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I PromTnent People-
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I f , TO HEAD BANK OF TURKEY
mM i I By the establishment of a nntlonal bank Tur-
)mM cuu. I w key lias taken a decisive step towards reform and
bUH 4&flZfs' 'b order which all Kurope is watching with interest,
WWt JuSBiv(rU,' '""' l:n'l:i n'1 with the keenest Interest of all. for
B VM"1"' & ""' l,:"l,( ,lils '"''" l'(,a,,,,l ihlell) with Rngllsh
mt ', :Y -a,,J capital and Its president appointed "at the request
1 wFV" " v of his majesty's government," in the person of
Wtm R il Sir "' ,li,,"",,,n Smith, who will resign his
H P"h' ''''WT present appointment of secretary to the postofftrc
HH wfllPht $1m '""' proceed '" Constantinople soon to take up
WU PkTti v) ' ''''' '"'v ""' Ottoman government has been
LUb aBis, Vxfr al the mercy of two foreign banks, tlie Ottoman
H .rlBc v bank and the Deutsche bank, and whenever Tur
H VONS BltWv '" y K"' '"'" '" '"l,la,y dllllcultles and found her
NASBfesftyluV. J self without the wherewithal to pay overdue sal
arles to government otlicials. or the troops were
on the verge of mutiny without their money -a not at all Infrequent ooour-
retire flic hurtled off to one or other of these concerns and humbly begged
WU a loan to pacify her creditors.
WM Now. however, Turkey is regenerating her system of government and
WM henceforth will have n regular budget, so such a state of affairs will no
WM longer be necessary, and the national bank, as soon as it gets Into working
H order, will perform those llnanclal transactions which the two foreign eon-
WM cerns formerly carried out. These will be of an extensive character, embrac-
H Ing those of an Industrial, commercial and land-mortgage bank, and it Is
H Intended, nlso, to make It a channel through which foreign capital shall be
WM attracted to the country for the development of Its resources.
H It will not be Sir Henry's first experience of Turkey. Before his appoint-
H ment as secretary to the poMoffiee he wns British representative on the
WM Council of the Ottoman Public rbt for three years, and the experience
H gained during that time will doubtless prove of great value to him In his
I ' present position.
I WORLLTS BIGGEST FARMER
WM I David Kankin Is the biggest farmer In the
H C-es"" "v world. "Lots of men have more land than I,"
H r v kN. says Mr. Kankin, "but they ubo It for cattle
H I ranges only. Mine Is a farm." Mr. Rankin nel-
H U '--tVL. "" ' ra'8ea cattle nor furnishes range. lie buys
WW r .safe 1BS3 SP ""' ruw stecr8 from the plains and fattens them
B !FJ& S rwl) until they are worth twice what he pays for the
WW Id. Iw tMwJ "feeders." as they are called. He newt tells any
WW 'w",irv L coin, either, because by feeding It to cattle, ac-
Wmi I ' tjrtkfL 9LY cording to a minute calculation of his own, he
B Yivl I 'n!TcVejg Kl',s more ample returns. Nearly 40 years ago
H V'. . ',' mJrV Ml Rankin, then an Illinois fanner, discovered
H jlr'''l.lsw!i05Wj "'''' ,!""' "" '""' S''''' "f a Btate """ was Be,lmK
H imJJilJu '"' '" ;'" '""' while lie might buy any amount
Wtm Wwmjfci' jfnllllilm "" ""' """'r s'(l'' "' the Imaginary j i lil i iik marl;
H wfmffm(mKtnffi lllulatlii for less than a third of that amount. Hut real
I s estate men told him that no railroad would ever
WWt go near the Missouri lands, but for all that he sold his farm and bought all
H he could of the land at $t an acre. Recently he took an Inventory of his
WWk possessions in the neighborhood of Tarklo, Mo., where he bought the cheap
H acreage, and it showed that he owned 'Jo.filO acres. 12,000 fattening hogs,
H K,000 cattle, 800 horses, more than 100 cottages, in which the employes of the
WWk big farm were housed, great ipiiintltios of farm mnchinery and the like. Mr.
WWt Rankin comes of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was born in Indiana in rural
WWt poverty, and he got his start in life trading a colt for calves and raising the
H latter into steers To-day, In addition to his farm, lie owns an Implement
WWt factory, a municipal water system, a telephone company, a bank and other
WWt enterprises, and when the notion takes him he adds $50,000 or so to the
WWt endowment of Tarkio college, a Presbyterian school in his home town, which
WWt has known his generosity to the extent of $200,000.
H FIRST WOMANCORONER
mWM I " I In these days of Kuffrn:;ists and suffragettes
H jf&b women nre filling all sorts of ofllces, but it re-
Wmt i$$iiw3. mained lor a St. Joseph, Mo., woman to become
B AISjSiSsWv '''l ""'";il "lady coroner."
1 iJStii &$h ''ne 'u,'8 ' "u' coroner of Buchanan county
B WW? '"& t$B lli,Ve toT Kevcral Wl?ek8 been performed by Mrs.
B wVU "HpSaW ' l'' Byrd, v. hose husband (ills that office when
wM WL 'J S Wl '" '" '"""" lu8t now I)r "y1' ls vlsltlng the
H v8r f flmkW exposition at Seattle and Is enjoying his vacation
D ff $E& wi"' ""' ns8lirnnc thai the emoluments thereto
mW Vi " ft accruing are not escaping the purse of the Byrd
WXm K&S&ffl Since Coroner Byrd left home there have been
ivVfl an unusua' number of coroner's cases In St.
H VvmL .lostph and the county, and in each of them there
H I -SsffllfH has been a prompt response by Mrs Byrd, i
H was legally commissioned as his deputy before
H Dr. Byrd's departure. Mrs. Byrd has been summoned to investigate half a
H dozen t-uicldcs, the same number of fatal accidents, and has olliclated In two
H cases of murder.
H "I haven't found the duties of coroner especially disagreeable," said Mrs.
H Byrd. "In the absence of my husband I look upon the work as my regular
H business and I try to dispatch it in a businesslike way. I am pleased to
H know that I have won the commendation of the other authorities and have
Wk not been criticised by the public.
H j HIGH RANK FOR DUKE
B T I When the duke of the Abruzzi returns to Italy
H ??Z3M from mountain (limbing In India, In the near
H If l future, he will be promoted to the rank of ad-
H JfJ, miral In the Italian navy and put in command of
H mm "& 4 ""' naval arsenal in Venice, according to Infor-
H Wa fZarw yftta matlim from naval otlicials.
HH IT' These same officials assume that the duke has
H W ,'J1 !! UP hope of marrying Miss Katherlne Elklns.
H w AM ''ut m ,niri MtUinptlOB It seems most probable
HH yt m&M tlia' ""' uisl' 's ,i"1"'1' '" the thought. The duke
IH i& Mr '" UH 'ar n8 ev''r 'rom being on good terms with
H JStftffcgjjm'' K i 1 1 n Victor Kmmanuel, Dowager (Jueen Marghe-
H IF- k ' lla a" others of his royal relutlvos who oppose
H jr 'Ifr lH. ''''", ruarrla:e to the American girl Nothing could
H 35k' yf&&JEflK: rJ prolong the duke's quarrel with his km hut his
H yk ar9mvtllifim continued determination to wed the woman liu
HK (jeogriiphers all over the world are lauding the duke for his ascent of
.-.. Uiae,lol!Dlmalaiuiiieuk, K2, or Mount Uoodwln-Austen, as the Royal Geo-
H graphical society named th"c" m5uttTSBnBTW8Bi of TnTTTTTRTtiApltii't'r uf' that-
H K2 Is the highest mountain In the world, save one. It Is 28,250 feet high,
(only 725 feet lower than Mount Kverest, which rises to the blue higher than
any other part of the earth. The duke reached the height of 24,000 feet on
M Mount (ioodwin-Austen, and this ls a record In mountain climbing, eclipsing
H that of Dr. Urabam, who, In lbS3, reached the top of Mount Kabry la the
mW 1 lima la as, uu altitude of 23,900 feet.
8. M. Jamison, a Nevada pioneer,
who came rrom Pennsylvania in 1S50
Is dead at Reno frmn old age.
Washoe county. Nev., finds It nec
essary to borrow $2f. 000 to replenish
lis crlmlnnl prosecution fund.
Oeo. C. Carrol, a young assayer em
ployed at Mlalr. Nevada. committed
suicide, shooting hlmseir through the
By the overturning of a lamp, the?
home of Attorney Francis McNulty
was burned at Qoldfleld and the law
yer severely Injured.
"Dick Butler, a well known sport
ing character of rteno, Nevada, was
tono4 dead In his bed from fatty de
generation of the heart.
The will or the late Oeneral Tur-,-ltln,
or Reno. Nevada, or which his
wife is :le beneficiary, shows value
if the estate to be $-.0,000.
Mark O. Bradshaw, a Nevada engi
neer, has given an aeroplane of his
own construction successful test, fly
ing twelve miles along the shore of
Mrs Minnie A. Bertsch, a second
cousin of President Arthur, has been
committed to the state asylum from
Reno, her mind having become un
balanced over religion.
Wm. Mansu, a fireman severely
burned In a recent wreck on the Barn
well & Searchlight road In Nevada,
at which time Engineer Wool was
killed, has lost his mind.
J. J. Hagerman, builder of the Colo
rado Midland railroad and one or the
foremost among Colorado pioneers,
died at Milan, Italy, September 13.
Mr. Hagerman was 70 years of age.
The Wyoming State fair is to be
held at Douglas, September 28 to Oc
tober 1, Inclusive, at which time It is
figured tho stock show will be tho
largest and best ever held In the state.
Considerable timber in the moun
tains west of Sheridan, Wyo., has been
destroyed by fires during the past two
weeks. CarelesB campers are believed
to have been responsible for the out
break. Thomas E. Brady, one of the best
known lawyers of northern Montana,
and widely known throughout the
state, died at Great Falls of Brlght's
disease complicated by internal
Joseph Ivey, 35 years old, of Vir
ginia City, Nevada, was drowned In
Shaws Springs,, near Carson, while on
i pleasure trip with his wife, who was
donning a bathing suit at the time
Ivey lost his life.
Col. Isaac L. Ellwood, a DeKalb, 111.,
millionaire, was confined to a room
in his hotel at Eureka, Nev., for sev
ernl days last week from Injuries re
sulting from the careless switching of
a car while going into that town.
Mrs. J. G. Cash, chief telephone op
erator at Reno, is recovering rrom
poison contained in a bottle of wine
sent her by an unknown man, who
signed himself "Your Admirer."
Enough strvchnlne WM in the bottle
to have killed half a dozen.
John Jacobs has disappeared from
Manhattan, Nevada, with about $800
neionging to a meat market. Jacob
took the money lrom the sare in the
absence ot the proprietor und then
switched the combination. He left
for Tonopah, but dodged the officers
The contract for-the construction of
the Okanogan branch of the Great
Northern railroad from Brewster to
Orovllle, Wash., has been let to A.
Guthrie & Co. of Minneapolis, whe
have Instructions to begin work at
once. The road will be nearly seventy
miles long and will co $2,000,000.
The body of former Sergeant Monroe
of Company C, SUth Infantry, was
found back of the residence of Ser
geant Whalen of Company A, in the
non commissioned officers' quarters at
Fort Harrrison, near Helena, Mont.
Whalen Is being detained at the guard
house pending an Investigation. Death
was due to a rifle shot.
Alter voting to drop the word
"United" from the official name,
Spanish war veterans decided on
Denver as the encampment city for
1910, and elected Col. Edward J. Gl
houn of Wakefield, Mass., commander-in-chief
at the closing session of their
sixth annual convention In Tacoma.
Charles Gulgnon, a Whitehall, Mont.,
rancher, has Identified George Gordotf
Fitzgerald and John Grow, held In
Butte on a swindle case, as the two
men who film flammed him out ol
16,100 In New York six years ago,
while Gulgnon was on his way to
Franco on a visit.
The Great Northern Railway com
pany announces that contracts for the
cutoff on the line between G.eat Falls
and Belt, Mont., have been awarded.
About twenty-two miles of new rail
way will be constructed, including a
tunnel ir.,ooo feci lung, and the cost
The Presbyterian mission at Point
Barrow, Alaska, In the Arctic ocean,
the most northerly church in the
ihl, and which was built in 1890 by
Mrs Eliot F. Shepard of New York
was burned on April 12, according t
advices just received at Seattle.
aiiNtS AND MINING
KiMii' on fi"2 oil claims In the vl-
lU ly of dv en Hi'-M- "ere TUlde vilil
he county clerk af Cai 'l- Dalo, Bt p
"tuber 10, '.he land aggregating I'M-
EIkM miles from Ephrr.lm a vetn I '
f.al three feet In thickness is being
leveiOpeit The coal is said to be en
11 rely free from rock and other for
Based on the records of his office,
the stale bullion tax collector, Jinm
F. Haley, says that Esmeralda county.
.Vev.. has produced a total of
Arrangements have been completed
or the driving of n big tunnel rrom
,he county rruul west of Eureka to
he fiat foot level of the C"nt, nnial-
Stockholders in the Round Mountain
Mining company of Goldfield. N'ev..
have received notice to the effect that
a dividend of 4 cents per share ha?
neen declared on the company stock.
About forty teams are now engaged
in hauling ore from Alta and the Cot
ion wood district mines to Sandy, at
which point the product Is loaded Into
the cars and shipped to the various
smelters In tho valley.
The officials of the United States
Smelting company nre spending a great
deal of time and money these days In
experimental work with a view to per
fecting to a greater degree the pro
cesses employed in their plants.
Recently there rave been some very
encouraging reports received from
Death canyon In the Erlckson mining
district. They claim to have opened
up one of the largest and richest veins
of lend silver ores in this country.
Statistics collected by forest ser
vice and the United States geological
survey show that the annual consump
tion of round mine timbers exceeds
165,000,000 cubic feet, and that hard
woods constitute more than half the
The Mammoth Mining company
must pay the Grand Central Mining
company $151,030.34 damages for the
ore it took from the Grand Central's
properties, the state supreme court
says. In an opinion handed down Sep
Harry S. Josephs, who with Jesso
Cannon, ls looking after the mineral
exhibit end of the annual State Fair,
reports that this feature of the expo
sition this year will be made a most
Interesting and Instructive one, says
' the Salt Lake Tribune.
The Montgomery-Shoshone mill of
Rhyollte, Nov., Is to receive another
lift in the tonnage line In the near fu
ture. A gyratory crusher Is to be in
stalled above the present crushers,
that will materially raise the capacity
of this department and thereby that of
the entire mill.
The first gold brick to be made at
a Bullfrog district custom mill was
sent from Rhyollte the first of the
week to the United States mint, says
the Tonopah Bonanza. The brick rep
resented the first clean-up of the
plates at the Crystal Bullfrog mill at
Operations on the Rabbit Foot
mine, 40 miles west of Salmon, Idaho,
are being rapidly pushed forward. A
large force of men ls employed, a
hoisting plant with pumps is being In
stalled and the mill and ground equip
ment are everywhere being enlarged
That the pay roll of the mines of
Goldfield Is steadily increasing is for
cibly demonstrated by the fact that
the Goldfield Consolidated Mines com
pany is disbursing over $72,000 to its
etnploves for the month of August,
as compared with $68,000 for tho
month of July.
After three months of labor on tho
put of a large force of steel work
ers, who have been engaged In tearing
dlwn the old Highland Boy smelter,
very little now remains of that plant.
Large shipments of the steel work
taken from the structure have been
shipped to Tooele.
Work on the mines In the Bellevue,
Idaho, district has continued unabated
throughout the summer, several op
erating on a more extensive scalo
than previously. The Minnie Moore
mine, alone has expended upwards
of $500,000 on tho property and in
equipping tho mill.
The last few years have witnessed
a revolution in the copper mining
business in the United States. The
low grade manganlte porphyry depos
its of Bingham, Utah, and Ely, Neva
da, which ten years ago were dis
dained as worthless, today feed the
most gigantic concentrators and
smelters in the world.
There is considerable activity in
the mining camps oi Owyhee county.
Idaho, notably at Boulder and Flint.
Operations are also continued at South
Mountain, although on a limited scale,
and production continues right atom
at DeLamar. Some very import an:
strikes have been made in the Boulder
The directors of the United States
melting, Refining & Mining com
pany have declared a quarterly dlv'
dend of 1 per cent (50 cents, par $00)
a share on the common stock. Th-e,.
months and a year ago 1 per cent ti
share was declared.
Cteawscs Ue System
Dispels colds and Headaches
dueVo &jus)uo .
Acts xvaVwoXty, acXsXnjty as
Best Jov HewVttexv idGiife
Wfc-J6m awd 0d.
To e VVs bne$c'o c$ucs.
awas buy e GcVwiwvo,
manufactured by vt
Fig Syrup Co.
SOLD BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS
one size only, regular price 50 per bottle.
I .") "
Jack I wish I had my Bignal book.
Bust me, I'll bet that bend of the
wrist means something saucy.
Cobblestones for Baltimore.
The Brooklyn Standard Union sayi
that "those people from the rural re
gions who jeer at Manhattan's horse
cara may take note that the Baltimore
city council ls preparing to pave a
street with cobblestones."
Mm. Wlnilnw' Soothing Syrup.
For children teethliiK, softens the i-himh, roilures h
I .iimimi um, lltafl plu, curoa wind cullu. Kc u uottl.
Out of a total of 18 south polo ex
peditions nine have been British.
Dr. I'liroi'' Plonwint Pollotn first put up 40 yimri
:l. Thi'V rrtfillilto fl ml InvlKorutn MnlDUub, llTOX
nii.l buivrts. Siiutir-couU'd tiny ifrunulm.
A brain ls worth little without a
- -, I Poll voly cured by
m They alo relieve III
I III IF tretmfroiu Dyspepsia, In
jj j in 'llgestlon auU Too Hearty
JT I W t K Eatins;. A perfect rem-
nil i e ,y l"r Dl"lu. Nau
Fl r I LLd. . 1H..A .,,,, ,-,, Bad
lja Taste In the Mouth, CoaW
OnHWM t-.i Tongue, Pain In 1 in
SSS I Bide, TOKPID LIVER.
They regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE.
PAQTCDv Genuine Must Bear
LArur.ua Fac-Simile Signature
9 pills. i&ZA&i6?zr
! 1 REFUSE SUBSTITUTES.
Four hundred thousand people
take a CASCARET every night
and rise up in the morning and call
them blessed. If you don't belongto
this great crowd of CASCARET
takers you are missing the greatest
asset of your life. 910
CA8CARHT8 loc a box for a week's
treatment, all druggist.. Biggest seller
tu the.world. Milium boxen a oioiito.
tiRAZlN tANBSf --
NKAU I'UU'AOO Hlx dollars an aere this jM"
year only; alfalfa anil elover sure erops,
no better land for geueral farming anil
fruit. Hplendld climate; pure water. One
night from Chicago by rail or boat. Easy
terms. Write formiipaml illustrated booklet
J. T. MERRITT. Manistee. Mich.