The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Page: 326
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326 HAVOC MADE BY THE ANGRY STORM.
in accordance with plans adopted prior to the storm. He received
assurances that the storm would in no way affect the construction
of the sewerage system, and as soon as possible work would
W. B. Groseclose, assistant general freight agent of the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas Railroad, reached Galveston this evening.
He says the road will commence to receive grain for shipment to
Galveston on September 22. A large force of men is engaged
repairing one of the railroad bridges across Galveston Bay.
A force of Deputy United States Marshals under Marshal
Grant is guarding the entrance to Galveston, at Texas City, and
keeping away all persons who can show no good cause for coming
here. Crowds are daily leaving the city, a majority being women
and children. The city is still under martial law, and will remain
so indefinitely. Idlers and sightseers who elude the guards on the
mainland are upon their arrival here pressed into the street
SOME ACCOUNT OF CLARA BARTON.
Galveston, Tex., Septe nber I8.-Clara Barton, President of
the Red Cross Society, who came here to distribute relief supplies,
was stricken down at her work to-day while ministering to the victims
of the Galveston storm. She succumbed, like a soldier, at her
post. To-night she lies seriously ill at the Tremont Hotel.
She was stricken at a conference in her rooms at the Tremont,
with her staff of nine gathered about her. She had just finished
an outline of her work, assigning each member of her staff to the
particular part of the work that one was to do. Suddenly she
ceased speaking. Turning to Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, VicePresident
of the Red Cross, who sat at her side, she whispered:
"Begin talking. ,I am going to faint. Don't let'them see."
Miss Barton leaned back in her chair and Mrs. Mussey arose,
and, standing before her, began speaking. Without a sign to the
others Mrs. Mussey finished what she had to say and then dismissed
Galveston people arose with heavy hearts this morning. Tllou-
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