CRY OF DISTRESS IN GALVESTON. 73
Place. Lives lost. Property loss.
Sabine. . ............ 40,000
Patton . ..
Rollover ... ...... ,000
Belleville ........ 50,000
Hempstead. I 5,000
Brookshire 2 35,000
Waller county .3 I,00000
Arcola . ... 2 5,000
Saratatia .... . 5,000
Other points . ......... I00,000
Dickinson. ........... 7 30,000
Texas City .... .. 5 150,000
Columbia . .... 8 15,000
Sandy Point ............ 8 I0,000
Near Brazoria (convicts) ... 15 I,000
Damage to railroads outside of Galveston . . 200,000
Damage to telegraph and telephone wires outside
of Galveston ........ 30,000
Damage to cotton crop, estimated on average crop of counties
affected, 50,000 bales at $60 per bale; total, $3,000,000. Losses to
live stock cannot be estimated, but thousands of horses and cattle
have been killed all over the storm district.
RELIEF PUSHED FORWARD NIGHT AND DAY.
Relief for those stricken in the awful calamity is now beginning
to pour in from all over the country. Relief committees are
being organized, and food, clothing and money raised to be sent
here as rapidly as the special trains can carry the supplies to the
people so sorely in need of them.
The Relief Committee here announces that the subscriptions
in cash are in excess of $15,000, and that in addition to the provisions
which have been forwarded from here the Federal Government
has ordered 50,ooo rations, which are now on their way from
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 12, 2013.