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: XII
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CHAPTER VII. PAGE
Not a House in Galveston Escaped Damage-Young and Old,
Rich and Poor, Hurried to a Watery Grave-Citizens
With Guns Guarding the Living and the Dead ... 129
Fears of Pestilence-Searching Parties Clearing away the
Ruins and Cremating the Dead-Distracted Crowds
Waiting to Leave the City-Wonderful Escapes .... 146
-Story of a Brave Hero-A Vast Army of Helpless Victims
-Scenes that Shock the Beholders-Our Nation Rises
to the Occasion .............. .... 167
Details of the Overwhelming Tragedy-The Whole City
Caught in the Death Trap-Personal Experiences of
Those Who Escaped-First Reports More than Confirmed.
....... .... ..9 ..... . .. I 9
Galveston Calamity-One of the Greatest Known to History-Many
Thousands Maimed and Wounded-Few
Heeded the Threatening Hurricane-The Doomed City
Turned to Chaos .... . .......... 2.I2
Thrilling Narratives by Eye-witnesses-Path of the Storms
Fury Through Galveston-Massive Heaps of RubbishHuge
Buildings Swept into the Gulf ....234
Refugees Continue the Terrible Story-Rigid Military
Patrol-The City in Darkness at Night--Hungry and
Ragged Throngs ............. .. . 252
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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/m1/15/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .