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PEIRY FOLLOWED COOK
TO TOP OF THE WORLD
REACHED THE NORTH POLE
APRIL 6, 1909.
Left His Ensign in Frozen Waste.
Naval Explorer Duplicated Feat
of His Civilian Rival.
New York, Sept. 6.-The follow
ing dispatch was received here to-day
from Commander Peary, U. S. N.:
Indian Harbor, Via Cape Ray, N.
F., Sept. 6.-To Associated Press,
"Stars and Stripes nailed to North
New York, Sept. 6.-Commander
Peary announced 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., Sept. 6.-"To the New York
Times, New York:
"I have the pole April 6. Expect
arrive Chateau Bay September 7. Se
cure control wire for me there and ar
range expedite traansmission big story.
The date Peary refers to is April
of present year although not stated in
the dispatch, as his expedition to the
pole did not leave until July 7, 1908.
St. John's. N. F.. Sept. 6.-Com
mander Robert E. Peary. who an
nounced to-day that he had discov
ered the North Pole on April 6 of the
present year, f6und no trace of Dr.
Frederiek A. Cook of Brooklyn. who
reported to the world five days ago
that he Lkad made the same discovery
in April of the preceding year. This
news reported here to-night through
Capt. Robt. Bartleitt of the Roosevelt,
Peary's ship. en route to Chateau bay.
Capt. Bartlett telegraphed to rela
tives here that Peary had found noth
ing to indicate that Dr. Cook had
reached the pole. While Peary does
not expressly repudiate Dr. cook's
contention in so many words, his
statement may have an important
bearing upon determining the extent
of Cook's explorations.
The Roosevelt was in good condi
tion and the crew all right, wired Cap
rain Bartiet't in addition, and he re
ported that the schooner Jeannie, ear..
rying supplies for the expedition, had
met them off tihe coast of Greenland.
coming south the R.oose.vek passed
Et.ah and Upernavik. Greenland.
where Dr.: Cook had preceded Peary.
The Roosevelt to-night is bound
for Cihateau bay. Labrador. with
Peary and party on board, where she
is due to-morrow.- Chateau bay lies
northwest of Castle .and Heinlv is
lands on the nor,:hern shiore of Belle
ble straits and due east of Belle
S+. Johns. N. F.. Sept. 6.-Commo
'dore Perry has just telegraphed the
zoverno.r of New Foundland by wire
less from Indian Harbor. La4brador.
announeine he has discovered the
North Pole and congratulating New
Foundland on its part in .this discov
ery, seeinz that the captain and crew
of .Peary's steamer are New Found
New York. Sept. 6.-Peary has suc
"-Indiein Harbor. via Cape Ray, N.
F., Sept. 6.-To the Associated Press,
"Stars and Stripes nailed to North
"Indian Harbor, via Cape Ray. N.
F., Sep.t. 6.-Herbert L. Bridgman.
Brooklyn. N. Y.:
"Pole reached. Roosevelt safe.
".Indian Harbor, via Cape Ray, N.
F., Sept. 6.-To the New York Times.
"I bai'e the pole, April 6. Expect
arrive Chateau bay Sept. '7. Secure
control wire for me there and arrange
expedite transmission big story.
(Sin: ed) " Peary."
South Hartpswell, Me.. Sept. 6.
Commander Robert E. Peary announ
ced his success in discovering .the
North Pole to his wife, who is sum
meting at Eagle Island here, as fol
"Indian Harbor, Via Cape Ray.
"Sept. 6. 1909.
"Mrs. R. E. Peary, South Harpswell.
"Have made good at last. I have
the ol pole. Am well. Love. Will
wire again from Chateau.
In replying Mrs. Peary sent tihe
"South Harpswell, Me..
Sept. 6, 1909.
"C~1omm-ander R. E. Peary, Steamer
Roosevelt. Chateau Bay.
"Al well. Best love. God bless
vo)u. iluirry ilomel.
( Si2lled )
Pearv has succeeded.
From out of the Arctic darkness
there were flashed to-day these mes
sages which stunned the seientific
world and thrilled th hear of every
layman. From t-i blea'; Voast Of
Labrador Peary gave , the world tIhe
news that lie had attained his goal in
the Far North, while at the same mo
ment in far off Denmark Dr. Freo
erick A. Cook of Brooklyn was being
dined and lionized by royalty for the
Coincidence Without Parallel.
Undeniably Yankee grit has eon
quered the frozen north and tihere has
been created a coincidence such aF the
world will never see again.
Two Americans have planted the
flag of their country in the land of
ice which man has sought to penetrate
for four :eent.uries; and each, igno
rant of the other's conquest, has
flashed within a period of five days a
laconic message of success to the
Cook in his first message to his
country was brief but non-committal;
Peary was even briefer, but specific.
"Stars and S.tripes naied to thWe
North Pole." he said. That was all.
bu.t never before have so few words
conveyed-to- a people a greater mean
ing or a greater patriotic satisfaction.
Five days ago, on September 1. Dr.
Cook sent out from the Shetland is
lands the first message of his success
-a message which has aroused a
s.torm of controversy around the
world. To-day Robert E. Peary, lost
from view in the lan'd of ice and un
heard from since August 1908, start
led the world by a similar message
sent from Indian Harbor, Labrador.
There was no qualifications; it left
no doubt. It announced unequivocal
lv that he had reached the top of the
world. Thus two flags with the Stars
and Stripes of the United States are
floating in the ice paeks. proving the
c()urage of intrepid Americans.
Wi,th but a word from Peary the
world waits breathlessly for details.
but until *tomorrow. when he should
arrive at Chateau bay. Labrador,
wa.iting must suffice.
The First Word.
First word of Peary's success
reached New York at 12:39 o'clock
this afternoo-n in a dispaiteh to the
Associated Press. It contained the
are announeement ot his finding the
pole. Almost simultaneously he had
transmitted the news to London, re
pea:ing drmtcly ad simply
'Stars and Stripes nailed to the
North' Pole.'' At the same time lie
similarly advised A'e governor of New
Fondland. Both the old and the new
world iwere thus apprised of his great
aehievement prae.tically at the same
moment. and the exeitement which
followed attests to the high pitch of
interest aroused over this climax of.
man's perseverance. Newspa.per ex
tras were rushed from .:hie press and
those who read marveled at tihe twist
of the universe which had snatehed
the ice mask from the north in so
strange a manner.
Although- Dr. Cook's dispatch was
tantaliing, Commander Peary 's dra
ma tie announcement equalled it in
briefness, and the waiting pu,blic,
stimulated by Cook 's suecess, was left
usatiated, for, as. did Dr. Cook,
Peary resumed his homeward voyage
im;deiately after filing the curt news
A few words were added to this
meagre information at. 2:30 p. m.
when tihere was made public this ad
ditional information sent to Herbert
L Brigman, of Brooklyn. secretary of
the Peary Arctic club:
"Pole reached. Roosevelt safe.
(Signed) , "Peary.''
This gave assurance tha't the vessel
in which Peary departed ha.d passed
through the ice unscathed, but details
of his home-coming and the date of
,ti':e disc.overy of the pole were still
laking. It was not until the New
York Times had received -a dispatch
later in the afternoon that these vital
.oits we: e cleared upl. The message
"I have cthe pole April 6. Expect
arrive Chateau bay September 7.''
With t.his information at hand it
was a comparatively simple matter to
asertain that the April 6 referred to
wa.s Aipril of .the present year, as his
exedition did not start from New
York until July 7, 1908.
April 6, 1909, the date that Peary
planted the flagr at the pole-and
April 21. 1908. the day thna: Dr. Cook
unfurled the Stars and Stripes a year,
efore--c'rreetlyv become the cardinal
dates upon which exploration of the
fa North will rest hereafter. Though
separated by nearly a year, t.he same
feat was accompl-ished by two Ameri
cans, neither of whom was aware of
the movements of' the other.
Cook says that he found no traces
of Peary~ in the moving~ ice and a
cording to word whiich was received
ee through Cnpt. Roht. Bartlet.t of
P~eary 's ship, the Roosevelt, late to
of 'is repuited predecessor. lnowever.
this phase of Peary's experience will
not be thoroughly cleared up until a
statement is obtained from his own
Notifies His Wife.
Just as Dr. Cook notified his wife,
so Commander Peary took advantage
of the brief stop at Indian Harbor to
assure Mrs. Peary of his safety. This
message. almost overlooked during a
day of excitement over his achieve
ment. reached New York to-night
from South Harpswell. Me., where
Mrs. Peary 'has been spending tlhe
summer. It contained both a touch
of pathos and a quaint reference to
his success. "Have made good at
last," says the explorer to his wife.
6 have the old pole. Am well. Love.
Will wire aga.in from Chateau." The
message is signed simply "Bert." an
a,bbrevia-tion of Robert, Comman,derl
Pearv's first name.
-Mrs. Peary sent a wife's elharae
teristic reply, with love and a bless
ing. and a request for him to "hurry
'By another strange coincidence in
tihis chapter of coincidences Mrs.
Cook, .too, was in South Harpswell,
Me.. when she received the first news
of her husband's success. Both she
and Mrs. Peary had gone for months
without a word of their husbands,
but had hoped -and prayed, first for
their safe return, and. secondly. it
may be guessed, for the plantillg of
the flag a-t the pole.
Views Overwhelm Scientists.
In New York io-night little prepara
tion had been made to welcome home
Commander Peary for so suddenly
came the nelvs of his -achievement that
scientific societies were overwhelmed.
While Peary' s name was on the lips
of every one from the street urchin
to the college professor, no formal
meetings were held and no commit
tees of welcome appointed. But with
the dawn of tomorrow it is expected
-that the Pearv Arctic club, the Ex
-plorers' club and the ),rctic club will
begin preparations for the celebration
of the unprecendented event.
I Peary's exploit could not be dis
cussed from a scientific viewpoint to
I night because details of. his dash ito
the pole are lacking. How fast lie
traveled, what great abstacles he met
and overcame, what observations ihe
took and what data he brings back
with him are as .unavailable to-night
as if 'he were still in the frozen North.
It is noted generally. however, that
the home coming of the two( explorers,
~practically at ethe same time. will af
ford ain opportuaity for* the compari1
son of records never heretofore prie
sented. For 400 years man has been
stiving to reach t-he pole and now
two' Americans bring ,back with them
chronicies' of their discovery and ob
servations of .the land of mysteries.
Cook's aehievement has been ques
tione:d and he has been charged by
taunchi supporters of Commander
Pearv with conduct unethical for'
what they termed 'his following in se
crecv a route which Peary had in
vie".. Each faction, now, however, has
its laurels, and with animosity buried
the world at large will profit there
D. B. McMillan Sends Brief Message
Telling of Conquest of Frozen
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 6.-Dr. D.
W. Abeirerombie received the follow
ing dispaitch at 3 o 'clock this after
noon over .the Postal Telegraph com
"Indian Harbor, N. F., Sept. 6, 1909.
"Dr. D. W. Abercrombie. Worcester
Academy. Worcester. Mass.
"'Top of the earth reached at last.
Greetings to faculty and boys.
(Signed) "D. B. McMillan."
Donald B. McMillan was an in
structor at the Academy until the
'close of the session last year, when he
Iwas gianted a leave of absene.e of tio
years to go with the Peary expedition
to the Nort.h Po.le.
Cook Real Discoverer.
St. Louis, Sept. 6.-"'I.consider Dr.
Cook the real discoverer of the North
Pole." said Fatiher Charles M. Car
roppin, S. J., professor of astronomy
at the St. Louis university, when in
formed of Commander Peary's mies
"'Commander Peary deserves credit
for his wvoik and hardships. bu.t Dr.
Cook 's records have made me a b)e
liever in him.'" Father Carropin con
tinud."'~Even if Dr. C'ook missed the
pole by a fe feet by inaccurate read
ings. I consider him the real discov
COOK THINKS THE POLE
IS BIG ENOUJGH FOR TWD.
Discoverer of Pole Willing to Share
Glory with Peary, His Friendly
Rival in Arctic Exploration.
Copenhagen. Sept. 6.-Copenhagen
wa electrifie ton..nhot by th'e report
UM' ,mman1der Peary - annwlinlcement
that. lie had reached the North Pole.
Dr. Cook was intensely interested, and
said: "THat is cood news. I hope
Pearv did c get to the pole. His ob
serva,:ions and reports on that region
will confirm mine.
Asked if there was any proba.bility
of Peary's having found the tube con
taining his records, Dr. Cook replied:
"I hope so. but that is doubtful on
account of the drift."
Dr. Cook added: "Commander
Peary,would have reaehed the pole
this year. Probably while I was in
-the Arctic region last year his route
was several hundred miles east of
mine. We are rivals, of course, but
the pole is good enough for two.
".That two men got to the pole
along different paths," continued the
explorer, "should furnish large ad
ditions to scientific knowledge. Prob
ably other parties will reach it in the
next ten years since every explorer is
helped by the experience of his pred
ecessors, just -as Sverdrop's observa
tion and reports were of immeasur
able help to me. I can say nothing
more, without knowing further de
tails, than that I am glad of it.
While Dr. Cook was conversing
e'asually with some American friends I
on the possibility of the denouement
which electrified the world. Dr. Cook
laughingly remarked: "It is quite
possible that Peary will turn up now.
He is due to get back, if he carries
out his plans. We have always been
friends. While 4 course we were riv
als in the attempt to find the.pole, we
have been friendly rivals."
Those who have had the best op
pontunities' to become acquainted
with Dr. Cook here believe that he is
not likely to enter into a controversy
with Commander Peary.
Sverdrop, who came here for the
purpose of congra;tulating Dr. Cook,
was most interested in ,the news that
Pea-ry ha-d reached the pole. Sver
drop is a remarka,bly tactiturn and
careful man. He said: "There is
nothingI can do about this particularly
except that it is most importan.t and
wonderful. It seems to me that Amer
ica is doing wonderfully if two Amer
icans are the first men to get to the
pole afer such long struggles by so
many men of different nationalities.''
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