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* t . % THE EVENING STAB - - - . ~3s^ m\t 4rtl^lTTtTft zSmt5 w?r wilv ^^/vwjk m ?-> -> ? edition. Is deTlrered by carriers within the city V V ^ ^ r mi T X . ... , , , it 50 cents per month. Orders msy be sent by V 1/ Iliuht. W edncsdav, SROWCrS. all or telephone Main 8440. Collection la mad* & carrier at the end of each month. - * i By mall, postage prepaid: - , . ? : ,, - EgLgSfirjfe* f>s?v No. 17,893. WASHINGTON, 1). C., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER -21, 1909-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. HOW NIGHT INFOLDEE EXPLORER, AGAIN PEARY IN P< tfg M55*r'rv***^-" j ^bi ~*S /fl 3S& q A^Nej^ ^TAH OK ^OlKE.]} ADIiEY Copyr'CJHT I0O9 NE.WYORK Herald CO ALL "Rights "Reserved LAST DAYS OF SDNLIGHT ARE DEVOTED TO CHASE OF CARIBOU AND HARES Scene of Hunt Shifts From Sea to Shore, Where Game is Bagged for Polar Dash. < COMFORT OF WINTER CAMP ADDED TO BY FRANCKE'S ABILITIES AS A COOK. ' ] 'Furs Prepared for the Coming 'Cold?Discoverer Describes the Winter Menu, Which Included , \ i a Supply of Pemmican Brought from j Home?What Pemmican Is Made of. Copyright, 1900, by the New York Herald Company. Registered in Canada In accordance with the Copyright Act. Copyright In Mexico under the laws of the Republic of Mexicb. * All rights reserved. : SYNOPSIS OF CHAPTERS PRINTED ' < In the first installment of his thrilling story, "The Conquest of the 1 Pole," printed In The Star of Wednesday. September 15, Dr. Frederick f A. Cook told of the start from Gloucester on the Bradley, of the voyage t to the polar seas and of the overhauling en route of the equipment needed for the dash to the pole. '1 ' In a graphic manner the discoverer wrote a story of Eskimo life that e never has been excelled for human Interest. He told of the home life, 1 the tragedy and comedy that mingle In the dreary existence of the dwell- r ers In the arotlc, and of the childlike eagerness of the natives to trade their valuable furs and Ivories for the simplest things of civilization. * The yacht, her owner, Mr. John R. Bradley, the explorer and his party were pictured In their preliminary work for the final dash. Finally, after describing the various places visited In Greenland in search of guides and Information as to conditions farther north, Dr. Cook wrote of the trip across Inglefleld gulf, past Cape Auckland and ( > on toward Cape Robertson. c Here the discoverer closed the first part of his narrative, with Etah f and Annootok, the last points of call, looming in the Icy distance. f In the second Installment Dr. Cook describes the voyage to Etah and ^ *-- ?? ?"> Annnntak. the olace of Dlenty. which he selected as the base for his dash to the pole. I In the third installment the explorer describes the work of preparing | j his winter quarters, closing with a graphic description of a warwhal hunt. t " v -a t Fourth Installment 1 THE CONQUEST OF THE POLE. | ? b By Dr. Frederick A. Cook. I t c Copyright. 1909, by the New York Herald Company. Registered in Canada in accordance with the Copyright Act. * Copy right in Mexico under the laws of the Republic of Mexico. a All Rights Reserved. d STORMS now came up with such force and frequency that it ?c was not safe to venture out in kayaks.. A few walruses * were captured from boats, then sea hunting was confined [ to the quest of seal through the young ice. a A similar quest was being followed at every village from Annootok to Cape York. But all sea activity would now soon be lim- s ited to a few open spaces near prominent headlands. t The scene of the real hunt changed from the sea to the land, f We had as yet no caribou meat. The little auks gathered in nets u during the summer, and eider duck, bagged later, disappeared fast a when used as steady diet. We must procure hare, ptarmigan and * reindeer, for we had not yet learned to eat with a relish the fishy, liverlike substance which is characteristic of all marine mammals, a Guns and ammunition were distributed, and when the winds I were easy enough to allow one to venture out every man sought I the neighboring hills. Francke also took his exercise with a gun on his shoulder. The combined results gave a long line of ptarmigan, two c reindeer and sixteen hares. As snow covered the upper slopes | the game was forced down near the sea, where we could still c hope to hunt in the feeble light of the early part of the night. ] NO ANXIETY FOE WINTER. 5 e With a larder fairly stocked and good prospects for other * . (CONTINUED ON TWELFTH PAGR) 1* ) HIS ARC ON HOME 3RT AT S1 bj -V*; I ' " '-* -4 I, ' 1 J' l; 1 EskiwoW^^KAWS .Children; copyriqht kzwyq-rx. t^erm^t All fix qkt5 Re. slrvld DEATH ENDS_ CAREER jov. Johnson of Minnesota Passes Away. 4AD "MADE A GOOD FIGHT" Last Whispered Farewell to His Wife at Bedside. ________ IOME TOWN IS IN MOUBNING Sympathy More Than State-Wide Felt for Popular Executive. Body to ?ie in Capitol. ROCHESTER, Minn., September 21.? 3ympathy more than state-wide goes>out oday to a small group of mourners In his little Minnesota town. The death ot Jov. John A. Johnson, which occurred at 1:24 o'clock this morning, at St. Mary's hospital, following an operation perormed six days ago, has much of naional interest. Gov. Johnson was continually growing n prominence as a national figure, and it the time of his death the attention of he nation was centered on the closing noments of his once promising career. After battling against death with deermined resistance for almost a week Jov. Johnson's life had a peaceful ending. Grouped about his bedside when the end ame were Mrs. Johnson. Miss Sullivan, ler personal friend; the attending physicians and two nurses. The last thing Jov. Johnson did before lapsing into unonsciousness one and a half hours beore his death was to take his wife afectionately by the hand and weakly vhisper: Farewell to His Wife. "Well, Nora. 1 made a Rood fight, but guess I've got to go." Then as the last gleam of intelligence tegan to flicker he pressed her hand genly to his cheek in a parting caress. Gov. Johnson's life hung continually in he balance until the end came. So freluently did his condition change, alterlately for better and then for worse, that lis physicians, ever hopeful, but none too iptimistie, were able to say at no time Inee the operation was performed that he governor had more than an even hance for his life. Dr. W. J. Mayo stated that there were no races of blood poisoning and that the imnediate cause of death was exhaustion ,nd heart failure. Gov. Johnson was in a lethargic state luring the greater part of the night, but ccaslonally was,aroused, especially after ougliing, and would then mutter a few vords to Mrs. Johnson. At times he eemed to wish that the end might come, or on one occasion he said: "My. the ime drags slowly. I am so uncomfortble." Body to Lie in State. It has been decided to send Gov. Johnon's body to St. Paul on a special train his afternoon. A detail of militia will neet the cortege at the station and escort t to the state capltol, where he body will le in state all day tomorrow. Funeral services will be held Thursday .fternoon In the Presbyterian Church at It. Peter. Gov. Johnson's body will be turied beside that of his mother. Th's morning flags on all public and nany private buildings are at half-mast, tnd on the streets and wherever men neet genuine expressions of sorrow are ieard; for Gov. Johnson was loved for lis amiable qualities as a man in adlitlon to his popularity as governor. TJderwent Three Operations. Gov. Johnson had been operated oil wire before, flrst for the removal of ulers from the stomach and afterward or an abscess of the bowels. Both were icute, prolonged cases, and the governir was In a serious condition each time, rhere had been obstructions of the bow ls in each Instance, and during the secind operation the appendix was removed, ifter the second operation Gov. Johnton enjoyed fairly good health, but had tpells of indigestion, which later de reiopea inio serious aiiacxs. i nese came (Continued ?n Tea Lb Page.) A nc CAMP, 1 SHORES, GF /hnpv whi HpMA# '--i > leoslM^BB^MBIMBfffl wM Kir 3 tore. 3 Tor.1>r Cook A?mwtrh<I< 1^09 'Mrur^iBW VKKA - *? T>* ' JOY RIDySfSTMHS' Collision Causes Injuries to Number of People. AUTO CRASHES INTO WAGON 1 I " 1 Policeman and Chauffeur Blamed ' for the Accident. RECKLESS CONDUCT ALLEGED J Machine Demolished and the Driver ' Sent to Hospital in Unconscious Condition. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, September 21.?John Me- j Anderies, a joy-riding chauffeur, and 11 homas Croak, a policeman, who was I olio Kin i ? ? me juy riae Willi him, are In the i Kings County Hospital probably fatally \ injured, while ten others, including an- , other policeman who was in the joy ride , party, are cut and bruised as the result of a collision at Avenue D and Ocean 1 Parkway, Brooklyn, early this morning, in which McAnderies drove his machine : at full speed into the rear of a farm 1 wagon filled with young people out for a straw ride. 1 A minute before the crash the lieutenant in charge of the Ocean Parkway police | station saw the automobile pass the dooy ' at a mad rate of speed. ' "If that car ever hits anything," he remarked to a policeman of the reserves, ^ "they will never find the pieces," and the ( words had hardiy left his lips when he ( hard the crash and a police whistle call- J ^ng for help. The lieutenant turned in ( an ambulance call and sent the reserves on the jump down the parkway, where , they found the automobile a total wreck, a hind wheel of the farm wagon stove in, and a dozen persons, half of them young women, lying about the roadway, some of them unconscious, and some badly 1 stunned. * < Joy Biders in Hospital. i The police attended them as best they could until ambulances arrived fmm ih? ' Kings County Hospital. The surgeons took the joy riders to the hospital. The 1 victims in the straw-ride wagon were fixed up on the spot and sent to their ' homes in passenger vehicles which were volunteered for the assistance of the sur- > geons. The accident, the police say, resulted < from one of the most reckless cases of joy < riding which they have ever witnessed. ' The automobile was owned by W. A. Put- 1 nam of Brooklyn, and McAnderies, who drove it, is a chauffeur regularly in his employment. Mr. Putnam has not yet been located by the police. It is thought that his chauf- ' feur was on his way to the depot to meet the family, returning from the country, ' whcii il wcurreo to mm to pick up a few ' friends and show them what he could do 1 In the way of letting loose the speed lever down Ocean Parkway. As the chauffeur J was unconscious when picked up, and re- . mained in that condition after being sent ' to the hospital, no statement from him . could be obtained. . 'OLD BY C VEN STUPE [CH VIES If Mil si v a MM jPI : _ : v.vXy.x'jiffijfrviffv:^/. ;<'*:?> * : : .I || ulfz^ ^1 1 p .-^i^ If/ :?> ' ' i? ^'''^T /f| "'"fc : Jl x';'' 111 | v - ? B T?P IN jS R K THE. "Pole, _ 0 In Jftw ?n 11 \ ?M HIJ **: :::j'-:*i:::^Jw?:;-;-X:-"^^^B ^r^/i SHHIK. j^v 'it:< t^^wSrfn^uflKSi 'nx^H S ^pi^H Ij^J^^Ktif 4m^^X?L nw H : <3 *z SRS^Sfc'L "/'? "'< / .^^^ EiWIXSV .4 4S'IE?IK.<H #!pwt IT ;> ^p Lt> Co^Al-l-RTQHTS ^SERVtP u/iiinniiniirnniitmm WINmnttUNVYAtll Terrific Tropical Hurricarr Sweeps Mississippi Valley. MEW ORLEANS IN ITS PATI Leaving Mobile in Bad Plight, I Goes North. * HT NASHVILLE, TENN., AT 9 AM Dhio Valley and Great Lakes Ar Next?Wires Down; Cities Flooded. LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 21.-Th hurricane which late yesterday whippe Its way through the Gulf of Mexic northward, doing great property damag and causing some loss of life, was cer tral this morning at Corinth, Miss., an rapidly speeding toward the Ohio valle and the great lakes, according to advice to the weather bureau here. At Corinth the barometer registere 28.94, causing winds ranging in velocit from forty to forty-eight miles per houi with an accompaniment of heavy rains. The progress of this storm is easily ap parent when it is known that the hurrl cane which was in full force at New Or leans at 7 o'clock last night is, twelv hours later, central at Corinth, just ; few miles from the Tennessee line. The disturbance is ijow thoroughly in land, and this morning shows no diminu tion in force. Local Forecaster Walt says the storm is headed directly for th Ohio valley, and that it shows no indi cations of decreasing in energy. The storm was felt at Nashville, Tenn it half-past 9 this morning. Gulf Coast Isolated. ATLANTA. Ga., September 21.?Al though first reports this morning indlcal ed that the gulf coast hurricane ha abated, meager details later told its ir creasing intensity with the dawn. Agai the entire gulf coast of Louisiana an Mississippi is isolated from the world, a communication being cut off and the tral Rc suspended. During the night partial communlcatio was restored, but at 5 o'clock this mort ing the last wire went down. At that tlm the Western Union operator at Flomatoi a town sixty-one miles from Mobile, sal the hurricane had again begun its wor it devastation. Mobile was in the gras of the storm, many of the streets an buildings were flooded and the velocity t the wind was then fifty miles an hour. No deaths had been reported there u to that time, but it was expected ths when communication was resumed ther would be a list of dead as well as a enormous amount of property damage. Communication witn New Orleans faile earlier. The last report at 1 a.m. told c four deaths and an immense propert lamage. Between Mobile and New Orlean sev era I passenger trains are waterbounc and with the waters rapidly rising th trains with their human freight are i langer. For many miles inland the fore (Continued on Tenth Page.} 4 >R. COOK iNDOUS WE -J PAYING h J*** >V" flf&\ I ^ I X.' " " MSm \ MBm. H^K a .' 1 >: '": HB ^ v:-vv -mt*- ' Ml ' sis ,." |U?f: * IHIE' J ;/ HHkx:- . >v:>v ^b'-':' hiik' i """ um I ' I ' I - >. I f^H BE^, H w , H *< .. . . - > J/j __ _____ c Eskimo OHTH CoprRjqMT NEW YOP? Mtn.AU. RIVAL POLE ( GIVEN GLAD EACH ME RQOSEVELTSTEAMS III Flag of North Pole Flying and Ship Dressed. uni inAV TAI/CM DV THIAIKI iiuliun i i n(\L.ii u i i vim Family Is Reunited in Privacy of Steamer's Cabin. ) OFFICIALS EXTEND GREETING Crowds Gathered 011 Water Front. e Banquet to Be Given at Convenience of Famous Guest. 4 SYDNEY. Nova Scotia, September 21.? Commander Robert E. Peary, after a successful quest for the north pole, returned to Sydney today on board the steamer T1 ti 1 ? ?_ ttouseveii. ine txpiurer s wuc was me first to greet him. As the Roosevelt, after an absence of over one year, steamed into Sydney harbor, under a brilliant sun and cloudless L* sky, the explorer and his ship were given a hearty welcome from the assembled shipping. e At an early hour this morning, when the Roosevelt was still edging her way along the Cape Breton coast, the steamer-yacht Sheelah, owned by James Ross, president of the Dominion Coal Company, put to sea, carrying Mrs. Peary, her daughter, e Miss Marie Peary; little Robert E. Peary, d jr., and a party of friends, all eager to meet the returning explorer. Among those ? on board were Col. Borup, father of e George Borup, a member of the Peary expedition; George Kennan, the author, and l" John Kehl, the United States consul at d Sydney. y Family Reunited on Roosevelt. s The meeting between Commander Peary and his wife took place some ten miles ^ north of Ixjw point, the entrance to the y harbor. As the Sheelah drew alongside the Roosevelt a sailor on the yacht hailed the arctic ship. In reply Commander , Peary came to the rail and was greatly surprised when he perceived his wife and children waving their greetings, e In reply the explorer waved his slouch a hat and called to them to come on board. A few words of welcome were exchanged while the boat was being lowered. Mrs. Peary. Miss Peary and the little ~ boy, accompanied by Col. Borup, then z went over Vhe side of the Sheelah, took e their places in a small boat and were rowed over to the Roosevelt. In the meantime Commander Peary had retired to the cabin. Meeting in Cabin's Privacy. Mrs. Peary and the children were asI sisted up the side of the Roosevelt and t made their way across the deck to greet j the husband and father, in private. The Sheelah then put on full steam and returned to Sydney, while the Rqosevelt d came along at slower speed. . Commander Peary had decorated his II ship for the occasion. In addition to the f- flags of the United States and the Dominion of Canada, the Roosevelt flew the n i urgee of the New York Yacht Club and the flag of the Peary Arctic Club. The American flag waving at the peak of the spanker gaflf of the Roosevelt atl, tracted much attention. It bore a diagod nal white band, on which were the words . "North pole"' in black letters. Meanwhile the news that the Roosevelt P was only twenty miles away spread d quickly in Sydney. Groups of people gathered at the water front to take part In the welcome. The day was perfect. The harbor preP . sented a beautiful spectacle as all manit ner of water qraft?yachts, sailboats and e motor boats-^-displaying their colors, n made their way down the bay to escort the Roosevelt to ner oock. d The tug C. M. Winch conveyed the of,f flcial welcoming' party down the bay. y This party Includes the mayor of Sydney, Wallace Richardson; the heads of the various city departments and other promlt inent officials. ? Banquet at Peary's Convenience. e The proposed banquet to the explorer j tvonunuea on xwemn i LCOME; HM HONOR .T> <^*0 1909 A?-lMIMANTS RECEPTIONS; ETS HIS WIFE TRIUMPHM.COOK Returning Traveler Carried Up and Down North River. SIRENS SHRIEK APPLAUSE Wife and Children Folded in Silent Embrace Aboard Tugboat. EXPLORER MOBBED BY FRIENDS Wreathed in Roses, He Tells of Gladness on Return to Native Land With Polar Laurels. Special Dispatch to The Star. NtTW VftPU' fiantamhar "1 ft., m.. ?? * V A. 11^ II1S11 who says he was the first of all men to reach the crest of the world?the north pole which had been the unattained goal of centuries of effort? came home today. He came up the gray bay amid such a tumultuous welcome as the old harbor has not seen in many years. New York's waterway was black with an armada of vessels. Between these the steamboat Grand Republio, with the home-returning explorer safe on its deck, made itB triumphal progress. All the harbor craft blew their sirens in greeting, men folk at the rails cheered, the crowd on the Grand Republic howled itself hoarse, and the din was terrific. The uproar was the big city's assurance of its belief. -Dr. Cook took it all modestly. He smiled a great deal and talked a little. Coojk Defines His Attitude. lie maue it unci speccn m revpuusv to the addresses of welcome, and gave out a typewritten statement bearing on his trip farthest north. This, he indicated, contained everything he cared to say at present. He did not say in it that he believed he had found the pole. His words were explicit on that point. "I have come from the pole," was his statement. He made it clear that he had with blm all his original data and observations, said that he would not withhold them from the public long, but would spread them before the world so that all men might see, and added that ha had not returned home to "argue with one man or fifty," but to let results apeak for themselves. The explorer declined to enter into any verbal combat with Peary. When he was asked to make answer to this statement and that, which had come hot from Battle Harbor?statements which threw doubt upon his credibility?he simply shut his jaws tightly and replied nothing. Not a word of criticism of the Roosevelt's commander or a return shot could be had , from him. His message to the public was to wait. It was too much to expect, he said, that a work covering two years could ba fully told of in a moment. He would put before the public not only the entire record In black and white, but would hrlnir here to America human nltnuua to prove that he had reached the pole. The witnesses are his two Eskimos. "When scientists study the detailed observations and the narrative in its consecutive order, I am certain that in due course of events all will be compelled te admit the truth nf mv ?? ? I the pith of what he had to tell America I from the deck of the steamship whtaH ?