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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 OTHER riACHINERY. $8,400,000 SEVEN PER CENT. CUMULATIVE AND CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK. 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 be prepared. 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 dends. 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 Other lien. 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: CashC«pit«l $10,000,000 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 SoXFLDBNCE. First National Bank. flinneapolis. 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 • .. - .:. -'-■"-•->•.•■ •. i '.' ■■ ■ cv SAY WHAT YOU Wl LL jb^—sc^^^ rict Remains 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. Northwestern Mines ORE MOVES SLOWLY Movement on the Lakes Not Yet Started. DOCKS AT ALL PORTS ARE FULL Commodore Mine May Be Shut Down Indefinitely—New Ore West of Hlbblnu. 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 crowded packets. 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 considered. 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 increased later. 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 annual minimum. 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 durf-Draper Gronp. 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 many years. 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 like equipment. The new Isle Royale mine has gone into commission and everything is working smoothly. 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 cables. 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 mnies. 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 per ton. 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 push harder. 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 $20. 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 $2,500,000. 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 $50,000.— Frank Bliss has returned from his mine on the East Boulder and brought with him sev eral sacks of ore, some of which assay 40 per cent in copper. The tunnel is now in ISO feet and iv a short distance more the main ore body will be encountered. —George M. Hatch is at work at his mine on Big Timber creek and has opened it up far enough to show it is a valuable property. Manufacturing- Industries Wanted. Substantial inducements are being of fered for manufacturing or other indus tries at several points on the lowa Cen tral Railway where there are good fa cilities and natural advantages. Parties seeking new location should communicate with George S. Batty, general passen ger^ and ticket agent lowa Central rail way, Marshalltown, lowa. Mlnnetonka Trains via "The Mil waukee." Commencing Monday, May 13, cottagers' train, Minnetonka to Minneapolis and re turn, daily except Sunday, will be run as follows: Leave Minnetonka 7:45 a. m. Arrive Minneapolis 8:30 a. m. Leave Minneapolis 5:30 p. m. Arrive Minnetonka 6:15 p. m. Trains to the Lake, Sunday, May 19 Leave Minneapolis & St. Louis depot at 9:45 a. m., and 1:30 p. m. Returning leave Tonka Bay at 4:^o &o& "-QQ d. m. Round trip tickets 50c S The child depends upon the mother for strength and health. No mother can || give her child what she herself does not possess. If she is weak she cannot give £| \ her child strength. If she is sick she cannot give her child health. , Those propo- / H sitions are self-evident. They need neither explanation nor defence. What does H \ seem to need explanation is the fact that there are thousands of . women facing |J rfta the birth-hour in physical pain and mental anguish, who might, if they would, be r| £* healthy of body and happy of mind. I Who might if they would be healthy! What woman does not want to be |j ( healthy? What mother does not crave a strong and sturdy child? But wanting' -H ]%$ is not enough. Suppose you want to go to New York or San Francisco, will you a a sit down and take it out in wanting? If you do, you certainly will never get to ■ .H II either place. If you want to go and mean to go, you'll buy your tickets and take H g the train. But suppose a woman says, How do I know |j I this train goes to New York She will have to take jJnr&ssJ£k\ i H the word of others for it. The time-card says the train dsfw*m!wmmfaiL H m goes to New York. People who have traveled on the * WwMis&Mwds>Mfat- ■ §1 | same train say so. How foolish it would be for a \ilP^«lPil>ili^ H | t woman who wanted to make the trip, to say, " Perhaps J^L. /3^llilPil h ra these train people are deceiving me, and the women who /'a^^J* fflw&*i >^ *3 I say the train goes to New York don't know what they f_, -- bs'^ a/mm 1! I This is just the position of the prospective mother t^*?-<S~]*&r ms// f\ I 8 who is weak and sickly and wants to be strong and well. / \<Mm I\ n i Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription is offered to women !^v^\yH I II I as a means of health and strength. Thousands of \*^r^ ; /feCrsJ'll >mW//i •Jll!fi\ 1 I women who have used tho medicine affirm that it does Vc^*^"^/^ agSSgfW I'III' I I ail that is claimed for it. 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I Pierces Favorite Prescription could for near- ,^^^^^^^^^§§lXlll^^^ I ly a third of a century deceive and disappoint JmJy _^^^^^^^l^WIulfl(IIy&iMlll\lWMi I women, and that these deceived and disap- S^=^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ilM^jjso^^ 1 pointed women would praise this medicine as v i p the greatest boon to the weak and sick of ; P I. I their sex, affirming that it made them well and cured them after every other I | means had failed to give permanent benefit. . | ~ '■ I As a matter of fact and of record, nothing is more sure than that Dr. Pjerce's I Favorite Prescription and been the means of is more sure than that to women of Favorite Prescription has been the means of giving perfect health to women of I all ages, and all conditions of ill-health, and that the use of this medicine has 1 robbed maternity of its pangs and given the mother strength and health to give H her child. * , X "When I wrote to you in March asking advice as to what to do for myself," writes Mrs. 0 Ella Reynolds, of Guffie, McLean Co., Ky., "I was expecting the baby's coming in June, M and was sick all of the time, f Had been sick for several months. Could not get anything || to stay in my stomach, not even water. Had female weakness for several years. My hips, U back and lower bowels hurt me all the time. Had numbness from my hips down. Had * B several hard cramping spells, and was not able to do any work at all. I received your r H answer in a few days, telling me to take Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription. I took three 1 bottles, and before I had taken it a week I was better, and before I had taken it a month I fj was able to help do my work. On the 27th of May my baby was born, and I was only sick I three hours, and tiad an easy time. The doctor said I got along nicely. We praise Dr. H Pierces medicine for it has cured me. lam better now than I have been for thirteen years. H I hope all that are afflicted will do as I have done and be cured." . , . . R Mrs. Carrie B. Dormer, of Dayton, Green Co., Wis., writes: «I can highly recommend jj Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription —having taken it for nine months previous to confine g • ment. I suffered scarcely any compared with what I had at other times." I Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription is essentially a woman's medicine. It estab- H lishes regularity, dries weakening drains, heals inflammation and ulceration, and I - cures female weakness. It is the best preparative for maternity and as a tonic , I for nursing mothers is absolutely unrivaled. I Sometimes a dealer, tempted by the little more profit paid on the was only sick three hours, and had an easy time. The doctor said' I got along nicely. We praise Dr. Pierces medicine for it has cured me. lam better now than I have been for thirteen years. I hope all that are afflicted will do as I have done and be cured." Mrs. Carrie B. Dormer, of Dayton, Green Co., Wis., writes: "I can highly recommend Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription—having taken it for nine months previous to confine ment. I suffered scarcely any compared with what I had at other times." Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription is essentially a woman's medicine. It estab lishes regularity, dries weakening drains, heals inflammation and ulceration, and cures female weakness. It is the best preparative for maternity and as a tonic for nursing mothers is absolutely unrivaled. Sometimes a dealer, tempted by the little more profit paid on the sale of less I meritorious preparations, will offer a substitute for " Favorite Prescription" as I " just as good." Judged by its record of cures of womanly ills, there is no I other medicine just as good as Favorite Prescription." I m nnr%-riLM BBfsf%if The things that mothers most need to know I A mOTHt.n O BSUUK. Baro included among the many topics dis- X cussed in Dr. Pierces Common Sense Medical Adviser, containing 1008 largo U para* of valuable medical information. This groat work is sent FREE on receipt P of st am ma to pay expense of mailing ONLY. Send 31 one-cent stamps for the . gj cloth-bound volume, or only 21 stamps for the book in paper-covers. m Address/ Or. R. ¥. PIERCE, Buffalo, M. Y. 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 Ever Witnessed. 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 ir Kenmore and gone to another hotel under their management—the Takoma Park house, in Takoma Park, Md. 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