National Geographic : 1910 Jan
THE COAL-FIELDS OF ALASKA done much to advance the mining indus try. They can, however, be regarded only as supplementary to a system of railways, which alone can make available the mineral wealth of extensive areas. In fact, they serve to emphasize the in- PROFESSOR STROMGREN OBSERVATOR ENGSTROM adequacy of the existing transportation systems. The industrial demands for better communication can be met only by railways which shall connect the mineral deposits with open ports on the Pacific seaboard. COMMANDER HOLM CAPTAIN RYDER The other four members of the committee appointed by the University of Copenhagen, which examined the papers of F. A . Cook, and unanimously reported that Dr Cook had no proof that he had reached the North Pole.