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A. J. CASSATT DIES.
President of Pennsylvania Railroad
Has Passed Away.
Alexander Johnstone Cassatt, presi-.
dent of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
and one of the foremost railroad men
and financiers in the country, died
suddenly at his residence in Phila
delphia on Friday.
Mr. Cassatt, who was a little- more
than 67 years of age, was stricken
wifh heart disease shortly before 1
iD'elock and died before assistance
could be given him. He was a victim
of an acute heart attack, known pro
fessionally as "the Stokes-Adams
Though Mr. Cassatt 's death was
entirely unexpected he had been in
ill health for nearly a- yeaf. His con
dition was aggravated by an attack
of whooping cough, which he con
tracted from his grandchildren while
at Bar Harber, in September. He
never entirely recovered from the ef
fects of the attack and when he re
turned to Philadelphia he remained
for several weeks at his coultry home
in Haverford before he resumed his
ma-nagement of the railroad and its
allied- interests. He continued at
tending to important matters until his
irthday, December S. On that 'day
was' 67 years old, and after cele
ing the event with his faniily he
never returned to his duties at the
railroad office. Mr. Cassatt spent
much of his time driving, and -he was
out as late as last'Monday. Subse
quently he was known to have been
confined to bed, but even then his
condit' n was not reo-arded as alarm
ing. WMile not feeling entirely well
Mrfl Cassatt arose this morning, but
remained in his room. He seemed to
be in. good-spirits.
Dead When Physician Arrived.
Shortly before 1 o'clock, while sit
ting in a ch'ir in his apartments, he
suffered an acute heart attack and
became unconscious. His wife and
daughter, Mrs.- Plunkett Stewart,
were with him, and his physician, Dr.
J.-H. Musser, was summoned, -but 'he
was dead when the physician arrived.
-Dr. Musser said that death had been
The news of Mr. Cassatt 's death
was at once telephoned to Brdad
street station and was flashed through
the financial and business sections of
the; city, causing much astonishment,
einee' the public and even 'his closest
business associates were given to un
derstangl that he 'was not seriously
'The effect of his death upon the lo
cal stock market was not as great as
mig'ht have been expected. Pennsyl
vania was quoted at 138 1-4 when,.the
news was received, and the stock
dropped -only 3-4 on trie report.
Some months ago Mr. Cassatt made
changes in" the organization of the
eompany which put new duties on
some of the higher officials. Amiong
these was Samuel Rea, the third vice
president, and it was suggesttd at the
time that the act was equivaldnt to
placing Mr. Rea in 'line f[or bromo
> tion to the presidency, but, there is
no official authority to, sustain such
an inference, and pending the election
of a saccessor, First Vice. President
Green will assume charge of the af
fairs of the railroad company.
The operation of the railroad in the
last year is said to have had much to
do with the breaking of Mr. Cassatt 's
He had just gone to Europe for a
rest 'when the sensational develop
ments in the Inter-State commerce
cognmission investigation of rebates
brought him back home and he threw
himself into the breach in an effort' to
bring about an amicable settlement of
the questions $t issue. Deprived of*
his rest abroad he plunged into rou
tine work until he went to Bar Har
Was a Multi-Millionaire.
Aside from being the head of the
Pennsylvania, Mr. Cassatt was presi
dent of six other combanies, and a di
reetor in twenty-three concerns, prin
cipally transportation companies,
banks and trust companies. His
wealth is estimated at ,between $50,
000,000 and $75,000,000.
-'Mr. Cassatt was born in Pittsburg
in 1839,. was educated in Germany
and at the New York Polytechnic In
stitute. He entered the service of the
Pennsylvania in 1861 as a rodman. In
1867 he became superintendent of mo
,tive power and machinery, and in
1878 became general superintendent
for 'the Pennsylvania, system. From
this time on his rise was rapid and in
'1880 he had become first vice presi
dent. In 1882 he resigned and did, not
again hold an official position in the
company until he was elected to the
presidency of the company in 1889.
Mr. Cassatt began his railroad career
in the engineering department and
never lost his interest in that branch
and the planning and starting of the
great New York city tunnel system
for the company was due to him. Mr.
nCasstt ha resided in Philadelphia
for many years and his family had
been very prominent socially in Phil
NEGRO MOB BEATS OPERATOR.
Five Hundred Men Respond to Ap
peal For Succor.-Bloodhounds
Sent to the Scene.
Spartanburg, December 29.-Five
hundred men, sworn in as officers, and
led by Sheriff Nicholls, are scouring
the woods around Mount Zion, a tel
egrapli block station on the main line
of the Southern Railroad, six miles
from here, searching for members of
a Aegro mob that surrounded the tel
egraph station tonight shortly after 7
o 'clock, shot out the windows and
ligh.ts in the- office and beat and
choked Telegraph Operator Porter.
The trouble originated this after
noon when a drunken negro was put
off the train. The negro grew ob
streperous and became involved in a
difficulty with the operator. The ne
gro then left Mount Zion, but- return
ed early tonight with a crowd of ne
groes, who surrounded the little sta
tion and threatened to kill Porter.
Being alone Porter wired the op
erktor at Spartan'urg that he was
surrounded, and the negroes were
shooting into the block house, and
begged that aid be sent at once.
Whipped and Choked Operator.
Just as he finished the message the
door was forced open and a gang of
negro men rushed in, seized him, and,
draoging him outside, whipped and
Deputy Sheriff White and an arm
ed party left here early tonight on a
special train and later he was fol
lowed by Sheriff Nicholls and a party
of citizens. Assistance was also sent
from Cowpens, a party getting on
the fast mail, No. 97, and being let
off at Mount Zion. Large crowds
gathered from Clifton and Converse.
It is said that fully 500 citizens
went to the scene of the trouble, but
when they arrived the negroes had
dispersed. The woods are being
thoroughly searched for the negroes
who took part in. the outrage, and it
is expected that several arrests will
be made. Sheriff Nicholls has perfect
c'ntrol of the posse and there will be
no lynchings or killings.
At midnight the posse .is still
searching for the negroes. A pack of
bloodhounds have bpen sent to the
scene of' the trouble."
Mount Zion is a small telegraph
station in a lonely section of country.
on the main line of the Southern. It
is located in a negro commiffnity
Forced Op'erator to Dance.
Charlotte, December 29.-A long
distance telephone message to the
Observer from Spartanburg states
that a crowd of drunken negroes en
tered at station at Mount Eion and
withi pistols forced Operator Porter to
dance and otherwise hazed him. Por
ter was injured to som.e extent by the
hazing, but how badly cannot be as
ertained. The negroes made their
escape before the posse of citizens
reached' the scene.
"AND GOD PLANTED
A GARDEN IN EDEN.''
James T. Bacon in News and Courier.
''And God planted a garden''-be
twee'n Hiddekel and Euphrates. This
was the garden from vWhich has been
evolved proud Charleston, South Car
olina! Almost all the world has long
believed this. The few who do not
yet believe it have simply never yet
visited Ch'arleston'. We do not jest.
The Ashley and the Cooper were
Hiddekel and Euphraies. They are
still there,' compassing ''the whole.
land of Havilah, where there is gold.''
The deep, dear, diamond-hearted News
and Courier has come .down n a
straight line from the note (written,
we imagine, on a fragmaat of her am
ple 'reticoat)~ that Eve wrote to poor
Cain in Nod, telling him that she had
troubles of her own, and that Seth
was a burden to her. And The News
and Courier's shining staff, from
Swhom have they come ' From Adam,
and Abel, and Enoch, and the cheru
bim that bore the flaming sword
'which turned every way to keep the
way of the tree of life.'' From the
day of Eve's note to Cain in the Land
of Nod the Charleston News and
Courier has been keeping the way of
the tree of life. Remecarnations of
Adam and Abel and Enoch and the
herubim, we salute you on the por
tal of the New Year! We would call
your dear names but in Eve's note to
Cain there were neither personalities
nor society news, nor the airing of
family matters and names, and you
have kept the faith through all these
six thousand years. And it is well.
But nevertheless we would that you
lived in garish Columbia or Augusta,
that we might be permitted to pen
your beloved patronymics. Ah, de
scendants .of the cherubim! and ah,
gable endoBra street, direct evo
.utions from Noah's Ark, "with low
,r, second and third stories,'' and
i door "set in the side thereof," we
,alute ye also; ye under whose por
,als passed Shem and Ham and
Taphet and the elephant and the ka1
aroo; ye from whost upper window
till fly forth the doves of peace,
;oaring the earth around. We salute
you all, and pray that He who rules
he year may rule it happily for you.
[rrigated Mince Pie and the Season
Old-fashinoed Southern Christmas
mince pie, irrigated with Cognac
brandv! And you wobble. Your head
obbles, and your legs wobble, andl
all your members wobble. And the
wreckage of the children's toys be
>ins to float up on the high tide of
the morning's sweeping, and to be
iscovered along the coast line of sof
as and nursery beds. Exhortations
to good will, good cheer, patience,
philosophy, humility, charity and all
the Christian virtues are far more
aeeded during this period of collapse
than during the season of excitement
And yet this very wreckage repre
ents the best of all the Christmas in
vestments. Christmas times are bliss
ful epochs with the child-make its
early memories. If the baby is to
ive we can, any of us, well afford to
spend ill we can rake and scrape to
ive it happy memories of us, and of
these times, to carry into manhood,
womanhood or old age. The only real
provision we can make for the future
-s in human hearts and memories, in
eluding our own. We cannot know
what is coming, whether death here
>r there, or the breaking up and seat
ering of families, or bitterness and
Istrangement. Whatever it is to be,
wve can plant at Christmas time in the
3earts of children love and gratitude
nd happy memories to blossom and
live for them and 's during all ihe
Fears of our lives.
"Ring Out the Old Ring in the New."
The bell that on Tuesday night next
wvill toll the death of the old year will
bring 'sad memories of the -past to
nany, but, let us hope, to many others
Lt will strike a brighter note, and sug
est ~four of the noblest lines ever
'Ring out the old, ring in the 'new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snowj
The old year is going, let him go;
fing out. the false, ring in the true.'
The New Year! Thiere is magic i
the sound, associated as it is with at
that is bright and jubilant and exhil
rating-with all that is radiant a
hope and joyous in anticipation.
The New Year, rising like sole
Phoenix from the ashes of the deli
past, the inheritor of all the past
athered treasures and cherishai
ifts-giving promise of somethig
yet nobler and brighter-richer bles
ings yet in store, purer joys to e
The New Year, radiant with "fe
golden exhalations of the morn' -
we would not dispel the bright visiks
that attend its coming, or lift the m -
terious veil that shuts in the ligis1
and shadows of the coming years. 1
"Oh, blindness to the future kind'
Bright and ha.ppy New Year! W
would still indulge the illusions e
hope and come what may, 'we wiL
strive to receive its gifts with grati
tude, and to bear its trials with resig
nation. Cheered by an unfalterin
trust that He who guides the rollin
year, controls its seasons and, direct
ts issues, will order all things well.
Bright and happy New Year
Standing to-day upon its portals; wit
brighter hopes and stouter hearts, le
as lay our gifts upon the altar, an
onsecrate ourselves anew to th1
Faithful discharge of the duties tha!
ie 'before us.
And rAw this. You,have heard it bE
Fore. If you live you will feel it:
'Wheni I remember all
rhe friends, so .linked together,
['ye seen around me fall,
[ike leaves in wintry weather,
[ feel like one
Who treads alone
Sonie banquet hall deserted,
Whose lights are fled,
Whose garlands dead,
nd all but me departed.
Bad memory brings the light
f other days around me."
EE. BRYAN' ADMITS
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 27.-In an i-s
erview.today William J. Bryan virt-- r
illy admitted that he would be a ca
lidate for the presidential nominatic p
efore the next Democratic njationi
'While I have not yvet announc4
:hat I would be a candidate," sal~
VIfr. Bryan, "I have not stated thaff'
would not be a candidate. Such
high honor as the presidential nomin
ation is something that no Americai
citizen should decline.'
Mr. Bryan said there was no foun
dation for the story to the effect tha
he would, if nominated, favor th
election of Senator William J. Ston
of 'ssouri as chairman of the Demo
e4tatie national committee.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN\
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
IN THE PR,BATE COUrT.
James F. J. Valdwell, as Executoi
of the last will an ,testanient of Mar
tha Caroline Cal 'wcll, deceased
Francis W. Higgins, 31 rtha Caro,
line Hardy, Elizabeth Kin Harrie
(or Hattie) Trail, Hayne .cCar
ley, Annie M. McCarley, Jo W
Clary, M!s. Sarah A.M. Russell, it
liam C Gilliam, Sarah C. Clifton
Mary E. White, Francis Z. Wilson
John 0. Caldwell, and all heirs a
law and distributees of the said Mar
tha Caroline Caldwell, deceased
whose names and places of residence
To the defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer, on or before th<
thirtemth day of February, 1907, th<
petitiou in this proceeding, which i4
filed ix the Probate Court for'the saii
County and a copy of which is here
with srved upon you; and you ar<
notifiel that on that day, beginning
at ten5 'clock in the forenoon, a tr,ia,
will :e had in the said Cour,
of P-obate for the said Coun
ty and State of all matters de
scribed and all issues involved in the
szid petition to establish in due forn
*of law certain instruments of writing
a5 the last will and testament of Mar.
t1a Caroline CaldweIl, deceased.
Hunt, Hunt and Hunter.
J. C. Wilson,
J. P. N. C. P
'b the defendants:
Mrs. Sarah A. M. Russell, William
. Gilliam, Sarah C. Clifton, Mary
i. White, John 0. Q*aldwell and alt
birs -at law and distributees of the
aid Martha ~Caroline Caldwe,11, de
eased, whose names and places ol
esidences are unknown. You will
lase take notice that the sudunons
f which the foregoing is a copy, tand
~he petition in the above title action
was filed in the Probate Court of
Tewberry County on the tenth day of
eember, 1906, and is now on file
Hunt, Hunt and Hunter.
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e Good Things to Eat
oY SHORT NOTICE AND
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The price for the six being $6.50>
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