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 transport.

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, Calinog, Panay."

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 one.

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 convicted.

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
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