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FRIDAY EVENING. MAT 17, 1901.
Allis - Ctaliurs Cm,
Organized under the laws of the State of, New Jersey.
Preferred Stock, = $16,250,000
Common Stock, - 20,000,000
riANUFACTURERS OF HEAVY ENOINES, MINING AND
SEVEN PER CENT. CUMULATIVE AND CONVERTIBLE
OFFERED BY THE UNDERSIGNED FOR SALE AT 105 PER CENT
payable, with accrued dividend, at the rate of seven per cent per annum, from May 1, 1901.
50 per cent. May 24, 1901,
50 percent. July 1, 1901,
with the privilege of anticipating the latter payment Negotiable receipts will be issued
against payments, exchangeable for engraved certificates of stock as soon as they can
The Preferred Stock, in shares of Jlo.i each, is preferred in liquidation to the amount
of its par value and accumulated dividends.
It is preferred in cumulative dividends to the extent of seven per cent per annum,
and has a further preference of one per cent, non-cumulative, after the payment of seven
per cent, upon The Common Stock.
It is convertible into Common Stock, share for share, at the option of the holder, upon
any first day of May until and including May 1, 1921, exclusive of any declared divi
No additional Preferred Stock can be issued a: less than par in cash, or for property
at such cash value.
The certificate of Incorporation confers authority upon the Board of Directors, in tnelr
discretion, to declaxe and pay dividends on the Common Stock concurrently with the
Preferred Stock, when earned and applicable thereto.
The fiscal year of the company commences May Ist. The Preferred Stock Dividends
are payable quarterly, commencing August Ist, ISM. Application will be duly made to
list the Preferred and Commou Sun-ks on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Allis-Chalmers Company represents ihe consolidation of Ure property and busi
ness of the following builders of I .aery:
The Edward P. Ailis Co., of flilwaukee, Wis.
Fraser & Chalmers, Incorporated, of Chicago, 111
Gates Iron Works, of Chicago, 111.
Dickson Mfg. Co., ot Scranton, Pa. (exclusive of Locomotive works.)
All property acquired is to be conveyed in fee and free from mortgage or
No mortgage can be placed upon the property without the assent of seventy-five per
cent of thi amount of Preferred Stock outstanding.
The expert engineer, Mr. Julian Kennedy, reports, after several personal examina
tions of the properties, that he estimates "th.- value or the plants, taking into account the
real estate, buildings, machinery, tools, patter;!?, drawings and patents, together with the
cost of organizing and getting Into full opera;;uu, but nut r»timutiuu anything for
Ifoud will, at #!».!>:i.».00»r."
He further reports, under date of April sth. 1901. as follows:
"I find the plants all running at their fullest capacity. The great bulk of the tools in
all of these are comparatively utw, having betn put in within the last seven or eight
years, and all the works are in good condition and running smoothly."
The security of the Preferred Stock, without an> consideration for the ad
vantages aocruiiit; from the consolidation, for the valuable good will of
the several companies, so long .and favorably known all over the world, or for the
•aroing capacity of the united companies, will be substantially as follows:
ot which sum $2,500,000 will be expended in the erection of an ad
ditional plant to double tbe present capacity of the Allis Works.
Valuation as above of existing plants owned in fee and free of lien 9,935,000
Total present value of tangable property $19,935,000
The total issue of Preferred stock against this property is 16,250,000
»11 of which is issued for cash at par. or, in lieu of cash, for the plants at less than their
valuation as above stated, and of which totai issue there wil be more than 61 per cent in
cash and the balance will be in property that produces much more than the cumulative
dividend to which the Preferred Stock is enti'ied.
Of the total Preferred Stock. $7,830,000 has been accepted by the original Companies in
lieu of cash, in part payment for their properties to be conveyed to this company. The
remaining " - u'ow offered for sale to provide for the discharge of existing mort
gages and for part of the above-mentioned cash capital, the remainder thereof being pro
vided by the sale of Common Stock alrea-dy consummated.
The accounts of the several concerns have been examined by Messrs. Jones, Caesar &
Co., chartered accountants, who certify "that the combined profits of these companies, in
each of the last two fiscal years, after making full provisions for depreciation and bad
debts, but without charging interest and management salaries, exceeded the amount re
ouired to pay seven per cent dividends upon $16,250,000 Preferred Stock, whilst "or the last
fiscal year the profits as above detircd, considerably exceeded such amount." It was not
until the last year that the new works of Fraser & Chalmers came into full operation.
The net profits for the fiscal year ending May 1, Uh>2, are estimated by the chief of
ficials of the respective companies, without any allowance for increase of manufacturiug
rapacity or for the economies of consolidation, or increase of prices, at sufficient to pay
dividends at the rate of seven per cent on the $16,250,000 Preferred Stock and about four
per cent on $20,000,000 of Common Stock. Including the economies from consolidation
confidently anticipated by these authorities, the net profits for the same period should ex
ceed the amount required to pay st-vtu per cent dividends on both classes of stock.
The same officials similarly estimate that upon the completion of the additional Allis
Works, now.in process of construction, the profits will be equivalent to eight per cent on
$15.::5'|,000 of Preferred Stock and ten per cent on $2u,uw,ow of Common Stock, with a
oi&twial addition to the surplus account.
The Allis. Kraser A; t'halniers aud Gates Iron Works plants have been
operated night and day tluriiiK the pant few years, and have, from lack
of capacity, declined in that period as much business as they have been
able to accept.
The business of these concerns, with more than fifty per cent increase of capacity and
cmple cash capital, will be conducted by the Messrs. Allis and Reynolds of E. P. Allis
Company; W. .1. Chalmers, of Fraser & Chalmers, and Gates & Hoyt. of Gates Iron
Works, who have successfully managed their respective works for many years.
The Board of Directors has been constituted as follows:
Edward D. Adams, New York. Charles Allis, nilwaukee.
Hark T. Cox, Orange, N. J. William W. Allis, nilwaukee.
Win. L. Elkins, Jr., Philadelphia. Frank C. Bigelow, Milwavkee.
Elbert H. Gary, New York. W. J. Chalmers, Chicago.
Henry W. Hoyt, Chicago. James H. Eckles, Chicago.
William A. Read, New York. flax Pam, Chicago.
James Stillman, New York. Edwin Reynolds, Milwaukee.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, New York.
The regularity of the incorporation of the Allis-Chalmers Company and the validity
<of the issue of its securities are certified to by Messrs. Strong & Cadwalader of New York,
Hid Messrs. Pam. Calhoun & Glennon of Chicago.
The accounts of the company will be regularly audited by chartered accountants.
SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PREFERRED STOCK
WILL BE RECEIVED AT THE OFFICES OF THE UNDERSIGNED I NTIL
THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS OX TUESDAY', THE 21st DAY OF MAY. SUB
JECT TO THE RIGHT RESERVED TO REJECT AXV OR ALL SUBSCRIP
TIOXS, AND TO CLOSE THE SUBSCRIPTION AT AXY TIME WITHOUT NO
TICE. TEMPORARY RECEIPTS WILL BE ISSUED PENDING THE PREP
ARATION OF ENGRAVED CERTIFICATES.
The entire amount of this issue has been underwritten.
AFTER PERSONAL INVESTIGATION WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF EXPERTS IN
THEIR RESPECTIVE LINES. OF THE PROPERTIES, BUSINESS AND EXECUTIVE
ADMINISTRATION TO BE REPRESENTED BY THE ALLIS-CHALMERS COMPANY,
\VE RECOMMEND ITS PREFERRED STOCK AS A MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT.
JN THE SECURITY, EARNINGS AND MANAGEMENT OF WHICH WE HAVE ENTIRE
First National Bank.
Vermiiye & Company,
A CHILEAN CLAIM.
Washington, May 17.—The celebrated Itata
ease, involving a claim of $320,000 against
the of the United States, Is about
to be determined by the Chilean claims com
missieu. An adjournment has been taken to
permit the bxohange of briefs and the com
mission will r#conveE© on June S to consider
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New York and Boston.
this case, the decision of which will be
rendered before the final dissolution of the
body on Juae 14. The sailing of the steamer
Itata from California with a cargo of arms
and ammunition for Chile and her subsequent
surrender to the United States cruiser
Charleston, constituted one of the most stir
ring events of the Chilean trouble of 1891.
Out of this grows the claim.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUENAL.
ORE MOVES SLOWLY
Movement on the Lakes Not Yet
DOCKS AT ALL PORTS ARE FULL
Commodore Mine May Be Shut Down
Indefinitely—New Ore West
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn.. May IT.—Precious time
is being lost to mines and shipping inter
ests. Few boats are moving eastward yet
and the rail distribution of ore is ex
tremely slow. At Two Harbors twelve
large ships are loaded waiting to move,
and the docks are full. At Superior ore
la coming very slowly on acount of the
The U. S. Steel has taken a lot more
outside tonuuge and now almost every
large shipowner on the lakes whose boats
are flt to carry ore has contracted with
the corporation. These include Gilchrisi.
Elphicke, Brown, Mitchell. Wilson. Dav
idson, Pichards, Mather & Co., the Corii
gans, Interlake Steamship, Hopkius. Eil-iy
Bros., Rhodes and others. The rate re
mains steady at 80, 70 and 60 cents from
the various ports, though Owners are try
ing to force it up.
A large outside mineral syndicate, of
which Messrs. Tener and Oliver, late of
the Oliver Mining company (Carnegie) are
at the head, is securing some Mesaba and
other lands for exploration. They have
just taken the "Adams lands" In 58-19 and
20, which contain, so far as known, bodies
of low grade coarse ores. Mr. Tener and
a furnaceman associated with him, were
on the Mesaba last week.
Commodore mine, belonging under lease
to Corrigan. McKinney & Co., is closed
and the pumps may be hoisted, prepara
tory for a long shut-down. It results
from a difficulty over royalty which the
lesses consider too high for this years
prices. It is about 11 per cent of the sell
ing price of the ore. Corrigan, McKinney
& Co. have made large sales from their
Stevenson and may work that mine to the
exclusion of Commodore. The latter is
now a very wet mine.
Messrs. Kidden and Walters, of Ishpem
ing, have been on the Mesaba this week
directing operations at Columbia and
starting drills at Lincoln. Columbia will
probably be the star flowing well of the
Mesaba range, outside Penobscot. Though
with not over 250 feet of openings it is
already pouring water from three pumps.
Options have been given by A. M. Mil
ler, et al., on their lands in section 7, T
58, R 18, to L 1. Hamilton and others.
Explorations have already been started.
Colonial Mining company has begun
shipment from its Kanawa mine and has
started pumps a its Hale, whose open pit
has been full of water since last fall.
These mines have not been sold though
some preliminary negotiations have been
Pickands, Mather & C. commence ship
ment shortly from Corsica. Elba is ship
ping as is Sparta. H. G. Dalton. of the
firm has been on the range this week,
nothing will be done at Hobart mine at
present, though two drills are at work.
Sauntry mine has begun shipment to
Allouez bay docks, sending forward 2,000
tons daily. The amount may possibly be
Buckeye Iron company lands, under
lease to J- T. Jones, et al., are being
tested by drill. A hole 300 feet from the
old shaft Is in ore, of what quality is not
stated. Much money was spent on this
property In 1893. It is a state lease, in
T 50, R^23.
An ore find has been made west of
Dibbing. where eight holes have shown
some 2,000,000 tons of a Bessemer ore
near the surface. It Is under option for
lien at 25 cents royalty and 75,000 tons
A two compartment shaft will be sunk
at once on lot 1, section 6, T 58, R 17,
adjoining the Alpena. The tract is a state
lease and much has been shown.
FERGUS COUNTY MINES
Mill Likely to Be Built for the Wall
Special to The Journal.
Livingston, Mont., May 17. — In the
Xorth Moccasin mining district great
activity is still observed, especially on
the northeast slope of the range in the
vicinity of the Kendall mines. The syn
dicate that has lately bonded the Waldorf-
Draper group of claims for $45,000 will
begin operations this week. This group
joins the Kendall mines on the north and
a very encouraging showing appears for
the small amount of development work.
The bonding company has in the
ereciton of a cyanide plant as soon as the
continuation of the ore has been verified
to such an extent as to warrant it.
The building of the mill on the Barnes
group, which joins the Waldorf-Draper
group on the north, is proceeding. This
plant when completed will have a daily
capacity of 100 tons and the mines from
which It will be supplied have an ore re
serve of 30,000 tons of good grade cyanide
ore to work upon. Much difficulty has
been experienced in securing lumber and
the work has been somewhat retarded on
this account, but Superintendent McClean
is confident that the entire plant will be
ready to begin operations by July 1.
It is reported that the Finch & Campbell
company will soon remove the mill now
In operation at their mines and begin the
erection of a plant having a daily capacity
of 300 tons.
In the vicinity of the old camp of Maiden
in the Judith range, Fergus county, much
prospecting is being done, but there are
only a few properties that are employing
forces of men. The famous old Spotted
Horse mine that produced several for
tunes, is being worked by the A. S.
Wright company, and employs twenty-five
men steadily. A new hoisting plant has
been placed at the mine and the property
generally has been rehabilitated and is
in much better shapt than it has been for
GARDEN CITY DISTRICT
New Ledges Opening and Cyanide
Plants Going In.
Special to The Journal.
Lead, S. D., May 17. —Plans are being
made for a cyanide plant in the Garden
City district, which is rich in low grade
cyanide ore. Ernest Moy and associates,
of this city, own thirty-six claims in
one group, which have been developed by
a 2; l u-foot shaft, and about 200 feet of
crosscutting. A shoot of ore from two to
six feet thick has been encountered, which
is about 100 feet wide. The ore cyanides
well. A company has Just been organized
to erect a cyanide plant and further de
velop the property. A movement has been
started by half a dozen other mine own
ers in this district to consolidate five
groups of mining claims and erect a cyan
ide plant. The Garden City Mining com
pany is opening up a ledge of free-milling
ore, which is supposed to be a continua
tion of the Homestake lode. The vein is
about twenty feet wida. A shoot of cyan
iding ore has also been opened up. An
old chlorination plant in this camp was
recently turned into a cyanide plant and
exhaustive experiments were made on all
of the ores in the mines, the results be
ing entirely satisfactory. The camp could
supply a 200-ton custom cyanide plant
with ore at the present time.
Otto Grantz, the owner of the rich Hid
den Fortune mine, in the North Lead dis
trict, says the Hidden Fortune company,
of Denver, will find the Homestake ore
lode by sinking on the ground that has
been bonded. Grantz says that he has
often heard blasts from the Homestake
workings, which have sounded almost
■beneath his own ground. The Homestake
company is taking out ore close to the
division line of the two properties.
Grantz asserts ttiat he would not be at
all surprised to find that the Homestake
company has encroached upon his ground.
The Hidden Fortune company is a strong
concern aud no money will be lacking to
make It another Homestake company.
The Belt Development company has its
shaft down 110 feet on the ground south
of this city. A first payment, amounting
to several thousaud dollars, has been
mude to some of the ground owners In the
past few days. It is practically certain
that the Homestake ore lode will be en
countered in 300 feet. The Homestake
'company has a big ledge in the end of
the Savage tunnel, about 600 feet south of
the Belt Development company's shaft.
COPPBS BY BOAT
Shipment) 4 oimueiiced AVlth the
Uulnc>- Well to the Front.
Special to The Journal.
Calumet, Mich.. May 17.—Copper ship
ments by boat have begun and several
hundred tons of the red metal have al
ready left Portage and Torch lake docks.
The Quincy smelters have so far been
about the heaviest shippers. The Calumet
& Hecla has commenced shipments of
mineral to their smelters at Black Rock,
near Buffalo, the G. A. Flagg clearing this
ireek with -,i>oo tons and 1,668 pounds.
Superintendent S. D. Warriner, of the
Calunitr A.- Hecla company, has resigned
his position, to take effect at once. He
resigns to accept the position of general
manager of the Lehigh Valley Coal com
pany of Pennsylvania.
The Adventure has contracted with the
American Bridge company for the con
iou Of a shaft aud rock house com
bined, at No. 3 shaft, to be 4:2 by 84 feet
and luO feet high. Also for a rock house
■at •Xo. 1, to be 30 by 60 feet. Both build
ings will be built of steel and will have
The new Isle Royale mine has gone into
commission and everything is working
The foundation for the first head at the
new Mass Consolidated mill is completed
and the jigs are now being installed.
Deeds were filed with the registrar of
Houghton county this week conveying
lands from the St. Mary's Canal company
to the Copper Range and Champion com
panies. One deed conveyed 1,760 acres of
land in township 34-34 to the Copper
Range company for a consideration of
$500,000. The other deed conveyed 960
acres in township 50-43 to the Champion
Copper company for the sum of $625,000.
This action by the St. Mary's Canal com
pany was simply in fulfillment of an
agreement entered into with the other
companies some time ago.
The Tamarack Mining company has
placed an order with the Mine & Smelter
Supply company of Denver for ten Wilpley
An assessment of $1 per share, payable
June 10, has been levied on the stock of
the Michigan company.
BALTIC IS GETTING THERE
Twenty-two Poandi of Copper to the
Ton of Rock.
Special to The Journal.
Houghton, Mich., May 17.—The April
record of the Baltic in making twenty-two
pounds of copper for each ton of rock is
very satisfactory. The first six months
run of Baltic rock at the Atlantic mill
gave only seventeen pounds of copper a
ton. The experience of the Baltic resem
bles that of the Wolverine, which gave
less than seventeen pounds a ton for the
first year, but is now running about
twenty-seven pounds a ton, earning for
the Wolverine the local nick-name of "the
Little Calumet & Hecla." The Baltic lode
is a new one, never mined before the
opening of the Baltic mine, and, conse
quently, there was lacking the knowledge
of the characteristics of the lode enjoyed
by many new mine 9 opened on extensions
of lodes already developed by adjoining
It is expected that orders will soon be
recelved by the local officials of the At
lantic to begin exploring ror the north
ern extension of the Baltic lode on sec
tion sixteen, owned by the Atlantic com
pany. The powerful new hoist at "D"
shaft of the Atlantic went Into commis
sion on Monday, giving perfect satisfac
tion. The new hoist means a larger pro
duction of rock, secured at a smaller cost
ACTIVE AT THE SOLD AX
Several Train Loads of Ore Shipped
Daily From the Hoist.
Special to The Journal.
Tower, Minn.. May 17. —The Minnesota
Iron company is working 400 men at its
Soudan mines, shipping several trainloads
dally from the hoist. No stockpile ship
ments are made yet. The company Is
working eleven diamond drills, of which
three are nearly 1,000 feet underground
and are at the old Lee property south of
the hill. An underground drill has found
good ore nearly 100 feet from other lenses
in Montana shaft.
Chandler Iron company at Ely has
about 260.000 tons in stock and is hoist
ing 2,100 tons a day, all of which latter is
being shipped. But the day shift is worked
now, about 500 men.
Pioneer mine is operating 500 men and
expects to ship 550,000 tons this year. It
has not far from 250,000 tons on the sur
face and is hoisting 2,000 tons daily.
With boats running freely, the mine will
PLACER GOLD FOl XD
Woodchoppera Make a Sensational
Find at Republic, Utisli.
Special to The Journal.
Republic, Wash.. May 17.—Two wood
choppers in the employ of Smith Bros, of
this place, while getting out cordwood at a
point on Granite creek about two miles
west of town, near the old sawmill, picked
up some nuggets. One, it is said is worth
The men immediately abandoned work
on the wood contract, and selecting a spot
close to the water's edge, sunk a hole
about four feet square to a depth of three
feet, at which depth they were on top of
a decomposed bedrock, and, in the course
of this small amount of work, which took
but a few hours, they took out nearly
$100 in coarse gold.
Two hundred citizens left town at once
for the scene of the strike, and many
claims were staked.
asiilam) ram sold
Cleveland Cliff* Company Pays $2,
--ftOO.OOO for the Property.
Ashland, Wis.. May 17.—The Cleveland
Cliffs Mining company has just purchased
the Ashland mine from the Hayes
Brothers, the consideration being
Copper Properties Lnder Bond.
Special to The Journal.
Big Timber, Mont., May 17.— E. B. Wittich
of Livingston has bonded nine copper claims
iv the Boulder district, south of town. He
represents an eastern syndicate which will
place a diamond drill at work at once. The
bond runs for six months and is for $50,000.—
Frank Bliss has returned from his mine on
the East Boulder and brought with him sev
eral sacks of ore, some of which assay 40 per
cent in copper. The tunnel is now in ISO
feet and iv a short distance more the main
ore body will be encountered. —George M.
Hatch is at work at his mine on Big Timber
creek and has opened it up far enough to
show it is a valuable property.
Manufacturing- Industries Wanted.
Substantial inducements are being of
fered for manufacturing or other indus
tries at several points on the lowa Cen
tral Railway where there are good fa
cilities and natural advantages. Parties
seeking new location should communicate
with George S. Batty, general passen
ger^ and ticket agent lowa Central rail
way, Marshalltown, lowa.
Mlnnetonka Trains via "The Mil
Commencing Monday, May 13, cottagers'
train, Minnetonka to Minneapolis and re
turn, daily except Sunday, will be run as
Leave Minnetonka 7:45 a. m.
Arrive Minneapolis 8:30 a. m.
Leave Minneapolis 5:30 p. m.
Arrive Minnetonka 6:15 p. m.
Trains to the Lake, Sunday, May 19
Leave Minneapolis & St. Louis depot at
9:45 a. m., and 1:30 p. m. Returning leave
Tonka Bay at 4:^o &o& "-QQ d. m. Round
trip tickets 50c
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IN A POOL OF BLOOD
Details of the Murder of Young
m^Ayers in Washington.
A WOMAN WAS SEEN ESCAPING
One of tUe Moat >Iy«terlons Trage-
diea the National Capital
Ma mt York Sun Special Sorvlce
Washington, May 17.—The entire Wash
ington detective force is engaged on a
murder case which has all the contradict
ory and mysterious elements of the Sher
lock Holmes stories. An uproar was heard
in a family hotel —the Kenmore —Tuesday
night about 2 o'clock; three shots were
fired; a voice cried twice for help; a wild
commotion ensued; and in the morning
the police found in one of the hotel rooms
the dead body of James Seymour Ayers,
Jr., a young man 21 years old, of unof
fending disposition and apparently un
blemished record. He had been shot three
The only clue lies in the testimony of a
neighbor, who states that he saw a woman
leave the window of the young man's
room, and in several bloodstains found on
the fire escape and along the corridor. No
arrests have been made. Every guest has
been examined. The neighbors have been
questioned. As near as can be learned the
young man had no attachments ot any
sort; there was no motive which could
reasonably prompt a murder, and nobody
knows anything more than the meager
outline given above.
The victim was a clerk in the census
bureau and was appointed from Michigan.
His father, J. S. Ayres. sr., is an insur
ance agent and lives at Grand Rapids.
The youth was a student in a dental col
lege and had Just passed his final exam
ination. He was known to the other guests
only through casual conversation about
the dinner table, and through their asso
ciation with him at the few dances given
through the winter. By everybody's testi
mony, he bore himself with dignity and
kept entirely free from such alliances as
that suggested by the murder. Tuesday
night he returned to the hotel at mid
night, spoke casually to two or three
young men a.bout the lobby, and retired.
The pistol shots and the cries for help
[awoke nearly all the boarders. Heads
sere thrust from all the windows at ouce
and two or three men called out: "What's
wrong down there?" A voice, evidently
that of a woman, replied: "I don't see
anything here," and a minute later, "I've
heard some pistol shots." There was
some scattered comment, the windows
began to close one by one and as no one
seemed inclined to investigate, no in
vestigation was made.
In the morning, as Ayers did not re
spond when called, a policeman was sent
for. When the door had been broken
open the young man was seen doubled
forward in a pool of blood near the win
daw. His undershirt, his only covering,
was stained by blood and powder. He had
been shot three times —once just over the
heart, once in the left arm and once in
the left thigh. A report was made that
he had committed suicide.
With the arrival of the coroner, how
ever, the case took on a different aspect.
A torn fan was picked up from the floor,
and the pistol found on a trunk within
about three feet of the body. Both the
barrel and trigger of the pistol were be
smeared with blood, but the handle was
quite clean. Three of its six cartridges
had been fired. Outside on the fire escape
two clots of blood were found in such
places they could not have been caused
by blood spurting from Ayer's wound.
Moreover, the two shots in his left side
had entered from behind and inclined
toward the right. Detectives were sum
moned to examine the hotel and question
the guests. Down the fire escape, two
flights, were discovered several other
bloodstains, then two or three near the
window, inside the corridor, and then a
blotch such as might have been caused
by the brushing of a bloody garment. .
Of the versions given by the young
man's fellow boarders, only two were
noteworthy. The young woman who oc
cupied the room next his. Miss Kate Law
lus, an employe in the bureau of engrav
ing and printing, claimed to have slept
throughout the whole disturbance, and
Miss Mary Minas. who is also a clerk in
the census bureau', and has the room on
the other side of that occupied by Ayers,
distinctly heard the shots and confusion,
but was too frightened to make any out
cry. Thomas M. Baker, a clerk in the
fish commission, has a room in a house
near the Kenmore, from which he saw
more than any one else. He is confident
a woman in her night dress stepped out of
the window In Ayers' room, descended the
fire escape slowly, and left the iron stair
way at the point marked by the blood
stains. Mrs. Warfleld. wife of the hotel
proprietor, volunteered the theory that
Ayers had shot himself accidentally and
had then killed himself because of the
great suffering that followed. Both Mrs.
Warfleld and her husband have left the
Kenmore and gone to another hotel under
their management—the Takoma Park
house, in Takoma Park, Md.
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ORDER FOR CREDITORS TO PRESENT
CLAIMS. , :
State of Minnesota.— County of Hennepin.—
In the matter of the estate of Eliza Kiel}',
Letters of administration on the estate of
Eliza Kiely, deceased, late of the county of
Hennepln, and state of Minnesota, being
granted to William H. Webster, of said coun
ty and state.
It is ordered, that six months be and the
same is hereby allowed from' and after .the
date of this order, in which all persons hav
ins claims or demands against the said •do
ceased are required to file the same in the
Probate Court of said county, for examina
tion and allowance, or be forever barred.' :
It is further ordered, that the first Monday
in December, 1901, at 10 o'clock a. m., at a
general term of said Probate Court, to be
held at the courthouse in the city of Minne
apolis, in said county, be and the same is
hereby appointed as the time and place when
and where the said Probate Court will ex
amine and adjust said claims and demands.
And it is further ordered, that notice of
such hearing be given to all creditors and
persons interested in said estate by forthwith
publishing this order once in each week > for
three successive weeks in The Minneapolis
Journal, ; a newspaper printed ana published
in said county. •
Dated at Minneapolis this 15th day of May,
1901. By the court: f . >c/harvey>
Judge of Probate.
Cohen. Atwater & Shaw. '." ; ■
Attorneys for Administrator. ' _
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