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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
The Bunnell Home Builder
Edited by S. HOWARD
1115-108 So. La Salle Street, Chicado, 1ll. NOVEMBER 1917
"Turn in Hosts
to the Farmstiaa
-President Wilson
"Upon the farmers of this country, therefore, in large measure rests the fate of the war and the fate of the nations.
May the nation not count upon them to omit no. step that will increase the production of their land or that will bring about the most effectual co-operation in the sale and distribution of their products? The tine is short. I t is of the most imperative importance that everything possible be done and done immediately to make sure of large harvests., I call upon young men and old alike and upon the ablebodied boys of the land to accept and act upon this duty -to turn in hosts to the farms and make certain that no
pains and no labor is lacking in this great matter."~
-WOODROW WILSON




Uhe BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
"Before our visit to the Bunnell colony," writes Mrs. Robt. "TURN IN HOSTS TO THE
Baird, of Oklahoma, "we were rather much concerned about our FARMS"
future, but now its hard to wait till we can go to Bunnell." womUrges President Wihat call and amen andre
sponding to it with an enthusiasm never
before witnessed.
and knockers had been there to eat with The American farm is the spot that is these kind people-visit with them, and attracting the greatest attention in our know for themselves, country today, and fortunate is the inWe were rather much concerned about dividual who possesses a piece of land, our future, but now it's hard to wait till for here he may do his "bit" for his we can go. Financial obligations is what country just now in a loyal, conscientious is holding us here for a while longer, manner. We met the famous Mr. Mack and his The Bunnell colony stands forth ungood wife, and in conversation with Mrs. rivaled in the advantages it has to offer Mack, she said: "If Mr. Mack can do it, those who are turning back to the land, others could too." And that is the way and no man who is looking for a farmwe feel about it. Mr. Mack has no better home can make a mistake by securing land than anyone else-ours is just as that home in the most successful colony good, and all the different tracts and in the state of Florida-Bunnell. farms that we tested.
The next two days after the Barbecue SPEND THIS WINTER IN
we spent in the country, testing the land
for the clay subsoil, which we found in BUNNELL
every instance. We have interested several friends and relatives to buy land The hotels and boarding houses of Bunnear our tract, and we felt a moral re- nell are making preparations for a large sponsibility about theirs being all right, number of winter visitors the coming too. We had the privilege of changing winter, and no doubt they will all be fillour land for another location, if we ed to their capacity. cared to do so, but we are satisfied with Bunnell can boast of two good hotels: our selection as it is. the Halcyon and the Pine Grove Inn, and
three good boarding houses, which can
To cap the climax, and to show our take care of quite a large number of faith in the future of this place, we in- visitors. vested in one of the best located lots at Besides having plenty of hotel and Ocean City. There we shall enjoy fishing boarding house facilities, Bunnell is sitand bathing, while nearby is some good uated about half way between Daytona
MRS. ROBT. BAIRD hunting ground. and St. Augustine, two of the most famI wish some one with a clever nen, ous winter resorts in the United States,
would describe the drive from Bunnell to with exceptionally good highways to both My Dear Mr. Verdenius: Ocean City, through the "Spanish Grant." of them, also a brick highway to the AtHaving enjoyed in the HOME BUILD- I cannot forget it, and look forward to lantic beach and to Jacksonville, the meER, letters of visitors from other states the time when we shall travel over this tropolis of the state. Besides these adto Bunnell, and since we made a trip paved highway pretty often, vantages you will find plenty of fish and
there ourselves this summer, perhaps Our neighbor is a Mr. Brown, and we game here, among which will be found
some one would like to know how we feel saw some very fine corn on the ground deer, turkey and quail in abundance. about it, coming as we did originally from that had given him a good yield of pota- Pack your trunks and come to BunNew York state, then living here a num- toes-two to six ears of corn on a stalk. nell and spend the winter where you have ber of years. We also saw Mr. 0. C. Mosby's corn and all the advantages of the famous reWe left Oklahoma very much discour- Mr. Mack's and many others, and there sorts at the small town expense rate. Beaged with the heat and lack of rain, and was the third crop started after the corn sides you will avoid that extreme cold was matured. We inquired as to the cost weather you are going to have in your were delighted to find a much cooler of clearing, building, fencing, etc., and home town this winter. REMEMBER,
climate in Bunnell, July 1st. We were -now all our efforts are bent to save YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME IN
delighted with the absence of flies and enough for us to start on, after having BUNNELL. mosquitoes, snakes and spiders, and all the farm fully paid for. such vermin. We were quartered in a We had a most enjoyable trip and feel
most comfortable hotel, which added well renaid for the cost of it. I hop Mr. Verdenius on his Way
much to the charm of the up-to-date, that all those who have land there and to Bunnell
modern little city. have not seen it, will double their efforts
Several people here-in fact, most of to go there as soon as Dossible and en- It was our purpose to have in
them, had been telling us that we had joy this healthful, profitable place. this issue of the Home Builder
been stung, as we had bought our thirty Hoping to meet all the readers of this acres without seeing them. But somehow little magazine some day at another Bar- a complete report of Mr. Verdenwe always felt that everything was just becue in Bunnell. I remain, ius' trip to Bunnell, but owing to
as the real estate company said it was- Very truly,
that they only advertised what was true the fact that he has been delayed
-and we found it so-in every way. MRS. ROBT. BAIRD. in leaving for the Sunny South,
We hurried our trip so as to be in Bunnell for the Barbecue-the celebration of our readers will hear from him
the new county of Flagler-July 2nd. We
wanted to see what kind of people com- REGARDING ONE WAY RATES later regarding conditions as he
prised the inhabitants of this place and TO FLORIDA finds them in the Bunnell colony.
county; we wanted to talk to them and By the time this issue reaches you
learn direct from, them just the actual There are no special one-way rates to truth, and we did not meet with one per- Florida, but round-trip homeseeker tick- Mr. Verdenius will undoubtedly son who was dissatisfied or intended to ets are sold on the first and third Tues- be in the colony. In case you leave. All were doing well and their ap- dayq of each month from Washington, pearances were evidence of enjoyment ). C. and Ohio River Gateways, such as wish him to personally select a
and prosperity. The tables were loaded Cfrrinnati. Evansville, etc. farm for you, write him at once at
with a great variety of food, everybody These tickets are good for 21 days and was doing their share towards putting it are practically a little over one-way fare Bunnell, Florida. away, and I wish some of the doubters for the round-trip from the points named.




Mie BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
After residing four years in the Bunnell colony, Mrs. Alice DOCTOR KNAPP'S SAFE FARM-V
Scott Abbott says: "Yes, indeed! I am always enthusiastic where ING PROGRAM
Flagler county is concerned." It Will Be Worth the While of Home
_________________________________ ____________________ ____Builder Readers to Keep This for
T. A. Verdenius: pretty big to me, like some of the FloridaFureRfen. Chicago, Ill. fish stories, so I took myself out to friend Esteemed Sir: Jordon's to see if it were really true. Why will folks persist in following the
Your letter to Jingling the coin in his pocket, he said: single cropping system? A great deal hand, wishing to "Yes, Mom! I had all that money right has been said against the practice in
know if I were here in my pocket, and one hundred recent years and a great deal more has
as favorably im- watermelons out there in the patch yet." been said about the results that follow pressed with, and Charlie is a very truthful man, and I was it. It is at the root of most farms and a s enthusiastic compelled to believe it. He was going rural social ills which exist at present. a b o u t Bunnell, to put same ground in sweet potatoes, or A great many men have worked for a Florida, as I was rather, sweet potatoes in same ground. solution of one or more of the results, four years ago A man can take ten acres of this land, but Dr. Bradford Knapp of the United
when I first came and if he has the money, can make a little States Department of Agriculture has here. Yes! Yes! paradise of his own; certainly he can submitted the formula which gets at the
Yes! and more so. work himself to death if he wants to, as bottom of the trouble. P. H. Rolfs, dean Came here sick; one crop follows another the year round. of the University of Florida College of am well. Have Our Governor, Hon. Sidney J. Catts, Agriculture, calls attention to Dr. Knapp's not gotten rich, has purchased near here, forty acres, safe farming program. b ut h a ve lo s t which he will have cleared and will build This program has been published a Mrs, Alice Scott Abb ott nothing. himself a winter home. getmn iebti iwo h
Some of the farmers around here raised .A number of wealthy men have bought grat mhany imges butppin viws of the immense crops of potatoes, and every- mn Flagler county, and will build palatial facttha pulsing crpng exsts itris thing else they planted this last year, homes soon. One man says he will build wotpulsigmntmemr: and are tearing down barns and build- the most beautiful home in Florida. He "1. A home garden for every farmer
ing bigger for the much bigger crop they will go some if he does. We anticipate on the f arm. Not less than a tenth of expect to raise this coigya.Sm buil ing a high school building, worthy of an acre for garden and half an acre for
of hemarbuldigmine newr. home ourl"Biggest Little City in Florida." potatoes. And acre of sorghum or cane
buying autos and trucks, new carriages, Talk has been made of changing the for the syrup of the family; the excess
and everything to make life pleasante name of our city to this, that or the other, can be fed. and more convenient. Laborers are here buIbeivinpsighnrarud ".Poceom nuhtofdte
now building new roads and bridges in and name it "Verdenius," as you are coin- "2.pl Produhe corneoug ton e there o our new county, named Flagler. ing here soon to make your home, and peope and wthea livteestcs o thsarmefor
To give you an idea of the size of crops have certainly done much for us and en- ayawt iteecs o aey
raised, I sat in "The Church Beautiful" couraged us to go on in the good work "3. Produce oats and other small
(recently dedicated here in Bunnell, and of making this a garden spot of the world. grain to supplement the corn as food and of course paid for), and heard the leader Since we came, the great Dixie high- conserve the soil in winter. say: "As our subject today is 'Tithing' way -has stretched itself past our door. ".Pouehyadohrfrg or a giving of the tenth, which is the only Beautiful homes have been and are being "4.p Pruffce hay aned other fesorageo Bible way to raise money for a churchi, built from here to the ocean, six miles chro sfficen o fed nt livgestock one we would be glad if the treasurer would away-just a nice drive for a bath in the tefam forc oneeary not frettingh give a report." The report read like this: surf. A canal and lateral ditches has the soil. "Tithes, $600.00; Tithes $280.00, and so been surveyed and is now cleared and "5 Prdcth metfrheail
ontotl $,25.00" I tok m brath ready for digging of same. Then think "5 Prdcth metfrheail
and, tho not a member of said church, of the immense crops. by increased attention to poultry and
"I spoke out in M-ee tin, "Pray tell me One thing we do need. A canning fac- hogs. Plan to gradually increase and how many hundred years have you been tory. If some one with a few hundred grade up the cattle and other livestock
tithing to get such a sum?" "Just three dollars would come here and start such a so as to consume the otherwise waste months," Was the answer. "$1,150.00 was business, we are sure the farmers would products and make the waste lands propaid in during the month of June alone", raise all the truck he would need. As ductive. Not less than 25 hens for a Did it not take some crop, the tithes Bunnell' is the county seat now, we must renter and 50 for a land owner, 100 would of which came to such a sum? This also have a new court house. What we be better. Set a standard of at least one
church had only about thirty members, need most, however, is for men from the sow for every tenant family and two for and only four or five families put out po-~ North, East, South and West, who own every owner, and breed them carefully tatoes, and they now have a big stand of the land in this county, to come on down, and feed them well. Not less than two corn on the same ground the potatoes clear, build, plant and help us build up milk cows for every family, the cows
were raised on. our county fast; and not leave us that are properly bred and fed.
The Flagler County Tribune, one of the here to build roads, bridges, ditches, etc., "6. When the living has been probest county papers in the state, stated in other words, do the pioneering, and vided, grow a money crop. If this is done that our friend, C. C. Jordon, had sold then come after-we are dead and gone, there will always be a few eggs and $200.00 worth of watermelons from one- and say, "We killed the bear."chkesapino adtead
fourth acre of land. That item sounded Yes! indeed, always enthusiastic where chicknsl a pige no adte, and oc- o
Flagler county is concerned. thasionalu a steery o ro, can out of
ALIpcEfll sO tteBOTT pay the farm expenses."
RespEul SubTTed thsAsrluBfOudyTrdutTltu
This program will make for safe farm"PROSPERITY in the next twelve ing. It will relieve the necessity for bormonli wil'e geaerthan it ever has rowing money and for "store credit." It moenth ill ber geter.Yucnorvn will enable farmers to bank money. It
bee inourhisory Yo canotpreent will provide a better living and conserve it if you try"-says: .-soil. It will make for a more prosperous W. G. McAdoo, and contented rural population.
Secretary of the Treasury, Dean Rolfs suggests that every farmer
Washington, D. C. make preparations to follow the details
of this plan. In Florida where the plantTake advantage of this prosperity ing season lasts practically the year and buy a farm in the Bunn ell colony around it can be adopted at any -season. while you can. The best season of course is the earliest
"FayM IU Zen" Home of Mr. andi Afr. Abbott available, which is now.




heBUNNELL HOME BUILDER
Every Day Happenings in and Around Bunnell as Contributed
That Flagler County farmers will have Mr. Win. Gencen, of Hoboken, N. J., Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Vernal, of Concord,
the largest crop acreage this season that who is owner of a large tract of land on N. H., arrived in Bunnell Tuesday evewas ever planted here now seems assured. the Deen road just west of Bunnell, nling and are stopping at the hotel. They
The old as well as the new farmers after spending several days on his place own some valuable property near Ocean throughout the entire county are busy returned Monday to his home. City which they contemplate inproving.
clearing new ground which will be planted It is the intention of Mr. Gencen to They expect to make Flagler County this winter. Several large farms are be- erect a magnificent home on his property their future home. ing opened up all over the Bunnell Colony this winter, which when completed will tract. be one of the most modern homes in the Mr. and Mrs. E. Hance and daughter,
An extra large acreage will be planted State. He will install a complete system Miss Mary, together with Mr. and Mrs. to Irish potatoes and in addition to this of water works, electric lights, sewerage, 0. J. Hance, of Jersey City, arrived in large acreages will be planted to beans, and, in fact it will be equipped with every- Bunnell Wednesday and will make this cabbage, celery, lettuce and strawberries, thing that a home in a city could be their future home. Much of the land is in much better condi- equipped with. They own a nice twenty acre farm on
tion than ever before which gives promise Mr. Gencen is a very wealthy manu- Moody Road just south of the farm of of the best crops this section has ever facturer of Hoboken and is desirous of Mr. Mack, which they will immediately seen. building a winter home that will meet pnut under cultivation. Mr. Hance is an
Everything considered the coming sea- the requirements of his family while in experienced farmer. son is a most promising one for Flagler Florida, and with this idea in view, money County farmers. An unprecedented de- will be no object in the construction of
mand for farm products seems certain his winter home. Mrs. Frances E. Burns accompanied
and knowing their ability to produce the He owns one hundred and sixty acres by Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Fosnaught best the market affords, Flagler County which he is having cleared and is opening and son, of Fort Wayne, Ind., arrived in farmers are naturally in an optimistic up a large stock and poultry farm. Bunnell Monday.
frame of mind concerning the coming sea- M.Fsagti h we fanc
son's outlook. The farmers of Flagler County are block of lots in Bunnell which he values
stocking up with some extra fine mules very highly. Mrs. Burns owns a block which they are purchasing from M. Stone. of lots in Bunnell and a ten acre tract County Commissioner Z. G. Holland Mr. W. A. Mack purchased two span, near Ocean City. They expressed. thembrought in one hundred and thirty pounds Robert Moody, one span, and Mr. o. C. selves as being highly pleased with Bunof lima beans Saturday which he sold Mosby, one, this week. Mr. Stone nell, Ocean City and Flagler County in
for the neat sum of $19.50. Mr. Holland brought some extra fine mules to Bun- general. says he grew these beans on a small nl eety
tract of land about twelve feet square. nl eety
When it comes to taking in the cash Mr. Franz has completed his new
for is rodce r. ollnd s away on Mr. Booe of the Haw Creek farm west bungalow on the Deen road just west of fohis robaducser. lyilani g lway o f Du Pont has purshased a Moreline the town limits and has moved in. The therjobyandaisbveryslucky ingplantingcth Tractor which he will use in plowing, building is very attractive both inside and
varetytha brngsthehigestprie, harrowing, hauling and many other outside and adds much to the beauty of different ways on his large farm on Haw that section.
Mr. C. V. Brown brought in a fine Creek. The machine arrived Saturday
sheaf of rice which was grown on his and was driven out to the farm, where Mr. C. E. Sisco is making preparations
farm on Sweetwater highway just south- it was tried out and Mr.. Booe reports to erect a building in which he will open west of Bunnell. The rice was five feet that it is giving satisfaction. a motion picture show just as soon as he
in length and was fully headed. Mr. can complete the building and install his
Brown says it was grown on new ground Mrs. Ray L. Hendricks and little equipment.
without any fertilizer, daughter, of St. Augustine were the
______guests of Mr. Hendricks last Friday and
Saturday they motoring back hom~e Sat- Mr. C. A. Smith, together with Mr.
Mrs. A. E. Bent, was in Bunnell today urday evening, Mrs. Hendricks will move W. H. Deen have purchased the Bunnell making arrangements for seed and ferti- to Bunnell just as soon as their house is Garage & Auto Co. from Messrs. J. E. lizer for the coming potato season. She completed.JoeanW.KKuradhvecwill plant twelve acres to potatoes. Mr. Hendricks is the new cashier of the solidated it with the Peoples Garage.
____Bunnell bank. They will continue to use both buildings, the building on Railroad street will
That Mr. I. I. Moody believes in farm- be used for storage.
ing in Flagler County is demonstrated AUTO NEWS
by the fact that he has contracted for Mr. L. M. Dixon has purchased a new The members of the Board of County
the clearing of two hundred and forty Overland touring car, which he will use Commissioners, together with County acres in the Bunnell colony, which he ex- for pleasure while he is not busy in his Attorney C. G. Van and Clerk C. F. Turner, pects to put under cultivation at once. d3na pros were treated to a royal fish dinner MonHe, together with Mr. I. L., Johnston, "enaprls,___ day at the home of the chairman, Mr.
are having one hundred and sixty acres Gog oda ca iy
cleared which they expect to plant to Mr. W. H. Bacher has purchased a new Geore or o mpl at Ocen:Cty
potatoes. This piece of property is lo- Jeffries touring car. He, together with o'clock and motored over to the beach cated just west of the home of Mr. John- Mrs. Bacher and Mrs. Sullivan went up in the large seven passenger Paige of ston and is considered to be among the to Jacksonville Saturday, returning in the Mr. Moody's, where they were served with best farming lands in Flagler. car Saturday evening, hot fish together with all that goes to
Mr. Moody, and Mr. B. M. Dowdy are __make a fish dinner enjoyable, including
having eighty acres cleared which they"ol-ahn"osilty expect to plant to potatoes the coming Mr. M. H. Milliken has joined the list "l-aho"hsiaiy
season. This eighty acre tract is located of automobile owners, he having purjust south of Codyville in that famous chased a Ford. Supervisor of Registration C. E. Sisco
potato belt and when the next harvesting has just about completed his dwelling
tiUme arrives we can look for Messrs. Mr. 0. C. Mosby has purchased from house on Lambert Avenue.
Moody & Dowdy to load several cars of M. Stone a fine cab which he uses in spuds at Codyville. transporting his family from the farm The work on the construction of the
to Bunnell and return. He advises all beautiful bungalow of Mr. George Moody Mr. M. C. Reynolds has just completed automobiles to give him the road when on the Moody Boulevard is being rushed a nice dwelling house on his farm on they hear him blow his horn, else they to completion. He hopes to, complete the Moody Boulevard west of Bunnell. are liable to be run over, the building within the next few weeks.




'e BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
by our Bunnell Correspondent, During the Month
Realizing the necessity of a bridge PATRIOTIC BUNNELL
across the canal at Ocean City, Mr.
Moody has encouraged a project where- Mr. P. Stucky, one of the pioneer setby the bridge can be constructed with- tlers of Flagler county, was in town Wedout costing the county a cent. He plans nesday accompanied by his two sons, to take the proceeds from the next twen- William and Ivey. ty lots sold at Ocean City and build a Since locating in Flagler county Mr. bridge across the canal. If you are in Stucky has accumulated a large herd of the market for an Ocean City lot, take cattle which he sold this week for $30,the matter up at once with Mr. Verdenius, 000.00. Feeling that it was his patriotic 108 So. LaSalle St.., Chicago, Illinois. duty to support the government in the world war in every way that he can he
sent his two boys up to Jacksonville to
Tuesday afternoon, immediately after enlist in the navy and placed an order school, twenty-five ladies met with the with the Bunnell State Bank for thirty teachers to form a Parent-Teachers thousand dollars' worth of the next issue Association. of Liberty Bonds.
If the people of the United States
Would follow the example of Mr. Stucky By a vote of over seven to one, the it would be only a short while until the Drys placed Flagler county in the list kaiser would be more than willing to Small lake, abounding, in fA, on farm of of Dry counties, last Tuesday, every throw up the sponge.
Air. Philliae, nSouth of Bunnell precinct in the county voting a majority for the Drys.
L. A. Jett & Co. have almost completed Corporal F. W. White, of the United
the erection of a school building near the States Recruiting Service, arrived in Bunhome of Mr. Ed. Johnson, at the canal, The Bunnell Ice, Light and Water Co. nell Saturday and is located at the Halcyand one near the home of Mr. Hamilton, has just erected a new building and has on. He is here for the purpose of reon Haw Creek. installed a new twenty-five horse power cruiting young men for the different
oil burner Fairbanks-Morse engine of the branches of the army. There will be erected immediately a Y type.
large brick building between the Bunnell The new service began Wednesday Garage and the new bank building. This night and indications are that. it will be Messrs. G. W. Durrance, Jr., and Ambuilding will have a 50 foot front with entirely satisfactory. old Silcox left Tuesday for Columbia, S.
100 foot depth. It will be leased to the C., where they go to join the United
Bunnell Hardware Company for a term States army.
of years. A company composed of Mrs. B. A.
Coon, Perry Bugbee and Howard Gau Messrs. William Jones and Daniel
Within a short time the new bank have organized what is known as the Drew, two of Bunnell's young men who
building will be completed and ready Florida East Coast Fisheries with head- joined the U. S. Navy some time ago, left for occupancy. The work has been de- quarters at Ocean City. Jacksonville Sunday for Charleston where
layed awaiting the arrival of pressed It is the intention of this company to they entered active service Monday mornbrick. This splendid bank building will furnish Bunnell with all the fish they ing as radio electricians. be a great improvement to our town. need and to also ship to the northern
markets.
The regular monthly meeting of the Mr. Floyd Brown has enlisted in the
members of the Flagler County School Quartermaster Corps of the U. S. army.
Board was held last Saturday. The fac- Workmen are very busy building a He joined in Jacksonville last Friday and
ulty of the Bunnell school met with the bridge across Haw Creek, near the Du- left immediately for Ft. Scriven, Ga., board at 9:00 o'clock, and at 2:00 o'clock Pont farms. where he entered training.
in the afternoon all the teachers of the
county schools met with the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The Bunnell school has a very large
attendance this year.' Professor Golden
and his corps of assistants are taking the work up in a most satisfactory manner. ....
We predict that this will be the most ..
successful year in the history of the school.
The City Fathers met in regular
session Wednesday evening. After the
usual routine of business, the Clerk was
ordered to obtain prices from different
manufacturers on four miles of six inch
water mains and ninety feet of standpipe, engineering pumps, etc., and will
report at the next meeting, when the
matter of bonding the town to furnish
it with a complete and up-to-date water
system will be taken up.
The Flagler County Commissioners
have leased the top floor of the old bank
building, and will occupy same as soon
as the new bank building is completed
and the old building is vacated. Some of our #uccaeaJl farmer&-Picture taken on a Sunday afternoon at Mr. Sczudlo'al farm




Uhe BUNNEL HOMLE BUILDER
FLORIDA, AS VIEWED BY TWO DIFFERENT MEN
Who Can Judge Most Intelligently, the Actual Resident or the Casual Visitor ?
Somewhat over a year ago Mr. Kelley A- E FATS
Miller, of Farmington, Iowa, purchased A
a farm in the Bunnell colony. Last spring
the editor of the Farmington Advertiser 0
published a letter from a Mr. Cassiday, O F R i
which we reproduce herewith. When Mr. y Mr. Cassaidy who retumed
Miller read this letter, he mailed a copy u fiom Florida a few weeks age
of the paper containing same to Mr. W. A Letter From Florida
A. Mack, who has fifty acres of land in ge us a little information that Ar
our colony, and asked Mr. Mack's opin- we beliovo should be given to Bonnell, Fla June 1, 91.7.-Mr In
ion of Mr. Cassiday's letter. Mr. Mack's our readers especially those who Kelley Miller, Farmington,Iowa
reply was published in Mr. Miller's home anticipate leaving the grand old DearSir: Your letter at hand
paper, and we also reproduce it herewith. in and contents ubl. will say. that
No doubt both letters will be read with i state of Iowa fer Ilorida. Re ad- r. ahe gentleman hawsno grounds for T a great deal of interest by all the readers vises one acre the poorest land in 0 making any such statements. of the HOME BUILDER, and especially Iowa is better and pore valuable I have lived here* five years I
by our buyers. started in with nothing,.and -my
Let us take it for granted that the then tea acres of the best land net sales on potatoes a-lone alwriters of these two letters, Mr. Cassi- ned in the entire state of Florida. net sales poes a-lone 00 day and Mr. Mack, are both intelligent The land in the latter state is and I onls have 50 acres of that no or
and sincere men. THEN WHY THE p a o ian son ha e tce of Thr
DIFFERENCE OF OPINION? for principally out over pine timber d account sand that he tell of There fro
It is simply this, because one man is land,the soil being sand with has, been over $4 000,000 worth of the
living at Bunnell, Florida, and has lived little real soil and 1hat to raise potatoes sold in this county alone tio
ong hisar fornel, lmoix andhaslid atlithis year.' You tell that man in on his farm for almost six years, and any crops at all means a yearly that I can make nore money on at
therefore has gained his knowledge first at
hand and from experience; while the expense for fertilizing which ten acresof this land than he can (A
other man has only seen the state from ot sosts mere than the land is really on a 100 acre of his Iowa land. 8:
the standpoint of a tourist, perhaps large- worth and this has te be done Now I know what I am talking '
ly from the window of a Pullman car, or about'for I know Iowa like a bok d
perchance has spent a few weeks at a d every year if any grop is t e be I have came as near freezing to
winter resort in Florida, or has read in i raised all. Mr. Oassidy advises death there and just across the line
the newspapers stories of Florida land n the country down there is over in Martip Co Minn., as I wanted.
frauds and failures.
Each of these two men, it may be said, run with real estate men who I would not give my little lome in W
represents 50% of the population of our g entice the buyers from the north Florida for the whole State of Iowa
country. Half have had practical experi- d and north eastwho after.buying if i Ihad to go there to live and I I
ence-the other have had none. *t and giving this land a try out in
The writer wishes to say that he has am not talking to sell land, for
lived in the West, the Middle West, and to a year or two throw up the have no land to' sell. It is true
in Florida. He admits there is worth- sponge and the land is again on we use fertilizer here, but it pays
less land in Florida as there is worthless the market for a nD live one land in all the other states in which he asto use it.. Myfarm will net me has lived, but Florida possesses thousands who generally oes up and who this year clear of all expense over.
of acres of* fertile soil that await the 0 it goe-sthreugh the same experi- a $300 peracre. Come to Florida men who are able and willing to bring enee as his many predecessors. 5 and see for yourself. I am
splendid results therefrom. Florida e
possesses both attributes to success- Mr. Oassaidy says the climate is Most respectfully,
SOIL and CLIMATE, and with these fine duriffg the winter, but out W. A. MAC*
combined, the Florida farmers are obtain- side of the climate Florida is a
ing three and four crops every year. failure. His &&is* is to stay iz
The Florida farmer today makes more .i a
money from his land, he makes it easier Iowa whero the soU has h*e
and enjoys life better than the farmer proven and there is nothing betin any other part of the United States or ter in t _, rd.
Canada.
I should like to meet Mr. Cassiday, and
I should like to ask him just this one
question, and that is: Why, when the last Demand for Dwelling Houses is Growing
census was taken, did it show that Iowa That Bunnell is in need of more the moneyed men of Bunnell that they
was the only state in the Union which had dwelling houses was thoroughly demon- will take stock in an association if we a decrease in population, while Florida strated Tuesday when five different can get a man who knows the business in that same period of time had an in- people were in Bunnell wanting to rent to take some of the stock and conduct crease of over fifty per cent? houses and could not find a vacant house the business. This is a fine opportunity
I wish to emphasize that we would not in the town.
think of intimating that the great state for some man to start a good paying
of Iowa is worthless, for we know better We have had applications to rent seven business. If you know of anyone than to make such a foolish statement, more houses since, but had to tell the who can handle it, advise him of this but we are proud of the fact that we are applicants that every house in Bunnell opportunity and let's get the houses to broad enough to see much good in every was full. It is up to somebody to start going up. People in the North are state in the Union. a building and loan association and help writing to Bunnell every day wanting
It is fortunate that we all have differ- the property owners build some dwelling to rent houses for this winter. People ent ideas and different tastes, but we houses or Bunnell will get a set back who want to go in business in Bunnell are sorry for the narrow-minded pessi- this winter. are wilting for both business and dwellmist who cannot see at least some good ing houses. We have them not, someeverywhere; We have been informed by several of thing must be done.




Me BUNNXLL HOME BUILDER
FLORIDA FARMERS WILL RECEIVE HIGH
PRICES FOR COMING CROPS
That the coming season will be the "'The man who was getting $1.25 to
most prosperous for the Florida trucker $2 a day for his labor in previous yearsand farmer there is no doubt, as the when he did have work-is now getting United States is short on all kinds of from $3 to $5 a day, and even greater canned vegetables and the demand for sums. He is living up to his means. He fresh vegetables this winter is going to rose beyond the stage of a truck patch be enormous. The following interview in his backyard or on a vacant lot. The between Mr. W. B. Powell, secretary New farmer boy has left the farm and gone Port Richey Board of Trade, and one of to work in the city and the truck patch the best informed wholesale men of the back on the farm has suffered for lack state, will give you an idea of the con- of labor.' ditions as they are in the Northern mar- "'It is a condition, not a theory, that kets: confronts the United States.'
"Florida is in line this winter to make "'There is barely enough canned goods millions of extra dollars. Shoo the farm- to go around this winter-there will-~be ers from the store boxes to the soil; en- actual vegetable want by next spring.' tice the boy from Kelly pool to the back it'It is up to Florida and California and yard. a few other far-Southern states to supply
"Plat tuckstuff and mpre truck stuff. the demand for fresh vegetables until the "Planttrucknext fruiting season in the North.' "Don't let up on the subject for a day. "It is a big contract. Let every newspaper in the state chime "Half of the contract falls upon Florin the chorus. ida.
~ j ."I interviewed one of the best informed "Fifty million people are looking towholesale men in the state this day and wards Florida for its daily allowance of he tells me astounding facts: cabbage and beans and potatoes and
."That the canning season of the North tomatoes and all other vegetables.. is over; "Fifty million people are shaking as
MR. B. TROJANOWRKI "The jobbers have less than 50 per many million of dollars in our faces and
cent of the stock on hand that they had daring us to rise to the emergency. KORONA SETTLER WHO HAS this time last year; "Plant, plant, plant!
BOUGHT FORTY ACRES OF ADDI- "That the retail merchants are not "Do not hesitate because of low prices
TIONAL LAND, TELLS WHY HE IS overstocked-in fact, have only normal for truck stuff in previous years. Those
SO SATISFIED IN THE BUNNELL supplies on hand;, were lean years in the North, with busiCOLONY. "That a number of the largest packers ness conditions upset-when the lobster
Dear Mr. Verdenius: have withdrawn their quotations on palaces of New York were selling pork
I hve eenletersin he OME canned products, and that others are and beans to brokers instead of rich foods
I hve eenletersin he OME quoting prices on less than 10 per cent garnished with jewels.
BUILDER, from time to time, written of the various varieties of canned goods; "Prosperity is in the air in the North by different people living in the Korona "That this country never saw such a and East and West. colony, so I thought I would write you condition in the canned goods trade and "'Prosperity is in our grasp. and tl you how we are getting along in that it is barely possible that it will be "Get busy and tickle the soil. Koro-na. remedied with a twelve-month; "Newspapers must preach truck; comnI am very much pleased with the re- "I asked him the why of such unnatur- mercial bodies must gather the farmers
sults of my efforts this last year. ,If I al conditions which came upon this coun- together and tell them they must plant had raised nothing else but a crop of Irish try unawares. truck stuff, and it would not be amiss
potatoes, I would have no cause for com- "He said: 'You are feeding two conti- to preach it from the school and from the plaint, as every acre of land I planted to nents, mainly. We are exporting mil- pulpits. Let us preach from now on the potatoes brought me over $300.00 to the lions of tons of food stuffs, but home gospel of Good Times through the acre, but besides that I have raised on consmto a nagd'aec ftesi.
that same land a nice crop of corn and nsmtohaelrgd'gncofheoi. cowpeas.
We call the people who have been living in the colony two or three years, the
"old settlers," and I can say that all the
old settlers are very much satisfied and
like the country here better every day,
and almost everyone, without exception,
has bought more land since they have .
arrived in the colony and have seen the
great possibilities of this county. I myself bought forty acres more, twenty-five
acres of which I have cleared, and if
everything goes well, I hope to plant
thirty acres to Irish potatoes this winter.
Almost every week some-new settlers
come to settle on their land. I receive
letters quite often from northern people
asking me for information about our
colony, and a great number have written
me that they are coming to settle on their
land this fall. I am convinced that anyman who is willing to work cannot make
a mistake by buying a farm in our colony.
I can speak from experience, I am very much pleased with the Korona colony 4
in particular and with Flagler county F112~ ,~\and the state of Florida in general. k s ~ ~ '
Yours sincerely, .
B. TROJANOWSKI,_ _Box 51, DuPont, Florida. Seene on farm of Mr. fickaleki in Korona, whto realized $1,286.00 from le88 thtan four acre of 1ri potatoes




Uha BUNNELL HOME BUILDER
Flagler County, Florida, Business Man Writes Interesting
Letter to Montana Farmer
Extracts from a Letter, Showing the Many Advantages Our Farmers in Flagler County Have
Over the Farmers in Western States, Which Will Be of Much Interest to the Readers of the HOME BUILDER.
We have many advantages here that RAINFALL,-a plentiful supply of was paid to the farmers of St. Johns
you haven't got in Montana, or any of moisture to make crops is another. We county alone, which is the county that the Northern states. I think that I am have fifty inches of rain annually here; we lived in up to July 1st, when we got competent to speak on this point for I'm it comes from the clouds, well distributed a new county for ourselves called Flaga western man myself, having lived there throughout the year. We have no dry ler county,-yes, four million dollars for nearly thirty years of my life,-nineteen season and no wet season, as this is 12,000 acres of potatoes. As the fellow years in Nebraska and ten years on the known on the Pacific coast. We says, you can't beat that unless you cheat Pacific coast. I am fairly well acquainted have occasional showers throughout No other land 'of a similar acreage or with the Great West, and haven't a word the year, be it in July or in Jan- area in any other county in any other
to say against any of it. Those who like uary, in March or in September, or state in the Union ever made so much it can stay there, so far as I am con- at any other time or season of the year. money for the farmers. It's a record of cerned, but as for me and my family, the Occasional showers throughout the whole which we are justly proud and you can't rest of our days will be spent in Florida, year which bring us a total of about blame us for shouting these facts from the most beautiful state in the entire fifty inches of water per annum. Enough the housetops, for they are facts. Come South. to insure crops, without one cent of cost and see, we don't expect to sell you a
Now what do I mean by advantages? for irrigation. But, if we want irrigation "pig in a poke," we have the "goods" to
Well, in a country where you can get help in addition to what Mother Nature pro- show you when you come on the ground. for instance, you are better off than in vides, all we have to do is to sink a well A man with the capital you have don't a country where you can't get help,- 200 to 300 feet deep and we have a never- need to take any chances; he don't need And, the easier you can get that help failing spring of the purest water you to guess at the proposition; he can come the better you are off. Isn't that so ? ever saw. A four to six inch well will here himself and personally satisfy his We get a lot of help down here from give a flow of from 200 to 500 gallons per mind that we have all the advantages
Mother Nature. She doesn't do all our minute. The cost is from one to two here set down.
work for us, but she helps the Farmer dollars per foot. What a great advan- I have not said anything about recremore especially, than any other class. stage is this. Every man can own his own ation and sport.... .The ocean beach Yes, she helps the Fanner "Powerfully," system of irrigation at so small a cost is a delightful place to spend a few hours as they say it down here. In the first and be absolutely independent so far as in rest and recreation.
place she gives him MORE GROWING the water supply is concerned. Our streams and lakes are filled with
DAYS than in any other state. Why, GOOD ROADS,-another. We have the choicest-eating fish,-trout and bass,
here we grow things the year around. the Dixie Highway passing through our and bream and other varieties abound. Here it is always seed time and harvest, lands. A fine brick road from our colony And our woods are filled with game; Every month in the year you plant some- lands to Jacksonville, north, and brick squirrels, and turkey and quail; also deer thing; and every month you harvest and macadam of various types south to and bear in certain places. So the hunter
something. That's the first great ad- Miami. Here is the automobile paradise. and fisherman can find in this country vantage,-THREE CROPS A YEAR, as Strike the National Highway, and away many an opportunity for sport in this
against one crop a year in Montana. 365 you go to Ancient St. Augustine, 40 miles line. growing days in a 365 day year, as distant, in an hour if you like, but you Live-stock does well here, especially
against half or even less growing days better take two hours for it and see the hogs and cattle. There are a few sheep in the North. That's the first great ad- many, many beautiful farms along the here too that are making their owners a vantage. way. Farms that $200.00 per acre would good deal of money now days. We have
MARKETS.-Good markets is another not buy,-yes, farms that produced this good markets for all kinds of live-stock
advantage; and, the best transportation season more than that amount in a single at Jacksonville, where Armour & Co. facilities to these markets. Quick and crop of Irish potatoes. And, that will have a large packing house. rapid transportation to New York, to very likely produce the same amount Poultry and bees do well here too,
Philadelphia and all the great Atlantic next season; but even if they don't pro- where they have proper care and attenSeaboard cities by WATER as well as by ,and turn out money for those in
RAIL,-that's another advantage. It they are good for a hundred dollars per the business.
keeps the rates down. So we have here acre profit every year, in normal times. the maximum growing days to make These Farms produced more money this The best undeveloped land in this part
crops in; the largest markets in America past season than any other farms in of Florida is now selling for from $80.00 close by and the best transportation fa- America ever produced. That is a broad to $50.00 per acre; while improved farms cilities to them by WATER as well as by statement to make, but it is susceptible are selling at one hundred and up. RILih insus WAE rats fol all b of easy proof. When I tell you that these You can buy unimproved land here and tie to ce insure low atesfralfarms produced an average of between make a farm as good as the best in the
timethree hundred and four hundred dollars county out of it . . it will pay you
But that is not all. We have the best' per acre from the Irish Potato Crop alone, best to buy unimproved land and improve soil, the most productive land in the I am telling you the exact truth. Statis- it yourself. In this way you can get the South if you will select it in the Haw tics will show that Four Million Dollars best there is in land at a minimum price. Creek Country. I need not tell you that
all land in Florida is not productive. You know that there is some poor land in M EN M E N M E N !
every state. We have some mighty Does this statement fit your case ? Be honest with yourself.
"sorry" land in Florida; but you are not
interested in that. We know where the "For most men life is a modified reign of fear
good land is, which will interest you. It Three fears get up with them in the morning and go to bed with them at night is in the Haw Creek Country..... They do not confess to one another that they are afraid, but their wives know.
CLIMATE is another great advantage First-The fear of the loss of the job.
here,-climate for men and women and Second-The fear of bad health.
for little children, as well as for crops.
It's a pleasure to live in this climate, in Third-The fear of dependent old age." (American Magazine)
the great out-doors, every month in the What can you do to insure yourself against these three fears?
year. You and I who have lived in the
Northwest and who have experienced Buy a farm in the Bunnell colony and do it now-without another day's delay
some of the terrible winter weather, know You cannot make a mistake if you secure a farm in the Haw Creek section
that this is an advantage worth talking of the Bunnell colony.
about.




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The Truth About Florida The Bunnell Home Builder Edited by S. HOWARD 1115—108 So. La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill. NOVEMBER 1917 “Turn in Hosts to the Farms” —President Wilson “Upon the farmers of this country, therefore, in large meas ure rests the fate of the war and the fate of the nations. May the nation not count upon them to omit no step that will increase the production of their land or that will bring about the most effectual co-operation in the sale and dis tribution of their products ? The time is short. It is of the most imperative importance that everything possible be done and done immediately to make sure of large harvests. I call upon young men and old alike and upon the ablebodied boys of the land to accept and act upon this duty —to turn in hosts to the farms and make certain that no pains and no labor is lacking in this great matter.” —WOODROW WILSON

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Ufa BUHNELL HOME BUILDER “Before our visit to the Bunnell colony,” writes Mrs. Robt. Baird, of Oklahoma, “we were rather much concerned about our future, but now its hard to wait till we can go to Bunnell.” \ > MRS. ROBT. BAIRD My Dear Mr. Verdenius: Having enjoyed in the HOME BUILD ER, letters of visitors from other states to Bunnell, and since we made a trip there ourselves this summer, perhaps some one would like to know how we feel about it, coming as we did originally from New York state, then living here a num ber of years. We left Oklahoma very much discour aged with the heat and lack of rain, and were delighted to find a much cooler climate in Bunnell, July 1st. We were delighted with the absence of flies and mosquitoes, snakes and spiders, and all such vermin. We were quartered in a most comfortable hotel, which added much to the charm of the up-to-date, modern little city. Several people here—in fact, most of them, had been telling us that we had been stung, as we had bought our thirty acres without seeing them. But somehow we always felt that everything was just as the real estate company said it was— that they only advertised what was true —and we found it so—in every way. We hurried our trip so as to be in Bun nell for the Barbecue—the celebration of the new county of Flagler—July 2nd. We wanted to see what kind of people com prised the inhabitants of this place and county; we wanted to talk to them and learn direct from them just the actual truth, and we did not meet with one per son who was dissatisfied or intended to leave. All were doing well and their ap pearances were evidence of enjoyment and prosperity. The tables were loaded with a great variety of food, everybody was doing their share towards putting it away, and I wish some of the doubters and knockers had been there to eat with these kind people—visit with them, and know for themselves. We were rather much concerned about our future, but now it’s hard to wait till we can go. Financial obligations is what is holding us here for a while longer. We met the famous Mr. Mack and his good wife, and in conversation with Mrs. Mack, she said: “If Mr. Mack can do it, others could too.” And that is the way we feel about it. Mr. Mack has no better land than anyone else—ours is just as good, and ali the different tracts and farms that we tested. The next two days after the Barbecue we spent in the country, testing the land for the clay subsoil, which we found in every instance. We have interested sev eral friends and relatives to buy land near our tract, and we felt a moral re sponsibility about theirs being all right, too. We had the privilege of changing our land for another location, if we cared to do so, but we are satisfied with our selection as it is. To cap the climax, and to show our faith in the future of this place, we in vested in one of the best located lots at Ocean City. There we shall enjoy fishing and bathing, while nearby is some good hunting ground. I wish some one with a clever nen, would describe the drive from Bunnell to Ocean City, through the “Spanish Grant.” I cannot forget it, and look forward to the time when we shall travel over this paved highway pretty often. Our neighbor is a Mr. Brown, and we saw some very fine com on the ground that had given him a good yield of pota toes—two to six ears of com on a stalk. We also saw Mr. 0. C. Mosby’s com and Mr. Mack’s and many others, and there was the third crop started after the com was matured. Wo inquired as to the cost of clearing, building, fencing, etc., and now all our efforts are bent to save enough for us to start on, after having the farm fully paid for. We had a most enjoyable trip and feel well repaid for the cost of it. I hope that all those who have land there and have not seen it, will double their efforts to go there as soon as possible and enjov this healthful, profitable place. Hoping to meet all the readers of this little magazine some day at another Bar becue in Bunnell. I remain, Very truly, MRS. ROBT. BAIRD. REGARDING ONE WAY RATES TO FLORIDA There are no special one-way rates to Florida, but round-trip homeseeker tick ets are sold on the first and third Tues days of each month from Washington. D. C. and Ohio River Gateways, such as Cmrinnati, Evansville, etc. These tickets are good for 21 days and are practically a little over one-way fare for the round-trip from the points named. “TURN IN HOSTS TO THE FARMS” urges President Wilson, and men and women have heard that call and are re sponding to it with an enthusiasm never before witnessed. The American farm is the spot that is attracting the greatest attention in our country today, and fortunate is the in dividual who possesses a piece of land, for here he may do his “bit” for his country just now in a loyal, conscientious manner. The Bunnell colony stands forth un rivaled in the advantages it has to offer those who are turning back to the land, and no man who is looking for a farmhome can make a mistake by securing that home in the most successful colony in the state of Florida—Bunnell. SPEND THIS WINTER IN BUNNELL The hotels and boarding houses of Bun nell are making preparations for a large number of winter visitors the coming winter, and no doubt they will all be fill ed to their capacity. Bunnell can boast of two good hotels: the Halcyon and the Pine Grove Inn, and three good boarding houses, which can take care of quite a large number of visitors. Besides having plenty of hotel and boarding house facilities, Bunnell is sit uated about half way between Daytona and St. Augustine, two of the most fam ous winter resorts in the United States, with exceptionally good highways to both of them, also a brick highway to the At lantic beach and to Jacksonville, the me tropolis of the state. Besides these ad vantages you will find plenty of fish and game here, among which will be found deer, turkey and quail in abundance. Pack your trunks and come to Bun nell and spend the winter where you have all the advantages of the famous re sorts at the small town expense rate. Be sides you will avoid that extreme cold weather you are going to have in your home town this winter. REMEMBER, YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME IN BUNNELL. Mr. Verdenius on his Way to Bunnell It was our purpose to have in this issue of the Home Builder a complete report of Mr. Verdenius’ trip to Bunnell, but owing to the fact that he has been delayed in leaving for the Sunny South, our readers will hear from him later regarding conditions as he finds them in the Bunnell colony. By the time this issue reaches you Mr. Verdenius will undoubtedly be in the colony. In case you wish him to Personally select a farm for you, write him at once at Bunnell, Florida.

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Ufa 1BUNNELL HOME BUILDER After residing four years in the Bunnell colony, Mrs. Alice Scott Abbott says: “Yes, indeed! I am always enthusiastic where Flagler county is concerned.” Mrs, Alice dcott Abbott T. A. Verdenius: Chicago, Ill. Esteemed Sir: Your letter to hand, wishing to know if I were as favorably im pressed with, and a s enthusiastic about Bunnell, Florida, as I was four years ago when I first came here. Yes! Yes! Yes! and more so. Came here sick; am well. Have not gotten rich, but have lost nothing. Some of the farmers around here raised immense crops of potatoes, and every thing else they planted this last year, and are tearing down bams and build ing bigger for the much bigger crop they expect to raise this coming year. Some of them are building fine new homes; buying autos and trucks, new carriages, and everything to make life pleasanter and more convenient. Laborers are here now building new roads and bridges in our new county, named Flagler. To give you an idea of the size of crops raised, I sat in “The Church Beautiful” (recently dedicated here in Bunnell, and of course paid for), and heard the leader say: “As our subject today is ‘Tithing’ or a giving of the tenth, which is the only Bible way to raise money for a church, we would be glad if the treasurer would give a report.” The report read like this: “Tithes, $600.00; Tithes $280.00, and so on, total $2,250.00.” It took my breath and, tho not a member of said church, “I spoke out in Meetin,” “Pray tell me how many hundred years have you been tithing to get such a sum?” “Just three months,” was the answer. “$1,150.00 was paid in during the month of June alone.” Did it not take some crop, the tithes of which came to such a sum? This church had only about thirty members, and only four or five families put out po tatoes, and they now have a big stand of com on the same ground the potatoes were raised on. The Flagler County Tribune, one of the best county papers in the state, stated that our friend, C. C. Jordon, had sold $200.00 worth of watermelons from onefourth acre of land. That item sounded "Fay Ellen" Home of Mr. and Mrs. Abbott pretty big to me, like some of the Florida fish stories, so 1 took myself out to friend Jordon’s to see if it were really true. Jingling the coin in his pocket, he said: “Yes, Mom! I had all that money right here in my pocket, and one hundred watermelons out there in the patch yet.” Charlie is a very truthful man, and 1 was compelled to believe it. He was going to put same ground in sweet potatoes, or rather, sweet potatoes in same ground. A man can take ten acres of this land, and if he has the money, can make a little paradise of his own; certainly he can work himself to death if he wants to, as one crop follows another the year round. Our Governor, Hon. Sidney J. Catts, has purchased near here, forty acres, which he will have cleared and will build himself a winter home. A number of wealthy men have bought in Flagler county, and will build palatial homes soon. One man says he will build the most beautiful home in Florida. He will go some if he does. We anticipate building a high school building, worthy of our “Biggest Little City in Florida.” Talk has been made of changing the name of our city to this, that or the other, but I believe in passing honors around and name it “Verdenius,” as you are com ing here soon to make your home, and have certainly done much for us and en couraged us to go on in the good work of making this a garden spot of the world. Since we came, the great Dixie high way -has stretched itself past our door. Beautiful homes have been and are being built from here to the ocean, six miles away—just a nice drive for a bath in the surf. A canal and lateral ditches has been surveyed and is now cleared and ready for digging of same. Then think of the immense crops. One thing we do need. A canning fac tory. If some one with a few hundred dollars would come here and start such a business, we are sure the farmers would raise all the truck he would need. As Bunnell* is the county seat now, we must also have a new court house. What we need most, however, is for men from the North, East, South and West, who own the land in this county, to come on down, clear, build, plant and help us build up our county fast, and not leave us that are here to build roads, bridges, ditches, etc., in other words, do the pioneering, and then come after we are dead and gone, and say, “We killed the bear.” Yes! indeed, always enthusiastic where Flagler county is concerned. Respectfully submitted, ALICE SCOTT ABBOTT. “PROSPERITY in the next twelve months will be greater than it ever has been in our history. You cannot prevent it if you try”—says: W. G. McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D. C. Take advantage of this prosperity and buy a farm in the Bunnell colony while you can. DOCTOR KNAPP’S SAFE FARM ING PROGRAM It Will Be Worth the While of Home Builder Readers to Keep This for Future Reference. Why will folks persist in following the single cropping system? A great deal has been said against the practice in recent years and a great deal more has been said about the results that follow it. It is at the root of most farms and rural social ills which exist at present. A great many men have worked for a solution of one or more of the results, but Dr. Bradford Knapp of the United States Department of Agriculture has submitted the formula which gets at the bottom of the trouble. P. H. Rolfs, dean of the University of Florida College of Agriculture, calls attention to Dr. Knapp’s safe farming program. This program has been published a great many times, but in view of the fact that single cropping exists it is worth publishing many times more: “1. A home garden for every farmer on the farm. Not less than a tenth of an acre for garden and half an acre for potatoes. And acre of sorghum or cane for the syrup of the family; the excess can be fed. “2. Produce corn enough to feed the people and the livestock on the farm for a year, with a little excess for safety. “3. Produce oats and other small grain to supplement the corn as food and conserve the soil in winter. “4. Produce hay and other forage crops sufficient to feed the livestock on the farm for one year, not forgetting the legumes which produce hay and enrich the soil. “5. Produce the meat for the family by increased attention to poultry and hogs. Plan to gradually increase and grade up the cattle and other livestock so as to consume the otherwise waste products and make the waste lands pro ductive. Not less than 25 hens for a renter and 50 for a land owner, 100 would be better. Set a standard of at least one sow for every tenant family and two for every owner, and breed them carefully and feed them well. Not less than two milk cows for every family, the cows properly bred and fed. “6. When the living has been pro vided, grow a money crop. If this is done there will always be a few eggs and chickens, a pig now and then, and oc casionally a steer for sale, and out of these surplus of sundry products let us pay the farm expenses.” This program will make for safe farm ing. It will relieve the necessity for bor rowing money and for “store credit.” It will enable farmers to bank money. It will provide a better living and conserve soil. It will make for a more prosperous and contented rural population. Dean Rolfs suggests that every farmer make preparations to follow the details of this plan. In Florida where the plant ing season lasts practically the year around it can be adopted at any -season. The best season of course is the earliest available, which is now.

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BUNNELL HOME BUILDER Every Day Happenings in and Around Bunnell as Contributed That Flagler County farmers will have the largest crop acreage this season that was ever planted here now seems assured. The old as well as the new farmers throughout the entire county are busy clearing new ground which will be planted this winter. Several large farms are be ing opened up all over the Bunnell Colony tract. An extra large acreage will be planted to Irish potatoes and in addition to this large acreages will be planted to beans, cabbage, celery, lettuce and strawberries. Much of the land is in much better condi tion than ever before which gives promise of the best crops this section has ever seen. Everything considered the coming sea son is a most promising one for Flagler County farmers. An unprecedented de mand for farm products seems certain and knowing their ability to produce the best the market affords, Flagler County farmers are naturally in an optimistic frame of mind concerning the coming sea son’s outlook. County Commissioner Z. G. Holland brought in one hundred and thirty pounds of lima beans Saturday which he sold for the neat sum of $19.50. Mr. Holland says he grew these beans on a small tract of land about twelve feet square. When it comes to taking in the cash for his produce Mr. Holland is always on the job and is very lucky in planting the variety that brings the highest price. Mr. C. V. Brown brought in a fine sheaf of rice which was grown on his farm on Sweetwater highway just south west of Bunnell. The rice was five feet in length and was fully headed. Mr. Brown says it was grown on new ground without any fertilizer. Mrs. A. E. Bent, was in Bunnell today making arrangements for seed and ferti lizer for the coming potato season. She will plant twelve acres to potatoes. That Mr. I. I. Moody believes in farm ing in Flagler County is demonstrated by the fact that he has contracted for the clearing of two hundred and forty acres in the Bunnell colony, which he ex pects to put under cultivation at once. He, together with Mr. I. L. Johnston, are having one hundred and sixty acres cleared which they expect to plant to potatoes. This piece of property is lo cated just west of the home of Mr. John ston and is considered to be among the best farming lands in Flagler. Mr. Moody, and Mr. B. M. Dowdy are having eighty acres cleared which they expect to plant to potatoes the coming season. This eighty acre tract is located just south of Codyville in that famous potato belt and when the next harvesting time arrives we can look for Messrs. Moody & Dowdy to load several cars of spuds at Codyville. Mr. M. C. Reynolds has just completed a nice dwelling house on his farm on the Moody Boulevard west of Bunnell. Mr. Wm. Gencen, of Hoboken, N. J., who is owner of a large tract of land on the Deen road just west of Bunnell, after spending several days on his place returned Monday to his home. It is the intention of Mr. Gencen to erect a magnificent home on his property this winter, which when completed will be one of the most modern homes in the State. He will install a complete system of water works, electric lights, sewerage, and, in fact it will be equipped with every thing that a home in a city could be equipped with. Mr. Gencen is a very wealthy manu facturer of Hoboken and is desirous of building a winter home that will meet the requirements of his family while in Florida, and with this idea in view, money will be no object in the construction of his winter home. He owns one hundred and sixty acres which he is having cleared and is opening up a large stock and poultry farm. The farmers of Flagler County are stocking up with some extra fine mules which they are purchasing from M. Stone. Mr. W. A. Mack purchased two span, Robert Moody, one span, and Mr. 0. C. Mosby, one, this week. Mr. Stone brought some extra fine mules to Bun nell recently. Mr. Booe of the Haw Creek farm west of Du Pont has purshased a Moreline Tractor which he will use in plowing, harrowing, hauling and many other different ways on his large farm on Haw Creek. The machine arrived Saturday and was driven out to the farm, where it was tried out and Mr. Booe reports that it is giving satisfaction. Mrs. Ray L. Hendricks and little daughter, of St. Augustine were the guests of Mr. Hendricks last Friday and Saturday they motoring back home Sat urday evening, Mrs. Hendricks will move to Bunnell just as soon as their house is completed. Mr. Hendricks is the new cashier of the Bunnell bank. AUTO NEWS Mr. L. M. Dixon has purchased a new Overland touring car, which he will use for pleasure while he is not busy in his dental parlors. Mr. W. H. Bacher has purchased a new Jeffries touring car. He, together with Mrs. Bacher and Mrs. Sullivan went up to Jacksonville Saturday, returning in the car Saturday evening. Mr. M. H. Milliken has joined the list of automobile owners, he having pur chased a Ford. Mr. 0. C. Mosby has purchased from M. S tone a fine cab which he uses in transporting his family from the farm to Bunnell and return. He advises all automobiles to give him the road when they hear him blow his horn, else they are liable to be run over. Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Vernal, of Concord, N. H ., arrived in Bunnell Tuesday eve ning and are stopping at the hotel. They own some valuable property near Ocean City which they contemplate inproving. They expect to make Flagler County their future home. Mr. and Mrs. E. Hance and daughter, Miss Mary, together with Mr. and Mrs. O. J Hance, of Jersey City, arrived in Bunnell Wednesday and will make this their future home. They own a nice twenty acre farm on Moody Road just south of the farm of Mr. Mack, which they will immediately put under cultivation. Mr. Hance is an experienced farmer. Mrs. Frances E. Burns accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Fosnaught and son, of Fort Wayne, Ind., arrived in Bunnell Monday. Mr. Fosnaught is the owner of a nice block of: lots in Bunnell which he values very highly. Mrs. Bums owns a block of lots in Bunnell and a ten acre tract near Ocean City. They expressed them selves as being highly pleased with Bun nell, Ocean City and Flagler County in general. Mr. Franz has completed his new bungalow on the Deen road just west of the town limits and has moved in. The building is very attractive both inside and outside and adds much to the beauty of that section. Mr. C. E. Sisco is making preparations to erect a building in which he will open a motion picture show just as soon as he can complete the building and install his equipment. Mr. C. A. Smith, together with Mr. W. H. Deen have purchased the Bunnell Garage & Auto Co. from Messrs. J. E. Jones and W. E. Kudrna, and have con solidated it with the Peoples Garage. They will continue to use both build ings, the building on Railroad street will be used for storage. The members of the Board of County Commissioners, together with County Attorney C. G. Varn and Clerk C. F. Turner, were treated to a royal fish dinner Mon day at the home of the chairman, Mr. George Moody, at Ocean City. The Board adjomed promptly at 11:30 o’clock and motored over to the beach in the large seven passenger Paige of Mr. Moody’s, where they were served with hot fish together with all that goes to make a fish dinner enjoyable, including “old-fashion” hospitality. Supervisor of Registration C. E. Sisco has just about completed his dwelling house on Lambert Avenue. The work on the construction of the beautiful bungalow of Mr. George Moody on the Moody Boulevard is being rushed to completion. 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me BUNNELL HOME BUILDER by our Bunnell Correspondent. During the Month Small lake, abounding in fish, on farm of Mr. Phillips, South of Bunnell L. A. Jett & Co. have almost completed the erection of a school building near the home of Mr. Ed. Johnson, at the canal, and one near the home of Mr. Hamilton, on Haw Creek. There will be erected immediately a large brick building between the Bunnell Garage and the new bank building. This building will have a 50 foot front with 100 foot depth. It will be leased to the Bunnell Hardware Company for a term of years. Within a short time the new bank building will be completed and ready for occupancy. The work has been de layed awaiting the arrival of pressed brick. This splendid bank building will be a great improvement to our town. The regular monthly meeting of the members of the Flagler County School Board was held last Saturday. The fac ulty of the Bunnell school met with the board at 9:00 o’clock, and at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon all the teachers of the county schools met with the Superin tendent of Public Instruction. The Bunnell school has a very large attendance this year. Professor Golden and his corps of assistants are taking the work up in a most satisfactory manner. We predict that this will be the most successful year in the history of the school. The City Fathers met in regular session Wednesday evening. After the usual routine of business, the Clerk was ordered to obtain prices from different manufacturers on four miles of six inch water mains and ninety feet of stand pipe, engineering pumps, etc., and will report at the next meeting, when the matter of bonding the town to furnish it with a complete and up-to-date water system will be taken up. The Flagler County Commissioners have leased the top floor of the old bank building, and will occupy same as soon as the new bank building is completed and the old building is vacated. Realizing the necessity of a bridge across the canal at Ocean City, Mr. Moody has encouraged a project where by the bridge can be constructed with out costing the county a cent. He plans to take the proceeds from the next twen ty lots sold at Ocean City and build a bridge across the canal. If you are in the market for an Ocean City lot, take the matter up at once with Mr. Verdenius, 108 So. LaSalle St.., Chicago, Illinois. Tuesday afternoon, immediately after school, twenty-five ladies met with the teachers to form a Parent-Teachers Association. By a vote of over seven to one, the Drys placed Flagler county in the list of Dry counties, last Tuesday, every precinct in the county voting a majority for the Drys. The Bunnell Ice, Light and Water Co. has just erected a new building and has installed a new twenty-five horse power oil burner Fairbanks-Morse engine of the Y type. The new service began Wednesday night and indications are that it will be entirely satisfactory. A company composed of Mrs. B. A. Coon, Perry Bugbee and Howard Gau have organized what is known as the Florida East Coast Fisheries with head quarters at Ocean City. It is the intention of this company to furnish Bunnell with all the fish they need and to also ship to the northern markets. Workmen are very busy building a bridge across Haw Creek, near the Du Pont farms. PATRIOTIC BUNNELL Mr. P. Stucky, one of the pioneer set tlers of Flagler county, was in town Wed nesday accompanied by his two sons, William and Ivey. Since locating in Flagler county Mr. Stucky has accumulated a large herd of cattle which he sold this week for $30,000.00. Feeling that it was his patriotic duty to support the government in the world war in every way that he can he sent his two boys up to Jacksonville to enlist in the navy and placed an order with the Bunnell State Bank for thirty thousand dollars’ worth of the next issue of Liberty Bonds. If the people of the United States would follow the example of Mr. Stucky it would be only a short while until the kaiser would be more than willing to throw up the sponge. Corporal F. W. White, of the United States Recruiting Service, arrived in Bun nell Saturday and is located at the Halcy on. He is here for the purpose of re cruiting young men for the different branches of the army. Messrs. G. W. Durrance, Jr., and Arn old Silcox left Tuesday for Columbia, S. C., where they go to join the United States army. Messrs. William Jones and Daniel Drew, two of Bunnell’s young men who joined the U. S. Navy some time ago, left Jacksonville Sunday for Charleston where they entered active service Monday morn ing as radio electricians. Mr. Floyd Brown has enlisted in the Quartermaster Corps of the U. S. army. He joined in Jacksonville last Friday and left immediately for Ft. Scriven, Ga., where he entered training. Some of our successful farmers—Picture taken on a Sunday afternoon at Mr. Sczudlo's farm

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6e BUNNEL HOMLE BUILDER FLORIDA, AS VIEWED BY TWO DIFFERENT MEN Who Can Judge Most Intelligently, the Actual Resident or the Casual Visitor ? 01 FLORIDA Mr. 0&aa*i4r who rctureed fiom Florida a faw weeks age gar* us a littla information that we believe shoali be gives to our readers especially those who anticipate leaving the grand eld state of leva for Jlorida. He ad vises one aere the peerest land in Iewa is better and more valuable than ten acres of the best land in the entire state of Florida. The land in the latter state is principally eut over pine timber land,'the soil being sand with little real soil and that to raise any crops at all means a yearly expense for fertilizing which eosts more than the land is really worth and this has te be done every year if any crop is t o be raised all. Mr. Cassidy advises the country down there is over run with real estate men who entice the buyers from the north and north east who after buying and giving this land a try eut in a year or two throw up the sponge and the land is again on the market for a new live one who generally shows np and who goes through the same experi ence as his many predecessors. Mr. Oassaidy says the climate is fine during the winter, but out side of the climate Florida is a failure. His ndviso is to stay in Iowa whore the soil has been proven and there is nothing bet ter in the world. yquetft jextinguish.ee le increase. A Letter From Florida Bonnell, Fla., June 1, 1917. — Mr' Kelley filler, Farmington,'IowaDear Sir: Your letter at hand and contents iret&d will say that the gentleman has no grounds for makmg any such statements. I have lived here five years I started in with nothing, and my net sales on potatoes a-lone al ready this year is over $12,00(5 00 and I only have 50 acres of that no account sand that he tell of There has, been over $4 000,000 worth of potatoes sold in this county alone this year.' You tell that man that I can make more money on ten acres of this land than he can on a 100 acre of his Iowa land. Now I know what I am talking about'for I know Iowa like a book I have came as near freezing to death there and just across the line in Martin Co Minn., as I wanted. I would not give my little home in Florida for the whole State of Iowa if if I had to go there to live and I am not talking to sell land, for I have no land to' sell. It is true we use fertilizer here, but it pays to use it. My farm will net me this year clear of all expense over $300 per acreCome to Florida and see for yourself. I am Most respectfully, W. A. Mac#’ In du{ W.R OS Tel Demand for Dwelling Houses is Growing Somewhat over a year ago Mr. Kelley Miller, of Farmington, Iowa, purchased a farm in the Bunnell colony. Last spring the editor of the Farmington Advertiser published a letter from a Mr. Cassiday, which we reproduce herewith. When Mr. Miller read this letter, he mailed a copy of the paper containing same to Mr. W. A. Mack, who has fifty acres of land in our colony, and asked Mr. Mack’s opin ion of Mr. Cassiday’s letter. Mr. Mack’s reply was published in Mr. Miller’s home paper, and we also reproduce it herewith. No doubt both letters will be read with a great deal of interest by all the readers of the HOME BUILDER, and especially by our buyers. Let us take it for granted that the writers of these two letters, Mr. Cassi day and Mr. Mack, are both intelligent and sincere men. THEN WHY THE DIFFERENCE OF OPINION? It is simply this, because one man is living at Bunnell, Florida, and has lived on his farm for almost six years, and therefore has gained his knowledge first hand and from experience; while the other man has only seen the state from the standpoint of a tourist, perhaps large ly from the window of a Pullman car, or perchance has spent a few weeks at a winter resort in Florida, or has read in the newspapers stories of Florida land frauds and failures. Each of these two men, it may be said, represents 50% of the population of our country. Half have had practical experi ence—the other have had none. The writer wishes to say that he has lived in the West, the Middle West, and in Florida. He admits there is worth less land in Florida as there is worthless land in all the other states in which he has lived, but Florida possesses thousands of acres of fertile soil that await the men who are able and willing to bring splendid results therefrom. Florida possesses both attributes to success— SOIL and CLIMATE, and with these combined, the Florida farmers are obtain ing three and four crops every year. The Florida farmer today makes more money from his land, he makes it easier and enjoys life better than the farmer in any other part of the United States or Canada. I should like to meet Mr. Cassiday, and I should like to ask him just this one question, and that is: Why, when the last census was taken, did it show that Iowa was the only state in the Union which had a decrease in population, while Florida in that same period of time had an in crease of over fifty per cent ? I wish to emphasize that we would not think of intimating that the great state of Iowa is worthless, for we know better than to make such a foolish statement, but we are proud of the fact that we are broad enough to see much good in every state in the Union. It is fortunate that we all have differ ent ideas and different tastes, but we are sorry for the narrow-minded pessi mist who cannot see at least some good everywhere. That Bunnell is in need of more dwelling houses was thoroughly demon strated Tuesday when five different people were in Bunnell wanting to rent houses and could not find a vacant house in the town. We have had applications to rent seven more houses since, but had to tell the applicants that every house in Bunnell was full. It is up to somebody to start a building and loan association and help the property owners build some dwelling houses or Bunnell will get a set back this winter. We have been informed by several of the moneyed men of Bunnell that they will take stock in an association if we can get a man who knows the business to take some of the stock and conduct the business. This is a fine opportunity for some man to start a good paying business. If you know of anyone who can handle it, advise him of this opportunity and let’s get the houses to going up. People in the North are writing to Bunnell every day wanting to rent houses for this winter. People who want to go in business in Bunnell are writing for both business and dwell ing houses. We have them not, some thing must be done.

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me BUNNELL HOME BUILDER FLORIDA FARMERS WILL RECEIVE HIGH PRICES FOR COMING CROPS MR. B. TROJANOWSKI KORONA SETTLER WHO HAS BOUGHT FORTY ACRES OF ADDI TIONAL LAND, TELLS WHY HE IS SO SATISFIED IN THE BUNNELL COLONY. Dear Mr. Verdenius: I have seen letters in the HOME BUILDER, from time to time, written by different people living in the Korona colony, so I thought I would write you and tell you how we are getting along in Korona. I am very much pleased with the re sults of my efforts this last year. If I had raised nothing else but a crop of Irish potatoes, I would have no cause for com plaint, as every acre of land I planted to potatoes brought me over $300.00 to the acre, but besides that I have raised on that same land a nice crop of com and cowpeas. We call the people who have been liv ing in the colony two or three years, the “old settlers,” and I can say that all the old settlers are very much satisfied and like the country here better every day, and almost everyone, without exception, has bought more land since they have arrived in the colony and have seen the great possibilities of this county. I my self bought forty acres more, twenty-five acres of which I have cleared, and if everything goes well, I hope to plant thirty acres to Irish potatoes this winter. Almost every week some*new settlers come to settle on their land. I receive letters quite often from northern people asking me for information about our colony, and a great number have written me that they are coming to settle on their land this fall. I am convinced that any man who is willing to work cannot make a mistake by buying a farm in our colony. I can speak from experience, I am very much pleased with the Korona colony in particular and with Flagler county and the state of Florida in general. Yours sincerely, B. TROJANOWSKI, Box 51, DuPont, Florida. That the coming season will be the most prosperous for the Florida trucker and farmer there is no doubt, as the United States is short on all kinds of canned vegetables and the demand for fresh vegetables this winter is going to be enormous. The following interview between Mr. W. B. Powell, secretary New Port Richey Board of Trade, and one of the best informed wholesale men of the state, will give you an idea of the con ditions as they are in the Northern mar kets: “Florida is in line this winter to make millions of extra dollars. Shoo the farm ers from the store boxes to the soil; en tice the boy from Kelly pool to the back yard. “Plant truck stuff and mpre truck stuff. “Don’t let up on the subject for a day. Let every newspaper in the state chime in the chorus. “I interviewed one of the best informed wholesale men in the state this day and he tells me astounding facts: “That the canning season of the North is over; “The jobbers have less than 50 per cent of the stock on hand that they had this time last year; “That the retail merchants are not overstocked—in fact, have only normal supplies on hand; “That a number of the largest packers have withdrawn their quotations on canned products, and that others are quoting prices on less than 10 per cent of the various varieties of canned goods; “That this country never saw such a condition in the canned goods trade and that it is barely possible that it will be remedied with a twelve-month; “I asked him the why of such unnatur al conditions which came upon this coun try unawares. “He said: ‘You are feeding two conti nents, mainly. We are exporting mil lions of tons of food stuffs, but home consumption has enlarged.’ “ ‘The man who was getting $1.25 to $2 a day for his labor in previous years— when he did have work — is now getting from $3 to $5 a day, and even greater sums. He is living up to his means. He rose beyond the stage of a truck patch in his backyard or on a vacant lot. The farmer boy has left the farm and gone to work in the city and the truck patch back on the farm has suffered for lack of labor.’ “ ‘It is a condition, not a theory, that confronts the United States.’ “ ‘There is barely enough canned goods to go around this winter—there will be actual vegetable want by next spring.’ “ ‘It is up to Florida and California and a few other far-Southern states to supply the demand for fresh vegetables until the next fruiting season in the North.’ “It is a big contract. “Half of the contract falls upon Flor ida. “Fifty million people are looking to wards Florida for its daily allowance of cabbage and beans and potatoes and tomatoes and all other vegetables. <• “Fifty million people are shaking as many million of dollars in our faces and daring us to rise to the emergency. “Plant, plant, plant! “Do not hesitate because of low prices for truck stuff in previous years. Those were lean years in the North, with busi ness conditions upset—when the lobster palaces of New York were selling pork and beans to brokers instead of rich foods garnished with jewels. “Prosperity is in the air in the North and East and West. “Prosperity is in our grasp. “Get busy and tickle the soil. “Newspapers must preach truck; com mercial bodies must gather the farmers together and tell them they must plant truck stuff, and it would not be amiss to preach it from the school and from the pulpits. Let us preach from now on the gospel of Good Times through the agency of the soil.” Scene on farm of Mr. Michalski in Korona, who realized $1,286.00 from less than four acres of Irish potatoes

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BUNNELL HOME BUILDER Flagler County, Florida, Business Man Writes Interesting Letter to Montana Farmer Extracts from a Letter, Showing the Many Advantages Our Farmers in Flagler County Have Over the Farmers in Western States, Which Will Be of Much Interest to the Readers of the HOME BUILDER. We have many advantages here that you haven’t got in Montana, or any of the Northern states. I think that I am competent to speak on this point for I’m a western man myself, having lived there nearly thirty years of my life,—nineteen years in Nebraska and ten years on the Pacific coast. I am fairly well acquainted with the Great West, and haven’t a word to say against any of it. Those who like it can stay there, so far as I am con cerned, but as for me and my family, the rest of our days will be spent in Florida, the most beautiful state in the entire South. Now what do I mean by advantages? Well, in a country where you can get help for instance, you are better off than in a country where you can’t get help,— And, the easier you can get that help the better you are off. Isn’t that so ? We get a lot of help down here from Mother Nature. She doesn’t do all our work for us, but she helps the Farmer more especially, than any other class. Yes, she helps the Farmer “Powerfully,” as they say it down here. In the first place she gives him MORE GROWING DAYS than in any other state. Why, here we grow things the year around. Here it is always seed time and harvest. Every month in the year you plant some thing; and every month you harvest something. That’s the first great ad vantage,—THREE CROPS A YEAR, as against one crop a year in Montana. 365 growing days in a 365 day year, as against half or even less growing days in the North. That’s the first great ad vantage. MARKETS.—Good markets is another advantage; and, the best transportation facilities to these markets. Quick and rapid transportation to New York, to Philadelphia and all the great Atlantic Seaboard cities by WATER as well as by RAIL,—that’s another advantage. It keeps the rates down. So we have here the maximum growing days to make crops in; the largest markets in America close by and the best transportation fa cilities to them by WATER as well as by RAIL, which insures low rates for all time to come. But that is not all. We have the best soil, the most productive land in the South if you will select it in the Haw Creek Country. I need not tell you that all land in Florida is not productive. You know that there is some poor land in every state. We have some mighty “sorry” land in Florida; but you are not interested in that. We know where the good land is, which will interest you. It is in the Haw Creek Country. CLIMATE is another great advantage here,—climate for men and women and for little children, as well as for crops. It’s a pleasure to live in this climate, in the great out-doors, every month in the year. You and I who have lived in the Northwest and who have experienced some of the terrible winter weather, know that this is an advantage worth talking about. RAINFALL,—a plentiful supply of moisture to make crops is another. We have fifty inches of rain annually here; it comes from the clouds, well distributed throughout the year. We have no dry season and no wet season, as this is known on the Pacific coast. We have occasional showers throughout the year, be it in July or in Jan uary, in March or in September, or at any other time or season of the year. Occasional showers throughout the whole year which bring us a total of about fifty inches of water per annum. Enough to insure crops, without one cent of cost for irrigation. But, if we want irrigation in addition to what Mother Nature pro vides, all we have to do is to sink a well 200 to 300 feet deep and we have a neverfailing spring of the purest water you ever saw. A four to six inch well will give a flow of from 200 to 500 gallons per minute. The cost is from one to two dollars per foot. What a great advan tage is this. Every man can own his own system of irrigation at so small a cost and be absolutely independent so far as the water supply is concerned. GOOD ROADS,—another. We have the Dixie Highway passing through our lands. A fine brick road from our colony lands to Jacksonville, north, and brick and macadam of various types south to Miami. Here is the automobile paradise. Strike the National Highway, and away you go to Ancient St. Augustine, 40 miles distant, in an hour if you like, but you better take two hours for it and see the many, many beautiful farms along the way. Farms that $200.00 per acre would not buy,—yes, farms that produced this season more than that amount in a single crop of Irish potatoes. And, that will very likely produce the same amount next season; but even if they don’t pro duce the maximum amount every year, they are good for a hundred dollars per acre profit every year, in normal timles. These Farms produced more money this past season than any other farms in America ever produced. That is a broad statement to make, but it is susceptible of easy proof. When I tell you that these farms produced an average of between three hundred and four hundred dollars per acre from the Irish Potato Crop alone, I am telling you the exact truth. Statis tics will show that Four Million Dollars was paid to the farmers of St. Johns county alone, which is the county that we lived in up to July 1st, when we got a new county for ourselves called Flag ler county,—yes, four million dollars for 12,000 acres of potatoes. As the fellow says, you can’t beat that unless you cheat. No other land of a similar acreage or area in any other county in any other state in the Union ever made so much money for the farmers. It’s a record of which we are justly proud and you can’t blame us for shouting these facts from the housetops, for they are facts. Come and see, we don’t expect to sell you a “pig in a poke,” we have the “goods” to show you when you come on the ground. A man with the capital you have don’t need to take any chances; he don’t need to guess at the proposition; he can come here himself and personally satisfy his mind that we have all the advantages here set down. I have not said anything about recre ation and sport.The ocean beach is a delightful place to spend a few hours in rest and recreation. Our streams and lakes are filled with the choicest-eating fish,—trout and bass, and bream and other varieties abound. And our woods are filled with game; squirrels, and turkey and quail; also deer and bear in certain places. So the hunter and fisherman can find in this country many an opportunity for sport in this line. Live-stock does well here, especially hogs and cattle. There are a few sheep here too that are making their owners a good deal of money now days. We have good markets for all kinds of live-stock at Jacksonville, where Armour & Co. have a large packing house. Poultry and bees do well here too, where they have proper care and atten tion. and turn out money for those in the business. The best undeveloped land in this part of Florida is now selling for from $30.00 to $50.00 per acre; while improved farms are selling at one hundred and up. You can buy unimproved land here and make a farm as good as the best in the county out of it .... it will pay you best to buy unimproved land and improve it yourself. In this way you can get the best there is in land at a minimum price. MEN! MEN! MEN! Does this statement fit your case ? Be honest with yourself. “For most men life is a modified reign of fear Three fears get up with them in the morning and go to bed with them at night They do not confess to one another that they are afraid, but their wives know. First —The fear of the loss of the job. Second —The fear of bad health. Third —The fear of dependent old age. ” (American Magazine) What can you do to insure yourself against these three fears ? Buy a farm in the Bunnell colony and do it I10W without another day s delay You cannot make a mistake if you secure a farm in the Haw Creek section of the Bunnell colony.