Alex Collins, The Daily Republican 27 Feb 1884

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Alex Collins, The Daily Republican 27 Feb 1884 - Road Supervisor. Last year the people of...
Road Supervisor. Last year the people of Eastbrook township, Montgomery county elected as Road Supervisor, Hon. A. J. Cas-satt, Cas-satt, Cas-satt, vice President of the Pennsylvania Railroad company, whose summer residence residence is in its border. It was done ' partly as a joke, as Supervisor was considered about, the least possible account, and tome cf his neighbors thought it a playful way to "give Cas-satt Cas-satt Cas-satt an oflice." To the surprise of all, he "took out his papers" and presented himself for the oath. Then began such a tearing up and digging down as that old country country district had never before witnessed. Tax collections were rigidly enforced and those who wjre in the habit of working out their tax, found that they had a business man to deal with. lie exacted full work, permitted no slouch ing, and every man who came to "work" had to put in ten solid hours at a dollar a day. He soon found him self without men, as farmers preferred to pay tax than to be "worked" that way. With this money in hand, he contracted at lowest rates, and at the . end of this year, the township roads look like they never looked berore. Supervisor Cassalt made it hot for them, and showed what could be done in a year with real enterprise, grit and determination. He put Pennsylvania railroad methods into the job, and astonished astonished the people who had been sleeping over the idea that shoveling the dirt in the middle of the road once a year was all that could be done. The farmers of this county might learn a Valuable lesson here if they would. Mr. Alex Collins and Joe Scott will likely not do as well for Carrol a s Cassatt did for Eastbrook. It will bo the same old song, sung to the same time. -Feb. be of

Clipped from The Daily Republican27 Feb 1884, WedPage 4

The Daily Republican (Monongahela, Pennsylvania)27 Feb 1884, WedPage 4
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  • Alex Collins, The Daily Republican 27 Feb 1884

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