The great Galveston disaster, containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times including vivid descriptions of the hurricane Page: 98
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98 THE GUI,F CI'T'Y \A MASS OF RUINS.
they are fit subjects for the hand of charity along with the unfortunates
from Galveston. Governor Sayers promptly wired them
that they should be looked after.
Touching on the subject of needs of the flood sufferers and
the funds being furnished him for the purpose, Governor Sayers
stated to-day that it would take at least one million and possibly a
million and one-half to render the assistance that would be beneficial
to the flood sufferers. Many of them will have to be supported
for possibly the next two months, and it will require an
immense amount of money to do this, inasmuch as there are estimated
to be io,ooo destitute at Galveston and fully twice that
many along the main shore.
From points along the coast comes the report that a great
amount of wreckage is being thrown up by the Gulf and hundreds
of people have wandered miles down the coast, seeking among the
wreckage for valuables. The household property of Galveston people
is strewn from Rockport in Mantagorda Bay along 2co miles
of coast front. Every conceivable household article is to be found
strewn along the sands. Valuables are literally lining the coast.
Trunks, valises, bureaus, chests and the like are being deposited
on the shore.
People are pouring up from the coast by the train load. Many
are going to relatives in the central and northern part of the State,
and others are stopping in Houston. Of course, this applies to the
more prosperous class of the Galvestonians, if there can be any
MONEY AND SUPPLIES FOR THE SUFFERERS.
The subscriptions in New York up to Thursday, the I3th, for
the relief of the Galveston sufferers were:
Merchants' Association, $52,099; Mayors' Fund, $7000; New
York Mercantile Exchange Fund, $2000; New York Cotton
Exchange Fund, $5300; New York Stock Exchange Fund, $rI,Ioo;
New York Produce Exchange Fund, $Io,5oo; Chamber of
Commerce Fund, $25,000o; miscellaneous subscriptions, $30,000.
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