The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Page: 336
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336f HAVOC MADE BY THE ANGRY STORM.
The ten men found a skiff that was thrown up the bay by the
rush of water on that fateful Saturday night. They dragged it
for many weary yards, finally getting it into the water, and managed
to row to Huntington Wharf, Galveston, a distance of two
miles. Worn out as they were, they walked to the city, the man
with the camera being the first photographer in from the outside.
His troubles were not over, though. There were hundreds of
terrible scenes to photograph; at every turn there was a graphic
picture; but the people of Galveston, crazed with grief as they
were, seemed to think it a desecration that he was there, and that
views of their wrecked town and their dead should be thus recorded
by the camera. They muttered and they threatened.
The photographer moved from one place to another. He hid
himself and only took a snapshot when he knew he was safe from
the scrutiny of the men and women who thought his work was a
mockery of their grief. To show the real mind of the people it
will only be necessary to state that many newspaper men who have
visited all parts of the world as special correspondents, who have
had ingress to courts and Parliament, who have traveled everywhere
there has been news to find, found it impossible to get into
GETTING OUT OF GALVESTON.
Getting out of Galveston, however, is comparatively easy. It
was Wednesday morning when the photographer finally reached
Houston, exhausted and nervous to a degree that made working a
torture. He managed to develop his pictures, and that evening
that man rushed forward the first photographs of actual storm
scenes to leave the city.
One hundred and thirty bodies of storm victims were recovered
and cremated to-day (September I7), nine days after the hurricane,
and still there are hundreds more to be found. They lie
for the most part under the twisted heaps of debris that line the
city for miles along its southern side.
The problem of clearing away the wreckage in this part of
the city, where it is thickest, is still a very troublesome one despite
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