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DR. COOK, FINDS
Brussels, Sept. I.?The observatory i
hero received the following tck-grnm j
dated Lcrwlck, Shetland Islands:
"Reached North Pole April 21, 1908.
Discovered land far north. Ueturn to
Copenhagen by steamer Hans Egedc.
(Signed) "Frederick Cook."
The American oillcials at the obsor- ?
vat try state lite dispatch is surely au
thentic anil that the North Pole has
been reached for (ha llrst time by an
Paris, September 2. -?Tho Paris
odltion of the New Vork Herald this I
morning publishes a. signed statement
from Dr.Vredorlck a. rook, which is:
dated "Hnnsegedc, Berwick, Wednes
day," on his experiences in the Arctic
"Alter a prolonged fight With famine :
and frost.-' says Dr. Cook, "we have 1
at last succeeded in reaching tho |
North Pole. A new highway, with
an interesting strip of animated
nature, has been explored, and big 1
K?me haunts located, which will de
light sportsmen and extend the !
"Land h;.s been discovered on which
rest tie- earth's northermosl rocks.;
A triangle of 110,.I square miles lias
la en cut out of the IciTCstlal un
known. The expedition was the out
come of a summer cruise in Hie Artie
neas on the schooner Bradley, Which
arrived a' the limits of navigation in
Smith Sound late in August; 1007.
II? e conditions were found to launch
a venture to the pole. J. it. Brad
ley liberally supplied from his vessel
uuitable provisions for local use. My
own equipment for emergencies j
Borved well for every purpose in the
"Many Ks piimauxs had gathered on
the Greenland shores at Annatoak for;
the winter hear hunt. Immense
quantities of meat had been collected,
and about the camp were plenty of
strong dogs. The combination was i
lucky, for there was good material
for equipment. All that was required
was carefully arranged lor a point
only seven hundred miles from the
"A house and workshop was built
of packing boxes by willing hands,
and this northernmost tribe of 250 peo
pie set themselves to the problem of1
devising a suitable out tit. Before
the cud of the long winter night we
?were ready for the enterprise, and
plans had matured to force a new
route over Grinnell Land northward
along its west coast out onto the
"The Campaign opened with a few
scouting parties being sent over the
American shores to explore (he way
and see the game haunts. Their
mission was only partly successful,
because of the storms. At sunrise
of Pi--. 'February P.m the main ox
pi i;::, :i embarked on iis voyrtge to
the pole. It consisted of eleven men
and 1011 (iogs drawing eleven heavily
lad a sledges, The expedition left
the Greenland shore and pushed
Westward over tho trouble,; |?>e of
Smith Sound. Tin gloom ol the long
lllght was relieved only by ft few
hours of daylight. The Chill of the
Winter was felt at i*s worst. As wo
crossed the heights of Ellostriei'e
Sound to the Pacific Slope the tem
perst ire sank to minus Sil centigrade.
Sevi rnl dous were frozen, and the men
Buffered severely, hu? we soon found
the f.nmc i rails along which the way
was easy. We forced through Nan
sea Sound to Land's End. In this
march we secured I'd mu.-k oxen,
7 lie i! s rind ?"????*? hares.
"Wo pushed out into the Polar Sea
f t of Herbert
l ; i
? was 1 1
<h" s Inter 6iher Eskimos, fdfming
U ting p, i
by tl ? survival of the littest, Ti e
two best men and twenty-six dogs
wee ,?:< p. i foi" the final effort.
''There hefep'e. us. in an unknown
line pf 4iio miles, lay our goal. The
firs! days provided long inarches, rind
we made i ncouraglng progress. a
|>.ti! had, which separated the hind
from the ice of tho central pack, was
Crossed With little delay. The low
temperature was persistent, and the
v. fads made life a torture. Put
r iped up in our houses, eating dried
b< '. tallow and drinking hoi tea.
there were some animal comforts
occasionally to be gained,
"For several days after tin1 sight of
I:,1 >v a land was lost the overcast sky
p jeftted an accurate determination
Of our positions. Oh March "0. the
ho Izefl was partly cleared, and m w
land was discovered. Our observa
t'ons gave our position as latitude
84.17, longitude 86.36. There was
urgent need of rapid advance. Our
main mission did not permit n detour
for the purpose of exploring the CO) St,
Here were seen the last signs of solid
earth; beyond there was nothing
stable to bo seen.
"We advanced steadily over the
monotony of moving sea Ice, and now
found ourselves beyond the range of
all life?neither foot prints of hears
or blow holes of seals were detected.
Even the microscopic creatures of
(he deep were no longer under us.
The maddening influence of the shift
ing desert of frosl became almost
une.lurnble in the daily routine. The
surface ol the pack offered Jess and
less trouble and the weather im
prove:!. Put there still remained the
life sapping wind which drove despair
to its lowest recess. The extreme
cold compelled physical action. Thus
day atier day our weary legs spread
over big distances. Incidents and
position were recorded, hut adventure
was promptly forgotten in the next
day's efforts. The night of April T
was made notable by the swinging of
the SUIl at midnight over the northern
Ice. Sun burns and frost bites were
now recorded on the same day, but
the double day's glitter infused tpilte
an Incentive into one's life of shivers.
"Our observation on April 6 placed
the camp In latitude S6.36, longitude
94.2. In spite of what seemed long
marches, we advanced but little over
a hundred miles. Much of our work
was lost in circuitous twists, around
troublesome pressure lines and high)
irregular Heids. A very old Ice drift,
too. was driving eastward with suf
ficient force to give some anxiety.
"Although still equal to about fifty
miles dally, the "Mended marches and
the bum hours for travelling with
which for!une favored us earlier were
no longer possible. We were now
about two bundled miles from the
Pole and sledge loads wen? reduced.
One tlog after another went into the
stomachs, of the hungry survivors un
til the teams w> re considerably dim
inished In number, but there seelned
to remain a sufficient balance for man
and brute to push along into the
heart of the mystery to which we had
"On April 1*1 we had reached SO de
nn es. minutes, 46 seconds. The
Pole was in sinht. We covered the
remaining fourteen seconds and made
a few final observations. I told EtU
kishook and Ah welsh (the accom
panying Eskimos) that we had readi
ed the 'Great Nail." Everywhere we
turned was south. With a single
step we could pass from one side of
the earth to the other; from midday
to midnight. At hist the flag floated
to the breezes at the Pole. It was
April 21, 1008. The temperature was
minus :!S centigrade, barometer L'th.v;.:
latitude. !?0; as for the longitude it
was nothing, as it was but a word.
"Although with joy, our spirits
began to undergo a feeling of weari
ness. Next day ?fter taking all our
observations, a sentiment of intense
Soltitude penetrated us while we
looked at I he horizon. Was it pos
sible that this desolate region, with
out a patch of earth, had aroused the
ambition of so many men for so many
centuries. There was no ground,
only an immensity of dazzling white
snow, no living heilig, no point to
break the frightful monotony.
"On April _'.! we started <;:i our
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2Sth annual session will begin Sept. 15, 1909. For catalogue address
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