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: 410
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410 THE STORM'S MURDEROUS FURY.
after the general welfare of the citizens. Camps will be established
and comfortable quarters provided for all those who will be
subjected to this ruling, and ample notice will be served upon the
tenants of such houses. It is not compulsory that all such persons
must accept tent accommodations, as it will be discretionary with
them to move into some other house or other premises away from
the forbidden district.
ADVISED TO LEAVE THE CITY.
In this regard it may be well to call attention to the advice
given early in the present military regime that all those who can
leave the city should do so; especially does this apply to women
and children. A month away from the scenes of the calamity
would prove beneficial to their general health, and would greatly
aid in facilitating the work of cleaning the city and putting it in a
thorough sanitary condition. A man who knows his family is enjoying
good health away from Galveston can do better work at
home under existing conditions. Should any of his family be
taken sick here at home, he would necessarily be compelled to give
them his time and attention, and this would greatly interfere with
the progress of the good work so laudably commenced.
Another important order issued was one which establishes a
cattle corral, where idle cattle and horses will be cared for and fed
and used in public service if the emergency requires. There are
a large number of unclaimed and strayed stock running at large
about the city. A number of cows have been picked up by people
who out of compassion for the suffering beasts fed and cared for
them. Several cases have been reported where families leaving
the city after the storm turned their stock and horses loose on the
streets, or, strictly speaking, who in their haste to leave the city,
failed to collect their stock which had strayed away during the
The work under the direction of the Health Department is
pushed with vigor. All the departments are working systematically
and doing all that is possible under the circumstances. As
fast as disinfectants arrive they are being distributed over the city,
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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/m1/468/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .