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THE CLAIMS OF
MAP SHOWING WHAT PEARY CLAIMS IS ROUTE TRAVELED BY DR. COOK
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MENT IN NORTH POLE
GIVES STORY OF TilE ESKIMOS
The Statement la Signed by Peary,
Bartlett, McMillan, Oorup and Hen
son of the Roosevelt Party Eski
mo Doyn Closely Questioned by All.
(KutrriM nrr online t Art of C'nncrrfi,
In tlmuir I !)', by III" IViiry Aicllc Clut).
In tlio olllic of llin l.llinu Inn of CoiiKruti,
at WiiiililiiKton, I). C )
Now York, Oct. 12. The
(following statement of C'oinmanil
or Ittjlicrt 13. IVnry. which he
submitted, together with tho neenm
llatiylng mni), to the Pcnry Arctic Hub
'in Hiippuit of hhi contention that Dr
Cook did not reach tho north pole,
if now inudo public for the llrst time
Tho stutomont and map have been
'copyrighted, by tho Peary Aictic club
INTRODUCTION BY PEARY.
Sonio of my reasons for saying that
Dr. Cook did not go to tho north polo
will bo understood by those who road
tho following statements of tho two
Ksklnio boys who went with him, and
who (old mo nnd others of my party
where ho did go Sevornl Ksklmos
who started with Dr. Cook from An
oratok In February, 15)08, wero at
Etna when 1 arrived thero In August.
1908, They told mo that IJr. Cook had
with him, after thoy left, two Ksklnio
lioyB, or young men, two sledges and
Bome twenty dogs. Tho boys wore
1-took-a-shoo and Ah-po-lah. I had
known them from their childhood.
Ono was about olghteon and tho other
nliout nineteen years of age.
On my rotum from Cape Sheridan
nud at tho vory (lrst Hcttlement I
touched (N.orko, near Capo Chalon) lii
August, 1901). nnd nine days before
reaching Ktah, tho Ksklmos told mo.
in a general way, whero Dr. Cook had
been; that ho had wintered In Jones
Sound, and that ho had told tho white
men at Ktah that ho had been n long
way north, but that tho boys who wore
with him, I-tookn-shoo nnd Ah-pc-lah,
Bald that this was not so. Tho Kskl
mos laughed ut Dr. Cook's stoiy. On
reaching Ktnh, I talked with tho Ks
Iclmos thero and with tho two boys
nnd asked them to describe Dr. Cook's
Journey to members of my party nnd
mysolf. This they did in tho mnnner
((Signed) H. i:. l'EARV.
Signed Statement of Peary, Bartlett,
McMillan, Borup and Henson, In Re.
gard to Testimony of Cook's Two
i The two Ksklnio boys. I tnok-n-shoo
nnd Ah-pc-lnh, who nccompanled Dr.
Cook whllo he wns nwny from Anora
tok In 1908 and 1909, wore questioned
separately and Independently, and
woro corroborated by l'anlkpah. the
father of one of them (I-took-a-shoo).
who was personally familiar with tho
tllrst third and tho last third of their
Journey, and who said Hint tho route
for tho remaining third, ns shown by
them, was as described to him by his
eon after his return with Dr. Cook.
To go more Into details: One of
the boys was called In, nnd, with a
chart on tho tnblo beforo hlni, wns
iiBUcd to show whero ho had gone
with Dr. Cook. This he did, pointing
out with his linger on tho map, but
not making any marks upon It.
As ho went out, the other boy enrne
In and was nsked to show where he
had gono with Dr. Cook. This ho did.
also without making nny innrks, and
Indicated tho bnmo louto and the
same details as did tho llrst boy.
When ho was through, Panlkpnh,
tho fnthor of I-took-a-shoo, n very In
tolllgont man, who was In tho party
of Ksklmos that camo back from Dr.
Cook from tho northern end of Nan
Ben's strait, who Is familiar ns a hunt
er with tho Jones Sound region, nnd
who hns boon In Commander Peary's
various expeditious for somo fifteen
years, camo in nud indicated tho same
localities and details ns the two boys
Then tho llrst boy wns brought In
ngnln, and with n pencil ho traced on
tho map their route, members of our
party writing upon tho chart whore
according to the boy's Btntement, they
bad killed deer, hear, somo of their
dogs, seal, walrus and musk oxen.
Tho socond boy wns thon cnlled In
and tho two went ovor tho chart to
gether, tho second boy suggesting
BOino changes ns noted hereafter.
During tho taking of this testimony,
Trained Eagles for Aviation.
One of tho most fanatic ballooning
projects of tho past was that of nn
AuBtrlau who suggested, nearly a con
tury ago, thnt balloonB might be
guided In nny desired direction with
tho aid of trained eagles.
Long Delayed Tribute.
"Tho oxporlonccd reportor Is a
model of courtesy," acknowledged a
Philadelphia proachor. First bouijuet
of that kind In years and yoars.
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it developed that Dr Cook had told
these boys, as ho told .Mr Whitney
and Hilly Prltchard. the cabin boy.
that they must not tell Comninndor
Peary or any of us nnythlng about
their Journey, and the hoys stated Dr.
Cook nnd threatened them If they
should tell nnythlng.
Tho narrative of theso Ksklmos Is
They, with Dr. Cook. Franckc and
nine other Ksklmos, left Anoratok.
ciosKcd Smith's Sound to Cnpo Sabine,
slept In Commander Peary's old house
In Payer Harbor, then went through
Hlco strait to Iluchanan bay. After a
few inarches Francko and thiee Kskl
mos returned to Anoratok
Dr. Cook, with the others, then pro
ceeded up Flagler bay. a. branch or
Hutiiannn hay, and crossed Klles
mere Land through the alley pass nt
the head of Flagler hay. Indicated by
Commander Penry In 1S98, and utilized
by Sverdrup In 1899. to the head of
Sverdrup's "Hay Fiord" on tho west
side of Kllesmore l.aud
Their louto then lay out through
this llord. thouco north thtough Sver
di up's "Heuerka Sound" nnd Nniu,on
On their way they killed musk oxen
nnd bear, and made caches, arriving
eventunlly nt n point on tho west sldo
of Nanscn strait (shore of Axel Hoi
berg I.und or Sverdiup), south or
Cape Thomas Hubbard.
A cache was foinied here and the
four Ksklmos did not go beyond this
point. Two others, Koolootlngwah and
Inughito, went on ono moio march
with Dr. Cook nnd tho two boys,
helped to build the tnow igloo, then
leturned without Bleeping.
(These two Ksklmos brought bnck
a letter fioni Dr. Cook to Franeke.
dated tho seenteonth of Maich. Tho
two men lejolned tho other four men
who had been left behind, nnd tho six
returned to Anoratok. nnlvlng May 7.
This Information was obtained not
from the two Ksklnio boys, but from
the six nion who returned and from
Frnncko himself, and was known to
us In tho summer of 1908, when tho
Koosovolt llrst arrived at Ktah. Tho
Information Is Inserted hero ns supple
mentary to the narrative of tho two
After sleeping at the camp where
the last two Eskimos turned back, Dr.
Cook and the two boys went In a
northerly or northwesterly direction
with two 6ledges and twenty-odd dogs,
one or more march, when they en
countered rough Ice and a lead of open
water. They did not enter this rough
Ice, nor cross the lead, but turned
westward or southwestward a short
distance and returned to Helberg Land
at a point west of where they had left
the cache and where the four men had
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by machinery. New York Press.
Already quite a trade Is dono with
Japan In canned and salted whnlo
meat. It is said to bo moro tendor
than beof and to tasto like It. Na
tional Food Magazine,
After being Informed of the boys'
narrative thus far, Commander Peary
suggested a scries of questions to be
put to the boys In regard to this trip
from ' le land out and back to It.
Did they cross many open leads or
much open water during this time?
Did they make any caches out on
the Ice7 Ans. No.
With how many sledges did they
start? Ans. Two.
How many dogs did thoy have7 Ans.
Did not remember exactly, but some
thing over twenty.
How many sledges did they have
when they got back to land? Ans.
Did they have any provisions left on
their sledge3 when they came back to
land? Ans. Yes; the sledges still had
about all they could carry, so they
were able to take but a few things
from the cache.
From here they went southwest
along the northwest coast of Helberg
Land to a point indicated on the map
(Sverdrup's Cape Northwest).
From here they went west across
the Ice, which was level and covered
with snow, offering good going, to a
low Island which they had seen from
the shore of Helberg Land at Cape
Northwest. On this Island they
camped for one sleep.
From this Island they could see two
lands beyond (Sverdrup's Ellef Ring
nes and Amund Rlngnes Lands). From
the Island they journeyed toward the
left-hand one of these two lands
(Amund Rlnges Land), passing a
small island which they did not visit.
Arriving at the shore of Amund
Ringnes Land, the Eskimos killed a
deer as indicated on the chart.
The above portion of the state
ment of the Eskimo boys covers
the period of time In which Dr. Cook
claims to have gone to the pole and
back, and the entire time during
which he could possibly have made
any attempts to go to It.
If it Is suggested that perhaps Dr.
Cook got mixed and that he reached
the pole, or thought he did, between
the time of leaving the northwest
coast of Helberg Land at Cape North
west, and his arrival at Rlngnos Land,
where they killed the deer, we must
then add to the date of Dr. Cook's let
ter of March 17th, at or near Cape
Thomas Hubbard, the subsequent four
or five sleeps at that point, and the
number of days required to march
from Cape Thomas Hubbard to Cape
Northwest (a distance of some sixty
nautical miles), which would advance
his date of departure from the land
to at least the 25th of March, and be
prepared to accept the claim that Dr,
Cook went from Cape Northwest
(about latitudo eighty and a half de
grees north) to the pole, a distance of
Damage Done by Brown Rat.
Tho brown or Norway rat is ro
gnrdod by tho United States depart
ment of agrlculturo as "tho worst
mammal pest In tho United States, tho
losses from Its depredations amount
ing to many millions of dollars year
ly." Peculiar Florida River.
Tho St. John's rlvor In Florida Is
tho only nnvigablo rlvor In tho coun
try that flovvB In a gonerally north
erly direction Into an ocean.
five hundred and seventy geographical
miles, In twenty-seven days.
After killing the deer they then trav
eled south along the east sldo of Rlng
nes Land to tho point indicated on tho
chart, whero they killed another deer.
Thoy then went east across tho
fcouth part or Crown Prince Gustav
sea to the south end of Helberg Land,
then down through Norwegian bay,
whero they secured somo bears, but
not until after they hnd killed somo of
their dogs, to the east sldo of Gra
ham Island; then eastward to tho lit
tle hay marked "Kid's Fiord" on Sver
drup's chnrt; then southwest to Hell's
Gate and Simmon's peninsula.
Heie for the (list time during the
entile journey, except as already
noted off Cape Thomas II Hubbard,
they encountered open water. On this
point tho boys wero clear, emphatic,
and unshakable. They spent n good
deal of time In this region, nnd llnnlly
abandoned their dogs and ono sledge,
took to their boat, ciossed Hell's Gato
to North Kent, up Into Norfolk Inlet,
then bnck along tho north const of
Colin Archer Peninsula to Cnpo Vera,
whore they obtained fresh elder duck
eggs. Here they cut the remaining
sledge on, that Is shortened it, as It
wus awkward to transport with tho
bout, and near here thoy killed a wal
rus. From Cape Vera they went on down
Into tho southwest angle or .tones
Sound, whero they killed a seal;
thenco east along tho south coast or
tho sound, killing three bears nt tho
point noted on the map, to tho penin
sula known as Capo Sparbo on tho
map, about mldwny on tho south sldo
or Jones Sound. Hero thoy killed
some musk-oxen nnd, continuing east,
killed four moro at tho place Indi
cated an tho chart, and wero finally
stopped by tho puck Ice at tho mouth
of Jones Sound. From hero they
turned back to Capo Sparbo, whero
they wintered nnd killed many musk
oxen. After tho sun returned In 1909 thoy
stnrted, pushing their sledgo, across
Jones Sound to Capo Tennyson; thenco
along tho coast to Clarcnco Ilend;
(passing Inside of two small Islands,
not shown on tho chart, but drawn on
It by tho boys), whero they killed a
bear; thenco across tho broad bight
in the coast to Cndognn Fiord; thonco
nrnund Cnpe Isabolla and up to Com
niandor Pcarv's old houso in Payor
Umbo. near Capo Sabine, where thoy
found n seal cached for thorn by Pan
Ikpah. I-took-a-shoo's father. From
hero they crossed Smith Sound on tho
lea. arriving at Anoratok.
(SlBiied) H. D- PHAHY. U S. N.
HOUUHT A. UAKTLETT,
Mnstor S. S. Itoosuvclt.
D. II. M'MIM.AN,
MATTHEW A. HENSON.
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when thoy passed the big brick build
Ing of nn orphan asylum. "That, Min
nie," said Rosy, anxious to Impart her
knowledgo to hor youngor slstor, "la
where tho little orphans llvo. Mr
and Mrs. Orphan are both dead."
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