The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Page: 272
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272 THRILLING TALES BY REFUGEES.
" Mentally unbalanced by the suddenness and horror of their
losses, men and women meet on the streets and compare their
losses and then laugh the laugh of insanity as a newcomer joins
the group and tells possibly of a loss greater than that of the
others. Their laughter is something to chill the blood in the veins
of the strongest men. They are maddened with sorrow, and do
not realize their losses as they will when reason returns, if it ever
"Some of them are absolute raving maniacs. One man,
Charles Thompson, a gardener, as soon as he was out of personal
danger that awful night, commenced rescuing women and children,
and saved seventy people. He then lost his mind. Two policemen
were detailed to capture him, but he heard them approaching
and leaped from the third-story window of an adjoining building
THE YOUNGEST NURSE.
"The Chicago Relief Corps has the youngest, and, considering
her years, most efficient nurse among the hundreds engaged in
relief work. She is Rosalea Glenn, eleven years old, a refugee
from Morgan Point. Together with her mother, Mrs. Minnie F.
Glenn, and two smaller children, she was received at the hospital
" To-day Rosalea asked to be assigned to part of one of the
wards. She astonished trained nurses by her cleverness, and her
services proved as valuable as those of any one on the force. She
is now the hospital pet. Her father is Albert W. Glenn, a boatman.
The home of the Glenns was washed away, but the family
were saved by a flight of seven miles into the country.
"Some of the advertisements in the Galveston News are very
striking. Garbadee, Iban
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Lester, Paul. The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times, book, 1900~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26719/m1/330/: accessed March 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .