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THE STORM'S MURDEROUS FURY. 411
and large quantities are arriving daily. Over a carload were taken
from the wharves yesterday and sent to the Health Department's
supply depot, and almost as much was taken from that place and
distributed over the city. As fast as it cal be done the city is being
placed in a thoroughly sanitary condition. Much was done
yesterday in the way of removing debris and disposing of animal
The sick and wounded are receiving the best of treatment, and
the facilities are such now that any one needing medical treatment
can have it by letting the fact be known. Besides the other hospitals
and medical relief stations already in service, the marine
hospital and refugee camp was opened" up yesterday afternoon and
is in shape to care for a large number of patients. A number of
those able to travel have been taken from the hospitals and sent in
the revenue cutter and'by other means of transportation to Houstol
and other relief'stations on tile mainland. In all the outlook
from a health standpoint is very encouraging.
ANXIOUS ABOUT THE CITY'S HEALTH.
The Auxiliary Board of Health met at the usual time and
place on the i8th with almost all the Board present. President
Wilkinson called the meeting to order, and after it had been decided
to waive the regular order of business and dispense with the
reading of the minutes and the reports from the committees, Dr.
Trueheart offered the following resolution and moved that it adopted:
" Be it resolved by the Board of Health and the Auxiliary
Health Board of the city of Galveston, General Thomas Scurry in
command, concurring, that the surgeon in charge of each and every
hospital, permanent or temporary, and all camps and one and allfo
the medical relief stations for the care of the sick and wounded wittii
the corpora, limits, are hereby instructed and empowered to prooa
without delay to thoroughly cleanse, disinfect and place in as perfect
sanitary condition as practicable their respective hospitals, stations
or camps and the premises thereof for the care of the wounded
and sick, and they are hereby authorized to send in requisitions to
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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/m1/469/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .