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

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

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700 Randolph St., N.17.,
Washington,B.C., May 16, 1916.
Gibes Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, Fla.
Gentlemen:-
I an-i handling an eight-ton traction pulverizer on the Florida Everglades. We have a model engine of about 44 h.p., automobile type. We need a second engine of about equal power, the first to" drive the tractor, the second to revolve the cylinder which does the, plowing. This second engine should bman kerosene or crude oil.
I am told you may be able to furnish us such an engine as we need. The marine type has been recommended. A good second-hand engine with your guarantee, assuming such an engine would save ua a reasonable sum,- might be acceptable, I shall be pleased to hear from you.
Very truly yours,
President, Frultcrest Ass'n.


< ;i;ni:i;ai. Offickh i
LONG nUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Southern Offices t ^
SST, 1sth STRKEWi^'
MIAMI. FI.A.
Iztt^rglato Hani* g>nh& (Etfmpmtg
B. C. HOWE,
gknkral agbnt for tiik company's lands
Washington, i >. o, hradquarterh t
SOO G. STREET, N. W. OURAY BUILDING Phonb Main 430O
Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The Furst-Clark Construction Ccmpany, a leader in its line, is handling the work with extraordinary 3kill 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 f.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, W9 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 by 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.
Very truly yours,


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700 Randolph St., IT..,
Washington, D.C., May 18, IS16
Mr. C.W. Nelson, Crocker, Mo.
My dear Mr. Ne 1 a on: -
Yours of the 8th at hand. Am here till June 1, moving my family to Florida. This helps to prove my faith in the Everglades a fact which you may p6i unicate to your doubting friends.
I note that these friends want to "see" before-^ buying. This is not uncommon in the purchase of farming lands but would seem to be less necessary in the purchase of lots.
Am enclosing copy of story on traction pulverizer. If you show this to your friends it may help to encourage them. We expect to use this machine in clearing up the town lots and preparing jshem for occupancy and use.
I think I told you I have already paid for a considerable section of the townsite. I am expecting daily to receive a deed for this from the I.I. Beard, following which I shall be prepared to give you de-ds. for your lots.
I shall be glad to see you when you come down. Can't you manage to bring seme of your doubting friends with you?
Very truly yours,
President, Fruitcrest As


gknkkal offices 1
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern '
SST, 13T1I Wtii MIAM
E. C. HOWE,
General agent for the company's lands
Washington, d. C, Headquarters t 800 g. street, n. w. ouray building
Phone Main -AiiGO


J STUART LEWIS Secretary F. C. ELLIOT. Chief Drainage Engineer PARK TRAMMELL. Governor
; ex-officio president
W v. KNOTT. comptroller J. C. LUNNING. treasurer
T. F. WEST. Attorney General w. A. McRAE. Com r a Salesman
trustees & board of com'rs
Trustees o^*6 Internal Improvement Fund
l/d
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF EVERGLADES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
of the state of florida
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA.
May 19, 1916.
Mr. Thos. E. Will, 700 Randolph St. N.W., Washington, D.O.
Dear Sir:
Yours of thei6th inst. enclosing check for $59.00 to cover interest on your land payments received, and receipts are enclosed, herewith, as usual.
With kind regards and best wishes for a pleasant trip to your old home, I am
Yours very truly,


700 Randolph St., N.W.,
Washington,D.C., May IS, ISIS.
Mr. R. W. Nickerson,
Lake Worth, Florida.
My dear Mr. Nickerson
I wrote you yesterday. Yours of "May 21st" is at hand. Endloped find copy of letter I am writing Mr. Prior. I trust he may accept. I closed one sale in Lauderdale, and am closing two here. These take holdings number 56, 36 and 37. If anyone wants a number V, you may sell #99. This is a resale. The buyer 7/as killed by accident and his mother, a poor widow, wants the money out of the tract. The available tracts now stand:
CLASS_NUMBERS_PRICE
I 35, 36, 39, 47, 54, 64, 65 ^380
II 30, 31, 38?), 35, 40, 48 304
V 99 338
I am wondering whether the Busoey letter regarding deed is the one Mr. Lewis sent me while I was still at Okeelanta, I explained a slight change that needed to be made in the Bussey deed.before 1 could e^Afft. it. That deed indicated that I had already filed the New okeelanta plat with the County Clerk. This, you remember, was impossible, and wa3 one reason why I went to Tallahassee and bought the two lots outright, in advance. The dedd should read that the plat is "to be filed". Such deeds, I know, have been issued and doubtless can be again.
I trust you will see there is no tie-up on this deed. The matter should all be settled before July 1.
Am glad the outlook for the Okeelanta Gladecrest out off is good and hope you will continue to push it. I saw Bissell, practically the sole survivor of Gladecrest, while in Lauderdale, and explained fully to him the i rrportance and possibility of getting this cut-off. He was very much interested, and wanted to know if I had told John Holland about it. I had, quite fully, sometime before. The whole matter was news to both of them.
I now suggest you write Holland at Miami regarding the interest being manifested by the surveyor' and have him do all he can to intensify^u As I explained to both Holland and Biesell, the pushing down of the road line to the Hillsboro bend started with Mr. Orrin Randolph and myself, and has now become a definite part


Obnbral Offices i
long i1uilding
KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern i)h
sst. 12-1 trt3kt ^
All A MI, FLA.
E CV HOWE, Washington, d. c. Headquarters t
General agent for the soo g. street, n. W.
company's lands- olray building
Phone Main 4260
Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leadar 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 row 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 no?/ almost gene, 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 by 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.
Very truly yours,


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of the scheme, with no help whatever from Gladecrest. The Gladecrest people should now do their "best to see that the road is carried across to the Bolles Canal.
Sincerely yours,


(bnkral opficeb t
LONG Hl'II.DINC
KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern
asT,
OFFICES i laTU STHEE MIAMI,
E. C. HOWE,
General agent for the
company's Lands
Dear Sir:-
Washington, i>. c, Headquarters soo g. street, n. w. oubay building
Phone Main 4260
You will be 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 land3. Two men who have actually crossed the 'Glades cne, 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."
Net long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty, then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrot6 us for twenty acres more.
Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of 64,000 acre3, and another of 180,000 acres were sold} another of 46,000 acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts havo 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, v/e 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 by 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.
Very truly yours,




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700 Randolph St., N.W.,
Washington,D,C., May 19, 1916.
Mr. 0.p> Klepper,
Roosevelt Ave.,
. Indianapolis, Ind,
My dear Mr. Klepper;-
Have not yet heard from you in response to recent letters. However, I am again reminded of you through the application, just received from Canada for Fruitcrest holding "SI, which you have been considering. I am endeavoring to switch the purchaser to another holding. Meanwhile, as in the case of your New Okeelanta lot beside the store, also desired by another, it is important that ycu decide soon whether you want this holding.
From the last letter I received from you I thought you had about decided affirmatively; in consequence, I am wondering about the cause of the delay. If it has to do with the building clause, some modification might be made in the interest of an actual settler.
Very truly yours,
President, Fruitcrest Ass'n.


< iin i' 11 a i. offices i
LONG nrn.iiiM.
KANSAS CITY, MO.
E. C. HOWE,
General agent for the Company's Lands
Dear Sir:-
You will be 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 hcmeseeker. 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 tsfenty 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 by 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.
\
southern Office**^ f | MIAMI. ^tl
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Washington, D. c, Headquarters sod G. street, N. W. OURAY BUILDING
Phone Main 4.260
Very truly yours,


700 Randolph St., N..,
Washington,D.C, May 19, 1916.
Mr. Va Roberteon,
B32B E. Send St.,
Cleveland, Ohio*
My dear Mr. Robertson:-
Ycurs et the 13th found as here. Enclosed find receipt for Ho*, completing payment for plowing of your 5-4tor fariatract at f$ per acre. I thank you for this. While re are at it, we ought to break up your one-acre building lot as well,
I am here until about the first, packing, |s remove ray family to Florida.
If core had been, done on the tract or in Pittsburgh, lees would have bad to bo done in the Glades, ftfti valuable time would have beet, saved us. However, we can*t help that. We did our best then and are doing it now; and with the help of good mensbers like yourself, we shall keep right on doing so.
We dor,*t regard the naohine as too heavy for the big work we -want It to do. The soft gsarrs and lack of power were the fault, of others. However, we are getting past these things. I am holding back part of the pay for the machine to see how things corns out.
Yen, I remember very well the location of your tract.
As to interest in waking things go, don't forget that my interest far exceeds that of any one' of our coepbers. Where most of the?'-; havn but hundreds invested, I have thousands. In addition to which I an staking about everything on ths .success of this enterprise.
?Tow a to first crop && often elsowhera, the question of a first crop on nawlybroken Everglade' land is Important. Before buecfflsmgngery produotive, this land must have a little time in which" to sun, air and rot down. To this process,'as we have'learned hy aotual experience, is absolutely essential, to plowing, no, crowing. Even if the land were then !left' fallow for a year,' It would not be "going back." Instead, it would be going forward toward high fertility.
Now, while the land is passing through this preparatory stage, we want to make it net its Owners at least a little money;


eneral OFFICES i
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
South run OFFICES i
litiT, I^tii STRE MIAMI.
E. C. HOWE,
grmeral agent for the company's Lands
WASHINGTON, D. C, HEADQUARTERS : 800 G. STREET, N. W. OURAY BUILDING
Phonb Main i'jf'.n
Dear Sir:-
Ycu will be 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 by 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.
Very truly yours,


and, on the principle of "safety first0, to do so at the smallest possible outlay to them. Sinoe the interests of many are involved, the answer to the question, *wh t plant first?" should not be made off-hand. A little later I want to circularise the members on this*
Please remember, however, our task right now is to get the plowing Itself on the most sutftfeseful bads; and this we are rapidly approaching. Meanwhile, like virtue, plowing "is its own reward." Regardless of the first crop, it pays big dividends by helping build the soil, after which our problem ie simple.
We shall be very glad to see you when you oome down
again.
Cordially yours,


cibnkkai. officks :
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTnKHN OFFICKS i 1 1
MIAMI. l-I A.
10. C. HOWE,
General agent for Tn Company's Lands
Washington, d. c, iikadquabtkrs SOO G. STREET, N. W. OUBAY building
Phonb Main 12GO
Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bound3.
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 gene, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also been sold.
The prices have risen from f.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 by 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.
Very truly yours,


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ADDISCfN T. SMITH
home address: Twin Falls
Committee assignments:
IDAHO
Public Lands
Alcoholic Liquor Traffic
May 19, 1916.
Dr. Thomas B. Wills,
Lauderdale, Florida. My dear Mr. Wills:
Net having heard from you for a long time I am curious to know how things are progressing in Florida, and if developments are as rapid as you anticipated. How extensive are the reclaiming plans being prosecuted? I am planning to visit Florida about the 10th of March next year in the event I am re-elected to Congress, which now seems probable.
"an you indicate how far south of Lake Okeechobee is drained and ready "or cultivation?
With kind personal regards, I an,
Very truly your friend,^ -
S/F


700 Randolph St., N.W.,
Washington, D.C., May 19, 1916.
Wisconsin Motor Manufacturing Co., 44th Ave. and Burnham St., Milwaukee, Wise. Attention Mr. H.J. Dhein.
My dear Sir:-
Yours of the 8th was received. The price list, however, on your engines, A.J. & D., wesenot received. Will you kindly send this to me here.
We should like to burn kerosene oil. Is your engine adapted to this use? If we could save by so doing and still get a f|ood engine we might take one at second hand. Have you one?
Very truly yours,
President, Fruitcrest Ass'n.


BNRRAL offices i
loxg building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
lEwrgldte Hani* !>al?H (frmtpmtg
e. c howe, Washington, d. c iiiadqu (enebal agent for tiik 800 g. street, n. w.
company's lands ouray building
Phonb Main lnco
Dear Sir:-
You will be 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 by 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.
SOUTIIBBN OFFICHHi
22T, isth strrrt MIAMI. I
Very truly yours,


700 Randolph St., ff.W.,
Washington, D.C., May IS, 1916.
Mr. Sydney A. Prior,
c/o E.G. Bollingehead, Ostrander, Ont.
My dear Sir:- '
I am in receipt of a letter from Mr. R.W. Nickerscn of Lake Worth, Florida relative to your consideration of a holding in Fruitcrest, Florida. I note you are considering #81 or 26, and that Mr. Tllokerson has quoted you the following terms:"0100 down with application, and ?'S. every four weeks after October, 1916, until the entire sum of $304 base been paid", a part of this sum to be worked out should you oome down to Florida with your family this Fall.
I hereby approve of these terras. I suggest, however, that ycu take tract m re-ther than 31 since another buyer is considering tract PI. Tracts 26 and 27 have just been t;-.ken.
We shall continue to need workers. Should your work be satisfactory, a I have no doubt it will, and if you are living cr /In the neighborhood, I would agree that you shall have opportunity "% I to work out from !i?0.to 75 of your ,&&atract. It might be possi- J \jsle to'*Tncroaae this amount. Circumstances would have to determine.
While conditions In Section 27 are being brought into livable shape, I will allow you free use of a_lpt in New Okeelanta (plat enclosed), with opportunity to cultivate, gratis, a good-sized garden plat in addition. While there, you will be handy to transportation, store, postoffice, school and community life.
I enclose oopieR of contract filled out on above, basis. Should you accept, kindly send eoTStr&cts and cfaeok to me here on or before June 1. Should there be delay, kindly address me at Ft. Lauaerdale, Fi.a. I am here, packing, to remove my family to Florida.
Very truly yours,
President, Fruitcrest Aasn.


(iBNBUAL Offices i
i.< >n< : i'.rii.nixci
KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern Offices i
aar, 12th strekt
MIAMI, li
e. c. howe,
gknbral agbnt for 'i'll k
company's Lands
Washington, e. c, iibadquartkbs i 800 o. strbet, n. w. ouray building
Phonk Main Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leap3 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 by 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-tim9{ 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.
Very truly yours,


700 Randolph St., N.W.,
Washington, D.C., May 30, 1916
My dear Lawrence:-
Yours of the 16th received. Am very glad to get the good report and to know you are getting things shaped up so well.
There whould be cut from the rear end of the bevel pinion, provided it is now of the original length of the first one, THREE-EIGHTHS OF OWE INCH. This I find in my old notes.
The linga proposition looks very good indeed. I may learn something more toy personal inquiry. Meanwhile, I understand you are prepared to burn half gas and half kerosene with your present outfit. I hope this will work right. The linga, I understand, would burn all kerosene after starting on gas and so be still cheaper.
Enclosed find check for $30 to cover kerosene and leave a little balance.
Am mighty glad the fires are out at last.
We are pushing the moving preparations, and think we shall probably get away about June 1st, though we are leaving this date open.
Your letter to Ingram has been sent.
I hope you can move the packing house before I come. I am likely to bring up a big lot of stuff to store in it and so save house room in Lauderdale. This includes much of the library which I can't take time to weed out in detail.
Thanks for figures on F.C. payments. I don't need theinsurance figures now.
With best regards to all the folks, I am as ever yours,


700 Randolph St., N.;".,
Washington, D.C., May 30, 1916.
Mr. Oliver R. Trowbridge, General Delivery,
Washington, D.C. My dear Mr. Trowbridge:-
What a coincidence I I write you from Okeelanta, addressing you in Normal and, coming to Washington find ycu answer! ~ me from Washington. Ifyou are still here, please phone me at Col. 5654. I shall be here until about the first of June, packing, to remove ny family to Florida.
I am greatly obliged for the suggestion you have made.
Cordially yours,


General Offices i
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Southern OffVcesj aar, isth stri MIAMI
E. C. HOWE,
general agent for the Company's Lands
WAHHINOTON, D. C, HEADQUARTERS i SOO G. STREET, N. W. OURAY BUILDING
Phone Main 4860
Dear Sir:-
You will be 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 tc $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 'Gladas. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our lantern lectures, reinforced by 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 hava 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.
Very truly yours,


700 Randolph St., Washington,D.C. May SO, 1916.
My dear Mr. Wandrey:-
I thank you for your remittance of $34,of May 15jjJb on plowing. Enclosed find receipt.
You probably have now my recant letter from here with story on *Big Ben" (our tractor).
We have had to make on the Everglades a number of changes in the tractor which should have been made in Pittsburgh. However, we are now getting things lined up in good shape.
Cordially yours,


General Offices t
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Southern
E. C. HOWE,
General agent for the company's lands
Washington, i>. C, headquarters i
SOO G. STREET, N. W. OURAY BUILDING Phonb Main 4260
Dear Sir:-
You will be 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 hcmeseeker. 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 U3 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 by 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.
Very truly yours,


700 Randolph St., ,
Washington, D.C., May 30, 1916.
Mr. J.William Lloyd, Box 311,
Westfield, N.J.
DSar Comrade:-
Yours of the 13th has found me here. I think our correspondence took place about 1903-03 sometime back I Am glad to hear from you again.
As to Fruitcrest "theory" there is mighty little theory about it. It is the deliberate, carefully rorked out attempt to solve certain actual, pressing problems, and largely at first hand. Furthermore, experience on the ground shows that the ordinary land company attempt at solving these problems, namely the settlement of a great,rich new country, are sad failures, while this covers the case like a blanket. Even the skeptics and doubters are beginning to see that we are on the right track.
y As to your questions:
1. Holdings: I enclose a list of unsold. However, no. 99, long since sold and paid for, is open for resale. The buyer was accidentally killed. Hi3 mother, a widow, wants to resell and get money. Her surviving son is Ernest Chamberlain, c/o Burnham Stoepel & Co., Detroit, Mich. The association has no business interest whatever in reselling this tract. However, out of sympathy for the mother we desire to see it resold on terms satisfactory to her. Whatever terms you can make with the family will be acceptable to us, and ycur payments will go direct to them. When de-d is issued it will be made by our Trustees either to them or to you as y-ou may agree.
All of our other tracts, unsold, are classed
I and II. )
3. Losing payments: Excepting holdings 30 and 31, all of our "tracts available" are paid for in full, and we have the deeds for them. Should you buy one of these paid-for tracts, and the whole enterprise oollapsed as there is no possible likelihood


J.W.L.
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of its doing you would still get a deed for your holding, and at a cost less than you would pay a land company for an equal area in the same neighborhood, with no organization, plan or anything else to mention save earth, sky and climate. We have not yet paid for the eighty in which tract 9S lies nor in which my own tract, no 85, lies. As to these, I will say:
A. Our traction pulverizer alone should earn the money to pay for all of our unbought land (240 acres out of 640 acres) .
B. Our unsold land is in itself more than sufficient to pay in full for these 240 acres, and we have no more payments to make the State until June 13, 1917.
C. Personally, I have considerably more than enough property, clear of all encumbrance, in the Fruitcrest territory, to pay for these 240 acres, with a lot more, some of it slightly encumbered. I have set myself to see this thing through and expect to do so.
3. Monthly Payments:
On our "Tracts Available" we should not ordinarily like to accept less than $10 a month on a holding. However, if you find it possible to make one or more sales for us, especially cash sales and a majority of cur sales todate have been for spot cash -wewe can sell you a Class I or Class II holding with payments as low as |^1.50 per week, that is |6. a month, though we should prefer to make it at least $8.
4. Disccunt: When a tjme payer finally cashes out, anticipating a number of payments, we allow 6$ discount on the amount thus anticipated.
I should be pleased to have you interest a number of intelligent, practical people in our enterprise, if you can do so. It should be borne in mind that ours is no visionary, Utopian, "colony" proposition. It is a "serious, practical attempt at first hand and on the ground to solve, as stated, certain practical problems naturally arising in the settlement of new country where conditions are unustial. While at it, however, I have felt it my duty to introduce such "idealistic" features as twenty-five years of hard study and experience have made matters of A B C with many of us, including myself, and which could be introduced as well as not. Eternally talking about a "better order" without ever seriously attempting to get it even in installments save by talk, does not square with my general point of view.
Again, present buyers at present prices'are getting very much more valugteie than earlier buyers. We would now be justified in raising the prices of our holding^ very considerably in view of the following:
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general offices t
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Southern Offices i
237, 12th STHi:i" MIAMI.
E. C. HOWE,
Genbral agent for thk
company's I.ANIls
Washington, D.C, hgadquartbrs ,
809 C. STREET, N. W. OCHAY BUILDING Phonb Main 4S60
Dear Sir:-
You will be 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 by 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 land3, and another, for obtaining revenue therefrom.
Very truly yours,


J.W.L. -3-
stated).
1. We have 400 acres paid for and deeded to us (as
3. We have accumulated already a considerable amount of property including
A. A motorboat costing some 175.
B. A herd of sows, shoats and pigs, some 37 or 38 / 3.5'
in number.
C. A barge houseboat worth some 250 or more. .D. Our great traction pulverizer for breaking
wild land. This is so nearly paid for in full that the remaining balance is of little moment.
3. We expect to plow up and so put in cultivable shape all our remaining unsold holdings, thus adding greatly to their value.
4. As stated, we have no more payments to make until June 18, 1917.
/
All this puts us in quite confortable shape and has led me to discontinue any selling campaign, my idea being to improve the unsold holdings and materially raise the price. However ,'ijyou and your friends desire to come in at this time you may still do so on the present terms.
I am interested to learn that our economic views have converged since our earlier acquaintance.
Cordially yours,


(ENBHAL Officer i
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Southern; Offices j
aa*, l2Tn STH' MIA IV:
E. C. HOWE,
Dear Sir:-
General agent for the Company's Lands
Washington, D. C, Headquarters i SOO G. STREET, N. W. OURAY BUILDING
Phone Main 4S60
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leap3 and bounds.
The Furst-Ciark 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 by 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.
Very truly yours,


RUIT TRUCK STOC
I FARMS
Developed For Oar Mutual
Success
R. W. NICKERSON
PROMOTING AND SELLING
OKEELANTA-FRUITGREST TERRITORY
THE GREAM OF IT ALL
Upper Everglade LANDS
Town Lots
Dr. T. E. Will,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla..
Dear Doctor .ill:
lake Worth, Okeelanta, Fla.,
May El, 1916,
.191.
I have to-day sent application blanks describing holding number 21, to Sydney A. Prior, c/o E. G. Ho'.lingshead, Ostrender, Ontario, in response to a request from him to hold lot^ 21 or SjB^for him, and after receiving a statement of his affairs,- I have quoted him the following terms: $100. down with the application, and |16 every four weeks after October 1916, till the entire sum of $304. has been paid, and I told him I felt sure he could work out a pgjrt of this amount if he decided to come down here in the fall with his family?
He writes a good letter, and I am informed by my friend Mr. Kenney, that he is a splendid workman, sober and industrious. I believe Kenny also wrote me tnat he has children, and if this be so, he will help swell the school possibilities. He seems enthusiastic over the literature I sent him, and is very anxious to have me hold one of these two second class holdings for him till I could get the terms and application^,back to him. I am sure of a sele to him on some such terms as the above if not those exactly.
I was at the Boardmeeting on Saturday for a few moments and saw Mr. -^ewis, and he showed me a letter from Mr. Busy relative to your deed, and I requested-Lewis to send it with the deed right down to you at Ft. Lauderdale, care of Guy Sherman. I trust you have received O.K. Lewis tells me there will possibly be some delay getting our cash for the expenses closing the school year, as they have spent all of the 80% a?lowed them, but he is getting a ruling from the State Supt relative thereto, and says he may be able to get us our money more promptly. Otherwise, we must wait till after July^l. Rather disappointing to the boy, but I have written him that it is better late than never. They have allowed the bills and it will come as soon as they have the cash to draw on.
Nothing has developed acres, but I am keeping after it, and
at this end on the 4,000 will also keep right after
Surveyor Friday here in Lake way across the Glades with their
the road proposition. I saw the Worth, and he says they are half survey. I told him we were using our influence in his behalf at Gladecrest, and when I suggested he reciprocate, he told me to leave that to him. He is personally quite in favor of our route, and says the lake^ shore route is practically out of the question without enormous_expense. I really think he can do more to assist us in pulling the road our way than anybody else, and he is certainly with us up to date. It is my intention to get with Dutch and work out his plan end be ready to project it as soon ss the Commissioners declare an election* Then it will be up to us. to be on the ground at .est Palm Beach to educate the citizens as to the benefits to be
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SELECTED GRAINS FOR SEEDING PURPOSES A SPECIALTY.
Thomas J. Kingman
KINGMAN ROAD
JANSEN, SASKATCHEWAN i 5/22/l6
Mr. Thomas Elmer Will, Pres.,
Fruitcrest Association,
Et .Lauder dale Ela.
Dear Sir:-
While I was in Eort Lauderdale last February I was interested in the new tractor engine that you had just gotten to work on the Everglades. I do not know as you will remember me but I was talking with you when we were on the train going to Palm Beach and I gave you my card. If it isn't too much trouble I wish you would write and let me know how you are making out with the outfi t as it was more or less of an experiment I understood. I have had six years experience on a tractQjr engine
and have been thinking that perhaps I would make my way down to Florida next winter if there was a chance to earn enough down there to meet my
expenses, and am writing to keep in touch with you thinking perhaps you
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may be in need of somebody to work on the outfit next winter. I will
leave here about the first of November and could be down there shortly
after, but of course neither you or I can tell at this time what may turn
up between now and then, but I would appreciate it if you would let me
know how the outfit is making out.
Trusting I may hear from you when you find some convenient time
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to write, I am,
Yours very truly,


Drugs
Pryor, Okla.,
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May 33, 1916.
My dear Norve:-
Yours of the 15th at hand. Thank you very much for the ^48, receipt for which is enclosed.
I am busy packing, and handling office 'work. Our folks are pretty well and are looking forward to our boat trip from Baltimore to Jacksonville.
Lawrence and young Russell Gage, a Fruitcrest-er working for us, are getting our raaching pretty well broken in now and gaited down. I expect us to get fine work out of "Big Ben".
1 can imagine your Oklahoma climate. You will find that improved upon in the Glades,
Cordially youre,


General offices r
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
-Southern Offices i
MIAMr,i;l.>.
iEwrglato Haiti >al?*s Qlnmpattg *
b. c. howe,
Cknbral agunt for tiik company's lands
Washington, d. c, Headquabters .
80 G. STREET, N. Wi OURAY BUILDING
Phonb Main 4260
Dear Sir:'
You will Florida Everglades
be interested' to know that the work of reclaiming the 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 testifiedto 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 acre3 were sold; another of 46,000 acres is new 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 new at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building, one of the be3t office buildings in the city. We are o.n 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 by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights, and are finely attended.
We shall be glad to welcome all cur 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.
WASHINGTON OFFICE OF, Very truly yourVERGLADE LAND SALES CO., OURAY BLDQ.J 8Q9 G ST. N. W.


700 Randolph St., S.f,
Waahington,D.C., May S3,1916
My dear Judge Fleming:-
Yours of the 33nd at hand. You probably have mine of the 18th stating that I want to go over matters with you. Our landlord wants to occupy this house about June 1st and I mat get my effects packed and cut, besides attending to correspondence. That is keeping me busy right now.
Cordially yours,
itcsufs


general offices i
long building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern offi
33t, 12tii STIiK MIAMI
Ewrglato Hani Qhimpattg
e. c. howe,
< HNi;k a i. agrnt for thu
Company's Lands
Washington, i>. c, IIbadquartbrsj 800 g. street, n. w.
OURAY nUII-DING 1'iionb Main -laeo
Dear Sir: -
You' will be 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 cf 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 by 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.
: HiNSGTON OFFICE OF, Very truly you^a, t LADE LAND SALES CO.,
OURAY BLDG., 809 G ST. N. W


700 Randolph St., N.W,
Washington,D.C, May33, 1916.
Mr. J.W. Callaham,
Chickaaha, Okla.
My dear Mr. Callahara:-
I am away up here till about June 1st, packing, to remove my family to Florida. That explains delay in answering your letter of the 7th. Was doing some traveling before I came.
Enclosed find reoeipt for $10. on your holding #49. Thank you for release properly signed. Yea, you may retain the other copy.
As to plowing, wouldn't you do better to arrange first to have your Fruitcrest tract, #49, plowed up? You probably received ray circular letter on plowing. Six acres at $8. per acre makes 48., tia -nresent price to our members who respond now. A i little later it should be possible for us to break
up your other tract on an acreage basis.
There in no doubt in my mind hogs and live stock generally can be made remunerative in the Glades. Sentiment is running strongly that way now. I want to get a big line of feed ahead and then get together a much larger herd of hogs. Then I should be glad to have you come in on the proposition.
Your paragraph regarding hay prices in Oklahoma and Florida is interesting, V!e have a feed man in Lauderdale who came from Kansas and buys feed from there. He gives me interesting points, too.
I note your desire for a tract of 50 acres or so suitable for hog raising, and can probably help you on that. On back of this letter head you will find a very choice 40-acre tract I have right on the Bolles canal and county road, and only a half mile West of the New Okeelanta town-site and three-quarters of a mile South of Fruitcrest. This is admirably adapted to your purpose. I expect the/Okeelanta townsite to take in'this traot in a few years, and hence have not been anxious


CiBNRRAL OFFICES t
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
South
k. o. howe, Washington, d. c, Headquarters .
general agent for THE 809 g. street, n. W.
company's lands ouray building
Phone Main 4260
Dear Sir:-
You will be' 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 purcha.se 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 by 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.
Very truly youra*, -GTON OFFICE OF,
EVERGLADE LAND SALES CO OURAY BLDG., 809 G ST. IM. W


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to sell it. However, I have been holding itat $75. per acre cash.: If, on the other hand, you wanted somethingjTcwer acreage price, it would be necessary to take a less desirable location. Such a one could probably be looked up.
Sincerely yours,


cbnrral offices i
LONG building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern offices!
aar, imh stkej. MIA Mr
e. c. howe,
general agent for the company's Lands
Washington, l). c, Headquarters, 80I) g. street, n. W. ouray building
Phone Main 4,aeO
Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The Furst-Ciark 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 cf 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 by 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 cur 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. _
WASHINGTON OFFICE OF,
Very truly yours, DE LAND SALES CO.,
OURAY BLOG.j 809 GST. N. W.


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My dear Mr. Walker:--
Apropos of the deed question-- The contr- ct provides that deed tiok, y ..
Ag i explained recently to a buyer, the spl-nation is this:
Qurr is a cooperative organization. e are all in the sne bo'-t. We all nave something to do t make the thing go.
Oneof theimport'-'nt thing is to gat t)ie membership,nd so make the sales.
Nov/, if each buyer got his deed as soon as ho finished paying, he might be indifferent to tne inter en tn of the As 3*1 as such. If s^les were yet to be made, and State p->yt3.made,he might say^--w cGo toi i've got py deed. That is the important thing with rae* Let til0 other fello^ -valk the floor."
If,however,all deeds are withheld till all the holdings ar sold ,all the members are intefestedf in seeing that these holdings AR : SOLD. They are under some obligation to help put thething through.
Nov' uel^'ve but 13 holdings unsold. i'enner wrote me today of proni) cts he lias who may take seve-ai of them.
It might be wise to d thigi.*-
ay to the membership:--"We have paid for 4QO_ acres. v>Te hr,w240 acres mora to pnyfor( 8~ve that we have advance credit for v400) e h^ve 13 tracts to sell These 13 tracts will pay for the 240 acres the ^400. Tito contract says,when the whole section in paid for yor get your deeds.
* Nov let's all get buy and clean up thin little selling job. Our fifty-odd members should finish it up before breakfast* Th n let's have the deed-- given to nil paid-up buyers in the paid-for 80's;nnd,a8 fast an a member pays out in another noid-for 80, give him his deed.
"Make as enny c-sh s*>les as po" -ible. The more, the quick er *-'G o^n pay for- thp 240 acres. If t e whole 13 are sold for cash, we can py foVtho "'ho' e 240 acres in cash, and be don-> "-it ifc.
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Don't exp-ct one nr n to do everything. Let you manager have as much f re time as possible for solving th e pro ctic'l problems of conquering tue soli,and gettin-scropc, to growing. Ir we,as


(iKNBRAL Officer i
LONG nuILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
soutiikhn officks i 22T, 12TH str
e. c. howe,
General agent for thk company's lands
Dear Sir:-
WASHINGTON, D. C, IIBADQUARTKRBi 800 G. STREET, N. W. OURAY DUILDING
Phonb Main iuc.o
You will be 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 ^ast. 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 f.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 $80 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 by 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.
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CiKNBRAi* Offices i
L.ONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern offices i
aST, 1STU STREET 1 MIAMI, FI
e. c. howe,
Grneral agbnt for xnu Company's Lands
Washington, i>. c, iikadqitartkrh 80 g. street, n. w. ouray building
Phonb Main 4SOO
Dear Sir:-
You will be 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 home3eeker. 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 -che 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 ho time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures, also, we have land3 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 by 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.
Very truly yours,


700 Randolph St., N.'V.,
Washington,D.C., May 33, 1916
Mr. L. Caldwell,
811 E Street, Bf.W,,
Washington, D.C.
My dear Sir:-
Yours of the 18th at hand. I am in
Washington now until about June 1st. Mr. Johnson
telephoned me recently, and plana to come out some
evening to close his contract. Can't you come at
the same time? That will enable ua to go over
matters fully. Meanwhile, you should see the letters I have written him.
Number 36 is still open to you. There ia no mortgage on the land. The land should be. plowed up firat before croppers move upon it. If it has in addition a period in which to rot down, so much the better.
Hoping to see you, I remain
Sincerely yours,


GRNRRAL OFPICEH i
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Southern Offices i
112TH HTRKKT Mk
MIAMI, FI.A?
e. c. howe,
General agent for trk Company's Lands
Washington, d. c, Headquarters i 800 g. street, n. w. ouray building
Phonb Main -1soo
Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The Furst-CJark 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 building3 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 by 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, wa can outline one plan which will simplify their task of paying for their lands, and another, for obtaining revenue therefrom.
TuGTON OFFICE OF, Very truly your^VE R G L A D E LAND SALES CO., OURAY BLDG., 8G9 G ST. N. W


700 Randolph St., N.7.,
Washington,0.0., May 23,1916.
Mrs. June A. Hcdgkins,
1639 W Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. My dear Mrs. Hodgkins:-
I thank you for your letter cf the 15th and its remittance of $4". covering the plowing on your tract. Enclosed find receipt.
You will be pleased to know that a letter from my son received to-day shows that the machine is doing finely. The second engine will add greatly to its working capacity,
I am much interested in your reference to the high price cf cabbages. Our territory is undoubtedly one of the finest places in the world to raise cabbages. If we can learn how to get such prices for them as you name we .will be very fortunate .
Sin cerely youro,


GENERAL OFFICES i
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Southern offig 23 t, 12th'
e. c. howe,
General agent for the company's lands
M'AHHINGTON, D. C, IlKADQUA rtbrs i SOI) G. STREET, N. W. OURAY BUILDING
Phonb Main 4200
Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The Furst-Ciark 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 by 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. washington OFFICE OF,
Very truly yourfiVERG
OURAY BLDG.j 309 G ST. N. W


Fruitcrest (Florida) Association
THOMAS E. WILL. President and Manager
OKEELANTA, FLORIDA
mutualism versus commercialism
May 33, 1916
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 activities aud rentals.
LAND AT COST: That raising this fund may not burden them, the buyers arc furnished their Land at Cost; viz., at $20.00 per Acre, while neighboring lands sell at $G5.00 per acre or more.
MUCH FOR LITTLE: The buyers' total average outlay for Land, Fund and an Unrivalled Plan Insuring Success thus falls far below what others pay for land alone, bought on a plan Inviting Failure. EQUILIBRIUM: Individual affairs are to 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.
My dear Lawrence:-
Yours of the ISth was received. Am glad tc know things are moving along so well with you and that you are cutting the'fuel bill. That's fine .
The Pittsburgh Model Engine Co engine, write me:
makers of our
We have not had a great deal of experience in burning kerosene. This fuel is something, as you undoubtedly know, that manufacturers have done very little experimenting with. We. know that some of our customers, however, with ordinary enclosed type Kingston carburetors have quite successfully operated our 5-g- x 7 engine on a mixture of one-third too one-half kerosene. If desirable, we can furnish you with one of these combination intake and exhaust manifolds for your present engine for a price of |23.00 net f.o.b. Peru. If you use a mixture of gasoline and kerosene, it will be necessary for you to put into the fuel tank some sort of an agitator which will keep the fuel stirred up and from separating as it will do if it is not frequently stirred. It will probably be necessary for you to do a little experimenting, and we would suggest starting with a mixture of about one-third kerosene and two-thirds gasoline, which will bring the specific gravity of the fuel down to about 50, starting your engine by priming with gasoline through the pet cocks. If this mixture will handle the engine satisfactorily, you can then experiment with one having a larger percentage of kerosene.
The suggestion as to agitator is probably the one that will help you most.
Your suggestion as to planting velvet or Lyon beans on the townsite is all right. You might also plant some kershaws and pumpkins; also corn on the land plowed last year.
What to plant first on Fruitcrest land is still puzzling me. Perhaps that can wait till I come. The first crop on new land is one of our knottiest problems. I am mentioning the follow-


FRUITCREST LOCATION
FRUITCREST FACILITIES AS TO
/. TRANSPORTATION: (1.1, and 12) Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway; connecting, by rail, with (2) Sanlord-to-Jacksonville Boatline. (3) Florida East Coast Ry. Extension, to F. E. C. Main Line. (4) St, Lucie Canal (proposed.) (5) Jupiter-to-Okecchobee Highway. (6) West Palm Beach Canal (begun.) (7) Palm Beach-Okeelanta-Ft. Myers Highway (begun.) (7a) Township Line Canal (begun; bordering Okeelanta Addition.) (8) Hillsborough Canal. (9) Miami Canal. (10) Caloosahatchee River, connecting with the (11) Atlantic Coast Line Ry. to Jacksonville. (12) North New River Canal, connecting with the (13) Florida East Coast Ry. and the (14) Inter-Coastal-Miami-to-Jacksonville Waterway, (15) Tampa, Atlantic and Gulf Ry. (surveyed) to connect with ocean steam ship 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
//. COMMUNICATION: (12 and 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale, Okeelanta, Rita and Ft. Myers. (19) Lauderdale Okeelanta Ft. Myers Te'cphone (partially constructed.)


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ing as among the most successful so far: Cow peas, velvet beans, chufas, cabbages, turnips, milo maize, chicken corn, buckwheat, St. Augustine grass. Don't you think almost any of the sorghum family, including kaffir corn, are among the safest beginners?
I hope you'll have time to move the packing house before I bring up a lot of "junk ". We expect to leave here by boat about June first or second.
Mr. W.F. Callender, 3352 S. Kildare Ave., Chicago, is a man I know pretty well, and be is likely to come this fall to New Okeelanta with a family of five. He expects to help me make sales, and he wants to do some trucking. He wants to build a little 18 x 20 house and asks that you give him figures on the same including hauling of lumber, cost, etc. I guess you can do that.
As to the tractor expert, I think you and Russell are handling that end yourselves very well at present. On a pinch, I presume we could call in Mr. CD. Wells of the Rhodes Garage, Lauderdale.
Now as to custom work, I don't want to engage to do much until after the meeting I expect to have here this week with our Fruitcrest people, and see how they feel about having their work pushed ahead. However, I think we shall be able to plow Mr. Ausman's ten acres in the circumstances. We should take pay in advance, however, hereafter, for plowing. Our own member* all pay in advance, and strangers should not receive special favors. Whether the charge should be |10 per acre you will have to judge from your actual axperience under present conditions. Try to hold Mr. Ausman's job until you hear from me about a week later. If the plow is doing good work I should like to pick up good handy cash work provided our members do not feel we are negledting them.
If you need money let me know. Returns are coming in pretty well now.
We are getting along well with the packing.


700 Randolph St., N.W.,
Washington,D.C., May 33, 1916.
Dr. Leroy Henry,
Roberts, Calif.
My dear Sir:-
Replying to your card of inquiry, which was delayed by travel, I am sending herewith Fruitcrest literature.
Most of our tract has been sola. The enclosed list of "Tracts Available" indicates what remains.
Having lived on the land about a year myself, and my son having lived there two and a half years, we are prepared to speak at first hand of conditions and opportunities. There can be no question that our territory is of great promise, while our plan of-settlement and development has no rival.
We have recently installed a great traction pulverizing plow which is now breaking up land in the vicinity. We are likely to raise the price of our few remaining holdings. Should you want one or more you would do well to reply at once.
Very truly yours,


GBNKHAL OFFICES t
long building
KANSAS CITY,
Southern oppickhi
12tii strfj1-' MIAMI
lEwrgkite Hand >al?0 (Enmpatuj
e. c. howe,
General agent for tiik Company's Lands
Washington, d. C, Ueadquartbrn i
801> G. STREET, N.
OURAY iii 1I.I1INC 1'iiiiM: Main -It;(HI
Dear Sir:-
You will be 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 -co 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 .'Glade3 one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the character cf 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-doilar 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 land3 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 by 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. a
;GTON OFFICE of, Very truly you^, '.AND SALES co,,
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Fruitcrest (Florida) Association
THOMAS E. WILL, President and Manager
OKEELANTA, FLORIDA
MUTUALISM VERSUS COMMERCIALISM
May 38, 1916.
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 As- sociation.
CENTRAL MAN A G E M E N T:
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 activities and rentals.
LAND AT COST: That raising this fund may not burden them, the buyers are furnished their Land at Cost; viz., at $?o.oo per Acre, while neighboring lands sell at $G5.00 per acre or more.
MUCH FOR LITTLE: The buyers' total average outlay for Land, Fund and an Unrivalled Plan Insuring Success thus falls far below what others pay for land alone, bought on a plan Inviting Failure. EQUILIBRIUM: Individual affairs are to 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.
Off.
My dear Lawrence:-
Yours of the 25th received. Am
mighty sorry to hear of your bad finger. Please toe sure to give it the best of care.
Enclosed find 30. Amsurprised that, on the 35th, you had not yet received the $30. I -ent you in letter dated May 20th. Am wondering if you missed the letter. I told you that there should be cut from the rear end of the bevel pinion, provided it is now of the original length of the first one, THREE-EIGHTHS OF OSFE IHCH. I also mentioned moving the packing house before we come, since I want to bring up a large part of my library to be stored in it. I wrote you again on the 23rd quoting our engine compary to the effect that nif you use a mixture of gasoline and kerosene, it will be necessary for you to put into the fuel tank some sort of an agitator which will keep the fuel stirred up and from separating as it will lie if it is not frequently stirred." I approved planting velvet or Lyon beans on townsite, also kershaws and pumpkins; also corn on land plowed last year.
I hope you will see Mr. CD. Wells in the Rhodes garage.
If we can plow Ausman*a tract at #10 per acre cash in advance, I think we should do it if the plow makes reasonably good time. Customers can be told that the members of our Fruitcrest Association Owners of the plow pay cash in advance, and that %tsiders should not be shown special favors. I am to talk to the Hcmebuilders here tomorrow night. Unless there is considerable objection to cur doing custom work before plowing on Fruitcrest, I should want to take the Ausman job on above terms. Will write you at once if, after the meeting, it seems best to put him
Am glad the machine is dcin_ so well.
Sorry to hear about the ofcfljfaa. Try to keep those razorbaoks alive till I come, though it involve buying more


FRUITCREST LOCATION
FRUITCREST FACILITIES AS TO
/. TRANSPORTATION: (1,1, and 12) Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway; connecting, by rail, with (3) Sanford-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-Okeelanta-Ft. Myers Highway (begun.) (7a) Township Line Canal (begun; bordering Okeelanta Addition.) (8) Hillsborough Canal. (9) Miami Canal. (10) Caloosahatchee River, connecting with the (11) Atlantic Coast Line Ry. to Jacksonville. (12) North New River Canal, connecting with the (13) Florida East Coast Ry. and the (14) Inter-Coastal-Miami-to-Jacksonville Waterway. (15) Tampa, Atlantic and Gulf Ry. (surveyed) to connect with ocean steam ship 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
//. COMMUNICATION: (12 and 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale. Okeelanta, Rita and Ft. Myers. (19) Lauderdale Okeelanta Ft. Myers Tr'ephone (partially constructed.)


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feed. I hate to spend much money on them though.
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Plant all the avacadoes. We saw* to toe atole to save them with smudge pots if not otherwise.
Envelope of stick file stuff, etc. received. Thanks.
The packing is moving along all right. We are expecting to leave Baltimore on the Merchants and Miners on Tuesday evening, June 6 to arrive in Jacksonville the morning of the fourth day thereafter, namely, Friday, June 9, and, unless we miss connections there, to take the 9;30 A.M. train out of Jacksonville, arriving In Lauderdale at 10:30 P.M. that night, namely, Friday, June 9.
Mamma is standing up to the work finely. We are all well.
Shall toe glad to see or hear from Mr, Howard.
I agree that you ought to have a vacation. Am hoping we can arrange for this soon after you have had your visit with the folks. You have had a long hard grind, and are entitled to a letup.
As ever yours,
Dear Bud:-
How is you. Papa gave me permission to "tack on some stuff, so I am prooeeding to tack. What are you doing for your finger? Please take care of it. My, tout we all will toe glad to see you. We are expecting to see a regular Adonis from all reports, so fill up your chest with air or something toefore we come. How is Vivian? Give her my love. Surely will be glad to meet her. She is o.k. a With lots of love,
^VhUOOUjOAJO
P.p. I have not heard whether Russell, Smith or Guethle want money at the end of the month. Perhaps this $50. (20 pluse$30) will keep things going till I get back. Write again if there is any rush about money.


JEROME E. WIDEMAN
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY WEST PALM BEACH. FLORIDA
May 26, 1916.
Mr, Thos. E. Will,
Ritta, Fla.
Dear Sir:
I was in your neighborhood last week and am sorry that I did not get a chance to meet more of the people. Owing to the distance between the camps and means cf transportation, I was unable to see all the voters, although I spent some six days on the lake, part of the time in a boat and part of the time walking the ridge.
As you prooabTy know, I am a candidate for Prosecuting Attorney. I enclose herewith a newspaper clipping and I will be glad if you will read and consider the same.
I was appointed to this office by the Governor on April 22nd, 1915 and since that time I have done my best to discharge the duties of the office with fairness to all. In the absence of any complaint, it is to be presumed that I have conducted the office satisfactorily. I believe it is customary to give a man, who has filled an office acceptably, a second term and I hope I have done nothing that makes me undeserving of this consideration. After one year's service, I now ask the people of the County to endorse my efforts and ratify my appointment by electing me to this office for a full term.
I would like to have your endorsement and will greatly appreciate your vote and support.
Very j^uly yours
JEW/t


May 36,1916.
My dear Mr; caldwell:
Your card reoeived; cant you arrange with Mr, Johnstone for a time that will be convenient for you to see me here (700 Randolph St., S.W.) and then arrange an appointment with me by telephoning me at Col.- 5654. I am here most of the time packing.
Sincerely yours,


grnrral offices t
long building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern officer i
22t, 1stii street 3 miami. VI.A.
b. c. howe,
General agent for tiik company's Lands
Washington, d. c, headquarters i soo g. street, n. w. ouray ruilding
Phonb Main
Dear Sir:-
You will-be 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 by 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 lifetime; 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.
V.....V3TON, OFFICE OF,
Very truly yp&ttyJER3LADE LAND SALES CO., OURAY BLDG.j 809 G ST. N. W


700 Randolph St., Washington,D.C. May 26, IS16.
Postmistress,
Ft. Lauderdale, Flaa.
Dear Madam:-
Please continue forwarding my mail to the above address until the morning of June 4. We leave here on June 6 for Ft. Lauderdale.
I notice a number of my letters coming here bear the Okeelanta postmark.
Please hold any mail that may come for Mrs. Marie R. Will or Miss Marian V. Will.
Very truly yours,


Genkral Offices t
Southern offickhi
LONG building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Mil STREET hM
ml\^1, ki.a.
e. c. howe,
general agent for the company's lands
Washington, d. c, headquarters t
801) g. street, x. w. OURAY building Phone Main l^r.t.
Dear Sir:-
You will be 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 homsseeker. 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 cf 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 by 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.
x WASHINGTON OFFICE OF
Very truly youna. riuc v-"
cvbRaLADE LAND SALES CO. OURAY BLDG., 8Q9 G ST. N V


May 36,1916.
My dear Mr. pryor;
Your letter ofthe 2d.at hand. I am glad the terms i have named are satisfactory to yo$r. I will mark Holding 38 as reserved fc r you.
I shall not object to waiting till June 15th. for the first payment of ^100.00,and the signed contracts. Please address me asa bove at that date, though I shall probably be in Washington D.C. tfcll June 5th;,Trhere I may be addressed meanwhile
I a:-confident we can arrange a satisfactory new / Oke^l^nta \ot for your temporary use. This will ena-' ble your children to attend_school. Other things will alTO be handy, (see opposite page.)
I am very glad indeed our cooperative idea appe als t to you.
Can you not interest one or more of your friends to come with you into the Fruitvrest prpposition? The enclosed slip shows what tracts are still unsoldnot many,as you will note.
Very truly yours,


GENERAL OFFICES t
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY. MO.
southern Offices i
asT. lSTH STREET MIA MT, 1-
e. c. howe,
general, aoknt for the Company's Lands
Washington, i>. C, Headquarters t SOO G. STREET, N. W. OURAY BUILDING
Phonb Main 42GO
Dear Sir:-
Ycu will be 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 hcmeseeker. 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."
Net 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 e.nd $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 by 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 ,y<8VERLADE land sales co., ouray BLDG.., Q09 GJ5T. N.


BANKLiN fiffi Insurance Company
OF PHILADELPHIA
Elbridge G. Snow, Presi&ent
FREDERIC C.BU S WELL.Vice President. CLARENCE A.LUDLU M, Vice President
CHARLES L. TYNER.VicePres. and Secretary. WILFRED KURTH, Secretary. HOWARD P.MOORE, Asst. Secretary.
JOSEPH A. STEEL, Asst. Secretary.
NEW YORK OFFICE FIFTY SIX CEDAR STREET
j. b. Mcdonald
AGENT
stuart, fi_a May 27, 1916.
Dr. 0. B. Wills,
Okeelanta, Fla. Dear Doctor Wills:
I will thank you to post the cards that I am sending you by Parcels Post. If you can consistently do so, I will thank you to call attention to my candidacy on election day at the polls. I have been unable to leave home for the campaign on account of rebuilding my home which was destroyed by fire recently. If nominated I will make a trip and personally inspect your section and do what I can to give you recognition nest year.
With-best wishes, I am
JEM-TG
Yours very truly,
J. B. McDonald.
"Youmay delay, but time will not Menjamin Franklin




700 Randolph St.,N,W., Washington,!), C., May 12,1916.
Mr. samlR.Andrews,
Pittsburg,Pa
My dear Mr, Andrews
Until June lst.,you may a&^ress rne as above, where 1 expect to be shortly* You will probably want to return the little loan;( $15.00) before June 1 I shall have a good deal to pay shortly,and am collecting up a little*
Hoping you have found everything to your liking,I remai
C or d i ally yours,
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May 38, 1916.
Mrs. Fred B. Shippey,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl4f My dear Mrs. Shippey:-
We are expeoting to leave Baltimore on the Merchants and Miners on Tuesday evening, June 6 to arrive in Jacksonville the morning of the fourth day thereafter, namely, Friday, June 9, and, unless we miss connections there to take the S:30 A.M. train out of Jacksonville, arriving in Lauderdale at 10:30 P.M. that night, namely, Friday, June 9. I trust it Will he satisfactory to you for us, four in number, to come direct from the train to your house.
We are still interested in the Barrett house, but have had no information regarding its availability or rent cost since I left Washington. Maybe you can learn the facts for us.
Sincerely yours,


cbneral Offices j
LONG ItUlLDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
soutiikrn officks i
2ST, 12TH STREET MIAMI.
e. c. howe,
General agent for the Company'b Lands
washington, d. c, headquarters t SOO G. STREET, N. W. ouray BUILDING
Piionk Main -j.260
Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that xhe 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 new almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also been sold.
The prices have risen frcm $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 by 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-tim9; 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. uua r~vm r>r-r-i/^r- ^r-
yyoinrN;Va I vJI\l OFFICE OF,
Very truly yourlEVERGLADH LA^*=> SALES CO., OURAY BLDG.j 809 G ST. N. W


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May 31, 1916,
Mr. J. William Lloyd, Box #311.
f/estfield, S.J,
Dear Comrade Lloyd:-
You have probably received, ere this, ray letter of the SOth in reply to yours of the 13th. I have been expecting a reply. ^
I shall leave Washington on June 6th for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, arriving there June 10th.
I had understood you wanted, if anything, a Class V holding. Of these, as stated, we are sold out; yet I called particular attention tte the Clase v" holding, #9, purchased by Mr, Leslie Chamberlain, now deceased, whose mother is very anxious to sell it that she Ray have money. On her account, as well as through a desire to have you become on of our members, I had hoped this tract might be just what you want. Should there be any other points you desire to have answered I should be glad to hear from ycu.
Fraternally yours,


EN BRA I* OFFICES i
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY,
b. c. howe,
general agent for thk Company's Lands
Washington, d. c headquarters, soi) g. street, n. w. ouray building
Phonb Main i-jcii
Dear Sir:-
You will be 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 by 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.
Very truly yours,


May 31, 1916.
Hon. Addison T. Smith,
House Office Building, City..
My dear Mr. Smith:-
I was very glad to receive your note of the 19th, and thought I might see you at our Everglade Homebuilders meeting Monday night here. We had a orowded house, and I stayed until W o'clock with meeting, after meetings, conferences, etc.
I phoned you.and your secretary said I would be called up, but I received no call. I am hoping to see ycu before I leave'Washington. Am here to move my family to Florida..
Enclosed find story of our plow.
I should say the Glades are dry for a distance of ten to twelve miles South of the Lake. From the Laice to the township line canal, in the North" Slew River territory, we do not expect any more overflows. 1 have lived there a year, and my son, two and a half years.
I hope you may call on us when you come to
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See map opposite page.
Sincerely yours,


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LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Southern offices t SST, 12TH SPI
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b. c. howe,
general agent for the Company's Lands
Washington, i>. c Headquarters 80s g. street, n. w. ouray building
Phonb Main 4800
Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Iverglades 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. Ona 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, H. 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 by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights, and are finely attended.
We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old end 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.
Very truly yours,
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Shippers of
FLORIDA FRUITS, VEGETAE
FT. LAUDEIRDALK FLORIDA
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Mr. Thos. E. Will,
Okieianta, Fla. Dear Fir:-
Fome time ago you called at our office and asiced some questions as to our staving her: this summer and assisting in marketing the vegetables and produce that might be grown in your section this summer. We have been requested by many in your community and Rifcta section to do this. We .have ah odt decided to do this provide*-we can he assumed of enough to make it pay.. Or even make expenses.
You are probably aware of the fact that we will nave nothing but the east coast markets to work but we are in close touch withe these and will use every effort to secure the best prices possible for your growers. We could use a few on-ond and potatoes to fair aisx advantage nosv. Will be
ribad to have a line fro m you in rsgaifci to tiiis.
Respectfully, F. A. Andrews & Company

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