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The people of Dawson are reported to have organized, with a membership of two hundred, the International Society for Polar Research and Experiment, whose ultimate object is to launch an expedition for the North Pole. The scheme scheme was originated by Dr. Anthony Varicle, a Parisian inventor, now in Dawson, who has spent some time in the Yukon and has made research and study of the subject of polar work. Yukoners believe they have found many weak points in the methods of travel, equipment, and composition of nearly every polar expedition of the past, and think to improve upon them by adopting methods that have proved successful in the Yukon in the equipping and handling of long expeditions. It is the plan to try out all experiments in the Yukon, with Dawson as headquarters, and to get the expedition started next June.

Anthony Fiala of Brooklyn, N. Y., leader of the Ziegler polar expedition, which was recently rescued by a relief ship, is reported as saying: "Although the great question of the pole remains unsolved, we have brought back data which should prove of scientific value, and have explored and surveyed the archipelago from Crown Prince Rudolph Land to Cape Flora, discovering four new channels and three large islands."

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