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VAST ARMY OF HELIP'IESS VICTIMS.. 181
tion with the outside world, and have already partially succeeded,
and I am assured that within the next few days normal conditions
with reference to telegraphic communication will prevail.
"The situation in Galveston has been in most instances accurately
reported, and the distress of the people is great. Galveston
and vicinity need at once the assistance of all people. Remittances
of money should be made to John Sealy, Treasurer Relief
Committee, acknowledgment of which will be made.
"WALTER C. JONES, Mayor."
DISTRESS AT ALVIN.
Houston, Texas, September 15.-The following statement and
appeal came from R. W. King, of Alvin, Texas:
"I arrived in Alvin from Dallas, and was astonished and
bewildered by the sight of devastation on every side. Ninetyfive
per cent. of the houses in this vicinity are in ruins, leaving
6,ooo people absolutely destitute. Everything in the way of crops
is destroyed, and unless there is speedy relief there will be exceedingly
" The people need and must have assistance. Need money to
rebuild their homes and buy stock and implements. They need
food-flour, bacon, corn. They must have seeds for their gardens,
so as to be able to do something for themselves very soon. Clothing
is badly needed. Hundreds of women and children are without
a change, and are already suffering. Some better idea may be
had of the distress when it is known that box-cars are being improvised
as houses and hay as bedding.
" Only fourteen houses in the town of Alvin are standing on
their foundations, and they are badly damaged. While the great
sympathetic heart of this grand Nation is responding so generously
for the stricken city of Galveston, it should be remembered also
that the smaller towns-where the same condition of total wreck
exists, though miraculously with smaller loss of life-need immediate
help from a liberal people."
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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, book, 1900~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26719/m1/224/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .