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4122 WONDERFUL COURAGE OF SURVIVORS.
though it wounded her to the death almost. There is pluck there.
Tiereis pride there. There is money there. And, above all,
there are recollections there for the Galvestonian, and he will not
be downed by wind and wave. Mark that. "
Galveston, Tex., Sept. I8.-It would be somewhat difficult
just now to give an answer to the question: " What is new in the
situation at Galveston ?" The situation has resolved itself into
a routine of hard and systematic work which presents no features
of special or startling interest, and which will, in the end, have
the effect of showing what a stricken people can accomplish in the
face of a fearful calamity if they go about their work in the proper
Generally speaking, conditions are improved at every point.
The various committees continue to carry out the tasks they have
in hand, and on all sides progress which would not have been
thought possible is being made. Business concerns are resuming
business or making every possible effort toward that end.
Wherever possible, buildings are being repaired, at least to an
extent which will protect their contents from the elements. Roofs
are being replaced with temporary shields against the wind and
rain, panes of glass are being placed in the frames which were
destroyed by the storm, and stores are being cleaned out and the
damaged goods they contain exposed to the sun and wind in order
to dry them and thus minimize the damage done.
RAIN ADDS TO THE SUFFERING.
Early this morning there was a sharp shower of rain-the
first since the storm-which, while it lasted but a few minutes,
showed how absolutely necessary it is to get the buildings of the
town in something like their normal condition as soon as possible.
In the Tremont Hotel, the roof over a part of which is the office,
came in in many places-through parts of the roof itself, through
the broken skylight and through the empty window panes. Out
in the residence portion of the town the rainfall undoubtedly
caused at least a great amount of discomfort, for hundreds of
houses which were not absolutely uninhabitable during the prev-
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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/m1/480/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .