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: 309
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RESCUE OF THE PERISHING. 309
ably be many days, however, before all the floating bodies have
found nameless graves. Along the beach they are constantly
being washed up. Whether these are those who were swept out
into the Gulf and drowned or are simply the return ashore of some
of those cast into the sea to guard against terrible pestilence, there
is no means of knowing.
In various parts of the city the smell of decomposed flesh is
still apparent. Wherever such instances are found the authorities
are freely disinfecting. Only to-day a babe lashed to a mattress
was picked up under a residence in the very heart of the city and
The following editorial, signed by the publishers, A. H.
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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/m1/367/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .