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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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Sifi^ Bantl^tvn fubltr ^trmtt (Hxttpttvutxitn
OFFICERS
CHARLES F. NESBIT. President
JACKSON H. RALSTON, vice-president
H. T. NEWCOMB, Secretary
709 UNION TRUST BUILDING
lia0l|lngtnn. i. (d.
Jan. 6, 1912.
morganton waterworks company
moroanton. n. c.
The Graham water and electric company
the graham ice company
graham, n. c
y. THorfias E. V/ill,
Secretary, District Sufferage League,
Wcishington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
I have your proof of appeal to the people of the
Distr;".ct. and will you please talce off yy name and that of
Dr.- Cr;.;:.rles Wood as vre are not raem"bers of Coir.Lilttee on V/ays
and Means or even ncrriloers or the Lea^^^ue.
You must imderstand that this is no indication that
Doctor and I are not thoroui^ly and fully interooted in suf-
ferage for we are and expect to do what we can for it.
Very truly yours
(^ydy


WASHINGTON OFFICES'
UNION SAVINGS BANK BLDG.
NEW YORK CFFICES-

RALSTON,SIDDONS 6c RI CHAR D SON, london ofmVeI""'"""''''

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WASHINGTON, D.C.

CABLE address;
"RALSID WASHINGTON"







January 6, 1912,





Professor Thomas E. Fill,



Washington, D, c.



Dear sir:



I have yuur letter of the i^-th inst. enclosing



proof of a proposed appeal for financial support to the



Suffrage movement, and must be frank with you and say that



I am not wining that ray name should appear upon this paper.



Among other reasons that influence me in this, are the



following:



1. No committee on ways and means has been



organized that I know anything about, and it would, there-



fore, appear a self-constituted cormrd-ttee, and that I do



not like,



2. The literature of the District of



Columbia Suffrage League which I have seen, inc3.uding the



letter heads, gives the names of no officers save your



own,as Executive Secretary. No responsible Treasurer



seoms to have been yet selected to whom money should be



sent, and no committee organized that should direct



expenUtures,



I am quite unwilling that my name should be



used until these matters are settled in a satisfactory



form, and I am quite sure that Judge Stafford feels the


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the same way about it. This plan is not, in ray opinion,
proceeding in a sound way. There should be first an or-
ganization effected, to be raade up of reprer^entative per-
sons of the different classes in the District before we
are asking money from the public of v^ashington.
Again, I think some of the language used in
the appeal is not fortunate. Apathy on the part of the
community is suggested and I, for one, do not want to
force self-govern:a3tit upon an unwillin.-'; majority, if that
is the case. I think a mistake is being raade in pushing
the financial, end of this before we have an organization
which will have the confidence of the community.
I t?iink you had bettor be very sure that
Judge Stafford understandsthorou,ghly the situation before
you use his name. I have only had a brief talk with hlra
once since the meeting at ray house and then only a few
words as to the mass meeting, wnich I told him I should
be unable to attend, bTit urged his attendance.
In conclusion, please do not use my name on
the appeal, though you are at liberty always to say that
I am cordially in favor of self-government for the Dis-
trict of Coliirabla. Before my name is used to solicit funds,
there must be a responsible organization which will in
and of itself make an appeal to the people of the District


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and to senators and Representatives. This, in my opinion,
we have not yet got.
Truly yours.
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Vri-._ PRESIDENT.

jALE. M I ULER .
VICE PRESIDENT

R.M. PRICE.
SCCV. & TREASURER.

R. \A/. RALSTON,
ASS't. SEdV.SiTREAS,
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MIAMI, P^I^A. Jan. 8, 1912,
Mr. Thoa. il. rTiil,
809 tt St., irr,
TTashington, D. G.

Dear J^r. Wills

Your favor of the 27th ult., with regard to
Louise Park, has been received. Miss Park is the
holder of contract 4587 for 10 Acres and Contract 4590
for 10 Acres. This, as you know, is one of the Bowen
Resales, w^e stated to Miss Park that inasmuch as it
was a Bowen Hesale, whatever settlement lir. Bowen
'dished, we would make, "but we must insist on I-tr. Bowen
standing any loss that may occur, as provided under
his contract. In order that you may know how these
things are handled, I beg to state that each contract
for 10 Acres of land stands on its own footing, and
must not be taken in conjunction with any other contract
held by the purchaser. Por instance, on Contract 4587,
this party has paid ?1S0. Under her contract she is
entitled to an acre of land for each ^60.00 paid in.
On the other contract, the same amount has been paid,
Kierefore, she would be entitled to 4 Acres in all, as
mentioned in your letter. I do not understand, however,
your statement, "of property rAiich will be accredited to
me." "I assume that you can handle this," All that we
can do is to make Miss Park or whoever she directs a deed
for the 4 Acres. Ehis we are ready to do v/henever she
so directs.

with my very best v/ishes,

Very truly yours,

BVERGIADE LAITD bALEi COlDPAlir.
BY
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Secretary.


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col.lect what, in due y.. fron LV. -. C. Howe.. He has been here
in uo^vn a ^lale rm:\ I had hoped the 'lat.ter -^i^it then be ad-
j^isted. However, .notvdth^andin^ a Written invitation, he^ -r..
failea to call upon us and. instead, vo-ot^ a savage lefetdr ^'^y '-.:.
threa-fenin,, liti^at.i.^n- orincipaiay on account of :;oino5lo claim
he 13 :T5aki;ig on llr. Htrnnp. ^ ._,, v.,o^n;;- ,., :-|v; ;; -,;.;;'

1-r. Dov;en cabled c^ IIov;a rooRntly,but ..learned that.^he had -one ==
to Nev/ York pos.3ibly for tv-o nonths.
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I arc^Rnoiosin,;, herewith, receipt ir ftill from'R. Jv Jackaoh show-
i.ny .,Kao .>ov/-n ajuM j,pid hin ^Sa^n. account. Of conniasioh on '- = ^.'.
3aleB tn J-'r. yi. Culver. One thTrd of this, namely |;30 in due
and__paya;,le to.un.fron-Kr. .Hovr. He coneq'back, with another-
oL clai- against, us ^or;?6.67., ..This-, we do not'acknouledr^e
but v.nil v/:-.ive. Lea-ins a balance due un for $25. 43 (twcnty-three
aollar. ana forty-three cent.). If you c.n heln us oollect^hia
we .?hall be v^ry :mich oblijod, "'

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collected fron us t- pay hi;a, as for example, in tv.P. I.^mk-Kour:- rt-i-^ tb .-. C'-^r'-jr

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Janiiary 30, 1912.








Mr. U.S. Shewmaker,




500 R.I. Ave., N.'],,




"'a.'^hinijt.on, T>.C,








Dear "r. Bhewiaker,









Enclosed find check for ^25 fron lira. Julia A. fhompson to be




applied on the Everglades farnin-j propoflition.
Sincerely yours.


LONG BUILDING,
KANSAS CITY, MO.
P HI LI P S. D E LANY,
PRCSIOCNT.

HENRY Q. RALSTON,
I *.T VICE PRCStOEMT.
R.M PRICE ,
acc'v,* TREASURER.

WILLIS p. MUNGER.
^ Land Sales Commm
(incorporated)
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773

OWE,
General Agcmt for the
Company.s land.
Washinoton. D-. C. Office:

OURAY BUILDING

SOS G STREET, N. W

Telephone Main 4260
A year ago last August, whila employed in the Interetate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure ma a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enoloaed waa
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absenoe and inspected the wonderful Evergladea region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aoras of it.
On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such oonfidenoe in ray honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 aores on'my report. I resigned
from the I. C. C. in Deoember last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded fashington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers who KNOW soils have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their.
example.

Among those who have aotually seen the Everglades may be named
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. 0., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C, S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C,

^sk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
Iv^'jjlaoe for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
'-^r^uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
nd we can refer you to numbers of others.
f
My purpoae in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, TOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


^RRpSIDENT.
H EN rV-,(S; RijU-STON .
VICE PRESIDENT. ''

H. bALE MILLER.
VICE PT.tLmiDpVy\. ^ ,.

R.M. PRICE^ ^ '
SEC^l'. a< TREASyREH .
B. W. RAt;STON,"
.asb't. SEC^¥; 84 TRE
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773

Jsmuary 30, 1912
I have written Mr, Price regarding the Culvers. Their
latest proposition does not correspond exactly with the propositton
which Mr. Bowen presented for our consideration and which I
recommended to our Miami office several weeks ago. However,
since I have again written Mr. Price, the entire decision
rests with him and you will no doubt receive a communication
from him in the near future.

These special cases cause us no end of trouble aJid
besides they embody a certain element of unfairness to our
other customers and representatives. We have always turned them
down in the past and must do so in the future. Except for the
imporrtant position occupied by Mr. Culver there would not have
been any justification for recommendation even in this instance.
Kindly therefore do not ask me to reconmend any other similar
request. It piles up the bonuses and places a handicap on our
other purchasers in the matter of lot bonus, etc.
It should be very distinctly understood aleo by the
Culvers that even in their case they can qualify for only one lot
under the plan outlined. If they wish to secure more lots (provided
any are still available when they make known their desire) it
would be necessary as stated in my letter to Mr. Price, that they
pro rate the previous payments qnd then add a sufficient simount
to complete the balance on ihy given ten acre unit.

When may we expect their application for twenty acres
^additional covering tracts 8 and 9, section 6, 53, 38. You will
remember that the original request for the bunching of the
iSi'i.'. fccredits was based upon the idea that they would sign up for this
additional acreage. Kindly bring this matter to a head at
l^-your earliest convenience.

-y As requested, I am sending you several townsite maps.
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Regarding Mrs. Childs' friend, it J:uBt so happens that


,we have open several tracts in the same vicinity which will no
doubt be very satisfactory, namely tracts 8, 22, and 23 of section
5, 52, 38. Kindly secure the additional order at your early
convenience and send it along.
Tours sincerel
Mr. T. E. Will,
809 G.St., N.W.,
Wasliing^on, D.C.
H-P


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GENERAL OFFICES:
OORN SUILOINO,
MIAM I FLA.
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V. .V^. HELM ,
PREStOKNT. ,
HENRY G. RALStON.
VICE PRESIDENT.

H. DALE M 1 LLER .
VICE PRESIDENT .

R.M. PRICE.
SECY. 5(TREAaOBCR
R. V/. RALSTON^
ASsV, 3CC^y.alTPtEAo.
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
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CHICAGO
January 30, 1912
(Jwrttlemen:

I am surprised to learn that there has been ajiy lack
of harmony between Mr. Walker and our officials at the Miaunl
end of the lino. I hi/a written to Mr. Walker as per copy
of letter attached and have also written a confidential letter
down to Miami asking them for the inside facta,

I tried to see Walker when I was down in Florida
but each time that I went out to the Davie Farm he seemed to
be someiihere else. There waw nothing to indicate, however,
that any break had occurred^although now that the matter has
been called to my attention I do remember some statement to the
effect that Walker had taken a rather independent_stand and
refused to come into the Growers and Marketing Association.
^l was sorry to learn of this^ because every one on the Davie
Farm should be represented in the organization. We want
everybody to succeed and since we have more at stake than any
individual or group could possibly have, it was with a desire
to see everybody make good that the organization was perfected.
The greatest good of the greatest number of course must be
conserved and I hope that even yet Walker will join hands with
" the organization so as to profit by the principle of "pulling
together."

Meantime if you cam throw any further light on the
subject, would be glad to have you write me in detail so that
I can assist in straightening out the apparant difficulty,
whatever it may be.
Yours 3
Messrs. Bowen & Will,
i.i''v?"Washingt on.
D.C.
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the laet
fe, beeii;i:MGTOlia to the house n-of*t
C>f^fin;in|%rt:^ you alre£ftBtilkbe6au'66''t%^rUlt6sS ill
'. Fori; Lauderdale dllllSfetmv went to Key West m a apecial
uar, rMic^or Marakalln-and Reed Bryan had met th^|j3-^i2^j;&s^sJiKcn a|
.J^Okeonvilla tLe*'day-fefore, and Franb^^k-b^
^". ;>1i4^Tfi^maJc|arbarfe 'd-difti 11 e e, and '%!#%> mt^tafi^ls or^ i n f 1 u
^ ) l^f-^^^^^^^fei^'^'ithere, under their olose espicnage^ and Clark
" ^-f%ir^^w4HaSi%6iMBay^ when wo ar.Aed for oufliieai^ing, ^^Uf'^'a hearing
'-J /T*ai3\-ll'aj?'le^f-e'srfe-ar^, as we wsre going to get 'SLsst^^y for the harbor

0'^'v^ft"F'*yT'^'^'^:'i5fe^^&t,worth 7;hile tr lifiW-cingresemen with long
R^^^'-ff ;^;" y" y ^J^K> :^fx. ^-f^t t^ ^
t^'i--" 'r:-'5P^'& W'i''^ ^^'' v^t t; .-"'"'''' *^ ,
pdVl^^tStfpokl' of hlB Uhfriendlinees to the Everglades, and the fact Mid;
[)"a- '^''Satfixi^i cur xraducer, was on the trip as his personal guest.
:,' -p >. 4?-^

' .i/,J^l,arlc d6lS3- I^^^^Ererglaaes, and was interested only in putting a stop to the
^^^Usrcpreseiitations and extotione of the land speculators who.
^;1,
i t^ w^'^lt^'ro robbing people. He also denied that Pathrick had gor^^^^*'-^'**^''
Kr'jHfeeta^lrthan to ask for an investigation of the causes of Wfkf
m. iiky/:^^X\yL
>jn.nting of the gov. document. When I faced him dovrn on
led ard equivocated, but inoiotcd -that he \7as a"
vit-iout,S,h6k*;e\pj, 2ientacr.ijj.t^ ytvix iaa Ple^Xj-Uicul.i'c tne i>.*-^a:
that.sitC'li cc>UitiLr5*aa ryo'*i.'i6atfas£lr^ 3Aiy^4^d**Jusc*'Jl:ie Glaaes, bafr'.: '


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'm#l#PMfa.1}tles in the crowd.
lliv^^^fctii^ whilAfiffi -f^^iiMlifeliM'^rt^ft^^^ hour, only one
^&an, Mayc^lSrehalIi;il^Mli|/it!t#flt|lto speak. However, Sparkman
'Earbors Comnittee, both made abac-
l^n jappropriation for the survey.
i..?J'-^nd McKinlfe>, of the fIW
pil^J^te pledges tha#fP^|'l;
^Krif]snd everybody here wSli^j


af*?
ftirsdatffflK^j

.^^^Bff^l^^fr^he Parfe
,#^ -^Jfc i-sCrjii
t we will get the deep harbor.
i|t up to Lauderdale two days
^^_^ ^tant members, as the Kaal
ptf-and the Rfcvers and Ear 1:^0:
Chamberlain had gone to Tampa.
h^er. and so didf Bathrick.
in boats, and shown crops at
here by thei ladies of the tovin.,
'^^.^jify^v.^^ trmti went on tcrPalfii Boach. I was too ill to go up the
^S^l^^^^f., J'i*^ ^^"^e party, and have not* been to tovm since to learn
^Ml^^^^8'iil#P<3ned, although !D know that Clark captivated Heinej
|aSwlW^'5j^*'|t.f|e% others and won them over wrw*^iiI'§:'Tr^'i^y' cTreap''''^l5..
MlsiS^i^'^^^^ like to know what Clark and Bathrici^'l ave been
i3#M%bout the Glades since their return to Washington.


L'^ < My illness is nothing more serious than an attack of diarrhea I
^^^JMJ*^'^ '^o'^ seern to bea able to check, and which makes me very weak.
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CE.NERAL OFFICES:
DORN BUILDINO,
MIAM I FLA.
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CHICAGO
January 31, 1912
V. V>/. HELM,
PRSSIOKNT.
HENRY G-RALSTOri.
Vice PRESIDENT. t

H. DALE Ml LLER .
VICE PRESIDENT.

R.'M. PRICE.
SecV. St TREASURER.
R. W. RALSTON,
ASsV. 3C^V 01 TREAS .
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
Dear Mr. Will:

I am glad to know that you are teJcing advantage of
the organization of the Drainage Congress to boost the
Everglades in your articles. This is a plan that you can
carry out quite extensively in a long__series of artjj^les for
, the reason that the newspapers are giving a great daal of
space just at this time to the question of conservation,
particulairly the organization of the new Drainage Congress.
Yours
Mr. T. E. Will,
809 G St., N.W.,
Washington, D.C.
H-P

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GENERAL OFFICES:
DOMM BUILDINO,
MIAM I F1_A
V. W. HELM,' ....
'. \ PRESIDENT.

HENRY, G.RALSTON," ^ .
'VtOi P.RE^Sffi,EhT: "V*--

H. DALE Mi'lLER .
VICE phfcen>ET. *'

R.M. PRICE,
S ECV. Br' TR^ASlWCR '
R.W; RALSTON, V *
ass't. SECV'fliTREAa.
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TELEPHONE

RANDOLPH 1773
CHICAGO
Feb. 1,1912.
Dear Mr. Willi
h\(f. ,a!ti
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This will aolmovrledge the list of newspapers and
the brief letter to the editors. We Trill try and rush this
stTiff out within the next few days.

I am glad to note that you are oo<-operatl])e In
the inatter of fixing upyChat exhibit in the Hiami spaoe at
^ the Southern CoonnerQia/Congress headquarter^
"Ut* ^omas E. Will*
809 G. St., K.W.,
Washington, D. C.
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r-.briL-ry 1, 1912.
I'r. Vyr-:'\pj\ B. '.'/ilkv^r,
rt. L;uulerdalo, Pla.

V.J -'ear iJ-. "/rtlker,

Renlyxi-i- to your:i of +1.^ 3lHt viTl nay thnt v- are fdYrays fia^^er r.-r.d jlnd
to l.--^rir fro"i 7m;. for \ve ar exceeclin-;;!/ anxious that the demonstration
v.o'.-.- in pro,T:^ss on th'^ Davie tract .-^hall prove a bi;^ anccenci.

Did you ^ot the C300 (t>iree ].-andre.?; dollar.-'.} tliat v;e sent j-oii which, v.ith
Onoo" (two l.mdrfd dollars) fornerly sent np.kes the total of 05OO (five
hundred dollars); V.'e hRV a little more. Let us knovr well in ndvarce
v.iic!-: "OU ill need it. If ynn are likely, to need nore than ifew^hundred or
tv7o hundrr-,! "nore in order to ijot th.rou^h ve should knov/ that :;oon.

An ver-/ -lad tha' you encapoJ tha fre-ze; also that anir; Is are bei:;^
used successfully on tlie land. I'r. I'.alloy v-Tited tl.at he itoald not take
five hnnlrfd. dolla"5^ for the nule he ir. lulri^ on rav,- l^.r.d.

An '.Tritms^ V.r, Vanola of v/hich. encloiujcl Is cop.', "'or. >:nnw we have the
.use of thft -3vla sijity till Cctobe- 1st. Hehce you are all" ri^I.t for
sein9&^Urirl-e ti .C-.

Ilave yo.iV seed potatoes co:'y ytX'l '^e wer^^ ^^ipii-C y-"'- ^iji' plant a _;ood
ai^e.i in ^h.-.^e. Is i^ nov too late ? I have the V/aluin calyLend
I vjy Vy. ?or\,yr on.'tl^ie .street- today. V.'.: ].ad Just r'-ceivsd a let"? ^r from
his wife, Kotliinj iiad b'^en said'of hf^r b-iri;^ ii:'.

I re.'-d your letter to ovjr Tone Iliiilders, v.ino. lisl srifi.i
int.-rn.-.^. to -ii- rythin -"mr". th-^ Gl.ades.

It is r,.'/t neces.-..iry for y.Ta to be oxcf^ssively for-n.al.
^et the main J'acts, arid v,;e V;\,rvv ^^^^ liavr- lots to do ii
up v~y>or\3, ^

uivG. :i^- -v^ry best rej^ard.-vto all of tlie fi-iends on the !-:verjlade3.

Cordially yours
\, the deKpcHt
-.11 we v.int ii-. to
\d<'itin;i '0 frr-r-dn;



IvrA..TIiSTIO ]3lJn,INGr

[vS^
I>IRI3 C Of o R e

PHILIP S. DELANY,
PRCSIOCN
HENRY G. RALSTON^
tv vice PRCSID
f7*>'
V W. HELM,
2..-' VICE PnESIDEMT

R. M. PRICE,
ecc.v.* TnCASURE.
WILLIS p. MUNOER.
(incorporated)
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
Washin.ton, D. C. Office-.
Ouray Builoino
SOS e STREET,

TEt-CPHONC Main 4260
A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Gommerce Commission, tho writer waa looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government aervioe for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income aa the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enolosed was
handed me by a friend In the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absenoe and inspected the wonderful Evergladea region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 acres of it.

On my return to fashington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Gommission had suoh oonfidenoe in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from tha I. G. G. in December laat to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreda of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business man,
practical, hardfisted farmers who KNOW soils have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU oannot do better than follow their
example.'

Among those who have aotually seen the Everglades may be named
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C, Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Servioe, Washiiigton, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. f., Washington, D. C.,

,f*Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
|.??place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an inoome pro-
"7 iucing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries:
"^Sind we can refer you to numbers of others.

^yyy"" Wy purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
-*''' '' faot that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


f
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809 G Street, II.^V.,
"asl.in-trn, T).r.,, February 1, 191;^,
Mr. Hernan B. '.,'alker,
rt. Landerd.-le, Fla.

I'y y.^r I'r. V'.'alker,

.Replying to yoxirs oP t'.-f,- ISth n.l sf-..- tLr.t I ".n -lari +.c liaise r,.-, frank a
.str;t-:^n"nt fron /ou r.nd a.*n h-.nin^ tj.at -Jo-.e of the feature.s thp.t don't look
goou to yr/a n:.y improve vith further acouair.tance.

I v,-ish 7T.1 :.i,_,'it liave a fra.-;:: tf-Tk vl+h I'r. "\-.lston and Vx. Price about the
polnt.s -fn^i v-Tote ne about. I'jr, Heln v.T.nted to see you v.-hcn the.v^ but '-Is^rc
"Oil,
The price you ar^ p-yin^^ .''or yp'.ir tivn Half rseotions is simply th" currgtnt
prirtft cl'.ar^ed at the tirne you bought. Cha-tibers land v.lthout laterals Is
-sellin- f'lr vSO, None df'un kr."-" the .^tatf
Of coiij-ae, j'^ou knov,- t?iat "ny perr
raised rmnoy othR^'wise i"" r,h:ra.ld have retp.i.nr.n title to all -'-'I'.s I-^.nc
To t:-, ordinary citizen, '.nv^nver, f;i;ch a'view vould have been v.'ildl'
uto2iian.
1"-" the .^tate vo-'ld sell, and atla cut r.ate.
r5onal'v5.ov. is that if the .state could have
If yo-a finally d-^oM"- lo ^^-r:,r^ r.-.-.s y.lf se--'i-.n, of c')-arB^. v.e s'.nllnot try
to stand in jo:it way, I shAVild be v-ry ^lad, however, if you can 50 on "
v,'.i.th it as I pen d-ii;:^ -.-iti; n'ne, I r'.onld hr-.ve ^ot barj^r r'na by not buying
.U'ltil I be^ar :-^-li.in3, but-I hav." n-^t alloved that fact to Inbuence r^o.^
Aa to relurri.'^. on '7i;-r^-l'\d.'''.^ Lirnl,
<.i'-f ave be-^n f-r.ryr.^ the nuck
south 0:' thf^ L^ik- f:>r U-o yea.rs., I -^av. splendid stuff ^rov in- +her>> two
ys'-.rs a^jo. V.o^t of tiie C?l.\de.s, of coiirs" am untested, neccs.-.r j-liy as
we ; nv^- r:l\:yyp, rcvde clear.

I y-.. al:vay: iirde-stood th^t ^ h- I^a-n- "I^xp^nin'^ntal" fanr; ran F::p-rn.nental
onTy In na-- and hav-^- ^(^"ated nio;h1 alony. At the sane tirie, I imderstand
the ^..lyZ. Corapfinjt. ir, nov.' .oonductinj e::y.r;r:.r>r,n-^al -i.-onk en tract 68, section
"S, .-^.-^h th.e ]-ir-lf oy a nci-nt.ifir nan. ''';-; tk.ls 'understanding, .i.icorrect?

I ai- ab:;o"ii-;.ely c i-ord f,]irJ +]; j-e r:uGt be a lot of oopponat.ion ru-;onr;
T^ver-lades neopl, espcci-illy in s}..-n,y'.n- and F-ll'n^. ir t^^e n.J..5. Coni-
^^:r; ir yy: hand":'-.,, i+f; end r,f t]ds proposi^im ri^ht, v/hy don't yon ,;o
over th.~: natter -.".i.+Ji theK^an^ .see. -".f ;in under si and in,^ oari'" bo rsa.^Lcd?
A.T I Ge~ it, it :'.^ e.s.sential Lo their interests that this v.holc farninj
propo.-iiti'-^h on the Davie tract be n.ade a.s bi^a s-.icce3;i .':. p(j.-,.T:.V 1,-; this
y^ar If 'he cor-iprviy doesn'd n.ike a penny out of the packiny^ ship ^inj and
selliny, I i;av.. iinderato^f' l^-i- *" be their vierpoint too. It wonla be ^*^
v--y s^ort aiyhti-d y^^lisy ^^or then to try to nake money ouh oP th- parkl-^c*
etc. py the exp. nse of th,e r-uocefis of the .farni-o-- and -fhe g^'^-' feelin of"'
t;:e far.i.ln.^ ^-OTTnunity. Try tp r,ce th.;Vn abon" ^:li.s.

Th'' f-^ir lin..; ccp-^ p.er acre, staygei-.s nc. Ar"-you sure it'v ill rv.n -o ].5.^h?
P.lea;-!e jive ne'your fi^iire.^i on .-actual and estinated cos-f.3 ,;on:.thir, v-ork"in
a^t?c-:paratf- stat.=n.-^^nt addj--:';^;^ np a.s -ciiairman of the ::verj.lftde3 rai^'iin.- .-.c^o-
cia-'.'.or;. 7 "" -'c^ -

., v., . "ort'i^Uy yoiu's,


i I

PHILIP S. DELANY, j

HEJNRY G. RALSTON ^
r.T vice pncalOENr:
V W. HELM ,
a .L" VICE PRESIDENT.
R.M PRICE ,
BeCV.* TREASURER.
WILLIS p. MUNOER.
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
CHIC^VOO
Washinoton, D. C. Office :
Ouray Building
aOS e STREET, N. w
Tklephonk Main 4260
- i'-;.?.^ii
A year ago laat August, while employed in the,Interstate
Commarce Gommission, the writer waa looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government aervioe for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absenoe and inspected the wonderful Evergladea region
for myself. So impressed waa I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aores of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Gommission had such oonfidenoe in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 15O0 aores on my report. I resigned
from- the I. G. G. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government s'ervice is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers ~ who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannbt do better than follow their
example.

Among those who have actually seen the Everglades may be named
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2148 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. G.,
-..*v
|:Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
'""l^.laoe for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an inoome pro-
ducing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
ind we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpoae in bringing this subject to your attention is the
faot that, if you feel like I did, TOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government



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PHILIP S. DELANY,
.RCSiOCNT,.

HENRY O. RALSTON
I .T VICE PRESIDENT.
V W.
R.M PRICE ,
SEt^y.Jb TREASUnER.
WILLIS p. MUNGER.
(incorporated)
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
MA.TKSTrC mriX,r>INGr

CHICA^GrO
Washinoton, d. C. Office;
Ouray Building
aoa G STREET, N. W
Telcphonc Main 4260
vAi^ *'"'
A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Gommerce Gommission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government servioe for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aores of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Gommission had such oonfidenoe in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 aores on my report. I resigned
from the I. G. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government servioe is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in ffaahington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers who KNOW soils have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

Among those who have aotually seen the Everglades may be named
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. G., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington^ D. G., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. G.,

Ask them wtiat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
iJ^laoe for a home, from a olimatio standpoint^ from an income pro-
|2*;i:'ducing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries ;
|Jpi:^^d we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospeots of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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Chicago, 111,
I .t!>i. -: Ky dear !;r. K-^;!'!, 'vr' ^^ ^f" r dIdoo arl

-!ir ;r(:if I jif,ve /oiu' several favor?- of the 29tli fine. SCth itlt. Relative to
the Culver natter, Irhad alreao'y written .-;ru Rnd;yr. Price on the
:3tii.
: -nO
I an ^lfld.:'you have vacant lott adjoinirit-j ti.r,?ie of: ^.r.^., Child.-^s, a:icl
shall hone to-rwi-te a gale to he^f* friend. h.

On .";i^u.f.ti.^n heri^, I v.TOtv Ir. Rp.]9tor. o.n th= SOth p^ folDows:
/.
"T^.f>plvi.v.^-i; -f.o your i.n.;'nrjr- i".s to '.he ^en-;rnl cituatirn herR -ill .^ay;
I i^T'Ot.e I>. Price y:;.Hter('.\,- rs ^f.ra.Vnj the Knv.c.- o\itl>reak. If this
'can be :^uelle.', X th.-'.nk th". jfineral .situation here viTl be jood. '.'e
h^ii-ra very .<^ati--:''.ctory -^.-^ sit v ith I'f.Jnr J.O. '.ri^ht not lon^ s'nce.
J'e iolc' 11.H of oall.*^ lie liad nar'p nh Preaic-ent Parrottand Vicd-rrer.i-
lent In^jrahJir. of the '^.O.R.R., both of v,hon a* -ned now very favorably
"'ci.spo.ied tovwaril the '>.rer£;laue.T. V.r.?. assured hi~ of his (!'.'-s)
v.'illiri^ness to do anythi::j 'and everyt>iin^ he posnibly could to help
!'ajor '/right's -trork. I'r, In^rahan aai.l the ^v;ir;>;lr.des advert if. in j ren-
dered it entirely unheoea.'^ary for the ""i.n.iur;, to advertize at all in
order to -T'-ill it.T'lftnd", of" v.hioh'it' i.=5 selling all it cares to. The
i.ipre.T.Tinn had ;j;otten out that Con(;re.;3nan Claj-k ha.s received a call-
dov/n and \.ill :'!a!:e no further trouble, V/e hear of no further nutterings
on Oapitol Hill. Fron natter I have mailed ynu recently you can see v.e
are -ettinj some favorable publicity, and we iuwe'thp prosjiect of
Gonaiiler.ibly "lore.

V.'e are keepin^]; closd tab .on the gfeneral aitua + ion here and v.i!\/L
endeav'or tb keep' j-nn rnforni^.d' aa dfcvelopnent.n, if any, occiU^r.
As to the Elliott natter I'ajor 'Vri.jlitapent- perhaps three hours vith
,.,us f.nd, fron liin, ve l.-rarntul a nimiber of vei-y inte."estin2 things,
Jiiat hov/ nuch he ni^ht, care to have repeated I an. not siu'e. However,



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he told us ha h'ld hail a lon_j se.ssion v/i+h llr. I-toss and laid before hin a
^ei'ies of interesting and in^^ortant facts,. It is charged that a nunber
of >ro.^3 irre^^ulaj-ities, foj' which Ir. "lli'tt is direetly responsible,
have occured in his division and if these v.-ere fully brought out, as by
an inve.'^.ti^nl i.-)n, tlU r^-nilt v;ould not be Lelp.'^nl to hi;;. As Chairman on
the r,orT]",ittee of '^xpeni'nJ.ures in the A/jricultiu'al Department, Mr. Moss would
have cocnizance nP sncji natjrors.

I have sU;j;3Estc-;d, a number of t?-es in the past, Uiat if .-Con^jressnan Clark
owes liis position, as freely cf.ar^ed, to the Tlast-Coast Railroad, and if,
aa stated, the railroad is nov.' friendlj' to the r^vf-r-^l;=,de;-, project, it ou.;^ht
to be nos.=!rble for the ri^lit peopl'.-^ to su£;gest to Kr. Clark that his con-
tinuation of the fi-h.t on the :^vf'r<;;l;ules is not likeljr to help him or
serve any ^y^nnd piu^po-^e, I an tdld that there is good reason +o believe
that I:r. Clark lias received a c.~.ll-dov.'h from the Ea.'-.t Coa-tt Rn.\d, though
of course thi.^ would be ,hard to prove. Ho>ever, v.e never hear a word fro.n
hin any more. I will wake f\ii"th~r in.^^-iirie.-i, hnv;ev.ir, a.^,r-to v/hat likeli-
hood there may be-for fiu'ther 1a*oub.le on the Hill.fclaoo exf
,;- :- ' ..' t.t: ff*i. oi 'otnBYi
ly to I'r. V,'rilker, he vo^ote ne pretty fnll;,.- nentinninj-'tsnme point." -.-it.h which
he wa3 -nof. ple^.?-;d. I t)iink it'^vnnl' be be .it ii'^aur .=iieonl^^ t];;^re could
]-iave a talk "ith him andi perhaps -Ir.e.y cr.n improve th.p- ;^^r-c.rr.l situati.on,
Enllowir.^; is a synoo.^is of-s.-ijne-'bf^'}:i.'-. lei.d.injj pr.i.-r-f.n:
y^vt -. Pi' ctt h&btsBdi
1. T'.o price IiFi ajre-.--d '6 it^iy Par his land is' v^-vi I'lf^h, ^especi \l.Ty in
c-inp-.rison Ya+]\ y onri r.p v.-hir.h ]- can n>oo:i;- i,-i tan r^i-ry.hn, -Oi

$)f oo^u'se nsither v^e no^ he Iqv.v vlien lie-bouj t that the fitr.-'r von"'.d :^':1''_
lan-' a+ a ciit rat<^, or that y would be in position to bec.-ne a citizen of
" Florida, The price J>. ^'alM^r contr:.c-^d -Par is f'^0 p.^;r pcre on his ^ii-'nt
half :~rcti-in r.y f;50 on his second hal;;^-the current prico in each e.-s? at
the i,imo he 5jbwj;ht, ' 'C
"" uoi'I
': 2, I'is Ir-;-' "'ill not be re-dy for ;:se i;-; lens thftn -^.v.o ye'^u'S fro.^> now.
ji:
r ;j.r-.o.es wi..i
5. It i.i not iV':ir to oonclnde, apriori, tiiat land ij-i th.: i
do sd ar r-uc]c I'ln."! outnidp ^" e Glfules 's doinj. -^
;. sre
4, The charge a^ked for packin'; and selling is tod hi^h.

5. ""..e e:^:p'-nim-'nt^l vnrk is" on.ite'' inadequate, -" '.,
.;'.voj-I. srft
G. yy ditci:ni(j ".achi ne has been taken away, the pulveri.zer wab not avail-
able ^intil six moriths i-.'^t.-r tiV; 'tine ex-peotedt and'it,-- -.ork Ir. vo.ry slov/
a:wl ui:=:Mti-)faotor-..-, "
,,,I ''"/'( ^ '"filker veil ar-.l i^e^ard :..in a.'; a s. len.lid fei'lc'.,-. Me can do t]
"//.' ''''iOIf. propn.-,iiio"n a loV of .^ood, and I am. anxious th<'-t dv.Tryt'nin^j posrib!
the
.ble
cr.n ." donr. to mak.f-- h.lri ''''fel r' -iit,'
".'j.-; i^'j[ 3nioy.o
^. : ., nao ew brtf^
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LONG BUILDING,
KANSAS CITY, MO
P HI LI P S. D E LANY,
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MENRY . RALSTOr
I V VISE f*Rt:aiUE.
V W HELM ,
2 t" VICE PBCSlDBflT.

R.M PRICE ,
ecO'Y.Jk TRCASURCR.
WILLIS p. MUNOER
TELEPHONE

RANDOLPH 1773
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CHICA.C3rO
Oenerai- AacNT Fon Te
COMPANY'S Lands
WASHINOTON, D. C. OFFICE:
Ouray Building
809 e STREET, N. W
Telephone Main 4260
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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Gommerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government servioe for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enolosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aoras of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Cominerce Gommission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 aores on my report. I resigned
from the I. G. G. in Deoember last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our'
buyers. Hundreds of aores hava been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded fashington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers ~ who KNOW soils have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU oannot do better than follow their
example.

Among those who hava aotually seen the Everglades may be named
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. G., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Servioe, Washington, D. C, S. P. Compher
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

Ask them What they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
,^laoe for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an income pro-
*>^uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries ;
id we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
faot that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospeots of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


~--vr
Mr. Wills
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For 70tn* information.

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..:ir.b-'..>-!50 this eOKp&n./ for 6Ky li.i^.bilHy tO 3WBf in'^iv--
l-'u-l .^^x''chH95>*5 tmdor the intJeemiiij' i-:-n\ Inntiranco
'.^l.'v-uf3f ao?-!tinf>d in evte fonts cf nr.n-*:rsvi;*. and* In fiict,
i'!.'r.--;;ify tin frpt'j Bx^ onrf all liabili'iimj hero*.B;def,
beyond y.i t ^'ii^xy**

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retiaod Uir^'yi-.rvrvt -7?'.ich wfj .*"ertii'..^cd *'- :':cr-.Bn fo? ajJOOtitiwa but
t;gjicn h--. ncr'**!* ai0nod# cajd vjfeiht 'i-h-.ro^ory, *o of no for-co. Traa
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"."-^.-..ir pUjfohtMjo i-rrtitrr.ct V vii^iw r #io}i aftif' orf;tPe%
c tl-wt tlms Bftid
i. Boyca shnll bo oroditoo v/it>i ^fhfitvr^r not roaidtio
r*i^ y wd.n c^-^y- hft?iri iso:-c'J',*:od f'-^r ^^flh t..
*.ha iMi%;.' olttuae of <",:. ;:^\:irch.H80 oon^mot ^.f* teei5 to
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b'c:-'j£i<> Bowtea n-'iV'-:-^ -..vtwd ^ihe contract .in V5ftti "k?i'-i!f'?^-ts# i -vp il.-: be m.:nl;^ t-.-a by tho fi^at oiatitie ft-seoiilvm asiove,
v,-)iob Ir tt v-.-t of thD or.li;lr*f\l contrhot of wwos*. j.b J tBad-c^yataad
ad intor, ;-'; *.ho oontrtwjt, Mi'-^jron}^ wn bftw bwt te is-t dooiS for
tlie 6iOo6iC?* ir<'^r'lv^..>'i i;; tht? Ir.-^se^ vsimsti eon*rttet of Sn-li-riau/-! pai^w
ch&ne,*^ a1 thn jwndoy a Mil fKralndt -ow;r. fe?- Viem atrifetr of ftoyos
lKyol'd e,\ tlin not p2?loe -'tioh He f^eroo*! to p**}? tw BftdkMr hie ^^eisa
ac^feotasJisft -.vith tw, loa^ hia ew.-i3r'4on of cotiroo.


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In lity. theoo Itono iilMlHr constltuto additionfil por-
0h68O by Tomn <.- tl l&pood mnoraridw ooatraot tmnli hovo tr bo rsoM
by hto, or bopo proporly spaiJkirvj, by Bowon, ill and Hewo, ^rtio have "a-----
partnorshlp agroflCKmt oovorln^ all of tho ao-callod "Bowen" land.

In ordor that thore nc^r bo no EJianhdorotaajdlng^ I tm oonding
eoplos of tJilfl lottor to ach o" thoao ttiroo ^ntlaaan/ta qtraotion.
Dom ldf;,
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GENERAL OFFICES;
DOnN BUILDING,
MIAM I FLA
y

V. W. HELM,
PRESIDENT.
HENRY G.RALSTON.
N/ICE PRESIDENT. ,. ''
H. DALE MILLER .
VICE PREaiDENT ' '

R.M. PRICE, 'l^
SEC^Y. a treasurer .
R.W. RALSTON,
A3ST. 3Edv: ft TREAS .
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
Pebroary 2, 1912
s;;|V''' I 8^ enclosing heroTdth che^
salary fcr special literary service fM
February 2. Kindly sign and return
for $50 representing
period otjfan, 16 to
id recei]
Dr. T. E. Will,
Washington, D. C