Business Correspondence. July 1, 1917- July 31, 1917

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Business Correspondence. July 1, 1917- July 31, 1917
Series Title:
Business Correspondence
Physical Description:
Mixed Material
Publication Date:
Physical Location:
Box: 5
Folder: Business Correspondence

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID:
AA00000147:00055

Full Text














1't/Laudor3 -i1 ?, ., July 1, 1j1'7.




I'r. 'i,. C.:Geaver,
"'*-h .lliin;gton,:)., C.

'y dear rt. unv'er.--.




I':.u still n: bpp4?. r tl:,de'3 booster. J;r' i i.- no

It'a s :att r of 3cnooeld;e.

1vR a Very intrer-ting to,'n it-, proposi:ion on ny
Sn.^ X -ition, -iR t J si t, collt0 upon "I

.i podroduce, .'>i3't all e, dy -.0 :in. t1' crops
it look 3 s thioug ,e ougi to do 1Alitl .", -(0nl,..
'T, t' ts wvl t I'" .ttin: :e~?rdy -o do.

I could tell you'; lot0but n.J. t-'i- till Im sur'
I' ve found you.

d*el.. l,;r .1. V (ill tJ 'inks Okeel,'int wil.l ;;o-;,' 4 o butter
pl -o in 'lhio (h]1 to live -tILIi L',1doe:?,in. ( -nrion is mar-
ried 'aiin uliforninvhere tie re:rcury ,':OB uf :.o
115 "nd 1O in :3 un r, JL:u4nc< i< tilu.> oldest in-
]bitn of Ur Gldt<. Gertrd, thin,;' she
would lik .. to vtrite youw

Ho4o3e tiin1gs3 nr," roiii, well -wi lt you. Senuiiui a lina


Cordi.-lly yours,






GENERAL OFFICES SOUTHERN 'FI L
LONG BUILDING 227, a1TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAJI, FI.A.


TEerglaib e4aub lfttr Tompany

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS,
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. WV.
COMPANY'S LANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MA-N 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 3troinly 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,











9bw7


a-llzeez


~-7~1-- '/7 'V -


K
~
/







- Cf -7Z

7/4htf4, Y.
,, /. Y


%4


<^^f' 0 &^^ d^^2 'V^ n,^
A ,AA M M
^ 4~ ad, i-Va 7:








as




/ 7 7 # L ^ ^ n







7// &
w6'




S!'~# f97;Af^-f^/^~w/t^



-rf
S /^- -^z^ ^ -r r^/va7 ^ -r








/r
/~C ^ p^*r /* r^









fM / r at z u^ .i -













4






^ / ^<^ ^ -/ *7
^%f ^^4lf ,/A~








.' . . . . .


,. '53
'. .a '


Pryors ".'. r

ly 4c Nov : .
; ta tXai'cA -dii tI 4 ; -. J o, '' n -; w *"' .'' -
pOinta r'I9ead in your v41 .,grma Ia Juns 25-( '" d ;zou.: Y 'o or Ju'Z n 27
59j17-i.t th th,- folLowin, results:-- .

TININIG 'O-YK:-o : r. -i' ,sd "r. .:oupt-d: axae UixiL;t.,o t upoI: L,.
p3l-c"j and 'giln work :as soon ;n pos :iblI .uLt t *o) iai- Sanl in[ be-
ing us"d ii tV? cnil to r ove, a' j]rede. ;ir3 vill .;LI-- fA- iys'
d elly. At ' ',* an* tri-e, .'o10n l' ztr1 n !s. ?1o'p4r (3p-'t-are dimAll.'d ;itUi an
:-t '+ck o.? mnlari.~-- tle fivnt Iiclcn I r:i tJU't:',, evea'r aid iin -;iorldn.
They exp ct to. e o7e '.&JiAi no.n.
;Fr'-;LGiT C" Q2 OJU.':-- ?h op3.r I.TrOe thirt i' i fi.- f(ir ecih to
p-y hiir, F nO fri!t ind hnnn -hr ,:h-r-*,: '*th;'.r ,v' divi'ndLOn be on the
oni hiir, I --,1n l t'."'?-- t ir i," ?-'I o .l I 11-0. ..nn.. hi- r ln,

SV Y.S:.-''eE'e n e', unt d-. bult oncf? ,7s th.-v ir.i* not return t i.

HOG-;:-- r. Coop? .r. i -. v s -i #.itl V ]ire Idea of r i .-i:; eu,;.:. Il : .'. be
Ald .Ob in as so0 n1 ;'a 1nou.;J f00 .: ;.:? *.i.dy.: cu2 L:1iL be rA;i ed
on thc p3 Ce. It pog t*. t th servicSo i :e rf bunr u- biL.hir "d.

Ao.'",:--. r. 2'ooeTr -aL a ti.4t tii4. 2Ofjiio, on t".i i' Y'tt--r cal iTit
a litt- w/hila,worr: proc ti .r mairanwIwile Un ,L.. pil. 1 ,1,.-o:d on in o lt.-
ter of June lIith.t-t. .<[ti' i, di.3pos.3d to onai'id !V t ,.: proposition
mad,.o in youa- ister, of Jun.'27th.li 'vorablXy. MoTvwzr, I-ti quoution of
ee*d maust e consati:rt d.rJ A ;oid de:;l of ;:a? f, hior,;. cn be r ied
on t4%' np ioe. ;rhowv2.er,tut. Im bought. le skrs wlvh't proposition
you -ou"..,: mTik c r*wvgrrain, U.'wy. --. n:."r tx' u pua a.:.Id r'ced.

i '.ib'i". k U .'-:"t .""}3.;t,.-The** iJu twv-.L Z tt Alttl o'lone nry ba,
bor 'aoed during, firqt. qio.-on.

PL !T;I.HU 5 IN;l II.G Y R( tPY. ":; '"..' H fil ]/12L: J.) ite !' ,.30i ;X, .';. I.'.,IL :
1tr. Cooi. :. .Al.'4 P ie hi. ta i taitt.r c:nn. -- u;r;;."n ed. .*



I nv, tan! tY nov ,'d'aae to ia ;,. !jj'iv
; _.- ,




0 L, ,, -











routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
kverglades lands to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, because I BELIEVE
that, while it io now selling at $50, $60, and $80 an acre in ten-
Ssore tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a short time
until it will be worth $500 an aore. The reputation of the great
State of Florida and that State's great resources are behind the
drainage of the Everglades -- when drained they will be the GARDEN
SPOT OF THE WORLD and famous the world over, and those fortunate
enough to buy now, while the price is, comparatively speaking, on
the ground floor, will, indeed, take pride in their foresight and
judgment. The national -- I might almost say international --
reputation of one of the greatest drainage engineers is behind this
great reclamation project. Please investigate it. Above ALL things
get some of it NOT and reap the benefit of near-future values. In
my opinion, you cannot invest your money to better advantage anywhere
else in the country.

If you cannot work the land yourself, we can show you how it
can be worked for you.

Make up a party, go down to the Everglades and see this won-
derful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twice
a month. You will return glad you went, glad you bought.

Come to one of our stereopticon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests. Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our sdil exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just whaL it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made
from photographs taken by an employee in the Government Printing
Office. All these things will convince you that HERE is your op-
portunity -- the one you have been looking for.

Ladies are particularly welcome at our lectures. We can refer
them to one of their number in the Pores~ Service, who returned from
a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy.

We can help you to pay for your land -- oome and let us explain
how we can do this.

Don't throw this letter and literature into the waste paper
basket. Please read it carefully, then pass it along by so doing,
you will not only accommodate us, but your friends still more.

Come and see us at your lunch hour, or on your way home from
the office., We are centrally located, on the ground floor. Our
address is 809 G Street, N. ., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4260. We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.




Encls. General Agent.









Bttflo ** I .noflsomwBq nTt Ana neom :1 s s
*. m~ift[ 1 9e-e sed TI 1I avr1me8.1
-set at *ts Cs Gal ba '084 ,0t $6 3rIiles won *at st as0e hstd 01t A
et htodAs a Std ed 11iv t almovsaq iietos YeIs no aont erton
ts eI edta to notA luq9'r sdT .emcoa na 00S driew ad ML1w tl I tn a
8a-1 ee-Moser *aeri *'ataJU nt8 ha sht"roL to 1s8S8
Ps, e i1tw 'edS fentarfl npdv -- msbsrsaiv edit 7o eantfarb
B eviltartjol 80t00 na ,l.vo kloi eatt strBma brs 0ROW AST 10 TOa8
i1,"', M fitflj!itla & t^o ,8eolq 9ned eIli@v ,ww w-od c: dguone
IA&a .$d3ztais t t1e8d at obte q ejsta ,6beebajt ,111w ,ooll0 bneo'T 6.{ ,.
-- lanotiMnTIJiglwsstealdestakthth .USM^dbtR( 1 o pdA
Ss-A" wiAwau SajzlBwarfahzVaK.e&r*a4oryS9 ofr fjWune 27
(gg tginw sfA3*SsMalpU .:ejoTrq naotsmatLeoi tleea
. i,-.? ia a e .e. -,.-
al bIS1 o*r ,WS *oon a8. s tbIemar.B Wes "M iun b -
te nl t re ,ve a mde. 3Bhi*~ will cuoe f er dAnys
Y Entho A a6WU 1Wne tamaw Idlsopur lnioled with an
.1 .tatR ex uaarL"-- tve tint stikn.*oe eeemBe*motsaBneMkdotn 3?lorida.
+. .&,Ah s-on, Tan. d go at ono' to you o0ac .
&a* Aha Webala~r edl Bt nob 0s 171,rmq A qu s1K
Al r !I.a M W a a ttaWg*ltstf for a&cL to
Sg iAtWr Si daon be on b t a
S. tw alUm r th S f-ra -hnlt plnn,


.. .... ,: .. . -_.:' .....' f o Aebh -t V4.urn ea,
U0 -- a n selo .6ool qo-IeNe aeirto lreno of emoD 1


-l0,- 16Pai a~'' .nd b1. b@
Cull jade
*eoloo~ no Salos o3 adI

'v on in *t -
rbthm quantl*n of



' t. at;ry be





A vim reng

088n sla 4 at al- U




. . ...






























































U


It.Lauderdale. Fla., July 3O1017.



Mr. C.H.Greathouse,
Rosalyn. Va.

My denr Mr. Greathouse:--
Our note for ttOiQ uaturau ngari on
th- 17the 1 aw writing Tir. Cluaxton hirIw-i tth, requesting n re-
newal. I hid hope the Feder'Al Jrrmh Tiona would b'o ripe" by
thi? tim., but they are not quit-e so here. In :mother 3 months,
from al ,oparsnces, they certainly ahouUldmand I ai hoping the GoT-
ernmient is taking enough interest in farmaingni, no tiut the war is
on nud the farmer ia more importiantthan tie s ldier,to see tihat
-et ti? benefit of ou- oreditas r.epresa.ted by oun land.

I shall be glad if you will see i.r. Claxton :giin about the
rT?newal. I should send : note mand out,but ] ?v-, no blink.

Some fine potatoes have just been sold off MDr grass lnd.
On brother's plca at New- Okeel'int ,, there Tw one of the finest
crAp' ever. We hn7( corn on saw prrns4 lnd inta riviln any
I ever 9?wi in the corn belt.
S!incerly yours,





.1.


-KANSAS CIT, MO. PHILI
,. HENRY G. RALSTON.
S'V.W. HELM,
"R M PRICE
WILLIS, p. MUNOER.



(INCORPORATED)
TeLEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
^ ^rA-.KJESTrIC QBLrILDIXGr


E C. MOWE. WASHINeTON, C., OrFFIC
OG.EMA. AGE-r. 'ra THE OURAY BU'LADING
CoM LA o 8 09 G STREET, N. W.
TE E.-- e ON MAIN 4260




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

One gay, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it t6ld me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 acras of it.

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
trom the I. 0. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aares have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

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













- . R 'T ."d . . ..
*. ,-, -, .. ,, t.Lo .o.wIXe," 9, 5j y ,S.X917..

S . .. n. . .. & -. -

l -." "* f'... a i d n

Lruns.";7 .Trva$( Co. ;- -, 2 .,, ,- : '. -.. -
Wn shinghton, i;. C,





"- -I)--- A t: dX.? v f ini' .d -.pu0i.t o 1 cl9. d0 e
Oac J Junto. rlrth. I wto .? -yuu- a 1l!ttir- flrOr !rny LTIV-e Ls-
cip. d your ftt tti.n. *Thee-f tr tire pcht'1 iJr. p F rtt tcul iir
In which I intretds li It y noretobeore
1)-- A liqt off d'-i&nlt' n7t.j lon{ on mn.11n c cident.
Inerly uet dy. shtupl atl bei gl-d ii yu c ne abovednote
:2) A chp.nr-I of W.it.0(0 redsJtl.2uth.enithwhich I do

and h 3) doubtl J.A.Ro-ou son you
returr. n. -ll 'contx-c.ttc. p' il to t,, LIB traifl-
action rep-or.:cnts ;S2OC.O0 to Pep.

:Totic2 of watu.-Lt'; of noti: ..or )609.00 rceivedir,
dnteJuly 17t;,. Our Yed'real 2r'-.1 Tbfui i)w itak]n mu'}i uoric Arlne
to gat il qh'3pr2 khau %vs aItLcipat1ad. It ac nearly rr'ni dy. I alill b..)w l-xld iL' ynu crin 2Pfonlvy thit above'note
?.g.in. I an 'ivritiryU Mr. g.llrfiCth;qouBs2e ]ieriith z tIl? annie,
and he will doubt ess a you soon.

;Sijice.lyoyomia", A Ta


T11
4.., .

3


4)


4' 4' '4 .


0 7..:


310 ~'3


30 r I -, 'I* 'I' *

bOL 01 .!1 '.

sL r 3. . I -
nu3 JiJ jU -;r ) ....,. ;." u .

5p ;a LtpfJ 9 If ': :. .-^ "-' ' :-' ;" -* ,
EA S- sq a 7 U4 p .' .*:, pt. ;. t '."' L.- .
LonflIu.e arP u8 0L.EIsI asrmgwuu aj i. s n:..sI}.j*s


4' 1


-1 ..


- .11. ,,U,'-'a
. -. L ...' i.. ... th. ats, ..,. .. h; 4.


' " e"
. .-
7 3 *A









-3-

routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
Iverglades lands to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, because I BELIEVE
that, while it is now selling at $50, $60, and $80 an acore in ten-
oare tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a short time
until it will be worth $500 an acre. The reputation of the great
State of Florida and that State's great resources are behind the
drainage of the Everglades -- when drained they will be the GARDEN
SPOT OF THE WORLD and famous the world over, and those fortunate
enough to buy now, while the price is, comparatively speaking, on
the ground floor, will, indeed, take pride in their foresight and
judgment. The national -- I might almost say international --
reputation of one of the greatest drainage engineers is behind this
great reclamation project. Please investigate it. Above ALL things
get some of it NOW and reap the benefit of near-future values. In
my opinion, you cannot invest your money to better advantage anywhere
else in the country.

If you cannot work the land yourself, we can show you how it
can be worked for you.

Make up a party, go down.ta the Everglades and see this won-
derful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twice
a month. You will return glad you went, glad you bought.

Come to one of our atereoptioon lectures -- otioe enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends ahd spend a pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests. Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our soil exgibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just whaL it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made
from photographs taken by an employee in the Government Printing
Office. All these things will convince you that HERE is your op-
portunity the one you have been looking for.

Ladies are particularly welcome at our lectures. We can refer
them to one of their number in the Forest Service, who returned from
a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy.

1e can help you to pay for your land -- come and let us explain
how we can do this.

Don't throw this letter and literature into the waste paper
basket.. Please read it carefully, then pass it along by so doing,
you will not only accommodate us, but your friends still more.

Come and see as at your lunch hour, or on your way home from
the office. We are centrally located, on the ground floor. Our
address is 809 G Street, N. W., --.Ouray Building, opposite the *
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4260. We shall always bl
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.


Enols.




; a M i V UL-e o0I LALy 4, 1 -7












I EA 4 a -

Mr. N.H.W iJ .' '
Pryor,0kl.. -'. 2 .. a 7
My dear orve'- 0 : ",i,.' "
,,Qu. e, .6/24 a ndle ior of 6/2'7 read. .losed f nd
receipts o I' 1 i pp :. op J Ot-rfaa c-pt o M e^ 3 -i p r u*tt f dr t ar 't- r
$97.00on tracts C-Go/IOkeelantaAddition. As shown on recelpttihisinmn /6.
L oludes;.- g.. ....
MT". N, W li, _AS .,l Ut i .,. . '- A ,.e*L r, 7"T 0.



4P.r O 7 : .. , .- '



p ..... ~ .. A s 4' 2200; .
y dea27r Una on Tracts 65-66 0.00 "

All of wio i. aouppl ../ a-ainst cotrAde'r of Tt/27 rd -56 ,noloeod find.
I am v-ery oq1 L4.ged.f.-i. ,.. t It rhe lps, I od A .dea. .

There w bi. lb.- a litite'zif, o ar' t' voindtenp .pt'taq,-^ 'Thn nabove
sold on t:i ed.eck here at $l.251 pI-r hnp4 el rap S '
Ammearlosing Alme your ohacl of flaij 8 nhorl14. o r^ransan S
Receipt was mant. you may 8th.( ej. ztf roireetred.g1 iia snd4djplicato.
Have Apnquirwd of Chat. G.olOdui.farxiair i 4 seed iantre.Co(per as
a farmer, etc Rzeas Jms- beo faringn at g-'od dfl'e',hLd Coper 3s on one
of his plecas. Rodes gives Ceopper a goud zna4ae. t.. tza.-he ia rather
easily disoouragred if tltuas do i'dt'go y4i"-h, %3tk. be.l.; out b1.iever
in the UpperQ-Gldes. Owns a' root' about "/2.' a ,9Uop; go.aw :k .-
Uustn't be.hard- Or-GrefhilAe ti&' yeriet to- privilege of fanling
a little on hi, own aoe.ount,.andppying all bills hLimself seemed, in the
cir umstanotsan -atital tj y trso ible..e*spe.,al y i.,inac lg a ntid taotes on the land. --T had be-" tyiigh; To:- norito1 to i;et good fnacers to
farm land ,reht-free,and wig.j little, aucceas, Jind tried to got G. onto
some of ray 19AP iidf6b '-" 'V.(a d,pf c1-iv.<,. U gpewApqpl& hIEr-to.oy ru3t',One
of the very 5&at thfing&- t43to l u b dun.'. Zo, a -piosof:aand ep asol3 'is to
raise a good&tQ Lf pkt.pta oh At. Oneo oQldr aaebstaftrd 4.'nflal of
whnt coast fY~fr a'py "fb;', ofrtf.r-.,,-sy ( r-. more per aRer,pW3 year-
to hire a m.nr o.i,. ;otpiis8 pn0 p il ..i0h. ,ArtrBas): Lana andgiLve him the
crop besidesir 1go4 0pp1r o ,tas.s n pto GlkB nad itucf 'ia
practically tbref ni 0t. L4190 At L-b wu&L'd rnsae ltttlt 'ore'noth..
ing before I, p 1bntt r c 4,te.r 'that., He WA- A'r dy And wil.L.
o Cing to put oi a4Q^aof Yy,'yandfdridhed t2eIoanBd.
That you did -i n sonas o.f ,uWth md'so:-ninfi d ao deo:(dd, are
ter advising hoo. n ', dh ( el,,Vit .aei rissn wit -to tt 'tg t for od y money
and I would' ;1fih44as Mak Vfrfni d* +6t 'f Afm
SeG. paid $8.004 0g6 eA b* ethtiAl 3A if ddi 6a 48' as
$11.00. I 14 j2ayrpja ipaasg aaniIBwS Mair6oM sib t (;i h)t,
You o 0 gg .a s f W6 r f6i V05 You o.f Ifthe
price is as h as seems probable. You have sone of the finest corn I
have ever seen. Then, again, sor? of you-rTo:-n,likr Bone oth'r corn in the
neighborhood,is ne.g. The explanation aSenro to be thit the good corn is

4 a









-I-


routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering .
vergladea lands to you because I BSLIEzE IN IT, because t BEZIKVl
that, while it is now selling at $60, $60, and $80 an acre in ten.
aore tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a short time
until it will be worth $500 an aore. The reputation of the great
State of Florida and that State's great resources are behind the
drainage of the Everglades -- when drained they will be the GARDEN
SPOT OF THE WORLD and famous the- world over, and those fortunate
enough to buy now, while Ahe price is, comparatively speaking, on
the ground floor, will, indeed, take pride in their foresight and
judgment. The national -- I might almost say international --
reputation of one of the greatest drainage engineers is behind' this
great reclamation project.. Please investigate it. Above ALL things
get some of it NOT and reap the benefit of near-future values. In
my opinion, you cannot invest your money to better advantage anywhere
else in the country.

If you cannot work the land yourself, we can show you how it
can be worked for you.

Make up a party, go down to the Everglades and see this won-
derful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twiet
a month. You will return glad you want, glad you bought.

Come to one of our stereopticon lectures -- notice.oenlosed.
Make up a party amonk your friends and spend a pipaaant, highly
profitable evening as'our guests. Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants take a sample of our soil exhibit
away with you, have' it analysed and prove to your own satisfaction
3ust what it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made
from photographs taken by an employee in the Government Printing
Office. All these things will convince you that HERE is your op-
portunity -- the one you have been looking for.

Ladies are particularly welcome at our lectures. We can refer
them to one of their number in tha Porest Service, who returned from
a visit to the Zverglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy.

Ie can help you to pay for your land -- come and let us'explain
how we can do this.

Don't throw this letter and literature into the waste paper
basket. Please read it carefully, then pass it along by so doing,
you will not only accommodate us, but your friends still more.

Come and see us at your lunch hour, or on your way home from
the office. We are centrally located, on the ground floor. Our
address is 809 Q Street, N. I., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4860, We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.


Very,


Enola.















po t to n .. .. . .. .'. - .: '
.H.7. (2) ,- A .- . .: "-; "' p4 "

yron poti-to In yi-.lrd.wo ca- i o a'neriy. a oca ra'- M'
btr nbvrfa. sl P ttQ.,. neve ]Ia3Qt.;i 3 ( K3:U t rttf l.r-- t'.to explae .




pl"=?,.'he i'.I "nw .' .na.t; cls, .' l ta^ ath':*^ hyth .n, ^, ^r p _'aiopon ,,d in our
section ye.-fin t- -- s. a -t '- : ~ r'of:,r o fti uh of t-eA ailton pnosomthe
beot-fam Ve itcorn evFa Thifa 3 i Ok pli rt. etrns awrf not ,horyI- is caught






S in ;nd ~We iu . i T / " .t,, our
S *'de an ; wa ai e .ntt j o... ] l t t n *
ectio n yo.t-- ^ a ast. 1uerof lead wro the.ilL of, coti ilto. p nacrted
up witef s.4. a'etj doy int Okeeami. Neither Wbouletnt, 0qt-it i yught
f Yvorbour- f pot't.,s ht m7 h44f loVLi]br ou6)S fhx a;ci y mCka nowe




-sowi c i tL. r lo.n e I -. .i 5. .A good -dv.
w...p0' to.r pin ytuj points with t .optiord wrr an ..u *')oaper
dry weat"i-te:i. io wrde J1niii- plerty if!'t I 1Ain.11zid ,.i7 it N4d.







gohich I n hir a i intory sr
thi bi ti Sforrab. c !e ii m L, do- '0 b1 i 'i



Shrallp wy ri'ty ..: 1 '1rontcv rnl hatd -r'^ bvt.: 4cw.#ith a thiu f ull
if you rhink il bn t.t ites th-w i be i L412. L a. ti-ti ow; wf.g tly i uke onow

o. 3l>?ping h-uourat .'e, 9 os .ijly njoy laerii p ood cortnk rigt onper
whicthe job. w- odi 'll Lgn. L>e '-i1 Lind .ti aves'* -taordy., 2 h r s ntrt
trct orhe t to be .'re t ie l is tr. to t,


If we do.*-t 0'vi'? toola -m rjain,v'r. Ui.4;iit &Uti ml WI ii. potatoes
t'ui3 fall. I a hoping $o-pu.t out R pr-tty; guod-siz.ed crop.
Th1e elery vsT- nft uiuc lbwu; Iif w hac hAcnior' ekiiU'ul'i would
h we- been be .t-r.' 'j1" Ivi'-- .!5 "1L r7is 6 d sunr': iood cel ery,. lieir. T!i1y
failed I sI t .yee .
ThV Jitl.-? .Uni-?or5 treto. '-ian r i asay; ('e '.Y. A l d-litritd over
it, It c!ntr puiJ2 li.k* B.it 3enbut it i 'n Szi tn jb- nor.' horapri;&d
can do t lo of.things.l .( n1:tit3u rnnnl. wise 1) lpiin out. e t.dpn't
eat so muoh*pnd rjpi;rg can be got in a hurtr it rr t n Pt il aqoa. The
AMfr. wintd i!425.0 for:max a cr-uTk.'rJnft bi crac dro if.to $71.q00 to
Bollinger,frpm wwop w.e ought. he Fbrd 'cr-ink shaft Coata -7,501 MhOt
illuutnatetae .. *' -
The- CLcoigsrp.aVe advertised for bid. fTo.: tJL' r.xd, 'ui, dd.of
Trade expeot'qpA:keep pueidngtIwa. -Ol Co.ruad bond Wk e 301(1 awid cash
put in bank 96 adosr UntsnirtA.i' &Iaar's In true of .ee Co.6 ot in
touch tereR. n.;gfSt g% t rK44 iA ltt them.
Plcn tiarceturwr tE UMcirfta Julj stl;.l Hop3e -tq see Lawrence back
pret soon. spuaWsCmrn~ixti -to'd 1et'bnto 'e..Xa :s&Aginn Hav- everything
arranged uatCsesat.flJ1R 49 C4 ji Ji* io
him wel Le LOaUtz asf y Be exayr2 'no
Sloy sends Desat wisihe3s.
Cordially your,









4--

routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I an offering
Everglades lande to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, because x BELIEVE
that, while it is now selling at $60,.$60, and $80 an asore in ten-
acre tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a short time
Until it will be worth $500 an aore. The reputation of the great
State of Florida and that State's great resources are behind the
drainage of the Everglades -- when drained they will be the GARDE
SPOT OF THE WORLD and famous the world over, and those fortunate
.enough to buy now, while the price is, comparatively speaking, on
the ground floor, will, indeed, take pride in their foresight and.
judgment. The national -- I mLKht almost say international --
.reputation of one of the greatest drainage engineers is behind this
great reclamation project. Please investigate it. Above ALL things
get some of it NOW and reap the benefit of near-future values. In
my opinion, you cannot invest your money to better advantage anywhere
else in the country.

If you cannot work the land yourself, we can show you how it
can be worked for you.

Make up a party, go down to the Everglades and see this won-
derful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twice
a month. You will return glad you went, glad you bought.

Come to one of our stereopticon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests. Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our soil "exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just whaL it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the hid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made
from photographs taxen by an employs in the Government Printing
Office. All these things will convince you that HERE is your op-
portunity -- the one you have been looking for,

Ladies are particularly weloome at our lectures. We can refer
them to one of their number in the Forest Service,,who returned from .
a. visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy.

SWe can help you to pay for your land come and let us explain
how we can dothis.

Don't throw this letter and literature into the waste paper
basket. Please read it carefully, then pass it along by so doing,
you will not only accommodate us, but your friends still more.

Come and see us at your lunch hour, or on'your way home from
the office. We arec-entrally located, on the ground floor. 'Our
address is 809 0 Street, N. W., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office our 'phone number is Main 4260, We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.




V Enl. General Agent.

is.





*4 -,,


7t.Lauderdal e. Fla. July 4,ZV17.




Mr. T, S. Jennings,
Jax. ,Fla.

My dear Sir:-

Your f vor of the 23d.ult WI a received. X
have recently oon.ulted w.ttl the County a5njjineer of Pair
Beach Go. to saoertain h3nt, chOngen in route your allonts
desire. t will atntethat thVes. cihang.s are quite inmaterial
to mA,and'that I have no dispowitioni,whtever to throw ,'iny
obstsclo in the way of making the chlunges de!ired.

Very t-y yours,































Si n ..,cr-nc'rq






S LONG, SUILDINHO,, D t
K ANSAS CITYMO. MD PHILIP 1 DLrimY
PHILIP S DELA11Y
HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V.W. HELM,
L. \ TR. M. PRICE ,





(INCORPORATED)
..' ,RANDOLPH 1773
NIAdJESTIC OBTLDING


E C. HOWE. WASHrINeTON, D. C., OFFICE
GENR.EAL A ENI FO THIE OURAY BUILDING
Co-MP y s .LANOS B9 0 STREET, N. W.
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




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

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

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

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

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

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

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


I


1.~


l.A
.~


.,I^


















Mrs. .J.Ballne, '
Lk .- r






dear. .: ., .a .. a r .;'

Your'. of the 50 .ult at had. -nclosed
find r oeitt fo.r $25.00 an t.4, CalJu 4y11,".
+ ."r A ..





Itook ou- nw Uni-2ord -traoto-- Id Okeelst, Jmud 2 .ah
.helped ':get *t sta-t ark f-'I nolya* d willr b bel eve- "axg-



gre.t help. Would be there nowbut -id, n (.- I I bick,- ndho-ve been

held u--byt hekea dnm which iy obstiuting nndigotion in ths. uanal
fo dear. fei ays.. naeto r o UP 1,'-in'Friday n'et. We

have a good littl,! m chin-,A hope to ph thn .
I shvll beaild if you c.qn int? *s% tany ofyour friX..d.s .n
ou-'- ruitcrest pr6poit..on. lith oi -re.s:-G,.te .,n, assured,
ad a rail ro'd -- f ran T p..,. ; --f 010V' N.t,- tok .auderd.l -..
promised,ajnd irood cron-i coming off in ou:: se-Tonpoopl, out to
wake up and geti.t at clood

find try t for25et 3 thue itl-ul ta of tue
P O. [ I -











m hinever frcived s' l le. _ers f ,anl rrs. m'o.ulouh rehl tly.
I I. pltoo oued nv Uni-o ord -trat o .ath tlnlt ha.; Ji tfl.an u





hed to gtP Lske north school. I only yaAsJ wi -i euld getl horbtf
Okeelan ood lut tVi, a clhiry, i j .Too lot ais yjt '

ou lt t oit i Gordiall -yours, d,
a ,.d a rail ro'd -- T .a ,TnnpW '.A. OlQ.UI'A, to ,uudntalz
promised id rod crops cumiing. of T"in ou: :i s F:' +t+'- "' "u t to






















gwake up adt ga.. .... r
nI tr y to 'orit te lwi t.us i l -as 1i. thik of the
aumetiulea Torgeta .we T" wa c :' ::. rby, -t.$i.,, nt kfl,..-" "t .lp 'i.















o 1 -. -., ". .,.


wr .~











routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
t Everglades lands to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, because I BELIEVE
that, while it is now selling at $50, $60, and $80 an acre in ten-
acore tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a short time
until it will be worth $500 an acre. The reputation of the great
State of Florida and that State's great resources are behind the
drainage of the Everglades -- when drained they will be the GARDEN
SPOT OF THE WORLD and famous the world over, and those fortunate
enough to buy now, while the price is, comparatively speaking, on
the ground floor, will, indeed, take pride in their foresight and
judgment. The national -- I might almost say international --
reputation of one of the greatest drainage engineers is behind this
great reclamation project. Please investigate it. Above ALL things
get some of it NOW and reap the benefit of near-future values. In
my opinion, you cannot invest your money to better advantage anywhere
else in the country.

If you cannot work the land yourself, we can show you how it
can be worked for you.

Make up,a party, go down to the Everglades and see this won-
derful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twice
a month. You will return glad you went, glad you bought.

Come to one of our stereoptioon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests. Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our soil exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just whaL it is and will do. We show-you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made
from photographs taken by an employee in the Government Printing
Office. All these things will convince you that HERE Is your op-
portunity -- the one you have been looking for.

Ladies are particularly welcome at our lectures. We can refer
them to one of their number in the Forest Service, who returned troa
a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy.

We can help you to pay for your land come and let us explain
how we-oan do this.

.Don't throw this letter and literature into the waste paper
basket. Please read it carefully, then pass it along by so doing,
you will not only accommodate us, but your friends still more.

Come and see us at your lunch hour, or on your way home from
the office. We are centrally located, on the ground floor. Our
address is 809 9 Street, N. W., Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4260. We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.

Ve r ru


Encls. General Agent.










** : ; : "f : .7. . : ,


. .. :r .- ,, 2 _1


Mr. : and're. : . y .-: :. -
Guqrdian LI fe In. o, .
e dis on, Wi

My dea: Mr.Waagrey;"- . -- CK1 .

-:. : : iSnloledfind.rlatpt for Atx $24.00,sent
June 32th. Tha r youst. This oompl.o1efyou-'.psr-smntson HaVuing
No.96. I presuman you will continue ptyl.a en 1-anXd1nea yr kthAd 71,
now : .-. **

S Our--Uni-Pord in working ftWuly. an'wo feel znuch encour-
aged. It is light fo- sam -i'ndf Of tvork,;bt 41ill be tey ser.
viceable,frai present indie machine is abesing bought byou: FJ.C.Asan. Thie otwir pmile aPlo have
on .
Fram- present indiCatiaonteit 'seen not iraprobabl't- ait
our whole F.C. section may be put wider tie plow this fall midwin-
ter. Thrs might have been done long go but for- a. nouet extra-
ordinary seri~W of hindrantas. Oui; bkg tr;atob- hai nmde a good
deal of trouble. In addition,a. gang plow I ordered,nnd sent cash
for. foil'wi"'wf-tX a -fumiliade.' o letters .and tel grana, did. not
reach sc. complete.ffl erl .ronths. sent 15 mail letters and
6 night( tel egraph) litters ,aniir the Jo'b up,.prepriing to order
from another fiV,i-hn thie machine finally came. The war pro-
bably hak -a.good deal with delay. in sh&pments. .It held qur big
tra cto.: rck many weeks. Fighting pviyd -- eonte pcoplqnt least,--
beotter than farming.
C .
i artiltL haven iurz uQAr Oldhol4dUigs and, tiiiaa contracts
with b4.ejasnidrSd than enoUOi. ta pay tial t.ite in-f.ull. In addition,
there qr. 'thouiandt of .dollar,aof. value in.:New, Oke'elmtn lo.1t i
which desXie we9 aslu. dra_ upon in t.- Itereat of ?ruitorest
develoi'nt, f.li.2 Croas'y1tate rodrnow an tred, the hail road from .
TaRmpa YA,,.0KTANTA to N"aderdul.alt,,ao opr-erontly aaured;nand the /
develop n ,Ap.f in oUr sieoonuas well as .t ie boom, drainage is gett4
ing frqo.i pe: ljg isLatUoan, should mik B it t ued more< as:r gBing
in our ,Aotindheraftert. -
n-. *
0LGS -' tTl eMbri a ia1ul4d' help are. ai1 onr rer1ininK .,C. hold-
ings-- Mp l.i,3 2Sa3Si *4a d100-atind lanve ne free fo' other
work, i Vawr4,..,A ,, ett,,e aole ave been Very ownhidorat.
in t'e flc a$pe qtaBdngr tair. UanwhlleI- !Ihbpnir to utilize 7
MIaer 'arm Loan in paying on ti! Utate contract.bor.ow.
land. he loai hasS-been delayed.but seems to be











routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
Everglades lands to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, because I BELIEVE
that, while it is now selling at $50, $60, and $80 an acre in ten-
acre tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a short time
until it will be worth $500 an acre. The reputation of the great
State of Florida and that State's great resources are behind the
drainage of the Everglades -- when drained they will be the GARDEN
SPOT OF THE WORLD and famous the world over,-and those fortunate
enough to buy now, while the price is, comparatively speaking, on
the ground floor, will, indeed, take pride in their foresight and
Judgment. The national -- I might almost say international --
reputation of one of the greatest drainage engineers is behind this
great reclamation project. Please investigate it. Above ALL things '
get some of it NOT and reap the benefit of near-future values. In
my opinion, you cannot invest your money to better advantage anywhere
else in the country.

If you cannot work the land yourself, we can show you how it
can be worked for you.

Make upa party, go down to thq Everglades and see this won-
derful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twice
a month. You will return gla4 you went, glad you bought.

Come to one of our stereopticon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant. highly
profitable evening as our guests, Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our soil exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just whaL it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored slides', some of which were made
from photographs taken by an employee in the Government Printing
Office. All these things will convince you that HERE is your op-
portunity -- the one you have been looking for.

* Ladies are particularly welcome at our lectures.- We can refer
S them to one of their number in the Forest Service, who returned from m
a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy. '

.We can help you to pay for your land -- come and let us explain *
how we can do this.

Don't throw this letter and literature into the waste paper
-basket. Please read it carefully, then pass it along by so doing,
you will not only accommodate us, but your friends still more.

Come and see us at your lunch hour, or on your way home from
the office. We are centrally located, on the ground floor. .Our
address is 809 G Street, U. W., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4260. We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.




ols. General Agent.















.t.Lauderdilje,-ja-.,July 4,1917.




'.r. J, Stu- rtLe-.is, Secy*,
I, I3o-rdi
e1 +ahta nul?, A'1tc.

L'y dear !ir. LoT^ :*--


Think you.

I 7rot Coiri::Assionrir 1Rcpne quit-- fully r gording;
iny p3y .ents so.i.. tii ince,:i'nl Jhoped hlie hJd 1i).:ught u,.
mAtter obeforn th-e ,:.r'."

I; ri 'e beaen exp 'ti; to :v.il 1 elf of tie Fed-
,ar'-L -rm Loin. It 1iir3 t:ke-'"1n much 1nor,? tir, for t1is to -be-
CoW.- 'v3 ail.-ibl ti n bo.d ben e xp ted. Iowvever,fron present
indic-tion3 mone,':a should he availnble .froa this source
befor v-.cy long, .


I I - 1. I I I'll 1. 1 .." 7, - I


Since ,?:y your;n,






LCONO BuHILDING, D C 'rr *
S'ANSAS CITY, M O. PHILIP S DELAV I
HENRY G. RALSTON,
c .WR. M. PRICEnD O
...._ G E" ,N .'" WILLIS R MLUNGER


.\.... "A Al At lsA NYt a
(INCORPORATED)
L- RANDOLPH 1773


\ M CHICAc~ o
E C. HOWE. WASHINSTON, 0, C., OFFICE
GEERaL A-,ENS O. rile OURAY iUILDoING
C~owma L : 809 G STREET, N. W.
tLEPHONI M4,IN 4260




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

One day, a piece of literature similar to the enclosed was
handed me by a friend in the Treasury Department, who had just re-
"k-1; turned from the Everglades of Florida. I read it carefully, applied
for leave of absence and inspected the wonderful Everglades region
for myself. So impressed was I with what I saw, and with what people
who are living upon this land and working it told me of their in-
comes from it, that I straightway bought 100 acres of it.

... On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
... buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Wishington business men,
practical, hardfieted farmers ~- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
.4)"1 are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. G., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
'"? : g -/, 2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. 0.,

Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
"J...1," place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
-.-duoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
4r and we can refer you to numbers of others.

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


. ..,















Ci ty.July 4,1917.



Dea r Mr. Mitclhell:--

AM 4olint up to Oko.enntn to-norrow. Aftor
what M r. Montgomery said about th story as pu blUshed being min.-
leading",I decided to se tliat thei rn-print was not. A hav'atiere-
fore prepared tVi encluaed to be run it th]w beginning. The
cl-ise re affid;4vits" need not be repeated. WitL tiho four-
column width, there should be rooun fo:- this adLJitional matter.

Sincerely yours,







_S- LONCG Bul.DING DIR.U JT "r lW 9 HI
K'ANSAS CITY,MO. PHILI s DC'i.N B

W ," w D c o ,. . .. .

WILLIS P MUNGE-



I.N ,ICORPORATED) TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773



"HO E WASHWINGTON D.N C.. OFFICE,
G1 C EeAL A..., FC. m -.. OURAY BUILDING
-MPA s .Bo 809 0 STREET. N. W.
ST .LEPHON. MAIN 4260




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

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aares have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who K~OW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

-'' Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
Place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
t'4fuoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
d we can refer you to numbers of others.

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




















Dec Coinrand Joiihnstone:3--

On June9th. I wrote you:--

I lost some record a rpc,'ntlyin a c-nnl acci-
d.3nt. Shill be gld to h'rve you cor:'ect the fol.
lowinf,, Liind supply nyQi d'ta thlt niy be missainr:--

Holding payment HRecpt.
___^t____ Amt. Ito.

27 1 17 ;10.00
2/1/17 10.00 9
S2/517 10000 V
:5/:51/17 10000 ?
4/5 0/17 10.00 9
I ]i.v. co'rd for r,?cer. ?pt:3 o. 35, 39 ,
404. PihT-P.. bo miu 'to Po'nd nuzaber0' of fo.l. o'i.ng
receipts'

As yet I JLve received n reply to tc e IboveC
need ,i L. to hl31p put zmy recoXCiS ill lshp .. I wan in a
bo t- wreck, iid c ie n..ad louii. y li .

3Sincerelyy your,


Ft. n;ude-d(sl .,Flar.,.July 4,1917.


I








i'" i '


NOT"


,^__ LONG BUL DiNG,
KANSAS CITY, MO. Ealargaz oNs N
KANSAS CrrY~Mo.~~PHILIP S. DELANY,
HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V. W. HELM,

S. TWILLIS P. MUNGERD









E C. HOWE. WASHINGorON, D. C., OFFICE
GENE-AL As.lM F. I THE OURAY BUILDING
C 809 STREET, N. W.
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




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

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

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

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

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

SAsk them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
f- place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
.Aducing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
yand we can refer, you to numbers of others.

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















J.'-.-L l ;.:L (2,.;la., July .,1. 17.




r. ,'d'v. "!.Denmth,
Box 105 ,
'0 L ti C" Mich.

"yV de: Vr, "'.muth;:---

I h'*'r ?no t t s'en you: renittnnim -.? or the
1 -t o-turdsy inT,,y amnd *t. .Or (I te inJue o/?y et.ve

0..iniey'1y 70u.-,







LC.NG BuILDING, I33.XIBCt E ORis
KANSAS CITY, MO. PHILIP S. DELANY,
HENRY G. RALSTON,
Ir Vict P RE.lDE.rT.
V.W. HELM,
R.M.PRICE,





I, INCORPORATED)
~" ~, S' -- y ^ ...., TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
NTAJESTIC 33iTT1LDING
C CHCA- GO .

C. HOWE. WASHINITON, 0. C., OFFICE
GE.Es-L AGENT FO H r.e ( OURAY BUILDING
COrMAN a L.NDS 09B G STREET, N. W.
T&LEPIHOME MAIN 4260




A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
0Cmmerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government servicefor something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

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


S'E





3Pt.!Aiod frdalfll,1la..July 4,1917.


My dear Mr.Ca 1Lnam:--

Glaid to hear froia you again.
You live in Okla. So does jy brother1r,.H.3fll( Pryor.OkJl
He has a' place in Sec.35,-- truct:s 65-66. On this plhco
on of the finest crope of potatoeia 'ver ooen has recently beon


I ma working on ., potnto-ralsing proposilon for tits
f11,and wrnt to sand it to you woon. If eneson It not too wet
a big potato crap ought to p;y.

See last weeks a'?uderd ale piperas re ladesn crope.
Dendaysu know.are reserved 11till tit entire aeo-
tion has been paid for. We uhve pnid for 5 eighties,and

4757.20 o~ nci gkthf.a sixth. A good Crop will help us on the

payments. We still have enough Innd unsold, mid sold on tinte to
ply out,with a margin,

We have .roently put in a awal.,Uni-Ford tractor which
h-lp3 mraterially.

Akn going up to Okeelantri again to-roatrow.

Sincerely yours,


V


U








-N
'I


LONG BuILDiO,IO,
-- ,ANSAS CITY,MO. PUP S.PELAY,

HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V.W. HELM,
SR. M PRICE





f- INCORPORATED)
RANDOLPH 1773
A.JESTrE( T~t!lLDINC,-


E C. HOWE, w s-.,aJ. N D. C., OFFICe
GerlISA. AGarET or IHI OURAY BUILDING
C LANBo 809 G STREET, N. W.
TIE.IF-CNE MAIN 4260




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

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employee in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over. 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. 0. C. in Deoembez last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of acres hav- been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

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


'. I










..... . ,:- c :.'c.' t 1 ,sbr.L *sbB rSVZ




My 1
**P, ._t.Laudv1-, tNJP-I.fl-lY 4,1917. ., ,






nc of lapsed tuact apiies to two
of'your.old bmyera.4r4, TJHe~ad rAnd 1R.A.A.Bnerhnater. i 1 have
writtenb all. on i--sa. Will yo noT see ;easr".Hea, and BerhaltV
and help them 3ave their properties '

fq'ming is beginning to yield result:-- -herre -a likelihood
that Inrge cropping will bIbeaun in ou- Okeelnntm district tlis fall.
Think of submitting prop.eition to ownf lerapsed hrby.they will help
finance y croppng proposition and hr.A.A.B return. Ister thtonper of
your old buyers sucahat t irhey will probably beopertientereted a fair
proposition? Wity t new drainage a gis la ti on,f t itk.ro-s tate Road-
for which have orknin so incl resutlyts.- hee .d G. kelihood
which we are assured will go from "'uapa to Lauderdale via ukeelanta,
,together- t1t wth-all we have done on ou.- section, buy'urs ought to
be: waking up.' Do you- old buyeru read the paieri,and keep up their
interest? -

*' r. -S. C.Mille:. of laperville,has recently purchased trsete
105 und 106 in Sec. 2 -T44 R.i. nt a great b.nrgin4 '-Mr. E.J.Cooper,
f-ormnTely 'of 'Spsrvilleha) rented rqy brother's plnce,trPctn @5-- (56,
Sec.35,and is to go there soon. Ire has also bought a holding in
Fruitcrest. .He liyes here now. IiHA brothler-inlar Bert Kinsey,
-SXTs#rvlll eown. tr4c.t 108 .in SpG.,6 nand (Qooper own: tract 107 there.
cThit putaf these 34 ,tyrrp ia a.row. 'Jtere is. 1 prolspcCt thilt all
t-li havethit: lanhds p.cwpid ,. t.p suaer;owr: fll. : -

Ypr" ,.old..buy erputs to- arcan0Ue t4 vha]vbetiir ,{andu brok-.n up,
th't ey^y be4 rotEing and gattiziji into iWLap&to WtMTi. Do they
realize the importanceof tiiis? New saw-grae : land will produce al-
most pnohingglt .grdnp*t .,potatuds. ""Old s 'aw grass 2.nd is very
ptodtiv. t ,il3 ai1tag,thie buyers :ufoQt to kf getting their land
6+-6t'te oln ..?. ..h..pe....to,-aur.- If -tieAy1 pt thin off till thIey
come.-- if thley pl-in to omae at all--eJiy will fi'lthemselves on land
in a9 2itnit.o to aam'fortotiiier year. You. ought to tell them
v" 6=:';, .., i "* ; .' '.L -J- fL '* .. ... ,

a (Jvp have Juat, iAt n '*trtct~r recthly, :t work fin ey no
^4Rj .% e-1pUa- eixqurh*ge 0o Shall bh'e a lot of plowing to
db-- more than we can dp-probably--but if any want their land plowed
they hed betterrsp9&ake? a. Tziere is no one else the-a:co do it but
a Stock Co.which requires that tha3y make a substanti;,l purchase of
stock byqr? they ean have any plowing done. We auk $.0O.00 per acre
straight.. s9 atock- or land-purchaserequired.
Cordially yours,











routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
tverglades lands to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, because I BELTEVS
that, while it sl now selling at $50, $60, and $80 an acre in ten-
aore tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a short time
until it will be worth'$500 an acre. The reputation of the great
State of Florida and that State's great resources are behind the
drainage of the Everglades -- when drained they will be the GARDEN
SPOT OF THE WORLD and famous the world over, and those fortunate
enough to buy now, while the prioe is, comparatively speaking, on
the ground floor, will, indeed, take pride in their foresight and
judgment. The national -- I might almost say international --
reputation of one of the greatest drainage engineers is behind this
great reclamation project. Please investigate it. Above ALL things
get some of it.NOW and reap the benefit of near-future values. In
my opinion, you cannot invest your money to better advantage anywhere
else in the country.

If you cannot work the land yourself, wa can show you how it
can be worked for you.

Make up a party, go down to the Everglades and see this won-
derful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twice
a month. You will return glad you went, glad you bought.

Come to one of our stereopticon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make-up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests, Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our.soil exhibit
away with jou, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just whaL it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made
from photographs taxen by an employee in the Government Printing
Office. All these things will'oonvinee you that HERS is your op-
portunity -- the one you have been looking for.

Ladies are particularly welcome at our lectures. We can refer
them to one of their number in the Forest Service, who returned from
a visit to the Everglades -enthusiastio over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy.

We can help you to pay for your land --come and let us explain
how we can do this.

Don't throw thiq letter and literature into the waste paper
basket. Please read it carefully, then pass it along'- by so doing,
you will not only accommodate us, but your friends still more.

Come and see us at your lunch hour, or on your way home from
the office. We are centrally located, on the ground floor. 10ur
address is 809 4 Street, N. W., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4200. We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.




Incla. General Agent..




0 #F C, - 1. I I I __


3.8ud,? rdaile, Fla., July 4.1A,17s

4



Nr.3. J. Coop -r,
01 ty.

Miy der ..,r. V oSpr-r:-

SVi goir.,i up to Oke .-inta L o-nor.o-.: viu
7 I 6.'. Bsci Lidl.- fid s. t,3.t arnt fLu uy brother. If
stissf;aCtoryy,;-.ife :-1 A*t h.m... 'i aigeupy loft theare,'wlicih
'.r9. './ill will* th 1. kiid' to .A brotu er.

I Cri.'i.l. hope' you' and :.* 3. CoY-1- _3. ireauvor soon.






LONG BUILDING, I
KANSAS CITY,MO. PI&, Hs.**rS.
SPHLIP V. DE LAI Y,
't HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V Vi'i "2; ,,. W H ,ELM ,


__- *MWILLIS P. MUNGER.



(INCORPORATED,






)'TUEPUONE ,MAIN 42G0
elm- '.RANDOLPH 1773




SA- o809 G STREET, N. W.




1K A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own home, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
Sient fertile acreage surrounding it to insure me a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. C. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
every Department in the Government service is represented among our
'- buyers. Hundreds of aares have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

,Dr. 0. M. Muncaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. 0., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
.:L0'PI ,' 1/. 2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. G.,

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

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










THE MUNSEY TRUST COMPANY
WASHINGTON, D. C.









July 5, 1917.


o, CAPITAL $2.000,000


Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Dear Sir:


This acknowledges receipt of your letter

of the 28th ultimo enclosing checks for $37.50

which we have credited to your account as per on-

closed deposit slip.

I am very much interested in your descrip-

tion of the productiveness of the land and would like

to have the time to see the section and compare it

with my garden.


ABC/0


Yours very truly,



Treasurer. -


MKINSEY BUILDING


M











-4 ADt
SI
ox7, K K
T-- va Ly^-- V














,q -








.. 6U- j_
cbjv-
krLAf





N. WILL
-RUGS


OO DVI% fll ft A LirA A


2 ZR,. O KLAHOM%-/A. 1





A-_LA


~ve~L '
z cT7 (T -v^ ^. -Jf 4 ^-Wa- ^ ^^ ^r r ^

I-- ^^^< -?^^<^ ^


^^~I) I^^ -^ ^^^ ^
^ ~~~ 4p \.^ .' A^l ^----*^*<-<^ <--


N





N. .W I L L
DRUGS


PRYOR. OKLAHOMA. _________ 191




4 L A _


^ ./ ./('r





N. H. WILL
DRUGS


E, PRYOI, OKLAHOMA.. 91__













t-trt-0
g lt.
^/tr^^i^<--^-y~~~~fc^%.j f,14-/^LT //< ^/




N. )H. WILL
D RUGS

--s.,...., ,_ .--,yy L -,-PRYOR, OKLAHOMA..- 19




14:191 -4 It^
^jrVL

(09

-i ^ ^"" p (^ ^ -* 6
^ <^ ^1^r* '~A ^f' "
^^ ^^ ^ ^--a.--s'.Sf ''^- ^Z '^Ts-' --^^,

^tlC!.b. <-^ -I^^ Z^ Z--^-^
^C^; ^^^^^ ^^^^e(,^4





N. H. WILL
D RUGS

PRYOR. OKLAHOMA. ___ 191





CA- --
^ 0

^^^^^- -^ I^^ *



^^.^^.^ ^r^-e^p





N. ,H. WILL
, DRUGS




tocz^ WALC
or^ ^rv^^^z^J^^^





N. H. WILL


es PRYOR. OKLAHOMA. 191




l ^ ^ --





T. J. CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT W. H. DACAMARA. VICE PRESIDENT A. E. SMITH. TREASURER E N MOSES. SECRETARY
TH G UL F STREAM C IT Y--O N THE D IX IE H IG
ORGANIZATI6N-C. H. ELLIS CIVIC AFFAIRS-L. P MCCORD TRAFFIC-H. G. GEER PRODUCTS-J. M. BURGUIERE3 PUBL5y -74J RMAN
ENTERTAINMENT-FRANK G. HIRSCH LEGISLATIVE-R. M. ROBBINS MERCANTILE-W H. DACAMARA REAL ESTATE-E N Mof '

Wri talm erar narb of irabe
L. G. BIGGERS, MANAGING SECRETARY
NO. 7 ARCADE BUILDING
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA Jly 9, 1917.


So Dr. Thomas E. .ll,
L"t. Laud.rdale, Ila.

Dear *Dr. Will:-

I am sending :--. i herewith -petition blank to the Jounty
*Comr.1issioners of iialm Beach Uountu to a-- ~T viewerss for the
ro.4 :fr'crm t Lhe Hills ';u.;h 'Canal to the .-oirth -. :w I-iver Canal,
.Lo_ '. .h :;,-; Qad. 2his is a preli ii" y step and be-inning'
of the -roject -'or '.hicli the speciaL..ct ...y 0,000 in
Time warrants was pased. You can get the proposition under way
T- securing the si-natures of land owners in the )keelanta vicinity
to this petition. hen you have secured-these return the petition
to me and I will circulate them among the Jand owners in this
vicinity, and if possible rpet some of the large land owners through
which land WH the road will ss, as it is believed that their
signatures to such a petition will indicate a desire for the road.

Awaiting your further valued favors, I am
ours truly,




. -g






F "EDWIN PAGE & COMPANY
BONDS AND INVESTMENT SmcufrrsEc s
MEMBERS WEMLEFSKCA WABASK 1374
S209 SOUTH LA SAiAL STREET
CHICAGO
















/ * ^ i *' '*' '* *** '* *1 '








o ".0, 0 ,j .
y^^ C











//^ ^ A^ /^' .










*^ i ~ d
^^^l .f o: t^^e& <^^^



^-<^^~~~~~ ~4 Xor ^<>^- ^ ^ i-^ .^e






p..' *-.:
EDWIN PAGE & COMPANY
'.l B. a BONS %PD IzND mTM, mr SB Ct'Rrnm s
IME BR. *MMIR *WABABB 1374
OCK, ai XUA 209 SOUTH LA SALLE STREET ,
CHICAGO .





_ Z__ _ 45e -, ,



4 C4--4.," .2 z f --- e ,



A-..,- /-,,-^^4 4--








^L i~~- e ^ez -o CL ^ "x- d&fcc ^
olJ






















4 4
^~~~~~~~m.A Ate4^^ i ^^gc ^r^'"
y ^ fop,


*' ^^. ~w^^^ ^^^ ^^.^ ^^^ TC-e^











^^^^/^



J -w--
u



ULa


S, J6
." QZe^X,


sC4e


. v





-2' 't ~ d 2 H Yd&ag*


^ f^ / -JL- /./_ -^ ^ ^7


-,^^^ ^< ^x^e^^ ;&^^6/
.~~4~ -^T^P'K^^<

/y,4 r7' ,











-Ya'~^ *'eI .







7 C y/.
.'~1 ^ ^ it/ ^<^/&^t

^^ W/r/ y-




'~~1


4~aF~tA



~Zai1L?4LW%
- "I I ~-$~S& 6Zi& 4' ~


due-f ^^y afr^
Od 4 '
000".'t.U /

Y44 ,t~t CIASZ-jiw
'^ui-L;LMkcdk/' 7^aC^4 A'f 14<


I ,,j


v


A A /,4 J-f.....













..* '* '. Ok.ell nta, 7I n., July 11,1917.





M:y dear r- 'ihom' Paon:--

j.Iu note of th]e secondnt the ud. C.-d to hear
from you sggin. X:. -1 y on Int ti free use of you l-nd wnre for
five years hi3 offer should 'romptlj auid pbit:.ey d1.clined with th: nks.
:.xthin 5 years, tr=t t:;,.ct should b worth so urh .or. thn you p::iac ff-
it th-t hA offer will look pr: pos'trou .

Thii ..e. l ,'L-:--.:.l:.:: :ruitr:-: i ot ..i t7 oIi<01 BHIGIIT
3POT 2 T"" ':T L \UJD ... '.3 '; -; 3- *, :. It !i '.- de iach by th e
effort'. of a v--'.,. -. p-,'o .L~?,nt ,, cost t" 'l .*'-.* Li,. t kl n ii in *,ca ournt.
I Mry w.Trit- t h' h-istory son ;i --. 1ov 'e 'I no .;i ro: nucl"


y."In... ].' to ore.. thi '. .il .l 1 .nd i ~, ,;lone,been r..on-
um nt jo 'Yt. e c ::2 (ere no- ( aoul on ... ..'ithi,30 1:' v ,a ve
eV' r 1 'arn noew* L d ; ...'*ny aj it i. :, t i, could b' don at
d coa t of' 'ev: c nt. 3' ,t:x cre.,,' *ch th ve -.,t.. i:ry storiO ,,'-
day thac-? qce )*i;; w eeds 'groTini- h.re on ,'il ,>l 1' ,? .:; fe-et t, -ll 1,. retur l
';?,. Tur in.?nt. I h.] .T ri me'.3su.:.,d thter, th .. we. kl. .ei* i-(d:. nachinie' th?,t
would do tl W o:'k< ]h.s beeu :inlmoAt lilk, findinii1; ;,, ].Toy.th TPole. .g;. in,
1 arnin ,'1- t to .--' anjoi to ..o i) h. bcon a; t-,k equally dif-
fmcult. ", aqre :,t',ul to kno', that :--sy of tihesfe Wnd other prob-
1 -r' nre now, in a fair way toward solutionn Gorn :. n"olv.d. jonc,
':. g.,diry folder, ,.nc,

,I i inter.' ted to .l.:rni of } r. i w. view. I 7.v I ,"
v'i. h hi .by t 'e ~o. d hiou .:ol .Lp on ti w:ork inI h]ad t'p *,'I 1' .)... liHe
r fu', .d fitly, ;gnd id 11,ne ouJ noL apt uu p *iix' 1 :. lift i' finger to
.-lp 1 ,v.?eloptf,:,nt nore., 'u o'u lJ.eav/ all tat fo: o: .-:2: :t>.,
Sp--rh.- his children Nwould gt s3o:;c benefit ow vhen hi,3 a1n
" who c n be trusted" conms 'loni,]i sill i: i-ipl build on t .f'ounuAtionls'
', hl'v been -i~yin.- -.tiL.h :suoA lhbor ami coSt in time.*non'y and t'avail
of soul, .le ought to be a:ble to do in tr-ee nonths.i.i tuint way
what it hfd ,qken us 3 y,'-i r, to lern:: hoe to do.

S .or reqs )n,, i.dic'., 'd, .L ipv. not yet boe.r able to b)renk your
tr~act. .1 -m under oblijivtion ,however, to do itou d :ull:- .'xCoct to
e., my obl -tion. You 11amV a vr-".y fin. location, .- arre building
un s tt .1n 'rt near ny, ar n, t.'; t i-n ? in, nor, ':o tit' value of the lnd
th, n thplo.-.in.,:.,i.'u,: "h,: s :otlmen iit.ou?'.]: ave tIone, If you hr} ve an
ofer r .i,, o tract thlit ) "' .-1 < 'to you,, do no-t '- vynt ':-o :a.tiid in
tn. .''y of you i .bu, don't -:1 .... my a *oud tra ot, or
its us,. "r one good, cultivY: td trxct near hero ,2UOU)por -.-cre,
.'1e i re nt .s been off,;r-d, n. no'- ;,cptd.
rion i smar0ri d n.,in :nlia r- "
1 1







KANSAS CITY MO. X>XR;ECtOKm-
PHILIP S.DELANY,
HENRY 0. RALSTON,
V. W. HELM
S PRICE,
5 '*' S" .WILLIS P. MUNOER.

SAN SALES (OMP A

:(INCORPORATED)
.. TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
.A.JESTIC 33U.rLs.DING &


C.. OWE. WASHINOTON. 0. C., OFFICE
GeI l A.. ..OR .. OURAY BUILDING
809 0 STREET. N. W.
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




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

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1600 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. 0. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. *Today,
every Department in .the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hund-reds of aares have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Wishington business men,
practical, bardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -,- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

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














7 &A^& -07 < f L o 2^ C a s ^ s


attjL
^06? <










-^~y -^^ -^C z^e <^-^y a 2Z^l


^- 42 ,C e z __
4Ct-<--9^- AW99




o Z42? 1^L7




SZola
^





Zz-






^^ <^^ ^^^^J^^^^0--a^
zt-^ ^6 zz^z *^7 7^z -< -











U-Liaa zp'- -
7 ~ ~~ ~ --^ -- ^/2^ *







^^6 % ^Wo- &2^- ^- -

^ AJ2 w.c^A. e/A' Yb-w ^;,

^^^>- ^^-/^^^:^-.
<^ c.^ ;^^^--





4


#3 4-NoWN.P










\ -, Jlr --7)r,^Thf ^^-
fa
,' ......






''' "<' -",/I' __../_ __t
7. ;iZ


7,
a@e c Y Z 7Ze4
^y^tA~ ^rE^ ^.-^<^

yyjL7^ Z I-Y ^ r--o--- if-^
^w~c^. 22'


I






4 --- (

















L -7- 21 ---o /
tL/C '* 7* t/ 1e-











4^ 2) 7" >
^7-e~u << ^ ^ > ^ ^ ^

^ v^ ^^<^^^^t^



-^^ -^ (L-Z ,^ -^ -^--^^ -^^ Yb


m












/tO ,-^ ~ ^^ .^~










p r -^f




Al ea ^& -^ / sr

'~_~ >iu c^ e / _^ -<^-> -o \^---"<<-o--^_


^-^-027YAL- C -$_ ^^--<^^^ -
cot^. c^ ; -c?--^- -'A ^^ ^ ^


m












/':969,c, f
70T



4w~ (7 ?L -_

Ot~ / X^ ^ 0 ^ Le <0 -(' -^Z y c


-. *.,-**<' / .,, ,







,9.
I. ** v ^ ttt^
-e J9 < < <
^ 74 .^-,









4etZ^t(Ae 2^--we^(L'A a mxa
^ ^^j

d- /) 4



(^(j^>Cv~ %2fc<^-^-




J

p? H-

*^7P
ci->^^::;:^ms>--

6 ?y 1TT ZZU'a- &-C(-a^^
ff^/-~e^, _^^ C a ^-<-- A^a -^LC^ C-^-^

^/^ ^Tl- --?^ ^ia---- -^ze<^ s-^ / A_ff^ ^



C- ^ -^ <~ ~ '^ vi ^ - _- < _- e < ^ -^-z -r-



/ y --- .


















XTy dear Mr. ntuh*ron:--

your,3 of the 7I'th.at land. The 1evw
Drain-gr Districts c.oth lie !iouth of bPli. B13ench Co., in
Bro rrd and un.de Oounties. I iook upon thc-j as very dc-
gir ble and ji,-ipful irmprovi:-raents-- wor'tl. far more, thin they
arr likely to co', Xus individuii;.lL. '.L,'njaffect :zm but sligA
ly,I mny any. Th]I are thi'? outoone of a loun; ujtruggle to
get dr-in-ge r .d devell'pn-eut on ita feet. South F11'
r)?ople are jubilant noi over tihe outlook, These i-)-prove-mente
mean not only big d.itchr-a but ainml1 ont.r', a(I hOAA:3 besides.

-1 are gettill,. closer. al th tine, to the point
ri-e ou: l-onm '.ffort to .- t -l-i a l'nd,- on a prodictre
bBsi? will .bear fruit. 3on, fine cO-op- b rve rpecnl1y been
r tied They serve as mplEes of" what onn be done on a big
scale.- I h]Ve been ,orkinq on :fruitcrest tlh 1 ast t.-o dIys
,i .h our ie. 'Man1 L tivictor, Trh:-.t 1-nl: is ill fine condition
.i ponit of dryn.ass and d. counposiiun.

F"a.nm.un.; iork is in 3 ro.11 ',5 on tn wisl, h)Ylf oX
your tra,-19. i believe ..t land ,fter b 'in..; f'nred oncy
Trill be very productive.

Cordinlly your,


0


Oked-nto.rFl,. ,July 11,'1A17.








KANSAS CITY, MO.


PHILIP S.DELANY,
HENRY 0. ~ALSTON,
I Ce PR- SlO.NT.
V. W. HELM,
2".. VME P1rsI1E.T.
R.M .PRICE,
SCLY.S T RASURER.
WILLIS P. MUNOER.


LANIDSALES COMPANYr

(INCORPoRATED)
TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773
NMAJE STIC BUITD ING
CHICAGO


, C. HOWE. MV
CaPamn s LarNOs


WASHIN4TON, 0. C., OFFrIC
OURAY BUILDING
809 0 STREET, N. W.
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260


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

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
judgment that they bought over 1800 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. 0. 0. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
evety Department in the Government service is represented among our
buyers. Hundreds of aores have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Wishington business men,
practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
example.

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

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

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

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


I.,






ll am
Ir










r ,
i-l






i 7il -*' ll
I o tO"l


I. .






, *.. ,r ,o ,

., o









W. S. AND S. B. JENNINGS
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
JACKSONVILLE. FLA.
B. FRANKLIN BRASS
ASSOCIATE COUNSEL
July 12.1917.


Dr. Thos. E.Will.

Fort Lauderdale. Fla.

Dear Doctor Will;-

I have your letter of the 4thinst. and thank

you very much for the information furnished..

With best wishes, I am,

Yours very truly,




V I







j UPPER 'GLADES DEVELOPMENT CO.
"A COMPANY THAT'S DOING THINGS"
CAPITAL $25,000.00


Vest Palm Beach,
LAKE-WORTM"FLA.. July, 12









Dear Friend:-

As you ma- know New Okeelanta, where we are operating
has a splendid school building said to be the best district
school building in the County, but for the past two years the
number of children attending has been small. Four miles north
of at the mouth of tho canal is also a school with a somewhat
larger number in attendance. One or the other of the schools
is to be closed indefinitely anl the children taken to the other
school.

If we at New Oklleant can raise enough money to 1wv
the material to put up a domestic science department, two hundred
dollars being necessary, we will have our school retained; action
must be taken at once, however, and I have personally shouldered
the responsibility of raising the required amount. Five dollars each
from the members of our Company turns the trick. Can I count on you
for a "Five VWilliam" by return mail? I have already received '
number of responses and trust that you will realize what this means
to our school. Kindly let me hear from you at once.

Believing in your loyalty to the finest land on
earth, I remain,

Sincere your.

/ i^


(_^^^^ ^^^^
















fl.Lauderak la.4ty X5*1W&7
a -
: I . . , ,








Nr. G..Greathovue*
Uossyp .a. -- -,-.

My dear Mr. Grethm sezs-

SEnolosed fTindcT y p le hitter of tliaq date
to Yr.- COlxton. I eannirt underttnid how I have fnild to receive
r.*ply to _my i-ter to you 'na well as to li. I ttin? A U'.
practically uap. I tlhnk h lbank*'a Lo Ooralttee no ts on W1d-
neudsyu. I trist you wil sgo lfr. Cmaxtwai without delayiand
dip yur b-Weat ta a cure a r eewaL

I 2I= now..preparaog to plant a hahts nntAtul orop of sweet
pototioes. Wi tI conditions and aflccie 'as thitr arta, these abould
nt ua eOrme money.. truSAng _psrpets ai our Okeslantan-ruit.-
orest' district nre far morwe rESr,,b i than I hveo ever seen'thcA,
b.'fore. In additicn.Z hinv recently bought a Unfiaord trvo-
tor outfit thnt Is working flaly3,wnd. greatly- aImplifyLng our
p robl ea.


c .
' S nrely .yours-














a '


S.3*
&nI. & jlJ "' 1C h "
'Lt- G .' *" L. 9 -





tV t t~ ja i J. ^.'^ -' ;1" ^ .* ; '-3- -











routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I sa offering
Everglades lands to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, because I BELIEVE
that, while it sla now selling at $50, $60, and $80 an acre in ten-
aore tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a short time
until it will be worth $500 an acre. The reputation of the great
State of Florida and that State's great resources are behind the
drainage of the Everglades -- when drained they will be the GARDEN
SPOT OF THE WORLD and famous the world over, and those fortunate
enough to buy now, while the price is, comparatively speaking, on
the ground floor, will, indeed, take pride in their foresight and
judgment. The national -- I might almost say international --
reputation of one of the greatest drainage engineers is behind this
great reclamation project. Please investigate it. Above ALL things
get some of it NOW and reap the benefit of near-future values. In
my opinion, you cannot invest your money to better advantage anywhere
else in the country.

If you cannot work the land yourself, we can show you how it
can be worked for you.

Make up a party, go down to the Everglades and see this won-
derful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twice
a month. You will return glad you went, glad you bought.

Come to one 3f our stereopticon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests. Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our soil exhibit -
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own eatisfaotion
just whaL it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made
from photographs taken by an employee in the Government Printing
Office. All these things will convince you that HERE is your op-
portunity -- the one you have been looking for.

Ladies are particularly welcome at our lectures. We can refer
them to one of their number in the Forest Service, who returned from
a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy,

We can help you to pay for your land -- come and let us explain
how we can do this.

Don't throw this letter and literature into the waste paper
basket. Please read it carefully, then pass it along by so doing,
you will not only aoommodate us, but your friends still more.

Come and see us at your lunch hour, or on your way'home from
the office. We ar centrally located, on the ground floor. Our
address is 809 0 Street, N. W., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4260. We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.




1 Encls. General Agent.









4


- ~2'h ~
I.




~7Z 77 z


I


~~6-rn~


Z--f l





















-- .. \ ~. ,














1 6)
35-^ y^^tz 2>-t'|./.
/^/


I I I















-7
.^^^t^ / /^^l^ <%^













t-. LmtAd?rdn1l i, 1n. July 1% ,.191 .


Mr. A.301Claxton, Tre.s*,
1un s.y Trust t:.,
Washington, D. CG

1y dear 1!r. Glaxton;--

K h .e just rstiwnmd f:-oalce l-k ntn where *
hnvte been n 7e*pk. I hluad fily epet:ted to luair -fron you In reply
to my l'.tter of th? eSd.lnmt,. youri of the5th.wns received.but
nothing cm rain?9 r the 3d. Xt is ats toJllo.-:--
W10"Kilosed fii n dtporlit of $li9s.t,.

your at s.ontio. Ziler? wE?' teilt ptinta u 'i partitcurlar 1in
ghdich i a Ilt.-rept4d. 439 4y 2 are,-.*
.) A. list tof 'deasilt "lip vCoiot to# cinul ncmd.rn-. I
requent'oai du(licjte5 &f theiw C1n i1 p had.
2) A charge ? of $15l.00 !*irhia Ju:i..02thi iastw1inch I do
not underr': ani.
3) j5fi J.A..Poston 10 n, and iostuttua riquent *vmt you
return 11 1L fnntr: ott. @tC.w: tiini; to Vh" 2:-:ILI.
T'ii3 ar -iaxtijn r pr3.3e.nt3 42,,)).00O to I-e.
"f? ticaof ra:.,turl t of not? f.- o 0 ;.* -v .- t pLy
17th. O.' Fedea'l: r;.?n Lon }hi, ek.-n uch ,r:.1 ehn .
to gi4 in .9llp-?' thtn waR nntilu?1td. i go'i- nor, to
moar n.-aray reauy. I sall bte :d4 iT :r" cnnl rrtren, t(, ;tbove
note nL'A."n I IZs writLin _.'". 1.],.Grreothvus J'a? hr:'t.it
r th0' anfr*a:d he .till doubt?...? .ein (1 ou Hoon,"
iot., tial'? $.ias right upon woi m agw1ME.-rL.ing .l..i tr mry '1. ttr
could hve ni ie;l youu. Zna-mauch tus hiav: don. :ay nwrt in thi.1
matter,wil t yo ot a0e' tlhait no i ulii I IdadvIers.? ;CtioUn s tvk, ]
by th b:,i? I ;.v -tiliL..r hO,') you n'ty do no,

On tie 3.I., I wrot ? !:e. (Grethieou,':--
"Out note for 4OO6'.00 :untr'se ra gain on thV 17th. I ;m
writing 1!r. U.:lttin i:nrttli.r(qu-stinlr p n -nojtl... I nhrl"
bc gl-4d if you iri3.L 1iv "r. (lo'ton flain ?bon t -> r-rrnl..
I IhouId a :n*d 'ia nti? ilad out.bu% 11.? 110no lat.H etc.

7Iopinit; fur a oro]Yt. arud favorr.bl replyX eriazin,

Sine ,rely jour s,
; ,*






GENERAL OFFICER SOUTHERN OPPICEBS
LONG BUILDING eT, 12TH STRi
KANSAS CITY, MO. A11AMNItLA.


E rglab?' oantu lairo companyy

E. C. HOWE, WASHINGTON, D. C., HEADQUARTERS z
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 809 G. STREET, N. W.
COPANY'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's.

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 g-oing fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gene, and thousands of acres from other tracts have also
been sold.

The prices have risen from $24 and $30 -to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now-almost gcne, 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.Lauderd'le, fla. ,July 10,1917.


l:r. Ed.Bori.s,.
Vke*ilinto,?la.

..'y dear ihr. Norris':-
Aa soon ais thnachine o'-n b'? spp'red off th e traot a
on which you are u.airg it-- Jor yourself.nrid 1,ea'irs. Roth nnd (erver--
should lilketo hav- it used in nowing t!e saw gr:ss off thli tr- ct just
west of the school house. twg off lindp any 100) to 180 feet n7id.,
north vnd 3outh,mow t:iese nnd,if prtctic;bll, burn thn. of:.-.' If ncea-
ary,1leav- tn.? burning till I cone. ithen bumrndi,t vwnut t-:m discod,af-
t.?r ti- plnn fol.lolwed on ta'l:nd.z you Ihv'c oe!n iworAkng; on.

E acxpeot to beu' not lrter thnu' Frid. :" night. wthI leaves 3
aSys for -,qO.%.' 1 There should bt plenty of furl tit tVe store. If not,
thero is still n drum of kerosfrne at Fruitcre*. und 3e.ntand Mr. How-
erd is willing to take tli3 in exolahngr. fo..- 17, .

The tractp- Is likely to 'e in much d'l]r.nd for ,eels ahead. Mr
Mitohell is to com~r Aug.l'3t,arnd will probably n1:irt it an o od deal. If t
Mr.Cooper wn-nts hh avaibabil lind-- ay tVi potnto 1- nd, 'TInd til back
end of truct 65,disecd,h.- naiy h'vve on? da;y Tor this b--for' I come.Please
tell him.
I understand I cin get jt'thr PortS hicoo y.2T 9lip"- i wnnt,free.
If *o rn .ll.in to let ]iii niyourc p.oplce in on ui.in, if you wiritt some.
The 1:ud should b-? .yit in goa condition,r;.igi With] thie mould bo-ird
plo-v and trnctorind in nedi-ti/ plante.d-- ',fure it Jlaq i cP ',nce to dry
put. That require : pl.-nin;,; :.uid syst.'sti notion, Sweet pot?,toea
will cosat litti- to .rais.san, 3siould bring add prices. Or a pinch.
one ocn almost le on th,.,.

Keep in close touch wiWth r. !iarvin on tracto::. attera,and make
surE themachine lowell taken care of. We man nut afford to lit it get
riun (own. 0il .;nd nattr are essential. See that nuti; re kept tight.
Try to keep machine -going every day. If necessary.Tnurvin will probably
run it. Pryor may be free after Wedn,?sday. See t]hat toolf eotrcnre
not mislqid.

Regards to ll.

Cordially yours,






ONG RUILDINOnC301M Vr3-ro7 -

,ENRV 0 RALETON





---AIOLPH 1773
\ "C(INcIORPO RATAD)r


NfA.JESTrC I(' .^ r I *D.*:., ;I3 I D N

I. C HOWE. W.- Go-, . o DC o ..
G-E 1i AGEN. rO OUIIunAy BUILDING
IC Qtb N~ 809 G STREET N W





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

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter-
-A. state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and good
Z- ...judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resigned
from the I. 0. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Today,
Seery Department in the Government service is represented among our
;F. buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and others
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business men,
practical, bardfisted farmers -- who KNOW .qoils -- have bought and
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
I.. example.

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

Dr. 0. U. Muncaster, The Roohambeau, Washington, D. 0., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher.
-,'1'i 1, 2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.,

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

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















e.Laude-dale, Flit. ,luly 16,1917,





Mr. Wn.Mi tchell,
Thomasville,Ga.

My dear Mr. vitchell:--
JuTst btck A'rora Okmelaitil. Crop:3 growing
finely,and our ltiltl Uni-Ford is succeeding splendidly. I% to
to be a gre't help.

This is the tie? for pig weo ds to grow big and tall.
On Pruitorest,some are .0 feet high. They are getting pretty big
and thick on your tracts. They onn ,naily be out dowrn by handsor
knocked down by th'e big tractor-- now out of connisuion. In a shot
time, they wither awayas itheiy are Cormposed very largely of rwteor.
Should you want to b gin work on your tract soon after Auc.lst.,
it wouf bae well to have thetie cut down now th 1i they may be shriv-
elling* QOtherwise, tiey wilL d,?l'iy ypur operations. While the
lind iq unused,it is vi/ll to h iv-t11a on i-;,as they furnish a
protective shadel

S Should you want thesi- weeds i4at of:,IX could probably
hir? the work domeat $2.00 pr. day. Zf in no hurry about begin.
ninq on the land,better leave the ireeds on it.

The tractor is likely to boe in pretty big denandso we
must plan ahead feo- It use. One Lcak,? uann w:,nt:3 it there.

.3noerely your,









"






GENERAL OFFICES:
LONG IIUILDING SOUTHEIN OFPIC=s:
KANSAS CITY, MO. a2, 12TH STREET (
MIAMI, FlA.


kewrglabr Taub oairo eQompany

E. C. HOWE, WARHINGTON, ). C., IICADQUATREH :
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE GT N W
COMPANY'S IAND 00 G. ST T, N.
PHONE MAIN 4200

Dear Sir-

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

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

Visitors, constantly crmirg to us from the 'Glades, are enthusias-
tic over the work and the outlook for the investor and hcmeseeker. 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 goinui 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,






7. .7.




*' "
yf #~c /~ *(~ ~z

^^^r .y A -^ ^ i





d
^fy7 Z1o Zx *2
-^ .^ 9- ^7 /^^ ^^ L^2

/ / /4










7/?y S,,, %J.
U~r/ Lr tJT.


rrv





4-P,
0jTuV [1e4AtI ll.
t 4t A <








ars deC
\J A4 ri *. 11-/- T~ii.~~li


I I











1w4~


1%4
^ft/rol ^c^4


-eCV swj


U-


c- 17 ,M
ii y' Ij


044k C~t44d.'


W~vt~Y~


~i7.


w^r


out s IwVh


-0 --
Tqo, ^rel,
6-














Pt.taud.?rdal.reF1l. .July 17,1917.




Tr. J.B.H1Iney,
Del iy,71i. ,

wy dear 'r. flney;--

Am vowi d ing w]]let'e'- yuoi have yet decided -vhnt
to 'do." I se:? Irr, Crirson at Okel-1imt riSLht alont:. HTe seems to
' b getting do0n to ibusireo You ou;ighit tc be tier(? too. Oursn
the coming gre't country. An iattlibbe' of rine r:il. prp1)b'ly p-
pea-r in th? De*rqy Adv:nnc' next 7werk.Watoll for it.

S-.:Over4~1,000.00' 'voth of potantoes were tnl-en of- 2 1/3
qcr of my brother's pl -e a;t Cke' nnto : ?:en 0y. n 1)? Iilhbor
h;s refused 120.0 0 per ;c'r r',nt for hiis p'l-ce. ..Tory fine co-n ,
g. plantsgaasses,, etc. ;rie growing .2 h ]lror not'. Cows and chickens
find-lenty to eat. Pigv wid g:o-: 20 feet ]hig. Our litt! tracts
or is doinq fine work.


-Lr. Haneyyou Lrd btt e e;Gt in wvithi u .s
next Fridny. Shal t be glad to know 1f you -f1 na *


Iery t:'iul yours,


I 1.


0 ,J f


I nri going up




N'

GENERAL OFFICES: SOUTHERN OFFICES:
LONG BUILDING T 22T, 12 i -11 r nrH1
KANSAS CITY, MO. '1 MI.\ m I..

Eerglar e anb 1al4' U company


E. C. HOWE, WAHnINGTON, I). C., HIIADQUATRERS:
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. WV.
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 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 Evergldle lands. Two men who have actually
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 Eeeing 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 820 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 buildingr. 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.,










-_7









6:t "1- ,
eZ *

5^F^A -^2J [^7 -''^ yQ




--" ... -
A.-JI "- : .. ..' L.0 "'i,~-t y '*. ....
&,L -a -, c ', --
-^-(%>y -/ -^2*=: -4, iA-^e W^:^-;?^




^ ~ ;~ *1 /
/^ T^.l C ~ .~ Z e e te i J-.^'c"-'> z
















^^^ J c^^^^
u>^&e(j 4642








/ / At -






/ '. -*
2 ^ /













Pt.Landew'doldyla.JLuly 3'7,*Zl7.



my dear Mr. ?)Rah:-

witk frkon Okeelrnt I Sunday, things there are
moving off fln ly.- O(- little or d trnitor i a lbig s8uoccea. Ile
hnvm2baen working out it Yruitaret, ans rmade a big dent in the forest
of wea-ds there. Some pig we -do arie 20 feet high. That shows
the 'unlity of the soll.

A potato crop hiid recently been dug frwra 1 1/S acres of ny
brother place which brought over !I1, 000.00-- ~enrly -nough- to
Iy for te whole 13 ncresi lprov.tnJts and all. 'Jone ,v.er,, fine
eg pla .t -and earn ore gro.v:ing tUr '? 'mid near by now. 1,r. TLiA
tha is making a big success of ]I:II fine r.4rap e. .hLe? are beginning
to bear. Ureat things are expseot;d of tVeset grapes. )ie is doing
quite a bit on his Priiterest trq t nttw.

People ar2i coiaing in now~iind it's getting to be n problem
where to put them. We could still find a ple'ac for you,however,
'i tih iJr. L.,or at the nurvins, Some areliving in the Town Hall.

YTr. Rush,if you w-nt thli:t tract,jyu ]i:'d better not wait.
Ther,? is lik.-ly to b' a rush of p,?uple in tils. f!ll9r.nd the fe"
trcts we still hliv.should not 1-ast long. Fr.roopoe.' h1f nov,.-d up,
i d is taking charge of' my brother's pltie. 'He is delighted with
the plee and county. Ou-: road isto 2oing right aloni.g Contracto
areb'ing let for it. Autoo.for local us.. are being brought in.
The sa.ttlB ?rsy re rachi aneouraged. 3 7~2L: JOIN U3S Now, while you
n..y* ',r. Lietha ":': mucli disappointed that you should Ih'ive h'ie-
itted. lis thought you h.ad definkttly decided to tnkei? a tr'rct.
Don't miss the chne. .

Sincerely yours,



P.S. Look for artiol of rain. in next week's
papers. $.0 per :cr ]'is bea'e refused fo-- rent on on01 p1,o






GENERAAL OFFICES: SOUTHERN? :
LONG IHUILDINC. 22* l~Tl -lTna II'.
KANSAS CITY, MO. .M 1 I.


Enrgliab eau oales (am panuy

E. C. HOIWE, VWAVHINGTON, D. C., IEADQUAThERn:
GINEIRAL AGENT FOR THE SOO G. STREET, N. IV.
COMPANY'S LAND OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4200

Dear Sir:-

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

The Furst-Clark Construction Ccr i~y, a leader in its line, is
handling the work wifh extraordinary skill and vigor. Six great dredges are
working night and day, and several more are expfL'ted soon. to begin.

Visitors, constantly ccaiin; 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 IL.: E.lade 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 !i-:mi. After seeing the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

Ereralide 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 *.r; and buyers can afford to waste no
time unless willinrg to purchase at G60 and .~00 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 TuE::day, 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,













7t..nudrrdccal 3ia. irizzy X71917.


Mr. A.J.Huak !y, T
Little Rivera .a.

My diar Si*:--.

0 n 1y 12th.you onlled ind expressed nm interest in
seeing the Upper ,Olades. h.;v.e not seni you since.

Since tiot dntaovrr $,000.00 woJ.h of pot-toLB hive been
tqk.?n off 2 1/3 a.re3 osn my brothitr's pio.e? beoide 1rev Oke,?lnta.
Splendid corn and egg p'iants nrte Irroang their ; annd n.tiar by nov,
Our great Oro's-S3tate road As a 'urled,iand pasB'-es right, tawoujh our
settlemeMnt People arae oorng,ruid settl..?rs,old and new7 ienre well
pleased. Our littl,-, tr:ator is duing fine 'vo:]c. (Our Okeelinta-
Fruiteo-reat country hAi "a grit future.

I expect to go up again next S'riday. iu' t you o th mev
We 119ve but a little of ouxFrruitorest limd lft,






.GENERAL OI()lICES: SOUTHERN OFFICERS *
LONG IIUILDING 227, 12TH STREET-
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FLA.


Eerglabg eanu al o (Ihmpany

E. C. HONTV, WARHINGTON, I>. C., IIEADQUATRER :
GENERAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S I.ANDS OURAY BUILDING
PHONE MAIN 4260

Dear Sir:-

You will be interested to know that the work of reclaiming the
Florida Ee;rglades 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 hcmeseeker. 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 Eve;lde lands. Two men who have actually
croise-. 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.

Eier.'Tde 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 430 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,




FIREPROOF CABLE ADDRESS,HOCONTAL EUROPEAN PLAN
-.



S -4 PAR

A.W.CHAFFEE MANAGER

UNION STATION PLAZA



Q]^^^ 7-^











YA,-v-^^ ^^- ^-
/0 L'Z^ y ^r- -


(([^ ^ t74^r>^^^^L6><--M^^
7y ^/ ^ r ^ '- .




Any Amm wrace anw


A.W.CHAFF EE, MANAGER


UNION U STAIION A-'LAA







/ ~ X'/ l''L /^ z
^^YP~t rt^^ ^- ^^b-< (L^

/y' ^ "





^A--^ ~1 '-<^//- ^ <^^^ r^ -

Qu ^ / > =? / /'c

^-0 L~y ^cc AT'v / >-y> A. ^ <-t


'~,.r-
AAZLAJ~,t) L~12~6L4


FIREPROOFr


CABLE ADDRESS,HOCONTAL


EUROPEAN PLAN


flaiWOMESSSW









c$

^U 4W V '( (-i-w
/ ^ 7 J--'Y _X ^4 -
Oiu r ^ ^-y z--o "/^ ^


A



/





Sin"rI. "y yourns


t.-auderdale.3Fla., July 19,1917.




7!,r. Edw. ITorris.
O e ,l nntn,71 4.

My dear Mr. NTorris:-

Contrarj to mry expectotion.X find it n.?ccusary to
remain ovwr till next boat. I am sending up herewith,all the ,i'ord p-rt-
desired save Sprein, belt for puiap",'.hichl iteL is uniknoun -o corsage men.

I hopae machine isrunning ste('dily,aa i al -nxious to get ae much
cle. ring done na oos .ibl e. IXf w have ,iouuir noi:t Itwa.rr,f want to/
pl-"nt good 11nny 'v;eot pot-,to.s goon iaftor ,,o:.ini, up. X knort whereto
get slips ,,nd ('.ntthii fround no7 p 'iS p epared to be in shWp' to plant
them in. Pleass continue clearing g;rund weat and fj.W of school house,
and dizc h:rCow as rmuc.l of it as posaibl,'e. 'y intention i.? to run 4
firrow.' in a troJp, thu ra ;-king a rougjx ridg ?, to b'13 faninhod .lith a hoo,
Other ri ~ges m-ad4~e in the sam e w;y :.e to bie pun xp.r.l to thi row,
and,when thc& ground is muoist nouj.;h,thei whoh p3.ant-su in sweet potatoes,
Please work to this end. '.tere shouldd til be, enougli fiun.l,if -Jd"t yet
in t;s field is brought in.

Please keep in close touch wi'ti 1Mr.E:iiuvin in te;nttor mantters,
both in using mrn:chine.and nutting in p-rts. Dnote instructio., inside
f.n belt. If, at any timaryou are not able to ke ep rhuin e goingtphase
ask !'urvin or 'ryor to t' i] it. -.ak,. szr, m irchlii. ie well oil0d,*rrd
supplied with water. Keep nuts tiglit. .eeI that 1n2ie not overloa;ded
T'.y> Uni-.ords were sold here yest.d;yj-- tuo CiJas Rudle and 1i.G.'.!hceler,
respectiv-lyr- nad will b sant to the L.]kere-ion JiefoIri aseding,
they '-.ill probably be exhibited h-ire to a lurc crowd. It is very im- -
port-,ntthat our machine be ke-iit in Rgood condition, and going. fnny vill
probably be stopn6n. to ee.i.t, and we wanit no bad iupreowio' created.

Should the clreaini and dicing be progre;ing -'pidlygstJ'r plOT7
up s3evral rows ( ridg,,st-for aweet potatoes,running north ind south,be-
giniinr, on east side of clear land that yuoi peo)p e are not to use. You
are to }Ir' as lauc:u :s y)>u con use, you know. 3ioud thi wnat1hr condi-
tions3 favor:abl, Yhouu .d likjc to be in position to plant tneo pot ?toes
r-'pidly soon afte o:unin-. Th] pr:v ou. n.Win crop fo.r thi s period.

Pleas show this ltter to -r. 17urvip,and .??t his :,dvice on all.
irnport-.nt ntohin- mtters. "enInber a the good condition of the: ma-
chin is A?'3TOLUTV7T~TITAL to pres nt ;ucces,;. Alsotlht when 1.-.- ftchell
Coraes,Au.lst.,hl -ywvn.,t it a good deal,an we wnnt our sweet potauo work
well advanced then.






G(ENEHAL. OFFICES: SOUTHERN OFFICES:
LONCG BUILDIiNG e27, 12TH STREET i
KANSAS CITY, MO. MIAMI, FIA.


Eerglabe an 'aletro (Qompany

E. C. HOWVE, WAHINGTON, D. C., HIIADQUATRBUS:
GCENERIAL AGENT FOR THE 800 G. STREET, N. W.
COMPANY'S LA DS 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 itd 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' eetings 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 424 and $30 to $40 and $50 per acre.
Our fifty-dollar land is now almost gone, and buyers cat-afford to waste no
time unless willing to purchase at $60 and 4O0 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,
WASHINGTON OFFICE OF,
EVE RGLADE LAND G TL .S CO.,
OURAY BLDG., 809 G ST. N. W.






t : v'*









V ... .
*,..L - -- "- .
~ ~ ~ -5 t.*7-
,- ^'i." .- -._ J : -. ".' ',,, -* -" -' ^ ", ",';. .^" _... *--
,*" ,";' ,,, -.l .-


-. L. _, . ._ A /<

_.-- -- -
-- - - . .. .

,, *" "-
'- -* I ^ . <. .,* _,-. ... "' ,.' ..*_,* ;' _. !/ ,l -
-, ... "*.- -, ..;-_- .
1- .... .- - -

' ... ^ -" L ./ ; ^ ,, ,- ,."" / '
!

*i4__ j/ ..' "
,. . . .. .c.. . -_ -.. .,,,' _,,-,...
;- *
^.- ./,l .-. ,-1. /< "-, ... c.. ...C, .,, : .^ -" ', '-'7'/ '
.-. .-
/ ,

I .

L_; ___> c ___. "' ,_- .- .^ .* ... ..y -
J --,--l'-' '; *^ *.l Y ... *. '.^ ,t_ __' **_ / '. _
S, .- ./ /
'9" ----"-:-"/ 1- '"(L.ai
-_ _'L _J. L. "" -L;_- .... ^ ^ .,,3_ ._/- Jr U ^ ._. ,\.. .
'9* '//
.. . S r ... - -.- _
...1.._^k.,/ -? -- '
i. 2 1 .-. .,,
/ . . .. ,. -- p. __.-. .. ,












II
.- - { 1
- .'f ,- -. . .: f:. ". --
L .L. A -.- f
, .. / -
















il/A-r-< 1 ^ -*'l r"r^ ^.< -- ^-. -: .-' -
, / '.--. I' '"" _



'/ ^ /^ --..- ', r, / ,/,"- -, "- .- .. ;-* "-^
/




- 7 7L .--'- ,--- .
.. '^ ^ ^.- L -..i -' ..i, -,'. ; "-.^ ,- &,, __
.'. , ', -2- ,--
fi t, ... L A -' ""- -
, _. t -- ,. -




. o_. -M . ,. . . :' ^. -,i ,.. '-, ;*..'_ ..
A ^ ^i/ ,^ ^ ^ /-v/^
- s .- / L- ,-- 6 1 :






./ -" ., .. .:. ., ,... /.
.,,,' --^ .;.-A .,_.. .. -,, ^ ./' t- ^
,,f, , f^-/^-TriT ^A"^ ....^
Sy ...... -





'^t v~ I~ w ti -i^ *:t t-^ '" i'^/
S1 - '



- ,._ , _,- - - ..
,' c.t / L,
"" ". 2 '-, :. ,
o ... bSJ P r

(tu .7 i# 1 / ,'.dl
-' I ~ .-* *1
." f.V t' 2-, "' c,|,.L z :" ,. t-". .! 7 rC"A.2
,. _, :)} ,, I ',N . 2... ,
-.,y" ., ." :k "c "- ., .,








, I' f -n ^ , --* ' "


L f.
~ ,/ --


- .: I < -) IW V e












'IIt

11 2F
SZ -25
- -" ," ' '
. -, . t' -_ ,.," .' .. ..
) /.. I / .' 4
. L. - /.-" ,. ../ / ^ ^ /^ " .

._. *" ^ *._*' ^* j ,__ .-^ -" _.

X U
S. ., . -: ,,
.. '.. ..;.vt- C. .; -. : .. : . .. -,

( / . f '
/ -I .
,, ^ ., ,72'.. ..../ .:.-// .. *. -
2 C .- ., _. -.. -_
/ -/
.;:. (*',: ). .. .-^ *-- ,, *'< -- -^ :' i-'- ;.z /-',n


r_-"", W" ,-i, L^ iC , :'/ ,); 9 s "' .
,/ ,if ,;. ,- / ,

.. ,< .-/* /* -l L < ^ *f ; ^< -; .?
- L 4- -i' -," -' '
r -/ / { -.
.^2( JL( C/2 L'A -cS-^ -,- .7--tj -^*- -^
, .. -- -- , /
-^- ,,- ,^-- _^--,.u_,-.. *"^ ,-C ,.o .L--f c / ,
,0 .,.t /
_,..... C, .. .. .q -,, '5.
^.__ .' ~.,'-" "' / "- './ '. "-..-- ,- y )-- . ''-D" L t "7- ^
V //" ,.I .
-' -- i*/ / ^y / j*/7



" . '
C ) .' ^ ._"^:.-t. -,_ ,_ _ _.-_ '-^: ,' .. ,, ,__.,
*' '; / -
._,,( U ,:__*- -_ <. -.; ^ .-.^ ._: ,.-_ ._^ ; - ^.__-
/ -) # , ..* li / ,
..,.,- ,.sL_, '.- .2 C.4 ...'- "-.- L- -- -; _.,;:.






-WOO













v I
- ". :- -


, <, A ^_. ,i tL... -, V Y..-
-.-, g / -- , .. / -.


/ / /
*l7- -1 --P.% t 'C ,
',-<..tv' ,,t-'\ -, _


4. L .A. --7- -' '-," *j ." ,, ', ..l









"- /' .. ... " .. . .. i ... .

e-- I- 1 c x__




t -- h t ,- : t, .c'/ --- t












( r -. /. V --L-e--o c.sfc -.a
p
Y d ..r-L.-'-*' /;{ 6"-- i .. 4_2_x-r.,t -",, ,, -, ,,...t...- A--- (.... (,,

"/" .--^^-'A^^-^^/^'^ / .

'; / ',' .t /
,y ^ ../.:. ', ,, ," .-.' / -/ -- -:^f'- .. (
,: ' -.* ;_- -- - -_' : - __t t. .. ".'^ --,-\'.."'2? _
4, -. ", .
;.,^^ -^ :1^ / -ti' /n ^ s- .t. / Y
." / -

.~. ._u.44 _4 i ,'L .t -. I -;,- ....
"
U e./ iL r J I. 'I '
_.'.- / .. . ,. **,_ ." /' .-. ", . ,, -
.T *. .. "-- "-- - /' ,>" y ," -* -
:. _. ', ... "" ^ :; . .. :- u--'. [. -. ., ', .*_.-
-** A'* rt-. t..s.r -._E ,. -






-.- --- .-.* t -X ":,; "
-. -"-
,I C.. p .



w



/ '-
.. / .. --. A-'- -


V 1. *. '
~1. .. ..j,: ; f ._ ...

... ...- zA,-A-l-%fl.
t. <7 /
-- "" ~ ~ A'-. .. . . .. . . .. .. .. .. .