Business Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2). July 1, 1912- Dec. 30, 1912

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Business Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2). July 1, 1912- Dec. 30, 1912
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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ov. 11, 1912.





.r. Samuel '7einstock.

Fifth and L Sts., S.W.,

City.

Dear Sir:-

I am enclosing herewith balnk form to be filled in

by your branch of the Wo akmen' s Circle vwnich, I understLand,

recently enrolled in the D.C. Suffrage Lea ue. ','u should

be glad to receive your remittance as soon as may be, in-

aeSuch as the recent election cost the League heavily.

Our next Executive Committee meeting occurs at 4:40

p.m. on Friday at this office-- this being the regular date

and place. '.''e should be glad to have you attend.

Cordially yours,






LONG BUILDING, 4
K-- ANSAS CITY MO. PHILIP S. DELANY
HENRY O. R ALSTON
V.W.V HELM,
'-' ._': '-- \U 'y -at vies PRItSoN. -.

4ml"TI PD WILLIS P. HUNGER.



-.c o,,oR-, .. TE LEPHONE
/ IRANDOLPH 1773

SA.' .JESTIC ]3TILDIN-
CHICAG O

C HOWE. WASHINTON, D. C.. OrFFICE
GENERAL AGEn OR "0 11 OURAY BUILDING
SCOwa R LI., 809 0 STREET, N. W.
TKLEPHONE- MAIN 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-
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 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 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
-state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
i -444 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,
1,.. -every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
u 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
N. example.

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

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

h.-, .'.."Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
,,.place for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an income pro-
.' during point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;.-
Ol' and 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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Nov. 19, 1912.




Mr. '?'.L Vanola,
351 Adams Street,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

My dear trT:-

Your recent letter was received and deserved an earlier
r'eply. "!o:-ev'-r, I desirfi first to ascirtain whether others cared
to use the land this .winter.
I am very much surprised to learn that :r. Forbes or any other
cropper attempted to rent the land. ':atever attempt ?ay have been
made in this line was mide absolutely without my knowledg-e or con-
sent. I last savw ,r. Forbes last April. At that time he told me
he would shortly transfer his farmiin; operations to a point near
Lake Okeeclp ae.
The croppinL attempts last year were not encournrin You are
doubtless familiar with the reasons. Our, Association is not expect-
ing to do any farmin, this winter, though a number expect to move
to the 7verglades when,the reclamation work is finished.
There was a greatt demand last fall for opportunity to crop on
dry land. Our farming association found that they could not use
all of the tract you so kindly mnae available for us and we there-
fore allowed others who were anxious to do so to occupy the land.
"'e have now finished with your tracts and hereby relinquish it
to you in full, and thank you foryour courtesy in permitting us to
use it last year..

Very truly yours,










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LONG EUiLCiNG,
KA.-NSAS CTY,MO. PHILIP S DeLAN. '7A
,, '1'' ~HENRY 0, RAL.8TON ,
V.W. HELM,








^ MAJESTIC B3TXLDIN&



E C HOWE. WASmINTON, D. C. OFFICE:
GENAn. A E.EC r1 THE OURAY BUILDING
COMPANY. s LANmD 80S a STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 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. 0., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
.place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
duoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
-and 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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Nov. 19, 191-.





11r. P.L. F lojd.
Cherr-:dale, Va.

Dear Sir:-
The next meeting of the 7vera.lades aomebuilders'
Associati-on falls on ednesda;, tomorrow, night at eight
o'clock, at 809 G Street. '.' shall be glad to have you
present.

Very truly yours,


President.





-.ONG B1JILDIPIO,
";- KANSAS CITY MO. 2nar13Croarews
PHILIP S.DELANY,
HENRY 0. RALSTON,

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C-enaL.. AGe '. -' EIM OURAY BUILDING
C CMAr., LANc.S 809 0 STREET, N. W
TKLKPHONC MAIN 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-
coomes from it, that I. straightway bought 100 acres 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. 0. 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 Wishington 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. C.,

Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
"place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
.duoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
V'and 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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Nov. 22, 1912.




Ir. 8. Stuart Lewis, Secretary,
board d of Drainace Cormmis ioners,
T.'allalassee, Fla.

Dear. sir:- .*,*;
At it's meeting of one month ago, the Flor('d
Everglades Homebuilders' Association discussed the *
question of the survey of the lands sold them by the
Florida .:verglades Land Com:nyi and of the lots in ;e
town site of Okeelanta. They are very anxious that
this survey be completed as soon as possible and direct-
ed me to write the Florida .0vergladew Land Compaly to
ascertain, if possible, the cause of the delay in making
the survey. Thlis letter I wrote, and received in reply
th4~ statement from the general .-muer of the said cor-
pany:
""'e are juot as anxious as you are to
make the survey of the lots 'in Okeelanta and 6f the
tracts sold to the Florida Everglades Contract
llolders, but, we cannot do this until we get the
necessary data from the State. "'e are ready and
anxious to do the surveying-work at the fiLrst opoor-
tunity. You can rest assured there will be no
delay on our part after -'e have the neces.-:'" .nfor-
mation from the State."

This letter I read at the Homnebuilders' meeting
two nights a:-o, whereupon it was voted that I write the
Trustees to e arn "possible, frorm them, the cause of the
delay, and the proba le time when the survey c ;n be begun.
Any information you can give on that -oint will be arpreciat-
ed.

Very truly yours,


President.





L O N G B U iLDI N G, '
KANSAS CITY MO. II .EcoLNY
PHILIP S.DELANY,
HENRY G. RALSTON,

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GENEr AL. A-E. C 'rHE OURAY BUILDING
COMcAE s LA-o. 809 0 STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 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 acres 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 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. 0. 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,
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. Muncaster, 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.,

Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
1",.place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
-duoing point of view. They will be glad 'to answer your inquiries;
-mand 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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V. W. HiLM, EDIrtbR PRICE $1.00 PER YEAR


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MAJESTIC BUILDING
CHICAGO
November 26, 1912








Dear Mr. Will:

Thanks for your remittance of :'1.50 covering
one year's subscription to our mr. zirne for each

R. A. Garland,
Mrs. E. J. Colton
Chas. Holden.

These names will be placed on our mailing
list and the November magazine will be mailed to each
in a few days.


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809 G Street, North V'7est,

Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 1912.





State Civil Service Commiision,

Albany, ?T.Y.


Gentlemen:-


Kindly send me information and blanks regard-

ing examination for Education extension Chiefs and

oblige,


Y-urs very truly,







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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 clima with suffi-
Solient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a ily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the eno sed 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
j" judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
,! Vfrom the I. 0. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
r,2I. 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 Rochambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
.-- B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
-2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C..

i B IAsk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
.place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
4u.tuoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
Sd we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
ft''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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ITov. 26, 1912.


Mrs. Elizabeth Whitney,

Girls' Reform School,

'.'ashington, D.C.


Dear Miadam:-


At the suggestion' of -a friend, I arm t.kin :

the liberty to send you copies of our District 3uffiraije

Bulletin, and Io (exres3 the hopt-, that you :., a. become

interested in raromoting the cause of self-governmcnt -in

the Federal District. One of the many ways 'in whichc h our

friends are helping-i's suggested by the enclosed form

letter.

.'.'e are preparing for our g&rcat mass greeting at

the national Ri-fles Armory to be held on Dec. 13th, at

eight p.m. .ie trust you .ay be in attendance.


Very truly yours,


executivee 'Secretary.






.ONC a. N I DI-Ns 0'rOtI
S'" / './ ANSAS CITYMO. PHILIP S. DELANY.
HENRY 0. RALSTON,
I -. v ic e Pa. l.....
,k "Y.V W.H.LM,

WILLIS P. MUNOER.



(INCORPORATED)
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773


'I .CHICAGO
C HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C. OFIE.:
GENEA ,.. Ac E- rcen.- OURAY BUILDING
Co Ar 5 L.r. 809 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 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-
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 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 acres 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. G.,. S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

S '-.CA',-'sk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
IN0 'Place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
ucing 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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Nov. 29, 1912.


Mr. Henry :. Dexter,
328 Pa. Ave., H.7.,
"a.3hi1iiton, D.C.

Dear Sir:-

I desire herewith to thank you for your letter
and also the *airphlet you so kindly sent. I have been
hunting down the **ar,.ihlet and getting the price on it.
It came at an opportunre time.

I amblad to hear of your manuscript. I am
tremendously rushed, and might not be able to read it
at once. If, however, it would not inconvenience you to
leave it on my desk fQora time, I should try to examine
it at my earliest opportunity. I amt collecting materials
on that line.

Very truly yours,


Executive Secretary.






s -a- LONG Bul.-D0NG, D llir-jr u s
kANSAS CITY MO. Ph, lP 3. /D.ANY,
,RENRY G. RALSO.,. N
.rV. W. H ELMc
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WILUS R MNGER. BUILDING



INCORPORATEED
RANDOLPH 1773



C HOWE. WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE
Grce an A .- -R 11. OURAY BUILDING
S COP809 6 STREET, N. W
ijj ,TELEPHONE MAIN 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-
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 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 acres 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,
'4' practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
P 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
p I B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
-r.4 2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.,

.'Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
lace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
.*i"VS ..ucing 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
















Minneapolis, Minn. Nov. 29, 1913.



Mr. Thos. E. Will,
809 G. St. N. W.,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Mr. Will:
Yours of the 26th received. I am
inclined to the opinion that we should try a few
letters or post-cards on some of the contract hold-
ers, with a view of extending it to all, if we get

justifiable results. I am so extremely busy just
at this time of the year that I shall have to depend
largely upon you and others of the Board to work
this thing out just at present. Will co-operate \
in whatever plans you finally decide upon. I /
Yours very truly,- \ ~I \

















Nov. 29, 1912.



Mr. Z.H. Austin,
]inneapolis, 'inn.

My dear Mr. AuStini-

.Enclosed find one dollar, beini-, the *.7
dues for Mr. G.A. Canninghari, 175 King George Street,
Annapolis, Id. Kindly send.him his book of nmuaes of
contr:-ct holders.


Very truly yours,





111


LONG ButM.o.r, X17I.1 Pip0 ORi :
SKANSAS CITY, MO. PHILIP .DELANY.
HENRY 0. RALSTON,

R- .M. PRICE,
.' Mt' WILLIS P. MUNOER,

"" 'f A SALES. (4)MPA NY

S(INCORPORATETELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
NLAEMA.J^TIC IrU1TLDIN(
111CHItCA O0
C. HOWE. WASHINrTON. D. C. OFFICE
GE.EnL.. AGE- tF R -E OURAY BUILDING
Co~..~. s L.r.n.. 809 a, STREET, N. W
T iepHONe MAIN 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 acres 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. G. 0. 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 W.shington 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. C.,

Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
place for a home, frour a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
lucing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
sand 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







COMMISSIONERS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Al. CEi1H :SAX)Q1UAnHTBS

Retropolitman 3olte department
RICHARD SYLVESTER
MAJOR AND SUPERINTENDENT
ydny November 30, 1912.






Thomas E. Will, Esq.,
Secretary, District Suffrage League,
Ouray Building, 809 G street, N. W.,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:

I am in receipt of a report from the Captain commanding the

First Police Precinct, wherein is located the southwest corner of 8th

street and Market Space, in which he states that there is no objection

to the holding of your meetings in that locality, but owing to the

fact that traffic is on the increase thereabouts, due to the Christmas

shopping, he recommends that the same take effect January 1, 1913.

If you will call to see me at your convenience I will be

pleased to take up the matter with you, as it will afford me pleas-

ure to accommodate you in any way that I can.

Very respectfully,



LMajor and Superintendent,
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Dec.. 20, 1912.




IMr. C.H. Wardj-jaecretary,
Board.. o -' rade,-
.hicr2i, Fla -



ermi.t me to say a word inx r-rd to the .
Miami exhibit now oi displa: in .the rooms of the S.uthern.
Comr.Zercia.Congress at the Southern Building of this city'.

Through recent conversation with Dr. CJ. O'en,
managing director, ef-the Condreos, ,I arn that the Congress
proposes now t andon,the exibit a.ur of their work .
This raises, the qoesaion. as to what s ell be done, vith Lhe
Miar.i exhibit. o 0
.y asspo i.te heresin ~the veglaeles office and
myself have be.'n int:regte in this, exhibit from thebej _tnir.g.
Insofar as emnowoered to do- w% ehav aided in making it a success.
Through correspondence h.-witn Lr..eH.G. Ralston, almost a year
ago, I took an. apt4ve ?Uart in, 3eeiig that the preli minary
arrangemaents weA'e made. ftr actually installing the exhibit. ToIis
exhibit ies g&roying in.value eaci day ao pao- .le learn of it and
9.p-?reciate its si.gnificice,:e. ere, we are very anzious that it
IsBall be continued in. tihe,city ajnd mde" ,a effective as possible.

It has been intimated that the exhJibit may be done
away with altogether. t 'e write to urge as strongly as possible
th5.t tjis shall not be done. To do so, would be, from the
Florida standpoint, little sort of a calamity.

Now as to what disposition may properly be made of the
exhibit. You have iiisited the Florida office here at 809 G,
North .est as have many hundreds of others from Florida a;id the
country at large. This is known as the Florida headquarters for
the National Capital. when the President of your State University
was up here over a year ago he visited this t:lAce and was delighted
to find that he had discovered the Florida headquarters in the
Capital. Members of the Washington police force are among our
best friends. They drop in here constantly to talk Florida with
us and they are steering people here right along. People are also
referred here by the hotels of the city. Our Florida Everglades
Homebuilders' Association meets here v _egularly onae or twice a
month. It is the great llorida boom organization for the Capital.








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It is madeup of buyers of land and prospective builders of
homes in that region, especially in Dade County and vicinity;
and through all the Ettacks,.upon Florida, .especially the Ever-
glades, they have-.consti.tuted the great balance, wheel, for -the
conservation ofi.tfi-thin Flori,da in the Capital,

"1u remember the large office we maintained here and
the way in whichUwgt are playing up Florida at the time of your
visit. The exhibit in this office now is far superior to what
it was on LKe 9oc.:sion of your visit. "'e now have growing in
our .garden! window e~iar .tne yeiht feet high, eucaliptis trees
seven feet high, rvy de.q .araiAjnd a_ half f-eet, .pinea-ile
plants aliost ready tp le.Ar,. lemon tress, young gr:,pe fruit trees,
and a broken variety of other epeim anqa of southern Florida.
vegetati on -. ..... .

Let me emphasize the, 6.aint- that thi3 is thP one place
in the Cap; i tAel where your .-xhiit. ought :to be. 'Without reflect-
ing upon the people pf;- the Southern CoMuwrcial Conreess, ,I may
smtgest, that -ith their wide variety of southern interests, they
were not in po.3sition- are. This.-i.s the- o.ne- thingthir Flrda. office is 9shing.. This
place is opaennight and..day. L'eetings, i'llustrr-ted by st-riop-
ticanr slides, are hel.u h, alm.ospt nightly, and aqre attended not
simply by local Veo le-' but, bLy people from numerous states outside
en route for. Florida., .or example: at the lecture. given here
last Saturday night their: were pr-sont four people from northern
states who were on their way to Florida. Not infrequently, these
visitors arB .ost inJ.,erest4qd,, ot.the-..otseat, in other sections
of Floridacaas:the ;wsat coast .or. the- upper, pqr-tioqn'of the state..
However, ..f.ter 'having :h.:Ld th', adyantates of the eas-t coast presemt-
ed to them here; they almost invariably decide to visit your section
and inspect, its at;tractione j. person.

You of course know of the strain that has been put upon
the Florida land people, and especially here, on account, of the
wholesale and unscruplous attacks made upon Florida, the J ver-
glades region in particular, in consequence of the investigation
started by Congressman Clark a year ago. Thus far, by dint of
great effort, this office has weathered the gale. Expenses, how-
ever, have practically eaten up all profits and it is a serious
question whether our people here can afford long to maintain so
large and expensive an office ias this unaided. If,however,your
Board of Trade can see its way clear to tr:-nsfer its exhibit from
the Southern Building to our office, and to pay in here the money
you have been paying up there, you will thereby greatly simplify
the problem of maintaining this office on its present high lane
and insure to your own people far greater returns on their invest-
ments than you have had hitherto. This follows necessarily from
the fact that all of our people here are vitally interested in
the development of southern Florida. We are all owners of land
there and are expecting sooner or later to establish homes there.










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Because of the fact that the space you now occupy in
the Southern Building will soon require to Abe cleared it "rill,
of course, be 'necessary for your Board to consider very'soon
what disposition they will make of the above-named exhibit.
Whatever this decision may be, we shall be glad to learn of it
at the earliest possible m ment'. 'If 'there is any inforin',tion we
can 'give we shall be'gl ad to have 7yo call for-it.


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ISLAND SALES COMPANY
'r"l' INCORPORATEDD TELEPHONE

-,MA-JESTIC 3fUTLDIN&
CHI CAG 0
.^ 1 E C. HOWE,* WA.HINTOTN, D. C. OFFICs,
,aG N A r.T eonr OURtAY BUILDING
_.C09o e STREET, N. W
TCiUtPHONE MAeN 4260



A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
S1he could leave the government service for something better. I
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.

r)| ~One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
i'j handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
jfor leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
.-1. for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
7 who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
-c oomes from it, that I straightway bought 100 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
"-e state Commeroe 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
r.: ~ buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in fashington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
'; -1 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
I '= Ithe following:

.... Dr. 0. Mi. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
..--I '. B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D..C., 8. P. Compher,
|Y '. ;:"-, 2142 P Street, N. V., Washington, D. 0.,
'-.-- e 5ifkAsk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
"' ''aoe for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an income pro-
ci going point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
,'o l2nd 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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GENERAL OFFICES:
DORN BOILING.
MI I A VW. W HELM,
1141.. HENRY G. RALSTON.
IdC~H DALE MILLER.


R. W.RALSTON
^^ tf \r,,' I~ ( h Uy S 3v W EcY. & TREAS.
". /INCORPORATED.UNDER THE LAWS OFFLORIDA)
KR ". TELEPHONE

i* ;JjESTIC BMxILDIL ,
0 A l CHIICALGO
-- , t'l'"\ tilk" *k.i AP




December 2, 19;2



Dear 1'r. il111:

Our friend Howe has made violent threats of extreme
; 'l, action, the 1-ast of which is a civil suit which ?e threatens
to co!mc-nce today in '"as'hington against Bowan& Will for the
Bowen lan', and '.Will, Bowen and this comn,, -_ji.; for the dissolution
of the office. He claims to have an attorney.

Mr. 7allette was in 77ashington on business a couple
of weeks ago and we had him see 1lr. Howe, but Howe utterly
refused all friendliness, insisted on nothing but business
and a settlement according to his own ideas, otherwise suit.
I have definitely refused to pay him a cent, and if he should
be so ill .Jvised and foolish as to bring suit, please let me
know at once by wire.

e' It would seem that one of the very first steps to
be taken is to have a legal inquiry made, in case he brings
suit, into hi.5 sanity, to wee whether or not he is sane enough
under the law to stand as plaintiff before the court. Mr.
Vallette advises that under all the circumstances it should
be legally:, established whether he is or is not sane so that
we ma-. all know that we are dealing with a responsible person.
It would ap ear that there would be no difficulty in establishing
his irresponsibility, and that his mental and physical condition
is such bhat he is incapable of seein- the right business methods
S..--- to be used and the simple facts as they now stand show that
:NCDIBTI without in!.,uendo, but from a simple desire to know whether or
:- ..,.-- not he is responsible legally before the law we have a right
to !-no'vw h th-r or not he is sane and whether or not he is
.-7,- C.7" responsible. ','le want no pitiful pleas on his part of his
-,, !- physical condition to excuse his acts provided he is*resj-onsible
T-L, -,for them. We don't want him to work upon the sympathy of ourselves
'.:t"' "I.treL r of court an', jury if he is sane and responsible for his actions,
+"r I .r do :;e ,'.ant him at the last moment to shirk all responsibility
-id th.: ground that his mental and physical condition is such that
t-,has rra.e a mistake.

':,. So for our own protection as well as for ":ourg, it
JVti ld seem that the thing to do is to find out whether or n t he


















is insane by legal inquiry in case he commences suit.

Now that we may work together, please advise us
before you take action that we 7- -protect our interests as
well as assist you in protecting your own.

In other words, that by unity, working together we
can bring out the real truth of these matters an( show the
court if necessary that we were allfriendly, we did what
we could for him until he himself made it impossible to do
anything further.


Y < since ~,





Mr. Thos. E. WT ,
1330 B. St., .W.,
'.7ashington, D.C.


H-P






V. W. HELM,
HENRY G. RALSTON,
H DALE I LLER.








MIAMIF LA. I Dec. 6th, 1912.




Dr. Thos. E. Will,
809 "G" Street, Northwest,
Washington, D. C0

My dear Dr. Will:

Mr. C. H. Ward has handed me your letter of the
2nd instant requesting that the Miami Board of Trade turn over
their Southern Commercial Congress exhibit to you, and pay
you for exhibittag this display just what we have been paying
the Southern Commrcial Congress. This matter was up for
discussion at the Board of Trade meeting last Monday night.

The finances of the Board are not in very promising
shape, and as a matter of fact, we bad decided to discontinue
the exhibit before we were notified from Washington that the
exhibition was to be closed.

For this reason it will be impossible for us to
comply with your request. It is a lack of money on our part
as much as anything else which forces us to take this stand,
for we should be only too glad to help you out in the matter
if we were able to do so.

We shall probably place the canned goods, etc.,
on exhibition in the new Board of Trade rooms here in Miami.

You are welcome to the cocoanuts, sugar cane, etc.,
if you care to take them. I am writing Mr. Owens to this
effect today, and with good wishes, I remain,

Very truly yours,

MIAMI BOARD OF7 ADE,
B //, V"

Treasurer.

HGR/M





















Dec. 7, 1912.





Mr. V.W. H{elm,
Majestic Bldg.,
Chic o, Ill.

My dear Mr. Helm:-

Yours of the. 2d rec -rding !Mr. Howe's
renewed activity received. ,e shall be glad to cooperate.;
here with you in any way in i-i.-ding this situation. The
most charitable explanation of Mr. Ho%-e's conduct is that
he is in a measure deranged. Otherwise, he must be set
down as a blackmailer. Should he crowd us too far, I
think an inquiry might readily be made into his sanity and
general record in this community, the results of which could
not well redound to his credit. You still, no doubt, have
Dr. Kuncaster's letter of two years ago, regarding his
mental condition.

1 am sorry ,.r. Vallette did not call on us when
here. I should have been glad to see him.


Very truly yours,







KANSAS CITYMO. PHILIP S. DELANY.
'Vr /HENRY 0. RALSTON.
V.W. HELM,
v.-- was e.esfUre
.R.M PRICE
WILLIS P. MUNOER.


AN D SALES COMPANY
--- ,- l,^ (INCORPORATED)
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
MAJESTIC ]TIYrLDIN6.
CHICAGrO
C. HOWE. WASHINsTON, 0D C. OFFICE:
GENE.IAL A.EzT rC Tc OURAY BUILDING
Co m., A *S Lan 809 G STREET. N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 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 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 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 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 adres 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. Muncaster, The Rochambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

;-; sk them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
1 laoe for a home, from a climatic standpoint from an income pro-
ucing 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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Dec. 7, 1912.


Prof. John D. ,'alters,

K.S.A.C.,

.4 .i,A.ttan, Kans.


V.y dear'Prof. '..'alters:-


I am sending, herewith, a file of

our Sufifrage Bulletiin s'ho vinr the fight we :rjL r'.. i;:, for

self-ov.I.rnment khnuarepresentation at the 1:..tional Capital.

I wiL:.pl ace the college library on our ma.il]ing list if

desired.


Very truly yours,








.: 'ecutive Secrotary.








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< KANSAS CITYMO.


DLiA 9 11''F4blit PI
PhILIC 9 OELANY
nEN-F 0 RALrON
V.W. HELM,
a VICE P.CS.OEnT.
RM PRICE ,
WILLIS P. MUNGER.


(INCORPORATED)
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
INrAJESTIC( ]r ITTILDING&
CHICAGO


E C HOWE.
GE-Lr ... AC-GE' FC E T'.E
C oM-AN s LAN cB


WASHINe TON, 0. C. OFFICE:
OURAY BUILDING
80B G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 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 acres 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 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. Muncaster, 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.,

SAsk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
Pt._, lacee for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
Auoing 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
TI. 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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D])O. 11, 1912.







Hon. Victor L. B-rger,

House, of Reprisentatives,

City.


Dear Comir:'de Berger:-


Enclosed find the correspondence

from the American Association for Labor Legislation

which you requested.

-'r.-iternally yours,






K NSAS CITYM PHILIP S. DELANY.
HENy 0. RAL~SToN.
? V W. HELM,
R M PRICaErc un .
WILLIS P. MUNOER.

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TELPHONRANDOLPH 1773
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A CIICIAGO
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G E an aser c t. OURAY BUILDING
Cc, swmn 5 Lam = 809 a STREET, N. W
T TELEPHONE MAIN 4250




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
{Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
She could leave the government service for something better. I
.: wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
coient 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
Iwho are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aores of it.

iOn my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
:- state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
I judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
I fromm the I. G. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
'I ..every Department in the Government service is represented among our
~ buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
,ii ~ are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
^'l i practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
i> example.

"''B _Among those who have actually seen the Everglades may be named
'.., the following:

.U. J Dr. 0. M. Muncaster, 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.,

1'N K Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
,..,,,=Tl].aoe for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
'"-,uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
'":',--md 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






SIXTY-SECOND CONGRESS.
SEN JOHNSOh KY CHAIRMAN.
.wATTrfiKEN 5 C C.O.LOBECK,NEBR.
-l1-e ri ROTHERMEL PA WILLIAM C.REDFIELD,N.Y.
." A l AP O JULIUS I N, CAL. COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
CARL C ANDERSON HiOKo WILLIAM J.CARY,WIS.
MARTIN Dl;IEC. CYRUSA.SULLOWAY, N.M.
WILLIAM A.OLFIELD,ARK. LEONIDAS C.DYER,MO. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES U. S.,
GEORGE F.O'SHAUNESSY, R.I. HENRY S.DEFOREST, N.Y.
HENRYGEORGE,JR.,N.Y. SOLOMON F. PROUTY,IOWA.
EOMUND J. STACK, ILL VICTOR L.BERGERWIS.
J.ROGERS GORECLERK. I
Washington, D. C., Dec. 12th, 1912.









--r. Thos. E. Will,

809 G. Street, IT. .,

Washington, D. C.

V:; dear Iir. Will:-

I hve your favor of the 7th inst enclosing

the Blair document, also some newspaper clippings, and

you have my thanks for them.

I have also received two tickets for admission

to the meeting which is to 'be held on the 13th inst. It

is my purpose to be .resent simply as a listener. I think

that I have already quite clearly expressed my views upon

the subject. As the Washington newspapers have so per-

sistently misquoted me I have been compelled to adopt the

rule of not saying anything relative to public affairs

except on the floor of the House, where I can be correctly

quoted.

Yours truly,










BAKER,SHEEHY& HOGAN
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS AT LAW
EVANS BUILDING
DANIELW.BAKER WASH N GTON,D.G.
JOSEPH C.SHEEHy
FRANK ..HOGAN
rRANK..OGA December 13, 1912.

Doctor Thomas E. Will,,
Chairman, District Suffrage League,
Washington, D.C.

My dear Doctor Will:

I regret exceedingly that important business
takes me to New York city to-day, thereby depriving me of
the pleasure of attending the meeting tonight.

With Mr. Justice Stafford and Senator Clapp
addressing the audience, you have no need of word from me.
My views, stated from the platform of the hall in which
you meet this evening, are well known to my fellow citizens
in this District. We are to-day the only people under the
American flag without either a voice or a vote in the halls
of the national legislature, and this despite the fact that
Congress not only legislates for us by the passage of general
laws affecting the whole country, but stands in the position
of state legislature and city council to us. There is
little wonder that among the residents of the Nation's
capital we find so little local civic pride. All over the
land the right of suffrage is being extended, while in the
capital city of the land it is totally denied.

I sincerely trust that a now aroused citizenry
will harmoniously and intelligently work at least for the
right of delegate representation on the floor of the House
of Representatives, the delegate or delegates to be elected
by the people of the District.

Your very respectfully,


SFJH/B






















Dec. 16, 1912.



Mr. M.L. Bowen,
Care H.J. Bowen,
So. St. Joseph,
Bo.

My dear Er. Bowen,

Enclosed find correspondence relative to
Bo'ven land.

As to why the Bowen land contract was not carried
through, I trust you may tell Mr. Helm what I explained to
Mr.' Vallette, namely, th-t the presence of Er. Howe in the
combination made the situation impossible. Following are
some of the reasons':

1. He refused absolutely to aid in selling the
lapses, insisting that we should do all of that work and
allow him his full commission and overhead on equal terms
with ourselves. This, after the enormous l-p.se by ..lker,
to say nothing of the earlier and smaller lapses, produced
an unthinkable situation.

2. .,e found it almost impossible to induce Yr.
Howe to keep up his share of cash p[ayfrents to the comn-iny
as shown by our protracted efforts to induce him to match
the seventy-five dollars which you and I Aent to the com-
pany.

3. Mr. Howe, though as far away as Panama, under-
took to dictate absolutely the commissions which we should
)ay agents for aiding us in selling these lands. 'hon com-
missions rose on other sales and we had to raise them :accord-
ingly to Mr. Jackson, Ir. Ho-1e compelled you and vie to :jay
the entire excess ourselves. On this account he still owes
you and me thirty dollars. This, by the w,.y, we were once
in position to collect on account of imoneys coming into our
hands. The company, however, insisted that we should send








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the full sum to them, which 'le did. Since that time I
have repeatedly urged that they ielp us collect this Jackson
excess commission from'Howe, but without avaib. To have
sold all the lapses through agents on such a basis would
have been ruinous to us.

You will recall that for many weeks after MLr.
Howe's departure'I worked incessantly on the attempt to sell
the remainder of the Bowen lands. They were very hard to
sell, and lapses carne almost as fast as sales. Then Stroop
came in with us. He had no share in the Bowen lands and for
us to concentrate on them raised another complication.

As to the settlement outlined by 1r. Helm:

I realized, on cancelling the contract, that we
were throwing ourselves on. the mercy of the company, and
you will testify that I have always spoken highly of their
fairmess. However, the settlement was arranged with neither
of us to plead our cause. In the circumstances, it would be
hard for the decision to be-'-her than onesided',--s would
be the decision of a case in court if only one ,ide of the
case were presented. I will call attention to the following
points which I trust you Dmay go over with hr. Helm:

1. On page 4, A, the settlement seems to proceed
on the basis that "the so-called Bowen contracts were never
in existence", and as though we were simply selling, as
agents, for the company.

l;i. At page 1, A, however, it is clear that the
Bowen contract was very much in existence; in fact, that it
was in full force and effect for, unquestionably, if we had
simply been handling the land as agents we would not have
been required to buy eighty acres of land for !r. Walker
and present it to him, after ne had failed, or to buy the
smaller tract for Miss Louise Parks.

On page 2, C, it again appears that the ow'ven
contract was in full force and effect; otherwisf-, how would
it be possible for agents selling on co r.missionj to owe a
balance to the ccrioiaiy? In a -word, it appears that a part
of the time the contract is in effect and that, during
another part of the time, it is not in effect. Perhaps
UMr. Helm may be able to make this clear to you.

2. Again, on page 4, B, we read, "You will lose
nothing and gain every possible advantage by virtue of our
having cancelled the so-called Bowen contract", etc. In
this connection, I would call attention tc page 2, A, and
B. Here we have what, had the facte been before him at the
time, I am sure .r. Helm would have realized was a very
clear case of hardship to us.

These cash-ups did no.,, by any means, come
spontaneously. They were the result of a systematic and ag-


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gressive campaign which .1 initiated and pursued for weeks
together. The companyvis a distinct gainer >by virtue of
these cash-ups, for they constituted an absolute guarantee,
against lapses. We have already suffered one hardship in
connection with them for Mir.,Howe shared .e equally in the
benefits of the cash-ups without Lifting A finger. If, now,
the whole reward, as represented by the overhead, is to be
taken from us, we have a situation for which, it seems to me,
Mr. Helm, with all the facts before him, will not be willing
to stand. Personally, I will not believe it of him unless
forced to do so.

Messrs. Helm and .Vallette of course understand that
I have absolutely no sympathy for the brutal metnods con-
stantly .employed by Mr. Howe, formerly upon us and many
others and now, latterly, upon them. He is simply bringing
forth fruit after his kind. Messrs. Helm and Vallette
represent wholly different types of trees and, I am sure,
will not impose a hardship upon any of us vhen all the
facts are clear to them.

With ,my best regards to both, I remain

Very sincerely yours,







PlL., 3iLould you see Mr.
Vallette I should be glad
to have you ask him to return
rmi Kansas contracts if he has
finished with them. I wrote
him about them several months
ago but received no reply.


T.E.W.






LONG BC u' i-r u IaxnaFc'POIt:
,NSAS CITY, MO. PHILIP 9.0ELANY.
HENRY G. RALSTON
s--V.W. HELM,




L AN, SA LES COM PAN

R INCORPORATED) TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
IA.JElS(flO: BHTUDING
"I I CHICAGO

I C HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C. OeFFICE:
GC,.r.-. A:...r, I. -e OURAY BUILDING
i Co,.., La.D. 809 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONi MAIN 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-
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 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 acres 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,
I-~ 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,
"o 1,. 2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.,

-. --Apk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
uI !VFlace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
.'-ucing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
_d we can refer you to numbers of others.

..SL 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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Dec. 16, 1912.


Hon. Woodrow Wilson,

President-Elect of the United States.


Dear Sir:-


I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith,

a copy of res,.,iutions passed by a rmass meeting of citize'is

of the District of Columbia, held ontthe evening of Dec. 13,

at the National Rifles Hall.


Very truly yours,


executivee Secretary.






- LONG auII.LDroU ID]I Ei'Vat i N:
S KANSAS CITY, MO. PHILIP S. DELANY.
HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V. W. HELM,
\u SEOcc a "rnc"su I C R.
.9441 M WILLIS P. MUNGER.


14 N% ~SALLES4OMPANVY
(INCORPORATED)
M TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
MAJESTIC T1iTLIING.
< \ \ CHICAGO
E C HOWE, WASHINSTON, 0. C. OFFICE:
GENERaL. Alel"T 'oR THE OURAY BUILDING
809 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 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 acres 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 tney 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 investment, as a
raplaoe for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
WIucing 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 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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Platting and management of parked residence areas. The least
S expensive, the natural and the only sanitary and beautiful arrange-
,ment of homes. "Our Ideals are the seeds of destiny."


EARTH IS ENOUGH
We men of earth have here the stuff
Of Paradise. We have enough;
SWe need no other thing to build
The stairs into the unfulfilled,
No other ivory for the doors,
No other marble for the floors,'
No other cedar for the beam
And dome of man's immortal dream.
Here on the paths of every day,
Here on the common human way,
Is all the busy gods would take
To build a heaven, to mold and make
New Edens. Ours the stuff sublime
To build eternity in time.
---Edwin Markham.




C. B. WHITNALL
Real Estate, Renting, Insurance, Loans

419 East Water St.
Milwaukee,.Wis. Dec 17. 1912






11c,,th E-,st

V.. ,shi j-,ton D.).

Deo-r S)ir;

I h-, the ple-.v- of m~etig 7.-l fevr yeers ago when you

lectured here giving the .rchnts and Trnufacturers Assn their first lesson

in Fo.estry. I have since heard of y ur priq-r "thy ef,. "ms in educational

affairs, Particulary in in Agriculturg Horticulture and sanitary environmental

influences in ,e.-ral.

Being interested and Partialy responsible for Milw-ukee County

Scho 1 cg Agriculture .nd o,,stic Econ.,,,r I very naturally a~ssoci1te you

with the affairs of oiur school in my dreams, These dre-r1 h-"-.: cOreated a

desire to know you better and to wonder _if you have P,V business ui here or

inclination to confer with us relFtive to the rn-eennt. We want to

adapt omr work so as serve the needs or requiPreonts of large city -11", are

just n.vr contem-lating the estblishment of an '.-.t.nsidon ept.


If you feel e7ny inclination for particip,-ting in school work of

V this nature will you let me knovr?

Truly Yours







J. H. F4ALSTON, WASHINGTON OFFICES'
F.L.SIODONS, UNION SAVINGS BANK BLOG.
NEW YORK OFFICES
W.E.RICHARDSON. RALSTON,SIDDONS & RICHARDSON, 's6 ROADWAYY .
HT.WINFIELD. LONDON OFFICES:
.ALIw'nu. After ey & r s i u,. 7 NEW SQUARE.
S.D.WILLIS. AUmr sr'm ''Toul-mrfor ltn t a LINCOLN'S INN.
A B. BAKER. WASHINGTON, D.C.
CABLE ADDRESS:
"RALSID WASHINGTON"


December 18, 1912.

Proffessor Thomas E. Will,

Washington, D. C.

Dear Mr. Will:

I have your letter of the 16th with its en-

closure in re a plan for the preparation of a form of

government for the District of Columbia, and in reply

beg to say that if the recent mass meeting adopted the

resolutions that I framed, without substantial change,

they call upon Congress to make at once an inquiry into the

subject with a view of giving us a local form of govern-

ment, and it seems to me that it would be rather a waste

of time to begin work upon a form of government before

we know whether Congress will give it to us or not.

Second, if we receive assurances that Congress is inclined

to do this, it may well be that it would be expected that

the citizens would submit a draft of the kind of govern-

ment they want, to the Congress, the same to be introduced

as a bill for the purpose of its enactment into law, but

I do not think that much progress would be made in getting

up such a form of government in the general manner that

you have outlined. Indeed, I have sometimes thought that

it will be requisite to get a law enacted by Congress

providing for a commission to prepare a form of govern-

ment, to be composed of persons really competent to draft





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so difficult a measure. If such a commission were provided,
I take it public hearings would be held by it to get the
views of the various groups of citizens. The preparation
of such a bill requires skill and experience of a high
order, and I think it would take months of work for such
a commission to draft a satisfactory measure. I do not
know, at the present moment, of local citizens who could
afford to give the time required for the work, and n
addition to all of this, I feel bound to say that not much
headway would be made in the plan that you propose. If
the bill is to be prepared by citizens of the District
as a labor of love it would be better for such an organi-
zation as your own, even if no others will join with
you, to appoint a committee to prepare the bill, and I
rather think that you will find difficulty in getting such
a committee to work for the pure love of it. The govern-
ment should at least bear the cost of the preparation of
the bill, and were I in your place, I would talk the
matter over with the Chairmen of the House and Senate
Committees respectively,
Truly yours,


FLS/MG


f / /(Cl







THOSE. E. WILL.
EXECUTIVE
SECRETARY

TELEPHONES :
MAIN. 4260
LINCOLN, 3568


FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL
AFFAIRS ;
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT
OURAY BUILDING, AFFAIRS.
809 G STREET, NORTHWEST, LET THE PEOPLE
RULE.
30altiigton. I. Q(. DJec ember 18, 1912.


Mr. Terence y. Powderly,

502 Quincy Street,

Washington, D.C.


My dear Mr. Powderly,


I am sending the enclosed bulletin to

most of the marked names on the enclosed bulletin, and to

other prominent citizens. We desire to publish and circu-

late this communication, that we may obtain the means with

which to continue our campaign. Will you be one of the

Signers? The Treasurer is yet to be selected.

You can also aid materially be sending

a list of names of persons to whom this appeal, when signed

and printed, might profitably be sent.


Very truly yours,


Executive Secretary.











-,ece',ber 20, 1912.






j/i


SN Mr. C. B. Wilitnall,

S4119 ':4..t *'.':ter St.,

?4 8ilwaukee, Wis,


-I e t e
*: 1 isr!7d -tI oolv e Leo d 0F- evtf. f r I- of -
-f'ljluJ o ?: l A.''% .r. dt a at Ieme ? t -- ^ c 1O !"

.v . -. J 0- ': ** e: 'i ""* n1 r. *',;,''
S .n-u. together n ith. +copv of catalog of tiie ilvw..ukee

-, 7. . : I . I
or* 8 s- r : it Cf atter tf

Yfk *e,. Vtitt- .," t1 0jtv o ., jduit Aife has boon

-ier; .i n o duaional rk, .so.c fif teen ears of that

'Len;^ I JlI :i5... d 11 as teacher, orin-

..: -o 1, .a .B eh d P *A, i',e t r t, e c t .i v e l y I n a
Z,4V' 1; trv rt P 1 n work ti nii



In Kansas, I_ gave a number 3f ,re;,.cs to work

in t 3e t';3t..t ALri'c.ltur,-..1 Collcge" iti anhattan as nrofessor

n Pr'-sident., I nm profoundly ,tilerested in the t,;pe of
,' :..q3. .7 dddctiL.p, *71h'etrLe r'r.ral or urLzn, iicih tends to prepare

the student for life., and to d,-- -pt the environment th-.the

SI**;e/ }-, ,i eaL t den-and:l3: of culture. Our -resent civilization, w!ile

in lvlny respects grcr.enidoiiuly effTcient, is, in others,

decidedlyy r Rural, education, teaching the students to








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utilize and conserve Nature's resources, and, at the same

time, to beautify and adorn the landscape and the home,

deserves a very high place in the national system of study.)

Dr. Harvey Dee Brown called my attention, a

year ago, to the school you mention. Since that time I

have wanted to know more of it, and I am very Gl .d to

know it has been so successfully -Launched and is now plan-

* .. *t al. : t bIli. troadedi itamaortko.w + ;
I *' a tT ad -..i' 'an e '.,l oivisa trim ,. :: ;;r ; r: .: t ':
S(.ttB a 6 t of $ -ni;, i. yat : w i :c.;! a
aggressive camUpapn.S f a rT reastoration 'of self-government

wr ~rath~e nd isti tm.af-.C.olumbiLa. -Acc'orupanying Bulletins will

& t.. tldiu.mtettfi:e-ichqrat-er-idf. this iworki,> Por tLany reasons,
c 3,v.r e :i fr .i':-;.-2 *'l-'w ," I b f ,' r o: : :..' :: :
.*; 4 .d.l.akr tiad ra-grft',t'o cireavb t..l Howevr, like rin.y other
r; i t lo eg Uf..t at :-.; ". n tel a t!
Qffouxt.r, aLirluan.t iettImnett,s it 16 largely a labor of love.

I- L' .-I o-ont atirei aoi.''-a e -ll.ds-,. f r reasons above indicated,
,.. ;.l r:ic. it ." ". ( e n i o :5 ;
Leri:.: mi-ght-.c-nsider a prdoosition o rfrm:.tyour Board, should they
t :? .A-1. '. t L. J li a c J 1 3 .
1o a.: .: aee. f .i't to na-ke: .it, ~en v. L : ; ; ,

. -n;, '. :;,. i:f. amn:saorry tnat .1 Bnallt have no early occasion,

s i: a-fO far asl-ean.ifor.esee., -to. visit, your, section of the

Thanking Mou for your courtest in writing, and

hoping for a most worthy future for your school, I remain

il ,.D .0 c . . ...
.* :ru .,j Sincerely. yours,




s* T i 7 --


V>e i r ''. ." : '


Executive Secretary.











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LAN SALES COMPA NY
(fNCORPORATED)


TcLrPHiOvE
RANDOLPH 1773


NIAtlEJSTItC .B3 ILDIN(
CGI GAG 0


WASHINTON, D. C. OFFICE
OURAY BUILDING
809 0 STREET, N. W
TELEPHON. MAIN 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 auffi-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creaming 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 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and giod
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 masn,
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. Muncaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. 0., 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
.. during point of view. They will be glad to answer
'. and we can refer you to numbers of others.

wur non 4 7i^J 4"ia +i 4at b -


investment, as a
an income pro-
your inquiries;


y p p g g su jec 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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PHILI 93 DEL"NY

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STATE OF NEW JERSEY
ExECUTrIVE DEPARTMENT
December 20, 1912.






My dear Mr. Will:-

For Governor Wilson, I beg to acknowledge the

receipt of your letter of December 16th enclosing

a copy of resolutions passed by a mass meeting of

citizens of the District of Columbia, held on the

evening of December thirteenth. The suggestion

made therein will have his earnest attention.

Yours very truly,



Secretary to the G-overnor.






Mr. Thomas E. Will,
washington, D.C.


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SYDNEY LLOYD WRIGHTSON
EXPONENT OF SHAKESPEARE'S METHOD OF BREATHING-
VOICE TRAINING, ORATORIO, OPERA AND THE
CLASSIC SONG LITERATURE
WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF MUSIC
1220 F STREET NORTHWEST
WASHINGTON, D. C.
December 2Ist.1912.



Dr. Wills.

Washington D.C.

My dear Sir:-

In reference to our conversation over the phone the

other day, you promised to let ke have a check a week from the

time that you told my Secretary that you would. That is today

and the check is not here. I do not wish you to jhink that I

am over insistent in this matter but you must take into consid-

eration that I am actual cash out in this, having paid some of

those who helped and also rent for room for rehearsals.

I always get paid for professio&l services on the day

that I render them and I should greatly appreciate e check.

Truly yours,















^ 'c~uy /C ^'ci-2lA


I M E-











December 21, 1912.


Prof. Sydney Lloyd :,'rightson,

1220 P Street, North West,

V',.-.hington, D.C.


Dear Sir:-


irnclosed find check for twenty-seven dollars

and fifty cents, covering enclosed bill.


, Very truly yours,








Executive Secretary.





LONG BUILDING, '
KANSAS CITY, MO. anIOon: .
PHILIP S.DELANY,
HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V W HELM





SRANDOLPH 17i
SR M PCHICRCAGO

W. C. HOWEP MwasRN,.D.C.Orce:





GENERAL AGENT FOR THE L OURAY BUILDING
COMPANY LAN- 809 Gr STREET N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260
SWASHINGTON. C. OFFICE .







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 sitmilar-to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in Ahe 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 wa's Iwith 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 Rochambaau,' Washington, D. C., Miss
,.. B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.,

t ...Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
Space for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
'4*ducing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
land 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












December 21, 191,2.









Rev. John Van Schaick, Pastor,

Church of Our Fatiher,

Thirteen nth and L Streets,




'Dear Mr. Van Schaick:-


I want to thank you for your card

and your remittance of one doll'-.r toward subscription

to our bulletin. I r !3..t yo:i a set of the latter

and trust you may find them of some service. Whenever

you are ready to go over the District suffrage proposi-

tion, I shall be very glad to meet you. I have found it

by no means so intricate as I had imagined it would be.


Very truly yours,






:Executive Secretary.







Sent.


.,1, -t^-1 >*., *






LONG BUILDING.
KANSAS CITY, MO DmRH 1-roWr:
PHIL'p 9 DCLA'.Y
,,' -H' MENRY 0 RALSrO"r.

RM PRICE.
WILL.5 P M-.,NO R




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TCLE OWONE
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G EEC- A.,A Ar.E_.T c. T. O U R AY B U ILD IN G
.C7nwaSI,. s L Cs BOB 0 STREET N V,
T El- o Mr. M ,. 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 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employees 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
1rom 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 aores hava 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. Muncaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. CG., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher.
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C0.

.,..Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
>- ,lace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
;ducing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
and 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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Nr. N. R. Kubatz,

1028 Thirtieth Street,

'.as hington, J. C.


My dear Comrade Xubatz: -


I wonder whether you arc able now

to spare the three dollars still due. You remember that

you expected to p;,.' it on :'ovember 5th, when you paid two

dollars,

'Hoping that things are going well

with you, I remria.n,


Traternally yours,






executiveve 3ecrctary.





LONG0 BuILDINJG,
XKANSAS CITYMO. sHIc-ranLs
=- ., /PHILIP 9 'EL.NY
HENRY 0, RALBTON.






(INCORPORATED)
TELEPHONE
J RANDOLPH 1773
1%v2AJESTIC 13ITLDIN&
CHICAGMO


E C. HOWE. WASHINTrON, 0. C. OFDICK
Ge.E~ER. mrE'.r *;R IE QURAY BUI5 oINo
CO AIm. e s L o. 8099 STRET, N. W
TK.LKPMON. 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-
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 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 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commeroe 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 Wiahington 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. MAunoaster, The Rochambeaui, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. 0., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

.Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
forlace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an Income pro-
duoing 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 you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government



















12/23/'12.

Mr. Chas. 1,Nesbit,

Ci ty.
My ,jear lr. Nesbit,

I wish you would take ti e to look over this. There's a for-

tune--a small one--it if it can be hold awhile' '11" not in

position to hold it.

They say Bolles is preparing to take his big tracts off the

market to hold fjr a rise,and that tourists are pouring into

the Glades at aerate never before approached.

Bryan ihas taken up hi s winter quarters at Fiarmi, and is build-

ing a mansion near there- Taft has just passed through Fiari,

and, L'i a speech, boosted it to thq skies,and raised the Glades

at the same tiree.

I'lK calling a meeting of our Vas'i.ington ;eoplo for Thursday

night next, and am preparing to offer them thi whole -alf-

Section, provided they take it all ;and take care of lapses, at

HAiLF T' PUBLIS'i D PRICE. This will give me money to carry

on my D.C .propagandaT-provided they take me up. If yo'u w:nt. io
t-ilk over :,itn ..e the rriatter of hu1..tin l.ne 1 .jdI I .s:.-1 I..
l.:lad tu c'll, b t .[t 'M not in .. ouS to t.-fl:.-' i o1' u t 'ui r
ti-c, f'ur I've bo'.i-.*,r.d you ri ..ood dea- *:1.- .dy.

Cordially Yours,


+ .J






L.ONG BUILDING,, o O
KANSAS CITY, MO DIgRi CT4 O a
," ,', l- ,. 'PHILIP S.DELANY.
HENRY 0. RALSTON .
IV. W. HELo
."R M .... PRICE
-. W ILLIS P. MUNOER.




1V' ,: .. INCORPORATED) LP N
RANDOLPH 1773

,-CHICAGO

E C HOWE. WASHINTON. D.C. OFFICE
A GE.:nA, AcE' sC, '-E OURAY BUILDING
[ -.- L COM- 5 L .0. 809 G' STREET, N. W
X TELEPHONE MAIN 4260
,, i ,



A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
I ,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-
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 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
-I 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 aares have been sold in Washington, and others
are 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:

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

S .,, '. Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
lace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
^*^.ducing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
?. s -~and 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








OFFICES, MIAMI, FLORIDA


- H. S. Fairchild, President
Bartlett R. Bishop, St. Louis Mgr.
J. E. Treat, First Vice President
J. A. Williams, Second Vice Pres.
R. M. Price, Treasurer
G. E. McCaskill, Secretary


WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA


ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI


FLORIDA T iITiLE OMPA N Y References
Miami Bank & Trust Co., Miami.
CAPITAL $100,000.00 Bank of Palm Beach and The
Pioneer Bank, West Palm Beach.
(Successor to Florida Abstract Company) Florida Ever glankdest Palm Beach,
and The Palm Beach Farm. Com-
WEST PALMI 1 BEA On OPPIF10E pany. Republic building, Chicago


December 27, 1912.




Mr. Thomas E. '.ill, Gen. Pgr.,
The Okeelanta Settlement Co.,
iryland -ve. and G. St.,(1330)
Washington, D. C.

Dear Mr. Will:

I have noticed with a great deal of interest the
little pamphlet gotten out by you in regard to Okeolanta
Addition, and I am writing you this letter wishing you suc-
cess in the undertaking.

I wish also to call your attention to the fact,
that I am now located in Florida and am prepared to handle
any abstract or title matters that you or your friends imay
care to intrust to me. I assume that in time you will re-
quire abstracts to the tracts in Okeelanta Addition; and
if so, I would be pleased indeed to perform this service
for you.

You may remember me as the one who made up the
land books for the Florida Everglades Land Compa.- and The
Palm Beach Farms Company. I was in West Palm Beach during
the openings and had the pleasure of meeting you in tho office.

With best regards, I am


Respectfully y


HSF: JB






THro. R. WaIL, PRumIJIIJKNT
D. w. nRFRR IOT'T. VICE PRI IDENT


MiRS. LAURA V. McC(ULiOUOG
EDITOR


Mas. VIRG(INIA BROWN %VHIPPIE. MINt'RmTAIIv
U. S. f4HE1WMAKER, TRnRAURIuR


~Innha ~Tcr~3Ia~T~ ~nmuirA~twiatitrn


TRNEPHONE MAIN 42 )0


809 G STREMIET NORTHWEST
WASHINGTON, D. C.


December 28, 1912.










Mr. Don S. Leete,
Pittsburg, Pa.

My dear Mr. Leete:-

You will remember our talk on the
train last April regarding getting together and start-
ing things under favorable circumstances in the Ever-
glades. At last, I have a practical proposition which
I can recommend. The enclosed folder tells you all
about it. Our Washington crowd took over one quarter
of this tract night before last. I should be glad to
have you and some of your friends get in,. To do so ,
however, they should wire the numbers of their choices.


Sincerely


,ours,-



- ,


'I ,



















December 28, 1912.


Mr. L. J. Campbell, Tax Collector,
West Palm Beach, Florida.

Yy dear Sir:-

I write to enquire whether the section
linejof section 35, township 44 south, range 56
east in Palm, Beach County, ,nu also those of tlie
town of ukeelanta, i.riediately to the north, have
as yet been run. If not, when are th'y likely to
be run and who is responsible for doint the work?

We have a condiserable nun.oer of Ever-
glades buyers here in ..asiiington, D.C. who arc
exceedingly anxious that this survey work shall soon
be completed and that tfe ,"ork of settlement and
development rmriy begin.


Very truly yours,






LONG BUILDING,
-<- KANSAS CITYMO. XXIRaJBC'xro:
A C Y M PHILIP S.DELANY,
0,11 HENRY 0. RALSTON.
R. VM. PR IIC ENT
a WILLIS PF MUNGER.

rA.. .

/"r (INCORPORATED)
_- .. RANDOLPH 1773
IJBMAtrE STITC 3TTILDINGr
CHICAGO

J, E C HOWE, WASHINSTON, D. C. OrFFiC a
r GE- -.c,. Ac.E-T coO ,H-: OURAY BUILDING
CV C L.e. 80S 0 STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 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 acres 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. C.,

i5,,,.. Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
S place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
_:Izduoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
.-*and we can refer you to numbers of others.

'" 2 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








6








December 28, 1912.








.r. Th:n ~3. Leete,
:1.ttsbuTli:, Pa.

Py ciear r. Leete:-

You will. x~m ember uu: tat k on the
tr~i~ri la~3t April r~car~inv got t~tng ~o~-cther and ~itart-
in~ things under favorable circuinsturicev in tao 1~vur-
:] ade~. At lasts I have a oractical DroDo~3ition :hch
I can r'~cox~inerici. The e1iC1O~3Od lolder tells ;ro~ all
about it. Our Lsh~jngton crowd took over one quarter
of Lhis tt'act night b have von and sor of your friends Uot in~ To do so
~~o'~'eve O~ thai s;iould xvi. re the nunboro Of tu:i 211010 05.










































































;<,L. 'i


LON G BUILODN,
AN. S S CITY,MO. PHILIP S. DELANY, I
HENRY .& RALSTON,
I C R.ME PRSIOSCe ,
V. W. M ^ELM,
R M. PRICE,


S, ... WILLIS P. MUNRNCORPORATE


CORPORATEE" TEEHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
NIlAJESTIC I3TITLDING
CHICGAGO0

E C HOWE. WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE
GENERA, AEc..' *C '1HI OURAY BUILDING
Co s LA 809 STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 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 acres 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 aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU 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 Rochambeau, 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 investment, as a
;, place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
-* during point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
,-and 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


















December 28, 1912.








Dr. W. Allen Barr
32 northh State Street,
Chicago, Illinois.

My dear Dr. Bat'r:-

la'rr sure you hav'0 not lost your
interest. in Gkeela2nta. Yurtjier, I am confident you
rc.-.lize the irio b'o ance o element and develo'-..,nt
there at thy earliest ppasible date if v'i are to out
value into our town lots and, in general, into our
widely scattered land.

After iiuchi negotiation, I have at
last been able to offer the opportunity indicated on
the enclosed foldr., relative to Oke1-jita Addition.
I' hope it will interest you, and that you will be able
to intec..tL some of you iends in it. At a ,in1le
meeting of our Hormebuilderis here' niihi before l'-st,
more than one-fourth of the land wai taken. If you
or your friends desire to .coer in it would be wise to
telegraph, indicating.the* tracts you want or they may
be gone. You will obse rve the care that has3 been taken
to safeguard the payments of the buyers (page 10 top).

I Her e t last I fe.e4 that .'0 have a
get-together plan that will ,rk, that will i'ake success
pos l.. frolr. i e os.twart, and tha M'ill LC..an thi, 1 untold
not simi-ly for tniose who go into it but :'o.1, t .: T, -.," ades
proposition as a whdle.'

We shall .be very glad to have you J-in
us in -putting this through pr.':ptly.


Vr. truly your',





LONG BUILDING,
KANSAS CITY, MO. .DTxLi C'TO1Ro u
PHILIP S.DELANY,
it HENRY 0: RALBrON






^^ ~ ~/ .",l .' -. INCORPORATED)
TELEPHONE

RANDOLPH 1773
MAJESTIC BUILDING
CHICAG O
". HOW' wASINTON. D0 C. OFFICE
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE OURAY BUILDING
COMPANY'S LANoDS 809 G STREET, N.W
TELEPHONE MAIN 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 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 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 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 ln 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: i

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. C.,

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

w h 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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December 28, 1912.





Mr. George H. .viith,
Box 217,"
West Pali. Beach, Fla.

My'dear "Ir. ji..ith:-

rn r ccullough was kind enough to show
me your letter of December 19th to her and I re.. it *'ith
interest. I aim glad to know that your faith in the iver-
glades is riot failing .Lut' th.t 'o e see for thi3 wonderful
region -,. great future.

I fool very stronglyy now a. I have long
felt, that the imperati velyv n essary thing ij to begin
sett~- lit and de .Lomptent at the earlLx' r 1'!.i.. day.
The greap.'klunder connected with our pr-o..ni.i'-iT~ ',' ;ihe
scattering of .our people in such a way as to iolj-te nmost
of t I i and locate them far fror. L ':.-nportatLirl"ines and
canals. In the circumstances, though their lands may be
dry, each is prone to for somebody (el30 to start.
I.turally, 'while thi- waiting ;:e continues, nothing get,
done. "

You rec 1l how hard I tried to .,et our
Washington peajes groped obgcther by exchanng scattered
lands with the State for consolidat--dL lands. This would
have made settlement and development pos -ible early if we
were located near a 'transportation line. Our people were
eager but the Stat.. turned 1,-.' ,n.

however,' after tedious'noeotiations, I
"have 'obi iged from the State .the orto.nity indicated in
the enclosed folder o6, (Je -i intE -L Ad ion. I presented
this opportunity to our peoplee here.ni-ht before last and
more than one-quarter of the land was at onc.-,keri up.

We are not insisting that this chance
shall be confined to Ti-.3hin; -ton people. I should be very
glad to have you. and any of your friend i-.)rove it. It








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enables us to make a start at once; or, at the latest,
next fall, at Okeelanta and b-^in the improvements which
will immediately enhance the valmue of our to'.'n lots and
our farm lads. As the work progresses the en1hancement
in values will continue.

Should you want some of this land
for yours'belf or friends it would be well to :-.n'wer by w:.re;
otherwise the trects desired might be gone. I have
checked on your folder the tracts already taken.

0 Come in on this, and bring a bunch
of your friends' nd( wve will make ilistory at Okeelanta.


CcruialJly yours,








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LONG B 'LiIG, JIE VWE O 0
. KAoN SAS CITY, MO. DIaD oC TOne
KANSAS CITY, MO. PHILIP S. DELANY,
,' /" ^'f" ^ 'HENRY'O. RALSTON,

PC WILLIS P MUNOER.


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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- 6
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 acres 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. Muncaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. 0., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

.z*., Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
^:,place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
_^.ucing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
4 1.^and 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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December 28, 1912.


.r. T. J. Larry C:iharpion,
Stock Yards,
Clicago, Ill.

My de.- ?ir. Cliarnpion:-


I :ri sure your in terst in
Okeelanta has not abated -and that you appreciate tlhe
importance of earlv attlement and development there
in the interest not simply of the settlers but of a.ll
who o-nm lots in Okeolanta and tracts in the land sold
us by the ?. E. L. Company.

You recall that at :est. Palle.
Beach I was working hard on a get"-sther rciic
whereby we might succeed from thi- beginning, Meiti er'
the State nor any land com pany, however, would i .ive
us solid, unbroken land for.scattered land. `y next
endeavor ',;as to se>Qur a Crj beside Okeelant.,. There'
we might make the beginning. I hav ,' I .now- as you
will see by Uthe onnclosec folder.

Our nec, )1. here ;ar entmhul iti..stic
over thils. Th:,. took rnore than a :pr r o," 'c Act
at .he ofirs martin(, rniht before last., flr. T'cCullough
is3 walking, n ,.r over the :,'rog'pejts of making a begin-
*ning at Okeelanta.. ,

S'e ar, not tiryi. to monopolize
this thing for the 'cashington crowd. Inste'id, e should
be deloght6d to have you como i_j and bring :vith you a
bunch of your frenul You had better, hnoever, wix.e
me the nuiabors of theo tracts they want or these tracts
will pro".-,lbabcly be gone. Such an opportunLty ought not
to last long.


cord?.allyr you~-s,






--Sm trn5 and management of parked residence areas. The least
expensive, the natural and the only sanitary and beautiful arrange-
ment of homes. "Our Ideals are the seeds of destiny."


EARTH IS ENOUGH
We men of earth have here the stuff
Of Paradise. We have enough;
We need no other thing to build
The stairs into the unfulfilled,
No other ivory for the doors,
No other marble for the floors.
No other cedar for the beam
And dome of man's immortal dream.
Here on the paths of every day,
Here on the common human way,
Is all the busy gods would take
To build a heaven, to mold and make
New Edens. Ours the stuff sublime
To build eternity in time.
---Edwin Markham.




C. B. WHITNALL

Real Estate, Renting, Insurance, Loans

419 East Water St.
Milwaukee,Wis. Decc-nhber 30.1912


i.A Thorvins T5 I"i1.

P09 ,,. S .%t t ..

Wa, shington D.r.

Dea,r Sir;

I -i. pleased with your letter of the 20th a Ind shall

endevor to mak? arrangements at our next board: meeting vr-. reby :,'our

travel expm se will be prc;vided for you to visit our school. which I

pres ime will he agreeahble to you

Truly Yours


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