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BEACHE S TH E POL E
ARRIVED AT TOP OF WORLD ON
jL APRIL 6 OF THE PRES
W ENT YEAR.
SCIENTIFIC WORLD ASTOUNDED
News Given In Brief Message Sent
From LabradorFound No Trace
of Dr. Cook's Expedi-
tion
PEARY'S MESSAGES.
Indian Harbor via Cape Ray,
N. P., Sept. 7.To Associated
Press, New York: Stars and Strip
es nailed to north pole.
Peary.
New York, Sept 7.A tele
gram was received here for Her
bert L. Bridgman, secretary of the
Arctic Club of America: It reads:
"Pole Reached Roosevelt safe.
"Peary."
Brooklyn, 8ept. 6.The follow
Ing message was received in
Brooklyn: "Successful. Roose
velt Safe.Peary."
Sf
New York, Sept 7Peary has suc
ceeded
"Stars and stripes nailed to the26
North Pole"
From out the Arctic darkness there
was flashed this message which stun
ned the scientific world and thrilled
the heart of every layman From the
ROBERT E PEARY.
Famous Arctic Explorer,
bleak coast of Labrador Peary gave
to the world the news that he had at
tamed 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 entertained
rojally tor the same achievement
First word of Peary's success
reached New York in a despatch to
the Associated Press It contained
the bare anno incement of his finding
the pole Almost simultaneously he
had transmitted the news to London,
repeating dramatically and simply
"Stars and stripes nailed to the North
pole At the same time he similarly
advised the governor of Newfound
land
Entire World Startled.
Both the old and the new world
were thus appraised of his great
achievement practically at the same
moment and the excitement which fol
lowed attests to the high pitch of in
terest aroused over this climax of
man's perseverance News paper ex
tras were rushed from the press and
those who read marveled at the twist
of the universe which had snatched
the ice mask from the North in so
Btrange a manner
Like Dr Cook's first message
Peary's was tantalizing in its bnef
aess and the waiting public, stimulated
by Cook's success, was left unsatiated
For, as did Dr Cook, Peary resumed
his homeward voyage immediately
after filing the curt news of discovery
A few words were added to this
meagre information at 2 50 m,
when there was made public this ad
ditional information sent to Herbert
Bridgman of Brooklyn, secretary
of theh Peary Arctic Club
"Pole reached Roosevelt safe
(S-gned) Peary"
This gave assurance that the vessel
In which Peary departed had passed
through the ice unscathed, but details
of his homecoming and date of thegrees,
discovery of the pole were still lack
tng It was not until the New Yort
Times had received a dispatch later ii
the afternoon that these vital points
were cleared up. The message said:
"I have the pole, April 6. Expect
arrive Chateau Bay Sept. 7th."
Year Later Than Cook.
With this Information at hand it wai
a comparatively simple matter to as
certain that the April 6th referred tc
was April of the present year, as hii
expedition did not start from Ne*
Fork until July 7, 1908.
April 6, 1909.the date that Pear]
planted the flag at the poleand Apri
21, 1908, the date that Dr. Cook un
furled the stars and stripes, a yeai
before, consequently become the car
flinal dates upon which exploration
the far North will rest hereafter.
Though separated by nearly a yea
the same feat was accomplished b'
two Americans, neither of whom wti
ware of the movements of the other
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Cook says that he found no trace of
Peary in the moving ice and according
to word which was received here
through Capt Robert Bartlett of
Peary's ship, the Roosevelt, late last
night, Peary likewise found no signs
of his reputed predecessor However,
this phase of Peary's experience will
not be thoroughly cleared up until a
statement is obtained from his own
lips
Was Confident of Success.
Lieutenant Peary said on July 8,
1908, to President Roosevelt at Oyster
Bay. when his boat, the Roosevelt, lav
ready for the start in the harbor
there
"I never felt so confident of success
in all these years as I do now
Later the president visited the ship
and said goodbye to Peary As heprice
was taken off in a launch he stood up
the stern sheets, waved his hat,
and shouted "Good luck, Peary"
"Thank you." shouted Peary back
and that was practically the start
of this last expedition
Peary was taking no chances
through carelessness in selecting his
crew and assistants, or infittingouting
his ship In the main on the last ex
pedition, the Roosevelt had proved
herself a wonderful vesselthe best
ever seen in Arctic seas, and the best
fitted to fight the ice and winds of
those regions
Before he started in July, Perry had
his ship completely overhauled and
largely refitted They put in two new
boilers and new bottoms and new in
terior fixtures The quarters for the
crew were refurnished, and internally
the whole ship was made over
The first news which came from
Peary since he set out on his ship
with this crew reached here last Sept
It was dated Etah, North Green
land, Aug 17,1908, and was addressed
to Herbert Bridgman, secretary of
the Peary club It stated that every
thing was well and closed with this
paragraph*
"Unusually stormy season, but noever
ice yet Snowing furiously nowplen
ty of it From Littleton Island and
Sabine north all depends on ice con
ditions beyond Have good supply,
Eskimo dogs and walrus meat All
well on hoard Expect to steam north
some time tonight. Peary
His Other Expeditions.
Lieutenant Peary first pushed into
the storm-swept icefields of the arctic
circle in 1886 Then a young com
mander of the navy, he reconnoitered,
to the considerable gain of science,
the inland bay, and partly crossed the
continent At that time he was only
30 years old. now he is 53 What
short periods in the twenty-three In
tervening years that he has not passed
in the silence of the frozen north he
has spent in securing the financial
backing and the supplies that he
needed to push once more forward to
ward his one object, the north pole
There has centered his whole career
Expedition after expedition he has led,
each further than the last over the
ice floes Often -he has been forced
to give over for the time the struggle
because of some accident that he could
not have foreseen, such as the disap
pearance of a cache On all but the
severest parts of some of the expedi
tions his wife has gone with him
Their oldest daughter, Marie Ahmigh
ito was bom In one of the long arc
tic nights at a point further north
than anv other white child was ever
born
Peary went north for the second
time in 1891, and his wife went with
him She left in the spring, when,
after wintering on the western coast
he nit diagonally across the ice cap to
a point never before visited, on theestablishment
northeast coast of Greenland There
he found a great indentation in thepart
shore, and as that was July 4, hetime
named it Independence bay
Again in 1893, he went north His
curious knack of comprehending the
character of the Eskimo and winning
his trust was then as thereafter very
useful to him. His wife was with
him In winter camp on this trip in
the widst of long wastes, only 13 de
grees from the pole, his daughter
Marie was born
His next expedition was the one that
extended over four years. His ship
was the Windward, owned then by the
present Lord Northcliffe, then Mr
Harmsworth.
Two Great Polar Dashes.
All these years in the bleak arctic
appear now as only preparatory to
what came later.
Peary's former dash began on
July 26, 1905, from Sydney, Cape
Breton. He now had the steamer
Roosevelt, which was peculiarly con
structed for his purpose, with its
crew tie rods to hind it together, its
almost solid filling in at the bows, its
heavily armored stern, and sheathed
hull.
After terrible hardship, the party
reached "Farthest North," 87 des
six minutes, and turned back.
Dr. Cook Is Pleased.
Copenhagen, Sept. 7 Copenhagen
was electrified by the report of Com
mander Peary's announcement that he
had reached the North pole. Dr. Cook
was immensely interested and said.
"That is good news. I hope Peary did
get to the pole. His observations and
reports on that region will confirm
mine."
Cook To Reeeive Medals.
Copenhagen, Sept. 7.If any evi
dence is needed to establish Den
mark's valuation of Dr. Cook it can
be found in the fact that he is toing
receive the two highest possible offi
cial tokens within its gift. The king
is to confer on him the gold medal
of merit with the crown, which only
three geographers, Nansen, Sven He
din and Amundsen, are entitled to
wear, and the Geographical society
will bestow upon him its gold medal,
which has been given to four other
travelers, Nansen, Captain Scott, He*
din and Sverdrup.
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NEWS FROM SCANDINAVIA
Principal Events That Have Tr*n*'
pired in the Old Countries
Within a Week or So.
NORWAY.
The crawfish pest is killing
crawfish in lake Hjalmar^n and
rivers of the neighborhood
Bjornson's new drama wifl be
sented from the stage in Kristiania,
Copenhagen and Berlin, Oct lb
The people around Stavauger have
exported large quantities of Currants
to England this season at a profitable
England can consume enor
mous quantities of this kind of fruit
nertnitny was in the field long ago,
but ihf Norwegian berries are richer
and finer I ban the German goods, and
fan be raised more cheaply
The London tourist bureau sent a
man to Noiway last spring to make
inquiries as to the prospects of mak
Norway a winter sports resort
He roported that Norway offers fine
winter sports for one or two months
wfter the season expires in Switzer
land But the hotel accommodations
in the mountain districts of Norway
RIP so limited that it would be im
possible to take large parties from
England to those regions in the win
ter season
Kristian Koldager' has been pre
centor at the Notero church for fifty
years He was born at Sitskogen,
Nov 5, 1831, and his parents were
musical He was graduated from As
ker seminary in 1854, and immediate
ly accepted a position as public school
teacher at Notero Four years later
he was also made precentor In 1892
he resigned as teacher, but Is still
serving as precentor. His voice is
still strong, in spite of his 78 years,
and his ear for music is as good as
The famous Borregaard case is still
dragging along thru the courts Bor
regaard is the name of a place close
to Sarpsborg. in southeastern Norway
A saloon has been running at this
place for centuries A few years ago
the people voted It out. But the pro
prietors claim that the license in this
particular case is a perpetual privi
lege that neither laws nor elections
can nullify, and a law suit was the
result Large manufacturing estab
lishments have made Borregaard an
important industrial center, and the
whole nation is following the proceed
ings with keen interest Those who
are against the saloon are constantly
calling attention to the fact that the
property is now owned largely by
foreign capitalists and it is argued
that those who patronize the saloou
are simply making rich Englishmen
still richer The prejudice not only
against the saloon, but against the
whole concern may possibly be work
ed up to such a pitch that the com
pany decides to close the saloon, no
matter what the decision of the court
may be
SWEDEN
The commune of Storelvedaf is will
lng to buy the Evenstad property
The present owners ask about $140,
000 for it
There was a general run on the
savings banks of Gafle just before
the stuke and $50 000 was taken out
in small amounts in one day
Axel Johnson. Sweden's leading
ship owner, is actually planning the
of a Swedish American
steamship line This corroborates
of a cablegram received some
ago But another statement
made at the same time is incorrect.
Johnson has no idea of buying Ameri
can steamers Two new steamers
will be ordered, and they will be built
in Sweden unless they can be made
much more cheaply abroad
Mrs Lundh, of Lofvestad, Na
rike, was stung by a bee while walk
ing in the garden. She hurried to her
husband, who succeeded in pulling out
the sting She lay down on a lounge,
and her husband left her without hav
ing any idea of serious results. Short
ly afterwards, however, a hoy who
stayed with her ran and told that she
was unconscious By the time her
husband reached her she was dead.
A doctor was sent for, and he
expsj
plained that her death was due not to
the bee sting, but to heart failure,
caused by sudden fear. The woman
was 67 years old, and had never been
strong.
A cable dated Aug. 28 says: The
cabinet has decided not to submit to
the courts the labor conflict which
led to the strike. The Salvation Army
states that the distress in the homes
of the workingmen who are striking
i terrible. Many laborers have
pawned most of their belongings, and
their families either have no food or
get only one meager meal a day.
They are also afraid that their land
lords will ejeci them. The strikers
dare not and can not,turn to the poor
department, but depend upon the Sal
vation Army, which is preventing an
actual famine. According to govern
ment reports, 211,089 persons are
striking, while the strike leaders claim
that the number exceeds 300,000. &
It has been practically impossible
to hire anybody to keep watch dur
the strike at the powder and dyna
mite storehouse at Soderhamn. As
much as 25 cents an hour has been
offered for a man to hold down this
soft snap Job, but no one was willing
to run the risk.
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