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TELLS IIS STORY The English Antartic Explorer Had Trying Experiences. OARING WINTER OPERATIONS Amundsen's Rivals In Race to South Pole Had Several Miraculous Escapes Thrilling Narrative by Noted British Officer. SPECIAL NOTICE: Cnpt. ltobcrt F. Scott's nnrratlve of his explorations in the anlartlo published below was Is miod by thu New York Times company as a book, duly entered for copyright and publicly exposed for sale, tho same being its tlist publication anywhere In tho world. Its reproduction In this newspaper Is of course duly authorized. Its reproduction elsewhere in tho United States In any form except by permission from tho New York Times company Is forbidden. Copyright 1912 by the New York Times company, (all rights reserved). Copy righted In the United Kingdom by tho ' Central News, Limited., London. Heg lstered In the Department of Agricul ture. Copyright Uranch. Dominion of Canada, by tho Central News Limited, London. Special Cable to Tho Now York Times. Akaroa, Now Zealand, Tuesday, April 2. Lieut. Pennell, commander of the Terra Nova, of tho British antarctic expedition of 1910, which arrived here yesterday, brought with I him a long and Intensely Interesting ' account of the work and experiences of tho expedition up to January third last, written expressly for tho New York Times by Capt. Robert F. Scott, the leader of tho expedition. Capt. Bcott's story Is ns follows: By Robert F. Scott. Mncmurdo Sound, Oct. 30, 1011. Shortly after tho departure of tho Depot-Laying party from Capo Evans on January 25, 1911 the sea Ice broko at Sbuth Capo and severed communi cations with the ship. The Depot party consisting of 12 men, eight CAPT. ROBERT F. SCOTT Intrepid British explorer who headed in expedition lh search of the south pole. ponies and two dog teams occupied till January 30 in establishing a base camp at tho Barrier seven miles east, southeast of Hut Point. On February 8th, we proceeded south, marching by night and resting by day. Tho weather was exception ally bad but tho surface Improved. Tho three weakest ponies were sent back, but theso unfortunntoly were caught In another bad blizzard and two succumbed. With tho remaining ponies and tho dogs wo reached lati tude 70A degrees on tho lGth, when I decided owing to tho condition of tho weather and tho animals to mako a depot hero and roturn. Wo loft more than a ton of stores at this point which wo named Ono Ton Camp and which should be a great holp to us this season. Wo then returned to our Base Camp with dog teams. At Baso camp I found every sin gle pony well, and visiting Hut Point I received news of tho Terra Nova and Fram. On February 24, with men on skis, and a single pony, I started to tako more stores to Corner camp. On tho outward journey wo passed re turning points going well. Returning from Coiner camp, I was held up by a blizzard on tho 27th but reached Base camp on tho 28th, I found tho storm had been phenomenal at this placo, raging for threo days and causing enormous accumulation of snow drifts. Shifts of wind had baffled all efforts to shelter the ponies with snow Church Trustee Did you occupy your last pulpit with credit? Now Rector Entlroly. Thero was never any cash connected with it. Judge. Friend Now, bb I understand it you nnd I, instead of having unequal wealth, ought to havo just tho samo amount. Socialist Yes or that 1b how much havo you got? Judge. Tommy Pop, what Is retribution? Tommy's Pop Retribution, my son, is something wo aro always Huro will ovortako othors. Philadelphia Record. walls and tho nnlmals had suffered very badly, so I decided to retiro to Hut Point without delay. A Close Call. Thcro at 2 a. m on March 1, tho tired condition of tho ponies obliged tho party to camp at 4:30. Dowors, awakened by a noise, found tho lco broken nil around tho camp, and mov ing with tho heavy swell. Ono pony had disappeared from tho plckotlng line and was not seen again. Hastily packing their sledges, tho party decid ed to try and work southwest over tho packed Ice. With inilnlto dim culty the sledges wore dragged, tho ponies jumping from floe to iloo to ward tho barrier. About noon tho party neared the barrier but found Us ice wall uncllmbablo and the swell churning and hreaklnng heavy floes ngalnst It. In this delemnia Crean was allowed to attempt to obtain help. Ho traveled east over tho mov ing pack to And a break In tho lco wall nml eventually hoisted himself to the barrier surface by wedging his ski stick In a crack. More Ponies Lost. On March 4 wo ascended hills cast of.Castlo Rock, and on tho fifth the party with tho two remaining ponies and tho dog teams was safely housed at Hut Point. By this Incident wo lost three of our strongest ponies. This was a severo blow to tho expe dition, but not enough to wreck its plans If tho remaining animals could be preserved. Tho heavy swell which caused this disaster broko more than ten miles of sea Ice, largo fragments from tho bnrrler, and two miles of glacier tongue a feature which had remained otherwise un changed since discovery, In 1902. Tho i Hut was found almost completely Ail ed with hard snow, tho windows broken and the door unhinged. With much labor wo cleared and repaired It. It then afforded good shelter. Preparing For the Winter. On March 17 Lieutenant Evans led a party to Corner Camp, completing tho depot arrangements for the com ing season. The temperature at tho barrier hud already fallen to minus 40 degrees. Throughout the month ico continually formed over the sea but the strong winds quickly drove it out. After March 25 tho Ice remain ed fast In tho sheltered bays but continued to drive out of tho sound., Hugo land ico falls on the southwest slopes of Mount Erebus prevented any possibility of returning to Capo Evans by land, but with the freezing of tho bays I decided to mako an attempt to reach tho station, partly by land and partly by sea ico. With eight companions I started, on April 11, and although caught by a storm on sea Ice, we reached Capo Evans early on tho 13th. We found tho station, which had been left in Simpson's charge, in excellent order, and ar rangements for comfort remarkably perfect. On April 17 I returned to Hut Point with a fresh sledgo party carrying supplies and stores. As it was im possible for animals to travel on the route taken, I left Meares and five others in charge of those at Hut Point and again returned to Capo Evans on April 30. Sea ico continued to drlvo out of sounds until tho first week in May. It was not until May 13, threo weeks after tho sun had gone that tho men and animals left Hut Point and safely returned to tho main sta tion. The sound froze solid In May and later in winter packed ico ox tended to an unprecedented distance northward, despite numerous gales. After tho return from tho absentees wo settled down very comfortably in our winter hut, its arrangements for lighting, heating, cooking and ventilation proved eminently satisfac tory Behind a land ridge on tho slopes of Mount Terror, tho party spent three days building a stone hut on which thoy roofed with canvas from this camp. Tho men had great difficulty in crossing tho huge barrier pressuro ridges in tho dim noon twilight to reach tho rookery. Thoy were suc cessful at a second attempt. They found comparatively few blrdB at tho rookery, but theso had begun to lay even nt this early date. Fortunately some eggs at different stages of do velopmcnt were secured which should glvo considerable Information con cerning tho embryology of this inter esting bird. Tho same night a violent galo commenced and the ridge proved inadequate shelter from tho hurri cane gusts which whirled down on tho hut. A tent and other carefully secured articles were blown away, and after straining for 14 hours tho roof of tho hut fiew to ribbons. For 30 hours more tho travelers were con fined In their frozen sleeping beds half burled beneath snow and rock debris. Tho state of their equipment now forced them to turn homeward, on tho return Journoy thoy were hold for two days by another storm after which tho temporaturo fell and re mained below minus GO degrees. Tho party returned after five days absence Incased In Ico and suffering from want of sleep but otherwise well. First Antarctic Telephone Line. At tho end of tho month tolophono communication was established with The First Thing to Serlke Him. Mrs. PorklnsJoBh, now that you'vo seen tho groat oightB In New York City, whnt's tho first thing that'd nat urally Btriko n visitor from up-stato? Mr. Perkins Ono o' thorn spoodln' au tomobiles. LIppIncott's Magazlno. Needed All He Could Get. Mr. Flubdub You womon aro mighty slow. During tho tlmo it took you to select that hat I went out nnd made two hundred dollars. Mrs. Flub dubI'm so glad, dear. You'll noed it. Puck. Hut Tolnt through 15 mllos of bare wire. This telephone has nlrendy proved extremely usoful for reporting tho movement of parties, pending chnnges of weather. Start Delayed to Cave Ponies. All plans and preparations for the southern Journoy nro now complete and dcsplto tho accldont of last sea son wo have great hopo of success. Tho necessity of getting tho utmost out of our remaining ponies has de cided mo not to exposo them to groat cold. Wo shall thereforo start later than ordinarily Intended. November 21, latltudo 81.15 S We left Hut Point on the ovo of Novem ber 2, having decided to march by night and rest during the day to give tho ponies tho benefit of warm day temperatures. Wo reached Corner Camp this morning. Traveling qoitth for CO miles wo followed tho tr.icKs of tho motors, then wo found tho ma chines abandoned. Tho party had proceeded onwnnl as directed, wpio delayed by a blizzard on tho clglth, but reached Ono Ton Camp on tho morning of tho 16th. Tho dog loams had caught us up soma days earlier and the whole party proceeded in company. A days rest was given tho animals at Ono Ton Cnmp which wo left on tho 17th. Having regard to tho weight of tho londs, the heavy surfaces and limited number of 'i mals, I decided" to march 15 miles only every night this distance has has been maintained on bright nights and so far as we can forsoo, it should bo continued. Tho ponies nro going very stoadlly and keoplng In condition remarkably well. Tho first pony has been shot for expediency but could have trav elled further. Tho animals have .ten pounds of oats and three pounds of oil cake dally. Wo aro hopeful of getting the men's food supply to tho glacier, according to program, without great difficulty but shall be a day or two later than anticipated. Wo found tho motor party waiting nt latltudo S0V6. Two of their number now leavo us. Tho sole cause of tho aban donment of tho motors was tho over heating of tho air cooled engines. December 10, latltudo S3 degreos 15 minutes. After tho return of the motor party from latltudo 81 degrees 15 minutes wo pushed steadily south hopeful for better weather conditions. A second pony was destroyed at lati tude S2 degrees 10 minutes. A third at latltudo 82 degrees 45 minutes and two more near tho S3rd parallel. Nono of theso animals were exhausted but wcro sacrificed on account of light ening loads and as food for dogs. As wo approached tho weather grow worse, snow storms were frequent, the sky continually overcast and land very rarely visible. Close to the Pole. January 3, 1912, latltudo 87.32, height 9,800 feet. After leaving tho upper glacier depot, south of Mtiunt Darwin, I steered southwest two days. This did not keep us clear of pressure ridges and crevasses which occurred frequently at first and gave us trouble, but we roso rapidly In alti tude. Probably tho difficult places wero more snowcovorod than further eastward. The adopting of this courso was mainly felt on tho third and fourth days when owing to our altl tudo wo got a splendid view of tho distribution of the land masses trlng Ing tho lco sheet and tho arm of ico falls. Sinco leaving tho depot our marches have averaged over fifteen statute miles a day. On Christmas day we wero close up to tho 8Gth parallol and tho prospect of Christ mas faro gave us an excellent march seventeen miles but tho effect was not so happy tho following day. Tho surface grow moro difficult as wo approached tho 87th parallol. On Now Year's eve, in latltudo SG do grees, 5U minutes, we dopoted thero a limit of provisions and rebuilt our sledges "with now short runners, which remarkable piece of work was performed by tho seamen of tho party under adverse conditions. Al though It cost us nearly a day's march, tho chango amply repaid us. Wo havo been able to keep up our average and wo aro now within 150 miles of tho polo. Five Going On to the Pole. I am going forward with a party of five men sending threo back under Lieutenant Evans with this noto. Tho advance party goes forward with a month's provisions and the prospects of success good, providing the weather holds and no unforseen obstacles arlso. It has been very difficult to choose tho advanco party, as overyouo was fit and ablo to go forward. Those who returned aro naturally much disappointed. Every one has worked his hardest. Tho weather on tho plateau has been good on tho whole. Tho sun has never do sorted us, but tho temperatures aro low now, about minus 20 dogrces, and tho wind pretty constant, Howovor, wo aro excellently equipped for such conditions and tho wind undoubtedly Improves tho surface so far all ar rangements havo worked out most satisfactorily. It is more than prob able that no further news will ho received from us this year, as our ro turn must necessarily bo lato. ROBERT F. SCOTT. , Her Daughter Her Teacher. Patterson Notice how Carstnlr's wlfo makos up of lato? Should think ho would atop her. Hnttorson Has tiled to; fools badjy about It. But ho says it's no uso; Bho learned it from her daughter. Life. Would Take No Chances. Lawyor (to tho Judgo)--Would it bo contompt of court to call your honor n crook and a thief? Judgo It cor talnl" would bo. Lawyer Then I won't 'ako tho chance, your honor Satire. II OFAJfANDAL Abuse of Statesmen Chalked on the Capitol. LEVI P. M0RT0JY COMING BACK Report That He Will "Improve" His Beautiful Rhode Island Avenue House Alarms tho Lovers of Boauty. By GEORGE CLINTON. Washington. Somo ono with a grlovnnco or with an unbalanced mind has been scribbling on tho walls of tho capltol in "a largo, freo hand" with bluo chalk vnrlous uncomplimen tary comments tnbout great and nl most great statesmen doing their country's service in Washington. No matter what tho motlvo which in spires tho scribbling, tho net is ono of a vandal becauso it disflguroB tho walls of the building, and tho pollco and tho wntchincn aro trying to catch tho culpriL It will bo remembered that not long ago a largo piece was cut out of the oil painting of "Perry at Lake, Erie." Sinco then a special watch has been kept to prevent repetitions of tho van dalism. False Alarm About Webster. Washington was much disturbed a day or two ngo when It henrd that somebody with a chisel had chipped pieces out of tho marblo trousers and tho marblo coattall of the statuo of Daniel Webster which stands in Statuary hall. A cIobo inspection has led to tn0 discovery that tho Webster memorlnl has not been Injured by tho hand of man. Elliott Woods, tho su perintendent of tho capltol, says that tho holes which wero discovered In tho Webster Btntuo wero put thcro by the sculptor and havo been plainly vis ible over since tho statuo was erected. Somo ono suggested that the vandal Who was at work was a now kind of moth which had developed an appe tite for marblo garments. Former Vice-President Levi P. Mor ton has made up his mind to como back and live in tho capital for eight or nlno months a year for tho rest of his life. Ho owns a beautiful resi dence on Rhode Island avenue, whero ho lived when ho wns vice-president of tho United States under Harrison. When Mr. Morton went out of office Jho Russian ambassador moved into tho residence and, following him, came Secretary of State Ellhu Root, nnd then John HayB Hammond. Mr. Mor ton himself lived thcro for a few mouths two years ago. Morton Mansion In Peril. There Is a flno arts commission ivhich is supposed to tako cognizance of every'attempt to increnso tho benu ly of tho capital, a cognizanco which embraces tho overlooking of Improve ments in public buildings. Tho wish has been expressed that tho commis sion might extend its esplonngo to private dwellings, for som,o of the beautiful old places in Washington havo been remodeled by their socially ambitious purchasers into more resi dence monstrosities, In many cbbcs glaring and in most cases unbeautiful. It is understood that Vice-President Morton intends to spend $G0,000 to improve his Rhode Island avenue home. Today it is beautiful as it is, a warm red brick pleasing to look upon nnd suggestive in every way of comfort. It is now snid that It is in tended to give tho house a moro state ly appearance by tho Introduction of white marblo in places. The old house has been a comfort to tho oyo of many a Wnshlngtonlnn man nnd visitors, nnd tho changes aro awaited with trepidation. Children's Playground Lost. Washington, with all her monuments nnd statues, good, bad and indifferent, and all her vacant land, still hn$ not spneo left in which to erect public me morlals, nnd it ought to bo said also that projects moro negessary to tho public health than marblo statues, Ilko playgrounds for tho children, cannot bo thought of apparently becauso of lack of room. For two years by means of prlvnto subscriptions, for example, a little grovo at tho corner of Fourteenth street nnd Columbln road has been used ns a playground nnd fitted up for tho children. It was covered with oak trees of priceless value, as far as their shado qualities aro concerned, nnd was ono of tho most pieturesquo spots In the city. It la In the heart of a thickly settled district, whero It Is a cruelty to keep children within doors nnd a continual danger to let them out on tho streefs. Nevertheless congress, which would spend $75,000 for a Federal building in a town of 281 Inhabitants, neg nected to securo this breathing space. Tho magnificent oak trees nro being cut down, and whero last surnmor tho placo waB alive with children, a fam ily hotel will stand. Many Monuments Projected. Should congress bo In a giving mood toward tho shades of tho do parted, it Is a question whoro suit able bRch for memorials could bo ob tained. Tho demand for space Ib In sistent, nnd tho scnato commltteo on library has record of no less than eight rcquosts. whllo the houso com mltteo doubtless has ns many moro. A bill npproprlntlng $100,000 for a statuo of Aloxandor Hamilton already hnB pnsBOd tho sennte. Tho Bum of $50,000 Is wanted for a statuo to Mntthow Fontnlno Maury, tho Amorlcan navnl officer whoso scientific work descriptive of tho sen Ib among tho classics. A memorial to tho Blgners of tho Declaration of In dependence is asked for, with an ap propriation of $10,000 for plans atone. The sum of $1,500 Is BUggcBtcd for a small atatuo to Capt Charles Wilkes, who Is chlofly celebrated in popular recollection for taking Mason nnd Slidell,, tlio Confedornto commission ers, from tho British mall steamer Trent In 1SC1. Tho United States government did not back up Cnptnlu Wilkes in his act of taking tho Con federate commissioners off tho Brit ish vossol. In fact, nearly all dlplo mnts thought, and think todny, that Wilkes acted without proper authority under International law nn.I that tho Confederate and tho British govern ments had a perfect right to protest, and that tho United Stntes authori ties could do nothing olso than to dis avow tho naval officer's net. Admirers of Mnjor Andrew S. Ho wnn, U. S. A., who Is still living, hnvo put in a bill appropriating $5,000 for somo tnomorlnl of his famous exploit In 1S9S, when ho was Bent by Presi dent McKlnloy to Cuba to communi cate with General Garcia, tho loader of tho Cuban rovolutlon. Ho mado n landing from nn open boat near Tur qulno Peak and with much difficulty succeeded In ronchlng Garcia. Mann Is Friend of Poultry. Representative Mann of Illinois, who Ib tho loader of tho Ropubllcnn minority on tho floor of tho house, hns Introduced a bill to rcqulro all common carriers engaged In Intor stnto commerco to provldo food nnd water for poultry In trnnslt, nnd to prevent suffering from over-crowding by providing crates of sufficient slzo to bo humnno and to bo open on nt least threo Bides so that proper vontl Intlon may bo nssurod. Congress hns acted before this on behalf of cattlo in transit and now It Is proposed to extond tho hunrano effort to chlckons. Ono congressman said that becauso chickens woro foathcrs It wns supposed that thoy wcro not susceptiblo to cold. Ho added, howovor, that feathers, whllo warm, did not provldo food nnd drink. The bill has gono to tho proper com mltteo and thero Is a fair chanco of its passngo. Houso "Babies" Have Frolic. At ono of tho Washington res taurants tho other night thero was a frolic of tho "babies" of tho houso of representatives. Mon to tho number of ono hundred serving their first terms in congress gathered for a dinner nt tho restaurant They formed a houso of represcntntlvcB of their 'own nnd passed tho tlmo mak ing fun of tho methods of their older colleagues and tho personalities of somo of their own number. In tho main, howovor, thoy "pointed with prido" to themselves as tho real Btatesmon nnd referred to mombors of longer servlco as bolng entirely out of date and belonging in tho pigeon holes with tho archives rather than on tho floor of tho houso with tho "llvo ones." No party lines woro drawn nt this gathering. Ropubllcnn nnd Democrat ic babies had fun togethor. Tho tar iff came in for a bit of by-play. Protective Duty on Cats. A high protective duty was put on cats in order to protect 'tho homo industry. Every follno, whether a wild-oat a polecat or a domestic cat Imported Into tho United StatoB or its Island possessions, It was decid ed, must horenfter pay $1 n head in order to bo admitted to full Amorlcan citizenship. As a rider to this bill catnip wns placed on tho froo list. . A prlzo wan offered to tho member who could mako tho most stirring ora tion on tho Amorlcan flag. Repre sentative Littloton wns chosen ns Judgo, but tho oratorical HightB or Representative Connell of Now York nnd Wlthorspoon of Mississippi woro fo nearly equal In grace and dlstnnco that tho Judgo gavo each tho first prize. Tho scnato galleries broko out Into npplauso tho other day when tho nnmo of Thcodoro Roosovolt was mentioned. Tho sonnto gallory has applauded at times tho nnmos of Wil liam Jennings Bryan and of mnny other well-known Amorlcnns without regard to political pnrty, but It must bo understood that It Is ngalnst tho rules of tho senate to allow applnuso In tho gallery. Mustn't Applaud In Senate. It makes no difference who it is that is receiving tho applause, tho vice-president must bring down his gavol whllo tho noise is continuing and say with all duo solemlty nnd severity that all demonstrations or up. provnl aro not nllowcd nnd that If they do not ceaso "tho gallerlos will bo cloared." This word from tho vlco-presldent has been said thousands of times In tho scnato nnd Its effect hns never boon vlslblo for moro than an hour nt a tlmo. It Is only rarely that tho sonators themselves laugh and It Is only once In n lifetime that they ap plaud. Tho enses whero senators havo broken tho npplauso rulo can ho count ed on half tho fingers of ono hnnd. Tho scnato, howovor, has Its Jokes frequently and whllo laughter Is sub dued, broad smiles aro always In evi dence. When Sonntor Jonnthan P. Dolllvor, now dead, referred to Senator Fran cis E Warren of Wyoming nn "the greatost shepherd sinco Abraham," tho brondest of broad smiles was visi ble on tho fuco of ovory senator. The wool bill waB undor discussion nnd Mr. Warren is snid to bo tho proprie tor of a considerable fold. An Idle Question. "I bpo whoro mnrrlngo clubs are qtilto populnr in Utah." "Ahom! Anything llko a rolling pin?" On tho Safe Side. "I tako things as 1 find them." 'Then I'll seo that you don't find much." t?&e Oalookk WIU3"UR D.-NESBIT aaaeSBa: f I Editor UJi (It Is reported that Dr. ir. B. Wlioy will becomo u magazine editor.) Tho poet sent to Wlloy a llttlo bunch or rhymo; Ct enmo back to tho poet in just a llttlo time. "Your verse," wroto Doctor Wiley, "wo really cannot use. TIs not tho mental foodstuff that wo deslro to chooso. STou bubble of tho springtime, of treading o'er tho grass, Of blossotnH that alluro you as on your way you pass. Vou do not list tho blossoms and so your rhymo wo table All contents must bo printed completely on tho label. Wo might consider somothlng which told of the fond relation Of hydrogen for oxygen In proper com bination." rho novelist sent Wlloy an Uplift manu script; The story to tho wrltor Doe. Wiley promptly shipped. "Your story," ho decided, "won't do nt nil for us. Vou havo a chapter tolling why things nro thus and thus, t find you nro deceiving In your romantic scene Vou flavor all your speeches with deadly sncclmrlne, Your heroine lias ringlets described as gleaming gold, I Which indicates that motal In somo dls- gulso they hold. Wo might look ut a Btory which told how his sweetheart fed him Until sho got him strong and well, then to tho altar led htm." - Tho Jokcsmith sent Doc. Wlloy a bunch of llttlo jests; riio Editor them gavo them his custo mary tests, tin sent them bnck, explaining: "Theso Jokes nro well preserved, Rut somo of them got Noah bewildered nnd unnerved. They're not of this year's harvest; In each of them Is pent Of benzoate of soda one-tenth of ono por cent, fn some, too, I discover moro than a gram by weight Of that most hurmful acid known as salicylate, t might look at somo Jokes, though, If you would caro to forage For themes somewhere than In n spot whero humor's In cold storage." DISILLUSIONED. Tho fair young brido weeps bit terly. "Wo wo havo had our first qua quarrel !" sho sobs. "Well, don't bo so broken-hearted," advises tho othor woman. "Qunrrohf novor amount to much." "But ours wasn't half as funny na I had supposed it would bo, after all tho Jokes 1 havo read about first quar rels." Followed Instructions. "What is this?" asks tho fond hus band, holding up a garment that has Just been delivered to his wlfo. "Part of my summer wardrobe," re plies tho obedient wlfo. "I supposo It is; but wat is it? A collar?" ho nsks. "Why, no, you gooso! It's my bath ing dress." "Your bathing dress? As short as that?" "Yes, dear. You know you told mo business hud bcon poor nnd I must oconomlzo on ovorything." One Blessing. "Thoro'B ono blessing about pov erty," says tho poorly-clad philosopher. "Namo it," demands the agitator. "Why, a mnn doesn't havo to hlro a wholo lot of exponalvo lawyera to show him how to atny poor." leu fi '! A-Jiiilf '