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CREDIT HIMSELF Tells Why He Took No White Man on Final Polar Dash. ADMITS POLE IS STILL LOST Members of Expedition Pro? hibited From Wtiting About Trip. Washington. P. C.j January 10.?Ad ?nlttinp: that the North Pole is Just as much lost ns ever and that all future attempts to find It must he independent enterprises, unaided l>y his own work, Captain Robert E. Peary, the Arctic explorer, answered n crossfire of ques? tions at a hearing before the House Committee cn Naval Affairs to-day. He told hew he wanted the glory of tho polar achievement for himself, declin? ing to let any member of his expedi? tion, other than the negro. liehson, go on the last dash with him; how his publishing contracts had precluded him from tost1 tying before the committee last spring, and how members of his expedition had been prohibited from writing about the trip. Captain I'cary wan HRked to throw light on why, as a naval officer, lie r.i.'.e n<> report to the Nevy Dopart i ? nt Mr Hoberts asked him if it was not customary for an officer to report on matters for which he was detailed, captain Peary said he had made some import to the Coast and Geodetic Sur? vey and had advised the Navy Depart? ment of that fact. It was his irhpres tloh that the superintendent of the sur? vey has made a report to the navy. Pressed by Mr. Roberts, Captain Peary Fthl there was a leite-." of his some? where asking secrecy for his written report to the survey as to soundings, etc. "Why, heing detailed to cot certain Information for the government, did >"ti ask the government not to use this Information until later'.'" insisted Mr. Roberts. "I would rather not give the infor- j ?nation except to the committee," re plied Captain Peary, who objected to testifying in the presence of newspaper representatives. He-wns given permis? sion to iile his reason in writing "W hy dl-.l you not take white mem- i h?r.-? of your party with you on the final singe of your trip northward, so that there might be credible corrobo? rative evidence?" asked Representative. Roberts, of Massachusetts. "In the first place." replied Captain Peary ? i have always made the tinnl I spurt, with one exception, when ]?oe v as with me, with one man and the Eskimos, because the man I took with nie (Mensen) was more effective for combined demands of extended work | than any white man. The pole was I -something to which 1 have devoted my I dfe. for which 1 had gone through such hell as 1 hope no man In tills room will ever experience, and I did not feel that I should divid? It with a young man who had net the right to It that 1 hud." Captain Peary was asked by Mr. Roberts if any injunction of secrecy had been made as to what members of the expedition might say. He re? plied that members of his party were not free to write or lecture alter their return except with his written perm's* slon, explaining that they were paid for their services. Mr Macoh, of Arkansas, interjected that Captain! Peary was alto paid for his services through the salary paid him as a naval officer. Captain Peary, replying to repeated questions as to the results of hie Arctic trip, said that he had not yet prepared such a char: as would enable any one to follow In his footstep^ to the pole, but he "imagined" th"at he bad oat* by which he could 'prepare stich a chart He said the position of the North Pole could be charted just the fame as the equator, the trouble was tb* comparative low altitude of the sun. which never gets higher than 22 l-l: degrees above the horizon. For. that reason ordinary observa? tions could not be relied on with ac? curacy. The committee will continue the hearing of Captain Peary to-morrow. BOTH-EWTITIED TO HONOR Took Clvon Out Letter Received from rtoiir Admiral Sohley. New York. January 10.?"I have never varied in the belief that you an,| Dlv'ii Engineer Peary reached the pole." der h.re.i Rear' Admiral W. S. Rdllcy, V S. N.. president of the Arctic Club, under whose auspices Dr. Cook made his expedition to the pole, in a letter to Dr. Frederick A. Cook, made public by Dr. Cook to-day. The letter DEAFNESS CONQUERED! Generous Offer of a Free Book to all Deaf People Who Wish to Hear r\caf people every? where will rejoice with all their hearts over tho re ? liable new eure for Deafness thai is re? storing hearing In so many cases once thought hopeless, in order that every one may learn of ,this cure ? by all odds the best yet Uno? n for 1 leafness -the tinder of this successful l,ew method has written a very interesting and helpful hook which he will send absolutely free of charge to any person who suiters from Deafness. 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OS Trailc nuUdltiR, Huston. riir.r. BOOK cot PON.?Deafness Specialist Sproule: Please send me your new free book oh the cure of Deafness and Dead Noises. NAME . ADDRESS .: was dated at, Washington, P. C, Jan? uary 7 last. Continuing. Admiral Schley says: "After trading the published ac? count^ dally and critically, of both claimants. I was forced to the con? clusion from their striking simlllarlty that each of you was the eye-witness of the other's success. "Without collusion, it would have been Impossible to have written ac? counts more similar, and yet In view of the ungracious controversy that hBS occurred, such view would be Impos? sible to Imagine. "While 1 have never believed tnat either of you got within a pin point of the pole. 1 have steadfastly held that both pot as near the goal as was possible io ascertain, considering the imperfections of the Instruments used, and tne personal errors of Individuals | under circumstances so adverse to ab? solute accuracy. "Again 1 have been broad enough in my view.- to believe that there was | room enough, at the pole for two. and never narrow enough, to believe that only one man got there; "I believe that both are entitled to the honor achieved." TWO OFFICIALS HCSIt?N. Council elects New Member?Verdict Attains! Cotton Mill*. [Special to The Times-Dispatch, j Danville. Va . January 10.?At the meeting of the City Council here to? night. P; T. Harrow, who has for sev? eral years been a member of the body from the First Ward, resigned, and W. B Hill was elected to succeed him Edmund Meade, who for many years i has served as a member of the school heard, also submitted his resignation, owing to business engagements. It was accepted. A verdict In favor of the plaintiff was returned this afternoon in'the suit i bi Felix P.. Carter against the River fide and ban River Cotton Mills. The jury assessed the damages at $1,500, the full amount ashed for In the. suit. A motion for a new trial, made, by the attorneys for tho wills, will be argued. The plaintiff was formerly employed at the Morotock Mill, on Canal Street, and on November Sj lf'OP, while en paged In idling some machinery, his arm wa? caught in the mechanism and i badly, lacerated It was claimed in the suit that the machinery was known t.> have been dangerous, and that the cotton mills failed to place a hood or protection over the dangerous por? tions, as should have been done. Advoldalde Causes of l>i?ca??. Dr. Sperry will ?peak to-nljcbt at the Cen? tral V. SI. C. A. on "Avoidable Oau*o? of Disease." Tb.- meeting will be free to men. To-tnorrow nutht Dr. Bpcrry will apeak on "As a Man Thir.keth. So He. It" ? r vi For the. mother in the homo to ba strong and voll, able to devote hot time and strength to tho rearing of children; is ono of life's greatest blessings. 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January 10,?The New Vork Society of Medical Jurisprudence Is making a study of the divorce laws in this country. It Is likely that their recommendations will be for amend? ments making divorce easier and mar? riage more difficult, if a report sub? mitted to them by Judge Alfred A. Omm'cn is adopted. The report characterises the present marriage law of New York as a disgrace to civili? zation, "In that It quite fails to specify any restriction as to the physical, men? tal and moral state of the parties to the marriage contract, with the re? sult that the prisons, Sanatoriums and asylums arc crowded with living eNum ples of the pernicious workings of the law." .The report continues: "The proper way to mitigate the evils of divorce is i, mitigate tho evils of our marriage laws. UndCr proper marriage laws di? vorce would not be the serious problem it Is to-day. "There should be legislation provid? ing for the publication of intent to marry eight days before the date of marriage, during which any one who objected and could show Just grounds of Impediment to such marriage might do so. these grounds to be habitual drunkenness of either party to tho J proposed marriage, tuberculosis, or any mental or communicable physical dis? ease. Upon Illing of such, objections the Supreme Court should pass upon the truth or falsity of tho charges, and if true, should prevent the marriage. "in the matter of divorce laws, more sociology and less theology is needed. To the one statutory ground for di? vorce In this State there should be add? ed as grounds: cruelty and Inhuman treatment, desertion antl habitual drunkenness." I WILL TRY NEW METHODS j _ i Word ut Jahna Hopkins for Treatment of Nervous DlneoM-s. Baltimore, Md.. January 10.?Based on the theory that all nervous dis? cuses are a product of the discord of two personalities; the conscious and the unconscious, which belong to every i man and woman, there will soon be established at the .lohns Hopkins Hos pltal a ward for the treatment of such | diseases by .methods hitherto untried on this side 'of the Atlantic Ocean, it Is understood, fin the hypothesis that every person is possessed of two per? sonalities, a conscious and an uncoil- , scions one. is based what Is regarded as Ihe i evolutlonlzing treatment of nervous diseases, conceived by Dr. Sigmund Freud, a physician of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Freud believes that one personality exists In a sphere of ac? tivity distinct from that of the other. Tsychoanalysls. as the treatment is called, will be practiced at the Johns Hopkins Hospital by Dr. Tripant Bur? row, who has been studying this Aeiencc for three years In Europe un? der Dr. Freud and Dr. Jung, of Zurich, Switr.orl.i nd. Dr. Burrow is s native of Norfolk, Vai; and received his academic train? ing In New York City, and has just completed three years of study In Eu? rope. Mrs. Coeke Improving:. [Special to Tho Times-. dspateh. 1 Winchester. Va.. January 10.?Mrs. Coeke. wife of William F. Coeke, ot Richmond, a civil engineer connected with the State Highway Commission, who has been under medical treatment for some time past in the hospital at Winchester, where Mr. Coeke has had his headquarters for the past year ot more. Is now recovering her strength, and it Is expected that she will be able to leave the hospital soon. MANY? lingering guesl hss asked her hoslrxs. " How did you make thai DELICIOUS sauce" or?"What is iKe secrel of lhal WONDERFUL dressing? 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II Ills supply Is ex? hausted write our Altsou OiRce. gtvtnr dealer** name. ud>t ?III send the book Irr-, ? Ith Inter? esting testimony ol tcsd.'cc Women's Ctubs. He DEFEATED BV CI,OSE VOTE. Hoard of Aldermen Kill* Council'? ii in Ii 11 ii t Ordlnnlicr. [Special to The Time'-Dlspatch.l Norfolk, Va., January in.?The pro? pose,! gambling ordinance, recently In-j u oduced and passed by the Common ; Council, under which It was expected that public gaming houses could he successfully closed down and the ltd kept on, died to-night. Ihe Board ot Aldermen killed It. The vote on the measure was 11 to 10. It was generally thought throughout the city .that the measure would go through iho higher body by a small majority, and there was no question ot the fact that It would have received the approval of the Mayor, but there seems to have been a reversal of opinion at | the las: hour. Sntr.EOX OPEIUVTES AT SRA. SteernKe Pimseugpr Vlionrd Stenmer Una Appendix Removed. Hallfux. N. 8., January 10 ? While I the ship rolled In heavy seas, Besba Beresth, a steerage passenger on the steamer Uranium, from Rotterdam for New York, had his appendix removed by Dr. J. B. Connolly, with the ns ?istance of several stewards. The oper? ation was particularly hazardous, as the surgeon was handicapped by the lack of proper appliances, but it was so successful that with the arrival of the steamer here the patient was re ported doing so well that he was al? lowed to coutinuo on hts Journey. The steamer left Rotterdam Decem? ber "0. The following day Beresth was token with acute appendicitis and ex? amination showed thnt to defer an operation until the ship arrived at Halifax would mean death to the pa? tient. Countess of Ancaster and Her Son The new Enrl of A neunter, who, while Lurrt 'Wlllonghby de Ereabj, married Klnlse llrecac, n daughter of W. I,. Ilrreoe, of New York, ami who now succeed* hin fafher, romri Info pnsaeftMlmi in Perthahtre of one of (he largest estate* In Scotland. Set like a jewel In II? centre are the romuliiM of Dronimnnd f nMle, (hp history of which roc* back to the middle of the eleventh century. It venu here that mini} of Ihr stirring events In the love : story of .Hary Queen of Soot* and Darnley were enacted. The Anen?ter? have : nlso two heontlfiil F.nallnh cirtntcr., one nt Stamford, the other Crlmthorp?' ? < ?Mio, Lincolnshire. The Muri of Ancnster 1? .lidnt Hereditary Lord fireat < bantberlaln of f-lngluud. An Hie other joint holder of thnt ofllee, the Mar? tini? of Cholmondeley, seled In fttnt capacity during Klag r.dworrt'n relgu. It In probable thnt Lord Anennter will have liln turn In the new relgti.' One of the dutls* of the oilier In to arrange the preparations In WcntinlnMer Hull for (he coronation. Another I? to -.\nllt on the right of tbe Klag when the latter opens rurllamcut in person. Action of International Federa? tion Puzzles American Delegates. Fnrls. .Innunry 10.?No more Inter? esting nml apparently complicated question hits ever come up before the International Aeronautical Federation than that which was discussed tit a special meet lng held here to-day re? lating- to the award of the Ryan J 10.000 Statue of Liberty prize, at the Rel->. mont Park meeting in October to tho late .lohn B. Molsant. without passing upon the question of winner of this prize, the federation adopted a resolution that the changes made In the regulations governing lite contest did not conform with article 2t' of tho by-laws of tho International Federation. which provide that no changes ran be made In the ruins of a contest after their publication, un? less ratllled by the sports committee. The whole matter, therefore, has been referred back to tho Aero Club, of America, for "new classification nnd results.'' The actual effect which the federa? tion's action will have on the contro? versy Is not entirely clear. The Knrr lish delegates assert that It meann the disqualification of Molsant, but the American delegates Insist that It mere? ly signifies the reopening of the con? troversy. The Chan go In the regula? tions consisted In the abandonment" of the condition that each contestant must have flown for one hour previous to the actual flight f.> the Statue of Liberty and return. The American delegates were not able to-day to prove that this change was ratified by the sports committee Hence the federation has upheld White's protest on- that point. Hiivrlcy und Tout Wlu. The federation decided that it hud no authority to consider the protest ngalnst the award of the International balloon trophy to the Americans, Alan R. Hawley and Augustus Post, on til" ground that the protest us made war (regular. The federation declared that the protest should be lodged (list whn the sporting commission of the Amer? ican Aero Club. The protest was made by the l,ow?-r Rhine Aeronautic Association, which alleged that the American Aero Club did not enter Its contestants two months In advance of the race, as Is required by the rules, and again that the announced winners failed to fur? nish documents properly attesting as to their landing place, as requited by the International Aeronautic Federa? tion., The balloon contest was one of the first matters taken up by the federa? tion, and was promptly dispose,1, of. No protest was received from the Swiss Aero Club, at had bopn expected. Henry Cachard. counsel for the Amer? icans, said that If the Swiss objection In reference to gas came up It would take the form of n suggestion of new regulations to be ndopted in future contests The German Protestant? held that Hawley and Post had not furnished stif ficlent verification of their flight, aa they had not brought out of the Catta dlnn wilderness proper proof, such as the records and Instruments of their balloon, to establish .their accomplish? ment beyond reasonable doubt, The federation, which Is n court of appeal for the International clubs, without passing upon the merit of tho question, ruled that the matter should be considered first by the American commission. The American delegates to the feder? ation are T. Bently Mott. 'American mil? itary attache here: Hurt O. Berg. Eu? gene lll|.:glns, Edgar W. Mix and l.orll lard Ronalds. I'm the bapploet Httls woman. In ail tola hi tie totmi And my merry langh cid ?InsUu/. T?te? the place or algta ancffnorq. 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Presi? dent Taft and Dr. Castrlllo exchanged felicitous addresses, tho latter expres? sive of his admiration of the democ? racy and liberty of the North Amer? ican republic, and tho former pledging the sympathy and good will of the peoplo of the United States In Nic? aragua's desire to work a lasting re? form in the administration of her gov? ernment. The President yesterday sent to the Senate the name of Elliott Nurtheott ns United States Minister to Nicaragua, and his confirmation will mark the complete renewal of diplomatic relations With Nicaragua. START RACK IIOMK. MOVEMENT. Representatives of iiuiiwayn 1? Try to Attract Settler". f Special to The Time?-Dlsp'ltCll.] Bristol, Vn.. January 10.? Responding to the "Back Home" movement recent? ly Inaugurated by the Carolina. Clinch field and <>hio Railway, representatives of railways In the South met at Alta Pass, N. C. on the summit of tho Blue Rtdge, to-day, and organized an asso? ciation, the purpose being not only to Induce persons who have gone away from the South to return, but to meet railway organizations of the West with a counter-movement to check emigra? tion from the South. The meeting closed with an elaborate banquet to? night llonrtl or Trade Elects Office". I Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Norfolk, Vn , January' 10.?The an? nual election of the Norfolk Botrd of Trade an,i Business Men's Association was held to-night, and resulted as fol? lows: President. Harry K. W?lcott, at? torney. First Vice-President. Harvey M. Dlckson, wholesale lumber: tecond Vice-President, Dr. Southgate Leigh, president of the Common Council: Directors. C. 1* Fine, manager of IIuT. Clothing Company; Joseph A. Halt, of liall-lloslck Company; W. A. Godwin, banker; H. C. Sherrltt, attorney. Guy Webb, real estate; Wlllard R. Cooke, real estate. Charles McDermott, real ? ?'t?te; Major Clinton I* Wright, assist? ant postmaster of Norfolk. SOON BECOME OBSOLETE. Three Elite Cruisers Regarded by .Nnvy tin Sit Longer Serviceable. Washington. January 10.?The rapid? ity with which a ship becomes obso-I Icte In the navy, notwithstanding the; fact that her engines and hull and I equipment are in good condition. Is dis? closed by the fact that a question has already arisen as to the disposition of the fine cruisers Charleston, St Louis and Milwaukee, now lying at Puget Sound navy-yard. Thcsn ships are of recent date, the St. Louts hav? ing been launched flvo years ago. They nr? "nnarmored protected cruisers." That type of ship is -no longer de? sired In our navy for anything but scout service. A scout ship should have not less than twenty-six-knot speed, and nearer thirty would be preferable, but these cruisers are rated j as twenty-two-knot ships. If they are to be kept In commission they must I undergo some expensive repairs. They cannot be?condemned and sold under existing law, because these repair? do not exceed in cost the Ui per cent, fixed in the law as a line of condemnation. To sell any of our naval vessels not subject to that provlrion would re? quire the special authorization of Con? gress. It Is doubtful If that could be obtained for these ships, In view of the very small prices that were real- j Ized from recent sales of such vessels as the Detroit and the low bids on the Boston. LIQUOR ISSUES SIDETRACKED, tj South Ciirollun Assembly Subordinating The III nt Present Session. Columbia, S. C. January 10.?Liquor issu-js are sufiordlnated to other lines of legislation at. the session of tho General Assembly, which convened to? day. This condition obtains for the first time in twenty years. j The. Senate was called to order by the retiring Ljeutehant-Governbr, Thomas (1. McLeod; the House of Representa? tives by James A. Hoyt, clerk. Charles A. Sntith, Lieutenant-Gover? nor el.ri, will be Inaugurated Tuesday next. Mendei Smith, of Camdoti, a for? mer Speaker, It unopposed for tho speiikershlp of the House. Minor details of organization fill up the program for the first day. - FASTEST RUN ON RECORD. Clnlm for Torpedo lloiil Destroyers on Trip from Key West. Now Orleans, La.. January 10.?After making what Is believed to be the fastest run ever recorded on the Mis? sissippi River, the three United States torpedo boat destroyers, Pauldlug, Roe and Terry, arrived at this port last .night from Key West. Fla. The boats made the trip from the Mississippi hai to the city, about Urt miles, In four hours and fifty minutes, navigating South Pass In a dense fog and making two stops. This beats by more than on hour tho record or the scout ship Birmingham, made on the trip of Presi? dent Taft up the river In February, loon. ! M'OHAW AND HOLT COMBINE. j t\ III Fight for Election an West Vir? ginia Senators. i Charleston. \V. Vn? January 10,? That John T. McOraw, of Graf ton, am) '? John If. Holt, of Huntington, have 'combined to fight for election as sue 1 nessors to United Stales Senators Scott and Elktns, was the announcement [ mado by. their, frlouds hgro to-day. Clarence Watsoni of Fairmont, and W. B. Chllton, of Charleston, already have formed a compact, and tho lines of battle will be around these two com? binations. Either of the two will answer tha territorial requirements demanded by several of the legislators. It Is too early us yet to estimate the strength of the two sides, but tho prospects aro that theru will bo a strenuous battle before tho contest la settled. SIMS'S I'KXAI.TY FIXED. Prcitdent Order? Public Reprimand for Naval Officer. Washington, D. C. January 10.? Prcjldent Taft to-day decided that Commander W. S. Sims, the United Slates naval officer who, at a recent dinner given In London by tho Mayor I of that city, declared that If Great Britain ever was seriously threatened I she could depend on "every man. every dollar, every drop of blood" In this 'country, should ho publicly reprimand? ed. 1 "His offense lies been so conspicu? ous, " said tho President In his letter to Secretary of the Navy Meyer, di? recting ihr: reprimand, ''that the ac? tion of the department In reproving 't should be equally so." Commander .Sims cannot escape cen? sure, the President holds, "on the ground that what he said was a mere expression of his personal ? opinion: under the circumstances ho must speak as an official representative, and he should have known that the words he used would at once rail for severo com? ment In other countries than Great Britain, arid might Involve this govern? ment In explanation and disclaimer." Tho publication from the Whits House to-day of the President's letter re prim and I tig Captain Sims will mark the extent of his punishment for the indiscretion charged against him, for If the usual course Is followed, tho Navy Department will end the matter With the printing of the President's remarks In the shape of a general or? der, which has been held to meet tho requirements of proper publicity. Cap? tain Slnis's term of sea duty will expire early In March, and he will he then relieved from command of tho Minne? sota, and tho question will arise ss to what shall be done with him. MINERS BATEN BV WOLVES. Animals In Attifckn Come to Donrs ot Cabins. Seattle, Wash.. January 10?Several rehldents of the west roast of Prim? of Wales Island, Southeastern Alaska, have been killed and oaten by wolves during the last year, according n Charles A. Sulzer, ft '-rother of Repre? sentative Sulzcr. of New York, who his lust returned from the? North. Mr. Sulzer says that the -wolves, hav Intr killed off all the deer, have be? come desperate with hunger, and now epme, up to the doors of the miners' cnhlns. FIND Sl'0,000 LOOT IN It A ID. Five Men. ThouRht to Do Leaders of llnrcliir Bang, Arrested. New York. January 10.?Loot valued nt $20.000 was found by the police In a midnight raid last night In the base? ment of a flat hous* In the. Rronx. Fit e prisoners were taken, who are be? lieved to be the leaders of a gang of burglars which has operated exten? sively in the upper part of the city. Among the stolen articles are a hun? dred bicycles. BEQUEST TO VIRGINIANS. Waterbury Man Remembers Peters? burg Residents In Ills Will. Waterburv. Conn . January 10.?By the terms of the will of the late Ellsha Leavenwnrth, nearly $500,000 Is left In charltahlo bequests, among them being one of Sir.,000 to the Home for the .Sick in Petersburg, Va. A nephew, Frederick Leavenwortn. of Petersburg, is left $25,000, and Mrs. John McGIU, of the same city, is left $26,000, and a business block in this city. GOT IT Got Something Else, Too. " I liked my coffee strong and I drank it strong," says a Penh, woman, telling a good story, "and although I had head? aches nearly every clay 1 just Would not ? believe there was any connection between the two. " I had weak and heavy spells, and pal? pitation of the heart, too, and although husband told me he thought it was toffee that made me so poorly, and did hot drink it himself, for he said it did not agree with htm, yet I loved my t offee and thought I just couldn't do without it. "One day a friend called at my home ? that was a year ago. I spoke about how well she. was looking, and she said: " 'Yes, and I feel well, too. It's be? cause I am drinking Postum in place of ordinary coffee.' " I said, what is Postum? "Then she told me how it was a food drink, and how much better she felt since using.it in place of coffc or tea, so I sent to the store and bought a package, and when it was made according to directions it was so good I have never bought a pound of coffee since. I began to im? prove immediately. "I cannot begin to teli you how much better I feel since using Postum and leav? ing coffee alone. My health is better than it has been for years, and J cannot say enough in praise of this delicious food drink." Take away (he destroyer antl put a re builder to work and Nature will do the rest. That's what you do when Postum take's coffee's place in your diet. "There's a Reason." Read the little book, "The Road to Wollvillc," in pko,-*. Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They arc genuine, true antl full of human Interest.