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WITH SUNDAY MORNISQ EDITION. Office. 11th St. and P?ta*ylT*ni\ ' The Evening Star Newspaper Company, European Office: 8 Eefent St., London. England. New York OiBoo: Tribune Building. Chicago Office: First National Bank Building. Th?> Evenlnjr Star. with the Sunday morning edition, is deliTerwl by carrier* within the city at V> rent# per month. Orders may be i>ont by mail or telephone Main 244<> Ooll?ctlon is made by carrier at tke end of each month. By null, postage preps Id: Dally. Snnday included, one month. AO cents. Dally, Sunday excepted, one month. 50 rents. Saturday Star, SI year. Sunday Star. <1.50 year. lEmrai No. 17,875. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1909?TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. W eather. Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight. Saturday probably showers and warmer ETNA WAS NOT SPYING American Warship Tardy in Answering Her Salute. COURTESY MADE HER WAIT Capt. Baggio Indignant at Hint That Affront Was Intended. SHIP NOT OUT OF COUUSE Did Not Know Target Practice "Was in Progress Until Too Late to Avoid Speaking Fleet. FpoHdl From Staff roTT!>sp?nd??Dt. BALTIMORE, Md., September 3.? < larged with violating naval etiquette by lingering near the United States fleet at target prat-tire off Cape Henry, CapL Baggio. commander of the Italian train ing ship Etna, now at anchor in Balti more harbor, makes the assertion that l ad the Americans not been so tardy in answering his salute there would have been no necessity for him to extend, almost to the i.reaking point, the interna tional courtesy that obliges a ship salut ing to remain In the vicinity while the other craft is given an opportunity to make the return salute. ' aPr- Baggio, in an interview with The Star correspondent this morning, stated emphatically that, while it was true he did remain in the vicinity of the practicing ships, he was nevertheless duty bound to do so in order to receive the reply to the salute he gave as he passed the first ship of the line. lie declares that when he fired his guns he anticipated a quick reply as he steamed along. Not getting it, and ap pieciating that the Americans may have teen taken unawares, with no saluting ammunition handy, he slowed down and then hove to. When he heard the salute to him he steamed on. Not Out of True Course. I am indignant that such a matter ha.-, been given publication, and I am sur prised as well," said the captain. "We were en route from Bermuda and were f-n our true course to the capes of the Chesapeake. Early Sunday morning the first of the American ships were sighted directly ahead. Without changing our course we steamed toward them. "As we reached the first ship in the line -we gave the customary salute. At the! time we did not know whether the tieet was at practice. Later, when we found that they were, it was too late for us to change our course, and we kept on, pass ing ship after ship. j In the meantime, our salute had not been answered. We slowed down, pass ing be.ween the ships and the targets, for the simple reason that it was too late to swerve and go around the targets. Lnder reduced speed we passed ship after ship, but not a gun was heard. When we found ourselves off the flagship of Admiral Schroeder, the last ship of the line, we were placed in the predica men; of either running away or waiting for the salute. Courtesy demands the latter course, and we hove to, waiting. Salute Allowed Her to Proceed. After a time the salute was fired. i is was at once accepted, not only as a return of the courtesy, but all that was expected or wanted. We continued on ? a- way to the rapes, giving the matter 1." further thought. While HV were passing by the fleet :a.;t rally .-very man 0J my vessel was ? u.- . I ho.-e who had glasses no doubt ?1 l.'rni to .-it the beautiful light * i.'fi .1 routiil iif- tJut us to our spy ? ipoi th. pi to ysrertuin any of their ? t:-, why that is ridiculous." !?' Uuutrio, u iiu is the -Marquis of " ,-.nd one of the best known 111 th?- Italian navy, and regarded ?' 1 oiur us highly proficient in his call whs greatly jncensed. He paced his ; dt<.k while he denounced in most . mpnaltc language tiie very suggestion ' -at either he or any of his men should h.ive b en spying upon the operations of irif American fleet. I knew absolutely nothing of it until 1 read the morning papers," he con ? n ied. - Therefore, the visit to Wash ? gton yesterday, had nothing to do with 1 ie matter. Our visit there was solely for the purpose of visiting the public 1 lings and the other interesting places. ? We did not even visit the Italian em u.-sy, as it is closed for the summer i -ie entire time in Washington was spent in sightseeing. Targets Not New. As far as the targets used by the ? merle an fleet are concerned, they con sisted of huge pieces of canvas on which ships are painted and are swung fr.>m torpedo boats to floats. There is nothing new about them. h, Ft^r Si'? ,?"eaiS the>' have been used b> the Italian navy and other navie? I he men of the Aetna could gain from "j1 IJo information they have not al "The whole affair is ridiculous and is >" trifling a matter that it is not worthv ?>f serious attention." Not a Deliberate Affront; Criticism Is Deprecated Genuine regret is expressed in adminis tration circles over the publications ascribing improper motives to the com mander of the Italian cruiser Aetna, which is reported to have steamed be tween the ships of the Atlantic battle Miip fleet engaged in target practice oiT tie \ irginia capes, Saturday morning last. Naval officers in authority at Washing ton expressed the opinion that any criti - sm of the action of the commander of the vessel should be withheld until some substantial evidence is at hand that in any way violated international pro priety in an efTort to observe the opera tions of and results of the gunners' work aboard the vessels. The Aetna, they say is a guest of the nation, and it would i e h'ghly improbable that her command ? r v ould be guilty of an intentional af fron-. to our people, especially on the eve of his arrival. The officers say that the ship was on her way to an American port and if she slowed up, as reported when approaching the fleet, it was In all probability, because of her Intention to pass in at the capes, a practice com mon at such times. If any affront was given, the naval (Continued on Eleventh Page.) Ready to Assert Sovereignty East of Greenland. FRANCE PREDICTS QUARREL Prince Roland Bonaparte Thinks England Will Defend Title. UNITED STATES NOT GREEDY Officials in Washington Deem It of Little Consequence to Claim Land Where Cook Plants Flag. ^p^rial Dispatch to The Star. OTTAWA, September 3.?Official cir cles take the view that the discovery ( of the north pole by Dr. Took doe? not affect Canada's title to the sovereignty j of all land which lies to the eastward of Greenland and between the northern shore of Canada proper and the pole. These lands have been visited by many American explorers, particularly Peary. Many islands are named after past Presidents of the United States. Canada never has abandoned claim to this territory. Capt. Bernier at present is in arctic waters planting the British flap on all the islands at which he touches. A high government official stated to day that the Canadian government un- ; doubtedly would contest any claim to territory in these regions which might ; be set up in virtue of Dr. Cook's discov- j ery. Prince Roland Bonaparte Predicts Row Over Pole PARIS, September 3?The Matin publishes an interview with Prince Ro land Bonaparte, in whieh he forecasts controversy, if not conflict, lietween Great Britain and the United States rel ative to the possession of territory at the north pole. He says that, theoretically, the north polar territory, being a continuation of Canada, belongs to Great Britain. In point of fact, however, the explorer planted the American flag at the pole, and the territory, therefore, would ?eem to belong by right of discovery to the United States. Prince Roland thinks the point may well become a subject for diplomatic complications. United States Indifferent to Ownership of New Land It has not been established that the land in the neighborhood of the polo Is a "continuation of Canada." Some scientists hold that it must be a continuation of Greenland. In that event Denmark could claim control over it. According to government authorities, the United States cannot claim control, because Dr. Cook was in no sense an agent of this government. State Department officials are of the opinion that it is of little consequence to the United States what lands Dr. Cook has discovered on his way to the north pole, so far as actual territorial posses sion is concerned. It is recalled by the department officials that ever since 1S23 American explorers in botn the arctic and antarctic have dis covered vast areas of land to which no claims were ever made. Admiral Wilkes discovered in the ant-! arctic a territory of more than a hundred thousand square miles in area. Dr. Kane made large discoveries in the arctic, but no effort has ever been made by the United States to assert its right to them. Gen. Greely some years ago located lands which never before were known to exist, as also have other explorers. No Claim Over Waste Lands. In fact, many of the world's great nav igators have, from time to time, made discoveries to which no claim was ever made. The principal reason for this, however, is said to be that these lands in every instance were almost inaccessible and of absolutely no value to any one. The Islands of Spitzbergen. discovered many years ago, are still without a rec ognized owner. On the maps these is.ands are designated as belonging to Russia, but her claim, if ever asserted, has never been recognized, and for many years it was designated on the maps as "No Man's I^and." These islands are not only accessible, but have developed some thriving industries. Only within the last few years has any effort been made to exercise over them any jurisdic tion or authority. Sovereignty May Be Fixed. Recently, however, a conference has been suggested of representatives of coun tries having interests in them to provide some sort of an administration for their government. The United States probably will be represented in that conference by reason of the fact that the only import ant coal mine:: in the territory are oper ated by Americans. Modern map makers, it is said, usually give title to these faraway lands to the nations by whom they were discovered. As a matter of fact, only In the rare.st instances have claims to them been as serted and recognized. As to the particular territory which Dr. Cook is said to have discovered, the statement was made today that it was quite probable that these lands would be found to be an extension of the main land of Greenland, and, if so, they belong to Denmark. At any rate it is extremely improbable, it is said, that the United States would attempt to assert sovereign ty over them. By Bight of Discovery. Dr. Hannls Taylor, special counsel of the Spanish treaty claims commission, recognized as an authority on interna tional law. says that this government may well claim ownership to the north pole by right of discovery. As the pole seems to be a permanent Ice field Dr Taylor thinks it might be possible to consider it as land instead of as the high seas. Department officials say that, for sev eral centuries, it has been a well estab lished principle of international law that the discovery of new land gives right of possession, but that subsequent settle ment is necessary to retain the title. It is also well established that the high THE UP-TO-DATE DEALER. seas are open to all for navigation and fishing. All authorities on international law are silent on the subject of permanent ice fields. It is pointed out that if the Ice fields can be considered as land, and if the question of "settlement" is not to^ strongly emphasized, the pole may be considered as territory belonging to the United States, even though Dr. Cook did not represent this country officially. Question Legal, Not Diplomatic. Assistant Secretary of State Adee said that the ownership of 30,000 square miles of territory, apparently tyscovered by Dr. Cook near the pole. Is not a dlplo-1 matic problem, but a legal question to be J decided by the solicitor of the Stale De- I partment. Other officials of the State j Department expressed the opinion that, i as Dr. Cook is a citizen of this country and had planned the American flag at tne I north pole, the land neaVby belongs to the United States by right of discovery. All sorts of humorous opinions were given on the subject. At the Department of Justice it was said that as soon as the region around the pole gets thickly set tled officials of the department would be sent up there to bust up the ire trust. As the territory is supposed to belong to the United States, the question was raised as to how many census enumerators should be sent up there, and whether any ; one had yet applied for the job. Some army officers said that the student officers at the War College are already hard at work mapping out a plan of de fense in case of a threatened invasion of the north pole by a foreign power. CONSULTS LE6AL ASSISTANTS SECRETARY BALLINGER INVES TIGATAES GLAVIS CHARGES. Goes Over the Data in Cunningham Cases and Declines to Com ment on Situation. Secretary Ballingcr or the Interior De i partment is back on the job. He came in hot-foot from the west today at 10:35 on the first train out of Seattle after he re ceived the President's ?etter anent the Glavis charges. Secretary Ballinger made a quick dive for his desk in the Interior Department, rang his bell and before you could say Jack Robinson had his legal as sistants about him and was deep in the details of the Cunningham cases. These coast hustlers have such a way with them. Assistant Secretary Pierce and Assistant Attorney General Lawler took in with them all the papers in the cases upon which President Taft has demanded a showdown from the Interior Department, and the group went into executive session. Secretary Ballinger begged to be ex cused from commenting upon the situation until he has gone over the data collected by the various officials of the department, In accordance with the President's demand for full information. It was intimated that after he has carefully considered the principal papers in the case Secretary Bal linger may make a statement for the press, probably tonight. Mr. Ballinger stated that he had come to Washington, practically for the pur pose of giving attention to the Cunning ham Alaskan coal claims, but he said there was other business also demanding his attention. He expressed confidence in finding conditions in his depart ment in the best shape, and confirmed the report that after a brief time he would proceed to Beverly for the purpose of taking up with the President the matter of the Cunningham coal entries. He could not say just when he would leave. SUICIDE FROM DESPONDENCY. Body of Once Prominent Actress in the Denver Morgue. DENVER. Colo., September 3.?A wom an's body, which has lain In the morgue two days, unclaimed, has been Identi fied as that of Helen Florence Dixon, former political orator and prominent actress of twenty years ago. In the early nineties, when the popu list party was a power In Colorado, she was one of its leading exponent*. On the stage Mrs. Dixon was known as Miss Helen Florence. PhotograDhs of noted players were found among her belongings. She once was an instructor in an academy of music at BufTalo \ y For the last ten years Mrs. Dixon has lived In seclusion in Denver. Her death Is believed to be a case ofi suicide, caused by despondency. ON DUTY WITH BROKEN ARM ACCIDENT BEFALLS PROF. WIL LIS L. MOORE. Faints From Acute Painr-Is Never theless Serving Today as Acting Secretary. Prof. Willis I* Moore, chief of the United States weather bureau, is today acting secretary of Agriculture, with one of his arms broken and in a plaster cast. The accident which deprived hiin of the use of his left arm occurred about 10 o'clock this forenoon. Prof. Moore was coming in to his office from his country home, near Rockville, on the electric cars. While on 31st street above M street lie spied his carriage waiting for him, and alighted from the car while it was going at about the rate of eight miles an hour. As his right foot struck the roadway, which is paved with flat concrete blocks, the heel of his shoe caught against the side of a block and he was pitched head long to the street. Fred L. Francis, an employe of the weather bureau, by a co incidence, was standing nearby waiting to embark on a car for the Rockville fair. He recognized his chief and at once picked him up and assisted him into a hardware store in the vicinity. After Prof. Moore had been placed upon a chair he fainted from pain, but quickly recovered when a stimulant was adminis tered- He then entered his carriage and holding his broken arm in his right hand directed the driver to convey him to the office of Dr. Carr. Bones of. Arm Broken. The surgeon found that all the bones of the left arm had been broken Just above the wrist. He set the broken bones and placed the arm in a plaster cast. Prof. Moore was advise'd to go to his home, but he pluckily declined to do so. This is the first day of his, assignment as acting secretary of agriculture in some time, and he realized that there were some important matters awaiting his personal attention. So after his arm had been set he re-entered his carriage and was driven to the department, where lie presided the remainder of the day. When seen at his office. Prof. Moore had in his potket as a relic of the mis hap the leather heel of hts right shoe. He said it was torn from the shoe by the impact with the corner of the flat concrete block when he fell. The fact that the heel was torn off indicates the force with which he was pitched forward. "I am a little disfigured," he said smilingly, "but an on duty with one good arm. It was fortunate my right arm was not broken or I would not have been able to wield a pen or pencil. But with my good right arm I can continue the duties of acting secretary Jointly with those of chief of the weather bureau." Employes Express Sympathy. Many of the employes of the department called on Prof. Moore and congratulated him on his pluck and because the acci dent was no worse, considering how forc ibly he was thrown down on the roadway. Two years ago while in New York Prof. Moore met with an accident which result ed in the breaking of his right arm. He was going down the steps in front of a building, when he slipped upon the ice and snow on the steps and fell. The arm was not properly set, and several weeks later It was necessary to have the bone rebrok'-n and reset. Unless complications set in, which are not looked for. it will be Acting Secretary of Agriculture Willis L. Moore on duty again tomorrow. LAURELS FOR DR. COOK. Latest Hat for Women Named for the Arctic Explorer. CHICAGO, 111., September 3.?Dr. Cook, struggling against the blizzard blasts of the great north and the more subtle danger of the food tin, little thought of the fame that was to be his when he reached the very top of the world. The newest fashion In women's hats has been named the "Dr. Cook." The "Dr. Cook" hat Is suggestive of the polar regions. It seems as high as the cartoonist's picture of the pole, although in reality it is only two feet tall. It is constructed of brown fur, fuzzy and ex pensive. It is Just such a hat as the famous explorer might have drawn over his head when the wind blew cold and It looks massive and solid enough to fur nish forth a good soup in case of arctic emergencies. Further heightening its chilly effect is a snow-like spray or aigrette high up oil the left side. The Association of Retail Milliners in session here, is the designer of the "Dr. Cook" hat. ROCHESTER LEADS. National Association of Letter Car riers Elects Officers. ST. PAUL, Minn., September 3.?When the ballots were counted this morning it was thought that the National Associa tion of Letter Carriers had elected to meet in Rochester, X. Y., in 1911, but a recount showed that although Rochester led it lost by three votes. Further balloting will be necessary to select I he fifth member of the executive board and the third member of the com mittee on laws and constitution. The officers elected are: President .William E. Kelley, Brooklyn, N. Y.; vice president, Edward J. Gainor, Muncie, Ind.; secretary, Edward J. Cantwell, Brooklyn, N. Y.; treasurer, Charles D. Duffy. Chicago; executive board, Michael T. Finnan, BloominKton, 111.; Richard F. Quinn, Philadelphia; A. L. Tharp, New York city, and Fay S. Trafton, Cleve land, Ohio; committee on laws and con stitution, Thomas S. McKeever, San Francisco, and Josiah Poark, Portland, Ore.; chief collector M. B. A., William Dunn, Nashville, Tenn.; board of trustees. S. E. Graham. Kansas City, Mo., and Chris Longhead, Detroit; chief clerk re tirement association, John T. Mugavin; directors of retirement association. John J. Goodwin, Providence, R. I., and Ed ward J. Scully, Pittsburg, Pa. RUSSIA INSISTS ON A SLICE CLAIMS A SHARE IN THE CHINESE RAILWAY LOAN. French Interests Believed to Be Striving for Greater Share in Em pire's Financial Affairs. PEKING, September 3.?Under instruc tions from St. Petersburg. M. Korotovitz, the Russian minister to China, will to morrow for the second time urge the for eign board to recognize Russia's claim for representation in the allotment of the loan of $30,000,000 for the construction of the Hankow-Sze-chuen railroad. France is said to be supporting Russia in this course. St. Petersburg does not accept the Chinese contention that the loan has been concluded. Because of the new sit uation arising from Russia's proposed ac tion, and the prospect that the loan will not at present be signed, the manager of the French bank in Peking will leave here tomorrow for Paris. The Russian claims will have the effect, in principle, of opening competition for the German share of the loan, as the Ger mans are the only participants whose position is not protected by the existing convention. It is understood here that the Germans constitute the strongest ob stacle to signing the loan agreement by China and the United States, essential to American equality in participation, and the completion of such an agreement is the present bone of contention. The influence of Grand Councilor Chang-Chi-Tung with the German bank ?hows no signs of abatement, and the British and French bankers declare it is impossible for them to alter the German attitude. It is believed that French interests are now seeking a degree of equality in Chi nese financial affairs equal to that for which American interests are striving. Suffragettes Fined $10 Each. LONDON. September 3.?The eight suf fragettes who were arrested August 19 in Downing street in connection with the picketing of Premier Asquith's residence were today sentenced to pay fines of $10 each or spend seven days in the Bow street jail. They gave notice of appeal on the ground that all subjects of the "king have the right to approach the sov ereign through his ministers, and that in endeavoring to interview the premier they were merely exercising these rights. Testimonial Banquet to Edison. BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N. Y., Septem ber 3.?Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A Edison last night attended a banquet given here in his honor by 250 men who have been associated with him in the commercial development of electricity. Five thousand pin-point incandescent lamps sparkled among the roses and asters that deco rated the tables. There were no set speeches. Freight Hits Working Gang at Greensburg, Pa. CAUGHT BY PASSING TRAIN Nineteen Young People Injured Near Williamsburg. Pa. ENGINE SMASHES HAY WAGON Another Serious Accident in Des Moines, When Express Strikes Street Car. Special I>isp?t?'h to The Star. ? PITTSBURG, Pa.. September 3.?Four men were killed and eleven others had narrow escapes from death when a sec tion pang working on the Pennsylvania railroad a mile and a half west of Greens burg was run down in the fog by an east-bound freight train this morning The men were getting out of the way of a west-bound train. Cries of the crew riding on the front of the freight train and of the crew of the west-bound train, which was passing, failed to warn the men in time. They could not see the freight until it was upon them, and could not hear it for the roar of the other train. The dead: Joseph Juhasz. thirty-four years old. Jarios Mis. thirty-four yef rs old. Andy P.arabas. forty years old. Mikoliay Tjrela. thirty years old. There were sixteen men in the section gang. The fog whs very dense and In the roar of ihe passing cars they could not hear the east-bound freight approaching on the track 011 which several of them were standing. Nineteen Are Injured. W11.LlAMSBUflG, Pa., September 3.? Xineu persons were severely injured, two probably fatally, last night when the haywagon in which they were being taken to a corn roast was struck by a freight engine at the St. Clair crossing of the Williamsburg branch of the Penn sylvania railroad. Dorothy Henderson and Edna Snively of this place were caugiit in the upset wagon and dragged a great distance. Both were injured internally, and their conditions is critical. The seventeen others, all young men ?and women, were painfully cut and bruised. Train Kits Street Car. DES MOINES. Iowa, September 3.? Mrs. R. M. Rollins and Mrs. Edward Lawless were probably fatally hurt and eleven other passengers were severely in jured last night when a loaded Rock Is.and passenger trail! carrying state fair visit ors struck a packed Fort Des Moines street car in the middle and ciushed it to kindling wood. The street car was dragged fifty feet on the pilot and wrecked against the steel girders ol the railroad bridge across the Des Moines river, wrecked car remained balanced preca riously on the bank of the river twenty feet above the water. It was with dif ficulty that the injured were taken from the wreckage without falling into the river. ? While rescuers were remo\in0 tne street ear passengers from their peril ous situation another Rock Island train ran into a crowd at the rear of the tirst excursion train and a second ca tastrophe was narrowly averted. All the injured live in !>?'? Moines. While only eleven were taken to hos pitals, everybody in the street car was hurt. _ _ Her Throat Is Cut. Mrs. Lawless, who may die, had ner throat cut by a piece of glass. Conductor Harry Badgley of the street car declared that the right o. way had been given his car by the flag man at the crossing. MURDER AND SUICIDE. Irate Father Kills Daughter's Suitor and Turns Revolyer on Self. FORT WORTH. Tex.. September 3.? Forcing the driver of a taxicab at the point of a revolver to take him to the home of his victim, J. C. Woodall. 2S years old, a fireman on the Texas and Pacific railroad, shot and killed S. D Williams, a truck farmer, late yesterday. In an effort to escape, Woodall exchanged shots with two pol.ee officers and Wil liams' son-in-law, and when cornered, turned his revolver on himself, firing a bullet through his head that caused in stant death. Williams' objections to Woodall's attentions to Miss Dovey Wil liams, the farmer's sixteen-year-old daughter, provoked the tragedy, it is al leged. DEATH COMES SUDDENLY. Aged Inmate of Soldiers' Home Vic tim of Heart Disease. NEWPORT NEWS, Va? September 3.? After ordering a glass of beer In a Phoe bus saloon yesterday afternoon, Chris tian Lensch. an aged inmate of the Na tional Soldiers' Home at Hampton, put his head down on a table and expired. Life was extinct when the bartender ap peared to serve the drink. After investi gating the case and hearing the state ments of several old soldiers who were in the place at the time, Dr. G. K. Van derslice announced that death had been caused by heart failure and deemed an inquest unnecessary. Lensch was seven ty-eight years old. Clyde Fitch Is Stricken. f'HALONS-SUR-MARNE, France, Sep tember 3.?Clyde Fitch, the American playwright, was suddenly stricken with an acute case of appendicitis while travel ing lrom Germany in an automobile. Upon arriving here he was removed hastily to a private hospital ancl underwent an oper ation by Dr. Alquier, assisted by two other physicians. Dr. Alquier would not express an opinion today regarding Mr. Fitch, but it is understood that the patient's condition is serious. Mr. Fitch has suffered in the past from appendicitis. To Discontinue Tortures of Moors. TANGIER, Morocco September 3.? Mulai Hafld, the Sultan of Morocco, has promised the French consul at Fei that he will cause to be discontinued the cruel tortures such as recently were in flicted by his soldiers upon rebellious Moors who were led captive Into Fez. Wright Will Not Fly Today. BERLIN, September 3.?Orville Wright will not fly In his aeroplane at the Tem pelhof parade ground today, as expected, on account of the prevailing high wind. COOK OFF THE SKAW; DENMIKEXCITED Copenhagen Scientists and Of ficials Preparing Tremen dous Welcome. STEAMER HANS EGEDE DUE AT HER DOCK BY MIDNIGHT Government Warship and Othei Craft Off to Escort Her In. MINISTER EGAN IS IN PART'S Bound of Entertainment in Honor of Arctic Explorer Is Planned. King to Receive Noted Far North Traveler. - SKAGE.V, Denmark. September 3.?\ newspaper correspondent who went on board the Hand Kgede from the pilot steamer off here wan able to obtain a few words with Dr. Frederick A. Cook. The explorer ascribed his ?ucpr?? In the faet that be made use of llie old meth<?dM, namely. Eskimos ?n?l due*, and that he Hied like an Eskimo him self. The explorer then gave 11 hurried sketch of hlii expedition. In n liirb lie ?aid: "Going northward. 1 struck first a westerly course from Greenland, and then moved northward. 'I arrived at the north pole April 21. 1908, an already announced, accom panied by only two Eskimo*. We I I reached the pole at 7 o'clock In the morning. "I took dally observations for a whole ; fornlght before arriving at the pole. "Returning, we were forced to take a I more westerly route, and the first ten | days I took obaervatlons dally and re ! corded them. I was unable to measure Ithe depth of the sea. an I had not the necessary Instruments. I "The lowest temperature recorded | was Nil degrees, ceutigrade, below zero." Eighty-three degrees, centigrade. fe llow aero is equal to 117 degrees below ; zero, Fahrenheit. Copenhagen Plans Fete in Honor of Explorer Special PUjiatch to TU>- Star. COPENHAGEN. September :i. ? The steamer Hans Egede, with Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the American explorer, on board, passed Cape Skagen. the nortnern ] extremity oC Denmark, at 2 o'clock this j afternoon. i It is nearly miles from Cape Skagen Id he Skaw) to Copenhagen. As the Hans Egede is not a fast vessel, it Is unlikely she will get in beiore midnight. To Escort Ceek Into Port. Representatives of the Danfsh Geo graphical Society and officers o: the municipal government have gone to meet the Hans Egede in the steamer Melchior. Minister Egan and members o?" his staff will go in Gould Brokaw's yacht, which has just arrived here from Kiel. The city is ablaze with flags in recog nition of the event. Crowds have gone to Elsingmore to watch for the coming of the Hans Egede. The king will probably grant an audi ence to Dr. Cook on Saturday morning. Afterward on the same day the minister of commerce will tender a banquet in honor of the explorer. Entertainments Are Planned. Banquets will also be given by the mu nicipality. by other civic organizations and by individuals, including Minister Maurice F. Egan, if Dr. Cook will stay here long enough to attend them. The Greenland Commercial Society is organizing the reception in behalf of the city. A committee under the presidency of the minister of commerce has been form ed to arrange a fitting reception to th? intrepid explorer on his arrival. The Danish government last night dis patched the torpedo boat Julland from Aarhus to meet Dr. Cook. The Julland came across the Hans Egede off the Skaw. The commander conveyed con gratulations to the explorer in behalf of the government. The special committee of the Royal Geo graphical Society will invite Dr. Cook to be the society's guest during his stay at Copenhagen. Rooms have been reserved for him at the Hotel Phoenix. Denmark Claims Bight to Honor. At a meeting held uncer the auspices ol the government, at which the municipal ity. the Royal Geographical Society ana trade and shipping Interests were repre sented. Mr. Egan. the American minister expressed a desire to take Dr. Cook oil the Hans Egede and bring him to tilt capital under the American flag. Hi waived his right at the instance of thi Danish authorities, who said they wishei to give the hero a welcome befitting thi honor he does the nation by landing on iti shores directly after coming from the polo So the American greeting will be extend ed by Minister Egan from aboard Mr Brokaw's yacht, which will send up fire works as the Hans Egede passes, whili the band will play the American natlona. anthem. A Danish torpedo boat will meet the Hans Egede somewhere south of thi Skaw and convey Dr. Cook to Elsinore. Dr. Stolberg, on Hans Egede, Companion of Explorer Cook BERLIN, September a.?The Tag?, blatt's correspondent at Strasburg state!