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H. H. Rogers and His Native Town j|~ " P" ,'T F,", " "
From the New York Tribune of Sun. day last we take the following, which will be of special it terest to the people of Montana: A few weeks ago at a gathering of art. lsts and architects in this city church building was a tonpic discussed, and the opinion was expressed that ecclesiastical architecture had not made an advance corresponding with that of some other de partmrents. While these men knew where. of they spoke. if they desire to see a group of church buildings that would make the prospect seem brighter, they can find it in the town of Fairhaven, down in the so.utheastern corner of the state of lassachurstts. just across the river from the city of New lledford. A me morial church, said to he the tfie.-t of its size ever built ti Amn r ica, is in process of construction there. The group of blillings is being erected for Henry Ii. Rogers, as a memorial to his mother. Mrs. Mary Rogers. Mr. Rog ers was born imn Fairhaven, and he has practically remade the town. It has been one of his pilealsres to give it cha:racter by erecting severnal handsiom'e uItllings as .0y - -- • s 'F r -top 9'or • - ,) . , G"LIIPSB OF rOMEN'S P,4RLOR. UNITAIRIA.4. P.IRISII HOUSI, F.IAIRIIJ'EN, MASS. GLIMPSE OF DINING ROOM. Fairhoave' I'.rirh Ilions.. Beinag Er'ctc by II. ii. Roltrs as a .ltamorial to His Moirh. Pairhaven Parish House. well as to provide important pullic imn provements. lie began about fifteen rears ago, when a brick schoolhouse, a known as the Rogers school, was erected. A few years after the Millicent library, . built in memory of Miss Millicent Rogers, a daughter who died in her teens, was dedicated. Just across the street from f the library stands a town hall, which is now considered a memorial to Mr. Rog ers' first wife, who died shortly after it was dedicated. About three years ago a business block was erected at the "Four Corners" in the town, with lodgerooms on the third flor, and this was given by M.r. Rogers to the George HI. Taber lodge i of Masons. The Rogers home at Fort Phoenix, in t the south part of town, is of the Georgian v style of architecture, and is one of the r places shown to every visitor to Fair haven. It is bigguer than most summer t hotels and commands a view of Iuzzard's bay. Here in the summner time Mr. Rug. ers loves to gather his chillrcn, all of t whom are now married, and his grand children as well, tmaking a houcehold of nearly so. His daughters are Mrs. \Vil lam E. Btenjamnin. Mrs. t'rlan 11. GERMANY'S POSITION Foreign Secretary Explains Why the Government Stood By Banks. IY ASOf'IAII) P'I klSS. Berlin, March 2 .-Foreign Secretary Von Richthofcn in the reichstag said the German governmert .stood by the I)is conto bank's Venlzuelan claims because they represented G(;rman capital and labor. The claims were just, and the government would deftc:d them before The llague arbitration tribunal. The annual rate of interest, 7 per cent, on the Venezuelan railroad capital, might seem high according to European ideas; but the secretary reminded the house that 7 per cent was the rate of the Egyptian debt before its unification. Venezuela defaulted in her payments of the guarantee until the amount had accu mulated to $.70oo,0oo. Then the Disconto bank accepted bonds in lieu of the arrears and capitalized the future payments. Herr Oertel, agrarian, referring to the interviews with Minster Von Sternberg, said he did not see that Germany was loved abroad; but wanted respect, and, if need be, fear. The speaker added that he believed it was often necessary for diplo macy to draw off its dancing pumps and put on cuirasseur's boots. Grip Remedies In Great Demand. When colds and grip are prevalent the ulckest and surest remedies are in great demand. Mr. Joseph D. Williams of Mc Duff, Va., says that he was cured of a very deep and lasting attack of Is grippe by using Chamberlain's Cough Remedy after trying several other preparations with no effect. For sale by Paxson & Rockefeller, Newbro Drug Co., Christie & Ieys, New ton Bros. A RICH CIGAR of clearest, A shapely cigar, brought to A PURE CIGAR, entirely free choicest Havana, surpassing the perfection of form under nimble from adulteration. Tasteful, yet best prevlously produced. Angsers of Cuban experts barmlesu. Broughton and Mrs. William R. Coe, and his only son is Henry H. Rogers, Jr. The latest enrichment of Fairhaven by Mr. Rogers is the memorial group now building. The group has a church, a parish house and a parsonage, Only the parish house is completed. It is built of stone cut from a ledge at Fort Phoenix, with aoo yards of the Rogers mansion. The trimmings are of blue lime stone, and there are many carved heads and gargoyles, reproductions of those found on lElv cathedral, in Cambridge shire, England, among the exterior decor ations. Ornamental tracery windows of white limestone, turrets and pinnacles and chimney pots of terra cotta are a part of the scheme of exterior embellashment. Isolated, the parish house would be an at tractive building, but standing beside the massive pile of stone, more ornate and more dirnified. that will be the church proper when completed in a year or so, it does not command the attention it real ly merits. The buildings are fine examples of Tu dor architecture, and the beauty of the interior of the narish house is particu larlv striking. Carved decorations, a pro fusion of paneling on the walls, flat arches and shallow mouldings are notable features. The two large rooms 'of the building are the entertainment hall, or Sunday school room, and the dining room. in the entertainment room are found four full length figures of aneels carved in oak, while there is beautifully carved wood. work in the panelt, doors and wainscot ing. Throughout the building oak is the only wood used, except the floors in the kitchen and scullery. The building will be enjoyed by a par i h that probably does not exceed 6o fam ilies, and the average attendance at the Sunday services cannot be greater than to. The Rev. William Brunton is the present minister. No one knows how much the grouo of huildines will cost. Soum one has gue-ssed that $,ooo,ooo will not pay for it. Charles Brigham of Bus tmn, who is the architect has complete charge of the work, and he is said to be not limited in the matter of cost. As the work is dune by the day, there is no gen eral contract by which some idea of the coast can Ie obtained. The church is yet many mon.ths from completion, and half REV. A. H. HENRY'S NOVEL VERY POPULAR The Rev. Alfred II. henry has received word from his pulh shers, the Fleming II. Ievell company, that a third edition of his book, "Ity ()rder of the Propact," has just I .n issued. The book is selling as well today as when it first came out, and many compli ments have been paidn 1,r. Henry by the liess and prominent speakers and critics, and book-reviewers of the country. Bishop John II. Vincent, speaking of the work, says: "Last evening I finished reading aloud to my family, 'By Order of the Prophet.' I)o you realize thie power of the book? It is a message for the age wher ever the exploiters of Mormonism open their moutths, and that is almost every where today. it will do for the cause what 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' did for freedom. Mr. Henry is an artist, and his sense of truth and righteousness is as keen as is his knowledge of the system which he ex poses." This is only one of many expressions of pleasure from those who.have read the book. Our Butte authors seem to have the sticking to a good thing, and the sales increase as time passes instead of falling off. One of the Eastern magazines refers to the book as follows: "No sooner may an apostle of Mormonism openly attempt to take his seat in the governing body of this nation than the press of the country is called upon to publish columns of matter regarding these avowed enemies of better civilization; and that these attempts have heretofore proved futile, bodes well. It is not, however, in this public manner alone that the church of the Latter-day Saints is endeavoring to fasten itself, with its nefarious doctrines, on the pleople. "That the history of this people has not heretofore had the attention that it de serves is admitted, but the growing popu a dosen stone carvers have btem work ing for more than a year on this pert of the stole work. They have yet much to do. To reduce to dollars and cents the ex penditures of Mr. Rogers tb make Fair. haven attractive, a better place to lis is, is a hard problem. Roughly estiatcd, it may be said that the town hall ,cost $400oo,ooo, the Millicent library cost sSo, ooo, the Rogers school $7S,ooo, the Ma sonic building $45,000 and the Memorial church $r,ooo,ooo. This makes a 'total of $70o.o000o. But this is not all by any means. Mr. Rogers built a waterworks system, which is now owned by the lbrary and is one of its sources of income. .This represents at least $zoo,ooo, and no titi sen of the town can tell what Mr. lAgers has spent since he has been superinteldent of streets. Hle has held this ofiloe for seven years and the town can boast of more macadam roads than any Massachl setts farm four times its size. The money to build them has not been appropdiatdJ at the annual town meetings. Any prop crty owner could have curbing in front of the house by pavine for its setting, and the town did not buy the curbing. Half a mile of granolithic sidewalk was laid on the street that ends at Mr. tog ers' gate last summer; the old Unitarian church became a schoolhouse; trees were set out along new streets and old build ings that disfigured one of the principal wharves disappeared; and Mr. Rogers paid the bills. As soon as the legisla ture gives authority the milltond, long a blot on the town's beauty, will undergo transformation into a park. And the end is not yet. Mr. Rogers is working out a character for Fairhaven that will make" it a community of interest. If the Cost of all these improvements could be ascer tained with certainty the amount would certainly exceed $a.ooo.ooo, and no one can say that it does not approach $3,ooo, 000ooo. CAREER OF H. H. ROGERS From a Poor Boy in Fairhaven, Mass., to President of the Amalgamated Copper Company. [New York Tribune.] H. II. Rogers was one of the Arst elass larity of Mr. Henry's story, in which, under the guise of fiction, he causes Mor RBEV. ALFRED H. HENRY, Whoase Novel Ihas gon. into Third Bdition. monism to conuemn itself out of its own mouth, Is proof positive that the public is ready to have its eyes opened." Sentenced for Perjury. New York, March as.-Mrs. Kate Ted ford-Hackle, the daughter of a formAer secretary of Daniel O'Connell, upon con viction of perjury has been sentenced to Auburn prison for a term of not less than :8 months and not more than three years, that was graduated from the high school nla Fairhaven. Although he was sanrt and quick, his fellow students say that he was not a studious eoUil. and his rank. ing was not at the top of hls class. He is described as being a tall youth and his chief complaint was that his legs were so long end the desks so low that he was unable to sit with comfort in his seat. There is what might be called a legend la Fairhaven, to the effect that one day he made the remark: "If ever I get money enough I will give this town a school that will have desks to At all sixes of schol ars." Whether the legend be true or not, he has given the school-two of them. After he received his diploma he worked in the Union grocery store for a few years, and some Fairhaven people tress. ure receipted baiis for bass of flour and other groceries that hear the signature of Henry H. Rogers. In those days the news of the town circulated around the stove and cracker barrels in the Union grocery, and it was there that young Rogers first heard of kerosene oil. A number of men in the town were interested in the oil wells. and some invested monev made in whale oil in kerosene, and this had much to do with the clerk's decision to go to the oil regions. A Fairhaven man. Bartholomew Taber, who kept a paint shop, was partly re sponsible for Mr. Rogers' going into the oil business. Mr. Taber was a customer of Charles Pratt, the New York oil man ufacturer, and one day he told Mr. Taber that he was looking for a young man to enter his business, and he would like to get a New England bavy. Mr. Taber knew Mr. Rogers and that he had worked in the oil fields, and he recommended him to Mr. Pratt. It was not long afterwards that Mr. Rogers entered the employ of Mr. Pratt. The benefactor of Fairhaven has said that good fortune had something to do with his success. but his friends in that town who know his shrewdness and business tact assert that no man of his ability could stay at the bottom. In his boyhood days Mr. Rogers and "Uncle" Gcorue Taber. who died last year, aged oa. were boon companions. Captain Taber, who went on one voyage for whales and then sailed in many mer chant vessels as master, was to his last days a practical joker. The boy Rogers IS NOW WITH COURT Arguments Concluded and Judge Adams Takes It Under Advisement. IY ASSOCIATED PRESS. St. Louis, March az.-Arguments in the Wabash injunction suit were con cluded late yesterday afternoon and the case was taken under advisement by Judge Adams. He gave no intimation of how much time he might require to pre pare his opinion, but the attorneys de clared after the adjournment of the court that they would look for a decision in about one week or ten days. Attached to one of the affidavits made by President Ramsey of the Wabash road and submitted to the court was a steno graphcl report of a meeting between Pres ident Ramsey and the grievance commit tee representing the two brotherhoods. In this report J. P. Cotirtney of the committee is reported as having said to President Ramsey that the men would be willFng to arbitrate, but would not allow the railroad company to select any of the arbitrators. TWO ROUTES EAST. East via Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Pioneer Limited is the train of trains be tween these cities and Chicago. Two other excellent trains every day via the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway-the fast mail route. East via the Union Pacific and Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul line. New overland service. Double daily train service to Chicago. Additional information on re quest. W. B. Dixon, Northwestern Pas senger Agt., C., M. & St. P. Ry., St. Paul, Minn. chased about town to vet rimlets to bore square holes for him, and also attended his Sunday school class. Captain Ta.he learned the gentle art of using profane language during his career on the sea, and Mr. Rogers tells a story bearing on this point: "When a boy I went to Captain Taber's place to assist in the plowing. I started off on 'Old Ned,' a horse that Captain Taber's father and mother rode on to Sar. atoga. I thought when I got astride of him that I was riding on a saw, and he did not go very straight across the field. When 'Uncle' George saw the snakelike course he forgot the Scripture about swearing, and at the end of the furrow I dropped off 'Old Ned' and climbed over the fence. Captain Taber shouted after me: 'Here, you young cuss, where are you going?' and I replied: 'I'm going home to get my mother to pick the pro fanity out of my ears.'" When Mr. Rogers gave the Masons a ine business block with a lodgeroom fin ished throughout in quartered oak, he stipulated that the name should h. changed from Concordia lodge to George . aerodge, ad this was done, al. though Captain Taber was then alive; and it is rare that the name of a living person is given to a lodge. In the last days of his life Captain Taber's visits to the building were often, and his happiness was complete. At the dedicatory exer cises Mr. Rogers made an impressive speech, in which he said: "Captain Ta ber is the finest old fellow I ever knew, with a heart as big as an ox and love enough for 4he whole world." An old woman who lived on a farm in Fairhaven's outlying district had trouble with her lamp one day. The trouble was with the wick, but she did not think so. She turned it up and it smoked; then she turned it down and it smelled. "Why are not people content to do what they are fitted for?" she remarked. "There is our superintendent of streets; he makes good roads, none better in tie country but just look at his oil." By way of explanation it should be said that Mr. Rogers has held the office of superintendent of streets of Fairhaven for seven years. A year ago the 5oth anniversary of the Fairhaven high rchool was celebrated, and, through the aenernsitv and interest Best for medicinal uses Your physiolan will tell you that you should always have some good whiskey in the house. For sccidents, fainting spells, exhaustion, and other emergency uses, it relieves and revives. But you must have good whiskey. pure whiskey, for poor whiskey, adulterated whiskey, may do declded harm. 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A dinner such as many of the people of the town never had before was enjoyed by nearly" oo graduates of the school and their husbands and wivees, and Mr. Rogers acted as toastmaster. He is an admirable teller of stories, and on this occasion he related several. One was about "Nat" Osborne, who, when Mr. Rogers was a boy, pumped the organ at the "brick church." Once a revival was held there and "N t" was asked about it. "Greatest reviv held in town," the organ blower rcl,ljuc, ;How many mem bers did they get ?" was asked. "Oh, they did not get any, but they got rid of three," he replied. Speaking of a man's fondness for the place that is home, Mr. Rogers told of a visit he made to "Ned" Haskins' little hut in the woods, with a living room eight feet square, which stood on the land at Fort Phoenix, almost in the shadow of his magnileent town house. "What would you do if somebody gave you $So,ooo,. ooo ?" he asked the old man one day. It was a minute before the hermit thought out this answer: "I'd make this room two feet lgr." A mock school session was held at the anniversary exercises, and Mr. Rogers had a chance to cut up as he did when he was a pupil. He was to read a com position. and no one knew what its na ture was until he arose and announced the subject, "The Hen Roasted; or, Truth Fricasseed.' You'll find my text in last year's Farmer's Almanac, eleventh month, sad verse. 'The Hen Flew Over the Garden Wall.'" Then he read a most absurd essay, not without considerable dry humor. which was a complete sur prise to everybody. When Mr. Rogers had charge of the oil refineries in Brooklyn his state of mind was reported by the emoloves of one plant to those of another by the phrases, "both ends up," "one end up," or "both ends down." This code was based on the con dition of his mustache. If he left his office with trouble brewing for some em ploye, the ends of his mustache were turnaed upward. and as he stopped at the various factories word was sent on ahead of its status, and thus the men who re ceived advance notice had a chance to forearm themselves.