The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Page: 442
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GALVESTON STORM STORIES.
scarcely an individual in the city who has not lost some relative.
\Where the loss is not positive it is believed to have occurred,
because no news of the supposed dead ones has been received.
" Tales of rescues and narrow escapes continue to come to
light, but to record them all would require the work of hours in
writing up and fill the paper full to the brim with this class of
"The stores and groceries are again getting down to business,
but they are badly handicapped by damaged stock, more especially
the dry goods and clothing stores. A complete overhauling of
these establishments has been necessary and the separation and
sorting out and drying of damaged goods is not yet complete.
Those which have fully opened for business are crowded with customers,
and in some instances it is still necessary to keep the
crowds out, letting in only a few customers at a time.
HARD WORKED CLERKS.
" The clerks are a hard worked set of people just at the present
time. With the changes in overhauling the stock they have
not yet become acquainted with the exact location of articles
called for, and it requires a search to find them. This naturally
retards the quick execution of business, and throws additional
labor on those waiting on the. customers. But order is rapidly
being evoked out of the chaos existing after the storm, and in
the-course of time things will be moving along with their old-time
"The street forces have got fairly to work on the business
streets, and they are rapidly assuming a more passable condition.
Drays are hauling away the trash, and in the course of a week or
so the worst evidence of the storm will be removed. The damaged
buildings will take longer to repair, but the streets will present
more of the old-time aspect than for the past week.
"Work on the pile of wreckage back from the beach is progressing,
and now and then one hears of bodies taken from the
ruins, clearly showing that the full extent of the loss of life has
not yet been realized.
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