Business Correspondence. May 1, 1917- May 30, 1917

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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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I%.taudvrdnle*.an. Mny 1,1917.

Dear Nore,

Reod.your etlr I JonnathIn. Qon grntullation l luast b? alhort,
for trein will la3ve soon.

Seed 'otatoos foa! one acro r G..enMounlt4injrq-- will oaSt you
$49.80 If you wnnttahem, ire and I will I iaethe ml orderaedto be hare in 5
daye. We will see *ast th}ny get nlrnte.d-- on your landlx' thier. la enough
unplinted. Utharwise.on saoin- of my land.

Am sending Mw sweet pot-ato-a3 to plnnt*w Porto lioo y -a$s. e nough
to plant an ore of these will cost bO centsa. So3a dAffsfrenoe. 'iXl get
yo. in on this if yo' er ay so. Avaost -ny good food ought to sell and bring
money tll .year.
1 a nt up nrvy beania to plfnlt. Undser;tanid Giehle. pll'nted eoae
of them for yea. Think of sending u-: na lot. norma If thery ;,ill do twell"
and no uua seanotu know why they Shouldt not-- I, -ta :I' could alzoBt live' on them
and the iim. .'i11l h:ive. or e planted fo-i y;ou i.t you a y io. should not be
eapeneive.
':ih;tYver GR.eth' sE-y'!,he will do. H ie WPrfc'tl.. good-- an all
roundfine fellow. If you rre not an oAur lt4o:;ayou wil 1 'luaky to keep
him terre. ',ill try to find soon 'hl4tJlr he woull cre to.3 :;t' y t'0o ye are._
Am hopinrn, thoyoJ vAll be hare? before :'!t'ih t ---e "
Th- road Sa SWUIE However, tl- aldrtrt-ou~L !- ivebeen working so
h'rd for has been laes :urYe. i htVe been oampaininl~ fo. it recently C.,nn,
and believe no, I i;.v.i t aboraut cinched. It wi.1 be worth n; vst nlicl to
Us. -1 lot in tin? P.iln l3abedi Pao:st about it, Ijostly my atuff,p rtl$ un-0
signed. Ti;ey ir? having an ref renda. dn on it now,
Ru a-lsl hid to 1'vew u-3 Vlete :2ath.Too mucih war in Iursop,.dr'iining
the workers out of danndli-- i hi h? hit-. an awrenoe 1:ill ih'v,'?-o run ite r cnhine

As ev-t yours8


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C.ENBRAL o)FPlrC'E SOB RN I)FPPICEM"
LONG IlIIMLDING *-"7. 1-2T TR-
KANSAS CITY, MO. IIA *1.


Eerglabe 3anb aleals (Iompany

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, D C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4260


Dear Sir:-

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

The Fur&t-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its lin-, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great dradJgs 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. 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 ..us. .or. twvent.y acres more....

E'erglade 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 frond other tracts have also
been sold. '

The prices have rigen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is rnwc almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and' $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from thf 'GQad's. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern le-tur-s, 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,












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fo Q alriC11.ult'r.l ,'I .ednes: 2 i2 pr -.=e,1 me v.0 -ply,
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sh.fot;Lo, ol-li :';, 1B.'n.? A ou:' lo l u ti I. r y ru J.'harto
s".at;lon ,'obCi:ly dr;.c q noru it il3y thin oth.'U L l' r ttiony .
in.ott-nosty of ity, otn p.'-l'Its ay, thits ; is ea-
3entincewly ;u tlr *ckrimi- ..'p rcdv8b r-ut. iont .'w .-lu-..* u of cn-
nred good tor o f C;zr'' to 1 'ri,-n th~tLritatwii3 ;Avrnrm.tt
]he'?. reciently r~eqlui;i'jti T.Onj U;?; 0 o t-1hiai ro' d),
wi h:.11t ',x ci.it to h Ii.'* her ,.

Th; :nt land, of tl-i;?3 c:u.-it,' -hi e aYailble, in
Sp"t,for 1,-tur 1 ., *ri..in ., :I 11w, ootp'rr blx-' -ith tiho
hicri Ch dry :Y'-/",1r:l-.dea 1.ind's. As yuuu-?p'ir,?ui:ite, r -.'1'cl',lly
1o0 g,; vr e ,Ioto, o ;i.. ~. y I'o i, and o' i .r a:It ck feed :,th,',io
.do 1.q irvl o-1- ~i pot n It'i *n ] L'.=inter-''o 1 b t-",oen
A. "-- Tily y 'rd .

lap pi,-nce -',cquixed in tile Okfl'-:nt dli'-trict-- ny
o:rn, cov ,rin.. t"o ye 'T:r'l' t-t of amy soll,]t,ht. uoldiest inh.,bit nt",.; nril thel ex-
periencers of our n 'i,:gl}our.y-prov.,ibetond ruestiounthle wonderful pounibil-
ities of tl: t r.-vion fo, rainin, :iucoh crbap. At Irst,,we hliv, leInrn.-d,sub-
strnti,,lly,i1i t -to r -ise and ,h]o- to ruisa it. 'Ho17 t (l : ri: i-.il: her.', : nd
t)e Utll two Action hi', oorm'". In tie oiL'coustyino-.s,no-, on:,.l should aOl'des
people do th -ir utraost,bu t l2:bor an(d capital fror., tji e co;,it .llIou d be


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rNRENRAL OFFICLfl 'IllrHRN If)fC tE T
LOIN n 'ILDNC I*L.27 n s T%1r
KANSAS CITY, o10. 1IAMil. FI A.


Eurglabr Imanb Bals G(nmpany

E. C'. HOW'E, WASHIGaTON. D.C.. IIEgADQL'&HTRR I
GrNERAL AC.ENT FOe rleK .. ( iSTREET.N. ".
COMNP.NVe L.AND OUR."Y BUILDING
P PHONE MAINA .1U50

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 Ccnstruction Company, ,a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraorainary skill adri vigor. Six great dredges are
working night and dey, 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 quevsticon is as to how much he will make."
*The President of th- State University of Florida visited us recently, and '
testified to his faith in Everglade lands. T/wo men who have actually
cr.. ~ed the 'Glades -- &ne, over twenty years ago, and the other, later --
have rece:rtly called, and strorn.ly c-nfirmed 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. ; '. *"* '*, .: ,:..,

B Everglade handss are going fasts Wltnin a year, one tract o-faC : ,
64,000 acres, and anot cer of .180,000 a.,res were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and.thcuaands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold. .

The prices have risen frcm $24 and $30 to $40 anad 50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
ime unless willing to:. pFrcha-e at, S60 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
produ;.ts from the 'Glades. Crowds stou, 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 thope 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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W.A.M.(2)


enlisted to help tham.

As indicat-d in my Dairy Cow" story,( enclosed),our most certain
success lies in dairying stokcl and poultry- r-isingand producing the
necessary feeds. These very lines,the St.Louis Conference specifies us
ds~lding emphasis. My conferences with stiok men of ielns show that help/o
can be had from them. With d-iry products now at prices almost prohib-
itive,should not this work be ptihed?

Glades fanning may be mn-de to help in averting the Lntion'al Cri-
sis. It will do more. It will prove theland to be good,encourage the
army of Glades buyers,heartGsick from hope deferred.prove the wisdom of
you- Bo'rd in dr-ining theme lndo,j-Jstify th:rir course in selling them,
andmakethe Inndq,and drninage- bonds,mor? valuable and seleable.

But Glndes demonstrntions,it should be notedhnve, heretofore, chiefly
been mdenot on the'new,asw-grn~ 3 l'nds,tut on theJ old l:indd of the
Lake shore and isl.nds.Beo~use these l-nds were proved good,it has been
inferred that the saw1-gr:ss l~ id were good nlso. Later critics have fieroi-
ly assailed thie inferenae;and,whil conoedin tihe fertility of Lake and
isl-nd lnndT,31.ve denounced the saw-gr:',ss land as worthless.On thi- ground,
the good f-ithnot only of la.nd comp;nies,but,,aynfrntl:, of the I.I.Bo:'rd
itself,h"s been impugned for selling such l~nds.

,That saw-grses lnds,also,are good hes been proved on sall areas.
We are now asked to provt it on large areas. Thin responsIbilily,whieh.
should not be shirked,falls ohiefl,/ on a fe'- pioneersof whom th e writer
ij one.

Our V-st year has been a hard one. 3:?r svral reieaoronayoney has
been scarce. First,th! hostility of Post Office inspectors ;has mide it
dangerous to sell land;second,ou- great tractor,upon wnich we relied tW
break our land,nnd earn us a revenuehas provc-d a sore disappointment.oostigqV v
money for repairs,and reconstructfon,nnd n yenr of. precious time,and fin-
ally requiring the purohaas of a new outfit. Canal transportation hos
been bad,the rock road has d-l'yed it comin-,,nnd the two big freezes"
oapoed the climax.

For many months,i a i4 e7 expected to utilize the Federnl *arm 'ogn
system. It has not been .eady,and months m;wg yet pnss before we can learn
whether it is even for us.

No.Y com-the pnymrntP on my oontrict wit# your Board. Early in
December,funds for the first seemed in sight. Then o netite freezes,and
wiped them out. lsext followed asellin; camp-ign. Thi3 called me from
the farm to the coast,hns, held me here for month.3,seriously crippled my
d developmentt work and the morn)l. of my force, and tended to discourage ray
Glades associates. Nevsrtheless,because of the freeses,and the risks ot-
tedning enles 1by mail, the work of selling has borne little fruit. And now
comes the imperious CALL TO THX PLOW.

So considerate, heretofore,has your Bonrd been to me,that I hove
shrunken from asking what miglt be thought favors, But hre is the sit-
uation:--
I must either stay on the coaest,let myo place go 1-bck-- witu all t1--






GENERAL OFFICES, R tLI F 1IWR I V I
LONG BUILDING VZ, Ir. r InREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIA,% MT, FLA.


EwUrglaU e aanun *ias (eonmpany

E3B C. HOWE, WASHINeTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENly POR THWE 09 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHOEn M1'AIN 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-Clank Construction Company, a leader inits 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 forx 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. 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 year, :one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost' gne, and thousands of acres from other traats have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W,, in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
produz.s from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tiiesday, 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,


i II CB*l_










W.A.. (3)

that that mnry invlVe losing my hblp.r3, including my right arm-- my only
son-disanooint others who expect me to help i'rke thi wilderness bloom, ive
myself to lqnd-sellina--aH Irork I d3Atest--risk trouble wih the F'ederal Post '
Offioe,and close my ers to the oalrof ite Pr'sident,thle Deip:'irtment of
Agriculture,and yourself,or ask the Bo:ard for time

On the other hind,with Pdequate timee,and -a little money-- pirt of
which would hove to be/ enrned by salesr-th outlook is bright. D)ev .1-
opment work,as :;gqinst mere sellin:r of wild ,nnd,will be tri-n-forming the
fcoeof our section of country. The proce ?~d;3 of you..- gre-t bond-sale
will enabl you to m ,.:e the ownsl ir-e ta fully navigable, cor.sy drainage
f;r,.nd restore confid rnee'in te l1d'lon,',. Our Crols-3tnite roid,for which
I h=ve worked indefati-.lbly,,ill b bbuilt,ind lthe din t.-nce between Okee-
l-nt- nd P-.m Be-'oh cen be covered in t--.o hours. To the Up')per : Gldes
thi, shuJald me--n an'inpour second only to the run into the Oherokee trips
without t d.abblin,' with th.--' mieilS,:1:nd will sell it.-3,?f. Land-vlues Till
rise, nan ennbl 3 me easily to pay out on :.y contr;iot,n'd -.v'. +on]tJ:ingt .
left for furtinir developmennt. The 2*r o-Lo-n, if wnted,vill -b.'re'dy id .y --
easily obt~ ined. 3eellinmrent tai develop ,ent i-ill ih'v'-brn proved ponv4i-
ble, nd the problPm, incli' Ln -' th t o '. yln:-,;"i: 1 ve been solved by ip-
pro-'chinr ii-froi, the RIGHT 7~ND.-

i el estq te, i t. w'ill: t: I :. -''l cd,-'.w not ori.c,:. lly conteaplvtod in
my plan, .fy object tws Y ettl'smvnt arnd d~evel .n .', ::tnnj d y propo,:tT ':;:! to
exch *;-ne 960 -cres of fca'bttered l:ndP fi.- oine unbbrolokn tract, upon which
theownersof the sc:tte-:-- tract, including :.' ,, If,'"uld et tle and d evel-
op/ Only when it w as learn d tI'h t ouch n .',:: n- 3 could not be rnade
was the re:-l e~tt te feature int'rod.rcd, ind thi ~ 'itl, ruct 'coo nd rrret.
on my -iarL.

Neverth lf? ,I ave mpid for' more th n c0 even eilhy-n-cre tracts
out of sixteen for which I contr'-cteTh.r -V~"pi *. in.,- e. t egul.rly pnd
promptly, and, in a dJ ition,h'1v *- id ,i in d si t Dblihir.i t -( )v 3IC'.,JjL.'j,
;:T .L ..':T in t>e U;-1'.? Gl-d ,nu .1rOkeelnt. : e no0" *'. ve tcre,
Post Office, hotal,bordin hou:i ~,not-;: -s office, niho :l, Ton Jbil.., 3und'Ay
school, Coonr ?rativ' A-ocLV ion,lit tr--y olu'1b,,b l :iabohbrb -.r shop two
deVelopmn.nt organizations 3, rm 'v'i' chinery_ :nd much cultiv-t' l'-"n,, Fur-
ther,s consider ble number o-f 'joition'l?. *ettles t. nd rC;, ;-. to conel on call /

Development i second in ino:1rt-noe only to drToin'--r.. To fin-rnce
it, however, is t., pnrobl am;i.ad,in. pr; nt circpust-ncesto mrcelarie,per-
iodicsl p i,:,m'nts fo: land m .'c th 'probln :..o.s sriou'.

Tie -ederal Grov.ernrent now se ~ to provide ? capit-l for devel-
opm-nt ,and l.nds to f rmans. at fite ?Vr cent on forty yea.r: time. In
h'ndlin. my igricultur-1 developinent liork ;1 a ril.-d to 2py six per cent,
and I have no thought of askinT forty years of time. In the circumsatnnc-
es,however,I 3soul.l .r eatly reciteae two o" tliee ye-irrn more time, thlt
I may mr'ture my 77ork, 'nrd "y" out -rithout reta.rdintg detelopra.nt, or running
undue risks by selling, r'rw l?-nd by mril.

Is t1is 'too much t6 ask? -The ;l rre .1iles recently in:m'd bj your
Boe-rd have doubtless simplified you- own fin ancial situ-ition. jurtlier,
from 'Col. G.O.r:atlews,whio hlse recently dis:usele t1it-natter witli the Gover- '
nor and other members of your Bo-rdq,nmI hoping for a favor.-bl" eapan&ae.
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GENERAL OFFICE s,. r. J. F I ,
LONG BUILDING 22T, 12TK STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. \ MIAMI, FLA.


EnrglaIbr Ean Olaires companyy

E. C. HOWE, WASINrGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERRs
GENERAL AGENT TO TTH 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONB MAIN 4260

Dear Sir:-

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

The Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line, is
handling the world with extraordinary skill and vig'jr. 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. Two men who haveactually
crossed the 'Glades -- one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and str:n::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 another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

E.:er-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 thocsa.nd- of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to .40 and $50 per acre.
Our f~fty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N., W., .in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
produ -s 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 your,






IWP"




.,. A.M. (4)

Trusting that I may soon be able to return to my nerilected f-rm,
*nJ"do my bit" toward averting the food crisisB, r.-anin,

Your very sincerely,






GENERAL OFFICES s OlE FICES
LONG BUILDING 22, -2TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


Enrglatbr e ani ales EIompany

E. C. HOWE, WASnmNGTo, D. C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONB MAIN 4260
Dear Sir:-

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

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

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are 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. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

-Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to'sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended,

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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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Dear Sirio-
Sam wr tini yo'i uat Vthe sualestion of Mr.

Curris-. r repres it t),e Okeelntnt-FrLator,.at diAtrlot
of the Umner OladesR. W arie doingih;,t ,'e c;,n to re-

gpond r to thel PreBiddent's :^quest,nnd raieat orop'3 this

filnL'mr. Oneof th Z tlhi.tlgf we can r;,a*l ia :. CORN. 'he

weevit!s ar bad ~0o1 tho]1r3'r, r. The question htes ,e -n

rvsed whetJrher 't c an bo canned,ani :io ftlliked. Can

you Iase i-t? If s,ar11 you -say i.hethr it would pay

our vp.le, to ai:Le oorn to Vt canned at your factory.
'ea gn alio ri:s3, Ind1an pmiumapknpe ptrag

kin3, dnh tneenit ro Ca.n you aise any Of tlONete
'That of RVSwet egot!)toem?


Very truly your,


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GENERAL OFFICEl SOUTHERN GFICES
LONG BUILDING 227, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMIFLA.


EIerglaib eanb Iaes (n1ompany

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PaONE 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 coning 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. Two nen who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and stron:ul confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still.others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are/displayed choice
products 'from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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.udal ud 1Y. 2,1w17.






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T* r *ncldOe(d ;fi,'. 2[5 centn fpr whi ch please send

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Setc. Any additional iiforrtisn ; y an on how(

cU' >s" to 'atili's t6h ciredu'2et An i oouiitrt *th)t -1il1 produce

it will be ; pr- cirsti. : M 1

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CINERBAL OFFICESs SOUTHERN 4 PIl'B
LONG nitILDING .: lTL FIt T
KANSAS CITY, MO.


ierglab e Eank @ales ( ompan y

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. c., EADQUARTBRS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHON. 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 dredge'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 question is as to how much he will make."
The'President'of the State University of Florida visited us recently, and
testified to his faith in Everglade lands. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called,-and stcriE.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 another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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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Jir. '-iusell G.g s,
*,7at:rfordGOt rif'y drop:in rd.
!/ dgenr Buisll:e**
I ho 3;roi n:.?e ,:;'ttinj; thlrouih all right.
Zn looking into 'n bok okft Ca-r urninm ; to t" o.'ice
find a niotk'ke in t Invt rI:-i:ipt j'U rLu,'oived for tabor.
It '-ihoul. vendl .'120.0r0 -th :.- th- n '110.00
Yfou rMy r tember th-,t the r. -ci.,t lh-'d At thO
io:M'?e for labor l r:ntd .?1O..00,b,' t th'- t ojiLd.I'; X hd i,deZ
a mantrak,aind c}h1angii? it t; 3.::1' ) t 18ia) 00.
3y 'r:caminitjii ytbu rslJL'ttn foj. wilfl linil t2a-t you
jh:vcthle Nfllowvini e~ No. Ant. IQd.
0..00. 1000
35815 0.o00
368 0.00 "
370 20.00 0" -O. o
387 0,00 "

44P 12I0.0 ( 0.0- 140.0)0
At thi" h;ur3e Xliad ma mn'ormntlum, only, ou u-i soS an?
it covered only reo-lpt- 295 to 3570, inslamBiv.kii]cin,: only $80.
for 1abor, annl rdgqu.irin; Z:I4O00.nor to za')I tih requisite
$2O0.00( 13 n ,20.00 m $:.40.00)) At -rh offio '.I foun thhp re-
mininfr 361,387, and ;59, mddin!.; ~0.00 fo, libor, rn.l ncoeo-i..
t-.tinv- the reduction 0of reeodpt 4415 to th fgiur- it; ifzrut bore
( w-hich I d mcd :. uu t Vt Vle offio b,'~"rr: yo'Q c:,a.- down),
nrmely, .20.00 I ran tmier for.? :is 4din1. you her eXith tlhe cor.
:r ct r o-loti rtl. hall b.l obliged if you will r,'turn to a2e tho
incorrect oni,.n" m ily thit for :1130.00
I m a nidniln a oo'y of thi 1 to Snlcoo,Ont-rio.
.If yo7 fin.. your a'ffira will en bl,? you to r-ctit
to'h no,' of 90.Q-O0 1'. Tk jl infjrjattij l tn: nr.' rvahiaze..
Qksu C- iadulSy .(Surn,


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GENERAL OFFICE SOUTHERN OFFICE S
LONG BUILDING 227, 12Tn STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FL .


Everglabr eE an bales companyy

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS,
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LAND 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 vig-r. 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. 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 jeuing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Ever!sid, 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 fr6m $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'.CO0 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. 1., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine,windcw 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, Thurscay, 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-
port.nity 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,




I I


The Newell.- anders fe,,
Ch;, tt moog, Tenn.

Gentl emeni--

I MNa buyirn a "UniForQ d '" ottainchri nit to att:ioh to a
Ford car for tr-iotor: purposes. The? Uni-FordT p,-ople .ny tlhei
machine vwill do the work of three l4srg e horsoa,niiL' iill pull two
.twelVe-inoh bottom'? ,('ng plow.

I m.ny want ofteo you:" di3C's.' ?or a light tr icto:' 1l: thi ,
".'hioh on,-( disc PLO ') would you adviciii;r

On -of your diso plowsa rov-d nn utter failure on our l'nd.
The beam dr-?~a-ed th.sur fi:ce of the froundmnd a lightt obstruo-
tion was sufficient to colo the Ilo:0 ho-luel.lssly. jlowever,anouther
of your iDlews wo brouli;h- in, a four-di diisaintet of discs,p.coplb-
ly 28 ",andit did excellentt work on airiilrr l-nd o-r or'se.

T] e~St fAult with your di-.6 sleem o bM thaot the beam is
set to low:,thuq caitohi.,, every slight obstruction. T'. It the
second diso hqd a re-ater diameter thian the frlt i s up:iosed to
be onreason it did so much better wrkd,. T'he )enam vwn, thu lifted
a little higher.

Ho,1w right here iS3 whilt 3 fear. With a light tr ,ctor,n~uch
as Il-2 3ord, the disc ,-ou .vquldi rconmen!d mniht hIve so small
a di' met:-'r that the boeami would idrnrf up everything: and tn' plow
would '-il* Thia .i a theone point )of d anger. Lf you could lift
you'" bernm a fe, inoCh-a t-he result would d be much better in the case
I m an tion.

"7ith thiS in mind, kindly ndv.isae, nd state priLc ',d(Ate of po ni-
ble shipm-rnt,hethapir you could shi- by fast fr ight,w- e'ther you
would trace shipmnn t,-t.']hthier p;,rts wvoulJd )1h'err to b, shlipnerd knook
do':n," Rnd thu3 run tlh risel of getting: sepnr.itedl,etc

I sp"oify for 1th reason thatfive, mlonthl3 rqo toQ dt'y, or-
deir.d, a pliw from OChici:, c:.ash eoicl 0od,:and ]I'vr' not yet received
the entire plowv. I h rae ant 14 mail letters and 6 night 1 Statrs,
andam 3.till -'4itilng for 0 plow.

Very truly yours,
P.1', Plase ta;t.t? tennis
of yinen-n;.
T.!.' .


ft.LauderdalePla.,rhy 2,1017.






GENERAL OFFICE IR. T n KHFI if IF I .
LONG BUILDING -;. ITII STREET
KANSAS CITY, O10. MIAMI. rl .A.


Everglabr tanb Oakes eomnpany

E. C. HOWE, WAoHNGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERSe
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONB MAIN 4260

Dear Sir:-

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

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

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are 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. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades -- one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called,-and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land-is now almost gone, and buyers can,afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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.Liuderd ;V, Ala .,May Q111



Model nine 0o.,

aito Bld., :-

PithtburhP. W


You -rwo f7 f 0 f e 2, th. u2 at hai.nd. In rqply

wil 1 ry th t tiA e tractor of -vhiach t"W engin Ti question was a

pnrt arrived here about the mid'lof :-ebruary a year kgo. i.. did

no ,7ork till Drbably soe time in '.n* The brent : down aof e

crqnk sh ft oour gd early l;st month,$ bout 13 mon t) after th e

tractor wa net tQ, .or,. p o .h, tie we have had it, the tractor
hi' probably done ,all told,not more than one monith'le steady

work. Vogt of the tiae,it has been out of orderor in process

of relbuildint.

S Thit indicat?3li the 'jaount of 1work done bjy i e cank riaft
If a gnyrintee hOs to do wjitt amount of eirvica rendered afte:

purchAe ihd not mrne .. y/tine thbt. hi's liapsed inc t purchtaco,
we certainly should be entitled to a substantial concession.

In Vie-" of these facts ,Ond th further Oct thAt we
hr ve lo0t so heavilyy f:toithe failure of tuii outfit tI t we are

nw .purchisinganother,~ fee thiat foe sIo SO!1 r T-consid e your

decision.
Very t:.*'ul n youroTn





4;-
GENERAL OFFICERS SOUTHERN OFFICIi ,
LONG BUILDING 22T, 12TH STREIEEI
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, NLA.


Everglabr eanb Bales companyy

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON. D. C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4260

Dear Sir:-

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

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

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are 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 bbyer is
"sure to win," and that "the only question is as to how much he will make."
The President of the State University of Florida visited us recently, and
testified to his faith in Everglade lands. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and str'ii: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 another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and'have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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..Gauderda^l '1a. ,h:y 2,1917.







J t.(I. se Co.,
f. aoin i.'iF

Pfy de'?r 'T::. Thomni:;--

Ouxr big cr '*t::.:-il _-r trnctor h-as
ir:deu:3 a. lot of trouble 'e Wr2 Jthikidl 0-'o getting
3 ne( Onee

A o.l ::" yesterday saoke ]liy!i/ of the ,..I.
C-,se "Cue." "I .jd ib sell 2 foo: .+'700.00 n1i na-kes
.oold. C;in you 8end the lit'r ture on ti's tr:tctor,
lnd tellmine ; littLl1 ou i'. e wansIf poibl,
to get m inchin,' ,tl: t '11 do t dy's : yo'r: in n d--y.
If we cm-n' t '; 't thi1! otoT rt .i:'t to' do
Sd:Jy's "or3k oncein a 'lile.

an2ot.hL'ir ni ;, .qu ioUni5 il binin',l 'e hive
1 ;,rned to burn 2 r'' of o -eros ei j o oncof n),.

'i' corn r pirs-- ho- ,uic'l cn th y b h (Id,It;-t
:will t)h.r. coIt( '"e are now nked ;I:X92 5.0)0 for a r3jatexft
ccrnk-:sh ft, our:, b eini b:rok;n.) ;ext vision rirqs fo u Sot
lrnd, eto. TJhe 'l':tcr-to' e:xprt fuo t ie Ui. )L.Dt. o:.:' A~4
icultur c;ln? do"m11 ere t'Wo y7e0r:1 3 0'o, ';t riy In.t iO( I,
7:1d "ent 0ovr th. trnoto:' question li.3t ~ h us. li. judv-
l i'n t wo tvhat tractor w;~re more botller 1th1m i ihey vere
-orti]. *,- ,"in't get oiong Without one. "hn, in the
tvo ye:?' 3 th:it h]~ive 7'f ed, tr ctor~3 ou,'. t t.o be better .

S^ ; o pl*..n niig to use ,a 2?ord ca,wit'i an
nLt .ch:hmnt b hlin,.A .r which we can ;:j.ll plows etc.
Our "'r -':I.Sld count cyr is" !31ply G' *oATI lhen
e :rp-t ajst thl-- chi lc ic'l d ilti'cs, :ai et : little copit:l in hlre,
thi e 'J "lr G(1'- ? r ',ion i:3 roinlS to :n;tou i the world.

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GENERAL OFFPPICES, SOUTHERN OFFICE 1
LONG BUILDING 227, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


Engrglatbg Iian? Bairls QImpany

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONB MAI 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 to his faith in Everglade lands. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
*the facts, and that "the half has not been told,"

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten 'acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is. now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at O30 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters; To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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.

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My denr F'rs. Balllnrer:-.

.~cloaed find recpt.for your 3d.
Ir ym en tf. Thank you.

!Te account/ of my talk b'?for"?ti Co.Cormar.ar. or -
peared aldq in tli; P;i Beach Post. Other mnttter on the
sa-ma su3bJ.ct has sincetlppeared in the Pest. '7e nat
tlyin,; I1ra a to get ti Okeel- ntia-dGldecrest Cut-Off. It
is no- before thtevotera of tei Co. on a referendurc. .
understaVn.]the votes as th~il h.iv coae in so, f'r .r? fo:* our
proposition by rDou; oO0 to one. Succesai will inean muchl
for our section.

1e still h Ve ten tr"ots not finr.lly t k k ,tho
th.--e are enough proBpeotlve bUtyW'r in sight to 't.k'-,pnYrr
ently.all of them. H io>vve-0it io n caae of first signed,
fir-t served." .Aniif any of your fri and3 vwarntin they
,'rouldiio wei ll to tt ke uct .ion lno'7.

If you think best,I will run up to Lakke north t6
.see the.s, people. I )m neaHrly out of lityerture. "'.veso
ne-rly sold out that Z h1ve howne it would not be necest
ary to printr more. Con come up riZLt away,

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LONG BUILDING 22T, 12Ti lRI4 "rT
KANSAS CITY, MO. 1JIA.II. FI A.


Energlab e oani %ales (1mpntany

E. C. HOWE, WASINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTEBRS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THK S09 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LAND OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MASN 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 to his faith in-Everglade lands. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and'climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a.year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of ,180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and-buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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.


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Mr, Anson Wheeler.
Okea slrant ,Fta.

]ly dear Jir. 'ihealerl;.-

11r.Niokerson tibld me yesterday you
wvnted to wrailCe 361oe airr:mg -a~mnit regarding, a lot in fNew
Okeelanta,on which yo'i would build.

SX n enclosing a pl. t. T'.Lll you kindly indi-
cate on it t he lt you would want. About ]iol much
of a hoius8 do yo: think of building? 'lien would you
build? About 7]rtt conceasion ,lid yuo think vtou.d be
f ir to an actual builde-r and-resident? To whn:t *ex
t-'nt can you help bring in othlero?

Cordi:illy yours,






:ENIRAI.L OFFICER SOiLrnHFN OFFICER*.
LONG II'll.DING '"- 'T I' r "
KANSAS CITY. MO. MIAMI. I I.%.


Enrglabr lean #ales company

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS,
GENERAL AGENT FOR THK 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4260

Dear Sir:-

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

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

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are 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. 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.

E/e'gla'e lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from %24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

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


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PL'y de-r Mr. "i1en}-

TO our ,3 o "the ;i;+.. t h mI.. t eliii( u'i iori
smorv- "ioodd -?".O--r' 4 f4:^. our ~armn o'Son Asan. ArS now w-itrt.;',, to lne,;r
f:--o i-1nipion, o s t.i. i woul a r'W kno on& wheth-r ii p.'lopje
w~nt -d to col. in l it. uu If th.y dotit ..ahould rn :. enollr:- ,
I tL.'iini::,foi iu to o h uiad.

...; ,i n, n much O.i :, 1 n tter'-.i l:. nd ,-,; (, ", u'l il:-.. o'.'
thelo n rrmntter remaminr ,however, tco be r;ren.

l:ld th y Or ge -tLiiw.': wt *t Poo',r:e 4ivn It all
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Ye.,.tai t.Wie to K et in o w r'" k !.K.'; v. *iti. l 1 nd xrp
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LONG I1'ui.E)ING 22r, a12TH ST RT
KANSAS CITY. MO. MIAMI, FLA.


Everglan eoani tales companyy

E. C. HOWE, wVASRuITON,, D. Hc BAIDQUARTEBR I
GFEERA.L AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDn OURAY BUILDING
PHONB MAI, 4260

Dear Sir:-

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

Tne Furst-Clark Construction Company, a leader in its line,-is
handling th" work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great-dredges are
working naght 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. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Gladts one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half'has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten,, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands,. he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and -80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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.,FI3.,May 53,1917,
My dear Lawrence,
The plows arrived and hive been sent to the freigjt depot.
I a nt you some Cox Prolific Corn( 25 j) Said to be fine. Serve
seed from. Sent enough Porto Rico tams ( 50 /) tp pl;nt pn acre,Rodes says.
Plantthe potatoes,then afterward plentthe draws. Still later,cut off vines
and plantthese. They say if you will trim cbbsely you w411 get more under-
ground. The Govt.urges the plantingof swet potatoes. ays they will cost
$4.00 per Pcre,while Irish pots.will-cost $40.00 per acre.- ?ays there can
be no moreimport-nt crop grown this year."
You know we are to hnve 1 bu.of corn from the R.R. Not Nassau.
Must get name. Hope such potatoes youyou may plant will be planted in
right dign.
Enc. find mem.on water Melon planting,( M.fMarshall.) Wish we
migrlt raise some. what do you think? Am enclosing other mem.
Do you w nt Navy beans now? Think ,if they do well,they shld,be
one of best things we can plant. Rofes says they were not planted because
ppl. finished cropupng before their season, ,id went north. Mamm thinks tha;
as she i p exp rt in baking bepns,it would be nice if you and she could coop-
er te on a bean proposition, You would raise the beans and she would bake
them tp be canned and sold. Of course,who coull not handle, many;but she
might teach some one who could give more time and strength to the work,and
in that way,build uo an industry. I'm willing to hilp all I can. Since
other beansgro-" on our bind I know of no reason why navy beans should
not grow there too. They would be easy to pick. They would be left on the
vines till all tipe. Then the vines would be pulled,pnfthe whole flailed
out on a floor,and winnowed. They ought to become a great stnple,especivll-
y in the present food crisis. They ke indefinitely,raw and ought to com-
mard a good price that way. Mammast cooking of them would makethem far bet"
.ter than tho e we h-ve beerbuying from mail order houses.

A Here. is a list of things we mightolant this spring and suwmer,if
we. ca rget die help and cash:--Paeatoes,a weet_ ot toes, Corn,dasheens, tProsa
nmkefls, velvet beansliJn beans,n;ay bcnns,buckwheat, upland rice,pea nuts,
chufas,Indian pumpkins,the grasses and colvs1esun flowers, pigeon peas,
chicken oeen.milb mmize,reselle. Therintter ought to havesore attention.
It does finely ;ith us. You might get seed from the plIntnear the store.
SPleasecheck up this list,rnd giMe me your opinion as to the best
for us,especibtly if we can get help and cash.
The Gevt.you know is raising a great outcry about the famine we
Smay suffer if we do not raise all we can,-nd save all we can. The allies
a.nt faf mere from us thqh we can spare Then if a lot of our workers go
itto the war there will be still greater demands upon production by those
who stay at home. I mny be able to jet help by agitAting,pnd taking advan-
tage of the Govt.agit-tion ;ase we want to kno- whitt is bestto plant.DON'T Fb
GPT GARDENAs to teo'n lets:-- I hope tl store ppl. will tnkethct lot. They
may have to wait for their ply awhile yet,if they do not. Pretty heavy de-
mands are being made on me.
Mr. Wheeler wants a lot. Do not know which one. Am writing him.
He thinks he ow'ght to get it for a good deal les i money than theprice. I am
willing to make concessions to ppl.who will build nndhelp develop NOW. When
the road comes we shall not have tj do nuch of this,I think. But we want
things going NOW.
Then the let 17 ppl. I'm willing to concede to them and Mr. Wheel-
er both. I shld.like to know what kind of blda they w.ll put up. ^ good
house,say like Fullen's,ar Vaughn's, helps a good deal,anideserves encourage-
ment. A shack does not help so much. I should like to get $100.00 out of
two lets, these net equal to those around the Circles, Want bash if pos-
sible. Would like it very soon. See how the mse talk,whst lot W. wants,
and. what can be done. i might come up to close the matter if it looked
worth while.
Again,you may tell the Cooperative Assn.and Good Time:s Club that,
if together,they will sell one lot,however,good,omitting 202,and use the pro-
ceeds on Civic Improvement,-- that is,making th" town site,Town Hall,or ground
look better-or almost any good civic o:. public work thete, th-y mny hav3the
entire proceeds. That would be oneway of getting their musical instrument,
Town Han lights,paint on hall,circles put in shape.etc. I should be very
glnd to have some help from the local ppl..nnd they.might findthis an easy
way of getting money they have wanted.
Our Road referendum passed t voters by 5 to 1. The Commsrs ac-

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cept this as final and will push it now. Dr.Hood will be asked to get our
bill passed bythe Leg. allowing the Comrmrs. toaXtahaxx issue $50,000.00 of
T&me aSrrants, Hood gets everything thru the Leg.of local nature that he
pressntathey say. All thismeans to our section more than can be told When
tthe bill is passed, OKE0LANT SHOULD HOLD A SPECIAL CEILMBRATION,invite in
ppl. who have helped,Tem. Gampbell,Biggers,et al.,andthe country far and wide,
and JUBILATE.
Enc. find old bill, \What is it about? Is it on us of P.C.?
Glad if Mr. Lietha can come and l'ndhis friends. I will return
with them. We ought to havethings in as good shnpe as possible by that time,
and clinch somesales.
Mr. C.P.Rohwateref Ala.,and his brother,are coming up on this boat
R. may decide to take Russeilts -lnce. He has had a good deal of experience
with Fords. If he comes iri and makes good,we might run double shifts. I
S-ould. py him .l15 or $20 per month eash and he 'would tslm the rest in land,
If he looks good to you, do your best to interest hiz. T--e proposition is
a good one for both sides if theman can do the work. 'he boy might go home,
or stay. I offered to let him work for his bonrd,and have the privilege
of getting all the wage work fron others -- and from us when we might want
him-- as he could.
Should be glad to have Jno.Iewhouse st'y wrb us. St present,the
money- wage question bothers some. wondere r if you co d make a half-crop
arrangement with'him,he to live.with us,we to furni i d,tools etc.,and we
divide crop-- half-andwhalf,or on another plln,if w not agree on that.
He might like to jet iin ion the navy bean prop.
Norve wouXLd like to get started in stock- Hle won s whether
Guethle would careto stay two years,and handle ite. N. would furnish a sow u
or tw,- and get him started. eel him out.
Hope you keep film. When you see a good thing,loke a fine pota-
to field,get a view. We must not let the fine views get away,
If Isent a let of fine,light mangrove poles,would it be too late
to set them on Sec.27 where the stakes were set? Could they be transported? .
Am afriad our survey will be lost. The tractor tracks will be in a measure
permanent, tho.
We had sote of your lettuce for supper It w s FINq. Th-t is
whet we want to do as fully ras possible. Makeourselves self-supporting.
I am .trying to interest our folks here,in whole wheat. If webought a bu.
you could get it ground on p.'B mill, take some for all of you there,and send
the rest to us here,couldn't you?
Mighty glad your leg is better. Don't run into danger. .ke good
care of yourself.
Must step,and go to a blood Production meeting-- if it materializ-
es Canst step to correct thisletter.
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Mr. L..Bi.ggers,

w'.P.,yeaoh2 .lo.

My dear Mr. Biggerse.--


Am delighLt$d to learn that our

refe endum is carrying by ablg nejority. By tV-s time,

I assume, the matter is settled. If favorably,

2 t*ust the bill,with instruotlon,ma$j be sent very

promptly to Br.Hood.

I think it important the resolutiona.or In-

qtruQtixpnbe made as definite and atrong as possible,

ind btooked by tie 3Beard of Trade,1the Co.Com rrs.Q- if

thin does not mean del:ay,in whioh ease the fact that

they 'nrAfor t]e bill.,andi agreed to support it if the

voters did should be brought out--and the referendum

votes

s iEt muke sure tht we tiks no chnnoe of

l.Oain ut, at Tallahassee througli 1luck of promptness now

Oyiou' pnrt.

I may go to Okeelrantn again to-morrow.

Cordially ywurs,






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(liNERAL OPPICERS I SOUTBERI OrPICr.i
LONG BUILDING 22. 12TH -TRECT
KANSAS CITY, 1MO. MIAMil. I..\.


Eunrglabe Ian Bales Gonmpany

E. C. HOWUE, WAhaBlmTON. D.C..n INADQUAarrKK
GENERAL AGENT FOR rH e SOR C. STREET., N. \l'.
COMPANVSR LANDS Ol'R.tY BUILDING
Puon MAL..r 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 ':th 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. 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
a.res is nnw almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
produ.-.s from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern letures, 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,

















4t.&."^y 3,1917.




My dear Mr. Niokersoni:--

iflghLty gl0d to .lorn the (good ne-' re

the rcferendwu.a Ho. ipe i Lt i.s saur(d lby thi" ti1e. lThe next

thing is to see that inutruc-tins,:an.d bill,fo.- authorizing

StLi *T50,'000.00 of utii-3 war:):inu o UorwrI1 Rt once010 to Dr.iHood.

The instruction shouldd b'W ia:da ,ua troun,;G 'n;copooui'bl', and

booked by Boprd of'T r~1deo.Cwd~aors.tand tli] referendum vote.
c Ls+'t eAt you' prlase- look n::'t-r tisH : id se, tlmt it it in not. de"

layed? As t,_ eession adv 'rIue,si.t yr ba hlbard'er to g et .lonal

bills thro~au U In Hditionlth Uorm.r'-I.want to k:now how

, muoh mon ey Ithey hICve, rinj wht Qddi ional t:urv- eyin

must be done. liy at tTall:ahstsiee ramy ramean d lay on ro d.

file Ls imui-r C00- 91 o.s pr 'i n t : tIIIt- .1qur* f

p;ym nt.i "Can+ lihndl tj'il. 'ay? :.tay? h" bill,ond

th;: o0tha to tii. :3 )mv p.o.?le, ,-puunt up, ,liit'... dir.l y it$ hurting

my cr'ditt, hall be gcld to ',yi interest ou-: of my own

p:ook ot, to q4- t t01- mnitte s ttAl'd in igood aph.?, ;;
nop.+ r matters .a L comin- on well with you.

C ordi;lly yours.+,


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GENERAL OFFICERS SOUTHERN OFFICES
LONG BUILDING 227, 12Tn STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, Fl


verglahb eianin Bals g (1mpany

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGNTO, D. C, IBADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PONBE 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 to his faith in Everglade lands. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the 'other, later
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade-lands are going fast. Within a'year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices, have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per.acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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,











General Ofiicesiek Buiding,PtittsburghPa.
NewYorikOIice,170Broadw~y.
Chicago OficeEiherBuilding.
WORKS: PITTSBURGH,PA.AND PERUTrND.

L .M.RAILSBAK, I Ma 3rd 1917.
ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT. 1 7


Mr. S. W. Boilinger,
Bollin.ger 3ros.,
Pulton Building,
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Dear Sir:


Referring to Dr. Thos. E. Will's letter of April 28th addressed to you

and your endorsement t:ereci to me regarding a new crank shaft for his engine

No. 4924, which is a 5-1/2 x 7:

/- note he objects to the price quoted him and states that it seems

like extortion on our part. However, this is our regular price for these

shafts and is the same as charged to all outside parties.

We note you state this tractor "Big Ben" has run but very little,

probably 30 days in all, and we of course, would not wish to take any action

which would be detrimental to either your interests or our own ani wish to be

entirely fair in the matter. Under the circumstances, and since you are the

manufacturer, we would suggest that the best way to handle the matter would

be for us to deal through your Company. In this way we could allow you, as /

a manufacturer, a discount of 40,, and you in turn could charge Dr. Will on .

whatever basis you might see fit.

,'e would also zu-gest that you have Dr. Will return the broken srift

to us at Peru, Indiana, and promptly upon receipt of same we will make a

thorough examination of it, and if we find same to be defective we will allow

credit.

If you desire to handle the matter as abowe, we would suggest that you

send us your order on the basis outlined, and we will give same our prompt attention.
Very truly.-Tyo-rs,

Assistant tu Tresident.







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t".Lfu, Iertd:l 3, 3Ia.,; ..:V 4,1917.




Ft.L'auderdale L"rlb ?\ CU.,

Ci ty.

Gentle ene --

Ra thb bill for .$4ltrI.51 Th: i: coGiipo;1." of t"e

itemrs,beth of which vere ntraot-?d by other" ti't-n myn-lrf.

uHo,'ever4, shall continue to ut'ind b hlndl them. On of these

man has : surn i me iB vill bt, -:-?,i.y v ry ,:oon -,iti hiMs part

f thie bill. ]u vw-.dtten lira a.gin .'The ot? her't

I am pes in4 to ?r1;.lde ~i. ) en e Mon for:. rtor oorietirm" n'int,

my lord hI-i baei inuch ii u:;vier tha liii ual.

Very *ruly y ours,


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GENERAL OprICErs SOUTHERN OFFICES,
LONG BUILDING 2 T, IHru 5'
KANSAS CITY, MO. I,


iverglai4 Eianu 'al0s Onompany

E. C. HOWE, WASINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTEB R
GENERAL AOGNT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAI 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 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 acre, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to Our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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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Arnouint


Jan.l. !9 '.1 .' *'rei. ,.t. (.f- one.r
receipt. J
iJoer.19, .o30t freight,rt.L..to Okcee-

Co.. .3/1 /1'' ",o:- .. tz

A,'y :o-t frei()ht Oke ~':nt t to
Yt.L., 3 :.':"nu .Co.,(!Rocpt.
enclo,-d )
,Jan.1'5-65 3Dry:r '?eDe ot o dol0'C ,(*)
Dock to depot,
}aroh 15, ,Depot to dock,()
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1.00

.25
.;25

50= $19.13


(*) iuiije cotton i w*31 dliv red from depot to dock
before iL was discovered that hirv.t hi.wa~t vwa incomplete. "u
then returned to depot.
() 0i ?n two is9r3ini bottutno were received, they were
taken from d.-not to dock.
(#) Heturn of three bottorn3 e.tc.,finally, to depot.
Rcpt.was tik 'n for this. (i.iIc.)

'ithl this rctu:rn shipmft will befound the two sets of
whiffle. tre3s tc'2r .i.j nin1 the t'o disc ihar rows( .ee letter to
me from ycur :e ; York Office,"rch 17x.;:(c]in~?e 3ile Div.HUSEj.--
88 73 ; xchn,i---.462-- JLL-.A?-3 .!C. :jN. ) On these there
should probably be a re-fund to rnm. I faso eficlone 3 bnudles
of ,low handles,never ordseredbut :sent re by mist-ke.
Thie $5.72 you sent me return exprea!: i-e on two bottoms
ws received. i1il a~:l r-cit early settle semrit thi s m" tt-r.
Aw-titlnin rily to my night letter sent you 1'9,y 1.


Very truly, your1 i


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Jt. ~:udelrd;le.I P1.,la;y 4,.1917.



iMontgomery '/lrd and Co.,
clhic:o,I Oll.

Gentle iaen:--

G)nin plo', ]o.:288 G 619 ir b-in!;r-turned to you ,it
C licnao, to-dyo Collet. LOt wer(e pro:erly t.g:red. Bills of I
ladinc, are enclosed. V-4o o..:'iial frMeili:t rceipt.


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(.NES AL OFFICER, SOUTHERN OFFICES
LONG BUILDING 227, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


Ewerglna eamA ^tdw Qompany

E . HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PnONE MAsW 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 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 9ur 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 Miapi. 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 180000 acres were 'sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be 'glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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. suderd:;l ,1r;l.,'iy 4,1iia7.




I:r. J.3.;S.hea'er,



ty doa'r Sir--

'ir :4l1 h1a dbl;yed cur zesopunld ice. Your
loc:,.tion will b O,;d-aft *:- a while. I U1;/ it in too fkr
fr Em set .11,'mnt.*
Joraes3 c -n ,1: used in a rmeasur2 wiith mauck 3hoes.
This ;ppliee p; ticularly to old t *l d l ridou3h is ian our
Set tlem ent.
We do noQt f:r:tilire.
'ha.rher yo.: coulCLd kt a 7 c i.l) T)' no yL) L tLr:, 1t r
Souo t.
flu'. here is rYy au; 'eet-on-- '1ou want to do bu,,ines
o'ere'i; all about u:iinir you', tract 0as yet Thei iaol ytion '
lalone woul:l ke th1it, out of tlie qilue'tion. Success in
thie Glad-es iau3t be found IN A :.;T'T :-.'.:"', ::'t ,'our
land i; neot t 11:r e ~ eea not d ieter you fr-cOTr, gt'.in- into
n ne.
You oan conir t c'keeilnt;a, ot thoe U'? of !, ood l;'nd
for a year or more O;;,.';,bu?. ,| il of builctdinl,;]'..".^ e ,;'re T rlta,4 ut.. u' o nei:igt borb!!(c: .:l,
.0.,st re, c o, t 3uic(-n y *,;]ho ,l',.7wn 3all, :--k, .o ,'it]s,
barber ahohQotel, oo:'rilinrt housI not:ry' oiff-.ce, etc.
'urthlyer',yu may ear n "fro ria you:- nxeihborQ whit to do0
what to i'oid, n I hi'"v, in jr r,,w/:"'***. to ..'ucOed.
ThiXs is tho wcay -n ;.riid', the Giades rauot ,be t~ttled.
'The Rbinsen Crufiso'e policy is t(o o:."'n osterous to
consider* We hiv'e buiat ui in corFa'-orT-iy at :- -otl
ber and co-'t. .Uow if old urbuer? wnt to -'%t the b ).fit
of it f r nothini,,here is liheir ol:hnce,. after learning
th-- *F,'?, in the aettleaenrt, they stand soyne s ho:o- of suo-
ce d'i' i elsea heire on i (e G1,4deo.3 'lot other lwise.
".i n.' you: land v' ; ill co ,t ,), 10.00 n -r 'crr .
You clui ;n e': b-', ?;kia.l., don, in Okmeelant;i,usulally. TiOtre
may be a little del Ayr no, b ('c.;ais'- of brok'n wnclhincry.
Ig to croi7-- "'T-* i Aintcorn Irish mot:ato2es,mwe ?t o .t to esad asheons,
tares, velvet beoana,,li y eabary b nut,ndil y-.ulpkina ] laout; Sll
th e .ris.-~;e to. I b~li. -rt a' t .'t c ,orui. 'oic t of s'v ri?'I of tiiesF
"'?y no'. ('j u:-, to Oke3.1l.nt--,,andilook th i? it-tU'ton o'ver? 'Ljti i you .st
di- 1C ?. .1l:* .. L, ? iun .v:-o :v ..n 'i'o ry hiin ;, -- :'.*., tc .- :" y
aAc.':ess f' rt, 'r, -ni so h --1p jn'i.c, th- i(1. u Ji'*bit ;Abl'e. 'I j }I VL -n R tire t cun
try, Lan we need h l-o to mlk ii. 'v*'t ii:. u..ht iu l'- ind vwi l b.-. Co':e
ovc- into I'r4edon -.L and h..lp u "', nil vre'll l. h you.
'Very sincerely,


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t;BNERAL OFFICEE SOUTHERN OFFICES,
LONG. H Itl.niMt; ... i I I r
KANSAS CITY, MO1. .


Eirglar e anb 'al0 (Qompany

E. C. HOWE, WASINmTON, D. c., HEAIJOQARTBR,
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LAND OURAY BUILDING
PHONB MAIN 4260

Dear Sir:-

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

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

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are 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. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our 'statements regarding the
Character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami.. After seeing. the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24,and $3Q to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers.can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. "We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine-window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stood, 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.


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Pr. ^.P.Psrohfar,
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Ey dear Sir'**

T wwaa dearer to buy a liolt*. till blleve it -tn excellent
m-':chine,and that it would do fin, ly ron our GVlad-s l:nd.

However,we bouoht *'nothler r,;ioflin ,,nnd it Ias coa;t Us
so muoh ithut you" 'bric:e wQuld h'(vi e to bo v('ry ntt active in-
deed, especially in thue 'i.Ttt 0 of tximnt to lt,'?'Lt Us.

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f r itself. oliwever,uour mLacLhine h;as abee a cornistant dr ft on
our Cloit-1l,,*and )i" coWt uw lS 1l3 mIonth o9 ;"-CcI(?Ss3 ? tie,
to boot, I amq nov figurini 1n li;l.Lt 6v- chin. e would
use both ligl~ t and ]heuvy.

Io.' long ha s oir )iJcliiL' beo-n ini ne? 7h1it is
you- total price on it" '? .at i. the b.lst y()o, ou0Uld do ill
tle ---y af terns to g;ive us : ch:iJnc- to m*ake. it 'n-y for its-
elf?


7'ery truly yours,,


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SnL.rnlNH'1 I?M^i
(.ENRIIAL OIFFICEIs, 227, 12TH T .
LONC; BUILDING MIAMI, FI
KANSAS CITY, MO.


Euergtabr anb eals omIntpatny

WASHIGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS
E. C. HOWE s809 G. STREET. N. W.
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE OURAY BUILDING
COMPANY'S LANDS PosNB 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 FuI-st.-Clark Construction Company, a leader in'its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great dectiges 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 outldok 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. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and s-.~.-nLly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres,, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at :60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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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THOSE. E. WILL, EXECUTIVE COMM EE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E. WILL
SECRETARY -. 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNIRE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. O. SKINNER
LOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 E. J. DAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. O. OWEN

Dear Sir:-

That our local government will soon be profoundly modified seems
certain. Billsto this end are now before Congress, and others are
promised. The question for us is whether we shall sit idle and mute
while issues, vital to our well-being, are decided by others, or whether
we, ourselves, shall manifest a living, intelligent interest in our own
affairs.

The D. C. Suffrage League holds that government of the people, by
the people and for the people is our birthright as truly as that of any
other community on earth. Hence, we are giving careful study to our
coming form of government. Yet we realize that to attempt' to impose our
own governmental ideal upon our neighbors would violate the democratic
principle as completely as did the arbitrary acts whereby, in 1871, 1874
and 1878, self-government here was superseded by a local despotism.

Justice and political wisdom alike demand, that the coming local
government shall be instituted not by indirection, back-stairs influence
or a coup d' etat, or handed down by rulers to passive subjects. Instead,
it should represent an informed public opinion, the ripe fruit of full
and free discussion. "What concerns all should be considered by all."

To this end, the D. C. Suffrage League urges every interested
organization, civic, commercial, political, religious, labor, reform or
other, to take up, without delay, the discussion of the question, "WHAT
FORM OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD EXIST IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA?"

Some, in the past, may have hesitated to assert their rights as
American citizens, lest they offend those in power. Today, a new
spirit is at work among us. In consequence we are now more liable to
offend by manifesting timidity and apathy than by acquitting ourselves
like men. Lovers of liberty admire its manifestations in others,

Connected with this League are public speakers, students of the
problems of the District, including its government, who will be glad,
upon invitation, to address such bodies, without charge, or participate
with them in the discussion of this question.

District government is already receiving earnest consideration at
the Capitol. If we would, make our own views felt, we have no time to
lose. Prompt action by your organization is therefore advised and an
early reply regarding speakers and dates will be appreciated.

Very tru urs,



Executive Secretary.

Present Office Address, 7 Marlow Building, 811 E St., N. W.
Present Office Telephone, M. 1555.







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Yft.Lwauderdal.,71a.,I=iy 4,1917.




Han. )H.CIIood,

allirahnBaesoe, o.

iy de-ir Dr. Feed:*-

You hyve probubly rec-Xved from Wir alm
Be-ch -oord re Rgardlini the Out-Off from tth Hillsboro
Oanal to the east end of the Bolles Oanal. The proposal
thet this be m-ade andin iso far :n n.ce 'snry,pifd for
out of 450,000.00 of time wirramnt1, wae first sanctioned
by. the Be3'r' of Tradse f I.P.Be:ci; thdmen, by tue CG.OWem
missioners on condition the voting proerty-holders 0f
tie county f-vorv-d it. The voters decided fo-' it,
about 5 : l,accerding to the ress r-portn. T'he the
Conmmer. again ,*ndi fin'-lly ,3unctioned it- ^' bill had
been pr.-*rred with grelt cirae, nd ha:s probably been
s+ntyou- be for, thii. p1 nuthorizse the issue of the
$50,00(00 of County war-:nit s.

You, of c urs a,rrneqber that th.it thl1a amount
of warrant was authorized *Tune 2,191,bu1t never used,
an Poeunt of n d ?fIect in thie lIaw. "'Le new law ~ s
nrevided to oaur thii defect,'nd add .50,000.00 to the
fund folr building the CrSes-Si., toe read,tlh Cut-Off to
hnvethe first call on the fund fromr. th e wararnts.

It i "loped still other fundnE will beanmc e avail-
abl e,wehe the v'-r-rantn are authorized. M'llee aaMy well
bring the ro:,d funwl up ,o a comfortable figure.

All w-!nt tli road built w ll 9 1 iStd
Seslbl 11L FpD4r "1 11e KUM'! r flj i e- th ei, x fai
TIlle .h3ort--cut lhzt'. ,e..n rtcg niiiz!ed b,/in.1ny ha inrinenasly ia-,
pert.-nt. 'r]ih- bill'rmnk,?n its est'blishm l nt posG:ible~
Nov.,Dr.lseod,you iw ave made an excc.ll nlt rmeut-tion for your succeus inl
securing tlie pissg of lecal bill. ':'e all confid-ntly exp vt you to put
this bill through easily nd i ronmrtly. Okeel:atnt: v;tnt:' to :clebrate wh-n
it is done. c'e should be drliu:)hial to ]-ive you there X iln sure you
will not dinaonoint us by your lurndlinioe the bill.


3increly yours,


I I II -I-, -;- rr






GENERAL OPFICESR SOUTHERN OFFIC1(,t ,~
LONG BUILDING 227, 12TaH 1>,
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIA I. .


Eertglar 1em b lolears (amnpatty

E. C. HOWE, WAsaNmTON. D. C., HEADQUARTEBRS
GENERAL AGENT POR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHOnE MAIN 4260


Dear Sir:-

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

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

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are 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. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and.the other, later -
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us.ten acres, then twenty,
then another-ten, and started, for Miami.. After seeing-the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more,

Everglade lands are- going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time' unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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.fiauderdal e,3 ,ay 4,1917.




My dear ?!r Hodgkins:--

Tou:.' of th) LE 27th.ulatt at hind. ]{,we h:ive
had no trouble vi th tie 3tRte people/ k"hey saeen disposed tox allow
us reasonable timeas tlhxy hb:vedone, before.
Few' of our members were in position to help ,as requested.
With tim-,th.it --ill noc be necessary,
You know of the lonq,har fight I hive ben rnr'-kl,aln lost
single-h'nded,to get thi routs! of. our Cross-.St -te ro d where it
-ill do the mroesj gd,to all concerned ,including ourselves. On
thigh we hTve be- n beaten a timner t',eo Howeverlike the Irishimn,
we qpVpren-Hly do not knov when -re ~re beaten,a3 o -rr haive one at it
"--. ,in and if-in.
Recently,LZ Ihve been in the fight un to my eyen. it wals fini
ly decided to submit the matter Lo t he )ropsrty-ovners of kalr
Bench Co. by referendum* Those who vot-d f:-or!sd our route 5:1 ,re
press statements. 'hen the Co.Connrisrq. agreed to g it bhlinid it.
It will now take n bill to be Psn3ed by the Leg.islature?. "eo h've
thebill all reary,.Hd it has probaroly nqw gone to our member,at
Tqllanassee. I hIveju:.'t written to hii to riklce sure to get it
through. dil ir good at such]diantte:rand we Orre confident.
Thi law will add % .,5O,000.00. to t:e Ho-'d Fuild,,,nd givetas
the Cut-Off from Gladecr,?3t to tILe Cn~t end of ti e Bolole s nal,
east of Okeeslnta. Th?rosd will then fork at Okeel',nti,
onebr-'nc)i ioin;, weeta:nd the other north to t liake,and alon,- its ^
locr. :isat of F.C', the f-ruit-Cre t-County Ro-d will branch off,
ii4 dgo west to the weat border of I.,.
The Govt.sh)ould :;l-t b hind firmin. with rma.nge-rqint and ifUNDS.
That's the way to prr.veni~ the "' f-rnini they tell uw about. The
foolishnese of reaching won't do.
I hav hesitated to advise ou:r memrberi to leap" till sure
they could light on th-i' feet." Those dependent on sil.l:ries
miss thesefor a tixw,es 0' ci:illy while"l1enrninq how." I am
doinf: my best at thif3 end to make the change e:iay for them. Mean-
hail ',i cert-inly q3vr?ciiate your confidence -nd mor'x.l support It
h-lip! immensely.
If yo' can get us anotherr buyer o:r t,,o,thnt will befine. We
still hv-tr rcts 20. 21, 2,23,,. 5, 26,:5, 47, :5 g, and 100. ;e'v.erl- of
these Ii.ve been sold,but thle buyers live not been able to p-y.


Cordially your,.






GENERAL OFFICES SOUTHERN OFFICE
LONG BUILDING 22T, 12TH STI
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIA


Eurg labr Snn atro etaompany

E. C. HOWE, WASINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PnoNB 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
wcrrking night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly z:min,~ 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. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and stro~ely confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one.tract of
64,000.acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and #30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase .at.$60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809'G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern'exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and'night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesdta, Tnursaay, 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,









F


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. Heilborn
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 vJ
Ray Stannard Baker
Samuel Zane Batten
Chas. A. Bowman
William F. Cochran
Mrs. Joseph Fels
Franklin Giddings
Samuel Gompers
Moris Hillquit
Hamilton Holt
W. Templeton Johnson
David Starr Jordan /
Daniel Kiefer v
Henri LaFontaine
Walter Lippmann
Ross F. Lockridge
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 t
Charles Stelzle
Lillian D. Wald
Frank P. Walsh
James P. Warbasse
Herbert L. Willett


May 4th 1917.


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

My dear Dr. Will,

The voice of the people should be heard
in the midst of war no less than in times of peace.

The Forum provides that the people should
know the truth. We join with those forces of this
country fighting for fundamental freedom as op-
posed to any form of espionage that puts arbitrary
limits upon the Constitutional guarantee of freedom
of speech, press and assembly. If the people speak
there shall be less danger of repetition of such
affairs as the canned beef scandal of the Spanish-
American war.

The Congress of Forums is the instrument
that you can use for organizing Forums in the
university, industrial and rural communities of
'America.

The Forum is the voice of the people.
Help the people to speak.

Send a contribution today-- as much as
you can afford-- that our work of organization may
continue, that the inarticulate masses of
America may be heard.

Very cordially yours







Exe ive Secr ry.


i44s1 S


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


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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
Educational Alliance Civic Forum
Young Peoples' Branch
Meyer Cogin, Managing-Director
Free Educational Forum
Irving Halpern, Director
Free Synagogue Forum
Walter S. Heilborn, Chairman
Harold Riegelman, Secretary
Free Synagogue Forum
Downtown Branch
Rabbi Abraham Cronbach, Chairman
Friday Night Forum
T. L. Cohen, Chairman
Rose Boschever, Secretary
Harlem Forum
Dr. Henry Keller, President
Ethel Pinnes, Secretary
Labor Forum
Ed. T. James, Chairman
Carl Beck, Managing Director
Liberal Forum of the Labor Temple
Samuel Sweetbaum, Chairman
T. F.. Byrd, Secretary
The Little Forum
George L. Cohen, Chairman
Messiah Forum
Rev. John Haynes Holmes
Rev. Harvey Dee Brown, Chairman
Miss Bertha Ruffner, Secretary
Mt. Vernon Open Forum
Dr. N. B. Saunders. Pres.
Miss C. F. Mann, Secretary
New Era Forum
Louis S. P.-:ner. President
Joseph Gluck, Secretary
People's Forum, Cooper Union
Edward F. Sanderson, Chairman
Miss Nora Smitheman, Secretary
The Public Forum, Inc.,
Church of the Ascension
Rev. Percy Stickney Grant, Pres.
Rev. Harold Arthur Lynch, Sec.
Quaker Forum, Friends' Meeting House
Royal J. Davis, Director
Susan Mendenhall, Secretary
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Church of the Ascension
Rev. Percy Stickney Grant, Pres.
Rev. Harold Arthur Lynch, Treas.
St. James' Church Forum, Fordham
Rev. DeWitt L. Pelton
Charles F. Reynolds, Chairman
St. Mary's Forum
Rev. Wm. T. Walsh, Director


I


Sunday Morning Forum
Eron Preparatory School
J. E. Eron, President
Sunday Morning Lecture Forum
Mt. Morris Baptist Church
Dr. J. Gardner Smith, Director
Miss Gertrude Herrmann, Secretary
Sunday Night Conference, Church
of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn
Rev. John Howard Melish, Chairman
Rev. R. B. B. Foote, Secretary
Sunday Evening Forum
of the Labor Temple
Rev. Jonathan C. Day, Director
The Washington Heights Forum
Harry Lichtenberg, Pres.
John Lyons, Secretary
The Woman's Forum
Miss Helen Varick Boswell, Pres.
Mrs. Henry Allen LeVey, Sec.
Y. M. H. A. Forum
Rabbi A. G. Robison, Chairman
Jack Nadel, Secretary
Yorkville Forum
Rev. Lyman Howes, Director

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Albany (N. Y.) People's Forum
Fre1 C. Phoenix, Secretary
New Rochelle People's Forum
Judge Martin J. Keogh, Chairman
Public Community Forum
(Geneva,- N. Y.)
Rev. Kenneth A. Bray, Director
Utica (N. Y.) Reconciliation Forum
Rev. W. C. Selleck, Director
Hackensack (N. J.) Community Forum
Rev. Arthur G. Singsen, Chairman
Hoboken (N. J.) Forum
St. Paul's Church
Rev. Waldo A. Amos, Chairman
Jersey City Friday Evening Forum
of the First Congregational Church
Rev. Harry L. Everett, Chairman
Mrs. Ada Parran, Secretary
Montclair (N. J.) Unity Forum
Rev. Edgar S. Wiers, Chairman
William Rockwell, Secretary
Newark (N. J.) Socialist Forum
Dr. Louis Reiss, Director
Summit (N. J.) All Souls' Forum
Rev. F. C. Doan, Chairman
Alton (Ill.) People's Forum
Rev. W. Rupert Holloway, Director
Cincinnati (0.) The Forum
St. Andrews Church
Sanford Showes, President
Detroit (Mich.) Open Forum
Frederick F. Ingram, Director
Ralph F. Holmes Secretary
Newport (Ky.) St. Paul's Forum
Rev. Lester Leake Riley, Pres.
San Diego (Calif.) Open Forum
Rev. H. B. Bard, Director
Springfield (Ill.) Fellowship Forum
Frank Waller Allen, Director


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The Open Forum is a combination of the -university and the New England town meeting. It provides a platform from which the expert
may speak and an audience which has the privilege of participating in the discussion. Those who are interested in this growing movement be-
lieve that the democracy of discussion is essential to the democracy of government.
The methods and purposes of the Open Forum make it the most democratic movement of modern times.
The Open Forum turns a penetrating light upon our industrial and social problems. It neutralizes extremes and encourages a con-
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From Cooper Union, New York, the Open Forum idea has spread to social centers, universities, churches, clubs and other organizations
throughout the United States and Canada. Its development has been remarkable and it promises to be a bridge across the chasm of mis-
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has been open we enrolled twenty-five new Forums, not counting over a hundred Forums that were organized in Indiana by the Citizen's
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Detroit Labrt~otor. CUs,

Gentli enz --

)Iindly tetu-Mrn ie thi- IbrAto ter ,*u iL i.3-ind b y

fr -ight, to tili ,-lin L.

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KANSAS CITY. O10. MIAMI., FI A.


iEerglarp IG nb iales (Enmpany

E. C. HOWNE. WASHINGTON, D.C., HEADQU I TUR,
C.ENERAL AGENT POR T1K 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY Y.S LANU. OURAY BUILDING
PuoNu MAIw 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 w'th 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. Ono 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. 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 frcm $24 and 4.30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gono, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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.


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Tour letter" CaIe too late for me
to mee your people. if thy ri.turn to L. -itiouit my

se" -ingti ?1 al hlo:l yo- wil s1 s. e thtga righLt anay;n r d, if it

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IOJNC BUILDING 22T, 12Tn STII.I.T
KANSAS CITY, MO. NI'Ai1I, Ii A.


errglahb K.anub Oakes Teompany

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON. D. C., HBADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PRONE MAIN 4260

Dear Sirt-

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

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

Visitors, constantly coming to us from the 'Glades, are 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'.erglade lands. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades-- one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently called, and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of'180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is n,owalmost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by-new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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.


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Gentlemen a-.

On Mlylat., I aPnt yeu tJUI followin.night letter;--
Rles;rdine: 0iauLzx GnilGPDew Ne.238 C 519 plenas
viir "Th1n saipyed. whether on- botteo is remet-
T "'qLrlier slhia'ed kneel: down or with pnrts
connected. NIaber and width of betterap. whether r
&hiprsinE by fast -freixghit. h'huither t ra 2ing.
"Tere shiwont i., new. hM en ? m:y be' exp-cted here."

Net'iitjLe tending tA' extr:-ordinti r'crI rodr by fetr
firm in the. att.mEpL to sthip ti .-1plYe to nmi :ifter it ;ena orrdered with cash
Dec.S3%, it strike me as even imer antoundinic that aftere r 6 ddayii bheuld
net even yet have rec eir-d ,a reply to tJiin wire. I want to inoie whether
I can aee thie plmyr, if it rver reachOes am. i hI.rv told you I ;at ordering
P light tracter,in ploo- of UiatherAYy ene I 3 1)'f been ug:ling. All thi I
explained to you in my letter of April 234

I hove nor dmtire te be unparll;aia.ntarybut I feel tlnt if tilis
correspendenos of*eurs had sinoc Dec.Xd%. were b -f re your prospeotive ous-
temere theresulti wemld be very damaging to ya'ur baUnlnsL. oet thatZ hnPT
any theuaht of publishing it, but I simply o:unet underatnnd Lhow: .' firm
oeald hrve lived is long as yaear has done a.nd attained its prosperity
wile doing buainee-' by the methodn you hwive Purasued in thii anse


Very trfly yeuar-.






CBENERAL OPPICER, SOUTHERN OFFIgFB
LONG iiTILDING 227, 12Tn STRE~.
KANWSAS CITY. 1M0 MlIAM.l I-I A.


iEurglabr ianh 'alps Qnompany

E. C. HOVE. 'WAOINGTON, D.,. HEADQUARTERBs
CRIKRRAL AGENT POR rTHun B'B G. STREET, N. W.
tOMIPAM'Y "a I.anis OUl'AY BUILDING
PH.OB MlAlN 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 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 cliniate. 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 Uiami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

:e-erglpde 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 fiftyydollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headquarters. To those who have not yet bought we can present THE 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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Lake worth, Florida.
May 7th, 1917.




Mr. T. S. Will,
Fort Lauderdale,
Florida.

Dear Sir:--

The following appeared in the Chicago Tribune of May
4th:

"Lansing, Mich.- To help increase the production
of foodstuffs in Michigan the state public domain
commission announced today that potatoes will be
planted in the forest reserve of the state. As
much acreage as possible will be planted within
the next two weeks."

Why should not the State of Florida follow the example
of the State of Michigan by planting corn and potatoes and other
staple crops on lands which are at present lying idle? Articles
have been published recently saying that the "South will starve"
because in this world's famine the North should not ship to the
South the wheat, corn, oats, and flour in the same quantities
as the South has consumed in the past.

It is the duty, therefore, of the citizens of Florida
at this time to make their State as nearly as possible self-sup-
porting, and the State itself, through the Trustees of the Inter-
nal Improvement Board and its Department of Agriculture might
take the lead and set an example to its citizens in this move-
ment by putting under cultivation at once reclaimed lands in the
upper Everglades.

There is now before the Legislature a bill, one clause
of which proposes to make an annual appropriation for an Experi-
mental Station in the Everglades. Why not change this to a farm- /
ing appropriation for the duration of the war of a sufficient
amount so that the Trustees could at once buy the necessary trac-
tors and other farm machinery to put a large area in the upper
Everglades under cultivation in staple crops.

A tax of a few cents an acre on the land in the Drainage y
District would give sufficient capital to start the work. As an
owner of Everglades land I would gladly pay such a tax, and I be-
lieve that Everglades land owners as a whole are a patriotic
body who would gladly pay taxes for such a purpose. This method
would not cost the tax payers of the State of Florida outside of







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the Everglades one cent. Possibly the State would deem it ad-
visable to make an appropriation out of State funds of an amount
equal to the amount to be raised by a tax on the Everglades land
owners, thus doubling the fuDd. It is probable that if the State
would make this move, Government aid would later be received
which would greatly increase not 'nly Florida's but the country's
food production. 4

You probably have read that the United States Govern-
ment proposes to make an appropriation of Twenty-Five Million
Dollars towards increasing the country's food supply, also that
lands under Government reolamatiou.projects in the West, which
are not now being farmed, may be put under cultivation by the
Government.
This undeveloped land under irrigation projects in
the West cannot be put in shape to harvest crops until the fall
of 1918. The time is too short to organize and get the land
ready for a crop in 1917, but in the South there would be still
time to get a large acreage in condition for planting before
September. A crop of corn or potatoes could be grown at that
time, and another crop planted in February after frost danger is
over, thus making two crops that could be produced by the spring
of 1918. In the West it would take till the fall of 1919 to
produce these two crops.

It is probable that in the spring of 1918 there will be
the greatest food. shortage the world has ever experienced, and
the cultivation of western irrigated lands in 1918 and 1919 muld
not relieve that shortage in the least.
I believe that at the present time 100,000 acres border- 4/
ing the lake and canals, could be farmed in the upper Everglades,
without any additional drainage except field ditches, and that
equipment and labor could be drawn from portions of the Northern /
States and Canada where farming is at a standstill for eight
months in the year.

If the State Legislature will make an appropriation to
commence this work immediately and thus demonstrate the belief of
the State that results can be obtained in the quick production of
crops on these drained lands in the upper Everglades, it is prob- ,
able that the United States Government will aid to any reasonable
extent.

If you think favorably of an appropriation for farming
in the Everglades, and feel as I do that it would be a patriotic /
move, I hope you will take quick action toward getting this matter
before the Legi lature.

Yours truly,


HJB: FM


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NEW VORK CHICAGO
KANSAS CITY FORT 'IVORT-
PORTLAND
ORIGINATORS OF THE
CATALOGUE .BUSINESS
vVWM A CULJTIS
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*MR.THOS.E.WILL.
FORT LAUDERDALE. FLORIDA.
CHICAGO,



5/7/17.





DEAR SIR:-


In reply to your letter of April 28th, we are pleased to give you the
following information in regard to your order for the Olimax gang plow,
2880 619.

The three bottom plow was order ed sipped direct from our factory in
South Bend, Indiana, Apr ', under invoice #L 224492, This plow
has probably been shipped We are writing the factory forfull partio-
ulars, and will promptly notify you in another letter to follow very
soon,

This plow is shipped 'knookedgown' so you oan be certain to receive
it complete, Instructions were given when the order was placed with
our factory to have this shipment rushed and in a letter we are now
about to send them, we will include instructions for them to follow
with track ,

Yes, we are sending three.aottom plow. It will.J, possible for you to
rqMPe q.p of the bottom and use the other two in case the tractor can-
not pull with the three bottoms attached.

The writer will hold your letter and all papers pertaining to this or-
der on his desk, and keep in close touch with1yu until delivery is ef-
fected.

Yours very truly,


MONTGOMERY WARD a 00.
AW.126B. g. L 224492.


9. aAMt


PLEASE WRITE YbU RANSWERON THE ACK OF THIS LETTER.
IT WILL H ELP US TO SERVE YOU MORE PROMPTLY.


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OFFICE OF
I' MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
CHICAGO

Our factory has not yet reported shipment
of the merchandise shown on the other side of
this card and we are writing to-day to find out
whether or not shipment has been made.
We will write to you as soon as we get
their answer, so that it will not be necessary
for you to write to us.
Yours very truly,
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
POMM 1240








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My dear Mr. NickrrSrasen:;

Off to O.thia i erning. Can't
get a werd re *er rodd. ill11 you kindly se* tluiat the
bill is bein!: take n orre *- 'Tile aseslon is advanc-
ing,Biigers is to leave Bd.ef Trade,and thin s may
g. wrenm: if not watched losely.

THe$io. you laay Wa kj ranitktance osen.
Think sl11 hVy-i a.om -*eod hown to r-pert.


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GENERAL OFFICES SOUTHERN OFFICES i
LONG BUILDING 227, 12TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, F;


EverglabP Sanb Bales companyy

E. C. HOWE, WASmNGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4260

Dear Sir:-

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

The Fi st-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. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over twenty years ago, and the other, later -
have recently ca.lt-j,:i and strongly confirmed our statements regarding the
character of the lands and climate. Still others tell us that we understate
the facts, and that "the half has not been told."

Not long since, one caller bought of us ten acres, then twenty,
then another ten, and started for Miami. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Everglade lands are going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willing to ,r.'chafe at $60 and $80 per acre, at which figures,
also, we have lands to sell.

Our office is now at 809 G Street, N. W., in the Ouray Building,
one of the best office buildings in the city. We are on the ground floor,
and have a fine window with southern exposure, in which are displayed choice
products from the 'Glades. Crowds stop, day and night, to inspect it. Our
lantern lectures, reinforced by new slides, are given Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday nights, and are finely attended.

We shall be glad to welcome all our friends, old and new, to our
new headqLerters. 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,



















EMORYV Al MAL
.ILINu
HARVARD
HOWARD
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA STATE
JOHN MARSHALL LAW
KANSAS AGRICULTURAL
LA CROSSE NORMAL
MASS INST. TECHNOLOGY
MICHIGAN
MIDDLE TENN. NORMAL


S Intercollegiate Socialist Society
EDUCATIONAL BUILDING
70 FIFTH AVENUE, Corner 13th Street
NEW YORK CITY
Axsuctiv Conmmnrls
Preddent: J. (. PHELPS STOKES, Yale Treasurer: MARY R. SANFORD. Vassar
Ilt VIce-Pres.: FLOPENCE KELLEY, Cornell Secretari: HARRY W. LAIDLER, Wesleyan
2d VIce-Pre.- ERNEST POOLE. Princeton / $ Or FREDA KIRCHWEV, Barnard
JESSIE ASHLEV, N. U. Law *' WM. P. MONrAGUE, Harvard
LOUIS B. BOUDIN N. VY.U. Law B JOHN SPARGO
EVANS CL4RK, Amberst L iiin HELEN PHELPS STOKES
W. E. B. DU BOIS, Harsard '-i CARO LLOYD SIROBELL, Va.sar
JESSIE W. IHUOHN. Barnard / HELEN L. SUMNER, Wlle.ley
NICHOLAS KELLEY, Harvard WM. ENGLISH WALLINO. Chicago
PAUL KENNADAY, Yale CHARLES ZUEBLIN. Norlhwesters
Object:
"To Pramete an Intellisent lutrem t is Socialism Amoan Collage Men and Woman "
Executive Sec'y: ALICE K. BOEHME


'ay 1 .17.


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CHAPTERS AT:
MISSOURI
NEVADA
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
OBERLIN
OHIO STATE
OHIO WESLEYAN
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
PENN STATE
PITTSBURGH
PRINCETON
PURDUh
RADCLIFFE
REFD
RICHMOND
RUFGPRS
SIMPSON
SOUTH CAROLINA
SPRINGFIELD
SYRACUSE
THMPLE
UNION THEOLOGICAL
VALPARAISO
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VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON (WASH.I
WASH ING TON-JEFPERSON
WISCONSIN
YALE


u- ,c ripltiron


/ Will ycu not, at tni tic -, rr

to the wor K: of this Sccity?:

Of ti- many activities, the work in the field will, I


am sure, inter-st -cu. Si-.c-C the first of Tovember, Harry L3Aidler,;


4hn Sparo an RCos P-~.'r St-rs ha'v= visit i over 100 colligEs,

spoke .for- 70 economics 3l.esse, to nr-arly 40,000 students

an.d C000 others -- the- cj:ct of .th Sic -t bting fulfilled

n this large measur-, -s trips o.ly partly pay for themsilv

by ti" cor.nibuti-os of clubs, Socialiat locals and such groups.


The emaii.ir of the :: -.- .ist t., :-t by such help as you and

others vill ive, The S city n-s .400.00 rmor than is in


sight, to c-.rry us to Octcber lst.

Hopin. that you will .ive as oenirously as possible,


I am


Sincer ly ,


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The fellowint endorse the Objcr f the Sacitrl:
Prof. C A. Adams. Harvard Prol.Theo. D. A. Cockerell. Col. Prof. Ellen Haves. Oberlin Prof. Vladimir Karaperoff. Cornell Prof. Thoa. D. O'Bolger. Penn.
Prol. William Frederick Bade. Prof. Morris W. Croll. Princeton Prol. Frank H. Hankins. Clark Prol. F. L. penned,. Harsard Prof HarryA.OverMreet.C.C.N.Y.
Psaifi Theolog. (U. ol Cal.) Prol. Lindsav Todd Damon. Brown Prof. Geo. McL. Harper. Princeton Prof. Gustav A. Kleene. Trinit Prof. Nathaniel Schmidt. Cornell
Prof. Emily G. Balch, Wellesley Prof. Franklin Edgerton. Penn. Prof. Gorham W. Harris. Simmons Prof. W. P. Ladd. Berkeley Diviniv Prol. Vida D. Scudder, Weleleley
Prof. Ernest S. Bates. Oregon Prof. Charles P. Painani. Prof. Allred Hayes Jr.. Cornell Prof. William A. McKeever, Kansaa Prof. Chas. P. Steinmelz. Union
Prof. Charles A. Beard, Columbia Union Theolog. Prof. Charles B. Hedrirk. Prof. P. A. McKenzie. Pisk k H.Streiof DePa
Prof. Thos. P. Beyer. Hamline Prof. Kuno Praneke. Harvard Berkelev Divinity Prof. T.S. McMahon. Washington Prof. Frank H eea
Prof. J. E. Bnyle. North Dakota Prof. Chester N. Gould. Chicalo Prof. I. W. Howerth. Calilornia Prof. Lionel S. Marks. Harsard Prof. Henry Taber. Clark
Prof. P. A. Rushee. Colorado Prol. Orthon G. Guerlac. Cornell Prol.Arthur P.Hunl.Gen'l Theolog. Prof. Herbert A Miller. Oberlin Prof. Wilbur i. Urban. Tri
Prl. P. T. Carlton. Albion Prol. Thomas C. Hall. Prof. Meyer Jacobstein. Rochester Prof. W. P. Montague. Colombia Prof. Cen Ray Wicker. Dat
Prof. Edwin L. Clarke, Hamilton Union Theolog. Prof. Morris Jastrow. Jr. Penn. Prof. Scott Nearing. Toledo Prof. J Zedler Aa


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R. P. PADDISON. PRESIDENT T. J. CAMPBELL. VICE PRESIDENT W. H. DACAMARA, TREASURER C H ELLIS. SECRETARY
THE GULF STREAM CITY-ON THE DIXIE HIGHWAY
ORGANIZATION-T. J. CAMPBELL CIVIC AFFAIRS-R. J. KISHPAUGH TRAFFIC-H. G. GEER PRODUCTS-J. M. BURGUIERES PUBLICITY-C. .ELLI -
ENTERTAINMENT-S. C. WARRICK LEGISLATIVE-G. G. CURRIE MERCANTILE-A. E. SMITH REAL ESTATE-E. N. MOSES 1 fl


We t -alm erarF BoNarb of orabr
L. G. BIGGER, MANAGING SECRETARY
No. 4 ARCADE BUILDING


WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA


' .' 9, 1917.


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ergades t o-o p l'* 4 ""- oia o ni? f yin- u" .. of
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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 under cultivation.-See 13th Biennial Report Dept. Agriculture, State of Florida


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.IN SHEEN. PRESIDENT
J. : ONALD. VICE-PRESIDENT
L. E. 't.'SLER, TREASURER
ELWYN I. MOSES. SECRETARY


SUCCESSOR TO
SHEEN'S REAL ESTATE AGENCY
MOSES & HEISLER REALTY CO.
WALLACE R. MOSES


REAL ESTATE
WINTER COTTAGES
COLONIZATION TRACTS
FARMS LANDS
SURETY BONDS
LOANS
FIRE INSURANCE


Consolidated Realty Co.
Of Palm Beach County


OFFICES-223 CLEMATIS AVE.; 308 CLEMATIS AVE.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.


FLORIDA EAST COAST RY.
FLAGLER SYSTEM
MODEL LAND COMPANY
BOSTON & FLA. ATLANTIC
COAST LAND CO.
A. H. SAWYER, TRUSTEE
FRANK H. SWAN, TRUSTEE
PRUDENTIAL LAND COMPANY


May 11, 1917.


Dr. Tho.s. E. Will,


Laud_"i l.le, Fla,


I find your letter of April on my desk ur-,n my
return to the city after practically a ..onths' absence. I
regret v-_'r much the deloy, but sinoe :;; return I have e1--n
so v'- '-1,-y that I have not had an opportunity to get in
touol '.e Okeechobee F.-.- situation but have noted that the
er.. inert surv.-;y L- :er. : ,;:leted, but I doubt if the
n-..ireer's T:crt has been .rl.l to the County Comminsi-n-
er,. "'hen this reort is in and accepted the next k;4e will
'- the preparation of specifications and the advertising for
bids for the construction of the : .

I will have an o---.rtunity of seeing Mr. Lookwood in
the next few days and if there is anything of interest will
advise you further.


"ith best wishes, I am,


Yours sincerely,


Consolida.1 -r:'ilty Company.


. M


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MEMBER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE BOARDS
WE SPECIALIZE IN PALM BEACH REAL ESTATE


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WM.5 & :i
SUTTON & SUTTON.
L AWYE RS.
SUITE 310 POR'SMOUTH F-UILDING
KANSAS CITY. KANSAS
TELEPHONE 314 WEST.


May 11, 1917.


Prof. Thomas E. Will,

Fort Lauderdale,

Florida.

Dear Sir:

We have received no reply to our letter of January

4, 1917. Unless we hear from you promptly, accompanied by

compliance with the terms of former letter, viz: with payment

of the interest and $500.00 reduction of principal of the

note, we will proceed to collect it in the usual way.

'Yours truly,


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torneys or the Estate of
C. B. Hof man, Deceased.


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