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DR. CGCK LANDS
AT
COPENHAGEN
Explorer Given Royal Wel
come by Danes.
FURTBER DISCUSSES TRIP
Declares He Has Brought Back the
Most Exact Observations, Abso
lutely Proving His Claim of Reach
ing the Pole—Crown Prince Wel
comes American in the Name of the
Nation and King Frederick Receives
Him in Private Audience.
Copenhagen, Sept. 6.—Dr. Frederick
k- Cook, the American explorer, re
turning to civilization from his dis
covery of the North pole, came Into
Copenhagen harbor on board the
steamer Hans Egede from Greenland.
Dr. Cook stood on the bridge of the
Hans Egede, wearing a shabby brown
an it that had been loaned to him by
a seaman. On his head was a dis
reputable old cap and his feet wero
clad tn leather mocassins. His blonde
hair was long and shaggy and his
moustache rough and straggling. His
eomptoxlon was sallow, but his face
was full. He was a strange figure for
tho center of such a brilliant scene as
greeted his return to civilization.
Orown Prince Christian of Den
mark, Maurice Egan, the American
minister the Danish minister of com
merce
and committers representing
various public bodies boarded tho
Hans EJgede and welcomed Dr. Cook
in the name of the nation and the
city. Dr. Cook was escorted ashore
by Prince Christiaa.
The explorer was cheered by great
crowds. An immense throng followed
through the streets to the Meteorolog
ical institute, where he made a brief
*peucb.
Stars and 8trip«s at Pole.
Dr. Cook said he left at the North
pole na Americas flag and a box con
taining documents, including a brief
account of his trip and certain obser
vations and data to bear out his claim.
Continuing, he declared with great em
phasiti:
"1 have been to the North pole and
I have brought back the most exact
observations, absolutely proving my
statement. I have kept a diary
throughout say entire expedition, in
which I recorded the most minute de
tails.
"It was not my Intention at the start
to proceed to the pole I was merely
on ac Arctic excursion. But as I found
conditions favorable I continued on
my way to the pole. I discovered two
htthorto unknown islands.
"We missed the depots which prevl
Ottely had been established, but we
tune accidentally upon one of Mel-
fj ur\ A
Robert
on a
B1
upmw/
ROUTE TAKEN BY DR. COOK.
rifle's depots, where we found pro
Ttaions and instruments In an excel
teat state of preservation.
Twhig to the smallness of my ex
pedition our requirements were not
Tar pre. For the same reason we were
able to proceed quickly. On some days
we covered as high as twelve miles,
which is an extraordinary speed.
"As 1 approached the pole the Eski
mos with me were utterly scared at
the meteorological conditions.
Three Days Without Food.
"On the return trip our provisions
fltocame entirely exhausted. No ani
mal iife was visible and for three days
we had nothing to eat. Then in a
crevice of the ice we caught sight of
several walruses. I had only a few
cartridges left. I crept along the ice
on my stomach, approaching the ani
male slowly so as not to Bcare them.
|l expended all my cartridges and as
a result secured two of the walruses
Ow lives were saved
"We then broke up our only sledge
and made bows and arrows of the
!«eed
&
wh
I
rh(,v
Innir.
-iiii, near Cap York, we were
virtually on the point of starvation
when we found a young seal sleeping
on the ice.
«At Cape York Itself we found
traces of musk oxen, which we
tracked and killed.
"From IJpernavik to Egedosminde I
sailed on the sam- ship that carried
the MacCllntock and Franklin relief
expeditions."
After spending a few mlnntes at the
rooms of the Gtograpl'ical society Dr.
Cook was driven through the crowded
streets to the Phoenix hotel, where he
ttiil be the guest of the Geographical
society. The hallways of the hotel
wc ro decorated with American flags
and masses cf flowers. Johan Han
ri, the minister of commerce, and a
committee of the Geographical society
?ave a reception to Dr. Cook at the
hotel.
The members of the reception com
Itiittee withdrew and were succeeded
by a numerous delegation of tailors,
bootmakers and barbers. The ex
plorer placed himself in their hands
and several tradesmen were at work
on him at the same time.
FRE. EftiCK VIII.
At the end of an hour Dr. Cook
emerged with his hair neatly trimmed,
his moustache cropped close and in
a new suit, hat and boots. He then
went to the American legation and
had luncheon with Minister Egan.
Received by King Frederick.
Following the luncheon Dr. Cook
proceeded to the palace, where he was
received in private audience by King
as do th© Eskimos, and we se-"Frederick. The queen and her three
IfrMifrters. Princesses Jfi&eborg, Thyra
pt. jpnypy.i^jfiy A rnnv^ AMERICAN EXPLORER WHO PLANTED THE STARS AND STRIPta
AT THE NORTH POLE,
tr,.jLji..i.tf»ir k rvr»k the American explorer who discovered the north pole, got hi® first arctic ®tpefi^C# with
^e^ ttafSher^mtre"d American who is now somewhere in the arctics tattling with the ice and snow
went with Peary on ti.e polar „,K,Ution of 1SU1-2 ... He .lev scd
Jn1''1^ ^conv o a I couldbe reached, and in the years that intervened between his first
route Oien
ever ceased to
no ,nd went ll sur^on w-iS the Danish expedition to the antarctic sea*. It waa on Jul** 1*07. that
^^^^'^"c^tion, which was destined to be crowned with success John it. Bradley, a
NO DOUBT OF COOK'S STORY
Parmer Official of Arctic Club la Con
vinced.
New York, Sept. 6.—Ralph L. Shain
wald, formerly treasurer of the Arctic
club of America, cabled to the club
from Copenhagen declaring that the
North pole had been reached without
doubt.
Mr. Bhalnwald went from Paris to
Copenhagen to represent the Arctic
club in welcoming Dr. Frederick A.
Cook. The message from Mr. Shain
wald follows:
"Cook sends greetings to Arctic
club of America. Pole has been
reached without doubt. Wonderful
demonstration here."
The Arctic club also received a mes
sage from Rear Admiral George W.
Melville reading as follows:
"Do not give credence to reports
that Cook has discovered pole."
Admiral 8perry on Retiree) Wirt.
Washington. Sept. 4. Having
reached the age of sixty-two years
Rear Admiral C. S Sperry has been
placed on the retired list of the navy.
The admiral's last important sea com
mand was that of the Atlantic fleet,
which he brought from San Francisco
by way of the Pacific ocean and the
Suez canal to Hampton Roads.
Sentenced to Be aiectrocuteo.
Eaton, O., Sept. 6.—Harry Rife,
slayer of Lida Gilmore, was sentenced
by Judge Fisher to be electrocuted
Jan. 16,1910. The jury dellboratoi oa headway and
the case fourteen hours. church property was minor.
MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, MONDAY, SEPTEMHIiR 8, 1909
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study the problem. He conquered Mount McKlniey. in Alaska, after
Ynrk^unter of big game, fitted out a fishing schooner and went with Dr. Cook to the polar region,
intended to steal a march on Peary and went quietly about their preparations. Ibe hunt over. Brad
,,.,1 t'o vnw -Mid T»r. start.Hl for the :i---.intviMlel hv
and Dagmar, were present.
Dr. Cook was presented to his ma
jesty by Maurice F. Egan, the Amer
ican minister.
King Frederick asked Dr. Cook
many questions and drew out a long
account of the expedition. Later in
the afternoon Dr. Cook received the
newspaper correspondents and an
swered all their questions fully.
Commodore Hovgaard, the comman
der of the royal yacht and one of the
foremost of Denmark's Arctic ex
plorers, had an opportunity to exam
ine Dr. Cook's journals. Later he said:
"I noticed certain discrepancies and
Inaccuracies in the newspaper reports
of the expedition, but a long conversa
tion with Dr. Cook soon convinced me
his statements were absolutely reli
able. His replies to my questions
were clear and precise and left no
doubt in my mind.
"I did not have sufficient time to
read the diary, but from my brief in
spection thereof I obtained the firm
impression that tha doctor's claim of
having reached the North pole is cor
rect."
WRECKERS BLAMED
FOR RAIL DISASTER
Two Killed and Scores Injured,
at Ohswtcn, Pa.
Newcastle, Pa., Sept, •—The wreck
Of train No. 5, the Royal Blue limited
on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad,
causing the death of two persons and
the injury of scores of others, ia be
lieved to have been caused for the
purpose of robbery of the express oar,
which Is known to have contained a
large sum ot money shipped from New
York to Western banks.
The Baltimore and Ohio officials de
clare the accident was a pure case of
tra?n wrecking and immediately fol
lowing the wreck fctntioned armed
guards about tha express ear.
The tralnv westbound from Pittsburg
to Chicago, was two miles from New
castle at a little place called Chow
ton, Pa., when it ran into a misplaced
rail. Wrcckers had removed two fish
plates, moved th« north rail inside
and hrd pulled out the spikes. The
entire tiu!n was thrown from the
track. The great speed with which it
was traveling csusod all the cars and
engine of the train to topple over on
their sides and slip with force over a
small embankment.
President and General Manager
Geov' I.. Fotier of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad telegraphed General Su
erintendent Finney of that road at
l'lttsburg to offer a reward of $25,000
for t'ie arrest and conviction of the
persons guilty of wrecking the Balti
more a::.i Ohio fiver at Ch wton, Pa.
SAVED BY DESPERATE WORK
Buildings *rt Vatican Grounds Threat
ened by Fire.
Rome, Sept C.—Only desperate work
on the -art of
f.he
Rome firemen and
ti»e Vatican volunteers prevented a
fire which rnght. have destroyed many
of the bniidia^ Inside the Vatican
grounds, v.'Lh hJr priceless treas
ures of art and reltcs. The fires start
ed in 5".r']fiii.:,s ticjclning the Vaticua
snd spread with marvelous rapidity.
The St. Ar.ne'3 church, Inside the
Vatican, caught fire on two or three
0 casicns, but e-.ch time the fire was
e tlngiiahed fore It gained any
tha damaft U tfc*
1,
iK
GRAVE UNREST
IN
TIlECALRAilS
Foreign Embassies at Con
stantinople Alarmed.
ALBANIANS ARE IN REVOLT
Openly Defy Turkish Commission
8ent Among Them and an Armed
Outbreak Is Likely to Follow Dis
patch of Troops—Mutinous Feeling
Against Royal Household In the
Greek Army Again Manifest.
Constantinople, Sept. 6.—The for
eign embassies regard the Balkan sit
uation as of the gravest character.
Unrest among the Albanians is rap
idly increasing and the appointment
of the Turkish special commission la
expected to cause another outbreak
against the Ottoman government that
will lead to bloody results. The in
habitants of Scutari, in Albania, have
already defied the commission and it
1b believed that if troops are sent
there to enforce its orders there will
be an armed outbreak.
It is believed her© that the Greek
government is rapidly collapsing and
that King George is afraid to sum
moo the chamber of deputies. Tho
mutiny in the Greek army is again
man 1 fast and It Is said that several
garrisons are on the verge of declar
ing for war with the Turks.
As a result of this army unrest In
Oreece the Turkish government is in
ereasing all its garrisons along the
frontier.
The populace, Incensed by the raur
der of the Mussulmans in Crete, Is
•rving for war against Greece.
1111 ni i Pasha's cabinet will resign Is
a few days.
ON QUESTION OF STRIKING
•fcloago Street Car Employee to Take
Another Ballot.
Chicago, Sept. 6.—The crisis In thi
wage controversy between the com
pany and the trainmen in the Chicago
surface lines will be witnessed Tues
day, when a vote will be taken by thi
men on the acceptance or rejection of
the wage scale proffered by Walter L.
Fisher, representative of the city in a
settlement of the trouble.
The decision to take a vote Tues
day was reached after a spirited meet
Ing, during which some of the union
leaders attempted to have the mtrtter
hftki open until the employes of th
Chicago Railway company on th
North and West Sides could aettb
•heir differences with President Roach
Should the offer of Fisher be re
jected the dispute may go to arbiun
tton.
YOLIVA MUST STAY IN JAIL
•enied Freedom on a Writ of Habeas
Corpus.
Chicago, Sept. 6.—Wilbur Glenn
•ol!va, who succeeded the late John
Alexander Dowie as head of the
ligious cult at Zion City, near her
and who has begun serving a six
months' jail sentence for failure
pay a $10,000 libel judgment obtaine
by a former follower, was denied fret
dorn on a writ of habeas corpus hen
Voliva attacked the legality of th
oapias on which he was arrested.
ROBBERS CARRY OFF SAFE
Transport Heavy Treasure Box Halt
Mile Before Wrecking It.
Arlington, Minn., Sept. 6.—When V'
D. Dixon, the station agent, went
the depot he found the 1,200-pour I
safe missing. It was located about a
half mile from the depot and had been
blown open with nitroglycerin. The
robbers obtained nothing, as th»»re was
no money in the safe. The papers
were left scattered about. The safe
had been carted away from the depot
on a railroad truck.
BY CAPSIZING OF A SKIFF
Three Lose
Adults and an Infant
Their Lives.
Syracuse, N. Y., Sept 6.—Three
adults and an infant were drowned in
South pond, near Pulaski, by the cap
sizing of a sailing skiff. The party In
the boat Included Mr. and Mrs. W.
Henry Hinman and their infant child
of Pulaski Alexander and George
Hadden of Toronto, Ont., and Sant
Barcklay of PulaBkl. George Hadden
and Bard-lay were saved tho others
were drov.i-ed.
Indiana Educator Ends Life.
Frankfort, Ind., Sept. 3.—Professor
W. O. Hiatt, superintendent of the
Frankfort public schools, killed hlm
selt by taking carbolic acid. Hiatt
1 was elected superintendent a month I
ago. No cause Is known tor his aot
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