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DODGE CITY, I I I KAN.
WEALTH IN WESTERN LANDS.
The great crops of 1909 are making
themselves felt in (relgbt congestion
at some points, In upward revision ot
estimates of the money value of the
year's tana products and In a quicken
lag of the pulse of Industry and trade.
That tbey will bring tbe country a
year of unusual prosperity Is doubted
by nobedy. Next year or the year
after the crops may not be so abun
dant, but there is never a total crop
failure. Even In the drought of 1901,
the short corn crop had its compensa
tion in an immense yield of wheat. Di
versified farming and Improved culti
vation lessen the probabilities of fail
ure in any considerable percentage of
tbe crops. The increasing yields and
the growing average of prices are mak
ink affluent the landowners and the
thrifty farmers wio a few years ago
had cause to compla.'n of poverty. The
improving comforts o rural life and
the great financial independence are
broadening the intelligence of the
farmers and tho growing value of the
lands Is building up a land-owning ar
istocracy in the west that is gaining
In political, social and economic influ
ence. Theirs is an Influence of conservatism.
It may be Impossible for the depart
ment of riculture at Washington oi
any other human power to succeed in
every attempt to cause two blades of
grass to grow where one grew before.
But there Is no doubt of the efficient
work done by the department In stim
ulating crop growing wherever poss
ible Now the experts of t'uat branch
of the government are turning atten
tion to opportunities in the Panama
canal cone, which is under American
jurisdiction. It is believed enough fruit
and vegetables, Including those of
tooth the temperate and tropical cli
mates, can be produced to meet the
(requirements in this direction of the
5,000 persons now residing on the
one. If this can be done a fresh tri
umph will be scored for the depart
ment and important economic results
will follow. And ah that will be in
line with the practical Ideas whlh
govern tbe department of agriculture.
Manila has been celebrating the
eleventh anniversary of the capture
of the city by American troops. What
has become of that Philippine disaf
fection and Insurrection which tbe
"anti-imperlalsts" were wont to pre
dict so gloomily? asks the Evening
Wisconsin. Really the admirers of
Aguinaldo have had little to talk about
for some time. Perhaps they will
seize the Incident of the invasion of
New England by the regular army as
an opportunity first to protest loudly
and then to take to the tall timber.
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Dorothy and the Stork.
When little Dorothy Walworth was
introduced to her baby brother in the
First Methodist Episcopal Parsonage
In Yonkers, N. Y., she manifested in
tense interest, but was not astonished.
"I knew he was coming," Bhe ex
claimed; "I knew it."
Pressed for an explanation, the five-
year-old said: "I was down to the
Bronx too the other day and saw
tbe stork in his cage. I recognized
him by tbe black stripes on bis wings
that papa said were there. Well, when
the stork was standing alone on one
leg, I went close to him and whispered
in his ear that I wanted him to bring
me a baby brother or sister. He didn't
say anything, but I knew he would do
it, because he bent his head toward
me and winked an eye."
The little shah of Persia is between
11 and 12 years old, about the age
when the average American boy is
having ie care free time of his life.
Yet they propose that the young shah
shall marry and assume the responsi
bility of a domestic establishment.
And apparently they have the estab
lishment picked out No wonder the
little fellow tried to run away, Also
no wonder that even the sluggish east
is awakening to the farcical charac
ter of some kinds of monarchy.
There are international exchanges
of various kinds commercial, edu
cational and aesthetic. Years ago
Great Britain inaugurated an Interna
tional exchange In birds by giving this
country the English sparrow. "Lately
England has received from this coun
try the American robin a generous
repayment. Tbe new arrival Is much
appreciated In the "tight little island."
Whether the birds will stay in Eng
land through the autumn and winter is
now a matter of debate.
He is a very practical, serious-
minded man of business. The other
day he met a friend, and related to
him an alleged Joke, and at Its con
clusion laughed long and heartily.
The friend looked awkward for a
moment, and then said:
"You'll have to excuse me, old man,
but I don't see the point."
"Why, to tell you the truth, I don't
Just see the point myself. But I've
made It a rule to laugh at all jokes;
I think It's good for the health."
Editor Junkin of the Sterling Bulle
tin has red hair. Editor Cretcher of
the Sedgwick Pantagraph has no hair
"Mac," asked Junkin, "how did you
lose your hair?"
"It was red and I pulled it out,"
growled Cretcher. Everybody's.
Tuberculosis Among Soldiers.
For 1,000 active troops In the armies
of the great world powers, the follow
ing figures show the percentage of
cases of pulmonary tuberculosis:
United States, 4.72; Great Britain and
colonies, 2.4; France, 5.3; Germany,
1.5; Austria, 1.0, and Russia, t!.
Aunt Spinsterly I hope that your
opinions uphold the dignity of your
sex, Mamie, and that you believe that
every woman should have a vote.
Mamie I don't go quite so far as
that, aunty; but I believe that every
woman should have a voter. Sketch.
To deprive of his adopted national
Ity a Chinaman who served in the
navy daring the civil war, was wound
ed five times in the service of the
country, and bas beld citizenship pa
pers for 85 fears, must be in accord
with the law, since the courts say so.
But it leaves a liberty of opinion as to
what sort f law It Is that inflicts such
" A Montreal paper has figured that In
dancing at a ball beginning at ten
o'clock at night and ending at five
o'clock the next morning the distance
covered Is more than 11 miles. Yet
the average girl prefers it to a day
at the washtub, where there Is very
The bead of the chemical bureau
says that modern housewives are Lu
cretia Borglaa, wbo devote themselves
to bridge while ptomaines revel un
checked la the Icebox. This Indict
mont is enough to freeze the marrow
of their bones even to the extent of
boycotting, the, Icemen. . ;
. Georgia has a ner law prohibiting
faJse tc-ialp about women. It is still
lawful tsere, however, to tell a womai
to ii' T face that ner new hat la tot
weet for anything. ' "
A BANKER'S NERVE
Broken by Coffee and Restored by
A banker needs perfect control of
the nerves, and a clear, quick, accu
rate brain. A prominent banker of
Chattanooga tells how he keeps him
self in condition :
TUp to 17 years of age I was not
allowed to drink coffee, but as soon as
I got out in the world I began to use
it and grew very fond of it. For some
years I noticed no bad effects from its
use, but in time if began to affect me
unfavorably. My hands trembled, the
muscles of my face twitched, my men
tal processes seemed slow and in other
ways my system got out of order.
These conditions grew so bad at last
that I bad to give up coffee altogether
"My attention having been drawn to
Postum, I began Its use on leaving ofl
the coffee, and it gives me pleasure to
testify to its value. I find it a delicious
beverage; like It Just as well as I did
coffee, and during the years that 1
have used Postum I have been free
from the distressing symptoms that ac
companied the use of coffee. The nerv
ousness bas entirely disappeared, and
am as steady of hand as a boy of
25, though I am more than 92 years
old. I , owe all this (o Postum."
'There's a Reason." Read the little
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Ever rrad the above irttnt A ir
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DENIES ALL " CLAIR
Peary outspoken in regard
TO COOK'S JOURNEY
Naval Officer Insists That the Doctor
Did Not and Could Not Reich
the North Pole, as He
Says He Did.
(Entered according to Act of Congress,
In the year 1909, by the Peary Arctic club,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress,
at Washington, D. C.)
New York, Oct. 12. The following
statement of Commander Robert E.
Peary, which he submitted to tbe
Peary Arctic club in support of his
contention that Dr. Cook did not
reach the north pole, is now made
public for the first time. The state'
ment bas been copyrighted by the
Peary Arctic club. .
INTRODUCTION BY PEARY.
Some of my reasons for saying that
Dr. Cook did not go to the north pol
will be understood by those who read
the following statements of the two
Eskimo boys who went with him, and
who fold me and others of my party
where he did go. Several Eskimos
who started with Dr. Cook from An
oratok in February, 1908, were at
Ktah when I arrived there in August
1908. Tbey told me that Dr. Cook had
with him, after they left, two Eskimo
boys, or young meu, two sledges and
some twenty dogs. The boys were
I-took-a-shoo and Ah-pe-lah. I bad
known them from their childhood
One was about eighteen and tbe other
about nineteen years of age.
On my return from Cape Sheridan
and at the very first settlement I
touched (Nerke, near Cape Chalon) in
August, 1909, and nine days before
reaching Etah, the Eskimos told me
in a general way, where Dr. Cook had
been; that he had wintered in Jones
Sound, and that he had told the white
men at Etah that be bad been a long
way north, but that the boys who were
with him, I-took-a-shoo and Ah-pe-lah
said that this was not so. The Eskl
mos laughed at Dr. Cook's story. On
reaching Etah, I talked with the Es
klmos there and with the two boys
and asked them to describe Dr. Cook's
Journey to members of my party and
myself. This they did In tbe manner
(Signed) R. E. PEARY,
Signed Statement of Peary, Bartlett,
McMilian, Borup and Henson, In Re
gard to Testimony of Cook's Two
The two Eskimo boys, I-took-a-shoo
and Ah-pe-lah, wbo accompanied Dr,
Cook while he was away from Anora-
tok In 1908 and 1909, were questioned
separately and Independently, and
were corroborated by Panikpah, the
father of one of them (I-took-a-shoo)
who was personally familiar with the
first third and the last third of their
(ourney, and who said that the route
for the remaining third, as Bhown by
them, was as described to him by his
son after his return with Dr. Cook.
The narrative of these Eskimos Is
They, with Dr. Cook, Francke and
nine other Eskimos, left Anoratok,
crossed Smith's Sound to Cape Sabine,
slept in Commander Peary's old house
In Payer Harbor, then went through
Rice strati to Buchanan bay. After a
few marches Francke and three Eskl
mos returned to Anoratok.
Dr. Cook, with the others, then pro
ceeded up Flagler bay, a branch of
Buchanan bay, and crossed Elles-
mere Land through tbe valley pass at
the head of Flagler bay, Indicated by
Commander Peary In 1898, and utilized
by Sverdrup in 1899, to the head of
Sverdrup's "Bay Fiord" on the west
side of Ellesmere Land.
Their route then lay out through
this fiord, thence north through Sver
drup's "Heuerka Sound" and Nansen
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 Hel
berg Land of Sverdrup), south of
Cape Thomas Hubbard.
A cache was formed here and the
four Eskimos did not go beyond this
point. Two others, Koolootlngwah and
Inughlto, went on one more march
with Dr. Cook and the two boys,
helped to build the snow Igloo then
returned without sleeping.
After being informed of the boys'
narrative thus far, Commander , Peary
tuggestea a series of questions to be
ut to the boys In regard to this trip
Tom the land out and back to it
These questions and answers were
Did they cross many open lands or
much open water during this time?
Did they make any caches out on
tbe ice? Ans. No. '
Did tbey kill any bear or seal while
out on the Ice north of Cape Thomas
Hubbard? Ans. No.
Did tbey kill or lose any of their
dogs while out on tai ice? Ans. No.
With how many sledges did tbey
start? Ans. Two.
How many dogs did they have? Ana.
Do' not remember exactly, but some
thing over twenty.
How many, sledges did they have
when they got back to land? Ans,
i Did they have any provisions left on
their 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 went southwest
along the northwest coast of Helberg
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
low Island which they had seen from
the shore of Helberg Land at Cape
Northwest. On this Island they
camped for one sleep. -
From this island they could see two
lands beyond (Sverdrup's Ellef Ring
nes and Amund Ringnes Lands). From
the island they journeyed toward the
left-hand one of these two lands
(Amund Rlnges Land), passing a
small Island which they did not visit.
The answers of the Eskimo boys to
Commander Peary's series of Inde
pendent questions, showing that they
killed no game, made no caches, lost
no dogs, and returned to the land
with loaded sledges, makes their at
tainment of the pole on the trip
north of Cape Thomas Hubbard a
physical and mathematical Impossi
bility, as it would demand the sub
sistence of three men and over twen
ty dogs during a Journey of ten hun
dred and forty geographical miles on
ess than two sledge loads of supplies.
If It is suggested that perhaps Dr.
Cook got mixed and that he reached
the pole, or thought he did, between
the time of leaving the northwest
coast of Helberg Land at Cape North
west, and his arrival at Ringnes Land,
where they killed the deer, we must
then add to the date of Dr. Cook's let
ter of March 17th, at or near Cape
Thomas Hubbard, the subsequent four
or five sleeps at that point, 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 25th of March, and be
prepared to accept the claim that Dr
Cook went from Caoe Northwest
(about latitude eighty and a half de
grees north) to the pole, a distance of
five hundred and seventy geographical
miles, in twenty-seven days.
After killing the deer they then trav
eled south along the east side of Ring
nes Land to the point Indicated on the
chart, where they killed another deer.
They then went east across the
south part of Crown Prince Gustav
sea to the south end of Helberg Land,
then down through Norwegian bay,
where they secured some bears, but
not until after they had killed some ol
their dogs, to the east side of Gra
ham Island; then eastward to the lit
tle bay marked "Eld's Fiord" on Sver
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
noted off Cape Thomas H. Hubbard,
they encountered open water.' On this
point the boys were clear, emphatic,
and unshakable. They spent a good
deal of time in this region, and finally
abandoned their dogs and one sledge,
took to their boat, crossed Hell's Gate
to North Kent, up Into Norfolk Inlet,
then back along the north coast ol
Colin Archer Peninsula to Cape Vera,
where they obtained fresh- eider duck
eggs. Here they cut the remaining
sledge off, that Is shortened It, as it
was awkward to transport with the
boat, and near here they killed a walrus..
From Cape Vera they went on down
Into the southwest angle of Jones
Sound, where they killed a seal;
thence east along the south coast of
the sound, killing three bears at the
point noted on the map, to the penin
sula known as Cape Sparbo on the
map, about midway on tbe south side
Jones Sound. Here they killed,
some musk-oxen and, continuing east,
killed four more at the place Indi
cated on the chart, and were finally
stopped by the pack Ice at the mouth
Jones Sound. From here they
turned back to Cape Sparbo, where
they wintered and killed many musk-oxen.
After the son returned in 1909 they
started, pushing tholr sledge, across
Jones Sound to Cape Tennyson; thence
along the coast to Clarence Head; i
fnnfiulnf Inelria of twn' amnll lulflnrlfl f
not shown on tbe chart, but drawn on
by the boys), where they killed a
bear; thence across the broad bight
In the coast to Cadogan Fiord; thence)
around Cape Isabella and up to Com
mander Peary's old house in Payer
Harbor near Cape Sabine, where they i
found a seal cached for them by Pan
ikpah, I-took-a-ehoo'a father. From
here they crossed Smith Sound on tbe
ice, arriving at Anoratok.
(Signed) R. B. PEART, TJ. 8. N.
ROBERT A. BARTLETT,
Master S. 8, KoosevelL
D. B. M'MILLAN,
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Mr. Brown Dear me, that Is my
wife's name. We shall have to call
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Cook Never mind, call me Lily!
New Geyser in Yellowstone Park.
For a few days past there have been
indications of an eruption of some
kind near the Fountain hotel In Yel
lowstone park, says a dispatch from
Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo. Now a
new and magnificent geyser has bro
ken out In full force about 100 feet
north ot tbe regular Fountain geyser
near Fountain hotel. This new geyser,
which does not appear to affect any of
the others in that vicinity, played to a
height of 150 to 200 feet, throwing off
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