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Every heart in England has
thrilled at Capt. Oates calm, he
oric acceptance of his fate. But
even that great sacrifice could
not save the lives of Scott, Dr.
Wilson and Lieut. Bowers.
As for Scott's last injunction in
his message, that he hoped his
country wodd see that those de
pendent on his dying party were
properly provided for, little was
The whole nation is rising to
day in response to this appeal.
Scott's widow and baby, the lit
tle chap whose only thought of
his father, for two years absent,
was to take his photograph to bed
with him at night and "keep dad
dy warm." are already idolized by
the British people.
Scott's last note, which was
not a scientific paper, but a mes
sage to tell of the hardships en
countered in the last stages of the
trip, defended his equipment. But
for the injury to Evans and the
weakening of Oates he believed
he would have completed the re
But there was not a thread of
regret that he and Wilson and
Bowers had stuck by them at the
price of their own safety.
Scott said he did not think
human beings ever endured such
a month as his party did in the
four weeks before the diary end
ed. The diary was concluded on
the day of his death, it is believed.
But the real tragedy of the
Scott expedition is yet to be en
acted. Somewhece on the Pacific
o.rean, on a steamer bound for
Sydney, Australia, is Mrs. Rob
ert F. Scott, wife of the explorer,
who sailed from San Francisco
last week to meet her husband.
Wireless messages have been
unable to reach the steamer.
There is no cable station nearer
than Australia. Unless Mrs.
Scott is told of her husband's
fate by the wireless of some pass
ing ship it will be a month before
Meantime, happily ignorant,
she is looking forward to meeting
the husband she has not seen for
over two years.
"I have worried, but that is
over now. I am now thinking
only of the meeting, and of how
Robert will rejoice when he sees
his younger son."
That is the way she spoke be
fore sailing on her 18,000-mile
journey. Her thoughts now are
probably the same. And she, of
the whole world, doesn't know
what awaits her at Sydney.
Wm. A. Cunnea gained 42
votes this morning and 38 this
afternoon, a total of 80 for the
day, in 19 precincts of the First
ward on the recount of the vote
on state's attnrnev tnrlav Mnut
o f the losses were to Hoyne. Y
the ballots in the tenth pre
cinct of the First are being held
up for the present. On twenty
six straight Republican ballots,
there was a peculiar mark oppo
site Hoyne's name. Judge Bald
win thought it possible all of the
26 had been marked with the