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build will be substantial, but of temporary character. We shall
subsequently replace it with a more enduring structure. There is
no reason why Galveston ought not to resume normal commercial
conditions in ten days.
" So much progress has been made toward the rehabilitation
of the city, and so harmoniously are the various working forces
working that General McKibben, who was ordered here with his
staff to assist the authorities, has decided that his presence is no
longer necessary, and he has made arrangements to leave for
" The hiding place of three ghouls was discovered in a beached
dredge formerly used by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
Three satchels, filled with jewelry and money, were seized. The
men, who are whites, will probably be shot.
BANKS ASK MILLION DOLLAR LOAN.
"The cashier of the Island City Bank left the city last night
for Houston. He carried with him a petition from the Associated
Galveston Banks begging the Houston bankers to advance them
$I,O000,OO. By an agreement made among the Galveston banks,
no check for more than $25 is now honored. It is impossible for
nine out of ten Galveston merchants to meet any promissory notes
that are about to fall due, and if assistance is not obtained the merchants,
as well as the banks, must go down.
" Every time a schooner or a catboat was filled to its safety
limit with human freight, and the way was barred, women would
gesticulate wildly and in choking voice implore even standing
room. Nine hundred refugees left the city yesterday, and io,ooo
more would have left to-day if facilities were at hand."
Excellent work in saving lives during the hurricane at Galveston
was done by the officers and crew of the revenue cutter Galveston,
which was stationed at that port.
The first mail through from the stricken city reached Washington
on the I5th, and brought two letters from Chief Engineer
W. H. Whitaker of the Galveston. Under date of September 9,
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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/m1/228/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .