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E. H. IARRIMAN ENTERS
DEATH'S SILENT REALY
PEACEFUL PASSING FOR WEA
End Comes at Monarch's Palace in
Lofty Arden.-Fatal News First
Breaks Veil of Mystery Sur
Arden, N. Y., Sept. 9.-Edward H.
Harriman, the greatest organizer of
railroads the world has even known,
met .tthe only lasting% defeat of his ae
tive life to-day at the hands of death.
Secluded in his magnificent thome on
Tower Hill, surrounded by the mem
bers of his family, physicians and
nurses, he succumbed to an intestinal
disorder this afternoon after a fight
against disease which will rank for
sheer grit with his remarkable strug
gles in tbe financial world.
The exact time of his death is
known only in that limited circle of
relatives and associates who had so
effeetively shielded Mr. Harriman
from all outside annoyances during
Iis last illness. The time was given
to the world as 3:35 p. m., but Mrs.
Mary Simons, sister of the dead man,
said tonight that the end had come at
3:30, more than two !hours previous.
Whether this apparent discrepancy
Eas any bearing on the current belief
that every effort was made to lessen
the influence of the financier's death
on the New York stock marketisprob
lematical. But it is significant that
the time of his death as officially an
nounced was just 35 minutes after
the trading Ihad ceased on .the ex
Died in Peace.
Mr. Harriman died peacefully and
almost to the end his brilliant mind
retained its integrity. After a re
lapse on Sunday he sank steadily and
soon after the noon hour to-day there
came a relapse which marked the ap
proach of the end. His wife, two
daughters, Misses Mady and Carol,
and his sons, who have been constant
ly with him were at the bedside,and a
carriage was hastily dispatched for
Mrs. Simons, whose home is 'here at
Arden, three miles from the Tower
Driving hurriedly up the moun
tain side, Mrs. Simnons entered the
great silent house in time to ,be pres
ent at her brother's death. She join
ed the wife and children, who, with
Dr. W. G. Lyle of New York, and Or
iando Harriman, a ,brot'her, and the
nurses, formed a group at the bed
No spiritual adviser was at hand.
~The swiftest automobile in the Har
riman garage had been dispatched for
the Rev. Dr. J. Holmes McGuinness,
en Episcopal rector of Ar-den parish,
and Mr. Harriman's personal chap
lain, bat Dr. McGuinne s was not at
ihome. When found later, although
rushed up the mountain side at break
naeek speed, he did not arrive until
death had come to Arden house.
Mystery to Last.
With the seerecy that has been
maintained at the Harriman residence
unbroken .to the very end, news of
Mr. Harriman's death was conveyed
to New York before it came to Ar-den
and the valley below. Then by way of
New York the report that death had
arrived at the great estate on Tower
Hill spread quickly and confirmation
'was sought at the residence by tele
During the past ten days rumors
have been so persistent and variable
tLhat little credence was at first given
the report and it was a shoek when a
voice on the hill replied: "Yes, that
is correct. Mr. Harriman died at 3:35
p. m.'' The speaker was evidently an
Soon afterwards the thundreds of
workmen employed on the estate
learned of their master's death, when
a page came out on the lawn and an
nounced simply: "You may all quit
work. Mr. Harriman is dead.''
While the policy of reticence that
prevailed during Mr. Harriman's ill
ness was maintained by most. of his
relatives and associates after his
death, Orlando Harriman, whose
home is in New York, discussed the
funeral arrangements hbriefiy to-night.
He said that Mr. Harriman would be
'buried in the family plot in the little
graveyard behind St. John 's Episco
nal church at Arden. He will rest be
side his eldest son, Edward H. Harri
man, Jr., who died 22 years ago, soon
after the family first came to Arden.
A shaft of blue stone, quarried from
the steep sides of Tower Hill marks
the grave of the baby Edward, and it
is probable that a similar stone of
moderate size will be eree:ed over the
ast resting place of his distinguished
* her. Thbe 'service will be he]M at
ma's phi~.cianl throughout his last
::ss, has issued no statemem c on
eerning in1 iliess or the cause of his
death. but the general understanding
is that there was no operation.
Mrs. Simons discussed her brother's
death this evening with more freedom
than any one else, but even she pro
fessed not to know the exact nature of
So said that there had been no op
eration. Her husband, Chas. D. Si
mons, said he had not arrived atAr
den in time to see Mr. Harriman be
fore he died. Mr. Simons said that
his brother-in-law died at 3:35.
WEALTH SPLIT UP.
Harriman's Great Fortune to be Scat
tered Among Heirs of the Late
New York World.
That the piled-up wealth of the
great captain of finance will in time
become so huge that all the rest of
the country's population will one day
be dependent upon a few money kings
is a cry often raised by demagogues
and others, but the actual facts show
that these vast accumulations soon
become widely distributed and lose
pratically all of their power with the
E. H. Harriman left a fortune of
approximately $100,000,000. Under
his will the ,bulk of it will be divided
among five children and his widow,
with considerable sums going to oth
H, H. Rogers, who died last spring,
left also approximately $100,000,000,
and under his will it goes to four
children and his s widow. Already
there are nine grandehildren to share
in a further division.
Russell Sage, who died July 22,
1906, was the only great financier of
recent years to die childless. He left
$66,753.000. and of this his widow in
herited $63,778.000. Since his death
Mrs. Sage has spent immense sums
for philanthropic purposes, and the
bulk of what she leaves will, on her
death, go into t'be same channels.
Cornelius Vanderbilt left an estate
of $72,500,000, and $69,500,000 were
divided in different proportions among
his five children. His second son, Al
fred G., got the largest amount, $44,
500,000, and Cornelius, his eldest son,
the smallest, $1,500,000, but to avoid
a contest Alfred G., gave Cornelius
$6,000,000 of his share.
Jay Gould left $72,000,000, and it
was divided among six children.
George, the eldest son, received the
largest share, and the other five child
ren equal dhares. All of them, with
the exception of Miss Helen, the eld
est daughter, married, and of the five
who married all have children except
Thus of these five captains of finance
who left $411,000,000, this great sum
has passed or will pass to twenty
children without counting the widows.
Great Fortunes Divided Among Num
Six children inherited Jay Gould's
Five children and his widow inher
ited Cornelius Vanderbilt 's $72,500,
His widow inherited $63,778,000 of
Russell Sage's $66,753,000.
Fonr children and his widow inher
ited H. H. Rogers's $100,000,000.
Five children and his widow will
inherit E. H. Harriman's $100,000,
Harriman's Career, fromt Birth to
IDeath, at a Glance.
INew York World.
Born Feb. 25, 1848.
Died Sept. 9, 1909.
His Birthplace-A little frame par
sonage attached to St. George's Epis
copal church at Hemstead, L. I.
His Deathbed-In the heart of a
palace atop a mountain of his own at
Arden. Oranige county, N. Y.
At the Start-A penniless boy, son
of a poorly paid preacher.
At the End--Worth $50,000,000 to
$1000000; a national and interna
tioalfigreof consequence; the peer
of any man living in the game of rail
road, fianan ce.
His Education--Two years in
A t sixteen he obtained his first Job,
which was as office boy in a broker
ae houseT-i Wall street.
At eighteen he was a clerk with a
share in the profits of his employers.
At twenty-two he bought a seat on
the Stock Exe'hange with $20,000, the
accumulation of which he never ex
He quickly earned the reputation
of being one of the stingiest floor trad
ers on the exchange.
At twenty-five he married Miss
Mary Averill of Rochester, daughter
of a banker of large means.
At thirty-five he was worth $1,000,
000 and made his debut as a alra
mian. hee'n n a director of the Illi
7.n of :h Iuo Paci~*(~fic~ in the face
fe fa;ia'. 'f J. P. Morgan's at
At sixty he realized the ambition of
his career-an ocean-to-ocean railway
system under his personal control.
NO BILL FOR DUNCAN.
Union Man Charged With Looting a
Bank.-Some Witnesses Were
Unlon, Sept. 11.-In the court of
general sessions for this county yes
terday the grand jury returned "no
bill" on the indictment charging Col.
T. C. Duncan with obtaining money
from the People's Bank of this city
by false representations and with
Judge Devore refused to allow this
presentment to stand, however, for the
reason thatsomeof the witnesses,whose
names appeared on the back of the
indictment had not been sworn and
directed the grand jury to take the
indictment back and erase t'he "no
bill.' These witnesses are not resi
dents of this county or state and it is
improbable that they will ever appear
to give evidence in the ease. It is a
reasonable presumption, therefore,
that this case against Mr. Duncan is
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Schedules Effective June 20th, 1909.
Northbound Departures from New
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Undivided profits .. 59,469.I5
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ass, September 8, 1909.
:o State Bank Examiner.
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SALE OP PERSONAL PROPERTY
I will sell on Saturday, September
llth, 1909, at 11 o 'clock, at the late
residence of Mrs. Mary L. Counts,
deceased, in the town of Prosperity,
the personal puoperty of which she
die possessed. consisting of House
hI41d. and Kite em Furniture. Terms
4f sale eash.
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October 31st, if you desire." Why
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July 3rd, Route.
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Southern Railway, Danville, Ky., to
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Wabash R. R., St. Louis to Ka -
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Union Pacific, Kansas City to Den-~
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Salt Lake City.
S. P. L. A. & S. L., Salt Lake City.
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Round Trip Railroad Rates.
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Via Portland, Seattle and San
turning one way via Portland and
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Columbia ....... ...98.2()
Orangeburg .. ... ...98.20
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Rock Hill ....... ...98.35'
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Raleigh ........... 99.75
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Charlotte ......... 99.75
Greenville ....... ...96.65
Charleston .. ....... 99.75
Newberry .... .....97.45
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Rates quoted i,m other pouts on
Tickets limited to October 31st,
1909, and permit stop-overs at all
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Tickets on sale daily to September
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