The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Page: 469
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RELIEF TRAINS AND HOSPITALS. 469
mainland; the telegraph companies, putting their heavy losses
behind them, are restoring their wires as fast as men can do it;
the telephone company is doing likewise, and the wharf companies
are similarly engaged. As the 'News' understands it,
the Southern Pacific Company proposes to double its force to
complete the improvement which was so damaged by the storm.
"The waterworks will soon be restored, the street railway
repaired, and all the other elements of a metropolitan life placed
in working order. The ships will come into the harbor for traffic
and get it, and that traffic will afford employment to thousands.
If the people will take heart, they will soon find that all has not
been lost, and, moreover, much is to be saved. If we lost 5000
people, there are more than 30,000 to be provided for; if we have
lost $I5,ooo,ooo in property, we still have that much to save and
"There is much to hope for and to strive for, and we must
hope and strive to save ourselves and meet the expectations of
the world. The 'News' received a telegram last night from a
great New York paper inquiring if Galveston would rebuild.
The answer was sent back that Galveston did not intend to succumb
to her crushing misfortune, but would again resume her
place as the great port of the Gulf. This is the duty of the
people here, and the 'News' expects in good time to see all the
energies of the people concentrated upon the great work of recuperation
and restoration. Will this expectation meet disappointment?
Knowing this people for nearly sixty years, the 'News'
Colonel John D. Rogers was at Toronto, Ont., when the big
storm swept Galveston. He and Colonel D. C. Giddings, of.
Brenham, have gone North together for a vacation every summer
for several years past, and this year they picked Toronto as the
place of recreation. As soon as the news of the storm reached
them they started for Texas, and Colonel Rogers arrived on
Friday, the I4th.
Here’s what’s next.
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