BRINGS HOME SICK SOLDIERS
BRINGS HOME SICK SOLDIERS
Transport Meade Arrives From Manila With Convalescents.
The United States army transport
Meade arrived from Manila via Nagasaki
yesterday morning. She brought over 907
passengers all told as follows:
One hundred and thirty-five officers and men
of the Eighth Field Battery, seventy-six cabin
passengers, one second cabin passenger, thirty-five
steerage passengers, three Filipino servants,
eight discharged soldiers from Nagasaki,
five workaways from Nagasaki. twenty-one
members of the hospital corps, nine casuals,
thirty-five insane, 208 discharged soldiers, 370
convalescents and one time-expired prisoner.
Beside these the transport brought over
the remains of 103 people who died in the
Philippines. Of these twenty-seven were
killed in action or died from their wounds.
Lieutenant Elias J. Hincken of the Forty-fourth
Infantry died from the effect of
bolo wounds and Miss Helen D. Cochrane,
a hospital nurse, died from acute nephritis.
The remains of both came home on
The day after the Meade left Manila
Frank A. Bradley of Company L, Second
Cavalry, died of acute meningitis. On
July 19 John Blue of Company K, Third
Cavalry, died from dysentery and on July
26, when the transport was almost within
sight of home. T. J. Murphy of Company
B, Fifteenth Infantry, died from pneumonia.
Two of the bodies brought home on the
transport are unidentified. They are
marked "Bodies from graves A and B,
The Meade did not see anything of the
transport Lennox on the way across. The
latter vessel left Nagasaki on July 5, and
if she took the great circle route has
probably run into heavy weather. She
should he along any day now.
The Meade did not take the great circle
route home on account of the sick passengers.
Nevertheless she came over in the
splendid steaming time of twenty-one days.
Captain Wilson says that at no
time did he take his vessel further north
than 37 degrees 50 minutes north and that
they had fine weather all the way. The
temperature was never below 70 until the
day before port was reached and in consequence
the voyage was a very enjoyable
Heavy Weather Encountered.
Last Friday some very heavy weather
was encountered and in consequence the
Meade was delayed. Had it not been for
the storm, the crew assert, the vessel
would have been alongside and everybody
ashore Saturday night.
The cabin pasengers who came home on
the Meade were the following named:
Captain William L. Kenly, Second Lieutenant
John W. Kilbreth Jr. and Second Lieutenant
Harry E. Mitchell. Eighth Field Battery;
Colonel Moale, Fifteenth Infantry: Majors L.
A. Levering and F. F. Eastman, Twenty-eighth
Infantry; S. W. Taylor, W. P. Evans, J. A.
Irons and G. A. Dodd. Captains M. A. Barber,
J. S. Mallory, P. S. March, Charles T.
Menoher, E. A. Miller, W. S. Bratton, H. C.
Clements, D. A. Frederick, H. H. Sargent, H.
S. Hawkins. F. L. Parker, J. W. Craig and
S. D. Sturgis; First Lieutenants R. P. Strong,
E. R. Schreiner, A. B. Henderson, D. P.
Wheeler, W. L. Beatty. D. E. Nolan; Second
Lieutenant W. S. Bradford and Acting Assistant
Surgeon C. H. Stoeckle.
C. J. Holmes, John Gibson, S. G. Orr, K. J.
Hampton. J. G. Constable. Dr. G. A. Vawter,
Mesdames R. P. Strong, H. H. Sargent, W. S.
Bratton. E. A. Miller and two children, D. A.
Frederick and two children. M. A. Barber and
child and F. C. Payson. Miss Julia Sharp,
Misses Ide, Elizabeth R. Porteous, H. C. Morrison
and C. C. Foote.
Cabin passengers from NagasakióBrigadier
General R. R. Hall and wife, Colonel Charles
R. Greenleaf and wife. Major Gallagher and
clerk, Major A. Reynolds, Captain H. C.
Fisher and wife, Lieutenant J. A. Baer, Lieutenant
B. H. Dutcher, Professor Febiger,
United States Military Academy: Drs. Humphreys
and Gilbert. United States naval eclipse
expedition; T. T. Keller, Mrs. J. A. Irons. Mrs.
A. D. Niskern, Miss Gertrude Smith and Miss
Mary J. Castle.
T. T. Kellar is a secret service agent of
the Treasury and has been on Uncle Sam's
business in the Orient. He has in charge
a prisoner named John Flanagan, who is
to serve a twenty-five years' sentence in
San Quentin. Flanagan and another
American were partners in a saloon at
Chemulpo, Korea. One morning Flanagan
was found "sleeping off a drunk,"
while his partner was lying on the floor,
murdered. Flanagan was accused of the
killing and tried before the United States
Consular Court. He swore he knew absolutely
nothing about the events of the
evening and accused a Chinese and a
white man of the murder. The court did
not believe his story, and as several witnesses
testified that they had heard the
partners quarreling, Flanagan was
Was Aguinaldo's Keeper.
Captain J. S. Mallory was formerly a
lieutenant colonel of volunteers, but is
now returning to rejoin the Second Infantry.
Up to the time he was ordered home
Captain Mallory had Aguinaldo in his charge.
Captain Mallory says that the
ex-insurgent leader spends all his time in
studying and receiving visitors. His wife
and family are with him and he appears
contented. Some time ago the military
authorities gave him permission to go
around the town in company with an officer,
but Aguinaldo never availed himself
of the opportunity.
Captain K. J. Hampton also came home.
He was quartermaster captain of the Slocum
when that vessel came here from
New York and then went to Manila on
the Kintuck. He is now on his way back
to Washington. Since he has been away
from San Francisco Captain Hampton has
become a benedict.
Chief Steward Evans of the transport
has quite a collection of curios that he
picked up in the Orient. A Java sparrow
is the pet of the ship. The bird has beautiful
old gold plumage and can do everything
but sing. Two or three chameleons
have the run of Evans' stateroom. but
can never he found when wanted. A
favorite hiding place is a piece of rock, fashioned
into a Japanese stronghold, on
which grows a dwarf pine and two other
trees, also dwarfed.
An attempt was made to bring a Filipino
deer over from Manila on the transport.
It was intended for one of the
Washington parks, but died on the way.
A special house was built for it and yards
of canvas and warm rugs were used to
keep the animal warm. A veterinary was
in attendance night and day, but when
a fortnight out the buck died and all that
was kept of the carcass was the antlers.
San Francisco Call, July 29, 1901, Page 10