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The Bunnell home builder

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The Bunnell home builder
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Mr. Verdenius' latest report on the Bunnell Colony
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A newsletter for the owners and potential owners of land in the Bunnell-Dupont Colony. Stories spread "the truth about Florida" in a highly-positive light to encourage sales of farmlands in the colony to Florida winter-residents. The main sponsers of the newsletter were the DuPont Land Company and the Bunnell Land Company. The paper seems to have folded soon after the Flagler Tribune began publication as most of the land in the colony had been sold.
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Began with: Vol. 1, No. 1 (December, 1912)
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Ceased with May 1918?
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May 1918 published as: Mr. Verdenius' latest report on the Bunnell Colony
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"The truth about Florida"
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Editor: S. Howard
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Includes advertisements for homes, farms and land for sale in the Bunnell Colony, Florida in what is now Flagler County.
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No more published after May 1918?

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The Truth About Florida E
- The Bunnell Home Builder I
_Edited by S. HOWARD
1103-108 So. La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill. a-=
Vol 1 July, 1913 NVo. 8
L1~ ARE YOU WORRYING OVER Surely y oui WOMEN AS It has been said that withTH I1V K THE CONDITION OF THE are not if FARMERS. out women this world would
I STOCK MARKET? y ou have be nothing. We certainly
had t he know that in every walk of life woman
A G wisdom to invest your money in land, good plays an important part. Especially is
farm land, for, "land is the only thing that this so in Florida at the present time. cannot be destroyed without the consent Women are taking right ahld, and are
FLORIDA'S BEST AND T h e r e c e n t of God." bravely assisting their husbands in buildAgain and again have we heard on the ing homes for themselves and families.
GREATEST FRIEND LAID death of Henry "Street" lately these words "The bottom One cannot but note the grit and determinaTO REST. M. Flagler has has dropped cleared out of the stock market," tion displayed by many of these woman.
b e e n heralded and to the one who follows the market They are willing to forgo some of the social
the world over. He was a great man and reports in the papers from day to day it privileges which cannot at once be had in
a rich man but what he did in the develop- would seem that this is almost true. a new community, that they may enjoy
maent of Florida will best be remembered amr hlsm xsec ntecuty
in the history of this country. o a more wholesome existence in the country.
He established in Florida wonderful rail- Then too they are just as anxious as the
roads and magnificent winter resorts, and men to succeed financially and gain inseemingly, he undertook this work without dependence.
regard to financial returns. The last census showed 307,706 actual
No other man but a very rich one would women farmers in the United States, and
have undertaken the building of the unique this number will be largely increased when railroad across a line of keys and open sea new statistics come in.
to Key West. This road today is one of Women have been roused by the large
the wonders of the world, and will stand opportunities opened up in recent years in
as a remarkable monument to his enter- various departments of farm work, and are
prising and daring spirit, showing their ability and resourcefulness
Mr. Flagler was 83 years of age at the in grasping and utilizing modern methods
'time of his death, and it is a matter of in their farming.
much satisfaction that he lived to see the One scientific woman farmer, Miss Smith,
successful completion of his great work. is annually making more than $2,000.00
He was one of the richest men in the on land that did not produce a revenue of
United States, and yet comparatively little $600.00 for the entire ten years previous
was heard of him outside of Florida, for he to her purchase of the farm. In many
seldom submitted to interviews, and was states women are making a marked suchardly ever quoted upon financial and in- cess in dairying.
dustrial conditions. It is, perhaps, characteristic of women
He lived his life in a quiet manner in that so many of them have gone in for
the most beautiful surroundings that the intensive farming, working along single
imagination of man can conjure-in Florida. lines with record-breaking success. In this
Impressive funeral services were held over large class we find the fruit growers, marthe body of Mr. Flagler in St. Augustine, ket gardners, bee keepers, livestock farmers,
in Memorial Presbyterian Church, the poultry raisers and other specialists; while beautiful edifice which he had built in repeatedly premiums for championships in
memory of his daughter. Ccorn, tomatoes and other crops have been
memry f hs dugher.Camp Life in Florida -How would you like to awarded to women.
As a silent tribute to this master- spend your vacation here? Venison three
builder, every wheel whether on train or in timesa day in season This kind of women's work is still in its
shops or elsewhere, upon the Florida East Scores of ultra-conservative men have felt infancy, but it is growing every year as
Coast Railroad stopped for ten minutes so sure of their investments. They could women learn to know and appreciate the
beginning at 3 p. m., the hour of his not believe that the stock of a certain bi independence, health and success of intellifuneral. The tribute was a marked one, railroad company, or of an industrial coni- gent, earnest work in the country.
In Jacksonville all machinery in the city pany could ever decrease in value, and so stopped for five minutes. In St. Augustine they invested their savings, and many of and elsewhere on the East Coast the busi- them have lost their money, and some have ness houses were closed for the entire after- lost hope. "If there are 150,000 more farmers in the
noon. Perhaps some of your readers of the
The death of a man like Mr. Flagler is Home Builder who put your savings into Northwest who are determined to move
an irreparable loss to the commonwealth in Florida land were laughed at by your self- somewhere and are listening to the allnrwhich he made his home, and also to the confident friends who invested elsewhere, in patter of the Canadian immigration
nation at large. He did great things for but now you will be able to fully appreciFlorida in the days when many looked ate Shakespeare's words when lie said, "He agents, let them find out what the Sunny
askance at the great peninsula, but now laughs best who laughs last." South has to offer before they pull up
Florida is coming into her own and men Nothing is more certain than that good stakes."-CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE
and women are beginning to understand land is bound to constantly increase in
the foresight of Henry M. Flagler. value. It cannot be otherwise.
"Ability never amounts to much until it acquires two more letters-st-ability."




Uhe BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
HOW MUCH MONEY Should a Man Have to Start
Successfully in the Bunnell-Dupont Colony?
Some Excellent Advice to Future Settlers
By THOMAS A. VERDENIUS
i A M sure know if he is healthy and strong, or sickly reduce more than half in Florida. For t ha t the and weak; whether he is ambitious and instance, my fuel bills in the North have
readers of loves to work from sunrise to sunset, or been from $60.00 to $80.00 a year, and I t h e H o m e if he feels like taking life easy; I do not have had them in Florida amount to $2.00
Builder, and es- know if the man has a family of two or a winter. You can be sure that the clothpecia l ly you eight children, and if these depend on him ing for yourself and family and the cost w h o h a v e or are a help to him; I do not know of a home can be cut in half.
bought land in whether he knows how to farm or not;
o u r c o lo n y, if he is fortunate enough to have a wife Of course one of the first things you have
know that the who is satisfied to live in a little cottage to do when you take possession of your writer is con- of two or three rooms, or if she demands Bunnell farm is to build a shelter for your stantly r a home that would cost thousands of dol- family. You understand also that a perreceiv- lars You can readily see that no one is son can build a magnificent home at Buning letters con- able to answer this most important ques- nell as well as in the North, but as our t aining in- tion in a definite manner, and state the people are not any of them capitalists, I numerable ques- exact amount in dollars and cents re- feel that your needs are about the same as
quired to make a successful start in the mine, and I know that I can build a home Bunnell-DuPont colony. in Florida good enough for my demands,
T. A. Verdenius B u n n ell- Du I could ask you how much it will cost for $75.00 a room. The home I built in
Pont. It is only me to live for one year in your town. I Florida is a six room cottage. It is much
natural that a prospective buyer should am sure that some of your acquaintances larger than shown in the picture, for the
ask questions regarding location, soil, crops, spend many times the amount it costs size is 42x24 feet, and it has a large
climate, markets, titles, etc., etc., also that you to live, and what one calls "living" front porch, rear porch, large fireplace, a men and women who have purchased farms the other calls "existing." good wood shed, hen house, etc., a, good
andd want toemoveetooutheir land, ask
and want to move to their land, ask If you should ask me how much it will fence and sidewalks and a number of fruit
about transportation, cost of moving, build- cost to get a well with good drinking water adsae readti os otm
ing and clearing their land, most desirable at Bunnell, I would answer-from $20.00 and shade trees, and this house cost me a time to move to Florida, and so on. to $25.00. I could alsoer-fom $. little more than $500.00, including outI wish to say right here that I am will cost to build a good fence around ten buildings, just as you see it in this piepleased to answer at any time such ques- or twenty acres of land. All such ques- ture; and it is as nice a home as I would
tions that may arise in your minds, in tions as these-the price of a team, or the ever care to live in.
fact it is with a great deal of pleasure that price of a go6d milch cow, can be answered Now if you figure how many rooms you I attempt to answer these to the best of in dollars and cents, require, you can easily ascertain the cost
my ability. Understand, I do not profess
to be a "walking encyclopedia," but as I Sometimes men have insisted that-I state of your house at $75.00 a room. Add
lived in Florida for two years, and as I a certain amount of cash necessary, and $100.00 to $150.00 for a barn, another $50.00
have visited the different sections of the I have always replied that they should not for a chicken house, and another $100.00 state many times, I feel in position to give go to Florida, under any circumstances, with for a fence around ten acres. If you are correct information on many of these ub- less than $500.00 cash. If a man is a handy with tools and can build your own
jects. bachelor and has no one depending on him, home and barn and fence, you can save
possibly he can make a successful start on considerable on all the above prices, posI endeavor at all times to be conscien- this amount, but I would much rather see sibly 50 per cent.
tious in my business dealings and I answer him have twice the amount. There is one man in our colony who
your questions the same as if my own
brother had asked them. Quite frequently I recall one man who came to Florida came from California, and he told me that
I have been unable to answer questions, and with his family from the Northwest, and he built a one room house, 12x24, with
I have been frank in saying that I could had about $250.00 on his arrival. He had shed roof, which has two good doors and
not. written me before and told me of his four large windows, and cost him cornfinancial condition, and I advised him to
One of the questions put to me more stay where he was for awhile, but his plete, $51.08. He further stated that he
often than any other, and which I feel reply was, "I am not able to save any put down a well 21 feet deep, that he
I am never able to answer satisfactorily, money here, and I know I can make just drove this well alone in a little over a day
is the one which heads this page, "HOW as good a living in Florida as where I and that he has as fine water as any one
MUCH MONEY SHOULD A MAN HAVE am now." So he came with his family, and can wish for. He went to the woods and
TO START SUCCESSFULLY IN THE has succeeded very well with his small got good strong posts which he set eight
BUNNELL-DU PONT COLONY?" But to- capital. But, I have also known men who feet apart around 20 acres of his land.
day I shall endeavor to answer it through went to Florida with several times that He also cut some thin poles and nailed
the pages of the Home Builder to the best amount, and made a complete failure there, these to the posts, thus making a fine hogof my ability. I realize the importance and I have come to the conclusion that it proof fence, and all the cash it cost him
of this question, but if I had to give my is the same in Florida and in the Bunnell- was $5.60 for nails. This shows what a answer to each one of you individually, DuPont colony as ini every other part of man really can do if he knows how, and is
I would, more than likely, after knowing the United States-IT IS UP TO THE willing to do it.
you, your family, your demands, your MAN.
capabilities, etc., state a different amount So far I have not given you my answer After you have built your home you
for each one. to this question in dollars and cents, and need some furniture, and I am sure that you
I first wish to state why it is so hard I shall not answer it in that way, but in can get a figure on that without my asto answer this question correctly, espe- such a nianner that each of you can figure sistance. The price of furniture is about cially by mail. In the first place, I do for yourself. I know from a personal ex- the same as the general prices existing
not know the man I am writing to. I do perience, that some of the items of expense all over the country. I do not advise you
not know if I am writing to a young, a you incur now in the North can be cut to take furniture with you, excepting
middle aged, or an old person; I do not in two ,and some of them you can even dishes, bedding and personal effects.
"Florida is a workshop where your children may romp at your feet."




Uhel BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
can start to farm with less money than
lie can in Florida. And there is no better
place in Florida than our Bunnell-DuPont
colony. After figuring what it will cost you
to begin operations at Bunnell, turn your
paper over and figure on the other side
what it would cost you to begin farming
in the west, middle west, east or Canada.
I shall take for example, Illinois, as I
live here now and am familiar with conditions in the state. In the first place I
should need about four or five times the
amount of acreage, since we raise hut one
crop in Illinois, and three in Florida. I
should have to pay for one acre of land
here as much as five acres would cost you
in Bunnell. I shall not comment on the
two totals, for you can start a farm-home
at Bunnell at a cost of 30 to 50 per cent
less than in Illinois, or anywhere else to
Six room cottage built by Mr. Verdenius in Florida for $500. 00 get an equal start.
Let me repeat again that this article
is not written to discourage you, but
You do not need very many farm im- colony was rented for $10.00 an acre cash I do not want to be misunderstood, and
plements in Florida-a good plow, har- rent. to be the cause of any man going to Bunrow and a good cultivator-and you have Then, when your land is cleared, you nell with about $300.00, and who has
about all the farm tools you will ever must have enough money to live on until to spend about half that amount in caruse, besides of course, one must have some you get a crop-you must have money fare for himself and family; and when he
small implements, such as spades, rakes, enough to take care of yourself and family has spent the balance in a little home, he hoes, etc. The price of all these tools until your farm begins to produce. is "broke."
you can ascertain at the place you now I have, I believe, answered the above Just at the present moment I have a
live. questions to the best of my knowledge and party in mind who went to Bunnell with
If you can afford stock, a good Jersey ability. I do not mean to discourage any less than $100.00 and a family on his hands, milch cow can be purchased for from $50.00 one, and this article should not discourage and I feel that if this man had done some to $60.00; a good team of horses or mules you. I am very anxious to see our colony figuring beforehand and had used some comwill cost you from $350.00 to $450.00; settled as fast as possible, but I feel I mon sense he would have waited a year or chickens can be bought for from 75 cents should be doing an injustice to you were I two longer, and would have done much betto $1.00 each. to state anything but real facts to you. ter for himself, his loved ones, and for the
When you have built your house and Many land companies hold out very Bunnell-DuPont colony in general; with
barn; when you have secured your furni- glowing pictures to their buyers. Their these facts in mind, come and make your ture and implements, and stock, if you literature reads like a fairy tale. In a home at Bunnell at once. Do not wait
wish to have any, you are ready to begin nutshell it is something like this: "Come longer, but come at once-come this fall. business. Of course if you buy a team to Florida with $50.00 in your pocket and The sooner you can come the better we
you will also have to figure on the cost of all your troubles and worries are over. shall like it, and you will never regret wagon and harness, and if you wish to go Wild turkeys walk into your kitchen; the move I am sure.
in on such a big scale you will note by oranges drop into your lap. All you have this time your expenditures have con. to do is to take what you want." Space TO BUILD DOCKS AT
siderably exceeded $1,000.00; but, many of it too valuable to repeat more of their non- OCEAN CITY SOON
our colonists hire their plowing done and sense, for this kind of talk appeals to do not buy a team. foolish folks and not to sensible men and
I believe here is the right place to state women-and we do not care for the former Freight and Passengers to Be Taken on that you should not take any live stock in our colony, only industrious, successful and Off.
with you. By all means buy native stock, men and women.
as I know from personal experience they Do not think that the Bunnell Develop- Mr. Evans, a representative of the
are much more satisfactory. meant Company gives you something for Howard Steamboat Co., of Jacksonville,
When you begin to farm the first thing nothing, but the men composing this com- was in Bunnell Wednesday, and a contract you will have to do is to clear some of pany are conscientious and conservative, was entered into for the building of docks your land. I would advise you to clear honorable people whom you can trust, peo- on the canal at Ocean City.
a quarter of an acre at once, and plant ple whose promises are good, and who give Work will begin right away and as soon it to garden truck to supply your own you good land with a good title-a square as completed both freight and passengers
table, thus keeping the grocery bills down. deal. Some of our readers may not care will be taken on and discharged there. By doing this you will be able to hang for this frank talk, but I feel that it is
on to your money, for money is as slippery the right thing for me to write you in Mr. Bryan, why wasn't it orange juice?
in Florida as it is anywhere here in the this manner through the pages of the Home Seems like you overlooked a good chance north. Builder. to boost for your adopted state.
If you want to hire your land cleared, You can take your pencil and paper Mr. Button, one of our prosperous farmyou can figure that it will cost you from and figure for yourself how much money ers living just south of Bunnell, brought in
20 to 25 cents a stump, according to the will be required to make a success at Bun- some fine turnips and cabbage last week. size of stumps. It would be difficult for nell. It is not more than right that you me to tell you how much it will cost to should sit down and figure the cost before Mr. W. E. Laveook informs us that lie clear an acre of your land. One acre giving up your business or position. But has some very fine cucumbers, beans and may not cost you more than $5.00, while do not let the total scare you. If you are sweet corn growing in his garden, which another might cost you several times that not financially prepared to move to the would make your mouth water to see. amount, but the average cost of clearing colony at once, don't be discouraged, but your land I think, will be from $15.00 to just keep your position a year or two The Jom.qon Lumber & Suppl:v Co. is iii$20.00 an acre. If you clear your land longer if necessary, pay for your land and stalling an up-to-date saw mill on the himlyourself you will save this money, and go to the colony prepared for success. ber yards just south of the depot. They
bear in mind that when your land is cleared Before closing I wish to say just one will he in position to furnish all kinds of it is then worth $100.00 an acre. Last more thing: There is no place in the rough and dressed lumber within a short
winter some of the cleared land in the United States, in my mind, where a man time.
"The cow that fills the milk pail rules the dairy world."




5Uhe BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
Every Day Happenings in and Around Bunnell and Dupont
As contributed by the Bunnell correspondent during the-month
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Boyd of West Vir- The second quarterly meeting will be Mr. Seblo, of Chicago, was in this city
gin ia, arrived last Thursday and will make held at the Methodist church on the 21st Monday. He selected seventy acres of land Bunnell their home. and 22nd of this month. There will be in the Polish colony from the Bunnell
preaching services in the evening at 7:30 Development Co., and will have development .Mr. WV. H. Cookman was in Bunnell on the 21st and at 11 a. m. on the 22nd. work begun on the same in time to take Saturday from Ocean City. A very cordial welcome is extended to all up his residence here in the autumn.
the people to attend these services.
Mr. M. Stone was in Jacksonville the Mrs. Payne, of DuPont, was in this city
first of the week purchasing stock for the The Knights of Pythias of Bunnell have Monday to make arrangements for startnew department store hie will open here applied for a charter and Mohawk Lodge ing a bakery here. On account of the fact
about June 10th. No. 128 will be installed here within the that there is no vacant residence in town
next three weeks, at present she cannot begin this enterMr. A. S. Painter of near Bunnell, was There are already eight Knights in the prise at once, but will do so as soon as
in town Saturday and reports oranges city and nine applicants for membership, she can get a house. as looking extra fine on his place. which will be quite a nice membership to
start with. The new lodge will either Mr. M. W. Smith, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Cooper of Sioux City, share the Masonic hall or rent the hall in recently spent several days in town. Iowa, have been spending several days the new brick block opposite the depot. around B'unnell with the contemplation of Messrs. I. 1. Moody, J. B. Boaz, and J. F.
making this their home. Last Saturday afternoon the members of Lambert made, a business trip to Palatka
_____the Farmers Society of Equity held their and Hastings Tuesday.
regular meeting at the Bunnell Public
Mr. Fred E. Rankin an expert accountant, School Building.WHTSM FOR AMES N
of Jacksonville, is in Bunnell for several Several matters of importance were dis- WHTSM OF UR AMESI
development e Co ok, an lof the ofute cussed after which they voted to give BUNNELL-DU PONT ARE DOING.
DenelpState Boan. lo hs o h a picnic July 4th. The picnic will be held
Bunel SateBak.on Gray's farm near Gore Lake. Every- Mr. 0. C. Mosby, one of the crack farmers
body invited to attend, near Bunnell, gives some interesting news
Mr. Ed Johnson left Monday for Jackson- in regard to growing beans. He said he
yulle, Fla., and Memphis, Tenn., where he Mrs. Fannie Foster, of Atlanta, spent had three rows eighty feet in length
goes to lay in a stock of hardware for some time as the guest of her brother, Mr. planted to beans from which he has already
Johnson Lumber and Supply Company. Philips and wife. Mrs. Foster has a farm in picked $30.00 worth. He sells them to the
_____the colony. merchants here in Bunnell at 75c a peck.
Messrs. W. H. Cochran, S. H. Newbill,
Bob Moody and 0. N. Jackson cut down a There will be a ball game at B'unnell Mr. J. Jeppson, who is farming east of
bee tree Monday near Bunnell, from which Saturday afternoon, opposing teams being town, is bringing in some very fine tomatoes they extacted fifteen pounds of honey. Espanola and Bunnell. Game called at 2:30. for which he is receiving fancy prices. Mr.
_____Everybody invited. Jeppson says that there is no doubt in his
______mind but that this will be one of the large Mr. H. C. Harrison and family of Canada, shipping points for tomatoes within the
arrived in Bunnell the first of the week and Messrs. J. W. Justine and W. L. Pannell, next few years. expect to make their future home here, of DuPont, attended the meeting of the _______Masons here Tuesday night. Mr. Justine Mr. Win. Hardesty has harvested $40.00
Several of the Espanola fans attended was given the third degree. worth of strawberries off of 200 plants.
the Bunnell-Espanola ball game here __Saturday af ternoon. Mrs. W. H. Barker, who lived in B3unnell
_____about two years ago, but now of Waverly, Prof. W. F. BTown, our efficient superinIowa, writes that she will again take up tendent of the school and incidentally one Mr. Chas. C. House of Los Vegas, New h~er residence here in September. of our progressive farmers, brought into
Mexico, arrived in the. city Monday. Mr. ____town Monday a load of nice watermelons
House purchased a twenty acre tract in for which he received 25c each.
the Bunnell colony some time ago and Mr. and Mrs. I. 1. Moody, Mr. and Mrs. __came to make an inspection of it. Geo. Moody and children and Mrs. W. C.
_____Heath attended Flagler's funeral in St. Mr. C. D. Hagadorn, one of the progresMrs.J. Obore o Kewoo, Fa., Augustine Friday, going in automobiles. sive farmers just south of Bunnell, brought Mrs.J. E Osorneof Knwod, Fa.,in four hampers of cucumbers for which is the guest, this week of Mrs. C. F. he received $1.50 per hamper from one
Turner. A fishing party composed of Mr. and of the local merchants.
_____Mrs. F. A. Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Q. W. Mr. R. J. Granger, merchant of Kissim- Cauble and Mr. and Mrs. Gates returned Som oforfresar rnigi
mee, Fla., was in Bunnell for several days Monday from an outing of a few days on Soe fou famraebinngn
invstgain th fel fr grengrcey. the beach and the canal, sweet corn for which they are finding a
inetiain__efedoageeroey ready market at 15c per dozen.
Messrs. Tate and Cus Pellicer, of DuPont, Messrs. D. H. and T. S. Bichard, of
attended the dance here Saturday even- Ontario, Canada, arrived Tuesday and be. Mr. B. M. Dowdy is entitled to the blue
ing. fore returning purchased ten acre tracts ribbon on growing corn. He has corn seven
for each of themselves and for their feet tall that is 68 days old on his gardemii, And the rains came. Certainly they f ather. They expect to make this their spot just east of the Bank block. Onwere timely; we needed them. 'They home in the fall, this same land Mr. Dowdy has some beans
gladdened the thirsty plants and trees; andl tomatoes which are looking fine.
they laid the dust in the roads and they Messrs. C. E. and E. Blechovski, of St.
freshened the sheen of the leaves until Louis, where in Bunnell last Friday with Mrs. B. B. Bacheldor has reaped quite
they shine with nature's polish. All the expectation of investing in Bunnell a nice little bank account from a small Florida is glad. land, garden patch of strawberries.
"Work in Florida in your shirt sleeves, not in shackles. But remember, Florida only wants workmen."




U'he BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
Nature'Is Uplifting Influence
By MRS. THOS. A. VERDENIUS
NATURE, in all doing your work by artificial light, does it have an
her moods, in every uplifting influence on you?
form, exerts an in- No, it cannot be possible, for one is living an
calculable influence unnatural life in such surroundings.
- ~ over the lives of men Oh the heart-breaking, sordid conditions that pre_ vail in the cities! Oh the poverty and sorrow to be
and wmen.found here! The pitiful, pinched faces that you see, Can there be any- the stooped shoulders and the flabby muscles. Is it not thing more uplifting, strange that people will continue to live amid such more sublime than surroundings, when life could mean something differNature her azure ent to them? Better a thousand times poverty in the
s, erflecy country, than poverty in the city. One cannot always skie, hr flecy have luxuries in the country, but he can raise enough /j clouds, her sunny from the soil to give his family good wholesome food,
days and her starlit and instead of the pale cheeks and flabby arms, he nights? The moun- may see his children with brawny arms, tanned cheeks
__ / tans' uggd peks, and laughing eyes. Ever will we pay homage to the
- _________- the laughing riyu- "Barefoot boy with cheek of tan,
Mr.To.A1ednu e t s, the restless With thy turned-up pantaloons,
Mwave Tof A.e Vereennu And thy merry whistled tunes."
the singing birds, the fragrant flowers and the green Just now as I look out on the boulevard from my pastures are all wonderful attributes of God. -window I see a number of old men working on the
Have you ever loitered on the ocean beach, tread- streets, men, whio by right of their years, have passed ing the firm white sand on which your feet scarcely the period of hard labor. But they did not save and made an imprint? Have you listened to the roar of provide for old age; possibly they were overcome by
the breakers dashing against the shore, and have you the grind and competition of city life; whatever may watched the sea gulls in their flight? If you have, you have been the cause, they are here trying to eke out will recall the feeling that came over you-the lifting a living for a few more years with work which the up, as it were, of your soul out of the sordid, petty city gives them. every-day affairs of life. Men and women living on small salaries in the
Have you ever stood at the foot of a mountain and cities and saving nothing from year to year, should gazed up at its grey, rugged sides, at the great boul- arouse themselves to their condition-and do somedens that had seemingly been there since the beginning thing before it is too late. And many of them are of the world? Or have you ever lain on the sunny slope doing this. I have a number of friends who thought of the mountain side, and with eyes half closed, at one time that they could never be satisfied away
watched the great eagles soaring far above you until from the city, with its excitement, its glitter and its they reached their eyries in the mountain cliffs? If sham. But they have realized the folly of it all and you have ever done this you must have been impressed are saving their money to secure a little country home, with man's insignificance in the midst of all this where they may *live in peace and quietness; where grandeur, and there must have been in your heart no man is their master, but where they can take time adoration for the Maker of all things beautiful. One to know their own hearts. must be a better man, a better woman, after having seen these things and having felt their refining influ- No one has really lived unless he has taken time encso. ko wa to know his friends, to know himself-to commune
Do yu kow hatit means to rise at dawn on a with his own heart, and nowhere can he find such an summer morning-in the country? Never were the appropriate place for this conununion as in God's flowers so beautiful as then, never the grass so green, great out-of-doors. One may then appreciate Lowell's and the song of the birds never, so sweet. Nothing can immortal words: seem mean or low in such surroundings. "o oegifgew nwnthw
IIt is a delight to, feed the poultry, to turn the Eveoythcomes grief gewknow nthw
meek-eyed cattle into the pasture, to mow the fields, to Everything is upward striving;
harvest the grain, and to breathe the glorious air. One 'Tis as easy now for the heart to be true can lie down to peaceful sleep after a day of labor in As for grass to be green or skies to be blue,such surroundings. 'Tis the natural way of living:
-Does such an uplifting influence ever come to you Who knows whither the clouds have fled?
in the city? When you rise in the morning and look In the unscarred heaven they leave no wake;
out of your window facing perhaps the wall of another And the eyes forget the tears they have shed,
apartment house; when you hurry down to your shop The heart forgets its sorrow and ache;
or your office and jostle elbows with the crowd, who The soul partakes the season's youth,
And the sulphurous rifts of passion and woe
even at that early hour of the day look tired and care- Lie deep 'neath a silence pure and smooth, worn; when you spend a day breathing foul air and Like burnt-out craters healed with snow."
"The hard part is not to work for success, but to wait for it to ripen."




6he BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
What Mr. Larson, the Northwestern Agent of the Florida
East Coast Railway has to say about St. Johns
County and Bunnell
St. Augustine, Florida, June 12, 1913,. there is only a chance for one crop a year But the chances are that he will, because ir. hos. A. Verdenius, on the same land, and sometimes the frost lie can at least grow all the vegetables
Chicago. nips the corn and other crops before they needed for the family, he can keep chickens
Mcar rare fully ripe. And then just remember and thus the "board bill" will in a large
v Dear -Mr. Verdenius: the four or five months of snow, ice and measure be provided for.
Some time ago you asked if I would frozen ground, the housing and feeding of When I tell you of continuous farming,
write lor THE IBCNNELL HOME BUILD- stock, the wood and coal bills! After you probably think there is no time for
Elt what I know about St. Johns County, Florida, no more of that for us. -rest or play" in Florida for the farmer,
aid it is a pleasure to do so tor several We have all kinds of land in this County, but such is far from being the case. Our
rvasoi.s. Iou know it is always a lJleasure much that is as good as any in the State, County is blessed by having the Atlantic to write or talk about something we love, soime that is not suitable for farming, Ocean wash its Eastern shore. In mid-sum\\ hetber it is a place, a thing or a person. but can be used for some purpose. Either iner is vacation time, and instead of going I love I lorida and I love my home and the timber on it is of use, or it is good to the mountains or other seaside resorts,
honie County in particular, above any place for grazing. The lands you are selling the people living a few miles away from I eer lived elsewhere. Nly early lite was for the Bunnell Development Company will the beach, go over there and either have .pent on a farm ini Wisconsin, which is on average up to the best, with the same per- a small cottage or a tent, and spend from tne Northern boundary of the United centage of land that is not fit for farming. six to eight weeks. Bathing, fishing, reststates. 'lihe past twenty years have been I have been over most of the lands around ing, playing! Oh! it is great! Somespent in Florida, on the extreme Southern Lunnell on hunting trips and have camped times the men folks will spend a day on boundary of our Country. I have there- in different places a number of times. And the farm looking after necessary details,
fore experienced the two "extremes" as you speaking of hunting, there is no place in the but such things as are necessary at that might say, and have had ample opportunity country where this can be enjoyed as fully season of the year is left to hired help. to compare the two sections, both as to The nights are cool, and over at the beach
climate, soil and products of the soil. There it is at least ten degrees cooler both day
is nothing wrong with Wisconsin consider- and night than it is in town or a few miles
ing its location. It is a grand State, es- away. So we practically get the same
pecially in summer. Our larm was of the benefit of a change right near home that
"'Side-hill" 'variety, with some level ground we would get by going up into New Engon the bottom of the hills. These hilly land or the mountains.
farms in \Visconsin the same as in New This city is the County seat of St. Johns
England, "played out" in time, after con- County, and is known the world over as
tenuous cultivation for many years. Part the oldest city in the United States. Last
of this was due to lack of knowledge of soil April it celebrated the four hundredth anrenewal or preservation in those days, and niversary of the landing of Ponce de Leon.
part due to the washing of tle soil on the It is a wonderful tourist and health resort,
side hills down into the valleys. 1 want and abounds in interesting features such
to tell you of just one instance (there as people of leisure will travel thousands
are hundreds like it) in St. Johns County, of miles to see and enjoy. It is but thirtyFlorida, where the same land has been cul- seven miles South of Jacksonville, the
tivated for a hundred years or more and metropolis of the State, and is also reached
the fields still yield the same bountiful via the Inland waterway from Jacksonville
crops. Hon. Jas. Masters ("Uncle Jimmy") as well as from points South. We have a
of Elkton in this County, told me he was permanent population of about six thouborn on the place where lie now lives. He sand, which during the winter months is
is over seventy years old. His father increased by at least two thousand more.
farmed the same place before him. He has St. Johns County is taking a leading part
lived there all his life and is there today. Mr. Larson and his son quail hunting in the improvement of its roads, as it has
ic- raises just as big crops of corn, potatoes near Bunnell become a recognized fact that hard surand other things as his newer neighbors. face roads is one of the greatest aids in
There is no way for the soil to get away as in lorida. Quail, turkey and duck are the development of any country. We want because it is underpaid with clay and the plentiful, squirrel and wild doves abound, more good, substantial settlers. land is practically level. With fertilization and there is still an abundance of deer, Yours truly,
for the first crop in the fall or early win- and if one wants bigger game the county L. LARSON.
ter, two additional crops are grown on the has a good many black bear left. same land during the same year. To a A settler coming here with sufficient
Wisconsin farmer or any farmer in the means to start right, after he has secured
North, that seems like a fairy tale, but it the eightt kind of land, and will apply him- IMPORTANT
is easy to verify. "Uncle Jimmy" can self to the task of developing the land
give a newcomer some valuable informa- )roperly, can make an easier living here READ TifIS
tion about how to make a living in Florida. without the exposures and hardships found TheBunnellDevelopment Company, at the present
lie grows nearly all his own supplies. About in a Northern climate, than anywhere else time, is spending thousands of dollars on improvethe 'only thing he buys of the grocer is I have known. A new settler should be ments in the colony, such as the building of new
coffee, tea, lour aiid tobacco. He grows prepared aftei'lhe reaches his destination to roads, improving old ones, building bridges, etc. anc re s h s f o wii eef and p o rke h s h e l lir e n ft nd toe c e a s i ve o It is therefore very essential that every buyer should and cures his own beef and pork, has have sufficent funds to clear say five or do his or her part in the development of the colony
always plenty of poultry on hand, grows ten acres of land, build his house, provide by keeping up the monthly payments as promptly
corn aid sugar cane, from which he makes a well, get the necessary tools and imple- asthe few Mo of ou bers are in ti.
To tefwwho are not we trust this reminder will
both sugar and syrup. has all kinds of ments, to buy seed and fertilizer, to buy be sufficient. If you do not make your payments
fruits for preserving. Knows how to and set out fruit trees, to fence the place promptly, you are standing in the way of progress in
the colony.
catch and cure salt water fish. What more and enough left to live on for at least one BUNNELL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
does a mait ,nt N'ow up in Wisconsin vealr provide(l he gets no other income.
"Yes, Florida is truly coming into her own. Her marvelous resources of forest and farm, her fertile soil, and, above all, her wonderful climate, are focusind at last the attention of the world and turning capital and immigration to her shores. And with dood cause."




6he BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
Florida's Climate and Health Conditions AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM ONE
Florda' Cliateand ealh CoditonsOF OUR ILLINOIS BUYERS
This Article Tells You What Florida Summers are Like
By DR. JENNIE M. COVERT It is not my intenltion, in writing you
In times past Florida has been known healing on their wings. No sudden and this letter, to supply
Chiefly as a Winter resort, not as a health distressing climatic changes to erwhhn on with any informsW resort. In fact its reputation for health the weak and unwary. tion concerning the adhas been rather shady. In the popular For this reason such ailments as pneu- vantages of the Bunmind the "Everglades of Florida" was monia, bronchitis and chronic catarrh sel- nell-DulPont colony, but
Florida and these stood for Miasm and doi appeal-. It is a paradise for the little I would like to say a
Malaria, and all sorts of noxious and crawl- one. few things to homeing things. There is no occasion for colds in the seekers who are looking
The Winter resorts were few and on the head, enlarged tonsils, adenoids, etc., which i tfoi land.
coasts. The interior was an unknown land. a harsh I have inspected tcde
Now that Florida has been re-discovered, B teell-pUnPontc Colony
it needs to have its reputation cleared, and It is also a happy halting place for the R.W. Smith ld was very well
the true facts set forth as to prevailing aged. As the resisting powers of the sys- pleased with the place.
conditions. Is it a desirable country in tern wane, here the stress of living is Now, a great many
which to establish permanent homes? reduced to the minimum. Basking in God's people have ant idea it is very hot down
First as to climate. A narrow peninsula sunshine, breathing in the pure tonic of in Florida, but I want to say it is not as
jutting down into the Atlantic between the the ocean air, living daily in close con- hot in Florlida as it is in some of the parallels of 31 degrees and 26 degrees, it tact with nature, the Silver Chord is not northern states. There are no sunstrokes must of necessity be more or less sub- prematurely loosed or the Golden Bowl there, the climate is fine. I am only waittropical. The sun shines the year round. broken. It is not surprising to learn that ing for a chance to go back to Florida to
In the Summer time its rays are undeniably there are more than *a few centenarians in live.
hot. In the Winter time it shines with the State. The land of the Bunnell- DuIllt eoloy
genial and welcome warmth. It may be mentioned in passing that the is very rich. The soil is a (lark or gray
sandy loain. under which lies a clay subBut the peninsula is but two hundred pine woods undoubtedly contribute to the soil that holds the moisture better during
miles in width at the widest, on the one health of the State. the period when the crops are growing, and
side the Atlantic and on the other the Gulf
of Mexico. A long strip of land almost The teachings of a professor in medicine I was inl Bunnell.
entirely surrounded by the salt waters of occur to me in this connection. It has been While I was in the unnell-DuPont the ocean. his custom to send patients suffering 'with colony I met one man from Canada, one
There is no part of Florida which does pulmonary tuberculosis to the pine woods from Kansas. one from Montana and annot have the benefit of this close proximity of Louisiana, not far from the coast, where other froi f ]lliois, and they all said it to the ocean they might have the benefit of the winds was the best land they had seen. When I
From off this great body of salt watersome of my friends
comes daily to every part the cooling from the salt water, lie directed them to what kind of soil this land was they sent
breezes which temper the heat of the sun, go out into the woods, set fire to an old orders for fifty acres.
breezes which are laden not with miasm and pine stump and breathe the creosote charged No n)lie has to be afraid of the high cost pollution, not with smoke and grime, but atmosphere. He claimed excellent success of living iii Florida. You can live almost with the pure life giving ozone of the twice as cheap in Florida as you can in
ocean itself. the north. That is why I like to see all
There is no portion of our country which In times past, as elsewhere, malaria has people who have to work for a living buy
possesses so equable a climate. I have had been prevalent. With the new knowledge a small farm in Florida.
some personal knowledge of the climate of that has come oii this subject, with efforts The town of Bunnell is an up-to-date far famed California, but for physical rea- to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in city. It is far ahead of sone towns of its
sons it is not and cannot be as salubrious r
as that of Florida. The report of the Com- general and precautions against the Ano- size aind in time it will be one of the missioners of Agriculture of Florida shows pheles mosquito in particular, this country leading cities in Florida, and the people of the average temperature of the state is is rapidly liberating itself from the thrall- flunnell-DuPont treat you the best they
seventy one-tenth Fahrenheit and for this know how when you get there.
particular region sixty-eight degrees. The doni (f "Chills and Fever." In addition
months of July and August show an aver- to these natural advantages Florida is most In the Bunnell-DuPont colony is good
age of eighty. the lowest average fifty-six, fortunate in having aii efficient board of drinking water. You Caii get water at a being for the month of January. health, depth of fifteen feet and at a depth of 150
Northern people who have taken up their with tme 01( and infirm flocking to this to 300 feet is the finest water there is to
residence here assure me that they do not n be had.
suffer with the heat in Summer as they state as a sanitarium we are told that the And now friends, you who work in a
formerly did in the North. mortality rate is but seven to the thousand. factory what are you going to do when
No sweltering days, no hot stifling nights, It is a good state for every class of peo- t
when sleep is almost impossible, but every ple except the doctors. It is too "dis- vou get (lid? Some day your boss will opportunity for cool refreshing sleep. tressingly" healthy for thenr to thrive. The come around and tell you they do not need
The greatest rainfall occurs during the t s y au. for vouo carht get the work out fast
months of July, August and September, prospect for the profession is gloomy, for or vhmi t
although there is more or less precipitation as the laws of sanitation and good health \Vliat will no eo if you haven't a little throughout the year in showers and all- are increasingly understood and observed, farm on which yo u h end th rst tf
day rains. the need for the doctor will decrease accord- l T i n spebi e smo
Tornadoes and heavy rain-storms are as ingly. vour life? That is why I say-buy a small
"infrequent as are snow storms in this re- farn in the Bunnell-DuPont colony before
gion. To one who loves sunshine, pure However, we predict that Florida is des- it is too late. Buy your farm from the
air and outdoor life, the climate of Florida tined to become, among other things, the people that are honest and give you what is peculiarly adapted. All this has a bear- nation's great natural sanitarium, where you ask for and the will see that you are
ing on the healthfulness of the country, the sick and the infirm, the weak and the
Sunshine is the germ killer-par excel- treated right.
lence-and tuberculosis does not flourish aged, may find a pleasant refuge and access R. W. Smith,
here. The invigorating ocean breezes bring to Nature's own great restoring agencies. Illinois.
"The true secret of the value of Florida lands' is the combination of climate with the soil."




6'he BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
MAKING MONEY OUT OF STUMPS. No More Land at $30.00 an Acre
To the farmer who has studied for years how to meet the expense of clearing his
land, the heading of this article may seem
a joke, but it is the actual truth that fat IN THE BUNNELL-DUPONT COLONY
pine stumps have now become a profitable
crop. ____This is all due to the discovery by the
turpentine manufacturing companies that
a cord of stump wood contains much more O 0
turpentine and resinous products than a $ 3A cord of log wood. In fact, the excess is 5A410 .
worth more than the cost of blasting out
the stumps with dynamite. Therefore, it
is possible for a farmer to blast out his
stumps, ship them to the nearest turpentine company and actually make a profit on A N A C R E
the transaction, and get his land cleared for
nothing.
Because farmers do not understand this 50 cents an acre down and 50 cents an acre a
generally, we have heard of at least one month until paid for
man who burned his stumps to get rid of
them because he did not realize that lie
could blast them out and sell them at a If you wish to secure a farm in the Bunnell-DuPont colony
profit, and there are countless farmers who you had better mail me your order AT ONCE. As I have d
are doing nothing with their stumps because they do not think they can afford you many times, our motto is "first come, first served." I am
to blast them, giving you fair warning. Before many months we will advance
Most of the turpentine companies own the price of every acre of our land to $40.00, and very soon it will a large acreage of stump land, and are tooprc
busy blasting out these stumps and con- be $50.00 an acre, and it is dirt cheap even at that price. venting them into salable products to get
out among the farmers in search of stump The same land we sell at Bunnell for $35.00 and $40.00 an wood, but these same companies wood, blasted into acre now, on the easy payment plan, would cost you at Hastings,
pieces small enough to go into their "hogs" twelve miles north of us, from $200.00 to $300.00 an acre, cash. for shredding, to make it profitable for the
farmer to blast them out and ship them by We also have some fine lots for sale at Ocean City_-$75.00 to rail, in case the plant is too far for haulage. $150.00 a lot-terms cash, and$sme fine residence lots in Bunnell If you have any fat pine stumps on your apdec and fine e mnth
enough to have fat pine stumps instead of for $50.00 apiece and upwards-$5.00 down and $5.00 each month land, write at once to the nearest turpen- until paid for. tine company and ask them what they will
p~ay for your stuinp wood. Even though I o ontw n ami lrdbyalti a
the distance and freight rate may be soIfyud no wataar 'iFl iabyaotnOc n
great that you cannot do this work at a City. This is a real beauty spot -its location is ideal. It is
profit, you can certainly get your land especially suitable for retired people and those who wish to cleared at a fraction of the cost of clearing
land of other stumps, if you are fortunate secure a winter home in Florida. If you live in Ocean City
some other kind. you can enjoy the delightful salt sea breezes from the great
The Southern Turpentine Company, of Atlantic, just at your door, all the year around. It it a real
Jacksonville, Fla., reports that one German farmer shipped them several carloads from health resort. A few months spent here and your rheua point twenty-five miles away, and reported matism, catarrh, throat or heart trouble are things of
.a -net profit on each carload of stumps shipped in. This gave him his land clear and the past.
ready for agricultural purposes at a net
profit. Ocean City is located on the Florida East Coast Canal,
Full particular as to the niost economical and the Florida East Coast Railroad is going to build a road method of blasting these stumps will be close to Ocean City. Small steamers and yachts pass up
furnished by any of the manufacturers of and down the canal daily. This spot is a paradise for the
dynamite. It is well to note in this connvetion thait when the turpentine companies sportsman, as the finest fishing, hunting, boating and bathblast stmnps they are not especially in- ing are to be enjoyed here. crested in clearing the land for agricultural
purpoes, and hence lha'e their charg,,s Lots are selling fast and if you want one of them you had
close to the ground level and leave a con- better act QUICKLY before the best are gone. Write for full
siderable portion of the stump within plow particulars regarding Ocean City and Bunnell lots, also farms in depth. The farmer should pla e the bore Bunnell-DuPont colony, and ask for plats of the above mentioned holes into the tap root so as to cut it off towns.
below plow depth. This requires a little
more work in making the holes, and a little THO AS A VERDENIUS
heavier charge of dynamite, but the advan- T tage is obvious.-The Florida Grower, 108 South LaSalle St. Chicago, Illinois
May 3rd.
"A worthy land should be regarded worthily."




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The Truth About Florida The Bunnell Home Builder Edited by S. HOWARD 1103—108 So. La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill. i* Vol. 1 FLORIDA’S BEST AND The recent GREATEST FRIEND LAID death of Henry TO REST. M. Flagler has been heralded the world over. He was a great man and a rich man but what he did in the develop ment of Florida will best be remembered in the history of this country. He established in Florida wonderful rail roads and magnificent winter resorts, and seemingly, lie undertook this work without regard to financial returns. No other man but a very rich one would have undertaken the building of the unique railroad across a line of keys and open sea to Key West. This road today is one of the wonders of the world, and will stand as a remarkable monument to his enter prising and daring spirit. Mr. Flagler was 83 years of age at the time of his death, and it is a matter of much satisfaction that he lived to see the succesful completion of his great work. He was one of the richest men in the United States, and yet comparatively little was heard of him outside of Florida, for he seldom submitted to interviews, and was hardly ever quoted upon financial and in dustrial conditions. He lived his life in a quiet manner in the most beautiful surroundings that the imagination of man can conjure — in Florida. Impressive funeral services were held over the body of Mr. Flagler in St. Augustine, in Memorial Presbyterian Church, the beautiful edifice which he had built in memory of his daughter. As a silent tribute to this masterbuilder, every wheel whether on train or in shops or elsewhere, upon the Florida East Coast Railroad stopped for ten minutes beginning at 3 p. m., the hour of his funeral. The tribute was a marked one. Tn Jacksonville all machinery in the city stopped for five minutes. Tn St. Augustine and elsewhere on the East Coast the busi ness houses were closed for the entire after noon. The death of a man like Mr. Flagler is an irreparable loss to the commonwealth in which he made his home, and also to the nation at large. He did great things for Florida in the days when many looked askance at the great peninsula, but now Florida is coming into her own and men and women are beginning to understand the foresight of Henry M. Flagler. July, 1913 ARE YOU WORRYING OVER Surely you THE CONDITION OF THE are not if STOCK MARKET? you have had the wisdom to invest your money in land, good farm land, for, “land is the only thing that cannot be destroyed without the consent of God.” Again and again have we heard on the “Street” lately these words “The bottom has dropped clear out of the stock market,” and to the one who follows the market reports in the papers from day to day it would seem that this is almost true. Camp Life in Florida How would you liko to spend your vacation here? Venison three times a day in season Scores of ultra-conservative men have felt so sure of their investments. They could not believe that the stock of a certain big railroad company, or of an industrial com pany could ever decrease in value, and so they invested their savings, and many of them have lost their money, and some have lost hope. Perhaps some of your readers of the Home Builder who put your savings into Florida land were laughed at by your selfconfident friends who invested elsewhere, but now you will be able to fully appreci ate Shakespeare’s words when he said, “He laughs best who laughs last.” Nothing is more certain than that good land is bound to constantly increase in value. It cannot be otherwise. JWo. 8 WOMEN AS It has been said that withFARMERS. out women this world would be nothing. We certainly know that in every walk of life woman plays an important part. Especially is this so in Florida at the present time. Women are taking right ahold, and are bravely assisting their husbands in build ing homes for themselves and families. One cannot but note the grit and determina tion displayed by many of these women. They are willing to forgo some of the social privileges which cannot at once be had in a new community, that they may enjoy a more wholesome existence in the country. Then too they are just as anxious as the men to succeed financially and gain in dependence. The last census showed 307,706 actual women farmers in the United States, and this number will be largely increased when new statistics come in. Women have been roused by the large opportunities opened up in recent years in various departments of farm work, and are showing their ability and resourcefulness in grasping and utilizing modern methods in their farming. One scientific woman farmer, Miss Smith, is annually making more than $2,000.00 on land that did not produce a revenue of $600.00 for the entire ten years previous to her purchase of the farm. In many states women are making a marked suc cess in dairying. It is, perhaps, characteristic of women that so many of them have gone in for intensive farming, working along single lines with record-breaking success. In this large class we find the fruit growers, mar ket gardners, bee keepers, livestock farmers, poultry raisers and other specialists; while repeatedly premiums for championships in corn, tomatoes and other crops have been awarded to women. This kind of women’s work is still in its infancy, but it is growing every year as women learn to know and appreciate the independence, health and success of intelli gent, earnest work in the country. “If there are 150,000 more farmers in the Northwest who are determined to move somewhere and are listening to the allur ing patter of the Canadian immigration agents, let them find ont what the Sonny South has to offer before they pull up stakes.”—CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE “ Ability never amounts to much until it acquires two more letters—st-ability.”

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mel BUNNELL HOMEBUILDER Six room cottage built by Mr. Verdenius in Florida for $500.00 You do not need very many farm im plements in Florida — a good plow, liarrow and a good cultivator — and you have about all the farm tools you will ever use, besides of course, one must have some small implements, such as spades, rakes, hoes, etc. The price of all these tools you can ascertain at the place you now live. If you can afford stock, a good Jersey milch cow can be purchased for from $50.00 to $60.00; a good team of horses or mules will cost you from $350.00 to $450.00; chickens can be bought for from 75 cents to $1.00 each. When you have built your house and barn; when you have secured your furni ture and implements, and stock, if you wish to have any, you are ready to begin business. Of course if you buy a team you will also have to figure on the cost of wagon and harness, and if you wish to go in on such a big scale you will note by this time your expenditures have con siderably exceeded $1,000.00; but, many of our colonists hire their plowing done and do not buy a team. I believe here is the right place to state that you should not take any live stock with you. By all means buy native stock, as I know from personal experience they are much more satisfactory. When you begin to farm the first thing you will have to do is to clear some of your land. I would advise you to clear a quarter of an acre at once, and plant it to garden truck to supply your own table, thus keeping the grocery bills down. By doing this you will be able to hang on to your money, for money is as slippery in Florida as it is anywhere here in the north. If you want to hire your land cleared, you can figure that it will cost you from 20 to 25 cents a stump, according to the size of stumps. It would be difficult for me to tell you how much it will cost to clear an acre of your land. One acre may not cost you more than $5.00, while another might cost you several times that amount, but the average cost of clearing your land I think, will be from $15.00 to $20.00 an acre. If you clear your land yourself you will save this money, and bear in mind that when your land is cleared it is then worth $100.00 an acre. Last winter some of the cleared land in the colony was rented for $10.00 an acre cash rent. Then, when your land is cleared, you must have enough money to live on until you get a crop — you must have money enough to take care of yourself and family until your farm begins to produce. I have, I believe, answered the above questions to the best of my knowledge and ability. I do not mean to discourage any one, and this article should not discourage you. I am very anxious to see our colony settled as fast as possible, but I feel I should be doing an injustice to you were I to state anything but real facts to you. Many land companies hold out very glowing pictures to their buyers. Their literature reads like a fairy tale. In a nutshell it is something like this: “Come to Florida with $50.00 in your pocket and all your troubles and worries are over. Wild turkeys walk into your kitchen; oranges drop into your lap. All you have to do is to take what you want.” Space it too valuable to repeat more of their non sense, for this kind of talk appeals to foolish folks and not to sensible men and women—and we do not care for the former in our colony, only industrious, successful men and women. Do not think that the Bunnell Develop ment Company gives you something for nothing, but the men composing this com pany are conscientious and conservative, honorable people whom you can trust, peo ple whose promises are good, and who give you good land with a good title—a square deal. Some of our readers may not care for this frank talk, but I feel that it is the right thing for me to write you in this manner through the pages of the Home Builder. You can take your pencil and paper and figure for yourself how much money will be required to make a success at Bun nell. It is not more than right that you should sit down and figure the cost before giving up your business or position. But do not let the total scare you. If you are not financially prepared to move to the colony at once,' don’t be discouraged, but just keep your position a year or two longer if necessary, pay for your land and go to the colony prepared for success. Before closing I wish to say just one more thing: There is no place in the United States, in my mind, where a man can start to farm with less money than he can in Florida. And there is no better place in Florida than our Bunnell-DuPont colony. After figuring what it will cost you to begin operations at Bunnell, turn your paper over and figure on the other side what it would cost you to begin farming in the west, middle west, east or Canada. I shall take for example, Illinois, as I live here now and am familiar with con ditions in the state. In the first place I should need about four or five times the amount of acreage, since we raise but one crop in Illinois, and three in Florida. I should have to pay for one acre of land here as much as five acres would cost you in Bunnell. I shall not comment on the two totals, for you can start a farm-home at Bunnell at a cost of 30 to 50 per cent less than in Illinois, or anywhere else to get an equal start. Let me repeat again that this article is not written to discourage you, but I do not want to be misunderstood, and to be the cause of any man going to Bun nell with about $300.00, and who has to spend about half that amount in car fare for himself and family; and when he has spent the balance in a little home, he is “broke.” Just at the present moment I have a party in mind who went to Bunnell with less than $100.00 and a family on his hands, and I feel that if this man had done some figuring beforehand and had used some com mon sense he would have waited a year or two longer, and would have done much bet ter for himself, his loved ones, and for the Bunnell-DuPont colony in general; with these facts in mind, come and make your home at Bunnell at once. Do not wait longer, but come at once — come this fall. The sooner you can come the better we shall like it, and you will never regret the move I am sure. TO BUILD DOCKS AT OCEAN CITY SOON Freight and Passengers to Be Taken on and Off. Mr. Evans, a representative of the Howard Steamboat Co., of Jacksonville, was in Bunnell Wednesday, and a contract was entered into for the building of docks on the canal at Ocean City. Work will begin right away and as soon as completed both freight and passengers will be taken on and discharged there. Mr. Bryan, why wasn’t it orange juice? Seems like you overlooked a good chance to boost for your adopted state. Mr. Button, one of our prosperous farm ers living just south of Bunnell, brought in some fine turnips and cabbage last week. Mr. W. E. Laycook informs us that he has some very fine cucumbers, beans and sweet corn growing in his garden, which would make your mouth water to see. The Johnson Lumber & Supply Co. is in stalling an up-to-date saw mill on the lum ber yards just south of the depot. They will be in position to furnish all kinds of rough and dressed lumber within a short time. “ The cow that fills the milk pail rules the dairy world.”

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m@ BUNMELL HOME BUILDER Every Day Happenings in and Around Bunnell and Dupont As contributed by the Bunnell correspondent during the month Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Boyd of West Vir ginia, arrived last Thursday and will make Bunnell their home. Mr. W. H. Cookman was in Bunnell Saturday from Ocean City. Mr. M. Stone was in Jacksonville the first of the week purchasing stock for the new department store he will open here about June 10th. Mr. A. S. Painter of near Bunnell, was in town Saturday and reports oranges as looking extra fine on his place. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Cooper of Sioux City, Iowa, have been spending several days around Bunnell with the contemplation of making this their home. Mr. Fred E. Rankin an expert accountant, of Jacksonville, is in Bunnell for several days auditing the books of the Bunnell Development Co., and also those of the Bunnell State Bank. Mr. Ed Johnson left Monday for Jackson ville, Fla., and Memphis, Tenn., where he goes to lay in a stock of hardware for Johnson Lumber and Supply Company. Messrs. W. H. Cochran, S. H. Newbill, Bob Moody and 0. N. Jackson cut down a bee tree Monday near Bunnell, from which they extacted fifteen pounds of honey. Mr. H. C. Harrison and family of Canada, arrived in Bunnell the first of the week and expect to make their future home here. Several of the Espanola fans attended the Bunnell-Espanola ball game here Saturday afternoon. Mr. Chas. C. House of Los Vegas, New Mexico, arrived in the, city Monday. Mr. House purchased a twenty acre tract in the Bunnell colony some time ago and came to make an inspection of it. Mrs. J. E. Osborne of Kenwood, Fla., is the guest, this week of Mrs. C. F. Turner. Mr. R. J. Granger, merchant of Kissim mee, Fla., was in Bunnell for several days investigating the field for a green grocery. Messrs. Tate and Gus Pellicer, of DuPont, attended the dance here Saturday even ing. And the rains came. Certainly they were timely; we needed them. They gladdened the thirsty plants and trees; they laid the dust in the roads and they freshened the sheen of the leaves until they shine with nature’s polish. All Florida is glad. The second quarterly meeting will be held at the Methodist church on the 21st and 22nd of this month. There will be preaching services in the evening at 7:30 on the 21st and at 11 a. m. on the 22nd. A very cordial welcome is extended to all the people to attend these services. The Knights of Pythias of Bunnell have applied for a charter and Mohawk Lodge No. 128 will be installed here within the next three weeks. There are already eight Knights in the city and nine applicants for membership, which will be quite a nice membership to start with. The new lodge will either share the Masonic hall or rent the hall in the new brick block opposite the depot. Last Saturday afternoon the members of the Farmers Society of Equity held their regular meeting at the Bunnell Public School Building. Several matters of importance were dis cussed after which they voted to give a picnic July 4th. The picnic will be held on Gray’s farm near Gore Lake. Every body invited to attend. Mrs. Fannie Foster, of Atlanta, spent some time as the guest of her brother, Mr. Philips and wife. Mrs. Foster has a farm in the colony. There will be a ball game at Bunnell Saturday afternoon, opposing teams being Espanola and Bunnell. Game called at 2:30. Everybody invited. Messrs. J. W. Justine and W. L. Pannell, of DuPont, attended the meeting of the Masons here Tuesday night. Mr. Justine was given the third degree. Mrs. W. H. Barker, who lived in Bunnell about two years ago, but now of Waverly, Iowa, writes that she will again take up her residence here in September. Mr. and Mrs. I. I. Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Moody and children and Mrs. W. C. Heath attended Flagler’s funeral in St. Augustine Friday, going in automobiles. A fishing party composed of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Q. W. Cauble and Mr. and Mrs. Gates returned Monday from an outing of a few days on the beach and the canal. Messrs. D. H. and T. S. Bichard, of Ontario, Canada, arrived Tuesday and be fore returning purchased ten acre tracts for each of themselves and for their father. They expect to make this their home in the fall. Messrs. C. E. and E. Blechovski, of St. Louis, where in Bunnell last Friday with the, expectation of investing in Bunnell land. Mr. Seblo, of Chicago, was in this city Monday. He selected seventy acres of land in the Polish colony from the Bunnell Development Co., and will have development work begun on the same in time to take up his residence here in the autumn. Mrs. Payne, of DuPont, was in this city Monday to make arrangements for start ing a bakery here. On account of the fact that there is no vacant residence in town at present she cannot begin this enter prise at once, but will do so as soon as she can get a house. Mr. M. W. Smith, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, recently spent several days in town. Messrs. I. I. Moody, J. B. Boaz, and J. F. Lambert made a business trip to Palatka and Hastings Tuesday. WHAT SOME OF OUR FARMERS IN BUNNELL-DU PONT ARE DOING. Mr. 0. C. Mosby, one of the crack farmers near Bunnell, gives some interesting news in regard to growing beans. He said he had three rows eighty feet in length planted to beans from which he has already picked $30.00 worth. He sells them to the merchants here in Bunnell at 75c a peck. Mr. J. Jeppson, who is farming east of town, is bringing in some very fine tomatoes for which he is receiving fancy prices. Mr. Jeppson says that there is no doubt in his mind but that this will be one of the large shipping points for tomatoes within the next few years. Mr. Wm. Hardesty has harvested $40.00 worth of strawberries off of 200 plants. Prof. W. F. Brown, our efficient superin tendent of the school and incidentally one of our progressive farmers, brought into town Monday a load of nice watermelons for which he received 25c each. Mr. C. D. Hagadorn, one of the progres sive farmers just south of Bunnell, brought in four hampers of cucumbers for which he received $1.50 per hamper from one of the local merchants. Some of our farmers are bringing in sweet corn for which they are finding a ready market at 15c per dozen. Mr. B. M. Dowdy is entitled to the blue ribbon on growing corn. He has corn seven feet tall that is 68 days old on his garden, spot just east of the Bank block. On this same land Mr. Dowdy has some beans and tomatoes which are looking fine. Mrs. B. B. Bacheldor has reaped quite a nice little bank account from a small garden patch of strawberries. “ Work in Florida in your shirt sleeves, not in shackles. But remember, Florida only wants workmen.”

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Cfte BUHNELL HOME BUILDER Nat ures Uplift ing Influence By MRS. THOS. A. VERDENIUS NATURE, in all her moods, in every form, exerts an in calculable influence over the lives of men and women. Can there be any thing more uplifting, more sublime than Nature — her azure skies, her fleecy clouds, her sunny days and her starlit nights? The moun tains’ rugged peaks, the laughing rivu1 e t s, the restless waves of the ocean, the singing birds, the fragrant flowers and the green pastures are all wonderful attributes of God. Have you ever loitered on the ocean beach, tread ing the firm white sand on which your feet scarcely made an imprint? Have you listened to the roar of the breakers dashing against the shore, and have you watched the sea gulls in their flight? If you have, you will recall the feeling that came over you—the lifting up, as it were, of your soul out of the sordid, petty every-day affairs of life. Have you ever stood at the foot of a mountain and gazed up at its grey, rugged sides, at the great boul ders that had seemingly been there since the beginning of the world? Or have you ever lain on the sunny slope of the mountain side, and with eyes half closed, watched the great eagles soaring far above you until they reached their eyries in the mountain cliffs? If you have ever done this you must have been impressed with man’s insignificance in the midst of all this grandeur, and there must have been in your heart adoration for the Maker of all things beautiful. One must be a better man, a better woman, after having seen these things and having felt their refining influ ences. Do you know what it means to rise at dawn on a summer morning—in the country? Never were the flowers so beautiful as then, never the grass so green, and the song of the birds never so sweet. Nothing can seem mean or low in such surroundings. It is a delight to feed the poultry, to turn the meek-eyed cattle into the pasture, to mow the fields, to harvest the grain, and to breathe the glorious air. One can lie down to peaceful sleep after a day of labor in such surroundings. Does such an uplifting influence ever come to you in the city? When you rise in the morning and look out of your' window facing perhaps the wall of another apartment house; when you hurry down to your shop or your office and jostle elbows with the crowd, who even at that early hour of the day look tired and care worn; when you spend a day breathing foul air and doing your work by artificial light, does it have an uplifting influence on you? No, it cannot be possible, for one is living an unnatural life in such surroundings. Oh the heart-breaking, sordid conditions that pre vail in the cities! Oh the poverty and sorrow to be found here! The pitiful, pinched faces that you see, the stooped shoulders and the flabby muscles. Is it not strange that people will continue to live amid such surroundings, when life could mean something differ ent to them? Better a thousand times poverty in the country, than poverty in the city. One cannot always have luxuries in the country, but he can raise enough from the soil to give his family good wholesome food, and instead of the pale cheeks and flabby arms, he may see his children with brawny arms, tanned cheeks and laughing eyes. Ever will we pay homage to the “Barefoot boy with cheek of tan, With thy turned-up pantaloons, And thy merry whistled tunes.” Just now as I look out on the boulevard from my window I see a number of old men working on the streets, men, who by right of their years, have passed the period of hard labor. But they did not save and provide for old age; possibly they were overcome by the grind and competition of city life; whatever may have been the cause, they are here trying to eke out a living for a few more years with work which the city gives them. Men and women living on small salaries in the cities and saving nothing from year to year, should arouse themselves to their condition—and do some thing before it is too late. And many of them are doing this. I have a number of friends who thought at one time that they could never be satisfied away from the city, with its excitement, its glitter and its sham. But they have realized the folly of it all and are saving their money to secure a little country home, where they may live in peace and quietness; where no man is their master, but where they can take time to know their own hearts. No one has really lived unless he has taken time to know his friends, to know himself — to commune with his own heart, and nowhere can he find such an appropriate place for this communion as in God’s great out-of-doors. One may then appreciate Lowell’s immortal words: “Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how; Everything is happy now, Everything is upward striving; ’Tis as easy now for the heart to be true As for grass to be green or skies to be blue, — ’Tis the natural way of living: Who knows whither the clouds have fled? In the unscarred heaven they leave no wake; And the eyes forget the tears they have shed, The heart forgets its sorrow and ache; The soul partakes the season’s youth, And the sulphurous rifts of passion and woe Lie deep ’neath a silence pure and smooth, Like burnt-out craters healed with snow.” ] Mrs. Thos. A. Verdenius “The hard part is not to work for success, but to wait for it to ripen.”

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m<9 BUHHELL IOME BUILDER, What Mr. Larson, the Northwestern Agent of the Florida East Coast Railway has to say about St. Johns County and Bunnell St. Augustine, Florida, June 12, 1913. Mr. Tlios. A. Verdenius, Chicago. My Dear Mr. Verdenius: Some time ago you asked if 1 would i write lor THE hUNNELL HOME BUILDEK what 1 know about St. Johns County, and it is a pleasure to do so tor several reasons, Toil know it is always a pleasure to write or talk about something we love, whether it is a place, a thing or a person. 1 love 1 lorida and 1 love my home and home County in particular, above any place i ever lived elsewhere. My early hie was spent on a farm in Wisconsin, which is on tne Northern boundary of the United States. 1 he past twenty years have been spent in Florida, on the extreme Southern boundary of our Country. 1 have there fore experienced the two "extremes” as you might say, and have had ample opportunity to compare the two sections, both as to climate, soil and products of the soil. There is nothing wrong with Wisconsin consider ing its location. It is a grand State, es pecially in summer. Our farm was of the 'Side-hill’ Variety, with some level ground on the bottom of the hills. These hilly farms in Wisconsin the same as in New England, "played out” in time, after con tinuous cultivation for many years. Part of this was due to lack of knowledge of soil renewal or preservation in those days, and part due to the washing of the soil on the side hills down into the valleys. 1 want to tell you of just one instance (there are hundreds like it] in St. Johns County, Florida, where the same land has been cul tivated for a hundred years or more and the fields still yield the same bountiful crops. Hon. Jas. Masters (“Uncle Jimmy”) of Elkton in this County, told me he was born on the place where he now lives. He is over seventy years old. His father farmed the same place before him. He has lived there all his life and is there today. He raises just as big crops of corn, potatoes and other things as his newer neighbors. There is no way for the soil to get away because it is underlaid with clay and the land is practically level. With fertilization for the first crop in the fall or early win ter, two additional crops are grown on the same land during the same year. To a Wisconsin farmer or any farmer in the North, that seems like a fairy tale, but it is easy to verify. “Uncle Jimmy” can give a newcomer some valuable informa tion about how to make a living in Florida. He grows nearly all his own supplies. About the o nly thing he buys of the grocer is coffee, tea, flour and tobacco. He grows and cures his own beef and pork, has always plenty of poultry on hand, grows corn and sugar cane, from which he makes both sugar and syrup. Has all kinds of fruits for preserving. Knows how to catch and cure salt water fish. What more does a man want? Now up in Wisconsin there is only a chance for one crop a year on the same land, and sometimes the frost nips the corn and other crops before they I are fully ripe. And then just remember the four or five months of snow, ice and frozen ground, the housing and feeding of stock, the wood and coal bills! After Florida, no more of that for us. We have all kinds of land in this County, much that is as good as any in the State, some that is not suitable for farming, but can be used for some purpose. Either the timber on it is of use, or it is good for grazing. The lands you are selling for the Bunnell Development Company will average up to the best, with the same per centage of land that is not fit for farming. I have been over most of the lands around Bunnell on hunting trips and have camped in different places a number of times. And speaking of hunting, there is no place in the country where this can be enjoyed as fully Mr. Larson and his son quail hunting near Bunnell as in Florida. Quail, turkey and duck are plentiful, squirrel and wild doves abound, and there is still an abundance of deer, and if one wants bigger game the county has a good many black bear left. A settler coming here with sufficient means to start right, after he has secured the fight kind of land, and will apply him self to the task of developing the land properly, can make an easier living here without the exposures and hardships found in a Northern climate, than anywhere else I have known. A new settler should be prepared after lie reaches his destination to have sufficent funds to clear say five or ten acres of land, build his house, provide a well, get the necessary tools and imple ments, to buy seed and fertilizer, to buy and set out fruit trees, to fence the place and enough left to live on for at least one year, provided lie gets no other income. But the chances are that he will, because he can at least grow all the vegetables needed for the family, he can keep chickens and thus the “board bill” will in a large measure be provided for. When I tell you of continuous farming, you probably think there is no time for "rest or play” in Florida for the farmer, but such is far from being the case. Our County is blessed by having the Atlantic Ocean wash its Eastern shore. In mid-sum mer is vacation time, and instead of going to the mountains or other seaside resorts, the people living a few miles away from the beach, go over there and either have a small cottage or a tent, and spend from six to eight weeks. Bathing, fishing, rest ing, playing! Oh! it is great! Some times the men folks will spend a day on the farm looking after necessary details, but such things as are necessary at that season of the year is left to hired help. The nights are cool, and over at the beach it is at least ten degrees cooler both day and night than it is in town or a few miles away. So we practically get the same benefit of a change right near home that we would get by going up into New Eng land or the mountains. This city is the County seat of St. Johns County, and is known the world over as the oldest city in the United States. Last April it celebrated the four hundredth an niversary of the landing of Ponce de Leon. It is a wonderful tourist and health resort, and abounds in interesting features such as people of leisure will travel thousands of miles to see and enjoy. It is but thirtyseven miles South of Jacksonville, the metropolis of the State, and is also reached via the Inland waterway from Jacksonville as well as from points South. We have a permanent population of about six thou sand, which during the winter months is increased by at least two thousand more. St. Johns County is taking a leading part in the improvement of its roads, as it has become a recognized fact that hard sur face roads is one of the greatest aids in the development of any country. We want more good, substantial settlers. Yours truly, L. LARSON. IMPORTANT READ THIS The Bunnell Development Company, at the present time, is spending thousands of dollars on improve ments in the colony, such as the building of new roads, improving old ones, building bridges, etc. It is therefore very essential that every baysr should do his or her part in the development of the colony by keeping up the monthly payments as promptly as possible. Most of our buyers are now doing this. To the few who are not we trust this reminder will be sufficient. If you do not make your payments promptly, you are standing in the way of progress in the colony. BUNNELL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY “ Yes, Florida is truly coming into her own. Her marvelous resources of forest and farm, her fertile soil, and, above all, her wonderful climate, are focusing at last the attention of the world and turning capital and immigration to her shores. And with good cause.”

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fce EUBJNELL HOMI£ BUILDER Florida’s Climate and Health Conditions Thia Article Tells You What Florida Summers are Like AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM ONE OF OUR ILLINOIS BUYERS By DR. JENNIE M. COVERT In times past Florida has been known chiefly as a Winter resort, not as a health resort. In fact its reputation for health has been rather shady. In the popular mind the “Everglades of Florida” was Florida and these stood for Miasm and Malaria, and all sorts of noxious and crawl ing things. The Winter resorts were few and on the coasts. The interior was an unknown land. Now that Florida has been re-discovered, it needs to have its reputation cleared, and the true facts set forth as to prevailing conditions. Is it a desirable country in which to establish permanent homes? First as to climate. A narrow peninsula jutting down into the Atlantic between the parallels of 31 degrees and 26 degrees, it must of necessity be more or less sub tropical. The sun shines the year round. Tn the Summer time its rays are undeniably hot. In the "Winter time it shines with genial and welcome warmth. But the peninsula is but two hundred miles in width at the widest, on the one side the Atlantic and on the other the Gulf of Mexico. A long strip of land almost entirely surrounded by the salt waters of the ocean. There is no part of Florida which does not have the benefit of this close proximity to the ocean. From off this great body of salt water comes daily to every part the cooling breezes which temper the heat of the sun, breezes which are laden not with miasm and pollution, not with smoke and grime, but with the pure life giving ozone of the ocean itself. There is no portion of our country which possesses so equable a climate. I have had some personal knowledge of the climate of far famed California, but for physical rea sons it is not and cannot be as salubrious as that of Florida. The report of the Com missioners of Agriculture of Florida shows the average temperature of the state is seventy one-tenth Fahrenheit and for this particular region sixty-eight degrees. The months of July and August show an aver age of eighty, the lowest average fifty-six, being for the month of January. Northern people who have taken up their residence here assure me that they do not suffer with the heat in Summer as they formerly did in the North. No sweltering days, no hot stifling nights, when sleep is almost impossible, but every opportunity for cool refreshing sleep. The greatest rainfall occurs during the months of July, August and September, although there is more or less precipitation throughout the year in showers and all day rains. Tornadoes and heavy rain-storms are as infrequent as are snow storms in this re gion. To one who loves sunshine, pure air and outdoor life, the climate of Florida is peculiarly adapted. All this has a bear ing on the healthfulness of the country. Sunshine is the germ killer — par excel lence—and tuberculosis does not flourish here. The invigorating ocean breezes bring healing on their wings. No sudden and distressing climatic changes to overwhelm the weak and unwary. For this reason such ailments as pneu monia, bronchitis and chronic catarrh sel dom appear. It is a paradise for the little one. There is no occasion for colds in the head, enlarged tonsils, adenoids, etc., which a harsh climate develops in children. It is also a happy halting place for the aged. As the resisting powers of the sys tem wane, here the stress of living is reduced to the minimum. Basking in God’s sunshine, breathing in the pure tonic of the ocean air, living daily in close con tact with nature, the Silver Chord is not prematurely loosed or the Golden Bowl broken. It is not surprising to learn that there are more than a few centenarians in the State. It may be mentioned in passing that the pine woods undoubtedly contribute to the health of the State. The teachings of a professor in medicine occur to me in this connection. It has been his custom to send patients suffering with pulmonary tuberculosis to the pine woods of Louisiana, not far from the coast, where they might have the benefit of the winds from the salt water. He directed them to go out into the woods, set fire to an old pine stump and breathe the creosote charged atmosphere. He claimed excellent success for this method. In times past, as elsewhere, malaria has been prevalent. With the new knowledge that has come on this subject, with efforts to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in general and precautions against the Ano pheles mosquito in particular, this country is rapidly liberating itself from the thralldom of “Chills and Fever.” In addition to these natural advantage's Florida is most fortunate in having an efficient board of health. With the old and infirm flocking to this state as a sanitarium we are told that the mortality rate is but seven to the thousand. It is a good state for every class of peo ple except the doctors. It is too “dis tressingly” healthy for them to thrive. The prospect for the profession is gloomy, for as the laws of sanitation and good health are increasingly understood and observed, the need for the doctor will decrease accord inglyHowever, we predict that Florida is des tined to become, among other things, the nation’s great natural sanitarium, where the sick and the infirm, the weak and the aged, may find a pleasant refuge and access to Nature’s own great restoring agencies. It is not my inten tion, in writing you this letter, to supply you with any informa tion concerning the ad vantages of the Bun nell-DuPont colony, but I would like to say a few things to homeseekers who are looking for land. I have inspected the Bunnell-DuPont colony and was very well pleased with the place. Now, a great many people have an idea it is very hot down in Florida, hut I want to say it is not as hot in Florida as it is in some of the northern states. There are no sunstrokes there, the climate is fine. I am only wait ing for a chance to go back to Florida to live. The land of the Bunnell-DuPont colony is very rich. The soil is a dark or gray sandy loam, under which lies a clay sub soil that holds the moisture better during the period when the crops are growing, and I had the pleasure to test this soil while I was in Bunnell. While I was in the Bunnell-DuPont colony I met one man from Canada, one from Kansas, one from Montana and an other from Illinois, and they all said it was the best land they had seen. When I got back home and told some of my friends what kind of soil this land was they sent orders for fifty acres. No one has to be afraid of the high cost of living in Florida. You can live almost twice as cheap in Florida as you can in the north. That is why I like to see all people who have to work for a living buy a small farm in Florida. The town of Bunnell is an up-to-date city. Tt is far ahead of some towns of its size and in time it will be one of the leading cities in Florida, and the people of Bunnell-DuPont treat you the best they know how when you get there. In the Bunnell-DuPont colony is good drinking water. You can get water at a depth of fifteen feet and at a depth of 150 to 300 feet is the finest water there is to be had. And now friends, you who work in a factory—what are you going to do when you get old? Some day your boss will come around and toll you they do not need you, for you can’t get the work out fast enough, that they need someone younger. What will you do if you haven’t a little farm on which you can spend the rest of your life? That is why I say—buy a small farm in the Bunnell-DuPont colony before it is too late. Buy your farm from the people that are honest and give you what you ask for and they will see that you are treated right. R. W. Smith, Illinois. R. W. Smith “ The true secret of the value of Florida lands is the combination of climate with the soil.”

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Gtoe BUMHELL HOME BUILDER MAKING MONEY OUT OF STUMPS. To the farmer who has studied for years how to meet the expense of clearing his land, the heading of this article may seem a joke, but it is the actual truth that fat pine stumps have now become a profitable crop. This is all due to the discovery by the turpentine manufacturing companies that a cord of stump wood contains much more turpentine and resinous products than a cord of log wood. In fact, the excess is worth more than the cost of blasting out the stumps with dynamite. Therefore, it is possible for a farmer to blast out his stumps, ship them to the nearest turpen tine company and actually make a profit on the transaction, and get his land cleared for nothing. Because farmers do not understand this No More Land at $30.00 an Acre IN THE BUNNELL-DCPONT COLONY AN ACRE 50 cents an acre down and 50 cents an acre a generally, we have heard of at least one man who burned his stumps to get rid of them because he did not realize that he could blast them out and sell them at a profit, and there are countless farmers who are doing nothing with their stumps be cause they do not think they can afford to blast them. Most of the turpentine companies own a large acreage of stump land, and are too busy blasting out these stumps and con verting them into salable products to get out among the farmers in search of stump wood, but these same companies will pay a price per cord for stump wood, blasted into pieces small enough to go into their “hogs” for shredding, to make it profitable for the farmer to blast them out and ship them by rail, in case the plant is too far for haulage. If you have any fat pine stumps on your enough to have fat pine stumps instead of land, write at once to the nearest turpen tine company and ask them what they will pay for your stump wood. Even though the distance and freight rate may be so great that you cannot do this work at a profit, you can certainly get your land cleared at a fraction of the cost of clearing land of other stumps, if you are fortunate some other kind. The Southern Turpentine Company, of Jacksonville, Fla., reports that one German farmer shipped them several carloads from a point twenty-five miles away, and reported a net profit on each carload of stumps ship ped in. This gave him his land clear and ready for agricultural purposes at a net profit. Full particulars as to the most economical method of blasting these stumps will be furnished by any of the manufacturers of dynamite. It is well to note in this con nection that when the turpentine companies blast stumps they are not especially in terested in clearing the land for agricultural purposes, and hence place their charges close to the ground level and leave a con siderable portion of the stump within plow depth. The farmer should place the bore holes into the tap root so as to cut it off below plow depth. This requires a little more work in making the holes, and a little heavier charge of dynamite, but the advan tage is obvious. — The Florida Grower, May 3rd. month until paid for If you wish to secure a farm in the Bunnell-DuPont colony you had better mail me your order AT ONCE. As I have told you many times, our motto is “first come, first served.’’ I am giving you fair warning. Before many months we will advance the price of every acre of our land to $40.00, and very soon it will be $50.00 an acre, and it is dirt cheap even at that price. The same land we sell at Bunnell for $35.00 and $40.00 an acre now, on the easy payment plan, would cost you at Hastings, twelve miles north of us, from $200.00 to $300.00 an acre, cash. We also have some fine lots for sale at Ocean City—$75.00 to $150.00 a lot—terms cash, and s6me fine residence lots in Bunnell for $50.00 apiece and upwards—$5.00 down and $5.00 each month until paid for. If you do not want a farm in Florida, buy a lot in Ocean City. This is a real beauty spot—its location is ideal. It is especially suitable for retired people and those who wish to secure a winter home in Florida. If you live in Ocean City you can enjoy the delightful salt sea breezes from the great Atlantic, just at your door, all the year around. It it a real health resort. A few months spent here and your rheu matism, catarrh, throat or heart trouble are things of the past. Ocean City is located on the Florida East Coast Canal, and the Florida East Coast Railroad is going to build a road close to Ocean City. Small steamers and yachts pass up and down the canal daily. This spot is a paradise for the sportsman, as the finest fishing, hunting, boating and bath ing are to be enjoyed here. Lots are selling fast and if you want one of them you had better act QUICKLY before the best are gone. Write for full particulars regarding Ocean City and Bunnell lots, also farms in Bunnell-DuPont colony, and ask for plats of the above mentioned towns. THOMAS A. VERDENIUS 108 South LaSalle St. Chicago, Illinois “ A worthy land should be regarded worthily.”