Business Correspondence. Nov. 3, 1914 - Dec. 31, 1914

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Business Correspondence. Nov. 3, 1914 - Dec. 31, 1914
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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Wash. D.C.,,ov.,3,1913.

Mr. L.E.Will,

Dear Lawrence

We were all delighted to get your letter ,and Mr. C.'s of 101
28. Enclosed find copy of news letter I am sending out in consequence.
Send me all the good news stuff you possibly can, and will make all
possible use of it. It may do as much good as your farming.

Herman Walker gave me this out of Zona experience: Potatoes may
dry out and be n.g. To save them, plant in furroww about 6 in. deep.
Cover first about 2 in.deep let plants come up, then cover again
with another 2 in, ; thenafterfurther growth, give them another 2 in.
of earth. Thatputs the plants welldown in the ground and saves risk
of drying out. H e said this paid big at 2ona, He thinks this will
be specially necagary Qa the bank,

We want to plan eanly forPF RJ',,NT PRODUCTS,1 r. Weaver says his
experiments in the office show the avocado will stand almost any ano nt
of wate r. ie thinks it should be planted as soon as you can get at
it; and then, ,if the lake sh uld come out, it would not hurt these trees.
I wish you would get all thefacts you can on tias.

Then how about the gun. va? If we got some of the big gunvas from
Callahan, how lon would it take for us to get fruit from them? We
are interested in toe guava-jelly-parcelsepost-mail -order prpp--
sition. Mr. and !irs. Hoffran think this should he a winner.

Again, do we take any serious risk in plating grape fruit this fall?
If the lake should cCor:e out,rwould the water kill the rees? I don't
think so from what I know already, but should learn from still others.
The PER~LANENT stuff is what we want to bank most heavily on.

Tell me quick if your plow succeeds. It is vital

What do you know of the rail road and the county road. ( See
Mrs. Stroop's story herewith.)

Sent Phinney the $24,00 Hope he is not t.r ing to dCJdnd,. e'" ,
his bills. *Mr. "ann is pleased you are on his land. He Lhas good
cause to be. I should be glad to have ALL thework done on my land if
Lt were all on the bankif We want/a good display on the bank, however.
hen as much work as possible should betone on our own land. "ave no
word from eeifert.

Shall be gli to do what I can for Tlr. Kerr. n"ave offered to ex-
change only for l1nd in 27.

Be car ful how you take 'coons in your hands. They are said
to bite badly, ;/rion wants all t:ie 'cown skins she can get to :ave
tanned and to wear. Send t:ien, along.

Dick has the .Everglades bug badly, Don't know how lbng we shall
be able tohold him if it keeps on g-etting worse.


Glad you got potatoes so chea Ku.


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THE PEOPLE'S URCH
FOU ED OCTOBE 4, 1891


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1219 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NORTHWEST,


WASH GTON, D. C.


SERVICES AT 11. A. M. SUNDAYS


OBJECT:
THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.

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I arra says we sent your parcels post pkg.,and are liable to re-
peat the performance later.

She says tell you the indian story made a. big hit, and that you
might well enlarge on it. If ;;ny more braves show up, tell us about
them.


iow's this about Furbeshaw?
their neads!


A pity men and boys should lose


Take good care of your selves and renrrber that"thehy s of
world are upon you." Your re not buried in the wilderness neq
so deeply as you may imagine.


7 'ive nyr best regards to all the boys.
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FOUNDED OCTOBER 4, 1891

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WASHINGTON. D. C.


SERVICES AT 11, A. M. SUNDAYS

OBJECT:
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Mr. Jos. 1unn,

424 First Ave.,'/fjr/

Kalispell, Mon tna.

Dear Sir:-*.

Your:s of the 3d.at hand. Our tracts are goinG pretty
lively.I hcpe however to be qble to let you inon tri.cts that wil
suit you. Numbers 10 nnd 11 answer your deaoription,'nd are opera
unless a party who u want 100 -ores or mor- decide to come in*
In that case, th-y will prpbat,.by take every hiri in thatneigh-
borhood.
I could let you have 5" *"Tnd 53,or 70 and 66. Please
wire r'ply. ','ill you be able to pay csh on one or both tracta
ash is important to us all, for it hasten the developm-nt
which will greatly benefit all,

I enclose two contr,.cta* One is mnde out for tracts
52 and 53;the other,for tracts 70 and 66. If you take on* of
these p ,ln pf tracts,please fill out the contre in ink,aiuin it
and have it witnessed* Ohen raisee the other and fill it out ,
sign it etc, the same as the first. Then send both with as mucl
money as you can spareto Lreasurer Claxton ,lunsey Trust Co.
VaHshiLngton,D.C.,with instructions to him to deliver c.sh to me
when I have finished filling out the contract and mailed the sanm
in his presenc's to you.

Please act as promptly as may be, for i want to start
to florida soon.

Very truly yours,






LOCrN BUI LDIG,
K'l', --. ANSAS CITY, MO. SA S riM :-
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GE. EErIE WASHINGTON, 0. C. OFFICE!
TELEPHONE MA T 42 LEPONE
RANDOLPH 1773



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,A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.,

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

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

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

"14 h i Dr. 0. M. Muncaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
S.. B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher.
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.,
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', ~, place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
,.;-'-ducing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
*_! .and we can refer you to numbers of others.

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fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly.monotony of government








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Washington, D.C., November 13, 1913,


Dear Lawrence:-

We have yours of the 4th. Mama sent her answer and

here goes mine.

We are mighty glad to know things are going so well

with you and that you are well. We are wild to hear that

that plow is succeeding. Write me as quickly as you can

on that. I thought you had the saw grass cutter before

leaving here.

I hope the sign will be up soon and all right.

Mr. Phinney sent me the blue prints yesterday of the

plats he has filed in West Palm Beach. I have paid for

the filing and have receipt. One of Phinney's men whom

I have never heard of wrote me Monday that if he did not

get his money that day he would put a laborer's lien on

Okeelanta Addition. I was considerably annoyed, but wired

the bank to pay any laborer's checks, Mr. Phinney says

he has been sick again, hence delayed. Will pay all

bills.

If convenient,send a gallon or two of marl by parcels

post. Am not sure whether I can use it.

Have written Mr. Lunmark twice for his bill. He is

a little vague in money matters.

Is the land East of the canal tpo wet for avacadoes?

Mr. Weaver would like to have some planted otherwise. I


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should be glad to get some showy stuff to growing on the

canal bank soon.

Should also like photographs of all objects of

interest at Okeelanta. The Lauderdale telephone man

talked as though he would do some picture work for us

gratis,

Don't fail to send me all possible news. Ring in

something often about the Tampa to Lauderdale railroad,

the Palm Beach to Okeelanta auto road, the telephone

line from Lauderdale to Okeelanta and Rita, etc. I can

use these in my stories in the Florida papers which go

out all over the country, but I must have an Okeelanta

peg to hang them on. Do you see how the Florida papers

are writing you up? I am getting fine stories in the

Lauderdale Herald, Palm Beach Post and Lakeworth Herald.

It's beginning to help already on the Chicago business.

Rehm is sending in two ten-acre cash sales. He says,

"A Mr. Ed. Cooper from Naperville (Rehm's town) is farming

just a little West of the hotel and he is highly pleased

with the 'Glade country. His letters are stirring things

up in this town. Many Chicago men have recently been to

the 'Glades and all have brought back a good report."

Should be glad if you could get in touch with Cooper.

Please mention dates of letters from here which you

receive so we can keep track. Hama says don't let the

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for a Christmas present -- overcoat and ear muffs, I

guess.

Ingram was over to dinner last Sunday. I saw Mr.

Weaver this afternoon. He wanted to know all about you.

Mr. Stuhrmann of tract 19 called this evening for news

and was much pleased. The crowd are hungry for news.

Be sure to furnish it.

Don't stay out too late nights nor spend too much

time under the electric lights.

I send clipping regarding demand for potatoes. Hope

you will help supply it. Bdst regards to all the boys.

I shall be glad to hear from all of them. I am handling

a regular news bureau now and can use lots of stuff and

a variety of it. The Lakeworth Herald wants a mon oly

of it.

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L'r. J. E. Anderaon, of T'in 'nlls, Id-,o,

wrote ri kon the 23d ults, saying:

"I represent few )eoplm vwhbto fre inter-
eatedl in ,loci;. i v<*rflade 1-.id, and i*ah to f.k
oonrcrnin!: thie lnd you advertize... Cur norty de-
sire at ltP.st one hundred tior e In lIwp, or ten
ten-aore tr~ets adjoining."

He then nake some questions. I an*'rvered

him fully on .!', 2thi but, thus ftar, hvie not

heard frora him. It is nomfwb'ie you know I r. ',,ndr-

cof. H; relliz"d til. t a irsa co'f this size, to a

group of pnote we would not ~F1 rinyt:rh'i.icn like

this amount to a sin.j:ls individual In well *"orth

nutting t.rough. It h'sX occurred to r.e that, kno'.-

ing as i8uoh no you do of whit. henv- been and anu

still trying to do to rake the Glade 'ir;.-itable,

arid enable buyers to realize on their investments.

you right be in position to say a word t'at would
decide affinrra-
help Mr. Anderson and i.hi friends dcid affi
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will send you. I think it makes quite evident the

faot th&t our Fruitcrent proposition leaves every

rival hopelessly in the rear, because, unlike the
Land Company propositions, it is designed especial-

ly to benefit the buyers and not someone else.

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KANSAS CITYMO. .,aIeI .,rEiAN :
PHILIP S.DELANY,
HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V.W.HELM
R.M. PRICE,
WILLIS P. HUNGER.

'LAND SALES COMPANY

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TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
IMAJESTTC BUILDING
GI-L CAG O

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C-ENERLA. A,,e t c R iME OURAY BUILDING
C AN LAD 809 G STREET. N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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November 14, 1914.


Mr. P. P. O'Rourke Jr.,

3 517 So. Sacramento Blvd.,

Chicago, Illinoie.


Dear Sir:


I am enclosing herewith literature rela-

tive to the Fruitcrest plan. A ner booklet, now in

press, will be sent you on its appearranoe.


Enclosed find list of available tracts.

It would be vlise, if interested, for you to make

your selection soon.


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TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
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C-cCR L.. Ae-a c 1IE OURAY BUILDING
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TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government







FRUITCREST (FLORIDA) ASSOCIATION
TELEPI`NE, THOMAS E. WILL. MANAGER MUTUALISM
MAIN 1555 VERSUS
MARLOW BUILDING. 811 E STREET N. W. COMMERCIALISM
WASHINGTON, D. C.

Nov.17,1914.

My dear Lawrence,
I'm on the qui vive to learn whether Wiena's machines
aresucceAding. If they are, that will lift a load off
my mind. I don't want to be under the necessity of buy-
ing expensive mshinery yet, if I can hire it at q reason-
able rate*

I wrote you that if his machines are o.k..to hire him
to plov up land for me just south of you. Would pay $6.00
per acre-- the price Holland named me-- or more,on a small
tract. To get 10 acres in shape,Iwould4p y $10.00 per
acre' Don't bid the price up against me,tho, Try to get
a good figure if possible.

I think we ought to put ina lot of potatoes right away.
If yoccacn get the. land above mentioned broken up, and can
hire help to put in to potatoes, go ahead. I have the money
reqdy,but have not cared to send any till I could learn
that the machines are o.k.

It's like pulling teeth to get away. There are so
manj things that need attention here. Just now, I'Mput-
ting thru the press a new Frutbrest booklet that is
away ahead of anything I have ever published on the sub-
ject before. It should be out by at. or Monday.

I thjnk I shall have to divide my time between your
camp and auderdale* I must sell some land to get t e
necessary funds. Then I must do some farming. Rightly
handled, this shalld bring some mon ~y too. I expect to
hire some help-- negroes, I suppose. Uallard had some the
there.
While I am away, I should like to aye you boss my job. ~
At the same time, I don't want to interTer~ 'v.h .the. -'"
ments you have wilb Dick. We've got to cooperatel'9 go -
deal, and should find a fair basis for doing so. If
the tractor works, I don't want you boys to be wasting
your lives breaking land by hand, and shouldd expect to
see that all your breaking in future was done by machines,
and that you got allRthe land you could handlee when brok-
en in that way. Again, I may put ina little overhead ir-
rigation olant guidee yourtjraft, or on it. If beside it,
I should not think of you being deprived of the benefits
of it. So there are some of thr contributions I may
mrke. On theother hand,I can not give all my time to
working on the land, for the areas ns stated.

It has occurred to me that, if you gave partnership
time to looking aftermy work, I might even things up,for
examDle, by hiring help to take your place on your tracts,
counting the helps time as worth such a fraction of your
time as experience might show to be fair.


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FRUITCREST LOCATION


ON SECTION 27, (below).


OKEELANTA ADDITION
(Section 35, below) Adjoins Okeelanta and covers with Fruitcrest.
Its 98 tracts are surveyed and staked. A 25-foot canal and road are
being constructed along the south border. The "OkeelantaPioneers"
are farming on this section.


AT THE HUB


FRUITCREST FACILITIES
AS TO
I. TRANSPORTATION: (1,1, and 12) Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway; connecting, by rail, with (2) Sanford-to-Jacksonville Boatline. (3) Florida
East Coast Ry. Extension, to F. E. C. Main Line. (4) St. Lucie Canal (proposed.) (5) Jupiter-to-Okeechobee Highway. (6) West Palm Beach Canal (begun.) (7) Palm
Beach-Okeelanta-Ft. Myers Highway (begun.) -(7a) Township Line Canal (begun; bordering Okeelanta Addition.) (8) Hillsborough Canal. (9) Miami Canal.
(10) Caloosahatchee River, connecting with the (11) Atlantic Coast Line Ry. to Jacksonville. (12) North New River Canal, connecting with the (13) Florida East Coast
Ry. and the (14) Inter-Coastal-Miami-to-Jacksonville Waterway. (15) Tampa, Atlantic and Gulf Ry. (surveyed) to connect with ocean steam ship lines on (16) East
Coast, to Nassau and, later, to World Ports; and, on (17) West Coast, to New Orleans, Havana, Key West and New York. (18) Atlantic, Okeechobee and Gulf Ry.
II. COMMUNICATION: (12 and 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale, Okeelanta, Rita and Ft. Myers. (19) Lauderdale Okeelanta- Ft. Myers
Telephone (partially constructed.)


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Again, if I brought in the improvements mentioned abouve-
plows,irrigation,etc.--the vnlue of those to the partners
might be taken into account in settling for time you gave me.

I shall beglad to have you talk this over with Dick,and
see what seems to be best*

I hate to see any line drawn between our work at all.
At the sane time, ypu have yor partnership arrangement with
Dick; in addition, I must do all 1 can for the "ruitcrest
Assn.-- the one live Everglades or,;nizntion,with funds and
a future.

All well at home.

Best "er rds to all.

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1330 G Street, N.E.,
Washington, D.C., Nov. 18, 1913.



Dear Lawrence:-

Your letter of 11/11 reached here 11/13 at 8 a.m.
We were all mighty glad to hear from you. I guess your party
VItre not planning for arctic explorations. We had a cold snap
too, but it's all over and the weather's fine. I sent you
yesterday copy of latest news story. Glad to get all possible
points. Am especially anxious to know that that plow is a
coftlete success. Tell me when you can.

When you see you must have more money, try to give
us due notice. I am making a big effort to get enough money
together to pay the State for another of those Eighties in 35,
the S.E. and S.W. ChScgo business has been very slow for a
good while and Lunmark has never made a sale. I paid Lunmark
$15 to-day for inspecting the survey. Have not settled with
him regarding boat trip or sign. I authorized the bank to
honor Phinney's checks for labor. Phinney explained his delay
pretty well. Want to hear from Butler that plat is O.K. and
then finish paying Phinney.

I certainly hope your potatoes can be planted before
seed spoils. Glad you got the sign up. I guess I owe you $15
on that, don't I? Shall be glad to see Kerr's pictures. Hope
films may be well developed. Buckingham got out a good many
pictures of a pretty poor quality and worked them off on Bowen
and thus indirectly on me for a good deal more than many of
them were worth. I don't want to repeat this experience with
Okeelanta pictures.

Glad you found so much dry land. Such news is en-
couraging all over the country. .

Please locate Dowell on enclosed map; also any other
settlers not there. Am sending writing paper and envelopes;
also a few H.B. letter-heads. Enclosed find list of buyers.

Shall try to look up law on hundred foot strip. I
think you run no risk in cultivating it temporarily, though
you might in planting it in trees.

Now as to land for Mr. Kerr. This is a hard propo-
sition. Barring tracts 47-8 and 93-4, I have no paid-for, and
unsold land to sell in 35 except the N.E. Sight in the S.ta-lf;
that is, 51-4 and 59-66. Of this I have sold 53 to La Place.
Further, Ir.Hoffman must have from 7 to 10 acres there and


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Marian says she must have.some (Indeed I do and so does Dick).
Now you know I have sold Mr. Hoffman 80 acres for cash and,
aside from the plot above mentioned, none of this has been
located. I am having a desperate time getting together enough
money to pay for either of the south 80's. If I shouldn't get
either I should have to let him have his money's worth in the
said N.E. 80 of the S. half.

What I want is to borrow,to pay for one of those S.
Eighties, and then hold most of the land for an advance. I
can borrow on District real estate, and secure the owner of the
District real estate with a *or.,gage on the canal land or with
the public utilities bonds I have, and will give him a plot of
ground as pay for his accommodation. Now if Mr. Kerr has any
friends here owning District real estate who can help me make
this turn, I shall be glad to let him in on a piece of ground.
However, if I part with any of the N.E. 80 now, it ought to be
for money; in fact, for cash, to help in buying the South
quarter section. There is the situation. Now if you an help
solve it it may be a good thing all round. V.4

Regards to all the "pioneers", and take good care of
yourself.

As ever yours.

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Washington, D. C., Nov. 22, 1913.



Mr. Lawrence E. Will,
Box 711, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida.

Dear Lawrence:

We were delighted to get your letter of the 18th.
Mamma has replied. Enclosed find copy of story I am sending
herewith. Glad you are getting the plow underway. Suppose,
for breaking purposes, a heavier one should be made; but that
this will be fine for all later cropping.

Enclosed find check for $20 to pay for sign and trans-
portation. 40 cts. per cwt. looks pretty steep, Will you
have to pay that on all your freight back and forth?

Phinney is right and Lunmark wrong on the width of strip
from canal center to limit of state reservation. LMy notes, taken
in office of State Engineer at Tallahassee, last February, show
that total width of canal, plus both reservations,for North hew
River Canal is 260'. That squares with Phinney's figures.

Have paid Phinney and hope he is settling with all his
men and other creditors. Thanks for the marl, received today.

:Tighty sorry Bolles has ousted, the Rita people. Wonder
where they are going? Clipping shows what Grand Jury in K. C.
is doing to him.

Will bring matter of Lunmark'shouse tent before friends
here. They may want to use it there.

Use your judgment about planting stuff on canal bank.
Should be mighty glad if some of your improvement work could go
into land we are going to keep, tract 6 for example.

Will ask Lakeworth Herald to send you papers. Don't
know what they will do. Will also try to get a line on Grocery
prices. Should be mighty glad if small store and hotel could be
started there and made self-supporting.

Our Homebuilders meeting comes next Tonday night. It
will be bjrs. McCullough's last with us. She starts Dec. 1st. for
Lakeworth, and may be expected to write lots of good tufff for the
Lakeworth Herald.

We have been having summer here for the last few days.
I should think you would want a Washington paper in th colony.

will Am glad things are going so well with .. Am hoping
you/all keep in good shape and write often.

As ever Yours,
Yours ,












November 23, 1914.


Mr. S. H. .qimberly,

1807 Hammond St.,

Chicago, Ill.

Dear Sir:

On Uarch 4, 1910 you wrote me, indicating your inter-

est in my plan for settling and developing the Everglades. I

have gotten things well along now. I am enclosing a copy of

my Booklet, just out, indicating a line of work that should ef-

foot a beneficent revolution in that region. I should be

glad to know how it, impresses you when you have road it.

Very truly yours,






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TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better.' I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy,, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
oreasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

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

"wnd we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly m tootony of government


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INDUSTRIAL ARTS AND EXPOSITIONS
ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR TRAFFIC



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/ November 25th, 1914.




Mr. Thomas F. Will,
Washington,
D.C.

My dear Mr. Will:

Yours of the 14th has been

received, and I have just had a talk with

Mr. Anderson of this City. I do not think

you can interest him in the matter. He already

owns land there which he contemplates improv-

ing, in connection with some of his friends who

are interested in the matter.

I will return to Washington, D.C.,

about the 7th, and hope to have the pleasure

of meeting you soon after my arrival.

Sincerely friend,

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TELEPHONE. THOMAS E. WILL, MANAGER MUTUALISM
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MAIN 1555 MARLOW BUILDING. 81 E STREET N. W. COMMERALISM
COMMERCIALISM
WASHINGTON, D. C.
November 27,1914.




Mr. L. E. Will,

Box 711,

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

My dear Lawrence:-

Your mQther has just phoned me re,~-rding your last

letter, while we had another from you two or three days ago. I can
understand perfectly how you feel. You have been doing magnificent
work and getting ready to do still larger things, and now you have
struck a set back that looks pretty rough.

Now don't get discouraged over this. As I see, its
the same' thing you had last year, and that other people had at Davie
three years ago, except that they also had an overflow, vhicle the
Engineer's report shows that we need never fear this.

Now the mere fact that we have a frost there oc-
casionally must not discourage us. They have those practically all over
the United States, with the difference that, in most other places, they
have. them all winter long, while we have them only once in a while--
so rarely that we imaginewe never will have one.

If we can cultivate land clear up to Alaska, we.
surely can cultivate where you are. The point simply is that we must
adapt ourselves to our surroundings. I had proposed to assume the
coming of 9 frost this winter, and govern myself accordingly.

,,- hOpe to Cet sv'ay next week, and had intended to
visit the, Br t' s ~place p .rom :inmi, and the Davie Farm, to learn
what they can teach me regn-rdi hog raising and feeding. I am sure
they have some forms of hog feed that are imune from frost. With these
we.can go right ahead. I am planning to break up a tract, if the
tractor x there will do, and if it will not, to find one that will.
Then I want to plant the type of food above mentioned and, when con-
ditions are ready, put in the hogs, fatten them there, ship them by
water to the east coast towns, and sell them at war prices.

Then there are your Bermuda onions. I understand they
are frost-proOf.

If you think I ought to come directly to your place be-
fore visiting the places mentioned, write me in duplicate at Lauderdale
and here. However, it seems to me I ought to bring up such information
to you as I can get at the places mentioned.


My Fruitcrest tracts are selling nicely. Have just


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FRUITCREST LOCATION


ON SECTION 27, (below)


OKEELANTA ADDITION
(Section 35, below) Adjoins Okeelanta and corners with Fruitcrest.
Its 98 tracts are surveyed and staked. A 25-foot canal and road are
being constructed along the south border. The "OkeelantaPioneers"
are farming on this section.


AT THE HUB


FRUITCREST FACILITIES *
AS TO
I. TRANSPORTATION: (1,1, and 12) Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway; connecting, by rail, with (2) Sanlord-to-Jacksonville Boatline. (3) Florida
East Coast Ry. Extension, to F. E. C. Main Line. (4) St, Lucie Canal (proposed.) (5) Jupiter-to-Okeechobee Highway. (6) West Palm Beach Canal (begun.) (7) Palm
Beach-Okeelanta-Ft. Myers Highway (begun.) .(7a) Township Line Canal (begun; bordering Okeelanta Addition.) (8) Hillsborough Canal. (9) Miami Canal.
(10) Caloosahatchee River, connecting with the (11) Atlantic Coast Line Ry. to Jacksonville. (12) North New River Canal, connecting with the (13) Florida East Coast
Ry. and the (14) Inter-Coastal-Miami-to-Jacksonville Waterway. (15) Tampa, Atlantic and Gulf Ry. (surveyed) to connect with ocean steam ship lines on (16) East
Coast, to Nassau and, later, to World Ports; and, on (17) West Coast, to New Orleans, Havana, Key West and New York. (18) Atlantic, Okeechobee and Gulf Ry.
II. COMMUNICATION: (12 and 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale, Okeelanta, Rita and Ft. Myers. (19) Lauderdale -Okeelanta- Ft. Myers
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sold a 'No. I for cash. A few days ago I sold a No. V for cash. A
Michigan man wants two of No. I for cash. In addition, I am putting
through the batch of loan papers today which will being in a snug sum,
and put me in pretty good shape to start things off right.

I have been anxious to learn whether Wiegman's plow is
alright. He thinks it is, except that he wants to put on some improve-
ment. I am anxious to leann that he has or is about to get a com-
bination that will answer our purpose, and save our getting something
ourselves.

I under-tand 1r. and Mrs. Titlow will visit us this
evening. They plan to start for Florida soon.

Now keep up your courage; and when I get down we will go
all over things and see if we can't start on a basis that will be a
sure winner.

With best regards to all the others, I am as ever,

Your loving father,


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Hon. "'. Fl ornin,

Union Trust :31g.,

City.

My dear Judire Tlerw.in:-
I ;uone to 'r!t away for Floridn. next week.
I want to pse'. you firat. I am ending a "uc'r.y~e frursery C'tr:.lj.
See nr-e 10 for fir:ur.R on cost of Grrv1 YFruit groves.

I Thope 'you liked our nevw booklet. I'Loie
are enthusiastic over it, and it is maki-i'- sales.

enclosed find cony of letter I arT v'riLing
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KANSAS CITYMO. nrnmecon
PHILIP S.DELANY.
HENRY 0 RALSTN,
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R. M PRICE,
WILLIS P. MUNOER.


LAND SALES COMPANY
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1IrAJEESTIC B3tILDIING.
CHICAGO .

SC HOWE, WASHINOTON, D. C. OFFICE:
cZc5- A..e'.' *c 'HE OURAY BUILDING
CCP a STREET. N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded W-shington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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RANDOLPH /773
I~IMAJESTIC B3TLDING .
CHI CAGO

E C HOWE. WASHINOTON, D. C. OFFICE
SGENEr A,, AGE IT 'OR THE OURAY BUILDING
C-OMFAN 5 La B. 809 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over-1500 acres on my report. I resigned
:' | from the I. C. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
l- every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

?:' Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
F, plVace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
iong point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
.d we can refer you to numbers of others.

"t.' --. .... My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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November 28,1914.







Mr. Theo Olen,

1133--Chestnut St.,

St. Louis, .'o.

Dear Sir:-

On October 29th I answered your letter of th~e 26th, Now,

I am sending you our new Fruitcrest booklet which is -rousing much

interest. I had hop,:d you would be able to get in -',th us Before this.

Our holdings -re going.

Very truly yours,






LONO BUILDING,
KANSAS CITY, MO,
S au c. rry o PHILIP S E L
ENRY 0 R N .
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WILLIS P. MLNOE,.


"AN 1&SAhESW.6I.,PAYW9
....M Pr.iCE



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TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
MAJESTIC BUIILDING-
^ l CCHICAGO

E C. HOWE. wa- ...a rr..D. C. OrFFICE
GE .CL AC-e,.T .rom IHE OURAY BUILDING
COMPANY. r LSaDN 809 9 STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aor3s of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. 0. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Iishington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, 4D. ., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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November 278,1914.




Mr. Chas. odd,

c/o Knowles D.G.Co.,

'ontgomery, Ala.

Dear Sir:-

On October 29th I rvm :"ired your .l qut for information.

Now, I am sending yoli our n ';w 'ruitcrs-t booQ;l.-t vhich is nrcelaing

much interest. I hope you ?,ry likc it.

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KANSAS CITYMO. IpLIrI L
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RANDOLPH 1773
'IVAJE STIC BUILDING
CHICAG O

E C HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE:
GENEa'L A. E.. FCc 'HE OURAY BUILDING
.Co.". s LA BOB S STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our j
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better,than follow their
example.

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government














November 28,1914.


Mr. A.J. 'hrniaker,

General Delivery,

Toledo, Ohio.

Dear 3ir:-

Replying to your inquiry of the 16th init., I sent you

some of' our Sruitcr-st literature. I mi now sendi- yu, cur lu.te t

booklet ju 't out. This will rianke clern-er the extraord npry

car--cter of our pro'osioition. Our tr:tF ar" :oinr~. should you

wiant one, you would do wll to opply at once.

Very trl.l Jourl,


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L_ ONG BUILDIGIO,
ANSAS CITY, MO. oPHILIP SDEATN
-- ,PHILIP S.DELANY,
HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V. W. HELM,




LAN SALES COMPANY
S(NCORPORATED)
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH /773
-ZT MAJESTIC BUILDINGr
CHIMCAGr O

E C HOWE, WASHINGTON. D. C. OFFICE
cGE0Ec.. A e. W C E, -E OURAY BUILDING
CoMpA. A L"Nc 809 a STREET. N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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Tr. .. .S. Stark,

Freeport, Illinois.

Deer Sir:-

I wrote you on the 14th, and am now sending you n

cony of our book'lt. Thi v mn'.k5: clear the uunuus1 char.arctr of

our nroocsition. re h-ve h-d auxerience in the Glpdes. ",'e know

very -1ill lthnit it r-anl: to to ttmt to -ioneer thi'r on the indivi-

dual plIn. It is very liable to lead to dina.ppointmrntrs .nd ex-

Densive fiilurvs3. The collective p 3l'n i3 t!e only thing.

If you like it -e sro-;ld be glnad to have you come in

to the .Fruitcr3est Asgooiqtion. Our trn cts re ?cin,- f's.t and

your selection should be) ,"iade soon.

Very truly yours,






LOND BuILD INO,
.. NSk A ClTY, MO. *xDI. CrORn I
S' PHILIP E OELANY,
IP VICK I.SIO.ENT
HENRY 0. RALBTON
V.W. HELM,
aR MV PRICE,T.

W S C O .A A 0 . .CR .




k-( INCORPORATED)
re TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
VMAJ ESTIC BUDTILDIN{GC
CHI GCHICAG O

E C HOWE. WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE:
Ge,-ERA.. ACr,.T FC THE OURAY BUILDING
C ." N C LAmDs BOB G STREET, N. W
TEaLEPONa MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1600 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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November 28,1914.'


Mr. J. Forsythe Smith,

Look Box 184,

Miles City, Montana.

Dear Sir:-

On October 22nd I answered your request for inform- tion.

Now, I am sending you o-ur n er Prnlitroqat booklet which i" arouQl'irii

much interest. I hope yo' rmny 2ike it.


Very truly yo'rs,


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DIRE C'XORMt i
PHILIP S.DELANY,
HENRY G. RALSOTON .
I VIt PReIalENT.
V. W. HELM,
*.* .VIOC PRCSIOKnT.
R.M. PRICE,
BCY. A TMnEASUnE
WILLIS P. MUNOER.


LAND SA LES COMPANY
(INCORPORATED)
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
1AIJESTIC 3 BUILDING
CHICAGO


WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE;
OURAY BUILDING
809 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260


A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
I wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. 0. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

. ,.. Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
-.Place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
S uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries:
'nd we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government

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HI. rry C. Smith,

U.S. Nnginner's Office,

Chattanooqg, Tenn.

Dear Sir:-

Yours of the 25th ,t.hand. I Pm sending copy of book-

let setting forth our plan --the rmot extraordinary ever offered

in the Everglades. The holdings are going faot. If you desire

one you 'would do 'ell to -- ply ,t once.
Very truly you'- ,


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_-- KANSAS CITY,MO. [XuRicr[One.
PHILIP S.DELANY,
,. / HENRY 0. RALSTON, j
V.W. HELM
RfM" ...PRICE .
W' .WILLIS P. MUNOER,



e (INCORPORATED)
TELEPHONE
_| ^RANDOLPH 1773
-. NIAJE1ESTIC BUILDING
CHI CAGO

SC. HOWE, WASHINTON. D. C. OFFICE:
GLNEA.La AcE T -C 1RHE OURAY BUILDING
Com'r N 5 L~ID. 809 Q STREET. N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
faot that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government










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Mfr. ?.?. O'lourks, Jr.,

.17--3o. 'ncr'1 en to 'Blvd ,



1) c-:- Srir.: -

Rmplying to your 'inqui-y of tho 1th inst., I svrit you

r., olg i 7n
.9oneof u-Yr, itcr l'it~r + u~ 1 roy ndn-You our, late 3t

UoGoClet ju if ou Yh.1.3 'I!1i 1:. m-7 ci 6n'rpr t r n: oYrdinn-'

"Mi~fctf ofi ni p~"~~ica d 0u'Olv t r,1 t3 a,* -v -. ,Oho!iltd you

ivan t bn, yo jc- :Ld i0o 6 to rli~ a' oc.

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l_^ 'HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V.W. HELM
,- "R.M PRICE,
%Tffl\ -V. k l'. WILLI P MUNGER.






IAJE, 'STIC B13TrUTDING
C HI CAG O

E C HOWE. WAsHImTON. D.C., OFFICE
iGenENCAL C AGET FR uIe OURAY BUILDING
V Cow v S L-.,, 809 G STREET, N. W.
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
i^ Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
", oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
", state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
S6,. are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
V" .'plaoe for a home, from a olimatio standpoint, from an income pro-
during point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
,'and we can refer you to numbers of others.

.T '- My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government













November 28,1914.










/ r. Chester A. ",ebll,

Lyrr., 'rse.

Derr. Sir:-

TRNplir.c to yoor inquiry of the 10th ult,, I sent yoo

some of our Fruitor,3t litrture. I n now ,i endin,- you oir latest

booklet just -out. i T~i 'il- ne r'olerrt" the rtrv ordinary

character of our proos;itio::j. Our trnotO nI:'e 31oi';.. oiho!id you

want oie, -,?"u 1.o-l! do .ell to -;r.nly nt onoe.






LONG BUIILDINO, 1 O
SH E. wsKoANSAS CITY, MO.OFF
S ,/, *, PHILIP S D LA my




GEN A.. A.r.. OURAY BU DING





Co. LaNe 0 W 0 L ST T N. MUNGER.
TPHONMAIN42) TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773

indBM',- ^ ^ I--II CAG 0


C. HOWE. WSASINGTON, D. C. OFFICE:
mA,--,T Or;;, I-E ouRAY BUILDING
COMCr,. 5 LA ,DI 809 g STREET, N. W
T EL EPHON E M AIN 4260




A year ago,last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

,,sk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
i.Tlace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
ucing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
d we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government

























A.;tr. John A. IcCormack,

202--'"est 2rnd St.,

University Place,

K ebr@-kl.

Dear Sir:-

On October 1'2Ird I annwered -s- reqtqe-t for i"fo' -n.tion.

Now, I --" ce-nding you our new pruitocr- t booklet hic~ 1i lron.ing

much irterreit. I ho-F you r.y lilr' it.


Ivory tr,2l' yo r -,


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EL CEH
R wLLIS PN MUN0H


P"l[A. JSTIC Sl ES rDING
OW ..V^& INCORPORATEoD)
E" rELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773


CHI C.AG O

r C HOWE. VAIr-.r.io. D C O ,.,ce
GNERA, AGEc'.. v -E, OuLRAv BuILDING
Co.rEa s LACs 80B G STREET N r
VTk.P-O-p l M-A' 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bu.ght 100 acres of it.

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

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that. if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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TMr. E.D. landerson,

609--42nd St.,

Rock slelnd, Ill.

Dear 3ir:-

Zen'yinr to ,;;ur inquiry of t;e2 14tlh ult., IJ ent you

some of our Fruitcr-st lit;ernlu:,~. I an nor' sending youour lat-

est booklet just out. 'hin o il' i mike clearer tki: r':ti.:ordinary

character of our prooo ittion. Our trnct'. are ;o)in-. shouldd you

vant one, you ,o'l1d do -ell to ,;ly nat once.

Very trily yonrs,






















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LONG BuILDING,
K ANSAS CITY, MO. 'xI.n
SPHILIP 9 DE L
HENRY 0 RAL.





S" lyl ANJ SALES f 'OMPAw
INCORPORATED)
TELEPHONE
-R RANDOLPH 1773
Ily MAJESTIC BUILDING
CHI CAGO



TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while empLpyed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

Ask them wnat they think of EVerglades lands as an investment, as a
place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
ducing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
id we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly .monotony of government














November 28,1914.








, r. Henry Steele,

343--"E. 5rd St.,

Cincinnati, Ohio.

My dear Sir:.-

Youro of t-e 25.h at haind I am sendiLng cony of book-

let setting forth our plin--the most extraordinary everyoffered

in the Everglades. The holdings are goinr fast. If you deqir,

one you would do well to ipply at once.

Very truly yours,


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LONG BUILDING, I
KANSAS CITY, MO numjcroness
SANSAS .CITY M O. PHILIP S.DELANY,
,' C W A S lN S T NCDsoIN T .
HENRY G. RALSTON.
V. W. HELM.
So rR. M. SPRICEn



creasing ncome as hecyearsmolled by
LAAN SA. BS OPAY
(INCORPORATED)
RANDOLPH 1773
SMVAJESTIC B UTLDING

urCH CAGO

'E C HOWE. WASHINGTON, D. dC. OrFICEt
GCLE.CqA. AG .' -CA -- OURAY BUILDING
Cornfrm, th L E.O 80G9 S TREET. N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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Mr. ". B. Hillins-,
174---7. Court St.,
Kankskee, Ill.

Yy dear ir:-

As I e-cplained in ::I letter of the 30th, vwe are not

prepared to :nrake e:ochn-les3. Ilo-ever, we hnve a nlr.n for settlement

and development, as made clearer in our new book just out (copy en-

closed) which should go far to-'nrd redeeming the "'hole Glades situa-

tion now so b-dly botched oy the land corn-pnies. If Glades buyers

wbll get behind t-lias nd oush it will mrrn to theml inestimable sums.

rVry tr:ily yours,


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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the.years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

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

'' My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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Mr. S.C. Riahel,

Athens, Penna.

Dear Sir:-

On October 29th I -n3wered your requent for information.

Now, I am sendini- you our new Fruitcrest booklet which is arousing

much interest. I hope you realize how extr-ordinary prooonition

this is.


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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstat
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time whe
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, apple
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
.. who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
Scomes from it, that I straightway bought 100 aores of it.

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

Among those who have actually seen the Everglades may be name
"- the following:

." Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
L. :l B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. G.,

"' Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
."' ;'' place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
S. {i._ doing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries:
and we can refer you to numbers of others.
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fact that, if you'feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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F. F.A. Peterson,

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Bloominoton, Ills.

Dear Sir:-

1eplying to your inquiry of t"e 28th ult., 1 aent you

some of our F'riitcrest literntu,'n-. I1 n no-' sending y): our laten t

booklet just out. This will make clearer the extraordinary cbaract-

er of our proposition. Our tracts are going. hz ic'. d you wait one:,

you would do well to r3ouly at once.


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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

,.Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
"fvlace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
nuoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
d we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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Mr. S.W. Freemrmn,

: 139--North 3d st.,

ni-s ton,' Pa.

Depr Sir:-

ReDlyirit to your inquiry of the 11th ult., I sent you

some of our Fruitcrest literature. I am now .sending gyou our l-.t-

est booklet ju-t ont. This 11il ml
character of our proposition. Our tract!3 tre -oirg. 3 Iho-uld you

,want one, you would do ?ell to n,-ly at once.
Verv truly yours,




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COc ,AN LA.N 809 G STREET. N. W
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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

A-..,Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
w'Ylace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
!dTuoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries:
d we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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handed meA year ago last August, whfriene employed in the InterstateTreasury Department, who had ust re-
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handed ment that they bought over 1in he Treasury Department, who had usts ony report. I resigned
turned from the I. C. C. in Deember last to sell Everglades Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absene and inspected the Government servicwonderful Everglades region our
buyers. Hundreds of empresses have been sold in saw, and with what people
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142 are constantly buying. Shrewd, hareaded shington business men,D
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

Dr. O. M. Munoaster, The Rochambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S,.P. Compher,
.. 2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. G.,

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


















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L809 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy,, equable climate, with suffi-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1600 acres on my report. I resigned
i: from the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

Dr. 0. M. Mun-aster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
S-B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Oompher,
l e, 2142 P Street, N. W.; Washington, D. C.,

-d' Ssk them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as .a
;. ace for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
ucing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries:
d we can refer you to numbers of others.

,... My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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Mr. W.A. Greenwald,

' FrPlls City 3tate Bank,

Falls City, liebr.

My dear Yr. Greenwald;-

I remember distinctly our -cquaintance .t

Lauderdale last Yebru.ry, and your inter r-'t in our Fruitcreo3t nlrn.

I am sending you herewith our booklet just out. 'Th'ro'lh thle summer,

we gave ourselves largely to the study of development problems,

nracticklly ignoring sales. Now we .are sellingg gp;in, with good

success. Enclosed is o list of- available tracts.

'x-ierience acquired oince we met emphnZaises

the importance of combining capitals ind concentrating responsibility

if the best results are to be accomolished in the 'verclades. The

Robinso r Crusoe pl-n is largely di-3nml i failure.

I should be very .-g1d if you co ;ld coie in

with us and bring some of yo.ur friends. I hone to start for Lau-

derdale, next week where I may be addressed probably all winter.

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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1800 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

'.. Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
,, place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
1-uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
Zind we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government






























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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
:.place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
T^uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
7h nd we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government














November 28,1914.







Mr. R.L. KcCre-dy,

528--'. "Iorth Ave.,

Alleghpnr,, -enn-..

Dear Sir:-

I had hoped before this time it might be possible for

you to :-,:t in with us on yruitcr'.t. I ,am sending herewith our latest

booklet vhich }rings ou1 more clearly the extraordinary character

of our proposition qrnd is exciting much internist. Our tracts are going.

Can't you take one. "'e are getting a lot of our special kind of

people in.


Cordially yours.






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SKANSAS CITY,MO. PHILIP S. DL4y
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A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government














November 28,1914.





Er. D. *'. Pontions,
7125--'Ioodlawn Ave.,
Chicago, Ill.

?Ay dear Sir:-

Yours of h~ifober was answe red on the 30th. I

am now sending you copy our latest booklet making clearer the

extraordinary character of the Fruitorest pro-osition.

The tracts are going fa3t. If you want one you

would d do tell to n-ake a selection n.t once.
Very truly yours,





LONO BuL0DIN, H D3R0'O
-- ANSAS CITY, MO.
HENRY 0. RALSTON
V.W. HELM,
R R. M. PRICE,
. WILLIS P.MUNOER.


LAND L ^ S4!ES COMAP AY;-
SW. I' w (INCORPORATED)
SRANDOLPH /773
MWAJESTIC BU3tTLDIN&
CHI CA.G O

E C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE :
G.E .IL Ac.cE' *CA -IE OURAY BUILDING
COME' S L*ANc 809 G STREET. N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, While employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

.K. Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
-, place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
A4,ucing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries:
,;,and we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government













November 28,1914.






Mr. J.T. Prather,

Route #4,

Centrili., To.

Dear Sir:-

Renlying to your inquiry of the 21ot ult., I sent you

some of our ?Fr itor3t literature. I am now sendirg you our latest

booklet just out. This will n1 .- kce cleprer the .xtrnordinary character

of our proposition. Our trpcts are roing. Should you want one, you

would do well to apply at once.


Very truly yo irs,








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KANSAS CITYA MO PHILIPA S DLE




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C OWE. W O R.M.N. 0. C OPRIC,
GEcNE ... Ae!..T '- y .-I OURAY BUILDING
C, La N, 8,09 d STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
.-place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
nj-oing point of view. They iill be glad to answer your inquiries;
".'nd we can refer you to numbers of others.

S My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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FRUITCREST (FLORIDA) ASSOCIATION
THOMAS E. WILL. MANAGER
MARLOW BUILDING. 811 E STREET N. W.


TELEPHONE,
MAIN 1555


MUTUALISM
VERSUS
COMMERCIALISM


WASHINGTON, D. C.

Ebuember 1,1914.



Mr. L.E. Will,
Box 711--Ft.Lauderdale,
Florida.

My dear Lawrence:-

Its "11-20-26J". That's a string of figures easily
remembered and not easily forgotten. All the same, we will get there.

Its a little as though, on a fine day, a hawk had
swooped down from the blue, grabbed up the old hen's one chicken, and
soared away, leaving herestill with a fine day, but no chicken. 'We
have got to see to the hawk.

I enclose list r0 products. Please check up casualties
as they may appear now and bring or send them to me down to Lauderdale.

Your mother, Marion and I spent Sunday evening with
Mr. and r:-. Titlow. They leave Baltimore by boat on the 4th, reach
Lauderdale the 9th, and leave for your place on the llth. They did not
know about catching Tuesday and Friday boats. They are anxious both
you and Dick shall meet them at Lauderdale. I am hoping to be there
myself by that time. We should all go out to Davie, learn what we
can there, get my lumber, and then go up the Canal together.

I explained to Mr. Titlow about the overhead irrigation
We shall both probably see Mr. Campbell, the irrigation man, in Jack-
sonville, and get his latest. Mr. Titlow's knowledge of machines will
be valuable. He thinks a wind-mill with high water tower may be the
thing. I find in Seirs and Roebucg the following figures:
Minimum Maximum
Windmill $14.35 $34.95


Tower

Pump


13.95

4.75


Totals- - -$33.05


62.35


18.95


A Jannesville Gasolene pump costs from $180. to $550.-
some difference.

On the hog feeds, I have collected quite a list already
including chufas, the cassava, the artichoke, the mangelwurgel, turning
clovers and a lot of other things. Among these we will surely get the
right combination.


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$116.25


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ON SECTION 27, (below)





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OKEELANTA ADDITION
(Section 35, below) Adjoins Okeelanta and corners with Fruitcrest.
Its 98 tracts are surveyed and staked. A 25-foot canal and road are
being constructed along the south border. The "Okeelanta Pioneers"
are farming on this section.


FRUITCREST FACILITIES
AS TO
I. TRANSPORTATION: (1,1, and 12) Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway; connecting, by rail, with (2) Sanford-to-Jacksonville Boatline. (3) Florida
East Coast Ry. Extension, to F. E. C. Main Line. (4) St, Lucie Canal (proposed.) (5) Jupiter-to-Okeechobee Highway. (6) West Palm Beach Canal (begun.) (7) Palm
Beach-Okeelanta-Ft. Myers Highway (begun.) (7a) Township Line Canal (begun; bordering Okeelanta Addition.) (8) Hillsborough Canal. (9) Miami Canal.
(10) Caloosahatchee River, connecting with the (11) Atlantic Coast Line Ry. to Jacksonville. (12) North New River Canal, connecting with the (13) Florida East Coast
Ry. and the (14) Inter-Coastal-Miami-to-Jacksonville Waterway. (15) Tampa, Atlantic and Gulf Ry. (surveyed) to connect with ocean steam ship lines on (16) East
Coast, to Nassau and, later, to World Ports; and, on (17) West Coast, to New Orleans, Havana, Key West and New York. (18) Atlantic, Okeechobee and Gulf Ry.
II. COMMUNICATION: (12 and 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale. Okeelanta, Rita and Ft. Myers. (19) Lauderdale Okeelanta Ft. Myers
Telephone (partially constructed.)


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Your advice to be careful and avoid mistakes= rest
assured will not be ignored. This is exactly what I had been endeavor-
ing to do, and one reason why I have rnt been there sooner. I want to
be sure I am right before going ahead.

Wknand seems confident his machines will do the work,
though he wants to improve them.

I will xxturn Garland's sale proposition over to an
agent, and shall hope for results. Meanwhile, Fruitorest sales are mov-
ing. Since November 21 we have made two cash sales in class rand
one in cl,.ss I besides a time sale in class V. Another time sale in
V was made on November 7th and another on October 31. A cash sale
in V was made (closed out) October 9. I have a number of sales I am
confident I could make if I could give them the time.

Keep up your courage and we will all tackle the thing
together pretty soon, and win out.

With best regards to all,

Lovingly yours,


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december. 1,1914.





r. GeoT P. "hitney,

3hitney Cottnge,

Groton, as e.

My dear Sir:-

Your son, Mr. Alvin G. Whitney, has become much

interested in our Fritcrest Colony. At his request, I am sending

you herewith one of our booklets.

I am planning to start shortly for Florida to begin

the work of development there. I think your son will write you,

giving a little fuller idea as to the type of people who are be-

hind this proposition. In a word, we are bringing together a

.ody of people, for the most -art liberal in views, who plan to

establish at Fruitcrest, a center from which they may be indivi-

dually maintained and may make a demonstration of a better way of

living.

Should theybooklet interest you, I should bt glad to

correspond with you personally.


Very reseectfully yours,


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KAN SAS CITY, MO. PHILIP S. DELANY,
HENRY 0. RALSTON
SW HELMEPHONE
R. M. PRICE,





/INCORPORATED)
r RANDOLPH 1773
NTA.JE STI C IZ riTLDIN^i


C HOWE. WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE'
Gr I -aL Atrr 0Fo, T"HE OURAY BUILDING
.'. GCQ s Lanc. BOB G STREET. N. W
i ELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

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

A.k-- My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that. if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


P "I.- r -. . -. PENN.


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December 1,1914.




Y.. r. Wm. O'Neill,

Squaw Shoals, Ala.

Dear Sir:-

Yours of the 29th ult., at hand. I am sending here-

with one four Fruitcrest Booklets. In it, and on back of

letter-head you will find the inforn-rtion you desire, and much

more. Twenty-five percent of the tract has been sold for spot

cash; other tracts, on time. If interested, I should be glnd

to hear fnnther from you.


Very truly yours,







KANSAS CITY MO. PHILIP S OELANY.

V.W. HELM,






, (I INCORPORATED)
RANDOLPH 1773
v-IAJ,-ESTIrC ]BIT-LDING
C(,HICAG O
E C HOWE. WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE;
GC aCoL A-cs, rG, TE OU RAY BUILDING
r O N coMA N809 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Si Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own-home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

Dr. 0. M. Muncaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
S2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.,

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government














December 1,1914.


Jr. I. larks,

8905--St. Clnir Ave.,

Clevelnnd, Ohio.

Dear Sir:-

Replying to yours of t'he 31st ult., 1 m

sending copy of our Fruitrcnt B-ookl et just out. In this

you will find set forth the only IvlrglyRde proonoaition

designed exprezaly for the buyer. ihe tr-icts are goin,- f-st.

If interested, you will do rell to n--ly t once.

Very tru.ly yours,


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-. LONG BuLLDlNO,
KANSAS CITYMO. DILISCOORA s
PHILIP e. DELANY,
HENRY 0. RALSTON
V W. HELM,
R.ESTM. PRICE



E~ s 0H IA







E C MOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICe:
G- -c-.. A.c.T .1 C .e OURAY BUILDING
Cc 809 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MATN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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

.,.Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
: place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
6uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
Psnd we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government












December 1,1914.


- Mr. Wm. %. Grassfield,

Cedar RaYids, Iowa.

Dear Sirz-

Replying to yours of the 25th, I am sending you one

of our F'ruitcrest booklets which should make our proposition

clear. Please observe that we re? not interested in a mere land

settlement proposition but in a plan for settlement and develop-

ment thatshould mean much to every investor. If interested, I

should be glad to hear from you.
Very truly yours,


.. Y -'-~- i.







LONG BUILDING, DI E ORI
KANSAS CITY, MO. PHLP D oA
It" HENRY 0 RALSTON.
V WV L 't
^^^" s II RM PRICE





INCORPORATED)
RANDOLPH 1773
-AIA AJESTIC 3 BUILDING
CHICAGO
E C HOWE. WASHINGTON. D. C OFFtCK
GENcEnA. A1E.- *n0 THE OURAY BUILDING
COMPANV 5 LANO 80913 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission,'the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. 0. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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J)ecernber 1,1914.










1950--Fruirice Avra.,

G~rsnri ~iihrfide3 Iich.,




Thlrough t}1e sur~nir neF workedr on de ilo-.rotnt probSlern5;

areas now sealiin. arm and our tractl3 ~re jRoing. It Fm enc~o'.in~

cony oi our: rie boo'ciLet. If' rin~teregotd, I .3iiio~1d' be l1d to

hlear fro:~) ygtn. rqtY~e! ~'ouril no rLP-t;4 w bE~t(:r. I 8tqrlt for(

Ploridn ahcrt~y.

Vtery tr~&ity o:'3'r',


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LONO BUIL.DINO. L It CrO R I
KANSAS CITY. MO. PHIILIP S DEL.NY
HENRY 0. RAL6STON,
V. W. HELM,
SR.M. PRICE,,
W LLI S P. MUNOER.



( INCORPORATED
.f1 "P TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
IrMAJE STIC B lTILDING
CHICAG O

C. HOWE. WASHINOTON, D. C., OFFICE
GENEhAL ACONr rF0cc I OURAY BUILDING
Company s Lan, 809 G STREET, N. W.
-iI TxLEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1800 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded WAshington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

,.,' My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government






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Mr.Thos E.Will,
8ll E Street N.W.,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Comrad':--

Your favor. of the 2t" ult with pamphlet and also your lettv
of Oct 23" duly received and to put the matter in short ,ieter, woui
say that the only thing that ::e'eps me out of the Fruitcrest
proposition is my financial position, as I have not a dollar
to spare for any investment whatever at tis time as my little
business has been very poor for several years past and prospects not
bright at this tite.
Were I aole to get out of it without sacrificing
most everything, and have a little left, I'd certainly join you
and I cannot see Why others with the sabe views who are buying
Fla lands have not tai;en up all your land long ere this--unless it
be that they do not .-now of it.
I have called the attention of several who ar'e interested
in Fla to thle plan -and if you wish I could give you the names
and addresses of FO or Lore who have oot Everglades thro my
efforts-most of em Socialists and some of whom might have
noney to go in with you?
Am trying to sill one of my tracts-20 acres in western
part of the Glades for F7'0. and if can will loo_ up what you
have remaining and get Ti..
SHave not yet loo-_%di.er the bcqg.ln t but will do so and
oring it to the attention of some already interested in Fla.
Shall be glad to rectivb any new printed matter as issued
f om time to time, that may .eep posted as to progress.
Than.ing you and wishing you success Iqm ain,
Fraternally,

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Mrs. Charles Osoar,

Ricknur Street,

Miami, Florida.

My dear Mrs. Oscar:

Last spring you wrote me for information regard

Ing Fruitorest, and I sent you such literature as we had.

Since then, our work has made great advances. Twenty-

seven per cent of our tract has been sold for cash, and

much of the remainder spoken for. I am now about to start

for Florida to push development.

I am enclosing herewith one of our new Fruit-

crest booklets, which I trust may interest you as much

as it does others. I any be addressed at Fort Lauder-

dale, Florida.


Very truly yours,







LONO BUILDIO, 0
KANSAS CITY, MO.


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A year ago last August, while employed in the Intersta
i, Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time wh,
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, appli
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what peeop:
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and go
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Toda
"l every Department in the Government service is represented among oui
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and other
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KXOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
Example.

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

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

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

Sf My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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Madison, Wis., Dec. 7, 1914.


Mr. Thomas E. 1/ill,

Marlow Bldg., 811 E. St. N. W.,

washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:

Have come across one of your pamphlets entitled
"Fruitcrest Florida," which contains some very interesting
reading. Being interested in Florida, I take the liberty
of asking you a few questions regarding your proposition:

Is it the idea of having the Board of Manage-
ment or the Central Management elQ~eed by the 100 owners
of the land to administer and spend the Common Capital
Fund, and in what way are these men sponsible to the
100 owners? .'ill the money spent by this board be v29Jd
upon _y the 100 owners before authority is given to so
spend it.

How much is it estimated to cost to clear the
land, build roads, lay out the settlement, erect build-
Sings, plant crops, to organize this community, as.men-
tioned on page 13?

If I might be allowed to criticize your plan, in
a friendly way, I would say that it seems too indefinite
von the face of it to convince a man of the nearness of any
profit from the money he has invested. There is no guar-
antee that dividends will be paid in the near future upon
any part of te proposition. This is the part which is
not clear to me. What dividends, for instance, will come
back to the 100 owners out o'f the Common Capital Fund.

Trusting you can give me a little further infor-
mation on the subject, and again assuring you of my int-
erest,I am

Yours very truly,


210 No. Hamilton St.,
Madison, Wis./