulted in a resounding escape of steam, which drowned the crash ing of the roof and tilled the en gine room. The wheel Hew to pieces a large portion being found along the railway track a block distant. Night Engineer J. M. Sharp stated he had just oiled the engines and stepped to the boiler room, when the wheel let go- Charles Daltou was sleeping on a table at the other end of the plant. iSoth were uninjured. Chief Engineer Orville B. Hill stated he left the plant shortly after' 9 o'clock Monday night and that Uhe engine was running ap parently in perfect order. lie gave it as his opinion that the only thing that could have caused the wheel to burst was the possi ble sticking of the governor." The engine was used to drive a gener ator of about 250 horse power and was about 10 feet in diameter with a 14-inch width at the out- s,tlc - J The machine room was immc-. diatcly filled with hissing steam j and the escape of Engineer Sharp was apparently very close. The wheel in going through the roof, after tearing away the steam pipe carried away about 12 feet of the roof entirely across the building. The engines, of which there are three in the engine room,- were badly damaged. Manager Fawkes : : phoned for parts and put a big See our bdgaln counter of la force of men to work. He hopes dies shoes. $3-95. E. V. Elder. to have some light tonight but no lights and power were . possible Tuesday. At the Hunter home there was a weird scene, the true state of affairs not being realized for some time. The Hunter family had been awakened by the noise of the explosion or tearing away of the timbers at the power plant, appur ently and some were en route to the station to renedr aid to any one needing it, when it was found the real tragedy connected with the accident had transpired within their own home- Miss Virgil Tuttlc, employe.-! as an operato at the Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Com pany's exchange, who rooms at the Hunter home, felt n moisture in her hair, as well as some splin ters. Then it dawned. upo'i her that something had happened in their midst. Upon retiming, they found the bed in which little J-nn- nie Hunter, aged 12 years, and Miss Tuttle had occupied, had been shattered. The spoke of the wheel, which was of iron, appar ently weight 250 pounds, acted as a huge bullet. It had evidently been driven at an angle, even at this distance, of about 45 degrees. It entered the roof from the east passed through tiie second Jtory room occupied by Sallie Hunter, 18, and Horace Hunter, 14, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter, missing their bed by about two feet, pier ced the floor on its downward course, shattered the bed occupied by the little Hunter girl and Miss Tuttle. While the latter was not injur ed, the left part of the forehead and back of the child's head was carried away as if by a meat cleaver. The child was instantly killed and apparently did ' not move. Miss Tuttlc, who was asleep by her side, was not awak ened by the shock; it was the noise that awakened her as well as other members of the family, who emerged from the house and sought its course of the noise. When the effect of the accident was' apparent, Mrs. Hunter was prostrate with grief. It develop ed that the splinters in Miss Tut tlr's hair were from the bed, and the moisture was the life-blood and brains of the unfortunate child who was sleeping by her side. Miss Tuttle stated she did not feel anything in the way of a shock, except that she suddenly awakened. Coroner Muncy was summoned and made an examination of the Hunter home, as well as the shat tered bed. and took testimony from those present. Fannie Hunter was a student at the Caldwell school, and was pop ular anion ga large circle of child ren who were shocked at her tragic fate. COX'S VIEW OF LEAGUE (Uy AforiAto1 Press) Morgantown, W. Va., Sept. 20. Governor Cox does not insist upon a ratification of the League of Nations and peace treaty "without reserva tions of any kind," Franklin D. Roose velt, Democratic nominee for vice president, declared in an address hero today. He said that Harding .would tiy to create the impression that the Democratic policy was unchanged . HARDING'S LATEST VERSION (By Associated Prps On Board Harding's Special Train, Sept. 29. The doctrine of American ism and representative government was preached today by Senator Hard ing in several West Virginia speeches. He spoke twice at Parkersburg. Heycmr ijves if accomplish it. said he wanted to take a lesson from ' Until there is a finality to this Germany and never wanted to "see a investigation, it is due to the pub one-man dictatorship in these United hjc that take this action, even states ot America. At A .1-1 1 tr.. TT -A .1 1 At .Msjuauu, -ivy., xiaiuin pictured the federal government as conducted under coordinated, constitutional powers and always taking the Ameri can people into confidence. HARDING'S CAR DERAILED v (By Associated Press) Millwood, W. Va., Sept 29. Sena tor Harding's special train narrowly escaped a serious wreck near hero today when the 'trucks of the sena- tor a cav hroTcn. Hnu-n Tlif rap iv:i d derailed, but no one was seriously in- jured, although both Mr. Harding and his wife were shaken The train was running 35 miles per hour when the accident occurred. I he train was brought to a halt after crossing a deep gulley FORD FOR SALE Four touring car in first class condition; 1919 mod el; lots of extras. Call West Gar age; phone 401 . 230 tf WORST SCANDAL IN BASEBALL HISTORY Eight "White Sox" Players In , dieted For Bribery In World's Series Cicotte Confesses (By Asoc'iated Press) Chicago, Sept 29. Further confes sions by some of the seven White Sox players, who, with one former player, were indicted by the' grand jury yesterday in conection' with the alleged tlirowing of the 1919 world's series, will be made in a day or two, according to th. club's attorney. It is reported that at least two of the seven players are anxious to supple ment a confession Eddie Cicotte and Joe Jackson. The identity of the alleged go-be tweens and gamblers who bribed the White Sox players was revealed in a confesion to the grand jury today by "Lefty" Williams, who joined Cicotte and Jackson in making a clean breast of the 1919 world's series f rameup. He named "Chick" Gandel, a former White Sox player, indicted yesterday! ae the chief go-between on the team, and Brown and Sullivan, gamblers, either of New York or Boston, as go-between for the gamblci-s. The jury immediately indicted Brown and Sullivan.' Williams said he was supposed to get $20,000 and Jackson the same, but tlia the received only $10,000, half of which he gave to Jackson. He said Gandel told him that Bill Bums, vet-J ernn pitcher, and Abe Attcl, former! prizefighter, were fixing it for the White Sox players to get $10.0,000. Chicago, Sept. 29 The Cook county grand jury Tuesday voted true bills against the following baseball players in connection with its investigation of alleged "throwing" of world's series games last year : Eddie Cicotte, Claud Williams, Chick" Gandil, Happy Flesch. Charles Risberg, Joe Jackor Buck Weaver, and Fred McMul lin. All are members of the Chicago Americans. The eight players are charged with conspiracy to violate a state law. Just before the indictments were announced a witness was ushered out of a disused rear door of the grand jury room. lie was reported to be Eddie Cicotte, the White Sox star pitcher. Cicotte, who was nan I ircvtf a vi'twt i-io rti m t hf story of the alleged gamblers' plot j vi,wvi., nuu v (ij uttinvu 'i 1 4 1 v told at Philadelphia Monda; bv Billv Maharg, former Vr-,, , ; j j priz fighter is said to have signed antlc world if j could undo niy Iiclsthc Worid war. That was Senator nimunuy wa ver ana men to ! Have gone betorc the grand jury ! i a ' r 1 'i i i 1 t ' . aim icsuneu. inc suaueu vitmg of the true bills then followed. Alfred S. Austrian, attorney for uie duo, sent tnc toiiowing tele , , T:.-t -vf at..ii:., 7' 1- fc yuu1iUu.,uui,1uwuuuu;, juva- son, Felsch, eaver, Williams j ou and each ot you are hereby notified of your indefinite suspen .4 ion as a member ot the Chicago ; American Baseball Club. ! "Your suspension is brought about by information which has jvst come to me dircctly involving you and each of you in the basc bi.ll scandal, (now being investi gated by the present grand jury of Cook county), resulting from the world's series of 1919. "If you are innocent of any wrong doing, you and each of yon will be reinstated; if you are guil ty, you will be retired from or ganized baseball for the rest of though it costs Chicago the pen- O I naat. Charles A. Comiskey. ' "Vc shall play out the schedule ; it we have to get Chinamen to re place the suspended players,' Harry Grabner', secretary of . the White Sox, announced. Cicotte broke down and cried in thK grand jury room, one of the jurors said, following the voting of the indictments. The juror quoted as saying he wished he were riot "mixed up in it." . Eddie Cicotte confessed that ''c 'engineered the deal by which the White So'x lost last year's world's .'scries, an official of the court an nounced The details of Cicotte's confes sion follow closely the stor' told in Philadelphia by Billy Maharg, former prize fighter, it was stat ed. Cicotte told the grand jury, it was announced, that he received $10,000 for his part in losing the series He never saw the man who -paid the money; he said. He Two London Men Held As Result of Assault Local police believe that they have in the apprehension of C. S. Spencer, colored, of London, the man who assaulted Eva Chenault with a hammer crushing her skull one night last week. Spencer was arrested here and gave bond. When the testimony in a part of case was heard Tuesday night, City Judge Smith ordered the po lice of London to rearrest Spen cer and increase his bond to $1,- 000, which was done, and he is be ing held pending the outcome oj the woman's injuries Alfred Nealc, also colored, of London, was arrested in connec tion with the case and the men will be held for later investiga tion. It is claimed they went to the home of the Chenault woman and attacked her. was told he would find $10,000 un der his pillow in his hotel room on the night before the game at Cin cinnati, and when-he returned to his room the money was there. Joe Jackson received $5,000. Like Cicotte, he found the money in hs bed on the night before the first game. President Ileydler, of the Na tional League, before going be fore the grand jury, said the scan dal in organized ball "was the most deplorable thing that ever happened in the history of the game." He added that he was glad the case was in the hands of a competent court and while it was a terrible thing", he hoped tin guilty would be punished. President Comiskey. of the White Sox, was so broken up af ter sending the telegram sus pending seven of his star players that he was unable to make a statement. . . After a short conference with Judge McDonald, Jackson was taken before the grand jury. As he went in the door, he turned to newspaper, men, and said, "1 am going to reform." A court official who was pres ent when Cicotte went on the stand described the scene when the star pitcher broke down and cried as. he told the - jury of his part in ihc series "fixing." "My God, think of my child ren !" he said. Cicotte has two small children. "I've lived a thousand years in the last year," the court official , i uuotea nun as saving- tt r i . t - i te(j so jn mv I iivr MiM nnvt ntur i roorfl-l h 1 1 if witness aimed, accorumg to me state oni- , .1. I V . I til I 1'IVf- . I I I V I I ; I I V III I in the 1;ist worid's series. .I've played a crooked game, and 1 have i lost, and T am here to tell the whole truth;" The story Cicotlc is said to hav ,1nfl t hp mrv )n nv5 in pvpiv ri-I . . Sflt11 particular that told at Philadelphia uv Mahaarg Mondav "In the first game at Cincinnati T vn? knnrkerl nut of thf Imv " r:pnitn t.iti,,. V.v.nlinrr tn i, r.,,rt rr.i "T .,cn't ,;t. I 111V V7I11CUI 1 -L (lOO L, LUL ) ting a thing on the ball. You i could have read the trade mark on it when I. lobbed the ball up to the plate. "In the fourth game, played at Chicago, which I also lost, I de liberately intercepted a throw: from the outfield to the plate which might have cut off a run. I muffed the ball on purpose. At another time in the same game I purposely made a wild throw. All the runs scored against me were due to my own deliverate errors. I did not try to win." Jackson said that throughout the series he either struck out or else hit easy balls -when hits would have meat runs. INVESTIGATING CICOTTE Cincinnati, Sept. 20 As a result of Pitcher Cicotte's "confession that he found bribe money under liis pillow at a Cincinnati hotel after he had pitched and lost the opening game of the world's series, the Hamilton coun ty grand jury will inquire into the circumstances Monday." The Hamilton county grand jury on Monday will inquire into the cir cumstances surrounding the confes sion of Eddie Cicotte wherein he en deavored to throw the 1919 world's series. ' MORE BRIBERY ALLEGED New York, Sept. 29. District At torney "Lewis today , announced that he would immediately investigate the' report ;that a gambler's clique had planned to bribe the members of tho Brooklyn-Nationals to purposely lose games .to their American League op- ponents in the coming world's series. KINCHELOE'S GREAT PLEA FOR DEMOCRACY Brilliant Speaker Shows League of Nations Means Prevention Against War Congressman Dave H. Kincheloe, of the Second congressional district, gave a big audinece at the courthouse Tuesday night food for serious thought in presenting the issues of the presidential campaign to them. How anyone can vote against Cox and Roosevelt and the League of Na tions after hearing his clear-cut ex- planation of the league and the great things that the Democratic party has done for the country, is hard to un derstand, was the expression heard on all sides after he had finished speaking. One of the most prominent ladies in Madison county, who has always classed herself as a Republican and whose family are all Republicans, an nounced after hearing Kincheloe speak that she intends to vote the Democratic ticket on November 2. Many others are reported to have made similar statements. Kincheloe explained the purpose of the league so. plainly that even a child could understand that it is intended to pre vent war and not encourage war as the Republican politicians arc trying to make the people believe. County Campaign Chairman J. C. Chenault presided and Hon. John Xolimd introduced Mr. Kincheloe. The! lower court room was completely fill - cd w ith a representative assemblage, which was rather remarkable in view of the fact that the street lights were j off. j Much applause followed Kincheloe's! reference to Governor Morrow, Avhom he referred to as' "Promisory Ed,'' aryi the Republican candidate for president, who he said was so wobbly on the League of Nations and other great questions that he was like the snake "who from its track could not toil whether 'tva3 going home or coming back," brought for prolonged applause. . Appropriations at the rate of $36,000,000 per day, totaling $5,403,000,000 were made by the present Republican congress, he said. This, he said, was four times great er than the sum total of appropria tions made by any preceding congress during peace. It represents, he said.. oV of m in.iiirwiiiai' iri ! the United States. sr.. t- i . of I tho League of Nations, especially the :-. .so-called "bitterenders," declaring f- Lt - n-nlip .f 4- It a tt- I- n , 1 . -. s-. -w Hiram Jo Johnson, he said, Avhose son lu-d. an "easy berth" on the other skis. UoraJi, Mr. Kincheloe said, had no'sert that it would send our bovs to it-.wu, DidimtKc-u i& ct uataciui, iweu . . ... t? 3 i- I I I-..--n An TM- t I -." -I r If Y"fk-v liir I M,i.i ..v w., .uioi.uii v. i.A ' three- sons, but service; Mcdill none of them saw; McCormick has no 1 son: neither nas bnerman nor ivioses; 'France had no aon in the service", and ;f!ioT T.iVnlTof a Afw oWnim- mh mnt;. .i n ,.e t.-,-m,0i ; KKjl VOlli A COOIUUU li.lVHVlVV) i 3 W IC4 V neither of the ten United States senators usually called the irrccon cilables who are against the League of Nations in any form had a son in the front line trenches in France. The names of these senators are: j Brandege, Reed, Knox, McCormick ' Sherman, Moses, France, Johnson and LaFollette. The only one of this ten who had a son in France is Johnson and his job was of the variety usually called "cushy." The shift of the front of the Rc- publican party in the last four years j article and. the means or action by on the question of a League of Na-jWhich such obligation shall be ful tions to prevent wai-s was clearly set j filled." ' forth by Mr. Kincheloe. ' j Mr. Kincheloe Called attention to In 1916 Senator Henry Cabot j the inactivity and incompetence of Lodge, who fought' the peace treaty j the recent republican congress. All to death in the senate and made a jit did in two years was to raise the great speech in favor of the league tariff on beans from 25c to $1.25 a in which he said: "I know the difficulties which arise when we speak of anything which seems to involve an alliance. But I do not believe that when Washing ton warned us against entering en tangling alliances that he meant for one moment that we should not join with - other civilized nations of the world if a method could be found to diminish, war and encourage peace. .. On the same subject Theodore Roosevelt, when awarded the Nobel Peace Piize in 1910. said: . '' "It would be great master stroke, if those Great Powers ' honestly bent on keeping peace would form a league of peace ,not only, to keep peace among- themselves, ' but to pre vent by force if necessary its being broken by others. The , -ruler or. statesman " who should bring about J such a combination .would " have earned hi place ,. in history . for all Weather For Kentucky Fair tonight and Thursday; cooler. ' Todays' Livestock Markets Cincinnati, Sept. 29 Cattle ex tremely dull; hogs 75c lower; Chicago 50c lower. Louisville, Sept. 29. Cattle 400; dull; unchanged; hogs 1200; 50c low er; tops $16.50; sheep 1400; steady; unchanged. TELLS POSITION ON VOLSTEAD LAW (V.y Associated Tress) j Sioux Falls, S. D., Sept. 29. A statement regarding- the Volstead prohibition law -that he would oppope "any measure that is in conflict with the constitution and the 18th amend ment as interpreted by the supreme court"' and bombardment of ques- I tions regarding the league of Na- tions from persons of German blood marked a lively tour of South Dakota Tuesday by Governor James M. Cox. The governor also launched new crit icism oi- Senator Warren G. Harding, assailing bitterly the senator's Balti more speech and again dubbing him a "brewer." Mr. Cox's statement on the Volstead act, the first he has made directly, was in response to a question the first from any of his audiences from a man at Mitchell late Tuesday. "If elected president of the United Stales what -will be your attitude in regard to the Volstead law? was the , Point blank query made. ''My attitude with reference to that . whole question," Mr. Cox replied, 1 shall oppose any measure that in n conflict with 'the constitution of the United States and the Eighteenth Amendment, as interpreted by the supreme court." The governor, when questioned later by newspaper representatives, declined to amplify hs statement, de claring that it stood as given. To his com show audience, the candi date reiterated his pledge of law en forcement and his statement regard ing Sunday closing of Ohio saloons while governor. That Germany should be welcomed into the League of Nations and 'treat ed as well as any other nation," 'was stated by Mr. Cox in reply to per sons of German bjood or descent, forming a large part of communities the candidate reached Tuesday. He said that German junkers, not the masses, caused the war, and dis cussing "America first" and 'Deutsch land Uber Alles," declared that the pro-German slogan was selfish and its policy disastrous. mankind." Those critics of the leasruo who a- T. ... . - .urone witnout an act or t;onrifs: k.XJ T t 1 1. 1 -r uuw a oiazen iaisenoou, sain mr. Kincheloe and he quoted- republican leaders to disprove such critcism. Wilism Howard Taft in refuting Senator Lodge's charge to this ef fect said, "It is not a fair constru- tion of Ai-ticle 10. The action ofj the council is only advisory and for i us Congress would have to determine how far it would set upon such ad- j vce. On tins point Justice Hughes said: "United States of Americe as- sumes no obligation under Article in to undertake any military expe- dition or to employ its armed forces ! on land or sea unless uch action is authorized by the Congress of this country whichdias exclusive author ity to detercine whether there is any obligation on its part under said bushel and to boost the tungsten tar iff 2,200 per cent. This is used in hardening of steel, so when this law is finally enacted by a republican Senate the farmer who buys a plow, a binder and other implements of steel; the woman who buys a sew- ing machine, the girl who buys a . . . . ... . i typewriter, wiu nave tne privilege oi paying this tariff, Harding's declaration in favor of a separate peace by reolution with Germany is such ' a black crime, as serted Mr. Kincheloe, that even Sen ator Lodge, of his own : party, has expressed abhorrence of it. I "We cannot make peace except, in the or-.l dinary way," said Lodge to the Sen-' ate. "We cannot make the peace ex cept in company with , our allies. It wouldw brand us with everlasting dishonor and bring ruin to us also if we understook. to 'raalo. a seperate peace." ..' EASTERN OFFERS GREAT ADVANTAGES Especially Attractive For Educa tional Purposes Right Here In Madison Comty It is interesting and important to note the educational advantag es furnished Richmond and Mad ison county by Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. The total enrollment at Eastern last year was 1,585; of this number," 410 Richmond and Madison county; or about 25 per cent, was from the remainder weer from the oth er 68 counties in the district. Eastern offers three regular courses in the Normal school pro per; and in addition, a regular high school course in the Model High School. Of the course of fered in the Normal, the Elemen tary, corresponds to the first two years of high school, the Interme diate corresponds to the last two years of high school, and the Ad vanced Course corresponds to the ar.-t two years of college. Any student who has complet ed the eighth grade, and who is 16 years old or over, c?.n secure an appointment from Supi. i. I Edwards which enables him to at tend the regular high school or college classes free of tuition for the time necessary to complete the course. Any student who lias completed the eighth grade, who does not wish to secure an appointment, or who is under 16 years of age, may attend the high school and college classes on the payment of $10.00 per term of lU weeks, or $38.00 for the 4S weeks of the school yea r. Any parent or patron who de sires special advantages for his child, advantages superior to those offered by the state or the city to all the pupils, may secure the same by entering him in the Model High School on the pay ment of $02.50 for the -58 weeks of the year for the 9th and 10th grades, and $75 per year for the 11th and 12th grades. The su periority of this school lies in th' fact that the size of the classes -limited to an ideal number. iv every other respect, it is tnc of the best in instruction, equip ment and housing. The advantag es of this school can be offered to comparatively few people because of the nature of the school. Until the limited number is reached, anv parent may enter his child in the grades of the Model School on the payment of $40.00 fees for the whole year. The superiority of this school lies in superior housing, equipment, and instruction ; and, in a very special way, m the small size ot the grades, each of which is limited to about sixteen. Any patron living in the coun try, may enter his child in the Rural School free until the school is full about 40 ininils althoueh sometimes we accept a few more. The state furnishes education free to all her children through high school. Eastern oners edu cation free to all pupils entitled to the courses offered. Fees and tuitions are charged onlv when special and superiority advantag- es are offered, and such fees and tuitions as are charged do not ap proximate the cost of instructing such pupils. This has been written to inform the people of the great education al advantages offered this city and county by the presence of the Normal School in their midst. Respectfully, T. J. COATES, President. ADOPT ANTI-JAP REPORT Hy Associates frcss) Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 29. The re port of the committee on American ism of the American Legion in con vention here today recommend the cancellation of the so-called "gen tlemen's agreement" with the exclu sion of Japanese "picture brides" and the rigorous exclusion of Japanesa after s immigrants. The report stormy debate was adopted. BOYLE COUNTY'S CENSUS Washington, Sept. 29. The census of Boyle county, Kentucky, is.l4JP33. an increase of 265, or 1.8 per cent. The incorporated places are Danville 5,034; Junction City, 722; Penyville. 831." ' - WE give free one - package cf Rookwood Tea with each ; pack age of Roolywood coffee you buy this week, r D: BJ-'McKinnev and Co. ? 221 5" V - . -,.