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Business Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2). Sept. 1, 1915 - Oct. 31, 1915
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Finding Guide: A Guide to the Thomas E. Will Papers
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Title: Business Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2). Sept. 1, 1915 - Oct. 31, 1915
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Subjects / Keywords: Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)
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Oct, '^'tU, 1015.
^■:X. C. A. Huff,
Cl-^yton, T'^ic)'.



;;inc<^ you ^--? intoro'^ted in Viouey




to ic-^rn tiin. h'>K.kwnont rro^n? K<^re very fin^^ly.

I n.n.ve t^-'o .rin,ll .->ntcVu,B, butuof ^^hich have done

noi'J in full llootf' Vhe

very
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ii\x-o<^'.'ctoT hf^id food.
X undortvbHUci, itiaKe;^
■Sincerely youT-,
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Oct. ?Ct>i, 1915.
"ir, '^nitRT ^rillxnger,
3416 Ruthven ;3t.,
-?ittny.x.y-'-, r-i.
Donr v.v, BrillIngor:-
\^ourrj of thrj lath ,1unt rodaived. I
shnKi bo i^iy to do T^y b(ji3t to .-ot yo..-^^ land
nnd tMat of •'•our friond^ unrter ciAltivution
a^ goon aa nraoticabla, 'ni:3 vvu:n.lno i^ not yet
finiahed. Fr. i^ollingor can tell you -bout it.

In hraakinf^ uii our ngotlon it i- much ^
n nhould run ntraiA'ht aorosif? the gection. Your
friends nViouSd keOTD Vxin iri r^ind. ^ur'yier oUe lAnd
T^ust ho novkml nx> and pemittod to rot do^n h^.ore
it can h.?oonfi ?rr,ur-mlly :>-oductivo. (.v-rlooKin-
this fnot rjiil lf?n.ci to .iinn-:n?ointri-nt9.

■ I ghall b'D ;:rl.'>d to B.olp yoi.x all I can.

• >incorely yoarr'.


^^^y^i/Mhys %p0y^0tffpaf(yr
QUOTATIONS ANDAGREEMENTS SUBJECT TO THE CONTINGENCIES
or TRANSPORTATION AND STRIKES OR UNAVOIDABLE ACCIDENTS '

AH-D DELAYS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

PLEASE ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COMPANY.

CABLE ADDRESS"PAPER"W.U.CODE
October 26th, 1915.
Mr, Thos, E, Will,
Okleeanta, Fla.

Dear Sir:-

Replying to your favor of the 22nd
regarding our shipment of Pamphlet cove^rs,
beg to advise when your order was received,
we noted you ordered 24 pamphlet covers aiid
we construed same to mean 24 sets. That is
binders board for top and bottom of each
tablet and we therefore shipped you 48
pieces. The price we charged you, namely
I2.5O, is a little less than we would
ordinarily get for this class of board,
cut to the sizes you desire. As a matter
of faot we would charge ordinarily at
least $1.50 for cutting the lot of board,
and as the difference in price of; the cost
of board and cutting, only amounted to
about 25 or 30{^, we thought best to fil^
your order rather than write for the small
difference. If you will refer to the
sizes' that you gave us, you will find there
were. 12 different sizes and necessitated^,
changing the gauge of our cutting machine
12 times.

We hope with these facts before you,
you will feel satisfied that the price we
charged youffor the board wasjxo-t excessive
.and that you will continue^xf favor us
with your valued orders^y^ -if^
Yours ve]^
T.AGH.
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jli3--;r!>i}rt. Pa. ^
Dear oir:*

L^.Rt v'in'.3r ^mn proLnhly quite v-n unuBual
o,ia> M5i-e. wis..^ lasi. ffoHt occurred A^iril 5tlu
iMioulu yy bo roponteu it -oula c^.tch t^eans ylnni
ad i!'8uruo.;L-y l^'t.
If T7e oo.n enosne the? front, I bc?li':^ve the
he-^n Toronoaltion r-y bo quito nuoc-rrnful. As you
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Cot. S(3th, 191!5.
V^T. Guy ■3ho3:rr;.'in,
y't. LaudordilQ, yia.

Bear f'^r. f5liorr.'nu:*

Thanics for y.vir letter of tho 2l8t. I v?ill
communicate the facto to the olninnnt, nnd let him
u'9e hia judfroment as to prododure. I landorstand h
is nr^cticnlly pei-?llof?f3.
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Yo^'rfj of tho ly c!i rocei'-'''^(i. -nclosed
fy.d Y<-iC(=-yt for :^;7/i.00, your firft ■payT'ieti.t on
hol'.iin,T; .n ixcibfST '.y?»
co-y/ of co'iyjr"'^'';,' " -^
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yr yoi.! v'ill ntmd '-o your
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O'.rr '-.ichino i h";',"^ .■>■*';cont'-.y >-s'-;-cbn'j.-sri r? br;ryy.' :^or convpyiTip- i f-
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W.A.STEE!
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ESIDENT.
LEE D. RAY, Vice-President.
R.H.RAY, Secy. S Treas.
HARVEY D.HATFIELD,
lERAL Manager.
Model ^
Reversible
Adjustable
$^0.00
MANUFACTURERS OF
THE MARTIN DITCHER & GRADER
OwEKSBORO,Kk, 10/26/15
ii?t.
Mr. Thos. E. Will,
Okeelanta,
Pla,

Dear Sir:

We have read very carefully your letter of July 24th,, a
copy of which you have sent us and the writer has also re-
viewed the various correspondence that we have had with
you.

It seems that a mistake was made in selling yoi^ this im-
plement, for we cannot assure its success when used with a
tractor because of the faot that the hitch cannot be properly
regulated.

This implement is intended to be used with, mules or horses
and other means of locomotion are not practical because the
pov;-er cannot be applied properly.

Kindly return this shipment to us, freight collect, sending
us bill of lading promptly. If the machine is found to be ^
in good condition upon its arrival here settlement will
be made.

We regret very much that you were -unable to use the implement,
for we know that under ordinary circumstances, it would
have given excellent service and you would have found it a
splendid investment. However a machine some-times does not work
although we very rarely ever have to have one returned, it ^
is so rare that we consider that our implement is giving
universal satisfaction.
Yours truly,
OV/ENSBORO DITGHER& GRADh
KM
CO.
^zi-M-.-ny^
SALES MGR,


uct. :^O.th, 191!),
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V'O'^T
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Your!-'- of -Uio i(> ^(i, ..'i>{..io ..--(.
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"" "' )n.;5 Derail \Triyiny; mo alBo.
elay in t:i:--^tifi =-•
■r nn yoll-ng
him 'liB pro-oat:ition 'M^irr^i ..--i-X
r and xensi'ble pro-
viaod -^yyyy» "-%y,i::yy:i°y,.yy ;;Xxuor

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nxjto hif^hmy TYlll he ^-or'tli r-yv
do -y :be^t to 0ocure xt.
to un,
h Corelrinlly youry?
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Oct. 'JCth, 1915.
c.'r. :\lton H, liodrr^cino,
1738 ^^ 55t., H.V,,
y.^'yuirj/rtun, .)>. (.!.

i'y,.dyr 1 T. Modj^kin^:-

:'ou:<-.-- of t}y 10th ju!?t r-»•, h.p.nd; ?*lno n
full letter fron Tr. J^ollinyor, nho i;^ p-i,;rhinf-' oiir
Tf!r>criin;? ""'iyh a"'1 hi?^ nif:-^t. "c hrr-! oeen dol^yf^d
hy ^'tri'-.-es in out^ido cnt-ihli-'hr-wtf? n.nd Imn dono
yc^y uor'n}nr'.'!.lY th.^'t Sse conic? no-'', hire: done. How- ^
over, thinfy-: :irfi noviny no^^.

X l.'^v-^ ri-^contlv -n-ir-cy-r^f-cr' r 'bnrgr'-hioi-ne.
bo"t tc ur>.ul ou^- '-nchino p.^^.o-'^t. (aeo J f^ndnrd-lR
Mernin for y-ct. 22x^d,)

. liwrc noori rokc r'\r\i!-v:xf-xcnnt cvlovr- rTO'-.'ii^g
!»-• t>ie J.'^^icr ref^ion. T ht^lievo they vii:' do well horc
'^.p + yy^y^.y. 3-.r,ri h;"- V.oom -fr.rr'ect rv-hilc. Canrot he
'?ur« of ri iyoou oro*) the fir-^t yo^r. "'he hotr, quf^r-t-
i;;ii nenr-' yo lo v^r?^ ;'ir-:-'^le 'Mi'i rfifc pf^ n Ix^rinninf-.
i~ nn'te;:ti-nr i-t out '^.trii. or.nr^?lent reniilt,;''. !'oultry
^n-'-he'oven r-o::e nrof it^l^l'?. "'« a?''? -3 tj> testing
th.nt.

Z -Ti ii'-.ivinf'; evory i-;on(-i-i'''. or r.y t^vc to the
T>ror^o'J.on of our cornn;; intoro-'t'^ mui thn oolution
uy our -n-ohlorio ?rnd nli."!?. Jr-^m^ our -rf^oplR iiiformeti.

■yitli hft;^t r-f?;ard!' to r'rn, liodpikino, X am,

. ;xnoorcl.;' yourjs.


Real Estate
RENTALS

FIRE

INSURANCE
C. C. AUSHERMAN
]. A. B. SHIPPEY
AUSHERMAN & SHIPPEY
THE REAL ESTATE LEADERS

FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA
COUNTY SEAT OF BROWARD COUNTY
Fort Lauderdale
"Gateway to the
Everglades"

The Terminus of Two
Main Everglade Canals

The Fastest Growing City
on the East Coast

Unequaled Opportunities
V.
Oct. 27, 1915.

ur. Thos, E. Will, • "^ '<4

Okeelanta, Pla.

Dear Sir:-

Will you kiiidly ascertain for us, if you do not already

■ know, the former home of Mr. J. M. Baker, your merchant and F. M.,

and. we desire that you find this out without Mr. Baker knowing we

made the inquiry, which you can do in casual conversatio:^. with him.

I'h.is has to do with an inquiry from the insurance company w±,h which

rtlwe >in6ured his property, and the company ask us to find out in strict

confidence. If we v/ere to see him we could find out without his knowiiig

the reason of the inquiry, but not knowing when we will see*him, we

decided to verite you. We want to know particularly if he came from

Lowndesville, s. C. y.f ••

Starip enclosed for reply which we will appreciate at an early date.

Yours respect-fully,

AuSherman &. Shippey,
By
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H. J. GHAi^iHASr, Phes.

T. J. Champion, V. Pees.

Z. H. Austin

W. A. Babk

G. H. Smith
HOLDING AND DEVELOPING EVERGLADES LAND
FOR BENEFIT OF STOCK-HOLDERS.
THE OKEELANTA CORPORATION
Z. H. Austin, sect.
917 PliXMOUTH BLDG.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
"VV. A. Barh, teeas.

32 N. STATE ST.

CHICAGO, ILL.
1760 ACRES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

H. J. Chapman, Pees.

Z. H. Austin, Secy.

W. A. Baee, Teeas.
Minneapolis, Minn,, Oct. 27, 1915,
Mr. Thos. E. Will,

Okeelanta, Fla,

Dear Sir:

I have your letter of the SSd inst. Its
contents are wholly immaterial to me, except as to
several unwarranted statements that you make.

You say that you have a written opinion
from Mr. Percy Hagerman and from Mr. Hall that the
plan of prooediare adopted by The Okeelanta Corpora-
tion is unwarranted. I do not believe you have any
such opinion.

You charge the looting of the treasury of
the Okeelanta Association. "HTFien you make a charge
of that kind, you deliberately lie.

Your attitude in this matter is utterly
contemptible, and in my opinion springs in part from
your natural disposition, and in further part from
your disappointment at not being able to get control
of the "gift lands" yourself. Rest assured that
the letter you received from me was not personal to
you. It was only a copy of what waa/sent tcj[ others.

Yours truly
Seo'y-The

lanta Corporation.


^MOODRUFF 2083
ADVANCE ENGINEERING COMPANY

EFFICIENCY ENGINEERS

SPECIAL AND AUTOMATIC MACHINERY DESIGNED

INVENTIONS DEVELOPED, PATENT DRAWINGS,
BLUE PRINTING, DRAWING MATERIAL

iXQtxatxiSKxassxx^gc
TOOL AND DIE WORK I53O ROOSOVelt AVO .
A SPECIALTY
INDIANAPOLIS, iND. Oct. 27th, 1915.
Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Okeelanta, Fla.
Dear Sir:-
Your favor of the 22nd inst. to hand. Your delay is pardonable.
The proposition as outlined in the above letter is entirely satisfac-
tory, but you do not state when I shall come.

You say you bought a barge house-boat; Is there anything for
me to do on this? Perhaps the engine may need overhauling, or clean-
ing and adjusting. If so, I should like to help put it in first class
condition. Or perhaps there will be other work for me to do.

If you have any drawings, plats or blue prints you want made
I would like to do the work for you. Please let me know.

Also, if you have any electrical work to do, I can help you
with that as soon as I come. Is the telephone line finished? Please
advise me in yotir next letter.

In regard to the 2 lots, number 4 and number 87, I did not ex-^
pect to receive deed for these until they were fully paid for. A con-
tract for the deed will be satisfactory, until such time as you men-
tioned.

Please advise when you would have me come and sendtthe contract
for me to sign.

Trusting that I may be favored with an early reply, I am


' very respectfully.
0.(j(. yyju^.


I,..*
,Gt:N-i. Mgr
P. P. DYKEl^T

e£LL MAIN 24-39
HOME 5216
OFFICE AND DISPLAY ROOMS
■fn ST. ENTRANCE ARCADE.
262- f- BUILDERS EXCHANGE .
Payton, Oh
lO:
Oct., E8th. 1915.
Dr. T. E. Will.
Okeelanta, Fla.
Dear Sir:-
Bnclosed find copy of a Ijetter written Jo Itr.
Goppet,7;ish you would as soon as it is conrenien-|4tt8nd
to this matter, and I will pay Jrou for your trouble.
Also wish you would attend to the matter of
getting some cain for me that- we talked of when I was
at your place,about |5.00 worth,Mr. Marvin agreed to plant
this for me to pay for house rent, if he does not attend to
it wish you vrould show Mr. Kitterer how it is to be planted
would like you to have it planted adjoining the two rows that
I planted last Spring.
Thanking you in advance I remain
Yours very truly
fifsy
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'•■f.rw^ J.<,
p. p. DYKE.Treasubkr
•%i
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BELL MAIN 2439
HOME 52 I e
OFFICE AND DISPLAY ROOMS
■i-n ST. ENTRANCE ARCADE.
262-4- BUILDERS EXCHANGE .
PaLj+on, Ohio
Oct#, BBtli* 1915•
Mr* ^'Sam OoppeJ*. \
Fort liaaderdale, S'l&« )
Dear Sin-
I liare nie.de ari^angemerits with .l)r« Will to come to
jouT': place some timo soon an.d transfer sonae hogs from yo-or . V;
• . V.
Island to my place down the Oanal would like to haTo five \
or six barro?/s to feed out,h3 probably vn.1.1 come af*fcer them
la a: skift tmd v.-ill make t^-o trips.
lill you pl©aes to help him crate and load o-at -4/-
I these ho^s,I noticed that you had one hog crate on yotir
IsXaad and I thir^ that tho Dr. has on© or two crates that yy.
ootild he Tjsed in moTing these hogs. '' \
By putting thorn in crates they -vvould be more easily I
\haiidled and perfectly safe, I have ordered another sow and -y
feoar to he shipped from TQnnesseo.v.'iBh you would tell mo ahii^t
how many barrov/B thore aro on your Island also tell me the con-
\*
ftitions of the hogs whether or not you are getting any increase /
and how the hog business ie in general*
t "~ . Yery truly yours
/■ / ■/
- ih


The East Florida Annual Company

Publishers of

aDjje CasJt jFloriba Annual

L- Brown SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
L, Neal
ILL M. Traer
Managing Directors

October twenty-eighth,
Hineteen-fifteen.
Dr. Thomas E. Will,
Pruitcrest Association,
Fort Lauderdale, Pla.

Dear Sir:

Under separate cover we are sending you prospectus and
sample pages of the East Florida Annual v/hich we believe
will interest you. The prospectus will give you a fairly
good idea of the scope of the Annual and the sample pages
will serve to sho-w you the style in which it will be, printed—
the fine press work , handsome illustrations and comprehen-
sive rea(fiing matter.

Twenty thousand copies will be issued and circulated in all
parts of the country. You can readily see that such a hand-
some piece, of literature, with practically its entire circu-
lation among people interested in Florida, ..v/ill prove a most
valuable medmum for your advertising.

The enclosed rate schedule v;ill show you what such advertising
will cost you. We are meeting with hearty co-operation from
Florida people and have sold several full pages of advertising
to leading land and colonization companies, Boards of Trade,
and others. If you are interested, we shall be glad to give
you further details.

4s v/e are anxious to close the forms as soon as possible, we
will appreciate an immediate reply from you.

Very truly yo-urs,

EAST
Director,
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X kno^r f'l''•. -ni npz/pM^anive no-wsp^.per "'itii
• : :• continuou*5 wonstre'iotivc} policy -"il" ri-'lr;.-
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OFFICE OF THE
CHIEF DRAINAGE ENOINEER.
F. c. ELLIOT. Chief Drainage Engineer
Trustees o^^^ Internal Improvement Fund
AND
I BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF EVERGLADES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
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OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA,
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00t^«|f M$:, 1915.


Mr. Thos. E-.^.Will,
Maryland Ave. & G Street,
Wasilngton, D. 0.
PARK TRAMMELL. GOVERNOR
EXOFFICIO PREsTdENT
w. V. KNOTT. Comptroller
J. C. LUNNING. TREASURER
T. F. WEST. Attorney general
W. A. McRAE. COMR & SALESM
trustees a BOARD OF COM
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Oot.29,l93L5.
Mr. CCAuBlierman,
^"'t.J^Ruderdra e, 31a.

■^ef?r Mr. '^usherisans—
Yours of tlie n7tU.?>t liana- ^e p^r'y nnnied
(yr':e from Xalcewortli" J-y undarstnndlng is thr?t he
o'me from Ohio to tkat point. Hq i<- Ukely to go to
I^auderdale next '^tinday or the ''unday follOT^ing*
.-'"ours truly,


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Oct.S9,191o«
Mr* Wm. RAbertson,
Central Union Mission,
Washington,D.C.
My dear
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you
Robertson; —
Yours of tho S4th.ri'0d« Stiall be gl*vd
see you*
Tlie Forbes Boat Line leaves ft. T.^uderdale
eaoh Tuesday and Friday I'ornim; at 6s30• ^>ie
run to Okeelanta P.0.( See OppaPnge) ia p7 wiles*
The rate has been #8.00 per rouiid trip. It hr-s .
reoen,tly been raised. Our boat does not mske reg»
ular trips* If I oan know well i^^ffidv^'ncF;
may./arrange to bring you up on it, There woulu
be no charge on it* ^on raiijlit help pay cost ojg
gas.if. you liked. wr.J.M.Bakor,keeper of o ..r
storo, w-;4ce9 tripe nbout once in two i?eeV-3» He
not nt liberty to.oharge.and ho does not hrtve to
carry passengers* People usually hal|> p'^y tl h
e^^pf'nse of the trip*
iTe do not expeot to be able to mpv- -my
short out from the coiat to our place aeon* Are
working for it*
At timoB^nnd in special places, MO-,r^4-
toea t^re bad ia Florldfi. '.-e are,-havin(s i-i-^vfii ,
trouble with theio here now. Like other pee%% '
they seeia to ooiffe and go*
Last winter,we had seireral frosts.
These seem to have fol'ovea tlis drHinaK^' ^'>'hetil-
er we shall li-vethera thi3 :»inter tre wm not i3»jy.
Ve are planting froat-proof stuff, eueh hs ^^apl,
lettuce,Martini(jue bnn-naii,etc»
• . Bad storioe p?.re very x'v.re. They have *jj
on the Keys. ■
We expect tOt^uild ennll biilding-- 12»
32»— on Fruiter est in iy fei^ weeks« It ^s to
house and provide a shop for tue tract#**^n*
* If you cnn et^nd tlie " accorv^saodh^c-^e",
ean live with ay eon and me while her v.. '?e are ir o\ir 1"' .^
shack, and c^o uo- ovfti cooking. Better acaotaaodationa en be
near at #1.00 pf;r day* ( I^o chari^rj with ii>.) ,
"lie tractor is tite irapfert?mt thing we ^fmit• , Xt ia t>-'*^ ^ ou'sne^.
16
had ____ . ._ ^ , . .. ,
ia t>
but was delayed by strikes in outside eatablislmer.'..». Have x
botight a barge-houae-boat to iinial it on, Am well plenaed ^dth w^fit
I ^la learnin/y here as to methods ,of succeeding in Oladsa fRri-4nr'»
sho" you better thnn tell you. ^onal very fi^l now. x^ette^_«h»rc*5
«3 feinting etc.on coast than here. Yea.f'rti ^ell and lauo
he " KStoCkers** we h^ve always rath u.-s. i '
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'%nll b«i j?l^d to
Mr* ^la, Rftbortson,
Oentral Onion Mission,
Washington»D.C. ,,

Ky dear Mr. SobeytftOnj-^
Youre of the g4th.r(?o^
see you.
The fforbes Boat Line l«saifo8 ft. "n-^uderclale

f4i.B P? railed*
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.;■ enoh Tuesday and frtd^y Mornii
run to Okeelanta P.O. C 8®i9 Opi
®»e rnt« has boen lO.OO pei- row!
reoen;tly been raised. Our boa|,^:
ular trips. If I can know weil^^
may arrange to britig you up on i^
■ be ao oharge on It* You lai^t hA-. ,, .^ ...^v
ga»,lf you llkedi. Wr. .T.M.Balcer^ke-sper of o .t
star®-, ra»ikes trips about Once in t^o wffe>«* 'i@ ic^
not at liberty to.oharge,and he does not irj\?o to
oarry passengers. People usually halp iw ^Yh
erpnnse of the trip*
We do not eacpeot to be able to np'- ■■.ny
short out fross the co««t to our pine© soon. ^-o
workin«» for it.
At tiaoo,nnd in speoial plnoeis, wf^^r^^i-
,; toes ore bad in Florida. ''e are hnvlnfr .^-lyu.
troable with the«s here now* Like othor penn, '
they ^eeia to ootee and go#"
Last Wintex'Vwe had «overiil froat.?^
, , . Those seote to lAave fol-'Owed the dminago.
■ er w© fitoall hnvetJieiia this if inter ^e mm m... ....
.We are plantiJiJg fro»t*proof stuf-f,®\ieh ^n ^Vpr,",
lettU0e,Martinique, bonMiiaii, et • ^ ' Bad atbxtee f*re Vf^ry r^-re. '*'iio-\r
on^ t3[^o Keys.
'yy~sy'''^'^>^^^'^^^^'^- ^^^^^^^ mv\ii briidinw— 12^
33»i-^on ft^^^r^nt^^^^s&n m&kB^ '"ft/^^goP
^,. honm and piNSlft'de a ^53tibyfor tht? trnotr'-'^i'l
"-' ^^ Jl.**^^''^"*^ et'nid tho " aoG0rv,s«Gd>Ttsic-»5%
; you CRIB 11^<^ isith lay b&n^^i^m^mi^ her.,. We are ir tmr xr?
16 shaok, and ^^o, ur.k- o«i» -OOoMtilg^'^^vBettlWtt.ji^od^tiowr, c .1 ]^#
-had near sat .;1.00 pf?r day^^'^H'^ W%ai^arf|9 m^iai-..'ifeA3
The tractor i».„tUe impllrtJ»a\, t&ng we^'^^a^M, it ia ^-^
-but #a« dol*iy»d by,mrikes .In outside'^etabliohw'-.,,. Ii»v^
bought a b»3Pgo-lioti!p§*boat to haul it on, Ari <7ell pleniae^l
I am learning her^Tfi* to method3,of sucofiodim^ in Gladesr"
^hoi»' you |#f1;"er t&#> tell youw ^^nn-^l v^ry f\^^mm ^>ett^^
■lintisg ^o-.o-n ^s^t tJmn he:re. Y©;?^( ......
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•:'.!<■. rir'-t lo-!-t')T in ''"i.io'i X ui ;.;rt.iyn^d t.iio
v3,000 lo a -';o y.y\ "^''-vs d^it
iVa«j:.27, 'Tq d'^t", Bept,,! H, Oct.ll,0nt.l'^o
Oino--" 'Ti:*x •^:"Ij>!:'' ■'■ois^X H^ve Xiy^-^-'- no t^iin.;-"
raor-i v-; A^ : ;pi:'Op<.?-fjci v?-^ otl'r'oent. A^ii r:r>il.
i.';-'y l.vi-.iri-'' .or: ' '■■orfi.
Tjio -ii-'^ot' o^ F\^ -"-JuderWal.? -ier^-l^i t<>ld

oogiiae Bhould !.':;■ ■.'■-n-':.,!,. i? •
; r.j3<>?.Tinr-'-:" li''^? r r:i>n-^ty v-ri-irNiii xy --
!:oo(.! l('tt'i.r :-:-;^ tw.?'p-Oijr'^BH ox t;u;i tractor. -e
■■re'v^'ry rM! 'ion^' to ;';ot it a;/ -.'Oum ■ ■■ ; u;»-ibl^-;, ^
mim] f^"t i-'. ;:o I'Oiir* 'voti/.lnr,; (p^a i>'- oouc t:;i -iVin
n ■ :ca.v/ l-'n'.^ Tiuttl .1' ii- b "t.i'i":-!! t'l^o.iv'');. X y'.
'•'orkiai; actively nnO '-^oriMt^^uti.,/- iLcre^u.i my plr'oc,
■^ 1 e^!;-tu.!-i:■ .ijo-'^'*'5 oy'^^y^-hirir ?in"<^x]:)'^ri?;:-a I ot-^tx;'a ,
^^o to c?ve-ilc, -Mid ;-.;--?-!i ^111" wuch V"lu"biy infor-
M-!;ion -hi'ju.I ifi^l^y b-^lx'^Vf'V'-il' i-jh fortTi thous-
"ji^l^-' of i\oV'.:\y'' to oil-'' T" Ti'"''fvt*pi,''lui -Co other. fuvi:«■
bei;i!'e;=^.
T.-o-" :'^ri.->v'r-n:--: i3r^;i;lr«is," '■■■^io -.yn
8l:--at befoiv; :;nvy?" 1 r..y.;.';V(? :nycj: ^ c-y t'c
truBtM ii-i :. 5; Lor .1. iUHH'i to a''-^r- ;^ j^o^-h: (i^^r'l o:-: Av -^ r-^'lirn^JrO nvil
to ooir^am.' v.rith« I -to act (^rro to yo j.utw tifS-
t:'il3,"a,:i tU n yx-^r- po"«'r to ib. It j.-^ i]or^^,
!io-"tJ-/6r,;u;a i.;;-ri-lt'oBtiii;: ■xt.^Cl.f ^Aiyiiy'H^^T rios'"i.i.)ie,
ivi t.^yiaj^ nnd o^f-ani^o '--r;-;-.- lyia,; lilcu n •n-Vi-j
i.tj t'i'? '"-i;''i'a.< 'i!iiy('.'y ifiii' f' ch'^i'd? 'to dtrJ-iCs;. *
A-yl 'I \)-i y-^-'A to ^r-.v-? you keea t'a.:' i^niat-.
'.....^Cot^-itl-.v't-n'tinp' the evdrlatftinK ^f^^^'ortT
of tlie " Anvil C]!.oru rievg +'i'^re i^- nothing here -\7orth Irvia;^,! ?n/i wor-.i tm'l ;;orf.' con-
vinced Iv/ -I'V o^-^n ohfj'-iv^^tion? ^nd exper:ienoe« -ch^^t oi,i^^ po:s;ti! ilitxee
^ro -T^gt* tvv' constat effort la to do ryr .o-'iM to ve-'li-o -taera. 'VU*?
Vir^d-^'p-y --e f»'ro rnr^idn,. i.:; vory ':>iicou3*' /tif"'"' xnd<5'Hi to mo*
I s^LPlT >oe ;;';l^^d to iy-;e you Ici^^p t'le^lo-n ":'rctQr ±r. kxug vjitil
7'S I'.nri: it. Tir^a tif^^a ;-d,iut:rce(l ??>ttinf;?,(rtorily.
I r=,v- ^\'t,-Y-' ryd to a ear frori you.
Cordially your-;.


vn)t.«9,1915.
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Ifour- o'' f;'^^ f'l.'t.'i:. ■-.-■x\'-, X '-'fjree "•! ta yoa
\y.-..-l n:=ro i^ " t)r;Lj;;i3.t f u-tur-• for tale cc'rawii ty,-aui
t'int tao ri/^iit kiu'i uf a p par is '-n iad'.^aea!?'*h'l?» r*>c«-
tor in r-f^lizi?!;*; our po.'i.-J.b5." itien. ■■■■'«» .r:.'iin .jostion
i:^ ,;{o-? to /?: :t th.e pvpor''

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t.i'y aoaey -^ c^a; i>i.' ; io ay fo'^ 1-aai -■ad aufii] de-vol-
opr-irt* -'^ a a-?:;',onco s.t^^.t'ted,--ujul ci bri?;." th.-' jnora.-y.
^k)" ■•.:.:} fin-aioo i t n !; »,:.;; ;ri^'rt t^- t!i'-? ^-s.^onlom* foe-
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ly. t.C,J3eoch,
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ay der^r ?'"r. Beecti:--

X i;' -y xaj-t y.'t ''-"irt -^nytta.aa c^ ^oar :';oiiiv

I «s3ttU'a' }a? cilci rav;-, (a)rv'jho-^^^vcr, I '^liould
tiL.''t ao ■'(a?;i.{i<.fj
'VV n-'v
V>e yi-'-d to a,],;

a- pyjeiiod.

I a^'f-rja.irio yoa w. 11 i.) <)J'|.aa•ia^' yovo-^ t'"0
r !M'-? luia-
:ajo?i,
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181 Center St., Nap©rvill9, 111.,

October 31st, 1915.
Mr. Thos. E, Will,

Okeelanta, Pla.
Dear Mr. Wlll:-

I received your letter of the 28nd with the 50^'
revenue stamp for my deed. I sent the deed -iflth the stamp to
Mr. Geo. 0, Butler, West Palm Beach, to have the stamp affised.
I indeed am grateful to you for the kindness of this favor and
interest you have shown rae in this matter. Enclosed you will
find draf-t" for |5.00, part of which is to cover the expense to
which you were involved in having the documentary stamp affixed;
the balance kindly accept aa a small .gift to you in part payment
of the hosaitality shown Jr. Andrews and myself while we were
with you last Spring, and in our business associations.

I have before Ime Oct. 2Snd edition of the Port
Leiuderdale Herald article on "Future of the Everglades deaen-
dent on good roads" written by yourself. Mr. Will, you are
indeed a live wire for the development and expansio-n of the
'Upper Glades' and Everglade owners should .3;ive you'not only y^
a hearty "thanks", but should give their most earnest efforts
and support to the work which you/ ar-e doing, some of which
is already accomplished, but the greater part still in the
embryo. I, for one, feel very thankful for what you are accom-
allshing, and have done already,

I understand from your writing in the Herald that
not only'will you be provided with a school-house, but that ,
ySO.OO -per month will be allowed th6 Okeelanta district for
helping to get the scholars to and from school. I would not
be surprised if I learned in the near future, that a Union ^
Sunday School had.been organized and the school-house being
used in that capacity for the present, till enouph settlers
arrive to enlarge in the religious field. Don't you think it
would be the th.ing to do? Otherwise children being reared in '
the "UPDer Glades" would grow without that influence which is
so vital to everyone in later years. I noticed in the pa-ner
(Ft.Lauderdale Herald) that Davio has just started the Sunday- *^
School work. May Heaven's choicest blessings be theirs.
Parhaps you already have plans along that line. I surely wish
you success along that line of v7ork,also, as I do in the more
material but neaessary things of life.


2.
Under seperate cover I am sending you two booklets, ,
one entllled "LIVE STOCK PARKING IN FLORIDA", the other being a ^
supplement to it entitled "PEED AND HAY CROPS FOR FLORIDA LIVE-
STOCK. If you do not happen to have any of these on hand, I
know that they will be of much Interest to you. I have not read
-fchem through yet, but have glanced through them, and find them
exceedingly helpful along the lines that they treat. You will *
note to your satisfaction that article in the last named booklet
on Para Grass. This and other data that I have had rather makes \y
rae feel~^hat my previous dediftion as to its merits was a little
iimnature. However, I have not yet been converted into an enthu-
siast for it. I rather favor the growing of Legumes on virgin
soil to get it sweetened and ready for more staple crops. Cow-
peas appeal to me the most of all, justias it did last Spring.
it is possible I might change my views if I were down there liv-
ing on'the 'Glades. It would not be- the first time that I chang-
ed my mind, you know. Hal Would be glad to hear from you just ^
how Para Grass is proving out up in the 'Glades, as to its yield
and netTeturns per acre, also if it has been found hard iojcill
it or keep it from spreading to adjoining fields of. other products.
You should be in a position to know about all of its m.erits and
drawbacks by this time.

If I had enough funds on hand now, I should enjoy
bei4g down there helping to develop the work. I am planning ^
to have my tract #48_broken up and planted in some kind of
Legume just as sooiT^s ways and means open up definitely to
have it'done, and if I can arrange with you or some other rea-
posible person to look after it. It would be much better und-r
cultivation, if I can push it thru to a profitable basis. Be-
cause of the funds needed to improve tract 42 and the possibility
of establishing a home semetime in the next few years, I hardly ^
know whether to invest more in land at nresent or not. I would .
be glad to hear what you have for^sale, the price per acre, and
the terms. Ofcourse the way I had on tract 42 suits one best,
working on a monthly salary.' Traot_52, if still upen, appeals
to rae most regarding shape and fronting on the canal. If it
were on the other side of the canal, it would appeal still more.
Will be glad to hear about this and othei^-tracts still open,
vrhich will help me to decide what I may be able to do.

Mr. Will, I am also enclosing a few pos-ti-isards of j^
views taken on my last trip, some of which I have already fur-
nished you with the same view, but I thought you might be able
to use these, even if you have some like them.

Kindly accept my best wishes for yourself and son
Lawrence. Will be pleased to hoar how you like the booklets
and views. Hope they may be of service to you.
Sincerely yours,


POST&SCRIPT.
Below is a descriptive list of photos enclosed for yourself:

64. Bananas - Okeechebee Botel Grounds bordering on Lake Okeechobee.
66. Avacado Pear Tree, same grounds.
67. Grape-Pruit Tree, 3 yr. from seed. Farm west of above.
68. Avacado Pear Tree 1 yr. Seedling . Same.
70. Guava Orchard.
28. Palm Beach as seen from City Park, ?/est Palm Beach, Fla.
35. Taking it easy at Palm Beach. S.J.Yohn & April
34. " " " " " " B.E.Andrews 1915.

Kindly give No. 69 to your son Lawrence. Also, will you
please give No's 73 and 74 to the Tilton^family with mj greetings.
I find that I overlooked sending them a photo before.
S.J.Y.
BECAUSE OF THEIR BULKIMESS, I FOUND IT NECESSA.RY TO SEND THE
POSTCARDS WITH THE BOOKLETS.


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