Business Correspondence. Apr. 1, 1918- Apr. 30, 1918.

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

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COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK
IN
AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS,
STATE OF FLORIDA.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, DIVISION EXTENSION DIVISION,
OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.
AND UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE. COOPERATING.
West Palm Beach, Fla.,

April 1, 1918.

Dr. T, E. Uill,

Okeelanta, Fla.

Dear Dr. .ill:

We are anxious to get as large a favorable vote

on the tic'L-e~r'tion as possible and we know that we can count

on you for help. I am sending you a list of voters who will be

qualified, and altho the voting_,lace is a long ways off we

hope that a good vote in favor of the proposition may be poled.

Can you tell me anything about the progress of

the Farm Loan Ase=,. in your section? I am interest because I

have some land four miles east of Lake Okeechobee one half mile

north of the Palm Beach Canal which I may want to borrow money

on. I believe that the muck lands will be much more favorably f

rated than our lands along the coast.

I see by the papers that you have been stirring

them up some, and my only comment is "go to it".

With best personal regards, I am,

Sincere yours,



County Agent.










April 2, 1Q18.

Dear Sir:
In rep&1 to your favor of the 27th ult. we are under
separate cover sending you catalog covering our Sandusky tractor.

We especially recommend" this tractor for the Glades, as it
has proved its ability to work under most every condition they
afford. We have not been working this machine in the territory of
POkeelanta but propose to place one there as soon as possible.
However, we had several of thsm working near the Palm Beach Canal,
which ground, I understand, is identical with Okeelanta.

The Sandusky tractor which we have is a special model made
for this country. It is equipped with special wheels and front
wheels are 15 inch face. The rear wheels 26" face are equipped
with hard wood cleats, which enable them to get a better footing
on this soft soil than could be obtained with angle irons or spud,,
both of which we have tried out.

This tractor pulls threg_plows or an 8' double disc harrow, /
and with the plows it will break about 6 acrds of land 2n q ten
hour run. The reason we selected the Sandusky is because we and
our customers had been troubled by excessivebreakag-e on account
of the machines being made of inferior materials. The Sandusky
is made of high grade steels thro-out and the working parts are
of the very hardest steel. This is one of the few tractor- on the
market which has its gears cut from a solid block of steel and
then heat treated- further more, all working parts are enclosed
and run in oil. This machine is entirely gear driven and is the
oml_ worm driven tractor on the market. This is the sBme worm
gear which is the David Brown English patent, as used by some of
the leading truck manufacturers.

With reference to break downs, will state that we have had
our tractors thro some very severe test and we have not yet had
a single break down. One tractor has been plowing on the Glades /
continuously witn'breakage for six ye?ks. This is not a very long
time but there are all indications that it is going tc keep up.
However, sooner or later there is bound to be some breakage, for
there is no machinery made but will either wear out or breah at
times, so in order tc gaurd against this we have stocked a full /
supply of repair arts and carry_these in our wa-ehouse.
Furthermore, we have three expert service men who continually
travel thro-out the territory attendini-g"'t6Te wants of our tractor
owners.

We are having a carload of these tractors shipped in each
week and are in position to make immediate delivery. -.
The price of this special model Sandusky is 01125.00 f.o.b.
West Palm Beach.

We have also been experimenting with plows and other imple-
ments, as we find that it requires a speciallo. as well as a
special tractor for this country.

Should you be interested in this ve ivill be pleased to send
you literature describing this plow.

Trusting to be of service to you, we are,

Yourg'truljr,


R. Tomkinson.







CURRIE & YEOMANS
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW
SUITES E AND F. MCGINLEY BLDG.
WEST PALM BEACH. FLA.


April 2, 1918.


Prof. Thomas E. Will,
Okeelanta,
Palm beach Uounty, Fla.

Dear Doctor:-

Miss Bowman saw the Abstract people by accident
since you and I were there and they raised a doubt in her
mind as to the wisdom of accepting the title unless the plat
is put on record in the plat books. You will remember this
question was brought up to us while I was in the Abstract office
with you.

The young lady, it seems, when she bought the lots
from you, did it largely on the strength of a beautiful plat
you showed her and it was based onihe prospec-s of a town-
site there that she purchased the lots. As soon as it was sug-
gested,that perhaps that plat might be sold out in acres, V
and no such townsite would surround her lots, she began to
get weak-kneed about the transaction, and in order to reassure
her, I told her that I would insist on-you having the members
of the Internal Improvement Fund join with you in putting the
whole__plat on record.

I feel satisfied that if you put it up to the people
at Tallahassee in the proper way, they will not fail to do
the right thing. They are keenly interested as you know in
having such a town located in the Everglades.

In talking with Miss Bowman I find that she had
discussed this question with you when she first bought the
lots and no matter how good your intentions are, if you
should die or fail in business' she would not be protected
unless this whole~glat was dedicated to the public. Miss
Bowman is now gone north, and has intimated that she is in
no great hurry, aniwill not withdraw the money for six or
eight months as long as you are trying to deliver the goods.

under the circumstances 1 suggest that you proceed
at once to open negotiations with Tallahassee along the lines
proposed.

GGC/OM Yours very truly,

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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 aore 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 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 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, 4

Ladies are particularly welcome at our lectures. We can refar
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 -- 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 locateA, 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 be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.

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General Agent.






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STANDING COMMITTEES:
SCHOOLS
C E LEwis
KARL KERR
I. N. RICH
ROADWAYS
C.AB. WADLEIGH
MIc HAE I. CORKERY
Loyis COLLINS
SOCIAL RELATIONS
MRS. C. H. GREATHOUSE
MRS. C. E. LEWIS
MRS. W. A. B


Alexandria Court House

Citizens Association


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C. L. COLLINS
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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-
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 TES 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 stereopticon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests, Gome and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our soil exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just what it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made
from photographs taken byan 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 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. 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.




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T'r. Goa. G.Currie,

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S.... just d a. confrr, nj? with a

c ompet mit survyor rho will be -.t H'ow Okceel a ita within a

ar.onth,at their outsidee8nl u il, 1. do my work, including the loont-

in,-; of co rs,rolkinc- of tr--oing and ldlatp-ni rmkinr; of af-

fit vit. Shionl our loc',l survyorno: aw-sy,not return in

tir'- t'li. nill -ry-i- t-'7 to Y ii thi? sa-ryin,:; 3and 1ffi

d vii p-rt. T .i cic- ion 1 'rt I !xtn ct to h v no troub.

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'cnm-rn,yon '.:. t li.:-'rty to report :z ,bove,

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routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
Zverglades lands to you because I BELIZVE 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 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 satisfaction
just whale 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 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. W., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4280, Te shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.

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Endls. General Agent.










FLORIDA ABSTRACT- COMPANY
H. S. FAIRCHILD, CAPITAL, $50.000.00
PRESIDENT
.. W. MEANS. ABSTRACTS OF TITLE :: FIRE INSURANCE
VICE-PRESIDENT
W. R. LAWLEY, TITLE INSURANCE
SECRETARY
J. W. COMSTOCK
TREASURER
WEST PALM BEACH. FLORIDA


April 4, 1918.


Dr. Thos. E. Will,
Okeelanta., Fla.

Dear Sir:

In preparing these abstrL-ts for the hew
Okeelanta subdivision, it '111 be necez-sary for us
to have copies of the sketch such as you ,,cve us in
preparing the abstract for Mr. Currie's client. ie
have written to Mr. Todd for the recording fee and
extra entrt; fee and pre~uie we will "i.;. r from h:i.i in
a few days. Please rilsh to us at your earliest conven-
ience as many of these printeO sketcr,'- *i; you ,'ish
abstracts on, and we will then forward Mr. Todd's al.-
stract to the tankl at 1ontgiomer;,- as requested.

Yours very truly,


FLORI i AT 'Y,

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Oke el ant :,, riddi,

April 4th.,01l').


To Whom It .Hay Conoern:.- (


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CluOib-r, h--e taught thlie 0eunt:i school during : the school year

of 1917-- 18sthit slte is yoiun lndy of excnl~l nt clhnrnoter and

reput ition, ant ln cvrnest, oonC'cientiou'! to chLr,.i-indl th1it holt

hns modp mirny friends in our nigihborhood. '79 benjpoi"k for Lher

S kindly reception o01erievpn',] '.1'-li .v ::v'i i' ill. r ndr good

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LOANS, RENTALS & INSURANCE.

IIAMII,ELA. April 4, 1918.





IMr. Those. E. Will,
Okeelanta, Fla.

Dear Mr. Will:

Can you prepare for me several fine bundles of different
grasses and hay that you are raising in that section,
bundles to be tied together firmly in bunches of six or
eight inches in diameter, sending Para grass or or azy
other fine forage stuff that you can send to me cured.

Also send me an exhibit of mangelwrtzels, if you can get
them, and would it be possible for you to get a nice bunch
of sugar oane stalks? I will be glad to reimburse you
for all of this, and will be glad to hear from you by
return mail stating just what you can get, or if you can
not, advi as me who could secure same for me. I will
appreciate this very much, and will see that you lose
nothing thru your efforts.

Very truly yours,.


Manager of Sales.




















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On Boat to Okeelantaflas,Apr.5,1018.




My dear U7, Wandrey.. .
e Your read, eply w b;. trip to cont.
Have abeen in.W.P.Beaoh gaiapusbhin our i.teres atinoluding rond.mohool
et. You py-=beintaort ed to 'kaor; th t Tlrnw leGullaj4iaftw I b'.'lieve
you klnow,hias been eng-ged to teach ttxc u3qIcanta Sahool next yenr. She
will be a great help to us.
Wq are -to -havean % rv agslaeGuwtt- CGoiianio ner-- tl-firlt.
Ifnow,"?we succeed in get;.ing not a AUr *proaontative,iut a rnpreaentatiw
that will mean muth to the development of our section.
The Co.Comura. ar? g(?tting pretty aore at wMit Tie h1at t dont in
pushing the road, I seea to be tlheespeaial obj ect of their wrAth.
W,7hat ever we g;ethlcrea we simply hrv to FIGHT FOR ?nid that s nl'w"y'3
lihlr-1 to stir up the animalsow

I think you are wise in getting a pretty good nixed arena in our
section f you.ccon. FI.styour idea as to cormp.ratnve -indep,-ndenue
of truaok4g i6s soudin. *eoond4l-nds there are rising rapidly in vilue
and,with the coming of the, rorA,,will rise much nmoru rapidly.

Vy pxperinc-in acquired in ap raising 1-ands for Federal 2'rm Loandr
showed me we were practically,,apwy mur 2= ot crest imnds in .seaLiing t'h
at the old prices. Landn lees deiirblp p s .T LATD, .'R._Y,inoludinr;
locations ,I found to be .aellinc at OO00.00 per acre. Ours are much 5a
better located than sone of tiese,.thile,in addition they hIwe abnolut ely
nothing to conipvnre-ith our Fruitorest Plnm,our development f'rturen,
Associntionwowncd outfit -etc. - epplewholly disinterested ,vAsit our F
C.lands ;r rave over our superior soilnsthese being so much farther ad-
-anced in. decmposition thsn niny othare in th? Glades,. I -fool t Iit
if the 1yi4s selling; at $100600 i acre are worth tl'tta Fruitor-est hold
ing,wthatithall it carries ith It,i.a wqrth $1,000.,00 As I sanI,with
the rpel .Will,.core the.rush of ps-ople andthe'jumn in values. If you
can add a another holdingyou 1hd batter do so,

I Y a brtot7Qr ,a druggist of- Pryor,0kla He hnz visited ou:.-
,iection gr9. ._at,he bpucht on. F.C. holdin;.-,and pAid for it.
'then he rjatp4. tri.perbornaBe. h)inhe bcouight 13 acrea of inprov7d 1
1 andin 0 'IIAktiPateLl has nearlypid out 0.1 tid.i. hrn h3
bought 1 Fy sq ditiapii<.rthiisp.ad yptl ash for itTot 11. 35 a.
He is a care ul,ocessfu business iann. He above e shows mh: hi, -think.
ofjur lands and outlook* -.-











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, 360, and $80 an aore 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 forbsight 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 countrytfor 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 f-riends and spend a pleasant. highly
)profitable evening as our guests. Come and see oar 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 wh'a it is and will do. Ye 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 leotureg. te 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 -- ooze and let us explain
how we can do.tbis.

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 frog
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 4280, We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.


Xnod .


General Agent.














Y.3.71.(2)

I do not kn.ovw of any lands in Truitcrest th-t o-a--1?' bought At 1
?ess thnn thy present achodula prices.

I glsd to. *enolose are,- Okeel?nta plt. Th' coming of the
Bolles anm-- wholly unexpeted to e,Uan4 hypejing whi le 1. was still
in D .C.-- maad- the Canal Croosing the Logicnl roint, the Strnt.n-aio
Center. The Cross-State Road will c0: tt. t hat point nnd divide, there
on e branch going west and the other north, tlh two to unite and co on t
to Ft.Ilyers, Vie shn 11 3lso hIve a waterway to West Pal BJeaoh, follow
ing the roadwy. j e.; Okeolants i. the first Import.int point on the
road after leaVing alI'. BeRad, lhen the RUSH do*e cone, you 0onn I.
agine what the effect will ): on New 0ke-:-lnutn. *

I had expected little or no activity in ItAw Okeel.ntMi lots till
t'ie rona did come. lovwtverit has bogunrui lota 3u.)waold i'tt.,ii ail
most every case,thewbuyar hunting tji. lota .nd th' noller. It ii al-
ready tho center of o, lirgo farming action lying ; all nbout it_ Some
livthero and go out to the 1-inda they oultivct. hidn i coi Ion
on the const,as in Europo,and will probably become iore v nd mor 'the
rule about our di3trictas ro.doomc. j

The enclosed folder indionteu briefly 9oi" thii1 ; we have. In
addition,rie nor~ hrvo a lumber yir,;with lurnbe on t', gruuid. We have
good botel,a good dbgool building, a largesubst-ntial Tao Itall,a
good store,' .d other features. Our lo00.tion in si1g~tly aui fine.
People huve already b.?gun to con e to us to anspnd n p'rt or t'.e whole
of the winter,eaoCpin,g the col0/'1nJ lno the high pricoa of thg resort
town of Florida. of the north,' One of our tour-
ists" tVio,it hiin fist r,tho h vin- no 1-ind intnrost%3 ii the ilades,
apon' m os of the rwiStr with us,told me he sanri no reason why we
should not build up a good tourist bu.ine s at Air: Oiseelaunta.

Ourlot prices are very reasonable now. On' man from Hilmii
bought 3 lots,and then fran kly stated t it they were worth junt double
the prior and before long would bes eling for as AUGh P?'2 FROITT FOT('T
aS he paid 'pr lot. I. mi indicating sor e prices and other data
on plat. *
A pergoa 1 vt ,Ait n ej to iniveat will find a' ood opening in build-
ing small ]iousos-- say 200 to $500 eadh-- in liew Okeel nta to rent.
For nearly .,.;y&r we have had people living 'in the Town "a l,fi rt
onegroup a:., '- onother.because there were not r aideno e housea-enou&
to behad.* eltt i have. occupied the Hall at one time If you
want a lot A,; e-At present .priea they a~re a bargain.
EaIL -q 2. *o-
3 .LIu :A.. A j .. '. .inoer ..y yiurs,.
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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 aore 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 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 evenringaa our guests. Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruit and plants -- take a sample of-our soil exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own *atisfaot-ion
just 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 Sor.

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 accommodate us, but your friends still more.

Gome and see us at your lunch hour, or on your way home from
the office. We are centrally located, on the ground floor. Our
address is 809 0 Street, N. V., -- 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.




Eioles. General Agent.






Fort Lauderdale. Fla.,


In Account With


C. Gm.


RODES


FERTILIZER AND SEEDS


While we exercise the greatest care to have all Seeds pure and reliable we give no warranty express or Implied, as to
description, quality, productiveness or any other matter or any Seeds, Bulbs or Plants we send out and we will not be In any way
responsible for the crop. If the purchaser does not accept the goods on these terms they are at once to be returned and the money
that has been paid for same will be refunded.


J A A .


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CLOVER AND GRASSES
A lfalfa ......................30c lb.
A like ....................... 40c lb.
B urr ........................ 30c lb.
Berm uda .................... 60c lb.
Kentucky Blue ............... 30c lb.
N atal ....................... 40c lb.
Rhodes ...................... 75c lb.
Florida Clover ... .......... 45c Ib.
Billion Dollar ............... 25c Ib.
Beggar W eed ................ 45c Ib.
Soudan ........... ......... 45c lb.
Cattail Iillett .............. 25c Ib.
German Mlillett .............. 10c Ib.
Barley ................... 10c lb.
R ye ................. ...... 10c lb.
Buckwheat ..... ........... 10c lb.
O ats ........................ 7c Ib.
W heat ....................... 7c Ib.
Chufas .............. ....... 20c lb.
CORN


Nassau ................... $1.50 pk.
Cuban Flint ............... $1.50 pk.
Hasting Prolific ... ...... $1.25 pk.
Mexican June .. ...... $1.25 pk.
Mirms Sugar ................. 20c lb.
'15 Day Sweet Corn ........... 20c lb.
Pop Corn .................... 20c lb.

SORGHUM CANE
Am ber .................... 12!4c Ib.
Orange .................... 1214c lb.
Texas Ribbon, for Syrup ...... 20c lb.
K affir Corn ........................
Egyptian W heat ....................
Fetereta ................ .... 20c lb.
Kamel Korn ................ 20c oz.
Teosente .................... 75c lb.
Dwarf Essex Rape ........... 25c lb.
Spanish Pea Nuts ............ 15c lb.

COTTON SEED
Kings Improved ............. 10c Ib.
Simpking Prolific ........... 10c
Sea Island, long staple ....... 10c lb.

SEED POTATOES
Red Bliss ............... $7.00 Bag
Spaulding Rose ........... $7.00 Bag
MELON SEED
Tom W atson ............... $1.00 Ib.
Kle kley Sweet ............ $1.00 Ib.


Georgia Rattlesnake .......
Florida Favorite ...........
Ice Cream .................
Banana Canteloupe .........
Honey Dew Melon ..........
Rocky Ford ................


$1.00 lb.
$1.00 lb.
$1.00 lb.
$1.25 lb.
$2.00 lb.
$1.50...


PEAS
California Black Eye ......... 15c Ib
Bradham .................. 12'.,c lb.
Iron ...................... 121' c lb.
W hippoorwill ............. 121.c lb.
Velvet Beans ................ 10c lb.
Dasheons ............. $2.00 hamper
Onion Sets .............. 20c lb.
Seed Sweet Potatoes ........ 4cs Ib.

BEANS
Refugee 1000 to 1 ............$13.50
Extra Early ................ $13.50
Black Valentine .............. $13.50
Kentucky Wonder ........... $13.50
Burpees Stringlesg ........... $13.50
Mexican Tree ................ $14.00
Mexican Pinto ...... ....... $12.00
Curries Rust Proof Wax ...... $16.00
Hodson W ax ................. $16.00
Golden W ax .. .. ......... $16.00
Wardwell Wax .... .......... $16.00
Black German W ax ................
Burpees Stringless, green pod........
Pencil Pod Black W ax ...............
Davis Wax .......................
Burpecs Buch Limas ....... $16.00
Henderson's Bush LimaS ..... $16.00
Fordhojk Bush Lima-: ........ $16.00
King of the Garden Limas .... $16.00

Also a full line cabbage onion, rid-
1is, lettuce, beets, parsnips, Indian
pumpkins, turnips sceds, etc., etc.
Pyrox, Bordeaux Lead, Arsenate
lead, Paris Green, Bluestone, Lime
Black Leaf "'10". Whale Oil Soap. etc.

Also agent for and ha- e one sample
in stock, Seminole Bean and Pea Hul-
ler, Red Hickory Wagon. Trackford.
McWhortle Fertilizer Distributors,
Gnatt's Combination Plows and also
see sample of the McKay Disc Plow
and Subsoiler for Foid Tractcrs.


Prices in Quantities Cheaper




/


Yep of e ,.N.,wtt r-mttaue of .0.00,






thne for your promptness
,, ..ve bgen on t cOn Boat to Okea wntoaepulaur
r April 5,lf&. 0



ery d he r. eel ysee he pp f

4 Yoarp of 'Vie w34.,with rtiltt.roe of.' 4O.OO,
was received. Enoloaed find rTopt..and please accept ivy
thlnka' for your promptness.

*i 2 Iitve been on tX e coast or about a weokepuaht1rg our
nFttere at th e ewmity sent. If yuusoe thc pripero froi! this
seetioa,you havrnotic m that we have been in the road strug,;le

The Crows-State road fran Palm .:each to Ft.M~mr, i. to us
a matter of t'ie most intense. importmoces. e feel thnt .tieintef
eats of the Glades people ar6 not attended to bytlIe County
Cormnisars. so fully ca theyruight be. 'e- are subj ect to ab-
aentee rulo',long-diAtance and lnrg.?ly unr presentative,lienoe,
vie ut4 fight for all we get.

ly pertinacity in push$n' third : rovd intter,as well ,s
ot!er r-.:tters vit l to the Glades,has r-thor stirred up some
of tV.e Coast offioil a who pr,'farto be let nlone.O HJowever,
I can see no other wayualema our intTertse are to be sndly
neglect ted.

S We'ae soon to hav-a ora.isiaoner from the Glades counts
the first ever, This is an event. It is ua' to ua to see that
hi, reprosatta and does not misrepreuext our. sootioe
S.. Cordially yours,






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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-
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 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 stereoptioon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends and sp-nd 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 analysed and prove to your own satisfaction
just what it is and will do, We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored elides, 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 ForesatService, 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 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. 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.




Encle. General Agent.










1 -

On Boat to New Ot:eelta ,la.,April 5,1918.




?&s. Anna Wares Hofia;ni,
4409 N.Gri.ff A7ve.,.,
Los Angeles,Calif*
My dear Friend and Cuaradoe:-

AnAm lea ng a strenuous. li-fe these days Up
to my eyes in th e pioneering and d aunity building

Almost sinc-eI last saw- you,I,1]ve been sp,?cilizinr: on the
Glades problam,organi ina; colonies, rouahing it",lonrninr whit to do
add ho. to dp it% discoveringBinventing, financingrtesting and suffering
with th? tractors nndploms t)at should& brea-k our npeci dl type of wild 13A
-- and,quite comznonly dealineto do its havobonm wrestling with County
Comirars. and politicians in the effort to etspgAd,and with other of-
ficialgto ,.ott.j4ols. Till I could fe-l that iwe had thinao wihre the
cet tiercould SUCCf3D frra the beginning, 4r t usk aa t been -iore. ,d kp /
hi.RaUt- than to dra, him ine- -. aolf-denying act that thVespoculntor and
mearel-a n-man c::n,iot possibly underatand,and,if heoouldwould only reward
with contempt.

Sinceth e days vihenh we cam e up h]ert together -- you,Comrade IHoff.
m-nand I-- andhad our pictures trai.en together,and sepaetoly-- and I have
'ime of them yet--I have been aluoit sweating blood to g t things here
an a good,solid basis.

Thank God.' The goal is in silhtr. We rive not reached it yet, /
but that we sBall,and at no distant day,I Pm .'s oert.in vs thth the sun
will shine to-morrt*
During that time,I hrve carried obligations thst would sink a
nnvy." But I have held with bull-doe tenacity to tly. belief that All
is Well*,and. events areprovin.r it. .
If Iy creditors had closed dorn on me it hks looked a hundred tima
as though khey.might hrnve crusUhd me lika'a egg sholL;but they AILV M.'V;;ER 3S
DOIT' SO. 0 haa looked like an ev"Fpreeont m=gg.ole thCt I hiixe gotten
long thus tixrbut Twe are living in an age when mirneles should be the
order of tea to taoe vho l a dertind.

You acn n1nce-- llht'rpssWTeWtfa' pprinoiiktaf3il,400.O every 3 mgos,
,and big -ran m sa. And I arted 'o n this without
|- -llar;tS Ozones ruined bythe Anti4Glades Warand under the neeujlj
hWof supporting IN family out of my lifg-insurance policiese


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." routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
.Everglades lands to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, be'oaus' I BELIEVE
that, while.it is now selling at 850, $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
Stateof 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 thoie 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 -- 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 upa party, go down to the Everglades and see this won-
derful country for yourself. Excursions run out of Washington twice
4 month. You will return glad you went, glad you bought.

S Come to one 3f our stereoptioon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Mate up a party among,your friends and spend s pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests, Oome 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 wha6i4t 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 employe'in the Government Printing
Office. All these things willconvince you that'HERE it your op-
portunity -- the one you have been looking for. -

Ladies are particularly welcome at our leotureu, We can refer
them to one of their number in the Forest Service, who returned frod
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-looated, 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 be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.




Encl.. General Agent,.




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how, I am almost in sight of th3 good tine that you 1rVF begn told
hna already arrived. I am enclosing son e plot th-It will, give you an
idea. p
Fruitorst ij oneof tte finest of land trct,and liRhas thi btiner
plan. The tim cmi3'nat far distantwhon it'sIiould be producing brnner
crops. .
The machini*nee have ilmiot gon mad ovedr are' nlso' alnmoit in ilght.
In a short tioe, e not belicywe shall be nblV to break 1Irvenreas of
our wild loud. his 4e0 reults dIhuPd cuno. fist. 01dlsnd". at New
Okeelantai.e.gl that his be.-n'in cultiv-tion h yewnQ'g nan..8Qa 2
per acre c'.sh Remoembr tit the fir t trnct I of Cered4 Domtra&dc lpmfiann--
the 80 shown on the plat-- he'ws to h-r. for $6 0 p p a' cre.
We ha wt'ged lon:,-~nd,happily a suecepaful- cmapmin to. secure
a gre-t CrossaStt e Roati from Palm Beadh ,pz.t our pointto ,t.Myers- Tom
Edison's town op the Gulf Coast. Tnat rDad is3:in:;nc Aaflndun Cr. construct
tion. It vll comn- Ar Cot froj Palm 3ren i to ITe Olkeel intdivide th'r
one branch following t'V- south border of our "orn,and th.-,,other cutteing;m
north throuw1i it.and follor Ing theo C.nal and o3ce 3Shbre. he two will SWp
join in Lee to.,indao -on to r:yers, V ,
Then tVit ro-a4 comes ,lot'voilusi iln I.e Okeel-ntp will Jump. In '
fnct,solews therd have already begun-- rwaynliead of tV.- time was count*
on. Next wr$nt-.r pbould begin th"profit-ta.king erao*
Th.e s'econproposition maud Comr-ide ]1oftfm-n-- the on he was con-
ing here to see when hi. l- a tillnal: 's*aizd hiUe,-- wIs tVhIt Ihv t-k, /
tracts 54,55 56 and 57,east. e. the canal. lie w-is to ga t tht 28 aores /
for 02,000.0'60 SO-d4.th-t suma would hardly toucht th ring of t,} at, 28 as.
And the prior a to-d-. y i small in compirinan with what it will be thten sets
tlsemint follows th ro4d,.
Judge. Sutton w.s anneye l t me tell you s*mpth ing. Hls .1st
1tter to me threatened ,foreclo*s21proceedings. I. r.epied th-?t I hoped
this might not be found ine es ary ;butth.at-if for. Olosal. should be,de- V
termined uponb.e need not goto the trouble of jnstituting, procsdings.
He need only, notity" m Qhnc I Wqult3 ao oQut deeds for the Inrd coyerod byk
the mortgage, A(?er hejrd furser. ,frp4 w, t, ( -
Sthe m T ut e
INo-,t n tgt' ge covers 60 asreS f Glndes lid.. Lan._Jall,
whil appraitigf la-ndg; fbr Federal farm oan purposes. .helped appraise
some 3,000 a p a rishgl ct enip.icrf A.t covered bzthat mortgage a
At th-prices s re actually sUi7 tfor in that terd-Itory,
I should s lty} t1n Q4acr# t;;C h PTorttibout 3OO00.00
.I ath A dvel pmin *k d s atd t id. t n mO Y.I aj,
still on a v"y fi%6 YP&iR,1 Wt i.- im'iid:aw- and r i'the rTo-
resq of the development work am pushinjI expect to be able to pay out,
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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 aore in ten-
acre tracts on easy monthly payments, it will be but a short time
until it will be worth $8500 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 wll,l be the GARDEN,
SSPOT 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 -yqu cannot work the land yourself, we can show you how it
"-i xbe 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
Sa mOnth. You will return glad you went., glad you bought.

7 C. ^omeB to one of,Qur atereoptioon lectures -- notice enclosedd.,
S "l Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant. highly
Profitable evening as. our guests. Come and see our soil exhibits,
S tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our. sgil 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 magnificentlX colored slides, some of which were made
S' from photographs taken by an employee in, the Governmezt Printing
'Offioe. 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
theka to one of their number in the Forest Service, who returned from
S a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging,her friends to buy.

We can help yo 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 aooommodate us, but your friends still more.

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




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principle and in4t'r.t ev7 Aollar I QiWRI,,d to have plenty left But',
to do thi-.,1"brt fi~Jz% tV tit through .
The .good atim.es hould begin with t,he% arrival- or evLdemt appronoh,
of the road, Lit; that ,the' should contiLe .iideAfi -talys.
I -': moviniH Elten sid ]Larthl,and -makin'g myuolf persann non Sta
with the County off*cisul in my efflrti to hasteo tie compl-ton of the
road. Ondef the hi, e-welghts .the, Qounty SBnIt r csat, y eolar.l- in
the Board of Trmdo eobtiTi g t i' the only way to hrave peace mia to send
up to Okeelanta an IZI11l otf t1lat. an WillU. The peace" th y wnt is
tlhekind I efll tie in V telat toh t prevapte
Now t lere is t 4k of s ending me to the 33oard of County Commarse,
as representative of the Glades Aitrict. 3ihould'uuih :. t.ing, hnpp)en,
you rasy gue s some of theresults.
Anyrty,I 'am fil l7 resolv e to see this thing; throujg.,nnd am su- /
pr-m ely confident o f my ability-- vith the JleJP UPON W4IIC IR L Y--to
do so.
You rmember,of oourse,what a surprise and dilo1ppoint,lait it was,
after Comrade Ho'finn had made t'e $2.000,00 purdchlae from raeand.ent
me the r'ft,to find tht circumstances beyond 3lii control made it in ,/
pos-ible ,aft-e allfor him t. m-kqe the drpft good,.or,othrwise raise
Ithe money. A' was always regarded as a far better busineo man and
financier and in for bo:ttr cirqumaxtnc,?a,,tian lw, a. poor college man.
Yet itv-was O-'1ar that ,at the time.,thie load wsaa too heavy fo:- e'v.n him.
When the snmildentical load waa tr-nsf erred to my wa shoulder3,it
proved too heavy fur ije.alao, 'ioaeverI am coonvinoed, as I have stated,
thot this obAltion will proveonl;y % *alorarye. ,,.
Your offer i landed. generous* However,rifie: my aircumet'nca s Im-
prove,I fully expect1to pay you tlh? uttermpst f zthingboth.L prinoipa and
int aere st.
I h ve made a long, citrug;-le to orga4ze a '-tiinal Fam LGoa Anat.
and am not jet- throunhe *Rhe I suc.aed4,t&4't may enable wato pay you
a part, at latirt of the A2t000zo,00'.? -'in /-"
Rest ass''tIeI hve not for a moamnt torgottan thia obligt-.ion.
I regard it Pk i'd ntor ed one. If 64ly you ann taitWnaile long%. belief
I ainhll bc &lh1'. to b'ti turning in th- funds.. ,

V,, f 137.P,- J Cowriall, yours,

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routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I as 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 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
aan 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.

Comp to one of our stereopticoon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests,. Cqme and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our soil exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just what it is and will do. We show you this wonderful 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 hpve been looking for.

Ladies are particularly welcome at our lectures. We oan refer 4
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
bet. Please read it carefully, then pass it along by ,so doing,
will not only accommodate us, but your friends still more.

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




SaG. General Agent.-'








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S On Boat to Olealanta, :
Apr.-5,1918.



Or L .EuJaaa oa an, ".
MiaAipr.a 191
My dear .Ir. Jkesonat--

Have b6ao awayiienee digr in replying.
I am:.'ur you we all syppoWthlt -7ith yiu. rMa your wife in your be-
reavemh-nt. .e only wilh we might h1vve done more.
I will try to find a man to look after your pl:-ice,and
hlve him write you for instructions. If your wife returns ,oon,
I will go over matters with her.
* I was sorry your matter# oalle:. you away before? we had op-
portunity to talk over moro fully the shap wtter. I h-ve n,
doubt we can arrange a proqticrble plan.
As to a leot, con let you ihve tiium on that if you desire 'nd
need your funds for otherwise getting the shop on itn fe.A I assume
ycu rould r-n t' residence lot,asid2 froa th.e shop itit.
Aq to the lhUlding-- Ve have t]wu house boat that should an-
avar as a starter.* here aru tvo ways to ihanidltlhat:e-
1) It amigh be movod.*,nd loft in th it olla, canal. Hioweve r
it le. a bidly. I1Tnrter would h.ie to be: pumped out,and eithlnr
/. the leaks stopped, o the barge left on twl bottom here watpr is
shallow. To got into the eana.-lit would bo neceamsary to dred;;" out
a good. deal of i"ud.
i.e. on ono ef ryvaots.
2) It might be torn 4Ovn,anJ rebuilt qn lands; hyve talked
th.t oVor ,and think rather. favorably of that -plan. .
I,underst.nd yAu hrev ..a good lot of tools. 'i* avre some,too.
Neithel of us might oire .to spend much on etto-blishirnthe osop,
Our hope would probably be t2lt,if it. were mOee on itn-.fteYit
would help build itself. When th e rod comesabusinaoa wJw. rush
in. Of-thi, am sure, ennrwhile,thero asould ,e a god4dal.

The faoot th-At I h1v.v thie lots rnd the bnrgr,net to m'-rfro
tools, th ii..sJspBify rnattcp. If,in your 2 monthly &it Iifit',you
got on r9pr ,e4, again,lwith aAittlte 'ahad,yyou mii t 'bb'3-to do
a good JA00-04g9tting the ahop oetublididd T LA i.$u could
probab y .2 i-uAe... p BaUay. time If I AALd =y lintieflst i. t.- shop
I should "oe willinlth.at you hl've all the net income t'h ilr+t year.
With tiis as a rough outlineyTe mny be -bl,. to work out dot-'il!
&n the next few wekas.

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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 $60, $60, and $80 an aore 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, oh
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 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 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 lecturer. We can refar
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.

Te can help you to pay for your land -- come and let us explain
show 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. 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.




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iooping to heaT from you on this point by @early rm-ilI
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routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
Evergladee lands to you because I BELIEVE IN If, because I BELIEVE
that, while it is now selling at $650, $60, and $80 an acre in ten-
acre traots on easy monthly payments, it will be but a abort 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 jiride 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. Xou will return glad you went, glad you bought.

Come to one of our atereoptioonr 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 analysed and prove to your own satisfaction
just what it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of.magnificently colored alides, 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.

Lpdies are particularly welcome at our lectures. We can refer
them to one of their number in the forest Service, who returned from
a y1sit 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 -- some 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, 1. V., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number li Main 4260, We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.




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DR wills we can buy all candy of tractors hear in

a short time for soothing is ri'.cal wrong hear that "iay cant

get any thing start-l to grow and that we have all til"',

e ready to ship and nothi-.- to .,ip 1.'.d ,.::Qn thwDlii.ve

well we *.::111 talk that matter over when we meet i'.d Ima getting

the secret of how to farm and when to farm and what cin.i to

plant and to get the most out of it and to make the byer satfide

aui we dan make it all out Iwill asure you that Iwill make

it fo if we can get starts1 lam working for :' A 2olbuet

_inl don't think I will stay long as my salury in his estimation

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WashinEton,D.C. ,April 8th.1918.


Dear Comrade Will:-
Yours of the 20th. ult. received. Have written
to tractor people and received reply and catalog as you will see
by enclosed copy. Its a scientific built machine. Altho there are
some statements I don't believe, in regards of car load shipped
every week and the only worm gbar driven on the market. Ford
tractor is a worm gear driven which I saw last summer working on
Potomac Park, altho they may not be on the market as yet. !
I believe the Ford tractor would be just as efficient as the Sandus- j
ky and price about half.

They sent me a 10-20 Model J catalog price $1725.00 as you see
in copy, or is it for 15-35 Model E? What would the whole out-fit
cost about to equip,.. the Saniusky with implements and freight?
Is the Happy_ Frmer built on the sari,, prder and what is the price?
They did not sent me a catalog for it.
As you see in copy they propose to try it in Okeelanta and did not
mention about the $300.00 proposition.
If it should do the work as they state I nTight take a chance at it
providing terms could be had on about halfQash and bala-ce frcri
time to time, as I think that would be a fair proposition as an
advertiserrier't to them, for the first customer in that locality.
Being that I would operate it for custom work which ought to bring
cash in very soon. Also being a machinist would save ther1r a lot of
trouble and expense. Would operate my-self.

What is the horse power rated at on "Little Ben" at drawbar?

Do you think the Sandusky would plow six acres a day in our
locality on raw saw grass land? With out being out or burned off?

I hope you have had better success with potatQoplantir,i since
I heard from yourlast letter.

If you please see what you can do with the West Palm Beach /
concern in regards to terms as I have stated in this latter.



Yours truly,

H.S.Femner,
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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 traots 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 pa-rty, 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 satisfaction
just wha& it island will do.-1e 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 accommodate us, but your friends still more.

Come and see us at your lunch hour, or on your wayhlome fro
the office. We are centrally located, on the ground floor. Our
address is 809 G Street, V., -- 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.




ncls. General Agent.













On Boat to Okeeal anta,la.,April 9,1918.



dy dear Mr. Priof-- .

SIt is so tine since I hard from you. I
rmenber tJiat you were very a ious to keep Tra d 53. But for
t.atfactX should sug:;est ttht you relinquish it,and let it be
re?-sold., Of course,you arc very far.behind on your pymerents.
I never like to arowd a buyer, At the sarm time, money 1is need-
ed nall thetim to keOsp things g oine g. ,

Inasmuch as there h-ns been a good dermnd fo:. help thin
winter,uid wages are better thlan ever beforeI hopn you h.ive been
able ;o ap.'v up aomit hina.

Can you not send ,by April i5th., nt least 025.00 on your
contract? In addition,can you not arrange torAgo a ragul.rt
monthly pynrcnt. of at least 10. to 15.007?

t"ite a bit of farmingis ,an at F.C now. ieners. ITor-
ris, Garvy rLietha,CoouerKinsey,Price, and others nre oultivAting.
!r, lLitch'11 is putting in 25 acres of potatoes. Quite a lot ol
onator bea-n are likely to be put otttlere soon. I belicvetohens
will do 0,vell, with lit tle fwork-.


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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-
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 twioe
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 trove to your own satisfaction
just 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 the Forest Service, who returned from
a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acre#. 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.i Our
address is 809 G Street, N. W., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4280, We shall always be
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.

Ve terl you .


Encles. Genera Arent.'v











Mr. Thos. ". 111i,

For
to this party direct.


your information.
V. iH.


.Jou.Lu suggest that you write


April 9, 1918.


Mr. G. 8. Warren,
HBmboldt,
Kaa.


Dear Sir:-


Answering your recent letter. Kindly send us a description
of the eighty acres you own near Okeelanta, and which you would be
willing to let us use for planting castor beans. It is quite possible
that we may wish to take advantage of your kind offer.

There seems to be a considerable shortage of labor for handling
this crop and we are confident you would have no difficulty in making
satisfactory coanectiof if you would address Thos. I. Will, Okeelanta,
Fla., or Jos. Rill, Vero, Fla. Both of these parties have requested as
to try and find them farm laborers.


Yours very trauy,

Helm & Walker.


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My dear Mfr. Greathouse:.-

The new note went to the Munsays some
weeks mince. I have also authorized them to dra7' against my
account for e60.-00 a urtAilment, and for the nace3siry interest.
This,I hope,will makethe matter all right. Shal l be glod
to haveyou see thrt no hitch ooc-'rs. The 14th. is the renew-
al d'te,as I understand it.

Matters are moving rell here. We are pl.nninfg pe-
tatoes and castor berns-- the latter for supply of lubricants
for air pl- nsee Lawrence has a aub-oontrict 7ithi the G.vt. to
put tn 100 ercres.

Trusting all i r ell,I remaii,

Yours sincerely,

Okeel-nt ,Apr.1 0,1918.

P.S. Your, of the 3d. jt hand this
morning. It i, quite unexp acted.
Mr. Pope is wrbng. I hve r.uthorized him
to take out curtn-lmnt ondinterest,but
this,at this tiAme,is mi limit. Possi-
Sly he thought we hve roce *ed th?? bne-
fit of the Farm Loln. Not so. That is provinr: here an exceed-
ingly slow, and nc?rt--i resource. Sever-il ],o-n Assn-s. hrive
abandoned hope, har, I h-ve not;but to go on means my dropping
everything plse'agiin for veekl. ThliI h;,ill probably dobut
tho't does not help me to CASH NOW,.
I certainly hope 3pu ma-y be able to jnnke. such an orrangep

ment as you lu~Uest.
Value- here are rising*. These lots are goini- to be worth
g icod money. They h'iv? already been sellin.- well* Not much
c;n be expected ,ho-?ever,till next seiaon.
T.E.W.






I. F %RAL OPFICESt SOUTHERN (OFFICEnS
LONG BUILDING 227, I.T. -IT
KANSAS CITY, MO. MII.II, V-LA.


Energla e ?aob Bales (tampany

E. C. HOWE, WAINTON, 1). C., IHADQUATRBR.;
GENERAL AiGENT FOR THE! 800 G. STRICET, N. W.
COMPANY's LANDs OURAY BUILDING
PHONIC MAIN 4200
Dear Sir:-

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

The Furst-Clark Ccnstruction C,'mrany, a leader in its line, is
handling the work with extraordinary e1:ill and vigor. Six great dredges are
working night and day, and several more are expected soon to begin.

Visitors, constantly coming to us fr'ft, 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 wi l make."
The President of the State University of Florida visited us recently, and
testified to his faith in Everglaie lands. Two men who have actually
crossed the 'Glades one, over I..c nty years ago, and the other, later -
haverecently called, ard 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 sta-tLd for Miami. After using the lands, he wrote
us for twenty acres more.

E';erglade lands are'going fast. Within a year, one tract of
64,000 acres, and another of 180,000 acres were sold; another of 46,000
acres is now almost gone, and thousands of acres'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 GCO and '80j 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. 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.
EVERGLADE Lt...l V: ,) ': ,,
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Yours of til ,st. at hande Calls, ivit. your ofee
ficure recentlybut ms-.ed, yoU.
Let M$as. right here t at very slant yaa.,Apr gin aw9191

At th mea etim, I hope you have something .audi better
California' muast, be a goa4 stat e, Most of ry follkn li've
thereand they are tryin. to ret me there. ry d4at_-%r lives in
Riverside, a si'ter at illmoreand another at San Diiego* .n ad-
dition,t ere is a. whole generation of nephewsineces,and &re'lt"
editions. of both Personnlly I h.ve never seen th states But .
a derrick and magul loeativef tch in ed atcod not Cull iee4t yof the

"oerglades.
'ir upoedto be recently free*,but ndunfbut tuntot ly, a a you

cattlee frees" However,we vant to do all we can to h-Ip,
Le gCot tangled up in the red t vpe s.rry effort for the awy

spAt nt sae simply had to ret up fr o uthlt A lne ac ear :) littlett
sh Ealiforning it semst be ea ooier statin borrolin ity fol we
I amthey xprtin tyin to gt busy aeren o on te b. in
Sorry A un r oe orse rato get tohe oron we hvni cuid for twice
should derrickt th femogulin lomotivef any of our eteemed could finot pull aent f te o.
H verlike got usthey will probably fel better effort for the rcami

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routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
Everglades lands to you because I BELIEVE IN IT, because I BELIEVS
that, while it is now selling at $50, $60, and $80 an aore in ten-
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, gladyou bought.

Gose 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 what it is and will do. We show you this, wonderful country'with
the aid of maKnificently colored slides, sqme 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 -- 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 aooommodate 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. put
address is 809 0 Street, N. I., -- 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.




Ewnle. General Agent.














OB Bnat to Okeelarlma,Pla.,A.r.91918



2r0. Rus~i 11 GPngo,
WTtorford,Ontari e.

MIy dear Rus.e-ll:--

I harad ameie time ninoe 0f tith death of yor
?ttlther. I remenmbr that you antioifrited thiL, tillI oGin un.
derstcnd hr:., hard for you it must h been.

Gerry uideretands you havethe entiro.fan on your shoul-
ders. This must bea l:oad, He thinks it probable you may think
of returning to Okeelanta,and tnkimn up th-v ,altivation of your lan4
We shrll certainly be glad if you can do t.ili,

A number of tractors are coming in. 'r. Bollinger's ne-i
Little Baen is a fine little m.ahdine. However I think tihe
lirge machine will hav e a field here for a lozn t ime.

Little is no' vrith r. Bollinger. Together,tthey are getting
the old CGr tractor in condition, Thr -expect to use a 34-inch
John Doere mould board brush-brea'ker plewr. We all believe that
such a plo.,wvith adequ ate pvwer a3oad,will plow t ieyier round.
It r quirea a Ieh rolling coulter, '4e hill hnvo suoh here soon,
we think/

A bI1, irmTh.e .eust 3m Beah Trthotor .nd implemantCo., are
pushing te.bandusky and "py rT mier. Thsywill test nil a-Ochines
on Glades landspinvhioh tvy areheaviT.y interested
iThie I.H.C. has a n ov oil- buriin; tractor thiy wattgteest
on tV:e Glades and s ell hlere. I see thy lh~ve recently made a
test back of Miami.

The oelines are making tootI hear,* Some tractors arepulling
dise plows with very high beams. These meue to do thi worked

S-it sgo mniny experimenting not,. think it will not be long
till we knowv just 4vtmaohies are best ad-pted.

V.25 .am. of potatoesa are goinfF in on .0C *,Pnd 20 as. or mnor of
csetorzlmbean t, or Grt.pi. plan. Larrenolt has wontrr ctwe to
put os iO l2 s e0 ;

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routine with its eternal sameness and slow promotion. I am offering
Everglades lands to you because I BKLIEVE 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 SNO 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 oahnot 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 bf our soil exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to'your okn satisfaction
just what it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored elides, some of whidh were made
from photographs taken by ah 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
themto 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.

Dontt 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. 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.




Encls. General Agent.













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In your letter of the 4th.of 0ot.you spoke of sending tiOc reemin-
ing $15.00 due in your contract soon. At prementit would come
in handy, a- I am paying texes,and other'big bills.

.I havenot know of a position such rs IMr. Reward Jarvt4p
desires. aj Wrrte ie 'he-re,he mitrt .oric into somr:thinr: tlhati
would suit him, and give hLin opportunity t-o study the country.
Tha took peo)lep ha.ve been slow in coming ihere,buti the; will ,arrive
I am sure.

I am particularly desirous thrt sorap oapble un shall st art
the dairy industry .here, and do it rirgh.. It h]a a creat future,
I -am certain. Several bows hnve been kept in pur neig]ibor]hood
this past year, I am still convincd they cnn be i.iade to do well




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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 abort 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 NOW and reap the benefit of near-future values. Inr
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 *tereoptioon 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-
portunity4-- 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 froa
a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy.

We can help you to payt for your land -- oome and let us explain
how we cana 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. 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.




Encle. General Agent.














Okeelanta,Pla April 10,191.



Mr. Gee, E.Andrews,
Miami,Fla.

My dear Sir;--

Your favor of the 4th, at hond. Just c-me-- 6
d-y3 after date. Boat is due to leave any hour.

Think I can s-end yo.ia part ,at least,of what yOu
w;nt by S-turd'y's boont.

This is not the season In which the products you name
-p-)er to best advantage. Our severe cold kills thing.i down here
in winter, anytime is required to g ~t thm ba-clk sain.

Was i:i Mi- Sunday,and ,h3-d it beon a veek diy,shoull
have been CgA4 to look you up.

I ram especially anxious, to kno'.7 when you h-v. found a
tractor and plow that is an unquestioned succes.I on the Glades
l-nd.,especi-lly 1h. l'nds likeours that produce a vyert-ible for-
est of wild err'%vth. I sa% tho press report 6f the I.H.C. test.
Ho-ever,it may.tnke a morn compl.:-te test thanthItto settle the
m-Itter.

You my be interested to .et into touch vitL the
West P3?lm Beech Trator and Implement Co. I h-vr seen thrm and
th.:ir outfit,but not in the field.

CONQUERiSr TI": GI.-DES LINDS is a probl.?m of the first
m-gnitude. I have been engaged on it for yer srp,nd it is not
wholly solved yet. Your pe ple, with their large interests and
means,acin help immensely to rolve it,nnd tio their oMn great ad-
vantage as well as of all concerned.


Very truly yours,






-THOS E. WILL, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. M. WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
MAIN 1430 LOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 E. J. AKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. O. OWEN
Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very truly s,



Executive Secretary.

Present Office Address, 7 Marlow Building, 811 E St., N. W.
.-esent..Office Telephone, M. 155.
















Okeol-nta,Pla.,April 10,191J,




Flo1rida AtLtract Co. ,
Ve6-t Palm 3epchoFla.

Attention Ir. WR.LrWleySeC.

]1i dear Sir-:-

Yours of the 4th. received thiins morning.
Irot being quite certA.in what you ::osire( ( printed sketches")
I am jendin herewith the follo-inv:--

Copies Of l.-rg :r pl t. .7 Okeel *ut-,3.
10 0 m-alls "- 0 ,3.
lg end attached to same( aInr.r uopy),In
Tscolinueous e.ecorcty,'o.2,p.377,, beoin. stat.?mnt )r.?,u-red
at my last neafrence Twith you on 1--rch 50th*.1.3t,3*


Mr. Chai'rles J.Todd,lin letter received to-day( dnted
April Z),saiys:-- I hTave set Mr. Fairchild tlie addreris of
the b3nk... Fourth N1htion-l Bnnk of M-ontgomery," ( Al:;, ) # I
hlvve not heqr from the B-nrik as ye'.4"

I trust yo ; ill pr.,ceedr promptly with his work.

Following my conferences on Mardi 30 with all parties
concerned, including Mfessr,. Penno.Currie, airchild.yourselt,
and lMiss Bow n, resultinfr in a conclusion sati'sffactory,I
understoodto all, and my filing plat as per enclbsure.s,I
learned lt t-r,to my surprisethat,a? a re ,ult of a fin:l call
ot youroffics,Uiss Bowmon thought she? would not be safe in
proceeding ga per thit arl'ngement. You mwl therefore hold hli
nbastroct tll further advised.


Very truly yours,






THOS. E. WILL.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOS. E. WILLe
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
MAIN 1430 .. LOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 E. J. AKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. o. OWEN
Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very tru lz urs,



Executive Secretary.

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















0keel-nt?, Fla.,April 1,0,1918.



Bank of Palm Beach,
West Palm Beach,1?-i.
Attention Mt L. P.McCord,Cashier*
Gent emen :--

Notices of *t"Urity of olden note! rceivd this meor-
inm. Permit me to stqte tha.t the onions hIve not ynt been
h- rvestedthough they should be out of the wvy within 30 days.

Inasmuch as thVsfpaetes are to be paid out of the? first
sales of the crep,will you not allow our people here -n addition-
nl 30 days in which to realize?


Very truly yours,






THOSE. E. WILL, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E. WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
MAIN 1430 _LOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 E. J. DAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. o. OWEN
Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very tr ours,



Executive Secretary.

ss, 7 Marlow Building, 811 E St., N. W.
one, M. 1555.













Okeelstt a, FlaApril 10,1918.





Mr. c.G.Rodes,
rt.kauderdaleJr1a. -

lMy dear Tr. Rodeo:--
I find here your letter of rooebit d.-te re
potatoes, Lr. oSitchell h": shon me his letter of this mornin.- to
you. I can t3ke care of the potatoes Mr. Mitchell does not vwnt.
That mnkes tbe 20 s-ck-,1v underatand,nsededfo::r the Anjima 5-acre
field. If Anjimn' is not able to handdl.- tile proposition,1 will,
I went out on theland yesterday at the 1Hw Tempornry Lok*,
at the 20-mile bend. I found the land,even ther?,now,as dry as
one woulu want. I still belive th..t,atithe other temporary
look,at the 36-mile bend,dasheen'3,St.Lucia gras.,a:zd hogs could..be
raised now. Prom what I h-:velea-,:ed ofth)L? cantor tean.,I bolicve
they might row,.too. After a ye-'r of cropping.,corn ought to gro, *
I mod:.- another effort to fi Ld out about the ov.:rlnpping:
district.s,but the nmn -wa. out. 1 left a note. Doubtlss you .can
le-prn,and write me.


Sincerely yours,




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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 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 Ato one of our atereoptioon lectures -- notice enclosed.
Make .up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly
profitable evening as our guests Gome and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plants -- take a sample of our soil exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just 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 refar
them to one of their number in the Foreat Service, who returned from
a visit to the Everglades enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy.

. TWe 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, 1. 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.




Encls. General Agent.












A."


Okeelant ,. Fla. April 10,1918.


Munsey Trust Co.,
Washingt on,D. C.
Attention Mr. Pope.

Gentl ema :--


Enclosed find spOuiit of $20.00.


plans credit.


You doubtla have iny ltter of theL 8th. re renewal of note,
and authorizing you to t: kce oiut .60,00 ourt-nilment,plus interest.


I ortsinly hope yu m*y
Federal -arm Lo.n whih wer
very allow and trying matter,.
are not through yet*


?S ;bla- to do thIs ar-"in. The
have been counting hagI proved a
ge :anve not despaired yet,but we


Very truly yours,


S' - r~ T -' -^ i


:6L0 ,J.- 3 SI .:,

Lfl4ona-2^ ifl ;. f I3 *:.= .


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arabs


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*a : 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 aore 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 miht 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 af our stereopticon lectures ,-- rotioe enclosed.
Make up a party among your friends and spend a pleasant, highly
profi-table evening as our guests, Come and see our soil exhibits,
tropical fruits and plantse-- take a sample of our soil exhibit
away with you, have it analyzed and prove to your own satisfaction
just what it is and will do. We show you this wonderful country with
the aid of magnificently colored slides, some of which were made
from photographs taken by an employe-in the Government' Printing
Office. All these things will convince you that HERE is your 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 Evergladea enthusiastic over her purchase of twenty
acres. She is urging her friends to buy,

We oan 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, than 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, X. W., -- Ouray Building, opposite the
Patent Office -- our 'phone number is Main 4260. We shall always hb
glad to see you and explain things to you, whether you buy or not.




Encls. General Agent.






Fort Lauderdale, Fla.. 191


In Account With

C. G. RODES
FERTILIZER AND SEEDS


While we exercise the greatest care to have all Seeds pure and reliable we give no warranty express or implied, as to.
description, quality, productiveness or any other matter of any Seeds, Bulbs or Plants we send out and we will not be in any way
responsible for the crop. If the purchaser does not accept the goods on these terms they are at once to be returned and the money
that has b9en paid for same will be refunded.






Prices in Quantities Cheaper


CLOVER AND GRASSES
Alfalfa ...................... 30c lb.
A like ....................... 40c lb.
Burr ........................ 30c Ib.
Berm uda .................... 60c lb.
Kentucky Blue ............... 30c lb.
N atal ....................... 40c lb.
Rhodes ...................... 75c lb.
Florida Clover .............. 45c lb.
Billion Dollar ............... 25c lb.
Beggar W eed ................ 45c lb.
Soudan ..................... 45c Ib.
Cattail M illett ............... 25c Ib.
German Millett .............. 10c lb.
Barley .. ................... 10c lb.
Rye ........................ 10c lb.
Buckwheat .................. 10c lb.
O ats ........................ 7c lb.
W heat ....................... 7c lb.
Chufas ...................... 20c lb.
CORN
Nassau ................... $1.50 pk.
Cuban Flint ............... $1.50 pk.
Hasting Prolific .......... $1.25 pk.
Mexican June .. ...... $1.25 pk.
M inis Sugar ................. 20c Ib.
65 Day Sweet Corn ........... 20c lb.
Pop Corn .................. 20c lb.
SORGHUM CANE
Am ber .................... 121,c lb.
Orange .................... 121 c Ib.
Texas Ribbon, for Syrup ...... 20c lb.
Kaffir Corn ............. ..........
Egyptian W heat ....................
Fetereta ..................... 20c lb.
Kamel Korn ................ 20c oz.
Teosente .................... 75c Ib.
Dwarf Essex Rape ........... 25c lb.
Spanish Pea Nuts ............ 15c lb.

COTTON SEED
Kings Improved ............. 10c Ib.
SimpkinS Prolific .............. 10c
Sea Island, long staple ....... 10c lb.

SEED POTATOES
Red Bliss ...... ........ $7.00 Bag
Spaulding Rose ........... $7.00 Bag

MELON SEED
Tom Watson ............... $1.00 Ib.
Kle kley Sweet ............ $1.00 lb.


Georgia Rattlesnake ....... $1.00 lb.
Florida Favorite ........... $1.00 lb.
Ice Cream ................. $1.00 Ib.
Banana Canteloupe ......... $1.25 Ib.
Honey Dew Melon .......... $2.00 Ib.
Rocky Ford ................ $1.50...

PEAS
California Black Eye ......... 15c Ib
Bradham .................. 126c Ib.
Iron ...................... 12iic lb.
W hippoorwill ............. 12 ,c Ib.
Velvet Beans ................ 10c lb.
Dasheens ............. $2.00 hamper
Onion Sets ................. 20c Ib.
Seed Sweet Potatoes ........ 4cs Ib.

BEANS
Refugee 1000 to 1 ........... $13.50
Extra Early ................. $13.50
Black Valentine .............. $13.50
Kentucky Wonder ........... $13.50
Burpees Stringle&S ........... % 13.50
Mexican Tree ................ $14.00
Mexican Pinto .. .... ........ $12.00
Curries Rust Proof Wax ...... $16.00
Hodson Wax ................ $16.00
Golden W ax ................. $16.00
Wardwell Wax .............. $16.00
Black German Wax ................
Burpees Stringless, green pod........
Pencil Pod Black Wax ...............
Davis W ax .........................
Burpeos Buch Limas ....... $16.00
Henderson's Bush LimaS ..... $16.00
Fordhojk Bush Limaz ........ $16.00
King of the Garden Limas .... $16.00
Also a full line cabbage onion, rad-
ish. lettuce, beets, parsnips. Indian
pumpkins, turnips seeds, etc.. etc.
Pyrox. Bordeaux Lead. Arsenate
lead, Paris Green, Bluestone, Lime
Black Leaf "40", Whale Oil Soap, etc
Also agent for and ha-o one sample
in stock. Seminole Boan and Pea Hul-
ler, Red Hickory Wagon, Trackford,
McWhortle Fertilizer Distributors,
Gnatt's Combination Plows and also
see sample of the McKay Disc Plow
and Subsoiler for Foid Tractcrs.


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FLORIDA ABSTRACT. COMPANY


H. S. FAIRCHILD.
PRESIDENT
J., W. MEANS.
VICE-PRESIDENT
W. R. LAWLEY,
SECRETARY
J. W. COMSTOCK
TREASURER


CAPITAL, $50.000.00
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE :: FIRE INSURANCE
TITLE INSURANCE


WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA



A,: ril 12, 1918


Fourth National Bank,
domLt.-,mery, Ala.,

Geh1tle en:


J. -',. of 1 ,'.T7 l-,- .eDonw . L -
we are enclosing herewith abstract of
Lot1 2 in 'ew Okeelanta, which you are
to Hr. T1odd and remit to ". ill the



Very truly yo' ..'.,


from olr.
1..r. 1]1 Ples
i-.r city,
title to
to deliver
sum f 50.00


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Okeel ant ,Fla., Apr. 12,1918.


My dear Norve,

Thank. for remittance of $20.00 linclosed find recpt.
Glrd you (ot hor.me all rights, tnhLpd opportunity to see your Ill. pple
I v ntto sayright herethat weO wero' 11 tickle to dotlth that you and
Gretchen were a .I to vid.t uz aiin, but t at it '-lmoet M akes me sick to
remember that I could be nit' you so little,andt Ik -7it; you so little, when
with you. The time's coming,in thii. .'orl],I hop.-- if not,the:n os!.r-.7here
ele-- t'at people will hnve a little trn just TO LIVE.

The beddingr; returned o.k. Sorr. you had ,ach a hir trip ,o I kInow
you must have had on that boat. Lucky,theoit w'an't norse,-- :.,ei','rrie:; to
eone of our own recent experiences.

I hove been nt e coast most of 2 weeks recently. I a~rence 7i there
a p-rt of thie time. Ho went to tske hii physical exm. and passed. He
has a contract for planting and growing 100 -icres of c:,stor beano for Un-
cle S3m to use in hia Air plne motors. The of['icer anid he .0ould not be
/required to go till his contract is comrpleted,thich will be Jnn.l.

Of these cstor beans,50 nores arealreidy ol-'nted. 45 or 50 mo:r, will
be planted on Fruitcrest. ir, Mitchell 'nd Chirley Rodes are putting; 25
acres of F.O. out in potatoes. If they do well, thUa men .'re likely to go
in heavily on F.C. next fl.l1. Potatoes ,e rn rini d:ishen, iro"ing on F.C.
no-",on l'nd never formed before, are looking: selmly fino. h'eapinion is
common here that t'o F0C. lnd, is thi' best i' thi' di-trict-- eque: to the
custrd rtn -le l-ndQ and requiring but ?. fr-ctioi. of the exn-nso for le ring
and conquering. '/e shall probably find out thi s suumoer. If so,lIk out
for a FC. booms

There is reason to believe the cstor been will pi'y f irly wel.' Our
l'n' ought to produc- it. The heafin:. season is Ion her The GoTt.
will t ke the ".hole product ,nd p-y for it a fixed price-- 03.00 T'i 'Intter
appe-.l- to us especially. it is a sample of nit we soull! like to have Govrt
do right aloni,. If we KNEW we should L'e rble to sell '11 te pot toes we
r ined,'nd for a thir..i or a fourth or t e piBseible r'mrblin price we should
be gl-d to raise n obund ne'. Its t e uncert inty as to sellin thnt hurts

Thire's one of thr w'y- in vhich the war is hilpin. economically. And. t
there Pr? mTny oth-'r., ir,am Ruskin s-id,is the wor-'t rnd,qt the sme
time t.. best thin,-,in the world.* It comp 1- people to do collectively
thin-' th'y would never consent to do but under the pressure of war. In
short,5We are compelled, in s 'lf-defense,
T. use a little conmn-on sense."

Our County pt tee~men are pr"tt,' sor over t ? iny in whichli we are press-
inr themt re the ro'd. hey lay t obl-'ne on yours trily,one of th ? not',ble,






THOSE. E. WILL, EXECUTIVE COMM-bWE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E WILL W
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
MAIN 1430 LOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 E. J. DOAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. 0. OWEN
Dear.Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

District government is already receiving earnest consideration at
the Capitol. If we would make our ovn views fe t, we have no time to
lose.' Prompt action by your organ zation is therefore advised and an
early reply regarding speakers and dates wi I be app-eciated.

Very your



Executive Secretary.

Present Office Address, 7 Marlow Euilding, 811 E st., N. W.
Present Office Telephone, M. 1555.









N.H.7. (2)


as you may h-ve hear:1, having told tue Boar] of Trsdefthf only w'iy to have
peace W" to s -nd up to Okeelanta ind kill off th-t man Will.U

oJe are to h-ave nSlAde County Oemarisjionpr. If he i OUR man,
and not a tocl of the County Sent,we ought to be head,

I arrange'] with the School Bo--rd to have '"r. L.V,1cCulloou1 h tench
our school next year. That will h Ip very much, Sheis one of our old D.C.
Glnes boost-r-. 'e o-rn' Glader Innds right here( Tricts 7,7a,18,, n 87
in Sec.35) and mo' e outside. Ne has t-ught very successfully in Lnke 'Torth
2 years. Further, she will be a gre-'t factor in building up the comr-knity,
a:icd -krousing a community spirit.

'7e have 3 little rfin h'.r'. Not suffering ; much.
Our onion note are due. Your ij $31.00 I hI've an ked the' b-nk
to give us 30 d-ys more,is we ih ;e not harvested th~,? yet,andthi? p 'inLn1
wsw to be made out of the firqt sales. Tie price on the coastis po>r,but
Vr. Uitcholl h-s f-iAly good news fron II.Y.
Crowdij toe- not 3se n to have hutt/ t'*r onion. Those in thie
good spot- of ground have done well Lho crowded.* hoss in t ~e poor spot I
h-ve done poorly however much roam they had. Onion, massed hard to?,'t;:er
hl-ve developed into fine, l-rge oaioni,and of pretty Po;d ahaie. Thosa? spots
in thit, groun'l,_ndil right a se bb saide,.enn odd. Ie think t~yj will g wioh
cultivation and thie stirring up inr mixing of the soil.

You remember tie 7Tr. J.H.D-vis here from St.Louis. It was his
Ford thit made rhe run over the new' ro-,d. He is dead. 'ars in poor health.
'7ent to Yi-iki to th o'pit-land died there. His wife c;'mTe on fru, St.Le
anil is t-kin- care of thing?.

Will ask ?.'r. M. r, t-kir.; your l-,nn on t'., 20O b-,iu. e is I crowd-
inrhard on his 25--ore potato prop. no) flopts to have crop All in ground
by to-morro* niqht. Hireu Lollinrgr,Vho oloicd the 25 as. Th'i? e ired
a potato cutter nnd a pl--nter. 1de the latter over,andJ is after a lot
of trouble m'jde. them all -ork finely. Y sterd-'y,-iey pl-rnt.ed 5.6 as. It
certainly lock- like bu-iness, ili- beans' oa Sec. 3.3 lo k very fine,I
hear. I hop& he iill make on both beans and pot-toes. If he mpkes on
either,,we shhll have Rodes in here hewvy next fll,nn-d that -ill go f-r to
make the country. 'e think we cmn got him to buy & tractor -nd plow,and
keo; it here.

Several ne-.- tr ctor!s ,ndj plows are being tried on t? Gl oes l'.nd,
outside this section. It is fine to h'-.ve other -p1. doin,- some of the ex-
perimenting,and lettin;- us h-)vthe bDnefit At lait.

I talked witi Herbst and hii wife r- taking your -ol-ic-',imply in-
dicatinr thV:t it might be possible. Xheyvwere bot4 much plei.a-, '7ith the
idea.
Just afte-r you left,i look,,d uo the remin.ini; itam,. wi noGde to
know re yuur affairs here. Got them unt(, my notesthen hl-d to Juip-) inro
nn investig-:tion of my oc ount to se? if I owed in income tx. T'. t nd
other matter! kept me from writing you result- of above look-in." W\ill,
yet.





THOSE. E WILL, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E. WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
MAIN 1430 LOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 ME. J. DAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. 0. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. 0. OWEN
Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very your



Executive Secretary.

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












T .(3)
Foun3 I did not one ?ny incor' tax, fter all. Sent them $20.00
on gen er-l principles. I know tihe officer. Tolrl hi, I had preached income
t-x for 25 yearr-,and -4-nted to do my bitanyhow. 'ound I woi not eligible
to that kind of a draft,but kne" no lw nprventir: ne from enlisting.
Hoped he would accept enc.,etc. I hear th-t he c n'ot,tho, 'To rorl yet.
Tlh LTiberty Lo-n Drive is on,however,anc there? is no trouble in enli-sting in
th't,

T --t fin.-,breezy letter' front ilnrion. 'othr,rrts i'o.t of thelm.
Barion and' Georg-* cort inly hinve a c.se" on each other. It grts -ror-Ls
all tIle time. HIe hli fin? pro:prect+,but thVe have difficulty in L -turinrt.
So Very once in a vhil-4,thlyoung ppopl? h-ve to figur' clone. Th -y a-'y
thet every time they go broke", in cOmei.:o some mon 'y ri ,' t rny. It's
become a sorh. of a joke -'ith them. hey hnve an :nbundnnc, of confid-ence th-t
-verythin. i- coming, out all rir,-ht,#nd th it .-1o0 a long 'asy in m .kin it
actu-lly comr, out. '.vy.found it that v-y amself, lots of times.
':y is not nearly so well as Me wiqi she rere. i .e ha. th .t old
trouble. Lh-in,at timeatih'.I hs th.-t chokin.; up of night-. Tie low alti-
t-ude at *auderd-le is hirdJ on her,-indi t e sum ers -affect her s th-:iy do not
" us boys." I h1-te b--dly to bo, away fromh'- r o much. S3Ill b ,,~, d to hnv
you -nrd Gretchen ?write her vhen you can. ':h.' is of such a noci- 1 nntur.
th-t sh:, is more dcepn'dent upon friends end cheering :up" th n some re.

Gertr :de is -till: loina fiLely in her schail -ork-. :i? is quite
a leader in school. .S'e also takes a bir interest in the -.71r, .n, is very
loyrl to t LP Governmeint. Want t.e invest in r :me Thrift st'.amph.

IV n.ighty gl-rd Lawrence can s'rve his country here for a VIhile
yet. Th'say tV.e air pl'ne is to win the wr-- or do m lot tow-rl doing
so;-ndtlh t t',i c'istor bean is to furnish th.i essential lubric-nt for it.
So one r i-in-t)tht tirewhere it o.u it to 4do btte- thnn nnywt7reelse,prob-
-ib]y nrnid produce more quickly tban anywhere else,-ouit to o hl.pini- lick
the siser pretty/ *Cffectul-lly. ':r. '1itchel! is quite bl ..iigrent,but he
t-kes thi": view,i' '] says he doesn't see ho0i 7e could get ",lon'ire '7ithlout
L. He proposes $o h"lp him all he can on t:ie c.b crop,and take notliin- for
so doing. Ve sh-11 offer Osoc~'r.a .subs-. nti l she-r o- the profit if he
"'ill st-y with up.( We hear Lie has a better offer"* ot 'Tinmi,)

'rite whenever you cran and don't hesitate to -"sk me questions."
Will try,nt l?est.to anu't3er the.m.

Mr. and n7r.,. Rodes,!.,y,,ertrude and I took a ride re_- ntly to
alm BeT'ch. 7le ll. enjoy-d it rr??tly,,to'. vot-d t",, R1dosel O.K.

With best rg'rd< to Gretch--n,nadt e hope' that your healthh 7il-l
continueto i!:iprove,I am,as ever,


Your brother,






THOSE. E. WILL, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THos. E. WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
TLOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 E. J. DAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. O. OWEN

Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

To this end, the D. C. Suffrage League urges every interested
organization, civic, commercial, political, religious labor, reform or
other, to take up, without delay, the discussion of the question, "WHAT
FOEM OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD EXIST 1 TrE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA?"

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

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

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

Very tru urs,



Executive Secretaryv.

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










FLORIDA ABSTRACT COMPANY
H. s. FAIRCHILD, CAPITAL, $50.000.00
PRESIDENT
J. W. MEANS, ABSTRACTS OF TITLE :: FIRE INSURANCE
VICE-PRESIDENT
W. R. LAWLEY, TITLE INSURANCE
SECRETARY
J. W. COMSTOCK
TREASURER
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA


April 12, 1918





M1r. Thomas ::. Will,
Okeel anta, 'la.

Dear Sir :

,,e acknowledge. receipt of your l.eP r of
April 10, enclosing plats as 'requested in our
letter t'. 'ou We have. today also received
from Mr. Charles J. Todd a remittanice of ..'.,
covering the e::,tra entry in ar.,ltract and the
recording fee for his deed.

In accordance with ;.'our request, we are
today mailing the ab:t'-..ct to the zli'ith iFUion-
al Bank, '1njtgomery, Ala.with instructions to
deliver same to Mr. Todd o',on ,-ment of .'p.0.00.

Regarding the abstr'-.ct for -.Vis Bowman, we
find that we delivered same to 1i:. Geo. G. Currie
on April 3, 1918 and M'. Currie now hol8is the
al stract, and as Mr. Qurrie is At.o: ney for ':i,.
Bowman, his opinion of the title will be Miss.
Bowman's guide in the deal with :-ou. e have not
in any manner undertaken to give a le. j-1 opinion
on your title,

're presume that you will hear direct from
the -o rth National ":.-i: of Miontgomery as to the
outcome of the Todd trai~~action.

L. closed d herewith you will find bills for
these two abstracts.

Very tru .c; ,






endl.
















Okeelont ,1a.,A rll 12,1918,






M!Er. J.H,Hucin'?,

?t. rud erri *il, Fla.

My denr 11r. Duoine:o-

I am tendin,; herevilth a pump

t' .?t r,'fuse9 to thIro-, v-t ,r. 'h-,- theory here is
th-'t it wva usem in s~i bQ-for- Te iot it ;,ind that,

in th t w'ayit became worn,and th--t the w-ter simp-

ly ro:'olves it'ounJ' ina-ide it.

Thia pump ii for' ue in fiightinr- ground

fires. The sePeso for tihe-s is till onjnd n olei?

are burnin;- here now, al i-ll, th rmfor'-'boe

v ry glJ to hqve the pump b ck,in -ood -orkin,,, eom-

.lition,n soon as huma-nly po., ible, e lio.1 is

sent to f cilit-to tetin7 t'i p'ump.

Sincerely yours,






THOSE E. WILL. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E. WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
LOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 E. J. DAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. 0. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. O. OWEN

Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very trul urs,



Executive Secretary.

:Presenqt Office Address, 7 1arlow Building, 811 E St., N. W.
4Prsent Office Telephone, M. 1555.






*I


Okeelatn,81a.,April 12,1918.


Jehn Deere Plow Co.ef Atlanta,
Atlent ,Sa.
Attention Mr. John W.Stewart.

Gentlemen:--
Reference to your files will shor- that,on F '3RUARY
ELt'rWTfH,I ordered one No.158 24-inch circular pea vine coulter.
I enclosed cheek for ,6.e25,asked thrt shipm ent- be trade BY EX-
PRESS, and added: QUICK D',LIVtRY WILT, WE .APPRrCIAT!VID." I told
of a case of a hurry order coming 6 mos.1ate.
The coulter has not yet been received. In the oircu fmano-
es I do not w ant it. Please cancel order,.nd return remittance.

Very truly yours,


I





THOSE E WILL.
THOSE E WILL. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E. WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H.S. SKINNER
MAIN 1430 LOUIS KOPELIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. O. OWEN

Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Executive Secretary.

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











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LOANS, RENTALS & INSURANCE.

MIAMI,FLA. April 12, 1918.




Mr. Thos. E. Will,
Okeelanta, Fla.

My dear Sir:

Your favor of the 10th at hand, and note that you think
you can send me by Saturday boat some of the things that
I would like to have. I know that it is not the season,
but whatever you can send me will be appreciated.

As you know, I have been engaged in solving the problem
of handling the muck soil, and agree with you that it is
not whipped yet, but personally I have made great progress.
The I.H.C. test you read about was a very good one, and I
would not have called it completed had I not insisted on
their representative getting into a big hole of very soft
muck. She kept wiggling in good shape, and after it was
all over he drove the tractor up and down and across the
soft plowed land at a rate of three miles per hour, and
did not bog once. Of course there are some tracts of land
that a man will have trouble with, no matter what tractor
is used, but so far as I have seen this tractor is the best.
On my own farm we use the Cleveland tractor a great deal,
which is of the small creeper type, but even with that we
have some trouble.

Thanking you for your letter, I beg to remain,

Very trul6, ours,


Manager of Sales.













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Okeelnntn,Fla.,April 13,1918.



YTis-i T',ry Kisselleff,
'V shington,D. C.
ry deir Liamr< Kisfslleff:-
You imy not h ve rec.ovedl ny; letter
of to 53d.re th.- Fruitsor 't ]Holdinr.No.O.7. In it I
at nt: thI't t'ir. ar'- mnq;,,mat su:'estedr: p i' :nt. "-ou! 1 be
ell richt,nnJ thiit iL oov-: 'n'? be t for pnymeunti to arrive,
if prcticn)bl,on t ,e firnt of the month. Please make them
as rmuch s $20.00 ecch,if po. -ible.
Thep-ymmnti on thi! tract nre very fRr behind.
Howv.vr,I h.av understood te? circutit-'nc>e3,'nd h.vQ be'n 1s
lenient ,s I could well be*. "till,- ]L. ~. oblicetlionr here
right ?lon, to mept, ind t.-, lo-'d on ,e get- pretty *envy
at times, esp ciilly sinc- th ,re are ~-vern1l ot1iern. --ho
hv've to b -11llor-d time.
F-krmin;- o')errion9 fan F.C. nr' b-in- push d no,
.much more succeu-fully thin Pver b-fore. "25 acres of po-
tntoes -ire goinci in under a single mnn:n-ment. 45 acres of
c ator benns nre lilk.-.y to go in Roon under -)not ier,'indsever-
al others are nt work there. Tiie soil is proving very pro-
ductive,a, do ople who ,ee the, crop' -ire enthusing.tic.
Sincerely yours,


I______-__






TTHOS. E. WILL, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E. WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
LOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 E. J. DAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE MILLER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. O. OWEN
Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

District government is already receiving earnest consideration at
the Capitol. If we would make our own views fe t, we have no time to
lose. Prompt action by your organization is therefore advised and an
early reply regarding speakers and dates wi 1 be, appreciated.,

Very tru rs,



Executive Secretary.

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













Apl 1 13, 1.18.


r. T. E. ill,
Okeelantee, Fla,

S'.: Sir:-
Your letter of seve .1 weeks reoei .1 I '. .::t you
for t'. ver :.i. interest in ... 1 .0 for
the :'. s'- es ion m ... .: tr kl f . ,. oultr
ra isin ve the ave ci... to eme so I sh. 711
0 in oo e for s.... ti.;.. ver, sh i be 1. d to
.... over C el '. . see OUr t. ,1 l k up 1. t
v. rSere.
Again ," "_: you for your '.. '..ss, I r in,
Yo ..':- ve ry s& -; e :ly,

(/^5 6^ i- /y















Okeelatn Fl-., Apr. 13,191SC.



!.y deqrSr. odsa:--

Congr-tul'tionsl At the pri- nt rAte,your
25 acres of paettoes will be in by night. T7r. Mitchell de-
serves all sorts of pr-ise. He his certainly donr a zwnts job,
and a lot mor-. Getting the pl ntet to work in the tr 'ah re-
quired the talent of a ,onins,but he accomplished it.

Back of th twas tue work of getting thi-plovinr; donn,in
existing circumat nces. IHe ;nd I woekmd tog-ther on th-t, He
first engaged V`ie U'G. Dev.Co. Then they weakened. It n-sj up
to me to Osve t "e situ-itio if I could He and I wont to -
gether to see Mr. Little. I hnid to do t'e ttilking there. '7e
got Little andt ie Bollin',r plo, -- t'ie one not intnder for
custo7- 'ork,t'i-other bein-i out ol" comn- is-ion. ThQn t.iir U..G.
people dropped out ll.to~ thrrn d Little tiid all th-, plowini-,,
--orkiinicht nnd d-7Yg( with h'lp).

The potato'8 Ire do 7n -`-ell into the MoOist e*rth. Hight
beside the fiel,' is th. smaller field planted by Mr. Poulter.
These potatoes are doin,f, finely. Aney ar-eid to ha7e rooad
No.2sB on theia now. The 1vamefipld has fin- corn high enough,
appsrrontly,to be safe. And all thin on FruitcfOest 1 -ndtlirat
never raised anything' before but -.e ds '-nrd sw gr'-'.

Other pot 'tos, also castor be-nas nnd d-isheens -.r', g.ro'---
inZ en NMW Fruiterest 1 :,n:], '.nd 1o kin.r fin.-. People here nre
g-syini, th'At 1-.id is as rood for pre' -rnt use as the cuit r. anp-
ple,nnd thAt the breaking ; will coit but )fr oltion as much. It
loo7k- mighty encour -.in, to um hire. Cor:.e up and see ug agnin
-'hen yo can.

Mr.eM. is wrritin- you this mornin,.e


Sincerely yours,






THOSE E. WILL. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E. WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. o0 SKINNER
LOUIS KOPELIN
MAIN 1430 E. J. DAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. 0. OWEN
Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very trui urs,



Executive Secretary.

Present Tfice Address, 7 Marlow Building, 811 E St., N. W.
Present 'fice Telephone, M. 1555.















Okeel "nt% 51*l-,.,April 13,1913,



lay dea-r rr. *'.'mdrey:.-

By toaQighitno bnd liawk,25 no-es of pot.--
to-s will be planted in F3ruitcr.sj.. quit.- a lot of other form-
in- is on there,-.Iso, Forty five -icres of cnitor beans are
exp act'.d to ;-:o in in a -7eek or two.

People aredolight..t3d i.th the fruitfulneso of t ie soil.
It is turning, out much btter thin I hivi cared to nredic":.
Fine cropo are groa-ir NOfW on lana. nt-7?r pl-mnt,-d blfope, *i3n an3o
never plowed till r.-coritly.

Ey te way,I hr've not yet cooived the t24.00 you ex-
p-cted to -end to first. If s-ntn,mybo yw1iid better send
o duplicate c*Aecknm rkinr: it as nueh. Hoib allot of oalls an me
norw.'vn.`h-ve to collc'ct up pr,.t..- close.


Sincerely yours,






THOSE. E WILL. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E. WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKINS
MRS. JENNIE L. MUNROE
TELEPHONES. WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
MAIN 1430 LOUIS KOPELIN
MAN 1430 E. J. DAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. 0. OWEN
Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

District government is already receiving earnest consideration at
the Capitol. If we would make our ovl'I views fe t, we have no time to
lose. Prompt action by your organization is therefore advised and an
early reply regarding speakers and dates wi be appreciated.

Very trulyours,



Executive Secretary.

Sesent Office Address, 7 Marlow Fuilding, 811 E st., N. W.
present Office Telephone, M. 1555.













L.P. MGCORD,
- CASHIER.


April 13, 1918.


Mr. Thod. E. Will,
Okeelanta, Fla.

Dear Sir:-


We have your letter in regard

to the onion notes and we shall extend

the same forward for about twenty days,

and trust that this will be sufficient

to get them all paid.


Yours very truly,


Note Teller.


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LAKE WORTH LUMBER CO. <
ESTIMATES GIVEN ON ANYTHING IN THE BUILDING LINE
THE RIGHT QUALITY AND PRICE
LAKE WORTH, FLA. April Lith 1 1A



E. W. BUNKER, MANAGER.

Mrs Mc Oulliauh

City.

Dear Madam ,

Mr Bunker pot having time to write you

him-self requested me to do so ., and referring to building

cottages at Okeechobee Points hnore is already a lumber Yard

at Oklantta and he thought that parties could make better arang-

ments there than he could give with such a hard way of getting

material there from here. He hasn't the money at present time

... do any building there you know he is pretty heavily inter6ktL

in takeworth He thanks you very much for your kind interest

in his Political race which' I trust he will win thanking you

beg to remain ,

Yours Very Truly ,

takeworth lumber Co.

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OF ATLANTA.

DIRECTORS
WILLIAM BUTTERWORTH
WILLARD L.VELIE
GEORGE N.PEEK
FLOYD R.TODD
NIOLINE,ILL. C.W.MANSUR
F. W. EDLIN
T-M,--EsGISnE1As U.s.'ATEHN rICEWI CARLETON A. CHASE
WILLIAM H.STENTZ
JOHN W.STEWART

JOHN DEERE '4 -.
HE GAVE TO THE WORLD
THE STEEL PLOW
4/16/18.

Mr. Thos. E. Willis,

Okeelanta, Fla.

Dear Sir:

We have yours of the 12th stating that you
have not yet received shipment covering one '258 24"
circular pea vine coulter for which you enclosed check
to the amount of $16.25. Now, we find that this shipment
went forward to you an:'er date of Feb. 12nd from Deere
& Company, Moline, Ill. via express and youtletter is
the first notice that we have received in regard to this
shipment not having arrived. We are taking this matter
up with our Moline factory and asking them to trace
this shipment.

We are very sorry indeed that you have
not received said shipment and we trust that it will
only be a few days until we will hear something definite
which we will gladly advise.

Yours very truly,


JRC/E






gO


Okeelanti-, flaApril 17,1918.


EverglAdes Lumber Coo0
Ft Lauterdale,n1a.

My dear 1r. Gillias:--


?1 of my tno window.


I wa still anxiously -waiting te nrriv-
xey were nearly rendy ,h* 1 ,.**


Since.rly yours,


I






THOSE. E. WILL, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E W.L
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENtS
MRS. JENNIE L MUNROE
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
MAIN 1430 LOUIS KOPELIN
MIMCL30 8 E. J. DAKIN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W. D. MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR W. 0. OWEN
Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

District government is already receiving earnest consideration at
the Capitol. If we would make our own views fe t, we have no time to
lose. Prompt action by your organization is therefore advised and an
early reply regarding speakers and dates wil1 be appreciated.

Very truly ours,



Executive Secretary.

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






+/








Okeol-'nt' ,.I, '.pril 17,1918.


G. Geo. G.Currie,
West Plzm Beno,1'..l

lMy dear Nr. Currie:*-

Mr. t.R.Lawl cy, the Florido 'betr-ict Co.,writes
me that he Il-:s cirendy delivered to you- t'ite -tbstr'ict fo:: ij
Elsi- Bowrnants three loat-.s After lerrninr-; wfht I did on my nlst
vinit to your office,I did .s I wrote you,and,oon Majtar, wrot?
the abov- n-bstretoffice to hold the eowa-un obstr- at till further
advices front me, )IovvUvoz,it ini.y be t3ht they Ihd finished tliir
-oik bLfore horirn from: me. iils between here .nd the co oastre

As I wrote you,it %till still ti-e a little time ( 30 d .y from
d-te of Wn former lctttrtto .r At t4e surveyor herse. ieanwhiJo1
rfy son ndu I hiavo look..)d J? t'Limportant st-kesand used a survey-
orts chain on thfpllt, 'nc, r, s:ati.fied th::t tho surveyor will have
no difficulty in s.tisfyin1-Lims3elfand making the necessary a.f-
fid-vit.

I avait your cdiice as to whether the present abstract should
be used( the bill for vlichi JL-Fs came) or wheLher we shull wait till
the matter 3hs been handled in twot.wr vay,iftr "hlch I sh-11 get
another abstr,.ct.

:'ut for the objections rAiad by Tr. L. the matter,I think
7e understnnd,1woul1 'mave been settlc'd long since*


Very truly yours,





THOSE. E. WILL, EXECUTIVE COMM
EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUFFRAGE LEAGUE THOSE. E WILL
SECRETARY 807 WOODWARD BUILDING ROSCOE JENKI
MRS. JENNIE L. N
TELEPHONES, WASHINGTON, D. C. H. 0. SKINNER
MAIN 1430 LOUIS KOPELIN
LINCOLN 35fii E J. DAKiN
LINCOLN 3568 FEDERAL CONTROL OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS MISS GRACE HILLYER
DISTRICT CONTROL OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS W D MACKENZIE
LET THE PEOPLE RULE MAJOR N. OWEN

Dear Sir:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very trulyurs,



Executive Secretary.

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