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Jan 31 the total bonded debt of the
United States was 5313307490 The
cash balance in the Treasury exclu
sive of reserve and trust funds was
51437015834 S being a decrease for
the month of13713S31S6
Montana is after the Japanese as
hard as the other Stages A bill has
Jrtscn introduced which will prevent
after five years the holding of lands In
Montana by TUtens It is aimed at the
Chinese and Japanese and is said to
be patterned after the California bill
The people of Texas are up against it
hard They want a two cent rate on
tiie railroads and they want more rail
roads Ther cannot have both Men
will not trffild any railroads thru that
sparsely settled country and expect to
make money on a two cent rate
The rainfall on the Isthmus last
month was heavier than any January
since American occupation It aver
aged for the 13 stations along the line
of the canal 437 inches In spite of
this there were 2324531 cubic yards
excavated on the 25 working days
The Western papers are complaining
about the nuisance to which the tag
business has grown- When first invent
ed the tag was a useful method for col
lecting money for desirable purposes
being- used foraJIsprfs of
things and tlip people- are becoming
very tired of it and thetaggers
If the liquor men in Tennessee were
the instigators of the murder of ex
Senator Carmacl they made as big a
mistake in a business way as the slave
holders did In firing upon Fort Sumter
The Tennessee House has already
passed a bill by 60 to 30 prohibiting
the manufacture of intoxicating liquors
la the State after Jan 1 1910 An
amendment providing that the State
reimburse brewers and distillers for 50
per ceut of the loss they would sustain
by this was tabled by a decisive vote
Somehow in spite of the ridicule and
denunciation which President Roose
velts ideas encounter they take hold
on people and become living facts Gov
HadUy of MIssouii is adopted the
Iiooseveltian idea in regard to officers
being equal to horseback riding and
has Issued an order that every one who
Tvas appointed on his staff shall do a
Btunt of CO miles on horseback making
20 miles a day for three days The
Covcrnor wants to have Missouri prop
erly represented In the grand parade
and he does not want the State -which
lias the reputation of raising the finest
horses and mules in the country hu
miliated by any of his glittering Colo
nels falling out of their saddles upon
the hard and unsympathetic pavement
pf Pennsylvania avenue
Gov Hadley of Missouri ha3 begun
6 determined fight for a two cent rate
on the railroads of the State In his
argument before the Federal Court in
support of the rate which had been
prescribed by the Legislature he said
that at first the people were so anxious
for railroads that they gave the com
panies everything that they asked for
Out of J220000G0 expended in railroad
construction the companies only put up
2000000 while the remaining 20
000000 was contributed by the State
the Counties or the people For 40
years the companies have had things
their own way and charged what they
pleased During this time Iowa was en
joying rates 23 to CO per cent lower
than Missouri with those in Illinois 25
to 30 per cent lowrr and even sparsely
settled Nebraska was getting lower
freight rates than Missouri He wanted
the railroads to have a fair return upon
the money invested but he did not pro-
A Personal Examination of the Land
to Be Made by the Editor or The
National Tribune
In a few days Comrade John McEI
roy editor of The National Tribune
tfrlll go to Florida to see with his own
ejres and report to our readers the land
which has been offered for a colony
He will report exactly as he finds It the
character of the soil and climate the
possibilities of the soil for fruit and
truck growing and general agriculture
Xho facilities for market the healthful
Mass of the location and the possibilities
M bull ling up a thriving prosperous
community with all the social and
tioiiai advantages enjoyed ia the
Tho veterans and their wives have
reason to congratulate themselves that
the cerenity of -their lateryears Is being
less ami lers disturbed by the bitter
Copperhead yfrujencewiijch ha3 pur
sued them since the old war days There
has been a most gratifying decrease
within the past few years of the mal
evolence of the past The facts of the
war arc becoming better known the
justice of the pension system is every
where more generally conceded the lies
with which the system was attacked
have been exploded and reputable pa
pers generally have become ashamed
of attacking old men and women on
account of the little pittance of 3 or 54
a week which the Government bestows
upon them for the few years that they
yet have on earth The Democrat of
Johnstown Pa is one of the papers
that proves obdurate to good sense
good taste and plain undeniable truth
In a recent issue it has an editorial on
the pension question with the rank
Copperhead twang which ha disap
peared from so called reputable papers
for many years It says in part
Where Is this pension riot to end
The Federal Government has been in
dulging in a magnificent orgy in the be
stowal of gratuities No other country
ever dreamed of such prodigality Year
by year is has Increased Year by year
thcappropriations grow in volume And
when Congress begins to lag in tho
work of lengthening th pension rolls
an executive orderdf swefaplng reach
is brought into play
Since tho close of the war of the
rebellion the United States Government
has paid out 53700000000 in pensions
Every dollar of this has been taken
from the people who work In over
whelming proportion it has come out
of the weakest and the least fortunate
The burden has fallen In proportion
with 10000 fold greater weight on tin
shoulders of the scrub woman and the
day laborer than on the Oarnegles and
the Rockefellers Yet the burden has
been borne with patience It has ex
cited scarcely a murmur As the money
has come thru indirect taxation and
has been paid in large part by those
Ignorant of the cause of the hard
times which they felt the Government
has gone on from one extreme to an
other until to day the pension charga
reaches the stupendous total of 153
000000 annually
But this is not all The fever has
attacked the States and Pennsylvania
now proposes to enter the competition
No fewer than five pension bills are now
pending These bills contemplate the
inauguration of an iudependeut pen
sioning system that eventually must
impose a tremendous burden on the
taxpayers of the Slate These bills carry
all the way from a million or two to
four or five millions and they furnish
in part the excuse offered for the mon
strous proposal to tax trust funds and
bank deposits and personal property
The bills also provide for a great addi
tion to the official class There are to
be Pension Commissioners at fat sal
aries and a big working force of clerks
all at liberal pay Thus more patron
age will bo at the disposal of Mr Pen
rose and his friends They will be able
by this means to pay off a larger num
ber of their political debts They will
pay these debts with your money The
pensions and the salaries and all the
costs of this proposition will be saddled
as a burden on the toilers of the State-
The officials In favor will have more
The people who work in mill and mine
and who risk life and limb on the rail
or- In the lumber camps will have less
There Is absolutely no trutri in tho
assertion that the people of the United
States are pressed with taxes to pay
pensions and that this comes from the
pockets of the very poor It is wicked
and demagogic to say this and try to
excite the anger of the poorer people
against pensions Not a dollar has been
received by the Treasury which would
not have been collected If there had
been absolutely no pension list The
taxes and duties which are levied and
create the fund from which pensions
arc paid were Imposed for totally dif
ferent purposes than the payment of
pensions or any other expenses of the
Government Substantially one half of
the revenues of tho Government are de
rived from taxes on spirits beer tobac
co oleomargarine etc which taxes
were imposed for moral purfjoses and
the people of the- country would Insist
if they were brought to vote upon it
that the taxes be made still higher The
taxes on whisky and beer have been
the most effective curb yet devised for
restricting the ravages of the drink
demon The tax on oleomargarine was
placed there as the result of the earnest
work of the dairymen and as a matter
of protection for the peoples health In
tho way of pure food
The other half of the taxes which
come thru the customs houses were all
Imposed for the purpoze of protecting
American manufacturers and farmers
and to develop our manufacturing and
agricultural interests to develop a mar
ket for home products and to furnish
employment at good wages to American
workingmen To day the main resist
ance to the lowering of these duties
comes from the farmers workingmen
and others who want to preserve our
interests against being swamped by the
cheap pauper labor outside our country
What is done with the money raised
from ail these taxes Is a matter of less
Importance to those people than that
the production and sale of whisky oleo
margarine etc shall be restricted and
that the wealth of the country shall be
developed by keeping American markets
for American products Substantially
nine people out of 10 to day want the
revenuo to remain very much as It is
and the Government to go on collecting
substantially as much money as It now
Having collected this money incom
parably the best way of distributing It
to the people is thru the pension system-
which scatters it with an equal
hand all over tho whole country so
that every community gets the full
benefit of every dollar paid out In no
other way is the money in the Treasury
distributed with such an equable hand
to every section The pension system
has been of the highest benefit in main
taining a healthful circulation of money
and preventing tho stringencies which
periodically como upon the country
from having a severity that they would
have without such a periodical general
and even handed redistribution of the
money to the people Any man who
thinks knows this and tho editor of tho
Democrat simply shows his ignorance
of plain facts In political economy and
his venomous hatred of those who pre
served the Nation and made possible
nil mm nFAflant t tnltmllj
vu Ivywii ujf UU11WUCU
Jself sacrlilce of themselves
Tie recent trouble which the Navy
Department hah in communicating
with the Ueet off the Azores brings
liely attention to a world of legal and
other difficulties which surround wire
less telegraphy In the case mentioned
the operators claimed that they couid
not send metsagps because a lot of
students and school boys in Brooklyn
were putting buss in the air that Is
their messages prevented the transmis
sion of the waves which the naval op
erators were sending Just whnt is
going to be done with regard to wireless
telegraphy is a question to puzzle the
lawyers Any boy with scientific in
clinations can easily put up a wireless
telegraphic station and amuse himself
conversing with another boy in the
next block or the next Township A
wireless telegraphy station Is one of
the easiest things for a boy with me
chanical and electrical tastes to install
It need not cost more than 5 Ho can
get pome cheap instruments fasten his
wire to the lightning rod on his fath
ers house and there ho is ready for
unlimited talking with any other boy
who has similar instruments and light
ning rod He would seem to have the
most perfect right to do this and talk
with his boy companion as much as
he pleases without infringing upon the
dignity and power of the United States
Yot he can infringe as wa3 shown in
the above instance most effectually
Teachers In Industrial schools set up
wireless telegraph stations for the in
struction of their pupils and these are
in pretty constant operation All of
them make waves which are in the
highest degree detrimental to the send
ing of messages This has been done
maliciously At the time of the yacht
races one enterprising firm sent out a
yacht with newspaper men and a com
plete wireless outfit to report the race
Another firm of wireless telegraphers
who had been left out and were as
jealous of the successful one as two of a
trade always are deliberately went to
work filling the air with cuss words
and remarks highly derogatory to the
successful firm It succeeded In break
ing up the transmission of the reports
of the race and making Its competi
tors very cross and to saying all sorts
of cuss words on their own account
This will give an idea of the possibili
ties of wlrelet3 telegraphy and the diffi
culties there is going to be to make
legal regulations Of course when the
United States Government wants to
communicate with its fleet or any other
great event is on the tapis everybody
clse ought to shut up But the diffi
culty is how to arrange this Theo
retically every man owns the air above
his house to the full extent of tho 45
miles of the atmosphere precisely as
he is supposed to own the ground to
the center of the earth He has a right
to do anything not illegal on that spot
of ground and If he does anything Ille
gal it is a matter for his own State to
regulate and not for tho Government
Neither -State nor Government has
the slightest desire to Interfere with
the individuals liberty and will not
except for grave reasons The method
that first suggests Itself 13 that there
should be an announcement when the
Government or State wishes to make a
communication This would be some
thing like the old proclamations by
the heralds of tho Eastern despots that
his Sublime Highness was about to ap
pear on the streets and everybody must
go Indoors Suppose some mischievous
boys or cantankerous men choose to
interfere with the Governments mes
sages How are Uiey to be dealt with
Will the Government have to have a
corps of policemen watching out for
these and suppressing them That
would be costly Inconvenient and of
doubtful effectiveness Then when the
Government wanted to talk or a State
there might bo some great- private
emergency which had almost as much
right to the air such as reports from
the Lusitanla or Lucania These mes
sages might be of quite as much Im
portance to the country as those which
tho Government was sending It will
be seen that quite a field of effort has
suddenly opened up for our lawmakers
Col George W Gocthaie Chief En
gineer of the Panama Canal docs not
often tay much for publication and
therefore when he does say anything
It receives unusual attention Now he
announces positively that naval ves
sels will sail thru tho lock canal by
Jan 1 1315 This also contains the
assurance that It will be a lock canal
and not the sca levcTpassagc that has
been asserted by many was contem
plated The extraordinary progress
made In the Cuiebra Cut justifies even
an earlier date of opening than Col
Goethals has promised so that he Is on
the bafc side In his prediction We
have the first earnest of success In the
passage of a large steamer thru the
new channel for the Pacific entrance
which has been dredged to a depth of
35 foet The Newport a large Pacific
steamer was the first to use this chan
nel and passed thru It easily and suc
cessfully Nothing was said- In -advance
about this and even Mr Tart
and the canal officials were not present
to watch the steamer make her exit
While this channel Is only a small de
tail in the great work yet It was one
attended with some difficulty and the
thoroness with which the work was
done upon it fa hopeful as to like good
ness of execution thruout the great
The President played a trump card
in his strong appeal to the Methodists
to give the Japanese a square deal A
policy which has the Methodist Church
behind It has a power for good that it
Is very difficult to resist The Metho
dists arc a great missionary force and
they are particularly Interested In the
spread of Christianity in the Orient
Consequently they are deeply Interested
In cultivating the good will and extend
ing exact Justice to the Japanese Tho
appeal of the President will doubtless
array tho whole might of tho Church In
favor of tho fairest treatment of tho
Japanese on the Pacific Coast and it
wilf count for very much In arresting
the rabid legislation directed against
those pooplr
coMnssroxi7F or pensions
Whilo m9hy excellent men and good
soldiers hav held the office of Com
missioner rtfi Pernn Vxcrxy ran be no
gainsaying h ffict that Col Vespasian
Warner haSiveft more general satis
faction to ivevvrA iindv concerned than
nny other nian ivho has held tho office
Col Wainer hasA military record sec
ond to that of ip man who served in
the warrB Conswnuently ho has the
warmest fellngYor his comrades who
bore the hit anVl burden of ihe great
strife and there Is united with thl3
administrative ability of the highest
order This tas enabled him to ac
complish the most unusual results Al-
tho there has been much important new
legislation during his term of office
which has added very enormously to
the work to be transacted he has ac
complished tho quite unusual feat of
bringing the business of the office up
to date For the first time In Its his
tory the business has been made cur
rent and every application and every
letter Is promptly acted upon At the
same time the allowances for each year
have greatly exceeded those of the
previous record of the office and this
has been accomplished with even less
force than his predecessors with the
expenses of running the Bureau steadily
cut down and the saving applied to the
payment of pensions to veterans and
their widows This achievement has
made the administration of the Pen
sion Bureau a model one for the other
Bureaus of the Government and ren
dered it rather difficult to find a parallel
of marked Increase of efficiency In the
working force coupled with steady re
duction of number of clerks This re
duction has been due to natural causes
of death disability and resignations for
Col Warner has a warm feeling for his
employes andean inveterate unwilling
ness to turn faithful clerks out in the
cold after years of service
Commissioner Warners administra
tion has received the unusual distinc
tion of repeated indorsements by the
National Encampment of tho Grand
Army of the Kepubllc When It Is re
membered how careful the National
Encampment has always been in be
stowing Its praise the significance of
this will be appreciated
A petition has been circulated In the
House of Representatives and we un
derstand almost unanimously signed
asking for the retention of Col Warner
in the offic and many Posts thruout
the ciountry have been taking or strong
ly mcditatirtir similar action Every
one sincerely hopes that President Taft
will press Qpl Warner to remain in his
present position
Women agitators we have with us all
the time like the poor but it is only
rarely of late years that any shouter
from the watch towers of socjety has
excited the attention that Mrs Char
lotte Perkins Gilman lias with her
trumpet call in a Accent number of tho
Womens Firurrii
Well what of It A woman Is just
whatishe wants to ie and makes herself-
Nearly everywoman wants to be
merely a daughter wife or mother of
somebody Thar Is her highest ambi
tion in life and she finds her greatest
happiness in it If she wants to be
otherwise than a relative to a man the
world Is open to her and she can be
virtually what she pleases There Is
not the slightest impediment to a wo
man being a lawyer a physician a
minister or a manufacturer
Once in a literary circle Coleridge
said that he could write just like
Shakspere If he had the mind when
Cliarles Lamb lisped In reply Thats
so all you lack Is the mind Any
woman wljo wants to tread the hard
road that a man has to follow to
achieve success in any profession can
do so Psychologists insist that there
is no difference between the brain of
a man and a woman and if a woman
wants to become a3 great a lawyer
preacher or doctor as some men have
become she can do so by giving the
hard work and self sacrifice that they
have to achieve eminence The main
trouble Is that nearly all of the women
who have entered the professions and
other walks of life usually followed
by men want to have success given
them because they are women and not
because they earn It All of the shriek
ing on this subject comes from women
of quite moderate ability who wanted
a place In the front rank and yet were
not willing to work as hard for it as
their brothers would It depends ab
solutely upon what the woman wants
most In life If she prefers the sterile
bights of success to the pleasures of
the family and of love she can have
them Very few women care to pay
this price for- prominence and it- Is a
blessed thing for the men that they do
The National Coffee and Tea Associa
tion has bcgunTa campaign to stimulate
and organize opposition to the Imposi
tion of a tax on tea and coffee The
advocates of the tax claim that there
is no reason why the consumer should
pay any more for the tea and coffee
under the proposed tariff than he does
now The ot green coffee In tho
past 10 yearhaFVen but one half to
one third of whafIt was in the previous
decade yet ithODJUverage price to the
consumer hatf remained at 25 cents a
pound in spite of its being admitted
free of duty In Gpnnany where coffee
is tuxed foursand a half cents a pound
the average prlce1 to the consumer h
21 z cents rls cfainied that the aver
ago cost to the importer has been only
eight cents t pound There is a simi
lar story in Regard to tea Tea which
la Imported IRcents a pound Is re
sold by Jobbers atl40
cent3 and by re
tailers at CO contayl Many dealers throw
in a premiufl tqisweeten the bargain
It coffee which costs eight cents a
pound green and 10 cents roasted is
sold at 25 cents a pound an excessive
profit Is being made by some one It
should be sold at 13 cents a pound with
a good business profit All of the large
European countries tax coffee with tho
German duty five cents a German
pound equal to four and a half cents
un American pound
The Dally People
the Socialist organ
claims that the
gan prohibition move
ment is doing a great missionary work
for Socialism and it regards the pas
sage by tho Tennessee Legislature over
Governors veto
or a State wide
prohibition as the entering urmiim nt
Senator Penrose docs not speak often
In the Senate but when he does he 13
quite likely to have something to say
He moved upon the works of the ag
gressive La Follette of Wisconsin last
week very effectively and has given
the dashing Badger Senator somethin
to think about beside leading his insur
rection In both Houses the members
are much more esteemed by their col
leagues for committee work than for
any other quality The real business
of Congress is more and more done In
committee rooms and not upon the
floor The business of the country has
grown to such an extent that the open
sessions of both Houses are largely rati
fications of conclusions arrived at In
the comniitteo rooms Each of the
committees are in fact smaller Con
gresses and can thrash out the grain
before them much more effectively than
can be done in open session
Senator Penrose went directly at the
heart of the matter by showing from
the record that Ha Folletto had been
singularly negligent of his real work
rarely being present with any of the
committees to which he belonged and
never putting himself to the trouble of
really understanding the business that
was to como before the Senate Ho had
failed to attend a single meeting of the
Committee on the Census he was rare
ly present with the Committee on Pen
sions he had never done anything In
the Committee on Indian Affairs He
had only attended the meeting of the
Committee on Claims onco or twice
and that was to bring up some trivial
matter in which he was personally In
terested No Senator had a greater
record of absenteeism While not at
tending to public business he was com
ing Into the Senato to make stump
speeches and embarrass those who
were trying to transact the duties for
which they were sent to the Senate
Senator La Follette made a rathec weak
reply and claimed that part of the
time that he was absent he was ori
gaged in editing the magazine which he
Is publishing
One act of President Roosevelts
which we cannot for a moment approve
Is ordering restored the name of Jeffer
son Davis Secretary of War on the
Cabin John Bridge We do not see
any reason whatever for stirring up
this matter again Whether or not it
was a mistake to have taken the name
off In the firat place It can do no good
to givo the publicity which now ac
companies the restoration The tablet
is on the bridge crossing Cabin John
Creek about seven miles from Wash
ington and the place on the abutment
is obscure so that It can only be dis
covered with difficulty by climbing
down a steep bank Not one person In
a hundred thousand that comes tot
Washington goes out to Cabin John
and probably still fewer take the trou
ble to look for the tablet The matter
came up several years ago In a clamor
by tho Irrepressible Daughters of the
Confederacy for the restoration of the
name but after brief discussion it was
dropped as nobody seemed to care
anything about It Thcnthe National
Encampment or the confederate vet
erans took the matter up and sent a
formal request to the Secretary of War
for the restoraton of the name The
only right that Jefferson Davis had to
have his name inscribed on the great
arch was that he was Secretary of War
for a brief period during its construc
tion We cannot but think that It is a
great mistake to reopen the discussion
but after alt the restoration of the
name aside from this publicity will do
no great harm owing to the obscurity
of tho place In which It Is Inscribed
The papers are discussing tho right
to use Dixie as an American air and
referring back to what President Lin
coln said in April 18C5 when the news
reached Washington that Richmond
was captured A crowd rushed to the
White House taking with it a band
and Mr Lincoln appeared at tho win
dow over the front entrance Some
body called for Dixie and Mr Lin
coln said
There i3 a song or a tune which I
used to hear with great pleasure be
fore the war but our friends across the
river have appropriated it to their use
during the last four years It Is the
tune called Dixie but I think we have
captured it At any rate I conferred
with tho Attorney General this morn
ing and ho expressed the opinion that
Dixie may fairly be regarded as can
tured property So I shall be glad u
hear Dixie by the band
A3 usual President Lincoln stated
facts with historical accuracy Dixie
was written by a Northern man a na
tive of Ohio for Northern minstrels to
sing and the best information Is to the
effect that if Dixie had any meaning
at all It referred to the plantation of a
man on Long Island The South ap
propriated the tune precisely as it did
the Nations arsenals and forts dock
yards and other species of property Jn
the general recapturo we got the music
back and simply reclaimed our own
There is no reason why Dixie
should not be an American air but be
fore it is sung much some geniu3
should rise to give it fitting words The
Southern poet3 have been struggling
for years to build up rhymes that would
suit the music and at the same time
express Southern ideasi but no one has
yet produced anything that got even
brier consideration We hope tliat some
able song builder will come out with a
composition National in character
suited to tho music and which will ex
press thoroly patriotic Ideas and not
the sectionalism that the Southerners
attempt to give the air
An annoying typographical error oc
curred In tho Life of Lincoln last
week In which it was said that Gen
Jame3 Shields located his land warrant
in the Territory of Missouri and became
a Senator when the Territory was ad
mitted as a State All of our older
readers know that Minnesota was
meant and It was simply a mistake of
the printer but it was annoying never
Tho Canal Zone Federation of Wo
mens Clubs is doing a great work in
promoting the social life and content
ment among Americans In the Canal
Zone Mr Taft visited the convention J
and made a very encouraging epeecb I
A Chance for the Veterans to Get a
Home in the Land of Fruit
and Flowers
Thousands of our comrades each year are seeking homes m ttia
South The National Tribune many times has been asked to take up the
work of forming a soldier colony in some favored section We now have
offered to us a tract of sufficient area 50000 acres in Central Florida
TWrancHs productive There is not a month in the year that it will not
produce some crop The climate is healthful The water is good Ready
markets can be found for any product A fivc acrt tract is sufficient to
support a family
Besides nearly all the crops of Northern States this land produces
abundantly oranges lemons grapefruit pecans and numerous other semi
tropical products Trees on adjacent tracts are now loaded with ripened
fruit Strawberries citrus fruits and garden produce are being shippeH
by carloads daily
Only one other soldier colony has been attempted on a large scale
That colony resulted in the present city of Fitzgerald Ga Founded in a
pine wilderness 22 miles from a railroad the assessed valuation of tlie
colony site has increased in 12 years from a few hundred dollars to more
than three millions the population from a few scattered loggers lias
increased to approximately 20000 comfortably located people on tlie
colony lands of whom nearly half are within the incorporaledlimits of the
Lots that sold for 25 at the opening have since sold as higli as
3ooo Many more have been purchased by their present owners for
from 1000 to 2500 and are now for sale Many who went to the
colony site poor men arc now wealthy So much for what has been done
at Fitzgerald j
The National Tribune wishes to ascertain promptly just how manj
veterans are interested in the Florida Colony If only a few are inter
ested it could not be expected that the town would grow to any size If
many are interested a large community can4e built up each helping the
other and pleasant homes founded on this tract for thousands of families
Therefore the right is reserved by The National Tribune to refund trie
money to subscribers if insufficient subscriptions are secured or if for any
other reason the project is abandoned
We now offer you an opportunity of securing a city lot 25 x 125 feetv
a five acre plot of good ground outside the city and an interest in the
Colony Company all for 50 The capitalization of the company will be
250000 50000 of this will be offered to veterans and their families
in shares of 50 each With each share there will be given absolutely free
the town lot and the five acre tract outside the town and the share full
paid not subject to assessment by the Company will participate in the
Unlike at Fitzgerald settlers will not have to waitfor a railroad to
come to them The tract is along the main line of one of the principal
railroads of Florida and offers unsurpassed transportation facilities
If you are thinking of moving South this offers an unprecedented
opportunity of securing a location among your old comrades
If you are looking for an investment this offers an opportunity of
doubling your money many times during the next two or three years
Remember that only 1000 shares of this stock will be sold under
these terms After the first thousand shares are gone there will not be
another opportunity to get stock and land under so favorable conditions
Not more than four shares of stock will be sold to any one person
You can send 50 and secure one share of stock par value 50 3
city lot 25 x 125 feet and the five acre tract of land outside the city
You can send 100 and secure two shares of stock two city lots and
two five acre tracts
You can send 150 and secure three shares of stock three city lots
and three five acre tracts of land
You can send 200 and secure four shares of stock four city lots
and four five acre tracts of land
This money will be deposited in a National Bank in Washington
which will issue a receipt therefor until the success of the Colony Com-
pany is assured then the money will be turned over to the incorporated
company and stock certificates will be issued and deeds given subscribers
for tlieir citv lots and tracts of land
You will have only a few days to decide whether you want to su
scribe for this stock as we feel sure that within 15 or 20 days the wholJ
1000 1 shares will be taken
Let usJiear from you promptljr
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