La Catastrophe de la Martinique: fifty-seven

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (fifty-seven)                         XXXVI Senator Knight Again     I made the return crossing in the company of M. le sénateur Knight. I have mentioned already, in the course of this volume, some of the “political views” of […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: fifty-six

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (fifty-six)           This passage contains, within quotes from interview subjects, some strongly racist opinions.     The journal that represents the radical socialist majority of Martinique voters, the organ of the people of color, of negroes has printed, therefore, these beautiful compliments to the […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: fifty-five

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (fifty-five)                   Here it is, admiral; I have exposed your “views from deepest reflections”. I address to the “hearts of steel” your appeal for “bringing forth the New Jerusalem”. Since I cite from the documents of the admiral, this as […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: fifty-four

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (fifty-four)               Then the admiral, still in his capacity as a practical man, adds: “But this is not all. The catastrophe is a fait accompli. One hews to the present. We have buried the dead. We have saved the survivors. We have […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: fifty-three

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (fifty-three)                           XXXV With Admiral Servan   An explanation of the phenomenon. The ideas of the admiral on the future of Martinique. An order of the day. The army and the population.     Admiral Servan […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: fifty-two

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (fifty-two)                 I have had the pleasure of seeing him several times. And I have reckoned the crushing labor that was his to accomplish, since as we say in the navy [Hess was a Navy medic], first things first.* It is […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: fifty-one

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (fifty-one)                             XXXIII  At the Transatlantic   An observation of M. Vié.     M. Vié is the very amiable and very obliging general agent of the Compagnie Transatlantique at Fort-de-France. In the course of […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: fifty

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (fifty)                 The 9th, we resumed the rescue. At 11:30 we were moored before the cove of Belleville, 200 meters from land. A movement underwater occurred. Bubbles, swirls, turbulence. The boat carried three times around its anchor. Pods of frightened porpoises […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: forty-nine

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (forty-nine)                           XXXII The Observations of the Pouyer-Quertier The exact unfolding of phenomena     Here now the observations most precise, the best and the clearest, that have been noted on the various eruptions of Mount […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: forty-eight

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (forty-eight)                 M. Le Bris, commander of the Suchet, coordinated all the observations taken on board the warships that found themselves in waters belonging to Martinique, and brought them together in a report addressed to the Naval Minister, by the same […]