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WHOLE NUMBER 18,006.
RICHMOIfD, VA., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1909.
THE WEATHER TO-DAYl CLOUDY.
PRICE TWO OENTS.
PEARY TELLS WORLD HE HAS FOUND NORTH POLE;
NO TRACE TO SHOW THAT DR COOK PRECEDED HIM
cnnw or peauvs shii.
THB HVISC aUAnTEllS OF PEARY AND HIS OFFICERS ON THE IIOOSBVELT
O ' .
COMMANDER ROBERT B. PEARY,
*x**w_5errrt , 1 ?
THE ROOSEVEI/T, IN WHICH PEARY MADE HIS SUCCESSR01. DASH FOR THE POLE.
MAP SHOWING POINTS.REACHED BY PEARY, COOK AND OTHER ARCTIC EXPLOHERS.
Says It WillConfirm
His Own North Polar
DOUBTS FINDING \
Hopes Rival May Have Dis
covcred Evidences , Deposited
Over a Year Ago, but Thinks
It Altogether Unlikely,
COPENHAGEN, September 6.?Co
pe-nhagen was eleetriflod to-nlght
by the report bf ? Command ar
Peary's ' announcement that he hac
reached the North Polo.' . Dr., Cook was
intonsely mterestea,'and sald:
"That ls good news. ..- I hope Pearj
dld get to tho pole. Hls. observatlons
and reports on that reglon wlll con
Asked if there was any probabilltj
of Peary'a havlng found the tube_ con
talnlng hls records, .Dr. Cook replled.
"I hope so, but that-lt doubtful or
account of the drlft."
Dr. Cook added: i
"Commander Peary would hav<
reached the pole this year.- ? Probabl.
whlle I was ln tho Arctic reglon lasl
year hls route was several . hundrec
mlles east of mine. -We are rlvals, ol
course, but the pole ls good enougV
for two. ,
Two Men AH the Better.
"That two men got to' the pole along
. dlfferent paths," continued ,the explor?
er, "should furnlsh large addltlons t<
"Probably other partles wlll roaoh li
ln the next ten years, slnce every ex?
plorer is helped by the experience ol
hls predecessors; Just as Sverdrup's ob?
sorvatlons and reports were .of. lnv
measurable help to me. I can. say
nothlng . more, wlthout knowlnti
further detalls, than that I am glac
Whlle Dr. Cook was oonverslng cas.
ually thls morning wlth . Amorloat
friends, the posslblllty of the de
nouement which electrlfted tho worlc
was laughlngly suggested. Dr, Cool
__? "It ls qulte posslble that Peary wll
'*" .Contlnu.a on Page Twe?Oolumn 4.1
BUT 90 HRE SA.ED
Laurentian Is Agrouud
Off Cape Race in "
INTO A HEAVY SEA
Bow Tackle of Boat Collapses in
Process of Lowering, and Life
, Lines Are Thrown Out.
Ship B*ound for Glas
gow from Bos?
ST. .IOHNS, N. F., September 6.?
Thrllllng scenes atterided the loss
' of the Allan Line steamer Lau?
rentian, bound from Boston for Glas
gow, whlch plled'up on.' the rocks near
Cape Race' during a ; dense fog, at 6
o'clock this morning. The vessel ls a
total wreck, but the flfty passengera
and forty ? members of the crew es?
caped to the land after a trying ex
lierlence. . > .
The steamer roboundod heavlly when
she struck, the shock throwing most
of . tho. passehgers from their. berths.
They. stampeded .for tho, decks. wlth?
out stopplngto-dress,-and-for half an
hour much exoltement prevalled. ?
A-stlff northwest wlnd banged tho
shlp about, and 'the sltuatlop became
so serlous at 7 o'clock that orders
?wore given to put the boats over.
Twenty-five of the passengers,'mostly
,women and'chlldren, were placed ln
the flrst boat, but unlucklly, the bow
tackle eollapsed and several. persons
.were thrown Into the sea. ?: .
Captaln imrle had ropea thrown over
ihe slde and wlthln fifteen mlnutes
thosB who had been Immersed wero
drawn to the deck.
Flnally six 'more lifeboats-we're put
over and the passengers llfted to them.
The seas, howover, constantly drenchod
tho shlpwreoked i people, and lt was
only.by constant bnlling- that the llfe
boats wore kept aftoat.
About'tos o'olock, after the boats had
been adrlft two houra, a boat from a
nearby flshlng vlUage was slghted. Tha
flshing vessel plloted the llfecraft to
harbor, where the passengera and crew
were'cared for by. the flsher folk, A
eteamer left St, Johns to-night to brlng
the shipwrecked people to this port,
ORDERED TO MELILLA
Spnntnli Troopsj Wlll Be Relnforced by
MADRID. September 6.?The Twelfth
Dlvislon of the Spanlsh army, con?
slstlng of 11,000 men. under the com?
mand of General Sotomayo. haa been
ordered to Melllla, Morocco, to take
part In the oampalgn against the
Moors. Premler Maura explalned to
day that tho relnforcements had been
requested by General Marina because
of ihe extension of his llnes of opera?
tlon. The Premjer said also. that an?
other dlvislon might be mobillzed lm
mediately. Advlces recelved f 1 Jm
Melllla say the Spanlsh, pbsltions at
El Arba" and ErestAg have been reln
forced and that the Moors have partly
abandoned Mount Gar'uga and are
masslng at Nador and Zeluan.
Ballvnir Agent Bryan la Fat*l Flght
? Wltli Negroca. ?
TAMFA, FLiA., September 6.?In a
flght on an oxourslon train leaving
here thls mornlng, ono negro was
killed outrlght and two others wore
badly injured. Speclal Agent E. H,
Bryan. ln an. effort to stop the troubie,
was set upon by a crowd of negroes
and roughly handled, thoy endeavor
lrig to throw hlm from tho train.
Bryan drow: hls revolver, whlch tho
negroes trled to wrest - from hlm.
Charles SIngleton, a negrjo, was killed,
and Bryan wounded another negro
named Klng, and one Ed Wllllams.
SIngleton, lt ls clalmed, Jumped from
the train, breaklng hls nock. Bryan
has surrondered to Chlef or Pollco
Woodward, and 1b being held until the
aftair can bo lnvestigated, ?
TAKES VIOLENT REVENGE
Young Husibnnd Kllla' Wlfc'a Parents
and Injurca Her.
OCALA", F_A? September 6.?John
Bevll, a promlnent young man, and a
son of Thomas Bevll, oounty commls?
sioner ofthU county, shot and lclllod
hls wife's parents, Mr. ana Mra. Harter.
then Injured hls Wlfo, at Sumtervllle,
near horo, about 9 o'clock thiB mornlng.
Bevll drovo to the Harter homo, and
without "warnlng opfened. flre on the
couple, who we?r_P'ln the yard. He was
later .surrounded and' lodgod ln Jall.
The tragedy was caused by Harter's
refusal to allow hls daughter, who hac"
loft Bevll, to return to hls homo.
IITI I IELIPSE
Suffers Effects of Indigestion and
Condition Causes Mani
STATEMENT BY PHYSICIAN
Nurse Hastily Summoned ,and
Children's Party at Tower ?
ARDEN, N. Y., September 6.?E. H.
Harrlman ls not as well as ho
?was a week ago, on the day
that. hls personal reassurance led the
newspapers of the country to abandon
tho watch malntalned for four anxlous
days about the home on Tower Hlll.
Dr. W. G. Lylo, Mr. Harrlman's prln?
clpal physlclan, to-nlght gave out a
brlaf bulletln from Arden House on
hla patlent's condition. The bulletln
l "Mr, Harrlman has suftorefl a, ~e
lapse. He had a sharp attack of in?
digestion on Sunday, but rostod com
fortably to-day. Wo hope"- for the
Two incldents at Arden to-day seem
ed to lndlcate that Mr. Harrlman's
condltlon ls agaln believed,to be serl
,ous. A nurse waa hastily summoned
frqm St, Luke's Hospltal, and arrlved
at Tower Hlll thls afternoon., A sec?
ond lncldent was the suddon postpono
nient of a lawn plcnio arranged. by Mr.
Harrlman's daughters for the chlldren
of the Eplscopal Church here to-day.
Tn -Annnl MarriuKe.
, BLACK SPEAR, GA., Soptember 6.?
Sult was flled hero to-day by Andrew
B. Estes, guardlan and father of
Brantloy L. Estes, ln an eXfort to
Have > annulled tho marrlage. of the
son and Mlss Marlon Thompson, of
Savannah, Ga? on tho ground.that the
groom was mentally iticitpacitated at
the tlme of tho weddlng, Estes ls. a
klnsman of Congressman Brantloy, of
peorgla, ,. ? ,
Snvnffe- Klll nnd Dcvour Faclory Em
I ployc* nnd T-lcgrrnpher.
ANTWERP, September 6,?Advlces
recelved here from the French Congo
say that cannlballsm la rampant ln tho
Mataba and Sangha rogions. where tho
blacks are ln complete revolt. They
have killed and eaten a' number of
factory employes, and a telegraph ope
rator, who was at hls key,' was'killed
and devoured. Natlve detachments
headed by four French officers have
left for the scene to punish the cannl
Murdereil by Naltven.
SYDNEY, N. S. ? W., September 8.?
The captaln and crew of the French
schooner Qualite, engaged In recrult
Ing laborers, have been murdered by
natlves of Malllcollo Island, ln the Now
Hebrides. Th? vessel was drlven
ashore by a storm, and .whlle stranded
she was attacked. In spito of. their
stubborn defense, the crew wns massa
cred to the last man. A Britlsh war
shlp is lnvestigatlng tho occurrenco.
WILL ESCORT TAFT
Torpedo nont? Lenye Hniupton Ronila
for St. I.oujf).
WASHINGTON, D. C, September, 6?
Four torpedo boats, comprlslng-v the
second dlvlslon of the Atlantlc torpodo
flotllla, has left Hampton Roads under
orders from the Navy Department to
proceed to St. Louls and to escort
Presldent Taft down to New Orleans as
a featuro of hls comlng transcon
Tho vessola aro thn destroyer Mac
Donough and the torpodo boats Thorn
ton, Tlngey and AVIlltes. ? On tholr
way around to St, Louls thoy wlll
make short stops at Charleston, Key
West. Now Orleans and other clties on
tho Mlsslsslppi. They are' scheduled
to arrive at St. Louls October 3.
BROTHERS'* FATAL BATTLE
Ill-Fe.UiiK Over Denth of Fathcr
llrliiRTH About- Encounter.
SALEM, IND., September 6.?As the
result of an oncountor between.two
brothors Sunday on tho McGlnnls farm,
ten mlles south of Salem, Luther Mo
Glnnls, nged forty-elght. ls mortally
woitnded, and ' Horaee McGlnnls, nged
forty-flvo, lle-' at hls hotne ln a serl
SitiOQ tho death of Wllllam McCln
nls, fathor of tho' mon; who was round
dead ln a bnm six weeks ago. lll-feel
ing haa exlstod between the brothera
Out of Arctic Darkness
Gomes Thrilling Story
of Explorer's Triumph
Frozen North Finally Conquered, and Most Re
markable Coincidence of Ages Revealed. ?
Scientific World Stunned by Announce
ment so Closely on Heels of Brooklyn
Man's Reported Achievement.
Peary Announces His Success
NEW YORK, September 6.?The following dispatch was re?
ceived here to-day from Commander Peary, U. S. N.:
"Indian Harbor, via Cape Ray, N. F., September 6.
"To the Associated Press, New York:
"Stars and Stripes nailed to North Pole. i
" SOUTH < HARPSWELL, ME, September 6?Commander
Robert E. Peary announced his success in discovering the North
Pole to his wife, who is sumrner ing at Eagle Island here, as .fol?
"Indian Harbor, via Cape Ray, September 6, igog.
"Mrs. R. E. Peary, South Harpswell, Me.:
"Have made good at last. I have the old pole. Am well. Love.
Will wire again from Chateau.
' (Signed) "BERT."
i In replying Mrs. Peary sent the following dispatch:
"South Harpswell, Me., September 6, igog.
"Commander R. E. Peary, Steamer Roosevelt, Chateau Bay:
"Ah well. Best love. God bless you. Hurry home.
NEW YORK, September 6.?Commander Peary announces
April 6 as the date of his reaching the North Pole in a dispatch to
the New York Times reading as follows:
"Indian Harbor, via Cape Ray, N. F., September 6.
"To the New York Times, New York:
"I have the pole April 6. Expect arrive Chateau Bay Septem?
ber 7. (Signed) "PEARY."
The date Peary refers to is April of the present year, although
not stated in the dispatch, as his expediton to the pole did not
leave until July, 1908.
OT. JOHNS, N. F? Soptember 6.?Commander Robert E. Peary. who announced
> to-day that he had dlscovered the North Pole on Aprll 6 of the present
*-' year, found no trace of Dr. Frederick A. Cook, of Brooklyn, wno reported
to tho world flve days ago that he had made the same discovery ln April of
tho precetling .yoar. Thls.news reached hero to-nlght through Captaln Robert
Bartlett of tho Roosevelt, Peary's ship.-en route to Chateau Bay, Labrador. .
eapiain Bnrtlett telographed to relatlves here that Peary had found noth?
lng to indicate thnt Dr. Cook had reached the. pole. While Peary does not
oxpressly .repudlate Dr. Cook's contention ln so many words, hls statement may
have ari important bearlng upon determinlns the. extent of Cook's, exploratlons.
The Roosevelt was ln good condltion hnd the crow all rlght, wired Captarri
Bartlett in additlon, and ho reported thnt the schooner Jeanie; carrylng sup
tilios for the expedltion, had met thom off the coast of Greomand.' Coming
south, the Roosevelt pnssed Etah and Upernavik, Greenland, where Dr. Cook
had preceded Peary. f. . j ".".??., . .' , :
Tho Roosevelt to-nlght Is bound for Chateau Bay. _abrador. wllh Peary and
party on board, where sho ls due to-mqrrow. Chateau Bay lies northwest of
Castle and Henley Islands, on the northern shore of Belle Isle Stralts and dua
east of Belle Islo
Storv Told in Brief Message.
NEW YORK. Septombor 6.?Peary
has succeedod. From out tho Arctic
darknoss messages wero flashed to
day which stunnod the sclentiflc world
and thrllled tho heart of every lay
maii. From the bleak coast of Labra?
dor Peary gave to tho world tho news
that ho had attalned hl? ffoal ln tho
far north, whlle at the same moment
ln far-off Denmark Dr. Frederlck A
Cook, of Brooklyn, was being dlner
and llonized by royalty for tho same
achlovemont-. \ ,
Undenlably Yankeo_ grlt has con
quored tho frozen. north';. and thero has
heen created a colncldence such as the
world .wlll nevor see agaln.
Two Amerlcans have planted tho
flag of *thelr country ln the land of
Ico. whloh' man has aought to pono
trate for four een.turles, and each, Ig
norant of tho other's conquest, haa
flashed wlthln a perlod of nvp days a
lneonie^ messttge of sttccesa to - tho
Ilrli-f, But Spcclfle.
Cook in lil.. first message to hU
countrymen was brlef, bm non-com
mlttal; Peary was even briefer, but
speclflc. "Stars anel Strlpes .nailed to
tho North Pole," he sald, That was
all, but never before have so few words
convayed to a people a greater mean
lng or a greater patrlotlc satisfac?
Five days ago, on September 1. Dr.
Cook sent out from tho Shetland Isl
ands the flrst message of his success
?a message whlch has aroused a storm
of controversy around the world. To
day Robert E. Peary, lost from vlew
ln the land of Ice and unheard from
slnce August. 1908, startted the world
by a slmllar message, sent from In
dlan Harbor, Labrador. There was,
no quallflcation; lt loft no doubt.rJt
announced unequlvocally that he '*_$?.
rouctied tjio top of tho world.. Thn-'1
two flags -wlth the Stars and Strtpea
of the Unlted Staies are floa'ting in
tho Ice packs, provlng- the cotirage
Wlth but a word from Peary, tha
world walts breatblessly for detall-,
but until to-morrow, when he ahoulil