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

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

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University of Florida
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FRUITCREST (FLORIDA) ASSOCIATION
THOMAS E. WILL, President and Manager
mutualism
VERSUS
OKEELANTA. FLORIDA commercialism
The Fruitcrest Plan
OF
Settlement and Development
LAND OWNERSHIP: The individual owns l.i- farm tract and building lot. The community owns the forty-acre Central Square. GROUPED AND ORGANIZED: Buyers arc riot scattered, but
GitouFJtDj and organized into an Association,
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT:
They choose a Central Manage-If'gNTj whom they may also remove. PIONEERING: This Management cares for the Common Interests, including the PiOM BERING; 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 JL'O.po Per Acre, while neighboring lands sell at $05.00 per acre or more.
MUCH FOR LITTLE: The buyers' total average outlay for Land, Fund and an Unriiailed 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: This
community is expected to organize surrounding territory, Spread Over the Ever-<:i. vi>i s, and become a Model for the settlement and development of new countries elsewhere.
W.P.Beach,Fla. ,::Tch 21,1916.
!rr. Eerie, Davi e.
My dear lrr. Earle;
I hear that you have a. duroo jersey boar, or two that you might sell. Ia this correcbt?. If so,will you tell me a little about the animals: Weight, whether register ed,price, etc. I may want one.
Very truly yours,


FRUITCREST LOCATION ^
ON SECTION 27, (below) AT THE HUB
FKUITCREST FACILITIES AS TO
/. TRANSPORTATION: (1,1. and 13) Laudcrdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway: connecting, by rail, with (5) Sanlord-to-Jacksonville Boatline. (3) Florida East Coast Ry. Extension, to F. E. C. Main Line. (4) St, Lucie Canal (proposed.) (5) Jupiter-to-Okeechobee Highway. (6) West Palm Beach Canal (begun.) (7) Palm Beach-Okeclanta-Ft. Myers Highway (begun.) (7a) Township Line Canal (beeun; bordering Okeelanta Addition.) (8) Hillsborough Canal. (9) Miami Canal. (10) Caloosahatchee River, connecting with the (11) Atlantic Coast Line Ry. to Jacksonville. (12) North New River Canal, connecting with the (13) Florida East Coast Ry. and the (14) Inter-Coastal-Miami-to-jacksonville Waterway. (15) Tampa, Atlantic and Gulf Ry. (surveyed) to connect with ocean steam ship lines on (16) Hast CoasCto Nassau and. later, to World Ports: and. on (17) West Coast, to New Orleans, Havana. Key West and New York. (181 Atlantic, Okeechobee and Gulf Ry
//. CO>IMLryiCATlOX: (Hand 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale, Okeelanta. Rita and Ft. Myers. (19) Lauderdale Okeelanta Ft. Myers TaMohone (partially constructed.)


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Your:-; of the r.)th.at band*-. W$ h^v- nov-ar yot lapa .J a bvtyer who euid 0 wfntod to go oh/md, 1 -1 ov or th Jtate Of hi;-' P',Ti nt WOJto* Scrx hnv boon dropped who novey enov;ero lottcre or paid either*
Suppose the forfeiture ol s tts v/nro rsede to reftdJ ( At t <- end cf Clattfte ninth) However* for:; iiv.r ahaJLl not voi!. If the purch-.nor oh" 11 p on the ->8 / ueh e.a $10*00 per 'o thtp^r year*and 3iall deolsro/avar-hi intention to continu -y.in.rr at thio rate," /a^e. If ftliio aajdunt a too highj lt*| Oi?r-?cie Johnstons s\Jg* gotn n r it figure, J am trvin- to fix this no h-> enn come J in. ; .
I am reserving 20 c.nd '37 for hi;.- --.mkI hi? friend. Vo.25 i cold.
iUno.find list Of 'acta fc*aliable* It la nwoilen BOraewhet by i.cludin/; a one fraud as of the kind dsaflri od above; Supfceaa yo : see r. EferiaU,Hardware men at 713 7th.St* he bought oust bTfor- X loft 7?9hingtoi.f and pnid -5.G0J Ho has not paid s cent since,said psva no attention whatever to my letters* *'r* Robriaon saw i i-, and reported that r. Small intended to^stich." It w>y be Ui? vifo goia 'iy lottera 0e in nd1 rtn .' er&lador. F^ar fror it. I have a good e-alv :-"n nibbling t IT. i>*vl.Vo t% et :o. 65.
'i'oll Mr. Hor.rin t '..- ft or of "'where, ho raalcg hie homo is not vital. Wfe c ri bndl his I rid and he o&n Uvr in Timhuctoo.
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7.Palm Boa cu#Flat t aroa 31,1910*
i'oui'o of the loth*at hand* "avo boon avray again* .uaoloe crJ find receipt. Pl&lejw&ng ia record of payments for -land( not plowing) on Holding* 60 .17; (ioiding Holding
RgOJgJt* Amount. 17 w_Roont.
92" ~ 15*00
98 16*00
108 15.00 15.00
199 15*00 ISO 15.00
100 3.6*00 X5G 1 R fA JL 1 v v
174 11), 00 175 15.00
199 L5,GG 300 15.00
23G 15.00 -j i i 15.00
249 15*00 250 15.00
277 15.00 277 15.CO
293 15.00 2*3 15.00
313 15.00 Jig 15.00
lao'.od 150 TOO
On Holding 00you aare mid 13 ti2B0#3$fOO =.'1.50.0-. On Holding I-:,yon have paid 10 tinea
;-i5.o-:--v::-iro.oo.
Kxanin at ion ef your rodeipta will ho on error. Receipts 130 and 159 .'ore both recordedaa payment Ho.2 on Holding 17. I as oorreotint-; my a tub?) to-day. Please correct your receipts accordingly.
Very trol y your';.


W.P.Ba .Devrv. r. Hoberfaon:
Youro of the 14th.at hand* Have boon travelling. Inclosed find your receipt Thank you.
Vg h"ve no p'Tiphlet re tr-otor. I ah-11 proh-bly make a nw paper at cry of it 1 tor. It ia a big,powerful,honestly made > -chine, it will take a fey changes to wnJce it just what we went. It ia now on the Glades lend,end leeves the ground in ale* gent shape.
our reference is to el usell of youe contract, idea in t it eaon Member will nay for having hi a land put in condition, however,there are always some who ore exceptions. Either the* are not able or,for sanereason, they -re not willing to do aa of: ere do. "Ow we do not went to Jvtva to Jump traeta when we et^rt serosa that section. In stead, re want to male- a clean sweep. oo,with that clause in tho eontractwhsn we eo. to ..-! tract whose owner has not engaged to have it plowed,we sen plow it just the aapje^and lake our pay out of the crop wo raise on it, if it should take nor* than one year to g t the pay,we can get it just f. j sa&i e.
.The member who pays for having his lend brok-m io,of course, nl tied to t e crop. He pays for t te seed;too.
To ere no- in fine shaps to -et our Orose. 8tate ro id. I have given n lot of work to this niece I oaw you.
0 in car el y yours.


. \7eot Pota Beach^tfla. liar oh 31,1910.
: r. R.C.Hioke, Deerfi 14,718 .
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Your fa vor of the 10th.at hand, -"evebeon
away*
I . a barg -houe--bo't r,t Okoelmta^in Worth Oo River Canal. eve no phot or v gh. This.is tic
boat owned byt Crums,and used .in to*,'inr; their traction- pulveriser. havo had it thoroughly repaired. Have not been thinking of sellinr. it. however,einoo oar tractor ir heavier th^n wo er.rvcted,! might noil and get a heavier mmv&s?* Will thee 0235.0 g sh fo to 1 t'"rr*e-houae-bo t.
Should yo'1 ere to see the boat,you can do iQfex eo by taking the boat et I<'t.-"euderdel', Mid going up to to Okeel^nt-* P.O.
Very truly yours,
P.S. : ell bo-1 leeves Lr>uderd^l> Tuoodey and .-'riday,
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WESTEJ1M UNION
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GEORGE W. E. ATKfNS, VtCE-PRESIDENT
NEWCOMB CARLTON, PRESIDENT
SELVIDERE BROOKS, VICE-PRESIDENT
RECEIVER'S Ni>.
TIME FILED
CHECK
SEND the following Night Letter, subject to the terms on back hereof, which are hereby agreed to
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INDIAHOMA GINS
DEPARTMENT OF
the chickasha cotton oil company
L. C. HUTSON
MANAGER
CHICKASHA. OKLA. MCH. 22.19l6.
Mr. Thee, a. Will,
West Palm Beach Fla. Dear Mr. Will.
Replying to yoQrletter of recent date, regarding one of the tracts you have left.
There is just one way I could handle one of them now, and that would he in this order. According to my records I still owe yeu two or three payments on our contraet, which will complete the pyyraests, amounting to $200. I hare been thinking that I might be able te apply this amount,and the balanee between this amount and the price you have on one of the cheaper tracts to be made in installments, if this could be arranged satisfactorily with yeu. I undersfcnad that you are not te begin any of the payments te me for some time, but thought perhaps it wouli enable you to geit your proposition through at an earlier date. Would like very much to get in on this, but te assume very much more responsibility at this time would handicap me considerably. All reports reaching me from that section, Gertainly sound good.Let me have yeur ideas along this line.


S.W. BOLLINGER, President.
'BOWHGEfiBROS]
OFFICE FULTON BLD3.
O.J. TOPE, Secy. & Treas.
F. F. BOLLINGER,Vice Prest.
MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS.
WORKS,
AMBRIDGE.PA.
March 23rd, 19l6.
Mr. Thomas E. Will,
West Palm Beach, Florida, Dear Sir:-
Replying to your esteemed telegram of the 22nd inst., which has just been received* will say that your letters of the 12th and 14th were answered and the reply sent to you and L.3. at Okeelanta, informing you that we had taken the matter of pinion up with the manufacturers, H.D.Nuttall Co. of this city, who stated that by some means the pinion left their works without being treated and was wholly unfit for duty. They are more than two months behind in their work, nevertheless promised to get out another pinion and have it ready for shipping in about a week. That time is now up and am endeavoring to get them on the phone to see if it is ready. The new pinion will receive treatment known as "BPH, which they say will make it about three times strjuager than the other and that it should wear for years.
It is needless to say that I regret very much that the pinion went through in the shape it did and fell down on us, as it cannot but help reflect against the known good qualities of the machine.
As for using a larger^engine, I do not believe it is advisable, as I doubt that the transmission will be heavy-enough to permit the use of an 80 K.P. engine. If you cannot


BOLLINGER BROS.
Mr. Thomas E. Will. sheet no
get along with the 60 H.P., then we might install an 80, and if the transmission proves too light, it would then require a new gearjDOx and train of gears. In this case, then I should say that we would have to design a new box and use but two^speeds, say 1-jr miles and 2 miles per hour. It would take quite a good_while to design and make this, as I feel sure nothing suitable can be found in the market, and as to trading in the present engine, I have taken that matter up with the Pittsburgh management and they are not__willing to do this, <^fe)will probably have this engine on our hands and be required to buy a new one, either of this or another make, and in this case probably could then get one to use kerosene. However,I believe it best to try this one out thoroughly first.
As regards the fly wheel clutch, have to say that they assured me thousands of these clutches are in use, giving the very best satisfaction and I believe it is merely a matter of adjusting the friction bearings. Should the clutch drag when you want to make a quick stop, it will be necessary to use the spark lever. Mr.Searles understands this thoroughly.
Also, if a shorter turn is desired in the field, it m^y be necessary to again move the gasoline barrel to its former position and move the tool box to the back end of machine at right side.
Also, another thing that would facilitate turning is to rrake the traveling platform more rounding, so that it will press into the ground more in the shape of a segment of a wheel. This would throw the hardest pressure in the center and leave


BOLLINGER BROS.
Mr. Thomas E. Will.
Sheet
No. 3
the two ends more free and hence would turn more readily. The bearings in the middle now are blocked down l--M from a straight line. Additional plates were shipped with the machine, punched to fit,to block the bearings down further. This I have explained to Mr.Searles. Both remedies might be used.
build another machine I would use an 80 H.P. engine, a two speed gear, and make the planks on the caterpillar 4*0" long, and make the machine some wider, as the wider the machine is, the easier it will turn and guide, and this increased width, I think, would be no detriment down in that country as it is pretty large.
to you to Port Lauderdale. You then can arrange with some one
there to lift it as soon as it arrives, and send it up on the first
boat. This I oelieve is better than to send it by parcel post,
as in the latter case it would have to wait for the mail boat.
I will keep after the huttall people and get it off at the earliest
moment.
I also stated in my former letter that should I
As soon as the gear is finished, I will express it
Yours very truly,
PRES'T
SWB..3MT
CC. sent to Pt.Lauderdale, "Florida.


united states department of agriculture,
BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY.
COTTON BREEDING.
Washington, D. C
>
March 25, 1916.
Mr. Thos. E. Will,
President & Manager, Eruitcrest (Ela.) Association, Okeelanta, Elorida.
Dear Sir:
Your letter of March 15th, requesting a small quantity of Egyptian cotton seed, has been referred to this office. Egyptian cotton has been included in many of our experimental plantings in the Southeastern States in the last few years, biit so far without results that would warrant any serious attempt at commercial utilization of this type of cotton under southeastern conditions.
enable you to observe its behavior under the south Florida conditions.
A sample of Egyptian seed is being sent that will
Very respectfully,


S.W.BOLLINGER, president.
O.J. TOPE, Secy. & Treas.
F. F. BOLLINGER,Vice Prest.
OFFICE FULTON BLDG.
MANUFACTURERS.
WORKS,
AM BR I DGE, PA.
MACHINERY
^ March 23rd, 1916.
COPY.
Mr. Thorons a, Will,
est Palm Beach, .Florida.
Dear 8
Replying to your esteemed telegram of the 22nd
inat., which has just been received, will say that your letters of the 12th and 14th were answered and the reply sent to you and L.'z. at okeelanta, informing you that we had taken the matter of pinion up with the manufacturers, R.D.Nuttall Co. of thiB city, who stated that by some means the pinion left their works without being treated and was wholly unfit for duty. They are more than two months behind in their work, nevertheless promised to get out another pinion and have it ready for shipping in about a week. 7hat time is now up and am endeavoring to get them on the phone to see if it is ready. The new pinion will receive treatment known as "BP", which they sny will make it about three tiroes stronger than the other aid that it should wear for years.
that the pinion went through in the shape it did and fell down on us, no it cannot but help reflect against the known good qualities of the machine.
it is advisable, as I doubt that the transmission will be heavy enough to permit the use of an 80 H.P. engine. If you cannot
It is needless to sny that I regret very much
As for UBing a larger engine, I do not believe


BOLLINGER BROS.
1 r. Thomas 3. Will.
get along with the 60 H.i5., then we might install an 80, and if the transmission proves too light, it would then require a new gear oox and train of gears. In this case, then I should say-that we would have to design a new box and use but two speeds, say 1 miles and 2 miles per hour. It would take quite a good while to design and make this, as I feel sure nothing suitable can be found in the market, and as to trading in the present ending, I have taken that matter up with the Pittsburgh management and they are not willing to do this. We will prooably hive this engine on our hands and be required to buy a new one, either of this or another make, and in this case probably could then get.one to use kerosene. However,I believe it best to try this one out thoroughly first.
As regards the fly wheel clutch, have to say that they assured roe thousands of these clutches are in use, giving the very best satisfaction and I believe it is merely a matter of adjusting the friction bearings. Should the clutch drag when you want to make a quick stop, it will be necessary to use the spark lever, Fr.Searles understands this thoroughly.
Also, if a shorter turn is desired in the field, it maj be necessary to again move the gasoline barrel to its former position and move the tool box to the back end of machine at right side.
Also, another thing that would facilitate turning is to make the traveling platform more rounding, 00 that it will press into the ground more in the shape of a segment of a wheel. This would throw the hardest pressure in the center and leave


BOLLINGER BROS.
Mr. Thomas (fill. s'n
the two ends more free and hence would turn more readily. The bearings in the middle now are blocked down 1$* from a straight line. Additional plates were shipped with the machine, punched to fit to jlock the oearings down further. This I have explained to Six.Searl'js, Both remedies might oe used.
I also stated in my former letter that Bhould I build another machine I would use an 80 h.P. engine, a two speed gear, and make tne planks on tne caterpillar 4*0" long, and make the machine some wider, aa the \?ider the machine is, the easier it will turn and guide, and tnis increased width, I think, would be no detriment down in that country as it is pretty large.
As soon as the gear is finished, I will express it to you to Eort Lauderdale. You then can arrange with some one there to lift it as soon as it arrives, and send it up on the first boat. This I uelieve is better than to send it by parcel post, as in the latter case it would have to wait for the mail boat. I will keep after the jiuttall people and get it off at the earliest moment.
Yours very truly,
(Sgd) S.W.BOLLINGER
SSS*3
3.VB. .BMD
GC. sent to 5*t.Lauderdale, Florida.




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Harch 24,1916.
] 'ryo r, Gkl tfglpft, ;.y de-r 3?xinn *
Your contract was received and copy has been sent to you* I y brother -;,Tites rrl:iru; further enquiries reiw.rdinc payMWti on land -nd on breaking sawe. "./ ue'iira to rtaka our ooutr&cts M liberal as possible* e have been undertaking to c.o the brooking ",t '8*oO Rft acre, thou ::h experience nay =?hov this fi.^tre to be pretty low* JUnvever uo ill put yours at this Cigure; your total cost for broahing berng
us 443 .CO. I? ve eoribine your p-lyrisntu on land v/ith your paynents for breaking una v.vtko the two not to exceed 12*00 per month, v/hen eoicbined. rrill this be satisfactory? If mo, you may embody the paragraph below, in your contract,sign duplicate and return IMM to iae
Very truly yiUffi*
..:>' Cert of breaking ! acres -fill be ;#8.00. Thlfc.lltes the land, and contribution to capita, rill be paid for on the inrtalGMntt plea, the so ibinod pajWJltl for all net to e::ced ?12,G0 per noafth.


aroh 24,1916.
lr. M.H. Jill,
x-iv e? >ki ahoraa ry dear l.orval;-
Yours of the l^th received.
Enclosed find cop;/ of letter to 8*4 quinn with change in contract, which I trust will meet hie requirements
I certainly hope that you pay he able to take over the store, or i-he 40 acre tract or both. At this tine vq have two very live buyers, one for the store and the other for half of the 40 acres. Liy agents have been working on then and 1 cannot very well turn aown the deals. Jk>th are hanging fire a little and 1 am lioping you will bo able to get in on one or the other boforo it is too late.
v/e are having a little delay just now in the ploughing because of a minor break. vie do not expect thin hovrever to Inst long.
Cordially youre,
1 one.


itareh 24,1936.
lira, haxnr?. ''loCallau. h.
The wilderness' .lodge, he-tli, Florida.
hoar ;tre iC'.;ulloughj
iourti of the '/th at hand. X have recently returned from Tallahassee. I had t fine reception at the hands of the trustees* who seemed to appreciate greatly fche little thing* I em attempting and who are. very kind in granting ae everything X ask, and more, Thin simplifies my situation greatly*
Today* i have 1 with other*.held a long con-ferenoe with 2ir. Bryant on the road proposition and also on sttb*4rainage dietriet matters for our upper ciaccs territory* (See tomorrow's Palm -"'each Post)
I think W Shall, hnvc no trouble in getting plenty of good black boards
'our experience with the Unity people reeeembl* ..line, 'jlioir ministry is very helpful.
1 should oe glad to know the status of your homestead, ./hat is ?n the way of your getting your title at the and of the year? If I "return you the .?.;>'.OC for a while, will that help you any,
I think Sfcfi r.arro report has not been publish ed* If Mr* Champion lias aone anything in the way of developing the oorporaticns lauds, I have not been able to learn of it. However*! find the teaces for Pain heach County on the Q5 ft land have been paid.
As to getting the scattered buyers together, that is the old problem of unscrambling the oggs I uo not expect to see anything done soon Jlowever I Dan believe that the carrying forward of the "Vnitnrest plan will hoi p. I think I see some light* h.& G. can fj.p ia ouiier ways. For example in helping ua to get a sub-drainage district for our people lr. h. stands ready to cooperate cordially on this he will also help on the matter of the road, though it is not going .lust where he wanted it*
When I .rote before I had hoped that he mi ;ht help in other v?ays, but these now have become less necea-ery. Things are moving along finely. I thiirt: I sliall be able to start the paper now soon. Heretofore I have been too busy,
/TH. Cordially yours,


2larch 24,1916.
i.r. Joseph Loach,
fit, ] :arys, Kansas
Dear Blrj -
Yours of the 13th received. Your suggestion regarding a new County is interesting, however, the time may not he ripe for it Junt now. If your land can he reached, you ought to leave it ploughed. This will probably cost you from,.'<8 to*10.0Q per acre. vThefcher the land ia immediately planted or not, the ploughing helps it immense ly,by enabling the soil to rot and thus become more productive.
In tomorrow's halm Beach iJost, you will probably find a contribution cf mine on the question of Cross-State road, a matter of iTcmense importance to all
iDrainage taxes on 'Glades' lands were readjusted by |he legislature et its last session' the new law provided that certain well favored lands like those near the lake should be taxed at l^zT per aare. Others,
Stta favored were taxed at Opt, while still others, leant faveraoly located were taxed at $0 per acre* The f irt.t /ere largely in Palis heaoh County* The last in Dade and Broward' County. I have recently visited the Internal Xripnovenient hoard, and have had very satisfactory eonfei'ences with the memvars. I think the impression given out by some that the jioard is not treating the buyers fairly is unfounded. The Beard lias labored undor great difficulties ever since Congressman Clark started war on the 'Glades over four years ago. Tids Wafl ft calamitous affair, depriving the hoard almost at one swoop of about 01,000,000.00 which would have gone into drainage. Since,their efforts have been largely impeded. I think they have no desire to work against the buyers' interests, but are doing what they can under the circumstances. Conaitiono further more pre improving.
Very truly yours,
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6h 24,1916.
Kr. O.L. Nichols,
Davie, I-lcrida.
lily dear Sirj -
Yours of the 19th received. I an quite interested in your hog proposition. If as good as it appears to "be, it is quite likely I may take the t>
"ji.lmal. Tnrs vreek I hope to be able to soe you and bhe hog at Davie.
Very truly yours,




^aroh 24,1916
Fr. Charles bemke,
168 mil street,
Chicago, Illinois*
2)ear Sir: -
Yours of the 14th received* The splendid quality of the Upper Everglades1 soil has not been e-Kageratad. The land is good. But the usual plan of distribution has been bad. That is why so little has been accomplished. Our yruitcrest plan is bearing fVUiti fith it, we should be able to do much toward-conquering the 'Glades.
Our big tractor, after a few changes,will probably prove a mighty force in revolutionizing 'Glades agriculture.7% prioe for breaking land will probably run from ."8.00 to ; 1Q00 an acre. I think we could go as far aa your tract, especially if the acreage to be broken there wore larger. The best plan is to break the land, sow it down in some good hog feed and graze hogs upon it, earning money from the hogs end, at the aame tine, improving the land, v/e might handle this for you in your absence. I judg;e your land ia dry.
Very truly yours,
Tg../.gn:.


Haroh 24,1916.
lira. Fary C. Holden,
802 21at street, h.U.f Washington, h.C.
iy dear rxs. holden. -
I thank-you for your very kind latter of the 17th. I was in Tallahassee on that day. seeing the Internal Improvement hoard and pushing our interests at headquarters The hoard received me very kindly. In-Tomorrow's Palm Beach Post will probably give an idea of the latent devel^mints.
1ST. and Ilrs. Garland, Fr. Copper, my son
Lawrence and I are probably all you know in our neighborhood, "rs. hoCullough hopes to join us next 3\all.
Our scattered traats are still "aor ambled o ;s% Things are moving hov/evor in the Qke*lantft*> Pruitcrest hi strict. It should be possible to handle any or all of the lands in sections 3J? and 27 this year. The simpliest method for beginning seems to be to break up the land with our big traction pulverizer, plant it to hog feeds, graze hoga upon it, sell these and at the samB time improve the land. If our v/ashington people want to ooperate" in getting thing* done, I aftall probably be able to make them a proposition before long*
v/e have liad some freezes, -;Ut we don't worry muoh about these. The big freeze of 94-95 proved a blessing to Northern Florida. Our little freezes -may prove the same for us, forcing us into more practicable ~.nd. profitable linos.
The 76V emcess tax money can be used for postage, though I hesitate to take it. Thank you for your thnnghtfulawM
Best regards to Irs. Foote n,nd th.e other
friends
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March 27,1010.
My do r Mr. Moeosi
I m y not, bo rtVc to return to T7,lJ.3e:iCh for soi time. I trust you n y be aifte to attend to the follow* ing:--
1) Confer once with Mr. Burguicreo re sub"draincgi district ^in ncing I; I.Board13 p rt,etc.
2) Suggested conference re new Co,Commissioner. Voter here h ve registore..d oil to gcneBgLly.
Since re1y youre,


11: roll 37,19310,
Mr, S#w.Bollinger, fttte%US*fa
Hy do r !!r BollittgorJf
Or Mr-rch return- d to tho GXedos. I w s muoh our rise to hji roooiv c no repl-os to my lotters of
'(ijpnd vH nd my ni$it lefct ffirofrip zz4.*
IlQro,how**3*s 1 found your letted of tho lfch to Mr.
nnd of tlio X0th to my olf. X appposleto you? In handling the matter of ths goo*.
However, tho sojp, though perfect ,i?lll by no means lr solve our problem. As to tumfciG,our met* rro willing to mako til you dvlso,but thejr poslise that *
the menhira* even on tho strait of L;iudordale,novop 4_ iurnod wall,
Bxt *ho poal problem lies horot As pointed cut, tho load is too heavy ihv the power. In gush s ouso there ro tao tiling ,and ;-r...:rrjiitly,in?o thing on'y ttt*^ on bo doiio,vis,
I. Reduce the loo|
IX. Increase thepower, ^ As to Ho. Xthc load h s already noon re used in tli': foil owing way j
1, Tho plow he* \mn abandoned*
The flitting width of tho cylinder has hoo^i rcdomed fron ton feot or more to four foots
3 Tho R.r.il. h e been rodacod from 240 to 149. AndttUU th prob~ m t unsolved, *
Tho present R.P.M. is too slow for of. osUvo pulverizing Too muoh trash i left underground. When tho ibmor iVA is restore s it mu t be, tho load will ag in bo too heavy.
tho ppoaont to of loooaotion i intolewsbly slgaa *^ **gX *> blto no^e^aes^1' ~ * ^ '
J?_t ft?1 Sf,*no? Sawow tho furrov; still fepthov? With a n*-Som2 ^'SLnJJi1 ? n ^ 22 aountcdn laWing nnfl bringing forth ^DOusei a; Operating at n osnrbit nt eh rge pop aero, or at a fin noi 1


13 of -Thlch mmm the inpop tivo necessity of raore h,p, IJo-Boiu \^ -contp et on%l8,it lr true,for 00 h,p. ansiotUit it epool&es eix^tem r
Boahino* Instead,we h va practically GiQht^ton n:'sMnefcAlri^ /A^}. a lo d onti oly too graft for CQ h,p ongino#tiiDUsh its offlolcijioy Wbpo-sift^r1"
r.s iridic tod bovo, "
Mr. ggajftml it oort in tho machine tyill st nd n fjetjth encino, Not -in/: leoo will moot thdi^^iromontn of tho e ae. But,whiko omitting th t GO h,p i nooeaaary.yoii s y,HI we Id not .dvino 1 rgor online o.^ iho#-in chine."
Hov.',Mr. Ijlltip ,if thi advice st nda it simply moans th t fl mchinom stem h s ost ^4,0;,. to build and j^y do to. hope ie a f iXure.
Ac in,if X shou':' w nt to buy nd Inst-11 the hi^hor-power angino which wo un ntaoue y agree in osoontiol,X ehould not go. 1 free to do It ag IggfA thle advice,nor ohou*L4 thi now online bo installed oxooft undo:1 your direction, cl ^h.
Ac In,when thene~ engine!e inet Hod it should bum oil. Till nloo should h VS your opto** 1, ^
You IjISE of tho Bryant nd Gront-jood Buotcoyo. 1 sew it somo woofco rrgo. Though loss so than our ,it w s then groat disap -ointment It *SaL plowed but ttsro ( cros pop d y,:nf. did thi st .or Warily prohibitory 9t&m$ coot. Bow, drmonstp-top has hndJod itBTho permit? XI i pXewing si;* a* opes pop dry,, t a so t of ten do{& pop d y, Th-- huyer aaw delighted. At H*00 op acre,it Bhould bo thu: olearing to it. buyer:'. or hs *
Our chine lies doad. This Bucteoy is tho n. chine wliieh, a flow c roful *& study,we decided pa i not good enough fop un. Xnsted,we had nothop mado. It h s noant for us*
X) A wait fPojn Aucu t 33 till mid- February for the m chine.
2) A wit frotf i-iarcli 7 till tsm future & to for the re Inoemont of I b dly- Baste reap, (\-rr*o.~)
3) ind finite trouble in future.
One st temont In your lotto tr-lcos Bf breath. It i t t y u apo goirvt s '/to bo aw. y "for sonth or too." !Iov.-,Hp, Bolllngor,you cert' inly 40 not aom tii-.t,rftop all those da frs-end notwitlist ndins Um imr^ortmoc of tho issues involyod,you aot:.: y intend t go .w y ,e.-vo us in thi intolop. hlc ^Hbbv :"\ipdi;
Wo h vcaiove undortrascn,: t thi BUtljOl?1n> to build o# rebuild t2ii m; oh%v^/ nr. Goarles sort inly will noi do eitJiop, Pupttw ,hi oontSnuonco with u. ,fe import nt s it i tdg, ndc ,boolutoly u*x>n reason bio ssup noc f on you thai yeu will a ko thi m chino sueoeoet,
Purtlio j^I h vonot yot oco ted tJio n diino,nnd do not ox eot to acoo t & */ it until oonvinoe th t it will do Hat work.


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Las Bo* linger,y m> intorost in t)\i machine ahould too fui:y u 1 to as mine, i) Sou wntthn rem inder of yoiu* pasmaat.and I wont you to h vo it.
ij You,you.- toUatifa and moranor of your f mi y ; ;-vrj-mbore of the*, org nis ilon tftiefc ia paying for thi: nchino,and v/hooo intoroato ore no vi-t Xly d pcadcnt upon if, uocesnful per tion.
3) xou w nt to to Uoraoro m chinos,and # oan ho:, fm soil thorn, nd ah XI bo -gl d to do o. Thin n: eMno lion bytho bank .who ro an can oec it! If it f |1 ,tho worcd -1X1 Sojow ity
To d t ,,I h ve put th. best possible faoe upon thi i itution. But,v**." oon,tho machine rant begin \o dh it.. ork. 'ailing thi. ,tho aoor^T will of necessity hoc ub*'Ic property.
It ia to you,I"r. Bollinger,'-nd to eu a lone, that wo oil look for the -Jcrfeotion of thi jno chine, that it mry fulfill the to n of our con**- tr-.ct. ploa.-.e g'v t" hv> feint your tost: nt and mo't earnest t tent ion
Vary truly your ,
(P. 5, Thi i strive typo*.7ritor.)


edw. h, hunter. president geo. a dissmore, cashier
james r. baxter, vic E p r ESi D e NT a. G. KOONT2. ASSISTANT CASHIER
Iowa State Bank
n. W. corner Sixth and Locust Streets
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james r. baxter. V iC E-pr E si DEN t a. g. KOONT2, assistant CASHIER
Iowa State Bank
n. W. Corner Sixth and Locust Streets
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Ma rah .37,19X6.
My dear Mr. Di:i
Enclosed flndrccoi ,t for $13.Q0,rooon$ p yt. ft!r;o Nov,reer>t,resigned.
Bftpe you h vorocont P.B.Post on road.
Very truly your-,
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Jfc.rch 37,3916.
Dear Mr. Call ham
Your: of the 33/id: hancl I sh-11 be glad to acoe t your proposition,soe-ci 1 y if you c n ftakeit cash. Enclosed i. a list of our tract av i. able. From these, lease make your seleotion,and fill and sign enolospd oontr ots.8ending either full co. h bar.ncG,js less j^ff tho b 1 ncefor the c sh p ymentj or euoh p ymont as you are ore red to m ke,omitingb too di count fer cash,
I h vo not forgotten our hog r pocition. e are buying m re f nee right now,and 1 nting foods. I w: nt to get a lontiful su ply of feed oojfc on,and then nay bu id u tho hog ranch to consider b pro orticn
Yesterday,1 bought two Poland China hog-,one a pure bio d boar. All our hogs are doing finely 1 have 44,
Sincerely your;;, (Using stronge machine.)


I tori % Vt ifagin,, hork , oru,Indi n ,
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h vohad built,by Bollinger Brother-.,of Pittsburg,; .".y tr ction pulveriser Which i now % the point indloatedon tho n -. on the o peit< p.-go of thi- letter head.
Thi trector Lsequ Pied With one of your onginfc be.ri g the following legends!
Hod el G a aagine V.rork3,Poru, Indi: n- Ho. 4034, Size,5 by 7,go d,71D.-
Th* i a 00 h, ongino, "7e h vo used It bofe about one dey,oll told,-nndrcgrr.l it i c good as no./, wo findit Loo light for our m chine and vorkeiid desire to exchange it for a heavrfcr engineer robabli QQ h,o. or even IQe h, >.
Will you kindly and oromptly mswer the follow* fee (TUOfltion:.,first for the 8(3 and then for the lOfl h.n. engine^
. l) Haveyou an engine of 80h,p.t 3) Con yen fuml h u ooo bum in !: res no? (Our bum g so line.)
3| What ij th-~ i ngfii nd b'e- dth of the engine? ") " I rice*
5} of the engine wo hove?
C) .Till you tho bo", our engine, rn-<< send u .instead, an fi h.n.eng*.no?
7; What -ill befeho\tot 3 cost to u of thi- o:c-ch ngo? (As-:unin.: engine to bo und : 1 ; a,)
0) Xnasnuoh as we havo bo n badly do'.ayod in the manufacture nd ^hitaent of our nu8enn,n chin jo v/" should!i 0 to reooivethenj ; m chinebeforc sending cm a .' ores nt one, a) hiit security ottld you ask bofo o conceding this?
h) If our ongino '.?oro\3ont you fir t,f r how long >oriod would we -robobly be without n engine?
An ear" y r 1;/ will bo grootly ap rocirtod.
Very tru
yo r ,


March 547*193 Q,
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Busy ro I-i.y not ho b ok for hi. '.' Shonl v. d if you coulv attend 1>- tho folio Lngt**
3 } po i Conk!in Oi. I'est |*e a) Ttav -;ing ay ro d 3tory*(it in y b out uov); b) -h?.y offer he way have % is. ka ro our popery
2) Bet -r. Lfesco re Booing Uv* JJou*gior*a ~- to to ;:" '-5. t riot,.--in- financing X,i,Bo; rd o I J r:o# b) Finding Coi Coin- r, 6copt bl to u and ft; koworth; (Our paci a have largely ragistere||i)
G> Sond Mr, Shlllingworth np>if pr cticabio. Return t^pevritar to Fa, Lauderdale to o brought up bj Brow.-rc-.- next Saturday, I will writ Anap u to ask for It % ox reaa office* Thi machine $
h rd for no. Will then aendvours, Meanwhile, perhaps Farmer! **onk el-ohinc will rc t your roouireueats
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Your et t:.-.a r;/ r,t: re .at-. Guy nl-rri.ft, hv s qloa* -.! out knuderd; lo office.
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o^.f cti!:'; no-<- roar soon', Ho-,., doing we? 1 < added t :o,ono Pol nd China boar*
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En,cl sod findxBCol t. nd shock for c'-rngc, G'l. d to h-o 5 WtO to help you,
Cordlilly your.,


Charles W. Wright
REPRESENTING
1215 FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING
TELEPHONE RANDOLPH 2^^0
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Charles W. Wright
REPRESENTING
TELEPHONE RANDOLPH 2^0
1215 FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING
Chicago
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March 3o,1016.
My dear Mr, K3.o>per-*
I am ag in in ay Okeelantn office, and have had opportunity to ro*rord our oorros1-pondonoo. Hie ^onoH sketch of p%s% fir .t sent you Was tentative. Some pro.po In the nov; plat,the bolder lots on east and south ' are businoss lotafnot rosidonco lots*. Shi a is why they hivefc-esa front ago.- Alienee lots have 143.-5 ft-, by 50 ft., dimensions'.
In my lotto** of Se^tr 38 I stated that theprioe named w "nominalf,and th.t it "materially increased."
, would bo
You d si-c H small tract on the c nal so s to h ve comriunic tion and $ran portation fr cilities'," Those,of course rr-r v il'ble to all the owner., of ronidi.noo lots,-none cf which; arc direct"ybenido the cena Aftertheimmediate pioneering ge is past,the cs.n* front ge i not expeotcu to be the most desireble pi;.co for residence. Instead,it i. the n tural; lace for- do oil: s wo rehouses, etc. Again,! t i d: ngorou for little children point often Commented on hern, One was drowned,and othera have to be constantly watched,who livo too near the water.
I suggest lot SG as one near the loctdon you d sis free from danger,and well located. I assume you desire to build. On Dec. 31 1 as id I "T7e want to enoourg improvements," Thi-. lot st nd at $180,oo ,and re-quir s the construetien,w:Lt in 1C month ,of a house worth |#990G However,I desire not to disappoint yea. Please toll mo wl whether you will be able to build,and the v lue of the house. If neoesnay I will n Ice a concession on the value of the hcu3c,and lot you havethis exft oollentlot for ^65,cQ-a^Thi not boo: use I hvo no rogu] r price ,but be-o use of our former cor espendenee.
The County S oho el Board lr ve agreed to buiId school house, on the school lot before next fall. A tonn hall i ex cctcd te bo on the Tom Hall 1*1 long before that time,
nrs,
Very truly 7


The State of Florida.
pileartment of agriculture
WilliamA.M?Bae ' ,__
Commissioner March 30, 191o.
Lr. 3?hos. 3. Will,
Port Lauderdale, Fla.
Dear Sir: -
Enclosed please find your deedstlo. 16449 | arid 16449 F for the lands as requested. Please sign and return the enclosed receipts for deedsand oblige ,
You:'s very tru y.
G./H.


March 30,IS!6.
Ily dear Mr. Bollinger i
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gOUgi of tho 33d,at hand, An
lookinga^gorly for tho gear.
Tho clutch has boon fixed, Xt was ut in backw;*^* in Pittsburg,
The engine situation i the one moot ominous thing/ That the engine SOfflpc\tty should be unwilling to exch ng When 1ft0 ongino hoj boon lOOpl but about one day sseras grossly unreason ble. Compere such method., withlthon of Sear and Ro obuck,e,g,,
Then,if the ge_r etc, should prove to_ws-k to Stand n engine of ewer suffoient*to do the minimum ^ of work we should certainly be in a uandary, The very thought staggers me, I con only hope tho result Will prove otherwise, We ahall,of course,give the outfit the fullest test,but What we have Iro~dy ZearafcLtV h S convinced us all herdthat tho engine ia entirely too weak for its work. ba* fast,together with the point abrought out in your lottorr,especially the fS iaot,m^ke the who7 e natter lmost a nightmare,
People .re cjuissing me constantly as to the uccess of themaehins. You.will,of course,stand by ^ end :ec u:- out of thio dilemma.
Vory tryly your .,
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IIP. T.J.Onanbcll,
Tax (folio o to i.^ %3t ?1" ell,?!. ,
My de r Mr. 0 h:xn
My f*"tond,Mr. Ch rles Porgunon,
of The istlettal Apt-, dab,Ho-; Yorte City,ro uoot i mo to scttd'you the t.-xes on a lot In Ofeeel nta,but ir. m bio to give Use number. X thinfe It st net-, tal the nao of Georgia R.Forcucon,end that it aooeapoa** the following tract (P.2.L.C0. lend) t Lo3 Coun'tyi 30 ecros,beIng D.h. If ,C.T7 half ,Qf S.V7. :.u rtor,of S0, :^,T.4',S,,R.34 S, I g tiler .< a f o:. 0 letter, fpecj Hps* Poi'guson.
I enclose herewith One Bollrr, net will jthunfc p" to 'ny charge V Mr, Porguson,es bovo.
trust this will roach you befere the ox ire tion of the tine limit.
Very truly your


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Pur oh 3q,1HO.
Ky d>v r Ur, r .at sen t
Tlup of the 20th, t hrnd.
.melon .-.a iirr.:co -r 6f my effort to Comply with your reu* guest* / ril 1 i th* last f.. y. X el o enclose the-en tr doll-r, 71;. tax should bo C?o.
1 h yo lived ?.p the he rt of the (5.1. d S&th. Lrwr-coh\n lived hspe S$ months, Ik's tf&ng to SOlVS Jams of the. OiObim;,,.nu hopeful of PSSttltS* 'tfc ex oot aeon v.o us page in County papejp each i^eefc to V'! 1 t What wo SUU of the ul sine: jiay
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Under seor-te- cover I enclose liter, ture rc Lrow Oheol nt jOfKS I-Vuit crept--- tJv 1 tto-- representing tho one serio-' tt rrpt to do saaottifng for the ftlad s buyers* Sho sroh for- htuscTf plan 5. f ilure, Oombined -action i '"ncnser:t:"e .' SnScess in one ple.ee hould :.r!;o pooaiblc nd oas; success in many % ce3, Tl Cl-d. 3 land i sli right* "Tho individual! tic, land co.up'. ny In on ..hi oh it w a sold is 11 rong, if bhi buyers ai 1 help ps X .1.11 help them. However,! an going ahead i.rr-os- ctivo. o:-. the hoi! of -.rob-alXLy i'j of them, w
:ii', P.J.Dry xi bought liti.l tr. et of n her roc ntly fiS the rosu t of 8 ~ersor.r 1 vi it -n- in* s-" ction.
Very trala your ,


March 3o,1916*
My dear Mr, Callonderi-
6our of tho 35th.( not 34th.r received. Am sondlng you pi: t and blueprint of Not; Pkfel nt: ,and F.C.literature',
My son will make u bill of lumber for you If desired. Hie little sce.ck I iji x 3H^eet,and oosi. 6Q0Q It i Bade of dro; siding,sheeting," x 4*s, m tchod flooring,roofing per,'iid drop shutters. Lumber prices h ve not varied much ince ho bought, You should 3t: to the sisoof housa desired. If you en build a bettor house than thi we shall be glad, We went to msho Jfw Okeolenta a d slrable as possible* Thi was tho second shack built in the wilderness. However,it ie comfortable nd convenient.
Knowing the f ct as y u do,I tru t you will not go to Lakeworth. Gome here instead. The com etitias of th t 1 ce hag been one of tho hardest blows the F.E.L.Co.'s lends hero ever received. Frosts,feeezsl e and Frank Clark hove not hurt us as badly as the e* erlacting boosting and booming of that l;.ce bythe very eop e who got u in on thi That dlstr ctcd the attention end dr:ined ew y tho fund of our normal:, legitimate constituency. It h s been our ruin, to data But for my end" ess effortIs,I do not know whon things would ever have gotten started here, Build u your ovzn country. That i-exactly the thing to do.
x cert-iny hope you y interest your brother am many more, e hevoe. wonderful countr here in posse, "e muat mahc it that in esse, Yo\i en hel immensely.
1 sew Mr, Mecal recently. I think ho is still wedded to the land company,rather than to tho interest of the old,fer3akon 4,G60,
Cordiillly yours.


ASH TON G. CLAPHAM. V.-president
FRANK P. MILBURN, V-PreSiDENT
WADE H. COOPER, President
THE UNION SAVINGS BANK
UNDER U.S.GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION
WASHINGTON, D.C.
C. D. RATCLIFFE, Asst. Cashier
LUTHER E. SCH REINER. Cas
LYON & LYON. Counsel
March 30th, 1916.
Mr. Thomas E. Will, Manager,
Okeelanta,
Fla.
Dear Sir:
We are enclosing herewith duplicate deposit ticket showing credit of $10.00 made by George A. Dossmore.
We also enclose two letters received from him which will "be self-explanatory and have advised him that you will get in touch with him in regard to the information desired.
sistant Cashier.