The great Galveston disaster, containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times including vivid descriptions of the hurricane

CRY OF DISTRESS IN GALVESTON. 67
WORK AT THE WATER WORKS.
Work on the water works had not progressed so satisfactorily
as had been hoped for. The men did not work last night. Chief
Engineer Reynolds has not been at the works since yesterday
morning. Alderman McMaster took charge of the work to-day.
The machinery has been cleared of the debris and the pipes found
to be badly damaged, and plumbers, steam fitters and boiler makers
are at work on them. Mr. McMaster says he thinks it will be possible
to turn water into the mains to-morrow.
All saloons were closed by the Chief of Police on Sunday. At
a meeting of the General Committee with the city officials to-day,
the policing of the city was discussed. Mayor Jones announced
that Adjutant General Scurry would take charge of the situation
with the soldiers and citizen soldiery. The city is patrolled by
about 2,000 police officers, special officers, soldiers and deputy
sheriffs. Deputy Chief of Police Amundsen is acting as Chief.
Chief of Police Ketchum is engaged in other work outside of the
police department.
STRICT POLICE RULES.
No liquor is permitted to be sold under any circumstances,
unless ordered by the chairman of one of the committees or by a
physician, who must state that it is to be used for medicinal purposes.
All persons not having business on the streets after dark
must be identified before they will be allowed to pass. Unless identification
is forthcoming they are arrested. No person is allowed
to work in or about any building unless he has a written permit
signed by the Chief of Police or Deputy Chief. No person is permitted
to carry furniture or other property through the streets
unless he has a written permit from the proper authority. No
gambling is permitted, and any violations of this rule are prosecuted
to the fullest extent.
During the storm Saturday night the young men of the Boddiker
family, with the aid of a skiff, rescued over forty people and
took them to the University building, where they found shelter.

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 29, 2014.