The Miami News from Miami, Florida on October 19, 1906 · 1
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The Miami News from Miami, Florida · 1

Miami, Florida
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Friday, October 19, 1906
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'6 I L. (A 7 E DAILY MIA BTROPOLIS. 1 VOLUME 3, NUMBER 267 MIAMI, FLORIDA, jaKSPAYt'OCTOUEK 1906 EIGHT I-GrTn3 Yo Can Never Regain the Time Lost. Don't Delay Longer Your Fall and Winter Advertising Campaign TH MI M 1 Fierce Tropical Storm Strikes NIBER OF BUILDINGS UNROOFED , AND DRENCHED 6Y DRIVING RAIN Storm Raged For Several Hours With High Velocity AIL BUSINESS SUSPENDED Greatest Damage Was Done Bj Water. Windows Blown in and Stocks Suffered Heavily.-Some of the Buildings Damaged. The severest storm in the history of Miami and section prevaiicd yes terday, beginning shortly after midnight in the morning and lasting until 2 o'clock in the afternoon before there were any material signs of an abatement. In Miami and vicinity the damage is considerable, nractically every house. business Mock and other structure suffering in one way or another, though the ertatest amount of damage was donejner of 11th street street and Avenue by water. Storm warnings were sent out Wed- nesday, but as aisturoea conauiuus Vof the elements had been announced $o frequently within the past few-weeks without anything materializ ing the people had come to look up- on the announcements a3 a matter offence of G. Duncan Brossier on th minor importance and utile or no x attention was paid to tne last announcement. -The wind began to rise about midnight Wednesday and increased in velocity until about 7 o'clock yesterday morning wehn it blew a gale. It came out of the northeast in puffs, each puff being stronger than he former. A driving rain greater sheets of water accompanied the wind, soaking anu drenching every-, thing within its reach, ttoois were torn and wrecked, windows blown out and into the rents and openings poured the water. No hing escaped it. a. - . Trees were uprooted, chimneys I torn off, wires laid in thestreets.awn-j lngs ana sneas oiowu sway auu m , every other way the streets littered I sua puea wim ueuns. miaiurou wo ' AnA Aitfirtrr tha ontira rt.nv ttlM tJZfiMlWxter Boat Containing One Hundred and Fifty Men Went Adrift Boat their stocks and offlees.but even then they were powerless to stay the dam-sge that was being inflicted by the rain and wind. f Traffic of all kind was at a standstill. The schools remained closed and no one ventured out. About o'clock the wind died almost to a calm, and many thought the storm at an end. In this they wete disappointed and a few minutes later the wind rhifted into the northwest and came out with renewed energy. I was in this blow that the greatest The Wind Estimated Various estimates are made of the Telocity of the wind. Some declare that it went as high as seventy-two mllco naf liniii Vni n pnnaorvaTWfl .. - - - - same vlctntty.ana re is presumea mey estimate would be fifty-five or sixty ! icked a number of men np, but how miles per hour, and this only In the,manv ,s not kBOWn lisaviest guests. At times the situ-1 As' they proc(,eded on their course wtion looked critical and those build-j w Dusenbury. civil engi- . Tugs ana otner structures inai nnu Teen effrcted by the northeast, blow suffered still worse in the last. Build-j 1 n n i: nurd arrnjnprl rnnfa went hv and many window pnes were blown In if they had been that much paper. H;tt few awnings stood the pressure rrt the flir was fillf d with flying tin. V ;ht 'ticks of timber, tree limbs and o "r artless. Hiring th first blow the front 01 the Einig g-?r?n:e on 13th s'reet went irv prrt of the roof was torn awa 5"d a number of automobiles stored ttrein dreflipl. Wires dangled in the streets atd the sewers were ln?d- . .- -or U b.b,a whth ( r''U v ) it; i mi -j .... ... ' I in many p1;oe stood over the side-ir-i'V and fl'wded the roiind floors -(vof fores and other buildings. Many f t-ees TfT lr'd lo-v and l?mbs and 1-r Uttered thorontjhfcres and -premises. rM'nnd i-l. -x Sever5t t. ttps! d"fce w; dne In . nrr e-f rhf stom. or thtt th which came out of the nor'hwest. The city hall building was one of the first to go down in this blow, it being blown from the pillars and sot on the ground in a reclining position. A nunrber of prisoners confined on the ground floor were released by Marshal Hardee just before "i he structure succumbed. The building is practically wrecked, being twisted and strained. About the same time the roof over the Saginaw Saloon, at the corner oi 14th street and a. venue D, was lifted ofT and deposited in the street. Part of the cornice of the building was also blown off. The damage to the stock will be considerable as the rain drenched and soaked everything qn the inside. Stable Collapsed on Stock The McNeil stable near the river and west of Avenue D collapsed.bury-ing a number of horses and stock on the Inside. Fortunately none of the animals were killed and they were extricated later with only bruises and scratches. The new funeral car of W. H. Combs & Co., was in the stable and it saved five head of horses from being killed, the roof falling upon it and being held up and off the stock stalled nearby. The car was only slightly damaged. Methodist Church Wrecked Shortly after noon the steeple of the First M. E. Church, at the cor C. went down with a crash. The church building was twisted and baa- ly torn. ,The top oi the steeple to '.he Presbyterian church was moved about eighteen inches and now Inclined perceptibly to the eastward. At about the same time the resi- street, between. Avenues B and was blown off the pillars. The house is a practical wreck. Mr. Brossier and family had left the house but i few minutes before the disaster. The roof of the F. T. Budge hardware building was torn off and the Continued on, Page S. Frightful Workmen in The Gulf of Mexico i It Wrecked and Over 40 Killed 49 were Rescued and carried to Key West Engineer Dusenbury Makes Statement Key West, Fla., Oct. 19 The Hal- ) ian steamer Jennie, bound to Genoa, Italy, came into port this , morning with forty-nine men picked up in the gulf. These men were part of one hundred and fifty who were in water-boat No. 4 at Long Key aad was driven out to sea by the late storm and went to Dieces.- The captain report j.hat twJ othcr Bteamer3 were i the i ... .... .1 . peer in charge of the work at Long Xv. who wss he first man picked Fruit Crops in Surrounding Country Were Badly Damaged Reports from Buena Vista, Lemon City. Little River, Cocoanut Grove and other parts of the county show that the s'orm was felt in all localities with disastrous effect .a number of buildings bing damaged at ch ot he rnove places, among id? strurtnres affected being the ISptseo- cinity 'nfortrrtion from points furthest Church at Buna Vista and theer nor h in the county showing thit school house tt Allipattph. both of , The storm w;s felt there with les- htch were blown from their toun - l dftfot. j CoTiderrtle damage is reported to Jcttrus truit trees, tne iruu not ou onsideraWe D STEAMER ST. LUCIE IS REPORTED LOST AND MY ffl DROWNED Left Here Wednesday Night For Extension Superin-' tendent of Transportation Rue Discredits the Report-Reasons Why. Much anxiety is expressed for the safety of extension crafts and workmen in the keys, though officials here entertain adverse opinions. A re- port was current this morning that the steamer St. Lucie, which left here Wednesday evening with fifty or more workmen aboard, had gone down and all hands except Capt. Bravo had perished.. The report was unconfirmed. Relative to the report Mr. Rue.sup- erintendent of extension transporta- tion K.ated thia morning to a rep resentative of the Metropolis that the St. Lucie left this port Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock and was seen at 10 p. m. off Ragged Key well under way and with everything in her favor. "In my opinion," said Mr. Rue, "the St. Lucie could have found a safe harbor either among Arsenicker Kevs or -at Ceaser's Creek. I know nothing of the report that she hasjcommlt a misdemeanor, two years in'ingie roofs suffered unless the en neen lost ana accruing i imur- mation I have received, no fct will, substantiate the 'report. The tug Continued on Page 8 Experience of Extension up gave out the following state- rrient: "At 5 a. m. Thursday, water boat No. 4 broke from her mooring and drifted across Hawk Channel and fetched up on the reef, but broke away from there and drifted out in the guilt. With the third set that struck her, she went to pieces. , The one hundred and fifty men clung to whatever they' could reach and drifted helplessly for ten hours when they were picked up off the Bahama coast." Mr. Dusenbury stated that, at leasi forty men were killed when the boat went to pieces, the three cooks and engineer befne in the number. Col- !ly being thrashed from the limbs but he trees themselves broken and up rooted. The fell 'omato crop is pryc-"!Iy ruined, fll bushes in the vicini y of Miami being laid flat and destroyed . Tr? storm annears to have had it" center at Miatvl and contiguous vi- ' force ?nd srioas result. It will b- m. rtPjr o two, nowever, netore oe ffl of th rm dnmge through- out tne county can ue nau. the lower amage on JUDGEJONESDEALT SEVERELY WITH PRISONERS IN HIT COiiRT TODAY m. C. Mackley Gets Two Years and Mollie Omweg Two Days For Living in Adultery-Other Sentences-Court Adjourned. Owing to an inability to secure witnesses in cases still pending, and lot Other causes, Judge Minor S. Jones this morning adjourned the October term of the circuit court in and for Dade county sine die, and continued all untried cases until the next regular term of court in March, 19' Before adjourning court Judge Jones passed sentence upon all convicted defendants as follows: i M. C. Mackley, living in open adultery, two years in the State's prison. Mollie Omweg, convicted with Mackley for the offense of living in adultery with .him, was given a sentence of two days imprisonment in the county jail. George Gomez, committing a crime ' against, nature, one year in State's prison. ; W. J. Wilson, robbery, five years in State's prison. Will Simmons, alias Tom Jenkins, breaking end entering with intent to otate s prison. I Charleg Jenkins rorgery and utter- Jng a fa,se writing one year in the ; nenitentlprv. , lector George W. Allen is looking af- jter the comfort of the men. I FiwhiRs Crews Lost At 3:30 o'clock this afternoon the smack Gary, of the Florida Fish & Produce Co., which was sent out this morning to look after the and launches, camped oft Cape Florida point, returned to port minus the men and bringing the report that nothing of the entire fleet wa3 found except one launch stranded on the jetty at Cape Florida, Mr Auams, manager ui in company here said. "We had an - chored off Cape Florida one li7e houseboat used as a camp boat. Jour ooen skiffs and two small power Barometers Were the Lowest vwawj i astwww At 10 o'clock yesterday morning r Vi tiarnmoiara raait Ttio truest ccpr "eeorded here, instruments varying i"' ne rainiau.amoumea to .si from 28.78 to 2S 15. Capt. B. Ball, j'hes. though this is not a record who has been Woat'Scd with .he wat- j precipl'ation. The thermometer f tht. for number of! regis'ered as follows: Maximum, years. s?ys thid n hns -nt-ver een the gloss o low before, and that yes i loa , 18 on OI ,ne origntest sun - 'erdav's reading wU go down as a isWn? davs fcr hich Florida is no' - record. Other boater, coroborrateJ -a contrast to the condl - 'nous yenerdny. Th b;ro:ieter i he sTr-t. i-tp11y rising and there are no In- Durii.g h:e d..y, ir from S o cUci. dlcations of further dis urbance. Eas t Coast Both Land WATER TRAFFIC SUFFERED SEVERELY; MANY BOATS HAD NARROW ESCAPE "J Mi llie Hagan, robbery, two year tarn C::rey, withdrew his plea ol not guilty to a charge of grand lar - ceny and entered one of guilty. He in the county chain gang and pay a fine of $50 and costs. Wednesday afternoon convictions were secured in the trials of Vv . J . Wilson, charged with robbery, and Charles Jenkins, charged with forgery and uttering a false writing. No term was held yesterday on account of the storm. Judge Jones and State's Attorney John Jones leave for Titusvine to- i night, where the October term of the circuit court in that county will be I onvened next Monday morning. I STORM WAS OF A FREAKISH NATURE Yesterday's s'orm was freakish in many ways and an idea of its velocity at times ran be had by the fact that great trees that had stood the wear and tear of all storms for years were uprooted and. destroyed. Alang tnt Boulevard giant oaks. sea grape and other trees were laid low and in other parts cocoanut and various fibrous trees were twisted in , I two several feet from the grouna. These condi'ions prevailed through-) ai tne terminal cock more than out the country, all the roads being , half of the great shed is down, cov-littered and obstructed with trees, iering large amounts of material and limbs, etc. I freight. In the yards piles of luin- On many houses chimneys wer her are scattered, the whole present-blown off, breaking at the roof and iDS a decidedly entangled appearance crumbling to pieces. The wind came j At the dock were several extension from all four points of the compass ' s'eaniers, a number of barges and at one and the same time, great; other crafts. During the first blow sheets of rain a'hd wind meeting and forming into whirlwinds that carrieu everything before them. It was these winds that did so much dam-ago to chimneys, towers, etc. It was also noticeable that but few tire structure was effected. Tin roofs sustained the most damage and there are but few in the city that es- enned inlnrv. boats and six men. The Gary re ports nothing found but one launch James Crowe was in charge of one crew, and with him were Bert White and Tom Hansen. The o'her crew was in charge of Charles Wickman, the two men with him being Danes. The last seen of the men was V ed-nesday night at 10 o'clock, l, have hoies they went adrift while the wind was from the northeast iu which event they may be on the op puKiie iue ui i lie ua. n iiul, iuy nave Kuiib iu se auu t.iucu.,. uee.i 1 lost. They were all on the houseboat when last seen. Their nets were re a,ous lue eacu ai v.ape r lor- Ever Read in This Vicinity iin the morning unitl the rain sub- ; 3ided about 2 o'clock In the after- !78: mimimum. 59 Sea ; iiOUitVard W as Flooded Over j , j TWO Feet in DeDth EXTENSION CRAFTS ADRIFT Royal Palm Dock Washed Awav- Yacht Klondike Carried High Up ln wooas ana utners were driven Ashore Story in Detail. The damage on the water front from yesterday's storm is not so serious as one would suppose, that ou the bay front being greater than that in the river. From Miller's fish house at Second street to the moutu of the river docks are washed away, boats driven high on the beach and ' others swamped.though none of them are complete wrecks. a large barge anchored to the north" of the dock broke its moorings and crashed into the slip, doing considerable damage. A number of pontoons and skiffs were swamped o-driven ashore along with floating timber, etc. Barnes Went Adrift When the wind shf:ed to the northwest excavators Nos. 6 and 7 and barge No. 4, each having machinery aboard, broke from their mooringj and were driven across the bay to the extreme other side before they fetched up on the shore and banks. They are hard and fast aground, but are said to have sustained little damage. From the terminal dock south, all the private docks and boathousej were wrecked and great fisures washed in the Boulevard, this being especially noticeable In the vicinity of 12th street. Near 10'h street and the Boulevard, a large delivery wagon was overturned by the wind, curtains, etc., being scattered lor several blocks. At Mouth of River At the mou'h of the river the auxiliary schooner yacht Novia, stood the blow successfully, though the northwest wind blew her more than two hundred yards further out in the bay. The Royal Palm doc, which was seriously damaged in June was cornple'ely destroyed, nothing being left of it except the offic? house and about fifty feet of the west" end of the dock held in place, but being awash, by the yacht Jupiter. Capt. Ross, of the Jupiter, realizing the fact that the storm would be severe ran several hawsers out across (the Boulevard and made them fast Jto cocoanut trees in the Royal Palm grounds. In this manner he held ths ' .....j. , ,, rnrt tho i. Part of the dock lies against Bricn-ell's wall on the south side of the river whe Brother pflrt js h.jn? on the pi lines of the Avenue D bridge I Klondike's Narrow Escape i nof thr Iprwes from destruction was th it ot the yacht Klondike, Cipt. H. Half The Klondike was moored at the extreme east end of the hotel dock iwhen the blow bean. fr soon b-jcime evident to Cpo. Ball that the j dock, must go and with it the ypcht. In a skiff he went ashore and while ,here the doek save way and it and tne crait were cimed nn the river, the tide and wind setting them' over to the fonth side. The tide had been driven in the river and unHl it, was two feet over the Boulevard ard three or more over the Br'ckell w?ll. Omr the Inner the Klondike werr ;ithn,lt touching ard nestled e- s'l" jon the ground amid 1 ' Z't.Tt" - T Hp II eyr-of-tod to w his splesir! era ft dashed to pieces. j Continued on Page 8

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