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

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Business Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2). May 1, 1916- May 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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University of Florida
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WM.B.SUTTON. WM.E. SUTTON. JR.
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SUITE 3IO FORTS MOUTH B.JILDING,
KANSAS CITY, KAN 3AS. May 1, 1^1.6.
TELEPHONE 314- WEST.
Prof. Thomas E. Will,
Okeelanta, Florida. My dear Professor:
Your-letter of the 26th is at hand. We paid the Munsey Trust Company for your note, $2,00^.00. You made your note due in November, next, for $2,030.00. In answer to Mr. Sherman, I told him we would ^adjust that when the note come due. We do not want to invest more money in the note and mortgage.
You will not be put in any position where you. will have to pay us money twice.
I have had no communication with Mrs. Hoffman about this, nor do I think any necessary. When the note comes due we will adjust it.
Yours truly, .n/C-
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okleelanta flo, v i a f-what i said yesterday in telegram and letter was based on recent experience of doubling capital every few days will be however many ups and downs take back all i said about conference here will be glad to talk to you when in lauderdale.
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CABLE ADDRESS: N UTA LG E A R"
ALL ORDERS SUBJECT TO STRIKES, ACCIDENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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MANUFACTURERS OF
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Mr.Thos.E.Will,
Okeelanta, Fla, Dear Sir :-
OUR ORDER 4418 Owing to an unavoidable delay in the rature of labor troubles, we are temporarily held up in the manufacture of your replace bevel pinion, about which we wrote you under date of April 26th. We mean to have this shipment made, however, at the earliest possible moment and you may depend upon the matter receiving our best attention.
Yours very truly,
P. D. NUTTALL CO,
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COMMISSION ER F- W- K U BAST A
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
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EUGENE SHE PA R D
CHIEF CLERK
May 1, 1916,
Dear Dr. Will:
I enclose herewith check for ^24. to cover payments on tracts D"os. 97 and 98. I didn't send a remittance last month on account of having some other matters to take care of.
The last bulletin I got from yot^was two months ago I think, stating that the tractor had arrived. I am very much interested to know how it works. Am'also very much interested to know whether the county has made an appropriation for the building of a road from West Palm ^ Beach to Okeelanta.
I have been getting the Ft* Lpuderale Sentinel for the past year but don't like^nd ^ will not renew my subscriptioni.- What paper can you recommend for news regarding our section? I hope in the near fixture things will materialize so that a paper can be published right in the Glades. It certainly would get a large support from Glade holders.
With best wishes, I am,
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May 1, 1916,
Dr. T. E, Will, Okeelanta, Fla,,
Dear Dr. Will:
Your favor of 26th tit. received, and I am very ga glad to know that the plow is at work, arid trust that it is doing work that is satisfactory to you all.- Am very anxious to see it operate, and hope to be up there within a few days with a prospect or two.
Will see the Board of Commissioners in session to-morrow and will certainly hammer hone the importance of quick and decisive action concerning the protection of our road from fire etc. I think I can get something moving pretty quickly.
Supt, Lewis told me some days ago that the Board meet on Saturday, the 13th inst., and that our expenses would all be allowed at that time, so I suppose we must wait till that time. I think I shall be on hand at the time to see that there is no oversight in the matter..
Am after the sale of the 4000 acres for road purposes and with some degree of prospective success. Expect to inspect the land in company with the engineer who is now surveying the route, and will make the trip with him within a few days. I am using my influence with him to advise the correct and most direct route, bringing out the exceedingly high cost of construction along the lake shore. He is familiar with the Everglades, and is enthusiastic over their development, and personally holds the view that-we have the most practical route. I think that if we could throw influence to secure employment with the Moore & Adams people for him in their proposed development in the G-ladecrest territory, he would certainly turn the trick for us. What do you think could be done ? He is a bright young fellow, and has had a good deal of experience, so much so that Ruggles has placed the matter entirely in his hands. This looks like a good channel through which we may work, and I shall be glad to go over the matter with you when I meet you, i
Sincerely yours,


GKEi-tLANTA, FLA.,May 2,1916.
Ivy dear Mr. Lewis
Youra of the 25th.ult jurst reed. Ag to deed. Thousands of deedg come into Mr. Butler's office. Why not ask him to indicate one that is cer-tninly correct in every detail, then have Mr. IBussey admit thofact,and then you mail the deed to me* 1 can fill it out. I may he away for 80m* weeks,and 1 am anxious to get this matter settled.
Was sorry about the disappointment re the canning,but it cannot be helped now*
Sincerely yours,


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OKS'IiAHTA; 27LA.,L"ay 2,1916.
i;,y dear* l!p. i!a.ckenzieS-
Your wlro 9 ol' April 30 rood. Am delighted to hear of your good fottune. Hone it may continue and inoreaae. 2 oertainly appreciate your thinking of me I may come home this month to help the family p^ck and move. In that case,shall he delighted to gee you.
Vy rforh here a aorbs my time and energies I turned dotm very attractivooponings before ooming here folt that my duty was here. I am not through here yet, tho tilings are moving in a very encouraging way.
Possibly you or ."."ra. Maokcnaie ra--y see Tfrs. Will soon. With b?st regards to Mrs. II. and youraelf I remain,
Cordially yours.


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Plow doing finely. Pl-nninr: improve-mohte that will m ike it rnunh more effective.
Hope re.:-U < will be Obtained from School ho"rd and Com-
mfrs.
Co. Su.ptXewia tell, toe our deed for school lot is hung up in i r. I 3ee whether yo" 6a ot get from T"r. Sutler's office a form of deed that is il t-edgod, h*Ve vr. &useey o.k. it, and thut it through. I'hii: must o ; done before July l.I Should have the dee'1 in as week.
Ivr. Dyke*ho is for the Uouaeaau rout telle me hat he "VP. Beach that thete is very litleproapeat that that route will win:th-'t the Cor.-nsrs. will not locate a ro--d a .'mply to please one man.*' I hoe: hi a infurm-tionia correct.
I presume Rlghtiaiye la the engineer, 'iug.les told him in my preae nee that he would have the job to do. If te mat* ''!; "oouli be discus a t'i oore( Crlad >di" >st} it r.ii at help.
If yon come up in week^please bring up all my effects. If you do not owean. that tiaw^pleaas send them to Lauderdale wit a line to Guy Shr.rr.rm requesting hi- to store them till I cell for them.
Hoping for. your auceesa. I remain*


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QKBELAHTA, TLX*, Hy 2.1S1G.
Dear Comrade Johnstone
Your recent favor( undated) at hand* ^ncloeed find contracts prepared aa you request. Kindly sign and have witnessed and return with first payments. It is understood that the monthly payments of $10.00 are minumum,larger paymenta to be made when possible.
Hoping thin will be satisfactory, I remain, Fraternally yours.


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H. L. BUSSEY
THE PIONEER BANK BUILDING
West Palm Beach, Florida
May 3, 1916.
Hon. H. W. Lewis, City.
Dear Sir:
Inclosed herewith please find deed from Thomas E. Will and wife to the Board of Public Instruction of Palm Beach County, Florida.
Yours very truly,
HLE:EG Dear Doctor:-
I have just received the deed referred to above and I am forwarding it to you without delay. I hope the delay has caused you no inconvenience .
I am inclosing a review of the most important features of my work since I have been a public servant. I hope you will find time to look over it
Yours very truly, ->


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lots,.
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Okeelanta,Fla.,Kay 3,1916.
My dear Mr. Rehm:
^ad hoped to hear from you on this mail. The State has accepted my payment for the following 9tm Okeelanta lots:
Nos.l-26;45-.f>0;164-202*=81. ior these,I shall he able to give deeds shortly.
The followinglots are unavailable2
Nos. 1-105 52,65,201,202.
The big tractor is working finely. This morn-inr it is to begin clearing lots in the tovm 3ite,east side.
May leave for ''ashing ton soon, to help move my family to Florida. If your buyer wnnts 54,Ishould beglad to get//tne rmtter settled 30on. Trust you have heard from 0*lleal.
Very truly yours.


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY.
FOREIGN SEED AND PLANT INTRODUCTION.
Washington, D. 0., May 3, 1916.
Mr. Thos. E. Will,
Okeelanta, Florida.
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Dear Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of the 25th ultimo and in reply thereto would state that we are sorry to say we have no seeds of Eucalyptus robusta for distribution and, therefore, we are not in a position to comply with your request for the same.
Yours very truly,
Plant Introducer in Charge of Foreign Plant Distributions.
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T'y dear T'r. Klepper:
The tractor is working finely,and will begin this morning to clear lots on the east side of the Hew Okelanta town site.
The I.I.Bo^rd haa aocepted my payment,and will send me deeds soon for lots as follows:1-26; 45-60;164 202= Total,81 foe following are unavailable:1-10;52, 65,2 1,202. Ho8. 2 and 201 are being reserved, at present, for you. However, the store is changing hands. The"new owner is expected soon. I understand he will want lot Ho.2; hence,you will do well to decide soon whether you want it. The store is on Ho.l.
t Very truly yours,


i scy 5,1916.
I y uu--j:: r '..'ro-vbridga
You will bo in torso ted to know thai my Worlds enterprise is thriving. I
air) abdiit to r >m,bve my family to Florida.
'. 'iii. car-shot or my aeak,& big traction** pulvoriaer %$ thundering away* It #s built expressly t'o . us,end cost v4,000 to lay down acre.
Contr' ry to all ray expectations, a no-town .seers determined to g ow up on ray land ( At the ^'-uinl Oroo :in,;., op a. p- ge } 1 h-"Ve mlowly lined up with the inevit\blc-,--nd platted the tract,and worked Out the enclosed scale of present prices,and the eric, contract.
As might ( HOC?) bo expected,I have tried to wore in as viuch of our special economic idea as circu^atr-rc.-? Will permit. ^ocirlifiin,'-: the unearned incr r';iit h-a no': yet boon required by i'lorid- 1-w, tout 1 am trying to introduce a measure of it by private contract. w
To get the tiling on str igJti,-4- wrotse aomo of my single tax frienda for precedents and advice. However,I did not !. my wo a back* Aix Since you helped ma materially with ::ry T'ruitorost contract,* wish you fculd ex-mine my Hew Okfelanta contract,and give me the beat advise you. can* "end bin,or take it out in a lot*
r. O.H.Trowbridge, al,Xll
Cordi I'y ./oure,


OUB&tfttAj FLA., May 3,1916.
Peli Beach orcentile Co., . t.^auderdale, FI GentlemenI**
enolorjod find check for 4.00 in -payt. of eneloaod bill.
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toSELANTA. SLA.VKay 3,1910.
Mr J. 3. Ashley, Jax.,Fla.
Try dear Mr. Ashley:
Tlie tractor is doing finely. It is to begin clearing the east ro" of New Okeelanta town lots this morning.
I have paid for the following lots:1-26; 45-60,164-202,incl. Total,81. Shall soon be able to give deeds for these*
Does not this bring us to the stage you wanted things to reach,following which you would make your purchases?
The following ar) at present unavailable: 1-10 incl.;52,65,201,202.
B Shall be glad to bear from yov soon before
the picking over" has gone too far*
Vory truly yours.


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OKiiJ-XAlITA, s-la... May 8,1916..
ly dear Mrs. Mackenzie:
You have doubtless aeen my reply to 2Jrother '.'a telc-gr-ma. I am oertalaly .!)..;- LIGHT- Jifd to hear uf you mutu>3 good .fortune. Had I hunted the U.d. over to find two people who, at thin taga in our "ationrl h istory,-culd make bette* use of money I do not know where el a 1 could h va found them. If yo- two don't stir t'-in/ra I Surely shall/ e greatly surprised.
I hope to be in Washington before the oiddl of Kay end tali mattors ov r with yon fully. I am deep now in the mysteries of aver* gladefl development,especially no- that our BIO wr:i,: : is l*oaih uw so gr ndly( See a Lory about to go to the papers.) fcbut that Will not" .Under m frem at least learning of your plane*aac h iplng in ny way th^t may be in my power. ^
As I wrote Uro. M. earlier, I appreciate immensely you- wonder^ ful Haws Letters from JJ.C. If I had my former facilities business phonogr ph nd expert operator-- I should unquestionably answer than as tney deserve; however,jungle facilities'' are different.
5f#u will probably guess tb-t office withou' clerical help aiming, st oclc-r- i sing, u: chin d evislng nid handling,preos correspondence, cooking, awecpin/, etc. ad jyifinilftUfl.out into oiiea tiw jfuot little. Sometimes 1 get to bed at a decent hou.-, aeii tfci \ >e at 12 ,. \d-nigit,sontimes at 4 a.m., >nn io on. aila 00* fcwioa per week,in t^me to gat read by say, 8 or 9 p/m. Then, niuoe t : be- t 1 due about 8 a.m.,.and much of. t3i a mail ia already at-la.it is yo&e -job" to r >t th= replies ready in tiJaa tor return n il.
It will bo a souroa 0f sincere SStfrew to n.e not to be able to see your -tner. I taov, however, you two, ind your moth .?r did every thin*?: nura^nly possible for bin preservation and comfort.
..'it'b-. best re,-air da to bote of you, I remain,
Cordially yours.
P.S. .Above written before to-d-y's mail -rrived, 'ov 11:40 P.; A d^y's work still on my desk.
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0KE3LANTA 3?la. May 5,1916, i
My dear Mr. Lewis;--
Your favor,with deed.at hand.
I have indicated,in pencil,a slight change in the word ing. If this is acceptable,there will beno trouble in marking thedeed.
I have no deed, as yet,to the whole of New Okeelanta. Hence, I have not filed a plajs in the Clerk's office.
All this, I went over with the peoplein Mr. Butler's office long ago. It was at Mr. Butler's suggestion that x applied to the I.I.Board directly fot certain deeds,including that to the school site. This 1 now^ have as a result of a special trip to Tallahassee. I am about to receive deeds from the Board to an important part of the town site,but not enough to entitle me to file theentire plat.
I am returning you the deed herewith that you may ascertain whether the change will be acceptable. I shell appreciate its speedy return, as may shortly start for washington,D,C. l( to bring my family to Florida,)
I am glad to receivethe statement of your work,and hope to examine it carefully.
Very truly yours,


700 pandolph St.,N.W., Washington,D.C.
Mr. H.W.Lewis,Co.Supt, West palm Beach,Fla My dear Mr. Lewis:
Enclosed find deed to New Okeelanta School Lot; Trusting same may be found satisfactory, I rem&in.
Very sincerely yours.
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KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI
iEwrglato Hani* (Rampant}
K. O. HO AVE, Washington, d. c, headquarters i
general agent for the soo g. street, n, w.
company's lands ouray building
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Dear Sir:-
You will ba interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great dredges are working night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.
Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are enthusiastic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One substantial business man declared at one of our meetings that the buyer is "sure to win," and that "the only question is as to'how much he will make." The President of the State University of Florida visited us recently, and testified to his faith in Everglade lands. Two men who have actually crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate the facts, and that "the half has not been told."
Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty, then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote us for twenty acres more.
Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of 64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000 acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also been sold.
The prices have risen from 24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre. Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures, also, we have lands to sell.
Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building, one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor, and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our lantern lectures, reinforced bj new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights, and are finely attended.
We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE opportunity of a life-time; to those who have, we can outline one plan which will simplify their task of paying for their lands, and another, for obtaining revenue therefrom.
:gton office of,
Very truly ydaW^rglade land sales CO., OURAY bloq.j 809 G st. N. W,


ENCLERT CO PCM, PA
Prest.&Treas. ALL ORDERS SUBJECT TO STRIKES, ACCIDENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Y.Vice Prest. RT, Gcn'l Manager
CABLE ADDRESS: N UTA LG E A R'
MANUFACTURERS OF
5lDTP or jFjil^90ES!]II) GwSJkJBim
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Ctears.pinions and trolleys
FOR ELECTRIC RAILWAY MINE AND INDUSTRIAL HAULAGE /AOTORS.
M9CANDLESS AND HARRISON AVE.
TELEPHONE FISK-122-!-' -1225 -1226
CODES USED: WESTERN UNION DIRECTORY AND WESTINGHOUSE
ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COMPANY
REPLYING REFER TO C J B .
JjPtamnHiMGflniJBfek.- May 5, 1916.
Mr. Thos. E. Will,
Okeelanta, Florida. Dear Sir:
Although our plant is practically shut down, owing to some labor troubles, we have succeeded in completing the bevel pinion about which we wrote you under date oi April &6th and shipment will be maae oi this pinion today by parcel post insured. We hope the pinion will arrive in tirre to not cause you any eerious inconvenience, and assure you that under existing conditions we did our very best to take care of you.
vours very truly,
R. D. NUTTALL COMPANY.
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Qkoelanta, Sit., l; ay 6,1916.
torn Union Telegraph Office, Ft fr'ut' er d SO, e, W, 0 .
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?hnsrour3 v? iroo hrivo boon coning to p& Recently* Some are d >lsyed. "ill you kindly acrid any inor" that may coma by flSDB FIRST BUM',of hat-ever char- cter,so lonp; as there i3 reason to believe it v:ill deliver the c.03r?rgc, that leaves for thia point. Any additions! expen -o on account of your troub-lc> Ish^ll be glad to moot.
Very truly yours,
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OKMniLvn?*.J :7L/U,Uay 3,1916.
:>j dr My.^Sidrny:--
of. t&e lut.et hand* Violoeed inUjMcpt.( 1T0.2&). Thank you.
Yov probably h?.ve my latter j@ the tractor. The pr o*s utory ehculd ap-ee*.r next -rook, '^iie two
should f::%vo you a prstty ^ood idea. I run vory hop eul
The peopl cf th Count../ will soon h-'Vaop-portxwi'-.y to Vote os i fchi;s territory. I think thovoV- frill c rry.
Two flood p pers Tnve of t ercd ua a page free fo cur very 0"Tiw|if we Will sxrp-ely th- m-'tt^r,' -fre* fnl'iy Bjtpagt re accept one ofo these of-fnrs.' ilorev?r, I b*ve been "Waiting to ftet sorae otJ* or ratters a little fnrth-u* .''Ion,.';. ;o Bliall wan tall our frier.drj to take that p">T>er wh<>n >.70 get into it. A littl I?'tor, it. should be porr-a-bl.: l'o. vm to have a pr,per of our own hers in the tfl-de.s. i
Sincerely your-, F.3. x remember you oxpeotod to order you;, a -eond tjfo&t plov/oc'l You ace, ttime hM come




1 ;y 6,1916.
Your f-ivor of th 29th.uit wa dn v reooived. 1 deair tarov/-;'. you, to th-nk the x.l.Bo-rd cordially for their readings to aid ?oo in the ;ork X nr.- doinr* h^re. X trust lie to*ui I r may uatify their kinonea*?.
Very truly yours,


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GKlft&AHTAf yia.^iay 6,1916,
My dear ; ra. McCullough:--
Yours of Apr.27 and May 3 r od. Please do not gg| disoouraged. It may look a little da*k just now. llowev-er I news been in places that looked oo much darker that your situation, as I understand!t,looks like mid-day.
Unless your matter is one that requires the cash RIGHT NCf7, I can see more than one way out,myself {' and the All-Seeing -%e can always see Tit.; "/AY OUT* And tlx ere always la a way out, if we maintain our faith and courage. I have seen so much of t is in the laat 3 years, especially since I have learned some thing of what it actually means to trust in tie higher Power, t:>at I have quit wor ying, tho worrying was once a chronic vice with me. To one who actually TRUSTS and BiK&BtfJSS Tit-: LORD 'VILT/:lI:XP,help comes in $1 a nsot unexpected ways, and with the most unfailing certainty.
You know,I ram not much given to preaching. %% ie only because I have had sorne actual experience,added to the multitude of experiences of which I have learned ,that I talk aa I do. There is no more reason wiry we should not be extricated from r>ll our troubles than there wns why Daniel,the Hebrew Children ,and a lot of otbers shdJFhcy simply recognized the LAW, and trusted in the LAW OIVBR. That solved every problem,every time.
Am sending out a news story on the tractor t)v--t will Interest you. !To,iur. Bollinger wai not one of the Get-Rich* ,uick crowd that mads uc the trouble. Ho was in their net,however. Again,I suppose he was hard pressed for f and s .and he loft us here too 000%and multiplied our difficulties. That led to the resignation of our expert fcpor--1or,who -njent north. There was 0 situation such as I have suggested above. The llnfr. seemed to have gotten cold feet with bis own produot.and the Expert advised us to run it into the canal. And my fete,one might alamot say,d spendod upon our making it sucaoad.
And Vt ARB MAKING iv HUCChiMD. And thy "we" are Lawrsncc, a young farm boy working for U3,and myself. I have never for a moment accepted the suggestions of failure oth rs have made. I have said I tk SUCCEEDING. WS LORD I WITH MT2. NOTHING CAR 3T"ND IN TJtrway OF MY SUCCESS." Now it looks as though we are well on the way to one of the biggest successes in the agricultural lino that ever happened. The carping critics are changing their tune,and suggesting that it looks pretty b-'d for our experts to hat* left lis in the lurch, when we are getting ourselves out wit' out their help.
I have not paid Mr. Bollinger his 0 0500.00 that would have been hia if he had made the machine go. If we make it go,I expect to pay him every cent,tho we are not bound to do so. It was up to him to prove it was all right. Thelack of that $500.00 may be ona reason


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he did not pay you. I had lit 1^ opportunity to talk with him. j-e was up hero with the nmohlne.and I wae on the coast raising money for the I.I.Bo-rd,the freight hill, etc. Th n he lef suddenly. tJe were to h- ve had a conference in P. Beach, however,he left with-out telling me, and I hav not seen him nines. I think he wants to do right*but v/e could not understand everything.
1 am enclosing you your deed* Tracts No. 7 and 36.11
Bont due. Grn't. write agar a now. A"ay nt-rt for Washington n---xt week. Address there,700 ^'-ndolpli St. ,hV7.,
But KSP UP YOU:-: C0URTrr''. I know what it Is to he /on the mountain tcpand in tho valley and perhaps you do too. Bon't stay in the v-lley long. it isn't necessary nor v/holesome.
Cordially yow",


0KUU.3LAWTA, IXORIDa/ 1 -r.y 6, 1916.
vy dear J r. Kehn;:--
J.'r. O'besl writes he has wired yb'.ui using my telegram to go ahedd. That is good. ] a co^sl is absolutely c^ ear Tor you to m*kethe sale's I e-n give as good v. deed and abstract OS exist.
I am pushing soma l rge andimportant m cters here,and -could use thecaah right now. ''>o sha3 be gl-xl u> hear from you as soon as nos-ibl that you hays closed the sale.
If you ban save any time by using the ^iros use them rr-t my expense. I trill write the telegraph operator ,0 forward them by first boat.
Gincor.-31 y yours,
p,g. If buyer is insistent
as to his security, >ut the money in
escrov till I said deed, and abstract that suit his advisor. But eOllsOt full sow ir possible. I wil1 then know that tho sain la an accomplished f:-et.
T.B.W*
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I.'n.y 0,1916,
M? J.'".Callahan, Chicle a aha, Okla
Xly dear Kr. all-H.-n:
fotcloasd find you1 receipt f vl90.0G,p-yn >nt on tfoldin- 110.49 in Pruitpredt* tax a mount lining transferred fron Development Loan made b you to me in Deeamber,1914is;s? Your contract c;,rri'?s a rec:v. for tela sum,but ray rocords require that you Shall -l Thus far,A liaye received no notice from to Unoey Trust Co.of receipt by than of anything from you sine- April o,lyl6* IJerh: ^/ ye had bettor rit then re tho '/10.00 additional of which, you wrote mo.
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xe plowing now.


OK33;\LANTA, aXORIDA; Hay 6,1910,
R.D,Nuttall Co., Pittsburg,Pa,
Gentlemen:
Your favo of the ISt.at hand, U am distressed to kno 7? that the manufacture of the bevel gear has been delayed I had understand from your fotmer letter that the gear wna then about to be shipped. The present one may fail U3 at any moment,and so tie up a 04,000- machine indefinitely. The delay caused by the breaking of the former gear cost us,less 2 days, exactly OHR MOUTH.
Hoping for the quickest possible action,I am
Very truly yours.




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OKPJSLAHTA,
May 6,191(3
My dear Mr. Reiohel:
Glad to hear from you again. 2ou probably have ray letter re tlie tractor. Soon yon should receive press story on same.
1 fear you have missed sorn of thepapers I have had sent you. I try to keep themeahers informed partly bypapers and partly by circular letters.
I am still saafldlng strongly for my original program of w safety first." That is,I want to get tilings into such shape before the crowd comes that / they will aot get caugh^/as have so many pioneers on western homesteads,r eoiaimod arid lends and here under the land-comp ny-go-it-alone-root-hog-or-die plan
I am said to bo about the only one who is pushing a pin like this,but people praise it highly. IH aire learning the game here. The c pit listic promoters leave you to learn it,while they sit in their offices in northern cities,live well,and leave you to fall for lack of the knowledge they might have helped provid e for you.
We have learned a lot and accomplished a lot, but there is more yet for rne to do before X shall rec-om maid trarpeopletc come.
Tlie war had delayed things, especially the trac tor which we have needed so badly. The boys here are starting to the field right now with this great machine You ought to see it "Work.
Praternally yours.


Thos. K. Will, President Mm, Laura V. McCuuougb Visa. Vikkinia Brown Whipplk, skoB^
I). W. herriott, Vice Pbesihest kditor I". S. SnEWMAKHR, Treasurer
80f) G Street Northwest
Telephone Main -1200
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Okeelanta,Pla. ,Kay 6,1916.
ry dear r'r. Disc:
Enclosed find your receipt/(llo.327.) you will be interested in the Tractor story,soon to appear.
Very truly yours,


0K3TTIAHTA ,
Kay 6,1910.
Ey
dear Mr. Sastman:-- fV^J
Your favor of the 20th.ult was reed. ur rnail was delayed by a dam in the canal. As to your questions:
1) Insects come and go. Tee horse fly is with us right now* In a short time,its enemy will exterminate it. Mosquitoes are not so bed,I think, as I have found then'in 2).C,yet peopled. live there.
2) Ho pine woods oae palmetto here.
3} 77ork:I never like to pledge this in advance. However,with for less qualifications than you enura rate,* KNW that you would have had an abundance of work here before this. A few ays ago, tlie quee tion of whereto get help unskilled at that seemed serious. Again,our tractor expert resumed his old job in Omaha. Th^t looed like a calamity for us. However,we are getting along. ; ?et,a man like you would have dropped into that quite naturally. There is an opening here for a good general shop. In fact, it is badly needed. I have urged tlie starting of one. The man with the initiative has been lacking. If he could brlnn so-.a tools, others could be found here Again,we need to develop canning. There has bee n a 14 little tediing of this in the school. We can raise stuff to can. Here again tlie IiAH,with the INITIATIVE has been tho need. Too many have to hav the thing handed to them on a platter. we send our laundry to Lauderdale. I can't see why a laundry hers might not get a lot Of business from tlie J*ake as well as here. Boats are plenty* *hey have to be-repaired right along Our tractor expert was the boat expert. Ee is gone. He has no successor. And so on.
THjC MAN would ha veto combine several lines at first. Later,he could specialize more.
families do livehere the year round,and seem to enjoy it. Thecli-mate is almost ideal. Summers are much better thah in the north.
Therailroad is still hanging fire. Tho Gross-State road through here is a live proposition, and should mean more to us than tlie R.R.
Lumber come i up from Laude dale. Boat freight up,C4.50 per E.
We drink canal w ter altogether. Others use this or rain water ( galvanized tan!*. }
Why not run down to Myers,up the Caloosahatehee,across the Lake and over to see us? '.'
P.S. If wecrun our tractor Sincerely yours, on day and night shifts you would fit in admirably.
T.B.'tf. > "
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Thos. K. Wii.i., President
D. \V. IIehhiott, vice president
Mm, i.auha V. McCULLOUCJH kditor
Mus. Virginia Hrown Whipple, hkcri
TT. S, SlIKWMAKER, trrasurkr
800 G Street Northwest
Telephone Main -1SCO
washington, d, c.


M. HOLLINGSWORTH J. W. CALLAHAM J. R. CALLAHAM
PRESIDENT
SECY. AND TREAS. VICE-PRESIDENT
Hollingsworth Commission Company
HAY AND GRAIN
ROOM 16 HOLLINGSWORTH BUILDING
ROBINSON CODE PHONES 1122, 622, 854 and 749
Chickasha, Okla.,_ May 7.1916. m6
Dr. Thos.E.Will,
Palm Beach. Fla.
Dear Sir:-
Your letter and signed contract under date of Apr. 25. received, and I have just neglected returning papers to you, You will find enclosed release to Munsey Trust Co. prep-erly signed. Did you want me to retain the other copy?
I presume this does not in any way it^. improve-ment on my land, as I still want it plowed ana fixed_up as per our agreement.
Check for $10.on last payment on our contract has been mailed, to Washington.
Trust your Tractor proves a success and that as soon as you increase your holdings in the hog line you will act as we agreed upon. Our Okia. City hog market is up around 9 l/2 and .10^ cents per pound, which means a harvest for cur hog raisers throughout this section. -
Yeu will note from the letter-heads that I am interested in our products of the soil and have been since' last Summer but am still connected with the Indiahoma Gins* Right here I want to add a few lines that ycu might use in your_ar-guments as. to why that particular section should diverslfvf We are now selling to parties in Florida, first cutting Alfalfa


LLINGSWORTH
PRESIDENT
J. W. CALLAHAM
SECY. AND TREAS.
J. R. CALLAHAM
VICE-PRESIDENT
Hollingsworth Commission Company
HAY AND GRAIN
ROOM 16 HOLLINGSWORTH BUILDING
ROBINSON CODE PHONES 1122, 622, 854 and 749
Ghickasha, Okla.,_1916
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Hay, delivered on a "basis of Jacksonville rate, at $20. and /$2l. per ton. This commodity costs us on the local market /all the way from $7* to $8* per ton, rate to Jax. .46 cents per hundred, or $9.20 ton, making our profit about $2.50 to $3,00 ton, Of course this is not for_pualigation, hut you see just hew much is going out of the State, which, orainarily looks to me, as if it should he kept at home, in other words, J raise enough forage crops to eliminate having to go out of the I State for the things that should he grown, you might say, in j one's own hack yard*
I wish when you are scouting around over the country that, if you come across a good piece of land, suitable for raising hogs, dr Lets hear from you from time to time.


C. W. NELSON
dealer in
HAY, CORN, OATS AND MJLL FEED


dealer in
HAY, CORN, OATS AND MILL FEED


FORM 129 1-26-16 5M
ALL AGREEMENTS ARK CONTINGENT UPON STRIKES, FIRES AND OTHER CAUSES UNAVOIDABLE OR BEYOND OUR CONTROL.
Wisconsin Motor Manufacturing Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF
ClIAS. H. JoHH, PBES. a TREAS,
A. F. Ml LB BATH, SBc'y a- engineer.
H. A. Meyer, asst. seo'y a tubas.
FACTORY and OFFICE 44th Avenue and Burnham Street MILWAUKEE, WIS.
AUTOMOBILE, TRUCK AND MARINE MOTORS
POST OFFICE ADDRESS Station A Milwaukee, Wis.
ENGINEERS AND AUTOMOBILE SPECIALISTS
Milwaukee, Wis., May 8. 1916^
Mr. Thos. E. Will, Okeelanta, Fla.
Dear Sir:
We have your letter of the 28th ult. and are mailing you, enclosed, descriptive circu-lais on our model MA" "Jn and MD" four cylinder motors, also power curve showing the power these motors develop at various speeds. We believe either one of these motors would suit your requirements and we are enclosing our price-list on which we are pleased to quote you a discount of isrfo f.o.b. Milwaukee. We fuliy guarantee our motors as to workmanship and efficiency and if there is any other information you would like we would be very glad to hear from you.
Yours very truly*


ray 9.X92.6.
F.osora. C.II.Lync Co.,
foundry,
: iami,Pla,
Gentlemen*
I doaire to any that tho wc tic. you did for Ins proved,oo f-r, highly sat'lafactory*- a fret I greatly appreciate*
I aid s ndlhg herewith,by parcels post,two more gears* 3oth should haye bean hardened hy the iafrs. hut wore not* They may fail us in an omer g-ncy, and therefore I am 3 end in/; t:u to you with tlie request that you give them the mogt complete hardening ( outside) possible with your facilities. Vo plan to reverse them,and use the faco that h->s boon lo?3 worn*
Inasmuch as our machine ie held up while waiting for roturn of gears,i request that,as before, you give me n.3 quick service es poosibl o,r--turning gears to Qkeer,nta by paroela poet* Bill will be p->i,d oh reoe^i*
Very truly your3.


Fay 9,1916.
n.D.:iutt--ll Co., Pit'sburg,!'*,.
C'entlenon:
In an earlier letter I referred to gerv troubles of *"hi oh I or id would sperl: nor s definitely.
.::'oX"?ov.'inf are two gears on the driven Shaft of our tractor: ( made by Loll in- or ,'i'it tsburg. )--
flKM T'.Mk4'.> in no. Covorna one-mile, i. slor-ent speed. On driven sl^o.ft.
"KHTeeth, 37 in no. On same Shaft. Govern n two-nile,or next slowest opood.
Hoth these are supposed to bo Ivrd as glass or outside. both are noft. *# heve to-day taken tkeraloff and examined them. "V find it if. -riafe to use them' no longer,and are therefore sending them to Uiami, .VI?'. for surface hardening. the me time, I desire
to >-l-ce order with you for duplicate*! of tho-s two go-'.rn pro-perlh^rd,eneri. This aardenin^^^p^rk^ will mon another aeia'y in the work of p v*,t Od^O^poverxng, perhaps, from one week to weeks. The del y from tlie breaking of tlie email bevel 'ear whitih you are replacing i-^XXE^Jwabc^ 2 days,
amounted to J** ~~
I m told yan^diu;^ e.^fe^ in probably thebost iii^tal in the world TrOM whTcTT to make gears* If so, I desire voy much to Two it for our "Cars. I do not assume to kne more about gear motrls than you, but,in the free of these torribly expensive delays,I earnestly request the very best metal and service that c->n be bnd.
By parcels post,I *,-. sending fr mentr- of a clujyahfrom our gear box, al30 mrde by you. This went to -pieces; the f iret tiner |he t;r JLn wpj? put on it. Luckily, it gov erne the'third and f ourth Toeodn'.^'liich we are not compelled to use. aaving prld for it,we are,-*e i*eel, entitled to it;howevox we do not cere to pay for it a second time til! wa need ft woree than now.


R.D.K.Co. (2)
Plen.Be, however .RUSH the two above gears and the small bevel gear of which we have oorres ponded, ** desire to take our machine to point where it will bepretty far removed from our basa.andif gearofall|us out there it ney prove little less than a calamity.
Very truly yours.
P.S. Following are descriptions of tlie gears ordered: Gear Pitch Pitch Teeth ffaoo Hole Style Key ways Huttall's
Dlam.
1st. 10 1/2 42 2 1/4 2 3/8 Webb 2 k.ws. (K)
"tM** x/Q X 3/l.Q
2d- 1/4 37 2 1/4 2 3/8 2 k.ws.
SPd 3/0 x 3/16 (K)
clutch T,B' 3?,P,*S 5* ?rokcn is thatr,./ou may note its condition. It
hRrd_wjitnin.,a3 well as without. AMs probably accounts for it3 fr T.3,W,


Thos. K. Wii.i., Prrmidknt
!>. W. HERRIOTT, vice president
MhS. Ii/WHA V. MCCVM/H'nil RDITOR
Mrs. Vihginia Brown M'hippi.i-
V. s. KlIl-nvMAKKK. trraburkr
809 G Street Northwest
Telephone Main 1SOO
washixgtox, 1). c.


V. W. HELM
PRESIDENT
H. G. GEER
VICE-PRESIDENT
RALPH A. HORTON
SECRETARY
R. M. PRICE TREASURER
DIRECTORS
T.J. CAMPBELL,
West Palm Beach
B5./G. GEER,
! West Palm Beach
V. W. HELM, Miami
0. D. HINSON, Pompano
RALPH A. HORTON,
Fort Lauderdale
ROY d. MARSH,
Homestead
J. M. McCASKlLL, Miami
ORRIN RANDOLPH,
Lake Worth
F. W. BAKER, Miami
Skagit^
OUR MOTTO CO-OPERATION
Main Office FORT LA U D E R DA L E, F LO R ID A
May 9, 1916.
Thomas E. Will, Fruitcrest,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
EXTRACT FROM CONSTITUTION
"MEMBERSHIPIn this
League may be held by all commercial, agricultural, marketing | and other organizations,
and firms, corporations and individuals
whether residents or non-residents of the
State of Florida-interested in the drainage
and development of the Everglades" :-: :-:
Dear Sir:
We find that* your dues in the League were paid up to Dec! 12, 1915,
What we have been able to accomplish so far towards roacfe and drainage is only a fraction of what must yet be done.
You are familiar with some of the matters upon which we are at work. You will realize that any project that has become as badly involved as had the Everglades projeot, cannot be wholly disentangled in the short space of one year. We havera foundation laid of good effective work. It but remains for us to Jeep our present membership intact and add a reasonable percentage each month to keep the work of the League going and dring about the results we are looking for the complete drainage of those parte of the Everglades that are now in private ownership.
Is this worth working and fighting for? We believe it is and that through this organization of land owners that we can get results and have already begun to get results, consequently we earnestly seek your further support and would appreciate a remittance to cover renewal of your membership in the League.
Very truly yours,
EVERGLADES DRAINAGE & DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE,


fit f:H'WH ,H.WMIU'W
s
920 Woodtvard Building,
Washington, D. C, May 9, 1916.
Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Okeelanta, Florida. My dear Professor:
Referring to your letter of May 5th wherein you ask the Fruit-crest members to pay up in full for plowing and indicate that a prompt and generous response is highly advisable, I am enclosing herewith my check for ^36.00, being the balance which.would be owed by me for the plowing of my twelve acres.
I trust you will be able to arrange to have this plowing' promptly done.
I take it that you will not allow the tractor to be idle, but will keep it going and not await the arrival of the additional engine.
May I not rely on you to formulate a plan whereby I may be able to follow up the plowing with some sort of planting? You have been so busy that my former inquiries along this line remain unanswered* I do not know whether it would be best to plant my lend with citrous fruit trees or to use it for the present for other purposes. It may be that this land would be adapted to potato raising and that it might be well to plant it for the first year in potatoes or other vegetables. Or it might be best to plant grapefruit or orange trees. If planted in potatoes or other vegetables, or in fruit trees, it may be that some sort of fertilizer will be required. It may be that the land should
be fenced.


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be fenced.
It may be best to let the ground lie fallow until
further experiments show what is best to be done with it.
It
may be best for me to have you sell this land and for me to buy at Okeelanta, or some other point.
Being upon the ground you should be able to judge best in regard to this.
Please refer to my last letter and be good enough at your earliest convenience to write me more in detail, so that I may determine upon my course.
Very sincerely yours,
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Advisory Board
Mr. Herman LaRue Brown Rt. Rev. Alfred Harding Dr. Henry J. Harris Prof. Wm. J Kerby Mr. Charles E. Kern Judge Martin A. Knapp Judge J. Wilmer Latimer Miss Julia C Lathrop Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey Secretary William C. Redfield Judge F. L Siddons Rev. John Van Schaick, Jr. Secretary William B. Wilson
Consumers' League
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
MISS ZIP S. FALK, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY MUNSEY BLDG., WASHINGTON. D.C. TELEPHONE, MAIN 3416
Honorary Vice-Presidents
Mrs. Milton E. Ailes Miss Cornelia Aldis Mrs. Whitman Cross Mrs. Ernest W. Roberts Mrs. Richard Wainwright Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley
Executive Committee
President: Mrs. Laurence Todd Vice-Presidents: Mrs. Walter S. Ufford
Miss Dorothy M. Mueller Mrs. Lloyd B. Wight Miss Edith J. Goode Mrs. Henry S. Graves Dr. Charles P. Neill Mr. A. J. McKelway Treasurer: Mrs. Merrill E. Gates Recording Sec'y: Miss Elizabeth E. Bryan Ass't Recording Sec'y: Mrs. D. F. Hewett Chairman Label Com.: Mrs. Wilbur C. Phillips Ch'm. Cost of Living Com.: Dr. Frank O'Hara
May 9, 1916,
My dear Dr Will*:
This winter a half dozen faithful, efficient, and responsible young women lost their positions in one of our first-class E Street stores because a new manager had been installed who preferred to select his own people in his department.
We went to the head of the firm and protested. We asked if it were customary to allow a new manager to do as he pleased with employees who had given entire satisfaction. We were informed that it was.
If such things are customary among our ranking firms, isn't it time that we, the purchasing public, made our power felt? Widespread sentiment against such unfairness is the ONLY WAY TO CHANGE such customs! This is, in brief, the basis on which the Consumers' League is founded, Its work has a very definite bearing on every other effort for social welfare.
We are planning to increase our membership so as to raise our budget for next year. So far we have only two-thirds of it in hand. Won't you help?
We need 60 members to pay $ 5; We need 30 members to pay 10; We need IS members to pay | 25; We need 6 members to pay $ 50; We need 4 members to pay |l00{- we have
we have 52.
we have 25.
we have 3.
we have 3.
we have 2.
Yours very sincerely,
President.
CLT/RH ene.


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En route, May 10,1916
My dear Norve:
Yours of the 2d.at hand. Enclosed find receipt for $17.50 .payt.on tract 52. Thank you* I alsoscni recpt. for $12.00 to Dr.Quinn.
I don't want to crowd you on payts.for breaking. Send what you can.
I presume you will soon see the Tractor Story ( in Ela.paper.) I believe we Shall have a great machine. It has taken some timw and work to get it M broken in."
Our weather here i ^ practically p erfect. On the boat is a man who recently returned from Ath-ens, Greece, famous for its clira-te. He s-^id the climate of Athens"cant hold a candle"to ours.
The folks in D.C4 are packing up t They will move to Fla.soon. Will probably visit in Huntington,L.I. first ,maybe till about Sept. Will live in Lauderdale at first,while I am getting things shaped up in the Glades.
Our R.R. is a pretty slow proposition. The rock road see sto be a sure thing. It is being pushed. Many believe it will do us more good than a R.R.
Regards to Gertrude.
Cordially yours.
P.S. You ought to see what a'Tractor man Lawrence is developing into* He is doing finely.
T.E.W.


Thos. K. Will, President
D. W. Hkrriott, vice prraidrnt
Mhs. Laura Vi Mc(7clu>[igh
kditor
Mus. Virginia hkown Whipple,
V. S. HHEWMAKER, Tkkahi'RKU
800 Gr Street Northwest
Telephone Main 4260 _____ _
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My dear Mr. Renin;
Yours of the 3d.at hand. Following are some of the things that may he produced in our teritory,and in the Lake region.
Vegetables:-- Com, sweet corn, torn-toes, turnips, carrots,cabbage,onions,lettuce,be ets,cauliflower, spinach,beans, eggplants,p ppers,peas, okra.
Vines.: Pumpkins,Indian pumpkins,Kershaws, squash,sweet potatoes.
Tubers: Potatoes.
Fruit: Strawberries, Rosalie, pinapples, figs, guavas,papayas,mulberries,elderberries
Keats: Chickens,ducksmturkies,pigeons,coots, rabbits,fish
Someof these things abound now. ^any others can be multiplied if themarket is available. -4ie canning factory would supply this,pres rmbly. I believe they can be 'ell distributed through the/ year.
There!8 no question that a canning factory at Okeelanta^ would behaiTu as a blessing. One|of our most conservative neighborG spoke to me some weeks since of the great need for such an institution, and tf\e field for it. I hopcyou will impress these facts upon your man.
I can givedeed and abstract promptly on sale.
Tract 54 would make an ideal location for this factory. It would be patronized from tlie Lake regionas well as from our territory* As soon as settlers and prospective settlers know they can sell their products well they will be glad to raise then in abundance. With our great machine,it should bepossibi e to geta large area in cultivation soon. Shall beglad to have you push tlie matter as money due me is slow in coining in.
Sincerely yours.


Thos. K. Will, President
I>. w. Hkrriott, vice president
Mrs. Iauua V. MrC'i'i.[,orr.n
editor
Mrs. Virginia Brown Whipple, sk-17, s. slirwmaker, treasurer
80f) Gt Street Northwest
Telephone Main 4sgo
washington', . c.


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ALL ORDERS SUBJECT TO STRIKES. ACCIDENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
CABLE ADDRESS: n uta lg e a r"
Mo.ni>> ,v ir/v\w f, (i (> ( tw
manufacturers of
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of every description.
GEARS.PINIONS and TROLLEYS
for electric railway mine and industrial haulage /aotors.
M^CANDLESS AND HARRISON AVE.
TELEPHONE FISK-122* -1225 -1226
CODES USED: WESTERN UNION DIRECTORY AND WESTINGHOUSE
ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COMPANY
REPLYING REFER TO_(J J R W^mamamK&m^km May 10, 1916
Mr. Thos. E. Will,
Okeelanta, Florida.
Dear Sir:
We have your letter of May 6th in reference to your bevel pinion and presume that you have before this date received our letter advising you that shipment would be made on lasj^jgriday the 5th inst. We hope you will receive the pinion without any delay. This last pinion shipped you was file hard and should give good results.
In reply to your letter of April 25th making inquiry regarding vanadium steel, would advise that we have had considerable experience with vanadium steel and have had widely varying results. It has not been much of a success as far as railway motor gearing is concerned. Howe'ver, our metallurgist is of the opinion that a vanadium steel pinion of the size required by you, properly case-hardened, would give good service and inasmuch as it would be policy for you to have a spare pinion on hands, we will be glad to make one up for you, if you will send us an order, either direct or thru the Bollinger Company who furnished ydur apparatus, bearing in mind thatvanadium steel is hard wto secure and it will require sometime to make delivery. We shall be very glad to hear from you with relation to the results you may secure from the last pinion shipped.
"ftSf~ ^ hA-*t" Yours very truly,
K. P. NUTTALL COMPANY.
CJB:D
h^t, to Sales Manager.


En Route, ay 10,1916,
Hr H.A.Dey, Boynton,Fla.
My dear Sir:
Yours of the 5th. at hand. I am glad to know you are interested in rura" ro'ds* So am I. We realize we have had not had a M sqyaere deal in this i matter*
With the support of h keworth,it should he possible for you to receive help from the -kakeworth Herald- Some of us redd that paper.
Should you come into our territory it might be well for you to see,,our people at the Okeelanta P.0 on tlie 1st.or 3d.baturday night of the month when our Cooneratiwe Aggn. meets there.
Very truly yours.


Thos. K. Will, President
D. W. Hbrbiott, Vice president
Mrs. Iauka V. McCULIdOUGH editor
Mrs. Virginia Brown Whipple, si-.< hi t.Aiv
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NOTARY PUBLIC
GUY SHERMAN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
FORT LAUDERDALE, PLA.
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En Ro-it3# Hay 11,19X6.
Dr. ^.R.quinn, Pryor.Qiaa.
Vg dear Br. Q,uian:-
Eaclosed find receipt for frMUtq $12.00c$600 for payment on your Holding &O.S3, and fg.OOmfo- pa^s^nt on plowing. *2fomk you.
Tou will prfifbably receive soon tlie Tractor story. X hope you will like it* She nriohinc leaves the gro^jadin fine condition.
Sincerely yours,
Address, Gkedants.S'Ia.


Thos. K. Will, president
D. W. Heuhiott, vice President
Mrs. I.auha V. McCULIX)ugh nniroR
Mrs. Virginia hrown Whipple, skcbktab-v it. S. Siihwmakhk, Treasurer '


Hay 11,1916,
My dear Comrade Johnstone:
Have been axp cting your reply andremittance 2 x 510.00 = 120.00. Please address it to me at 700 Randolph St.,IT.Vjr. /Washington, B.C. I May h there. Xf not.it rill he forw-rded t to m e.
Fraternally yours.


Thos. K. Will, president
I>. W. Hehhiott, vice President
Mrs. Laura V. McCcllojjgh
HDITOR
Mrs. Virginia brown Whipple, an
T\ ft. SlIMM'MAKrH, treasurer
800 Gr Street Northwest
Telephone Main -I200
washingtox, ]">. c.


FRUITCREST (FLORIDA) ASSOCIATION
THOMAS E. WILL, President and Manager
Wheeler Building fort lauderdale, florida
mutualism VERSUS commercialism
The Fruitcrest Plan
OF
Settlement and Development
LAND OWNERSHIP: The individual owns his farm tract and building lot. The community owns the forty-acre Central Square.
GROUPED AND ORGANIZED: Buyers are not scattered, but Grouped, and organized into an Association.
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT: They choose a Central Management, whom they may also remove.
PIONEERING: This Management cares for the Common Interests, including the Pioneering; the members, meanwhile, enjoying "all the comforts of home."
COMMON CAPITAL: To make this possible, the Management is provided with a Common Capital derived, at first, from the buyers' payments, and, later, from collective production and rentals.
LAND AT COST: That raising this fund may not burden them, the buyers are furnished their Land at Cost; viz., at $20.00 per Acre, while adjoining lands sail at $65.00 per acre.
MUCH FOR LITTLE: The buyers' total average outlay for Land, Fund and an Unrivalled Plan Insuring Success thus falls far below what others pay for land alone, bought on a plan inviting Failure.
EQUILIBRIUM: Individual affairs are to be 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 Everglades, and become a Model for the settlement and development of new countries elsewhere.
May 11,1916.
My d eaLawr en c e; -
Am likely to Mpjnma thinks
start to washington now sheca'n't go to
by_ Forbes,at Guy Sherman's
tie,) Trust
ble.
in a, day or two* Huntington,
Please 3end down office, the following;
H Bank books",I showed you.
On same shelf,or above,envelope marked
"audit."
At right of Sank books, in large,brown envelpo es, the se: Accts. Current, M
" Bills Paid",-"Receipts'^ if there.) "Munsey Accts."( or some such ti-This envelope contains returns from Munsey Co.
Please wrap these securely. Theyare valua-You forgot to send the laundry. The man coming up to fight the fire was marooned in the rocks. e saw him as we came down. He may need thehouse boit in hi s fire-fighting work. If so,better let him have it,I think. Comrasrs. ought to pay something for its use.
Please send me Saml,Andrews's address. Thinks to Dyke,my bank margin is unusually narrow just now. Keep expenses down. I think we csn spare Mr. Geightley for a while. talked with h*. He knows he may not be there right along. You have about $15.00, I believe, and $56. of gas. Am hoping for money thru mail. Will keep you in mind.
Am sending up your tractor tubing etc. Sent gear3 to Miami this morning. promised them to
go to you to-morrow. Quick work again. Write me in duplicate,here and D,C*,how things come on.
Sent order toHastings for Milo Maize. Yu
will find room for it on the yond the pig pen,on new land
west of 59 and old.
and 60 be-
Hope you will hold things down in good shape. Try to keep things looking -well and to get some plowing done.
Hate to run off and leave you,but know you will look after t ings carefully. Regards to all.
As ever yours,


FRUITCKEST LOCATION
ON SECTION 27, (below)
AT THE HUB
feuitcrest facilities as to
X. TRANSPORTATION: (1,1, and 12) Lauderdale-Pkeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway; connecting, by fail, with (2) Sanford-to-Jacksonville BoatHne. (3) Florida EastCoast Ry. Extension, to F. E. C. Main Line. (4) St, Lucie Canal (proposed.) (5) Jupiter-to-Okeechobee Highway. (6) West Palm Beach Canal (.begun.) (7) Palm Beach-Okeelanta-Ft. Myers Highway (begun.) (7a) Township Line Canal (begun; bordering Okeelanta Addition.) (8) Hillsborough Canal. (.9) Miami Canal. (10) Caloosahatchee River, connecting with the (11) Atlantic Coast Line Ry. to Jacksonville. (12) North New River Canal, connecting with the U3) Florida East Coast Ry. and the (14) Inter-Coastal-Miami-to-Jacksonville Waterway. (15) Tampa, Atlantic and Gulf Ry. (surveyed) to connect with ocean steam ship lines on (16^ East Coast, to Nassau and, later, to World Ports; and, on (17) West Coast, to New Orleans, Havana, Key West and New York. (18) Atlantic, Okeechobee and Gulf Ry.
II. COMMUNICATION: (12 and 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale, Okeelanta, Rita and Ft. Myers. Telephone (partially constructed.)
(19) Lauderdale -Okeslanta- Ft. Myers


Kay 11,1916
Dear Mr. Pugh:--
I remember that, when was at your house, you were compl-'ining "bitterly of the Chi cago climate. How here in your chance to get ihto an absolutely ideal cliirr te,and,at the same time,get in on an A 1,gild-edged proposition for a home.
I want to ask you to read this booklet carefully, and then decide to take on e or more Fruit-crest holdings, Ahere are but a fe left. 'The thinp; has sold finely,and largely for spot cash.
I have seen the land and knov; it 1$ all right Further, th e people who are handling it are strictly on the square. Don't miss thi 3 chance.
As ever your^,


Thos. K. WlUL, Prbsidbnt
I>. W. IlERRIOTT, VlCR PRfifllDRNT
Mrs. Laura V. IVIcCullocgh
editor
Mrs. Virginia Brown Wimppu:, hkcr* tt. s. slikwmakkk. trraburrr
SOf) G Strket North-west
Telephone Main 4260
mashixgton, . c.


May 11,1016.
My dear Mr. Grea.thouse:-~
Presume you roe ived letter re plowing. 9 ews story on Tractor is out,and copy sent you. If at oh for it.
Sly fores are pa eking to oome to 1?la. 1 may be with them soon,to help.
I don(t want to crowd,. jpu;t>ut can't you mak< special effort to pay a lit U^jaor- at this time?
iake
a
Thia is on time we are needing %t more than usual*-engine, gagolifce, alter ations,mov e to Pl-.etc. Was
stood off" KayJgJBi.on presentation or bill for meariy $400OO^overdue,most of it to me personally.
I believe our machin e will make a big hit with tlie changes planned. Competent critic:? agree.
Cordially yonrs,
30 Randolph Wash.,D.C.
P.S. Address me 700 Randolph St.,H.W.,
T.E.W.