Business Correspondence. Apr. 2, 1917- Apr. 30, 1917

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Business Correspondence. Apr. 2, 1917- Apr. 30, 1917
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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THE MUNSEY TRUST COMPANY
WASHINGTON, D. C.
MUNSEY BUILDING CAPITAL 82.000.000





April 2, 1917.





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

Dear Sir:

In reply to your letter of the 29th ultimo

we have to advise you that the Company is willing to

extend your note for 90 days with the understanding

that a substantial curtail will be paid at the expira-

tion thereof.

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Dr. Thomasu Will,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

My dear Dr. '"ill:

I wish you would pay the ta-xes on my three acres-

and let me know the amount, and oblige ,


Yours truly,


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Paterson, N. J., April 3, 1917.


Dr. Thomas E. Will,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Dear Sir:
Your letters, including receipts at hand in due time.
My friend Robert Gaugler Jr., having returned I called on him
the following Sunday, and mentioned that the Fruitcresi holdings were about
to be sold out. He replied that he did not intend to buy land anywhere
until his parents had decided where to locate. They expect to be down
sometime next winter by that time I presume, Fruitorest tracts will have
all been sold. He thought that our property was as good as that at Moore
Haven where they are asking rather high prices. Personally he prefers
Citrus Centre, probably due to being better acquainted he found more sport.
Sorry we could not land him as a neighbor. Developments at Fruitcrest may
decide whether his folks will settle in the Okeelantee-Fruitotest section
or not.
The cow proposition seems very goodV to me, but being so delight-
fully ignorant of circumstances I cannot draw a satisfactory conclusion.
I would be pleased to learn more of the proposition with reference to Fruit
crest. Are there a sufficient number ready to cooperate to make it a
success? It means pure breed, high priced cattle, a dairy outfit, divers
other things, and someone able to manage it.
I presume that since Iruitcrest is about to be ploughed, and
planted (?) that it will be ready for settlement by next Fall, how about it?
I have read with much interest the article "Ploughing and Planting
at Okeelanta". What puzzles me are the paragraphs, "They represent three
cash holdings at Fruitcrest----They expect to start operations near the
Okeelanta P.O." Is it because Fruitcrest will not be ready for an in-
definite time? As I desire to com th. I should like to know some-
thing more definite as to the prospects of Fruiterest settlement. If for
any reason not feasable or advisable, would it be possible to settle,
temporarily, somewhere in the neighborhood until Fruiterest will be ready?
While I fully realize that traLking is a gable still I should
like to know what facilities there are, or will be by next season, for
shipping truck, in case there should be any to ship.
"'e have apparently ample means for ploughing, how do we cultivate,
by hand only?
Please let me know the breads of poultry and hogs now kept in
the neighborhood.
Besides a copy of the contract I have enclosed a clipping of the

Fort Lauderdale Herald, if not asking too much please let me know your
opinion in the subject, and oblige,
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ESTABLISHED 1872 BY A.MONTGOMERY WARD AND GEO.R.THORNE




(Salisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back )

NEWV YORK CHICAGO
ll KANSAS CITY FORTWORTH
PORTLAND
* ORIGINATORS OFTHEa
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WM. A. CU RTIS
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MR. THOSE. E. WILL,
FOR'-j La UT-JERDALE, FLA.


CHICAGO,
4/4/17.


DEA.R SIR:-


Your letters regarding the Climax Gan_ Plow have j been received.
We are referring them to the proper department for attention and you
will receive a reply shortly rec.trdiin the matter.

We assure you that everythiin will be taken care of in the right way
and to your entire satisfaction.


Yours truly,


EN-294B-2.


L;:, .,0J;LJhY WARD & CO.


PLEASE WRITE YOUR ANSWER ONTHEBACK OF THIS LETTER.
j, IT WILL ELP USTO SERVE YOU MORE PROMPTLY.






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Thomas E Will Apr 4 1917
Ft Lauderdale
Fla

Dear Sir:

Your letter of recent date has been

handed to the writer for reply.

Mr Ford has, for some time past, been

experimenting with a light Tractor, and at this

writing several of them are in operation on his

farm.

When any further definite announcement

of the same is made, we will be pleased to send you

whatever literature is prepared.

Thanking you for your inquiry, we are

Yours very truly



Asst Secretary to HENRY FORD


















(On 3Boat)


Hon. I'.A. cRae,


ly deD r I r. clo ;--

I a enclosinri: herowitlh a cop, o.
my . iry propo-ition, I wan l you to knov tln line I
v working on,fo :' n you ,,grtt witti me that it
is wi 3,? and riaht. .'u.'tjna oro e,I m .h, .....; you ::;y
:kno 80 so:a live, cQp ble r:un who 1 ,oul like to ..ot1 in
Ui th i? on Such a lilo.

?Jiere re fe- tings tj i, could d o .:u e ;ood vto
tnil.' l ds ;o a whole ti2n to ,et a v1work like this
IV Zr d-hr w Py* r'ople w;;nt to I se hoW-in", and I; v nt
o h aip .slow) them.

You doubtless u:Lert'-11nd thlit I am no real ea-
t'` v ma". TJi t Lvt to int kep/ l. nd es.-t *-'t all
i- very (Li, t t: teful to te. ],tt l Wint i to ulern,
cy -;ct,11d toe.t *:id e:p 2.l;:* c ,u)-" i 'ople can live? and
3suce d ini the Gladese. I b lieve thvit, afterr ray
experi :nc hIer', living, otn lty .P(.ie,in mIly little
shck,' nd i nili.n At : proo iI with .1,' on liand,* have
earned })." o, tjIh prolJle is to be solv d.

I 3io-.t v *ry much qitu, ndM thfl1 other rm'hfber 3 of
th, I.I.Bo *ri, 11.y t; p 'tize wit to in te. effort A
'm Tnv ki i.;, rnr may h 1ip nme all : yu can. There lhas been
such ; vnast lot of Glid ?o 1 ld Bold, si).iy for profit,
to an army of 7r utlt:ru t.. buyr ," r ight aind u n ;etfi"
and under conditions that made uit i-.po)3ible for thra "
to recliz(, on th ir invei3tm a:-ta tt.at ther ? 011s CorU
reaction that an..y i-rrbwv thie innooenl:tith the guilty.
In t' e ciroirnt ncee,i : in he) oolutio: of t;-e r'et 'Glldo3 problem to cooper-
Pte in enabling buy LTe to got vwlue receive sl foo: thoir
investm rnt 3a In ray wrail, w vy, I ama wrkii:.' r:y elf 81-
:no-At -to ti, P pointof n rvous prostr tion to do my p;irt,
and th: .: t'y an.i help of your o.1j ird, ttet nded b fore,will .'.x'etly
nopreci *at aUow.
I am writin,-on a freig]ht bo-at,by thfilight of a .-reasy k :yrosen,.iluap.
Pleasepardon qpa.e-rance of thii' l.tter.


sincerelyy yours,






(GENERAL OFFICES; SOUTHERN OFFICE*N
LONG BUILDING 227, 1_TH STREiET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMII, FLA.


Iverglab Eano 9altr (jampany

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, 1). C., HEADQUATRBRA
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONIC MAIN 4200
Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Cc,,,ia..y, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great 'd-eyes are
working night and day, and several more are e::cc:,ted soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial 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 Fri--ident of the State University 'of Florida visited us recently, and
testified to his faith in E, zv~:rl.de lands. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over" twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and t--r.:n.ly confirmed our statements regarding the
characte-' of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

ITot long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for U'--,i. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us fortwenty acres more.

Ever-,lade 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 -10 and .O0 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless w ,111i; to purchase at $60 and $80 per'adre, at which figi;res,
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 b-.ildi.1; in the city. 'rLe are on the ground floor,
and have a fine windo- 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 Tuhs1ay, 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 op-
portunity of a life-time; to those who have, we can outline .one plan which
will simplify their task of Tp',ing fortheir lands, and another, for obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,











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Vt. Lnud rdle, 7111a., Apr 4,1917.





Mr. '?m.N.Tr r,
Jax. I; .

My dear 3;.Traer:--

Hereewita ias copy of njy dairy"
proposiition, just finishad,on freight bo-t,as
I -m cormin. down through the Gl-des*

'le h 'veTIEC d&iiry country. There can be no
po3.3ibli question about that.

I am wondering wheti r you can h ?lp me find
th mntn h'erianref-.rred to. Unfortun t lyomy series of
ndv,tin th However,I am witl you right down to t e ground in your
policy,and I feel that you vmiy kino'. th i- n who would
help mer de1noonstr te the truthl of you' te:aohings.


Sincerely your13,






GENERAL OFFICES: SOUTHERN OFFICES r
LONG BUILDING 2ST, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


I urglab Ieanb iatt ( company


E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, 1). C., IIEADQUATRERA:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. WV.
COMPANY'S LAND OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4200

Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.

The Furst-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 enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investQr and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial 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 Ev;erglalde lands. Two men who have actually
crc.sei the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called,- and str.:--ly confirmed our sta. -nts 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 ,ein 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 .(2- and $30 to $40 and $'0 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 excusu:r, 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 op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,

















t.-L-ud rdale. la., April 4th.,1117.




Prof.D.H.Otia,
riadison,-ii 9.

ly dear Prof.ptis:--

2 t.ecloiing you a .opy of Ly
circular," airy bu2ain -- Propos',d." It ocour:' to
mae 'ou att o,' y o.. o : raor. nail ihoU rai.gJit be intJX r's-
t*d n11nd whor I should get into touch i-ith.

The opporl vLty hl ??re i cert i;,:':r (';a t.
Opinion on .thi- see a to be absolut I un -ninouy. I
blv .fe u- .1ill conf 3 fvor: no"t o~ ly on me but
onil ti ia ir"n you. j.nt r wt in thiis.


"A" in the cir 'ul r in myqpelf.

ijinc?r "2y your-,






GENERAL OFFICER: SOUTHERN OFFICES
LONG BUILDING T STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


Eerrglaub iai #atra companyy

E. C. HOWE, WAHINGTON, D. C., HEADQUATHRaEH:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. WV.
COMPANY' LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4260
Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great dredges are
working night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial 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."
Tre President of the Sta-:.. 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 r e:rly 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 "thehalf 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 *:S.O 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 yper 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 fi: jsure, 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 friend:, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who-have not yet bought we can present THE op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,

















Vt. Laud erdale, Fla.. Apr. 4. 1917.




My Dear Prof.Cottrell:--

i huop. tViii may re.ich you.
I am enolo3ini. copy of my dairy prppouitiol' There
Cr'n be no possible qiue@tion that we i',ivo here,in the
Gl-ides,whLere I now liveTlrE dciry country. I wonder
"'h!?ther you cannot put me into touch o i UL thex mran I
am looking for. I shall grae.tJ apprtcint e your
help in temiatter.

I ho your f mily ar 9 all well. Hine are.
iMarioin was minr i d last Chri:stia, ind iis no" en route
to her f'jtiure ho- ein Cialif. e"arrence is with ne in
the Glrddeswhere he is the oldest inh- bitaint."
Ers. Will and Gertrude ar? in Lauderdale. I divide
my time between tl.* to pl"c tw.

Cordi-.lly your,


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GENERAL OFFICES: SOUTHERN OFFICESn
LONG BUILDING R2T, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


TEnrglabre Eaige companyy

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, 1. C., HIADQUATREHM :
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILI)ING
PHONE MAIN 4260
Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that thd work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is adi.an:ng by l'.-ps and bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great drj..-s are
working night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly c..'r' to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial 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 E.' r-lade lands. T.'.i men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
-have recently 'called, and str-::ly confirmed our statements regarding the
character, of the l.nds 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 L'.. 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 48,000
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 140 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 4'0 and 1830 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. 'e are on the around 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 T4--s.y, 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 op-
portunity of a life-time; to those who have, we can outline one plan which
will simplify their task of p:,.ing for their lands, and another, for obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,







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PrQfee~or of ~fliyz1k~.


~Ia

Deer Sr~--

Th e d~iirj bu~inono Xn th~ 1!v.~'~1~d os ihould

13 1j~rB~t ram~,t to t1i'~ ~3tot,. Z 1ivethe~',,snd wiint

to do ;~11. I or~j~ to ~t *t ivell w~de~ ~v'~y~

~nc1om~d ~ ot"1 d~iry proposition.

~'ou~ib1y YOU aran help me findth, rn~n("B") I ~ looking

for. '~f *o.I b~Le'r~i yo~ witl render ~ uecvioe not only

to in. o:~' to a few a~tt1g~i in the great ~lnd@i regLon*

but to the .3tsite ~io~e11.

v.~ t~g~r your~s1






GENERAL. OFFICES: OUT I
LONG BUILDING 22r, LT 'TII l1,
KANSAS CITY, MO. MII.E. II .%.


iEurglabr oan6 1a0 (nmpany

E. C. HOWE, WA"HINGTON. D. C., IIEADQUATRIRR:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LAND OURAY BIIUILING
Dear Sir:- PHON AIN 4260

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is. advancing by leaps and7 bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great dr-ed,? s are
working night and day, and several more are expected soon to bEgin.

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared at one of our meetings that the buyer is
"sure to win," and that "the only quoition 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 Trom 424 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 P80 p-:' 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 e-ifour-e, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crow'ds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Ti.ues 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 op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,











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Yt.Lauderdalo,.lli', April ith.,1017.



ProftS3or of Dnirying,




My di ar !ir .

11ile Preident of th( K.:3.A.C.,I did

my be;t tob m.n.k, poaible n i re3t mid f.ffectiV

,.'ork the:e ,:i1d "touthout the UJtte in diirylng. Cot

trVll_ did his work und *T ie.o. ]d.Webattr received

Ilis tvrinin; there in those dayI. ans. Otim wras

one o-f :'y conmt-n t pupil -- iIn Zconozaios-- ,'hil. e he

studied d;iryin,i und ~r Cot trell.

No--: I ana hllpin smettleand dvo.lop a.

country th-t 1iou3)1 d ta'k e a foremost police An din iry-

ing *. w.ant to f'lud comrp-ttnt diiry rnanw.4in t) havw

itliative Ind c-pittA. %2n yo'-. hilp rn find 4im?


YTort very truly,






tGENEHRA OF1.ICEs: SOUTHIEN (FFICENS!
LONG BUILDING 2ST. 1lrTIi HTRIET
KANSAS CITY, MO. 'MIAMI, FLA.


Enrglar IJanb Bale (Qompany

E. C. HOWE, WAHINGtO C., IICADQUATRERHR
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURIAY BUII.lDING
PHONE MAIN 4a200
Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is advan.-ing by 1,eips and bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great dre,.r:s are
working night and day, and several more are expe:-ei soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly cciriniu to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared at one 'of our meeting 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 E,;erpla.i lands. I'A.. men who have actually
crossed 'the "Glades one, over twenty years a-o, 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 ;nore.

Ev.rrglade lands are -:in- 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 gcne, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and :.30 to .1*0 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 .G0 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809'G StNe-t, 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, Thur.- ,ay, and
Saturday nights, and are finely ait nded.

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 op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.

Very truly yours,




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Tfie Congregs of Jforums, 3nc.

12 WEST 11th STREET, NEW YORK


TELEPHONE: CHELSEA 9136
GREATER NEW YORK
FORUMS
Bronx Open Forum
Edward Polak, President
Emil L.. Newman, Executive Sec.
Brooklyn Forum. People's Institute
Seymour Barnard, Secretary
Bushwick Civic Forum
People's Institute, Brooklyn
Cornelius M. Sheehan, Director
Leo K. Mayer, Secretary
Civic Forum of Brooklyn
Nathan S. Seidman, Chairman
Columbia University Institute Forum
Milton J. Davies, Chairman Dr. Thomas E. Will,
Free Synagogue Forum Ft. Landerdale 'la.
Walter S. Heilborn, Chairman, Fl .
Harold Riegelman, Secretary
Free Synagogue- Forum
Downtown Branch My dear Dr* Will,
Rabbi Abraham Cronbach, Chairman


April 5, 1917.


Friday Night Forum
T. L. Cohen, Chairman T was Sunday
Rose Boschever, Secretary I was in Baltimore Sunday night
Labor Forum -where a crowd of war patriots rushed by a line
Ed. T. James, Chairman
Carl Beck, Managing Director of policemen an.,- broke up an Open Forum meet-
Liberal Forum of the Labor Temple
Rev. Jonathan C. Day laln *.
Samuel Sweetlaum, Chairman
T. F. Byrd, Secretary
George L. Cohen, Chairman In Washington where I was Monday,
Messiah Forum the police refused to permit a public meeting
Rev. John Haynes Holmes
Rev. Harvey Dee Brown, Chairman in the streets.
Miss Bertha Ruffner, Secretary
People's Forum, Cooper Union
Edward F. Sanderson, Chairman
Miss Nora Smitheman, Secretary Iast evening I saw a perfectly
Church of the Ascension .lawful assembly at Madison Square broken up
Rev. Percy Stickney Grant, Pres. by the police, though for years the right of
Rev. Harold Arthur Lynch, Sec. hi
The Religious Forum assembly has been permitted there.
Church of the Ascension
Rev. Percy Stickney Grant, Pres.
Rev. Harold Arthur Lynch, Treas.
St. James' Church Forum, Fordham I do not know what you think about
Rev. l)eWitt L.. Pelton
Charles F. Reynolds, Chairman this war but I am sure you believe in the
Sunday Morning Lecture Fuorcum right of the people to assemble peacefully. We

Dr. J. Gardner Smithan, rector want to keep up the fight for freedom of dis-,
Sunday Night Conference, Church CUSSilOn .
of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn
Rev. John Howard Melish, Chairman
Rev. R. B. B. Foote. Secretary
The Washington Heights Forum We want to plant a Forum in every
Harry Lichtenberg, Pres.
John Lyons, Secretary university, and in every industrial and rural
The Woman's Forum
Miss Helen Varick Boswell, Pres. center in America. We have now nineteen new
Mrs. Henry Allen LeVey, Sec. Forums not listed on this letter head, and we
Y. M. H. A. Forum
Rabbi A. G. Robison, Chairman are growing at the rate of two a week.
Jack Nadel, Secretary
Other Cities
Utica (N. Y.) Reconciliation Forum Th e d.emarnd for Forums is inoreas-
Rev. WV. C. Selleck, Director
Hoboken (N. J.) Forum ing at a wonderful pace. We must meet this
St. Paul's Church
Rev. Waldo A. Amos, Chairman detlanid. We must go forward.
Jersey City Friday Evening Forum
of the First Congregational Church
Rev. Harry L. Everett, Chairman Will you help us to maintain
Mrs. Ada Parran, Secretary W you ep us to maintain
Montclair (N. J.) Unity Forum our .reason for existence in a time when the
Rev. Edgar S. Wiers, Chairman
William Rockwell, Secretary right of freedom of assembly is threatened?
New Rochelle People's Forum
Judge Martin J. Keogh, Chairman
Summit (N. J.) All Souls' Forum Very c dially you
Rev. F. C. Doan, Chairman Very C ia y you
Cincinnati (0.) The Forum
St. Andrews Church / /
Sanford Showes, President
Detroit (Mich.) Open Forum
Frederick F. Ingram, Director
Ralph F. Holmes Secretary
San Diego (Calif.) Open Forum
Rev. H. B. Bard, Director /
Springfield (Ill.) Fellowship Forum /
Frank Waller Allen, Director
Newport (Ky.) St. Paul's Forum
Rev. Lester Leake Riley, Pres.


Executive Board
Percy Stickney Grant
President
Harold Arthur Lynch
Secretary
Edward Polak
Treasurer

A. Lyle DeJarnette
Executive Secretary.
Agnes S. Brundin
Associate Secretary

Directors
Waldo A. Amos
George Gordon Battle
Carl Beck
Thomas L. Chadbourne, Jr.
Jonathan C. Day
Percy Stickney Grant
Walter S. H[eilborn
John Haynes Holmes
Harold A. Lynch
John Howard Melish
Emil L. Newman
Edward Polak
Edward F. Sanderson
Edgar S. Wiers
Stephen S. Wise


Advisory Board
Jane Addams
Felix Adler
Ray Stannard Baker
Samuel Zane Batten
Chas. A. Bowman
William F. Cochran
Mrs. Joseph Fels
Franklin Giddings
Samuel Gompers
Morris Hillquit
Hamilton Holt
W. Templeton Johnson
David Starr Jordan
Daniel Kiefer
Henri LaFontaine
Walter Lippmann
Meyer M. London
Libby C. MacDonald
Edwin Markham
James H. Maurer
Henry Neil
Fremont Older
Ernest Poole.
Louis F. Post
John A. Ryan
Vida D. Scudder
Henry R. Seager
Mary K. Simkhovitch
Lincoln Steffens
Charles Stelzle
Lillian D. Wald
Frank P. Walsh
James P. Warhasse
Herbert L. Willet




QO 0,4e


THE OPEN FORUM STANDS FOR FREEDOM OF DISCUSSION-Let us sift every man's speech, weighing carefully the new,
exploding the false, accepting the true-always provisionally-keeping our minds open to larger visions of truth.


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Yt.Laud,, la.,Apr.5,1917.



Dear Russell1:-

Enc.find Ford folder. It has come at
last. Glad to have you:' opinion of the combination? *
I have advertised for a Good ts-cond-hand Ford carV
Am answerin; eoma! adV.nrfoe* same.
No'.'if Ur. Lictha is willing to stand by his ogfer
of$100.00 toward buying a Universal tractor",we will
out ite :mount to 396.00,and put it af;ninst the plowing
of him 12 acras.,c*sh in ad'vanco. Thii wtll help
get theoutfit.
Th-n there is you:: proposition r.e upolying wiges.
If yoi will h-iv your trct plowed at tViD usurl'rmte that
1w lmake 448.00 more. Let nehear from both of you by
next mwilor n-xt bo:,t thit will bring letter.
I m-iy wintyou to come down to look over some Ford$
o"r soon. If we amt thil outfit,we mwy w,'it a lit-
tle in the matter of gettiijg Big Ben re-vriped.
The)Uni-:ord is light. *ut it will prob:ably- do
the necessary work of a siaill tractor. Then,with our
biz mchine ren-,'Jigeel dw. a h1n v two mra-chines,one for
lorge,hevy job-s,.0nd one fo:r the lighter work.
:leasi' see Mr. How-irdand have him write- Col.Geo.G.
h-atthews that the plowing. of dl-8L2 fci finished properly.
It setna an ar:-Annieinet of that kind w-is inade ,and th.]t
I must h.avthis O.K. b.forae I on oullect. Only lenrnd
of thi s to-day, Please ]Lv this done by return mAil,
if possible.
Tell hfr. Liethia I savr Hr. Farg4h.-r to-day. He mny
comte up in about 2 weak,,but i', not pOsitive* I.told
him I was a nxious to get ba-ck te Oc.to st-y.
Please keep ine informed au to progress of work. I
propps? to get thick: Uni-Ford oozabibn-'tion ot 0 nee un-
less there seezns to be some very good reason for not
doing so,
We know t'he Forcd-4Yfet- c:Ir i:' good. *The question
,night be whether tiicorbin'-tion i.3 O.K. The attohlunant
is not high. If we wanted ~another light trsictor l'Iter
we would still h:vve the Ford carand would not hWAe
spent much on att4ohm u .


ncAjr&1~T you~.J3





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GENERAL OFFICES: SOUTHERN OFPICK)e
LONG BUILDING T27, 12TH STREET 4/
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, 1-1.


Englabr anub Males oEampany

E. C. HOWE, WARRINGTON, I). C., IIEADQUATREBH:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. V.
COMPANY'S IANDH OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4260
Dear Sir:-

You till be Tntere3ted to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.

The Furs:-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 enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial 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. T.o men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades -f-on-, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, ind strongly confirm., 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 hcught of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everelade lands are EoGiih 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 ^ and D30 to '40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dc.llar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at i,'0 and $8p per acre, at which figuras,
also, we have lands to sell.

.Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best offica-bu-ildings-in the city. We are on -the ground floor,
and have a fine windowv with southern. exr.-sure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Gladcs. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it, Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given i.s'z-d-y, 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 op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,

















Ft.Laud erdaile, .?.1Ap. .y191.




Profe. (or of airinge

University of UinIr
St.Anthony' 11iai finn.

Ay dear airs--

I am living in Vth iheurt of one of the
grpsat.3st coming dairy rogions in tJUe vorld.( 3e6 mnap,

OPp.p'g"e-- Qkeoirnt.,-riu tor'?st.)
am in nlosinzi herewvithi oopy of my apecinl

proposition,de!siIgned to enabIl mei to fnd a cipabli,

dairy iarn,witL oapit ii.who might be interested to oOme

in with rate ind dtv-lop these poisdLbltibtes.

As Presid-nt of the Kiin~ae gtnte Agrioulturil

College,(l897-99?),a did tiy part toward inaking dpivry*
inj in that Istate a success. X did not expect to

beoomeinterefittd in it myself. But timeno olhong.
0an you help me tindthe man X mn seekking?9
so d6i1 you 'vill render a service to tuhn dsiry inter-
est in Aineric'n At a tize when food is in 4-sandl,and

may Somse Inori so.


Very, truly yours,






GENERAL OFFICE:
LONG 11UIL.DING SOUTHERN OPpi1CmH! )
KANSAS CITY, MO. 227, lTra STRICT
MIAMI, FLA.


Eerglae Eanb (aloa (impany

E. C. HOWE,
(GENERAL AGENT FOR THE OWAMH.INTON, i CE, I ADQUATRHiA.:
COMPANY'S LANDN 800 G. srnTHEI .T, N. %V.
OURAY 1117IiI.)IN(
PHONE MAIN *A420(0

Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is
The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six gr.-"t 'id-l.-s are
working night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared at one bf 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 bf Florida visited us recently, and
testified to his faith in Ever.TLi'. lands. i'.;.o men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later --
have recently called, and s-tr:.t]y confirmed our statements rerarding 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 s..ing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Ever'lade lands are zc.in-, fast. iTJthin 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 f':"L :.24- and .'O to .140 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar l..nd is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at (.60 and .80 p:.r acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
ope of the best office b'ild--..c in the city. '.-e are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern e:-ji::. irae, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds z.tou, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thur.:Jay, 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 bilught we can present THE op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.

Very truly yours,


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1.0O 4. I|UILDING UT. 1'-TH KTj;jI."
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FI.A.


Euirglabre anb oalt Q(Empany

E. C. HO VE, WAnHINOTON, 1). C., IIADQ1UATRIHnU:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
CONMPANY'R LAINDH OURAY UIUI1)ING
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 enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial 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 t'o his faith in z:eil'.se lands. T.io men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over *i.:ty years ago, ana 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 .4, and *VO to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fift'--dolTla land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to b'. 1h-e ai .00 and 0SC 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
trcidi c from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Th'.r-.,ay, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends,,old snd new, to our
new hnadquairters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE op-
portunity of a life-time; to those whq have, we can outline one plan which<
will simplify their task of .paying for their lands, and another, for obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,









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Mr. .S...Bolling.r,
Hopiewell,a Po
My dear ';r. Bollingers--
#Ti st b ok f-'oi Okwel'-nts. *vre

Landed thier a f'.-il;r of 4 grO,-up: .: ..on H.?.Kas.--
th Raso t 0 nt of ;-g. i;-p1 r'..)ats. c 'hey oa.')n bursinckic Own
3 '. C, C old'.n..;3,nd .. getting busy to help u* develop
the oumt-.V. It i3 onof t),... beat tl-dhins tlihAft have -.p-
p1 'I i, lu tip It; .In .ouin; much int're.'.r in
tC-n-ei;hbor:clood. Theyre well plawied ,anl '.h-.ir faith
in tim- country ia arth.n( hey nr" hl.pinZ to
'-..iin- in morT buy "s fro' tii? LTz s o' thitir fri-nd-.

It c'- none too son, .( -founid a reaction on :imonr
ou:': triae "UJtrid. 1r. Liet ti', V alued hlorticulturist,
wV's almost rr',rdy to 1 'vr.t. 'ny ,? largelyy because, afti-r
month" ,' vr.":j tmitiu; ,i e h:1J; nIot b-i able to Wi:A his
3'.C. tro^ plowed. Runsell -.-, Uo ',:rotor operator,
ho took iold naft*' Mr. !-:rlej .1lY !d nr- to rui the
tr .ctor in to th1 .-r!n-!1'", n l.ift unipounc alin i ab bnoe,
and who hlia pxxwz-dalmao t inv:lunbli, "s p',timit ri:p irer
mnd ado ;3ri Of hmA i chineohdld repCh.d hia liim to'and -n-
)nounc Fd "tIh 't,unless I would -,:7t a new rectorr, h- would
-..ve soio l'.. L-ist '*iij u. o Nens lais't,mf 'on I aw-
r mn e, old'tet inh.bAt'.nf,"o t that ha, too,h. d hv)d about
-*1 h? Oolu I( mt fnd of the wrary wvitini",a nd,u.,lets I
ob .olut-.l. "* ist.9d,lie, t o, 7-'nt !d, to :leave. I 1ra in,
my fe ,lingJl

It all rwi baok to our in-bility to .,;t anythin -
,ppreiblt donL witli VUe mr;chine. T.,idred in Aug.,1915
to come, if pooa .ibl'e,in Oat. -eliv-er d In ?ebruirry w
Then work -d on and with a yter and or ~, and doinr-, in tJat .
tiroaless than one month's wood ,orkj.C '".111. Job milht
:t-' d it. :3ut '*# hrlve n't rmny Jobs,. '3ome --..ink IaacBV
one. I fear I "a not ,juite in hi:s claus.
Her?? are soinaof th" not re Tult',:--
1) ;aj? one month'S '7ork ii 12.
2) '-xp -nditur ,- oh, r. ir.,, ch ;Ji c ri,7 w "' "f uo.- t/.ni] "cin;, etc.
enough to buy a good, asm:1l tr-'or.
3) Lost, in igod,1c'shi, cu.vtora bu'1in.eir no1 .. '. L.I; fin noi. our
whole pronos3ition.
4) Left uuplo'fed, l n of i 'r"i "r': -- you- d iuiht er included-






GENERAL (JFFICvq.: SOUTHERN OFFICKst
LONG BUILDING 22T, 12TH nTRI L'I
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMJI


Energlabe Iion *itg companyy

E. C. HO WEl, WANmINGTON, D. C., HIIADQUATRERS:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'R LANDM OURAY BUILDING
PHONI MAIN 4260
Dear Sir:-

You will be,interested tp know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Evergl:?.des is advancing by leaps and bounds.

Thre Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great drelges are
working night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared at one of our meetings that the buyer is
"sure to win,"r and that "the o0ly question is as to how much he will make."
The Prz-ident 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 t'..n;yr 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 Ziui. ,After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everrlade 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 bt.yers can afford to waste no
time unless willin;-, to purchase at 'G60 and :80 pFr 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 expos,-e, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced '; 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 op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.

Very truly yours,










S.-7.B. (2)

plowin-of which was p-id for in adva ace.to pny fo machine.
5t "vaTe com0 teSeason of y;r-r in which forest of v.':eed ill poon
cover 1--ndz we hlve painfully and expenively ole-'rd that.we raiight plow
fPst.
6) Lost immea'3urably in credit and st:ndilina because of non-per-
formnce,,while straining every nerve, and working, dpy ,tni(:ht. and tund:ays to
p-rform. Loa;3 -?ould be still -ef'ter if "ll. kne'a how little we have done.
7) Brought. Ass n.Flzao. t to vri.e of deed st-n)-still.

And all,because, try as we :.iight and didwe aimplj COUTD IOT G12T
RTSUTLTI CU O' TIP 'ACHIN:.

'.e have ooniuerei all sorts cf difficulties, The t:e-r3' 'ich't
fir-tthreatened to put us out of buihnessare doing finel.i
The exp-nse of gas burnin,7 we have reoduce(Y by burningi,now,2/3 in
kerosene.
''e h~a leprne-d thl kind of A-ft* to ue,an i1p.p:-ob1abl!,how to ploT? in
summer etc., etc.
Wh!t no''? T'le CAT' T i, ,.i' '.-. L'., "W'e.' X1 1 all thou,.ht were es-
senti'l. I did. But th-y we-ar ou'. at a fri.htful rite'-- trerdq,irone,
sprockets, nd inner chain's.* The eight usei.up po-er -nd fuel hugely. x I
Thqy ar? no b-tLe-.r1'BrhLbef_-^so good in _'oft lomnd-as tLre biA round wheels. j/;.
I shall bCy f~t'cto"- fell into the -i .i of ,. born rmn ch-'nic,n nk/n
f.an Vt4. le r -built i-. T imn ixrt .ntoh-n6;a he ,-' _o 0 u-_ onto it It
two ..,he -l o 6 feet hi7h, 3 feet widsl pry stroni.y.nn, d "'Y LIGHT. Thes-
are d-isie He h)s' tested them tho.cou;hl, "-nil in love vitall tilI-m .60 is
out operptor,Aussell. R. say7 if we will put or. t..'o suoh '7i-Ieels we can
make a success of the tractor,a,;iind e .ill st'y, '.11' want to Ickeap hiip.. He
i a member, t'kes >; t of hii o.y in l-n^d,,ind cot3' u7, lit tle n'th. Be-
side3,as stated,,he is a nature .1 a niuts for tink:-rin,. :rnd ,dTiptint. :..ut
for that we miiht hiave rc-uh-!d t. d oad st:.nd -.still lon.; :i.~o.
On this l-at t'91) I H/vlx. ;luo-iell and LitA.l in:.J 'a roni study
Of our min-'olinc. They 'd.-4de oth?4r ln, a140 ,c. t et r .e:- nde:t/the necesna-
ry ch-nes. JIo-' tlh'y havU iV I, iM- improvenmntland imibodied these in (rIw i-
ings and note's ,hclos-d, TIDe. aIVL mlokethe nece'^ ry chnes in tje frn4me
|of the mnichin36 11i 1t we w~Jit is tha tlwhs .. and sprock ,-t indio-ted in
y-1llow shee-ts enc/
No-, c 'C nt ply for th,.- at thi"I time, **'h- uiclhinie .1x lived
a ye r on th, An.'s c. pit-.,;,rther .h'-n it ~ owVn earning!;0. T'i-t'swhy I had
to a nd out my letter of t'o'.!.2ta,to minober I ~ao -illin: to 1' y for thaem
'00hen t ko machine h'vs enrn i] the money, A 200.-- job h.io been witini for
us a half-miln *vy for 6 mos.ov more. O-th-: good joo- 3-rn be h'ld. for the
asking, IF 'V, C q-)O TH'L. ,-'t Vwe -3n t iE tllrt yo. .9h-ll h llp us 90 TIL-3i.
Of cour05,I kno', you ifv"? .p at a lot of tim- and nui '-y on }i-is r.n-
chine alr ieady. :ut z.ur r 'put-'tionwyour: s : ell Y:).. riin.i,d..dplnd on otr .,iAIl-
IIIG GOOD. 're simply ]iT1'i' "O ? ''IL* Am: we canI't succeed r i tih x.ii mcnine
as it is.,
1'r ?.ollln ',I '-in't you to di-o 't your s hop puo.-'le -u buil- t ie
Sancifi ?d unidmT., n m! r-prock-tq ,(. ,T,,K. ni L., nci d eliv r tu''ri to us nt
t'i, e rll-osi. oo. ibl-' romnt. And .L v"nnt you to 'wnit for tJie pjy till .ne
r-.v-mp,-d ir- chin" h:,s e.arn d it. Won't you do it?
I :1: sur yo.i will. It took r-. a lona? tiTmn to think ouu-. ti1.'3 way
of gettinT- out of the 1hole th_- A-c1hin.- hsi put us into. It Time o mn after
a good night's le.!p nn til? saiple,_ ig]ht, .' i ,nsibol i3olution of tie prob&
lem. I h-v., told Russell indJLnwrenc.? that I know you w ant to help us ouL,
that you hlinu no disposition to lenvm un strnnd.?dthait,wIhen I st:'ted th e









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LONG BUILOINO. I1 9 E I r o r
KANSAS CITY, MO PH.LIP S DELANY. i
ENRY 0 AALST0N.

R fP PRICE





vINCORPoRATED)
WANDOLH 17H 3
A T1 *HIC 0tILDINw


WE, .WAT -N 0 cC C0-CL
GE9EK..L. A OURAY EBuL.DING
L-6to 809 O STREET, N W
Tet1o ONE MA N 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 acres of It.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in 'ashington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

I Among those who have actually seen the Everglades may be named
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Muniaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street. N. W., Washington, D. C..

Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment', as a
'. place for a home, from a climatic standpoint,'from an income pro-
@ioing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
Mnd we can refer you to numbers of others.

S My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government














8.'.B. (3)

one tp youI w'e snti'-fied you would. ;i."Yea*." T'hWt ijl h Aping to hold
thi-wig toge-thr at Okell'u.at, -for tJ ? p sent.
rThin Cow lineindioit"J in folder.i9 a sur? wifthAr. Avrvybady
r.acognisen t.'t. but the oow mwan myg. Get.your grssoei to growIng." Thlit
i- dead easy,if we can gt ou..- ni.da5 into 4hp).. And to "tn-at end,th'.4y raust
be plowed. 3i; Ben must i 1 p ui. Ats YOU ILL )1TP Us. nraM sure. Only
seo? th'Atth-time 're;quirAio SHORT. The waiting; i wi'ht is gillin~: our best
m a. Anij thie ne'-Kqs. pTl. nunt not get infected witl the dry rot.of dia-
co~~~~rnt. due to t ho ~. ,iferred whig)i u kea th1 )!rt giok, .
I arr our.? you wil] finJ the dir ?tionas and Jirrwingls 3o pl)1in
th'-. no furti,'r co.oespondcJnoa will b-requirnd b-for-:9 itanrtinicanv te work.
Please qthrt 1;, -t the *.ARy.LST POB I-L .Y.

Cordillly yours *fo:.
"hi r0IQ :;0S013 WHIl ci Iti ir' .T .Lip':;;,


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sr. 4.J.Cooncr.
Box 701 ?t.La.uderdle,lln.

WMy deianr r. Cooper:-

I wmt to arrange with yo- to
tik? your fri-.ndml-- Qolrah-toaiaeU vodl-uid .tc.-- up
34as oom ;i psiible.0and lose with thir--r if they are
cominran. ',li appli'm to you..a.so. I don't
vwAnt you to jzP left out. I hI;d hoped Sou might
hive mande your first piysa1t before thit. The tract
.ou 'vere fiuring on ivent for oanhg,aS did othErSe
:tilL,.thr:e leaomn hi-n>'? left, .' yn' J clon't wn it
too .0ong.

Last weei.1 took up to okeeliata kr. Priog
of V5 2les.1,.iUi 4 hortesel Jersey ooa .33 ohiokrnf,
anid ful" line of Iagrioultur"l impl nenta-- plowa,
hirrows,mo.,er, fe.d ~grind er,w gon, bug;y,o tc. His
Ofmily of ,3 5 hduiltt nren there too. They nre going
to be fnotor5! in mlckingl thfing s g, thi' re.

I'ri getting lots of ancourngenent on my
dairy nndc stock proposition. It's the englest
mnd eiqfesatnnd u:est p.'th to suaoeas. I b,?lieve
I can get all the oows we want on torns thItall
our peo-'l e oen neet. le IN I'veplenty of fe-d tiej'e
no.'.

Line up you:: crowd ,or let ma4help you do
so,as soon as pos:gible9and let's g(;t things shriped
up*

cordinily yours,


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GENERAL OFFICES: SOUTHERN OPBxIC 1:
LONG BUILDING 2a ', lb t su .
KANSAS CITY, MO. ML I,"


Euerglabr oant l (mpany

E. C. HOWE, WAHINGTON, ). C., HEADQUATRERRH
GRINERAL ACIENT FOR TIE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'* LAND OUIRAY BIILDING
PHONIC MAIN 4200
Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everglades is advancing by leaps and bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the v:ork with. extraordinary skill at id. vigor. Six s" jt dredges are
working night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared at one "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 E'e: 1-l._ lands.' To.. men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and str.ily 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 bc;iT-ht of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

E:,i'2l!a 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 p" r:L~e at .TO 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. Te are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds 5,::, day and night, to insT.-?ct it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thur-.day, 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 op-
portunity of a life-time; to those who have, we can outline one plan which
will simplify their task of py.;ing for their lands, and another, for obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,








FO REST LAKE

FOR CONGRESS
FOURTH DISTRICT

SANFORD, FLA., 4/7 1916.








TIT. T. E. "1il,

Okeelanta, Fla.


M!y Dear Sir:

I know you have seen the announcement in your local

paper of Honorable Forrest Lake of Sanford, candidate for Congress

in the Fourth District, and I know that you are interested in

securing the best man to represent your district in V.Uahington.

I am sending you under separate cover a marked co y of

Clay County Times. in which editorial reference is made to Mr. Lake.

.e will appreciate your reading this editorial over at

your leisure, that you may find out what is thought of hMr. LaTe,

by those who know him best.

Very truly your,


Mu -/-G-

















Jyt.udfrdal?.laf..Aprtl 7,1..-17.



lion. Carl Vreomsan,
16348 21st.St.e.3..,
alhi ngton, D. .

My dear UMr. Vroomon:--

The die iA onet. The Rubicon
Is crossed. No'" let's tAlk agriculture.

I not, your atqtement that t1],- Uauth must raise
rmor*, food or suf fer. Well.1t8's t niseB L.


How? Hoj' does Germany raia-. it? Cert'!inly
not by l-isaez ftiire leavibg farrater to do it all
and with rlte or'-notin!g to do with. Either Gov-
ernment raises It, or ik:oni. it' pQontoible for fu narr to
raise it.

How ta itwith tus? True,twe hvt'w the federal
Farm lo'-n Inw* But. lfor inst:'n ,.h:vve been trying
to many months to g-t thet benti' 4f it,ond Reek almost
as far from the goal au when I bagan.

Thi-it asy do in tizm of peace. In time of var, .
thlt. is exactly the wiy thnt le do to defeat.

GOv-irmuent OUGHT to ftrm. Of course,we do not
expect suoh a goverrnmeat as ours to do so sensible a
thing as that-- not wiless Gerriany forces h,?r .o do so.
The next best thing is to ih & th ir'crmer to f0-x a.

N I don't A' 9Gr.,10h? k ,nA oy sr
Ayi of.iihmt'ruy simplifying i.t di extniso. Mien Gov
erhment w :nta to kill 'men by wholemal, n he known how
to get rction.,..ithou' waiting through Aternity to get
started. Cnn't she do sometkAng on tot line?-- tho we do live In America--
to provide food for thl sofdT're *'nd t:n- citizens?
Here, on the Gl des, for examnplie,we Ihive experimented till we K010W
somA?important ffnbt3. But to'do the things th:'t nee @ to be done,we need
help. In wnrth.-t', what Gorovrnment' seema;f to exiatffor-- abroad. Is there
any wvy to get our Governmont to hlp rpini.? food?
Cordial'y yours,


I I
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KANSAS CITY, MO ILIP SODELANY,
HENRY RALSTON,


--~ ~ *.,~ WILLIS P. MUNOER


SLND SALES COMPANY
'^ J . .. (,INCORPORATED

i tRANDOLPH /773
NIAJESTTC B]ILDIN&
CHIGAG O
C. HOWE. WASHINGTON, D. C., OFFICE
GE AL ArGNT l ca l ME OURAY BUILDING
CO _AN s L.a.s 809 0 STREET, N. W.
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
-wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding It to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece' of literature similar to the'enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was L with what I saw, and with what people
-who are living upon this land ahd working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
irom the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Wishington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

Among those who have actually seen the Everglades may be named
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Mutncaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. 0., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
:-' place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
1duoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
..and we can refer you to numbers of others.

;'.," My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to'Fhave some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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7t.LovudIldn.e,.3.1n. Apr. 71917.





'r. Alvin R.'Aro:cell,
704 Rlanolph St.,N.W..
Vashin ton, D. C.

Vy dear mr. U roxell*-,

Ct. Chinn. Il.Priu'-,n friend of riine,
of '3t..r ince n,J-nl:sI.:. ,1s .,- rc(-ntly corn.' here with ;a car
lod o 'i.h.go.:d, itcck, etc. Hii.- oo3Itti norn o 40.00
rfor.? 14i0n, ar)'-fnr ntlyi, i L SLoulL JI.-v j e i? not
,ol Lo at id extortion. 'he q .i-atiofn l3.da nytlhing be
done?

:nalo;-3cd uo in d ic1l ?,1pero. i hlirv-'paged tihm. Bol-*
lowitn- are 'oQnit3:--
P._ a. ftat ,. 62.6 / ),pr 10. Ib.11
., 'hi3 (a l 31''I :7 U.
'.8 a. No. ZiL?, correct rat iiu not ,170.00
b-Lt $1063.7. r):e'enul2..2.00
P.1 b. Oni min to b,' passed free.
T. Phi uoni rn.i" cainz' d :28.12 fo-- ticket
L.IC. 8 Chirc- of' J.t.12 mu6t stand. 6" Quo-
t-tion W'.I in error."
Tot-l excess: 1) YFrt.,h(it.412,00
2) Ticket, 28.12
'To al, ;wf
Oth ?: diorsplnoceas:--
j) .5 t. V;lu? of enoli horse.100.00
.n a. 150.00
) 73'l. cow* 5U.00
S 30.00
Ownr1r NJH not Conullt%.d on any of these vnlueu.
In additionB.h- v-fe -.ant forr out of ii i wiy,put to serious
del-v andinoonveni.-noe,*nd u o;lled upon for itill other
paym ,ntii v11ii 1h hi., ouuld not aaet, nid from -.-hicli }he wao
excused.
Thi s $40.12 i: a o 1nalL mnitter fo- a rUil wny com-
pnny. But fo:" E.1r. PriceIt re'pres.nt pr..ctically vrythin n in rnoney tht
s; nd.- between him,in a new countrj,rwitJ a 'inmily of 3 beside hlmselfand
,;n empty pockat,s-iid to be theM e worst of o'iluea,s." nn youi do anytlhin for
him? Here,h- As ttld by R.R. p0opl- hlie should have ticket stub. )his was
t-ken up by wonduotor. He has racAipt.'hliicih ulhouiid suffice.


Cordinlly your ,






1, 1*1%I1 OFFICES: SOUTHERN OFFICER:
I (1 GI BUILDING 227, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO0. MIAMI, FLA.


Euerglar lnub #alr fanompang

E. C. HOWE, WAsHINGTON, D. C., IREADQUATRERa:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OUIIAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 42600

Dear Sir:-

You will be inte'restai to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Everg 'ade'. is advancing by leap3 and bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Cc. -t.-.ny, 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 A s' from the 'Gl'-ics,' are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor1ani homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared at one of ,cur eritinc that the buyer is
"sure to win," and that "the only question is as to how much he will make."
The Preside-:.t of tUe State. University of Florida visited us recently, and
testified to his.faith in Everglade lands. ,.Tw men who have actually
crossed the 'Gl -de..-- one, over t,nty y'-ar:s ago., and the other, later -
have revmnt.ly called, and i-co i'ly confirmed our statements regarding the
character 'of the lands and climate. Sill 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. "

E:arglade "iar.ls are :irg fA.t. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of'180,000 acres were soldd" another of 46,000
acres is now" almost gone, and thousands of acies from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from "24 and -30'to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar 1'and is now almost. gone, and buecLs can afford to waste no
time unless v.illing'.to pL-cI:2.:i at $60 '..nd $80 per acre, at which figures,
also,'we have lands to sell. .

..ur, 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 southetgi/exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds scip, day'and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectirwes, reinforced by new slides, areegyiven Tueoday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends,, old and new, to our
new hIeadqt:rt;rs,. To those who have not yet; bought we can present THE op-
portunity of a.life-time; to those who have, we can outline one-plan which
will simplify their task of c.--ying for their lands, and another, for obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


'Very truly yours,






RP DDISON PRESIDENT T. J. CAMPBELL VICE PRESIDENT W. H. DACAMARA TRESRER C H ELLIS. SECRET
TH E G UL F STREAM C IT Y ON TH E D IXI E HI
ORGANIZATION-T J. CAMPaiLL CIVIC AFFAIRS-R J KiSHlPAUIH TRAFFIC-H. G GEER PRODUCTS-J M. BURGUIERES ELLIS
ENTERTAINMENT-S. C WARRICK LEGISLATIVE-G G CURRIE MERCANTILE-A. E SMIIH REAL ESTATE-E. MOSES


Wet ljialm irar4 onarb of 1rair oe
L. G. BIGGER. MANAGING SECRETARY -
NO 4 ARCADE BUILDING /
WEST PALM BEACH. FLORIDA A-pi'il 7, 19!7.


Pt. iua er. -, 1 .

I'- dear Dr. '.'ill:-

Your unique an,. ver:- interest in. letter tLe let
reche r.e y-strr1.ay. I do not understand wh; there should have
been several day delay. 1Ievertheless, I have your letter
a-.d a' g1sad -..c t..t t... .re s1ea,. to b1:e no let LI) it- your
work in behalf ofi the uccer Everglades. I hope tLat the
family who h:. just -ne into that seeticn will find al thing.-
ri_ht. I bel-li.ve_ that yt 7 .i. e. si3Jere ,and look- upon you. as
on 'f tohe f:vw e. ri, who are wi ::in 1 on the r i'- lines for the ,
Sdevelofmnt of the Everp-la.es.

1f.-'errin. to .:r. Conrers and his: recent trir into
+le lades, 6n the morning auc. i-ted t: ta.::, the trip we found
that ore than half of his ,arty had "crawfished" air- that E:r.
Conners and his imicaediate wfhiily were ready to go and he wanted
to spend only one day in the glades. That made it necessary to
get a speed boat, which we did through the courtesy of G. 1'.
Bensel,sales a='ent of the Southern States Land & Timber Co.
Te left Bunker's landing at Lake Claike at 9:30 A. M.,and at
1:00 o'clock we were within two miles of the lake v.'henj our feed
pipe broke and two hours -.ere required to fix it. Thus, we had
only a very short time to remain at Lake Okeechobee and found it /"
impracticable to go down to Okeelanta. We went into the lake
and landed about two miles south of .-est Palm Beach Canal entrance,
looked over some? truck farming, saw some fine crops of potatoes,
returned to our boat and re-entered the canal at about 5:30 o'clock.
At 7:30 o'clock we reached the dredge at-the bend of the cenal,
when, on account. of the leak in the gasoline pipe, outr ..-.oline
gave out and it became necessary to co.rnmandeer another boat, which
we did and c--ime home, reaching here at about 11:00 P. M.

I did not think I.Tr. Conners wcs very much interested,
but found him next day in Geo. W. Jonasja.office beratin:- the V/
bunch there because they knew so little about the vh-erglades.
The result of the trip was that he bought o.atr. i t for cash
; -00 a. res and Uhr. Jonas and his brother-in-law, IJr. Kbin, /
01 Chicago bought the izioiz24 Q-axezs. They propose
tQ develop this land along practical lines, putting in docks
and warehouses on the canal banks, building roads and cutting
drainage ditches through the land.


The total farm and fruit products of Palm Beach County for the year ending July 1, 1914, are valued at $3,988,271, which was $319,444 more than
any other county in Florida, and less than 10,000 acres were undei cultivation.-See 13th Biennial Report Dept. Agriculture, State of Florida











Dr. T. E. W!ill.


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I consider this purchase of Mr. Conners' one of
the most important events that has happened yet in the Everglades,
and a new center of developmentato arise.

We appreciate your work, Doctor, and are doing every-
thing ia our power to assist you. Sentiment is strong here for
Diverting the Palm Beach-Okeechobee highway from the original .. .
line and striking for Okeelanta or the Bolles Canal after Glada-- .
crest is passed. In this way it seems that we can work together
I am very intensely interested in the settlement and development "-
of the Everglades; and if I thought that I could accomplish any-
thing by doing so I would move_ on to some of the land myself and
begin work. But I feel that money as well as men is needed and
that it is better for the 'glades that I continue my activities
in securing the interest of men with money. The Cornnersdeal 4
was just the begin ning. I expect to use it as a stepping stone .."
to others of equaT ane even greater size. IMr. Connere seems to '
have considerable confidence in my ability and knowledge of the
situation, and I believe that he will be able to put me next to
a number of recall_ big men. These men will properly"evelop
and make the Everglades livable before they bring people in
to cultivate the lands.

A: 'ter Ma- 20th I shall be in a position to give my
time exclusively toT7s kind of work, as I expect to ask my
Board of Directors to put someone else in my place as secretary
of this organization. I will be glad to keep you informed as
to the progress of events, and will thank you to do the same
with me.


Cordially yours,


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My dear Mrsn. iallminger;--


Your'- .of tihet 31at.at hl-and.
aVe been to Okeelnntn tiain.

AS to t nt-- You 'ould flnl uwe for bne a
11rge p-rt of tiheye-r. Fpr a good tentthe price you
namp meezas very reisone-ible. There anr these points
to be taken into ac ount:--

1) V1 hove a fe'w days nndjniijit in the
wintitr that hre very cold. On ausi oo.;jsaionu),the
tent might be too cold for you. However,Mr. Jones,
c-,rpent.,,livd nil 1. t winter ini a tnt,well put
togi.thrfMd FIeemefd to 1ivI( it .w7faZO and cozafobt--ble
dlurini: the cold an5np.

1) hi insects, 's 7 %t 'Lv,? tiL'?im in son-
son. They should be canrefully screened uut. h'J.ther
.thi3 tent would d sumi of nuch sore 'ninmyouj roul- do
well to asce9-t--Ain.

'Vill yo- bI- rblF, to raske your pa-y m nt of $25.00
due 1'nit 3S-turdc ay in aeroh?



Sinourely, Your .,


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GENERALL OFFICES: SOUTHERN OFFICE :
LONG BUILDING 227, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FL...


vergla T e anob fars mpany

E. C. HOWEV, WAAHINGTON, D. C., HIIADQUATREgH: :
GCINERAL AGENT FOR THlE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY JIUI.LDING
PHONE MAIN 4200

Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Evergli1ide.A 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 crimi--; to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the r.rcrk and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial b'usiTess man declared at one of our meetings that the buyer is
"sure to win," and that "th'e 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, r.; .-i twenty years ago, and the other, later
have recently called, and tr-::,ly 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 anotherten, and. started for Miami. After seeirig the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are .-ir.n: 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 2. ,and $30 to .1-0 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 ix:o ure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Ci-owds stop, diy and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

7]e 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 op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.

Very truly yours,


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DairiymarBB 3up')ly Co..


G en t I m en; :-

Yll you hin.ly send mfg your cat'glog.

X am inreste'd iAn str'rtin; a ud;iry in 4 coanAry

possessing great pop.iibilities. ( Bee *noaoAroular.)

Weaid you be inter.emated in furnishina m milking

and creainry outfit on ternas,uith monthly or semi@

nanuoal plymnntt


Very truly yours,






GENERAL OFFICS:OUTHEN OFFICE
LONG IUII.DING
KANSAS CITY, MO. A27, 12Ti TIAET
MNIIAMI, FLA.


Eergla4b TIaub #al (Iompany

E. C. HOWE, VARRINTON. D. C., IIEADQUATRERR:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE. 'TREET, N. W.
COMPANY ANOURAY BUILDING
PHONI MfIAIN 4200
Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Evsrglade- is advancing by leaps and bounds.

The Furst-Clark Construction Comrpiy, 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 Fnthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared att 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 EI:,' 'de lands. Tvo 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 .-e.-n the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

E'.'e!:':aae 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 pn'., 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 .o0 and .:&0 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 biildin-s 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 sto?, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given T.iEzijy, Thtrs.?ay, 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 op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,












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tviit indu-t- y. inclos(i fii ipci*'l p-&ppO-ition

!.d1l.li *ter tur e'.

ry "t trt"ntioa h;iu been clL''d to your com-

0-, iy vith th- t:',twent that you mriy be ilnter-*nted

to finin-e .i crea meryailking outfit, etc.,fo:*,B'.y,

40*0.; 50 co--? 33 a twinini. If nobI T1l b? and

to learn of You.r poo:Tition. The cora ar. availsibUe.

So is- th feed. illk and butter prices vre i'iry

attr:ctivT. I expect to find a killed -nd proc-

tic l diiry mn. ;iiouli he not 1Tive thi Capit'4l

to do the r at, th qu'e!tlOn iis -.,h!ether tre outfit

my be obt: in;d from your conoeaun on ',rsonable tema u

V,-.!.y truly yours,






GENERAL L OFFICES: SOUTHERN OFFICE I
LONG IIUILDING SOUTH(R OFFIC ET
KANSAS CITY, MO. eal, A1TH STREET
MIAMI, FLA.


Eurglabr S1aub Oats Iompany

E. C. HOWLF, VWAHINGTON, D. C., HIEADQUATRERS :
GENERAL. AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'R IAND" OURAY BUILI)ING
Dear r:- 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 wdrk 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 'Gla"des, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and homeseeker. One sub-
stantial business man declared at one of our meetings that the buyer is
"sure to win," and that "the onl '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 Ev~'."rfl.de 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 so:iig the lands, he wrote
us for tcen.ty acres more.

E',er.Lad.3 lads 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 willi~i to'.,rch;e at -E3 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 st.i:, day and nipht, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

W!e 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 op-
portunity 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 obtain-
ing revenue therefrom.


Very truly yours,

























Iy der M C fampbell--

Mlr. .Jeaninga Bryan oaks me to
look aft r hii taxes 6n tr et 64,9( 1s3t half),S.35,
T.44 S.,R. U-3 .

Of Course,1 thrLi:3 L is after AprilJ lst.ebut hio let.

te: MR an dat4d Apr. d. 2d I d away
.I -m-y have paid thse txe lon ;ith my olin.

Kindly see. If I did notIand it iti not too lfte, and you
will FtO te the 0a O t2 oan tii 1 tr(t,, l will r -,it.


Your very t ruly,






L-ONG BUILOIri, ft 1 0
-- ,K A AS CITY,MO. PILI S.ELANY,
I % 41 Ai^^ HENRY G. RALS'
..' V W. HELM,
R. M. PRI
WILLIS P. MUNOER.


(coEoR o o
TLPHINCORPORATED)ONE
RANDOLPH 1773


CHICAGO
E E' C HOWE. WASHINGTON, D. C.. OrFPCl
Ger.ERAL AGErT THE OURAY BUILDING
t Couai~ .S Ln.,ae 809 GB STREET, N. W.
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
SCommerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
oient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the. Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and .inspected-the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
e who. are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
ip' Tcomes from it, that I straightway bought 100 acres of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
atate Commerce COmmission had .such.oonfidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
From the I. C. G. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
1'" buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfieted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

Among those who have actually seen the Everglades may be named
the following:

Dr. 0. M. Muncaster, The Rochambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
place for a home,; from a climatic standpoint, from an Income pro-
G --,' during point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
and we can refer you to numbers of others.

My purpose in bringing this subject to your attention is the
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU also want to have some
prospects of getting away from the deadly monotony of government


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co m us omen Rpril 9, 1917.



.:r. Thomas E. ..ill,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dear Sir:-
e are in receipt of ,c'ur letter on board -our boat
at Fort Lauderdale, of April 4th, which must have been delayed in
transit. 1e have read what you have to say in your letter and pub-
lications with a great deal of interest.

'/,e note what you have to say concerning the .'vcr-l!ades
lands and their adaptability to dairy f z.ning and live stock
rai.inig. e cer'ree with you that there could hardly be a better
.-,roiosition in either one of those industries th.i can be estab-
lished in the Everyl-.des. e do not believe that there is a section
of cogVntry in the United States that will surpass a greater part
of the VThuorl-ides tou-itry as a stock raising section and, as a
matter of coursep.-here stock growing is successful, the dairy
industry ~iu-,uld also be and geor--.lly is. We believe there is a
great future for these industries in your section and' e believe
also that you are located in one of the best sections of the
Evergl. Aes. The best way, we believe, to doall this ho::ever, is
for you to o-.:: 'iie a cci'a:y for the establishment of both inidus-
tries. There is onelre-.dy in your section that we know. of that
is attracting a great deal of attention and we see no reason why
others should not do the same.

The State Govericoent through this Department and the
Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Funrd, is doing all
that it can to bring..success in the Everglades to every man that
goes into them. The greatest draw-back, however, in all of these
possibilities, is the continued useless laa:.';its ad other obsta-
cles placed in the ,-:a:,- of handling these mattersjby a few designing
persons about Fort Lauderdale and [lic.mi. If you can put a stop
to the contrived abuse of the State Government and the schemes for
depriving. the -ople of the Everglades lands you will see a revolu-
tion in affairs in that country in a short time. "'.,o consider that the
interference of the persons referred to is the greatQten emy aind
draw back that the EvergladM have. As above stated, the State in
its several capacities is doing all it can for the development
of the Everglades and, of course that means asAistaince to you.

With best wishes for your success and with kind re'-.rds,
Y am,
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THOMAS E. WILL. PRESIDENT AND MANAGER

O4+eeIm-ArNTA. FLORIDA


4/10/17.


The Fruitcrest Plan
OF
Settlement and
Development

LAND OWNERSHIP: The indi-
.Jua. l .in. h., farnt tri and
building lt. The c.nmrri unit cn'-
the fiurty acre Central Si.iu.re
GROUPED AND ORGANIZED.
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tuciattun.
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT:
They %co,-.-, a C[,iR.L MA'acc
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PIONEERING: This Managemert
nrc'. f'r the 1c1., 1,,'', nit r ;ts in
:luJ.ine the Pi,,r.i:r iNc, the mniin
hber. mtani.hile, en, .:, 'ng "all the
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COMMON CAPITAL: To makel
thi [.is sille. the Minagemrent n s
pr. .lded wth a Ca :U, M :,': C.iPii ..
derived. at frir from the liu,er-'
,.aInentll "nd, later, itromr c.-llecii
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LAND AT COST. That rii'ire
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l-uyerT a, e l'urni,l-ed thiir LAND AT
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a-:re or r'*,.-re
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others r-)y fur .ni; uz:ivc. b..t-ht
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EQUILIBRIUM. Iudijiduil .,f.
fair. are tl. be hb ndlItC bla the in.Ji-
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comm inrit This :ir riard. Ir.
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public utilii.:- ,n.:lu.JiL arer,,
liwhl. lra-r,;pirinh,:,,-i. uIrtA -.rI II: M .I i.- i,
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Dear 1awrence,

Mighty sorry to lose R.,evern iu-' a times
Must do our bsat in circumstances.

Two plansb;--L-) have the price women, or one of
them,do ou" rnuuse-&e gping,giwin g you some tirpe.
Might also look after our chickens, Then you run trac-
tor. 2) 4ave Little run tr,'ctor, provided
we might make practical arranreement vith him. Onn't
well pm'y wages. Might do t'Lis:--Do custom work.
Pay expenses out of proceeds. Then divide net between
Little qnd ourselves on some fair basis. These
2 plans are all I have been able to think out. Look s
es tho we might m'ke one of them work.

Enc. find my story forthis week's papers. nave
juat had a talk '-ith Kyle about it. He thinks the
idea ismighty good. Hose we can put i-t into effect'
If so,it ought to bring a lot of farmin, business in-
to our section thi-s spring gnd 9u' rnr. Among other
things,it ought to make plenty of custom work for trac-
tor right where we should wqnt to do the work,

Hvs still' more encouragement on dpiry cow prop.
Bo-rdinfl not so encouraging. W.:nt, it at ?1.00 per r.:eek.
Freight andfence -'ould cut profits low. May get
it on better basis yet,


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Mr. Hoyard wantn lot by store,Uor
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ply proceeds to store bill as fnr as


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FRUITCREST FACILITIES
AS TO
1. TRANSPORTATION I'1. 1. and 121 Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissimmee Waterway: connecting, by rail, with (21 Sanford-to-Jacksonville Boalline. (3) Florida
East Coast Ry. Extension. to F E.. C. Main Line. (4) St Lucle Canal (proposed.) (t) Jupiter-to-Okeechobee Highway. (6) Weat Palm Peach Canal. (7) Palm
Beach- Okeelania-Ft. Myers Highway I begun. 'I 7a) Township Line Canal borderine Okeelanta Addition. (8) Hillsboro Canal. (9) Miami Canal.
('10) Caloosahatchee River. connecting with the 111) Atlantic Coast Line Ry. to Jacksonville. (12) North New River Canal, connecting with the (13) Florida East Coast
Ry. and the 014) 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. (181 Atlantic. Okeechobee and Gulf Ry
II. COMM'INIC.4TION: (12 and 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale, Okeelanta. Rita and Ft. Myers.


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OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY.


April 10, 1917.



Dr. Thomas E. Will,

Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dear Dr. Will:

Your letter of April 7th has just come to hand, and

in the absence of the Assistant Secretary I desire to acknow-

ledge its receipt. Mr. Vrooman is not expected to return to

.as'-ui'ton until about the 18th of this m,-nth, but immediately

upon his return to the city I shall take pleasure in calling it

to his attention.

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A A. HENRY EMERITUS AGRICULTURE
5 M BABCOCK EMERITUS AGR CHEM
A S. ALEXANDER STALLION ENROLLMENT
L J COLE EPERIMENTAL BREEDING
E H FARRINGTON DAIRY PiUSBANDRY
F B HADLEY VETERINARY SCIENCE
J 0 HALPIN POULTRY HUSBANDRf
E. B HART. AGR CHEMISTRY
E G HASTINGS. AGR BACTERIOLOGY
K. L. HATCH. AGR EDUCATION
C. S. HEAN. AGR. LIBRARY


THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
IMA DISON

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND
AGRICULTURAL. EXPERIMENT STATION

H L RUSSELL D H OTIS.
DEAN AND DIRECTOR ASST DEAN
F B MORRISON. K L HATCH.
ASST DIR EXPT STA ASUT DIR AGR EXTEN.


A. V.. HOPRINS AGR JOUP EDITOR
G C HUMPHREY. ANIMAL HUSBANDo"
L R JONES. PL.NT PATHOLOGY
A L M4ARLATT. HOME ECONOMIC
J C MOORE HORTICULTURE
R A MOORE AGRONOMY
A L. STONE. SEED CONTROL
W. H. STROWD FEED AND FERT CONTROL
H C TAYLOR. AGR ECONOMICS
F M WHITE AGR ENGINEERING
A R WHITSON SOILS
H F NILSON. ECONOMIC ElITCMOi.CGGV


April 11, 1917.


Mr. Thos. E. Will,


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


Dear friend:


Your favor of April 4 to hand. I have looked over


your circular with much interest, and I assure you we will


be glad to call the attention of any of our young men who


may be interested in a proposition such as you mention.


Just now, however, the demand for men is tremendous, and


with the war situation as it is, there seems to be no


immediate prospect that there will be men available very


soon. However, we will do anything we can to refer men


who care to take up the work, to you. We know of no one


at this writing, but will keep your letter on file, and


gladly and promptly refer to you anyone who may show an


interest.


I have learned from various sources that you are doing


some splendid work in Florida. I wish you unbounded success


in it.


Kindly remember me to Mrs. Will.

Yours truly,




Assistant Dean.


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dMr. Gte. Glatheo,o
T .lla iua8ee ,71':a.

My denr Celsnel:J-

Snoloased find proof of my ninen"
story. ? I i 1 ? tan s ,Libl thnn th1. Ms. I gar yuu. -

X a:ls. enclose copy of letter I ar ending
lie'wi Ui to our P.B. Oo.reprerent;ativ ?,Dr.liood. The
Sist prt' 'ill int rst you. I ram exp cting to ad-
ldresa the Bonrid of T-'ade hers on thi matterr to -
night,wi Ui others, -ind an writing tle ".Pilrn Bermho
Board of Trade to get bumy,urgiing 3tate? Aid to furm-
Ing, and g eating th eir eapittlilto and Inbor'rs busy
to. f-?arming thelimselves th*i spring.

If yo 3 lwve not finished yet Tith tha iovero-
nor, .ti will give you aI text. The atrAt0 ought to
h.1ln us in tli f3rnaini,.speaimlly no" tint war is un 4
>-j hnit~:rli iLi U;g'."te'I by the Jtation:il Lioverrinment
'ii' vary leas;-. ah, 3t'te aon do "in ray case is to
let me give zn.y whole time to pushing produation,rind
not put iae under thi necaes-i.ty of giving zy vhp.le timai
insteiad,tG selling ltandnnd thu turning: thi? proceeds '
cv-er to the State. 'hIe paon-y, should 'com., ou4r w
no" in 1ir Ti%'T ,itstrid s goitu: to& than-.

I certainly hope you ay asoonre on both thr'axta
points we di uavened.

'ith best wishes, I ImI .

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61-67 WEST KINZIE STREET. C A, A. EABLE ADDRESS
PHONE CENTRAL.8800. "CREAMERY" CHICAGO.


April 12, 1917


Fruitcrest (Florida) Assn.,
Ft.Lauderdale, Fla.
Attention: Thos. E. Till
Gentlemen:--

Replying to your letter of the 7th, we are sorry to tell

you that it would not be possible for us to make any kind of an arrange-

ment for financing the establishment of a creamery in your territory.

.e will, however, be very glad to lend every possible assistance to

you in getting the project under way. V.e are mailing to you today,

copy of our Nos. 733 and 758 catalogs showing our line of creamery

apparatus and supplies. If you will please give us a list of the

articles in which you are particularly interested, we will quote you

our very best figures upon your requirements. "e feel sure that the

dairy business can be developed in your section if the right parties

are behind the movement and the proper efforts extended.

We certainly wish you success in the venture.

Yours very truly,

THE CE<.hiiEE PACKAGE :-.IFG. COMPANY.

By
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THOMAS E. WILL, PRESIDENT AND MANAGER

OtE-L.:-AT-IA, FLORIDA


The Fruitcrest Plan
OF
Settlement and
Development

LAND OWNERSHIP: The indi-
vidual owns his farm tract and
building lot. The community owns
the forty-acre Central Square.
GROUPED AND ORGANIZED:
Buyers are not scattered, but
GROUPED, and organized into an As-
sociation.
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT:
They choose a CENTRAL MANAGE-
MENT, whom they may also remove.
PIONEERING: This Management
cares for the Common Interests, in-
cluding the PIONEERING; the mem-
bers, meanwhile, enjoying "all the
comforts of home."
COMMON CAPITAL: To make
this possible, the Management is
provided with a COMMON CAPITAL
derived, at first, from the buyers'
payments, and, later, from collective
activities and rentals.
LAND AT COST: That raising
this fund may not burden them, the
buyers are furnished their LAND AT
COST; viz., at $20.00oo per Acre, while
neighboring lands sell at $65.00 per
acre or more.
MUCH FOR LITTLE: The buyers'
total average outlay for Land, Fund
and an Unrivalled Plan INSURING
SuccEss thus falls far below what
others pay for land alone, bought
on a plan INVITING FAILURE.
EQUILIBRIUM: Individual af-
fairs are to be handled by the indi-
vidual; common affairs by the
community. This safeguards INDI-
VIDUAL 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 EvitsR-
GLADES, and become a MODEL for
the settlement and development of
new countries elsewhere.


MUTUALISM
VERSUS
COMMERCIALISM


yt. ~auderdale, Fl-4., Apr. 1241917.


Mr. J. ,Gibson,
c/0 81ayd en-FPokes Co.,
Bryson City, N.C,

My dear Sir:--

Mr. J.A.Earl asks me to send you liter-
ature re Fruitorest. I am doing so herewith.

We have here a most extraordinary proposi-
tion. Thelatest good word is that the Cross-State
road ,from Palm Beach to Ft.Myers,will cone right
where we -want it,and receive an additionof $80,000 to
the capital required to build it. That means it will
be rushed,and land values will jump.

The demand for food voiced by the Government
also means a demand for land. We have the land-- one
of the richest spots on earth. We have learned how to
handle it. Cultivatbrs should reap rich rewards soon,
One told me to-day he had sold $1,400 worth off 2
acres in recent months. He is near our section*

Our proposition is remarkable. It isfor BUYTERS
Most land offers are for sellers. We sell land at ei
cost. Our section is surrounded -by lad that was bought
at 4`2.0 0 per acre and sold at $65.00 Ours is bought
at $20.00 and sold at $20.00

7e have a business-lot section the receipts
from which are to go entirely to the community. This
should mean,in time,a town without taxes. would that
interest you?

For txe dairy business,we hav e a world-beater
of an opportunity. ( See Cow folder,enc.)


Mr. Gibson,let me hear from you.
it soon,however,for out of 100 tracts,we have but 10 unsold.


Better make


Very truly yours,


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FRUITCREST FACILITIES
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L. TRANSPORTATION: (1, 1. and 12) Lauderdale-Okeechobee-Kissipnmee Waterway; connecting,. by'rail, with (2) Sunford-to-Jacksontrille Boatline. (3) Florida
East Coast Ry. Extension, to F. E. C. Main Line. (4) St. Lucie Canal proposedd.) (5) Jupiter-to-Okeechobee Highway. (6) West Palm Peach Canal. (7) Palm
Beach-Okeelanta-Ft. Myers Highway (begun.) (7a) Township Line Canal bordering Okeelanta Addition. (8) Hillsboro 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
II. COMMUNICATION: (12 and 10) U. S. Mails by boat connecting Ft. Lauderdale, Okeelanta. Rita and Ft. Myers.