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Robert G. Valentine Resigns as Indian Commissioner.

Retiring Official Accompanies His Resignation With a Statement Saying He Is Out of Tune With the Administration Politically and Has Decided to Join the Bull Moose Party.

Washington, Sept. 11. - Robert G. Valentine of Massachusetts, United States commissioner of Indian affairs, resigned his office in order that he may actively support the presidential candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Valentine's letter of resignation was forwarded to Secretary of the Interior Fisher.

It was accompanied by a statement in which Mr. Valentine set forth that he is out of tune with the administration politically and that he has decided to quit the Republican organization to join the new party.

Commissioner Valentine is the second federal officer to retire since Colonel Roosevelt was nominated by the Progressive party at Chicago.  The first was Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner of corporations. He is now at the front of the Bull Moose herd in Connecticut. Mr. Valentine plans to assist the Bull Moose movement in Massachusetts.

"I am inclined to the belief that Massachusetts is good fighting ground for the Progressive cause," said Commissioner Valentine. "It is my opinion that with proper work Massachusetts can be cornered for Colonel Roosevelt. I shall do my best to assist in the attainment of that end."

In the statement outlining his political views Commissioner Valentine expressed disappointment with the Republican party. At one time he declared it appeared as if the party was about to "rehumanism" itself.

Reason for Party's Birth.
"The program of the Progressives has been pushed aside by the national leaders of the Republican party," he said, "and as the result of this denial of true progress the Progressive party has been born."

While Commissioner Valentine, in his public statement, bases his resignation on political grounds, other causes are understood to have led up to it. It is known that Mr. Valentine has been in the bad graces of the administration for many months.

The trouble was caused in large part by the action of the commissioner in issuing an order prohibiting the use of religious garb in Indian schools and missions. Complaint was made by administration leaders that Mr. Valentine issued the order aimed at religious garb without consultation with either President Taft or Secretary of the Interior Fisher.

Mr. Valentine's good faith in the matter has been attacked. It is intimated that in promulgating the anti-garb order Mr. Valentine sought to embarrass the administration.

Friends of Mr. Valentine deny that he had any ulterior motive in prohibiting religious garb in the Indian service. Commenting on his failure to confer with the president and the secretary of the interior on the subject they declare that in such matters of administration final authority is vested in the Indian commission. By direction of the president the Valentine order was suspended.

Primary Returns Show Democrats Are More Numerous.

Denver, Sept. 11. - Returns from Colorado's first statewide primary were so meager that the results could not be forecast with any certainty. The Democratic returns outnumber the Republican, 3 to 1.

Results indicate E. M. Ammon is leading for the Democratic nomination for governor. Clifford C. Parks, regular Republican, is leading Philip B. Stewart, Progressive Republican, for the head of the Republican ticket.

Governor John F. Shafroth is leading Alva Adams and T. J. O'Donnell for the Democratic long term senatorial nomination, while Merle D. Vincent, Progressive Republican, heads Clyde C. Dawson, regular Republican.

National Committee to Try Alleged Disloyal Members.

New York, Sept. 11. - A meeting of the Republican national campaign committee to consider charges of disloyalty to the Taft cause which have been made against certain members has been called for Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon in this city.

Chairman Hilles, who issued the call, said:
"The subcommittee appointed by the national committee has power to act upon these charges, but we have preferred to call together the whole committee in order that the situation may be thoroughly disclosed to every Republican in the United States and the fullest publicity given to our proceedings."

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Tells Cleveland Old Settlers He's Honored to Be One.

Cleveland, Sept. 11. - After the patriarchs in attendance upon the Old Settlers' association had discussed for an hour the infancy of Cleveland, somebody spoke up and called the attention of the gathering to the fact that John D. Rockefeller was in its midst. The richest man had made an unpretentious entrance by a side door and had sat only a few moments before his presence was observed. Mr. Rockefeller's attendance was an event, so he was called on for a speech.

"I feel it a great honor," Mr. Rockefeller said, "to be numbered among the old settlers. Until recently I couldn't think I was one of them, but having been a resident of Cleveland since 1853 I expect that by and by I shall be counted as an old settler. God bless you; goodby."

Two More British Army Officers Fall to Death.

Oxford, Eng., Sept. 11. - Another double aviation fatality, the second within a week, occurred to members of the army flying corps when Lieutenant C. A. Bettington and Lieutenant E. Hotchkiss, both of whom had just been given commissions on probation, were killed while flying past Wolvercote.

The machine in which the officers were maneuvering had passed over Oxford and had reached a point just outside Wolvercote when the motor appeared to stop and the aeroplane fell to the ground from a height of 500 feet.

Georgia Mob Lynches Negro.
Cummings, Ga., Sept. 11. - Ed Collins, a negro, who was charged with helping to hide the body of a young white woman several days ago after she had been assaulted, was shot to death while in jail here by a mob of several hundred white men.

One Killed and Four Hurt.
Bay City, Mich., Sept. 11. - Mrs. Charles C. Rosenbury, wife of a local furniture dealer, was killed and four others were seriously injured when an automobile in which they were riding turned over in a ditch near this city.


American Association.
Kansas City 7, St. Paul 4.
Minneapolis 18, Milwaukee 3.
Standing of the Clubs - Minneapolis, .647; Columbus .613; Toledo, .584; Kansas City, .504; Milwaukee, .474; St. Paul, .468; Louisville, .360; Indianapolis, .338.

National League.
New York 4, St. Louis 3.
Chicago 6, Boston 4.
Pittsburg 11, Philadelphia 4.
Cincinnati 10, Brooklyn 4.
Standing of the Clubs - New York, .698; Chicago, .631; Pittsburg, .595; Cincinnati, .496; Philadelphia, .485; St. Louis, .416; Brooklyn, .369; Boston, .300.

American League.
Boston 5, Chicago 4.
Detroit 8, Philadelphia 6.
Washington 11, Cleveland 2.
New York 8, St. Louis 3.
Standing of the Clubs - Boston, .710; Philadelphia, .599; Washington, .597; Chicago, .489; Detroit, .463; Cleveland, .439; New York, .359; St. Louis, .343.


Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, Sept. 11. - Wheat - To arrive and on track - No. 1 hard, 89 5/8c; No. 1 Northern, 88 5/8c; No. 2 Northern, 88 1/2c; Sept., 87 5/8c; Dec., 87 7/8c. Flax--On track, $1.71 1/2; to arrive, $1.67 1/2; Sept., $1.68; Oct., $1.59.

South St. Paul Live Stock.
South St. Paul, Sept. 11 - Cattle - Steers, $6.00 @ 8.25; cows and heifers, $3.25 @ 6.00;  calves, $4.00 @ 10.00; feeders, $3.50 @ 7.00. Hogs - $8.00 @ 8.85. Sheep - Lambs, $3.00 @ 6.35; wethers, $3.50 @ 4.00; ewes, $1.35 @ 3.65.

Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Sept. 11. - Wheat - Sept. 91 1/2c;  Dec., 90 7/8c; May, 95 1/8 @ 95 1/4c. Corn - Sept., 71 7/8c; Dec., 53 3/8 @ 53 1/2c;  May, 52 5/8c.  Oats - Sept., 32c; Dec., 32 1/4 @ 32 3/8c; May, 34 3/8 @ 34 1/2c. Pork - Sept., $17.02; Jan., $18.85.  Butter - Creameries, 24 @ 28c; dairies, 22 1/2 @ 24 1/2c. Eggs - 17 1/2 @ 21c. Poultry - Turkeys, 13c;  chickens, 14c; springs, 15c.

Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Sept. 11. - Cattle - Beeves, $5.75@10.70; Texas steers, $4.75 @ 6.40; Western steers, $5.85 @ 9.30; stockers and feeders, $4.25 @ 7.00; cows and heifers, $3.00 @ 8.00;  calves, $8.50 @ 11.50. Hogs - Light, $8.45 @ 9.15;  mixed, $8.00 @ 9.15; heavy, $7.80 @ 8.90; rough, $7.80 @ 8.00; pigs, $5.25 @ 8.20. Sheep - Native, $3.50 @ 4.75; yearlings, $4.70 @ 5.75; lambs, $4.75 @ 7.40.

Minneapolis Grain.
Minneapolis, Sept. 11. - Wheat - Sept., 85 5/8c;  Dec., 88 3/8c;  May, 93 1/4c. Cash close on track: No.1 hard, 88 1/8c; No. 1 Northern, 86 5/8 @ 87 5/8c; to arrive, 86 5/8c; No. 2 Northern, 82 5/8 @ 85 5/8c; to arrive, 86 5/8c; No. 3 Northern, 80 5/8 @ 82 5/8c; No. 3 yellow corn, 73c;  No. 4 corn, 69 @ 71c; No. 3 white oats, 30c; to arrive, 29 3/4c;  No. 3 oats, 27 @ 28 1/2c;  barley, 40 @ 65c; flax, $1.70 1/2; to arrive, $1.59.

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Mayor Loses His Temper and Threatens to Leave Stand.

Aldermanic Committee Probing Alleged Police Graft Listens to Picturesque Retorts From Noted Witness - Mayor Denounces Hearing as Scandal-Mongering Excursion.

New York, Sept. 11. - For more tha [[sic]] two hours William J. Gaynor, mayor of New York, sat in a witness chair at the city hall and parried with picturesque retort and evasion the attempts of counsel for an aldermanic committee to learn his views on the police situation brought to a head by the murder of the gambler, Herman Rosenthal.

Three times he threatened to leave the stand because he considered the questions irrelevant;  twice he denounced the hearing as a scandal-mongering excursion and often throughout his testimony he repeated that attempts to "scandalize" him would be in vain, for, he said, he had lived in the city too long and had begun his efforts to purify government long before Emory R. Buckner, counsel for the committee, was born.

At no time during his examination would he admit that the police department was inefficient. He expressed renewed confidence in Rhinelander Waldo, commissioner of police, and declared that if the social evil flourished it was at least on the decrease and was a lesser evil than police blackmail, which he had tried to eradicate.

By way of a counter investigation of the committee, whose chairman, Alderman William H. Curran, he denounced the mayor before taking the stand set on foot an investigation of reports that the committee had accepted a high instead of a low bid for its stenographic work.

Ignores Many Questions.
Nine out of every ten questions asked by Mr. Buckner remained unanswered. The mayor had formed no opinions, he said, and had not come to tell his opinions anyway. If he were asked about facts or about instances wherein the police department had violated the law he was ready to answer.

Four things, he said, he had brought about in the department. First, he had done away with police "violence and club plying;" second, he had forbidden the practice of policemen degrading themselves to get evidence against disorderly houses by consorting with immoral women; third he had insisted on the integrity of the civil service, so that "Murphy or anybody else can't influence appointments;" fourth, he had done away with graft in connection with enforcement of the liquor laws. This graft, he said, had amounted to $3,000,000 annually.

Though the mayor lost his temper time and again and protested to Mr. Buckner that he was asking foolish questions the young lawyer kept at his task patiently, unruffled by the rebuffs. The crowd which jammed the aldermanic chamber until standing room only remained frequently broke into applause at the mayor's retorts.

"I hope you do not think I am trying to badger you, Mr. Gaynor," remarked Mr. Buckner.

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"Oh, I have to make allowance for your zeal and everything," replied the mayor laconically. "I was young once myself."

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Spreading Rail Results in Injury to Twenty-eight.  

Erie, Pa., Sept. 11. - Twenty-eight persons were seriously injured when eastbound train No. 6 of the Nickel Plate road was derailed at Fagan Road, near this city. Among the injured were:
P. S. Walker, St. Paul; R. S. Walker, St. Paul;  Mrs. L. M. Walker, St. Paul; M. S. Huless, Antigo, Wis.; Mrs. M. S. Huless, Antigo, Wis.

The engine of the train, it is said, passed safely over a spreading rail, but the tender was thrown off the track, causing the wreck. The derailment of the tender tore up the tracks, making passage of the mail car impossible.  Following this the coaches in the rear of the mail car, with the exception of one in front of the private car, fell into an eight-foot ditch.

Department of Agriculture Estimates Present Crops.

Washington, Sept. 11. - Cereal crops of the country from present indications will reach the unprecedented total production of 133,016,000 tons, Victor H. Olmsted, chief of the department of agriculture's bureau of statistics, announced.  With record breaking crops of corn, spring wheat, oats barley, rye and buckwheat the year's harvests will be 20.3 per cent greater in weight than last year's production, 6.1 per cent greater than the big year of 1910 and 16.2 per cent greater than that of 1909.

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A teacher in a primary school was endeavoring to make clear to her class the meaning of the words "equestrianism" and "pedestrianism" when she put this query to one small boy: "What is a pedestrian?" "He is one of those fellows," said the boy, "who makes an awful kick when an automobile runs him down."

Why Money is Cheap.
"I want you to tell me what this paper means when it says in its market report that money is cheap," said Mrs. McFee to her husband, who, like all husbands, is supposed to be encyclopedic.  McFee laid down the sporting sheet. "It's simply putting in a briefer form the statements that money talks," he replied, "and that talk is cheap." - Judge's Library.
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Chin Vegetal.
Vegetable fibre, or chin vegetal, is made from leaves of a dwarf palm (Chamaerops humilis), which clings to the soil tenaciously. Its presence was a serious obstacle to the pioneers of Algerian colonization, and it had to be fought foot by foot. It was not then known that the plant would become a source of wealth to the colony and that it would be more and more sought as a commercial product.
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All in Equal Position.
Anybody can get a steady living out of steady effort. The same clock that ticks off twenty hours for one man can't cheat his neighbor. The same laws of right and wrong, the same privilege to do and dare, are open to both. - Herbert Kaufman.
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