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: 119
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HARROWING DETAILS OF THE DISASTER. 119
As already stated, the first estimates of the number lost
were much too low, and all the facts show that probably 8000 is
not too high an estimate.
Austin, Tex., Sept. I4.-The fund for the relief of the Galveston
sufferers now aggregates nearly $i,ooo,ooo and it will
probably reach $1,500,000 by to-morrow night. Most of this
amount is in the hands of Governor Sayres, who will direct the
work of expending it for food, supplies and other relief measures.
The Governor will not give out for publication an itemized list of
the contributions for several days.
Numerous inquiries from the East have been received as to
the best way to send subscriptions to the Governor for the Galveston
Relief Fund. The Austin National Bank, of this city,
which is the United States depository for Texas, has notified the
Governor that it will make transfers of all contributions for Galveston
free of charge by wire or draft. Remittances may be sent
direct for transfer to Governor Sayres.
The House of Representatives has sanctioned a motion to
send a cablegram to the President of the United States expressing
the condolence of the Government and people of Peru over the
catastrophe at Galveston.
APPEAL TO DRUGGISTS IN HOUSTON.
To all druggists: The storm stricken district is very much
in need of the following drugs: Iodoform, chloride of lime, guni
camphor, assafetida, crude carbolic acid, phenol sodique, gauze
bandages, quinine and iodoform gauze. Contributions should be
sent to t he Houston Relief Committee.
A. E. KESLING,
Houston Relief Committee.
"Cnicago's first offering of food and clothing for the Texas
sufferers left here last night (Thursday, the I3th), over the Rock
Island Road on a special train of six cars that has the right of
way over all trains as far as Fort Worth, Texas. Other cars
packed at Rock Island, Davenport, Muscatine, Topeka, Kansas
City, St. Joseph and Wichita will be picked up on the way, and
Here’s what’s next.
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