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The Fate of the Andree Expedition. Killed by Esquimaux.

A despatch from Winnepeg, Manotoba, July sth, says that the Ret. Dr. Fairless, a Church of England clergyman, who arrived from York, North West British India territory, to-day brings authentic information of J the fate of explorer Andree and his companion two years ago. Eight hundred miles north of York a party of Eskimos, under the leadership of ''Old Huskie," saw Andree's baloon alight on a plain of snow in that vicinity, which is about two hundred miles north of Cape Churchhill. Three, men emerged from the balloon and. some of Huskies people approached them out of curiosity. As they did so one of Andree's companions 'fired a gun. This was a signal to the uncivilised natives for battle. It was regarded as a challenge, and almost instantly the natives fell upon the three explorers and killed them. Everything pertaining to their outfit was taken to the homes of the natives on the north borders of the Arctic Ocean, "Old Huskie" himself gave this information to Ralph Alston, agent for the Hudson Bay Company, and after being investigated by the Rev. Mr Fairles2, was told by him to-day. He says there is little room for doubt as frequently reports have^ since come of strange implements which the Northern natives have in their possession, telecsopes being particularly described. Had Andree made friends with the natives he would have- been safely conducted south and eventually have reached cirilisation. The JHudson Bay Company recently sent another party in search of the balloon and outfit of Andree, and hope to have conclusive evidence of the fate of the explorers within a few months. • ,

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Colonist, Colonist, Volume XLV, Issue 10487, 14 August 1902

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The Fate of the Andree Expedition. Killed by Esquimaux. Colonist, Volume XLV, Issue 10487, 14 August 1902

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