The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on September 20, 1926 · 3
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Me raib jjage 01 I ® b if ortai 5 A t ' ’f l-r 1 k ' - t I y y v: v f: !f-' fr h j t r Kii 'y t r f v t '!' i i J V rrf- h i Elje fHiami Bcralfc Owned by The Mami Herald Publishing Co FRANK B SIU TTS Publisher and President MONDAY SEPTEMBER 50 1916 Office and Plant Comer Miami Avenue and S V Second Street Miami Florida NATIONAL ADVERTISING REFRESENTAT IVES J P McKinney A Son New York 19 W 44th St Chicago 400 N Mich Are San Francisco C Sprecklea Bid Geo SL Kohn 704 Walton Bldg Atlanta Ga SUBSCRIPTION RATES PAYABLE IN ADVANCE DAILY AND SUNDAY One Month I Si Three Months 235 Six Months 450 One Year 9 00 Twenty Cents Per Week Fajable Weekly DAILT ONLT Ore Month ' $ 45 Three Months - 195 Ai-Montlu 190 F leaf 719 Sunday Edition six months mail only 150 Entered as second class matter More inter So lJio at the post office at Miami ITa under the act of March 1 1SUJ MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Tress is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise edited in this paper and also the local news published herein A11 rights of republicntlon of special dispatches herein also reserved 14 THE HERALD PLATFORM FOR MIAMI 1— -Provide for Sewage Disposal and Necessary Sewer Extensions 2 — Deepen the Ship Cham H 1— Build a Railroad to die West Coast 4 — Complete the Tamiami Trail 5 — Inaugurate Greater Miami 6— VMbh All Grade Crossings — Early Completion and Beautification of the Bay Front Property K — More and Better Roads IntnJie Everglades DAMAGE TO PROPERTY PLACED ATS13 000000 10000 Houses Unroofed Or Otherwise Damaged As Hurricane Strikes Continued From Page I T wires strung up rubllc utilities officials said Relief is Assured Relief organ'xations have marshalled their forces the city has taken control of relief measures In order to keep all efforts centralized and refugees and other sufferers In the storm are assured of ample protection The McAllister Hotel has been turned into a hospital and with this addition the city's hospitalization facilities are believed to be ample There are no new elemental disturbances In sight It was said at the office of Richard W Gray U 8 me'e rolopist in charge of the Miami station James H Glman acting mayor 5 zho is the only city commissioner a town sd Mr Wharton have appealed te residents to remain in their glomes or present places of alfa for the present Relief measures and the work of reconstruction already under way will be seriously hampered If the artteries of travel are congested they pointed out in a bulletin Hailey In Charge of Food Mr Gilman has placed Fleming G Railey In charge of the food committee with Instructions to choose any assistants he needs F W Humphries Is In charge of the committee that will watch for evidence of profiteering Mrs Mamie Terrill Is In charge of the committee that le caring for hospitalization Build ng materials are controlled by a committee headed by Marcus A Milam The distribution of fresh meats is in charge of a committee of which H E Mangels Is chairman Every effort Is being made by the Western Union Telegraph company and the Postal Telegraph Cable company to re-establish communication with the north jThe Western Union lost its wire t 9:39 a m Saturday and the I'ostal company four hours later Both offices are accepting tele-1 aras for deln cry as soon as pos- ' hie and officials believe there Is j a chance that many of them will i - dispatched tomorrow j Thousands of telegrams have been n'rl in both offers and hundreds of j MIAMI'S DISASTER MIAMI has suffered the worst disaster in its history For twelve hours a hurricane tore at the city first from the north and then from the south and when its fury was spent and quiet returned with the sun shining: the damage was found to be widespread Without stopping to make a complete estimate of the loss and without wasting time or words in useless complaints and idle talk Miami set about repairing the damage that wind and rain had done Within less than six hours after last gusts of gale-driven rain had fallen much repair work had been done and within 24 hours temporary repairs had been made that enabled life to go on much as if storms were unknown and as if Nature never went on a wild rampage While the damage done is vast it is fortunate that most of it can be quickly and easily overcome It is also fortunate that the loss is general and widely distributed Most of the loss will fall on owners of homes Few residences escaped some damage and many were destroyed In thousands of cases the real loss in dollars and cents will be less than the first estimate would indicate Awnings generally suffered but when they had been in service a year they had nearly paid their first cost and they Mould have had to be replaced soon Tattered strips of cloth fluttering from windoM's look much Morse than they are Tlje same can be said of roofs that have lost a few shingles or strips of roofing These repairs can be quickly and easily made and M'ithin a month these most prominent marks of the fury of the hurricane will be obliterated It is also gratifying that much of the loss is covered by insurance This is true in practically all cases M'here mortgages have been taken the mortgagees generally taking -out policies that protect against tornadoes as well as against fire Those Mho have Mind insurance of course M'ill have no trouble in financing repair bills Miami can also be congratulated on the fact that the loss of life has been small It is doubtful if any city of 150000 to 200000 inhabitants Mas ever before buffeted by such a storm by a hurricane which damaged so many houses with as little loss in killed and injured Those M ho reckon their losses only in dollars and cents extend their sympathy to those Mho suffered personal injuries and Mho have lost relatives and will readily extend more substantial aid Mliere it is needed The City Commissioners acted promptly when the extent of the damage became known The city was immediately put under martial law and steps Mere taken to prevent any profiteering that might have been undertaken by unscrupulous dealers in life’s necessities This situation is well in hand and there is no doubt that it M ill be controlled It is too early to say whether or not Miami M'ill need outside help because full facts regarding conditions are not known It can be said however that if such help is needed and is accepted it M'ill be purely as a loan Miami has suffered but the loss is not irreparable it does not dismay those M-ho have shoM-n their faith in Miami and its future by locating here A roof is essential to a comfortable home Boards nailed over broken windows are unsightly and must be replaced with glass as soon as possible It is pathetic to see handsome trees and plants uprooted and destroyed But there are carloads and carloads of shingles tile and rolls of roofing material in Miami warehouses and on the M ay here There is no likelihood of a glass famine and glaziers are plentiful and trees and shrubs grow rapidly in Florida soil M'hen encouraged by Florida M'ealher Miami looks bad today but not as bad as it did yesterday It M ill look better tomorrow and still better the day after The scars that show now are superficial and they can and will be quickly erased The tens of thousands of winter visitors will find their usual playground the usual amusements and sights Some of the handsome palms will be missed by those who have learned to love individual trees and particular drives but to most of those who have been here before little change will be noticeable and to those Mho come for the first time Miami Mill be the beautiful city of their dreams the incomparable city that nothing can daunt Those who know Miami and Miamians Mho have heretofore witnessed the city’s spirit and have taken part in its progress are not surprised at the way sleeves Mere rolled up and the traces of the storm Mere erased but they must feel a thrill of enthusiasm at the spirit of the citj — their city — has shown Miami goes forward The Herald extends its sympathy to every citizen who has suffered and its congratulations to all for the spirit the city ha3 shown persons cron tied the offices continj-ci'y since the hurricane subsided Hospital Crowded The ftr-t of hundreds of persons injured in the hurricane begun arriving: at Jack on Memorial hospital shortly after 6:30 o’clock Saturday morning Extra nurses doctors and order-hei were called on duty by Miss Elizabeth Corbitt assistant superintendent wjeq the emergency room Was crcrtas' 5 The rush of pa-was aliped only by the re- urrenee if the hurricane at 7 made the streets almost nuu'i: le A ga at ! 3 o'clock automobiles trucks an I ar bulances anved with injured irsr ns A steady stream ef i u’ cuts r: rived throughout the af’emon aj 1 continued late into V-n jik i Ei©rv a'i ubie hospital bed was iVI rt a uu: 8 o’clock Mins Cor-U’t tb?n went to police hedaquar-tss ar d I'q cFted Mr Gilman to a-'! f ir c cning relief quarters T i mui-ipment of the McAlles-tc-r ! o'e E Flagler and Biscayne cf'ered the hotel aa a uinTrir fc spitaL Four nurses d two due' ?rs were sent to the hotel from the Jackson Memorial hospital and rooms were prepared for patients Busses ambulances and automobiles were pressed into service to transfer patients from the emer-Keacy room of th© hospital to the hotel The American Legion home Bis-cayne boulevard and N E Eight Ji street also was opened for relief work und at an early hour Sunday tnoie than 2u0 injured persons were being card for there as well as 50 homeless women and children 10 Gather at School I'ohce m the northwest section of the city found 10 homeless persons taking refuge in the Lemon City Agricultural school which had been damaged by the storm They were transferred at once some to the Capitol Theater some to the Shrine Temple and some to the plant of the Seminole Products Company The Allapattah School Lyles’ tourist camp Central first station Catholic School Hollywood Company office and Everglades apartment building also were thrown open for relief work and it was estimated that more than 800 pcisons were given aid at the several relief quarters A supply station was established by the city at X Miami avenue near Fifth street Capt Hardy Bryan of the police force was detailed by Mr Gilman to purchase food and water to supply the relief quarters More than $1000 worth of groceries water miik and lanterns to light relief quarters were purchased Trucks were commandeered yesterday morning to distribute food from the supply station by Lieut V J McCarthy Many of the refugees left the relief stations after being given a morning meal The Travelers’ Aid offered assistance by throwing open for refugees the Travelers’ Rest Room More than 4 5 persons were taken care of there The W L Fhilbrick Funeral Home and V H Combs Company and the King Undertaking Company gave the use of their ambulances to the city when it was learned hat bath the city ambulances were disabled during the storm The ambulances as well as those of private concerns were swamped with calls Saturday afternoon and late into the night Sheriff Henry R Chase made an attempt Saturday night to get word to Gov John W Martin on the radio requesting that troops be sent to the city The operator at the Electrical Supply Company is said to have communicated with a station 14 miles from Indianapolis The operator said he would relay the message to the Florida governor by telegraph City Manager F H Wharton w’hen informed that many bodies still w'ere unrecovered in the wreckage left by the storm in the area south of Fulford said he would establish a temporary morgue at the Farmers Curb Market S W Second avenue and the Miami river Citizens continued rescue work late into the night Saturday with the result that many bodies were recovered The bodies were taken to undertaking establishments Work to Restore Service Power and water supply which were cut off early Saturday morning when the storm was at its height was expected to be restored last night it was announced from the acting mayor’s office Gas service which also had been cut off and which was expected to have been restored Saturday night also was expected to be restored by that time Clearing of debris from the streets was started in full swing yesterday morning Several hundred negroes were drafted and manned with axes and shovels and every available city truck was pressed into service Flagler street and other downtown thoroughfares were being cleared Sunday afternoon Hundreds of broken store windows in the downtown district and in the negro district business section presented a problem to the police Looting was reported tn all sections where store fronts had been shattered especially in the negro district Seven suspects were arrested Saturday and as many yesterday for robbery Burglar alarms chimed in almost every business block throughout Saturday morning Broken panes caused short circuits in the alarm system Miami Reach Hard Hit Two known fatalities hundreds injured and a property loss that will exceed $1000000 is the toll the hurricane claimed on Miami Beach and in the islands in Biscayne bay The dead are unidentified men One was found in a canal and the other on the beach Less than a dozen of the injured were seriously hurt Searchers are combing the beach and wreckage for others believed to have been killed and injured Practically every budding and home on the beach and islands suffered some damage but less than a dozen were completely destroyed Full fury of the hurricane was felt on the beach and the ocean front a twisted mass of wreckage is mute evidence of the integrity of the storm ' The sea rising wildly before the wind swept completely across the beach to the bay in many places Canals overflowed their banks by many feet The gale claimed its greatest property toll in roofs windows and awnings Walls of most of the build ings withstood the pressure All of tho large hotels escaped heavy property damages as did most of the apartment houses Resorts Are Wiped Out South Beach amusement resorts practically were obliterated the casinos being total wrecks Tho War-rinn and other hotels in the amusement district lost windows and roofing coping The Roney Plaza pools suffered heavy damage but the hotel weathered the wind Very few trees weie left standm and telegraph power and telephone lines were wiped away Several sections of the county causeway completely were swept away and much of the remainder is undermined The Venetian causeway bears huge washout cavities and also is undermined but is passable The bridge structure on both causeways remained although railings and poles on them were blown away Ee witnesses said that when the storm was at its height Miami Beach I completely was covered with water I Ground floors were uninhabitable they said and tho wreckage of the storm was sent swirling through the streets Martial Law Declared Martial law has been declared and every able-bodied man has been called upon to aid in the relief work The city hall has been turned into hospital and relief station and food and water shortages are faced Food and water remaining is being dispensed through a permit system and supplies from wrecked stores are being gathered at the police station The city hall Saturday and Sunday presented a sad spectacle Long lines of people waited hours in the food water and hospital lines Only those suffering from minor injuries were slowed to wait Emergency cases were Immediately attended to All available doctors and nurses have been constantly at work since the storm ended Traffic on the Venetian causeway has been denied to ail save those providing relief Armed men stand guard on both ends Practically all hotels are being used as relief stations Food is being dispensed to all free of charge and lodging is offered Deluge Like Tidal Wave Early Saturday morning the beach was a solid sheet of gray water with a deluge from above covering all and pounding waves from the ocean meeting the back-wash from the bay It was as if a huge tidal wave had swept across the land Overturned and smashed cars are everywhere Many were tossed Into the bay from botb the county causeway and Venetian Way Most of the boats on the ocean front and in the bay are gone The smaller craft disappeared completely or were thrown on shore blocks inland Palatial yachts riding at anchor the night before w'ere left with masts sticking out of the depths in the morning Thousands of fish were hurled from their element on to the land Yesterday foodlcss persons were picking them xip and Cooking them With walls tumbling down around them people in homes hotels and apartment houses on the beach fled whither they could They huddled in lobbies of hotels principally When the rain had ceased and the hurricane wind quieted refugees from all parts of the beach looked for shelter Al! day they poured into hotels and other buildings which wrere moro or less intact They were dressed in bathing suits night gowns and underwear or loss Lobbies were filled through the night with some people sleeping and others nervously wakeful Francis Sheehan manager of the Floridian served a breakfast of porridge and coffee practically al that was left Sunday morning to all who camo in Practically all the large plate gass lower windows in the Floridian which also housed refugees were smashed and many of the upper ones FltHduuod Thrown Open The Fleetwood w hich had been closed for the summer was thrown open by the caretaker Henry Stolte on his own responsibility and scores of people were thereby accommodated Many of the guests from the Rosevere apartments found shelter there and were invited by Mr Stolte to stay as long as was necessary The Rosevere at 653 West avenue owned and operated by Mrs Julia Farington suffered damage estimated at many thousands of dollars The roof was ripped completely off doors torn from hinges and windows burst in A E Doty and Walter Stevens guests at the Rosevere rescued three men from the ocean A portion of the Fleetwood Hotel tower ’was knocked down with cement and timbers plunging into the bay or on the glass enclosed roof garden bclowT Hundreds of persons walked to and from the beach A huge dredge large fuel tanks and heavy boats were thrown up on the county causeway some of the tanks bounding entirely across and into the bay waters Tho giant Clarke Dredging Company dredge which has been deepening the channel south of the causeway was practically submersed Automobiles are scattered along the causeways some hanging by one wheel on the edges some are locked together some are upside down and some thrown into the bay barely have their tops sticking out of the water The bay level rose several feet timing the storm Star Island Palm island and Hibiscus island also suffered considerable damage although no demolished buildings were reported The steel water tank on Palm island was knocked flat The islands aro littered with fish and debris including street railway ties torn from the county causeway and washed on shore Store Fronts Torn Off Fronts of many stores were torn off along Fifth street and other principal thoroughfares at the beach Tli a Postal Telegraph Company office in Fifth street suffered severely The front was ripped out and a heavy co inter placed across the CITY UNDER MARTIAL LAW To the People of Miami and Vicinity: Due to the relief M'ork now in progress during the present crisis it is requested that all those Mho have no specific business on hand refrain from congesting the main arteries of traffic in order to facilitate such relief M-ork This is not a gala occasion or a legal holiday and should not be treated as such The public can greatly assist relief M-ork by staying off the streets The city is under martial law and those who fail to comply M’ith this proclamation will be subject to arrest and imprisonment FVII WHARTON City Manager City of Miami Approved : JAMES H GILMAN ' Acting Mayor September 19 1926 front part of the office was picked up turned upside down and twdsted aside The large desk was hurled from the front to the rear of the office Martial Law In Miami Martial law in Miami followed a conference between Mr Gilman and Sheriff Henry R Chase and Police Captain H S Redman S' Volunteers w ere enlisted and sworn immediately after the order was Issued It was estimated that 300 men w’ere sworn and detailed to duty in various parts of the city Mr Gilman’s order was as follows: I James Gilman acting mayor hereby declare martial law in effect at 6 p m Saturday September 19 to insure the safety of all homes in and around Miami and to enable police with their volnteers assisting to properly maintain law and order All people not employed in some work that is helpful to relieve the present situation wall remain at home after 6 p m Any person who volunteers to assist must obtain proper credentials from H S Redman officer in charge of the police department” An official order of martial law was issued yesterday by County Judge W F Blanton Robert N Ward major of 124th infantry F N G officially was in charge of all law enforcement bodies Disease Menace Fought An order to residents to place all garbage in covered recepticles and place it on the sidewalks for collection was issued by William Sydow director of the garbage and trash collecting department of the city There will be no set hours for collections but collectors have been put to work and will visit all streets “Garbage left to decay spreads disease We can prevent this by placing it in some kind of a container and covering it” Mr Sydow said Hialeah Mass of Wreckage Hialeah is a mass of wreckage So far as is known not a building there escaped damage Many structures however are partially serviceable These are crowded with refugees Unofficial reports place the dead at 12 The list of injured is believed to be large From the river bridge connecting with Country Club Estates spreads a vista of destruction Electric lines either aro flat on the ground or are leaning badly The Biscayne jai alai fronton pokes a skeleton of steel skyward The grandstand of the Miami Kennel Club and Miami Jockey Club are wrecked The stalls at the horse track wfere flattened In Hialeah the hurricane vented its fury with freakish results Here a building is flattened here one has a wall caved in and there another is upside down The fact that a large number of tho buildings are of frame contributed to the damage Few of the frame buildings withstood the force of the hurricane The greatest damage to concrete block buildings was loss of roofs and w'ater damaage Church Becomes Hospital Relief measures were put into effect in Hialeah and the Country Club Estates Saturday as soon as the storm abated sufficiently to make motor travel possible The Hialeah Community Church was converted into a combination receiving hospital and refugee station A number of injured were said to have died soon after being received at the church Country Club Estates fared bettor than Hialeah due to uniform concrete block construction The Arabian Nights Inn went down in a heap Across the street Broadway tho front of tho Everglades building stod but it crashed in the rear and west side Th© Handy Andy store only store in the new tow’n had its front blown in and the roof dropped to the floor Most of the destruction in the Country Club Estates was due to unroofing of houses Among homes of the mansion type a number were damaged like a ship battered at sea The palatial home of Glenn Curtins just east of th© golf course appeared to be unharmed The Administration building weathered the hurricane with slight damage and was converted into a refuge station Unidentified Man Killed Only one dead was reported in Country Club Estates An unidentified man about 30 years of age was1 killed outright when a tw’o-story frame apartment house on Westward drive was flattened Several were Injured in that building The Horse shoe Inn a long one-story frame apartment house in the Cinema Park section was lifted off its foundation and moved northward about four feet Its roof remained in tact how’-ever The Hialeah State Bank building located in Country Club Estates near the Miami river was wrecked The Grethen building facing on Miami river canal was heavily damaged but not destroyed The roof was taken off the telephone exchange building Little damage was done to the new club house of Miami’s Municipal golf course in Country Club Estates The building of the Archery and Gun club remained in tact and was converted into a refuge station Saturday afternoon Only one or two houses in the east section were left with roofs The home of J L Barksdale circulation manager of The Herald was one that escaped serious damage Practically all the other houses in that section of the new village were unroofed On© roan was on his roof trying to nail down some buildin paper when the hurricane reached its second high pitch He was carried with the roof 50 feet from the house and W’as seriously injured His pame W’as not learned He was carried into the Bogat home and had not been able to get surgical attention up to yesterday Bridge Is Swept Away The only access to Country Club estates is by way of Hialeah the Red road bridge over the Comfort canal having been swept away It requires close view of buildings to see the damage except for the Arabian Nights Handy Andy’s and one or two others The large garage shed in the rear of the Administration building crashed to the ground Thirty-sixth street from the Hia leah bridge south to the turn to the east a distance of more than a mile is obstructed by electric poles and wires all flat to the ground Traffic though impeded is able to pass however by using the edges of the pavement After turning east the highway is free except for debris in spots for the poles fell away from the pavement Martial law was declared in Hialeah and Country Club Estates early yesterday Possession was taken of stores and commissaries established for distribution of food Available laborers were pressed into service to clear away debris from the streets and to help in establishing more suitable quarters for homeless refugees Many Without Shelter In both Hialeah and Country Club Estates many people were left wtih-out shelter In Country Club Estates these w-ere chiefly in the Cinema park section where frame buildings had been constructed The storm did considerable dura-age at the Florida East Coast railroad shops A water tank W’as blown ift two and the roundhouse under construction was damaged In Seminole park section negro district most of the buildings were leveled and several deaths were reported Stores in Hialeah continued to do business Saturday despite the fact that most of them had suffered heavy damage Supplies of lamps and candles were soon exhausted The task of repairing the electric light lines and establishing light service in Hialeah and Country Club Estates will be great In Hialeah It will mean rebuilding the entire system Both towns are without water Th© Tropical Hand Laundry a new two-story concrete block building in Thirty-sixth street lost its second story Buildings in the rear were swept away Olympia Sign Blown Down Tho sign at the Olympia Theater one of the most conspicuous and heaviest In the city and which was the center of attraction when the West Indian hurricane of July passed up the Atlantic Ocean outside Miami accompanied by high winds here crashed to the pavement in sections strewn for half a block in E Flagler street Its fall damaged store fronts opposite Policemen stood by the shop windows in which expensive merchandise w'as exposed especially notion shops in Flagler street N E Second avenue and N E First avenue A principal item of the damage is that caused by water pouring through broken windows and forcing its way through window and door sills The spray seemed to go through cracks in frames carrying across rooms The rain had a salty taste indicating that it had been scooped up from the ocean and consequently was more damaging to draperies furniture carpets and clothing No warning could be given to people who walked or drovp out in the early morning believing the storm was over It was fortunate for many that the rain had made it impossible for them to start their aut omobiles All during the night Richard V Gray meteorologist in charge of the United States weather bureau continued to observe the storm He was at his post during the morning watching the rising barometer that told when the center of the hurricane passed He noted at the same time tho change of wind to the southeast and the increasing velocity that came with the second visitation of the gale Population Unprepared Although the government weather bureau considers hurricanes slow moving from a standpoint of time for warnings the storm which descended on Miami caught the residents unprepared because it was not expected to hit Miami until morning Hurricane warnings had boon issued for the coast from Key West to Jupiter during the night but only as a precautionary measure W’ith the expectation that daylight would come before the storm arrived In the early morning restaurants attempted to serve breakfast in the semi-darkness at 7 a m and burglar alarms rang in jewelry stores where windows had been blown in Many spectators paused and smiled at the pranks of the wind for its damage appeared to have been concluded without loss of life Miami Hupmobile and Hudson automobile agencies suffered large losses both in motor cars and buildings All the large electric signs along the waterfront were blown down and damaged beyond repair Hundreds of thousands of feet of lumber were buffeted in the waters of the bay at N E Fifteenth street where more than half of the contents of a lumber yand was swept into the water The steel water standpipe at th© plant of the Florida Tower and Light Company S W First court and Second street was Tipped at the top and later blown down Lumber in the yard of the J A McDonald Lumber Company at 204 S Miami avenue was strewn for hundreds of feet The wind carried great timbers for hundreds of feet Among electric signs damaged was that on top of the El Comodoro Hotel S W First street and Second avenue At least two yachts could be seen sunk at th© Municipal docks after th© lull came in th© morning Th© docks were damaged somewhat but th© piers were not carried away Many of the yachts had sought shelter in th© river The wind struck with full velocity on the northeast corner of the Everglades Hotel where tho currents split rushing up N E Third street and out Biscayne boulevard On each of these streets Several automobiles were overturned Four large motor ‘cars overturned between th© Everglades Hotel and the Plaza Hotel in N E Third street No windows were broken in the Everglades Hotel above the first story The windows of the Plaza Hotel were shattered Four frame dwellings in N K Third street west of tho Everglade© Hotel had their roofs blown off and second stories damaged Tho tall bayfront hotels stood lik© buhvorks They withstood the wind tho only damage being to signs superstructures windows and awnings The wind did not uproot very many the palm trees in the new bayfront park which had beta planted only a few months before Scaffolding Is Wrecked Damage done to scaffolding was general and few persons realized how much construction work is under way in downtown Miami until th© storm called attention to it Daman© was done on construction jobs at th© Bank of Bay Biscayne skyscraper th© Model Land Company offie© building the Dade County Security Company building the courthouse and a number of others Buildings along th© river front and in the northwest section were demolished The sheet metal roof of th© new bus terminal garage N W Eighth stret and Seventh avenue which was completed two weeks ago was ripped from th© structure The Bohnert Sheet Metal Roofing Company building at N W Seventh avenue and Fourteenth street collapsed The structure which W’as of steel and sheet metal construction was converted into a twisted mass A pine tree felled by th© gale tumbled across N W Seventeenth street near Seventh avenue blocking th© main thoroughfare to Jackson Memorial hospital A telephone pole was snapped off at the has© at Eleventh street and several high tension wires fell in a tangled mat across the street New School Is Damaged The new negro school at N W Eleventh street and Sixth avenue w'as damaged by the storm Windows on the west side of the building were blown out and holes made in th© roof Hundreds of homes in the negro dislriet ar© without roofs and many families ar© homeless Ihe top of a large concrete building at N W Third avenue and Eleventh street was torn off by th© gals© and th© debris piled in the street below The new city ambulance answering an emergency call was overturned at Biscayne boulevard and First street Driver Earl Hudson escaped injury Express Building Collapses Th© north end of the roof of ih© building occupied by the Ray Stag Hot'd and tho Florida Citrus Ex-change crashed when a sign fell The sign on El Commodore Hotel is a twisted mass of steel The American Railway Express building N W First court between W Flagler and First streets col- lapsed A crossing watch tower t the N V First street railroad crossing crumbled Miami river from the N XV Fifth street bridge to the XV Flagler t bridge was at flood stage Home-boats cither were &unk or jih4 against tho bridge supports Th© stream was overflowed submerging nearby streets and damaging sur- Continued On Tag© 6 t — A '

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