Expedition after expedition has been
sent out to solve the mystery of the
North Pole without success, yet in
face of the previous discouragements
Walter Wellman, internationally fam
ous as explorer, lecturer and news
paper correspondent, is soon to un
dertake for the Chicago Record-Her
ald a dash to the North Pole in an air
On two previous occasions, in 1894
and 1899, Mr. Wellman has headed
polar expeditions, and about the lat
ter part of June expects to start from
Spitzbergen, some 600 miles north of
Hammerfest, Norway, which is within
576 geographical miles of the pole,
-and it is estimated that the party
should be able to make the trip to
the North Pole in ten or twelve days.
The trip will be made during the
long daylight months of the year, and
•communication with the world will be
maintained throughout the trip by
means of three wireless telegraph
stations. The first will be located at
Hammerfest, where connection is had
with the Atlantic cable the second
will be at Spitzbergen, the head
quarters of the expedition, and the
third on board of the air ship.
The air ship in which the Wellman
Record-Herald expedition is to make
lta dash to the pole is now being
built by Engineer bouis Godard in
Paris. It will be approximately 165
feet long and its greatest diameter
will be about 52 feet, "It will have a
lifting power of 16,000 pounds, and the
weight of the air ship, with its motors
and machinery complete, will be 6,600
pounds. The weight of the crew, in
struments, wireless and other appa
ratus, and gasoline, will be 9,400
pounds. The air ship will
ed by two motors, one of 5C and the
other of 25-horse power, driving two
screws, and giving a speed of from
ten to nineteen miles an hour. The
length of the car, which is made en
tirely of steel tubing, is a little over
52 feet, and the engine rooms and
cabin of the crew are inclosed.
Three thicknesses of rabric are be
ing used in the construction of the
gas bags of the air ship, two of cot
ton material and one of silk, with
three coatings of pure rubber. All
three are consolidated into one fabric,
giving great strength.
Before starting on his trip Mr. Well
man expects to be able to manage the
big air ship himself, and will make
many air ship ascensions and tests in
France to perfect himself In the man
agement of the dirigible balloon. Sus
pended beneath the air ship will be
a Mullins steel boat, weighing about
225 pounds, and with a carrying ca
pacity of 2,500 pounds
The boats now under construction
will be about Bixteen feet long by
four and one-half feet wide amidships,
and will be made of pressed steel
Plates, with high gunwale. Both boats
will be completed about May 15 and
shipped to Tromsoe, Norway, where
the steamer which will carry the
Wellman expedition outfit to its head
quarters at Spitzbergen is now lying.
After the most severe tests, one of the
two boats will be selected for the
In case of the destruction of the air
ship, the steel boat will be used for
crossing the long stretches of open
water, and will be mounted on sleds
for crossing the Ice fields. In such
event the steel boat would become the
most Important part of the equip
ment, as its strength makes it prac
tically indestructible, while its light
ness enables it to be handled eaoily.
As the Wellman expedition will take
but one boat, it is presumed that Mr.
Wellman made the most careful
search throughout the entire world for
the lightest yet strongest boat which
could possibly be built, and it is not
merely a coincidence that the Peary
expedition, which recently sailed in
search of the North Pole, should also
carry a Mullins steel boat as part of
The whole world will watch with
the greatest interest the attempts of
the Wellman Record-Herald and the
Peary expeditions to discover the
North Pole. Which will win, the ship
or the air ship? Should Walter Well
man succeed in reaching the pole, and
unveil its mysteries, it may be only a
few years before tourists will bring
back to us from the Arctic resorts
glowing stories of the beauty and
grandeur of the frozen north.
THE "WHITE CITY."
Duluth's New Amusement Park Will
Be Formally Opened July 1.
The first air ship ever seen in the
northwest will be brought to Duluth
on the occasion of the opening of Du
luth's new amusement venture, the
The White City, which is modelled
after Wonderland in the Twin Cities,
and the famous White City of Chicago,
will throw open its gates to the peo
ple of Duluth and the summer tour
ists on July 1, and during the first
week, there will be an air ship ascen
sion at least twice a day. Negotia
tions are now under way with Roy
Knabenschue. the famous aereonaut,
and either he or some other performer
of equal note, will be engaged. The
park is located on the narrow strip
of land between the lake and the Du
luth harbor, and the air ship will
make the trip across the harbor and
over the city, returning to the White
The event Is one which dwarfs the
occasion which has brought it about.
Long after the White City has been
forgotten, the first air ship ever seen
in the Northwest, will still be talked
Duluth's amusement park is unsur
passed in natural beauty and facili
ties, by any of the many summer
parks of this nature, which are
springing up all over the country.
The grounds are located on t|ie
beautiful strip of land which forms
the Duluth harbor. On one side is
the bay, and one the other side are
the fresh, cool waters of Lake Super
ior, insuring fresh air and cool breezes
on the warmest of days.
At night, the view over the city, set
as it is on the side hill, and the myrald
lights gleaming across the harbor, is
All that money and human ingenuity,
can do, is being done to improve this
natural beauty spot, and when the
White City is opened on July 1 to the
many summer tourists who visit
Duluth will be one of the chief sources
The money for the venture was
raised by popular subscription and
the enterprise is one of which Duluth
citizens are proud, and one in which
they feel they have a material inters
Dates Claimed for Trotting Meetings
and Fairs In the Northwest
Waverly, Iowa—June 5 to 7.
Brandon, Man.—May 24 to 25.
Devils Lake, N. D.—June 12 to 14.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa—June J3 to 15.
Buffalo, N. D.—June 14 to 15.
Decorah, Iowa—June 19 to 21.
Page, N. D.—June 20 to 21.
Cando, N. D.—June 19 to 21.
Wimbledon, N. D.—June 20 to 22.
New Hampton, Iowa—June 26 to 28.
Aneta, N. D.—June 26 to 27.
Bottineau, N. D.—June 26 to 28.
Jamestown, N. D.—June 26 to 28.
Edmonton, N. W. T—June 2 to 5.
Waterloo, Iowa—July 2 to 4.
Oasselton, N. D.—July 3 to 4.
Sauk Center, Minn.—July 3 to 4.
Minot, N. D.—July 3 to 5.
Courtenay, N. D.—July 3 to 5.
Marinette, Wis.—July 4 to 5.
Calgary, N. W. T.—July 10 to 12.
Langdon, N. D.—July 10 to 12.
Mason City, Iowa—July 10 to 12.
Charles City, Iowa—July 10 to 12.
Valley City, N. D.—July 10 to 13.
Mayville, N. D.—July 11 to 12.
Indian Head, Sask.—July 12 to 13.
Carrington, N. D.—July 17 to 19.
Wahpeton, N. D.—July 17 to 19.
Breckenridge, N. D—July 17 to 19.
Hillsboro, N. D.—July 17 to 19.
Forest City, Iowa—July 17 to 19.
Fargo, N. D. (State Fair)—July 23
Winnipeg, Man.—July 23 to 28.
New Rockford, N. D.—July 24 to 26.
Grand Forks, N. D.—July 31 to
Dows, Iowa—July 31 to Aug. 2.
Harvey, N. D.—July 31 to Aug.
Davenport, Iowa—July 31 to Aug. 3.
Leeds, N. D.—Aug. 6 to 8.
Webster City, Iowa—Aug. 7 to 9.
Kilarney, Man.—Aug. 7 to 9.
Fonda, Iowa—Aug. 7 to 9.
Granville, N. D.—Aug. 10 to 12.
Anaconda, Mont.—Aug. 13 to 18.
Sac City, Iowa—Aug. 14 to 17.
Anamosa, Iowa—Aug. 21 to 23.
Marion, Iowa—Aug. 21 to 23.
Mineral Point, Wis.—Aug. 21 to 24.
West Liberty, Iowa—Aug. 21 to 24.
Butte, Mont.—Aug. 22 to Sept. 4.
Des Moines, Iowa—Aug. 27 to 31.
Sheldon, Iowa—Aug. 28 to 31.
Tipton, Iowa—Aug. 28 to 31.
Dubuque, Iowa—Aug. 28 to 31.
Merrill, Wis.—Aug. 28 to 31.
Chilton, Wis.—Aug. 28 to 31.
Independence, Iowa—Sept. 3 to 6.
Hamline, Minn. (State Fair)—Sept.
3 to 8.
Plymouth, Wis—Sept 3 to 6.
Britt, Iowa—Sept. 3 to 5.
Manchester, Iowa—Sept. 4 to 7.
Platterville, Wis.—Sept. 4 to 7.
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Eldora, Iowa—Sept. 4 to 7.
Maquoketa, Iowa—Sept. 4 to 7.
Oconto, Wis.—Sept 4 to 7.
Fon du Lac, Wis.—Sept. 4 to 7.
4 to 7.
Lancaster, Wis.—Sept. 5 to 7.
Livingstone, Mont—Sept. 5 to 8.
Billings, Mont.—Sept 10 to 12.
Fairmont, Minn.—Sept 10 to 12.
Huron, S. D. (State Fafr)— Sept. 10
Sioux City, Iowa—Sept 10 to 15.
Canby, Minn.—Sept. 11 to 14.
Oshkosh, Wis.—Sept. 11 to 14.,
Marshfieid, Wis.—Sept. 11 to 14.
Milwaukee, Wis.—Sept. 11 to 15.
Worthington, Minn.—Sept. 12 to 14.
Hutchinson, Minn.—Sept. 12 to 14.
Monroe, Wis.—Sept. 12 to 15.
Platte, S. D.—Sept. 12 to 14.
Big Timber, Mont.—Sept. 13 to 15.
Hampton, Iowa—Sept. 13 to 15.
Charles City, Iowa—Sept. 11 to 14,
St. Peter, Minn.—Sept. 13 to 15.
Chippewa Falls, Wis.—Sept. 17 to 21
New TJIm, Minn.—Sept. 17 to 19.
Bozeman. Mont.—Sept. 18 to 22.
La Porte City, Iowa—Sept 18 to 20.
Appleton, Wis.—Sept 18 to 21.
Osage, Iowa—Sept. 18 to 22.
Clinton. Iowa—Sept. 18 to 21.
Elkhorn, Wis.—Sept. 18 to 21.
Watertown, Wis.—Sept. 18 to 21.
Stevens Point, Wis.—Sept. 18 to 21.
Vermillion, S. D.—Sept 18 to 21.
Bird Island, Minn.—Sept. 19 to 21.
Mankato, Minn.—Sept. 20 to 22.
Beaver Dam, Wis.—Sept. 24 to 28.
SJL James, Minn.—Sept. 24 to 26.
La Crosse, Wis.—Sept. 24 to 29.
Great Falls, Mont.—Sept. 25 to 29.
Austin, Minn.—Sept. 25 to 28.
Richland Center, Wis.—Sept. 25 to
Wapello, Iowa—Sept. 25 to 28.
New London, Wis.—Sept. 25 to 28.
St. Croix Falls, Minn.—Sept. 25 to 27.
Montevideo, Minn.—Sept. 26 to 28.
Windom. Minn.—Sept. 27 to 29.
Helena, Mont. (State Fair)—Oct. 1
Madelia, Minn.—Oct. 1 to 3.
Albert Lea. Minn.—Oct. 2 to 5.
Jefferson, Wis.—Oct. 2 to 5.
Appleton, Wis.—Oct. 3 to 5.
Missoula. Mont.—Oct. 8 to 11.
Kalispeii, Mont.—Oct 15 to 18.
GUMBO LAND THE BEST.
How to Redeem the Cheap Lands of
North Dakota and to Make Them the
Having lived In North Dakota more
than twenty years, and having seen
much of the gumbo land upon which
nothing was raised, we have kept up a
continuous search for information as
to the proper method of subduing
gumbo land, for we always believed
that, once it is fitted for growing crops
it would be the most valuable.
We recall an instance of a farm
"bought for a song," because it was
too wet to ever be worth anything.
The right man got it and drained it,
and now has one of the most valuable
farms In the state. This was not only
a wet farm, but it was full of gumbo.
Albert Johnson of Ward county
says: "The proper way to treat gum
bo soil is to lime it this will help to
drain it. Lime witn gypsum and put
it on after plowing, then harrow. An
other good plan ig to put on any kind
of ashes thresh straw on it and burn
the straw or haul on green manure
Evening Times is prepared to do all classes of work on
short notice and in the highest degree of workmanship.
flThe material in all departments is new and modern in every
particular, and each department is in the hands of the most skilled workman
that money could procure. We intend to please eveiy patron by furnishing
him a little better grade of work than can be had elsewhere. Give us
a trial order. Call and see us.
and leave it to leach—then burn it.
I have seen gumbo land raise seventy
bushels of wheat after two year'8
treatment. If wood ashes are used,
leach them first so as to get more pot
ash. Humus is not needed as much
as Is generally supposed. I know It
lime and manure are used as I have
described, the gumbo will raise the
best crops of any lands we have."
Now, If others will give their ex
periences through our columuns, we
shall be able to help the owners of
these now practically worthless lands
to own some of the best lands in the
state we shall in this way be able to
assist in redeeming the land that has
been considered worthless. Every
farmer who has had any good results
from experimenting with gumbo, wet,
or alkali la'nds'will do his state a last
ing benefit by reporting his experi
ence to the Evening Times, for in this
way It will become circulated, so that
all may be benefitted.
When Princess Ena's married to
The puerile Kingr of Spain
Spain, Spain, Spain, Spain, Spain, Spain,
Tlie. world .although it will appluad,
Will have an awful pain
Pain, pain, pain, pain, pain, pain, pain.
rd rather be the cook next door.
The colored cook, for he
He, he, he, he, he, he, he,
Chose whom he wished to marry and
Her choosing, too* was free
Free, free, free, free, free, free, free.
I wouldn't bev a princess.
My reason it Is plain
Plain, plain, plain, plain, plain, plain.
To wed a puerile puppet
Like Alfonso'd give me pain
Pain, pain, pain, pain, pain, pain, pain.
Here's to the dainty lass o' ours.
Our own entrancing miss
Miss miss, miss, miss, miss,.miss, miss
Who gives her hand' where goes her
And with her heart a kiss
Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss.
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