Land o' Manatee

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Land o' Manatee
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Bradenton, Fla
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Lighting Equipment Is Purchased For Christine Roof Memorial Hospital

SSun City Studios Which Are Destined Provides Modern Accessories For

To Play Leading Role In 1926 Effort Care And Comfort Of Its Patients

C. H. France, general manager of
studios and production for the Sun City
::!i:'- Holding company, returned Monday from
S'a. trip!'to New York City, where he went
S, on a mission with an assignment to pur-
chase lighting equipment for the studios
S at Sun City and to arrange for distribu-
tion of pictures to be produced there.
Mt. France also had in charge prelim-
inary ararngements through which a noted
: : author is to write a series of stories that
are 'to be adapted to the screen for Sun
Installation of equipment is to be rushed
as soon as it arrives, and will be adequate,
Mr.. France says, for production from the
I ... smallest to the largest.
i.* Mr; France is enthusiastic in contern-
":.: plation of prospects for the industry at
'' Sun;City in which he has an abiding
faithcl An experienced producer, Mr
i,.". rance came to Bradenton a year ago.
:.. He -was immediately Impressed with the
i possibilities of a great moving picture en-
terprise in this part of Florida, where he
early discovered that conditions are ideal
for.producing effects with the camera. He
.;." was-commissioned by the county to make
;:. a series of pictures depicting industries and
i '. ural.. activities in Manatee county, which
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have been produced through the country. I
With promotion of the great project at
Sun City, Mr France cast his lot and his
experience with the enterprise in the be.
ginning, and has been gratified by seeing
constructed there what is said to be the
finest single studio in the United States.
Conditions in the moving picture in-
dustry, Mr. France asserts, are most satis-
factory, and he predicts that 1926 pro-
duction will exceed that of any former
year, an activity in which Sun City is to
participate. Not only in volume, but in
quality, this producer asserts the year 1926
to surpass all former years.
According to moving picture experts
the finest single unit studio on the
American continent has just been com-
pleted at Sun City on the Little Mana-
tee river, which is to be a leading Florida
moving picture city.
No expense has been spared in making
this studio modem in every respect to
meet the requirements of the most dis-
ciiminating producers in the country.
This studio is adequate for the ac-
commodation of three companies all work-
ing at the same time on different pictures.
The equipment that has been ordered is
the most modern and complete obtain-

Christine Roof Memorial hospital, D.
R. Roof's most noteworthy contribution
to Bradenton and Manatee county, is now
completed. 7"' "-mal opening will be
before the first of the year, it la '-`. .4
and in the meantime the institution has
rendered service under direction of Dr.
John R. Bowling, chief surgeon who re-
linquished a remunerative position of
honor in Columbia, South Carolina, hos-
pitals to assume charge of the Bradenton
institution because of continued invitations
by Mr. Roof whose confidence in the
surgeon's skill and executive ability caused
his selection for the position.
Dr. and Mrs. Bowling have residence
apartments in the hospital, and are com-
fortably settled while certain delayed

The developers of Sun City are san-
motion picture stars of the first magni-
guine that the present season will find
rude embracing the opportunities offered
at this studio and will during the coming
season produce features of the highest
Sun City has contracted for and will
immediately erect its own light plant. It
is expected to be completed within sixty
days, and pictures will then be made on a
large scale at Sun City. Negotiations are
now pending with leading producers with
the view of bringing permanent companies
to Sun City.
Sun City is in a beautiful location and
is ideal for motion picture production, be-
1in well located and in ea-v access to
Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton anj
other South Florida towns.
Large sums of money are beinZ spcn.
to make Sun City an ideal home and bus.
ness city with a payroll which insures it-.
future prosperity. Development work has
gone ahead at a rapid pace.
J. H. Meyer, sales director of Sun City,
announces that immediately following the
holidays unusual activities will character-
ize the expansion decided upon and pr.c'
dicta, early achievements, which will be
most pleasing not only to those in:cres:ed
in Sun City but to the entire Gulf Coas;
section of Florida. Negotiations have re-
suited in arrangements being perfected
whereby moving pictures of the highest
class will be made at the Sun City studio
at an early date.

Ieoninment of the hosnital wards which

has been delayed by embargoes is being
The hospital is a memorial to Christine
Roof, daughter of D. R. Roof, who, had
she iLveU", would. now be fifteen years of
age. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ro-T-iie-Ttense' -
ly interested in the institution and its
equipment and service, and no expense
and care has been spared in providing the
hospital with every available utility for
the scientific care of patients.
Three graduate nurses of Columbia will
be of the nurses in Bradenton. Resident
nurses however are to be of the staff,
and physicians of Bradenton and the
river cities are to be invited to avail
themselves of the accommodations of the
The new building with thirty-five beds
and annex for colored patients with the
same quality of equipment and service as
the main hospital, is ideally situated for
its purpose, of West Manatee avenue I:.
than one block, and fronting on Poinsettia
avenue just beyond the western city limits.
The building is of the tile and stucco
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Pirate's GoldEndows Snug Harbor

As Refuge for Disabled Sailors

Thanks to the black flag, disabled damming at some seaside village; but
American seamen may live now like lords you would never suppose so to hear them
Not merely all the comforts of holoe talk at Snug Harbor. There the high
awaits them, but the luxuries of a club emprise of the Seven seas runs like a
Thuawaits justified, but the piracal death's head silver thread through all the conversation.
Thus is justified the piratical death' b ead Thro illar h hrs h
at the mast of on: of our outstanding 'here you wl learn the charms the
early colonists; the fortune amassed Every man of them is living his ife over
through his depredat',ns and his thrift treacheries and the cruelties of the waves.
became the foun rdation of the richest in. again but he is living only that part of it
stbecame the foundation of its kind in the worldichest which he spent in an ocean going or, at

I ri stitution of its kind in the world. h les, deptae gon ship.
least, deep-water going ship.
SNo very complete record remains of the Even a dub, with spacious and beauti.
cutlass and saber wielded by Thomas R. ful grounds sloping down to the sea, may
Randall, sailor of fortune. He died grow monotonous to men habituated to
peaceably enough in New York, not with acve lives. So such of these old fellows
sudden violence at Tyburn, nor in a as are hearty enough prefer to find some
S boarding party. No one, not even the work to do. They potter about the gar.
officials of the beneficent institution his dens and the lawns and is the farm
lawlessness made pdsible, denies that he fields; they wait on the mess table, they
was a pirate; but it is impossible to enliven do derical work, sweep the halls and do
this narrative with authentic pieces of errands for the physicians. Tobacco
eight, or to darken it with an actual skull is supplied to them, and before
and cross bones. We know only that the advent of the eighteenth
Robert Richard Randall, his son, merchant amendment a ration of liquor was theirs.
and master mariner, took .good care of Whiskey is prescribed now only for medi-
the fortune his father had bequeathed to cinal purposes. But with a man's hp.
him, and perhaps augmented it. and board jifovi-ded; with his laundry
When the son died in _1801, his will, done for him, with magazines and books
drawn by Alexander Hamilton, made and movies at his hand, with tobacco
modest bequests to certain nieces and aplenty supplied, what can he do with
nephews, gave his shoe buckles and knee money? Well, he can lay it thriftily by;
buckles to a companion, his gold watch he can send Christmas presents to his
to an overseer, his gold sleeve buttons to folks; he can have at least the pleasure
a housekeeper-with small sums to each of earning it, and of knowing that he's
of them-and provided that the bulk of not useless in this world.
his estate should be used to found Sailors Old Cap'n Fredrick Williams occupies
Snug Harbor. That fortune, being mostly his time making ship models, some of
in Manhattan realty, has grown to 30 which he sells. In the office of the gov-
millions. ernor of Snug Harbor there is a dainty
It was nearly a century and a quarter array of them, all the way from the skip-
ago that the bachelor son of the old jack through the sloop, yawl, cutter, lug-
pirate died. It was more than a quarter ger, schooner, brigantine and barkentine
of a century before his beneficence be- to the full rigged vessel. Cap'n Williams
came operative. For thirty years the will whittles every piece of wood with loving
was in litigation, owing to a contest by a hands, from truck to keelsoon; he rigs
group which claimed to be heirs to Cap- every sail and strings every stay and hal-
tain Randall;. and it was not until 1831 yard. He has a high old time doing it,
that the supreme court of the United you may be sure, and takes a deal of
States, by a vote of three to two upheld pride in the graceful miniature fleet which
the testament, graces the governor's quarters. And yet
The realty which Captain Randall left there is a murmurous discontent about
was a 20 acre farm on Manhattan island, him. You ask him why.
west of fifth avenue and south of tenth 'Taint like the real thing," he
street. An enormous department store, grumbles.
some skyscrapers and scores of smaller Every man who goes to Snug Harbor
business buildings and dwellings now is, in effect, a hospital case. The will
stand upon the site, which is increasing provided that it should be established
every year in value. No part of it has "for the purpose of maintaining and sup-
been sold or. mortgaged. Sailors' Snug porting aged, decrepit and wornout
Harbor could not be placed on ground sailors." The man who seeks refuge there
so opulent. It is on Staten Island, which may be only 50 years old, although that
lies to the south of Manhattan Island. seldom happens; as a rule they are nearer
Here nearly eight hundred men, who three score and ten. The trustees ask
have gone down to the sea in ships, have only proof that they are, or have been,
found sanctuary in their old age. Here American sailors on the seas or the Great
captains are as common as colonels in Lakes, and that they are unable any longer
Kentucky. Not only sailors of the ocean to earn a livelihood. Men from the Great
but decrepit mariners from the Great Lakes are admitted under a special resolu-
Lakes may gain entrance; and although tion, for, of course, old Captain Randall
some of them have been broken and bat. could not surmise that these bodies of
tered by spending lifetime on the high water-if he knew anything about them
seas, there are others who, in their, ad, -ever would become the scene of a
venturous youth, made only a voyage to thriving ship-borne traffic. If the Harbor
Madagascar or to the far East, perhaps were to become overcrowded the sailors
': two or three such voyages, before dry from the Lakes would be excluded.
: land called them back again. Such as There are three pretentious hospitals
..j- ese have found a livelihood on sailing at Snug Harbor, for the reception of new-
a:.'. cft about our harbors, or perhaps on comers and to care for those who remain
..' coastwise vessels, or perhaps merely invalid or who beoipe ill. As a rule

stretches down to the Lower Bay. The
church was built at a cost of $300,000,
but would cost probably 3-4 million dol-
lars to replace today. Sometimes Presby-
terian, sometimes Episcopalian services
,have been conducted there, but full free-
dom of religious belief is permitted to the
men; and a stipend is made for a nearby
Catholic priest.
Nearby is a music hall, where motion
pictures are shown twice a week in win-
ter and once a week in summer, and there
: a'jeLreatioBrhall, which was built at a
cost of $130,000, where the men may play
cards, swim, shoot billiards, lounge and
read magazines and books and newspapers.
All the dormitories are connected by
covered passageways, so they need not be
exposed to the weather in going to their
meals or visiting one another. As for the
meals, they are provided largely from the
farm on the grounds, and are such as
any city dweller, hardened to vegetables
two days old and to cold storage eggs,
might well envy.
A bronze statue of Captain Randall,
done by St. Gaudens,- stands in the.
'grounds, and beneath it lies the body of
the sailors' benefactor. "Charity never
faileth," says an inscription; "its memorial
is immortal." There is a marble bust of
him in one of the halls.
Captain Randall's farm -to be exact,
consisted of twenty one acres, thirty-four
perches, and 132 feet. In this day and
time even inches in that part of Manhat-
tan are worth noting. There were, in
addition, as part of his bequest, four lots
down-town, with a small block of 3 per
cent stocks and more than $6,000 in 6
per cent stocks. The farm he had bought
for 5,000 pounds from John Jay, Isaac
Roosevelt and Alexander Hamilton, all
three of whom helped make the history
of this United States: and they in turn had
bought it from Baron Poelnitz, Frederick
Charles Hans Bruno. The pounds in
which would have been worth about
On the farm stood a handsome man-
sion, which had been erected by Lieu-
tenant Governor (for a time acting gov-
ernor) Andrew Eliott of New York
province. It was 1780 that he was acting
governor. He was a son of Sir Gilbert,
lord chief justice and clerk of Scotland.
The governor was a man of means, and
Captain Randall lived in the mansion in
great style. It lay well to the north it
the business section of the colonial city
where, on what is now Wall street, Cap
tain Kidd once owned a home.
In 1771 Capt. Robert Richard Randall
became a member of the Marine Society
in New York and in 1778 a member of
the. Chamber of Commerce. It is clear

there are about one hundred and thirty
men in them, and there are four resi-
dent physicians with staffs of nurses to
look after them. There are eight dormi-
tories,' cottages for the doctors and the
governor, a church, a music hall, a ceme-
tery and a farm. There is a generating
plant for electricity. With the exception
of the water supply, which comes from
without, the community is self-sustaining.
The present site was purchased in May
1831, and consisted of one hundred and
thirty acres of excellent land, rolling and
well watered, to which fifty acres were
subsequently added. It lies along the Kill
von Kuyl-the strip of water separating
Staten Island from New Jersey-and



ihursclay, December 24, 19y".:.:.:':?

those days on account of his father's .;:'
unsavory memory. And it is natural that":;'"
the son, when he came to plan his astlum:.if.;
for sailors should think of these 6garii-
zadtiona. His l states was bequeathed, in *:
fact, to the president of the Chamber of Z "
Commerce and 'to the president and vice
president of the Marine Society; as; web1.'.-7.:
as to these official,.-yith -their successors'/;-':-'.:.
forever: The chancelbr of the stati the.., ,
mayor and recorder of NewYork andri:i!'
the senior ministers of the Episcopal a nd -'.
Presbyterian churches in the city. These ..
constitute a body of trustees, and they -.
have numbered many distinguished men--.,,"&
in their personnel during nearly a. cen,.''*',
tury; while there is a subordinate salaried ''.i
board consisting of president, comptroller .'
and secretary, and deputy comptroller, ::.
which has the active administration of the .. :
institution, and supervises the activities .' .
of the governor, chaplain, physicians,-. .
commissary and so on. ..::.,:.
No human institution is perpetual,..:'"
however fondly old Captain Randall:.
hoped his harbor for sailors might 'e?"::
But he chose wisely, when he had Alex-"..; 'J
ander Hamilton draw his will. The oli' -'&.
pirate left a sum reckoned as substantial .
in his day; and it has increased at such- .
a race that no other institution for' the ..:
care of sailors on the globe can boast of ':
such a wonderful foundation as this.

Barges To Bring
Freight Direct To
Cities Of Manatee.. :

Chamber of commerce and shippers of": '"
Bradenton and Palmetto are perfecting'."
plans by which barge transportation fibrom :.:..
Tampa may be established as a meanslof.. *
relieving freight congestion, and as,.as ::
immediate solution of the problem of?'
dearth of building material, scarcity of: :
which has retarded developments and con- .
struction enterprises in the river cities ....:
Representatives of Moore & McCor- ..'': "
mack company of New York have con- b'
fered with chamber of commerce at Bra- ...
denton and Palmetto. The company is .
operating a line of freight steamships be- ..Y
tween New Orleans and Tampa, and pro ..'i
pose to bring freight on barges direct :'?:
from Tampa to Manatee river points. ...:
Construction of a contemplated new ::;-
city dock at Bradenton will make such :i':.
an arrangement feasible, and in the mean- .:?
time shipments may be received at Pal- ...
metto dock.

Speed Forecast
In Building Of
Tamiami Bridge ,

Dr. Fons A. Hathaway, chairman of
the state road department, in an address .,Ok
before Manatee River Kiwanis dub em-
phasized a belief that greater speed than i,,
has been evident will be made in work *
of construction work on the state bridge
across Manatee river between Bradefiton
and Palmetto. .
Concessions from the railroads in mat-
ter of shipment of materials is promised.
Contractor C. P. Lytle has now little
more than one and oni-half years in
which to complete the million dollar '.l
structure. ."
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u.. Thursday, December 24, 1925 LANi 0'

President Brorein Sends Greetings

On Installation Of Automatic Dial
Telenhone System In Land o'Manatee

S Automatic service of Bradenton, Mana-
i; tee and aPlmetto telephone system went
into effect at midnight last Saturday night,
as had been promised by W. U. Lathrop,
S district superintendent for the territory
c; ,...:omprising Manatee and Palmetto coun-
,..i... :"' "ties.
tiSiiii. ' It was a time of triumph for the dis-
trict superintendent and of gratification
):! .on the part of subscribers.
Wt:. ".G. Brorein, president and general
1i:1. manager of the Peninsular Telephone
;' company, who was absent from the home
;- office in Tampa on a business mission in
S New York, sent greetings in which he
:..' said:
'%W: "e are unusually proud of this latest
:. step in the expansion of our growing sys-
S... :tem for, nearly twenty five years ago, the
r" ... Peninsular Telephone Company had its
'" beginning in the Bradenton and Palmetto
..........'-' stages. The local system here was the
: ir:.:.:first property of the newly formed com-
;: pany, and our first telephone service was
5.:: .. given, to the residents of these districts,
: more than a year before our Tampa ex-
ehange was in operation.
,,.. "It seems particularly fitting that we
i'shhould celebrate our first quarter century
:'. of service by the inauguration here of the
'i.. most modern telephone system known to
i:.:-:. the art. In reality, we feel that this step
.: ': is the opening of another chapter, and in
*jj:.:iestablishing the new system, we have in-
'..vested about $350,000 in the future of
: Bradenton, Palmetto and Manatee. It is
..:...:.u. ~our pose to do our part in building
-,,; further for the wonderful city of the fu-
:;:-.;::"..ture of the banks of the Manatee which
i::.. s sure to come.
i!::: "Looking backward, it hardly seems
I;:.:twenty-five years since a small group of
.':":" pioneers first came into the land of Mana-
r:. tee,.' seeking an opening in their chosen
...::...vocation. As a result of that visit, the
.::.;... newly formed Peninsular Telephone Co.,
S purchased; in May, 1901, the property of
.I.,. the, 4Gulf Coast Telephone Company,
-' which operated less than seventy-five
ti"::, phoness in Bradenton and Palmetto and
...i..."a an-too-certain toll line extending south
.:..":.."from Sarasota. Mr. W. U. Lathrop, now
P:i!.s:;,,.'.'i- -our district superintendent, took over the
Sl^ exchanges and has the distinction of being
Ni'":,?.our first exchange manager.
3....;r "Tt that time, the only communication
iS-',:with Tampa and the remainder' of the
t,;.';:.:state was by boat and over the telegraph
line of the Tampa and Manatee River
M,. Telegraph Company, which was the sub-
K:Zii. sidiary of the Gulf Coast Telephone
iti" i '.Coompany. There were no roads, as we
k: i',now the splendid highway system of
:!ii ::'[Manatee county today, but only trails
,'iPd'through the woods. One of my first ex-
i.;':periences in the Manatee district was get-
'lk"tin"g lost in the woods at night between
Or:.:'Palmetto and Parrish. I was returning
5. 6 ifrom where the toll line construction gang
t,. ."was at work, became lost from the 'wire
R.. ::`road' and spent a night which I have
i:':inever forgotten.
"T': he first construction work done by
oItA: our company in the district was the build-
I'2 it2;j.'g of a long distance telephone line from
VirI. Bradenton to Tampa, which was corn.
ll "'l ted during the winter of 1902, making

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it possible for the people of the district
to talk with Tampa, instead of telegraph.
Much of this work was laid out and car-
ried on under the direction of John F.
Vaughn, who is still with our company
at Tampa headquarters. The foreman of
that work was Jim Gharrett, who is one
of the oldest, if not the oldest employees
of our company. He is still in active ser
vice with Mr. aLthrop in the aMnatee d~s-
"Somewhat later, we extended our setr.
vice to the city of Manatee, and on that
occasion I recall an article in the Mana-
tee paper which said that, judging from
the size of the poles we had erected, it
was evident that we expected Mahatee to
grow. I am sure that the editor's faith in
our judgment was not unfounded.
"What success our company has had
in Bradenton, Palmetto and Manatee in
the past twenty-five years is due, not so
much to what we have done in our ser-
vice to the public, but to the wonderful
spirit of helpfulness and cooperation on
the part of the residents of the tri-cities.
We are particularly proud of the fact that
we have never made.a request that was
not granted, first because the public was
fair, and second because we requested only
what we believed was right.
"At this time I would like to express
to the people of Bradenton, through
Mayor Curry; to the people of Palmetto,
through Mayor McBrayer; and to the
people of Manatee, through Mayor Perry,
our appreciation of the cooperation of
patrons and public alike which alone made
possible our accomplishment.
"No tribute at this time would be com-
plete without an expression of apprecia-
tion of the service .of our district superin-
tendent, Mr. Lathrop, not only to the
company and its directors, but also to the
community at large. He has been an un-
tiring worker for progress, and the pres-
ent advanced state of our system in the
Manatee district has been due largely to
his foresight and executive ability. Ap.
preciation in a large measure is also due
to all of the telephone workers in the
tri-cities, from the youngest to the oldest,
whose number have grown from a hand-
ful to a large family of more than 100.
They have labored hard and tirelessly,
and are proud to have been factors in
the district's wonderful growth of the
past few years."

Florida Second
In Production Of
Sugar Cane Syrup

Only one state, Louisana, led Florida
in the production of sugar-cane syrup and
manufacture, which according to bulletin
No. 1370, Sugar-Cane Syrup and Manu-
facture, which has just been compiled by
H. S. Pain and C. P. Walton, Jr., of the
Bureau of Chemistry of the United States
Department of Agriculture, Washington.
Florida's sugar-cane production last year
is given as 5,200,000 gallons. Louisiana,
which has been in the sugar-cane business
since the Colonial days, led with 7,684,-
000 gallons.


J. W. Seiverling, Advertising Director

Of Whitfield Estates, Likes West Coast

J. W. Sieverling, recently appointed
director of advertising for the west coast
district of Whitfield Estates, and who has
visited Bradenton and the development at
Whitfield, believes that the zone of great-
er activity in Florida teal estate is moving
to the west coast.
Whitfield Estates is a Manatee county
development, an enterprise that has been
phenomenal in its inception and progress,
through which a city mn a forest has been
founded and constructed in little more
than a year.
The estates is a development of the
Adair Realty and Trust Company of At-
lanta. It lies midway between Bradenton
and Sarasota and borders on Sarasota Bay
where the view of water and tropical is-
lands is lure that delights travelers who
have visited world famous scenes of beau-
Before becoming associated with the
Adair people at Whitfield, Mr. Sieverling
engaged in the advertising business at Mi-
ami and has studied the situation throug-
out the state.
Speaking of the new occupation and
enterprise he said:
"The opportunities offered on the west
coast now are far greater than those of
the east coast, and it is my opinion that
the west coast cities will be the center of
attention for the next few years. There
is no doubt but what interest is shifting
and no better evidence of the fact is
found than in the moving of so many
east coast concerns to this side of the
A golf course which is said to be un-
excelled in the state, has been completed
at Whitfield Estates and has been opened
to players of Bradenton and Sarasota who
have freely accepted the hospitality of
the estates. Organization of a golf club
has been perfected, and players of nation-
al note are to be at the course during the
Spanish type architecture controls at
Whitfield where magnificent homes over-
looking the bay, which has been likened
to the bay of Naples, come strong in ap-
peal to investors and home builders.
"To see so many imposing business
structures which have the signs of being
built for permanency makes it obvious
that Bradenton is not an overnight city,
and when I also notice that there are
many other large buildings under con-
struction I can see that the city is not
standing still by any means," Mr. Siever-
ling declared.
"The people of the city seem to be
happy, and a great deal of the hectic
bustle of other cities is absent. And I un-
derstand that the city is not suffering a
great deal from inadequate housing, which
is one thing the people should be thank-
ful. for.
"Bradenton is just such a city as I
would like to live in, and I think Braden-
ton is very fortunate in having such a
splendid residence section as Whitfield
Estates and I understand that a large num-
ber of Bradenton people have bought
property in the section which is evidence
of their good judgment and appreciation
of a great development.
Of Whitfield Estates, Mr. Sieverling
had to say: "Bradenton and Sarasota

should feel that this is a development
which belongs as much to one city as i:
does to the other. This property, ju;
mid-way between the cities, is on the
Tamiami Trail which has contributed i
great deal to the development of bon
Mr. Sieverling will make headquarters
in Sarasota where the Eastman Scott Ad-
vertising Agency, who have Whitfield
Estates accounting, recently established a
branch office to take care of the advertis-
ing of the West Coast district, which in-
cludes Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, and
St. Petersburg.
Bank And Trust
Company Receives
Model Fixtures

Fixtures and marble for the Bradenton
Bank & Trust Company building to be
used on the first floor, which is to be oc-
cupied by the banking institution, have
arrived and are being installed.
It is now the purpose of the banking
house to occupy the new quarters by the
first of February, according to H. D.
Homey, vice president of the bank.
Fixtures are being installed under the
direction of N. 0. Collier, factory repre-
sentative of the Georgia Show Case Com-
pany of Montgomery, Alabama. The
work will be completed before the first
of February.
Marble to be used as a base for the
wall finishing is Granox-Tarneville pink.
Caging for tellers and bookkeepers' com-
partments is finished in bronze, the entire
finishing and furnishing to comply with
standards of the larger banks of the coun-
Six stories of the building above the
banking quarters have been completed
and all suites and office rooms are occu-
Big Longboat Inlet
Bridge Contract
Awarded By Board

Contract has been awarded by the
Manatee county board of commissioners
for construction of a bridge to connect
Anna Maria and Longboat keys, with a
provision that work be started by the
eighteenth of January, and that the struc-
ture be completed within 110 working
days from that date.
The bridge was included in projects
submitted to electors when $1,500,000
was authorized for construction of county
The contract was awarded to R. H.
Parks company of Punts Gorda whose
bid of $30,794.50 was accepted.
One hundred thousand dollars was vot-
ed for the bridge and its approaches,
which are not included in the contract
A county bridge now connects the
mainland and Anna Maria key, and com-
pletion of the proposed bridge to Long-
boat will provide a scenic drive to Sara-
sota, through connection with the King-
ling causeway which connects Sarasota
with the island.


Oh, Girls, Get a Kiss From Wauchula

Land And Development Company, Inc.

Win $50 dollars by by guessing nearest
the weight of a mammoth stick of candy
which is displayed in the window at Crews
S store on Main street by H. A. Roberts,
general sales manager for Wauchula Land
and Development Company, Inc., with lo-
cal offices in the Tri-Cities Trust building,
which are in charge of J. M. Henderson,
Bradenton sales manager.
The prize of $50 is to be awarded on
the night of January 2, at a place to be
designated and publicly announced. A
feature of the entertainment and cere-
monies which will attend the awarding of
the prize is to be an address by H. A.
Roberts, general sales manager.
All one has to do to gather in this $50
is to estimate most nearly the weight of
a stick of candy which is about four
feet long and as big in -circumference as
the old fashioned backlog which crackled
in the fireplace on the old homestead.
The stick of candy, together with other
sweet novelties which are displayed in
the show window, was manufactured by
the Tri-City Candy and advertising com-
S pany, a concern which through arange-
ments with the sales manager of the Wau-
chula Enterprise is to manufacture many
tons of cafidy for the development com-
Five hundred thousand pieces of the
candy is to be wrapped in tissue bearing
the admonition; "Have a kiss from the
Wauchula Land Development Company,
which, it is submitted, will constitute some
kissing party.
The development company, which ha-
been operating buss service between Bra-
denton and Wauchula, is to make this
service daily beginning December 28. A
service three times a week is to be main-
tamined from Sarasota to Wauchula. The
company for carrying on this transporta-
tion program has a fleet of finest parlor
car busses costing $15,500 each. Five of
the de luxe buses are in service and two
more are to arrive after the holidays.
The development concern is a Harry-
Leaberry organization, which maintains
offices in Bradenton.
W. G. McKay is the advertising and
S publicity manager whose efficiency has at-
treated extraordinary attention to the de-
velopments at Wauchula, where the com-
panyscontrols city property and large
tracts of fruit and truck land that is un-
surpassed in the state.
Since Mr. Roberts, a Bradenton citizen,
assumed control as general sales manager,
offices have been opened at Bradenton,
Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Wau-
chula, Clearwater and Fort'Myers.
M. Crane, formerly a general advertis.
ing man in Bradenton is associated with
the enterprise here, and Mr. Roberts is re-
puted to have organized a staff that is
unsurpassed in the qualities which mov-
desirable real estate promptly.
All of which brings us back to the start-
ing place and the opportunity offered to
win $50 just by telling the man how much
the big stick of candy weighs.

A Nairobi message reports that a I
i drought has been terminated by rain.
S There are,, of course, precedents for this
curious phenomenron.-Punch
' *.

The Open Forum
Lecture Course
Begins january 1

Lecture course will be inaugurated in
Bradenton January 1 and ending March
26-fourteen consecutive weeks. This
course has been established through the
co-operation of six leading civic organiza-
tions in Bradenton.
C. E. Street, who has been named
chairman of a committee on arrangements
and Miss Josephine Cnchton, secretary
and treasurer, have outlined the full pro-
gram, to be carried out in Bradenton as
in six other cities signed up under con-
tract with the "Open Forum" which is
under the dictorate of Dr Robert S.
holmes, chairman of the Forum lectures
for Florida with headquarters at Daytona
On May 25 of this year, six organi-
zations decided on an experiment to in-
troduce the lectures in Bradenton under
the consideration to ascertain the fact
that enough people were interested in this
city to make the "course" a success from
the Forum headquarters in Daytona
Beach through Dr. Holmes, an excellent
program was promised by lecturers of na-
tion wide reputation. This plan was agreed
on by C. E. Street in the name of the
Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. R. C. Trim-
ble for the Woman's Club; A. H. Brown
for the Kiwanis Club; Mrs. L. H. Roth-
fuss for the Parent-Teachers Association;
S. H. Fifield for the Optimist Club; and
Dr. Agnes Fraser for the Professional and
Business Women's Club. These represen-
tatives formed a committee naming a sub-
committee with Mr. Street as chairman
and Miss Crichton as secretary-treasurer.
New York Stock Exchange seats are
selling for $150,000 each. It takes some
standing to sit ihere.-Wichita Eagle.
The French language seems to be the
hardest tongue to talk war debts in.-
Winston-Salem Journal.
Those New York waiters who were
robbed need only be patient. Bandits
must eat.-Baltimore Sun.


will be in B
Bradenton, Pi
a Christmas T
sing on Thur
be held at Ri
The evening
cal for the Bi
and then the
The City bai
play several
company the
The church
to sing some
Wallace H. '
Christmas is a
Santa Clau
bag of'presen
part in the
Manning leach
some of the I
For the coi
Manchester h;
gram,- and in(
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mity Sing To Be Feature Of

Bradenton's Christmas Eve Festival
______________ ___ . .';.- '

observation of Christmas rusty underside and edges, paring the fat .Jr
radenton, when citizens of carefully. Wipe dry and cover the under- '
almetto and Manatee join in side with a thick paste of hot water and -
ree program and community flour. Lay it upside down in the dripping .
sday night. The festival will pan with enough warm water and vinegar A;
ecreation park in Bradenton to keep it from burning-say enough to
g will be most entirely music stand an inch 'deep all around the ham.
oys band will give a concert There should be a tablespoontul of vin. -.
regular program will begin egar to each quart of warm water. Fir a .
id will be present and will cover closely over the pan to keep in the
selections and will also ac- steam and bake twenty five minutes to the '
singers pound. Baste several rimes to keep the
singers. ,. ,
choirs will also be present crust from scaling off.
special Christmas carols. Dr. When the him is done take off the
Williams will speak on what crust and peel away the skin. Have ready
nd what it stands for. the beaten yolk of an egg and plenty of .'
se wi be present with hs fine crumbs. Wash the hot ham with the ".
se wil be psclc itk i yolk and stew thickly with crumbs. The
sill have a chance to take. oozing fat will be absorbed by the crumbs .
vill have a chance to take *fl
i. n \\i Aand season them wel~l. -./,
program when Mr. W. A and season them well.'
s the audience in singg Stick cloves in the top, put a frill of .
dis the audience in singing ,. ,, f -
amiliar songs and carols. fringed paper about the kunckle and gar'. >-vd
muty singing, Dr. R. G nish with red beets and parsley.
immunity singing, Dr. R. G __ _' '
as arranged an attractive pro- o :.
i.ias arred aattie prop Many public schools are named for
clcations are that the people <-ij,. ,
cities wi turn out for the warriors, but Colorado had named one for
cging wil be led by W. A. Jack Dempsey, famed apostle of peace-
Sging Florence (Ala.) Herald. A.
.L 11 .1.. k .k, Florence (Mla.) Herald.

Iwicll.|llltJ dilu. LUg UJLt~tlJO!.& wUA u t.u&titg
under the direction of A. L. Silknitter.
The program will start at 7:30.
Earl Stumpf, one of the best known
musicians of the city, has placed his large
library of "old-time" slides at the disposal
of the committee.
The sing is to be the first and will be
repeated in intervals. Mr. Manchester is
preparing a program list which will be
carried out during the season.

Baked Florida
Ham Makes Good
Christmas Dinner

Old timers mourn the passing of the
Florida razorback, which formerly was in
evidence everywhere.
Even now it is not impossible for the
epicure to obtain a supply of the dainty
Florida ham of gamey flavor.
A southern chef tells how to fix it:
The ham may be served hot or cold
Wash ham well and soak all night. In the
morning trim away with a sharp knife the

If Peggy gets back her original name
with each divorce, she's the world's great.
est re-Joycer.-Arkansas Gazette.
Good times are those in which people
make the debts that worry them in bad
times.-Associated Editors.
Mount Etna is active, but Mussolini
will no doubt suppress it at the proper
time.-Brooklyn Eagle.
Communism will work beautifully when
love instead of greed inspires it.-Austin

Our Construction
Must please you-in order to satisfy
us Estimates and tentative plans fur-
nished on request
Phone 480 Red P. 0. Box 372


Thursday, December 24, 1925 LAND 0' MANATEE

Haselton Returns
From Visit In
Northern Cities

* Carl Haselton of the Carl Haselton
Realty Company, Inc., has returned from
a visit to northern states in which he vis-
ited New York Philadelphia, Boston and
other eastern cities.
This Bradenton realtor obtained reserva-
"'. 'tions to return home in the nick of time.
'He was informed at a Philadelphia ticket
office that from January 4 to January 22
capacity reservations had been booked.
Mr. Haselton encountered much cold,
cloudy and unpleasant weather in contrast
to the generally prevailing brand of
weather in Land of Manatee.
In treat is sustained in Florida real es-
tate throughout the cities visited, and
throngs of tourists and investors are com-
ing this way.
At present John J. McGraw's develop-
ment, Pennant Park, on Sarasota Bay is
commanding attention in the cities, and
a large number of investors in the cities
S of the north and east are casting their
lot in a investment enterprise with the
famous base ball player and manager. Mr.
Haselton and his company manage sales
of the Pennant Park property in Braden-

Boy Scout Council
To Organize Many
Troops In County

S... Committees have been appointed -to
raise the funds necessary to finance a
newly formed Boy Scout council which
comprises Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Finance committees named at a meet-
ing in the office of Judge W. T. Harri-
son comprise the following:
'E. B. Reed, H. K. Tallant and Prof.
E. L. Beeson to appear before county
S. H. Fifield, A. F. Wyman and H. P.
Munck-Bradenton city council.
W. T. Harrison-Palmetto city council
E. L. Vaderipe and W. G. Sparkman
-4-Manatee council.
H. P. Perry and W. H. Tucker-Ellen-
ton council.
S. H. Fifield-Terra Ceia council.
Preliminary plans for the year 1926
as outlined at the meeting call for twenty
two scout troops in the county divided as
follows: Bradenton ten, Palmetto, four,
Manatee three, Terra Ceia, Ellenton, Par-
S rish, Oeco and Myakka City, one each.
Palmetto Envoys
i;Attend Meet For
;Shipping Parley

:- R. S. Campbell, secretary of Palmetto
S 'Chamber of Commetce; C. B. Foley, D,
D. Whittle, M. 0. Harrison, and B. F.
Mount represented Palmetto and its
ii: shipping interests at a meeting in Tampa
board of trade offices for discussion of
S. problems affecting shipments of fruit and
: Palmetto -is one of the principal for-
S. warding points in the state. The station
there is the refrigerating point for the
S" .Manatee river district.

Bradenton Tourists Sale Of Approximately Million Dollars
To Observe Yuletide In Manatee County Acreage Is Closed
With Entertainment -
One of the largest transactions record. Holmes & Norfleet
Bradenton Tourist club will observe ed in Manatee county real estate was con- Open Braden Mlanor
Christmas eve by giving a Yuletide and summated last week when 400 acres of M n te Dn
general entertainment program in con- desirable waterfront property south of Manatee Division
nection with a Christmas tree. ----
Swith a Christs t. Bradenton was transferred to A. S. Skin.
The tourist dub is starting off at an n Holmes & Norfleet, Bradenton realtors,
easy and natural gait with interest mani- ner, with offices and interests in Braden- have opened a distinctively desirable sub-
fested in the regular meetings at Recrea- ton and Sarasota, representing a syndi- division named Braden Manor, at Manatee
tion park. ]. Fred France has been re- cate of northern capitalists. The trans- and in connection wirh the enterprise
elected president of the club. fer was made by P. Emory Sharp, realtor have opened an office in Manatee, in the
Roque courts and horseshoe alleys and of Bradenton who represented a syndi. W. & S. electric building with R. E. May.
tennis courts at the park are in constant cate which owned the tract. hugh in charge.
demand these days and nights, as the The amount involved in the transaction Braden Manor lies in the eastern part
brilliantly lighted courts make play at is $987,500. of the city and is in a high and well
night equally as interesting as in the day The tract was purchased several drained district which has grown in popu-
light, months ago at a lower price, and its sale lation and improvement wonderfully with-
Literary and musical programs that are represented a good profit to the inves- in the last year. The Braden Manor prop-
given on Wednesday afternoons at Corn- torts.- erty was a natural woodland, and the fine
unity hall are commanding interest and It is suggested that the acreage will trees have been preserved where possible,
are attended by a large number of citi- now be for development, giving shade and beauty to each home-
zens who participate in activities of the o site.
dclub. That Hollander who says America has Braden Manor has frontage on South
~nothing to compare with Dutch windmills avenue which is included in the city's
Only cloud on the horizon just now is should see our cheer leaders.-Rutland paving program and which will soon be
soft-coal smoke.-Brooklyn Eagle. (Vt.) Herald. I open to traffic.

construction with open court between bery have been planted about the spacious eH was a member of the medical staff
two wings of the structure fronting on grounds and already are bright in bloom with the expeditionary forces of the
Poinsettia avenue, and built with a view and verdure. United States in the World War, and
to the adding of other units as occasion Dr. John R. Bowling, chief surgeon of after the war ended was with the army
may require, the hospital, held position on the sur- of occupation with headquarters at
Ornamental tropical plants and shrub- gical staff of Columbia's two hospitals. Coblenz, Germany.

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atee Avenue, Bradenton, Fla.
Application pending for mailing privi.
leges as second-class matter.
Owners and Publishers
Telephone 1099
Advertising Rates on Application
Subscription rates: Per year, $3.50.
Six months, $2.00.
Address all communications to
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All over the world this yuletide, na-
tions and individuals have attention di-
rected to the time so long ago when the
Star of Bethlehem guided the wise men,
and led the way to the lowly manger
where the Christ child lay.
No other influence for good in the
world has been so potent as has been the
life and works and death of that Sinless
One whose mission it was to be an ex-
ponent of the highest and the noblest
faith there is.
This is a time of peach on earth and
good will toward men which is marked
in Bradenton and the Land of Manatee
by expressions of thankfulness for materi-
al blessings and forgetfulness generally, it
is believed, of all the unhappy incidents
of busy days which have been crowded
into the waning year. In the Manatee
river cities it will be the purpose to begin
the New Year when the holidays end
with the slate cleared of whatever ani-
mosities may have been engendered in
the somewhat zealous competition for
material advancement in a year of marvel-
ous prosperity.
"Of such is the kingdom of heaven,"
said the Master, speaking of the children.
Residents of the river cities, Bradenton-
Manatee, Palmetto and Ellenton, are not
unmindful of these httle ones and of the
fact that the cup of happiness of some of
the children might be empty. These cit-
izens have arranged that in the joyous
Christmas season not one of these children
shall be forgotten. The spirit of Santa
Claus finds expression in kindly deeds,
while individuals and civic and fraternal
societies vie one with another in efforts
to bring happiness into every humble
Death is said to be the great leveler.
Christmas is the great uplifter.
The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of
life. The babe was born in Bethlehem.
As the shepherds kept watch over their
flock by night, the angel of the Lord
appeared and said, "Pear not; for behold
I bring you good tidi&gs of great joy ...
.. . . Ye shall find the babe wrapped
g in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
'" To the Christian world that eventful
S, hour and the exemplary life that followed
i..:: has been the greatest influence for good
; '.' that has ever been known.
It has been an influence for life, for
action, for progress.
S Even the Eastertide-the complement
.. and companion day to Christmas-is a


time to commemorate a resurrection-life,
not death.
The greenery of Christmas time, the
pines, the red holly berries, are symbols
of vitality. The carols, the bells, the
joyous shouts of children, the community
celebrations, all suggest life and vigor in
fulness and strength.
Gratitude, sympathy, service and love
combine in good works.
What wonderful lessons! What splen-
did ideals to translate into action!
The Christmas spirit knows no state or
national boundary lines.
Peace, not in one section alone, nor in,
deed in one nation alone, but on all the
earth, and good will toward all mankind.
This is Christmas. One's view is
broadened by these mighty conceptions.
For the real Christmas spirit means no
less, and its highest purposes need not
mean more.

Florida "Stands Pat"
Florida is given indirect but advanta-
geous publicity in an advertisement which
the Union Trust Company, of Cleveland,
is running in the leading periodicals.
We haven't the slightest idea that the
trust company intended that Florida
should gain any benefits from its space,
but it does so, none the.less.
The trust company ad, depicts the sad
plight of a widow and children left sud-
denly without a husband and father. Al-
though the deceased was accounted a rich
man, he left his heirs in a bad fix, be.
cause, as the ad. tells us; "Inheritance
taxes demanded instant cash-securities
had to be sold at a loss-the executor
knew nothing of his friend's business, and
then came chaos."
The inheritance tax is the most offen-
sive and inexcusable of all forms of taxa-
tion. It hits the widow and the orphan.
It robs the dead and penalizes the inno-
cent survivors.
Florida said to the world, "This unjust
and offensive tax shall never be levied in
And Florida will stand true to that posi-
tion and that promise, no matter how
many states and how many Congresses
may attempt to force her to abandon it.--
Tampa Tribune.

Florida, Old And New
A valuable compendium of informa-
tion on the resources of Florida has come
to the editor's desk, titled, "Florida, Old
and New."
The book is first of a contemplated
series of year books, and is published by
Rufus R. Wilson of Orlando.
Chapters of the book comprising de,
scriptive articles relating to the various
counties of the state were compiled by
Robert O'Neal of the United States en-
gineer office at Tampa. Contents also
comprise articles by a number of Florida
newspaper writers, university men and
friends of the state: Among these articles
A letter of welcome from Governor
"Florida-A- Pen Picture," by the late
William Jennings Bryan.
"The Story Of Florida," by Edwin D.
"A great State In The Making," by
Roger W. Babson

"Keeping The Crooks Out Of Flori-
da," by William C. Freeman.
"Expect Great Things Of Florida," by
Gilbert M. L. Johnson.
"The School Of Florida," by Dr. A. A.
"The Real Estate And Tax Systems Of
Florida," by Karl Lehman and John S.
"The Waterways Of Florida," by Frank
"The Railways Of Florida," by Frank
"Florida Citrus Organization," by L.
M. Rhodes.
"The Soils Of Florida," by George Le-
"Out Of Doors In Florida," by Dr. T.
Van Hyning.
"'The Climate Of Flonrida," by George
H. Clements.
"Florida-A General Survey," by Ro.
bert O'Neal.
The volume is worth a careful study
by any one who would obtain authentic
information about the state's resources
and present existing conditions.
Is There A Santa
There are thousands of persons who
once a year would derive benefit from
reading Charles A. Dana's famous answer
to the child who inquired whether there
is a Santa Clause; and other thousands
every year at the age in which they be-
every year arrive at the age in which they
and these should not be deprived of this
This shall be our excuse and reason
for here printing the editorial and the
small girl's letter which called forth the
literary mosaic in the New York Sun:
"Dear Editor: I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there
is no Santa Clause.
"Papa says, 'if you see it in The Sun,
it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth, is there a
Santa Clause?
115 West Ninety-fifth St."
"Virginia, your little friends are wrong.
They have been affected by the skepti-
cism of a skeptical age. They do not be-
lieve except they see. They think that
nothing can be which is not comprehen-
sible by their little minds. All minds,
Virginia, whether they he men's or child-
ren's are little. In this great universe of
ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in
his intellect, as compared with the bound-
less world about him, as measured by the
intelligence capable of grasping the
whole truth and knowledge.
"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause.
He exists as certainly as love and gener-
osity and devotion exist, and you know
that they abound and give your life its
highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary
would the world if there were no Vir-
ginias. There would be no childlike faith
then, no poetry, no romance to make
tolerable this existence. We should have
no enjoyment except in sense and sight.
This eternal light with which childhood
Tfills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Clause! You
might as well not believe in fairies. You
might get your papa to hire men to
watch in all the chimneys on Christmas

"No Santa Clause! Thank God; he
lives, and he lives forever. A thousand
years from now, Virginia, nay ten times
ten thousand years from now, he will con-
tinue to make glad the hearts of child-


An Irreparable Injury
The American Railway Express by de-
daring an embargo on express shipments
destined for northern points, has inflicted
a grievous injury upon the state and
brought disappointment to thousands of
persons in northern communities who .
have looked forward in anticipation of
receiving the customary box or crate of
Florida oranges or grapefruit.
Notice of the embargo, effective with-
out warning, had the effect of immediate'-
ly throwing upon the market approximately
a million boxes of fruit that should have
been cared for through the clearing house
of Santa Claus, select fruit sold to per-
sonal customers direct by the grower and
without the intervention of middlemen.'
While the pecuniary loss is large and
the disappointment of prospective recipe.
ients certain, a larger loss probably is to
be entailed through failure of residents
and visitors to forward the sealed sweet
products of Florida groves to thousands
of friends who may not have been familiar
with their superior qualities.
Restoration of express service and on
outgoing shipments and of freight ser-
vice on incoming commodities is devoutly
to be hoped for.

Construction Co.
Head Likes Lay Of
Land Of Manatee

T. A. Wild of the T. A. Wild Con.
etruction Company of Chattanooga, Tenn.
is a visitor in Bradenton. He likes it,
and may become -a permanent resident.
Indeed he would be at work at the mo-
ment building the town were it not that
freight embargoes have materially reduced
building activities. Mr. Wild came to
Bradenton through representations of T.
H. Reynolds of the Bishop Realty Com,
pany's sales force. He is making careful
selection of desirable property for invest-

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Thursday, December 24, 192 % '

eve, to catch santa Clause, but, even-. if:,: .
they did not see Santa Clause coming. :ii
down, what would that prove? Nobody-..:'i
sees Santa Clause, -but that it no sign..":'
that there is no Santa Clause. The most .
begin reading newspapers and magazines,
neither children nor men can see. Did you t.
ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of ;:
course not, but that's no proof that they
are not there. Nobody can conceive or ..:
imagine all the wonders that are unseen .".
and unseeable in the world. ;,,
"You may tear the baby's rattle and see
what makes the noise inside, but there is.
a veil covering the unseen world which
not the strongest man, nor even the
united strength of all the strongest men
that ever lived, could tear apart. Only ::
faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can .
push aside that curtain and view and pic .i
ture the supernal beauty and glory beyond.
Is it all reaL Ah, Virginia, in all this'
world there is nothing else real and
abiding. .

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:Western Lawyer With Bishop Realty
Company Envisions Florida's Greatness
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.,.-: P. L.-Dwinnell, formerly of the Kansas
iCty Bar and more recently from Wyom-
f:. .. .ing, has just opened a law office with
.. the Bishop Realty at 405 Main street. Mr.
Dwinnell is a graduate of the Kansas City
,.: School of Law where he received the de-
S gree of LLB. He was originally associat-
S'.;ed with the well known law firm of Hit-
6:'. ?to'i,.Nourse and Bell in Kansas City, Mo.,
: ...:afterward practicing there on his own ac-
-.*: count and later removing to Torrington,
W' ...* yoming, which has been his home for
-:..i.-:. several years past. In Torrington he was
Y I.a member of the law firm of Roushar
';,. Dwinnell and also..was President and
'" Manager of the Goshen County Abstract
Vi:.. Tide Co., through which connections
,..:. he handled practically all of the title busi-
.e.s .es for ,a large and progressive Western
:'' county. Since coming to Braden'ton in
'' June of this year he has been connected
-' with the United Abstract 6& Title Insur-
.' ,o., as abstractor and title examiner.
i;s:..liop Realty. Company, with which he
s i':'"':"i now associated is one of Bradenton's
i..'" 'best and busiest real estate concerns.
,,. When asked his impression of Florida
... from the standpoint of a westerner he
|.;.: stated as follows:
,-.,... j"No one from the west should have
I.;..".,: :'any trouble in appreciating the oppor-
:.Y .': tunities offered in Florida. Occasionally
som;e.* ,oni person who has never seen barren
:,.. : :waste turned to thriving communities may
Vi: doubtt the stability or permanence of our
:";, but I know that Flori-
a a. is going to keep right on growing and
i'iT. *prospering and that those seemingly revo-
|!i: lutionary things which we are doing now
Oar..Only a small forerunner of what will
l:,'be done in the next few years. There is
i'".:no way to stop it short of remaking hu-
l .':. man nature. In coming to Florida I be'
.:""'." leve that each of us, whether we know
"i".itor not, is actuated by the pioneer spirit;
".the spirit of our forefathers of covered wagon days. It is a spirit which rejoices conquering obstacles for the love of
o.::...nquering. And the development of
:,..-i Flonrida isan expression of that spirit.
`.:. ".Every man who, like myself, comes of
| I ;,:.:-,:pioneer stock, and whose forebearers help-
||'" *ed subdue the western wilderness finds
oii!:'pportunity for sel expression in being
a part. however small, of some great
!.m'.".....ovement such as is taking place here
.."l;: now. It will take -a generation or more
i,':'."todevelop in any measure the possibilities
;:.:of this State and every minute of that
i time will be filled with opportunities for
',i.the man with the vision and courage to
'grasp them."


City Lots


R. H. "Bob" Hightower
: with

Alexander & Corker

:.t IPhone 15

Bradenton, Fla.



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SIn Armenia, we are informed, eggs. pass .....
for money. The next thing to know isho .H o;'
one makes change for an egg in Armen. .
ia.-Detroit News.

Florida Shines
In Statistics of
Annual Harvest

Tallahassee,.-Fl6rida, produced 19,141,-
440 boxes of citrus fruit from September
1, 1924 to July 30. 1925; 1,110,333 feet
of lumber in 1923; 141,649,561 pound-
of fish in 1913; 9,746,739 gallons of
turpentine and 660,000 500-pound bar-
rels of rosin in 1923-1924, and 2,547,633
tons of phosphate ii 1923.
These figures were presented recently)
at the railroad freight hearing held at
Orlando. They were compiled by the
Florida Railroad Commission under the
supervision of J. H. Tench, rate expert
Three business maps, also presented,
shov.'ing the trend of activities over the
United States, revealed the fact that
Florida's record was "good" throughout
and in population statistics, a gain ol
510,948 for 1925. over 1910 was shown.
In grouping the -production figures the
commission listed the output as follow-
Citrus crop: Oranges, 10,340,867
boxes; grapefruit, 8,186,133 boxes, and
tangerines, 644,440 boxes.
The citrus fruit production, the infor-
mation states, amounted to more tonnage
than the peak cotton crop of Georgia, the
second largest cotten producing state in
the nation, by 633,715,200 pounds.
In 1922, the figures show, Florunda
produced 43,295,000 shingles and 153,-
?29,000 laths.
In the fish output for the state, 86,
895,922 pounds were placed on the mar
ket on the Atlantic coast, and 54,753,
639 on the gulf. The showing for 1923
in that industry equalled 5,900 cars, based
upon 24,000 pounds to the car. The total
output of North Carolina, South Caro-
lina and Georgia of only 202,447 pounds.
Because of the geographical location, the
fish from Florida, it was stated took the
longest haul to get to market of any
South Atlantic or Gulf coast state.
Florida's turpentine production in
1923-24, was 35.87 per cent of the total
output and that of rosin equalled 36.97
per cent of the country, with the tur-
pentine produced for that period equal
to 2,339 carloads of 30,000 pounds to
each, and 11,000 carloads of rosin of
30,000 pounds each.
Florida mined 199,516 long tons of
hard rock and 2,384,137 long tons 4f
land pebble. The production of phos-
phate in the state, according to the com-
mission's figures, equalled 94,357 cars of
27 tons each.
Marriage and Divorce
Step With Progress

Statistics furnished by the clerk of the
circuit court and tabulated by the federal
government, shows that for the year 1924,
there were 340 marriages and 23 divorces
in comparison with 292 marriages and
18 divorces for the preceding year.
Figures for the state show that 18,589
marriages were ceremonies were said in
the state in 1924, and that there were
2,573 divorces granted.

The Skinner Gas Maker makes a
fuel gas that gives wonderful re-
sults In the standard Clark Jewel
or Tappan Gas ranges. It's hot,
clean and safe. Costs less than
city gas. Solves the cooking and
heating problem In a wonderfully
satisfactory way.
See the Skinner man or write for
Illustrated booklet showing com-
plete line of Gas Makers, Servel
refrigerators, -Lipman full auto-
matic refrigerators, Kleen Heat oil
burners, Kohler electric lighting
plants, Myers water systems, etc.

and live out
in the country



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Plans for Your Home i

Planning your home completely from base-
S nment to attic before you start to build is not _
S only a sensible thing to do, but it is the economrn- E
ical plan to follow. We can save you many
| dollars if you will let us aid you in this work.

SPalmetto Lumber Co.

Palmetto, Florida
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For the calendar year 1923, 17,335
marriages and 2,469 divorces were re-
The increase in marriages reported for
1924 over the number reported for 1923
is 1,254 or 7.2 per cent. The divorces
reported for 1924 show an increase of
104 or 4.2 per cent over the number
reported for 1923.

Recent statistics would indicate that we
have almost reached the point where mar-
riage is considered sufficient grounds for
divorce.-Arkansas Gazette.




10 LAND 0'

Who's Who in the Land of Manatee
W. B. Russell Realizes Dream of Life in Paradise Court
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W. B. Russell, after traveling twvent,-
eight years, visiting every state in the
union, and Canada and Mexico, chote
Florida as his permanent home.
After choosing Florida at his ideal :n
attraction of climate and promise of fu-
ture greatness, it became his problem to
decide in what part of the state of sun-
shine and shining possibilities he should
plant his vine and fig tree.
Having decided this question in favor
of Manatee county, be still was up against
the most difficult problem, as Manatee
county offers varied environment of piney
woods and miles of coast, including the
shores of sunbright Manatee river and
gulf and bays.
Then it came to pass one day, that the
traveler in many states and in other lands
was led by destiny to the evergreen
shores of sunbright Manatee river, at
Manatee, where it ripples and murmurs
under turquoise skies, or flooded by moon-
light under the soft radiance of the
Southern cross ;and in that moment of
admiration of the exquisite scene of tropi-
cal splendor, the erstwhile "angel of com-
merce," visioned Paradise Court.
Followed days of thought and labor
and lavish resort to a bank check book,
and now Paradise court is a reality, a
picture where art and nature have con-
spired to present to the beholder a scene
such as might come to a saint in his
vision of paradise in dreams.
It has been asserted, and with tangible
reason, that no one man has done more
in the development of Manatee and its
environs than has this man who for
twenty-eight years as a commercial travel-
er representing concerns of nation-wide
interests relinquished activities of the
road in order to realize his dream of an
ideal existence, and to build.
It is interesting to note that W. B.
Russell never had built anything until he
put his head and hands at work in devel-
opment of Paradise Court. He has been
his own planner, his own architect, in
effect, and has produced a finished pro-
duct which can not be surpassed in its
appeal to the sensibilities of those of
artistic taste.
The court is now speedily nearing com-
pletion comprises six apartments, each of
three rooms, bath and 10 by 20 foot
porch, and eleven bungalows of two
S rooms, bath and porch. Every apartment
and bungalow is so situated that resi-
dents have an unobstructed view of the
river which is a mile wide at this point,
bordered by evergreen low-lying shores
that may be sen for miles where they re-
flect back the rays of the sun in shapes
and colors that paint and pencil never
produced, that poetry never described.
Each residence is provided with garage
and each is furnished completely, making
it possible for the tourist who obtains one
for the season, to seize the telephone re-
ceiver and have supplies from the market
--delivered at the home while the family
is getting settled for housekeeping. So
thoroughly has Mr. Russell been in pre-
paration of the court for comfort and en-
joyment of residents, that he has pro-

vided sand piles and playground equip-
ment for the small tourists.
The entire assemblage of apartments
and bungalows scored 98 when a state
hotel inspector came that way a week ago.
Mr. Russell is a Harvard man who
traveled out of Chicago for many years.
In Chicago he married Miss Lavinia Jack-
son, daughter of Dr. A. Reeve Jackson,
who was "My friend, the doctor" in
Twain's Innocents abroad.
The Russells are collectors of antiques
and literary works which increase in value
with the passing years. They treasure in
their home an autograph copy of In-
nocents Abroad, inscribed by Mark
Twain to Dr. Jackson, who was of the
party making the world famous cruise on
the Quaker City. An autograph photo-
garph of Joseph Jefferson also is among
the souvenirs which the couple cherish.
They have built a comfortable resi-
dence on property on Tallant street where
they are to build a more pretentious
home of Spanish type, and which is to
be commenced immediately on comple-
tion of the Paradise Court development,
where ihe last of the bungalows planned
for this season is nearing completion.
The 1400 foot fishing pier has been
completed, and good catches are being
made there every day. Oyster beds in the
immediate vicinity also furnish diversion.
The oysters are fat and fine roasted in
beds of coals formed by burning the hard
oak wood of the region.
Floor of the splendid pavilion which
Mr. Russell built for the accommodation
and diversion of residents of the court,
is being sanded and will be ready for
the dancers this week. It is the purpose
to have an orchestra in attendance, with
the entire pavilion thrown open to resi-
dents with opportunity and invitation to
plan and arrange their own entertain-
ment programs.
A safe harbor for boats is an adjunct
of the beautiful development which comes
strong appeal to those of discriminating
taste who will enjoy the pleasant weather
this winter, which is a heritage of deni-
zens of the region of sunshine and semi-
tropical verdure.

MANATEE Thursday, December ,24,. 1920 :'

Problem Of Preserving Deer And Elk :i

Increases As Ranges Of The West Fail
Despite its "Lgreat open spaces," the Agriculture to open the season on deer in
West has congestion problems, says the the national forest. ..
New York Times. Deer and elk over- An official of the Department of Agri "
crowd their ranges. In the Jackson Hole culture is now preparing the necessary '.i.:
country in Wyoming the size of the elk petition to be field in an Arizona District ...
herds-25,000 to 40,000-is such that Court seeking to enjoin the Governor. A,
when snow drives them from the moun- from interfering with the plans of the de- .'
tains the forage in the lowlands is not partmen to deplete the number of deer. ,,
sufficient and many die of starvation. This in the forest by shooting. It is probable ."
year in that region the Izaak Walton that the litigation .vill require considerable
League, other sportsmen's associations, the time. It is feared that pending the settle- ':
National Forest Service, stockmen and ment of this question the herds of deer :;
county and state officials of Wyoming will lose great numbers through starva. -.-:.
have been supplying hay for the elk. tion-and the hunters get no venison .. '
Another overcrowded-and at present The third crowded space is in Utah,
unrelieved-section of the west is in the Several years ago Utah found that its elk j."
Kaibab national forest in Northern Ari- were in danger of. extermination. Thie "
zona. Deer in this forest have been pro- State established preserves, stags were im- "
tected. So greatly did they increase that ported in numbers and assigned to these :
forage became insufficient. The 30,000 preserves, and a closed season of several : .1
deer were in a section hemmed in by a years was promulgated. The elk increase :-
part of the canyon of the Colorado river, ed and have become a nuisance. .
To relieve the overpopulation an attempt No person has as .yet devised a wire ."
was made a year ago to drive 1,000 of fence which the elk cannot with ease de- rF-.
the animals across the canyon into other molish to get at the forbidden forage.
parts of Arizona. As a last resource the farmers and stock- .
To do this it was necessary to descend men called on the State Fish and Gawe
the south rim of the great canyon, a mile Commisisoner. As a result an open sea
deep; cross the oClorado river by swim- son on male elk has been granted to Utah i"
ming and then ascend the north rim. gunners, each being required to pay $12 .
From the top of the south rim to the top for a permit to kill one bull elk.
of the north rim is thirty miles. The -- o "
man who made a contract with Arizona Bradenton School
to perform this feat assembled the best
cowboys, but found at the end of the Bonds Are Sold At
third day that he and his men had at- Haadsome Premium- '
tempted the impossible. It is one thing H ndsome Premium
to drive a bunch of cattle or horses, but :.-
quite another thing to drive a large herd Two hundred sixty thousand dollars in '
of deer. The undertaking proved a fail- Bradenton school district bonds have been ":
ure. sold by the county board of education at '
Then the Government tried the expe, a premium of $777.
dient of reducing the number of deer in Funds derived from the bonds will be ,:
the Kaibab forest by opening a limited used in the acquiring of two sites for '
season for shooting. Their operation grade schools and construction of a school .'
made no appreciable reduction in the buildings. One building is to be in the;. .
number of the deer. southern part of the city and one in the.
Last winter fawns and mature deer western part. "
were captured and shipped to whoever .
wished to purchase them at a nominal
sum. This method of reducing the herds
proved unsatisfactory. The deer were H O
hard to capture; many of them died in HU
the crates in which they were shipped.
This autumn the Agricultural Depart- FOR RENT
ment again issued orders that, under the
supervision of the oFrest Service, hunters
would be permitted to enter the forest aW l
and kill a certain number of deer. Gov-
ernor Hunt of Arizona, refused to recog- FOR SALE
nize the authority of the Department of
Completion of hard surfaced streets has
made Paradise court easily accessible from WILL BUILD TO SUIT
every direction. The apartments and
bungalows are being taken by a desirable On"1 Your Lot
class of visitors from northern cities, and
it is expected that the little neighborhood AA T
in the environs of Manatee, near the Bra- ME.
den castle of historic and poetic tradition .- fCAT f S L E
and at the spot almost of the earliest LAiNl, 11ALJ2. C ..
settlement of Manatee, is to witness
scenes of gayety and enjoy every pleasure
available to those who would revel in Arcade Building
zephyrs from summer seas, while Old BRADENTON, FLA.
Boreas is on rampage in the region of
frost and snow.


Thursday, December 24, 1925 -. LAND O0' MANATEE 11


:.. Christmas Greetings-With Kindest Thoughts and All Good Wishes for
^ Christmas and the New Year

SOur Pledge for 1926


S' Just as our splendid city has, step by step, grown
in size and importance, so the Wauchula Land Devel-
9 opment company has advanced in its service and use-
fulness to investors.

The organization's ideal has not been merely to S
f sell Wauchula property, but to serve and make profits
Sfor all our investors, and thereby contribute and work
for Wauchula.

And as we look forward to the New Year, we see a
More splendid city, and, as part of the City of Wau- "
: -chula a bigger, more helpful organization. We plan to
keep right on growing with Wauchula-for Wauchula.



: ;; Harry Leaberry Organization
HARRY LEABERRY, President JOHN BARRITT, Vice President 1
SH. A. ROBERTS, General Sales Manager W. G. McKAY, Publicity Manager
S443 Main Street, Upstairs, Room 4 Phone-Dial 36-241

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Florida Law Protects Foliage
Used In Christmas Decorations

The Valley Of The Nile" Brochure
Tells Annals Of The Land Of Manatee
he Valley of the Nile" is the title New World's.valley of the Nile. Fertil-
tractive and handsomely illustrated ity beyond compare even in that storied
e which has been issued by Whit- land; a range of crops that ancients never
states for circulation in the north dreamed of; a variety of rapid transporta-
t. tion that places the region on the na-
tion's threshold-these are the 'posses.
irpuse of the book let ,s to er. sions of the Land of Manatee.
the productive character of Land M t
atee soil and the advantages of the "The richness of the soil and the equ-
oftis region. able year-'round climatic conditions make
of'this region. -r ,
intensive farming profitable. The variety
than 100,000 copies of the bro- of fruits and vegetables demanding per-
re to be circulated, according to fect conditions-which can be grown is

Pleasant weather for the out door. :en-".
tertainments and diversions generally, pre-''-
vails in the mid winter season in this re..i.
gion of the country; : .....
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An exceptionally interesting eventi:s .:.-.SI
promised in connection with the Christ.. "...
mas tree festivities at Recreation Park lat.:
Christmas time this year. ;.- i
It is the purpose of the community ...,
and various civic'and social organizations:."'i'
that no child shall be forgotten in the .'is..:'

Wilkins Cagle, sales manager of the Bra- amazing e ronoa reeraton or women s tF.. ...-. .-.
denton office of Whitfield Estates, which a t r Clubs was sponsor for the legislation and --_o_ .:. _
are within Manatee county half way be' True b c oug hat b in ac ersile t the federation is asking cooperation of The Shipping Board seems to e' 'at:*
teen Bradenton and Sarasota. back coun ty inaccessible in the Florida state chamber of commerce in en sea more than its ships.-Virginia-Pilot-. ..
Epast. But today it is within trcing the law, violation of which is a
Excerpts from the booklet follow: the world-so that last year 9,331 cars of misdemeanor punishable by ne of 10 to
"Through the ages, freighted with the fruits and vegetables were shipped to the msde.. o. .h by..fn.$.t
rich loam of the Abyssin highlands, the northern markets, a car every hour for n ction with effort to enforce the TypewriterFactory '
River Nile has hurried down the Nubian the entire year. It is estimated that the law, the federation is suggesting encour- Te F
Valley and on to the sea to deposit its planters profited more than $2,500,000 law the f r ai o Old Machines Made New e**
rich treasure on the shores-a sod which from the tomato crop alone." some communities of planting a tree year i Ol M M 'i. i
centuries have referred to as the most -- after year as a community Christmas tree. Repairs, and Supplies 11
fertile on all the earth. C,
fA e n eficient climate has made itearth. Uncle Sam Makes Although Bradenton has not adopted "PHONE 1231 -'
A bereficient climate di Profitable Deal this custom, it always has been a custom ......;
powerful in its potential production. In Pa le eahbere to make use of the splendid liveoaks Palmetto, Florida. '-M
the Twelfth Dynasty Amenemhet 1 (2000 In Florida Dirt or other evergreen trees to be decorated _'""_:_"i
B. C.) dreamed dreams of even greater for the community trees at Christmas :
fecundity and erected enormous hydraul- The United States government has time, and the song services and literary .. .
ic works to reclaim large tracts of arable just recorded a profit of 3,843 per cent exercises which have been conducted C ATT W' :
domain in Fayum, home of the Sesos- on a real estate turn-over in South Florida about these community Christmas trees C. H. MA 1TTHEWS''.
tries. So down the centuries, in the acceptance of an offer of $2,800,- have been memorable. At times the tate ;i
"From time immemorial, the wealth of 000 made by Nathan Friedman of New trees beautifully decorated and brilliantly :'e Et
this valley has been recognized, there York on 800 acres purchased by the lighted have carried their decorations for Broad Street Arcade Bldg.:"'
and abroad-but it has never had accessi- government during the war for $71,000. a week, during which varied entertain- Phone 878 Bradenton, Fla'!
ability to the markets of the world. It consists of the new abandoned Chap. ments have been -presented in the open .*^"
Here, in the Land of Manatee, is the man field military reservation near Miami. air. -

SMerry Christmas--Happy New Year .

Is the Greeting to all those whom we have met and a

sincere desire to meet you and your friends in 1926-

0 in Bradenton in the heart of the Land of Manatee.

"See Bradenton and the Land o'Manatee"


SC. T. Roberts, Inc.

S 523 Main Street Phone 1206


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A law enacted by the last session of the
Legislature of Florida designed to protect
various decorative plants and wild flowers
is now effective.
Plants protected are all species of the
holly, dogwood, honeysuckle, redbud,
laurel and jasmine. The law also pro-
hibits the sale and purchase of these
plants and foliage, except when taken
from private land with consent of the

ur~day, Decem'bE ~r24, 1925 LAND 0' MANATEE








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OF W.B. Russell

Riverside Drive
Tallant Street
3 Blocks from Manatee
5 Minutes Drive From
Bradenton P. O.


1REE Garage, Com-
Smunity Laundry with
soft water; 1,400 ft. Fish-
ing Pier; Boating; Fish-
ing; Bathing; Outdoor
Sports. Children Welcome.
Amusement Pavilion on
the river bank. Come and
look it over.

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dkiday, Deqe.& ,

u-24, 1925


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H4__ L LAND 0' MANATEE Thursday, December 24, 1925'.
ndians Pai To t Tr a rs P The first covered wagon was out-fitted 1850, and was described by a paper: of.-
.UIndians Paid To Let Traders Pass at Independence, Mo., a town about 10 the time as "gotten up in elegant style."
U: U unolested Over Santa Fe Trail miles east of what is now Kansas City, Each stage would carry eight. passengers..
~. '. ~then a small settlement known as West. The coach bodies were painted and made--,
t luctant Senate. New Engan at--tha port. Gradually this latter point became water proof so that they might serve 'as,..,.
Among the most stirring and picturesNew England at that time the center of the outfitting business and boats in crossing streams. A team of six
que incidents in American history are was intent on her ocean commerce, and the wagon trains started from Westport mules drew each coach and the stage
those which attended the establishment had obtained $500,000 to fight pirate in later Kansas City. Before the war with traveled day and night, stopping to o'
of the Santa Fe Trail as a highway of the West Indies. The Missoun Senator Mexico a tax of $500 was levied on every change teams every 20 miles. ;
commerce and adventure through the thundered against the injustice of spend, wagon going into Sante Fe, regardless By rare good luck in the way of fair
midwest praries and the heart of the des- ing such a sum to protect sea-going mer- of what it contained. There was also a weather and friendly Indians the trip was
ert and mesa country in the southwest 100 chants and withhold a modest appropri- heavy tax on all gold going out of Mexi. made in two weeks. The fare one way was .
years ago. The recent celebration of its ation to protect traders in the uncharted can territory, and the wily traders dodged $250 and each paienger was allowed 40 .-"..
centenary by Council Grove, a small town western country, these unwelcome duties as often as possi- pounds of baggage and food besides. .:
in Kansas, recalls the first formal recog- The measure passed and received the ble. Wagon axles were hollowed out to Passengers beguiled the time by getting, :.4'
nation of the famous trail. It was at a signature of President Monroe, March 3, make hiding places for gold,, and team. out and running along side the coach, but ."
grove of cottonwoods, afterward known 1825. After that began the commerce of seers would reload their wagons, piling they were warned to keep in close touch .
as Council Grove, that representatives the prairies, and the first stragghng jour' on all the weight possible before entering with the conveyance, and no money was
from Washington met the Osage Indians neys of hunters and adventurers were fol- Mexican territory. The extra wagons were refunded to those who missed the stage.' .
and paid them $800 of the $20,000 which lowed by organized groups of men aloig hidden beside the route and picked up Robbers provided frequent diversion and .
had been appropriated to pacify the orig- a definitely charted highway. Under the on the way home. Sante Fe was a Spanish great trains of buffalo and other wild anim- i
inal inhabitants and to influence them not leadership of such men as William Black- settlement of 300 inhabitants when the males furnished opportunities for hunting. .
to molest white travelers along the pioneer nell, known as the "Father of the Santa first trailers began to enter its ancient and sometimes dispute the right of way.".:'.,:
roadway. The cottonwood grove was a Fe Trail," companies had gone out with gates. It is said that the.',early stages sometimes-.;:.*,r
landmark in the all but treeless prairies pack horses to bring back gold and furs, In spite of the hardships of the road drove through herds of buffalo without a:.."
of Kansas, and provided a natural meet- but now wagons were used and the road there was a lure 4 adventure, much break for 100 miles. "
ing-place for the Indians. Here the peace led out through the trails of wild animals rough-and-ready courage, 'and gay cele' The stage cd&cnmwgaveway to the ral
treaty was signed in 1825, and the initial whose unerring instinct found the best rations after the dangers were passed, road when the Atchison, Topeka & Santa"'. "
installment was followed at the same course, the way of the level lands, of the Following the traders and trappers came Fe paved the route with steel rads in
place, by annual payments calculated to water courses and the lowest mountain the settlers, brave pioneer families to build 1880. But the picturesqueness of the. old
maintain the good will of the red men. passes, sod houses and abode cabins in the wilds, trail has appealed to.the modem motorist.. ''.
Early in that same year Senator Benton It was a path which the Spaniards had And after these came the famous stage Something of the same lure of sky and '.
of Missouri had won his fight for a fed- taken, bent on the discovery of rich mines coaches carrying money and mail and plains and mountains that attracted the .N
eral appropriation of $30,000 to make the and fabled kingdoms. The pioneer Ameri. passengers. Strict regulations for following pioneer travelers has made the automobile-U
Santa Fe Trail a less hazardous highway, cans went seeking trade. The route was the leader prevailed in the old schooner a familiar figure along the route where
One-third of the appropriation was to marked by small hive-shaped mounds of caravans. A captain was chosen whose the stages lumbered. The trip from Kan-..-w l
provide marks along the 'route and the adobe. Many of the old mounds are still word became law in all emergencies that sas City to Santa Fe can be made comr"in
other two-thirds went to the Indians. Like in shape, enough some travelers say to arouse enroute. The stage coaches were fortably in three or four days, and the ;'.J.:!
most historic roads, the old trail was a guide a motorist from Kansas City to protected by an armed guard of eight motorist may camp peacefully by thei:-
trade route. It was an economic plea that Sante Fe. Modem signposts are now erect- men to every coach. The first overland way or find accommodation at goQd: -`.
won Senator Benton his victory in a re- ed along the historic route. tae left Independence, Mo., in July, hotels. The roads are generally hard-sui'

jIt is the Christmas Season once again, and through our
3jyear just coming to an end, we are proud to say that it ;
has been a wonderful year, in every way,-for us-and
for Florida. So it's our sincere wish to all when we say

Merry Christmas

;We hope that the coming year will bring every joy and ;
T happiness to be had, and trust that it will prove a year
of prosperity to all of us. :.


Bradentown Bank & Trust Company
S Bradenton, ."The Bank of Personal Service" Florida.

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S. Thursday, Decec

fated now. The buffalo is gone and the
immense herds of domestic cattle which
followed him are becoming less numerous.
But the wild splendor of desert and moun-
tains is much the same, the splendor ot
glowing masaa. snow peaks and barren
ranges. Something of the old Spanish
romance lingers in Santa Fe, where in the
ancient plaza a stone boulder marks the
end of the trail.
The Indians of the southwest having
been left in their original clay villages,
"- '-.are more unchanged perhaps than any.
where else in the United States. Little
-gray burros meander down from the
mountains around Sante Fe carrying loads
of mesquite wood on their backs. Indians
with bright colored blankets and beaded
-moccasins pass. through the narrow
streets or rest beside the brown walls.


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In their primitive houses around Santa
Fe and at Taos the Indians live a good
deal in the old tribal fashion, raising crops
of beans and squashes, making pottery,
painting dolls and masks, and dancing
harvest ceremonials.
Artistrs at Santa Fe and Taos are en-
thusiasric over the "paintable" qualities
of the Indians and the glowing southwest
landscapes. They are making a beautiful
and interesting record of the simple pas-
toral life of the Pueblo Indians, and they
are doing much to help preserve historic
buildings, prehistoric ruins and natural
beauties. Indians now aid in the annual
historic pageant at Santa Fe, presenting
their own songs and dances. Near Santa
Fe are ruins of ancient cliff dwellings and
of ceremonial caves. It is a land rich in
tradition and in native charm that lies
along the way of the century old trail.
A musical cigar box has appeared. The
cigar with a jazz band is, of course, al-
ready famliar.-Punch.


New Machine To
Help Hurry Work
On Water System
A large trenching machine, the largest
and most complete in its equipment that
has been seen in this district, has arrived
in Bradenton to be used in connection
with the laying of new city water mains.
Two modern. machines are now employed
in the project, and it is promised by Roy
Van Camp, commissioner of public works,
thal the (work of installing the new
system will proceed speedily.


nber 24, 1925

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When the merry bells ring on Christmas morn, we wish
That the spirit it symbolizes will guide you throughout
the year to a better appreciation of the value of friends
whose friendship you prize.

;We thank you for the opportunity you have given us
. during the holiday season to assist you in your holiday
plans, and sincerely hope that your gifts may be many.

i. Bradenton, "Store Of Better Values" Florida

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Will Serve You Promptly

The Yellow Cab Service of Bradenton
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We Extend 4


To Those Whose Good Will
Has Contributed Much
To Our Progress I

C. P. Dinwiddie H. F. Steams
112 W. Manatee Ave. Bradenton,. Florida



SLiterary World Traveler Takes Whirl
In Real Estate Game At Venice-Nokomis

'' When the term "restless sex" was coin-
;" ed to describe women, its author evidently
overlooked completely men of the type
of Richard Matthews Hallet, noted Ameri
can author and one of the more recent
additions to the sale forces of the Roger
C. Rice Co., Inc., sales agents for Venice-
Nokomis. If ever there was a human being
who lined up as the antithesis of immo-
bility, Hallet is that one. Shifting sands
are stationary compared to him; he is

Saturday Evening Post, of December 5,
or "The Point Where All Sails Shiver,"
in the December 12 issue of the same
magazine, can attest. He is a graduate of
Harvard College and Law School. Fol-
lowing his student life, he spent a year
as secretary of the famous Federal Judge
Lamed Hand, of New York city.
With such a background the natural
thing to expect would be that when next
heard from young Hallet would be spoken
of as a young lawyer, rapidly rising as a

r I

Titantic. When he reached England he
wrota "The Black Squad," a tale of life
on a big liner below the water line Fail,
ing to gain publication of the story in
England, he later found acceptance of
his initial literary effort, in the Sat.
urday Evening Post.
Either bent on defying destiny or be-
ing carried along on the winds of chance,
Hallet decided to see what he could do as
a writer instead of entering the field of
admiralty law as he had been planning.
For his next assignment Hallet stoked a
freighter on the Great Lakes, after which
he went in for timber-cruising in Canada.
From these activities he gained much

Waters." As the war progressed he -be-t^
came watch officer on an army transport,- ,-..
whose cargo was locomotives for the Xi:.7
E. F. railroads in France. ''
At the conclusion of the war, Hallet'-!|::
begun for the first time regularly-to w *te; ...
A serial, "The Canyon of the Fools," was7'.":'1
published by the Saturday Evening Postl,:;-
and afterwards converted into a. motion _'N,
picture, featuring Harry Carey. This story,. ''.
was a treaties on his Arizona experience," i
He wrote a number of sea yarns, mining : .
stories and tales of adventure generally. '
A Cuba resulted in a tale of black
witch doctors on the Cuban sugar plant :,"
lions. .


motion personified. Blackstone. Not so, however, for instead valuable knowledge, reflected in his pen Now, to use his own words, he is here1.;
"Restless Richard" has been before the of entering the law field, be shipped on efforts, "The Lady Aft" and "Trial by "to take a whirl at the real estate gaime..'.
mast and doubtless gave many a fine ex- a square-rigger out of New York, bound Fire." After going back to Boston for a Hallet'and Roger C. Rice, Venice-Noko-.. :
hibition of our controversial (ancestors?) for Sidney, Austrailia, with an oil cargo, period, he hopped off for Arizona to the mis realtor, are old friends from back if M
in climbing all over it-he certainly His stipend was luxurious enough in this Canyadadel Oro, the canyon of gold, Main. i.%:.
couldn't stay on the deck or any other berth to supply him with tobacco money, where he prospected for that precious 0 .,
place for long at a tame. Another occa- he states, metal but found none. After exploding Among the things there is room for at'.:: *
sion he made up his mind to see if he The land of the Aussies called for in. all the dynamite he had left and partaking the top is improvement.-Bethlehem, ..
would mind mining. This purpose and terior investigation on Hallet's part when of his last can of Mexican beans, Hallet Globe. : -
his desire to get at the bottom of things, the square-rigger finally strolled into Sid- hired out to the Old Dominion Copper .I
resulted in his spending some time 2,000 ney, so he hit out into the Austrailian Mines, of Glob, Ariz, at $4 per day and HJD SON T ESSEtX U'
feet below Arizona top soil. bush where he labored successively at went to work 2,000 feet underground. UD O IEJhISLSE
Studying and reading law, breaking pitching hay, breaking granit for the mag- He spent considerable time at this last -:
granite, trailing through Australian bush, nificent pay of $3 per diem, and in shoot- pursuit as his expenses ate up all his LARGEST BUILDERS
pitching hay and shooting crows, were ing crows. After kicking around this part wages and he couldn't see how to get '
just" a few other events in his varied of the British Empire for some time, he away. Finally, his pen served him better Of Six Cylinder Cars
career, not to mention stoking trans-At- finally turned up at Melbourne from than his pick and he sold an article on
lantic liners and Great Lakes' freighters whence he shipped as a stoker on a mail mining to the Chicago tribune, which
as well as serving as watch officer on packet, to England via the Red Sea and brought hi& back to the eastern seaboard In The World
army transports during the World War. the Mediterranean. On this latest job he at the time of the World War.
Richard Matthews Hallet hails from received a warm reception, his labor be. The desire for new scenery, new work, Irvin & Armstrong -
Boothbay Harbor, Mo. His life to date ing in an atmosphere of 140 degrees new adventure and new service, continued Motor Company
and he is a young man, is as interesting fehreheit. unmitigated so Hailer signed on as a third
as his stories always are, as anyone who Hallet's stoking experience took place mate on an army horse ship. From this Bradenton, Florida
has read, "El Parrett's Lunch" in the just at the time of the sinking of the experience his pen coined "Ticklish t


IXmas 1925 .
SWill Bring All Possible Happiness

% ~~And That The Coming New Year Will Be .j.
~Full of Prosperity "

U Holmes,. & Norfleet
91 Realtors, -.:.
AM Bradenton, Florida \<


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sday, December 24, 1925 LAND 0' MANATEE 17





D. R. Roof, Realtor m
and his entire organization send Christina; ? j1
Greeting and Good Cheer frmn the Land ,-f H 9
of Manatee to their Friends and Patrons f __ {
throughout the country who have liberally /f) l
contributed to the success of 1925. We
wish for your continued happiness and -
prosperity during the New Year. t '

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, Crew's Store Has
SBest Year In Its
Bradenton Career
J. L. Crews of the Crews store, having
laid in a large stock of dependable mer-
chandise for the holiday trade, is grati-
fied with results. Mr. Crews said when
speaking of his experience of four years
in Bradenton, that business had been
better during the current season than in
any former year.
The busy throng of customers at Crews
appear to be drawn that way by the
promise of being able to get what they
want at modest prices, good merchandise
that is priced to make dollars go farther;
and also the higher priced garments in
Men's and Women's outfits, and that
would be suitable for wear on any social
The big double store rooms have been
supplied with a world of things to please
the small folks.
Mr. Crews has a large supply of gift art
calendars which are to be distributed
among customers on Monday morning.
Art work of the substantial and pretty
calendars represents Florida tropical
scenes. They are exceedingly handsome.
Fifteen clerks, men and women, have
been employed and are kept busy waiting
on the trade.
Moths, a bulletin says, causes an annual
damage of $200,000,000. Inasmuch as
they left our overcoats alone this year,
the actual damage for 1925 is only $199,.
999,982.02.-Arkansas Gazette.

New Real Estate
Firm Throws Hat
In Local Field
Beardslee and Ballou is the name and
style of a newly organized real estate com-
pany which is to operate in the Bradenton
and Manatee county district, with offices
in the Tri-City Trust Building, 141 Main
Because of past associations and pres-
tige, and present penchant for doing
things in the Land of Manatee way, it
appears that the new firm opens up aus-
Members of the firm are both of large
and varied experience in business affairs
and have made a thorough study of en-
vironment and conditions in this region
of promise.
Fred A. Ballou of the firm was, before
coming to Bradenton, a resident of But'
falo, N. Y., where he was for many years
engaged in the investment business. He
has had fifteen years experience in news-
paper work in Pittsburg, Penn., and in
Cleveland, Ohio.
Dana D. Beardslee of the firm is a well
known and successful real estate operator
in Bradenton, having been a member of
the sales staff of Alexander & Corker.
Beardslee & Ballou occupy two large
second floor rooms in the Tri City Trust
Building and have quarters appropriately
furnished for conducting their business
enterprise aggressively.
Initial sales organization has been per-
fected, with J. Frank Gaillard, Dr. M. A.
Waddell and Henry W. Bowen, Jr., asso-

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elated with the firm. These salesmen
have successfully operated in the field here
and have an established clientele which
should be helpful in launching the new

Parrish Citizens
Organize Active
Commerce Chamber
Parrish citizens have organized a cornm-
mercial dub which will hold weekly meet-
ings for the planning of activities that
will be good for this prosperous commun-
ity and adjacent territory.
Included in the program for the im-
mediate future is the construction of
additional highways to open up productive
territory which is to contribute to the

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Thursday, December 24, 1925'.-
growth of the town.:
Great activity is manifested at present',. :..
in connection with developments.
Manatee River Park Estttes, Inc., re- ~
cently purchased a large tract of land '-:
near Parrish, which is to be developed and 6,i
divided into small farms. ..-
Officers were elected for the new
Chamber of Commerce, as follows: Presi- -.:
dent, T. L. Folsoinm; Secretary, G. A. Lee, '
and Treasurer, Dan McCord. The ..
board of directors also includes T. F. .
Wakeland, W. P. Frier, K. S. Parrish
E. F. Hall and Prank Bennett.

Lord Robert Cecil has giren a thousand
pounds to the League of Nations for'a ..
golf course and tenInis courts. This country ..
will join the League of Nations yet.-- :
Wichita Eagle.





Is the wish we extend to our pat-
rons who have so generously made
our business exceed our expecta-
tions during the past year. May
each Christmas and New Year to
come be just one continual round
of joy, happiness, prosperity and


H. W. Lind, V. Pres. and Mgr.


of appreciation for the splendid patron-
age accorded us

Merry X-mas and a Happy and
Prosperous New Year

Bradenton, Florida.

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Arcade Bldg.

Phone 36-031

Thursday, December 24, 1925 LAND 0' MANATEE 19

Coarsey, McLeod & Mulloy Celebrate In

New Quarters By Selling Real Estate

When Coarsey, McLeod & Mulloy
Lt moved into their new suite of offices,
:; 604 Bradenton Bank Building, a few
days ago, the firm of aggressive realtors
proceeded to celebrate the occasion by
closing a sale of the Dryman property
on Florida avenue for $100,000, the
Hallaman five acre tract at the southern
city limits, nean Fairview avenue, for
$30,000, and a group of seven lots in
Belle Meade for $17,500, while, inciden-
tally, lining up a really big deal in
island property which awaits only final
papers to complete the transaction.
And then M. B. Coarsey and Raymond
Mulloy of the firm, went hunting for
big game at Gulf Hammock, near Cedar
Key, where they expect to bag a few
bear, deer and turkey.
Norman B. McLeod, who knows all
about Florida and Land of Manatee soil
""-'. remains in charge of the handsome new
.. office which is in the northwest corner
*: of the bank building, on the sixth floor,
-.. where a wonderful panorama of land-
scape and water is spread out before the
beholded who cares for beauty of en-
The waters of the gulf which absorb the
Srays of light from turquoise skies and re-
flect their beauty, change this custom as
S: viewed from the windows of the office of
". the realtors, and on occasions when the
'.. rays of the sun are in certain positions
Q'& with reference to the bank building office,

the waters of the gulf are reflected from
the sky, presenting an exceedingly pretty
and marvelous effect.
Coarsey, McLeod & Mulloy have
achieved success in the selling of Manatee
county real estate, and have exhibited the
courage of their convictions by purchasing
tracts which have yielded good profits.
Price of potatoes is getting up to the
point where they can be exchanged for
lumps of coal.-Baltimore Eagle.

Office Phone 844

Room 1 P. 0. Bldg.



and Rental Property






Extensive Sales of Our New Studebakers Have Enabled Us to
Number of

Obtain A Large

They Are Priced So Low We Believe They Could Be Sold Later At A Profit


Peninsular Motors Corporation
Used Car Lot, Manatee and Broad Studebaker Distributors Southwest Florida


Lv. New York................. ...................................................7:10 P. M.
Lv. \V ashington.................................................................. 12:40 A M .
Lv. Jacksonville .................................................................. 10:25 P. M .
Ar. Palmetto..................................................... .....7:33 A. M.
A r. M anatee........................................................................... 7:48 A M .
Ar. Bradenton.........................................................7:59 A. M.

Lv. Chicago ............................................................-.............. 1:00 P. lvM .
Lv. Cleveland............................................. .................3:45 P. M.
Lv. Detroit.................................... .............................. 12:50 P. M.
Lv. Cincinnati.................................................................... ....9:50 P. M.
Lv. A tlanta............................................................................ 1:15 P. M .
Ar. Palmetto........................................................... .........7:33 A. M.
Ar. Manatee ................................................... . 7:48 A. M.
Ar. Bradenton.................................................................7:59 A. M.

H. G. Gerdine, District Passenger Agent
Bradenton, Florida
Phone 36-511






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Thursday, December 24, 1925


Washington As A Map Maker
Used This Old Virginia Hut

A neglected scene of George Washing-
ton's youthful labors is now coming in for
its share of public attention. The little
stone office in which be worked for Lord
Fairfax will soon become a show spot of
OClarke County, Va.
A hundred and seventy-seven years ago
George Washington might have been
found there any day, figuring busily and
poring over outstretched charts and maps.
In the neighborhood he made his first
acquaintance, as a surveyor, with a coun-
try be was later to know as a soldier.
Here he became accustomed to hardships
and privations such as were to be his lot
in the Revolutionary War. The little
office is only some sixty miles or so from
Washington, D. C. When the young
surveyor worked there it was on a wild
Henry, Lord Fairfax, was once visiting
his relative, William Fairfax, when George
Washington was present, Lawrence Wash-
ington had married William Fairfax's
daughter. The great man took a fancy to
the boy, just past his seventeenth birth-
day. Finding in him abilities and attain-
ments beyond his years, he engaged him
to survey his vast tracts of land in the
rich valley of the AUlleghanies.
Washington set out in March, 1748, to-
gether with George William Fairfax, and
through Ashley's Gap in the Blue Ridge
Mountains, the western frontier of inhab-
ited Virginia, they passed into the valley.
In the wilderness near the Shenandoah

River, about twelve miles from the pres-
ent town of Winchester, they stopped at
a lodge where Lord Fairfax's land bailiff,
or steward, dwelt with as many negroes
as were necessary to farm the newly clear-
ed land.
This first arduous expedition lasted for
five weeks, with results of such satisfac-
tion to Lord Fairfax that he himself
moved across the Blue Ridge soon after-
ward, taking up hts quarters at the lodge.
He laid out a manor for the place, which
he called Greenway Court, after his an-
cestral home in Egland; but the house
was never built. The master himself slept
in a wooden structure about twelve feet
square. On the lawn near by he built
a one-story office, where his deeds were
drawn and his quit rents collected. There
the boy Washington did his work, remain-
ing for three years in the service of Lord
Fairfax. Mnay of the now famous plats
of his surveys and subdivisions were made
under this roof.
The office has been left largely to the
ravages of time and the elements in re-
cent years. It is almost hidden from view
by a long-stretching arm of a giant locust
tree. One window is concealed behind a
screen of bushes, and over its roof a cling-
ing creeper climbs, drooping like a stray
lohick over the front. Its corners are chip-
ped, its windows broken and its shingled
roof is leaky in spots. But repairs and
restoration are now at hand.
A committee has been formed, of which
Graham F: Blandy of New York is the


The public will please take notice that I a
Realty Co., at Ellenton, and in future al

Your patronage will be highly appreciate
guarded at all times.


Drop in to see us while in our thriving ci

. Pioneer Rea

G. C. Vowe
Ellenton, Fla.

ML A IN A 1 LS b i nursaay, t'ecemDer zL', z,.
chairman, to collect funds for reshingling January 1. ."ii':=]
the roof, relaying the floor, enclosing the ..The 1925 licenses expire December' ..i4
windows and doors, replastering the inside 3 Licse to take fresh .water i :,i
_.License to take fresh -water fish Us...,
and repainting the outside walls. By next required from all presons who have not
spring, it is thought, all will be in readi- been a resident of Florida for the year. :'
ness for visitors. last past. There seems to have been :,!-
0 some confusion as to the definition of thei'..:l:
Fishermen .. Told term resident and nonresident. For the.,.
purpose of the administration of the .
Of Rights Under Game and Fresh Water Fish laws the same .
Florida Statute qualifications for residence will be requreJ ...
Florida Statute ^ ^
as for voters. ": '
Local and visiting amateur fishermen "The Deputy Game Commissioners ...
who have been uninformed in regard to have been instructed as to the above and :
their privileges under the law, discover in to notify and instruct the public, and 1 ;
a letter written by J. B. Royal], game and would appreciate your cooperation in the ::::
fresh water fish commissioner an explana- enforcement of the law along this line. i
tion of requirements for the enjoyment Th 1926 license wi bear the same
of a profitable and favorite diversion. Series letter as the 1925. Series F. is. /
Writing to Walter H. Tucker, county the county fishing license which entitles .i
judge, the state commissioner says: a non-resident to take fresh water fish k:
"I am mailing you a supply of non- in one county for which it is issued: :"A.;'."
resident hook and line fishing licenses for series G is the non-resident state fishing. .:ii
the year 1926. You may issue these li.- license which entitles a non-resident t6.o., :.
cense as soon as received, as I have in- take fresh water fish in the state of Flor-
structed the Deputy Game Commissioner ida, execpt in those counties that have a: '
to honor them if they are issued before special or local license." '

All Home Baked Fruit Cakes

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,m now the sole owner of the Pioneer
1 business will be given my personal,

ed and your interests carefully safe-


ity,-you'll always receive a cordial wel- ;

Ity Company
11, Manager
Phone 34-902 ,|

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h:,:'..Thursday, Decemberi-24, 1921 LAND 0'

1 The American Stork Is Becoming Very
SPlentiful In Florida Bird Reservation
The American stork, or wood ibis are the house. This myth probably originat-
S appearing in unprecedented numbers ed in the sheer helplessness of the father
.along the shores and in the woodlands of and mothers to explain satisfactorily to
:. Manatee county. This stork is the largest the other children where the baby came
'.:,' bird known to the region and is a favor- from.
: ite because of the many legends and tra- Aesop, who taught in fables, made the
editions which duster about him in the stork a subject of one of his quaint les-
S old world and the new. sons. The frogs not satisfied with their
i". The stork and the robin are two birds carefree life in the pond, complained to
.;-....of good repute and in favor all over the Jupiter, asking for a king. One of the
: world, and because of the fact that they kings sent by Jupiter was a stork which
i' are favorites very pretty myths and tra. ate up the frogs. The Romans had a law
editions are associated with both; or possi. which they called the stork's law. It oh-
: bly their popularity should be attributed liged children to maintain their parents
to the fact that very early in history in need and old age "in imitation of the
these appealing legends attached to them. stork."
: The robin in folk lore is reputed to The white stork is found in summer in
...: 'have got his crimson breast by beating most of the countries of Europe. It spends
S" it in agony against the blood sained cross its Winters in northern Africa and south-
y.;i'7. 1 of crucifixion, em Asia. Its favorite nesting place is
..... A swedish tradition explains that the on the roofs of tall buildings. In many
".. stork got its name from the fact that one parts of Denmark, Sweden, Holland and
f .. .o.these faithful birds flew around the Germany it is customer to have plat-
"" :.'-,::cri'oss of the crucified Christ crying, forms erected to induce the stork to build
f:" Stryka, Stryka," which means strength. The birds return to the same place to
ir" en, n and that its name is a corruption ol nest year after year;. each year they add a
; this exclamation of distress, few sticks to the pile until sometimes it
.. Probably no bird figures more largely reaches a height of several feet.
';.:.. in fable and fiction than the stork, and Everywhere in northern Europe the
; E'--":. especially the white stork which is the white stork is protected by law. It is a
subject of so much folklore in Germany sworn enemy of snakes and everywhere
and other European countries. The stork regarded as the friend of man. The stork
c.... is the good-luck bird of Germany; moth- spends a large part of the time wading
-. era tell their children that babies are about in marshes and wet places. A.l-
t,, .brought into the home by the tall white though it loves to splash about in the
.. bird which builds its nest on a wheel on water and mud, its long, stilt-like legs

Just a Sincc


Wishing all a Merry, Mer
prosperous and



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keep it from getting its plumage the
least bit soiled. When in good health the
feathers of the bird are immaculate. It
is a beautiful sight to see this tall bird,
with white plumage set off by the black
wing quills and red beak and legs, as it
stalks about in meadows and marshes in
search of fish and small water creatures.
The stork occasionally eats field mice,
seeds and grains.
The stork has no voice; the only noise
it can make is the mechanical noise made
with its bill. When the mating season
comes, this bird cannot express its joy in
song as other birds do; so it goes through
the most grotesque antics imaginable. It
leaps and bounds, chattering wildly with
its beak, and in general makes a fool of
Many stories are told of storks protect-
ing and feeding those among them which
have grown old, and of their holding
courts to try those which have offended
against the law of the species, but these
tales are not easily authenticated. Fanciful
writers maintain that they are true, while

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more serious and sober observers usually
deny them. In such cases "nature faking"
plays a big parr, and it is hard to separate
fact from fable.
Reports from Germany indicate that
the stork is growing scarcer each year in
that country; what causes this decrease has
not so far been determined. Since it is
wel protected in Europe, it would seem
that its destruction must be due either to
disease or else to enemies with which it
comes in contact while in Africa and Asia
during the Winter.
Sir Harry E. Brucewell, London child
specialist, says that it is wrong to keep
quiet while the baby is asleep, as it ought
to be allowed to get used to noises. That
is the position taken by the baby toward
the family in the night, also.-Minneapo-
lis Journal.

Nevada bankers will pay $1,000 for a
live bandit, and $2,500 for a dead one.
No Governor can pardon a dead bandit.
-American Lumberman.


Seaboard Improves
Sarasota Branch
Dining Service
H. G. Gerdine, district passenger agent
of the Seaboard Air Line, has received
notification from headquarters that im.
provement and extension of dining car
service will enable travelers to obtain
breakfast, dinner and supper on the trains
running between Plant City and Sarasota,
which will be a distinct convenience as
the hours of passing of these trains cor-
respond to meal time.
With a new schedule effective Mr. Ger-
dine said, it is hoped to improve the ser-
vice greatly and eliminate delay. Pullman
trains are to be sent through separate
from the express and mail cars, which
have caused delay because of heavy move-
ment of mail and express.

W. J. & J. W. WALKER
Cor. Park and Main St. Phone 993

For Real Estate
Bargains In
Manatee County
Phone, Write or Wire
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H. P. PERRY, Vice-President

G. C. Vowell Is
In Control Of
Pioneer Realty
G. C. Vowell, perpetual and consistent
booster of Ellenton, has purchased inter,
est of partners in the Pioneer Realty Com-
pany at Ellencon, and with sufficient staff
of efficient salesmen will continue the gen-
eral real estate brokerage business.
Ellenton is speedily coming into its own
in recent months, and with promise of
attaining goal as one of the best and
most populous towns on the Manatee
Purchase of the Gamble mansion of
historic annals and its prospective resto-
ration as a shrine has aided in directing
attention to Ellenton throughout the coun-
Citizens of the town have manifested
pride in the recognition of the old home-
stead by the state legislature, and have
done much toward restoring the grounds
surrounding the mansion of more than
eighty years ago, to the splendor which
they presented when the "big house" was
the center of social and political activity
in the vast and almost wilderness region
of the Manatee.
Mr. Vowell's activities are centered in
one of the richest farming districts in the
state at a time when much interest lt
being manifested in rural developments.
He has been one of the most loyal and
most progressive promoters of the welfare
of the town and adjacent territory, and
certainly will succeed in an enterprise that
will strive to keep abreast of the march
of progress.
Palmetto Takes
Honor Of First
Ripe Strawberries
Brooker and Burney, operating on the
J. P. Davidson farm near Palmetto
brought the first strawberries of the sea-
son to market at Palmetto this week.
The fruit, of good quality. will be
plentiful in markets of the Manatee river
cities before the New Year.
Basket Weaving
Class Of Girls
Takes A Holiday
A basket weaving class for girls is an
interesting activity in connection with the
recreational project carried forward in
Bradenton. Classes have been suspended
until January 5. During the Christmas
holidays boys classes are to play basket
ball and volley ball at the municipal park
from 10 to 12 o'clock each day.

When you think of building
Manatee Construction Co.
That Means Building
Phone 1040
Office, 11 Jennings Bldg.

General Insurance Agents
Rooms 2 and 3 Beall Bldg.
SPhone 269

Winsome Girls
Continue Sale Of
Memorial Coins
Winsome girls sponsored by five civic
societies of Bradenton who sold Stone
Mountain memorial coins last Saturday
have not reported results and the sale is
to be continued.
Bradenton's quota of the coins was un-
derwritten by three banks, First National,
Bradenton Bank & Trust and Manatee
River Bank & Trust. The special coin for
Bradenton was bid in by the Kiwanis and
Optimist clubs in joint meeting, the clubs
paying $1,300 for the souvenir, which was
presented to Mayor Whitney Curry.
No other city in the state has paid so
high a price for its special coin.
Don Joiner Receives A
Merited Advancement
Don Joiner, well and favorably known
young business man who has a large
circle of friends in the city, formerly sec-
retary to A. D. Wiliamson, general agent
of the Seaboard Air Line railroad in Bra-
denton, has been promoted to be private
secretary to C. E. Muller, assistant freight
traffic manager of the Seaboard at Jack-

Automatic Dial
Improves Talk Of
Phone Subscribers
The automatic dial telephone system
which was put in operation in the Mana-
tee river district Saturday is working per-
fectly, and some folks say it is adding to






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While enjoying the holiday festivities,

We invite you to drive to-

Oneco, Florida

(Between Bradenton and Sarasota)

Where you will note the many substan-
tial improvements that have been made

here in recent months.

Oneco Realty Co.

"Real Realty Values"

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To our faithful old friends, our cherished new l
friends, and to those whose friendship we strive
Sto deserve, we tender Hearty Christmas Greet- T
ings and Best Wishes for the New Year

Sun City Development
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TI/3 guest and see Sun City. Our de
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Co pnIn.. luxe Pullman busses leave our
branch offices daily (except Sunday).
S. F RIA We serve an excellent luncheon at
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you will not obligate yourself in any
SH.C. Van Swearingen, J.H. Meyer, way and will not be embarrassed
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Ancients Thought Living Souls
Possessed By Precious Stones

Precious stones from the earliest ages
have had a strange fascination for men
and women, and been cherished as the
most valued of earthly possessions. The
beauty of their colors and their fiery
luster led to the belief in bygone days that
precious stones possess living souls and
strange superstitions have surrounded
This fascination still remains. Many
references to precious stones in the
sacred pages of the Bible have created a
desire to learn more about them.
The subject is one of absorbing inter-
est. We learn of precious stones in Gene-
ses 2:11-12-"Where there is gold-
there is beddluim and the onyx stone."
We follow on and find the walls of
Jerusalem (Rev. 21:19-21) garnished with
all manner of precious stones, the twelve
gates represented as mvtwelve pearls and
the streets pure gold.
We find that Solomon gave all manner
of precious stones to the House of the
Lord at Jerusalem and that the Queen of
Sheba, on her famous visit to Solomon,
brought treasures of "precious stones and
very much gold."
Early researches would indicate that
the ancients had developed the art of
jewelry craft and were able to work the
precious metal into bracelets, rings,
breastplates and other articles of jewelry
and plate-setting precious stones, of which
references are made in the writings of
Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.
We read in Matt. 13:45-46, "The King-
dom of Heaven is like unto a merchant-
man seeking goodly pearls, who, when he
bad found one pearl of great price, went
and sold all he had, and bought it."
Israel is beautifully pictured as symbols
of the glory of God. Isa. 54:11-12, "and
lay thy foundation with sapphires. And I
will make thy windows of agates, and thy
gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders
of pleasant stones.
Tyre imported emerald is from Syria
-"and coral and agates-precious stones
and gold" (Ezek. 27:16-22). The fall of
Babylon is lamented in the words, "Alas,
alas, that great city, that was clothed in
fine linen and purple, and scarlet, and
decked with gold and precious stones,
and pearls; for in one-hour so great riches
is come to nought." (Rev. 18:16-17.)
We find in Ezek. 28 that the king of
Tyre adorned his robe in sacrilegious
array with the sardius (ruby), Topaz,
carbuncle, emerald, sapphire, diamond,
- beryl, onyx and jasper.
In Rev. 21 we find the twelve found-
ation stones bearing the names of the
twelve tribes of Israel, upon which the
new Jerusalem will be built; Jasper, ruben;
sapphire, Simeon; chalcedony, Levi;
Emerald, Judah; sardonyx, Isaacharl
.sardius, Zebulon; chrysolyte, Dan; beryl,
Naphtali; topoz, Gad; Chrysoprasus,
Asher; jacinth Joseph; amythyst, Ben-
Mention is also made of amber, co-
ral, adamant and crystal, symbolizing the
glory of God, His throne, the heavens
and the eternal truth.
Numerous attempts have been made to
explain the symbolism of the stones of
the Bible, but in a general way this must

be considered as speculative. There can
be little doubt however, but that each
tribe of Israel had for its own stone one
of the twelve stones of the breastplate on
which.its name was engraved.
The breastplate of the high priest Exod.
28 and 39, carried a magnificent array of
twelve stones arranged in order: Sardius
(ruby), topaz, carbuncle, emerald, sap-
phire, diamond, ligure, agate amethyst
beryl, onyx and jasper.
The "Jewish Encyclopedia" indicates
that the breastplate was a pouch or bag
and in Exodus, 28:16, we find it was to be
fouresquare, being doubled. It was used by
the high priest in his devotion concerning
the children of Israel. It was woven by
skilled workers and consisted of threads
of gold and of blue, purple and scarlet
linen threads and worn suspended from
the shoulders by means of two gold chains
hung from gold rings fastened on the
shoulder straps. The stones were set in
gold as explained in Exodus, 39:16, as
"ouches of gold."
The stones, some authorities state were
probably oval or ellipses and of extra-
ordinary size and beauty, 1 1-2 inches
to 2 inches wide.
In Genesis, 41:42, we read of Pharoah
removing the signet ring engraved with
the royal seal from his own finger and
placing it on the finger of Joseph and
a gold chain around his neck.
Precious stones were among the spoils
which Israel took from the Egyptians at
the time of their exodus (Exodus, 25:3-7)
and were of great value.
In the days of Hezekiah we learn he
made treasuries to protect the precious
stones (II Chron. 32:27), as ip done in
protection the gold reserves of today.
Doubtless the use of the birthstone had
its origin from the twelve stones of the
Manatee Oyster Beds
Receive Attention

Tallahassee,-Oyster planting opera-
tions operations of the shellfish depart-
ment will be shifted to South Florida
soon after the holidays, says Capt. T. R.
Manatee and Sarasota counties, Cap-
tain Hodges said, will "receive some
much needed attention" as soon as the
shift to the southern section can be made.
The work, he said will have to be car-
ried on there with the use of tongs and
barges, because of the fact that the oysters
will be the shoal water variety.

Good Advice

The Sealed-Sweet Chronicle, published
by the Florida Citrus Exchange, quotes an
article by Commissioner Rhodes of the
State Marketing Bureau, and approvingly
agrees it is time to be looking ahead and
thinking of the result of the present red
estate activities upon Florida's agricultural
and horticultural welfare, tI may be that
that reduction of our producing groves
may cost a state much more than is
new being realized by the sale of such
properties. I

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Location, Market, Financing
-Three Reasons Builders Choose Whitfield Estates

NE of the outstanding reasons for the
gigantic building program in Whitfield
Estates is the tribute builders are pay-
ing this magnificent Bay Front property.
Their judgment in selecting this picturesque
spot for home building should be evidence
of the excellent investment possibilities that
are available in this section. Here, at friendly
Bradenton's door, and but a few minutes
from busy Sarasota-lies one of the finest
properties on Florida's West Coast
-judged by the shrewdest indi-
vidual buyers and builders alike
to be the best buy in Florida. f

Even now builders and individual lot owners
have spent one million dollars in home con-
struction and this is but a start for new
houses are being begun daily.
When'location, market and easy financing are
considered, combined with remarkably low
prices for this type of property, it is no won-
der that more and more people are taking
advantage of these opportunities by buying
Get in touch with our Bradenton
office. Investigate this property to.
Sday and invest before mounting
prices rob you of a real profit.

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LAND 0' MANATEE Thursday, December 24, 1925

Veteran Court Clerk Takes
Burden Of Court House Action

Robert H. Roesch, clerk of the cir-
cuit court, has entered into a happy con-
spiracy with Santa Clause by which em-
playes in the various departments of the
clerk's office are to enjoy a Christmas
holiday extraordinary.
Mr. Roesch in communion with the
spirit of the Yuletide and the family al-
manac, discovered that Christmas eve falls
on Thursday.
By a simple astronomical calculation the
clerk of the circuit court deducted a con-
clusion that the following day is Friday,
or Christmas day.
Deputies according to time-honored
custom are entitled to Christmas eve and
Christmas day as holidays. After Satur-
day comes Sunday, and Mr. Roesch was
impressed by the thought that it would
be a tragedy to deprive the deputies of a

longer holiday season than is usual, by
requiring them to report from duty on
That's how and why ir will come to
pass that all of the deputies, a half dozen
or more, are to enjoy a vacation extend.
ing from Christmas eve until Monday
morning after Christmas.
The clerk of the circuit court and the
office staff have charge of records of pro.
ceedings of the board of county commis-
sioners and the recording of all papers
affecting real estate transfer. The duties
of the office at a time when transfers
have been of unprecedented volume,
have been up with the lark and to bed
with the owl in a race against accumula-
tipon of papers for record. Mr. Rocsch is
pleased that the way opens for the longer
Clerk Roesch is to be on duty himself,

B USIN S The requisite of the hour is thor-
ough business education. We are
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Bradenton, Florida



All Sizes TENTS a Specialty

having recovered from illness that has ing the expected lull He has
detained him from the office for the last been a circuit clerk or deputy clerk for
few days. forty years, having takero. up the work
It's lucky, he says mtnar tie is qualified to when the county seat was at Pine Level,
assume the entire responsibilities and carry and when it was necessary for him to
the weight of the entire department dur- stand on a soap box in youthful days ;n

S We Invite You To Bradenton

| Where Opportunities Abound

Make Our Office Your Headquarters.

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order to reach the desk and books of
The innovation introduced by the clerk
appeals to ocher officials in the couit
house, and it is expected that the county
S building will be deserted except by ofli.
" cials who are required to stand at the
helm, over the week-end festivities.
Schools of the county are in vacation
which will enable Supt B. D. Gullett
and assistants to enjoy the holiday inter-
Sheriff H. J. Stewart and deputies will
stay on the job to have a care for the
peace and order of the community, and
Judge Walter H. Tucker and Deputy Miss
Jessie Miller will observe such hours as
shall assure that no candidates for matn-
mony are disappointed in the matter of
licenses and skill and experience in tying
nuptial knots.
Winter gardens are humping themselves
at a rate which will permit Ed. L. Ayres,
county agricultural agent, and Miss Mar-
garet Cobb, home demonstration agent, to

cease for a few days and the study of bugs
and beetles and rust and kindred sorrows
of the jocund farmer.
No one wants to be bothered with
assessments and taxes in the gladsome
Christmas time, and in deference to popu.
lar sentiment the tax collector and asses.
sor may padlock their doors.
The extra time allowed for the holidays
will enable deputies who wish, to make
distant visits ,and altogether they think
the granting of the additional time a very
gracious thing for Mr. Roesch to inaugu-

Sight Unseen
Purchaser Reaps
Handsome Profit
A. L. Young, of Lisbon, "N. H.. drew
a prize last summer, when, without having
visited Florida he purchased through
Verne Miles and L. C. Butler who were
associated with the Carl Haselton Realty
Company, a tract of land for which he
paid $11,500. It sold later for $20,000,
and the New Hampshire investor hiked
for the Land of Manatee, where he is
looking the region over, believing that
he may find it advantageous to remain

! The Benefit of my Experience is at Your Service
Call-Wire--or Write
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SDunn Realty Co. Bradenton, Fla.
SRooms 605-06 Bradenton Bank Building

"Service With Personal Attention"-My Motto

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Never made a smarter play than the
investor who gets one of my bargains; I
am offering today and the next few days
the following:

(1). 9 room house, completely furnished,
on Manatee Ave. corner-$15,000. One-
third cash, one, two and three years on

(2). Beautiful waterfront property with
full riparian rights and some orange trees
for less than two hundred a foot.

(3). A STEAL-Big corner Sarasota and
Ohio, running through the block to Wil-
low. 168 on Sarasota by 260 on Ohio
by 168 on Willow. Way under market

See "Little Charlie" Lovett


Corner Manatee & Pine

Phone 33-541



And make every effort possible to serve
you. If we haven't got what you want,
we'll get it, if we don't know what you
want to know, we'll try and find out for

Our slogan is "Real Real Estate Service
for the Public."



Room 607

Phone 385

Bradenton Bank & Trust Building

Bradenton, Florida

Spotless Cleaners
"Bradenton's Leading Cleaners"
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Thursday, December 24, 1925



Express Embargo
Disappoints Many
Tourists' Friends

Hundreds of residents of Manatee coun-
ty and many other hundreds of visitors
who deferred shipment of Florida fruits
with a view to having them arrive at
northern destinations fresh from the
groves at Christmas time, were disappoint-
ed on announcement of an embargo effec-
tive on express shipments out of the
Scores of those who had their crates
and boxes filled with choice products of
the groves were turned away from the
Bradenton express offices with informa-
tion that the fruit could not be forward-
ed at present, nor was any promise given
as to the length of time which the em-
bargo might continue.
The express embargo is the most dras-
tic that has been made effective, according
to officials of the American Railway Ex-
All citrus fruits, fish and oysters bound
for Jacksonville and points outside the
state wil be refused indefinitely and in-
bound express is under a complete em-
bargo with the standard exceptions of
food, drugs, medical and funeral supplies,
it was announced by A. D. Scruggs, sup.
erintendent of the Florida division of the
express company.
Shipping of boxes of citrus fruit-long
a popular Christmas gift to out-of-state
residents-is halted entirely. The citrus
industry as a whole is not affected because
the larger shipments are by freight, it
was explained.

This is the first time a complete ban
has been placed on inbound express, offi-
cials said.
Congestion at Jacksonville where more
than 300 express cars are said to be in the
yards, was given as the reason for the em-
bargo. Express officials refused to predict
how long it wil last.
Spencer Collects
Five Watermelons
For County Fair

0. A. Spencer, secretary of Manatee
County Fair Association, has in cold stor-
age five watermelons of perfect develop-
ment and complexion, and which "thump
right" to indicate those luscious qualities
which brought fame to the Florida melon.
, The specimens are for exhibition at the
South Florida fair at Tampa and the
Manatee county fair to be held in Braden-
ton in February.
The melons were grown by Homer A.
Dye, a veteran newspaper writer who
farms by moonlight-not moonshine-on
the home lot in Edgewood in the south-
ern part of Bradenton. The largest of
the melons weighs forty-one pounds and
is a perfect specimen. The other four
are each about one-half the size of the
champ, but are also perfect in appearance,
shape and coloring.
The fruit of the vine grew without great
encouragement, except the fixing of a
nice bed for them to rest on in the grow.
er's front yard.
Secretary Spencer had the melons
crated in strong material, because, he said,
there are darkies employed in and about

the ice plant; and he declared that in the
presence of a juicy red-cored watermelon
the Florida darkey possesses no control
over himself, and that if the fruit was left
uncrated he would expect to saunter into
the refrigerating plant some day to dis-
cover the empty husks of the melons, and
five negroes puffed up in a manner to
suggest that a possum barbecue and a
coon oyster roast had happened on the
same day.
An Empire

"Building an Empire" is the ssij the
New York Sun referred to Florida in a
recent article on activities in this state.
Among other things the Sun said:
"One constantly hears that Florida's
end will come with a period of national
depression. People seem to figure her an
alien country, a thing apart from the
United States, even though A] Smith did
get one of her votes for about fifty bal-





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lots in Madison Square Garden in 1924. .:-.
If there is a slump in the country Florida .
undoubtedly will feel its effect, btit she
will have her buildings like New York,
her farms just as Iowa and climate and
a beauty all her own."''

The Florida Grape Industry
The grape industry of the Southeastern
states ought to have a good future be-
fore it. The Munson varieties have fruit
of excellent flavor and appearance. The
fruit ripens early in the season, before the
grapes in Northern States and before
there is much competition from Califor-
nia. This fact alone should permit the
development of a strong market for the
southern product. There are some leaders
furthermore, who believe there are real
opportunities along the grape juice line
for Southern grape growers.
Hitting the high spots can give a man
an awful jolt.-Columbia Record.

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I Fulfilling Promises

!T HE Investors at Venice-Nokomis are daily finding our promises to
them made good. The price advance this week is one of our promises
1 carried out. This was a twenty per cent gift to Pearl City property own-
W ers. Other advances in price will follow rapidly for values are steadily and
swiftly enhancing at Venice-Nokomis.

SW i 30 Miles of Waterfront
Prettiest Natural
SlBeauty in Florida
S .Royal-Palmed
Charming Homes
Vast Building Program

Y While a personal visit to this investment paradise is desirable, we will
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Florida Without Debt Has Good
"Nest Egg" In The State Treasury
T .... ow n, th I The bonds, owned by the Educatnon.I
The state of Florida actually owes noth- The bonds, owned y the Educaion
ing and has in its treasury nearly $7,000. Funds, are refunded three per cent bond
000 in cash, but one of its departments issued in 1901 and 1903 to take up six
holds $601,567 worth of its bonds with per cent and seven per cent bonds of-the
the result that its financial statements state then maturing, which had been is.
,sued in 1871 and 1873 and which had
show it to be in debt just that much. A sued in 1871 and 1873 and which had
resolution adopted unanimously by the been purchased by the Educational Funds
Florida State Chamber of Commerce at prior to 1901 and 1903.
the annual meeting held recently in St. Although the bonds do not mature un.
Petersburg requested the Governor to take til 1951 and 1953, J. C. Luning, State
immediately steps to have the bonds can. Treasurer, recommended to the legisla.
called and destroyed so that published ture uf 1921 passage of an act setting
statements of Florida's financial cond,- aside the interest on deposit of state funds
tion in the future would show the truth collected by the State Treasurer as a Sink-
-that the state actually owes nothing ing Fund for the redemption of the bonds
The resolution has centered attention on as soon as a sufficient amount had ac.
the situation and information obtained cumulate dto redeem them at par.

from Tallahassee indicates there seems to
be no way of straightening the tangle
without a special session of the Legislature
while it will solve itself by the time the
next regular session of the law making
body is held in 1927.

You'll always find a welcome here

Always a Good Show,
Often a Better One

The act suggested by Mr. Luning be-
came effective July 1, 1921. The Florida
Bond Sinking Fund now owns Florida
county and municipal bonds of the par
value of $400,500 and in addition thereto
the fund now has a cash balance of $7,-
500, and in another two years should be
in position to retire the entire indebted-
ness of $601.567.
There is no way to retire the bonds
except by paying them off, according to
officials in Tallahassee. The Legislature
could appropriate the difference of ap-
proximately $200,000 necessary and re-
tire them now if it were in session but
by the time it meets next, in 1927, the
Fund will be in position to retire them
without help.

A- Friendly Yuletide Greeting
From Friendly Realtors
In The Friendly City


205 Arcade Building

P. 0. Box 335

Reference:-First National Bank of Bradenton, Florida



To the many who have made
1925 a Banner Year for Hud-
son and Essex automobiles--
May your Xmas be a Merry
one and your New Year a
most Prosperous revelation
of success



Main and Central Ayes.




Is Our Sincere Wish



Bradenton, Florida



To the many Friends of Gordies Table

"Gordie's Label Assures A Better Table"

Manatee, Florida

New Cummings Bldg., Manatee Ave.




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Our Reoutation

Has been built up by satisfied clients who have
not only invested, but have caused ,many of their
friends to do likewise; in every instance this confi-
dence has been justified.
Our long experience in Manatee Realty enabled
us to make our investors unusual profits. Oppor-
tunities are greater now than ever and we are in
position to show them to you.

We Wish Everyone A Merry X-mas And
Prosperous New Year.

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