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: 356
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35,G0 GOVERNOR REPORTS'TWELVE THOUSAND DEAD.
anything to eat because the woman in the house had nothing
So they came on toward the city, but it was a long, hard pull
through wet sand, and hungry and faint for the want of fresh
water and food. They brought up at a house that had gone
through the storm, was partly demolished and at the back of
which was another house supporting it. There they remained
during Sunday night, and were afraid every minute that the force
of the little blow that came up during the night would demolish
the place of refuge. But it stood, and in the morning they
started on, reaching the home of young Mulney during the day.
There they got food and dry clothes. The other two boys were
taken to the infirmary, where they are being cared for.
NEW FEATURES OF THE CALAMITY.
Another account is as follows and contains new pictures of
The elements, which had been cutting up didoes and blowing
every which way during the preceding twenty-four hours, got
down to it in earnest fashion Saturday morning, when a strong
wind, accompanied by rain, which first came in great splashing
drops which one could almost dodge, but afterwards became a
hard, driving rain, began to get in its work.
Along the bay front the waves rose higher and higher and
tossed about the small craft anchored in the slips like cockle
shells. Striking the bulkheading of the wharves with mighty
force the waves broke into clouds of spray, which leaped over the
wharves and drenched the men whom duty or curiosity caused to
be in that neighborhood.
Although the wind was in the north, a heavy sea was running
and the breakers rolled up the beach with angry roars. The
little bath houses on wheels scattered along the beach were picked
up by the great waves and dashed against the row of little, flimsy
structures along the Midway and piled up against them in uneven
stacks. Early in the forenoon the Midway presented a picture
almost of desolation, filled as it was with debris from the small
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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/m1/414/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .