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Churches to Their Memory 0nE of the present generation of part in the formation of the Amalgamat- to make good his boast and keep out of financiers who stepped into the ed Copper Company and his entrance in- business after his 34th year he would r,aces vacated by the leaders to the Boston gas situation. The latter probably have remained almost un- . : Vetcrday is Henry H Rogers, Jr, was one of the sensational chapters in known, for everything of importance 1 inherited a fortune of about $40,- Thomas W. Lawson's "Frenzied Fi- that he has done has been accomplished yi(W from his father. - nance, and the former led to the war since that time. at Butte between the Amal pv anmuu - -- bomeone has truly characterized Ryan H. Rogers made great for n; Heinze, as unraveller o finanoal tangle, connection with the which rivalled in ferocity and dramatic por jast 2$ y ears he has been en- Ltke Ktnry 7rd Oil Company. m me umc i - -- . , DClween gaged in straightening out financial, dea : years ago, he was per- W. A. Clark and Marcus Daly. railroad and industrial tangks. Hisfirst h' most powerful of that group of Fairhaven remembers H. H. Rogers big work was the creation of the Rich ir5. for John D. Rockefeller had with gratefulness. He usually spent his mond Terminal Company, which "" zrA none of his early associates summers there and the better side of his brought the warring Southern railroads ' ;re e-uai in ability to the man who nature seemed to be brought out by his into an advantageous agreement Then vjd risen from the great army qf news- democratic contact with the men and he returned to New York again and 7er boys. His gifts of buildings to women of his native town. He was brought order out of chaos in the light to trtivc town, Fairhaven, Mass., gave chosen superintendent of streets in 18 ing and street transportation systems of ,,'e town a fame that extended country- at a salary of $2.50 a day and "team the metropolis. He settled the troubles -iids Th - Memorial Church erected in hire" and within a few weeks the old 0f the Hocking Valley and the Pere Jor ct hi mother, was the most cost- residents were beginning to mutter Marquette railroads and reorganized the ra,d most beautiful of his many gifts, about the disappearance of mud and Seaboard Air Line. He merged and hich v.erc said to have cost the oil sand in the streets. The town seemed strengthened several New York banks teg S3.OCO.000- almost unrecognizable without these fa- and trust companies.- He became a T ee:r,s al.nost symbolical that the miliar sights. The Improvements cost powerful f.actor in the American Tofcac- - - n who v.'?.s to be such a factor in the the town only the sum that had been ex- Co Company and succeeded in bringing , ii i A A ....... r j .. .. ... . A 0:1 Company snuum mvc ..vv iVn iuijr auu mi xo an ena its strue wun me great uru- i "KT-..,. T A nnp 1rrurc i net tmw T? -rf-.-e a-it- - t i . . . . - T: - 33 .1 1 I V ... w - - J bWldV.--VS V. tl.'l ford at the time when that ixew xuig- u.i uy. " In sp;te of hIs many important trans- iand port was the most imoortant cen" In New York, however, another Rog- actions, he was almost the only finan- '.n of the whole oil industry. From a ers was seen by the men who visited 26 cicr with enough capital and backing to rnyboy he graduated to a place as de- Broadway. He was like Harriman in obtain the majority of stock in the '-vcr. boy in a grocery store at $3 a his faculty for making enemies and in Equitable Insurance Company whose .fk and board. Here he remained for his cold determination to complete his r.ame was not mentioned in the" deal un- five ywrs, his salary rising until it plans without regard to the ruin of oth- tii he was ready to announce it. Thi Reached $3 a week, most of which he Crs. It was this singular difference be- wns characteristic of Ryan, for he never gne to his parents. When the oil dis- tween Rogers, the neighbor, and Rogers talks about what he intends to do. He coveries in Pennsylvania sounded the the financier,' that caused Thomas V. has given away several millions of dol- the whale on industry young Law son to remark that he was the lPrs in charities, but few people are knril ot Dners was one ui - ' "i- "uuu uuumc ui aware ot ins guts. aiosi oi ins x'-ui.ui- -,i.-ra:cd to the fields. He had already business. thropy has been extended to Catholic in- Thomas F. Ryan was born in Nelson stitutions, to churches, schools a:nl ho- county Virginia, in 1851. He is not & pitals, o?ie of the mo?t munificent be'ng garndous man ; indeed,' his extreme a cathedral at Richmond, reticence is almost equal to that dis- Twice Ryan ha; attended Dor.iocratic . .1 : n cmill refincrv in become mteresicu m j Fairhawn and his two partners in that terprisc accompanied him to Pennsylvania. . i t. x . . . . - i , i t , T-v T- tr il r t- . . . .. Rogers did not owe nis msi piayea Dy jonn u. r.ocKciencr in nis national conventions as a delegate rrom in the o:l industry to his abilities as a early days. - Consequently very little is Virginia, where lie lias r.n estate of fancier but to his practical knowledge known about Ryan's early life. At the 4,0tX) acres. On the floor of the Demo- as a refiner. At the age of 25 he was age of 17 we know that he went to Bal- cratic convention at l!;:itir.:r.,rc. he Y-.i- .-nade superintendent of a large refinery timore, where he worked for three years tened to a Litter attack r.uulo life.:; h.in? ;3 Brooklyn. Here for 14 years he as a clerk in a dry goods store. Then by Colonel Bryan. He was opposed t 'ought the Standard Oil Company, and he boldly determined to seek his fortune the nonrnation of Wocdrow V.'il -, -.;. the concern with which' he was asso- in the metropolis. Perhaps he was hut he accepted defeat smilingly, ciatfd was one of the few able to with- tempted to this because of the fact that Ryan's last hu.;i:ic5s utidri t: ki:- stand the ruthless methods vsed by the his parents, who seem to have been gift- rouIit his nar'o r.ror.-.hu-vjv h:fr.- rowir.z octopus. Finaliy the Standard ed with prophecy, had caused him to be tJ0 i.,,: -,es ()f i;;:r.. , for a -;iht- it which he hi ad'.'d !;h k ever t'u r:: ;':' of the late King I.e. Ne-t much lias been hear, or failure of the d-v'.. valuable coiiv-tssion, V:"' rumors have been cu'.-'ci Id in the r.l .if -.. v.-as forced to buy the competing com- christened Thomas Fortune Ryan. At par.y at its own terms, an event of de- first the fortune did not seem to be coin cided novelty. Until the end, however, ing, for he worked three years as a Rogers battled against the merger, and broker's clerk. He was making frien-s vrhea he was at last overruled by his however, and in 1S74 he secured a seat associates he confided to a Fairhaven cn the stock exchange. For 10 years he friend that he thought he should retire traded actively in that greatest of marts "tv,-t cn0rmous areas of h :uno from the od business with the $250,000 his business increasing rapidly cacn a51j ft.a jlnvc 'uCc:1 fou;; ! i,v thc- kvan which -.vould be his share of the pro- year, and at the age of 34, having gain i- 4- 5- -r -: -5-5" -: 4 - f : t i . , i or U.-iv-e i Tlurope piospectors. If .nonev T,.:'rs :r.to csis. ed a moderate amount of money, he an- jackets of the American h-v .stors a it did into tlic c?.pav". purse c f 1. He foresaw the future of the Stand- nounced that he intended to retire. aid and took his pay in stock. Before Whether Ryan was unable to retire or thc Ryan fortune may y i i grow to be a cany months had passed his name ap- did not really want to is something thai clo.e rival to that of C-tmegie. pared as a director of the company and he has never explained. He remained o uencetorwarU he continued one ot the away irom Wall street lor nearly a it is p.oposeu to i-i .ev: t .?, t-u sea leading spirits c that great organiza- year and then the lure proved too pow- ports from the assaults of submarines tion. erful and he was back once more, in the by means of walls of concrete laid in tiie He is best known, however, for his financial whirlpool. Had he been able water. '" . ' '" . ' ..." - i. Siti Henry II. Rogers and the Memorial Church lVhlch He Presented to FairliaTen. AiA'i -V,fl- ?i , r-7?-,'.'t?r -f 5)f 'K' t ,' ' M jSfer. 3 I,, p -v7 . - Al -T , - 7e - j-v-r - :-4"-.7: , SSRP - - - 'JJ T - 7-rN S C'7?rrV? V 'M If - ' " ' ' s7 t f 7 -tf, I tii '! fvt 1 B ! - & 1 77;7'4r''- -rVt -vfl-i 'ir-'fH'fe 40v1' I Apple Pie Love The Romance of a VacationThat Dan Cupid Made Successful for Him. m AKY LEE was a stenographer at all. Silently they sat eating their din in a large city. Now there are ner when suddenly 'Lizbeth looked up hundreds and thousands of with a bright smile. 5- Mary Lees in every large city, but what distinguished this one from many others was her wondrous laugh, which rang out clear and sweet and which was so tremendously infectious that everyone felt ex tremely happy when she laughed. But Mary Lee was very shy, consequently few people knew of her joyous laugh. 4- t Thomas Fortune 11: an. Who at 34 Anno unced That He'd Eetire. and the Catholic Cathedral at Kichmond TThich He BuUt and Fresented to the Cbnrcb, Mary Lee, you musn't go back to town on Monday, for I have a great sur prise for you that day." "And what may that be?" "Promise me you won't go and I'll tell you." "But really, 'Lizbeth dear, I must go. You see I have been here nearly two weeks already." "Honest. Marv Lee. if vou don't ko Each spring she planned her vacation back so soon rn bake you a fine apple with much care, for to have two whole pi.( aii for your own self." weeks in the country meant much to This happy thought had come into her, and always she selected some quiet 'Lizbeth's mind as Mother Brown farm where she could revel in the joys brought in thc dessert large slices of of country life. luscious apple pie. Now it happened that this particular Mary Lee forgot all about John Turn year Mary Lee's selection fell upon a er and everyone else and laughed hearti farm house where the most important ly as she caught the drift of Lizabeth's member of the family was named 'Liz- remark, and proceeded to divide her beth. 'Lizbeth was just five and she portion of pie with her little friend. John greeted Mary Lee with a long and studi- Turner laughed also and somehow all ous stare as she came up the Walk, bag the embarrassment was gone. in hand. Mary Lee was so happy at be- John Turner was a man of few words ing out in the country once more that and quick action. And Mary Lee was she really didn't notice 'Lizbeth very to leave for the city in two days. closely, but when she felt a tiny hand "Miss Lec, wouldn't you like to stay slipped into hers and realized that a de- another two weeks in the country? You mure little person was walking beside see I haven't had a vacation in five her into the house, she knew she had years, and I have a full month this sum found , a friend in Farmer Brown's mer. I'll tell you what I'll do. If you home. are willing to take a chance and stay Into this atmosphere of love and good here and laugh and play with Xizbetb fellowship drifted John Turner. Age and me for another two weeks, I'll guar 30; a successful business m2n who had antee you a choice of two fine positions worked his way up in the world unti with my concern. One rather private now he was manager of a large manu- and confidential, the other a regular facturing plant His advent rather stenographic position. Will you take a spoiled things for Mary Lee, because chance and stay?" she could no longer laugh freely r Mary Lee looked at the grass and the buoyantly about the house, or at the ta- trees. She felt the soft breezes around ble with John Turner sitting opposite her, and heard the birds singing in the her. Even 'Lizbeth became embarrassed trees, and then she and John together and shy and spoke to Mary Lee only in framed a telegram to her employer ask stage whispers. . ing him to retain the substitute in her Did you ever realize how short two place as she "really needed two weeks weeks are in the country, when viewed more in the country." in the past tense? Mary Lee was to go At the end of the two weeks Mary back to the city the following Monday Lee had decided to take the "rather pri morning, and 'Lizbeth did not like it vate and confidential position."