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: 473
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RELIEF TRAINS AND HOSPITALS. 473
sible. Cremation was then resorted to, and without the facilities
of science to assist, the destruction of the remains was affected
by using burning debris, upon the places where the corpses were
Humanity may think this is terrible and sentiment may
revolt at this story, but that humanity and that sentiment is not
to be found in Galveston. Here the people have thrown aside
custom and formalities, all men are equal and that equality
extends throughout the whole city. No custom of dress, no
formality of appearance and no false modesty enters into one's
mind. Men and women cover their nakedness with what they
can procure from neighbors, from friends or from the relief committee
or what perchance was saved from the wreckage of their
own homes, and they proceed with the work of looking after their
own, their friends and their neighbors, as necessity demands.
All people are neighbors here and all have a common interest.
NEW CHART OF BAY NEEDED.
A phenomenal thing has occurred in the bay. There are
now bars there which have never
before been seen. They are
across from the' Twenty-fifth street wharf and from the
Twentieth street wharf. There may be others, but these
two long ridges of sand have been noticed by the observing
men'who know the bay front as well as they know anything,
and it is possible that when the water is sounded quite a
number of these will be found in various places. It may. require
a new chart of the bay to determine the damage, and until this is
done the greatest care must be exercised in moving about the
Those who live away from here will have an idea of the
wreckage when it is stated that within an area bounded by Thirteenth
street on the west, the end of the island on the east, the
Gulf on the south and Broadway on the north, there is not a
standing house. Between Broadway and Postoffice street and
between Thirteenth street and the end of the island there is not
house standing. In the territory south of avenue K and east
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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/m1/531/: accessed May 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .