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: 143
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"The health department is calling for Ioo men with drays to
clean the streets. The plan is to district the city and start out
the drays to remove all refuse and dead animals and cart all unsanitary
matter from the streets. It is anticipated that by Saturday
the work will have advanced to cover the greater portion of the
business district and part of the residence section.
"Prior to the hurricane Galveston was one of the richest
cities in the world, per capita, and the surviving millionaries who
made their money here have read with displeasure the telegrams
that the city would never survive the terrible blow it suffered.
They insist that the city will be rebuilt and will be another
Chicago, rising superior to the calamities that palsy the ordinary
"The determination to rebuild the city received a strong impetus
to-day, when it was learned that G. W. Boscheke, assistant
engineer of the Southern Pacific Railroad, had received orders by
wire from New York to prepare plans at once for a double-track
steel bridge across Galveston Bay ten feet higher than the old one,
and to proceed with all the force possible. Engineers are already
at work making a survey and running lines preparatory to the
resumption of work.
NEW SURVEY WILL BE MADE.
" A telegram from New York says that Colonel H. M. Roberts,
of the Engineering Corps, United States Engineers for the southwest
district, said to-day that a survey will be made of the wrecked
Galveston forts and works. Captain Richie has submitted a report,
in which he says the foundations which were built on piling withstood
the ravages of the storm much better than the foundations
without piling. In the future it is proposed to use piling
" Congressman R. B. Hawley, who was in Washington at the
time of the storm, has arrived in this city.
"'Work of vast importance is to be undertaken here,' said he;
'work on different lines from that which has been our habit
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/174/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .