The Topeka Daily Capital from Topeka, Kansas on May 19, 1912 · Page 24
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10B T H E TOP E K A D AIL Y CAPITA!) Sunday, May 19, 1912- FLORIDA AND THE EVERGLADES (Continued from Pag 9, Column 4.) th attention of the government was first called to the Everglades, with a view to their reclamation. In 1847 the secretary of th United States treasury appointed on Buckingham Smith to make an exami-U nation of these lands and report concerning the practicability and expediency of draining them. Buckingham, who was handy with his pen, as well as a competent engineer, made his report in June, 1848. As a report it should rank as a classic and differs from the ordinarily dry and formal reports of engineers in the choice and vigorous style of its English. Here Is a quotation abstracted from the same which shows how Buckingham could sling ink when he got down to business: The appearance of the interior of th Everglades is unlike that of any other region of which I have ever heard, and certainly it is in some respects the most remarkable on this continent. Imagine a vast lake of fresh water extending in every direction from shore to shore beyond the reach of human vision, ordinarily unruffled by a ripple on its surface, studded with thousands of islands of various sizes from one-fourth of an acre to hundreds of acres in area, and which are generally covered with dense thickets of shrubbery and vines. Occasionally an island is found with lofty pines and palmettoes upon it, but nffpnfr thev are without anv. and not unusually a solitary majestic palmetto is j Tjie improvement board, so far as I can added to the Union, formed out of east and south Florida, dissevering th unnatural connection now existing between them and middl and west Florida, sections totally dissimilar in pursuits, interests and habits from the former; and the enterprise, industry and progressive spirit of our citizens of other parts of the Union, now led elsewhere, may be directed into channels equally profitable and more conducive to the peace, prosperity and permanent happiness of the Union and the perpetuity of our republican institutions. Buckingham Smith has long since passed to his reward and the enthusiastic officers and citizens wrho hoped to see a new state, made up mostly of the Everglades so vividly described by Buckingham, added to the Union within ten years, have long been dead and forgotten, and now, 64 years after the report was filed, a really comprehensive plan for the reclamation of this vast region is being pushed with vigor to a, close. In 1S50 the government generously ceded what the administration supposed had no value, to the state of Florida for purposes of reclamation. In other words, th government said to Florida: "We will hand this oyer to you. If you think you can make anything out of it, go to it." In 1851 the Florida legislature created the state board of improvement composed of district Judges whose business it was to handle the swamp lands, sell them and apply the fund to draining the same. , There is no evidence, however, that the state got anywhere with the drainage. seen, the only tree upon an Island, as if to guide in approaching it, or as a signal or lookout for its former denizens. The surrounding waters, except in places that at first seem like channel ways, but which are not, are covered with the tall saw grass, shooting up its straight and slender stem from the shallow bottom of the lake often' ten feet above the surface and covering all but a few rods from your view. The water is pure and limpid and almost imperceptibly moves, not in partial currents, but, as it seems, in a mass, silently and slowly to the southward. The bottom of the lake at a distance of from three to six feet is covered with a deposit of decayed vegetable substance, the accumulation of ages, generally two or three feet in depth on the white sand and rock that underlies it over the entire surface of the basin. The flexible grass bending gently to the breeze protects the waters from its influence. lilies and other aquatic flowers of every variety and hue are here to be teen on every side, in pleasant contrast with the pale green of the saw grass, and as you draw near an island the beauty of the scene is increased by the rich foliage and blooming flowers of the wild myrtle, the honeysuckle and other shrubs and vines that generally adorn its shores. The profound and wild solitude of the place, the solemn silence that pervades it, unless broken by the splashing of a paddle of the canoe or light batteau, with which only can you traverse Paha-yokee, or by the voices of your "com-pagnons de voyage" add to awakened and excited curiosity feelings bordering on awe. No human being, civilized or savage, inhabits the Glades. The Seminoles reside in the region between them and the Gulf. Except for the flight of an eagle or a bittern, startled by strange invaders of their privacy, or for a view of the fishes in shallow waters gliding swiftly by your boat as it goes near them, your eye would not rest on a living thing abid ing in this wilderness of "grass water" shrubbery and flowers. Reflections on the past history of the region around you, unbidden, force themselves upon the visitor to the interior of the Glades. On these islands in ages that have long since passed away, the haughty and ferocious Carlb caciqu dwelt. He and his people were driven from their homes by more powerful people, who, in turn, were expelled by stronger foes. Here the daring and reckless buccaneer learn from the records, was a decidedly innocuous body. As nobody cared to buy land in the bottom of a lake before the lake was drained, and as the only way to drain the lake was to sell the land, it is not hard to see why nothing was accomplished. Ten years passed and th war came on, which, of course, disarranged all plana and drove out any idea of draining the Everglades. So th matter came to a practical standstill for 20 years or more. In 1881, the project was revived and a sale of four million acres of land made to one Hamilton EMston for one million dollars, the proceeds to be used in draining the overflowed lands. For eight years the drainage work was carried on, apparently, In rather a desultory manner. The money paid the state by Diston was spent or diverted to other purposes and the Everglades still remained unreclaimed. Two considerable canals were dug, one leading from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchie river and one that wandered off into the Glades without outlet. The year 1889 marked the end of that effort. The state authorities seem to have concluded by this time that about as good a thing as they could do was to donate th swamp lands to the railroads. It may be said in passing that for a good many years there was, perhaps, no state in the Union more completely dominated by railroad influence than the state of Florida. The 6tory is told that Flagler, the builder of that wonderful line of road across the sea to Key West, wishing to get rid of his insane wife, Induced the Legislature of Florida to amend the divorce laws of the state', making insanity a ground for divorce. I do not know of any other state in the Union that makes this a ground for divorce and I think for the best of reasons. It would be just as reasonable to make consumption a ground for divorce. Flagler, however, got his law, ridded himself of the wife of his youtht and took into her place a woman who must have married him solely for his money, for I do not believe the young woman marries the rich old man for love. Then Fit later times fame, after his pniiso for plunder to revel in safety upon his un- the Legislature of Florida repealed the hallowed spoils. Once in this secluded spot the Catholic missionary pursued the heavenly vocation of teaching the benighted pagan the truths of the gospel, and here he sealed his devotion to his God by yielding up his life to the vengeance of the infidel savage. The effect of such a visit to the Paha-yokee (Indian name for Everglades) upon a person of romantic imagination who indulges his fancies on such subjects, it may be presumed, would be somewhat poetic, but if the visitor is a man of practical, utilitarian turn of thought, the first and abiding impression is the utter worthlessness to civilization, in its present condition, for any useful or practical object, of the entire region. Smith, while evidently not very sanguine about the drainage of the Everglades, suggested a plan of drainage that was substantially the same as that now being put into execution. In conclusion he rather guardedly makes this statement: If anything approximating the sanguine expectations of many intelligent officers and citizens is realized in less than ten law by which the great railroad builder had got his divorce from his insane wife. With such conditions prevalent, it is not remarkable that the state authorities were willing to let the railroads gobble up practically all "of the Everglades. Indeed, the public generally had settled down to the opinion at that time that the reclamation of these lands was an impossibility and if they could not be reclaimed they were, of course, of no value. Some of the men at the heads of the railroad corporations, however, saw farther into the future than these state officials. They knew that the drainage of these land was, after all, only a question of work and money. Surveys had already demonstrated that practically all of them lay above tide water and water will run down hill. It was, after all, only a question of how many ditches or canals were necessary to drain this vast swamp and render it capable of cultivation. 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In this report Dr. Wiley expressed the opinion not only that it was possible to drain these lands, but that they would be, when drained, especially adapted to the growing of rice and sugar cane. Still nothing was done toward permanent reclamation until six or seven years afterward, when Governor Jennings, in 1902, took up the question and had a great deal of data compiled touching the feasibility of drainage of these lands. Just by way of showing how indifferent the state had ' been to this project, the patent to these lands was not obtained until 3903. I may say here that back in 1855 the board of trustees having charge of the reclamation business was changed so that it was afterward and is now composed of the governor, comptroller, treasurer, attorney general and commissioner of agriculture for the state.' In 1903 the trustees made a sale of about 100,000 acres of land to one Neil G. Wade, the proceeds to be used in draining the Glades. The railroads disputed the right of the state to make this sale, claiming title to practically all of the lands In the Everglade region. A test case was made and carried through to the Supreme court of the United States, tb.e state winning. During the latter part of the Jennings administration an effort was made to begin the drainage of the Glades, but not very much accomplished in the way of actual canal digging until his term had expired and he was succeeded by a remarkable man, N. B. Broward. Governor Broward was a river boatman, a man of remarkable courage and resourcefulness. During the struggle of Cuba for independence he successfully ran a filibuster boat to the island, landing men and arms to help the struggling insurgents. He was thoroughly familiar with the Everglades and the dream of his life was their reclamation. Against him were arrayed the powerful railroad corporations, the conservatives who Insisted that the reclamation of this vast body of swamp land was an Impossibility and that if he were let alone he would bankrupt the state. Entirely undaunted by either ridicule or threats this man of iron will went steadily forward. A drainage district was established, a tax of five cents per acre levied on all the lands in the district, and arrangements made to sell the lands and the proceeds, excepting so much as by law must be turned into the school fund of the state, applied to the drainage of these lands. It is estimated at this time that about 60 per cent of the work necessary to drain the Everglades has been performed. The state of Florida is now thoroughly committed to the project. The lands are selling rapidly and funds seem to be ample to carry on the work to completion. It will be perhaps three years before th system of canals Is completed and longer than that before a large part of the lands are fitted for cultivation, but that the work will be done I Jiave no doubt. WHAT ABOUT THE LANDS AFTER THEY ARE DRAINED? By river and canal and lake I traveled for several hundreds of miles, as it seemed to me, through the Everglade country. I saw the unredeemed lands still covered with water and tall saw grass, where a duck might travel, but where no man could. I saw lands that had at one time been Just as worthless for agricultural purposes as any of this water-covered district, which had been drained and planted with all sorts of tropical and semi-tropical trees, vines, shrubs, vegetables and grasses, all growing luxuriantly, a swamp turned into a smiling garden land. I was shown lands that were valueless three years ago which are now producing crops that will aggregate In value from $300 to $2,000 per acre. That this land will produce certain crops in great abundance when drained there can be no question, because I saw the evidence with my own eyes. Now, this is the good side of this and shows the possibilities of this region. In my opinion, these possibilities are great, but I want no- man to read this and gather the impression that these examples are the average. They are not. On the contrary, I talked with two or three Kansas men who have settled there who have so far made no money. They are not kickers, either. They do not express discouragement. On the contrary, they show the same patience and courage that the average Kansas settler has displayed who has stayed and struggled against tremendous difficulties out on the Kansas prairies, and making no complaint has finally won. The fact that they have so far been disappointed in getting returns has not daunted them and I think they will finally succeed. I mention their cases to show that It takes intelligence and industry and perseverance and a high-order of courage to succeed on these new lands in Florida, just as it does in every new, undeveloped country. Some of th lands In the Everglades will not be redeemed for years, maybe never. Some of these lands of very doubtful value have been sold by land agents and the buyers of the tracts will lose their investments. Others have bought lands supposing that they are ready now for settlement and cultivation. They are not. Only a small per cent of these Everglade lands are ready for cultivation. It will be three years at least, and perhaps five years, even if the drainage system is pushed forward as rapidly as possible and is fully equal in the end to the necessary drainage of the lands, before the bulk of the lands will be ready for the plow. Th cultivation of the lands, -even where fairly well drained, is still In the experimental stage. Experience is necessary to tell what crops are best adapted to them. My opinion is that the ordinary Kansas farmer will make a mistake if he depends on growing citrus fruit or garden truck. The Kansas farmer as a rule is not a tree culturist or a truck gardener. He will, therefore, be engaged in a business with which he is not familiar and which will involve him In considerable expense and with the chances, !n my opinion, more than even that he will fail. It would b all right if he goes there and becomes an actual settler, to plant some citrus trees, such as the orange or grapefruit, and to raise some vegetables, but my opinion Is that these should be side issues and that he should turn his attention to something that is more in his line. I believe that the Everglades will prove to be a good country for the growing of grasses and forage crops and the prices for these are at present enormous. They will not be subject to the attacks of so many Insect enemies as the trees and vegetables and will be more easily cared for. There are, I think, great possibilities in the line of dairying in Florida. The tables of the hotels are supplied with canned milk and canned cream. That means that these articles are shipped In from abroad. So far, there do not seem to be so very many insects In the Everglades, but that Is because up to recently there has been no inducement for them to settle there. As the country is drained and cultivated the number of Insect pests will increase. Maybe some enthusiastic land agent will tell you that these lands will be selling in a year or two for ,$200 or 5300 an acre. Maybe he will even try to make you believe that within five years the land that he sells you for from $30 to $60 an acre will be worth $300. and that without any exertion on your part. I do not know, of course, what land will sell for in that region in five years from now, but it is a safe bet that the most of it will not be selling for $a an acre, nor for $200. Remember, please,, that not over 50 per cent of the proposed canals are com pleted, and remember also, if you have j bought land, that unless it is located I right on the bank of a canal, it Is prob- ! aoiy at this moment under from 'six inches to three feet of water, and even if it is not actually under water it is still so soft that , it would bog a duck unless she carried flat boats on her feet. It is also reasonable to suppose that this region, toward which the eyes of the country are turned and toward which tens of thousands are flocking, will pass through something of the same period of reaction that all other new countries pass through before settling down to a steady nations have been stirred by beautifully i colored pictures and equally high colored word paintings, have invested and will continue to invest their dollars in Florida lands under the impression that their new possessions will grow into immense value. They will find that values will increase much more slowly than they imagined and then will come a period of discouragement and depression. Many of them have made contracts involving monthly payments. It is nearly always easier to figure how you can gather up $50 or $100 next month than it Is to actually get the money. Many of these purchasers on the partial" payment plan will find great difficulty in meeting the payments when they fall due and perhaps will fail to meet them entirely. Discouraged by their inability to do what they contracted to do, they will try to sell for enough to get back what they have actually paid in, and that will depress the price of lands generally. So do riot look for pots of gold at the ends of rainbows. Do not figure that you can make. a partial payment or two on a tract of Everglade land and that before you have to make the next payment- the price of the land will have risen in value so that you can sell it for four or five times what you paid. I have great faith in the ultimate value of a very considerable part of the Everglades. In the course of time I think that they will prove to be very rich and valuable, but this development will be the work of years. If possible, before you purchase, go and make a personal examination and be sure to keep a cool head on your shoulders while you look. If you can not go yourself, have some disinterested person of good judgment, in whom you can trust, go and examine the land for you, and then If you determine to buy, buy with the understanding that you will probably have to wait five years for returns on your investment. It may be that you will realize before that time. If so, so much the better. Do not figure on making a hundred per cent annually on your investment. If you can net 10 per cent you. are making a good Investment. I do not wish it to be understood that the people who are selling Florida lands are a set of merciless sharks and robbers. Some of them probably are, but most of them are not. They are subject to cllmatlo intoxication. Just like the visitors. They put the best side forward and dwell on the exceptional cases where enormous returns have been gathered until they really persuade themselves that these exceptional cases represent the average. The man of intelligence, energy and grit, who is willing to wait and work, can do well in Florida. The man, also, who wants a place where he can live after a fashion, with little or no exertion, may find Florida the place he is looking for. He doesn't need many clothes, nor much house. If he has a kitchen in which to cook his simple fare, a place to sleep inclosed with mosquito netting, and a fish pole, he can get along. He can catch enough fish to supply him with meat. On an acre he can raise enough truck to supply his table with vegetables and he can live the simple life without ambition and with the expenditure of lit tle energy. He will not amount to a whoop, but he can get the actual necessities of life with as little work, I should think, as anywhere in the United States. This is not the kind of a life a Kansas man desires. I assume that he will try to get Into the other and progressive class. I have confined this article almost entirely to the Everglades for the reason that it Is toward them that the eyes of the public seeking homes have turned. They want to know the truth and they ought to have it, not what the man of prejudiced vision sees as the truth, but the conditions as they really are. As to Florida as a winter resort, there is, of course, no question. In that respect it is ideal. But winter resorts are places for people of some wealth and leisure. The man who Is fighting the battle of life with the purpose of building a home, of making a place for himself in business and social life, of educating his children and providing decently for those dependent on him In case death or sickness deprives him of life or the power of production, has no time to loll in langourous idleness under the shade of tropic palms while winter rages in the north, or to flee to the cooling breezes of the northern lakes or mountains during the reign of the Dog star. What he wants to find is where he can gather the greatest rewards possible for his toil and at the same time enjoy as many of the comforts and advantages of life as It is possible for one in his circumstances to obtain. To the leisure class who can command the Genie of the dollar to transport them whither they wish, to build for them palaces as beautiful as the conception of the poet's dream, to create for their amusement pleasure yachts on which they may sail and dream on summer seas, Florida, of course, offers peculiar attractions during what are the winter months in the north. Here is seen what money can do. Nvhere Just a few years ago there was a wilderness, as for example in the case of Miami, a rocky, barren looking land, there Is now a little city of marvelous beauty. Stately palms ; already rear their tufted heads toward ; the blue southern sky and the vivid green j of the citrus, mingled with the brilliant hues of many flowering trees and shrubs, which lade the air with their sensuous perfumes, make It seem like a picture land and the visitor thinks of Xenlphon's legions wearied by toilsome marches over burning desert sands, when at last they struck the lotus groves and eating of the fruit they almost forgot their native land. ' The one thing of which the Kansan feels most the lack is a body of water of some size. To him the sight of the ocean stretching away to the sky line, where the bending azure dome meets the lapping waves, is a source of never-failing interest, or in a milder way the inland lake or river, their peaceful waters silvered by the southern moon or, dimpled and golden in the sunlight, attracts the man from the prairie land. ;i ' HEROISM EXPLAINED. The Passer-by You took a great risk in rescuing that bor: you deserve a Carnegie medaL What prompted you to do it? The Hero He had my skates on: Puck. kMMjlPMl yjPMjvi Tbe Store of Dependable Merchandise The Store of Dependable Merchandise The Store of Dependable Merchandise 1 ' Appareling News Extraordinary Women's Appareling section is bringing you many splendid surprises these days. Only a few of them are chronicled in store news. It is the one who keeps in touch with transactions by frequent visits that has a comprehensive knowledge of what is going on. One Special Lot of This Spring's Tailored Suits Made of Wool Serge, in dark and light tan shades, also fancy Mixtures, in tan or gray effects, all with satin lined jackets, Ladies' and Misses' sizes the lowest priced suit in the lot is marked $10.00, from that up to $14.75. ..... Your Choice Monday Suit 16.95 Monday morning we place on sale our finest suits suits that sold from $5.00 to $65.00, absolutely nothing reserved the finest of cloths and work manship beautiful imported two-toned whip cords, and other seasonable novelties, on sale Monday Your Choice at ONE-HALF Original Price Attention Mothers A Sale of Muslin Underwear for Children Slightly soiled but otherwise perfect. Sizes. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 yrs. SKIRTS- t 1 : neguiarpnces L'OC, OUC, VOC DRAWERS Sizes. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 yrs. - Regular Prices 10c, 15c, 25c, 39c GOWKS Sizes 2, 4; 6, 8, 10 yrs. Regular Prices 25c, 50c, 75c. Your Choice of These at ONE-HALF Their Regular Price Our Corset Department Seldom Advertised, of What You Bust Ruffles Trimmed with lace or embroidery, good selection at each of the prices named 1.00,. 75, 50, 25. Bust Forms Filled with sterilized curled hair and down, making them perfectly sanitary; the coverings are made of silk, satin, lawn and oil silk, ranging in price from 25 to 2.50. The Brassiere Perfect fitting, with pockets for forms, made of best cambric, boned with rust-proof boning $1.50. Tampico Bust Forms Covered with lawn and lace trimmed, cool for summer wear 50. The Featherbone Bust Extender Made of all-over embroidery, with shaped boning, makes the figure perfectly natural, 50. Corset Shields, to prevent hip stays from breaking, and made of platinum, 3 sizes 25 each. , Celuloid Stays, for protecting front steels 25. Contains Many Articles Here is a Partial List Can Find Here The Sain Shield or Skirt Protector Made of stork cloth, durable, hygienic, waterproof and comfortable at 50. An All Elastic Mesh, Sanitary Belt has no buttons or buckles to irritate the body fits snug and yet gives freely to every motion of the body 25. Sanitary Towels for women, exceedingly convenient and comfortable for traveling, medium size 30 dozen. An All Elastic Abdominal Band and supporter, so constructed as to give natural protection 5.00. Shield for Under-arm, to protect top of corset from perspiration, an article every lady appreciates, at 25. A convenience for the women that are compelled to use an under-arm protection for dainty lingerie garments, is a fitted brassiere, made of net with attached shields, which can be worn with the thinest of garments, 1.50. Corset Nursing Shields made of waterproof material, can be cleaned, and are perfectly sanitary 1.00. Irish Crochet Hand Bags Hand made from crochet cotton threads, the dainty Hand Bags shown in Leather Goods Section are a decided novelty. There are a score of different styles, each a perfect specimen of the art needleworker's cleverness. Prices as you will see are very moderate. Irish Crochet Bags at $2.50 Crochet Bags, sizes 6x7 inches, made of Baby Irish with four Irish crocheted medallions appliqued, long braided handles, edges trimmed with ball trimming, at 2.50. Irish Crochet Bags at $1.00 Several pretty designs in white crochet Scinch round shape, satin lined, finished with satin draw ribbon at top, at 1.00. Irish Crochet Bags at $1.50 Hand Crochet Bags, size 9xl2-in., made from fifteen small and large medallions, crocheted in white, lined with mercerized materials, lap-over flap fastened to crocheted button by loop. Long cord handles. Other bags in Baby Irish over black, tan, brown and white at 1.50. Irish Crochet Bags at $3.25 Bags, size 7x8 inches, ball trimming at bottom, seven appliqued medallions and buttons, pique lining, braided handles, at 3.25. An Extensive Line of These Bags are Shown at Prices Ranging Up ?.... $6.00 SUIT TO MEASURE It is impossible to duplicate our values. We undersell any tailor in the state. Every coat fits snug around the neck, and holds its shape perfect. Let us take your measure now. Save $10 this time. We press your clothes free for one year. Printing For ' Candidates Nomination Blanks Carried in Stock Candidate Cards The Mail Printing House Capper Bidg. rhone DISCOVERED IE FOR 729 Kansas Ave. Harry Miller. Mgr." i LIFT A POUND st a time and you can LIFT A TON. B the iamf method PAY A DOLLAR at a time and yoa can PAY A THOUSAND. We have the plan. The Capitol Building & Loan Ass'n. U4 Ktiui Arc. ffll AND Hill FEVER A KanMi Chemist Discovered a "Implo Home Cur tor A nth ma and Makes Mr. It. J. Lane, a chcrntat l&cated a tit GrirroBi Offer. Iati B!1-., EC Htryt. Kan., hu discovered a simple cur for Asthma and Hay Fever. To teat It be aent some to people who had been eufferers from Asthma for forty years, and. to their delight, they were easily cured. Mr. Lane Is so proud of Ma diaeoT-r and has so much confidence In Its ability to cure that be will and a f 1 C bottle by expres to any one who will write bint for It. Hta offer la tbat be is to bo paid for It If It cures; tbe one taklcs It la to be the Judge ib4 report It effect wllala tea) daya after the receipt of tbe cure. If yoa suffer from Asthma or Her sVree, write for a battle at once. Send ao money. Tour name and addreas on a poetal card will do. CAPITAL'S GUAEAHTEE Larger circulation ta City of Tafek Tbaa Aay Olkev Daily. With every edvertlsJue; contract made urine tbe rear JtJl tn Topek Daily Capital will five aa aboolut ruamnteo tbat It Las a larger paid circulation la tbe tit of Topeka than any other newspaper, and also has double, tbe circulation ef any other cewapaper on the rural routes o Shawoe and adjofeln ootio Uea; furthermore, that It baa In tha state ct Kaoaac 60 per ceat mora circulation than any other dally published la Topek and a laxfer Kansas circulation than any other Kansas dally. These claims) will be established to tbe entire sails faction of every advertiser, or no chart icade for the advertising- This guar ant includes week day as well aa Sunday tasuea Tbe subscription booka. cajTlers reports and all circulation records In th Capital office are at all times open te examination by any advertiser, and tn most rl16 Inspection Is Invited. t

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