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: 304
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304 RESCUE OF THE PERISHING.
"George Boyer's experience was a sad one. He was thrown
into the rushing waters, and while being carried with frightful
velocity down the bay saw the dead face of his wife in the branches
of a tree. The woman had been wedged firmly between two
" Margaret Lees' lifewas saved at the expense of her brother's.
The woman was in her Twelfth street home when the hurricane
struck. Her brother seized her and guided her to St. Mary's
University, a short distance away. He returned to search for his
son, and was killed by a falling house.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. I5.-The sound of the hammer is
beginning to be heard throughout the city. Every man not
engaged in looking for and cremating the dead is repairing the
damage wrought by Saturday's great tidal wave.
The spirit that has been displayed by the citizens remaining
here is remarkable. They seem determined to begin immediately
the work of rebuilding the stricken city, and to that end are
endeavoring to secure building material as speedily as possible.
Business houses are being restored and restaurant keepers are
conducting business on the sidewalks.
MIRACULOUS ESCAPE FROM DEATH.
Some of the escapes of people of Galveston from the storm
were nothing less than miraculous. Charles Rutter, aged twelve,
was in his father's house when the waves and wind swept it away.
The boy seized a floating trunk and was found at Hitchcock,
twenty miles north.
The Stubbs family, consisting of father, mother and two
children, was in its home when it collapsed. They found refuge
on a floating roof. This parted, and father and one child were\
swept in one direction, while the mother and the other childdrifted
in another. One of the children was washed off, but last Sunday
evening all four were re-united.
Mrs. P. Watkins is a raving maniac as the result of her
experiences. With her two children and her mother she was
drifting on a roof, when her mother and one child were swept
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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/m1/362/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .