Personal Correspondence - Thomas E. Will. Jan. 21, 1915 - July 30, 1915

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Personal Correspondence - Thomas E. Will. Jan. 21, 1915 - July 30, 1915
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Everglades (Fla.)
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My dearest Mamie.

lohres'othe way our correspondence stands to date,as
have it:
T.E.'.wrote: MHR.r. wrotel
12/15. 12/22.(Aparently. No
17. date,however Says,"Monday".
17. 12/25.
19. 28.(Apparently. No
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According to this, your recreant husband is a little
sad. Some of the letters were horribly slow in getting through. So
u may have a h.lf dozen that are trailing alon g behind.

Our weather has been cooler. On New Year's day, I w ore
inet clothes and overcoat. Aa still wearing the winter clothea,the h.rd-
need them. Wear no overcoet.

Called on Mrs. Whipple this afternoon. Had not seen
r till to-day. She lives with her little Gladys. Makes her living,
d a very poor ene, by baking bread,and selling it. Gladys delivers
for her. People speak well of the bread, and of her too. She is not
ry happy. Harry whipple lest his job som- months agoe,it seems, and
a sent her no menoy for a long time. :jhe keeps this a sectet,the. She
not strong enough to do such heavy work, and has rh-umaStism in the
soles of her shoulders. This she finds very painful,and trying. She
badly worried, and does not seem like the cheerful little romran e used
know. She would be very glad to geta clerical position, but has not
en able to do so. Gladys is a bright little ureatureihelpq her mother
. she can, and stands very high in school.

My goods are in West Palm Beach, I have just learned.
to send $9.00 for them. Expect them in a few dnys.

I think ppl. have to b.e acclimated here, at times' 3a
lre were several days following Xmas. thnt I was not good for iuch;could
rdly eat,ar keep anything down. Am all right now, however,and immense-
enjoying my splendid boarding place. I've struck it rich in this
irding place. The fare is abundant, well-oooked,varied, and excellent.
)refer it to the Gilbert Hotel (the chief hotel) as a regular proposition
tt oests $2.50 per day; this $1.00.

Got another whisker trim last night. Aa always afraid
tackle a new barber, but struck it o.k. again in this mat'er,teo.

Tuesday, I am to go to Miami,and the Bright Bros.' place
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ely dearest eanie,
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Jan. 10,1915.
Yy dearest "atie,
Yours of the 7th. read. yesterday The mails seem to be
doing better new.
Enclosei find copies of letters to Munseys and Wingmanwhich
explain, and I hope.will straighten out the rent huddle. I sent the
chk.o.k. eaybe it will get around yet.
Ry goods came yesterday* uick time! Ten days before,they
were in W.P.Beoch.

I have ented a nice little officeupstairn in the Wheeler
Bldg.,ov3rleeking the m-iin 3t. and P.O. where the crowds gather*
Just eppesite,in faint, i a 'ort of People's FPrum. If I ,ndo take
to pu hl a live selling cunpaign, this should be an excellent loca-
tion.

I have not yet got my goods straightened out. Am classic
fyin;r, indexingetc. that I miy knor whereto -ind things; so it trkes
longer than if I simply tumbled them in,and climbed over them, after the
manner of some Ti.en.

Lawrence is -etting along O.K.,so he writes me except that
he i beinr bothered v'ith fleas* I have rnade inquiries, -nd am to s-nd
him somrn dope ".o-motro- ( IHo,Tues.O*hich is saidtobe good-- that is,
for him;not the flea1 )
I keep ,sending L.thinr-s to nlant. He is clad to get th-m,
andI im rlsd to have his help. It -snables me to-be getting- things
started -ith out having tomk e so many trips myself. Trips cost,
especially at $8.00 each. Forbes tells me I should get through on
the $3.00 round- trip fnre that Drevwils among natives. Ilis brother
did not understnd,d
Next trin I nlnr to send up a a-aef of Para g'-ss,the
s nlks of whicl are planted. This grasn is arousing much enthusiasm
here. Recently, I went :rith Mr. ~ratt.Hanrhall, and Vr. Fred Ship-ey,
my la.ndlord,*and another manto Himi, nnd -ence o n to t'e Bright
Bros.' pice to see theirPara grase and live stock experim-nt. We
saw,in part,,w 1t we went to see. The round trip run( in an auto)
.-about 68 miles-- took u-n soo much time that re had to cut the
visit short, and missed probably the best part. Stillit looks good.
Then, I plan to send up a sahaf of Guinea granR. Some of
that grows next door to theThippey's. It saia fine grass-- .-ally
wond Tful. In addition, I anr promised a bundle of mulberry cuttings.
These grow rapidly, and soon become finn,large trees. Their berries
are delicious, and the shade is helpful.

IIext "aturday, I pl-n to return to L.'sa By thattianmthe









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Crum Pulverizer should be there, and in full operation. It has been
working very successfully at Davie. I saw it there;also the inventor,
and the ork of tie machine. I was much pleased. Our land will be
harder to -ork, but Mr. Crum has seen it, and feels confident hecan
handle it. If so, I think I shall drop Wienand. The poor fellow
seems so unbusinesslike that I hate to bother with him,anyway.

Grum cha--ges $8.00 ner acre. How is that by the id4 of
.hand breaking---- $40.,$60-- some say $80 per acre? Yet thelafter
is what L. has been doing. No wonder progress is slow. Crum's
people re making two moremachines, which he says -ill be much better
that the one he nor has. Things are moving along the lines on which
I have been thinking and working so long. Of course, you remember how
much time I have given to the matter; getting machines to take the
pla-ceof hand work on the.Gladdb.

Enclosed is a reprint re the new R.R. This is one of the
big est things possible for us. It will ru n on the north bank of
the Belles nnht. Thatputs it just one mile so th of Fruitcrest, and
on the south border of our section 35. It runs on the "dge of land
which I was about to sell for $40 per acre a year ago. If we can
just get this lad paid for, we shall certainly be winners on this
matter.

At Miami, I saw the big rail road man-- Mr? Moore. If you
read the L-ud. Sentinel,just out, you will see a story of mine tell-
'ng of a conversation I had with. him there. He tells me the road
is a sure go. I was told there that he is a driver*---one of the
kind of men that put big t ings through without fooling. If so, let
us be th-nkful. We .re needing that kind here.

Will r Fpt. LaPl-ce. That makes $40,I think, you have recd
from the buyers. I wrote otne of them who is behind. ave had to
help L. several times.so,altrgether, I hanveto w'tch corners that I
don't spend more than my income, I get $150 per mo.,from the F.C.
Assn.,but that soongoesan Mr. Bernhard,seemed terribly shocked that I
should get that. Seemed to fear that the Assn. wd go broke if it p-i
anything for services.

I don't tAragine you will have anymore troubleabt. the rent.
It should not be necessary for you to m "e that out of the way trip.
I havethe bill on my mem.,and will not overlook it. The Xmas mail
probably made things worse.

Your letter you thot. was lost turned up,o.k. Fine you
seem to have missed was a note I wrote you on the train, to say I got
away all right.

We've had an unusually wet spell here,but it is better now.
Some days are perfect summer days-- itffnuaryl

I hope Gertrude is getting along ncely with her schoolland 6
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her-- well,never mind* This is th plDae heree ppl. go to bed with
txe chickens. It seems funny to a Washingtonian.

Rest yourself up all you can,and KEEP WELL. I don't want 6
to run yourself all down* Givethe Comrades my very best rewards,
and tell them, that whatever the knockers, including competitors,may
say or mny ha-e said,this is, in the ravling, one of the greatest
countries one ever saw. Tell them that such difficulties as have ten
been experienced here are due, in very large measure,to the continuath
and introdu tion here of the orazy old system of every one for himself
the very system they are trying so hard to change, and that,by my
F.C. plan, I am trying to change in this specific cas'. A start
here is as good, to s.y the least, as a start made anywhere else to-
ward the better system* I thunk this is a better plae than most plac-
es in which to make it for here almost everything is new, and we have
to so largrn an extent clear field in which to mnke it. 'e are not
so fettered at every piint by the cake of customphich paralyzes old
communities.

Am very much surprised and grieed to henr of Miss Gray's
trouble. I certainly hope she will soon be able to overcome it.

Mr. "hibley wroteme* The'r is not much sale novfor those
scattered tracts. The R.R. will help everything near* My plan, when
once generally introduced, is the salvation for the "lost sheep of &#e
tribe of Israel." They ought to help me push it,but not many of them
are doing so. ( It ought to be "house"of Israel. Vust get my Scrip
ture on straight.)

Hone we shall be able to avoid a break with the Titlows.
See to have don- so thus farf- I heard Dick was cussing out the
whole Will f-mily",down here. He told me he had nothing whatever to
regret in what he had done to Lawrencew- words to that effect. He
volunteered the information.

Personally, I a& rcl.d every day that Dick has gone. Had he
stayed here, L.and A would have been hampered at every.turn. L.told
me D. was predicting all the time that there would be all :orts of tro
uble -h"n I came. k cheerful welcome to one who hnd done -nd was get
ting r-ady to do so much as I-- O tfi*o '-" o-- v --

So M.and D. have called it off finally* So mote it be. I
hope she will avoid another mistake as serious as this would probably
h ve been.

Yes, L.and D. had been pretty badly at outs for a good
while* L.,I judge, had been doing his best to keep the peace* How-
ever, things kept getting ..orse. Then. L.heard that Dwa.s saying that
L.was top big a coward to res nt D.'s treatment-- just put up with
anythingr---lii "Brer Wolf" was it,who let Bro. Rabbit saddle and
bridle him, "nd slap the Spurrers into him" etc. That got onto
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to he final round. happily, that never came off. -aybe the
treatments I had Mrs. jay give helped. I hope so.

Will be delighted to get your picture. Yeanv'hile, can't
you sad me one you now have?

Enclosed find chk. for another $25.00

With all sorts of love for yourself and the girls, I remain
Your own old Hubby,

P.S. L.Wrote that the Garlands gor the
goodies I sent. Also he got tje stuff
I sent him at the same time-- some more
of the Xmas things Norve and Gretchen sent
me. L. said it was like a belated
Xmas .
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My Dear Mamie, Jnn.n.,1915.

Havejust rec. your seoo;d. letter re the Viegman rent. Wrote

you yesterday, sho,'int itwas q11 fixed. Please DO'NT L',T TVrrSS LITTLE
THINGS RRY YC S90. 0 Wht's these? We4 have to wait months, aomre-
times ye-rs for money* I ventthe noney on 1'--29 I am not respons-
ible for the P.O.

&nc. find copy of letter to L. Tunt stop to get this in
the meil.

Lovingly and .s ever,


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My dear Lalbie,

I'm one aheed of you on the letter writing, but never mind.
This has been a sort of holiday here. Mie mi is h'vinr R
rreat d'mons'ration, -nd all Lnuderdale is supnoned to I.p there.
I' ve been enjoying rr new office and doing a little work.
'Enclosed is cop, of let4or to L,that yo" -ay find in some
respects interesting.
I'm told I nrde a great hit at the Board of Trade meeting
Tues, night vith Ty little talk on the Govt. Exp. Station that
we ought to hT've here. It wasn't much, but it gve them some
points they h-v, not ha.d, and needed.

I wns isked to join the Bonrd. It cost me $I.50 for three
"onthq, but I guess it is northh the money* It gives r.e a chance
to Iet next to the leading men of the tw-Bn,and that will help re
in doing the thinPs I am here to do.

People here are very kind to we -- not to say deferential.
I easily 'et stuff into the papers. The Sec. of the bd.of Trnde
qspnt an hour 'With me recently talking over wys of getting the
Exp.Station, and also of formin:- a big .Averrl-ndes o ra-i:ization to
push development, reclamtion, legislation, ind ll' the other
Glvdes matter I h.ve been working on so long. It 1., dQs ans tho
thin:,s are coming ry wy fin'ely-- just as we nre t-".:ht they
.should if we work with the,1,.w."

Now this "working with the law" ni exactly the pint. We
must specialize on this It's not what we do ,s nch as 7hat
we think and feel, and v'hat attitude'we 1aintaTn to?.rd things
th-t counts. You must help all you can in this. You know, you
stnrired mein this line,back in 1908, when we had recd, one of our
worst blows,and things looked black. It was probably .a good thing
for us, for it started us on a new line, and one that-'ill be worth
untold sums to us,if hold on to theprinciple.

by the way, ,the Christian Science people havetheir m.eeot
.ings right here in the building w'her I l.ve ny offic-. I can sit
at my desk nnd hearthenm singing "rs. "ddy's hymn. One ofmy good
friends here is active in that church. I n-y go to their me tinp
At is not so f-r,in principle, from whnt we believe.

In a hight wind recently r e.3hipney's clothes line post
broke off and let her clothes dovn in the dirt* They h-'d to be
put through three waters rain. When I heard of her trouble I
hunted u another post,d 'g a hole p anted it,fRstened up her line,
-nd got thiV gs on their feet agn.in. 'he vas very gr,- teful. She
is a very nicelittlq 'om-n. You would like her.
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being asked to sendall sorts of postage for them. Some of the
stuff, when it com es,l find I don't want. I have asked the P.t'.
to send lot 'of ift to you. Pleasetell mr if it comes, and rive
me a list of I'hit/it is.

To savethe strain on poor Mr. Wiegmnn, *l-nd somebody sLae
-'ho may be -aP-leos- I am sending herewith the next rent chk.
Observe it is dated ahead,so can't be cashed till Feb. l;so you cn
sand it as soon as you like, and he can tell you over the phone
whether he'has reed,it. That oughtrsanv n-rvPn-nd simplif-' mrq4
terms.

d eove p:ot a nice lot, all right. Right by the great lian~i-
L-uderdale-* Jax-- "'Iah.-Montreal Highway. Autos are spinning
by almost as at our old plTce on Td. Ave.;only they are nearer
to us here.-- as near as tandolph St.is to you. Since I first
saw Laude-dale-- 5 yenrs ago-- it has groiw from not :ing to 3,000-
4,000 populationn, They hpve more teachers now than thtthy had
pupils t)ien. Sti'-es here are a-.y shend of sore ofthose you
Otroniaed in N.E.W7sh.

/ ust quit and go to bed. Getting up for a 6 A.7.%boat isn't
"what it is crack- d up to be",unless on e cgts to bed early;
and ITve be'n running late agr i n, since get'inc- into my office.

No' reemember,you must kenp up your spirits and remember whoA
running things in this world,and quit your worrying. Remember
the scripture .y'eu have known all your life t t everything is all
right if we only trust in the Load and do our part.

I want to see all of you awfully; but can't excpt in myxmid
mind's eye* I see you that rt-7 right along.

Sone day, when those deargirls can't think of another thing
to do,and cqn't find any place to go, maybe they will take a
silly notion to write a few lines to their old Dad-- especially
if the need some of the NiDFUL.

So long, qnd lots of love.

From y our old Hus.and,

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Jan.20,1915.
My dear 'Wife.
I'm afraid I hay run past my time. Hope you will forgive
me. Have been trenmendously busy again.* an*t get a.eteneCrapher
by day,so h-ve to work late at night wiqh her. Ppl.get up so early
here that makes it bad* Went to b,"/last night before supper,
and caught up pretty well.
This hne been a busy d-y. TheGoverner and the entire I.I.
Beard were here. There has l-'en -* good de"l ef criticism of the Be&
Beard in the Linmi papers, se the Board came to the East Coast, and
has been at ':'.P-1m Beach, Miarmi,-nd now here. There was a big meet-
ing -t liami last night,faX at which the G evernor defended the pel-
icy and work of the Beard. A convention of the "act Coast people
had been called to meet here to-dny. The Gov. mrde a leng tark
sh ewing thnt th '3 Zard had be-n doing its best under difficulties
ever since the ''rnnk Clar k '"r. Hle mafd a good case,but teoo toe
long.
I h.d .a pla senit little vi.i pith .the Boerd after the mert-
ing.-- i.e.,'iith somTn of them. T'hey go up to the Lake 'o-morrow.
One of them wanted me to go -"ith themo but I guess there wasn't room
in their b'eot. I wvmn't qlite redy iinylviy.

U r. dllm was mnde Chairrnan of the greeting to-day* A per-
m-nent averglade a organization is to be formed I made a speech
showing he w impo tant it is that there be such-an or,*nnizition of
all Everglades ppl. especially to give tilh. widely scattered buyers
n chance to h".ve their inter-qt:i t,,kr.n care of.

You say my articles. I h-ve just. -eqd nreof on another,
thiR time on Reads in the Ulades* It is in the Herald.
Think the nulverizer h-.sn't gone U~ yet., so may wn.it till
the Ton day bo't ,t" Hve ~o much to de here that I hnve del'y*d going.

You kr.ov' they had another- freeze at Ok. en the 12th. L. wt
rwrites that they lihve had a meeting of all the pol. there,and that
"they are all ho,, cr-'y now." They think that is a safer lin~, I fgu
guess" So do I. He saay they want mne to m ke a tilk to them.
Lr Shippey is quite a heg man. Was very successful in that
,.line in Kansas. Le may help m- .v Copper write sug.-esting I put
'in a bunch bf hogs an his isl.nd,he to hlindlr them on shares. There
I suppoeethere will be no need of encres. Further, there is plen-
.ty of feed growing there new, he ays8. T'liRt would simplify matters.
CepDer, poor fellen-, is pret ty h-:rd up. 'lis island esc-ped frost,
i ,ut the kildees--' kind of bird-- cleaned un his beans one night.

1ppe ye u got the Feb. rent. !'r. Cl'ixten, ef the FunsPy
fc.C. 'rt1.i i.hnt they would pay but one of the duplicate checks
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-SAS CITY MO. PHILIP S. DELANY,
S, i HENRY 0. RALSTON,
t. v. w. HELM,
R. M. PRICE,
-: WILLUS P. MUNOER.

_7 .1 'LA ND SALES COMPANY
/o :, (INCORPORATED)
SRANDOLPH 1773
f MAJESTIC BUTILDIN(ri
CHI CGAG 0
E C HOWE. WASHINSTON. 0.C. OrFICE
CEs. -Ac. mE OURAY BUILDING
C s Z 1. c 09 o S TREET. N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




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

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

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

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

Dr. 0. M. Munoaster, The Rochambeau, Washington, D. C., Miss
B. E. Adams, Forest Service, Washington, D. C., S. P. Compher,
2142 P Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.,
arV4.
Ask them what they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
,place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
-*'ducing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries l
'-and we can refer you to numbers of others.

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


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made Ir. Wien-nd.

Oh yes; I try to be nice to everybody. People treat me
very nice here. I knew lets of them,tee. I asked the Atty.Genl.
to-dayhsw I could become a voter here,: nd he was very much pleased
that I desired te bae me one. I did npt tell him what ticket I
might be expected to vote. The Socialists are the second pHrty in
Fla.,I an told.

I took the office adjeinirin Tr. Sherman's. Found it
would be too cro--dwv for u- to br in together* This costs 10 per
month. "e are together 1.11 e :?qre to te. Door open between*
He is vety pleasant rnd ac ormodnting. I:uch like a bret ier.

Sorry Bro. VIOllker c'n't be in the office more. Don't
want to call hii down. I tell him I hope the interest in '7ash. can
be kept up.


Recd, and answered Tr. Fenner's letter.
er,and very faithful. Wish we had more.


He is a -od work-


Have hriard no report re th. fleas since I sent the dope."

Keep uninformed well in idvn-ice re the state of your funds.
I Pant ui to be careful of money, but don't want you to get out.

Jorry Dick is knocking,. Guess he is sore for several
reasons. If it would hl1p you in pTying: bills,start a little acct.
in i bank, and then end checks.

"'i: V/Was glad to he-.r frorn 1-arion. Enclosed is buyer's list.
Hope she is well. All of yoi 11UST ':P T T, That is essential.
Mighty glqd Miss Gray is well again,

L. wanted the blue stone as bug poison.

Glad you have se good i darkey 'hat's the use in having
S a husband?
A'.'" mann just c.-me up from the street( 9:20'P.Tt.o to get same
f my F.C. lit. man had snt Ilin iup liat man had been sent up
here yes'erdy by nnether nan' I that he was pretty grouchy, but
it seems to hi-ve struck in on him.

'c-R eed. an order yesterday by wire for two holdings. Oneof
r k'.)-lm hAri rcntl1v beehn Rald.


":l, t. Sorry Charley is having such a hard tirm. '"ust get up a
""Iclettr a 1im. Am afraid he has missed his calling. -"ever could
P, tlhey '-~-ay. Think he vwuld make a tip top snlemnan.
'a rf hand at selling Friitcrest. 10 / commission.


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il M~La as frequent.
S.a ..Iav to thie airlnnd everybody.


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YWfGLADE


f>Il J3 "'r O If M: S :
PHILIP S.DELANY.
HENRY G. RALSTON,
V W. HELM.
R.M. PRICE,
WILLIS P.MUNOER.


LAND SALES COMPANY


(INCORPORATED)


TELEPHONE
RANDOLPH 1773


LLA.T ES-TI(C 13 L TDINo
CI-l CAGO


- -- -':,. D D C ,0' c
OuRna BULLDING
809 STREET N W
TI CME MA.r. 4260


A year ago last August, while employed in the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the writer was looking forward to the time when
he could leave the government service for something better. I
wanted to own my own hems, in a balmy, equable climate, with suffi-
cient fertile a3reage surrounding it to insure mi a steadily in-
creasing income as the years rolled by.

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

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

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

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


Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as
Z'.. place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an no e pro-
,' during point of view. They will be glad to answer yq quL s
-.,,.awnd we can refer you to numbers of others.

:'- .... My purpose in bringing this subjepdq a 70o
fact that, if you feel like I did, YOU tbw;'.aii
prospects of getting away from the deadly y otonvd .

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I returned frpy4l ejfl4lCq on 'Fednesday. Wne gone nearly
a week. Found LaRrence well. Ilearly everything had been killed
by the frost; however, the people are not discouraged but
are planning to chang :, heir line of work.
I 9m sending copy of Lauderdale papers containing my last
article. Do you receive these regularly? ':'e have a fine, ,live
community up there. You woulo be surprised at thlie grade of the
people. You know 'rs. Garland, however,.Well, Vrs. Grndy, on
the house boat by tbo dredge, is much of the s.me type, yet
she cane into % den of dirt and grease on corning Mtt her new
husbtad to her new home. )Srs. D. living 1,itl her husband,
also in"rt*-.hou.sebcat on the shore of the L~nke Larrence and
I visited them there -is of tlheer-e type; a. fine, ;.ultivated,
young woman from Baltimore. 'Their hol e is much more pleasant
and they are v ry iLae.riy tojreTlher. vris. Ovens, livi -g on tlhs
cross canel, is nnoLthr woman of thle Orame type. You would like
nll of these I am sure. Of course, you know I do not believe
in requiring' delicate women to live in suchI hard conditions
that is -!y, in. prkrt, I ml pushing a different plan whereby
they should be enabled to live civilized lives from thu -
beginnlng.
S Rnclosed find ':r. Yohnn's deed. Plens1 e see f. Parker,
complete deed and mnil same to "r. Yullin. -ncloed find check
for '20.00 plus additional .:.25.00 o Lz o o T 4t ce L .. r c
o r. 'liegrian's letter of Dec. 29th is beforee me. It
should hrlve reached hire alriget. It 'as not come beck to
me. If ]'P? delays the renaning you riouldt prod lin a. little.
The record of r'ayu]t by ,hic;go buyers nov! stands:
Hend. 1/29; Yolmn 1/30; ]laggardy 12/2 Connal 1/r0;
Lamlace 12/31.

Of course, the money reached yor ni.nd me on different diye.
I have your letters of Tan. .21,, Jan. 25, ;ni Jnn. 27-
a good big bunch ihichl I wFas ,Id to receive.
I will see thit yo: get the Laderdale papers regularly.
Am sending you some of o r booklets. I ':.rote ; obig letter to
PTr. Vrooman nnd sent him a booklet.
I was very gpRd to Le0t Varion's letter, thought have
not answered it directly. I suppose she reads yours.
At.,alad Henry does such good work. One of yo',r worries
has thus nrovel groundless.
Lnwrence told me nrsy. Garland received her first present
ns ,rell as her second. I had left iher first with Lawrence and
he delivered it after I left. So all is well t!Vt ends well.
Yr. Rehm was here yesterday and today with a group of
buyers from necr Chicago. ,So e of them were my own purchasers.
They seem much nletnsed witi tlie Fruitcre'3t plan, rnd rry help
push it. T'r. Relum will resurie sellin,k my lond east of 'he onal.
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PHILIP S.DELANY,
ParlocNr.
HENRY 0O RALSTON,
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V.W. PELM,
R.M. PRICE,
Bc CY. A TRBASURCR.
WILLIS P. MUNOER.


LAND SALES COMPANY


(INCORPORATED)


wVIAJESTIC 3BUTLD ING
CHICAGGO


WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE
OURAY BUILDING
S809 G STREET, N. W
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260


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

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

On my return to Washington, my fellow employes in the Inter
state Commerce Commission had such confidence in my honesty and g
-7 judgment that they bought over 1500 acres on my report. I resign
:rom the I. C. C. in December last to sell Everglades lands. Tod
every Department in the Government service is represented among o
i buyers. Hundreds of acres have been sold in Washington, and other
are constantly buying. Shrewd, hardheaded Washington business me
ri .practical, hardfisted farmers -- who KNOW soils -- have bought an
are constantly buying it. YOU cannot do better than follow their
S '.'Ii example.

,iE : Among those who have actually seen the Everglades may be na
..... the following:

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

S Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as
S. .".'.-" '' .' place for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
S,~.uc~uoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries
.:nd, we can refer you to numbers of others.

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young man. I took him to dinner today.
Loook at tract 74 of section 35 on back of letter head.
Note south. east corner. There is now-strong talk that the
new riDL rord lfrnrre alm I:reach into the Everglades will have to
put a station there. In that event the town we thought might
be at Okeela.ta vill almost certainly be located there.
Peo:.le-are.t--lking it a good deal. You can imTagine what
that would rIean. for the fortunate owners of land in that
vicinity.
Just across from that point south a man named VanValsor
has bo',,1ht and is -ut lntT up good looking house. I got
acquainted with him, lie Zys there -"'eye three branches of the
V.i Velsor family who came to America:. One of these settled
in New York. I guese he is a relative of yours. He is a
bright man, 'from T'.nsas, and interesting. He -ronoses to try
to get the ne"- town nnred after yours truly.
The U. of 7. -)ople are q'.ite active. I think I shall
*cknowle~~.'e their invitations.
SI Told be --ad to have you go to Annmpolis if you
c, '" e' trip would do you r-ood.
LT: fr, ze in the wpper Glades was co'd. So was the
freeze in northern Florida in 93-4. The latter drove the
people there into more s-fe and profitable lines. Ours may
operate in the s]ne way. We cn raise sug)-r cane; also forage
crops for hoe- winter tr7'rb~jrrie,9 csfobage, and numerous
other things. The lake shore oeemr to i..ve escanedl the freeze
quite conrletely. D.vie h;- Also e:--caned pretty y vell of late ,
though it has been 'ull.y hurt at times.
SLawrence's chickens are shut in by a high wire fence,
w'-iich 1-prtects ;the fr.jrm poison o:i te,, nltints. One u' tUIem
got o.:t 11 I .I;.t c.u,.i,1. ; in a ste'.l Lr.sp, tur. iT did not. hurt
it. Te .!Iso c:, ).'-it t. o big coons ,nd oxeuted tiem.
LT.-rence ind I talked ,'vr ti1e corirfg birthdays. I
put ?5P.00 into his ba:.k i-or'ount toiny, v.hicn. vill have to
coverv ::y .::e3it, irubribly. I .-iu..'id like to hel- hiiu e~nt
the cpl:e but sh-al-'l l.oo.0e tLe onportunity. e is nrot exactly
F.!41y but is strong ai;d robu-3t. ,We took ~:'r-s luo-; rows in
row boat, going '-est on the samll cnal, n.nd ..p into thle lake
( see rn- orn brak of ?nvzlonce) ;Ie insisted on long all the
rowing, and stoodd it finely. 'We arranged for 9 nev, boat he
is to get at a grelt bargain. If' I can get a small engine to
put into it, tli- L "ill help gre--tly in getting us about over
the waters of th.t territory.
Vy story in this reek 3 oapcra will indicate how active
the upoer Glndeq settlers are becomiliU. T}hey are fine people.
I cannot tell how' long I shl.ll Le here. From the "-=y
things nTe r-oving, thi is likely to r-ove Trcich better
field for me tlan ".shiington. Still, I do not think it worth
while to fig ire on moving just now.
No, Lawrence is not disco'lraged. lie does not want to
Continue trying to raise things the frost will destroy, but
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HENRY 0. RALSTON,
WV.W. HELM,
R.M. PRICE,
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RANDOLPH 1773


'' ~ CI-ICAGO

waeE C. HOWE. WASInNiTON a. C., OFFICE
G-enta Ae.te ac g sn inOURAY BUILDING
C 809 G STREET, N. W.
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




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

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

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

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

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

i2 ,-Ask them wnat they think of Everglades lands as an investment, as a
,^'Vplaoe for a home, from a climatic standpoint, from an income pro-
-,iduoing point of view. They will be glad to answer your inquiries;
,nd we can refer you to numbers of others.

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

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I have not attempted to make an aggressive selling campaign
here yet, but may do so a little later.
I was shocked at the news notice of Professor Dyche's
death. I remnenber hearing him speak.
Enclored find letter for Ch1arley, which he may deliver.

Shall be mighty glad to get your picture* Should be very much
more to get the fair originRal Better come down nnd see your
husband.

What in the world do you want to be solemn for? 'ith
a town about to be loc-ted on your 1 n!: "Thy aren't you hop-
ping and skipping? Cut the blues,and get reldy to enjoy your
good fortune. here's your philosophy? Keep working at it.
That' s0 wh' t I'm doing,and that's the -'y to win.

Am delighted to hear that -;er'rude is :,till getting
alonp so well. Ho-I she'll '-oep it u7, and continue to help
her mother* I met another little girl here 13 years old who,
for proc city, was Jully Gertrude's equJl' ohic was a wonder.
Fairly took my breath bG h er wise remarks.

Don't v;brry bout the stenocrr-:eher. She is a 5wede gtrl.
I have r-ceily ;c.:.uir--d 'notbher help-r-- an.n.rri -d lady,here from
Ill. She is very capable and fine in type* She can help mo
by-d:-y. That suite me much better.

So you actually mwnt a husband! ,Isn't that surpris-
ing? Well, I'Tm affected with a similar complaint. Guess
it must be (bout standoff. As sug-.ePated bove, better come
down -way from your freezes and ice and snowt, and enjoy s-r.i-;3r
inh mid winter, -nd see ypur husband at thli same time.

Nouv remember, yoa IU ;ST 1:ErP 'JLL ,and you must not be
harboring any blue devils. Fire thLa out,and "CO"'lIT YLr. 1.TTS
SINGS!"

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HENRY G. RALSTON.
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S LAND SALES COMPANY
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SRANDOLPH 1773




C HOWE. WASHINaTON. O. C., OFFICE
GENEIaL A-r r ec THE OURAY BUILDINo
S809 0 STREET, N. W.
TELEPHONE MAIN 4260




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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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