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Rooney engaged room 45 in the Grandon block yesterday morning and about 3, o'clock that afternoon lie asked the land lady if she served meals. lie was told she did not, and imnntediately left the building. In alout to minutes three tenth returned, carrying the old man, who was in a delirious condition atnd appeared to have been drugged. The noise attracted Anna Kerwins, a daughter of the landlady, and she was told by one of the ment that the old fellow had dropped on the sidewalk in front of the house attInd appeared to ibe sick. They carried hint to his room. where they were joined by George M. Spragner, who lives in room 8 of the same block. Miss Kerwin followed the quartet to the old man's room, where, after removing his coat and vest, they laid him on the bed. Miss Kerwin left them then and as soon as she stepped into the hall the door of the room was locked behind her. In alhout 15 minutes the three men who had carried Rooney fromt the street camtte downstairs and shortly after Spragner followed. Spragner met Miss Kerwin and remarked that the old manat had been drugged and offered her $t.45 in silver, which the claimed he found in Rooney's pocket. This she refused to take anti told him to put it back where he had gotten it. This morning when awakened by the land lady Rooney was feeling very ill and, wanting some medicine, he asked her to hand him his wad, which was in his trousers pocket. Her search revealed the robbery, and Detective Murphy was called in. After hearing the facts, Murphy arrested Sprag aer, who was in his room, and Ihe is now in the city jail. John Rooney Ias been minitng for a great many years in lHorse canyon, alout half a mile southeast of Columtbia Gar dens. Last July he sold an interest in two of his claims to Corry & Son, mining soen, and was given four checks aggre gating $1,975. These he deposited in the States Savings bank July 24 last. This certificate was tn his wallet along with the currency. Detectives Murphy and Buchanan are searching for the thlree unkllown itetl and expect to arrest them before evening. RUNAWAY BOY IS ARRESTED Taken From Oregon Short Line Train by Dillon Authcrities. SPECIAL TO THIE INTER MOUNTAIN. Dillon, Oct. 2.-A small runaway boy from Logan, who refuses to give his name, was taken off an Oregon Short Line southbound train this morning. He had stowed away on the train at Butte and the conductor turned him over to the sheriff here. It is supposed the boy's people will be looking for him. The sheriff is endeavoring to secure in formation as to where he is wanted, and probably will take him back to Butte to night. Local Men in Helena. SPECIAL, TO TIIE INTER MOUNTAIN. Helena, Oct. 2.-Rev. Father Callahan of Butte and Rev. Father Coopman of Anaconda are in the city. Nixon Cash Grocery po5 UTAH AVENUE Keep Your Eye on This Space. We Sell Groceries Cheaper Than .Any House In Butte. MINNIE HEALY IS NEARING THE END WHILE F. A. HEINZE OPERATED THE MINE, FINLEN PAID EXPENSES EXCEEDING $2,000. TESTIMONY AS TAKEN TODAY James Finlen Heard F. A. Heinze Ask the Elder Finlen to Bring Suit Against the B. & M. Co. (('ntinund frnom Page ()one.) nccounts in that book. The computations here are correct statements of the ore, with deductions for moisture and so forth." "\We offer the tabulations in evidence," said Mr. Forbis. There was no objection to the offer, and the statements went into the cvi dence. The witness then testified to another tabulation he had made of the Minnie Healy accounts, as kept on the M. O. P. books. "These accounts were tabulated from a pencil nemorandumti furnllished me )by Mr. Carnnochan, the bookkeeper of the Mon tana Ore Purchasing company," the wit ness said. "Is it correct?" Mr. Shores asked. "Yes ; it was a correct tabulation of 'Mr. Carnochan's figutres. But he said there was a discrepancy in the figures." Put in Evidence. This .statement was put in evidence without objcction. "State to the court what this exhibit represents," Mr. Forbis said. 'IThe exhibit was in two parts, and the witness rep:ied as follows: "'The first exhibit is of expenditures for the Minnie Healy mine tq to January 3?, t18mo. The second statement is of expendi turies for the mine front February t, 1899, to Felruary 24. I'he two combined repre sent the total amount of the expenditures for the Minnie Healy, from Mr. Carnochan's pencil memorandum of the accounts in the books." the witness replied. "Well, then, this shows the figures of the books of the ,Montana Ore Purchasing com pany on the subject ?" "In a way. It is fromn Mr. Carnochan's figures." "So the statements show the expendi tures of the tMontana Ore Purchasing company on the mine, according to Mr. Carnochan's figures ?" "Yes." "What were the expenditures for De comber and January, as shown by these tabulations ?" "T'hey amounted to $i,663.;.t." "W\hat were the expenditures thus shown. front February r to February 24?" "They amlounted to $3,664.27." "I'll ak-C you if you did not also make a 4;:hle of the xl,penditures up to July 3?" the lawyer asked. "I did," Mr. Couzens replied. From Printed Copy. This statement had niot been colmptared with the princd copy in the record, but the witnless testified front the printed copy. "Is lie printed table here the same as the one you made ?" Mr. Shores asked. "It is exact, I believe," the witness replied. "What does it show?" "It shows the expenditures front De cember, t898, to July, t18q'." "What was that amount?" "It is $3i,8ts5.9." "\Vhat does that show?" "It shows the general expenditures on the Minnie Healy as stated by the books of the Montana Ore Purchasing company. T'his statement was also included in the evidence by iMr. Forbis. 'Tlhe cross-examination of the witness by Judge Mcllatten followed at this point. "You say you were employed by the Butte & Itostonl company whenl you m.ved here. Mr. Couzens?" Judge Mfalltten asked. "Yes," the witness replied. "Was it not on my request that you were allowed to examine the books of the Montana tre Purchasing company, and upon my request that Mr. Carnochan furnished you with the figures?" "It may have been." The witness testified that he bhad not asked personally to be allowed to make the examination. "What does the first statement show as to the ore?" the lawyer inquired. "It is a copy of the impression hook of the Montana Ore Purchasing company," the witness answered. "The other statement is of the expen ditures in the operation of the Minnie Hlealy mine, is it?" "Yes." "It is a statement of the accounts as they appear in the hooks of the Montana O)re Purchasing company's books." "Yes." "The discrepancy you spoke of was a charge of several hundred dollars for ex penses incurred one month, but mistakenly charged another, was it?" "Yes." "There wasn't anything in the hooks about the expenditures made by Miles Fin len?" the lawyer asked in conclusion. Direct Examination Ended. "I didn't see anything," the witness re plied and the direct examination ended. "Did you put the several hundred dol lars in the discrepancy in your statement ?" Judge McHatten asked in the cross-ex amination. "Yes, sir," the witness replied, "Then while the discrepancy exists in the books it does not exist in the state ment ?" "No." In re-direct examination Mr. Forbis asked the witness: "Well, then, according to the books, the amount expended between February I and 24 would appear to be $3,000, while in the statement, with the discrepancy of some thing over $6oo added, it would be about $3,600, would it?" "Yes, sir." Finlen on Stand, The witness left the stand and was suc ceeded by James T. Finlen. "What's your business, Mr. Finlen?" the lawyer asked. "I am in the drug business," was the reply, "Are you a son of Miles Finlen?" "Yes." "What was your business connection with your father at the time he was operating the Minnie Healy mine up to the end of 1898?" "I was keeping books for hln.?' "Did you keep an account of his exa penditures on the mine?" "I was away for part of the time, but I posted them up when I came back." "Can you give the accounts from Novem. her ar, t898, to February 24, 1899?" "Yes." The witness looked over account books he had brought to court, and the lawyer asked himn what the expenditures were be tween the dates named. Total Expended. "I have the amount etpended between January t, 189g, and March 3, 1899," said the witness. "The total amount of exi pewlitures made by my father on thI mine during that period was $2,481.69." "llave you got the items?" "Please give them to us." The witness then read over eadh sepi arate charge for labor and supplies in the account, and the amount of it. Labor, coal, hardware, hauling of coal and hos ,ital dues were among the items. "Was that for supplies furnished the Minnie Ilealy mine?" "Yes," the witness replied. "Have you charged anything for the supplies that were at the mine in the ac count ?" Mr. Kelley asked. "No," the witness answered. "This account is for supplies and labo, furnished the mine by your father be tween the dates given?" "Yes." Tile statements were put in evidence, and the bills for the supplies were testified to I,y the witness. lie said his father had paid the bills. "Do you know how the bills came to your father's office?" Mr. Kelley asked him. "I was away at the time," the witness returned, "Were you present when a certain con versation was held between your father and Ileinze at the Flinlen hotel?" "Yes." "Where were you at the time?" "I was in the office of the hotel working on the books." "When was that ?" "I think it was in November, 1898." "Did the conversation refer to the Minnie Healy mine?" "Yes, sir. My father and Mr. Heinie came into the office while I was working on the books. I showed them a blue print map of the Minnie Healy mine which Heinze wanted to see. He said to my1 father, 'I'd like you to bring a lawsulti against the Boston & Montana company. I'll stand all the expenses, and I think we can close them down.'" Cross-Examination. The witness was cross-examined by, Judge Mclatten about the accounts of the Minnie Healy which he had kept for his father prior to the time his father and Finlen had talked about the mine. The cross-examination on the subject was quite long and went into the separate items on the books. Some of tile books of accounts relating to the mine were not in court, and the, lawyer asked the witness to get them for him, which the latter said he would tryi to do. James Couzens was called to the stand by Mr. Forbis, and said he had compared the printed table of the M. O. P. accounts with the Minnie HIealy with the statement he had prepared himself. "Are the tables correct ?" Mr. Forbis asked. "Yes, sir." the witness replied. There was no cross-examination and Mr. Co(nuzens was excused. Yesterday aftcrnoon, under cross-exam ination, Miles F:ilen testified that he did not know anything about the late Marcus Daly becoming interested in an amalgama tion of the big mines of this place till May or June, 1890, when they were travel ing from the East together, and Mr. Daly toll hitm. "Mr. Finlen, did you not tell H. I. Wilson that you would do anything within reason that Mr. Daly asked you to do?" Judge Mcllatten asked. Would Serve Mr. Daly. "I might have said that I would do anything in reason for Mr. Daly. I would do that yet, if Mr. Daly were alive," the witness replied. "\Why did you not cash the check for $.204 for ore from the Minnie Healy ?" "1 kept the check to show it. Checks are not usually sent me unless they are owed to me," the witness replied. This check was sent by Heinze to Fin len for the proceeds of the ore extracted from the mine in January, 1899, a couple of months after the famous meeting in the Montana Ore Purchasing company's office, at which lHeinze says he bought the mine. The witness denied that he ever told John Cook or anybody else to turn over the Mlinnie Healy mine to Heinze when the latter should come for it. "Did you ever tell Pat O'Neill that you expected to turn the mine over to Heinze at any time, and that you hoped to get your money out of the property in that way?" the lawyer asked. "1 never dreamed of such a thing. No negotiations for such a transaction had ever taken place. I certainly did not," the witness replied. "Did not Pat O'Neill ask you about re pairing the shaft at the mine, and didn't you teat him to never mind the shaft, as you intended turning the mine over to Heinze, and that Heinze might fix the shaft up?" "No, sir; I never did." Mr. I mnlen testified that he did not re mtember what the agreement was as to who should pay the expenses of the suit to be brought against the Boston & Mon tana company for damages. He said that he might have testified at the other trial that Heinze was to pay them, since Heinze would benefit if the mine should be sold to him finally, Old testimony of the witness, in whlc (Continued on Page Eleven.) PILE "I have saffires wtj .ties for thtrtyesta yea's tars se y r ao test iC., ta skto .asse. ANepU st ALatos. n the courie 0I awstsopot J settes ilea CQ to dlts.pp. tr and at tle ed o s w rllls they 0 ot trouboe me ast tS grot like a new man,' seorre KylaJs, trapofson, Na.t 7or eAMst AIHRTe S PlssuIan., Pat be, Potent, Tas 0 Vd o ý n seaon4 or ·ros moey o Sterlng Remedy Co., Chleago or eYT. 11 ANNUAL SALE, TEN MILUON BOXES ,BUTTE IS TO GET SESSION OF 1904 CONCEDED THAT LOCAL DELEGATES WILL SECURE T'4E PIONEERS' CONVENTION NEXT. WHITFORD TO BE PRESIDENT Butte Man Will Probably Be Made Head of Assooiation-Prooeedings at Great Falls Today. SPIElIAL TO TIlE INTER MOUNTAIN. Great Falls, Oct. a.-Most of the day has been spent by the visiting pioneers in sight seeing. This morning they were taken about the city in carriages, visit ing all the points of interest. The long line of carriages, with their occupants of gray beards, had the appearance of a great parade. Then, at 1t o'clock, the association met in the cast room of the courthouse. The nmeting was short and pleasing. The an nouncement was made that the pioneers were to consider themselves the guests of the Iloston & Montana Mining company. Adjournment was taken immediately and the entire party, escorted by William Scallon and John Gillie of Butte, Super intendent Wheeler of the B. & M. smelters, and other officials, took street cars to the it. & M. smelters. There they visited the lig plant and saw it in every part. Fol lowing this they went to the Smelter Club house, where they were entertained at a ..sumptuous luncheon. Early in the afternoon the party crossed on the suspension bridge to the fair grounds, where they Joined 5,ooo other people in helping to make the closing day of the Cascade county fair a success. This evening the business session will be held. At it Dr. O. B. Whitford of Butte most probably will be chosen presi dent, though John Caplice of the same place also has been mentioned. It is practically certain that the association will vote to meet next year in Butte. J. U. Sanders will be re-elected secretary by acclamation. Tomorrow morning i5o of the pioneers will go by special train to Fort Benton to visit the old "head of navigation on the Missouri." The address to the pioneers, delivered yes terday by T. E. Collins, president of the asso ciation, was notable. In it Mr. Collins sketched the early history of Montana, going back to the first exploration by M. de Is Verandre, under authority of the French gov ernment, in 1743. He dwelt especially upon the Lewis and Clarke expedition, the subse. quent operations of the fur and trading com panies and the establishment of the Jesuit mis. sions. He also spoke of the government : erplorations from i8Si to 1836, and of the crea -ttMn of the territory in 1864. Proceeding he described the placer gold excitement and tile attendant immigration. Alder Gulch, Last Chance Gulch and other famous camps were recalled by the speaker. Continuing, lie said: "The men and women of the decade of 186o lf7o did not come here as dependents or under contract to labor at a stipulated price, but the flower and youth of our country east of the Missssippi river, from all the states, with a goodly sprinkling of self.riscrs from the golden shores of the Pacific, formed the nucleus around which was founded the character and shaped the destinies of our state. "We can describe in the nations of today, from their institutions, laws, habits and devel. opment, the character of their founders or pioneers. The universal law that like begets like is as applicable to nations and states as to individuals, and the early settlement of Montana with the development which has fol. lowed in its trail-the superstructure which has been reared upon the foundation then laid shows the moral, 'intellectual and physical worth of those who did the work. "When we revive the recollections of those days, no matter how affectionately we may look back to them, where we recollect our cont. rode in the mountains or on the plain, about the campfire or in the cabin, in the drift or in the drain ditch, in the gravel pit or on the sluices, or on a stampede to a new found gulch; whose sterling loyalty and worth and manhood will be a sweet memory so long as life shall last, we cannot help but call to mind the sufferings, privations, sickness, laborious elTorts and perils of those days, which tried the material that man was made of. But these are the things, together with tile joys and pleasures and excitements and rewards of life, which put in nature's crucible come out the unalloyed gold of life and form the germ which gives strength and character to the state for all time to come. It was these men, who, in thousands of expeditions or more unpretentious prospecting trips, went into every mountain range, into every gulch and on to every bar, to places never trod before, and with brawn and brain explored and delved and prospected so well that the thoroughness of it was never known before. They blazed the trails, made the roads and overcame the ob* stables in their way with a courage and fear. lJesness never equaled. Many of them lost their lives in the contest, but future genera. tions will vie with one another in recounting their valorous deeds. They replaced the herds of wild animals with countless thousands of domesticated cattle, horses and sheep, subdued the savage, settled and reclaimed the valleys and foothills, so that Montana is the home of thousands of prosperous ranchmen and farmers, and paved the way for millions yet to come and enjoy the independent life of the stockman, the farmer, the merchant and the professional man in and about and around the everlasting mountains and plains of our state. And last, but not least, they have discovered and developed with money taken out of the everlasting hills, the richest, most extensive and most lasting quartz lodes of copper, silver and gold the world has ever known. These arc the men who were the leaders in moulding the destiny of the state, who were the central figures in enacting its legislation and creating its constitutions they created our common school system, which is one of the best in the land; they established the public institutions of the state. With such a record the pioneers may claim that their work is as enduring as the everlasting granite of our Rocky Moun tains and will be appreciated and remembered as long as Montana shall be known. "Every word that has been said concerning the men applies with greater force to the pio. neer woman of Montana. They were the salt of the earth, and no words of mine can depict the veneration, regard and respect of the pto. tneer men for the pioneer women of the do's. This and future generations owe them a debt which cannot be paid in words. Enduring monuments should be raised to commemorate their share.in pioneer history. No one suffered more hardships or endured more privations in those early days than the wives, mothers and daughters. When death, sickness, distress, dis. couragements and disappointments came, they were the angels of mercy who administered to the wants of the afflicted and distressed, The' laweetest memory of the pioneer when reflect ing upon the times which tried men's souls, is the acts and deeds of those noble women, who, with a patience never worn and never complalnng, labored early and late with an endurance and application never exceeded, There is not a pioneer but what remembers the acts of kindness, the words of cheer and deeds of mercy administered to the many homeless ones time and again by these noble wotnen, "Our society In the past year has moved along as before, but as we grow older more interest is being taken in our meetings, The Has the. Insurance Company Rejected You on Account of Kidney Disease? Or.s, J. j Readeef BauffiDalo, N. Vs Bays More People Are Refused Life Insurance on Recount of Kidney Troubles Than for All Other Sauses Put Together. Warner's Safe Cure Secures Life Insurance for Thou. sands Once Rejleted. "1 Proe scribe It In My Practice and Re. gard It as a Wonderful Specific In Kidney Diseases," he adds. Dr. Reade, a prominent physician of 1471 Seneca street, Buffalo, N. Y., who has been examining applicants for life insur ance for years, states that more people are troubled with weak and imperfect kidneys than any other form of disease, though few suspect the presence of kidney trou ble. He emphaticakly adds Safe Cure is the dmost wonderful specific for kidney dil DR. S. J. READU eases known to science. He writes: "For many years past I have prescribed Warner's Safe Cure in my own practice and with a marked degree of success. That is one reason why I believe so firmly in it. But my knowledge of its curative properties is not based alone upon my private practice. "In the course of my work I have had occasion to examine thousands of people for life insurance. More were rejected on account of kidney troubles than for all other causes put together. Almost every other man has kidney trouble. Yet few suspected the presence of the disease when they came for examination. "Many of those rejected returned later on cured and ready for re-examination and were accepted. I never failed to inquire as to the treatment used and almost without exception I was told that it was Safe Cure. "From my own practice, from observation of the cases of a very large number of life insurance applicants, and from conversation with fellow physicians who prescribe Safe Cure, I can recommend it as a wonderful specific." S. J. RIEADE, M. D. Kidney troubles creep into the system unawares. Before you know it they are deep seated. Do not neglect yourself if you have any of the following symptoms: Pains in the small of the back, painful passing of urine, cloudy urine, a reddish, brick dust sediment in the urine after it stands 24 hours, pains in the back of the head and neck, rheumatic pains and swell-ings in any part of the body, eczema, drowsiness, loss of appetite; or if a woman bearing down sensation, painful periods, fainting and other so-called female troubles. These all tell you your kidneys have been diseased for several months, for outward symptoms seldom show themselves until the poison has penetrated the different organs, and the danger point has been reached. SAFE CURE CURES KIDNEY TROUBLES It is purely vegetable, contains no narcotic cor harmful drugs, and is a most valu. able and effective tonic. It awakens the torpid liver, soothes inflammation and irri tations, repairs the tissues, stimulates and heals the enfeebled organs, and builds up a strong healthy body. Safe Cure is the certain and unfailing remedy. It not only removes the first symptoms but cures advanced cases of Bright's Disease, Dia betes, Rheumatism, Gout, Gall Stones, Inflammation of the' Bladder, Liver and Urinary Organs. It is prescribed by doctors and used in hospitals. You can buy it at any drug store or direct; So cents and $s.oo a bottle. Insist upon Warner's Safe Cure; take no other. Medical booklet sent free by addressing Warner's Safe Cure Co, Rochester, N. Y. WARNER'S SAFE PILLS move the bowels gently and aid a speedy cure. MONTANA DRUG CO., Distributing Agents for Montana. OFFICIAL NOTICE. 1 P. J. BROPHIY & CO. - &BUTTE ARE OUR EXCLUSIVE SELLING AGENTS We sell and ship our goods to no one else, consequently THIS STORE IS THE ONLY ONE at which we can guar antee that the customer will receive OUR GENUINE coffees. CHASE &. SANBORN, The Importers report of the secretary and treasurer will show the numerical and financial standing of the society. We had a special meeting in Helena last spring in which our old time pioneer friend, Colonel McClure of Philadelphia, took the leading part, unveiling a monument to the memory of John X. Beidler, whose grave was unmarked. Our Dillon meeting had approved the plan. We held a very large memorial ser. vice at the auditorium which was addressed by Colonel McClure, Admiral Schley and others. We postponed the placing of the monun* ment until after the annual meeting. The mat. ter of removing the body and setting up the monument with the inscription and other de tails will be referred to you. I recommend that the society pay one.half of the costs of the monutent and necessary expense, and the Lewis and Clarke county pioneers, I under. stand, will defray the other half. 1 recommend that arrangements for the burial of our dead members and marking of the graves with appropriate headstones be left to the vice president of each county and to the local pioneer organization, the expense to be de. frayed when necessary, one.half by the local organization or citizens, and the other half by the Society of Montana Pioneers. "I recommend the appointment of a commit. tee to devise ways and means for the erection of an enduring monument at the state capitol ground to commemorate the achievements of the pioneer men and women, and that the state legislature be called upon to appropriate part of the money needed to carry this into effect. I have often heard the lack of public spirit of our well-to.do members criticised be. cause of the lack of a very much needed home for worn out and disabled pioneers. There are many of them throughout the state who in their old age should be cared for in a home especially provided for them. I hope some of our wealthy members will take the hint and erect and endow a home where the deserving pioneer can pass the reclining days of his life in east and peace. Such an Institution, no doubt, would be fostered and aided by the state. Shall we give this matter attention at this meeting? "I believe it Is to the best interest of the society that it locate permanently in rooms of its own at the state capitol and devote more attention to the collection of early pioneer his* tory and biography, This information should be gathered within the next few years, or much of it will be lost forever, I suggect the s*a pointment at this meeting of a committee of five of whom the president and secretary shall be members, called 'Historical Committee,' and whose duty it shall be to collect and edit his. tories of early expeditions and explorations, prospecting trips, discoveries of noted camps and gulches and ledges with accurate data concerning the settlements of towns, counties villages and cities. This should include origi nal names of streams, gulches and other objects and subjects, and changes, if anyf also schools, churches, societies, stage lines, coutrts, Indian narratives, and other data too numerous to mention. These collections prop. erly edited would be of great value for the use of the future historian and biographer. Vol. umes can be published from time to time as the data and material is completed and edited, but no publication of this character should be made by the society or the state without the careful editing and authority of this commit. tee, This committee as a representative of the Society of Montana Pioneers should in some official way have to do with state publications of pioneer history. I hope you will devise some practical way by which these suggestions can be successfully carried out. "In these early days of the twentieth century of wonderful mental and physical activity, ol great industrial combinations, it is not well to fcrget the days of small beginnings, In admir. ing the superstructure' let us not forget the foundation. "In this connection, and as an example to be pointed to with pride by present and future generations, we call to mind the civic honor of territorial days. The record of our incorrupt. Ible officers, the high standing and unimpeach. able character of our courts and the honorable and unbribable record of our legislatures. This is a record that the pioneers particularly pride themselves upon and it cannot help but have a beneficial effect in the enactment and admin. lotration of future laws, and if we have floated away in any perceptible degree from the moor. ings of civic honor, Incorruptible courts and honest legislation, let us return at once to the safe harbor of pioneer official uprightness, "While then as pioneers we cherish the past, lot us not neglect the present, nor be unmind. ful of the future, but seek to so live and labor that what has been transmitted to us from pioneer days shall be handed down, enlarged, beautitied ncd, strengthcncd, to educate, refine (Continued on Pag Eleven.).