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: 218
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218 DOOMED CITY TURNED TO CHAOS.
more, and it is expected that fully 2,000 of the women and chilcren
will be out of the place by to-morrow night. Mayor Jones
estimates that there are at least Io,ooo of these helpless ones
who should be taken from Galveston at the earliest possible
moment. They are all apparently anxious to get away and will
be handled as rapidly as possible.
Another trainload of provisions and clothing, making the
third within the last twenty-four hours, came here from Houston
The steamer Charlotte Allen arrived at noon to-day from
Houston with Iooo loaves of bread and other provisions. The
amount of food which has been sent so far has been large, but
there are still in the neighborhood of 30,000 people to be cared
for on the island.
BOYS RESCUE FORTY PEOPLE.
During the storm Saturday night, the Boddinker boys, with
the aid of a hunting skiff, rescued over forty people and took
them to the University building, where they found shelter from
the wind and waves. The little skiff was pushed by hand, the
boys not being able to use oars or sticks in propelling it, and is
to be set aside in the University as a relic of the flood.
Many stories of heroism are coming out. People tell of getting
out of their houses just before the roof fell in on them.
They tell of seeing people struck by flying timbers and crushed
to death before their eyes. One man was cut off from his family
just as he had them rescued, and saw them sink beneath the
water, just on the other side of the barrier. He turned in and
helped to rescue others who were about gone. One woman carried
her five month's old baby in her arms from her house only
to have a beam strike the child on the head, killing it instantly.
She suffered a broken leg and bruised body.
The lightship, which was moored between the jetties at the
point where the harbor bar was located before it was removed, was
carried to Half Moon Shoal and grounded. There was nobody
aboard except Mate Emil C. Lundwall, the cook and two men,
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/m1/269/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .