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CHAPTER XIX.
Newspaper Correspondents Making their Way In -- The Railroads Helpless -- Hiring a Special Train -- Making Desperate Speed -- First faces of the Flood -- Through to Johnstown at Last 216
 
CHAPTER XX.
The Work of the Reporters -- Strange Chronicles of Heroism and of Woe -- Deadly Work of the Telegraph Wires -- A Baby's Strange Voyage -- Prayer wonderfully Answered -- Steam against Torrent 228
 
CHAPTER XXI.
Human Ghouls and Vampires on the Scene -- A Short Shrift for Marauders -- Vigilance Committees Enforcing Order -- Plunderers of the Dead Relentlessly Dispatched -- Outbursts of Righteous Indignation 238
 
CHAPTER XXII.
The Cry for Help and the Nation's Answer -- President Harrison's Eloquent and Effective Appeal -- Governor Beaver's Message -- A Proclamation by the Governor of New York -- Action of the Commissioner of Pensions -- Help from over the Sea 249
 
CHAPTER XXIII.
The American Heart and Purse Opened Wide -- A flood of Gold against the Flood of Water -- Contributions from every Part of the Country, in Sums Large and Small 265
 
CHAPTER XXIV.
Benefactions of Philadelphia -- Organization of Charity -- Train loads of Food and Clothing -- Generous spirit of Convicts in the Penitentiary -- Contributions from over the Sea -- Queen Victoria's sympathy -- Letter from Florence Nightingale 281
 
CHAPTER XXV.
Raising a Great Relief Fund in New York -- Where the Money came from -- Churches, Theatres and Prisons join in the good work -- More than One Hundred Thousand Dollars a Day -- A few Names from the Great Roll of Honor 292


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