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316 RESCUE OF THE PERISHING.
to be improved. Judging from the feeling manifested among the
people of the city, they will come in the future to celebrate 'flood
day' in much the same spirit that Chicago commemorates the
anniverary of its great fire.
" The outside world has a double duty to discharge in helping
fthe people who are showing this resolution and pluck in a time of
'severest trial. It would have been a duty to have given them aid
in any event. But the way in which they are meeting their
calamity indicates a courage and a strength of character to which
the world can well afford to pay tribute. No effort should be
spared to help those who are so bravely trying to help themselves.
"' The Daily News' is glad to say that in discussing Galveston's
future it is discussing what is to be a fact-a fact, moreover,
inspiring in its lesson of invincible Anglo-Saxon will and courage
that rises equal to all occasions and throws down the challenge to
HOPE FOR THE RUINED CITY.
"Outside of Galveston, when the news came of the awful
destruction by hurricane and ocean combined, there were not a few
who asked, as did 'The Daily News,' 'Will Galveston be rebuilt ?'
and paused for a reply. The answer has come promptly and with
a ring of determination and hope that makes Americans proud of
the Galvestonians-Yes, Galveston will be rebuilt. 'It will rise
greater and better than ever.'
" And it is now known that this resolution, taken on Sunday
afternoon, almost before the great storm had begun to subside,
has been caught up not only by Galvestonians themselves but by
all the great business interests centering there, and is re-echoed
from all parts of the United States. Chairman Walker of the
board of directors of the Atchison, Topeka
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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/m1/374/: accessed May 1, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .