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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, FRIDAY EVENING, DECE!I
T'J:h:p, With Arctic Phan
tasmagoria, Had Him Half
Crazy but on April 21 Sun
Cast Equal Shadow AH Day.
(UulteiJ Press htttfi Wlra.)
New York, Dec 18. "No one should
i iscredit ma until he , knows what; I
endured during the two and a half years
of Arctic exploration until he hunger
Uh me, : freeea with' me, '' shudders
1th me la tb spectra-ridden. Arctl
s,1it, and grows mad with me In the.
i;'arlns burning, long and cracking
Arctic day. Not until then can he un-
dtrstand my mental condition at the
time and appreciate : Just how I feel
now and whajt I believe to be true.: ''
In these words does Dr. Frederick ' A.
Cook, In the first installment of his
"own story" In the January number of
Hampton' Magaxine, Issued today, lay
the groundwork for his defense, not of
his North Pole discovery claim, which
he now admits may he without merit.
I but of his honesty in believing that he
had accomplished this marvelous feat
' "AH through the story Cook refers
(to the terrible physical, and mental
straln he underwent, and to the pos-
siDtiuy, ir noi proDaDimy, mat me
hardships he endured affected his mind
so that he was In no condition- to make
scientifically correct observations as to
his movements. ' ,
Fame and Infamy In Ons Weak.
Cook explains how he "got in bad"
at the outset. In these words:
1 "Returning from a Hvs savage In Its
drain on body and mind, I m-as tossed
to the zenith of worldly honor on a
wave of enthusiasm, a world madness
which startled me. In the ebb of that
wave I was plunged Into the depths of
suspicion and discredit, a victim Of my
own folly and the sufferer from a
storm of adverse circumstances." .
After reciting a chapter of hardships
and Privations that will probably move
to pity many adverse critics, . Cook,
says: ' -. "-
"When I recall the many hairbreadth
escapes from death, the hazards we
took, and feel again that physical and
mental suffering, I wonder whether
any living man would do this were he
premeditating a lie.
"If I did believe in myself honestly
and sincerely, if V felt convinced of my
claim when I reached Copenhagen and
later New York, sis it just to call me
the world's most intrepid fakift a com
mon, deliberate swindler? Unconscious
ly I may have made statements which
I, myself now question. That ,1s inex
cusable.' But most emphatically ; and
positively I am not a thief; most cer
tainly there was no plan to hoax the
world to my own financial profit"
Dr. Cook says he has been accused
of being a colossal liar and yet that
many lies have been told on him. He
cites the gumdrop story as a sample.
He says h took no gnmdrops with
him and never heard the story until i feet the far north has on one, Dr. Cook
he got to New York. Cook says the
trip was not undertaken for scientific
attainment It was a personal con
quest, in which he expected "onty the
return due a pathfinder."
Continuing, Dr. Cook says: ;
"I shall not give hi this story my
scientific observations. They have been
published and scientific authorities
have rejected them as Inadequate. It
may seem a curious thing, as so much
is made of figures which can be manu
factured by the ream for me to say
that . figures of Instrumental observa-t
tlons are only self convincing. But I
am telling the truth, as I see It,
"My conviction that I reached the
Pole was never based solely upon ob
servations, figures or mathematical
calculations. I did take these, !of course.
Sometimes I took them hastily, again
working them out with most painstak
ing accuracy. Sometimes my mind was
clear as crystal; '.again I was dazed
with hunger, thirst and cold. These
figures - did not convince me of my
achievement They only corroborated
my Inner conviction of progress.
"Was my Inner , conviction , that I at
tained the Pole Insane? Perhaps. Which
raises the whole problem of the border
line of sanity. I was, I feel, no more
insane than any man who frantically
pursues an Ideal n Ideal which may
seem halrbrained to the practical man
and who finally, to himself. If to no
ether, is satisfied that he has accom
plished his desire. My conviction may
be beyond the bounds of reason. Some
times now I feel that It is. Again I do
not I do not know. Moreover, and
especially since I have viewed men from
a peculiarly suspicious,: though unen
viable, angle of late, I have been Im
pressed with the instability, the illog
icalltyof all human reason." . ,
As aa Illustration of the peculiar ef-
says that after leaving Helberg- Land,
"the fantastic unrealities of the . north
bejjan to manifest themselves most
Peaks of snow were transformed Into
volcanoes, belching smoke; out of' the
pearly .mist ..rstfe marvelous cities with
fairy castles; hnge creatures, misshapen
and grotesque, writhed along the hori
zon. , These spectral visions of the
nerth, accompanied us during the entire
journey, wand when, fagged of brain nd
'Sapped of bodily strength, 1 felt ' my
mind swimming In a sea of hair con
sciousness, they filled me almost with
"I never, expected that my accom
plishment of the pole, if I did it, would
be regarded as a thing of great Impor
tance to science, which it Is not 1
want to be honest in this, and right here
I say that any observations I took were
taken first of all for my own satisfac
tion, to check our line of march. They
corroborated my growing consciousness
of success. The constant traveling over
miles of Ice, and the enduring of pain
engendered In my mind a conviction
which no figures could have evoked. At
tne time, however. I didn't doubt my
nf inn rr n r cm
horror, Impressing me as the monsters never occurred to me. True, I was men.
one sees In a nightmare." tally disposed to credit a favorable
Cook explains his mental condition
partly by his Inability. to sleep.
"Any one who has suffered from in
somnia," he says, "may, be able. In a
small degree, to gauge my condition
when sleep became, impossible. To
reach 'the end of my journey became
the -haunting, ever present, goading,
thought of my wakeful existence.
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rockonlnsr. Were ray observations In
correct? It is possible. Ar-Oys-
Ins them and ths conditions, phybical
and mflntal, under which they were
taken, I do cot know. I can nevor tell
Ths tMnjf fiat convinced Tr. Coch
and hla two I skimoa that ha ' ad
reached the pole was the fact that tliey
attained a point where their shadow
at noon and at midnight were of ejual
"At noon," he pays, "the shadow rep
resented in its length the altitude of
the1 nun, about 12 decrees. At 6 o'clock
in the morning it waa the eame. Iet
us. for the sake of argument, grant that
all our instrumental observations are
wrong. Here is a condition of thins;
la which I still be!ive. The eye. with
out l:)tnimntal awilstanre. place the
sun-at about the same hfi.-Sit for every
hour of the day and ni;;tii."
Dr. Cook describes how his two l.a
klmns played with the shadow circles
"Here, then," the doctor conclude. "1
felt waa an Important of nervation, plac
ing: we with f;dr accuracy at the pole,
and, unliko all other observations, It
wns not based on that Impossible dream
of absolutely accurate time. My mind,
starved by impoverished blood and
shaken with falntness, reeled. .The
thought that I was here, on the very
apex of the world, circling an unknown
mystery, where no man had ever stood
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