Business Correspondence. Apr. 1, 1912- June 30, 1912

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

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April 1, 1912.


Mr. V. Helm,
Majestic Building,
Chicago, Ill. ":-r;
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My dear Mr. Helm, "* BW

Heplying to yours of 27,28: and S3, the ohft %ailea on the
20th w;.s duly received ($50), and also the one for $100
mailed on the' 28th. I desire t!'thank roua corially for
tae latter especially, as it came tinrtf fS'idiy on the
,.. ave of my trip. : ,
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:I I have read the Aivening Poet Editorial with' n'ich interest.

I enclose copy of our Home Builders' plan;lhich I hope
will interest :you. I nave been w.'orkinc o: this for more
th-.n two years and have only within the last week gotten
it where it seems to me imptegnable. If ths exchange
mentioned can be made, I can see our way clntr rilht down
the line for a success alinost too big to talk about. I
know oiur people and I know something about thVi Everglades
and their possibilities. further, after a quarter of a oen--
tury spent largely in the fl4y of history ,*nd of the
atruggl6 of the race to make a living; I can see the
psaibiltles of asuh an effort, both indivI;ual and col-
leotive, in such a field, climate, location 'Ad age.

We leave tomorrow 'Aening at 6:20, in a sped al car with
our Home Builders' ign covering 1oth Side.

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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
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 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 inspedted 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 Commeroe Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 aores on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres 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 cannot 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., iss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Gompher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C..

.Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
l7aoe for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
oing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
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
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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a#$ wei 14 o m S ituly 4nth am.. dodt aOd-ter r; &imuan g rwSmpaj Beach
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April 2, 1912.


Dear Dr. Will


A friend of ours,who is a very widely known magazine
writer,has sent me a communication which reads in part as follows

"I think this opposition arises from certain
members of Congress in Washington and officials of
the Department of Agriculture. If you could give
me something to work on, I think I could write an
article on the way in which great projects are
attacked, the Everglades being only one which has
been taken up inrhis way. I shall be very glad to
do so if possible, on account of the kindnesses you
have shown me."


To that end, will you please give me a little resume,mail.
ing it prior to your departure fcrFlorida, if possible, so that I
can send it along to this friend as a basis for such an article.


If you are unable to mail it before starting down, than
perhaps you can fix it up on the train and mail it to me from
Jacksonville or some other point along the line. In any event,
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salary for period of April 1st to
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I have received your letter enclosing copy of
the ior-cj Builders' Plan, which I will take great pleasure
in reading over at ny first opportunity. When I have had
time to study out that transfer idea, --ill write you
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Dear Dr. Will:

Thanks for yours of the llth,accompanying maanuoari .
I have made the corrections as noted.

The greatest difficulty in connection with your pla
for assembling a large group of previous purchasers, is the fact
that we have no considerable acreage open where we could bunch N
these buyers and solidify their holdings. Perhaps when we take
over another tract, this could be worked out all right, although
* we would have to do some tall figuring on thq feature of
retnbursement especially from those who have practically paid *- 4
out their contracts with other companies. I am unable to figure
o* just how this could be done nd,in fact, very much doubt the
feasibility of that part of the plan. It seems to me that the
individuals themselves would have to assume the responsibility of
selling their present holdings and then simply appV~ al the propeedp.;
onto the newrurchase. You may have some further suggestions
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April 24, 1912.


I Dear Dr. Wills


Thanks for yours of the 22nd. I am glad to MIow
that arrangements have been made for you to aconmpany the
official party at the grand opening of the first canal.

I will be glad to hear from you in full, on your
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Dr. Will:


I I think you acted wisely in cutting out the trip
with the Governor's party for the reason that Clark audoubtedly
would have used that point for political capital. Lan e,
I notice that the Jacksonville Metropolis has already ilU
your name as one of the invited guests. The fact, however,
that you did not go will enable us to show up Clark in another
light from if he proceeds to shoot off his face.

I am writing to Ralston and hope that you will
do likewise to the end that he may take up this bulletin idea
with Gov. eJeinings Saturday morning and bring the thing to a
head, if possible.

I am returning your list herewith. I notice
this covers quite a range of territory. I think it would be
well, however, to add additional papers in some of the larger
cities particularly those whi are being represented in the
present junkat, also all pa rs which we have record of that
have been publishing Clarkl kn'against the ades all
this, of course, proving C bea, Jemig and Bryant
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My dear Mr. al. m,

'ra~ closed find cop:' of letter I am writ.ing. r; Bryait',.
Iihave also just 'vritton Gov.rno:; Cilchriet a specLutL..
delivery, care of Er. Ralston, enclosed copy of sa Mn' to
Mr. Raloton, together with speciAil .tt..;to tV.- R.
regarding this matter, and with th'14hope thrAt the b-leltin
prouositioni nay be properly pres(unted to Governor
. I- : .' J-,i ., .;:ennflCe.l3b fol..ttt patI s!2e;:dk3asmup 6 In that event,
S h, e ll-,d'btbtledeFerendily agrsitnratpoeatls'
.: t'eeoiamendiation to- g 'ia; ra: anUlreds&dZlareda murntih."
*- co den.t,:- f--lcofdet-ti',t.,1 w4itk t:tilo T ceamiikbi6 :0.r. Dryant
..-.Md. ie assoCirataB w-lllu also gwar wai&dist*efwto 'w1ill get
do.ni to business.. You may.:.;r'm.t 'o4 o lie ritin
to boti offices on your own account. I learned that
you ad :already raeosnted it t otonos0 Wth cf thir before.
., .iow: 4tnoe tiie to.. get it clioh ; *4 em bebnad
r- .a benW"a
: .A little later, .*r., Caol will be thlrduigh'wi? ii Cla k.
-caampaign-and will be ready for htao -Flolafmwbudsting campaign .*
In thi.s, ran you doubtlOss undt:stald"ij-t'hiBr=SVA: gladecs ill
representst but-'a department.' 'I 'hafe s:taggatoto him
that I have charge of this depa rtn3nt, or ;.t leant fuish
: :. :good deal of the matt able to him. You may want t-O'i'dif-ei i*Vti&? aim.
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S ars. Childs, one-of o:ur buyer here,' wasrl~t %Rgo to
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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
oKrmeroe omtasion, 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-
oeant fertile aoreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
ereaeing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by i 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 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had sueh oonfidenoe in my jbnesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 aores on my report. I resigned
from the I. 0. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Handredoof aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Vashington business men,
practical, harafiated farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are oonetantly 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. 1. nanoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. 0., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Obapher,
142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.,

A$sk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
laoe for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an insooe pro-
oing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
d we can refer you to numbers of others.

A 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
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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SauEh portion, thereof, as w;a. in'.,ri, 143 /.,

.or adjacent to. Geelanta. %. e. b".n t e, ,. .,
an advbaY age' for yourself i a l. ot "~a &3sr 1o#e w., .
.'. royoent, ioi thei filing. of suohS' gfrch.ge,, r in.
l- ne other way dl .i0 see ho- a begicgni.ng,. even, sk w I
made ln the s ettlehment of Ckeela.nta nd" the cmfseRqent
enhancement of locMla;.nd vaje . everthelerie. w*
fff ?r you, herewDlth, one 8a3 ne .lif tr. af ,-ur landL
(for uo~ri, sf of ;,L-a;-ti.s being tei- ratio in whiich,.
(wo understand, you exoh:ang.ed oertaln.landa- with the
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N1ATJEASTIC BITfLD ING
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SC. HO'W WAHINTON1 D.C OrF c
"ERNERA ACe. Pdo mmE O RAYV BUILDING.'
COM. ANY LANDC aO U STREET. N W
TILLEpHONE M MA N 4260




...* A year ago lant Aug.at wb.e u.pidpg in th. int .tate
Commerce Gomat sion, the writer was looking forward' to he time when
he could leave the government service for something botlter. I
wanted td own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with fufft-
Sdoient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure m a steadily Ia-
oreasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
banded 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 wonderfull Evergladea region
for myself. So 1apressed was I with what .Lsaw, and with what people
who a&e living upon this land and working St told me of thair iti-
oomes from it, that I straightway bought 10 aores of it.

Ona-y return to Washington, my fellow p.lites In the Inter-
state Conmeroe Ooatmisson had s'bh oopfidenoe tn my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1 m00 sores on myl report. I resigned
from the I, 0. 0. in December 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 Washington busi-ea men,
pragotical, hardflated farmers -- who KNOW boils -- hav w uiat and
' a tMtaj aug it.. YOU cannot do better than 'olLjV: their
,'!"..sample.

S '. Among theoe iho' hafre otually seen the Evergladee may be named
the feosing :

Dr. 0. M.**,Jfoaster, The Roohambean, Washington, D. C., iss
S" B. E. Adasi Forpst Service, Washington, D. C., 8. P. Cooit ,
S142 P street, V1. 1., IdWLhngton, D. 0.,

07 kpk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
aoe for a home,fnro. a olimatio standpoint,, ftom an inoome 1*o-
oing point of view.0 They will be glad to'answem your inquiries;
6 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 qant to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government

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.-.. and.. placingpopulation upon the aawi~dgso waste of Okee-
lanta, I havr. worked out the enclosed-which I 'a submitting
Sf.owwyoutr.:oonsidaeration and'. should you dbem: it'worthy,
j ft r that bf -the ott'er tjiasteeg. I'-beg-you will ":ot consider
-., ip presumptuoiau In mb~Tig Tthie'we sugg'atiori, dand I desire
that you consider .theam'only"af'a ust gstbrin," to: 'b' taken for
what they are worth. The fact that I have been giving a
great deal of ":twl and :tOiaght tb 'thiPjeatt'e, and have
spught mocuonort6 cLnfeapr vth the Stataj~bffiFial* and
1 laF~kd?4feners imust be': y prihcipal a fuu .. -

I: should be, gL'Ma to go ,over this matter wit-h byou in person ,
having no doubt that euoh an ihtervietv mi-ght result in
the'ma.terial iftoaevement f -the plan, ahi 'te 'dtggested.
letter to Mr. tolles.

S:The .morae:IJcon tadr the general -qdvestioin' the m ore I am
aq4jad .'hat- these 'i#Yo*''1vte 'been- handling the 'fmenritous
p problem of saAitlirg, the 4rmperial domain known aas the
Ardrglades should 'haVe 'Cdrlooked so oompl'etelYj on-
sideratiom- of :suoh fandPntal- 'and obvitfl Poa~rt;
:: rablry, enabling jpebople, t' i-ve-Atgoth'er-and -ori"the
g ireahigthwarty iWatt faf- at rieC4il)Aing ti'dei'td 11iViL eparat'
jtely'.and. in: an iracdfsirb;lhb ilderntisf. idrgirddttit tlhe
Alleys in Progreaso was nothing in comparison wiith this.
It all illustrates the importance of etartinc r gh.t.
oe -donI t waul t td build any tla-re 'cftib on"' al.a ths
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CHICAGO -C0

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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
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-
oient fertile aoreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
oreasing 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 Evergla4es 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 Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commeroe Commission had suob confidence in ,py honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 aoes on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aares have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
praotioal, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW esils have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

S Among those who have actually seen the Everglades may be named
r- the following: ,. *

"Dr. 0. M. Mutoaster, The Rodhambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adam, 'Foeest Servide, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. ., Washington, D. 0.,

iA'sk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
laoe for:a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
oing point of vibk. they will be glad to answer your inquiries;
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
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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(1) All this was done long before TEW. had bot an3 land from the I.I.Bd. He
direct from the W.P.Beash Auotion to Jaze,andthenoesto Tallah asseepand seen
State Offiseruwith whom he rode on the train* Wanted to exchange scattered
oontiguous.well-looated land* -. The only way is far you to buy from uosand
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Now that the *.O4Jo .a, of the Florida Everglades
fTand Compahy have been sold to the 4860 contract and
clearanee receipt holders, the next raaLt questionn
confronting these buyers and their officers is that
-- of ,aeteL Bat and .a [ nlp tent..

.At. tap. ,uiset,. we are, brought faoe to fage with
. ..ertat. satuborn ots.. gnn. th, , . ,.
1. The f dB*.es t ~-of- 7 the buyer?.,are .si4ely
soattsred-so widely, in fact, that general.guoperatlon
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S--- g :'.hQ aqgr t wcjt or&ty s ta e rasts-.~ e.far
r- oerad .from any anal ..or other means: of. t.raspgtation-*
,.. a, oq4r#tiqn whioh renders early use unthi able.
3 . :hougM the entire. 64,240 agret were:.f4lly
supplied with canals, ditches, rh os and all other
possible. onUaenterweqg, -he erem-Oa nese of almost all
Sthiearum traetsa. fyroai.keelaatt randere it proetically
*ipmpos4eble: for -a -ave-a the barset handful,, of the
.buyersato live in -Okeelanta an4d at.the same time,
ul-tivate :-teir own, :lA. -


2..,. :- -, She qquwfrn 4faig l.atA -of the contact
holders are -aks wvidely.a.t atteredr -an .faqE"wvevad
f rom iGeelkanta. .'


I beg to submit, herewith, a statement, and a sugges..
, til.. loookti te.wa.rd.the pa-rtial- o. Lfion,.ofa some, at'
least, of the problems. : ... ;.." i,

.The ,landap aag..ak.eLan ta. are -.arg.ety owned by the
-. ISo -- s,., d.r .: La. '.-. .ale..p'e ba.. a recently;.
l1 Open.t Fonaeraae ti.k w..th .Qorvrnor G1 brist,
ion. ~J.B. Yaatt, Comptroller and member oa the 1.I Board,
-w .A pt fE-. rte Sf v-.. fibers. and funoaienarite, and With
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1. If the Averglades are to be developed, the
: oi4tCorw tiflbtnhlr s-e1ia n0T"p Athe .tvalacs of )E'^verglades
land PlaOed; W..POD a" .table:ibaeis _:and the.s@tate': supplies
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A year ago las tAugust, while empLoyed in the Interstate
-Commeroe Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time --
he could leave the government service for something better. I'
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with su
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by. mnd

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed. wai AD
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just. finger
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, aR3NLY
for leave of absence and inepeote .tbhe wondewfbl- E drglades reg O
for mysqlf. So impressed was I with b4at I saw,'Airwtt' what p, lzae
who are living upon this land and working it told sa of their i,.i"e
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S comes irom it, Inai I. eiraightway bought 100 aorse o i;. .

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On my returnto Washington, my fellow employee in the Intt.
state Commerce Oommission had suoh oonfidende in my honesty and ,"e
judgment that they bought over 1500 oares on my report. I resign
from the I. C. .0. in Deoember last to sell Everglades lands. Tod-
every Department in the Government service is represented among oc
S buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and other,
are constantly buying. Shrewd'; hardheaded Washington business mer)k.3
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought an-,
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their.
" example.

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

7 Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeaur lashington, D. C., Miss
B . Adams, Forest Servioe, Washington, D. C., 8 PO'. oomphe:
1A2 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

.$pk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as
aoe for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an- income pro-
oing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
d we can refer you to numbers of others.

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


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(1) Here is one of the most far..raehingtetatesmanlike plansi
proposed for solving the problem of the oS860and for settling
developing the lands of the Okeelanta region
If Trustees oould not put it thruthe Ok.Oorpo wd* have been
MIRABLE POSITION TO DO SO. They neverso far aa knownpraised a
to do thisar anything else to solve the above problems. Their.
INTEBRST was in GETTING THE 1760 acrealand killing off the Sett
and Developeroandthe settlement and development of the Okeelantf
, eapeeially by any means that might have interfered with their r
of the Gift Landes
The above S & D plan would have tied up the Gift Lands with a LI'
S & D ppanheaded by a man EAGER TO PUSH S & D;f enoe the method
Austin madness.'Head off all of thisleae the Gift Land Inj1e
allow us a free hand in the handling ofa let us anae Ot

Bfookholders we oarPndrgraduallypae we feel our way safetakeover,
1L-The STOOK,in seotionsi
2-The LAND ITSELF by selling it,and dividing up the proceeds amonj
the Stook-Holders of whom we are 95%. ( Reoent re-organization ofI
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A Citizens, settlers n boteihns ibera, USat be
enabled toeast A ) long the siea rather Uth6
-* lfe t th tkiataeriewtlderneam; a$t (4 la ooiasmtlga,
Irater. thal.,aa widely scattered, gaipi isolated tndtl
viduals. '
2. Thee *eisenaial faota A&vYG, tW" fA boiomr
largely4.Lguored in thee v4lu of Evergplades lads,
Hundreds of miles of eanal rp.nAleap are m pld, W teI
tens of thousands of aores of Iverglades land,, w)&it
~ are now An4 for years may oantinue, almost, if not /
absolutely, ir cqSg~a ile and qalgACLable, hawv been
q~id to small buyers, aany of whom bre a or tgoaer
upon and oulrate t4eir holdings.
.. a ,. l-.Ear wn eaLiaer (a) that many buyers of
W'ersglp4oa an d.,wl be diisouraged fri amttusptting )
;a- c use tiha Pn4 btfer-edal sIwy to etanLa. Jale, "
aba^ le aea, oir, j}. tab tbsy Livli4attsmpt
to use 1 s 1 t Pandys. nwiader' oonditiene far-boo! asrous,
in consequence .ef iwhih ti-er wy liW~,1 l. theeby
entailingl not only hatdrhip upon themselves and their
dsndoen^ : amt, eaMpeS tp0on A tec: atte- and the indivie
S4duale ad wooiaa:anwnkeh hmrn pisded bbtertandts land
uea the mrket, razd on:uouitra thobaands P 'would-be
hoiosewaen wealth-producers -rAd oitizau :o- inv-est
thflr little.mtajltrige, pousbly- tlir &U, in lands
,aav ilable f-r :ue .
4. This ominous situation, the larie iand-owrers,
/ aludi Ang tae states,. *on deo ouedi. u to zeeet b6y aexciQging
-(rcral frantef.andt -o for -inteaoLaMInds, and encouragiag, I
\r erven retiring, sattlgrs: to lIv In c aOWa ties.
A 4 with tuom I have talked appear to feel the fQtae

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Liy auajnstiorn is this: Let a beginning b madeul by the C
trustees for our 4,8*0 buyers. negotiatee with
:. ; 'm. L.J. o-Les (5Oshta BLuilting, Jacsloonvine, Fla).
,. and with thaeneiarnal lanrorsnment 9aarad 4Gotarhor
S A A.. aGilclrlst, Charisar) for tie e3iu'ange of as ruh -
* Q.aap. qtoss bl% ,d-: '.ea t)sa. fasir aa'ssvoo 1le, of /
I ,/tkaa 7loqiaungs-t of pur-.oretract' liholdervs f-dr lo es
(anB or attta ;asr.Okeslattsd The aidVant a u-
tha, truut.es wl enjoy over individuU l se. 11 buyers .
p ,n sri0tp9Ptig.. suaktt;fleg*otiat1fs iAre (1) TM, M o0mo0
X an id o i ia rurtst (2) Zhkotamb'r o'f Ta
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pp,4: .Pdtis .a the a --neotiA L ons .V1 e b : .
The rQtia of ex*Ysae is important, 'Ut Ilu: 7ital,
.* pPa Jcaswe u'Sar li tAta l-li The asetton 'Ilan assumed
tat one fraeet ws apStt.4*uour tunSes M VM &Ata$J as
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A,bo- All this appealed to Austin. IN it he saw his GREAT OPPORTUNITY
to press his TONTINE PLAN. From here onhe rings the changes on these
a-bao ideasaa THE DUTY AND FUNCTION OF THE OK.ASS.Noand its ONLY DUTY/
and REASBO TO EXIST*
dand 37 e -Theseto TEWwere the GREAT ENDS and AIMS of the Ok.Assn.;
to be o oalfT esly pressed and aggressively promoted;and suoh FUNDS as
might be raised from dues were desired for this end.
In view of the iinsinuations ( See Austin to Me00Opp0 81%e) ,that TEWe*
in pri ning these 36dand 37e ideas swas merely N FURTHERING HIS OWN IN.
TERESTS' it should be noted,at the time this letter was written,sad for
months thereafter( See Correo. with I.I.Boardohelf 8,Vol.V) that TEWe
owned not a foot at Okeelanta,or nearer than Seeo,s save his lots
in Old Okeelantagobtained exactly as all the Trueata aEzEOom.(in-
eluding Austin himself)and all the 4,860 had obtained theirs.
( See I.I.Bd.Oorres.Pp.8,440 et mseq) This eogrees shows the ool-
lapse of land.selling following the Verglade "ar,the need by the .
I@. Board of opportunity t6 sell land,and this obtain Drainage Funds
and escape the danger of losing the Ev. Tract to a great oorpoland,
that it may sell lands and DRAIN *a DEMONSTRATION of the PRODUOTIV-
ITY OF EV LADS MUST BE MADEgandheneeof the need of establishing
a uooeisful SETTLRMNT on the Gladesesomnwhere. Then I outline my
planand ask them to help me*
All thimsand more evidence that can be producedrproves that TEW's ob-
eest was not personal' and meroenarybut that ofa 8 & D manphead of
Ev.Organizations and earnestly striving to help the Glades and the
Glades buyerstaking his benefit along with that of others *uooeeding
or failing ,as the oase might be,along with them( The Davie Experience
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...g.lad. IZand Company in upplyn..in. land for.Okeelanta.
." Prom suts~btioh he diOpp i h onVerat'o .with... a,. .
i believe that, at the worst. h, would exchange us
ont 4&[sre Hd f.or t*i of o9trs.: I Suggest offering g
him first one and one half aqres for one .asO.
Later, I would oorrapond *4th tbh 1n4ternal Improvasent
Board. My theory is that Mr. Bolles 6ould take our
solid section (s.otlo"a.,in township 43 8, R 37 3)
vwith sotb onItly t lAglandi to boot" ,. and, that ,U atata .
would take most, or all, of the remainder; .
The exchange once made, and .the dtispatisfied buyers
on the i0et border ihating been taken, dat* of, 1. would
oireularl1r the bQ4g fg, stating what .ao'oan.lands
lay neaRr'Okeelanta, and annoolnatns that these were.
now available for actual. atstlers on certeins, specified
eondtlionu. Amog.thesae might be thet fofl qilng:
1. Applications would be consl4lered ia,the order
in which received. t ,.
2. Saoh applioap, must give at leassr faar
for an Z., nar OkeaeAnta; or more if, i." i.Rt 1gament.
of the .~tateej'uati ,e' pa required. ..
3. No applicant might receive more than tetl arep.
4. NIot more than one applicant in a famllyX.,
(father, mother, and children wonder thwenty-one tears
of age) would be considered.
S 5. Iloh applioan't must .obl.gatthisealf tp. baqo ....
in acjuna l.aejer by a date to be apeJ;a.iei by beo tu-.
tees, or, failing thiA, ,to 'aly an aotu iiel. qr pa.
rendered Ineligible by the .ules h r eq$i.d, :. ,..
It is suggested that, by this amthod, a oonsider.'ble
body of actual settlers upon lots in and cultivators of
jiands near Okeelanta can be secured, and a beginning made
toward transforming a saw-graso wilderness into a
prosperous, aivilised community.
Veyy respectfully yours,



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RANDOLPH 177NE







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Although our records are more or less complete as showing
the list of those who have thus far actually made the trip to Miami
on a basis of our "Special $50 Credit Offer", your name does not seem
to be included therein. We hope you were able to get away on the last
excursion date, or thereabouts, thus enabling you to finish the
trip and comply with all the conditions of the offer prior to an $zpi-
ration of the time limit,
APRIL 30TH, 1912,


as no extension beyond this specific date is allowable under the
terms as outlined in our original circular.

Trusting you have found it possible to carry out your
plans for this interesting journey, I am,

Yours sincerely,


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Dear Dr. Will:

Just before you left Washington I wrote you a letter
requesting you to write an article somewhat in detail -
summing up the motives back of Clark's attack. I wish you
would kindly give this your eqrly attention enumerating the
many reasons which probably inspired Clark:

First, his undying hatred against Broward & Jennings -
and everybody else in fact who has been a friend of drainage.-
his affiliation with the Florida East Coast people who were so
piqued when their "land grant claims" were repudiated by the
courts at the instance of Jennings and Broward and ho still
probably feel that they would still have a reversionary interest
if they could do anything to bring about the fail of the state
plan in financing the improvement work. Only recently Governor
Gilchrist expressed the opinion that if it were possible to "bear
th market" to the extent of cutting off the revenue to the state
from the sale of lands, the dreding work would probably have to
stop and the F. E. C. Railroad would in all probability bring up
its claim again for several hundred acres of Glade land.

Then, too, of course the Democratic majority in the
Committee on Expenditures no doubt desire strongly to ouit
Secretary Wilson and were no doubt glad to pick up Clark's
flimsy charges as & vehicle for further "scandal."

The statement of Arnold before the committee as to
--- the interests of Clark's constituents in other lands outside
of the Glades, would furnish M=- still another excuse for
_-his action. His own deliberate prejudices and well known
Signorance or the project of course, as expressed to you and as
l.' recorded by you in your affidavit would furnish also another
motive.

". Kindly fix this matter up at your earliest convenience
send it on to me so that I in turn can pass it along to a
iend of the project who incidentally is a syndicate magazine
ter and who in all probability will be able to use this material
very good advantage.

Lest another hornet's nest be tirr d up as
Welliver case be sure and stick to t knownfacts label properly
any theories that may be advance
Dr. Thos. E. ,Will


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April 29, 1912


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to the probability of Mrs. Nellie Childs of Washington making
the trip to Miami on a basis of our $50 credit offer, you will
note by the attached circular letter that the time limit is
positively set at April 30, 1912 as per our original circular,
and no extensions whatever are contemplated by ouriiredtora.
t shall therefore appreciate it if you will kindly advise
Mrs. Childs to this effect so as to avoid the possibility of any
misunderstanding.


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Mr. Those. E. Will,
809 G St., N.W.,
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Hlr bJwbolo 7t p&atii~Un CPTe *aploeC o0 lo.l te(ugges ye ?);'

oqg ae ou Lee.L Ion $o un0 pe.L a o0, pe9
qnoluE boius 01, aI~G* ,,pel aT pe jfqg 0o umwes Ol& fta;&Sls tI
bl]rcu OL B POOEG' ILOWI I oTJmsCTo *avInqbLfa l & w o I;ol0 b-
vBp ;pawp PU Fpel fplUp AP4 addtY.Tq& u *uaema Ira InI I *as v
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B' "* vaysa' OLsGea eLj.Afoe' Al plut: ou D* 0'* 1* i qoaflgtt
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Majestic Building,-
ChicagoyI tL r' oJ:;J
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My dear Mr. Helm.

3nolo 5et iLfl'it '0r*F pot Li*EettlerxIfn as4n %OQML W aI. Ilbtta;s peper
The two eet dhenela lfn isat ed.-raprs~ g oTsraP-a pogpt ag
fields a Wi Oh- 1t dut h be -wo'th% W gOrpt va :jptL fmt rW #1peeas I '
if we dan get Snto.T- I.lamio-ping aaTS ME.n 4% ,t3rtp$~a tbtPitql oLpeow
kindness **ahad: ddress may tba! abil'fnatp az3ipagatetbt.S&i9i.Asout on,.
I should be 0lad -to -furnisbh ithe TeerPyt a Gal EAtInsqIeTffaqk7I oq*'
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agr?'ea in advancea to:run.. w m:-], :'' ',. c;O:A ombIoab em yu vrpa, IuCe-

I an hoping to h'etr soon regarding th.te 14eiar5A6oaBO *.
iessTs. Bryant and Jennings ,on. the .mtpaJ S bt$1larliSel otlIpelo. a-
presume .Hr. ryan) t ia returning to. ,Chep.aoe4aewobqrgKp aps hoeoble
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I have not seen it yet. .:ajsa apo paq 1~se ,e-
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G[ENEAL A-ET POR -e OURAY BUILDING
CoMPAnLANo 8090 B STREET. N W
TSLUPMONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Coameroe Commisaion, the writer was looking forward to the time whe
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with s ofl-
aient fertile aoreage surrounding it to insure e a steadily in-
oreasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature eiialar to the enoloaed wa
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had Jst re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Zverglades region
for miyelf. 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-
Scones from it, that I straightway bought 100 aores of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow eaployes in the Inteer
S. state Commeroe Commission had such oonfidenoe in my honesty ma good
Judgment that they bought over 1500 aores on my report. I resigned
* from the I. 0. C. in Deoember last to well Ivergladea laads. fteay
every Department in the Government service is represented ~ alng oar
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Wauhington, and otbere
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington b eneas Mss
i praotoial, hardfisted farmers -- who SWO0 soile -- have boht mad
are constantly buying it. TOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

Among those who have actually seen the vergladese ay be amuo
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambean, Iashington, 8. ., lige
B. L. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. 0., 8. P. Otpoer,
. L3148 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

Ask then what they think of Iverglades lands as an nlaestmmto ae a
ace for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an lanai We.
noing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inaqiresli
d we can refer you to numbers of others.

Siy purpose in bringing this subject to year attention to s te
fact that, if you feel like I did, OO also want to have s .i
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotoay of i

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al3o csorrauntd. ouA,,;th them an the': raod.e tiameo can, of
fcoursee th a o oneioteable st inr cottt d h e t ed






hecda now, a I see it,4-is tco ntaag holer Ifon
of n 9 rayers and indue thm., to pay th d .

The tre ile ecivin certain f'nd t:le,1and
c ome aaliest, ikely to re eia -no ;f m t hat
; dear Z l. Austin, .

ST-ou suggested ouri" writinri..you on ohr reaui n -romal lorlda.
I feel that one of' thie noat imao cnt nth'ir':e-cari ao : '
now is to p~u h the 'Okeelaita -Aisao i-at o t "'* .... .
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somuricats north taile 4 860 contract holder's. ob yu restn
thealso otrusnteereipr t the atru te s hil ni' ot :b~, SL .





dependent on the lah pany for money. 1 4
Agaious, sa2 a 'ns'derable fund will be required tiUs year to
Sgivthe tt yu a n our communon land. The s duea. '"ord the

n e toh be thought of.Aso






Me truest a 4 Contemplates the orge iatin of the Oie ie-
t of m gper and ndule thn o cpay t lands. o i dqize this
o mpanye ed fr nheyoar stockel fill in the nat eis tie.
W| Tlr sourcev- For'e aaie f 0^e t ube ntract holAer-"i 6 th' ere1tsa
d e pe n d e n t o n th e l a nd;p a i'y f o0r n e y '. -0' ....: "' .' .. ";- : ,




Aain,er and ma hares tonill be required thisill ney ich the

Agal _tahe nn our common Ian d. The duearne ord the
'^>. : i641Y-l llbacSf revenue en.e-s the trustees .hould be
l.dt iven to th die ernative of selling some an.ue, a eoend-r









11 dCan War Wr I stopped'and gave it t
Th g should be cuta landing shou of
.J ., .a.. .I. contemplates th.e or aL.atiun of tho OE.e-
'" Xaa Zpt i to ldle tho cq.m ,lands., To orgapize this
i" 'l|^.Ogpaniy Bji.l -, jhfraB of stock, fill in tie namas; of t.he
I .C .loWr" erB and ntafi Z!..ares to owners will cat m__ney Which the

|. )| Aa4n, the tQ l s.. OW a sa'rJgr asjjlderneBS; If our
I*' :. ."l|" t8, individual i' l .ion.axe,.to be giveji.j~jialue, and \
-.A 3r attws t m ade .., .... a.t.^ r.. lin e to I .
*,the to.." |t:,+ .~l ,i d at harlv day. Th,,.
lp^ .lla.doen Ki.irorI stopped'ard gave it a stl aht x-y,:,: .
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constructed. Again, when the town site ham been e rveyeed,
a beginning should be made in rooking streets, planiTng
tres and otherwise indicating that a il is to be con-
structed there. If oropping were Lncougaged on the site
the effect rould be much better than leaving the place in
its native wildness.

All of these considerations argue the nq dsP oaney, which
, tfe dues alone can supply. If, however, dues payment is.
left aQqr purely voluntary basis, .results will by no means
compare with those to be achieved through t1ie application
of economigp-D sure. This emphasizes the extreme import-
ance of making the asociationand the corpm
S Messrs. Bantz and aapnan, with both of WOI ae talked,
a ree .i~S"d e ent lely on thig npint. A question has .
n a e 5y ne of. ur members, an old insurance man,
as ',o iviether the ohtin Qprinciple c;n legally be applied
to our case. With n a matter ygu are mqre familiar than,. .
h/ atever may be the conclusion regarding Ti tdtine,
am absolutely convinced of the paraouynjt im o ince of
so framing our basis, whether bylaws or whatiot, as to
Place upon the individual ember the necaflity of bearing
/ his share of thle buaE.is if he ,.voi.ld enjoy his share of
the popoertXdghts granted him-by the 7.Sr.L. company, to .
say nothing of the sundry and notable advantages incident
to the association we have launched.

Hoping these suggestions may be of some slight csrvice to
you in fo3rt;ating your firaaeg.amunication which I,
in common with all with whom I have talked, feel to be of
profoundr4iportance in the starting of our new orge.nization,
I remain,

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constructed. Again, when the town site has been surveyed,
a beginning should be made in rocking streets, planting
trees and oLherwise indicating that a town is to be con-
structed there. If croppingwere encouraged on the site,
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Yours truly,


Dr. Thos C.. 111,
-'ashington, D. C.


.Dear Dr. Will:


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A' year ago last Augnet,'whi le employed in the -Interitate
S' omeroo Goamrsilon, the .whibr 4 lft boing forward to the -ti mbhe
he could leave the government servicee for something better. I
manted.to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with stffi-
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One day, a pien of literature sailar to the enclosed wa ,:
banded m by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had juetjr-
tuned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, allied
for leave of absenfd and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. o8 impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of theWr' i
oomes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aoras of it. *:

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
etate Commeroe Conmiesion had such confidence in my honeeti&andgood
Judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. a. in December last to sell Everglades lands. obday,
every Department in the Government service is represented amopg pur
buyers. Hundreds of aares have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfieted farmers -- who KNOT soils -- have boWght and
are contantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow tbtir
example.

Among those who have actually seen the Everglades maybe named
the following:

Dr. . Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. 0., Mine
B. X. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
*' ,. 14 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as-a
aee for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an inoome pro-

we can refer you to numbers of others.

- *y purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, it you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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CHICAGO,
CcIAo, May 1, 1912.


Mr. G.C.. Bantz, rd '
Treasury Dept.
Washington C.0.
Dear Mr. Bantas
I have today your favor of the 29 th.ult.
oontining inclosure at request of br. W1.1,whioh
I have read with interest. .
This pEl of tr. alU is ingan1jgasand if
it could be wor -ed out successfully would of course
benefiajiUy who have secured land at greatalstano
from Qkeelantapbut I cdncur in your view that the
board of tagiaes would have to be empowered with
new and additlo aL tho'rity, before .Offioially '...4
taking 1qhe initia'fa1ive a plan of thia .nature,
Please ask Dr. Will to write me just a \
altitude' 7M. Bolle diaplayed toward, this pTan of\
if he wentf-T'nt it sufficiently t6 get a
line on his views and also what thp result of his
mingling with the GoveApor of the state 9f Florida
and other dignitaries on the trip revealed to him.
With expression of my highest personal regard
and trusting your stay in the Sunny land was of
pleasure, and that tt will ultimately be of good
profit ap well
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"TELEPHONE
SRANDOLPH 1773
-I AJESTIC B.ILDINC-
CCHI CAG O

SC. HOWE, was.. nurN, D. C OFFrir ,
GKImNAL AGsENT FOR T.E OURAY BUILDING
CoMp:. :LA;N S I a A STREET. N. W
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i a~;.... 4 y ear ago 1.e Inp A eut, while employed in the Interstate
'. ."0 e.r tuPEeB 'I3is the w it e r Fl ooiing forwad to lthe time when
.: -he fcor d leave.. thee gov rni et esetvied fonr o' etrigbettr.e I
S uatesd to own my own bvrae, in a b.i qua ble dAo ate,'twith t uffi-
e t eortile asreake. ntrouidi "ait to 1rin it d 'mea otbhdily in-
ereasing income ao the jears rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed gas
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 Evergladee 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-
oames from it, that I straightway bought 100 aores of it.

H On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Oonaission had smoh confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres 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 Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNRO soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot 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. 0., 8. P. Compher.
.',*. 8142 P Street, N. I., Washington, D. 0.,

SAsk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
laooe for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an income pro-
oing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
nd we can refer you to numbers of others.

.. My purpose in bringing this subject to your attentionAs the
fact that, if you feel like I did, TOU also want to have Bome
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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WILLIS P MUNOER
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RANDOLPH 1773
%I-A.JESTIC B-I1LfDI[NG
CHJICAGO3

C. OWE., WMMINE ON C. OFFICE
OkNIRIL AEI Ie PO T YiEr OURAY BUILDING
1 C11 OS STREET. N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce camiilsaion, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he cold leave the. government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy :-equable ola1ate, with suffi-
Velent fertile acreage surrounding it to insrei e b st readily in-
kesaess tt income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enoloeed 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-
oomes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aores of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Gommeroe Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 aores on my report. I resigned
from the I 0 in ,Deoember last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
./ e every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aares have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
Spractioal, hardfisted farmers -- who 10KO soil' -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their m
example.

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

Dr. 0. H. Munoaster, The Roohambean, Washington, D. 0., Kin
B. E. Adams, Forest Servioe, Washington, D. C., 8. P. OoaV pr,
3142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

Ii )sk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
4 "asoe for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an inadoe pro-
,~ ibtng point of view. They will be glad to antser your inquiriesa
i we dab r efer you to numbers of others.

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PERCY HAGERM
H. J. BRYANT. v
WM. F. GREEN
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THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES LAND COMPANY
1410 REPUBLIC BUILDING. CORNER STATE & ADAMS ST8.
TELEPHONE HARRISON BIST
CHICAGO


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IDENT
AN. VIGCEPRESIDENT
IICE-PREI. & OEN'L. Man.
rOOD. TREASURER A AIBT. SECI.
CRETARY & AIUT. TREAS.


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May 4, 1912.


Dear Sir:


Mr. Greenwood and myself returned today from West Palm Beaoch'
and we are endeavoring to get out just as soon as possible a complete
state ient of the triats and o~g bid in for each Contract Holdert We
hope o get this out by May Fifteenth. No doubt, a large majority of
the Club Captains have already informed the Contract Holders they re- '
presented as to their locations, but, if we are able to do so, we will -
advise you as to your tract and lot if we hear from you that you are
especially anxious to hear about it before the Fifteenth of May. Your
Trustees have the Auctioneer's record, and the Company has a copy of
same and this doubly safe-guards your interests.


le We hope to send you next week an illustrated bulletin with a
full account of the prZagdings at both Land Openings, containing the
f Mites, contracts between the Company and Trustees and all information
of interest to you.

Every acre of land owned by the Company was distributed among
the Contract Holders with the exception of fifteen contracts, which went
into the auction in the name of The Colorado Title and Trust Company as
Trustee. These contracts are the property of The Florida Everglades
Land Company, and the reason that they belonged to the Company at the
time of the Opening was that the original purchasers of these fifteen
contracts shortly before the Opening transferred these contracts for
Palm Beach Farms Company contracts. We have decided to give our Con-
tract Holders the first chance to'secure these tracts and lots. We
cannot promise you one--THERE ARE ONLY FIFTEEN, and the first fifteen
people who write, or wire, for these contracts, sending us Twenty Dol-
lars as first payment for same, will get them, We have set a pri;e of
$300 per tract, which includes a town lot in OKEELANTA. The terms are
$20 down and $10 per month until paid for. Desoription of the tracts
and lots is as follows:


I NDEX
NO.
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8604
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4528
4677
7oo6
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LOT
NO.
14
11
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14
15
14
88
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28
18
80
18
15
Sa
17


BLOCK
NO.
269
254
187
2569
68
61
120
128
121
100
16
859
8
8
S57


ACRES

10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
10
10
10
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TRACT
NO.
80
11
6S
31
62
51
60
2
24
45
30
82
47
84
49


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19
18
18
35
1
88
58
88
88


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46
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48
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In regard to The Palm-1 Bf Company contracts. EZfvy
oagiof these was sold before the La- ening, and before we left Palm
Beach, many of the TVMWO-ts in Lueerne were sold for more than the
price of the oontraot. It will take us several days to oheok up the
7QgQO oontraots. We will, undoubtedly, find that we have a few that
we oan resell, and we are willing to sell these oontraots at the
original prioe of t.O to Florida Iterglades Land Company and Palm
Beach Farms Gompany io traot Holders for the next thirty days.

Yours very truly,

THE FLORIDA EVERGLADEB LAND COMPANY.




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0t10g tO gnstv, lOSe&s etota ate t ad mmem i 'k

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My dear Mr. COhhtgona c .
If my memory erovee me right t~i florida AvWr.

4 glades Land jpanyf agreed to prepare and furnish a Ijgt
Segiving easj a4 adt g tS a sG of pucuwhaesn and oeseription
of lan4 purchased by township rauge a d asotion in eawh

oase. Is such the fcot? If it is hew anyW oopies are

to be furnished, the trustees andr a et y to be M llet4

with the deed to .eSh putaseor? I am not sure that my

memory is correct so I write to ask for iptr knowledge in

the matter.
S Mre, MoCullough wants to get in StUh with the

Milwauke j bunch that bought the section.* Can you give sm

the nase and address of the man who reprepsnted them at the
auction? If so please send it to as 4and l11 giveit to

her.
I want to bring to your attention, and through

you to the attention of the oampQny, the faet tht n pro.

vision has been made for dook and wharf fleilities on the.

oanal at the townsite. Before the towntite Is platter I

think the matter should have serio Us con ideratlon sld bsme

plan adopted looking to provision for neaeseut har and

docks. It has been suggested that in plating the tOwn..

alte sixty feet additional to the slxty feet I undearp$tl

the state requires to be left between the le"t facing on
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the oanal and the canal, should be allowed between the lots and

oanal on eaah side of the oanal for the entire frontage of the

town on the oanal. Thise would be done in the-plattlag by uoing

probably sevgom nt, hjg faJge on aaeh stie of the oanal, say




in that part of the townsite (i.e., between the sixty feet require.

ed by the state to be left along the canal and the town lots) when

the platting ts done and later when the eighty.three aores are

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turned over to the Gkoelanta Company that Coft pWpI, an It will be

composed of the same people who awn the towneite, can turn the'

fifteen acres over to the town and the town can no doubt exohangf

with the state for the sixty feet along the afnal. This elxty

feet on eaoh aide of the eanal oan then be exf$itet for deac )

and wharves, thus making a lake at the town of odne hundred and ,

eighty feot wide and a mile long, whioh wflaatafloMi all dook <

and wharf ruom that would be necessary.

Of course you fully appreltate the need of dooks et*e at

the town if we are to have any water transportation. Your

views on this matter are desired. To put some of the ek ess

land in the place suggested would give the GOCeelatM s Co ny

control of oame of the land between the lets and the easal until

it is tur tov t to the town, but I th nk there would be no danger

in that situation as I am sure the company could be depended on

to turn the land over to the town to be exbanrged with the etate


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and would be uaed for dooltka M whaTrvs Sy the town.
A l s eagsou listed at the tpoy te would be a great
Sth ia nt eo*V.g e. I have sent a o of this letter to
Mr. OhaJmn and no doubt you will hear fr ~n him about the at-.
... r' will shoe your letter of the let whith I reoeieve4 es-
terday to Prof. Wllu and I will ask him to send- you the infor.
nation you desire. X hope that our meeting to uign the deeds
will not take place before July as I find that I will have
41fficulty in leaving Washington before then.
With as urasiae of my regards I aml
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GENERAL AGENT COR TE
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PHILIP S DELANY.
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HENRY O RALSTONd.
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TELEPcHONE
RANDOLPH 1773




WASM.NO OND. D. C OFICE.
OURAY BUILDING
809 G STREET. N W
TI.LP-aNE Ma.N 4260


A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
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 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 Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres 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 cannot 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,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,


Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an
place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from
#Uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer
.iand we can refer you to numbers of others.


investment, as a
an income pro-
your inquiries;


i ...&r .... My purpdse in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that. if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
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HENRY G RS
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1912.


Dear Mr. Will:


Thanks for the analysis of Clark's motives This
was prepared in such excellent form that I think it would be
very valuable to us to have a more complete article based
on this analysis. Therefore, if you will proceed to prepare
the full article at your early convenience, I will greatly
appreciate it.


Thanks alsn for the copy of
have furnished the Washington Herald.
Be sure and send me several copies of
article.


the story which you
'When will this be run?
the Herald containing the


The manuscript which you sent from West Palm Beach
has been utilized to very good advantage. I will advise you later
if it appears in print.


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The last commission slip and statement received covered
the period between 2/1 and .2/15. This, therefore, leaves
a gap between 2/15 ard 3/15. Since you refer tb "balance
due company as per last report, 2/15-3/15',' Which was
not received, I am wondering whether a check may' have been
sent and lost. ... -

I do not clearly'understand the report-received this time,'
possibly because of failure-to receive the one abeve m '-
tioned. Are these payments to the company on account or
Miss Louise Park's four acres?


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My dear Mr. Price,

We are in receipt (Mr. Bo en and I.) of commission 'alip
3/15-3/30. a second of the same date, 4/1-4/15 and 4/16-4/30
with check for $8.33(eight dollar and thirty-three e te).'

Heretofore, our commission slips have been coming to us
individually, as have been our checks--a better plan, by the
way,; au we are not now partners.


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he could leave thof abene and goveinpent ervihe fondr something bet i fI .-^ ^
fort fertl. So impressed raedin ith toa insure ad. tea ily
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Ote oda, o a piece of literature similar to thedene my ho .T a .
juhanded ment that theynd Ibougn the Treasury Dore on t epo a., .e..
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it careafi n.
evefor leave of absentcsee and Inspected the wonderpul ed. o
fobuyers. Hundreds of aares have been watd in mah, nrton, *m.,at .o
who are livonstantl buyin. this land, and workirgheaed Vita ta iAt6 t#.


udgpraentical that dfisted farmbought vers --15whb0 acres on soil report.-- ei'
fro thet. 0. 0. In December-last to sell .v.tpids u h




- are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better th A 61104:th..
'example.


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B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, 9. 0., 8.
2142 P Street, N. I., Washington, .i. 0 .:

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RICHARD J. BOLLES Janksonville, Florida.
SMay llth,1912.

M1r. Thos. E. Will,

Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir:-

I have your letter of the 8th inst. I recall our con-

versation in the matter of concentrated colonization.I do not

see any way for you to accomplish your object except by the

owners of small traitd in the Florida Everglades Land Company

a7' to exchange with each other, and then establish a town ~t

some central point.

When you wer& here I told you that we had sold all

of the land around Sections 25 and 26.

The only practical way that I can see for you to

accomplish your purpose would be for you to purchase one or

two sections, and colonize them with a townsite included, and

then let the parties who could not afford to take case of*

their double interests in Everglades lands sell their.scatter-

ed traits, as there should certainly be a good market fbr

tracts of all sizes and locations after a short time.

I have no facilities for selling small scattered

a reage, as you know, except through agents, and as you are :

in that business .t would be just as easy for you, and more

so, to sell the small tracts.

We are selling lJand at $60 er acre, as your letter

states, but all sales in that territory-- south of the lake,

are being made by the Hollands, and I do not wish to interfere

with them.

I do not issue any literature here, and the Holl;-nds

issue and pay for all such matter, and I shall be obliged to P
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refer the folder which you sent me to them, and any arrange-

ment that you make for the sale of my property southh of the

lake will have to be made as in the past through them.

You must readily understand that it is not practi-

cable for me to have mWLone general agent, and I have always

felt that you ha-ve been ti-busy with other land companies to

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- Mr. T.J. Champion, .
1928 W. 102nd St.,
Chicago, 1ll.

My dear Ur. Champion,

Mr. Bantz handed me your letter of May 1. I understand
the, trustees have. n~-.pwer to make such an.txhannge of -
land as I have indicated, but I see no reason why the l-*rTJil
SOkeelanta .gppany should n.ot have, and should not 4ee j
this power .to.excellentadvantage to all concerned.

I feel strongly that the Gkeelanta Agsociatlon and cot-
pany, should,. if. possible, be maaclne. I man see a
vast field .be are such an organization. -With annual
d, j.sp rom the contract holders as the nu.~aeus of a fund,
and with the common land as. a base. of ofneatians, it
might --e.l become a power in handling the v.erglades
enterprise.

Lr. Folles might be willing to trade land, but he will
i-aitroo t." I have some hope of being 'able to make
some eXghanges through the State.

S -Webest wishes, I am

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COM pANYS LAN0 *g09 S STREET. N. W.
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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
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-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
oreasing 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 employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 aores on my report. I resigned
~ from the I. 0. C. in Deoember last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
S"every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aares have been sold in Washington, and others
I lare constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
i 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 actually seen the Everglades may be named
the following:

=i..- Dr. 0. 1. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.,

tesk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
lace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
oing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
d we can refer you to numbers of others.

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






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Mr. W. H. Phipps,
Kansa- City, Lo.

iiy dear I:r. Phipps,

Your of 4/'5, after wandering ;about, found me in Florida,
wh're I spent three weeks in April. I wish very much I
might have seen you there.

I wonder whether you saw the .Everglades. That is the
place. I have been there three times and have 125 acres
g there and a .number of town lots. A big bunch of '.'ashing-
ton people who have bought are planning to colonize there.
One of the things most needed now is capital. W.'e need it
for building, clearing -nd ..eveloping. It is confidently
"bel*e1vd ;i .returns can be Totten after a season or t'vo
cl tivt in tho-e land-, Do yc' cu -r.o-' f arny capital
t t c:,ld.,. e .tter.s- ted?

SI ha.ve, been here since July 4, 1905, having come shortly
after seeing,; ;.' iin :ans.:.. City, Kansas. Have been
intere.--ted ia the Glades t'.,.o and a half :.years.

SProfessor and 're. Cottrell visited us a ;ew weeks ago.
He lh,.s w. -reat field with the Rock Island RR.

r Lr. "'.':.II i-. the children are well. L;axrian and Lawrence
are to rridiuate fro:r, thie Tanual Training High School next
inonth. Gertrude is bi ,-girl of nine years of age.

If you ever cmrie to "sha-ing-toi be sure to look be up. .hall
be glad to learn all al. out you r f-.r::ily, "our vork and pros-
pect-.
'.''ith test re yards to M'rs. Phipns I reFr'i.n,

Cordially yiurs,


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'S l L.B. Knott, Comptroller and
Trustee, I.I. lund.
Tallahassee, Fla.

My dear Mr. Knott, 4 /

I am eneleoing, herewith, copies of two letters, one toJ r
.the trustees and the other to tie Governor; both on A.
thq eRase su oje t,
I am convinced that, following reclamation, the questions J
of getlaent and devela nment of the Ivergades are
paramtBii --,- further, .t ia leaar that. tey have not re-
Soeived q4equatejoanidratto. o- p.
I au confident that,l with provision ma4e for thsae two
requirements I could lead a cao.gy to the Everolades
who would help atasiltory in the State. Lapndln the
iToinity of O~gjsnta a i practically ready now. for use,
Together with Mr. P.A. Fprbes, who is now cultivating
:a tract on the Davie fans, I. examined aatIg one
mile south ef the town tract, and.found i. rlpj y for use.
Jr, lo lrB eays he will tak. a cq ay of some twenty-aix
people there next month. These are people already culti-
vating ,verglades lands elsewhere and desiring., to locate
peprmiaently. Tract 2, furthermore, is on the canal.

If, however, the. requirements indicated ean not be md ,
It is difficult to see how many of our people here can
go to the Everglades at all. The chances are that most
of them will simply solace themselves with the conclusion /
that they have .ought rich land which sosaebod elee,
sometime, will make tvlnable, and wi3, plan indefinitely
or permanently to stax&.aay. That, in fact, is what,
for one, should. probably be, ford t do.

Trusting y.o.r.Boar w-.ll Aee the possibility and wisdom
of granting our request, and hoping for an early reply,
-:I remain
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SKANSAS CITY MO flflCroQn
PHILIP S DELANY.,
HENRY O RAL TON,
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WILLIS P MUNGER.



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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Coamitsion, 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-
olent fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
ereasing 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 inspeote& the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
P 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.

S On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such oonfidenoe in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
From the I. 0. C. in Deoember last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
r every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aares 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 cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

Dr.-0. R. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher.
8 143 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

AIBsk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
'nace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
d going point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
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
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government
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Trustees of the Internal Improvement Beard,
Tallahassee, Fla.
Gentlemen,
The Florida Averglades Homebuilders' Association is
composed of buyers of lands and prospective builders
of homes in the Everglades of Florida. Its object is
"to enlarge the knowledge, increase the effectiveness,
and otherwise further the material interests of the
buyers of lands and builders of homes in the Everglades
of Florida; and to assist them in establishing, in
that territory, a community based upon the principles
of justice, brotherhood and cooperation." It has been
in active existence for something more than one year.
A score or more of our members have recently visited,
passed through and critically inspected the Everglades,
in consequence of which many of us are more firmly
resolved than ever to make our homes in that region,
if possible.
The problem of reolwation has, we feel, been solysd.
Other and equally atious problems, however, do not
appear to us to have been solved as yet. Chief among
S1 these are the problems of settlement and development,
and with these we are vitally concerned.


That a wilderness may be subdued, and transformed inte '
a settled, cultivated, civilized and prosperous region,
two essential requisites must be met:
Of these, the first is g station. historically,
we find that colonies, in whatever age or land have,
invariably, sprung up at the points most easy acces-
sible. These points have usually been on waterays.
Examples are afforded by Lgypt and the Nile, eosopo-
tamia and the haphrates and Tigris, India and the
Ganges, Greece and its inlets and harbors, Rome and
the Tiber, Saul and the Seine and Loire, Briton and
the Thames, and the colonies in Ameriqa ocated along
the St. Johns, the rivers of Virginta;"he Hudson and
Conn0ticut, Massachusetts Bay, the Great Lakes and
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The only present means of transportation into the 3rergla tes
is afforded by the canals. Along their banks, considerable
areas are now ready f'r cultivation. In fact, cultivation Ai
is already in progress. Thousands of acres of these anal
front lands, easily accessible and most inviting to the
settlre'are, we understand, unsold. At the same time,
other thousands of aetes which'Rave been sold lie fa re-
moved from canal s. However eager the settler may beTo
entor upon and utilize them at an early day--and such pro-
spective settlers are many and include ourselves--these
lands are now, and many of them may, for years, continue to
be, absolutely inaccessible and, hence, unavailable.

The second essential requisite to the conquest of a new
region is association. The age of the hermit haw passed.
The present is"'f era of community life. To the isolation
of the country is largely to be traced the wholesale deser-
tion, in recent years, of the farm, and the ominous over-
crowding of the city.

That Everglades settlement may fully succeed, settlers should
be permitted and encouraged to grou themselves into village
communities, with their fearing lan rnearby. They can thus
enjyf-the advantages of stores, schools, church, post-office,
social'life and mutual aid, with their base of economiC supp-
ly within easy reach.

The principle involved is ancient. It is found in the Rus-
sian air, the Teutonic village community, the New ingland
town, and, in more recent times, in the Western Reserve,
and the settlements now being uade on irrigated land in the .
west under the supervision of the U.S. Reclamation Service
fortified by the Congressional Act of 1906.

In the disposition of Everglades lands, not only the need
for transportation, but the fundamental law of assoeqajion
seems largi y to have been overlooked. Land has been
sold to individuals as individuals, and the need for town
life and associated activity has either been wholly for-
gotten,or individuals have been assigned town lots located
anywhere from one mile to thirty miles from their farms.
Obviously, the owner, in such a case, can not live on his
lot and till his land; nor is it clear why, in the cir-
oumstances, anyone else should live in the town.

Attention is called to these points not in a spirit of un-
friendly criticism ft is realized that, thus far, con-
fronted by difficulties, the State has been occupied with
the mighty problem of reclaim. aon, and has sold land chiefly
to ab)ain funds with which To reelaim. The land companies,
at the sama ime, have been occupied with selling lad ds
that they might meet their payments and other expenses, and
eeure their profits. Their attention not having been
called to it, both, apparently and naturally, have overlooked
the problem which, from now on, must clamor,with increasing
vehemence, for solution. Stated briefly, it is this: Aft
may Uverglades settlers be enabled to live em transpertaOIMn
lines and in comaniuties? Reduced to its~eaest terms, this
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question might almost be put thus: How may the average
settler live on the Everglades at all?

This problem is by no means one for the settler alone; it
is vital to the state. Unless solved, one or both of the
/ following must happen:


1. Many buyers who would gladly go upon their lands, clear
and develop them, build homes, and become wealth-producers,
tax-payers and bitizens--thus furnishing the final answer
to defamers of the Everglades--will stay away.

2. Other buyers, underestimating the disadvantages, will
go upon their lands, suffer needless hardships and privations
ad, finally, succeed but meagerly, or fail.

Zither alternative, the State should spare no effort to pro-
vide against. Both its good name, and the future of its
great Everglades project are at stake. With its meager pop-
ulation, and its vast, empty area, successful settlement is
essential to its own well-being.

The problem of future buyers of Everglades land can be solved
in advance; for provision can be made whereby instead of
being widely scattered over inaccessible territory, they
can be settled in communities, on or near transportation
lines, --whether of wa er, dirt, stone or steel--already
constructed or to be constructed. But what of the thousands
who have already bought, thus aiding the State in its time
of greatest need, and who desire to settle on and develop
their holdings?

/For such, we suggest, herewith, a solutij 1. e apply it
i tp our own case, but we ask nothing for ourselves that, in
our judgment, can not and should not, wherever desired, be
granted to others.
Section number twenty-five, township fourty-four South, range
thirty-six Sast, and the East half of 'ae~Pt1. twenty-six ,
in the same township and range, has been set aside as a
town site. The town has been named "Okeelanta'. At present,
it is a saw-grass covered wilderness. The undersigned arL
in most instances, owners of lots in this town. At the
same time, they are owners of the farm tracts indicated be-
low; purchased, in many instances, two or more years sine,
and paid for in full.

We desire to live on our lots in this proposed town, cul-
tivate our lands, and begin to develop this agioft. the
present scattered condition of our lands, however, renders
such a course impossible. \Te hereby request the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund' to aid us to become bona
i verglades settlers, and citizens of florida.


W e understand the Trustees own several sections contiguous
to the area described. We request that, eot of"tese oUti-
guous lands, the Trustees provide us with unbroken land to
the amount of acres, or more, taking in exchange an

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In return, we pledge ourselves to do the followingla Winge:
1. To transfer to the trustees our deeds for our individual
holdings as indicated below, in so far as accepted by the
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2. For each ten acres thus received in exchange from the
S Trustees, to place at least one adult settler in the town of
Okeelanta, or upon the land received from the Trustees, such
settler at once to begin the cultivation and improvement of the
said land.
3. To accomplish the work of settlement, Just indicated,
within one year from and after the date when the Trustees
shall have notified us that the said land is ready for ooau-
pancy and use.
In a word, we pled g ourselves to colonize and cultivate
Everglades lands provided the Trustees responsible for these
lands will enable us to do so by taking our lands, now scatter&
ed and inaccessible, and furnishing us, in exchange, an equal
area of consolidated, accessible ands. As our reasons, we
submit that Eirly, successful seTtlement and devebpment of
the 2verglades is vital to the repuTation and well-heing of
the State, not less than to the well-bein7 of the buyer, and
that only by some plan which recognizes the principles herein
set forth can such early, successful settlement and develop-
ment be made possible.
Very respectfully submitted,


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Dear Governor Gilchrist,

I am enclosing, herewith, a formal application from a number
of Washington buyers of Everglades lands for such an Ixchange
of lInd as will enable them to settle as soon as the State
gives the word, and begin work.

Should objection be raised that ".e are asking for land more
valuable than we are offering, the answer is:

1. .The difference in value is due almost or quite entirely
to the two factors named; i.e., association and transportat-
ion,

2, The State can give value to any one of hundreds of lo-
eations by providing for these two f actors: i.e., by enabling
settlers to concentrate on a transportation line.

3. Later, the State can enable other settlers to concentrate,
in exactly the same way, at some now inaccessible point to
which a transportation line has been or is to be run, thus
enhancing land values there,

4. :;ven if there were a permanent difference in the values
of the lands the buyers offer and ask for, the buyers are
offering,in addition, an extremely valuable "boot", namely,
a settler for each ten acre tract exchanged. Other govern-
ments have offered highly attractive inducements to settlers.
Our request, in comparison, is modest.

Our people are dead in earnest about this matter. They
have held meeting tfter meeting to discuss it. In most in-
stances they have bought, not as speculators, but is future
cultivators and citizens. They c:;ll attention to the fact
that the federal government, whether in Floridi or elsewhere,
donates its lands outright, and in large acreage, "to actual
settlers. These people are asking for no donations. Like
William Penn, they have bought thehliand, and paid the market
price. In most instances, further, they have now paid in full.
They find, however, that despite their desire to meet the
requirements of citizenship, the lands have been handled in
such a way that they cannot go upon them.
Further, the finishing of the Furst-Clark work will not, app-
arently, solve their problem. mee extensive read building
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with lands sold through, from canal to canal, many thousands
of miles of road would be necessary to reach all the isolated
buyers; and, even then, most of them would still be far re-
moved from towns, with their stores, schools, mail facilities,
etc.

I am convinced that, on reflection, ou will see that the prob J-m
of actually settling and establishing civilized communities
in the 3verglades can be satisfactorily solved only along
such lines as I have indicated.

As to the lands the State would receive in exchange:

The fact that these lands lie back from the canals should
not affect the State as it must necessarily affect the
individual. If, as reported, the Jtate plans to hold thous-
ands of acres of these lands off the market for years to
coae, it can as well hold back the inaccessible, interior
lands as the accessible, canal-front lands.

The natural course which settlement, if so permitted, will
follow is this:

1. Little village communities will be established along the
canal banks. surroundingg these villages will be the farming
lands of the villagers.

2. Other settlers will follow, settle in these conmsunities,
and buy lands just back of the lands already in use.

3. Other villages will be built. along the canals, and will
grow back.

4. New village communities will be established aiay from
the canals, but connected with the canals by roads or
ditches.

5. New canals, or railroads and trolley lines, will be
constructed, tapping, and so rendering accessible, great,
interior areas now beyond reach. Here the above processes
will be repeated.

6. Thus, in time, the back country will be settled up,
and without hardship to anyone.

Should additional taxation be required,to further any of
this deTelodpent work it should unhesitatingly be levied.
It will pay for itself a hundred to one. I say this as an
Evergladee hand owner,

however, to put upon the settler the necessity of settling
the remote, inaccessible interior, while leaving thousands
of acres of canal frontage vacant, is exactly to reverse the
natural process, and to cost the state an army of settlesat
and a altitude of failures among attempting settlers.

Whoever may have been originally responsible for this
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The only remedy is:

1. To enable those who have already bought, and will
pledge to settle, to group themselves in communities on
canals.

3. To substitute promptly for the present system of land
selling a new system in harmony with the principles above
laid down.

The entire responsibility for the change in policy need
not rest upon the State. The attention of the Averglades
land companies should be strongly called to the wisdom of
adopting the same plan. It will put money in the p,;okets
of these companies; for, with a rational, practical plan
like this, they can sell their lands twice as fast, and
at rapidly increasing prices. To my mind it is remarkable
that these lands have sold as readily as they have with
such utterly inadequate provision for transportation and
association.

i-th these two requisites met, Glade settlement -and develop-
ment will proceed at a pace incomparably more rapid than
can now be possible, and the percentage of failure will
be redoeed to the minimum, the results redoundig not only
to the advantage of the settler but to the credit and profit
of the State.

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Mr .' Mr. -Helm,-.
Yours of the 10th at hand. Am glad you like the Clark analysis.:
y Will prepare the article shortly.
,, Th- h@ Adr :Vtol9%he t'he 61 Wftfr,*hOfa1HObrieiderably cut down.
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V. ;rlndlosed 'finid '*i(ttpt?%6t tlO0 OIbrfY6WpllrtYo ot belnsw
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I have written both.gbe.lhkn3itfaPVftt@ rU*.S31SOrAftr in
regard to bulletin matter but have not yet heard from either.
a ;q ". '-.'. "' .)iq a yab nO
SIf ;yea have. UtllitSla ''elWipifk Weiyiw4 yWd _t AAHlWj know what
the ,newspaper men -who- Visited thea -GItWetla aileaq, I have
--,reen.praotio1iy fSethi-ntt, iudh w-6 f l fi3E .bL 101
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.I am still awVititng reply from fr.'Valle i sti Vrte him
hoping he might l1elp me get intb the l-Sndyk nn&aISfs. The
issue for May 5, at page 5 contained a pretty damaging knock,
well gotten Up, on Floridd. HI-hard -'g@obdfdll of talk about
it around here. That afford' addit:iial V-th eth R we should
-i t to. break in:. - .' 'l :.r ab cut
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That you may understand hbw we feel herb 3%*rl.~bbes settlement,
and what we are doing with our g6t-totiii.prfl6 tion, I am
sending you copies of tbo letters *e.tLjeiyt&Sta dfQne to the
l, I. :Hard and the' other tb 'the-A do Tei- r"o f'lPWfW I have
Sad ong talks both with -the GoWrheot nt ..'*%fof-r Knott
on this subject. .e ltse
I feel that a serlius'mistake hias beebrfhet- i selling Everglades
lands on the plans hitherto employed, whithe 6t 1atf the auction
or of selling direct from the map; for both plans overlooked
the'two -fundamentals of ais-edia'4tlO aa' traspertation. It is
interesting to note how-, in 'the .a se'sof 'tIBs -* Ae settlemad *
these two princ-iples have :assertedI tHeiS'bz e.I'J People owning
land elsewhere felt impelled to leave those untouched and settle
upoas lands not -their ownh, tia order tee tb fOnw aed&ro andt among
neighbors. Thp fact that the D)av'terlam drwaiVCoSattAfiret was,
o of cpre, a:-temporary facttaor-, ut-w.e lPtAl&ottf06fcotors were
permanent. .o : .; : .: rr.-te.';; of 0o i seleti ano ow has

F rom.the- standpoint -bo land s "cLhfltttRAtiWui.L be found a tre-
menous advantage ift emplyidg ~tthiole g lhaWotuoined. The
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deler of lapses should be minimized.
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t i.not ,tuus6eYhuWt ZtNhega lft p4qqtetadPtb altsI
who have. riayebeovahbeute)wb i QWercb cIWBynaff iU atad wmsB s fqphilbIo
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genuinely good things which help all the way around; in this
oase. bonefittiLtg bgjynaeoe]lujee' llpfJt qpdg dall concerned.
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you will oaref~g.l qpnAAm&n 4be yLppia, bBW9jtlopiLW Ie' Wela
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SANDOLPH 1773
N[IAfL STC( BnULrDIN
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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the tine wn
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with muft-l
oient 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 wa
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had juat re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Evergladee region
i* for myself. So impressed wad- I- h what I saw, and with what people
j who are living upon this land and working it told me of their In-
oomes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aores of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the liter-
state Gommerce Commission had suoh confidence in my honesty ad goed
judgment that they bought over 1500 aores on my report. I reosigie
From the I. 0. C. in Deoember last to sell Iverglades lands. Toef ,
every Department in the Government service is represented oanl oa
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, amd ote
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business 8e,
.1j : praotioal, hardfisted farmers -- who OT soilsl -- have bougqt at
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow ther
example.

7' Among those who have actually seen the Everglade may be naetd
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. 0., KimN
B. B Adam, Forest Servioe, Washington, D. 0., 8. Pe Oogr,
S *14 P Street, N. I., Washington, 0. 0.,

k them what they think of Zverglades lands as an mutomt0, a a
Lae for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, fro a a na pre S
ing point of view. They will be glad to aneer y or japirt ei '
., we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subjeot to yoar attention is ti a
fact that, if you feel Ilke I did, 0s also want to have ak ,
prospects of getting away .from the deadly monotony ef govenm 'kR
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I INCOPPORATED UIDER rHC LAWS OFr FLORIDA I
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
MAJESTICIC BUILDING :


Iay 15, 1912


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I am enclosing herewith check for ''C0.00 covering
s ecial salary for period of .1ay 1 to iay 15.


Yours truly


Dt. Thos. E. .ill,
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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time wve:.
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
oient fertile aoreage 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.ayself. So impressed was I with what i saw, and with what people
who are'living upon this land and working it told me of lthiz in-
weasim-ton it, tfhat stnality bought 100 aats. of it.

SOn my return to Washington, my fellow employes in tbi Inter-
state Oommeroe Commission had suoh confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. 0. C. in December 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 Washington business men,
S praotioal, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot 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., Mise
; B. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., 8. P. Compher,
8142 P Street, N. W., Washingt6n, D. O.,

sk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
ace for a home, from a ollmatio standpoint, from an inooae pro-
ing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
t that, if you feel like 1 did, YOU also want to have some
prospeots of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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season, decided not to plant tkam. 'Or winter experience, too, has bee
sueh that I believe it will pay to wait another year and see what happen
it the summer before putting money into erops. You see, nobody has
any idea what is going tO happen in the glades in the summer sinee the.
lake level is lowered and the canals are so far advanced.

Our experience this year is not exceptional. There is not a farmer
iQ the South Canal, I think, who has got his money baek,-unless it is

Forbes, who sold a very early rop of potatoes from a couple of
aeres at retail, getting high prces, and who has had a crew of white
men working with him onsl hares, so that he has been under no heavy expense
foa labor. He told me yesterday that up to the present tifte he was
just a little better than even on his venture, and hoped to get a profit
out of the crops new has growing.

I know that all this is highly discouraging to those of your people
who have not seen the Glades and do not exactly know the conditions. It

is not wholly so to me, as I can new see where we could avoid most of
our troubles in another year, cheapen the cost of our cropping, and

get our crops into market in better season and sell to better advantage.

While this year's failure has trained me financially, and left me with
nothing in the world but debts, I still have hopes of getting my money

back and making a profit within the next year.
In a short time, I will write you ans extended and detailed report
on what we have done, and make a financial statement, altho it will not
be possible to make a final report and settlement July 1, for the reason
that our late thsatoes and our onions and okra, from which I expect
best returns, will iaAAh net be marketed until later in the summer.

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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time wbh
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with seffl-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily ia-
ereaaing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed aas
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had juet re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, aplied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful vaerglades roioa
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with shat peopo
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their i-
ooaes from it, that I straightway bought 100 acres of-it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the ater.
state Commeroe Commission had such confidence in my honesty adXgooa
judgment that they bought over 1800 acres on my report. I reciaSM
from the I. 0. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lads. eafa ,
every Department in the Government service is represented among er
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and other s
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington boainea sse,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who rOWT soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
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the following:

Dr. 0. M. Nunoaster, The Roohaabeau, Washington, d. inm
B. 1. Adaam, Forest Service, Washington, D. 0., 8. 7. Oogtaer,
2142 P Street, N. I., Washington, D. 0.,

sk them what they think of v erglades lands a- s arn vtft, a a
place for a home, from a ollmatio standpoint, froa ta on r r o
auoing point of view. They will be glad to an awr yaor iaaftelst
ena we oan refer you to numbers of others.

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fact that, if you feel like I did, 00 also waat to ha'm iau
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotap ot ofeMf :n


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I have read Governor Gilohrist's letter of May 11 to the Miami
Metropolis. This is my excuse for writing you again.

In the Governor's letter, I note one espealally significant
fact. It is this:


Unless the Trustees oarj selt. J frglades land, and so obtain
funds, they cannoqgrain the lands. If drainage stops, the
F.E.C. Rai gpad will get the EverU.ladea.


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In other words, if the State would keep the lands for the people
it must drain them. If it would drain them, it must sell them.

Here is the crux of the situation; and, incidentally, the
probably explsnajion for the Clarzlwar on the Glaes.

It was to this very condition that I endeavored to call the
attention of the hos. p tmmittee when, on March 6, I sought to
fi2f my "protest." (Copy ecmlosed. )

Aside from the fact that one large buyer has found it necessary
to ask time on his notes, 1 know little of the progress of lver-
glades sales elsewhere. I do, however, know the situation here.

In the past three years, thousands of actes of these lands have
been sold here and in the vicinity of the District. Now, even
a ten-acre nse is as rare as a day in June.F The number and
per cent of 4gesm occFRing in recent ~W ,i indicated by the
following table:

(The data of DecembeL.J, 19a"ie that upon which 1.41apntinued
selling lands. Sales made sinoe that date have, apparently,
been Mffa fewer, and have enjoyed no greater permanency. The
facts and figures .ubmitted we do not publish.)
TABL2 SrHONING SALtS OF WIRT-OLADSS LANDS IN WAWHINGTON, D.C. AWD
BRANCH OF-ICS3'IN THIE :SKV1S1WOTH PERIOD BEGINNING LAY 1. 1911
AND ANDINC DEClBQD I, 1911, WITH LAPSIS, ACTUAL OH APPARENT,
WHICH HAV.-Q OCCUiRRED 3Y NAY 18, 1912.
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PARG UUBQ3R Op (.CTUAL OR SUP'3D) U.J' 3 X'R.3ISTIi OF LAPSBSS
BUY'4j|3ACHES INDVDL$ AGRES INDIVIDUALS ACRIS a IDVLSAS.:
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18 220
18 200
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SoTALS 9,2 1,,0 48 820 -44 540 2+ + .

in a word, the Everglade land sgling busiJag 4 e is wraSi&d.
Expenaea are paid with borrowednmoney. The manager of a branch
office reports today that, since July, 1911, he has made, at this
work, to which he seems to have given his whole time, $.JmO00 gle
than nothing.

This condition can, for the most part, be traced directly to two
oaases: 1. The ar on the Everglades; 2. The inaodflnility I /
and isqo tion of so much of the land jgld or offered for sale.

Of these two causes, the seosDd is %Qeas than the first; for
it hiinders the early making of the demoantrtion wh-ch should
prevent future ars on the G3jdes. How nthee causes operate can
be shown by a concrete case:

I sold 640 acres to one buyer her He organized a company to
pay for aui cultivate this tract. Now he has dropped half the
land, and is liable to drop the other half. Yet his interest
and faith in the Glades is such that he--a high-grade, modern
man--moved tu..Elorida last fall, taking with him, all told, some
eayen or twelvapeople--five or more adults--and begar arming
Everglades land.

His own land being undrained and inaccessible--as he knew--he
rented, with my help, fort, acres on the Davie tract, which he
is cultivating; but on which, of course, he can make no perman
nent improvements.

The wa on the Everglades, however, has made it practically is-
poajjble, he says, for timn to s i hlis aJ k, though his prospects
for sales were bright; and he has made ncj^yment for many months.
Some twQoyears have elapsed since he bought his first half-seotion.
He thinks he will still be required to wait from one to two
years longer before he can go upon any part of his own land. He
says he cannot wait so long; that he must get some land that is
ready now on which he may begin to make permanent improvements.
In consequence, he is liable to la.pe his remaining hal.-section.

In a word, the war has made present payment by him impossible;
and the inaccessibility of his land nas made its early use, and
the satisfactory answer of his stock buyers' questions, equally
impossible.

So much for the dark side. Now for the other.

More than a sore of Averglades buyers from this city and vicinity
visited the Gladas in April, and travelled from Lauderdale to
Lake ukeechobee and back. They are familiar with my pro~eaition
. which provides for two fundamental requisites: 1. settlement
u SacanaLl, where the land is accessible and practically ready
for use; 2. settlement in a community, where village facilities,
cooperation and the beginnings of civilized lifeare possible.
All of these people have already bought Everglades lands, some