Business Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2). Feb. 1, 1916- Feb. 29, 1916

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Business Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2). Feb. 1, 1916- Feb. 29, 1916
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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University of Florida
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LONG DISTANCE PHONE AND WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH STATION
BESWICK, FLORIDA
Robert Ranson
MANUFACTURER OF
Prepared Humus
FOR LAWNS AND GARDENS. AND
Peat Litter
For STABLES AND POULTRY HOUSES
Address Pablo Beach, Florida, U. s. A.
Febry 17th 1916 .
Dr.Thos.E.Wills .
Dear Sir
It was my priveiege last weeK.to mane a
fairly complete trip thro trie Glades on all.thoee canals and into the Lake .1 stopped twice ett your place out vou .ere absent As.you may know I nave continuously ohampionea the diades ana was Mich assisted in my last report to some Chicago ^rties ly.the excellent ariicle you had in the Times-Union oi Dec 23rd 1915 .
IWhat we saw at Fruit Crest quite established the.truth oi your printed report Of course the question always comes up as to what the per-mament^crop of tnis part of the worla will be and. it seems to me that tnere is a. great future for two things, that. seem, to grow down there with out little attention Rubber and Castor beans I. think it .ouia pa.y to send some of tne castor beans, to an oil mill and have a sample oi oil crushed out .
The castpT_pujnmace is one of the best_i_ert^JJ.zers we nave and contains pqfcash I believe tne ficus elastic* will grow where the Indica grows and rubber is in great uemand Hoping to keep in touch with vou
1 remain
Very truly four's
I am enclosing some seea of tne Casabame1on from tne pacific coast it is a une melon ana a gooa keeper ana eaten wnen it.turns yellow


PmwE WOODRUFF 2083
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ADVANCE ENGINEERING COMPANY
EFFICIENCY ENGINEERS
TOOL AND DIE WORK A SPECIALTY
SPECIAL AND AUTOMATIC MACHINERY DESIGNED
inventions developed, patent drawings, blue printing, drawing material 18.13.. BROOKSIDE. AVE.
1520 Roosevelt Ave.
Indianapolis, Ind. Feb. 17th, 1916.
My dear Mr. Will:-
Your letter of the 9th inst. to hand and contents noted. Will say that I am somewhat disappointed in your action of reducing the size of those lots. I thought they were small enough as you had them before, considering the location.
I had two lots picked out, numbers 4^and 87, as you know, and in my letter of December 2 7th I endeavored to make you a proposition for one of the lots on a cash_Jiasis. but so far I have not heard from you in this regard.
I shall, however, be pleased to receive a copy of the new plat, together with your new prices.
on hand that will keep me busy for two months at least, or until some time in May perhaps. (Then you may not need me. ) ?
Let me hear from you in any event, we may come to some agreement on the proposition after all.
Very respectfully,
I will be unable to come down at thi
s time as I have work


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"y dtmr rr Olnxton:--
m wondering whether you will "be able to get i while tho light hold:-? out to lnrcn.M I hopo 530.
Oui- tractor io at. ^audordr*!'-1, &nd at i.ractinr erovde* It soom co-t- in to prove a big oucoooa. It l to ho put to Hr on the Glndna l*wd Boon* Cordin.1 ;y your a,


' Ft.Lauderdale,Pla.,2?eto.l9| 1916*
My dear Mr. tfhitakerl
'."3i-; vmlvoriae,^ is noro. It look a fine* Skilled mechanics speak of it. in high terme* It mill po put to -?or*r 30^n.
Am vror'icin,?; no on a cle*artup alo of OUT remaining ;\ C. holdings* If you vr-n tin o, no-r ia your chanoo to get it. Enclosed find liat*
Cordial! ly yours,


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Ft.LauderdaleFla.,I?eb.l9,19l6.
!.'y dear r.r. Huff:
Tractor is here. Looks fine. Is "being set up. To go up canal probably on / Tue sday.
Shall bo very glad if you con make a cash purchase on F.CC Since your California correspondenco will ta':c some time, had you not better close on a tract right away,and send in as much cash as you can, and then pay up in full if you make Jour turn at Atasoadero? This will maks you safe on your choice of a holding*
A buyycr here wanted a "certain tract. .'bilo he was considering,a v/iro cash order came in and took it away from him.
Sincerely yours.




Feb.19,1916.
rs. c^p.Barkhurat, PyiceTtl in.
A t present,* there ia little sale fox the land coi.r--.-ny tracts in fc\w? G1^3-?s. flowavethe work our -Aagocinfion in rioxng will^I "r -^.iovc.-put Value into those ne^r Ql:o .I'-nta.
rery truly .your".!.


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me mechanical work on our paper in likely be done -in an established shop or: the const, hence nee little opening for you therei four terrosmre rtainly reasonable* ./oul-e to do - rork at that rate? I.

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Very trul
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Feb.19,1316.
Bear T'r. Raid:
Your section corners on the H,?7* with Fruit-orest.( Sec.27.) Our famous traction- pulverizer is here almost ready to start into the Okeclarfca- Iruitoreet district to break raw Glade- land. It will afford tho only opuortunity I know to have your 1 nd broken* Hand breaking coats more than the land is now worth.
Your tract is probably dry enough to fana* Se 27 is. We are charging OB.00 per acre to break.
Your boats would be valuable*
We have a road from canal to Fruitcrest* e expect to extend it to the weat border,middle*' ahat 7/ill be near you.
One cotild live in a tent for awhile,in mild weather. He should get a better houae 30on.
I could not promise work for you. stil'!,most men wanting it get it*
*e do not uae fertilizer* it the same time, we do little trucking. '#e thinlc hogs and forage crops a much safer propoaition. If you can wait long enough for theae to .yislept returns,you maw be aafe. The M quick returns from trucking are liable to prove disappointing; You dan raise things to eat,however*
You ought to have money enough to carry you several months.
Your land is about 2 miles from Old Okoelanta* There is nothing doing there; Sew Okeolanta is the center; It is at the Canal Crossing; ITo ono is living in Old Okeelanta*
We havea good school one mile east of the Canal
Crossing*
Your 1 nd is probably covered with saw grass. If you h^ve it broken,a few ample toola-- hoo,rake, etc.will anawer for t}fl* present;
iAave never heard of Nevline* If ho is working your 1-^nd he is helping you*
No shack, I thinks anywhere near you* "ncloaed Fruitoreat booklet ahowa what I think of the Robinaon Crusoe plan. Our organized plan ahould be the solvation of the land-company buyers*
Very truly yours,


eb.l'.;, 1910
I'y deer r.'r. Robertson:--
Tiio tr-/cto.' is lier--- in Lauderdale* It leeks finq|And is surrounded by crowds of people* ''e e:--e ot in put it to work in r very q-' d -y'fand "re very confident of th ? results*
~Tith the -a" chine crae big : ills, hence the need for my oolleeti up prat y oloeoly* -Shall be glad to receive another good n-yont as soon as you oar-; .dl it
Cordially your3,


[ft. Lauderdale, ' ., Veb*10,101u.
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gagftd .1*. . selling oempaign nor 10 clean h<-*p up* Sines >ay fitu.,i bave bee 1 living in t ,-. heart of the werjpni]or!l learning in gane** our plaee Las bee-.- a Weoea '-'or distinguished people,who are loud in their praise Of the country, "ml of What Wf are doing*
'n closed i 8 9 li*t of unsold holdings. ret* t<-x get i . new while a few remain* as quickly as pOssible,I v-->'t to get back on the land.
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Fob.19,1916.
.'y dear Br. Nlckeraonl
Glad to have your, of th, 15th. An expecting to cOffleKonday on the 7il0 A.I-.,and bring plant exhibit. -Want to ehearse ith Shew Han early* Hope p
yon cn arrange it.'
Tractor is here.' 'lasers. Bel! ingar, Searles,' and Swreno* ate setting it up. a crowd looka on oonet-mtly,and the comments arc very favorable.'
aa n fine audience aero. Very :ood interest. j>o s~les,y t. They gay Lauderdale is tO< r."
01110 fill"1 ' '!' >-> m + 4 11 J -i -i ;.
u j. meeting will be oxp naive. I hope
we may an-r- no pains to make it a big success. Our plan* exhibit attracted very favorable mo tic bore. '
Am aopin you are succeeding in the selling rork. If we cen turn th-t 40 acres or mine ? 1 wil3 m* lot to a-3 J of ua.
"incerely youra,
P.O. Allure's Sew Sehedulel
Up free Ft.L., "on..and Ihu .. ty"r!, ..'ed.and -lit. ind'nao:
Up,Tuea.and 'rl Doan,-ed.and uat.


?efc.l91916*.
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tp.-i tr <; tor i% hero (In i'>cr Oord-rl and locks fine Crowds ar? inspecting i cons tan tly It is .to begin work ah rf wo ojEpaet groat tttihgs pi it*. i"'r. '"'oil fr* .1 i liars directing Its setting un.
bill
a coming 01 t t'ai time* is sir i
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l?eb.l9f191G
T am in. Lauderdale no-:; t roc the tr-etor. xi is here, and lo ks flue. People crowd arour.d It --9 i'-. ia being put together* our old friend., v. on. .i/jlor, i- ons o." ?'!' e moat constant attandania* prpposea i.o get op en excursion, Ic go up and ana t;je pi 'chine at work* "a bop.? to atari, i !, t-ie ext week.
'Hien re r;et out into the ".Corno of ."-''ruitrr -et, we Wen to it;aire ii cl an job id not jump about* "n" ;/ou rot ar :in*; i for ne to br al: iw.-'-hilo b< ere, all fie 9
hoi dine;a you and your fir our"? h-'VeV
'"hat about getting in one of your friends on another holding ot two? It WOUl d be fin3 bb group the in tbeat 35T..W-. comer before it ia t Von .boa' 7 nd 8 are spoken for,but ioL sign d.-uy for*
People realize, sine i seeing the r chine, that .'ruiboreat ia ao n re p." ar affair, bni that it neons business* You may any to proepeotibo bfiiyera that they ."ill. bsootns wtk o -tiara in fx.l v lu bla laohine*
Hoping to hear Crow you % rafale.
Bine eralj youra,


"y dear vorvei-~
Thanks for --our remlttanos of the 16 th. "n-cl aed find receipt, for 29.75,your FIEAL PAfli ;bf on G7. Coup at ul^1 t.i&n *1
Ab to another buy. Better bury in p.c. I tuggeet Hp^dinn pP This lies finely with reference to 67. ^g^in,fobk at the building lot. It is on the COtJHTY HOAD,end titfo the long aide next the road. That, in my judgment,v,eene opportunity to cut off lets and sell than,keeping a good residence lot for yourself, hat you a ell siay in time,*"ol' pay for the Whole Hold-ing.uolding 52 is a Class ITIjpriea,. iGb.OOat v3.50 per week* Glad to let you have-thia if you can/ handle it. Better wire e if you want It as -.omc one els-' may get in ahead of you.
The traxtor ia here. It looks fine. It will be tried this ve k. v-h expect great things of it. Send the $24.00 as soon as you can spare ll,aa I have big bills cousin in or -T>e now,end am acreteltin.-: for oadi*
Regards to f-rotchen.
As ever -youra,


fruitcrest (florida) association
THOMAS E. WILL, President and Manager OKEELANTA, FLORIDA
mutualism
VERSUS
commercialism
The Fruitcrest Plan
OF
Settlement and Development
LAND OWNERSHIP: The individual owns his farm tract and building lot. The community owns the forty-acre Central S(|iiare. GROUPED AND ORGANIZED: Buyers are not scattered, but Grouped, and organized into an Association.
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT:
They choose a central management, whom they may also remove. PIONEERING: This Management cares for the Common Interests, including the Pioneering; the members, meanwhile, enjoying "all the comforts of home." COMMON CAPITAL: To make this possible, the Management is provided with a Common Capital derived, at first, from the buyers' payments, and, later, from collective production and rentals.
LAND AT COST: That raising this fund may not burden them, the buyers arc furnished their Land at Cost; viz., at $20.00 per Acre, while neighboring lands sell at $6*5.00 per acre or more.
MUCH FOR LITTLE: The buyers' total average outlay for Land, Fund and an Unrivalled Plan insuring Success thus falls far below what others pay for land alone, bought on a plan Inviting Failure. EQUILIBRIUM: Individual affairs are to he handled by the individual ; common affairs by the community. This safeguards Individual Initiative and, from the beginning, makes possible Public Ownership and Operation of all public utilities, including water, light, transportation, communication, power and co-operative store. SPREADING: Tins community is expected to organize surrounding territory, Spread Over the Everglades, and become a Model, for the settlement and development of new countries elsewhere.
*eb.20,1916.
Dear Lawrence*
We h=5ve arranged to have Capt.Dodge take the Walker house on his barge, ad to?; our barge behind. This will save tearing down pert of the house on the barge. He will also carry our tractor aver the canals when needed* This will make us safe,and save repairing the tractor further.
v?e have wan ted to take jrp some lime for a long time, AThere is a lot of it at Ojus,1 believe. If there should be time, 1 think it might be well to get as much as we can get,and carry it up on our barge.


FRUITCREST LOCATION
ON SECTION 27, (below) AT THE HUB
CULTIVATORS.
1. WATKINS *
2. CA L LAMA /V S.tlAi-U 4. Ji A 0
5 L IMDLEr
6 SCWALL ? SLAOE a CAM
ADtAAt COLONr 6 BAKZ/* S CttA-SE tO 3Ctit>T II TCVER IS fORT-SOM
yj. zigclow \\t+ Van ash W CnAJS
Dlptil ef MffOt
A/ercCtewTion of Oneaar.ro 31 ft. rtc/rye JS Cost
OKEELANTA ADDITION
(Section 35, below"* Adjoins Okeelanta and corners with Fruitcrcst. Its 98 tracts are surveyed and staked. A 25-foot canal and road are being constructed along the south border. The "Okeelanta Pioneers" arc farming on this section.
FKUITCREST FACILITIES AS TO
/. 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-ukeechobee 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 iines 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
//. COMMUNICATION: (12 and 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale, Okeelanta, Rita and Ft. Myers. Telephone (partially constructed.)
(19) Lauderdale Ok'elanta Ft. Myere




Feb.20,1916.
ry Dear Comrade Price.
Glad to have yours of the 7th. T'iacarrled. Am in Lauderdale now. TH r! TR.\CTOn IS FD3RB. It looks fine. We expect great thing* of it.
Here*a hoping you can a oil yonr placo well.
uan you aend me a remittance aoon? Big fcfclla come with the tractor Over 200 freight,for example. State p-'yt. coming on. Want all the cosh I can raise.
Fraternally yours,




Pel.. ^0,10X0.
Dear r. Gr&han :~-
Ehanka tot yours oi' the ICtli. '!re getfcing or; ho veil. Axe truui-in.;. y<
in.", to lo-.K- alter things i oir -.oeucf,
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they -e.ce yonr Own
ft very ou.-y 40 a In momina.
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the tractor expect itraoh of it. hOUl od.f".-e h.epe.
Hayea. meeting thro Monday xxiriit* r.ay
in ini i tOC*
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.-^re,.iid lo.;" e t&Xtp* "'eople It vriXi a tart :f or tike -V.ugP.en pi ee
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tog'-'-d'-. to 'both.


Santa Cruz Cal.
Feb-21-1916.
Thomas E .'/ill.
Dear Friend&Comrade:
Your Good letter to hand. I was rery glad to hear from you & I now briefly reply.
First let me say that.thirty dollar matter shall be straightened out right away. Ihave instructed Judge /
Sutton to send you check for the amount if you have \/ : paid twice.
I'am glad that things are going well with you down in Florida & hope they will continue to do so.
Yes, I may someday come & spend a winter with you in the Everglades.
We are having very beautiful weather here & are enjoying it. Still I do not thinkCalifornia has any climatic advantage over Florida. I had thot of living in California permanently,but it is a rich man's playground & I do not think I can afford to live.here. I am undecided at this time,where I shall settle. I have had desire to build a "Memorial Home" in X.C.to commemorate Christian 80 his work,but Pear Friend the word "Home" doesn't appeal to me in the absence of Beloved Christian I The passage of time does not lessen the sense of loss.
Trusting you & yours are all well & will keep so I am Very Sincerely


H. S. f^JRCHILD. President and Manager j. w. MEANS, Vice President j. w. COMSTOCK, Secretary-Treasurer
FLORIDA ABSTRACT COMPANY
CAPITAL, $50,000.00 ABSTRACTS OF TITLE :: FIRE INSURANCE TITLE INSURANCE
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Feb. 21, 1916.
Dr. Thomas E. Will,
Okeelanta, Fla.
Dear Dr. Will:
The "Court Ecus;; News" is gotten cut daily by us, and is sent to subscribers by mail.
The information it contains is official, and I believe will be or" considerable advantage to you in your business.
Whenever the Courts are in session, the docket will be given, fend brief mention made of cases as tried.
Important Court House news, such as dates for Tax Sales, Masters' sales, Sheriff's Sales, etc, will be given from day to day.
Thanking you in advance for your subscription,
I am
Very truly yours,
SUBSCRIPTION BLANK
Florida Abstract Co. West Palm Beach, Florida.
Please send me daily the "Court House News" for
------- months at $1.50 per month. You will find
my check for $------- enclosed herewith.


916-924 Woodward Building, Washington, D. C.,
February 21, 1916.
Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My dear Mr. Will:
I have your favor of February 5, 1916, and have noted from your letters, and otherwise, the hard work you are doing.
I have to regret that your letter of September 7, 1915, containing statement of my account with the Fruit-crest Association and with you has been misplaced. If you can do so without too much trouble, I would thank you to send me a copy of it.
I can arrange to pay the balance of what I owe the company and any balance I may owe for civilizing the lots owned by me, but I would like very much to have the state lien released, so that my lots will be clear,
I have not seen any statements since you left showing how we stand with the state, or what lots are still not joaid for in full, so as to see what the resources of the company are to meet its liability to the state. I
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have every confidence that you have the matter in hand and will be able to take care of the matter and work the problem out all right, but would like to have a statement showing the status.
You know my purpose in buying these lots was to set them out in such plants as would promise substantial returns. By this time prehaps you would be able to give sound^jxdvice as to what kind of plants it would be best to put out. If the pulverizer is to be available for my
lots I ought to know what I am going to do with the land after it is plowed. You know my tenure of office will be very uncertain after March 1, 1917, and it may be that I would be ready to move to Florida at any time thereafter. It would be fortunate if things were in a condition so that I could go there from Washington.
I attended a meeting of some of the Fruitcrest holders the other night and the attendants seemed to be quite enthusiastic .
I suppose you have seen from the papers that the situation as to Germany is very critical. Unless either the United States or Germany backs down it would look as though war was inevitable. I trust, however, that the President's
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usual good luck will continue with him and that we may avoid this calamity. Of course, if war breaks
out Mr. Bryan's voice for peace would be stifled.
I sympathize with you in the heroic efforts you are making and hope that they will be crowned with success.
With best wishes, I remain,
Sincerely yours,


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY.
FOREIGN SEED AND PLANT INTRODUCTION,
Washington, D. C,
i''eh. 21, 191b.
Mr. Thomas E. Will, .Fruitcrest Association, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dear Sir:-
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of yonr letter of the 10th inst., in which you advise us of your interest in receiving for experimental purposes certain of the plants that we are introducing. At the present time all that we could send you would be a few plants of different kinds of man gos and avocados, and we shall shortly send an order to our Miami Plant Introduction Field Station for a few of these plants to be sent you.
Very truly yours,
Plant Introducer in Charge of jforeign Plant Distributions.
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY,
washington, ?. c.
February 23, 1916.
Dear Dr. Will:
The inclosed notice describes an appointment which is to be made in the Department of Commerce. This principal appointment is likely to be followed by the appointment of several assistant editors. They have secured or expect a larger appropriation, and will enlarge their work. Mrs. Will thought you would not car^to take up this matter;;however, it occurs to me that even if you do not take the examination, you might possibly wish to see about getting one of these other appointments later. They will presumably be made from the same register if there is enough of it, but there might prove to be only a small register, and I think this is likely to be the case, because there have been two other editor examinations lately, and still they are going on to hold another.
You might possibly have some way of getting by, in case you care to do so. Florida probably has a lowjaroportion of its quota.
I was much pleased to learn from Mrs. Will that your land development ia progressing prosperously. Your nearness to Palm Beach may be quite a factor. I hope the new road will go through ail right.
Several weeks ago there was a long article in the Times by Judaon C. Welliver saying that the big private holdings of forest lands, about which we were so much concerned, have turned out to be white,, elephants, and that there is prospect of their reverting to the government.


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Just before and after New Year's Day we had a Pan-American scientific congress here. At one meeting Professor Seligman presided, and I recognized him from his pictures. At this meeting Dr. John Bates Clark spoke on the changes made by Asiatic development in established ideas in economics. He thought that the change of ways in China and Japan would not result in their flooding the American countries with emigrants, but rather that their increased earning jpower would raise their standard of living at home, so that they would prefer to stay there. He predicted a settling up of central Asia from the crowded eastern seaboard corresponding to the settlement of the Mississippi valley from our Atlantic Beaboard, and the dominating of thiB market by Chinese and Japanese manufactures.
We have been having some rather sharp weather lately, but I suppose you have summer as usual.
With kind regards to yourself and your oldest inhabitant, lam
Sincerely yours,


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STacfeSonbtlle, Jfla. February 23, 1916.
Dr. Thomas E. Will, Okeelanta, Fla. My Dear Dr. Will:-
I find your letters upon my return from New York; have examined the Abstract and approved the same, and enclose herewith check for $300.00 in payment therefor.
With best wishes, I am
Yours very truly,


University of Illinois
Urbana, February 24, 1916
President Thomas E. Will 811 East Street, N. W. Washington, D. C.
My dear Will:
My father sent me your card the other day from Florida. Am glad to hear from you again and to know that you are engaged in making the world better, for certainly the success of your work ther9 all tends in that direction. I shall be glad to know something of your work in recent years.
I have been h9re at_the University now for two years. I am enclosing two or three ^clippings., to show something of the scope of the work here. You will, I am sure, be interested in it.
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MUNSEY BUILDING CAPITAL S2.000.000
February 24, 1916.
Mr. Thorns Will, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Dear Sir:
Your telegram of the 23rd instant was duly received but is is absolutely out of the question for me to take advantage of your kind offer at this time.
Very truly yours,
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Prior Okii via Ft Lauderdale Fla via WPBeach Fla 24
Thos E Will Lakewdrth
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Geo. W. Parks, Secretary
M. F. Reilley, Assistant Secretary
A. J. Daniels, Treasurer
Rich farms Fair price Any size Easy payments No interest No taxes
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Owner of PALM CITY FARMS and PALM CITY, a Magnificent Town Site on the Beautiful St. Lucie River
Fertile soil Fine location Delightful climate Out-door life
Stuart Florida feb* 24> isle-
Dr. Thos. E. Will,
Okeelanta, Palm Beach Co, Florida
Bear l)v Will:
You may remember me as the speaker who followed you and iir. Nickerson at the Board of Trade meeting at the Court House.
Last Monday night 1 hea/'d and greatly enjoyed your lecture at the tJtrand Theatre.
1 am much interested in learning of the prectical operation of the implement invented for use in uhe Everglades, and wish you would kindly advise me as to this.
I reside in West- Palm Beach and enclose a stamped envelope for reply
Thanking you and with kind regards, 1 remain
Very truly yours,


V. W. HELM
president
H. G. GEER
vice-president
RALPH A. HORTON
secretary
R. M. PRICE
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Dl RECTORS
T. J. CAMPBELL,
West Palm Beach
H. . GEER,
West Palm Beach
V. W. HELM, Miami
0. D. HINSON, Pompano
RALPH A. HORTON,
Fort Lauderdale
KOY IJ. MARSH,
Homestead
J. M. McCASKILL, Miami
ORRIN RANDOLPH,
Lake Worth
F. W. BAKF.R, Mlamt
our motto
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THOMAS E. WILL, President and Manager
mutualism
VERSUS
OKEELANTA. FLORIDA commercialism
YiT.P.Beach.Fla., Pe"b.26,19l6.
dear Lawren c e:--
Enclosed find seed u will see that is planted.
sent "by Robt.^anson
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Am also enclosing lette: decision to you and Marvin.
'rom Singer.
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The Fruitcrest Plan
OF
Settlement and Development
land ownership: The individual owns his farm tract and building lot. The community owns the forty-acre Central Square. grouped and organized: --v' Buyers are not scattered, but Grouped, and organized into an Association.
central management!'
They choose a central management, whom they may also remove. pioneering: This Management cares for the Cummon Interests, in leaving eluding the PiON BERING; the members, meanwhile, enjoying "all the comforts of home."
common capital: To mak derived, at first, from the buyers'o. hey shouJ payments, and, later, from collective
production and rentals. _i, p -r% /\i i j_
land at cost: That raising Mr. <*arrett of Pryor ,01:1 a., was just in to see
this fund may not burden them, thjjg# jje j_s a great friend of y ur Unc 1 c lTorve,and gives
buyers are furnished their Land at j j. i tt j "i
cost; viz.. at pom per Acre, wbiihim a great reputation as a business man. He is also neighboring lands sen at $r,5.oo pep, great believer in the Glades, and may get in.
acre or more.
MUCH FOR LITTLE: The buyers' total average outlay for Land, Fund and an Unrivalled Plan Insuring*-, T_ "j Success thus falls far below what' others pay for land alone, boughY^e SllOUld
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nev;s re the yesterday, hut 2 acres per day, charge $1J?.00 per acre for plowing.
tr ctor. Saw Bryant
I hope ours is better and Bryant figures
on a plan Inviting Failure. EQUILIBRIUM: Individual fairs are to be handled by the ind vidual; common affairs by the community. This safeguards Individual Initiative and, from the beginning, makes possible Fuhlic Ownership and Operation of all public utilities, including water, light, transportation, communication, power and co-operative store. SPREADING: This community is expected to organize surrounding territory, Spread Over the Evek-glades, and become a Model for the settlement and development of new countries elsewhere.
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Am hopirig George and Reading are getting along right on the farm* If they were not the right sort,
lose heavily by being away so ranch. Try to as much good hog feed/to growing as possible,so we buy more hogs.
As ever your


fruitcrest location
ON SECTION 27, (below) AT THE HUB
FKUITCEEST FACILITIES AS TO
/. TRANSPORTATION: (1.1. and 12) Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway; connecting, by rail, with (3) Santord-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) Palra Beach-Okeelanta-Ft. Myers Highway (begun.) (7a) Township Line Canal (begun; bordering Okeeianta Addition.) (8) Hillsborough Canal. (9) Miami Canal. 110) Caloosahatchee River, connecting with the (11) Atlantic Coast Line Ry. to Jacksonville. (19.) 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) Kast 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
//. COMMUNICATION: (Hand 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale, Okeelanta, Rita and Ft. Myers. (19) Lauderdale Okeelanta Ft. Myers Telephone t partially constructed.)


" tPalfii o !>cth| .1-..,
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:y dear .' r-. iteCullOUgjht**
Aw travellin these daycyhenee do-.sating negleet* H#0d*ytiur3 o Vl-t. '"r d yon reed.the check* ar.ll
Wll1 0(3 O.Jt.
r. Bollinger ia supposed to be at Qfcfelants no'.'! -hetractor eaioe* It loohn /'in::, < t;;r* eted ;;reat attention* fcer it. has made :;ond,i want to photo it,
and give it a hi,-; v/rite-up.
Saw Bitfith'd CJ#*e tractos? greet er&ays It 1. liiu* it-;;i nuocosn. Bettor than n\nc baf not good enough* -! ave spent ? d iys at ^aka-'ovfch. *'ent over lot of thinge with Bryant#but aid not touch* the ':;:<. Corp. SJjfflfnl t rather lot aojnu ore dies do t*.d'!. I rdrht Show ;'','oelin;%"
to n- -eok at *L X like him very much.
#e c-n have a page or wore regii \rly in the tropic:': 1 Oun,-without COSt to H8fif we want it# The peop'Je "'Jio wereto set ont. t a $ap v for ua ".re a raid of the expense* So we may aoeept the Sun's offer. We lose S'owethin ;*but we get go d county circulation T'"'t.ivf and fr.iy do a\ the work wit the "ritin.-, and gay i< the billSf nd pu -.h t '.' circulation amom our oindee
p ople,
lonv file .'ill pro >i. .-..; the KM '.in source 0:f addresses for the A, 060. -./ore you able to Make it pretty correct to the date yot got it. out?
1 to:*d .'-.r. i-rynt yoi- v-erc In , to Cko clanta ho wag iwuch interested, a nd ?poke .Of you r very ftijh ti.-rr.in. vor.i Hie statements and these of othershie ooapany hae lost badly in standing both wits the U060 a a4 with the *a| Beach #a*M buyers* I tried to interest hi in fflry -pl-n of getting the old buyers out of tho holebut without success* Rigfct there ia -a .eve he and other land man fall down* 'ihoir interest is too j-uah or the fa&to&Ml vriety*.- all on one side**
i oertinly hope : r* Sollintser mav air -- n i ney ma tter. I think he hae been pretty hard pressed.
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X h "o i. had o. iortunity to eee i'O* Lindenwuth since she wimt to Qkeel cuta* X fa, vo 'been thinkinc over wb t you and I t- 3Jv04 about in the depot.
i e-: pi it the 40 acres i eee*3$ 060 i)"-ck of t)'l-- letter cod) to b .o ;.'e a pert the Okeelanta to ".i "itc,' a ;-.-'-:r iv.--.el;-) "'ill (Midoubti'dly' become* Ae ouch, tii-.-.-Jr viue -ill, of eour a v, V03?jf ..-.veatly a^'nee, -"urther,unlike 'V *^' intent oi) on selling
wi1 1 vvi,;ettinthe monoy a'. for/;oUf a; all abeut the purohJioorn, I working with .-.13 .... id ht to d vel-on our teritory* !"'cr c:a (;d.e, -! :uJport .lit p rt of ray hnuine .- here in to push the traua-ot .te read,;;, d i pay h v- -it; rted "orvth.ii-. ; U i:ori- at on t- in matter only yesterdi '.y.
Xf our pvOv- ilm.r ic .-. t a23 vtfa-t it should be it 'ill add .root?,;- to f c lue oi is.nde i- our territory. \i-thcr,the f.-qji.rii'0'v/.'i^: 7 aye done v/ill moke it Mich raore easy for buyers tc t.;ct inooiaea out of their lands.
Bryan has paid for hjt* tract beeido ,.*ou- :30O,0V for Z % a.crcr. L" Vrr Velaenr tr-ot wa oold
ae you know at $3?0v0 per acre* Io< per aero ,?iix be a con-on figure in our- neighborhood aoen.
X .ill eell the >../. 40 -.-.oreo in eeetitn y$ for cash at $$0.00 per acre,- "'3,200, ;o proceodo
11 j ROfUot to aorae faraway st^te^but toward ra eking thin/, (;o in our territory.
Lib if you can 'ntijrest Vrs. Lindem-juth or .'r. ira *ay in t ia pv.'a'v -o,I ehaii be cladiaud*as I b id before^if you want to "sake bur;ins f,0 proposition of it foj yourself*** can arrahge that.
Very truly youra,


fffst Palm -.eli, # Peb.6.1Vlfc
.'.y dear vTud&e FloffljJIgf**'
Youra of the 21 at .at, hand. Als ye. glad to hear fro -on.
have- "Just answered a letter from fy. ^rye. re the p 'jwifit he lias made for his tract- 300,00 fr 3 v" *^ rsc -wire -..lent hi' deed a&d ahatract
Aw away from my ofriee,?aene<- cannot send you co:r/ of ray letter of aeot.yth.nov>. You will find your balance stated in two 'r three letters of tain.
The enclosed slip shows our unsold tracts. Ehe -r-iluc of these alone, unhro'Von end t e yj.ua can be "fucli increased by our breaking them*" in 016.00 'Che aiaount, yet to he p fid the State,not counting a payment I aw about to makers v4,400.o<- -iftera;. uc,
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In other words,our unsold ds Xo. earo mere thai euf ricient to p-y the State-'** principal in full. |n -'d-hitio'),! have noil five holdings within a v/eek. %oir value is '''1,444.00
In addition,t;e have 24 holdin,.;a that arc being p .id fo.; on the t- pl-!R.
On top of that,we expert our tractor to e>m ue money. ,Ags :'.n,ae have a nice litt le.a.erd of
sows(6) end pi?:?;1. fortyodd> that should be worth eoJ-.thin--; 3owe dv.y.
Lie we lack quite a little ox bain;;; insolvent.
V'o have paid for four eighties. A# trustee, you have received t is deeds for all of these. In addition, I am prepared riart new to pay Bhe balance on the fifth 80, due 1 -arch loth
An I have writ'en yea,there aeema good reason, based on our experience and on the testimony of experts like the Buckeye h'ureery people of Sampayho have neon the o-ladea,to solieve that citrus trees will do well on our Isold. Further, avocadoen are do in/- finely on r experiment 1 farm ri,;;ht now. "*ay regard these as even mere profit hole n eltrue trees.
I been pushing our investors' interests with all my might, me say I rua the only mail 1 hlorid.t who is trying to do anything for the tual aeinalados buyers In any event, I a:i do in/5 all I can, and feel much


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If t 9 ioi . carrying could be distributed at least in part xmne our fifty-odd memberst Ara^ glad ou I .it ended the Home Builders* meet inf. Th) t is t e or i filial Btorgladoa organisation of '.-erica, "ruitcrest came later.
I feel indignant over the attempt to make the*rigbta* of Americana o rush into troubled.y ridia in dangeroua snips param ount to the aafvty f the wh le people. I have no ay; p .'thy with such jingoism,whoever is behind it. I have just esq)res: ed iiy views on fes bj.ct to I S. Bryan*
Cordially yours,
P*9. As you latOWfWe pay for our section on the payment plan, our member:; will help me cloen up our rer.rinirv holdin :a for sash we > pay out in short order. During f e 8 months 1 ras o the JLand I we* po'-r position to push sales* Pas wstay fro; people,without clerical help the most part^and :,i.us.h..d \ i-'h.- other things. begrudge the time x now spending on the coast wKking sales. One old member 'aired me two .ee Wednesday, a. a $ brot or followed ths sxt day by wiring in two more.
.ittle more help Oi" that kind would Boon see pa thrown thO Selling p rt.
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hv dear .hi'-, heci:
Yo: of the 23d.at hand. I tfc~n?r yen for your interest* however, even if I cared to follow up the opnortu. it.y the ago lirdt would got ne.
Once it wan recidenoe in the district* How it is age. l!;o eaoy to sbut out people yen don't wont.
"or two year-* I ot6odt the scad of the Hot of eligible eddtOra,all to no purvey*.. So I*ve slx-at.-en the dust of 0overspent hurw&US off tiy feet.
In fact, 1 ai in sorjethiu,., vary r.u.oh better. I wish It werepoa- ible to interest you ia it mm before it is too lata. Tiere isn't MttCh of one cooperative proposition 1 ft.
" h'ruitcrcst'' contain 00 much of the thing; * have been working for, theoretically, so loo. that it; i odd .Lint so many of our kind of people will not rive it seriowa onsider&tieti.
Coodially yours,
I'r. Bryan vrotO me yeo.-erjr \/ n his purchase. he has ;juat sent uc 030O.0C for 3^ acres Which M.Mfysg&f.MVi*
feu Imow, J believe in thio couno try." "0-bedy who know"; him ever accused bin of lacking business Judgment in regard to his o.-n if fairs, in, his ftr-tter he say?., Shall be pleased to be a neither.M Yet some think the nlados are the one place tc avoid.


W.Palm Beach,Fla., 3^.26,1916.
My dear Mr. Aahleyl*-
The tractor came some days ago, and has prohaaly gone up the canal. Sltt attracted ranch and very favorable attention in tft.^auderdale. I expect "boat excursions to run up to see it operate*
Our county is not "Broward",hut Palm Beaoh.
Hew Okeelanta has been laid on a handsome plat* Ijg expect to make the site attractive also* It was largely on account of your letters that I took tir>e to plat the town. Will you andyour people want lots J*
If our naohine makes good it will have plenty of work to do*
Shall be glad to see you* Better address me at Ft.Lauderdale*
Very truly yours,
P.3, SIT* William Jennings ryan has just paid me $300*00 for his Si acres. That is a pointer as to value of land in our section, and as to how it strikes a man who knows.
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i.L. Judge ;leiiiit. ;h. a fiiewibere/of our xritcrent /-mn>. ,hi't h a set eeeh the '1 'en. 1 ni:;h you might tell him what yott ini of t) proposition.


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yoi r ritings?and hi vo" recently been s burrti your letter to Qcc.hlrgcr?' here* *ou .are oert. inly doing good work,and we 0Uht to /no*, each ether better*
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Kudzu Won a Bronze Medal at The Panama Pacific
Better than Cow Pea, Velvet Bean, Alfalfa or Red Clover Hay.
Yield, 6 to 10 Tons Per Acre. Analysis. 17.60^ Protien.
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Barred Rocks
We got our stock from lor-ing Brown, a professional Poultry Judge, who annually judges upwards of 20 shows and is in a position to know and ^et the best the country affords. We get eggs in abundance when others get none.
Seed Corn
Alter many years testing the leading varieties o 1 southern corn we find God-by's Poorland, the best adapted for the Gulf Coast section. Our improved strain lias repeatedly made good corn under conditions that other varieties utterly failed.
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181 Center St., Napervills, 111., February 27th, 1916.
Dear Mr. Will:
I have your letter of the 15th, as well as yours of last November, also the numerous periodicals that you have been sending me from time to time. For all these favors I am very much indebted unto you and indeed feel very grateful to you for these many kindnesses. I really am ashamed of myself for not writing you before this, for I enjoy your correspondence relations so very much that I cannot afford to be without it. I want to state here that I trust that I may answer your letters more promptly in the future. Many times have I started to write you, but something always seemed to block the way. But to be honest, I suppose that carelessness in arranging my time for correspondence is the great fault, for I have served all of my friends alike in this matter, even my own folks at home. I want to tunn a new leaf today. Ha.I
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I have been watching with intense interest the marvelous ways in which the Okeelanta-Fruiterest District has been booming. I now understand that there will be held a series of lectures and demonstrations all along the principal cities of the coast of East Florida to boost the cause. Last week's issue of your write-up of the 4i$1$4> Mass Meeting which was to be held in Fort Lauderdale on the night of the 17th was very good, life.Will, I hardly know what we would do if it were not for you and your honest efforts in behalf of the Upper Glades. Really, all of us Glade owners are debtors to you in this great work. Mr. Rehms and myself are both enthusiastic over the way the things are moving along in our particular section of the country in the Glades.
Regarding having my land plowed. Mr. Will, I think it is the thing to be done, but this Spring I am financially unable to have it done for the reason that on Jan. 1st, I purchased Tract #41 just east of my Tract #42, and so have my funds about exausted just now. However I have been planning on having both tracts plowed up and sowed in Cow Peas as soon as I can manage it, possibly this fall, that ia, if it would be alright to plant them at that time of the year and if you would still be willing to look after the matter for me. I realize that the sooner that the land has been plowed up and a gooi cover crop grown on it, the better it is, and the quicker the soil will become sweetened and ready for other things. In this connection I wish to thank you for your interest manifested in my welfare in this regard. How long time would you suppose that we would have to engage the tractor, in case I wanted the tracts olowed up say next October, or the best time for winter planting of a cover crop I don't know just what time in the fall is the best, but suppose October would be alright. Will you also advise best rate per acre for a twenty acre natch for plowing;?
Mr.^Thos. E. Will,
"Okeelanta, Fla.


I was delighted to hear of your educational activities as well as the Sunday School propaganda. I would enjoy to stop in some Sunday morning and worship with you folks in the Sundagr School hour. How is the town hall fund coming? I saw Mr. Rehms about helping in the matter and he had already responded. I hope I shall be able to send another $5.00 sometime soon, but am not sure if I can manage it or not, so won't promise. I am expecting to go to California via "The Grand Canons" the latter part of April and so have to plan to meet that expense now. It all depends how great the coyfst of the trip amounts to as to whether I can help out on that Town Hall some more. I am real hopeful that I can. Write me just how the fund is progressing and what your needs are. It will jifSjt/ be a pleasure to me to know.
I noticed in one of the Florida papers that youi/ hai sold part of Tract # 64 to Mr. V/.J.Bryan. Also the selling of the Van Velzer place for $250.00 per acre. I believe you mentioned it in one of your letters too. Altho at present I hardly see that I could purchase a town lot, I would be pleased to know of > the plot in detail and for what the lots fronting on the main canal are selling for. I am surely glad to see the jblace grow so nicely.
I hope that you received those cards and literature alright that I sent you last October. If you did not receive them, kindly let me know and I shall try to get some more for you. I suppose that you have received a copy of the "Florida Annual", for it is very good. Same can be secured for 25 cents of the Florida Annual Co., St. Augustine, Florida..
You may know that I am still boosting for Florida because of the fact that I have increased my acreage in Section 35 to twenty acres now, and to be frank with you, if I had money at my disposal for some more real estate, I should be only too glad to add some more to my tracts. I hope to be able to get some that is fronting on the main oanal some day, if it is only ane or a few lots, because till roads are built, that is the only means of transportation. I have been watching confidently what you have been doing at West Palm Beach to encourage the build ins; of a road from that place to the Lee County Line, joining with their roads, and it looks to me that will come to pass soon. It would mean much to the Glade country as well as West Palm Beach and nearby cities and towns.
I would appreciate hearing from you whenever you have opportunity, and I repeat that I intend to resoond more nobly in the future. My best wishes to yourself and Lawrence, also kindly remember me to the Tilton family.
Yours sincerely,