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to the distressed. Thousands of residents of Galveston ought to
be brought out of there as fast as boats can bring them to the
mainland, and establish them in charity or detention camps on
high ground, where they can get pure air and water and receive
attention which cannot be given to them on the island.
" I hope Governor Sayres will find authority to enforce some
such policy. This relief work is going to be an all-winter task.
Persons who have lost homes and places of business must be taken
charge of until they can properly take care of themselves."
THE FINANCIAL OUTCOME.
The effect that Galveston's disaster may have upon the financial
obligations of that city was an interesting topic among local
financiers. Whether the bonds will be paid when due or whether
interest default will result when coupons are presented is a mooted
question in certain circles. J. B. Adone, banker, of Dallas, and
former member of the old banking firm of Flippin, Adone
Lester, Paul. The great Galveston disaster, containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times including vivid descriptions of the hurricane. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26719/. Accessed December 21, 2013.