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VOI XXXIX-NO. 12.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 5, 1X)9-SIX SECTIONS Till RTY-SIX PAGES.
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Eight Shipi of Pacific Fleet Will
Begin Long: Endurance Ran
Hoboken Man Kills Wife and Self at
President Congratulates Explorer on
Discoverer of North Pcle is Given
Great Reception on Arrival at
cc A ev'
Grave of Woman's First
FIRST STOP AT HONOLULU
PRIDE OF AMERICANS STIRRED
AUDIENCE WITH THE KING
Run from San Francisco to Be Made
at Eighteen Knots.
SLOWER TRIP TO ADMIRALTY
After Coaling, Fast Schedule Will Be
Resumed to Manila.
EXPECT TO MAKE RECORDS
Vfiifli Are to lie Tested from
Kverr Naval Standpoint Month's
Ilattle Prartlre Off the
t AN FRANCISCO. Cal.. Sept. 4 In full
war paint, dull grey, the first squadron
of the Pacific fleet, .fomprlning eight of
the fastest armored cruisers In the Ameri
can navy, will steam through the Goldei
Cate tomorrow on the first leu of a six
months' cruise to the far east.
With two exceptions each warship Is
equipped with eighteen guns, ancj Is of
13.M0 tons burden. Two, tho Tennessee
and the Washington, have twenty guns
each and are of 14,500 tons burden. Kvery
ship has 23,000 horsepower.
The object of the voyage Is to test the
efficiency of the vessels.
According to Rear Admiral Uriel Beboree.
who will command the squadron, the
cruisers will steam to Honolulu at eighteen
knots an hour. After remaining at the
Islands for three weeks they will proceed
to the Admiralty Islands at twelve and
one-half knots, take on, 12.000 tons of
coal, and resume the elghteen-knot
speed to Manila.
Month's Ilattle Practice.
They are due In the I'hilipplnes Novem
ber 1, when they will begin a month's
The third aquadron of five protected
cruisers and seven gunboats, In command
of Hear Admiral Giles B. Harbor, will Join
On December 1 the first squadron will be
separated Into four parts. The Tennessee
(Sebree'a flagship) and the Washington
will go to Shanghai, and two each of the
others to Kobe, Hong Kong and Yoko
hama. At the tnei of two weeks the ves
sels will exchange positions remaining in
Chinese and Japanese waters until Janu
ary, when they will reassemble at Manila
for the return trip.
After Afw Steaming; Rrcord.
An effort will be made to establish new
long distance steaming records and the
squadron will be tested from every naval
Excluding the North Carolina, the Mon
tana, the Brooklyn, the squadron under Se
bree's command represents tha entire ar
mored cruiser strength of the navy and Is
the fleet that would be assembled for a
swift service cruise In case of war. Conse
quently lis achievements on tha coming
voyage will be watched with great Interest
by the naval experts.
The vtasels are the Tennessee, Washing
ton, California, South Dakota, West Vir
ginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Colo
rado. INCREASED REVENUE FOR
THE MILWAUKEE ROAD
Annniil Heport Indicates Four Per
Cent Advance In Karnlna-s from ,
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept 4.-The forty
fifth annual report of the Chicago, Mil
waukee Sk St. Paul Railway company,
given out today by Secretary K. W. Adams
In this city, and which la for the fiscal
year ending June 30, I'M), shows the total
operating revenues of the company for
the year to have been 169.897,463.49; total
tiperaltng expenses, J38,731.23S.60, which ex
cludes taxes, leaving the net operating
The total fixed charges, Interests on
bonds, etc.. paid during the year ending
June 30, 1909. amounted to 16,805,717.60. leav
ing on that date a balance' of $12,881,831.78
as the clear profit for the year, as against
H1.MT.02SI 67 as the balance vfor the yAr
ending June 30. 1Mb, after paying fixed
charges amounting to (5.916,760.
The total revenue from freight traffic
last year was H2,S41,6."i0.62. as against $40,
4K.879.64 for UKJ8, an Increase of 11,914,770.98.
r 4.74 per cent; the revenue from passen
ger traffic was $12,774,861.53, as again $11.
tfc3.3m.iM for I'm. an Increase of 31,497.27.
CHICAGO, S pt. 4. Increasing Industrial,
agricultural and mining activity is Indi
cated by advance sheets of the fortnightly
statement of car surpluses and shortages
compiled by President Hale of the Ameri
can Railway association.
The statement shows that on September
1 the surplus of cars had been reduced
more than 40.000, bringing the surplus
down to a little more than 100,00 cars of
This Is the smallest surplus since last
MORE PAY OR WILL STRIKE
V Inflow Glass Workers Ordered to
Stop Work Inlrsa Increase
PITTSBURG. Sept. 4. A strike of win
dow glass cutters and flatteners of the
country has been ordered by President
Shinn of the National union, effective today
unless the new scale advancing wages 20
per cent is accepted by the American
window glass company. Six plants in dif
ferent parts of the country, employing 5,000
men when In full operation will be af
fected by the order, but it is understood
that only about 1,40 men are at work at
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
lecretary of the Interior Decides
Two ebrn.ka I.aad
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4. (Special.) The
secretary of the interior has affirmed the
decision oi the land office In the appeal
of Wi'liam W. Armstrong In holding for
cancellation his homestead entry upon the
contest of Elsie Surber, In the Alliance
district In Nebraska. He also rejected tbe
appeal of Phillip K. IHinn to make a
soldier additional homestead entry to the
Uucoln land district
NEW YORK, Pept. 4. Charles A. Orla
munder, a musician, B5 years old, "hot his
crippled wife dead tonight and then killed
himself with the same revolver at the grave
of the woman's first husband. The bodies
were found In the Hoboken cemetery In
such a position that It is thought the wlfs
must have been leaning forward on her
crutches over the grave when her husband
shot her. After she fell he evidently wiped
the blood from her head, as a handkerchief
stll! wet with blood was found In his coat
At the sound of the two shots the super
Intendent of the cemetery hurried toward
the direction of the reports. He found the
woman dead at the feet of thp man, who
was sitting; on a bench, still brnthln-?
faintly. He died before he could be taken
to a hospital.
A curt letter to an undertaker founl Iri
Mrs. Orlamunder's handbag pointed straight
to an agreement between wife and husband
to die together.
"Bury us and whatever the expense you
will be paid," It declared.
A card In Orlamunder's pocket gave the
name of a friend, who, an endorsement
stated, would provide money for the
Orlamunder had married the widow of
his employer, the owner of a Jersey Citv
beer garden, where for many years he had
led the orchestra. A deed of title from the
first husband to the burial plot where the
twb chose to die was found In the wife's
Dies in France
American Playwright Passes Away
Following an Operation for
CHALON8-SUR-MARNE, Sept. 4. Clyde
Fitch, the American playwright died at
9:0 this evening. He had been unconscious
since 3 o'clock In the afternoon. The doc
tors and his friend, Eugene Uauthler,
were present at 'the bedside.
Death was due to appendicitis, following
an operation, Mr, Fitch was stricken with
an acute attack while traveling from Ger
many, and upon his arrival here under
went an operation at the hands of Dr.
Alquler. The patient rallied somewhat
after the operation, and yesterday showed
some signs of Improvement He suffered
a relapse last night, however, and al
though he was fully conscious during the
early hours today the improvement in his
condition was not - maintained. After
marked delerlum ha lapsed Into uncon
sciousness about S o'clock In the afternoon,
at which time tha attending physicians
gave up hope of his recovery.
NEW YORK, Sept. 4. Clyde Fitch, easily
the most prolific of younger American dra
matists, was born at Elmlra, N. Y., In lHti8
of English ancerters, who settled In Con
necticut early m the seventeenth century
and left descendants who have been prom
inent In the religious and political life of
the country ever since. After an early
education under private instruction at
home, he was fitted for college at Holder
ness, N. II., and was graduated from Am
herst in 11
Among the best known of his plays are:
Nathan Hale the Cowboy and the Lady,
Barbara Frletschle, Sappho (from the
French), the Climbers, The Girl and the
Judge, The Last of the Dandles, The Girl
With the Green Eyes. Her Own Way, Her
Great Match and latterly The Girl Who
Has Everything. GlrlB, The Blue Mouse
(from the German), and The Happy Mar-
Bohemian Societies Request Wilbur
Man Be Given a Foreign
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Sept. 4-Speclal
Telegram.) The National Association of
Bohemian-Slavonian Benevolent Societies
wants one of the representatives of
that race honored by the United
States government. The association in
this city, which closed its session
today, voted by a large majority as
the president to send F. J. Sadllek of
Wilbur, Ne., to some foreign country as
the American minister. The resolution
prefers that he be sent to some country
in southern Europe and urges strongly
that Bohemian-Americans be given this
recognition for they are of the belief that
their people have always been given the
butt of ridicule, rather than that of re
spectful recognition at the hands of
uouu government vs.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Sept. 4 In an
address before the City club today, Glf
ford Plnc,hot, chief of the forestry bu
reau, said he did not desire to talk about
conservation of natural resources, which,
he said, was one of the greatest move
ments of the times.
"The lines In tills country are being
pretty closely drawn between those who
stand for good government unci those
who aland for special privileges." he
said. ''The square deal Is what we seek
as a weapon in the controversy between
the people and the money Interests. I
feel that the time has come for men to
stand up and be counted.
"There la a big fight coming up In
the next congress and it will be on the
question of water power rights. The
men who control water power in the end.
unless the government controls them,
will control Industry.
W. shall como to see that this con
servation movemenils not entirely con
cerned with the monopoly on resources.
The men who control the natural re
sources of the country should be con
trolled by the whole people.
Success is Due to Intelligent Effort
and Wonderful Endurance.
KEEN INTEREST IN DISCOVERY
Minister Egan's Message to State
Department Regarded as Official.
NO COMMENT UNTIL SATURDAY
President Had Nothing: to Bay
Regarding; Discovery I'ntll He
Received Personal Cable
cram from Dr. Cook.
BEVERLY, Mass.; Sept. 4. President
Taft today made hi first official comment
upon the reported discovery of the
North pole by Dr. Frederick A. Cook. In
answering a cablegram sent to him by Dr.
Cook, reporting that he nnd reached the
coveted point, Mr. Taft cabled back his
warmest congratulations, declaring that the
prldo of all Americans had been stirred
by the news and the report that the world
baffling feat had been accomplished by an
American citizen. The exchange of cable
grams was as follows: '
"COPENHAGEN, Sept. 4. 1909 President
the White House, Washington: I have the
honor to report to the chief magistrate of
the United States that I have returned after
having reached the North pole.
"FREDERICK A. COOK."
"BEVERLY, Mass., Sept. 4, 1909 Fred
erick A. Cook, Copenhagen, Denmark: Your
dispatch received. Your report that you have
reached the North pole calls for my heart
iest congratulations and stirs tha pride of
all Americans that this feat, which has
so long baffled tho world, has been ac
complished by the Intelligent energy and
wonderful endurance of a fellow country
man. "WILLIAM H. TAFT."
President Taft has taken the keenest
interest In the news regarding the dlsoovery
ever since the brief bulletin was received
on Wednesday afternoon. Always A great
newspaper reader, he has taken a deep
Interest In the controversy which Dr.
Cook's feat has aroused among the Arctic
Minister Egan's cablegram of last Thurs
day to the State departrmsit announcing
that Dr. Cook's accomplishment had been
confirmed by the Danish commissioner for
Greenland was repeated to the president,
but he withheld any comment until re
ceiving today the personal cablegram which
Dr. Cook evidently filed as soon as lie
reached the Danish capital.
The secretary of the interior, Mr. Ball
lnger, Is expected in Beverly on Monday
anil doubtless will bring with him the
reports called for by the president from
various officials of the Interior depart
ment. Mr. Balllnger after scanning these
reports in Washington, yesterday an
nounced that the department had nothing
to fear as to the course of any of Its
President Taft's slight attack of sciatica
had so far disappeared today that he re
sumed his golf playing on the links of the
Buried by Cave-in
Two Killed and Six Badly Hurt by
Accident in Sewer at East
CHICAGO, Sept. 4. Two men were killed
and six Injured at East Chicago, Ind., to
day when the walls of a sewer ditch ten
feet high caved In on twenty-five work
men. One hundred men Immediately
formed a rescuing party, but at first it ap
peared as if it would be impossible to reach
the burled men before they would be suf
focated. The first two bodies taken out
were those of the dead men. After another
hour of digging It was found that all the
others were alive. The boards at the end
of the ditch had fallen over them In such
a manner that they were protected from
the crushing sand and given enough air to
keep them alive.
MRS. ROOSEVELT TO AWAIT
HUSBAND IN KHARTOUM
Has Bnsrased House There Where She
Will Stay Until F.arly
BERLIN, Sept. 4. Adolf Mayer, a kins
man of King Menelik of Abyssinia, who
Is in Berlin with a commission from the
Abyssinian government to purchase sup
piles, said today that Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt had engaged a house at Khar
toum, where she would meet her hus
band when he came out of the Jungle.
Mrs. Roosevelt Intends to spend a couple
of months In Khartoum early In 1910.
Mr. Itnchot said that the same point
of view which made It appear that for
ests should be preserved also makes it
clear that coal waste should be stopped,
water power developed and lands irri
gated this same point of view goes
straight on and applies to the great total
of national efficiency.
Continuing Mr. Plnchot said:
"One thing president Taft Is solemnly
pledged to, with all his administration,
and that is to carry out these Roosevelt
policies; but what in more Important is
that they have been adopted Into the
minds of American people.
"Suppose the present tendency should
go on. We have seen great trusts build
ing up. Suppose the utilities fall into
the same category as the railroads. It
Is a pretty picture to suppose that all
these resources will fall into the hands
of a little group of men to decide what
parts of the country should be devel
oped. I am an optimist and do r.ci o -lleve
we ever shall reach that condi
tion, but unless our people take the
rtlon I think they will take we shall
racu it very soon.'
Copyrighted 1909 by the New York Mall and
BRYAN LABOR DAY ORATOR
Peerless Leader Will Make Address
at Courtland Beach.
MANY OUTINGS FOR TOMORROW
Sons of Toll Will Have Blgr
Time on Their Annual Day Set
Apart to Honor Honest
Labor's annual holiday will be celebrated
tomorrow at a number of picnics to be
held around about Omaha. There will be
no parade as in other years, the working
men being allowed to go to the various
amusement parks and resorts without first
being tired out by a long march, through
Picnics will be held at Courtland Beach,
Seymour Lake, Pries Lake, Fairmont park
In Council Bluffs, Nielsen's park at Forty
ninth and Leavenworth street; Lake Man
awa, Benson, Hibbler's park and at Ben
nington. The Courtland Beach and Ben
nington picnics will take front rank, that
at Courtland Beach to be for all laboring
men who care to attend, and that at Ben
nington being for employes for Swift and
The Courtland Beach plcnio will be under
the auspices of the Central Labor union
and a big time Is planned. This picnic Is to
last three days, beginning on Labor day
and continuing through Tuesday and
William Jennings Bryan will be the lead
ing attraction at the Beach, the three-time
presidential candidate having accepted an
Invitation to address the laboring men dur
ing the afternoon. The speaking program
will begin at 2 o'clock with an address of
welcome by Mayor Dahlman. United
States Senator Norris Brown and Constan
tlne J. Smyth are also on the program for
addresses during the afternoon.
Long Proirram of Sports.
Following the speaking a long program of
sports will be given. The sborts will begin
at 3 o'clock and the following la the list
One hundred-yard dash (union men only):
Prize, ca.se Blue Ribbon beer, donated by
U ay ma n & F.nigan.
Misses' race (under 18 years): Cash prize
Married women's race, fifty yards, for
wives of union men only: Prise, pair union
One hundred-yard dash, free for all:
Prise, box union made cigars.
Boys' race, under 12 years: Prise, base
Fat men's race, 200 pounds: Prize, union
Standing broad Jump: Prize, pair union
Putting the shot: Cash prize.
Prize waltz, 4 o'clock sharp: Best Woman
waltzer. prize silk unbrella: best gentle
man waltzer, prize gold cuff buttons.
The committee having charge of arrange
ments for the picnic Is composed of A. J.
Donahue. William Brltton, Ray Dougherty,
J. J. Ferron, A. H, Schroeder, J. J. Kerri
gan, Louis V. Guye, J. J. Lannihan and P.
J. Ford. In addition there will also be a
reception committee on the grounds, con
sisting of thirty-six members, one from
each of the affiliated labor organizations,
swift's Men at Bennington.
The third annual outing of the Swift &
(Continued on Second Page.)
Why do you pay
rent when you can
buy a home in
Omaha with only a
down and balance
same as rent ?
Head the Real Estate col
umn from day to day and you
will find a borne offered for
sale within your means. The
Bee has found homes for hun
dreds of others and can find
.ijiome for you.
yet, today T
read tbe want ads.
SLUMP IN WALL STREET.
Brawl in Saloon at Frankfort, Ky.,
Results in Two Deaths . and
Fatal Injury to Three.
FRANKFORT, Ky Sept. 4.-In one of
the fiercest riots ever known In this city
between mtlltla and civilians, Sergeant In
gram Tate of Somerset, Ky., a member of
Company G, Kentucky state guards, and
Jeff Cook, a civilian, were killed tonight
while William Nichols, Joe Conway and
Alex McNally were fatally shot. The riot
began. In a tenderloin saloon following a
brawl. Privates William Phlllpps and C.
E. Toadevlne, members of Company O,
who were standing near Tate when he was
killed, Indentlfled Joe Nichols as the man
Who fired the fatal shot. Nichols and
eighteen others were arrested.
The house was almost shot to pieces by
the troops In their efforts to gain an en
trance apparently to lynch the men who
they thought had killed their comrade. For
more than an hour the eighteen men held
the fort against the regiment and the resi
dents of that section of the city fled to
their houses, ratting out the lights and re
treitlng to the cellars for safety.
All over the district any person who at
tempted to leave was halted at the point
of a bayonet and every waton was searched
hoping to find the men who had started
the riot Finally after a conference
Colonel J. E. Allen, commanding the Sec
ond regiment, County Judge James H.
Polxgrove and Chief of Police Mangan, ac
companied by other soldiers searched tho
building and In the top story found the men
huddled together. .They were all placed
under ariet and taken o Jail, which is
being guarded tonight by the coldlers to
prevent the guilty people from being
W.J. Bryan Has
Motor Car Almost Goes Over Steep
Embankment at Springfield,
Due to Broken Brake.
SPRINGFIELD, Sept. 4. William J.
Bryan narrowly escaped injury here last
night when a motor car In which he was
being taken to Doling park to make an
address got beyond control going down a
steep hill In the park. The brake broke,
but the car was stopped Just on the edge
of an embankment by R. P. Dlckerson,
LABOR'S RIGHTS PUT TO TEST
Pennsylvania Town Authorities Issue
Order to Prevent Celebration
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4. The labor
authorities purpose testing the right of
the municipality of Vandergrlft. Pa., to
forbid their holding of Labor day serv
ices In that town.
Vandergrlft Is the seat of a strike by
the iron and steel workers. They de
cided - a week ago to have a Labor day
meeting Monday next, but Secretary
Morrison of the American Federation of
Labor was notified today that the af
fair had been prohibited by the town authorities.
in Truly Oriental Style
SEATTLE. Wash.. Sept. 4 The entertain
ment of the Japanese commercial commis
sioners today was largely In the hands of
local Jananese. who for months had been
preparing for the celebration of Japan day
at the Alaska-Yukon-Paclflo exposition. All
Japanere in the Pacific northwest who
could conveniently come to Seattle to tee
'be commls.-loiie s anl the exposition did so.
The thoroughfares of the exposition were
hung with bo OoO Japanese lanterns and the
Japanese, bflng gi anted a free hand In the
matter of arranging flowers, etc., gave the
fair a ttenulne oriental aspect. The day
begun with a parade led by a picturesque
Samurai horseman to armor. Then fol
JIMS SPURN SnALLENBERGER
Refuse to Adopt Report Commending
JEFFERSON STILL PATRON SAINT
Founder of Democrncy Wins by a
Nose In Race with Dahlman as
the Greatest Man of the
Turning down a minority report whlcn
commended the administration of Governor
Shallenberger and passing a resolution to
Insist upon each nominee signing the plat
form, the Jlmocrats, Saturday ofternoon
held a stormy mestlng and ended In adopt-
lna a county platform over the protest
of an appointee of the governor. The
mayor was not present. ,
Tom O'Connor, deputy state oil Inspec
tor, objected to the platform as presented
and voted against It, but no attention was
puld to his objection and It was adopted
with a whoop and a cheer for Mayor Dahl
man. Joe Butler, who at a previous meeting
wished to substitute the name of the
mayor for that of "this man Jefferson"
was not present and the patron saint of
the democracy was given the credit for
being the promulgator of the foundation
principles of the party.
Teat of Platform.
The platform, as adopted, is as follows:
We declare our devotion to all the es
sential principles of human liberty enun
ciated by Thomas Jefferson and approved
by democracy since the formation of our
We denounce the Aldrlch tariff bill as
not recponlve to party pledges or the
d- mands of the peopia tor relief from un
We leiieiate our oerunna tor me i emu
lation ot the liquor traffic by local author
ities as has been the rule under the Slo-
cumb law for twenty-eight years as against
the impracticable experiment oi proniomun
which has proved a dismal failure where
ever tried in this country, for more than
fifty years; we are likewise opposed to
county option and regard It as the first
step towards prohibition.
We disapprove the governor's action In
signing the spurious so-cailed daylight bill
contrary to the state democratic platform
fur home rule on which he was elected,
and contrary to his repeated assurances
given our home people dunng the cam
paign. We endorse the splendid business ad
ministration of the Honorable James C.
Dahlman, mayor of Omaha.
W'e are opposed to life tenure In public
office. The majority of the candidates on
the republican ticket named by Kosewaler
have been feeding at the publlo crib dur
ing their residence in Douglas county.
Chairman Reagan made an Impassioned
speech to the crowd of the faithful in
which he scored Governor Shallenberget
as a traitor to his party and declared that
"the only safe way to get democratic
candidates to stand by their promises is
to make them sign those promises before
they are elected." He counselled the party
to take issue this fall on the liquor ques
tion and not to wait until next year, telling
his hearers that the Anti-Saloon league,
"backed by 85 per cent of the republican
party," is now organizing Uie county.
The chairman appointed as members of
the execJtlve committee: Thomas J. Flynn,
Jeff.- W. Bedford, Charles A. Tracy. C.
M. Blum. W. T. Canada, Frank Riha.
Charles E. Fanning, Maurice Yost and J. J.
Ryan. To this committee was delegated
the authority to fill vacancies In the tickul.
Vollva Mast Stay In Jail.
CHICAGO. Sept. 4. Wilbur Glenn
Voliva, who succeeded the late John
Alexander Dowle as head of the re
ligious cult at Zlon City and who has
been serving a six months' Jail sentence
for failure to pay a llu.000 Judgment ob
tained by a former parishioner on a libel
charge, was denied his freedom on a
writ of habeas corpus here today.
lowed 100 or more automobiles, carrying the
commissioners and the Seattle business
men. The four Japanese women with tiie
visitors wore native dress.
At the exposition gate a national pageant
was funned which absorbed the automo
biles. F.fty Sumaral In ancient armor were
followed by loll flower girls In native dress.
Then rime 2utt merchants In native costume
and after them SOU Japanese representing
the various trades and professions of Japun
with the garb appropriate to each. Two
beautiful girls, riding on a temple float
and representing the Goddesses of Wealth
and Beauty, threw 80,000 Japanese cofis to
tbe crowds as they passed.
American is Introduced to His
Majesty by Minister Egan.
FLAG AND BOX AT THE POLE
Further Details of the Trip to the
BANQUET AT MUNICIPAL HALL
Dr. Cook, In Modest Uprrrh, Attributes
Much of Ilia fiiiiTin to (.mill
Work of Knklinos and
COPENHAGEN. Sept. 4. Dr. Frederick
A. Cook stepped from the steamer llanse
Gcde In Copenhagen harbor on the arm
of thp rrnwi prince of Denmark at 10
o'clock thli morning, unshorn and looking
like a sailor before tho mast. He t down
to dinner at f o'clock this evening In the
city hall, the guest of a brllllawt company
of the cnpltnl's must dlstlnaiilshcd nvn and
women, arrayed In evening dress provided
by the king's tailor.
The hours between these events were the
busiest of his life. Polar exploration never
afforded anything half so crowded with
variety nnd excitement. They were hours
of spptchmaklitg, handshaking, bowing to
clamoring crowds, and then, after address
ing the people, who almost to"e him to
pieces In their eagerness to see tho dis
coverer of the pole, Dr. Cook was the
recipient of formal welcomes at the hotel
where he Is tho government's guest. Thero
he passed through the hands ot tailors,
outfitters and barbers. Later he lunehed
with Dr. Maurice F. Euan, the American
minister, being piled Incessantly for an
hour with questions. He went through
hundreds of telegrams, including congratu
lations from geographical societies of
several nations, explorers and friends, of
fers of exploitation ranging from books to
music hall engagements, and then hurried
to the palace and gave the king and other
members of the royal family a long account
of his adventure.
Tnlks to Correspondents.
Returning to his hotel, he received a
battalion of correspondents, who subjected
him for another hour to a merciless cross
examination, demanding explanations of
all the criticisms that have been levelled
against his clulms. These questions Dr.
Cook answered frankly and fully. What
ever may be thought of Dr. Coiik else
where, he has impressed all who talked
with him here as u modest, straight
forward and able man. Danish explorers
and Denmark Is the home of many were
the first to endorse Cook's claims to the
discovery of the pole and his methods of
getting to the goal. Their opinions were
based primarily on personal knowledge of
Dr. Cook's character and former achieve
ments. Only after consulting them con
fidentially and receiving the fullest pro
nouncement of their belief In the genuine
ness of his feat did the Danish government
give It Its official seal by today's reception
to Dr. Cook's good faith.
llnnquet ut Municipal Hall.
The banquet this evening was held In
the magnificent municipal building. Four
hundred persons, many of them women,
attended, while thousands congregated In
the streets In a drenching rain storm to
catch sight of the explorer when he en
There was a preliminary reception In the
lofty and spacious entrance hall. The
spectators, with so many of the men
wearing orders, must have Impressed the
explorer by contrast with his recent ex
periences. The company marched upstairs
to the air of the "Star Spangled Banner."
After all had been seated the minister of
commerce, Johan Hansen, escorted Dr.
Cook to the chair of honor amid a demon
stration which caused htm to color deeply.
Minister Kgan sat at Dr. Cook's right with
the mayor of Copenhagen and Miss Egan
beyond. Mis. Garnet, a wealthy Copen
hagen woman, who has contributed exten
sively to Arctic exploration and has been
closely Identified with It. was at the chair
man's left. The menu card was an ex
ample of enterprise with a lithograph of
the crown prince greeting Dr. Cook and
a map of the Arctic circle giving Dr.
Cook's route and a fac simile of his auto
graph, with the date, which was a repro
duction of a souvenir he gave Miss Egan,
The speeches teemed with compliments
of Dr. Cook. Tho mayor of Copenhagen
said that the name was once more en
rolled among the great explorers. Min
ister Kgan proposed a toast to the king
of -Denmark and the corporation president
In proposing a toast to the president ot tho
United Stall's spoko of the pride that must
be felt by the nation which could boast
that it was her son who first planted the
flag where no human being had ever be
fore set foot.
Toast to the Kxplorer,
The minister of commerce, in proposing
the health of Dr. Cook, paid a warm tri
bute to "his noble deed." He thanked ulm
for spending a little time In Denmark, and
said that tin privations of the explorer
were appreciated most by the men of Den
mark there, tonight, whose names are writ
ten with honor on the Ice rocks of Den
mark's northern colony.
When tiie nation was first thrilled with
the news of Cook's exploit lie said he
must confess there was somo skepticism,
but afterward it was confirmed and he
hoped that Dr. Cook would try for the
South pole with the same success.
When the minister raUed his glass to
"our nohlo guest" there were nine hur
rahs. Commodore lluvuard spoke from the
standpoint of an expert explorer and com
mended Cook's methods.
Speech of Dr. Cook.
Dr. Cook replied ill a few words, mod
"I thank you very much for the warm
and eloquent words, but I am unable to
express myself properly. It was a lather
hard day for me, but I never enjoyed a
day better. The Danes have taken, not
only an acilve part fn polar explorations,
but they have been of much Importance
as silent partners in almost all Arctic ex
peditions in recent years. The most im
portant factor in my expedition was tho
Eklmo and 'dog, and I cannot bo too
thankful to the Dams for their care of
the Eskimo, and now they also have Ln-
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