Business Correspondence. Aug. 1, 1916- Aug. 31, 1916

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Business Correspondence. Aug. 1, 1916- Aug. 31, 1916
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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University of Florida
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WJINK, President.
A. N. OITLMAlSr, SEC'Y & TREAS.
II. a. GALLINGEH, MANAGRR,
Iron City Laundry Co.
DINWIDDIE AND ROSE STREET
PHONES:
bell 1879 grant.
P. & A. 2334 Main.
PITTSBURGH, PA.
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1010-1012-1014 BISBEE BUILDING
larJuutmttt. JTlarfta AugU8t 2nd 1Q16
Mr.W.C.Fullen,
keelanta, Florida.
Pear Mr. FullentO
This will introduce to you Mr.L.A. Champion, of Ft. Scott, Kansas, who with several others purchased lands in Sec. 4 TWp.45 S. Range 35, and expect to make their home in the Everglades soon.
We will be grateful for any courtesies shown to Mr. Champion.
Very truly yours,
OKEECHOBEE FRUIT LANDS COMPANY


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Au;> a, 1016.
Lira. Gertrude E. MacEonsie, 31 T St., -T.'V,
Hash
My. dear Mrs. KaoICensie:-
I have bo'n wanting to write, you and particularly to learn how Mr, Mac-,
Kensle io coming on I certainly hope h%a 'Chang in place, of treatment fcaa bean beneficial." I wanted to see you again before leaving., TJaahlngtcnu Hoaever, jay. fciLpe. sao'so ahorjt ari# ..3' duties so over.d;elr.in: t'c&t.t saw, while there, probably not more than a.10 iri taenty "of the people I; "./anted to see. Another 'week or two, after firishin^ our packing,.could have been filled full with social .. na business mutt ore there. But, when the car left, we had to follow pra :np; ..-..I, aa it waa, it almoot
Via-.* no -fc^N ? ivln"-1
XI g found after 0 good deal of hunt Ira; a pretty comfortable little-bungalow, though smaller uxan we :;. /rjel, ant moved i \,o di.it., We had aome pretty hot weather here, coming from the oool weather of Washington; but, more reoently, I judge conditions have bean reversed.
I .11 vide my time between Lauderdale and Okeelanta.' Lawrence undertakes to be at the latter
place pretty steadily, though he'has ta&eti some vacatiea '.own. here.-.with, hie Mother -ad sistera.
lire, 17111 3. ye to tell you ohe,. tee, had intended to sec you before leavin; T7asbin"tc^, but' was hindered by the'brief time'renal:-ingufter the packing was dene. She enclosee herewith 30$ she has been owing you for tooth powder, and bay: she hopes she
may ee aie to .eu mo
VJith beat regard Mother, I remain
Sine eroly -y.-uro,


< .uNi.it ai. offices
long building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTHERN OFFICKM:
227, lliTii STREE MIAMI.
e. c. howe,
general aoknt for the Company's Lands
Washington, d. c, Headquarters i soo g. street, n. w. ouhay building
Piionk Main -1SSO0
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,


N. H.&ill Drugs




Ft. Lauderdale, Fla,, Aug* 3, 1C16.
Mr. Carl Yrooman,
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
My dear Sir:-
It is expected that a rock road will be built from West Pfclm Beach Tfestward aoross the Everglades through the Okeelanta Fruifcorost aeotlon to the Lee County line. Reck Suitable for road building seems to be largely under the control of a single monopoly, and remote from a long stretch of our road. However, on the canal bank, about half way between Fort Lauderdale and Okeelanta (see map opposite page) an abundant supply of fine rock has been throvm cut by the dredge:). It is the property, not of the above monopoly, but of the Internal Improvement Board of Florida, and is understood to b available, if of proper character, for road trailding purposes.
Tho important cpaestion now is that of the suitability of this rook for the building of hard roads. I have had a number of camples taken from t!*3 bank at points one or two miles apart and soattered along a line of some twenty miles. The points from which these samples were taken arc indicated on the' samples.
I em now sending these samples to you with the request that you v/ill ask the office of roads to apply to them the proper tests and ascertain which, if any, of them are suitable for road building purposes. If so, the result may be very helpful to us in obtaining our road, not only because of the ownership of this rook but beoause of its far great orconveni enoe of location and accessibility for cur purpose.
Very truly your3, .


(iBNKitAL Offices (
LONG I'tUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTIIEUN Ol-l*
aar, isthZJQ
MIA
e. c. howe,
grneral agrnt for thk Company's Lands
Washington, i. C, Huadquautbrh i SOI) G. STREET, X. W. OURAY 1IUILDIXO
I'hii.m; Main <1260
Dear Siri-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The Purst-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 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 v/rote us for twenty acres more.
Everglade lands ace 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.
Wa 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 fo.r their lands, and another, for obtaining revenue therefrom.
Very truly yours,


Aug.3,1916.
Mr. 8. C.Smith, Qksel"nt~,Fla.
My dear My. SmithJ
Asidefrom tho chores, the principal job no^ is the cutting of ditches. The first should follow the north line of tract 59( See map,op-o.pnge) from cnnal west to we3t limit of plowed land. It should he 2 1/2 feet wide and P. 1/2 feet deep. At a point 15 feet from the canal the ditch should be turn ed southward,and enter the canal 15 feet south of the general lin e of the ditch. Thror; dirt north.
The second ditch 1* to folio-? the oouth line of traot 63( Se map.) The dirt should he thrown southland the ditch should he cut far enough north to enable the whole ditch to tlOws out of tract 63,and all the dirt to lie on tract 63* *n this way,we avoid trespassing on the Bryan trac t,No.64. The east end of this ditch should he bait as in oaseofm first ditch. The bend will come on the right-of-way, whioh,we assume,will be unohjection^bla.
Please keep account of time sp nt on ditching, for benefit of *ray system of accounting.
In shlpoing hog,'hidden emphasises that it should not bo laid dorm,but hung up,"nd kept in sh^de. If this shipment is su"essful,a number of others may follow.
Sino rely yours.


Cbnkkal offices
LONG ItUILDIXG
KANSAS CITY, MO.
S3T- l-TU STltl
E. C. HOWE,
grneral agent for ill).
Company's Lands
Washington, r. c, IIkaihjuautbkhi 80I> G. STREET, N. W. OURAY BUILDING
Phonic Main -ISCO
Dear Sir;.
You v/ill be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The Purst-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 be'st 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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ENKiiAL Offices s
LONG HUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SoiITIIEim OFFICES!
STREET ^ MIAMI. Ki.A.
Ewrglafo Hatti BnltB (ftmttpattg
SO. C. HOWE,
General agent for the Company's Lands
Dear Sir:-
Washington, d. c. Headquarters, soo g. street, n. W. ouray building
Pronb Main -1260
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 mora 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-timej 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,


EDW. H. HUNTER. PRESIDENT GEO. A D1SSMORE. CASHIER
JAMES R. BAXTER, VICE-PRESIDENT A. G. KOONT2. ASSISTANT CASHIER
Iowa State Bank
N. W. CORNER SIXTH AND LOCUST STREETS
DES MOINES. IOWA.
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cenkkal offices i
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Southern Offices i
liiiT, LSTH BTREBT "i
B. C. HOWE,
OttNKRAL ACRNT for THK
Company's Lands
Washington, i>. c, Huadquartbrmt son a. STREET, N. w. ouray building
Phone Main 4280
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 soldj 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.t in the Ouray Building, one of the be3t 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,


is FARMS
Developed For Oar Mutual Success
R. W. NICKERSON
PROMOTING AND SELLING
OKEELANTA-FRUITCREST TERRITORY THE CREAM OF IT ALL
Upper Everglade LANDS
Town Lots
Lake Worth, Fla.,__Aug 3. 1916,
191_
Dr. T. E. Will,
Ptv Lauderdale, Fla.,
Dear Dr. Willi-
This will introduce to you Mr. W. ft Boots, from Pearce, Ariz., who has come to Florida with his fiamily to settle. He is interes ed in my development plan and wishes to see our New Okeelanaa territory. I have'advised him to stop at Mr. Tilton's while .up the Canal, and I thought perhaps yovi would be glad to have Lawrence show him and his wife about the community, and over your experimental farm.
Anything you can do- to aid them in their investigations will be highly appreciated by
Yours very sincerely/y


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nr. 6 i GA/n,otd OeVwxce
o. Sltange ft. 8/n/lb.
fieot fit. Ifitii:-
$ tnd m-y&et-j!. wondevlng now uou ate getttng atong: Petnafa-a- tneVe woutd nave -freen no- unceVta^lnty a-& to- tnat, nad A jaevP-oAmed my dut-y and wvttten you at an eovt-ve^u date.
Iflnen A wtote yo-u a wntte ago, A noj&ed tnat my Aon woutd -&e wttn i^ou
tliva. ftummel, and -1 4yu.f3fsG-ft.ed -fat a motvtn oA -two tnat ne wa Aeema. tnat ne got a* -faA o& Gazette (wvtn fi-va- -froat) and -found tnat
ne coutd not go f^VvtneA -fru wate'v, $0 to meet -tfie emergency lie ajajatted
n-im-aet-f to Soat -uu^dtng, and -va now -fWltd-vng nto- tn-tAd -t>oat 30-ft tong.
Ke wVutea. me t&at tne -a^AeamA wttt -aoon -fte -vrv a condn^tton f-oA ntm to
fctaVt agatn. j^e f.a4 neotd a g<*ueat deat a-frout "nloo've' & Kaven, and -aeem-a.
autte ttvtel/eft'ted, Jlnaue an -Idea tnat ne get-a- a one--atded vtew a-frout tne /
fatace, and t--}!- "you fernHD anytntng a-f>out -tt, any -tn-f-o^matton tnat -you
coutd -vmfaa-Vt wttn a-a- t'lttte tA.ou.We a-a ^o-a-ftiAte to youA-a-et-f-, A wvlt ajafateotate.
A dont get oveA tne -^eettng tnat A woutd ttne to ^e wt-tri you a& a.oon
aa- -you ate tead/y, and wfvtte &. know tnat -you ate tne -&u wno et>et {atoneeted vf. -you fave second cofa-y o-f. any-tfvtng tnat you nave
wvltten atout tne fatofaetty, 0*1,, -vf- -you ^noutd tnd a moment to wtvte
a eu> ttneft-, te<*t ao^auted tnat 5 am atwa-y-ft gtate-fut to neat o^ uout
e-f-foA-ta-, and -youA faetaonat wett--tVetng.
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MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
DISTRICT NO. I J. R. POMEROY. STUART. FLORIDA
district no. 2
w. j. DYER, west Palm Beach. Florida
chairman
IfcjrartmMtt ttf ftobltr SnatntStfltt
district no. a
h. b. MURRAY. boynton. florida
h. w. lewis. superintendent and secy West palm Beach. Florida
OF
board meets second saturday of each month
f aim Iteadf (Ectmtg, JUorfta
WtBt Palm $?arlj, Jffla., Ausust 4, 1916.
Dr.Tho3.E.Will,
Ft.Lauderdale, Fla.
Dear Doctor:-
Please have some lumber company figure on the inclosed bill at
your earliest convenience. To expedite matters I will state that the JJade Lumber Co., of this place, ha3 agreed to deliver it at the depot for 0344 I presume that the freight to Lauderdale would be 3ome $6 or $8. If you can
re.de Lumber Cos.bid is much more advantageous, please call me up at my expense and I will order out the material at once.
You will notice that I have stated what everything is for,on the bill, so the carpenter will not meet with any difficulty along that line.
You will observe that the paint and nails are/included. I was unable to get an estimate on them.
If Mr.paker keeps the above items at his 3tore at Okeelanta, I would prefer to give the business to him.
You will also notice that nothing i8 included in the bill for piers. Tfot knowing what is best for that loose soil, I am leaving that to you.
I desire to get the building started at the earliest possible moment, and rush it to completion.
anything like as well
in Lauderdale, please place the order there. |f the
Your3 very truly,


Thomas j. Will, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
GENERAL MERCHANDISE
NEW YORK CITY
August 4th, 1916.
Dear Sir:-
Referring to your letter we will say that when your order arrived our stock of timers was completely exhausted. We, therfore, had to order it fromthe factory, which caused some delay." We are pleased to state, however, that this timer was shipped to you on July 39th last and is now probably tn your possession.
We regret any inconvenience this delay has caused you and assure you and assure you that we look after you best interest at all times.
Yours truly,
THECHARLES WILLIAM STORES.
(3)fiBF/U6/4. Inv. NO.910399E.
unless you are satisfied, we are dissatisfied, in all our dealings our only aim is to please you. study our guarantee. we mean exactly what it says. our merchandise, prices and service should please you. dont consider a transaction closed until you are perfectly satisfied. you need what we sell, we need your patronage.
if you wish to reply, please use the other side of this sheet


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Mr. IVA.Ddrsey, 119 vp.V.,
'nclosed find con of Buyer*3 Cotttvacti
"hioh ahoul-' Knve been*handed you yo3t-?rd?y n 19 o
Ag to dash co-irianions! I nm confident thnt, if you can r^iso .. ^00.00, o~sh, to r-pply on first rr-y-raent to >>t<'>e,-L c--n m#ca the other neceasor "r an^e-
nta to secure deed fo tlm lot'1 nuwblered 1 to 38, inclusive,nd 136 to l?r, inclusive. By aol iiu- out of this *r'sa first,it nhoulfl be possible to provide sufficient c&m to. pay corsriiaslona thereafter in 0 iah(
io r-iso this 'n0!'.00,on ? simple ry. would bp to 99II tv,o lots ( to white tj^oWI -) in Net? oiceel^hts* (Plat rnd prices attached.) f o- cash, i^ron that point oi?,it should Tbe imh/^b'oss^ry t"o us the escrcr' g;reernent'. I hold de-^ds fo-" the's'e lot% on d c-n mke thorri *t' once. 3>i follo-'in'- lots r?hy bo sold:--'Nob. 184 to SQlg tnelU9ivej6,9,l0,ll,io;50 to r0 inolu give*- the cre^i of th e nropoaition.
I H^e followed up t'10 suction of intirrtd~tlw Iff cOnfieduenoo^i s'tn f&viy convinced -ronr neo-nle ->rve not the slightest ground for fo^r*
iiopinpfor Bucrea'pful results Monday nifdit,! am',
Yours truly,


i .KNj-RAi. Offices t
LONG HUII-DING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTIIKnN OFFICRSi i aST, 13TII STREET j MIAMI. KI.A.
E. C. HOWE,
General agent for tiik Comiany*h Lands
Washington, i>. C, Huadquartbrsi SOO G. street, N. W. OURAY BUILDING
Phone Main
Dear Sir:- '
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming th9 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, ar$ 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 bo 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 seld.
The prices have risen from $24 an(> 30 to $40 and $50 per acre. Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gon-3, and buyers can afford to waste no time unless willing to purchase at 60 and $30 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 choica products from the 'Glades. Crowds atop, 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,


X
y t. Laud erdal e, Fla. # Auir;. 5 p 191 c.
r. <.. i^s. J, bar iern.
Pcinp no#j-l1l-' Pear i5Ir i-~
Your -I *hb received. I my he upxTCa*. r0ndy on the electric err. Should he Jtlvtf to aoe all you? (#0$. Cnh nl.o- y$ alnt^nd Other taints.
Batter t>1 nn to no ut> on t'n 'edheudey hOatt
Yourn truly,
''il yc.m spetiik to your friend p., end orr-mrc to cell them together*
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(enkhal offices i
long building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTHERN OrrlCRSi
MIAMI,
in a.
E. C. HOWE,
general agent for thk Company's lands
Washington, I>. c, hhaoquaktehki soi) g. street, n. w. ouray iiuilding
Phonb Main -i'jc.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 grfeat dredges are working nigh- 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 tho 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 tK* + "the. half has not been told." .
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"We must use the resources of the country, not lock them out of use.*- Woodrow Wilson. President of the United States, "to gather the streams f^m waste and to draw from them energy. labor without brains. and to save mankind from toil that it can be spared. is to supply what.j&ext to intellect. is the very foundation of all our achievements and all our welfare." oliver wendell Holmes, Justice of the XJnited States Supreme Court.
WATER POWER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Dear Sir:
There are enclosed for your information copies of letters sent to Representative George R. Smith, of Minnesota, on July 34, 1916, in reply to certain untrue and baseless charges made by him on the floor of the House concerning the work of this association. Since Mr. Smith has so far failed to acknowledge his error or to publicly correct the injustice done us by his accusations, this method is adopted to inform you of the facts.
H. W. HAND, Chairman executive committee
TELEPHONE MAIN 7641
HERMAN B. WALKER, assistant to Chairman
munsey building
Washington, d. c.
August 7, 1916,
Yours very truly,
Mr. Thos. E. Will, Okeelanta, Florida.
the object of the association is to encourage and stimulate the development of the water powers of iffe united states


Hooppole, 111. 8-7-16.
Mr.Thomas E.Will,
Ft.Lauderidle,Florida.
Dear Mr.Will:-
Just received your coirimuni cation regarding the plowing of .'my tract of land in Okeelanta Addition, I am sorry my finances do not yet permit me carry out-my,.plan- As far as
1 can see now I shall not be able tojsnything before sometime in Ogiciber. If at all possible I would like to tj^d at that time
2 and one liajJF acres so as to make half of the tract including amount origimlly contracted for. Would lige to have it all cultivated when I begin, but may not be able at present to do so. But will let you know in time if I can send you'a remittance for 8 and 1-8 additional acres.
Hope everything is progressing nicely in Okeelanta
Yors Very Truly,


V
3fart i&mtbvrbnU i&utnbvv Company
Estimate for Material phone as
Schoolhouue at Okeelanta, .,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Aug*
191< I
4
6 4 3
37 16
34
110
18
30
4
4
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Plates Columns
12 16 10 8
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Rgh Floor joists & Ed si11^12
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Door & Wd, Case Corner Boards
Wd Aprons Stool
10 18 12 24 14 14 14 12 12
1x6 #1 Com Sdg 1x5 #1 Com Fig 1x4 #1 Clg
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12M #1 5x18 Cyp Shingles
3 Drs 2/8x6/8 1 3/8 #2 4 pan. 8 Ids 15x34 4 It 1 3/8" Ck Rl 8 Frames with Pulleys 1 Door Frame2/8x6/8 with Sill 1 Double Dr Frame S^'xe' no sill
Sash Weights 32/8 256# Sash Cord 2 Hanks
2" Door Stop 2/14 l/8 36 lin ft 1" Wd Stop 4/12 8/10 128 lia it
Extra.
( 6x6 Rgh 33/14 Piers. 1386 ft
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members of the board
OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
district no. i j. r. pomeroy. stuart, florida
district no. 2
w. j. dyer. West Palm bech. Florida chairman
district no. 3 h. b. murray. boynton. florida h. w. lewis. superintendent and secy West Palm Beach. Florida
of
Palm Iteartf (Homttg, 3Flnrtim
board meets second saturday of each month
urate rial bill for school house at Q&eelanta
4 pieces 4X6 H (sills) 12 ft.long 96
6 h 4X5 ( ) 16 n tt 192
4 ?} 3X10 (porch plates) 10 n ii 63
3 IJ 5X5 (porch columns) 8 n 50
3t n 2X8 k ( floor Joists and window si) 13 fi 593
16 n 2X8 (porch Joi3ts) 10 ti it 2l4
34 2X6 (rafters; cut 8 X 12) 18 ti it 613
110 H JX4 (studdings. 3 ft.centers, plates) IS n n 880
18 II 2X6 (ceiling Joists. Tie up to rafters) (door and window casings) 24 14 tt h 433
30 n ns II I?5
4 n 1X5 (corner boards) 14 It 33
4 H 1X4 ( 14 n II 19
3 R 1X4 (window aprons) 7 12 n II 13
i n window stool z 13
2000 sq.ft.siding
1800 B flooring, cornice and porch roof 2400 ceiling
700 1X3 roof strips 13,000 Ho.I shingles
3,000 1,800 3,400 700 -IOV43T. /o*.l
3 8 8 I I
doors rindows
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Aug. 8, 1916
Mr. M.Hi Will,
Pryor, Okla.
My dear Horve:-
HJnclosed find receipt for 017.50 covering your last payment. Thank you again.
Your talk of burning up sounds strange to ue. V/ are having an abundance of good refreshing rain, '?e have soms hot weather, but conditions do not seem to cofepare with those of whichwe read over much of the country. I certainly hope your business may not suffer seriously because of the drought,
* have been having some difficulties with the breaking, but expect to seo conditions materially improve. I want to give the members some suggestions a little later on what to plant first. T~e are testng some things now at our place.
Ve are all well and would be delighted to see you and Gertrude again.
Cordially yours,


GBNRR'AX. offickh!
LONG BUILDING
K.VNSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTHRRN lipni'v||
fern |Vskt
MIAMI, PLA,
e. c. howtc,
GBNKRA.I* ACiKNT FOU THIS COMPANY'S LANDH
Dear Sir:.
WAWIllNfiTON, 1>. C ill Ainu viiii'Ks ;
800 G. STUKKT, X. \\\ OURAY mil.DIM :
PHONK Maim 4S60
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, a.nd 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,


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Aug. 8, 1?*16
Mr. S.H. Stock, ; >":
'4' Broddhead Rd.,
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iam ILiv ad d'oufli nod od- aa ex'ooitfaaup ^ioo -eriy* d-add- Boa "foiw ,ci eiu8" oa vlineoa/s &u. Jjsjxeiv abxaoJ1? to' v,J xa-ovioU e'ia*? 3d Vt- fnSbta9t^.,9tJT -
My.-.dear JFr. Stock:-
js.-aL" ti 9 fi .1 o odd hna tojia r''tJBSij V/fo-sw- .tf&vo^ ,a.o<.\; a spa .1) '.'i" p-'.8 v> nibiassn ad-oamadacra ijjo bunnJcWiOlpJMdnfittdereceipt for twenty-3T9brjtf sw Jarid- au II a| anerida ilxd.3 .acrarnxlo boa abnal erf-- to >.:o.-nari-j seven dollars ( 27. ), comnleting your payment of
$.247 on your holding #3.0* I thank you, and -on-
gratulate you on paying out,
I am writing letters now nlmost weekly to a
to &'0B"it sno ,*iBa\ a oxrid-rW .jaai 30x03 ana aooar so.Bly.iav"'* <
number of Florida par>ern on Everglades matters, and am directing that the Ft. Lauderdale Herald'of this
week, containing my story on the road be sent you.
adaaw od Molt a xxao 2:1 e^ud boa ,900.3 daovola y;oo >/i boa! 'X-^f.Lotff-t V 'it/0 This paper is. One of "the* best for your purpose. If
.'-.ViXsis. o& sboal t>vari v you could get tfre back numbers for the Inst two
albtltA %yt)0 arid- ox ,.W ,W ,d-e-e-;d2' 0 6C3- *a voa ax eo.ttio 0* Dplt bnoo'nJpO^thft II might pay you* asoifiliwd eoxtto riO ba^alqexi e-'.a n'oxmv .'ii .siuaoqxs oterid-uoa dfif wi^oivv Qn.'.t a'avsd bos
The flood did not touch us. We had very heavy
&jbe*i0dT .vabaaiiT oavis 91a ,'aelilf- *ao so feaot*;' a-s ijfaiHp j M>fc^Sraal < rams, which raised the water table considerably.
Ditches, however, seem to meet this condition perfectly. .
iidt nslq eats] efrxljwc ass s ,97.2.2 ona e-fBtis oj ; a-zp xjx?--
Sincerely yourn.


t i:.Ni k vi. OFFICES:
LONG RUII-DING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTM..HN < ii
22T, iSiii M
E. c, HOWE,
GnNRRAL AGENT FOR THK COMPANY'S LANDS
Washington, i>. C, iibadquaktbhhi
SOI) G. STREET, iv, W. OURAY BUILDING Phonb Main *aeO
Dear Sir:-
You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The J'urst-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 tan, 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,


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Aug* 0, 1910.
H.L. ITuttall Co.,
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Gentlemen.-
You will recall thnt on "ay 9 th 1 -rote you steting, "I am sending fragments of a clutch from our gea~ box, also made by you. This went to pveces the first time the strain war? put on it. Luckily, it governs the third and fourth ^needs, vhich we are not compelled to use. Having paid for it, we are, we feel, entitle! to it;"
A&ain, on May 18th I -rote inquiring "also please 3i:ate What it would cost to have the two larger gears of ".vhich I wrote youduplicatsd."
I find no reply to this last inquiry. !'.'e are now approaching the point where we shall need the gears above mentioned. Should not your records contain their description, you can doubtless find it at the office' of Bollinger Bros. 'Failing this, we can send it from my Okeelanta office.
hoping for an early reply, I am Very truly yours,


UBNBUAL OFFICES i
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY.
MO.
Southern offices i
1 XtT, 1STH STREET
MIAMI, l'l. A.
b. c. howe,
Gknehal Agent for thk company's Lands
Washington, d. C headquarters i
800 G. STREET, N. W. OURAY BUILDING Phonb Main -1260
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 frcm 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.
W9 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,


2
P. 3, Permit me to add that the bevel gears are now working finely, much to our relief. ".re fully appreciate your courtesy in attending to this matter.
T.S.W.


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Aug. 8, 1916.
F.jv ftotogge A. issmorer 2"owa Stat Bank,
T>s ?'sines, Iowa.
Dear Siri-
X havs yours of the 3rd and am glad to know you have received your principal and interest in full on tract #58, Sec. 35, T.44 i RV 36 ifi'. I am glad you have it, and rill say that I am very glad to get the tract hack, as I need it in. my development work.
You will probably receive a copy of this week*s Lauderdale Herald containing my story on the cross State road, for which I hnvo been ox%ng hard. It sesxno practically assured, and should mean much to all upper Everglades people, Including yourself. Hy faith in the Glades has never waned, despite the slcraieS's w$th which the work has been pushed by some.
Very truly yours,


GBNRRAI* OFFICRSI
long building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTHRRN OFPICFHi
aar, 1STII STREET 0 MIAMI, FLA.
Wahhington, D. C, HHADQUATBinifil SOO G. STREET, N. w.
ouray building Piionk 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 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.
k. c. howe,
GKNUllAL AGKNT FOIt THE COMPANY'8 L,\NDH
Very truly yours,


Ft. Lauderdale. Fin., Aug, 8, 1916.
Mr. A. L ? 2Sa s ti nan.
51 Arnold Terrace,
Sfcs Orange, J...T.
* My dear Mr. Eastman
. Yours of the 4th at hand. I am writing letter;? now almost every week on the Everglades for a group of Florida papers? including the Ft. Lauderdale Herald. I am directing a copy of the present issiie of the Herald to he sent you at your former address. If you could get the bade numbers for the l&9t two months it would probably pay you.
After considerable delay, your son wrote me he wes at LaBelle, but expected to join us in-the Fall, when I an lookinr: for him. T'oorehaven is pret y well advertised, deriving thereby the usu?;l advantage. Again, ypt&g. son ie nearer to it than to our place. .
We are still pushing our work of preparation. I took some time off to bring ray family down here from 1?ashingtonJ There are now living in Lauderdale
exeept Lawrence and I, who oseillate between Lauderdale and Okeelanta.
I go to the latter point'this evening.
nordi^lly yours,


general Offices:
long building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTHERN OFFUKS
aST, 1 'j in STRJ MUM
lEwrglafo fiattin ^al?js (Enmpatuj
WASHINGTON, 1>. C, IIKADQUATHEI1M :
SOO G. STREET, N, W. OURAY BUILDING PIIONK Main 42GO
Dear Sirt-
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 a'ctually 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 ,'Giades. 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.
e. c. howtc,
General, agknt for the
COMPANY'S LiVNDH
Very truly yours,


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,Aug. 8, 1916.
T'-r. 3).A. Borsey, 119 G 3t,,
Miami, Fla.
X>eqr Sirl-
"Snclosed find page from Palm Beach Post contiAAing advertisement of proposed amendment to Sec. 1 of 'Vrt. 6 of Constitution of Florida. I 3tart this evening to Okeelanta.
Yours very truly,


GBNIfHAL OFFICES i
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTHKKN OFFK'KHi
!it!7, lUTn STREE miami.
e. c. howe,
Grneral agent for the company's landh
Washington, d. c, iikadquarterhi soj> g. street, n. w. ouray building
Phonb Main 4360
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, wa 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,


"We must use the resources of the country, not lock them out of use." Woodrow Wilson. President of the United States. "To gather the streams jjrdm waste and to draw from them energy, labor without brains, and to save mankind from toil that it can be
SPARED, IS TO SUPPLY WMaBAxT TO INTELLECT. IS THE VERY FOUNDATION OF ALL OUR ACHIEVEMENTS AND ALL OUR WELFARE." oliver WENDELL
Holmes. Justice of thi^bsiited states Supreme Court.
H. W. HAND, chairman executive committee
Telephone main 7641
HERMAN B. WALKER, assistant to chairman
WATER POWER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
HBW-S
munsey building
Washington.d.c. August 8, 1916.
- PERSONAL
Dear doctor:
I have had both of the last deeds recorded at West Palm Beach and enclose bill for same.
Very truly yours,
Dr. Thos. E. Will,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
the object of the association is to encourage and stimulate the development of the water powers of the united states


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., At*?. 8, .1016.
Kr. Samuel R. Andrea,
iron City Laundry Co.,
Dinwiddle and Itose 3t, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Ky dear Hr. Andrewsx-
:&nclQsed find receipt for 15. in repayment of loan of last April. I thank you for this.
I am hoping your physical condition has much
improved*
Mra. Bird recently wrote me a long letter of inquiry regarding circumstances attending the death of her husband. She seems devoted to his memory.
w*lll tell Lawrence you trill a and him nlotures which I era sure he will be glad to have.
I am going up to Okeelanta this evening.
Very truly yours,


<;enrrai. Office;*:
long building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
SOUTHERN OFFICER:!
ttttT, 1STH MTHI^I
MIAMI, FLA,
lEwrglato Hani. g>al?a (fompamj
k. c. howtc,
General agsnt for the company's i.\m)s
Dear Sir:-
WAHHINCTON, I). C, IlKADQUATRBItH !
800 g. street, n. w. ouray building PnONK Main 4860
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 homaseeker. 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, ovar 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 $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,


Ft* Lauderdale, 3"la., Aug. 8, 1910
Er. .T.t7* Cailaham,
Chickaaha, Okla.
Bjf dear 52 r Callahan;*
Btocloeed find receipt for 1*18. for payment juat received. I thank yov for this. Aa going up to Okeelanta again thin afternoon.
'sincerely your a,


GRN'RRA.L Ori'lCKS:
LONG BUILDING
KANSAS CITY, MO
WASHINGTON, U.C, IlKADQUATBKRR ; SOO G. STREKT, N. W. OURAY BUILDING Phonic Main 420O
You will be interested to knew 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, aijd 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. 7/., 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 Officer:
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MIAMI, rf.A.
b. c. howk,
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE COMPANY'S LANDH
Dear Sirr
Very truly yours,


Ft.Lauderdale, Fla,, Aug. 3, 1916.
Kr3. Dora Blurienthal,
1605 Tenth St., T1.7. Washington, D.O.
l?y dear Mrs. 31ui?en thai :-
Knolosed find your tvro
tax receipts^, namely for $1.43 and #1.59. Aj.30
ne 3d ica ceri tlad or.t" tjSdi tot's 6*1* 15 /in postage returned to ne hy the tax cclleet-
,ds-ion mt a2"-Id' rrigood nafiJLto 8o.'ttie jnol tali or; also correspondence between tax collector
arid myself, together with envelope stainng tax
rules. ,nn ..
You -will ohtorve that. aVi additional -1.59
had to he ^ent immedlately to save your land. This
I advanced. I am very .glad to hnve "been able to
* n ,r-00$ &r':'. OB^ m Qtii'dpfiiq .Ofr. juriX lxw see fair emla"
help you Jn this matter.
Sincerely yours,
,Bedsit


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla,, Aug. 9, 1916.
HU Lewis, Sunt, and 3ec*y.,
Department of Public Instruction, West Palm Beach, Florida.
My dear Vr, Lewis:-
Yours of the 4th received. I have b'3en able to purchase from the Ft. louder-dale Lumber Company here, Mr. C.h Richard, the same bill you submitted, Haw Rickard's pHca being $31^ as against the $344 of the Dade Lumber Co., toIus the -6 or v8. freight. The additional item* mentioned below amount to |<53, bringing the total to $390. Ther* will be a small item in addition for creosoting the piers. .
I have ordered the lumber, etc., and expect it to go up shortly, not later than one week from to-day.
I have not learned ''hat arrangements you have made regarding carpenters. I am going up to Okeelanta to-day to be there a week or ten day3. I shall be glad to do anything I can towards putting this matter through in good 3hape.
JSxtrjOtems Very sincerely yours,
6x6 Rgh. 33/14 Piers. 1336 ft. 8 Gal LHP Ow. Pa^nt or color
5 Oal Raw Linseed Oil $63.00
Hails 40p3D Galv, 100/8D Com 25/6D Com 50/20D Cora 10# Sin Nails.


General offices:
long building
KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern Offices: '
cst, 12th strekt m MIAMI, FI,A.
WAHBINGTON, I>. C, 11 1-j a I >< 1' a Tit i : m m : SOO G. STREKT, NT. W. OURAY mTII.lMNG PnnsK Main -laoo
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 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 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.
k. c. fiowk,
GENERAL AGKNT FOR THE COMPANY'S LANDn
Very truly yours,


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W. P. BOGER
General FitEionT Aoent
St. Augustine, Fla. August 10th, 1916
Please Refer to File No. S-32853.
Mr. Thos. 1. Will,
5"crt Lauderdale, Fla. :ear Sir :
I kare yours of tka 26 tk ultimo regarding claim
fcr $8.50*
These papers kave keen returned tc this cffie ky cur connections kjtt net in shape fcr settlement, and I aa ix audi in,? further witk a riew cf collecting amount due us ky tkea in order that I can make settlement witk ycu.
I assure you I am doing all pcssikle tc expediate settlement and trust same will net ke leng deferred.


WADE H. COOPER, President ASHTON G. CLAPHAM V. President FRANK P. Ml LBU RN, V. President.
LUTHER E.SCHREINER,Cashier. C. D.RATC LI FFE, Asst. Cashier. LYON 5 LYON Counsel.
THE UNION SAVINGS BANK
UNDER U.S. GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION
WASHINGTON, D.c.
August 12, 1916.
Mr. Thomas E. Will
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
As requested in your letter of July 31th, we are returning herewith original agreement made between yourself and 0. L. Bowman, formally cashier of the Union Savings Bank, also draft of George C. Dismar, marked paid with contract between yourself and Mr. Dismar, attached.
Kindly acknowledge receipt of the above papers, and oblige
Very truly yours,


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COMMITTEE ON PRINTING.
Aug, 15,1916.
Dr. Thorns E, Will, Okeelanta, Fla. Dear Doctor:
Yours of the 10th has been received, witn enclosures. I am taking the matter up further with the Department and will see what can be done.
Your 8 very truly,
LN u. Ift-ETCHERj FLA.. CHAIRMAN. JAM E. CHlt-TON, W. VA, IM W. KERN, IND. :CUS A. SMITH, ARIZ. IS HAMILTON LEWIS, ILL. 1U.ED SMOOT, UTAH. JACOB H. OALLINQER, N. H. CARROLL S. PAGE, VT.
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1301 Westminster Building, Chicago, 111., August 15thf 1916
Dr. Thomas E. Will, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dear Doctor Will:
We expect our case to come to an early trial, and we hope at that time to vindicate the upper_Everglades at least.
Preparedness is now the cry, and one of the best ways for us to prepare is to get some good crops^growing in the brown fibrous peat area. We are ready to hjlp the farmers now in this area to get_xesults, but we do not know whaT~We can do to secure these results.
We are sending Mr. deGottrau and Mr. Ward Randolph to the Everglades to make an investigation. We have our tractor__pulverizer at Lake Worth and could send it up to the Glades if it would be of^se. We are also corresponding with Mr. Bolles in regard to hiring a farrn^demonstrator to assist the farmers. > >
I am now working on the question of a Sub-Drainage/ fur.Ji District and laterals, and of course, we will do all we can d to help the road movement. ^^"^
I would be glad to have any suggestions from you, and would also like to have information in regard to the crops at present growing and the prospects for next season.
Yours sincerely
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- Dr. Thomas E. Will, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dear Doctor Will:--
If I remember rightly Filliam Jennings Bryan purchased a tract of land from you last winter.
I would appreciate it very much if you would give me the location of the tract which he purchased, also the price which he contracted to pay for same, and any^particulars you can give me in regard to his trip into the Evergledes and his opinion of the value of the Everglades land.
I believe also that some time ago he purchased anothevr tract of Everglades land nearer Fort Lauderdale. To you know anything about this, or do you know the price he paid for it?
Do you think Bryan* would make a good witness if we were to subpoena him?
Yours truly, HJB:FM "
P. S. Ple?se a "dress all corrar.unications to me to: Miss Alice Green, c/o Mrs. Harold Bryant, Lake Forest, 111. Thi"s* is because the post office inspectors have a pleasing habit of opening the mail addressed to me.


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FRUITCREST (FLORIDA) ASSOCIATION
TH&Mas E. WILL, President and Manager OKEELANTA, FLORIDA
mutualism VERSUS commercialism
The Fruitcrest Plan
OF
Settlement and Development
LAND OWNERSHIP: The individual owns his farm tract and building lot. The community owns the forty-acre Central 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
COMMON CAPITAL: To
this possible, the Managcmcn 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 arc furnished their Land at viz., at #-0.oo per Acre, while
Cost;
neighboring lands sell at $35.00 per acre or more.
MUCH FOR LITTLE: The buyers total average outlay for hand. Fund and an Unrivalled Plan Insuring Success thus falls far below what^s2/(_*^*jCf others pay for land alone, bought on a plan Inviting Failure. EQUILIBRIUM: Individual fairs are to be handled by the ind vidual; common affairs by the community. This safeguards vidual Initiative and, from beginning, makes possible Publi Ownership and Operation of all public utilities, including water, ^(^gy\^ 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.


FRUITCIIEST LOCATION
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FKUITCREST FACILITIES as to
/. transportation: (1,1, and 12) Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway; connecting by rail, with (2) 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 Telephone (partially constructed.)


JNCAN U. FLETCHER, FLA., CHAPMAN. WILLIAM E. CHILTON, W, VA. JOHN W. KERN, IND. MARCUS A. SMITH. ARIZ. J,, Ifia HAMILTON LEWIS, ILL. REED SMOOT, UTAH. JACOB H. QALL1NOER, N. H. CARROLL S. PAGE, VT.
JAMES M. CATHCART, CLERK.
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COMMITTEE ON PRINTING.
Aug. 17,1916
Dr. Thomas E. Will,
Okeelanta, Fla.
Dear Wills
Referring further to your recent communication, enclosing petition, requesting establishment of regular mail service under contract for the supply of Okeelanta and Ritta, and stating that a reasonable rate would now be submitted for the service, I took this natter up with the Department, and air, advised by Hon. Otto Praeger, Second Assi st-ant Postmaster General that very earnest efforts have recently been made to secure proposals at reasonable rates for the service, but no such proposal was received in response to any of the advertisements issued. However, instructions havebeen given that a representative of that office visit the vicinity and ascertain whether it is practicable tc provide contract service at a reasonable rate at this time. The matter will receive prompt consideration upon receipt of the representative's report. The Department advises that it will advise me as to the conclusions* reached, and immediately upon receipt of such information I shall forward it to you.
Yours very truly,


t^gPTlease refer to this Quotation by its date and number
Form 1029 r. d. n. z000 7-le
Nt MBER 2404 FR0M
R. D. NUTTALL COMPANY,
-rest (Florida) Association, Pittsburgh, Pa. 8/19y16
Ft.Lauderdale, Fla.
We offer you the follo"wing^rice*s"^n^d'ear ^Ov*ork inquired about in yours of 8/8
subject to our guarantee and the printed conditions on reverse side : Furnish Complete : -
Quantity
1 1
Material
F.S. ii
Type
Spur
II
Teeth
42 57
Pitch 4
4
Face
Bore
Drawing
Price Each
2" 2 5/8" 9-10-15 $11.50 2i" 2 5/8" 9-10-15 11.00
Please pardon us for having overlooked your request for prices on the two gears as above. In going into the details of the complete tractor drive, we had overlooked this one feature.
These prices anticipate making the gears in BP grade which is the same as the last bevel gears sent you, and we feel that they will be entirely satisfactory in the service they will meet.
CHS*B
Prices F. O. B. our works.
Time of shipment 6 to 7, weeks
Key to Abbreviations
C. I. Cast Iron C. S. Cast Steel
F. S. Forged Steel C. N. S. Chrome Nickel Steel
Brz. Bronze D. F. Drop Forged
R. H. Rawhide C. R. S. Cold Rolled Steel
B. P. Special Process C. V. S. Chrome Vanadium Steel
C. ii. Case Hardened S. S. Oil Treated H. H. Helical Herringbone
R. D. NUTTALL COMPANY
to Sales Manager.


THE NUTTALL GUARANTEE
We guarantee the material we furnish to be high grade, free from defects liable to affect the strength of finished work, and all work to be accurate and according to drawings or instructions. f We will replace any gears developing injurious defects in material, or any gears not correctly machined.
It is impossible to guarantee a definite life in miles or term of years, because we have no control over the conditions upon which the life of a gear depends after installation, such as lubricationj protection from grit, correct alignment and centering of shafts, but
We guarantee the life of Nuttall Heat Treated Steel Gearing to exceed the life of untreated, medium carbon cast steel gearing in identical service, as shown by the following ratios :
BASIS OF COMPARISON CSStandard Cast Steel.............100
NSNuttall Standard.....................125 BPSpecial Process......................350
SSSpecial Service....................... 250 CHCCase Hardened Cast Steel............450
CHFCase Hardened Forged Steel..........500
j/and will replace any gears not making good this guarantee, subject to an adjustment based upon the percentage of aftual to guaranteed life.
TERMSCONDITIONS
Unless otherwise specified, price and delivery are for this inquiry only, and for prompt acceptance, F. O. B. cars Pittsburg.
Shipments subject to strikes, accidents and circumstances beyond our control. Terms 30 days net cash ; HO Cash disCOUllt.
When our proposition is for furnishing complete a quantity of Gears, etc., prices named are based on receiving an order for quantity specified.
When our proposition is Machining and cutting, or Cutting only, a quantity of Gears, prices named are based on quantity specified being delivered to us at one time ; not in several lots, and are based upon castings being furnished without excessive allowance for finish ^/When specifications do not clearly designate Hub and Bore dimensions, we understand these dimensions to be standard.
We will not be responsible for any work done to correct errors unless authorized by us.
When we do Machining and Cutting, or Cutting only, and find serious defects in castings we will notify customer, and make charge for actual work done.


M. C. HUTTO
distributor
Buffalo and Ferro Marine Engines
Jacksonville, Florida AugUS^ 19 1916
Mr. Thos. E. Will. Okeelanta, Fla.,.
Dear Sir;-
We regret very much the delay in answering you favor of April, 21st, which has been due to Mr. Hutto being out of the city perfecting his Kerosene Attachment, and arranging for the manufacture of this Attachment in our local Jacksonville, plant.
Mr. Hutto,s Keorsene Burning device has been adopted and is also being made by the Buffalo Gasolene Motor Co. One of these attachments has been in service for the past year on the boat Echo, now run-ing between Jacksonville, and Palm Beach. At the time this device was installed on the Echo, she was powered with a second hand 1911, fifty H.P. four cylinder Buffalo engine, she has been continually in service since that time,"making three and four round trips each months, using about 350 gallons of fuel to the trip. This engine is today, after burning kerosene a year, runing perfectly, producing more miles per gallon of fuel, and costing more than 50% less in fuel expense. We installed two of these attachments on a pleasure boat yesterday, and opperated the engine perfectly on solaoil which sells for about 6-|^ per gallon.
If you will furnish us the following information, we can then advise you the approximate cost of installing this attachment on your engine.
Make of engine. / Number of cylinders. 4$. Size of carbureters ^*/ Inside measurement of intake manifold. Bore and Stroke.
A 7
hgine rating in H.P. ..and r. p. m. ^nk^ iffr l ys^o Gallons per hour of fuel. 4{J, ir*^ jj^ ^v'U,^, 'A,f- y!e are just begining to put this device on the market, and our orders are far greater than our present out-put, in view of this fact we1could not promis an early delivery. In the mean time we can however, furnish you any additional information on this device you may wish.
As you are a user of a gasolene motor, you have no doubt given considerable thought to the question of the best^aiL and grg&se to use, and it might be interesting to know, that for years we have made teats with various makes and grades of oil and grease on the market, with these tests and experiments we have obtained our best results from por-ducts made by the Petroleum Products Co. We have secured the state agency for these products, and if you are not getting the best results from the oil and grease you are now using, give us a trial order and we are sure you will be pleased- with our products. We are quoting prices on Petroleum Products oil and grease as follows;


M. C. HUTTO
distributor
Buffalo and Ferro Marine Engines
Jacksonville, Florida
Mr. Thos S. Willi
Oil, 5-Gal,' Cans 50d per Gal, F.O.B. Jacksonville, Fla. ,
Grease, 10-Pound Tins 12|^ per Pound, " "
We furnish this oil in light, medium or heavy grades, and grease in 1.2. or 3. grades. This oil contains less than 1/10 of Vf0 Carbon. It is filtered through charcoal and bone dust, and not treated chemiaally at all, which, of coarse makes it a very high grade oil.
We hope to hear from you at an early date, and will gladly furnish you additional information on either, The Hutto Kerosene attachment or Petroleum Products oil and grease, and we assure you of our desire to serve you.
Yours very truly.


OFFICE OF THE EDITOR
THE LAKE WORTH HERALD
LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA
August j.ya.6.
'"Mr. Thus. E. Will, --Box Yii, - S
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dear Sir:-
Wili you kindly advise name of writer uf artioxe entitled "Crups Grow 04 jBSairie without Fertilizer", signed "Communicated'1, which you Bent us for publicstiuii. Tms article appeared 111 the xssue uf Augusfr-Srd, v6t uf The Heraj-d.
Thanking you for your courtesy in the
matter, we are


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Dr. Thomas E, Will, Okeelanta, Fla.
My dear Dr. Will:
It is possible that we may move our big ditching machine up to Lake Okeechobee in the near future, to perform certain ditching work in that vicinity. In such an event would you care to have any ditching done on your land ?
Our machine cuts a ditch 9 ft. wide by 5 ft. deep, approximately. On a. contract basis we will cut ditches of these dimensions at the rate of $300 per mile, plus a per diem rate for moving the machine to and from the point where the ditching is to be dons. On this basis the actual ditch cutting would amount to about 6tf per yard, which is a great deal less than it could be done by hand or dredging machinery.
If this matter appeals to you kindly let us hear from you promptly, whereupon we shall be glad to furnish further details.
Yours very truly,
lis!; / v'Swf
H:E
President.


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General Offices !
LONG ntJILDING KANSAS CITY, MO.
southern OFFICKHi
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MIAMI. FI.A.
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General agent for tiik
company's i.and.s
Washington, r>, c, iikadquarterhi
80 G. STREET, N. W. OURAY DUILDING 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 horoeseeker. 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 visitad 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


Fruitcrest (Florida) Association
THOMAS E. WILL, President and Manager OKEELANTA, FLORIDA
mutualism VERSUS commercialism
The Fruitcrest Plan
OF
Settlement and Development
LAND OWNERSHIP: The individual owns his farm tract and building lot. The community owns the forty-acre Central 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 and rentals.
LAND AT COST: That raising this fund may not burden them, the buyers arc furnished their Land at Cost; viz., at $30.00 per Acre, while neighboring lands sell at $G5.00 per acre or more.
MUCH FOR LITTLE: The buyers' total average outlay for Lend. 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 arc 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.
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FRUITCREST FACILITIES as TO
/. transportation: (1,1, and 12) Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway; connecting by rail, with (2) 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 Te'ephone (partially constructed.)


officers
President John G. Agar
Vice Pres idents Samuel H. Ordway Abraham G. Mills William G Rockefeller Henry S. Harper Robert W. DeForest
Treasurer Edwin S. Marston Secretary Edward Hagaman Hall
trustees
Until April, 1918 Thomas Blagden Ernest T. Carter Robert W. de Forest
Charles M. Dow Thomas P. Kingsford Edward V. Z. Lane Abraham G. Mills J. Pibrfont Morgan William G. Rockefeller E. R. A. Seligman
Until April, 1919 Dr. Arpad G. Gerster William P. Goodeli.e Samuel H. Ordway Henry Fairfield Osborn
Lewis R. Parker George Foster Peabody Robert C. Pruyn Isaac N. Seligman William G. Ver Planck-Thomas S. Walker
Until April, 1920 John G. Agar Dr. Edward R. Baldwin
Henry S. Harper Archer M. Huntington Louis Marshall Edwin S. Marston Edwin A. McAlpin Thomas R. Proctor Augustus D. Shepard Dr. A. Vander Veer
THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ADIRONDACKS
(Organized 1901: Incorporated 1902) Office: Tribune Building, New York City
(Telephone : Beekman 1870)
August 22, 1917.
Thomas Elmer Will, Esq., Washington, D. C. Dear Sir:
Some time ago we wrote saying that we had elected you a member of this Association and that we should be very glad to hear that it met with your approval. May we send you a bill for the dues---$5.00 a year?
We sincerely hope that you will give us the benefit of your influential support.
Yours v^ry truly,
fUL*\
Committee on Ways and Means
rs vary truly,
1000-8-17-17


TORRY ISLAND SUPPLY HOUSE
HOWARD A. STOWK PROI'HIKTOR
DEALER IN
GROCERIES, GRAIN, HAMPERS, GRATE MATERIAL, AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Okeelanta, Florida.


jniiello a I .noItcmonq wo 1b i>na i -vSVIlJSri enaoed ,11 HI 3Jfe-lJ38 -ne* ni eioa na 08$ to ,C<3$ eiail Jiode a tud ecf IIxwJx *ae?a erij 1o noi JaJfrtjai crfT .fiit Jbttirfetf eia afcon/oasx Juw's i KaffAS edJ *d lint \t>di ban 8 d#*camot eeorf* Jww ,<*ero dIicw no r8ttf 0K3BSLAHTA, FLA,, AUff. 35,1 & 7.
Id* finirlfed si Mtesni? s
nI t Miami, i^a,-
Jiedw^na aaina : ;'sd o* tdja sTy tierr r. Helm:
Yu:cs :ra ditching at h&tid* Thank yu fo the infonr tion. I do no:.,at pr<>nt,kno' Wfany d it chin-"J to b? done h >re, though yu: proposition la cert-in. Jr.: v.?r/ l k r ctiv,
Very truly yourft.


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routine with ita eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering Everglades lands to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, because I BELIEVS that, while it is now selling at $50, $60, and $80 an aore in ten-acre tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a Bhort time until it will be worth $500 an acre. The reputation of the greit State of Florida and that State's great resources are behind the drainage of the Everglades when drained they will be the GARDEN SPOT OF THE WORLD arid famous the world over, and those fortunate enough to buy now, while the price is, comparatively speaking, on the ground floor, will, indeed, take pride in their foresight and judgment. The national I might almost say international -reputation of one of the greatest drainage engineers ia behind this great reclamation project. Please investigate it; Above ALL thing* get some of it NOW and reap the benefit of near*-future values. In my opinion, you cannot invest your money to better advantage anywhere else in the country.
.If you oannot work the land yourself, W9 can show you how it can be worked for you,.
Make up a party, go down to the Everglades and see this wonderful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twioe a month. STou will return glad you went, glad you bought.
Come to one of our stereoptioon lectures notioe enclosed. Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly profitable evening as our guests. Gome and see our soil exhibits, tropical fruits and plants take a sample of our soil exhibit away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction just what it is and will do. We show you this wonderful oountry with the aid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made from photographs taken by an employe in the Government Printing Office. All these things will convince you that HERE is your opportunity the one you have been looking for.
Ladies are particularly welcome at our leoturea. We oan refer them to one of their number in the Forest Service, who returned from a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purohase of twenty acres. She is urging her friends to buy.
We can help you to pay for your land come and let us explain how we can do this.
Don't throw this letter and literature into the waste paper basket. Please read it carefully, then pass it along by so doing, you will not only accommodate us, but your friends still more.
Gome and see us at your lunch hour, or on your way home from the office. We are centrally located, on the ground floor. Our address is 809 G Street, N. W., Ouray Building, opposite the Patent Office our 'phone number is Main 4260. We shall always bc-glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.
Ends.


SHEPARD, DISTRICT SALES MGR.
WILBY, ASS'T DISTRICT SALES MGR.
(Sulf f^ftm tut CltUt^itUU
Atlanta, (!S&.
KEROSENE. GASOLINE LUBRICATING OILS AND GREASES
Aug. 85, 1916.
Mr. Thos. 0. Wills, Okeelanta, Fla.
DRUMS.
Dear Sir;
We are having a drum shortage at a good many of our stations and are unable to fill orders "because we do not hare sutiicient drums. This shortage can only be relieved by customers releasing the drums they are holding, which thfcy have had over thirty days, itvery drum counts and yours will help, so upon receipt of this letter kindly ship the following drums to the ttulf defining Co., Ft, Lauderdale, Jj'la.:
24729 5/6/16 2V648 "
Yours truly,
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Touro of tho X nja &lad to haar fnm you. I had pletoly.
On ;*aptombar '50, last, yc goading a special farm of contract*
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f*11 o&me "but tuieo a weak. On oetobar ? I wrote syinA, "X ahall probably "b<* in t>i*rai in a tm 9&ma at whioh tir; I deaira to saa you". On etobar 10 I wrot* you, *I o:r>>?ot to in '-injwi n '.fuoaday, Ootobar 12. $J*all call at your 3dro*0* On tha day anointed I oall<*d at your 3d res, but found you had laft for Ohlcsrjo, MViftg a latter datod the day bafora, nd aayimj ou had given up the proposition. Inanasueh m
lined only your &im$. addross, I
'our letter c< so-old not wri-
ou.
ily for your O:
1 thankyou has of eonfidanoo in raysolf. X aatrura you I fill t rearit thesa., for it is aaatfancae lik^ thoa eoitiimj constantly, thrt aneoumgo m to r;o on.
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'J'hi? Sverr?lado proposition hat? baan dlod antirely too aruoh from tho standpoint of
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io mmy i ~ to do, on
rchieh nuneroua land W0| th ~?hat we mist realize io that no nrono pood all around* raid for all concerned. This >;> "or 0i* and a half years? I hava trying to i
of RYorslftdoa eittlorwnt sad development. It p pioneering by pro?cyt the buyer* en joy ing 5 nil ti
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own efforts. But to got it has required effort, sure see th$t the road was not switched to nom^ other neij
rhood.
the Fruitcreet organisation enabled sue to be here. That 1 nave helped in getting this road, and in seeing that it was not snatched frosa our neighborhood, is a matter of history. (Bee speech before iVeat Psln Beeeh ?o^rd of Trade; also press tery in Ft.Lauderdale Herald of August 11.) On August 15 we -voted our road bond*, the bonds* carrying by ohenvy Majority* This guarantees the ceraln.<- of the ro^d. Its value will be h*r/< estimate. But, save for the SYuit crest organisation which on"! me to bo on the ground, 1 could have done nothing for it. In 1 single way, the I?*tai teres t Association has put Multiplied thousands of dollars into the n-ockoia of n\t>er blades and ooaei, people.
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Again, this neighborhood badly m it a. fimfor wax rnlsd to tfet it. X
after it, got it, end got a boat to carry the tonttured children to school. jjfti -conducted the school through one year in a r<*raote, rented building. Then "e said we must have a school house, centrally located I wont after t-is, sear the County School Board and-offered thesa a building lot:(see map, back of letter head) if they would build on it thia su&iser. They agreed. 1 '.'rent to Tallahassee, bought the lot fromthe I.X. hoard, and deeded it to the County School Board. Wow the lumber is here,and our tractor la moving it to the school lot. But for the Fruit crest organisation, we ohould h^ve had no school Inst year, and probably not this.
In the way, X might tell hot? wo obtained our rstore,
poet office, notary's office, barber shop, bke shop nnd the oth 4. SUCCv:;-'.'ifU"h W'-P^.lVdii For a period, Glades farming had to bo experimental. I have tried for six years to get the govamwent to help us experiment, *nd expect to succeed yet. At present, however, weiMBifuat doL th*? oxnertmen11 ng. .flight here i? 'here the settlor, "fcolnit alone fall a down? and th-t'e -rJiy you have heard the h*rd~luck stories, '(lie }?rui teres t organisation has enabled me to conduct a little experimental farm right, here on the li KftifXftat spot In the tmpir Glades. It would tnlre too long to tell all we have learned. Affidavits front settlers here, however, make *mighty interesting reading*, flow hero is an up-to-date oaae, namely, eele.ry, r; isi,n Whore successful, celery raising is very orofitable as illustrated by Sanford, Florida. There is good reason to believe w,'esn raise celery. '? hs mi sod a little. Last yor, Davie tried it and succeeded fairly well. This year she will try again, and on a 1 ^rp-er ac^la. Our nsiitf-iborh'^od *-**ill *0 eo trv. X ^ult that -wo must kne? Davie's experience, so my son ami X went there ,
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discussed this pretty fully li aid for the 17th (and other p-
Cuit iya lion of ^Fvnl"eotion: "?e ssuat creep before
pioneers entered the. Ohio as ment and* actual fanning u* 'which it c work-back. Ifo* cipla. tt##ults achieved he lenta (9oo batfk of letter h> of tho territory lying fart) section. There, we have dos has been done hero ^srinfiw
f*8 settled lots?* ppi ya.ll eye. qt nenr the ark has o i?<
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abafely heard of failures in CTq? froia floods. Asj shown in we fenr no trouble frons these, swover, so h">a nlmotat every a look for then, and proceed
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tee very little, or none.
squires muvh fertiliser.
4 la ,it .^osirablet txo,.pottle On the, j>mer 01afle_s? On the Iruitereat section, not till"we have done further work both here and there. Thus far, I have kept all settlers away froia it. During