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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, iBlJ PACK FOUR WEEKLY ROGl'E RIVER COURIER Weekly Rogue River Courier A. K. VOORHUS, Pab. ad Prop. C. G. COCTAXT, Editor. Entered la the U. 8. Poet Office tt OrtnU Pm, Oregon, second clua til matter. FRIDAY, MARCH 1, lIaT" ACTIVITY AT THE ALAMEDA There la great activity at The Almeda mine. ' The amelter and the machinery generally It being put In thorough repair. Besides, there It considerable equipment being added pieparatory to felumlag . tmejtlng operations, wblu will be Inaugurat ed at toon at the condition of the roadt will permit freighting from Merlin. The winter hat been quite ftTorable and, at a consequence, the mud haa not been at deep at usual brtwcen the railroad and the mine. The company will at once enlarge the cuke bins at the amelter and will aim) considerably enlarge the ore bint at that point. A large ore bin will be erected at the big shaft for temporary storage of oree taken from the lower levels. The work on the shaft will be pushed this season with great vigor and will be contin ued to the thousand foot lovel and It It expected that the rich ore bod. lei will continue to grow richer the' entire distance. Development Is being carried for ward In tunnel A (the main tunnel) and also at the 100 and 300 foot levels In the shaft. In tunnel A they are driving north, or Into the hill, on the vein, being In now about 1000 feet.. This tunnel Is produc ing very fine ore which Ih showing goo.l values. Taken all together the lult.c is in fine condition and lu six weeks more It will show up even better than It docs now. It Is proposed to have every thing in readiness to commence operations In earnest In the smelter and the mine by April 16th. The company expects to complete the auto-truck road this season between Leland and the Almeda and before another win ter sets in everything will be run ning smoothly bo ns to have contin uous operation of both the smelter and the mine during the twelve montlm of the year. States and especially those of the Rogue River valley. It Is the mar kets for farm produce that affect land values. When th' farmer gets but little over one third of the total that the consumer pays for the article, It becomes a matter of rigid economy on bis part to make his farm pay ex penses, let alone a profit. It is the earning capacity that flies the value of all property, to when the farm earnt little or no profit It hat small worth at an investment. How to make Rogue River ralley farms profit earning Investments is now the prob lem that Is uppermost with the farm ers of this valley, and if the Orange can give them helpful Information on this subject the organization will be doing a great work In the prosperity and upbuilding of this section of Ore gon. . . J'KOUB TO THE BOTTOM. The city of Grants I'afiS has been very much wrought up, during the last forty-Dht hours, over au Inci dent lu which an Innocent person was made an unfortuute victim. In the attempt by city police officers to serve a search warrant In this city on Saturday night, James lllxby, one of our esteemed citizens, was badly wounded by a bullet from a gun in the hands of some reckless person. The affair was disgraceful In the ex treme and demands n thorough ln vesttKatlon nt the hands of the au tlotitles. The Courier Is unable to rime the blame where It Justly be longs, except to say that, as far as the police, were concerned, the busi ness was badly managed. There could be no possible necessity for n gun-play In serving a paper of the Mnt mentioned. Firearms are al ways (lanprrons In the hands of peo ple of an exc'table nature, and to this cause must be attributed the un fortunate incident which Is so much t bo regretted by all. MEANING OP ROOSEVELT'S DEC LARATION. The expected has really happened and Roosevelt has declared that he will accept the republican nomina tion If It be tendered hlra by the na tional convention. The contest Is between the friends of Roosevelt and those of President Taft and It will take some weeks to determine the relative strength of the respec tive parties. Roosevelt, to a large extent, Is the Idol of the people, re gardless of party, but just what bis strength will be In the convention has yet to be figured out. This much can be said, that the republican sit uation has within the last two days changed for the bettor from the fact that either of the candidates for the nomination can carry the whole strength of the party If nominated. The third term bugaboo has no ter ror for Roosevelt or a large majority of the republicans, and hence his nomination will not endanger the success of the party. It Is rather amusing to see the attitude of the democratic press in regard to the republican situation. It evidently equally fears both Roosevelt and Taft and Is not slow to tee that the ex-presldent has made an adroit po litical Donsell and L. L. Herrick. Tha Importance of the meeting re ferred to can hardly be over-estimated at the prosperity of our city and, county for that matter, wl.l largely depend upon the action that may be taken at this annual meet ina Wise and prompt measures may be called for on the part of the Commercial ciub in the very near future. There will be things to do which only the Commercial club can successfully undertake. This organ ization will be the get-together plat form upon which we can all stand. a good Commercial club, In which men unite for objects of the common weal, has a value ever and beyond any other organization In city or county. The club Is of the very high est Importance in guarding the wel fare of the city; and when we take Into consideration the Ladles' Auxil iary, which is a part of the parent dob, It will he seen at a glance that there Is power and Influence for good associated with this commercial organization. YOU like to feel, and to be, economical; nice thing, econ omy; to feel that you've spent your money to good advantage is very satisfying. You'll have that feel ing if you come here for HART SCHAFFNER & MARX clothes; they're the kind that pay the buyer a pro fit. Best styles; all wool fabrics. JffiTitJH FIND OUT THE TRUTH. The serious condition of Charles S. Blxby, who was shot last Satur day night, adds to the Importance of the question as to who did the shoot ing. The defense in the Rowley case wH contend that It would have been Impossible for the chief of police to have fired the bullet which struck Blxby, If ft Is tfue, as is claimed by the officer's enemies, that he was In the creek some distance below the level of the bridge. It Is stated that expert testimony will be furnished a the hearing, to show that the bul let which entered the unfortunate man's left shoulder, must have been fired from the surface, at least on a level with the bridge. Fair minded people will demand clear testimony before being convinced that the offi cer did the shooting. They do very Justly blame him, however, for In discretion at the time of serving his search warrant. It was a mistake but not a crime. The entire matter seems to be de generating into a wet and dry fight. move to insure harmony in Thl9 18 a11 wrong. There must be the republican ranks. Loyal repub- an honeBt ""P1 made to find out llcans will gradually settle and be-jthe truth regardless of prohibition come satisfied with the will of the 0r tbe "bllnd P'S" business, party as expressed by the conven- j - MRS. W. M. C0LVIG DIES IN MEDFORD THE PROPOSED POMONA FAIR. ,. , ... . In the death of Mrs. William M. The Grange people of this county! , , (olvlg. in her home at Medford, who will, through the Toniona, hold JackBOn ,.ouutv u8, niK)thcr of Us a fair In Grants Pass this fnll, have 1 pioneers and a most estimable mem- inaiKurnted a movement In the rlsht ; her of its civic life. Mrs. Colvig was direction and. at the sumo time, have i the wlfe of Judge William M. Col- SPRING SUITS FOR BOYS ARE HERE. "Smart Set" clothes the clothes of quality, manufactured by the best boy tailors of New York. Let us show you a special line of Knickerbocker, all wool suits with extra pair of pants. The price $5.00. Geo. S. Calhoun Co. Outfitters to Boy and Man. Save time and labor by using a Planet Jr. seed drill and cultivator in your garden. The Rogue River Hardware Co. carries a good assort ment at the Big Red Front. 3-l-2t notice to creditors. FAR MHR'S MVKKirr PKOUl.EM. "The Farmer's .Market Problem" will bo the subject of nu address that Dr. James Wlthyeombe, director of The Ougon Agricn.t itn.l Experiment Station, will deliver before the Jose phine County Pomona Grant:?, at tt 3 session to bo held nt Murphy Apni 6. Dr. Wlihyconibe come on luvitatiou t There is to bt elevted a president In of Pomona Grange. Issued at their ! place of George O. Subln, a vice pres- pnld a handsome compliment to the capital ilty of this subdivision of the state of Oregon, Such a fair will unite all pints of the county, through and by means (f the various Krauzes, Im mi Important work which must re sult I", i'H::'..!:!LV a '.".it better agricul tural romlitioiis generally. It good without Mollis that the Commercial club and business men will assist in this important work and the resnlt will If tl.a; in mil iiood Mili ac-ivu.plit.h..-il. Ii is to be hoped that ;t.u ii....iiis :..fu of the county Jolu ill tliia ino meet and hold what will be, In effect, a mining loniess, a: the came time and place. IMPORTANT ANNTAL MEETING. The lobular annual meeting of the vig, and both are widely known over ' southern Oregon. Mrs. Colvig was a native of Jack , son county. She was bom at Ft. nirdsoy. near Foots creek. She was the daughter of David and Clara Uirdsoy, who settled on a donation : land claim In 1S5:'. ller father died several years ago, hut her mother, : who is now 7S years of age, is still living, lier home still being on the old donation claim. She was. inar ;le,l to Wllliam'M. Colvig on June S, i 1ST!, and lived with her husband on land adjoining the ISirdsey hmuo ste.nl until 1 S s ; , when sho moved to Jacksonville with her family. The family resided In Jacksonville nlne , teen years, moving to Medford in ! H'0,"i. where she has sime resided, i Mrs. Colvig was prominent in so ' cial and lodge affairs and a few years (ago was grand chief of honor of the j Degree of Honor, a woman's anxili- In the County Court of the State ,of Oregon, for the county of Jose phine. In the Matter of the Estate of D. S. Ilolton, deceased, J. D. Holton, administrator. Notice Is hereby given that I, J. D. Holton, have been appointed ad ministrator of the estate of D. S. Ilolton, deceased, and any persons having claims against said estate will present thein to tne at Merlin, Ore., In care of Chas. Ladd. J. D. HOI.TON. Administrator. Stands Like a Sfono Wall Turns Citlli, Horsis, Hifi-li Prtotlcillj Indislruttiblt A Moline Alfalfa Renovator will increase your alfalfa crop from 25 to 50 per cent if properly used. You can get the Moline at the Rogue River Hardware Co. The Big Red Front. 3-l-2t ican. fewc Buy your new fence for years to come. Get the big, heavy wires, the hinge joint, the good galvanizing, the exactly proportioned quality oi steel that is not too hard nor too suit We can show you this fence in our stock and explain its merits and super iority, not only m the roll but in the field. Ccme and see us and cet our prices. FOR SALE BY s e. l,rui.s Ins Commercial club for the workmen. She was the mother f seven children, Ave of whom, to- e.ectlou of officers win take place on Monday ewuluj,-, March 11, Hud it Is to be hopid there will be a full at tendance and a i artful selection of member of the official board. Out l the nine trustees only R, L. Coe and O. S. Ulunehard are holdovers. gether with her husband, survive her. The children now living are Mr. C. L. Reames, Mrs. R. G. Gale, Mrs. V, J. Warner, Vance and Don ald Colvig, all living In Medford. session at Merlin, Mituiday. The doc tor Is well known to many of the tar tuns of the Rogue River valley and hi being on the program nt the n eM Pomona Grange Is a feature that wil' intra t a largo attendance. The n.niket piobli-m l. the i. o.-t Srio.:s of i.!'. the difficulties that row IrMt C.. farmers it the I'm!' il Idem in j '.uie of Samuel 11 treasurer lu pue of Dr. W. W. Walker and a MNreUry and manag er of the pron.oth'u department in plr.i e of H. 1. r.drewi. The offlclc'.i holding these jvs'tlons are honorary members of the board of trustees, l'heie are three tr.istees to be ect i! U: plve if I! C Klr.tiev. 0 W El'GENK. Feb. -! -Mistaken fer a burglar when h. entered -ho lomMiiatmn store and owned by Edward Smith J. C. SMITH . of Grants Pass Republican candidate for nominee for STATE SENATOR Primaries, April 19, 1912. iloguB liver Hardware THE BIG RED FRONT ii uv in t; a it Kit The state convention will be ii- urn il-.l.Uil.K.TK)X. held in Aberdeen on May 1, It decided. j PORT WORTH, Tex., Feb. 29. I Pliable to agree after 112 hours' de ll liberation, the jury in the case of J. 1 1!. Snead, millionaire banl candidate for republican nomination arlll' m trial for niurder of A. for ELBERT S. VEATCH . I.APOI.LKTTi: KFJ'I BLICA.VS i work Vim d'dlegatio.v CLERK OK JOSEPHINE COUNTY Kaker, a 1 "ii. at i.o, 1 '..C..,.. J....1 .' ...-,.! .huiiiij iaiu, man ( ,irn shot :.! Primaries April 1!il' Ti e poK-ofti,,. j ent deputy clerk. Five wars' ri lo e in t he office. pres et po- I was shot : wounded l S:i;,Ct j-hi't C iV tir-d fr.vi !' re tM'.arro e 1 b.ibly fataitv i S'l'iih -ariv todav I ...... . . . . ! in " r-v.tn Kie j, a ui'hlow a'uive thi Charles F. Thompson OK GKWTS PVS I -OS ANGELES. Feb. 29. LarV O. Iioyce, Sr., was dismissed today by ! h-'tte republicans meet tomorrow e Judge Swayne. The body was hoi e-'' to form a committee to figM lessiy (padlocked. It was retwiaj.' fn- n c.iui , - vKVffnjrmfa 1 17 1 i 1 until f i. I'll that seven stood for acquittal and I tlon Xo the Chleago convention. m e lor conviction. Snead shot Royr? 1 Three hundred voters signed thl '"""wins; an nrpunient eiopeivent of M Ifeyie's son. over theica11 for the nieetlne Snead with I ORE. 1 ' met .1 "e !l i;. i ' iters and Kiw I'.ardwan di i! is Co :-i-:t Mlcan e ind id.l'e toll for lH'imna- (OINTV Primai v CLERK April i!, 1)1. CKM It , ( 0TTI K I.Moi;sn, Piif siDKNT MAY LOSK HEAD 11Y ! EVKKG LADES SCANPAL. TACO.IA. Pet., it!- i s i:i ' ' ' :i:i i.Tal ( niumitt. e ' !"' Pr.-;.!ei.t Tat' ::--l :!.. WASHINGTON, Feb. 29.--'ames v as learned today Is In Imminent dan ' , Ker of losing Ms official head be.'UBe f"''e'of the Tlorida Everglades ?endal. rt-re President Taft, aecorrllnii to report. Mid i :i i,!!a! as offered Wilson s portuiit' to i nivai-, three different men.