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+ By Dr. FREDERICK A. COos
+ Copyright. 1909, by the New York
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E awoke of1 (%Ipe Izotristn
suddenlyCC ~ii to :ine) :Ilti I!
2.,000 fteet andiiu crwnd i
cap. I s :~ e~>.
bays, blue glacial wals :d pron
headzdlnds offer a peasig vriety.
is mln.'12 - ile tihe coast of :tL G 1 : -
It had. however. tile trelmendous ad
vantages of a southern exposure :ii
rocks, providing a resting place for e1
little auk in millions.- These little
birds darted from the cliff to the sea.
Rather rich grassy verdure also offer
ed an oasis for the arctic hare, while
the blue fox found life easy here, for
he could fill his winter den with fat
As we approached the shore 10 men.
9 women, 31 children and 100 dogs
came out to meet us. I count the chil
dren and dogs, for they are equally
Important in Eskimo economy. The
1Utter are by far the most important to
the average Caucasian in the arctic.
Only small game had fallen to the
Eskimos' lot, but they were eager to
veature out with us after big game.
At last Mr. Bradley had found a suit
aie retinue of native guides, and we
wtre not long in arranging a compact. 1
Free passage, the good graces of the
cook and a knife each were to be their
pAy. ' A caribou. hunt was not suffi
ckntly novel to merit a return to
ftick's Bay, where intelligent effort
is always rewarded, but it was hoped
we might get a hunt at Kookaan, near
the head of Robertson Bay.
Setting Sail For Etah.
This venture, however, failed, though
it gave us an interesting chase about
dangerous waters in a violent gale.
We returned to the igloo to do homing,
paid off our guides, made presents to
their women and children and set sail
Clearing weather after the storm af
forded delightful yachting weather. A
fairly strong offshore wind filled the
big wings of canvas. The cool air was
bracing, while the bright sun threw
guttering smiles from slant to slant.
Seseamen forward sang of the de
ts of fisher folk.
phonograph sent music, classical
ad otherwise, into the arctic air from1
the cabins. At table there was a kind~
.e continuous perfornmance with a
steady hand and receptive stomach.
During two days of stormy discom
Art several important meals had been
gillingly missed. But in the arctic
feod accounts must be squared as
qgickly as possible.
On the following morning we passed
4%pe Alexander, and entered Smith
s@nnd. Half a gale came from the sea.
and we entered Foulke fiord. The
t(wn of Etah was composed of four
- s, which for this season had been
thdbeside a small stream just in
dile of the first projecting point on the
Inside this point there was sheltered
w! ter to land the Eskimos' kayaks.
Ialso made a good harbor for the
74cht. It is possible in favorable sea
sasto push through Smith sound.
20miR. BADnY, BCKEROF E. COK.
haar lie thrfrth ah a
qer preaed bforn ithe rennedy voyane.
This was to consume several days, and
we sought to occupy the time in ex
plioration and sport.
Much Game at Etah.
The vicinity of Etah is notable as t
the stamping ground of Dr. Kane and a
Dr. Hayes in the middle of the last g
century. There were no unexplored 'a
spots in the neighborhood, but there s
was a good deal of game near.
Far beyond, along the inland ice. c
were caribou, but wve preferred to con
fine our exploration1 to the seasho r*.t
were mad that the people of Annlootok. '
of the _ole
Ready For the Dash to
9 il World's Farthest
+ Planned and Equipped
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twet; -fives m1iles tlo :wh. nor b
lo.141co. and liff N%,,.~
wo rnlin of --.r 1 i*(,r I~
It was a be:mtiful da:i..A :.
air fron ihe sea. Pssi .
Littleton isand. we sar e
ies alom1h Lifet 'i ew~. Tfo t'
cliffs of Cape Inth1erton were a blaz.
of color and light, but the sea wa
refreshingly cool. with fleets of blue
towering bergs to dispel the fire of
As we rushed in comfort past the
ice polished and wir.d swept head
lands the sea was alive with birds,
seal and walrus, but little shooting
was done, for we were bent on en
joying the quiet sport of motorboat
Arrival at Annootok.
As we passed the sharp rocks of
Cairn Point we located nine tents in
a small bay under Cape Inglefield.
"Look-there is Annootok!" said
Tungan, our native guide.
Looking up Smith sound, we noted
that the entire channel beyond was
blocked with a 4am of hard blue ice.
The northernmost limit of motorboat
ing had been reached. A perpendicu
lar cliff served as a pier to which to
fasten the boat. Here it could rise
and fall with the tide, and the drifting
ice did not give much trouble.
A diligent exploration of the town
disclosed the fact that we had reach
ed not only the northernmost town.
but the most prosperous settlement of
the Greenland shore. The best hunt
ers had gathered here for the winter
Their game catch had been very
lucky. Immense catches of meat were
strewn along the shore. More than a
hundred dogs voiced the hunt force.
with which Eskimo prosperity is
measured, and twelve long haired
wild men came out to meet us as
The wealth in food and furs of this
lace fixed my determination on this
pot as a base for the polar dash.
We were standing at a point within
00 miles of the pole. The strongest
orce of men, the best teams of dogs
mnd an unlimited supply of food, com
ined with the equipment on board
he yacht, formed an ideal plant from
which to work out the campaign. The
eeming hopelessness of the task had
a kind of weird fascination for me.
M'any years of schooling in both polar
ones and in mountaineering would
erve a useful purpose.
Conditions Right For Dash.
Here was my chance. Here was
verything necessary conveniently
laced within the polar gateway. The
roblem was discussed with my col
eague. Mr. Bradley generously vol
mteered to land from the yacht the
ood, fuel and other suppies we had
rovided for local use. There was
tundant trading material to serve
My own equipment aboard for
ledge traveling could be made to
erve every purpose in the enterprise
[he possible combination left abso
utely nothing to be desired to insure
Only good health, endurable weath
r and workable ice were necessary.
he expenditure of a million dollars
~ould not have placed an expedition
t a better advantage. The opportu
ity was too good to be lost. We
herefore returned to Etah to prepare
or the quest.
Strong efforts had been made to
each the pole from every available
uarter. Only the angle between
laska and Greenland had been left
tried. In our prospective venture
e aimed to pierce this area of the
If we failed in our main effort we
rould at least make a track over a
lank spot. With the resources for
mnsportation which the Eskimos of
ered I hoped to carry ample supplies
ver Ellesmere Land and along the
est coast of the garne land.
There was reason to suppose that
e would avoid the troublesome pack
gitated by the Greenland currents.
'he Eskimos were willing to trust to
e game resources of this region to
ed and fire the expedition en route
> the land's end.
Splendid Advantages Offered.
If their faith proved correct, it of
ered me a series of advantages de
tied to every other leader of polar
peditions, for the movement would
ot only be supplied at the expense of
e land which it explored, but men
.nd dogs would be taken to the battle
round in superb training, with their
igorous bodies nourished by whole
:me freeli meat, not the nz.useating
tortory stuff which is usually
rowded into the unwilling stomach.
Furthermore, it afforded mle a1 (chl
p was noised about at Etab t hat IreP1a
rations.;z wr ( o i.ns ;o 11' r V o r Ih<
polo m11ost t,f ih(, 1ueni <II i1a'd i lik
yahl volnniero d nt-rv
Captain Bartlell, skipper of I he .1libu
R. Bradley, said that he also would
like to stay; but, if compelled to re
turn. he required at least a cook and
an engineer to take the yacht back to
The situation as eased wlin Ihr
captain was told I lhat bit (in:,- mAI n wa
wanted. No -roup of whito ilien coIld
possibly ma1,1tch I he E4skintI inl his own
e1A-eent. The wiHllng 1:11,1s (if :1 tribe
(f 2.,( peopre Nvere at mty dipsal.
Ms e Nv:I - Ias In4lt i re ,u r Id.
Ema ''mnpai !n1 and n tenrai over
TR i- hqr- is -,I ha l: or . : x 1is Vi
si.ili . :I!1d to haste- tho (1- :rlil.
f '1 hoht bn her Iloeinrd n.
v-:-::I bing for the polar ca mns i!n wa
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AN ESKIMO BELLE.
broUght on deck while the vessel was
still at anchor in Etab. and below all
was prepared for the expected storms
of the return voyage.
Starting For Annootok.
Late in the evening of Sept. 1 the
entire village of Etah was taken
aboard, the anchor was tripped, and
soon the Bradley's bow put out on the
waters of Smith sound for Annootok.
The night was cold and clear, bright
ened by the charm of color. The sun
'had just begun to dip under the north
ern horizon, which marks the end of
the summer double days of splendot
and begins the period of storms lead
ing into the long night. Early in the
morning we were off Annootok.
The weather was now changed. A
strong wind came from the sea. With
shallow water, unknown rocks and
much ice drifting about no comfortable
berth could be found for the yacht. If
the overloaded decks were to be clear
ed at all it must b)e done quickly.
The launch and all the dories were
lowered and filled. Eskimo boats were
pressed into service and loaded. The
boats were towed ashore. Only a few
reached Annootok itself, for the wind
increased and a troublesome sea made
haste a matter of great importance.
Things were pitched ashore anywhere
on the rocks where a landing could be
found for the boats.
The splendid efficiency of the launch
proved equal to the emergency, and in
the course of about three hours all was
safely put on shore in spite of threat
ening winds and forbidding seas.
Supplies Taken by Dr. Cook.
Following is the complete list of the
supplies provided from John R. Brad
ley's yacht for the polar dash of Dr.
Frederick A. Cook:
Eleven cases of flour, twenty cases
cornmeal. six barrels cornmeal, thirty
ine cases biscuits, twelve barrels bis
eits, four cases rice.
One case smoked corned beef, four
cases pork and beans, eight cases ham,
five cases bacon, fifteen cases pemmi
can, one case beef tongue, two cases
One case peas, sixteen cases beans,
two cases potatoes.
Twenty-one cases sugar, six cases
tea, ten cases coffee.
Four cases milk, one ..ase eating but
ter, one tub butter for cooking, -one
One case soups, one case catchup, one
case pepper, spices, horseradish. etc.;
one case vinegar, pickles, mustard. etc.
One case assorted jams and fruits,
one case strawberry juice for drink
ig, one case salt, one case raisins and
currants, one case maple sirup, one
ase dried peaches.
Nine cases tobacco. one case wash
ig and baking powder.
Seven cases matches. seventeen cases
coal oil. 115 gallons alcohol. one case
candles, 11S bags coal, four stoves.
two alcohol stoves, lamps.
One canvas boat, one case rifles.
2,000 rounds ammunition. one WVin
hester rifle. 1.000 rounds ammunition.
one thermos bottle.
Two pairs shoes, complete cooking
outfit. hickory wood for fifteen sleds.
iron, copper, nails and screws.
Bedding, sleeping bags, one silk tent.
One box tools for ironwork, one box
rarpenters' tools, one pair fieldglasses.
Ine camera, with plates.
Two dories with oars. onte dozen
now ready, gives the fullest
information about all
Seeds for the
arm and Garden,
asses and Clovers,
Seed Wheat Oats.
Rye, Barley, etc.
Al 'o t_-I!s all about
ae planted in the fail to
e and pro:it, and about
- s lips and other
-;r:g Suibs. Vegetable ani
:reey Pl:nts, PoL'ry
piSes and Fertilizers.
F and Ga:enr-T shou2i
It is in vaiuable ia
ne and sggestive ideas for
1"ar-n 'r 11
-'ouoe mnaiied free on
s Write for it.
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All persons holding claims against
the estate of J. D. Moore, deceased,
will present the same, duly attested,
and all persons indebted to said es
tate will make immediate payment to
the undersigned, or her Attorney,
Eugene S. Blease, at'Newberry, ,S. C.
Laura P. Moore,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Court of Common Pleas.
Mary Victoria Ham,. John Hawkins
Whitman and Kate Irene Boozer,
Lura Vinetta Whitman, Defendant.
By virtue of an order of the Courit
herein, I will sell to the highest bidder
before the Court House at Newberry,
S. C., within the legal hours of sale,
on Monday, Salesday, October 4th,
1909, all that tradt of land lying
and being situate in the County of
INewberry, State of South Carolina,
containing Twenty-five and one-half
(25 1-2) acres, more or less, bounded
by lands of the estate of S. A. Huniter,
lands of R. S. Hawkins and Mary R.
Kibler, and public road.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash and
the balance on a credit of twelve
months from date of sale; credit por
Ition to be secured by a bond of the
purchaser and a mortgage of the
premises sold, to bear initerest from'
day of sale until paid in full at the
rate of eight per cent, per annum,
and the bond and mortgage given by
he purchaser to provide for ten per!
cent. for attorney'"s fees in ease of
collection by an attorney or foreclos
ure, with leave to the purchaser to
anticipate the credit portion in whole
or in part. Purchaser is not to inter
fere with the crops on place for this
year. And in case of failure of the
purchaser to comply with the terms
of the sale within three days after
tihe day of sale the Master will resell
the property at the risk of said biu
Purchaser to pay for papers and
H. H. R.ikard, Master.
Sept. 8, 1909.
ISTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, j
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Court of Common Pleas.
The Bank of Prosperity, Plaintiff,
A. H. Hawkins, individually, and (
George E. Hawkins and A. H. Haw
kins, as partners doing business
under the firm name and style of
Hawkins Bros., Defendants.
By an order of the Court herein, I
will sell to the highest bidder, before
the Court House at Newberry, S. C.,
within the legal hours of sale, on
Monday, Salesday, October 4thb, 1909,
all that tract, piece, parcel or planta
tion of land, lying and being situate
in the county of Newberry, State of
ISouth Carolina, containing one hun
dred and ninety-four (194) acres,
more or less, bounded by lands of, or,
formerly of, estate of J. W. P. Brown,
estate of Hawkins Dennis and others,
'same beinz the identical tract of land
onveed to me byv Henry B. Hair, by
deed dated December 19th, 1894, and
recorded in Book No. 7 at page 364.
Terms of Sale: One-half (1-2) cash,
and the balance in one year, secured
by bond of the purchaser arnd mort
ae of ,the premises sold, with leave
to the purchaser to anticipate bhe
redit portion in whole or in part;
said bond and mortgage to secure the
redit .portion to provide for eight
per cent. interest from date of sale.
payable annually and. in case of fore
lo'sure or colleetion by an attorney,
for ten per cent. of both principal and
interest. as attorney 's fees. Pu'"
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