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: 278
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278 RELIEF WORK FOR THE SICK AND DYING.
Reports show that three-fourths of the Velasco people lost
their homes and four persons were drowned, Eight bodies were
washed ashore at Surfside, supposed to be from Galveston. At
Quintana 75 per cent. of the buildings are destroyed. No lives
were lost there, though a number were injured. Velasco has
hardly a house that will bear inspection. People are suffering for!
the necessities of life and many who are sick need medicines.
At Seabrooke, Texas, thirty-three out of thirty-four houses
floated away and twenty-one people were drowned. At Hitchcock
a large pile-driver of the Southern Pacific works at Galveston, and
also a large barge partly laden with coal, are lying in the pear
orchards several miles from the coast. Box cars, railway iron,
drawbridges, houses, schooners ana all conceivable things are lying
over the prairie, some fifteen miles from their former location.
A TRAGIC WEDDING CEREMONY.
At the Tremont Hotel in Galveston a wedding occurred
Thursday night, which was not attended with music and flowers
and a gathering of merrymaking friends and relatives. Mrs.
Brice Roberts had expected some day to marry Earnest Mayo.
The storm which desolated so many homes deprived her of almost
everything on earth-father, mother, sister and brother. She was
left destitute. Ier sweetheart, too was a sufferer. He lost much
of his possessions in Dickinson, but he stepped bravely forward
and took his sweetheart to his home.
. A pathetic story of the Galveston flood is that of Mrs. Mary
Quayle, of Liveipool, England, who is now on her journey home.
She had only been two days in the city with her husband when
the storm came. She goes home, her husband dead, and herself a
nervous wreck. Mr. and Mrs. Quayle had taken apartments in
Lucas terrace, Galveston. During the storm Mr. Quayle went to.
a window, when a sudden burst of wind tore out the panes and'
sucked him, as it were, out of the house. Mrs. Quayle, in the rear
of the room, was thrown against a wall and stunned. No trace of
her husband's body has been found.
It will be a long time'before many of the survivors of the Gal-
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