Business Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2). Sept. 1, 1913- Oct. 30, 1913

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

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'd. Ave. and G Street.


September 5, 1913.







M;r. v.w. ;{,:.].
:'ajestic Building,
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Lcy dear Vr. Heil:-

Only yesterday I t3aw the Ietyopoli story of yoir land
matter. I have Atchie th. kaleidoscopic ch.1ng-es in the r ":.a-
mient and handling of the old 1.and Sales Company, Lu- never e:..ect-
ed to see yo caught in the vortex. Am .oiderin- 'hat is behind it
all.

Of course, I don't know-. your plans. However, I want
to call :your attention to -ine. "That little proposition of mine
at Okeelanta looks sna ll, but, -;it, all due respect and personal
humility, I submit that, after: reclamation, it's far and a-,'a the
biggest idea ever launched in connection with ti e ;verglades.

y plan is revoluitionary. it means not isolated Crusoes,
b'ut a cooperative village con: unity, i-uch on the order, with big
improve ents, of agricultural cor.,. nuniiies no. flourishirng in E.urope.

,.y pkan begins with a clean slate. It pl-ns a tow-n in
or adjoiniL-q which all settlers shall live. Froyu this, it radiates
roads, like wagon spokes, to the remotr st 1bo nd) of thi- far-m tract,
and it locates the farms all a,,out the community within easy reach
from these roads.

I ai, working this out in a small way, beside a town site
planned by others and not very ploasin: to ume. 't-he t inc to do is
to get a big tract of land, plan a town site on ideal lines, with
roads, canals and everything else necessary, and advertise the
proposition as the real solution of a bunuh of problems all in one.

This plan includes the agricultural credit scherie, which
I was interested in before Congress and the *'hite House heard of
it. It includes cooperative shipping and rmarketinj-, which I was
working on before the Agricultural Depart.lent said a word.

Now you are one Everglades man who, I believe, is big
enough to see the significance of this proposal. .hiy can't we
contrive in some way to work it out together, and build a monu-
ment in the Glades as high as Broward will have some day?








1l1ambers Eanb Gompang


M. L. BOWEN & CO.,
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE MAIN 4260


FLORIDA EVERGLADES LANDS
SO9 G STREETT NOLRTI I VEiST
VWASHIINGTlON, D. C.















!'y little Okeelanta project is or'ving nicely. I have
just bought another canal *Sighty from the State for cash, am
selling quite a bit, and planning an Association to start things
up there this fall. I have deposited rioney in Lauderdale for the
survey of Section 35 and enja.ed a good man.

I see your Company will stop selling land. That may
release some of your Cood salesmen. Can't you throw a few of
these to Ime? I amr paying 15,' commission, straight and have
something over a section and a third yet to sell. I shall appre-
ciate it if you can do this, and some of them nay be glad of the
chance. I have a Chica.go agent who is doing good work for me.


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iM. L. BOWEN & CO..
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE MAIN 4200


FLORI)DA EVERGLADES LANDS
809 G STREET NORTHWEST
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Jepte.uber 6, 1913.




.r. G.G. Stroop,
R.?.D. J3, :os 102,
Cl eburne, exa s.

?y dear Stroop:-

.'ours of 8/29 received, hadn'tt expected you to
go to Texas. Glad yo.. Lot the booklet stuff, and presu- e
you received may letter confir:.,in, w,: t ever wrote you.

I have recently p.Aid the State for the canal
Ui Jity consisting of tracts 51-4 and 59-66. .ea&.'., I ar
nnt wild to sell this canal land at all; for, being rir:.t
by the town site :ind settlement, on the canal ,nd a cut to
be surveyed, it is likely soon to Re very valua'Ile. 4he
",;ok puts its price ;at .'C per acre. Instead, it all stands
now at 75 per acre, with 10, off for cash. These cas;- sales
are the thing all around ,iere ts'ey can be i.de. have a
easternn ,.eit wio has sold sixty acres for .ne for caso i while
I have sold ei iy ive t ie saie way. .at aebps business.
For those desiring co e.--)er la id, I still have, with deeds,
tracts 85-6 and 91-4 at .40 per ,acre, besides tine .outwest
.ti ity witAout deed, at tae same price. t lt'3 all rigut
for 'tin sales. The otser ou.;, t to be saved for daol sales. ,
lei, you nalie a final sale,/ v i-e it in to ,e, at j expense. /E,
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If you want a canal reservation for sale, take
tracts 54 and 65-6.

I have let the survey job to J. 7. Pi'imney, one of
the big engineering Board .:. loyed by Perkins, Iarris, et all
for ,,0, and ie is to begin at once, and iithiou- requiring
a trip Lby me. ho, is that?

.iope ou will be able to do soure m .ainoss and
recoup your finances.

}e ^y Cordially yours,

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(lnambers IEanb Tompany


M. L. BOWEN A CO..
GENERAL AGKNTM
PRON MAIN 4l60


FLORIDA EVERGLADES LANDS
809 G STREET NORTHWEST
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September 6, 1913




r. John T.ua.,rk,
ox ;/131,
"?t. Lauderdale, 71a.

y dear L r. Lunmark:-

Your letter of .:e:)te-:ber .3 and your telegram of
September 4 received. I taank you for your in rest .:d
help. On September 5 I wired, "Have ..p: loyed Painriey,
and sent survey aon-' to Lauderdale bank." '2iis is I r.
J.B. Phin;-;ey, v7io -7ill present you a let ter fro. ne. I
en,.:,Led it by u-ire on September :.d, and belie ve 8e wvi '
prove a od n:an.

I aiave recently ..:.:d t:e -t.te for tracts bl-4
and 59-66, canal f ront -,e. diave not yet receive". deed,
bu., fully expect it.

I s all proaU.'. locate r. Callahan soon on
51-2 or 59-60. .3 would be glad to know frou yoa and -r.
-.jrbes wiici vould be better for 1is use t'.is fall. Does
the Hi~4aborough canal water still affect the land 4ast
of tie'Aunal? If not, i i, :o ld be better to let iW: ave
51-2. He wants to establis. a nursery and de onstration
farfo, and taiis would give 1i.c riore display frontaLe on the
canal. 3h~l1 be ,... to .iave early reply on tuin important
ooint.

Shall be ;lad if you can begin selling ri ,'it .w.va.
This canal front .-e I siall iold at 475 per acre uiWles3
you, 'orbes, a1d others advise a different figure. In fact,
I ara not very anxious to sell it. You ..\,' ,eii on tracts
51-4, ;uid 53. On these, if ,u. .'ed '/iti vi.,Lur, you will nave
no co:..)etition. Jire me of your first sale at O:.:pense.
Get full casia if possible, allo'.inL 10^ discount. T in is
better all around.

I still ;vve 49-50, 85-6, and 91-4 for ,-;iich I have
deeds. 1;y Chicago agent is working on these. Pass 4 .-50,
but if you have a c dancee to sell one of tte others prompt3,
especially for cash, do so and *?ire me.

Please inform ne of progress of survey.

Cordially yours,




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Qll~ambrni IEani Qhimpan~


M1. L. HOWEN & CO.,
GENERAL AGENTh
PEONE MAIN 4B60


FLORIDA EVERGLAD1)ES LANDS
809 G STREET NORTHWEST
WTASHINGTON, D. C.





CAPITAL $1000000


V. W. HELM,
PRESIDENT
J. M. COBB,
Ve PSEr S TREAsURER
H.E. MYERS,
SEC'Y.& GEN'L.MANAGER


(INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OFFLORIDA)
EVERGLADES LAND COMPANY TELEPHONE
EVERGLADE LAND SALES CO. RANDOLPH 1773


SALE S OFFICE
MAJESTIC BUILDING
CHICAGO


September 8, 1913.


For a few days at least, I shall be in Chicago and
duri:n- that period am handling our sales correspondence. -,'ill
say in the be-inning that the Hiami ::etrr.oolis stnry ynu refer
to vas erroneous anO that there was nothi4 j1gal to si.ijort
the ar.nruncem.mnt. I attach hereto copy of Bulletin #121 of
September 2nri issuedd by YMr. Helm just prior to his departure
for :irii, -hich explains fully oursp6lsition.

;i -.. have no th,-:ht of discontinuing our sales
work, :.e, ofP .or.rse, are not in a position to offer you any
encoiraL-emenet alnr. the lines mentioned in your letter,
althot-Vh .'c.u probably realize that it has always been a
pleasure fc.r .Er. Helm and I to assist you in every way -we
could consistently, and in the event of a ch:-Ii.e, we would
still hold ti-r:t satre feeling toward you. I am glad to inow
that you re pro,-ressing nicely and that success is attend ,in-
-iour sales efforts. In the meanwhile, you know that we both
feel that 'we owe a duty to several th-.ius:,,id people who have
put their full faith and trust in us in the past and who are
entitled to our efforts in the future,at least until such
time as overythin.: is safe.

I shall appreciate it if you will kindly consider
this letter as a personal one although still an officer in
our Company', a-nd, furthermore, that you kindly hold the con-
tents of this communication as strictly confidential excepting
th: t "*.Nhre opportunity presents itself you offer a simple
denial '" this :-etropolis story Until further advice,
kindly send ,rniz communication's to either lJr. Helm or myself
to this office iand mark them "personal."

. Vith Ill good wishes, I am l


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COMMITTEES: INDUSTRIAL ARTS
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Mr. TThomas E. Will,- .
80f? Woodward 3juilding, --""' :
WasT bngton, D. -C. B .. .. .

ar Mr. Wia1:

S I h'iv1 endeavored to re'A' you by telephone

several tiles 'but as yet have been unable to do so.

I should be glad to have you call at my of1c1q to-morrow

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i. r. .'.H. Austin,

inneapolis, j inn.

dear r. A ustin:-

I am wondering Iuiat have .een t'ne total

results to date fr' our call for dues, and

Wirete or t:e call Has now entirely sent its

force. : "oula you auvij e eneferri.e t.,e

ii of ;...v ticr ell for ;n entire Year

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THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. SUNDAY


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.

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WASHINGTON, D. C.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER





Z. H. AUSTIN
PRESIDENT


D. D. MclNNIS
SUPERINTENDENT OF AGENTS


HENRY M. LITTLE
SECY AND TREAS.


NORTH AMERICAN LIFE AND CASUALTY CO.
OFFICES, 917-918-919-920-921 PLYMOUTH BUILDING


BRANCH OFFICES
210 N. Y. LIFE BUILDING, ST. PAUL, MINN.
E. A. HEMPEL, DIST. AGENT
07T MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT


LIFE ACCIDENT HEALTH
INSURANCE


MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.


Sept. 15, 3913.


Mr. Thos. E. Will,
Md. Ave. and G Street,
Washington, D. C.
Dear 'r. Will:

Responsive to yours of the 1]2th inst., beg to
advise you that our call has produced about *-*75.00 to date,
of which $390.00 came from new members. This means that Ifj5.
responded this year that did not respond last year. The tot-
al amount of cash on hand at the present time is E -11.2D. -

From the correspondence I have received, I am of the
opinion that none of those who have registered and paid their
dues have any interest in the matter whatever except a purely
financial one. Each one seems tc think that his interest in
the common lands is worth l.0CO.a year ard, apparently, are
not at all interested in any other purpose for whch the Ass
ciation was organized. /


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J^V BRYANT & GREENWOOD ./3
1301-1306 Westminster Building, Comrner Monroe and Dearborn Streets
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S. RNWOOD TELEPHONE CENTRAL 4764 ABT72RN OFFICE
SGRENOO 531-533 KIMBALL BUILDING
F. BRYANT CHICAGO BOSTON. MASS.
ELMUR T. ANDERSON FLORIDA OPPICE
LAKE WORTH

September
Thirteen
Nineteen Thirteen.


* Mr. G. C. Bants,
#1628 8. St.,N.W.,
Washington, D. C.

My Dear Mr. Bantz:s--
Replying to your letter of an earlier date
this month, I ask your pardon for the delay in attention
to the questions you have put therein.
First of all, Mr. Bantz, it has been my
desire to avoid organizing this Company by correspondence.
My duties in other lines are entirely too heavy to attempt
to do this. I believe you will agree with me that our re-
sponsibilities in the organization of this Company are not
light and I have no doubt you have a better defined idea
of the details that should necessarily be well decided upon
by the three trustees representing the interests of as many
owners of this stock as we do before the matter passes out
of our bands.
The-first proposition is the matter of finc- 71/
ing this Company so that it will be able to do the things
necessary until some of this property becomes productive.
Second,- The most desirabljeJaws under which e
to incorporate. In this connection I will say that I have '
made a study of the various laws and am convinced that
Delaware. JWs are not4 _1 mos, favorable under which to
organize a Company of this character and for several reasons
which I have not the time to discuss in detail here.
Third- The amount of capital stock of this
4 Company and its effect upon future station to be borne by
the Company.
Jourth- Pri .Jeges that may safely be granted
Sa Company, the purpose of which is to hold and develop a
property for three thousand or more different ownefT"and
safeguard the interests of these owners.

&~ There are other details which I think will
come to your mind in connection with this matter, and if it
is to be impossible for you to come to Chicago during this
month or next, which I very much desire that you should, as-
suring you that some provision will be made for covering the
expense of your trip here, I ask if you favor the planof Mr.









Mr. G. C. Bantz


Chapman mvj plfoeeting and discussing the details
and agreeing upon a plan for the organization of this
Company to submi -the .rf .1q you for your approval before
final action is taken. It has been my desire that we all
meet and agree together upon the pain of organization and
put it through harmoniously as all other portions of our
work have been done, but if this is to be impossible I
see no other plan than to act along the lines above sug-
gested, if it is agreeable to you*
Regarding the matter of Mr. QgRgia..position
and other large stockholders of the Company, and to test
the sentiment of these regarding the best plan to secure
the =oney for the organization and other expenses in
carrying the land thaT"should be provided for I am placing
before yoyu and Mr. Chapman thi. prgposition:-
gl7 I took theoffivial list of purchasers of
Everglade lands the other evening and listed up all
contract holders I found there four or more con- "
t)ac6s. In number there are about 4fift y-fa, some few
having as high as telvjp to seventeen contracts.
It is my belief that if the trustees were to
prepare a return postal card outlining two propositions,
the one that it will be necessary to call upon each contract
holder for the payment of One Dllar on ea~h.ghare of his
stock interest in the Company to provide a fund for organ-
ization expenses to refund the advance for taxes already
made and to assure payment of t.axs for the next two ears
and to provide a fund to put the Company safely on6eTs feet,
or, Proposition two: That it will be necessary for the
trustees to borrow_ a-ah .money as is required for these
purposes and to authorize the Company when organized to
sell or mortgage such portion of thep ert as would be
/necessary to provide payment of such amount of money as
Shad been borrowed; that we will get a general expression
of the stand that will be taken*
SIbelieve if these two propositions were placed
before the fifty or more larger contract holders for a
reply as to which they regard as the most_4e irable propo-
sition that it would fairly reflect the sentiment of all
contract holders owning more than one share of the stock.
The printing and mailing of fifty postal cards would be
very little expense and I believe it would serve as a
valuable guide for us in our action.
(U Mt. Greenwood has kindly agreed to bear the
expanse- of putting ou.this. nnommunication to fifty or
one hundradowners of the larger interests in the property.
If you approve of this plan we will be very glad to put the
matter through and advise you of what return we receive on
these two propositions placed side by side*


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Mr. G. C. Bantz


Trusting I may hear from you at your
earliest convenience, and with kindest personal
regards,
Yours very truly,,

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Secularism is an ethical system founded on the princi-
ples of natural morality and independent of revealed relig-
ion or supernaturalism. Its first postulate is freedom of
thought-the right of every man to think for himselLf-The
Encyclopedia Americana.
Secularism aims, first, to free our views of human life
and conduct from their traditional association with religion
and theology, and, secondly, to lay a far greater emphasis
than the traditional religious ethics does on the impor-
tance of the material conditions of life.-Nelson's Encyclo-
pedia.
The Secularist has a creed as definite as science and as
flexible as progress, increasing as the horizon of truth is
enlarged. . The aim of Secularism is to promote the
moralization of this world, which Christianity has proved
ineffective to accomplish.-George Jacob Holyoake.

Secularism embraces everything that is of any real in-
terest or value to the human race. It fills the circumfer-
ence of human knowledge and of human effort. It is, you
may say, the religion of this world; but if there is another
world. it is necessarily the religion of that as well.-Robert
G. Ingersoll.
Secularism is the religion of science, the antidote for
superstition, the remedy for fanaticism. It deals with the
natural, ignoring and denying the alleged supernatural.-
Hyland C. Kirk.
The province of Secularism is not only to enunciate
positive principles, but also to break up old systems which
have lost their vitality, and to refute theologies which have
hitherto usurped judgment and reason. It professes to
know nothing about worlds beyond the tomb, and asserts,
should there be any, that their duties do not begin here.
It declines to be dictated to by any priests, or to listen to
the ridiculous stories about alleged sacred books. It rec-
ognizes no church but that of humanity, and knows no code
of morals but that which is based upon the happiness of
man. It would make reason, not faith, the guide of man-
kind.-Charles Watts.
Secularism espouses the cause of this world versus the-
ology; of the secular and temporal versus the sacred and
ecclesiastical. Secularism claims that religion ought
never to be anything but a private affair; it denies the
right of any kind of church to be associated with the public
life of a nation, and proposes to supersede the official in-
fluence which religious institutions still exercise.-Paul
Carus.
This League opposes all teaching which assumes or as-
serts the supernatural, and it affirms and seeks to promote
the principles of Secularism. . Secularism rejects all
theology and mythology as hostile to progress and human
development. . Secularism seeks to remove all ob-
stacles to the fullest freedom of thought, and to promote
the intellectual emancipation and progress of humanity.
. This League makes the complete separation of
church and state one of its chief objects, and to this end
indorses and advocates the following-
"NINE DEMANDS OF LIBERALISM":
(I) That churches and other ecclesiastical property shall
be no longer exempt from taxation; (2) that the employ-
ment of chaplains in Congress, in legislatures, in the army
and navy, in prisons. asylums, and in all institutions sup-
ported by public money, shall be discontinued, and that all
religious services maintained by national, State, or munic-
ipal governments shall be abolished; (3) that all public
appropriations for educational and charitable institu-
tions of a sectarian character shall cease; (4) that, while
advocating the loftiest instruction in morals and the
inculcation of the strictest uprightness of conduct, re-
ligious teaching and the use of the Bible for relig-
ious purposes in public schools shall be prohibited;
(5) that the appointment by the President of the United
States and the governors of the various States of religious
festivals, fasts, and days of prayer and thanksgiving shall
be discontinued; (6) that the theological oath in the courts
and in other departments of government shall be abolished,
and simple affirmation, under the pains and penalties of
perjury, established in its stead; (7) that all laws, directly
or indirectly enforcing in any degree the religious and theo-
logical dogma of Sunday or Sabbath observance shall be
repealed; (8) that all laws looking to the enforcement of
Christian morality as such shall be abrogated, and that
all laws shall be conformed to the requirements of natural
morality, equal rights, and impartial justice; (9) that, in
harmony with the Constitution of the United States and
the constitutions of the several States, no special privi-
leges or advantages shall be conceded to Christianity or
any other religion; that our entire political system shall be
conducted and administered on a purely secular basis; and
that whatever changes are necessary to this end shall be
consistently, unflinchingly, and promptly made.
-From "Principles and Objects" of Washington Secular
League as embodied in its constitution.


National Secularist organization in the United States:
AMERICAN SECULAR UNION AND FREETHOUGHT
FEDERATION; headquarters, 79 South Water Street,
Chicago, Ill. Local organizations in many cities and towns
throughout the country.


FOUNDED IN 1870
FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ITS MEMBERS IN THE STUDY OFFICERS
OF TRUTH, AND FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE PRESIDENT
HIGHEST INTERESTS OF SOCIETY." JOHN D. BRADLEY.......... 33 Carrol
Takoma Park
VICE-PRESIDENTS
H. W. SELAH..............17 Third Sir
DAVID ECCLES.................Land
PROF. HYLAND C. KIRK...... 52 C Stre
DR. J. J. SHIRLEY ......1615 Swan Str
SECRETARY
7 ; AQUILA BADEN......935 New York A'
TREASURER
FRANCIS D. SCOTT......o03o N. Capi
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
WM. D. MACKENZIE ..............31T Stri
PROF. J. W. NIGH ..................Langd
PUBLIC MEETING. ADDRESS, AND DISCUSSION EVERY J. A. MACKNIGHT ................. Glen E
DONALD MACPHERSON, EsQ ......... 915 I
SUNDAY AT 3 P. M., FROM OCTOBER ,ST TO MAY DR. JAMES O. STEVENSON ...... 22 I Str
IST. AT PYTHIAN TEMPLE, 1012 NINTH
STREET N. W.. WASHINGTON, D. C. JOHN D. BRADLEY PROF. HYLAN
DR. J. J. SHIRLEY




33 Carroll Ave.,
Takoma Park, D. C.,
September 14, 1913.

Prof. Thomas E. Will,
Ouray Building,
G Street near Ninth N. W.,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Dr. Will:

As president it falls to my lot to arrange,

subject to the action of the executive committee,

for speakers for the Sunday afternoon meetings of

the Secular League during the coming season, be-

ginning with the first Sunday in October. I am

sure the League would be pleased to have you ad-

dress it again this season, and I shall be pleased

to hear from you at your earliest convenience as

to whether you can favor us in this way, and if so,
about when and upon what topic you would prefer to
speak. We would like to have you speak as early
in the season as-possible. I would like to have
some representative of Socialism discuss before us
the subject of "Socialism and Religion," pointing
out the attitude or position of Socialism with re-
1 spect to religion, which appears to be a live topic
now, and which is a topic that would especially ap-
peal to a Secular League audience. I might suggest
that there has been running in the "Metropolitan"
magazine for several months a series of articles
under the title "Socialism and Spiritual Expansion"
by Dr. George D. Herron in which Socialism and re-
ligion appear to be identified, and that in "The
Nineteenth Century and After" for August a writer
considers the question of Socialism and religion
and reaches the conclusion that Socialism would
destroy religion and declares that "to establish
Socialism is to disestablish religion." A summary
of the latter article is given in "The Literary Di-
gestllfor September 6. And of course these are


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but instances of a great deal that is being said with reference

to the question of the relation of Socialism and religion. Some

three or four talks or addresses along this line have been made

in the District of Columbia by local Socialists within the past

six or eight months. Some of these I have heard, and have felt

a desire to have the matter presented more fully by some repre-

sentative Socialist before the Secular League. If you should not

care to discuss this topic, I would be pleased to have you sug-

gest some Socialist speaker whom we might obtain to discuss the

subject. By the way, in connection with your address before the

League am ;tzaxx7 sometime last fall on "Home Rule for the Dis-

triot" you pointed out that you proceeded upon the assumption that

the principle of democracy was accepted as axiomatic, whereas

some of the criticism made was in the nature of attack upon the

democratic principle itself. You stated that you could not take

up the greater question of the legitimacy of tkx democracy in

that discussion. It has occurred to me that you might care to

take up this question in an address, and defend the legitimacy

and soundness of the democratic principle, provided you do not

regard that as too academic.

Trusting I may hear from you soon regarding the matter

of an address before the League, and that you will be able

to go on the program for a date either in October or November,

I am
Very sincerely yours,














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Mr. Jon Lnimar<,

lorida.
Ft. Laud erdal e,
"y dear L>r, Lun~ia.rk;,

Your night letter re Philney received yesterday LIrning

and answered at night as follows:

H ave authorized Phinney to tdraw "4200 ban security of
transit. !:ust keep balance in bank till job is finished
and accepted. .*,n security of this balance he should be
able to get local credit for food and supplies till through.
H'ow is business?':

It would not do for no to let all1 t1is. 9noney. out he-

fore any work is done. '?he contract calls for an advance

of only .4 A150, which I have raised to :.200 on security of

transit. '4ith the money safe in the bank, and the papers

he can snow as to experience, connections with the State

Engineering "oard, otc., ho should have no trouble getting

credit for iaat else The inay need during the brief interval

between now and t'.e filing of plat.

On Septemiber 8 I wrote you:

You will be called upon by the bank to repay the.:,.07
I sent you as freight, so I am sending^-again. I have several
bank accounts, and that one i& >ened tZ be exhausted whenn the
check was presented
for payment.
'Then the bank presents this matter to you, hand them

the new check, for which there is plenty in the account, and

return the old one to me uncashed.









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
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Tracts 91 and 2 were sold yesterday for cash by my
Chicago agent. He is a live wire and, with the arrival
of cool weather, is likely to make the fur fly. Hle now
warts to get in on the canal land -- the '. T. !ighty in
F. I am starting him on the South side: tracts 54 and 65-6,
and telling him to work northh and wire in his sales; so
J you Sty, have to step liv-ly to kecp out of nis way. I
shall be :igh.ty -ladd to se soi e business corning in 1romr.i
Florida.
Cordially yours,









THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,


WASHINGTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. SUNDAYSI


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER




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SOUTH FJORIDA INVESTMENTS- The Town of LAKE WORTH-PALM BEACH COUNTY

BRYANT & GREENWOOD .
1301-1306 Westminster Building. Comer Monroe and Dearborn Streets
W.D J ANT TELEPHONE CENTRAL 4764 A BSTEN AOPICI
Wi. OOD 61-538 KIxBALL BUILDING
. ANTCHICAGO ]BOSTON. MASS.
ZL ANsoN CHCO September FLORIDA OPPICE
,. Nineteenth, .KE WORTH
Nineteen Thirteen.

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

Dear Mr. Bantz:-
Replying to your favor of the 17th inst., as I
said in my last letter, I do not care to attempt to organize
the Okeelanta Company b mail. I will say, however, I am
not in fa4or of organizing under DelaLr.2 laws, for the
reason that I have a considerable interest in a company
organized under Maine laws, and the workings and privileges
of this corporation have never been satisfactory to me, and
I am no exception among the general run of stock holders.
Delaware and Maine corporation laws are very similar.

I have taken advice on the privileges outlined
in the matter sent me by Dr..Jill, and it is very doubtful that
the State of Floqi4& would aoept such an incorporation, as P-
it includes many._rivileges Ta are notgranted by the laws
of that State, such as the building and operating of rail-
roads. MFurther, I do not favor organizing where a non-=esident tU'
dim.ator is a fixed tax of $50.00 per year Also M-neoessi- *,,
stating the holding" o annual meetings a thousand or more '//
miles from the State in whic'-the interests of the company
are located. Nothing is to be gained by organizing in Dela-
ware, as it will be necessary to pay the same fees in the
State of Florida before any right to do business there is
acquired that would be Wfixed were the organization
originally affectedd in Florida.

I advise you again, as I have heretofore several
times, that I hav _..ad the majttr placed in my hands aFare
fully and I am not willing to go ahead on the organization
of this Company on the basis outlined therein. That being"
the case, I request that you re ieve me from the burden of
discuss inghiail as i unnecessary as long /
raseere- organization & not o be cons ieredaw- hjn con-
sen i e Wh eI have along with youjade y-ou say, haa no w de
experience in the organization of companies, I have discussed
this matter with men who have had very wide experience and.
with their advice to support my original views on the proposi-n
/tion placed before me to which you refer, I am continuing to 1
decline jto organize this Company by mail or correspondence.

If you favor the plan that I outlined in the former
letter, I will be glad to hear from you at your convenience
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Mr. G. C. Bantz -8- 9/19/13


relative to acting with Mr. Chapman on some plan to be
submitted to you for your approval, though I am sure you will
understand that I very much prefer to have you meet with us
here and have everything harmoniously agreed upon at the
time.

* With my kindest personal regards,
;* Yours very truly,


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Gepteinber 20, 1913


r. John D. Bradley,

33 Carroll Avenue,

Takopma Park, -.C.


de :. r. -'radley:-


f thank yoU .for y our invitation. At your

sufgestinn I wa willing to speak on the question "Should

the People Rule?" .ly 'Sunday afternoon dates for the

present tire all free. :,;.ould know soon wv(hen 1 hall be

needed.

'or "Socialism and Keligion" I suge3t C.arles

P. INelbit or Cprofessor Cole,;c...

o:ialy kyour s,









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.


WASHINGTON, D. C.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER














:d. Ave. and G Street.
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September 20, 1913.







7. r. R..H. Rouaeau,
B uoynton, I,'l o.riida.

S"" dear ; r. rousseau:-

I a. tla U to near tro, you. YVou ma ri: .er our
meeting tvwo years augo in June when I ';as ridini.:n '.ith
Professor eans.

Ai sorry I do not see how I can become acti-/e in
your proposition at thiW'- ti!e. f ai A.iking a srnuou
effort to start et.lemen;t and developaont vrork iii Athe
* Ok elanta territory.

I note th-at a proposal has beem ..ade your board that
a. road T.e run on th;e line between townships 14 and 45. Had
we known here of that proposal a little sooner 'e coulI have
sent yot a long list of signers to the petition. Ue arc
ve-ry stron)-ly in favor of tihe building of '.aci road.

Again, I have twice written your i board in L.i: n
whether it is possible to begin operations now iudier t'h
new drainage law of :'lorLda. Thus far T h%.-r no reJly. I
have studied the iaw with care, ,nd sh(.u$AJ be la.d to work
to tihe end of having dr-.inage operations begun in the Okee-
lantr. district under your jLoard as soon ;s may Le.

I have given much thought to a plan for planting a
model town in the center of o large tract -- say a towns3;iip
or less -- and organizing an agricultural corl,lunity whose
members would live in town and farr. the adjoining land. I
believe tlis would prove very popular and successful. I
see no reason why it ".ig-ht not be applied to your tract.

sincerelyy yours,

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FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST.



WASHINGTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. SUNDAYS


OBJECT:
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FOUNDER










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' r. Z.H. Austin,
Plymouth Puildin,
Si nneapolis, 5 i :n.

My dear Pr. Austin:-

Inclo.ed find J r.ft for t-vo c dollr-r t;; cov r dues -,
of George A. "'*en, office Secretar. Interior, for two yeIr. -
Am hoping others 7are till pyinf-.

Inclosed find circular regarding Cq lah ian. I cert ain.
ly hope this iay l'Aee.t 'with your approval. unlesss somebody r.kes
a practical. .innijing on our l)1d, we had better nev r nave
invested. The cor'raoenter of interest i: Okee.anta, and
especially the c,.ion.land there. The one ran vhohas been IihI
T1i.lllS by e-ic Lake during : the four years in which o'. hergs a',ve
been waiting, talking ind, a swearin., is C.llan. ..e
now have a ch.:nce to plan&iim at ou.djoor, have h-i. s':art
another splendiid Demois"ratiA 'arrm rifht before the even of
the drov:-. *f ple ";o now constantly trveorse the canal bet.veen
Lauderdale and years nd iget tree readvr with w'ich to start a
splendid grove on our common land, which should yield returns
with which we mijht payir varies for our drudgery ,, nd really
build up a strong orC-.- n'. action.
A'r. Champion seems ver: stronQ"1 averse to the Vruatees'
accepting ano th.g__lollar of our money. lie is Joving heavenn *.nd
earth to 7ra7. ands in some otherjgay to orr-iize the (Connany.
If he doesn't want our n-ioney, we surely don't have to tirow it
away. And if we can't use the Con-)-any this year in beginning \
development, we can use our own or%.Li ition and fUds,. The /
letters received from many o' our -', show then to be very')
sore-mxr .u 1ail.ure to dcr :-et.hin,: or'actical. They don't see
why we should be collecting .lues. -'6"ere we can sh w them.
And a genuin'__beginning m n" wherever one of them is Tn.;erested,
should make it easy to get dues olt of a lot n'iore of them. I
should look with ,'avor, then, upon a proposal to -make tiis rove
the property of those .Vho -R'aylr es, if this can be arranged.

Hoping to receive your early affirmative vote on this
motion, I remain


Sincerely yours,









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. SUNDAYS


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.














Td. Ave. and G Street.



September 26, 1913.




Mr. George H. Smith,
"Vest Palm Beach, Florida.

Mly dear ir. Smith:-

Enclosed find circular letter on starting hi ngs at
Ckeea ta. This is my ._test,and, unless it goes through,
it may prove my7 last, attert;i ; K. -.'.-* ... nizations '
and help get the scattered crowd of ouyers out of the hole.

You know something of the work I have done and the dif-
ficulties I've met in tryinrg4 to r.ake thn Hver"glade.- business
yield3.c1s3'sl ts. I have spent hundreds of dollars' .ort. of
tirte, labor and money on t'hips a!.nd ve -trick more cLstructions
than youi could have ii .inel existed.

C;h... ion has perai 1ently bl~.i every effort to oraCi ze
the Company. He sewers to be e ,. e on our As ociatin. \7as
very indignant that we should have collected ou( Iniu:l dues,
and seems to scorn tl-< iA.de o: ;acceOtin oi p.rofoer' onrey to
pay for or;rnizin...,,? ?7:, .. uny. Instead., he has i ted precious
months in trying to rh. e up iom .ot'.e Rgelie for getting the
money either by passing .thL_.at or telling the contract holders,
No contribution to "'Tustees, no ,haes of utock. je seems to
be no nearer nis end now tli,-an .hen he began. ? r. I.iantz has
worked on himi insi Atently.. I've be,,ed and .le-.d evi. ti Lir to
let us get t iiL: s under v for tf 4 fall, but there's nothing
doing.

aIov,, our."iney is lyigj idle and useless in the treasury.
The Callahan-Atfer to start thingss came unexpectedly. I am
* corresponding with him as to wh: t car be don anrd I believe,
with your help, we can put the enclosed proposition through.
If so, let's do it riI;ht ; rva, before we have lost another year.

.77r. 'c,'ullough has Cordially you:s,
written him.









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

















P.S. Yours, of the 19thf at hand. I have seen tihe paper by

the Tennessee man, cully, but -no other.

I shall be interested to leqrn how your letter

impre ses e r. Austin.

You are likely to have 1'rs. T:cCullouijI in .Dece'mber

for a nei, ibor. yith you and her together it ought to he

possible to keep tringu removing in your neck of tile woods.

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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.

m9192 iiors


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER
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Nd..Ave, eand G Street,
Washington, D.C., Sept. 1913



Members of Executive Committee Okeelanta Association.
Dear Friends:.:-

"The harvest is past and the sukmer is ended" and
the Okeelantaq mpany which, in AprilJ.912, was to be organized
"with all convenient speed", is noLget organized.

/ That A4 might be ready to assist settlement and
development at Okaelanta this fall, strenuous efforts to secure
jhe incorporation of this company were made last May. SoQgf
alter, the funds-were raised by this Association, and offered
to the Trustees. "

Two of the three Trustees were ready in June to
organize, It is now late in SeoJamber. Were the Company
organized to-morrow, it is doubtful whether it could ail
materially this year.

But all is not lost. What cannot be doneAone way
may, sometimes, be done in another.

Just what have we been trying to do? In our letter
of AueustJ4.st, 19g to the contract holders, we said: "This
Association can be of notable assistance to the contract holders
in many ways." Among these, the following were suggested:
"Paying the taxes on the common land. Beginning improvement o
f the urban land" i.e.,. the eigahty-odd acres in Okeelanta--
(This land lies in a strip on the West side, and another on
the North side of the town site,)

In our letter of June 5th, 1913 to the contract holders
we repeated these statements. e reminWVd the buyers that "some
eighty acres of the common or gift-Jand lie in the town.aite of
Okeelanta,", and we urged all to pay their dues, "and so aid
in saving and furthering our valuable common interests."
Our Treasurer reports that, after paying the expenses
of dues collection, he now has in our treasury a cash balance
of ---..--.-----.----.---.. ...-.-- ...,..-....... $941.99

Assuming that hte Association may
again be desired to advance the tax money
amounting, last year, to------------------241.45
we shall still .have, on hand, a balance of$700.54










This, we had expected to use in financing the qrg~i-
zation of the Okeelanta Company. However, twb-things have
happened; 1. As noted, the time haa-passed for this company to
aid materially in furthering the common-iaoterests of our contract
holders this year,
2. One of the Trustees seems resolved that the organi-
zation and launching of the Okeelanta Company shall be effected
without drawing upon the funds of this Association. This, barring
tax payment, leaves oujr fundAAe,.

Now, the question before us is this: Shall we permit
another year to slip by without attemptinm.anything in the
intq&a8t of our- ambArs?

For one I am stronglpwaverse to such dilateo,.actios.
"Hope deferred" is making "the heart sick", Confidence in the
Everglades has shrunken beyond estimate, Here, even, where more,
probably, has been done in the interest of the Everglades than
in almost any other place, confidence is ata low_,bb, and former
friends have become skeptics or bitter foes.

There is imperative need that something practical be
(done, and done at once. It is vain to wait on the State, the 2
land companies or the Okeelanta Company. Unless we, the Exe-
cutive Committee of this Association, act, and act promptly,
another preciouLyear will be laat,

"Whaj" you ask, "can be done?"

ub For one thing, this: We can "begin improvement of the
urban land; i ,e.0 the eighty-odd acres in Okeelanta......

Two jjars ago, I saw the beginnings of ZUS., Last July,
I saw O0eelanta and vicinity. Conditions there now are, in my
judgment, more favorable for settlement and development than
they were at Zona two years ago. To-day, Zana is a thUjving,
village community, while Okeelanta is a saw-grass. wilderness with-
out a solitary settler or a tent '

/ rAnd how can we begin? The Wizard of the Lake, A.V
\ X tCall lan, iv willing to go to Okeelanta or vicinity and start a)
nurseryy and Demonstration Farm. He writes, "The Lake is slowly
and surely going down, and I honestly believe settlers could
safely commence operations next winter." He is speaking of
Okeelanta. Numerous others report the Lake to be falling and
the land to be dry and cultivable.

Mr. Callahan cannot settle upon Okeelanta, for it is
not surveyed; and only the Omtiscient knows when it will 1e
surveyed. An adjoining section, however, is shortly to be
surveyed. Mr. Callahan wants/^ten acres of canal frontage on /
this section. This can be arranged without cost to our Association,

Mr. Callahan needs money to move several thousand orgage,
grape fruit, guava and other trees to this point, build a cheap








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house, settle andmake a beginning, I believe $500 would enable
him to do this, and begin the work of puttingOkeelanta on the
man.. Some, fromhere, are also willing to ga nad ielp establish
te nucleus of se5jpment. This done, others will follow. A
communi4w,,ill-in&,up beside the town site. We can then
force the survey of Okeelanta. VaJUe will be given to our town
lots and the long-idle, neglected lands of our members, though
miles away, will begin, at last, to be worth owning.

To bring Mr. Callahan we do not need to donate the
money. He has trees: sixty thousand of orange and grape fruit,
and fift thousand of guavas, besides many others. Further, hbs
trees are remarkably clean and free from insect pests, My pro.
posal is this:

Let our Executive Committee say to Callahan: "Establish
a Nursery and Demonstration Farm near Okeelanta and be ready to
furnish us five hundred dollarsT worth of trees when we want
them, and supervise their planting, and we will pay you now,
that you may move and begin." ( Details found in motion below.)\
In a word,we will offer to buy- of Callahan five-hundred -dollars1
worth of trA&s,paying in advance, on condition he will move and
begin operations this fall. I would have a penalty in case he
did not move. I believe he will accept this offer,

Such a move, I regard as entirely_ practical. In time,
the grove should yield a valuable .return to our members who,
thus far, see no prospect of receiving money back for their dues.
It will, I am sure, go far to put-heart into .them, show them
that our Association has a live management and a serious purpose,
encourage dues-payments, and hasten the time when we can begin
to rea,.jeturns from investments hitherto barren and expensive.

This will leave in our treasury enough to pay,._axes
on the co-mmon land and a two-hundred-dollar balance besides. The
advantages for our members in having Callahan at Okeelanta rather
than some ten miles away, are as follows:

1. His nursery will be handy to Okeelanta and our
common land,
2. He will be on hand and his valuable advice and
supervision will be at our command., on easy terms,
3. The beginnings in settlement and--evelopment will
advertise _.eelanta, draw in settlers and give value to the lots
Sand farm.raacts of our members.

If it be objected that hte lands of others, including
the State, R.J, Bolles, the Florida Everglade Land Company, etc.,
will receive, advantage, the answer is, "This cannot be helped."
On the other.hand, the advantages to our members will outweigh,
by far, the petty cost of one dollar or two dollars each to them.








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Our authority, in addition to the commitment in our
above two letters, is as follows:

"The Executive Committee shall have power to expend
so much of the actual funds of the Association as, in their
judgment, may be necessary for the interests of the Association.
(Constitution, Article VI).
I therefore move that the Executive Committee of the
Okeelanta Association make the following offer:

OFFER, BY THE EXECUTIVE COl:ITTE. OF THE OKEELANTA ASSOCIATION,
TO A.V. CALLAHAN, OF RITA, FLORIDA;
"If, in the fall of 1913, you will establish a Nursery
and Demonstration Farm on a, tract of ne1-sLthan- ten acres on
the canal, near Okeelanta, Florida, and agree to furnish, on call
of this Committee, not sooner than one year from date, five hundred
dollars' worth, at current market price, when ordered, of Qlean,
healthy, high-grade, insect-free, orange, gnape fruit and guava
trees on three-year-old roots and suitable for planting; the
number of each kind of trees to ge determined by this Committee;
and to supervise the proper plating of these trees on lands in
Okeelanta to be designated by them, this Committee will, through
its Treasurer, pay to you, as full compensation, in advance, for
the said trees and services, five hundred dollars ( )), in cash,
as follows: 1. Two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) immediately
on your acceptance of this offer;
2, One hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125) when
you shall have settled on the above tract, and transferred to it
not fewer than five thousand trees as above specified.
3, One hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125) when
you shall have transferred ten thousand additional trees as
specified,
"And it is further understood and agreed that, should
you not establish the said Nursery and Demonstration Fa'rm as
above set forth, and otherwise fully complete this contract, the
said Executive Committee is hereby authorized to receive, from
your present nursery, or any other you r-y then control, trees as
above described to the aslue of one dollar and fifty cents ($3.50),
at current market price, for each one dollar ($1-,0) of money
actually received/b-t you from the said Executive Committee."

.OVED BY .....- ... .. I VOTE

SECONDED BY C on above
motion
EXECUTIVE CO1:.ITTEE, OKEELANTA
ASSOCIATION,

ACCEPTANCE

I hereby accept the above offer, and agree to abtde by
all the conditions therein stipulated,
(Signed) ______......














FORM OF RECEIPT


(Place)_. .

(Date). ...




Received of the Okeelant.a Association, through its
Executive Committee, the sum of $ ,__ like value to be
returned to the said Association by me according to the terms
and donditions set forth in the contract of (Date)
made between the Executive Committee of the said Association
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September 26, 11;.



?'r. H{.F. Kendall,



Dealr Comrde:-

Yours of th,- 21st at hand. The special thing I

wanted tu tell you .about has been tied up ever .ince

by a lalky official in Cnicago. However, settleroent

and eveloprment are abcut to begin ait Gkeelanta Addi-

tion. Law~ence, and 3S.. Copper start n;t week to begin
farming. 'r. Co5pesr will take a motor plow. ''e section
i e now beSg surveyed and the chances are g'ood that, by
aijinsing carly and putting a c'cop of potatoes on tie Chrrist-
:;.,5 market, some ,aroney can be rmade. ?urt'ner, there is a
prob.ability th.-t an experienced and hgIhly Succe3iful
horticulturist "iu has a een \working unOiers on t1'e rmuck by
the Lake ahore for four years will establish a nursery and
demonstration farm on kukee.la'nta Adiition within a month.

I should be glad if you could join the group ', s fall,
taking, say, from.:200 to bOO. I can let you tave the use
of ca--al frontage gratis.

Have never m.et iIenry Virncent. -iHave, known of the
fam iily for mny. years. I know all the VtoomLans well, but
know little of Crystola. Carl Browne is here now.










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.


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FOUNDER


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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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?v dear Lean ::right:-
"r -., .:* t & t; u al *
1 was gl-'- to rece. e ycr: letter of the bti .




t t- t .
int'-. .-.li in re.3torin se] -oAt i ,?t to "ei t'le ;u tia",


'- 1.Well aq c "i'' .'. tihe h e;:' 3 d s f. ],ori. a (:ore litera-

"*' tur?). 1.: "'..atte t involves .. L ( :,i in, ,w.ell ;i. sociology.

"-' "far)lly '.' ell ai I o.r- <.. r ..indly



It -"as just 'aouut thi ^ tii.e in '"9 that I moved

into 9 Olinton Street. .t r.eme;d.er thi; i::i: -cui,.;-tan;co.~
.well as though they htd occurred ..( rd .




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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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,;epit.em*ber 26, 1913


Kr. George 0. -Thtler,

Clerk Circuit Court,

West 'alm ?each, Florida.

Dear 1r. Butler:-

Enclosed fincid l.ee number 16, 419, tco north one-

half, 8.'. 1/4, 33ec. 35-44-36, dated Stebe..r 1, 191:.

I enclose 1.'.55 fee. Shall bz glad to have deed recorded

and returned as -oon as may be.

rmj mailing two plates, one for N. 3/4, and the

other for South 1/4 of Sec. 35, to J.F. PLinney, t.'t Lauder-

dale, to-day. ':hen he files first plat with you, I should

be glad to hear from you that the work is prop erly done.

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.


5WC.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER















Id. Kfve. and C Street.



.epte..ber 26, 1913



''r. John Lu,, .a**.: ,
,+. 7 auderdale, 'loria;"7..

,ry d e:r !' r. uxm':~k! -

If :'r. Pinney began on the 1 lth I prc,'Wur:c he will
soon t, throu .. ile then can draw all his rm"ainin, L1oney,
and settic. ke contract alloxvsc6 hir; ,150 in-, advance.
'h.lis wa3s raised to .::00. I did not feol justified i; ad-vanc-
in; .'more until th. e o:or;; wa, done.

I. ?.t ,ou ,i;nteen land ho ol'ts .n th 326th of July
v and ei,.;;teen r on t/ne '".rd of '".pte:- 'r. "' e stcck is
n rc.'y o:Uit.

I : 'e the deec for te ihty i dini 1-4 d 59-66.
;r:.!1 Le glad to hav ;you b'-;idin 's3 rl t aA'vvy as I have
t-o hi,: -ia. (et. to ra.:ce t') t f Otate by .ctuI-r 18. Further,
iry Chicago ;a:n is p;.shiin. thL:,, and I cannot a3. .lw your
re'(-rvaV itin very loni. u;.'i .e it. i- .nd .

rr:^. '; 5 C,"01, ,' *i.al :; ar nor no v t lla'ble
for .-.le. l..ase ie.in -,iti b .4 i.nd 653 ana wuru k 3outh.

.C. Copper aid .y son Ta rne .LI p".oba'" BtI ;rt for
Okeela nti AddL tin n;xt wveok t: begin cr'oiiing. a. ll be
glad to learn what ti.e coi', tions,,' thliere are.

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THE PEOPLE'S CHURCH
FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE. NORTHWEST,


WASHINGTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT I1. A. M. SUNDAYS

OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.

A-moDp


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER














ld. ,':/e. and G Street.


epte ier 17, 91




C rl'c.:i Lenker,
2220 leaving: Park 3 t.,
ulic jo, Ill.

]-y dea'r ;.... .Denkr:-

:!u ':ill r..i:e er our ride t.' eter la~t July
bo Lak:e keec io ee. "'o sC!o%, e V you fe ', . in1 eXs
a li y' be int.re- te ...n Ikee t. L. f t. ese,
,, ,iica':o agent aid J 'a/e sold since list. : .y over 240
.cres. I l.'^e roce,:l iven ; .i.ent, r. J.3. ue.; a
letter lo you, ru.d nu, e-ste t-. e -e o. :i.:, a view
o" in.,eresti,;i: soi^ e of ':.c-e 1r. o :u" 3s. ,7oug]
pretty bu.-, here, i ave thwo,. t of viiti ii iic,,o in
)raon 'itu L tho .oe, .iru yor el oP in'i0restin;
5..1 0_,) C 'a C'. e. i:id,
tili.e to c..;:,e, ,..(l "o .... you -be ..I':' O ;o el') e :' c t osoe
of t e-e ::. ~en if I C.,n' t,.'::.Ct 3ouit, of t.,::e .1'.:ita is now
'.in, surv-ye. d orop,_i -ork is to eotii. uj on' it very


Th .0.icine 'ou ,:,r y,;u:r t.-ct en c.) '..,er.ent, :nd
1,pin .;.or Qie o,0 o t, .i:;'. , V: .. your elp, "to place
o.. o..' ;.u 'rien ds o: landI t'.y c. us1 e soon, .1 re, ain









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






zarrq (1pman
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR

P^ PIZ iermfitlb, 3Jovan


September 27,1913.


Mr. G. C. Bantz,

Washington,

D. C.

Dear Mr. Bantz:

I have hed a letter or two from
Mr. Chsaion regarding the organizing of the
Compnay, and he sent me a copy of the Florida
Corporations Law. I find by a comparison of it
with your letter of last summer, that the cast
of organizing in Florida will be les than in
Delaware, for it costs as much to get permission
for a foreign corporation to do business"Th
\ Florida as it does to file there for a local
one. This makes all the expense of the State
of DeLayare that much eQ.Xa. The Florida law
does, 1g seem to require that we maintaiLna main
or principalojricse or plaee of. business in that
slate, nor does it seem to require that offriLers
and directors be residea-nt9Q- that state, not that
any of them be resident. If this is the case,
then it is bettertL-oQganiz-eJaere. I do not
care where it is organized, just so it is 4cne
and the sooner the better. I cannot now see that
Delaware is more advantageous than Florida, and
it makes it moreearpensive to start and more to )
pay annually.
I am going to viiit mjgather in south-
central Illinois, the last of next week and will
stay there over Sunday, October 5th. I shall cms
come home about the 8th or 9th, and can come by
way of ChLg, and can meet .you there on either
the Ninth or Tenth. Could you be there at that
time? There is no doubt that we all three will
do all we can to compel_ the C any to pay our
exp eses on that or any oTher mattn1 meeting for
doing the company business. But, of course, I
like you,cannot ask or albow Mr. Champion to pay
* them for me.

I wish you write me at once what you
think of the above matters.


Sincerely yours,








LAWYERS BUILDING PI O.Er.n BASNH iliILDING.
MIAMII VEST PALM B3EAOtIt

JOHNSON, RUGGLES & WELLER
ENGIINEERS

West Palm Beach, Fla., Sept. 27, 1913.



Mr. Thomas E. Will, Pres.,

Florida Everglades Homebuilders' Assn.,

Maryland Ave. and G Street,

Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:-

Your correspondence regarding drainage of your
/ tract in the Everglades, upon which we bid for the sur-
veying, has been referred to us.

If you will write us definitely just what in-
formation it is you want, we can probably give a more
satisfactory answer. However, Af the question you wish
to know is what financial arrangement can be made for
draining, will say that under the State law of last year
you can form a special drainage district of your prop-
erty, bond it and pay for the drainage in that manner.
We can form your district, do the work, and accept bonds
in payment. If you wish estimates upon the probable cost
of draining these tracts into the State canal, you might
send a sketch of your tract, giving an idea of just how
extensive a drainage system you want; that is, how close
together you want your laterals, and then we can give you
an answer to that.

We have had some considerable correspondence
7 with you, all the definite part of it coming from us. 'HWe
would appreciate some concrete statement of just what you
intend to do, and whether or not you intend having us do
it.

Yours very truly,

Johnson, Ruggles & Weller.

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iss ues of t e >Yvee lacdes 1-. ,ine' y copies missed


L;ee la surX r/ a-Y.
;n;-lXl . . ..d to learn ti;i;; you+,, tri'; to iani"

as successful .and tlat our Hlodiid ,ork.i is out +ikelye

to be interfered wit;.

oincere'Ly y ours,









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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Secularism is an ethical system founded on the princi-
ples of natural morality and independent of revealed relig-
ion or supernaturalism. Its first postulate is freedom of
thought-the right of every man to think for himself.-The
Encyclopedia Americana.
Secularism aims, first, to free our views of human life
and conduct from their traditional association with religion
and theology, and, secondly, to lay a far greater emphasis
than the traditional religious ethics does on the impor-
tance of the material conditions of life.-Nelson's Encyclo-
pedia.
The Secularist has a creed as definite as science and as
flexible as progress, increasing as the horizon of truth is
enlarged. . The aim of Secularism is to promote the
moralization of this world, which Christianity has proved
ineffective to accomplish.- George Jacob Holyoake.

Secularism embraces everything that is of any real in-
terest or value to the human race. It fills the circumfer-
ence of human knowledge and of human effort. It is, you
may say, the religion of this world; but if there is another
world, it is necessarily the religion of that as well.-Robert
G. Ingersoll.
Secularism is the religion of science, the antidote for
superstition, the remedy for fanaticism. It deals with the
natural, ignoring and denying the alleged supernatural.-
Hyland C. Kirk.
The province of Secularism is.not only to enunciate
positive principles, but also to break up old systems which
have lost their vitality, and to refute theologies which have
hitherto usurped judgment and reason. It professes to
know nothing about worlds beyond the tomb, and asserts,
should there be any, that their duties do not begin here.
It declines to be dictated to by any priests, or to listen to
the ridiculous stories about alleged sacred books. It rec-
ognizes no church but that of humanity, and knows no code
of morals but that which is based upon the happiness of
man. It would make reason, not faith, the guide of man-
kind.-Charles Watts.
Secularism espouses the cause of this world versus the-
ology; of the secular and temporal versus the sacred and
ecclesiastical. Secularism claims that religion ought
never to be anything but a private affair; it denies the
right of any kind of church to be associated with the public
life of a nation, and proposes to supersede the official in-
fluence which religious institutions still exercise.-Paul
Carus.
This League opposes all teaching which assumes or as-
serts the supernatural, and it affirms and seeks to promote
the principles of Secularism. . Secularism rejects all
theology and mythology as hostile to progress and human
development. . Secularism seeks to remove all ob-
stacles to the fullest freedom of thought, and to promote
the intellectual emancipation and progress of humanity.
This League make* the complete separation of
church and state one of its chief objects, and to this end
indorses and advocates the following-

"NINE DEMANDS OF LIBERALISM":
(I) That churches and other ecclesiastical property shall
be no longer exempt from taxation; (2) that the employ-
ment of chaplains in Congress, in legislatures, in the army
and navy, in prisons, asylums, and in all institutions sup-
ported by public money, shall be discontinued, and that all
religious services maintained by national, State, or munic-
ipal governments shall be abolished; (3) that all public
appropriations for educational and charitable institu-
tions of a sectarian character shall cease; (4) that, while
advocating the loftiest instruction in morals and the
inculcation of the strictest uprightness of conduct, re-
ligious teaching and the use of the Bible for relig-
ious purposes in public schools shall be prohibited;
(5) that the appointment by the President of the United
States and the governors of the various States of religious
festivals, fasts, and days of prayer and thanksgiving shall
be discontinued; (6) that the theological oath in the courts
and in other departments of government shall be abolished,
and simple affirmation, under the pains and penalties of
perjury, established in its stead; (7) that all laws, directly
or indirectly enforcing in any degree the religious and theo-
logical dogma of Sunday or Sabbath observance shall be
repealed; (8) that all laws looking to the enforcement of
Christian morality as such shall be abrogated, and that
all laws shall be conformed to the requirements of natural
morality, equal rights, and impartial justice; (9) that, in
harmony with the Constitution of the United States and
the constitutions of the several States, no special privi-
leges or advantages shall be conceded to Christianity or
any other religion; that our entire political system shall be
conducted and administered on a purely secular basis; and
that whatever changes are necessary to this end shall be
consistently, unflinchingly, and promptly made.
-From "Principles and Objects" of Washington Secular
League as embodied in its constitution.


National Secularist organization in the United States:
AMERICAN SECULAR UNION AND FREETHOUGHT
FEDERATION; headquarters, 79 South Water Street,
Chicago, 11. Local organizations in many cities and towns
throughout the country.


FOUNDED IN 1870

"FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ITS MEMBERS IN THE STUDY OFFICERS
OF TRUTH, AND FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE PRESIDENT
HIGHEST INTERESTS OF SOCIETY." JOHN D. BRADLEY.......... 33 Carroll A
Takoma Park
VICE-PRESIDENTS
H. W. SELAH.............. 17 Third Streei
DAVID ECCLES .................. Landove
PROF. HYLAND C. KIRK......52 C Street
Da. J. J. SHIRLEY......1615 Swan Street
SECRETARY
AQUILA BADEN......935 New York Ave.
TREASURER
FRANCIS D. SCOTT......zo3o N. Capitol
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
WM. D. MACKENZIE.............. 31 T Street
PROF. J. W. NIGH .................. Langdon
PUBLIC MEETING. ADDRESS. AND DISCUSSION EVERY J. A. MACKNIGHT .............. ..Glen Ech
DAT 3 P. M.. FROM OCTOBER ST TO MAY DONALD MACPHERSON, EsQ ......... 915 I St.
SUNDAY AT 3 P. M.. FROM OCTOBER 1ST TO MAY DR. JAMES O. STEVENSON ...... 2112 I Street
1ST, AT PYTHIAN TEMPLE, 1012 NINTH LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
STREET LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
STREET N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. JOHN D. BRADLEY PROF. HYLAND C
DR. J. J. SHIRLEY



33 Carroll Ave.,
Takoma Park, D. C.,
September 28, 1913.

Prof. Thos. E. Will,


807 Woodward Building,


Washington, D. C.


Dear Prof. Will:


Your kind favor of the 20th inst. was


received, and I was pleased to know you


would address the League, on "Should the


People Rule?" You have been scheduled


for November 16, that being the earliest


date that is not taken. I trust this will


be satisfactory to you.


Cordially y urs,


venue


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r, Md.
N.W.
N. W.

N. W.

Street

N. W.
,D.C.
o, Md.
N. W.
N. W.

. KIRK







DR.W. ALLEN BARR
32 NORTH STATE STREET
CPIICAG-O


September 29th,1913.


Mr.Thomas E.Will,
Maryland Ave.& G Street,
Washington,DJ.C.
My dear Mr.Will;--


Your favor of recent date embodying a
resolution for the Okeelanta Association to finance a nursery
project for Callahan received.
As I view it, there is, perhaps, merit
in the .general plan. The establishment of a nursery under the
supervision of Callahan, would accentuate matters at Okeelanta;
it would invest it with an advertising-fphasis and ?furnish a
a nidus for early developmental work. However, I am unalterably
I oposed to the use of the Association money fo fin. ncea.apoject
that gives no assurance of permanency, and but little present
value, except, possibly, to the immediate vicinity of Okeelanta.9
My observation of Mr. GTlahan did n6o convince
me that he is a man that can be bound by contract. While his
intentions may be the purest, he is not a man that could secure
us in the event of his adversity. I am also informed from
reliable sources that conditions-in-ti.-glades will not justify
an attempt to JaettZpthig fall: Although it is dry now the
drainage is not adequate to insure its continuation, and until
we have a greater assurance that the drainage is sufficient to
render the locality habitable for working conditions throughout
the year, I shall be unwilling to sanctioD, .any.expenditure of
the Association funds, that may involve a waste of money. Our
possible gain does not give us an even break against the
possibilities of loss.
There has been somrv.elay in the organization
of the Company for the gift land; but this duty is one for the
trustees a, toi pe I only know that !Ir.ChLamDion is un-
alterablyaverse to incorporating in Delarare, thlts necessitating
a subsequent operating 2e,.je in Florida, equivalent to the
|expense of incorporating in Florida originally: Also the necessity
of maintaining a resident member of the board in Delaware, and
requiring annual meetings at a distance of hundredsL, miles from
the seat of operation, are surely not favorable features to
consider in the incorporation. The rational thing, is for the
trustees to n,-'-t and ti cuss the features of the incorporation
and all ca-n s- se-tied in a day.
The more I consider the duties to be
entailed upon the directorate by the articles of incorporation,
the more I am convinced that the utmost simplicity should be
adhered to.
yors*


Very truly


Syours,
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SOUTH FLORIDA INVESTMENTS-The Town of LAKE WORTH-PALM BEACH COUNTY


BRYANT & GREENWOOD
1301-1306 Westminster Building, Comer Monroe and Dearborn Streets
HAROLD J. BRYANT TEiEiPHONE OENIR 4 58ATERN OIOnI
WS. V. OREENWO0D t531-533 KIMBALL BUILDING
F. BRYANT CICAGO BOSTON, MASS.
ELMR T. ANDERSON PFLORIDA OFIOCE
September 30, 1913 LAKEWORTH







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

My dear Mr. Bantz:-

A letter from Mr. Chapman received
early this week advises me that he will visit
IllJauis the week beginning October 5th ana
that it will be possible for him to mee tme here
October 9t& lQAh. I am very much in hbo7u
will be able to meet wt-.i here at that time,
and I feel certain that we can satisfactorily
arrange all detai.La for the organization of the
Okeelant4.gD. in one or two days, and I can
assure you of my_.ooperation in putting through
a plan by which your erxenses willbe met for
this trip to Chicago.

Mr. Greenwood advises me of having
seen you in Washington during the last week,
but that you did not refer in any way to the
organization of the Okeelanta Co. and that he
did not feel that it was a matter really within
his province to open any discussion about.

Assuring you that we will all be
very glad to see you here in Chicago at the
time referred to if it is possible for you to
come at that time, and with my kindest personal
Regards to you,

CVery t y urs,


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Inas Z cH as uou i.re one of c .h so0. F C: affi-
cials in -l1orida ,ho .,.ay ; ip..idd upon to tli -e prop t aZnd
sAtisfactory r41 ,o offici-1 corrp : e at
ti r i Cpo up(n Qou.- court sy,

_. 10 .- f' C). zl..: 1io ; o . .. )7 o1 u d I "D i i>
to u^keelant.: territory. y ..rv. i. pro.u, .A.. no; bout Cfom-
plet-e t "):2 .o -,o0 c, "xr'.tion. 'do 'e ,ied road"' *7nd
Sa r.al dii cnes'" 'f esa l,,1,, .. unduc- a.;in co., *.i t;ig t..e
juries iction of t.e ,;o oBra. .ee a .ers t1at they,
a th yoursl f in ta rty, .'- a.cen 2 turnedd fro.. the Okee-
I ntn rf:ion, '. a .a .' a- l .. .. a a. ri.;r. :i of a. ne'"
ro;ok-surf ced ro.d -".': .est .)':1 'e:.ci *.o t .aat .. -, Ion, pre:u;:.abl
lon, t. e lin. beh-e --en tp3. 44-.,!i 45. if 'i-: .- o., interest
Suaeatly 1 a. ino. o, .acYe i ie, se would
.-,ve een weli i.nt a t, ex 2rt ..f to 2ci. Pi'er; to t; nec-
en, r tuition. i'o .:.. ;,roa: -: of f; ttin '-' rood, and
is .,Le out a .I A 1ave unde sto .d?

AJ 'in, ...i"e i..een tryin, fo:' ":-:; ,ta:, to s-ascert'-in
'A' th r .:. :.nage '* ia t;: -. e pot3sible in
t a .-. a; re;.ion. -it l st, t-ftesr v-en rarisoW : diln.-:, learned
ta..t the new ,3ee *ion I a ii.t : purchase fo.: 0 e events.
at on.:a 01. o..t :.e and a.ad the enclosed dig 3t o' tie County
Crain.j-.e laws 'or .... '..?l' to a or.' no .ve been trying
to ascU e.rt ~ in ,o :. the I ount, ,.on s3rs, t.e .o :'i :

l) Are tile i'om,,.;i srs. :,.'..- to jro.ce-d u:.ier tii;5 -1 2.

2J If so, ,i th' ;:% kin.ly furnif:3. .e -it' su .
blanks :.nd instructions ,3 r- necessary t st ti. .ac.:inery?
T am till :.,'aitin, for r.-l .

Sdo not kno. '.I:.t you are connecte. in n:.ny ay witr:
the i .. rs., but 1 wvri.t :,it t:e hople th. t, *-:ith your usual
courtesy an, p:o: ..tness, yo', will b.3 :.lI, to t thi: inforrir tion
to :.e. f i i S .o i '. tu :;t th0 *,'ork und .: ." souon sthoul.(
,: .lad to ,elp expedite it.


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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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Z. H. AUSTIN D. D. McINNIS HENRY M. LITTLE
,PRESIDENT* SUPERINTENDENT OF AGENTS SEC'Y AND TREAS.

NORTH AMERICAN LIFE AND CASUALTY CO.
OFFICES, 917-918-919-920-921 PLYMOUTH BUILDING
BRANCH OFFICES
210 N. Y. LIFE BUILDING. ST. PAUL, MINN. LIFE ACCIDENT HEALTH
E. A. HEMPEL, DIST. AGENT INSURANCE
o07 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. October 1, 1913.




Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Md. Ave. and G Street,
* Washington, D. C.

Dear Mr. Will:

I have just been informed that un-
der your direction articles of incorporation have
been prepared with a vT"w of incorporating the
Okeelanta Association, or rather its successor,
the stock company, under the laws of Delaware.
This information comes to me considerably in the
nature of a sarpr.jse. It is difficult for me
to realize that you would go into this plan in
such detail as to actually have all the papers
prepared without ever ad rising with your fellow
associates on the Board. I cannot help but feel
that there has been some-m4stake or some misun-
derstanding in regard to your connection with
this matter and I would, therefore, be very glad
to have your statement of the case before giving
it any further consideration.

I am of the opinion that all matters
of any importance or of any interest to the Okee-
lanta Association, its members, or its officers,
should be given the advantage of a discussion
among the merabers of its Board before being put
to a vote or finally acted upon.

Awaiting your pleasure, I beg to re-
mainY (I ,

Yours very tr-lyA_ ,



















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