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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 22, 1913, Image 15

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CANNED MUSIC AND BRIGHT BOB SLEDS TO
HELP THIS U. S. ARCTIC EXPEDITION
The Steam Whaler "Diana" Steaming Out of New York for the Arctic
New York, July 22. Canned mu
sic as first aid to arctic explorers is
to have its first test in the expedition
which has just sailed on the steam
whaler "Diana" to explore Crocker
Land under the leadership of Dr.
Donald B. MacMillan.
Peary used gum drops and repeat
ing rifles in his discovery of the
North Pole.
Dr. McMillan, who has been in the
Par North several times, is staking
the success of the "Diana" expedi
tion on music to be provided by some
Seven phonographs, using over 300
records. And he is also banking on
the popularity he will gain by dis
tributing the contents of a crate of
new bob sleds among the children.
And, of course, the ship carries sev
eral barrels of gum drops.
The Crocker Land expedition has
been organized to find out what the
mountains were that Peary saw when
he made his dash toward the pole in
1908. No scientific body has ever
heard of land that far north or in
that position.
Dr. MacMillan is an experienced
arctic traveler, having been with
Peary, Piala and Shackleton at vari
ous times. The "Diana" goes to Flag
ler Bay, where the explorers will be
gin their hazardous walk to the mys
terious mountains Peary calls Crock
er Land. MacMillan has a number of
new devices to. assist him. His
sledges have been made according to
a different pattern and are consid
erably lighter, than those used by
Peary.
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Putting It Plainly.
A judge, whose personal appear
ance was as unprepossessing as his
legal knowledge was profound, inter
rupted a female witness. "Hum
bugged you, my good woman!" said
he. "What do you mean "by that?"
"Well, my lord," said the witness, "I
can't explain it exactly, but if a girl
called your lordship a handsome man
she would be humbugging you!"

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