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: 164
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164 BURNING THE RUINS AND THE DEAD. 1
known in the history of any latitude, and there is no longer a
question of the stability of the island's foundation. If a wind
velocity of one hundred and twenty miles an hour and a water
volume of fifteen feet in some places upon the island did not
have the effect of washing it away, then there is no wash to it.
"Galveston island is still here, and here to stay, and it will
be made in a short time the most beautiful and progressive city
in the Southwest. This may be esteemed simply a hopeful view.
but the conditions existing warrant acceptance of the view to the
"The 'News' will not deal with what is needed from a generous
public to the thousands of suffering people now left with us.
The dead are at rest. There are twenty thousand homeless people
here, whose necessities at this time are great indeed. Assistance
is needed for them in the immediate future. The great
works of material and industrial energy will take care of themselves
by the attraction here presented for the profitable employment
of capital. We were dazed for a day or two, but there is no
gloom here now as to the future. Business has already been
PLAN TO PROTECT GALVESTON.
Can the city of Galveston, almost obliterated by the recent
storm, be protected from all future assaults by the Gulf?
Colonel Henry M. Robert, United States Corps of Engineers,
and divisional engineer of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, who is
stationed here at present, says that Galveston can be absolutely
protected from every storm by a sea wall built along the Gulf
Colonel Robert, during the late spring, while on a visit to
Galveston, suggested a comprehensive plan for the improvement
of that harbor, which was hailed by the city and State as solving
the problem of the creation of a great port in Galveston Bay.
This plan would also af.ord a great measure of protection to the
city from inundation on its northern and southwestern sides
should a strong wind from the Gulf pile up the water on the
shallow floors of Galveston and West bays.
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