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for. Had wo lived, I should hnve had
a tale to toll of tho hardihood, endur
aaco and courage of my companion*
which would have stirred the heart of
Captain Scott, British Explorer, and Members of His Party Succumb in the Far South every Englishman.
“ These rough notes and our bodiea
would have don« better ia tbe weather ! secure the final supplies.
which we encountered at this time of
“ Surely misfortune could scarcely must tell the tale, hut surely, surely,
TRAGEDIES OF POLAX
have exceeded this last blow. We t r a groat rich country like ours will see
“ On the summit, ia latitude 85 de rived within 11 miles of our old One that those who are dependent on ua
grees to 88 degrees, 10,000 feet lower, Ton I'amp with fuel for one bot meal are pro|>erly provided for.
la 1846 Sir John Franklin tailed we had minus 30 in the d.iy and minus and food for two daya. For four days R. Scott, March 23, 1912.“
to tho Arctic with two ahipo. None 47 at night pretty regularly, with con we have been unable to leave the teut,
These few words, manly and unaa
of tho party wan over anon alive
tiasous head wind» during our day the gale blowing about us. Ws are miming, mark the finest monument to
again by civil land man. Many ox
Captain Scott and the
marches. It ia clear that them cir weak. Writing is difficult, but for the memory
podltlona failed to find trace of cumstances came oa very suddenly and my own sake 1 do not regret this jour brave men whose lives ended with him.
the miming explorer and hla men our wreck ia certainly due to this sud ney, which has shown that Englishmen Forma! honor will, of course, be paid
until I860, when Captain McCUn- den advent of severe weather, which can endure hardships, help one another them. The world stauds ready to do
tock brought back the record of Sir does not seem to have had say satia and meet death with as great a forti that. Already England has held ms
John’s death in 1847. with relics factory cause.
tude as ever ia the past.
Wa took morial services for these men; already
Indicating that the entire party
“ I do not think human beings over risks; we knew we took them. Things England has aaswered that appeal, “ to
had periahed la King Will lama rame through sneh a month as wr have have come out against ua and therefore ! mo« that those who depend on us are
Land. In 1870 the bodies were come through, and we should have got we have no cause for complaint, but , pro|wrly cared fo r.“
found by Lieutenant Schwatka.
through in spite of the weather but for bow to the will of providence, deter
Surgeon Atchinson, in charge of the
In 1881 lieutenant George W. the sickening of a second companion, mined still to do our liest to the last, relief party, gathered the records and
DeLong and lieutenant Charles W.
t'aptaia dates, and a shortage o f fuel
“ Rut if we have been willing to give effect» o f the dead and read burial
Crtpp. United States Nary, and
in our depota, for which I cannot ac our lives to this enterprise, which is services over their bodies. A cairn and
more t*»« half the members of the
count, and finally but for the storm | for the honor of our country, I appeal cross were erected to their memory,
Jeanette expedition perished in an
which has fallen
11 miles ■ to our countrymen to see that those over the tent la which they were bur
attempt to reach the Siberia! comet
o f this depot,
at which we hoped to ! who depend on us are properly eared j led. A record o f the finding of the
after their ship was croaked by
In 1884 lieutenant James J.
Gunsight Lake and Going-to-the-Sun Mountain in Glacier 'Park
Lockwood and 18 member» of the
Greeley expedition died of starva
tion near Cape Sabine. Tbe others
of the party were rescued by Cap
tain W. S. Schley, who afterward
became rear admiral.
In 1887 Lieutenant S. A. Andre
left Spitsbergen In a balloon, with
the intention o f drifting over the
polar regions. Two days later a
carrier pigeon brought bach a mes
sage, but no other word from Andre
baa ever reached the world.
In 1907 Dr. Mylitu Erichsen and
two companions died o ff the north
east coast of Greenland.
Tbe Scott Tragedy is the only
disaster in tbe history of Antarctic
exploration, so far as is known.
Antarctic Has First Tragedy
HE world is mourning Captain
Robert F. Scott, British ex
plorer. He reached the South
Pole. More than a ye»r ago
Captain Scott and hi» party came to
the coveted region, January 18, 1912.
At the pole Captain Seott and hi» men
found the tent and records left by
Captain Roald Amundsen when that
explorer started back from the object
o f his expedition. That date was De
cember 17, 1911. about a month before
Captain Seott reached the goal. News
of the timgedy o f the Antarctic, the
first of its kiad. was brought to civil
ization by Captain 8 e o tt’a ship, the
Terra Nova, whirh had gone to Cape
Evans to meet the expedition and
bring it» members back, providing they
had completed their task or were ready
to return. From the shore party left
at the Cape Evans base it was learned
that Captain Seott and the four men
with him had reached the pole, but
had perished on their way back. Cap
tain Seott, Dr. Edward A. Wilson and
Lieutenant H. R. Bowers had made
tbeir war bark to within 153 milea of
Cape Evans, when they were canght
by a blizzard and avercome. This was
about March 29 of last year. They
were then within a few milea o f a food
depot, whore sustenance and shelter
would have been theirs. Previously
Petty Officer Edgar Evaas and Cap
tain L. E. O. Oates of the Inniskillen
dragoons, who had been in charge o f
the expedition’s ponies and dogs, had
Evans was the first to
die. His death was the resnlt o f con
cussion of the brain, sustained by a
fall February 12. Oates died from ex
posure March 17. Six other men, al
though they had been through a peril
ous experience, were found to be safe.
These men had been sent to make geo
logical investigations to the east of
Cape Evans. Tbe records o f Captain
Scott were recovered by a relief expe
Under the head of Captain 8cott
was a written record of the trip, kept
up until the very moment o f death.
In his diary was found what the in
trepid explorer called a “ Message to
This message is quoted
here, word for word:
“ The risks are not doe to faulty or
ganization, but to misfortnne in all
which had to tie undertaken. One, the
loss o f the pony transport in March,
1911, obliged me to start later than I
had intended and obliged the limits of
the stuff transported to be narrowed.
“ The weather thronghout the out
ward journey and especially the long
gale in tbe 30 degrees south, stopped
The soft snow in the lower
reaches o f the glacier again redneed
the pace. We fought these events with
a will and conquered, but it ate into
otir provisions reserve.
‘ * Every detail o f our food supplies,
clothing and depots made on the in
terior ice and on that long stretch of
700 miles to the pole and back worked
out to perfection. The advance party
would have returned to the glacier in
fine form and with a surplus o f food
but for the astonishing failure o f the
man whom we had least expected to
“ Beaman Edgar Evans was thought
the strongest man of the party and tbe
Beardmcre glacier is not difficult in
fine weather. But on onr return we
did not get a single completely fine
This, with a sick companion,
enormously increased our anxieties.
“ I have said elsewhere that we got
into frightfully rough lee and Edgar
Evans received a concussion of the
brain. He died a natural death, but
left ns a shaken party, with the sea
son undnly advanced. But all tbe facts
above enumerated were as nothing to
tbe surprise which awaited us on the
barrier. I maintain that our arrange
ments for returning were quite ade
quate and that no one in the world
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attached to tho cross. A
«eiirch for tho hotly of Ci|iUla Oatoo
« a t of no avail. A cairn a n d crono
were left to mark tho approximate
scene o f his .loath, however.
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