.74 CRY OF DISTRESS IN GALVESTON.
San Antonio. Lieutenant Ferguson, of General McKibben's staff,
expects to take two car loads of food to Galveston to-day. A telegram
from New Orleans says that the exchanges there have raised
$6,ooo for the sufferers.
Dr. C. P. Wertenbacker, in charge of the Marine Hospital Service
in New Orleans, has arrived here. He has special instructions
to look after the welfare of steamers which may be in distress in
Galveston. Dr. Wertenbacker believes that two camps may have
to be established by the Government, one for those who cannot
leave Galveston and one for those who may come here. The
National Government will send the necessary tents, and the local
authorities are providing cots in large numbers.
AN APPEAL TO THE FREE MASONS.
Houston, Tex., Sept. I2.-An appeal has been sent out by the
Masonic Grand Master to the Masonic lodges and members in
Texas, urging them to remit or contribute to the assistance of the
Grand Commander W. F. Randolph, of North Carolina
Knights Templar, to-day telegraphed the following to subordinate
commanders of North Carolina:
" Our fraters in Texas in dire distress because of recent storm.
Immediate relief imperative. Grand Master appeals for funds.
Wire or send quickly to Henry B. Stoddard, Deputy Grand Master,
SUBSCRIPTIONS UNDER WAY.
Wilmington, Del., Sept. I2.-H. L. Evans
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