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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1909. PAGE SEVEN MANY EFFORTS TO REACH NORTH POLE Now that the attention of almost the entire' world is rivetted on. the two 'men who have achieved the dif- ficult task of reaching the North Pole it is interesting to recall the pre- vious attempts that have been made. The names of Bearing, Baffin, Franklin and others have been left on the lands that they reached in that attempt. Many are the that have been given to that enterprise too, the to- tal number lost of which record has kept is almost eight hundred.' those we recall the ill-fated 1827 W. E. Parry 82 1848 Sir John Franklin 78 1854 Elisha Kent Kane 1868 Baron Nordeii.sk j old 1871 C. F. Hall........... 1874 Julius Fuyer.......... 1876 G. S. Nares 83 1879 De Long................ '77 1883 L. A. W. Greely ----------'83 1896 Frederickson Jackson 81 1890 Fritjof Nensen 86 1897 Andrec-................. 82 1899 Walter Wel.lman 82 Franklin crew in 1845 and the fate! 1906 Robert 12. Peary of the daring balloonist Andree in 1896 who vanished into that silent 1900 Robert E. Peary 83 50 1900 Duke of Abbruzi 86 34 1892 Robert E. Peary......... 84 17 82 13 o7 v 1908 Frederick A. Cook The Pole 1S09 Robert E. Peary The Pole 1904 A. Fiala, Italian THE THATENS' FAREWELL 1607 Henry Hudson ....i... SO 1616 Williaru 1806 Win. Scoresgy......... 81 1827 Capt. Ross ___......'.... Si- -desolation without a record or sem- blance to denote the fate that befell' them. following is a list of the-men i attempted to reach the-Pole in Tonight ami tomorrow night will tne last three hundred years, show- be the last opportunity our patrons ing the year in which the attempt Swill have of, seeing- .one of the most was mode and the latitude clever little sketch teams and-the cle- Yeax. Explorer. V 'Deg. Min. verest little commediene ever in our 1587 John Davis 72 12 j city. The Thaten Trio-wiio areplay- 1594 Win. Barents .'__'.....77 49 j ing their third return >date and four- 23lteenth week at Eureka, will play 45'their farewell sketch, entitled, "A 30 Good Night's Best." It is needless 35 I, to make any comments on. this sketch as each, and every one of the thirty sketches they have played at the Eu- reka has been headliners of a very high type greatly appreciat- ed by the theatregoers as could, plain- ly 'be seen by the packed houses they drew. They 'have won themselves rr-M T j a wide reputation, as their woik has Of fine Wheat Land in up.to.date reflned comedy, and it-on., their return from Germany .they should again visit Leth bridge they will receive a heart v wel-. This is a beautiful bit of come land and is a sr.eam plow proposition. Within a ehdit distance of the Lethbridge-Weybtirft surveyed road. Price Per Acre Terms on application to T. L PATTESON LETHBR SOHPY OFKRAVONIA By Anthony Hope Author Of The Prisoner Of Zenda" 4 Cottages in North Ward, all rented. handles f 4 Cot cages in North Ward, allxented, I i Cottage; Lo'hdoh Road, rented, down, balance to suit. THE ALBERTA REALTY EXCHANGE, Phone 396 Bryan Block, Lethbridge 'P. 0. Bos 254 FIRE INSURANCE. FARM 'LOANS' AT 8 PER CENT. SIGHT OF THE OIT17 N. E. Sec. 26, Tp. 8, Rge. N. W. Sec. 25, Tp. 8, Rge. 22- -R acre' for dairy The H. Macbeth Agency and along the street to the guardhouse. Sophy followed, and her friends walk- ed after her. Still she seemed aa though iu a dream. Her voice sounded absent, almost unconscious. was pale as death save for the red star. Following her dead, she passed out of sight Immediately the crowd be- gan to disperse, though most of the meu with arms gathered around vitch and seemed to await his orders. Basil Williamson moved away from the window, with a heavy sigh and a gesture of dejection. "1 wish we could get her safe out of be said. "Isn't it wonderful, her being "Yes. but I'd forgotten -.that." Dun- stanbury was still by the window. He had 'been his service now would not be to monseigneur. Yet no doubt Basil had mentioned the wisest form of service. Sophy's own Jrew the words for which she cited Heaven's hinted at another. But Basil had recalled his mind to the marvel. Moved as he had been by his talk with Sophy and even more by the scene which bad just been enacted his eyes, his face lit up with a smile as he looked across to Basil. "Yes. old Sophy Grouch! Queen of Kravonia! It beats Macbeth "it's pretty nearly as said Basil, with a discontented grunt. "I find it pretty nearly as Dunstanbury said, "and I -hope' for a happier ending. he buc- kled the- leather belt which held .his re- volver around his "I'm for some breakfast and then I shall go and ask that tall fellow who did all the talking if there's anything I can do for King Sophia. By woufdn't Cousin Meg open her "You'll end by getting yourself stuck up against the wall and Basil grumbled. "If I do I'm quite sure of one old and that is that your wood- en old-mug will be next in the iine or thereabouts." "I say, Dunstanbury, I wish I could have saved "So do L Did you notice'her Williamson gave a scornful toss of his head. "Well, yes, I waa an ass to Dnnstanbury admitted candidly. It would certainly not have been easy to avoid noticing Sophy's face. At 6 o'clock that morning Max von Hollbrandt took horse for Slavna. His diplomatic character at once made It proper for Mm to rejoin his legation and enabled him to act 'as a messenger with safety to himself. He carried the tidings of the death of the king and of the of Sophy. There was no concealment Volseni's defiance to Slavna was open and avowed. Volseni held that there was no true Stefaiio- vitch left and cited the will of the last of the royal house as warrant for its choice. The gauntlet was thrown down with a royal air. It was well for Max to get back to his post The diplomatists in Slavna and their chiefs at home were soon, to be busy with the affairs of Kravonia. Histitch. had struck, at the life of even more than his that was to be- coine evident before many days had passed. In the back of both men's minds was a-bit of news which had just to hand. The big guns had been de- livered and were on their wty to SlaT- na, coming down the Krtth In bargei. They were consigned to the command- ant Who was that important officer now to be? When thieves fall out honest men come by their own.. The venerable say- ing involves oue shall be honest men to do it In high places in Slavna this seemed to be a difficulty, and it is not so certain that Kravonia's two great neighbors to east and west quite filled .the gap. powers %vere exchanging views now. They were shocked at way Kravonia had been going on. Their ministers had worse colds than any of the other ministers, and their press had a great deal to say about civilization and such like topics. Kra- vouia was a rich country, and Its geo- graphical position was important history of the world seems to show that the standard of civilization and morftlity .demanded of a country de- was fightiug so hard for himself that he gave little heed to her or to her dig- nity: against Stafuitz. who might her the dignity, such as it was, but tainly. if be established his own su- premacy, would not leave her a shred of power, Perhaps there were gpecten also against whose accusing shades raised her man she had deluded, the man she had helped that theme seems too dark the comedy of Slavna in these The most practical step she took, BO this world goes, was to send a solid sum of money to a bank in Dres- den. It was not the first remittance she had made from Slavna. Matters stood Alexif having been on the throne in Slavna and Sophy In Volseni for one when Lepaee ventured out frota vitch's sheltering roof. He had suffer- ed from a chill by no means purely diplomatic: but. apart from that he had been in no hurry to show himself. He feared to see Rsstatz's rat face peering for him. But all waa quiet Sterkoff and Rastatz were with their colonel in Suleiman's tower. t In fact nobody took any notice of Lepage. His secret once so vital, was now goft- sip of the market place. He was se- cure, but he was also out of a situation. He walked somewhat forlornly into St Michael's square, and. as luck would have thought it very first man he ran against waa Captain Markart Uneasy in his con- science, Lepage tried to evade the en- counter, but the captain was of another Briohten U paint rubs or your wagons, plows and other farm machinery, the damp-, ness gets into the wood and causes decay. There are a number of S-W. Specialties, such as Buggy Paint, Wagon and Implement Paint, S-W. Enamel Leather Dress- ing, to prevent this. Ask your dealer for PAINTS AND VARHISHES Made in Canada When wears reapers as his "homeward journey had been slow. It challenges the veracity of States on Sunday next and will ar- rive here by September 21st, by that" pends largely on its richness and the Importance of its geographical position. njind. His head was sound again, and. The neighbor on the west had plenty on cool reflection, he was glad to have of mountains, but wanted some ilept through the events of what Ste- plains. The neighbor on the east had novics' proclamation had styled "the fertile plains adjacent to the Kravonian j auspicious day." He seized little Le- -frontier arid would -'like to hold the' page by the arm, greeted him with mountain line as a protection to them, j cordiality and carried him off to drink -A farseeing statesman would have dis- j at the Golden Lion. Without imputing cerned how important correct, behavior any serious lack of sobriety to his was to the interests of Kravonia! The great neighbors began to move in the matter, but they 'moved slowly; They had to see that their own keen sense of .morality was not- opposed to the keen sense of morality of other great na- tions. The right to feel specially out- raged is a matter for diplomatic nego- tiations, often. no doubt, of great deli- cacy. So in the meantime Slavna was left companion, Lepage thought that this refreshment was not the first of which the good hnniored captain had par- taken that afternoon, bis manner was BO very cordial, his talk so very free. here we he said. "We did our best you and 1, Lepage. Oar consciences clear. As loyal sub- jects "we have now to aceept'the exist- ing regime." "What is asked Lepase. _. time Commander Peary will, have Dr. Frederick A. Cook, 01 J I reached .home, but no one has as yet suggested the possibility of a drama- and further complicates the situation which the'whole-'worid is'discussing1. In effect Peary discredits Cook's claims with .the intimation that he (Peary) and he' alone planted the Am erican flag .'at the iTorJ.h Pole on Ap- ril 6, 1909. and that Dr. Cook as- serts that he unfurled the flag- at the pole on April 21, 190S, must su'bstan. his claim. tic meeting of the two face to -facel Copenhagen, Fept. have been to the North Pole, as I said last night, when I 'heard of Peary's sue- to Jfs own devices for a little been indoors a week." "If s still Lfexls! Long live said Markart with a laugh, "You sorely don't take Dobra- wanted to know." said drinking "Long said Markart. "And tain ehind Alexis? Guid- ing the to amuse its light remorseful, extremely unconscientions way, and to frown and shake a distant fist at grim; gray; sad little Volseni In the hills. With the stern and faithful band who mourned the dead prince nei- ther Stenovics n6r: Stafnitz seemed for the moment inclined to try conclusions, though each wouid have been glad to see the other undertake the enterprise. In a military regard, moreover, they were right The obvicus-thing, if Sophy still held out was to wait for the big guns. When once these were in position the old battlements of Volseni could stand i scarcely longer.than the walls of Jeri-j king? 'Countess cho. And the guns were at the head i "No doubt, no doubt Behind him his, of navigation on the Krath-now, wait- I very pious mother. Le'nace." ing for an escort to convoy them to! (To Be Continued) Max von in-1_______________ significant a person to feel called upon to have a about Slavna much amused with the situation and highly gratified thatthe fruit which the coterie had plucked looked like turning bitter in their mouths. Within the palace on the river bank young Alexis was strutting his brief i hcrar vastly-pleased, but Countess El- lenburg was at her prayers again, pray- ing rattfer indiscriminately against ev- cess. If he "says', he has 'been to the Pole, I believe him: "T am willing to place facts, figures and out observations before 'the Tribunal of the scientific Softies At Copenhagen, Cook was shown of World Jn -due C0urse I shall rival's statement tonight, stood jbe to -raake public" an an- by his guns, into a j.nounceroont that will effectively dispel and calmly asserted that his any if there can be such of records would sustain him, to prove ,the fact j kave reacaeij the Pole, his 'right or discovery-.before the en- but.. knowing that I am'right and tire world, beyond a- rign1- must pfevail, I will sub- -doubt. He announced that he will a ship to Greenland and bring to America his Eskimo com- thenwith their testimony and at ]to his data he declares he will stand jhe proper time my full story the Court of Last of the World." Dr. Cook's friends had urged ready to face all detractors. In the meantime Peary, continues his home- ward journey on the Boosevelt. and is tonight at Battle IJarbor. still more than' four hundred miles from North Sydney. Cape Breton, the ob- I to thftir utmost to ntake any state- ment possible for the public, but he said that all he had to .say present was that hepos- isessod proofs that he had visited the i North fole on April 21st, 1908. Those proofs were convincing and would in due time be given to the .through the'strait of Belle Isle, it was jVtrs. Cook is in New York tonight ,Ilim Ws chances of proving his vcase and Mrs.; Peary has left her home in I raigilt be ruined tinless he made a sat- Maine on. her way to join, her hus- jisfactory statement lie band at North Sydney. Though Jj.myed> hig Usua1i qiliet Sn3iie, and.ask for a statement, INIrs. Cook for a statement, Mrs. Cook decl ned to say airything concerning her husband. Word of Dr. Cook's an- how a-man could >be ruined by a popular clamor calling- him an im- postor, when, he had proofs of .his _______________ jnouncement was received with, skepti- jCase which could and would be pub- PEARY VS COOK CONTROVERSY icism> Commander Peary's challenge as hc-oft times repeated, when. was received with gratification proper time had come. erybody who might be against Sophy at Tolseni. against the big neighbors, whose designs began to be whispered: against Stenovics, who Dr. Cook Is Confident of His Position! and Answers Peary The lie was hurled todav concern- ing the discovery of thf .North Pole j and the foundation laid for a con- troversy, unparalleled in history- I Commander Robert E. Peary is maintaining uncertain prOirress south- 'wartl off the coast of Labrador in 'his ship Roosevelt, but thwe came from him to-day a as direct those who had remained neutral. It surprise in. a series I of remarkable happenings, while to The Hev. Robert Law, of Edinburgh Dr. Cook's supporters it was been appointed to the chair in. nal for war. Cook, if his plans do j Fvnox Church vacated by Prof.-H. A." I i not miscarrv, sa.il for the United Kennedy, who has to Edinburgh A Fine Quarter of Irrigated Land, close to Leth bridge, per acre. Very easy terms. The Alberta Securities, Ltd. 141 ROUND AND REDPATH Southern lerta Loan Imnstment Co, GEORGE J. BRYAN Gen. Managrz Tiorjipson Block. Calgary Bryan Block. Lethbridge All Property Listed at Both Offices 'Best Building Lots on Crabb St. London Rd. S380.CO each Two Lots in SS-55.00 the pair Several good buys in Acreage Property Offices To Rfent in Bryan Block Loans Insurance Real Estate Lots one block east of new- Stand Pipe, J J 1-3 cash, balance six and twelve months. f J I Beagle Maxwell Land Co., Oliver Block PHONE 2go J T is permissible to turn with some ''relief, although of a kind more 'con- genial to the cynic than the admirer of humanity, from the tragedy of love in Yolseni to- the comedy of poli- tics which began 'to develop itself in Slavna from the hour of the proclama- tion of young Alexis. The first result of this auspicious event, following so closely on the issue of Captain' Mistitch's expedition, .was to give all the diplomatists bad colds, i Some took to their beds, others went j for a change of air. but one and all had I such colds as would certainly prevent j them from accepting royal invitations j or being present at state functions, j Yonng Alexis had a cold, too, and was j consequently unable to issue royal in- I vitations or take his part in state func- i tions. Countess Ellenburg was even i more she had and j even General Stenovics was advised to j keep quite quiet for a few days. i Only Colonel Stafnitz's health seem- i ed proof against the prevailing epi- demic. He was constantly to be seen about very busy at the barracks, very busy at Suleiman's tower, very gay and i cheerful on the terrace of the Hotel de i Paris, but then he. of course, had been in no way responsible for recent events, j He was a soldier and had only obeyed j orders. Naturally his health was less i affec-fed. He in fact, in very good temper except when ho touched on poor Captain Hercules' blundering, violent "Not The man fru- a delicate i ALFALFA three miles from good well and house on property 80 acres under cultivation; 25 lores in alfalfa, two crops cut this season already. per acre. and Graham Phone 173 LETHBRIDGE P. C. Box 679 mission." he said decisively to Captain j Markart. The captain forbore to" re- i mind him bow it was that Mistitch bad been seat on one. The way in which j the colonel expressed his opinion made j it clear that such a reminder would not j be The coterie which had engineered the i revolution was set at sixes and sevens by its'success. -The destruction of their j common enemy.was also the removal j of their common interest Sophy at j Volseni did not seem a peril real enough j or near'.enough to bind them together, j JHE RECORD Countess Ellenbnrg wanted to be re-, Tiol_ -ent; Stenovics was for a council. witU! To the Duke 01 of Italy himself in the chair. Stafmtz thought belongs the record of the highest himself the obvious man'to be com-1 mountain-climbing ever 'done by of captain in the Italian navy early mandant of Slavna. MONARCH GRAIN CO. REFERENCE: BANK OF.-MONTREAL... Members Winrripeg Grain Exchange and Toronto Board of Trade. Representing exporters, Ne.w York, Boston, Montreal and Toronto. Also millers .in Ontaro. and largest flax handlers in America We do.not ask you to ship your grain unless our prices are better than other dealers. Write for any'information, and get our card on prices. Orders on Winnipeg, options carefully executed on reasonable .margins. Twenty Bridge Carpenters jfr and leipers Thj i Ed Apply to T. M. EVANS, IrrioatiDi Co. LETHBRIDGE. IXJKE. OF TKE. O was ;i great heiress. His father was ?or time in? Aniadeo I. of Spain., The; Duke having attained the rank I man to be com- j mountain, -cumomg ever done Stenovics would man. This record was made recent-! turned Ins attention to exploration have it was necessary to-, jy wnen Duke attained the height! ajid in 1897, after several Alpine suc- of feet on Mount Godwin-Aus- i cesses, went to Alaska, Avhere he the second highest mountain in j conquered the virgin peak of Mount keep ,an eye on Volseui! Now, if j were to be commandant, while the; colonel took the field with a small, but picked, force! The colonel screwed up his mouth at that "Make Praslok your you'll-soon bring sheepskins to their Stenovica, advised insidiously. StafnJtz preferred j "headquarters at tower! He was not sure that corning back from i Praslok with a small force, however] picked, -would be quite easy as ing there. tilt, the Elias, more than eighteen thousand Frtim mountain climbing he turned to Arctic exploration, get- ting ne.irer to the North Pole than Nan son. His next great achievement The Duke or the Abruzzi is the son j was in Africa, where in 1006 he s'cal- of the late Duke of Aosta and' cousin i ed the sixteen highest peaks of the to the King of Italy, He inherited a Buwenzori.range, reaching an altitude large fortune from his mother, who of feet. the world, Mount Everest bein highest. Mount Godwin-Austin is feet and the Duke of the Abruzzi was within feet of its summit. You OxigKt to be Sure Your Meat and Eggs are Fresh You Will be Sure If you phone 405, and have them delivered promptly by the i LETHBRIDGE MEAT MARKET HILL BLOCK GRABB STREET. ;