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: 280
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280 RELIEF WORK FOR THE SICK AND ahiMG.
opened and disinfectants generally distributed. .Several other streets
in the central part of the city were put in a sanitary condition.
"The depot for sanitary supplies established by the Board of
Health issued yesterday fifty-four sacks and eighty-four barrels of
lime, twenty-five sacks of charcoal, twenty boxes of powdered disinfectants,
ten cans of oil and three barrels of carbolic acid. All
of this was distributed over the city for disinfection.
Out in the suburbs large forces were at work cleaning the
streets and opening the gutters. The result of their work is very
noticeable to one who went out in the evening after having gone over
the same ground the day before. The work of clearing the streets
of broken telephone and telegraph poles and wires, as well as poles
and wires of other kinds, has been begun in earnest. The great
broken poles with their loads of wires are lowered to the ground
and the wires removed as rapidly as possible.
THE SHERIFF'S WORK.
" Sheriff Thomas reports that he and his posses buried and
cremated thirty-eight bodies in Hurd's lane, twenty-one bodies at
Sydnor's Bayou, and thirteen bodies in Eagle Grove. Sheriff
Thomas says there are still one hundred bodies to be buried just
outside the city limits, and he has no idea of how many more down
the island. f
" Fully $I,500,000 worth of vessel property is tied up on
the lowlands. There was more thah this until the British
steamer Mora was floated on Wednesday. There are seven ocean
going steamers grounded in different parts of the bay, and the prospect
some of them ever getting from their positions is quite
" The steamer Roma is probably in the tightest place. She
broke from her moorings at pier No. 15 during the storm and went
westward to the county bridge, tearing her way through the other
bridges until she went aground on or near Deer Island. It is
feared her days of usefulness are over, for it would take as much
as she is worth to dredge a channel from her position to water deep
enough to float her.
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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/m1/338/: accessed April 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .