- February 11, 1893
scenes in town on Saturday were most pitiful to behold. People
who had been deprived of all their earthly belongings, and with
no prospect of a shelter during the coming night, walked about
and cast wistful glances to where their all once stood.
practical sympathy worthy of every commendation, the more fortunate
persons, whose dwellings were located on the higher grounds, came
to the assistance of their less fortunate fellow-creatures, and,
by giving them a shelter overhead, prevented a great deal of suffering.
Houses on all the rising ground were completely packed with human
beings, and an empty building, after Saturday afternoon, was not
to be had for love or money.
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