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SOUTH POLE FOR BRITAIN. Captain Scott, leader of the forthcoming British Antarctic Expedition, gave some par- ticulars of his plans at a meeting of the London Miniature Rifle League at Southwark on Mon- day night. His ship, the Terra Nova, would carry fifty- three men, and after twenty-two had; been landed at McMurdo Sound, at Sir E. Shackle- ton's quarters, he hoped to leave another six at a part where no one had yet landed-King Edward's Land. Arriving in December, the party would erect huts and land stores, and in February and March he hoped to see some lay- ing out of depots. Twenty ponies, twenty-five dogs, and some motor-sledges would accompany the expedition. Of the latter, which were now being built in England, he expected great things. He hoped to get a good deal of provisions 200 or 300 miles to the south before the Antarctic winter started in May. The main journey for the Pole would prob- ably start in October, 1911. They had got to get over 800 miles, and the probability was that they could not do more than ten or fifteen miles a day. The day on which he wanted to get to the Pole was the midsummer day down there- what would be mid-winter here—December 22 —and he hoped to get back about the middle of March, 1912. If he could not get to the Pole at the first attempt he hoped to do it the next year, and if they failed then he hoped the young men who were going with him would want to try third time. When they got their base established, the party would not leave that place until the thing was done. He did not say it in any boastful spirit, he did not say he would do it, but the main thing was to lay down plans so that some British subject shottfefc-tosfr the first to reach the South Pole.

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