The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Page: 99
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THE GUIF CITY A MASS OF RUINS. 9:}
The transport McPherson left at noon Monday, the 7th, for
Galveston, carrying supplies which were contributed through the
The Citizens' Committee of the association deposited in bank
$26,775, making a gross total of $40,526 so deposited. Secretary
Corwine immediately afterward wired Governor Sayers authorizing
him to draw $12,000 in addition to the $12,ooo offered the day
before. Mayor Jones, of Galveston, was also notified of the telegrams
of the Governor.
The steamer El Sud, of the Morgan Line, sailed for Galveston
with a large contribution of food supplies and clothing for the
Relief Committee, which was contributed through the Merchants'
A despatch from Clark, South Dakota, says that Governor
Roosevelt has authorized Colonel William J. Young, of the Executive
Department of Albany, N. Y., to issue an appeal for aid on
behalf of the Galveston sufferers. J. Pierpont Morgan was named
by the Governor as chairman of such committee and authorized to
CLARA BARTON GOES TO TEXAS.
Miss Clara Barton, President of the National Red Cross, and
her staff, left for Galveston, accompanied by Mary Agnes Coombs,
the Secretary of the Executive Committee in New York during the
It was the intention of the Salvation Army to equip a hospital
car for Galveston. There were to be physicians and nurses on
board and a large supply of hospital necessities. This car will be
kept at Galveston as long as needed.
A meeting of Americans, resident and transient, in Paris was
held at the Chamber of Commerce on September I3th for the purpose
of devising a method for raising funds to assist the sufferers
at Galveston. The United States Ambassador, General Horace
Porter, was elected President; George Monroe, the banker, was
made Treasurer, and Francis Kimball was appointed Secretary.
Resolutions of sympathy with the people of Galveston were
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