The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Page: 228
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228 DOOMED CITY TURNED TO CHAOS.
possible. The committee on transportation purposes to see that
women and children get a chance to leave here first, and ablebodied
men will not be permitted to leave during the first few
days. If sightseers come anyway they will find it difficult to get
in and still more difficult to get'out of the city.
Mayor Jones received a telegram to-day from President,
McKinley, expressing his sorrow that Texas had been vi.'ted by
such a dreadful calamity, and advising that he had instructed the
Secretary of War to render all the assistance possible.
The Mayor also received a telegram from the Kansas City
Chamber of Commerce, saying that body stood ready to help, and
asking what it could do.
The steamer " George Hudson " arrived from Beaumont this
afternoon with a carload of ice, 5000 barrels of water, and provisions.
Mr. John F. Keith, who came with the tug, said he
would take Ioo passengers with him in the morning, and he
would bring the tug on another trip with lime and provisions.
Fortunately, Galveston has not been entirely without ice. The
Red Snapper Company had a large supply on hand, and it has
been letting people have it at wholesale prices. This supply will
last a day or two, and ice will then be gladly received. Three of
the schooners of the Red Snapper Company reached here from
Campechy banks to-day, filled with fish.
DEAD ANIMALS CARRIED ACROSS THE BAY.
The fish were given away by the thousands to all who came
for them. Animals are being dumped into the bay, which go out
with the tide and coming ashore by the hundreds at Bolivar peninsula.
Parties started to bury them, but the few people on the
peninsula found it impossible. They came to the city to implore
the authorities to send men there to bury these animals and to
quit throwing them into the bay. The dumping into the bay had
already been stopped, as there was little wind and the carcasses
Between Fifteenth street and Avenue C, running on a line
parallel with the island, a great mass of wreckage is piled as high
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