THE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION.
REPORTED DEATH OF CAPTAIN
A statement has been published that Captain Scott and his party perished in a blizzard after reaching the South Pole on Janutuy 18. The news has caused a
SYDNEY, February 10.
The Terra Nova has arrived at Oamaru from Antarctica with the members of Captain Scott's expedition on board.
No infotination is yet available, but it
is surmised Captain Scott reached the
Mr. Kinsey, the New Zealand agent for the expedition, says he has no in- formation for publication regarding the ex- pedition or the movements of the Terra Nova. Christhurch advises that probably nothing further will be heard from the Terra Nova till the arrival of the vessel at Littelton to-morrow, all publication rights having been told to the Central News, London. It is surmised from the bearing of the local agent for the expedi- tion that Captain Scott reached the South Pole, and that there has been no deaths or disasters to mar the success of the under-
taking, but he positively refuses to give the slightest information.
At Timaru on the first North-bound express, a reporter interviewed two men, whose tanned faces suggested out-door life. They looked like ordinary travellers, except that they wore sea boots. The re- porter questioned the men, and one re- plied, "Our orders are to say nothing. We don't mind your asking," he said. "Those are your orders. Ours are to say nothing. He would answer only one question. Asked when New Zealand would get news of Captain Scott's expedi- tion, he replied, "Twenty-four hours uafter it is sent to London, as has been the practice in the past." He refused to answer questions as to the health of the members ot the expedition.