Business Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2). Mar. 1, 1916- Mar. 31, 1916

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Business Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2). Mar. 1, 1916- Mar. 31, 1916
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Business Correspondence
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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University of Florida
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W T KHEMPER
PRESIDENT
' WS M UCAS H.C SCHWITZGEBEL JOZACH MILLER,Il1
VICE PRESIDENT SECRETrAR TREASuRER
R C MENEFEE GEO H. RUDDY H C HONAN
VICE PRESIDENT ASS5 SECRETARv 5'IRnEAS ,RER
STO*NLEY CULBERTSON GEO W DILLON B C HOWARD
,E P sID ASSET SECRETAR T TRa ST OFFICER







POU NCAPITA!., BUR kIlD.B
I nI ~ AND UltONVIDY D PRDOFTIIr81,000,000.0DO


Kensas Citg.Mo.
COMMERCE TRUST BUILDING Mar., 1916.







Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Fort Lauderdale,
Florida.

Dear Sir:

On February 9th you were kind enough to
write us regarding some property in that section of
the state owned by a couple of our customers. These
men are Greeks and have decided that they would like
to dispose of their Florida land. If it is possible
to get an offer on the tracts described below we would
be very glad to have you submit them to Mr. Louis
Kapnistos, in care of Commerce Trust Company, Kansas
City, Missouri.

The Southeast Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 9, Town-
ship 46 South, Range 36 East, also Lot 28, Block 39
Okeelanta Townsite: The Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Sectionh eAj.
13, Township 42 South, Range 37 East; and Lot 14,
Block 53 Okeelanta Townsite. ,

Yours truly,


irer.





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THE MUNSEY TRUST COMPANY
WASHINGTON, D. C.
MUNHEY BUILDING CAPITAL S2,000,000


March 1, 1916.









Mr. Thomas E. Will, Pres. and Mgr.,
Fruitcrest (Florida) Asso.,
Okeelanta, Fla.

Dear Sir:

We acknowledge receipt of your letter of the

28th ultimo enclosing checks aggregating $251. We had

to deduct from your deposit $12. money order which you

failed to sign. We enclose herewith money order and

duplicate deposit slip for $239,

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Pablo Beach Fla .

March 3rd 1916 .


My aear Doctor Will :-
Yours received You will be please to know
that the State Drainage Association met at Sanford Florida Feb 28th &

29th and I was able to get thro three Resolutions to our members in

Congress First for a suitable Experiment Farm in the Glade' for whih
Uihe State is to give 320 acres .
Second a call for a new Soil Survey of the whole Glades .
Third for Govt aid in the Drainage scheme as a whole the same as
they are helping irrigation in the west .

Very truly Your's









FORT LAUDERDALE BOARD OF TRADE


FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
THE GATEWAY TO THE EVERGLADES" r. 4, 1916.





DcAr Sirl
It has been said by a number of people, who rarely attend
Bo.;-d of TrLle m.--tinr-, for laok. of time, or other ret.o.eA, that
the Bn:.rd of Trade in a useless expense and han not justified its
existence. We -vant to give below a few of the things that the Board
o. Tr de h .rc done in Fort Lauderdale?
The Board of Trade procured a cover for the Shipping Dock.
The Bo'rd of Trade and the Board of Tr:.de Committee secur-
ed the; cro-&tion of Broward County and it should be given or .iit for it.
The Boiard of Trade was successful in having the Davie Tele-
phone line put in.
The Board of Trade wais instrumental in forming the Everglad-
eas DrAin : L age, which has done good work in Everglades matters.
The work of the Board of Trade officer has resulted in
submitting to the County two road districts, whiah will give Broward
County one of the beat nyateme of roads in the St- .te.
The Board of Trade Committee raised the funds and had
printed 35,000 copies of the Fort Lauderdale Booklet, which has gone
to very city in the United States.
The Board of trade committee induced the city council to
re-organise the Fire Department.
The Board of Trade secured the removal of the loose rook
from the North Canal when it w ,e unavailable.
Joint action on the part of this Board of Trade and other
organizations wa3 largely raoponsible for the War Department withdraw-
ing it.s: injunction againAst the building of Evergliaden Canals.
The Board of Trade took a leading part together with other
organizstione in esouring a survey for the Dania cut-off c.nal, and
promise from. the -t>t:. otficern that this will be the next c;-nal to
be built.
The Board of Trlae ha-" had .a ign "Gite'.ay to the Gladees
placed un the rat!road right of way. Has had signs posted all along
the Dixie Highrway in Broward County, also h-as arranged for a sign at
Lake Muble to dirrot yachts up to Fort Lauderdale to buy gasoline or
other supplies.
The Board of Trade helped entertain the Congrensional Dele-
gation which resulted in the re-oall of the Fort Lauderdale soil our-
voy, ,bhich "*w-q very unfair anA prejudiced aA a public document.
The Board of Trade Committee prevailed upon thc council to
levy a publicity tax, -nhich is so small that no one fe 1s it, but at
the n ate tine has enabled the city to take part in the "Florida Firet"


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COL. ROOT. J. REED. PRESIDENT


RALPH A. HORTON. SECRETARY


FRANK STRANAHAN. TREASURER









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advertising campaign in all the big papers of the nWited States and
has reached every city in the United States, Fort Lauderdale being
mentioned in a prominent place.
Committees of the Board of Trade, and South Side Improve-
ment Club and the Woman's Club arranged for the Broward County Fair.
The Board of Trade answers hundreds of letters in the
course of a year.
The Board of Trade arranged for the Broward County cele-
bration, and the opening of the new School House celebration and en-
tertained various visiting bodies.

Figuring the value to Fort Lauderdale of this and countless
other things, which the Board of Trade has done, we feel that the
Board is worthy of your financial support and your attendance at its
meetings held the second Tuesday and the fourth Tuesday of each month
in the council chamber. The Board of Trade is here to help Fort Laud-
erdale become a city and we feel sure that you are willing to do your
part.

we find that your delinquent due" in the Board amount tb
( o We would greatly appreciate receiving from ybu this amount
as the Board has some very important work on hand and needs the funds
to carry it on.
Very truly yours,

FORT LAUDERDALE BOARD OF TRADE,

Sec'y.


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FF

r INDIAN RIVER NURSERIES
ESTABLISHED 1886
JOnN B. WEAOH, PROPRIrTOR
CITRUS TREES GROWN ON HIGH PINE LAND
ALSO IN-ARCHED EAST INDIAN MANGOES AND BUDDED AVOCADOS
BRANCH OFFICE AT TOLEDO. FLORIDA

'YAea wk 63a4ete, 5/ida,a /4/get.
Tr. L.TWlls,
Okeelant a, Fla.,
Dear Sir:-Your son was in to see me a few weeks ago
and I told him I would send you whatever buds you wanted of the various
citrys treee,whenever your sur took was slipping.This will save you
buying trees,to get the latest varieties,and cost you nothing.If you fail
the first time you can try again.
He spoke about trying some avocado and mango trees, and I gave him my oat-
alogue.If you will send me your order for what you want of these two
fruits, and let me know when to ship,I will send along with the shipment
a general assortment of various fruit and ornamental trees,which succeed
here, a sample of each,for you to try out in your expert mental place,and
beyond the avocado and mango trees the rest will only cost you the frt..
If you have time oome to my plaoe next week and take a look around.I am
only 3 blocks south of the bank coner,on thy Lr/ Front.
Yours very Truly, l '
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arha h,, 1916.


My daor Mr. Chillingworth:-

Your letters have been hunting merdwhleX was
right in 1.P.Beaaobh ave asked tr. Nickeaon to see
you, I hope to be beak Tuesday*

I certainly approelate your inteo-est,and shall
beglad to have a good talk with you when I get back.

Sincerely yours,




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Uar.5,1916.


My dear Mr. Callahan:--

Glad to hear from you. Have been holding
baok on increasing the hog ranch till we get more feed
growing.

Yes,I'm doing what 1 can to pull our section
of the Gladesxout of the jungle. We're hot after
the county road. Wish we had,more Glades buyers like
yourself who appreciate work in their behalf,and nre
willing to help. Have had three big meetings recently,
in LauderdalqW.P.Beadh,and Lakeworthrespectively.

Here's one wny in which you oCn help, I hope.
Fruitorest means tiie salvation of the Glades buyers,old
or new. I'm sending you booklet which will explain.
'e now hWve only about a dosen holdings of our 100
left. Should bedelighted to have you t1ko one or two.
Vy brother,N.Hl.Vill,Pryor,Okla.,',as prid for one,and
has recently wired for two, one for himself,and ohe for a
friend. An old buyer in Ia. having 7 already fir rvhich
hr hnd pAid caeh,wired for two mor,and thin xired (tel.
just read.) saying o sh would fol low. That helps im-
monsely.

If the Fruitcrest pl-n,or something botter"- and
no one has suggested anything better-- is not pushed
It's going to be a long ro-d to Tipperary" for the
20,000 Glades buyers. I hope you can cono inandabring
some friends. The opportunity is not likely to last
long.

Cordia lly yours,



Address Box 765,

'est Palm Beach,Fla.

















uayoh 5,1916.


-y dear Judge FlemingIa-
An travelling in the intere t of sales,roads
and other f.O. interests Am in my office a feo hours
to-day.
My letters of Sept.7,and Nov.30 ,Z find, I
quoted your balance at *39,52. 1Vy letter of Aug.17.
gnve a table of paymentoeto.
To Okeelanta to-day. Sack to V..lr'eaoh
Tuelstay Box 765.
Cordbflfy yours,




















'ar. 5,1916.


My dear ?:r. Lewis:- .

I may wint to see the I.I.Board in-a week
or two, if pr.oticble. If the ]Bord is scattered,
I should be pleased to see some of the leading members,
in oase I come

Can you advice me ns to th. movements of the
mem)ier3during three next two weeks?


Very truly yours,




P.S. Addreen Box 765
West Palm Beaoh.


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laroh 5,1916.




My deqr Mr. Huff:--

TJhan in W.Palm Beaoh go to the Frederick,and
ask for me or Mr. Nickerson. lie will be there if I am
not.

Mighty g14d you are ooming,and tiatbwe shall
hsve a chance to seeeaoh other.

Sincerely yours,


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Yt.Louderdole. fl. .HaPoh 8,1917.


My dear Mr. Murvin:--
Mr. L.V.Ruusellis going up on this
Mayflowernnd wll stop off in Okeelanta. Then he
may go on to Rittn nd HoorahnvMes If interested ,he
may buy tin sores or so. lie is n friend of Mr. Riak-
ard, the lumber mnn,
I hnve gone ovi.r ttp truitorest proposition brief-
ly wtth Mr. Russell. I hope you any havo a good talk
with him.and do your beso to intereathiIn.,ind make a
sale. I tell him Moordhivnn is praetionily the same
as whnt we havopaoept they have more money to opand,aee
recially in advertising. I emphrosize the foot that
he will huve to pay for that. 'e hinndl0 n buyer
yprppositionprnd mao cr-a sl AT CO'STwhioh, of corSe, no
oQmpiny selling for profit can possibly afford to do.
I have not learned the line of furmni: c-t'n t Mr. R. L
13 interested in. I hnve hnnded him c now folder
and told hira the dairy business should 1I one of the
safest and most prufiltbl,. Also,that here are
other lnnem. These you can develop.

If Mr, R. want. to go about*,LiwrenOe jn tnke him
ii -tet boat.
i ~te enclosed slip shows the tract avIlHble.
Do your best to make a sile.
Sincerely yours,








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.KANSAS CITY,MO PHILIP 8 DCLAN
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TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
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Gun.amL Aes Fro T .. OURAY BUILDINe
COM.. S LAI.cu 809 G STREET. N. W.
TeLEp .NE MA-,. 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 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 hav3 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.
2142 P Street, N. I., 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;
rand 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













It.Loaudrdale. Flla. .arnh 0,1917.


My dear Hr. Murvini;-,
Ur. L.V.Russellis going up on this
Mayflowerand will stop off In Okeelanta. Then he
may go on to Rita and Hoorehovae. If Interested ,he
may buy toin more or so. He is n friend of Mr. Riok-
ards, the number man.
I hnve gone ovrir tQp Fruitortst proposition brief-
ly vtth lr. Russell. I hope you any have n good talk
with hirmand do your best to Intereethim,rnnd make a
sale. I tell hli Moorehaven Is prattloally the same
as what we haoveoapt they have more money to spendese
eaially in edvertlling.. I *ephralase the fact that
he will hove to pay for that. Vl hunndp n buesr'.
prppoSitionipn so c-r '11r AT COSTwhiohi, of oilieano
oamypny selling for profit can possibly afford to do.
I have not learned the line of farm -tit Mir. R. I
is interested in. I hwve hnndds him Cow folder
and told him the dAiry business should )I one of the
safest and most ruofltabl,-. AlOn,th t here are
other 16nes. These you ca.n develop.
SIf Mr. Re w-vnt. to go about,Lawrenoo n n takke him
teflt boat.
Tie enclosed slip ahows the truct.- aiv lHble.
Do your beet to mnke a sole.
Sincerely yours,







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Department Store
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H. GIOVANNOLI.VICE PRESIDENT


DENNY B. GOODE. SECRETARY-MANAGER


DIRECTORS


CHAIN M. RENT
JNO O CRAMER
J NBUCE DAVII
* 0 PEATHERITON
W C PINHER
N IaOVANNOLI
ai OK RAVES


THE BOARD OF COMMERCE
INCORPORATED


LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY


March 6, 1917.


Mr. Thos. E. 'Will,
Okkeelanta, Fla.,


Dear Sir:-


Several days ago we received a box of grass, but as


yet we have receive no letter or any indication as to why this


grass was sent.


Please advise.


rs very truly,



Se etary-Manager


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DIRECTORS


J. CLAY HUNT
FRANK 8 JONES
GEO ROBERTS
FRED 0. STILE
JOHN G. STOLL
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Ft.Lauderdale,Fla.
March,7,1916.
Mr.T.Wills,
Okelanta,Fla.
Dear sir;
I understand that you have been doing con-
siderable experimenting with grsAs48.I have twice
tried to get Rhodagrass established in my muck.
So far I can not even see a sign of any coming
up,(I planted the seed)altho the first seeding
was over two months ago and the second about
three weeks ago.I read that you had it growing
on your farm and decided that you could better
advise me than the experts at Gainesville since
soil condition are so different.I am about to
try it again and also some DalJjs grass.The last
seed I planted I covered with a spike-tooth
harrow,onue over.I was thinking that it would
probably be better to not cover the seed at all
since it seems to be rather week in its germinat-
ing powers.Do you find the two grasses welljadapt-
ed to the muck?
I am enclosing a self addressed,stamped envel
ope,and would greatly appreciate an answer.
I am,
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Mareh 8,1916.


My dear Murvinl-e-Got road matter thra o.k. May go
with committee to Taliahassee next week t6 get land from
SI.Board.

If Mr. Howard is 3stll there,,r. f~ikeroon
is anxious to see him re a davalopmant pln for the 40
whiah he thinks would iun rset him. If practicable,
have him come here to tho Prederiok or have him write
or wire Niokerson here to meej him( Iowaard) anywhere ham.
dy,sty at Mauderdale.


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Xuaxxxx


Box 765.


Karoh 8ap916.
Dear NloYel -
Yours of the 3d.with oentrr.ot and $r0.00 ,
first payment on same,at hand. Rnolosed find copy
of letter to Dr. Quinn. Can't understand how you
failed to get desired information. Hope you will
see that the sale is not lost.
Will send you quite a news paper story soon
re road. 1Hope to write up and photograph tractor soon
Am rushed as usual* Staying here a little while *
Just made a flying trip to Okeelanta and back* May
go to Tallahassee next week with others as a oommittoo
to see I.I.Board re roid.
Should be tickled to death to have you get the
40-aore tract. I expect it to be a part of the Noe
Oke-lanta town site in time. It to right on the new "
county road na we got it through the Bo-rd of County
Conmr.ssionere yesterday. If you eelyou should buy
the Baker storetoo. We can plow the land for you,
and develop it together* You oan build good buses
iness up out of the store. It will be on a very Sl-
nortant corner. Th new county road will turn at that
point.
Bno.find contract.
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Dr.J.H. quinn,

PryorOkla.

My dear Bir:--

My brother n rote me of your inter et in takl
ing a holding in Fruitorest. It uoems that tile in-
formation I sent in reply failed to reach him, I
therefore hasten to write again

Your first two choices had been t.knn before
Norval's wire ar-ived. Your thirdd choice has been
kam set aside for youhowever. It ta No.52,and
application for it is herewith enolosediready for your
vignqtur,.

payment t-- last week in aroh, ls" UgBeestba, noug cue*
tfmary to make a small payment down, sy $.500 to
bind the contract This might be waived if incon-
venient.

Please sign both copies of contract,have same
witnessed,and return both to me. I will thon sign,
andreturn one copy to you.

Yoy will be pleased to know pur ne r traction
pulveriser is doin4 fine work on the Gladeseand that
we are now on the way to get a county road from the
County ert to our territory. I am here largely in
that interest. Please address me here at presented

Very truly yours,









Went Palm BDeacbox 765.
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March 8,9169.



Mr. Gee. OiHoward,

315 East Churoh St.,

Jax. Flt.
My doer Mr. Howardl--

Your brother went with me out upon the 7Pruite
crest tract,and then we visited the tractor in action.
He maes much pleased. He asked me to reserve holdings
64%and 65 till he cun see you. I am doing so. Tis
idee ,I undeistand,is that if you too are agreaoble,
he and you will tinkq thoes two tracts for cash.


I shall be
you come in with us.
and that we shall ba
plane


very much pleased to have both of
I think our ideas agree pretty well
able to work together on a oooperatti


Yuur brother found the Fruitorest soil in exs
oellent oonditicn as regards moisture,vegetation,and deea
He believes it can be broken with a gang of heavy turns
ing plows. '

Hoping to hear from yo u soopl remain, .

Yours sincerely,


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Uaroh,5,1916.


My dear Kr. Boeehti*
Am travelling a good now. ame in this a.m.,
and found $our wires X aocfpt,..28. Will Cash
soon.* Thank you for this. Pleae addroafs e at
Bux 765W,.Pals Beaeh. Shall be glad to have the cash,
as I have some payments maturing.
Had a nloie i ttle vie this morning with r,.
Gaylord. Wanted bia j) go up to Okeelanta with me this
afternoon,but he ie not ready yet.
Please note condition of N.Y. 80 on obelosed pi
plat. You and your people have 1-?,and 28,30.31.
Others have 8 and 25. Another man urgese me to hold
26 and 27 for him a little while. .ut 29 atends JtheyU
alne in Wee atSat of the Deedh prakegtits*
Now Er. Gaylord and I were wondering this morn-
Ing about this. Why oan*t you or one of your tried
take this and round out Iour holdi ge 9


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Kr. Raglar Bodin,
1826 eolrose, Chicage.

By dear Kr. BoeAnt-e
Rave been expecting to hear from you Our
tract ae till going, though a few are left.' 8Se
enolosed list.)

I hope you may get in with usand bring in
soae of your friends before it is too late.
The County COwmiessoners here yesterday
decided to give us a county road from sKee to Oke lants
I shall probably go next week with a committee from hoes
to see the I.I Board and enlist their help. The
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back to the weet iiWorPt~P rBs BIp t. This will help
greatly*
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March 10, 1916.



Dr. T. E. Will,
Okeelanta, Florida -

Dear Sir:-

We just received a letter
from Lee county stating that the County Commissioners
had granted the petition to extend the Bolles canal
road in that county and that there will be a vote on the
bond issue on the 18th 6f April and the indications are
that it will be carried.

We are writing by this mail
to find out whether the Bolles canal road will be extended
to LaBelle or Ft. Myers.

This is the first step to
make the Bollas canal road a thoroughfare across the State.

Mr. Bolles is ill and when he
recovers, he expects to go to YWst Palm Peach to see if we
cannot get the road extended even to the Hillsboro canal
so that the settlers along the Hillaboro, North New River
and Miami canals will have some communication without go-
ing out into Lake Okeechobee.

Very truly yours,

C/B OKEECHOBEE FRUIT LANDS COMPANY.

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A. G.-Bee cli, Marc]
Diepartmek t Store,
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SYftrs of -ixth received.-- ... e been travelling.

pay for your eighty thi s week. aM visit Tallahassee-.
'e:.- tth ine ~Vet Pa3m Bea di,harmera Bank and Trust Company?

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lraroh 13,1916.


Lr. G.H.BroTwn,
Glenn, OaLif.

UTy dear Sirt--
Yours of the 28th.ul. at hand. I thank you
cordially for your contribution of Five Dollars
toward the Town Hall. 'no. find roopte.alio bulletin*

I h)rvo passed along the li;ami c-nal just east
of your tract. People are farming o. th: oanal tioro.
I should Judg c you land in' dry. I hn-vcno doubt it
iz a fine trot* inve for an exceptional alligator
wallow-- which c-n b,? done away with.- all tho land in
the uprer Glades is fine. Pione,'ring howexrneeds to
be on the CO,--unity Plan( See margin.) Theo 1obinson
Cruseo plan is a failure.

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)aroh 13,1916.



y dear rYr. HulettI-e
SYour lettor of the 26th.ult w-a r-od. I am
hoping you may hove esonped th- frost of March 4-5.
I was homo at th" time. Some Lake peoplevere hurt.
I certainly hope ou may not find it necessary
to drop your Fruitereua holding. liold on awhi'o longer*
nnd you mny find things improving.
I enclose bulletin.e
Cordially yours,





BERNARD FAYMONVILLE. PRsiOEwT
J. B. LEVISON,ICviPlRsflolNT LOUIS WEIIMANN SICITYATV
THOMAS N. GARDINER. TREASURlR .ERBER1 P BLANCHARD Assf SiFLAFl 7
A. W. FOLLANSBEE, J., MARIN SECRETARY JOHN S FRENCH ASST 53ECnanv


AGENCY 4
FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCE COMPANY
OF SAN FRANCISCO

J' L. HICKSON
RESIDENT AGENT
GAINESVILLE, TEXAS March 13, 1916 191


Mr. Thomas H. Will,
Okeelanta, Fla.
Dear Sir:-
Your name bas been given-me by your county tax collector
as a person who will give me some information regarding the
everglades lands and especially some information regarding my 10
acres, He tells me you are tilling some land three or four miles .
from my land. My land is located and described as follows;
NW4 NEJ SEj Section 9, Township 45, Range 35, 10 Acres. Can this '
land be a.ld and what price will it bring? Do people come there
to 1lye? Do they want to rent these small tracts of land? Is
my land drained and can it be cultivated now? Is the land covered
by timAer or what kind of vegitation is growing on it if any?
What would you adxise to Ao with this land at present? Is the
town of 0keelantalaid off and any improvements at all? Any
information you can give me regarding it, I would be glad to
get it. I would especially like to know what you think of the
draiAage. Will the land ever be completelydrained and is ann
of it drainqdA_ ow?

Yours veyy truly,

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hve seen compqrntiv.ly little of Br, oll
inger. e haqve bpn at different pl meo mudi of the
"'one seen oompnrtlvcly little of totr. Bll

time. T hen last togetherhe thought Ito see rae;th:-
next Lk he-n he ah. been picked up by an auto and whisk-
ed to 9nytonA. wir- khirmwithout result.
,Inotbulletin mpy inttereat you,e specially the
school and road part. To-dny'e Post and Trop.3un amr
plify ro-d matter-- both ny etftff.

Prefer to have nothing to do with Ok.Corp.
matter unless necessary to tell whnt I kino- and show
correspond aine. Yourr. Bantz,1'r. 2nnnat al are in
better shape to push th e matter.

I hove only hoped of Band 0. that,hlvvine got.
t-n us in hhey might b' willing to do a little to help
us out. Am on very good terms with' tem.

The OkAddition plan was far and aray the eat
ever of ered;but,as teo sequel provd,not good enough.
Hence the qeed for a bettervis.,,?7O.
Your idea of thc Ok.Corp.eittition in muchl
lik',: mine" and also thnt of our frbend Smithl It's
1 bad mesas Looks as tho the land might all be sold
for txee or grabbed by som-,body.
Should be ,lad to attend tii" 'atl Cong.of
U"others. The progrr'm lo k) go.-d.

Will try 'to ascertain -bout Gift Land tnxes
to-morrow. ( Am still at '?.P.Beadi.) 7r. Smith
as Treas. arr'a report.


Cordially yours,

















March 13,1916.


My dear old HtlM-

Glad to have your letter of the 24th.ult,

Had a pleasant vailt with your father in Lauderdale.

lie told meof your work. It is much lilt things I has
been working on- trying to make the world a better

plAce to liven.

Am sending you one of my Fruitcrest bookliite.
Hope you will lilk it. We have a wonderful country
in the Upper Glades. It ie simply awaiting develop-

mont. My plan should help thiepn reatly.
Clad to seo the clinrings. Ar returning them
herewith.

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Ci ty.

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:'o' r,?ri ty i-1or (sta0y.
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Dorn, Werneediny f. !, ti: .i.
TLe-V tL-lurdmr'JniL rtout. f,"' A. ".
Prss Oke'l -n t -, tc tu i :ii: Lo t.;. :30 A.;f,2
following d-y. P0r' ,( 0. ;n..t i'rcounti) 08.00
'o- round trip.

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uart 13,191.6


Mt. A.dorrie,
Rosalyn,Va.

My dear Sir8-m
Mr. H.S.Tenner tells me you are considering
Prultorest. If I knew what hinders you trom ooa ing. in,
I should address myself to that. a .
Our literature tells our story.- up to date of
printing. Much has happened sinoes
We have carried our experimental work farand
have learned much,greatly to the advantage of all,
We have built up our herd of sows and piga,
and learned bow to raise a continuous succession of
feeds for them the year round.
We have devised and built our grent traction*
pulveriseronow on the Glades and expected to revolu-
tionize agriLulture there.
We have helped in building up the surround-
ing neighborhood,until now it includes store,Post Of.
fioe, school,Sunday school,barber shop,Notary's office,
eto.
We hwe paid for 320 aores of our lnnd,and shall
pay for 80 more this week.
We have induced the Sohool Board of the County
to build us a school house before fall.
We have helped induce the County OoniseLioners
to grnnt us a Crosse8tate highway from ."est Palm Deach,
through our territorywestwnrdultim-tely to reach 7t. A
'yere.
Te have advertised our territbry till its nmne
hqs become almost a household word on the coast.

We have PROV.D the 'verglades land to be tm-enie
ly fertile,and,with proper methods and maohines,easily subdued.

We are proving the URUITORIST PLAN to beTH PT.AN
ftr settling anddevelpping a ne-' country.





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What shall I add? If this io not enoughm- well,don't you think
it ought to be?

Read our literature,and then pondor the above, Then talk to
!r. Fenner,and **-

Deoide to become a PRUITCRBSTURI

Very truly yours,



P.S. Am sending you a paper.
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.y dl-:r 'r. earlx1:--
I iinveyour l' tt..r,id hli-v'- ti lk "' it; J"iwV
ri ,. .L .*L-va -I'i1 o v.rit 'on ;'r. '!ol iit;!l; r, i.'t 'r t:Y"-
in. Lo I :i'.lth LirL- oi, t ro d n1ithl iro. 'v 'lliln-
tiondt to '.ij, t*! d 'f 'ct: in tVL T rr chin ,'nul rak\l-l
JiiiLr t{.L :' ; h L" d. n ". T t, coch'Inrn;i ;'; ,n.:i.i ,,
,.7ttin 'nnvy dutly.l, --1 0 't.',. oil bu-..:-, ol, -rting


iJon't think lo. n riO .int I 1holc .you respolni-
'.1 fo t! i difflicltl, op -n '-:vo hi'd to dt"t.}. I an
Lihur<:ful *-'e -' L o7v -, '.ir..., n. ..'. *;,,d -'o";1 out
o&' t r"chin '.

It hiB lone beien -i rm;ttrw o' prirnoiT"' U'ith
V ; to0 c,,1 'n i., :.. o' ?.',y o." T"to -''v *' *'ine
to !,-tt-r h e condition. T M rill te no exci-ption.

IoT.ev.r, h!ope you' "l. corie:n1 r 'i .l'.ricu"1y
-*'i 'ti..-r '-: v:il1 1 t:> yo ot ondition ro-iri.:. .-'o
no-. 'ur,': 1. the ff.' t',v thi- col.; . .' ""7,v r ,. v. oi
y(,!!' Ic 3J th,. *crti -r? or tso-.t 'you f-"t';.- i !tiru, tied
j hi purchi r-. i.1l8o t t you" 0r'.i).y lit': th r"lade
cou't ry i"- t r..or -; 1-- fcun, JY"n tlit you r no.t'
perh anr bo' ter pl-ced .r: th-.t r-,-r:'. Lir'n ninc- you
C' clown. ^.-c ini 'i .. undc .. L.u..' '.- t y;:.L. I.i.C.
offer wiY ; qt-ndirn~ Ote. i ils pro1-.Lli- t ,,~;;(or
S:.' t ;,(.iu 1 .'R I i: ct nect 0 ; ..-r ,i t you: o'1i.1 lino
of --ork, t!i'q o." ).e 'I !,i'. t n ft 't It.. b *ith-
idr-wn9 l? t w oun nece .hQ rn.-
YQr diy, tr -vciul 'o.o 'o'1.-' f. nt d-- u our
nP- ruchool l..ildir' ,to 1- up L.iu.r 1;. or in-- o." schooll
n-xt f-1.. Furtirzr, l hvo youN 15. 7! '!;or y1o,,1 ;d a11
t o.i *' tr-n-port-'tiori ir.oonTy P o;;P Ar; in, Coa.:
rmts io.ia-rr r nt 6d '. t' ro-d.
"r. ,o ,'vI -, tht.-.r'e r -ovin." t, '. -t; i t -
ri,- t dir 'ltion. 'e nr, ioi'i tn win out. .- lnao
'don't ".<,v. us J,-'t '"" -.n c,.- lon,- c. r lifting I ney
rid- th-.. t': :u-.ty Co-r'iaioner naslcd me t-,eatr T-1"y to rivo t --l n et.
'.irt-t- of n-t ill cot .: pl t h". e tir' :'ollea ro-d -'ith St.Augun-
tinr, qrs. i y ou. 1' 1 d if you,, r. iltonn otf."?r- could 1 flgu"-: on
i-. If t :'y r rt u- ir on job lik tilissit "1ill nro-ridr- -orl for all our
-0o ' --in, -1 i t roor for n aon" ti.,-. uoh of thi g asa- '11 11- I .- to :,o
St in,,d on ti- co-at. ".o firur-, qSiouul i vI. eotirr.t' s oi' r:r,"':inT' tlo
id'i oil:, ,'md tl.'ni of t top w911 nd should oiL-o hov* much one,- n a
ul. do p r d-y. 1qw 'Jnm gain toi--y,iHr, is mud bit'or.
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"r. (.'V.73adcir,
!Iartl nd i a.

11y dear Jir --
I reprot thst travel h l pro-ventid ay ;~riting
you pprpiptly. ;IowevvoJr tn tn lik o0: ortunity to
enclose you literature, including Ta cts Avnilable."

You will not,; that but little o Fruitov~st ro-
iraine umsold.

You will notefurtthrthbjil it is a Ir.IrS'
PHOPOL'iTINapur" and. :i.-plepin 'i7?'lol r -.rpeoj it is unique

Our members ruceive no t only l;nd but much more-
the hel-p of an organize tion,Licluting. pioneering done
for them in advance. Also,a:; into ?t in a valu:.bl
trnction-pulveriz ar, Unrga hous&-Lboat.a motor boat, .
oard of 6 :;ows and 42 promising little, pigf,otc. In
additionthsy inherit a iund of' pr-otic7..l knowledro
which might easily cost tl;' raw ~ir:."Or,.'orki' on tie
.obinson Crusoe p-i'n,irny h indlrcde o" doll 'r.

If intere-ted, seell fie glad to hear from you.

IVer truly your,


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.re. Anne Wares NHotf nan,
Santn Cruz Calif.
Dear friend and Comradel--
I was pleased to receive your letter. While
in Calif.,I wish you raighit meet some of mry people.
My slater,Urs. Horace Bell, lives in Soun Diego. An-
othr sisteroUMrs. Hettie L.Anderson$lives in Fillmore.
There nave grown-up children.

The enclosed bulletin will give an idea of how
this. are coming 'long wltlh us. You would not know
our oountry now.

I certainly ap relate your feelings over the
lose ofi your ih sbnnd. f was certainly on, of nature's
noblemen. I often think how different result might haVe
been if he could hpve anteted more fully into tho
spirit of the Ner Thought teaoinrg. I giving much
attention to it noweand feel deo.ply the value of it.
It ieem8 to me he might have been saved to us for
Mrny years.

I hnvenot yet heard from nesare. Sutton and
Sutton on the 30.00.
Hoping you may yet be able to spend a nint ar
her with us1d roremain,

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Maroh 15,1916.


Mr Warren Smith,
Oko elants,Fla.
My dear Mr. Smithll-
The enclosed bulletin will, I trust, be inter-
estintRto you.
S., ou spoke of possibly taking a fruitorest hold-
ing,' e nhve about a dozen left* If you want one,
I shall hb very g Udto have you core in b"ofore they
are all gonna. You will hnvo the distinction of b ing
th9 firtt native Floridian to join our Aasooiation.
X enclose a list of Tracto avnilnble.

Very truly yours,























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nema 13301916.


NMr :eIO GOlsker,-
'9 it 4S8.14.,.
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Dear Si l.-
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At present, M of hnadling my Pw terent propoeitltn. A
little later T plan to put on a strictly T Lot
prepoitteon.and Ihall appreltate yor help*. KR E d.lI
I Mall preserve your ltter,adl shall beglad to rmana
On your mailing liot.


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rato will .be fair fo." plowing. A preume,$8.00 --
$10.00 per acre. Gas hYs gn uyou knowh.a e
should .' t-ke the job by the acre,and stay withi it till :
done. It lies h.ndy to us...
Sh-ll .a gld to ret -,11 we a nn fo theTownl .
Hqll.n is rr arra-nstill omring 1-' a i.ne
Ye h wra gnot to rbeeivn the cards er nd lit-

At interet to no you e ir bought mor.in pese .n
Us. ioh you or your friend.- ripht yot into ruit-
orcut. That th o fr ynd nwt y the ,bet Glades propo*it i
eition that has ever I-en, offered. .]

Must hvO !, lot of plnto of ie'3o Okeelrnto run
don'. It lies finely. oR idence lout rm. frar.
O3.O0 i o 27Ind to .0 Inclos bulletin '-iol nhown reasons
why lot. thrre should l ro in value. hl-'l" bo lnd
to hnvp .,(In '---t in r-it us thor '. Conal ...frontn go
in our ncirhbo, ood in ainr. o be hird to F A in fu- li
tureyou.
ture.


Cordially yours,
















arch 3,19O16.


Yr. Jozioh willer,Treas.,

.C., MIr.a

My deRr Siri.-

foure of the lat.at hbna. Thero ia very lit-

tle dhnig with the scattered tracts in tvi Gladoue

I mm working on a pln to ri eaT: lsnd- in that territo-

ry oultivabl a sind Itbhit- 2al s ''t .ccoMplisheodl there

io hope for enm like your customoru.

The -'cond tract yoa nT:.a ias "eli locit-dand

should, in tiiebe vrluabl.

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*' r ?'. J, D.vis,
Le'1is, Case County, Ia.

Dear Hadum:

Your favor to Dr. T. il. 7111 has br en
i.Jndo(d to me to snruwor P.. I Un in the dovelopreiit 1iusines
in his vicinity. I note t,'at you dreire -ore thorouw-i% in
formation concerning our part of teo ''vergladew, and I am
glsd to tell you SOLCG utatters of interest.

.y rCrorrin, t t ti.o pas ot; ite haok of
t':isa lqttsr hoed, yoj will uwiaorve Lr't ll Ci-eolnarta
is loctouU at tii .JuictL o:, Ol L. or t. e'.r" ivr iCtnal
and the .,I)lies -ro.'.'. ,lanal. in .section 35, -'ilich corner s
oeution 27, or w;uat is known as the 1Pruit-ro't Necticn,
;ow -we hinvo Just Lad tace .'ouLIy Ti;'w.y fron ca t Palm
..each to to46c jouthi shorn of Lake 'ecd.tobo n.::d on by
two routes to t'-e 2.oo Eounty li0e, frr: t*rnice it is to
ro on to .ort oye.-a, 8 eolh.red jr Ltie '"uurty .Co.-.Aic. t.,ners
nnd this iignh'ay io routed to ru:' rlo-smj tie ,aet fsido of
Lonw Okeel:iita on the 'Voria :it "rt 1 ''.!, r:nd C1our the
:joutli side of tie towrn on the 0.olln .'rial, :30 t.lat our
New Okoolaita in i 'daily .oL ted.

I T tPi ;..-:.e.c cross : 'prr.., f .' rodre to
tLe '"est of t'i0 tev; (ke-lanta ?o.n.i 'e, I hrnve 40 nores
rwhic'i 1 air offering for s-.le on the t'ol Trir teTrra., and
I 'am sure from: 'tiat you i.jve 'aid i, your letLer that my
pl.ni is just -:. '.ab jru' -:"' .'. I o0rov! y'oi tie, forty ('0)
acres at .,125. per acr or .or .'5,000, anid I a o &uIe iut
it under a ,ii,.i s.ate.i 'uti Latior, hohS-fCr-o..ci1c it,
sowing to a F3oud forage crop and stocriiig it wiith regia-
tored hogan for brooding ptirpos.e. I n-rce to keop tVie
tnxen paid during the t ri,: of -y 1.-lno, nay for five years
or longer, and to shnre mny not profit in the hop-rri sing
buiRinoeC wIti you, a) Towing you ono-fifth or 20'. rit tilO
end of each year, that is one-fifth of t1:e "et Profits.

.'ou in t;his3 tay have an inc,.re- inve'otient
from the begin ing, and I agree that this incor.e 3hiall
not fall under Six percent (G,) on your investment on the
avernpe during; the rti' of my contract rithk you. I pro-
teoot you in your investment by Ihaving you niace your pur-
chase price ini ern-ro' in "lie Parmers ank and Trunt Co.
of 'eset Palm Beach, or any bank you nay eleat, till I se-
cure you a warranty Deed and abstract ot title. moreover r
.500.00 iu still left in escrow after you rot .,-:r 'leed
till I perforra My obligation in cultivating; a-d i'ncing
the land and stocking it, at nhioh time I will r;ive you
a lien on the stock to protect you for your share of the


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" oifits I mention above.

'ow, ra. Davis, tVise -eans to you a oafe investment in
land that will be worth at least $200 per sore as soon as it is
under cultivation, cad will soon reach a very rmuch hiiiI-er price
as the road is completed and other improvements aunoar. At the
sa'e ti-e you a--e assured of at least 6" interest or your in-
vest.r ent, and I confidently opxpot it to be several tires that
after the first year.

'"o liavo demonstrated t;-tL rtir can s'bo rai od do-.7n hore at
a very low price per pound, and yet our mirlret it: f;lod, and our
profits will he i-:'rienas, and of course, you know hogs turn into
rioney faster tvln anilost anything else we r,.nir(t consider. One
ran in our vicinity Jhas- rj.id that ho can rnise por7: at thle x-
tronel y low co:'i oi' orne r,,]3 o:i-hialf ooant por pound lirv "eniht
Should the court rn ua ',m!ch. ra3 thr-w or iour uento p)or pound the
profit .re still very 1-rge rnd quickly obtained. "To have pled
plenty of grain .ind forage crbps growing tRe year round, and
thore is scarcely any ecpenise whatever in tle '**y of g9slter.

As I hinve otJer- considering g tti3 very n';tsotive tract
so r1ll '.cnatud, it wi i oe ?:eli for yo- t wir.re rno if you do-
.ire to cuILt ide;r LU,. ;:CPr L.i l Jar picee. I h1.ve two or three
other tracts of 20 to 40 acre eacit in the vicinity, but con-
sider tlihs the rost attractive aq it lies :SrG well in rotation to
'ew O(:oel: -ta. Yru 'asi:,l1y ann.;ot fail to niMakoe /ol. or; thio ri.lt
fro.. ,1.? pRa-t, na :'re kT'r tle equiq':.ntrr reudy, to r;o riri;t ahead
witi !Lh 'Iuve tlopr.cnut nIow.

As .. 'i1 .. uic~ ar--e iLoi.JL '..ty fro., h ,6e ?. tL:i ti'e,
and r. y.I;. :,ave 0not deJscribed tue locatio;i of tUe lands y,':. re-
fer to in y.u ,r letter, we ire ir no in viosi tcor! to :rn:;ror 'son-i of
your questions. L /you will. ki 1:j!. -ive 'ri tli i:n or :-' nto-,
we 'hal'. ., vte y c2:'d to 1 % i. .'. bto.ove-r in,.'"or'.tin.: W are
in po-ition to cive. Y', arwn quito correct in ."r" idea ma to
-&rlPt t:'e .le ort oce-ld ;J:. i:.ns. "'isy di ot :ivL or part
of ti **' county t.he rulili ity ? wo *.re uni:itlo ; i.L .u-a. ri hone to
9 'on ] -',to P p-per puOliu,4' .;:. o.r :;-i, ;'i;n:; A ill. ~.u yet, we
nre but a crude rural district nRvinp a onclool, nost of ice,
store, otary publ ic, arershop, -.n .ru pbhi..ir. -\o oroction
of a Town :fall aa a o;-itre around ;;,ichi to :';j;ild Oaour !'e? O:eP-
l-.nta.

''rusting that this in'or- t Lior. is ,.Ihat you desire, irnd thlat
I may receive word from you :s to vy'ir inter .-;t in ny proposition
I am

Very respectfully yours,


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Marah 13,1916.



My dear Mr. Werneri-

Yotra of the 29th.ult wse read. Thus
far,I am onfining my attention to pigs and poul-
try. Yr. J.M.Baker,P.!. at Okeelanta,seom? to
be interested in oattleand I shall rfdor your
1-tter to him.

I may wnt to buy a good Duroc Jersey
boar soon.

Very truly yours,


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3t, 4arys, aalsa3,Mar, 13. Lij
Dr. fhol-r 3. CWill,
3keeLanta, Fla,
Dear sir I see in the "akewort4 Herald rfht yo-. Ia/e them
?eole a. lct:lre .. Ad I tice-:at other times that t)i have
beei tryi'l to Awakea an interest For the benefit of the-err -.
Hlales3 8at it seems to be :ihLLL 31siness. It appears that the
)-Ly thizr the c)onithaer 9-atLmbeach coauty are iltereste5 Li
13 iicreas raxatLotl a 1 speil the -niey aLoar the East esSge
hoaste, aul Let the Ever;Lales take care of themselves,I
3eLeive a good pi'a- for the Ever~lades Voald be to 2?rm a
le.c..'-aty take west eid of ?alibeach coaity aii east )f Lee
C(aity,,A-d forrm aa rerrLaje county, rhat wold keej tne
fax to be speat oa tne EvergLades, Iistead.of0 o trie east F .-
'est coastes,f 'a iew coa'-ty coatl iot be Tot it .night wa
ie ap the commissioners so as to 3et so' e RojI_ built,,
I have foar tracts of laid iai tav EveryLades ai w)a-L naie
Sha-i so ne T it i Tpn.)ved before now if.there was en/ wa/, to
itaila i'atil there are r)ai-s the EierrLajes caanot be settLed,
A-1i it appears that the State 3over-iTiett is trying to e7ade
the c)ilitioas apoa which the 3.er-Lales were Vivei to the
State in the first place, I believe tnat an iavestigatioa by:
by Coaress o'.sht to 'be asked for, I am Soiax to write to our
Coi-ress.nai)le of oir senators, a-t request them to lto) it
2,%We boiyht this Land aader certain promises from the state
w'N it a>)ears the/ are Aot 0oii to redeem taase promises ,
Ak .-i Less we ?at ap a fight ve wiLL be bea- t It of it,
I H-IDe you wilL -be able wake ap the comir, ,ssioners so as to
do somethi-n for the Everglades rw. isit that they collect
fifteen ceits an acre draiinae tax i ?PaLmbeach county and
only fire__gcets in Dade coaity, Ithoauht the drainaae tax was
a state tax a.Lie in all coLuties,
S Respectfu'LLy yours,:


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Your letter of the ( date esins) at haads,
I assure youth awm delighted to oear from youtand to
read your words of cheer and aneoorageimet.
You should receve another p eer.* the fl*
so enolose a bulletin.
The ol te and soil of the Glades are hard
to exaggerateo. However r gthe g wital onegRobijuf tS
Crusoe method of settt;ng and developing the 9o9l*$,
against-which I have so.long Lntnghedhao now proved
its inadeqaaoy. A better way is essential. If
the Pr terest plan does not point to itl kno of
no other. I tell my asutenoes that if anw one knows a
better plan hope he will launch itsand I will hlp
him boost it. But nothing laen will answer.
7ortunatelyfor the people having holiage a
the neighborhood of this settlementethe benefdto of ta
7uatoerI t plan will spill out over for thmnUpte It'
haos already done so.as rany now recogstse.e I enl
wish our membarhip were larger that we might do mne ,
and more general,good.
With this plan,the little tract aeshouldestt a t.
time,afford a livelihood for its owner He 1oeOUldl s
howeverand if possiblehet while the eponeljattal
is in progress. IndivLdual ampe rmentaon ,wg$th ti
srlary outn offin danereous. eot is the eoly pltan
,and aompnptee have to offer.
The BvergladSl will make a wonderful ountr
There is work espeooially hand work-- to b'- done.
And cooperation is e seatial. .' iX
I long prenhed this doctrine in Wadi Lgton. SomeI presume,
thought .e viionary. They have bf to o th o oke o thae have re ulted
JI&I n oa"ma Lt t bea nvne-l ].9 r receive any *or*e
I e iuifdesfolot oeflter. Yo opo ..

Aain thanking you for your kind letter ,and requesting to be reo
membered to Mr. Holdens, omin,
Your elnoerely.
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uarch 14,1916.



Buokeye Niurseries,
'mpa,Fla.

Gentlemen a--
Will you kindly send your catalog
to ir. i;dw. A.SIarriorPoterburg,.Y.,a0nd
oblige,


Your very trl.y,


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F.F. BOLLINGER,VIcE PREST.


S.W.BOLLINGER, PRESIDENT.


e WMACH IiY,
pMANUFACTUrHS.


OFFICE WORKS.
FULTON BLDG. AMBRIDGE. PA.




March 14th, 1916. j



Mr. Geo. E. Searles, :

Okeelanta, Florida.

Dear Sir:-

I have Just reached my office this morning and

find your letter and also one from L.E.Will, and the broken gear.

These gears were made by the R.D.Nuttall Comany of this city,

we believe the leading gear makers of the world, and were sup-

posed to be practically unbreakable,

I am taking this gear out to their works this .

morning and will do all I can to have them make same inpedfately

but do not know whether thi s possible. Shall, however, get

the gear at earliest moment and express to you.

Regarding the turning of Tracter. Will say that .'

possibly it would be best to have the gaeolene tank back in its "
.A2
former position, as that would let the front end ride a little '

higher and bearing would not be along on the ground; or,

another remedy might be the placing of the little plates under

the bearings of rollers running on lower plank. These plates

were sent along for that purpose and expected to put them on

if found necessary. This would make the Tractor rounder and:,

would bear harder in the center, hence would turn more readily. i

These rollers extend down in the center out of a straight line lIj. *

In my sketch of Tractor, I have made these about 3". so it ..& io
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Mr. Geo. E. Bearles.


venient you might place these plates under the bearings.

Very truly,


STW,.B.DA


SHEET No 2







J S'..olT LEWIS SECRETARY


OFFICE OF THE
CHIEF DRAINAGE ENGINEER


F C ELLIOT CHIEF DRAINAGE ENGINEER PARK TRAMMELL GOVERNOR
EX OFFICIO PRESIDENT
W V KNOTT COMPIROLLER
J C LUNNING TREASURER
T F WEST ATTORNEY GENERAL
WA McRAE COM RI & SALESMAN
TRUSTEES o0v INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT FUND RUSTEESBOARD0,COM.S
AND
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF EVERGLADES DRAINAGE DISTRICT

OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA


TALLAHASSEE. FLORIDA. March 14, 1916.


Dr. Thomas E. Will,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida,

Dear Sir:-

In reply to your letter of the 5, it will be impossible to say
where the members of the Board will be for the next two weeks,
but you will be apt to find them, or at least a quorum, present
the first and last days of the week, probably the 20, 24 or 25
of the present month, and if you intend to make a visit to Tallahas
see to see them those would be the best days to come.


Yours truly,


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'y de-r "r, .c '.l'iutrl-

\pr, pn of t, tr.:,%-tor sit'-tlion, I soulJd
,lv -. -nd ..- re~r tlt, th1. clutch rail' to viton
t'I fort- 'r tYttic- of V & tt' ator. L".? result isp rid
to 1)b :'T *t .1,,- ahir~% -,1i loo dinfrv ir-,t -vn.lk oft' the
,.- n. ; drovrii'.. t t ,r. rj-rpth o: t-o canal.
i- ) :, o ,c:Ufl: ,in' to ;,I a-r'lvnt;d at all zl- r.:d.3.

I 7 w. .pn u.t- u -t ;m .t' r n.- in :'. it loo1 %3

'ofl' iIl. -'d or'n'" r f .y "';iiLL t.. i ,- pre'. s- i, a iy'l o;t p o2 bi
ito'-y -ri:; o" -f3, .... t.h t't" ,'l i';.i,'*i.tu- 0 *hiih
,' "n**i. :' . -. . : li ', 3hou 1l.d 110se
io' t, .*c:'n "3 -'; t:i : ;..'.n- oi o ou.' pureeSB if poe-
"',. r ( *" y '." sti In,"tt. ?n' i l. uce .' r tu I:tlo
t1iin :-ronrn ',o: 01. 1 -cno--. 1 ho 'r of othor fuetla
"*c,." 'n*:"if,. r. 'T*i "*L' n: ,or l., ca .. t-'1. a

It "'" M :r i t o'ni- lond iz too Ie avy for
or" ,- .* t'"'., lo- o J '" s l'5u.n li ht.;iied, it seefTi.,.
'o t : limit. ;: p art t-'i.ntc n-nT?.en17 is to A*tcai4
otrr ng-t. .r. th-. tnine. -.i c-rt'?*i -. hop,-, third. o'rin 1-'
.A.oo. -t *' rc' nonbl ;'- rio .:d in a re.son abl- time.
V T r'" enrr;rr to gr--t tJ-inge to'Otiner s:i '.OU P`. 3 i-
'.L "ly? .) '..-e* ? r7 t to er0 -'0 !.r. jSe. les.
1 '"/ at to ful f- our con'tr-r ut6.
3) .e '-nt. -, +.o --.vp ,.r- r-putntion.
4) ;re *' --nt.to '--pket!..-- c in r,-,y for
iteolf rnf ern f n cr'r ri-rney.
51) 1 '7"-t p opl ,o feel e lJI t not h-
ing: .uccondr 111i- .-uce,"ndth thl' P-.C., w'.y of
Jolinn thintr IP t. rs1rt-.oneouri x '-'.

or 1 feool t:- 4, yo,, -n"'. jri't. dc ply .-, tor'es
ed 1" -1 tir V a ." P "n poaorihly 1c,"-'o t'"t you will
1PC'3 m; nA utonT.ii vn,!rrf-i'- n (P( .^ tQ'(."r.-t i.1 o Ritp cn.- pe
a.t t ee rlie": posnilr. mom"*nt.

For 17r. Searles to l--ve ucan.d ri t'" the ox*-
lfmlrtion tint h dir' It im inly because te ? Vchi.no wB sa biig idnannoint.
*-nt,would hit fl of us IARD. Yet thnt i tisr fr-m- o -fin,' no-., Ag,1in,
t would probably involv- us in huntinr- up .iomenen., min ip mnighit rv'vonly
7-'R intetat ,nad -"irhit wreck thitt-7 and [o 1-is wyv. e ought to iA vo n
Hc:' t.IT,nd T.'r. G. is tiht u"n. He hcq write1 long for t'e oor-in, of the
nvolincIno.? we riut keep hi"- if we c-in.
Cordially your,





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Sy derr '"rH. ;JrJ:--

1~ v i '-..-, '-r.'v-'1 jinr. lr- rood de.?l, nd In :ve
h nc :: n :l. ct "t ':y car '-t .)ondence.

I ncr !'i. 'noi~r'; nflonc to r Ec my pnyy mnlc. to
t':n t, hte. T'ic 1- 1 i- -'or'-'-.'nt rcnr youto: by wire*-.
0s51'7.00 I tld Ac 1 ,i .r'-9ve i.Tre ( Vlc:rst P.lru. '. oah)
TIVradpy .oriin o-.T! !"'11 h .s 'ee, 'to ,iu- tn-a.r thnt
ni.-.it iid t ,.i: : : tir-: : [ t '. ..;"I r'. '7 th
-'thloh 1 co businer;se. i wi o (0 epli-. to t';-- t' .i doG
v lopFnnt v;ork i ar- J uL. i1.i oi t .rr.itory,-n .aJk thc-a
to aTo1- -. 0 t ir o1n fi..ur' pWr, :Y-. :3i1 0i 1 ay t.i'it
11 Vor' V7u ar doij '" i "' -. :tr i. it-
ab). i' for,'t, mort to tV' r t;1." t r. flo y 1 i pCy
inr' .n 'it t c-'no"t do +.:. A ork i.L U:,'t iL-
-.ust priv ic'i clor. -'ii ; co-int" t stirmItioin to r- 3J.inc
money. T .cl / t". *""7 'qp t'O 79GI 0 .afo s1.v20i
i-V propo i tLion. Aiiot',:J l':. '-'y *,o-- 'il'l ,o fr t o':"-


Tr flu.ni 1- p.Vono hrire ".n0 Uisy C .OU1' bc ,X1
to give I:' rr'.or" tiil ,etpn i- ly s.nc- I p" t'.'" ire-
tca 'e:t or def vrod p y n rtr. They any th! :.II. doo'
t. Lt ri..';t --lo1 "it h it. 1, -i buy,:-'P.

Uow -w :.nt t: '" you *.o hK-!1 e.Gip,,cial._y on
tni~:' !tter. I did not krno.; til' to-nilJit thit I wpuld
os0* This money c 'i-,:rand I n-'-rn-'d 1i7 *i wirjthit the
roard would he in oes~ion. T',-y 'Will. ,11eo.t 2riy j or.
3aturdqy of thi9s We-1-ku-t ',t-.ut the 1.i.:: you will got
this Irtter. It i" not n fivor j. .-" -"kin l t;1. n.
:'y oou.dl well af"ori to don t~-" thL- T'nu to rr,, ti'int
1 **!: bu;in:z:T I'! th-r,i vicn' of' whit t.' i:orL I rd: do-
in,g willj--ean tu, tli-m. 'Ib,"y have much indru to aJll.
'Thlo oRe has been ruined hythe mrnthlod- of. '~'n:r coo'.-
nies vlwho hI've .ol1d,at high profit9'-l, l to sc. ttkrC?
iuy:ra '-ho ?fter-'rd coull io't *jr t, Thin !q!d to a reraction- of sa nti-
nent,rind in conisoquenaethi ccTIp--nies, t-t l-nid and the 3tato peopi3. thrrrsolve
ive been cond -mned. 1 Pm lnunhir,- a pl-n th:it ar.ould h-lp to o?-'0 titer al
I 'sk only for a 'Crlsor'hbl- ~X ti-" th-t I mrpy mature anxd "o.rk out tlhi'
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The tractor is R fino machine,but pretty heavy for it4 nine.
7e m.y we to exohlan"'r, the enrinr for i:e vioJr one. '1he t!zoro -r:.s ax
bee a T:.nll break that has staoped op'-rnt'ion-" :' : -' timt. plieongine
is good,-ndt.ie -chi .e evnv, t1) o groun I in .leg-n t Thape. thihk thit,
-'it;1 ferr o'mnoiowe nshll finr t'v- r" :;.inr is ell ri:igLt.

VJe h-voscor-"i 3 vic-oary aoire1 1, t-.-. i.atter of the Crose-:3t-tot re.-d.
We hid to yield som ethinr to Io:iijt .ii- 1. rv ni, I.--'t "unt 'd It ,.,n t'-o AJi.ore
of to Lake,ilntead u, h-i vii.r ii v-'-a ou-r' 'l- .co,,7i:' 1.2 miles o0. r.o-d
l1-ve lareddy beon built. ioaev. rv. ot.. 'ou' r".'un-. nre no": to .,:: **'.,:i,
ind thepdopl. nre uw it.x'. ,. it. i0 l,.ievc tL', ro- d c-n,at. lpt,'' built.
1hini'p a part oflfZx iVy ;Luliinor 63in T-' 1-t've. I ''-nt to:i-; t!!C' ;itca-te
people to hIAlp un build! t, rood. I -i.-13 .r r .:1d 1t 'v .- yn hctl.' or
thnLt,too. T'Ie. nc.-vr proz.is,r to i-1 if n,- Yc' n-o. r routo.

Again t.1 Coounlty .ic) U L o ut ',-i 1 v',V a .r' to auJil. u a Frein'inol
hous- in lIeT Okeel nr.t' noxt .s1ur. er., Ti1. ':. t, f.'n, o -.r 'p.I rinv :
beforin thelri nnu nt .,tin ? O ?e 1 fe-!. n.clL .1"iI. ';'
h)ve givoni good p-' .I -7 stor.i ?7 ;" -' .'. c" n" 1nt't'yo' onI .
I h~id a very .;r-:o -i .n d ''-n- n 1o-t h -: of 'o71o' I wrot
you. 1 fe-l lhe- a.- t'. r r t -' i 1 ii. :iif i lt. I ]v1te
studied him .-uite clonnl.- 1 i- r .I -'-. f 1. 1 :' .t : ".n :'i-ionf-r c t L n'.
hIeart. !lor ove ,il is i:woJ i.L i *- .. tt'rn. 1 :d "it" 'ii barot llr
who h--d oritioized hii to :-.- V. r n ov' "' :e:'1i i' to:'.;.t
he would no, t uin-n ropri i 1 1t! '' .' ;. ,' r
in e instt-,rr,sP1 ntt'd no ir'ne o\f t .i o r'or ". I didl not T 11
him wh't h-ld ac-tu-l.ly ooiro .. r. r'un i, t '. f-rom -y gotttin
thi-, exttn til nm, from the Strte in that .il?. ho r bl- to mnnnly nonr-y
y self thint oUier-iasc iny be inquirxo r ', 'Wt, --. 0o t~'-r1 "f to 1'i". 1 Vnt
to enve a ifrs:~r.ion, tiLo.-i: it cost!' .' noT',: irroalry of *i': o-7n. n sure
'o ill p-; it Ci-C ili c C I 'I I' ;- r.ot, T f;iol*,',- r'-t!,Fr lose it
th-n .lnve UiW trouble o'cur.

This rnn i- studying and procticinr g r'l princip 8 very cr'-ot 'dly,
and it seems to r;lie i muol in orr -ist -n ol ,n.n nh.. I lCwn- tto
- lesson will (o him, good. h(e h -rood r.bilit.y i- tir lin - ir -nde.v-
orinr to work on. ila has don- so not-'b'l wor'k i.' t' n nt;!.o--"verhl
hrs found hin elv .* r-t olut-ly stop -ed for -Imont 3 yenr f'n'l it -or nv'O
mako so': n.-' deep'r:-te. I heli v- h1- nill cove through,--nd aucreere.
I want tolieln him,but he mu-,t not ruin hirself,-nd involve other- 't thie
e'mie timn".

I am usinT your -ffirn. tion F: .. ive ,nli-o purch'-a-ed ROr e vTry
fino litil -p m-Tpl -tn frov. the Unity plopl -- t'.o L eaux Arts Series."
I find thlr, vory Il"pful,ne I certainly do you., letters.

The firnt of April is approaching. That is the date on which :.r,
.thitney would neoe his $200.00 I :"-enot heard from hir. r :ently. I
trust you v'il: -eeph:n ih nind. I should be gl-d to le.d to hii:~ if "1.le.
\t present,'-r not. Still, the infinite Supply in ours.
Sincerely yours,





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