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PEARY SUBMITS RECORDS.
U.niversity of Copenhagen Declines
to Foreg Privilege of First
Look at Cook's Data.
Washington, Oct. 20.-Develop
x:ents came thick and fast to-day in
thea PrY-Cook controversy. Com
mander Peary's proof, records and
ibservations ;at he reached ;the
"r.h Pole. April 6. 1909, were sub
"itted to the National Geographic
>ociety to-day. While the board of
mianagers were pondering over The
matter, a cablegram arrived from the
Univesity of Copenhagen declining to
zorego its privilege to the first ex
mination of the North Pole records
o Dr. Cook.
Dr. Cook had promised ;to first sub
rjit his records to the faculty of the
University, but on October 15 tihe
.iversity was requested to waive its
,?aim of priority in favor of the Na
rional Geographie Society, which
sought an early deteraination of the
-ontroversv which has 'arisen as ,the
result of Commander Peary's charge
that Dr. Cook did not discover the
The board of managers decided not
w;o wait for tihe University of Copen
1agen to examine Dr. Cook's records,
ard appointed a substitute commit
vee to examine and report on Com
mander Peary's data alone. This
committee of experts co-nsists of
Henry Gannett, chief geLlgrapher of
the United States Geographical Sur
vey; Rear Admiral Colby M. Ches
ter, United States navy, and 0.'H.
T:ttman, superintendent of the Unit
eld States coast and geodetic survey.
The Society has announced that the
only question it now had to decide
was whether Commander Peary
reached the Pole on the date claimed.
The committee will hold their first
meeting within a few days.
'The Fellow Who Gets Hit by the
F. Harris Deans in London Leader.
"A peacemaker is the feliow who
:gets hit by the other two." This, I
hasten to explain, is not the defini
-tion of a, more or less, matured in
telleet. I was ten when I wrote it.
The school master reprimanded me
for :flippancy.... I believe he chalked
:Now, of course, .if I were called
apon for a definition of the blessed
word " peacemaker" I should launch
out into a sea of roiling periods and
split in.finitives. I should dilate on
the nobility of his character, the
*beauty of his motives. But the ghost
-of that uncouth philosopher of ten
would put his toiigue in his cheek;
ecause (and this is the opening for
which I have been searching) of the
I had been invited,to make a stay
at the "castle" of an Hungarian
friend, a bachelor. Every house in
Hungary which stanids in its own
.grounds is a "castle." There was no
moat to this castle, no ghost, nothing
at all mediaeval-except perhaps the
I arrived just in time for ''5
&clock tea." It was 4 o'clock and
the "tea'' was the customary glass
of coffee. The Hungarian anglo
amaniae. while anxious to adopt E-ng
lish customs, resolutely refuses to
makte any change in -his meal hours
- or the .beverage he imbibes. So he
There was an expression of an
guish ton my host 's brow, however,
which coffee-even masquerading as
'tea- was wholly unable to remove.
It was no: until we commenced to
* hat over a glass of what he assured
me was "guaranteed real English
whiskery" that he unbosomed him
"'Janos!'' he eried.I
A bare-footed. coatless and nearly (
shirtless figure crept into the room. h
There was a look of dumb suffering r
on its face.
"My bu:ler."' said my friend
"Oh!'' I said. It was not an elo- t
qunt observaitkon; but I didn 't t
know wvhat else to say. a
"He has had nothing to eat for t
bhree 'days'' explained my host P
somewhat hurt at my lack of enthus- r
"Really;" .I said. The figure en-I
leavored. tosn.ceessfully, to repress S
I ? aqpeared t hat au internecine
ea as raging in the household.
Ja2os had quarreled with the cook,
an'd a.s a consequence she had cut off t:
all food supplies. Also, being a lady h
o.f considerable influence, she had or- n
ganized a boycott against him in the n
Taking advantage of the fact that
the "castle" was 60 kilometres from
the nearest town. and the task of
p)rocuring a suc cessor one of consid
erable difticulty. Ahe hadl blandly
or4 deaf ear to the~ commnands
and ')rayers of her master. T only
~)e.~Li hewoutld listen te on~ the
subject was Janos himself. She re
garded the time spent in listening to
his groans as amongs: the happiest
moments of her life.
It was not the sufferings of the
emaciated Janos which accounted for
my host's distress. As he explained,
"He's only a peasant." It was the
fact that he was compelled to desert
me while he went in search of an
other cook. I reassured him on this
poinit. I said I would employ myself
during his absence in seeing how
many conversational sentences I could
construct from my six words of
Eventkially-after threatening his
household with tortures, in which
boiling oil was alluded to by way of
a pleasing contrast, if they so much
as flickered an eyebrow at each other
in my presence-he left me to my
self for 24 hours.
The next morning I was aroused
from the comatose condition brought
about byiny ffrst encounter with Hun
garian cooking by a noise suggestive
of a boisterous earthquake. Rushing
to the door I threw it open, and im
mediately found myself involved in
what was apparently a miniature
Janos, rendered daring by hunger,
had made a sudden and desperate at
tack on the larder, which was op
posite my door. In one hand he -held
a loaf of bread, and in the other a
ham. With these he was making an
heroic but inadequate defense against
the onslaught of the cook and the
maid. While the cook tabbed at him
with a knife, the maid whirled a
ferocious and indiscriminate bass
There were many things I might
have done. I might have crawled
under the bed. I might have clam
bered out of the window and sought
safety (in a suit of blue and green
triped pajamas) in flight.
I did none of these things. With
pallid cheeks, but undaunted heart, I
patt.ered across the room to the water
jug. In another moment I had
drenched the three combatants, my
elf and most of the room. Then
seizing the pillow from the bed I
started t) belabor the three of them
indiscriminately. At the point of the
pillow I drove them from my room to
their own quarters. And then I
"Nem," I said, shaking my head
severely at them; "not good Nem.
Naughty. Not to."
Then that my words might the bet
ter sink in, I left them.
.When my host returned by the
first train, accompanied by the new
cook, the first sight which met his
eyes was his domestic staff-now on
the friendliest possible terms-re-en
acting the antics of the Englishman
to a crowd of delighted villagers.
The Young Idea.
The following are some gems culled 1
from the examination papers of one
ofour pu,blic seihools:
"Sodom and Gomorrah are the two
"The office of the gastrie juice is
:ituated in the stomach.'
"Queen Elizabeth was one of the
queens of England. She was famous
for~ her fondness for chivalry and car- I
ilry and other wild game.'"
"Isthmus is a place across which
:o build a canal.'
"'A mountain range is a very large 1
"Drink is t-he curse of mankind, a
mid has a marked influence on the t
lotors' conclusions in cases of si.ek- p
"'The chief export of. Russia are
tussian sables andi imm1igrant.'
Iarper' s Weekly.
"The Lion and The Mouse.'
In "'The Lion and the Mouse''
thich Henry B. Harris is to present
ere at the Opera House Monday. n~
)tober 23, Mr. Klein. the author, el
as not only treated the sociological a:
roblem in a foreeful. intelligent and S
onvincing manner but he has writ
eun a play of compelling human in
erest telling a story so brisk in ae
ion, so replete in dramatic interest
nd so admirable in charaeter, por
raiture tihiat the attention and sym-n
athy of his audiences is consan.tly f
etainedl. It may be sda iwithout t:he
east fear of contradiction that "The c<
ion and the Mouse" as a drama
tands paramount to-day in theatri
al annals. a
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~heir policies the securities to the
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