The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on January 1, 1911 · 1
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 1

Miami, Florida
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Sunday, January 1, 1911
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TWELVE PACES t: AMI HERA FIRST SECTION VOL I NO 28 MIAMI FLORIDA SUNDAY MORNING JANUARY 1 1911 PRICE FIVE CENTS ARE POWERLESS TO INTERFERE WITH JAPANESE THERE IS NO LAW TO PREVENT THE YELLOW MEN FROM MAKING ALL THE MAPS OF THE ARCHIPELIGO THAT THEY DESIRE— SPIES ARE NOT RECOG- NIZED IN TIMES OF PEACE AND ALL THAT CAN EE DONE WILL BE TO USE DIPLOMACY Manila Dec 31 — Xo only is it now positively known that Japanese spies have been carryng on their work in the bay of Manila and at the fortiflca-tons on Carrigidor Island but information obtained by the United Press today shows that the same group of men are now actively engaged in making a map of the entire Filippino Archipeligo The American authorities are powerless to interfere as there is no law providing for the punishment of spies in time of peace The maps upon which the Japanese are hard at work are such as would be of particular benefit to the Japan-'ese government should that country ever seek to acquire forcible possession of the islands Protest aganst the action of the Japanese have been forwarded to "Washington in order to secure diplomatic action American residents in the islands are much wrought up over the daily exposure of Japanese activity DEATH VISITS HOME AND TAKES LITTLE DAUGHTER FALL OF SLATE KILLS EIGHT MEN ""nte-va-i W Va Dec 31 — Eight "er ':ir?d here today by a fall of slate in the Lick For$ mfie of the Red Jacket Coal Company LIZA LEHMANN HERE TOMORROW There is a rare musicale treat in store for the lovers of mushp in Miami in- the appearance here tomorrow night of Mme Liza Lehmann and her excellent company of singers at Gertie Reynolds Lyceum Manager McQuaide realizing that Mi'amians like high class music closed a contract with Mme Leh-mann's manager while in New York this fall booking the celebrated composer for the night of January 2nd The quartette of singers assisting Mme Lehmann on her concert tour of the States is one of the best in this country and the program is one of the finest ever given to an audience Everyone who possibly can do so should attend this concert as nothing like it ha been heard since Mme Nordica's appearance last year The best seats will sell at $2 and the' pice for other seats is $150 and $1 not reserved in balcony The advance sale of seats has been very large and already Manager McQuaide -is assured that the playhouse will be filled The concert will begin at eight o'clock and the box office will be open all day tomorrow MR FLAGLER WILL CELEBRATE HIS EIGHTY-FIRST BIRTHDAY Tomorrow Henry M Flagler will celebrate his eighty-first birthday at his home in St Augustine New York in 1830 and has had a long Mr Flagler was born in Candaigua And active life devoted largely to great construction development His work in Florida has given him deserved world-wide fame and it is to hoped that by his eighty-second birthday he may enjoy a trip over his own over sea railroad into the objective point Key West The Herald a few days ago published a story whichc shows how well Air Flagler retains his bodily vigor I1 The elevator in the Standard Oil building in New York city was out of order and Mr Flagler walked up the twelve flights leadin gto his office with no more discomfort than many a man would feel who is half his age ANDY'S HERO FUND EXTENDED TO GERMANY Berlin Dflo nl supervision drew Carnegie ' negie Hero Fu ' AO the ones (he the United 31 — tTnder the person- of Kaiser Wilhelm An- the great American philanthropist has instituted the Car- nd in Germany similar has already established States England and I France He has place d$l250000 in the hands The little daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard D Maxwell Marjorie aged about two years died yesterday about ten o'clock after an illness of four or five days Death was caused by auto intoxication " The announcement of the little one's death caused a great shock ta the many friends and neighbors- of Mr and Mrs Maxwell many of whom knew nothing of the baby's illness The little girl was especially beautifully and possessed a disposition and manner that endeared her to everybody The call for little Marjorie has not only stricken the hearts of her parents' for a large number of peope in the city who knew an l loved the little one are grief stricken over her loss and for the calamity that has befallen her parents Funeral services will be held this afternoon in the Maxwell home at three o'clock Rev C Fred Blackburn officiating Interment wi'l be in the city cemetery RECEIVER SUITS WILL BE TRIED AFTER LONG DELAY CASE AGAINST R R McCORMICK IN FT DALLAS BANK LITIGATION MAY GET TO A JUnY After a delay of nearly two years during which innumerable pleas and demurers have been filed the suit of Frank B Shutts receiver for the defunct Fort Dallas National Bank of Miami Fla vs R R McCormick one of the former directors for the sum of $5000 is ready for trial before Judge James W Locke in the United States court says the Jacksonville Metropolis This suit is based on the alleged failure of McCormick to turn over to the receiver in compliance with an order of the comptroller of the currency the sum of $2500 this amount being due on twenty-five shares of the capital stock of the bank which It is claimed were in the possession of McCormick on July 5 1907 when the bank failed McCormick's contention !v that the shares in question were transferred to William M Brown president of the bank on June 22 1907 at which time defendant avers he believed the bank to be perfectly solvent It appears however that the record of transfer was not made hence the liability of McCormick in the premises Today in the United States court Judge Locke handed down an opinion on the motion of the defendant to strike' out certain replications of the plaintiff and denied the motion It is now only necessary that issue be joined on the replications and the case which has attracted wide attention in financial circles ever since the sensational failure of the Miami banft can come to trial So long has the case dragged out that John K McDonald who as receiver for the defunct bank brought the original suit has been succeeded by Shutts who has since proceeded with the cause by virtue of his appointment as receiver From the papers filed in the case from the time of the filing of the praecipe on March 6 1908 until the present it appears that McCormick sought to have the suit set aside on the ground that he had transferred this stock to Brown prior to the failure of the bank It is contended by the prosecutors on the other hand that McCormick knew of the weak financial condition of the failed bank at the time the transfer was made and that he is responsible in the premises from the fact that the transfer was not recorded That Judge Locke concurs in this view of the case is evidenced by the papers filed in the case Now that the suit is ready for trial it is he'ieved that some testimony of an interesting character will be adduced MRS KNIGHT DIED ' AT PRINCETON Mrs Idell Knight wife of John T Knight foreman for the Drake Lumber Company at Princeton died at that pla-ce at six o'clock last night Mrs Knight was 43 years of age and leave sa husband and several sisters and brothers The body was prepared for buripl by W H Combs Co and will be forwarded on tonight's train to Freeport Fla for interment MIAMI'S POPULAR PLAYHOUSE THE MARCO Will present to my patrons an unusually "good ntertainmcnt this e'en-ing including the great Seiig film entitled "'The Angelus" Sopran sfllo "The Garden of Roses" bv M 'stress Mare-wet Wilby Illustrated song in memory of Mrs G P Lefeoy Two entertainments 7:30 p m and 8:40 p in - !EW POmSETTfA A FINE HOTEL ACCOMPLISH h nnciTll is UIXLHI OLD YEAR OUT nawrpn at hai rvnw On next Sunday January 1 the new hotel Poinsettia will be opened for business The building has just been finished and new and elegant furnishings are now being placed in readiness for guests The Poinsefeia was erected" the past few months by J Austin Hall and will be conducted by Mrs O L Neville a well known hotel proprietress of Ashe-ville N C The pr ie ty as it now stands represents an investment of about $20000 and the hotoi will be a notable addition to Miami's fine hotels The hotel is centrally located in a delightful neighborhood within two blocks of the principal business street sinrl Within n cHirt wait- trt tVio hor and nearly all the rooms have private w''tn the ability for organizing and Mas surrounded himself with a corps Services at the First Methodist Church corner of Eleventh street and Avenue C will be especially interesting today partly because the pastor will preach by request two sermons that he preached during ' '-ie early part of his pastorate and also because the past year's work of the church will be announced Rev Luther S Rader D : D who served the church as -'-siding elder for the district for six years and for the past three years as pastor has accomplished great things in the church during his three years of service building up the membership to double the number enrolled when he assumed the pastorate and more than doubling the membership of the Sunday school Dr Rader is especially equipped Guests 'ajt Halcyon Hall last night danced the old year out and just at twelve ocloek wished each other a happy New Year ending the pleasant hop at m:dnight Miami people who were presant were Mr and Mrs McCune Mr and Mrs K C Ttomfh Misses Falvia De-Camp Annie Rwanson Julia Culbert-son Al"'ra McDonald Margaret White Vin!:ifred March Rossbach Redman Mr and Mrs A J Bendle Mrs Rossbach Messrs Calvin Oaks E' Oulbertson Earl Smith Millard Chase Fred King D S Jones Guy Hunt RECORD BREAKER FALLS TO DEATH bath Its name by Mr Hall because he wished to attach to the new hotel a distinctive name one calling to mind the tropical surroundings o fthe building The thought was a happy one and the VERY LITTLE NOISE WHEN YEAR CAME IN Contrary to the us'il custom there was little noise this morning when the new year was ushered in A few steam whistles wei 1 blown but $here was a noticeable absence of all firecrackers and gun shooting Poinsettia was adopted ! ot Helpers that nave assisted material ly in tne upuimuing ot the churevi and Christ's Kingdom At the morning service Dr Rader will take as his text "The White i Stone" and at the evening hour will name will doubtless prove a fine drawing card The furniture and furnishings are of the most expensive and artistic character and will add much to '-e pleasure and comfort of the many guests who will shortly crowd the twenty-six rooms and suites of the new hotel preach on the text of "The Scarlet Line" These subjects were discussed when Dr Rader first took the pastorate of the church and an appeal has been made that he repeat them The music will be especially ap-proprifite at both services and in keeping with the day The choir will sing a special anthem at the morning ser- The management proposes to make j vce- "The Christ Is Come" by Newell this one of the mqst attractive hotels in the city NEW FIRM STARTS IN BUSINESS OF CONTRACTING A new contracting and building firm has been organized in Miami composed of Charles F Smith and W S McQuaide who will conduct a general contracting and building busness under the name of Smith & McQuaide Mr Smith is a first class carpenter and has extensive experience in ere' ing buildings and for fifteen yeara served as foreman of a big contracting firm n Philadelphia Mr Smith has lived in Miami since 1902 and has built some larae dwellings in Miami and surrounding towns Mr McQuade's experience in concrete construction dates back to 1887 when he was employed by the National Manufacturing Co of New York manufacturing cement conduits Later he was emploj-ed as foreman by the company on all concrete construction and soon became assistant superintendent and inspector Mr McQuaide later went with the New York Central railroad as mason and concrete foreman He then had complete charge of concrete Txlirk on the tunnels in New York Mr McQuaide has resided in Miami about two years "The Voice GIVE BIBLES TO HOTEL GUESTS YOUNG MEN DISTRIBUTE SIX THOUSAND OF THE GOOD BOOK IN CHICAGO HOTELS TO ENCOURAGE BIBLE STUDY iflTH AERORLABE ON MONDAY ARCH HOXSEY BEAT THE WORLD IN FLYING TO A HEIGHT OF OVER TWO MILES" " YESTERDAY THE DARING AVI ATOR FELL EIGHT HUNDRED FEET AND WAS INSTANTLY' KILLED— MOISSANT ALSO KILL-' ED AT NEW ORLEANS and at the evening service of Jesus" by Bonar The public is cordially invited to attend these -services All seats arc fi-Afl ol Ill I 1JU v-vl J11U a coraiai j nisn a panaje that has never been du-weleome nfi tt Si - fllUClCU 111 UllS Ul dllj LfLllCl Ultjf Ul Chicago Dec 31— Chicago has witnessed many unique processions in the couse of her career but it re mained for the last day of 1910 to fur- HOLIDAY FOR BANKS AND FOR UNCLE SA'A WOODWORTH HOUSE IS NEARLY COMPLETED The handsome new concrete home of Contractor J F Wood worth on Eighth street is nearly completed and the owner hopes to occupy it in about ten days or two weeks This is one of the prettiest new buildings built in Miami in some time BIG ARGUMENT FOR STOCKTON Tomorrow the banks of Miami will observe a holiday as New Year's day falls on Sunday this year These institutions will remain closed all day and the postoffice will also observe holiday hours opening the general delivery and other department windows between the hours of eight and nine o'clock ARE WORRIED OVER PORTUGAL London Dec 31 — In spite of all the reassuring messages that reached London today English officialdom is still apprehensive for the safety of the new republic of portugal The great menace now confronting the peace of the country it is believed here is the radicalism of the minister of foreign affairs Machada It is known that he considers the new regime far too conservative and it is feared that he wll sooner or later precpitate open revolt The report that Spain is massing troops on the Spain-Portugal fronter has been confirmed and further developments are anxiously awaited W L HUNTER BOUGHT AVENUE D PROPERTY W L Hunter has purchased through the E A Waddell agency the property on Avenue D between the Landis block and the store of C J Bell o-pposite Marks' restaurant Mr Hunter has had the large billboards removed from the land and expects to build a 'business house on the property next summer OLD BOARD TO GO OUT NEW BOARD TO COME IN Tomorrow morning the present board of county commissioners will meet to close up the business of the year and for some of therii Una bus- the land Starting from the Central Y M C A building at an appointed hour this afternoon one thousand young men each carrying half a dozen bibles marched in procession through the down town streets and stopped 'at all the leading hotels The young men were from the churches and other religious organizations of the city and t-hp burden whilh they carried was 6000 bibles given free to the hotels by the Association of Gdeons or Christian travelling men of the United States The bibles- were placed in the hotel bedrooms the purpose being to encourage bible reading NEW YEAR'S OUTING Take your New Year's outing today on board the commodious observation boat the Marjorie The trip is made up the river to the observatory and into the wonderfi'l Everglades Then to the bay for a view of the wonderful water front The boat leaves the dock on the river in Ft Dallas Park at !:30 tl is morning and 215 this afternoon Frr tor- the round trip is placed at the low sum of 50 cents On this trip it is not at all unusual to see n alligator or to find a groan of seminole Indians The trip is full of entertainment from start to finish and you can on joy a perfect day by going up on the Marjorie The approaching vote on the prohibition amendment is absorbing die attention of Texas politicians BIG AUTOMOBILE NW Editor Miami Herald— The writer wishes to call the attention of the citizens of Miami and of Dade county to the fact that they are about to be confronted with the biggest and most serious problem they will have to solve for the next few years They cannot "afford to neglect or deal'vith it Hjhtly They qannot afford to permit friendship or sentiment to interfere in its final solution any more than can the farmer in employing bis workmen the merchant his salesman or the railroad company its engineer" Miami and the lower east coast probably more than any other section of the state are interested in terms of dollars and cents as to who our representative shall be in the congress of the United States because there are more developments possible and required There are three candidates asking for the nomination of U S senator on the 10th of this month Of the three one of them must necessarily be best fitted for the purpose best qualified by past affiliations and training to understand and execute the wishes of his constituents By past training one of these three must necessarily be more in sympathy with the great diversity of interests represented by the people at large The planter the merchant the contractor manufacturer and transportation man could scarcely expect one to have that readr understanding of his needs unless that one had been frequently in close touch with him as a business man For the past twenty-five years one of these candidates has been actively and successfully engaged in business which has brought him in touch with men of every calling He has not confined his studies to the books of an office He is practical and not theoretical He has practised in the busy every day world rather than in the court house More than once has the writer representing his and other growers' interests appenrfd before congressional committees in behalf of our common titest and wished we hpd a "friend at court" v-'th the vim personality and svmpatlr of a John Stoc'-ton Mr tockfr- ' r 'sslv mid a tvimber of T-irr' -- which Deformed wo'i'd mean much to the people of this ta t- The writer has known hirn hnwfvw ?o long and so well thnt he believes xhim when r says thnt he wMl a-ive im o cf v : work in the effort to fulfill theT during session and recess of congress Florida would indeed be fnrtun" ould she be represented in the U S senate bv Senators Fletch-er and New York Dec 31 — New York's automobile season is on and for three weeks the motor vehicle will rule before it drops back to its normal position among the pleasure and commercial conveyances Promptly at 2 o'clock this afternoon the doors of the Grand Central Palace were thrown open for the Eleventh Annual International Autortiobile show comprising the display of the "independent" manufacturers of automobiles and accessories Mnday will see the pening of the Importers' Automobile Salon at the Hotel Astor and on Saturday of next week the annual National Automobile Show under the auspices of the Association of Licensed Automobile manufacturers will open inMadison Square Garden MIAMI BOARD OF TRADE WILL ELECT NEW MEMBERS AND BOARD OFFICERS Hoird T-u o f Miami will it ann-i! meeting toinrrov at the board rooms on Avenue i lie hold night B A large list of applications for membership will h- voted U-rn — a Rd a great increase in the niiriiherSif members of the board is "expected As the electon of numbers will be about the first order of business those who are elected will have an op- Los Angeles Dec 31 — Arch Hoxsey holder of the world's altitude record today fell 800 feet and was instantly killed Hoxsey was giving an exhibition altitude flight and when returning to the earth something went wrong with the machinery of his aeroplane The aeroplane collapsed and dropped Ike a- stone Hoxsey was dead when ne was peked up On last Monday afternoon Hoxsey broke the world's record for aeroplanes He reached a height of 11474 feet Starting a 1 o'clock from the field" in a thirty-five-mile wind Hcrxsey rose steadily in grea circles until he passed out of the range of vision at a height ol about 6000 feet He was in the air two hours and fifteen minutes and returned to the ground apparently unruffled by" his great performance When he landed he was given a tremendous ovation by the throng o 60000 people at the field and carried' before the wildly delghted grand stand on the shoulders of hs admirers The accident of today has cast a gloom over the entire city where Hoxsey was a general favorite Another One Falls New Orleans Dec 31 — John R Moissant who won the Statue of Lib-t erty flight was killed here today when his aeroplane capsized Moissant had flown to Harahm and was- returning to the landing place when he was pitched headforemost from his machine falling one hundred feet to the ground lighting on his head He was pickedup and taken at once to a hospital- but died on the way there Moissant was trying for the ATiehln cup and a cash prze of $4000 when hornet hs death AN AGED LADY DIES AT REDLAND Mrs Mary Frederick died at the home of her daughter Mrs Hill in Redland yesterday morning Mrs Frederick was SO years of aee and for many years has been in feeble health She was born in New York state and had lived n Dade connty 12 years She was a devout communennt in the Episcopal church and the funeral wi'l take place from Trinity church in this city tomorrow afternoon at 2: HO o'clock Mrs Frederick was the mother" of the late J S Frederick and is survived by one other son W C Frederick and her daughter Mrs Alice F Mill Pallbearers at the funeral tomorrow will be Messrs Morse McComb Cook Thomas Ted and Torn Frederick Interment will be in charge of W H Combs Co THE AMERICAN FLEET IS ON ITS WAY HOME Cherbourg France Dec 31 — Four divisions of the American Atlantic fleet sailed today from the rendezvous off of Sicily Islands for Guan-tanamo Cuba William F: Sheenan who is regarded as the most likely successor to Senator Chauncey M Depew is fifty-two years old and a native of Buffalo He was lieutenant-governor of New York in 1891 N TUN' BE BIG EVENT Tampa Dec 3 — Th"is city is teeming today with trainers owne- and other followers of the turf while ot th big racng plant of the 1-lorid-i Midwinter Fair Association are quartered Severn! hundred of the fastest-horses in the cram try all here for tbi opening of the Tampa Racing Association meeting which will begin Mondnv-and -einjtimie until the middle of February f ' The excellence of the program ant' the liberality of the offerings in stakes and purses have combined iu

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