- CAPT ROBERT FALCON SCOTT, R.N., C.V.O., F.R.G.S.
- Born on June 6, 1868, and began his career in the Navy in 1886 under Captain Noel (now Sir G. Noel) in H.M.S. Rover. In 1899 he was torpedo lieutenant of the Majestic under Prince Louis of Battenberg, when he was appointed to command of the Antactic Expedition of 1900. His ship, the Discovery, sailed in 1901, and the great achievement of the voyage was the discovery of King Edward VII Land. In 1905 he was made Hon. D.Sc. of Cambridge and Manchester Universities, and his geographical work was recognised by all the geographical societies of Europe and America.
- DR. EDWARD ADRIAN WILSON, B.A., M.B., F.Z.S.
- Dr. Wilson took his M.B. degree at Cambridge in 1900, and devoted himself to scientific research. He was the surgeon of the Discovery Antarctic Expedition, 1901-4. He served on the Grouse Commission, and has written Some Reports on the Scientific Results of the Discovery Expedition and on The Distribution of Antarctic Seals and Birds. His water-colour sketches were a feature of the 1901 Antarctic Expedition. In 1910 he was appointed head of the scientific staff of Captain Scott's Expedition. Dr. Wilson's home is in Cheltenham.
- CAPT. L. E. G. OATES.
- Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates holds a commission in the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. He served in the South African War in 1901-2 and was severely wounded. He was mentioned in despatches and has the Queen's Medal with five clasps. He joined Captain Scott's expedition in 1910, being in charge of the ponies and mules.
- LIEUT. R. H. BOWERS.
- Before the Expedition in the Royal Indian Marine. He was in charge of the commissariat.
- PETTY OFFICER EVANS.
- Has seen service in the Royal Navy. He was in charge of the sledges and the sledge equipment.
LIVES GIVEN FOR SCIENCE.
| The Central News last evening received by telegraph from Interlaken the following message from Mr. H. G. Ponting, the official photographer to the British Antarctic Expedition, who returned from the South with the first party last year :I am completely overwhelmed by the news of the terrible disaster which has overtaken my late chief and comrades. They have given their lives for science, but the splendid work they have done will live for ever in Polar annals.|
ACTION OF THE NEWCASTLE GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.
|Newcastle, Tuesday. |
| At a meeting to-day in Newcastle of the members of the Newcastle Geographical Society reference was made to the late Captain Scott, and it was resolved to send a telegram of sympathy to the parent society in London, and to forward a letter expressing the desire to support a national movement in aid of the relatives of those members of the exploring party who had lost their lives.||
|IRISHMEN ON THE TERRA NOVA.|
|Queenstown, Tuesday. |
| There are at least six Irishmen amongst the crew of volunteers on the Terra Nova, one of whom is Mr. Robert Forde, petty officer, brother to Miss Forde, of Harbour Row, Queenstown. The other is Mr. Keohane, of West Cork, also a petty officer. Those two fine specimens of Irish manhood were attached to the Black Prince at Queenstown for some time, and were subsequently on the cruiser Talbot, where their splendid seamanship and vigorous health greatly impressed Lieutenant Evans, who is also of the expedition party, and who selected Mr. Forde and Mr. Keohane from amongst the many volunteers who offered to go the whole journey.
Lieutenant Evans had immense confidence in the two Irishmen named, and so had Captain Scott, and not without good reason, for from what has come to hand they were never affected by even a trace of fear, and were only too glad when called on to push forward with the advance party, and the further they were allowed to go the better they liked the task, but fate decreed that Mr. Forde was not to reach the height of his ambition, and though selected to go with the final selection of the party right to the Pole itself, and having got well to the end of the journey, frost- bite affected himsome of his fingers having got badly bittenhe was sent back, much to his regret, and was thereby saved. This brilliant sailor has many feats to his credit. Nothing is known here of Mr. Keohane.
RUFFORD PIT DISASTER.
|Nottingham, Tuesday. |
| A Mansfield message saysDuring the night the man Paddon, who was seriously injured in the Rufford pit disaster, died in Mansfield Hospital. This brings the number of deaths up to fourteen. The other injured are recovering.|
CHALLENGE TO A DUEL.
|Paris, Tuesday. |
| Seconds have been exchanged between the dramatists, M. Kistemaeckers and M. Abel Hermant, as a result of a newspaper quarrel.Reuter.|
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