Business Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2). Jan. 1, 1914- Feb. 26, 1914

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Business Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2). Jan. 1, 1914- Feb. 26, 1914
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Business Correspondence
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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University of Florida
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4, WM. McKINLEY, D. C. L., PRESIDENT. JOHN SCOTT JOHNSON, B. S., A. M., PH. D.. VICE-PRESIDENT. R. L. BRONAUGH, SECRETARY-TREASURER.
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31 Tea 3t. .orthwest,

Thursd , :an. 1, 1914


Prof. VUill:


I am going to ask you to hand back that copy of

"The progressivee Thinker" on Saturday afternoon, as i want

it for a short time, but will return it to you right away.


1 shall be down town Saturday by throe o'clock,

I hope, and if eou :r.ve any typewritig or other jobs lying

around loose, i shall be glad to make myself useful before

the meeting of the executive committee; otherwise 1 will

go over to the Institute and teach the young idea how to

shoot also how to use commas and sich;


'lad to see you end Brother Richman cooperating

in the matter of sending out notices andl saving postage;

that was a good idea.


Sin c er el y,


*Got it right the first time.

In order to avoid mistakes as well as delays on account of personal absence, all letters not ot a strictly personal or private nature intended for the
Home Office should be addressed to the Ins iiute. and not to any officer, instructor, or .oth.'r iu-iiv_.iua.i To expedite delivery, the School
or Department for which the communication is intended should be written in the iw ef, leitL corner of the envelope.
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EVERGLADES. INCLUDING v,.-- ....,. ...
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1105 AVENUE
Dear r. Will:- MIAMI, FLA. m uary,5th, 1914/



We have been asked to handle the sale of approximately two
thousand acres, which will be planted into grapefruit and sold as Im-
proved groves in ten oacre units.

The parties behind this project are thoroughly responsible
men of large financial resources and practical experience in developing
fine groves. In fact, the two most prominent members of the company in
question are old-time residents of Dade County and own several of the
largest and most productive grapefruit groves in this section.

The property is located near Miami. The soil conditions are
ideal for grapefruit groves. The plan as outlined contemplates the clearing
of the land, the planting of the groves and the caring for same for a
period of four years, at the end of which time the trees will come into
profitable bearing.

6$8500 will be the selling price for a ten asre grove. This
includes all the items enumerated above, as well as the cost of the lad.
Easy terms will be available-$500 down, $2000 when land is cleared, grove.,
planted and passed upon by Miami Bank & Trust Co,, as Trustee, and the
balance at the rate of $1000 per year without interest.

Very liberal commissions will be offered --almost as much as for
raw, unimproved lands in other parts of the State.

The particular advantage of this plan of operation is that the
purchaser may continue at his present line of work wherever he happMas to
be located until his grove comes into bearing, whereupon he will have a
property that ought to be worth not less than $1000 per acre mtm which
should produce for him many hundreds of dollars in profit annually, There
is no guess work about this the results are assured and the investment
absolutely secure.

There is only a limited number of tracts in the initial unit
to be planted the first season. We believe that the entire acreage will
be sold within a very few months. Please advise if you think you could
handle some of these groves among your clients, and approXiintely how may.

In any event, please let me hear/from you fully, advising Just
how the proposition appeals to you We would like to have moments from
all sections of the field before actually starting the selling oamagNa.

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THOSE. E. WILL. FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL
EXECUTIVE AFFAIRS :
SECRETARY DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE DISTRICT CONTROL OF ODsiRICT
OURAY BUILDING, AFFAIRS.
TELEPHONES:
MAIN, 4260 809 G STREET, NORTHWEST, LET THE PEOPLE
LINCOLN. 3s68 RULE.







Dear Madaml-

Permit me to call your attention to a valuable docu-
ment recently issued by the United States Senate and mailed
you herewith. This document (#1138) contains important data
regarding the government of the District of Columbia, and an
appeal for municipal suffrage -and self-government. It should
be scattered broadcast, not simply in the District, but
throughout the United States; for absolutism in the Nation's
Capital is a National concern. To this end, at least 10,000
copies should be printed at once, and followed by others.

While postage on this booklet is free, the cost of pub-
lication, (about .7# per copy), and labor, must be met pri-
vately. Can you help us raise the funds with which to circu-
late this document? A check for any sum, from one dollar
upward, will be acceptable, and will be applied exclusively
to this purpose.

In the fight thus far made for District suffrage a few
people of moderate means have borne almost the entire burden
both of labor and expense. In the special work of distrib-
uting this memorial, illuminating and broadly educational as
it is, it is believed you will be willing to lend a hand.

The time is opportune. Today, as never before, the peo-
ple of America are reaching for the reins of power, resolved
that government of, by and for the people shall, at last, be
realized. In city, state and nation, the boss is falling, and
the political machine is passing to the scrap heap. In the
Capital of the Republic, alone, where our civic and political
ideals should be most fully realized, we have a government
which has been truthfully characterized on the floor of the
U.S. Senate as "an absolute despotism", "a corroding canker
at the heart of the institutions of the United States", the
people constituting a "vast community of political slaves".

Let the American people once learn the facts--for which
they, unwittingly, are responsible--and this monstrous anom-
aly will not survive a single session of Congress. Help us
to inform and arouse them.

Yours for the cause,


Executive Secretary.














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E. C. HOWE,
E. C. HOW ~1V'AHINCTON. 1D. C., IIKEAQUATREUR:
(:ENIRAL AGENT FOR TIlE SOO G. T EET, N. W.
OMPANV LAND IRA'Y IBUII.I)ING
PHONE MAIN 4'( ?)
Dear Sir:-

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

The Furst-Ci.ark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vi-.. ,. 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 E. :.lade 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 A24 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 e60 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 h adq..arters. 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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January 8, la14,
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as reck.._ss of *i'.., obbligationo 1-ith respect to thi..t a1 they and
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be.-? colm.'i no't even write a letter without p-.y-..' our o'u 0i ..J.Iuse
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made by me . I urertood, I ;-houl c:.r. .-.ly to
our :i .. .. :oi a.. .r .c .Liv 1.'en we ha: a: e- fryn -K
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do :ide at :v-r i:a"n ,*r. i., a portion of *'. :i'n ,a *vt -;r. ..: c I -u ,
start thee r. . rr. Idu and I --*ill help y,;u on it.
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':ec!t.ive Io -Aitteeo for Jainury '4,. I IWvc r-.:,- ve' no.l-9.y of the
call. i am cxtreieily busy, .trnd not anxiou1i to "o to Flcricl'. now.
ITo-ever, I would go if, by '*3 doing. I ou-l'1 hL.__ "clve i .- ._c.b.le.o ;
co....i.on to our c Lh,.v..ot holders. Fo *ver, I :3 ',*.. '.nt L .-'now in
adva:.le that the ; -7, n:os -.' "T:- ...7 .-'ti : 7er .to 'o our
coo.'.: und. '. awye oert..inly as much ri-hL to p.- '*~": n -'op.-s
iof a "c Atin, of our ow0 a s of L :...t..i ofp oi _r i. 1 al l
,.hen t '-.y are violatin h ..\.ru,:.unL s o.n ",hLich we 3i:v.:: consented
to let i_';a i .':; money. .

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THOSE. E. WILL. FEDERAL CONT6C. OF FEDERAL
EXECUTIVE AFFAIRS ;
SECRETARY DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE DISTRICT CONTROL OF DIARICT
OURAY BUILDING, AFFAIRS.
TELEPHOMAIN 4260 809 G STREET, NORTHWEST, LET THE PEOPLE
LINCOLN, 3568 RULE.
MaatIington, D. QT.






Dear Madam:l-

Permit me to call your attention to a valuable docu-
ment recently issued by the United States Senate and mailed
you herewith. This document (#1138) contains important data
regarding the government of the District of Columbia, and an
appeal for municipal.suffrage and self-government. It should
be scattered broadcast, not simply in the District, but
throughout the United States; for absolutism in the Nation's
Capital is a National concern. To this end, at least 10,000
copies should be printed at once, and followed by others.

While postage on this booklet is free, the cost of pub-
lication, (about ,7# per copy), and labor, must be met pri-
vately. Can you help us raise the funds with which to circu-
late this document? A check for any sum, from one dollar
upward, will be acceptable, and will be applied exclusively
to this purpose.

In the fight thus far made for District suffrage a few
people of moderate means have borne almost the entire burden
both of labor and expense. In the special work of distrib-
uting this memorial, illuminating and broadly educational as
it is, it is believed you will be willing to lend a hand.

The time is opportune. Today, as never before, the peo-
ple of America are reaching for the reins of power, resolved
that government of, by and for the people shall, at last, be
realized. In city, state and nation, the boss is falling, and
the political machine is passing to the scrap heap. In the
Capital of the Republic, alone, where our civic and political
ideals should be most fully realized, we have a government
which has been truthfully characterized on the floor of the
U.S. Senate as "an absolute despotism", "a corroding canker
at the heart of the institutions of the United States", the
people constituting a "vast community of political slaves".

Let the American people once learn the facts--for which
they, unwittingly, are responsible--and this monstrous anom-
aly will not survive a single session of Congress. Help us
to inform and arouse them.

Yours for the cause,


Executive Secretary.









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ooitract. If a =n.jority of us had quit our own fi i-t, there ia no
use in hi s trying to maic: it ior us.

If the contract is to be broi.':n, let the :iu-"-}ieet
group have all the ~.lory there i in :bri.J-n, it. I -,h.ii vote
aj.;aln :r.,' .n.ci.; proce i'.1 *, if' I voted .i)wolutely u uonu.

T feel stron .y that if v 'ouid do ... ., Li.. moe tn
talk, "- o;ould hive so3r om" .-thin ac. 0..".;v.r, it
;aay be h ;.arder o r ;'.:t t*,:h ,. .... .. . vould l ve boon b vhc. I C wrote
the rn.;'ec ,.-".r",j.i.

I h;ve not yet voted oin l ,.-.' a- ,-.'ereula''. I vG
waited to rzcpe.re ,.. formal ,, 1i Loer ..ottin,.; ..'o'tih ;,,'r r ..-.. ,; and 1
vani-d you to rhve oi,,O.e j-.c-'y a.t :. o.- ouond before I did thio.
If you vant to try, oven yet, to .t it let ie !Mov uoon.

:i n cely yours,



B.S. 1.atevr you do, a ,,a3nu, the
contract. YI v'e pe id out other

people'R ponr'~ on it. e should 'b in
position to s..e..uard liat mun !y.

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GENERAL OFFICEE* -SOUTHERN OFFICER:
LONG lTILl J2,NSR
KANSAS CITY, MO. ,MIAMI, FA.


Euerglabe Ianb le (Iompauy

IE. C. HO-VE, WAmIN rTON, 1. C., IIEADQUATREng:
GENERAL AGENT FOR TIlE 800 G. STREET, N. WV.
SCO1MPANY'N LAND OU1RAY IUIILDING
PHONE MAIN 4200

Dear Sir:-

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, la-er -
have recently called, and st:'"nly 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 almos- gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and -*30 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,
S 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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GENERAL OFFICES: SOUTHERN OPFICIS:
LONG BUILDING 27T, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


Energlahbe Ina #alra companyy

E. C. HOWE, WHHNTON, 1). C., IIEADQUARTER :
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LAND OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 42(60

Dear Sir:-

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 4'24 and :.130 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, az which figuro.-,
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,
H and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
produGts from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given To.. -ziy, Th:....: 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,









Mrs. L. V. 3icC. -2-

our own, as ofa meeting of other people --especially of some people.

As to schemes to send me to the"scrap heap", I am simply
amused --as you may be when you know of things that are likely to
happen yet, whatever is done regarding association or corporation.
I certainly appreciate, however, the loyalty of yourself and Mr.
Smith.

The Assogation, however, must not_.b? .blestroyed. The
attitude of the North West group makes its preservation essential.
Without it, they would haveverything, so far as the 4860 are con-
cerned. I still think you and Mr, Smith should have some Association
money at your command. Otherwise, the other~..eople have the sinews /I
of arY. 'e do not know what pretext they 1.a', sieze upon fo'r i. J.n /'
it to suit themselves. You should have it whether you circularized
the 4860 or not. omeg money should be in the hands of the nijority
of our Oommittee. Talk about"law ..uits'!" ..r. Smith could not
even be.,in to go to law without .some money. 1 ho ). you will see
him soon.

Cordially yours,


Enclosures.






GENERAL OFFICER SOUTHERN NPU ILK:
LONG BUILDING 227, 12TR STB -E1
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIIAAI, FLA.


Energlab eSanb aleis (fnmpany

E. C. HOWE, WANHrNGTON, D. C., IHEADQUARTERR:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THB 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY LAND OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4260

Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds. 9

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 str-onrly 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 lone since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miarni. 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 i:40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to .'-'-hase 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 ins...,:et it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thurs.'ay, 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 simol-if, their task of paying for their lands, and another, fir obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,













811 3


January 8, 1914.

r. George W. Hessm ; '

Botanical Garden, o

City.
My Dear Mr. Heas:

I am very anch pleased to note your return to

Washington to so good a position. I have been thinking of you

of late in connection with a Florida enterprise of mine. lWhen

in Florida last July I enquired about you while stopping for

luncheon at New Smyrna. I shall be glad to have you drop in

whenever you may be passing. 4

Sincerely yours,


- IPMM






THOSE. E. WILL. FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL
EXECUTIVE AFFAIRS :
SECRETARY DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT
OURAY BUILDING, AFFAIRS.
TELEPHONE ES:
MAIN, 4260 809 G STREET. NORTHWEST, LET THE PEOPLE
LINCOLN, 3568 RULE.







Dear Madam:-

Permit me to call your attention to a valuable docu-
ment recently issued by the United States Senate and mailed
you herewith. This document (#1138) contains important data
regarding the government of the District of Columbia, and an
appeal for municipal suffrage and self-government. It should
be scattered broadcast, not simply in the District, but
throughout the United States; for absolutism in the Nation's
Capital is a National concern. To this end, at least 10,000
copies should be printed at once, and followed by others.

While postage on this booklet is free, the cost of pub-
lication, (about .7# per copy), and labor, must be met pri-
vately. Can you help us raise the funds with which to circu-
late this document? A check .for any sum, from one dollar
upward, will be acceptable, and will be applied exclusively
to this purpose.

In the fight thus far made for District suffrage a few
people of moderate means have borne almost the entire burden
both of labor and expense. In the special work of distrib-
uting this memorial, illuminating and broadly educational as
it is, it is believed you will be willing to lend a hand.

The time is opportune. Today, as never before, the peo-
ple of America are reaching for the reins of power, resolved
that government of:, by and for the people shall, at last, be
realized. In city, state and nation, the boss is falling, and
the political machine is passing to the scrap heap. In the
Capital of the Republic, alone, where our civic and political #
ideals should be most fully realized, we have a government
which has been truthfully characterized on the floor of the
U.S. Senate as "an absolute despotism", "a corroding canker
at the heart of the institutions of the United States", the
people constituting a "vast community of political slaves".

Let the American people once earn the facts--for which
they, unwittingly, are responsible--and tnis monstrous anom-
aly will not survive a single session of Congress. Help us
to inform and arouse them.

Yours.for the cause,


Executive Secretary.

















January 8, 19i14.
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co.o, toO our co,.c..'xct ho' .:r Jtovever, i s.Io'.. '-ait o ]kno/ in
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to let ti';er i h00ve f....,y.

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Scia..on 'ou be ted. to te itter end .iini -'ht it L.ooud
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yi. had ..,C p:r to the ehorth ',st crowd. If so, that a;ould have
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GENERAL OFFICEf4 :OUTRERN O *r
LONG BUILDING *gt, 1211j mTR
KANSAS CITY, MO.


Energlab Ed Oatts e company

E. C. HOWE, WARHINGTON, I). C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL. AGENT FOR TIIE 0S G. STERET, N. W.
COMPANY I.NDUR OIJRAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4200

Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the 0
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 soop 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 -r
have recently called, and strcn-ly 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 seuing~the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more. .

E'verrli,-.'dI 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 Laver also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to .40 and 45O per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost go-u, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at (0O and %80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. 'd., 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 displry--d choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stone, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given T--..d-.y, 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 boLught we can present THE on-
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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T-iy dear Mr. Phipps:


January 9, 1914.


e r-erc deligihted to receive your note

of COhristmas Day. I remember with r:uch plv.sure our -little

visit here o.a I:--muar2:tion diyV. I 1pl1an 'to send you,

before lon', 0o:, literature I am preparing which may in-

terest you --by its novelty if for no other reason.

Mrs. '."ill send kindest regards to yourself

and -'rs. Phipps.


Very truly yours,


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GENERAL OFFICES: SOUTHERN OFFICES:
LONG BUILDING 227, 12TII STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


Enrglare oEan altr (Iompany

E. C. HOWE, WAAHINGTON, o). C., IIEADQUARTEA :
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. WV.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4260

Dear Sir:-

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.

E'vorzl',de 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 atre, 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 stood, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tei. ':.y, 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 no- yet bought we can present THE op-
portunity of a life-time; to those who have, we can outline one plan which
will simplify -h-ir task of paying for their lands, and another, for obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,












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811 E Street, N.W., Washington, D. 0.,

January 9, 1914.

.:rs. Virginia B. hippie,

Ft, Laud.erdale, Florida.

y dear 2,rs. Whipple:

I a~ pleased to receive your recent

note. I saw by the HerAld you were in !iauderlale. I cer-

tainly hope your stay TLher-o Uay prove pleasant and profit-
F Tkble* You know of course F'rs. McCulliuch is at Lake'vorth.

I am sorry you misFed me at myr office. I had a

pleasant little chat wvitth 1r. r'iipple at lunch shortly

after .I se.:' you last.

I am planning a landi proposition for Section 27,

west of Okeelanta, that will make people open their eyes.

Shall send you folIeer soon,

. Sincerely yours,






GEN RAL OFFICE ,M SOUTHERN OFFICES:
LONG B13JILDING 22T, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


Enrgla ie oani 'alra (Eampany

E. C. HOWE. WARRINGTON. 11. C., HEADQUARTERS:
GENERAL AGENT FOR TUB1 800 G. STREET, N. V.
COMPANY'M L.ANDS OURAY BUI-DINGC
.- PHONE MAIN 4200

Dear Sir:-

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
A-" 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
i 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,

L 4F V *






THOSE. E. WILL,
EXECUTIVE
SECRETARY

ELE PHONES:
^'I ^ LINCOLN 3568


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE
OURAY BUILDING
amI1S STREET. NORTHWEST
811 E R aUintn, B. a.


FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS:
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS.'
LET THE PEOPLE RULE.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
THOSE. E. WILL
ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L MUNROE
H. 0. SKINNER
LOUIS KOPELIN
E. J. DAKIN
MISS GRACE HILLYER
W. D. MACKENZIE
MAJOR W. 0. OWEN


January 9, 1914.


'JI ~-


Christian,

C/o T. J. Shelton,

Kansas City, Mo.


Dear Friends:

Enclosed find $1.00. for subscription.

Please send to 15330 G Street, N.i., Washington, D.C0.

Mrs. Clemens told me not long since that by re-

mitting then I might obtain eight back numbers of your

paper. I overlooked the memorandum, but hope it is not

too late still to obtain the back numbers.

Sincerely yours,


Enclosure.


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JanuLary 9, 1914.

Mrs. IJary Li. Bell,

Corlier 26th & G Streets,

San Diego, California.

ry dear Sister i ary:

!hat a pity we: can't do a little more

writing, especially since we don't seem able to see each other.

I am the one I guess who usually fails first.

How are you all anyway? '"rite me at least a line to

let me know, and more if you can. Gertrude sent your people

some Christr.is nc.rdj at F Street --a mistake. VWonder if you

got them?

de are all in excellent spirits, and pleased with the

way things are moving. I haven't exactly become a convert to

your religion, but am the next thing to it, and think 1 am

gettin;r a lot of good out of it. Your people have a mighty

fine big church here. I go once in a while and count a

number of them among my very good friends. Several of them

have bought -: 'verglade;3 land of us. lr. V. V'. Helm, president

of the JEverglades Sugar and Land Companny, n'iari, Florida, is

one of your faith. ':" represented him here for some time. He

is a spendid man, and going a great deal farther than any of

the other land companies towards putting his religion into his

business. IWttk my little scheme, however, I'll try to go him

one better.--Bnclosed find insert from letter to Hettie.

Hoping to hear from you all, I r:jal.in,
As ever yours,


Encl.


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(.JNERAL 0IFICHN SOUTHERN OpFFr vU
L.ON(; I II.,IN 22T, 1 ,r
KANSAM CITY, M<0.


Enrgrtlae ab ales (Eompany '

E. C. HOWE, WAIHINOTON, I). C., IIEADQUARTER:*
(ENERIiAL AUENT FOR 'I iI 800 G. STREET, N. WV.
M1> r'N V. J oM OURAY UIJ.I))
PHONE MAIN 4210O

Dear Sir:-

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

The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vig-or. 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 '-.:. rly 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 b-urht of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

E, e,lade lands are goi 'T fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
asres 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 TuesdI.y, 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,













Little inr;ort to savWe repeatingg in t-ao letters.



All] of I-our family -LrL&, for Lho most piLrt, in splendid
hwealth- ii, muoh better than ahe vas for yerrrs. Core.
trude has grcmm into a --ronder ...so large and strong.
7-La'tn onl fjnjshjin:. hi ~ School,, took~ up type'rriting,,
became very expert and no-w holds an excellent and re-
sponsibl.e ,, c*itiocn. The.-.e is a powtiAlAlityl, ftro.. the
way a ucri-alin young fello- oe around 4everul time a
_!,(Atc, uhat sh't n.y le: right t~;inuL31 oo ---e -3re not --Llricd.

Lawrence to a member of a '.7achington-ile'.t YO.-k-Lioston

country dowvn tbere. 7,%hen the 1Lc.:J~air~ation ciork hus advanced
little maV~,~:ol. ny be i- cct--W to poom' In V'c~
an invavdin- ~ry I hir-jve done a lot, of hard wark to ""Ot
tiv': -Aznl, p-ro-poction on a lhetter -n6C !-we-' raofmn hrn'
$h-all piiblisbl' romc literature shortly indicatim,; 1.4- latcoto


In ad~lition to Florida T ~v a. lot of time to our
fi!_:ht h-'re for Dinitrict auffr,re. You kno-w live wider
anabsolute despotiew. I started the fight, ;iiboutL- a year
anid a hall' ago to institute an American in place of a T.us-
sian form of government here. Now, others are takizy,; up
the matter, and the outl~ook 3ewyru- erjcoL~r".,g~jnV,

I often "'ish I cou:l1 run out to C-lifornia, ~e
all of~ you and also see thle cowultry. 63tran.nvc to say*
not'.'thsa?1inr~ythou.;-i.n~ds of 1,,les of tv~.vell frona
Canflw.la to thu aouth of' 2.^lorida and f-rom tho At-Lantic
-,-t-ard,* up fani- lovai.,. .,!!, tnd. fort1t -ifld criksecross,,
I li-tve never yet succeeded. in getting over the zou~s
Denver Was been ny Ultiraa Thule. 11-,ybe I r.-All do better
yet.
If' an of' you eirer loa-j-c California D)(Th'T WAIUL to
nee ~ aot F~$loriday especially the 11,~ ads ~ob~r
P'loridna, --viliroh vmo-t pcop4' WIrv._ :3 en, is :.-nct;her story
altogether and doesn't interest me# g.e are opornir1; up
a, p'mincular empire lovn in the eOiade's. Biig hio~tcry in
goint; to be made there, and I will try to have LL little
han2VI in, malkinj~it.






URENBRAL OFFICE: SOUTHERN OFFICE
LONG BUILDING; 22T, 12TH ,REET
KANSAS CITY, MO. M I.111 l.l


Enwrgla r oan6 Ialhas (Impany

E. C. HOWE, WAHINcTON, ). C., IH[ADQUAITERI8:
IENEKIRAL AGENT FOR TIEt 800 G. STREET, N. VW.
COMPANY'SS LIANOH OURAY DIUILDINC
PHONE MAIN 42410

Dear Sir:-

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 co-mine 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 seajio the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Evergiade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another cf 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 .*Sj 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-
t rtunity of a. lif -tmr.e; ti those who have, we can outline one plan which
will dinic.ify f i.r t -ik c.f paving for their -rand., i.nd another, for cLtain-
ing revenue therefrum.

Very truly yours,











-11 i,; Street, -.W.





January 9, 1914.


M C. ,. 0, Buckingham,

19 T street, I]. r.,

City.

My dear ?!r. Buckingham:

:I understand our boys at Okeelanta

have sent you a number of negatives to develop. I should

be very glad t.o see some of the ,Jictures as sopn as prao-

ticable. I am, preparing a ri-. booklet, and might be able

to use one or moreof them in it. It would be.well,-to.

phone me at Lincoln.3568 or -in 1550.

Sincerely yours,







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THOSE. E. WILL. FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL
EXECUTIVE AFFAIRS ;
SECRETARY DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISIRI'
OURAY BUILDING, AFFAIRS.
TELEPHONES:
MAIN. 4260 809 G STREET, NORTHWEST, LET THE PEOPLE
LINCOLN, 3568 RULE
ashington, B. RULE.






Dear Madami-

Permit me to call your attention to a valuable docu-
ment recently issued by the United States Senate and mailed
you herewith. This document (#1138) contains important data
regarding the government of the District of Columbia, and an
appeal for municipal suffrage and self-government. It should
be scattered broadcast, not simply in the District, but
throughout the United States; for absolutism in the Nation's
Capital is a National concern. To this end, at least 10,000
copies should be printed at once, and followed by others.

While postage on this booklet is free, the cost of pub-
lication, (about .7# per copy), and labor, must be met pri-
vately. Can you help us raise the funds with which to circu-
late this document? A check for any sum, from one dollar
upward, will be acceptable, and will be applied exclusively
to this purpose.

In the fight thus far made for District suffrage a few
people of moderate means have borne almost the entire burden
both of labor and expense. In the special work of distrib-
uting this memorial, illuminating and broadly educational as
it is, it is believed you will be willing to lend a hand.

The time is opportune. Today, as never before, the peo-
ple of America are reaching for the reins of power, resolved
that government of, by and for the people shall, at last, be
realized. In city, state and nation, the boss is falling, and
the political machine is passing to the scrap heap. In the
Capital of the Republic, alone, where our civic and political
ideals should be most fully realized, we have a government
which has been truthfully characterized on the floor of the
U.S. Senate as "an absolute despotism", "a corroding canker
at the heart of the institutions of the United States", the
people constituting a "vast community of political slaves".

Let the American people once learn the facts--for which
they, unwittingly, are responsible--and tnis monstrous anom-
aly will not survive a single session of Congress. Help us
to inform and arouse them.

Yours for the cause,


Executive Secretary.






OFFICERS :
No Communication is Official unless it bears the Official Seal and is signed INDIVIDUALLY
WILLIS W. JONES, M. D., . President by both the President and the Secretary.
Deanwood Heights, D. C.
HOMER MEE ....... Vice President
CHAS. WESLEY . Recording Secretary
Grant Park, D. C.
H. E. SHORTER . Financial Secretar
OF THE
Beverly, D. C.
J. B. PAYNE . . . Treasurer DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Rev. LEVI WASHINGTON . Chaplain
R. W. GILLIAM . . . Sergtat-Arms
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: R. F. D. NO. 3.
WALLACE CHAPMAN, Chairman
HOMER MEE ( / Jan. 9,1914.
J-H. -PAYNTBR C. J. NIXON . .. ............
R. W. GILLIAM *. ROS
C. T. MING4ObL

Mr. These. V. mill,

Exa.nt.ive Se3retary,

WasUingtion, I..

lear Sir:


k aknBewrleOe the rceis. of year sou*MAisatison ea&l-i

ing attention to local affairs of the listriot of Clummbia,whieh

are very vital t *our well-be1ig. A m sorry to say .tat your

seoeindiiention were a little late for this month as our Asses

atie* held its meeting on last night. But will be glad to take

tie matter up in our next meeting .

In the mean time will try to arranre to have one of

year speakers preteut, owing to previous emZagemeats shall

kave to eeonult tke esvrd; assuring yeo biat this matter rhall

reseivy our earnest csesideration.









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co t. If a majority oi Us h.v u quit our own fi .ht., uh'lie is n i&'
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-L :*..l-.iit ..L.,r i ,.:', pro. .-.edi.L ; if I vote.'. .uk olutel. / .-.ione.

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Jan. 9, 1914.

Mr. James A. Proctor,

lynn Haven, Florida.

Dear Sir:

I am pleased to receive your favor of the 6th instant.

I am preparing a booklet on theFlorida cojwiunity proposition re-

garding which you inquired, and shall be pleased to send you a

booklet as soon as post.ible --presur.ably within a week or two.

I believe you will be interested.

Sincerely yours,






THOSE. E. WILL. FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDER
EXECUTIVE AFFAIRS:
SECRETARY DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE DISTRICT CONTROL r DIIR
OURAY BUILDING, AFFAIRS.
TELEPHONES:
MAIN, 4260 809 G STREET, NORTHWEST, LET THE PEOPLE
LINCOLN, 3568
W~asngtot, B. . RULE.







Dear Madam:-

Permit me to call your attention to a valuable docu-
ment recently issued by the United States Senate and mailed
you herewith. This document (#1138) contains important data
regarding the government of the District of Columbia, and an
appeal for municipal suffrage and self-government. It should
be scattered broadcast, not simply in the District, but
throughout the United States; for absolutism in the Nation's
Capital is a National concern. To this end, at least 10,000
copies should be printed at once, and followed by others.

While postage on this booklet is free, the cost of pub-
lication, (about .7# per copy), and labor, must be met pri-
vately. Can you help us raise the funds with which to circu-
late this document? A check for any sum, from one dollar'
upward, will be acceptable, and will be applied exclusively
to this purpose.

In the fight thus far made for District suffrage a few
people of moderate means have borne almost the entire burden
both of labor and expense. In the special work of distrib-
uting this memorial, illuminating and broadly educational as
it is, it is believed you will be willing to lend a hand.

The time is opportune. Today, as never before, the peo-
ple of America are reaching for the reins of power, resolved
that government of, by and for the people shall, at last, be
realized. In city, state and nation, the boss is falling, and
the political machine is passing to the scrap heap. In the
Capital of the Republic, alone, where our civic and political
ideals should be most fully realized, we have a government
which has been truthfully characterized on the floor of the
U.S. Senate as "an absolute despotism", "a corroding canker
at the heart of the institutions of the United States", the
people constituting a *vast community of political slaves".

Let the American people once learn the facts--for which
they, unwittingly are responsible--and tnis monstrous anom-
aly will not survive a single session of Congress. Help us
to inform and arouse them.

Yours for the cause,

Executive Secretary.




















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W. H. DA CAMARA. Vice President.
JOS. B. O'HARA. Secretary.
GEO. G. CURRIE, Treasurer.
DIRECTORS
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G. H. SMITH
G. G. CURRIE
L B. WILSON
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Minneapolis, Minnesota,

Mr. W. Allen Barr
32 North Stale Street
Chicago, Ill.

Mr. Thomas E. "'ill,
811 E. Street ?.W.,
Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Laura V3 McCullough,
Laae Worth,
Florida.

Dear Uiri an.d Madam;

On motion of ... H. Austin, seeondea by Barr,

and concurred in by myself, there will be a geI-

tng of the Okeolanta Town Association Fxeoutive

Committee on January 24, 1914, at 3:00 P.M., in

the Board of Trade room, West -elm Beach, Florida.

This call is made for the purpose of da* die-

oussing the future of the Okeelanta Tomwn Association

and'to transact any other business that may properly

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W. A. OTIS. PRESIDENT /
S PERCY HAGERMAN, VICE-PRESIDENT
H. J. BRYANT, VICE-PRES. & GEN'L. MGR.
Wm. F. GREENWOOD. TREASURER & ASST. SECY.
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SMr. G. C. Bantz,
1628 S St.N.W.,
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Dear Mr. Bantz:-

I hear from Mr. Champion that he and
Mr. Chapman are going down to Florida January
the 20th. It seems to me this would be a good
opportunity for all of you to ge.jtpgether if
you could get -way at the same time. Our Company
is anxious for everything to work hamoniously
in the formation of the Okeelant4..prporation, and
we are sure it would be a good thing if all three
of you could get together and talk matters over.

Mr.Hagerman and Mr. Otis will also be at
Lake Worth abor:The same time, hand it would be a
good opportunity to talk over the matter of surveys.
We are naturally very anxious that the state soFuld
do this work during the next few months. All reports
from people who have recently visited the Everglades
state that the land south of the lake is in very good
shape at the present time for the survey work.

Hoping to hear from you in regard to
this,

Yours sincerely,

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ACCLIMATIZATION AND ADAPTATION
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COTTON BREEDING.
Washington, D. 0., January 12, 1914



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811 E Street,

Washington, D.0.

Dear Sir:

In reply to your favor of January 7th, which has

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flora.

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

My dear Mr. Chapman:

After an annlycis of the situation and much considera-
tion of the subject I lhve: come to the conclusion that my prep-
ence at Lake northt h on the 24th of thin ;'onth on the occenion of
the orgfnRtization of the .ikeelanta Corporation in not nncenEa-ry
or desirable, and I shiall not be in Lake "orth onr that drte.

On the 24th of this month I will not. be a stockholder
in the 'ka;elanta Corporation and I will. have no right to be
even prc:-iit &t the meeting of the incorporatilon stockholders,
which accoruirn to the notice published in the Lake W'orth Ieprald
n.;,.Allen Larr, T. J. khan:pion and I. J. c'ihpman. It in ob-
served that in ,hat notice I am nzirncd as a member of the to-.p-
orary Loc:rd of directors of the Corporation but thi;t board will
terminiate as soon as the organization of the corporation is ef-
fected, and it really has no po.r anyway.

The purporee of the :Lockholcers are, of course, not
known to me, but if it in their intention to lcct mori n. m--bcr
of the board.of Directore to be elected at the mecetin;-' of tih
p4tlf inst., I ask that such action be nal-taken as I have no de-
sire to serve arid I now decline. to vrrve aR en officer of the
Okoclanrta Corporation. "y declining nny neer a little premature
as no place has been offered but I want my rorition understood
in time.

An the Florida law r:quireB the directors "to be stock-
holders qualified to vote at the. election at which tiey -re c;aoen,"
I do not see how a orrd of Directors can br elected othe-r tlhin
the three stockholders mrnitioned--See sec. 2663 (217,U).

1 also note that i. J. C':iiAprlnn liar eubr.cribed for 1619
Pharce of atock, T. J. Cha)npion for 1619 rhoroc and Allen Barr
!or 3 %,J1rcs, and that the total number of rihrros is 4R60; the
stock to b~ paid for by 1700 acres more or less of T'verglades
lind.
i FIlorida law requires "that no Corporation shall
transact any buLrinces until it has .., '.. filed with the Vecretury
of .tote,~ duplicate :;ffidavite by its Treanurer that IfLof
its cpiL aettock has been cuujtcribed and.jpia.," and I am at a
loss to understand how the incorporatorse re to rpy for evrn
10., of the capital !tock--;-Te nec. 2652 (*'1:'7). 1 either indi-
vidually or collectively do they own 1700 acrt-n of Yvcr/-lndcn
land, especially the 1,nd -i(:ntioncd in tie papers of incorpora-
tion.
Trustees and not in anyone or any three
?,e title to the land is vested in three/individurls.
.'ay I call attention to the fact that electing a 2oard of Di-
rectors is trans6ctint;...busiznepr which is forblciden unlene 1011 of
the vtock in mrid for. "*
Is it your idea that the three '.'runtees are on the
24th inmt. to traitle3r to the individual, hap- an, '"biupion nd
Lorr the gift lInds no tiat they can keep their contract with the
State of Florida by p:.yi: for the stock eubticribed for by them1
and then irnve Ch('ap-n, ',"i-.pion and arr trrivf(.r the land to the
Corporation -:hic, viJll thoe imnvue to each rub.rcriber, (Chapman,
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and then have the naid BuLrcribers nofign their stock to the True-
tees so that the Trustees with that stockk rind the stock unrub-
rcribed to be irrued to them by the Corporation can comply with
the Deed of -rust by aneiggning the proper number of shares of
stock to each of the 4860 purchasers of land Ft the west ralm
beach Auction?

The above method, if practical, is rather complicated
and no doubt you have thought out a simpler and more direct way
of which I very much de.-ire to be iatermed. I repeat, I cer-
tainly don't nee how theiincorporatorn cni, pay for the rock for
which they have subscribed as they have no title to the 1700 acres
of Gift Lnnd. Therc may be a way other then the questionable
;ind devious one I outlined but I am not sure. such a case
as thi(e one iyo?. ko' before the Florida Authorities and it is
possible that the Secretary of State of Florida could furnish me
rome light on the matter. What is your opinion' It ee .ms to
me thut we might violate our trust if we conveyed the rift land
,to a Company where more than two-thirds of the stock of the Cor*
pany is lcId by three ig ividualg. It may be necensnery for me
to join in the transfer of tLhe Cift lvnd to the Corporation but
before 1 do so I must have a very clear understanding and contract
between the Incorporation stockholder and the Truotees that the
stock will be promptly distributed an required by the ID)ed of
Trust. I certainly ahaill not be willing to join in the trnns-
fer of the land when more than two-thirds of the stock goes to
\three indiviauRaln V. without soer proper or maybe a bonded contract.

"This attitude of mine is not meant to ouf'rtion the hon-
esty or integrity of the incorporators but there has been such a
miau3idkLqrtandLing of the .In1rurge ard intent of what I consider
the contr.-ct o01 arch 17, 1913, that I. hall have to have every-
thing pu into very olear tnd pr( cie form before I shall be
willin,: to join in the trnnrfer of the 'ift Lnnd to the COkeelanta
Corporation as it is now incorporated. I have found it very
unsatisfactory to take anything for granted.

It is possible that a. majority of the i'runtees can deed
the r(ift Lands to the c'keelnnta Corporation and if that it the
case vwhy it is up to thDe:' to do it. I am moot anxious i.:d will-
ing to get rid of the Truntecehip of the Gift Lands but under
the Dead of C'rutLt I Xnve certain respon-ibilities and when 1 act
I must be absolutely pure thut I am not getting rid of them by
(tirneuming others. I don't want to get out of the frying pan into
the fire.

In what way are you incorporatorpe ioing to establish
the fact to the natisf.;tio.1 of the .'rurtees an3. the maker of the
Trust (The Florida 7TverClades Land Co.), that the shares of ftock
have beer. inriucd and distributed ase ruuuired by the Dead of Trurt?
I note in the Jan. 8th issue of the Lake Worth ]Lrald that a cer-
tain 'r. Joseph Le,;ch, whose address i? give'., by tbrh herald, as
way out in Oklahama, euspeots that the Trustees sre preparing to
cheat.him out of his rhare in the Gift-c ,rnds, by imenep of aseers-
ments, ni.a this itUFnicion will be confirmed in his mind and many
other parchaeer, w i 1 1 join him in his Puppicion, if tho
plan proposed by 1.r. CIn:-apion to asseens-each purchaser one dol-
lar for each nhare of Ftock befor-' his stock will be delivered to
lim (although the stock Lelon;gri to him and is non-aieprnable), is
attempted to be ciTrin1 out? I trunt that I have already trade
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I have not come to any final determination but I think
I hiall nend a copy of this letter to the Florida :Rvergladee
Land Company, rand ask its opinion of the propriety of the Trun-
tees conveying the (ift Tinnd to the Okeelenta Corporation as in-
corporated, more than two-thirds of it stock being in the hands
of three individuals, and whether in the opinion of the Company,
the Trusiteee will be relieved of all responsibility to the Com-
pany end the pIurcharerp of the lInd at the "I'tot Palm Leach auc-
tion, if they (do o,.
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Washington, D. C., Jan. 10, 1914.

Mr. H. J. Chapman,
Greenfield, Iowa.
MY dear Mr. Chapman:

After an analysis of the situation and much considera-
tion of the subject I have come to the conclusion that my pres-
ence at Lake ''orth on the 24th of this month on the occerion of
the organization of the Okeelanta Corporation in not necerrary
or desirable, and I shall not be in Lake '"orth on that dote.
On the 24th of this month I will not be a stockholder
in the ukeelanta Corporation and I will have no right to be
even present at the meeting of the incorporation stockholders,
which according to the notice published in the Lake 'orth Lerald
nai..Allen Larr, T. J. Champion and 11. J. haopman. It in ob-
served that in ihat notice I am named as a member of the temp-
orary board of directors of the Corporation but that board will
terminate as soon as the organization of the t.orporation is ef-
fected, and it really has no po.'i-r anyway.
The purposes of the stockholders are, of course, not
known to me, but if it is their intention to elect me a member
of the board of Directors to be elected at the meeting' of the
24th inst., I ask that ruch action be not taken as I have no de-
sire to serve rind I now decline to serve ae en officer of the
Okeelanta Corporation. NTy declining may seem a little premature
as no place has been offered but I want my position understood
in time.
As the Florida law requires the directors "to be stock-
holders qualified to vote at the election at which they Pre chosen,"
I do not see how a lord of Directors can be elected other than
the three stockholders mentioned-- C e rfec. 2663 (2138).

I also note that 1H. J. r:liapian has rubpjaribed for 119q
shares of stock, T. J. (:iampion for lQ.U9hores and '/. Allen a.rr
lor 3 phares, and that thec'otal number of shares in (4gy; the ,
stock to be paid for by 1700 acres more or less of 'verglades -
lend.
.nzc }lorida law requires "that no Corporation shall
transact any business until it has .. ::X filed with the secretary
of State .-.. duplicate affidavits by its Treasurer that 10;, of
its capital stock has been subscribed and ma,i" and I am at a
lose to understand how the incorporators are to pay for even
10i, of the capital stock--rce Sec. 2652 (2127). Neither indi
vidually or collectively do they own 1700 acres of verlade
1-,nd, erpecially the land mentioned in the paper of inc.orpora-
tion. .
( Trustees and not in anyone or any three
The title to thelFmnd i -veted in thr e'individuale.
i.'Ry I call attention to the fact that electing a }-olrd of Di-
rectors in traniacting business which is forbidden unless 10,, of
the stock is paid for.
Is it your idea that the three Trustees are on the
24th innt. to trantler to the individuals, (haFp-an, (.Chanion nnd
lbarr the gift lands no that they c'n keep their contract with the
State of 1-lorida by payinf: for the stock vubrcribed for by them
and then have Chap.inn, Ct'F,-:pion and J-arr transfer the land to the
Corporation which will then issue to each suircriber, (Chrpr-an,
Champion and barr) the nT.iount of stock ruircribed for by him
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and then have the said subscribers ennign their stock to the Trus-
teen so that the Trustees with that stock nnd the stock unsub-
rcribed to be issued to them by the Corporation can comply with
the Deed of Trust by assigning the proper number of shares of
stock to each of the 4860 purchasers of land at the West Palm
Beach Auction?

4 The above method, if practical, is rather complicated
and no doubt you have thought out a simpler and more direct way
of which 1 very much desire to be informed. I repeat, I cer-
tainly don't see how the incorporatore cau_pay for the stock for
which they have subscribed as they have no title to the 1700 acres
of Gift Lend. There may be a way other e-n the questionable
and devious one Ih (qe outlined but I am not Pure. Such a cae
ns thit one may/come before the Florida_.uthorities and it is I
possible that the Secretary of Ftate of Florida could furnish me
rome light on the matter. What is your opinion? It seems to
me that we might violate ourtuast if we conveyed the rift land
to a Company where more than two-thirds of the stock of the Co1,-
pany is held by three individuals,. It ray be necenpery for me
to join in the trrn% er of the gif.LJlrnd to the Corporation but
befor-e1 do so I must have a very clear understanding and contract
between the Incorporation stockholders and the Trustees that theL I
stock will be promptly ~~stributed an required by the fg4 of ....
'ruet. I certainly shall not be willing td join in the trans-
fer of the land when more than twQo~hirds of the stack goes to
three individuals without so-ie proper or maybe a bonded contract.

This attitude of mine is not meant to question the ha i.
esty or irite(gi.ty of the incozparstors but there has been such a
minuni da ending of the l1rnguntre arid intent of what I consider
the cqrecvt of !arcU U, lhpt I shall have to have every-
qthing put into ver 1 y -r.r anf prcci,e..Lprm before I shall be
willing to join in the transfer of the Gift Land to the Okeelanta
corporation as it is now incorporated, I have found it very
neatisfactory to take anything for granted.

It is possible that a majority of the Trustees can deed
the Gift Lands to the Gkeelnnta Corporation sad 1iItt is, ty -i
case v.hf"It is up to them to do it. I am most anxious and will- ing to get rid of the Trusteeship of the Gift Lands but under
the )esd of irust I have certain responj.ilities and when I Ict
I must be absolutely sure that I am not getting rid of them by
nepuming others. I don't want to get out of the frying pan into
the fire.

In what way are you incorporators going to establish
the fact to the satisfaction of the Trustecs and the maker of the
Trust (The Florida L.vergladee 3e-nd Co.), that the shares of rtock .
have been iri-d and di ibuted as required by the Deed of I'rust?L
I note in the Jan. 8th isrcue of the Lake north h herald that a cs -
tain Vir. Joseph Letch, whose address is given by the l;crnld, as
way out in Oklahama, suspects that the Trustees are preparing to
cheat him out of his share in the Gift Lands, by means of assess-
ments, and this suspicion will be confirmed in his mind and many
other purchaserr w i'l Join him in his suspicion, if the
plan proposed by 'r. C'hinpion to q&B s each purchaser qggol-
lar for each rhare of stock before his stock will be delivered to
him (although the stock, ..Lon., t.qjm and in.pon.-acsesable), is
attempted to be carried out' I trust that I have already made
it clear that I will not be a party to such a plan.
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I shnll send a copy of thin letter to the ]Florida rverglades
Land Company, and ask its opinion of the propriety of the True-
tees conveying the Gift LaJnd to the Okeelanta Corporation as in-
corporated, more than two-thirds of its stock being in the hands
of three individuals, and whether in the opinion of the Company,
the Trustees will be relieved of all reryponribility to the Com-
pany and the purchasers of the lsnd at the Went Pnlr reach auc-
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'ixtracts from eorresondence between C, C. Bantz
and H. J. Chapman regarding contract between Trustees and
executivee Commttee of 0Okeelanta Association.

"One insuperable obstacle to may doing so ( acquiescing
in ir. Champion's plan of incorporation) is found in a pier which1 V
he seems to have completely forgotten and which, to my surprise,
V you too, have overlooked. It is this: On Larch 17, last, we 1
entered into a definite, aRp.ific, wrigten ca, act with the ;xec-%
utive Committee of the Okeelanta Association as to the peruoinel
of the first gard of Directors. Lince you have forgotten ti-iis
highly impLortant circunstance, I enclose you twocopies of the
contract, one of which you may wish to send to lr. Champion.
"You will note that this document was 3siired by every .nee- -
ber of the *zec tive_ Ci.ui~ittee, and by every iZL er of ou =Jard.
I have their autograph gnatures befio0 ie. 'I have never heard
that a word of objection to this a.gre-ement was ever raised by any-
one, either before or after it was entered into. You will note
that it was accc..anied by a definite irmonetary consideration;
nvnly, the a(.v'v^e by the Associati6ri'6 I]e ."TY which,
when the :per was 'i.-operly zig.;ied, 7a1 actually pii out of the
Trej,.ury of that body. It is now a little lat?"""B" of the con-
traoting parties, and that without consulting the other, to attempt
to throw this agreement into the w:.-tebsket. As a la'.. /ver, fa.iliad
with the :-A'VLity and invlaility o0. c,~utccts, you will, I ,a .,
sure, *'ppreciate this fact. low, for .ir. Chim:ipion to frani, u: hi-
'plan' without taint ; this (.cuumenrt into aocount is very much like I
a Congressman preparing a bill --hich flies soqu.rely in the Lpe of
the Conegtution, and then saying he had for gotten we had a consti- I
tution and, in fact, did not care. This contrct,of course, nu^ be
observed, whatever 'piane}' come to grief in consequence. And
this, alone, in riy opinion, completely and effectively blgas !r.
Champion's little personal project." --Bantz to Che.piran,Pov.5,1913.

irst., as to the sao-caed 'aagact'. I said in one of ,
my recent letters that I did not recall signin, any contract, and,
if I had eic'ed one, I had forgotten it. I find on examination
of the -.per that I did not sign any contract, but that it purports
only to be 'recomaeatione'. ... In my judgment, then, we are
noabound by any 'contract' to n-make certain persons the Directors
4 of the Corporation. I do not think should have signed the paper
if I had thought it a contract. I do not think it within our
power to make such a contract ..." --Chapman to Bantz,Nov.14,1913. )

"If you will agree to a42gre to the contract making tExecutive
Com,"ittee of Okeelanta Association firs Joard o0 Directors of Okee-
lanta Corporation I 'ill si-n the Florida incorporation papers. I
consider irycelf bo ,j .}i' ,or and law to respect this contract.
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811 E St., NeW., Washington, Do C.,
January 20, 1914.

Mrs. Laura V. McCullough,
Lakeworth, Florida.

* My dear IMrs. HoCullough:
Enclosed find copy of letter by me to Mr. Smith, which letter
is expected to constitute a part of the business of the Executive
Committee I trust you will see that it is not overlooked or ig-
nored.

The fate of our AsAociation and its funds rests with._r .Smith,
hence my presence is not essential. Should he stand with you for
our well knovm positions, all the destructive proposals likely
to come up will fail through lack of a majority. Should he Go./
with the Northwest group, my presence could not save the day.

You will remember that, in the Buchanap administration, cabi-
net officers, including the Secretary of War, clung to their po-
sitions and used them toward destroying the Union. That course
history brands as traitorous. I hope such history will not be
repeated at Lakeworth and, if it is, I hope there will be at
least three. votes against persons holding such a mental attitude \,
continuing in our Committee where they can only weaken if not
destroy the organization.

I am sending herewith some copies of my new Fruitorest folder
which you may put where they will io the most good. In it should
be found the final, unanswerable argument to innuendoes, if not
direct charges which apparently have been made, and may at the
coming meeting be made against my sincerity in endeavoring to
promote settlement and development in the Okeelanta District.
People who, in the face of this folder, will continue to offer
such suggestions or criticisms,are beyond hope.

I do not expect this folder to appeal to Land Companies.
Should its contents become widely known their interests might
Seriously suffer. However, I have done my best with the chief
officers of practically all of them to induce them to put the
Everglades proposition on a basis at once more rational, prac-
tical, and helpful to the buyers but, up to the present moment,
absolutely without effect. Ephraim seems to be hopelessly joined
to his idols.

I shall look to you as the chief defender of the interests
of the 4860 at the coming meetings. Mr. Smith's course is not,
in all respects, reassuring.
Cordially yours,
Enclosure.









(lhambrnr ianO iGampanu


FOIARII)A EVEIRGIAI)ES L.ANiDS
S09 (G STREET NOITTI I VEST
VASIIT ON, 1). C.


Al. L. HOWEN & CO., '
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/ / 811 E St., N.W., Washington, D. C.,

January 20, 1914.

Mr. George H. Smith,
President, Okeelanta Asshciation,
West Palm Beach, Florida.

My dear Mr. Smith:
I received your call to the meeting of the
Executive Committee of the Okeelanta Association for the 24th
inst., and regret thatlit is impracticable for me to attend.
I am not prepared to pay 475.00 or more for a trip to Florida
at this time. I may go to Florida on February 10th, when an
excursion runs from this point. If, in arranging the meeting
for Executive Committee -ind Trustees, excursion dates for the
east as well as the west had been taken into account, the sit-
uation might have been simplified.

I desire, however, to go on record by letter on certain
points that will probably come up at the meeting:

I. I vote No against the payment of any moneys what-
ever from the funds of the Okeelanta Association for the adver.
tised meeting of the incorporators or persons in any way con-
nected with the organization of the Okeelanta Corporation, for
the incorporation of the company, the issuance of its stock, or
for any other purpose whatever therewith connected. My reasons
have been stated before. Our funds have been received before
by persons connected with that incorporation who are nRAxLpw
abiding b Zhe agreement in accordance with which the funds were
turned over to ": em'?" ' '~"". ." '* '

2. I vote No against any and every proposal for dis-
banding the Okeelanta Association, or in any way combining or
merging it with the' fPtosed Okeelanta Corporation. My reasons
are:
(a). Under our constitution, our Executive Committee
have absolutely no power to perform any such act or acts;
and, should they' atT pt to perform them, their acts would
be wholly void and without effect*

(b). The work of the Association, instead of being
finished has not, through lack of proper administration,
even as yet been begun.

(0). The emergency created by the breachf contract
by certait&T.hptees, above referred to, together with other
large interests of the Association, including the long delay-
ed survey of their lands, and the work of settlement and
development, make the need for such aA.ssociation, were its
interestsonly properly frTed for and promoted, greater than
ever.

(d). Should any action changing the status of the
Association be deemed necessary the proposal must be re-

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ferred for final settlement to the members including,
especially,those who have paid dues. Should such a
referendum be issued it must be accompanied by a clear
statement of the facts by representatives of both the
proponents and the opponents of the proposal.

Z. Should any member of the Executive Committee insist
that the Association should be dissolved or merged with another
organization I move that his resignation from the Executive Com-
mittee be insisted upon, and I MTTewith vote Yes on this motion.
My reasons ares ""
(a). The work of the Association as stated above, is
hardly begun; and
(b). An official maintaining that the organization
should be thus extinguished furnishes thereby indisputable ()
evidence of his own alification for jrvice. The
organization can succeed only in the hands of its friends,


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January 20, 1914.

Mr. George H., 3mnith,
President, Okeelanta .Anibciation,
V'est PaJlm Beach, 'lorida.

My dear Mr. Smith:
I received your call to the meeting of the
executive Co:.:.ttee of the Okeelanta esaBociation for the 24th
0 Inst., and regret that it ia impractioable for me to attend.
I am not prepared to payX7375.00 or more for a trip to Plorida
at this time, I may go to Florida on February 10th, when an
excursion runs from this point. If, in arranging the miaootir.j
for executive e Co: -'itten nd 'ri-steeo, e;rcursion dates for the
east ao well -,.3 the west had been taken into account, the Ait*
uation might h:-vc peen .implified.
I desire, how'rever, to go on record by letter on cerLain
points that will probably come up at the meeting:

1. I vote-Jo against the payment of any moneys whft*
ever from 'he funds of the Okeelanta Association for the adver-
tised meting of the i ncorporators or person in ,any way ocn-
nocted vith the organization of the Okeelanta corporation, for
the incorporation of the compf.any, the issuance of its stock, or
for Any other purpose whatever thorew'ith connected. ty rer .nonn
have been stated before. uur funds h.ive boen received before
by persons connected with that incorporation who are not now
abiding by the agreement in ac,:ord-.nc(- with which the fu d .- were
turned over to them.
2. I vote No against any and every proposal for dis-
banding the ckeelanCta.Asoociation, or in any way oo:-.bi.rin,; or
mergnr: it with the proposed ,lokeelanta Corporation. -y re .eonn
are:
(a). Under our oosititution, our executive e co.a:.ittee
have absolutely np o'wcr to perform V.ny such .ct or actz;
and, should they attempt to perform theo, their acts would
be wholly void and -.-ithout effect.

(b). The i.:ork of the Ausociation, inote:ad of b:i':;
finished hIas not, thu'ough lack of proper administration,
even as yet been begun.
(o), The emerePucy created by the brei-ch of o it.rct
by certain trusteess -Ybove referred to, together -.,ith other
large interests of the Aseociation, i:;cilucii(i the le:: delay-
ed euryey of their lands, and the nork of settlement nzid
developmentt, make the need for such an Association, vere its
interestsonly properly cgred for and propmoed, greater than
ever.
(d). should any action changing the status of the
Association be deemed necessary the proposal must be re-








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FLOJRZIDA EVERiG -LADEIS LANDS
809 G- STI-ZEET NORI-THI IEST
Al. L. BOWEN & CO., WVASHTNGTON, D. C.
GENERAL AGENTs
PHONE -IAIN 4260


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ferred for final settlement to the members including,
especiallythose who !ave paid-dues. Should uoch a
referendum be issued it must be accompanied by a clear
statement of the facts by representatives of both the
proponents and the opponents of the proposal.
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3. Should any member of the j;.xecutive Comdittee insist
(p that the Association should be dissolved or merged with another
armnization I move that his resignation from the Executive Com-
mattee be insisted upon, and I herewith vote Yes on this motion.
My reasons are( "

(a). The ,.ork of thr Association as stated above, is
hardly begun; and
(b). An official maintaining that the organization
should be thus extinguished furnishes thereby indisputable
*evidence of his own d4squalifioation for service. The
Q(rganization can uuoceed only in the ),hands of its friends,

Very sincerely yours1








lamhbrrs a. G1iompanj


MN. L. BOWEN & CO.,
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE MAIN 42$0O


FLORIDA EVElR(GLADES LANDS
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THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES LAND COMPANY
4410 REPUBLIC BUILDING, CORNER STATt & ADAMS STS.
TELEPHONE HARRISON 6976
CHICAGO
W. A. OTIS, PRESIDENT
PERCY HAGERMAN. VICE-PRESIDENT January 20, 1914
H. J. BRYANT. VICE-PRES. GOEN'L. MGR.
W.. F. GREENWOOD. TREASURER & ASSET. SECV.
C. E. TITUS, SECRETARY & ASST. TREAS.







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

Dear Mr. Bantz:-

Your letter of January 17th received,
and I.note that you have sent enclosure to
Mr. Hall at Colorado Springs. I am not well
posted myself as to how the company should be
incorporated, but I am sure Mr. Hall can tell
you just what position you should take in the
matter.

I am sorry you will not be able to go
down to Florida.

Yours truly,

THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES LAND CO.


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January 21, 1914.


4- 1 Mr. Benjamin F. Wilson,
Phoenix, Arizona.

SMy dear Brother Wilson:

I have yours of the 15th. After several days of hard
work, I mailed to Chicago yesterday the papers which, I trust,
will close the transaction which will enable me to help you.
At present, however, everything depends upon whether this goes
through. There seems to be every reason why it should.

Your brother Stitt has just left us after several days
spent at the Fels Fund Conference here. He addressed our com-
rades Friday night, and all were delighted with him. He and I
were able to spend some time together, though much less than I
could have wished. He is certainly a wonderful man, and is do-
ing a great work. He tells me he will be with you before long
in California for some weeks. I congratulate you both.

Within the last few days Carl Brown died here suddenly.
Despite much telegraphing it has been impossible to obtain any
word from any of his people. It is expected he will be buried
here next Friday afternoon, the comrades taking charge.

I enclose a copy of my Fruitcrest booklet, recently pub- <
lished. I certainly hope you may find time to study it, and I
also hope that it will appeal to you. This is something I can
vouch for absolutely, and at last I have gotten down to a basis
which, I believe, would make it possible for you to recommend it
to our kindwpeople. If we could get together a community of that &
type, in such a place, and under such an arrangement, it would
go far toward solving the individual problem of each of us, and
would put us in position where we could work with far more freedom
and power for our great ideal.

Fraternally yours,


Enclosure.








(QHamber Ianb Gnompang


M. L. HOWEN & Co.,
(~ENERAL AGENTM
PhONE ~IAIN 4264)


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January 21, 1914.

Bapt. F. A. Forbes,
Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida.

Dear Capt. Forbes:

A party of at least twenty, and possibly thirty or forty,
may be expected from here on the February 10th excursion. Most
of them, thus far, have not planned to go up the Canal; however,
if suitable arrangements can be made, I shall make an effort to
talk them into it, and tiapyaooompany them.

What I should like is that they might stop off, say, for
thirty or forty-five minutes, at least, at Okeelanta as they go
up, and for an hour or more at the Calla han and Hub Sewell places
on their return the following morning. Otherwise, much of the
advantage of the trip will have been lost, and they may not be
willing to make it.

I see you have your hotel at Rita Island under way. Con-
gratulations.

I hope you may be able to answer me promptly on this, for
the time is none too long for making the necessary arrangements.
Mr. Shumate of Baltimore io going with his wife. He wants to see
Okeelanta, and also to go on to Ft. Myer. Just hov to manage it
has been too much for me so far. He impresses me as a very sub-
stantial young business man and is pretty likely to buy a good
sized tract. His brother, in Parker & Bridget's, bought four
years ago and has aroused his interest. If you can help solve
this problem I shall be very Cla6.
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(lHamhbrb iani Tanmpang


NM. L. BOWEN & CO.,
GENERAL AGENTS
PHONE MAIN 4-2(t0


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811 E Street, N. W., Washington,D.C.,

January 21, 1914.


Mrs. Laura V. McCullough,
Lakeworth,
Florida.

Dear Mrs. McCullough:

Your telegram received. Enclosed find Mr. Austin's letter
of Dec. 26th, and your reply. You certainly gave him just what
he needed. You swept aside the chaff and rubbish, and got down to
the real meat of the matter.

The talk by the Northwest group about our unanimous agree-
ment of 'March 17th being a mere "recommendation" is the chatter of
children, and unworthy of anyone possessing an atom of self-respect.
:Ir. Champion for one knows perfectly that this agreement was the
result of a very thorough and full discussion between him and me
in Chicago, together with other conferences in which you, Mr. Smith
and Mr. Bantz participated, and that the one important problem we
had difficulty in solving was how the Tgere LgT d'fL7nfnsh the
Executive Committee with adequate security for... ,y4qynceT 1 pro-
posed that the Trustees give their personal zeegrity. This they
were unwilling to do, and we finally came rouna to the arrangement
found in the agreement of .arch 1Jth. For them to repu it
now is absolute un ar unable arn,4 u a-eous. They deserve to be
sued if they go ahead with their present program.

If any one of you desires to demand a rgggaf of our tax money,
though this would notleave the two Trustees clear cf blame --you
may count my vote on the proposal as Yes.

I am enclosing a copy of my full leter on the whole situa-
tion, thinking you may fina it of service. '

I see an advertisement that the West Palm Beach Chamber of
Commerce is giving away certain lands. I wonder what you knov. of
this.
Cordially yours,


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