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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13, 1909.
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IN NEW QUARTERS
Modern Equipment for Manual
Training Classes at Lin
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR 24
Expenditures of ifS-M for Benches
; and "Tools Postpone Mooting
Board of Education.
v The manual training "classes of tlio
Lincoln school building began work in
their new room with their new equip
ment this moinmg for the first time.
The ,new benches authorized at a
meeting of the board of education sev
eral months ago have finally arrived
and . been installed in the room set
aside for them at the building. There
are a dozen of the new benches and
they will accommodate 24 pupils- at
fcach class. An outlay of $2U) wis
iii'ade to fit up the room with improved
benches and tools, aud Supervisor .
O. Hill Is satisfied that the money
Was well spent.
-..The new benches are of tho very
latest model, built by the Grand
Rapids Ilandscrew company. Grand
Rapids, Mich. They contain a novelty
Id vises which Is an improvement even
over those used in the benches at the
high school manual training room.
They are a combination of rapid act
ing and slow acting vise and they work
Rrplnre llonirmnilr IIpim-Iipm.
.The benches which the present new
ones replaced were old homemade af
fairs which were of very lilt ie practi
cal use. They were built by the
pupils themselves while Supervisoi
Gilson was in charge, a at that tinr.;
the board did not feel able to go to
the expense of buying new up-to-d.ve
benches for the grade schools. It de
velops, however, , Chat the old make
shift ibenches cost very nearly as
much as the new ones and the board
is' sorry now that it did uot buy the i;
in the first place. The room in whi. i
the manual training work was done
formerly is oa the west side of in.?
building in the part set aside for t;-
girls. The new "oenches have been in
stalled in a room on the cast sire
where the light is just a3 good and
where the boys will not interfere with
the girls. The new arrangements are
Hoard Mretlnic Punlpnnril.
?The board of education wa to have
held Its regular monthly meeting la?t
evening at the high school, but on ac
count of the absence of President F.
Q. Denkmanii, who is out of the city
on business, the meeting for this
month will be held next Tuesday, and
at that time the regular routine busi
ness will be taken care of. There s
nothing of especial importance lo
come up before the board at the meeting.
PEARY PRESENTS EVI-
DENCE THAT COOK DID
NOT REACH POLE
(Continued from Pame One.)
to Baffin bay. over the ice of
which they proceeded back to
Commander Peary's statement is as
" fKntrral arcorflincr to Act of Oonerross
in the year ltKiH. ty tho Peary Arctic ;iuh.
In the office of ti.o librarian of CoiiK".--i;.
. bl Washington. L. C.)
, INTRODUCTION BY PEARY.
;. Some of my reasons for saying thai
Dr. Cook did not go to tho North I'oi
will be understood by these who rea.i
the following statements of tho twt
Eskimo boys who went with hint, an
who told me asd others of my party
where he did go. Several Kskimo
who started with Dr. Cook from An
or a to k in February, 1908. were at
Ktah when I arrived there in August
3908. " They told me that Dr. Coob
had with him, after they left, two Es
kimo boys or young men, two sledges
and some twenty dogs. The boys
were I-took-a-shoo and Ah-pe-lah.
had known them from childhood. One
was about eighteen and the othet
nineteen years of age.
On my return from Cape Sheridan
and at the very first settlement I
touched (Nerkc, near Cape Chalon) in
August, 1909, and nine days bi tore
reaching Etah, the Eskimos told me
in a general way, wlire Dr. Cook had
been; that he had wintered in Jones
Sound and that he had told the white
men at Etah that he had been a Ion?
way north, but that the boys who werr
with him, I-took-a-shoo and Ah-pe-lah
said that this was not so. The Kski
mos laughed at Dr. Cook's story. O,
reaching Etah, I talked with the Eski
mos there and with the two boys and
; asked them to describe Dr Cook's
journey to members of my party an:,'
myself. This they did in tho -mannoi
(Signed) R. E. PEAKY.
SIGNED STATEMENT OF PEAKY
BARTLETT, McMILLAN. IUtori
i AND HENSON. IN REGARD Til
.TESTIMONY OF COOK'S. TV(l
' The two Eskimo boys, i-took-a-s!.o,:
and Ah-ne-lah. who accompanied Dr
Cook while he was away from Atiorn
tok in 1P0S and 1909. were questionc.l
separately and independently, :n:,l
were corroborated by Panikpah. the
father of one of them (l-took a-shoo),
who was personally familiar with thu
first third and the hist third of theif
''a COOK'S ROUTE ACCORDING TO - '
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The accompanying map is i pri;(l-.i i-.i cxiU'ily V.inu tin- lalii.al Miiuniltod ltyC'ommandor l'eary with his otlicial
statement 1.;. which he hir-' ' prove that Dr. I -'rei'.eriek A. (Uk never reai -hod the north pole. The map pur
ports to have been traced out in the presence of th- two Eskimos who were with Dr. Cook and, according to
Peary, is bas-od upon their aitua! statements as to Cork's entire journey. The dotted lines in the small map in the
upper left hand corner is the1 route which Dr. Cook says iie lock en his journey to and from the pole after leaving
Cap;- Thomas Hubbard. The irregular line extending northeast from lsachsen Land is the edge of the land lee,
Ix'vontl whi'.-h. Peary dinlares. Dr. Cook did not venture.
journey, and who said that 'the" route ; Esirimo l.o:, v.re suggested by t'o:r-! ward or sov.thwostward a short dis
for the remaining third, as shown by mar.der Per.ry to some of ua. : n.l wcr:? ; tance and retv.riud to HeibergLand
them., wiiu as tksci ibed to him bv hia P" '' s to tho Eskimo be. s. -
son after his return with Dr.' Cook, t Still later. Commander Peary nsked at a I,olnt west of yhpre tho" had loft
Niiim Tuken hy MvrraL I the Eskimo boys twofor thrco casual i the cache atid whore the foar men
.Votes of tlicir statements wore tal:-' questions on minor points that hal ( had turned back.''' V "
en bv several of us. ftud no one of us' occurred to him.
ha? any tloitM that thev tclj the !n:th.! Daring t! e taking of this testimony, I Here they remained f our or fiv?
Their testimony was wti.-.haken !. 5t developed that Dr. Cook had told , sleeps, and during that time I-took-a-
em.n-ey.n'nliiatier!. waa corrn-. .!e ! these boys, as he told Mr. Whitney ,
1 and liilly Pritchard. tho cabin boy.
" shoo went back to the cache and got
u iiiuvi li: :i .i u." ill..-.-. ,11.11 a: - l,;. i, t .1 1 .. v. .. . i
elicited neither by thread nor ,ro.n '. that they r-.rst net tell Commander "
ises. tho two boys ar.d their father! l'y or any of its anything abmit a few items of supplies,
talking of their journey r.r.d their er: i ,hcir journey, and tho boys., stated when asked why only a few supplies
iori-ne in the arne .iv that ilio' 1r- Cook hart thickened them if they ;
n.(3 in u.o .amp w.n in u tti , ! were taken from the cache the bovs
would ti'.'k of any hunting trip. should tell unj thing. t
To go mere into details: One or tho' 1 ,,e lu"!:i ,Vo rl 1--imo3 isj rej.lied that only a email amount of
ljovs was called in. and. with a chart j ls l,!'0's; ,,-',' I provisions had been tised in the few
oa the table before Lira, was a,ked '' W1 ,r; Cock: . ,
lmv whr-ro h li -? rl ''Yiiin with I I
.. , v crosr-cu fc:i:iiiis sc:;n to
bine. :.!ept in Common ,!er l'eary
in Paver lIar!ior, thru
This he did. pointing out with,
'cr on the i:ia:. but mil m.il: I
i. .. : mu.--
iv mr.rks upon it.
As he went out. the o.hcr boy came
i throir-h Pice Strait to P.uchaan P.av. I take more.
that their sledges still had all. the
j could curry, t:n that they could not
in and wns ask'-d to fhte.v where h?i
had gone with Dr. Cook. Tiiir; he di.l.j
also without nakir.g r.:iy marks, and!
j After a few marches Fran eke and
three I-1; linos retained to Ancrr.te!:.
Dr. Cook, with the others, then j)ro
eeeded up I'i.igler Pay. a branch of
After being informed of the boys'
iudierkted the same route and th
det ills as d'd the first hoy.
When he. was through, Panikpah,
the father of I-took-a-shoo, a very in
teliirrr.t man, v.lio was in the party
of EskimVs that came back from Dr.
Cook f re. m ihe northern end of Nan-
sen's Strr-.it. who is familiar s a hunt-i
er with the Jones Sound region, and
tv r lr-.c-. lfrn in enmmnnflpp I'tn-'fl
41, rr rt., I drup's "ileticrlta Sound" and Nansen
various exiiciitions for some fifteen '
narrative thus far. Commander Peary
suggested a series cf questions to be
put to the boys in regard to this trip
Buchanan Bay, and crossed l-'Isuiere
Land thnu'gh the valley r.mr, at the
liead of Kiaglrr Pay. indicated by: from the land out and back to t.
Comma ndn- lVary iu and mil
f i;:ed by Svi"rdr;:p in lSf'9. to th." head
i of SvcrdiMp's "Pay Fiord" "on the west
si'ie of Ellesir.ero Ind.
Their route then lay out through
' this fiord, thence north through Sver-
jears. came in and indicated the same
localities aud details as the two boys.
Then the first boy was brought In
again, and with a pencil he traced on
the map ti.cir route, iu?mbor3 of ojr
party writing upon the chart where,
according to the boy's statement, they
had killed deer, bear, some of their
dogs, seal, walrus and mask-oxen.
The second boy was thin called in
On their way they killed musk oxen
and bear, and made caches, arriving
eventually at a point on the west side
of Nansen Strait (shore of Axel Ilei-
berg Land of Sverdrup), south of Cape
A cache was formed here and the
four Eskimos uid not go beyond this
point. Two others, Koolootingwah
End Inughito. went on one more march
and the two went over the chart to- Vith D Cook and Ule tWQ ,)0yg holp.
Ki-iniT, Hie r-eeiiii o..v hju..,,,, tQ mij(, gnow itrco 1hon ro.
some changes as noted hereatter. 4urncd without sleeping.
Finally. Panikpah, the father, was I ,Tl.-s twr Ks..iirlr, iwlf.int h:.etr
again called in to verify details of the
r letter from Dr. Cock to Francke, clat-
portions ot tne rouze wnn vuica no . tho 17th of Marcb Tho tWQ mpn
was personally familiar. . rejoined tho other four men who had
The bulk of the boys' testimony was )0cn ,(lft hchind anil t, ,:ix rctl!rne(1
not taken by Commander Pe:ry. nor to Anoratrk an.ivhlT v Tth. T!li3
in his presence, a fact Oiat obviates ,nfornlat,orl was obtaincrt 'not from tne
any possible claim that they were;two Esklmo boya but from ,he B,x
awed by him. men who returned and from Franrke
Certain questions on independent ,-msllf Id wag known lo us ,n the
lines from tho direct narrative of the;cmmrr of 190s ncn 1he RoosovoIt
" first arrived at Etah. The information
Is inserted here as supplementary to
the narrative of the two boys.)
I Kneountrrpil Open Watrr.
! After sleeping at the camp where
the last two Eskimos turned back. Dr.
Cook and the two boys went in a
northerly or northwesterly direction
with two sledges and twenty odd dogs.
The Best Place in
These questions and answers were
as follows: ,. i
Did they cress many open leacl3 or
much open water during this time?
Did they make any caches out o:i
the Ice? Ans. No.
Did they kill any bear or seal while
out on the ice north of Cape Thomas
Hubbard? Ans. No.
Northwest. On this Island they camp
ed for one sleep.
-The. size and position of this inland.
as drawn by the first boy, was erlti
cised by the second boy as being too
large and too far to The west, the see
ond boy calling the attention of tho
first to the fact that the position of
the island was more nearly in line
with the point where they had left
Heiberg Land (Cape Northwest) and
the channel between Amund Ringner,
Land and Ellef Ringnes Land.
This criticism and correction waa
accepted by the first boy, who started
to change the position cf the island
but was "slopped, as Commander Peary
had given Instructions that no changes
or erasures were to be made in the
route as drawn by the Eskimos on the
From this island they could see two
lands beyond tSverdrups Ellef Ring
lies and Amund Ringnes Land. )
From the island they journeyed to
ward the left hand one of these two
lands (Amund Ringnes Land), passin;
a small island which they did not visit.
Arriving at the shore of Amund
Ringnes Land, the Eskimos killed a
deer, as indicated on the chart.
C overH Dale Kof Allrr'l lasli.
The above italicized portion of the
stutemeafTf 'the- Eskimo boys covers
the p riod f time in which Dr. Cook
claims to have gene lo the Pole and
beck, and the : entira tl.ne during
which-he,. could "pos3ibly have mtJe
tttenipta. to go to li.
The answers of the Eskimo boys to
Commander Peary's r.crks of inle
pendent "quest ion.?. :;hov.i.?g that t'.iy
killed no game, r.i.ide no i Mchcr.. lost
no dog?. and returned to tho h'tul with
loaded sledge:-, make.-: their attain
ment of the Polo on the trip North of
('alYhom.is IIubbard a physical and
mathematical impersibility, as it
wouid dei :and the subsl.-.tor.ce of
three men and over twenty dog dur
ing a journey of ten hundred and forty
geographical miles on less than two
sledge loads of supplie r
If it is suggested that perhips Dr.
Cook got mixed and that he reached
the Pole, cr thought he did, between
ihe time of ie.iving the nor.hwost
coast c f Heiberg Land at Capo North
west and his arrival at Ringnes Laud,
Did they kill or lose any of their
!ogs while out on the ice? Ans. No.
where they killed the deer, we nia:;t
then add to the date of Dr. Cook's
letter of March 17th, at or near Ca;e
Thomas Hubbard, the subsequent four
or five sleeps at that pr.int, and the
number of days required to march
from Cape Thomas Hubbard to Cape
Northwest (a distance of some sixty
nautical miles), which would advance
his date of departure from the land
to at least the 2."th of March, and be
prepared to accept the claim that Dr.
t'ook went from Cape Northwest
(about latitude eight and a half de
grees North) to the Pole, a distance
of live hundred and seventy geograph-
With how many pledges did they
ttart? Ans. Two.
How many dogs did they have? Ans.
Did not remember exactly, but some
thing over twenty.
How many sledges did they have
v.hen they got back to land? Ans.
Did they have any provisions left on
Iheir sledges when they came back to
land? Ans. Yes the sledges still had
about all they could carry, so they
were able to take but a few things
from the cache.
From here they then went southwest
along the northwest coast of Heiberg
Land to a point indicated on the map
(Sverdrup's Cape Northwest).
From here they went west across
the ice, which was level and covered
with snow, offering good going, to a
one more inarch, when i.he eneoun
. tered rough ice i.nd a load cf open v.a-
, tor. They did net enter this rough ice . low island which they had seen from
nor crocs the leid. but turned west- i the shore of Heiberg Land at Cape
ical miles, in twenty-seven days.
Turn Hack Snulli.
After killing the deer they then
traveled south along the east side of
Ringnes Land to the point indicated
on the chart, where they killed an
They then went east across the
south part of Crown Prince Gustav
Sea to the south end of Heiberg Laud,
then down through Norwegian Bay,
where they secured some bears, but
not until after they had killed some
of their dogs, to the east side of Gra
ham Island, then eastward to the little
bay marked "Eid's Fiord" on Sven
drup's chart, then southwest to Hell's
Gate and Simmon's Peninsula.
Here for the first time during the
entire journey, except as already not
ed off Cape Thomas H. Hubbard, they
encountered ojien water. On this point
the boys were clear, emphatic, and
unshakable. They spent a good deal
of time in this region, and finally
iibandoned their dogs and one sledge,
took to their boat, crossed Hell's Gate
to North Kent, up Into the Norfolk
Inlet, then back along the north coast
of Colin Archer Peninsula to Cape
Vera, where they obtained fresh eider
duck eggs. Here they cut the remain
ing sledge off, that is shortened it, as
it was awkward to transport with the
boat, and near here they killed a walrus..
. The statement in regard to tho
fresh, eider duck eggs permits the np-
(Contlnued on Pace Nino.)
Anty Drudge Gives the Conductor
Conductor "Beg pardon, ma'am, for dropping the nickel;
I'll get it for you riht away. Those gloves make
my hands so clumsy, but if I didn't wear them my
hand.3 would be as dirty as my linen. What with
handling money, and the pushing and shoving, my
things get so dirty, my wife doesn't like to wash 'em."
Anty Imd(jc "Well, that's a sad state of afTairs. Get
her to try Fels-Naptha and she shall complain no
more about washing your clothes. No backaches
from Fels-Naptha, or hard work either. Your wile
can do a day's washing before noon if she use3 it."
When Fels-Naptha soap is used the
hanging out is the hardest part of the wash
ing No boiling, either winter or summer.
No fire to keep red hot; no tiring and
tedious rub-a-dub on the washboard.
Fels-Naptha itself docs the hardest part
of the washday work loosening the dirt;
All the human aid necessary is a few
rubs, a quick rinsing and the clothes are
ready for wringing.
Out they go on the line, sweeter and
whiter than if a whole day were spent
trying to grind out the dirt on a washboard.
. For further information read the inside
of the red and green wrapper.
yfVC y. .r ,n. m I, Mill III - ' I" llllir III I M III III i.l
"The Happy Citizen." No 4,
Once on a time, there lived
a. Man who had a t.tniU' tliat
would not come i ff . I.ik" a
Kohin Ki-dlirc;ul in .Iuih-, lie
scattered joy wherever he went.
His neighbors often asked why
he was so (lay. His aiier
was always the same; ' ,u.
not any Man." Put, said tie ;,
".When iekness overtal.t'H
Tiiee or Thine, unaware;;, nr
any other natural hut iinfur
seen event disperses thy sin k
els, while they five utill w;uin
what Then?" . Then answ. i. J
he them, "Know brothers, mat
when I. am Iteet fur the
Where-yith-aU, I go with all haste to one whose business it is lo
disburse moneys to the Fiiianr i illy Perplexed; there my need .tie
quickly Supplied, and T depai'. in Peace." Then said they. "i!"
speaks Wisdom let us make a note of this." And straightway the)
betook themselves, as occasion Uequired, to the cheerful Du jm n .ei
and found that it was Kven so
AlOKAIi Emulation is the sincereest form of common sense
Should YOP at any time bo in need of ready rash call and .'"e us
about it we will be very pleased to explain our system of ! aniii;'
money to honest people. We know our methods will plea ;e yea. a:.d
our rates are comparatively !ov. Wo loan from $10 upwards
you cannot call, a letter or phone message will bring our man to
you you can arrange for a loan with him. AH transactions stixI'V
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Phone West ."It.
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HOCK ISLAM. ILL-
o BAD BLOOD
Bad blood is responsible for most of our ailments, and when from any
cause it becomes infected with impurities, humors or poisons, trouble In some
form is sure to follow. Muddy, sallow complexions, eruptions, pimples, etc..
show that the blood is infected with unhealthy humors which have changed
it from a pure, fresh stream to a sour, acrid fluid, which forces out its
impurities through the pores and glands of tho skin A very common evi
dence of bad blood is sores and ulcers, which break out on the flesh, often
from a very insignificant bruise, or even scratch or abrasion. If the blood
was healthy tho place would heal at once; but being infected with impurities
which are discharged into tho wound, irritation and inflammation are set
up, the fibres ar.d tissues are broken, and the sore continues until the
blood is purified of the causo. S. S. S. is Nature's blood-purifier and tonic,
made entirely from roots, herbs and barks. It goes down into the circula
tion and removes every particle of impurity, humor or poison, restores lost
vitality, and steadily tones up the entire system. S. S. S. neutralizes any
excess of acid in the blood, making it pure, fresh and halthy. and perma
nently cures Kczema, Acne, Tetter, Salt Iiheum, Boils, and all other skin
eruption or disease. Book on the blood and any medical advice free.
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