The Great Cyclone At St. Louis And East St. Louis, May 27, 1896 by Julian CurzonThe Great Cyclone At St. Louis And East St. Louis, May 27, 1896 by Julian Curzon

The Great Cyclone At St. Louis And East St. Louis, May 27, 1896

byJulian Curzon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: kill the men if they did not return to their cells. This frightened them, and they went back to their cells. Then a dozen officers were stationed at the corner of the building, which was blown down, to prevent the men from es THE GREAT CYCLONE. 205 caping. A milk-white pigeon fell down from the roof on the bricks below. The top of the building suffered the worst. It shook so that the building fairly rocked. Matron Harris, who is on the fourth floor, came running down, frightened half to death. She was taken into Chief Desmond's oflice, which escaped the storm's wrath. In Chief Harrigan's oflice two window frames were blown into the roo1n and the carpet was soaked with water. They were picked up by the wind and carried into the middle of the street. A man driving a butcher wagon attempted to drive down Clark avenue, but his horse took fright and upset the wagon. He was caught by the wagon and dragged about 25 feet. Some men who were standing in the doorway ran and picked him up and carried him downstairs. He was stripped of all his clothing and was bleeding from every part of his body. HEARTBREAKING SPECTACLE. The scene at the Morgue all night long defies description. All through the darkness, and in the daylight which followed, bodies were brought there. The usual marble slabs were displaced by pine coflins, as requiring less space. The bodies were stretched upon boxes, and before long every inch of space except a narrow passageway was occupied. The crowdin front of the Morgue increased constantly until it blocked the sidewalk and extended into the street. It was a weeping and wailing concourse. Pitiful tales were told by mothers of their missing children, by wives of husbands who had failed to return home. The people...
Title:The Great Cyclone At St. Louis And East St. Louis, May 27, 1896Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:April 26, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1152929305

ISBN - 13:9781152929302

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