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: 256
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256 THRILLING NARRATIVES BY EVE-WITNESSES.
Brazos Valleys were swept by floods, entailing great loss in life
and property. Austin suffered severely. This flood followed a
more disastrous one of last year, which laid waste some of the best
farms in the State, destroyed crops too late for replanting, drowned
thousands of cattle, horses, mules and hogs, and many people.
With all these recent disasters Texas is in a more prosperous condition
than the State has ever been in before, taking the whole
"While certain of the river valleys have been swept by flood,
the rich uplands, particularly those of north Texas, the orchard
and garden lands of east Texas and of the coast country and the
small grain and pasture lands of the west have brought forth
abundant crops, and, speaking generally, the people are in a good
way. The high prices for wheat, corn, cotton and other products
of the field or ranch have told a hopeful story, and a wise change
from the old-time one-crop habit has done much to help along. In
spite of the disasters of this and of last year, barring the victims
of the floods alluded to, the people of this State are in good condition
and quite ready to do all in their power to help along their
less fortunate fellow citizens.
TEXAS HAS IMMENSE TERRITORY.
"Texas is a vast State, and this fact might make it appear
that more storms or other direful visitations fell to the lot of this
people than residents of other parts of the country find it necessary
to endure. The fact is that many States have been visited by
floods this season, and in some places floods are feared year after
year. So it is of other destructive visitations. They must be
expected now and then anywhere from Maine to California, or, for
that matter, at any place the world around. There is only one
thing to do about it.
" People must prepare in advance for'such troubles as far as
possible and must stand ready to take the consequences and make
the best of them. So it is now. So it will continue to be, here
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/m1/314/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .