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b-; c. I The (kauest of the Pole .1. By Dr. FREDR!fw ".COOK CtipyriftM. 1DJ9. b) Ti New York llrr&ld tomuiny, Urgis'.ered In Ctnadn VjrurdLr.rs "".:h Copy right Act. Copyright In Mex ico L'ndt-r L&'.vu ot t T e r,uhlic i)Mi'ic. All I U eicrvtd In (he Heart cl a Stern. New Land SJfiMcd -MiJU Tolar Basin a Lifeless V.'cild ? CIC.ilTII AKT1CLE with of r;:iNi: HT li, Willi 'II '! I a 1 IV . 1 Is w , f (l,',il.V . I', r, I'd Mil. r 1 1 . I ' . elu' and .el'" mints' ri'fi . '"' force. : i ri.l In I In; -mill t.l'Kuri w ' flTili" seven ly. 'J'lli Hull soon spent its nl which followed made without suf (i :iil'i"ii 1 n r- was 11 ilivivi I" 1 w zero 1'. mill lli"' ha- I' il li' I I'V' iilo ciK'i ,i'i. rt t i if tin- tin- drivers uirng.-mi",' it J . . i i " i: wc-ii la-i Lri In t i i: V.l v- 1 1 l ;i .1 :t 111 the 1. is, il lis l'l.n ."I 1". lief , re till' B' i-.nl.V, I'll-I'ill-' W ' I ll I ,1 1,: nn'tlvMiiiri-.h!: rMV ffl'.i. Itic we a'.V -er was found beautifully clear. The, jj fog, which bud persistently screened ( flio west, had vanished, and liuid wnsrt discovered nt gome distance wont, ei-j4 tending pnrnlh-1 to (lie line of mnri'h. i jj The observations placed us nt latitude1 84 degrees r0 minutes, longitude (") : ! degrees 30 minute. A Long Coast Lino. L In the occasional clcnriiig spills fur ;1 several days wo liml scon sharply lc- ; j J fined land clouds drifting over n low;.' band of pearly f.iii. nnd e hsd ex- J ; j peeled to si'i- liiml win-ii 1 1i 1-4 veil lifted. Wo liail. however, nut niitieliuited to see so long a line "f coa'-t. Tin- land as we saw il gave the Impression of beln-i two Mauds, but our rbsi-rvnlini-.s wore In; u:!i,-iciit to warrant such an l'li"li. They Inn.v He i-l:tims; un-.i l o a part of n Ian er land extend- f: r to Ilie west. V'linl v:'s t'u' i,...:. O'lil !i "l.v ' - I ,'-;' i c. I'cvrei'K '.'u iiiliinlcs ta s:l l". , :, ,M nii'iiti . el t-i 'p ' li" lull.- ii mill M-riaiii ri i n. 1 as-" li' .: o lias mi 111 r. 'i IT :. I' land. 'I Ii.' ,r in ; "1 Kia aiilaliv n mm' la 1', i;. i 11 lllllllll.M'K I l.'ir.'l- ('.line: Mirt's. !...w In n -e ,1. I'. Tl,.. P ni In i mi I i-.-i ; and V- l:l;e i ! I'. 11 1! Ill II ami v In nii ilir 1li ,1 t' il in id r.'t I re In; i; nli :.! 1- ' il, ML " r, fret, i 'l I Iv f i ' I ;:!.! i.il,1 ' ..1 II 'illrl.v -' ll ll" ..;t. J i s '.sliy Irr i to alj.lM er .-Hi li.ee we were in - ,,r I- e '. v..ds. it: inin.'d :!! .Ni.t pane i;! i. !; , ,: a ' . ! ut t OUtrnll ,. l.f I ll" : !' V! , a 1 ... Iililliteil l.y ,iv. i v.,.; I; i.'i'l ! ." v.iili i', i',l. e .-.a., , I ' i. I he Ini-K. Buried Vr:tr t -.e fine i. .1 1' 1. L'. i- " A - , THE KHW LAND PH0T0GKAPHED. lire "lie iiuiri air, lla- I,Iiil- llaine lain;. I umiK I lie iiuies of L-.:-":'"'u,iiilral lie. lisl-l". A lieiivi'ii ivi-ii drlrk if i. e W i'' r was lirst iniliili (1 in In (ileli. (lie ' iH'ollir ! I.il'-l. .1 '.1 I 1,1 I 1 lie pl'itel'SS nl ile i ... i i.j; I ri an, .ii,.- at a time, for tlieiv was not ri.,. in for a'l to art ut Hie e. T:.. fur ie lie. d 'Ilia ai.d I Til,',, f"l !. li;li "u w.is tei'lli . , ' li , 'ell I, Ulw.ns lai ;.. w;.:n; I I- hnnr ' y i .ill 1 lie I, a ready, t. il. I no, diii.l; t Hi was ri hi. tini4 el I. tlvi til in- in an I! V.'d !. '. mi p..l.I- 1 1 e I ';; ,1 If 1, A I ; .-at Mai ... '. tail :l rf a, ifl s i: ':.ll. pulled Mrippe.l ijna !,!y of , a. a:al ll.e if lai a w is 1 of mill tin- piessiiiK lie.-d in Hie iilin nf iai; li, il permit of de- i I, a u n;, .' i-i "ir in ii, !; ii we I- Ha il. last ii.C. . as now s Ir- .1 Iv -cf liir war. a ai , mi ils ii, as); S K-e .Srvl llie -I.in, with lis in lao xvi. i t, ciimts clT. cf h i'i-s. Tush ln l.irilin- Ii 'in the bat-, t Ik- bond was pureij ever lae fa .e, and we wrie lesi to I lie win , d of Ire, 'J lie wai-'ii sense t,f uiental mid pli;.--Ion I ph iikiiii.' wliili f'lllovia Is an In lerstlna Minly. 'j'lu movement of o( . crs, I lie htiiiK (if the air, the iiosi uf teilin nii: winds, the lilindln rays nf a lieatless sun, the pains of driving snows nnd (ill the blilef i-lcnienis were absent. The mini, freed .f the iiilu ticn f fr.-st. wiiiider'-d to home 11 nil belt, r times under these peculiar cir- euiivlauri's: there Rumen a pieiishiL sense wltli llie touch uf one's own wurni skin, while the companionship of the liliu (i ii, I U;: freed of llu-ii cuniljersoino furs, niahes rt new it" covery In the nrl cf p'ttinu next p oneself. In the Horrt cf a Storm. On March 27 It blew a half eale ill night, but ut 110,111 on the follow la-: l(iy the wind eased. The bright sui, and rising temperature war 1 teniplinjl to reumlii (piics-eat. ami tlioil'h 1 ho wl was still darUeiud Ir. tlircalenlni tluuds, the d-s were pui to llie sledi (li d off they went uiaoiia tlia wind swept liiimnioclcs. We had not Bone many miles before the lirst rush of a storm struck us. Throwing ourselves over the sleds, w wulted the pnsliif of the ley blast. There w,i3 no suitable snow neur lu begin the erection uf a shelter, but n few miles nortliwnrd wns a promising nrea for 011 nip. mid to this we hoped to tnlie ourselves after u fuw inn- Awahened in the eourw of n few hours by drifts of snow nliout car feel. It was noted thnt the wind had bur rowed holes In the. wenli spots iljrntigli the Ktiow wall. Sllll. we were bound lint to be chealed nut of n few hours" sleep, and Willi one eye open we turned over. Later I was nwaheiiei by fall Ins snow blocks. Forcing my bond out of the ho In cased bnod. 1 saw Hint the dome had been swept nwny nnd that wc were 1 being burled under n dangerous welaht I of snow. In some way I had to-ed ' nliout sullii lenlly during sleep to keen ' I'll top of the llrrllllllllat lug dril l, Ian my coiii,anions were out of sigln and did not respond to n loud call. After 11 111 tie search 11 blowli ,le was Incited, Mini In response to : i n 1 -1 1 1 , r call caiae I'sliiino shouls. Ylrliht eiTnri- ' I were made to free llielr bags, but the j snow settled on lloin tighter with c.lcli 1 ' ttis-de. j 1 I was surprised u feu- inonieiits Inter j I ns I was digging their breathing pla- cl I open 1,1 feel them burrowing through the snow. They bad entered the bag without undressing nnd half eineued Willi shift nnd pants on, hut without feet. After n Utile more digging their boots were uncovered, nnd then, wlili pro tected feet, the bag wus freed nnd placed on the side of the igloo. Into It the hoys crept In full dress, except eonts. 1 relied out t their side In n)T bug. v Mova on Refreshed. The 11 ir ciiine ill hissing spouts, like Jeta of sicinu from nn engine, but soon after noon of the 2!ltli the 4ce under our beads hrighleued. It became pos slide to brent be without being choked with floating crystals, nnd as the Ice nliout the fn, In I furs was brokeu 11 lit tle blue was detected In the west. The dogs were freed of snow entail elements and fed, nnd a shelter was made In wlib h to melt snow nnd make ten. A double ration was onten. and then the sleds began to uioe ngaln. Soon the sun burst through the sep arating clouds nnd raised Icy spires In towers of glitter. The wind then ceased entirely, nnd a scone of crystal K'ory was lnld over the storm swept fields. With full stomachs, fair weather nnd a much needed rest, we moved with In spirations anew. Indeed, we felt re freshed ns one does after a cold bath. The pack had been much disturbed, and considerable time and distance were lost In seeking a workable line of travel. Camping at midnight, we bad only made Dine miles for a day 'a ef fort. AwaUenlns In time fqrobservatlons . iv. ...... ' We were i- li!. : 1.. wl ,! .1 i llewly lll-r,,'. "I'r'l ,-, -st, for We I 1-1 uf licvcil then, a i i ai. M il by Inter ":, i lire, 1 hat th i e v. ere the eai .li's I .1 j oi most rocks, but for rapid u lvae.-c- main nil-'loii u.u tours. IP'solutioiis wer,.' re-eiifni'iasl and cm rgy w as harbored to press on ward for the pole In nn air line. Fair Marchos Made. Kvery observation, Imwover, Indlent ed an easterly drift, mid u westerly course must be continuously forced to counterbalance the muveiiieiil. A cur tain was dm wn over the hind lu the ofteruooti of March HI. and we saw no more of It. I my nfter day we now pushed along lu desperate northward efforts. Strung winds and fractured, Irregular ice liicreascd the dilllcultles. I'rogrcss was slow. In one way or other we managed to gnlu n fair inarch between storms dar ing cam luriHy-iotir hours, in nn oc casional spell of silliness mirages spread screens of fantasy out for our entertainment. Curious cliffs, odd shaped mountains mid inverted ice walls were displayed in nttractlvo col ors. Discoveries were innde often, but with clearer horizon the deception was detected. On April a the baronieler remained steady and the tliel'ino tor sank. The weather been me sell led mid clear. The pack becnine u more perninni nt gill lor of color nnd Joy. At noon there was now n dazzling light, while the sun at midnight sunk fur but n few momenta under a persistent northerly haze, leaving the frosted blues bat lied in noonday splendor. In these days we ninde long tnarclies. The lee steadily Improved. Fields be came larger nnd thicker, the pressure, lines less frequent nud less trouble some. Nothing changed materially. The horizon moved: our footing was seemingly a solid crust of Ice, but It shifted eastward. All wns In motion. Often we were too tired to build ow houses, nnd In sheer exhaustion we j-j in diiiicii(.-u ill lue lee in duiiiiiioi-hs. Here the overworked body called for sleep, but the ml nd refused to close the eye. In a Lifeless World. There was n weird attraction lu the nnmmilv nf one siirriitimlltifw u-hlr-ti aroused the spirits. We hud passed y beyond the range of nil life. For many duys. we had not seen a sugges tion of animated nature. There were no longer footprints to Indicate other life; uo breath spouts escaped from the frosted bosom of the sen. Even the sea nlgne of the surface waters were no longer detected. Wo were alone, nil alone. In a lifeless world. Wo bad come to this mental blank lu slow but progressive stages. As we sailed from the barren nrens of the fisher folk along the outposts of civilization the complex luxury of the metropolis wns lost and the bruin call ed for food. Beyond. In the half snvnge wilder ness or Danish Ureenlnml, there wns the dawn of a new life of primitive delight. Still further nlonp, lu the ultima Thulo of the aborigines, the sun rose over the days of prehistoric Joys. Advancing beyond the hnutits of man, we reached the noonday splen dor of thought In times before mnn's creation. . Now, as we pushed beyond the hnbl tat of all creatures, ever onward. Into the sterllo wastes, the sun Bets. Be yond were night and hopelessness. With eager eyes we searched the dusky plains of frost, but tbere waa no speck of life to grace the purple run of death. lu this mid-polar basin, the Ice doei (Continued on page 3.) l 1 1 asarfah aaa T v v.:ri f i i '''V' l,' m m v.-.. i atiti1 WJ Ii fiiinnaf H ikir Pay Up Your Subscription ! 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