The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Page: 329
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HAVOC MADE BY THE ANGRY STORM. 329
several hours he succeeded in getting on one of the outbuildings
of the Catholic convent, where he remained until the water receded.
Mrs. Palmer's body and that of her son were not recovered.
On September 20th a correspondent furnished the following
facts: " Normal conditions are being restored swiftly in Galveston.
The work of clearing the streets of debris continues unabated and
all relief work is now thoroughly systematized. Several human
bodies were found to-day. No attempt was made to identify them,
and they were immediately cremated.
" A census bureau was placed in operation to-day. 'A mortuary
bureau has also been opened where relatives or friends are to make
oath of the known death of persons lost in the storm. Hanna
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