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The Transport Grant Spoken Off
Golden Gate Tuesday Night and
Reaches Frisco Wednesday.
North Dakota Delegation Qoes Out
to rieet and Greet the Returning:
Soldiers in the Bay.
Grant Has a Pleasant Voyage, and
There is One Death on the Voy=
age Across the Pacific.
Hen on Board Are All Well and Send
Messages of Cheer to Friends in
North Dakota.
The North Dakota boys are home.
The transport Grant was spoken oft
Golden Gate at 11:30 Tuesday night.
The vessel carrying the North Da
kotans on their return trip was ex­
pected to pass quarantine at 10
o'clock Wednesday morning,, and the
soldiers to land at noon.
The "following telegram was received
Wednesday morning from Senator
San Francisco, Aug. 29—At 11:30
p. m. the Grant has just been spoken.
The North Dakota delegation is in
readiness to go to the ship early In the
morning. The Grant is expected to
pass quarantine by 10 o'clock and the
•troops will land by noon.
The following telegram was received
by the Tribune at noon:
San Francisco, Aug. 30.—The trans­
port Grant arrived at midnight. It
is reported that all are well except
Harold Davis, corporal of Co. K, who
died on shipboard. The North Dakota
delegation is Just leaving on the gov­
ernment tug "Fearless" to board the
transport in the bay.
morrow morning.
San Francisco, Aug. 30.—Just re­
turned from transport Grant. Gapt.
Moffet and Lieutenants Newcomer
and McLean in splendid health and
also every man in Company A. Not
a sick man in company. Regiment
lost one man on trip, Harold Davis of
Troops will land to­
A special to the Tribune last night
from E. G. Patterson says: "Capt.
•.Moffet informs me that he brings
every Bismarck boy back except Swett
who re-enlisted in the regular army.
There will be a big parade of and for
the North Dakota regiment tomorrow,
In which all the military and navy
forces here will participate. We spent
two hours with the boys on the Grant
today. They are glad to get back."
The North Dakota troops are on the
soil they left a little over a year ago,
and after a year's battles In foreign
lands have returned home.
The news of their arrival will be re­
ceived with gladness' through all parts
of the state.
The North Dakota delegation to wel­
come the boys is about twenty-five
strong and have made preparations
for a royal reception, the plans in­
cluding a banquet at San Francisco for
the soldiers.
The Grant left Manila July 31 and
arrived at Frisco August 30, making
the trip across the Pacific in just
thirty days.
San Francisco, Aug. 30.—(Special.)—
The Grant slipped in through the
Golden Gate at midnight, and
anchored off the barge office to await
quarantine inspection. She has on
board 30 officers and *516 men of the
First North Dakota infantry, to­
gether with detachments of other reg­
iments. The Grant had a pleasant
run over, and the health of the men
has been materially improved by the
sea voyage.
The Grant left Manila July 31. She
arrived at Nagasaki and commenced
coaling immediately. August 8 she
left Nagasaki, and August 11 readied
Yokahama. She left Yokahama
August 14.
There was one death on board from
the time the transport left Manila
Corporal Harold Davis of Company
K, whose body is now on board.
So far as the voyage was concerned
there was little of incident besides a
smallpox scare, which developed be
fore the transport reached Yokahama.
As soon as the vessel arrived at Yofc
ahama she was ordered into quaran­
tine, Qnd all hands were put ashore
while she was fumigated. The ship
was released next. day and returned
to Nagasaki. She left for this port
the same afternoon with a clean bill
of health. When ppposite Kobe
some of the officers and the pilot
wished to land and make their way to
Yokahama overland but the author­
ities would not allow anyone ashore
until all hands had been examined
and was told that it would take too
long. The captain could not wait.
The Grant came home by the north­
ern route. She encountered some fog
and considerable cold weather, but
none of It was severe and withal the
trip was a pleasant one.
The transport was examined by
federal quarantine officers this morn­
ing and at 10 o'clock dropped down to
her dock.... Capt. Gearey of Fargo,
who was at the side of the
when she cast anchor, dropped
messages for folks at home.
The North Dakota regiment will
have been absent from the state about
sixteen months when they return to
the state and in the service of the
United States about a month more
than that—having nearly served out
their two years of enlistment—and
when the boys went into camp at
Fargo the first of May—some of them
were stfrald they would never get out
of the state. And a month from that
time they were en route to Frisco for
a trip half way around the world.
The regiment went into camp at Fargo
the first of May, 1898, from there to
Frisco the first of June, and left there
the last of June for the Philippines,
arriving there early in August. They
took part in the capture ol' Manila
Aug. 13, and garrisoned the town un­
til the attack by the insurgents Feb­
ruary 4. Since that time the regiment
has been busy. It has participated
in General Lawton's famous expedi­
tions through the island, and wound
up at Manila the latter part of May,
went then on another excursion, as­
sisted in the capture of Moroug, and
garrisoned the town until ordered in
to Manila to prepare for sailing. They
have seen plenty of service.
The regiment will remain in San
Francisco probably three weeks be­
fore mustered out and discharged, and
that will bring them back to the state
about September 25.
The boys stopped two days at Nag­
asaki, Japan. Captain Gearey wrote
from there: We dropped anchor in
the harbor yesterday (Saturday, Aug.
5) about 4 p. m. and I went ashore at
once. This country is very pictur­
esque. Nature has not done much
for this particular region but the Japs
have. They are very frugal and in­
dustrious, as you know, and the most
cleanly I have ever seen—not except­
ing our own well loved Americans. In
fact that is one of the conspicuous
features of the people and place. We
ride in jinrickshas, which are very
small carriages for one person and are
drawn by one Jap, in thills they run
for hours in the hot sun and seem
tireless. The dress here is more ab­
breviated than in the Philippines tem­
perature perhaps a little cooler. Called
on the American consul who seemed
glad to see us. The harbor is small
and safe with high hills on either side,
which are cultivated to the top.
Though labor is cheap many Cliiuose
are employed as servants here. The
Japs are good natured and contented.
The men go about on the streets with
only a breech clout on and many
wonidn are bare to the waist. Have
not seen a horse. We will be here
two days and then two at Yokahoma.
Another telegram from Yokohama,
Japan, dated Aug. 11 and sent via Van­
couver, stated that the Grant had ar­
rived there Aug. 11, and remained two
days and the boys were given an ova­
General Miller has commissions for
Sergeant Gorsucli of Compauy A and
Sergeant Mattison of Company and
Lieutenant Pray of Company G. The
commissions were issued before the
regiment left Frisco, but could not be
sent to Manila, as the time was too
short. The new officers will be mus­
tered in just before being mustered
out of the service.
Newark Hail a Hard Trip.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31.—The United
States cruiser Newark has arrived here
from the Atlantic seaboard after a long
and hard voyage. The Newark had a
narrow escape otf the Horn. She ran
short of coal while in a storm and had
to put into a sheltered place until boats
could be sent for assistance.
Get an Increase of Wages.
HAVANA, Aug. 31.—The threatened
ctrike of bakers here has been averted,
the men, according to the terms of
agreement, receiving an increase of
$7.50 per month. Both sides promise to
abide by the decision of the arbitrator.
Hall, Flood* and Tornados*.
Sioux CITY, la., Aug. 31.—Sioux City
insurance agents estimate that hail
losses in this (Woodbury) county have
aggregated $75,000 during the past sea­
son. This, with damage by floods,
cloudbursts and tornadoes, will bring
the total up to $250,000 for the summer.
The Alabama Show* Good Spaed.
LEWES, Del. Aug. 31.—The builders'
trial trip of tba battleship Alabama re­
sulted in the development of a maxi­
mum speed of 17^ knots. There was a
drizzling rain part of the run and a fog
hung over the water throughout the
No Pine Land Sale*.
ST. PAUL, Aug. 31.—The state timber
board, composed of the governor, au­
ditor and treasurer, has decided that no
sale of Btate stumpage would be made
this year because it was not believed
that any of the state's lumber is in
Arbitrate the Hankow Incident.
PEKIN, Aug. 31.—It has been arranged
between the Russian minister here, M.
de Giers, and the British charge d'af
fairs, Mr. Ironside, to submit the Han­
kow incident to arbitration.
Consignment of Carrier Pig.on*.
LONDON, Aug. 81.—A consignment of
carrier pigeons for military service was
sent from Dover to the United StateB,
Cincinnati Editor Has a Walk­
over for the Democratic
For the Ohio Governorship.
Cleal Majority on First
Resolutions Endorse Bryan and
the Chicago Platform in Its
ZANESVILLE, O., Aug. 31.—John R.
McLean was nominated for governor
on the first ballot, receiving 401 votes.
Kilbourne received 227, Rice 2i)^, Has­
kell 55, Sherwood 27, Seward 25 and
Lentz 6.
After the ballot the convention ad­
journed to 4 ]). m.
ZANESVILLE, O., Aug. 31.—Memorial
Hall was packed when Hon. W. S.
Thomas, chairman of the Democratic
state committee, called the Democratic
state convention to order. Very many
were unable to gain admission.
A. J. Andrews presented a gavel from
timber on the lands in this comity
where Thomas A. Hendricks, S. S. Cox,
Louis Cass and Hugh J. Jewett were
born and reared.
Chairman W. S. Thomas accepted
the gavel and made an address on the
work of the last campaign and the great
contest that was to be waged in the
year preceding the presidential election.
Judge W. P. Mooney, temporary
chairman of the convention, was then
introduced and was received with a
great ovation.
There were two reports by the com­
mittee on credentials. The vote on the
adoption of the majority report was
437 yeas and 303 noes. The Cuyahoga
delegation was still prohibited from
voting on this ballot.
With the 56 Cuyahoga votes added to
the 437, the McLean men then had 4!)3
to 309 for the combined opposition and
took everything without further con­
The report of the committee on per­
manent organization as decided on
Tuesday night, was amended so as to
make permanent the temporary organi­
zation. This continued Hon. Thomas
J. Cogan as secretory, as well as Judge
Mooney as chairman, and left the anti
McLean men without representation.
The only concession that has been made
was on the committee on permanent or­
ganization, but that report was not
adopted, and the temporary organiza­
tion was continued.
The platform adopted contains a
strong arraignment of the administra­
tion at nearly all points, the Philippine
and anti-trust planks being especially
strong. It also declares for the initia­
tive and referendum and for election of
senators by popular vote.
The Chicago platform and Bryan are
endorsed in the following words, which
introduce the resolutions:
"We heartily reaffirm the entire Chi­
cago platform of 1896 and we especially
emphasize the financial plank therein,
and we continue to demand the free
and unlimited coinage of silver and
gold as equal in primary money at the
ratio of 16 to 1, independent of all other
nations in the world.
"The Hon. William J. Bryan still re­
tains our entire confidence and we de­
mand his renomination in 1900."
Illinois Operator. Refuse the Demand*
of Their Employe*.
SPRINGFIELD, Ills., Aug. 31.—The op­
erators of the coal mines in the Chicagc
and Alton sub-district held a confer­
ence at the Leland hotel and decided
that they could not pay the scale foi
mining asked by the United Mine
Workers of America unless they oper­
ated their mines at a loss, and reached
the conclusion that they would allow
their mines to remain idle.
Advance In Inspection Fee*.
ST. PAUL, Aug. 81.—The state rail­
way and warehouse commission has
decided to increase the fee for weigh­
ing and inspecting grain to 20 cents a
car for each service. It is estimated
that this fee will cover the expenses ot
the weighing and inspection depart­
ment, including the additional expenses
of maintaining the board of appeals.
Moorhead Normal Open*.
MOORHEAD, Minn., Aug. 81. The
normal school has opened with a large
attendance. The ladies' hall is full and
a large number of the lady students
will be obliged to seek accommodations
elsewhere. The indications are that
the attendance at the school will be
larger than any in Us history.
Cavalry for Darlen.
DARIEN, Ga., Aug. 81.—Four troops
of cavalry have been ordered to relieve
the infantry on duty here since last
Thursday. The cavalry will beundei
the charge of Colonel Laeton of the
First Georgia regiment and remain as
long as it is deemed necessary to keep
troana for tha ^reservation of nrdar.
Riotou* Mobs Are Again at Work lb
CLEVELAND, Aug. 31.—Rioting and
disorder brolco out anew during the
evening in connection with the strike
on the lines of the Big Consolidated
street railway and four cars were nearly
demolished, while the crews were com­
pelled to flee for their lives. It was
only after determined efforts on the
of 30 police under Captain Bradley
w.at order was finally restored. Tho
first rioting of the evening occurred on
Central avenue, where an eastbonnd
car jumped the track. It was about 6
o'clock and workingmen were return­
ing home from the factories and mills
in the vicinity. A mob of several hun­
dred people soon gathered and tho law­
less element began to stone the'car and
crew. Another eastbound car soon ar­
rived at the crossing and was brought
to a standstill.
Kraploye* Roughly Handled.
The inotormen and conductor's were
pulled from tho cars and only succeeded
in escaping after passing through a
gauntlet of rocks and stones. The crew
of the first car fared as bad and even
worse, the motorman being quite badly,
if not seriously injured. A westbound
car was also stopped at the crossing and
the crew was nearly mobbed by the
now frantic crowd. The front and rear
vestibules of all the cars were utterly
demolished, while every window was
broken. They presented a dilapidated
appearance when taken to the barns by
the wrecking crew. Later in the even
ing a mob of about 3,000 people stopped
a car at the corner of Central and Lin
colli avenues, which is a residence por­
tion of the city. The crew of this car
was saved from serious injury by the
arrival of a detachment of police. It is
expected many arrests will follow the
Transport Bearing the North Dakota,
Itlnlio and Wyoming Troops Arrives.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31.—The trans­
port Grant, bearing the Idaho, Wyom­
ing and North Dakota regiments, was
arrived. The Grant left Nagaskion the
17th inst.
The total number aboard the Grant,
including a crew of ISO, was 1,619.
There were five deaths en route, as
Sergeant Benjamin Moore, H, First
Wyoming, dysentery.
Hospital steward Frederick Durham,
jumped overboard while temporarily
Corporal Thomas Olsen, F, Wyoming,
died at Nagasaki.
Robert Starrall, fireman.
Corporal David Harrold, K, First
North Dakota.
Pandemonium Broke Loose In Omaha
Early in the Morning.
OMAHA, Aug. 31. Pandemonium
broke loose in Omaha at 7 a. m., wliei.
the three trains bearing the First Ne
biaska regiment pulled into the Bur­
lington depot. The crowd assemblea
at the depot was immense. As the first
train arrived, the cheers of tho thou­
sands of people were added to tho din
of whistles, bells and other noise-pro
Promptly at 9 o'clock the parade was
formed. The regiment was formally
welcomed at the city hall by Mayoi
Moores, Governor Poynter and othei
city and state officials. After the for­
mal addresses, the soldiers went to tin
exposition grounds where they spenl
the day.
Idollta Gets the Winner's Share of the
820,000 Horse Beview Stakes.
DUBUQUE, la., Aug. 31. Idolita,
owned by Frank Jones of Portsmouth,
N. H., pulled down the winner's shart
of The Horse.Review stakes for 3-year
old trotters. The little bay walked
away from the field in three straight
heats. The purse was worth $20,00C
and was the third of a series of futurity
offerings put up by Mr. John C. Bauei
of Chicago.
The 2:20 pace, worth $3,000, was easj
money for the favorite, Robert Fitzsim
mons, and the Central stake, for 2:1S
trotters, was captured by Sir Charles.
Fifteen thousand people witnessed the
day's races.
Harrying Troop* Away.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31.—All haste
is being used to dispatch the troops now
waiting here to Manila. It is expected
that the entire casual detachment now
at the Presidio will set sail within
about two weeks. The Puebla left dur
ing the day with 650 recruits, the War
ren goes on Sept. 1 and the Columbia
on Sept. 5 with as many recruits ami
casuals as they can carry. If those as­
signments do not take up all tho re­
cruits now at the Presidio the remain­
der will be shipped on the Sherman,
which will be ready in about 10 days.
Hay Drop Interchangeable Mileage.
ST. PAUL, Aug. 31.—The Chicago-St.
Paul lines are considering the wisdom
of abolishing the interchangeable mile­
age system and substituting anew plan
whereby rates will be obtainable on un­
used portions of mileage tickets. The
Omaha. Milwaukee and Burlington ara
understood to favor the plan and it was
predicted that the change would gv
into effect before the first of the vear
«.* t***.*, Ct
Aguiiialdo Reported to
Ordered Ilis Generals in
To Make an Attempt.
Americans From
to Drive
Entrenching and
Americans Are
Have No Fear of tho
MANILA, Aug. 31.-0:30 p. m.—It ia
reported that Aguinaldo, the Filipino
leader, has ordered the rebel generals
in the province of Cavite to close in on
and attempt to take the town of Imus,
and it is added that troops are concen­
trating around tho town from the lake
country. The rebels, it is further said,
have an outpost of 7UU men on the Las
Marinas road and an equal force in the
town of Auabo. The Americans arc
entrenching the town,, and they have
no fear of tho result of any attack by
the rebels.
Revision of lliuiklȣ System Necessary
For Our Now Commerce.
SEATTLE, Aug. 31.—Congressman Mc
Cleary of Minnesota, a member of the
house committee on banking and cur­
rency, who is visiting here, said in an
"There will be several important
questions to come tip at the next ses­
sion of congress. We will have the
problem of the Philippines with us, and
a recognition of the fact that we are
now a world power and will hereafter
be consulted with in matters concern­
ing the nations. Also that we are a
greater nation, reaching out after new
commerce. This latter fact implies
two or three things. We must have
the best machinery of commerce. We
must have a sufficient fupply of Amer­
ican ships to carry all American goods
and we must have such revision of oui
banking system as will give us the
poper instruments to carry on this
world-wide commerce.
"The most important thing is to be
able to issue drafts at New York, San
Francisco or Seattle payable in
Hong Kong, without our having tc
pay tribute to the financial exchanges
of Loudon. We have more capital in
this country at the present day than
Great Britain ever had, yet we, as a
part of the whole world, must pay trib­
ute to her. I want to see New York
or some other American city the clear­
ing house of the world, as it hastlr
right to be.
"One of the faults is in our banking
laws, which do not permit the estab­
lishment of any branch of a national
bank. This law should be repealed. It
is one essential factor in our develop­
ment, that our banking houses have
branches in all countries of the world.
Then we can carry on commerce with
tho world as wo should."
Cleveland Newspaper Man Develop* the
Gruato»t of All Combinations.
CLEVELAND, Aug. si.—To combine
the combinations, or "trusts," is the
object of an incorporation the papers
for which were taken out in New Jer'
sey a short time ago. This movement
is the outcome of the studies for many
years of Russell Thompson, a Cleveland
newspaper man, working upon the
problem of giving profitable employ­
ment to the immense productive capac­
ity which, though obviously available,
is not used. His study has led him tc
declare in what is pronounced to be the
foundation of a new school of economics
that a business system in which estab­
lishments are disconnected is organ­
ically incapable of using more than a
small part of all industrial power in
reach, but that a
Comprehensive Consolidation
could use most of it with a consequent
wealth increase so rapid as to change,
the whole condition of society.
Mh Thompson formed a corporation,
some months ago, under the name ol
the Central company, filing a chartex
at Trenton through a New Jersey regis­
tration and trust company. Several
prominent business men in Cleveland
have been quietly aiding and encourag­
ing these preliminaries. Those whe
have financially assisted the promotei
have extensive corporate and banking
connections. Communications have
been addressed to most of the consoli­
dation directorates, announcing the
project and explaining it.
Partial Agreement.
NEW YORK, Aug. 81.— It is stated on
authority that the conference between
President Truesdale of the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western railway,
with Chief Arthur of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers at Scranton,
has resulted in an agreement that all
engineers on regular passenger runs
shall be paid a stated sum for each 10"
miles run

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