Galveston Revenue Cutter

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Galveston Revenue Cutter - former supplies said help been sure_ task."...
former supplies said help been sure_ task." situation of rail the from Louis, can of from too, such according tonight, Bay, Aransas by make Porter. Christi, has of 189 and for and carcases St. sent Express "all including the FUND APPROACHES - $20,000 AS CENTRAL COMMITTEE CANVASSES CANVASSES CITY. Galveston's fund for the relief of storm sufferers along the Texas coast in the vicinity of Corpus Christi approached approached $20,000 with yesterday's contributions contributions of $3,813.31 in collections by the central relief committee and $-:2G.75 subscribed at the office of The Galveston News, a total of $4,421.06 $4,421.06 for the day.' The unofficial total to date is $17,345.81, with a number of organizations yet to be heard from. With, thirty-eight refugees aboard, the United States coast guard revenue cutter Comanche, Captain Benjamin Little Urockway, commanding, arriv at 10 o'clock yesterday mornlng_froin Port Aransas and docked at'Pier 12. She was met at the wharf by Mayor H. 0. Sappington, Fred C. Pabst, collector collector of customs for tjie port of. Galveston; Galveston; representatives o f - t h e committee and the Galveston Red Cross chapter. The youngest person aboard the Comanche Comanche was Miss Geraldine Reynolds, 10 months old,' and the oldest was E. H. Simonton, 75 years old. Mrs. Simonton, though compelled to use crutches, declined to be carried, and her son, J. A. Simonton of Port Arthur, Arthur, who hastened to his mother's assistance assistance immediately after the storm, helped her to a waiting automobile. Numbered among the crew were seven coast guards under the leadership leadership of R. W. Dicrlam, keeper of station No. 221 at Port Aransas, which was completely demolished. Nothing remained but a sma.ll motor lorry, which was brought to Galveston swinging swinging from the davits of the Comanche. The men lowered the boat and put for the local station on the channel dike. Scores of lives were saved during during two days and nights' continuous work by the coast guards, according the stories told by the survivors. Although the sea was boisterous, refugees stood the trip fairly well, most of the women being able to their own way from the vessel. With all their belongings in a few much- used suit cases and trunks of ancient vintage, the party wa« assigned to comfortable quarters, many of them hav- ig friends or relatives with whom intend to rest for a few days before again starting out into the world. Mrs. Dierlam, wife of the station keeper at Port Aransas, was ill when she arrived and was taken at" once the John Sealy Hospital, where Mayor Sappington had made arrangements for medical attention for her. El Mina Shrine Band will give a concert this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the city auditorium for the benefit of the flood sufferers. The tickets of admission admission will be 50c. Reports from the entertainment committee yesterday in- (Continucd on Page 10.) to a do a .

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 21 Sep 1919, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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