Business Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2). July 1, 1913 - Aug. 30, 1913

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Business Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2). July 1, 1913 - Aug. 30, 1913
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Business Correspondence
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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1A11UGUt G, 1913J.






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':Ou probllty don' t knowvieta t1;ou~i1i .1 3trv(d

~ Stito '~t~cyOf 1411 :v-)11,v' i i .l ini 1904-5,

and cn rot urkonabout ., ~ ~ ime*.

,fm41 YJou do kn .~ 3~~t3 ~t writ;. you.

Vd~ U 7i X~/,1, -Li -v if e a.nd I ;vozo ju'lox'idaz to,,;efther

Sji ~tle li r~~a~.: ad Xiiwn-vm~ tlLei* aL f.-;~bn
for years. The re-jon is~ ne-i -to the o~~nbtt

3eo mas to be c01W.LflnCod. ax-o io-w "in1 it" tc~ot-lic~r

and want to -interest vrou iLn a blig orp~ mzi (vr -, Ie

Jofinandl i. S~ uif e ca'i tcll You uL7lb o)U~ 2u o. 1 ey

ar-o at th,: Abbatt ;iot1o, 4112 1i entlh :tireof(

30-ari, or can be rioaclied tirou-h I.V of:a3 ahttari



.t m nco~~ofle of ,y 1bookl';ts. 'This~ iS buat

the seed of a b-16 tree of wihthie Clowr~ade:o -w):ll tell you.

,icl erno7 1;;l youro3,










THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. SUNDAYS


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.


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WASHINGTON, D. C.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER






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Ed. Ave. and ( Street.



Au~uAt 9, 19135.





LEr. H.,. Gaines,



y dear lr. Gaines:-

X1 ;u enclosing a letter tour old populistt friend

Close, "Prod J.", I think now it ought to be. :e is

said to be in .Florida. I don't kno .',- v're but ria2be

you can complete the adudrs o hi.s letter.

I 'riill -An thl't I tring to interest himr in the



once. 1 visited the tli-dei a.ini7 J July and, list be-

fore that, il. :"-.ru,'"Iry. I n a confiWned GLladc fiend.

I have a very special proposition v-',;ch I think beats

anything cloe ever offered in thi.e lades line (see rtook-

let enclosed). I repudiate th'- s3cattfrini"' of !?ttlcars

promiscuously ovet the landscape, and in-ist th.t they

should be grou.,od in conr:unities on transportation lines.

I amn practicing wh.t -I pret~ch. In adi
of the choicest spots in the Gl;dAes. Can't I interest

you in this? I don't know just ,vli;t your (Alades connections

may be now, but you can tell re.

Very, truly yours,
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THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,


WASHINGTON, D. C.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER


SERVICES AT 11. A. M. SUNDAY

OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.


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THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,


WASHINGTON, D. C.


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SERVICES AT 11. A. M. SUNpAYS


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.


4emSorka


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER


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0 SOOt ifl America, prohab).y, ~w~ botm ~o

lied about a~ the (aadee.

Cu~rado ii~Sf~ mn f~o)~ ttiat your ~if~ ';o~ 2d

find a ~z~t Lield L11 GO zioc~ton with our 'fork. Vr~ny

uc~Jthy j~Oo:)le ~O to outiiern lorida Lot tho winter,

~nd can ~ r~ac~ed by a pro ~or riontation.

o r~a.ve ';he op~ortu~1i ty now to ~:s A~ ii ~3zi huder

id~~1. CUjjt~UIL39 ~i. (~Q unity a~s nearJ..Zr ich~aJ. ~ the

J.L. ~nt C~o~OnjO -~ ~it On an~ ~itate o~ hu~ an evoiu~. un

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M. L. BOWEN & CO.,
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE MAIN 42(10


FLORIDA EVERGILADES LANDS
809 G STREET NORTH 'VEST
WASHINGTON, D. C.






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.:d. Ave. and G Street.



August 9, 1913.





1 r. F.R. ,ger,

Room 304, Beckman Bldg.,

Cleveland, Ohio,

I.y dear Mr. 3ggar:-

I have recently returned from Okeelanta Addition.

The land is high, dry and cultivable. I expect shortly

to survey it. The prospect is good that a coLmxunity will

be established there this fall. I am sending you one of

my booklets.

2ote that this represents a revolution in Ever-

glades matters. The community idea is emphasized. It means

an immense amount for buyers, sellers and all concerned. It

ought to stimulate the land companies to follow suit.

7y Chicago agent is selling lot of this land. I

pay 15,' commission. If free by this time, I should like to

lave you take hold of this. You remember I was the first

to interest you in agency work. You left us in order to

get into the upper Everglades, which are THE GLTAD-S. Low,

that's where I'm working, and I would like to have you

work with me, for I am rendering the buyers a real service.

Cordially yours,









THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,



WASHINGTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. S.JDAYS


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER












' .- Stueh t 1" ol flori(da

,.CLAY CRAWFORD Tallahassee
SECRETARY OF STATE




August 9, 1913.



Mr. Thos. E. Will,

Md. Ave, and G Street,

Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:-

I am mailing you, under separate cover, copy of

General Laws of Florida, 1913, as per request of your. letter

enclosing fifty cents in postage in payment therefore.

Yours very truly,



SecrC:y of S e.



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Zopek.. ,a H9a s

dy ce,7,r T:-. C~lose:-

You.-7ir--' -&er rie as tlie fij-1i.tjin g- j~ of



;~*~ ~ThQI :nci. T. 1,o~ tile "bad -%en"1 'of that

ti. (,I-. 0' 17i lr, %~~;t it ag:;.U n t~do tii in tl~ri 7lo-fida
~vf~~ad;e t1 'vant to ;,ct into mIouc~ wih zu ri r

Si2V 12' ly liln1tinf: %you. If tru XU -ca 2V 2U.C,3 -';)1 hopp :TIru

,ill1 w-.i~c, Taeo here, a~nd write !Lr. -,'i.wan a~t (A~:~Cty.



believe will interest, you.










THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE. NORTHWEST,



WASHINGTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. SUNDAYS


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER






PHONE WEST 846 RESIDENCE PHONE RANDOLPH 845 OFFICE


DR. W. ALLEN BARR
92/Ve STATE STREET
CHICAGO

August 9th,1913.


Dr.Thomas E.Will,
Maryland Ave.& G.Street.

* Washington,D.C.

Dear Sir:--

Your favors of recent date before me for reply.
I received from Mr.Austin a statement of his accounts, receipts
and disbursments up to and including the expense of the last
circular. There is : small balance left, and I fear the re-
sponse to the circular letter will not oput us in much better
condition financially than before they were sent out.

I regret that Mr.Austin overlooked the clause
relative to the trustees. As surmised Mr.Champion has had some
explanations to make- 6 inquiries as to why the collections
for taxes on the gift land wa passed from from the trustees to
the Association. In fact many of the contract holders knew
nothing of such an organization, all previous correspondence
being overlooked, or missunderstoo6d.

I feel, and have felt. all the time, that we
have been overlooking the factthat these people must be
handled by kindergarten methods to enlist their co-operation.
They are not accepting statements to the extent of paying out
money, until they understand them. Only a very small percent "
are business men, and the majority cannot understand plain
business statements. They do not know what the Okeelanta
Association is: they do not know its objects; in fact they kno-v
nothing about itand yet we are asking them to contribute to it,
with only a meager~ statement of cold facts. ,

It is going to require a great deal of con-
fidential trust to the general proposition, to get a second
remittance from those who responded last year; inasmuch as
they heard nothing from the Association until now, when another
call is made for assistance. They expected,.omething from the
S Association in the way of infQrmation, communications.,tc.,
and have received nothing but the awsomeness f silence







DR.W. ALLEr BAR nn V
32 NORTH STATE STREET
CHICAGO

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These people are growing restive, suspicious
and distrustful of the whole proposition, and there is justi-
fication for this feeling. Miss representation by agents,
delayed drainage, blighted hopes, followed by a year of silence,
S s not conducive to an enthusiastic co-operation. Enclosing
a copy of the con4.tiution would have helpe. .matters materially
'iut they require more than that- they require personal attention;
ra personaL._Jterest: something they can regard as individual, ,
coming from some authoritative source; something to give them
a new insight to the whole proposition, and transfer lost hopesl
K.to an active interest. I1

I do not know what Mr.Champion's course will be
in reference to the tax,,gature of the recent letter. However,
I do know that he is very much displeased wittit, as he was
ready, at any time necessary to assume responsibility himself.

As I understood it, allcre4dit is due you for i
Ithe organization of the Okeelanta Association. -TEsY your
position'That the Association i to cQntinue as such, or to be .
drQajed with the organization of the Okeelanta Company? Mrs.
McCullough's idea is that the Association is to continue as an
independent feature of the development work. Personally, my
-impression has been, that in event of the Okeelant,.Association fl
eoecoming an orgagnized.4jmpany to receive and manage the Gift
Candy, the original Association would disband. I should like the
opinion of the Executive Board on this point as I think it should
be decided in advance of the organization of the Okeelanta
Company, upon which it may have some influence.

In reference to the transfer of the office of
/Secgary, I believe the work would be muchbbettgr done by
Mrs.1McCW lough, as she will take a greater personalJ..terest
( in the matter; and should Mr.Austin willingly relinquish the
office, I shall be glad to indorse Mrs.McCullough, with the
conviction that the work will be well done.

Yours very truly.













tA Ave. awd U Street.



Augus3t 9, 1913.





Lr. Geore 3. Hoit,

22.. national ,-leserve Bank 1ld;.,

Kansas uity, iassouri.

jear tr. .ioit:-

At the .; ,;es3tion of n.y old friend C.. Jof'":.n

I am writing :'ou a lineb about tiie '?lorida :v',;._ades a'nd

enclosiri you one of :. booklets. 'e an.d I vere together

down there in July. It .-as. old to me but now to himr. do

regards it as a region of the grea~tit -"osibilities in

the Unite3d .t:.tes-. I agree. Hie showed no severaJ. of your

letter13. Niorthfiern .lorida is Jood for swome tiinL%3 but it

is not in the same class with h- -alin, r.,jrgades".

I hope you *m..:r 00 e :r. ,.o'.". .;,. He has just

returned to Kansas City, ois:.ouri. li5 ,ow at the A.bbatt

Hotel, 412 ':st Tenth Stre.et. is on, '., at the 2Ian-

ha.ttan 3uildiing, cwir help you find him if he has moved.

Learn fror hira w'izat the i.verGladea aie like, and then come

in with uo.


Sincerely yours,









THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,


WASHINGTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. SUNDAYS

OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.


a^|||^M


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER














:.d. Ave. and U Street.


.1u-,u..,t 9, 1913...





.r. e:,iinh rd Hlilty,

16:286 Tootk. Avenue,

TopeLka, Jansas.

?.y dear 3ir:~

In July L r. C.I. iolfEwan, hi "a ife .nd 1 raet

a,:ain in southern ,
glades -- a now sijht to thei, but an old one to 1!-e.

At lr. ioffmr;yu;s sug{cstio' I ::. writing; yok). e axd

I ar.e co..n in on a bi .o ;iti,,n, a (;A;:.l part of

which ic s .r pres.n ted by tiie anclos~r booklet. ..e ':-.j":s

you np.y be intert-. ; I *:d to .o in j-ith aus.

r. Hofnc h;'ai recently returned, une;.:c.-La.i-

ly, to Kna4c City, S.,aouri, ;jjre 1e :... b rjittenr

General .Delivo,,. 1 *:iah you r.lJ, t 1..1 hima and learn

fully hovw' treozendous ar,: the pos3sibj.litie, oi' the ladess,

and how fine a proposition he and I :-orked out. ean-

while, 1 ilope '1 io y carc to sa.tudy the booklot, ctic1

repreom.'nts but a 11...!o of the natter. .':. Glades h.ve

been lied about Yillainously. "L. facts ar- too good to

be true.


io~rdially


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THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE. NORTHWEST,



WASHINGTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT 11. A. M. SUNDAYS


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER


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Rd. Ave. ~and G S3treet.



Auj,:ust 9, 1913.







brother orkI :

"-)-one you hLavenft forL..tten 1101. *e tas nt ill
;achita Jiien you contribuAted dollar to thec
i~o11lkrs 1o-.ked LIC. in V~~e 3 at oaa.3t- to m~e. w
in'~ in S3oloet' L 1,C thilt t41er Y! j %tt1 fazter


ilr. C.B3. -a-izn his wife Im havo e cent!L uaje,
ov er I e c~Into,.ft'.ier. h.'ar'e now~ in .ifor.

right u-wnay. !A3:iit to itx.,you in our p.v'rjpueition.

'icJo~~ g.~d b2'let. C'.". Owin teJ.I it ~~~
dca!. more.

,,0ciii~ YQUrO.









THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,


WASHINGTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. SUNDAYS

OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.

g-oop^u


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER













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Augrust 9, 19135.





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You don't know m~e, (.it do kno~flw, 1 think, ny

old friend, t,% 1-o~cn -e lirid I are* interested in

the I'orida 'v r,-rr-Iao .g Hie has just rfturIi IkjL IcC&(~

and ra be re.-ched at thip ..;-.bett .hotel1 *L2 ast ~'Ienth







sition is too Eoodl to be true. I hr.n# you may s e e, I-

~ ~J]and jta line on the) rcaU situation. Iihen

'hope you i~..&- be interesteti to hcl:p.

Ver~y trQ./i yourr3,


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THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4. 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,



WASHINGTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. SUNDAYS


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.

/igagB~f


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER


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Miami, Florida, August 11, 1913


My dear Doc:-

I thought when you got home you were going to write me,
sending me loottions, literature, prices, eta., and make me a proposition
so that I could get busy and sell some stuff for you, while I am running
up and down the canal.

You have probably been told, if I did not tell you, that when the
Osceola Hotel burned that it burned everything I had, books and all,
so I have not even a map or circular left of anything. I lost over
$1,000 worth of stuff in that fire, to say nothing of the books, all deeds
and many other very valuable papers, including my Stereopticon, slides,
all clothing, in fact everything I had left.

I have a party here now that wants to buy ten acres up there, and
I have been talking your stuff to him. I have had him up there once, and
he wants me to take him up again the last of this week.

I don't mind selling your stuff for you, but I will have to have
the cash commissions until I can get on my feet once more.

was on the lake last week. Everything is d and should by all
mano surveyed and let the people get on it. It is nothing short of
Tievery for the state to delay the survey the way they are doing.
I could tell you of some of the dirtiest work that was ever pulled off
on earth, that has been and is being pulled off by them, but I have not
time this mail. They are even planning on condeming the canals that have
been dug and have them dammed up to keep the glades from being used by
the buyers. Furst-Clark has stopped wordK in the south canal, saying
that the water is too low to float the dredges, that the state has had
three years to put in the locks so that they could lock the water up
and that they did not propose to do any more until that part was done
so the water can be controlled. Whaym the dirty bunch that has the
looks contract has never made any effort atever, are not even working
today, and the state is mum about it. 7Why not the state force the
contracts they have with Purst-clark ancthe other people to be fulfilled?

Rotten, Rotten, Rotten. Can't you organize the buyers to sue the
Companies and they in turn sue the state and force these things out?

Will,be glad to hear from you at your earliest convenience, and I
ought to be able to do something for you at this end. With very best
wishes to all, and glad to hear the news, I am,

Sincere ly,
G. G. Stroop, /
General Delivery,
Miami, Florida.


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Md. Ave. and G Street.
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August 12, 1913.




Dr. W. Allen Barr,
32 TJorth State St.,
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Dr. ?.arr:-

I have yours of the 9th. Lr. Austin writes that
money is comingin well, "which demonstrates that there is
something in our method of sending cut this second comr:uni-
cation that produces results." This is pleasing to us all,
I am sure.

Like you, I have felt all the time that our DEo-
ciation was in no sense doing.ta-duty. It was planned to ,
be an active _vigrous, worki4bpjrganization and in no sense.
a mere dues-cellecting affair to pay_.axes on Gift Land. The '
Conatitutio< p-o.si for a pajAo, and the pasolij!, of the duos .
collections last year should have enabled us before this to
have had the paper well on its fnSt. '"ith a paper we could
have answered the multitudinous.uesti onsa'.built Vp the member
ship, infused the membership with Associati-r. spirit and had
things incomparably farther along than now. I hope it is not
yet too late to push this program, and may take it up if the
dues warrant.

No, it was never the thought of those .o organized
the Association that it should be promptly discarded. ".e
were buildhg for permanency, with large plans. We did desire -)
most earnestly that the. AsseoQition and 2C any should b o.-'
While we were organizing the first, the land company and Trus-
4 tees were formulating the second, and we made almost.frantic
efforts to get those bodies and ours together &hat kiarm-'inious
plans to this end might be made. WTe couTH not get such a
meeting, hence a bahji.tch was made at the sAxrt. It may yet
be possible to Lse the twa.4rganizations. The problem raised
at Palm Beach has not been solved. But certainly I should not
favor simply abandoning the Association.

The conception of the Association must be credited
to Mr. A.B. Cha4~ck of Des Moines. He suggestedAtr to me.
We worked out the main features together, had a meeting of a
Committee authorized; the Committee was appointed, Dr. H.P.
Mller- of^Kansas-was-mad-t hle third -rember-and- we-work'ed- together
very harmoniously.









(111l4arbgro lJ~anb QTinnpault


NM. L. BOWEN & CO.,
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE AMAIN 4260


1 A)RDAEVFR(~ludAI)ES L-ANI)s
S0O G- STWLEET NO-1-1T]AWEtST
WASHINGTON, T). C.











As to the Secretqrial.Agrk, I was very apprehensive from
the start. I knew Mr. Austin had other work, and knew h! knea-Voth-
ing of the plans and hops of' the committee that framed the Assn.
Is was only as theexisttng secretary that ne wasmade Secretary of tb'-f
Assn. I visited hi att his hotel at V.P.B. to talk the matter over
with him, before it was too late He insist that he was-.all pa
pre 4,Ld to handle the work, that he had a "Well-equipped office", I
had no trouble in raising money, could send a dollar ou' a)nd get Ijta
ten back; then sand the ten out and get a hundred back" etc.,etc II
In the oircumstanceea there was nothing for it but to go ahead \
wita him. The sequel has abundantly ar-ved my sunrjis, was whooly
right. He ha.3 no time for the *uork; does not, in any sfnse grasp
its spirit, feels grievously and unjustly burdened if asked by the '
Ex. Com. to"send out" even a call for dul e a vsar, or to aan-, If
ewer questions raised by the members* In a word, he haa.JltoL *t
Assnrx-d =.oi%.Aaands. Unless the .:a'i nent istchanged prompt- :
ly and the mesthode ch;;ri':d radically we may as well u, derstand the )
end is already here.

Whether Mrs. McCullough would take the seretaryship is
not certain. Im aia sure it would have to offered to her unanimaou-
ly, and with the feeling that no bitterness voul:i follow. As to
doing tiie work, I know she would delight to do the very things, the
essential trihgs, that to 1r. Austin are gal1! and wormwood. The
indispensable qualities of a secretary which Ihedoes not possess
she does and in highest measure. Fu.rth':r, she will soon have a
lo of tihe. Even now, she could and would take vastly more than
has ever been given the work.

I know President ULiith would be deyh!ed to sec Mrs. Mc-
cullougn in charge of ths wvTrk. He and I talked it over in July.

-y idea is that the present of .e should be d-vided by
unanimous consent of the Ex. Com.;that Ir. Austin should retain the
work of Treasurer, keeping book and caring for funds, and that Mrs.
M. should have the title and work of Secretary-- i i i can be offred
her in such a vay that she will be free To take it.

.ow taking this up with Mr. Austin is a delicate matter,
and I do not feel that any one here is in position t do it. YIu
are tnein for this task. If you can handle it so that Mr. Austin "
will consent, and not feel hurt, you will rend r a gre. service to
4 tha cause. I aRi; sure I can then handle what needs to e" done here -
i.e., can see Mrs. M.--and can also writ., ?'r. Smith. I certainly
hope, Dr..Barr, you will dohis. For thVsake of oudJministratidR,\
if for no higher reason, we should not absolut 'M, ,.nd incontinently J
desert the trust unanim p Appoiy m to us. Won't you do it?








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SPalm Beach County,
West Palm aeach,Fla,

To the Editorc--

In your issue of Saturday, August 9th,under
the heading- Minutes of Third Meeting of Chicago
Colony", some errors are found in the report relative to
the reply made by T.J.Champion to question,"What will
(be done to the gift 1 nd, approximating seventeen hundred
acres, which are held by the trustees of the Florida
Everglades Land Company".*,

What the trustee did say, in reply, was
substantially, as follows:

The trustees are now planning to meet
at the earliest possible date, which may be within two
weeks, and at this meeting the trustees (not the Okeelanta
Association as reported in error) will organize the Okeelanta
Company with 4,860 shares.

( The trustee then stated that the Company
when organized would need a treasuZygund for the purpose
of'paying taxes on the land and providing a fund to put 1
some portion of the lands under" 3ltivation and the necessary)
carrying charges on the land until some of the lands became
productive.

For this purpose it was suggested that a
vote be taken on a tentative-plan that would be presented
for consideration by the trustees when they met.

AllUFlorida Everglades T and Company owners
were called upon to rise. Forty-eight in number arose. A
vote was then called as to the views of those present if
the plan that each contract holder be requested by the ""ow
'$i trusteesto pay into the treasury of the Company One r Doar
for ealihbiare of stock to be delivered to him would be
a just and equitable one. This vote to all appearances
was unanimous in approval."

Regarding the question, "What wqll.-be done \
with such a1.refuse to Ny _their proportion of the expenses",
the trustee replied- "That is a matter that will have to be /
decided at a meijing of the trijaes."

This correction of some slight misconception
of proceedings, which seems to have been gathered by the re-
porter is requested for the benefit of all who are interested
in the properties of the Florida Everglades 1and Company.
Chicago,Aug.l13th,1913.







rTU aby gl(ub in honomtir

MEETS EVERY THURSDAY EVENING,
LECTURE COMMITTEE A NON-PARTISAN ORGANIZA-
JULIAN PIERCE, P. 0. BOX. 105 EAST PARLOR, INGRAM MEMORIAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH TION FOR THE DISCUSSION OF
GRACE E. VAIL, 920 N.Y.AVE.N.W. TENTH STREET, AND MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, N. E. ECONOMIC QUESTIONS. FREE
J. W. RICHMAN. 55 T STREET, N. E. FORUM.


Walsgtot, B. T(L., August .13,1913. 1gi
Thomas E. Will,
1330 G St., N.E.,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Comrade:

I inclose circular announcing meeting tomorrow night. You will
see that we have included your name in those to participate. in the
meeting. Can't you come out and and give us more than the usual 5-
minute talk, unless'th-are should chance to be an unusually large number
present? .

It has occurred to me that the position that Organized Christian-
ity is opposed to Socialism is a fact that no one can dispute, then
showing how far filed Christianity has sailed from the principles of
its founders.

I don't konw whether any of the Papists will come or not. Wish we
could smoke them out
Fraternally urs,



Chairman of the Lecture Committee.

I inclose samples of our publicity matter? How do you like it? Yurn
a printer loose in a print-shop, and he certainly can raise Cain.






SOUTH FLORIDA IN VESTMENTS The Towen of LAKE WORTH-PALM BEACH COUNTY


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BRYANT & GREENWOOD
S. 1301-1306 Westminster Building, Corer Monroe and Dearborn Streets
WM. .GREIrNWOOD TELEPHONE CENTRAL 4764 X TERNOFFICE
WK. RENWCHICAD 531-533 KIMBALL BUILDING
F. E. BRYANT CIA August BOSTON, MASS.
ELMER r. ANDERSON F LORITD, FICE
Thirteenthi oLAKE WORTH
Nineteen Thirteen.

Mr. G. C. Bants
162S8 St., N. q .
Washington, D. C.

Dear Mr. Bantz:-

I have your favor of the 12th inst., and I thank
you for the careful analysis of the situation as you view
it. Passing any further discussion of the many sided
features of this matter until we meet, I merely wish to
advise you that I have taken counsel with a competent
corporation attorney of Chicago, and after examination of
the trust da" "he has advised me that the plDa I have
several times outlined to you regarding an equitable dis- 7 -
tribuation of the cost of the organization of the Okeelanta r
Company is one entirely withinn the rights of the trustees.

To further establish the rights of the trustees
in the matter, I shall place the matter before Mr. Hall, who
drew the trust deed for his decision on what are the rights
of the trustees in the matter.

Regarding my ability and desire to advance the
funds for the orgajization of the Company and also to
advance them money to paytaxes the coming year, I will say
that my bank account at thTs time would render such advances
entirelL.jaseible, but.that the situation regarding, the
various phases of this matter will have to be better under-
stood between the trustees at a meeting at which the records
of their action may be provided, before I make any .agWP-
ment whatever along that line.

Of course you know that in the event of my advanc-
ing an amount to care for the taxes of last year as I had
/f I planned, it would have been with the assurance of otr
trustees that they would have ac.tUd wit e' in providing a
, | funWTFor reim urment of this a noe, which they are
wholly entiTeato do by the provision of the trust deed
which says they are to held and manage these lands until
such time as the Company has been organized.

When I h'IarofrUIJr.Hall regarding his counsel
in the matter, I will advise you.

Regretting to hear of the illness of your son. and
with every hope for his speady recovery, and best wishes to
yourself, I am
Very truly r

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August 14, 1913.




Mr. G.G. Stroop,
Yiami, Florida.

My dear Stroop:-

Yours of the llth received. An a, fu "ly sorry for your
los3 in the fire, Had not heard it caught you.

"r. :John TLunl:.irk is representing me, but, if you and he
have an understanding, I see no reason why you might not also
sell Okeelanta land if yon like. I pay 15, comaUission. ''hey
will be cash. The following tracts are unsold: 47, 48, 49,
50, 8b, 86, 91, 92, 93, 94. 'or all of these I have deeds.
1 am expecting shortly to buy the Southwest mighty; i.e.,
79-82, 87-90 and 95-98. Further, all .Ty canal frontage in
the SoutheaSt Quarter of Section 35 is unsold. I am holding
this at '.75 an acre. The other goes at (40.

I iiould explain that Hrr. Hof'a -, bought the 2lorthwest
Eighty in the South half action for cash. Hie and I are
associated, however, an weie are reselling it because I have
a deed for it and he will take ilis acreage el-ewhere.

Am pushing the plans for survey. Can put it through
privately. Ha'vo most of the money in sight, and surveyor
arranged for.

Enclosed is copy of digest of County Drainage La-. Have
written Commissioners at Palm Beach County to see whether they
are ready to perform. If so, we ought to be able to get any
necessary latsrals cut under this law.

Am sorry to learn the officials seem to be standing in the
way of settlement and developruent. An hoping iw e can ,;. .eid
with it anyhow.

Shall be glad to get any facts from you at any time. Am
sending booklets. '.ire me at i:y expense of first sale.

Sincerely yours,








hUambers Ianub oInmpany
FLO()IDA EVEIXGLADES LANDS
O89 (4 STREET NORTH WEST
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Chicago4 Ill.

Gentlemen: -


,While on the Evelaciades gain in JuLQ I-r. Charles
Denker o* Chi'ckao mnintio-fc-i to nO that your firm might be
'interested to sell the lands in Okeelanta Artdiition. I wi
accordingly sendinh,- yo obl of m.y booklets.

I -;ill state that tnis proposition represents a
new departure An the promnotion of the T'vers-lades. I an
emrphasizi, thVe community idea. Instead of scattering Viy
btyers prora' Bm us1y and dooniiic each of their t;o n isolated,
rural li:'e,^ a, d 'uuap..i,: them about a townsite. Further,
my land is iig" dry anu uulti a.ble', and on or near :- canal
now Zin. r"u?. -. tra-'ersed1 by a high-grade boat line.
I pay 15c cormrisi r..

.9 !r. DfUke.r is at 222C Iring P.ark boulevard should
" yo care to ask 'ii ajnyoting- about my land, through which he
p als ed, o about ir.yself.,

Hoping to hear frowUycu, I i.


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IL have ~'your I otter elncloi- L'jryon
Al00 ;-enl, to .,r. Ci-,ampion. loxixi. axkr if I care tco have
these coril ez to look ever, arid cxi ,y thak- if -L d.0 not,
Sc u w4 "I11 c-1op F, enJ.il n'- t1ho em a,, ';"itr -.ot that a
lllal to be.L~' el! Iinformecl E-' o-b~ what 't&'cl~
'-77-o ad. a, t t each of you .-ri. tu-,esc met t er s,
andi cop-o~ e q ouzr' t are ht. verz!b t. me an %i,
"-,dv ir s Fe of thezne t r 'r;, 's 0 j. -1a -~ Ct the
o o, ic e 7 a! 'J 'TIeo. -A i or : 2ent me a
num b er of, ci~so his lette.rs,' icuaira thenoe
wrote to rs. c%_lo u ,- 1 'K, qui te a
. et te r th e other dai, hut have -not, a r -xetn, 1-eeliVE;
1o~ rel'-' and in looat do niot 'Xnow t lat -'y le~ c o:t
or warl.,xnts a reply.

J am o of tino orodlnion that thie r- a-tter o2
a.~ o l' -n t o f a r -s t so has been ditJscu.sc' es -'"uo1"
as its ..:rtence de'uer ~and ati, zc w.uid better
e t t os o2T me r__e ,tters. j. r o~0 n~c t
fectior on either' vu or 'r. ~irOAa
oi* ..ja f 010 ~ Oi~~i~o,&'0 c ot,, EmT" &}'ii Vse~
1con s b "or e 1cm F~ :t a em en t o' a c u1 n C C'VI'
(A",e Uno not 2r v o Ic be o0 spa lb] e for ei thct',
~s tI o h> acve r ot, in oc-iflio, S thle trub5LO2
C a 0 Thr c'j .f l e~C ex e t an c'. also of th- `
the- Ilve act,- in th-e ut-,ist J 1h, c p
4.2~ in. kou lerition o f :e f c -Lir~ n,- u on t i~i
no",e, (3o, Jb7,it to 4-o', C xi`
Sin 7at teor.

E,_, to ad just n. t'-en ey.,mrenss between t nosc
too. o i d~mce not, _1 r. e C' vpj' cn
io~or' wllb.l eititled to Lir c', er'e -L.,
-I .ctc tha~t 1.t vi1I be wot', tt 'ntinl;,. Th-e debts ~
e pc7xpnrnos o f thb-corCU -rD. vtj,- us "nt fit~ be ai tof
t proprty, and then if the-e, vy in t i
11,llb time for the dJ,,clarati on of diviA'z I r I
crtainl1 carnnot bt0 expc~r teAl 1atcm (nly a, ip; o" -JL-I-l
a;ock hold-eri,-3 vo~l~urjntrjh- i-,7VC. t4- 7. nm +.'
h e b The ccO7'',Ian wlner, forc'ie) c;1 t. hoe

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ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
AIirst alatinut Punkh quilting
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lithe corporate property from trx sale. And, vwhen this is
/paal "' t' th -.ssocg..tion l, they cnn do s they please
v.ith it, and can even refund it to those .'- paid. Fut
I feel certain that no board. of director can be selected
that will nut attempt to place the burdens of taxation
and other expenses on all stock ordersrs equally. 'f '
they fail to e.- .-lio e it, i shall be out only two or
three doll rs, and I do not care.

,.heR the company is fore: _i, v.iill necessa-ri.ly
have bro -. ers, and it. will wvhol y d- end on its
directors to teep it within proper bond:, and if" they
fail, t. he ycorpor tion wil fail, .n-l if the .ucce
tne corporation ill succeed, ad v. can, asL trustee, s,
-. d. nothing prac ically, to change 1ci si tuatic n.
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ow, .:r, Lantz, permit me t) c that Vyu
ive up any right yu may have to Isstify your
pj.on on these matters, a..nd see if we cannot ret
.away f uo te, question of l t year's taxesa rnd
proceed to agree on c.. an, tio, it ma make tihe
,atei:s n a lritle lore smc-oot-hly to >- .. Cra-
f "C'"* . .. ' .... . ._ _...s y, e c c "p t
t.at we try to go ahead and complete .ur work, e can
d + 'r-" .. .. tr 1ustees, teed nJo
be too particular 0vha he0 ,-ay()'s or does. ,., will Jc,
Sa t an. L te c hall do, only wha': thin r a
a.< if either or' you do not agree ,t th -e, c 1sal
cocde to yu the perfect riiht to do s9, end sal,
also c nced c tat u -.u opinions are the honest result
o" your ovTn best judl ent.

hat you eay rea rdin' r, iiag:e:r an, l
tike it that surveys arc p-robably to be ..e. hope
ti.s i0 so, fox we cannot be discharge as trust os
until after ,,e plat the tovmn an secure e tuhe 0 ,.- "i
:o the various tracts in accor1a.ce V t./r our tract.
Ad:1 i shall be gla when we end our tr.shi.

:.iti: my bent personal regn- rds t. you, .n.
fully believin,- that v:c will et throu-h withoutt
sriou: friction, remain,


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BRYANT & GREENWOOD
1301-1306 Westminster Building, Comer Monroe and Dearborn Streets
HAROLD J. BRYANT TELEPHONE CENTRAL 4764 EASTERN OFFICE
WM. F. GREENWOOD 51S-5S8 KIMBALL BUILDING
F. E. BRYNT CHICAGO BOSTON, MASS.
LMER T. ANDERSON FLORIA 0FICE
LAKE WORTH

August
Sixteenth,
Nineteen Thirteen.

Mr. G. C. Bantz,
#1628 S.St.,N.W.,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. Bantz.--

If you have seen the copy of the"Palm Beach
County", referred to in the attached, you may have read that
article with some dismay regarding what it says.

I am sending you the attached, which was
prepared for the "Palm Beach County", requesting that they
publish it as a correction, and it explains itself.


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;"est Palm Beach, Florida.

> deAr r. Smuitlih:-

Anclosed is copy of letter by }ir3. EcOlloui to 'r.

Austin. T.hi3s ivres an idea of .Iow our Gecrtaury l/ork miaht

be hiandled. ',hat do you thinkk? 31iould b, glad to aeur fr,

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NI. L. HOWEN & CO.,
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!.y dear' Comrade IUlsont-.

'ours of t)-he I12tb at hand. -*, deli,:Jitcd to hear
fru;.L ,yuu. 6ur Co~na-tte'o is~ at 'or ,Q.Qor w-Itiri '-~will


I want~ to 3en yowi nore thar, I Zari 3ay. 11-:eanwhile,
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M. L. BOWEN & CO.,
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FLORIDA EVERGLADES LANDS
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T.J. Champion, 7sql,
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Chiicago,

Dear .r. .auipion:-


I am in'receipt of your letter of Aougust 14th, in
which you request that I get the advice of r. Hall on the
powers of the trustees as outlined in the trust-Reed.


I have talked -'ith 1r. all about the points
you raise as to the powers of the trustees. Iie says that
there is no question that trustees 'ave thie ri -it to ell
a portion of thenro ),rty to pa,' taxes, if iioneoy for thaT
purpose cannot be"secured in some other way because failing
such action on their --art the property would be lost. The
general rule is that in the ablsece of specific no-rer
granted to trustees to sell .rooerty there is no such right
to sell and it is doubtful if you have the right to sell or
mort -a, L,,ra. ierty in order to secure funds to organize
the Comnyny. A Court of imuity would probably hold tiFI in
this case you would be justified in selling for the Durpose
of raising ne .essary funds for organizing the Como-any, but
the q:ues tion could be brcugh!t up as to what amzouAt actually
was necessary.


As to your ri-ght to withhold delivery of stock
Lto contract holders ..*ho do not resp,,d to your request for
a contribution in the nature of a voluntary assessment, ?.r.
Hall does not think that you ,.ve a ri,~,bt to do this, although
as he says, this T.i'-'ht be the most practicable working schei.
for the reason that no one would be likely to take the trouble
to brin.- so small a aEtter into the courts, and -,early all
would probably :.ay a dollar or two rather than not get their
stock. ", ile you would not be technically right in following
< /this course, y.,u r-irht be perfectly safe in doing it, for
(the reasons suggested.

Another plan su-r'ests itself to us. '2?Ae trustees
could callupon the contract holders for contributions,
Stating to them that their advances would be treated as a loan
t)'f\ to be repaid by the Co;ni-,any. 'lien the Comian. is formed
the trustees will turn over tie property for the stock
to be issued full paid and n.rn-assessable and distributed by
the trustees to the various contr-act holders. After this
is done the Comoany could issue a note, secured by a mortgage
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run to some individual or tnust comnany for the benefit
of all of the stockholders who had made advances, and
the Comoany., would have to repay the amount out of the
firs.,funds available. The noimany, would, of course, have
the right to sell its property for such a purpose.

If this method were followed it would
necessarily devolve upon the trustees to see to it that
the Corn )any assuLed the obligation and agreed to repay
all advances :-ac'e to the trustees. The trustees would
naturally not turn the padperty over to the Company until
/the Corn iany by appropriate action agreed to assume the
oblip:at ion.

I write this letter merely by way of s. restion
and you will understand that r%_1hall is in no way acting
as cQunsel to the trustees and that you must use your own
(jud-ement as to the best means of carrying throu,;-h this
business. If there is anything else that I can do to assist
you please do not hesitate to write.
Vrry truly yours,

(Sipned)Percy Eager-,Lan,
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WM. P. GREENWOOD
P. E. BRYANT
ELMER T. ANDERSON


BRYANT & GREENWOOD
1301-1306 Westminster Building, Comer Monroe and Dearborn Streets
YELEPBONE CENTRAL 4764
CHICAGO


EASTERN OFFICE
651-533 KIMBALL BUILDINfl
BOSTON. MASS.
FLORTDA OFFICE
LAKE WORTH


August
Nineteenth,
Nineteen Thirteen.


Mr. G. C. Bantz,
#1628 S. St.,N.W.,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. Bantz:--

I agree .vjth about everything you have said
in your letter of the i7th) inst., just read, except that
anyone ever intended to anyone or hold up anyone
as you have reiterated several times. To my mind there
is no robbery or hold-up in seeing that each stockholder
pays or bears his just portion of legitimate expenses,
and that is all I have ever suggested, and as I have several
times before stated, there is no portion of the plan I have
everg outlined that ever sugg2gea con'Iscaion of stood k.-
Each stockholder "will come into this Company 6o an equitable
basis and get his just deserts when he does so, is the stand
that I shall take for some time to come, and if "that is hold-up
or robbery I will have to be shown.

The Aifficulty of this situation,Mr,Bantz, is
that it seems hard for us to understand each other at long
range, but we will get-together in due time and take another
visit to Lincoln Park or to the National Museum, or something,
and then I am sure we will be able to agree as well as we ever
-have. -
-- There is nothing new about the survey and I
believe nothing can be done, at least until Mr. Hagerman's
visit to Chicago, which I understand may be early in September.

With every hope that your son continues to
improve and with regards to you,

Yours very truly

TJC*M .___/_At,_-


BEACH COUNTY






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Cr o. "r, '~r: r~ aW~: q3 %j O3fIT b 1; e t IV er -'u A
3 4t-i to sec,%rn, If nousi'02eo thes --e of 'v. on

The questions aul~avittced tcu ',r* for '.. 191'lls
Advice, wcere r.~e

i'irut- h1!vo e e txeti a X'. :Jt for the
purp.-j-e Of an~~~tJ]j~' iio 'j

to ''Ut VIA: 'l a~~ rrt..~U..:; n~ife fo'L.Aigrog to notifv
a e .tit~hd. to ..r r Jei. ~i*~ t! t' etoe> I
bei,.! p~rinte~ tcw .' e xectFit- awud I ii am 17 0 1. t-u to 0 % )i -
]purcbaqL-:r of lzod' a~ceor'din to t-- .i et lox
he bolds uoon byil t. .c. ;;)wCr of the It. ,
7 rtor Pc~ a dlK rc oV zt,' :;k 2ro' such ~



t o th1ie rt nIt csu% the ir ;ro o t 1,-1tO eh Xy e
be C- -'alt-list t~le a' e of tlheir stock. or t '
be h&11J If ei~i:"~i t jS Ioi
p I a is i. u c tr u 7"iule or' 1111,Lflf Arh r 11 (1~ Lie no r, 1 to0
941. or royj&* fl n: -'wr-ton of tre :.' t roi t
fluide neceeaar'i for (1*'n~i., o ~ etIu y


-110 A ~~ aecc*.-: V f 0i-' zat ior, and t --e~ c;rl

feel 'that it is m. t an ii.aiir aud, rieciat-e it
-rcektly if yo;i -Ml : .P to 11~'ji 1-:Wice (), ", 1e.3
points.

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ANSAS CITY, MO. PHILIP S.DELANY,
HENRY 0 RALSTON,




S "LANi SALES;6MPANY
SINCORPORATED)
fc TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
^ ^^NTxIi A.TESTIC BTILTDIN (
R MCHICAGO

SC. HOWE, WASHINgTON, 0. C., OrFFIC
GENESARL AG.eNT OR ,.c OURAY BUILDING
COMparN S LSaALE 9,09 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 muffi-
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. 0. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying.' Shrewd, hardheaded Washington 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. C.,

*Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
,j ace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
.4uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries
ad 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 A
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government ,
.
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ORGANIZED MARCH 24TH, 1906


**- . .


COBALT MINERS' UNION No. 146
.- OF THE
WESTERN FEDERATION OF MINERS


CO BALT,............ .............
ONTARIO. CANADA


P. 0. BOX 446


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Md. Ave. and G Street.



August 23, 1915.





yr. H.F. Kendall,

..untin'ton, ass.

Dear Comrade:-

Yours of 8/17 received. should have written but did not
know your address. Glad things are prosperous with you.

I visited the Glades last month and found theT. in fine
shape. Itis probable settleVient and develop !-ent "-work' -mvill
beuin at Gkeelanta this fall. "he prospects are very encourag-
ing. "he land is hi-h, dry rnnd cultivable. 'e do not e-xpect
an overflow' this year. I .r. Callahan, on thle Lake shore, writes
proposing to transfer his nursery to our .ract. ie is very
successful and skillful. Such a move would nrean much.

y Chicag-o aexent has been very: succes.-'ul. I pay 1
commission, i.e., ;,6.00 per acre for selling the lands at
.-40 per acre. I had hoped that I iihlit interest you either
in the selling or in the develonnent ",ork.

Iy son Lawrence is (oinil to 71orida next month. I should
be glad if you could be with him.

.Enclosed find booklet.

"raternally yours,









Q%1:1abrnbgr Ii-'anb Qninpanti


Al. L. BOWEN & CO.,
GENERAL AGENT
PHONE MAIN 4200


FL() 1IAiA EVEIZ(- lAI)E'*% 4 LANY)s
$800 G- ST]2-'.EEA,, NO IZtTHWEST
WASHINICTON,DI.4C.














Sd. Ave. and ( Street.


August 23, 1913.




Kr. C.H. Slifer,
Arcadia, Florida.

Dear Mr. Slifer:-

... Pardon dlay in an.ierin1 your letter. JAm sorry I did
not see you h.re.

SVis3ited the Gl;ades in July andfound conditions fine. Ar
selling lots of land about okeelanta. It is probable settle-
ment and clevelopent -ork ;ill begin there this fall.

!ix not in shqiap toslndle thc fruit lands cont .-ct. I
have a nu-iber of "*.`;.L. contracts I s~'.,d like to ell and
put the money into Gkeelanta .acdition.

closedd is one of vyj booklets. I arn paying 15, com-
mission. The (j50 figure on canal lands is -vitlidcrawvn. Should
you care to sell any lands in iectiorn 5 shall be .I dto have
you do so. Tracts 47-50, 91-4 and 85-6 are available and deeds
ready.

.islhin1 you ever- Juccese I reita.in


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6(lUumbcrV EICanb nompang

FLORIDA EVEIRG, LADES LANDS
S09 G STRlEET NORTHWEST
M. L. BOWEN & CO.. WASH I NGTO-N, D. C.
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE MAIN 4260


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-p.., T d. Ave. and G Street.


... ; August 23, 1913.
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''Mr. Benjamin ?. -,ilson, ..

._ 61 .eC ber Street, ;ta .. .
r"i .. *. *


Sy dear Comrade illson:-

Co trade Ri'ohrian phoned ne last evening of "our

Letter. TVe have arrr. ed. for your meetint for mhursdl y

evening, August 28, in the Ingran Nemno ,ial Church-.- a large,

handsome auditorium 7The pastor i a broad, liberrA! man, not

afraid of our ideas. I speak there tororro-v rir'"t.

The Co iittee is wvri xing you. LTt r 'knc'"c Then

you will reach town. Enclosed is my card with add'ene P'.nd

telephone runrbers.


Fraternally yours,
















M. L. BOWEN & CO.,
GENERAL A0ENT~
PUONE %IAIN 4200


F LOIZ1l)A EVERGLADE8 LANi)S.

809 ~ sruwi~i~rr N ORTJ-I WE8T
WASHINGTON. D. C.


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807 Woodward Building,
.a,51.uJ;;Dton, D.C., August 23, 1913.






Mr. G.G. Stroop,
Miami, Fl a.

Dear Stroop:-

I wrote :you on t.!- 14th. '.ro. Weaver told me yesterday
that you are anxious about conrimissions on 3ales you might
make. Don't worry on that sore. I realize you are i.n hard
luck. On whatever business you may do in the next t,-o nronths,
begLinninC now, we will- t.,e no account of tie old partnership
balance; maybe not even than if thiings are goin: well.

'e want a buLldifnj a.t -Okceelarta to rouse a hotel, store
an': postofice. It is estimated Lh- .-bOC-'ould cover it.
Mrs. .*4..ipp1e thought the LaTudordale biiilding and Loan A-socia-
tion would furnish the oney. Sihe b a writing the company
about it so'.me six weeks nao but seems to get no information.
She wrote 'r. ~he'an and, I Ihiik, ianotner officer. .ish you
wol.d find whether there is anything doing there. Ca(n you do
anything; tow'ard.s pusiin: such a project? We are likely to get
so,~.e Bsttlers there this fall. ForvbeM will help boost.

I am arranging to have section 35 privately surveyed, be-
ginning probably early in 3:Spt emr.br. Have written Lunnark.

You may sell tracts n.-amIored 47-b, 680-6, 91-4, fou. all of
which I have deeds. Am e.- pectinG to 16wu. more shortly. Hope
you can get thing) started right away.


Coraial3ly yours,




- -~- -~


A'


M. L. 13OWEN & Co.,
GENERAL AGENTM

PHONE MAIN 42~3O


FLORIDA. EVER C LAI)ES LANDS

809 (1 SrrRf~i~rI~ N ORTH WEST

WAShINGTON, 1). C.
















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F9k :a~ren,

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urvax~1, i

Ly dear >r. ~

.~.L12 ~QU ki~A1y ~ me such literfture on a&ri-

cu1tur~..I crrxiit~ a~ you ay ~iavc f~r KistriA;ution, nd ot1i~ze

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Vd. Ave. and G Street.


Aulgu:t 23. 1913.




!'r. Wm. F. Greenwood,
1410 Republic Puilding,
Chicago, Ill.

ly dear .'r. Greenwood:-

We are pushing here to Let t'LinL' started at
Gkeelanta t is fall. would d to onto the town site if
surveyed. As it is, we expect to begin on Okeelanta Addition.
I visited this region in July and found it drVy ;nd conditions
first class.

I still feel strong;' that the crin-j need of the
Glades is settlement and develo,,:,ent work, with people so
grouped as to minimize difficult i- es.

I presuie you have the nanes of the '.2.L. land
buyers (4860) on stencils. wouldd your o fice, ,ith the use
of these, address for me one or nore lot, of oie7elo.es' If
so, what would be the charge for tlhe y!ork?

In your circular o-f I:ay 4, 1912 you npo.e of sending
an illustrated bulletin *ith full account of proceedings at
both land ope n, s, etc. I do not recall that I ever received
a copy of this. Can you send me one?

Our people are becoming v-er;- anxious that their lands
should be surveyed. I went over the survey question in July
with ".Cineer P.C. Elliott. lie tells me the State is not ready
to survey south of the -.ake. lie is willing that others shall
do the work, running township and section lines for the State
with a surveyor he will approve, and advancing the money,
following with their owvn interior surveys. Later, the State
will weiimburse.those who did its surveying.

At i.iani I learned that the 'verglades Sugar and Land
Company is surveying its land in this way. --r. Eyers says they
have no trouble securing reimbursement. Would it be possible
for the 7.-.L. Comina;nyr to handle its survey in this sane manner'
If it waits for the State to run townshipand Section lines, the
delay may be greatly protracted. People are gr,:,atly discouraged
over the delays already suffered.


Sincerely yours,


M M









Qf14mbliarbr TO~xb Qhmpantj~


1.1. BIOWEN & CO..
C.ENERAL A0P.NTI'S
lhljoNE NMAv 4260


FLOR~II)A EVEIGAJ) A~iDIS
809 G 8TsrruEfT TNE )TII XVEST
WVAOHING N I1D. C.








Okeecobee fruit Tands company
OFFICE BISBEE BUILDING
-acksonvikte.-tfortba August 23rd, 1915.

M T .` .Will ,
*ingto-n, D .C.

.;Z dear Sir:-
We are herewith enclosing a -etition to the Boa.rd of
County Comis i. on .rs, which we would thank :; to ri.!n, and get
as many of the people to whom you sold lEverglades lands to si- n
also.
T'he township line between v: 44 and 45 from Rano'r o
54 to the easternrn b und-ry of R..an 57 as be_ officially e -
tablished by the State.
We understand that on this towns i_ line several "--c-
tions, which were allowed to several hunared people at the open-
ing over a year by the Bryant and Greenwood Company are loc-,ted.
-be so them boundary of the secti )n you purcharsed from the
State would also be benefited by a road.
We have be3n informed that if a petition is pr;- -ented
to the Chairman of the Board of County Commos5.i owners, si_ ned by
tax payers of Palm Beach County, on the first Monday in Septem-
ber, $a road t ough t ht district will be favorably considered.
As about <;600,000 h.a' been received by Palm Beach Count
from- owners of .'verglades lands, and not one cent bha be.n spent
in improving or inviting iIA.i-,'i-ation thereto by theOou).y &,om-
missi owners, we think it would be well if you ,would get as. many
signatures as possible to this petition, and for Z.,,rd the jame to
the C ir:- n of the Bou.rd of County Co-ms ioners, "'ast Palm Beiech
Florida so that it will be in his hands on M]onda' morning, Soc-

Very truly y urs,

.K,,C* EEI 3FRUIT ].i:-,: CO.iMp/'Y

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De:--r -,'riend.i:-








(Glfambri iCEani Gmpany
FLORIiDA EVE RG(LA1ES LANDS
S09 G STREET NORTH WEST
M. L. BOWEN & CO., WASHINGG TON, 1). C.
GENERAL AGENTh
PHONE MAIN 4260







/ -THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES LAND COMPANY
1410 REPUBLIC BUILDING, CORNER STATE & ADAMS 8TS.
TELEPHONE HARRISON 8T97
CHICAGO
W. A. OTIS, PRESIDENT A '
PERCY HAGERMAN. VICE-PRESIDENT August 25, 1913
H. J. BRYANT, VICE-PRES. & GEN'L. MGR.
WMi. F. GREENWOOD, TREASURER & ASST. SECY.
C. E. TITUS, SECRETARY & ASST. TREAS.






Mr. Thos. E. Will,
Md. Ave. & G. St.,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir:-

Your letter of August 23rd
received.

We have no stencils of The Florida
Everglades Land Co. list and consequently
we could not undertake the addressing of a
lot of envelopes.

In regard to the surveying, will
say that the Everglades Company's lands com-
prise only a small portion of the acreage
south of the lake, the balance being largely
held by the various Bolles interests, and it would
not be possible to secure Bolles co-operation
in the survey. The Everglades Company would
not, of course, undertake to advance money
for the survey of the whole area south of the
lake of which its own land forms only a small
part.

We have only our office copy of the
illustrated bulletin referred to, but this was
sent to all contract holders, and you undoubtaly
can find one among the Washington people.

Yours truly,


CO.


WFG*ML












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'o thie unt '.:roai r If tar V ;:.:I'S of? .lia c

County, -...,0 of lori;.:-.'i, doatruhy r-.:m"..-:fu.ully r .', : .t ;oAr

i;onorablo j-.-..d to ay;-oint Vier.rrs andi :rlk out tbhe :ollo' ja

route for A -ui1iic ru.,d, to-,itt-

doginn-in at tho intori-ection of r,..'a line bqL c:-n

Ranges 3t and 37 .,, ith tha torm-'l ) Ino be aen ". '-TO ... '.

414 and 49 t'er .:,-. n %sid t:,, -:r"ip line !* its i2tr.ooi 'n

with' the ran.:;o linm bet.-" r" ,'. -3 354- ani 5,,
Thih t's-s ip linot.-'. beon .offici'.iy -' ..ib..i3shJd by

the t.'io of lori-., and the ;a-.e n-.id rrroute ig f.-anible and

*'-.Ctitc.lilo, and ill be of ,.-.At bereifit to o)n r of ]:;lce' in

th'r:.t di9tsr-it, -.th n s-Aid .,,. '-, u ...: ,uil,.. it ..l ej 1 .rte

ic., to .t.,ttloe u the l A'a' *.onZ; the roulc VJf said r-':l, .n p.-i-
:.,nenL im..r .vc-;jnt" o.n" than be ~do, c..dl witilout .tid r ;.a.i it

is iUpas. iblc for 'ti" to little a.nd cultlv-.to i.;. -'n rlch
-a ".2.- :-. I g 1.- ..nd c-t'. .: rivi ,: 1 .o .n ..:fi t t _. J our

inv :-. et-'-. in ... : C .,:,.,
-..voral h.utVr .f t..andIs of o a.', "-.'veo .f cj .-.id

to your Coount7 by '-':i r- of vGL'..;.o lail'., o .. tr ui:~aoy

Khnu been e-%.evdlod by y ur ,no'...ble ,.:,r'd in imnjil ,rYtt ,il 1-i .Tls

or encouraging iL.rigr.:.i..s t on:to,
Je e-.r c"-'tly r. q.- t e. .fac t'h t -v:" -'.i the ,.b vc

de''cri ed route o n vie""d and doiterl, a co< r'.r *:.t bO lt with-

ouL delay :for it.: c.jntr.ction, in vi .: of the :*:ct th .t the land

south of the lake for -,.vr;. l r-lu i ,' co,',i.rativelj./ Iry, s.nl

work co'.',Al be folr.owncOd O o, ,Ad r-:iA r.io.d .;l;r,


ust 2fth, -1915,







SDR.W. ALLEN BARR
32 NORTH STATE STREET
CHICAGO August 26th., 1913



Dr. Thos. E. Will,

Md. Ave. & G. Street,

Washington D. C.

Dear Sir:-

About the time your last letter reached me I received

a letter also from T'r. Austin. He stated the remittances were

coming in very satisfactory, and the number of new members

about equal to the ld. I am very much pleased to know, that

so many of the contract holders are still hopeful,and a little

encouragement from the right source, will enthuse many more.

I am heartily in favor of starting the "EarlyJird"

on its way, if the responses to the last letter warrant it.

I believe it can be made more than selfsustaining, but it will

require some support for two or three issues.

In reference to the secretaryship, I should be de-

lighted to see Mrs. Mc' placed in the position, as I feel that

her interests, and intenseness in the matter, with her admirable

and exhaustive methods of handling the correspondence, would

appedi at once, to the contract holders, and would give them the

news they are hungering for. ,ut with all this, I do not see my

way clear to anoroach 1r. Austin with any su.;gestions of resign-

ing.
Your recent su.-"estion with LIrs. McCullough's more

recent and admirable letter to him upon the duties of the office,

and what she would gladly do were she secretary, is surely

sufficient as an initiation, were he inclined to accept it.

In reference to the pLgj^'.,cy of the Okeelont, Asso-

ciation; it was my impression when we organized at W. P. B., that







DR.W. ALLEN BARR .
32 NORTH STATE STREET
CHICAGO

in the event the trustees subsequently designate e the Associati,on

to become the receiving company for the gift land, that the

Association was to organize for that purpose into a company, and

by so doing discontinue as an Association P 3

C That the Okeelonta Company would have even greater

power for efficiency than the Association. As stated in your letter,

an effort was made at the time to secure a mutual agreement with

the trustees. This however failed; but hooe of the futurecombina-

tionh was never abandoned. At the present time it seems thiQ hope i

about to be repajied, and should the "Okeelonta Co:mpany" be or-

a-:ired under that name, and the Okeelonta.Afsociation also continue

under the same name, what a sea of troubles we are opening up:

surely c .nfusion must ever follow.

i..L idea is to embody the ,ur.ooses of the Association in \

the by-laws of t+e -Cpany, a.nd combine the two organizations,

and discontinue the Association 'a. such. This will save us from

confusion, save managing the two organizations, and save us a great

deal of em-nense. In fact I question the consent of the trustees to \ F

Sorcanize the "Okeelonta Cop',any" without -.'erping the Association,

on account of the confusion it will make.


Very truly yours,.





W. H1. MARSHALL. Pwp.


i'i)AJDJE i;T)YiVNTY~


CAPITAL, .
SURPLUS,


$20,000.00
4,000.00


A' i2 ,-7A--


/ ~1~r~-~6 ~-~4.--d)


D. C ALEXANDER. VicE-PRess


- CHAS M, DAVIS, CASHIER





A. J-I A lUSER I
NATIONAL COMMITTEEMAN ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO THE
13T I ATH STREET STATE SECRETARY-TREASURER
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.


Sorialist Party of C irginia

I. L. BURGESS, STATE SECRETARY-TREASURER
3013 HUNTINGTON AVENUE,
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
Aug.28,191 3.
Thos.E.Will.
1330 G.St.N.E.
fWashing ton, D. C.

Dear Comrade; ---

If my memory serves me right I have known of you as a
Socialist since you were at the Kansas Agricultural Bollege years
ago and as State Secretary of the Socialist Party in that state,
since when I had lost track of you until I inquired of Comrade
J.E.Snyder when here last fall.

My reason for writing to you now is that having originated an
absolutely unobjectionable and entirely practical money raising plan
for financing the Socialist Party in all its parts I am trying to
get in touch with comrades of high standing, in whose judgement all
of the comrades have confidence, for the purpose of securing their
advice at least and possibly their co-operation in organizing the
plan for operation.

Personally I feel that I could go ahead and organize the thing
and carry it out to a complete fruition but as you well know a board
or committee or some such organization suits many people better than
a mere single individual.

WTe are desirous of obtaining Comrades who are beyond suspicion
and who are broad minded enough not to be carried a,.'-rV with the
present agitation about "Reds" and "yellows" etc. comrades who are
constructive and progressive and a gr:ssive, brave and militant
workers in the vineyard. .Ones who have business ability and have
capacity to build up a great, strong, stable propaganda machine
covering the entire nation.

I am sure that you realize the great need of money for
carrying on the work and feel that you will adnit that there may be
some way of raising same that is unobjectionable in every way and
practical in use. The method I have worked up is entirely original
and has-no.weak points. It was finally settled upon only after an
extensive investigation and study of all other plans used either in
this country and abroad.

The only obstacle to its organization is the fact of its
being so simple that other organizations can adopt it should it be
made public before ready for use. The party is now struggling to
reconcile democracy and efficiency in the management of its own
affairs so we think it hardly advisable that it have the masnigement
of the plan at present.














H'y idea is to have sort of an association made up of three
or five well known Comrades .whose purpose will be to submit the
various enterprises of propaganda to the party membership for
decision as to which shall be carried out first, after which, all
the locals will turn to and through my plan inaugurate the work and
carry it through, after which the enterprise next in importance, may
be carried out etc. etc. For instance questions like that of
establishing a string of metropolitan dailies, continuing and
extending the Lyceum, establishing a party owned printing plant
etc.etc. to be :ub'.1itted to the membership with the ex-ress understand-
ing that the proposition receiving the majority vote shall be
earnestly supported b" all those voting on the question.

To organize the plan for use will cost but the .u:ges of a nan
or two, an office equipment, traveling expenses etc.etc. and need this
amount for only a few months until money may be raised by the plan.
.y idea of securing the money is to get up an attractive prospectus
of the plan an6f to ask enough LOCALS to contribute for its organiza-
tion the -3m-ll amount of one cent PR DAY.

If you are interested by any such enterprise or believe it
possible that some uono'bjc;tionable method is possible, or .ill make
suggestions for work to ,be undertaken by the party providing money may
be raised, kindly write when the spirit moves.

Hea Excuse make up of this letter as I am writing it at my
we rk.

Hoping to hear from you soon and with best wishes, I am,

Yours for Socialism in Our Day,

I.L.Burgess.
ILB/,:: B.


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A. J. HAUSER ADDRESS ALL COMMUNLICATIOIS TO TIE
NATIONAL COMIMITTEEMNAN STATE SECRETARY-TREASURER
13T 26TH STREET
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.


I. L. BURGESS, STATE SECRETARY-TREASURER
3613 HUNTINGTON AVENUE,

NEWPORT NEWS, VA.


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S, j Eildonshiel, Harvard, Mass.,

August 28th, 1918.
Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Ah o/o Florida Everglades Homebuilders' Assoo'n,

Maryland Ave. & G Street,

Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir:

I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter

of the 23rd.,but regret to say that I have no
ri literature for circulation on Agricultural Credits.
I suggest that you procure a book called "People's
Banks", by Henry W. Wolff and published by
P.S.King & Sons, London, at a cost of 6s, plus

the cost of postage, lOd.

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SALES OFFICE
C-- CHICAGO


CAPITAL $1000 000


V. W. HELM,
PRESIDENT
J. M. COBB,
V. RES'-.S TREASURER
H.E. MYERS,
SEC'Y.&. GENL.MANAGER


(INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OFFLORIDA)


EVERGLADES LAND COMPANY
EVERGLADE LAND SALES CO.


GENERAL OFFICES
1105 AVENUE C
1MIAMI, FLA.


TELEPHONE
NO. 163


Aug. 28th,1913.


Dear Dr. Will:


Answering yours of August 26th, would say before the
Parkear Motor plow can be considered a success it will be
necessary for us to have the inventor make certain alterations
thereon to suit our particular demands. o Whis is being taken
up now, and we expect results very shortly. Regret that I cannot
give you more definite data to-day.


Dr. Thos. E. Will,
Md. Ave., & G. St.,
Washington, D. 0.


Sincerely yours, / -










Seo'y & Gel. Manager.


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August 29, 1913


Krs. J.Y. -Hamilton,
429 Custom House,
Baltimore;. Md.

My dear Mrs. Hamilton:-
Please pa-don delay. Following is a brief biblio-
graphy, which might be enlarged without limit:

Spargo, John: The Yoral and Spiritual Significance
of Socialism.
The Cormmon Sense of Socialism.
The Substance of ~Socialismn.
Syndicalism and the Socialist TVovement.
The Bitter Cry of the Children.
Pills, Walter Thomas:
Thie Struggle for existencee .
Bensqn. Allen L.:
Socialism made Plain.
The Truth about Socialisr.
Kellys, ,dviond: ':wantieth Century Socialisii.
Hughan, Jessie j. :
Arnerioan Socialism of the Present Day.
Killquit, torris:
History of Socialismn in Aerica *
Skelton John: Socialism, A Study (Kl,000 prize essay)
Kautsat.r,K : T e Claus Otruggle, etc.
Bebel. Augu st: '.m -1. Q',
Th.ompson, Karl D.; 111 'orth L:arket Street, Chicago, Ill.,
manager Infonrmation iDepartmient, Socialist ;arty of
America: aTimphlets, and general official data.

L A GA A Z, E
The &Tew Review (Socialist), New York City.
Pearson's (syInpathietic), T;ew7 York City.
metropolitan (ditto), 3ew York City.



* Title may be slightly different.

Hoping the above may be of service, I remain


Cordially yours,









(fl14abrri Il(ab Tmpang
FILOI)IA EVETR.(4 LAI)ES, IANI)S
809 G- STnEE NOUZTIINVEST
M.L L. 130WEN & CO.. WAv%sHINGTrON. U. C,.
GENEflAL AGENTS~
PmomE 'MAIN 4200













Id. Ave. and G Street


August 29, 1913.




Kiss A.'V. Cain,
Pisbee Building,
Jacksonville, !la.

By dear Miss Cain:-

Yours with petition for road received. I greatly
wish we milht have had several weeks in which to work this
up right. *e have meeting, here. Ag.,.in, i have buyers in
Chicago and elsewhere and know still others who could be
reached by mail. But the time allowed was too short.

Again, the question was raised here whether the
signer of the petition involves himself in any obligation,
pecuniary or other, in signing. You can tell me this. 'ut
can't we have enough time to voork this up right?

Again, the legislature has passed an important law
forcounty drainage (digest enclosed). Can's you help us work
this up for the territory about okeelanta? I have asked the
county coimlissioners whether they are ready to do business but
have no reply.


'inoeroly yours,








(~Jrnnpan~
FLORIDA EN' F R( ~ LAI)E~ LAN1)~
809 U- STREET NORTI-1W'EST
XI. L. I3OWEN & CO., WASHINGTON. 1). C.
GENERAL AGHNTM
PHONE MAIN 4200













lTd. Ave. and G Street.


August 29, 1913.



Mr. G.C. Bantz,
1628 S Street, N. 7.,
City.

Dear i.r. Bantz:-

EInclosed find copy of' my letter to Dr. Barr which
you will kindly return.

'he Constitution of the Okeelanta Association, Article
'II, provides:

Any person owning any of the land conveyed by the
Trustees of this Association, and payinghis dues, shall be
a member of the Association. ThIe secretary'ss list of merabers
shall be the official list.

This seems to open the way for the solution you suj tested.


3i.ncerely you.s,








(Glamtrr Eianib Qompang
FJLORIDA EVERGLADES ]LANDS
809 G STREET NORTH WEST
M. L. BOWEN & CO., WVASHINGCTON, D. C.
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE MAIN 4260








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Ed. Ave. and G Street.


August 29, 1913.


Dr. W. Allen Barr,
32 North State Street,
-hicato, ll.
My dear Dr. Barr:-
I thank you for your letter of the 26th inst anid
appreciate the encouraging news it contained.

A papter.ihereby we may cormnujcate with the contract
holders is vital to the success of any development work in our
territory. I am glad you appreciate the effort Mrs. cCullough
made with the .arlyird. ;e have by no means given up here
the idea of a paper. Some funds from the office of the Okeelanta
Association :a', be needed to launch it. '?hey should be the more
easily obtained if the ".'rustees can handle their corpany organi-
zation entirely without our help which I certainly wish were
possible though I do not believe it.
As to the permanency of our Association -- I have per-
sonally, from:i the first, probably bern the 0 ost active and insistent ,'
in urging that we should have but onQ .2,~..iiation and notwo;
i.e., Association and Company. If the land company officers,
Trustees and Okeelanta Association officers could have been
gotten together for a half hour at ;'esat .almj Beach, as I almost /'
frantically endeavored to get them' together, the problem could
doubtless have been solved then and there. I.ut they did not, and
the problem is still with us.


I can still see ja...way, whereby the r:erger of Association
and Company can probably be effected; but it will take a little
time to work out, an end I shall be glad to further.
If, however, the proposal be that, immediately on the
organization of the Company, the Assockjtion must commit suicide, I^
objections will certainly be raised. -
As to the "consent of the- -astees to orgaize the
Okeelanta Company without merging the Association", I may say that
two, at least, of the Trustees recognize fully that their Board
has no more to say about the Okeelanta Association, its policies,
perpetuity, dues collections, etc. thap our committee have to say j
about the internal administration of t; and they are very I
freefrom manifesting feeling because the Association helped them.


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gratis, out of a baid gle, and has voted to help them, gratis
again, out of another. '.'iy anyone should is mr.ore than I can
Comprehend.

Further, our Trustees are solemnly obligated by tje
Trust Deed under which they work to proceed, "with all convenient
S"eed". to cause the companyto be organized. This duty was
/laced tuponthem sixteen months ago. The money with which to do
*8 W-fhas J3argely been raised, or wholly, and offerejtiem without
charge. The probleraseof --anization have long.sincebfea. solved;
and still, though, for months, two of them have been ready and
anxious to proceed at once, nothingijs done.

It has been several times strongly intimated to me that,
unless this important duty.is soon performed, it would be not only
must, but wholly ,&acticable, to take fo.ra4_ateps to see that i
this work is expdi ted. 'here is a lkit beyond which patience, /
we are told, teases to be a virtue.

Sincerely yeurs,


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HlYambern IE~ani Tompany


M. L. BOWVEN &- CO..
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE MAIN 4260


FLORIDA EVEIRGLADES LANDS
S09 G STREET NORTHWEST
WASHINGTON, D. C.


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Ed. Ave. and G Street.


August 29, 1913.






Mr. Hutson B. Saunders, Jr., Clerk,
Office Cou, ty Com.aissioners,
Jest :'aln Beach, '.'lorida.

Ty dear Sir:-

On the 12th I wrote the county cor-aissionera
inquiring whether they were prepared to proceed now in
accordance with Chapter 6457, General Laws of Florida,
1913, providing for county drainage. Thus far I have
no reply. I should appreciate prompt info: ation on
this point.

Very truly yours,


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Qhunpan~


M. L. BOWEN & CO.,
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE MIAIN 4200


FLORIDA E V ERGLAI)E~ LAN1)S
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~VASHING~TON. 1). C.






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NELW MODERN, FIREPROOF, REINFORCED CONCRETE
L. 0. HOOPER, MANAGER
LEUROPEAN PLAN

3irort uitdtrratr, 3ia., August 29, -1913.__.


My dear Doc:

Your letter of the 23rd, and your two letters of the 27th,
have just been received and glad to hear from you.

Also, the folders were received, but note that you have
same old prices, viz: $60 on the canal etc., is this correct. Of course
I do not want to send them out or work on this price unless it is?

Also, I am in receipt of a letter from Weaver telling me of
a long talk he had with you, assuring me that if I sold some of-your
tracts that you would pay me the commissions in cash, not considering
accounts, which I thank you, and will try and land some of them.
Snow my condition financially just now, and must sell something
that I can realize some cash out of.

I just took Doc Halley up to lake Okeechobee, in an effort
to sell him one of these tracts, and he is about in the notion. I'm
writing him to take the matter up with you, and handle it direct, as
I am going west tomight, and it will be better to just fix up between t
you. I was not sure about the price, so I could not press it at the
set price, but I do not think he will pay over $60, as Bolles is now
V selling canal lands at $60 and other land at $50 and $40. Forbes trying
to sell him a Bolles tract (I think) canal land at not over $60.

Now to answer your letter of the 27th, in regard to the
snag you struck with Pratt on the survey, raising the price to $600.
I went right out and hunted him up for you. Confidentially, he seemed
to be boozing a little to me, so I could not get at just all I wanted,
but I had a long talk with him. He did not mention your excuse "That
owing to the rains it was so much wetter, more wading and worth the
difference" He did not say anything about that at all. He said that
he figured it at first, just to put in 2x4rs 4 feet long, now that
you wanted Galv pipe, and probably drove down 16 feet, and so many
pther things that you did not mention at first, all costing money,
/that he could not touch it for less than $600. Another thing he
intimated was that you were collecting from the buyers $1 per acre
for this survey, $640, that he thought he ought to have the $600
when you would be $40 to the good then.

He is too old and crippled up to go do this work himself,
will probably send Franklin out to do it(who is allright by the way)
so if you want my advice, you had better just get on the train, get
your surveyors and go out there and get it done.

I saw Lunmark this morning. He said the pipe had come







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1. O. HOOPEIR, MANAGER
EUROPEAN PLAN

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Sbut that is all he siad. Pratt said you only sent about 30 pieces
of pipe and that would not start the game. I don't know what part
Lunmark is supposed to play, but he is just an ignorant swede, honest
Ithink, but he is busy running the boat and he cannot attend to
anything.

I could have attended to these matters for you, but it's too late
!/now, as I'm going west tonight. I don't think you will beat $600
much for what you want done, as it will cost them about $150 for a
boat to go there, live in and do the work.

As to the rain there's nothing to it as yet. They have not hardly
had enough rain up there for the Stuff growing. Heavy rains west and
,-.,y' which may raise the lake a little, but everything is allright yet
...t's the way it looked to me the first of the week. I just spent
a week there.

First-Clark Co sent the crews to Okeechobee today to start a dredge
to work on the Palm Beach Canal next week, that's a big help. I have
not time to write you the news but if you are getting the daily Metrop
you know of the improvements, and the big dredge burning at Miami
which will slow up things a little as it will keep the next biggest
dredge off the Palm Beach canal work for a few weeks.

My address for the next two weeks or so will be as follows:

G.G. Stroop,
R.F.D.#3, Box lwi #1-02,
Cleburne, Texas.

But please keep this address private, and if you should come down to
Okeechobee "Just ask them where I am at" See.

With very best wishes, and hoping to sell some tracts for you
in Texas, I am,
Since ,

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id. Ave. and G Street.


August 30, 1913





Mr. H.E. ryers,
Lawyer's Building,
,Yiari, Fla.

My dear VJr. Pyers:-

I thank you for your letter of the 28th, and shall
be glad to know how the plow' pans out. .i ne of our mren here
called last night and told me he had ordered one of the
Indiana (Grein::.stle?) motor ployws. ith the help of some
mechanics he in proposing to improve it, put attacrinent3 on
it, and adapt it generally to Glade farmain-g "cork and then use
it this fall at, keelanta. Between, you anu hir-, I hope the
plow may be made a bij success.

A very wi.rn friend of .ine, r ] z i. ilson of
the Kansas legislature, has.just started fr:r. here for Tampa,
and will return soon. I have urged i o. to ,o froi; 0 t. Lyers
through- the Glades and to see Zona. lie is likely to do sc.
'In such case, I have told hin he sio;ld by ;ll r eaii get into
touch with you, in whinh event I hope it Mnay be possible for
yol to see that he has a cianhc to size up Zona. lie is an
exceptionally fine fellow, and I am sure you will like hirm.
He lectures all over the United Gtates and is in position to
help free the Glades from the black eye from which they are still
suffering.


Cordially yours,