Business Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2). Nov. 3, 1913- Dec. 29, 1913

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Business Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2). Nov. 3, 1913- Dec. 29, 1913
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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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. SUNDAY^


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.

Q03mg. s


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER











THE MUNSEY TRUST COMPANY
WASHINGTON, D. C.






TUESDAY
NOVEMBER FOURTH
1 9 1 3



Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Maryland Avenue and "G" Street, N. W.,
Washington D. C.

Dear Sir :

Your application for a loan of $1500

secured on $3500 honds of the Weston Gas and

Light Company was presented to our Executive

Committee at their last meeting and I regret to ad-

vise you that same was not approved -

We return to you herewith the letters

which accompanied your application -

Yours very truly,



Treasurer.

ABC:G

enclosure


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Aarru
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR '
itrst Natironal Pankh 3iiblhing


November 4th,1913.


Mr. G. C. Bantz,

Washington,

4 D. C.

Dear Mr. Bantz:

I have your letter regarding the
situation concerning the organization
of the Okeelana Corporation, and the
Champion plan.

I hasten to write you concerning one
or two things therein concerning which I think
you may be mistaken, and one other thing that
seems to me to apply to the Delaware plan as
well.

You suggesting that the floridv plan will
require an executive board. I cannot see why
it should any more than the other plan for under
either of them the board of directors may very
easily be the same persons. I think such board w
would be as necessary under one plan as the other.

As to Mr. Champion.idesire to be Prei.dent:
The board as suggested in his plan was my suggestion
purely. I suggested it for it comprises we three
and the two officers of the AsZ2nciation. 1.r.
Champion had no part in this board being suggested.
And, further, when I suggested this board, he at
once requested that hisna;me be leftout and that
of Dr. Barr added. I told him that I did not think
this would do, for we had no reason for including
Barr and not Dr,.ill. And, I further said, that
if either of us were left off and Barr substituted,
that I wished to be the-one leftLput. He would not
agree to my being left out and km I would not
agree to leaving him out and putting Barr on. I am
sure I can say to you now, that if it will not make
* Dr. tilJfeel peeved, that Mr. Champion would now /
consent to beinZ eft off and Barr substituted.
And, if he had been left off the Board of directors,
he could not be president, for the articles will
provide that the President and Vice President
shall be members of the Board. I assure you that
the above is the actual fact as to his.name being
used, and had I consented his name would not have
appeared at all in the proposed board.
I will only add that I now think, after due
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ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
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consideration, that I still think the proposed
board is the best solution of the situation
that has been yet suggested.


SAgain expressing the hope that you can
bring yourself to agree with Mr. Champion's
plan, so that it will not be necessary for me
to decide between you two, and thus save me
this embarrassment, I remain, with best personal
regards,
Sincerely yours,



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Dr. Theoas E. ".ill,
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SDear Cir;

3evJ al l lacldi a.nd entleim having expressed a le.,sir to

establish a Lecture Dureau at the National Ca)ital, anvl to hav-;

me tale the initiatives in the project, will you kindly infor,:n

me if you would care to'have your nane print-il with others u:)on

circular in connection with :oe or two subjects ulon which you

are accustomed to speak, and sent out to Comnitt-es and individjuc

in neih.hbcrTin towns who :'yv wish to establish lec,:tLr, cour-ies.

The cost to you will be one dollar to pay cost of printing

and postage, and a percent ate to be avged upon fhoa the an:iunt

received for any lecture or the fir-t of a course; your terms to bo

communicated privately by the secretary.


Yours truly,

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Nov. 5, 1913.
Mr. Harry W. D'avis,
Secretary of Delaware Trust Company,
Willing ton, Del.

Dear .:r. Davia:
have
You/probably concluded that the Okeelanta people
are all ahead. Insttoad we have been engaged in a long-
drawn-out, long distance strug,;le witi one of the remote
officers who in doggedly determined not to accept a Delaware
incorporation. We are .,akini; a final effort, however; and
in going over the old papers so-e questions have arisen:

1. iJho elects the Directors? You wil3 recall that
the incorporators furnished by your Compapy weie -to subscribe
for a $U00 worth of stock--fifty shares at 20O each. They
were then to transfer theke fifty rhfires as follows:
a. 21 ti arLc to 7 Directora (3ehare&! each).,b29 share
to 29 individuals (1 share each) names to be furr-ihad. Now
the question: Are these Directoru elected by t.e incorporators
before the transfer of stock is made by thc incurporatoraer or
are they elected by the holders of uie 50 -hares of crock after
the transfer has been iade? (See pointers -pagen 40-41).

2. If he Directors are elected by otock, after the
transfer has beeln made by the incorporators, must the election
be held in Wilmington and can a majority of the holders of the
50 shares bc represented by proxies?

3. Is i' true that the stockholders -aeeting must all be
held in Wilmington, but fa tthe Directors meetings 'nay be held
anywhere.


Very sincerely yours,


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GENERAL OFFICKRE SOUTHERN OFFICIKs
LONG BUILDING 22T, 12TII STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI. .


Eurglabu ian? Bete 0 QImpany

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT POR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
Dear Sir:- PUnon MA.. 4ao

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great dredges are
working night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared at one of our meetings that the buyer is
"sure to win," and that "the only question is as to how much he will make."
The President of the State University of Florida visited us recently, and
testified to his faith in Everglade lands. Two men who have actually
crossed,the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE op-
portunity of a life-time; to those who have, we can outline one plan which
will simplify their task of paying for their lands, and another, for obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,


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Naryland & 0, northeast.



Hov. 5, 1913.



H. Clay Crawford, Esq.,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee, Florida.

Dear Sir:

Will you kindly send me a copy of the booklet

containing the Florida Corporation Laws and oblige


Your very truly,










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#1628, S street.

Washington, D. C., Nov. 5, 1913.

Mr. H. J. Chapman,
Greenfield,
Iowa.

Dear !1r. 'Chapmnn:
I have your letter of Oct. 17th and have studied it
with care and appreciate its spirit. You speak of "personal
antagoninm." If you could see the letters :Ir, Chnaipion has
been writing., not only to me, but to officers of the Okeelanta
Asnociation, you would understand the situation better.
Without any provocation h4/has written all of us here in a tone
so imperious, not to say insulin, that a r guke had beco.ie
necessary, and I administer e it in my letter to hi, of Oct.
llth.
Now an to business: The frust Deed requires that,
in this Company matter, we should proceed "with all convenient
speed." When, after a year _had passed, nothing whatever had
been done I took up the matter of incorporating. After a vast
Amount of exceedingly c refnl, conscientious a-cnd weljl-advised
work, my plan was finished and submitted to you and 'r. CDutpion,
\Youi promptly-accepted iA. fully and unequivocally as your letter
of June 16th last (copies enclosed) clearly nhows; and you after-
ward re-affirmed your acceptance as follows:
"If we can get rid of this other thing (incorporating)
I shall bepleased to td so. As I told Champion, it is satis-
factory for ne to meet in Chicago, or io in satisfactory to Lae
to adopt the Delaware idea, if the Okeelanta Association people
will acceptthe burden. I do not think it wise to adopt our
town site as headquarters, for there would never be a meeting
of the Directors there. It (had) better be at W ashington if
possible." (Chapman to Bantz, July 8, 1913).
RI told Mr. Champion that I was perfectly willirqg to
meet in Chicago and discuss the matter of the formaing of the
Corporation, or that I was ready to form it as nu:;gented ander
the ;iaryland (Delaware) laws. I can see no particular dif-
ference how it is done." (Chapman to Bantz, July 26, 1913).
Again you say, "I was, and am now willing, to incor-
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the other necessary details." (Chapman to Bantz, Oat. 17,
1913.)

If two Trustees out of three can adopt a plan, my
plao has been adopted ever since June 16, and the Company
should have been in operating longaego. Mr. Champion has,
however, from the first, baag the whoM proceeding. He
S presented no plan of his own except a few fragments, and thee
showed an astoundinglack of information.

The question of the value of the stock is not abso-
lutely vital. At $50 per acre, and upper Everglad.land sells,
in cases, at even higher prices, 1700 acres are worth $85,000,
which makes 4860 shares worth about "20 each. The $100 ad-
ditional charge you mention is a small matter over against the
danger that, if the stock is quoted low, the owners may be led
to sell their stock to soue designing person who will seek,
thus, to take over the Coi pany for his private end':, I think
the $20 figure should stand.

Greatly to my regret, I have been forced to conclude
that :'r. Chgpion has no.si re to ..-faiir. He objects to
the Delaware incorporation on the ground that te me& tinge will
have to be held in Delaware when, in fact, he has been shown,
repeatedly,that they crn be held.aywhere in the United States,
including loxrida.

He objected to having the corporation organized "one
thour;nd miles avay" from Florida, while now he proposes to have
it organized in Chicago, poie hurnd(--ds of miles still farther
away.

He has systematically evedid answering some of my ques-
tions; e.g., whether he wes willin---though a ;majority of the
Emseutive Coramntte of the Trustees have so agreed--that I should
aid as a Dirgptor in or&,anizing the Company. He waited from
June 5 to Septemiber 19, before telling me specifically whether
he had studied..a.e plan I submitted to him, and his letters
still show that he has notat.died it to advantage; otherwise,
e.g., he would not imgirne the meeting must be held in Delaware.

Though informed, long Pgo, that you had accepted my
plan, as above clearly brought out, te has utterly.. ignored this
fact, ind has seemed resolved to out-,v.ote ua.both and dominate
* the entire 4atuation.

Though, from thobeginniungthe OkeelantaAe sociation
has worked witi us in the most cordial nlaner, even to the ex-
tent of advancin: the tg._mpney once, agreeing, and arro.ging
to advance it a secondltime, and also to provide the funds for
; incorporating tke Company, he has displayed -toward that body
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action could not, in the slightest degree, concern him, he bitter-
ly opposed their calling upon their members for their annual..dues,
and denounced it as "tampering with",contract holders.
He fiercely resented an innocent and very proper ref-
erence in their Decond dues-call to the fact that they had ad-
vanced j -tau ioney, thus avoiding poanible non-payment of taxes,
S/ called the statement a falsehood, and threatened to circulariae
the contract holders to that effect.
Though, f despite his unwarranted interference ,the
Okeelanta .Asrociation sent ~a. its second due--call, and raised
several hundred dollars; and, in accordance with their proposal
to us of June 5, 1913, have puoat. Qu' di.:3osBR such funds as may
be required to effect the incorporation, ha has utterL.Snored
this aFnerouae-f'er. Instead, he has persiutently, though un-
successfully, sought to devise some other scheme for raising the
necesnaryfunds. Q
And it is this perverseness, we should note, and this
only, that has led him, again and again, and in plain defiance
of the trust deed, and the Jax, ase r. lall hr, pointed out, ,to
propose--as he is still proposing--that the trustees hall vqrtu-
,ally say to the contract holders: "Deliver to us one dollar for \/
each of your contracts, or we will either wi7h71.4;,o stook,0or)
S takte the dollar out of your first dividends. .

5 Finally, although the Executive .oamitte of the Asso-
oiation hpve, since organizing at 'ieet Palm Beach, ear dstly do-
sired that some-plan for uni1tig the OkeelantesF-,cociation and
the Okeelanta CoxDoration may be devised and elfected--which end
.? they hope may be the more easily accomplished by having the offi-
cers of the two bodies idehtioal, or practically_so, for a time
^ (See enclosed contract)-.1r. Chaiiapion not only has worked out a
plan whereby they hall not oe the first officers of theCorpora-
-^ tion, as agreed, but gives ot.ut cold.that, as soon as the
Okeelanta Corporation is organized, the OkeelantaA sociation
must be difgglved and go outof businesjsBan easy way, no doubt,
of repaying tAemi the tax money they advanced to us, though one
may question the ethics of paying .one's debts by killing Ag red-
.- itors or requiring them to coa.iuit suicide.
Since he seemak so desirous to preserve the "equiptise
of the case--i.e., some of them--note how they may be preserved:
.- 1. The seaie body of officers will, at first, be in charge
of Asso nation and Cor-poration, and the two organizations can
thus do Lus-ineen wis~h each o ,hor without delay, difficulty or
friction.
2. The Association being the only body (whether Accociation
Corporation or Trustees)(which has any .unds~ an advance money tov
the Corporation for land taxes, in(porporation expenses etc. .

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* 3. The Corporation, holding the land can give the Aeao-
oiation its notes of hand for such advancesPthus affording the
Association a *ilid security.

4. Later, when able, e.g., through the cultivation of its
lands the Corpqration can repay _th._Aesociation, principal and -
interevt, on -ccount of these advances, which in your own lan ,
/ guage, "will mIke it perfectlyequal forall."

You will note, as you go into this matter, that, in-
stead of its having been thrown.Ltogether, at this end, at hap-
hazard all the details have been given most careful an,' paino-
taklini study.

Mr. Cha ipion has never offer,'a to my plan of incorpor-
ation a single objection worth a moment's conrideratioh. He
has LimAply been "atain iiti_ # Now, since I have seen his
own plan, I believe I have discovered the reason for his series
of astounding perfor';anceb. --

His position as CiliajLnian of our Board of Trustees,
given him. only because he happened to live in Chicago, has ap-
parently turnced'3il head, and made hj'im think he must dqijajte
ourBoard, the AsaaAiation and the CorjUIation. In ry plan for'
organizing the Comp~;.y the was no riimediate opportunity for
ht~ to run t.ce Corporation rnd so he b~1ked, and has been balk-
ing ever since.

In my opinion hi ajphe.;,e, if only he can control one
or both of us, or wear us out by dilatory tactics, is this;

First- Though the trust deed provide-- otnerwise--to have the
incorporating done by the.Trustees, themselves, directly. Next,
to have the incorporating done i_ Chicago, his home city, where
his vi~Qgry, he evidently feels, will be the roreeasy and cer-
tain. Fi'iTlly, if succencful no far, his master stroke will be
to control J...elction of the Bo.rq._g)iS.ctoss--thus riding.
over Qur contract with th lAa"s iation--wnd have hi ~iself.,ade
Presicient of the Board and Chair iara of its Executive Committee.
This I havc mentioned to you, i' confidential, in another letter,
but I now leave to your judcient the quet;tion whether or not you
should use it.

I may add that, since the scattered condition of the
* contract holders will make stockholders' meetings virtually im-
posnible, 'r. Champion doubt es figurenihat, once 4..pontrol,
he will al'~y- LeiybtPnltroljl His scheme is a brilliarimpne
and, by aoquircoence on your part or mine, might be put Ghrough.
1, for one, hceever, do not Lcqui1esce.

One insuperable obstacle to my doing so is found in a
Paper ;-hichl hr. cecmr to have L3Opletely forgotten ald which, to
my surprise, you too, have overlooked. It is this: On March
17, laet we entered into a definite, specific, written contract ,
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with the Executive Coinittee of the Okeelanta Association as to
Ithe personnp. of Lhe first Board of Directors. Since you have
forgotten this highly important circumstance, I enclose you two
copies f the contract, one of which you may wish to send to Mr.
Champion.
You will note that this document was signed by every
Member of the Executive Committee, and by every member of our
N Board. I have their autograph signatures before me. I have
Never heard that a word of objection to this agreement was ever
raised by anyone, either before or after it was entered into.
You will note that it was accompanied by a definite monetary
consj.gation; namely, the advance by the Association of the tax
money which, when the paper was properly signed, was actually
paid out of the Treasury of that body. It is now a little late
for one of the contracting parties, and that without consult-'
ing the other, to attempt to throw this agreement into, the Jaste-
basket. As a lawyer, familiar with the sejqtity and invoalabil-
Sity of contracts, you will, I am sure, appreciate this fact.
Now, for TF Champion to frame up his "plan" without taking this
document into account is very much like a Congressman preparing
a bill which flies squarely in the face of the Constitution, and
then saying he had forgotten we had a cpoUtitution and, in fact,
did not,,care. This contract, of course, must be observed,
whatever "plan'" may come to grief in consequence. And this,
alone, in my opinion, completely an effectively blocks Mr.
Champion's little personrA. project.

But, if no such contract were in existence, I should
still object to seeing Mr. Champion elevated to the Presidency
of the Corporation. His whole course, throughout this matter
of incorporating, together with his impulsive actions in West
Palm Beach in the Chadwick matter, and other peculiarities of
his to which I have called your attention in other letters, shows
him to be de4Lgkent in information, judgment and temper; and,
therefore, to my mind, undesirable for a position so important.

In formulating my plan, I took into account three es.
sential things: the con tact, the trusdeed, and the lavs of
the state or states concerned. To work out a plan which would
square with all of these, and enable the Directors to meet and
do business, was no small job. Throughout a large part of the
month of "a, while building on careful work done long before,
Swe were working on it here continuouely. The contract with the
Executive Committee, nr.d the trust deed, were carefully studied.
* Further,we noted that thetrast deed provides not that the Trus-
tees shall incororrate e t Company but that they"Shall have caused
to be duly incorporated and organized the Corporation"--an% pther
provision which, evidently, has escaped Mr. Champion. A volumi-
nous correspondence was had with the Delaware Trust Company, whose
sole business it is to incorporate companies; and, in addition,
a trip was made to Wilmington for p*Iasfl\conference with that -
office. All the papers, including the By-laws, were prepared.
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point relative to incorporating, holding the first Directors*
meeting and launching the Company, was overlooked. All this
work, Mr. Champion now coolly pi tchee QCt of the~jindow, merely
announcing that he will not accept it; and offers, instead, a /
plan which appeals to hi o6wn personal vwa&y4, but which, as Ii. I ,J
trust this letter will show, breaks down at several vital poirys.
It may be said that my own plan does not entirely square
( with our contract with the Association for it provides a Delaware
Director. This, however, is acceptable to a majority of the
Executive Committee, and was necessary to meet the requirements
of the Delaware Laws. The Director would simply help to make
a quorum, and would serve as the legal ad isor of the Board. This
change is insignificant in comparison wTh the advantages of a
Delaware Incorporation. Theoe include, first, the highly liber-
al Delaware 1yas; second, the o>xpert~pdvioe, referred to, on Cor-
posation law, Delaware and other; third, asEg4tence in the Organ-
ization and vubsequont management of the Corporation, andthe fur-
nishing and maintenance of a registerq a fjfice in Delaware. Ilo
member of the Executive Coiniittee of the Association nor, except-
ing possibly, yourself, no member of the Board of Trusteee, is
exert in Corporatit law. T9 atte.ipt to get along without ad-
vice would be hazardous, probably involving the Corporation in all
manner of legaltiangles and expensive law suits. If, on the other
hand, the Board engaged a regulaEgttorney, or paid for special
advice whenever needed,it would be involved in.rall manner of ex-
pense. You remember that the Jacksonville Law finn; wouird iot
even look at our papers until we had first paid the 50jl This v
single fee would pay the annual charge of $50 required by the
Delaware Trust Company for a period of ten years. Yet Mr.
Champion regards this petty and highly necessary expense as an ex-
travaganbe.He would leave the Board without any regular advisor;
and, by so doing, would save a few drops at the spigot, and waste
or risk the waste, of gallons or barrels at the bung hole.
In pasering, it should be noted that the Corporation can,
at any time its Board may desire, shift from Delaware to any
other state, including Florida. I enclose again a copy of the
"Pointers on Delaware Corporations" that you may note, for your-
self the points referred to and many others. (See especially
pp. -25).
Again, objection may be raised to the fact that it was
S proposed that I enter.the Board. However, I could not have gone
on except by the conoereno' a majority of those who signed the
contract, and would not have done so, in any case, except by
their request. A majority of the Executive Comrittee of the
Association especially desired ,.e to ,grve. I at first refused,
and then put it up to the other Trusteea; intending, if desired
by them also to serve, to stay only tcUthe Company was launched
and my successor had been agreed upon. You agreed to my serv-
ing and so a clear majority of both the contracting parties ap-
proved.




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It has been objected by Mr. Champion that we could not
do buaineso in R.Arida under our proposed Delaware Incorporation.
The question was referred to the Secretary of State of Florida,
a copy of the Corporationrf Powere being enclose-d,n the follow-
Sing letter:
"In the event that a Corporation for profit organized out-
side the State and possessing the enclosed .Powers, were to ap-
ply for permission to do business in the State of Florida, will
you kindly state whether it could be admitted? In the event
its Powers were too broad how would the difficulty be met?"

IUe replied as follows:

"Replying to your letter will state that permit will be
issued, authorizing your Company to transact the business as
sent me. I will state that we have a special statute for rail-
road, tclegrnph and telephone co..ipanies, which would have to be
complied with in case your company should construct either a rail-
road, tele graph or telephone in this s-eat."
The copy of.Powers sent him was identical with that
found in typewriter between pages 26 & 27 of the enclosed Point-
ers.

N Now as to "'r. Chaipicn's plan: I note that he re-
/' turns to his former proposal to aseebea h.a stockholder onedol-
lar before delivering to hira hie stock. The trust deed provides
specifically that the stock shall be: "full-paid and non-assessa-
ble." In his letter of Aug. 19 to Mr. Champion, Mr. Hagerman
says df this very proposal, r,_r. Hall does not think that you have
the right to do this." Mr. Hall admits that it might, never-
theless, go through "for the reason that no one would be likely
to take the trouble to bring so small a matter into the Courts."
ITow, as I have long since made plain, this eetles the
oompulsory.geeesrfenot plan with me. I decline absolutely to be
a party to it; and, if it is adopted, I hereby serve notice that
'it will have to go out without my sanction, and with the state.
A (ment that I do not concur.
The resort to such a measure is all the more preposter-
ous inasmuch as the Association, as above pointed out, had already,
in the letter of its Executive Committee dated June 5, 1913, plac-
ed at the disposal of the Trustees the necessary funds. Their
language is as follows;
"That if in the possession of the Okeelanta Association, suoh
sum as may be necessary for theincorporation of the Okeelanta Com-
pany including The printing of the shares of stock, and the send-
ing of these, together with such co-aunications as the Trustees,
the Executive Coimnitte of the Okeelanta Association, or the Di-
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rectors of the Okeelanta Company when organized may think proper
to enclose be, and it is hereby, appropriated and made .a-b.'~-L-;- l
to the Trustees, upon their call, and in accordance with the "
te eB and conditions agreed upon by the Trustees and Executive
Committeemen-as the basis for the advance, by th, Association,
of the funds for the pyMenrt of the taxes on the !Gift Land",
and set forth in the letter of Mar. ]7., 91J3 sent out by
Those. B. Will and Laura V. a'cCullough, and approved by other
members of the Executive Co'ricittee, and by the three Trustees;
provided that, before sending shares to those who have not paid
their dues, an additional call, or oacse for dues may first be
sent thIor. L d/

The above, "motion :To. 2", was passed by the executive
Committee. Under it were. the o'ords, "I hereby approve Motion
No. 2, above, and agree to Pccept its teris if adopted by the
Executive CofSiittee of the Okeelanta Association." ''lhi was
signed by you andime (not by 'r. Champion) and our autograph
signatures are before meo Mr. Champion simply igno d the
matter, giving notgeapons.

In the same letter containing optionn No. 2, the Execu-
tive Co'.unittee,to make sure they had sufficient fundsprovided,
through ..otion :;o. lfor their [:oqnd annual duepcslle, a pro-
ceeding which so offended .r. Champion.

I will say this: Should the Okeelanta Association now,
after having had their proffered assistance virtually flung back
into their faces by Mr. Champion, decide to withdraw their offer,
or should we need more money than they can provide, I am will-
ing to join with you and Mr. Champion in circularizing the con-
tract holders, stating the facts, and asking then for a volun-
tary contribution. This, however, must not be accompanied by cy
threat, or hint, of coercion in any foam. The circularization
will proaly cost 4--05O; and, thns far, there has been no shadow
of excuse forour incurring this expense, nor has any plan been
su -gested for meeting it.

Again, the Chicago plan provides that the three Trustees (
shall subscribe, as individuals, for the stock. How can we do
this? The land does not belong to us either as individuals or
as Trustees. It is the property of the contract holders, and as
much so now as it will be after each has received his stock. It
is possible that, under the Florida Laws, we might incorporate
the Company and subscribe for the stock, as Trustees. I should
S want, however, to be advised on Lhis point and, for that matter,
on several others, by someone familiar with the Florida C6rpora-
tion Lawn- ?r. Hall, e.g., or the Jacksonville Law Firr we. con-
sulted, though they 4proved expensive. I must nay I am not im-
pressed with the competency of Tr. Champion's Chicago Corporation
lawyer.

As further indication of the difficulties for Secretary
and Board accompanying the Chicago-Florida Incorporation, es-
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specially in that these officers will have no legal advio I send, ,
herewith, a copy of the"Laws of Florida on Corporations," with
certain passages marked. Note, especially:
P.6- 2648, pt. 7 P. 11- 2659,
8- 2652, 11- 2661,
9- 2653, 14- 2672,
10- 2658, 18- 2680,

/ Now, as to my serving on the BQgd as proposed in the
Chicago plan, I would not think of doing so; for that Board rep-
resents a complete.saolation of our.,agreement with the Executive
Comq-ittee. It leaves most of them off, besides ignoring our
agreement to "coqArate" withhaem "in determining upon the place
of incorporation and the papers and other details of the incor-
poration." In fact, it seems that Mr. Champion is offended that
any of the Executive Corrmittee should have taken any interest
whatever in the formation of this Company, whose destinies they
CTre, at the begii aing, to control.

Further, I have talked with Mrs. ..;cCr.llough, and find
she stands squarely on the contract; and, while willing to do
Iher full duty under that, could ~ot and would not serve an Secret-
ary under the Chicaieo plan.

Now these delays have brought about a condition where
it is liable to be ex:treely difficult to incorporate under any
laws or any plan that accords with the three essentials naiued
above (P. 5). If my plan is held up until the end of this month,
that is, until :rs. M;cCullough leaves for Florida, (about Dec. 1),
it will be hard to get a quormL..ogether for the first Directors'
meeting, even under the Delaware plan. This, however, is not
my fault. If a deadlock follows, it will be because the six
months of June through !oveiiber have bee:. lost through 1lr. Champion's
tactics. As stated, the Company, but for these, could and should
have been organized long ago, and thle Board could have chosen an
Executive Committee to handle its business in the absence of a
quorum of Directors.

But this is not all. You have noted the fact that op 47
erationshave, at last, begun beside Okeelanta. This is no ac-
cident. It is part of a well-matured plan upon which people
here have been working since before the auction. It has been
hoped here that this Okeelanta corporation would prove an im-
portantactor in punhing this develop. ent; hence, the `'"-ressive,
earnest, careful work done here lePat I-a-that date being none
S too arly--in preparing the pgy, of incorporation. `r. Chamipion /
has ";aii and again been fully apprised that people here were v
hoping the Corporqaion might be :iode4effective, in good time, (1
to holp.gvelopanent in the O!e'z.lanta District this Fall, and he
has beeC r,ed to selp, instead of syste:atic:lly)o,,etructing,
and thus working t:j i:int the interests of the contract holders,
although a Trustee, and constantly clni:ni,.g to. work for their in-
terests. Thus far, however, nothing has moved him.

Sow the work at,0ke la9nta has had tobegin with the it-


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corporation still a matter merely of discussion, instead of
aggressive, effective, helpful _ction. To attempt ow to lick
Mr. Champion's plan into shape will, without doubt, delay cor-
povate action still further. As I have shown, Phis plan raises
pro tems for which I see absolutely no.olution. There is,
however, ti:'e, even yet, to organize on the Delawtre plan if ob-
structive tactics can c,.- or be ovr ridden. It in only neces-
* \J sary for the Trustees to fiie the -pspea which were sent them
in June, and the work can be put through. The Directors can
hold their first meeting and choose their Executive Committee,
and that Conuittee can conduct the business until another Board
Meeting in found necessary and practicable. You intimate that
t=o of the Trustes can settle_.-,"F- whlti matter of incorporating.
If so, youIadI,., cn iii ett.e it, aa sell. ay,,u anid r. Ch-ampion
can. In fact, if two can settle it then, as shown above, you
and I have. iha.,4 ..4S.tled eve, si::ce ..JAe, and we have simply
been trying ever since, but without success, to get I;r. Champion
into a rea-onable fra.-e of mind.

I have already stated the conditions under which,
under the Delaware Corporation, I was willing to serve as a Di-
rector, and have shown that that service was to be very brief.
My judgment is that the Trustees should not occupy places on the
Board or serve as officers of the Corporation. In the first
place they are bound by their contract with the Association; in
the second place, entirely aside'Tiom this contract, but possess-
ing the power they do, I feel uhat for them to quake oLce.rAselves
officers or directors would represent an unwarranted use of pow"
er.

I have stated, and repeat, that I am not wedded to the
Delaware plan as the only plan. I do, however, stand for a
plan, any plan, that conforms to the essential requirements, and
will work. I am willing to accept the Florida plan if you or
anyone else can show me how it can be iiade to square with the
above requirements and will not lead to a brea~i of our co. tract
with the Association or to the establishment of conditions that
will make impossiblq meetings of the Directors or their Executive
Committee. You will find, however, I am convinced, that this
will prove a treaendousjadertaking, while the signing up by the
three Trustees of the Delaware papers will involve only the
writing of our names.Which, now, appeals to you as the wise an
practicable course to pursue? I believe you will agree with me
that by simply 'tandingpat" on your..ecision of June,).6, and
signing the papers, which I again send you and getting Champion
to sign them--a task which I am sure must rest entirely with
you--we can put this matter through, have the agony over and
let the Directors and Executive Committee of the new Corporation
Sget to work on the big job of puttinrl 0 elanta on tLi aap and i)
giving value to the lands our contract holders bought so long
ago but which, so far, have represented to them simply expense
when they should, now, at the earliest possible day, be made
to yield a revenue.
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With kindest regards, and with the hope that nothe
ing found in this letter will be in anyway considered as a
reflection pn you and with the added assurance that my feel-
ings toward you are absolutely friendly, I ra,

Very truly yours,


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CAPITAL PAID IN $100,000.


JPRESIDENTAND
PRESIDENT AND G


T SMITHr HARRvYWDA vI W .mLAMl G3
GENERAL COUNSEL VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY VICE PRESIDENT I





IsT.E.cOI3rE!KR nIs .88? alJ>IACBET STS.,


BANKING TRUST
TITLE INSURANCE REAL ESTATE
CORPORATION REGISTRATION


W-LIIN.lTNv,;'EllJL. November 6, 1913.
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In re Okeelanta Company.


Dr. Thomas E. Will,

Maryland and G Streets, N. E.,

Washington,

D. C.

Dear Sir:-

Your kind favor of the 5th instant received,

and your suggestion probably coincides with that of

the writer in connection with the organization of

the above Company. While we did not consider the

matter dead, we thought probably same had been aban-

doned, owing to the inability to secure the approval

of the various interests.

We understand that you are again endeavor-

ing to complete the matter and desire information in

the following points:-


1. Who elect Directors? We
thought we stated to you
repeatedly that under our


.TAoLOR
AND TREASURER


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No. 2---Dr. Thomas E. Will.


practice the form of Certi-
ficate of Incorporation
approved by the parties inter-
ested, would be forwarded to
us, and we would supply the
three Incorporators, who would
subscribe for fifty shares of
stock at twenty dollars ($20.00)
a share, aggregating One Thousand
Dollars (01,000.00). From this
subscription of fifty shares we
would make transfers to qualify
the Directors.

(a) Three shares to each of the
seven Directors, a total of
twenty-one shares.

(b) Twenty-nine shares to twenty-
nine individuals, one share
each, the names of whom you
would furnish, or one sub-
scription to a person whom
you would suggest, for twenty-
nine shares, which individual
would transfer the twenty-
nine shares to persons who
subscribed for same.

(c) Directors are elected by the
Incorporators at their Meet-
ing in Delaware, and after
the transfer of three shares
of stock made by the Incor-
porators to the proposed Di-
rectors. The twenty-nine
shares will not be transferred
until the Incorporators' Meet-
ing adjourns, same being the
shares, and a quorum, upon which
the Meeting is held, more than
a majority of the shares sub-
scribed for in the Certificate
of Incorporation.

(d) Directors could be elected
after all of the transfers


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No.3---Dr. Thomas E. Will.


were made, and by the
fifty shares, but we do
not recommend this proced-
ure.


2. All elections of Directors shall
be held at the principal office
of the Company in this State, un-
less otherwise designated in the
By-Laws of the Company. Such
By-Laws are usually adopted at
the Incorporators' Meeting, which
is the first Meeting of the Cor-
poration, and which is held in the
principal office of the Company in
this State. Incorporators may
be represented by duly constituted
Attorneys in fact, and all stock
may be represented by proxy.

3. Stockholders' Meetings may be held
at any place within or without the
State of Delaware fixed by the By-
Laws or by a Waiver of Notice of
Meeting. We recommend the First
Meeting of Incorporators, at which
Meeting By-Laws are adopted to be
held in this State. All subse-
quent Meetings of Directors and
Stockholders may be held as stated
above, within or without the State
in the place fixed in the By-Laws.


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Trusting we have cleared the matter up

for you, and looking forward with interest to your further

advices, we are


Very truly yours,

DELAWARE TRUST COMPANY.



.Secretary.


Dict. HWD-KEL.






Z. H. AUSTIN D. D. MclNNIS 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 'fl
BRANCH OFFICES J
210 N. Y. LIFE BUILDING, ST. PAUL, MINN. LIFE ACCIE ALTH
E. A. HEMPEL, DIST. AGENT INSURANCE
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Nov. 6, 1913.

Mr. Thomas 1. Will,
-id. Ave. and G Street,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Mr. Will:

For several weeks past, I have been endeavoring to
inforim myself fully in regard to the affairs of the Okeelanta As-
sociation, the affairs of the trustees, and the plan for in7cor-
porating and launching the proposed stock company to take over
and care for our common lands. After much correspondence, believe
I am now in a position to say that I understand the situation fair-
ly well.

I regret that sore misunderstanding has arisen among the
Trustees, which so far as I car learn involves only technical rtat-
ters that are of more or less mino importance. I think for the
good of all every technical matter cT minor importance should be
put aside and that we should all put our shoulders to the wheel in v5
carrying out the central idea on some broad, tactical, business-
like basis.

No one can say what the general plar of the Okeellanta -l'
Association was at its ince ,ction nor exactly what the duties and -
powers of the Trustees were as handed to them by the donors of the
Common lands, because hardly any two men that I have talked with
agree upon all the little minor technical details. There are
some general broa. principles, however, upon which all who are in-
terested seem to agree, and I beg to state them to you as follows:

Most all of our members with whom I am in touch claim
they have always understood from the circulars sent them and infor-
mation otherwise obtained that the purpose in organizing the Okee-
lantasAssociation was to look a;.ter and care for these lands and
protect them for the use and benefit of our contract holders until
a corporation could be formed to take them over and they clai-F they
have paid their dues for that purpose. Some take the very narrow
view that the first call for dues was made for the sole purpose of
furnishing the members with a list of contractghplders. This is
C entirely too narrow to be entertained for a moment. While we prom-
ised to give them a list of r-ur.es, that was only incidental. The
main purpose was as stated above. My idea has always been, and it
concurs with the idea of scores of others with whom I have talked,
that unless the Okeelanta.Association was itself transferred or
converted into a stock coCiarnyy by the Trustees in the discharge of)
their trust obligations that it was fully intended to be turned ov-'c.' '
er to anL stock cc! _any organized by the Trustees in the discharge.'
of their duties. This is mniysderstar.din; from the beginning. --
This is what I have wrJtten scces of peogc1e. This is the informa-
tion I have given all those who have come to my office, and they
have been many.
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Z. H. AUSTIN
PRESIDENT


D. D. MCINNIS
SUPERINTENDENT OF AGENTS


HENRY M. LITTLE
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.
E. A. HEMPEL, DirT. AGENT
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT


LIFE ACCIDENT HEALTH
INSURANCE


MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.


T. H. W...#2


Now, the trust deed does not make any provision for
financing the Trustees. The courts would unquestionably hold
thaE-the Trustees are under no obligation whatever, to furnish
the money absolutely necessary in defraying the expenses that
must be incurred in launching this new Company. The trust
deed being silent upon that one point, it necessarily follows
as a matter of law (and on this point I am clear and positive)
/- that the obligation of financing this stock company falls upon
the shoulders of the beneficiaries of that trust, and the bene-
ficiaries of that trust are the contracj..plders. Therefore,
the Trustees have a perfect right to sit back and do absolutely
nothing from now until the crack of Doom until the contract
holders, or the beneficiaries of their trust, furni. l_.r with
ct1' i/l\ the necessarjFmcney for putting this corporation into existence
-----and properly on its feet. This is a very simple fundamental
proposition of law and I am much surprised that there should
have been any misunderstanding about it upon the part of any of
the Trustees or any of our Executive Board.

Assuming this position, as just stated, to be a cor-
rect cne, and I undertake to say that you will not find any com-
petent lawyer who will dispute it., it follows that we must look
Then to the contract holders or beneficiaries of the trust,
for funds wherewith to finance this project. This being true,
it follows that a certain limited numrrier of contract holders
have mae theee rei onsibilites ir~lTe organization of a volun-
tary association and in the contribution of certain funds to
that Association. Such being the fact, it then follows that _I
those who have not met this responsibility cannot exect to f'
receive ~gieirgjtrack as benefi-ciaries of the trust until they
/ have fully responded to the duties and obligations imposed upor'' "'
them by the law under this trust. These are all fundamental .
propositions. They cannot be denied. Therefore it becomes the $
duty of the Trustees to require every beneficiary to meet his
Financial responsibilities T tthe same extent that every other
beneficiary has met them. Some having met that financial
responsibility to the extent of two. dolars each it is entirely
a,3 legal, reasonable, and proper to require them all to meet the
financial responsibility to- _that Ertand to say to them all
plainly and frankly that in the past certain expenses in their
. ; b' half have been incurred, that in the present certain expenses
in their behalf are being incurred, that in the future in connec-
Stion with the organization and launching of this new company cer-
"-:',' .r.-'t tain expenses in their behalf will be incurred, and that these
SJ./ expenses are well and reasonably estimated at two dollars for
each share of stock to be distributed,and to require them to pay
itBe1fore the issue of ary stock to them.


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Z. H. AUSTIN D. D. MolNNIS HENRY M. LITTLE
PRESIDENT SUPERINTENDENT or AGENTS SEC'Y AND TREAS.

NORTH AMERICAN LIFE AND CASUALTY CO.
OFFICES, 917-918-919-920-921 PLYMOUTH BUILDING -L .
BRANCH OFFICES
210 N. Y. LIFE BUILDING, ST. PAUL, MINN. LIFE ACCI EALTI
E. A. HEMPEL, DIST. AGENT INSURANCE
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY. STATE AGENT
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
T. H. W....#3


__ / This, including the balance in the Associatio sury,.
Swill put.t-he new company wel? upon its feet with all its bills
paid and with probably a little balap- e in the treasure with which
to face the future This will not work a hardship upon any bene-
ficiary of the trust because whatever may be left in the treasury
of the new company will simply be that much more added to the val-
ue of his stock.

Some of our friends contended for a while that inasmuch
as the trust deed provided that the stock should be non-assessable-.
that this chLr(ge of two,.dDl~ars per share could not bee rade. This
course of reasoning, however, was unquestionably fallacious. I
am connected with a number of stock institutions, the stock of
which is non-assessable, and yet the holders of that stock hgd to
pay for. it .before they secured it and many of them in some inetanc-
es paid for it in inst.alrnents or what might be called partial pay-
ments or assessments. After the Iayment had once been co~ leted,
it was theXag er non-assessable. So it is with. our propOe3~*)kee-
lanta Company. After-TEe necessary liquidation of the trust obli-
gations imposed by the trust deed, then each member can receive
his stock fully paid and non-assessable. It cannot be said that
the stock in this proposed company is assessable because the owner
thereof was comr~LeJ d to pay e share of his legal obliga-tion be-
fore it was issued to him. It wouli be absurd to suppose that any-
body else on earth was obligated to finance this pro-ositicn to its
legitimate conclusions except the beneficiarie.~themselves, and in
my judgment, the trustees would be held culpable in the discharge
of their dutes if they bring this corporation into existence with
an empty treasury and loaded down with liabilities. I further
Think that any Trustee who -w_-- d attempt to finance the situation
Sat his own cost or out of his own pocket would simrply be assumrnin
liabilities and responsibilities not imposed upon l:im by the trust
deed nor by any principle of law or equity.

I wish you would kindly aav se with Mr. Bantz along the
lines of this letter. Submit to him my advices upon the proposi-
tion. If you will do this, I am hopeful that you and I and ?r.
Bantz can gejL.gether along the lines indicated. Now that the
Okeelan ta AssoQ.ation has done all that it cn do, having protect-
ed our mutual interests so far as we could aru havingg furnished
money wherewith to pay taxes, and having held itself in a pocni ticn i,
(' to advance money for the organization of the stock conmpany,the conyc
Ctinuance of its existence will not be dee::ed at all necessary. Po/
Sy~Td'ea is that all &f itse affairs should be turned over to the ne;
corrrlany, on condition, of course, that every member~hall be given .
full credit for all the moneys he has paid to the Association. -_
S In this way, our members who have paid .O0 will not have to nake .jd
any more payments to receive their stock. Thosewho have paid only
l.00 can receive their stock on the payment of 1.00 more. Then
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Z. H. AUSTIN D. D. MclNNIS HENRY M. LITTLE
PRESIDENT SUPERINTENDENT Or AGENTS SEC'Y AND TREATS

NORTH AMERICAN LIFE AND CASUALTY CO.
OFFICES, 917-918-919-920-921 PLYMOUTH BUIiDI-NG ,
BRANCH OFFICES
210 N. Y. LIFE BUILDING, ST. PAUL, MINN. AC- H ALTH
E. A. HEMPEL, DIST. AGENT INSURA CE
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT
INNEAPOLIS, MINN.

T. H. W ....#4



those who have never joined the Association would have to pay
z $2.00 to put themselves on the same basis. This would be just
and equitable and fair to all parties.

Furthermore, I hold to the opinion that those who do
)( < ; 'not appreciate the value of these common lands and who do not
care to have an interest in them,or who have disposed of their
', .i-Everglades interests,or who may not attach any value to the
stock provided for them,or who do not care to .ay their part / ,
Sof theimcessary expenses should be held to have forfe ted their /
interest in the riew_ Woration after a proper effort shall ].avy
^ been made to bring themi in as stock holders.

I sincerely hope that you will give this matter your
most careful consideration and that you will have an opportunity
and feel disposed to take it up with Mr. Bantz, and I assure you
that I shall be'very much gratified if the general plan and
course of procedure I have herein outlined shall mee..t wi th_.your
appZ rzal. It may become necessary for some of us either on the
Executive Board or Board of Trustees to sacritie some of our
C- opinions and revise some of our.cinclusions in order that we may
all get together. To do that, we must all first make up our
minds to lay aside and disregard technicalities of minor import-
ance and to fix upon that which is broad andlr~ ~ cable and that
which will take us out of the perplexities a::.onr which we now ap-
pear to be floundering. In so far as maral and le: .-l obli Ltions
are concerned, I am satisfied that the course of procedure I have
sui- ested would be fully responsivee to all ch_, ligatons.
Men cannot be expected to do something for nothing. Neither can
they be expected to receive, _^_ iething at scteone else's expense.
Let the expense fall where it belongs,-u:'on the shoulders of the
beneficiaries of the trust. Let us bring this matter to a head
and to a conclusion in some direct and practical w:y, and I must
confess that.no other way has suggested itself to me except as
outlined in this letter. If we can get together on a plan of
that kind and carry it out upon that broad and practicable basis,
I am satisfied it will meeting the approval of our contract hold-
ers as a business-like proposition and I am satisfied it will be
re-,..,onsive to every der.and of law, justice, or equity.
f-

As a summary, I would say that there are two things I .
am satisfied we must do and that is terLinate the Okeelanta Asso '
ciation by turningit over to the new operationo, and, sec.-,ond,


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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. FE ACCIDENT LTH
E. A. HEMPEL, DIST. AGENT INSURANCE
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE. WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

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A/ to require the beneaiaries to furni ;_tbe.,.1 necessary to .7
the Trustees in the proper and business-like discharge of their-
duties; and being in close touch with the situation and well ac-
quainted with the disposition and financial conditions of our
contract holders, I am satisfied that [:-pe per share is none
too much for the purposes we have in view.

Trusting to hear from you after your conference/ ith
:r. Bantz and hoping to have made myself entirely clear 'n th=
matter, I beg to remain, with kindest personal rega s,

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" "M. Thos. E. Will,

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..I .hare your letter and am mailing you, under

Separate -co-ve copy of Corporation Laws of Florida,

S-s'per your request.
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I ju .e re ent car be rade very rt. r.
LO w1ife aut.iurit to .... wen Clause I;: .; conract e
c:.. letel- fulfi ltil d.

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ry land is hard to understand. ot Con o t~'. i. as ever
writ e n r-e. I do i:ot ikno tihe nare of 0 one, the a ounts of
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:,ents ith the-r. If tr at ach in naua
S.a to attach vo. see to .;nc o .184 in
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,wi.l e,.* settled. ,i destruction of ;r.. i... '3 inntru-
ment .;y ire, to ether ;.it:r ~ i is sic :, e n.url turew
,ii. beh ind.

You iave not i- ..i:.e tle exact .rount of : our bill.
'lease do so, since I desire to fett e i t o.;e,

'r .;t :.o. is sold at v, 75 per acre, .d trct 7 is
released for sale.

S..t of ' land still to he held for *ii., o0: is it available ?

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...el L..ty, and alo a reie ate j _r.-tl, v t ou haIve
done for tneri aa ell as ;t ;,ou are doi.. in -:alsiin
the ini:.n-;7 settlei-ent.


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#1628, 8 street, N. W,

Nov. 10, 1913.
Mr. H. J. Chapman,
Greenfield,
Iowa.

Dear Mr. Chapman:

A copy of the certificate of incorporation, mentioned
in the enclosed letter to the Delaware Trust Company, will be /
found at page 26 of the Pointers", sent you, s.-rFturn to me .
-f that letter duly signed by yourself and Mr. Chainpion, to-
gether with the Vendors' Agreement, also signed by both of you.
I will send both papers, and also the original certificate of
incorporation, which I have here, to the Delaware Trust Company,
for prompt action. That Company is ready to put the business
right through. Furthermore, the OkeelantaAssociation, it
Should be noted, has raised and voted the funds to finance this
incorporation. We need not lose a day.

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FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891


STUDIO HALL,

1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST.


SERVICESS AT 11. A. M. SUNDAYS

OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.

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WASHINGTON, D. C.


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
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ATTORNEY AND COUNS LOR
tirst nationall fankh Quiltnbng


SNovember 14,1915.

Mr. G. C. Bantz,
1628 8. St. N.W.,
Washington,
D. C.

Dear Mr. Bantz:

I received your letter of the 5th,inst.,
and also the other papers that you sent a day after and for
which you asked me to wait. I have been exceedingly busy
in court, or I should have answered a few days sooner, but
the delay has given me the more time to consider the matter,
and that perhaps is better. I shall not attempt to
answer you letter in full, but only that part of it that
is material to the question before us. I have a copy of the
Florid&taarporationLa~s which I brought from Chicago and
which I have gone over several times. I am glad you sent
me a copy of the paper which you denominate a contract" for --
had nothetofore been furnished a co of it. am,
with this same mail seeing youac t e pamphlets nd
papers that I think should be returned to you, including \\ / V
all that you asked returned.
Now proceeding to the matter in hand:
First, as to the so-called "contract." I said
in one of my recent letters that I did not recall sigmiing
any contract, and, if I had signed one, I had forgotten it.
I find on examination of the paper that I did not sign any
contract, but that it purports only to be "recommendtions".
the language used is: the undersigned beg leave to offer
/ the following recommendations". This I think fully /
disposes of the question of our being-bound by a "contract"
And further, if it be urged that the mQoay was advanced on)
an understanding that it should be re uped, then I will say:
that if a maj~ity of the ExecutiA-6iommTiittee of the Associa-
,tion will say thet they wish it returned, it will be returned
to the Treasurer of the Association within Thirtdays after
such request is made to us. "This money was raised for cer-
tain purposes, among which were the paying of the taxes on
the gift lands, and the organization of the Corporation.
This was embodied in the first call, and was practically
the basis of the second call. I do nge believe that the
officers of the Association will now t the paiX s xx
S position that they do not wish the money applied to the
Purposes for which it was asked 6f us members. I know
that Mr. Austiun kes the position that to do so would be
an imposition on those of us who paid the money,-and that he
does not wish to be placed in that position. The money was i
paid in as dues to be used for the purpose for which it -T,
was used, and good faith requires that such-action be adhered.,>
to. But, as 1 said above, if it is desired that it be paid
back, and the Executive Committe wiltso sy, it .will be paid "
back at once, without asking a question.
In my judgment then, we are not bound by any
"contract" to make certain persons the directors of the







ATTORNEY AND CO N ELOR
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Greenfiel&, (3ofia


,Corporation. I do not think I should have signed the
Paper if I had thought it a contract, I do not think it
t within our power to make such a contract, for that would
"'e in fraud of the right of the share-holders to elect a
board of directors'at their firstme6ting, and such a con-
tract, if known to the authorities,would prevent their
approval, possibly, and would at leatt be restrained from being
carried out at the suit of any one share-holder who might want
a voice in the selection of the board. Further, if at the
first -meeting it is thought that we are morally bound to elect ,
those persons as directors, it can be done at that meeting. |jI ___
I am glad that you still take the position ""
that you will "stand for a plan, ANY PLAN, that conforms to i
Sthe essential requirements, and will work". Your willingness
Sto adopt the Florida plan is very pleasing to me, and I
mK assure you that I appreciate the spirit which thus prompts
you in giving up the Delaware plan in order that we may
have harmony, and together work for the success of the
common project. I havry hs approval of the Florida plan
by Mr. Autugin, Mr. Smi-th, and Dr. B3ar, and with your
approval and that of Mr. Champion, it makes qix of us, for
I am of the opinion myself that it is the better one.
In view of what Mr. Smith says, that he pre-
sented the proposed charter to a lawyer there,who )as
procured the approval of a number of charters in that state,
and that this Florida X lawyer said it would urely be
approved by the Florid authorities, I have now no doubt but
that we can go ahead and provide fnax for the organization
of the Corporation. And, in this connection, I sug-est
that Mr. Champion at once submit it to the proper authorities
and secure their approval so that we will know that it is all
right. I do not doubt the approval'of the charter. /
As to the plan being one that wilawk, I can',", i
have no doubt, after it has been found to be feasible and{' / ': <
practicable by tbZri of the Executiv committee and tow o '",
us Trustees, making five of the officers selected by the e ,
ur ~tsers.
As to the other details, I think that it will .
be practically impossible to determine them prior to the
first meeting of the Corporation. I find that there are a
great many questions that occur to me, and more will occur to
you and to the others, and we will have a good many points to
determine when we meet for the real organization of the
Corporation.
As to the matter of financing, I do not think we
are very far apart, for you and I both signed an approval of
a motion that provided that the Trusteep, Executive Committee
'or the Directors might: "--before sending shares to those who
have not paid their dues, an additional call, or calls for
44 dues may first be sent them." (See your letter of 5th,page 8.)
SAll of the Executive committee approved this I
take it, for you say this motion was passed. I thinK it as
fair for us to contemplate this kind on action as for the
Executive Committee to do so, which they evidently expect
to do.


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ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
Aqirst qarinmal puank jouiuig
O(reenfield, Jofoa /

11/14/1S-Bantz-3.

As to time and place of meeting, we thought
that the ft Fourth Saturday in January a good time to do so,
for that will enable those who wish to attent the meeting of
share-holders to take advantage of the Home-seekers' excursions
which are made on the Third Tuesday of each month. We selected
S- x nXtxat]mxBaxIEhnRmanKsxxxx Lake Worth because we knew that
Mrs. McQULpJugh would be there, and supposed she would have
no objections to acting as Serjjaary. If, as you say, she
declines to act as Secretary, and we cannot all together
persuade her to accept it, then we .shall have to select
some one else, and I would favor having the meeting at
West Palm Beach, though it is so near that it makes no
material difference.
It is the opinion of Ir. Austin, Dr. Barr, -
Mr. Champion and myself that the Cor2gration should pAy l Ji
the actual.expenses of the First meeting, it being absolutely sr
necessary for the organization o1Tthe Corporation, and we ) -
cannot be expected to pay the company's debts ourselves
personally. I do not doubt but that you will agree with ,
us in this regard. ---
As to the sigrung of the proposed charter
without adding to our names the words "Trustee", I do
not care how that is done.' It is not material, for we hold
the lands as Trustees, and I do not think that there is the
slightest possibility of any one of us pretending that we
did not hold the stock as Trustees, and if we did it would not
avail us anything, for it would not change the fact that we -
ill be acting as Trustees.
I am sending this letter (copies) to both .r.
AuLs.tin and Air. Champion, for wq tLhge have had gut a 1
largee.3 te, ondence concerning these matters, and I shalt
k Mr. Champion to treat it as a letter to him to the .'
extent of asking i him to at once send a copy of the proposed
.charter to the proper authorities of Florida to secure
their approval of it, and then we will know that upon our
signing it, that it will be effective. And I also ask both
Mr. Austin and Mr. Champion to make such comments on the
contents hereof as to them seem best.
If you should be of the opinion that we should
have a personal conference before the actual organization
) ,Zof the Corporalonf, I will say that I am ready at any time to
meet you in_ihicago, and we will go over the whole matter
l as fully as may be. But perhaps now that the matter has
reached the stage it has, that this maynet need to be done,
but--6hn be postponed until we meet for the organization.
This meeting must be held, no matter where we organize.
With best personal wishes, and hoping that we
can proceed to the- immediate organization of the Corporation,
I remain,
Yours truly,






OFFICERS "Organized by and composed of
CEO. H. SMTH. Priden i W e t am 8ea ch business men and interested citizens of
JOS. B. O'HARA. Secretary. Palm Beach County whose chief de-
CEO. C.CURRIE, Tooresr. *ESj sire is to build up the community in
'W. H. DA CAMERA
/ G.H. SMITH
C. C. CURRIE
L. B. WILSON P. O. BOX 128.
J. B. O'HARA
C. AERELLR f laet palln Beacb, jla. p


November 14, 1913.


Dr. Thomas E. Will,
Washington,
D.C.

My dear Mr. Will:

A short time ago I received a oommunioation
from Mr. T. J. Champion, also a copy of The Okee-
lanta Corporation papers.

After studying the communication and incor-
poration papers, I feel it is only just to you,
with whom I have had a number of heart to heart
talks, to let you know my feelings and my ideas
in regard to this incorporation that is contem-
plated.

When you were here in July, I was somewhat
impressed with yeur~ideas of incorporating under
the laws of the State of Delaware, and I believe
I expressed myself to you as willing to favor
that incorporation.

Some time after you had left I commenced
to get letters from you, from Mr. hampon and I
Dr. Barr in Chicago, also from Mr. Austin, and I-
believe I had one from Mr. Chapman. --

Prior to this time, I am sorry to say, I
had never studied the situation very carefully.
After receiving the communications mentioned,
I woke up to the fact that I was not hejn game
c~jas in regard to incorporation matters as those
From whom I received letters. I immediately
took up a courseR fLstudy and these are the con-
Soelusions I have reached:
According to the laws of the State of Florida,
V an incorporate body from another state cannot legally






OFFICERS
GEO. H. SMITH. President.
W. H. DA CAMARA.'ira Pesideat
JOS. B. O'HARA. Secretary.
GEO. G.CURRIE, Treaurer.
DIRECTORS
W. H. DA CAMERA
G. H. SMITH
C. G. CLRRIE
L. B. WILSON
J. B. O'HARA
H.G. CEER
T. J. CAMPBELL


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"Organized by and composed of
business men and interested citizens of
Palm Beach County whose chief de-
sire is to build up the community in
which they reside."

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doJ.bainess in this state. I will give you one
example. I could refer you to others, but I
think one will be plenty. The firm of Altpny
Brothers, large dealers in clothing and gents'
furnishings, started in here under a charter from
the state of New-Jersey, I believe it was, but
they were compelled to igaze that incorporation, 3K ,
and incorporate under the laws of the-State of 310/
Florida if they wished to continue doing business
in this state.

The cost of incorporating in this stAte is
not much higher than in any other state, and if
the laws of this state oomgel us to incorporate
here, I can see no reason for any further contro-
vifay in regard to it.

In regard to the namga I do not believe&
V the name makes much difference, for we can do as
much good under one name as another and to settle
the controversy I have written Mrw champion that
I will bow to the will of the majority.

Now, Mr. Will, I certainly appreciate the
vast amount of work and the ejanse you have in-
curred in trying to get this business on a solid basis,
but in this, as well as in all other business, I
believe we should to a great extent, give, as well
Sas take.


I am not writing this, feeling that anything
I can say will change your purpose. I hope that
you will not take any offense at what I am going to
say, but knowing of you in Kansas, and knowing your
tenajty in sticking to whatever you think is
right, I feel that it would be presumptious on
my part to advise you, but I do hope that you may
/ look our condition with con ideration, and I
believe tha ti-Arustees will make concessions.
so that we may et to ether and work for the
best interest o the contract holders of the Ever.
glades land.


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OFFICERS
GEO. H. SMITH, President.
W. H. DA CAMARA. Vice Presidenl.
JOS. B. O'HARA. Se eetary.
GEO. G.CURRIE. Treasurer.
DIRECTORS
W. H. DA CAMERA
G H. SMITH
C. G. CURRIE
L B. WILSON
J.B. O'HARA
H. .CGEER
T. J. CAMPBELL


West Ialm Beach


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of West palmn Yeacb, fla.


"Organized by and composed of ,
business men and interested citizens of
Palm Beach County whose chief de-
sire is to build up the community in
which they reside."

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I wish to remind you that in the last communi.
nation I received from you, you stated that if that
did not meet the approval, that you wenrsaAQne
and I guess "RONE" is the word, for I have no heard
from you sinoe.

Hoping that you can see your way clear to
answer this, I remain,

Yours most respectfully,

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Nov. 18, 1913.


Professor Hyland C. Kirk,
52, G street, N. W.
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:.y dea. Professor Kirk

: Feplyinig io your of the 5th--tardily, ,I regret to

say--I will state tliat, if desired, I am willing to participate

;n the lecture -ork mentioned. You may set down the follow-

ing subjects:

"Democracy with little d."
"The old order changeth.
S "Political slavery at the Capital of the Republic."

Enclosed find the dollar.

Sincerely yours,














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Washington, D. G.
June 8, 1910.

To Whom It May Concern:

I recently returned from Miami, Florida, where I spent eight days look-
ing over the truck and fruit lands, taking in a scope of 25 miles west and 25
north of Miami. I was very much impressed with the beautiful citrus fruit
groves and fertile truck farms; but the thing that impressed me most was the
beautiful town of Miami, with its manificent structures, its royal palms and co-
coanut groves, and the Everglades themselves.

I made three trips to the Everglades, which comprises the most magnifi-
cent tract of land I have ever seen. I am thoroughly convinced of the fertility
of the soil. I have spent the better part of my life farming and trucking and
know good soil when I see it but the soil of the Everglades beats anything I
ever saw in my life. Before going to the Everglades, I visited the Washington
office of the Everglade Land Sales Company, 1211 Penna, Ave., N. W. The men in
charge filled me up with what I then considered to be tall tales of this soil,
what it would produce, incomes derived from it, etc. I believed them to be hon-
est men, but over enthusiastic in short, I took one-tenth of what they told me
as fact, the other nine-tenths as fiction, based on nothing more solid than over-
belief. I returned to Washington and confessed to them that they had not over-
stated the Everglades one whit, that they had rather understated them, if possi-
ble, that they had been, if anything, too conservative. In short, I am con-
verted. I believe this to be the best "poor man's proposition" now on the mar-
ket, I visited a number of citrus groves and truck farms on the edge of the
'Glades and talked with the owners; I also talked with produce buyers from the
North. Both owners and buyers convinced me that this Everglade region is des-
tined to become the garden spot of the United States, a great revenue producer to
those fortunate enough to purchase land now, when the price is on the ground
floor. With adequate transportation facilities, these lands should be worth in
from five to ten years from five'-hundred to ona thousand dollars an acre. I base
this opinion on the present price of lands adjacent to the railroad.

Mine was a thorough investigation. I saw almost every conceivable kind
of vegetables growing in profusion. I saw very good crops of several varieties
of our Northern grasses, which I had been told would not grow on muck soil,

After carefully looking over the large area above described, I can
truthflly state that the fruit and vegetables grown on muck lands are far super-
ior to any I saw grown on other kinds of soil in Southern Florida or that I have
seen in my native state of Maryland, of which Frederick County is the richest
county in the State.

After a most thorough investigation, after talking with farmers, citrus
growers and truck growers at present operating in the glades on muck land, I find
that the statements made by the Everglade Land Sales Company in regard to prices
received for fruit and vegetables per acre very conservative; and the same is
true of the yield per acre of muck soils.

As a whole, I am very much impressed with Southern Florida in general
and with the Everglades in particular. I hope to make Miami my future home. I
believe Everglades lands to be the best investment I have ever known.

Yours sincerely,

S. Pi COMPHER.
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oor. tion rpn coiofla, it L:l e p;l a A v noti e 3c
S.Vftti tacir .. ini.. rs to 1. ...... . i ......... .... ..... can\
w ile. tr' u t t eir l 3;i ', -i a f t' ir o-t r, ,uc 1. e a.: -
i ,cavt t; : io; id, settle ; an v. i .. oi b :,r:. i- taie t i.3 Oa-
..r. --cu ,a,, ... op ,. a .f.. o tl :?'n(; c t iat or 0 )
tOn l aind 0.::i.e; t, ey ar', o ; o .i....: ,..t. a, n +,, .. lo.. and -. .cin-,. /
good. i 'eel outra e.3 d over t-io ,.nol ~ r.. r,':.ance a.n it :-.).-< i -o ,\
y.: a*ole.d _ro," t e C;:;icago .nd; but if i've ; ot to lbuild *,, k.e-
I l'-'!t" Pra'ctically :, ,y' f ;ndi iitIoul riel fr":.: either asoi. ciation
S or corpo-ati.on I .:;iall go aneau ,ad ,o ry i.,est on it.

Please don't 31i nj _papcrs for t}e bunch in tne 'orta .vest
until you have seen Is. ?, cCullough.


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P. S. I am sorry to say you have been misinfirmed on the
point that "an incorporate jady from another state cannot legal-
ly do busjUess in this state." Our Belaw*apapers were sent
to Secretary of State Crawford, asking whether our Company could
be admitted to Florida. He answered at once, "permit will be
/ issued, authorizing your Company to transact the business as sen/
Mje. "
I am preparing a ful~ .Latter on this whole question
and will send you copy shortly. Maeunwhile do not permit your-
self to be decayed by people who seem perfectly willing now to
go back on formal written agreements entered into before. There
seems to be "something rotten in Denmark."

T. B. W.


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i'o. John J. Rhode s,
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/Ay dear rr. Rhodes:

S. You :.ill recall our talk some montri ago about a

loan. t. handled that rsfatter all right. Now, however, I

Should te glad again to arrange for a loan on the oame necurity

"I had then, or on canal frontage in Okeelanta addition, or

both. I can use fror 1200 to $3000. 3f you are provided

with available funds at thie time, I shall be glad to ehow ai

securities: to your Attorney.

i:r. i I now have a farming party at work on my Okeelanta.

tract.. Florida papers are printing columns of news about them

and the development work in progress there. The outlook is

fine.

Sincerely yours,







2142 P. Street, N. W.,
Washington, D, C.
June 8, 19109..

To Whom It May eoncernl .

I recently returned from Miami, Florida, where I spent eight days look-
ing over the truck and fruit lands, taking in a scope of 25 miles west and 25 r,
north of Miami. I was very much impressed with the beautiful citrus fruit
groves and fertile truck farms; but the thing that impressed me most was the
beautiful town of Miami, with its manificent structures, its royal palms and co-
coanut groves, and the Everglades themselves.

I made three trips to the Everglades, which comprises the most magnifi-
cent tract of land I have ever seen. I am thoroughly convinced of the fertility
of the soil, I have spent the better part of my life farming and trucking and
know good soil when I see it but the soil of the Everglades beats anything I
ever saw in my life, Before going to the Everglades, I visited the Washington
office of the Everglade Land Sales Company, 1211 Penna, Ave., N. W. The men in
charge filled me up with what I then considered to be tall tales of this soil,
what it would produce, incomes derived from it, etc. I believed them to be hon-
est men, but over enthusiastic in short, I took one-tenth of what they told me
as fact, the other nine-tenths as fiction, based on nothing more solid than over-
belief. I returned to Washington and confessed to them that they had not over-
stated the Everglades one whit, that they had rather understated them, if possi-
ble, that they had been, if anything, too conservative. In short, I am con-
verted. I believe this to be the best "poor man's proposition" now on the mar-
ket. I visited a number of citrus groves and truck farms on the edge of the
'Glades and talked with the owners; I also talked with produce buyers from the
North. Both owners and buyers convinced me that this Everglade region is des-
tined to become the garden spot of the United States, a great revenue producer to
those fortunate enough to purchase land now, when the price is on the ground
floor. With adequate transportation facilities, these lands should be worth in
from five to ten years from five hundred to one thousand dollars an acre. I base
this opinion on the present price of lands adjacent to the railroad.

Mine was a thorough investigation. I saw almost every conceivable kind
of vegetables growing in profusion. I saw very good crops of several varieties
of our Northern grasses, which I had been told would not grow on muck soil,

After carefully looking over the large area above described, I can
truthflly state that the fruit and vegetables grown on muck lands are far super-
ior to any I saw grown on other kinds of soil in Southern Florida or that I have
seen in my native state of Maryland, of which Frederick County is the richest
county in the State.

After a most thorough investigation, after talking with farmers, citrus
growers and truck growers at present operating in the glades on muck land, I find
that the statements made by the Everglade Land Sales Company in regard to prices
received for fruit and vegetables per acre very conservative; and the same is
true of the yield per acre of muck soils.

As a whole, I am very much impressed with Southern Florida in general
and with the Everglades in particular. I hope to make Miami my future home. I
believe Everglades lands to be the best investment I have ever known.

Yours sincerely,

S. P. COMPHER.
















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t:y dear r. i&ir:-


'Jnclosed find fif-' .cnt :'or a;u~3scrii)tion to

i vlerglade.H apG:aine for r. Michard '^Itlow., 104 l..Gnt"ow

St., 1;;'., .. tshin to;, .i.;

lu r 0!C'olata coloiy i 3t2in. duo:n to buAiness

in aoo t;3r;ipe. i tilnk their imotor plo'7 is .et ter tian toe

on.e you tried and it se.m'? likely to u ccced. .o::e o t.e

ne ,- .-ers are i-i; tr vork a good deal of pu'li ci y, the

Lauderdale ani Like ;orth laralan secially.

I to our drainage ad i i rtiot plant

is succoeian-, nc rFl. crta..._ :lj ',po tiu cooperative ai-ppring

and selling work 1;! be o roper:* orT;....,d nd puvane. .. vast

deal depends on its 9ucceC3.


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.

eq19se M


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER


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ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
rljirst fatinal sank a i uitinu
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November 22,191?.


jr. G. C. Bantz,
1628 S.ST, N.W.,
Washington,
D. C.

Dear Mr. Bantz:


I have not heard from you in reply to my
letter of over a week ago, and am wiring you this
afternoon to ask you to say what you will do as
to Florida incorporation. The reason that I am
wiring is, that it is getting.lmne something
is done, if we are going to organize so as to have
the meeting (first) in January. We decided on the
24th of January so as that persons attending can take
advantage of homeseekersf. excursion on third Tuesday
of that month. As it requires six weeks' publication
you will see that action now is necessary if we
get it done in time.
You perhaps may have seen Yr. Smith's lette
of recent date to DBfJi_ 1. and you -will see 'tHat he_
is very. slongly in favor of Florda. .ustTn and-
Dr. Barr are equally so. A.5ou known__jhamp on.will
not consent to Delaware. I do not think it wise
or i me to go in the facejL ofaLUf these to adopt
Delaware plan, and so have determined for Florida.)
You will see that in the situation matters now are'in,
that it is hopeJLss to contend for Delaware any longer.
In view of this situation, -I do -hope th it you will
ijj JJ in the execution of the Florida Charter. It
appears to me that there is no other course open
to us.


As to the details of the By-laws, officers,
financing, etc.,etc., they can all be arranged and
fixed at the first meeting that must be held under
any plan, and the place of incorporating cannot
materially affect the Xxkm solution of these matters.
For the ake of QSZe in oug.J-aily, and
in order that the Lning may reach a sol4uion, please i1l ,
cnnnsnt. t.n Oivs nn vun nrrnfPrPnr. ant1 bl n, p us in the f
to meet .---'-
By-laws,
ion ma -xt r
In the name of peaoe" he desires Bant: to afit of t vitI'
help him and the Western gang --
1--Out out ALL SETTLEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT; j.,-'; Lv Eve a
2-.The SETTLER AND DEVELOPER and as nearly
3--0leat' the way for the land thieves. 11 permit.
I to our


Bants refusing to be a party to this scheme,
they put it through over his head*


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Maryland & 0.


Nov. 22, 1913.

Dr. W. Allen Barr,
32, N. State street,
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Dr. Barr:

In view of letters written me regarding the incorpora-
tion of the proposed Company, and the importance of this work,
for all buyers, if mther"4:o the Everglades are to be ade-
quately cared for and promoted, it has seemed best to me to make
a pretty full statement of f.cts, and of the situation as I see
it. I am enclosing a copy of this herewith.

As stated in that letter, the main considerationsare
promp~.aption, and incorporation on some plan that will most
fully conserve the interests of the whole body of buyers.

The latter consideration must, inevitably and as a
matter of course, include observance of the formalagra ement
between out Committee and the Trustees. Not a word of qutqgio
was ever, to my knowledge, raised to any point in this agree-
ment. When a letter was shown me recently making clear that
one or more of the Trustees are proposing, arbitrarily to abe-(
gate this agreement, I could ncar cj jiel'i exV.m yes. Even
yet, I feel t ~Ei the author of the letter could not have had
all the facts before him or have given them full consideration.

Inasmuch as this contract, for reasons set forth in
the enclosed letter, is vital, I have thought it worth while to
go into the matter somewhaT fully. Of course, I cannot believe
that any member of our Commin&ee would also sanction the throwing,
by the Trustees, of this contract into the wast__basket. I should
be glad, however, to hear from you direct just how you feel and
where you stand on the matter.

Sincerely yours,


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Maryland & G.

Nov. 22, 1913.


Mr. Z. H. Austin,
Minneapolis, Minn.

My dear Mr. Austin:

Please pardon delay in answering your letter of the
6th. I have been extremely busy. In addition, I have thought
that the questions raised by the various letters written me and
others on this subject were of sufficient importance to require
a somewhat full treatment.

The real._issue is not one of petty details but, as I
see it, it is, first, of getting the Companyorganized and at
work at actua l'gdgilment and, second, of the obliijgaion of
contracss If, as some seem disposed to do, our contracts with
the Trustees are brushe4.aaide as so much rubbish, I should not
know where to take hold gain in attempting to accomplish re- -
suits in the Glades by working with them. Herbert Spencer
has pointed out that modern civilization rests .on.h,te.otract.)
If this is to be undermined and ignored, the foundation would
seem to hive about dropped out.
As to fu;ds for financing the incorporation work, you
recall that you puz the expense of forming such a corporation,
in Minnesota, at $60 or $70, for a $50,000 Corporation, andat
$80 to $85 for a $100,000 capital. Of course, we have many
times those amounts in our treasury now; hence there is no need
to wai_ to raise more moaey.

Again, you thought the work could be put through in
a week. Hence you can appreciate the futility of the five. mQnths'
delay which hasalready taken place since papers were prepared, o
say nothing of the additional two months' delay, which I find,
is now proposed.

This new Company should be pushinLg~, dalpment in the
Upper.GAdea, as the Bryant & Greenwood Company is,.pushing it at
Lakwrth. The wanton, a~te of time has tried me sorely. But/
the proposal, now, to organize utterly regardless of the con-
tract, is dumbfoundeOi Do you stand for such axroposal?
Sincerely yours,






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Nov. 22, 1913.


Mr. Geo. H. Smith,
West Palm Beach,
Florida.

My dear 1'r. Smith:

Enclosed please f-ind letter I promised. I hope
it will sweet avay the fo of false issues, and make thin rs
clearer.

T:one of us here, rs T.cCullough, TIr. Eantz, or
myself, is insisting on a Delaware incorporation. Tir-t in-
corporation was ready last June, it would have covered our
needs like a blanket, it could have been adopted at once,
should have been, and would have been but for CILa.ipion.
By this time we might hav-. .d tLirng.s u.'.i.-t Cnkelntat.
As it is, not a finger ha1s Tfce:T 't : T'"tcr.e:.-il by ou'r
people. The northwest t contingent are now planning to incor-
porate the last of January; thus wasting two more months, or /
Ie ight month in all' All of which goes to show who are and-
who are not interested in doing things.

That matter of the cq"ta.ct, Mr. Smith, is vital.
The enclosed papers speak for t'l,.: ,:-elves. A letter sent here
by one of ;he Trustees, which shows that he has no respect for
this contract and proposes to repudiate it, has simply taken he
b reth of every one of us. Not one of our three will st;,-T'
for a moment for nuch a performance. Will you? If o,
everything, so far at Association and Corporation are concerned,
is chaotic. If men will not abide by their formal, written -
contracts, in accordance with which Trust funds have been p ) a
we are, infallibly, in a bad v:y.

*,Mrs. TcuCullough will be able to tell you a lot of things
in regard to what had been going on. Incorporation was all
settled except for Champion. For reasons bent known to him-
\ rl].f, l.r, balked. last June and has been balkin" ever nine.
. ...r h -k r:.reed v:ita f i' .i -,: I.. t.i r_. Finally, he
S saw Champion; and C0-i'i- ion has, in nome way, .-', iC 0,o .
Dr. Barr gives ve -y little attention, parently, .- ..-t1 to Aroo-
ciation or Corporation matters but always goes with Champion.
You know where Austin has been s t.n-t..~U '. .v
never been able to get him to hbelp on iT .ct by absolutely
crowding him into it; you know olw he fought the dues-call last
sumrner, and then how he botclhed f .. ... "

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Now, they have, clearly, been moving heavy an earth
Sullou over into the Champion cam. If they succeed,
the tail will wag the dog sure enough.
I see that a part of their play is to offgeq u a place
on the Bo r c --possibly the Presidenoy; hoping,
evi y to b ou o f, and have you q1lpk at their proposed
S breach of contract t." 'i now that, if that is their game, they
hav'e"etlTi'i~ t wrong man, for Geo. H. Smith is not in the mar -

Further, under the contract, you will beon the Board x
of Directors anyway; and, if you should care for the presidency
of the Company, I am sure you can have it just the same. For I,
for one, will do my part to put that through.
(With us, this is not a scramble for offices or free
junkets to Florida; it is an attempt to get things to moving in
Sbig way in the Uper Glades. and to .t Okeelanta on the map.
And you know, from what has been done and not done, how much can
be expected from the Northwest contingent if they control the i
Company. I should simply expect to see Austin's administration
of the Association repeated, and another big opportunity for real{
development work thrown away. ; '
You, and the Washin ton people, are doing the real work.
Your records can be read in the proceedings of the auction and,
every week in the Florida papers. You, personally, are on the
ground,hard at it. After you we, here, have done everything
that has been done at Ok elanta; while Washington people have
helped immensely in b uT ing up the Forbqj6eat and telephonf-lines
and in the Rita and Zona.evelopment. Now Mrs. McCullough is
asked to helpon the Lakeworth Herald, and in consequence, there
will be some Glades boosting done,sure enough.
I know that all you need is to know the facts. You
want to do the bestthing for all concerned. You are a man of
your word; and, I amsure, you will insist that others shall keep.
their word, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS EXPRESSED IN THE FORM OF WRITTEN
AND SIGNED CONTRACTS; AND WHEN, AT THF SAMI TIME, THE LIFE OF OUR
ASSOCIATION--WHICH OTHERS 7OULD KILL AS THE R01iA,!A LLA PERMITTED
HIS FOLLOWERS TO JIL1THEIR CREIDITOR8--AND WHEN THE UP9BUILDING OF P (
OUR GREAT GLAD-';7 MOVEMBEN1T,I'T-AT" tTAKE. .
All we need to do is to stand pat on the contract.
Mr. Bantz for the Trustees, and Mrs. McCullough and I for thd Exec-
utiev Committee, will certainly do so; and, with your help, we will
save the day. What do you say? -
f i A.L- Sincerely yours,
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P. S. The proposal to void the contract by "paying us

back" is preposterous. The Company, not the

Trustees, is to make the repayment. It is to

do so after all the conditions are fulfilled;

and repayment now could not possibly fulfill

these conditions. "Trading back" may be

proposed by school boys, but it is beneath the

dignity of men either to propose or consider.

Further, if the Trustees are able to pay us

back, where did they get the money, all at once;

and wh;. did they not p-,y the taxes themselves

in the first place?


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Maryland & G.
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Nov. 22, 1913.

Mr. ieo H. 'nmi ih,
West Palm Beach,
Florida.

Mi' dear Ltr. Smith:

iinclo(st pl:aso find letter I pro "ised. 1 iipe it
will sweep : i.' .:: the fog of f'ale issues, a; .: d ke things- clearer.

R'one of un here, :r. ]'icCullou7gh, ,r. Bantz, or iy-
self, iu insisting oi, a .la..are incorporation. 'h incorpora-
tion wa! ready last Jun e, it would have covered our needs like
a blanket, it could have ubeen adopted at anc, should ha; e been,
ard Told have been but,,fior :."' .Lin. yv, tnis tirm:e ,ne mightt
have had'_t -iL" i a b ri ,b at ;".-;..:. ta. A; it in, not a finger
has been lifLtdc tierc e xct by 'Iuj 'opl. Ti .iortiY. e.t
contingent are Ino': pt,.,niu,; r;o i~n:orporate tihe .:_t __-^ T. lur;
thui wastirng, ,N .nor. ....-th or -iht / : J 1! All of
which goes to sino w.' ~c'e 'd ho are not intere-ted in doin I


T-., t t ,.:jr;lt"r or t ... c,,.t, .... Ath, .. ..... ..
Ti enclsedU papers pl'nAk .o. th- ealvs. A letter t'ent here
by oice of Ic Trurtcf:i, .hi, h shos 1 -ll- t h r- h o.,? iojr pect for
thiR contr.-ct ar.+d t. ., I i.;i- tF. it, }as Pimpl.y token tlihe e
jbrc:it of 'v'-:;ey o, t of us. lot on:e of our three will tand for
a momrent for such a perfor:..ince. _"il ou? If o, every-
thing, Bo ir ap Ai .Ioci',tion and Co.rp3-ation tre concerned, is ,' lr.C
oeff c-. If men will not abide. by their form'alwritten contracts,
J i ic 'r.u fn i we are,
infallibly,in a bad way.

Lire. McCullough will be able to tell you a lot of things
- in rci.rd to wrat has been goinn, on. Incorporation was t11l settle
except for Champion. For reasons best known to himenelf, he
balked last June and has been b:-lking ever since. Chapman agreed v
wit. us fully and in wrritinn. Finally, he saw Champion; and
Champion has, in some way, won him over, Dr. B]orr gives very
little attention, apparently, either to Association or Corporation
matters but always ggs withJ .C1Jriion. You know where Austin
has been st,;nding all the time. We have never been able to get
him to help on anything except by absolutely crowding him itto it;
you know how he fought the dues-call last summer, and then how he
botched it.


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(2) Mr. eo. H. Smith. '



Now, they have, clearly, been moving heaven and earth
to Pull_ you over into the Champion camp. If they succeed, v
the tail will wag the dog sure enough.

I see that a part of their play in to offer you a place
on their Board pf Directors--possibly the Preeidency; hoping,
evidently, to bu% you off, and have you wink at their proposed
C breach of contract. I know that, if that is their game, they
have tackled the wrong man, for G.eo.. ;. mith is not In Ithe mar-
ket.

SFurther, u;ider the contract, you will boon the Board
of Directors anyway; and, if you should care for the presidency
of the Company, I am sure you can have it just the sa:re. For I,
for one, will do my part to put thit through.

With us, this is not a scramble for offices or free
junkets to Florida; it Bs an attempt to get thJin_ to moving ij
a bif. way Jn the Upper Glades, and to put Okeelanta on the map. -
And you know, from what hin, been done and not ~jonj, how much can'
be expected from the Northwest contingent if they control the
Company. I should simply expect to see Austin's administration -
of the Asoociation repeated, and another big opportunity for real
development work thrown away,

You, and the Washin ton people, are doing the renl work.
Your records can be read in he proceedings of the auction and,
every weekP)n the Florida papers. You, personally, are on the
groundhard at it, ,fter you we, here, have done everything
that has been done at Okeelanta; while Washington people have
helped immensely in building up the Forbes boat and telephone lines
and in the Rita and 7ona development. Now Mrs. IWcCullough is
asked to hely n the Lakeworth Herald, and in consequence, there
will be some Glades boosting done, ure enough.

I know that all you need is to know the facts. You
want to do th" ber t thing for all concrrnod. You Hre a man of
your word; and, I amoure, you will innint that others Ensall keep
their word, FIP-'CIALLY I '.!i IT IS EXPRST:'.D I'' .1'H 10O,: OF WRITTEN N
Aa)D :1lG:'.'D (COn;ITACTS; AID ) ,'.11I, AT TiP 1 ", LI, 2' TI1 LIF- 0O OUR
ASGOC~IATION--WhiCi (hi'liJ.,: OiULD KILL Af,: TI' ,HO' A]- SULLA P'JiRMITT-D F'
Ii. PL.U 'i0' KILL. 'I.. ,'IT Cif Id-ITO --A. D 'I;"f T ,,, UP BUIL'.ING OF
OUR Gli A.' GLADU;:: OV' :;!'iT, l AT ::TAKi.E.

All we need to do is to stand pat on the contract.
Idr, iHnta for the Trustees, and Mrs. ~cC:ullou&h and I for thU Exec-
utiwr Committee, will certainly do oo; and, with your help, we will
save the day. 'ilhat do you say?

sincerely yours,


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P. S. TLe proponrl to void iuhe contract by "pnyin ui
back" i.e prepnsteroun. '"l1 eony, not the

S.i'rucnte~r, is to make the ren:pyment. It is to
do so .ir l.'I ur.. fcond.i. J.e filled;

anl.' r.p'ynit 1O0 could not port-ibly fulfill

tjLc:. conditions. 'rFrl1n-,jlack" :r'.: be

proposc.-d y school .l y, ~-".,t it ie benetith Lhc

die-nity of men -ither to pror.iorc or conf-ider.

Furth',r, if the 'Trinter.ii .rre able to pa-y us

back, where-i ._: 2"Iti-w. n .y a tll t once;

and h- did tir- r n'::, p-*:? the t.:.. tehe. Jlves

in th;e Lirrt rlnce!?






GENERAL OFFICES SOUTHERN OPFICKVI
LONG BUILDING 227, 12TH ~TREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, VI.A.


Energlar eoanb BalW0s (mpany

E. C. HOWE, WASINGTON. D. C., IIKADQUARTERS,
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET. N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
Dear Sir:- Po.. MAI 4280

( You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great dredges are
working night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared at one of our meetings that the buyer is
"sure to win," and that "the only question is as to how much he will make."
The President of the State University of Florida visited us recently, and
testified to his faith in Everglade lands. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30.to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
I products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE op-
portunity of a life-time; to those who have, we can outline one plan which
will simplify their task of paying for their lands, and another, for obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.

Very truly yours,




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';aryland Avoanue arnd :; street,

';aF-hin.- ton or, 32', 1915.
L 1. *- ".e*
AernersB.. r. ti, a rirjoient,
J.. Ji. Au.tin, cretaryj-rrw. -urcr,
. A1L-l: iscrr, arnd
Iatur *c, 'c u.loa' :h, :;xecitiYve a '4 ttee, '.keelnritia Aamn..

sear iriende: *

t'-vo qurlcionti (\re Lefore th thterelrnrta vErI oiatinn:
'Le first is itra .-n future; the c r>-ond, Ltir ortla-nizetion of Uie
Okq!flanltai ..orPoration.

'ivf p.-,, on -.re d3ir' tly irttI rrP trd la L'jo ArnntociB a-
tion, .' z ,'-.i.;)it i thte ,nr:" lor t tin. e fil e ::r our 'xecu-
ti'v- 0o.." ittee, ,, je Ue ei.:ht are i, r:..-. five plur Lhk thrse
fruvtees. port th.le lnttecr uite .runt Led of April, 1912, plao-
od le Lduty to o.TMuse .to .e L.uJy nvetno.fratm.n n:' or.Trizad. Q.'a
crnr.fticn h to hold tie "'ift Lannd", nmd to pprforn tihis ituty

Of Lilorn pri pri :. .o F.-Pk for tIre iPocia Lion, ihe
writer I-.-ouk. Oe, .. r, C ;ad.ick ai; c w ogi ,;Uthr ot ringiited
t0.f iT a.' o'0 org-'n,izing t(r Artocia iotr, anp'd rPirvr.'J on the comn-
71iittee of thr.e hith frf':o i.cr L.,ont itution. his colstitu-
tion,prev-ntr.-4 y '.i ritnr to thOe ;o:ivi7-ntion )mn-i uwnnirrously
adopted 'by cort-it't e ,;( i drle':ten,iix our ciwr-rter,

Seariti,- on the ruri.-tio;ns c!ithter of .',rso'.iation, ;orpor
action, or LcbUt, tre i:ix pFapSre, '11 ..fore(' ',.'0, L.-eU -ire:

1. ja a jlfg, ld, of .:\pril, 1912, iilr.,ctini:. -he :rustrae
vo initiate Lh incororporation of the l;oramy.

11. ,..JiL &Mk.k .afln gl1 )-1S.U UPS.3q.Citfl. of April, 1912.

111. Uig .1rcu.!r lRtgr of ,August 1, 1912, P.ignid by rU1l
fiv -n'err.bers of tUhe executivee '.o" -ittee -i;d rent the
48600 Ituyers.

IV. I va 1.gA ct of .arch 17, 1913, iy-twern the .xeoutive
to r.i ttee r(Ad thle 'runtene, Ei;'id by :j entire eiht
per -one concerned.

V. l -rt T e jg~ Oc,,"eE of .un- 3, 1913, -l.an 'i,.:n:d by all
the 2:xecutivo .,o '.'ditLt e and ret r'll the buyers.

Vl. T Yi jotL of JUne 5, 1913. hia- covers t'Vo mtOtions
made b:." 'r "rittr:









(a) Thait te ;:ircul;-r !Ltter of June S, 191.5, with
Constitution, be rent- t we LuyerBs,

(b) Jhat, "in C(.or-'l ice t. 'ith te tc.r.ip nd.i( condition
afgret upon biy lte ':runtI oB e.nd ;xPcutli 0- .-ittee* (..o. IV,
above), thl L.keelan'.tAn Ar'ointion py+ y UJ oxpen-r of i,<'orpore
atiing ithe o,-rpr.y. hin wa Fi ;;ged ',u he five : xstsetive .oe
miLteearenn, anid forrmally :.gr'rc..d upon an I.' ', cept,:d, in writing, by
t..'o of J~l tiiro; ruct '- 4 7.o'" to tlrl qutUn lionn:

. 1. 'bo :ork of ctLh :i..rociation. Our :onti tutionf-un-
^ *p7i a:pily .orna'.oc.cu .'-: t hou,, 1:.nrt JaJi.o, oar.itrcr,
publi-h-.i.d- -'"; t.i i ork cl-.ar, time I.xecutive
,o:'..itti e, Lthe ,.iiiociatiorin' aoti-vu. :i;;':.'nt :r' to "c'ire f or Liho
record :s .s uL,.D fo .J ..:; O'- i..J.io: r C iv '' a14 t 1on :.16i
final reporL orf .uh r~ristroL, i-*- 's a ~.;iu of c1o ;*r.lr-ication
betw. en Tr aU te fiftP -'..:I-:L-rr i,.' y ',.:; ? .'.7 r..i.'5 inJ or;rud, .olJdc
nidc ;Ld.in)il tnr i l thie i.'rL,.r ts of Uie v..,i..l .r:.lip -ny n.r. pprrty
of -'i-ich tl e .:* o -;i Iion .y L co:,. por c c .-4, r-c. ivr :'ro:n Lhe
:5-., *,:r. 01)p init iaciven J ,'bL:aiit ref. r' .n, .rovi.:e for Ia ad
Exchange 9rr1 p..rfort:: otltc-r i]uti.i ,;" ,,; ..- (-oir!';.d)

7hi .;it, pnr-in of all he rro : vi, 'Ir of ,-nt Ltn .,.Ut-
noc:i:-tion wa or i o lo.r, As an :-ctive fr tor i.- itrn org..iii-
gation i. r uLr.iu;f:. t work, I cfta t- ntify uiAn .ilvoci'ltly, :'t-t it
'*r :;cpi, .. d .oi ,' or- ait r pi, ly i r' po .ible, i. 'L a big, nctive,
a r. r l'five, influential ur:.. :;i; :r t.o;;, i~li:'iflg,: in n. ort of.--"'ys,
to pjrcir:: ote tie .. ntrr-i r t of i.. :;.t0 scattered ;, ipl o '..he:Al ris
coll'ect.iv-ly ;.1l:'o-ti ',iaCll' and c il-lss,

2. 'j.i. : J jaQ -Q j'. L iu; 7TliBs queeflo,. ir-spor-
t ut no i. ,o ...- : 'r~ 4ti ,nt, ij r 1Ir.. -:,6 c< v, ,'V ion ,roc r-d-
Ss ot ,O \ *riXl 9, 19i.-?, e ntri. i .i pa- r h
"It wan -:vad, ":co D..... .-' i uri '-i U i"':.''us1v' :n.. rrit d tli.t
.Jin : pr. .iC tingor', li..a r,o i L. J Iel r (ed, r ,r.r;: d. L o n-
; L .. u 'Ad. ., iiriit n lv. ti. _'..;, m. .J, -. ':L..S9_ *a._. A., &=. ..n
Ji~o in I tLu.-' t. 1 ;1 i ...e o t :.;L : -" L., ". oint d i vi ie
l,,-.' 0. hilT rOa^. J .' .. i 'c :tc.' I' "i p T', .... -L Ort ";li-
Zb.". on .l b- e ...R u c cf I ec tiv r ur !sf ., .ii '., *
i;. c( r 'r. ;.. 1.1.l: were -.0 i,,L Oi ..i4 a ; : of
rrid co .'-dttee. -.,': i ..t.r co 0 l..: ;ot -:.t.'1 .- ore cl;'r.

y Uton" r pon" i be .or oit! at. :i .a.io! L W re t -0
i n. e r hint or i-<,,i. e i on Li t li j' IV ro iAl. i i n ouli run A
rief, .lltris:u, vacil:lti1 t, tl .-por:'ry course, a aiL .l'okt;.y to
otih-r or.. *,'i:ntioaP, and '.e.i fiicCl':r out, it ia urvr;u. tion-
n bly true t-ot ti- iropo: -1 vr *.d tl.'t the o::;i ny -.d A ro-
ciatio., r.louut be on :;1.,i not to,"* I '..'i).i it. -yt elf rv"per tid-
ly, i "*.i- .,, fat ,L r 0 tI h h idea. I ir-ipoe-'-i it, firrt, at
the auction, *itere i r ;i.nLa ;t.td ieVe rav iy : o iil.' r:!fort to brirg
togi-tlir'r tlh.- ) rurte'rn J.'.iid o'.r- :iy o;li :i, l I and rn. ,i nationn
.o0 ittee of th nir tio.n To'' 'r.:uli te, j.c .. r, a
.lI.nT :,-ChVeltey AsnF.ociation fand ,rporntLo.n .i:. ,lt Lb uniii'.d tl.cfore
rCe' ..'ru.,t .'-edti, by itr a p. ...1l turma, .iX~. t .: "1.ir: i'T1 oop i ibTle.
..... r'inli and hr i.ry, 1h. Pver, -.r v nto-- l'; .nl, to y .:h;:,.rini, tih
*or-k not one; na it :- '.'. n been ;.sose. I vti !, tli"i:ryr r,





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cherish the hope Utln.t nomw ntipf;,etory plan for unification
"-y y,'t be di vitfed. li t however, .;nyorin i.:':,'ines t.r-t, i.-,
St.:iL. tily .f'llo-.oin" i iacorpo'ration-by ''h" hoaievri :'nd on Rha.t- .
t-vor plon, .-",I t.ihout :.or- en.ltl"f*,ctory briaF. ofi unification
Lmvin.; first 1.ha:- ..; revtd, upon n:; mlnldopttr-. ,y .110 rir .)-onibeO
ofJ icil~ t-ie COe'-l.. Aion .irocintio:. '.ill jlqueath iti n rfreta
S Cnial cr- .i to oL.t 'rs, and orwlti, I ;.id in~contill;tly co-'?-it
Suicide, bh rJ.oulip at on-l: .rand or.vir, *1irm.inr-r fro:i hin -ind 4
thif bfn:.ieless notion. 'i.r Atir; oci.atio,: ;,':z lot or :- :izei d for r
Iny I:ucIi in,.lorious .,i. '

is' ly !'-;i 1:wl iidn o'; ';rx'tle, hold L..ant a
Super ailnen:t, .ittinctLiv.- 1-..rk on be :oulir. f'or buth Ai '.ocin ionr
r,,j Corprration; and uint, Jor tO.sl rrrro !, ti.e idl--ntity of
r:f,ah rhoul.; 1-. p ; l i-leitly int.in i. it i- poilntl. d out
nu '.i th clich r or, t 1 t, in pin? Ig,-inltion, an
i orgni.n..ation o:. ov-r. 4,''lLO in.iv.itorn r.:id home-owners "-ould
ea.rry nmuCI: -or, .." i; :.tt i..'i "noul,. a ':-e TC iporation", popu-
larly jiu n'- .'t.'od t6o or C F "rVo oPi l", :A.i'. re,-'-rd-id, todniy,
with cveor i;roin: r ir;icion .and hovt Ali tg,.I

jho-Pivrr, or r t-- ei-d, thi e iu.rin .c .he jIuture
of .it- A'. o'.tntion' t ';:.i- Li A.', Q 1t: opint
:::'iA out_ o.rc i .Lot t~liL e; j; rntir-l j t.i t.he
34Fl.eI= g r oAsciotio S,6 iLr eoto k!~._. Sl- QrxeQutive ..o.T .i'te. h.en -iDe .:rputeen, nihl. 1 have
fiulfill-;d i.jilr U1 obli ).t.io:), '- t. ort.h i.. ,h? -'rust. :.'rnd
(..-. 1,), an dUte ontrc.t ( *. 1V rei .:or"ed by o VI.), it
s'houli ti l tr b-r posf lbl and I or'',r, or U.nt p" .;. ..:o ,-:.C Li tlU
ting t onc' hO x':x'-citive "o ittee of vhi A'.io:.aLio.1f :-in r. tili.
fiTir., -.lAr t:torn of tli:. uo-'or'i;.Loun to u.onrid'er toL;rt1}cr t:uch
I l. e .or unificatrion of .Arkocin Lio,.. n;rd CornLFrn iXion "'* *fry te
.ievi i-h-d.

Ani be it rI:-" ':.:l -rl: i,. -uch (co: idl-.ration tiie facot
iu..i 't, .. out tiat the ,.,i.l t ..irvo'.'i: tion hns i: o 'i-wr-

thit 1it ku- tlion oi yrCC. t 1 '.Ol. Ao 1 up. .it i nJly pro b-
.'.li*, xrur.t..-rt.-o e t r .i A, ;'i f ndt e i'.u.rnith d .y ; ro .t
|,.Af L.J -, .'"y point ti : .:?y Lo an ~ :uiZt; L..le pijuS t.:r; t of 1.:-
port:"t. po;.nrty ? a e not orne infir tiire of Jv'- rno .o i 'iUrj n poc? $ i,.4i3 J .in-r i .
Owiaerf'ili)p f Lth co-" .: 1A:id.

S,\;.-Ain it is cloir 'n.t o', itly diiroctir..:, for 'I.r
time, Ut, .:: 1 irr of ".nti -.... i. l tio-i .,<-; : r..o 'a icilo c in or
r:nnily .dju.lt L;,i: astt.r .J ., could ; t',o L br j.lI,.r '- .:ot fr'o:":
.-ich oat.er -' i rvi ir rIo'.;. ILly, 1 liv,-r a ,.it Vit-w;,-,noit tn .., irl-
tcr'rtn, .ihe' insl;j rta,:rr:, ti irr,'.torce, of.' ."I o'ntr,".' (P. 0:n. IV1
"n:d v1,), d'il cur '*7 '-lov, n' au.'. i-. ,rvi,',nl,

3. a'.L t.orjer of .n.e . c ti -.. Lee ir. t.l. I ncor-
ation: 'ie qur..-t.io-! .-. lhIrr our- .rcitiv"e r iLtc **'re
cone ,' i 1,:d in ^ ori.&.; nizn niot .f hli? oro . t0'ti. .n to olu t1 e'
'.ift: 3.1nnds hbr been rir:-d. T oe fi 'ir.- facts 1iouid :),o-





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(A) 'ria t.,Xter's Interet: The writer eubmite ,s
that he bore an humble prrt in -;tking poetible the poBnession,
by the 4860 buyers of the body of Gift Lands. Ca April 7, 1912,
the one lashi between buyerr and Land C.omprany w;ar threatened.
Ar, J. J. orber exploded hiar bomb rCgarding Uie stand company's
maps. A committee was appointed conistint, of .'eBrre. Dorber,
s.il, Champion, iowat nnd chippey, to confer with tUa Land Coma-
pany. ChairmanSorber'4 policy was to -g toe Land Company
to five Uie buyers the exoens ilnds. 'ihe writer strongly ad-
vised, inrtaad, a policy of conciliation. lr. olorber pressed
hiMr policy in ;:.he uer:ting of co ittee and ..ormprny officers.
''The tension become intense, r, 1nll hurled another Icomb in-
timating that .orber vwa not ^disintereat'ed.* ;:.orber cllrd
the co'.'ornittee out, reRignnd naid retired, ondr the writer wae ?made
/Itair-nnn. fin urged Lin policy ot ;conuiliation beforen LUti com-
mittee, They Iunarn:r.3ouly r;jtirnd .-:nd rr.tur)l,-. to thym :.ompnny'a
office. '.'hore ti-, n'.i '.i-irmlni., Oirectvif ) negcf-Ltiaionsf for the
cooi-tttee with result promr tly :ic:urod :.ind unanimously ntise-
factor:y. The co'.. ritte, thereupon dr-ft&cd n reP:.ort exonerating
the '.omp4.ny fro-' bl:r-an. (rrnc-'edintgs, April 8), In Inrge
me;~pure, this r,-port wra' 'tie r'i';:iririn~ work. m, rend it to
te convention, -hiich utAnl'raourly rtdopteId it, .al-4 the teiipet
was, tin.r- by,laid.

Un April 11, tino writer -nrve., on a :o'--ittee of three
which dr;'fttd r,.-nolution I 0 thr -";1:.idn a!: JI.n~i3 CLoorapany. These
re:iolutioni areo, i.hirouinout, in E,:e -'rit'r'e l:rriguza te, were read
by hi'. ~o ~Ji. couv rntion and U,irni:.ounly ',doptnd, ';iile copies
wnrr furnished .Lorp ny iand pror.. 'h-: k."omp'y,oon April 12,
formally ucr:Kno:l-dg'ri, t to ho cornvnition thLy recriipt of theme reu-
olutionm; i-.nd naid, "Lthe ofiicr Cr of' th ;ompnny. .,;:-.ve. road tlin
Treolution wit;l muc)h l'! .lAture I.iJ ataisction, -.nd cordially
thtuiEn 'tLio krni:.;:bly for iLt ,.-pr!.:l'1onn of :.ood-will. "

It iv generally u'i!:rSitod :nd -i rnoul.: not, be forgotten,
that, lut Jor i.)l h;,' ,y :.i .; of ti- ".or- t r troue r.';d the
clhractcr of hie suboveF r'Vrolution-, tlerr ,od -.ro.ably h-vn
be r no."~_ift PCL, e'nd no ou,.r2ei.-n ol or i orqra._ti- a ,_om_
pony 'to.0 holJ*** 1 th
Agao.n, as 0 corn!r-.-rrativly l;r,'Tr holderT of verglade
Lands, I rr-alize th-At v.lue munt ou pteO rut ch ldandid by petllt*
amen1t i develrnyments riani that u mount initiate Uhin t'vork our-
slvelr or :' it indlicinity, "iI rr -lize, rturtjir, .tt anIcaLL
atfioj a; .tr' ,r o'rt.t4o P.r essential "to succensful :'?ettlr'1eit
? rand d(lvvelop'wnit.

S;w, entir.-ly without hilip Jro-r iu.ltitudle vlho on "very
ground ougist to nct'lp, 1 :"- pu:1hiilI; 'thie vork of vfettlX-E.nt and
devc.lopv' -it. Ar a rf:-ult, I h!nv-.q Legun on sectionn 3b-44-36, on
the o-nal, .cdjoiniing COkrcflita on Lihre outh, t i ih these resulta:




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1., ihis section I Ih1i -vE? -qyj4vgeg the pint in filed Mnd,
in oNrl pl.nce Ln th Ulpper uladmA, ihe buyP r c'-. locl;tt his lart

2. ?i'har i.I
3. iT frin 1 colony, including my ron. ir cropping there,
uetiy,,: n :nmitor plow, r-id pl' citing not only ve(?-A;bl-.s nnd ttbaer,
but LitlE !,' r.dE. oL 4civiliz tion.

4. } toera re iILt..;ily .ltcij, : uLitP, "n piUbliii'd,

nn.)s J, 2S a a

:lii;, f. & "1:,',i:,H Corporati n .)iou}I: hir-Ve .egiirn .'ork at
ntReelit USo .r 11 (:o|; oir4, in a 11 r way, t ile ''r1a
.ar.ca .i r m orp*;..,ir ij 'oii at nke-'sorth i a l.rig aund splw'n-
id wy. 'iatt it if noit yet '-*vn or;-':nfizd nor, pp:-rimtLly,
likely s-.;.fn to !',, t a distinct rn, d.n!ily ci~nrrrvice to rev"ry
buyer in "he lp <.n *idB iJcLluding 'yirnlf'; ;rid .gniriet this
long.-protrLuact.d :;.,ld -;4holly njr-ll(ss negr:l t o: .'uty, I hereby,
record '"y .-"rn nt r i i romphnittic nrot'Et.
The f.-sociation and the 1ift 'nl;
)T ;u Aticipa1ion. 1hn o fifth of Ute "(dutis"m of Cour
.xecutivt ColS'.- ll t.t ( .onAti tu'ti;,', .r ti l, i .,i,.;te
..ril 10, 1 )l..) is "''o old, And ri.lif.~~it r i.; the interest ta
of thc :e"r'.' .:r ,s' n, ;n' ro y of twhei.c' the .o.-L; ,tion _"it;
LoeCac u ps t;n, i.e .rt:il il prviZ f, for w.y riaLsoI,,
it a:i. ll, n.t jIn:, t. .-, in thi'e mnii :ou;s o i,~.iono ao' t .. e-
ut ive ...ti c oi.OI unce.1"-a.;. y, .i t or:; C t%" :yvr i nuor-
.)orrte t in A.ss itoillBtin.s h es C cla', "io ''eL" ..r.i.;ered "or the
crxpr .1tc 3 r ct C. 3 r0 Lf ':' t-lin.t; tliA Ti: aii1tlion to i1h.lt i :,id "'drkin-
ister thf' ex2:o 1;.. ir i ti ev @ nIIt tti- land 4u<; ',.' ai: r2iS d
i..n..t- t'.; to tLe .'' ".3. J e n .Ua '.u' il. to br .n, t'
';rustooes, l..ini ,frciaxl', an1id co tixtutiunal Corr' it'o.e tuoi?,thrr,
in conforancc, as 'o.t.eLioted, the "gigsI a woeald h ave been fou.1n in
the ;Aove for t;i-. l1aid hiol3di: c:or oration *.vllio1ty cr'atiln a
nqedles 'ith i`?1h'l in thm for" of z-i ad itit.nal corf.uraltion.

(b) ..ontraC t with tho ri-uteeo: At rcoo ;Cnied c'- tih
Lonstituti.niil o',... itt+,toa t.r" '"ra nte' ,+arSe beii biurdoncd with
'uLie s0 ;zi rar?.-`onli ;.Iliti'' to ret h nt hich nut an cent of o1n-J '
wanl proQ iided. ;f u"tr ducbI yate, **e 13pl.n1rd to keep tlhe- from
running. :AI(grounu. Tax-p; y ln, tir', Cfmcie ..nr h;ad nl:.ont pr&.tsud,
l;rBt sprin;.., Lbu t. '.unnt'sae, .s ;uch, had not a pix;,y.
'( c.-nferred wilh T ruAtster: dntz .an ...7 O ttm :rn :c ulIuO l.;h her,
wi th or. itte'..' ;ij.it in 'lori ani. wit ruitu~e in :.ion
in bl'ao o, .Jll i pOatSon. ur i.n' ilt 'o r:ad tii.- cn:oty. .0
were deoirfci to Iti;ce It, rintd -ero willinI,; to do so. Nite ch.if
question was t-he ne.;Larity. eonal :ri:uri y ff~ro:, h.; .rultle-
'w-a Ru,,3,stedd, but 1do,:.lintd by thra. 'tetn tie pI;an found in the
coutrruct (;'o ') wa ,i a,;r..,td upon. Chem writerr pr ;ep.rod the letter
(.o, F.) whiih hie .r&, r:'. .lulloulh rpned. :.rustC.; annta
author zed ui to jnnotkin:ci his concui.rrenol, lAndi tlhe lotte' w;46s,
th ireupon, si t the L.o.reu r'etotn Co,.i'ttfeet, n. wi. signed it.
It was uloo rlnot to tiha two r,'i'ute rut.enu,

ra, o.ullou.'i n I, mo wer "tlihe undersii-ned",




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made tihe t.recorn indations" to tne other three C;o;m.vi.teeren,
who sign.*d, All thh three T'nruatees rocetptr d these condition,
:.' l in wtkting; and theiTrautogrr-aped mignaturem, in tink, are
before am. : ot a word of objection to those onnditionzs was
raised by anyone. "'itle, a asiuing the "rumtrsos to be honorable
men, m-aide the security ;..ood. .'he xacuti,'fe C:rr;S tee would, for
a tiUl, Iiandle both ..-aooaaitiun ;.nd :-rporfntion, rind could thus
re-collect the As.Oucintifon' money from the :p.'pratiun. 'he3y
could also work on a pl n of union n between AsntoitAtion and .or-
S portion. i'he aot:ittee's nterIst in the incorporation thus
beaomaea as vital n.a io t'el4 interest of a bar.k in thi clrU.racter of
a qepcurLty ut:oin w%'tlc1 it hte leslt trust furndn.

ilkis 'tgrooment was cllnriche, irnd all mio.nnibility of
nmiuundcer~ta.ndiun :x rrso"-r/d, i;y :J .1 (aibo/ve), otion.l. 'I
confirms, i;i tihe nmoot spaoifi :rid o:ri.thltiu '&jway, tir'e bLuve pTro
visions Of O,1 0. A ;'. hi, illso, w l- alilard by thl fivu .xecutive-
Oomrcitt~emsen, u:ln by two of the three 'ruste,'?. -. ovlIn o0" the
eicnt officials concerned.

...6a, .Mrv11louA tU r7luAte4 rusete Uwhose i autograph
signature to itt--t- 5I wit': /i is ros o y desk, t.6e-u3ffS S, brinag rFo)i
laside i: jt !c .ucl .im3t, jgiUr. se Ocli:'.1w there was and is no
agree--iant, An'it the P:prtiea in v:itrest had ,no riiht. to mlkl oFne,
|'nid tit At is :t alid it ,Iade ? :-'roi tdhis, it eiBoiold be !rrlent
that our .o".: At'1' O not onl._ ha. Mn ilnt,'reat in tnis in ,-:Coro^,raitiong
but that it IS .Jnier prlainir n'l:;saety to Pfsfeluaard tit.. interest
if it wvuld u proporl: ;:rutect t.-e fAunis entrustel to it. :.epurli;at*
iun of for:., -1 ritte- ;tr- lif i :-,reeS,cntt 've*) urcly nou what
w h. d t.. ri ,it '..o 'eXpacct.

i:n ulau se 3 of ..c. IV it is furt:' ? ;.ro'-ovied thAt the
"Trust e 'sa and ..ix eutvi e ,;o-':, itt.a; s,-,'AlL "coolq .rat F ;t to the
Spl,ce and otli"Jr ti.etails uif thei, incor; iuration o0~'i- p'aper riLccompalny-
inij. ) 'ri .jro- i' ioi u inni-,.uil;l.' r: reL fd to -iy f'ive, iot:iunittoer. .er .n
and tiira-o :rut','-s siure 'uru.ta '-o s Yr'e &Inso nO', idriorlnfi ; :isu.UT.."Ain1.
thtAt thei alonc, r.abo'a' dcttl -n:ei,.;.j till v eio ti niisfi rc*;irdal iii; in-
corporation. .ie i l iiia rita.'ri l ooistructiUCf-l th.:-' car tio placed
u'oln suic co'iduct *is tiit ji.o Wut.iire ar' not informed. "lint our
.on:!-itt? '.;y te, I ar, "nakin., this full Ist1ts <, 'iit.

4, :-yril the ..zgp e of norporiting tlhe ltrpany; .ao aire
still preparini- -,l.;r'.rn for p',yin( th e.xfpnsIe of' inr;or;:u-r:.in;. the
S'O;.;ps.ny. .r tLn .lu ,sti.j,, five salid monlthI h.a.v ,.Areudy been
Sv absolutel,1 w;:.aL.dtd. ';i>, :.6ooiatini oolv'id tiht prolYK..1 l:aat une.
I Itan :..xOculivtt 'covrjlitnl th.nsi n anir:;ouitl/ voted tI'a Onciy (,.0'.,
a3bova) ano rji*lsed ; and, inl the ncll rn ionth, t. o of thjt thr',.!
*.' riste'a formally Aind ir~ writiii,., rcco::ted thi.' or. ir of fundiii for
thle oX!.>anm of L:.cor.or': LCu'tin,. ur reanuror rtti'll ioldo! tmii :..%.Iu,'V
utbjLecLt t lire C.all of t~i 'ru't<3:a, .: Jn 'iny vaii, rntiunulm
excu''e be a'': ro at in .l.to ijy for 'ti.1 tiiri'iri. n,., o.;vr i;ii
old, .iril-oilt '.r. .i thus iLe1 .iniJ t.cly del:.-y ing th iIcorpora
Lion, a nav f OlnterMd l.AIt Jul';




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5, __Lq.^irin -.u .Yre to o nLributJe to ..-en_.o o"lcor*
.... oraio: : ow an Lo levying dP.-ewrJed 11pn :-h'. Uiyers ifor
conLributione- 1,' .2, or :..;t not- to prfy for iicorporating
thr ..omptny. rbhwn abov., all. ttsie ib t tzdit rt',iue..IB
a0bj.lAtely bepidp he noint Ind pau of Qrder, ____any LjL
r..aTL ,. o,1.:; nnd, 0of .te i;~)i t officials concerned,
p.c:ve.;I hl.ve 2grneid ti;'t it 'be ur-d for inr rorporni.-1.in puroprP ,

ALI i .i C ; : '. *. t, a f .:*-. in; cUs.Tn-
p I ,,'ory ;ontr.- .u i I t'r, i ,rn, r. hn ;.;< r.., in i- I ter
^" IL.fore .2 *rot; 04 .Aui It: "....L9. .A.l.Lh.ii... k .zi.^.l.tMA
*! -L''j..L4L.J .... -.. 1 *:', *t. r'r wa nrtinsg V.i
:' :1 n *ji, ;.: 1 - iro)c:. 'd to v.!r te the. inter*
jy tuip:a: in. 4iRAf o .0o s.1 h we air- -:\,r hi ve t;e r.ioay, 'i':i
s.'r'./: 7/b of tke of..i i.ir:- conuer'rid .'r, l I ', ,*'*(o tir.t it .'<-
Ar it 1,.-:r1o!3ori t $

6, L " ._:.,L2L '.1'o U s? It ,"* be ,,-. .-. o ,.*<, <.'!Jet)>er,
;-, t..r ,". 0 ;:.i orf.'ti- oIn. ij o"; ii i.;ii ,. t 'i *i -ca to;r hiave i}-rld
tJi-.ir fi. l- t :::<, tiln the.t -* "l!" Still V '..:.. ,,,.., in e
ro.o-in tion' treir.: &ry tn ; f A.l_- :Li;..s.. ,e t s'.,_4 '7il-
int t .._'. Let u ;!:-'-n ,.::,'- w .l :, t r rnnu-i..
i: L, :il iord -utr t,o,: .. of ..w ':uti,. o 4 it er rn-...j ir ctonr
.1 :- _L-r,,Ai ". J. .' to t -, pt. tr',- .t to the buy-
erl. ,' ( I t -. b n r: r.y to id in .= :in, the tit
uatioil i 1- C r tno oi 'r no r,': ; ':r ' t i.it oa L
\-' in .;ia,. ture i., t each one of ..<' 4r"?TTT. .nTr7 f. i uL7ty
iFT. -', ic -.joy bit- r e in the ro .-..)O'! :, ; ut to o',-
tinue n-I iin. .'.ue-to t ove *"Q r ,! inc:r.~i ai: o to dollar d.eri-,.ntie
or two-dollar c'?:" i.r .IreJ -_iTL'JLQL [ j 1. li' r -i ;I,),
1v.'' J it * .' Vr !.- ':'., i: 0 OWe hV-t .v not
yet Ti'-ci owtt 1 .) .in 1 in r-; ..- L .7 1r17'.1


videc no that .rurt.,.p :; 11i i inorporte, l',it hnt *,-:y
', 11 *u' j.' J. e..i2 o r qj.' 0L A < fo -.. to., .- r* *:;otn--
tri t. l i L .i.,n ( 4i. 1'.) cvi- t t they r n our o *:-1 tte.

ahuli t-t. taA,. Lv - 2-S '2&.. Li.. ..no go.- L. ...1 .here
Sl .., e "'. '- _.ooperna L..l ,.;.(;t, .-,ri] .. r,. L.'-o,', rote
r. r.ni r".,::r, i . ..or li,; .* Atu tin v r;. .. ,. *,-.rly,
,;-iVe ,i"- : ir vi : 1'-0. 0-.y i :7 th. i .rs r j teu alPo c l'u1.t. arno ai
or i ',*:.'a'r-t ion., i: + .'Wct, our e id nt rcr t, r: T. .nt:
h.lRz' 'frrnuc.4i.41y vi2.ited try9egI in to *colni rt r j iin .rnotter.

U on .... a raid: ilIl yo :l.- re, rc'h of ...*.
S.rit f- t r-ui r ... '-ic r ;.n. or 'i: .Li n
oui ie sr:; .nt: < rr"- cr, when it it e done ', -e, s. ., if
;you f".sor .-'o.v r' ingL.' t .. ,i ,- *'*" o' int.j i 'I '-a ,:io --,-
p"- fl -y, TT.y "
-..J j --y ., ", i. 1 .;. i e '- pr'" ', or :.i Po 'h ,j .e-
'ferred th atL.-r until rai _u___.- ,r _. : to. 'rTh., June
'., :,. A .r+ ..i ,. i t '1 i 4 .,,' 'r" -.;,o- i' .. :. .r, i".ly to rX t t4~- ,r n
"- ',:r' o i ; on .1 'V "'r r '-t n- r .iin itnrc'"-,or'Lat io!
c." tinl ', : r' l- ;tn "r. )- y' or ', -. 'rn ti .i' L. '...b. t .
a ?1.9- in . etc .


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Aeclizsir, .: .- iionrt.,io ue 0o :rop'.Srly o,' .s'.z:iin;f our
-buyvrp, if 'r v r -o ,.t oui Q-oxy onL, : o;a .v r,-'J.nde0
inv atn, I i.' ... td lite.v Liy .undrd of i3., -rv worth
of Lri:-e to ,ot.i ti.io ;.. ,:..o. or tio L '.T.. t'wr ; n'd i ub-
Smit 2 t-, l rn i *.! i . w- hn n0 Tl rutL e i 'i t"'o '.xecu-
O.i ", 1' ..'. -, n rf ) "'id_, ir. t foL0und 1: 'L a L .A jL1i; -a : t,
pLJ_ -10; ;oruVt- V.1- VI4k. 7 rit4L rdic1 LiiiF "vork
c ..* 4 I- t. t- i.t-- i. 1 .qA. jd--.' If nt .3 :-.c: '3y br(.u;;ni. o t,
t.. '. i :..c;i i i 0 L. ::' or: .ort tionr na
.att Li; t i I.. i aor id vit il co r ice-r Liion ri nC. :.ly I nir con-
',~i tr'at .:t 'p v' i te .., r, t,' ..re. (IV VI.) -

'" j rP. w lC, io t, tho part.les i, nt.:-'..1rt were
widely acaatterad%, and that fund fror tr.-..velline eFr..enas were
ve.y Scar.e. *.- knew tn sti, irF A vncor ,nroting ia *.orparny,, lira'
tirs laws anild ontractai JI&Sr cQontriAct, nrd th\t riuji mIst t
2Fctrve. And we felt, further., .it tn.s .many ohoild
noi, T?7/ma idl, ';laji;rri;i, 1 ine ag,'nt in prjuotine' till? UO*4'O.' i'itwrntv n f Li te 4,84i00 people
involved; ,.and that, for this reason, its .r:o:il of I-.i.rctors
snold be Ia to trA o inr, '::, a knalwv, .therefore,
th:-t tho t s)k 'i:An nferiz;,ii on"; :,nd, 9ince io r hlI ]p wano
ri altd, and no ao y .-ln se'finer1l to b.e w ir.r t it, wC ;iLtticked
the j4ol- in a. sl.ri o r. ,ac- y,

e knM:r furt t'n.t, to ;..l~ :.t to diBcu a rAll. the
dela..ile by cowrr'non denr*.e wo. re:'i. -8e mor. ,ras, if not lonnter.
se thi r'aoro, obti;ind this kr)t I:-i::2. rdvijb*, .n i worked out
a i.,li thi't solved .o-j'r'.. 1.- -- .'2: in cludin,:, in.-,t of finrincinfl
thle .rnan)I; aft r iO+t incorO:inr Utt.. (. a a' t -' r.ii.h no onetIP
l'c0, e.*.^ r :-. 1.'tl;;. h-. to- .i.od.

..ni he dqu t .Q rsad to E rsv. r', e o irriart;ol,
that thrie ould b.- chru-iL'ied st .-:;, tiln,. &t t. Ls outit, fW
pl:"iin0d to luivc t -w tn at!jL; on ':ihr: rtr.rSin wl)t th t., amu
sn. ~on ;.,ove, tidiS war :ind is t.: ntra o"f ..kcl nt o, t. atctiviy
in ',lie nitclt 'ta:t ,inz r. .l.-'i sYd Ia otr-.''tny f r wo rk :ut d
nat .for c,.,r, dri.',--. -::,*rad,.e

a pnl..freJ to inor .".., t i. *Pl vr (?uiuri the
,1 Vs of t .a't ,t t,- r-i ;.nt;.: th'r t :oi.t liber-il in ,ra-rica, and
b cO:,un.'B t.hi .oliz .ware rwutt ..o:e:.:rany ,;oiuld %ro id n ti wit,', nit.6-
I..radle ^.i4,l7 idv pr y.Tr for i .ii:lni. our oai'nI ?: :wI kreo1.i,.. un out of Mlegft
*' trui.l- .'tI JacCso Y il a law .0 yr-i to whic oui rusm teem
, applied in oo .\l, 193:.:, rr'fi3s.d ever: to l-iok at thnir ,.,.exrs
unln. a p "id "O 't one o r i,' .'rustaoc.n .It'L ol-,J cts to
el -w:o re incriorpaor tio bFe mu.'i- thmt, ..elway., I rust. :.u-:.r;l y "Jo:,ld
|charTg u, onci-tnnth orf 'his 'for Fi cr 1 year 11 chace t1o
utilize i, s : 'rvi;.-~'. furtherr,, ; r th, ..eLori. .a .'iirus '.rr:.rpiny
wo.. d rui~l;p u a tonc. .

1 tL; th0e "ro)ile;:,s solv'hd, -r d t.hr rrund s for ..c)or-
Snoratini; -.-,vicr a, "'r .irtntz n.0 t X d I tbtit'.ed tAs incorpora-
tin plain on ,.unfr b to tieo two reote 'ru tesn, AlI the y needed
to do wasL to fl ;Aj ithir naln'3.3 .ith the eli.el. o"' thin Jelawsre


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Sruet crJ:,;-.ny, .ve Wcr.- rendy. to d, t)i rIet tan 1. lunc the
ship. Thie 1-.'rer-. rtutee did a;r'-e, p;r:;r'intly ndi cardiac; ly,
as nis letter bftore r; e alows. T"hat made two '. r.itoes out
of thr~- The third, witlhuut orf'rring a .int e valid rsfrtson,
haars e31 .. r id |o ? ;)nc.-;, C ros fC'ivre ; *rmcioiin rvi whole -ia-tteor bra. ', o:)i al -'1u:., f;-;, lR te .h rimt 0 arn en.t urg-

BF .D3l.3 ivR '.iui.ds, h. st o rs 'tost -g ';h wtzolo nr"'i of bo ers,

ia;aiths r rs car-E r'.ri
fund3 r*'.Ltired, and .13 C.t:.ir-sin-rj m k nU jfl:sur.4 to ifn
corio action ..:. *'i. -V .4 ?j.riP ir.itin1 o ai n eni 1a..y
one -F,-.jt1 e, & rival ,'... a ,. 'n, 0 ev' ,uid in ,; cv;u, o ne
re4ao1 :;or .t-Is. has ~-t lart inen fon, d, il. t t cl .....;'d thr t

.u ni ;ss- in *l.oridrr.' .et- s th .r .''. .:

I A .j t of thile. p:or:.*,'..e ;: '"-t. or t f; Dt'0-.ity un( L).T yff s'.f t u cr
t. ..' .. .... r : &C ;.'in vas .'.nt .ir. ., l .' ;r '.vorfo rd, .e .-ntrfr;r of
,t at". for '"l.rida, wit' thls i.-,ulrvi
"In rhr event that < ,.'.rn: -rtion for
profit, orgtarnized out:i:;j 'othe .-t.t.t ;-.nd no -3,;g'ri-
ing the .-*; cl.ed poe''r, ve e to ., "'.y for per-
ni ini;-di .i to '; aisifne 1 I to.e ? ot 'loridn,
will .7G. )1C'. -..1 y :stat t'i vet.;,>r it C:..n be nidi',tted''
in thie vYent itas I )wTe tooi rc.;1, I-Cw would
t dift r' c..' t~ o et?"


.ep.:n,; to yr.' letter will state
|t-t e. -i'1ait il.l bt ie:suciie, authorizing <;!iw r
o:ij.: ; I to tran,:ict the jbuinipr s ?nt e me.
Sr-il at.--t that we bie a tipn't.ou to.tjtc'
for r;-;,1' r('- tel gr ... ta::,' t :l e.)1 '. or.-
,, i tn. r Cieh .i "iv l v'' tIo ''.9 -, .wi d i~ts L
in a .1Q j'our C, n-.. -'" .-. ,.;'1. ,rzti.,,5 ', c. eC itlher
a r2ilrofd, t elrg.1-(..:h Q) t lsh 'ot'np ;.', t'i. j

r".i p io ,t,,. of t.ir.t .IxAn;les3 !'';jeOti,,r,.

i: :c t.nq .. 'fl.-' 'era A.- :.,, .th ic o .1. .. p ir i;ltd
for no re, .i rt.r leial 5.risor Pt0 a s tall, fi.p fr*l. i t'inus
Se1 av0 ..; '.' ,' n., .'J 1.'"i,'ij a t V *'- e ,.~'ca;' of n' ':r,'.l[ou at- tt.rn.yrB
i *,.Cch ..n t'.-:. r.ust ',f, ie o;urite-, '.d iXn ,..'rjl 1i 1l .

It plau-n t -',"ny its initial e. /-," Lyt levyin1, a
c.:.:,I siory r..rttri .tiyn 1 u ,.r. ;m .. b -ie. ro, This, :. n{all,
dflviour to thie .J. #, ,, 'n'y, drI-a Ioi: 4: e declare c to
be ill- '% W1,"I Of u i r. it (.An;,. .0 ix..t-td to r3j "nt it,
id de1;t i .i collie ct1 :.i; t c r'itt;. Z ;Xt t + .; 'r friLn ti i ,
.a: a d-i.d-loch- o0- Ai f'S.,i1t.q dura tim, ond O ',i.in, rndorua'
A.o oL i1 flrFni, tifel.,







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hc ,,- c ^,o .1I'Xn cu', .... .1IO t -. rrY m. htYve ,i-,,
:.y a iag ..- if .r ".* m''l .;:a-torlt 'rul itr' apa.fciv3 .)i.<;ctbErn, to
'0luxid, at *. : 1 t *s .- .:ith no a !8.slu.~ iCe .Chat tti
e., ; .,e an,.., ~c. tvet. ": .. trip iZ \holl; naodi *-ua fur. ;.s
a oT rl-.;.. t i w 1.* w.; fsuniaiicO .psL at *- n .: '. of i:...-. or- ..:., f':- h. e 'l'ar2p o"

..r'ic tore's* i.:. i i rk.flniaj ton.

ihU',, I; C {,: i' 'a,, w.t.. et:-I. frc- l C.ic of ire
ro -.rs l'ti .n t its "et.r. 1i ,.f..f'r c'. c'., to '.;'n .r for i1,rl
Ux .re.T o al.;atl (;u. I .+ *, 3 ), O1 .,or th ;,u e'd to
"ixtri :.a t ho r: th o.lY..;._ f ru. n-a .-lo -, r i dt i"- &- ee, t%'' to .
3ireds th; .iitruct betwa ; te -h.e ,jLie O .. ittee and
S At.-L; and rich in i-v. i.rt ..' '.. : e'.-e d of
compuL ur levi .; **ra its :nO;..c au1y1, in
Isist;rInc
,.a u nt.^ t' rict,-. i -*, tr ^-.Aiv: and c .erte.r:
of thr ;kcutiva ; n- ;: i'A *t..t:wsii, .: the .a r u I i .t c to' 0 *a *
w ther fto win t'ie L',i: .vrt r' ti:' I, tter .-ti.lr .l.in e have
!c.t b owi told; .ut it? fr. :- orf r J w a li.Lt utf sA.g;otirlo
that it. c *;r ;..iu ,, to t-h -'. v; l ;ntr .it-' d tiLy t .
] B+i, te.. er .'.ith thi >1 *1lhJily '3 'C'Y t t. ... y .. t -- iht i'-y t'.old s _'.>r', idl
( na Io l. t'.Lo '.- . o tf 'ri.-, ib ts r .ro's -3t11 ti v' s,
'to ..' fr ilo-' riod .

.rl i;...'ty, i i a ; >ut: ..r 3 uin: .c-: that, u.--V this or-
eani .. t;.? s l h;P ri 71 O 1.e..'4al..it. . o ti
at fr, r'" m,. - -- a--. _Vi t%he t .co t. a th-a
i .* 4lIon 'ia;rf^ w ** ;*: *':'* it Il-'!11'- !

*alli ?-. ra of t'.: ..:;f'- ; t.,L 1 CosQ.sith ,p we ar! e
co+ r' c, '.../ a c-: .iti ,Y .i "n 't U ,02o "fo- :.*". h rE do
you t...'Ld'. 'do'r one, I1 oid:

(1) '- +", j''ma i.;. :.., *r. thl- n*i c ~i-.Lion to cu It


2..:) ',A..t dtn "**ly i.ih ci i far lavs .Trl .r'ted Umt
Ywork of ino;r u ~~ti *'. i' a -, t. --.-::1 d ira v uLabl1 e

(3) ".',at 1,, c .;-.tr:.,t u.,u 'l' : hav1, in t..e. U-e .-.ej,
a :flh4 t~3 in -t.'i;c-'-O.

(4) h' 2tl t-"e? 11. i.,-it rcj'C:ction of thc plaan of incor-
porr.ion .:'.2-.Intod '.C uu. e '. .. ;c..l.nci foy . nes7 r, .? yet, be l ,lain' .

(5) "hat thn r1 L . i. -e its ,oo i it i inether -cor .- rti:..,
8 l.l hb I n .* uh..Art9, L% q u
j 'et .-r it. ':u 'll toa ".'i"c -rorpt.ly, nAi e eoft"w.t' Ve for ,t.e ,est.
iintor,.osts of tll con ',ce .n ii, anI c:ls;fl(-d to 'a-,ju're j.tlo. il- 10 f.: s,
va,0 .*i Lth "&ti : rntract :_.de bu;tw ttn thhe ruzsit',et:. rJ xe,:.ativ o
o.ani it e.

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(i) "that contracts are contracts, Mut we have prforml-
ed our part of our cuntract with the ITrustee, an4 expeout tihe
to perform their,' with uno by nau.ing the -.LxecutivelloEltttee of
the Axssociationv tlh firat urrd of Jic,3tor of corporation.

(7) "i'..t, fur .'rutctt-s no-. to attempt; to ijpiure or evaue
tthis gontnrct, u)onl which, in an flergengy7, trust funuis wern -awBV-1
paid; dad, in return, merely to propoeo. at sorie future day,
and frruT:: a:vIt3 wululy indefiniitQ and uncertain source, to. pa
ias our !,jioly brackh, t13 411n ntoJinn p "rfrrwanc', never expected
Sof' hanura'le m:n, aiid in. fur a rouiteit, ti : corwideotd

I () 'iat, i it in nttem-ptqd to .u.v'ide our .xeuutive
o.::i. t.te by of'fl '-n;, tja~Ljg, to t h exGOclu4iL. 1 ./ wth..'r8,
Spualt t.in en *the butrd of .irectorri, -iloiij, wit.h t.hi rustenB,
sucih ln o;'ifcsr is urnvurthy, :nd its nctUeptanci1 -iuw.lu be iAll
1 aore oo.

,rT, yol.. with ...e on thcse poi.ntf.s; : '.... '.'u -.i,'.:;'


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Shall aI:)proci'teo an tefrly und de finite r lry from
eichi Cf you to lqaa8 vitfl nationio.

ru;atlng tht we all Say be aBl t"i BL'n;wi together
for it :he :res3t i l.zirctL of the iu:-.erU, t'i, intoeri.ty uf the
tukee7elaii ti ..'Am>'i.ita *II, zo-n ti. t uaipinity of our executive omre.
enitt'sc, I remain

.ery trulyj yours,







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Extract from Trust Deed: I *
S AtolAd and -amrwe stne lanido he:-rby convc!yed, until
puchl time, 4,urinI, thiz uontiJiuatnc"r of thie trunt, AP- th Ly Ph'll
ha'v.'E cutr'ped 'o L.e duly i;cornpora ted n, ro;niz, d the :orporna*
tion here, r-.ove retfo'rreai to u -.,.s r UWhvr 1- 'ne -..keolantr 'orrn.ny,
of
or otler appTroprint,; rinpne, or ai .Jf: erci.e/b .ifcretion
ieire by :- ::ord'ii tt"., r l ii '.v< c'tine d t.' :p l dulir l1 i orporrted
niu org~rfnizsed -not.h.,r c:rorpration for 7uciih nvi'iI oLbjctre and

J.nrr L ',:.',u nn F. irj Turt.- ..: .'.rll .:on',i to ;!.r d co'pIoration
tie.'ei;:i tl.lr r fl'perr cd to thr t .r'k, i,:n:ita :. nin' ry, ."r :A;:.',J >r lher
cor Lior, L. ." y :-. r L. inr h.rr Ly c.o'nveyed and
rth, l,,; ,i .' ",a.('g'd b;.y ler lr~;,~~~un ,drr, if corrii,-:ilt iun of G 'he
ir'uunnce of r i.. ro-i'', o" i : i -. tal r tnck, .it L-ptit" 'nd fnun-
amr .ri'nv l.l1 **e ,, ,1 ..l ii Lrii.uta u ,st i.ld i7br' : ;' o "a rrid nuc-
cepr'ful bid ;eir P. t '*id o .;. r"- ;juc i.on a f.:. .-:. t o' one
h',re lor se lch o t-iLj' ":t of ...,.1 rn.id 4,ht(d co%6Ir:-c:C e; '-;hdereupon
PL C truptr;? r:-.1;.1 be te rijf* \ft,-r .!ircire;rd l' I ..urt in
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ASHI NGTO.i, 3. C.

Ld. and G St.,

Nov. 24, 1913.



Lhr. rarrynri.v. avis,

i)ela:.'are Trust Co.,

. 1 i j;ton, Del.

iy jea .avi s,

As an indication of what we

are going. through i am s3ndin ; .o

a copy of -I letter ',iich has j.st

n..,j3 out to our -xecutive .;ommit%-

ee.

I iad i -rdly expected suc' :

fig.t" -1'i0ie outlook is, a t,

unI c ert ai n.

..a k. ; you again fur ';our

unifonr helpfulness and courtesy,


VeI sirc yourn,
ver; sincerely yours,


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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.

.0^imp>s


REV. ALEXANDER KENT
FOUNDER


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Very truly yours,


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The Delaware Trust Company,
Wilmington,
Delaware.
Gentlemen:
Pursuant to authority contained in the Declaration
of Trust, we have arranged to incorporate a company under the
title of OKEELA1DTA CORPORATION, and under the lane of the State
of Delaware, and have chosen you, the DELAWARE TRUST COMPANY, a
as the resident agent in such State, which Company will supply
three Incorporators, record the certified copy and will hold the
Incorporatrse' Meeting, at which Meeting the following persons
are to be elected:- George H. Smith, Z. H. Austin, V. Allen
Barr, Laura V. McCullough, Thomas E. Will, Harry W. Davis and
G. C. Bantz.
At the Incorporators' Meeting By-Laws will.be adopted,
together with the usual revolution relating to organization
meetings.
We, therefore, enclose draft of the proposed Certifi-
cate of Incorporation, approve the names of the parties above
selected as Directors, and authorize the execution of the Ven-
dors' Agreement in the form enclosed herewith, which agreement
we have signed. Kindly complete all matters necessary in your
Stat% upon receipt of remittance covering your charges and dis-
bursemients.





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o,, 1628, 8 street, .--> a/
Washington, D. C,, Jtov, 84, 1913

Mr. H. J. Chapman,
Greenfield,
Iowa
Sirs:i
I have been considering your reply to my ltter to
yu of Novt 5, 1913. It seems that you have ignored all
the contentions and propositions X made in my letter and have
swept them aside as being of Sn importance whatever. This.
course may seem reasonable, proper a: d courteous to you but
doen not seem so to me, But I have no desire to press this
point further, Z invite your attention again to my letter
of Iot, 5th. How that ras. Mccullough 1. going to Lakeworth
on Dec. let,, the Delaware incorporation does not appeal to .
me as it did during the last six months because the trans-
action of the business of the Corporation will be as dlffioult V -
under the Delaware Laws qa under the Laws of any other state,\/ . -
but with all due regard to your legal training, I must insist i
that there is a jgla.r entered into by the Trusteea tq make ---
lithe sxeoutla-e a~irs o r -e Okeelait_ AsBociation the first -
BIoard of Directore of the Corporation. You, Mr. Champion,
and myself, allread the letter (Contract) of lar,.17, 1913,
and all ap roved of the terpm and conditions set forth therein
as shown-- y ourJi nures written each by his own-hjnd; original
contract before me now, The language of the contract to
very clear and simple and to say that it was nort.understood, -
seeme to'noredible. Furthes,iathe letter or rater agree-
ment of June__ 1913, you and I specifically confirm our under
standing and approval of the contract of Mar7I 1913. I en- ,
lose a copy of that agreement showing how fully and completely
lyou and I confirmed our approval by our own written signature; '
original paper and autograph signatures before "s now,
Mr. Champion ;4ther through carelessness or indifference, did ,.
not sign notice this agreement in any way but yO Ua-nd i ld.
The agreement (Contract) of Var, 17, 1913, wae as I supposed then,
S and still supposed made betwgen honorable men and I consider my-
seelf fully bound by._it even if it fhoul"iw'eak technically, fWr \
Sthe language and meaning are eo clear that there could have been
nopaanderstanding of our intentions when we signified our
approval of all its terms by signing our names, and you and I
further confirm ou understanding by our signatures h6 the
pledge contained i the agreement eftiu'n Oaufted dI asate t\
and U lslfWf941T W rR "elf and desertqAe .
Soder why? I trust you w1311 admit from the copies of
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your letters to me that I have sent you, nhat I had a right
Sto suppose that you and I stood--together in thie business,
Although it seems now, that you claim that your language did
Snot mean what I had a right to believe 1 meant. Begin*
i ning with last June, I used my bert endeavors to bring about
Sthe incorporation of the Company or Corporation, called for in
the Trust Deed, and with_ supposed, your approval but I did
not have your active aserstance with Mr. Champion. That
was six months ago and during this time, not the slightest
activity towards/cOrporating the Company was shown, and now,
all *ia ha&a& and urgecy and disregard of ill previous ao
tons and contract. Why? Personally, I feel their is no
more urgency now than you and Mr. Champion showed during the
last six months, although I am really anxious to incorporate
the Company. The idea of a trip to Florida for the Di-
rectors at the expense of the Corporation several times a year,
appeals to me very strongly now, as it did last June, but the
idea was not seriously considered by me because of the ex-
pence of e.t least .$4OQ _A.JQ Lprobbly twJat.a year being im-
posed on a poor Coany when the money could be used to so
much bettor advan-iage in other ways. Chqg~ness of meeting
in Washin(ton wan an important consideration in the Delaware
incorporation. ;Ty position now is summed up by saying that -'
I consider myself bound_ by the contrAxts of Mar..*,74_and June
.L,_21 3, to make the Executive Board of the Okeelanta Associa i/
fLion the first.,js-ectors o0 he Corporation, aid whenever this
obligation in admitted and assurances givcn tht it 1ill be co r .
plied with in the formation of te Company, a m wlth you in i -
l Under the lorida Law You quote thie rm "
letter o ovr. t o you where I said- "I stund for a plan, any
plan, that conforms to the eeenLirl requirements and will work.F
SBtill hold to that but there were e~ri. trial X tiire.-,nnts im
posed that you have moet care .ay jagpred. I do not under-
stand you when you say in your letter of the 14th- "I do not
think it was in ourpower to make -auch a contract for that would
be in fraud of the righp of the shareholders ;o elect a !Eoard
of Directors at the first meeting end ruch a contract if known-
to the authorities would prevent their approval possibly, and
would at least be restrained from being carried out at a suit
of anyone shareholder who might want a voice in the election
of the Board." What are you talking~ about? According to
the papers submitted to me, covering the Florid incorpora- "
'tion Champlon Chapman and Bantz are the incor2jrators and 49t
sh ere (the ultimate shareholders will have and can have
north ng to say about the incorporation or the Board of Directors/'
or anything else; in fact wta ra the o_.2lhaxWaholdere until th
stookl ils dLsibuted) and you have a. tad-thaSt iaJ-oard of
SDirectors, which under the Florida plan submitted are to be )
Champion, Chapman, rmith. Auctin and sants.




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You don't consider thaLa-election a violAtioni of Lhe right
of the share.holders ard where would be the violation if we
kept to our contract? As we are the incorporators end first
tharehglder- (the holders of all tiheatock4 we can -arike any
kind of o contract we wiint as to a .:onrd of directorss witliout
violating the feelings or ris.-its of anyone~,a6 I don't
|udjraftRend your puint and you will have to show me what you
M' "e '4ou nay "anyone nhrre holder tLjht might want a voice
in the ~~e-lection of the board There will be onxy, bree
shareholders until The stock is distributed and if we keep
our .or-.ntLact v.l. in there to object? PIl"n.e ri1o7w .c. Of
course, I nar.rove the "uelore sncin sharr! ..o t.JoFe who have
not paid their dues an n,1itional call or c- ll for du.a ay
irst be '~ent themr" .ut this call or c: .?.rE are to be nent
out by k.he .i ee na.o .'.: ...lj~Lin and not lI- '.he "ru,.tcn~n i;nd
cr contain 1o0 tihreats.,

I1opin,: you may see '. justice and obli::tiron of ob-
ser.irnL our contract, I am,


Very trul'" yours,


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CAPITAL PAID IN $100,000.


SURPLUS $122,000.


HIARHRY .DAV~Xs
VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY


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"WrrIIA G.TAYn.olt
VICE PRESIDENT AND TREASURER


NJL4A)1P"N~iVtCf'TII~rlVl ir 7ILUU [EU 7 i'E'S.,


BANKING TRUST
TITLE INSURANCE REAL ESTATE
CORPORATION REGISTRATION


vWIrgIEGgTri"~luEl. November 25, 1913.


In re Okeelanta Company.


Dr. Thomas E. Will,

Maryland and G. Streets,

Washington,

D. C.

Dear Doctor:-

Your favor of the 24th instant received,

enclosing form of letter which will have our at-

tention as soon as possible.



Very truly yours,

DELAWARE TRUST COMPANY.
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SJ.EIRNEST SMITH
PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL


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Dict. HWD-LAI.


Secretary.





Z. H. AUSTIN D. D. MclNNIS HENRY M. LITTLE
PRESIDENT SUPERINTENDENT or AGENTS SEC'Y AND TREAS.

NORTH AMERICAN LIFE AND CASUALTY CO. ^
OFFICEr. '917-918-919-920-921 PLYMOUTH BIfLDING
BRANCH OFFICES L
210 N. Y. LIFE BUILDING, ST. PAUL, MINN. LIFE ACCIDENT HEALTH
E. A. HEMPEL, DIST. AGENT INSURANCE
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Nov. 35, 1913.


Mr. Thos. E. Will,
-*f Md. Ave. and G St.,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Mr. Will:

Your favor of the 22d inst. at hand and I have taken
the time aside from the regular duties of my office to read care-
fully the somewhat lengthy communication you enclosed therewith
addressed to the other members of the Executive Board. I am unable
to reply at length to this communication at this time and will, there-
fore, content myself with a reference to what appeals to me as some
of the most important and vital points at issue.

I realize that the minds of business men do not all flow
in the same channel nor utilize the same methods, nor pursue the
same line of conduct. According to their habits of thought, some
men, like myself, shrink from technicalities and are controlled al-
most entirely by habits of generalizing, continuous and persistent
generalizing, while others, like yourself, are inclined to be more
or less technical. In neither case can these mental habits be
charged to a man as a fault. Nature has made us what we are and I
have sometimes doubted if any of us can ultimately be held respon-
sible for habits of thought or if we have aoB within ourselves the
power to eliminate or correct any habit of thought.

I want to take off my hat to you and admit that you are
perhaps the mo_It technical man I have ever met in the entire course
of my earthly career. I do not say this in the spirit of censure.
For all I know, it may be to your credit. The unfortunate thing
in cases where men of different habits of thought are thrown togeth-
er is that they are inclined to become impatient and intolerant of
each other. Men so differently constituted usually find great
difficulty in working together in any undertaking, and yet they may
all be men of the very best of intentions.

I find myself unable to follow you to the point of con-
cuturring in some of your conclusions. Unquestionably, your conclu-
/sions are based upon fa~ts that are matters of history. I am not
inclined to dispute the fagos with you in the least, but I am in-
clined to the opinion that you attach entirely to much importance
to some of the facts.

When the contract holders sanctioned the organization of
the Okeelanta Assoqiation and gratefully listened to the announce-
ment of the land company's generosity in donatingus land, I doubt
if a single one in that audience concerned himself in the least as


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

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
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, Wis.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
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'. to the course of procedure that might bring to them the benefits
of this gift. Sufficient to them all was the fact that they found
themselves unexpectedly at a donation aarty. What cared they then
how their interests should be handled so long as they benefited by
the gift.

When I was made an officer of the Okeelanta-Association,)
I thought its purpose was to look after these common interests un-/
til some regularly incorporated company could take these duties
and responsibilities off its hat. When that shaITT--aV been ,
done, any further practical ned of the Ass,.astion is beyond my
power of comprehension. If-the gift lands are all deeded to the
stock corporation, what can the Association, possessed of nqoprop-
erty whatever, hope to accomplish that will be of interest or ad-
vantage to the members? Furthermore, you could not hold the As-
sociation together any longer under such conditions. I doubt if
you could get fifty persons who would be willing to continue the
payment of dgel under such conditions. As an officer of such an
Association, I would not dare receive contributions from members
under such conditions. I cannot conceive how the Association wikh-
out property and without Money can expect to hold a membership to-
gether. I cannot conceive of any practical way in which the Asso-
oiation can be utilized to the advantage of any person after the
stock company is formed and the common lands deeded to that Company.

Now, in-regard to the alleged contract which the members
of the Executive Committee and the Trusteese're supposed to have
entered into, I want to say that I never regarded that as a contract
but merely as a concurrence in suggestions therein made, all of which
should be subject to revision or amendment as the necessity for same
might arise. I certainly did not realize that I was tying my hands
absolutely and irrevocably. I simply thought that we were agreeing
temporarily upon that line of conduct. In fact, I did not regard B
this as a contract. On account of my habit of disregarding te.ch----
6 nicalities, I simply regarded this as a temporary agreement for tem-
porary purposes, fully understanding at the time that any attempt
upon the part of the Trustees and the members of the Executive Board
to enter into a contract that would bind either themselves or those.-.,
whom they might represent would be absolutely_ illeal and void and -'-L
Contrary to public policy. That is a legal proposition so purely (--
fundamental and self-evident as to admit of no successful contradic-
tion. He who is presumed to act as a Trustee or guardian or manager
for others has no right or power in law to enter into any contract
restricting his official conduct or powers in the discharge of that
trust. **
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Z. H. AUSTIN
PRESIDENT


D. D. MCINNIS
SUPERINTENDENT OF AGENTS


HENRY M. LITTLE
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.
E. A. HEMPEL, DIST. AGENT
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, Wis.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT


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MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.


Now, as to incorporating the Company in Delaware, the
writer once thought the State of Minnesota might answer our pur-
pose but later, in the course of a correspondence with Hon. H. L.
Bussey, a well-known attorney in practice at West Palm Beach and
a prominent leader in the most recent session of the State Legis-
lature of Florida, the writer learned from Mr. Bussey that a for-
eign.Qprporation, even though it be dealing only in lands as the ...
owner or agent thereof (such being the kind of corporation under ,
consideration in that correspondence), could not transact any bus- ;.
iness .in the State of Florida except in gross vioation of the
V staJues of that state, subjecting its officials to criminal pros
ecutions under Florida laws. Immediately, I abandoned any thought
of attempting to organize the Okeelanta Company in any other state
than Florida.

Now, your correspondence, as quoted, between yourself
and the Hon. Clay Crawford, Secretary of the State of Florida,
plainly shows that even though we were organized in Delaware,
we would, nevertheless, have to make some compliance with the
laws of Florida, because the Secretary of State so advises you.
It is unimportant to us that we would escape the special statute
for railroads, telegraph and telephone companies. If we must
make any compliance with any law as a condition precedent to the j /
transaction of business in that state, why not get our authority \j
first-hand by an original charter from the State of Florida?
Furthermore, I can see no need of such services as the Delaware
Trust Company proposes to give for an annual fee of Fifty Dollars.
"-If our Florida incorporation is properly handled, we will need no
legal advice of any kind at any time.

I have always felt, and now feel, that the Okeelanta
Association and the Okeelanta Company are one and the sam.gi.ng,
Sand the change from one to the other, merely a change from the
caterpillar to the butterfly, a change of form but not of identity.
Such beirg the case, I cannot see any reason that the Copany
should be expected to efd o Association anymj eys advanced
for taxes or iorg zat iron. This all sounds to me who y material
and unimportant, a lot of that doesn't _ake_. difference
one way or the other. Why should we be quarreling among ourelve i'
as to whether or not we must take a dollar from our vest-pocKet
and put it into our coat-pocket, whether we should switch it back '.'r~
again at sun-down and reverse it again at sun-up? Now, you see I ;
am simply indulging in my habit of thought. These technicalities
make me tired. When the books of the Company are opened, they
can be made to show the money received from the Association. That
, 1is all that is necessary. ,1 ,


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D. D. McINNIS
SUPERINTENDENT OF AGENTS


HENRY M. LITTLE
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.
E. A. HEMPEL, DIST. AGENT
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY, STATE AGENT


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MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.


Another thing that I am becoming more determined upon
e every day is this. Unless these indifferent, careless, unconcern-
ed contraQt holders who for reason unknown to me, and none of which
are good, have never becomg__members of the Association, I say, un-
less these individuals are made to pag into the treasury of the
Okeelanta Company just as mucf.money as the Okeelanta Association
members have paid into its treasury before they can become the
beneficiaries of this gift and receive their stock and in that man-
ner evidence and acknowledge themselves responsible for any and
all expenses of organizing the stock company, then there is a pos-
sibility that I will refuse to turn over a single dollar of the
SAssociation's money for agv.urpose. 'A great many of our members
Shave paid $2.00. There is no reason why all the rest of them should
Snot do it. No man is to lose a penny'by paying $2.00 to cover or-
ganization expenses, because'the unused money goes into the Treasury
and becomes his property, enhancing the value of his stock to that
extent.

I am surprised at your statement that you would prefer to
see the Company with an empty treasury after its organization, which
empty treasury you would use as a justification for an assessment
upon the stock. You overlook the fact that after the stock has been
Issued once, it is then non-assessable. Furthermore, I think you
are making a big distinction here without a bit of difference.
SThe time to get this money is before the stock is issued, and the
Sway to get it is to take the position that it is to cog.r in part
I at least the incorporation expenses and that the prospective stock
Shoulders are bound under the law to pay for the expense of incorpor-
J. rating this company through which they themselves are to become the
SJ beneficiaries of a trust.

The only thing we all ever started out to do was to put '\
;" \ every contract holder who was willing to receive his part of the ';4
j 4 ift lands in possession of his part of the gift. All of us rec-
bgnizing that this could be done only through a stock company and
the issue of the stock, we started out to do this and to possess
*Li J this stock company of the lands in fee, that by such company it
U'I 1 might be so held, thereby giving every party the legal..jght to
S,' diasDse of his,_.iterest whenever and however he might elect and
i to incidentally give our own members, as well as outsiders, what-
ever legal right they might have to acquire interests in the Com-
4 pany. Property rights of this character are ever shifting and
`j` -'always seeking new alignments. This we foresaw could not be pre-
Sivented. For this we foresaw that opportunities should be created.
is a reasonable opportunity to acquire his interest, after having met
Sa reasonable requirement as to necessary legal expenses imposed
; upon him, it may then be considered that we have done.our duty and
\that nothing else could be reasonably expected of us.


LIFE ACCIDENT HEALTH
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Z. H. AUSTIN D. D. MCINNIS HENRY M. LITTLE
PRESIDENT SUPERINTENDENT or AGENTS SEC'Y AND TREATS.

NORTH AMERICAN LIFE AND CASUALTY CO. r-"
OFFICES, 917-918-919-920-921 PLYMOUTH BITBLDING
BRANCH OFFICES
210 N. Y. LIFE BUILDING, ST. PAUL, MINN. LIFE ACCIDENT HEALTH
E. A. HEMPEL, DIsT. AGENT INSURANCE
307 MERRILL BUILDING, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
JAS. A. RIGBY. STATE AGENT
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.



Now, Mr. Will, let us go directly to the point of ac-
complishing that, forgetting that we ever had any agreements or
underaandings among ourselves, forgetting all this impra-ctical
stfff that we had in our Articles of Association, forgetting all
our preferences and personal desires, and forgetting anything
and everything else that delays the consummation of the one ul-
timate purpose that has been evident from the first: -, ,' :L-- .-

I am willing to sacrifice any and every plan I may have
had in connection with this whole business in order to get it to
any final result. Are you willing to meet me on the same ground
and make the same sagriice? If you are, we can get results in
a very short while that will be satisfactory to everybody and
creditable to every trustee and every member of the Executive
Board.

I trust this letter may be received in the spirit in
which it was written, one of unquestionable personal friendli-
ness. If there appears to be a vein of personal criticism in
it, kindly eliminate that, for it was not so intended. If there
appears to be any desire upon the part of the writer to intrude
his own plans and views, eliminate that also, for the writer is
not wedded to any plan and is absolutely indifferent as to either
the adoption or rejection of any of his opinions, if only the
ultimate satisfactory results, as originallyplanned, can be ac-
complished. Rest assure I am writing you for the god of the
causa-and for no other purpose, which carries with it, of course,
the hope that somewhere you and I may find common ground where
we can complete this work that has been entrusted to our care
and be once and forever done with it.

With kindest personal regards, I beg to remain


Yours very truly,




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CAPITAL PAID IN $100,000. SURPLUS $122,000.

EA.EU 4BT SMITH HAARRYWDAVs WMIrAM G.TAbonR
PR ENT NDOENERAL. COUNSEL VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY VICE PRESIDENTAND TREASURER


T.I .CPINH:I: NINTH & MIAUIIET NST.S.,


BANKING TRUST
TITLE INSURANCE REAL ESTATE
00RPORATION REGISTRATION WIIaiITO iL. November 36, 1913.


In re Okeelanta Corporation.


Dr. Thomas E. Will,

Maryland & G Streets,

Washington,

D. C.

Dear Doctor:-

We have gone over the very voluminous letter

forwarded to your Executive Committee and Officers of

the OKEELANTA ASSOCIATION under date of November 22nd,

1913. You are to be commended for the thoroughness,

explicitness and frankness with which you have set

forth the various steps in connection with the pro-

posed Association and the incorporation of the Company.

Your letter is so complete that we do not see any-

thing that we could add at this time, except to con-

firm the statement of the Secretary of State of Flor-

ida in reference to qualifying a Delaware Corporation

to do business in Florida, by advising you that we

have a great many Companies registered with us that


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have been operating in the State of Florida for years.

We return the letter to you as requested. We pre-

sume that if the Company is incorporated, you will

furnish us a copy of the correspondence.


Very truly yours,

DELAWARETRUST COMPANY.


secretary.


Diet. HWD-KEL.

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