40 A NIGHT OF HORRORS.
A copy of this telegram was sent to the Mayor of Galveston
as well as to Governor Sayers.
"t.Allsi1, Texas, September Io.-The President, \ashington:
Very mllany thanks for your telegram. Your action will be greatly
appreciated alnd gratefully remembered by the people of Texas
I iiav tllis day requested the Secretary of xWar to forw ard rations
and tents to Galveston. Josv;pIii D. SAviERs,
G (overnor of Texxas."
CLARA BARTON READY FOR RELIEF WORK.
Miss Clara Barton issued the following appeal in behalf of the
"The American National Red Cross, at \Vashington, D. C., is
appealed to on all sides for help and for tile privilege to help in
the terrible disaster which has befallen Southern and Central
Texas. It remembers the floods of the Ohio and Mississippi, of
Johnstownxl, ald of Port Royal, with their thousands of dead and
months of suffering and needed relief, and turns confidently to the
people of tle United States, whose sympathy has never failed to
help provide the relief tliat is asked of it now. Nineteen years of
experience on nearly as many fields renders the obligations of the
Red Cross all tlhe greater. Thle people have long learned its
work, and it must again open its accustomed avenues for their
charities. It does not beseech them to give, for their sympathies
are as deep and tleir humanity as great as its own, but it pledges
to them faithful old-time Red Cross relief work among the stricken
victims of these terrible fields of suffering and death.
" He gives twice who gives quickly.
" Contributions may be wired or sent by mail to our Treasurer,
William J. Flather, Assistant Cashier Riggs National Bank, Washington,
D. C.; also to the local Red Cross committees of the Red
Cross India Famine Fund, at I56 Fifth avenue, New York City, and
the Louisiana Red Cross of New Orleans, both of whom will report
all donations for immediate acknowledgment by us.
"President National American Red Cross."
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