La Catastrophe de la Martinique: forty-three

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (forty-three)             “The differences in burns could be explained by the explosive action of burning, of fire, on the muscles. Under this action, the most powerful are contracted, which puts the limbs in flexion; the weakest have been by force extended, and the […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: forty-two

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (forty-two)                  Warning! Today’s Catastrophe contains a graphic photo that may disturb some readers.           XXYII Interview with Doctor Lherminier   The wounded and their care. Their burns. The state of the corpses in the ruins. Macabre […]

To Whom Do You Refer: Malice Part Two

Assorted Opinions To Whom Do You Refer (With Malice Towards None: part two)                 When I speak of good taste and of good moral tone I do not mean the kind of good taste which is offended by every reference to the unpleasant things of life, I do […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: forty-one

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (forty-one)                           Among the Experts   XXVI  A Guardian of Sanitary Regulations   Protests All Down the Line     A man who truly is no longer content, not at all, with the governmental and administrative […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: forty

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (forty)                           XXV A conversation with former deputy M. Duquesnay   An explanation of the phenomenon. And again, politics…   M. Duquesnay is the deputy not reelected from Fort-de-France. He did not give me details on […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: thirty-nine

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (thirty-nine)             They even itemized facts: They said that for the common man, the factory owner pressured by the weekly wage, the new management did not accept his documents, the receipts of deposit; the new order raised the objection, they said, that the […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: thirty-eight

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (thirty-eight)                           XXIV Interview with M. Peyrouton  The Treasury. The Bank.     Our former colleague, Peyrouton, who was director of l’Estafette, is treasurer of Saint-Pierre. Returning from leave, on the Canada, he was to have […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: thirty-seven

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (thirty-seven)               I’ve counted. Forty whites at least, of all classes and all ranks, creoles, officials, soldiers and officers, have affirmed to me with indignation, that in his writings (lines read between), the editor of l’Opinion had cleverly expressed what the blacks […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: thirty-six

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (thirty-six)                   The chiefs carried big sticks. The priest, who had seen this, and who heard the gendarme tell his story, added: “What was most amusing were the wives of the thieves, who prepared their meals.” The father did not […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: thirty-five

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (thirty-five)               “The inhabitants of the north were ignorant as to the destruction of Saint-Pierre. Two hundred people from Céron refused to embark. The curé of Grande-Rivière related to us the exodus of inhabitants towards Basse-Terre, and La Trinité. “In summary,” said […]