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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 05, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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his boat, the Karluk, had been ear
ned out into the polac ice pack with
Capt. Robt. Bartlett and 25 men on
. "Arctic navigators never expect to
see the Karluk or Bartlett and his
men again," said Hudson. "Of over
100 vessels that have been caught in
the "outside pack" in the past 40
years, only one was ever heard from,
Hudson sailed from Seattle last
summer on the Polar Bear. After the
schooner had been caught in the ice,
Capt. Lane, Hudson and two of the
hunters decided to come out. .
"The resti preferred to stay, rather
than take a chance on walking 400
miles overland to Ft. Yukon. I can't
blame them for they built a fine win
ter camp and they had plenty of
company. The whaler Belvedere was
frozen in only 15 miles away and be
fore I left the two parties had organ
ized a poker tournament. There is
$6,000' in the outfit and they ought
to have one grand time this winter.
"We were frozen in on Sept. 3 and
fought the ice continually, working in
rejays for 15 days, to get the
schooner to a place of safety. Sev
eral times we dynamited the ice to
keep her from being crushed.
"Finally working gree we attempt-,
ed to tow the whaler Elvira to a safe
cove but couldn't make it On Sept.
23 a fearful gale sunk the Elvira,,
but we weathered it and next day'
found us in a safe berth. Then we
built winter quarters' and moved
ashore." '
During the month that followed
Hudson made a trip to the winter
quarters' of the southern expedition
and pictured Dr. Keneth Chapman
and his scientists, who were also
bound for the Inad of the b'londe Es
kimos. .
"And there are 'white Eskimos'
alright," said Hudson. "Both Dr.
Chapman and myself met ordinary
natives, who has seen the blonde in
Victoria land." i
Dr. Chapman will continue his ef
forts to reach Victoria land next sum-,
mer, but., not . . Hudson. He's had
enough of battling with polar ice.
. .Miss Maude Olive Minahan of New'
York city, who has. been elected bvr
the students" of Wellesley College as'
the most beautiful girl at the-college.1
: rrQ-o
Excitement' over "the discovery of1
the MonaJlasa.-died. out sooner than
that ove'r.the discibvery of September3
Morn. Monavhad her clothes on.

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