J. R. McKINNIE, PAlU, DIRECTORS
R. P. DAVIE. VICE-PREB. & MOG. J. R. McKINNIE
E. C. SHARER. SEC. & TREAS. R. P. DAVIE
L. E. KANE, AsST. MdR. E. C. SHARER
R. H. SMITH, SUPT. 0 M. HALM
.EO, BUSHBY, GEN. SUPT. OPERATING DEPARTMENT o.. CULVER
THE SOUTHWESTERN SUGARi AND LAND CO.
PHOENIX OFFICE TREASURER'S OFFICE
BOX 365 COLORADO SPRINGS
Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 3, 1909.
Mr. R. J. Bolles,
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dear Mr. Bolles:-
In answer to your inquiry as to what our intentions are regarding the fu-
ture development of the lands owned by the Everglades Sugar & Land Company
in the Everglades of Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, I beg to state that we
have already given orders to commence planting cane with a view of getting
started so that we can raise our own tops for planting sufficient area next
year to supply a large sugar mill. Last year we planted some experimental
cane which was exceedingly satisfactory.
In view of the fact that we are below the frost belt, I believe we have
the best sugar proposition in the United States, in fact, as good as Cuba plus
the advantage that we have no duty. Tests made on cane in the Everglades show
a very high sugar content, and I believe that ultimately the Everglades of
Florida will* produce twenty-five per cent of the sugar consumed in the United
States. I realize this is a very broad statement, but I see no reason why it is
Hoping you are having good*success and with kind regards, I am,
R. P. DAVIE,
Vice-President Everglades Sugar & Land Co.