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ONE YEAR Brief Messages An nounce Success. SAW NO TRACE OF COOK Say “Stars and Stripes Nailed to North Pole.” COINCIDENCE UNPRECEDENTED Two Americans Announce Dis covery of Long Sought Pole. The discovery of the north pole is now claimed by two American explor ers—Cook and Peary. The following was received in New York from Com mander Peary: “Stars and stripes nailed to the north pole/’ From out the arctic darkness there was flashed the message that stunned the scientific world and thrilled the heart of every layman. From the bleak coast of Labrador. Peary gave to the world the news that had at tained his goal in the far north, while at the same moment in far off Den mark, Dr. Frederick A. Cook of Brook lyn. was being dined and lionized by royalty for the same achievement. Peary found no trace of Dr. Cook. This news reached St. Johns, N. F., through Captain Robert Bartlett of the Roosevelt, Peary's ship. Two Flags Drifting In Ice Pack 6. A few days) ago Dr. Cook sent from Shetland islands the first message of his success —a message has aroused a storm of controversy around the world. Now Robert E. Peary, lost from view in the land of ice and un heard from since August, 1908, startles the world by a similar message sent from Indian Harbor. Labrador. Like Dr. Cook’s first message Peary’s was tantalizing in its brevity and the public, stimulated by Cook’s success, was left unsatiated. For, as did Dr. Cook, Peary resumed hts homeward VO} age immediately after filing the curt news of discovery. In a message to Herbert L. Bridg man, secretary of the Peary Arctic dub, the explorer said: “Pole reached. Roosevelt safe.” This gave assurance that the vessel in which Peary departed had passed through the ice unscathed, but details of his homecoming and the date of the discovery of the pole were still lacking. It was not until the New York Times had received a despatch that these vital points were cleared up. Thi3 message said: Separated by Nearl* a Year. ‘I have the pole, April 6. Expect arrive Chateau bay, Sept. 7.” j With this information at hand it was a comparatively simple matter' to as certam that the April 6 referred to was April of the present year, as his 1 expedition did not start from New, York until July 7, 1908. A second message from Commander ! Peary was received by Herbert L. I Bridgman. In his message Commander j Peary requested Mr. Bridgman to noti- ; ty the geographical societies through- | out the world that the Peary Arctic cjub expedition had reached the north pole. The message was dated at In dian Harbor, Labrador. April 6, i9O9 —the date that Peary jtfanted the flag at the pole—and April tl, 1908, the date that Dr. Cook unfurl- j ed the stars and stripes, a year before, j consequently become the cardinal dates upon which exploration of the far north will rest hereafter. Though j separated by nearly a year, the same j feat was accomplished by two Ameri cans neither of whom was aware of the movements of the other. Jttgi as Dr. Cook notified his wife, so ConatjMmder Peary took advantage of the brief stop at Indian Harbor to as sure Mrs. Peary of his safety. In reaching the north polo, Com mander Robert Edwin Peary has achieved the ambition of a lifetime. Asa boy, his day dreams were of an unexplored land far to the northward and such printed matter concerning the polar regions as fell into his hands was read with absorbing interest. He was born at Cresson, Pa., May 6, 1858, but in his early youth the family removed to Maine, where he received his education. His parents. Charles N. and Mary (Wiley) Peary saw to it that he received an early training be fitting a life which promised to be fill ed with wholesome activity. Instructed first in private schools, he subsequently entered Bowdoin college, from which he was graduated with the class of 1877. Throughout his college career and in the years following ho BY PEARY AFTER COOK COMMANDER PEARY. made a close study of arctic explora tion. the peculiar fascination which the subject held for him deepening as ho matured. Engineer by Profession. Asa means of livelihood he adopted the profession of civil engineer, enter ing the United States navy in that capacity, Oct. 26, 1881. Three years later he was appointed an assistant engineer on the hoard which surveyed the route of the Nicaraguan ship canal. In these years his interest in the mysterious north had not abated and in 1886 he applied for a leave of ab sence from the navy which would per mit him to visit Greenland. His appli cation was granted, and in July of the same year he began what proved to be the first of seven expeditions to the north, all attended with hardship and some of them with actual suffering and want, but persevered in with a tenacity of purpose that challenged the adrnira : tion of the world, Beyond the daring of his exploits, Peary’s expeditions have had a scien tific and geographical usefulness that has been generally recognized; and he has won the medals of the Ameri can Geographical society, the Royal Geographical society of London and the Scottish Geographical society, honors never accorded in equal num ber to any other American, j In the navy he won the title of , “commander” and the government has recognized the value of his explora tions by granting his repeated leaves • of absence. In 1903 he was mado I president of the American Geographt ; cal society and Is a member of many other kindred bodies. ROUTES WERE NEARLY SAME Gannett, the Geographer, Says Both Picked One General Course. “Should an American first of all place the stars and stripes at that cov eted spot, there is not an American citizen and there are millions of us, but what would feel a little better and a little prouder of being an American; and just that added increment of pride and patriotism to millions would of itself be alone worth ten times the cost of attaining the pole. Commander Peary almost three years ago thus prohpetically outlined his view of the value and interest at tached to the achievement he now an nounces. The penetration of the frozen heart of the arctic circle, the news of Peary’s feat following close upon the heels of Dr. Cook’s planting of the American flag at the same spot, evoked enthus iastic plaudits in Washington. Everywhere among army and navy officers and scientists and official Washington generally only words of praise were spoken for Peary. “Such wonderful achievements as this make epochs in the history of the world,” declared Captain Veeder, in charge of the United States naval ob servatory, “and I have no doubt that this discovery will add immeasurably to the sum of human knowledge.” Captain Veeder greeted the an nouncement of Peary’s attainment of (he pole with a hearty “good!” and ad ded that he was immensely pleased to know that the American navy was at least second in the race. “Peary adds still another name to the long list of American heroes,” said Professor Asaph Hall of the observa tory. “I did not know him personally, but I had come to have the greatest admiration for him.” Those persons who had associated with Peary here speak of him as a man of wonderful capacity for doing things and they instantly accepted the state ment that he had discovered the pole. The courses taken by Peary and by Dr. Cook did not differ very materially, according to Professor Henry Gannett, the geographer. “Peary’s plan was to get up to the northeastern cape of Grantland, where he made his former headquarters be fore the ice closed in,” said Gannett. “I should say he took about the same course this time. Dr. Cook started at Etah or a place near there and crossed over into Grinnell land to some point on the north coast near where Peary started.” Peary’s attainment of the polfe crowns the work of expeditions that he has led for a number of years. lils last expedition was in 1906, when by means of the little arctic steamer, Roosevelt, and by journeying on sledges he succeeded in reaching 87 degrees, 6 seconds north latitude. This was accomplished in April 21, 1906, after a zigzag journey in -the arctic ocean, exactly two years to a day be fore Dr. Cook is said to have reached the pole. He regarded that expedition as simplifying the attainment of the pole by 50 per cent and his failure to reach the pole then was attributed by him to the fact that the winter was not a normal one. Peary’s last public appearance in Washington was when President Roosevelt presented to him on Dec. 15, 1906, the Hubbard medal of the Nation al Geographic society. It was then that Peary declared that man and the Eskimo dog are the only two mechan. isms that could meet all the contin gencies of arctic work. “For over three centuries the world has dreamed of solving the mystery of the north,” said Commodore Peary on that occasion, addressing President Roosevelt. “God willing, I hope that your administration may yet see the flag planted at the pole itself.” “That’s good,” exclaimed Professor Willis L. Moore, president of the Na tional Geograhpic society, when in formed that Peary had reported that he bad reached the pole. “I am glad we can encore on the pole.” DR. COOK AT COPENHAGEN Great Crowd Welcomes the Explorer to Denmark’s Capital. The civilized world, through its rep resentative, Denmark, paid honor to Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the discoverer of the north pole, when he arrived at Copenhagen on the steamer Hans Egede with proofs of his great exploit. The explorer was cheered by great crowds as he set foot on land accom panied by Prince Christian of Den mark and United States Minister Egan.. An immense throng followed through the streets to the Meteorolog ical institute, where he made a brief speech. Dr. Cook said he left at the north pole an American flag and a box con taining documents, including a brief account of his trip and certain observa tions and data to bear out his claim. Captain 1. Larsen of the Hans Egede said he had examined Dr. Cook’s rec ords and that he believed them to be perfectly correct. Dr. Cook declared with great em phasis : “I have been to the north pole, and I have brought back the most exact observations, absolutely proving my statement. CLASH OVER THE DISCOVERY Two Explorers Expected To Be In volved in Controversy. In New York City, preparations were made by the Peary Arctic club, the Explorers’ club and the Arctic club to celebrate the discovery of the north pole by Lieutenant R. E. Peary and to welcome him to New York, which probably will be the port at which he will re-enter the world. With the receipt of telgrams from Peary in confirmation of his feat there arose the possibility of a clash be tween his friends and those of Dr. Cook over the question of which is the real discoverer of the pole. The doubt with which Cook’s story has been received in some quarters and the virtually immediate accept ance of Peary’s announcement further suggests that the two explorers them selves would become involved in a con troversy, each in support of his claim. NEGROES AND CREW IN FIGHT Passengers of Steamer St. Paul See Battle on Mississippi. Passengers on the steamer St. Paul, from St. Louis to St. Paul on the Mis sissippi river, saw a desperate encoun ter between twenty mutinous negro cabin boys and members of the crew. Jesse Irwin, the first mate, received cuts on the face and hands and Wash ington Rhoades, a negro, was shot In the hip. Rhoades was placed in a hos pital here and is wounded, perhaps fa tally. Knives and revolvers were the weapons. The negroes made a demand which was not granted by Captain Kelley and the fight followed. RAILROAD SPENDS $9,000,000 Rock island Order For Rolling Stock Indication of Prosperity. The Rock Island system has just placed orders for equipment represent ing an expenditure of $9,000,000 and reflecting the great increase of rail road traffic in the west and southwest. The equipment includes freight cars, locomotives and passenger coaches. The orders contemplated a short time ago were to include only about 2,000 cars and a few locomotives, but the re turns from the traffic experts induced the road’s officials to Increase the or der to about 5,000 boxcars, 170 passen ger cars and 135 locomotives. “LITTLE TIM” SULLIVAN ILL Physicians Order Him to Mountains for Indefinite Stay. Timothy P. (“Little Tim’.’) Sulliv&n, the majority leader of the New Y'ork board of aldermen, has gone away to the mountains on the advice of his physicians. He was ordered to the Adirondacks for an indefinite stay to repair his shattered health, and it is feared that he will not be able to get back in time to do any work for Tammany around election time. The famous littie Tammany leader has been a sick man for months. To be found at I Brown & Pringle’s. sl2 50. The Sneeze. There exists an aucient semi-medical statement which tells us that the sneeze is healthy and should not b*> suppressed. It is oue of those stock sayings which are always uttered by layiueu on the vague authority of some traditional doctor whose name is suppressed in favor of the adjective “eminent.” It is oue of the things about which you mentally pledge your self to ask your own doctor, but when it comes to the point you never do Either you do uot get the opportunity or if a chance does present Itself an inner voice seems to warn you to lot it be until some future occasion. To our own mind the odds are that sneez ing is a wholesome habit, for it is an unpleasant one. Of course there are people who can sneeze and not look ridiculous, but they are few. Any one caught in the act of trying to suppress a sneeze is a terrible addition to the landscape, and if you want to sneeze and cannot what gargoyle could hold a candle to you? That hideously con tortedi face, that quivering mouth and that deflected nostril—why, your coun tenance is something worth building two cathedrals round! It is as though some mad potter were gripping your facial clay and wrenching it this way and that to amuse his frenzied humor. Have you ever heard a succession of half n dozen sneezes? It is an ex perience that has an extraordinarily ir ritating effect.—London Globe. A Spa’s Curious Origin. The discovery of the famous Wood hall spa in Lincolnshire was very curi ous. Just about a hundred years ago a shaft was sunk in search of coal, but the effort had to be abandoned owing to a rush of water. In time the water found Its way i*to a small brook, and In due course the Inhabitants began to speak of the curative powers of the stream. Science investigated the mys tery and discovered that the water in the coalless shaft was richly impreg nated with various salts and bromine and iodine. Geologists expressed the interesting opinion that ages ago the place was the sandy bed of a shallow lagoon or bay of a tropical sea where seaweeds of giant growth abounded. A mighty convulsion of nature lowered the sea bed, agr • river flowed over the place, and In ne its debris was formed into a mass of spongy rock or sandstone. Forcing itself through this mass at great pressure some GOO feet below the ground, the water now ex tracts the constituents of the original seaweed.—-London Family Herald. Olden Tea Table Etiquette. Tea table etiquette was somewhat complicated in the days of that “hard ened and shameless tea drinker.” Dr. Johnson, when many people thought nothing of drinking ten or twelve cups at a sitting. It was considered proper for the cups and saucers of a party of tea drinkers to be all passed up to the hostess iu one batch'when replenish ment was considered necessary, and in order that each person might be sure of getting back the right cup the tea spoons were numbered. When the cups were passed up those who did not require any more were supposed to place the spoon in the cup. And this writer remembers a very ancient dame teaching a 3mail boy to place his spoon in his cup after the first cup had been emptied. He wondered for the rea son. Now he knows that tea was once very expensive, and little boys were not expected to ask again.—St- James’ Gazette. Then He Wouldn’t Have It. “How much of an income do you think you could live on comfortably?” “I think 1 could manage to be very comfortable on about SIO,OOO a year until my wife found out that 1 was getting that much.’’—Chicago Record- Herald. Careful. Hotel Clerk—Just sign your name, please. The other guests would like to register. “Don’t you try to hurry me. young man. I don't never sign nothin’ that I ain’t read carefully.”—Life. A Wedding Hint. The tall girl smiled In some embar rassment. “Haven’t you any secondhand shoesV” she said to the shoe clerk. “But. miss”— he remonstrated. “No. uo; you misunderstand.'' saUl she. “I don’t mean to wear. I just mean old shoes, too worn for use. that customers have left with you. You see, there’s a wedding up at our house tomorrow, and we want something to throw at the bride aud bridegroom.” “1 see.” said the clerk. He rummaged in a black hole and drew forth an armful of dilapidated footwear. The girl selected some threes, two aud ones. “These will do. Thanks ever so much.” she said, aud so departed. “Big footed people are always work ing that on us,” said the clerk after ward. “That girl wears eights. She couldn’t very well throw such mud scows at the bride, so she chose some little and dainty shoes here—ones aud twos. Oh, yes, it’s an old trick with the big footed.”—Los Angeles Times Saracen's Head Tavern. The Saracen’s Head. Suow O Ml. now closed, reached back to a respectable antiquity. In “Dick Tarlton’s Jests" it is referred to as “the Saracen’s Head without Newgate.” and Stow calls it “a fair and large inn for re ceipt of travelers,” which “hath to sign the Sarazen’s Head.” Its pre eminent interest, however, is natural ly Dickensiau. and the novelist has given a vivid description of the old inn as it was when Nicholas Nickleby and his uncle interviewed there the master of Dotbeboys Hall. There are various accounts of the origin of the sign of the Saracen’s Head. One is that It was set up as a compliment to the mother of Thomas a Becket, who was the daughter of a Saracen. In Selden’s “Table Talk” we read, “When our countrymen came home from fighting with the Saracens * * * they pictured them with huge, big, terrible faces, as you still see the sign of the Saracen’s Head is.”—London Chronicle. Muddled. She—Of course I’m not as old as you think I am. He—l hope not—l mean you can't be —that is—how old are you?—Cleveland Plain Dealer. 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